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The Ukrainians are Not Zs

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The Russian troops had a Z displayed on their equipment and uniforms. Ukraine therefore canceled the letter Z, so that makes them not Zs.

The most popular theory used by military experts to explain the letters is that they were written according to the respective areas where the Russian troops are usually stationed, with Z potentially standing for Zapad (west).

Others believe the letters were drawn in an attempt to avoid friendly fire, while some pro-Kremlin Russian military experts have speculated that the letter Z stands for the name of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and the letter V for Vladimir Putin.

The Russian defense ministry itself has not commented on any of the theories, and instead posted on its Instagram channel that Z meant Za pobedu (“for victory”) and V stood for “power of truth”.

The Germans are not Zs too. German States Outlaw Display of Russia's 'Z' War Symbol.

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The Hypersonic Speed of Stupidity

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It's the hyperbolic shifts fomenting insanity from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) and the associated Russiagate narrative, to the Covid mindset with vaccination, lockdowns, and masking controversies, to the Ukraine coup, NATO provocation, and Russian invasion. Now lets add in a war with China just for fun and maximum disturbance. Everyone has whiplash from these knee jerk reactions to events. The propaganda machine is running overtime trying to control the narrative, and the people are left confused and misled. Meanwhile back at the ranch the economic sanctions on Russia have come home to roost, and though the west is winning the western PR propaganda war, they are losing the economic and military confrontation.

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Mayday, Mayday...

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Mayday is an internationally recognized radio word to signal distress. It's used mostly by aircraft and boats, and most of us are happily only familiar with it through TV and fiction.

Owing to the difficulty of distinguishing the letter "S" by telephone, the international distress signal "S.O.S." will give place to the words "May-day", the phonetic equivalent of "M'aidez", the French for "Help me." —"New Air Distress Signal," The Times [London], 2 Feb. 1923

I much prefer thinking of May day as the Beltane.

The May pole was a focal point of the old English village rituals. Many people would rise at the first light of dawn to go outdoors and gather flowers and branches to decorate their homes. Women traditionally would braid flowers into their hair. Men and women alike would decorate their bodies. Beltane marks the return of vitality, of passion.

This is also Labor day in most of the world.

The Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions chose May 1, 1886 as the date when the eight-hour day would become standard. The unions organized a general strike in support and on the first, hundreds of thousands of workers protested and held rallies across the country.... Over 90 countries, including North Korea, celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1. Poland also celebrates its Constitution Day on May 3, so the two dates combined result in a long weekend called Majowka.
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Endless War and Endless Lies

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The war based economy of the US drives senseless destruction, death, and misery across the globe. As I look back over all the US instigated wars of my lifetime, I can't think of a single one that wasn't justified by lies. The war of my youth, Vietnam, was promoted with the Tonkin Gulf false flag narrative.

“American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression”, announced a Washington Post headline on Aug. 5, 1964.
That same day, the front page of the New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.”
But there was no “second attack” by North Vietnam — no “renewed attacks against American destroyers.” By reporting official claims as absolute truths, American journalism opened the floodgates for the bloody Vietnam War.
A pattern took hold: continuous government lies passed on by pliant mass media…leading to over 50,000 American deaths and millions of Vietnamese casualties.

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Arise?

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This is a clip of the documentary Zeitgeist. This segment explains the connection of religion and the movement of the heavens.

The film's first segment, 28-minutes in duration, is unparalleled in its succinct yet potent discussion of religion, and its relation to history and current culture. Splendid narration, background music, and visuals make this segment spellbinding. But more importantly, the message is factual and nothing short of profound.

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Simple Food Stockpiling Strategies

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There's concern about the food supply due to the war we've declared on Russia. Make no mistake, the US egged on this war, and with the sanctions, essentially declared war. Now we're going around the world threatening other countries to sanction Russia and provide arms to promote this war in Ukraine as long as possible. Perhaps this will be the death knell of this evil empire as country after country defies our demands. When you hear 'the world is on our side', they're talking about one third of the world. The other two thirds are supporting Russia or at least being neutral.

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Bloomin' Idiots

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The EU has clearly gone nuts, buying more expensive LNG from the US instead of local cheaper Russian gas. They've cut off their nose to spite their face. The US has been drunk with military power for so long that we don't see how badly we are hurting our country and world trying to maintain US hegemony. It doesn't take a genius to understand the need to stop the US war economy and harvest a peace dividend to improve people's lives and promote sustainability. It is past time to turn the war machine budget toward the people.

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The Fringe with Unacceptable Views

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These are interesting times. Voicing unacceptable views is simply not tolerated and you will be disappeared. Revealing US war crimes will land you in prison, but manufacturing Russian crimes will elevate your platform and position. It is manufactured consent on steroids, no dissent allowed. So no wonder the US citizenry is ill informed, cheering on Nazis.

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Shifting the Balance

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Today is the equinox, the balance of light and dark. At 11:33 a.m. EDT the sun will shine directly at the equator marking the start of spring in the North and autumn in the South. The light will grow slowly as the sun marches higher in the sky...and the wheel of the year rolls ever faster...ever faster...as we age. Treasure the time you have. Find joy in friends and nature.

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