Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - Sept 30, 2023

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

Morning - a few thoughts have been swirling around by head this week.

First up traditional values. If only we could turn back the hands of time to "The Good Old Days" when life was better.

The question is better for who? Varying societal groups, professions and genetic families have different values and traditions they wish to reestablish from the same time period. Nostalgic memories are not universal.

divine right of kings, in European history, a political doctrine in defense of monarchical absolutism, which asserted that kings derived their authority from God and could not therefore be held accountable for their actions by any earthly authority such as a parliament. Originating in Europe, the divine-right theory can be traced to the medieval conception of God’s award of temporal power to the political ruler, paralleling the award of spiritual power to the church. By the 16th and 17th centuries, however, the new national monarchs were asserting their authority in matters of both church and state.
The bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627–1704), one of the principal French theorists of divine right, asserted that the king’s person and authority were sacred; that his power was modeled on that of a father’s and was absolute, deriving from God; and that he was governed by reason (i.e., custom and precedent). In the middle of the 17th century, the English Royalist squire Sir Robert Filmer likewise held that the state was a family and that the king was a father, but he claimed, in an interpretation of Scripture, that Adam was the first king and that Charles I (reigned 1625–49) ruled England as Adam’s eldest heir.
Britannica 9/2023

Birthright ascendancy to power, affluence and prestige on going for generations. Does an oppressor group have the right to suppress or rule another forever? Or, should turns be taken in periods of time (perhaps decades) where the power structures are reversed and a new group gains birthright privileges. Determining who's turn it is for ultimate power creates an unending stream of conflicts.

Or can humanity learn to actively engage in conflict resolution to create space for different community experiences to raise children and live adult lives?


A little research to better understand a standing ovation for a Nazi, retired from the Waffen SS, by the Canandian Parliament, Sabine Sparwasser, Germany’s ambassador to Canada, Ukrainian President Zelensky and other officials in attendance.

Canada is one of the oldest extant monarchies in the world.[19][38] Established in the 16th century,[n 1] the monarchy has evolved through a continuous succession of initially French and later British sovereigns into the independent Canadian sovereigns of today.[59] No part of Canada has been a republic or part of a republic;[60] though, there have been isolated calls for the country to become one. The Crown, however, is considered to be "entrenched" into the governmental framework.[64] The institution that is Canada's system of constitutional monarchy is sometimes colloquially referred to as the Maple Crown[n 2] or Crown of Maples,[68] Canada having developed a "recognizably Canadian brand of monarchy".
There are five aspects to the monarchy of Canada: 1. The constitutional monarchy: the use of the royal prerogative in summoning and dissolving parliament, granting royal assent, issuing orders-in-council, etcetera. 2. The national monarchy: for example, delivering the Speech from the Throne and the Royal Christmas Message, distributing honours, decorations, and medals, and partaking in Remembrance Day ceremonies. 3. The international monarchy: the monarch being head of state of each of the 15 Commonwealth realms, holding the position of head of the Commonwealth, attending heads of government meetings and Commonwealth Games, and so on. 4. The religious monarchy: the monarch having in his title the words by the grace of god, the Act of Settlement, 1701, requiring the sovereign to be Anglican, and the monarch encouraging people "to tolerate, accept, and understand cultures, beliefs, and faiths different from our own". 5. The welfare and service monarchy: seen in members of the royal family founding charities and supporting others, fundraising for charity, and giving royal patronage to civil and military organizations.
The government of Canada—formally termed His Majesty's Government[281]—is defined by the constitution as the King acting on the advice of his Privy Council;[285] what is technically known as the King-in-Council,[8] or sometimes the Governor-in-Council,[113] referring to the governor general as the King's stand-in, though, a few tasks must be specifically performed by, or bills that require assent from, the King.[288] One of the main duties of the Crown is to "ensure that a democratically elected government is always in place,"[256] which means appointing a prime minister to thereafter head the Cabinet[289]—a committee of the Privy Council charged with advising the Crown on the exercise of the royal prerogative
The royal prerogative further extends to foreign affairs, including the ratification of treaties, alliances, international agreements, and declarations of war,[301] the accreditation of Canadian high commissioners and ambassadors and receipt of similar diplomats from foreign states,
Wikipedia 9/2023

The Fascist Sympathies of Britain’s Aristocracy Tribune Oct, 25, 2020

The elective affinity between fascism and aristocracy goes a level deeper than these eye-catching cases. If aristocracy has a core, it is the preservation and perpetuation of an elite lineage, which is ultimately about purity of the blood. Even today, for instance, adoptees into aristocratic families in the UK are ineligible to inherit titles or properties – a fact which is not widely known.

Long before the advent of more modern race theory pseudo-sciences, this outlook of the English aristocracy provided the fount for the plantation system and racial segregation practiced from Ireland to the Caribbean and the America South. Earlier aristocracy would model control of heredity and the policing of mixing that eugenicists and fascists would later seek to impose upon entire national populations. Fascism, in short, broadened the practices and ideas of aristocracy, and attempted to develop them for a new century.

By the First World War the British aristocracy owned up to four-fifths of all the land in the UK – something which could be traced back to land enclosures from the 13th century onward which had helped to deepen aristocratic power in British society.
Yet the rise of industrial tycoons as a rival power base, and a Great War that devastated their ranks, pushed the aristocracy into survival mode. One strategy pursued – and now romanticised and bathed in nostalgia – was that of marrying a rich American, as dramatised in Downton Abbey. Another strategy, which has somehow been the source of less nostalgia, was political radicalisation – a panoply of restorationist and conservative revolutionary ideologies to restore and retain their leadership over land and country. “Aristo-fascism” is not to be conflated with pro-appeasement policies, but rather stands for the willingness to forego and oppose fundamental postulates of the democratic state in favour of some authoritarian alternative.
Our final example speaks to perhaps the most virulent strain of British fascism that made common cause with essential war aims of Nazi Germany, namely Archibald Ramsay and the “Judeo-Bolshevist” conspiracy. This conspiracy theory fused Russophobia, reactionary politics and racial antisemitism to construct a demonic Other which could be blamed for social ills from wars to exploitative financial practices and the spread of Communism. An absurdity, by any stretch of the imagination, and yet with the re-emergence of “cultural Marxist” conspiracy theories one that seems quite explicable in the 21st century.
There is hardly a major British institution that was left untouched by fascism, from the Bank of England to the Daily Mail to the House of Commons. Just as today there is hardly any other country that has so revelled in the glamorisation and persistence of feudal structures and their pursuit of mastery and luxury. If there is a story to be told about Britain and fascism, let it be this: while the people of Britain stood up to the Nazis, the British ruling class were in many cases enthusiastic collaborators – and found justification for being so in their own aristocratic roots and worldviews.


A repeat video from last week with explanation of what part I found most interesting as requested in one of last weeks comments.

First half of the video is a review of a speech Colonel Doug Macgregor presented at the Ron Paul Institute regarding problems facing America today. Video starts at 2:33 with discussion of Army officers regarding changes in historical recruitment and promotion since Nixon. 9:14 discuses historical special privileges of 20% of the upcoming officers related to Generals. 10:26 Another competency problem is the person with the most stars is the smartest person in the room. 12:06 update Ukraine from 10 days ago.

Ukraine and American Decline w/Col Doug Macgregor (27:10 min) Sept 19, 2023

Tony discusses Neocons in our government, followed by thoughts on Ukraine counteroffensive and 18:41 discuss Canadian Parliaments standing ovation for a member of Waffen-SS including history of military unit and Canada's follow-up.

Can Ukraine Possibly Still Win the War? w/Tony Shaffer (24:38 min) Sept 26, 2023

The livestream videos this week by Judge Napolitano channel ongoing discussions regarding current Ukraine/Russia conflict and this week Canadian Parliament. The interviews are generally posted on Monday through Friday if would like to view them in a more timely manner. The link opens in the LIVE column, occasionally an interview only appears in VIDEOS section.


Evaluation of counteroffensive operation launched in June by Ukranians, followed by discussion of possible Russian options, diplomatic outreach to outreach to Iran and North Korea. Last 10 minutes on military hardware of Unites States and Russia.



According to Adrei and Scott Ukrainian losses are 500,000 dead and up to 1 million injured. Other sources show at least 10 million have left the country. US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explains how destroying a country is a successful US jobs program in a speech this week.

MIC McConnell: Senator discloses that the indefinite proxy war in Ukraine is purposed with 'reindustrializing' the arms industry The Dossier Sept 27, 2023

In making the case for the continuing war effort, McConnell made sure to mention that the “Ukrainians,” and not Americans, “are doing the fighting themselves,” as if this was some kind of video game that justified the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of human beings.

His next comment really let the cat out of the bag.

“As a result of the weapons transfers that we’ve made to Ukraine, we are reindustrializing our base here in the United States,” McConnell added. “And we’re employing a significant number of Americans, in this country, building our industrial base again.”
The conversation gets even more bizarre and yet clarifying, with the host asking, “how does supporting Ukraine actually support U.S. jobs in the military industrial complex.”

Yes, she really said military industrial complex, a term coined by President Eisenhower to warn about the perverse incentive structures in the defense industry.

McConnell answers:

“As we ship weapons and ammunition to the Ukrainians, we rebuild those in many instances with more modern, cutting edge equipment.”

The video - Senator Mitch McConnell – CEPA Forum 2023 (16:07 min)


Political economists Radhika Desai and Michael Hudson are joined by geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar discuss changing Russia North Korea relationship, Asia economic vibrancy, BRICS, G20, and G77 and the UN General Assembly.

BRICS or NATO? G20 or G77? Summits mark rapidly changing world order (106:19min)

Pepe Escobar: Russia-China Partnership Defangs US Empire Sputnik Global News Sept 29, 2023

China’s State Council has released a crucial policy paper titled 'A Global Community of Shared Future: China’s Proposals and Actions' that should be read as a detailed, comprehensive road map for a peaceful, multipolar future.
The five key points include building partnerships “in which countries treat each other as equals”; a fair and just security environment; “inclusive development”; inter-civilization exchanges; and “an ecosystem that puts Mother Nature and green development first," as Xi detailed at the 2015 UN General Assembly.
The hegemon is already preparing the next stages of its hybrid war against China – even as it remains buried deep down into a de facto proxy hot war against Russia in Ukraine.

Russian strategic policy, in essence, completely aligns with the Chinese white paper, proposing a Greater Eurasian Partnership, a concerted drive towards multipolarity, and the primacy of the Global South/global majority in forging a new system of international relations.

But the Straussian neocon psychos in charge of the hegemon’s foreign policy keep raising the stakes. So it’s no wonder that after the recent attack on the HQ of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, a new National Security Council report leads to an ominous warning by Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev:
“NATO has turned into an openly fascist bloc similar to Hitler’s Axis, only bigger (...) It looks like Russia is being left with little choice other than a direct conflict with NATO (...) The result would be much heavier losses for humanity than in 1945."
There’s absolutely no way some sharp intellect in the Beltway would read the Chinese white paper and be “infected” by the concept of harmony. Under the yoke of Straussian neocon psychos, there are zero prospects for a détente with Russia – not to mention Russia-China.

Both the Chinese and Russian leaderships know quite well how the Ray McGovern-defined MICIMATT (military-industrial-congressional-intelligence-media-academia-think tank complex) works.

The kinetic aspect of MICIMATT is all about protection of the global interests of big US banks, investment/hedge funds and multinational corporations. It’s not a coincidence that MICIMATT monster Lockheed-Martin is mostly owned by Vanguard, BlackRock and State Street. NATO is essentially a mafia protection racket controlled by the US and the UK that has nothing to do with “defending” Europe from the “Russian threat."
Still, what Medvedev just said carries the implication that the hegemon on desperation row could even be tempted to launch WWIII against, in fact, a new “axis of evil” of three BRICS nations – Russia, China and Iran.

Secretary of the [Russian] National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev could not have been more crystal clear:
“In its attempts to maintain its dominance, the West itself destroyed the tools that worked better for it than the military machine. These are freedom of movement of goods and services, transport and logistics corridors, a unified system of payments, global division of labor and value chains. As a result, Westerners are shutting themselves off from the rest of the world at a rapid pace.”

If only they could join the community of shared future – hopefully on a later, non-nuclear, date.


Last week had a question on dizziness and potential cause. These videos each cover the subject a little differently. Hopefully provide a better understanding of some of the common causes and treatments available. Dizziness is also a common adverse effect of medications and a sign of physiological disorders and should be brought to the attention of your healthcare provider.

Do you have orthostatic hypotension? Light Headed with Standing? (4.05 min)

Top 3 Signs Your Vertigo is BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) (6:38 min)

Sign in 0:03 / 11:41 Vestibular & Vertigo Symptoms? 10 Best Balance Exercises. (11:41 min) 6:28 starts discussing vestibular dizziness

Sign in 9:03 / 19:59 Vertigo & Dizziness, Home Treatments (19:49) A visiting specialist discussing treatments that can be done at home to address various types of dizziness.


What is on your mind today?

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sorry to hear about the dizziness episodes.
Hope you can get to the bottom of it.

Westerners are shutting themselves off from the rest of the world at a rapid pace.

Seems like a planned failure?

Thanks for the Potluck!

Edited to fix god to good Wink

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dizzy and i
didn’t fall

I’m just practicing
how to Fly

throw yourself at the ground
and miss

smile people
it’s a Joke

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied in 1930’s Germany,
Now you know. . .
sign at protest march

@Tall Bald and Ugly

The trick is to float long enough to land less harmfully.

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I'll be taking a close look at these, we're definitely interested in this topic.

I'll be spending some time with your other links and videos.

Jeffrey Sachs takes a strategic view toward the risk of war with Russia over Ukraine and how it relates to our MICIMATT dominated state. He spends some time on the lessons of the Cuban missile crisis. Coincidentally, I had just finished chapters from the Doomsday Machine about the Cuban Missile crisis by Daniel Ellsberg, which describe in even greater detail, how perilous the uncontrollable factors were in that crisis, which dragged the world to the precipice of nuclear annihilation even after Kennedy and Khrushchev had agreed on the basic necessity to step down from the nuclear confrontation.

This has implications not only for the Ukraine war and all its attendant risks of escalation into a nuclear war that could destroy the world, but also, the danger of the other Eastern European NATO border states on Russia presenting a similar risk, along with the potential fronts in East Asia, including Korea, Taiwan and the South China Sea, where vital Chinese strategic interests are at stake.

Along these lines, the thought occurred to me, that negotiations and accommodation with North Korea implemented by Donald Trump after the "fire and fury" crisis, dragging the MIC along kicking and screaming is also something that deserves a lot of study. The MIC and neocons walked away from that agreement at the Hanoi summit thereby increasing the probability of nuclear war in Northeast Asia.

Great Potluck SOE. Always look forward to your Saturday OT.

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語必忠信 行必正直

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version it is that we will all live by, there's or ours.

There's isn't appealing whatsoever, understatement of the century imho

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I never knew that the term "Never Again" only pertained to
those born Jewish

R's...abortion is a sin
R's...Israel should kill all Hamas, children included


gates singing the woo-woo is appropriate
own nothing, be happy!

do our overlords really believe debt = unhappiness?
individual, perhaps
but collective debt is apparently joyful for the
investment class
"the dow soared today on the news debt interest
payments are below expectations!"
such a deal

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were a time when kids had reason to be confident that they would get more education and better jobs than their parents.
Upward class mobility and rise in standard of living was the norm.
The worst downward spiral I have personally experienced, was Reagonomics, which continues to harm my social and economic class to this day.
I remember kids could wander off in the woods or stroll through town all alone, no adult supervision. Hardly any thought was given to safety, beyond don't get run over by a vehicle,or bitten by a snake. Today, that safety level is unheard of. Parents can't let their children get out of sight.
While the system did favor whites, the pocs absolutely lived that safer life and their children had free or almost free state colleges to attend.
So, they were better days than now, and serve as a contrast to the present, might give future generations some goals for inspiration and aspiration.
Great OT, and before the day is out, I hope to watch some videos.
Thanks so much!

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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Been busy with trade day and errands today, so late to the party. Several chores on the docket, plus going out to eat tonight.

Everyone suggests it is slowly, slowly, then all at once, but my chores go slowly, slowly, and slower. It is nice to get things done though. So on I'll go.

Hope your homestead is going well too!

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

@Lookout repairs to my home. Upgrades to appliances, adding shelving, repairing facia, replacing gutters, French doors, and on and on. With luck, this will be the final facelift, and will last us until we die. Of course, one hurricane can screw it up.
The 3 man crew is rock solid, dependable, does excellent work. We had to wait on them, but it was worth it.
I have to arise early, get dressed, because they are here by 7:30 am. Other than that, no complaints, only praise.
Get those chores done, friend!

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

including the Judge Napolitano interview with Tony Shaffer, especially the part about Canada honoring the Waffen SS veteran. Shaffer explaining the difference between the German military and the Waffen SS, such that the Gallacian unit honored by Canada was specifically created to commit genocide, and saying that this is not left or right anymore, it's good vs evil, and this is evil, helped me believe some justice is possible as a result of of this insane event. I hope the Shaffer interview goes viral.

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@Linda Wood


Evil grows in the darkness!

Neil's take on what happened in Canadian parliament. Such a well thought observation about the state of the world affairs, arrogance of the rulling class and to some extent complacency of the world. "Unforgivable" disregard for the holliest of days. And afterwards shifting of the blame and so far no consequences. The silence from the leaders across the world is deafening and yes "Unforgivable".

1984 The ministry of truth...The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental, nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink.

Remember the words of George Orwell like a prophet he needs to be listened to.
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the LIE passed into history and became TRUTH. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past. And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quite simple. All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory.”

Neil " I say these are dangerous days and the Big Brother really is watching"

Heed the warning...

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Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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with her family on their 50-foot sailboat.

The journal kept by Jessica Renshaw (née Reynolds) during the trip was published in 1958 as a hardcover book for kids. In 2010 she posted it online.


Reading it brought back many childhood memories and mental associations for me as a so-called “Asian-American / Pacific Islander” (idpol, blechh).

What a beautiful, more innocent time and pace of life!

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....Human Right mean to you? Is it the action of an individual? Or is it the action of a collective?

Karl Sanchez from MOA sent out a transcript of Putin's speech today to commemorate the first anniversary of the official reunification of the first four Russian-populated districts, located inside Russia's historic borderland-corridor that connects Moscow to its 250 year-old navy base at Crimea. Generations of Russians have populated that strip of land, which is shown with red city names in the map below. The upbeat mood of today's commemorative is due to the relief among the ethnic Russian population — some 19 million people in all — who have been rescued from an ongoing extermination for their act of Self Determination to become a peaceful autonomous Republic inside Ukraine. The Minsk II
Agreement made peace possible. But the deal was made with dishonorable leaders. Liars.


From Vladimir Putin:

Dear friends! Dear citizens of Russia,

I congratulate you on the Day of the Reunification of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions with Russia.

A year ago, on September 30, a defining, truly historic and fateful event took place: agreements were signed on the admission of four new federal subjects to Russia. Millions of residents of the Donbass, Kherson and Zaporizhia regions have made their choice – to be with their Fatherland.

This conscious, long-awaited, long-suffering and truly popular decision was made by people together during referendums in full compliance with international standards, showed courage and unyielding character. They tried to intimidate them, to take away the right to determine their own future, their own destiny, to take away what is dear to everyone-culture, traditions, native language – everything that was hated by the nationalists and their Western patrons, who staged a coup in Kiev in 2014, and then unleashed a full-scale civil war, terror against dissidents, organized a blockade, constant shelling and punitive actions in the Donbas.

But nothing and no one can break the will of millions of people, their faith in truth and historical justice. The people of Russia supported the free and unambiguous choice of our brothers and sisters wholeheartedly, understood and deeply felt the main thing: by defending our compatriots in the Donbas and Novorossiya, we are defending Russia itself, fighting together for the Motherland, for our sovereignty, spiritual values and unity, for victory. I thank all the citizens of the country for this solidarity and patriotic spirit.

Today, we are also building our common future together, restoring and building schools and hospitals, homes and roads, museums and memorials. All our regions provide truly fraternal assistance to the cities and towns of Donbass and Novorossiya. Volunteers, public and religious organizations, parliamentary parties, entrepreneurs and labor collectives make their contribution to this work, to this common cause.

The recent elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics, Zaporizhia and Kherson oblasts were an important step in strengthening our common state, political and legal space. Just like a year ago, at historic referendums, people once again expressed and confirmed their will to be with Russia, supported their fellow countrymen, those who earned the people's trust by hard work and real deeds.

There is a lot of work ahead and solving complex problems, implementing a large-scale program for the revival and socio-economic development of our historical regions. And we will definitely achieve our goals.

I would like to make a special appeal to the residents of the Donetsk People's Republic, Luhansk People's Republic, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions. Thank you for the fact that, despite all the trials, you saved and passed on to your children the love of the Fatherland. Thanks to you, your firmness and determination, Russia has become even stronger. We are one people and together we will overcome everything and meet any challenges.

Happy holiday, dear friends, on the Day of Reunification with Russia.

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Ukraine looks more like a rummage bin of hand-me-downs than it does a coherent nation.
And maybe that's what it is supposed to be.

An interesting and contrasty Potluck. Thanks SOE

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The political system is what it is because the People are who they are. — Plato

in the newly installed dishwasher needed to be looped, requiring him to put a plastic ring around the hose, then tail it to the inside wall of the sink. 5 minutes labor.
I responded:
"When things need to be fixed, you fix things. Then things are fixed. When things are fixed, they no longer need to be fixed. I am glad that you fix things that need to be fixed."
Am I ready to be a politician? I sure sound like one.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

@on the cusp

can not be over-rated IMO

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@QMS handy. No doubt about it.

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"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." ---- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981

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No money for Ukraine either.


Well for now, but you know Biden is gonna get that $24 billion one way or the other. McConnell admitted that most of the billions for Ukraine hasn’t left the country because it’s been given to defense companies that get to build new weapons after we emptied all the old weapons and equipment that is no longer useable. Gee I’m glad that they are going to have lots more money to buy back their stock. Aren’t you?

The U.S. Army has over 2,000 M2 and M3 Bradleys in storage. They are obsolete for U.S. use, as they lack sufficient power supply to equip the new active protection systems that have become standard on frontline Bradley models. And with plans to replace the Bradleys with the new XM30 IFV beginning in 2029, there is little reason the U.S. needs to maintain a massive stock of thousands of unused Bradleys that do not meet its requirements for frontline units. As such, there is little reason to believe that Ukraine cannot continue to receive large shipments of Bradleys into the indefinite future.

So the Bradleys are obsolete for American troops, but they are perfectly fine for Ukrainian troops? I think that’s what you call money laundering. But it’s no wonder that Ukraine is kicking Russian buttocks…oh wait.

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Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

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Remember lots of the people on 1/6 have been charged with insurrection because they tried to AVERT the election certification. How is this different?

Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulls fire alarm as Dems try to delay vote on GOP stopgap spending bill

Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) pulled the fire alarm in a House office building Saturday as Democrats tried to delay a bipartisan vote on a Republican stopgap spending bill.

The wild incident in the Cannon Building was caught on camera and confirmed by several witnesses.

“An investigation into why it was pulled is underway,” a spokesperson for the GOP-controlled Administration Committee told The Post, confirming the incident.

Bowman’s spokeswoman Emma Simon admitted her boss made a mistake.

“Congressman Bowman did not realize he would trigger a building alarm as he was rushing to make an urgent vote.

“This is the United States Congress, not a New York City high school. To pull the fire alarm to disrupt proceedings when we are trying to draft legislation to AVERT A SHUTDOWN is pathetic…even for members of the socialist squad,”

Bowman insisted to reporters afterwards that he pulled the alarm handle — because he thought it would open the door.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Georgia) ripped the far-left pol for disrupting Saturday’s activities before demanding that the Department of Justice prosecute him for obstruction of an official proceeding — the same charge that has been used against January 6 rioters.

Goose and gander and as Bowman says, "no one is above the law!"

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Indifference to evil is more insidious than evil itself.
- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

I had a severe case of BPPV. My doctor said there was a way to cure it by using something called the Eply Maneuver. My wife and I went to Youtube and saw short video on how to do it. About the doctor who invented the technique.

Epley maneuver for vertigo was invented by Oregon doctor

After several attempts, I was cured for about a half a day. But on second day doing maneuver, BPPV went away.

Hmmm..here is self maneuver.

With help:

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did get time to check out the various dizziness and balance vids this morning over breakfast, catching up on mail and bills and like that. The funny thing is that I'm undergoing physical therapy because I had a small stroke July 17 that pretty much destroyed my sense of balance and balance (and did little else). None of the tests concerning my balance and none of the exercises I do to try to regain it are in the videos, though there is one thing in there that would probably help that isn't in my exercise program yet. The vids are no dubt useful to and sufficient for many, but one should always consider some in person diagnosis and treatment as well. Wink

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --