This Week with John and Steve

Another Batchelor-Cohen Cold War update.

Fri, Dec 6, 2019 - 3:57pm

It has been such a busy week that I completely forgot to post the audio of the latest Batchelor-Cohen Cold War update.

In correcting my oversight and posting this today, my hope is that you'll take some time to listen over the weekend...as I plan to do.

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RickshawETF
Dec 6, 2019 - 4:33pm

Gold!

Gold?

Where is Ukraine's gold? How much was there? 40 tonnes?

"And, it's gone."

NW VIEW
Dec 6, 2019 - 4:48pm

Snowflakes and their climate change!

The students are concerned (believe) that the world will end in less than 12 years. I have been hearing about the end of the world for much longer. When will someone rise up and say "all things are cleared and we are saved"?

We have the fears that we will all drown over the next 200 years:

https://www.climatecentral.org/pdfs/SLR-WA-PressRelease.pdf

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

California is worrying about being burned up or shaken to death from fault lines. Next we have the concerns over the fiat dollar and it becoming worthless. Oh what will the citizens do? The average American cannot raise $1000 and does not have the funds available to be planted when needed. What will America look like when a "reset" arrives and $1000 will only buy a pizza? What will the Social Security check be able to purchase? Who will pay their income taxes and property taxes and with what?

I was pondering over the commodities and how they are controlled. Gold and silver, grains and currency, beef and hogs and it appears that those who do not actually produce these items control the pricing. That is really amazing! We need to add about 50 new commodities to their list. Why not dump 50 trillion dollars of property taxes and fire insurance costs onto the market, driving the prices down? How about air line ticket costs, hotel rooms, vacation condos? I would like to see millions of new autos and even F-150 trucks dumped onto the markets. Yep, I know, these items will not be reduced. It is a bit of insanity that the other commodities are allowed to be controlled by those who do not produce them.

We could have local town meetings and announce that everything is just fine, and we will return to 1955 and that economy. That the snowflakes have seen the Light and now understand that they have be duped. We could tell them that Mr. Trump and Nancy have hugged and want to work together to heal America. That the climate has been changing from the beginning of time, it is normal and the sun makes those decisions. We could tell them that there is nothing about oil that is fossil. We could tell them that it is time to consider "global cooling"!

Oh well, it is Friday, and I (we) already feel like we are prepared for what we see coming. It takes more than a bug out bag to be able to stand in the coming era. jmo Jim

NW VIEW
Dec 6, 2019 - 5:12pm

My Field Report disappeared when saved.

It was about a woman, with a gun, at the artesian well today. Jim

Libero
Dec 8, 2019 - 9:27am

So Cohen feels there is no need for NATO

because NATO was established under the threat of the Soviet Union. And now that there is no longer a Soviet Union but a country called Russia, NATO is obsolete. But a country called Russia did invade Ukraine, nyet?

Always disappointed whenever I listen to these broadcasts. Nice to have the historical perspective and the psyche of Russian motives though.

SovereignLibero
Dec 9, 2019 - 4:36pm

Russia did NOT invade Ukraine!!!

...Crimea, in a democratic referendum, by a percentage of around 95% voted to return the Crimean region to Russian control.

The globalist propagandists have twisted this truth in order to perpetuate the "Russia, Russia, Russia!" agenda to pervert the US political discourse on relations between the US and Russia.

And, for the record, you will learn more truth and reality about the Russian situation from Stephen Cohen than you ever will from the Mockingbird MSM media.

COUNT ON IT!

LiberoSovereign
Dec 9, 2019 - 7:37pm

the facts: referendum was After the invasion

"

In late February 2014, just days after the end of the Maidan Revolution and Victor Yanukovych’s flight from Kyiv, “little green men”—a term coined by Ukrainians—began seizing key facilities on the Crimean peninsula. The little green men were clearly professional soldiers by their bearing, carried Russian weapons, and wore Russian combat fatigues, but they had no identifying insignia. Vladimir Putin originally denied they were Russian soldiers; that April, he confirmed they were.

By early March, the Russian military had control of Crimea. Crimean authorities then proposed a referendum, which was held on March 16. It proved an illegitimate sham. To begin with, the referendum was illegal under Ukrainian law. Moreover, it offered voters two choices: to join Russia, or to restore Crimea’s 1992 constitution, which would have entailed significantly greater autonomy from Kyiv. Those on the peninsula who favored Crimea remaining a part of Ukraine under the current constitutional arrangements found no box to check."

just the facts jack.

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2019/03/18/five-years-af...

DeaconBenjaminSovereign
Dec 9, 2019 - 8:15pm

Russia did invade Ukraine

Which is why Russia supplied:

  • the voting lists for the ballot places,
  • the ballots (in Russian, not Ukrainian),
  • the security at polling places (Russian military personnel)

They were in Crimea before the referendum occurred.

Which is not to say that the referendum would not have succeeded had these steps not been taken.

It would have likely passed by 70% or so even if the Crimean Tatars (subjects of Stalin's genocide, whose decendents were only allowed to return during perestroika near the end of the Soviet Union) and the Crimean Ukrainians decided to participate.

On the other hand, parallels between this referendum and that held in Austria regarding an earlier Anschluss are striking.

Finally, if you believe the referendum to be binding, ask yourself whether the Russians would deem another referendum in Ingushetia or Chechnya equally binding.

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