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Name: Tom Conroy
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Member of NAFO. Living large on an enormous CIA paycheck.

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NY Times: Ukraine destroys 6 ammo dumps plus other targets in the south in the last 24 hrs.

Here's an excerpt from the story. Note the Times with it's usual incompetence completely missed the significant point:

Ukraine’s military said on Thursday that it had used attack helicopters and fighter jets to pound Russian ammunition dumps and other positions in the south of the country over the past 24 hours, as part of a counteroffensive to reclaim territory.

In all, Ukraine conducted 10 airstrikes using helicopters and fighter jets in and around Kherson Province, which Russian forces seized in March. Across the region, they attacked more than 200 targets using long-range missiles and artillery, officials said.

The military claimed to have blown up six ammunition depots, five troop strongholds and several command posts. There was no independent confirmation of the statement although some of the strikes were captured on video.

The gathering scale of Ukraine’s attacks in the south is consistent with preparations for a ground offensive because they put pressure on Moscow’s military infrastructure and supply lines. The south is economically and strategically significant because it contains Ukraine’s agricultural heartland, and its vital ports and provides a land link between Crimea and Russia.

Now can anybody figure out what the Times missed? Hint: It's in the second paragraph.

Ukraine's bombing of the Antonivsky Bridge near Kherson and why it matters.


NY Times: Deep in a Covid wave, Europe counts cases and carries on

By Jason Horowitz
July 21, 2022, 9:33 a.m. ET
ROME — Customers in the Rome bookstore paid no attention to the circular stickers on the floor instructing them to stamp out Covid by maintaining “a distance of at least 1 meter.”

“These are things from the past,” said Silvia Giuliano, 45, who wore no mask as she browsed paperbacks. She described the red signs, with their crossed-out spiky coronavirus spheres, as artifacts “like bricks of the Berlin Wall.”

All across Europe, faded stickers, signs and billboards stand as ghostly remnants of past struggles against Covid. But while the vestiges of the pandemic’s deadliest days are everywhere, so is the virus.

A common refrain heard throughout Europe is that everyone has Covid, as the BA.5 Omicron subvariant fuels an explosion of cases across the continent. Governments, however, are not cracking down, including in the previously strictest nations, in large part because they are not seeing a significant uptick in severe cases, nor crowded intensive care units, nor waves of death. And Europeans have clearly concluded they have to live with the virus.

Deep in a Covid Wave, Europe Counts Cases and Carries On https://nyti.ms/3ISKgKn

In other words: The Covid Crisis is over.

NY Times: A Recession Alarm is ringing on Wall Street.

A Recession Alarm Is Ringing on Wall Street
An inversion of the bond market’s yield curve has preceded every U.S. recession for the past half century. It is happening again.

By Joe Rennison
July 21, 2022, 5:00 a.m. ET
Wall Street’s most talked about recession indicator is sounding its loudest alarm in two decades, intensifying concerns among investors that the U.S. economy is heading toward a slowdown.

That indicator is called the yield curve, and it’s a way of showing how interest rates on various U.S. government bonds compare, notably three-month bills, and two-year and 10-year Treasury notes.

Usually, bond investors expect to be paid more for locking up their money for a long stretch, so interest rates on short-term bonds are lower than those on longer-term ones. Plotted out on a chart, the various yields for bonds create an upward sloping line — the curve.

But every once in a while, short-term rates rise above long-term ones. That negative relationship contorts the curve into what’s called an inversion, and signals that the normal situation in the world’s biggest government bond market has been upended.

A Recession Alarm Is Ringing on Wall Street https://nyti.ms/3oiOIIN

Stop raising raising rates, you nitwits!

A whistle defeats Bannon.


Happy Birthday Patron!




Bannon day 2


Missiles strike Antanovsky Bridge in Kherson for the second day in a row.


Yesterday Ukraine artillery found the range of the bridge near Kherson with a couple of hits that caused slight damage. Today 11 HIMERs rockets landed and this strategic asset suffered significant damage. Tomorrow.........

Everything I read is saying the .Ukraine offensive in the south is coming soon.

Waiting for Erdogan.


Erdogan isn't thrilled to be there either.

First witness in the Bannon trial is testifying.

The judge must want this one over quick. Like tomorrow.
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