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Putin’s Now Purged The West From The Kremlin

It came as the biggest shock of the day on Wednesday. The Russian government resigned. The day before President Vladimir Putin gave his State of the Nation address and outlined a slate of constitutional changes.

(Tom Luongo) Putin’s plan is to devolve some of the President’s overwhelming power to the legislature and the State Council, while beefing up the Constitutional Court’s ability to provide checks on legislation.

From TASS:

In Wednesday’s State of the Nation Address, Putin put forward a number of initiatives changing the framework of power structures at all levels, from municipal authorities to the president. The initiatives particularly stipulate that the powers of the legislative and judicial branches, including the Constitutional Court, will be expanded. The president also proposed to expand the role of the Russian State Council. Putin suggested giving the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) the right to approve the appointment of the country’s prime minister, deputy prime ministers and ministers.

The bigger shock was that in response to this Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev dissolved the current government willingly and resigned as Prime Minister.

Within hours Putin recommended Federal Tax Service chief, Mikhail Mishustin as Prime Minister. The State Duma approved Putin’s recommendation and Mishustin was sworn in by Putin all within a day.

While this came on suddenly it also shouldn’t be a surprise. These changes have been discussed for months leading up to Putin’s speech. And it’s been clear for the past few years that Putin has been engaged in the second phase of his long-term plan to first rebuild and then remake Russia during his time in office.

The first phase was rescuing Russia from economic, societal and demographic collapse. It was in serious danger of this when Putin took over from Boris Yeltsin.

It meant regaining control over strategic state resources, rebuilding Russia’s economy and defense, stabilizing its population, getting some semblance of political control within the Kremlin and bringing hope back to a country in desperate need of it.

Hostile analysts, both domestic and foreign, criticized Putin constantly for his tactics. Russia’s reliance on its base commodities sectors to revive its economy was seen as a structural weakness. But, an honest assessment of the situation begs the question, “How else was Putin going to back Russia away from the edge of that abyss?”

These same experts never seem to have an answer.

And when those critics were able to answer, since they were people connected to monied interests in the West who Putin stymied from continuing to loot Russia’s natural wealth, their answer was usually to keep doing that.

Don’t kid yourself, most of the so-called Russia experts out there are deeply back to Wall St. through one William Browder and his partner-in-crime Mikhail Khordokovsky.

Nearly all of them in the U.S. Senate are severely compromised or just garden variety neocons still hell-bent on subjugating Russia to their hegemonic plans.

Their voices should be discounted heavily since they are the same criminals actively destroying U.S. and European politics today.

In the West these events were spun to suggest Putin is consolidating power. The initial reports were that he would remove the restraint on Presidential service of two consecutive terms. And that this would pave the way to his staying in office after his current term expires in 2024.

That, as always when regarding Russia, is the opposite of the truth. Putin’s recommendation is to remove the word “consecutive” from the Constitution making it clear that a President can only ever serve two terms. Moreover, that president will have had to have lived in Russia for the previous 25 years.

No one will be allowed to rule Russia like he has after he departs the office. Because Putin understands that the Russian presidency under the current constitution is far too powerful and leaves the country vulnerable to a man who isn’t a patriot being corrupted by that power.

There are a number of issues that most commentators and analysts in the West do not understand about Putin. Their insistence on presenting Putin only in the worst possible terms is tired and nonsensical to anyone who spends even a cursory amount of time studying him.

These events of the past couple of days in Russia are the end result of years of work on Putin’s part to purge the Russian government and the Kremlin of what The Saker calls The Atlanticist Fifth Column.

And they have been dug in like ticks in a corrupt bureaucracy that has taken Putin the better part of twenty years to tame.

It’s been a long and difficult road that even I only understand the surface details of. But it’s clear that beginning in 2012 or so, Putin began making the shift towards the next phase of Russia’s strategic comeback.

And that second phase is about taking a stable Russia and elevating its institutions to a more sustainable model.

Once birth rates improved and demographic collapse was averted, the next thing to do was to reform an economy rightly criticized for being too heavily dependent on oil and gas revenues.

And that is a much tougher task.

It meant getting control over the Russian central bank and the financial sector. Putin was given that opportunity during the downturn in oil prices in 2014.

Using the crisis as an opportunity Putin began the decoupling of Russia’s economy from the West. During the early boom years of his Presidency oil revenue strengthened both the Russian state coffers and the so-called oligarchs who Putin was actively fighting for control.

He warned the CEO’s of Gazprom, Rosneft and Sberbank that they were too heavily exposed to the U.S. dollar this way in the years leading up to the crash in oil prices in 2014-16.

And when the U.S. sanctioned Russia in 2014 over the reunification with Crimea these firms all had to come to Putin for a bailout. Their dollar-denominated debt was swapped out for euro and ruble debt through the Bank of Russia and he instructed the central bank to allow the ruble to fall, to stop defending it.

Taking the inflationary hit was dangerous but necessary if Russia was to become a truly independent economic force.

Since then it’s been a tug of war with the IMF-trained bureaucracy within the Bank of Russia to set monetary policy in accordance with Russia’s needs not what the international community demanded.

That strong Presidency was a huge boon. But, now that the job is mostly done, it can be an albatross.

Putin understands that a Russia flush with too much oil money is a Russia ruled by that money and becomes lazy because of that money. Contrary to popular opinion, Putin doesn’t want to see oil prices back near $100 per barrel.

Because Russia’s comparative advantage in oil and gas is so high relative to everyone else on the world stage and to other domestic industries that money retards innovation and investment in new technologies and a broadening of the Russian domestic economy.

And this has been Putin’s focus for a while now. Oil and gas are geostrategic assets used to shore up Russia’s position as a regional power, building connections with its new partners while opening up new markets for Russian businesses.

But it isn’t the end of the Russian story of the future, rather the beginning.

And the slow privatization of those industries is happening, with companies like Gazprom and Rosneft selling off excess treasury shares to raise capital and put a larger share of them into public hands.

Again, this is all part of the next stage of Russia’s development and democratizing some of the President’s power has to happen if Russia is going to survive him leaving the stage.

Because it is one thing to have a man of uncommon ability and patriotism wielding that power responsibly. It’s another to believe Russia can get another man like Putin to take his place.

So, Putin is again showing his foresight and prudence in pushing for these changes now. It shows that he feels comfortable that this new structure will insulate Russia from external threats while strengthening the domestic political scene.

Gilbert Doctorow has an excellent early reaction to this dramatic turn by Putin which I encourage everyone to read in full. The subtle point he makes is:

To understand what comes next, you have to take into account a vitally important statement which Putin made a few moments before he set out his proposed constitutional reforms. He told his audience that his experience meeting with the leaders of the various Duma parties at regular intervals every few weeks showed that all were deeply patriotic and working for the good of the country. Accordingly, he said that all Duma parties should participate in the formation of the cabinet.

And so, we are likely to see in the coming days that candidates for a number of federal ministries in the new, post-Medvedev cabinet will be drawn precisely from parties other than United Russia. In effect, without introducing the word “coalition” into his vocabulary, Vladimir Putin has set the stage for the creation of a grand coalition to succeed the rule of one party, United Russia, over which Dimitri Medvedev was the nominal chairman.

The end result of this move to devolve the cabinet appointments to the whole of the Duma is to ensure that a strong President which Putin believes is best for Russia is tempered by a cabinet drawn from the whole of the electorate, including the Prime Minister.

That neither opens the door to dysfunctional European parliamentary systems nor closes it from a strong President leading Russia during crisis periods.

Once the amendments to the constitution are finalized Putin will put the whole package to a public vote.

This is the early stage of this much-needed overhaul of Russia’s constitutional order and the neocons in the West are likely stunned into silence knowing that they can no longer just wait Putin out and sink their hooks into his most likely successor.

Sometimes the most important changes occur right under our noses, right out in the open. Contrast that with the skullduggery and open hostility of the political circus in D.C. and you can which direction the two countries are headed.

Source: ZeroHedge

Long Tail Target

(Bison Prepper) Today I want to talk about Virginia and mass gun confiscation. Yes, I know. Again. But I think I’m approaching it from an angle few have covered. Rather than a civil war 2, electronic boogaloo, why does this have to be a war against our oppressors? It can be just a war against logistics. Obviously, that has been discussed. You don’t fight the tanks, you fight the fuel depot or fuel drivers. But I’m talking about taking the whole system down, to get to the people who would be fighting you. To save the village, we had to burn the bitch down.

I’m not really sure what to make of Virginia. I know the communists are really sure of themselves, financed by Soro’s and Bloomberg. They manufacture a crisis and impose massive gun control, on the original California model. But I also think those humpers are financed by the bankers. Is the gun control a stop on the road towards dictatorship, or is it simple a distraction for those armed and willing, as the economic collapse starts burning hot? Was the attack on the Iranian general a distraction just as the central bank starts injecting One Friggin Trillion Dollars A Gott Damn WEEK???

Don’t misunderstand, I KNOW the elite want us disarmed. But do they not understand it is impossible and trying to take away the guns guarantees an early rebellion? The economy is already crap, White Deplorables are mere years from complete demographic replacement and know it, even if discussing race ist Verbodden. Do the elite really want to throw a match on that diminishing pool of gasoline? Wouldn’t it be easier and safer to just let it evaporate with time? Oh, and if you think I’m being hyperbolic with the above genocide timeline, you don’t know much history.

So, my question becomes, is this really the last clash of two uncompromising groups. Or is it just “distraction as usual”? I’m not sure anyone knows for sure, and believing either is equally dangerous to your health. Act too soon, or don’t act soon enough, and you are crushed. I don’t believe the US is a target worth fighting for. I think the wealth has pretty much been extracted. Oil peaked in 1971, and all the ore has been scrapped off the bottom of the barrel for near thirty years. The Amazon has better lumber and Argentina has better farmland.

The best thing any entity can do for themselves regarding the US is to crush it economically so that we stop stealing the dwindling supply of oil from the rest of the world ( mostly stole with Petrodollars ). That buys everyone else more time. What we import would give China 50% more oil. Russia knows she is nearing her second peak. Our own central bank, under the direction of Red Shield, is crushing America economically. Everyone just needs to wait. And I wonder if anyone would really WANT to take over our denuded destroyed land ( that condition is PRIOR to Boogaloo ).

There is little to exploit here that is worth the guerrilla war. The Federal Reserve already emptied Fort Knox, decades ago ( if you don’t believe that, I have a sweet bridge to sell you. I’ll even insure the maintenance with a Douche Bank derivatives contract-HA! ). The middle class has already been wiped out and still has no clue ( see how much value is left in that pension fund you think is going to pay you ). The banks are almost through here, probably still trying just to avert us starting a nuclear war, and no other country cares enough to intervene.

You WANT your hubris filled unicorn fantasies to Keep America Special ( Ed ) to be true. We WERE special, and not in a politically correct “nourish the retards” kind of way ( sorry, General Darwin says, no retards in the pool, not even the shallow end ). But the collapse of the empire is over fifty years old, militarily and economically ( well, duh!, and obviously culturally ). You can’t honestly think we get any more time. What we need to do is work WITH this trend rather than against it. HELP the infrastructure collapse, don’t keep hoping we have time left to enjoy it.

Let me try to be clear, here. I do NOT advocate rebellion. Mostly, not JUST because it is illegal, is because no one is on your side and they will turn on you. You’ll have no support group. What I am saying is that if you choose to fight back, do it the smart way. Don’t fight people. Fight the long tail of logistics. Burn it all down. Even if you cannot use it to survive, the enemy cannot use it against you. The system is collapsing anyway. By not clinging to the last bitter years of the infrastructure, you might stand a fighting chance of surviving.

I hope you understand that EVERYTHING has been weaponized against you. Politics, obviously. Even Orange Man gets a woody despite his problematic prostrate over the prospects of Red Flag laws. If he ain’t fighting them, he supports them. You are with us or against us, you rich asswhore blue blood New York City resident former Democrat, former Hilary best buddy. Well, not SO former Hilary buddy ( EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF ).

Your culture has been used against you. Your women (and biological family-through greed in case it wasn’t obvious ). Your need for employment. Your military and other institutions. Even your desire to arm and protect yourself is used against you ( forcing you to move out of the coastal/Blue areas and away from employment ). The latest is the distraction of all the former free states being taken over by Force Blue and turned into Turd World crap holes. Yes, Aesop, we will all be California soon, and you’ll have more company.

To counter this In The Rear View Mirror reality, we talk tough, beating our chests and proclaiming we are part of Team Boogaloo. It is 99% bluff, fooling ourselves. No one is going to fight back until hungry, because ( see above on weaponized culture ) we think we are Americans and don’t want to fight other Americans. You probably were in the military and don’t want to fight them. We appreciate cops, as 90% of them-at least outside the Blue cities-are good guys placing their lives on the line.

The problem is that THEY will fight, before you do. You are already defeated and don’t understand it. Hence, my suggestion to fight the long tail, not the people. Really, it is on par with shooting a road sign full of buckshot. It is monkeywrenching, on a patriotic rather than environmental level. The only issue is you cannot half-ass it. EVERYTHING must be destroyed, to deny any supplies to the enemy ( who are living among you ). Show those limousine liberals what freezing in the dark is like, by taking their grid down ( which means yours is down also ). Show the cops who would enforce gun confiscation laws that their families will suffer from their choices even as yours does.

Source: Bison Prepper

Quincy Adams Wagstaff Prepper Lecture For The 2020’s

Wherever you’re reading this, you’ve had unmistakable evidence that things aren’t going to go all rosy. Perhaps ever again. Perhaps just for a long dark winter of the soul, and/or of the entire civilization. There has been more than one Dark Age period in human history, and they will happen again. You may very well get to see this firsthand, and experience life amidst it. Howsoever long or briefly.

You’ve had a respite of some 37 months to get your metaphysical crap together in one bag, and use the time prudently.

If you’ve squandered that lead time, woe unto you.

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The USMCA, Virginia and the Possible Deployment of U.N. Troops Against Gun Owners

(David Risselada) As the situation in Virginia continues to escalate the possibility that they are deliberately trying to lure patriots into committing acts of violence must be considered. It is the Hegelian dialectic at play ̶ create the problem by criminalizing legal gun owners, provoke the reaction and offer the solution. The final solution that is, the merging of the United States into a one world order headed by the United Nations. As crazy as that sounds, the groundwork for such a merger is well established after the United States committed itself to United Nation objectives with the signing of the United Nations Participation Act in 1945.

UN vehicles have been being spotted near Lexington, Virginia as well as across the states of Ohio, Virginia, West VA and North Carolina.

This law committed the United States to full participation in the U.N. while authorizing the president to appoint representatives and commit the United States military to conflicts based on U.N. objectives. To be more specific, congress would retain the power to determine the size and terms of military deployments but the power to determine what would constitute the type of crisis warranting their use would be solely up to the United Nations Security Council. That is a huge loss of American sovereignty in and of itself because the power to wage war, according to the U.S. Constitution, rests with the United States Congress alone. It was because of the provisions of this law that President Truman was able to commit troops to the Korean War without the consent of congress and instead, the vote of the U.N. Security Council on the pretext of an international emergency.  The same could be said for many of the wars and police actions that would soon follow.

Dave Hodges, of the Common Sense Show, and Mike Adams of NewsTarget.com are claiming that they have uncovered evidence of a conspiracy to deploy U.N. troops in Virginia to confiscate firearms which democrats intent to outlaw. No solid evidence was provided by either Hodges or Adams. Hodges in fact, is infamous for publishing alarming articles claiming his information came from “his inside sources.” The idea that the U.N. would be used against Americans in gun confiscation is not new and is something that in the past, was likely to have one labeled as a conspiracy theorist. Sadly, all the pieces are in place for such an event to occur and because most gun owners in America have discredited the idea as a grand conspiracy, we will be caught playing catch up.

Many laws and policy objectives have been put in place that have led us to where we are now. Despite opposition from the public, the gun control agenda is gaining steam and more and more states are introducing legislation to outlaw semi-automatic firearms. In 1961 the U.S. government passed public law 87-297, the Arms Control and Disarmament Act. This is interesting because the law specifically states that there shall be no laws authorizing the reduction of our armed forces or the prohibiting of the civilian ownership of arms unless pursuant to the treaty making powers of the President. The House, after staging the fake impeachment spectacle, approved the finalization of the new trade deal with Mexico and Canada, the USMCA. This trade agreement further surrenders our sovereignty to the U.N. despite it being hailed as one of the great things Trump has done for the country. If this new treaty does create a so called North American Union under the control of the United Nations, then the situation in Virginia could easily be declared an “international emergency” giving them the sole authority to deploy peace keeping troops. As conspiratorial as it may sound this is laid out in law. There was also the U.N. Arms treaty. President Trump was hailed as being pro-gun when he withdrew from the treaty, which John Kerry signed as Secretary of State. In truth, it doesn’t matter if Trump withdrew from it if the USMCA becomes the law of the land.

The Arms treaty has several provisions which allow for nations who have signed on to appeal to the United Nations for help in disarmament affairs with nations that haven’t.

 Article 16, International Assistance

In implementing this Treaty, each State Party may seek assistance including legal or legislative assistance, institutional capacity-building, and technical, material or financial assistance. Such assistance may include stockpile management, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programs, model legislation, and effective practices for implementation. Each State Party in a position to do so shall provide such assistance, upon request. Each State Party may request, offer or receive assistance through, inter alia, the United Nations, international, regional, sub regional or national organizations, non-governmental organizations, or on a bilateral basis. A voluntary trust fund shall be established by States Parties to assist requesting States Parties requiring international assistance to implement this Treaty. Each State Party is encouraged to contribute resources to the fund.

The treaty also states that the ownership of firearms by civilians would be respected based on a nation’s laws. This is a provision that led many people to the false belief that it would have no effect upon U.S. citizens. As noted earlier, if the USMCA becomes the law of the land and the U.S., Canada and Mexico are merged into one entity, our constitution and bill of rights would be rendered virtually meaningless. Many states are now in the process of outlawing firearms, as noted earlier. Furthermore, the text in article 16 of the Arms Treaty could enable Mexico and Canada, who both have signed the treaty, to appeal to the U.N. for help in forcing the disarming of American citizens. American gun owners are being portrayed as radical extremists and our guns, as the cause of Mexico’s violence. Also, consider that every state with high rates of gun violence and strict gun laws, blames the neighboring states that do not. This is all deliberate propaganda to create the justification for U.N. involvement. Don’t forget that the Obama Administration signed many localities on to the U.N. Strong Cities Network, which puts international organizations in control of local law enforcement agencies. Is there a connection between this and what is happening in Virginia? That is unclear. Virginia has no cities listed as being members. New York, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Colorado however, are listed as being members in the Strong Cities Network.  

While Hodges and Adams may not provide the direct quotes or sources of their claims, the stage is indeed being set for possible use of U.N. troops on our soil. This writer is making no claim that he knows of any plans, he is only providing the documented evidence which suggests the possibility. This is evidence that has been ignored for far too long on the grounds that it is nothing more than a whacked-out conspiracy theory. Too many people have lived under the misguided notion that it could never happen here. Something is happening and the situation is going to escalate, and it could very well be deemed an international emergency by the U.N., enabling them to deploy their peace keeping troops.

Source: by David Risselada | In Defense Of Our Nation

Welcome To The Flaming 2020’s

Forward Looking Infrared video (FLIR) shows U.S. Marines landing in MV-22B Osprey aircraft at The U.S. Embassy in Iraq as a crisis response force to protect it from ‘protesters’ during heightened tensions on December 31, 2019.

Approximately 100 Marines were deployed to protect the U. S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq after ‘protesters’ stormed the embassy gates trying to get inside the perimeter. The protests are in response to U.S. airstrikes on Iranian backed militia. The U.S. airstrikes were a response to earlier rocket attacks by the militia which killed an American contractor and injured several U.S. service members.

YouTube Issues New Rules Prohibiting Criticism Of Sexual Perverts

(Ethan Huff) On December 11, Google-owned YouTube published an announcement entitled, “An update to our harassment policy” that explains how “borderline content,” including anything other than full acceptance of and agreement with the LGBTQ agenda, is now a punishable offense on the world’s most popular video platform.

In the interest of “raising up authoritative voices” and making YouTube “a special place,” YouTube is implementing a new rule that prohibits “harassment,” which the Silicon Valley tech giant defines as anything that “suggests violence” or includes “demeaning language.”

You’re probably thinking: What, exactly, constitutes demeaning language? YouTube says it’s anything that “goes too far,” including content that “maliciously insults someone based on protected attributes such as their race, gender expression, or sexual orientation.”

“This applies to everyone,” YouTube further explains, “from private individuals, to YouTube creators, to public officials.”

Not only is YouTube content, meaning videos and their publishers, being targeted with this new policy, but also YouTube comments. Should you dare to make a negative comment about “wax my balls” trans-activist Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv, for instance, you could end up in the YouTube slammer.

If you’re a YouTube content creator with a monetized channel who makes such comments on other videos, you, too, could be labeled a “harasser” and have your channel demonetized or completely shut down without warning – all to make YouTube “a special place.”

“Harassment hurts our community by making people less inclined to share their opinions and engage with each other,” YouTube contends about why these changes are necessary.

“We remain committed to our openness as a platform and to ensuring that spirited debate and a vigorous exchange of ideas continue to thrive here. However, we will not tolerate harassment.”

Meanwhile, Female Superiority On YouTube Is Welcomed As “Brave” And “Empowering”

Based on the way this YouTube statement is written, it’s clear that this anti-harassment policy only applies to those opposed to the LGBTQ agenda. LGBTQs who harass Christians and other “enemies” will continue to be protected by YouTube as a special free speech class that will never be scrutinized.

It also doesn’t apply to female supremacists, of which there are many operating monetized channels on YouTube, according to National File‘s Kari Donovan.

“The update said YouTube had already been implementing the process for almost a year, saying, ‘We’ve continued to fine-tune our systems to make sure we catch truly toxic comments, not just anything that’s negative or critical,’” Donovan writes, revealing YouTube’s disturbingly subjective criteria for identifying “toxic comments” on its platform.

“However, as of Wednesday afternoon, it appears that YouTube is targeting a specific audience for punishment, anyone who says anything anti-LGBTQ, with their updated policies because there are numerous female superiority videos found hosted on the site.”

According to YouTube, its existing policies prior to the implementation of this new one resulted in the platform removing some 16 million comments in just the third quarter of this year. With this new anti-harassment policy, YouTube expects “this number to increase in future quarters.”

“Channels that repeatedly brush up against our harassment policy will be suspended from YPP (YouTube Partner Program), eliminating their ability to make money on YouTube,” YouTube says.

“We may also remove content from channels if they repeatedly harass someone. If this behavior continues, we’ll take more severe action including issuing strikes, or terminating a channel altogether.”

Be sure to check out Brighteon.com, the free speech alternative to YouTube, where you’ll never have to worry about any of this anti-free speech nonsense.

Source: by Ethan Huff | Humans Are Free