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The Daily Chronicles are snippets of the most important news across the world for this and each day as it rolls in – as such, this thread is non-structured with the latest news on top. Kindly feel free to also use it as an open thread.


A little fun!


Tuesday, January 24

Venezuela will send its Foreign Minister to CELAC in Buenos Aires after learning of a plan “to carry out a series of aggressive actions” against President Nicholas Maduro and his delegation.

Everyone is very excited about this CELAC.  It must have been some serious threats against the life of Maduro.


Sunday, January 22

This quote from the 🇷🇺State Duma chairman, Volodin says it all.  If the west escalates, Russia will escalate, and it won’t be proportional.

The supply of offensive weapons to the Kiev regime will lead to a global catastrophe —

✅The supply of offensive weapons to Kiev will force Russia to use more powerful weapons against Ukraine.

🟢If Washington and NATO countries supply arms that will be used to strike peaceful cities and attempt to seize our territories, as they threaten to do, this will lead to retaliation with more powerful weapons.

🟢Members of Congress, members of the Bundestag, the French National Assembly, and other European parliaments must realize their responsibility to humanity.

🟢By their decisions, Washington and Brussels are leading the world into a terrible war—a very different kind of warfare than today, where strikes are carried out exclusively against the military and critical infrastructure used by the Kiev regime.

🟢Given the technological superiority of Russian weapons, foreign politicians making such decisions need to understand that this could end in a global tragedy that would destroy their countries.

🟢✅Arguments that the nuclear powers have not previously used weapons of mass destruction in local conflicts are untenable. This is because these states have not faced a situation in which the security of their citizens and the territorial integrity of their countries were threatened.


Sunday, January 22

Don’t expect UN voting from Beirut:   Lebanon’s UN Voting Rights are revoked due to unpaid annual dues

Beirut must clear its arrears of $1.8mn to regain the rights, UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres said, even as the Middle Eastern country continues to fight an economic crisis.


Sunday, January 22

China did it!  They secured the lithium deposits in Bolivia and this will circle out to the other neighboring countries. (Now let’s see how much interference is coming this way).

Chinese Firm Seals Bolivia Lithium Mining Deal

Chinese battery company CATL is part of the consortium that won the bidding of the ultra-light metal used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries – with production expected to soar as fossil fuels are phased out.

Bolivian President Luis Arce declared it the launch of the “historic” industrialisation of the country’s huge and untapped lithium reserves, with more than $1bn to be invested in the project’s first phase, he said.

Partnerships with other foreign firms were also on the anvil – with front-runners from the US, Russia and China reportedly vying for deals. (Reuters)

The price of battery-grade lithium reached close to $85,000 a tonne in 2022.

And we have to watch this one closely.

Some history: ‘We will coup whoever we want’: Elon Musk and the overthrow of democracy in Bolivia


Sunday, January 22

From the Financial Times

Brazil and Argentina to start preparations for a common currency.  Brazil and Argentina will announce this week that they are starting preparatory work on a common currency, the Financial Times reported (https://www.ft.com/content/5347d263-7f24-4966-8da4-79485d1287b4) on Sunday.

The plan, set to be discussed at a summit in Buenos Aires this week, will focus on how a new currency which Brazil suggests calling the “sur” (south) could boost regional trade and reduce reliance on the U.S. dollar, FT reported citing officials.

#Dedollarization #MultipolarWorldOrder

I’ll be watching the CELAC conference next week where Xi is expected to give a video address, just as he did at the last CELAC Leaders’ Summit.  https://www.as-coa.org/articles/argentina-hosts-7th-celac-summit-amid-new-presidential-landscape


 

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QC?
QC?
15 days ago

ARGHHHHHhhhhhhhh!!!! I WILL NOT BOW TO CHI-COM’s ‘censorship’!!!!! HA HA 😛 Sh!T me… its really BIG BUSINESS for them!!! Anyway dear, thanks for letting me know 🙂 Those were the 1st cut (un-filtered so you actually see some black tech they used flying in the air and oppsss….!) HERE!!! BEHOLD!!!!… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

Just me Amarynth, but I remain stubbornly partial to a wee bit of 80s “twerking and jerkin” on occasion… especially when it’s the late Laura Brannigan strutting her stuff on the catwalk. This just happens to be my all-time #1 perking up song that I totally max out on my… Read more »

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

Jeeeez Amarynth… you just made me spill both my coffee and my lunch!

Sudhi
Sudhi
15 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Thanks QC, for posting such lovely videos.
Rarely do we get to see such cultural treats and entertainment from China.
Stupendous performances, all of them.
I especially loved the ballet. The happy song for BRI was very good.
👏👏

Salty Dawg
Salty Dawg
15 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Wow QC? Amazing stuff!! Such talent and skill and superb productions. I particlarly liked the troop of acrobats with tall banners. Wow! Also the toe dancing ballet was absolutely beautiful and expressive. Thanks so much for sharing.

QC?
QC?
14 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Not to offend anyone here… … but chi-com has just release those vid w ENGLISH subtitle like this –> “Flowers and Songs along the Belt and Road” famous songs mashup | 2023 CMG Spring Festival Gala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSVvGQNV12E if there are ppl interested I will compile them for you friends if… Read more »

QC?
QC?
14 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

alrighty I am ONLY doing this as per sista amarynth command me to do it! 🙂 😛 for those who are interested ONLY 🙂 not for everyone! I look for no trouble here… and for the record, no I am not for chi-com (amarynth know this heck I am not… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
14 days ago
Reply to  QC?

“Für Elise” by Ludwig van Beethoven performed by Lang Lang –

https://youtu.be/s71I_EWJk7I

AHH
AHH
14 days ago
Reply to  Sudhi

“for laughs”

▪︎ Ukraine & NATO in 6 seconds

♧ —————— ♧

“A bite of culture”

▪︎ Moonlight Sonata (thx Paul)

▪︎ Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)

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Salty Dawg
Salty Dawg
14 days ago
Reply to  Sudhi

So nice to see and hear a really competent musician play a superb instrument with such feeling. Thanks for that, Sudhi.

Here’s a little something just for nice…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnCeEU3UMic

archeon
archeon
15 days ago

Amarynth, the Western politicians of whom you speak were pre=selected and promoted to look after the interests of very wealthy and powerful people. The wealthy and powerful people all have in common the trait of being very good at looking after their own interests, otherwise they would not be wealthy… Read more »

Steve from Oz
Steve from Oz
15 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

A couple of years back, when Chile elected a left wing govt, I assumed that Chile would become a target, but that does not seem to be happening. Or have I missed something?

Perhaps Peru’s minerals are more important.

archeon
archeon
15 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

Amarynth, when I was a boy there were many of us at the front of the herd warning them to change course for there was an abyss not far ahead. I suspect you were there as well. Now our toes are inches from the edge and the herd still keeps… Read more »

AHH
AHH
15 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

Pancakes! Like Larch, I have a weakness for them. Col, this Branigan song was my favorite in 80s.. a hopeless cheese-pop fan for a while. However I couldn’t stand Gloria, dunno why. Too much of the insistent joy of “Grease” and the 1950s?? And a few decades later in reviewing… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Goodness, me AHH are we long lost kindred spirits?… that was one of my favourites too!

Brannagan most certainly had those legendary sparkly Irish eyes. Of course, the physical aspects were secondary for me… what really captured my attention was the lyrics.

LOL
Col

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

One of my all-time favourites from my #1 musical hero of all time Van the Man.

I adore the fantastic sax honk by Pee Wee Ellis (ex-James Brown band) too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ1sWaoVZB8

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago
Reply to  amarynth

What a wonderful anecdote Amarynth.

Ah yes, Black Velvet was a favourite of mine too. And a tribute song to Elvis himself.

Alannah is almost a female-look-a-like version of the King.

AHH
AHH
15 days ago

The rhetoric ever returns to Crimea, as noted recently by Amarynth. And its uptrending a lot now. Ze’s mooted Last Offensive appears headed in that direction. What inescapable (if unachievable) mission do they have, before their strength fully ebbs? Why the demented, absolutely laser-focused NATO obsession with regaining Crimea? This… Read more »

AHH
AHH
15 days ago

Re: “Sunday, January 22: This quote from the State Duma chairman, Volodin says it all. If the west escalates, Russia will escalate…” Did he say those words in Tehran?! On the same day of those words: (01) State Duma delegation led by Volodin arrives in Iran on an official visit.… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
14 days ago
Reply to  AHH

Talking of Vucic, he just updated his view on the unfolding Ukrainian scenario.

“You see it now, it’s not just Russia versus Ukraine. Soon it will spread to other territories.”

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

THE LUNATICS ARE IN THE HALL So it’s official… we have one rabid eugenicist lunatic replaced with another…. yeeeeeeeh!!! I’m sure “our” Head Of State, King Charles (the turd), Klaus Slob’s #1 cheerleader will be happiness filled, and literally drooling at the mouth in anticipation of formerly swearing him in… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

WATCH: ARDERN’S LEGACY WILL BE ‘ONE OF CRUELTY’ – BOMBSHELL STORY TO BREAK NEXT WEEK LIKELY REASON SHE RESIGNED https://dailytelegraph.co.nz/news/watch-arderns-legacy-will-be-one-of-cruelty-bombshell-story-to-break-next-week-likely-reason-she-resigned/ … quoted interview… Clee: Well, the interesting thing was she’d already lost numerous human rights cases at the High Court. Her border policy was ruled unlawful for stopping New Zealanders coming… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

An inspiring and heartfelt 4:36 video by Michael Parenti on hunger, revolutions, and socialism. To think that Lula had Brazil off the world hunger list way back in 2010 when he left office. Now 12 years later this is a road he has to retravel, as after the Temer and… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

COMMISSAR VAXCINDER PARTING “LEGACY” … quoted… “New Zealand’s Labour Party introduced a new Therapeutic Products Bill that restricts the use of herbal products that people use to treat infections and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Some of the targeted substances are basic foods and spices. Others are great treatments for coronavirus and flu… Read more »

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Anil
Anil
15 days ago

I remembered very fondly Gloria from way back, so just causally checked into Laura Brannigan, and just found out she died about 18 years ago. Boy, that felt like a punch in the guts. To go way off topic from all the subjects under discussion, such as global nuclear annihilation,… Read more »

QC?
QC?
15 days ago
Reply to  Anil

with due respect Anil … NZ will NEVER ban Manuka Honey … coz the ““Chi-Com” dancing and bouncing asses” bought ALL of them 🙂 Just like aussie top tier beef and red wine is almost exclusively export to chi-com land btw Manuka Honey thingy on last check… and that was… Read more »

AHH
AHH
15 days ago
Reply to  Anil

Hi Anil, this is most interesting! Do you have more on why to avoid metal spoons with honey? This is my go-to therapy for my family and patients. I even brought six kilos back from Yemen

Salty Dawg
Salty Dawg
14 days ago
Reply to  Anil

Yes Honey is amazing. You can also use it as a plant innoculant for cuttings to aid rooting. Just dip the cut end in some good honey. It works! Yes I hope they don’t ban Manuka Honey because of its medicinal properties. I’ve come across a similar honey in my… Read more »

Sudhi
Sudhi
13 days ago
Reply to  Salty Dawg

In Nepal, Gurung’s live mostly in small villages in the vast Annapurna mountain ranges. In this remote region, they practice an ancient tradition of honey hunting where they descend towering cliffs on handmade ladders to harvest honey nestled under jagged overhangs. In spring, the honey contains a rare substance called… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

MEANWHILE IN THE JUNGLE Brazil began the first operations against Amazon deforestation since veteran leftist* Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office. *(a grassroots one not an astroturfer!) Lula has a lot to do apart from addressing the fact that ~50% of the country suffers from varying degrees of hunger.… Read more »

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

MASSIVE CARNAGE IN THE ANTIPODES COURTESY OF FIZZER AND THEIR LIEUTENANT VAXCINDER The real extent of NZ’s Mass Murder Most Foul is finally coming into stark reality. I can’t help wondering if this is another tip-off that caused Commissar Vaxcinder to jump ship as PM. She should be immediately arrested… Read more »

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
15 days ago

Translate those excess deaths to the US population, annualize it, and it would be a completely mind-boggling 370,000 in one f^%^$g year.

This would be the equivalent of witnessing 9/11 carnage regularly every 3 days for an entire year! And that’s just 2022.

YCHMTSU
Col

QC?
QC?
15 days ago

Hi Col mate 🙂 … I have been refraining me cute lil “S” not to say this … but if you feel strongly I am out of order, I deserved it! I’ll take the risk w a mate! there was a conspiracy back then… that if all else fails, ‘they’… Read more »

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
14 days ago
Reply to  QC?

No problemo at all QC – I have very similar fears. At the moment in NZ we have no recourse as a society or as individuals to protect ourselves from this corporate democide. The only positive is that at least ~30% of our population never took these toxins so we… Read more »

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QC?
QC?
14 days ago

Col mate

Have a look at this….

Africa Is Starkly Unvaccinated
https://colleenhuber.substack.com/p/africa-is-starkly-unvaccinated

sad very sad … what to do?!

be well be safe

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
14 days ago
Reply to  QC?

All good QC… I have no issues with this information. The 31 countries out of a total of 53, that used Ivermectin regularly for treating onchocerciasis, had significantly lower morbidity and mortality. There was a conclusive metadata study amongst multiple countries. In essence, it was an enormous field trial involving… Read more »

QC?
QC?
14 days ago

Hi Col mate 🙂 lots of good stuff there 🙂 read through twice but will defer to other time for more discussion… very important life and death subject here… this Daily is almost up… seeking your opinion (insider info?) for the next ‘meet-up’ –> do you think ‘they’ are gonna… Read more »

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Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
14 days ago
Reply to  QC?

Yeah QC… given that just the US alone operates more than 200 military biological labs across the globe, in at least 25 different countries with a combined budget of multi $ billions, then it is hard to believe that they are not routinely experimenting and releasing all manner of nasties.… Read more »

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AHH
AHH
14 days ago

An interesting read from Amb. MKB on the shifting India-Pakistan-China triangle. In short, as Pakistan circles the drain due to obstinate clinging to the Titanic, shutting off national grids at night “to save on fuel costs” (as they lack any subsidy from Russia or Gulf “brothers,”) its young, photogenic, female… Read more »

Anil
Anil
14 days ago

Hi, AHH, I was not aware of any concerns with exposure of honey to metal, but on doing a search, I see prolonged exposure is not recommended, because honey has a pH of about 3.2 to 4.5. So I am getting a wooden spoon from Amazon! One of many links… Read more »

AHH
AHH
14 days ago
Reply to  Anil

Thx! 👍🏼I ordered wooden spoons too. We take a small spoonful each morning in our home.. honey really is an enduring blessing, like the Black Seed a remedy for most ailments. It was found still edible in pharaonic tombs after several millennia. I treated a complicated patient who failed western… Read more »

Anil
Anil
14 days ago

Hi, Col, read your comments on the Covid subject, and both your articles on Gary Moller’s blog, from last year. Have to give you credit for the depth of your research, your persistence and your passion. I am a semi-retired engineer in the Toronto area, so much of the information… Read more »

Anil
Anil
14 days ago

Hi, Col, in this circle of folks in this blog, thanks to Amarynth, I feel there is enough knowledge and tolerance and integrity to have a section or page dedicated to the issues concerning Covid. Similar to what Amarynth has in mind for issues concerning food and health. Trust and… Read more »

Col...'the farmer from NZ'
Col...'the farmer from NZ'
14 days ago
Reply to  Anil

Hi Anil… in reply to both of your posts – point by point… I see you are an engineer… my observation throughout life is that engineers tend to be very good at problem-solving even in seemingly completely unrelated disciplines such as finance, economics, and other areas as well. As you… Read more »

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Anil
Anil
14 days ago

AHH, the Indian/Pakistani divide is a tricky subject. I remember as a kid, about 10 or so, on a mango tree in the forest in Tanzania, after plucking a bunch of ripe mangos and dropping them to my friends to catch, they suddenly shout “black mamba!”, and scoot off. Decisions,… Read more »

AHH
AHH
14 days ago
Reply to  Anil

What you say makes sense. A considerable portion of Muslim elites have been hijacked by MI6 and CIA, but using the allure of the Golden West, with streets paved of gold and other Hollywood glamour (lol!) Like Russians who largely didn’t visit the West 1917-1991 it was easy to sell… Read more »

Anil
Anil
13 days ago

Salty Dawg, that was good information on honey as a plant innoculant. And Melipona sounds interesting.
And Sudhi, about the mad honey from Nepal, maybe I will hold off from trying it, for now!