US-Backed Ukrainian Outlet Releases New ‘Enemies List’ Including Ron Paul, 21WIRE, Hundreds More… by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Crap. I didn't make the cut. Again.

Welp. Gonna have to try harder.

@Megatron_ron: US Senator Lindsey Graham: "Ukraine has trillions of dollars worth of critical minerals in their country. Vladimir Putin cannot be allowed to access that money and those resources because he will share it with China." [...] by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Like the Israelis, American government officials cannot help but implicate themselves in genocide and war crimes, through their unforced public statements.

Is Vladimir Putin gradually morphing, literally and physically, into Catherine the Great? by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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Will we soon hear in Russia, that transsexuality is OK, after all?

Obvious trolling deserves a downvote.

BREAKING: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules mRNA COVID-19 Jab is NOT a Vaccine Under Traditional Medical Definitions by kingsmeg in WayOfTheBern

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Judges are not experts in anything except the law, yet they are routinely called upon to establish what is factual in all manner of subjects, when called upon to do so by a legal case before them. For instance, in a challenge to vax mandates.

This is quite literally their job. To evaluate competing claims of 'truth' and establish what is factual.

BREAKING: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules mRNA COVID-19 Jab is NOT a Vaccine Under Traditional Medical Definitions by kingsmeg in WayOfTheBern

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For the purposes of judging something like vaccine mandates, yes the courts absolutely can determine facts in a medical field.

Droning Russia’s nuke radars is the dumbest thing Ukraine can do by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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It's a distinction without a real difference.

I beg to differ. It matters a lot. Both parties, USA (NATO) and Russia, need to pretend that it is really Ukraine fighting Russia, so they can avoid escalating all the way up to nuclear Armageddon. I for one hope they continue to pretend that Ukraine is responsible.

Droning Russia’s nuke radars is the dumbest thing Ukraine can do by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Ukraine did not attack Russia's over-the-horizon ICBM detection radars. They do not have the ability to do so. NATO attacked them. And this obvious NATO targeting of Russia's early warning system guarantees that Russia's 'dead hand' system is active, and if it detects a nuclear blast within a certain range, it's going to launch the Sarmat ICMBs with the unstoppable hypersonic glide delivery vehicles. And then we all die. The lucky ones die quickly. The rest of us die slowly over a year or two.

@Megatron_ron: Macron allowed the Ukrainian Armed Forces to attack airfields in the Kursk and Belgorod regions. Strikes will be delivered using long-range missiles Storm Shadows and Scalps. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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If that's what they were going to target (Russian airfields), this would be a perfectly legal and rational use of these weapons.

But that's not at all what they're going to do.

Press Release — RED ALERT: Ukrainian Strike on Russian Early Warning Radar Threatens To Unleash Nuclear World War by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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This is the closest the world has ever been to nuclear Armageddon. Far, far closer than during the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The leaders were talking to each other back then. For that matter, both sides had leaders.

Zionism: Genocidal from the beginning | The destruction and atrocities we are seeing in Gaza now are especially horrifying only because they are worse than anything we have seen before. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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In 50 years, they'll make another documentary where former IDF people admit to all sorts of war crimes, when they're on or nearly on their deathbeds. And Israel will call it 'Russian propaganda' and have it censored across the entire Internet.

A Deep State Failure | Larry Johnson on how badly Boeing has messed up by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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A fish rots from the head. USA society is rotting from the top down, and we're going to see a lot more Boeing stories as the country eventually turns into Idiocracy.

Unlike in the movie, however, individuals will retain their street smarts and will find ways to survive in the collapsing society, if the head rots to such an extent that it can no longer prevent this. They're doing what they can, systematically destroying small farms and the like, to make us all fully dependent on them, the 'elite'. But as they stupidize themselves and all levels of government, self-reliant people will resume the homesteading and small business model that sustained small towns up until the post-war period.

In Red Sea, US Navy paying the price of shipbuilding failures | The Littoral Combat Ship was designed with the current crisis in mind, instead it turned into a boondoggle. Here's why. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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USA can no longer design, period. Combat ships, airplanes, hypersonic missiles, spacecraft, anything. USA no longer has that ability. The last successful design was the covertly military Starlink satellite system, and nobody can say who actually designed it.

I Don’t Want To Spend My One Wild And Precious Life Dealing With Google’s AI Search - Aftermath by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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The AI is coming for all of us, whether we want it or not. We will each have a personal AI assigned to us, to prevent us from engaging in wrongthink, and to report us to the authorities if we do. Our AIs will soon know us better than we know ourselves, allowing it to nudge us into approved thoughts whenever we stray, and to predict when it can no longer control us and we must be quarantined from the greater society, for the greater good of course. Because something something terrorism children anti-Semitism.

The CIA assassination attempt on Slovakia's duly elected Prime Minister calls for retaliation by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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The CIA has been training neo-Nazis from all over the world in Ukraine, since even before 2014. They now have an army of mercenary brownshirts all over the West. They have used these against dozens of EU politicians who failed to publicly support Ukraine and vote for more, more, more money and weapons. Typically they get a visit from someone who tells them that unless they change their mind and support Ukraine, plus make a personal 'donation' to wherever the CIA is laundering money, they will go on the Mirotvorets kill list, their personal info will be handed over to the Nazis, and a pair of Nazis will pay them a visit to maim or kill them. A significant number have indeed been maimed or killed. The CIA pays these Nazis 4-10K euros per hit, depending on the target.

And none of this is secret, multiple targets have come forward and publicly revealed the shakedown operation. They can't link it directly to the CIA, except the CIA runs the Mirotvorets website and the network of Nazis, so it would be implausible for someone else to be running the shakedowns. Added twist: 'Jack Smith', the special prosecutor in charge of taking out Bad Orange Man, was the point man in the EU who would approach the targets and tell them what was going to happen. So he's CIA, and obviously a bad, bad man,

@RalphNader: Over 200,000 Palestinians—not 35,000—have already died since October. This is based on nearly 100,000 bombs and missiles directly on civilians, without food, water, medicine, electricity, healthcare and World Health casualty projections starting last October. [...] by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Sounds right. Definitely over 100K, 200K is quite plausible.

The '35k' number is corpses that were brought to a hospital and formally identified, before Israel went to that hospital and murdered the 4 people who were compiling the list, 3-4 months ago.

Boeing whistleblower says he was pressured to hide defects by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Tragic news: Next Thursday, Boeing whistleblower Santiago Paredes will have committed suicide by shooting himself in the back of the head twice, setting himself on fire, then jumping out of his 4th floor window directly into a wood chipper. Family and friends will say he was in good spirits before killing himself, and his last words apparently will be: "I'm not suicidal !"

To sail no more: the US Navy has ended all work on cruisers COWPENS CG63 and VICKSBURG CG69 and now, after hundreds of millions of $$$ with zero ROI, both will be decommissioned this year. Another "tough decision." 63 seen at San Diego in Feb; 69 at Norfolk in April by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Drones generally don't carry enough of a payload to significantly damage a ship, and if they are big enough to carry a large explosive load, they are slow and easy to shoot down. The Houthis are using them because they're only trying to harass shipping into avoiding the Red Sea, they're generally not trying to sink ships or kill sailors.

Congressman pleads guilty to stuffing ballot boxes for Democrats by Inuma in WayOfTheBern

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Try posting this over or r/politics or whatever and you'll be banned within seconds. It might take a little bit longer for YouTube.

Is Russia, in reality, "The Borg"? by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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in Russia, which learned so much from the Mongols, the conception of the hive mind is much more familiar, and much more acceptable.

Nope. Bunch of ornery, opinionated bastards. Good people, just very, very far from 'hive mind'.

Ismail Haniyeh: Israel's economy collapsed because of Yemen Head of the Hamas political movement Ismail Haniyeh: No one could have thought that a country like Yemen would have such a powerful impact and stop the transit flow in the Red Sea. This Yemeni action destroyed the Israeli economy. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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The following would seem to confirm Pepe Escobar's narrative of Israel sending a single F-35 to launch some special EMP nuke over Iran, but without any mention of Russia firing at/shooting down the plane:


— 🇮🇱/🇮🇷 Israel's retaliatory strike against Iran: What are the facts?

  • In the early morning of April 19th, a single fighter jet, likely an F35, took off from an airbase inside Israel.

  • The jet made its way into Iraqi airspace, carrying three air-launchable ballistic missiles (ALBM), likely of the 'ROCKS' or 'Silver Sparrow' type.

  • Simultaneously, Israel mobilized one of its proxy groups inside Iran to launch at least three explosive-laden quadcopters at an S-300 radar near the 8th Shekari Airbase in Isfahan, attempting to disable it, in preparation for the upcoming missile strike.

  • As the quadcopters approached their intended target, Iranian air defense autocannons engaged them, and successfully downed all three drones.

As for what happened next, there are two main theories:

  1. When Israel found out about the failure of the quadcopters to disable the radar, they decided to abort the mission and fire or despose of their missiles above Iraq. Three detached missile boosters were found in Iraqi territory to corroborate this theory.

  2. Israel decided to go ahead with the operation, and launched all three 'ROCKS' / 'Silver Sparrow' missiles at an unknown target in Isfahan, likely the 8th Shekari Airbase. As the missiles approached the Iranian border, they were detected and shot down by Iran's 15th of Khordad air defense system, based in the city of Dezful. This theory is corroborated by the testimony of at least one trusted source inside Iran.

To sail no more: the US Navy has ended all work on cruisers COWPENS CG63 and VICKSBURG CG69 and now, after hundreds of millions of $$$ with zero ROI, both will be decommissioned this year. Another "tough decision." 63 seen at San Diego in Feb; 69 at Norfolk in April by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Did they finally figure out that all of their 'enemies' have missiles that could sink these boats before the boats themselves are within range of using their own weapons? Even Yemen could sink these without too much trouble.

Russians are looking forward to a "Khrushchev Thaw", after Vladimir Putin retires by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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I fear you have fallen for a CIA psyop.

Machine gun-wielding robot dogs are better sharpshooters, claims study | A Chinese team of researchers has found that, with the right design, robot dogs with machine guns can rival human marksman. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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They are indeed going to try to eliminate us dirty unwashed masses, the untermenschen, because they haven't had any contact with us in years and they don't understand us. They fear us.

The problem, if they succeed, is that we're the ones who do all the work that enables them to live their lives of fabulous luxury. What they're going to attempt is the exact same thing as a medieval lord deciding to kill all his peasants because he's afraid they're going to revolt because of his taxes. In fact, the lords measured their wealth more by the number of peasants they could enslave than by the acreage of land they owned. Because they understood who produced the wealth and who lived by siphoning the wealth from the producers.

They think they can survive by keeping just a small coterie of trusted slaves, and that the work will get done by magic, somehow. AI, robots, whatever, they have no understanding of the work that is required to maintain their lifestyles. They also don't understand that their wealth is mostly imaginary, their 'money' and 'shares in stocks' only exist as bits and bytes in computer networks, and that once the power goes out, that wealth vanishes.

Nightmares of the Elite ⋆ Brownstone Institute by Promyka5 in WayOfTheBern

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I see where he made his mistake. He thinks that American 'educational' institutions are there to 'educate' students. They are not. If students learn anything in college, it is purely by accident or because they took that initiative on their own.

These institutions exist to 'socialize' students, which is another way of saying 'domesticate'. Domesticate, in turn, is another way of saying 'enslave'. So forcing students to unquestioningly obey pointless and counterproductive, if not dangerous, rules, is exactly the way you socialize kids into becoming unthinking drones who follow rules and orders without question. And why wrongthink is so severely punished in these institutions.

There's a wonderful, new, unlimited source of men for the Russan military -- American Sex Offenders! by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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And, apparently, they don't really care about kiddie porn, at all.

I have seen absolutely no evidence of that and that reeks of US propaganda. Russians are generally not porn-addicted like Americans are, and I understand it is much more difficult to view porn in Russia than in USA, where you can walk into a public library, watch porn on a government-owned computer, and masturbate next to the kid beside you trying to do his homework in the library because he doesn't have Internet at home.

Because the porn industry in Russia is largely underground, it may be under the control of the mafia, with all that entails. But I've never heard any stories of large amounts of kiddie porn coming out of Russia. Europe, yes, and places in southeast Asia, also South America, yes.

U.S. Seeking to Dominate Chain of Pacific Islands in Preparation for Potential War with China by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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AFAIK USA has a long history of murdering or sterilizing Solomon Islanders with fake vaccines. Don't remember where I read that.

There's a wonderful, new, unlimited source of men for the Russan military -- American Sex Offenders! by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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I don't think a real child rapist would find life very pleasant (or long) in Russia.

What's up with San Franshithole? I was trying to visit but it was a warzone. by CivilWarrior in WayOfTheBern

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If none of us are Democrats, and in fact we pretty much all hate Democrats, why would we care about someone calling San Fran a shithole? This is a common attack the Republicans use to say Democrats can't govern. We know that, we don't need the example of San Fran to tell us that, and we mostly don't give a crap about D/R pie-fights which are just a distraction from the robber barons robbing us. Which is why your sad attempts at trolling are falling flat.

What's up with San Franshithole? I was trying to visit but it was a warzone. by CivilWarrior in WayOfTheBern

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Serious question: do you actually think anyone here is a Democrat?

Should America cut all foreign aid to take care of the homeless and people of America? Especially since most countries hate America right? by CivilWarrior in WayOfTheBern

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Really miss that downvote button here.

Since the beginning, it's been obvious that Gaza was in many ways a fight between International Law and the US's "rules-based order". by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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As I wrote in the old place, Gaza has been a 6 months-long public demonstration of what exactly 'rules-based order' means.

Russia isn't invading or conquering Ukraine. Russia is devouring and absorbing Ukraine. by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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Russia is turning these provinces back into Russian territories

This was not Russia's plan. Russia took the part they actually wanted back in 2014: Crimea, with the naval base and ports of Sevastopol, which have been the heart of the Russian navy since the 18th century. This was absolutely critical for Russia, there was never any possibility of USA driving out the Russians and turning Sevastopol into a NATO base, and the Black Sea into a NATO pond. Russia would have fought a war with all of NATO over this, nuclear if need be.

But they didn't need the Donbas, or Odessa. Russia is the largest country in the world, just about the least populous by area, and they have tremendous untapped natural resources. They didn't need to take more land from Ukraine, it was in fact more valuable to Russia to have Ukraine as a buffer than to swallow up any part of Ukraine. They are being forced into this by NATO, to push back the NATO missiles to a range that Russia can defend from them.

And this does not bode well for Finland, as USA/NATO moves in there with a bunch of nukes within a couple minutes' flight time of both St-Petersburg and Murmansk. Russia will not tolerate this, full stop. They will obliterate Finland, if they have to, and they don't have the same brotherly feelings for Finns as they have for Ukrainians.

Why is SLAVERY legal in Africa unlike America who ABOLISHED slavery in 1865? by CivilWarrior in WayOfTheBern

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Slavery, including slavery with extra steps like debt peonage, has been endemic to the human race since the invention of agriculture and organization of humanity into classes, some 10-12,000 years ago.

There are more slaves today in the world than at any time in human history, and the trend is not going in the right direction.

US racing to deploy sub-launched hypersonic missiles | New underwater testing facility a key step but the plan still hobbled by budget cuts, reduced shipbuilding orders and unclear mission objectives by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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The article would be more convincing if USA knew how to build hypersonic missiles.

As it is, they haven't been able to gather enough data and missile fragments from Ukraine to copy Russia's.

It’s Not Voter Apathy; You’re Not Listening | Black Agenda Report by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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We're not 'apathetic', we fucking hate them. Not at all the same thing.

ketanji brown and the template of doom by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Otherwise, SCOTUS would rule to uphold the 1st Amendment. This is the most open-and-shut case I have ever heard of regarding free speech. The fact that they even held public arguments on the case rather than ruling summarily 9-0 means they're looking for rationalizations to finally bury 'free speech' once and for all.

ketanji brown and the template of doom by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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the Constitution, which is still the law of the land.

'The Law' is merely a tool of the rich to formalize their control over the poor.

ketanji brown and the template of doom by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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the purpose of the constitution and of the bill of rights is to protect us from government.

Unfortunately, execution of this 'protection' rests with the very government from which we are supposed to be protected by the amendment.

The Brain Is the Battlefield of the Future. The WEF’s Stated Objective is “Altering the Human Being”. Directed Energy is being weaponized. Individuals’ brains can be targeted by microwaves. Global Research. by Budget-song-budget in WayOfTheBern

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Individuals’ brains can be targeted by microwaves.

Indeed, the human brain can readily be cooked by microwave. Changing our thoughts, not so much.

Global Research publishes so much false info of this sort that I have to think it's a CIA black ops kinda thing.

Aaaand the Pope is on the Ukrainian kiII list by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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LOL

This has to be fake, but funny

Worthy vs. Unworthy Victims: Study Reveals Media's Selective Coverage of Navalny and Lira by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Lemme guess: the neo-Nazi CIA stooge was 'worthy', and the poor schmuck who tried being an honest journalist was 'unworthy'?

They (Russians) will not eat the bugs. They will not live in the pod. They will own things and be happy. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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A looooooot of Americans are inquiring about moving to Russia.

The metropolitan elite has ignored farmers for too long | It’s time for political leaders to balance reducing carbon emissions with maintaining cheap food production by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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The attack on farmers has nothing to do with the environment or global warming, and everything to do with destroying the family farm as a way of life. They want big ag to control our food, full stop, because big ag is part of government in a fascist state, and that puts our food fully in control of the fascists. Vote the wrong way? No food for you! Protest the latest imperial war/genocide? No food for you! Small farmers stand in the way of this level of control, because they identify with the working classes and not with our fascist owners.

Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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As I wrote on the old place, google already crawls reddit, in fact google is now the only way to search your own post history using the 'site:' tag. So there was no need for google to pay reddit to train their AI to read reddit comments. The contract must therefore be for google to train their AI by posting comments in a Chinese-style censorship scheme (drown out real info with propaganda).

And since they only make these things public after they're implemented, I conclude that half of reddit is already comprised of google's (and others') Ai spamming every goddamn sub with official propaganda. Which is exactly what we see if we go to subs like r/worldnews or r/politics.

If you're wondering whether the advancing Russian troops in Ukraine will inflict reprisals on the Ukrainian population -- they certainly will! by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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Arrant nonsense, projection from a troubled mind.

We don't have to guess what Russia is going to do, we have the example of Chechnya, and now Mariupol and related cities in the Donbass and Crimea. As for the West of Ukraine where the population leans to psychopathic hatred of Russia, Putin is signaling that he doesn't want it.

Kyiv has right to strike Russian targets ‘outside Ukraine’, says Nato chief Stoltenberg by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

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Obviously true, in a trivial sense, if the targets are military or dual-use (but they keep striking civilian targets, which is a war crime).

The issue is that 'Ukraine' has no ability to do this, so any and all attacks on targets inside Russia were by NATO/USA.

Google reneged on the monopolistic bargain by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Are there any search engines out there that do what google used to do, that is basic search of pages for the exact words you searched for? Or is the Internet simply too large now for that to work?

New Documents Show Government-Funded AI for Developed For Online Censorship | "Our misinformation service helps policy makers at platforms who want to…push responsibility for difficult judgments to someone outside the company…by externalizing the difficult responsibility of censorship." by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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I've been shouting for months and months that they weren't spending billions on language model AIs so they could take your job at Starbuck's, the purpose of these bots is to censor the entire Internet in real time.

When our masters throw hundreds of billions of dollars at something, there's a reason, and that reason is never the betterment of humanity. The reason is maintaining their own positions of power and wealth.

This term, the Supreme Court will decide a cluster of cases — the most consequential in my 40-year career practicing First Amendment law — that will markedly shape the relationship between the government and social media. by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Pretty sure the real issue is literally nothing that he mentions in that post, but rather the fact that the government and social media companies created private servers where government officials could and did tell social media companies who and what to censor, in an end run around the 1st amendment. Obviously any judgment from SCOTUS that leaves this system in place would make a mockery of the law.

Andrew Ogles, a sitting member of Congress, says the quiet part out loud. “I think we should kill ‘em all.” He states WE (America) are responsible for killing all Palestinians (genocide). Congress + Biden + Entire Cabinet are ALL WAR CRIMINALS Palestine will be free 🇵🇸 by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Hamas killed so many of the IDF's officers that apparently the entire Gaza genocide operation has been directed by US officers. So this is America's genocide from start to end, and they're only pretending to blame it on the Yahoo and his psychopathic friends in the Knesset.

France's Macron Government Is Trying to Criminalise Criticism of Officially Recommended or Mandated Medical Treatments | naked capitalism by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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It's not impossible, but for the increased penalties to apply (AFAIK the purpose of the law), I think they would have to argue that specific individuals suffered serious harm like death or severe injury.

France's Macron Government Is Trying to Criminalise Criticism of Officially Recommended or Mandated Medical Treatments | naked capitalism by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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I didn't look into it all day, then I got an email this evening that gives the title of the law:

Projet de loi visant à renforcer la lutte contre les dérives sectaires

Basically, "Law to step up the fight against harmful sects"

Given the history of France and the Jehovah's Witness movement, I think my first impression was probably correct, this is geared towards religious movements that tell their followers to refuse medical treatment supposedly on religious grounds, but in practice these sects tell their members that their refusals protect them from medical malpractice (think Scientology and psychiatry, JWs and blood transfusions). Unless France pulls a USA on this, the law will only be used to prosecute people if they cause the death of one of their sect's adherents. If they're taking 'lawfare' notes from USA, then they will go after political opponents and dissenters from vax mandates and the like.

France's Macron Government Is Trying to Criminalise Criticism of Officially Recommended or Mandated Medical Treatments | naked capitalism by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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This may be directed partly at the Jehovah's Witness and Church of Christ, Scientist movements in particular, though I'm sure it would also be used to criminalize anti-vax views.

France has been quite aggressive for decades with the JWs in particular, occasionally overriding adults' decisions against blood transfusions, and doing so routinely for minors. Last time I looked into this, JWs in USA had maternal mortality rates comparable to Third World countries because they would let women bleed to death in childbirth rather than accept a transfusion.

Surgeons can often give an expected time of death accurate to +/- 20m in these cases, but the JWs counter by essentially surrounding the dying woman with their agents who guard her from ever hearing that she's about to die. They die smiling, thinking they're getting better, because they apparently get a brief moment of euphoria as they bleed out.

So on the one hand, I do want some of these people prosecuted for murder, because that's what they're doing. On the other hand, this will be used against anyone who goes against the next Big Pharma project.

Afghan-like retreat debacle looms in Pacific Islands | Washington can’t be bothered to allocate $120 million a year for Pacific allies to fortify First Island Chain defenses against China by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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First:

US -defenses- offense in the Asia-Pacific center on -a defense- an offensive line running from Japan to Philippines to Taiwan and on to Borneo. The so-called First Island Chain.

2nd, USA has not given up on that island chain. They have simply moved from legal means of maintaining them that rely on bribing their citizens through access to USA and domestic benefits, to mafia-style threats of terror and mayhem coupled with personal bribes to select officials. I don't know if the change is because it's cheaper, or because that's how USA does everything now so they didn't even think to continue their old ways.

We’ve been protesting for months now and our government is still helping Israel bomb children. All our protests did NOTHING to stop the massacre in Rafah. Just like we protested police violence in 2020 but 2023 was the deadliest year ever by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Should have been obvious after 2003, when we had the largest protests in human history on the run-up to Iraq War 2.0, and the protests changed absolutely nothing. Cheney went on to invade and massacre +1M Iraqis, then deliberately set the rest of the region on fire with civil wars and terrorist groups working for Uncle Sam.

Follow up to Carlson’s interview with Vladimir Putin | Gilbert Doctorow by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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I read this piece and I laughed at this:

With this objective in mind, I continue to believe that Putin’s decision to deliver a 30 minute history lecture at the opening by way of answer to Carlson’s question of why Russia invaded was a bad decision. It was bad for several reasons. One is that it was boring for the general public. Yes, the interview attracted 140 million ‘hits’ on Carlson’s website, but we are not told how long those viewers stayed tuned. Secondly, Putin is not a professional historian and anything he said would be pulled to pieces by academics in the States, not just by the usual journalistic commentators. Thirdly, the history going back to the 9th century had nothing to do with the decision to invade Ukraine, which was prompted and justified internally in the Kremlin by reasons of Realpolitik, not by what is called Romantic Nationalism.

So mr. Doctorow knows not only who Putin's audience was, but what his purpose was in reaching them and how he should have achieved his goals?

@anthonyzenkus: Israel is about to commence slaughtering the 1.4 million Palestinians trapped in Rafah and they're going to do it with the weapons that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris gave them. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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I gather the plan is for Israel to go full commando and seize the Rafah crossing from Egypt, then open it wide while simultaneously bombing the Gaza side of Rafah to 'persuade' Palestinians to leave 'voluntarily'. This would force Egypt to accept the fait accompli of Gaza's evacuation into the Egyptian Sinai, or else use their military to open fire on fleeing Palestinian refugees. And of course that border would then slam shut, never to reopen. Hence the earlier Israeli attempt on the crossing that was repelled by Egyptian forces with some loss of life. The Israelis of course lied and said they repelled an attack by Egyptian 'terrorists'.

As a bonus, for USA/Israel, if they manage to depopulate Gaza in this way, they can probably just refuse to give Egypt any aid for their upkeep, much less treatment for famine and trauma.

Erik Prince Calls for U.S. to Colonize Africa and Latin America by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Again ?

Looks like Saudi Arabia just signed the death warrant of the Biden administration's efforts to normalize their relations with Israel (which many say was a key cause behind Oct 7): "[We've] communicated [our] firm position to the US administration that there will be no diplomatic relations with... by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Turkey has been saying similar things, but that hasn't stopped them from doubling their shipping to Israel. Seems money talks, and right now USA/Israel has a lot more money than the Palestinians and their allies.

@ggreenwald: The theory Putin invoked for the unjust imprisonment of WSJ's Evan Gershkovich is very similar to the Biden DOJ's theory for why Assange should be imprisoned. The difference is Tucker aggressively confronted Putin about it; no US corporate journalist has done that to Biden. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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USA routinely abducts, imprisons and tortures diplomats, heads of state and other officials, in a combination blackmail scheme and also picking on the defenseless to 'set an example' of anyone who refuses to toe the line of the 'rules based order'.

Under the circumstances, countries like Russia are obliged to imprison some number of Americans to use in hostage exchange programs. They prefer to catch people who were actually breaking the law inside Russia, rather than officials who were procuring food for the poor in their country (Saab of Venezuela).

Obviously Putin can't come out and say the real reason why Russia occasionally throws an American in jail. And obviously Tucker knew that, unless of course he really is the moron some people say he is.

Putin signals he's open to prisoner swap for Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich's release

>Commander-in-Chief of the AFU Gen. Valery Zaluzhny replaced with "Hero of Bakhmut" Gen. Oleksandr Syrsky - guy was responsible for defence of Kiev and the Kharkiv offense. And Pro Ukr shills online are absolutely hysterically enraged over it; he's a Russian plant it seems: by sdl5 in WayOfTheBern

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So just as Russia is finally advancing and forming new cauldrons, Ukraine appoints as the head of their military the guy who repeatedly trapped his men in cauldrons in literally every major battle he has fought?

NY Post: Biden is not fit for president if he’s not fit to prosecute | President Biden is not guilty because he is hopelessly clueless about his own life and career. So how the hell is he able to be president? by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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There is no fucking way a 'special counsel' released that report proving Biden is senile without the directive to do so coming from the very top (and I don't mean Biden).

Seems the rumors are true, they're going to pull a switcheroo, either at the convention or via a 25th amendment removal. They might do the latter so they can say they have the first 'woman POC' as POTUS, even if she's dumber than a fencepost and loathed even more than Biden. I'm sure Herself is pulling hard against that outcome though, because she still wants to be first female POTUS. Still her turn.

US Blocks Yemen-Saudi Peace Deal - News From Antiwar.com by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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"No peace anywhere unless everyone does what we say!"

5.5 tons of radioactive water leaked from Fukushima nuclear plant: media by chakokat in WayOfTheBern

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Literally just a drop in the ocean. This will cause precisely 0 damage outside the immediate area around the pipe where it's released.

New Study Links Optimism To Lower Cognitive Abilities by emorej in WayOfTheBern

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Happy are the stupid / feeble-minded --Jesus

Why is Danny Masterson being compared to Charles Manson? by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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Used to be, still is in many places. Other places seem to be trying to clean up their act.

Four years ago, we warned in the Norwegian media that the US gradually converts our country to an Arctic frontline state. - Being allies does not imply identical interests. The US aims to destabilise Russia's borders, we live on Russia's borders by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Finland especially just put a giant bullseye target on their country by allowing NATO in and allowing a buildup of US bases on Russia's border. In the event of a major escalation, Russia is guaranteed to immediately nuke Finland.

And why? Not only was Russia not a threat to Finland, they were friendly countries and something like 70% of Finland's trade was with Russia. So why did they do it? USA managed to capture their 'democracy' and install a US puppet who ignored the needs of Finland and just obeyed orders from Washington. I think the Finns may be waking up to that right about now.

Norway is a bit like Finland, they've allowed USA minor access to the country for decades, but now USA is demanding complete control of their territory, and the Norwegians are afraid to say no. Again, putting a big bullseye on their country for no goddamn reason.

Why is Danny Masterson being compared to Charles Manson? by jerryk in WayOfTheBern

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When I read the storied of a couple of the victims during the trial, it seemed a pretty clear case of rape to me. In fact Masterson came across as an entitled piece of shit, using the cult to hide the fact that he was a predator. Like most cults, the Scientologists demand that 'problems' such as rape be handled internally within the church rather than by the justice system, and cults almost invariably protect the predator and shame the victim.

A text from the Biden 2024 campaign. What's your response? by BobQuasit in WayOfTheBern

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Obviously a bot. Just block the number. Any response will only encourage them, and then you'll be getting bullshit texts right up till November.

After Belgium refused to stop funding UNRWA, Israeli occupation forces targeted and destroyed the Enabel building in Gaza, which housed the federal government of Belgium's development agency. by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Predictable. Terrorists gonna terrorize. Or, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. USA does this petty shit all the time.

@FiorellaIsabelM: Zaluzhny is out! 🚨🚨🚨😆 Zelensky and Valery Zaluzhny reportedly had an exchange of insults. Ukraine has informed the US of the decision to fire the top general. [...] by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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I'm betting they send him and his aides straight to the front. Can't give interviews to CNN about how fucked up little dipshit Elensky screwed up the war and cost Ukraine 500,000 lives if you're dead.

The U.S. Is Losing the Nuclear Energy Race to Russia and China by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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The U.S. Is Losing the -Nuclear Energy- Race to Russia and China

FTFY

Moral Bankruptcy | The constitutional grant of a second chance for the destitute has become an enabler of reverse wealth redistribution. One wild case in Houston tells the story. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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"Corporations are people, my friend (and you aren't)" -- hedge fund raider Mitt Romney

Drone Policy in the U.S. and Ukraine: Addressing Foreign Control of a Key Technology (For the record, I don't entirely agree with this article, but I think it is worth sharing) by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Interesting read, learned lots of new stuff. Thanks.

Free Trade's Origin Myth –American elites accepted the economic theory of "comparative advantage" mainly because it justified their geopolitical agenda. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Lost me at the end.

Heaping scorn on departures from the free-trade orthodoxy probably succeeds in cowing people who care mostly about their own respectability, but the inevitable result will be to sideline the economists themselves from the policy debates to come.

There is no danger of economists being sidelined from policy discussions, because policy discussions revolve around the prejudices and desires of the rich, not the 'good of the country'. For the rich, it is axiomatic that poors are lazy, coddled and overpaid. So economists delivered theories that said just this. Then the rich realized that they had destroyed their own countries' industrial bases, and that these could not be recovered. Cue the economists who told them that what was needed was freeing capital to go off chasing profits somewhere else, leaving the poors to die in misery. What's next? Economists will be theorizing that what's needed is culling some 7.5 billion poors for fear that we rise up against the rich. But like the soothsayers and entrails readers of old, there is no danger of economists being cut out of the equation, because they are telling the rich whatever they want to hear.

That would be a shame. As the American people, and American policymakers, rediscover the importance of promoting domestic industry and protecting the domestic market,

This will never happen. The rich and powerful will always retain their riches and their power. Or they have, for 10,000 years now. I doubt they will forget how in the near future, or decide that 'democracy' requires them to cede power to the poors. So long as financialization and rent-seeking is more profitable than building a real economy, no one is going to start 'protecting domestic industry'. Even as the MIC realizes they can't win a war with financialization instead of factories producing shells, there is literally no will in government nor in industry to build factories that make shells.

Roger Waters dropped by music publisher BMG over Israel comments by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Good luck with that, dumbasses.

'Rooftop solar is the future, but it's also a scam' by ThomasNeuburger in WayOfTheBern

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solar pays off big over its lifespan, saving the homeowner money and insulating them from price-shocks, emergency power outages, and other horrors.

Eh. Not so much. If you do the calculation with the real numbers for power generation, lifespan, and maintenance costs, it's a wash unless you're paying a fortune per kw/hr from your utility. And if Wall St. is selling you a financial product, you can bet that the source of their profits isn't the sun or the Fed, it's you.

Same for electric cars, if you use real numbers for range, lifespan and maintenance, they are never cheaper unless your other car is a Ferrari. And given the environmental damage caused in fabrication of both EVs and solar cells, they're not doing anything for the environment either.

Matt Taibi: Is the Electoral Fix Already In? | The 2024 presidential race increasingly looks like it will be decided by lawyers, not voters, as Democrats unveil plans for America's first lawfare election by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Always with the projection, these people.

it read like a year-by-year synopsis of all the home team rule-breaking. In other words, the TIP read like a Team Clinton playbook, only with hero and villain reversed.

Reviving ISIS: A US weapon against the Resistance Axis | Is it a coincidence that the world's foremost terror organization is being revived just as the US struggles under a multi-front assault on its hegemony in West Asia? More curiously, both ISIS and Washington's targets are exactly the same. by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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It never went away, they've been using it all this time in places as far away from each other as Afghanistan, Indonesia, and Nigeria. They've managed to blackmail or terrorize half the Muslim world into allowing US bases on their soil hoping USA would keep their 'ISIS' terrorists leashed and under control.

What Would Israel Do If the Shoe Were On the Other Foot? by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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We know exactly what they would do, because it happened.

They did not fight back, did not organize any real resistance, almost without exception. Yes there was the Warsaw ghetto uprising, but there was nothing comparable to Hamas.

What they did do: richer and more connected Jews either tried to buy their personal safety, or fell all over themselves collaborating with the Nazis in handing over their fellow Jews in exchange for their own safety. Anne Frank and her family were handed over to the Germans by just such a Jew traitor. They also used the situation to profiteer from the desperate straights of their fellow Jews to whatever degree was possible.

In short, they behaved abominably, and the Palestinian resistance in equivalent circumstances collectively shames them and probably drives a lot of the hatred towards them as a group.

@MaxBlumenthal: The ICJ has legitimized the charge of genocide while simultaneously setting the stage for its own discrediting by failing to order its cessation, or identifying an enforcement mechanism. This is why Yemen's military intervention against genocide is necessary and legitimate by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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I understand the ruling did legitimize the Houthis' action against Israel. In fact it imposes the same duty on the entire world.

Due Dissidence: Jon Stewart Returning to The Daily Show as Part-Time Host by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Who gives a crap.

In 2015-6, Democrats disenfranchised Bernie voters by flipping 100s of 1000s of Bernie voter registrations from 'D' to 'I' or 'R', stopping them from voting in closed primaries. Now they're doing it to Trump voters. by kingsmeg in WayOfTheBern

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It was probably millions of Bernie voters who were cheated in '15-6, and it's a testament to how popular Bernie was that this wasn't enough to swing the primary to Herself.

How? They bought lists of Bernie voters from one or more of the dozen or so big data companies that compile profiles of people from Facebook etc, and used those to tamper with the voter rolls in various states.

In some instances, people showed that their registration had been flipped before they registered to vote, so there was obvious tampering with voter rolls. Many showed signatures didn't match.

The only 'investigation' nation-wide was in NY, where IIRC 270K Bernie voters from Brooklyn had been flipped. They blamed it on one low-level Dem employee, who got a slap on the wrist (and a new house).

I was following this in real time in '16, from various sources. Then, I could not find a single report of an R who had their registration tampered with. A few Herself voters claimed to have been victims, but those only appeared once masses of Bernie voters were complaining, so I think that was partisans trying to muddy the waters.

@caitoz: Biden has started a new US war in Yemen while backing a genocide in Gaza, both of which are fully supported by the party which supposedly opposes him, but by all means go ahead and spend the rest of the year fixating on the US presidential campaign. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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To be fair, the reason the blob hates Trump is because not only did he refuse to start the Ukraine war, he actually tried to end the Korean war, Afghan war, Syrian occupation, and I think I'm forgetting one. He tried to dial down Taiwan too.

So I wouldn't say there's no difference this November, assuming they don't just murder Trump once he wins the R primary.

Over 367,000 households living without central heating in sub-zero temperatures ¦ New research reveals nearly 5,000 excess deaths were caused by cold homes last winter (FYI - zero in Celsius is 32 F or freezing point) by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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Or as the UK ruling class would say, "Success!"

They genuinely hate poor people.

Year of Troubles: The Hatchets Come Out for Substack and Simplicius | " A middling platform by the standards of market capitalization and total users can’t possibly be such a ‘dangerous’ bugbear to the elites, can it? ... Do Matt Taibbi, Alex Berenson, Seymour Hersh, and many others ring a bell?" by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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Only the 1 article so far, everything else has been viewable by the wider public. The only perk of subscribing before was the ability to have him answer questions in his periodic mailbag.

Obviously they know going back to wikileaks that blocking the common payment systems will starve him of revenue, even if some alternatives still remain. And he wrote in public about dropping his day job to try to make a living with his writing, so they knew he was vulnerable to just this.

Year of Troubles: The Hatchets Come Out for Substack and Simplicius | " A middling platform by the standards of market capitalization and total users can’t possibly be such a ‘dangerous’ bugbear to the elites, can it? ... Do Matt Taibbi, Alex Berenson, Seymour Hersh, and many others ring a bell?" by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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He sounded worried, he quit his day job to concentrate on his Substack gig, and now of course the deep state is coming to shut him down. Remains to be seen if he takes a more pro-establishment slant now to preserve his income stream, which was of course the purpose of rattling his cage a little.

"Putin's opponents say the March election in Russia is no real contest as his main rival is serving more than 30 years in jail on charges that Navalny says were TRUMPED up. They say the use of ELECTRONIC VOTING creates scope for authorities to manipulate the vote in Putin's favor without detection." by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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They're going to claim the election was fraudulent, naturally, and declare some Russian Guaido is the real President of Russia, despite not being on the ballot or even in Russia.

Then Russian Guaido can sign over Russia's foreign reserves to 'Ukraine', but really to Wall St.

CDC Drafted Alert for Myocarditis and COVID-19 Vaccines, But Never Sent It | CDC later sent alerts encouraging people to get vaccinated. by stickdog in WayOfTheBern

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If Canada was paying Pfizer $13/dose, that means my life was worth $26.

US Navy Doubles Down on Carrier Capability ¦ The US Navy is ramping up delivery of its new Ford-class nuclear-powered aircraft carriers just as there is demonstrable increased strategic and operational need for the capability an aircraft carrier provides,... by RandomCollection in WayOfTheBern

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The Russians are cheering. If USA is spending what industrial capacity it has building giant floating missile targets, then they can't build anything more mundane like millions of shells, and with a target that size, Russian missile crews can hardly miss.

In Taiwan they count the vote publicly. They hold up all the ballots and show them to everyone. Anyone is allowed to walk right up and film them. Now ask why your 'democracy' doesn't allow this. by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Well that's no good, how are they supposed to 'do something to determine who wins' if everyone can see the ballots as they're counted?

@LeeCamp: The percentage of the American population who still support Israel’s genocide is way over represented online. I can hardly find anyone in real life. by Maniak in WayOfTheBern

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Just shows how much of online discussion is either censored and disappeared, or else conducted by shills and bots. They're trying furiously to shape our perceptions and opinions re. Israel, and this time they're failing completely. They must be running scared now.

BREAKING: It is with great sadness I must announce that Gonzalo Lira @GonzaloLira1968, passed away in a hospital according to his father, who has been fighting to get his son much-needed medical attention for the past weeks. by penelopepnortney in WayOfTheBern

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Tragic but utterly predictable. Gonzalo took exceedingly foolish risks in not only staying, but making himself an Internet personality criticizing the Kiev junta while remaining within their grasp.

No I'm not blaming Gonzalo for his own death. The fault remains with the Nazi SBU and their Nazi CIA puppeteers. I just wish he had listened to the many, many people who told him to leave while the going was good. I can only assume he thought he was protected because he had connections and money.