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'Selfish' Norway must share wealth with Ukraine - lawmaker

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Norway gas platform 'Troll' in the North Sea
A Norwegian lawmaker has urged officials to share the country's soaring gas profits with Ukraine, saying it would be "morally wrong" to gain from the military conflict raging in Eastern Europe. The government, however, insists its top priority is to boost output as other EU states look to curtail Russian energy imports.

Former Green Party spokesperson and current MP Rasmus Hansson has floated a profit-sharing scheme to convert gas revenues into foreign aid for Ukraine, telling Politico:
"Norway is being short-sighted and too selfish. We are getting a windfall profit which is very big, but the question is: does that money belong to us as long as the most obvious reason for that price increase and that extra income is the disaster that has befallen the Ukrainian people?"
Hansson said experts with Norway's sovereign wealth fund, which manages state energy profits, must determine a "normal" gas price, and that all earnings above that level should be donated to a "solidarity fund" for post-war rebuilding efforts in Ukraine.

Handcuffs

White House likens governors to 'smugglers'

Media briefing
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WH Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre • Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby
White House media briefing
The White House has ratcheted up its political feud with Republicans over the US border crisis, suggesting that GOP governors who send illegal aliens to Democrat-run communities in faraway states resemble human traffickers. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Friday.:
"These vulnerable migrants were reportedly misled about where they were headed . . ., misled about what they would be provided when they arrived, promised shelter, refuge, benefits and more. These are the kinds of tactics we see from smugglers in places like Mexico and Guatemala."
The statement came two days after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sent two planeloads of migrants to Martha's Vineyard, a Massachusetts island known as a playground of the rich and famous, where former President Barack Obama owns a beachfront mansion. Also this week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two busloads of newly arrived migrants to Washington, where they were dropped off near the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris.

Comment: 'Open the border' was the beginning and end of Biden's plan.


Alarm Clock

Facing reality: US officials finally admit anti-Russia sanctions aren't working

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A couple walk past a boutique opened to replace a Levi's outlet in the GUM department store in Moscow, Russia, August 9, 2022
American officials admitted to CNN on Friday that US-led sanctions haven't crashed Russia's economy. Despite Moscow's record energy revenue and the strength of its currency, the officials insist that the effects of the sanctions are yet to be felt.

The US and its NATO and EU allies responded to Russia's military operation in Ukraine by applying unprecedented economic sanctions to its economy. Russia became the world's most sanctioned country within two weeks of the offensive, yet after successive rounds of penalties, energy embargos and excommunication from the SWIFT banking system, Moscow is reaping record profits from its fossil fuel exports, the ruble is as strong against the dollar as it was in 2019, and Russia's inflation rate has fallen.

"We were expecting that things like SWIFT and all the blocking sanctions on Russia's banks would totally crater the Russian economy," one unnamed US official told CNN. Another said that Washington "hoped to see the Russian economy suffering more by now, given the unprecedented severity" of the sanctions, CNN paraphrased.

Comment: The West has been trying for years to crash the Russian economy. Pathological persistence is the only explanation for continuing such a futile effort. A self-sufficent country can't be cowed.


MIB

Leaked documents expose Ukraine's attempts to destabilize Russia and draw NATO into a full-scale war with Moscow

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Plans concocted by the special services reveal Kiev's aggressive strategy over many years

The best defense is a good offence. So goes one of the oldest principles of international relations.

And as Ukrainian documents now at the disposal of the media show, Moscow apparently had something to defend itself from when it launched its offensive in Ukraine. Over the past eight years, Kiev's military and special services have been preparing numerous operations aimed at undermining Russia's international ties, and internal peace itself.

In June, a hacker Telegram channel dubbed 'Beregini' published the action plan of the Information and Psychological Operations Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine's Special Operations Forces (SSO). According to official information, the tasks of this unit include working with the population of foreign countries, creating agent networks, and infiltrating special services and military organizations to conduct espionage and destroy people who pose a threat to the Ukrainian government (including in other countries), as well as preparing coups and the overthrow of regimes.

Wolf

IAEA sides with Ukraine on nuclear power plant: Is UN Secretary-General Guterres a liar or a fool?

UN Secretary-General Guterres IAEA Ukraine
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UN Secretary-General Guterres
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) decided this week to take the side of Ukraine in the current war; blame Russia for the shelling of the Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP); and issue a demand for Russia to surrender the plant to the Kiev regime "to regain full control over all nuclear facilities within Ukraine's internationally recognized borders, including the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant."

This is the most dramatic shift by the United Nations (UN) nuclear power regulator in the 65-year history of the organisation based in Vienna.

The terms of the IAEA Resolution Number 58, which were proposed early this week by the Polish and Canadian governors on the agency board, were known in advance by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres when he spoke by telephone with President Vladimir Putin in the late afternoon of September 14, before the vote was taken. Guterres did not reveal what he already knew would be the IAEA action the next day.

Comment: Antonio Guterres is a Deep State weasel, who toes the elites' policy lines:


Mr. Potato

Elizabeth Warren: 'Repulsive and cruel' to dump illegal aliens on the rich at Martha's Vineyard

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is balking at the move to fly illegal aliens to the doorsteps of the nation's wealthiest on Martha's Vineyard even as she has remained silent when President Joe Biden buses and flies border crossers to working- and middle-class American towns.

This week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) flew about 50 illegal aliens to Martha's Vineyard, a wealthy enclave of liberals and part-time home to former President Obama, who owns a nearly $12 million estate there.

Some of the nation's wealthiest citizens have summer homes on the tiny, elite island, and could house up to six million border crossers and illegal aliens if they wanted to. On Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) announced that the state was busing the illegal aliens off Martha's Vineyard to Joint Base Cape Cod.

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Briefcase

Biden admin considers 'litigation' against states sending illegal aliens to blue states

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On Wednesday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis joined a growing number of state leaders who have been moving illegal immigrants to "sanctuary destinations" across the country, sending two planes full of illegal migrants to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, a state that has supported the Biden administration's open-border policies.

In response to the moves made by DeSantis, as well as Arizona governor Doug Ducey and his Texan counterpart Greg Abbott, the Biden administration is reportedly considering taking legal action.

According to Axios, White House officials are set to hold a previously scheduled meeting on Friday with members from the Department of Homeland Security as well as the State, Justice, and Defense departments to discuss possible remedies to the situation unfolding north of the border.

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Eye 1

The EU's totalitarian chat control

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How the parasites of the European Union utilize your kids to justify scanning your entire smartphone.

Largely unnoticed by the public, the EU Commission is working with the support of European governments to abolish digital privacy of correspondence. Under the pretext of combating child abuse, a regulation is to be adopted that will make it compulsory for providers of communications services of all kinds to search communications content for depictions of child abuse or attempts by adults to approach children (so-called "grooming"). The problem is: This is the trojan horse to out-lever any encryption of digital communication and all privacy.

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Syringe

BBC boasts it got vaccine injured support group with 250,000 members removed from Facebook

The Vaccine Carrot
The BBC has boasted that it triggered the removal of a Facebook vaccine injury support group with over 250,000 members.
The BBC has seen several groups, one with hundreds of thousands of members, in which the [carrot] emoji appears in place of the word 'vaccine'. Facebook's algorithms tend to focus on words rather than images. The groups are being used to share unverified claims of people being either injured or killed by vaccines.

Once the BBC alerted Facebook's parent company, Meta, the groups were removed.
"We have removed this group for violating our harmful misinformation policies and will review any other similar content in line with this policy. We continue to work closely with public health experts and the U.K. Government to further tackle Covid vaccine misinformation," the firm said in a statement.
However, the groups have since reappeared in our searches.

One group we saw has been around for three years but rebranded itself to focus on vaccine stories, from being a group for sharing "banter, bets and funny videos" in August 2022.

The rules of the very large group state: "Use code words for everything." It adds: "Do not use the c word, v word or b word ever" (Covid, vaccine, booster). It was created more than a year ago and has more than 250,000 members.

Marc Owen-Jones, a disinformation researcher, and associate professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar, was invited to join it.
"It was people giving accounts of relatives who had died shortly after having the COVID-19 vaccine", he said. "But instead of using the words 'COVID-19' or 'vaccine', they were using emojis of carrots.

"Initially I was a little confused. And then it clicked - that it was being used as a way of evading, or apparently evading, Facebook's fake news detection algorithms."

Comment: It looks like they are losing control over the narrative about Covid and the vaccines against it.. There is too much evidence, personal experiences and research papers that are proving that the mRNA Covid vaccines are far more dangerous than the virus itself.

Their lies and manipulations are becoming more and more obvious. With every new move they make, wanting to preserve the story that only vaccines are the salvation from Covid, they dig themselves deeper into the hole of lies they have dug for themselves.

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Quenelle - Golden

Russia ready to give fertilizers piled up at Western seaports to poor nations for free

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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) leaders' summit in Samarkand on September 16, 2022.
Russia is prepared to provide 300,000 tons of fertilizers currently amassed at EU ports due to Western sanctions to developing nations free of charge, President Vladimir Putin announced on Friday.

Speaking at a summit meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Uzbekistan, the Russian leader said he had discussed agricultural export issues with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

"The day before yesterday I informed Mr. Guterres that 300,000 tons of Russian fertilizers had piled up in the European Union's seaports," Putin said, adding that Moscow is "ready to give them to developing countries for free," and that such deliveries would be instrumental in alleviating the global food crisis.


Comment: Well, alleviating food shortages in the nations that receive it, however those citizens in the West, who have allowed their pathological leadership to get away with these illegitimate sanctions, might find themselves increasingly hungry in the coming year.


Comment: Footage of the announcement:

Not only is the West rejecting desperately needed fertilizer, even that which it has might not make it to its destination on time: Strikes on US railways may force halt of grain and fertilizer shipments, further threatening food supply