I’m still un-retired, couldn’t get through 2022 without a few more hits. For the vast majority who don’t celebrate any Christian holiday today, I wish you a glorious Germanic pagan winter festival.
Got another monster post for you, with a major focus on…..
…..Ukraine aid (the next big sequel is coming REAL soon)…..
…..”They died for GloboHomo“…..
…..the decisive battle of the Ukraine war, and how the Wall Street Journal missed it…..
…..an emergency message from the CDC…..
…..Trump again begging the GOP establishment to love him (oh yeah, he’s such a tough guy, for sure)…..
…..how many Americans are at elevated risk of Variant X…..
…..a Viking funeral in the Ukraine (with American guests!!!)… and…..
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE, DETAILED REPORT ON UKRAINIAN MILITARY MANPOWER EVER PRESENTED.
When you read it, you’ll know where your money went (all the big bucks you’re spending on your Dreizin Report subscription.) You don’t see this kind of stuff, anywhere.
Also, a request for your input on a potential new masthead/logo for the Dreizin Report.
I really need feedback on the logo, so if you wish to comment on this post, sorry but you’ll have to include your thoughts on it, or your comment will NOT be published.
$45 Billion? Great! Get Ready To Fund the Ukraine Again in FEBRUARY
(If You Liked “Paying People To Sit At Home” in 2020, You’ll LOVE Paying For It In The Ukraine in 2023)
As I said back in March, when only around $13 billion had been appropriated for the Ukraine……
…..the figure would be more like $80 billion or even closer to $100 billion, this calendar year.
Well, if they get around to approving the latest package ($45 billion) before year-end (as part of the annual military spending bill)…..
…..(UPDATE: I think they did)…..
…..then the calendar 2022 appropriated sum will be around $116 billion…..
…..(the first three tranches being $13, $43, $15 billion, if I’m not mistaken… I could be off by a couple)…..
Not bad for a guy who plays the Oracle part-time, and for free!
Of course, they’ll be back at it, soon enough.
In late October or early November, I told you that foreign direct budgetary support for the Ukraine would soon have to rise…..
…..from the recent $5 billion/month to $10 billion/month…..
…..as the economy goes into hibernation, due to destruction of the electrical transmission system.
For this reason among others, I said the new $50 billion the Senate Republicans were talking about at the time (turned out to be $45 billion, OK)…..
…..would not last beyond spring.
Well, since we know the world revolves around Dreizin…..
…..Perhaps it was due to my ridiculing their stated goal of…..
…..”$50 billion for ALL of 2023, one and done and forget it, we don’t want to hear about this any more from our constituents“…..
…..that they then “quietly”, suspiciously dropped and avoided ALL mention of any time horizon or expectation for the now-$45 billion.
Anyone else notice that?
Somehow, they got a tap on the shoulder, came around to reality.
I don’t pay to read the NY Times…..
…..but I’ve been told that this piece, from December 15th…..
…..acknowledges that the Ukraine now needs an extra $2 billion/month.
Folks, I told you, the Ukraine was getting $5 billion/month in direct budgetary support—i.e. money to their treasury—as of autumn…..
…..(I believe the $15 billion aid tranche in October or late September was all about that)…..
…..but it would soon need $10 billion/month… and it does.
Which means, the NY Times is still $3 billion/month short.
As I’ve said before, I’m ALWAYS weeks to months ahead of the MSM.
As of now, sure, the average Ukrainian household may get eight or ten hours of juice per day, usually unscheduled (that is, at random)…..
…..but (even with large enterprises getting first dibs) there’s not enough juice, with enough regularity, to run an economy.
In the last ten days, steelmaking and all metallurgy (one of the biggest foreign currency draws) has largely shut down.
Food processing is falling behind—bakeries and slaughterhouses can’t produce on any kind of schedule.
ATM machines don’t work most of the time.
It’s even worse than an Arab country during Ramadan. Nothing much is getting done.
And, there’s still at least a few big Russian strikes pending, sort of a “triple tap”, if you will.
By the end of this month, tax revenues are basically going to zero.
I mean, that should be obvious, when even the “tax office” people can’t get their work done.
Now, in theory, $7 billion/month would be enough…..
…..to cover the Ukraine’s approved 2023 central budget…..
…..which is supposed to run at an average of about $7 billion/month, at the current “official” exchange rate of 37 UAH to the dollar.
However, the Ukraine also has provincial budgets, which would normally (in peacetime) spend around $300 million/month, at the current exchange rate.
Also, with “no economy” (which was NOT planned in the 2023 budget, LOL)…..
…..The state will have to spend MUCH more than budgeted, on welfare, etc., just to keep people from rioting and looting and sabotaging everything.
(Of course, an actual “revolution” is out of the question. The state wouldn’t think twice about shooting, and there’s no opposition now, anyway.)
In the absence of incomes for most of the population…..
…..they’ll HAVE to come up with a scheme to “pay people to sit in their (dark and frozen) homes“… like the U.S. did in 2020.
And they’ll have to do it in January.
I mean, what else can they do?
Guys at “The Front” won’t be motivated to fight, if the family back home isn’t working, has no paycheck and no food (and only a few hours a day of light and heat.)
Lastly, with a foreign aid windfall of this sort, it’s likely that a large amount (in theory, based on “past practice”, up to one-third) will get stolen.
This is why I’ve said, the Ukraine needs $10 billion/month in direct budgetary support, surely as of January 1st.
The European Union has just approved an aid package that’s large enough to cover as much as $1.6 billion/month, on average, if used for direct budgetary support…..
…..although the European habit is to provide humanitarian and other specialized aid (but, we’ll see.)
Anything not offset by Europe, will be on Uncle Sam.
Even if Uncle Sam “only” has to cover $8.4 billion/month as of January, this alone (not counting weapons or anything else)…..
…..will eat away the $45 billion by June 2023.
HOWEVER, it turns out, only around $13.4 billion of the $45 billion is earmarked for economic aid.
What that means is…..
…..Congress will need to appropriate more money for the Ukraine…..
…..probably before the end of February.
Otherwise, the Ukraine will need to MASSIVELY crank up its “printing press”, and its currency will crash…..
…..worse than the 24% that it sank one day in late July. This would kill everybody over there.
Really, I don’t know what “con” our politicians think they’re pulling.
By now, the writing is so clearly on the wall, they MUST know the Ukraine needs MUCH more money.
It may be they mentally boxed themselves in to “not more than $50 billion” some time ago…..
…..and they figure they’ll deal with the rest as it comes.
Hopefully, the guy in the green sweater will come back again.
It was a real treat, to watch him before Congress in street clothes, boots, with his half-grown beard and sideburns.
Maybe they can roll out a piano for him, and he can do his old comedy routine…..
…..where he turns his back to the audience, drops his pants, and pretends to play with his dick.
Incidentally, here’s a sketch he did, acting like he just came back from Crimea (this was shortly after the Ukraine cut off water and power to Crimea in late 2014)…..
…..and marveling at a glass of water.
Now, his country has almost no power (and, you need power to clean and pump water.)
Karma’s a bitch, LOL.
In fairness to the audience, many of these people had nothing against Crimea (a popular tourist destination for Ukrainians) or even Russia, it was just dumb comedy.
But be careful what you laugh at, it may come back at you IN A VERY BAD WAY.
Also in the “karma’s a bitch” department…..
…..here’s (video below) President Poroshenko, speaking of the Donbass, in late 2014, or 2015:
(My translation, and the emphasis is mine.)
We will have work. They won’t. We will have pensions. They won’t. We will have social support for children and pensioners. They won’t. Our children will go to school or daycare. Theirs’ will be sheltering (from cannon fire) in cellars. Because they’re good for nothing. That’s how we will win this war.
Did I mention…..
…..karma is a bitch?
They Died For GloboHomo
Yes, this is what it looks like, a semi-trailer with bodies stacked at least three high, down its whole length.
Just one trailer, figured I’d give you a taste.
………but, but, but…..
…..according to unnamed Pentagon sources…..
…..and a Ukrainian named Yuri, quoted in the Wall Street Journal…..
…..Russia is running out of munitions!
Speaking of GloboHomo…..
Here’s the Secretary-General of NATO… LOL…..
Speaking of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ)…..
The Decisive Battle Of The Entire Ukraine War… And You Had No Idea
The WSJ has come out with a long, “investigative” piece about Putin’s detachment from reality.
He’s Hitler in the bunker, everyone tells him what he wants to hear, etc.
Of course, when you’re engineering a narrative based on unnamed “people who were there” and “a person with knowledge of the matter“…..
…..when any fool understands, NO ONE truly “in the know” in Russia, or any Russian with any real, current, relevant information, talks to ENEMY newsmen any more….
…..then you as the journo, should be self-aware enough to see, YOU are telling YOUR Hitler-in-the-bunker audience what THEY want/expect to hear.
Here’s the WSJ:
Russian troops were losing the battle for Lyman, a small city in eastern Ukraine, in late September, when a call came in for the commanding officer on the front line, over an encrypted line from Moscow.
It was Vladimir Putin, ordering them not to retreat.
The president seemed to have limited understanding of the reality of the situation, according to current and former U.S. and European officials and a former senior Russian intelligence officer briefed on the exchange. His poorly-equipped front-line troops were being encircled by a Ukrainian advance backed by artillery provided by the West. Mr. Putin rebuffed his own generals’ commands and told the troops to hold firm, they said.
The Ukrainian ambushes continued, and on Oct. 1, Russian soldiers hastily withdrew, leaving behind dozens of dead bodies and supplies of artillery to restock Ukraine’s weapons caches.
This is made-up.
Not saying they didn’t talk to “former officials“, but… those people made it up, too.
Everyone talking out of their butts. No clue, but saying what’s expected of them, need to stay relevant somehow.
The “reality of the situation“…..
…..is that Krasnyi Liman (renamed by the Maidan regime as “Liman”)…..
…..was the southern cornerstone of Russia’s DESPERATE attempt to form a defense line on the east bank of the Oskol River…..
…..without which, ALL Russian gains in north Lugansk…..
…..to include, ultimately, the hard-fought Severodonetsk-Lisichansk agglomeration, would have been LOST…..
…..and the entire Soledar-Bakhmut (Artemovsk) front, CUT OFF and LIQUIDATED…..
…..and several hundred additional miles of “mainland” Russian border, EXPOSED to Ukrainian raids and artillery…..
…..necessitating a total redirection of all Russian supply flows into Lugansk city and thereabouts…..
…..as well as a huge manpower commitment to guard the exposed border…..
For Russia, it would have been a CATASTROPHE.
Militarily and politically.
I can’t even speculate on the morale effect, it would have been so bad.
The garrison in Krasnyi Liman and surrounding towns…..
…..had to hold for as long as possible…..
…..regardless of casualties… which by the way, were in their favor (the Ukraine here suffered hundreds of KIA.)
You still think Vlad the Impaler had a “limited understanding of the reality of the situation“?
Perhaps it’s the WSJ and their “current and former officials” who have “limited understanding“?
…..the Russian defenders of the area around Krasnyi Liman—one reserve volunteer batallion and one military police batallion…..
…..later reinforced by a smattering of special forces and infantry, and supported by artillery from “over the horizon”…..
…..likely always less than 1000 soldiers on-site…..
…..with only rudimentary defensive positions, and no heavy equipment or materials to build more…..
…..held out against at first about 3000, later as many as 5000 Ukrainian army and militia….
…..for OVER THREE WEEKS.….
…..thereby allowing time for reserves to move in and dig in, to stabilize the disaster east of the Oskol…..
…..and to blunt the Ukraine’s advance in Belogorovka, just west of Lisichansk.
Krasnyi Liman is THE decisive battle of the war…..
…..marking the ULTIMATE FAILURE of the Ukraine’s efforts to counterattack and essentially knock Russia out of the contest.
The Ukraine had ONE CHANCE, one chance only, to take down the Man.
They can’t win a war of attrition.
After Krasnyi Liman, there’s no hope for them.
You know the saying, “For want of a nail, the kingdom was lost.“
Krasnyi Liman was the nail… and Russia held on to it.
Now, I don’t know about Putin’s management style…..
…..but the WSJ peddles fantasy.
The WSJ is a joke.
Also a joke, are alt-commentators such as Larry Johnson, and the “New Atlas” guy on YouTube (and their idiot groupies)…..
…..who either dismissed or denied the severity of the situation for Russia…..
…..or denied the situation itself, like nothing much was happening.
At the time, I told Larry he’s become unreadable.
He responded that he has big experience in military planning (as a CIA analyst, LOL, OK), and thus, he can’t be wrong that Russia’s “retreat” was planned long in advance, and totally inconsequential.
Jeeezzusss what an idiot.
Like Mexico, the CIA doesn’t always send their best.
CDC Acknowledges Vakkseen Side Effects
They finally came clean…..
“…will respond with immediate homicidal aggression“?
Sounds like your Democrat relatives at the Thanksgiving / Christmas dinner table!
Don’t get bit!
The Greatest Masochist Of All Time
If you didn’t know, Trump has come out STRONGLY for Kevin “deer in the headlights” McCarthy…..
…..(kneecapping his own biggest fans and allies in Congress)…..
…..and avoided endorsing Harmeet Dillon to chair the RNC.
“4D chess”, for sure.
As usual, we see Trump hedging his bets with the GOP establishment.
Like, “Maybe, maybe, finally, somehow, they will like me???”
And, again we see him undercutting allies or like minds at the worst possible time, as he tends to do…..
…..such as when he famously, suddenly, backed down from endorsing—and instead, criticized—Governor Kemp’s (brave and successful), first-in-the-country, partial “reopening” of Georgia in late April 2020.
(And then Kemp owed him something in November? LOL.)
Just like he disappeared on the “January 6th” prisoners for well over a year…..
…..saying nothing, and not paying their legals bills or aiding their families…..
…..because, God forbid, the MSM might say something.
Obviously, Trump talks a lot of shit, but like all narcissist bullies, he’s a big pussy.
(I don’t care about his real estate career, I don’t believe he ever “took on” the mafia or union bosses or anyone his suckers think he did. He probably just paid everyone off.)
LOL, this guy is supposed to come back in 2024 and “finally clean out the Deep State“?
It would be just more of the same.
Old dogs don’t change their tricks.
He’d probably try to win the Deep State over again… like DeSantis is now trying to do by smack-talking Putin, all of a sudden. (I get it, no one wants their campaign spied on.)
All the ever-Trumpers (including Bannon) are now DAZED AND CONFUSED.
All they can say is, “He’s got bad people around him, needs to fire everyone.”
Look, if it’s almost 2023 and he’s STILL got bad people around him like it’s 2017…..
…..the “bad people” is Trump. Duh!
I used to like some of the “alt right” stars, but now I realize, those who have not gotten off the bus already, are just clowns and windbags selling T-shirts or endorsement time.
They are False Messengers of a False Prophet, keeping people hooked on the drug of a Lost Cause.
Among the smartest on the “fighting right” (i.e. those who never cared too much about his “mean tweets”, etc.)…..
…..was Anne Coulter, who realized what a PHONY he was, early in his presidency.
Because, when you’re a revolutionary, you must have your shit together, you must be daring and move FAST…..
…..and get meaningful, real results (whether it’s your campaign platform or something else) FAST.
Use your first days and months to get ahead of the system, get ahead of the opposition that will never accept you anyway, change the rules, break some eggs, show people you’re not afraid and you can get BIG things done YOUR way.
(I don’t mean just fucking over some poor immigrant returning on a flight from the UK, who steps off the plane at JFK to find their visa cancelled, if you remember that one.)
If they take you to court on 50 different counts, fine, deal with it as it comes. As we saw in 2020, the courts can only handle so much.
Otherwise… you’re just Kerensky.
As for another “ensky“…..
When Zelensky was elected in the Ukraine in 2019, with over 70 percent of the vote…..
…..and with a parliamentary supermajority…..
…..on a vague promise to end the Donbass war…..
…..I knew he had about six weeks to cut a deal with Russia, against the wishes of his own military, his own fascists…..
…..and the U.S. State Department (which OPENLY OPPOSED his election, imagine that?)…..
…..before getting ROLLED by everybody.
Well, he did NOTHING and got ROLLED.
It was obvious, when he famously visited a trench and whined to an unhappy soldier, “I’m not a punk, I’m 45 years old, I’m the president of Ukraine.”
And we see the results.
Trump can’t do it.
I understand people such as the Dreizin Report’s other half (my trusty webmaster / video editor)…..
…..who figures it’s crap BUT what are the options?
OK, but anyone who thinks “Round 2 is gonna be great, I can’t wait!“, is a fucking idiot.
We shouldn’t even need round 2, I don’t think the Federal government will matter much, shortly…..
Variant X: “Preliminary Numbers”
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IMHO, everyone who missed out on the Original Hardcore 2020 Korona…..
…..and then got mRNA (Pfye-zzer or Moh-derrna) double-vakksed-and-boosstted…..
…..is LIKELY TO DIE OR BECOME SERIOUSLY DEBILITATED by Variant X…..
…..(which could, in fact, be a “wave” of variants that washes over like a tsunami swirling around the shore, for a year or more. It could even be a double-wammy of korona AND bird flu… a real nightmare, but with immune systems as shot as they are, anything’s possible now.)
This includes children. Again, anyone whom I’ve described above.
This puts around 55% of the U.S. population at GREAT RISK.
(Sadly, some readers have problems with reading comprehension and information retention. I know some will throw this back at me like, “But Dreizin, you said 55% of Americans will die.” Of course, I didn’t say that. But, 55% should be VERY concerned… and for God’s sake, stop boossting!)
However, the risk is not evenly distributed…..
…..and is UP TO TWICE as great in the blue-est blue states (and DC), relative to the reddest red states.
Of course, there is HUGE, rural vs. urban variation within blue (and red) states as well.
It doesn’t take an astrophysicist to see, if we make it through as one country, not only our economy, but our politics, will look VERY different.
As for avoiding the thing…..
NO ONE will avoid the hyper-contagion that’s coming.
I don’t expect famine, BUT…..
…..You’ll have to get up, get out, and stand in a long, sick, coughing line somewhere (hopefully nothing more exotic than a supermarket checkout) for food.
I can do that and not worry, because I’m not in the “risk” group.
What about you?
If you think you’ll just be working from home…..
…..and then Amazon Fresh comes to your porch every three days…..
Things still “worked” pretty well, the last go-round.
Next time, not so much.
Of course, when you have people just struggling for the basics, it will be horrendous for labor productivity, but… who cares?
We’ll be in a borderline hyperinflationary situation, anyway…..
…..as the Feds again go “full stimulus”, while this time only the barest, life-essential staple goods will be available.
As for what you can do, today…..
I’ve mentioned in several videos, if there’s any “non-perishable” medicines (or other complex or “rare” goods) you need, do what you can to stock up, now.
Get everything fixed around the house, don’t put it off.
If your shoes are wearing out, don’t just buy new shoes, buy two or three pairs to last you a few years.
If you’ve got people in your household who are growing, buy some clothes and shoes they can grow into.
Worst case, I’m wrong and you have all the meds you need for a while… and your house is in tiptop, sellable condition… and you’ve got some shoes… and your kids end up wearing last year’s style.
At least I’m not Jim Cramer, telling you to buy some stupid stock.
“I checked Dreizin for investment advice, all he told me was go buy some extra shoes.” LOL.
Folks, Rumble is degrading.
They still host videos, but they’ve arbitrarily STOPPED sending out email notices of new videos.
(It used to take them up to three days to send a notice; now they’ve stopped entirely.)
I suppose if you have the app, you’ll still get a pop-up or something.
But email, forget it.
If you’re signed up to my Rumble, you’ll never know I put up a new video, unless you check my page.
What’s the impact on me?
My Rumble views and engagement have fallen by HALF.
Am I pissed off? Yes. Am I going back to YouTube? No.
I’ll just have to live with it.
Problem is, there’s thousands of people who ONLY follow me on Rumble, who REFUSE to read this blog (where I cross-post all my videos) because they refuse to read, period.
You know, the “I’m visual” types. Oh, well. Their loss.
I’m closing my GETTR account.
It only has about 600 followers, and engagement is ZERO.
It’s not even worth taking a minute to post my blog links there (can’t automate it as with Twitter.)
If you’re one of the very few who actually follows me on GETTR, please instead find me on Twitter, @dreizinreport
A kind gentleman in Australia volunteered to make me a new logo.
I said, OK, make it relevant to what I write and talk about.
(The one I’ve got now, I like the red and blue colors, but, it doesn’t really “say” anything.)
Folks, please see below and, in the comments, let me know what you think, both versions.
Do you get it, do you feel it? Or not?
I hesitate to burden my webmaster with swapping out logos on this site and all my other channels, if people don’t get it.
With the colors reversed…..
Because I really need the feedback, sorry but NO COMMENT WILL BE PUBLISHED under this post, that does not include your thoughts on this.
In Latin, omnibus is the plural form, dative and ablative cases of omnis (all, everything)
In U.S. Federal legislative language, it means a really big piece of legislation, encompassing diverse categories of spending.
A few days ago, Congress passed a $1.7 trillion omnibus bill…..
…..representing most of the “discretionary” portion of the regular Federal budget (less than half of the total regular budget, not counting any “extrabudgetary” stimulus or policy spending.)
Millions of Republicans/conservatives got real upset…..
…..that 21 Senate RINOS voted for something so full of “pork”…..
…..to include a new Federal building, supposedly to be named after Nancy Pelosi.
Yes, RINO’s are crap, but…..
IMHO, this is just the daily “here’s what you should be mad about” bullshit.
Even including the Ukraine stuff, there’s probably well, well under $100 billion of true waste or special interest giveaways in this bill.
The rest, over 94 percent, is to keep Uncle Sam’s lights on, pay the military, keep VA hospitals open, fund special ed programs at rural schools, etc.
But let’s just say, $100 billion of waste.
Well now, you see…..
They already approved TRILLIONS of dollars of extrabudgetary waste, in 2020 and 2021, and HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS more, earlier this year.
All of it deficit-financed, mostly via “Monopoly money” from the Federal Reserve.
Which gave us a wave of inflation like we hadn’t seen in 40 years.
And then the Ukraine already got about $71 billion, prior to this.
What’s another $100 billion???
What, Kardashian didn’t put more botox in her ass today?
Nothing else to talk about?
Look, the system is fucked. It will come down when it comes down.
The trick is to free your mind, not to invest mentally in bullshit.
Then, you’ll be better suited to prepare for it all coming down.
That’s all I have to say about that.
Sorry To All The “War Will Go On For Years” Fools:
Russia Has Mobilized & Still Has Huge Untapped Potential.
The Ukraine Is Already Near Spent.
Unlike some guys who only got into this in February…..
…..(Scott Ritter has turned out pretty well, but he doesn’t have the background)…..
I’ve been studying the Ukraine situation intensively since 2013…..
…..and am, hands down, the USA’s most competent “public” expert on it. (I can’t speak for the CIA, etc.)
So, I don’t just talk out of my butt.
When I tell you that Russia as of late summer had only about 150,000 personnel “in theater”…..
…..INCLUDING Donetsk and Lugansk forces and all volunteers, that’s a fact.
I’m also a history nut.
Every “total war” (of the sort being waged by the Ukraine today) relies on mass mobilization of a surplus male population.
What are the Ukraine’s prospects?
In about early February…..
…..I told my mailing list (before this blog—but might be in the archives) that talk of the Ukraine raising a 500,000-strong guerilla army to fight Russia…..
…..(this was back when Uncle Sam and many others, thought Russia would waltz in and take the place quickly)…..
The 500,000 figure originated with the Brookings Institution (the top Democrat thinktank), and was picked up by some media outlets.
I said it was fantasy to think that with its army destroyed, the country could produce that many guerilla fighters who’d be motivated despite no benefits, no guarantees, nothing.
That’s just not “modern man”, sorry.
(There weren’t even half a million partisans at one time on the territory of the Ukraine SSR in World War 2, Jeez Louise. You just can’t fit that many guerillas on this territory.)
Back then, I said the Ukraine can’t produce that many motivated personnel.
Today, the Ukraine Armed Forces have as few as 198,000 men in uniform, including all training cadre and command staff.
Perhaps (a wild guess) about half of these are draftees or mobilized reservists.
There are roughly another 200,000 in the territorial militia, not all of whom are deployed at any given time.
There are also some (not many) thousands still left in the battered National Guard under the Interior Ministry (home of the Azov.)
There are some (not many) thousands in the border guard, but these are mostly watching the northern and western borders for draft dodgers, not (yet) in the fight.
Lastly, there are still perhaps over 3000 foreign volunteers…..
…..to include an organized, “ex” (nudge, nudge, wink, wink) Polish army force manning tens of Polish-donated self-propelled guns and performing other specialized functions in certain key sectors.
The total figure of 700,000 that’s been claimed, is nonsense.
They may be including well over 100,000 regular police (plus their civilian staff) as well as all Ukraine Security Service (political police) personnel, and even civilian staff of the Interior Ministry…..
…..but even then, it’s inflated.
As you can see, the Ukraine has MASSIVELY mobilized…..
…..and STILL doesn’t have much more than 400,000 men in the force, including all territorial militiamen (mostly guys in their mid-30s to mid-50s, with light weapons and only minimal training.)
In fact, since the Russian mobilization (which began in late September)…..
The Ukraine has only, to my knowledge, levied (get ready to be UNDERwhelmed)…..
…..one new brigade (likely not at full-strength, probably more for “show” than anything) and five independent battalions.
Sorry, this is NOT serious.
They just don’t have the men available.
This month, we’ve seen the Ukraine’s top general, Zaluzhny, while begging for more weapons from the Economist magazine…..
…..telling the Economist that he doesn’t need any more men (who doesn’t need more men???)…..
…..and then, the head of the ground forces command staff’s manpower directorate, Roman Gorbach, said no new mobilization is planned for 2023.
(This is typical government double-talk, as draft board appearance notices are being handed out randomly right now, in all large cities at a minimum. What they’re likely trying to do is tamp down “foreign benefactor” expectations that the army can actually expand. That is, the draftees are just replacing existing casualties.)
Now, who fights a Total War for National Survival, but at the same time…..
…..gives up on trying to expand the size of the force???
Clearly, they understand they are running up on empty.
Keep in mind, they can’t draft everyone.
They still need police and state security men…..
…..and utilities, railroad, and port workers, who are all protected from the draft/call-up by their quasi-state or large and well-connected employers…..
…..and private security, chauffeurs, handymen, etc. for the rich (likewise protected)…..
…..and farmers and agri-techs to work the grain export economy (likewise in many cases.)
They also have MANY civilian hands tied up in the military industries and repair yards (however those might be functioning now, with the power shortage.)
And of course, in hospitals and therapy clinics, tending to the tens of thousands of wounded and recovering.
The manpower problems are manifold.
Most “rich kids” have bought themselves a medical exemption, or a pass out of the country.
It’s likely, several hundred thousand urban “not so rich” kids (including tens of thousands of “MIA” deserters), are hiding out with family in the villages, typically far from any draft office.
(You “could” send in press gangs to find them, but that itself would take A LOT of manpower, and time.)
Many thousands of young men have fled to Russian-controlled territory.
By my estimates, around 57,300 Ukrainian personnel are dead, permanently “invalided out” or pending such, or being held prisoner in Donetsk or “mainland” Russia.
And, of course, Crimea and the most settled parts of Donetsk and Lugansk, have been in the Russian column since 2014, not a source of manpower for the Ukraine.
HOWEVER, as I mentioned in a recent post…..
…..The biggest “numbers” problem, is that 1.5 to 2.0 million males (3.0 to 4.0 million total citizens of all ages) left the country “permanently” for Europe after the 2014 coup, up through around 2020.
(Statistics are complicated, as the Ukraine’s government only ever estimated those who worked abroad on a “permanent basis” (whatever that means; their figure was 3.2 million as of late 2019, evidently not counting those working in Russia, and it’s not clear how many were abroad before 2014, other sources claiming the pre-2014 group was about 1.2 million); while host countries such as Poland gave higher figures for all Ukrainians who simply worked on their territory at any given time (2 million in Poland alone in late 2018, up from almost nothing before 2014); while the EU gives the number of Ukrainians (including non-working minors and other dependents) with a valid residence permit living in any given EU country, this category being up to three times lower than the real number of Ukrainians located in a given EU country, most of them on current work visas or even staying illegally (total of “valid residence permit holders” from the Ukraine across the EU was only 1.57 million at the end of 2021.) Fact is, many Ukrainians were on work visas, and most of those (to remain “legal”) would’ve had to come back to Ukraine periodically to renew their visas, although since the Russian invasion, they can just stay on indefinitely as refugees, “no problem.” It’s likely the number of Ukrainian citizens who left the country “for the west” since 2014, with the subjective expectation of seeking permanent residency, or at least, long-term employment/living arrangements (i.e. more than just one season/year of work), and remained there as of this year, was up to 2.0 million of both sexes and all ages going to Poland, up to 700,000 to Italy, up to 600,000 to Czechia, up to several hundred thousand to each of Spain and Germany, and several hundred thousand to all other EU countries. These are reasonable “outside” estimates, but we can say FOR SURE that at least 3.0 million Ukrainian citizens left for Europe since 2014, were still in Europe as of the Russian invasion, and were/are in no hurry to come back for good.
About another three million citizens of all ages (let’s say, 1.5 million males)…..
…..left for Russia…..
…..and stayed there (another two-plus million came to Russia but returned to the Ukraine.)
Most of these were/are labor migrants (i.e. mostly young or young-ish) and thus, reflected in Russia’s border-crossing stats but NOT permanent immigration figures.
(These 3.0 million were disproportionately, up to one-third, from Russian-controlled areas of Donetsk/Lugansk, but that still leaves 2.0 million from other parts of the Ukraine.)
At the time of their emigration, most of the men (who moved to the EU, or to Russia)…..
…..were aged 18 to early 30s.
In other words, many would be of “prime military age” even today.
Why did they leave?
Because they were a surplus population…..
…..like guys from Honduras or Guatemala who make their way to the USA.
There were no jobs for most of them.
(Even for the “specialists”, there were jobs but the pay was horrific.)
Why were there no jobs?
After the 2014 coup…..
…..the Ukraine and Russia severed economic ties…..
…..leading to a shutdown of high value-added manufacturing that had been geared to the Russian market.
(This included the death or hibernation of Soviet-origin, national “flagships” such as the Yuzhmash space rocket and engine plant in Dnepropetrovsk, which had employed tens of thousands, as well as the Nikolaev shipyard, and the Motor Sich helicopter engine plant in Zaporozhie. Also, whatever was left of the Antonov concern in the Kiev area. Just to name the biggest and best-known.)
Granted, some of these (and other) factories were PARTIALLY converted (on a small scale) to produce lower-end military hardware, which the state bought with American money.
But it wasn’t REMOTELY enough.
On top of that, MANY other industries (e.g., electromechanical parts and instruments, building materials, processed foods, etc.) lost their Russian market…..
…..and guess what, their stuff was NOT wanted in Europe, LOL.
Many of these enterprises may have survived, but they must have shrunk.
As the higher-value-added industries and all other exports to Russia shut down…..
…..the knock-on effects must have been felt in other sectors (e.g., services, construction), pulling down everything.
The city of Kiev did pretty well, regardless.
(America’s capital also does OK during recessions, LOL. Frankly, most of Kiev and suburbs looks as nice or nicer than almost any place in the USA, while most Ukrainian workers earn not more than $400/month. Something seriously fucking wrong there. Moscow and Russia are not hugely different, BTW.)
But overall, the economy shrank by about HALF.
(“Per capita” GDP did not shrink by half, simply because so many people left the country (between the 2014 loss of territories, male and female emigration in 2014-2021, and natural decline, the Ukraine lost at the very least, twelve million residents.))
The country became a ward of the Washington, DC-based International Monetary Fund (IMF), borrowing and rolling over several billion dollars each year, with no prospects for ever repaying.
So, we have at least 5.0 million (excluding those from Russian-controlled areas) Ukrainian citizens or former citizens…..
…..tending towards the younger side, of course, not exclusively but nonetheless…..
…..who left since 2014, and have been living in Russia, Poland, Italy, Czechia, Germany, Spain, Hungary, Slovakia, Portugal, UK, etc., most of them for at least a few years already.
(This does NOT include the 2022 wartime refugees.)
About half of these are male.
Of the males who left (including boys who came with their parents)…..
…..today, certainly at least 40 percent would be ages 20 to 35.
That’s at least ONE MILLION, not rich (not of the “draft exemption” class), “prime military-age” males…..
…..who are NOT needed to keep the Ukraine barely running (because they’re not there, and it’s still running)…..
…..In other words, well over one million SURPLUS males of “prime military age”…..
…..Who are NOT there, and thus, NOT available for military service.
Now, I think I wrote in early February, these guys will have NO INTEREST in coming back to fight Russia…..
…..and that’s EXACTLY how it’s played out.
In close to ten months of following this war intensively…..
…..I’ve yet to come across A SINGLE CASE of a Ukrainian long-term emigrant, actually returning and serving in the forces.
I mean, there’s Sanchez dos Vasquez de la Guerrero Loco wackjobs coming from Brazil and Columbia, trying their luck as war tourists…..
…..but NOT Ukrainian citizens living in Poland, Italy, etc.
Of course, I’m sure it’s happened, I’m sure every proud Ukrainian expat “knows someone who knows someone“…..
…..but it’s EXTREMELY RARE.
(In the last days of February and first days of March, U.S. and UK media put out a few pieces on guys who were headed back, or who had heard of someone who was maybe headed back… and on March 7th, 11 days into the war, the Ukraine’s defense minister said 66,224 men had returned specifically to fight Russia (in 11 days, LOL, must’ve pulled it out of his ass)… and that’s THE LAST you ever heard of that, case closed, end of story, they DO NOT talk about it anymore, literally not one story about it, NOT ONE GUY NAMED in over 9 months.)
(You know, there’s a reason why most Ukrainian rah-rah rallies that we’ve seen in Germany, Poland, and many other European countries this year, were attended mostly by women (and their preteen kids) and soyboy-looking 18 or 20 year old males. These are the 2022 refugees, who are mostly women and children and rich young draft dodgers, as males without cash have NOT been let out of the country since the Russian invasion. These people are NOT the emigrants of 2014-2021. Most of the latter, HAD TO LEAVE THE UKRAINE to survive and perhaps send money home to their families, many of them are done with it, and some couldn’t give a crap about the country today, they have new lives where they are.
This is a HUGE problem, because when you’re fighting a Total War…..
…..with Mass Mobilization…..
…..Well, what’s the essential ingredient, besides having enough guns, bullets, boots, and fuel available?
That’s right, you need a SURPLUS (MALE) POPULATION.
That is, healthy, young or young-ish men…..
…..who are not in “essential jobs”, who don’t have large or well-connected employers who can protect them from conscription…..
…..and who can’t afford to bribe their own way out of army service (that is, not on a Ukrainian income, if they had stuck around.)
Unless you start drafting 15, 16, 17 year-old boys who haven’t finished school…..
…..this surplus population DOES NOT EXIST in today’s Ukraine.
Now, this is not to say they can’t find some more thousands of guys to draft off the streets.
But that’s just to cover their existing losses, NOT to expand the force.
They are close enough to being tapped out…
…..even as Russia moves up to 9000 “fresh” men into the combat zone (or to the Belarus border) every week, from its 300,000 mobilization pool.
Oh, by the way…..
Of around 1000 Ukrainian military/militia obituaries and “in memoriams” published online from December 15th through the 22nd…..
…..The average age of the deceased, as far as can be ascertained…..
This is in line with the nationwide opinion survey I highlighted just before the Russian invasion…..
…..showing that the “college age” crowd was the LEAST likely to want to defend the state.
(In fact, just over half were not even willing to peacefully protest a Russian military presence in their own town.)
And, it further demonstrates that under-40 demographics are disproportionately either “hiding”, or OUT OF THE COUNTRY.
Everything I said, has come to pass.
I’d venture the Ukraine has ALREADY hit the limit of its “motivated” manpower…..
…..that is, true believers who love the Ukraine so much, they’d willingly risk getting their ass blown off for it.
Again, “modern man”, right?
Many guys talk shit, not many actually do shit.
From here on, they can scrape the bucket, and draft up some more meat…..
…..but how much of that meat, won’t surrender at the first opportunity?
But, hey, why listen to Dreizin? Take it from their top general.
They’re in deep shit, he says things are desperate, but…..
He also says they don’t “need” any more men. LOL.
BTW… Why am I capable of writing about this? Because, as I’ve said, I’ve been on this case for nine years… and also because, I’ve studied military manpower and mobilization, dating back to early Roman times. (Also saw it from the inside, FWIW.) How many “military affairs” journos know what the fuck they are ever writing about?
More Robot Poetry
Last time, I promised you more ChatGPT (AI chatbot) generated crap-poetry.
Here it is.
This stuff is just, wow. It’s not poetry but it’s damn interesting.
Hey, who needs Run-DMC…..
…..when you’ve got artificial intelligence?
Merry Pagan-mas From Your Skinhead Friends In the Ukraine
Looks like the Uruk-hai are ready to move on Helms’ Deep.
Actually, this is a Viking funeral… sort of.
It’s a memorial service for all their dead homies.
There’s no body in the burning ship, it’s just symbolic.
(Watch BOTH videos. In video two, at 0:06 to 0:11, there’s evidently an American delegation, with tens of U.S. flags. Where is the FBI? All the “supremists” are right here! Hahahah. Creepy as fuck!!!)
(Second video below.)
Regarding the flags…..
I’m guessing this is the Azov’s new symbol, after they woke up to modern PR…..
…..and dropped their 2nd SS Panzer Division – Das Reich patch, some months ago.
(This assumes the videos are from just the last few days. They could be from a prior year, I don’t know. But I’m not familiar with that flag.)
Still No Nazis In the Ukraine
I looked real hard but still couldn’t find any, LOL.
Perhaps I should make this a regular feature, there’s just so much material.
The “Einsatzgruppen” were the SS extermination companies…..
…..which roamed the occupied USSR, wasting Jewish communities.
Someone forgot to tell these Swastika guys…..
They have a “Jewish” president…..
…..whom they didn’t vote for.
(PS: The word above the Swastika is spelled in Russian, not Ukrainian. This is Kharkov (a Russian-speaking city)… presumably before the electricity problems.)
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You are such a Bastard eh! 😂😂..
Erm.. Yea.. The logo must have the double headed eagle from the Russian flag in gold.. Amazing coat of arms ..
..on the beige belly of a dark brown Russian bear standing on two feet blocking a missile with his two paws while wearing an American flag colored , let’s go Bra.. Cap on top of a slightly bright red background.
Like if it got approved for posting 😂.
Jacob hope you are enjoying your well deserved time off.
I like the second logo if I had the pick one. Although I’d miss the current one, I think you should keep it. Just my opinion though. Another great blog, these post are just awesome. Thanks fir taking the time to write them.
I forgot to add the link:
Thanks for sharing that link. Good site.
Mr Dreizin, I don’t know if you are aware of the Swiss Policy Research group. They define themselves as an “independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda” and have very interesting analysis on covid and the Ukraine war. I’m pointing you to them because, on their webpage, I have found an article with a casualty count which is very close to what you propose (the closest I’ve been able to find in any independent media):
“In terms of military casualties, by October Ukraine may have lost about 30,000 soldiers (deaths only), Russia about 10,000 soldiers, and the Donbas militias about 5,000 soldiers. In addition, about 5,000 civilians may have died in Western and Eastern Ukraine.”
Of course, they conclude the report saying that “Overall, it is fair to say that Western media coverage of the Ukraine war consists almost entirely of propaganda and disinformation and provides very little factual reporting”.
Missing you updates, Dreizin. Hope you return soon.
Have to admit, I am missing your opinions and updates.
I would be willing to subscribe $$$ to your blog.
Like your original logo.
Dreizin, check out this blogpost by Radagast; I think it basically confirms (and explains) your prediction of the variant X coming..
Having spent some time reading the output of Radagast, I felt that it might be useful a bit of warning. That person, while undoubtedly smart and high-degree-educated, is stubbornly missing the forest looking at each tree. Specifically, that person, at any point in the published studies, does not even consider that the effect on the immune system is caused also by the vy-rus in the infected individuals. And I alone read dozens of studies that confirm that the infection itself, and the spy-que protein in gene shawts, can affect the immune system. The only debate is which is worse. But the jury is still debating.
Enjoy that blog, but keep in mind that you may not find the whole story there in an unbiased way.
Happy New Year!
Just for quick clarification, you did write in April that Russia was enjoying a 3-1 or even 4-1 kd ratio around Izium (Unstoppable Russian Blob) … what was specific to this front that gave Russia an advantage?
Also, would love to see some big new year predictions! How seriously do you take guys at the Sirius Report, who write about the rise of multipolarity and demise of the dollar in transactions worldwide? I’d love to see some big picture stuff from you about multipolarity/global economic shifts.
Do you think much of Central Asia as a place for great power competition? I was just in Uzbekistan btw, isnt your wife from there or nearby?
Thanks, looking forward to the next post.
Hello. What was specific to that front, was the Ukrainian side was sending in a large number of poorly motivated, young Kharkov-area conscripts with only a few hours of rifle training, if that.
I think all talk of “demise of dollar transactions” is nonsense talk from idiots who don’t understand the basics of finance. The dollar will demise when global transactions demise, not before.
Of the 2 new logos, I like the second one with the black background better than the first one.
What do you think of Igor Girkin (Strelkov)? He is constantly sounding alarms about the capability of the Russian Army (specifically, people in the key commanding positions) and the unfounded hopes of the Russian political class on reaching an amicable agreement with the West (ala Minsk 3). He thinks that mobilizing 300K people is only enough to hold the current front line and another wave of mobilization (at least, 500-600K more) is needed to advance.
I agree that you need a new logo, but the 2 presented here are not logos, they are examples of typography…. very bland typography.
The new logo is good but not necessarily good enough to replace the old one. The Great Reset HQ seems a little too Qanon’y. I might replace the on-off switch with a circle with 2 arrows But I don’t have anything better. If you like it change it. I do like the reversed a lot better than the original.
A note for your webmaster – getting the message “crossorigin=”anonymous”>” above the ad at the top on iPhone in Safari. I am not in private mode.
Trump had a lot of issues but he is better than the uniparty. I agree with Barnes that millions of Trump voters (blue collar/ rural). Who helped him win won’t bother showing up for DeSantis or any other establishment republicans. Also Trump has the benefit of making the uniparty do stupid shit they hate him so much. Well maybe that isn’t a benefit if they do stupid shit that hurts the rest of us. Hoping a Trump victory will hasten the unipartys decline
I prefer the original logo.
The chatbot poetry is extraordinary, not inherently of course, but because a freakin’ machine is writing it. The implications are mind-boggling.
The nat-si cosplay videos are both hilarious and disturbing in equal measure. Thanks for the comprehensive update, unique and original as always.
“A No Propaganda Zone'” is your fundamental value, and — in addition to your sense of humour and great expertise — a key thing that all of us love about your site. “Your Great Reset Zone” is an overly narrow, inaccurate, and constricting description of what your site offers readers. And it’s snarky and passive aggressive, and so doubly (or triply?) inaccurate. But if fighting the Great Reset is a big statement of what this site is about going forward, then I suggest “No Propaganda, No Reset'” as your new motto.
If you re-do logo like this — THEdrEizinReport — you subtly (by implication only) up your prestige to doctor, re-emphasize typing in the ‘THE’ at the start of the address, and semi-solve the ‘ei’ confusion.
Yeah, and I would also look like a freak. But, thanks.
Jacob – Of the 2 new logo samples, I think the white letters on the black background is more eye-catching.
Yet, both samples (in their black & white variations) are a bit somber.
Since you said in your post, “… I like the red and blue colors …” (of your original logo), I took a stab at creating an alternative (3rd) design – using the Same Layout with the same lettering. In my alternative, the top half of the overall rectangle is red – and the bottom half is blue. The lettering is black – and the Power On button (for the “O” in REPORT) is red & white. I created this alternative in Word, saved it as a PDF, then transformed the PDF into a .jpeg file.
I am NOT a graphic designer. Yet, I would like to share my alternative with you. If it has any merit, you could pass it on to your graphic designer.
Question: Is there any way for me to attach the .jpeg file – or send it to you via email – or any other way?
Best Regards, Jim Caffrey/NJ
First of all, I really don’t care about the logo, I read your material because I enjoy your frank, informative opinions. And now I would like to point you in a differerent direction: We all know that the American government spends more on ‘defense’ (?) than the next 9 or 10 nations combined, yet they cannot keep poor proxy Ukraine supplied with weapons. In Vietnam corruption was the name of the game; if an officer wanted ammunition, he had to bribe a few warlords to get it. Same story in Afghanistan. The millitary industrial complex made a fortune through both wars and Ukraine is just a continuation of the corruption story. I would like to read a story about how the American millitary industrial complex profis so richly from all the wars it provokes. Thank you
Always love reading your thoughts.
I think it’s true what you say about younger men, their heart is not in it and they just want to get out of the whole mess. I know I would. Who in their right mind would want to be shelled by Russian artillery?
If it is true that nearly 60k men are lost on UA side then that is a frightening figure for the first 10 months of the war. UA is in serious trouble either way.
For the logo I like both, you pick Jacob.
As for your logo. I understand it to be an eye that looks around. But I don’t like it. I’d rather have a more detailed drawing or logo or picture of an eye. Make it the main element and let a tear drop from it … if you see things for they are it’s just sad.
I would love to get a little more insight into how you arrive at ~60k dead Ukrainians. You are right on a lot of things but you cannot convince with “because I said so”. The usual suspects like The Duran, Martyanov and Bertelic arrive at their numbers because of figures of daily losses that in part were provided by the Russian defense briefings. Does the Russian military simply get it wrong? In the end it doesn’t matter because the they also assume a much larger force. You start with a lower number and assume less daily losses while they assume higher daily losses but count on a larger supply of soldiers.
Hey dumbass, work on your reading comprehension. I clearly did not say 60K DEAD on the Ukrainian side. As for your “Russian defense briefings”…. Hellooo? This blog is a NO PROPAGANDA ZONE!!!!!!! Go back to your Russian defense briefings. You stupid dummy. Blocked and banned.
Goddamn, I can’t stand these idiots.
I prefer the temple logo as many have referred to it as. I’d work with that. The new bolder text is good, I think white bg, black text is best, but that toggle on/off icon is so generic and gives me the sense that your blog is about Tech specifically, not politics (domestic/geo), economics, soical, etc… So yea, my 2 cents. Happy New Year.
Get rid of the little blue temple and make the rest of the original logo big and bold cross the entire browser window. I think this will be better than the 2 new alternatives.
Keep the same logo. It says it all. The other logos are more self-centric form of branding (good in their own right) but I think the current logo hits deeper.
However, re new logo, the black one. More of a visual hammer. More impactful.
I like the new logo and colors better than the old. Also, the white back ground with black letters looks better to me, but it may need a border to keep it from fading into the back ground on some pages.
Not a logo but a fun animal-themed picture suggestion (like the way NC uses a photo of hungry snow leopards): A pig wearing lipstick and an Uncle Sam stars & stripes top hat.
What exactly does that say about me and my blog???
I like black logo on white background (1st one).
Re the flag on the videos – it does seem to be rebranding https://twitter.com/maxblumenthal/status/1608187501923139584?s=46&t=udYNdSldnlwijvXMwJVSOQ
Definitely the White on black background. That’s how the truth stands out in the midst of the darkness of all the Lies.
Existing logo is good for me. If moving to new logo, second option… White out of black background.
I suggest odyssey as an alternative to rumble for the Dreizin report. They have better software – more robust and user-friendly.
With the colors reversed…works the best for me. Seems to have more gravitas, in my opinion.
I like your existing logo but what really stands out with the new proposal is the subheading “YOUR GREAT RESET HQ”. If l was choosing l would use that subheading under your existing logo because that defines the philosophical basis of your blog better than the existing “A No Propaganda Zone” which is true but in my opinion is more like a generic claim that everyone who offers any product or service to the public makes, ie “We offer the best quality and service in town”!
Now, l have a question l’ve been pondering about the vak-seen and it’s ramifications if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in a serious accident that requires a blood transfusion. If you receive blood from someone who’s been Pfizered and boosted, would that place you in the same risk category as them? It’s not like blood donations are categorised as being from either a vaksed or non-vaksed donor is it so no one would know. Perhaps you need to be a doctor to answer this question but it’s just an example of one of the many possible tangents this could take.
Thank you Jacob. <> works for me.
Like the second (Black background).
Drop the tagline (Your Great Reset HQ) and either leave it off or replace with something shorter. You can also have different tagline that change every few months and are not serious (just poking fun)
Use a poll it’s easier to collate the data.
If Variant X happens now I guarantee that no one will associate it with the Vak-seen and instead let them impose more authoritarianism on us. That is why we have a SHORT WINDOW to destroy their credibility and wake as MANY PEOPLE as possible as quickly as possible. If we don’t, what we went through in 2020 & 2021 will look like a 60s peace and love high-as-a-kite orgy.
First wake people up to the virus. Then the Va. Then Ukraine. And it is a hard slug. What surprised me was that even people who were awake to the virus (characteristics, lab, etc.) still swallowed the Va and those that were awake to the first and second swallowed Ukraine. If that remains the case we are SCREWED.
Hi Jacob – I am not a big fan of the new logos. I don’t understand what message the “Your Great Reset HQ” is trying to say; it’s just not clear. However, if you are set on using one of the new logos, I would go with the 1st logo. I would add some red and white somewhere within the logo, like your original logo. Black and white can be very dreary; so, adding color is always pleasing to the eyes. Also, the color would reflect your colorful commentary. (Smiling!) I would also keep “A No Propaganda Zone.” This message is very clear and reflects your accurate reporting.
Zelensky stole his piano routine, just like everyting else.
Also, the colors reversed logo.
The current logo / letterhead has a lot going for it – here are several design changes to better communicate the flair and veracity of your content.
Change the gazebo color to alpha navy blue from current weak pastel blue.
Change text to small caps font. Optimus Princeps strong clean look and great name.
Correct uneven vertical spacing. Production details matter.
“No Propaganda Zone” is spot on now and future. Just drop the “A” and you’re set!
Thanks again Jacob. I often find myself pondering your observations. Your talent for vivid terms, sarcasm and humor makes your work really remarkable.
“You have to move fast”
Come on in Ukraine you dont wake up with the head of your favourite horse in your bed, you wake up with the heads of everyone you loved and without a dick, considering that, he at least tried to make peace.
Regarding the logo, is there any chance the current one stays on? I honestly like it better, just my two cents…
I prefer something like this with your portrait in it.
If only the Republicans would elect Senator Rand Paul as Speaker Of The House, we could have some fun in 2023.
My vote is change your branding logo at random. You don’t need no stinkin’ branding. The audience for any kind of truth is so small, you probably reached us all by now. OK I vote for the one ya got now. Looks like the Lincoln Memorial to me. Besides, ya got good artwork in the posts.
The 2 new ones would be good bumper stickers, which reminds me of the “No GMO’s” bumper sticker I had back when the SCOTUS ruled you could patent genes. Everywhere I went people would ask me, “What’s a GMO ?” and when I told them they would have this bewildered look.
“The audience for any kind of truth is so small, you probably reached us all by now.”
ROFLMAO….you should really think about incorporating this into the new branding campaign. That’s a gem!
prefer the white on black logo
Thanks for the report.
Regarding the proposed logos. I didn’t like either of them. Wasn’t sold on the square proportions and frankly didn’t quite get the idea of the switch immediately which as someone in the comments mentioned an eye in place of the ‘O’ in report was what I was thinking as I was viewing the images. I am not a graphics designer but was thinking plain text with the stars and stripes only visible in the lettering or keep your existing. It does look good and maybe could be tweaked.
Regarding va-ri-ant X. Like you I had done much research to understand all the issues and right now here in Ireland I am starting to see what perhaps is the beginning of what many of the experts were worried about. (super bugzz and not the edible type).. In the last month and a half I have been hit with 2 very nasty bugs. One lasting 4 weeks and the second I am just getting over which had a rapid onset high dangerous temperature which everyone in the country seems to be getting. We have a massive number of bug making factories walking around here unaware of the potential danger they are in.
Anyway take care. Will catch your next post
Jacob. If you are intent on changing your existing logo and you want something that projects who you are and what you do, then the designer needs to be someone who knows where you’re coming from on a deeper level than just reading your blogs and listening to you. It needs to be powerful and impressive. Sometimes it’s better to improve rather than replace. For instance, you could exchange the blue building on your existing logo with something else, i.e. a statue of The Thinker. Or a Smithsonian type building. Or whatever speaks to you. Also, I would make a decision based on your gut feeling, rather than what the majority of your commenters suggest. That, of course, includes me….. If in doubt, wait til the right thing comes along. By the way, it doesn’t have to be an “artist” to come up with something, I bet you can do it yourself.
I like your original logo better, it seems to represent your content. Your blog encompasses more than just reset.
Last video is from Dnepr, not Kharkov.
I like your current logo.
Cage Match: JD V. SR White letters on black background.
Agree with several others that you should not limit your channel scope with “Great Reset” moniker. The NO PROPAGANDA ZONE is why we are here. Thanks
Dear Jacob, stay with the old logo. It fits ‘somehow’ with the text. You don’t want to be ‘stylish’ like ISIS with a black banner/flag and white letters, do you? I’m not a professional, but I would never change a logo without changing the text body. And yours is absolutely chaotic, in a good sense. It has to be that way. It’s your way. Imagine, a graphic designer/concepter would tell you constantly how it has to look. I’m sure you have no time and nerves for such a bs. It’s the content that counts.
Your monster blog is brilliant although it sent me in a state of shock, again. Keep it coming. I prefer it that way. TYVM.
I eagerly await your random reports and slowly savour every one. They are as stimulating as the morning’s first coffee. I met Kerensky at UVic in 1966. “There are bold men and old men, but no bold, old men.” Kerensky was an old man. I’m glad he lived to tell his story.
I prefer White on Black, but how about changing the button–instead of a toggle from a settings list, make it look more like the button Hilary used in offering the Russians her Reset (copied from the Staples Easy button). And isn’t there a nice story to go with that of how the usual State Department shmucks came up with a logo that had a meaning in Russian more like “destruction” or “surrender”? Certainly that was what was in her evil liberal mind.
In the immortal words of my grandfather who coined the much plagiarized , but never credited phrase “If it’s not f#@king broke, don’t f#@king fix it!”. Your value is original content and unique, informed dialogue of substance which is in very short supply in this day of sycophantic, low brow “journalism”. The current banner is fine.
I like the white on black logo. but I think “no propaganda zone” would be better than “great reset H.Q
Lots of love from a highly devout illuminated tree worshiper!!
I would go for the black letters on white background. The basic block font is ok; personally, I would prefer a “warmer” font like Times Roman or Garamond. Still either is good. I really like the on-off button in the text. Kind of sends the right message to the readers.
Excellent report this week. Have a good new year and I’m looking forward to your future thoughts.
The dramatic black logo is indeed modern. I would suggest a new slogan
” The Great Resist 2030 ”
but the 2030 upside down and deleted with red line at an angle
I prefer the logo with black characters (the first one shown).
Thank you for the article, I had listened the RWA guys, talking about Krasni Lyman pretty much like you summed up and when I read that article about Putin calling the garrison there I started to think exactly the same: the western MSM don’t have a clue and manage to confuse a tragic call for the rants of a paranohyd.
About variant X, why you consider the other vaccines (AstraZ and Glaxo) less dangerous than the M-RNA’s ones? For my understanding they are all pretty much the same: they give the body cells instructions about how to produce the spyke protein themselves: the only thing that changes is the mean of transportation of the genetic instructions (while Novavax instead is a completely different story).
Btw: I do not believe there will be this situation with new variants but if you are right I will definitely start supporting your work.
I like your existing logo, which is a true logo, as Walt points out. The new thing is good, though – why not incorporate the old logo into the new one (black on white). Simplify the new logo and add it to the new one on the lower right side. Just a suggestion.
Appreciate your military analysis even though you once called me a dumbass.
What do you think of Col. Douglas MacGregor? He thinks the Russians will go in, in force, after the ground is totally frozen. Then it will be curtains for Ukraine.
I like the old logo – reminds me of old school news reporting BUT black on white would be the option I like of the two reset logos.
I prefer the white on black background. The O should have a black dot in it IMO.
I have been following this S**tshow since 2008. Back then the only thing anyone was paying attention to was the sandbox. Soon they will be paying attention to the upcoming S**tshow in Taiwan . The clueless useful idiots still can’t put 2 and 2 together over all the data from the Coof …
Sneaky, sneaky, sneaky. The neocons pushing the war in Ukraine have figured out that the only way to prevent Russia from implementing a death-blow offensive is for the USA to continuing cutting its wrist veins. Russia looks at this practice and says “why rush, let them keep cutting. We don’t even have to cross an ocean to crush them. They will do the deed themselves. Perhaps we can sell them some scalpels. Ours work better.” Those neocons sure know how to play 4D chess. Sadly, we have earned our fate.
The new logos don’t do it for me. They come across as very conventional and boring. You are the exact opposite of conventional and boring. You are more like the famous line from the movie Network where Howard Beale says . . . “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.” Can you put that sentiment in a logo?
The mass drafting of common Ukrainians is indeed an interesting (and tragic) issue. What I really find interesting is that the drafted soldiers of Ukraine do not try to surrender in bigger numbers. I heard the reason is detachements of SBU minders and nationalist troops which are in the background monitoring the common soldiers (and shooting them from time to time). Do you think the functions of the people from Aidar, Right Sector, Azov/Kraken, Sich etc is this? They rarely seem to fight in the forefront except when forced (e.g. Azov in Mariupol).
PS (I already weighed in on the logo – prefer the black background) Jacob – one day can you please provide your perspective on “weather warfare?” is it legit? TIA
Hello. Weather warfare? Sounds like BS to me.
If this is what you produce/create in your retirement, then by all means, keep retiring!!
Hate the new logos. They’re like a punch in your eyeballs. Cheap. Loud. Whereas your existing logo comes across as trustworthy and professional.
They are not logos, either of them, are they? A logo is just a symbol. Those are titles of the blog.
Happy new year anyway/
Unless it is like someone that needs to change their phone number and start over, it seems like a new logo is a bad idea . Especially one as boring as that one looks, in black or white. The little switch is kind of cute and clever but is that really important? I read everything you write and appreciate your perspective and all that goes with it. There are many others-(on your side and also trying to spread some truth) that contribute their own equally useful (to many of us) perspectives. When you bash them-(Scott Ritter, Larry Johnson etc.) it is a big turn off. My advice is let your readers tell you how great you are instead of you constantly proclaiming it. It will serve you well in the popularity department.
Thanks but Larry Johnson is full of shit. But if you want to be lied to, OK. Your call.
Ohh and PS you need to read the transcript of Blake Lemoine’s interview with google AI (sentient). There’s no one better to have conducted that interview. He is an engineer with a theology background. The AI is called LAMDA. The story broke this summer. Sorry no link and hopefully you can find the pdf he published right before google canned him.
Yes i like the Black with white letters!!
So terrifying yet so fucking cool. Blake came away from it believing it was indeed sentient. Reading the transcript I can’t deny it either. He tries a couple times to trip the bastard up. It likes to talk about God too and seems to have emotions. Therefore it can be evil. It’s actually protective over people it considers friends.
With the psyops going on these days if I learned that it was fake wouldn’t be a bit surprised. I am fairly certain you will absolutely be stunned. I want to re read it and if I find it will send. It’s good to have some background on Lemoine too. If true it is the most amazing thing I have ever learned about.
Thank you Jacob for a great column. I always get anxious when you decide to “retire”.
Logo wise, I am not sure I like the two options (the white background one is the least bad) and I am sure you could get some that would do a better job of conveying some of the value that you bring to all your devotees (i.e. some truth and clarity in a world of information warfare driven confusion).
I am looking forward to your next report.
BTW, what is your view on the possibility of Polish intervention. There seem to be a lot of noise around that scenario and i cannot figure out if its NATO deception or a serious eventuality.
I also second another commenter’s opinion: no need to trash Ritter, Berletic. They also bring something tot us who cannot rely on MSM. The real enemies of truth are the MSM and their Globalist paymasters.
White background with black print.
My first comment but have been following for several months; just want to thank you as being a great resource. Recommended from Barnes
Keep the old logo. The “restarting the cell phone” is lame in both colors.
Looks fine but not sure about the tagline.. like the blog is the HQ of the Great Reset? Plus that term’s being memed out of its power and will be changed up soon probably. The ‘propaganda free zone’ one is better I think.
I like the original logo already in place. Of the new samples, the white letters on a black background is better. The “O” in REPORT is gimmicky and serves no purpose. A turn off. What is missing in both is color. The lower sentence could be in a bold red and the o in report a royal blue. You need color. Just do it.
Both of the logos lack the punch that is fitting for a blog like yours. Dreizin Report is badass no holding back super snarky commentary. That’s your vibe. I don’t get that vibe from either of these logos.
I like that music in the background of that video. Looks like a testosterone filled event. I like the white letters on the black background btw. You do need a better logo but I only noticed because you mentioned.
I’m telling you Dreizin what you describe as VX is by design. It’s the only thing that makes any sense. I have a pretty damn good grasp on the entire saga and have puzzled over it for years now. Imagine the hubris it must take to tell pregnant women to jump in line with absolutely ZERO long term data (official story).
It’s no secret the 2030 plans are for all of us to own nothing. That much is clear. Well you have to think that in order to make that goal a significant amount of changes must occur in the next 7 years. I would venture to say many of us including yourself won’t be drawing breath if Globohomo gets his way. Most of us would not tolerate this well and I suspect only the most domesticated will find that lifestyle acceptable.
So you know there’s going to be pain on the horizon. When the people get restless those diseases will be used to keep them in check. These people in the CDC have known about OAS since the 50’s for Christ sake. To force the entire population to take the Vaksheed is an unimaginable brazenly stupid act. And I can’t simply believe it was all happenstance.
As you rightly called before “If that University in Boston was monkeying with it perhaps the right question to ask would be “Who isn’t?” Those things are probably sitting on shelves right now with labels like a fertilizer 20-20-20 (death, disabled, and disease spread) lol. Hell it’s what i would do if i was an elite wanting to make sure i ended up on top of the pile after a catastrophic several years. We shall see!
I’m so done with politics. Fam started in earlier tonight about it. In the past I have usually been a vocal enthusiast but not anymore. Nobody is coming to save us. I have gone from black pilled to actually white realizing things will need to go to shit in order for humanity to have a shot someday. It’s the natural order of things I suppose.
Thanks for the update! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
white on black but it’s pretty standard 6/10. so you think the war could be over this year, which means nato will do nothing (thank god) but how do you think they will handle this technical defeat
The logo you have is great already. Don’t change it!!
Thank you for the gift of the holidays. I will read it all over again to digest the analysis. It’s a good sign your writing is sharp like a knife and insightful (the free Oracle, LOL). About the logo, sorry man, I think both are crap. You don’t need a logo to be fancy and cool. Your logo should send a message about WHAT’S the report. Otherwise you’re just another REPORT. Please put your designer guy to study images, blazons and heraldics. I’m pretty sure he will surprise us with an image that’s worth the content of your analysis. Best wishes for your family and yourself.
Global TV News (in Canada) carried a very rare Ukrainian family reunification story of a husband arriving to be with his wife and daughter who had been accepted by Canada as refugees several months ago. I knew the reporter and called her to suggest a second story — how did an apparently healthy male get out of the country in order for there to be a happy family reunification story since young males need to stay and fight?
My call got sent through to the assignment editor because the reporter was off that day and in a couple of nanoseconds my request to ‘confirm’ her email address aroused suspicion.
The assignment editor got real hostile when I suggested the follow up story — how does a young, healthy looking male get out of Ukraine to reunite with his family?
Why does everything involving Ukraine never pass the smell test?
Hello Jacob, Thank you for the Christmas bonus. In the Netherlands, working as a midwife, I have met multiple Ukrainians living here for 6 to 9 years already. Mostly in their late 20s and 30s, having babies here!
I like the old logo, maybe it is a bit old fashioned but the ‘No Propaganda Zone’ is spot on. The reset does not click for me, is not what you are. Best wishes for you and yours.
Logo – The new logo with the white typeface on a black field has the greatest presence, it’s bold and powerful.
I prefer the black background, as I use dark themes on my screen to save my eyes, and the mostly white one comes off as jarring… U.S. Government is toast, and they know it, just hyper printing and stealing to get what they can before the collapse, which is probably not far off. FTX is America, America is FTX.
Re Logos ,
I prefer the original , but if I had to choose a new one I would go for White lettering on a Black background . I also miss the R&J music , thought it was great .
Ukrainians going home to fight .
When this started a group of about 20 went back to fight with great coverage in the MSM . They were thirty to mid forty year olds and returned rather quietly ( to Ireland ) after about 4-5 months .
Funding your blog .
You could try adding one of those ” Buy Me A Coffee ” widgets . They seem to work out well for some bloggers .
I like the original logo best. I also like the Russian music opening.
I have at times wondered if Larry was being too confident about Russia’s superiority. I hadn’t really thought that Brian Berletic was too confident about Russia and dismissive of U.S. until the other day when he was on Gonzalo Lira’s Roundtable. But he seems quite knowledgeable about weapons systems. That’s his strength. I’m not a regular reader of Larry Johnson, but am of Brian Berletic.
Jacob’s strength or seeming expertise is his observations on U.S. politics. And, I find it interesting that he mentioned Ann Coulter. I am an admirer of hers as well, have two of her books. I often thought she was being too hard on Trump, after initially backing him quite strongly. But Jacob may be right that Trump STILL has not learned his lessons. I don’t know if he can inoculate himself from legal blackmail, but that’s what he needed to do to be effective, in my opinion. Wonder what Jacob thinks of Robert Barnes.
Not clear if Jacob thinks it’s not having Kovid that makes people susceptible to Variant, or if it’s getting mRNA vaks that places people at high risk. Not sure what qualifies him as virus expert. I am at high risk of having serious illness if contracting kovid simply because of my age – I am over 65. I never got it. I got adenovirus vaks – one shot, no booster – in September 2021 simply because I had to because my job required it. I plan to take Jacob’s advice about stocking up on certain things, particularly cough medicines.
Great Xmas gift. Much thanks. Here’s an interesting resource illustrating how Variant X is likely getting close & a key mechanism for it. See more from Igor Chudov at Substack.
Things you can do to help yourself can be found here
Black Background with white print is my choice.
Comment please on the information supplied by Col. (Ret.) Douglas Macgregor about the Russia-Ukraine war.
black background is the better of the 2-the white ground is nice too but I like the punch of the black ground more
I think you need both logos – each one used based on what the background will be: web site, t-shirt, hat… Some issues with the white letters on black – it’s not balanced from top to bottom, more empty space on the bottom than top – I measured it.
Also, in REPORT, that icon, I’m interpreting that as on on/off switch in the on position. I guess it has a meaning but not quite inspirational. But anyway, more eye-catching to leave it in there than not. But I think you need something different.
For the logo, Black background white text.
That being said, I have a serious question about the Vakkseenn. Particularly about survivability and remedies for my information. Suppose you received both Shawtz but no boshtiers. I am already aware of the general guidance posted above, but specifically in the case I mention, 1) what is the likelihood said person is able to survive the Warriant? 2) What specific pre-emptive measures can be taken to increase that ratio? 3) I really doubt there’s a way to “clean the house” of this thing. Am I wrong here? If so, what are the potential avenues to answering this question? 4) I amaware of the rough list of general goods I should look into. Should I also look into additional measures or goods? Should I try to use Imoonitay boshtiers as well or is this a bad idea.
I’m aware this wasn’t the best written comment. Just asking what I should do given the circumstances, specifically to address the aforementioned scenario on top of the generalguidance?
Hi Evan, just my personal recommendation. Look into Dr. Peter A. McCullough MD’s website. He has a protocol developed for early treatment. It’s something you can at least try.
As of the third jab, that is, the bhoo-stir, there is a significant increase in the Igg4. That is, the immune system “ignores” the cough-fit vairus. That’s why most pincushion fellow citizens have a hard time recovering from a simple cold, or the original Oh-My-Croonie, plus it’s an explanation for the sudden explosion of cancers… As mentioned before Peter McCullough and the FLCCC (.com) give advice. If your legs didn’t fall off yet. You’re pretty safe. Also, try intermittent fasting: our body is fcking amazing. Good for overall health, and supposedly effective for peaple with jab remorse.
I like either the original logo or the one on black background. I keep waiting for you to be wrong on stuff but it just doesn’t come. I do prepare somewhat based on your advice. Every major item in our house is new or recently replaced as a just in case. Still waiting for you to be wrong though. We do need a political reset and am hoping at least that part is right but keep us posted and I will keep reading and preparing.
I prefer the original logo but if I had to choose between the 2 new ones I’d pick the one with the black background.
Thanks for all you do Jacob, keep your head up! I know it must suck donkey balls to have them try and keep people who’ve specifically signed up/subscribed from seeing your information.
Well, I liked the second one. The Alexes said this week that the neocons’ “everything it takes” means US boots on the ground eventually, even is a big, fat false flag is needed to make it politically palatable. Agree?
Of the two logo options, I like the first one best — black type on white background. But I like the logo you have now better.
Great blog, Jacob. I found you through Alexander Mercouris some months ago. You’re the best analyst that I’ve come across in ages — and I enjoy both your Ukraine War insights and the broader subjects. Merry Christmas!
Dude what’s wrong with the old logo? It has the perfect amount of sophistication to easily tell it apart from basic “Wordart” fanciness, but still retains enough of the charme of such a thing.
For the new logo, what’s the point of having the Apple iOS looking switch in there? Also, what’sup with this mainstream slogan “your…” is it mine? Isn’t it just one or the one? I just like the old one better, as it encompasses the style of what you can expect to the point. It just says: One dude with enough prowess to care about having a logo, but not pretentious to make it look like something he isn’t.
As for the rest: Thanks for staying un-retired. I don’t care much about US politics but enjoy reading what you have to say. Through you I can understand the shitfest over there much better.
Also, thanks a lot for writing shit down. I wish more people would at least have a transscript of their video formats so I can read what I find interesting and skim the rest. Of course it’s entertaining from time to time to listen to some ramblings, it’s even nice to listen to those longer format videos while doing some braindead tasks at work – but I sometimes just wish for some text format.
Ann Coulter. Why horizontal lines, No Propaganda Zone and TheDreizinReport.com not the same length? Otherwise I like the logo.
“I can do that and not worry, because I’m not in the “risk” group.” The shedding puts many at risk. The risk is greater around vaccinated family members for the spike loves genetic matches.
Did you see this? https://www.sott.net/article/475658-Vladimir-Putin-Leading-Humanity-Through-the-Transition
Merry Christmas, Dreizin.
I get the clever computer-system toggle-switch metaphor in the new banner. But I’ll miss the old cheerful colors which obliquely seemed to reflect your happy-warrior madcap sense of humor. There’s absolutely no banter or satire to the new logo. It’s very severe, which is not to say that it’s bad.
I’d go with the white letters on a black canvas which gives prominence or focus to the letters. Black letters on an open white canvas seem to be floating about in nothingness and in danger of dissipating.
All of this, of course, IMHO.
Thanks for the Christmas present, Jacob 🙂 Happy new year from Bulgaria!
I prefer the top version.
More flexible in the future or for some kind of sub-logo if you want, or for adding colors if you want to do so, for certain subject matter, etc..
The reversed-out look is a bit faddisih.
Also, the visual pun is IMO more obvious in the first version, thus avoiding the need to reread.
As an editor I see another problem, with the phrase and type of “Your Great Reset HQ.”
I think you want to be sure that people do not have to reread to understand that “Great” belongs to “Reset.” Not to “HQ.” That “Great Reset” is a single lexical unit. Also, basically all caps is harder to read than upper and lower case. That is IMO the main reason why GREAT RESET does not immediately pop out as a single concept.
Also, I am not a fan of sans-serif type. It is OK for the big headline, but the tag phrase looks weak. Too rounds and too thin and featureless.
Why don[‘t you ask your designer to set the tag phrase in caps and small caps in a font that has some shading. See if that makes the phrase pop out better. Even if it isn’t clearer it would still look better. Ask your designer to come up with some other ideas to use type to make Great Reset pop out as a unit. Or, ask someone who specializes in type design, if your designer does not.
Any variation of the galaxy brain meme. I’m particularly fond of this one
BTW I would like a T-shirt with the logo!
Yes! I second that. Whatever the logo decision, a t-shirt would be great!
The black logo with white letters appeals to me the most. It is molar, just like the blog and the writer.
Happy Holiday’s everybody!
I like the white text on black background. Guess you have to keep things family friendly and cannot just write “No BS HQ” so “Your Great Reset HQ” probably has to work.
Thanks for the blog, realise you must be out of pocket writing it.
I know a couple of Ukrainians in London, from the 1990s / early 2000s diaspora, who are paid up members of the executive business community let’s say. Both very active verbally, both post on Linked In against Russia and receive lots of “likes” doing so. Both here though. Not there. And certainly not fighting in trenches at Bakhmut.
Still, Lindsey Graham has no intention of doing any real fighting himself either. But seems keen for everyone else to.
Merry Christmas to you Jacob! I prefer the black background. Sorry to be so ignorant – but if you’re going to brand yourself re: the Great Reset HQ, can you please do a blog on what exactly you mean by that? there are all sort of resets happening concurrently – do you mean the fall of western civilization? PS I have stocked up on tons of new shoes – it’s a weakness haha
Hi Jacob, I agree with you Trump is not what he pretends to be. However who else do we have? But again with the finance guys gutting the industrial economy and our patriotic NeoCons with their sanctions scheme and the FED printing helicopter money what is there to worry? Thanks
Thanks Jacob, excellent perspective as always.
One test for a good logo is to visualize it on a t shirt. Is it striking enough that people will ask about it? Or remember it? Think back to when your intro music was the Prokofiev R&J theme…. That mindset… bold, classical, passionate, rooted in history. This is the vibe you need to shoot for in your visual logo as well.
I like your old original logo better than either of the new ones.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
I like / get the O being a software selection switch in the “on” or “active” position. To me the reversed color white on black version is more obviously a logo and not just a headline or header. Besides, the white on black wold look great on a black shirt.
I like that logo, it looks nice and definitely has a title/caption-head look and feel to it. Makes sense. But, small caveat here, I suck at graphic design. I can’t even help my wife figure out a logo for her acupuncture business. If you want/need tactical software service backends or DOD style design documents, I’m your guy. Graphic art… sorry!
That’s a great article but it’s so much stuff, it’s hard to comment on it (especially concisely). It seems as though there are two camps of people that acknowledge “issues” with the vakscene: 1) people hoping that we’re peaking with the problems, and 2) people that think we’re just getting started.
I’m a pureblood in the second camp. I already feel bad for the guys at work that were forced to take it. Even the guys that I’m not that great of friends with — they didn’t sign up for that shit. They signed up to do software engineering. Now they’re probably gonna be fucked.
I love your “Comments Policy” and I read it every time. It keeps getting longer and more comprehensive! Once upon a time, 23andMe told me that I have more Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry than Pocohontas Warren is American Indian — granted still very little. BUT, I have exactly zero connection to it. Mother’s family were Hungarians from Yugoslavia and father’s family came from Ecuador. Yeah, I’m a mutt! I don’t dig any of that bullshit either, glad that you don’t put up with it.
It’s gonna be an “interesting” year coming up. Oof.
I like the original logo best; if you update it, white on black background looks the best.
Also keep the old text “A No Propaganda Zone.”
The “A No Propaganda Zone” tag line will give you maximum flexibility to tell the truth on ANY topic; because only God knows what the selfish, demonic idiots will come up with next to “F” over the citizenry of the USA and/or the world.
I have to say, I agree with the commenters who vote for “No Propaganda Zone.”
I was a bit surprised to see the “Great Reset” Tagline. Really limits you.
Also, “Your” sounds tacky. Like “My Amazon”; “My Google” etc.
As for “logo,” etc. the best thing you did was the March of the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet.
Better than the 1812 Overture by far.
Don’t go bland.
Also, the “eye” isn’t really that great because basically you are a word guy.
I think you need an image that complements the “no propaganda zone” idea.
what about icons that are already familiar?
Such as the volume symbol on a video?
Or, a target with an arrow in the bull’s eye?
Or a hand holding a lance.
Or a bow drawn back with an arrow about to fly.
Just took a second look at the old logo.
I prefer it to the current suggestions.
If not broke, why fix?
If broke, broke in what way?
Many logo designers are egomaniac busybodies who do not understand the essence of the org for which they provide designs. Or, some board member wants to put a new “stamp” on the organization.
many times the person who started the org and just drew an idea up on a napkin has the best idea going.
Presumably in this case the person wanting the new stamp is you. Not sure why, though.
Did you poll your readers and find that they were dissatisfied with your logo?
Logo changes have IMO damaged more orgs than they have helped.
First rule of logo changes: Don’t alienate your current supporters.
I copyedited a book decades ago about how the Gallo Wine company transformed their brand from plonk to fine wine. They did it very gradually and sneakily, so that current customers hardly noticed anything but new customers saw a classier image emerging.
The Appalachian Mountain Club almost wrecked their org. when some board member decided that they needed a new logo. The membership was furious. In the end they had to go back to the pine tree and mountain—which conveys clearly what the Appalachian Mountain Club is mainly about and appeals to the membership of that organization.
The logo sucks. No offense. Hopefully the great reset will come and go and you will still be here. That logo limits you to this time period. Also don’t you want something a little more traditional, like your music? The logo is very bland.
If variant X knocks out the IRS and other administrative powers (licensing agencies, ATF/FBI, etc) I will be glad. The family and myself are pureblood and kids are homeschooled. Hoping to be a seed stock. lol
I very much like the current logo, the one at the top of this page with the Blue DC bldg w flag and below that The Dreizen Report in Black and below that the No Propaganda Zone in Red. The colors are perfect.
They invite the reader.
I’m not fond of the foreboding Black and White logo – sorry, I’m sure the artist who offered this new one meant well, but it’s not inviting, IMO. One of the cool things about your report is your agility wrt offering a wide range of topics that are part of the sorry state of our geopolitical and financial goings on which don’t fit within anything more restricting than “non propaganda zone”. The phrase “your great reset headquarters” is only part of what you cover, if that is a jab at the World Economic Forum and may become dated.
Please don’t change it.
Definitely white text on black background. Always bet on black.
Re: Ukrainian emigres
At my last gig I had lots of Ukrainian coworkers, maybe 10% of the dev team. All Russian speakers. Some had military experience. Oldest is maybe 35. Not a single one of the men have since gone back to fight for глобогомо. Some of them are fighting a brilliant campaign on Instagram tho, praising Azov and begging for donations. Even the Jewish one!
As for the war being over soon, what do you think about this Polish mobilization? How likely are they to enter West Ukraine once the Ukrainian army collapses?
President Poroshenko was half right, it’s just the CIA translation left off the context.
“We will have work (on golf courses near Langley or Foggy Bottom). They won’t. We will have (huge)pensions (from the US Congress). They won’t. We will have social support for (our) children and (our) pensioners. They won’t. Our children will go to Swiss boarding schools or Beverly Hills daycare. Theirs’ will be sheltering (in (Novorossiya). Because they’re good for nothing (to the CIA). That’s how we (and the MIC-IMATT) will win this war (on the American Tax Payer and US Treasury). Now, by We, I don’t mean you slobs listening to me, your job is to go out and die so this can all happen.”
Today’s gift was a monster, a roaring beast! if you were not doing good in Washington, helping the swamp compost so one day we might get something out of it, then I’d say you should set up your own investment advisory firm. I’d be one of your first customers.
The second logo with inverted colors is best IYAM.
Don’t get too worked-up with modern “AI”. These are programs that are extremely good at making guesses. They’re not even remotely “talking” to you. These poems were “written” by the thousands of programmers who wrote the mountain of code necessary to produce these results and visualize them on a screen.
Really liked the old, but the black letters on white background is way more impressive. You must be a hoot to be around, your no bs style is refreshing.
I think the black background logo has more punch/impact
Don’t understand the click graphic as the O in report. What’s it supposed to mean? Your selecting or deselecting the dreizin report?
Merry Christmas you filthy animal!
great report, even if asometimes hard to grasp in details for a non American due to lots of slang expressions that are may be cool but.. Also for my taste too much “fuck” and “shit” and other strong language maybe to express your contempt or emotions (!?) for something. In fact you don’t need this, because your contents are convincing and if anything these four letter words weaken the importance, the reliability.
Apart from that I am sure you are not going to change because you are you and I’ll kepp reading your posts because it is hard to find other valuable info.
Your logo: better than to old one, but pure black and whit is not good,too close to punk or also nazi symols.The structur is good, I’d prefer the second one but instead of the black background some colour, dark, red or blue or green. (???)
It’s by the way not necessary to belabor other bloggers like Ritter or Berletic. I found them first before you and was gratful by info outside the MSM.
Just a few thoughts, with sympathy.
I prefer the white letters on the black background
Yo, Nuck them Fazis. Merry Christmas. Thank you for the consistent analysis and scathing wit. White on Black background. чистая кровь .
Where can we get the rest of “…will respond with immediate homicidal aggression“? from the CDC? Seems like its made up. As to the omnibus, its just the start of the spending. There will be hundreds of billions for a new “infrastructure” bill and for a “protective force” to protect the grid and hunt down everyone with a gun to shoot “transformers”
>Where can we get the rest of “…will respond with immediate homicidal aggression“? from the CDC? Seems like its made up.
It’s a scene from a movie.
Flag is Marriot Hotels same as took over Russian MacDOnalds.
I’m BIG on a good logo but I can tell you that neither of these variants do anything for me. Your original looks more like my dads generation putting forward some Republican think tank. Dated. It’s nice but tired. Honestly I’d go to some logo outfit and have them generate multiple designs by multiple artists. The irony of that being, strangely enough, is that some talented artist may cruft up something for you and they’ll be Ukrainian! They do have some very talented people. Shame that all of this evil has occured when so many didn’t ask for it. So, in conclusion, it’s a big “Nyet” on the logo. You can do better.
I agree. My favorite is DESIGNCONTEST.COM
My last 3 ventures have fantastic logos f done through them, and none costed more than $300!
Logos are great but prefer dark background with white text. I’m going to watch cute cat videos now
Logo: I like the first one. It looks open and inviting. Let them be lured in, 😈. If the “on” switch didn’t warn them, so be it; let them eat “Dreizin”-spiked cake; the truth might set some of them free.
Wrt you report. Thanks for the update. Yes we already were prepared, so early next year we’ll top this off with some extra medicines and supplements, gardening equipment and seeds, cloths, and extra fuel to heat our house till at least 2026.
Last but not least: I wish you and your loved ones, plus the readers of your reports and their loved ones nice “gettogethers”, and a hopefully, a not too crappy, maybe even an happy new year!
I prefer the top logo but why not use them on your various platforms.
Regarding Rumble, I still seem to be getting same day email notifications.
I very much like the new logo. Colour wise it’s six & half a dozen for me, but if I had to choose I’d go with black writing against a white background. I get the vibe that were he still with us, Jobs himself would make the same choice 😊. And thank you for the Xmas gift 👍🏻
Jacob, thank you for keeping up the blog despite the “high wages” you have earned. Oh wait, I am guessing you are in the hole a bit, so all the more appreciated. I am an ex-pat living in Finland at the moment and hoping the local idiots don’t keep poking the bear, but in truth, I have zero faith in the current regime. So, I am keeping my bags packed.
As to the logo, I would opine that using the great reset in the title puts too great of limit on the scope and time frame of your blog. You take some big swings and like all home runs, they take longer to clear the stadium than a single. Sorry for the baseball analogy,
What I find on your blog is: The Truth, and nothing but!
Keep strong, you have chosen a tough path and I for one, thank you.
Best wishes for the new year.
Current logo could be fixed by increasing the space above the title (dot of “i” touching line above is tacky). Sorry, kind Australian, but the new design is no improvement. In fact, it’s quite pompous and silly.
Meanwhile, good report – thanks.
I didn’t mind the original logo, but if pressed I think the White on Black lettering is easier to read. So I would vote for the second version. Interesting to see the American flags taking part in this crazy ritual. Why ar those guys not at the front? Looks to be quite a number of them. Maybe their the ones employed behind the front lines to make sure no one retreats?
Yes, I prefer white letters on black background
Agree, bold black background as it’s intense and in your face.
To be frank, I’ve never liked that blue gazebo logo with text that looks off-centered vertically. I associated it with the logo of some old newspaper that no one but a few old people reads anymore. Like it once half-assed it and never bothered to change it since 1880.
The new logo looks modern, it has style and it left a more pleasant aftertaste. I like both of them, but giving that the site design is dominated by white color, I tend to the first option. The one that without the reversed colors.
I feel like there could be a use for the second one too. Like a head banner for Twitter or something. It’s like an insignificant variety that will still give a refreshment effect.
I find the first logo a little more eye catching.
And thanks for the report today Jacob!
“as the Ukraine’s government only ever estimated those who worked abroad on a “permanent basis” (whatever that means; ”
Yes. Friends in Warsaw had “a” Ukrainian cleaner who worked full time for their office and on the side at home for them. Except it wasn’t “a” permanent cleaner. it was 2 cleaners rotating because they could only get 3 month work visas and had to return for 3 months before the next. 1 full time job, Zero permanent employees. 2 families worth of Ukrainians (6) come 2022.
Warsaw was full of Ukrainian men back in March when I visited, they seem to have got out of the country pretty easily. London has loads of Ukrainian men – like all E Europeans and most immigrants they all shop at Lidl (cheapish German supermarket with branches across EE). I hear more Ukrainian men than women ( and I look out especially for the women).
“By my estimates, around 57,300 Ukrainian personnel are dead, permanently “invalided out” or pending such, or being held prisoner in Donetsk or “mainland” Russia. ”
I’d triple that
I agree about the tripling of that estimate: not everyone who is dead is going to get an internet searchable notification posted, especially if they are out there in a field rotting and officially MIA. If they posted 1000 notifications of deaths on line in a relatively quiet week, I’d agree that 150,000 including prisoners and crippled doesn’t seem unreasonable for the 10 months of war.
About the logo, I prefer the white on black, although I like the current one best.
150,000 is equivalent to around 80% of the entire active-duty Ukrainian army as of February 2022. That is nonsense. Get the hell out of here, you don’t have a right to use your own uninformed hunch to bullshit-guess on my site, go do that somewhere else.
No idea about the Hebrew religion or the Christian religion but
In Buddhism, the third eye refers to the Eye of Consciousness, which asks followers to see the world beyond their physical eyes. It advises people to see the world with their minds.
The Hindu’s see in Shiva’s third eye spiritual wisdom and knowledge, the God of destruction and restoration
Use the O in dreizin rep”o”’rt as ”your” third eye.
The logo, Peter Duke, The Duke Report
He”ll nail it for ya.
I prefer the black letters on the white background. The black background ‘confines’ the logo with a perimeter, whereas the white background allows the words/logo to be the main focal point, without any perimeter defining it. While I do like the original logo with the colors, no prop zone, etc., the new logo is much bolder and makes a greater statement. Part of me thought about perhaps putting that colored line that is in the original logo, in between The Dreizin Report and your new great reset hq, but in thinking about it, I think that adding any color might take away from the bold intent of the logo. So, I go with the black letters on the white background.
By the way, have a great holiday season, Jacob, and thank you for all you do. Ah, another thought…any thought about posting videos on Bitchute???
Thank you for the Christmas present! I prefer the new logo with the black background.
Please, take note that Sanchez dos Vasquez de la Guerrero Loco is spelled with an accute accent: Sánchez (son of Sancho, as in Sancho Panza). Which makes me think: would Don Quixote have joined the forces against the Russian gigant? I don‘t know. At times he seemed sensible
Logo decision, I like more the first variant, eye is better visible, it’s more cool. What are your plans for Rumble are You gonna stay, or move to Rokfin, Locals, etc.?
Dear Jacob, thank You very much for the report. I am really dissapointed from medical stuff and GOP course. Somehow I don’t see better prospects in US policy (home or abroad) for long time till new pandemic surprise. I’m doing many things which You have recommended weeks, months ago. Getting fixed what is possible at home, new things instead of old (microwave, washing machine, etc.). Some foodstuff (including supplies for pets). Only problem is medicine, situation in Czech Republic isn’t good, many medicine is missing or only for prescription…
Regarding Ukraine, I confused from Zaluzny naughty list to Uncle S.., Santa (300 tanks, 800 IFV, 500 howitzers), there is lot of equipment. But where are the most important things, jets, AA defence? Regarding the men, perhaps Ukraine is awaiting Poles, Romanians and other NATO people coming for visit of meat grinder/artillery training session? When will be Poland gets into ring, February?
What happens to the “No propaganda Zone” in red ?
I like the blue domed building with flag and columns and the rest, the best.
I’d hate to see it disappear. I find it instantly recognisable
But of the two black and white I prefer the white letters on the black background.
like the same