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USE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN UKRAINE IS UNLIKELY: THE XI-FACTOR

UKRAINE-WHEAT

The Chinese are said to own or control up to thirteen percent of Ukraine’s farmland, viewed as a critical strategic food source. Therefore, it is unlikely that Communist China’s President, Xi Jinping, would sit idly by while Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, endangered farmland critical to the survival of the Communist Chinese regime with a nuclear weapon. Or severely disrupted food production with prolonged military action, resulting in a famine in China and potential regime change.

Unfortunately, the Biden Administration, under the control of a cadre of former President Obama’s top lieutenants, is struggling to cover up the criminality of the Obama/Biden Administration, including their attempt at a soft coup against Donald Trump in favor of an easily-manipulated cognitively-impaired President Biden.

Creating another cold war as a distraction from past crimes and present performance before the mid-term election.

Before the Russian invasion…

China buys huge swathe of Ukraine in grab for farmland (September 24, 2013)

It has a fifth of the world’s population but just 9 per cent of the world’s farm land. Now China has signed a deal to buy vast areas of arable land in Europe’s bread basket – Ukraine.

As overseas investments go, this one is pretty huge. China is buying up to 3 million hectares of farmland in Ukraine, an area the size of Belgium. Two state-owned firms will take over the land in the eastern Dniepropetrovsk region to grow crops and raise pigs for consumption back home.

The Kiev Post called it an “unprecedented foreign investment”, estimated at more than $2.6bn, fueled by China’s growing demand for food which it simply cannot grow itself. In a world of economic turmoil and uncertainty over the climate, food security has become its top priority. <Source>

Casus belli – an act or event that provokes or is used to justify war…

Enter the corrupt Obama/Biden Administration, Hillary Clinton’s State Department, John Brennan’s CIA, Soros and other corrupt Americans

The February, 2014 Ukraine Revolution of Dignity, also known as the Maidan Revolution, was engineered by Hillary Clinton's State Department and John Brennan's CIA. The main architect appears to be Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria “Toria” Nuland. The goal was two-fold, one to overthrow democratically elected government of Putin's puppet, President Viktor Yanukovych, to bring Ukraine closer to the U.S. sphere of influence and to protect the corrupt dealings of Americans in an extremely corrupt Ukraine.

President Barack Obama essentially authorized a new Cold War against Russia, reflected now in new U.S. strategic planning that could cost the U.S. taxpayers trillions of dollars and risk a possible nuclear confrontation.  <Source>

Emails: Open Society Kept Alleged ‘Whistleblower’ Eric Ciaramella Updated on George Soros’s Personal Ukraine Activities

Eric Ciaramella, whom Real Clear Investigations suggests is the likely so-called whistleblower, received emails about Ukraine policy from a top director at George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

The emails informed Ciaramella and a handful of other Obama administration foreign policy officials about Soros’s whereabouts, the contents of Soros’s private meetings about Ukraine and a future meeting the billionaire activist was holding with the prime minister of Ukraine.

A primary recipient of the Open Society emails along with Ciaramella was then-Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland, who played a central role in the anti-Trump dossier affair. Nuland, with whom Ciaramella worked closely, received updates on Ukraine issues from dossier author Christopher Steele in addition to her direct role in facilitating the dossier within the Obama administration.

The emails spotlight Soros’s access to national security officials under the Obama administration on the matter of Ukraine. <Source>

Joe Biden admits to pressuring Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating Burisma. The former Vice President's son, Hunter Biden, was on the board for Burisma

BIDEN: I got Ukraine. And I remember going over convincing our team … that we should be providing for loan guarantees. … I was … supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from [Petro] Poroshenko and from [Arseniy] Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor, and they didn’t. So … they were walking out to a press conference, and I said, “No, I said I’m not going to — we’re not going to give you the billion dollars.” They said, “You have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said.” I said, “Call him.” I said, “I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars.” I said, “You’re not getting the billion, and I’m going to be leaving here—” and I think it was what, six hours. I looked. I said, “I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.” Well, son of a b—h. He got fired.

The corrupt Biden Administration kept taunting Putin with an encroaching NATO military presence, but even worse, a Ukraine that might enter the European Union and become a favored trading partner and strategic competitor to Russia with its relatively small and faltering economy.

In America, continuing deception…

Representative Adam Schiff, Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, still refuses to release the whistleblower’s name, interview information on Eric Ciaramella, Alexander Vindman, and his staff’s interactions before filing the whistleblower complaint that led to Trump’s first impeachment.

Should the GOP take the House, look for a massive loss of critical documents, mobile phones, laptops, and hard disks.

Bottom line…

A nuclear confrontation remains unlikely. But more innocent people will die in Ukraine and Russia for the criminal acts of their corrupt leadership.

However, let us keep our perspective: both Ukraine and Russia are fundamentally corrupt and dominated by Oligarchs. Ukraine has a dreadful history regarding Jews.; from siding with the Nazis in WWII to decades of voting with Russia against Israel in the United Nations, and despite Zelensky’s Jewish heritage, it still has a massive and dangerous anti-Semitic movement. And yes, there is an active White Supremacist, a neo-Nazi movement active in the Ukraine military. BTW: Most of Zelensky's assertions about Ukraine's behavior toward Jews during WWII is fabricated bullshit. 

That Russia will collapse or Putin will die or be assassinated is unlikely at this moment; look to Ukraine to give up some territory in return for peace. If they have to amend their constitution or promise not to join NATA or the EU, so be it. 

This is what the progressive communist democrat propagandists in the mainstream media are not saying.

This is why the tech titans are censoring and canceling dissident voices.

This is why the Democrats are struggling to keep their emergency powers and America distracted.

This is why the Democrats are ginning up conflict in a continuing corrupt Ukraine.

We are seeing Democrat high crimes and misdemeanors worthy of the death penalty or life imprisonment without the possibility of parole as punishment for the innocent people who have died and the damages wrought by an open Southern Border.

There is no doubt that the Democrats, Obama, Clinton, and their cadre of acolytes are guilty of crimes against humanity.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOW I SEE POLITICS

A few readers asked me how I view the political landscape—a highly subjective topic, to say the least. However, given my science-oriented mind, I thought I would attempt to explain my framework that informs my viewpoint and positioning.

The false conceptualization that your politics is static and linear...

Media pundits and pollsters would have you believe that political positioning is a straight line that runs from very conservative through very liberal – and your overall positioning on this scale informs your opinions, choices, and decision-making. Of course, this ignores your upbringing, education, experiences, and peers.

  • very conservative
  • conservative
  • slightly conservative
  • moderate or centrist
  • slightly liberal
  • liberal
  • very liberal

Of course, it is demonstrably false given that the same individual can hold multiple opinions on a multiplicity of issues -- being very conservative on issue one and very liberal on issue two.

A mathematically-based viewpoint…

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Perhaps, the best way to explain what is really happening can be taken from mathematics. Consider a sphere with you at the center. Consider the issues to be placed around the sphere at different points, both within and on the sphere's surface. Draw arrows from the center of the sphere to each of these issues. Now for a little vector mathematics, where a vector is a straight line from you in the center pointing at a given issue that has both magnitude (intensity of your feeling) and direction (political leaning). Now consider that, at any given time, you are the sum of all vectors in your spherical universe.

A more useful conceptual picture…

Let us cut the sphere in half on the vertical axis for those who cannot easily visualize or utilize the vector analogy above.

POLITICAL-SPECTRUM

You are still the sum of your opinions and beliefs, but they may be more easily visualized.

Do you tend to believe in more government and less self-reliance or less government and more self-reliance when considering a particular matter?

Of course, some matters can only be solved with government intervention. Matters that require truth and uniformity in description like weights and measures and matters which demand due process and equality under the law. Others are best left to your own informed judgment based on your particular circumstances, like those involving healthcare.

My beliefs…

(1)  Unless you are a psychopath, you have an intrinsic understanding of good and evil, right and wrong.

(2)  Government is not monolithic and is comprised of individuals each acting according to their own self-interests.

(3)  While there might be credentialed, educated, and experienced individuals working in government, you cannot rely on the government’s claim of expertise, as well-credentialed, well-educated, and well-experienced individuals have often been proven to be fools or ideologically compromised. Especially when operating outside their narrow field of expertise and accepting compromise as a modus operandi.

(4)  You cannot rely on the government for your individual needs because competing interests favor the elite, powerful, wealthy, or politically connected individuals and organizations.

(5)  Your loyalty should be, first to yourself and family; second, to your proven friends; and third, to your community. To the extent you wish to prioritize God and Country is your individual choice.

(6)  If you cannot come to a decision, ask CUI BONO, Latin, for who benefits. Follow the money to the truth.

(7)  Remember, political parties, politicians, and other powerful people are like celebrities – they have a public persona that can be radically different from the monsters they may truly be.

The current situation…

Both political parties are moving at different speeds toward the great reset where perpetual political power trumps humanity.

The Russian people do not want war. The Ukrainian people do not want war. We do not want war. We want to live our lives unmolested by the government and their special interest friends.

Unfortunately, it appears that the elites in power want us at war. A war between our nations. A war between ourselves. War to deplete our personal reserves and social safety nets to the point where we become dependent on government -- and eventually dependent on a global government ruled by the elites under rules that perpetuate their power.

Bottom line…

If you are to believe psychologists, your subconscious mind has already considered the facts at hand, extrapolated to fill in missing data, and has formed a conclusion leading to a decision. It is now up to your conscious mind to rationalize that subconscious decision or suffer the discomforts of cognitive dissonance when dealing with two dissimilar thoughts—discomforts that can become physical maladies and stress.

No matter how you slice and dice the rationalizations, it all comes down to credibility and trust. If either of those is lost, you might do well to prepare yourself for hard times or consider altering your beliefs, actions, and allegiances.

In the final analysis, politics is the acceptance of the lesser of two evils – both being evil and reprehensible.

At this moment, our troubles are being caused and compounded by the progressive communist democrats. And to a lesser extent, by establishment Republicans who are RINOs, Republicans In Name Only. Thus the path forward is clear – support the GOP until they, once again, disappoint us as they surely must. 

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SPIES THAT LIED?

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Like most things associated with the intelligence community, those analysts who examine data, draw conclusions and present their findings always speak in probabilities, possibilities, and use weasel words to avoid being held administratively accountable for their pronouncements.

So, if not for corrupt partisan politics, why would 51 former intelligence officials and purported elite experts publish an open letter admitting they did not know anything about Hunter Biden's laptop other than published media reports?

Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails

October 19, 2020

We are all individuals who devoted significant portions of our lives to national security. Some of us served in senior positions in policy departments and agencies, and some of us served in senior positions in the Intelligence Community. Some of us were political appointees, and some were career officials. Many of us worked for presidents of both political parties.

[OCS: The letter starts with a truism. However, we see an appeal to authority fallacy: because we have credible education, experience, or position, what we say, imply, or infer should also be considered credible. Likewise, the suggestion that working under different political parties implies some form of bipartisan impartiality is also false. Unfortunately, neither an appeal to authority nor the false claim of bipartisan impartiality says anything about motivations when the statement was written. The fact is that most long-term government employees work under multiple administrations only suggests they want to keep their position, nothing more nor less.]

We are all also individuals who see Russia as one of our nation’s primary adversaries. All of us have an understanding of the wide range of Russian overt and covert activities that undermine US national security, with some of us knowing Russian behavior intimately, as we worked to defend our nation against it for a career. A few of us worked against Russian information operations in the United States in the last several years.

[OCS: Another truism about Russia being one of our nation’s primary adversaries. There is no way to gauge their depth of understanding, especially that of political appointees and high-ranking bureaucrats who rely on specialized staff briefings.]

Perhaps most important, each of us believes deeply that American citizens should determine the outcome of elections, not foreign governments. All of us agree with the founding fathers’ concern about the damage that foreign interference in our politics can do to our democracy.

[OCS: While most may “believe” that our domestic elections should be free from foreign interference, nothing is said about domestic interference from malicious third parties.]

It is for all these reasons that we write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.

[OCS: The reason they do not mention is political partisanship that is heavily, if not exclusively, biased toward the Democrat Party and the election of Joe Biden.

At the time this letter was written, the FBI had in its possession a copy of the receipt bearing Hunter Biden’s personal information and signature. The material contents on the laptop could easily be confirmed by the family – who refused to comment – and third-party addressees, including Hunter Biden’s business associates.

The hallmark of any disinformation operation is the appearance of authenticity, so the use of the term “classic earmarks” is both disingenuous and misleading.]

We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement -- just that our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case.

[OCS: If the letter’s signatories state they do not know if the information is true or possess any evidence of Russian involvement, their collective unfounded “suspicions” should be regarded as politically motivated. They should be held accountable for actions that interfered with a presidential election.]

If we are right, this is Russia trying to influence how Americans vote in this election, and we believe strongly that Americans need to be aware of this.

[OCS: This is a claim based on nothing – unsubstantiated speculation at best, partisan duplicity at worst.]

There are a number of factors that make us suspicious of Russian involvement.

Such an operation would be consistent with Russian objectives, as outlined publicly and recently by the Intelligence Community, to create political chaos in the United States and to deepen political divisions here but also to undermine the candidacy of former Vice President Biden and thereby help the candidacy of President Trump. For the Russians at this point, with Trump down in the polls, there is incentive for Moscow to pull out the stops to do anything possible to help Trump win and/or to weaken Biden should he win. A “laptop op” fits the bill, as the publication of the emails are clearly designed to discredit Biden.

Such an operation would be consistent with some of the key methods Russia has used in its now multi-year operation to interfere in our democracy – the hacking (via cyber operations) and the dumping of accurate information or the distribution of inaccurate or misinformation. Russia did both of these during the 2016 presidential election – judgments shared by the US Intelligence Community, the investigation into Russian activities by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and the entirety (all Republicans and Democrats) on the current Senate Intelligence Committee.

Such an operation is also consistent with several data points. The Russians, according to media reports and cybersecurity experts, targeted Burisma late last year for cyber collection and gained access to its emails. And Ukrainian politician and businessman Adriy Derkach, identified and sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for being a 10-year Russian agent interfering in the 2020 election, passed purported materials on Burisma and Hunter Biden to Giuliani.

[OCS: This is pure bafflegab designed to lend some measure of authenticity to their unfounded speculations.

One could point to testimonial and documentary evidence that the Obama/Biden Administration and Hillary Clinton conspired, colluded, and coordinated with Ukrainian sources to interfere with a presidential election. Also, the Ukrainian government was complicit in an attempt to damage the Trump candidacy in collusion with members of the Democrat Party.

As for relying on media reports – we know they are not reliable sources and have published anonymously-sourced lies as truths. Likewise relying on cybersecurity experts like Democrat-connected CrowdStrike, who has published unsubstantiated rumors about Russian hacking as fact, is foolhardy.]

Our view that the Russians are involved in the Hunter Biden email issue is consistent with two other significant data points as well. According to the Washington Post, citing four sources, “U.S. intelligence agencies warned the White House last year that Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence.”

[OCS: What professional intelligence official would cite the overtly partisan (and untrustworthy) Washington Post and their anonymous sources as a credible source of information?]

In addition, media reports say that the FBI has now opened an investigation into Russian involvement in this case. According to USA Today, “…federal authorities are investigating whether the material supplied to the New York Post by Rudy Giuliani…is part of a smoke bomb of disinformation pushed by Russia.”

[OCS: USA Today, another overtly partisan media source with their anonymous tipsters.

The corrupt FBI has proven to be untrustworthy for political investigations. They knew the Steele Dossier was fiction early on, yet they continued to persecute American citizens.] 

We do not know whether these press reports are accurate, but they do suggest concern within Executive Branch departments and agencies that mirrors ours. It is high time that Russia stops interfering in our democracy.

[OCS: Again, with the weasel-words and admission these 51 credentialed fools knew nothing other than what they read in the partisan press.]

Signed by,

  • Jim Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence
  • Mike Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Leon Panetta, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • John Brennan, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Rick Ledgett, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
  • John McLaughlin, Former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Michael Morell, Former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency

[OCS: Partial list – the full letter can be found here – <Source>]

The real damage was done by the progressive communist democrat propagandists in the mainstream media and those controlling social media platforms further distorted the letter which was disseminated far and wide.

Hbd

Even Joe Biden repeated it in the final Trump/Biden debate...

Joe Biden: (06:22) There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant. They have said that this has all the … five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except him and his good friend, Rudy Giuliani. <Source>

Twitter and Facebooked censored the story and restricted any account that even mentioned the Biden laptop...

Twitter, Facebook censor Post over Hunter Biden exposé

Both Twitter and Facebook took extraordinary censorship measures against The Post on Wednesday over its exposés about Hunter Biden’s emails — with Twitter baselessly charging that “hacked materials” were used. <Source>

No disavowal…

Former Director of National Intelligence and congressional liar James Clapper, when confronted with the disingenuous nature of the letter, replied, “Yes, I stand by the statement made AT THE TIME, and would call attention to its 5th paragraph. I think sounding such a cautionary note AT THE TIME was appropriate.”

Bottom line…

I think that a suitable response to this letter would be to immediately cancel all “courtesy” security clearances for the signatories of this letter, especially those associated with the media, foundations, or NGOs. And for those who need clearances to continue work in the private sector, re-investigate their contacts with foreign nationals before renewing their clearances.

In some cases, certain individuals should be investigated and prosecuted for their actions.

It is now time to deal with those who tell you the 2020 election was legitimate when we know that the media moguls and tech tyrants actively mounted a disinformation campaign against Donald Trump and suppressed the fact that one candidate was involved in massive corruption. Laws were ignored. Counts were falsified. Courts were politicized. And the asswipes in Congress like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and Adam Schiff continue to persecute Americans who protested a deeply-flawed election.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IRAN: BIDEN PLAGIARIZES OBAMA'S PLAYBOOK: KISS IRAN'S ASS AND CAPITULATE

In what universe do you let your sworn enemies, Communist China and Russia, mediate with another hostile foreign power, Iran, on a matter of future existential importance? Or one that involves nuclear weapons and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles capable of striking the continental United States? Incompetence or part of the plan to destroy America from within?

Any cursory look at Joe Biden’s political career will reveal a few fundamental truths about the man and his media myth.

One, his surface charm, really a faux working-guy schtick, hides a bully’s mean streak and nasty temper.

Two, he is a congenital liar that goes far beyond a politician’s “say anything, do anything” behavior. Even when confronted with recorded evidence of his lies, he has no shame.

Three, he is a weak intellect who needs to plagiarize the work of others – and doesn’t even do that well.

Four, his career is littered with failure and a record of being on the wrong side of history in everything he has attempted.

Five, most damaging of all, Joe Biden is corrupt and lacks moral core values. Like most narcissistic individuals, everything is about Biden. I sincerely believe that Biden is not patriotic, and is amoral like most psychopaths.

And six, Joe Biden is physically and mentally unwell, with severe cognitive decline, inability to recall information, and speaks incoherently at times. A definite candidate for removal from office under the Twenty-Fifth Amendment – except for the fact that Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi are also unsuitable to lead this great nation.

So why am I not surprised that Joe Biden, at the direction of former President Obama’s cadre of incompetent foreign policy experts, is following Obama’s appeasement playbook to secure a signed nuclear agreement that accomplishes nothing and is not literally worth the paper it is written upon. Offering to strengthen the Iranian regime with billions of dollars even knowing they are the largest sponsor of state terror in the world?

Capitulation: Biden Team Offers Russia Concessions to Get Iran Nuclear Giveaway Back on Track

New Iran Agreement Would Let Russia Cash in on $10 Billion Contract To Build Nuclear Sites

Russia’s top state-controlled energy company is set to cash in on a $10 billion contract to build out one of Iran’s most contested nuclear sites as part of concessions granted in the soon-to-be-announced nuclear agreement that will guarantee sanctions on both countries are lifted.

Russian and Iranian documents translated for the Washington Free Beacon show that Rosatom, Russia’s leading energy company, has a $10 billion contract with Iran’s atomic energy organization to expand Tehran’s Bushehr nuclear plant. Russia and the Biden administration confirmed on Tuesday that the new nuclear agreement includes carveouts that will waive sanctions on both countries so that Russia can make good on this contract.

"We, of course, would not sanction Russian participation in nuclear projects that are part of resuming full implementation of the JCPOA," State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed on Tuesday, referring to the original 2015 nuclear accord. Russia’s foreign ministry made a similar statement on Tuesday, saying that "additions were made to the text of the future agreement on JCPOA restoration to ensure that all the JCPOA-related projects, [especially] with Russian participation, as well as Bushehr [nuclear power plant], are protected from negative impact of anti-Russian restrictions" by the United States and European Union.

The removal of these sanctions will provide Moscow’s Rosatom company with a critical source of revenue as American and European sanctions crush Russia’s economy in response to its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The concessions to Moscow have generated frustration on Capitol Hill, with top Republican leaders accusing the Biden administration of weakening penalties on Russia to secure an agreement with Iran. Moscow has served as the United States' top interlocutor in talks, even as the country’s war machine rolls across Ukraine. The Free Beacon first reported on Tuesday that a policy document circulating among lawmakers exposes how the new nuclear agreement will create a "sanctions evasion hub" for Russian president Vladimir Putin. <Source>

For those with a short memory, Rosatom was the Russian energy company that was allowed to purchase twenty percent of the U.S. uranium production under the Obama Administration after the deal was green-lighted by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other Democrat sell-outs, including:

  • Attorney General Eric Holder;
  • Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner;
  • Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke;
  • Secretary of Defense Robert Gates;
  • Energy Secretary Steven Chu;
  • Secretary of Homeland Defense Janet Napolitano;
  • U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk; and
  • John Holdren of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

-- all sitting as members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS).

Not to gloss over the lesser scandal of millions of dollars paid to the Clinton Foundation -- including speaking fees to Bill Clinton personally -- that were among the other Obama-era scandals that remained under “perpetual investigation” until the statute of limitations passed.

Why does everything seem to revolve around Ukraine?

Have you ever wondered why much of the scandal involving the attempt to derail candidate, then later President, Donald Trump, had deep Ukraine connections?

Or that Ukraine conspired, colluded, and coordinated with the Democrats in these matters?

Or that Victoria Nuland, Alexander Vindman, and others associated with the plot had deep Ukraine or Russian connections.

Did the Democrats deliberately provoke Putin into a war as just another useful idiot to distract from the criminality of the Obama/Biden Administration? Or to distract from the domestic and foreign policy failures that have damaged the United States just before the 2022 midterm election?

Bottom line…

Obama-biden

Perhaps, we should look to former President Obama for the truth about Biden and accept Hillary Clinton’s corruption as a demonstrable given.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HYPOCRISY 101 -- MORE PROFITABLE THAN UKRAINE?

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We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PLAN B: DE FACTO LOCKDOWN WITH RISING GAS PRICES

There has never been any doubt that the progressive communist democrats, especially those in California’s one-party legislature, desired higher gas prices to drive urbanization, the use of union-controlled mass transit, a decrease in mobility, and the eventual elimination of private vehicles.

The fact that higher gas prices result in higher tax revenues was just a bonus.

Now that lock-down policies are being relaxed, vax mandates reduced, and emergency powers sunsetted – the rising price of gas appears to serve their purpose.

LOCK-DOWN

The only bright spot is that it jeopardizes progressive communist democrats and their RINO (Republican In Name Only) officeholders in the 2022 election and is waking up America.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MEDIA MOGULS AND TECH TYRANTS GUILTY OF INTERFERING WITH A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

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No matter how you may feel about the handling of the 2020 election, one thing is absolutely certain: the media moguls and tech tyrants were coordinating with the Democrat Party to interfere in a presidential election and are responsible for the disaster that has befallen the United States.

Polling suggests that if voters had known about the level of Biden’s cognitive decline and the depravity and corruption associated with the Biden crime family, they would have likely voted against making Joe Biden the President of the United States.

Poll Shows Media Censorship Cheated Voters of Vital Info, Robbed Trump of Second Term

A new survey conducted by The Polling Company for the Media Research Center (MRC) found that major media censorship of certain vital stories left voters in the dark, particularly Biden voters, and prevented President Donald Trump from winning a second term.

“This lack of information proved crucial,”said the MRC in a report on the poll.  “One of every six Biden voters we surveyed (17%) said they would have abandoned the Democratic candidate had they known the facts about one or more of these news stories.”

A shift of this magnitude would have changed the outcome in all six of the swing states won by Joe Biden, and Donald Trump would have comfortably won a second term as president,” said the MRC, which has been documenting and exposing liberal media bias for the last 33 years. <Source>

Majority of Americans say Hunter Biden story was buried by the media to influence election: poll

In mid-October, the New York Post began publishing explosive allegations against Hunter Biden, accusing Joe Biden's son of having inappropriate business dealings with energy corporations in Ukraine and China.

The source for the accusations was reported emails from a MacBook Pro laptop that allegedly belonged to Hunter Biden, but he never picked it up from a computer repair shop in Delaware after dropping it off there in April 2019.

Joe Biden denied the allegations at the final presidential debate by saying, "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life."

The accusations arrived at the stretch run for the 2020 presidential election, but much of the mainstream media flat-out refused to cover the story or labeled the New York Post reports as a "Russian disinformation campaign," despite many details being published in 2018 by the New York Times.

In a new Rasmussen poll, a majority of Americans believe that the media purposely buried the Hunter Biden laptop story to influence the 2020 election. <Source>

If you believe that the Democrat Party did not conspire, collude, and coordinate to suppress the Biden corruption story, remember the hastily-issued “Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails” signed by “50 intelligence experts.”

Including some of the participants in the most significant political scandals in history…

  • Jim Clapper, Former Director of National Intelligence
  • Mike Hayden, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Leon Panetta, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • John Brennan, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Rick Ledgett, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency
  • John McLaughlin, Former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Michael Morell, Former Acting Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Public Statement on the Hunter Biden Emails

We are all individuals who devoted significant portions of our lives to national security. Some of us served in senior positions in policy departments and agencies, and some of us served in senior positions in the Intelligence Community. Some of us were political appointees, and some were career officials. Many of us worked for presidents of both political parties.

It is for all these reasons that we write to say that the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.

We want to emphasize that we do not know if the emails, provided to the New York Post by President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, are genuine or not and that we do not have evidence of Russian involvement -- just that our experience makes us deeply suspicious that the Russian government played a significant role in this case. <Source>

Trying to dry-clean their reputation in time for the 2022 election cycle…

The New York Times Confirms News on Hunter Biden That We've Known for Years

The New York Times is out with a story today about the ongoing Department of Justice investigation into Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings. Deep down in the text, the story confirms Hunter Biden's laptop -- full of salacious information and photos -- is indeed authentic.

"The Justice Department inquiry into the business dealings of the president’s son has remained active, with a grand jury seeking information about payments from around the world," the New York Times reports. "People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation. In some of the emails, Mr. Biden displayed a familiarity with FARA, and a desire to avoid triggering it." <Source>

Bottom line…

OBAMA-RUSHMORE

The media moguls and tech tyrants continue to conspire, collude, and coordinate with the Democrat Party as the flag, censor or cancel the accounts of anyone deviating from the Democrat regime’s official narrative of the time. With nary a correction or apology for their nefarious actions.

It is time to make these miscreants pay for the damage they have caused to our nation.

One, remove their Section 230 protections against being held legally liable for comments posted on their platforms. They are content editors, not neutral content platforms.

Two, invoke anti-trust regulations and break up these behemoth operations, especially those who provide services to the U.S. government under a grant, contract, or other means.

Three, revoke security clearances held by former government officials and implement greater logging of government computer information access attempts.

Rid ourselves of the communist-infested Democrats and RINOs (Republicans In Name Only).

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GET OVER IT: THE DEMOCRATS HAVE GUARANTEED IRAN WILL GO NUCLEAR

OBAMA-ISRAEL

We are well beyond the time when preemptive military action -- or even sanctions -- could have delayed the completion and testing of a nuclear weapon that can be mated with an already developed and tested Intercontinental Ballistic Missile.

Israel, post-Netanyahu, has a Biden-like weak leadership unwilling to displease the progressive communist democrats in Washington.

The United States, post-Trump, is unwilling to demonstrate the type of resolve needed for a preemptive strike and unwilling to provide heavy bunker-buster weaponry and a delivery system to Israel. As for regime change, the Jimmy Carter wing of the Democrat Party has embraced anti-Semitic Obama’s grand vision of strong nuclear power to offset Israel’s “threat to the region.”

Regardless of his reputation and “orange man bad” persona, Trump was ambivalent in striking Iran.

The Middle East scenario is likely to see Turkey and Iran become the dominant non-democratic nuclear power in the region.

Look for North Korean extortion to become the major operational mode of the region.

Remember, Iran will not have a single bomb on the test day; they are likely to have at least five.

What can the United States do? Regime change? Nah!

Look to North Korea for the answer.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE GLOBALISTS ARE AGAINST U.S. ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

YUAN

Once again, we find the progressive communist democrats and their RINO (Republicans In Name Only) cohorts fighting to destroy America’s energy dependence with a false argument.

They argue that America must keep purchasing foreign energy and keep pumping artificially-created dollars into the world’s energy market to preserve the dominance of the U.S. Dollar as the reserve currency of the world.

They point to the creation of the Communist China-created petroyuan as a boogieman. Claiming that China and Russia will cobble a coalition to trade oil in petroyuan rather than petrodollars, thus creating a new world reserve currency.

And the question they never seem to ask is which foreign oligarchs and elites would rather bank their personal funds in China or Russia, or, if given the opportunity, in the United States?

The petrodollar versus the petroyuan…

In 1944, forty-four allied nations executed the Bretton Woods Agreement to make the U.S. dollar the world’s official reserve currency. The entire global petroleum system is based on the United States dollar as the reserve currency used for international energy transactions.

Without these so-called petrodollars, central banks would not need to keep large amounts of American dollars, usually in the form of treasury securities, on hand to settle energy debts.

So the globalist narrative goes, without foreign sources to purchase U.S. treasury securities, the United States can no longer print worthless fiat currency, and our nation spins into a significant recession.

But is it true, or are we being whipsawed into supporting the national interests of other nations?

There is but one overriding goal for the Saudis: preserve the sovereignty of Saudi Arabia and the continuing rule of the Saudi Royal Family. Unfortunately, the Obama/Biden regime has proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that their word cannot be trusted and that longstanding agreements with allies and friends are subject to modification to meet the demand of domestic politics. So there should be little surprise that our friends and allies are now hedging their bets. Knowing they can no longer rely on America, they seek rapprochement -- reestablishing cordial relations with those nations whose national interests are diametrically opposite those of the United States. 

Saudi Arabia Considers Accepting Yuan Instead of Dollars for Chinese Oil Sales -- Talks between Riyadh and Beijing have accelerated as the Saudi unhappiness grows with Washington

Saudi Arabia is in active talks with Beijing to price some of its oil sales to China in yuan, people familiar with the matter said, a move that would dent the U.S. dollar’s dominance of the global petroleum market and mark another shift by the world’s top crude exporter toward Asia.

The talks with China over yuan-priced oil contracts have been off and on for six years but have accelerated this year as the Saudis have grown increasingly unhappy with decades-old U.S. security commitments to defend the kingdom, the people said.

The Saudis are angry over the U.S.’s lack of support for their intervention in the Yemen civil war, and over the Biden administration’s attempt to strike a deal with Iran over its nuclear program. Saudi officials have said they were shocked by the precipitous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan last year.

China buys more than 25% of the oil that Saudi Arabia exports. If priced in yuan, those sales would boost the standing of China’s currency. The Saudis are also considering including yuan-denominated futures contracts, known as the petroyuan, in the pricing model of Saudi Arabian Oil Co. , known as Aramco.  <Source: Wall Street Journal>

It appears that the Saudis are attempting to capitalize on the mental incapacity of President Biden and his corrupt, incompetent, and feckless administration led by America-hating Obama acolytes. They are delusional if they believe China or Russia will protect them from a nuclear Iran.

Bottom line…

The dominance of the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency is based mainly on the size, strength, and stability of the U.S. economy and the dominant influence of U.S. financial markets. Despite our precarious fiscal condition, compromised by massive deficit spending, multi-trillions of dollars in national debt, and the seemingly endless printing of U.S. dollars, purchasing U.S. Treasury securities remain the safest way for foreign nations to store their capital reserves.

The U.S. Dollar, backed by the full faith and credit of the United States – the implicit trust and confidence that the United States can pay its debts -- will continue to make the U.S. dollar the most redeemable currency for transacting the world’s commerce.

Those who govern America must stand strong and avoid being whipsawed by our enemies into taking actions that benefit hostile foreign forces like Communist China and Russia. Both economic paper tigers shored up by bravado and nuclear weaponry.

We are so screwed when our leadership is braindead and acting against our nation in favor of our enemies. Will the pussies in the Biden Administration cave? 

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE FACE OF OUR ENEMY MAY LOOK LIKE YOU!

She is young, adorable, has a beautiful smile, melodious voice, and has millions of fan- followers on social media. She may also have some expertise in an interesting subject or cultural matter.

Yet, this is the face of our enemy. A paid propagandist promoting a false and misleading narrative that slips under your self-protective radar because you are thinking about her smile.

In some cases, she may be a "useful idiot," a Cold War term used to describe an individual who is easy to persuade to do, say, or believe things that help our enemies. She may actually think she is being patriotic and helping our nation while helping to cause irreparable harm by conditioning the minds of those more interested in her physical attributes than arguments.

In other cases, she may be an uncaring merchandiser, more concerned with monetizing "her brand" to fund her personal lifestyle, better communications technology, or viewer reach.

And, there is the possibility that she finds the narrative authentic and compelling after decades of indoctrination by radical teachers, professors, and exposure to media propagandists who carefully avoided teaching about history, critical thinking, or the evils of communism.

In any event, she may be a clear and present danger to herself and America as she promotes a carefully-crafted narrative that benefits our enemies.

TikTok Influencer Blames High Gas Prices On Putin After White House Gives Her Talking Points

After a briefing from the White House, TikTok influencer Ellie Zeiler blamed high gas prices and inflation on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and national security staffers met last week with 30 TikTok stars to discuss the war in Ukraine. Zeiler — an 18-year-old with 10.5 million followers — said that “she hopes to remain in communication with the White House and continue to press officials there about key issues,” The Washington Post reported. “I’m here to relay the information in a more digestible manner to my followers,” she said. “I would consider myself a White House correspondent for Gen Z.”

Over the weekend, Zeiler posted a TikTok explaining why gas prices and inflation rates are hitting record levels. <Source>

TIKTOK

I had the opportunity to ask the White House why gas down the street is $7 and here’s what they said.

The obvious reason: we are getting out of a two-year pandemic. When use goes up, price goes up.

But the call was predominantly about Ukraine and Russia, so how does that relate? Russia is one of the top three producers of oil, and it is actually their number-one revenue source.

Now, with Putin starting this horrific fight between Ukraine and Russia, nobody wants to work with him and do international trade. So, with people being scared of war and limited resources, prices are bound to go up as well.

For the people who can’t pay $7 for a gallon of gas, there’s an app called GasBuddy that shows you the cheapest gas near you.

Bottom line…

Fact check: Energy prices were rising before Putin threatened to invade Ukraine – not so coincidently when Joe Biden was inaugurated and immediately took action to restrict domestic energy production and to favor so-called green industry initiatives over fossil fuels. Oil prices in the global market are mostly based on supply and demand and the energy futures market and what energy hedgers, traders, and speculators believe the price will be at specific time periods in the future. 

In California, the progressive communist democrats that rule California with an iron hand refuse to delay an additional tax on gasoline and diesel at the pump – anticipating a windfall of tax revenues based on higher pump prices.

We are being suckered by a devil with an evil heart hiding behind a beautiful façade.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS