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December 04, 2022

The MoA Week In Review - (Not Ukraine) OT 2022-216

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama:

BBC is designating targets:

BBC News (World) @BBCWorld - 13:32 UTC · Dec 3, 2022
New images show Russian army base built in occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol

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The building is a civilian hospital:
- Donbass | Medical center in Mariupol: from scratch and turnkey - in just 85 days (video) - VSK

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Other issues:

WW III:

Ziofascists:

Rayan Dawud @rayandawud - 16:44 UTC · Dec 3, 2022
Since @Netflix’s #farhafilm has ignited a global debate around the Nakba (catastrophe) I thought I’d share an Al Nakba 101 🧵. Context: I have a degree in Palestinian & Zionist political history. I speak Hebrew and I lived in Palestine.
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Random Stuff:

Use as open (not Ukraine related) thread ...

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Hayek: Defender of capitalist dictatorship

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/friedrich-hayek-dictatorship/

Posted by: Sam B | Dec 4 2022 14:49 utc | 1

My Russian is not that great but the writing on the ground at the new Mariupol base reads 'F U Brandon', any Russian speakers can correct me if wrong .....

Cheers M

Posted by: sean the leprechaun | Dec 4 2022 14:51 utc | 2

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Stanford Professor Dad Cancels Classes

Joseph Bankman, the Stanford Law School professor and father of disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, has canceled the classes he was supposed to teach next year at the prestigious school.

According to a course update from Stanford Law School dated Oct. 31, Bankman was on the docket to teach the tax policy class next year. But the most recent course catalog shows the class canceled.

https://sfstandard.com/business/sam-bankman-frieds-stanford-professor-dad-cancels-classes/

Posted by: too scents | Dec 4 2022 15:02 utc | 3

Sam@1 Not only Hayek but that entire sect including Mises and their legion descendants were determined and vicious enemies of the 99%. All the rest is sugarcoating.

The Mediate thread "27 most embarrassing..." is an embarrassment alright. It really is shocking the way that the MSM pack descend like rabid jackals on anyone stepping out of line and exposing a crook as sleazy as Biden. (Besides which anyone who believes that Musk is the richest man in the world has not being paying attention.)

Posted by: bevin | Dec 4 2022 15:23 utc | 4

Well, it might be a civilian hospital, but it's written "Russian army" in huge letters visible from space. So I'd say the Russians painted that target themselves.

Posted by: Eeny | Dec 4 2022 15:24 utc | 5

There are some people who love to watch a train wreck in slow motion. I don't know how slow the train wreck of media pundits is going to be but reading the pedantic Tweets of those 27 being critical of Tabbi working on the Biden story is fun to read.

Here theses people are on the platform owned by the "richest man in the world" they are either being paid to despise or they are covering their personal ass from the years of soon to be obvious lies. Do they not see how stupid they look?

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 4 2022 15:28 utc | 6

Posted by: Sam B | Dec 4 2022 14:49 utc | 1

opendemocracy is a well-known Soros propaganda outlet. And, no, Hayek was nothing of the sort. His Road to Serfdom is an important analysis of how fascism came to be and how it operates. No wonder Soros & Co still try to smear Hayek.

Posted by: averros | Dec 4 2022 15:30 utc | 7

Posted by: Eeny | Dec 4 2022 15:24 utc | 5

The sigh on the roof says that it is a gift to citizens of Mariupol from Russian Armed Forces.

Posted by: averros | Dec 4 2022 15:33 utc | 8

thanks b... lots to chew on...

i can't believe how low the steneographers can get with regard to taibbi... this highlights just how bad western msm is at this point.. they are going after the messenger instead of doing their job.. opps.. i guess that is their job at this point..

someone linking to opendemocracy? lol... soros will be happy, as will crystia freeland and all the rest of the rot...

indian punchline from today Macron’s US visit tells Europe’s alienation

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2022 16:20 utc | 9

I am reading all sorts of conflicting views on the Russia oil "price cap".

Is it really true that there is ongoing volumes of diesel coming out of Russia under the covers of all the rest of the posturing? What if Russia decided to make that stop?

The cap is supposed to go into effect on Monday so the story evolves....what fun!

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 4 2022 16:21 utc | 10

Posted by: averros | Dec 4 2022 15:30 utc | 7

Hayek being utter scum does in no way prevent Soros from being utter triple distilled scum.

Posted by: Arganthonios | Dec 4 2022 16:23 utc | 11

https://www.bitchute.com/video/Pc1A3QXnRB8P/

In the US (and probably most ZATO countries) the Jabs are "legally" property of the US MILITARY until they are drawn into the syringe to be injected into the victim. They are by legal definition NOT pharmaceuticals, they are military devices... weapons.

It is long, but is well worth the time.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 16:46 utc | 12

I just finished the extremely thorough piece “The Coming European Economic Apocalypse”, just excellent! Make sure to read at least the summary at the end…

Posted by: Zet | Dec 4 2022 16:51 utc | 13

hey b!

can you make a link or thread to karlof1's post on vk of lavrovs recent speech/interview with the press? i think it is quite good and worth moa embracing.. regulars at moa will enjoy his speech..

A Year Later, Lavrov's European Security Presser

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2022 17:12 utc | 14

Posted by: Arganthonios | Dec 4 2022 16:23 utc | 14

I'm afraid that I consider any collectivist - an adherent of the socialist creed which murdered uncountable millions of people not so long ago - to be an utter scum.

And, yes, that includes you.

Posted by: averros | Dec 4 2022 17:37 utc | 15

Addendum: Obviously the US military is not in charge of other countries' contractual ownership/distribution system, the national militaries are.

This explains why the "civilian approval committees" FDA/CDC/etc. in the US are often chaired by military personnel.

This explains why in Canada, the military was originally PUBLICLY tasked with rolling out the Jabs. That changed when the scandal erupted around General Vance was charged with obstruction of justice. Here's the CBC prepping Canadians for martial law over covid, especially if there was a "public disturbance emergency"... sound familiar? Except the military told Trudy the Convoy was a "policing matter" and refused to get involved.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/covid19-military-vance-1.5504247

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 17:44 utc | 16

(Besides which anyone who believes that Musk is the richest man in the world has not being paying attention.)

Posted by: bevin | Dec 4 2022 15:23 utc | 4

Clearly I have not been paying attention. Who is it?

Posted by: Opport Knocks | Dec 4 2022 18:00 utc | 17

I just finished the extremely thorough piece “The Coming European Economic Apocalypse”, just excellent!
Make sure to read at least the summary at the end…
Posted by: Zet | Dec 4 2022 16:51 utc | 13

Agree, although 'extremely thorough piece ' may be an understatement. My gawd, I've been in and out of it all day since Bevin linked to it
on the Ukraine Open Thread #215. But dang Zet, you made me take a peek at the end summary :) Here's a snip from the 'Overall Conclusions' at the end:


In a nutshell: Europe needs what Russia has (and what China has). It cannot do without those things. But Russia (and China) can do without what Europe has. They are self-sufficient. The financial impact of European sanctions on Russia is minimal. Therefore, economic sanctions against Russia (or China) will never work. But, because of the overwhelming dependence of Europe on Russian (and Chinese) goods, sanctions on Russia (or China) will utterly destroy Europe. The only hope for Europe to prevent a total economic catastrophe is to achieve an agreement with Russia that ends the current destructive sanctions as soon as possible, and at whatever political cost, including the abandonment of Ukraine and cession of Ukrainian territory to Russia. The longer this is postponed, the more extensive the permanent economic damage to Europe will be.

And what a great set of graphs and pictures
The penultimate part 'Where Do We Go From Here?' is prescriptive and imo well thought out, however unlikely to come about.

So yes, sports fans, read at least the conclusion.
After all the match doesn't start for another hour and you have nothing better to do.

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 4 2022 18:04 utc | 18

... Is it really true that there is ongoing volumes of diesel coming out of Russia under the covers of all the rest of the posturing? ...

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 4 2022 16:21 utc | 10

If that turns out to be true it would appear to put EU-based refineries as a significant disadvantage, thereby favouring the importation of oil-derived products, and, if that situation were to persist, the shutdown / loss of EU refining capacity.

If that is the case it would certainly suit the deindustrialisation crowd.

Posted by: anon2020 | Dec 4 2022 18:04 utc | 19

As someone who was acquainted with Hayek in the last years of his life, please allow me to temper some of the readings and comments at this blog. First, with respect to the review by Robert Skidelsky of Bruce Caldwell's biography, it is not the case that Hayek "never changed his tune" about "letting economic slumps runs their course." He did say consistently that the origins of a recession are typically found in the preceding economic expansion insofar as that expansion was financed by excessive money creation. In the current American case, the broadly-defined money supply increased at a 20 percent annual rate beginning in the summer of 2020, and this binge lasted more than a year. Thus, as the Federal Reserve tries to rein in the current inflation, the US may be entering a recession. On the other hand, Hayek later in his career did call on central banks deliberately to inject funds into the banking system in the case of a serious deflation.

As far as "capitalist dictatorship" is concerned, Hayek drew a distinction between democracy and the rule of law. The former refers to the making of decisions via a voting procedure, while the latter refers to equal treatment under the law. Thus, India has had "democracy" but does not adhere to the rule of law insofar as various groups carve out legal privileges that others do not have. Hong Kong, until recently, did adhere, for the most part to the rule of law, but government decisions were made by an administrative elite -- for many years a British elite, but later a Chinese one. Hayek believed in a certain amount of voting for governmental decisions, but was critical of democracy insofar as it often does not adhere to the rule of law.

It is still an open question as to how an essentially capitalist system can prevent an oligarchy from arising that is so strong that it takes command of the political structure. Hayek's role model was Switzerland, which decentralizes political authority into cantons, and adheres to the rule of law to a high degree. The banking financiers may be rich and powerful, but the system has not degenerated into fascism (while the US now has significant fascistic features). As for the poor, Hayek and Switzerland have argued in favor of a progressive income tax and certain welfare programs. I agree that Hayek was too stingy in the case of the latter, and was also too stingy about the degree of progressivity that the tax system should have. Note that the Swiss constitution of 1848, which was later modified, was based on the American constitution.

Posted by: greg | Dec 4 2022 18:11 utc | 20

Some more news about the US war on Chinese electronic chips:

- asiatimes.com/2022/11/us-chip-war-to-hit-allies-as-hard-as-it-does-china/


[...] The BIS export controls have been met with disillusionment from allies, particularly as the measures are being imposed on them without clear incentives, while the US Department of Commerce is still approving most US tech exports to China. [...]

- www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3201424/us-china-chip-war-will-end-small-victories-and-losers-all-around


[...] Investment capital certainly won’t be a factor holding China back. Beijing announced in 2020 that it would invest US$1.4 trillion in high technology over the next five years, with much of it in the semiconductor space. This makes Biden’s Chips and Science Act, a US$52.7 billion plan to revitalise US semiconductor manufacturing, a drop in the bucket. [...]
Beijing is betting on America’s weakened clout; it has a point. Just look at the recent sanctions on Russia. India, Spain, Germany and Japan – democratic nations all – have actually imported more from Russia since the invasion of Ukraine began in February. [...]
Nikkei Asia recently reported that Japanese and Dutch semiconductor companies could produce equipment without the use of any US technology. [...]

Posted by: SG | Dec 4 2022 18:21 utc | 21

#5 @Eeny
The writing in full is "[from] army of Russia" (in blue) "to the citizens of Mariupol" (in blue)

Posted by: D | Dec 4 2022 18:29 utc | 22

Posted by: averros | Dec 4 2022 17:37 utc | 15

GAZILLIONS..they murdered GAZILLIONS!!!!

Posted by: v | Dec 4 2022 20:00 utc | 23

I’m trying to remember the expression, but the closest I can get is :

« C’est un chien méchant, il mord quand on le harcèle. »

= « It’s a bad dog, it bites when we harass it. »

Could somebody please tell me the real expression ?

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 20:08 utc | 24

@ v | Dec 4 2022 20:00 utc | 23

After Gazillions, it’s Brazillions.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 20:12 utc | 25

some might like ted gioia's substack article on facebook...

"The only difference between Facebook and a police stakeout, is that Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t need a search warrant—he’s already inside your home. So he doesn’t need to waste his time sitting outside in an unmarked car.

Oh, I forgot one more difference. A police stakeout eventually comes to an end. Facebook will keep you under surveillance for the rest of your life." etc. etc. - see link below..

How Web Platforms Collapse: The Facebook Case Study

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2022 20:21 utc | 26

@ james

Similarly, those Alexa things, not to mention the microphones on our phones…

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 20:30 utc | 27

@ Featherless | Dec 4 2022 20:30 utc | 27

i am a luddite and don't have a cell phone.. look what i am missing!

Posted by: james | Dec 4 2022 20:33 utc | 28

Posted by: averros | Dec 4 2022 17:37 utc

I'm not going to repeat your ("ahem") claims, but exactly how did humans survive if it is not by cooperative effort? It is fairly well established by genetics that humans dwindled to at most a few hundred at least a couple times.

Are you saying that only by dint of "rugged individualists" did humans survive? That we should stop helping each other survive whatever society we are born into or emigrate to? Anthropology on the broadest timescale doesn't support your case. The Pharaohs may have ruled, but it was the collective efforts of the Egyptian masses that built the Pyramids and the society that supported such massive projects.

Humans are social animals, despite the efforts of the the 0.001% and their stenographers to change history.

The old refrain of the "leaders"... "A few of you will die, but that's a risk I am willing to take."

A free scotch of your choice at the bar for the first one to correctly identify the speaker.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 20:38 utc | 29

@ Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 20:38 utc | 29

how did humans survive if not by cooperative effort?

>Somehow, one of them had usable ideas, and either other people recognized it and worked with him, or he did it alone.<

It is fairly well established by genetics that humans dwindled to at most a few hundred at least a couple times.

> BOTTLENECKS, but NOT so much in Africa, the primeval incubator. Those bottlenecks affected our Neanderthal ancestors much more, more northernly.<

Are you saying that only by dint of "rugged individualists" did humans survive?

>51%. A whole herd of sheep couldn’t pull their collective heads out of their assholes. They would be DOOMED.<

That we should stop helping each other survive whatever society we are born into or emigrate to?

>That’s the second half. In the same way that biological cells somehow learned to get along together well enough to make their cooperation greater than the sum of their parts…<

A free scotch of your choice at the bar for the first one to correctly identify the speaker.

>The speaker is ME. I’d prefer an icy cold blonde beer though, thank you.<

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:05 utc | 30

Counterpunch has another article up calling for another international agency to condemn Russia. The IRC, in this case. not that this is even noteworthy in the case of CP. another day, some dog is licking Uncle Sam's boots.

what is a country or people called that is "independent" in domestic policy but wholly dependent in foreign policy, like Scotland and England? tributary?

what to call a news magazine or political org that is, in effect, the same?

and when do people start asking for their money back? trillions spent on the military for decades and Ukraine is running out of bullets? while NATO is claiming to stand up and train yet another proxy army, a la Afghanistan? why are people surprised France can't keep its lights on? FFS, when do people begin to see, "been there, done that," in Ukraine? Western gov'ts are doing to Western populaces what they already did to Iraq. how hard is that to understand? karma is for suckers, i guess.

Posted by: rjb1.5 | Dec 4 2022 21:12 utc | 31

Hayek's book should have been called
The Road to Totalitarianism: Under Unseen Unknown Self-Appointed Dictators in the Shadows.

By their fruits though shalt know them: Hayek's ideas were & still are pathologically anti-human.

Posted by: SeanAU | Dec 4 2022 21:32 utc | 32

The "anti-covid protests"in China are full of the hallmarks of "Color Revolution".

A compilation of some evidence showing foreign agents were involved in provoking and organizing recent protests in China:

1. Someone hiring people to raise banners;

2. Photo of "protesters" collecting money;

3. Someone who pretended to be a mainlander trying to advocate others to join the protest. He forgot to turn on the VPN at first, showing he was from Taiwan. Then he turned on the VPN so his second post 9 mins later was from a province in mainland China;

4. A few leading "protesters" were actually found to be speaking Putonghua with Hongkong accent.

(The local Chinese saw through their intention, starting to sing a Chinese song and the "protesters didn't know this popular working class song, tried but couldn't follow through. )

5. "Protesters" in Sichuan shouting slogans. Real local Sichuan people told them to shut up using the local dialect. They suspect those "protestors" were not local people.

6. Some protest materials were made by non-Chinese who got a lot of errors in their Chinese writings.

(Chinese netizens joke that CIA should hire some high quality ones who can at least write basic Chinese characters correctly.)

7. "Protesters" in Guangzhou wrote banners in traditional Chinese (which is used by Hongkongers and Taiwanese). Most mainland Chinese use simplified Chinese.

(I also saw a video that the locals shouting to the "protesters" to get fxxx out of their place.)

8. Instructions for "protesters", stating their aim is to overthrow CPC.

(From assembly mourning the death suddenly jumped to overthrowing the government. CIA is really too rush.) Also include contacts to western MSM, or even Falungong media.

9. The protest in Beijing happened in a place near US Consulate (and several other Consulates). The place was chosen probably because it is easier for foreign agents to escape back to the Consulate.

(On the the right side of the red circle, gaterhing & protesting place, are US Embassy, Indian Ambassy, French Ambassy, Japanese Ambassy, S. Korean Ambassy. The "protest" in Shanghai was on the same road where US Consulate General is.)

10. An early news in 2021 mentioned the CIA hiring people who could speak Putonghua and several other local Chinese dialects. Likely been planning something since that time.

(I saw it on overseas Chinese websites/forums quite a few times.)

11. A small prologue last month. Someone in China showed a protest banner on a bridge. Soon people found out there were multiple errors of the Chinese characters on the banner. The banner was probably written by a foreigner who knew some Chinese.

12. A "protester" was angry that someone screencapped and posted the discussion in their private chatroom, which talked about a "pay rise" was needed since causing trouble in mainland China was more difficult than in Hong Kong.


Posted by: lulu | Dec 4 2022 21:34 utc | 33

The speaker is ME. I’d prefer an icy cold blonde beer though, thank you.<
Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:05 utc

Gee, I didn't think it was possible to jam that much WRONG into one post.

As one wrong data point, he initial major "bottleneck" occurred in Africa, FYI. The number was so small that all living humans are in fact descendants of one "Eve". The other potential branches of humans didn't survive.

And NO it wasn't you... ego much? In fact it is from a cartoon character, but in that regard you could have been correct.


Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 21:40 utc | 34

@ old Canadian

Ah well, you win some you lose some.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:42 utc | 35

Video from James Bradley, whose father was one of six the soliders raising American flag in Jima , author of “The China Mirage”, How Opium Money Built US

Posted by: lulu | Dec 4 2022 21:45 utc | 36

Video from James Bradley, whose father was one of six the soliders raising American flag in Jima , author of “The China Mirage”, How Opium Money Built US

Posted by: lulu | Dec 4 2022 21:45 utc | 37

@ Old Canadian

Would you please recommend me some links, so I can catch up on my geo-genetics ?

I would appreciate it.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:53 utc | 38

@ james

I would say more AMISH. Those people aren’t luddites.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:57 utc | 39

Like most "colour revolutions", the US/ZATO/WEF agit-prop agents piggy-back on the legitimate concerns of the people.

The people are speaking out all over the planet against the Covid-power-grab and the 0.001% are getting scared their last kick at "ruling the world" is slipping from their grubby, blood-soaked fingers.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 22:03 utc | 40

Agree, although 'extremely thorough piece ' may be an understatement. My gawd, I've been in and out of it all day since Bevin linked to it on the Ukraine Open Thread #215. But dang Zet, you made me take a peek at the end summary :) ...

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 4 2022 18:04 utc | 18

If you liked that piece then have a look at Understanding The Great Game in Ukraine – it's by the same author (Seshadri Kumar) and it is just excellent. I'm nearly through it now (2 hours and counting) and it is full of good info including links to nearly everything.

Wow, just wow! And a big thank you to Bevin who pointed to the first piece!

Posted by: Zet | Dec 4 2022 22:32 utc | 41

Would you please recommend me some links, so I can catch up on my geo-genetics ?

I would appreciate it.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:53 utc

Seriously, has no new poster here heard of a SEARCH ENGINE? That is the second plaintive cry in the last 2 days for me to educate them. There are no shortcuts, a world of knowledge is LITERALLY at your fingertips. Yes there are skills to be adopted to avoid chasing down the wrong rabbit holes.

Back before the internet, you had to have access to the top technical, research and scientific libraries of the world to find out what is now available in a few seconds. Have you ever used a Dewey Decimal System card-file? A database on 3x5 cards, and YOU are the search engine. And there were precious few interpretive sources to make such information intellectually accessible to anyone with an average IQ.

Learning is FUN. Too bad modern education tends to suck the enjoyment of discovery out learning. It is the thrill of the chase when you research, then synthesize a rational concept for yourself.

Then submit it to the crucible of the internet at a place like MoA to see if it can stand the test of many minds.

Oh ya, and develop an intellectual rhinoceros hide for when the trolls invariably attack. Schopenhauer's 3 Stages of Truth shows learning is not for sissies.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 22:37 utc | 42

A mere two-day after him saying: "Instead of listening to their people's protests, the Chinese government has chosen to crackdown further", on Dec. 2, 2022, British PM Sunak gives UK police "my full support in acting decisively to clamp down on illegal protests".

CNN describes anti-covid protesters in the West as “loud,rule-breaking, minority falling out of society” while cheering up the so-called Chinese protesters as "crying for freedom”.

Just remember the same MSM used to call bin Laden "freedom fighter".


China's intensive care units (ICU) beds per 100'000 people is 3.6 vs US' 35.

More than 1 million of covid (-related) deaths in US, would MSM and the Westerners would cry out loud again, calling for protests against "authoritarian" Chinese government when China'd have over 1 million covid (-related) deaths, if China gives up its until-now-effective "dynamic zero policy"?

(Given China's population is about 4 times of American's, the death numbers could be 4-5 million.)

Posted by: lulu | Dec 4 2022 22:41 utc | 43

@ Old Canadian

OK, well thank you…

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 22:52 utc | 44

The oil price cap and its implications does not seem to be getting much discussion. The oil producing nations will see that they could all be hit with the same at any time. Like with the theft of Russian currency and gold reserves.

There was talk from Russia earlier about banning sales by middleman countries to nations involved in price capping of Russian oil. Russia is still preparing its response but I assume that response will cause pain. Will also be interesting to see what OPEC+ does in the future.

Green Europe. Chopped down forests, depopulated and other than coal, energy free.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 4 2022 23:08 utc | 45

Dutch green madness with compulsory acquisition of 3000 farms... because cow farts/dung/belches are bad for the environment. Whom the gods wish to destroy....

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 4 2022 23:14 utc | 46

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 22:37 utc | 42

Great comment. People asking that cannot be for real in my opinion. They are trying to waste someone’s time. People who are for real on this site are well versed in searching for stuff on the net.

Absolutely correct that the world’s knowledge is at our fingertips. The skill that takes time to develop is that of filtering through the bs. Enjoyed your comment:)

Posted by: dust | Dec 4 2022 23:42 utc | 47

@ Featherless | Dec 4 2022 21:57 utc | 39


thanks! i do admire the amish and all those folks who continue to value farming.. over a 100 years ago, it was what everyone did.. it defined who we were in many regards and it cultivated a deep appreciation for nature and all we have.. all the superfluous stuff that has come more recently is mostly a distraction.. most of it will pass..

Posted by: james | Dec 5 2022 0:00 utc | 48

An FYI for all barflies: After waiting a week for it to be completed, I have surrendered to the likelihood that the English transcript of Putin's Meeting with Mothers of Military Personnel – Participants in the Special Military Operation will never be completed. To finish it, I appended the remainder from the Russian transcript via machine translation--the English was perhaps 75% complete. The entire hybrid transcript can be read at the above link. If I'd known this would turn into an ordeal, I would have done this several days ago. The meeting's content will remain valid for months and perhaps longer. It's something biographers of Putin nor Russian historians can ignore.

Posted by: karlof1 | Dec 5 2022 0:04 utc | 49

karlof1 | Dec 5 2022 0:04 utc | 49

Putin meeting with the grassroots mothers organisation was classic Putin. To me though the big thing was it exposed a western white helmet type influence operation in Russia. A fake mothers organisation was reported in western media. Hopefully Russia will crack down on that operation.
That operation appeared to be Swedish/Swiss but UK has set up a major influence operation in Ukraine that targets minorities an Russia and no doubt the mothers families of those serving.

No money is spared when it comes to western influence operations in Russia

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 5 2022 0:18 utc | 50

"The people are s"—Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 22:03 utc | 40

Not a peep in my `jabbed' to the max rural community of Two thou. Same for the regional district of 80+ grand. Everyone knows every one in this community, it's hyper connected and locally networked. If Joy Blow's dog gets distemper we all know 'bout it. Not one averse reaction other than a sore arm for a few days. Zero `sudden deaths'.

Are we not people?

What would you expect from an asocial full of FUD covid conspiracy theorist bitcoin banker who refuses to acknowledge that the vaccine is NOT "injected into the bloodstream"?

Posted by: Laurence | Dec 5 2022 0:30 utc | 51

Hayek being utter scum does in no way prevent Soros from being utter triple distilled scum.
Posted by: Arganthonios | Dec 4 2022 16:23 utc | 11

Anyone who promotes Laissez-faire capitalism in all of its forms is scum. Today it is called neo-liberalism and it is supported by both Democrats and Republicans, and most of the "liberal" leaders in the EU and the collective West.

The names of the various historical schools of economics may change, and the explanations often vary, but it is always about defending the RIGHT of capital to exploit working people and to steal raw resources from anyone, anywhere in the world.

Capitalism is the last of the three great exploitive economic systems that the world has known since the beginning of human social relations: Slavery, Feudalism, and Capitalism, all a product of minority control of wealth.

Posted by: Ed | Dec 5 2022 1:13 utc | 52

karlof1 @ 49:

Try contacting Yalensis at his Awful Avalanche blog and ask him if he might be able to translate the Russian-language transcript into English. You may have to allow him to post the English-language transcript at his blog.

Posted by: Jen | Dec 5 2022 1:24 utc | 53

If you liked that piece then have a look at Understanding The Great Game in Ukraine – it's by the same author (Seshadri Kumar) and it is just excellent. I'm nearly through it now (2 hours and counting) and it is full of good info including links to nearly everything.
Wow, just wow! And a big thank you to Bevin who pointed to the first piece!
Posted by: Zet | Dec 4 2022 22:32 utc | 41

With great excitement I went to the site to read what Seshadri Kumar had to say about the Ukraine conflict. Then almost immediately I Read this: "It is true that Vladimir Putin started this war. But is he the only guilty party? What is really going on here? Is there more to this than meets the eye? It turns out, there is. Read on to understand more."

I was ready to shut it down right then, but I read a little further down and got this:
"There are many times in the last 14 years when this war could have been stopped; indeed, when the prospect for a war could have been eliminated completely. Let us look at these, in chronological order.

This war could have been avoided when NATO, under US prodding in 2008, had not declared that it wanted to include Georgia and Ukraine.

It could have been avoided if NATO had listened to Russia, who objected vigorously to the proposed expansion, saying they feared for their country’s safety.

It could have been avoided if, in 2008, NATO had taken Russia seriously when it said that it viewed any further NATO expansion as an “direct threat to the security of our country.” And Russia has been saying it ever since.

It could have been avoided if NATO had backed down after realizing how serious Russia was about what it was saying when it invaded Georgia in 2008 to prevent it from joining NATO.

It could have been prevented if the US had not engineered a coup in Ukraine to install a pro-West government on 22 February 2014.

It could have been prevented if the US took Russia at its word after it invaded the Crimea in March 2014 to secure the port of Sevastopol, its most important naval port, once a government hostile to it and interested in joining NATO, took power, because it did not want Sevastopol to become an enemy base to be used against it.

It could have been prevented if the West had not been training Ukrainian forces and pumping them with weapons to fight with Russia ever since 2014.

It could have been prevented if the US took seriously a report from its own Defence Intelligence Agency in 2015 that said that the Russians were convinced that the US was laying the groundwork for regime change in Russia following the coup in 2014.

It could have been prevented if Ukraine had not blocked the Northern Crimean Canal, which supplied 85% of the water needed by the Crimea, after the Crimean War in 2014 — a move that caused serious water shortages in the Crimea and led to people having only 3–5 hours of water a day.

So, ok incredibly good points are made, and much more like this with connected media and web sites.

John Mearsheimer's work covers many of the same topics. Or at least he used to. In his last debate with Carl Bildt at the Holberg Debate, I noticed that Mearsheimer has made concessions to the US narrative on things like how Russia is fighting poorly and is in danger of losing in Ukraine and he now, as opposed to the past, avoids the issue subject about the Obama / Biden 2014 coup. And now Mearsheimer often leads with the proverbial; "It is true that Vladimir Putin started this war...."

I am now very leery of J.M. as I am Seshadri Kumar (though I will keep reading his work) because how can someone make all those incredibly good points about the US and the collective West's long history NATO expansion and still say that "Vladimir started this war." Clearly the US started this fucking war.

Posted by: Ed | Dec 5 2022 2:01 utc | 54

Before I read comments, I need to thank b for the exceptional job the week in review does introducing us to new horizons - for me, especially, this week it was to encounter the solar21.com site. I have spent some time there enjoying comments similar in international appeal but also US based, and enjoy is definitely the term I would use. A different format from here, but I'll definitely put it on my list.

Thank you, b.

Posted by: juliania | Dec 5 2022 2:06 utc | 55

Posted by: lulu | Dec 4 2022 21:34 utc | 33:

Thank you for your report. What you have reported are precisely the type of things that enter the purviews of China's leadership in weighing whether to persist with the zero-covid measures or to relax them, because it's been a long struggle for many communities across the nation both economically and socially. But if the measures are relaxed, it would be so easy for wicked subverters to plant bioweapons amidst China's population, just as they are now planting the seeds of color rev in these small-scale protests. It is just unfortunate that there are so many evil-minded, sinophobic, operators in the West (and I include most of the western political leadership class in this category). We see them in their supports for Xinjiang terrorists, Falun Gong nuts, Hong Kong rioters, and even brainwashed western common folks to carry out terrorist acts (what Pelosi called beautiful scenes) against China and Chinese communities.

Is it prudent to take the risk now, now that data show the percentage of serious infections are decreased and the symptoms are becoming more akin to a common flu, or should China still be vigilant against huge outbreaks and the prospects of big numeric deaths of the old and the weak? So far, China has chosen to abide by the conservative approach, in the face of western accusations of overly draconian rules for the sake of control and dictatorship. They feel better be safe than sorry. Hell with the western propagandists.

I don't blame them. There is no need to placate the western propagandists. I just hope breakthrough will occur in finding a cure against serious covid illness so that China would feel more confident of relaxing the zero-covid measures.

Posted by: Oriental Voice | Dec 5 2022 3:56 utc | 56

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 4 2022 22:52 utc | 44

Have a shout on me, Featherless.

;)

Posted by: juliania | Dec 5 2022 4:13 utc | 57

The link from the Dec 2 heading by Left Brain Wave is the best description of our complex supply chains that I have seen anywhere.

It is very very long, and very very worth it.

And he makes clear that if US-Europe decoupled our economies from China-Russia, we might survive and they would definitely thrive.

As it turns out, what China offers and what Russia offers perfectly complement each other.

Posted by: Woke American | Dec 5 2022 4:31 utc | 58

If featherless is serious. The following helps.

Use parenthesis when searching and add search terms to whatever you are searching for.

Such as: “heart function” ext:pdf site:edu

That searches for anything matching heart function that has been made into a pdf on any educational website google indexes. Can do other files extensions(.doc, .xml, .txt, …)as well and other sites such as .com, .org, .gov(where many gems can be found) but in my experience a lot of gold has been found in pdfs.

If you are for real, good luck hunting. Thank Juliana

Posted by: dust | Dec 5 2022 4:51 utc | 59

Fun piece from Dreizin who's hanging up his spurs 'til '23:


"Bitcoin Is The Biggest Financial Fraud Of All Time… And Illegal (Yes, Illegal)

Thanks to a reader tip, I went further down the rabbit hole with Bitcoin.

It turns out, “Satoshi Nakamoto“, the alleged name of the mythological founder of Bitcoin……

…..(who came down from On High, and bestowed the Holy Bitcoin unto His Prophet, a programmer and small-time software entrepreneur named Gavin Bell, then raptured back to Heaven like the Blessed Buddha)…..

…..means, literally, “wise one, of middle (realm) origin” in Japanese.

While it does not mean “Central Intelligence”……

…..it is probably the CLOSEST you can get to “Central Intelligence” in a genuine, believable, Japanese name.

(So genuine, in fact, that some reporters actually tracked down a guy in California with that very name, in 2014. Of course, that was just some random guy.)

As I’ve mentioned…..

…..Bitcoin was created then “laundered” to a lucky civilian who ran with it.

This is standard practice for the CIA, MI5/6, etc…..

…..which have been laundering fake news bombshells to journalists for generations—and more recently, passing intel revelations (e.g., accusations against Russia) to be announced by state-aligned “private intelligence” middlemen such as Bellingcat.

It seems what the CIA/NSA did…..

…..is INVENT THEIR OWN MONEY.….. "


https://thedreizinreport.com/2022/11/25/dreizin-retires/

Posted by: Scorpion | Dec 5 2022 5:12 utc | 60


"middle (realm) origin".

As I pointed out to Dreizin,

Middle realm = Zhong guo = 中国 = China.

So the guy was Chinese.


Posted by: Walt | Dec 5 2022 5:19 utc | 61

Below is a Xinhuanet posting about the coming China/Arab summit


BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Foreign Ministry has issued a report on China-Arab cooperation in the new era, laying out prospects and the way forward for building a community with a shared future of China and Arab states.

The report said the relations between China and Arab states are time-honored, and their long history of exchanges has set an example for friendly relations between different nations.

The report stated that over the past 70-plus years since the founding of New China, China and Arab states have respected each other, treated each other as equals, engaged in mutually-beneficial cooperation and learned from each other, and the friendly cooperation has achieved historic leaps forward both in width and depth.

At present, China and Arab states face similar opportunities and challenges as the world is undergoing profound changes unseen in a century. China has all along viewed Arab states as strategic partners in its pursuit of peaceful development, further cooperation with developing countries and building a community with a shared future for mankind, the report said.

China will take the upcoming summit between China and Arab states as an opportunity to carry forward traditional friendship, deepen cooperation in all areas, step up exchanges between respective civilizations, and build a China-Arab states community with a shared future in the new era, the report said.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2022 5:39 utc | 62


@bevin | Dec 3 2022 21:19 utc | 46 & Dec 4 2022 0:32 utc | 84
Well,, there goes Sunday! Sincere thanks to Bevin.
Just into checking Seshadri Kumar's book linked there. It's captivating. Recommended.
Also briefly looked at Kumar's essay Understanding The Great Game in Ukraine. Comprehensive, very well documented.
Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 4 2022 5:55 utc | 145

Ships passing in the night...


@ waynorinorway | Dec 4 2022 18:04 utc | 18
If you liked that piece then have a look at Understanding The Great Game in Ukraine – it's by the same author (Seshadri Kumar) and it is just excellent. I'm nearly through it now (2 hours and counting) and it is full of good info including links to nearly everything.
Wow, just wow! And a big thank you to Bevin who pointed to the first piece!
Posted by: Zet | Dec 4 2022 22:32 utc | 41

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 5 2022 6:03 utc | 63

"(So genuine, in fact, that some reporters actually tracked down a guy in California with that very name, in 2014. Of course, that was just some random guy.)
…..Bitcoin was created then “laundered” to a lucky civilian who ran with it.
This is standard practice for the CIA, MI5/6, etc…..
…..which have been laundering fake news bombshells to journalists for generations—and more recently, passing intel revelations (e.g., accusations against Russia) to be announced by state-aligned “private intelligence” middlemen such as Bellingcat.
It seems what the CIA/NSA did…..
…..is INVENT THEIR OWN MONEY.….. "

Thanks Scorp, hats off to Dreizen for joining these dots.

Posted by: K | Dec 5 2022 6:07 utc | 64

Thanks Juliania : « ARRRGHH !!! » Ah, I feel better ;1

@ dust, yes I’m serious. And I didn’t see the harm in asking folks for a particular (quality) website, as I imagine that - just like with geopolitics - some are likely better than others, and the people on this site are often knowledgeable on many topics, so I consider it a good place to ask « academic » questions. Thanks.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 5 2022 6:14 utc | 65

ZH has a posting up with the title

Reversal Of Long-Standing Policy Keeps Key Documents On Hunter Biden’s Business From Congress

The quote


Congressional investigators are being denied access to 148 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed with the Department of the Treasury by banks concerning financial dealings of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and brother, Jim, according to incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

“Most Americans have never heard the term ‘Suspicious Activity Reports.’ These are actual reports that financial institutions file with the Treasury Department when they see suspicious activity,” Jordan told Epoch TV’s Joshua Phillip in an interview for the “Newsmakers” program.

“Typically, it’s money laundering type of activity, so most Americans don’t get these. Or if they do, there is a good reason for it. But there are 150 of them on Hunter Biden and Jim Biden, the President’s brother, and that to me is a big concern,” Jordan said.

Only two of the 150 have been made public and the Biden administration through the Department of the Treasury is refusing to make the other 148 SARs available to congressional investigators, Jordan explained.

“It used to be before the Biden administration, if the committee wanted to see that information, whether it was Democrats on the committee or Republicans on the committee, they could have access to it … until the Biden administration,” Jordan told Phillip.

I wonder if Tabbi is going to release information relating to the Biden Ukraine and even China "business" dealings?.....maybe influence peddling is more accurate

Is Tabbi only going to report on Twitter?....when does the other shoe drop may be my question.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2022 6:57 utc | 66

This global warming seems to have a chilling aspect. November and ground temp still not high enough for the likes of pumpkins and other vine veg. Seems to be global cooling rather than global warming. Though that may be different in different parts of the globe.

Posted by: Peter AU1 | Dec 5 2022 7:28 utc | 67

Posted by: Ed | Dec 5 2022 2:01 utc | 54
"I am now very leery of J.M. as I am Seshadri Kumar (though I will keep reading his work) because how can someone make all those incredibly good points about the US and the collective West's long history NATO expansion and still say that "Vladimir started this war." Clearly the US started this fucking war."

I don’t agree with that criticism. Kumar was clearly talking about what started on Feb. 24 when he wrote ‘Vladimir started this war.’.
“The War in Ukraine started on 24 February 2022, and has been going on for just over a month.” - Kumar
Putin/Russia did begin military action (war) on that date. (Kumar was writing on Mar. 28.)

But Kumar said in his introduction, “Both Ukraine and Russia are merely pawns in a giant, 26-year-old geopolitical
game played by the US and NATO, with the natural resources of both Ukraine and Russia as its targets.”

Kumar then adamantly goes on to show the US/NATO as the cause of Russia having to
start the military hostilities (war) by their many refusals to back off.

I interpret Kumar’s meaning as Putin/Russia HAD to start the war (Feb, 24) but that the West absolutely was the CAUSE.


Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 5 2022 7:52 utc | 68

@ Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 20:38 utc | 29

Um, I'll risk a buck for a guess. The altitude challenged stereotypical baddy king from one of the Shrek movies ?

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 5 2022 9:00 utc | 69

"A few of you will die, but that's a risk I am willing to take."
A free scotch of your choice at the bar for the first one to correctly identify the speaker.
@ Old canadian | Dec 4 2022 20:38 utc | 29

Um, I'll risk a buck for a guess. The altitude challenged stereotypical baddy king from one of the Shrek movies ?
Posted by: Outraged | Dec 5 2022 9:00 utc | 69

Maybe a good guess if it has to verbatim.
If not every US leader in my lifetime from Truman on said it in policy.
I thank my star(s) daily that LBJ didn't get me dead in Vietnam, (though the bastard tried)
(btw my favorite scotch is aquavit. 3 shots will set you free!)

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 5 2022 9:27 utc | 70

Hayek was a fucking shill, and anybody who repeats the old lie about socialists murdering millions is a shill's bootlicker.

Posted by: pretzelattack | Dec 5 2022 9:45 utc | 71

@ waynorinorway | Dec 5 2022 9:27 utc | 70

Don't know if its verbatim, doubt it. Yet recall the sting of the inner psychopathy in something similar, was a little surprised to hear the grinning cynicism stated so blatantly, in a supposedly kids film. Meh.

Yeah, LBJ.

Leak to the press he's a pig f*cker. What ? No one will believe that ! They might after he has to deny it daily for a week or two ..

Or,

The secret of racism is to get some poor outta luck good 'ol' boy to feel better about himself when he's beating & puttin' down a black man. That's when ya can steal the wallet from his back pocket and he won't even notice.

Also not verbatim, but I recall the messages. Damn nice piece of work LBJ. Not.

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 5 2022 9:50 utc | 72

Hayek was a fucking shill, and anybody who repeats the old lie about socialists murdering millions is a shill's bootlicker.
Posted by: pretzelattack | Dec 5 2022 9:45 utc | 71

TRUE. Thanks p.a.

And also btw, Hayek was awarded the 1968 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.
He is often cited as a 'Nobel Prize winner' and that is FALSE.

Sveriges Riksbank (Sweden’s central bank) established the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize.
It is NOT a Nobel Prize! There is NO Nobel Prize in Economics.
The prize is based on a donation received by the Nobel Foundation in 1968 from Sveriges Riksbank.
Yeah, Sweden's Central Bank gave a donation (bribe) to the Nobel Foundation.
It's a filthy story but, ya gotta admit, a nice piece of propaganda.

Stiglitz and Krugman have also won that BANKER'S PRIZE.
Any so-called economist who has won that should be scorned.

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 5 2022 10:27 utc | 73

Yeah, Sweden's Central Bank gave a donation (bribe) to the Nobel Foundation. It's a filthy story but, ya gotta admit, a nice piece of propaganda.

---

Posted by: waynorinorway | Dec 5 2022 10:27 utc | 73

Like everything else under Consumer Capitalism, virtue is a fake commercial product too.

Thank you for your comment.

Posted by: Bemildred | Dec 5 2022 11:07 utc | 74

The attack on Engels is extremely serious, those are the strategic bombers, there aren't that many of them, and this is one of their main bases, thus it likely has nukes in it.

So one leg of the nuclear triad just got attacked and substantially damaged.

What is the Kremlin doing?

Posted by: Tbx | Dec 5 2022 11:11 utc | 75

Don't know what's really going on with the "oil ban", but most likely it means (lawyers and better knowledgeable can correct) that tankers with Russian flags, or tankers with other flags whose oil cargo originates from Russia are not allowed to EU-ropes ports or EU-based shipping insurance.

I think oil will continue to be sold but after another transaction in between and / or mixing the oil with other oil originating from elsewhere. We'll see what happens. Most likely you will start seeing fuel prices going up if/when fuel refineries begin starving.

Posted by: unimperator | Dec 5 2022 11:27 utc | 76

Don't know what's really going on with the "oil ban", but most likely it means (lawyers and better knowledgeable can correct) that tankers with Russian flags, or tankers with other flags whose oil cargo originates from Russia are not allowed to EU-ropes ports or EU-based shipping insurance.

I think oil will continue to be sold but after another transaction in between and / or mixing the oil with other oil originating from elsewhere. We'll see what happens. Most likely you will start seeing fuel prices going up if/when fuel refineries begin starving.

Posted by: unimperator | Dec 5 2022 11:27 utc | 77

Dec 5th 2022 a date that will live in infamy …😝

‘EU Must ‘Take Action’ Before US Green Subsidies Create ‘Unfair Competition’, Says von der Leyen

Coming just days after French President Macron warned Biden’s green subsidies could “fragment the West,” ‘

https://twitter.com/DoctorGerhard/status/1599638673670012929?s=20&t=6MIlX2QdJE28MgK4hxIh3Q


The mundane SunKingMacaroon & Dumbest Borg Queen EUrsula, runt of100k, play acting surprise, at the latest bodybag they put on show, that of the EU itself.

They are the leaders of the current crop of European Barbie and Ken‘ Leaders’, mere house servants, who are identified more closely with their masters, created and ‘s-elected’ into leadership, to destroy from within; Delayed as they were until they finally got rid of the greatest European leader of the last 30 years - Mutti and nearly Corbyn.

Now weeping crocodile tears, as they and their Banker Masters watch the demise of the evercloser Union. Ending it’s great raising and levelling of western and southern Europeans, it’s industry , regulations, rights and Level Playing Field Laws and Courts.
And financial independence from the dollar hegemony.

They will take their place with the elites and financial Lords of the World retreating to the West across the Ocean, as they long knew they would have to, by the inevitable rise of humankind that refused to stay as their bred slaves. Taking as much booty and treasure with them to that fabled Camelot of North America - already built with plenty of slaves and be-spoilt environment for these dumb slaves to live in - as they pretend they are free and only live by free enterprise, without favour.

LOLS 😂 , except for subsidised energy and massive printed money beans , sucking in the wealth of the world including their ‘allies’.

They have to go, because the slaves have risen again!

Spartacus’, now thine names are Putin and Xi, as they were Yanga, Tacky, and Louverture, Dessallines… Bolivar, Gandhi, Mao, Castro and Mandela!

And countless others who gave their life and freedom for humankind as a whole against the very few Ancient Owners. The Guevara and Biko’s.

Currently most prominently represented by the much maligned Julian Assange , illegally jailed and tortured in the heart of the City of the Ancients Empire - whilst we the petty, dumb, house slaves who live there, are oblivious to that greatest of freedom fighters in our midst, jailed in our name!

Freedom is near. The free world is here. It is the SCO.

The Ancient Empire is dead dead dead.

Good riddance to it and all who still sail in her decrepit ship, they are all going to a hell.

Posted by: DunGroanin | Dec 5 2022 11:46 utc | 78

Posted by: DunGroanin | Dec 5 2022 11:46 utc | 78

More subsidizing of renewable energy (wind and solar) does diddly-squat to prevent de-industrialization of EU-rope.

Otherwise, what Borg-Queen and Ken-Macron are currently doing they are just saying the truth to save their own asses long enough so they can escape to whatever vassal-reservate they were promised. Their job of destruction from within is already complete and placed EU-rope on the highway to hell.

Posted by: unimperator | Dec 5 2022 11:53 utc | 79

Um, I'll risk a buck for a guess. The altitude challenged stereotypical baddy king from one of the Shrek movies ?

Posted by: Outraged | Dec 5 2022 9:00 utc

Winner winner, chicken dinner! (I have NO idea what that means, but it fits the "silly" intended.)

Lord Farquad, plainly and hilariously encapsulates the arrogance and hubris of the 0.001% and their minions.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 13:27 utc | 80

And notice, Farquad is a LORD (a royal toadie), but attempts to wield ultimate power. Where's a dragon when you need one?

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 13:29 utc | 81

What would you expect from an asocial full of FUD covid conspiracy theorist bitcoin banker who refuses to acknowledge that the vaccine is NOT "injected into the bloodstream"?

Posted by: Laurence | Dec 5 2022 0:30 utc

You missed the memo from b about not attacking other posters?

Taking notes I see, called STALKING. So you get the full treatment.

I never said the Jab was "injected into the bloodstream", moron, learn to read and do rudimentary research.

CURRENT RESEARCH AND PFIZER'S OWN ORIGINAL APPROVAL SUBMISSION TO JAPAN SHOW THE JAB CONTENTS DO NOT STAY IN THE ARM MUSCLE TISSUE AS CLAIMED, IT LEAKS FROM THE INJECTION SITE AND IS TRANSFERRED AROUND THE BODY IN BLOOD AND LYMPH FLUIDS.

This is not conjecture, it is scientific fact. Just because Fraudci (I AM The Science (tm)) and his corrupt minions claim otherwise doesn't make it not true.

Jab contents move to all other parts of the body, and has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, courtesy of the lipid envelope developed by a Canadian company. The reproductive organs are high for transfer location, hence all those women with menstrual irregularities plus the spike in spontaneous pregnancy terminations and still-born pregnancies.

As for Bitcoin, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH IT, FINE. But you are speaking to raise an emotional reaction in readers, from a deliberate position of TOTAL IGNORANCE on the subject, and MoA readers should ignore your BS.

And how many conspiracy "theories" have turned out to be FACT over the last 3 years?

Covid lab-created. Check.
Hunter's laptop. Check.
10% for the Big Guy. Check.
The lockdowns/masks are ineffective, as was known after the Spanish Flu. Check.
The US was funding/controlling gain-of-function bio-weapon research in labs all over the world, including Ukraine. Check.
The US gov't has censorship backdoors into all major social media operations. Check.
The Jab causes all manner of side-effects, many of which were listed in medicalese in Pfizer's "approval submissions" and hidden from the public, for 70 years if the FDA had its way. Check.
Coroners and embalmers all over the planet are finding never-before-seen clots and other anomalies in Jabbed cadavers. Check.
Russiagate false. Check.

And the list is not exhaustive. Shut up while you're behind, you pusillanimous troll.

You may have noticed b is again banning little-mind, agit-prop purveyors... keep it up, you could be next.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 15:33 utc | 82

"Organ harvesting" supported by Western MNCs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSSX8pp6I-w

Posted by: Antonym | Dec 5 2022 15:58 utc | 83

Below is the title of a Reuters piece that is waving red flags for me about a setup

BIS warns of $80 trillion of hidden FX swap debt

The article goes on to say that pension funds and other "non-bank" financial firms have $80 trillion in hidden, off balance sheet debt in the form of FX swaps

The house always comes out ahead in casino games

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2022 16:14 utc | 84

b, thanks for the weekly review, I haven’t had a chance to get to it much yet, but a sensational headline drew my attention to Frans Timmermans. Which drew my attention to his Twitter account. Where I discovered the newly released circular economy package.

Knowing from previous experience that you tend to get out ahead of these EU announcements, I glanced over the list of subjects and wondered, could any of these pertain to the EU’s bold new strategy?

It turns out that Alastair Crooke article fits in nicely. I found a nice complement to it, this 28 page white paper, “Circular Economy Policies in China and Europe”

https://www.google.ca/search?q=europe+circular+economy

(The McDowall link may be partway down the page)

Posted by: Bruised Northerner | Dec 5 2022 16:26 utc | 85

Quick reality check. Reuters reported today that Russian oil is sold at $79 in Asian markets, which is at or near market price.

Meanwhile, what's not told is that EU is probably paying 10 - 15 % premium for oil, for Saudi/US oil.

Posted by: unimperator | Dec 5 2022 16:32 utc | 86

BIS warns of $80 trillion of hidden FX swap debt

The article goes on to say that pension funds and other "non-bank" financial firms have $80 trillion in hidden, off balance sheet debt in the form of FX swaps

The house always comes out ahead in casino games

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2022 16:14 utc

They are priming the financial sector to expect THE CRASH, so the only question is when will they pull the trigger? Or more to the point, which "crisis" will they use as an excuse? For real this time, or is this just another 0.001% Lucy setting up the football for so many financial/gov't Charlie Brown dupes... again.

So, which crisis? When Russia goes blitzkrieg on Ukraine? When China openly declares martial law? When Biden drops dead or is deposed? When it looks like the Trudeau/Freeland/Singh cabal are going to be thrown out of power and into jail for treason, scuppering the Rothschild dream of directly owning a country?

As a Biden aside, many MoA regulars are surely old enough to remember the USSR literally wheeling out nearly-dead Presidents for display. The US/ZATO laughed at the practice, but here we are...

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 16:49 utc | 87

@Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 15:33 utc | 82

"...The lockdowns/masks are ineffective, as was known after the Spanish Flu..."
You should communicate your proof to to the scientific community. I take that National Geographic will quickly rectify their article about the 1918 flu pandemic. After demonstating with incidence vs. time graphs that those cities with early and strict social distancing mandates suffered significantly lower peaks, they summarize: "...Social distancing isn’t a new idea—it saved thousands of American lives..."
Optionally you may also consider to enlighten us at MoA how you arrived at your conclusion.

"...The Jab causes all manner of side-effects..."
I'm aware that there are people who benefit from downplaying associated risks. And vice versa. Downplaying happened, exaggeration of risks happened, too. Time and data should meanwhile allow for sorting things out. A jab is, similar to infections, stress for the body. In the overwhelming number of cases it also mitigates the course of a disease.
In the end, the balance between the summary side effects and the summary savings (in sick days, treatment costs and lives lost) is what counts.

Addenda:
(1)This is what we may get, if if we negate the risks completely: Video and infographics documentation by TeleSur, Guayas province Ecuador, Covid peak spring 2020 vs. spring 2019. In short: Tons of coffins.

(2) This paper from Aug. 31, 2022 aims exactly at sorting things out, putting data behind claims, and calling for formal harm-benefit analyses for those taking the jabs.

Posted by: OttoE | Dec 5 2022 16:57 utc | 88

Congressional investigators are being denied access to 148 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed with the Department of the Treasury by banks concerning financial dealings of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and brother, Jim, according to incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2022 6:57 utc | 66

I remember being appalled that Trump (or anyone one aspiring for high office) would, or could, refuse to make their tax returns public. I had to sign a release of mine, and my wife's tax information just to buy a home many years ago.

But now I see that people holding high office live on a higher plain than we common citizens. If all political candidates were required by law to provide the voting public with their tax and financial records, I feel quite sure that if this were done, the complexion of our politicians in the US would be quite different; there would be fewer crooks for one thing.

At the same time, our politicians might be less hypercritical. For example, I do not remember the incoming House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) ever joining the Democrats effort to force Trump to make public his tax returns. I also do not expect Democrats in Congress to assist the Republicans to expose Hunter Biden's obviously criminal tax history.



Posted by: Ed | Dec 5 2022 17:14 utc | 89

Posted by: DunGroanin | Dec 5 2022 11:46 utc | 78

"Freedom is near. The free world is here. It is the SCO.

The Ancient Empire is dead dead dead. "

LOL! you do realize that the much frothed about, yet never seen, Empire of the city would be a mere zygote compared to the Middle Kingdom? Or to use it's modern name, SCO.

Posted by: Membrum Virile | Dec 5 2022 17:19 utc | 90

@ Old canadian

Couldn’t you make your points without being rude ? Most of the people on here are polite and civil, and they don’t use the excuse of age for being cranky and unpleasant.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 5 2022 17:33 utc | 91

Posted by: OttoE | Dec 5 2022 16:57 utc | 88

Re @Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 15:33 utc | 82

Old Canadian is correct. "...The lockdowns/masks are ineffective, as was known after the Spanish Flu..." and "... "...The Jab causes all manner of side-effects..."

Masks (not respirators) have little impact on air borne diseases because of the mesh size and fit to the face. They were designed to prevent drooling / sneezing into the patient during a procedure.

The Pfizer and Moderna injections are NOT vaccines. They are experimental mRNA therapies in lipid droplets that can be consumed by any cell in the body, which then forces them to create spike proteins. These injections do spread everywhere. If any of the mRNA code is damaged (think of it as computer code where one single changed instruction codes for something completely different). One single change and different proteins will be created, and they will fold into a different shape and have different properties. Meanwhile, your immune systems is attacking cells in every organ and dealing with a toxic spike protein. This is a novel, and very dangerous technique.

There is an enormous body of research that illustrates the dangers of this experiment (the mRMA) and also an enormous amount of censorship. This censorship is a mix of self censorship to keep research grants or your job or publishers outright refusing to publish. Governments had hotlines and portals to take down posts on social media if they promoted "vaccine hesitancy".

Science has been politicized, corrupted and weaponized for an agenda. Scientists are no longer free to propose theories and challenge them if they go against the agenda of those in power. Currently taboos include "climate change" and mRNA vaccines. Professional licenses have been used as a weapon too. Publish data on your patients (say sudden death, clotting abnormalities), lose your license. Prescribe ivermectin, get disciplined.

It is far worse out there than most people realize. Then add to it the corruption of Pfizer, FDA and Fauci etc. and US funded biolabs full steam ahead with gain of function research. The image we have of a FDA making sure thalidomide never happens again, one of benevolence, one of protecting the public is gone. What we have now is profit driven and psychopathic.

PP

Posted by: PP | Dec 5 2022 17:46 utc | 92

Posted by: OttoE | Dec 5 2022 16:57 utc

Ahh, the half-a-loaf argument, middle-ground fallacy. National Geographic? What a prestigious medical journal.

Post-"Spanish" flu (it should have been called the USA Flu) there was exhaustive research done proving what I said. NOT HARD TO FIND. But cute finding one specious reference to counter what recent research has AGAIN proven. And there is ample "masks don't work" info since the 1960's, at least a dozen MEDICAL investigations confirm it. If you don't find that many, you haven't done adequate research, it's there, seriously.

Then head over to the Health and Safety side of the masking fence. To fully protect against airborne micro-pathogens, full scba (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) or another respirator system is required... nothing less. No N95 mask or bit of flimsy, non-sealing fabric does anything beyond holding some of the exhaled contaminants for re-inhalation.

One of my favourite bits of research is where surgical masks were not used for non-scrubbed personnel in operating theatres. The post-surgery infection rate went down, about 30-50% from memory. OF COURSE the Medical Mafia disagrees.

Have you ever heard of the Flexner Report? If not I suggest you look to analysis of that to see who has been manipulating the medical system in the USA and beyond for 100 years.

The Gates, Fraudci, Zuckerberg, WEF/Rothschild sociopaths and their sycophants have had their day, and should be confronted in plain words.

I have provided extensive proof in past threads only to be ignored or attacked. Besides, Laurence has proven himself a troll, and as such deserves no further explanation. Let those who don't understand find similar MASSES of verifiable info to refute what I posted, not some obvious propaganda line in a non-specialist magazine. And all who believe whatever mis/dis-info he dredges up only have themselves to blame for being led around by the nose.

The process of self-initiated discovery of information is critical to establishing intellectual independence and sovereignty.

My advice to MoA posters? Invest in yourself. Learn how to learn.

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 18:01 utc | 93

Couldn’t you make your points without being rude ? Most of the people on here are polite and civil, and they don’t use the excuse of age for being cranky and unpleasant.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 5 2022 17:33 utc

If you observe, I reserve my most "direct" responses to outright trolls, people who want to play word games and those who want me to do their homework.

The sociopaths of the world kill millions while speaking in dulcet tones.

"Sam says, “You have frightened me several times tonight, but never in the way the servants of the Enemy would, or so I imagine. I think one of his spies would—well, seem fairer and feel fouler, if you understand.” To which Strider replies, “I see. I look foul and feel fair. Is that it?”

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 18:27 utc | 94

@ Ed | Dec 5 2022 17:14 utc | 89 with the follow up to my comment about Twitter/Musk/Biden/Tabbi

Just to be clear of my sentiments, both parties in the US are bought and paid for by the global money mafia I refer to as the God of Mammon cult. The manufactured and managed Left/Right myth in America as portrayed by the fascist media has folks thinking that human sentiments are split down the middle.

Posted by: psychohistorian | Dec 5 2022 18:32 utc | 95

Fernando says : « It is better to look marvelous, than to feel marvelous. »

I’m not sure I concur.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 5 2022 19:38 utc | 96

"It is better to be thought a fool, than to open one's mouth and dispel any doubt." Anon

Posted by: Old canadian | Dec 5 2022 19:49 utc | 97

You won’t last long here, buddy, people are gonna hate you.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 5 2022 19:56 utc | 98

That 1918-9 "Spanish flu" is a misnomer is implied by a 2008 study (a coauthor of which is one A. Fauci) that concludes that the vast majority of the deaths so attributed were actually from bacterial pneumonia.

Some of those cases of bacterial pneumonia could have arisen owing to
a 1918 bacterial meningitis inoculation program that took place that year in Fort Riley, Kansas and is described here. Both of the sources I cited are from the National Library of Medicine (of the U. S. National Institutes of Health).

Posted by: David Levin | Dec 5 2022 20:06 utc | 99

@ David Levin

If I’m not mistaken, Rockefeller was involved, and it was an inoculation on the soldiers that went to the front.

They called it « Spanish Flu » cause the press in Spain were the only ones not to be in denial about it, at the time.

Posted by: Featherless | Dec 5 2022 20:12 utc | 100

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