CAUSE? UNKNOWN. BUT IT’S PROBABLY NOTHING: Explosion shuts down major U.S. LNG terminal for weeks – E&E News Freeport LNG officials said the cause of the explosion is under investigation. “There were no injuries, all employees and contractors have been accounted for and there is no risk to the surrounding community,” Browne said.
A Russian is on an airliner heading to the US, and the American in the seat next to him asks, “So what brings you to the US?” The Russian replies, “I’m studying the American approach to propaganda.” The American says, “What propaganda?” The Russian says, “That’s what I mean.”
MEANWHILE. . . In countries you never think about, the beat goes on. . .
Ecuador: At midnight, communities of the Amazon began to head out for a national mobilization against the neoliberal policies of the @LassoGuillermo government. Roads have been closed around the country. @confeniae1pic.twitter.com/7t3ms0lCNM
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) June 13, 2022
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) June 13, 2022
This was last week among members of Guaido’s Voluntad Popular in Zulia.https://t.co/iQB9dxb88I
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) June 11, 2022
On the way into the office you stop for a coffee. The latte takes a chunk out of your calorie budget, but you figure the walk should offset part of that. As you pay, your triple balance flashes across your vision calorie credits for food, carbon credits for energy, and of course bio credits for access to key services, all non-transferable and locked to your unique ID card. The last of these is startlingly low, and you make a mental note to drop into the HMRC biobank to make your monthly PAYE deposit on the way home. You’ve already secured a discount on the Pod rent by paying blood into the landlord rejuvenation pool; the spinal fluid will be going towards your student loan repayments. You briefly consider what it might be like to pay for everything in cash, and shudder at the thought.
MEANWHILE back in the U-S-S-A
Ozette: The US’ lost 2,000-year-old village – In 1970, a brutal Pacific storm uncovered part of an abandoned coastal Makah village called Ozette located 15 miles south of Cape Flattery. Part of the village had been buried by a mudslide that was possibly triggered by a dramatic seismic event around 1700, almost a century before the first European contact. I Miraculously, the mud had protected embedded organic matter by sealing it off from the air. As a result, thousands of well-preserved artefacts that would normally have rotted – from intact woven cedar baskets to dog-hair blankets and wooden storage boxes – were able to be painstakingly unearthed during a pioneering archaeological dig.
Letter to a young “white supremacist” – by Curtis Yarvin It is especially galling that the narrative insists on a total lack of purpose or intention in these systematic demographic changes—“a purely natural phenomenon, like the swallows returning to Capistrano.” Nothing could be more symptomatic of a ruling class that cannot see itself from the outside—its delight in this victory is obvious.
There is actually no such thing as a “white supremacist.” Scientists have identified the last serious person who used that term seriously to describe himself. His name was “Vernon.” Vernon won a Bronze Star in the Korean War and was 94 when he died in 2019 in a nursing home near Nashville. You ain’t reminding me much of Vernon.)
AI Engineer in 1940: “We can all agree that a human is basically a clockwork steam engine with some vacuum tubes in the head compartment. ”
AI Engineer in 1790: “Humans, you see, are basically like a water-powered grain mill.”
15th Century AI Engineer: “The human brain works *exactly* like a printing press.”
13th Century AI Engineer: “Human cognition works much the way that a pipe organ works. You see…”
Could do this all day:
4,000 BC AI Engineer: “The human brain is clearly a weaving loom.”
ELSEWHERE RUSSIA GRINDS ON WHILE WE LOOK AT GRINDING DRAG QUEENS:
⚡️Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
▫️The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
💥High-precision air-based missiles have hit 2 command posts, 3 firing positions of artillery batteries, as well as 18 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration. 2 ammunition depots have been destroyed in the areas of Vrubovka and Yakovlevka in Lugansk People’s Republic.
✈️💥Operational-tactical aviation have hit 65 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 170 nationalists, 9 tanks, 2 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 1 battery of field artillery and 8 various purpose vehicles.
💥Russian air defence means have shot down 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Liptsy, Streleche, Dement’evka, Borodoyarskoe, Mar’ino, Petrovskoe, Grakovo, Malye Prokhody in Kharkov Region, as well as Vasil’ievka in Nikolaev Region, overnight.
💥Missile troops and artillery have hit 39 command posts, 49 firing positions of AFU artillery, as well as 426 areas of manpower and military equipment concentration.
▫️The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 400 nationalists, 10 armoured vehicles, 3 Grad multiple rocket launchers, 10 special vehicles, and 3 launchers of S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems near Kramatorsk.
▫️In addition, shelling resulted in the destruction of one 155mm self-propelled howitzer (M109A3) donated by Norway, 2 US 155mm howitzers (M777), and 7 field artillery and mortars, including 1 203mm Pion self-propelled artillery mount.
📊In total, 190 Ukrainian aircraft and 129 helicopters, 1,139 unmanned aerial vehicles, 333 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,443 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 478 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,807 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,464 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.
What the Progressive Socialist Liberals have in store for Conservatives (part 1) When one side has the guns, and the other side does not, there can only be one outcome.
So we know what will happen… eventually when a progressive socialist movement tries to gain control of a government. We are in the middle of the very beginnings of this in the United States. Here we discuss some very important points that other articles of this SHTF theme all leave out…You will not know you are in danger until it is too late.
You will not know.
SO TAKE IN THE GREAT DRUM SOLOS WHILE YOU CAN. . .
I Refuse to Stand By While My Students Are Indoctrinated My school, like so many others, induces students via shame and sophistry to identify primarily with their race before their individual identities are fully formed. Students are pressured to conform their opinions to those broadly associated with their race and gender and to minimize or dismiss individual experiences that don’t match those assumptions. The morally compromised status of “oppressor” is assigned to one group of students based on their immutable characteristics. In the meantime, dependency, resentment and moral superiority are cultivated in students considered “oppressed.”
WHO SAYS THERE’S NO GOOD NEWS? School Sh**ter EXCHANGES fire with School Staff before GETTING SMOKED by POLICE –
HEY, UKRAINE, FUCK OFF. WE’VE GOT DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR TO RUN. As ammunition runs out, Ukraine’s hopes dim on eastern battlefield – Ukraine has now almost completely run out of ammunition for the Soviet-era weapons systems that were the mainstay of its arsenal, and the Eastern European countries that maintained the same systems have run out of surplus supplies to donate, Danylyuk said. Ukraine urgently needs to shift to longer-range and more sophisticated Western systems, but those have only recently been committed, and in insufficient quantities to match Russia’s immense firepower, he said.
PUTIN HAS DISTRACTED US WITH HIS DRAG QUEEN STORY HOUR! BOYCOTT THE QUEENS! 100 Days of War: How Russia is Winning in Ukraine – What The Russia!?! Russia is winning and will win what it sees as an existential war. It has a robust real economy, more than enough domestic resources, popular support, and something called escalation dominance. Ukraine is a massive strategic issue for NATO, but not one to get nuked over. They have no leverage. Russia will grind down and expel the Ukrainian forces from Donbas. I predict, just for fun, with no great conviction, that they will then complete the liberation of Zaporozhye then Kharkov, and probably Dniepropetrovsk before Nikolaev and Odessa. Or perhaps securing the whole coastline is a bigger security priority. All these regions will be incorporated into Russia, but that will likely not mean the end of the operation, as leaving a rump state to be re-militarized and re-nazified is not an option. Perhaps other oblasts will also be annexed, but whatever is left will likely be turned into a new East Germany, run more like Belarus than Slovakia. Some western Oblasts may remain separate to carry Ukraine’s current mountain of debts and stew in their juices between Poland and the Russian world. Direct Russia-EU gas corridors may be useful in the future, and may be one Russian goal, hard to say.
Record Labels Dig Their Own Grave. And the Shovel is Called TikTok. From the TikTok star’s perspective, dealing with the label will soon be like talking to an ex-spouse after winning the lottery. Sorry, dearie, but this ain’t community property any more. Here’s five bucks as a gift. Go buy yourself a double soy latte on me. Except that the labels will be lucky to get even a double soy latte.
FUCK CALIFORNIA WITH A FLAMING CHAINSAW. Smithfield Foods, Citing “Escalating Costs,” To Shutter California Meat-Packing Plant The company’s reasoning behind winding down operations at the Vernon plant is due to a multitude of factors, including the cost of energy to power plants is 3.5x higher per head to produce pork than any of its 45 other US plants. Smithfield also said part of the reason it closed the facility was the regulatory environment in the state.
Putin points to boomerang effect of sanctions — For example, they limit the exportation of our fertilizers – and their prices go up, far more than here. They try to limit our energy exports, and their prices go sky-high. They even try using my name to label their inflation, but the reality is we have absolutely nothing to do with it!” he said, to laughter from the audience.
YEA! MORE DRAG QUEENS IN TO MOLEST AND PERVERT YOUR KIDS AND GRANDKIDS. . . ON YOUR DIME. New York spent huge sum on drag queen shows for kids New York City Council has spent more than $200,000 in taxpayer money on drag queen shows at city schools since 2018, the New York Post reported on Saturday. The shows featured cross-dressing performers interacting with kids as young as three, and some parents are furious they werenât given a chance to opt their children out.
Pitchforks Soon In Europe? | ZeroHedge Europeans: even in theory, there are no viable oil-field reservoirs able to expand their production for the enormous quantity and type of oil blends you need even if they wished to or if geopolitics allowed them. So what would happen then without massive amounts of high-quality diesel fuel that European transportation and industries require?
There is no viable tanker fleet afloat either for such an unexpected and suddenly imposed massive supply-switch project, with complex geo-climatological access and serious sea lanes issues plus seasonal requirements with dedicated facilities yet to be designed, built, permitted, and commissioned, and with terribly limited installed infrastructure at key unloading ports from heavy-duty/heavy traffic roads to cranes and dedicated storage facilities. The same goes for nonexistent in-land logistics for delivery of such yet unknown boutique oil blends with still-to-be-seen minimum quality specs and anywhere near the enormous un-findable quantities as Europe requires no matter how you dice it or slice it or pray for it. None. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Just maybe some âfly-by-nightâ un-vetted headache providers. You are thus running around in circles with the very serious and certain risk of freezing and starving millions of Europeans to death very soon which Russian oil has solved for you for decades. And whichever narrative you choose, it will always be your own stupid needless fault, not Vladimir Putin´s for Heaven´s sake who is still willing to sell Russia´s oil to you with very important discounts, something which you should not ever take for granted despite Europe´s recent shameless robbery of legitimate Russian savings deposited at Western banks, including personal individual accounts and assets.
As ammunition runs out, Ukraine’s hopes dim on eastern battlefield SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — The euphoria that accompanied Ukraine’s unforeseen early victories against bumbling Russian troops is fading as Moscow adapts its tactics, recovers its stride and asserts its overwhelming firepower against heavily outgunned Ukrainian forces.
Newly promised Western weapons systems are arriving, but too slowly and in insufficient quantities to prevent incremental but inexorable Russian gains in the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine, which is now the focus of the fight.
The Ukrainians are still fighting back, but they are running out of ammunition and suffering casualties at a far higher rate than in the initial stages of the war. Around 200 Ukrainian soldiers are now being killed every day, up from 100 late last month, an aide to President Volodymyr Zelensky told the BBC on Friday — meaning that as many as 1,000 Ukrainians are being taken out of the fight every day, including those who are injured.
Washington Post has its motto as “Democracy Dies In Darkness”. Ironically, it goes without saying that on both counts Washington Post succeeded immensely–it created enough darkness thus ensuring that whatever passes nowadays for “democracy” in the US dies faster and in painful convulsion.