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  1. Modern Art and Shenanigans The phenomenon of the super-high price of modern art entangled with money laundering. No doubts in my mind. I'm not against modern art per se. I resonate with some of it and I have given good reasons here on OL. But a lot of it is pure trash. And that makes it perfect for money laundering. I mean, if the paintings get damaged, what loss is that to humanity? But I never figured that this money laundering process happened--or at least received a huge boost--due to the US government, specifically the CIA. Talk about a boneheaded story. But it happened. It goes something like this. In the fight against communism, some genius or other (like a Rockefeller or two and their clique) came to the conclusion that communist countries used naturalist art depicting real things and people. So what better way to show the people in communist countries what freedom looks like? At least in art? And with one fell swoop, the concept of freedom got exchanged for chaos and a huge money laundering operation began. The US government started sponsoring modern art events to show off American freedom. The more unintelligible and child-like the art, the better. I'm not making this up. And of course, the whole thing backfired. When taxpayers found out what they were paying for, boy did they get pissed. Then the CIA came in and saved (funded) the modern art operation for its own nefarious purposes. Laura Southern gives an outline of this mess in about 3 minutes. See 6:25 to 9:18 in the video below. (btw - That entire video is well worth watching if you are interested in PSYOPS and propaganda. It covers vampires and gay bombs--literal bombs--and condoms thrown from airplanes and stuff. ) The source she used for the modern art and CIA part came from a site called JSTOR Daily, which I had never heard of. But it is now on my primary daily look list for news and intellectual stimulation about current events. They are fact-based with credible sources and out-of-the-box thinking. I came to that conclusion after perusing the site for about 5 minutes, at which time I fell in love with it. Here's the article Laura used: Was Modern Art Really a CIA Psy-Op? The number of MoMA-CIA crossovers is highly suspicious, to say the least. Was Modern Art Really a CIA Psy-Op? - JSTOR Daily DAILY.JSTOR.ORG The number of MoMA-CIA crossovers is highly suspicious, to say the least. I want to quote some things from this article, but it is so rich, I'm having a hard time trying to decide on what to leave out. There's no goddam fluff. Talk about a piece of history and historical figures I never imagined existed in this form. Besides, I'm going to be busy running down all those links and sources. Here is the best way I can characterize how this felt for me for a reader in O-Land. Remember those meetings of artists Ellsworth Toohey used to foster in The Fountainhead? Remember that each of the participants talked absolute garbage about art (and philosophy) while never doubting their power to make it happen? That's exactly what reading this article felt like to me. Except the power part did not come from cultural institutions and traditions, but from gobs of moolah and the USA government over decades. Note that the article is not about money laundering, but the art world has always been good for shenanigans, probably going back centuries. I remember reading a bio of Armand Hammer years ago. His Hammer Galleries were gigantic money laundering schemes for the communist government in Russia. Oh, he used real impressionist paintings and so forth, but he got his start selling Romanoff art treasures without telling where he got them. Isn't that so, comrade?... The way modern art has taken on this role is like the size difference between a whale and a guppy. We can thank Uncle Sam's cold war warriors, then the CIA. for all the enthusiasm. And this raises an interesting O-Land question for me. Rand showed clearly the influence of philosophy on civilization. But the sheer amount of money and power involved in fixing the modern art movement as a cultural staple in America shows that the money/power context can be just as important as the philosophy. Michael
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  2. Quote by Robert Kennedy Jr.: "Nobody in the history of the planet has ever complied their way out of totalitarian control." I got that quote from a Bannon video (here--around 28:14) that covered the Defeat the Mandates protest at Washington DC over the weekend. I'm not a fan of the Kennedy's, but that quote by Robert Kennedy Jr., sure as hell does it for me. Michael
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  3. For those who don't know, there is a convoy protesting the vaccine mandates in Canada, particularly for truckers, heading to Ottawa. I have heard it will be around 50,000 trucks and 500,000 people, though I can't find those numbers anywhere now, so who knows. Canadian truckers against government’s vaccine mandates join ‘Freedom Convoy 2022’ heading to Ottawa WWW.DIGITALJOURNAL.COM Semi trucks drive along Interstate 70 near Booneville, Missouri on Nov. 1, 2011. KOMUnews/Anna Burkart. CC SA 2.0.Hundreds of B.C...
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  4. Here's a woke snack for ya'. White Karen hit a black dude and said, "Black Lives Matter." What's worse, it looks like she was objecting to him not having a mask on, but she removed her own mask for a bit in order to yell at him. LOL... Friggin' neurotic idiots... Michael
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  5. I only pray Nancy Pelosi got out in time!
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  6. Good news. There's more. Michael
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  7. Moderna Stock Crash Intensifies: Losses Top $130 Billion "Battered by a steep broad-market selloff this week, Moderna shares fell for a sixth straight day Friday as experts questioned whether Covid-19 vaccine sales alone will help justify the firm’s meteoric valuation, intensifying a crash that’s wiped out more than 60% of the value in one of last year’s top stocks and turned it into this year’s worst performer. "Moderna stock fell 4.4% Friday to an eight-month low of $160, pushing shares down more than 20% over the past week amid growing research suggesting Moderna’s Covid-19 booster, while very effective against previous strains, has been less effective against the rapidly spreading omicron variant." Moderna Stock Crash Intensifies: Losses Top $130 Billion WWW.FORBES.COM Moderna was last year’s third-best-performing stock in the S&P—it’s now this year’s worst.
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  8. Now France? France, Ireland follow England in lifting of COVID restrictions WWW.WND.COM France and Ireland are following England in announcing the lifting of a host of COVID-19 restrictions. And possibly Spain... With Covid transmission falling, Spain’s regions consider lifting restrictions WWW.MSN.COM Cantabria has lifted the use of the digital certificate and Catalonia and Andalusia are planning to follow suit. But experts warn measures are... And wait- this just in- Israel, too? From England to Israel, Governments Race to Abandon Vaccine Passports! – Europe Renaissance EUROPERENAISSANCE.COM Facing a fight for his political life, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an abrupt end to England's vaccine passport, mask...
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  9. Uh huh. And you learned that next time, we'll do just the right amount of it, correct? It'll work this time? The right people in charge, and the right mix of controls, regulations and punishments will succeed? J
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  10. Dontcha luv crony capitalism? Nothing like big government and big pharma covering each others backs. Thank goodness for checks and balances, meaning, in this case, a judiciary. Objectivity on this issue creeps along slowly, but it is finally moving. Still, I wonder when the scientismists are going to start claiming Sharyl Attkisson herself wants to kill babies with preventable disease... Michael "The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed." 2nd amendment? Not for crazy people. Off to the gulag you disobedient disputatious defiant doubters and deniers. (especially Jerry).
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  11. The following article dated May 31, 2015 is by Sharyl Attkisson. It is not from some anti-vaccine website. Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website From the article: Dontcha luv crony capitalism? Nothing like big government and big pharma covering each others backs. Thank goodness for checks and balances, meaning, in this case, a judiciary. Objectivity on this issue creeps along slowly, but it is finally moving. Still, I wonder when the scientismists are going to start claiming Sharyl Attkisson herself wants to kill babies with preventable disease... Michael
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