Saturday 20th of July 2024


on the way to perdition or de-salvation.....

The ship is sinking, and the Democratic Party seems hellbent on drilling more holes in the hull. At a time when President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign is struggling in key battleground states with a burgeoning Uncommitted movement, the Florida Democratic Party’s leadership is doubling down on alienating its youth and progressive base and ignoring the winds of change. 

libertatem dinosaurus pristinus....

Controversial American talking head Tucker Carlson is heading to Australia after a surprise invite from a high-profile local figure.

Tucker Carlson, a former Fox News host turned divisive freelance journalist, will headline a series of ‘freedom conferences’, Australian mining magnate Clive Palmer has announced.

Carlson will appear at events in Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne between June and July this year. 

Tickets are already on sale and start at $203.

In a statement issued by Palmer’s United Australia Party on Monday, the businessman said the tour is aimed at “waking up Australia and encouraging people to join the fight to protect the future for themselves and their families”.

peace on russian terms.....

Kiev's Western backers need to understand that long-range strikes on Russian territory using weaponry they have supplied would represent a conflict escalation that would have “serious consequences,” Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned.

Speaking to reporters at the end of a two-day visit to Uzbekistan, Putin addressed recent Ukrainian demands for NATO to permit the use of their weapons to attack deep inside Russia as well as comments by the US-led bloc’s head, Jens Stoltenberg, appearing to endorse the tactic.

the war on drug war.....

People use drugs for many reasons: they want to feel good, stop feeling bad, or perform better in school or at work, or they are curious because others are doing it and they want to fit in. The last reason is very common among teens.

Drugs excite the parts of the brain that make you feel good. But after you take a drug for a while, the feel-good parts of your brain get used to it. Then you need to take more of the drug to get the same good feeling.


The Science of Drug Use: A Resource for the Justice Sector


not quite there yet.....


The time has come to push Moscow to end its war on Ukraine — by supplying Kyiv with the right weapons fast, removing boneheaded restrictions on their use and making clear that Russia simply can’t win.

The alternative: Watch Vladimir Putin and his forces gobble up our ally bit by bit — and then prepare for a far broader Russian-triggered conflict sure to involve NATO and US troops.

a mainstream feature of israeli governance for over 70 years.......

The rather timid headline for a recent aggressive story in the New York Times (NYT) introduced a detailed investigation by that newspaper of how the governance of Israel has been captured by brutalised backers of apartheid.


The New York Times explains how gangsters now govern Israel    By Richard Cullen


the UK is on the march.....

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last week found a new and ridiculous way to announce a national election by standing in front of No.10 Downing St in drenching rain, without an umbrella.

But the campaign quickly grew more serious. Sunak’s first election promise was that his government would reinstate compulsory national service for all 18-year-olds. This is a bold idea for an unpopular government to stake its future on. Did Sunak do this because of the seriousness of the military threats to Britain or because of the desperation of the British Tory party to win votes?


never seen greater irresponsibility than Europe getting involved in the yuckrainian conflict....

BUDAPEST (Sputnik) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Sunday that he had never seen greater irresponsibility than Europe getting involved in the conflict in Ukraine without calculating what it would cost.

"Europe is becoming so involved in the war that it does not even have an estimate of the scale of the costs and means necessary to achieve its military objective. I have never seen anything more irresponsible in my life," Orban said in an interview with the Patriota YouTube channel.

He added that, in his opinion, NATO wanted to become a party to the conflict in Ukraine and "the chances that the alliance can be kept from doing so are limited."

Budapest is against having decisions on the service of Hungarian citizens made "in Brussels or Germany," Orban emphasized.



project lazy europa.............

The last state visit by a French president to Germany was by Jaques Chirac in 2000. That is a very long time ago considering the two countries harbor such close ties. But the long break has no political significance. After all, the heads of government and ministers of both countries meet regularly every few months.

lack of solvency and credibility of the currency issuer...

The money supply is rising again, and persistent price inflation is not a surprise. Price inflation occurs when the amount of currency increases significantly above private sector demand. For investors, the worst decision in this environment of monetary destruction is to invest in sovereign bonds and keep cash. The government’s destruction of the purchasing power of the currency is a policy, not a coincidence.


Gold Prices Rise as the Dollar Slowly Dies


BY Daniel Lacalle


Readers ask me why the government would be interested in eroding the purchasing power of the currency they issue. It is remarkably simple.

were there, yes or no, crimes?.....


It is better that Israel, in this difficult moment, looks within itself, finally, to see its own portrait.

Finally, justice; the very first signs of the beginning of a late, partial justice, but still a little justice.

There is no joy in seeing your Prime Minister and your Minister of Defense become Wanted throughout the world, but it is impossible not to feel a certain satisfaction at the beginning of a certain justice.


by Gideon Levy


a bit of a challenge for the worst president of the USA ever....

The US is the “world’s only superpower” and the “leading democracy,” which is playing a critical role in supporting its allies around the globe, President Joe Biden said on Saturday.

The president spoke at the commencement of the US Military Academy at West Point, New York, addressing more than 1,000 graduating cadets. In his speech, Biden praised the role of the US military in the purported effort of “standing up to tyrants” around the globe, as well as of “protecting freedom and openness.”

“Thanks to the US Armed Forces, we’re doing what only America can do as the indispensable nation, the world’s only superpower, and the leading democracy in the world,” he stated.

in search of optimism....

I can not think of a greater tragedy in existence than to allow the greed of a few to destroy all life on earth.

“What is it going to take?”

It’s the question I whisper as I do the dishes. It’s the question that ticks along in my mind with the indicator at traffic lights. It’s the question that I settle into my pillow with at night.

“What’s it going to take?”

This is the question pounding in the mind of everyone who comprehends the current trajectory of our planet.

We ask this question because we know how much we personally would give to avert climate collapse.



investigating ursula von der leyen for complicity...

Today the International Criminal Court has been officially called to investigate Ursula von der Leyen for complicity.

Reasonable grounds exist to believe that the unconditional support of the president of the European Commission to Israel – military, economic, diplomatic and political – has enabled war crimes and the ongoing genocide in Gaza.

The Hague (The Netherlands), 22 May 2024


ICC case against Ursula v.d.Leyen before the ICC for complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Gaza    By Geneva International Peace Research Institute



Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Ukraine’s former defense minister, and Eliot Cohen, Arleigh Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, accurately diagnose a central ailment of the West’s Ukraine policy in a new Foreign Affairs op-ed: The Biden administration and its European counterparts have failed to articulate their endgame for this war. Three years into the conflict, Western planning continues to be strategically backwards—aiding Kiev has become an end in itself, divorced from a coherent strategy for bringing the war to a close.

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