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onetexan's Journal
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March 2, 2022

General Petraeus said on CNN that putin will not win this war

crux of his message: While they may take a city they cannot hold it given the resolve of ukrainians to fight back.

This is encouraging after the horrific reports of setbacks this morning as the russians are advancing.

Post edit: i was amazed Gen. Petraeus named Angela Merkel to broker a ceasefire.
March 2, 2022

MSN: After Russia invaded Ukraine, Credit Suisse asked investors to destroy documents linked to olig

After Russia invaded Ukraine, Credit Suisse asked investors to destroy documents linked to oligarch yacht loans, report says:


Credit Suisse asked investors to destroy documents tied to oligarchs' yacht and jet loans, the FT reported
The bank said the request was after a data leak to the media but didn't specify which one, per the FT.
It comes as the US, UK, and the EU sanctioned Russian oligarchs in the wake of Ukraine's invasion.

Hmmm so on the one hand the Swiss are supporting EU sanctions against Russia

while OTOH one of its top banks is canoodling with Russian oligarchs

February 26, 2022

Powerful MeidasTouch video: #DefeatPutin

I had tears in my eyes. The world needs to stand in solidarity with Ukrainians & Russians who do NOT want war upon their brothers & sisters.
November 18, 2021

Rep. Gosar's outspoken brother and sister - WOW



Listening to Gosar's sister & brother speak so eloquently, denouncing his heinous acts, saying he needs to be expelled from Congress and prosecuted, of the need to protect democracy and offering praise of AOC - it amazes me that siblings born of the same parents can be so drastically different.
Then again i'm not terribly surprised given i have a couple of trump-supporting siblings as well.

Gosar's other siblings also denounce him here: https://www.businessinsider.com/paul-gosar-siblings-denounce-him-in-scathing-op-ed-2021-8?international=true&r=US&IR=T

October 29, 2021

Cosmopolitan: Thousands of People Are Trying to Leave QAnon, but Getting Out Is Almost Impossible


In a Cosmo exclusive, women on both sides—the former believers and the doctors they’re turning to—show us what it takes to escape.

For Anna*, a 23-year-old pharmacy student in Pennsylvania, it felt like being trapped in a vortex of fear. “I had feelings of hope, but at the same time, I was incredibly scared, distressed, and anxious and even had panic attacks,” she says. She spent as many as eight hours a day poring over feeds on Telegram and Gab, listening to fringe podcasts. “Doing just about anything else,” she admits, “was really hard.”

Another person compared it to a “monster gnawing away at me.” On a message board this summer, they wrote, “My mind keeps circling back to it, no matter what I do. I don’t want this to happen, I’ve seen what it does to people, but I just can’t shake it off, I’m losing my goddamn mind, I can’t focus on anything and my anxiety keeps shooting up, this isn’t who I am.”
“It,” for all three, was QAnon, the infamous and violent pro-Trump conspiracy theory whose followers mushroomed during the pandemic to include suburban moms, yoga teachers, grandmas, and seemingly half of your Facebook feed. The movement was so easy to get into—a provocative post by an acquaintance, a few clicks, a video that rang true, which then surfaced other videos—but would prove to be much harder to get out of.

After the 2020 presidential election, followers disillusioned by Q’s false predictions of an overwhelming Trump victory flocked to Reddit message boards like QAnonCasualties and ReQovery, their posts tinged with vulnerability and desperation. They swapped articles, books, podcasts (commonly the New York Times’ Rabbit Hole series), and tips on how to let go of conspiratorial beliefs. They numbered more than 200,000.

Alot more from this insightful article & affirms what we've known all along - Q is a cult that social media has helped create.
September 17, 2021

Covid-19 preparedness - need a game plan

Hi folks,
So my hubby came down with covid earlier this week. The good news is he and our whole family are vaccinated so i'm not worrie. My daughter & i have rapid testing appointments this morning. We have no symptoms and he had mild symptoms. So all is OK except that i really didn't think about needing to have adequate provisions (medication for coldlike symptoms - Nyquil for ex., and enough food to last us while we quarantine. Luckily i did have alot in the freezer but needed fresh veggies, soups and things like that). I ran by this article by Stephanie Ruehle re: needing to be prepared and to have a game plan in the case you do come down with it, because chances are you will.


September 5, 2021

Texas judge grants restraining order against anti-abortion group, temporarily preventing lawsuits


A Texas state judge issued a temporary restraining order against an anti-abortion group Friday, preventing it from suing abortion providers employed by Planned Parenthood under a harsh new abortion law that went into effect earlier this week.

Travis County District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble ruled that under the Senate Bill 8 law, Planned Parenthood and its staff and patients faced "probable, irreparable, and imminent injury" if they were sued by the nonprofit group Texas Right to Life, its legislative director and 100 unidentified individuals.

However, her three-page order does not prevent others from using the new law against Planned Parenthood or other abortion providers in Texas.

A hearing on a preliminary injunction request was set for Sept. 13.

The pushback is gaining ground it seems. A long way to go still but keep it up Dems! Alot is at stake.

September 2, 2021

Fox & the Big Lie - 2-part series worth watching

produced by the Australian Broadcasting Company. Exposes the truth re: Faux News role of spreading RW propaganda & disinformation. Amazing that it's a foreign country that is gutsy enough to put this together. I haven't seen the American MSM produce one yet.

Part 1: https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/fox-and-the-big-lie:-how-the-network-promoted/13510238?fbclid=IwAR2-DEkSLIWnhN6oVwfhyVX1vmBormhm1xjew6YB_iVcFafxnB5gWXkHPH4

Part 2: https://www.abc.net.au/4corners/fox-and-the-big-lie---part-two/13520230?fbclid=IwAR0IZOxZWKdax2A16GCeXBCdau8I-KR9AT9G2x3MRm5uM0fAhdT0BIZ8g3Q

September 1, 2021

McConnell: 'There isn't going to be an impeachment' of Biden


(CNN)Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that "there isn't going to be an impeachment" of President Joe Biden over the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, noting that Democrats control the House and Senate.

"I think the way these behaviors get adjusted in this country is at the ballot box," said McConnell at an event in Pikeville, Kentucky. "The President is not going to be removed from office with a Democratic House and a narrowly Democratic Senate. That's not going to happen."


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