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  • The State of Israel / Palestine


    This topic arouses much one-sided opinion, whichever party (or none) to this long-standing conflict one may support.

    On the one hand we have Hamas who inflicted a military incursion on Israel back in early October last, resulting in some deaths and taking a limited number of hostages.

    On the other hand we have Israel who in self defence has seemingly set about an unrestricted war on the whole Gaza strip, apparently conflating "Hamas" with the entire Palestinian population so that the latter becomes the target for elimination. 

    Yes, it's vastly more complex than these over-simplified statements, but space here prohibits an in-depth analysis even were I capable to provide such a thing.

    But events move on, and the International Court of Justice in the Hague, following their original hearing of South Africa's assertion that Israel is conducting a genocide in Gaza, subsequently issued a demand that Israel should

  • Colonel Macgregor Gives us the History Lesson that Putin Omitted


    There's so much in this interview that we are all sure to learn something new, to learn more about the historical events that brought us to where we find ourselves today, and how (but not why) we seem determined to keep digging despite the size of the hole that we are already in. The "why" is a seriously large omission that lies at the heart of current events and future direction.

    A tour de force.

    (42 minutes)


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  • The Tucker Putin Interview


    The much anticipated interview is here.

    President Putin delivers a two hour interchange with Tucker, which includes a potted history lesson of the last centuries, plus the more recent history which has brought us to where we are today.

    (2 hrs 7 mins)



    strictly for conspiracy theorists only...

    Jean Claude (from Beyond Mystic) discusses the interview with Janine - whether or not we believe in tarot cards, this does raise some hugely important points which if

  • Care Pathways for Our Elderly


    Care pathways have become a bit of a euphemism these days for disposal of those elderly for whom the State has no further use, and who are unable to stand up for themselves. It may be controversial but there is a groundswell of opinion that doesn't disbelieve that this took place during the Covid years. 

    But does it continue today?

    Jacqui Devoy reviews the state of play with Brian Gerrish (audio only).

    "This is what's happening, they all close ranks - the police, the NHS, the Coroners, the Courts, the pathologists... once one gets uncovered they all get uncovered"

    "... if you're 80 or above... you automatically score 5...  It's very easy to put someone on... one of these... death pathways... " 

    "... Matt Hancock ignored all that and implemented NG163 anyway... NG163 is identical to the Liverpool Care Pathway...

  • Tucker Trails His Interview with Vladimir


    The much-trailed Tucker Carlson interview with Vladimir Putin has proved to be a little elusive. Some channels claim to publish a transcript - or a part transcript, but the real thing doesn't yet seem to be available.

    Tucker says he will publish on TuckerCarlson.com and on X (formerly Twitter).

    Meanwhile, here is the official low-down on this interview from Tucker himself (aided by Redacted)!

    (14 minutes) 


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  • Fight the Climate or Fight Putin?


    The penny is dropping, so to speak.

    We can fight the climate (and lose!) or fight Mr Putin (and lose). Or of course we can pretend to fight both, but everybody would see through that...  wouldn't they?

    War requires energy and in quantity, but "green" doesn't deliver.

    And it isn't merely about steel, although that comes into it depending upon whether Mr Putin would allow us time to prepare. 

    But why would he? He wouldn't. He strikes me as being very rational, particularly about defending Russia and the Russian Federation. So unless we believe that he is only bluffing about defence (which flies in the face of his track record so far) we would be well advised to negotiate a proper defence understanding with him - you stay out of our back yard (which doesn't include the Ukraine) and we will (for a change) stay out of yours. And allow "mutual" inspection...


  • Democracy on a Knife-Edge


    Financial advisers and their newsletters are not normally regarded as founts of political truth, being not primarily concerned with politics, but with investment opportunities.

    That seems to have changed, and I don''t apologise for featuring this piece today, since it is 99.9% about the current state of world politics (and you can pass over the 0.1% investment note without really noticing). 

    Why so? The truth these days is that political overreach has far more sway over investment returns than the usual economic and commercial factors. In fact, almost everything you can think of has been politicised for better or for worse, including your sex at birth, your pronouns, "pandemic preparedness" and climate

  • Lahaina - 5 Months on


    If anyone doubts that the USA government is pulling out all the stops for the displaced of Lahaina, this report should clarify the matter.

    Nick Sotor reports from Maui for Redacted:

    (12 minutes)


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  • Will Legislation Overcome the Laws of Nature?


    It's a silly question really - the laws of Nature are "immutable", at least as far as human beings are concerned.

    So perhaps the government really have set themselves up for an epic fail, even by their own abysmal standards of creating projects that don't work and/or don't come in on time and within budget (yes, such things are possible given reasonable project planning and management that respects the laws of Nature).

    The question of course, given that the Government is (at least in its own thinking) all powerful, how much damage it will wreak to the nation and to the population in its attempt to support the unstoppable legislation when it meets the immovable object of the laws of Nature?

    And in fact it's much worse than that - it's not just one Government that is hell-bent on this disastrous course, it is pretty much all (largely western) governments, all besotted by the pronouncements of the UN-WEF partnership and their various unaccountable

  • Sergei Lavrov - Whither the Ukraine Conflict?


    If you would defeat your enemy - or make peace - first understand your enemy.

    Sergei Lavrov explains Russia's current position to the UN Security Council.

    First the short version:

    (31 minutes)


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    The full report of the same:

    (2 hrs 7 mins)

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  • A few Days old, but MPs are Discussing the Government's Latest Bill


    Not all MPs are knee-jerk supporters of this Government Bill.

    "A bill to prevent public bodies from implementing their own boycotts against Israeli goods has passed through the Commons, despite opposition from Tory MPs"

    That our government is even contemplating such a Bill seems inconceivable.

    If they don't want public bodies to take partisan sides in such matters, then that may well be arguable, but a one-sided ban favouring one specific party that may conflict with a local democratic mandate?

    (9 minutes)


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  • Ever Wondered How Much CO2 is Released by War?


    Lots of course. But how much is "lots"?

    S & P Global Commodity Insights has crunched to numbers for us, at least in so far as current wars are concerned.

    Our governments are apparently always perfectly able to accommodate several contradictory notions at the same time, so they will unhesitatingly act to "keep us safe" by going to war (not bothering about democratic mandates of course - no time for that) on behalf of their favourite protagonist(s), whilst at the same time telling us that we must achieve NetZero CO2(however they might eventually decide to define that in measurable terms)so out with the gas and in with the heat pumps frozen windmills and darkened solar panels.

    So far, two months of conflict in Gaza have generated "the equivalent of 75 coal power plants operating for a