Edward's Monday-instead-of-Sunday open thread (September 11, 2023)
Glad to hear you've made it back into Russia, Riley. Thanks for this.
It was an excellent conversation, the one you had with Jesse Zurawell about BRICS. Damn, people here in the West are so deluded. A guy named Stave Bashir is pushing a narrative on FB which is 100% BRICS propaganda, glad to have stuff from you and Jesse to counter it with.
And "Happy" 9/11, 22 years. 9/11 is NOT something which happened 22 years ago. The events of September 11, 2001, were just the start of something which has continued, the severe tightening of state power globally. Measures adopted in the wake of the false flag "terrorist attacks" are still with us, e.g. total OK for the US government to tap everyone's phones, an OK to pursue wars all over the world to "fight terrorists,:..... They enabled Operation "Pandemic" in every which way.
FWIW, i posted a sizeable item in my new blog, Lockdown Times, which addresses the question o how 9/11 and 3/11 (March 11, 2020, the day the WHO declared a global "pandemic") are totally connected.
From 9/11 to 3/11, Part 1, a personal journey. "Science" used for deception vs using actual science. Jeffrey Strahl, 9/8/23.
From 9/11 to 3/11, Part 2, a personal journey "Science" used for deception, vs using actual science. Jeffrey Strahl, 9/8/23.
The best part of your discussion with Regis came at the very end Riley. Being authentic human beings, having meaningful conversations and relationships, fulfilling our destiny, and enjoying life is what this is all about. Sanity in an insane world. Thank you both.
Loved the photo of your game with Edward Jr.
Henry Kissinger is going to China to talk AI and global governance along with 'nearly 300 global financial leaders’:
“The highly anticipated Bund Summit is set to take place from September 22 to 24, bringing together nearly 300 global financial leaders to Shanghai and aims to find solutions for a path towards recovery and growth.
It also has a focus on green development, international finance and financial technology.
The event will feature prominent figures including former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, the Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis, and the First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath.
Of particular interest is Kissinger's scheduled speech on artificial intelligence (AI) technology and global governance. This marks the first time he will publicly discuss AI issues in China.”
How convenient that there are all these Economic Forums where they tell us how they are still working on Sustainable Wall Street Development goals. Yandex must have been on one of those Forums, too, with their copies of self-driving cars, grocery stores without cashiers and all the other things that make banksters happy who want to control you.
The Brazilian G20 presidency will promote 'social inclusion' whatever that is, sustainable development (ESG), combat so-called climate change and wants a bigger seat at the World Bank and IMF. BRICS with another massive win against the globalists!
"Thus, Brazil’s G20 presidency will have three priorities:
(i) social inclusion and the fight against hunger
(ii) energy transition and sustainable development in its three aspects (social, economic and environmental) and
(iii) reform of global governance institutions
All these priorities are contained in Brazil’s G20 presidency motto: “Building a fair world and a sustainable planet.”
Two task forces will be created: the Global Alliance against Hunger and Poverty, and the Global Mobilization against Climate Change.
We must redouble our efforts to achieve the goal of ending world hunger by 2030, otherwise we will face the biggest multilateral failure in recent years.
Combating climate change requires political will and determination from governments, as well as resources and technology transfer.
We want greater representation for emerging countries in World Bank and International Monetary Fund decisions."
Shameless self-shill but I hope it will interest some of the readers here:
"What is BRICS really about?
A leading Chinese think tank gives some insight"
"Powerful Wall Street banker behind the "single biggest philanthropic effort in Chinese history"
Aims to build a global "network of relationships that can be activated over a lifetime""
Wondering what you make of this film.... may be you could make a post commenting it ...
May I ask why you feature Otava Yo in some of your posts?
Their music is great and seems truly patriotic, though I suspect only incidentally ('we want share great Russian culture with world we are same like all peoples but different please come to our country' etc etc). Do you know anything about their politics--normal arts community NPCs or something more interesting?
With respect to Iain Davis's input:
UN Watch has been calling out the UN's hypocrisy and worse, for a long time.
UN Watch appears to think that the UN still has some degree of value as a force for good in the world.
If Iain is right, then seemingly UN Watch is wrong.
In 1997 Kofi Annan praised the role of UN Watch in providing " ... informed and independent evaluation of the United Nations' activities..."
I am no fan of the UN.
However, I thought UN Watch had some integrity, in consistently exposing UN misconduct.
Perhaps I should ask some more critical questions.
Like who exactly funds UN Watch?
My apologies in advance to those who will find this unhelpful.
This is a paraphrase of the dialogue between Kylo Ren and Luke Skywalker towards the end of The Last Jedi in Star Wars.
Kylo Ren: This is the end. The resistance ends here. And you will be the last Jedi.
Luke: Everything you just said is wrong. This is not the end, this is just the beginning. The resistance will be the spark, that will light the fire, that will destroy the empire. And I will not be the last Jedi.
So comforting to know just how concerned they are about a person spitting on a sidewalk - how unsightly.
Don't worry about the PILES of garbage accumulating here, there and everywhere.....after all, we're accustomed to that.
Banning spitting in public means people will just spit at home, doesn’t really solve the problem.
"The Yaroslavl region will fine people for spitting in public."
Introducing such a measure in some parts of the world, could prove extremely profitable, if enforceable.
However, the measure would be very unpopular, as many would see it as a violation of their basic human rights and react accordingly.
I was appalled by a foreign tourist, spitting on the floor in a Western airport lounge, and then grinding it into the floor with his shoe.
Touchy issues like this could spark social/political wars, if not a military ones.
Best not to risk igniting any more fires in the world ATM.
In the US the ATMs are American but the voting machines might be Chinese.😁