Maajid Nawaz on digital currencies

My problem with alarmists like Maajid Nawaz is that they seem so reasonable and lucid in comparison to those who are droning on about, say, global warming and COVID scare awareness.  Where is the real and present danger?  In repressive state interventions, not 1.5C of warming a century.

 

 

One Canadian to be Proud Of

 

These days, there’s not much to brag about in Canada, except for those wonderful truckers. There are others, and Eva Bartlett is a young Canadian journalist reporting from the front lines, not writing hack drivel from a Toronto office.

 

She has worked in Syria and most recently, for many years, in the Donbas in Eastern Ukraine, covering the war conducted by the Kiev regime against the ethnic Russians of eastern and southern Ukraine for the past eight years.

 

Naturally, she is on the list of “enemies of Ukraine” compiled by the Zelensky regime, many of whom have already met untimely ends at the hands of the SBU, the security service of the “democratic Ukraine”.

 

You can find her on Youtube (not censored yet) and on Odysee and Rumble. I give you one example here; there are many more…[here]

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The Power of Absurd People in the COVID Fiasco

 

For those of you interested in computer software and programming, don’t miss this outstanding assessment in the Daily Sceptic of the total catastrophe that were the shenanigans of the disgraced and utterly ridiculous Professor Neil Ferguson of Imperial College. (Full disclosure: it pains to say this as an alumnus of Imperial College.)

The article is an icon of clear thinking and meticulous writing. In my work experience, all the problems of software development are correctly described, and in an amusing fashion. Your reading effort will be well rewarded.

 

Also interesting is how somebody with such an appalling track record as Ferguson would ever be taken seriously by anyone with the least familiarity with computing. But, as we know, political leaders like Johnson in the UK have such an abysmal understanding of anything remotely technical, mathematical or scientific, that they look on computer models as a revelation from Heaven.

 

Saints preserve us from these charlatans and their political dupes.

 

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The New Evil Empire: America




Ever since the collapse of communism and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, all attempts at creating a new security structure in Europe have been rebuffed by the American Empire.

During the Cold War, when glasnost and perestroika were starting to change the Soviet Union, Reagan and Gorbachev made significant progress in reducing East-West tensions through the signing of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in 1987 which removed medium range nuclear missiles from Europe.

In 1989, revolutions swept through Eastern Europe toppling the Communist regimes from Poland to Romania in the space of six months. The Warsaw Pact dissolved and, in 1991, the Soviet Union itself.

When Germany was re-unified, the Americans, through Secretary of State, James Baker, assured the Russians that NATO “would not move one inch further eastward.” Those were heady days. They did not last.

Since then, NATO has expanded eastward absorbing nations right up to the Russian border. In 2007, Putin made an important speech to the Munich Conference [here]  in which he outlined the strategic threats facing Russia from NATO (and, of course, America, NATO’s real master) and why that cannot continue. It will be a strategic disaster. Senior American diplomats from George Kennan through James Baker, Jack Matlock (last US Ambassador to the Soviet Union), Henry Kissinger and many others have all without exception echoed these warnings. In fact, at the Bucharest conference in 2008, NATO said that Ukraine and Georgia would be candidates for membership in NATO.

But the neocon cabal that runs American foreign policy has heeded no warnings. The 2014 CIA/State Department coup d’etat orchestrated by the Nuland/Kagan/Kotkin think tanks installed a puppet regime in Kiev to act as a further antagonism to Russia.

And it is America that has been doing everything possible to make tensions between the US and Russia worse. It was the US that withdrew from the ABM Treaty, not Russia; it was the US that withdrew from the INF Treaty, not Russia; and it was the US that withdrew from the Open Skies Treaty, not Russia. All of these destabilizing actions were instigated and supported by the usual neocon warmongers Nuland, Kagan and their ilk.

After this coup, the Maidan revolution, the Lugansk and Donetsk oblasts sought separation after repeated assaults on the ethnic Russians living in eastern Ukraine intensified. In the ensuing eight years, the Kiev regime has been taken over by the neo-Nazi Bandera types and corrupt oligarchs; Zelensky himself (a washed-up TV comedian, a similar resume to Trudeau) was entirely created by the Jewish-Cypriot oligarch Kholomoisky.

Since 2014, this thug regime has been waging real warfare on the Russians in eastern Ukraine: constant shelling of civilians killed over 14,000 and no doubt seriously wounded ten times as many. All this in violation of the Minsk Agreements signed in 2015 between the Kiev regime and the Donbas oblasts giving autonomy to those regions. Russian TV stations were shut down, journalists “disappeared”, Russian culture suppressed, and in the last few years, the Kiev regime stopped paying pensions and benefits to citizens in these areas. Here, the Russian Federation took up these payments.

At the end of last year, the Zelenskyy regime indicated it was going to withdraw from the Budapest Accords of 1994, whereby Ukraine gave up its nuclear weapons, and to invite NATO membership. It has bioweapons research laboratories financed and built by the US, all in contravention of Bioweapons Convention. Nuland admitted to this during a Senate Committee Hearing, no doubt to the shock of the Deep State operatives. It will be very interesting to see what information comes out now that the Russians have captured some of these sites.

By the end of last year, the Kiev regime had built up forces of nearly 100,000 men in eastern Ukraine set to attack the Donbas and retake Crimea by force.

The Russians beat them to the punch.

NATO is no longer a defensive organization; it is the military arm of the voracious American Empire. This Empire seeks to turn all independent nations into its vassals and debt slaves, or, if not, harass them with “sanctions” (aka economic warfare), overthrow their governments with “color” revolutions, or, as in the cases of Libya, Syria, Serbia, Afghanistan, simply bomb them into submission.

The massive censorship in the West of relevant information coming out of the war cannot stop the truth. There are many sources and sites on the Internet giving excellent commentary and updates; the mainstream Fake News media just babble endlessly on with Deep State propaganda.


Ukraine, ante, is toast. Russia will take the Russian regions in the east and south; the Poles maybe will take a bite out of western Ukraine (L’vov and Galicia); the region around Kiev could become an EU satrapy.

Meanwhile the sanctions war on Russia is taking its toll—on the EU. Let’s see how long they can do without gas, oil, wheat, metals, fertilizers, you know, all the real commodities that make an actual economy work. Perhaps the EU can keep its economy working on Facebook drivel and Twitter babble?

Here are some sites for your interest…


https://thedreizinreport.com/
https://www.moonofalabama.org/
https://www.youtube.com/c/TheDuran
https://www.youtube.com/c/AlexChristoforou
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfUzUq5L9NFv2GMVGbEBgkg
https://www.youtube.com/c/FilinGood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYEBu6JeIm4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYEBu6JeIm4


…And many more…


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Charitable giving, Canada

The figures on charitable giving are out and, as you might expect, Quebecois show themselves to be the most tight fisted among us. I explain it on the basis that this was a society where volunteerism was not welcomed: the Church or the State did it for you. But when I hear about Quebec’s social solidarity, I snort in derision. Quebec is the least sociable; the most atomized, of Canada’s provinces. Charitable giving is the basis of collective but private action. Low chartable giving lead to low levels of private action. Hence the state steps in, and prevents the development of the habits of private giving for collective action. Read Francis Fukuyama’s Trust for further details of how this works out.

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/daily-quotidien/190208/t001c-eng.htm

 

Charitable donations — Canada, provinces and territories

 

Dons de charité — Canada, provinces et territoires
2017 – Donors 2016 to 2017 – Donors 2017 – All Filers 2017 – Charitable donations 2016 to 2017 – Charitable donations 2017 – Median donations
number change in % % thousands of dollars change in % dollars
Canada 5,348,220 -0.9 20.0 9,576,975 7.7 300
Newfoundland and Labrador 73,920 -4.0 17.9 80,970 -1.0 370
Prince Edward Island 24,230 -1.6 21.3 33,685 5.2 440
New Scotland 133 130 -2.2 18.5 198,510 9.1 360
New Brunswick 106,070 -3.6 17.9 150,435 -1.0 340
Quebec 1,219,000 1.0 19.0 900 630 1.7 130
Ontario 2,122,600 -0.6 20.9 4,099,990 5.5 390
Manitoba 219,540 -1.1 23.2 462,295 8.2 450
Saskatchewan 166,980 -3.5 20.6 309 275 -0.5 440
alberta 585 490 -4.4 19.8 1,566,425 9.1 480
British Columbia 687 620 -0.2 19.0 1,758,465 18.9 460
yukon 4,500 -2.4 16.5 7,015 6.0 450
Northwest Territories 3,690 -3.9 12.4 6,205 0.0 400
Nunavut 1,450 -0.7 7.0 3,075 13.5 560
Source(s):
Table 11-10-0130-01 .

 

Sign of hope

Chantal Hebert notices the obvious: we do not wish to impoverish ourselves by making energy too expensive at the price

“According to a Nanos poll released this week, the Conservative party has built a lead in voting intentions on Trudeau’s Liberals. With a federal election possibly as many as three years away, those numbers do not portend much of anything, but they do suggest the rhetoric on offer on the leadership campaign trail is finding a receptive audience.

“If leading political actors in Ontario, Quebec and on the Conservative leadership front are willing to bet their futures on damping or shrugging off Canada’s environmental ambitions, it is because they are convinced that on climate change, voters — or at least more than enough of them for their purpose — are not ready to put their money where their mouths are. And chances are they are right.

Russia/Ukraine News and Discussion

Get uncensored news on the alt sites on the Web.  Everything coming out of Kiev is written in Washington. Also, check out Jerm Warfare on Telegram—Twitter is overtly censored now unless the “narrative” line is expressly followed (on their own admission!) 

 

The Duran with Alex Christoforou and Alexander Mercouris (You Tube and Rumble)

https://rumble.com/search/video?q=the%20duran&sort=date

Gonzalo Lira–on the ground in Kharkov….

 

And Patrick Lancaster, on the ground in Mariupol….

 

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