Monday, September 26, 2022

The Russians Truly Believe That This Conflict Is An Existential Fight For Survival, And That Makes Nuclear War So Much More Likely

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

If heavily armed intruders were trying to break through the door of your home, would you shoot them if they actually succeeded in getting inside? Most westerners do not realize this, but that is actually how the Russians view the conflict in Ukraine. They are entirely convinced that this is a life or death struggle with NATO, and almost nightly there is discussion about the possibility of nuclear war on television. The Russians are deeply scared, and they truly believe that the future of their nation hangs in the balance. In an existential fight for national survival, there are no limits. The Russians will do whatever is necessary to ensure the survival of Russia, even if that means causing a global cataclysm.

The Pandemic Is “Over,” But the Feds Aren’t Giving Up their Emergency Powers

by Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute:

On 60 Minutes last Sunday, President Biden declared “the pandemic is over,” but quickly added “we still have a problem with COVID, we’re still doing a lot of work on it.”

Biden then reiterated: “But the pandemic is over” and his evidence was the fact “no one’s wearing masks. Everyone seems to be in pretty good shape. And so I think it’s changing, and I think this is a perfect example of it.”

Biden’s prevaricating position that “it’s over” but “we still have a problem” is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the regime when it comes to covid.  After all, the Biden administration still enthusiastically supports the Pentagon’s vaccine mandates and in the federal courts the administration continues to push for a variety of federal mandates including air-travel mask mandates and various federal education programs such as Head Start. The feds still want forced vaccines for federal contractors. Travel to the United States still requires proof of vaccination. The federal government is even expected to announce “at least one additional extension to the current emergency.”

The Height of Idiocy

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by Doug Casey, International Man:

I’m not a fortune teller. In fact, the only things anybody knows about predicting – even if you gussy the concept up by calling it “forecasting” – are 1.) Predict often and 2.) Never give both the time and the event.

The worst offenders are those who pretend they know where the economy’s headed.

Statistics – so often the basis of conjecture with regard to the economy – are so subject to interpretation, and so easy to take out of context, that most of the time they’re best used as fodder for cocktail party conversations.

Two Easy Predictions: Wealth Tax and Windfall Tax

by Charles Hugh Smith, Of Two Minds:

Looks like we need another $500 billion or so. Hum baby!

Predictions are hard, especially about the future, but two predictions are easy: 1) governments that do not yet impose wealth taxes will do so within the next five years and 2) governments will impose windfall taxes on all outsized unearned gains, from any source, anywhere on the planet.

Report: Carjackings Rise in Democrat-run Cities Across America

from 21st Century Wire:

As the American economy continues to sink, and inflation continues to spiral upwards – thanks to perennially failing government policies – crime numbers are also rising steeply across the country.

As it goes, the FBI does not deem certain crimes important enough to gather any national data on. One of those crimes not tracked by the federal law enforcement is vehicular hijackings, otherwise known as carjacking. However, many individual cities do keep this data, and the results are breathtaking.

The Orientation of World Political Power Moves Inexorably Eastward

by James ONeill, New Eastern Outlook:

Vladivostok recently hosted the Eurasian Economic Forum where it was addressed by Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. Vladivostok itself is an important centre of development in the Russian Far East and therefore appropriate as the host of the conference whose theme centred on the “path to a multipolar world.” The conference was attended by representatives from 68 different nations, itself-a pointed reminder to the western world that Russia is far from isolated in the world community. Rather, along with China, it is the centre of a wholly new developing world and one that is less dependent on the role of the Western powers than at any time in history.

Who’s Calling The Shots? White House Walks Back Biden’s Pandemic Is ‘Over’ Claim

by Shane Trejo, Big League Politics:

The White House has once again walked back some of Joe Biden’s comments. This time, they are going against the President’s recent claim on 60 minutes that the pandemic is “over.”

“The pandemic is over,” Biden replied to host Scott Pelley on 60 Minutes.

Putin Announces Partial Mobilization, Warns West “I’m Not Bluffing” on Nuclear Weapons

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial military mobilization in an address broadcast Wednesday and warned the West that he would respond in kind if Russian forces were attacked with tactical nukes.

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Three Popular Claims About COVID That Turned Out To Be False

by Arjun Walia, The Pulse:

Legacy media and governments have amassed a tremendous amount of power over our thoughts, feelings and emotions. When it comes to our perception about major global events, whether it be climate change, COVID-19, 9/11, or what’s happening in Ukraine, it’s often beamed into our consciousness as an unquestionable truth.

U.S. Military Vaxx Policy Change: Military Quietly Lifts Punishments for Unvaxxed Service Members

from Stew Peters Network:

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WEF claims that “billions” who obeyed lockdowns and mask mandates will also comply with new globalist “social credit scheme”

by Ethan Huff, via DC Clothesline:

It has finally been revealed – and we knew this all along – that Covid-19 lockdowns, mask mandates and other associated plandemic tyranny was a “test” to determine whether or not the world is ready for a new globalist system of “social credit score” control.

It turns out that billions of people passed that test, according to Mridul Kaushik, who wrote an article called “My Carbon: An approach for inclusive and sustainable cities” that discusses the next phase of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) global takeover.

“Covid-19 was the test of social responsibility,” Kaushik admits in the piece.