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July 03, 2022

The MoA Week In Review - (NOT Ukraine) OT 2022-101

Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama:

> Look at the current list of sanctions. I suggest that you conduct this interesting analysis. Compare restrictions that European countries are imposing on Russia and Belarus with the relevant US restrictions. The United States is sparing itself and is trying not to encroach on various spheres that could seriously damage its own economy. Yes, the United States is also experiencing negative effects from this activity, but Europe is suffering much more. I believe that, apart from “punishing” our countries, the United States wants to weaken the European Union as its rival. <

Other issues:



Covid - It ain't over until it is over:

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Use as open thread for issues not related to the war in Ukraine ...

Posted by b on July 3, 2022 at 12:53 UTC | Permalink

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A "fiercely held" independent foreign policy.... for NZ:

Posted by: Paul | Jul 7 2022 2:25 utc | 201

July 7 Incident 85 years on: Is Japan getting bellicose again? We, my family experienced Chinese's civil war and Japanese ruthless wartime atrocities repeatedly in China and in Asia - and now it seems Japan wanna taste more of Chinese's blood again... this time with their alliance... India, 5Eyes and NATO? The journey my parent took from Chongqing, Nanjing, Shanghai and HongKong (Not in the order) walking trishaw by cars, ocean going steam tramper and bullock carts and etc.... it was a very very long journey with my siblings born along the way. I was the last - in the jungle during and after WW2 depending points of references WW2 started in Europe or the Pacific...

"On July 7, 1937, Japanese soldiers attacked Chinese forces at the Lugou Bridge southwest of Peiping (today's Beijing), marking the start of Japan's full-scale invasion of China and China's whole-nation resistance against the invaders. ."

To be honest, hopping WW3 start soon and expect China flattens the Japanese nation.... to teach them a lesson the wills never forget....

The 5eyes may have forgotten all over Asia ten of thousands white skinned men and women were tortures by the Japanese... in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea a former German colony...

Posted by: JC | Jul 7 2022 7:14 utc | 202

(it takes me hours to write a comment like this one)
@ Sunny Runny Burger | Jul 6 2022 1:02 utc | 178

Much appreciated, at least by me.

The QFT video is a great, graphically enhanced portrayal of interacting fields, as approached by the standard model. Perhaps part of my point is: there's supposed to be something eternally frustrating about knowledge -- whether mathematical or physical. We're not allowed a completely true vision of how things are or could be. If the future were knowable, we'd inhabit a universe smothered in determinism, inexorably trudging in obedience to tyrannical Fate, were the future prepackaged inside the present.

But it doesn't work that way, because the knowledge we're allowed is eternally incomplete. Louis de Broglie speaks of Bohr's principle of complementarity -- such that quantum and classical frameworks are both considered approximations, but unable to interfere with each other's information. We can always know more by looking at it both ways.

Posted by: Aleph_Null | Jul 7 2022 7:32 utc | 203

What is the German version of Monty Python??

Economy Minister Habeck calls Bloomberg (BNN Bloomberg I think??) to ask Canada to help thwart Putin on natural gas… by sending back that Siemens turbine held up in Montréal due to sanctions.

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Jul 7 2022 10:39 utc | 204

538 is showing Biden under 39% approval and -17.3% net approval.

Posted by: c1ue | Jul 5 2022 19:44 utc | 170

Tragedy not really. Just the reality of constantly electing sociopaths. In a country famous for its fake version of democracy, since 1776.

The pretend top Republican sociopath dog for 2024. Donald Trump, the senile poor loser in chief.

Most likely to fail due to the loss of female voter support. Females represent 60% of the voter turn-out after 1980.

A known serial liar(48,000+). A known documented serial womanizer/sex predator(wiki). Policies that will repel the female voter.

COVID-19 control policies lead to the preventable deaths of in excess of 1 million fellow citizens of the USSA. China suffered far less than 23,000. In the same time period.

A probable criminal who staged a failed palace coup. Telling complete lies about fake voter fraud. That only existed in his senile mind.

Donald Trump's dumb&dumber 2017-2020 economic policies of spend, spend, spend, with income reducing tax cuts. Ignore the rotten infrastructure. Where the possibility of complete catastrophic failure of approximately 70% of the nation's federal highway bridges. Will most likely be within the next ten years. Self-destruct from old age rust & concrete rot. Plus exceeding rated maximum design load stress fractures. The end result of the ill-conceived Republican lunatic spend-a-lot economic policies. Is the predictable hyper-stagflation. The Republican paid shill denialati lame dog chorus of repeat after me big whopper "blame the new guy".

Donald Trump's approval rating is barely 3 points ahead of Biden............ Current opinion polls show that 50% of the population considers him guilty of sedition. For his instigation of the January 6th, Capital Hill Riot.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Posted by: Bad Deal Motors On | Jul 7 2022 15:09 utc | 205

About the Dutch farmer protest issues.

A coin has three sides.

A true skeptic examines all the facts. Discards the trash, false, and or misleading information. Clearly designed to present a false image and skew the view. A technique routinely used since 1950. Now openly used by big oil and climate change denialati. Along with the paid shills, who willingly supply a mere 2% of very selective information. Thank you very much Gonzo L. ! You failed miserably to supply the bigger picture.

The word "Nitrogen Pollution" does not refer to plain Nitrogen gas as in the atmosphere of the planet.

Instead, this refers to the various oxides of Nitrogen. Such as Nitrogen Dioxide and Nitrous Oxide. The chemical and climate change effects of these oxides are well documented. For example Nitrogen Dioxide. A heat trap gas. 300 times more effective than plain Carbon Dioxide. Nitrogen Dioxide has another more evil property. This gas reacts with atmospheric Ozone.

Side note: Google Scholar shows in excess of one point three million papers on the subject of Nitrogen Dioxide pollution.

One component of vegetation destroying "Acid Rain" is nitric acid. A graphic result was carbon/sulfur/nitrogen pollution from the UK. Carried by the prevailing easterly winds to ultimately destroy trees( "Waldsterben") in the Black Forest, Germany.

Toxic Oil slime nitrogen-based fertilizers as used in agriculture! Are dirt cheap! Have a very dirty climate change/ozone-destroying well documented effects.

Much of the current productive Dutch farmland has been recovered from the "North Sea".Meaning this land is below sea level. Climate change equals rising sea levels.

Lacking in fertility. These barren former salt-laced seabed soils require a constant application of cheap nitrogen-based fertilizers. Annually. Who benefits? The farm tractors as seen in the video footage. A majority of the ones shown appear to be less than five years old. Nice fat EU farm subsidy checks?

When given the misleading 2% of available information. We will always make the same mistake of leaping to the wrong conclusion. Just like the 2% of the current world's population. Who live in perpetual denial of climate change. Merely because of these unfortunate shallow thinkers. Refuse to admit I did not question more. With zero knowledge of the real scary world outside the existing self-imposed "I don't have to think" comfort zone.

For the Dutch farmers. Question are you willing to think outside the box?

Question more............

Posted by: Bad Deal Motors On | Jul 7 2022 17:49 utc | 206

Yesterday, July 6, was the start of a legal suit filed in Utah against Joe Biden by Dr. David Martin on behalf of a client. It challenges Biden's authority to impose covid-related mandates, as this authority vests in the states.
I cannot find any press commentary today. Has anyone seen a report - if so, please share.

Posted by: augrr | Jul 7 2022 20:54 utc | 207

RE: bevin | Jul 5 2022 1:19 utc | 118
RE: psychohistorian | Jul 5 2022 2:18 utc | 124

We seem to have been transitioning from some sort of "Mega Unravelling" to a "Mega Fourth Turning" for quite some time now in the West (decades), and especially the U.$. This is something greater and more fundemental than a Strauss & Howe Fourth Turning, people who do not understand that it is the West, the parasites at the top of it, and those who support it who are the crisis of the latest Fourth Turning.

Posted by: William Haught | Jul 8 2022 16:57 utc | 208

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