Apologies for a 36 hour absence. We had some house problems, nicely fixed, but it ended up in a power problem which left us without power (and internet) for a good 36 hours. Yes, of course we have a cool generator, but, you know, it needs a service. Yikes!
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The photo is pro-government supporters in Iran. Iran is under stress from the hegemon, and so is India.
I really do not know if this is overstated and we will wait for this day to go by before we can say. Supporters of former Brazilian president Bolsonaro are blocking roads in protest – Brazilian army battalions have taken control of the Rio Niteroi bridge in Rio de Janeiro. These may be some of the players who blocked the main roads for busses on election day .. to try and stop people voting.
At this early stage Lula is busy with the rest of the world and heartfelt congratulations are pouring in. He even had a first meeting already with the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández in São Paulo.
Police facilitate the protest of a group of people with a “Lula No” banner as they block a lane on the main access road to the city of São Paulo. https://t.co/lhYGjluX1u
— Camila (@camilapress) October 31, 2022
Update on Road Blocks: https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Brazilian-Electoral-Judge-Orders-the-Clearance-of-Roadblocks-20221101-0001.html
Looks like shoddy reporting on the Grain Deal.
EU policy to exclude Russia from various international formats is unrealistic, 34% of the grain exported under grain deal goes to Turkey, 35% to EU countries and ONLY 3-4% to the poorest countries. Is this what we did everything for? – Putin.
Moscow has NOT withdrawn from grain deal, has ONLY suspended participation – Putin.
This in effect means that the Black Sea is closed.
Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Nebenzya:
The Russian Federation cannot allow the unimpeded passage of ships through the Black Sea without inspection.
Kiev’s attack on the Black Sea Fleet puts an end to the humanitarian dimension of the Istanbul agreements.
“The Russian Federation cannot allow the unimpeded passage of ships through the Black Sea without inspection” – Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya
Someone help me out here! Will we have the US midterms before the G20 summit?
Early results .. it looks like it is Lula!
Lula defeats Bolsonaro in Brazil election
Just a delightful story.
Be like this guy 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/1xDqaqV7PB
— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) October 30, 2022
Jair Bolsonaro’s wife Michelle cast her ballot this morning sporting an Israel t-shirt. pic.twitter.com/eMI9T23sGT
— Kawsachun News (@KawsachunNews) October 30, 2022
There are lots of pieces. People have trust in Elon Musk, which simply confuses me. Really? Elon Musk? Certain voices are back on Twitter though, but I just scrolled through a bunch of Chinese Twitter accounts that disappeared over the past two years, and none of those are back. So, we shall see how much Ukrainian support Musk can gin up with his methods of supposed ‘free speech’. All is not what it looks like, and we better write about this.
Pepe says Scott Ritter is back on Twitter but he is still “Suspended”. It did not last long. Take a look at Ritter’s Tweet and he is off again.
A clearer look at Musk. https://www.mintpressnews.com/elon-musk-not-renegade-outsider-cia-pentagon-contractor/280972/
⚡️ (http://t.me/sitrepmaps/5)🏴☠️🇺🇦🇷🇺 MoD on Today’s Black Sea Terrorist Attack⚡️
⚠️ Today at 4.20 am, the Kiev regime carried out a terrorist attack against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civilian ships that were on the outer and inner roadsteads of the Sevastopol base.
◽️The attack involved nine unmanned aerial vehicles and seven autonomous maritime drones.
💥The prompt measures taken by the forces of the Black Sea Fleet destroyed all air targets.
💥When repulsing the terrorist attack on the outer roadstead of Sevastopol, four marine unmanned vehicles were annihilated by shipborne weapons and maritime aviation of the Black Sea Fleet, and three more were destroyed on the inner roadstead.
◽️Minor damage was received by the sea minesweeper Ivan Golubets as well as the floating net boom in Yuzhnaya Bay.
◽️It should be emphasised that the ships of the Black Sea Fleet that were subjected to the terrorist attack are involved in ensuring the security of the ‘grain corridor’ as part of an international initiative to export agricultural products from Ukrainian ports.
◻️The preparation of this terrorist act and the training of military personnel of 73rd Marine Special Operations Center were carried out under supervision of British specialists in the city of Ochakov, Nikolayev region in Ukraine.
◽️According to the available information, representatives of this unit from the British Navy were involved in plotting, organising, and implementation of the terrorist attack in the Baltic Sea on 26 September this year to blow up the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines.
Russia suspended the grain deal because of the attacks on Sevastopol Base.
Taking into account the act of terrorism committed by the Kiev regime with the participation of British specialists on 29 October this year against the ships of the Black Sea Fleet and civil vessels involved in the security of the grain corridor, Russia suspends its participation in the implementation of the agreements on the export of agricultural products from Ukraine.
I hope now Russian grain will go to poor countries, and not be looted by Europeans.
Russian MoD also said that the UK was involved in the NordStream sabotage, as well as in the planning of the Sevastopol attack.
Live Stream – Haipong and Berletic:
The more I catch up on what happened yesterday and the day before, the more I see unmitigated panic from the West. It is of course that the trend toward the annihilation of the west on various vectors is now so very well established, that one cannot hide it any longer.
There are hundreds of examples of this. Here is the transcript from the Russian permanent mission to the UN (https://russiaun.ru/en/news/stakeout_251022) on possible creation of a dirty bomb by Ukraine.
Here is the US still trying to pretend that they are the shining city on the hill and in the meantime Macron and Scholz seem to be sniffing at the reality of being plundered by the rest of the west, and wanting to uhm … what? Negotiate? Threaten? Do something while running in a circle in clear panic. Would someone not tell you again in terms that you can actually understand that your job is to look after your own country, and your own people! https://www.politico.eu/article/france-and-germany-find-ground-on-a-common-concern-u-s-protectionism/
In Latin America there are clear signs of another round of bearing gifts to try and make up what the US has lost. Now they are sending hospital ships and bearing flowers (just a little over the top language here!) But for Haiti, they send the military. In the new national defense strategy, Russia and China remain ‘threats’. Well, in reality that suits me fine. I am glad you feel threatened. We can only hope that you come to your senses, but that hope is fast disappearing. It looks like you have to have a thorough western imitation of a century of humilitation and then, some good teachers in order to join the human race again. The pandemonium which is of course a strategy, from the west is over the top. Get Lost! I am personally getting to the stage that I cannot wish you well.
(OK, ok, enough ranting!) Tomorrow is a big day in Brazil and we have the joy of jokes.
If the CIA could somehow turn their Falun Gong franchise into a Taipeng style rebellion that could kill millions and plunge China into chaos, they would totally do it and high five each other over the carnage. They would do what they did to Syria and worse if they could. https://t.co/MWjO1tm34C
— American Exception (@Aaron_Good_) October 29, 2022