Got plenty of korona, economic doom, a primer on “foreign influence operations” (a case study of The Moscow Times), a link to my recent appearance on James Kunstler’s podcast, the ABSOLUTE BATSH*T CRAZIEST Ukraine war stuff I’ve ever published, and more, further down, but first…..
…..a WARNING to those Republican party officials and conservative media/activists who still read me…..
If you’ve been following FBI “activity” against the Trump camp in recent days, you know we’ve never seen the Democrats (or any U.S. rulers since the War Between the States) this wild and desperate.
Although hundreds of poor sods are still in jail for merely trespassing for 20 minutes at the Capitol 20 months ago (many having walked in through wide-open doors and not even realized their crime)…..
…..The “January 6th Committee” (“Plan A”) was a ridiculous flop…..
…..then the “raid on Trump’s house” gimmick (“Plan B”) got bogged down…..
…..(they made too big of a show, got sloppy and walked away with too many papers; taking the three passports was an embarrassment; the authorizing judge CLEARLY lost his nerve; and now they’re in a battle over what they can use, out of what they took, and it might not be settled before the midterm election)…..
…..so they had to activate (or drastically accelerate) “Plan C.”
America’s “democracy” has seen plenty of TYRANNICAL oppression and suppression…..
…..with people losing their jobs/careers or even being IMPRISONED BY THE HUNDREDS for writing or saying the wrong thing (e.g., the crackdown on World War One dissidents, and the first Red Scare and then the second Red Scare), not to mention, terrorist “race massacres” as recently as the 1920s…..
…..not to mention, White House-coordinated censorship/deplatforming campaigns that totally shut down Republican talk radio in the late 1930s and again in 1964-65 (the latter episode also closely involving the Democratic National Committee)…..
…..but, there’s been no ruling party crackdown on the opposition party per se, like we’re seeing now, since the 1860s.
(Of course, it was much worse then, but we’ll see how things go.)
(And of course, they like to say they’re not targeting the whole opposition, only those nasty Trumpers, but that’s the ONLY opposition right now, if we define “opposition” as “a threat to some governing power or system”, LOL.)
And so, “Plan C.”
The FBI recently accosted up to 50 (yes, fifty) Trump advisors / campaign workers and other Trump-oriented Republican or conservative figures across the country…..
…..including political “dabblers”, hangers-on, amateurs such as Mike Lindell and Bernard Kerik (neither of whom had any government or party positions or formal campaign roles in 2020, nor any involvement in the “January 6th” events)…..
…..seizing their phones or demanding their email records, trying to build a case for some conspiracy to violate election laws or overthrow the government.
The FBI has moreover demanded records from more established figures such as Harmeet Dillon, a Republican National Committee board member for California. They also confiscated some Republican congressman’s phone. Just to give A FEW examples.
Such figures were involved in lawfully discussing and attempting to formulate a wholly failed or non-executed plan(s) to deny Brandon the electors he needed to win, similar to what the Dems and some RINOs tried against Trump in 2016 (though that effort was much more low-key, not being trumpeted by “It’s Her Turn” herself.)
Democrat partisans nationwide are eating it up, veritably peeing their pants in a giddy state.
If you don’t see all this as a meaningful backdrop for the midterms, you’re asleep.
As we saw in the November 2021 “off year” election in Virginia, Republican county officials wisened up from 2020, holding their vote tallies until “big blue” Fairfax County lost its nerve and gave up trying to outwait them.
(As of 10:45pm or 11:00pm, the Fairfax elections office was talking about needing ANOTHER THREE DAYS to count, LOL. That didn’t last long; they folded within a few hours when they realized the rural GOP was prepared to match them day-for-day. You don’t have to like Republicans to understand that Democrats love to count and count and count and count, until they get the number they need.)
Republicans likely think this hold-the-votes game of “chicken” will work for them, this November as well. It will, to some extent. Anyway, there’s no choice but to play the game.
But, things may get crazier.
Barring a huge financial meltdown and stock market crash between now and election day, the “Big Red 80-Seat Tsunami” clearly isn’t happening. There will be a medium to small wave, possibly just a ripple. The only question is how close will it be.
I’m NOT saying for sure it will be a cliffhanger, with the House of Representatives in the balance all night long, and into the next day.
Looking at history, this SHOULDN’T happen. It SHOULD be a comfortable Republican win.
But, the national GOP (under Kevin “deer in the headlights” McCarthy, and Mitch “the Manchurian turtle” McConnell) has fallen on its face so hard, it’s a POSSIBILITY.
And if (again, if) it’s really close, it’s worth contesting. Tough people would step up to slug it out.
In which case, it WOULD NOT look like 2020.
It WOULDN’T be about “the machines.” It may not even be just about late-night photocopied ballot stuffing by a skeleton crew in Atlanta or wherever.
It would be Team Brandon sending the FBI, Marshalls, Secret Service, etc. to select close race districts and precincts (the “still counting the next day” races), to start “observing” and “talking to” people involved in the count.
In fact, if it’s looking very close nationally…..
…..I’ve no doubt at least several close races (ONLY in areas under Republican jurisdiction, of course) would be quickly taken over by Dem-appointed Federal judges, who would direct the FBI to go in and cart away all the ballot bins or whatever…..
…..then, hand the count over to some contractor hired by, I dunno, an “independent, nonpartisan” group such as… the ACLU.
Or something like that.
You think I’m nuts? Want to take a bet, feeling lucky? Felt lucky in 2020?
What’s to stop them? Who’s to stop them? America’s number one “closet case”, Lindsey Graham, talking tough on Fox News?
If (again, if) it’s close, all bets are off.
They’re just not giving up power, if they can physically help it, period.
Get that through your heads, my friends.
Look at Merrick Garland’s face.
They will IMPRISON and SHOOT people if they have to.
And their propagandists, activists, and voters (your fellow citizens, perhaps your neighbors, maybe even some of your family) would cheer and call them heroes.
They would cheer, just as many people in the Ukraine cheered a group of 40-some young Russian sympathizers being chased into a building and burned/asphyxiated to death in Odessa in 2014 (the few who remained alive and conscious long enough to try to escape, where shot at and then beaten once they jumped out the windows and hit the ground, no one ever went to jail, good times!) Civil strife is a nasty thing.
Knowing the risks, if I was a Republican governor…..
…..I’d be prepared to peacefully, professionally face off with the FBI (or whoever), and demand to see and understand the warrant, and make sure they stick to its narrow terms…..
…..and in fact, to call the judge’s office and verify over email that it’s legit in the first place (may take a few days to hear back and confirm, who knows?)
Also, might be wise to buy some time to get an appellate court judge to tell this district court judge (if that’s what he/she is) to fuck off.
It may sound loopy now, but I’d say, on grounds of “wanting to keep the vote peaceful, avoid rioting, be on the ready against terrorist threats that we found on the Internet, etc.”…..
…..all Republican governors should have select, capable National Guard units or detachments thereof, sitting in their armories the morning of election day, ready to deploy with their vehicles. (In “red” counties inside “blue” states”, sherriff’s departments should be put on notice.)
Communications with the state adjutants (National Guard chiefs, should be at the governor’s side) should be via SINCGARS encrypted military radio only, using microwave or some other relay if the distance is too great for individual radios alone. Get it set up in advance, don’t wait until the last minute.
Yes, I know it sounds crazy. 2020 through early 2021 was also crazy.
(Incidentally, making everyone get “vakksinayted”—or else!—against a disease with a near-100 percent survival rate among healthy people under 60, is also crazy.)
The alternative to an organized, lawful approach (if it comes to it) in line with the U.S. Constitution, is, potentially, random unorganized violence by some angry lunatic yahoos (the “cling to guns and religion” crowd) here and there, which is totally unacceptable…..
…..and moreover, it would sharply turn off the soccer moms.
Don’t let it come to that.
If you’re someone of influence in your state or county Republican party, please share this essay, don’t be shy.
In fact, everyone should be sharing. Why be an information dead-end? I’m very grateful for the loyal readership, but it seems only a small minority of my readers make a routine effort to share my material with friends and family. This blog could grow by 20 percent EACH MONTH if half of my readers routinely shared, instead of just sitting on it. Why is this not happening? I’ve got no ads and this stuff is free, please don’t be a leech, return the favor.
(BTW, I know there’s many readers (not from my original Republican mailing list) who are thinking, “who cares, no difference between the parties.” Well, I don’t care about the parties anymore, either, but federalism and division of power and prerogatives is better than hyper-centralization under one national capital perennially dominated by one party. So, please don’t bother with those types of comments. As for the few remaining fools who want to complain like, “I’m not American and I don’t care about your politics, I’m only here for the war”….. Please, just leave this blog and don’t come back.)
Interest Rate Armageddon – Or, “How A Marginal View Goew Mainstream in 2 Months“
The Federal Reserve’s panicked moment of reckoning—which I predicted in several videos a few months ago, and no I wasn’t the only one—is finally almost upon us.
The SP500 stock index crashed over four percent on Tuesday, September 13th, when Uncle Sam’s latest inflation report came out.
All the smart people had figured that with gasoline now somewhat cheaper (thanks to Brandon’s ultraliberal use of the “Strategic Midterms Reserve“, LOL), inflation would be cooling off.
All the smart people were wrong.
Even per the Government’s BS numbers (which understate real inflation by about half), it’s getting worse.
The reason stocks fell is, of course, that’s what happens when people realize the Fed might have to take the easy money away.
“Treasuries” have since responded by lifting yields to their highest since 2007 or so.
Mortgage rates exploded, too. The 30-year rate on a regular loan, for a $400,000 house, top credit applicant, 10 percent down, is now about 6.60 to 6.75 percent, depending on the area—well over twice what it was in December, and up at least 0.30 percent in just the last two weeks.
On Wednesday, September 21st, the Fed’s board raised its “funds rate” target by 0.75 points. After the inflation report, the financial markets had that more-or-less priced in already, yet the SP500 still dropped another 1.71 percent that day, and four percent for the week.
If (probably when, probably the next one) we get another bad inflation number, they will jack up their rate target again at their next meeting just before the midterm election, at which point, 30-year mortgages will zip to 7.0 percent…..
…..thus totally shutting down the (already deeply struggling) residential real-estate loan market to all but high-equity, second or third time buyers.
Corporate bonds are also in BIG trouble, if companies (who were used to rolling over their debt at ever-lower rates for year and years) now have to sell new debt at roughly 2X the coupon and yield, relative to just last year.
(Most of the bullschitt dotcoms and other “trendy” outfits—maybe not the top five names, but most of the rest—will be brought down just like 2000-2001.)
But don’t worry, if the Fed doesn’t crash the economy this next time, they will crash it the time after that. It’s just a matter of time.
If (as I’ve predicted, and I’ve been good so far) inflation will keep rising, or at least stays high, they will have to keep raising.
So, either way, they are going to bring it all down (or Variant X—depending on when it hits—will bring it all down for them.)
At which point, it’s been my view (as per my videos) that they will have to run back the other way…..
…..lowering rates and “capitulating” to inflation.
When I first talked about “capitulation” on YouTube in June and July, it was a MARGINAL view (not to mention, I got heaps of grief from dumb teenagers who wanted me to keep talking only the Ukraine war, not economics.)
It was marginal, in part, because few among the “investariat”, expected inflation to keep rising and rising, forcing the Fed to act, hard. (Obviously, you can’t capitulate to inflation if there’s no prolonged inflation.)
(Amazing how all the smartest people can’t ever predict anything, LOL.)
Now, “capitulation” has become so mainstream, that almost everyone expects it. Now, it’s just a question of HOW LOUD the howls of pain have to be, for the Fed to give up.
Once the Fed capitulates, and lowers rates into the recession (and perhaps into Variant X, depending on when that hits)…..
…..without… ever… having… gotten… inflation… under… control….
Once that happens…..
…..inflation will REALLY take off, and break everything.
(Another multi-trillion dollar stimulus bill to deal with Variant X would be gasoline on this fire, but there will be fire, regardless.)
Folks, we are still in the early innings of this thing. (For non-American readers, that means it’s only 7am and the day ends at midnight.)
WE HAVE NOT EVEN BEGUN TO SEE HIGH INFLATION.
In my estimation, inflation—perhaps sharply exacerbated by other, as-yet unforeseen crises or disasters, but inflation nonetheless—will break the country, forcing a sharp change to the U.S. political system (likely in the direction of substantial decentralization.)
Inflation has catalyzed sharp or disastrous political change in other countries (e.g., the USSR among many others) and yet literally no one else is predicting this with respect to the USA…..
…..so, in my view, that means it’s probably going to happen.
Especially as no politician has an answer for it.
Even great alt-thinkers such as Steve Bannon and all his podcast guests, have no answer for this.
Bannon can (rightly) rail against “elites” and China whatever, but inflation is the biggest thing in town, and he has little to say because….. the problem is his own listeners! (Among others.)
Most adult Americans reading this, are responsible for (or at least, benefited from) wild deficit spending that got us to where we are now.
For example, my day job is with the Federal Government (disclaimer: on this blog, I speak only for myself, on my own time, as a private citizen with opinions.)
Ever since I gave up on mostly fun, demanding, relatively low-paying jobs, “started a family” and settled down in a boring corner of the bureaucracy for the long haul, I’ve been earning decent money, loyally and honestly doing good, honest work that is not efficient or truly “needed,” as far as society goes.
It’s mostly just conspicuous make-work and smoke and mirrors, so that some executive can justify their own turf. My position would not exist in any efficient, private sector organization.
In short, I’m responsible.
I could hypothetically get a more productive, market-valued job in the private sector (not Government contracting, but the “real” private sector), but I don’t, because it would pay MUCH less, and I’d have zero job security.
As for YOU… If you’re an American, and you voted (in primaries but not only) with an eye only to social and not economic issues, election after election, and the politicians catered to that, and let the jobs go….. YOU’RE responsible.
If you benefited from the Paycheck Protection Program in 2020-2021, YOU’RE responsible.
If you or your parents or your community (and you living in that community) benefit from deficit spending on a year-in, year-out basis, YOU’RE responsible.
Such as, if the only really big business in your town is a VA hospital or any big hospital, or a college or university, or a military base…..
…..Well, you might think you have an “honest”, private sector job, selling cars or insurance or legal advice or whatever, and maybe you do, and it’s honorable…..
…..But if the people buying your stuff, are mostly collecting a Government paycheck—directly or indirectly, doesn’t matter, it’s Government spending regardless…..
…..Then, respectfully, YOU’RE benefiting from massive, perennial deficit spending, almost as much as any “lazy government employee”, almost as much as any “welfare queen.”
In short… People who just whine about “politicians”, “elites”, “corporations” or “capitalists” are either ignorant, or kidding themselves.
The problem is VOTERS and THE PUBLIC.
Yes, someone hollowed out our industry and made compensatory deficit spending on healthcare, (mis)education, and now, permanent “stimulus” and sloppy “pork” spending, a fixture without which the economy and our entire society (as we know it) dies.
But someone voted for that, over and over… Someone allowed that ball to get rolling… and it wasn’t Putin.
Maaaaybe if you’re under 40, you get a pass; this train left the station before you started voting. Anyone older, sorry, if you voted then you’re guilty.
I’m not saying “don’t vote now”, but obviously, under the current system, it’s too late to fix anything.
PS: Although those among the “investariat” who say that inflation will soon tame itself (or “is rolling over already”) have been reduced, as of recent weeks, to a small minority, they are warning much more aggressively now that the Fed is “overreacting.” Typically, these people are trying to sell you (“you” being a pension fund or some rich guy) on them managing your assets or something like that, keeping you in the game of buying stocks. All I can say, these people are bozos. It may be that asset prices will tank, but, day-to-day prices for most consumers are only going higher. In my area, residential rents are still rising fast. Globally, there will be an even worse food shock next year, because chemical fertilizer prices will be even higher (probably MUCH higher) than this year’s highs. Industrial production in Europe will largely shut down for the winter, so by spring (although we will likely have “other big problems”) there will be shortages of parts for turbines, elevators, machine tools, and whatever else comes from Germany at a minimum. Also because of the Europe situation, global competition for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will soon reach insane levels, pushing up the cost of everything in the USA, as the USA is an LNG exporter, and the more LNG exports, the more the un-liquefied stuff costs here as well. I could go on, but you get the picture.
“Endemic” And The “Rain Man“
In the last few months, many geniuses have commented here that the korona will never get worse, only better, because now it’s “endemic.”
People throw that word around like it means “not a big deal anymore.” Mindless, they heard it on TV, repeat it, don’t even think about what they’re saying.
Bubonic plague is “endemic” in some parts of the world; rabies is “endemic” in my neighborhood. Fortunately, not among humans. Doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous.
Influenza is “endemic” among many species.
Humans have had some natural immyoonitee to the “endemic” flu (now likely on a genetic level) for at least 100 years, and yet…..
…..Every 5 or 7 years, some new flu strain kills 2, 3, or 5 times more people than “usual.”
And, “all scientists” agree that The Big One—a hugely deadly, 1918-1919 style flu eppiddemmikk, likely coming from our feathered friends—while perhaps still decades away, is probably unavoidable.
In fact, the korona was a shock to them in part because many were expecting “avian influenza” instead.
So, from now on, anyone misusing the term “endemic” in the comments section, will get put up against the wall.
(Incidentally, my entire household came down with flu, late last week. Never got it this early in “the season” before. I did a podcast recording over the weekend with James Kunstler, he had it even worse than us. This one is something else. I think the hospitals are going to be full this winter, and then…. Well, if you read me, you know. Check out New Zealand’s “Kiwi Drug” for some European-sourced Tamiflu, if they still have it, before everyone piles on. They also have Indian-sourced eye-verrr-mekk-tin, which I can’t vouch for, but it may be better than nothing. When ordering, write that it’s for prophylaxis and “just in case” purposes, and will not be consumed otherwise; they don’t need any more detail as to your motivation or intentions. Of course, I do not get paid to plug them. They’re just very good, in my own experience. Do your own research and buy at your own risk. Also, buy vitamin C, in bulk, enough for safe daily doses for the entire fall-winter, before everyone else piles on. If it’s a rough winter, vitamin C might become “the next toilet paper.”)
The korona is obviously myoo-tay-ting much faster than the human flu, we seem to have a distinct, authentic new strain out every 2 months or so.
OBVIOUSLY we’re going to have a deadlier korona strain sooner or later…..
…..AND, the vakksed-and-boosstted have clearly bucked up their immyoonitee to the korona (and probably not only korona), something that has NEVER before happened in the history of “vakseenz.”
It’s gotten so silly that the media long ago stopped reporting the “percentage of unvakksed among all korona-inpatients or serious cases” in whatever state or hospital system (remember that?)
Given all this, logically it’s hard to see ANY OTHER outcome but a very high body-count panndemmyk of the vakksynayted, within the near-enough future.
It’s just logic and common sense.
I’m not even getting into science talk about the vakseenz stimulating the myoo-tay-shunz and the degree of infekk-shuss-ness. I’ll leave that for experts like Mallone and Vanden Bossche. I don’t know the science, I just see obvious patterns and connect the dots.
A few commenters said I must be slightly autistic, because I see patterns and trends and stuff. OK, maybe so. A little bit of autism may be a gift.
As I’ve said many times in my videos, I still expect the bottom to fall out by March 31st, 2023. We’ll see if I am right. If it falls out on April Fools Day, don’t hold it against me too much.
Speaking of Autists…. Please Make Yourselves Useful
If someone could find my summer (June or July) YouTube and/or Rumble video(s) and the moment (tell me what minute and second, roughly) at which I state the Euro currency will be annihilated, let me know, I would greatly appreciate it.
(Please note, the video that has “Euro” in the title, is not necessarily the one in which I said “annihilated.” It may have been another one.)
I really should have “prophesized” against the Pound as well. It’s doing even worse. These countries are phucked. God is Great, folks. God is in control.
Not the “personal buddy god” (or your friendly pen-pal Jesus) that some people pray to, to balance their checkbooks or whatever, but nonetheless.
If you are against God, it’s not a good place to be.
*******PS: Disclosure, I am invested in betting against the Euro currency. With my few thousands of loyal followers, most of whom are not remotely among the investariat, I am clearly no financial guru or “market maker”, but, we understand the time we are living in, so I can’t be too careful. So, it’s disclosed, I hope to make lots of money as the Euro is being annihilated.*******
The Lowest Form of Life
I’ve watched parts of three different Russian state TV shows in which guests/commentators admitted Russia’s embarrassing disaster in Kharkov, and urged the military leadership to get its head out of it butt, before the entire house comes down.
If people on Putin’s TV channels are saying that, I think it’s “case closed.” I think they know better than some angry (mostly blocked) dildos trying to spam my comments section.
Now, as you might have heard, Russia has suddenly, rapidly accelerated its political claims over the Donbass and Black Sea coast…..
…..Partly to convince the locals that they won’t be abandoned, as were many thousands of Russian “collaborators” who had to flee Kharkov region with the Russian retreat. Again, “case closed.”
Russia’s defense minister Shoigu also basically admitted, they’re now calling up the reserves because they don’t have remotely enough men to cover a 1000-plus kilometer front (in short, the Kharkov problem), let alone to continue advancing. Once more, “case closed.”
The one saving grace with Kharkov, is that Russia was outsmarted and outmaneuvered, not actually outfought…..
…..and was able to retreat with almost all of its mobile gear and remarkably light casualties (given the circumstances), and is now better poised to defend other areas, while maintaining, on average, over time, a roughly 3:1 casualty ratio in its favor, same as always.
OK, maybe that’s a few saving graces. Other than that…..
…..and the fact that the Ukrainian offensive ultimately proved to be a disorganized mess in its execution (they still can’t “do” offensives, their senior officers are incompetent and rely on U.S./UK advisers to tie their shoelaces)…..
…..succeeding only thanks to an 8-to-1 superiority in numbers along the axes of advance…..
…..Kharkov is clearly a DEFEAT, and not some cunning “secret plan.”
I got hate mail from groupies, who were upset that I called their prophets—e.g., Larry Johnson and Martyanov who thought it was all some genius, 4D chess move, and the New Atlas guy who denied it was even happening—”blind” and “illiterate.”
I admit, that language was a mistake. I should have called them “GODDAMN MORONS.”
(As for the Duran guys, they are WELL smart enough to remain observers of the war, not deep analysts or forecasters—for those few who asked why I didn’t include them in the moron list, it wasn’t just because they had me on their show.)
One thing I ask of all my readers, never be a groupie. Groupies are subhuman filth, the lowest form of life.
Now, please stop by my store and buy my T-shirts (just kidding!)
PS: The Wall Street Journal claimed a few days ago (in passing, it wasn’t a main point) that “hundreds” of Russian tanks, armored vehicles, and cannon were captured in Kharkov region. This is a FANTASTIC claim, the equivalent of at least one full brigade’s worth of equipment being left behind by the Russian force retreating from primarily Izium (where there was not much more than one Russian brigade to begin with.) I’d like to see the proof. So far, what’s been made public is a video of a maintenance overflow yard with 10 or 12 broken-down (but fixable) Russian tanks and BMP’s in Izium, one or two other tanks that were shown elsewhere, some crates of munitions, and a pile of antiquated small arms that were left behind after likely being seized from the Ukrainians themselves in March or April. Perhaps I missed something, but, “hundreds” of tanks? Where, what? It’s just another example of American “journalists” repeating BS talking points (or fantastic rumors) from their preferred side of the conflict—and don’t expect any corrections, ever. I probably still have a couple of reporters from the WSJ reading me, I’m glad they’re here because, hey, you guys are PATHETIC. I’m sorry I called groupies the lowest life form, it’s actually you quasi-state propagandists masquerading as “respectable journalists at a leading news organization”. How do you look yourselves in the mirror each morning? Make sure to get triple-boosstted… and don’t overfeed your dogs.
“Foreign Influence Operations 101” – Or, Another Day At A Fake News Factory
The Russian announcement of a call-up of trained reservists (former contract soldiers and some former conscripts) has been followed by a torrent of fake news about these guys paying thousands of dollars to fly one-way to Istanbul or Dubai etc., to sit out the war.
Probably the most “effective” examples of this fake news wave have come from the English-language Moscow Times, a Dutch-owned, largely Holland-based website that has been run—evidently for propaganda purposes—at a near-100 percent “operating loss” for years.
That is, no ads on the desktop version… only minimal ads (e.g. low-rent junk plugs for Asian comics) on mobile… no subscriptions… and no paid premium access.
I don’t know “for sure”, but typically in these cases (and there are a bunch), U.S. or European government or “foundation” funding is in play.
With a slick website, reportedly at least 10 full-time staff and/or contractors, and a name that implies a respectable, good-sized, major city newspaper (despite running almost no news at all about Moscow itself)…..
…..The Moscow Times gets picked up by the likes of Yahoo News, and aggregators such as Citizens Free Press and probably (though no one goes there anymore) The Drudge Report.
They only ever write what Russia-hating audiences want to hear—running almost nothing of interest to any Russian—and my impression is they make a lot of shit up. (Almost none of their “terrified” witnesses/subjects ever have a last name or even a last initial, LOL.)
Fact is, even if he doesn’t like the war, almost no Russian “who recently completed military service”, or his family, can afford to pay a panic price (allegedly) of thousands of dollars for a one-way ticket out of Russia…..
…..and then pay to live in a hotel or AirBnB in Turkey or Dubai with ZERO income, indefinitely.
This is fantasy. Russian military-type families are not that rich, sorry. Only the top 5 percent or so of Russians can afford to do that… and you can imagine they have nothing to do with the army, LOL.
Even American army reservists—you know, central Pennsylvania bumpkins or Spanish Harlem types—can’t afford that lifestyle.
Not to mention, most of these guys are married, and many if not most have at least one child already.
Anyone trying to sell you on this alleged “escape wave” as a mass phenomenon or as representative of a broad population of trained reservists, is a BULLSHITTER, and you should consider where their paycheck might be coming from.
What’s likely happening (assuming the stories of sold-out flights to Istanbul, Dubai, Armenia, etc. are true), is that, just as in February-March…..
…..some panicked, “liberal” computer programmers and graphic designers etc. are looking to telework from another country while they figure out if Vlad the Impaler has really gone medieval this time.
Many of them came back to Russia after the last time, and probably will this time as well. It could be some of the same people as last time. We already saw this movie.
BTW, an obvious “giveaway” is the alleged selling out of flights to Armenia, which has become a major hub for Russian oppositionists.
Another giveaway is that the word “Thailand” has not appeared with respect to this alleged reservist exodus. Thailand is a favorite destination for Russians, there’s no shortage of flights, but it is Turkey that is the big base for Russian TELEWORKERS.
As for Turkey as a safe haven, it’s no place I’d go to with the intent of sitting out any shit hitting any fan, LOL. When Turkey goes down, it will look like World War Z.
The funniest thing about the Moscow Times, it’s such a poor “investment” for NATO HQ, the National Endowment for Democracy, Soros, or whoever is paying them. The content is not only ridiculous…..
…..It’s also in English, so, how many people in Russia are reading it?
All it is, is grist for echo chambers OUTSIDE of Russia. And it makes no money. What’s the point???
So much for an “influence operation.” There are many other sites (either government or “on the payroll”), such as Radio Svoboda and Meduza, which cater to Russian oppositionists in their own language.
To any normal person, they are unreadable, but at least they earn their keep.
England Is The Dumbest Country on Earth
In the U.S., we still have one good tabloid, the New York Post, which (if you’ve been lying in a tomb) broke the Hunter Biden laptop story, and was then totally censored and blocked by the dotcoms until well after the 2020 election.
I know Israel has a few pretty good, very popular tabloids as well.
In England, the tabloids are really, really, really dumb.
With all love for my English readers—I lived in England for some years as a child then as an adult, I know nothing of Scotland or Wales or the place that “Zombie” song is about, so I don’t say “UK” or “British”—English tabloids prove that England is THE DUMBEST COUNTRY ON EARTH.
Case in point:
A 73 year-old, retired Russian professor of aeronautical engineering (or something like that) fell down a flight of stairs and died.
This tabloid made it out like he was a friend of Putin, and the death is suspicious:
LOL. The poor guy, was just some guy.
The really funny thing is, I only ever read about this guy, in this stupid tabloid! I know his age, retired status, former profession, and mode of death, only because they told me. It’s all in the text!!!
And yet, well… you see the headline.
And so, most people (who don’t read much beyond the headlines) walk away with the impression that Putin is killing not just the occasional KGB turncoat rat who eats at $100-a-meal sushi restaurants, but in fact, all of his own old buddies…..
…..Working down a list, like some vengeful ghost in a horror film.
And of course, we can’t cut a deal with such a monster.
(As to the other seven “cronies”, one was just a random expat who—according to police—killed himself in Washington, DC, and most of the rest were current or former execs/managers in Russian state oil or gas companies or their various affiliates, which together happen to employ millions of Russians, so, yes, you will find some deaths among this large crowd, even just this calendar year. One guy fell off a boat, several killed themselves. Probably there’s many, many more who died of heart attacks, cancer, etc., but that’s not so interesting. You wouldn’t believe, people also die in London and New York City, it’s amazing.)
James Kunstler Podcast
Please click on the above link to hear me on James Kunstler’s most recent podcast.
In roughly the second half, we depart from my “usual” Ukraine stuff (the only reason I get invited anywhere, LOL), and talk about American politics and other things.
If you don’t know him already, James is the first (and still almost only) “doomer” who views the coming sharp decline of the USA as not a sudden thing that we can get to the other side of quickly, but as a multi-decade “Long Emergency.”
If you haven’t noticed already, I tend to agree with him on this.
James has also written a number of excellent books, including the well-selling The Geography of Nowhere (1994), about American suburbia, which has over 300 reviews on Amazon. You should check him out. Please note, he has a different style from me, and his blog doesn’t do specific predictions.
Mass Graves! Massacres! War Crimes!
I promised you the batshit craziest Ukraine material I’ve ever published, and, in my view, this is it.
Regarding areas recently retaken by the Ukrainian army in Kharkov region…..
Russia was in Kupiansk for over six months, and in Izium for roughly four months.
Izium was a battlefield in April. Most of the town was damaged if not wrecked at that time, or by near-daily Ukrainian shelling and rocketing since (seeing as the town became a major Russian base.)
Then, Russia quickly retreated.
There are hundreds of bodies (many civilians, as well as many Ukrainian soldiers from the April battle) in rough graves near town. The Ukrainian army dead were buried by the conquerors in various pits and trenches, not individually.
It would be easy to claim (or “imply” without claiming) they are all victims of Russian death squads, or some Khatyn-type massacre of POWs, whatever.
Aaaaaand that’s exactly what’s happened.
The MSM (led by the Washington Post, the “Mouthpiece of Empire”) went lunatic with headlines of terror and horror, moral terror, oh the horror, horror and moral terror, a snail crawling along the edge of a straight razor.
Below are two videos. The first shows Russian soldiers collecting Ukrainian army dead in the fields and forests around Izium, in May (or early June at the latest). The second video shows these bodies being brought to burial.
At around 0:50 in the second video, you can see a large number of bodies in black bags (this is not remotely all of what was collected, only a modest fraction, but just to give you an idea)…..
…..then, starting from about 1:20, they are deposited in a pit in a forest, with one masked soldier narrating that the Ukrainian side refused requests to come pick up its dead.
…..Here is (just a very small taste of) America’s take on things, from the Washington Post:
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Ahhh, poetry. Pure poetry!
This post made me laugh out loud many times (I think Mr.Dreizen has missed his calling as a comedian) But what really got me was the heading ‘England the Dumbest Country on Earth’. Speaking as an Englishman, that was priceless. Absolutely true of course; we have just got a new Prime Minister who reflects this fact beautifully.
I thought of Piers Morgan but Liz Truss is even better!
As an Anglo-Irishman I would normally agree accept that I read somewhere that Finland and Sweden should be renamed dumb and dumber for giving up decades of successful and profitable neutrality in order to join NATO/USA just as that particular sh*tshow goes down the tubes… and then, thanks to Turkey, making an undignified mess of it.
Germany is in pole position for being the dumbest country regarding what it already lost and what it gonna lose soon.
With respect, there isn’t a single honest politician in the entire federal government of either party. Not one. It’s a dog and pony show for the proles. Democracy in America died a long time ago and isn’t coming back any time soon.
The insane globalist agenda will move forward regardless of elections. There is one and only one solution to our problems, but it requires courage, intelligence and determination from the people, all of which are sorely lacking.
Until all the illusions and delusions are crushed under the heal of hunger and poverty the people will do nothing. But by then of course, it will be far too late.
I will share your post to Ricochet, just got to be careful as your swearing violates their code of conduct.
Dr. Michael Yeadon, former head of R&D for Pfizer, said in an interview last month that the vakkseens do not work as intended because the molecule size of the antibodies produced by the spike protein are too big to make it to the inner lining of the lungs where the damage is being done. Our bodies are 70% water and the smaller and tighter cells inside the lungs prevent us from drowning. This is his latest interview on the fraud that was perpetrated. https://tinyl.io/72nn
“If you’re someone of influence in your state or county Republican party, please share this essay, don’t be shy.” I write up a semi-daily Public Notices and I can already see that this current Dreizin Report is going to inspire a 5 part series from me. I post on Truth Social, IDW, Minds, ReTalk, Substack, and Facebook (I like to label YouTwitFace). I see much value in this report and I have only read a portion of it so far. However, there are, to me, some obvious problems at the core, or foundation, of this type of report, from this type of perspective. An example of a problem I see, is the complete absence of the history of the beginning of American “political factions.” Without that history, how can one take sides, as if there are only Evil choices? I don’t count as someone of influence, of course, because I am not someone of (criminal) influence. Half-truths are the products of those who do not know and those who do know the whole truth. A faction depends upon both types, masters and slaves. Someone not choosing “political factions” knows that Con Game and prefers not to voluntarily fund it.
Two things: 1) first off, great post! Been looking forward to your next one, and you sure didn’t disappoint. As Fitz Wood said above, made me laugh a bunch also.
2) I know no country is perfect, but at the rate things are going in the woke, brain dead US, I may end up in Russia after all just to get away from all the insanity. Since you read so much stuff Russian, can you recommend some books, authors, websites, documentaries, etc. which would better acquaint me with life in Russia and various Russian peoples? If you can, I’d greatly appreciate it.
You might check some people who are on YT, and try to contact them.
iEarlGrey is an English guy who has moved to Russia. I think he lives in St. Petersburg, or close.
Also there is an Australian family who have moved to Russia. They have different channels on YT like; RussianHomesteadGirl and Russia Guy. They give useful information about how to get the residency etc.
Cheers from Italy.
I’ll do that, thank you and good luck to you as well!
Sorry to hear about the flu and hope all is well now.
Awesome report. I cannot wait for the mid terms. America has changed soooooo much since I lived there in the late 90s.
Totally disagree about The Sun. Piers Morgan provides even greater proof that England (my home) is the dumbest country on earth. He did start his career there though……LOL.
I live in the Euro Zone and I do not expect the Euro to exist in 12 months . Indeed I do not think that the EU will exist in it’s present form in 12 months ( EU Commissions can be sacked for a start). I’m hoping that my Government has contingency plans for bringing back our own currency , but I’m not holding my breath on that one .
The good news is that I got a notification . Outlook seems to have decided that they like you .
If the USA house and senate don’t turn over, as they should, like _heartbeat_, we’re doomed. (more than we already are.) The implications of the midterms are global. Weekend at Brandon’s (not just a low quality show streaming on fetnlix) will potentially be expanded into a 3rd and 4rth season, with the same bad special effects, derivative millennial writing, and decaying zombie protagonist.
Where’s the red meat? Where is the promise to IMMEDIATELY impeach multiple individuals all the way down into specific members of congress? I gather the useless wing of the republican party politicians, which is most of the sitting members, thinks it is better if democrats take the fall for this current mess? Yehbut the country will be gone with two more years of this path. The collapse will be brutal.
I’m a failed Bernie bro. 2015 me, well that mf’r has been burned to a crisp by “the event” in 2020. I’ll never vote (particularly on the local level where it matters) for a democrat again. They, including family members, are becoming a race of enthusiastic bug eaters who don’t understand that they are working from Mao’s little red book. (((We’ll just censor until we fix the problem, and we’ll defund the police RIGHT AFTER the last trainload of maga-turds is sent off to be re-educated. Riigggght.)))
Our political culture was never great, but it is now it is based on half wit story time, there is no attempt to dig for facts or consistency. Illogic has been normalized. Working from shared facts, the distinction between opposing parties would matter, because different solutions, policy approaches, would have meaning.
I remember the last century. I remember a guy named “joesky biden” who had to drop out of the primaries because he was caught lying, making up a resume, and cribbing speeches from other politicians. Latter days it is considered a mark of excellence if you can lie to ones hated base, or better yet, lie and emit sulfur fumes like Gavin Newsom. The few old fuddy duddies like Massie, who can combine a love of our constitutional system, facts and a scientific approach, family and even RELIGION, well, they’ll be toppled in due course. Obsolete statues to be ground into dust by the purple haired taliban.
– If the votes are counted honestly, I think the house and senate turn over. Anger is incandescent in the real world. That probably won’t happen and partisan federalis fronting at polling stations is horrifyingly plausible.
– Andrei Martyanov bleeds white blue and red. I think he was authoritatively saying Russia didn’t have or need any stinking Iranian drones the day they were showing up on the battlefield. I would recommend his books, not his geopolitical analysis or his blog.
– I moved to Texas during “the event”, it is a purple state, and the democrats here – and I say this in good humor – are dopes who are twenty years behind where we were in Seattle. 15 years ago, they still prosecuted crimes in Seattle, and the downtown wasn’t boarded up and covered with feces and screaming morons. With that, I’ll say we’ve all got to hold on to what civilization we have left, I will share your newsletter but not to people who can’t think, and after the midterms the furrow will be dug and the course set, and the slow motion accident in progress. Pray for airbags.
Thanks for this splendid picture of Maurice Gamelin, the worst general ever. He was the product of coteries and political acquaintances and under his command, France met with the most spectacular and humiliating military defeat of mankind History.
Currently, with popular referendums in Donbass and southern Ukraine, Russia is building its victory against West-backed Ukraine or… a global nuclear holocaust. The ball is now in the court of a decadent West
… and just to make sure he was in top form he was believed to be suffering from the pox before penicilin.
@dreizen Very nice. Thank you. As always blunt and to the point. Wish was more often.
Quick question: Why does it say this was published on September 15th when it came out today (September 24th)?
Other than that I don’t think you give The Duran guys enough credit. Alexander analyzes a lot more than the Ukraine thing and he’s been proven right on many occasions. Credit where credit is due.
Out of curiosity, what’s your take on crypto/bitcoin?
Weird. Thanks for pointing that out. Some quirk of the platform. I probably started writing this one on the 15th.
I think bitcoin is a bunch of crap, but I won’t write about it, because (even after 10+ years of hype) it’s obviously not that important, and just not worth my time. Not worth getting the crypto fans/cultists in a tizzy over something I don’t feel strongly about
So many gold nuggets in this newsletter ,I’m going to have to read it 2 or 3 times. Definitely worth the wait until September 24, (although mysteriously dated Sept 15). Also a good reminder…first, second Red Scare, etc., etc., that the US government has been involved in craziness before. History repeats….don’t ask me why I find that somewhat comforting…..
Ukraine will fall this winter, or its ww3
Do you think you are going to get your fellow us citizens in order before the whole house crumbles.
RE: MONETARY SYSTEM – Mr.Dreizin, Would you please, if time allows you, view The Morgan Report, vid#24 with guest Lewiss? It was extremely unsettling to see documentation/evidence that both BRICS upcoming “global currency” AND West’s CBDC are actually on same system: ISO 20022… and already in effect, implying Ukraine /Russia is a bankers’ war designed to place a single global surveillance currency whereas no different except BRICS currency will be THE dominant since Central Bankers long plan. US Constitution mandates States pay debts with gold & silver, yet, no politician in feds or state level talk about this and against the CBDCs.
Sorry, it sounds like you are watching a bunch of crap. There is no grand masonic (or whatever) conspiracy behind the Ukraine situation, it’s all out in the open. My recommendation to you, stop watching these types of videos.
ISO is a set of standards, not a system. For example every healthcare company uses the same ISO xxxx for their IT infrastructure & network security. That doesn’t mean that all healthcare companies are secretly colluding or owned by some shadowy oligarchs. Just means they’re following the same or similar standards and procedures to ensure they don’t get hacked and/or sued to oblivion
I love the way you actually mentioned the easiest cheapest way of surviving the dreaded lurgy. But would like to suggest a slight refinement. I supplement with vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) together with vitamin K2 MK-7 (Menaquinone). My research suggests the two work together than D on its own. I’m mid-seventies, never had the shot, was quarantined with someone who had it and I’m still here! Who would have thought. We get sick as winter approaches ‘cos we make vitamin D naturally, but only in our skins when the sun shines on it. That’s why people with dark skins here in the You Kay get it worse than us white boys. I’m an electrical engineer. So trust me. I’m not a doctor.
Some more on K2 and why it’s important to take with D3
If that utube didn’t mention Magnesium, do some more research… Precursor D needs Mg and K in the liver and kidneys to convert to active D.
Hope you are fine. I really like your analysis both about the war and the economic stuff. I have to admit that I met you in the Duran show. Being part of the russian diaspora in central america I enjoy the fact you speak “наше великий и могучий язык”, thanks for that.
Regarding sharing your blog, I wish I could do that in the US; however, all my acquaintances there could get me fired in my ultra liberal corporation. But I Will share this with my costarrican friends. Hope you dont mind.
Although I was a little upset with the way the Kherson front was handled by the russian army. I guess you are right and idiots must be held accountable, it was a defeat (this is a non propaganda place). Poor people, hope this war Is soon over.
Greetings from Costa Rica.
Thanks very much. Kherson is fine, you meant to write Kharkov.
Yes, sorry I messed up It Is Kharkov. Thanks for the correction!
I remember you mentioning quite a few months ago that you had heavily shorted the Euro in anticipation of its demise, good call. Though it seems that everything but the dollar, ruble and French franc, have been absolutely destroyed this year.
I mostly tend to agree with you on most things but I do think you aren’t absolutely right in regards to Izyum, while not being completely wrong. This was not, in my opinion, a huge loss for Russia. My dumb ass sitting here on my couch, knew Russia was over extended and incapable of maintaining proper reinforcements for a 1000 km battle line. Which meant Russia also knew, along with NATO. The Izyum line was one of the least important and hardest to defend. NATO was always going to attack the least defendable area for a quick PR victory, if it wasn’t Izyum, it would’ve been somewhere else.
Because of politics, Russia just couldn’t freely mobilize, so they were left to deal with it. They clearly seen NATO building its forces in the weeks leading up to the attack, knowing they could not bolster these lines in time to counter it without cannibalizing other areas of defense, they chose to start a draw down of troops out of the area along with evacuating as many civilians as possible. If they were caught of guard they would’ve incurred heavy losses, they did not, they retreated as fast as they could to extend the Ukrainian lines as much as possible then proceeded to destroy them with artillery and air support, incurring much more losses on the enemy in their retreat, then the Ukrainians got in their advance. In my opinion, this shows the Russians knew exactly what was coming they just utilized what was available to them. Not saying they weren’t caught flat footed, but they weren’t caught off guard.
I don’t think it was a 4d chess move, but I do think it was a successful countermove, they retreated to an area that was much more easily defended, they have made their point to the public that mobilization is necessary, and while Ukraine(NATO) continues to send troops to this area because it continues to be a point of weakness, Russian troops are in a position where they can defend it while reinforcements are mobilized. Plus Putin got his mobilization with very little loss of political capital, the Russian population are now almost begging him for it.
Also, now Ukraine finds itself in a position where it is going to be stretched thin trying to hold territory it can’t defend. As the leaves fall and the ground softens. I think you were a little hard on some of these other commentators who were only slightly wrong but who mostly were trying to just make the point that this was not the end of the world for Russia. It really had little impact on the inevitable outcome of the overall war. I do not consider Brian Berletic, Larry Johnson, Adrei Martyanov, nor yourself morons. For the most part you are all fairly accurate and you all are occasionally wrong. To his credit, Brian did admit he was wrong and the Duran was right.
As far as the economy, I believe you are spot on. There is no short term fix, the fed is in the position where they can control the collapse now or run and hide later, those are the only 2 options. Lets hope they choose the first option. And we all do play our part and are each responsible for it in some fashion, the sooner we accept that, the sooner we can get to fixing it.
I hope you are wrong about the coof comeback, but from what I’ve seen, I don’t think you are. On the plus side, all of us non jabbernated will have no problem finding a job.
I miss your videos, you should make more. Maybe make a locals channel that people can follow and contribute to. I think you would have many subscribers. Not all of us are addicted to Ukraine, though I don’t think the real show will start until it is over.
Whatever Paul krugeman recommends plan on the opposite. Most economists don’t read Hazlitt, Hayek, or Sowell. The dollar is losing its status as the reserve fiat currency. I’m watching the “bricks nations” and its looking like gold especially gold and silver miner’s are going to explode. I enjoy your take and always learn something new. Keep up the good fight, the future is not for the faint of heart.
Thank you for your time and effort.
Your logic pasts the “smell test”, AND it also helps me as a template for mine in the geopolitical world we find ourselves in. If that makes sense.
Your analyzation is sharp, as opposed to the mucus of modern media……(and politicians)
Good Sober Synopsis of the 4 Horsemen’s conquest 2023. Question if I may, why does he use the misspellings of certain words like “Vakkseenz?” Is that for effect or is there another purpose?
I think to mislead the ‘fact checkers’ and censors
Great to have you back. Please try to post more frequently.
Wars have setbacks and even disasters for winners and losers. The Russian effort in Ukraine was always drastically undermanned. Perhaps that is fixed now with new forces on hand in time for the winter fighting season.
I wonder how well equipped for winter the Ukrainian Army will be. Not going to be much graft money to be made getting parkas, sleeping bags, long underwear, headgear and winter boots to these guys.
Watching the voting in the Donbas, it was raining pretty steady. Everyone in line holding umbrellas. Wonder what the turn out to vote in the US would be under similar circumstances ?
First the rains to get everything nice and wet and sloppy. Then the freeze. What do you suppose the likelyhood for a great deal of sickness in Ukraine among both civilians and soldiers will be this winter ?
In these “modern” times, nobody remembers that for most of history, disease has carried off more soldiers than blades and bullets. The suffering and hardship for the AFU has just begun.
One of the videos of young men lined up at the airport to escape, turned out to be that the authorities had setup an intake processing center in the airport lobby and the place was jammed with mobs of young men waiting in line to be processed…so mostly true I guess, the scene did happen in an airport.
Ukraine is expending it’s reserves now. How big was that reserve do you think. The most reliable numbers I’ve heard was 15 Brigades. If thats the case, there should be one more leg to the attack, unless Russian estimates of Ukrainian casualties were mostly accurate. Just like Gettysburg – attack on the left, attack on the right and then send Pickett up the center ?
Amazingly, I see AP have issued a retraction for a totally incorrect report that thousands were fleeing to Finland by train.
Like Carlin told us 50 years ago “forget the politicians they’re nothing”…..it’s always been about the stupid american people that claim they want change but no matter how bad their lives are affected they continually elect the same corrupt parasites into office,
put back the trillions the bush/obama and trump tax cuts took out of the tax base and you wouldn’t need any deficit spending….
Regarding the midterms, once you accept the premise of dumb voters, it isn’t hard to understand why voter outcomes are the way they are….
Well, the “war” is not over and no matter how it happened it’s clear, as a small few pointed out at the time ….going into Ukraine with such a small force and with one hand tied behind their back was indeed the! blunder.
Everything going forward starting with Kharkov can be explained by that blunder, though how the Russian military expected to control their gains and why they didn’t understand it would turn into a proxies war against NATO is beyond my understanding.
While the west states they will not recognize the ongoing voting, it is their military response which will dictate the extent of any escalation beyond the Russian’s announced mobilization….
But based on the feedback regarding Kharkov….I fully expect a massive Russian devastating military response if the west does provoke it because Putin can no longer not respond in such a way…
Yes, count me in as one of those crazy people who do… believe nuclear war is possible.
While sleepy joe announces just ahead of the midterms that the “epidemic” has passed we see no letdown in the mandating of jabs…no letdown in the hype the calling out of the jabbed etc…..and expect sleepy joe to pull a 180 as soon as the midterms are over no matter the result…..no matter the escalating deaths and illness no matter the science the whistleblowers the doctors coming forward…which sadly brings us right back to Carlin….”there are some dumb M*****f***** in this country”….
“In short… People who just whine about “politicians”, “elites”, “corporations” or “capitalists” are either ignorant, or kidding themselves.
The problem is VOTERS and THE PUBLIC.”
I’ve been trying to verbalize this exact same sentiment for years, only I haven’t been able to do so as clearly and concisely as you have here. Bravo sir!
This is your best post yet in my opinion. I’m doing my part in spreading the word as much as I possibly can. Thank you!
Hotmail notifications worked this time FWIW.
I completely agree with your idea of how Republican jurisdictions should deal with voting irregularities. At the state and county level especially, they should be treating it almost like a terror threat, with enhanced communication and some National Guard on alert.
Do you have an insight on the Illinois law that removes bail for all kinds of crimes? (Not an American, that’s just how it appears to me). At surface level it’s like the legislature wants to turn the rest of the state into Chicago.
Agree with your take on the modern journalist. They lie as naturally as they breathe. In Canada the legacy media is receiving subsidies from the federal government,
– which is bad, because our taxes are underwriting liars
– which is also ‘kind of’ good, because it means nobody’s watching them anymore.
for more definitive reports on the Illinois SAFE-T act go to Wirepoints.com
Best Illinois. news source around
there is a lot of pushback going on
Heads up on 2nd body bag video, it’s either a video from 2-3 months ago or so close to it I’m suffering deja vu.
I’ve been looking for a broker who can help me place a longer short on the euro then I can get from my banker in Hong Kong, my concern is will they be able to close out if the damn thing disappears. Lol.
Last time I visited my brother State side everybody and his suburban town either directly made money from industries that depend on murdering people overseas or made it indirectly from providing services to the former. What a healthy happy economy. Hopefully you’re just squandering the money in your job, and that puts you way ahead. In a way you’re helping to bring it down. Bless you.
Hello, I’m sorry and I hate to be rude to any good fan, but of course those videos are some months old, that’s the whole point, duh. Are you reading my material, or just eyeballing it? Nonetheless, I just added some new language to make it even more clear.
Otherwise, thanks for the good comment.
A Fair Reprimand.
I read the location but somehow missed the months. I make my money ‘reading’ technical drawings to find mistakes and when I learned to read and write Chinese it was like a blessing, no dyslexia. Any alphabet based writing is a struggle, always has been but an occasional rap upside the head is important reminder to use my tools and not be hasty and so I thank you.
Only stock I own right now is EUO. It’s a leveraged ETF that shorts the Euro. It’s been doing well for me. Not sure if that helps you or not but wanted to share.
I’ve followed James Kunstler for years. Bright man with creative insights. The election is doomed. The system is broken. What we will see is one more step towards greater authoritarianism. This Republic is going down, eventually. 2032-2035? That pension you are working for may buy you a bag of potatoes. I’ll probably be dead so It won’t matter. If we can avoid WWIII, we will be lucky. 2023 will be a year of ugliness.
Glad you and family are alive after the flu. I’ve been taking ivermectin 2 x week for 16 months. Haven’t had so much as a cold. But I’m disabled and rarely leave the house or contact others.
I’m stuck in Crazyfornia by age and health. Thankfully I’m in a poor and less wacko city, but it will get bad. I used to have a home and 40 acres in the rural Sierras and was prepared for this but my sickness forced me back into a city. My son is a business owner and doesn’t see the crap that is coming. I can leave him and my little grandsons here. They live in the old Bohemian GloboHomo neighborhood in town and will have to flee to my house, methinks. I prepped for 20 years. Didn’t expect my health to fail overnight. Now I can’t even walk a city block. But, I can sit with my weapon on my lap and wait, try to love my neighbors and help as I am able. I moved emergency gear with me to the city and I have training that I can share. Got my bag-lined bucket to shat in and water purification. Got kibbles and bits to munch on when the grandkids get here. Have trained the oldest is basic marksmanship. God is sovereign, not me.
I eliminated debt years ago. BUT, I need a new vehicle and the dealers have bare lots. My 17 years old Toyota will have to do. New tires and battery. Running good. I got into metals years ago. Got too much cash I was holding to plan to buy real estate after it crashes, but I’m getting nervous watching it evaporate. Stocked up on nonperishables. California is going Sweden, and I can’t do shat about it except keep nagging my son and advising my grandsons to expatriate to another land.
God is judging this nation, if you haven’t noticed. Pray for mercy. Plant a garden. Clean and lube your “tools”, and the crime and clean and lube mine as I’m too damn sick to do it. Gentlemen we have the opportunity to to face a great evil face-to-face. Avoid crowds. When they come for you, go out with honor.
Thank you so much for your content. I’m on the opposite side of the spectrum–I tuned out of the Ukraine War back in July and wanted to focus more of my attention on the domestic front. That being said, keeping you on my feed helps me understand a little bit more about what’s going on around the world and how it effects me, so I appreciate your hard work.
“The Tamiflu fiasco and lessons learnt”
Лучший анализ ситуации. Иногда со стороны лучше видно, действительно. Браво.
Another great piece, love it, thanks Jacob.
Here in CR (Costa Rice) they’re still mandating the jabs and now pushing 6mo to 5year old pushed by hospitals and medical staff, nuts. Folks down here are pretty compliant, they believe their govt and tv bs.
I am 77 not jabbed, my wife 72 got jabbed in march 2021 and been sick since early this year got myocarditis and some vascular shit, her legs bruised purple and feeling like crap.
I am out of the “market” for some time, in cash only, debt free and living below my means hunkering down waiting and observing for the shtf.
Anyway, I am spreading your blog to some of my (almost) likewise thinking friends, got some flak back as usual, well fock’m.
God bless and bestes luck to you all.
That’s ridiculously good analysis. None of the best Russian sources are even close, unfortunately. Bravo, Jacob. If I had just one news/analysis source to choose from the entire internet, it would be you.
I owe you a beer or two. Took your advice, did some research and started shorting the Pound and Euro and, you know how it’s gone, thanks!
BTW, there’s another alternative to “Russia got whooped” and “It’s all a 4d chess move”.
Russia abandoned Izyum because it isn’t Russian territory and Russia just didn’t care about it that much. It’s the difference between helping your neighbor with their problems and dealing with your own family issues.
Once additional territories are included in Russia, then Russia will fight for them with all it has.
Should have known this from Prince Andrei’s speech in “War and Peace” contrasting Austerlitz, where Russians panicked, to Borodino, where they fought to a standstill.
This is confused. How was southeast Kharkov region, under Russian control for some months, situated right along the Russian border, being strategically the northern gateway to liberating the Donbass, any less Russian than Kherson… or Donetsk? Which are being fought over, very hard. There might be something faulty with your logic. Perhaps go see if Tolstoy has anything else to say on the matter? Austerlitz BTW is in Czechia.
Good to see you have not lost your ability to get to the point. All the subtlety of a sex starved Russian grunt in newly liberated Berlin circa 45′. There is little time now so why hold back? Another gerry-rigged election coming no question about it and few eyebrows will even be raised. The swindlers and bolsheviks have already stolen power, why would they ever surrender it?
My primary concern is a nuclear event in the Ukraine or vicinity either by accident or diabolical intent. The Dreizin timeline for the winter sniffles apocalypse feels a bit ambitious. This is slow acting poison for obvious reasons and I doubt a sudden lethal variant comes anytime soon, no it will remain a steady trickle of unexplained cancers, cardiacs, clots and stoke-outs. This way the mass population remains unsuspecting, the Walking Dead.
Putin said, in response to the Ukraine conflict:
““We hear today that they want us to be defeated on the battlefield. Well, what can I say? Let them try. We haven’t even really started anything yet.”
Now today, we get the Driezen report that has taken off the gloves to give us the hard reality like a punch to the face. It feels good, like you are alive again.
I have to comment about the PPP and ERTC. I own a payroll company, representing hundreds of small to medium sized companies – 5 – 400 employees. We went through the 08′ crash, watching companies of all stripes get destroyed by banking malfeasance. We survived only by sheer grit and determination. Banks stopped lending and they passed the losses onto small companies across the USA. The banks made the small businesses of America eat their bad loans. The banks stole, wrecked and ruined small businesses by yanking credit that they had promised. Now, in 2020-2021 they offered a life support in the form of PPP and ERTC money. Did we deserve this money? Fucking A, yes. Business bore the brunt the last go around and this time we got the bail outs along with the banks and large businesses. This PPP and ERTC money saved all of our asses from ruination. Believe it. I know personally, from experience, millions of businesses still exist because of this money.
Thanks for the comment. I figured someone would complain about that one.
You may think that all these small business owners “deserved” the free money that allowed them to pay furloughed employees to sit on their asses for X months, to wait out the Democrat shutdowns.
But, that and other goodies amounted to $4 trillion in deficit spending, so much that the USA could no longer export all the inflation, and the free money finally ended up having its impact here at home. Whether your customers “deserved” the free money or not, they all took it and they benefited from it, while providing nothing to the market during that time, and so we have inflation. I’m not saying they are bad people.
Obviously, the Democrats would not have shut down their states and cities if the Federal Government wasn’t up to paying (with deficit spending) for something like the PPP.
Incidentally, I understand some places were closed longer than others, but any solid business should have cash on hand to get through a few months of no revenue, paying its workers at least a furlough wage, to keep them from moving on. That most of these businesses did not, or acted as though they did not (even though all of them were also given mortgage and other loan relief if they needed it, and rent relief in very many cases), is also a testament to how our economy uses excessive credit to build questionable enterprises. It’s the entire system.
Jacob, further to your advice on “Korona and flew”, Most people are deficient in Magnesium, Zinc and Vitamin D3. I am 72, my wife 74 and we never get the flew or colds, nor Korona. for dosing requirements and blood tests, required to check, consult Dr Steven Gundry, or Dr William Davis on their You Tube channels. UK Dr John Campbell You Tube is also listened to in many National Health Training centres around the World. He covers Korona and the excess death data in detail. You must listen to him. Haven’t seen you cover excess deaths that has been happening Globally for the last 16 weeks “in all age groups”.
True John Campbell has been my go to source for all Koro related news, I thought the piece about nearly all of the people in hospital being double or triple busted was interesting.
Dreizen, I think you have called the Midterms correctly. No GOP landslide but small gains gets them control of the House. Mitch McConnell used to be a slick operator when it came to getting conservative Justices on SCOTUS, but I just don’t get what he’s doing now, and I’m not trying. Instinct tells me to let the cards fall where they may and he may gain one or two seats in the Senate, if he just shuts up. I mean Nancy Pelosi is the best GOP ally they have ever had and when she opens her mouth, one million Democrats decide to stay home.
Given that Putin has probably invented new Russian verses for ‘Onward Christian Soldiers,’ he is perfectly happy to wait for winter and let Europe starve and freeze to death. Very Kutuzov. There is nothing quite like dying of exhaustion in an effort to stay warm. Other than start WWIII which as the Biden Admin is probably short of matches and gasoline to set off missiles, it leaves its neocons spitting epithets and swearing under their breath. But what do I know.
By the way I thought that was a picture of Marchal Foch up above but in the photo galleries I checked there are similarities, but nothing close that would get me to say, yeah, that’s him. So rather than go searching through photos on the Ecole Militaire, I decided I will let you tell me. Cheers
Looks like France’s most disastrous général to me – Maurice Gamelin.
He is, Gamelin, Maurice Gamelin
So let me ask, is it really anymore complicated than what is described in the link below? Globohomo is making sure that the current system dominated by them remains intact as changes move forward into the future. I have become fond of this blog because I dislike stagnant analysis. We must process things to help determine what we are up against. However, for simplicity sake sometimes it is good to microfocus.
My take is that the biggest concern of these globalist shitheads is that the monetary (banking) system is being threatened by the Multipolar BRICS+ one being introduced. There’s simply no way the current fiat system or future plans can coexist with a multipolar one. Who is going to want our heavily indebted money when their are buyers who trade with real wealth?
I am happy to be educated so please let me have it. I am willing to learn. I understand there’s a lot of moving parts but is it really any more complicated than this?
Hello. All the BRICS currency talk, or any excessive BRICS focus, is a bunch of crap. Countries like Brazil and India are just random passers-by, and no kind of bloc to challenge the USA or EU/EMU. More likely, the EMU falls apart on its own and the BRICS have nothing to do with that.
Who’s going to run the trade deficit to allow other countries to hold the “new” reserve currency? China? It has nothing much but it’s people, who need employment. Brazil has nothing but the Amazon which it is rapidly exhausting. Russia has sufficient domination in agricultural products and energy, but neither sufficient population or will to build and maintain a large coterie of client states. It can’t project its power far beyond its borders to ensure compliance to the financial depredations necessary to support the return flows. It can barely keep interest in holding the former republics in orbit. Most of all it will debauch their productive base, which they must build up due to their isolation. The dollar may be a fraud, but it’s the only fraud that works for now.
Hi Jacob Im enjoying your content and the way you deliver. I especially appreciate your humble life choices. In Australia we say “America catches a cold and Australia sneezes” I can tell you in relation to interest rates and inflation we’ve got pneumonia! PS I thought I had subscribed months ago but haven’t received any notice, so Ive done so again.
That was worth waiting for. “Manchurian turtle” always makes me laugh. The myriad ways voting is manipulated in the home of democracy was also interesting, there were a few new ones there for me. It’s like NED is running US elections these days lol. Meanwhile in Europe we have Von Der Leyen and her “tools” for sorting out EU countries that don’t vote right.
Maybe you’re being a bit harsh on US voters being responsible for the decades long US monetary Ponzi scheme? Did they ever have an alternative to vote for outside the Uniparty? Maybe the Dems and R’s had alternative policies once upon a time.
“Subscribe (for free), and I will send you an email (which you can open or return to at your leisure) WHEN I have something to say. That way, my user metrics will make sense, and I’ll get a return-on-investment from paying hundreds of dollars a month for the mailing list function”. THERE, subscribed (fucking capitalist), only because you deliver such good material. Don’t care much about your internal (US) staff, although that also is a fun read, and will have world wide repercussions. But, Ukraine conflict and “the other stuff” (not gonna bother with spelling shit), are pure gold. Waited a bit to see if you cave to the popular demand, you hold up, and there, have my subscription. Don’t fuckin share it, don’t care for any dumbass which only cares about money (fuck you again), or don’t have balls to stand by what he believes. You have my respect, and are spot on on some, and uncomfortably close on other takes. Keep up the good work!
Really great post…alway look forward to reading or hearing what you have to say….The Duran, they have become boorish and old, but glad they weren’t on your list!…
Even if the Duran-boys would be on J. Dreizins BSer-list I would listen to them because they (especially Mercouris) do quite realistic analysis of the EU. I saw some other guys/”Anal-lists” at the Duran and never had the urge to watch their schydd (fast conclusions that are black-white and claim absolute truth). At the moment I don’t know many other people in Europe who have this humble realpolitics approach. Since the Ukraine conflict started (way before Feb22) you can’t find a single serious newspaper or political mag in Europe anymore. All crappy stereotypes and “Schlagworte”. I enjoy watching the Duran-Barnes-crossovers since you get a good picture of the US system. The standard European zombie-freak thinks that the US is all about some kind of poor Democrats who fight against those fascist/backwards/irrational Republicans and that’s it. And most Europeans love to feel more knowledgeable/intelligent/progressive than Americans – in reality not so justified at all, Europe is a trashcan full of nationalists and fascists who pretend to be the most open people on the planet.
Yes, Mercouris is tops for roasting the EU, this is undeniable.
Thanks for what you do.Re: health issues you-now :what….the most revelationary source we have is Anthony William, the Medical Medium, who has given us an anti- vihruss diet for the last 35 years, healing untold thousands from you-know-whats of all varieties which are the hidden causes of most chronic and mystery maladies. Those tiny demons can be fed or starved , and otherwise destroyed.. I started a couple of years before the recent nonsense, and have been very social and never wore a facial diaper, to no I’ll effect.(it sure helped to live in Florida) Very serious knowledge for our times.
please your take on Luongo and this vid I am linking, as well as longer term prospects for Gold and Silver and the coming U.S. CBDC rollout. I would expect such a rollout will outlaw trading in BTC so what make you of its future? BTC always felt like a get rich quick millenial lotto game. Does it suffer extinction?https://rumble.com/v1l53uz-this-is-the-end-game-tom-luongo.html
Sorry, I don’t have time to watch anyone’s videos anymore, unless it’s for “competitor” research for my own blog, to see how bad certain bozos are messing up, but I don’t do that often.
I have read some of Luongo’s stuff in the past, via ZeroHedge. The guy clearly has ZERO “real world” experience or grounding in ANYTHING he talks about.
And, he tends to make wild, sweeping claims that are not based on his own knowledge or any logical deduction, but rather, only on his own whims and desire to “wow” the reader.
For example, when he magically peers into the heads of European Union leaders, and tells you they are doing X because it’s a grand conspiracy to Y or Z end.
That’s how a wise reader knows they are being bullshat. I never present like that.
As for all the BRICS and bitcoin and commodity based currency stuff that he covers, it’s mostly bullshit.
For sober, non-ideological “alt” commentary, if you have time for long videos, I recommend Robert Barnes or Alexander Mercouris.
Barnes does 2 hour monster videos that I don’t remotely have time for anymore, but again, for those who do. He is more focused on U.S. politics and society, and, not being quite so dependent on YouTube, covers more topics and pulls fewer punches than Mercouris.
Lastly, Barnes was the very first pundit to recommend to his followers that they plug in to me. (This was when I had only an email newsletter, not this blog or any video channel.)
In any case, neither Barnes nor Mercouris will waste your time with rambling, made-up fantasy bullshit, like Luongo does.
thanks, I had suspected Luongo of talking a game but was basically unfamiliar with him. He swallows his words and virtually all of the ends of his sentences so its difficult to listen to the rap, like a used car salesman with emphysema. I think there is more to the graphene oxides and dioxides however and will give it another look, these fuckers are transhumanist wannabes, they have had the technology since first introduced in 2011, a very sharp woman named Karen Kingston has verified La Quinta COlumna’s claims and is not one easily duped.
With regard to Putin eliminating former close allies, he’s a piker compared to Hillary and Bill Clinton.
in lieu of the Dreizin lethal variant scenario coming this winter I would suggest a more likely one. The graphene oxide that is laced through out all the vials regardless of brand is self assembling nanotech clearly visible now under high magnification. As this process matures and is exposed to EMP wave frequencies it will lead to mass neuro degeneration in the unlucky carriers. See La Quinta Columna for illustrations and vids.
Sounds like a joke and impossibly hysterical,- herds of zombified victims wandering the landscape,- but it is more likely than the variant projection imo. And of course the simple corona flu will be blamed for this development and medical tyranny will then demand new shots to address it.
Jacob should have a field day with this post but some cursory research might surprise
That graphene oxide “lab report” was an obvious hoax, done by some obviously quite young person with no experience in lab reports. I reviewed every page of it, it’s a joke. A rambling mess, and the alleged “lab” isn’t even identified, LOL. No company name, no people names, no address, no contact info, nothing. People believe what they want to believe, no one looks under the hood. Most people either have no critical thinking skills, or (just as often) choose not to use them, if it’s a matter of something that supports their preexisting biases or ideological / quasi-religious convictions.
Any thoughts on Marineus’ analysis of Russia’s start of the SMO vis a vis Kiev? Also, Mercouris believes Kharkov was a long planned Russian strategic retreat. Perhaps all the hoopla allowed Putin to call up the reservists without roiling the water.
“It’s mostly just conspicuous make-work and smoke and mirrors, so that some executive can justify their own turf. My position would not exist in any efficient, private sector organization.”
So you work for NASA?
Thank you for another excellent article. I think the most importance part of the article is
“…Look at Merrick Garland’s face.
They will IMPRISON and SHOOT people if they have to…”
You hit it on the nail that the crimnals in FBlie and DOInjustice will do it AT WILL, not if they have to.
From the Abstract: “In recent see-rum samples from bloody door knobs in Stockholm, Sweden, BA.2.75.2 was neutralised, on average, at titters approximately 6.5-times lower than BA.5, making BA.2.75.2 the most neutralisation resistant variont evaluated to date. These data raise concerns that BA.2.75.2 may effectively evader humoral impunity in the population.”
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.09.15.507787v1 It goes and goes.
Something dark comes this way.
Thank you Jacob.
Jacob, I apologize for comments about the way you covered US politics. It’s your show.
Do you have any predictions for the war after this week? For example Russia will stabilize and seek more gains or Russia will consolidate current regions and seek settlement? Both sides currently rule out settlement but the cost of prolonging the war seems too high (as a hot war, not an endless nuisance of cross-border terrorism).
I want to introduce a very serious German journalist with his website living in Russia, he was many times invited by the Russians in Donbas and other war zones, you can easy translate his website. This is real stuff, on the point and open like Jacob. You need to read his stuff- very similar – https://www.anti-spiegel.ru
Looking at traditional flight to safety options that have been overbid, but could have serious downside because people forget these areas have their own serious issues if gas, food, and water go poof. Wonder what you think about Swiss Franc.
Who did it? Biden said he would do it. I don’t know, its a great way to point fingers at U.S. since U.S. ships are all over the place in the Med, and “I did that” buffoon said he was going to do that. The world thinks the U.S. did that. I think Russia did it because its a high IQ move, now they (Russia) can retaliate because the world thinks we did it. Escalation is in order.
ROFLMAO….thought same thing; if Russia actually did do it that’s some 5D chess shit. But Occam’s Razor tells me it was probably the US/NATO. Then you have the Brandon sound bites to confirm. Doesn’t sound like there’s any going back now. Does seem to me The WEF/Davos types have pre determined that Europe is to be first in their de industrialization plan. They need the US to be strong financially and militarily while they hide in New Zealand.
The terrorist attack against Nord Stream is obviously from the US, no single doubt, a manner to constraint a wavering Urop
Always controversial and in your face as usual lol, most I concur with but the new pandemic. We will see.
Brilliant…thought we lost you….
Your articles have me in bits, your commentary is what I’d expect from a cross of the other Hunter (Thompson) and Mark Twain, you definitely should be writing a column for a decent publication. As for dumb English I saw this on wife’s FB. group Air Force amn/nco/snco inbox via Mildenhall front gate .Good job keeping his LHD motor.. Thanks Jacob for making me laugh when I probably should be crying.
Hey thanks I do write for a “decent publication”… The Dreizin Report!!!
“(As for the Duran guys, they are WELL smart enough to remain observers of the war, not deep analysts or forecasters—for those few who asked why I didn’t include them in the moron list, it wasn’t just because they had me on their show.)”
And because Alexander Mercouris also called it a defeat?
Thanks for the pointers on the mass graves, so obvious when you think of it but nobody is and the people behind the exodus. Too much disinformation being spread by reputed sources. A few facts is enough to scuttle their narratives.