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March 10, 2022

Open Thread 2022-23 (Not Ukraine)

News and views NOT related to Ukraine ...

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Speaking of catastrophic decline in living standards, the USA will be in a world of hurt when it is dropped as the reserve currency. While no economics phd is on my resume, I can sure see that our elites have shit the bed big time. Historians will be writing for centuries about how America committed economic suicide.

Posted by: morongobill | Mar 11 2022 12:12 utc | 101

https://yuz.uz/ru/news/v-tashkente-soglasovan-algoritm-vstupleniya-irana-v-shos

The roadmap for Iran ascension into Schanghai Cooperation Organization is finalized

Posted by: Arioch | Mar 11 2022 12:13 utc | 102

I think USA studies will be an academic backwater, it's not like it was the most important empire ever.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Mar 11 2022 12:57 utc | 103

A little wild speculation from me along with some news of strange happenings out Newfoundland way.

I was reading this RT article about foreign volunteers fighting for Russia in Ukraine and it ended with saying Russia has now demanded that Ukraine declare itself a neutral country and never join the US-led NATO military bloc. I wondered if the same demand might be asked of Canada in a post NATO world. We are part of the Arctic Council which is enhancing its mandate to provide security for that region, and we have that other “NATO” arrangement with Sweden. One major problem: Britain. Secondary problem: France. Hmm.

Gigantic container ship, MSC Kim, has some kind of breakdown and ends up afloat in the St.Lawrence, off Newfoundland’s West Coast. After arriving in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from stops in Portugal, Italy and Spain, the MSC Kim was headed for the port of Montreal. Not anymore.
https://gcaptain.com/msc-kim-adrift-gulf-of-st-lawrence/

https://twitter.com/CoastGuardCAN/status/1501678605063147520

A helicopter from the Gander, Newfoundland air base had some kind of incident. Well it was involved in an accident. The 6-person crew survived, with injuries.
https://twitter.com/RCAF_ARC/status/1502018065877413896

https://globalnews.ca/news/8673763/canadian-military-helicopter-crash-gander/

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Mar 11 2022 13:48 utc | 104

Laguerre 95

neocolonialism IS colonialism. pretty sure that Europe does neocolonialism.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 13:55 utc | 105

Took a quick look at The Beaverton (Canadian fake new outfit) to see if they had anything to contribute to the media coverage of accidents (container ship and helicopter).

Yes, yes they do. My two cents worth. Three most recent “reports”:

“We ranked the provinces and tried really hard not to put New Brunswick last”
“ “Whoa, it’s the best of times?” says dude about to have his shit rocked by Charles Dickens”
“Man gets away with murder after eyewitness turns out to be NHL referee”

(Horsetrading theory of everything says réante?? I agree.)

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Mar 11 2022 14:25 utc | 106

It seems fertilizer and food are as much a reason why most of the world isn't on board with sanctions on Russia, as energy is:

Latin America divisions over Ukraine

a small number of governments in the region have publicly endorsed the West’s paralyzing economic sanctions against Russia. They include Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Guatemala.

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According to Statista, nitrogenous, potassium and mixed fertilizers together accounted for almost 40% of all Latin American imports from Russia in 2019. Other key imports include semi-finished steel (15%) and petrol (12%).

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As Quartz reports, Brazil, whose economy is already mired in a stagflationary recession, is the largest importer of fertilizer in the world:

Its top supplier is Russia—providing Brazil 22% of its imports. In October 2021, Russian fertilizer exports were restricted, following a fear of a shortage. The smaller export supply led to higher prices. In fact, right before the invasion, Brazilian authorities were in Russia trying to negotiate a deal. Now with war and sanctions, Brazil’s buyers may need to look elsewhere.

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Latin America was already in the grip of a major food crisis before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, largely but not only due to the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting supply chain crisis. According to an IMF paper published in November 2021, food prices started surging long before the pandemic and have risen more than 18% on average in LA5 countries since January 2020.

“We must say it loud and clear: Latin America and the Caribbean is facing a critical situation in terms of food security,” said Julio Berdegué, FAO’s Regional Representative. There has been an almost 79 percent hike in the number of people living in hunger from 2014 to 2020.”

As I reported in “As Debt, Inflation and Hunger Rises, Latin America’s Fate Lies Once Again in Wall Street’s Hands,” a total of 267 million people — the equivalent of 40% of Latin America’s entire population — experienced moderate or severe food insecurity in 2020, 60 million more than in 2019.* It was the highest rise of any world region.

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Another reason why most Latin American countries are not embracing the West’s economic war against Russia is that the U.S. and to a lesser extent the EU have lost significant influence in the region over the past two decades, as I documented in my August 17, 2021 article, The US Is Losing Power and Influence Even In Its Own Back Yard. Mainly it has been lost to China, but also to a much lesser degree to Russia:

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China’s trade with the region grew 26-fold between 2000 and 2020, from $12 billion to $315 billion, and is expected to more than double by 2035, to more than $700 billion. In the last 20 years China has moved from an almost negligible position as a source of imports and destination of exports within the region to become its second trade partner, at the expense not just of the US but also Europe and certain Latin American countries such as Brazil whose share of inter-regional trade has fallen. According to the World Economic Forum, “China will approach—and could even surpass—the US as LAC’s top trading partner. In 2000, Chinese participation accounted for less than 2% of LAC’s total trade. In 2035, it could reach 25%."

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China is not quite supplanting the US in Latin America just yet — the US is still top dog, particularly in Central America and the Caribbean — but it is eroding its influence. And the political sands in the region are not exactly shifting in the US’ favor right now. Even historically closely aligned countries such as Peru and Mexico are now governed by people and parties that are somewhat less disposed to US influence.

Colombia is basically an occupied state by the US. Chile is enormously dependent on exports to the US. Guatemala is Guatemala. Ecuador is interesting, not sure why they signed on.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 14:47 utc | 107

Misotheist 97

You keep my horse out of it.

As I qualified the VERY first time I brought up National Socialism, nobody get your panties in a bunch because talking objectively about national socialism does not make one a national socialist. It makes one mature. I even presented NSDAP'S platform for all to see, and it was unarguably an antisemitic Left-libertarian politics. (Antisemitism is anti-finance capitalism because the latter is Old Testament Capitalism.) I wanted to set that record straight so as to help reorient the team narrative here at MoA from somewhat politically confused to not confused.

One of the fundamental teachings in life is to know thyself: it is very clear to me that the single-biggest political ideology represented at MoA is the national socialist ideology; most people here are Left-libertarian/(traditional)conservatives. And that's okay. If I was political (which I'm decidedly not because cultural anthropology clearly shows that all politics are packs of lies invented to circumvent the natural law represented by Dunbar's Number) I too would be national socialist because it's the third way, and the most mature stance that political immaturity has to offer.

But you went and got your panties in a bunch anyway. Because you bought into the holocaust propaganda. Grown men and women, Misotheist, can't be psychologically triggered by ideas. That can only happen if you've had your mind hijacked.

True progressive politics, as they're referred to in the US anyway, are, in objective political terminology, national socialist politics. That so few realize this speaks to the full spectrum dominance of the holocaust propaganda machine.

I wanted to reestablish what NS actually is so that we can watch it's manufactured reemergence unfold before our eyes, in a different context. Here at the natively and loosely NS commentariat that I see this one to be, the general response to my NS vision for the medium-term future (WAG duration of approx 10 years) is that it's like a wet dream of sorts, a wishful fantasy. That speaks volumes. And again, my sound reasoning is that the most shrewd way for the elite to necessarily depopulate the planet is to STEALTHILY (vaxxxes, stage-managed economic war) sow the structural seeds of that depopulation JUST BEFORE transitioning to a new, highly-competent and high-character can-do political establishment that does its earnest best to deal with a very nasty and structural predicament indeed.

That's smart! The smart way to depopulate is by stealth. Duh. And of course there will more mechanisms, some we recognize and some we'll never know about. One thing is certain, though, the reign of Germ Theory in the coming age of chronic malnutrition and famine, because of the onslaught of visible diseases that accompany such conditions, will be a major tool for tamping down mass human panic.

Miso, brother, true adults can only be moved to legitimate fury by personal betrayal. You need to grow up.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 14:47 utc | 108

US regular gasoline prices only jumped $0.01 but diesel beat goes on

Regular gasoline


Current Avg. $4.33

Yesterday Avg. $4.32

Week Ago Avg. $3.84

Month Ago Avg. $3.48

Year Ago Avg. $2.83

Diesel


Current Avg. $5.13

Yesterday Avg. $5.06

Week Ago Avg. $4.26

Month Ago Avg. $3.88

Year Ago Avg. $3.05

The commodities feeding frenzy seems to have temporarily abated, but oil prices are still over $100.

The jump in diesel, however, is probably more of an impact on the economy than regular gasoline. It will drive up the price of everything, since everything in the US is moved via diesel powered trucks from the 2nd to last mile (i.e. to stores and warehouses) upwards to initial transport from ports.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 14:53 utc | 109

Vanessa Beeley twitter got suspended. I think will see more of this censorship, it would not surprise me if west block access to Moonofalabama and similar sites.

Posted by: Zanon | Mar 11 2022 14:54 utc | 110

@ Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 14:47 utc | 107

An interesting flip seems to be underway. Traditionally the USA/CIA/NATO would use food riots in developing countries as a pretext for "color revolutions" that swept away regimes that were insufficiently compliant.

It could well be that leaders of such countries will have to reject the US sanctions regime in order to prevent those food riots. In which case a new pretext for "color revolutions" will have to be promoted.

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 11 2022 14:57 utc | 111

It is also interesting to see fans chanting Abramovich's name at the end of the soccer match Chelsea FC played last night.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas | Mar 11 2022 11:01 utc | 99

Yes, reading the tea leaves. These people must not be, or are no longer, neolibs nor neocons. Nor are they passive and apathetic about politics. Therefore they must be something else. Obviously their still enjoying their bread and circuses, but they must be moving towards something else.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 14:57 utc | 112

"Europe should wake up from the American staged drama"

Posted by: Arioch | Mar 11 2022 11:55 utc | 100

"The people of the world should wake up from the Globally staged drama, and that includes China."

To the Chinese author of that quote: FTFY! Fixed that insidious propaganda for you!

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 15:01 utc | 113

Losing the war

Economic Blacklist of Russia Marks New Blow For Globalization - wsj.com

Paywalled but the title says it all...

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 15:19 utc | 114

Iran nuclear deal collapsing

Iran Nuclear Talks Close To Collapse Over Russian Demands

Russia is requesting that any return to the agreement include guarantees that any future Russian business with Iran be exempt from EU and U.S. sanctions — a late curveball from Moscow in response to the crippling penalties the country is facing over its invasion of Ukraine.

But negotiators from the other world powers involved — including the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and China, as well as senior EU diplomats — can’t find a way to accommodate the demands, diplomats said. So after 11 months of intermittent negotiations in Vienna, talks will take a break to allow for bilateral conversations between Iran and Russia over the situation. Iran seems eager to close the deal, given the potential revenue it can gain from exporting its oil with prices now soaring and its need for sanctions relief.

“A pause in #ViennaTalks is needed, due to external factors,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell tweeted Friday morning.

Misleading as usual.
The issue on how Iran is supposed to deal with its enriched uranium - part of its denuclearization obligations under the JCPOA - is not a "curveball".

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 15:21 utc | 115

@malenkov #111
Another explanation could simply be that the US used to be the dominant wheat exporter in the world - and thus controlled world wheat prices to a significant extent.

Historical US wheat exports

If you expand out the time scale, you'll notice US wheat exports are highly irregular...

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 15:26 utc | 116

From James Howard Kunstler's latest Friday essay:

Historians of the future, boiling acorns over their campfires, will wonder that amidst all the global strife of the 2020s, Americans barely noticed that the US government went to war on its own citizens. Was there something in the water — or, more specifically, in the Pepsi Cola? Or did those “vaccines,” which were so popular as an emblem of their obedience to The Science, turn their brains into something like an Oreo McFlurry? However it happened, said citizens marched themselves ardently into the VAERS database to receive gold stars on their vaxx passports thinking: jabs will make us free!

The entire Covid-19 fiasco: a Chinese fire-drill inside a clusterfuck garnished with the rankest dishonesty from start to finish.

All that’s left is the sound of money being shot out of cannons, and nobody seems to notice that it gets shredded in the process. America has gazed into the abyss and apparently decided to sign a lease and move in.

The last sentence had me rolling on the floor. Needless to say that with the EU, Gefängnis der Völker, it's the exact same thing.

Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Mar 11 2022 15:31 utc | 117

malenkov 111

I agree that it's an interesting flip.

In the age of energy decline the center cannot hold. The part of the script that has the Western Hegemon fruitlessly and stupidly trying to hold together the political center with one hand as it smashes the economic center with the other, by canceling Russia, is like neoliberalism, fraught with existential anguish, reciting "To Be or Not to Be."

I will say that I believe we are beyond color revolutions now. And also that these coming food riots cannot be prevented. The riots are just the beginning.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 15:32 utc | 118

@ c1ue | Mar 11 2022 15:26 utc | 116

Definitely also a major factor.

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 11 2022 15:33 utc | 119

Venom 87

Enjoyed you scenario regarding gold.

Consider this: gold can only be a stable medium of exchange during a growth phase. After Rome collapsed, gold and silver meant nothing to the people of Europe for a very long time.

Look at it this way. For as long as oil can be pumped out of the ground for commercial purposes (as opposed to having been nationalized and rationed) it will be the TRUE store of value because all money has always been a mere proxy for energy surpluses; that is the function of money, as a proxy, gold included.

As the amount of oil declines, the supply of gold relative to the supply oil will increase. And we call that inflation. And it will be inexorable. Gold will inflate, then hyperinflate. (Heresy!)

While oil remains a commercial resource, gold will lose value relative to oil. It will just lose value more slowly than fiat currency.

And look! Gold is already losing value relative to oil. Just not as fast as fiat currencies.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 15:47 utc | 120

@reante #120
I am continually amazed by the low quality of output you post.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 16:13 utc | 121

Further to my post @ 104, Canadian downed helicopter update —

From photos, it appears that the tail rotor was completely severed from the rest of the aircraft. … (here, see for yourselves- https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/gander-n-l-airport-reopens-after-cormorant-helicopter-crash-investigation-ongoing-1.5815421 )

Royal Canadian Air Force said they’d release information via their Twitter account
https://mobile.twitter.com/RCAF_ARC

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Mar 11 2022 16:25 utc | 122

How propaganda works in the West

Theaters of War - on vimeo

This is incidentally why Chinese companies are such prominent funders of blockbuster Hollywood movies. Being a major funder means you have editorial control - both explicit and implicit.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 16:42 utc | 123

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 14:47 utc | 108

Look, bastard, I don't give a flying fuck about whatever you say.

Your originsal point was undistinguishable from whitewashing nazism, and that's all I care about, I don't take pointers from Nazis or defenders of nazism.

Your injuctions to "growing" or any attempts at psychological manipulation I will simply ignore and stonewall.

You want to touch nazi shit? That's your own fucking problem.

You saw it fit to regurgitate cryptofascist talking points, I'll see it to remind everybody of you courting fucking nazis of all things, and you should have no problem with that since you defended nazi stances of your own free will.

Nazis are human beings, with their own views and values, and still deserve to be killed, because they're hostis humani generis

Posted by: Misotheist | Mar 11 2022 16:43 utc | 124

c1ue 121 I hope you know where to find your short circuit. sorry for blowing your fuse again.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 16:48 utc | 125

Miso, see my comment to c1ue. And peace out.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 16:51 utc | 126

Miso, see my comment to c1ue. And peace out.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 16:51 utc | 126

No peace for nazis.

I'll make sure to remind everybody of your nazi proclivities in any thread you speak up in.

Given that you liked whitewashing nazis starting on your very first thread, you should have no problem with this.

Posted by: Misotheist | Mar 11 2022 16:58 utc | 127

@reante @Misotheist

I don't call people trolls because it presumes to know motivation - which is impossible unless you know the actual person in real life.

However, the output from this individual is such garbage that the effect is that of trolling. There is no point engaging unless you like being mad - and if you like being mad, might as well just go right to Twitter and Facebook. It would be more efficient.

I ignore reante exactly because of this utter lack of content but YMMV.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 17:09 utc | 128

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 17:09 utc | 128

I don't call people trolls because it presumes to know motivation - which is impossible unless you know the actual person in real life.

However, the output from this individual is such garbage that the effect is that of trolling. There is no point engaging unless you like being mad - and if you like being mad, might as well just go right to Twitter and Facebook. It would be more efficient.

I ignore reante exactly because of this utter lack of content but YMMV.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 17:09 utc | 128

Most often I don't even read this user, but engaging the 10% of the time required to remind the commentariat that this user regurgitates Nazi talking points, is little enough to be worth it.

Posted by: reante | Feb 25 2022 17:57 utc | 63

https://www.moonofalabama.org/2022/02/ukraine-open-thread-2022-17.html

Reante regurgitates classical nazifascist talking points.

Posted by: Misotheist | Mar 11 2022 17:49 utc | 129

The issue on how Iran is supposed to deal with its enriched uranium - part of its denuclearization obligations under the JCPOA - is not a "curveball".

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 11 2022 15:21 utc | 115

I suppose the USA could take Iran's uranium, then we could stop buying it from the Russians. We could gets lots of things from Iran instead of the Russians. Nah.

Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 11 2022 17:58 utc | 130

Another update to my post @ 104 — MSC Kim, that container ship headed down the St. Lawrence to the port of Montreal before breaking down (now in tow back to Nova Scotia I think)

“On Nov 17, 2015, the Belgian police found a record amount of cocaine, nearly 500 kilograms , on board the “MSC Kim”. The drugs were hidden in rolls of plastic films in the container cargo. The vessel had some overstay in Antwerp, having arrived there on Nov 16 from Ecuador. No mentioning of crew involvement.”
https://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Msc-Kim-9351581.html

Well then.

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Mar 11 2022 18:15 utc | 131

I suppose the USA could take Iran's uranium [snip]

Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 11 2022 17:58 utc | 130

True. After all, we take Iran's oil without paying for it.

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 11 2022 18:16 utc | 132

Posted by: Arioch | Mar 11 2022 11:55 utc | 100:

The article you posted in Chinese has English version:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202203/1254479.shtml

Posted by: Oriental Voice | Mar 11 2022 19:08 utc | 133

@reante, #105:

Your "ism" postings here sounds very much like rantism to me.

Cheers!

Posted by: Oriental Voice | Mar 11 2022 19:11 utc | 134

Hostes generis humani.

Posted by: Lysias | Mar 11 2022 19:29 utc | 135

I re-checked the hospital video and noticed some strange things. At 1:12 the footage slips past what looks like a small office where numerous numerous boxes are stored. One of the boxes, stacked in the far right corner near the window, has a massive ‘UNICEF’ stamp on it. In addition, as the camera enters the room,bottom left hand corner, a fleeting glimpse of a labelled box with several hand written words can be seen. I can’t read Ukranian, but one word written in pen seems to read ‘Ariev’. I looked up ‘Ariev’…Volodymyr Ariev??
Another anomaly appears at 1.03 when the camera enters what looks like a bathroom - a rubbish bin half full of paper, and a bucket of bloodied water. In addition to the pregnant model…this is starting to smell!
Please forgive my double post but I wondered what others had noticed or if anyone could read the labels. And as it was buried beyond 300 in the other link I wasn’t confident it would be read.

Posted by: Annie | Mar 11 2022 20:14 utc | 136

In winter 2020-21, my spouse was determined to be cancer free, following a pre-cancer screening, which included a CT scan.
In March and April 2021, she received the two jab Moderna miracle.
On Labor Day 2021, she was diagnosed with aggressive, advanced, inoperable, small cell lung cancer.
She’s still alive. Still breathing anyway.
I also had the Moderna miracle, at the same time.
We trusted the advice of our niece, the MD, and our daughter, the RN.
I would appreciate any assistance that any patrons of this site would be willing to provide.
I broached this subject, here at the bar, once, previously.
The condescending comment that I received, from Mr. Peter au1, pissed me off to such an extent that I dropped the conversation.
The more I read, the more confused, and angry, and despondent I become.
Uncle Tungsten gave me a couple of places to look for answers, and I thank him for that.
I’m not internet savvy, as I spent the better part of the last decade in prison (for a crime that I did not commit), until I bankrupt myself in the appeals process of freeing myself from a corrupt legal machine.
Given all of that, if anyone here would like to help me find some answers about this Covid related “thing”, I would be very grateful.
Either way, I wish you well.

Posted by: $outhpaw | Mar 11 2022 20:18 utc | 137


Posted by: jo6pac | Mar 10 2022 15:27 utc | 2

"Gas in my town Tracy, Calif has gone from $4.19 to %5.19 in 10 days. I'm sure joe b. has plan/s"

Hi bro your nearest MoA in CA (Central Valley) just few cities away along CA99, COSTCO today (NOW) $5.17 not the cheapest but Delhi selling $4.99. Expect accelerates increase since our beloved governor Gavin Newsom planned to provide full healthcare to all illegals in the State, while veterans (States authorized murderers) still homeless and living in makeshifts camps under highway freeway underpasses or lining up in LA, SFO and Oakland streets...... and killing Asians whenever opportunity permits good luck NeoLiberal,,..

Posted by: JC | Mar 11 2022 20:20 utc | 138

True. After all, we take Iran's oil without paying for it.

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 11 2022 18:16 utc | 132

We're stealing it from Syria too. We seem to want a lot of oil. But it's not just that, we don't want anybody else to have a lot of oil too. And yet we waste tons of it every day. Same thing with methane, which is "gas", and makes a good cook fire. Tons of it generated every day, just thrown away, but they have the europeans paying dollars per cubic meter for it.

You can't tell me this is rational, reasonable, and sane.

Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 11 2022 20:27 utc | 139

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71PR0YQi7Jk

Good news if true. 70% of Russian banks still connected to SWIFT. EU is stuck.

Posted by: Eighthman | Mar 11 2022 20:42 utc | 140

$outhpaw@197. Understand how you feel. My wife and I chose not to get vaxxed, but I have three adult kids who all got vaxxed. I worry. Especially looking at the data dump from Pfizer and the side affects they knew of. Criminal!
I'm not sure what anyone who was forced due to work or conned by charlatans can do to counteract any damage now or in the future. A new field for 'snake oil salesmen' with post apocalyptic vaxx cures I suppose.
Over at thesaker we have a community page where lots of covid info is posted, you might find something there or links to more info.

ps not sure why anyone would hassle you on that, seems rather petty.

Cheers M

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Mar 11 2022 20:59 utc | 141

What's the meaning of this here, Pfizer filing Form 25 with the SEC? It's not a complete withdrawal from the stock exchange, is it?


Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Mar 11 2022 21:16 utc | 142

YouTube just did a "Murica Ban" on RT and Affiliates.

I can't get a Live Stream of RT on the GOOGL Playstore RTNewsApp.

One can view RT Live Broadcasts through RT.com's RTPlayer and RumblePlayer - as well as on Rumble Site+App:

https://rumble.com/vwbbjn-putin-announces-special-operation-in-donbass-special-coverage.html

Posted by: IronForge | Mar 11 2022 21:30 utc | 143

$outhpaw | Mar 11 2022 20:18 utc | 137

I'm sorry to hear!
If you feel like it, send your email address to scotch_bingeington@posteo.net and we can talk about what you're looking for.

Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Mar 11 2022 21:34 utc | 144

$outhpaw | Mar 11 2022 20:18 utc | 137

Very sorry to hear that.

One paper that came out last November concerns a doctor who experienced rapid tumour growth after he received a vaxx. You can search for it under the name:

"Rapid Progression of Angioimmunoblastic T Cell Lymphoma Following BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccine Booster Shot: A Case Report"

Best wishes.

Posted by: spudski | Mar 11 2022 22:17 utc | 145

I don't like to brag, but I go to expensive places. A couple months ago it was the gas station in Death Valley, California, with gasoline at $6.50 a gallon. Here's the prices now.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Mar 11 2022 22:23 utc | 146

$outhpaw | Mar 11 2022 20:18 utc | 137

Here is the link:

Rapid Progression of Angioimmunoblastic T Cell Lymphoma Following BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccine Booster Shot: A Case Report

Posted by: spudski | Mar 11 2022 22:32 utc | 147

$outhpaw. That's horrible. You've had it and have it rough. Keep your chin up.

All I can say is two things. I'm a true believer in the GAPS diet for general healing, but it takes years. And unless you grow the food yourself it's very expensive, although if you buy bones in bulk it an really cut costs. But here's an even better tip: most hobby farmers running cattle don't care about bones and the cut and wrap outfits sell the bones on. But these outfits will saw up ALL the bones for a small fee. If you ask around you'll eventually find a farmer who you can take the bones from or you might even have luck with the butcher's themselves. But remember, you really do want grassfed and organic. Focus your wife on marrow bones and knuckle bones.

The other thing is stay away from all 5G emissions as much as possible. If you're around it, your wife's cancer may as much that as it is the vaxxxes.

Oh last thing is drink good well or spring water, but not commercial spring water. And people I think highly of really believe in "structured water."

Rest, sleep, open windows, countryside.

All the best.

Posted by: reante | Mar 11 2022 22:39 utc | 148

Don Bacon | Mar 11 2022 22:23 utc | 145

I fill up at Barstow, if needed, at Shoshone if I'm slacking...Stovepipe Wells as a last resort. I keep at least a 5 gallon can with me at all times.

Posted by: donten | Mar 11 2022 22:51 utc | 149

@ $outhpaw 137
--an addition to reante 147 (except I'm a vegetarian and exercise a lot)
There is a mind-body connection, where a positive brain helps health, with negative thoughts having a negative effect. Also it's important to learn all you can about medications.
An excellent reference on these matters is "Anatomy of an Illness" by Norman Cousins. (He authored some other excellent books also.)

Posted by: Don Bacon | Mar 11 2022 22:58 utc | 150

@ donten 148
Some say it's just a plot to encourage us to buy electric cars.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Mar 11 2022 23:00 utc | 151

@Bemildred #130
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
To my understanding, Russia is the only country that takes enriched uranium and dilutes it out for use.
Because it involves handling highly radioactive materials and generating more nuclear waste.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 0:12 utc | 152

@ Bemildred | Mar 11 2022 20:27 utc | 139

Can't go two miles where I live without coming across a fracking rig burning off methane.

Posted by: malenkov | Mar 12 2022 0:17 utc | 153

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.
To my understanding, Russia is the only country that takes enriched uranium and dilutes it out for use.
Because it involves handling highly radioactive materials and generating more nuclear waste.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 0:12 utc | 151

I don't claim to know enough about it to be sarcastic. I observe we are trying to cozy up to Iran and I start speculating about what we have in mind. And the discussion about it seems very politicized. And I know Iran does have uranium. And that we get all our uranium from Russia now. Does Russia make everybodies uranium? That would seem awkward.

Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 12 2022 0:35 utc | 154

Bemildred @153--

Rosatom sells processed fuel for reactors as one of its many products. As I wrote months ago, the Outlaw US Empire cannot provide fuel for its reactors, even the military ones. That business was Neoliberalized and offshored like so many others. No one gave it any thought at the time. Mr. Market would provide. Oops!

The politicization of commerce was bound to make the global market economy dysfunctional, and it has Big Time. That has costs for all nations, some more than others. Trump's Trade War made that very clear to the surprise of many.

Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 12 2022 0:51 utc | 155

@Bruised Northerner

I live in Gander. Haven't heard shit about the accident but then again I'm an unvaccinated jew who is unallowed to socialize in the covid era and my main source of local intel is my work but I've been off for 2 months due to the mandates.
I'll head into work Monday with coffees and get the low down.
Seems odd the location of the accident as a helicopter doesn't need a runway and Sar squadron has its own area of the airport unless the accident happened en route.
That day was windy as fuck but thats nothing new here.
This country is falling apart equipment and people included.

Posted by: PleaseBeleafMe | Mar 12 2022 1:11 utc | 156

$outhpaw

Much strength and healing for your spouse brother. Andrographis is an immune booster, common and available in capsule, easy to cultivate and extreme bitter to chew but tolerable. Sometimes capsules can really upset stomach alone so half with food can alleviate stomachs response to chuck it. better to start with the following for a weakened person.

Black seed oil, dandelion tea, star anise tea are said to assist defenses from spike proteins. They mask our ACE2 receptors from attaching spike proteins. I understand it is the ACE2 receptors that covid spikes grip on to invade human cell.

A fist full of fresh dandelion leaves in a teapot or saucepan of boiling water to make tea. It is diuretic so plan for that. Chuck in a star anise as well if you like aniseed flavor.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 1:17 utc | 157

karlof1 #154

Rosatom sells processed fuel for reactors as one of its many products. As I wrote months ago, the Outlaw US Empire cannot provide fuel for its reactors, even the military ones. That business was Neoliberalized and offshored like so many others. No one gave it any thought at the time. Mr. Market would provide. Oops!

The politicization of commerce was bound to make the global market economy dysfunctional, and it has Big Time. That has costs for all nations, some more than others. Trump's Trade War made that very clear to the surprise of many.

The Clinton Foundation was the grateful recipient of a donation following HRC 'arranging' the sale of a US based Uranium miner to Russian oligarchs. Now that is bum that some might find worth coming back to bite. Not I though.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 1:39 utc | 158

I'm going to chime into the NS debate for some reason.
I hate nazis don't get me wrong. My father is Dutch and I've had family marched off never to return during the war. Not because they were Jewish but because they were slave labour/a threat whatever.
I would kill a nazi. Gladly step on its face until my boot meets ground and probably giggle from the experience.
There is however a difference I believe between a nazi and national socialism in terms of ideology.
Could national socialism be a palative political alternative if the racist and untermenschen aspects were removed?
If a more open political corporate relationship existed half our arguments at moa would cease to exist. Does it need to be expansionist or militaristic?
Is communism so bad? Under Stalin I would say it was shit and the soviet union wasn't really communism if fear instead of brotherhood holds the construct together.
The Chinese ran with it used a version of it but still nah not really communist. Cuba? Nah. Where has true communism flourished? Vietnam maybe lol
I met a guy at a little Cafe in st John's a couple weeks ago. The Cafe caters to the unvaxxed and refuses the mandates so it's rebellion central. I was with my niece and she recognized a guy in the next booth. He joins us and opens up eventually that he's a national socialist. Shows me his collection of NS flags that he has. Italian,British and French.I give him an opportunity to live and he explains his views. He wasn't some jew/black/arab/etc. hater. He just thought it should be the way to go. I let him live.

Posted by: PleaseBeleafMe | Mar 12 2022 1:42 utc | 159

The politicization of commerce was bound to make the global market economy dysfunctional, and it has Big Time. That has costs for all nations, some more than others. Trump's Trade War made that very clear to the surprise of many.

Posted by: karlof1 | Mar 12 2022 0:51 utc | 154

Yes, thank you for that. What we have now is a faith-based economy.

Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 12 2022 2:53 utc | 160

SK's next prez...

FUS bootlicker

China hawk,

NK hawk,

Last but not least...
Whaddayaknow !
Pro Jp !

Champagn are popping in washington/Tokyo right now.
uncle sham's wet dream...
A FUS/SK/JP anti Chinese coalition coming up

uncle sham

Self destruct ?
Just u wait.....

Posted by: denk | Mar 12 2022 2:54 utc | 161

denk
Amerkkan dumbocracy in action. Very interesting times denk. China is no longer the China each and every wannabe empire can take a chunk of. Russia is no longer Yeltsin's Russia. Very interesting times.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Mar 12 2022 3:24 utc | 162

Peter AU1 | Mar 12 2022 3:24 utc | 161

Meanwhile,
uncle sham just bought Nepal for 500M..
What a bargain !

The noose around China is now complete

https://theoutlooker.com/opinion/opinion-sher-bahadur-deuba-and-his-wife-helper-of-us-cia-and-betrayer-of-nepal-14272/

Posted by: denk | Mar 12 2022 3:39 utc | 163


Posted by: Peter AU1 | Mar 12 2022 3:24 utc | 161

"Amerkkan dumbocracy in action. Very interesting times denk. China is no longer the China each and every wannabe empire can take a chunk of. Russia is no longer Yeltsin's Russia. Very interesting times.."

Peter, yes you're correct... NO MORE 9Alliances (Shanghai)..... when China kowtow to the Anglo-Saxon (and Russians but this time 100% comrade-in-arm)) and the Japanese..... I just spoke to my siblings in Sydney and Singapore to be careful of the White....and also stock up foods and they has.... Also warn them... International Space Stations and Atlas engines... WW3 started but no missiles flying yet....

Go Luck everyone...RT and Spudnik finally 100% shutdown in California..

Posted by: JC | Mar 12 2022 3:43 utc | 164

PleaseBeleafMe #158

Thank you for the anecdote, but how is the Nat Soc system regulated? How can we as the people prevent the regulator being captured by the extremely wealthy oligarch/bank/state law enforcer.

This is the elemental problem of almost any system.

I do not accept that National Socialism is any benefit to social betterment because it represents a theory whereby the two supreme power elements in our society state (concentrated public wealth and authority) and business leaders (concentrated private wealth and power) form a coalition to benefit the nation? benefit the people? benefit themselves?

Socialism imo acts in the name of all, the people and the common wealth as a shared commodity and regulates to minimise power abuse.

Just be sure that your nay soc acquaintance is absolutely clear on the regulatory mechanism and the means of ensuring the integrity of that mechanism in perpetuity and in the hands of the people to design, change, enforce. I suspect your nat soc acquaintance has no reliable, durable, robust formula.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 3:51 utc | 165

@Sean the leprechaun, @Scotch Bingeington, @Spudski, @reante, @Don Bacon, @Uncle Tungsten
I hope that it is not poor form, on my part, to address you collectively.
I have informed my spouse, the best friend that I have ever had, about the kindness, and generosity, that all of you have shown to us.
I told her that we still have options, things that we can still try, to restore her health.
Her reaction was subdued.
But, she’s been through hell, with no results to show for it, (SO FAR), so enthusiasm is not her strong suit, currently.
But, your willingness to help us, is impacting me a great deal.
Enough for the both of us.
She was diagnosed on exactly the 43rd anniversary of our first date.
So this experience has been very emotional for me.
As has the concern that each of you have shown to complete strangers.
Sean, I have bookmarked The Saker.
Scotch, I will be in touch.
Spudski, I will read the material in the link that you provided.
reante, I get my poultry from an organic farmer, and he also raises beef, so I will have access to bones.
I will acquaint myself with the GAPS diet.
Don, I will be getting the book that you have recommended.
I was rereading Johnny Got His Gun, but that will be put away, in favor of all of the material that you all have recommended.
Uncle Tungsten, your posts are what motivated me to reach out from the digital morass, and ask for help.
When I stop and think about all of you, my chest gets tight, and my eyes feel swollen, but I’m trying my damdest to remain stoic.
Fishbone, my wife’s nickname (based upon a Joe Walsh song), has had all of the conventional treatments she can tolerate.
She is having vitamin C infusions, to help her recover from the chemotherapy, as well as taking enzyme blend 5-10731.
I’m trying to obtain a Chinese ginseng compound, based upon a recommendation from Stephen Fulder, Ph.D.
Dr. Jeffrey Kotulski, from Mankato, MN, is attending to her post chemotherapy treatment, and I am in touch with Dr. Zack Bush, about additional options.
No refined sugar in our world anymore.
Organic everything that I can find.
Plum and rhubarb supplements are also in the mix.
I finally got around to joining the local Co-op last year.
Better late than never.
Typing these words, while heartfelt, is inadequate in expressing how fondly I am disposed towards all of you.
And, of course, how grateful I am to b, for doing what he does to make this, and so much more, possible.
Now, is not a particularly good time, but if any of you are ever in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, I would be honored to meet you.
My email is Kellykloss58@gmail.com
I wish for each and every one of you, good health, and an abundance of laughter and smiles.
I extend that wish to your loved ones as well.
Mitakuye Oyasin

Posted by: $outhpaw | Mar 12 2022 4:14 utc | 166

If there is indeed a health risk associated with the vaxxx induced autoimmune spike protein attaching to the ace2 receptors then don't forget that most statins and blood pressure pills upregulate ace2 production which makes for a contraindication nightmare. Nobody should be on those pills anyway, ever.

Suppressed cholesterol levels from statins make it harder for the body to repair itself, and the inability to heal properly is directly related to cancer. Cancer is often described as wound healing gone wrong. Cholesterol is extremely important for lung surface regeneration and other lung functions; it's also a major building blocks of all our organs except the heart. And there is zero real evidence that high blood cholesterol is bad for you.

Blood pressure meds are also counterproductive. If we get high blood pressure it's because our intelligent body is compensating for poor blood flow by narrowing our veins in order to increase flow, by increasing pressure. Smart. Not ideal but smart. Ideal would be the persona whose eating poorly and not exercising enough becoming aware of his declining health and doing some about it, so that the flow will return and the pressure will drop. The worst case scenario is the dumbass doctor prescribing chemicals that suppress the compensatory mechanism that the intelligent body decided was necessary.

Posted by: reante | Mar 12 2022 4:23 utc | 167

I wanted to add that I consider myself to be a lucky man.
I met the woman of my dreams, the best friend that anyone could ever ask for, when I was a young man in my early twenties.
How can I not call myself fortunate?
And, while being in prison for something that I didn’t do was it’s own special hell, my darling wife kept me supplied with endless supplies of books, which saved my life, and my humanity, and opened my mind.
Again, thank you.

Posted by: $outhpaw | Mar 12 2022 4:27 utc | 168

Is that ironic or what?

I was just posting about censorship from DuckDuckGo and
here at MoA my post was...
blocked!

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 4:42 utc | 169

I have long recommended the search engine DuckDuckGo as it doesn't play the same totalitarian games as Google-CIA.

DuckDuckGo Updates Search Engine, Will Penalize Sites ‘Associated With Disinformation’

https://www.theepochtimes.com/duckduckgo-updates-search-engine-will-penalize-sites-associated-with-disinformation_4331495.html

Anyone know of another search engine?

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 4:44 utc | 170

$outhpaw,

It's excellent that you're in touch with Zach Bush. He wrote the foreword in Tom Cowan's book "Cancer and the New Biology of Water." Tom is mostly who I was thinking of when I mentioned drinking structured water. All our cells are water-based gels.

You have an awesome attitude keep up the great work!

Posted by: reante | Mar 12 2022 4:44 utc | 171

@Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 4:42 utc | 168

I reposted @169 but was much more brief as I didn't feel like retyping everything again
only to see it blocked again. I also used a different URL in the link.

Again.
I was posting about censorship by the search engine DuckDuckGo
only to have my post
blocked
here at MoA.

Jeepers!

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 4:59 utc | 172

librul #171

The safety filter to moa site is picky about urls and seemingly variable from day to day. So it goes.

Workaround by posting broken url and we can sort it or maybe tinyurl, or just the title of the item in quote marks and we can cut and paste it to our search engine. It is a drag, but if what you present seems worthwhile, a reader here will get to it maybe.

It is not that b is censoring.... it is entirely inside the silicon brain of the site provider. I have to say though that I am NOT encountering anything like the hassle it used to be so perhaps it is my ISP that is intruding on easy transmission and has changed somehow. Remain calm and persistent.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 5:24 utc | 173

Turkey: Nerve center for ISIS fugitives, weapons, finance.

Dated 28 February but barflies may have missed it.
It is a worthy read if only to indicate the insane Hieronymus Bosch character of Erdogan's Turkey.

See here at the Cradle.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 5:41 utc | 174

There is a feast of reading here at anti-speigel.ru. Just click on your page translator and dig in.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 5:48 utc | 175

fyi
a few facts first: Ukraine and Russia help feed the world In 2019-2021, they accounted for some 25-30% of global wheat exports, along with 20% ofglobal corn and 80% of global sunflower-oil exports.... Who buys the wheat: Egypt, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Yemen , Sudan, UAE, Senegal, Vietnam, Indonesia etc etc

DeleteTheNats @DeleteTheNats

If you think gas prices are bad, wait until 30% of the world's wheat production is missing this fall.

Posted by: michaelj72 | Mar 12 2022 5:55 utc | 176

sorry forgot to include this part, the link
https://twitter.com/DeleteTheNats/status/1501968867215777797

Posted by: michaelj72 | Mar 12 2022 5:56 utc | 177

@uncle tungsten | Mar 12 2022 3:51 utc

He was just a harmless young fella and we didn't delve too much into structure or how to regulate.
I would argue that we have state/corporate relationship now that resembles a national socialist government. It's just disguised and poorly done for the benefit not of a countries peoples. A more efficient management style where corporations get the backing of the state and use a countries resources for the benefit of the people is therefore more socialist than our current form of governance.
After experiencing how easy it is to become tyrannical in a democracy I'm open to all.

Posted by: PleaseBeleafMe | Mar 12 2022 12:08 utc | 178

@ 155, thanks for the local perspective! I see today that another ship has had an engine breakdown and is adrift off the coast of Newfoundland. Busy days for the Canadian Coast Guard! This one is a bulk carrier ship, MV Comanche:

https://www.marinelink.com/news/bulk-carrier-suffers-engine-failure-off-494974

According to this, registered owner is Banc of America Leasing.
https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/COMANCHE-IMO-9743289-MMSI-538006933

Saudi blogger, promoting liberal values, freed after a decade in a Saudi prison. His wife is a Canadian citizen, Quebec resident. An editorial —
https://www.lapresse.ca/international/chroniques/2022-03-12/raif-badawi-dans-l-ombre-de-l-invasion-russe.php

Quirky Canada-US ties: the saga of the Ambassador Bridge (Windsor-Detroit), blockaded recently by a Freedom Convoy.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/ambassador-bridge-mathew-moroun-convoy-1.6380486

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Mar 12 2022 12:29 utc | 179

@reante #s 166,170
It’s just as you said.
Her general practitioner had been prescribing statins.
The chiropractor who directed us to Dr. Kotulski said, flush those statins.
I found Dr. Zach Bush, during my research about Covid-19.
As it turns out, Dr. Bush, and Dr. Kotulski have been colleagues for years, and share like philosophies concerning human and biosphere health.
What a small world iit can be.
I sometimes lapse into bouts of self pity.
Sometimes feel like I was born cursed.
People like Dr. Bush, and you, and other kind human beings, restore my sense of perspective.
After all, I could be in Ukraine, or Yemen, or a number of terrible situations.
Although, the USA feels like a dystopia, with an ugly end in sight most days.
Let’s have a hopeful thought for those unfortunate people.
I ask myself, what was done to the children who grew up to be CIA spooks and Nazis.
I don’t believe that they were born that way.
I am thankful for your kindness.

Posted by: $outhpaw | Mar 12 2022 12:36 utc | 180

librul | Mar 12 2022 4:44 utc | 169

duckduckgo became obsolete around 2013/14 when it came under new ownership. Prior to that it was an excellent search engine. Now it is nothing more than googles younger brother.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Mar 12 2022 12:39 utc | 181

duckduckgo ... Posted by: Peter AU1 | Mar 12 2022 12:39 utc | 180

Federated p2p search is the answer. The more people implement it the better it will become.

https://gitlab.com/infinitysearch/infinity-decentralized

Posted by: too scents | Mar 12 2022 12:46 utc | 182

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions for replacing the duckduckgo search engine.

Posted by: Roland Chrisjohn | Mar 12 2022 13:08 utc | 183

@Posted by: too scents | Mar 12 2022 12:46 utc | 181

Thanks for responding, but...

I tried 'infinity decentralized' and it
too sucks.

Really sucks.

But, again I do appreciate the feed back.

***** Anyone got a suggestion for a search engine besides Google-CIA and DuckDuckGo-cia ? ******

Fascism sucks.
Totalitarianism sucks.
Authoritarianism sucks.
Suckers suck.

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 13:35 utc | 184

@Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 13:35 utc | 183

I am currently testing out Searxng.

https://search.ononoki.org/

The title of b's latest blog post is this:

Challenge-Response - How Russia Is Countering 'Western' Moves Against It

I used the title without quotes and MoA came up as the first result - good.

Second result was reddit. Reddit links back to MoA.
Third result was NYT
Fourth was German MarshallFund of The United States
Fifth was American Progress dot Org
Sixth identical to the Second result
...
Just noticed that the results show where the results were gathered from.
Pretty much all of them were from...wait for it....DuckDuckGo
or Yahoo.

I didn't list exhaustively the results but it appears to be a descent into hell.
Unless you happen to be an imperialist.

--------------
Jeepers

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 13:59 utc | 185

@Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 13:59 utc | 184

Now am testing the search engine Yandex.

Again I used as the search term:
Challenge-Response - How Russia Is Countering 'Western' Moves Against It

Found something interesting, The Saker specifically links to b's article.

In skimming the results I had to laugh. The results are the flip side Searxng.
Yandex is Russian.

I think I will move on.

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 14:09 utc | 186

@Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 14:09 utc | 185

Next up (later)
I will be testing

metager . org

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 14:16 utc | 187

@Scotch Bingeington #142

It isn't delisting the stock, it is delisting a particular group of Pfizer bonds

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 14:17 utc | 188

@Bemildred #153
The issue Russia raised concerning Iran and JCPOA restart is as follows:

1) First phase of JCPOA restart involves Iran reversing its uranium enrichment. "Non nuclear" under JCPOA means 3.67% U235 - which is the "active ingredient" in uranium (vs. U238). Due to JCPOA breach under Trump, Iran has enriched to 20% with some 60% enrichment.

Note that "normal" uranium is 0.73% U235, so "enrichment of uranium" for nuclear reactor use @3% to 5% is "fine", but enrichment to 20% is unusual and enrichment to 90% is "weapons grade".

So the Stuxnet attack of decades ago was on the centrifuges used for enrichment, period.

2) So the first of of JCPOA means the 20% and 60% uranium that has been created must be diluted down to the 3% to 5% enrichment used by civilian reactors. I am no expert here but I'm guessing it is fairly straightforward, except that it does create nuclear waste (which is anything radioactive; most of nuclear waste by volume is stuff like gloves, storage containers etc) and also has costs related to transporting nuclear/radioactive material.

Russia does this; I don't know if anyone else does, commercially.

So it is incorrect to say that the US or Europe could just buy uranium from Iran - they would need to process it down. Whether there are commercial facilities for that is a good question, but it seems that Russia is the entity doing this right now and wants to ensure that it can then sell the "de-enriched" uranium as reactor fuel.

And yes, this is almost certainly a dig at the US/EU sanctions, but Iran didn't have to accept Russia's concern.

If the Iranians do, it would seem to me that the "de-enrichment" is a real issue and therefore a legitimate obstruction to the JCPOA deal - or Russia's long term cooperation with Iran is such that Iran doesn't want to help out the Great Satan in its time of energy need.

As with most things, I'd guess some of both with more of the latter, since a lot of the "not cooperating" with the US is a major meme in the Middle East these days.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 14:31 utc | 189

CSIS analysis of why Southeast Asia isn't cooperating with US/EU sanctions on Russia

Fallout in Southeast Asia of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Southeast Asian nations have been rather subdued in their responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, although all but two—Vietnam and Laos—voted in the United Nations in early March to condemn Moscow’s aggression.

...

Overall, Russia and Ukraine are relatively minor economic players in Southeast Asia, with Russia making up just over 0.64 percent of global trade with the region while Ukraine accounts for just 0.11 percent, according to ASEANstats.

...

The biggest economic impact overall on people’s lives in Southeast Asia will likely be the inflation caused by the rapid rise in the price of oil and gas in the wake of the fighting, which will increase the costs of production and transport. But Russia and Ukraine are also major exporters of agricultural inputs, food grains, and critical minerals needed for semiconductors, which could cause further shortages in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam has imported just under $1.5 billion of fertilizer, iron and steel, coal, and agricultural products from Russia and Ukraine in recent years, according to Dragon Capital in Vietnam. Meanwhile, Vietnam’s exports have totaled nearly $2.4 billion, including mobile phones, garments and textiles, and electronic equipment. Still these figures are relatively small, and Russia and Ukraine make up less than 4 percent of Vietnam’s total annual trade.

...

Together Russia and Ukraine produce nearly a quarter of the world’s wheat. Ukraine accounts for over 9 percent of the wheat, oats, and other cereals consumed in Southeast Asia, whiles Russia supplies another 4 percent. Together these two countries provide the third-largest quantity of cereals to Southeast Asia, which has been stepping up its grain consumption in the form of bread and noodles. Indonesia is the fourth-largest importer of wheat from Russia and Ukraine, while the Philippines is tenth. Ukraine grows 16 percent of the world’s corn, which could cause shortages in the region where it is used to feed animals.

It seems food matters. 13% of the grains consumed in SE Asia is a lot.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 14:35 utc | 190

As with most things, I'd guess some of both with more of the latter, since a lot of the "not cooperating" with the US is a major meme in the Middle East these days.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 14:31 utc | 188

Thanks, that is about the way I understand it. I think Iran's response will be a tell; but I have to allow that the Russians and Iran may be doing some more good cop, bad cop games on us, while we are busy trying to create division between them, so that may be fake too. I would certainly suggest playing some games in their place.

We tend to assume our enemies are as obsessed as we are, and to see ourselves in everyone else. This is, of course, not so.

The point being neither Russia or Iran needs the deal at this point. That was 7-8 years ago, they have adapted.

---

I would assume that getting the percentages U235 just right has a lot to do with keeping he electricity generation stable and manageable.

--
All these people waiting for Russia's response to the sanctions etc. are waiting for something that isn't going to happen. What you see now is what you get. There is no need for them to do more than is already being done. The West is doing a fine job of undermining itself, and the last thing for the Russians to do is disrupt the way things are happening now. They will wait until we stop thrashing around in rage, and then they will consider if they need to do something more to punish us too.


Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 12 2022 14:51 utc | 191

The JCPOA is a violation of the UN Charter -- The Organization is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its Members -- and hopefully is a dead duck.

Posted by: Don Bacon | Mar 12 2022 15:35 utc | 192

c1ue | Mar 12 2022 14:17 utc | 188

"It isn't delisting the stock, it is delisting a particular group of Pfizer bonds"

Thank you for the correction!

Posted by: Scotch Bingeington | Mar 12 2022 17:13 utc | 193

@Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 14:16 utc | 187

Am continuing my search results for a replacement to DuckDuckGo-cia
in the new open thread.

Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 17:22 utc | 194

@191 Bemildred | Mar 12 2022 14:51 utc - "waiting for something that isn't going to happen"

Yes, and while we're stepping back and possessing ourselves of patience, let's remember that this action doesn't end with Ukraine. The demand was for NATO to withdraw to its 1997 borders, and this is where Russia will push it, or we will all die in the attempt.

This is not an action movie. It's a war movie, and those things can go on for years.

I didn't see any point trying to cram that thought into any of the current orgies of opinion in the Ukraine threads, but I thought I'd drop that line here and say hello in passing :)

Posted by: Grieved | Mar 12 2022 18:08 utc | 195

@Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 17:22 utc | 194

check that...the new open thread is for Ukraine only.

---

I have been naively using DuckDuckGo as an alternative to Google-CIA.
Turns out that DuckDuckGo is DuckDuckGo-cia.

Yesterday I read that DuckDuckGo has promised to alter their algorithms
and join the Fascist's in their fight against freedom.

I have since been informed that DuckDuckGo changed ownership 7 or 8 years ago.
They sold us out long ago.

Above I have made several posts regarding my search for and testing of a new search engine.
Not pleased with anything thus far.

My tests are not comprehensive. I use the title of one of b's blog posts as a search term:
Challenge-Response - How Russia Is Countering 'Western' Moves Against It
Using the above search term without quotes around it.

Next up is
Metager . org
It is a German site.

The first entry is the search result list is the article itself here at MoA.
The second entry is at blacklistednews . com

I am new to blacklistednews. Should I have heard of it before?
Anyone care to share an opinion about it?

The third result was from TheNation . com and when I clicked the link
I got a "Sorry, page not found" msg from TheNation.

The fourth was historyofjihad . org and after clicking on the link
I waited and waited and the page never loaded "connection timed out".

The fifth was a reddit link, and that reddit page simply link back to MoA.
The sixth was identical to the fifth.

The sixth was a link to goodreads . com and the linked page had nothing to do
at all with the original search terms.

The seventh is actually a worthy read. It is a pdf (2016) from Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.
The title of the pdf is: "Countering Russia’s Strategy for Regional Coercion and War"
The article is introduced this way:


The workshop was the second in a series that began in August 2015 with a more
general examination of Russia’s approach to regional security and the challenges
facing the United States and NATO in developing responsive strategies. Building on
the August event, the January workshop looked more closely at how Russia would
execute its concept for conflict in a local confrontation with NATO that escalated to a
wider war. The workshop addressed two questions with important implications for
how the West postures itself: How would Russia use the threat of escalation, both
conventional and nuclear, to manage conflict with NATO and restrain NATO’s
responses to aggression? How can NATO reduce Russia’s confidence in its ability to
execute a local fait accompli and then control a process of escalation to secure its
gains? To explore these issues, the workshop gathered a diverse group of experts from
government (U.S., NATO, and selected NATO members), academia, and the think tank
community.

The eighth result is the NYT


Posted by: librul | Mar 12 2022 18:19 utc | 196

I didn't see any point trying to cram that thought into any of the current orgies of opinion in the Ukraine threads, but I thought I'd drop that line here and say hello in passing :)

Posted by: Grieved | Mar 12 2022 18:08 utc | 195

Thank you. I see you are around again too.

Ukraine may or may not settle down some time soon, but the ongoing international dispute about who gets to be the boss will go on indefinitely, and the process of decay and renewal in the West will take it's own sweet time. So we might as well all start getting used to the new world we live in. In fact facing forward and facing facts seems like the best approach going "forward". Forget everything you thought you knew and start learning anew.

Posted by: Bemildred | Mar 12 2022 18:26 utc | 197

Re: search engine and browser
Just use Brave on privacy mode.
If you're really paranoid, put it inside a VM with minimum connections to the outside.

Posted by: c1ue | Mar 12 2022 18:33 utc | 198

$outhpaw,

As you know, the terrain theorist Zach Bush's great contribution to the plandemic discourse has been that PM2.5 air pollution piggybacks on airborne coronavirus (and that the 'virus' itself is not a pathogen but an intercellular proteomic exosome that exists in service of evolution itself, in service of our adaptive function). And coronavirus attaches to ace2 in the lungs when breathed in. The upshot of which is that the coronavirus micro-evelotionary messenger has a petrochemical molecule sticking to it's protective fat coating, and that tiny, heinous molecule not only gets delivered deep into our lungs but gets hooked into our lungs via the spike docking at it's docking site - many of them, over and over again, and especially so if we live under the cloud of an oil refinery.

There are two, is it?, oil refineries in Minneapolis St Paul, and I see that they refine both tarsands crude and bakken crude, which are THE nastiest of all crudes, which means their plumes are also the most toxic. Just make sure you guys account for this variable if in fact it does apply to you, because the first precondition of healing is stopping the trauma.

Another thing. 'Spontaneous' remission (healing) and acute illness ('infections,' fever) go hand in hand. If Fishbone falls ill with the flu or something 'not related' to the cancer, then take heart because this illness is the body's healing process/detoxification, and it may or may not be healing/detoxing the cancer but if it is not healing the cancer it is healing something else first so that it can then deal with the cancer. So an obvious illness would be an excellent development, and speaks to the importance of her eating a hyper-nutrient dense diet because as embattled as her health is, her body cannot muster the courage to fight if it does not have plentiful reserves of micronutrients and minerals because healing requires tapping into those reserves. So she needs to go through a nutrient loading phase.

Bone broths several times a day, liver twice a week, kidney, kidney fat, egg yolk, meat stews, fermented foods, leafy greens, non-starchy veg. We are what we eat, and to heal the cancer is to heal the redox signalling in the cancer cells themselves, and that requires the full complement of nutrients. There is no with a greater drive to understand redox signalling that I'm aware of than Zach Bush. Normalize the redox signalling and the cancer cells can again become unhealthy, toxic cells that our body can actually deal with, and they can undergo apoptosis. Once apoptosis takes place then our symbiotic anaerobes can eat and metabolize the toxins, the petrochemicals, and that will cause acute symptoms. Then the nasty aenerobe metabolites can be cleared by our filter organs, and that will cause symptoms too.

Sunbathing. Even redheads can and should sunbathe. So long as you're not burning, you can't get too much sun. March sun prepares you for April sun, and so on.

Confirm with Zach that unless it's life threatening, you should absolutely avoid halting this detox with antibiotics, which is what antibiotics do, kill the microbially-based healing/detox function. If Fishbone has had numerous courses of antibiotics over her lifetime these are undoubtedly a contributing factor to her cancer.

Cancerous tumors are the body's fencing-off of localized traumas that cannot be cleared by apoptosis in combination with our anaerobic symbionts and our filter system, because the workload has simply become too high (air pollution levels) or our body is not functioning optimally and, or a combination of the two. These tumors are our body's dangerous way of trying to figuring out how to compartmentalize the toxic, acute, chronic problem until it can better cope with the situation. Until the overall circumstances improve.

If anyone can do it, it's you two. Ignore the bullshit remission statistics. That only applies to that allopathic hellscape. Of course remission rates are that low in that brutalistic, materialistic hellscape.

Posted by: reante | Mar 12 2022 18:36 utc | 199

Hey $outhpaw, don't discount 5G. It ducks with redox signalling because it causes oxidative stress. So does 4G. Find out if it's in your neighborhood, don't use newer phones. Talk to Zach about it if you haven't. 5G and the oil refineries, two biggest elephants in the room.

Posted by: reante | Mar 12 2022 18:39 utc | 200

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