The college of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario sent a memo to doctors suggesting their unvaccinated patients may have a mental problem and should be put on psychiatric medication. by Orochi in WayOfTheBern

[–]Rationalmind 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Does this mean unvaccinated to covid or are we taking all vaccines?

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

[–]penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

u/veganmark has said he subscribed over here, maybe pinging him will help. I do wish he would check in with us.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

[–]acethrowaway 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was wondering if veganmark was over here. He hasn't posted in a while. Maybe he's on vacay.

The Duran: Meloni v. Macron by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Me either.

The Duran: Meloni v. Macron by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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sigh

I will never understand The Oracle loving Thatcher the Hatcher so much...

Excellent comment on Scott Ritter's Consortium News article, "Putin’s Nuclear Threat" by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Scott Ritter speaks with chilling authority on Iraq's ability to deploy deadly chemical and biological weapons within the next six months on https://bestwritingsclues.com/reviews/handmadewriting-review/ and nuclear weapons within the next three years. A man willing to defy government for his own integrity and the safety of the world,

The college of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario sent a memo to doctors suggesting their unvaccinated patients may have a mental problem and should be put on psychiatric medication. by Orochi in WayOfTheBern

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If you don't agree with the state, you're just crazy and need more meds. The more you know!

It wasn't a missile! by VI-loser in WayOfTheBern

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Hello?

I'd rather know you think I'm an idiot than to think I've failed to follow your lead.

Saidit pulling a Reddit??? by awawa0 in WayOfTheBern

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🙄

iT wAs TeH jEwS

An "insightful" vote counts as 2 points; "fun" votes count as 1.

Bernie Smears Anti-War Protesters At Rally (23:23) ~ The Jimmy Dore Show by JasonCarswell in WayOfTheBern

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You are a traitor Bernie 😞

Time is not on the side of the Majority Report... by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Just doing a number crunch or two about how Majority Report is stagnating...

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Updated with links from Reddit post

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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This interview here is where he went more into a possible whistleblower and you can see that he gave away that Russia didn't do it.

Combine that with the FBI preventing any information from coming out and...

Well, come to your own conclusions.

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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That's what I was talking about. Mueller's team basically melted on that one.

Aaron Mate at the Nation has the story but I'd have to look for it nowadays.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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Yep, sometimes it seems like we're fighting the battle of Helm's Deep but despite my general cynicism I think we'll ultimately survive even if actually prevailing is extremely doubtful.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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Thanks. I've said it before and unfortunately reddit is compromised. At this point I'm positive that there's a hit list for people like me who question the narrative and often make ridicule everything.

I might make a post on reddit when my suspension is lifted tomorrow to call out the shitlib basement dwellers. Not worried if they permaban this account, plenty of alts to go around. Just wanted to post this for visibility and to let others know the kind of shit we have to deal with now that Twitter is letting orange man back on.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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Not the first time, won't be the last. That's what alt accounts are for ;)

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

[–]penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Here is fine, just don't say it over there! The Reddit bots will get you.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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Oh yeah... You give Reddit enough rope to hang themselves...

Wait, can I say that now?

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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Sorry, they nailed you. I guess they’re out for blood about papa bear.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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I'm glad to hear the ban will be temporary! Your comment, along with four others in threads about the whole incident, was reported as "threatening violence" which is utter nonsense. We filed counter reports saying these comments did not threaten violence but they removed 3 of the 4 anyway and suspended those users.

We've also seen four reports on the same user within a couple of hours which is obviously targeted harassment - but no, Reddit sees no evil. Their reporting system is BS, 99% of reports are false.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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What is there for me to figure out? Did you read the comment I posted here on what happened? I know the post they based the suspension on but I've seen countless other posts about always hammered papa bear that are far worst than what I said and those people are still around.

Only thing I can surmise is that Reddit is compromised and run by shitlibs and someone has a boner for me and they finally got me on something this stupid.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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If you didnt get banned then you haven't figured out anything they are concerned about.

Looks like they finally got me on Reddit by TheRamJammer in WayOfTheBern

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Got a 3 day sitewide ban from the Reddit moderators yesterday because of a comment I said about papa bear. They even deleted my comment on the thread where I said, "They hit the wrong Pelosi". Stupid thing is I'm seeing worse comments in other subs about what happened so someone has it out for me.

Can't do anything there with this account until I serve out this arbitrary sentence brought to me by someone living in their mother's basement thinking they rule the world. And thanks to the shitlib that reported me, probably some quad vaxxed Brandon supporter.

The Duran - Putin's Valdai Speech, warns Western elites by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Highlights, bold obviously mine:

It was a collossal speech and Q&A that lasted for 5 hours, maybe the most philosophical, intellectual one he's given, the last in a long sequence that goes all the way back to the one he gave at the 2007 Munich security conference when he talked about unipolarity.

The basic theme is that we're going from a system of unipolarity that was set up after the Cold War when the balancing factor, the Soviet Union, disappeared from the scene.

He says that after the USSR dissolved a group of people with great power in the West took control, wanting to impose a unipolar system in which they and they alone would set the rules for everyone else; that these people have an imperialistic, colonialist mindset; they believe they're entitled to shape how every society on the planet progresses. i.e., under the same neoliberal, social, ideological and political model; that this group of people allows no alternative because a successful alternative would threaten the system they've imposed on their own and other societies.

The system he's describing is essentially globalism, which is collapsing; he says there's going to be a decade of enormous crisis as this globalist system finally, completely breaks down and is destroyed.

And the new system that emerges after that will be one where every society, every nation, every culture is equally respected, has a right to its own development - and he's careful to include the West in this, they have their own ideas and cultures to promote, they're not in any way excluded but it will be an equal, balanced system underpinned by international law, with each country working according to its own interests while respecting the interests of the others. So it is an anti-imperialist vision of the future.

He says that Russia does not want to control it, he does not want to see one unipolar system replaced by another one, or to see the current unipolar system replaced with a bipolar or tripolar one, what he envisions is a multipolar system. That's the overall framework of his speech.

You can see how appealing this vision is to people in the global south, to people in the Middle East, in Africa, in Latin America and East Asia, and how it contrasts with the statement by EU Commissioner Josep Borel about Europe being the garden and the rest of the world being the jungle. But Putin is also creating dividing lines, saying these people are the enemy and the danger, they're creating conflict and chaos trying to impose a kind of globalist tyranny on the world.

Western media did not dig into the speech, they never do, but the NYT and WaPo said it was trying to win over a conservative audience abroad. In fact, it's revolutionary because everyone who isn't part of the unipolar consensus (IOW, Western powers) has an interest in overthrowing this unipolar system that is being imposed on them.

[My guess is that the use of the word conservative was deliberate, another dig at political opponents on the right and the left who, unlike today's liberals, don't like the forever wars the West's hegemonic goals have spawned].

Western media relentlessly claims that Russia is losing the war, that its economy and army are on the brink of collapse, but this speech is not a sign of a president about to crumble or a country about to break apart. In this speech Putin came closer than he ever has before to admitting that he was personally astonished at how successfully the Russian economy weathered the sanctions, that seeing this was a liberating moment because they had been hobbled in the past by worrying about how the West would react to whatever they decided to do. They no longer have to fear that, and this gives them the opportunity to do what they must do and the confidence that they can do it.

A lot of this exchange was with a man named Ivan Timafayev, who is one of the people in charge of the Valdai forum. In the runup to the war, he was one of the most extreme pessimists about the effects of the sanctions, he had expected them to crater the Russian economy but now he effectively admits he was wrong.

On the military front, Putin said that they expected it to be tough in Ukraine, that the West has done everything it could to build up Ukraine for 8 years; obviously there have been problems along the way but we're making progress and are proceeding according to plan - when questioned about Odessa, he actually said, "Look, I know what the plans of the General Staff are but don't expect me to tell you. And BTW, all this talk that Russia is planning to use nuclear weapons in Ukraine is complete nonsense."

Rishi Sunak: Globalist, technocrat Prime Minister - The Duran by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Summary and highlights:

Rishi Sunak inaugurated as the new UK Prime Minister. In Britain PMs are first elected then appointed by the Crown, that's the usual process and Sunak hasn't gone through it. There's been no election, no one actually voted to make him PM, not even the Conservative MPs as some suggest. He was just the last man standing after his other two opponents dropped out. Alexander likened this to what happened in the 2020 Democratic primaries after Obama made some calls.

He has no supporter base, he doesn't even have a bloc of Conservative Party MP supporters, which means he's entirely dependent on those who orchestrated his inauguration.

It was a coup by a powerful faction of the Conservative Party, the non-Parliamentary members of that party were left completely out of the process even though the Conservative Party likes to claim they're the ones who vote in the leaders.

Sunak is a globalist and a caretaker PM, as was Draghi, who was appointed in Italy after Berlusconi was pushed out; just as Papademos was appointed in Greece to make sure the EU got its money and the Greek people got austerity. Which means Sunak will not deviate a whit from current policy with regard to the sanctions or to the war in Ukraine.

Alexander makes several interesting observations about the price cap on Russian oil that's likely to be agreed to with Sunak's full support:

  • According to Reuters, 80-90% of Russian oil will be traded outside the price cap so it's not going to make a dent in Russian oil revenues.

  • the price cap will be enforced by the Lloyds insurance market, which has historically insured most shipping and has been a pillar of the City of London. The City of London was built around it, and gave rise to a huge legal community there.

  • But unlike in the past, ships from Russia, India, China, etc. carrying Russian oil are going to be insured outside the London insurance market, destroying it and the City of London along with it.

  • This may be by design. It's clear that the City of London as a financial center has been gradually marginalized, it has become far less important in the new globalist system. And Sunak will carry through whatever the plan is because he represents globalist interests and global capital.

Why Germany's pursuit of peace in Ukraine is paralyzed - Responsible Statecraft by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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(bold added)

A key part of the explanation is of course horror at the Russian invasion, and the destruction and atrocities that have resulted. This cannot however be the sole explanation. After all, both Ostpolitik and the construction of the Soviet gas supply network took place at the height of the Cold War, while East German border guards were shooting down fellow-Germans trying to flee to West Berlin, and while the Soviet Union was invading and occupying Afghanistan.

...a narrative has taken hold and been accepted by most of the establishment, whereby previous German governments should be ashamed of their attempts to promote good relations with Moscow, and in particular of the way that they made the country dependent on Russian gas.

This narrative has been assiduously promoted by Washington, by Poles and other East Europeans, and by the German Greens, who were not in government when these decisions were made and find this accusation a convenient stick with which to beat the other parties.

There is an easy answer to this accusation — but it is one that the German establishment (and indeed Western establishments in general) cannot make, for it would involve accepting the degree to which they were previously engaged in deceiving their own populations.

The establishment of Soviet gas supplies to Germany obviously preceded the fall of the Soviet Union and the expansion of NATO into eastern Europe. Leading experts and former officials, including Helmut Schmidt in Germany, warned that NATO expansion was likely to lead to war. The German government, like other European governments, however told its people that NATO expansion was essentially risk free — because if they had they addressed these risks and proposed in consequence a radical reduction in Russian gas supplies, with resulting steep rises in energy prices, a majority of Germans would most probably have turned decisively against NATO expansion.

Thus after the Russo-Georgian War of 2008 (which followed closely on NATO declaration of a commitment eventually to admit Georgia and Ukraine), I asked a former member of the NATO Secretary General’s staff whether NATO had had any contingency plan to defend Georgia in the event of war. He told me that not merely was there no plan, but also that no plan had even been discussed.

When I expressed incredulity, he explained that since Western publics had been assured that the expansion of NATO involved no risk of war, any official at NATO headquarters who suggested that it did would have been branded as an opponent of enlargement, and their careers would have suffered accordingly.

Aware of the danger of war in Ukraine, but afraid either to demand sacrifices and an acceptance of risk from German voters, or to defy Washington and split Europe by standing firmly for compromise with Russia, a succession of German governments took the path of least resistance: continuing dependence on cheap and plentiful Russian gas together with continual acquiescence to U.S. policies that they had been warned were extremely likely to lead to conflict.

The bitterly ironic result is that a combination of German policies founded firmly in political cowardice has now led Germany into the greatest dangers it has faced since the catastrophe of World War II.

CLINTEL/Schiller Institute—A Wake-Up Call: The Danger for Mankind Is Not the Climate, but Toleration of a Devious Policy that Uses Climate To Destroy Us! by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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All the symptoms of a collapsing system are right before our eyes, if we care to see them: an economic system in which the balance between cost and benefit is totally out of balance, an accelerating hyperinflation that devours our earnings, a good healthcare system that only the rich can afford, an education system that teaches neither excellence nor moral values, an out-of-control woke culture that turns people against each other, a disastrous geopolitical confrontation policy against alleged rivals—and the list could go on and on!

All these manifestations of crisis have a common cause: We in the West are living under the dictatorship of a financial oligarchy, for which the common good is nonexistent, and whose sole interest is to maximize its own privileges. An oligarchy that needs “endless wars” to generate income for its military-industrial complex, and promotes the production and distribution of mind-destroying drugs, both illegal and legalized, the latter because the financial system would have collapsed long ago without the input of laundered drug money. And given that this system is now hopelessly bankrupt, the entire economic and financial system is now supposed to be converted to so-called green technologies in a final great coup—the Great Reset. Under the pretext of climate protection, the motto for this conversion is “Shifting the Trillions.” And it’s happening now!

Excellent comment on Scott Ritter's Consortium News article, "Putin’s Nuclear Threat" by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Sports games have been popular since the days of the NES, but with newer platforms placing so much emphasis on online gaming, the concept of sports games hasn't evolved with the times.
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badcattitude: why you should be a one issue voter by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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A very libertarian angle, but if the left and the right could unite on shrinking/dissolving the feds, I'd love to become both a bipartisan and populist issue.

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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This post has been added to our r/WOTB Russiagate links: https://www.reddit.com/r/WayOfTheBern/comments/uvfmub/manufacturing_consent/

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

[–]penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

? 13 Russian trolls is falling apart.

I thought they showed up but when they demanded Discovery the DOJ backed down, or was that some other Russian people?

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Damn, this part was new to me:

Assange would know, and he can confirm that Russia didn't do it. Because of this, the FBI killed the Wikileaks deal that would have let Assange walk out of the embassy a lot sooner without being Gitmo'd.

badcattitude: why you should be a one issue voter by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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donkey vs elephant is a puppet show. the real game is being played on another board, one beneath the surface of electoral politics, because while democracy driven flavors of the month come and go, bureaucracy is forever and it has ALL gone gangrenous.

we have for so long allowed so many unaccountable agencies to determine what can be bought and sold and built and allowed and to allocate such vast sums of capital and steer and gatekeep entire areas of science that they have become odd chimeras of feudal rulership and endemic regulatory capture by the regulated. trying to find any daylight between them and their corporate partners has become impossible. it’s one blob. one beating heart.

this is the real illness.

and left unchecked, it will be a fatal one.

crony corporatism is the antithesis of free markets and free people. it is subtle subjugation posing as safety and self-serving circular reasoning posing as “proof of bonafides.”

it’s easy for big companies to comply with $2 million in new compliance costs and studies and reporting. it’s a stake through the heart of small business. and that’s why big business likes it.

they do not want free markets, they want the free profits that come from preventing others from selling against them.

Excellent comment on Scott Ritter's Consortium News article, "Putin’s Nuclear Threat" by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Visa cards can be used for purchases in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America, South Africa, Australia, Asia Pacific, Europe, India, Middle East. visa card statement

Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Russian Narrative as Told by Others - Archive Post by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Just on a side note, I checked the account that said all this and they were suspended. Said account was constantly copy and pasting their work in certain subreddits to promote the official narrative and keep people misinformed. Whether it was a bot account or not is for you to decide.

Twenty-one Years Ago, October 7, 2001, US-NATO Invades Afghanistan: It was an Act of Self Defense. "America was Attacked by an 'Unnamed Foreign Power' on 9/11" - Global Research by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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That is s strange article. They seem quite prepared to call out the US on the lies about Bin Laden but completely skirted the real reason for the invasion of Afghanistan - the Taliban's refusal to agree to the proposed Trans-Afghan pipeline which was to bring oil and gas from the Caspian sea down through Turkmenistan and Afghanistan to Pakistan and India.

Saidit pulling a Reddit??? by awawa0 in WayOfTheBern

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... I didn't even notice...

Germany and EU have been handed over a declaration of war by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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(bold added)

The sabotage of the Nord Stream (NS) and Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipelines in the Baltic Sea has ominously propelled ‘Disaster Capitalism’ to a whole new, toxic level.

This episode of Hybrid Industrial/Commercial War, in the form of a terror attack against energy infrastructure in international waters signals the absolute collapse of international law, drowned by a “our way or the highway”, “rules-based”, order.

The attack on both pipelines consisted of multiple explosive charges detonated in separate branches close to the Danish island of Bornholm, but in international waters.

That was a sophisticated operation, carried out in stealth in the shallow depth of the Danish straits. That would in principle rule out submarines (ships entering the Baltic are limited to a draught of 15 meters). As for prospective “invisible” vessels, these could only loiter around with permission from Copenhagen – as the waters around Borholm are crammed with sensors, reflecting fear of incursion by Russian submarines.

Drunk on their own hubris, the Americans got too smart by half. The sabotage of the pipelines will open the eyes of many around the world about the honor and goodness of the indispensable nation. The US actions make its allies look like the imbeciles or pathetic whores they are.

German officials are already spinning that NS and NS2 can “potentially” be out of commission “forever”. The EU economy and EU citizens badly needed that gas supply. Yet the EUrocracy in Brussels – which rules over nation-states – would not follow, because they have been dictated themselves by the Empire of Chaos, Lies and Plunder. A case can be made that this Euro-oligarchy should one day be tried for treason.

As it stands, a strategic irreversibility is already self-evident; the population of several EU nations will pay a tremendous price and suffer serious consequences derived from this attack, short, medium and long term.

California is sued after getting caught flagging YouTube videos for censorship by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against California’s Secretary of State for making YouTube censor a video on election integrity posted weeks before the November 2020 election.

On September 22, 2020, Judicial Watch posted a video on election integrity on YouTube, titled: “ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!” In the 26-minute video, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discussed election topics like ballot harvesting, changes in states’ election procedures, vote-by-mail processes, and failures by states to update voter rolls.

The lawsuit alleges that the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity (OEC), overseen by California’s State Secretary Shirley Weber, contacted Google to have the video removed. The suit accuses Weber and her office of violating Judicial Watch’s First Amendment and other rights.

NATIONAL SECURITY SEARCH ENGINE: GOOGLE’S RANKS ARE FILLED WITH CIA AGENTS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Please, please do. It's not only pertinent but times a'wasting as Snuffy Smith or some character in that strip used to say. I don't think there's such a thing as being overly cautious.

NATIONAL SECURITY SEARCH ENGINE: GOOGLE’S RANKS ARE FILLED WITH CIA AGENTS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Yeah, I've needed to make a switch and this really motivated it.

I'm basically having to move everything to a new account and I'm realizing how much information was left for them.

I'll have to make a post about this soon as that's really pertinent.

NATIONAL SECURITY SEARCH ENGINE: GOOGLE’S RANKS ARE FILLED WITH CIA AGENTS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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I haven't used Google in years and won't use a site that requires me to have a Google email address. But it's really pernicious, as new search engines get absorbed by the Borg. They've got more tentacles than an alien.

NATIONAL SECURITY SEARCH ENGINE: GOOGLE’S RANKS ARE FILLED WITH CIA AGENTS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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At this point, there is no saving Google or Silicon Valley. California is a lost cause and it's time to move to alternatives.

NATIONAL SECURITY SEARCH ENGINE: GOOGLE’S RANKS ARE FILLED WITH CIA AGENTS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Google – one of the largest and most influential organizations in the modern world – is filled with ex-CIA agents. Studying employment websites and databases, MintPress has ascertained that the Silicon Valley giant has recently hired dozens of professionals from the Central Intelligence Agency in recent years. Moreover, an inordinate number of these recruits work in highly politically sensitive fields, wielding considerable control over how its products work and what the world sees on its screens and in its search results.

Chief amongst these is the trust and safety department, whose staff, in the words of then Google trust and safety vice president Kristie Canegallo, “[d]ecide what content is allowed on our platform” – in other words, setting the rules of the internet, determining what billions see and what they do not see. Before Google, Canegallo had been President Obama’s Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Implementation and is currently Chief of Staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

NEW RESEARCH FINDS CIA USED BLACK AMERICANS AS DRUGS EXPERIMENT GUINEA PIGS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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By now, many will be familiar with Project MKULTRA. For decades, the CIA conducted highly unethical experiments on humans in order to perfect brainwashing, mind control and torture techniques.

Perhaps the program’s most notorious aspect was the administration of high doses of psychoactive drugs to targets, particularly LSD. These substances were brought to Langley’s attention in 1948 by Richard Kuhn, one of 1,600 Nazi scientists covertly spirited to the U.S. via Operation Paperclip following World War II. When MKULTRA was formally established five years later, some individuals consulted directly on the project.

The unwitting dosing of U.S. citizens with LSD is infamous; among those spiked were CIA operatives themselves. That the Agency exploited mental patients, prisoners, and drug addicts for the purpose – “people who could not fight back,” in the words of an unnamed Agency operative – is less well-known.

A study by academics at the University of Ottawa’s Culture and Mental Health Disparities Lab sheds significant new light on this underexplored component of MKULTRA and illuminates a hitherto wholly unknown dimension of the program; people of color, overwhelmingly Black Americans, were disproportionately targeted by the CIA in its service.

Well shit...

Study Kosovo to understand the Ukraine issue... by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Nebulator

For a backstory of how Albin Kurti came to "power" in Kosovo (and why I put that in quote marks), check out my February 2021 piece for Antiwar.com. It's got scheming ambassadors, back-stabbing terrorists, US and British media, shady elections, and some predictions that aged very well, unfortunately.

Link

NATO's Original Purpose: Double Containment of the Soviet Union and "Resurgent" Germany by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Never knew.

I didn't study the after math of WWII in depth except for Operation Paperclip

NATO's Original Purpose: Double Containment of the Soviet Union and "Resurgent" Germany by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Actually, it was Lord Ismay:

Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay was NATO’s first Secretary General, a position he was initially reluctant to accept. By the end of his tenure however, Ismay had become the biggest advocate of the organisation he had famously said earlier on in his political career, was created to “keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down.”

NATO's Original Purpose: Double Containment of the Soviet Union and "Resurgent" Germany by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Has everyone forgotton that the first head of nato was one of Hitler's main generals?

NATO's Original Purpose: Double Containment of the Soviet Union and "Resurgent" Germany by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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French Told U.S. that West Germany Could Join NATO as Long as There Was “No Independent Wehrmacht”

State Department Intelligence Saw NATO as a “Place” to Help West Germany “Satisfy its Reasonable Aspirations and Contain any Potential Unreasonable Ones”

A lot more things are making sense...

Washington, D.C., December 11, 2018 – In the Fall of 1966, as part of an ongoing debate about the U.S. troop presence in Western Europe and the role of NATO during the Cold War, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara sent an illuminating memo to President Lyndon B. Johnson to explain the political reasons for keeping U.S. troops in Europe. The rationales, he wrote, were to maintain NATO’s “cohesion,” to prevent Soviet “political blackmail,” to deter “any bilateral Soviet-FRG [Federal Republic of Germany] security agreement,” and to discourage “the revival of German militarism,” according to a collection of previously classified documents published today for the first time by the National Security Archive,

Against the current backdrop of discussions at the top levels of the U.S. government over security guarantees in Europe , McNamara’s memo and a selection of other declassified U.S. documentation posted today by the National Security Archive provide historical context for decades of U.S. policy toward Europe and more specifically the functions of NATO and the relationship between Germany and European security. Since the formation of the North Atlantic alliance in the early years of the Cold War and the decision to keep U.S. troops in Europe, U.S. policymakers have generally seen those commitments as critical to both U.S. and European security.

With World War II then only two decades past, concern that a West Germany unmoored from alliance relations could turn revanchist or make deals with the Soviet Union remained in the thinking of top American policymakers. Declassified documents in today’s Web posting demonstrate how the United States and its allies established NATO partly to reassure France about Germany. The allies then brought West Germany into the alliance as a deterrent against the Soviet Union but also to ensure that it did not develop independent military forces. During the 1960s State Department intelligence analysts described that arrangement as a means to “contain” the West German state so that it developed in harmonious association with former adversaries and avoided militarism or security arrangements with the Soviet Union.

RNA for Moderna’s Omicron Booster Manufactured by CIA-Linked Company by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Earlier this week, the United Kingdom became the first country to approve Moderna’s reformulated version of its COVID-19 vaccine, which claims to provide protection against both the original form of the virus and the significantly less lethal but more transmissible Omicron variant. The product was approved by the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) with the support of the UK government’s Commission on Human Medicines.

Described by UK officials as a “sharpened tool” in the nation’s continued vaccination campaign, the reformulated vaccine combines the previously approved COVID-19 vaccine with a “vaccine candidate” targeting the Omicron variant BA.1. That vaccine candidate has never been previously approved and has not been the subject of independent study. The MHRA approved the vaccine based on a single, incomplete human trial currently being conducted by Moderna. The company promoted incomplete data from that trial in company press releases in June and July. The study has yet to be published in a medical journal or peer reviewed. No concerns have been raised by any regulatory agency, including the MHRA, regarding Moderna’s past history of engaging in suspect and likely illegal activity in past product trials, including for its original COVID-19 vaccine.

Met Police Invokes “National Security” about Epstein Meeting with US Senators in the UK by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Seriously... Why invoke national security...?

BBC assault on antiwar academics was apparent product of UK intel plot by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Leaked emails expose the fingerprints of UK intelligence all over a factually challenged BBC special that aimed to deprive antiwar academics of their jobs and destroy their reputations.

On May 31, BBC Radio initiated an embarrassing imbroglio when it broadcast a factually challenged, overtly propagandistic documentary special called Ukraine: The Disinformation War.

Fronted by a British state information warrior named Chloe Hadjimatheou, the program professed to investigate “where the new red lines are being drawn in an age of disinformation,” and how “academics, journalists and celebrities have shared misinformation” by attempting to “raise questions about the official narrative” of the conflict in Ukraine. In reality, the show amounted to a malicious state propaganda assault on academics who questioned the dominant narrative of the war.

The program took aim at Tim Hayward of Edinburgh university and Justin Schlosberg of Birkbeck in London, singling the academics out for challenging official claims about Russia’s invasion. BBC’s Hadjimatheou portrayed the two as pawns of the Kremlin who personally posed a direct threat to democracy, world peace and the “international rules based order.”

American Media and its Empire by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Dr. Harvey Risch: CDC’s Ludicrous Makeover by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Pinging u/nycvg and u/2nycvg in case you're unable to reply on Reddit and have made your way over here.

Dr. Harvey Risch: CDC’s Ludicrous Makeover by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Pinging u/Sdl5 in hopes you've made your way over here.

The Duran: Trump raid, Biden DOJ crosses the Rubicon w/Robert Barnes by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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AM: have never attained the kind of granular knowledge of China that I did of Russia but starting to think no one has. It's so vast and complex. A lot of the discipline and clarity that market relations impose don't straightforwardly apply to China anymore.

My own impression - but it's a bit out of date, I was there in 2017 - was of massive overcapacity. An enormous almost bloated manufacturing sector constructed to supply goods to China itself and to the entire world but is probably too big. A massive construction boom that has long since gotten out of control and China cannot easily absorb all the things it's been doing. Retail sector also seems to be completely out of control. I was in Shanghai, which is China's big, commercial, economic hub, saw vast arcades of shops and they were all deserted. Too much on sale for people to buy, it all looked somewhat unbalanced.

Did speak to a friend there, who's Russian and working for a Russian bank; his bank is having trouble finding Chinese companies it could lend to because they're all, by conventional standards, trading insolvently. Struck me this could be sustained only with a very tightly controlled currency and debt issuance that is extremely tightly controlled. So you wonder if those economic controls are like QE in the West, they make things possible for a period of time but eventually the imbalance becomes too extreme to be sustained.

The lockdowns and pandemic response seem irrational but I wonder if they have other motivations, a mechanism to deal with an economy that's overheating in some sectors. And in some ways things looked seriously out of sync.

About the situation with Taiwan: it struck me immediately that a lot of the legitimacy of the CCP is based on the fact it ended that Century of Humiliation.

Every Chinese citizen knows about that, the carving out of Hong Kong, the international settlements in Shanghai - in the 19th century general attitude of the Chinese toward the US was strongly positive because it wasn't seen as a country wanting to carve out bits of China as the European colonial powers were doing. The CCP ended it but not fully, there are still bits that were not reunited with the motherland - Hong Kong, Macao, but the big one is Taiwan. China's process of rejuvenation, as they talk about, can never be fully complete and the legitimacy of the CCP is at issue, and the irretrievable loss of Taiwan would be an existential problem for the CCP. They're never going to allow Taiwan to break away; I don't know to what extent that is understood in the US.

RB: McGregor made the point that Russia had legitimate security concerns about Ukraine, China has them about Taiwan, just as we had them about Soviet missiles in Cuba.

One of the things I hear and don't know enough about is about the semiconductors in Taiwan, if there was an effective blockade around Taiwan it would create serious supply chain issues around the Western world. What's your understanding?

AM: I think it's probably true, understand this applies to the very high-end chips made by Taiwan and South Korea. But South Korea uses most of theirs, they're made by Samsung and they use them for their own products. Taiwan makes them to sell them, they're the kind of chips you find in cell phones. A blockade would unquestionably lead to supply chain issues.

And we come back to the timing, we're in the middle of an inflation crisis around the world, with the US at the center of it. Caused by the Biden administrations utterly reckless and irresponsible spending programs in its first year. So the administration created an inflation crisis, made it worse with its economic war with Russia - disrupted raw mineral, commodity, food and oil supply chains. If China blockades Taiwan, that will disrupt supply chains even more, and will crank up inflation even more.

Just had a new bill passed by Congress, the Inflation Reduction Act; I've been trying to make sense of it. Seems more like an inflation expansion bill, another $800 bn in spending, which is the last thing you need now. You're increasing taxes, esp. on corporations, which will lead them to cut investments, which will affect production. So increase demand and reduce supply. Need to recreate manufacture of chips in the US, then maybe take positions on Taiwan.

RB: Super chat question - everyone who looks at military analysis recognizes how geopolitically significant Taiwan is to China's internal security and safety.

On the economic side you have the Federal Reserve pretending they can manipulate the commercial banks into inducing a recession by increasing rates; it seems like all they're effectively doing is taking down the housing market and the stock market, not reducing inflation.

Add onto that the budget policy that's a combination of 3 things: an attempt to create a global corporate tax by making a 15% tax across Western countries, which in turn I think will be used as the premise for a global digital currency in order to effectively collect and enforce the tax and gather the necessary information to enforce it; reality is the disaster of the economic war on Russia, compounded by going after Brazil, India, China, we're busy doing our African coercion tour - US pissed about Lavrov's happy African tour and Blinken's gotta match it but he can't, no one likes Blinken, not even in the US.

So the economic policy is basically payoff to certain donors, like things being sold as "climate change"; just like Ukraine budget was a Deep State/MIC budget.

The corporate tax isn't going to go anywhere, it will probably fall disproportionately on domestic manufacturers because they're trying to close loopholes that are critical to domestic manufacturing in America, and change accounting rules that will make everything a mess.

The biggest announcement was 87,000 new IRS agents who were just busy buying over a million rounds of ammunition last month. While they're waging lawfare against AJ, politicizing the criminal justice system against DJT, they're going to release about 100k IRS agents on the rest of us.

RB's suit against IRS: in attempting to enforce insurance requirements under Obamacare they were seizing 60 million medical records of 10 million Americans, including every judge and member of his/her family in California; major league baseball, producers, directors, screenactors. I called it J. Edgar Hoover's wet dream of a blackmail file.

AM: the global tax is a lunatic idea, it's unworkable. But if you have a global tax system, that means you have an unaccountable one because which Parliament or electorate group is going to vote to change tax policy. Who's controlling it ultimately?

If you have a government you vote for and it raises taxes, you can vote that government out of power. But if you have a global tax system, you have no recourse. So unworkable but also dangerous and extremely sinister.

RB on trading Brittany Griner for the Merchant of Death: think there was a political element to this, they understand how the Biden administration works. You don't pick up a spy, you pick up a woke star, a lesbian WMBA player, that's who the US will trade anybody for. To trade her for the Merchant of Death is fascinating, I followed the M of Death story for independent reasons; I think the Russians were so upset about the case because of the shenanigans the US pulled. The reality is we loved the Merchant of Death up until he started working with Putin. In the 90s, CIA guys were his partners.

We entrapped him in a way that didn't even involve the US territory or guns or American citizens. Pretext was these guns might be used against Americans someday. By that standard Obama and Holder should be serving time for Fast and Furious.

The judge gave him the lowest possible sentence, said Bout would never have committed the crime without the US making it up. But to prove entrapment, he'd have to prove he had no propensity to do arms deals.

Whelan, the other guy to be exchanged is a low level spy caught in Russia. The other one on the other side is the guy who whacked what they call a Chechen terrorist, what was he doing getting protection in Germany?

FLCCC Weekly Update: Post Vaccine Fertility Political Homelessness and Censorship by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Dr. Naomi Wolf, author, former advisor to the Whitehouse, and firebrand founder and CEO of Daily Clout was our very special guest on this Weekly Update. Hosted by Betsy Ashton and joined by Dr. Pierre Kory and Dr. Paul Marik.

Dr. Wolf drops info bomb after info bomb, gleaned by her 3,500 tireless volunteers, from the tens of thousands of highly technical documents from Pfizer’s own vaccine trial data. Watch it now and please share it widely.

The Epstein Associate Nobody's Talking About: The IDF-Linked Bond Girl Infiltrating the UK NHS by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Originally published on Vocal.Media, this heavily censored article was the first part of a trilogy investigating Nicole Junkermann and examining her links with Jeffrey Epstein, Israeli intelligence and the UK NHS Healthtech Advisory Board led by UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP. This article was eventually pulled down and censored by Vocal.Media. Now republished on Unlimited Hangout, where censorship is out of the question.

GEEEEZUS Xist...

The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Your post and Jackson Hinkle's twitter thread have been added to our Ukraine links.

The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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That's just astounding, deserves its own post.

Edit to add: I see there already is one.

The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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I get an error message, "Instance has been rate limited", when I try to access this. No idea what that means.

The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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As Ukraine decides how to censor an American, more people will wake up to the censorship and look for alternative

They will also wake up to the fact that their own government did absolutely nothing to stop the placement of American names on a blacklist, when Ukraine's history of extrajudicial killings based on such accusations is well-established. Instead their government continued to send arms and money to a country that is specifically targeting Americans.

The coordinated attacks of Ukrainian McCarthyism by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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The Duran - China focused on Taiwan, Biden White House faces colossal foreign policy blunder by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Updates from a more recent video:

In general, China has begun to ramp up what they've done wrt Taiwan; begun to take some actions against the US, specifically sanctions against Pelosi and her family; Chinese foreign minister made a statement about wanting closer relations with Russia; and China made statements they're going to start to minimize their cooperation and contact with the US. This consists of:

  • canceling China-US theater commanders talks (Chinese and US military commanders in the Pacific will no longer be talking and coordinating)

  • canceling China-US defense policy coordination talks (Chinese Defense Ministry and Pentagon)

  • canceling China-US military maritime consultative agreement (will no longer keep US informed about movement of Chinese war ships)

  • suspending cooperation on the repatriation of illegal immigrants

  • suspending cooperation on legal assistance in criminal matters

  • suspending cooperation against transnational crimes (internet related, IT, hacking)--

  • suspending cooperation on counter narcotics (heroin in that part of the world)

  • suspending talks on climate change, a particular dig at Biden himself who has repeatedly said he wants to prioritize talks with China on this

The more the Chinese play these cards with the blockades and sanctions, the more China is going to understand how strong their cards are. Alexander said he got the sense when Russia began the Ukraine operation, they underestimated the strength of their own position. He thinks they were quite nervous about the sanctions when the major ones were first issued and have been surprised at the resilience of their economy and society in the face of them. He thinks a similar thing will happen with China. They will survive sanctions, which like those imposed on Russia, are likely to backfire on the West.

There doesn't appear to have been any strategy behind the Pelosi stunt, the US gained nothing beyond a brief media win. But Alexander thinks there was a strategy: the Biden WH has been talking for months about creating this League of Democracies which it was going to pit against this League of Autocracies. There was a sort of conference and all kinds of people (including that exemplar of democracy-in-actiom, Saudi Arabia!) were invited but not Russia or China. I think they thought, "we'll send Pelosi to Taiwan, she'll make a couple of waves but China won't dare to do anything aggressive or if they do they'll do something stupid like shoot her plane down - so either China will look weak and we'll win over more countries to our League of Democracies, or they'll overreact and that will shock the world and attract countries that fear China to our League of Democracies."

Blinken, Sullivan et al. are ultimately amateurs and they're up against very tough professionals which is what you have in Beijing, so of course they're losing. It's the opposite of the Midas touch with this administration, everything they touch turns to dust instead of gold.

The Duran - China focused on Taiwan, Biden White House faces colossal foreign policy blunder by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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This was an excellent discussion despite its relatively short length, just over 18 minutes. Some highlights:

  • from the point of view of the Chinese people, China has lost face because Pelosi went to Taiwan after China told the US under no circumstances should she go. This is a BIG deal and it will never be forgotten or forgiven.

  • Polling data coming out of Taiwan shows that not only were they not happy to see Pelosi but most people opposed the visit. The end result may be the weakening of the current government, which is supported by the US.

  • There are long-term foreign policy implications vis-a-vis the entire region, with many of the political leaders there horrified by the recklessness and arrogance of Pelosi's visit. South Korean leaders declined to meet with her. The ASEAN bloc - Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Phillippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam - that have tilted toward the US while remaining friendly with China may well begin distancing themselves from the US.

  • This stunt has accelerated China's resolve to re-integrate Taiwan, and that will be their primary focus in the immediate future. Ergo, the vast military exercises that they openly describe as a rehearsal for the blockading of Taiwan. This will affect the supply of microchips produced and exported by Taiwan.

  • China will also begin to strengthen and harden their economy in preparation for the inevitable sanctions. They import raw materials and export manufactured goods. They now have a reliable source for the raw materials in Russia and will be working to reduce the importance of exports to the West to their overall economy, which will ultimately have an impact on supply chains and inflation.

  • China will begin to actively seek anti-American military alliances, something they have avoided in the past; they've always competed against the US but maintained friendly relations because it was mutually profitable to do so.

As Alex points out, just when you think you've seen peak stupidity and incompetence from this administration, they outdo themselves.

Russian FM Lavrov on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Pelosi's visit to Taiwan reflects US impunity to everyone, 'creates flashpoint out of nothing' — Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

I honestly want to see Nancy Pelosi impeached.

The Duran: Nord Stream 1 update; Germany braces for an energy disaster; EU's gas rationing plan by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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All good news

What's in store for one revolutionary? by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Glad to hear this, your writeups add a wealth of information, between the links and the connecting of dots you provide. Putting all of that into a readable, coherent form is a huge challenge and as you said, takes a lot of time.

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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I mean... Japan surrendered to Russia...

Zelensky has no sense of history...

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Alice Schwarzer (Germany)

journalist

Pro-Russian narratives:

Germany must refuse to supply weapons

Zelenskiy provokes Putin


Rolf Mützenich [Germany]

member of the Bundestag

Pro-Russian narratives:

Ukraine needs a ceasefire

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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More from the Ukraine list, in case it helps:

Manuel Pineda (Spain)

member of the European Parliament

Pro-Russian narratives:

Events in Ukraine are a provocation by the United States and NATO


Nicolas Bay (France)

member of the European Parliament

Pro-Russian narratives:

NATO provoked russia

Sanctions that exacerbate the gap between Russia and Europe should be lifted


Hervé Juvin (France)

member of the European Parliament

Pro-Russian narratives:

NATO provoked russia


Florian Philippot (France)

Politician

Pro-Russian narratives:

It is necessary to stop the supply of weapons to Ukraine

Ukraine should not become an EU member


Nicolas Dupont-Aignan (France)

Politician

Pro-Russian narratives:

Ukraine should go to negotiations with Russia

The world must cooperate with Russia

Ukraine's accession to the EU is insanity

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Manuel Pineda (Spain) from the Ukraine list:

Post:

member of the European Parliament

Pro-Russian narratives:

Events in Ukraine are a provocation by the United States and NATO

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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To help fill in some gaps: card on Muneo Suzuki (Japan) says this under Pro-Russian narratives:

Zelensky provoked Russia and forced it to launch a special operation

The honorable surrender of Ukraine is important for saving lives

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Yes, that's my take as well.

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Okay, so someone fucked up on the copy and paste because the Robson at the top has done that while the bottom one couldn't be that guy...

Good lord, Ukraine is a basket case of basic errors...

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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That's what the card on him says. Have to re-create it in Ukrainian since the Ukraine list is basically a series of graphics and then copy/paste that into an online translater:

card says:

Проросійські наративи:

НАТО спровокувапо путіна

Світ має бути вдячний російському уряду

translated:

Pro-Russian narratives:

NATO provoked Putin

The world should be grateful to the Russian government

card says:

Посада:

Екс-міністр закордонних справ

Новоі Зеландіі

translated:

Post:

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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NATO provoked Putin

The world should be grateful to the Russian government

Have links?

Gerald Horne: A History of Counter-Revolutions by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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So the point of this one is a focus on Texas and how it was rooted in fascism.

Texas was one of the most militant areas for settler colonial feelings with having to fight against Mexico and their slavery abolishment, the Indigenous Lakota and other tribes that were very fierce as well as trying to maintain slavery for a number of reasons.

I want to do a book review when I get it, but the video is definitely worth watching to see how Texas is tied to so much of the slavery we face today.

Ukraine calls for the destruction of the Schiller Institute and critics of its policies worldwide by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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This excellent analysis and compilation has been added to our Ukraine links under "Silencing dissenting voices."

Putin to Americans - Regarding US Urging Russian Threat: "All of that is a Lie" by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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I don't think Putin realizes how much support he has amongst ordinary people in the west who know he is telling the truth.

Gerald Horne: A History of Counter-Revolutions by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Full write up later but Texas and it's roll in slavery and extermination helps bring about the perspective of how this state helped bring about fascism...

Which Side Is The Aggressor In The War In Ukraine? by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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So the article is wrong? If so, how are you disputing it?

Gerald Horne: A History of Counter-Revolutions by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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I'll have to get to this later...

The Duran: Collective west social collapse with Ania K in Poland by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Exactly. We in the West also need to realize how ignorant we are about the rest of the world, through complacence combined with the deliberate suppression/distortion of media coverage. We're also too often guilty of conflating a country with its people, assuming the actions of its leaders reflect the wishes of the population. Sometimes it does because we're not the only ones who have been kept in a narrative bubble but when you hear firsthand reports of what average people are saying as Ania K shares, you get a very different picture.

Which Side Is The Aggressor In The War In Ukraine? by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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I mean this is just nonsense.

Sorry if that gets to you but facts are just facts so you are going to have to cope.

The Duran: Collective west social collapse with Ania K in Poland by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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This is truly beginning to make me realize that the first thing people should learn is history.

Through a certain lens, they eventually learn that they can be mislead.

If you don't have a good grasp on issues, it makes you likely to listen and believe instead of trust and verify.

Which Side Is The Aggressor In The War In Ukraine? by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Really starting to get mindful idiots that are beginning to anger me on this issue..

According to Russia’s Government, this invasion was a result of Ukraine’s seeking NATO membership — membership in America’s anti-Russian NATO military alliance, which America kept as being a military alliance against Russia and against countries that are friendly toward Russia, even after America had repeatedly promised to Russia in 1990 that it would not do that (and on the basis of which American promise the Soviet Union and its communism and its Warsaw Pact military alliance against America all terminated in 1991).

The reason why Ukraine was extremely of national-security concern to Russia after the successful U.S. coup in Ukraine in 2014 and installation there of a rabidly anti-Russian government by the United States — which unquestionably was a coup there, and which the EU knew nothing about until it was already over, so that this was clearly a U.S. coup, and had actually been in the planning stages by the U.S. Government ever since at least June of 2011 (but EU officials didn’t even care about that) — is this:

Ukraine is just a 5-minute missile-flying-time away from Moscow, and is therefore the Russia-bordering nation that would pose the biggest danger to Russia if added to NATO. During the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, America had threatened to initiate nuclear war against the Soviet Union if the Soviet Union would position its nuclear missiles in Cuba, 1,131 miles from Washington DC, which would today be about 10 minutes away from blitz-nuking Washington but was 15 minutes away in 1962. (Ukraine, by contrast, is only 353 miles away from Moscow.) Consequently, Ukraine’s joining NATO would be MUCH more dangerous today to Russia than the U.S.S.R.’s placing its missiles in Cuba would have been to the U.S. in 1962. And, yet, America was right in 1962 to threaten nuclear war over that, but nonetheless expects and demands that Russia will allow Ukraine into NATO, and that Russia will enable Moscow to be nuked by America within only 5 minutes. What sense does that U.S. demand make? Clearly, America is heading for conquest against Russia. Russia refuses to allow it. That is the real issue in this war.

r/WayOfTheBern - "Zelensky is a Dead Man Walking," says Jake Sullivan. Translated by Gonzalo Lira by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Copy/paste of comment by u/penelopepnortney:

Some interesting takes from a recent Duran video titled, "Knives out, panic sets it, Zelensky's government purge."

  • it was originally reported that Zelensky fired the head prosecutor (comparable to the Attorney General in the US) and head of the SBU but a couple of hours later was the news that they weren't really fired, they had just been suspended, which strongly suggests MAJOR pushback, i.e., that there's a challenge to Zelensky's authority.

  • the justification given for the dismissal was treason, the belief that the legal and security/intelligence services had been infiltrated and were responsible for Kherson falling under Russian control, which happened months ago. This isn't believable, it looks more like an internal crisis, a pre-emptive strike on Zelensky's part because he fears a general coup against him is in the works.

  • the fact that the AG is involved suggests he's worried about a domestic political challenge, and it's not difficult to understand why - the military situation is in disastrous state with Lugansk lost and Donetsk in the process of being lost, and the Kherson counter-offensive turning into a piece of theater and mirage; the million man army has vanished into the mist; Kharkiv is now in danger, etc.

  • Everything suggests that the battle is being played out not in Kiev but in Washington, where some factions are exasperated by Zelensky's incompetence and his making one bad call after another; they probably sense the anger and disillusionment with him in Kiev and are thinking to find someone more competent to replace him.

  • having the incompetent Zelensky in charge has been to the Russians' advantage so they're the least likely of all the players to try and orchestrate his replacement. OTOH, the Ukrainian position is so deteriorated at this point that it's unlikely to make a difference.

  • changing the leadership would require ignoring Ukraine's Constitution and would further erode the credibility of the government in the eyes of Ukrainians and the rest of the world, so such an action may do more harm than good (parallels to the US-endorsed overthrow of the South Vietnamese president in 1963).

  • Replacement candidates may include General Zaluzhnyi, commander of Ukraine's armed forces, or former president Poroschenko who, coincidentally, is in London at the moment.

NOTE: recalling Robert Barnes' adage about "confession by projection" - i.e., what these sociopaths accuse others of doing is what they themselves have done or plan to do - Zelensky should interpret Jake Sullivan's remarks as evidence of what that faction of the USG is planning to do.

r/WayOfTheBern - "Zelensky is a Dead Man Walking," says Jake Sullivan. Translated by Gonzalo Lira by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Copy/paste of comment by u/emorejahongkong:

Over the next 2-6 months, the best result for Putin would be:

  1. The military frontline is pushed forward to constitute a relatively short semi-circle around the Northwest quarter of Ukraine (which might or might not contain the portion of Kiev/Kyiv that lies West of the Dnieper River);
  2. Zelensky is alive to sign at least a cease-fire agreement along that line;
  3. Order, food, government salaries and rebuilding within that Northwest quarter are each the West's rather than Russia's responsibility;
  4. If dead-enders launch attacks on Russians from within that Northwest quarter, Russia probably can more easily locate, and certainly more easily retaliate against, those attackers than if they had been pushed out into neighboring countries;
  5. The normie population of that Northwest quarter, finding it to be a multi-faceted shithole, emigrates elsewhere, either to the EU where they worsen the EU's energy, financial, food and order difficulties, or to territories controlled by Russia (and/or by Russia-supported local republics);
  6. (Perhaps more slowly) the EU becomes heartily sick of subsidizing immigrants from Ukraine, along with the poverty-stricken and ever-more depopulated Northwest quarter, and sick of the cycle of dead-enders' attacks and Russia's retaliation;
  7. Then and only then, if the West remains unwilling to seriously implement Ukraine's demilitarization, etc., it might be logical for Russia to consider pursuing an end to the formal independence of the rump Ukrainian state. As part of that end, Russian would probably benefit from offering minority border regions back to the neighboring countries they were originally carved out of.

r/WayOfTheBern - "Zelensky is a Dead Man Walking," says Jake Sullivan. Translated by Gonzalo Lira by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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Posted on our Reddit site by u/2nycvg, and generated wome really great discussion so I wanted to share the link to it over here.

Chris Martenson: "Totalitarianism in America is Here" by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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I've updated the new accounts filter so our regulars don't hit this obstacle in the future.

How much money is given to Ukraine? by Evilphd666 in WayOfTheBern

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So kind of the Ukraine to disappear so much of the money that western governments printed during covid.

Another interesting convo between Alexander Mercouris and Robert Barnes by penelopepnortneyBecoming ungovernable in WayOfTheBern

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The above summary was originally posted in r/WayOfTheBern, and this was my response to a question about timestamps:

Yeah, should have included timestamps but I organized it by topic instead of laying it out chronologically, and there was overlap where they talked about something briefly in one place and in more detail later on.

So the timestamp would depend on what you're interested in. It starts with Alexander summing up the political and economic situation the world is in. The US economy discussion starts about 11:20, the bit about the FOIA lawsuit is brief and starts about 11:50, the bit about the wrong inflaction and retail prices (Alexander) is about 18:10 to 20:13.

BRICS mention is brief, starts at about 1:00 or so.

Observations on Deep State incompetence is about 43:35 and leads into discussion about 1960s assasinations.

Financial Times piece about weapons to Ukraine about 56:18.

Starting about 22:25 is Robert talking about the Democrats disastrous position - Biden has every problem that sinks an incumbent president: personal scandals; a sinking economy; and a foreign war debacle. There's a long discussion I didn't summarize above about the anti-war populist GOP candidates who are getting voter support; how the coming midterms will resemble the 1984 election in terms of the sweep. and the likelihood that there will be investigations and impeachment hearings in January if Biden is still in office.

If the Deep State decides Biden has to go, how they might accomplish this and why they prefer Buttigieg to Harris starts about 36:57.

The confession through projection discussion starts about 47:00 with Alexander asking what was known about Biden's corruption, etc. before he was selected to be the nominee, and gets into some detail about what the most recent Hunter Biden leaks reveal about the long history of corruption.

The illusion of control as a core problem as political leaders flounder to deal with a problem that has no easy fix begins about 1:47:00.