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So last week the entire Canadian Parliament rose to their feet with raucous applause for a Nazi SS Veteran. It is indicative of the way in which Russiagate has morphed into Russiahate. The MP's heard "Ukrainian soldier Killed Russians" and jumped to their feet clapping like seals, but somehow they were deaf to the phrase, during WWII when of course Russia was our ally. Then to add fuel to the fire, we had Turdeau first throw the speaker under the bus, before declaring the incident was promoted by Russian propaganda. You really can't make it up. In the scheme of things it was a trivial event, but speaks volumes of the bias and ignorance in the west.

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Neil Oliver: ‘…unforgivable!’ (14 min)

‘…the world flipped on its head with ignorance & chilling doublethink!’

Trudeau called truckers Nazis. Now he’s fêted a real one
2 min from George Galloway
Trudeau and his colleagues called Canadian truckers Nazis and that two peeps of their horns was code for Heil Hitler.
and another 1.5 min from George.
Jackboots in Toronto
I don’t believe Trudeau didn’t know he was meeting a Nazi. If you’re still out there Adolf, get yourself down to Ontario because a hero’s welcome awaits you
and a final 2 min word from George.
Britain sent Canada thousands of Ukrainian Nazis and collaborators
Ukrainian Nazis and collaborators, 10,000 of them were sent to you by Britain after WW11, George tells Canadian caller Leem, who tells him that their children are not taught that Russia was an ally.

This week marked the one year anniversary of the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines. Jimmy testified about it in the UN security council. (11.5 min)

Watch Jimmy Dore’s full comments to the United Nations Security Council on September 26, 2023

Sy Hersh new article...
A YEAR OF LYING ABOUT NORD STREAM

The Biden administration has acknowledged neither its responsibility for the pipeline bombing nor the purpose of the sabotage
It is important to understand that no Russian gas was flowing to Germany through the Nord Stream pipelines when Joe Biden ordered them blown up last September 26. Nord Stream 1 had been supplying vast amounts of low-cost natural gas to Germany since 2011 and helped bolster Germany’s status as a manufacturing and industrial colossus. But it was shut down by Putin by the end of August 2022, as the Ukraine war was, at best, in a stalemate. Nord Stream 2 was completed in September 2021 but was blocked from delivering gas by the German government headed by Chancellor Olaf Scholz two days prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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The Biden administration blew up the pipelines but the action had little to do with winning or stopping the war in Ukraine. It resulted from fears in the White House that Germany would waver and turn on the flow of Russia gas—and that Germany and then NATO, for economic reasons, would fall under the sway of Russia and its extensive and inexpensive natural resources. And thus followed the ultimate fear: that America would lose its long-standing primacy in Western Europe.

Not to mention the massive methane release perhaps the largest single release ever.

Nord Stream pipeline leaks are ‘catastrophic for the climate’
Methane leakage is likely to be the biggest burst of the powerful greenhouse gas on record in one of the most polluted bodies of water.
“Whoever ordered this should be prosecuted for war crimes and go to jail,” said Rob Jackson, a Stanford University climate scientist.
The worst-case scenario is estimated to be 778 million cubic metres of gas leaked, according to the Danish government.

Hidden environmental danger of the Nordstream pipeline explosions

We once had a chance of peace, but of course it wouldn't be allowed...

What JFK tried to do before his assassination w/Jeffrey Sachs (50 min)
We will never know the world that could have been had President John F. Kennedy's assassination never taken place, but an inkling of how things could have been different can be found in the final months of his life. In his new book, To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace, Jeffrey Sachs unearths JFK's final political campaign—to establish a secure and lasting peace with the Soviet Union. How far did JFK's efforts go? What sort of progress was made on ending the Cold War, not through the collapse of the Soviet Union, but rather through mutual cooperation and understanding? To answer these questions and more, Jeffrey Sachs joins The Chris Hedges Report.
Full Transcript: President Kennedy’s Peace Speech at American University (June 10, 1963)

There are some peace seekers today. Clare Daly among them...

Clare is followed by another peace seeker, Jeffery Sachs at about the 30 min mark.

Also from the pages of, "You Can't Make It Up", is the fact that the dimwits have weaponized the justice dept into the lawfare division. They have targeted the leading competitor for the president in 2024, the Trumpster.
$18M Mar-a-Lago. New York judge finds Trump liable for fraud (27 min)

Trump plans to appear at New York court hearing in fraud case

In return the repugs are conducting an impeachment inquiry.
But even without direct access to Biden family finances, the Comer Committee produced a remarkable array of witnesses, testimony and documents. The outpouring of facts, documents and witness testimony can be overwhelming to sort out, but Comer went a long way to clarifying the complex story with the release of a Biden family “Influence Peddling Timeline.” It’s an important document, painting an all-too-human picture of scoundrels, sleaze, and corruption.

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Somehow the congress critters managed to avoid a government shutdown.
Shutdown averted?

The threat of a federal government shutdown was suddenly easing Saturday after the House quickly approved a 45-day funding bill to keep agencies open, once Speaker Kevin McCarthy dropped demands for steep spending cuts and relied on Democratic votes for passage.

The rushed package would leave behind aid to Ukraine, a White House priority opposed by a growing number of GOP lawmakers, but increase federal disaster assistance by $16 billion, meeting President Joe Biden’s full request.

Don't the pols lose their pay during a shutdown, or is it just the working federal employees?
We'll see what happens after the 45 day short term funding bill.

Update (2155ET): Following the Senate’s passage of the Continuing Resolution, Rep. Matt Gaetz took to Twitter, where he was enraged over a side deal made between Speaker Kevin McCarthy and the Democrats for Ukraine funding, which Gaetz says he “didn’t tell House Republicans” about until after the vote. Gaetz was responding to Punchbowl News’ Jake Sherman, who related a message from House Democratic leadership. “When the House returns, we expect Speaker McCarthy to advance a bill to the House Floor for an up-or-down vote that supports Ukraine, consistent with his commitment to making sure that Vladimir Putin, Russia and authoritarianism are defeated. We must stand with the Ukrainian people until victory is won.”

While we're in the "You can't make it up" theme, let's touch on the censorship industrial complex. You will be canceled (or worse) for wrong think!

“I am still well but my condition is deteriorating. I am trying with all my strength to keep a small part of myself alive. A small part which I will use when I get out of prison to exist again, to be Julian again. I’m a fighter and I know that’s what I have to do.”
Julian Assange

How the Censorship Industrial Complex Destroyed Free Internet (w/ Max Blumenthal) (80 min)
The rise in Clinton liberalism and Trump derangement has led to the highly censored and heavily surveilled Internet of today.
Transcript here.

The only person to go to prison for the US torture program was the man who reported it.
The only person associated with the CIA's global torture program who was prosecuted and imprisoned was the man who blew the whistle on it — John Kiriakou.

A talk about a chief target of the censors, COVID truths. It is obvious the power of big pharma over all media, control what is allowed and what is not. Sure makes the European "online safety bill" scary.
Excess deaths debate in parliament (14 min)
Why will MPs not attend this essential debate? No stick your heads in the sand refuse to see the excess deaths around the world especially in highly vaccinated populations.
Excess deaths for the Week ending 15 September 2023 (Week 37)
UK, + 36,316
Hungary, - 3,183
USA, 147,828
Poland, - 456
Australia, + 9,992
Canada, + 3,954
Netherlands, + 9,002
New Zealand, + 2,804
Sweden, - 1,082
Denmark, + 1,895
But no debates will be allowed to be heard, even when they take place.

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the truth is beginning to leak a bit.

Dr. Peter McCullough: "The government shouldn't OWN these vaccines"

What are we to make of the new Covid vaccine? Dr. Peter McCullough joins us to discuss why he will decline to recommend them to his patients. They once again have been authorized under emergency use. What is the emergency use? We can't find it.

there are so many more "You Can't Make It Up Stories. I hope you'll add some to the mix below...

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I'm fairly certain the climate chaos (NYC experienced some of that this week) will be used as a lever of control rather than a scientific effort at stabilization. Additionally the looming economic disaster will be used to introduce CBDC as more means of control.

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What is it about these maniacs that drives them to want to control others?

Let's close out with one of Alex walk and talk.

US shutdown over Ukraine. Blinken's turn to rewrite history. Russia isolated by Latin America.
As you saw above the shutdown has been at least temporarily averted.

Once again I hope you'll post any story which you think deserves to be in the pages of the "You Can't Make It Up" edition. Have a great Sunday!

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https://oversight.house.gov/the-bidens-influence-peddling-timeline/
My question is, other than FAUX News, will any other MSM outlet even cover the facts of the story. All I see are denials and cover ups.

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In bubble land, they can make this sh*t up.

An astonishing admission by WEF.

World Economic Forum "agenda contributor", Mariana Mazzucato:

Our attempt to vaccinate the entire planet failed, "climate change" is "too abstract" for people to understand, but the coming water crisis is something that everyone will get on board with.

thanks for the watch!

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@QMS

I don't know ask the people in NYC.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/live-blog/new-york-flooding-live-up...
Subway stations flooded, and service on some lines were suspended earlier in the day. Metro-North service was also disrupted by flooding.
As of 9:30 p.m. more than 8 inches of rain fell at JFK airport in New York City, and over 7 inches was reported in Brooklyn, according to the National Weather Service. Central Park got over 5 inches of rain, and Fordham in the Bronx saw over 6 inches.

We're droughty, so from the other side of the equation Climate is an important issue...not to mention the resulting migration which accompanies climate chaos.
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Of course water is a more immediate need. Three days without water and we're literally dying. So it might be a better lever, or as St George said it's a big club they use to beat you over the head.

Thanks for the visit. Have a good Sunday!

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US Marine Corps Officer Scott Ritter Reveals TRUTH About Ukraine (43 min)

Scott Ritter is a former United Nations Weapons Inspector and US Marine Corps Intelligence Officer with extensive knowledge of Ukraine and Russia history. Today we explore the problems with the Russia Ukraine War and share insights into how it could end soon.

0:00 - Intro
1:55 - Welcome Scott Ritter
2:15 - Why the War Didn't Start in 2022
3:25 - US Ambassador Warns of Russian War
4:12 - How the Conflict Began in 1942
7:26 - If Putin Withdraws Will This Conflict End?
9:00 - Putin's Controversial Speech
13:55 - The Minsk Accords
15:00 - Did Russia Try to End the War?
18:10 - Why Russia Invaded Ukraine
21:05 - Why a Neutral Ukraine is Key to Peace
24:46 - Will there be a DMZ in Ukraine?
29:40 - Is America's Investment in Ukraine a Goof Thing?
31:50 - Is America Only Spending 5% of Military Budget?
35:05 - Is America Ukraine's Friend?
38:02 - When will the Ukraine War End?
40:32 - Problems with Ukrainian Refugees

Empty Actions, No Victory Odds | Larry C. Johnson (31 min)

Larry C. Johnson is a veteran of the CIA and the State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism. He is the founder and managing partner of BERG Associates, which was established in 1998. Larry provided training to the US Military’s Special Operations community for 24 years. He has been vilified by the right and the left, which means he must be doing something right. You can also follow him on telegram (https://t.me/sonar_21), Patreon and Substack (https://larrycjohnson.substack.com).

EDIT to add from autoearth today:
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@Lookout ...is really developing into a fine journalist. I've been watching him since before he moved to Vancouver and covered the Meng Wanzhou extradition. It's a great interview of Scott Ritter.

Just a note here that a US media institution has allowed someone to speak the truth about Yoon Seok-yeol's authoritarian traits and South Korea's slide into dictatorship. The New Yorker opinion column is behind a pay wall, but I was able to read it entirely by using the New Yorker twitter link below to access it.

Thanks for the WW Lookout.

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@soryang

...and I've seen clips from his home with a (baby?) grand piano in the back ground. I wonder if he sings.

And just want to say so far so good on gulf hurricanes so far this year. They've all curved north. Let's hope the pattern continues.

Thanks for your continued coverage of S. Korea's authoritarian push.

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@Lookout Raining four days in a row, the last couple of days almost continuously until a couple of hours ago. Now the sun is out for a change. We've had about four inches of rain in the last three days (total, my amateur measurement with a bucket). There are pools of water everywhere. Finally, the mayor had public works clear out the drainage system in this low lying community. So the area continued to drain even at high tide.

We've been very lucky so far with hurricane season. I can't believe the flooding in NYC. Never saw anything like it.

I posted one of the South Korean Armed Forces day videos here the other day. Today, I saw that Christine Ahn, a leader of the Korean peace movement here in the US, found a tweet with an even better short video piece of the marshaling area for the parade, which made the point even more effectively.-

What's with the big video screens?

Thanks LO.

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@soryang

...but it is what it is. At least there are only 8 more weeks to worry about hurricanes.

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Joe Biden Faces Disastrous Defeat if RFK Jr Runs as Third Party Candidate

Team Biden should have thought of that when they were kicking RFK Jr. out of the party primaries...

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"Israel is in the process of destroying itself" -- Miko Peled

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@Cassiodorus

Each fighting against their most hopeful candidates.

However, if either manages to get elected, the likelihood that they could actually defuse the deep state is about zero...sadly. But it is interesting to observe.

The Newsweek 2021 piece comes courteous of autoearth. Glad you liked it.

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@Lookout which hopeful candidate on the R side is that party fighting against? I don't see an obvious counterpart to RFK Jr over there.

Interesting comment the other day from D and DNC loyalist James Carville, who nevertheless wants Biden to step aside to improve D chances in Nov. He thinks Nikki Haley would beat Biden straight up. I tend to agree.

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@wokkamile

Trump of course...(as are the dimwits). I remind people to look at Trump's last term. He got mired in the swamp...surrounding himself with bolton, pompous, et al.

Bobby is worth considering...not that I think there's a political solution to a broken system. His announcement next Monday will be interesting.

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@Lookout isn't exactly bringing its power to bear to prevent DJT from being nominated as the DNC is doing to Kennedy. By the looks of it therefore, they would seem to be just fine with another DJT nomination and presidency. No organized effort by Rs to prevent this. Just the anti-T centrist Rs who were against him last time, plus a few DJT former backers who've backed off this time over the indictments. Very few so far. Perhaps that number will increase as things heat up next year, and esp after a few criminal convictions.

The Swamp: Who brought in (or back) Bolton, Pompeo et al, and also elevated Fauci? Those choices are totally on the Donald. An odd way to drain the swamp. A bunch of neocon cave dwellers, excepting possibly occasionally CJCS Milley. T got steamrolled by the Deep State, but for most of that he has only himself to blame. No excuses. All I want to hear from him on this issue is, It was MY fault, I apologize and pledge to do much better next time. But apologies are not in his makeup.

He alsoreally blew it on Covid with the Warp Speed effort, which he continues to boast about, while at the same time distancing himself from the inevitable mandates. The shutdown occurred on his watch too, while he predictably tries to foist that decision off on the states, forgetting to tell his listeners that he sent out Dr Birx to the states to "encourage" them to do just that.

Typical behavior by tough-talking Tough Guys: they can talk the talk, the easy part, but usually fail to walk the walk.

Btw, thx for the link to the Hedges-Sachs interview. Sachs' book is actually from a decade ago. It was refreshing, a bit surprising, to see the normally rather anti-Kennedy Chris Hedges this time show some fairness or evenhandedness in the chat w Sachs.

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@Cassiodorus @Cassiodorus support for Biden consists of anti-Trump D/D-leaning voters. Given some time, once he's out of the grips of DNC primary rigging, RFK Jr should grow his base of D support to where it exceeds the number he pulls away from the R/Trump. And he would get a solid majority of D-leaning indies. Edit: Note, more voters identify as Indies than with either of the 2 major parties.

This scenario alone should give pause to the DP as they consider whether it's a good idea to put forth an aging incumbent with dismal polling numbers for over a year.

The thought does occur that maybe Jr will do to the D incumbent what his father did 55 yrs ago -- force the incumbent to step aside.

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@wokkamile

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items of content therein. Trying to get back on schedule, but it's really slow going and I'm way behind. Always great to hear Clare Daly, btw.

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 --

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@enhydra lutris

As we say around here..."it's always something", and it is. Just little tasks around here today. Tomorrow more challenging jobs await.

Keeps things interesting. Be well!

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they do it every day

aint none of this surface shit is real
except that it distracts from the hand
you Don’t see doing god knows
what under the radar/table

cj hopkins has a new piece up where
he explains Again in simple terms
his view of whats happening
and how desperate the blob is getting

the piece above on water wars(h/t qms)
being the perfect example

and folks will refuse to
see it until reality kicks in
their face and then they’ll
wonder how it could have happened

but i’m just
a CTer so wtfdik?

tanks for the watch
it is fun to

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

Explain Bldg #7. . . still waiting. . .

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

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aint none of this surface shit is real
except that it distracts from the hand
you Don’t see doing god knows
what under the radar/table

Unraveling what's spun is fun, but alas, of no real use except personal satisfaction.

Take care and be well!

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First the introduction.

Dmitry Medvedev@MedvedevRussiaE

The number of idiots in power in NATO countries is growing.

One newly minted moron, the British Secretary of State for Defence, decided to move the UK military training of Ukrainian soldiers into Ukraine. That is, to turn the British military instructors into our Armed Forces’ legal targets; while being fully aware that they will be ruthlessly eliminated, and this time not as mercenaries but as British NATO specialists.

Another fool from Bundestag, the chairwoman of German Defence Committee with an unpronounceable surname, is clamouring to immediately provide the ukrobanderovtsy with Taurus missiles to enable the Kiev regime to hit deep into Russia’s territory to weaken the supply of our army. That is, it is in accordance with international law. Well, in that case the strikes against the German plants which produce these missiles, will also fully correspond to international law.

Really, these halfwits are actively pushing us to WWIII…

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@humphrey

The number of idiots in power in NATO countries is growing.

A ship of fools...

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@Lookout

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@mimi

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Wish we had more loose lips. Hope all is well in your world!

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@Lookout

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"Israel is in the process of destroying itself" -- Miko Peled

Naturally, I have been extremely busy all day, still have another project to work on before I can even start viewing all your videos. I may be posting comments in your thread for a couple of days, at this rate.
Bibi is a Hitler apologist. (Maybe an avid admirer, give the daily murder of Palestinians.)
It is illegal in numerous European States to deny the Holocaust, or say anything remotely favorable about the Nazis, but Bibi, the Jewish Statesman can, to great applause.
And no, you can't make this shit up.Hope your homestead chores are getting done. Our home improvements are possibly finished this week, or by next week, mid-week.
The crew is headed by an old client of mine who became a very close friend over the decades. He is the one I have mentioned is a first cousin to Stevie Ray Vaughan. His son was also my client. His son died suddenly in his sleep from a heart attack. He was 38. I went to his wake.
He was vaxxed. No prior heart issues.
What a world!

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@on the cusp

...in a world of shit. We all wade through the creek best we can.

Take care and congrats on your crew!

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@Lookout @Lookout You never, ever know how to pronounce any county or city name correctly in Texas. Our joke was how to pronounce "Houston". How about "Yooston"?

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@on the cusp

never seems to be the way they are spelled
especially if there is an inconvenient R in it

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@QMS
It is pronounced Ver-SALES by native Kentuckians. Every time I hear it it’s like nails on a chalk board. If I happen to forget and pronounce it as the French do, I get stared at like I’m the Martian idiot.

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“What the herd hates most is the one who thinks differently; it is not so much the opinion itself, but the audacity of wanting to think for themselves, something that they do not know how to do.”
-Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

@ovals49 is pronounced "La Sal". rhyming with a woman called Sal, short for Sally. So, it isn't just Texas, but we are bad. Really bad. The worstest!

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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

@ovals49 @ovals49 and Louville. quite a dialect. I will never get over the shocking realization, when visiting a Burger King in Springfield, that The Simpsons was a documentary.

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@on the cusp
...who travel into Opelika. They get to arguing about how to say the name of the town...O - pel- ica vs
op i leka. They stop at the first joint and ask how do you say the name of this place? The worker says, DAIRY QUEEN!

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@humphrey

...sadly such a sell out! Whatta shame.

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I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

Abbie Hoffman

be well and have a good one

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@humphrey
Sounds as naive as both did in the 1960s. Suggests that Bernie could be clinically diagnosed with early stage dementia; not processing new information and relies upon well worn older analyses.

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@humphrey I have yet to see or hear the argument that, no, the US is not funding a regime that harbors Nazis and bans its left-wing parties, that, no, 310,000 Ukrainians haven't died since February of last year, that the counter-offensives do in fact have NATO air cover, and so on. It's always Russia is evil and they're occupying Ukrainian territory so let's give them cluster munitions and anyone who says otherwise is a Putin puppet and must be immediately censored, so on.

If Russia were as evil as the liberal neocons thought it is, then the current operation wouldn't have all of the earmarks of a con job, complete with the rewriting of World War II history, and the liberal neocons wouldn't have voted against auditing the funding.

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with the apparently obligatory Big Lie that Russia "invaded and occupied" Crimea in 2014. Such comments blackwash over the existence of multi-generational Russian settler families, to say nothing of the naval base at Sevastopol that Catherine the Great bought from the Turks in the late 18th century, that has housed the Russian (and then Soviet, and now Russian again) Black Sea fleet ever since.

The Big Lie also erases, or at best minimizes with the assumption that there was "coercion", the awkward fact that Crimean citizens voted on a referendum to rejoin the Russian mainland, and that the results were overwhelmingly in favor of doing so (see: multi-generational Russian settler families, Russian Black Sea naval base).

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It has been beautiful this weekend...

Neil Young - Harvest Moon (5 min)

Come a little bit closer
Hear what I have to say
Just like children sleeping
We could dream this night away
But there's a full moon rising
Let's go dancing in the light
We know where the music's playing
Let's go out and feel the night

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

When we were strangers
I watched you from afar
When we were lovers
I loved you with all my heart
But now it's getting late
And the moon is climbing high
I want to celebrate
See it shining in your eye

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

Because I'm still in love with you
I want to see you dance again
Because I'm still in love with you
On this harvest moon

Have a great evening.
See you tomorrow.

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@Lookout We are pretty partial to it in this house!

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@on the cusp

Why Is it Called the Harvest Moon?

For several evenings, the moonrise comes soon after sunset. This results in an abundance of bright moonlight early in the evening, which was a traditional aid to farmers and crews harvesting their summer-grown crops. Hence, it’s called the “Harvest” Moon!

There are just a little over 12 complete Moon cycles every year, on average (there being about 29.53 days in a synodic month). The Harvest Moon isn’t like the other Moons.

Usually, throughout the year, the Moon rises an average of about 50 minutes later each day. But for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the northern USA, and only 10 to 20 minutes later farther north in Canada and Europe.

Additionally, the Harvest Moon rises at sunset and then will rise very near sunset for several nights in a row because the difference is at a yearly minimum. It may almost seem as if there are full Moons multiple nights in a row!
https://www.almanac.com/what-harvest-moon

This year it was also a supermoon. Hope y'all have been enjoying the harvest moon this year!

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@lotlizard
https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2023/10/the-5-stages-of-america/
I liked the last stage the best:
Acceptance: We are going to survive even if things will never be like they used to be. We can no longer consume more than we produce. We have hard work and hard times ahead of us. We can join with our family and neighbors in creating a better society with less materialism and more personal interaction. Time to join a church, get some chickens, plant a garden and learn to repair small engines.

I'm using more and more battery powered tools these days instead of gas powered small motors.

Great to see you this morning. Hope all is well with you across the pond!

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

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read every column you write and watch or listen to many of the podcasts. Such great and comprehensive subject matter. Can't thank you enough.

Mon mari comes from western Illinois. Those place names are good for a laugh especially for those of us raised north of Mexico or in the Latin Mass. So Rye-ooh is Rio; San Joe's is San Jose; Kay-row is Cairo. There are many more. His mom really knew her local names and knew her Latin as well.

Been wanting to share one of my favorite candidates for the national anthem since. your 4th of July post: America the Beautiful

I cleaned 21 windows yesterday listening to Alex and The Duran plus other links from here about what is going on.

Weather is 30 C today and except for our six inches in September we got in a little over a week have had very warm weather for two months. Lots of rain falls in very short time frames and runs out in the creeks which feed the Loire and eventually the Atlantic. We are the same latitude as Astoria, Oregon or Mt. Saint Helens.

ETA: just got the mail and lookee here...our insurance is encouraging two Covid 19 shots and a flu shot. This is for our protection. Are you freakin' kidding me? Signed by Dominique Martin MD who ever. This is beyond bizarre given all the contrary evidence freely available in the world. These people are nuts. We wonder how many are taking them up on their shots. Out here in the country it doesn't seem like many. I can't help being upset by this.

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A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit. Allegedly Greek, but more possibly fairly modern quote.

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