OT WED 3 APR 24 ~ cruising for a bruising


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The US/CIA warmongers are treading a dangerous path at the blessing of congress
and the executive branches of government. And monied interests.

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Using proxy players such as Ukraine and Israel to wreck havoc on the world for
their neocon dream of world dominion can not last indefinitely. Their puppets in
the EU and UN give no substantial push-back to the widespread destruction by
NATO, MIC and mercenary forces. As Smedley Butler pointed out almost 100
years ago - war is a racket. Costing untold millions of lives for the benefit of a
small consortium of wealthy and powerful interests. Imperial greed knows no
bounds.

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I realize I am preaching to the choir here. But it spiritually sickens me see
the world being plunged into irretrievable darkness. My only hope is the
recent formation of BRICS+ and the visions of strong nations can develop
multilateralism to counter this insanity.

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off to do the eye exam routine (every-other year).
get an updated script so I can order a new pair of
spectacles thru Zenni online. Clarity fades with time.

Cheers

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usefewersyllables's picture

either the Osage or Abenaki people for this timeless saying:

When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.

There's no more efficient way to poison all the rivers at once than nuclear war. We're getting there at a very rapid rate. No matter what the question might be, war is never the answer.

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

Any cataracts yet? If not, be patient. They will come.
The US is behind the 8 ball when it comes to war. Our war materiel is outdated. We can't compete with the new-fangled equipment manufactured by our "enemies". Plus, our military is not battle tested.
We are so stupid.
I am running late, coffee was especially good this morning.
As the clients come in with their screw ball problems, I will be thinking of beer-thirty.
Thanks for the OT, 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

@on the cusp
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It's actually been 3 years since "seeing" the eye doc.
No cataracts in sight. Script is the same, so guess the
failing clarity is just in my mind. Smile

Apparently the gazzilions spent on weapons will not
make us any more powerful than Russia. Maybe the
immigrants will be the new army? Arm the stupedos.

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@QMS results was after the $10,000 cataract surgery. Well, clear your mind. Drink more coffee, or a beverage of your choice.
My client has relented, will attend mediation to settle her asset division in her divorce.
That means, I do not have to put on testimony in open court about why she should be awarded 6 pairs of pastel colored panties and a pastel blue exercise bra in her final decree of divorce. I will not have to question the husband about why he will not return them to her. I can also stop wondering if the man is pretty much his wife's size.
Now, you might think I am kidding. I am not.

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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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Douglas Macgregor predicts escalation:

The Judge briefly brings up the idea that the strike on the aid workers was not an accident, but Macgregor wants to discuss something else. It's too bad. My guess is that the strike on the aid workers was planned out in advance by US Special Forces.

Oh, and Caitlin Johnstone:

The Zionist plan for the Palestinians is to kill them and drive them off their land by whatever cruelty is necessary, with the understanding that one day people will look back on it in the same way they look back on the genocides of other indigenous populations, saying “Yeah it was bad, but that was in the past so there’s nothing we can do about it.”

Whaddaya think? Nuclear weapons?

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"The war on Gaza, backed by the West, is a demonstration that the West is willing to cross all lines. That it will discard any nuance of humanity. That it is willing to commit genocide" -- Moon of Alabama

@Cassiodorus
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do the oligarchs value their egos more than humanity?
Playing second fiddle is not in their repertoire.

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regards to Israel's behavior is nothing more than smoke and mirrors.

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/03/biden-israel-strike-aid-workers...

The Biden administration has no plans to change its policy toward Israel after the ally’s forces killed seven humanitarian aid workers.

President Joe Biden was privately enraged by the deadly strike and in a public statement upbraided Israel for it, calling for “accountability” to those responsible and demanding more humanitarian assistance be allowed into Gaza. But two senior administration officials said that is as far as he and the White House will go for now.

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@humphrey My guess is that he ordered it personally.

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"The war on Gaza, backed by the West, is a demonstration that the West is willing to cross all lines. That it will discard any nuance of humanity. That it is willing to commit genocide" -- Moon of Alabama

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is what the .01% are gunning for. Only they have the enormous resources to build underground bunkers large enough and stocked with years of provisions to wait out a contaminated surface world to emerge into a world free of useless eaters.
Their vision of a livable after-world is entirely misplaced but we will not be around to tell them "I told you so!"
Personally, I think they will wind up killing each other in their bunkers through endless pecking order confrontations.
We need to out them through the construction workers that have built these bunkers worldwide, as we know they didn't build the damn things themselves. Locate them. Publicize where they are. Reveal the security features associated with each one.
And most importantly, who funded their creation.
We need a database of targets in the event of a conflagration.
Although there is a certain comfort in knowing they will wind up eating each other.
To the last Oligarch, bon appetite.
Thanks for the OT.

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Neither Russia nor China is our enemy.
Neither Iran nor Venezuela are threatening America.
Cuba is a dead horse, stop beating it.

@earthling1
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anyway you cut it, it all ends up ground meat or blood sausage.

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“Resonating Life which Continues to Stand” teamLab Tokyo

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2024/03/teamlab-continuous/

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@earthling1 I don't think the 0.01% would last in the bunkers as long as they think they would. They need an armies worth of servants, since the can't actually do anything besides shift numbers around (which really makes one wonder why they are deemed so valuable in society). When the SHTF, whatever currency they used to have would be rendered meaningless. Whoever is the head of the army would take over, until they too were assassinated.

On another note, a few years back, I found the website to a construction company that specialized in bunkers, ultra high security estates. They emphasized how they kept secrecy by isolating all of the parts, so no single entity except the owner knew the whole picture. The architects would be subdivided/ would not know the location, the foundation crews would work on different ares but not the whole thing, etc.

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@BORG_US_BORG

the bunkers for the ultrarich: As I've said before, I suspect that their carefully selected enslaved security goons will give them a couple of weeks of living like kings- until said goons can't stand the 24/7 bitching any more, as the Beautiful People discover that they stocked the wrong wine/cigars/ice cream/whores and they can't go to Starbucks and the air smells funny and worse yet the arugula is wilting. Horror.

The goons will then come to the realization that *they* can live like kings instead. Two weeks in, the lifeless carcasses of the original rich people will be flung over the walls of their compounds by their own muscle. This interim situation will then persist until a) the raging masses show up and b) the ammo runs out.

End result will be the same. I just find it perversely amusing that the rich people are very effectively breeding, training, and arming their own apex predators.

Meanwhile, when the SHTF: that place down the road that was all dug up for over 6 months, and now has fresh sod with a couple of J-shaped vent pipes sticking out of the ground? Find the one that is sucking, not blowing, and build your campfire under it. Or better yet, just empty a few cans of spray foam into it. For greater fun, find the hatches and put a few dozen big rocks on them- or weld them shut. And once again, the end result will be the same...

We really are all in this together, .01%ers. Mark my words.

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Twice bitten, permanently shy.

@usefewersyllables suggestions! Especially if the pipe emitting sewage gasses is located...
I bet their shit does stink!

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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

@BORG_US_BORG rich bastards gonna fight off their servants? Will a chef be trusted with a sharp knife? Do they expect that last meal to be taken from them or handed to them by their faithful servant? Do they think their nights will be spent in comfortable sleep, with no fear o the integrity of their throats?
Humanity that ends on this note proves humanity is a failed experiment.
What complete idiots the Top $ Tier are.

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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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@earthling1

People faced with certain death are not going to let a fully stocked bunker go to some asshole that might have caused the world’s destruction even if they get to live inside it. They might just slaughter the family because the supplies will last longer. Besides after the world ends who wants to take orders from someone just because they are richer?

I don’t think the bunker folks have thought this through. If people know that the parasites have built bunker systems then good luck getting to them from the airport. Unless they slide into them long before the event happens. And if the world ends by nuclear war those bunkers will become their graves. Why look forward to a future like that? I want to go out in the first blast.

Just learned that Boeing has extended its contract to test nuclear missile systems on the west shore of the Great Salt Lake. Not nuclear weapons, but the delivery system. Gee with all the Boeing news what can go wrong? Can you imagine what an 80,000 lbs bomb could do to a house? Sure you can. How many millions you ask? Close to $400 million. Just think of the dent that could put in the homeless problem.

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Which AIPAC/MIC/pharma/bank bought politician are you going to vote for? Don’t be surprised when nothing changes.

@snoopydawg too. Who wants to die slowly? Hell, get it over with asap.
Since rich people know nothing about home repair, how to wash clothes, how to cook...what are they imagining their safe house life to be like?
If I were their driver taking them to the bunker, I would insist they go in first.

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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

a grain of salt.

The rest of the tweet:

By US being the source of delivering "aid", it provides cover for any ICJ hearings for US administration.

Cynical maybe, but the four blind mice excusing literally every blatant war crime makes it a probability instead of a possibility.

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