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Developing Developments James Howard Kuntsler (Lee)
The Stagflationary Debt Crisis Is Here Nouriel Roubini Project Syndicate
New Not-So-Cold War
Our Nuclear Options National Review
How the War in Ukraine Ends Benjamin Studebaker
Ukraine’s ambassador to Germany is not having it. pic.twitter.com/JA1Cq2nr0m
— Vera Bergengruen (@VeraMBergen) October 3, 2022
This is not a joke. American think-tankers are *seriously* claiming that Musk is Putin’s envoy.
And that Elon just delivered Putin’s peace proposal over Twitter.
We. are. not. a. serious. country. https://t.co/rFfjCgavrT
— Clint Ehrlich (@ClintEhrlich) October 4, 2022
It’s Only a Conspiracy Theory when It Accuses the US Government Caitlin Johnstone (Kevin W)
South Korea’s Famed Chiron Missile Systems Will Soon Guard Ukrainian Airspace – Reports Military Watch Magazine
Donald J. Trump v. United States of America The full application before the USSC.
Realignment and Legitimacy
Nearly Half the Country Now Has Serious Doubts about the FBI The Hill “Approval of the FBI is highest among voters with annual incomes above $200,000”
It was never a real “fear” grounded in policy critique, it was just a partisan attack on Trump. Hillary played up “TRUMP WILL START WORLD WAR III” in 2016 even as she called for a No Fly Zone in Syria. They’ve always supported pro-WWIII policy under the right political conditions https://t.co/qBV7pgQgyv
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 4, 2022
Imperial Collapse Watch
Democrats en déshabillé
What the fuck are you writing a book for? You didn’t accomplish shit yet
— Revolutionary Blackout Network🥋 (@SocialistMMA) October 4, 2022
Police State Watch
Our Famously Free Press
Where are the “cancel culture” warriors? 🦗🦗🦗 pic.twitter.com/5reB2kpZzj
— rafael shimunov (@rafaelshimunov) October 4, 2022
Housing Market in Chaos on 2008 Crash Anniversary (video) Breaking Points (Flora)
The past three(-ish) weeks in US unions, September 10th-October 2nd, 2022 Who Gets the Bird?
Groves of Academe
Elon Flips the Script Platformer
In 1978, Mark Gubin painted this on his roof. His building is next to the airport in Milwaukee. It is still confusing passengers to this day. pic.twitter.com/xXiDwjclzO
— jim rose circus (@jimrosecircus1) October 4, 2022
Antidote du jour (via):
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.