Thought for the day
"Democracy has little meaning when big business rules the life of the country through its control of the means of production, exchange, transportation, and communication, reinforced by command of the press, press agents and other means of publicity and propaganda." -- US philosopher John Dewey
US special operations forces are on the ground in Ukraine as part of a broad covert operation that includes CIA personnel, The Intercept reported on Wednesday, citing unnamed US intelligence and military officials.
The report said that the US withdrew its CIA and special operations assets from Ukraine shortly before Russia’s invasion, although one US official said the CIA “never completely left.”
The CIA initially predicted that Kyiv would fall quickly to Russia, but after it became clear that wouldn’t happen, the Biden administration sent its covert assets back into Ukraine.
The report said that US clandestine operations inside Ukraine “are now far more extensive than they were early in the war, when US intelligence officials were fearful that Russia would steamroll over the Ukrainian army.”
They have now quietly changed their student loan forgiveness plan — removing students using Perkins and Federal Family Education Loans from the plan.
Moscow hopes the US government did not tell reporters its suspicions that Kiev masterminded a high-profile assassination in Russia with a view to washing its hands of future terrorism incidents, the Kremlin warned on Thursday.
Spokesman Dmitry Peskov was commenting on a report in the New York Times, which contained details of an assessment by the US intelligence community regarding a bomb attack near Moscow in August, in which journalist and political activist Darya Dugina was killed.
“The involvement of the Ukrainian state in this terrorist act, the murder of a young woman, was argued and demonstrated by our special services in a reasonably swift manner,” Peskov told journalists.
Another busload of illegals was dumped on Kamala Harris’ front lawn in Washington DC on Thursday.
In an effort to promote its new and supposedly improved injection for the Omicron (i.e., Moronic) variant of the Fauci Flu, Pfizer is now admitting that its original mRNA (messenger RNA) injections turn negative within 30 days – meaning they degrade immunity and leave a person worse off in terms of immune function.
“We have been sold an antivaccine as a vaccine,” is how one concerned reader of Exposé News put it.
An Exposé investigation into the claim revealed that the original Pfizer mRNA shot degrades the immune system at a rate in excess of 10 percent per month. (Related: Experts from numerous top universities, including Stanford and UCLA, also say covid shots produce negative efficacy.)
Vaccine-induced AIDS, or VAIDS, is another way to refer to what these shots do to people’s immune systems. Instead of providing true and lasting protection against covid, the shots destroy natural immunity over time, leaving a person defenseless against disease.
(Natural News) Judicial Watch has nailed it yet again, suing HHS to acquire a treasure trove of documents that reveal the world’s most exhaustive, heavily funded and wide-ranging propaganda campaign to try to convince the oblivious masses to be injected with an experimental mRNA concoction that isn’t even a “vaccine.”
“Judicial Watch Uncovers Biden Administration Propaganda Plan to Push COVID Vaccine,” reads the Judicial Watch press release:
Judicial Watch announced today that it received 249 pages of records from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) detailing the extensive media plans for a propaganda campaign to push the COVID-19 vaccine.
One document in the released records was entitled, “PEC (Public Education Campaign) Plan April 19 – May 31 2021” and featured all the following bullet points and more:
(Natural News) “World government wants massive profits for the wind and solar sector. They want to take away a lot of our freedoms.” – Scientist Tom Harris
(Article by Miranda Sellick republished from RairFoundation.com)
Nothing is what it appears to be.
That heatwave that hit Europe this past summer? Twenty years ago, it was just a heatwave. Now, you’d be led to believe that it’s all part of the climate emergency that mankind has brought upon itself.
A recent World Climate Declaration, signed by 1,100 scientists, has made the rounds on social media, claiming that there is no climate emergency. But a 2019 Cornell University study found that 99.9 percent of studies agree that humans have caused climate change.
However, more and more scientists are speaking out to declare that the whole climate change narrative is based upon faulty science and incorrect modeling. Tom Harris, the executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, based in Ottawa, is one of them. He describes himself as changing “from a climate alarmist to a climate realist.” He recently gave a wide-ranging interview to RAIR Foundation USA.
Austria, a country of 8.9 million, showed massive support for the right to pay with cash, demonstrating the growing movement against digital currencies that have been promoted by central banks and institutions such as the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The deadline for the submission of petitions regarding proposals for seven national referendums was Monday. The right to cash payments received the most support of seven petitions, with 530,938 signatories.
In Austria, only petitions that receive 100,000 signatures or more can force a debate in parliament on the topic. Given the overwhelming support behind the “right to cash” petition, there could be strong pressure to move forward with securing cash payments in the country.
While many other countries in Europe succumbed to the trend toward a cashless society, Austria still conducts most of its transactions in cash, far above the European average of 30 percent. Germans are also against using digital currency, with only 9 percent saying they would use mobile payments.
Jorge Heraud, vice president of automation and autonomy for John Deere, noted that he sees the company’s future as being a leader in the manufacturing of robotics and artificial intelligence-infused equipment alongside the tech giants of Silicon Valley. (Related: Warehouses turning to robots to fill labor gaps as e-commerce booms.)
John Deere showcased a glimpse of its future line of automated farming machinery last January when it unveiled its fully autonomous 8R farm tractor, driven by an AI rather than a farmer behind the wheel.
According to Heraud, the 8R is the culmination of Deere’s investments in automation, data analytics, GPS guidance, internet-of-things connectivity and software engineering. All of this research and development is a mix of homegrown research as well as the result of acquisitions and partnerships with agri-tech startups.
“This comes from our realization that technology is going to drive value creation and increase productivity, profitability and sustainability for farmers,” said Heraud. “The AI we use involves computer vision and machine learning.”
Webmaster addition: Well, I guess we don't need those illegal immigrants to pick crops after all!
“Anyone who says telling people to stop eating meat or wanting to have a nice house will basically change human desires, I think, that is too difficult,” Gates told Bloomberg Green reporter Akshat Rathi in an episode of “Zero” podcast. “You can make a case for it, but I don’t think it’s realistic for that to play a central role.”
Observers are wondering if the Microsoft founder is getting disoriented as he previously advised America and other rich nations to move to “100 percent synthetic beef.”
“You can get used to the taste difference and the claim is they’re going to make it taste even better over time,” he told MIT Technology Review in February last year. He was referring to plant-based meat. “Eventually, that green premium is modest enough that you can sort of change the people or use regulation to totally shift the demand.” (Related: Video shows Bill Gates admitting “clean energy” solving climate change is a SCAM.)
Because jab manufacturers are still refusing to allow any independent verification of the data, it is impossible to say what these injections are truly doing to people, an article from Welt explains. (Related: We do know that mRNA spike proteins are being found inside the brains and hearts of deceased jab recipients.)
“In scientific circles, doubts arise as to whether the information provided by the manufacturers about the mRNA vaccine is correct,” the article reads. “BioNtech / Pfizer and Moderna have so far refused to independently verify the data.”
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill on Friday that would allow medical boards in the state to punish doctors for spreading COVID-19 misinformation to patients.
Assembly Bill 2098 gives medical boards the power to treat the spread of COVID-19 misinformation as unprofessional conduct punishable by a minimum sentence of five years of probation, and a maximum sentence of full revocation of the doctor’s medical license.
On Wednesday, the United States Army unveiled a new strategic plan for fiscal years 2023-2027 that includes actions to combat and respond to the ‘severe impacts’ of climate change.
According to Russian media, the appeal date for imprisoned American basketball player Brittany Griner is set for October 25.
Griner is an all-star player in the WNBA and plays for the Phoenix Mercury. Her arrest in Russia came in February. Her charges are possession of a vape canister that contained cannabis oil. She says that she brought the items to Russia inadvertently.
Her arrest came just four days before Russia invaded Ukraine. She was sentenced to nine years in prison in August. Griner spoke ahead of her verdict and stated that she never meant to hurt anyone or put the Russian population at any level of risk at all. She said that it was an honest mistake and that she hoped that her life doesn’t have to end here in Russia due to an
The Ukrainian Defense Ministry on Tuesday posted a photograph of a box of "gold dental crowns" they claimed were extracted from Ukrainian victims in a "torture chamber" in Pisky-Radkivski they dubbed a "mini Auschwitz."
"A torture chamber in Pisky-Radkivski," the Ukrainian Defense Ministry tweeted. "2 photos. A gas mask that was put on the head of a victim who was covered with a smoldering rag and buried alive. And a box of gold dental crowns. A mini Auschwitz. How many more will be found in occupied Ukraine?"
The story was spread to millions by Ukrainian officials and media outlets like The Telegraph and The Independent.
The German media outlet BILD visited Pisky-Radkivski to investigate the story themselves and found that the crowns were actually taken from the village dentist.
Kanye West went off on Jared Kushner and his brother Josh during his interview with Tucker Carlson on Thursday and said they only arranged the Abraham Accords "peace treaties" with Israel "to make money."
"After talking to them, and really sitting with Jared and sitting with Josh and finding out other pieces of information, I was like wow, these guys might have really been holding Trump back," West said.
"All these things with Israel ... I just think it was to make money," he continued. "Is that too heavy-handed to put in this platform?"
On Monday Elon Musk posted a tweet urging a de-escalation in the Russian War on Ukraine.
Musk fears any escalation would cause great harm to not only Ukraine but the world.
Elon Musk also posted a poll on the end-game in the war. In response to his question Elon Musk was slammed by his pro-war critics.
The worst reaction came from Ukrainian Ambassador to Germany who made it personal.
Now, Democrats have decided to vote for Republican candidates, too. One viral video shows an unknown man as he declares that he’ll be voting for DeSantis.
According to The Gateway Pundit, the man was thrilled that gas was available after a hurricane. The Western Journal reports, “He’s not going to appear in any election campaign ads this season, but the Florida man in this video has given Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis the strongest endorsement for next month’s election. It’s the best one he’s gotten this year.”
The Serbian government has slammed the latest package of EU sanctions targeting Russia’s oil exports, describing it as the “first EU sanctions package” against Serbia.
Restrictions on the maritime transportation of Russian oil would make it too expensive for Serbia and severely hit the nation’s economy, government officials said on Thursday. In a scathing statement, Serbian Interior Minister Aleksandar Vulin called the EU “the place of our future humiliation and suffering.”
Belgrade will now be “forced to buy more expensive Iraqi oil and thus lose hundreds of millions of euro,” he argued, accusing neighboring Croatia, which is an EU member state, of lobbying for the new measures.
Vulin said the only “consistent” feature of EU policy is “revenge on free nations,” and decried the fact that Western Balkan nations had not been exempted from the latest batch of anti-Russia measures.
The EU “introduced not the eighth package of sanctions against Russia but the first sanctions package against Serbia,” the minister said. He argued that this was why it is “better to be a militarily and politically neutral country” rather than a member of a club of nations that allows the “[psychological] complexes” of its members to run the show.
Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic was equally critical of the new sanctions, saying they were introduced “at the expense of the lives and living standards” of all Serbian people. “It will cost us hundreds of millions of euro,” Brnabic told Serbia’s Happy TV broadcaster.
Błaszczak on Wednesday started a three-day visit to the United States, where he is scheduled to hold a series of talks with American officials about European security and bilateral military deals, according to the Polish defence ministry.
After meeting US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon, Błaszczak told reporters that the talks focused on bilateral military cooperation, ways of "strengthening Polish-American defence ties and plans to "equip the Polish Army with modern hardware," including US-made Abrams tanks.
Officials announced this summer that Poland would buy 250 Abrams tanks from the United States as part of a multibillion deal with Washington.
"Everything indicates that the first Abrams tanks will be made available for use by the Polish Army next year," Błaszczak told reporters on Wednesday.
NATO Military Committee headed by Admiral Rob Bauer paid a two-day visit to Georgia. The delegation of the highest military body of the North Atlantic Alliance is in Georgia for the fourth time.
Within the framework of the official visit, the representatives of the NATO Military Committee were hosted in Krtsanisi by the Commander of the NATO-Georgia Joint Training and Assessment Center (JTEC)….The guests personally inspected the current national and multinational command headquarters exercises – “Didgori 2021” and “MAPLE ARCH”. [The] online training Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia tripartite training “Eternity 2021” was also observed.
Later, a bilateral meeting was held between the Commander of the Georgian Defense Forces and the Head of the NATO Military Committee. Major General Giorgi Matiashvili and Admiral Rob Bauer spoke about the process of transformation of the Defense Forces, the importance of NATO-Georgia military cooperation and future priorities, as well as the security environment of the Black Sea.
U.S. F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft from the 336th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, arrived at Larissa Air Base, Greece, in support of operation Castle Forge, a U.S. Air Forces Europe-Air Forces Africa-led joint, multi-national training event.
Castle Forge is designed to provide a dynamic, partnership-focused environment that raises the U.S. commitment to collective defense in the Black Sea region while enhancing interoperability alongside NATO allies….
Alongside the F-15 operations, Castle Forge encompasses the USAFE MAJCOM-wide Agile Combat Employment Initial Operating Capability capstone event. Both of Castle Forge’s components will better enable forces to quickly disperse and continue to deliver air power….
It is nice to see that during times of darkness and mass stupidity devoid of moral leadership among so many once-great centers of western civilization, there are some shining examples of greatness at play. Not only are there examples of greatness, but in some instances, these examples have found expression within corridors of actual power which are shaping the contour of humanity’s future.
Such is the case with today’s Russia, which has come a very long way since the dark days of Perestroika when the Russian economy, military, culture, and people were brutally eviscerated by the utopic fantasies of end-of-history ideologues championing the onset of a New World Order.
Under this post-nation state/post-truth logic, the ancient civilizations of earth were supposed to be reset like a giant video game, shock therapied, and re-tooled like traumatized blank slates into a new synthetic “type” of depopulated humanity composed of drone-like zombies devoid of any residual pollution of family, national or religious traditions.
Thanks to the greed, crassness and stupidity of NATO’s satrapies we are where we deserve to be, on the eve of destruction.
Despite the unfortunate assassination some days earlier in Sarajevo of Archduke Franz Ferdinand Carl Ludwig Joseph Maria of Austria, July 1914 was quieter than a mouse on cotton, as no one had yet realized the horrors that lay ahead. General Radomir Putnik, chief of the general staff of the Serbian army, was taking the waters at Bad Gleichenberg, where the Austro-Hungarians promptly arrested him. Helmut von Moltke, Germany’s chief of staff, was also holidaying, as was Erich von Falkenhayn, the Kaiser’s War minister. Though there was some war talk chatter in gallant little Belgium, her farmers were more preoccupied with their harvests and her townsfolk were much too busy working and downing beers to fret about such matters even though, on 29th July, Belgian Prime Minister Charles de Broqueville had ordered a partial mobilization of her army, only a few short days before Belgium would join the world war that had begun a day earlier, when Austria declared war on Serbia and shelled Belgrade before the Serbs even had time to consider their outrageous demands.
What a difference a decade makes. There was a time when the United States would talk to Russia with at least the pretense of respect. Remember this exchange between then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama?
That was then. Mr. Medvedev is singing quite a different tune now. He made this public statement yesterday:
It is useless and unnecessary to appeal to the prudence of our enemies in the West, the enemies must be forced to ask for mercy in the lost economic battle and end it with their complete and unconditional surrenderhttps://t.me/intelslava/38460
In America today it is no longer possible for liberals and conservatives, left and right, Republicans and Democrats, blacks and whites, men and women to debate issues. The reason is that for liberals, leftists, Democrats, blacks, and feminists the issues are settled. Conservatives and Republicans are racists, white supremacists, colonialists, and threats to American democracy. Heterosexual men are misogynists. There is nothing to talk about. The guilty parties are known, as are the voices of truth. In place of debate the guilty parties are censored and silenced, which is the job of print, TV, the FBI, employers, and social media.
Feminists teach women to hate men. White liberals teach blacks to hate white people. Woke leftists infuse white kids with guilt and teach them to hate themselves and their parents and to accept privileges awarded to the “oppressed.” Gender depends on what you claim to be, not on biology or your body parts. A society this confused and disunited by mutual hate is incapable of going to war with real nations like Russia, China, Iran.
I once was a university professor, a member of the Congressional staff, an Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury, an advisor to J.P. Morgan Guaranty Trust, a Wall Street Journal editor and columnist, a Business Week columnist, a columnist for the Scripts Howard News Service, a columnist for Creator’s Syndicate. Today my voice is limited to the Internet and to foreign publications and news services.
American media and magazines keep their distance as I don’t agree with the official narratives, every one of which is a blatant lie.
By bombing those pipes, the United States forced Europe into an energy crisis that is going to destroy their economy.
These people are claiming that they are going to be able to survive the winter, barely. But all of Germany’s industry is going to have to be shut down, which is going to lead the entire continent into a death spiral.
If it were not for the fact that these countries are all democracies, they would be installing leaders that are anti-EU, who would ensure that the states achieve sovereignty and then align themselves with Russia.
There is zero benefit to any European country in staying aligned with the US while the US is literally attacking them and purposefully destroying their economy. But they will remain with the US because they are democracy countries, and in a democracy, you don’t have any choices. The government can just do whatever they want to you.
The FBI finally got around to reporting its Uniform Crime Reporting statistics for 2021. For complicated bureaucratic methodological reasons there was a huge decline in cooperation by local police departments, from the mid 80 percents in 2020 to agencies covering 64 percent of the population in 2021. Among the police departments not submitting data under the new, more complicated format are the NYPD and the LAPD.
This makes comparing year to year changes dubious.
But still … the black percentage of known murder offenders surged from a record 56.5% in 2020 to an insane 60.4% in 2021.
This change may be due to a selection effect. For example, perhaps it happened to be that law enforcement agencies that stopped reporting happened to more be in areas with few blacks and ornery nonblacks, such as Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Alaska rather than in places with high black to white ratios of homicides, such as Illinois or Wisconsin. Somebody could go through all the data and try to figure out if this happened. But I don’t see much reason to assume that the smaller sample of reporting agencies was skewed in this direction in 2021 relative to 2020. As far as I can tell, the lower cooperation was due to fairly random bureaucratic reasons.
Mr. Ramsey’s race goes unstated in this long article, but because his parents gave him a middle name that seemingly honors Robert E. Lee, you can just tell he’s white (assuming you have the worldview of a New York Times subscriber).
In truth, of course, the attacker is another black schizo, as are so many of those who carry out violent non-larcenous attacks on pedestrians they don’t know. Blacks tend to suffer from schizophrenia more than other races and tend to be more violent. Put them together and that’s a troublesome combination.