Knock knock

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Just spent a few days at the farm, got home last night, was to tired to produce an open thread.
So I will try to pen something this morning.
Of course, the recent news of the arrest warrant for Putin is a real hoot to come back to. The "no-knock" arrest will be an even bigger hoot. Wouldn't want to be that Swat team. Ha Ha.

Life with CBDCs w/ update

I have some free time on occasion. My brain travels to the future, when Banksters exert control over my life to comport with what is best for them.

Imagine finding a car to purchase. The dealer informs me my transaction was rejected. I follow up with a call to customer service, and a bot informs me that gas or diesel fueled vehicles will not be approved. Only $350,000 electric vehicles will be approved. Own nothing, be happy.

You can know the truth as soon as it doesn't matter

October Surprise

WASHINGTON — It has been more than four decades, but Ben Barnes said he remembers it vividly. His longtime political mentor invited him on a mission to the Middle East. What Mr. Barnes said he did not realize until later was the real purpose of the mission: to sabotage the re-election campaign of the president of the United States.

Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and China, reports of a smallpox outbreak in U.S.

Actually, I think the exact quote is "With tensions rising in the Taiwan Straits, and a major crisis developing in Southwest Asia, a smallpox outbreak was confirmed by the CDC in Oklahoma City." But that's too long to fit in the title.

This is the first installment of The News Before It's News. Bringing you tomorrow's news today.

The Weekly Watch

Train Wreck

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The train wreck in Palestine Ohio seems emblematic of the state of the nation and collective west. We've come off the rails economically, politically, socially, militarily, ecologically... There was some good news this week in the Netherlands, as the farmer protest party (BBB) won the largest number of members of their upper senate. Xi heads to Moscow this week. He may have a concept for peace in Ukraine. If that's true, my bet is the US will oppose it. Much more below the fold...


Album of the Week - 3-18-23

Afternoon folks!

This week we've got two eras of Chicago blues represented - an album from Muddy Waters starts us off, followed by Washboard Sam with Big Bill Broonzy and Memphis Slim. After that there's Don and Dewey with a compilation of some serious r&b. After that there's Bonnie Raitt's debut album which features Junior Wells on harmonica on about 4 tunes, then it's off to blues rock with Steppenwolf's live album. Finishing up is an album by Weather Report.


Welcome to Saturday's Potluck 3-18-2023

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Pablo Picasso

I have re-wrote the opening of today's diaries many times mentally and on the keyboard. Normal frustration of trying to sort and organize an uncomfortable subject. It is similar to the one many families face with an older generation - are they still competent to drive on public roads or take care of their own finances. Is it time for an intervention or at least a discussion?