gunfire vs wildfires

You may be more at risk from wildfires than gunfire.
Or flood risk, depending on where you live.
I live in a rain forest — lots of flood warnings the past week. Cool in Missouri last night low in 50s.
But sun comes out today and it looks like spring, finally.

Eastern third of USA gets lots of rain needed to grow crops and sustain life. But dry western states always at great risk of fires:
Useful maps at this link:

https://firststreet.org

wars, crash: cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (melt down, Irrational Exuberance

Nuclear war. Russia China Taiwan Ukraine,….

Race war Black White Red Brown Yellow…..

Civil war left wing vs right wing.

Border crisis Invasion continues for decades.
Opioid overdose casualties blow your mind for decades.
Check your car door, house door, every pill food or you may get poisoned. Tiny speck can kill.
To get rid of you Poison is cheaper and easier than bullets, guns, armies nukes, Poison does not destroy needed buildings….

Lethal vaccination abortion – which is worse?

Biden Crime wave. shootings.
Snatch and grab.
Debt, deficits, inflation, supply chain crisis,… economic collapse.
Drought, farm crisis, chemical shortage, food shortage, starvation, anger, anarchy, food theft? farm theft? cattle rustling?

California gets lots of tax $ for stock market gambling on tech stocks Facebook Amazon Apple Tesla….
But they are not crashing so suddenly California will not be collecting so much taxes. May be obvious in 2022 and really hurt in 2023 leading to massive cutbacks. Bankruptcy?
How many States in trouble?

Financial Crash
Bitcoin Crash
Just another bubble bursting.
Similar to the dot com crash of 2000.
The internet did not go away but a lot of ridiculous ideas went away. To be replaced by more ridiculous ideas and sinister companies like Facebook.

Just another example of Irrational Exhuberance by Robert Shiller. http://www.irrationalexuberance.com/definition.htm
https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/irrational-exuberance_robert-j-shiller/

Irrational sheeple get caught up in herd instinct euphoria and buy junk assets (tulip bulbs?). Many clueless of finance and math,
and would struggle to get a C in intro finance.
Minorities, pot-smokers, millenials never saw a crash before. Naive.
Now may have trouble to pay credit cards, auto loans, gasoline, and fixed rate mortgage on their house. Same as their parents and grandparents in earlier bubbles.

I was disgusted by bitcoin and crypto and refused to study it for a long time because it is obviously used for money laundering, drug dealing, and assorted illegal activity.

Then I noticed that the math is interesting and it is financial, investments, monetary, and computerized so is easy for me to understand.

People have been needing ways to conduct transactions for a long time and crypto currency is just another tool that can be high or low quality.

You cannot buy a farm, house, real property without digital signatures nowadays. Every transaction needs a mixture of cryptography and open records accessible by courts.

So I figure out I can teach a class on it, write a book, articles, and do research on it just like anything else.

FBI has figured out ways to track criminal activity and identify culprits on the bitcoin blockchain where all bitcoin transactions are recorded. Many will get caught and jailed.

IRS can catch tax cheats,…..

Crypto will continue after the crash and sooner or later bitcoin will be replaced by something else.

I can investigate what might be better, and teach how to use what is there and what is coming.

Lots of professional articles and books available.
And popular news articles:

cryptocurrencies Bitcoin (melt down, Irrational Exuberance

Just another bubble bursting.
Similar to the dot com crash of 2000.
The internet did not go away but a lot of ridiculous ideas went away. To be replaced by more ridiculous ideas and sinister companies like Facebook.

Just another example of Irrational Exhuberance by Robert Shiller. http://www.irrationalexuberance.com/definition.htm
https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/irrational-exuberance_robert-j-shiller/

Irrational sheeple get caught up in herd instinct euphoria and buy junk assets (tulip bulbs?). Many clueless of finance and math,
and would struggle to get a C in intro finance 133.
Minorities, pot-smokers, millenials never saw a crash before.
Now may have trouble to pay credit cards, auto loans, gasoline, and fixed rate mortgage on their house.

I was disgusted by bitcoin and crypto and refused to study it for a long time because it is obviously used for money laundering, drug dealing, and assorted illegal activity.

Then I noticed that the math is interesting and it is financial, investments, monetary, and computerized so is easy for me to understand.

People have been needing ways to conduct transactions for a long time and crypto currency is just another tool that can be high or low quality.

You cannot buy a farm, house, real property without digital signatures nowadays. Every transaction needs a mixture of cryptography and open records accessible by courts.

So I figure out I can teach a class on it, write a book, articles, and do research on it just like anything else.

FBI has figured out ways to track criminal activity and identify culprits on the bitcoin blockchain where all bitcoin transactions are recorded. Many will get caught and jailed.

IRS can catch tax cheats,…..

Crypto will continue after the crash and sooner or later bitcoin will be replaced by something else.

I can investigate what might be better, and teach how to use what is there and what is coming.

Lots of professional articles and books available.
And popular news articles:

war, drought, catastrophe?

After a long cold wet spring it finally got up to 88 for 3 days.
Amazingly 3 days is enough to suddenly get a suntan.
My north scandinavian skin gets real dark in the summer and real light in the winter.
I feel better too as my skin makes nitric oxide needed for blood to flow properly.
and I got lots of mitochondria energy cells that need sunlight to generate energy.
Your skin is a solar panel that needs sun to charge you up, make Vitamin D, etc.
Sun penetrates skull to improve mental function (bright ideas).

It looks like the Ukraine war will be fought in Ukraine without nukes.
A continuation of the Korean and Vietnam Wars
with Russia the main adversary, a war by proxy.
Except this time Russia and Ukraine is doing the actual fighting
(instead of USA, Koreans, Vietnamese).

China the next shoe to drop.
China may invade Taiwan and cut off USA supply of computer chips,….
Hopefully China is too weak to invade California too.

North Korea may also invade South Korea and cut off the rest of USA supply of computer chips, and many TVs, Cars, and other manufactured items..
A depression?!!!!

USA was a major producer in the 1950s.
Now USA just a bunch of fat consumers, borrowers, gamers, gamblers, transgenders, TV addicts, enternainment addicts, drug addicts, pot smokers, vape vapors, taco cooks, hamburger flippers….

Affirmative action, multiculturalism, multisexualism, diversity,….
apparently did not work.
Jobs should be given for merit!

The USA Biden economy is worse than it appears on TV.
I attach a graph of the total labor force.
Still not back to where it was when the pandemic hit and there are
more mouths to feed,
more illegal immigration,…
But no unemployment!
People taking a permanent vacation?
Work is not getting done – I see it everywhere.
Things fail to work, falling apart,…
Get ready for SHTF do it yourself.

Hopefully bitcoin Stock Market crash will reduce the irrational exhuberance…
Bring USA back to reality.
Start working and producing again.
USA needs to prepare for war, defense.
Russia has the most nukes.
China as the largest Army and Navy and is rapidly expanding.
Russia and China both have hypersonic missiles.
Does not look good.

https://news.usni.org/2022/05/11/great-wall-of-naval-targets-discovered-in-chinese-desert

China has been honing its ship-killing skills for potential future conflicts on new targets in a remote desert, according to new satellite photos reviewed by USNI News. New analysis shows the People’s Liberation Army is testing the ability to hit ships in port with long-range ballistic missiles. Since USNI News reported China has been building aircraft carrier targets in the Takmalakan Desert, other target sites have emerged forming a string of large-scale target ranges running along the eastern edge of the desert, according to new satellite photos. Several of these are naval and two have layouts that appear to be modeled on ships in port. Eight miles southwest of an elaborate aircraft carrier layout, a site with full-scale piers and a destroyer-sized ship-like target was constructed in December. A test missile hit a dead center on the ship replica in February and thent the target was then quickly disassembled and is now gone, according to more recent images. This new target was discovered as part of the research into aircraft carrier targets, which had been found by All Source Analysis (ASA) with more details revealed by high-resolution satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/05/china-surrounds-taiwan-for-massive-invasion-rehearsal-drills/

The Chinese military deployed forces all around the island of Taiwan over the weekend in a set of large-scale military drills that one Chinese military analyst called a “rehearsal of possible real action.” On Monday, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced its Eastern Theater Command organized maritime, aerial, conventional missile and other forces around Taiwan and carried out drills around the island from Friday to Sunday. The Eastern Theater Command said the drills were intended “to test and improve the joint operations capability of multiple services and arms.” While Taiwan governs itself as an independent nation, China considers the island a part of its territory and Chinese officials have repeatedly discussed “reunification” with the island, including by means of military force.

war, drought, catastrophe?

Dear Professor Kaufman,

It looks like the Ukraine war will be fought in Ukraine without nukes.
A continuation of the Korean and Vietnam Wars with Russia the main adversary,
a war by proxy.
Except this time Russia and Ukraine is doing the actual fighting
(instead of USA, Koreans, Vietnamese).

Now it looks like the next shoe to drop is China.
China may invade Taiwan and cut off USA supply of computer chips,….

North Korea may also invade South Korea and cut off the rest of USA supply of computer chips, and many TVs, Cars, and other manufactured items..
A depression?!!!!

USA was a major producer in the 1950s.
Now USA just a bunch of fat consumers, borrowers, gamers, gamblers, TV addicts, enternainment addicts, drug addicts, pot smokers, vape vapors, taco cooks, hamburger flippers….

Affirmative action, multiculturalism, multisexualism, diversity,….
apparently did not work.
Jobs should be given for merit!

The USA Biden economy is worse than it appears on TV.
I attach a graph of the total labor force.
Still not back to where it was when the pandemic hit and there are more mouths to feed, more illegal immigration,…
But no unemployment!
People taking a permanent vacation?
Work is not getting done – I see it everywhere.
Things fail to work, falling apart,…

Hopefully bitcoin Stock Market crash will reduce the irrational exhuberance…
Bring USA back to reality.
Start working and producing again.
USA needs to prepare for war, defense.
Russia has the most nukes.
China as the largest Army and Navy and is rapidly expanding.
Russia and China both have hypersonic missiles.
Does not look good.

https://news.usni.org/2022/05/11/great-wall-of-naval-targets-discovered-in-chinese-desert

China has been honing its ship-killing skills for potential future conflicts on new targets in a remote desert, according to new satellite photos reviewed by USNI News. New analysis shows the People’s Liberation Army is testing the ability to hit ships in port with long-range ballistic missiles. Since USNI News reported China has been building aircraft carrier targets in the Takmalakan Desert, other target sites have emerged forming a string of large-scale target ranges running along the eastern edge of the desert, according to new satellite photos. Several of these are naval and two have layouts that appear to be modeled on ships in port. Eight miles southwest of an elaborate aircraft carrier layout, a site with full-scale piers and a destroyer-sized ship-like target was constructed in December. A test missile hit a dead center on the ship replica in February and thent the target was then quickly disassembled and is now gone, according to more recent images. This new target was discovered as part of the research into aircraft carrier targets, which had been found by All Source Analysis (ASA) with more details revealed by high-resolution satellite imagery from Maxar Technologies.

https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/05/china-surrounds-taiwan-for-massive-invasion-rehearsal-drills/

The Chinese military deployed forces all around the island of Taiwan over the weekend in a set of large-scale military drills that one Chinese military analyst called a “rehearsal of possible real action.” On Monday, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) announced its Eastern Theater Command organized maritime, aerial, conventional missile and other forces around Taiwan and carried out drills around the island from Friday to Sunday. The Eastern Theater Command said the drills were intended “to test and improve the joint operations capability of multiple services and arms.” While Taiwan governs itself as an independent nation, China considers the island a part of its territory and Chinese officials have repeatedly discussed “reunification” with the island, including by means of military force.

Rick Scott for President. VA Medical Center quality rankings: vamc

Move to good medical care before you develop any disease.
You find better medical care and more medical care in the cold northern climates.
Also can escape many diseases:
Fewer insect born pathogens, scorpion bites, spider bites, insect bites,… snakes, bugs, snakes, alligators…
Less allergies, molds, zero humidity all winter…
And more winter sports – ski, ice skate, ice fish,…
I feel protected by cold climates.
I can exercise much harder in cold weather without overheating,…
Maybe why the northern states have more of an active lifestyle.
Why I decided to move to Boston in 1969
I read studies that NYC people walked more than LA on a daily basis.
Also I became a Finance student interested in Wall Street, trading, investment….

VA military medical tends to undertreat so I go there first but
I almost never go to a doctor for anything, avoid like a plague, they are filled with germs.
I started getting an annual set of tests at age 65.
Civilian doctors tend to over-treat so I avoid them.

The VA has a Star Rating of quality.
Most 5 star high rated VAs are in northern states near high quality civilian medical colleges and hospitals.

Republican Rick Scott for President has some good ideas in his 11 point plan
Very different than Democrats and he is not afraid to say it online
https://rescueamerica.com/steps/4-immigration/
He is from Florida, and is old, and represents an old electorate.

After a long cold wet spring,
Missouri finally heats up with above average temperatures.

5-star rating, for fiscal year 2018, is the highest number a VA facility can receive.
The rating system is designed to evaluate and benchmark quality of care
delivered at the 146 VA medical centers across the nation.

VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) report shows
66 percent of VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) have improved in overall quality

The largest gains were seen in areas where there were VA-wide improvement initiatives, such as
mortality,
length of stay and
avoidable adverse events.

Six VAMCs had a decrease in quality, and improvement activities are underway

Lebanon Pennsylvania VAMC was 1 of 7 medical centers to improve by 2 stars.

Hot Springs, South Dakota, improved by 3 stars, from a 2 to a 5.

The number of 1-star Veterans Affairs hospitals has dropped from 14 to 9 since last year.

Five VA hospitals remain at the
bottom of the rankings for the third straight year:
Big Spring Texas;
El Paso, Texas;
Loma Linda, California;
Phoenix Arizona;
Memphis, Tennessee, 1-star for the third year in a row

40 VA hospitals dropped one star or more,
68 stayed the same and
38 improved in the rankings.
Out of 146.

https://www.ldnews.com/story/news/2018/10/04/lebanon-vamc-improves-2-spots-5-star-rating-2018/1519844002/

Gaslighting, dystopia, war, 1984,…Re: The Biden Regime Totally Nuts –

This is an old conspiracy, not new with Biden.
At least back to the 1940s, snowballing since then.

Gaslighting is from the 1944 movie by Cukor with Ingrid Bergman,…
Alfred Hitchcock also into the Psycho https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psycho_(1960_film) The novel 1984 by George Orwell was published in 1949 Wikipedia:
Thematically, it centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of people and behaviours within society. Orwell, a democratic socialist, modelled the totalitarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated.

“Puff, the Magic Dragon” Peter, Paul and Mary January 1963.
article in Newsweek—that the song contained veiled references to smoking marijuana.
The word “paper” in the name of Puff’s human friend Jackie Paper was said to be a reference to rolling papers, the words “by the sea” were interpreted as “by the C” (as in cannabis), the word “mist” stood for “smoke”,
the land of “Honahlee” stood for hashish,
and “dragon” was interpreted as “draggin'” (i.e., inhaling smoke).
Similarly, the name “Puff” was alleged to be a reference to taking a “puff” on a joint.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Little_Helper
“Mother’s Little Helper” Rolling Stones.
popularity of prescribed tranquilisers like Valium among housewives and the potential hazards of overdose or addiction.
April 1966 album, Aftermath.

Very popular in the 1960s – such movies and songs….
Popular refrain “Mind Blowing” psychedelic Sex Drugs and Rock Roll Music. Then 1980s HIV aids, crack epidemic, crime,…
By 2000 dystopia impending doom everywhere in pop culture.
Increasing terrorism, wars, opioid overdose, now vaccination pandemic… leading to homicides, suicides,… Civil War, Nuclear war next?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaslighting

Gaslighting is a colloquialism, loosely defined as making someone question their own reality. Originating from the 1944 film Gaslight,
the term was used infrequently in media until the mid-2010s, in which its usage became prevalent.
The term may also be used to describe a person (a “gaslighter”) who presents a false narrative to another group or person which leads them to doubt their perceptions and become misled, disoriented or distressed. Oftentimes this is for the gaslighter’s own benefit. Normally, this dynamic is only possible when the audience is vulnerable, such as in unequal power relationships, or fearful of the losses associated with challenging the false narrative.

On May 8, 2022, at 11:45 AM, Ron wrote:

Put everything together the Biden Regime is doing or has done and you have gaslighting (making everyone question their own reality).

Create cognitive dissonance leading to psychosis and increased suicide and drug and alcohol abuse.

Diabolical and well planned.

Ron

On Sun, May 8, 2022, 10:16 AM Lothar wrote:
NASA wants to send nudes to space to attract aliens
BIDEN SAYS…
PEACE – Lothar
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secure your computer with OpenBSD — Frederik Kreijmborg Berlin Germany

I am fed up with Apple bloatware, buggy, slow, insecure, stuff I don’t need constantly updating itself for no reason. My 8 month old Apple was a waste of money, still barely running. Why waste money, time, and bandwidth on what is making you vulnerable? I am leaping back into the 1970s for more security and speed.
I have been using Linux a lot for 5 years, very similar to what I used back in the 1970s.

OpenBSD is supposedly the safest operating system you can install – and it is free. BSD Berkeley Standard Distribution of true Unix dates back to the 1970s. Linux is an newer imitation Unix and some flavors are fairly secure.

This Berlin Germany blogger tells you how to install the hard way. Better to install it on an old computer the easy way.
Get used to re-installing your operating system for security. Confuse the enemy and criminals. Be hard to track.
Use different computers, operating systems, logins, identities, networks, vpns, …. Remember they want you broke and dead ASAP.

You can compare flavors of Linux / Unix at https://distrowatch.com

Wikipedia:
OpenBSD is a security-focused, free and open-source,
Unix operating system based on the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD). Theo de Raadt created OpenBSD in 1995.
OpenBSD emphasizes “portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography.”

https://medium.com/linux-gossip/openbsd-6-7-updated-again-still-underrated-though-22a02977d0ca

Frederik Kreijmborg
OpenBSD — Underrated
Because you’ve dealt with enough viruses already in 2020
OpenBSD is the stable, secure and fast.
OpenBSD is perfect for older computers.
If you have hardware that is too slow to be operated with Windows or MacOS,
you could resurrect it by installing OpenBSD or a lightweight Linux distribution.

Live high altitude longer, rocky mountains, Wyoming.

You can live longer at a high altitude for many reasons.
The Aging process is in part a slow cooking by oxygen.
You can consume anti-oxidants such as tea, coffee, chocolate, vegetables, fruits,… to slow the oxygenation. Better to avoid the oxygen in the first place.
Move to a high altitude.
Fewer people and germs, molds, myco-toxins, allergies….
Fewer snakes, bugs, insects,…
Less polluted airs, less traffic, noise, light, wifi phone pollution. Less obesity diseases, triggers skinny genetics.

Wyoming is a high altitude state with few black people,…
The least people of any state in part due cold and windy weather. The least jobs, ok if you are retired, but a poor state.
The lowest taxes and least regulations.
Zero income tax.
Best LLC Law.
Not much rain or snow, a high desert, unless you go way into the mountains. Not much agricultural pollution.
Avoid nuclear war explosions.
For big city services,
You can move close to Denver Colorado or Salt Lake City Utah or Billings Montanta. Fun drive to I-80 to San Francisco Sacramento.
Good freeways, interstates.

Many reasons why you can live longer at high altitude.
I have been aware of such research since the 1960s.
We went to 9000+ feet often in the 1950s I really liked it.
I lived 5 years in Lake Tahoe in the 1990s and really liked it.

University of Wyoming’s 2.3-meter telescope is located 25 miles southwest of Laramie, WY at an altitude of 9656 ft. (1) the dryness of the air, an important consideration for infrared astronomy since moisture strongly absorbs infrared radiation, (2) comparatively low turbulence in the air above the mountain, (3) a dark night sky, pre-existing road, electricity and phone lines

I read this article several times and agree with the many findings.
hypoxia.pdf

Insane Drive into Nuclear War Cannot be Stopped

Abortion hysteria may boost Biden poll numbers and Democrat hopes for the Election.
If democrats want to win elections, why get abortions? They need bastard votes!

Hysterical Lesbians demonstrating for abortion may stop the nukes? How are they getting pregnant? Why?
Also I see on the news more African-Omicron covid variants BA1, BA2, BA3, BA4,… and subvariants. Distraction from the Ukraine War gets bumped down on the news sequence.

Fake news media now magnify abortion protests like they did the Antifa George Floyd riots. Even before the court ruling is officially released.
Probably part of a plan to prevent Democrat losses in the elections.
Like to stop Trump they launched the Plandemic and Antifa insurrections and Impeachment fiasco. All psychological operations.

Pelosi follows Hunter Biden into Ukraine.
I saw her on the TV idiot box saying “more weapons”.
Get Russia Madder?
San Francisco the first nuke target?
Blow up Facebook, Twitter, Silicon Valley, chips USA Technology so USA never gets hypersonic missiles?

Do any USA missiles and nukes work at all?
They are nowadays tested by computer simulation, not actual explosions. Computer simulations may be wrong.
Nukes may already be stolen by China, Russia,… missiles disabled.

I somewhat agree with the below.
USA should not be boxing Russia into a Corner.
Russia has more nukes,
and more area to hide in,
and is closer to the action in Ukraine.
USA being led into a trap?
Overextended?
While enemies pour into USA through Mexican Border, Canadian Border, and all the ports? Tet offensive in the USA next?

I say get out of Europe now.
Crazy to blow up the world for no good reason.
Most of USA population would die.

Ukraine is not in America.
Russian border rearrangement is not USA concern.

Defund NATO.
Bring the troops home.

Make North America Great Again.

From: Lothar

https://theviolentthru.blogspot.com/2022/05/as-facts-cannot-be-acknowledged-insane.html

As Facts Cannot Be Acknowledged,
the Insane Drive into Nuclear War Cannot be Stopped

May 03, 2022

Some readers have asked why Russia regards Finland’s membership in NATO as a provocation.

For the same reason that Ukraine’s membership is a provocation: US missile bases on Russia’s border.

(Mirrors U.S. Monroe Doctrine)

The US does not currently have hypersonic missiles, but will sooner or later.

Such missiles on Russia’s borders could reach Moscow in 3 or 4 minutes, clearly an existential threat.

Along with Finland,
Washington wants the bases in Sweden and the Baltic states, and already has missile bases in Poland and Romania.

Whereas Washington intends Finland’s NATO membership as a new provocation,
we must not forget two other existing provocations that the Kremlin has declared to be unacceptable: the existing missile bases in Poland and Romania.

It makes no sense for Russia to preemptively prevent missile bases in Ukraine and Finland while permitting existing bases to remain in Poland and Romania.

Russian intervention against these two bases are likely the next self-defensive actions the Russians will take.

The West’s whore media has done its best to create worldwide indignation against Russia.

People worked up into indignation do not perceive the irresponsibility of Western governments in threatening Russia with missile bases on her borders.

Instead of properly perceiving the placement of the bases as aggression against Russia,
the indoctrinated people see Russia’s response to existential threats as aggression.

I have emphasized for years that these provocations of Russia will eventually cross a red line and result in nuclear war.

I have long been critical of the Kremlin for not having stopped these provocations by putting down a strong foot.

Russia had that opportunity in Ukraine,
but the Kremlin chose a course that failed to make the necessary impression that
countries that accommodate US aggression against Russia will experience devastation.

It is less risky to make this demonstration in a non-NATO country than in a NATO one.
Additionally, the Kremlin waited far too long before intervening in Ukraine, thereby giving the US 8 years to arm and train Ukrainian forces.

By pussy-footing around in Ukraine, Russia will again be confronted with the same problem in Finland or elsewhere in addition to the two existing bases in two NATO members on Russia’s border.

There is no doubt whatsoever that US/NATO have set a path that leads straight to nuclear war.

As nothing that is outside the narrative can be published or discussed in the Western world, nothing can be done to stop this insane drive into nuclear war.

It is not even possible to discuss this threat in Western foreign policy circles. Again the world is sleepwalking into war, but this war will be nuclear and the final war.

All that the Kremlin has achieved with its restraint and reliance on negotiation with the West is to intensify the pace and level of provocations.

NATO’s Stoltenberg is courting both Finland and Sweden for NATO membership promising their membership would be fast-tracked, and likely other benefits including bagfuls of money.

This report should wake people up to the real situation, which is expanding conflict.

https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/finland-sweden-nato-applications-could-be-imminent-after-stoltenberg-suggests-fast

At some point existential considerations will force Russia to take the initiative and cease responding to Washington’s agenda.

PEACE – Lothar
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