“Whaever is doable is financially affordable”, alegia, “Egingarria den edozer eskuragarria da finantzen aldetik.”
“Whar matters is resoursez, not money”, alegia, “Axola duena baliabideak dira, ez dirua.”
Hona hemen informazio pixka bat gehiago:
Warren Mosler, 1996
Comments on the Current U.S. Budget Debate
The assumptions underlying the current budget debate are erroneous….
It is only after the deficit begins to expand again that the economy recovers. The historical correlation is 100%….
Contrary to general perception, fiat money is driven by the fact that taxpayers need the government’s money to pay their taxes. … so it can obtain the real goods and services it desires via the spending of its currency.
…. Treasury spending is a reserve add. Selling securities, by the Fed or Treasury, is simply a reserve drain, a monetary operation. This underlies the empirical evidence that nations can run any debt ratios they want, in their own fiat currencies, and still “fund the debt.”
How large a deficit is prudent? …., the government could offer a job to anyone who wanted one, at some minimum rate of pay deemed appropriate, and let the deficit float. This would end unemployment and unemployment compensation, eliminate the need for minimum wage laws, and promote price stability,…
The Federal debt is all the money spent but not taxed. …
The current budget debate is based on erroneous assumptions. Washington does not understand fiat money. Until it does, efforts to reduce the deficit will continue, and the economy will continue to underperform.
Randall Wray (segida)
WAR: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg revealed that Russia offered not to invade Ukraine if the alliance would agree to deny Zelenskyy membership. Our refusal triggered the war – we are complicit.
FM #Lavrov: The #US and its allies have been interfering in #Ukraine’s domestic affairs in a blatant and open manner since the dissolution of the USSR, when independent states replaced it. https://mid.ru/ru/foreign_pol
Crimea will return to its native harbor back in 1954: “The working group of the Crimean parliament has completed the preparation of a draft request to the Constitutional Court of Russia on compliance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the repeal of the USSR law of April 26, 1954 on the transfer of Crimea to the Ukrainian SSR. The request is planned to be accepted at one of the next plenary sessions of the autumn session of the Crimean parliament, and then sent to the Constitutional Court. The authors of the request emphasize that the peninsula was transferred to Ukraine in 1954 illegally, with gross violations of three constitutions – the USSR, the RSFSR and the Ukrainian SSR, therefore the abolition of this decision will restore historical justice”
When realism steps back in: “Ukraine banned the political parties, they’ve invaded churches, they’ve arrested priests, so no, it isn’t a democracy, it’s a corrupt regime”
-US Senator Rand Paul
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704898303773860053
Pretty much what my take was back in February: https://globaltimes.cn/page/202302/1285063.shtml
The Pentagon has admitted that a Chinese balloon that crossed into US territory in February was not spying; it was likely accidentally blown off course by wind. But Washington and the media milked this manufactured scandal for new cold war propaganda. https://geopoliticaleconomy.com/2023/09/20/ch
When it’s convenient we’re told Russia is a pitiful country with a weak economy and a military with old weapons and incompetent leadership
When it comes time to give more money to Ukraine, Russia becomes a powerhouse that must be stopped or they’ll take over all of Europe
Belgian left-wing MEP to Ursula von der Leyen: “100 millions Europeans are at risk of poverty and you’re giving away billions to arms manufacturers”.
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704804421182365865
Predictably, the NY Times’ analysis of the crisis in Canada-India relations is divorced from reality.
The NYT assumes that Canada acts independently of the U.S. government, but everyone knows that Canada is a U.S. vassal.
It’s highly unlikely that Trudeau made this grave accusation against India without Biden’s prior approval.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay Patrushev has accused the Anglo-Saxons of unleashing genocide against the Russian-speaking population in Ukraine: https://vk.cc/cr3NpT
The West laughed five years ago when Russia developed hypersonic missiles. But “nobody’s laughing now” – former CIA analyst Larry Johnson.
He referred to the moment in March 2022 when the Russian military hit a base in western Ukraine with one of its hypersonic missiles..
The guys from the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff were shocked. They couldn’t believe it. They were not warned. Where did this come from? This baffled them. <…> Thus, the Russians have given a clear signal that they have already developed at least two types of hypersonic weapons.
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704895032057094249
Wow, incredible how the tide turns! Poland announces it will no longer arm Ukraine and Polish President Duda compared Ukraine to a “drowning person” capable of bringing down those who try to help.
FM #Lavrov: When the Cold War came to an end, the US-led collective West appropriated the right to rule the destinies of the entire humankind and started ignoring the legacy of the #UN founding fathers more often and on an increasingly greater scale. https://mid.ru/ru/foreign_pol
FM Sergey #Lavrov: The rhetoric of our opponents is full of slogans such as “invasion” & “annexation.” They do not say a word about the inner reasons for the problem [in Ukraine] or the fact that for many years they nurtured a downright Nazi regime. https://t.me/MFARussia/17549
Poland’s President Duda compares Ukraine to a drowning man threatening to pull down those attempting to rescue him
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704890214403932273
All of those Ukrainian flags disappearing from twitter profiles…. The ship is sinking and they are fleeing. In the future when we will question them about why siding with Nazis, cheering 100s of thousands Ukrainians dying for the globalists….
We already know what they will answer…
Yes, but…, yes but…
We will answer :
“Stfu, we told you moron”
Ukraine is a money-laundering centre for the US-Military industrial complex, a laboratory for bio weapons experimentation, a project for the 4th Industrial Revolution and a key hold to threaten Russia. What it isn’t is a “democracy.”
Today, the Clinton Global Initiative announced their very own program to rebuild Ukraine. The US is sending the World Bank $25 billion. Then, the World Bank is sending money to the Clintons. And then the Clintons are sending it to Ukraine.
Joe Biden also just appointed a Democrat mega-donor to be the Ukraine reconstruction czar. Her qualifications? She’s a billionaire heiress who bankrolled Obama’s election. But don’t you dare ask where our $100 billion of aid went, because the Ukrainian army’s American trans “disinformation” czar says asking questions is treasonous.
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704310428153635145
On this day in 1973, Henry Kissinger is sworn in as US Secretary of State, his time in power led to unprecedented bloodshed:
-US carpet bombing of Cambodia, which killed between 150,000-500,000 civilians, Kissinger approved each of the 3875 bombing raids between 1969-70
-Gave the green light for Pakistan to launch its brutal killings in Bangladesh, which led to 3 million deaths
-Approved Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ against left-wing Argentinians, which killed around 30,000 people -Oversaw many of the years of the US bombing of Laos, in which the United States dropped 260 million bombs on the country, which killed an estimated 200,000
-Oversaw the Nixon years of the US’ imperial was on Vietnam, the final death toll of the war was 2.5-3 million Vietnamese deaths
-Helped organise Augusto Pinochet’s fascist coup in Chile, thousands killed in the formative years of Pinochet’s regime
-Gave the green light for Indonesia to invade East Timor, resulting in a brutal occupation that would last 24 years.
Hundreds of thousands died.
Stop lecturing us, Guinea leader to UN General Assembly
Guinea’s leader, Col Mamady Doumbouya, has said the Western model of democracy does not work in Africa, as he defended the use of military intervention.
He told the UN General Assembly in New York that the continent was suffering from a “model of governance that has been imposed on us” and which was “having trouble adapting to our reality”.
“It is time to stop lecturing us and stop treating us with condescension like children,” he added.
Col Doumbouya took power in a coup in 2021, ousting President Alpha Condé. He defended taking that action to the UN assembly saying it was “to save our country from complete chaos”.
FM Sergey Lavrov: All of us should acknowledge our responsibility for the future of our Organisation & the world. When global leaders signed the UN Charter they agreed to respect the sovereign equality of all states be they big or small, rich or poor. https://is.gd/VMQIZk
Say whatever you want about China but Chinese leaders do not shake hands with the leaders of other nations and then murder them
The latest cover of The Economist.
Apparently, the West has finally given up on that ‘lost cause’ in Ukraine. It’s just heartwarming to see all those warmonger publications making the shift.
Poor Zelensky, they’re just itching to stab him in the back and move on.
And let’s not forget the ‘tiny’ detail of 400.000 Ukrainians who won’t be around to witness it…..
New reporting from Seymour Hersh: “An American intelligence official I spoke with… told me, ‘The war is over. Russia has won. There is no Ukrainian offensive anymore, but the White House and the American media have to keep the lie going. The truth is if the Ukrainian army is ordered to continue the offensive, the army would mutiny. The soldiers aren’t willing to die any more, but this doesn’t fit the B.S. that is being authored by the Biden White House.’ ”
Russia has introduced restrictions on the export of gasoline and diesel fuel from September 21, the press service of the government reported: https://vk.cc/cr3Tcz
My full exclusive interview with @RT_com in Moscow.
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704784313181475166
Sometimes my very, very very Junior Senator gets something right: “We cannot continue to put the needs of other countries above our own. We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy. And we certainly cannot save Ukraine by fighting a war with Russia.”
Live Not by Lies@Dana35300026
Rand Paul mentioned the persecution of the Ukrianian Orthodox Church during a statement in Congress:
“I will not consent to any expedited passage of any spending bill that provides any more American aid to Ukraine…borrowing money from China to send it to Ukraine makes no sense….
Since the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine the American taxpayers provided Ukraine with $113 billion…or $223 million per day…
I will not let them shut down the government so more money can be sent to Ukriane…
The longer this conflict continues, the greater the risk that miscalculation or purposeful escalation draws the US into direct conflict with Russia…
Ukraine is far from a shining example of democracy… citing national security concerns, Zelensky has banned Orthodox churches oriented towards the Russian Orthodox Church and has ordered Ukrainian law enforcement to raid churches and arrest priests.
He has banned oppositional parties.
How can you have a democracy if you’re not going to have elections and you banned the opposition parties?
Everyday this was continues is another spin of the roulette wheel with another chance of stopping on Armageddon…we cannot continue to put the needs of other countries above our own. We cannot save Ukraine by dooming the US economy. And we certainly cannot save Ukraine by fighting a war with Russia.”
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704566729412608253
The BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs held their annual meeting on the margins of the #UNGA78. extended their full support to #Russia for its #BRICS Chairship in 2024 and holding of the XVI BRICS Summit in #Kazan, Russia.
Stoltenberg explained everything:
It’s not NATO that is aggressively expanding to the east, it’s the East that is joining NATO!
Well done, Stoltenberg. Now everything has become clear! It was not Russia that invaded Ukraine, but Ukraine that entered Russia.Only in parts.
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1704910419381370911
FM Sergey #Lavrov’s remarks at the #UNSC meeting: When the Cold War came to an end, the US-led so-called collective West appropriated the right to rule the destinies of the entire humankind & started ignoring the legacy of the #UN founding fathers. https://t.me/MFARussia/17549
My deepest apologies to the people of :
And of most Western countries…
I have been making too much fun of your leaders, I realize YOU are the first victims….of a complete rigged system. Waking up every morning knowing that clowns have hijacked your democracy must be depressing.
My sincere apologies, it is not about countries but about their leaders and the globalist elites that controls them. Here countries are tools, globalist elites don’t care about countries, on the contrary, their end game is to destroy nation states.
Poland will stop sending weapons to Ukraine as relations continue to deteriorate.
Whether it’s covering Tony Blair, Ukraine or Libya, the Guardian is consistently ‘one of the worst perpetrators of memory-hole journalism in the Western world’
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Ukraine is losing the war.
The war is unwinnable for Ukraine, and the West can’t keep supporting the Kiev regime indefinitely, says retired British Air Vice Marshal Sean Bell.
This is something the western mainstream media should be telling you.
But they won’t……
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1674804734601961473
FM #Lavrov: Today, the rhetoric of our opponents is full of slogans such as “invasion,” “aggression” and “annexation.” They do not say a word about the inner reasons for the problem, or the fact that for many years they nurtured a downright Nazi regime [in Ukraine].
The US/NATO orchestration of the 2014 Maidan coup in Ukraine. Victoria Nuland had a hand in every US intervention in the past 30 years. She knew about the far right militia’s, but decided to ignore this.
This is something the Western mainstream media should be telling you. But they won’t….
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1705207818687525041
Piecemeal reforms and “citizen agoras” will not address the fundamental absence of democracy at EU level. Citizens rejected the EU Constitution in 2005, but had it rammed down their throats by EU elites 3 years later as the Lisbon Treaty. Stop pretending this is democratic.oOooooo
Ukraine has become a Nazi infested shit hole – they do not even hide it anymore.
A new trend appeared on TikTok. Ukrainian Girls are lip sinking with a song: “Yes, I’m a real Nazi, I’ve been ‘dombing Bombass’ for eight years.” It’s a play-on-words “bombed Donbass”. They think it’s funny. Look at their age. Those UPA flags complete the picture.
Bideoa, hemen: https://twitter.com/i/status/1705231104196698309
Russia’s Defence Ministry:
The Kiev regime has launched a missile attack on Sevastopol this afternoon.
Russian air defence systems shot down five missiles. As a result of the attack, the historic HQ building of the Black Sea Fleet was damaged.
FM Sergey #Lavrov:
Those who divide the world into “democratic societies” and “autocracies,” contrary to the #UN Charter, should ask themselves which of the two the Kiev regime is.
But I do not expect them to answer.
The Economist says we must prepare for a forever war in Ukraine
The latest edition of The Economist outlines what the next phase of the Ukraine war will look like.
So here’s what you need to know about the future of the conflict — straight from the mouth of the Western agenda-setters themselves.
The Economist starts out by finally acknowledging that the counteroffensive — which it has been hyping for months — has been a catastrophic failure:
“Ukraine has liberated less than 0.25% of the territory that Russia occupied in June. The 1,000km front line has barely shifted”.
This is what 40,000 Ukrainians died for (official estimate, so probably more). And what’s worse, this was entirely predictable ― and indeed had been predicted. Absolutely unconscionable.
However, The Economist immediately goes on to say that:
“Asking for a ceasefire or peace talks is pointless. Vladimir Putin shows no sign of wanting to negotiate and, even if he did, could not be trusted to stick to a deal. … [A]ny ceasefire would simply be a pause to re-arm and get ready to attack again. If Ukrainians stop fighting, they could lose their country”.
That’s interesting because it is Russia that, in the months and weeks leading up to the invasion, repeatedly looked for a diplomatic solution to avoid war, only to be systematically dismissed by the West (“Putin’s continuing commitment to a peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian crisis was … evident”, writes historian Geoffrey Roberts in a study for the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies: https://jmss.org/article/view/76584/56335); and it is Russia that, in the weeks following the invasion, engaged in several diplomatic initiatives that were systematically sabotaged by the West. As for using the ceasefire as a ploy to re-arm, well that’s exactly what Ukraine and the West have admitted to have used the Minsk agreements to do (https://unherd.com/thepost/were-the-minsk-agreements-designed-to-fail/) — so this seems like a classic case of projection at best.
That said, it is true that reaching an agreement now is harder because Washington’s derailment of peace talks early in the war have allowed Russia to gain a tactical advantage which now makes a negotiated settlement much more difficult to achieve. On top of the fact that Russia has many more reasons for not trusting the West than vice versa. But that’s no excuse for the West to not even consider sitting down at the negotiating table, of course.
So if there is no realistic basis to believe that Ukraine has the capacity to attain its stated strategic objective of reclaiming all (or any, at this point) Russian-controlled territories, as even The Economist admits, but peace (or even a ceasefire) is not an option — then what options are left? The Economist’s answer should send a spill down every European’s spine:
“Both Ukraine and its Western supporters are coming to realise that this will be a grinding war of attrition. … Both [Ukraine and its Western backers) are still fixated on the counter-offensive. They need to rethink Ukraine’s military strategy and how its economy is run. Instead of aiming to ‘win’ and then rebuild, the goal should be to ensure that Ukraine has the staying power to wage a long war — and can thrive despite it”.
In other words, a forever war of attrition that will do little to change the current boundaries, which will remain largely frozen.
This means shifting from actual battleground operation aimed at taking back territory to increasingly brazen attacks on Russia or Russian-controlled territories, especially Crimea, which are of little military value but have a high symbolic (propaganda) value. The recent drone attacks on Crimea and Black Sea targets are a good example. The question, of course, is how long Russia will continue to exercise restraint in the face of such attacks.
Meanwhile, the magazine says, Ukraine has to ramp up its defences: more missile systems, more missile-defence systems, more F-16, etc. — so the Western military-industrial complex can keep raking in massive profits. Finally — and this is probably the scariest part — The Economist warns that if American military assistance starts to wane (following a Trump victory, for example), then Europe must be ready “to step up further”:
“Europe will eventually need to carry more of the burden. That means beefing up its defence industry and reforming the EU’s decision-making so it can handle more members”.
There you have the brave new future envisioned by The Economist for Ukraine and Europe as a whole: a country, and a continent, slowly torn apart by a forever (proxy) war against Russia, and kept at bay by the looming shadow of nuclear conflict. Is this the world we want to live in?
Why The Government Has Infinite Money https://youtu.be/kFhKVCaadzE?si=NCUGNVyegSW42Tvk
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(A must watch!)