October 31, 2022

Twitter's Ultimatum to Musk

Timothy Birdnow

Not happy with Elon Musk's takeover of Twitter and his promise to ax 75% of the censors from their jobs, the twits there have issued an ultimatum with multiple demands to their new boss.

Here is the text:

Staff, Elon Musk, and Board of Directors:

We, the undersigned Twitter workers, believe the public conversation is in jeopardy.

Elon Musk’s plan to lay off 75% of Twitter workerswill hurt Twitter’s ability to serve the public conversation. A threat of this magnitude is reckless, undermines our users’ and customers’ trust in our platform, and is a transparent act of worker intimidation.

Twitter has significant effects on societies and communities across the globe. As we speak, Twitter is helping to uplift independent journalism in Ukraine and Iran, as well as powering social movements around the world.

A threat to workers at Twitter is a threat to Twitter’s future. These threats have an impact on us as workers and demonstrate a fundamental disconnect with the realities of operating Twitter. They threaten our livelihoods, access to essential healthcare,and the ability for visa holders to stay in the country they work in. We cannot do our work in an environment of constant harassment and threats. Without our work, there is no Twitter.

We, the workers at Twitter, will not be intimidated. We recommit to supporting the communities, organizations, and businesses who rely on Twitter. We will not stop serving the public conversation.

We call on Twitter management and Elon Musk to cease these negligent layoff threats. As workers, we deserve concrete commitments so we can continue to preserve the integrity of our platform.

We demand of current and future leadership:

Respect:We demand leadership to respect the platform and the workers who maintain it by committing to preserving the current headcount.

Safety:We demand that leadership does not discriminate against workers on the basis of their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or political beliefs. We also demand safety for workers on visas, who will be forced to leave the country they work in if they are laid off.

Protection:We demand Elon Musk explicitly commit to preserve our benefits, those both listed in the merger agreement and not (e.g. remote work). We demand leadership to establish and ensure fair severance policies for all workers before and after any change in ownership.

Dignity:We demand transparent, prompt and thoughtful communication around our working conditions. We demand to be treated with dignity, and to not be treated as mere pawns in a game played by billionaires.

Sincerely,

Twitter workers

The pimply Millenials who work for Musk have never been exposed to the realities of life in the work force. They think it works like college, where they were coddled and spoiled. Now they face the real world.

And they don't like it at all.

They are particularly upset that the will have to report to the office  rather than work from home. No doubt their working from home meant a lot of slack off time and no pants.

They just don't get it. He's boss and they aren't. If someone is paying you you have to do what they tell you.

Musk should make the Fricso office into a homeless shelter as he suggested. Move the company out of the citadel of Satan. Texas would like them. So would Missouri. Florida is nice all year round.

Even if Musk doesn't really fix Twitter it's fun watching snowflake liberal heads explode.

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Killing Energy

Willis Eschenbach

The folly of pushing to kill fossil fuel exploration, extraction, and refining BEFORE we have anything to replace it is insane.

Forget about gasoline and electric vehicles. The problem is, we have NO replacement for avgas, JetA1, diesel, or Bunker C Crude. These are the fuels that power the heavy trucks, boats, ships, planes, and jets that are the transportation lifeblood of the economy.

End the War On Fossil Fuels! It's freezing old people in their homes and driving inflation ever upwards.

Goldman Sachs’ Jeff Currie: ‘$3.8 Trillion of Investment in Renewables Moved Fossil Fuels from 82% to 81% of Overall Energy Consumption’ in 10 Years
wattsupwiththat.com


Tim adds:

It's all about deindustrializing the West and returning to some mythical sylvan paradise that never was. The Nazis had the same idea but didn't implement it before becoming embroiled in war. And many of the more socialist minded want to punish the West for being so successful, and many others want to limit the West so the rest of the world can catch up. There are any number of bad ideas at work here.

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Greenpeace Admits Recycling is Useless

Timothy Birdnow

I've believed for years that recycling was just a scam a kind of sacrament to get people invested in environmentalism. I have always argued most of the time the trash companies just toss the recycled items in with the rest of the trash. I've met with a lot of resistance, including from some good conservatives. But am I wrong?

Looks like I'm not.

Even Greenpeace has finally acknowledged the truth: recycling plastic makes no sense.

This has been obvious for decades to anyone who crunched the numbers, but the fantasy of recycling plastic proved irresistible to generations of environmentalists and politicians. They preached it to children, mandated it for adults, and bludgeoned municipalities and virtue-signaling corporations into wasting vast sums—probably hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide—on an enterprise that has been harmful to the environment as well as to humanity.

If there was a market for recycling the trash companies themselves would sort the garbage. They don't because there is no value in doing so.

The best way to "recycle" plastic is to burn it to generate electricity. Yes, burned in large quantities plastics put out dioxins (something now known to be less harmful than we originally thoguht when the EPA shut down the town of Times Beach) but it is still not healthy. But we could burn them in sealed environments and catch the dangerous toxins with scrubbers.

At any rate, it would be actually doing something with it. Now we just bury the waste.

At any rate, it's clear that separating your trash is an exercise in futility.

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More on the Pelosi Attacker

Timothy Birdnow

More on the Paul Pelosi attacker.

First, he was identified as a friend by Pelosi on the 911 call.

Media is reporting this as Pelosi asking permission to go to the bathroom then his calling 911 and leaving the phone line open. Ri-ight.

How many assailants would let the guy leave?

Then they are claiming Pelosi - a man in his eighties - overpowered a guy in his forties.

Frank Lasee observes:

Of course he was a leftist. The Hill progressive political news claims he is a Q-anon (whatever that is) mega guy. Just trying to use it to help Dems. Sad and true.

He was not a MAGA member; he did not support the "insurrection" of Jan. 6; and he was never even a Republican, but David DePape was a known nudist activist who his ex-girlfriend says was mentally ill. ⁣ ⁣ For more on this story, click the link in our bio or visit Newsmax.com
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Hillary Launches Pre-Emptive Strike

Timothy Birdnow

Joe Biden is on record blaming "rhetoric" and "election denial" for the attack on Paul Pelosi and violence across the country.

But does he mean it?

Hillary Clinton is already claiming the GOP is plotting to steal the 2024 elections:

\u201cHILLARY CLINTON: \u201cRight wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next presidential election.\u201d\n\n\u201d
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) 1666663214
Interesting; what mechanism are the Republicans using? We've outlined exactly what the Democrats did to steal 2020, but she accuses us of attempted theft before the fact and with no details.

And THAT'S not incendiary?  Why didn't Joe Biden call her out over this if he's concerned about political violence?

Seems it's perfectly acceptable to make such claims when it's a Democrat making them.

The same would hold true of Stacey Abrams, who has yet to concede her election loss and has always maintained she was robbed. Isn't she promoting political violence?

Clinton told Indivisible, a left-wing rag:

"right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next presidential election. And they're not making a secret of it."

Hmmm. And she is privvy to this information how?

The fact is this is projection and nothing more. Clinton and the Democrats have been stealing elections for years at multiple levels and they know it. It's what THEY would do if the tables were turned. That's why they are so convinced that the GOP will steal the election; they have stolen more than their share.

In 2018 there were no fewer than 7 seats stolen from Republicans in California alone. At the end of the night the GOP had won those seats but the Democrats kept counting, finding new votes under the couch and in the bushes. They stole those seats, no question. Not a single one of those contested seats flipped the other way.

So we have evidence of fraud in 2018 and in 2020 by the Democrats but it is the REPUBLICANS we should worry about!  Right.

And Republicans are supposed to shut up and take it when they are the victims but the Democrats have the right to scream about stolen elections all they please.

Remember the election of 2000? They weren't quiet about that, even though Al Gore was never in the lead in Florida and there was no evidence of wrongdoing in any Republican- controlled area. All the problems were in Democrat districts. But Bush stole the election, yessirreee!  No evidence but there you have it. And they called Bush Hitler and ran hit pieces on him and went after him as illigitimate. He was "selected, not elected".

The GOP never complained. It was the price of victory.

But the sore loser Democrats complain, and they are even sorer winners. They want to win forever, hold eternal power. That's why they opened the borders. That's why they institute vote harvesting and ballot drop boxes and the rest - they are clearly intended to steal elections.

In Pennsylvania there was a law that required signature matching on mail-in ballots. The Democrats sued and found got the lawless Pennsylvania Supreme Court  to overturn the statute. Why would you do that if you care about the integrity of votes?  Why would you bring such a suit if you didn't intend to cheat?

For that matter, they pushed through mail-in voting despite clear warnings from the Baker-Carter Commission about the dangers of such voting. The Democrats used the Commission report as a blueprint in the last election, not as a warning.

The Democrats used the pandemic to alter laws protecting the integrity of the vote across the country, often illegally, and had their changes struck down in multiple courts AFTER it was too late and the election results were certified. They unquestionably altered the election results.

Judges ruled against the changes in Virginia, in Michigan, in Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, the DOJ was pondering suing any state that returned to pre-pandemic voting rules. Why, pray tell, would they consider doing that?

Hillary Clinton knows all this. She is projecting her own proclivities onto the Republicans.

The DOJ document from last year read:

"The department's enforcement policy does not consider a jurisdiction’s re-adoption of prior voting laws or procedures to be presumptively lawful; instead, the department will review a jurisdiction’s changes in voting laws or procedures for compliance with all federal laws regarding elections, as the facts and circumstances warrant,"

Why? Was the old voting procedures somehow unlawful?

Were all these judges wrong who ruled the changes made at the state level were illegal?

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Ten Year Old Pregnant Rape Victim Probably a Case of Fake News

Timothy Birdnow

Remember that story about the ten year old rape victim being denied an abortion in Ohio and having to travel to Indiana?

This story looks weaker and weaker all the time.

The Blaze dishes:

PJ Media’s Megan Fox said the alleged story gave her "serious pause for a number of reasons," so she did a little digging (remember when journalists did that as a rule?) and found some very interesting information, which she shared in the following (brace yourself, it's long) Twitter thread:

\u201cThe story about a 10 yr old pregnant girl who had to go from Ohio to IN for an abortion gives me serious pause for a number of reasons. There are many red flags.\ud83d\udea9I'm going to detail them here.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #1. A pregnant 10 year old is evidence of a heinous crime against a child but in every article (and there are SO MANY) thre is no mention of criminal investigation, no police involvement, not even a town where this allegedly occurred.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #2 An unnamed alleged "child abuse" doctor called Dr. Caitlyn Bernard (an abortionist in Indiana) to ask for help. But any doctor who knows of abuse would be required to also call law enforcement. There should be a criminal investigation going involving Ohio DFS and police.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #3 which maybe should be #1 The TIMING of this horrific story is too on the nose. Roe v. Wade was just overturned. The media is desperate for stories to push the pro-abortion narrative, stoke fear, anger, and division. They love this.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #4 The article first published in the Indy Star, a local Ohio paper's site but in record time was picked up by huge international press. On the 2nd, The Hill and Newsweek had it and by the 3rd, The Guardian had it, and by the 4th it was on TMZ, reaching all the kids.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201cI heard about it from a teenager at a 4th party and a red flag went off big-time. If the kids have heard about it it was placed where they will see it intentionally. Fake news is always sold to the young'ns because they will swallow it the fastest. https://t.co/URgBsDgXa5\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #5 It was immediately used as a political weapon against Republican Governor Kristi Noem and will be used against other pro-life politicians to make them answer this possibly hypothetical or made-up scenario to win political hit points.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #6 #DrCaitlynBernard, the only source, is an abortionist and has been in the NYT participating in an anti-Trump hit piece and is clearly an activist. She has a stake in preserving abortion, it literally pays her bills. https://t.co/fdQJFxQNgO\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #7 There's no way to verify Bernard's claim. She has doctor patient confidentiality. No one can FOIA her. The media won't ask any questions and even if they did she wouldn't answer. There is no proof that this 10-year-old even exists and yet the media ran with it full tilt.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #8 Jennifer Rubin used this to batter conservatives, her former colleagues, in the Washington Post. This further gives me serious doubts about the veracity of the story. Rubin is a notorious tool for the left using this story to harm pro-lifers https://t.co/y6hJ7dF2ti.\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #9 Why don't any of them care about the crime committed against the child? Lawmakers in OH should demand an investigation into who raped this child. They are the only ones who can get information through DFS and help the girl seek justice for the crime, if it happened. Did it?\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054914
\u201c\ud83d\udea9 #10, #DrCaitlynBernard got a call from another doctor asking for help for a horribly abused child and her first instinct was to call the media. That should make you all stop and think for a minute. What's really going on here?\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054916
\u201cHere's what the spread over time through media looks like according to the first two pages of a Google search. I'm going to do other search terms. But this story had legs. Is that an accident that it got maximum coverage?\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054917
\u201cHere she is again #CaitlinBernard in June interviewed by PBS, crying. Predicting doom...the very thing she's now claiming. How is she in contact with so much media? https://t.co/ev5cFoKY8R\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054918
\u201cThe big question now is why was it the @indystar that reported this exclusively of all local OH news stations (CBS, ABC, NBC) that didn't? According to star site, they are owned by Gannet Co., a huge media company. But Gannet's site doesn't list them. So is this still accurate?\u201d
— Megan Fox (@Megan Fox) 1657054919

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Tim adds:

This story has always smelled like a dead fish to me. I was convinced it was fake news then and am still convinced to this day.

This is unverifiable and the media would never have run this in times long past. Now they make stuff up on a regular basis.

Be sure to read the whole article; there are more tweets than the ones I presented above.

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October 30, 2022

Three Jeers for Democracy

Chester McAteer

"Democracy has nothing to do with freedom. Democracy is a soft variant of communism, and rarely in the history of ideas has it been taken for anything else."

-Hans-Hermann Hoppe

That's why we were given a Republic rather than a Democracy.

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Hammertime

Timothy Birdnow

So now the media is tarring conservatives with accusations of spawning the attack on Paul Pelosi, Nancy's geriatric and corrupt husband. Joe Biden came out claiming it was caused by "election denial" and essentially blaming it on Trump. But what do we know?

First, the Pelosi family is corrupt and has some rather dubious ties.

Pelosi's son Paul was involved in multiple shady deals with a long FBI file. According to The U.K. Daily Mail:

EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Pelosi's son Paul was involved in FIVE companies probed by the feds as shocking paper trail connects him to a slew of fraudsters and convicted criminals

  • A shocking paper trail shows Nancy Pelosi's son, Paul Pelosi Jr.'s connections to a host of fraudsters, rule-breakers and convicted criminals
  • A DailyMail.com investigation can reveal that Paul, 52, was involved in five companies probed by federal agencies before, during or after his time there
  • He joined the board of a biofuel company after it defrauded investors, according to an SEC ruling, and whose CEO was convicted after bribing Georgia officials
  • Paul was president of an environmental investment firm that turned out to be a front for two convicted fraudsters, documents reveal
  • He served as vice president of a company previously embroiled in an investigation of scam calls that targeted senior citizens
  • A medical company Pelosi Jr. worked for was accused of testing drugs on people without FDA authorization, DailyMail.com can reveal
  • A source close to a firm Nancy's son worked for told DailyMail.com that Pelosi Jr. received $2.8 million of shares allegedly issued as part of a massive $164 million fraud in July 2016
See more at Fox News too.

Paul Pelosi himself is said to have mafia ties. See this also.

So was this a political assault or a criminal action by someone screwed over by the Pelosis? A mob beating?  Everyone should remember when Harry Reid had his little "accident" that ended his political career; it was obviously a mob reprisal for something.

But we don't know that.

What do we know? The assailant - a man named David DePape - has ties to a radical nudist named Gypsy Taub, a criminal.

Oh, and this should get them all going; Taub is a Russian American. She was raised in Odessa. Could she be a sleeper agent? Could DePape?

Was this a reprisal for Pelosi's support of money to Ukraine?

And, according to Fox, Facebook immediately took down DePape's page so nobody can examine his views.

Nudism is not normally associated with Conservatives.

Fox also says DePape was a 911 Truther, or so it appears. Again,not associated with the Right Wing in America.

This story is quite interesting and the fact we are hearing so little suggests to me this will blow up in the Democrat's faces if allowed to progress. They want to use it this week to push timid voters to vote for their candidates by hawking sympathy shamelessly and blaming the GOP in an act of pure calumny. But it doesn't make it so.

A couple more thoughts. Pelosi helped push the Defund the Police movement and it is interesting it came back to bite her.

Also, there is some speculation that Pelosi and DePape are homosexual lovers. If that is the case then what happened was rather tame for a Saturday night in Frisco. Hammers and zip ties are pretty much standard fare in the city with "San Francisco values". Pelosi didn't even have to pay for it!

One news station reported that DePape was in his underwear when police arrived.

This is a murky issue and I don't expect us to get any answers. The press and Democrats will try to make hay with this and it will become "conventional wisdom" that it was the right wing who attacked the man when there is no reason to believe it was so.

In all seriousness I wish him well and hope he recovers from his injuries (a hard thing to do at his age.) I'll say a prayer for him, even if I do not think well of the man or his family and most especially his wife. I'll leave judgment up to the Almighty.

But I won't allow calumny, which is clearly what is being attempted here.

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The Problem with "Renewables"

John Lees

About 40% of the UK's electricity generation is classed as renewables.
In France it's 10%. That's probably why they aren't in quite the same mess that we are in.
But why are we in the UK leading the way in this experiment? What people might want is an energy sector that runs entirely on wind and solar. But what we will then end up seeing is a transfer of control of the energy sector from engineers, to politicians.
If you gift control of energy production to totally clueless people, then what you get is roughly what we now see. A total shitshow, where the country is bankrupting itself subsidizing everyone's energy bills - and yet still having to warn people that we may face power cuts midwinter.
As a very simple point; obviously solar and wind need backup and storage. So why were we not investing in backup and storage right back at the start? Why wait until now, when the energy system has collapsed, prices have skyrocketed and the govt. is forced to bring in austerity measures as a result?
Imho - this attempted transition has been the greatest series of policy blunders that I have witnessed in my lifetime.
And meanwhile back in reality - the rest of the world is cruising along burning more and more fossil fuels. (see graph).
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October 29, 2022

It's Cold Because it's, Uh, Cold!

Jim Church

With Fall now firmly upon us, the climate alarmist party’s MSM lapdogs are getting their excuses in early, prepping people for is forecast to be a doozy of a Northern Hemisphere winter, one with incessant Arctic outbreaks, record lows and unprecedented snows.

A JPost article reads:
"Human-caused global warming was expected to lead to more heatwaves and heavy precipitation events, but the increase in cold air outbreaks and heavy snowfalls, most recently in Jan and Feb of 2021 in Asia, Europe and the United States, surprised the scientists (of a new study), leading them to research the connection between extreme cold weather and global warming.”

Nature World News had a similar take, running the headline: "Deadly Texas Cold Wave Linked to Warming Arctic”.
The phrase ‘surprised the scientists’ is another way of saying ‘reality has just upended all previous theories’. Yet, rather than working on a new line of thinking to this unexpected development, mainstream science is instead continuing to force that decidedly square AGW peg into the round hole that is reality.

Needless to say, this is not how science is supposed to work — they have it entirely backwards, and purposefully.



Tim adds:

It never occurs to these dimbulbs that maybe it's cold because, oh, I don't know, it's not getting warmer? Oh no; couldn't be that! That would mean their whole theory is wrong and we all know theory trumps nature every time!

I remember when a climatologist named Judah Cohen argued it was "cold because it's hot" and I took his stupidity to task. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/is_the_current_heat_wave_caused_by_global_cooling_comments.html

The Gang Green has been trying this to explain away the failure of their pet theory for years now.

If a theory fails to predict reality it is the theory that is wrong, not reality.

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Global Warming and GDP

Jerry S. Rainforth

A brief summary.

The Fed isn’t the only institution to fall into chicanery. The study was published in a peer-reviewed academic economics journal, given wide media coverage, and cited in a congressional report to justify the Green New Deal. Bogus research makes big splashes. But when it is debunked, there isn’t a ripple.

The best economic model, validated by a Nobel Prize for William Nordhaus, shows that if nothing is done to reduce emissions, warming will reduce world GDP by about three percent by the year 2100. If global GDP continues to grow at the rate it has been growing, then the world in 2100 will be five times richer than it is today. A three-percent reduction in GDP would make us 4.8 times richer instead of 5.0 times. Not exactly catastrophic! Mainstream economics doesn’t deny climate change and accepts that some policies to mitigate it might pass a cost-benefit test. But it does not predict a climate apocalypse, even if we do nothing.

Tim adds:

A warmer world is a more productive world. Cold brings poverty. Less food, more expense for warmth, harder working conditions, etc. I see no reason why planetary warming would reduce GDP at all.

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Prodding the Bear

Nikki Grace

In a recent interview on You Tube, Colonel Douglas MacGregor explained how Putin made every effort to ensure the security of the ethnic Russians living under siege in Ukraine by appealing to the US and EU to address the situation and settle on a way to stop the violence. Putin’s requests, however, fell on deaf ears. Here’s how MacGregor summed it up:

"Putin tried desperately to get the British, the French, the Germans and us to understand that his Russian citizens should be treated equally before the law just like Ukrainian citizens inside this large multi-ethnic state. (But) Zelensky and his friends said ‘No. Either you become what we are or you get out.’ And that resulted in this tragic (Russian) intervention.….

Russia had no interest in ‘conquering Ukraine’ or running into Kiev and ‘making peace at the point of a gun’. But, now, Zelensky has been intransigent and his handlers have been intransigent because we (The US) decided we were going to ‘bleed Russia’. We were going to sanction them and destroy their economy. We were going to kill hundreds of thousands of them and, ultimately, bend Russia to our will and force them to become subjects of the greater global American-domina ted financial system.

That hasn’t worked. All of the sanctions have backfired. It is now our European allies who are in desperate trouble. We are in desperate trouble too, only it is not quite as acute as it is in Europe. And, on top of that, we haven’t succeeded in destroying the Russian military at all. It’s held together very, very well and– as I said– right now you have this economy-of-forc e operation down in the south where there’s a massive buildup of forces from Minsk all the way back into western Russia that will be launched eventually (I suppose) when the ground freezes because that is the best time to operate in that kind of terrain.

Earlier I told you what this is really about: There’s this attempt to destroy Russia. We’ve decided to made it this blood-enemy that has to be eliminated because it refuses to march down the path that Europe has.” ("Massive Buildup”,Colone l Douglas MacGregor”, You Tube, 3 minutes)

Truer words were never spoken: The US decided to make Russia its blood-enemy because it refuses to click-its-heels and do as it’s told. Russia refuses to be another sniveling flunky in the exalted "Rules-based System”.

So, now we’re in a full-blown ground war with Russia; a war that was concocted, instigated, funded, guided, and micromanaged by Washington. A war that—by any objective standard—is Washington’s war as much as Iraq and Afghanistan were Washington’s wars. The difference this time is that our enemy can not only defend himself, but has the wherewithal to reduce the continental United States to smoldering heap of rubble. We are reminded of a comment Putin made recently that seems to have slipped-by the media unnoticed. He said:

"We will defend our land with all the forces and resources we have, and we will do everything we can to ensure the safety of our people.”

We hope that someone on the Biden team is smart enough to figure out what that means.

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What's Wrong with EV's?

Michael Sherry

They have to dig up 200,000+kg to make one 400kg battery.
Just manufacturing the battery can have debt of 10-40 tons of co2.
It takes 100-300 barrels of oil to make a battery with one barrel's worth of energy.
Demand for, cobalt, lithium and zinc will increase by 400-4000%. Current capacity cannot cope with the required production.
A 400kg battery only has 8kg of recyclable material. Companies have stopped replacing batteries because they are so expensive to dispose of; they have been putting them in storage so far, but even that is getting expensive, that is why they only replace part of the total battery now. Replacement batteries can be in the tens of thousands of dollars.
I wonder why we don’t get told about those things ?

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Trusting Pfizer

James Doogue

We can trust Pfizer with the Covid vaccine!

https://www.bmj.com/content/375/bmj.n2635

'A regional director who was employed at the research organisation Ventavia Research Group has told The BMJ that the company falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in Pfizer’s pivotal phase III trial. Staff who conducted quality control checks were overwhelmed by the volume of problems they were finding. After repeatedly notifying Ventavia of these problems, the regional director, Brook Jackson (video 1), emailed a complaint to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ventavia fired her later the same day. Jackson has provided The BMJ with dozens of internal company documents, photos, audio recordings, and emails.'

End quote.

And this is just one example. There are plenty of others.

Note: Ventavis Research Group were a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trials

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Bumbling into the New WWI

This was written by a man named John Stanley"

There had been literally thousands of ethnic Russian Ukrainian Civilians IN those eastern, 96% ethnic-Russian provinces KILLED by western Ukrainians, in the years BEFORE the Russian Army finally rolled-in. That was not the "only" reason they rolled in, either...
The West had signed a Pact with the Russians, promising to keep Ukraine NEUTRAL.
This was of importance to the Russians because:
A.) so many formerly Warsaw Pact "satellite" countries, which HAD constituted a buffer-zone, for Russia's western border had become NATO nations, and...
B.) Because, suspiciously-so on after the old Molotov-Ribbent rop "PACT" of 1939, ALSO promising non-aggression, the Nazis had INVADED Russia, by passing THROUGH Ukraine, on their way-in.
Due to Stalin's having STOLEN Ukrainian grain, during a food crisis in Russia, there was MASS starvation in Ukraine, so the western Ukrainians hate Russians, and literally gave BOUQUETS to the German Panzer crewmen, on their way-IN, greeting them a liberators.
Later, lots of Ukrainian men volunteered for their own Nazi Waffen SS Division combat roles. Those same sentiments continue, in the Azov Battalion, in everything from their straight-up Nazi iconography, to their Sieg Heil sulutes, to their attitudes and behavior patterns, and you don't have to be "pro-Russian," to SEE that; it just IS.
Morons who think that they can put a good guy's "white hat" on a guy like Zelensky would try to tell you that you can pick-up a TURD, by "the CLEAN END."
No, you CAN'T, and though I'm not a fanboy for Vlad-the-Bad, this crap got STARTED because a combination of corrupt American politicians, whether Dems or chicken hawk RINOS, along WITH Globalist jerks who want Putin out of the way, because he constitutes a hindrance to THEIR little plans, essentially egged the western Ukrainians-ON, to unwisely engage in a dangerous game of "Poke the Bear." The Ukrainians have, just since February, had 100,000 soldiers KILLED in action. THAT is not "sustainable," no matter HOW many billions Quid Pro JOE tries to send them.
WHY would I put this so cynically? Well, Folks, let's just have a look at what a retired 4 Star General had to say, about this: "For just $66BN we bought ourselves a war with Russia where Americans are not dying, but Ukrainians. That's an excellent deal."
Wow. Okay, then. Just LOOK-at the thinking, behind such a cynical summation. SOMEONE was obviously WANTING to provoke a war with Russia. Hmm.
Combining THAT with the FACT that George Soros had insinuated himself into the inner workings of YOUR State Department, into its POLICIES, and into its OPERATIONS, in Ukraine, starting during the Obama Maladministrati on, you can see how it was that this had all been shaping-up, LONG-before Vlad-the-Bad had had enough, and rolled-in.
Now, after they get the new levy of (previously trained) Russian troops, they'll simply annex those provinces who'd voted first for autonomy from Ukraine, and then for inclusion IN Russia, AND the Russians will RETAIN Crimea, which they BOUGHT from the Ottomans, back during the 18th Century. That's their sole southern, warm water naval base, and they will NOT relinquish it. By the way, to show you how-serious the Russians ARE, about those provinces, the people there have already been issued RUSSIAN PASSPORTS. Wise-UP.
I'm not "being mean" when I point-out that American CNN viewers were DUPED into putting-up blue & yellow flag emojis "in support of" Ukrainian soldiers who were themselves cynically DUPED into becoming cannon fodder, to the approval of the Biden & Pelosi Crime Families, the SOROS Syndicate, little ol' mush-mouth RINO Lindsey Graham, and slobs like Klaus Schwab, who, since Putin attended WEF for just long-enough to figure-out what THOSE Globalist clowns were up-to, do not APPRECIATE Putin's inclination to keep Russia for the Russians. That sums-up the sordid "basis" for this COMPLETELY unnecessary, but very DEADLY mess.
This has ALL been a particularly STUPID gamble. My NIECE is in Germany. I sure hope she has some INCREDIBLY warm clothing and a literally Arctic-Grade sleeping bag, now that they will be doing-without sufficient ways of HEATING that country. Nice-going, everybody. �/p>

Tim adds:

I would agree with most of that, although there was no treaty guaranteeing Ukrainian neutrality but rather a gentleman's agreement that was reneged upon.

The 1994 Budapest Agreement said Russia and NATO should respect the territorial boundaries in place but said nothing about guaranteeing neutrality. But, of course, the Russians can say NATO expansion violated that promise.

That said, we should remember Ukraine elected a pro-Russian president (Yushchenko) who the CIA kicked out via a phony "revolution" (the Orange Revolution) thus installing a pro-Western government. That too is a violation of Budapest.

We set up a client state in one of the "Russias", not just the old Warsaw Pact countries. Ethnically Ukrainians are almost identical to Russians; their language is not a whole lot different than Russian and they have always been a part of Greater Russia. In fact, the first Russians were Ukrainians, and Kiev was the dominant city in Russia for a long time. It was only the Mongol invasion which separated the two (Ukraine means "by the border" in Russian). It was then the two separated. But they have always been sister nations. NATO expansion there was like the Warsaw Pact expanding into Canada. We wouldn't have tolerated that and neither will they.

And what has happened since the Crimean invasion? The Ukrainians regularly shelled Crimea, and they dammed the Dneiper to cut off water to the region, causing a permanent drought there.
They also threatened to cut off the multiple Russian oil and gas pipelines through Ukraine (the best route for them). Russia's financial survival is dependent on those pipelines.

And the U.S. continued to fund labs in Ukraine designed originally to destroy the old Soviet biological weapons, but they stayed in operation well after those weapons were gone. Why? Given what we know happened in Wuhan under U.S. sponsorship would not Russia be rightly concerned? Possible biological weapons right on their doorstep would make anyone nervous.

And the U.S. deployed missile defenses in Poland and plan to deploy many more - in Hungary, in the Czech Republic, etc. The Russians tried to negotiate to prevent those deployments; they mean we could launch a first strike and they would be hard-pressed to retaliate. But we went ahead with it anyway. Putting a missile defense system in Ukraine would make them all the more vulnerable. So would putting MISSILES into Ukraine, something that could be done (and may have been done without public fanfare.)

I am not pro-Russian or pro-Putin. I think Putin is largely to blame; he wanted to annex this region to restore the Soviet territorial control, or at least the old Tsarist. His ambition is to restore Moscow to superpower status. I think many of these objections are excuses for Mr. Putin.

But not to many of the Russians themselves. They see these things as valid.

I just wish people would consider both sides before going off half-cocked. That is how everyone bumbled into the First World War

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How We Know the Covid Vaccine Propaganda was a Lie

Bill H.

When the Covid vaccine was first released in late 2020, I knew that the claim of "94% effective” was a lie. I knew that they had no real evidence whatever of how effective the vaccine was, or that it was in fact a vaccine at all.

They only way to test a vaccine for effect is to give it to all members of one group and to none of the other. You then infect by injection all members of both groupswith the live virus, and compare the numbers of subjects who develop symptoms between the two groups. Obviously, you don’t use humans, but use animals which have immune systems similar to humans.

The Covid vaccine was "tested” by giving it to one group and not to another and comparing the number of both groups as to infections. They could not possibly know how many members of either group had been exposed to the virus, and therefor the test told them absolutely nothing. They made up the 94% number out of thin air and fictionalized some math to justify it.

I didn’t need to be told this by experts. I learned this "science” in high school.

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October 28, 2022

Americans Spied on for 2020 Election

Timothy Birdnow

An analytics firm spied on Americans prior to the 2020 election, using cell phone data to "score" Americans on Covid and help Democrats target messages to specific groups - without the people being so targeted being informed of the fact.

Here's the story.

Isn't this criminal violation of privacy? And who exactly commissioned Predictwise - the firm in question?

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Vote Tampering in AZ

Meanwhile in Arizona

Cochise County plans to vote to hand count every single race on every single ballot—w/ Election Day just 18 days away & early voting already started. That’s illegal & risks the integrity & accuracy of the election. I’ve warned them: If they proceed, I’ll take legal action. ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mqJN3KzpCa

— Secretary Katie Hobbs (@SecretaryHobbs) October 21, 2022

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China's Overseas "Police Stations"

Timothy Birdnow

The Chicoms are establishing "police stations" all over the world to control their overseas citizens.

Netherlands probes 'illegal' Chinese police stations

From the article:

Dutch media reports that overseas Chinese police centers are putting "pressure on dissident Chinese." An NGO report says that Bejing has such centers in "dozens of countries across five continents."

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Dems War Drums Splintering Party

Nikki Grace

They are responding to the historical anti-war part of the Democratic Party. AOC is about to lose her seat. Poor people in the slums represented by these Dems are up in arms at the billions sent to Ukraine. While their districts suffe

30 House Dems Urge Dramatic Shift In Biden's Ukraine Policy: 'Get Serious About Diplomacy Or Risk Nuclear Miscalculation'
zerohedge.com

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