Reader’s Links for February 13, 2023

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  1. 6:13

    Former head spook on the thing shot down. If it was a drone over 249 grams why did the PLA not apply for a drone permit first? Don’t they care? Why assume it’s Chinese? Maybe this is what the aliens want us to think. I saw a show on Netflix last night where aliens invaded Earth and they were really mean. I think the balloons are a distraction to what is prolly an alien invasion. You know, like, ha-ha-ha-splat. Or something.

      • “It was an axle failure that led to the derailment. Workers were on strike before the crash to bargain for more safety checks and less cars per train. Biden’s admin specifically pressured them to end the strike and 1 week later the train derailed. Doesn’t mean it’s Buttigieg’s fault, but the optics look bad which is likely why it’s being covered up. The chemicals are killing livestock and chickens 100 miles away still, so it’s a massive disaster that’ll take months or years to mitigate entirely. Many farms could be lost forever, as this is one of the most carcinogenic substances known to man and it saturated the ground, the water table and the Ohio river. If it reaches the Mississippi River, numerous states will be contaminated to some extent.”

        I saw the government release this morning about the 100-mile radius. And yesterday, they added three more dangerous chemicals to the list.

        • Its going to get worse, and worse. It only ends when God destroys everything he created on earth,
          saving 1st the people that have His mark in their forehead AND hand.

          Here is a quote from the mid to late 1800’s about what is to come here on earth in these last days.

          (This reply post is so narrow on the page , its annoying to read this way. I will repost this on this page below for you EB)

    • twitter @UpwardNewsHQ

      BREAKING: Toxic chemicals from the train derailment & explosion in East Palestine have reportedly “contaminated” the Ohio River as far as West Virginia, a water source for over 5 million.

      ‘The Ohio River is one of the nation’s great natural resources. Over 30 million people, or about ten percent of the U.S. population, live in the Ohio River Basin.

      With numerous public drinking water intakes and industries, the river provides drinking water to +5,000,000 people’.

    • the epoch times –Erin Brockovich Responds to Ohio Train Fire: ‘Trust Your Eyes’ and Get ‘Out of There’

      Erin Brockovich, the consumer advocate made famous by the eponymous movie, said that she is attempting to gather information about the derailment and train fire that prompted the evacuation of the village of East Palestine, Ohio

      “I’m trying to gather information on this very serious situation in Ohio involving a train derailment with hazardous chemicals,” Brockovich wrote on Twitter over the past weekend. “What I will say is this. Trust your eyes, ears and nose and get the hell out of there if your senses are telling you too.”

      On Monday afternoon, Brockovich—who was the subject of the 2000 Academy Award-winning film “Erin Brockovich”—called on the federal government to be more transparent.

      “The Biden administration needs to get more involved in this #PalestineOhio train derailment now. We are counting on you to break the chain of administration after administration to turn a blind eye. STEP UP NOW,” she wrote.

      Earlier this month, a train with about four-dozen freight cars heading from Illinois to Pennsylvania derailed in East Palestine, sparking state officials to issue an evacuation of the area amid a “controlled release,” meaning burning, of toxic materials. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that the train was carrying hazardous materials, including the highly toxic vinyl chloride.

      So far, there have been some reports from local residents of animals dying off, including fish, chickens, and livestock. One local official confirmed there was a fish die-off in waterways around East Palestine.

      “Leslie Run comes out of East Palestine and that goes into Bull Creek, which then goes into North Fork. And we know for sure that there has been some fish kill in Leslie Run and Bull Creek, and some portions of the North Fork,” Matthew Smith, assistant regional scenic river manager for the Division of Natural Areas and Preserves, told WTDN.

      The Epoch Times has contacted the EPA, Department of Transportation, and several other federal agencies for comment. Few federal officials have made mention of the derailment and toxic fire, while Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg did not reference the incident on Monday morning.

      On Sunday, the EPA issued an update to its website, posting a document from train operator Norfolk Southern that confirmed it was carrying more chemicals. Glycol monobutyl ether, ethylhexyl acrylate, and isobutylene were also in the rail cars that were either on fire, derailed, or breached.

      “EPA was initially informed orally of the contents of derailed cars in order to develop a plan for air monitoring. Upon request, Norfolk Southern provided the attached list detailing the rail cars that may have derailed in the incident,” the update said. “This was created by Norfolk Southern and EPA cannot speak to the design or creation of this document.”

      Amid reports of animals dying off and locals saying they’ve suffered from respiratory problems in recent days, the EPA said that it is continuing to monitor the air quality around East Palestine.

      “Air monitoring since the fire went out has not detected any levels of concern in the community that can be attributed to the incident at this time. For example, there have been some exceedances of PM2.5 screening values, but those are both upwind and downwind of the derailment site so likely had another cause,” said the EPA’s update.

      A reporter with the Washington Post interviewed several East Palestine residents who were evacuated and later returned. One woman, Maura Todd, indicated that she and her family suffered from nausea and headaches, adding that she’s planning on moving to Kentucky.

      Another local man, Taylor Howzer, told WKBN that some of his animals became ill in recent days.

      “Out of nowhere, he just started coughing really hard, just shut down, and he had liquid diarrhea and just went very fast,” Holzer said. “Smoke and chemicals from the train, that’s the only thing that can cause it, because it doesn’t just happen out of nowhere,” he added. “The chemicals that we’re being told are safe in the air, that’s definitely not safe for the animals … or people.”

      And a woman in North Lima said some of her chickens have died after the burning was initiated.

      “My video camera footage shows my chickens were perfectly fine before they started this burn, and as soon as they started the burn, my chickens slowed down and they died,” Amanda Breshears of North Lima, Ohio, told local outlet ABC27.“If it can do this to chickens in one night, imagine what it’s going to do to us in 20 years.”

  2. “Head’s Up, State Dept Operative and USAID Administrator Samantha Power is in Hungry, Seeding Another Color Revolution – Deep State Ukraine 2.0” by Sundance – February 12, 2023

    USAID in Hungry
    GoldenAdvice – February 12, 2023

    • europravda – NGOs call on EU countries to join Brussels’ court case against Hungary’s anti-LGBT law

      The European Commission says the Hungarian law violates internal market rules, the fundamental rights of individuals, and EU values.


    twitter @realstewpeters

    The woman beating the elderly white lady and the woman filming are animals that do not belong in our society.

    They should be taken out back and given the Old Yeller treatment. Period.

    + 45 sec graphic video

    twitter @

  4. BREITBART – Left Wing Support Collapses After Berlin Re-Runs Election Over ‘Errors’

    Support for left-wing parties has collapsed in Berlin after elections were re-run in the city on Sunday over “errors” in the previous ballot.

    An election re-run in the German capital of Berlin has seen support for the political right surge, with the centrist Christian Democratic Union (CDU) seeing a seismic ten-point rise over the previous ballot.

    Although the city had already seen elections take place in 2021, numerous “errors” and other anomalies in the voting process eventually resulted in the ballot being struck down in court, with the vote finally being re-run on Sunday.

    According to a report by Der Spiegel, this re-run has seen the mandates for every major left-wing party in the German capital decline significantly, with the three outfits that previously ruled the city — the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Die Linke, and the Green Party — all seeing their support drop between 0.5 to 3 per cent.

    Meanwhile, both the centre-right CDU and populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) surged, with the former seeing a massive 10.2 per cent rise in its vote over the previous election that was eventually struck out in the German courts late last year.

    The other major loser on Sunday was the Free Democratic Party (FDP) which saw its support fall by 2.5 points.

    While ostensibly a Libertarian party, its close links with the country’s left has resulted in its sudden drop in support, with the party teaming up with the SPD and Greens over the last two years to implement hardcore COVID restrictions along with other left-wing policies.

    Sunday’s result could be the worst for the city’s left-wing in over two decades, with there now being a significant possibility that the SPD will be removed from power in Berlin for the first time in 22 years.

    Such a result is only made more notable by the extraordinary circumstances of the election itself, with it only being officially called late last year after Berlin’s constitutional court ruled the previous ballot in 2021 null and void.

    Marking another strong showing from the German left, the 2021 election quickly came under scrutiny in the country over a litany of so-called “errors” surrounding missing ballot papers, unreasonably long queues for voters, and polling stations being temporarily closed in some places during the day of the poll.

    It soon became clear that a complete re-run of the election in the city may be required, with the Berlin in court eventually giving a definitive ruling last November that the ballot could only be considered completely invalid, ordering another election to be run.

  5. U-Haul hits, injures 8 pedestrians in NYC; 2 critical

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man driving a U-Haul truck struck and injured several pedestrians in New York City on Monday before police were able to pin the careening vehicle against a building following a mileslong pursuit through Brooklyn.

    At least eight people were hurt at two locations, including two people who were in criticial condition, the New York City Fire Department said in an email.

    The truck sped through the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn, hitting people on a sidewalk at one point, before police stopped it more than 3 miles (5 kilometers) away near the entrance to a tunnel leading from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

    Aerial video from news helicopters showed the truck on a sidewalk, its path blocked by a police cruiser. Authorities were examining the truck to make sure it didn’t contain explosives.

    A spokesperson for New York City Mayor Eric Adams said a suspect was in custody.

    “There are no additional credible threats at this time,” Fabien Levy tweeted.

    The incident coincided with the start of the death penalty phase in the trial of Sayfullo Saipov, an Islamic extremist who killed eight people in 2017 by mowing them down with a rented truck.

    It was not clear whether the two events were related.

    Police: U-Haul driver is homeless man who may have lived in vehicle

    • twitter @PeterSweden7

      Sweden has THROWN AWAY and destroyed 8.5 million doses of the covid vaccines because nobody wants them anymore.

      This is very good news

      Swedish people are refusing to get anymore of the mRNA shots, forcing them to throw away the doses.


      Please read and share my latest Substack article where I report on this excellent news:

      The only bad news here is that this cost tax payers $144 million that the government took from people and gave to Pfizer and Moderna…


      Sweden THROWS AWAY 8.5 million doses of covid vaccines

      People don’t want this anymore.

      Finally we have some good news, this time coming out of my home country of Sweden.

      Just a few weeks after a massive conference in Stockholm where top doctors warned about the dangers of the mRNA shots, news is coming out that Sweden has thrown away almost 8.5 million doses of the covid shots.

      That means that around 1/5th of all covid vaccines Sweden bought has been destroyed. The cost to the taxpayer of buying in these shots only to be thrown away was a whopping $144 million. That is money that went straight down the drain because the state bought something that people do not want.

      And they even admit that the reason they have been forced to throw away all these doses is because people do not want them anymore. The people are sick and tired of these garbage and dangerous shots.

      It seems like people have waken up and realized that the ”conspiracy theorists” were right.

      Swedish Radio interviewed a 43 year old woman on the street to ask her about why she hadn’t taken her doses as recommended by the state.

      ”Woman: I have had covid three times and it was no problem at all without a vaccine, it is something that they have developed that I do not trust

      Reporter: Is there any information that could change your mind?

      Woman: No, no. Years. When the years come and go and I see what happens to all the vaccinated, then maybe. But not right now”

      What a smart woman. She is thinking for herself and using her brain. She doesn’t want to be the test subject of Pfizer.

      These shots aren’t traditional vaccines. They are a brand new gene therapy technology that has no long term safety data . Every single person that took the shots, they were the test subjects. We have no idea what happens to them in the next 5 or 10 years.

      Hopefully they will be fine. But unfortunately we are seeing more and more evidence about people dying suddenly and massive excess death rates that just happen to coincide with the roll out of these shots.

      We know that they can cause myocarditis and also menstrual bleeding among women among many other things.

      I have received many testimonies from readers about being affected by these shots, you can read their stories here:

      So now Sweden has been throwing away massive amounts of vaccines doses bought with tax payers money. Money that has gone right into the pockets of Pfizer and Moderna. You paid for this, and Pfizer got rich.

      Essentially it’s a form of Socialism/Fascism. The state takes your money to give to the wealthy and elite.

      We saw this during the pandemic. It was a massive wealth transfer, the richer got richer than ever meanwhile people got poorer.

      Never forget what they did.

  6. CBC – New U.S. childhood obesity guidelines recommend surgery, drugs

    As Canada prepares to release new guidelines for treating childhood obesity, some experts are criticizing the United State’s new guidelines, which recommend more aggressive treatments like medication and surgery for children as young as 12 and 13 years old.

  7. New York Times sues EU over von der Leyen’s Pfizer texts

    The messages could shed light on deals to buy billions of euros worth of COVID-19 vaccines.

    The New York Times is taking the European Commission to court over the executive institution’s failure to release text messages between its president Ursula von der Leyen and Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.

    The newspaper will face off against EU lawyers in the bloc’s highest court, arguing that the Commission faces a legal obligation to release the messages, which could contain information on the bloc’s deals to purchase billions of euros worth of COVID-19 doses.

    The case was lodged on January 25 and published on the European Court of Justice’s public register on Monday, but no detailed information is yet available online. Two people familiar with the matter confirmed the details of the case to POLITICO.

    The New York Times declined to comment on the case. A statement from the publication stated: “The Times files many freedom of information requests and maintains an active docket. We can’t comment at this time on the subject of this lawsuit.”

    The European Commission did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    The lawsuit follows a January 2022 inquiry from European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, which identified maladministration in the Commission’s attempts to originally recover the text messages, following a public access request by journalist Alexander Fanta. The Ombudsman’s investigation found that the Commission did not explicitly ask the President’s personal office to look for text messages.

    In response, the EU’s Values and Transparency Commissioner Vera Jourová claimed that the text messages may have been deleted, due to their “short-lived, ephemeral nature.”

    Germany’s Bild daily previously filed a series of lawsuits against the Commission seeking the disclosure of documents related to negotiations to buy the COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca.

    While several of its petitions were thrown out by the courts, Bild — which like POLITICO is owned by publisher Axel Springer — did obtain some documents relating to the talks, including email correspondence starting in June 2020. No information on von der Leyen’s prior contacts with Pfizer CEO Bourla came to light as a result of Bild’s litigation, however.

  8. toronto sun – LILLEY: Docs show Trudeau government in panic mode over $6,000-per-night hotel room story

    You shouldn’t expect to see any $6,000-per-night hotel rooms showing up on expense forms for the coronation of King Charles.

    Internal government documents show that bureaucrats at Global Affairs became very nervous after the Sun reported on out-of-control expenses for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.

    Documents obtained through the access to information system show bureaucrats scrambling to justify the expense for the funeral while also admitting they needed to change their ways for the coronation.

    You could say, the Sun gets action.

    Last October, we broke the news that someone in the Canadian delegation stayed in an opulent room with the rain for a shower and butler service. The River Suite at the Corinthia Hotel in London billed out at 4,800 pounds per night.

    Documents from Global Affairs showed a much more generous exchange rate, putting the cost in Canadian dollars at $6,000 per night when, in fact, the real cost was more than $7,000 per night. The big question, though, was who stayed in the room, something the department, and the prime minister’s office, refused to answer.

    Rideau Hall confirmed that Governor General Mary Simon was not the occupant, but that was as close as anyone got to an answer. Trudeau refused to answer the question when it was put to him in the House of Commons, while his office denied media questions on the matter via email.

    In the days after the story broke, officials at Global Affairs drafted several different responses to try to justify the expense, including that they followed all the rules.

    “The Government of Canada’s travel is subject to the National Joint Council Directives. This information is routinely released in the Public Accounts documents,” read one draft response.

    That draft was in response to questions about who stayed in the $6,000-per-night room, something no one in the government wanted to talk aboout. In the end, the document shows that the political staff in minister Melanie Joly’s office ordered the bureaucrats not to answer the questions.

    “For everyone’s awareness, oMINA has asked that we close without a response,” Jason Kung, a spokesperson at Global Affairs said in an email to colleagues. The term “oMINA” is a reference to the minister’s office.

    What the documents also show is a decision to change hotels and the way rooms are booked for the coronation this May.

    “I assume you’ve seen the recent Toronto Sun article on the hotel costing,” wrote Davon Singh, Director of the Executive Office & Head of Visits at Canada’s High Commission in London.

    “We knew it was going to come out but given that it’s out and that we know the coronation will be more, should we look into reduced numbers or stick with the amount you’ve currently sent us.”

    Singh was putting the question to Frederic Huot-Bolduc, who works as a visits coordinator for Global Affairs Canada.

    “I think we should keep our current numbers for the PM delegation,” Huot-Bolduc responded while asking for greater clarity on how long the ceremonies would be.

    In a separate email, Huot-Bolduc wrote that based on lessons learned from the funeral, the prime minister and governor general should be treated as different groups and stay at different hotels.

    Maybe the folks that organize these trips should start trying to figure out how to be respectful of taxpayer dollars. The hotel the Canadian delegation stayed at was one of the most expensive in all of London at the time of the Queen’s funeral.

    There were other five-star hotels available during that event that cost much less. Let’s hope they look at other options for the coronation.

    While no one expects the prime minister to stay at the Motel 6 out by the airport, there’s no need for him to be booking a room with butler service at a cost of thousands of dollars per night.

  9. Citizen Free Press Link:

    United dive after Maui departure adds to list of industry close calls
    by Jon Ostrower – February 12, 2023

    The Liberty Daily Link:

    As Ohio Train Derailment Disaster Continues, Two More Trains Derail Across the Country – Coincidence or Systemic Oversight?
    by Sterling Mosley – February 13, 2023

  10. DEVELOPING: Emergency Officials Responding to Two More Train Derailments – One in South Carolina, Another in Texas (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 13, 2023 at 4:40pm

    Emergency responders on Monday responded to two more train derailments.

    At least one person is dead after a crash caused a train derailment at US 59 in Montgomery, Texas.

    According to deputies, a truck collided with the train, causing it to derail, ABC 13 Houston reported.


    On Monday afternoon there was another train derailment in Enoree, South Carolina.

  11. BELARUS: A lot of stuff is about to happen, I think.
    A growing number of countries are telling their citizens to leave a.s.a.p. via commercial flights, of which Brazil, Canada, USA…

    Sorry, but I’m too lazy at the moment to post the links.

  12. Pete Buttigieg Doesn’t Mention Ohio Derailment at Conference, But Finds Time to Say There Are Too Many White People Who Work in Construction (VIDEO)
    By Cristina Laila
    Published February 13, 2023 at 3:55pm

    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday morning delivered remarks at the National Association of Counties Conference.

    Buttigieg laughed about all his failures on the job.


    We’ve faced issues from container shipping to airline cancellations. Now we got balloons,” Buttigieg said laughing.

    Buttigieg didn’t mention the Ohio train derailment during his remarks.

  13. WATCH LIVE: Arizona Senate Elections Committee To Hear “Elections Mechanics Part 3” Investigation Into Voting Machine Hacking With Clint Curtis, Vote On Bill To BAN Non-American, Hackable Voting Machines
    By Jordan Conradson
    Published February 13, 2023 at 3:03pm

    The Arizona Senate Elections Committee will hold another presentation on voting machines used in the stolen 2022 elections featuring bombshell testimony by Clinton Eugene Curtis on how voting machine technology is used to rig elections.

    Today’s 2 pm presentation is titled “Elections Mechanics, Part 3 — Clint Curtis.” The Elections Committee agenda can be found here.

    The Gateway Pundit previously reported on Elections Mechanics Part 1 and Part 2, where We The People AZ Alliance presented shocking findings, including Election Day tabulators reportedly rejecting nearly 1/4 million vote attempts on election day and nearly 300,000 mismatched or fraudulent mail-in ballot signatures in Maricopa County’s 2022 Election. Additionally, they revealed that an estimated 8,327+ voters did not cast ballots due to tabulator failures and long lines caused by intentional sabotage of Republican voters in Maricopa County.

    View the full PowerPoint presentations here.

    Curtis is a computer programming expert who testified in Congress under oath in 2004 that tabulators can be secretly programmed to change votes and that he designed software to “flip the vote 51-49” at the request of former Florida Speaker of the House Tom Feeny.

  14. BREAKING: US Government Issues Travel Advisory – Warns All US Citizens to Leave Russia Immediately
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 13, 2023 at 9:14am

    The US Department of State issued a top-level travel advisory for Americans in Russia. The Biden regime warned all US citizens to leave the country immediately.

    The White House warned of the potential for harassment and the singling out of U.S. citizens for detention by Russian government security officials. Just like the Biden administration does to January 6 Trump supporters

    The warning marks the highest level, Level 4, of alerts issued by the State Department, according to Reuters.

    “Do not travel to Russia due to the unpredictable consequences of the unprovoked full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russian military forces, the potential for harassment and the singling out of U.S. citizens for detention by Russian government security officials, the arbitrary enforcement of local law, limited flights into and out of Russia, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, and the possibility of terrorism. U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Russia should depart immediately. Exercise increased caution due to the risk of wrongful detentions,” U.S. Embassy said in the release.


  15. EXCLUSIVE: New Mexico’s Corrupt SOS, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Is Tied to Twitter’s Illegal Speech Suppression Scheme that Violates First Amendment Rights of New Mexicans
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 13, 2023 at 8:30am

    New Mexico’s corrupt SOS, Maggie Toulouse Oliver, is tied to Twitter’s illegal speech suppression scheme, which violated the First Amendment rights of New Mexicans.

    Guest post by the Editor of Estancia News


    The corruption of Maggie Toulouse Oliver and other New Mexico election officials continues to be exposed – this time by the U.S. Congress. The U.S. House of Representatives Oversight Committee is investigating criminal censorship in hearings titled “Protecting Speech from Government Interference and Social Media Bias, Part 1: Twitter’s Role in Suppressing the Biden Laptop Story.”

    In a passionate examination of the former global head of “trust and safety” at Twitter, Yoel Roth, Representative Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) cornered Roth with a series of questions regarding a private messaging platform called “Jira.” Jira appears to have been set up to facilitate the suppression of facts and censorship of Americans surrounding the 2020 presidential election.


  16. Next on Dems’ hit list: The suburbs
    If you’ve worked hard to afford a suburban home, you’re under attack
    Betsy McCaughey By Betsy McCaughey | Creators

    If you’ve worked hard to afford a suburban house with a patch of lawn where your kids can play, you’re under attack

    The Biden administration and Democrats in New York, Connecticut and other states are fighting local zoning laws in order to build high-rise apartment buildings with “affordable” units in tree-lined, single-family neighborhoods. All in the name of equity, meaning everyone can live in a tranquil suburb, whether they’ve earned the money to pay for it or not.

    The Biden administration announced Jan. 19 that it will require all towns across the U.S. to submit “Equity Plans” showing how they will make it possible for low-income people to live there by providing affordable housing, transportation and other resources

  17. Philippines Coast Guard Accuses China of Blinding Crew With ‘Military-Grade’ Laser
    Chad de Guzman – 12h ago


    The Philippines has accused China of “a blatant disregard” and “clear violation” of sovereignty, alleging that a Chinese coast guard ship last week directed a “military-grade laser light” at a Philippine Coast Guard ship in the hotly contested South China Sea, temporarily blinding the Filipino crew onboard.

  18. (Richard: This answered a lot of questions, the Red Chinese are building large metal balloons. The pilots not expecting metal balloons don’t see what is holding the object in the air.)

    The Pentagon released a few details about the object shot down over the Yukon over the weekend.

    “I ordered the take down of an unidentified object that violated Canadian airspace. NORAD Command shot down the object over the Yukon. Canadian and U.S. aircraft were scrambled, and a U.S. F-22 successfully fired at the object.” Canadian President Justin Trudeau said on Saturday.

    • After thinking about this report there are several possible problems.

      1 The larger the metal structure the more helium required to get if off the ground. There are ways around this problem but…

      2 The larger the metal structure the more powerful the engines required for propulsion. If they are electric motors the larger the solar cell wings needed and the larger the battery for travel at night.

      3 The metal structure wouldn’t provide enough protection to the lifting power to pay for the higher expense in building material.

  19. Will the Nord Stream Pipeline Blasts ever be Investigated?

    – Nord Stream Pipeline – why was it blown up to begin with?

    – 2019 RAND report “Extending Russia ”

    on page 90

    “A first step would involve stopping Nord Stream 2”

    Stopping Nord Stream 2 would not only weaken the Russian economy, the report explains, but — as an added bonus — benefit the US client of Ukraine. If operational, Nord Stream 2 would ship Russian gas directly to Germany, rather than passing through Ukraine as is currently the case. This loss of Ukraine as a passthrough would mean “reducing transit fees” to Kiev to the tune of up “to $2 billion per year,” RAND notes.

  20. China goes down to the sea: Putting the “hybrid” in warfare (Bonus update: Biden’s excellent balloon* adventure)
    Interesting times

    Foreword: In the interim before sending this to post, the Chinese surveillance balloon* swam into America’s ken. (Since then, more unidentified airborne objects have been shot down in the last 48-odd hours.) As an example of the intrusive level at which the Chinese Communist Party is prepared to admit itself to other nations, including the United States, the balloon could hardly have been more timely or useful. The separate phenomenon recounted in this article has been pooh-poohed by some Western observers as a stretch, too exotic, or – somehow – “evidently” not close enough to

  21. Hey EB:

    Its going to get worse, and worse. It only ends when God destroys everything he created on earth,
    saving 1st the people that have His mark in their forehead AND hand.

    Here is a quote from the mid to late 1800’s about what is to come here on earth in these last days.

    Here are many quotes from late 1800’s and very early 1900:

    (Wars and Disasters

    The tempest is coming and we must get ready for its fury by having repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. The Lord will arise to shake terribly the earth. We shall see troubles on all sides. Thousands of ships will be hurled into the depths of the sea. Navies will go down, and human lives will be sacrificed by millions. Fires will break out unexpectedly and no human effort will be able to quench them. The palaces of earth will be swept away in the fury of the flames. Disasters by rail will become more and more frequent. Confusion, collision, and death without a moment’s warning will occur on the great lines of travel. The end is near, probation is closing. Oh, let us seek God while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near!—Messages to Young People, 89, 90 (1890).

    In the last scenes of this earth’s history war will rage. There will be pestilence, plague and famine. The waters of the deep will overflow their boundaries. Property and life will be destroyed by fire and flood. We should be preparing for the mansions that Christ has gone to prepare for them that love Him.—Maranatha, 174 (1897).

    “An enemy has done this.” Matthew 13:28
    Satan delights in war, for it excites the worst passions of the soul and then sweeps into eternity its victims steeped in vice and blood. It is his object to incite the nations to war against one another, for he can thus divert the minds of the people from the work of preparation to stand in the day of God.

    Satan works through the elements also to garner his harvest of unprepared souls. He has studied the secrets of the laboratories of nature, and he uses all his power to control the elements as far as God allows. When he was suffered to afflict Job, how quickly flocks and herds, servants, houses, children, were swept away, one trouble succeeding another as in a moment. It is God that shields His creatures and hedges them in from the power of the destroyer. But the Christian world have shown contempt for the law of Jehovah; and the Lord will do just what He has declared that He would-He will withdraw His blessings from the earth and remove His protecting care from those who are rebelling against His law and teaching and forcing others to do the same. Satan has control of all whom God does not especially guard. He will favor and prosper some in order to further his own designs, and he will bring trouble upon others and lead men to believe that it is God who is afflicting them.

    While appearing to the children of men as a great physician who can heal all their maladies, he will bring disease and disaster, until populous cities are reduced to ruin and desolation. Even now he is at work. In accidents and calamities by sea and by land, in great conflagrations, in fierce tornadoes and terrific hailstorms, in tempests, floods, cyclones, tidal waves, and earthquakes, in every place and in a thousand forms, Satan is exercising his power. He sweeps away the ripening harvest, and famine and distress follow. He imparts to the air a deadly taint, and thousands perish by the pestilence. These visitations are to become more and more frequent and disastrous. Destruction will be upon both man and beast. “The earth mourneth and fadeth away,” “the haughty people . . . do languish. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.” Isaiah 24:4, 5.—The Great Controversy, pp. 589, 590.

    “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever.” Genesis 6:3

    We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society, the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude.

    The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones.—Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p. 11.

    The time is at hand when there will be sorrow in the world that no human balm can heal. The Spirit of God is being withdrawn. Disasters by sea and by land follow one another in quick succession. How frequently we hear of earthquakes and tornadoes, of destruction by fire and flood, with great loss of life and property! Apparently these calamities are capricious outbreaks of disorganized, unregulated forces of nature, wholly beyond the control of man; but in them all, God’s purpose may be read. They are among the agencies by which He seeks to arouse men and women to a sense of their danger.—Prophets and Kings, p. 277. )

  22. The Biden Administration’s Balloon Theater
    By Larry Johnson
    Published February 13, 2023 at 7:20pm

    What the hell is going on? We have lived for years with only rare sightings of UFOs and now they are seemingly everywhere. And no, Stephen Speilberg is not making a sequel to ET. Initially, I considered at least three possible explanations:

    First, we really are seeing an uptick in balloons and other unidentified things unintentionally flying into our air space from other countries.

    Second, we are now deciding to announce and shoot down things that we previously ignored and allowed to pass unmolested.

    Third, those crafty Chinese are doing an aerial Surveillance Detection Route to see how we react and collect intel on the various units that respond in

    (Richard: The problem I have with this attitude is Intel about our defense systems are a National Security Threat. Johnson is a former CIA anslysist and ought to know this. This article means we must take even more verification to accept him analysis.)

  23. MOVING ONWARD – The State of New California Sends Delegates to Washington D.C.
    By Joe Hoft
    Published February 13, 2023 at 8:35pm

    The state of New California is moving forward. Today they sent two delegates to Washington D.C. to represent the 51st state.

    It’s another historic day for the state of New Californina.

    The State of New California is gearing up for statehood.

    This idea seemed strange until it was mentioned that it is following precedent. The state of West Virginia was formed during the Civil War when citizens of the new state didn’t agree with the unconstitutional actions of the state of Virginia which seceded and formed a new country.

  24. Now that my headache has temporally eased (it is a weather headache, a lot of people get them as the age.) My brain is once again functioning. We have 4 foreign balloons illegally penetrate our airspace. Followed by three train derailments on one day.

    I find the two groups of actions coming too close together. I don’t like coincidences, especially when they are potentially actions by our enemies.

    Did China (or some other enemy) coordinate their actions with an internal group like ANTIFA? Or were the derailments done by some enemy groups on our Southern border?

    Is there some connection between these incidents and the massive increase in Chinese being caught trying to enter the US from Mexico?

  25. UPDATE: MSU Mass Shooter a Black Male – 3 Killed and 5 Injured – Suspect Shot Himself in Head, Not Breathing
    By Jim Hoft
    Published February 13, 2023 at 11:12pm

    A mass shooting took place at Michigan State University with unconfirmed reports stating more than one shooter may be involved and at least six wounded

    (Richard: The shooter is dead from a self inflicted gun shot. This fits the profile for an ANTIFA shooting.)

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