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In other words the Russian-Chinese alliance guarantees each country’s security from pressure by the West.

Dave

China Applauds Putin’s Win, Backs Russia On Skripal Case, Hails China’s ‘Strategic Partnership’ With Russia
March 26, 2018

President Putin’s massive election victory and the fallout from the Skripal case have provided Global Times – an English language newspaper published under the auspices of the People’s Daily, the official organ of China’s Communist Party, and therefore reflecting the views of China’s leadership – with the opportunity to give Russia strong backing as it comes under renewed Western pressure.

The first editorial, published on 16th March 2018 under the title “West hopes to hurt, intimidate Russia”, makes clear that China sides with Russia over the handling of the Skripal case

“This new round of “bullying” of Russia by the US and its European allies is quite abrupt and acute. London ignored usual diplomatic procedures to issue an ultimatum to Moscow and began sanctions. It feels like racing against time.

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A very irritated Dave…as well he should be!

Bill

There is less than zero chance the West can win this battle so why are we picking a fight?

The worst thing is the deafening silence, the way everybody just looks away, pretends like “ain’t my business” or, worse, actually takes all this grotesque spectacle seriously. What is wrong with you people?! Have you all been turned into zombies?! WAKE UP!

Not a war protestor is sight but we have a bunch of kids in DC with out a clue what the real threat is to their freedom.

Since the Neocon coup against Trump the West is now on exactly the same course as Nazi Germany was in, roughly, the mid 1930s.

Dave

What Happened To The West I Was Born In?!
March 26, 2018

“Information Clearing House” – Frankly, I am awed, amazed and even embarrassed. I was born in Switzerland, lived most of my life there, I also visited most of Europe, and I lived in the USA for over 20 years. Yet in my worst nightmares I could not have imagined the West sinking as low as it does now. I mean, yes, I know about the false flags, the corruption, the colonial wars, the NATO lies, the abject subservience of East Europeans, etc. I wrote about all that many times. But imperfect as they were, and that is putting it mildly, I remember Helmut Schmidt, Maggie Thatcher, Reagan, Mitterrand, even Chirac! And I remember what the Canard Enchaîné used to be, or even the BBC. During the Cold War the West was hardly a knight in white shining armor, but still – rule of law did matter, as did at least some degree of critical thinking.

I am now deeply embarrassed for the West. And very, very afraid.

All I see today is a submissive herd lead by true, bona fide, psychopaths (in a clinical sense of the word)

And that is not the worst thing.

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Are we are counting on the missile defense system to save us? It can not shoot down old junk let alone what Russia and China now have.

Dave

Two Failures In One Day – Missile Defense Is An Embaressment – It Won’t Work
March 26, 2018

Within the new $700 billion defense budget the U.S. Congress allocated more money for missile defense:

The Pentagon would spend an additional $1 billion on two of Lockheed’s missile defense systems, bringing total appropriations for the Missile Defense Agency to $11.5 billion.

Two incidents last night provide again that missile defense is a waste fo money. It hardly ever works. Strategic missile defense, which the U.S. builds to take down intercontinental missiles, will not protect against the new weapons Russia is now pursuing. The U.S. military acknowledges this. After Putin announced the new weapon systems the Trump administration raised the white flag and suddenly asked for new arms control talks.

Last night the Yemeni army launched (vid) seven ballistic missiles against Saudi Arabia. Three of those targeted the capital Riyadh, four were aimed ar military and infrastructure targets. In Riyadh the Saudi forces fired a a number of Patriot surface-to-air missiles and claimed that those successfully intercepted the Yemeni missiles. The Saudis Patriot Advanced Capabilities-2 system (PAC-2) are made by the U.S. company Raytheon which is also hiring former U.S. soldiers as ‘Patriot Battery Systems Technician Field Engineers’ to man and maintain the Saudi systems.

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What does this picture say about our leaders?

Dave

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Tune out MSM, tune in JSMine Set!

The Centre for Public Integrity has shown that Bush and seven of his administration’s top brass including vice president Dick Cheney, national security adviser Condoleezza Rice and defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld made at least 935 false statements in two years following the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers.

Dave

A War For Oil #4: A War Built On Falsehood
March 25, 2018

For months and years, George Bush and Tony Blair built the case with certainty that Iraq is an evil power that possessed Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). The US and UK built the case that Saddam Hussain must be toppled if the world is to be safe. Then they attacked and pounded Iraq to rubbles. But after the war, numerous investigations found Saddam had no WMD. Bush and Blair had peddled lies to the world.

After the Iraq war the events and claims that led to the joint decision by America and Britain to launch the invasion came under a lot of scrutiny. The Chilcot Commission and the ISG investigation by the CIA, the two most comprehensive studies – the first one by reviewing all the available documents and the second one by sending 1,200 inspectors to Iraq– found that both George Bush and Tony Blair had misled their people and the world at large to embark on a war on the false pretext that Saddam had Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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David points out where Delta stands!

Bill

Let me get this straight when a Hurricane was closing in on Florida and people were fleeing for their life Delta raised the price of a ticket from 547.00 to 3,200!

Irma: Airline Ticket Prices Surge Up To 600% As Incoming Hurricane Sparks Mass Evacuations
September 6, 2017

Flyers hoping to get out of Florida before Hurricane Irma makes expected landfall later this week are encountering large hikes in airline prices, and expressing dismay that they’re being charged extra in their attempts to get out of the storm’s path.

As Irma approached, breaking records in the Atlantic and hitting Caribbean islands, would-be ticket purchases were outraged on social media, calling out the airlines for what they perceived as taking advantage of a potential natural disaster.

“Shame on you @delta. Jacking from $547 to over $3200 for people trying to evacuate properly?” Twitter user Leigh Dow wrote with an accompanying picture that showed an alert for the price change. Ms Dow was retweeted tens of thousands of times.

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Now Delta donates 3 planes for round trip flights to DC and has this to say!

Delta said the donation is “part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.”

What a crock of B.S.!!

Delta Helps Hundreds Of Students Fly To DC For Gun Protest
March 24, 2018

Delta Air Lines has donated three round-trip charter flights that allowed hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to participate in the “March for Our Lives” protest against gun violence in Washington.

Delta said the donation is “part of our commitment to supporting the communities we serve.”

Marches are also being held in New York, Chicago, Houston and Parkland, Florida, the site of the shooting.

It’s not Delta’s first involvement with the issue. After last month’s shooting, Delta said it will no longer offer discounted fares to members of the National Rifle Association to reflect its neutral status on the gun-control debate.

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As you said they can be sellers at any time, Dave.

Bill

China’s Other Nuclear Option
March 25, 2018

Sorry to be such a downer, folks.

We have to stress test the macro scenarios versus current market conditions by looking at worst case events, then calculating expected values based on the most likely probabilities. Especially after such a huge run in stocks and with the “buy the dippers” still pounding the table.

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Still Expensive

If stocks were in the tank and you could not give them away, we would be looking for green shoots to justify upping investment positions.   That is a long way off, in our opinion. Trading decisions are a different story, however.

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Jim/Bill,

The TRUTH does not matter.

The West makes up a lie and every one repeats it.

Donald has taken the deep state plunge sad to see.

Dave

Russia Vows Imminent Response: “The US Only Understands Force”
March 26, 2018

Update: RIA Novosti reports an unnamed foreign ministry official protested the decision by EU, NATO nations to expel envoys, and confirmed that Russia will respond to each country expelling diplomats, warning that the “expulsions won’t go unanswered.”

“Unfriendly” action won’t be left unanswered.

U.K.’s allies are “blindly following” principle of Euro-Atlantic unity at the expense of common sense.

Additionally, Russia’s ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, said that, with regard to the US response, “US only understand force.”

“I mentioned in my statement in the State Department that I consider these actions counterproductive,” Antonov said.

“I said that the United States took a very bad step by cutting what very little still remains in terms of Russian-American relations.”

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Dave’s sense of humor but he does have point!

Bill

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JB sends us the picture perfect betrayal portrayal!

Bill

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MSM has an agenda Putin is bad!

How disconnected from reality can you get?

Dave

Trump Assailed for Phoning Putin, But Feting Blood-soaked Saudi Dictator is OK
March 23, 2018

“Information Clearing House” – Donald Trump sparked outrage this week in the US over his congratulatory phone call to Russian leader Vladimir Putin on his re-election. But his obscene indulgence of a Saudi despot in the White House hardly ruffled any concern.

How disconnected from reality can you get?

There was furious reaction across US media to news that Trump phoned Russia’s President Putin to congratulate him on his landslide election victory last weekend. Republicans and Democrats were up in arms about what is just basic protocol of one leader calling another to express customary election compliments.

After all, former president Barack Obama did the same when Putin won the previous 2012 presidential election.

This time, however, US-Russian relations have become toxic after a raft of unproven allegations against Moscow, including alleged meddling in the American presidential vote in November 2016 in which Trump was elected, and the latest row over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England.

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Analysts have pointed out that EU countries see gold as insurance in case they end up returning to their national currencies. According to Grass, only a fool believes you can create wealth out of nothing, and use that as a basis for a sustainable system.

Dave

Death Knell Tolls For The Euro As More European Nations Repatriate Gold – Expert To RT
March 24, 2018

The latest trend among European countries of bringing home their gold reserves has been raising concerns in Brussels. RT talked to Claudio Grass of Precious Metal Advisory Switzerland to understand what’s behind that trend.

According to Grass, the process means disintegration, which usually comes with instability, unrest, more government intervention and control.

“The central banks started the repatriation already a few years ago, meaning before we had Brexit, Catalonia, Trump, AFD or the rising tensions between the Politburo in Brussels and the nations of Eastern Europe,” he said.

Grass explained that these are all symptoms that are evident today and “therefore the central banks might have seen this coming long before the public realized it.”

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…not new questions, just questions that should have been asked and answered years ago. 2018, the year that truth matters!

Bill

FBI Informant Speaks, Says Feds Asking New Questions About Clintons
March 23, 2018

The former FBI informant at the heart of the Russian Uranium scandal, William D. Campbell, has given an exclusive, on camera interview to The Hill – in which he reveals that he was interviewed in December by FBI agents from the Little Rock, Arkansas for five hours about the Clintons.

Of note – Campbell’s attorney is Victoria Toensing, a former Deputy Assistant Attorney General under Reagan who is now handling the Mueller investigation for President Trump along with her husband, former federal prosecutor Joe diGenova (also of note, newly minted National Security Advisor John Bolton was Reagan’s Assistant AG, presumably while Toensing was a Deputy Assistant AG in the criminal division).

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After Campbell spent decades working for the CIA, he was “turned over” to the FBI for counterintelligence work due to relationships he had forged deep within the Russian uranium industry. While deep undercover, Campbell uncovered two related bribery schemes involving Russian nuclear officials, an American trucking company, and efforts to route money to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) through an American lobbying firm in order to overcome regulatory hurdles, according to reports by The Hill and Circa.

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This is not only possible, it is eventual logic…

Bill

Bill, Jim & Dave,

I found this article on silver doctors site: Russian Silver Rouble?

We hear about Russia’s gold, but not silver and maybe minting a coin.

Dan

Something BIG Going On In Russia RIGHT NOW: Imminent Launch Of The Russian Silver Rouble?
March 20, 2018

This was going to be about “helicopter money” because a ton of precious metal literally fell out of a Russian plane. But now its way more than that…

Please connect the dots below, but first, please do this math:1+1+1+1=? (Answer: 4, every day of the week).

While it has been known that China and Russia are relentlessly stacking gold, a recent turn of events point to something big going on under the surface with silver.

First the background (and the first “1” in our mathematical equation):

Two summers ago, Hugo Salinas Price gave a presentation in St Petersburg, Russia about silver.

Here’s some of what he said:

The Russian silver coin to be monetized would contain 1/2 ounce of pure silver, alloyed to .900 or .916 purity, for durability.

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From our pal David.

Bill.

I am not anti USA nor am I right or left this is about Truth nothing more

MSM will never print this because it does not fit their agenda. Let me sum it up…everything we are being told by our Western leaders and the press is a lie.

Full Translated Transcript Of The Russian MFA On The “Skripal” False Flag Operation
March 23, 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends,

Good afternoon.

We are glad to see you at the Foreign Ministry on this cold wintry day that nevertheless carries a promise of spring.

We are grateful to you for responding so quickly to our invitation, which we issued only yesterday.

The situation is indeed unusual. There is an urgent need for a non-politicised and highly professional discussion of the Skripals’ poisoning case. We have distributed a position paper. We ask you to bring it to the notice of your governments.

The language of this position paper, just as any other such paper, is dry legalese with technical details.

It would be wrong to invite you here just to say this. I propose that we hold an open discussion in this closed diplomatic group.

Let us look at hard facts, beginning with the humanitarian aspects of the case at hand.

On March 4, 2018, two people, one of them Russian citizen Yulia Skripal, were attacked in Salisbury, a flourishing city in the south of England.

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Innocent until proven guilty. What country had that motto?

Have we seen any proof ? If so, pass it along, I must have missed it.

Dave

Trump To Expel “Dozens Of Russian Diplomats” In Response To Skripal Poisoning
March 24, 2018

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron and German leader Angela Merkel said that following a meeting of the European Council, that UK PM Theresa May had shared “proof” of Russia’s involvement in the assassination attempt against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, “convincing” the two leaders that Russia was behind the attack. And yet, despite the “convincing” evidence, no “proof” has yet been publicly disclosed. Furthermore, even as all leaders said they are in agreement that Russia was “the only reasonable culprit”, the EC opted not to take any immediate action against Moscow, except issue a harshly worded statement.

Here things get even more bizarre because the EC statement issued said that it “agrees with the United Kingdom government’s assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible and that there is no plausible alternative explanation.”

Wait, there is either proof that Russia did (or did not do) the attack, or there isn’t.

Claiming that something is “highly likely” and that “there is no plausible alternative explanation” is what you say when there is no proof, and when you send in Colin Powell to the United Nations to lie to the world that a vial of sand is really anthrax and one should immediately launch a war to crush an evil regime just because, well, a vial of sand.

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About time huh JB?

Bill

Giddy Up – DOJ Admits They Have a Grand Jury Empaneled in FBI and DOJ Investigation…
March 22, 2018

Today chairman Bob Goodlatte sends a formal subpoena to the DOJ (Inspector General Michael Horowitz) for documents regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, and the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility recommendation to fire former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

However, it’s not the subpoena that should make the news.  Pay close attention to the DOJ response.

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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is one of the top three people throughout the entirety of congress with a comprehensive knowledge of the events surrounding the investigations of the FBI and DOJ. Chairman Goodlatte is one of only four people outside the DOJ who have read the full DOJ FISA application used for a Title-1 Surveillance warrant of Carter Page.

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Dave checks in with an important read for us, not sure what time zone he’s in this week…

Bill

I highly recommend everyone read this article and let it sink in.

Dave

A Truly Historical Month For The Future Of Our Planet
March 23, 2018

[This article was written for the Unz Review]

March 2018 will go down in history as a truly historical month

March 1st, Vladimir Putin makes his historical address to the Russian Federal Assembly.

March 4th, Sergei Skripal, a former UK spy, is allegedly poisoned in the UK.

March 8th, British officials accuse Russia of using nerve gas to attempt to murder Sergei Skripal.

March 12th, Theresa May officially blames Russia for the poisoning and gives Russia a 24-hour ultimatum to justify herself; the Russians ignore that ultimatum. The same day, the US representative at the UNSC threatens to attack Syria even without a UNSC authorization.

March 13th, Chief of Russia’s General Staff Valery Gerasimov warned that “in case there is a threat to the lives of our military, the Russian Armed Force will take retaliatory measures both over the missiles and carriers that will use them”. The same day Chief of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff, Deputy Defense Minister, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov had a phone conversation with Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the United States’ Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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This is a very interesting chart when you consider it is only comparing gold needed to back “money supply”…that is insufficient to pay back all interest and principal on current debt. Throw derivatives outstanding into the mix of that which needs to be cleared and the number then turns into a whopper! Courtesy of CIGA Werner.

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Simon sends us “rant #2”. He does again have some very valid points!

Bill

Dear Andrew,

Further to my prior ”rant”, I’m compelled to write again to point out and correct some more abject press nonsense.

FIRSTLY

As already noted I’m possibly going to become an ”ex” Mail and Mail On Sunday reader, which is a shame as amongst the reasons that I’ve been a loyal multi-decade contributor to the” DM and GT pension fund, is because of balanced and accurate coverage in your own column as well as those of the likes of Messrs – Hitchens and Oborne.

This said, a combination of sitting through some of the groundless piffle that you, “Commie Kevin” and dear old Piers Morgan have been spouting on”Good Morning Britain” (which I normally enjoy and much agree with) over the past few days, along with another non-sensical heading in yesterday’s ”Mail” -” Rigging Claims as Putin heads for Landslide Win” leads me to hold you all in utter contempt for (deliberately..??) feeding your viewers and readers with content which is devoid of context and fact.

Let’s take this Putin -” Rigging Claim” heading and shed some light on why it’s nonsense and complete drivel when subjected to the spotlight of truth and facts.

• Long before the election Putin in various independent polls was projected to win 70% of the vote via an electorate who gave him a 90% approval rating.

As it was there was a massive turn out at the polls and he actually won 77% of the vote. What need therefore to rig any election with this approval level – CLEARLY NONE.

• Putin as can easily be seen, a “Super Patriot” who loves his country and does his utmost for the betterment of his nation and of his people.

His ”People”in return regard him as a ”Messiah” – something that has been noted on all over the place (should you care to research it), and which largely is a result of the massive and fundamental strides forward that the Russian Economy’s made and which the Russian People have benefited from since the year 2000 when Putin was elected to power following on from the break up of the old Soviet Union and the chaos / clown act reign of Boris Yeltsin.

The mealy mouthed Western Governments (UK / EU / USA) / Cabal and their propaganda mouthpieces that make up the Western Mainstream Media

would have all of us believe that Russia is an “economic basket case” and in freefall per a failing example of a ”command economy” –

“BUT” – This doesn’t quite stack up when you look at the figures and consider the immense progress that Putin and his crew have ushered in since taking over – Just 18 x Years ago.

Line Item Pre Putin / Year 2000 NOW_

GDP – Per Capita $ 9.500 $ 30,000 – A 3 x Fold Increase in 18 years

Average Median Monthly Salary This has risen 11 x Fold since the year 2000

Unemployment 13% 5.2%

Pensions These have risen by over 1,000% / 10 x fold since the year 2000

Inflation 36% 2.5%

Debt to GDP 92% 17%

Gold Reserves Official Gold Reserves have risen by 500% / 5 x fold since the Year 2000

Do these figures surely not show up your heading –” Rigging Claims as Putin heads for Landslide Win” for the non-sensical and in-accurate bilge that it surely is..?? And does this not fairly easily explain exactly why Mr. Putin won by a landslide and why more especially he didn’t have any need to achieve this result by ”rigging the vote”…??

The simple fact is that he won because he is beloved by his people who showed their love and approval by turning out to the polls in their millions

(Moscow was minus – 15 degrees) to ensure that he won and won for them.

THINK ABOUT IT: If we here in the UK or the equally un-deserving citizenry of “The Exceptional Nation” across the Pond (Excuse me whilst I projectile vomit, etc.), were singularly fortunate enough to have had a Leader who’d literally pulled the Country up and out of the depths of despair and ruination by their bootstraps and achieved the vast strides forward that Putin has in only 18 x Years – then might not we also turn out en masse” to ensure that they stay in Power..?? – THINK ON.

Unfortunately,” NO SUCH LOOK” as ”The West” has collectively suffered at the hands of a sorry band of Crooks / Liars and Incompetents – people called

– Blair, Brown, Cameron, Major, May (Sorry can feel the chunder welling up again) + Clinton, Bush 1, Bush 2., Obama and now ”The Donald”.

People whose names will forever be held in contempt by any right minded person. The only good thing here, is that at least Trump got in and not that evil war-mongering witch ”Hillary” – as otherwise the mushroom clouds could easily have been popping off long before now.

Please, Please – I implore you – Ask your colleagues to do their homework, give up on the serial lying and stop treating their readership as a bunch

Of brainless monosyllabic morons – As we aren’t.

Not everyone in this country is glued to Sky Sports munching dominos pizza and sinking shed loads of “Fosters” on a nightly basis…etc., etc.

Some of us can see what’s going on in this world and have retained the ability to reason and to think for ourselves.

You (collectively) clearly don’t see us this way and are therefore happy to treat us with the utmost contempt –”BUT” not as high as the level of contempt in which we hold you lot for abandoning the ideals of a free and truthful press.

You should look at yourselves and feel very, very ashamed of what you’ve become and for what you do – Sadly though I imagine this is something that you are incapable of – NO..??.

I hope this gives just a small inkling as to how I and doubtless countless others fell about you, the powers that be – and the way that you seem to sit idly by whilst this country and the whole world – GOES TO HELL IN A HAND-CART, when you could be standing up / speaking out and actually doing something to stop it by exposing what’s going and by telling the truth.

I always understood that “The Fourth Estate” – namely yourselves in the Press were there to serve the people by exposing the corruption as evinced by this cabal of crooked politicians, corporate thieves and robbing ”banksters”. Why don’t you all look up ”duty” in your dictionary and then collectively decide to retrieve what little honour, integrity and reputation you may still have – by doing your jobs as journalists.

OR – is it probably just that you for the most part are all ”bought and paid for” and are simply too afraid to tell the truth on the basis of mouths to feed, mortgage to pay and need of the pension, (Sorry – likely already spirited away to money heaven..!!) when you’re old and knackered…etc…etc.

Anyway, sorry to bang on like this, but felt that I needed to get this off my chest ahead of” Vlad” getting really seriously pissed off and sending one of his all new “Sarmat” hypersonic missiles flying down my chimney – or of course, better still yours – THINK ON..!!

Kind regards.

Best and Warmest,

Simon

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JB,

Wait until they have something real to freak out about!

Best,

Bill

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Dave,

Did you expect anything else?

Best,

Bill

Bill,

As you have said if it comes out of MSM it is B.S. here is a perfect example.

This Prince with help of the USA has bombed Yemen killed thousands the UN has called it the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. He has locked up and robbed and tortured other Princes

with no due process. The public gets 60 Minutes of crap from MSM.

Dave

The CBS Interview With Saudi Arabia’s Mohammed bin Salman Was a Crime Against Journalism
March 19, 2018

“AT JUST 32, Mohammed bin Salman seems fearless and determined. He has quickly become the most dominant Arab leader in a generation.”

That’s how “60 Minutes” began its interview with, and profile of, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS, Sunday evening, ahead of his visit to the White House on Tuesday.

Launched on CBS in 1968, “60 Minutes” has been described as “one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television” and has won more Emmy awards than any other primetime U.S. TV show. It claims to offer “hard-hitting investigative reports, interviews, feature segments and profiles of people in the news.”

Got that? Award-winning. “Esteemed.” “Hard-hitting.”

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Courtesy of JB.

Jim

Dear Jim,

I am sure MSM will not give this but a few seconds of coverage because it does not fit the narrative…

Best,

Bill

Gunman At Maryland High School Dies After Armed School Officer Intervenes; 2 Others Injured
March 20, 2018

A student gunman opened fire Tuesday at a high school in southern Maryland, injuring two students before an armed school resources officer intervened, authorities said.

The gunman, identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was killed, but St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said it was not immediately clear whether the school officer fired the fatal shot or whether the gunman killed himself.

The attack began shortly before classes were scheduled to start at Great Mills High, a 1,500-student school 65 miles south of Washington, D.C. Cameron said Rollins was armed with a Glock, semiautomatic handgun when he shot a 16-year-old female student in a hallway. A 14-year-old male student also was shot.

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Sorry I let your secret out Jim!  But somehow these low horsepower cars are not anything I can picture you driving?

Bill

How old is this man ?

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Stay with this — the answer is at the end.

It may blow you away.
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events.
The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.
The Grandfather replied, “Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:
‘television
‘penicillin
‘polio shots
‘frozen foods
‘Xerox
‘contact lenses
‘Frisbees and
‘the pill
There were no:
‘credit cards
‘laser beams or
‘ball-point pens
Man had not invented:
‘pantyhose
‘air conditioners
‘dishwashers
‘clothes dryers
‘and the clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and
‘space travel was only in Flash Gordon books.
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Your Grandmother and I got married first,.. and then lived together..
Every family had a father and a mother. Until I was 25, I called every woman older than me, “mam”. And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir”.
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Bible, good judgment, and common sense. We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege… We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends-not purchasing condominiums.
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We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios. And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
If you saw anything with ‘Made in Japan ‘ on it, it was junk.
The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam….
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents. Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel. And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter and 2 postcards.
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, … but who could afford one? Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day:
‘”grass” was mowed,
‘”coke” was a cold drink,
‘”pot” was something your mother cooked in and
‘”rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby.
‘”Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office,
‘”chip” meant a piece of wood,
‘”hardware” was found in a hardware store and
‘”software” wasn’t even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.

How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old man in mind…you are in for a shock!
Read on to see — pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.
Are you ready ?????
This man would be 70 years old today.

70 years ago was 1948.

What’s really scary is what life will be after the next 70 years…

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JB goes incognito!

Bill

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David,

We are certainly flawed creatures; the problem is we just don’t realize it…

Bill

As Jim said today may be we are just flawed as creatures and Mother Nature is calling the piper for payment

but we make bad decisions and pay we must here is a couple that come to mind.

Larry Kudlow buy the dollar sell gold should be next on the list.

Dave

Disasters, Arrogance And Greed: From The Titanic To Fukushima (And The One Person Who Could Have Made A Difference)
The wounds

suffered by the survivors and shown by the bodies of the dead are of a shocking description. In some cases the flesh is torn in shreds, exposing the bones beneath; in others the eyes are forced from their sockets; in others the victim looks as though he has been plunged into boiling water and almost every body shows purple spots as if it had been forcibly pelted with fragments of stone and iron.

–An unsigned description of the 1896 tsunami that hit north-Eastern Japan with a 110-foot wall of water, killing more than 28,000.

Accidents are rarely accidental. Paradoxically, there is almost always one person who could have spoken up courageously and prevented a catastrophe. This article explores why they didn’t do that. The tragic and avoidable accidents from recent history, that I describe here, are the result of various combinations of cost-cutting for profit, risk-taking for fame, or ignorance of the complexities of modern systems.

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About as dumb as they need to be from how I see it David…

Bill

How dumb are the masses of the world!

Dave

Framing Putin – Saga of the Spy and the Nerve Agent
March 15, 2018

How dumb are the masses of the world? One need only look at the brazen, obvious false flag incidents that the elites keep piling on. Trained to be consumers of sensational news, the idiotic population of the West simply accepts allegations without thinking or analysis.

Let’s take a brief look at the claim that Putin/Kremlin/Russia used a deadly chemical weapon (called “Novichok”) against an ex-Russian spy who has been living in the UK for eight years. Within hours of the incident, the UK foreign minister – bozo Boris Johnson – claimed that Russia was behind the attack. Then Theresa May said it’s “highly likely” that Russia did it; and everyone translated that into “definitely Russia did it.” Now, of course, crazed warmonger Nikki Haley has joined the chorus and even tells people that Russia may use chemical weapons in New York.

Who has Novichok? Yes, Novichok was invented and produced by the USSR in the 1970s and 80s. But that was 30+ years ago. Hello! Did anyone take the time to wonder if it’s now possible for others to possess or make it?

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Our friend Robert checks in with more of what we’ve spoken of over the last couple weeks. Again, frightening!

Bill

One of the better writings on what Putin said and what it means.

It would appear that the Neocons have failed to listen just like no one listened before as we watch naval battle groups form in the Middle East to attack Syria.

Only a naive party incapable of analysis would tempt fate with the deployed capability the Russians have. Unless of course some secret sauce is possessed.

It is not a contest or a Hollywood bravado movie in the making but it will turn out to be a complete disaster if Syria is hit. Perhaps that is objective so that. Anew Cold War results to feed the military machine at the expense of humanity.

We will need more than popcorn to sooth the mind, if hostilities break out.

Cheers,

Robert

The Implications of Russia’s New Weapon Systems
March 16, 2018

During the August 2008 Russo-Georgian War, the operations of Russia’s 58th Army were termed as “coercion into peace”. It is an appropriate term once one recalls what truly was at stake then. Russians did win that war and, indeed, coerced Georgia into a much more peaceful mood. In Clausewitzian terms the Russians achieved the main object of the war by compelling the enemy to do Russia’s will. Russians, as the events of the last 19 years showed, have no illusions anymore about the possibility of any kind of reasonable civilized conduct from the combined West, least of all from the United States which still continues to reside in her bubble which insulates her from any outside voices of reason and peace. The American global track record of the last few decades does not require any special elaborations—it is a record of military and humanitarian disasters.

Vladimir Putin’s March 1st, 2018 address to Russia’s Federal Assembly was not about Russia’s upcoming presidential elections, as many in the election-obsessed West suggest. Putin’s speech was about coercing America’s elites into, if not peace, at least into some form of sanity, given that they are currently completely detached from the geopolitical, military and economic realities of a newly emerging world. As it was the case with Georgia in 2008, the coercion was based on military power. The Pre-Shoigu Russian Army, for all its real and perceived shortcomings, disposed of the US-trained and partially equipped Georgian force in a matter of five days—the Russian Army’s technology, personnel and operational art was simply better. Obviously such a scenario is not possible between Russia and the United States; that is unless the American myth of technological superiority is blown out of the water.

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Simon’s rant was so spot on, it sounds like I wrote it! During his rant, he mentioned this article put out by the Saker. I would urge all readers to read through it. The Western powers are on a suicide mission.

When Dealing With A Bear, Hubris Is Suicidal
March 15, 2018

[This analysis was written for the Unz Review]

Assuming mankind finds a way not to destroy itself in the near future and assuming that there will still be historians in the 22nd or 23rd centuries, I bet you that they will look at the AngloZionist Empire and see the four following characteristics as some of its core features: lies, willful ignorance, hypocrisy, and hysterics. To illustrate my point I will use the recent “Skripal nerve-gas assassination” story as it really encompasses all of these characteristics.

I won’t even bother debunking the official nonsense here as others have done a very good job of pointing out the idiocy of the official narrative. If you are truly capable of believing that “Putin” (that is the current collective designator for the Evil Empire of Mordor currently threatening all of western civilization) would order the murder of a man whom a Russian military court sentenced to only 13 years in jail (as opposed to life or death) and who was subsequently released as part of a swap with the USA, you can stop reading right now and go back to watching TV. I personally have neither the energy nor the inclination to even discuss such a self-evidently absurd theory. No, what I do want to do is use this story as a perfect illustration of the kind of society we now all live in looked at from a moral point of view. I realize that we live in a largely value-free society where moral norms have been replaced by ideological orthodoxy, but that is just one more reason for me to write about what is taking place precisely focusing on the moral dimensions of current events.

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Here is another excellent article by the Saker. The readers should read this as it ends with this warning from Mr. Putin….What need would we have for a world with no Russia?

Hold My Beer And Watch This!
March 15, 2018

Rattlesnakes have a terrible reputation. Here were I live, in Florida, we have the biggest rattlesnakes on the planet, the Eastern Diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus). They are huge and can reach well over 2m (6ft) in length and weigh up to 15kg (30lbs). The Eastern Diamondback’s venom is not the most potent out there, but they can deliver *a lot* of it. So, yes, it is a formidable creature. But it is also a gentle creature and truly very shy one.

Eastern Diamonbacks are also a stunningly beautiful creatures. I confess that I absolutely love them.

For all their reputation for nastiness, Eastern Diamonbacks will never ever attack you if they can avoid it. I have seen a lot of these snakes on my hikes, I have manipulated them (with a hook), and I have seen my German Shepherd come nose to nose with one (literally) and that Eastern Diamondback did not strike. Why? Because these snakes will do everything they can to avoid having to bite you.

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Dave