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Bolsonaro shows huge early lead, but sees it disappear as statistically impossible one-way vote dumps put Lula ahead

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Brazil's election is going into a second round in which left-winger Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (L) will face far-right incumbent Jair Bolsonaro (R).
CDMedia Contributor Matthew Tyrmand gives a 'play by play' on Gettr for today's election in Brazil. Tyrmand believes what happened late in the day is impossible and election fraud is taking place via the voting machines.

See the progression of his reports below:
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© Matthew Tyrmand/Twitter

Comment: Smartmatic, who utilizes voting technology which Dominion Inc. of 2020 election fraud fame shared with them, has deeply sketchy roots, including ties to George Soros. From other elections Smartmatic was involved in:


Eye 2

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline sabotage - a possible scenario

Elements of the Nord Stream 2 sabotoge operation

Possible elements of the Nord Stream 2 sabotoge operation
As I sit here with my head on a swivel after the initial SITREP broadcast discussing the findings around this issue, I am thankful that the sea of "Monkey Nation" supporters run deep around the world and that we have so many "trackers" with the ability to do what I do that I know should something happen to me, there are tens of thousands that can continue on with this effort. As it is said, "give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for life." I have indeed taught so many enthusiasts around the world how to watch the skies over the past 2 years from YouTube that they could never stop the effort. Thank God for that. Plus, the tools to track just keep getting better and easier - e.g. SkyGlass.

Okay, let's dig into what we know about the subject. First and foremost, everything I have shown and discovered is open source - meaning it is available to anyone around the world. I just happen to know where to look and have the tools that give me the opportunity to find the data.

Comment: Pepe Escobar weighs in:




Recycle

Brazil election result 'surprises' globalist media, but is foul play afoot against Bolsonaro?

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Former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (known as "Lula") may have come out ahead with 48.4 percent of the vote in the first round of Brazil's presidential election on Sunday, but the winner of the night might still be incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. With 43.2 percent of the ballot, the far-right leader comfortably beat pre-election polls and is now on course to face off with his leftist rival in a nail-biting run-off that few observers saw coming.

In the final run-up to the election, and after two months of tense campaigning in a deeply polarized Brazil, Lula's supporters were swept up with enthusiasm after poll after poll predicted he would easily win the presidency. Their confidence grew even further after a last-minute survey - published on the eve of the vote - indicated that the former president could win the first-round vote outright.


Comment: Hmmm... Reminds us of this:
clinton 90% poll 2016
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But when the polls closed at 5pm local time, and the Brazilian left gathered en masse to watch a ballot count they were confident would sway sharply in Lula's favour, a tense wait began.

For three long hours, the Superior Electoral Court's website showed Bolsonaro in the lead. It was not until 8pm, and after 70 percent of the ballots had been counted, that Lula began to overtake him.


Comment: Hmmm... Reminds us of this:
wisconsin election fraud

At around 10pm, the ballots issued a clear verdict: The two candidates would meet in an October 30 run-off - and the race is expected to be as tight as it is unpredictable.


Comment: Expected, by who?? Brazilian corporatist media polls for Brazilian Senate and House results were off by up to 40%, so why do they 'expect' it to be 'tight' between Lula and Bolsonaro? They SHOULD be expecting a landslide victory for Bolsonaro, based on his party's Senate/House/gubernatorial landslide victories. But they're not. Hmmm, this also reminds us of the 'enigma' of how the GOP increased its vote share in all races in the 2020 elections, except - allegedly - the presidential one.


Comment: Yeah, BOLSONARO has to wear one because they tried to assassinate during in the last election!!!

With all due respect to Lula, who served Brazil's national interests reasonably well in the early 2000s, he's got globalist interests in his camp this time around.

This website was tracking the vote counts on the night, and was shocked by the massive late 'vote dumps' that ALL went Lula's way.


Windsock

Hurricane Ian knocks out power to 2 million on destructive path across Florida - at least 101 dead (UPDATED)

A flooded street in Fort Myers, Florida
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A flooded street in Fort Myers, Florida
Ian was expected to dump 12 to 18 inches of rain on much of central and northeast Florida, with some locations being hit with as much as 2 feet of rain.

Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida's Gulf Coast on Wednesday, lashing the region with torrential rain and winds of 150 mph and knocking out power to more than 2 million homes and businesses.

The "catastrophic" system, one of the most powerful hurricanes to strike the U.S. in decades, came ashore near Cayo Costa, just west of Fort Myers, around 3 p.m. after strengthening to a powerful Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said.

Hours after landfall, top sustained winds had dropped to 105 mph, making it a Category 2 hurricane. Still, storm surges as high as 6 feet were expected on the opposite side of the state, in northeast Florida.

"Our streets are pretty much underwater," said Mike McNees, the city manager on Marco Island. "The streets, at this point, are indistinguishable from the canals."


Comment: Update September 30

CNN reports:
Hurricane Ian starts lashing South Carolina after leaving at least 21 reported dead and millions without power across Florida

Damaged homes and debris are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, FL.
© Wilfredo Lee/AP
Damaged homes and debris are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, FL.
As much of Florida takes stock Friday of apocalyptic damage - with searchers still checking for people in need and millions without power - deadly Hurricane Ian has begun lashing South Carolina, where an expected afternoon landfall threatens more lethal flooding and enough force to alter the coastal landscape.

With at least 21 deaths reported in Florida, Ian restrengthened to a Category 1 storm in the Atlantic and was barreling toward South Carolina with sustained core winds of 85 mph as of 8 a.m. ET Friday. Its center was due to move onto land between Charleston and Myrtle Beach, forecasters said, with winds up to 73 mph already hitting much of the Carolinas' coast and life-threatening storm surge and hurricane conditions expected within hours.

"This is a dangerous storm that will bring high winds and a lot of water," South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster tweeted. "Be smart, make good decisions, check on your loved ones, and stay safe."

Meanwhile, Florida confronts the dizzying destruction Ian wrought through much of the peninsula Wednesday and Thursday after it smashed into the southwest coast as a Category 4 storm and plowed through central and northeastern areas. Homes on the coast were washed out to sea, buildings were smashed throughout the state, and floodwater ruined homes and businesses and trapped residents, even inland in places like the Orlando area.

Hundreds of rescues have taken place by land, air and sea, with residents stuck in homes or stranded on rooftops, and searchers have made many wellness checks, especially in the Fort Myers and Naples areas, where feet of storm surge inundated streets and homes.


And now, the storm's aftermath poses new, deadly dangers of its own. Some standing water is electrified, officials warned, while maneuvering through debris-strewn buildings and streets - many without working traffic signals - risks injury. Lack of air conditioning can lead to heat illness, and improper generator use can cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

In North Port between Fort Myers and Sarasota, Rosanna Walker stood Thursday in the flood-damaged home where she rode out the storm. Part of her drywall ceiling was hanging down.

"And all of a sudden, the water was coming in through the doors - the top, the bottom, the windows over here," she told CNN's John Berman. "It's all in my closets; I've got to empty out my closets."

"Everything got ruined."
Update October 1

MSNBC reports:
At least 77 killed by Hurricane Ian

Authorities say the death toll from Hurricane Ian has risen to 77 people and that number is expected to grow as rescue crews make their way through the damage. NBC News' Liz McLaughlin has the latest on the recovery effort from Florida.


Update October 3

CNN reports:
Death toll from Hurricane Ian surpasses 100 as the search for survivors continues in Florida

The number of people killed in Florida by Hurricane Ian rose to at least 101 on Monday, days after the storm made landfall at Category 4 strength, decimating coastal towns and leaving rescue crews searching for survivors while communities face the daunting task of rebuilding.

At least 54 people died in Lee County alone, Sheriff Carmine Marceno said Monday - up from the county's previously announced death toll of 42 - and officials there are facing questions about whether evacuation orders should have been issued earlier. Twenty-four deaths were recorded in Charlotte County - up from 12.

Hurricane Ian also contributed to the deaths of eight people in Collier County, five in Volusia County, three in Sarasota County, two in Manatee County and one each in Lake, Hardee, Hendry, Hillsborough and Polk counties, officials said. Four other people died in storm-related incidents as Ian churned into North Carolina.

More than 1,600 people have been rescued from Hurricane Ian's path in parts of southwest and central Florida since last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis' office said Sunday.

Now, as blue skies return, Floridians who took shelter while the hurricane raged have emerged - many of them still without power or clean drinking water - to find their communities unrecognizable.

More than 491,000 homes, businesses and other customers in Florida still did not have power as of Monday night, according to PowerOutage.us. In Fort Myers Beach, where search crews are going through the rubble one house at a time, power may not be restored for 30 days due its electrical infrastructure being destroyed, Lee County Manager Roger Desjarlais said.

The National Guard will be flying power crews to Sanibel and Pine islands to assess the damage and start working on restoring power, DeSantis said.

Many residents are without clean tap water, with well over 100 boil-water advisories in places around the state, according to Florida Health Department data.



Radar

Reagan Approved Plan to Sabotage Soviets Gas Pipeline In 1982

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In January 1982, President Ronald Reagan approved a CIA plan to sabotage the economy of the Soviet Union through covert transfers of technology that contained hidden malfunctions, including software that later triggered a huge explosion in a Siberian natural gas pipeline, according to a new memoir by a Reagan White House official.

Thomas C. Reed, a former Air Force secretary who was serving in the National Security Council at the time, describes the episode in "At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War," to be published next month by Ballantine Books. Reed writes that the pipeline explosion was just one example of "cold-eyed economic warfare" against the Soviet Union that the CIA carried out under Director William J. Casey during the final years of the Cold War.

At the time, the United States was attempting to block Western Europe from importing Soviet natural gas. There were also signs that the Soviets were trying to steal a wide variety of Western technology. Then, a KGB insider revealed the specific shopping list and the CIA slipped the flawed software to the Soviets in a way they would not detect it.

Comment: The above obviously speaks to the lengths that certain elements in Washington (during the Cold War - and now) would be willing to go to in order to achieve its political and economic ends in Russia.


2 + 2 = 4

Anti-Globalism Is Going Mainstream - Which Means Engineered Disaster Is About To Strike

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I have noted in the past that criminals tend to brag about their criminality when they believe there's nothing anyone can do about it. Frankly, in their narcissism many of them can't help but revel in the moment and let everyone know how "superior" they are to the rest of us. We witnessed many moments like this from elitists within globalists institutions the past couple of years at the height of the pandemic pandemonium.

There were people like the globalist academics at MIT proclaiming that we were "never going back to normal" and that we were going to have to accept the loss of many of our freedoms for the rest of our lives in order to combat the spread of covid. There were people like Klaus Schwab declaring the beginning of the "Great Reset" and the launch of what the Davos crowd calls the "4th Industrial Revolution." There have also been MANY political leaders like Joe Biden that strut around on the media stage accusing ideological opponents (conservatives mostly) of being "enemies of democracy."

If their vision of "democracy" is medical tyranny and the forced expansion of cultural Marxism, or if their idea of democracy is government cooperation with corporate monopoly and the erasure of our country's founding principles, then yes, I suppose I am indeed an enemy of "democracy."

Magnify

Unpacking the Ukraine 'Game Change': Is a major conflict inevitable?

Russia referendum
© REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko/Strategic Culture
Any political solution – however theoretical, at this point – would involve Moscow sitting with the collective West. Kiev had become a bystander.
Russia is preparing for an escalation in this war. She is augmenting her forces to the minimum level that could deal with a major NATO offensive. This decision was not precipitated by a significant attrition in the existing force. The facts are clear: The militias of Donetsk and Luhansk represent the majority of the Russian allied forces fighting in the Donbas. The militias have been reinforced by contract soldiers from the Wagner Group and Chechen fighters however, rather than by regular Russian forces.

But this is about to change. The number of Russian regulars fighting in Ukraine will rise dramatically. However, the referenda in the Ukrainian oblasts come first; and those will be followed by the Government of Russia and the Duma accepting the results and approving the annexation of these territories. After that is concluded and the territories assimilated into Russia, any attack on the new Russian territories would be treated as an act of war against Russia. As former Indian diplomat, MK Bhadrakumar, notes, "The accession of Donbass, Kherson and Zaporozhye creates a new political reality and Russia's partial mobilisation on parallel track is intended to provide the military underpinning for it".

Sherlock

Poland attacks Germany and blames Russia: The Bornholm blow up repeats the Bornholm Bash

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The military operation on Monday night which fired munitions to blow holes in the Nord Stream I and Nord Stream II pipelines on the Baltic Sea floor, near Bornholm Island, was executed by the Polish Navy and special forces.

It was aided by the Danish and Swedish military; planned and coordinated with US intelligence and technical support; and approved by the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The operation is a repeat of the Bornholm Bash operation of April 2021, which attempted to sabotage Russian vessels laying the gas pipes, but ended in ignominious retreat by the Polish forces. That was a direct attack on Russia. This time the attack is targeting the Germans, especially the business and union lobby and the East German voters, with a scheme to blame Moscow for the troubles they already have — and their troubles to come with winter.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Putin's New Move in Ukraine: Russian Referenda




Light Sabers

Not the first time: Russia says it thwarted attack on energy link to Turkey, EU

Russian gas pipeline
© REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
Gas pipelines are pictured at the Atamanskaya compressor station, facility of Gazprom's Power Of Siberia project outside the far eastern town of Svobodny, in Amur region, Russia
Russia's security service said it thwarted a planned Ukrainian attack on infrastructure delivering energy to Turkey and Europe — a claim Kyiv denied.

The gas market is particularly sensitive to this kind of developments as Moscow has used disruptions at energy infrastructure in the past to justify curtailments to supplies. The security services of the two countries have traded similar accusations in the past.

The Russian Federal Security Service, known as FSB, "prevented an attempt by the Ukrainian special services to commit a sabotage and terrorist act at the facility of the oil and gas complex that supplies energy to Turkey and Europe," according to a statement on its website Thursday. A Russian citizen was detained, who the nation's security service claimed was recruited by Ukraine's special service.

Comment: Again qui bono?


Cult

The two wings of postmodernism...

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There is an old saying that "the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist." The basic idea is that it is very difficult to fight back against an enemy that you do not even know is there. If you can be convinced that something is not there, it becomes impossible for you to defend yourself.

This is what is happening with postmodernism.

The people who are making and using postmodern ideas to tear apart our society have created a situation where it is very difficult to point out to people that we are living in a postmodern world. This is, I think, by design. I think postmodern thinkers, advocates, and activists leverage certain features of postmodernism in the service of making it very hard to get a hold of. After all, if one cannot point out, highlight, explain, or other wise show people what postmodernism is, it becomes very difficult to fight against the effects of postmodernism.

So let's discuss the difficulty of defining postmodernism, and then provide a way to explain and describe postmodernism that regular people can grasp.