Roe is history. The left is furious. They ought to be contrite. By Phil Boas

Roe v. Wade was one of the most poorly reasoned Supreme Court decisions in history, and it’s distorted law and politics ever since. Good riddance. From Phil Boas at azcentral.com:

Instead of fuming, maybe Democrats should be contrite about the unearned advantage they got from Roe v. Wade

The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.
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For more than a month, pro-abortion militants have been firebombing and smashing churches and anti-abortion family centers in anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade.

On Friday they planned “A Night of Rage” to scream at conservative justices and to put the anti-abortion right on notice:

“To our oppressors: If abortions aren’t safe, you’re not either. Jane’s Revenge.”

The group’s name likely derives from the Jane Collective, part of the abortion underground in 1970s Chicago, reports Newsweek and Fox News.

They are the pro-abortion radicals. On Friday, slightly less-radical voices in Washington were burning on lower flame.

* “(This is) one of the darkest days our country has ever seen,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as reported in the Washington Post. “Millions upon millions of American women are having their rights taken from them by five unelected justices on the extremist MAGA court.”

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SCOTT RITTER: The Fantasy of Fanaticism

The word “fan” comes from fanatic. Think about the average sports fan. How rational is he about the object of his fanaticism? It’s one thing in sports, it’s another thing entirely in war, where irrationality is usually deadly. From Scott Ritter at consortiumnews.com:

Despite what some “defense analysts” may be telling Western media, the longer the war continues, the more Ukrainians will die and the weaker NATO will become.

Main square of Severodonetsk, Ukraine, February 2018. (Visem, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons)

For a moment in time, it looked as if reality had managed to finally carve its way through the dense fog of propaganda-driven misinformation that had dominated Western media coverage of Russia’s “Special Military Operation” in Ukraine.

In a stunning admission, Oleksandr Danylyuk, a former senior adviser to the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense and Intelligence Services, noted that the optimism that existed in Ukraine following Russia’s decision to terminate “Phase One” of the SMO (a major military feint toward Kiev), and begin “Phase Two” (the liberation of the Donbass), was no longer warranted. “The strategies and tactics of the Russians are completely different right now,” Danylyuk noted. “They are being much more successful. They have more resources than us and they are not in a rush.”

“There’s much less space for optimism right now,” Danylyuk concluded.

In short, Russia was winning.

Danylyuk’s conclusions were not derived from some esoteric analysis drawn from Sun Tzu or Clausewitz, but rather basic military math. In a war that had become increasingly dominated by the role of artillery, Russia simply was able to bring to bear on the battlefield more firepower than Ukraine.

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The Return of Industrial Warfare, by Alex Vershinin

If you or your proxy is going to fight a war, somebody has to provide all those bullets, bombs, etc. From Alex Vershinin at rusi.org:

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Can the West still provide the arsenal of democracy?

The war in Ukraine has proven that the age of industrial warfare is still here. The massive consumption of equipment, vehicles and ammunition requires a large-scale industrial base for resupply – quantity still has a quality of its own. The mass scale combat has pitted 250,000 Ukrainian soldiers, together with 450,000 recently mobilised citizen soldiers against about 200,000 Russian and separatist troops. The effort to arm, feed and supply these armies is a monumental task. Ammunition resupply is particularly onerous. For Ukraine, compounding this task are Russian deep fires capabilities, which target Ukrainian military industry and transportation networks throughout the depth of the country. The Russian army has also suffered from Ukrainian cross-border attacks and acts of sabotage, but at a smaller scale. The rate of ammunition and equipment consumption in Ukraine can only be sustained by a large-scale industrial base.

This reality should be a concrete warning to Western countries, who have scaled down military industrial capacity and sacrificed scale and effectiveness for efficiency. This strategy relies on flawed assumptions about the future of war, and has been influenced by both the bureaucratic culture in Western governments and the legacy of low-intensity conflicts. Currently, the West may not have the industrial capacity to fight a large-scale war. If the US government is planning to once again become the arsenal of democracy, then the existing capabilities of the US military-industrial base and the core assumptions that have driven its development need to be re-examined.

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‘Not a Justification but a Provocation’: Chomsky on the Root Causes of the Russia-Ukraine War, by Ramzy Baroud

If one gets the full story of Ukraine, Russia, and NATO since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, it is not difficult to understand why Russia invaded Ukraine. From Ramzy Baroud at commondreams.org:

Chomsky believes that the main ‘background’ of this war, a factor that is missing in mainstream media coverage, is “NATO expansion.”

One of the reasons that Russian media has been completely blocked in the West, along with the unprecedented control and censorship over the Ukraine war narrative, is the fact that western governments simply do not want their public to know that the world is vastly changing.

Ignorance might be bliss, arguably in some situations, but not in this case. Here, ignorance can be catastrophic as western audiences are denied access to information about a critical situation that is affecting them in profound ways and will most certainly impact the world’s geopolitics for generations to come.

The growing inflation, an imminent global recession, a festering refugee crisis, a deepening food shortage crisis and much more are the kinds of challenges that require open and transparent discussions regarding the situation in Ukraine, the NATO-Russia rivalry and the responsibility of the West in the ongoing war.

To discuss these issues, along with the missing context of the Russia-Ukraine war, we spoke with Professor Noam Chomsky, believed to be the greatest living intellectual of our time.

Chomsky told us that it “should be clear that the (Russian) invasion of Ukraine has no (moral) justification.” He compared it to the US invasion of Iraq, seeing it as an example of “supreme international crime.” With this moral question settled, Chomsky believes that the main ‘background’ of this war, a factor that is missing in mainstream media coverage, is “NATO expansion.”

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In Defense of the West: ‘White Supremacy’ and ‘Anti-Asian Attacks’ Debunked, by Ben Bartee

There is a substantial group out there that thinks the most relevant attributes of a person are race and ethnicity, two factors over which no human being has any control. From Ben Bartee at thedailybell.com:

The “white man bad, muh white supremacy” narrative is out of control. It is ultra-simplistic, tribalistic, and panders to the lowest-common-denominator.

MSNBC, Huffington Post et al. would have you believe there’s a racist, misogynistic Klan goon lurking behind every corner, lying in wait under every vehicle, waiting to pounce on his next Person of Color© hate-crime victim. And the “white supremacy” spectre has a special thirst for members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander© (AAPI ©) community.

(Ironically, the acronym alphabet-soup term “AAPI,” the product of diversity-obsessed academics, is itself over-simplistic and prejudicial – some might even say “racist” – as it groups together heterogeneous ethnic identities as disparate as Mongolians and Guamanian into a single category.)

The “racist-whites-beating-Asians-in-the-street” pandemic narrative is now ubiquitous. It just one in a rolling list of Social Justice© “current things”–essentially the follow-up to Russiagate and the predecessor to the Jan. 6th “insurrection against democracy.”

Without necessarily diving into statistics, the “white supremacy anti-Asian” crisis of the corporate media should arouse the audience’s suspicion.

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Ron Paul: Forget About the Gold Standard, Let’s Talk About the Copper Standard

The melt value of old copper pennies (pre-19820 is three times their stated value of one cent. From Ron Paul at birchgold.com:

Forget About the Gold Standard, Let's Talk About the Copper Standard

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Way back in 1982, two interesting things happened.

The first was the publication of the minority report fellow Gold Commission member Lewis Lehrman and I co-wrote as The Case for Gold. (I’m currently working with Birch Gold Group to release a new edition of this book in the near future.) Now, I understand that might not be as interesting to everyone as it was to sound-money advocates like myself.

I’m sure you remember the second interesting thing, though…

Here’s how journalist David Owen described it:

Several years ago, Walter Luhrman, a metallurgist in southern Ohio, discovered a copper deposit of tantalizing richness. North America’s largest copper mine – a vast open-pit complex in Arizona – usually has to process a ton of ore in order to produce ten pounds of pure copper; Luhrman’s mine, by contrast, yielded the same ten pounds from just thirty or forty pounds of ore.

The only problem was, Luhrman’s incredibly profitable copper mine wasn’t a hole in the ground. Instead of ore, Luhrman’s company Jackson Metals processed pennies. He’d figured out a way to melt them down and separate their 97.5% copper from their 2.5% zinc and sell the metal.

Since 1793, U.S. pennies have been made of copper (except for 1943 – when the U.S. Mint’s copper stockpiles went to the war effort). The amount of copper in each penny and its purity ranged from 88%-100%. All the way up to September, 1982.

That’s when inflation weakened the U.S. dollar to the point that, and I swear I’m not making this up, the price of the penny’s copper content rose above 1¢.

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When Believing the Health Authorities Requires Denying Obvious Realities, by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

Belief in the face of mountainous evidence to the contrary is the hallmark of a cult. From Thorsteinn Siglaugsson at brownstone.org:

Believing the Health Authorities Requires Denying Obvious Realities

This weekend The Daily Sceptic published two articles reviewing some studies purported to show Covid-19 vaccines are useful for countering so-called long-covid, lingering symptoms after Covid infection. The conclusion of the author, who is an ex-senior scientist with the UK government, is that the vaccinations do not in fact prevent those symptoms.

In addition one of the studies he quotes shows a great increase in health-related problems resulting from vaccination, which the authors seem to have tried to bury.

The interesting thing here is how we have, over the course of 18 months, moved from eagerly awaiting vaccines that would eradicate Covid-19 by providing herd immunity, towards failed attempts at showing that at least those vaccines prevent long-term health issues among those who catch the disease and fall ill with it, the disease they wouldn’t have caught, let alone fallen ill with, had the vaccines worked as promised.

At the same time, more and more data from all over the world show how the vaccine rollout is in fact correlated with a large spike in excess mortality. The only hope seems to be the adenovirus vaccines, the use of which was discontinued in most countries in favour of the mRNA vaccines. That may have been a premature decision, as contrary to the mRNA vaccines, they seem to lower excess mortality.

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“Polio Outbreak” – The WHO, Bill Gates, emergency vaccines & more of the same, by Kit Knightly

Until they’re stopped, the medical commissars are going to just keep throwing pandemics at us. From Kit Knightly at off-guardian.org:

Polio is on the front pages of British newspapers again for the first time in decades. What a time to be alive.

For those who missed it, two days ago the UK government declared a “national incident” after traces of the polio virus were detected in sewage from North London.

Yes, a “national incident”…for traces…found in sewage.

This is a massive escalation, even compared to the pandemic. Covid and Monkeypox at least had the good taste to wait for a single person to actually have the disease (allegedly) before hitting the big red panic button.

In a somewhat startling coincidence, just two days before the “polio in London” news broke, Forbes published an article headlined

There May Be A New Polio Epidemic On Its Way- If So, What We Can Do

It’s totally unrelated, talking about a “polio-like” enterovirus that hasn’t yet had a vaccine approved in the US, and never mentions London once.

The same (or similar) news hitting headlines around the world for (supposedly) totally different reasons makes my inner-cynic twitch.

So, what’s going on here?

While it may look like polio is suddenly back in the news, it’s actually been there longer than you’d think and has been building to this point.

The truth is it all fits into a very predictable pattern.

In November of 2020, a new “genetically engineered” and “triple-locked” polio vaccine was the first vaccine to be granted “emergency use listing” by the World Health Organization, despite there being only around five thousand cases of polio in the world over the last decade.

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Tell the FDA to Get Their #HandsOffOurChildren, by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Children have almost no chance of contracting a serious case of Covid. They can, however, contract serious, sometimes lethal, adverse side effects from Covid vaccines. From Dr. Joseph Mercola at theburningplatform.com:

Story at-a-glance

  • Without strong evidence to support their decisions, the FDA has begun a campaign to use an emergency use authorization (EUA) that will subject the most vulnerable to unnecessary risks from a genetic experiment
  • The FDA has also proposed a “Future Framework” to approve all future COVID formulations without clinical trials if they are “biologically similar”; there is still time to take action against the proposal
  • The FDA amended the Pfizer EUA to allow a booster shot in children ages 5 to 11 based on a study of 400 children. The EUA they propose for children 6 months to under 5 years is based on 10 children, a number which even outspoken vaccine advocate Dr. Paul Offit finds difficult to comment on
  • Approval of the shot in children is critical to protecting the pharmaceutical industry’s financial interests. Once fully licensed, the company is liable for injuries so the shot must be added to the children’s vaccine schedule to allow the government to mandate the shot

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