32 thoughts on “Delivering the News”

  1. back to the war

    editorial board Opinion | The meaning of Ukraine’s strike in Kharkiv — and Russia’s retreat – The Washington Post

    Mr. Putin has been clueless to his own folly. Perhaps Russian units collapsing and troops fleeing in fear will get his attention. But little is certain about how he will respond. The Russian rocket barrage aimed at civilian electrical and water facilities in Ukraine was a vengeful retaliation that could foreshadow still more brutality and a determination to grind on. Mr. Putin has tried to keep the Russian people anesthetized with propaganda, but he must also worry when signs of discontent bubble up, as in recent days when local politicians in Moscow and St. Petersburg dared to openly accuse him of treason and call for him to resign.
    Mr. Putin ought to read Mr. Zelensky’s message to him on Telegram on Sunday, after the rocket attacks. “Do you still think that you can scare us, break us, make us make concessions?” the Ukrainian president asked. “You really did not understand anything? Don’t understand who we are? What are we for? What are we talking about?”
    “Read my lips: Without gas or without you? Without you. Without light or without you? Without you. Without water or without you? Without you. Without food or without you? Without you.”
    “Cold, hunger, darkness and thirst are not as scary and deadly for us as your ‘friendship and brotherhood,’ ” Mr. Zelensky added. “But history will put everything in its place. And we will be with gas, light, water and food … and WITHOUT you!”

  2. another day, another book to read: “Holding the Line” by berman

    Exclusive: Michael Cohen says Berman’s book confirms his allegations — and demands the former US attorney be prosecuted – Raw Story

    also good interview of ex us atty berman about the book on mojo this a.m.

    Morning Joe | MSNBC Morning Joe Live with Joe Scarborough

    and another one to read: “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America” by maggie haberman

  3. As someone who first debated a John Birch kid in high school in 1960, David Corn’s new book is over truth growing since the 1950s

    American Psychosis

    #1 New York Timesbestselling author and investigative reporter David Corn tells the wild and harrowing story of the Republican Party’s decades-long relationship with far-right extremism, bigotry, and paranoia.


  4. As retreating forces move back, they’ll bring stories of their withdrawal with them. It will be all but impossible for the Kremlin to keep those stories from spreading within its forces and even to their relatives back home.
    The territory Russia captured in Ukraine over seven months, at the cost of tens of thousands of Russian casualties, has been lost in a week.


  5. Lot’s of worry in Europe about this winter and keeping warm. 
    Killing the Russian Army first will go a long way to solving that problem. 

  6. OM – reports from the first days of the three day takeover stated that the wounded would be killed in the field so they could not go back home and talk.  I have not seen more reports like that in the last couple months of the three day takeover.  But, I did see a few things about the mobile crematoriums getting rid of civilians and military dead.

  7. I managed to catch the tail end of Berman’s interview last night with Rachel Maddow.  Good on him for telling the truth.  Of course… for me… I will always remember him as the one judge who tried to do Tom Brady right in “deflate gate”.

  8. From the ISW web site an interesting tidbit

     Spokesperson for Ukraine’s Southern Operational Command, Natalya Humenyuk, stated on September 12 that Russian forces located along the right bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast are attempting to negotiate for surrender under the auspices of international law.[2] Ukrainian operations in Kharkiv Oblast are unlikely to have had such a dramatic psychological effect on Russian troops this far south, and both the withdrawal of troops from forward positions in Kyselivka and reports of surrender negotiations are indicators that Ukrainian counteroffensives in the south are progressing in a significant way, even if visibility on this axis is limited by the shift in focus to Kharkiv.

    while the War in the south isn’t getting the headlines and hasn’t seen the large advances of the East. Some of its successes are just as impressive. It looks like they have a Russian army trapped on the wrong side of the river and that means they also control river traffic.
    BTW if you aren’t checking out the daily brief at the Institute for the Study of War I recommend it. It is where everybody’s maps come from. They are cautious and thorough

  9. Jack –
    Thanks for that up date.  Saw hints of those feelers , no Russian wants be trapped on the West bank of the  Dnipro.  
    The Kranes have been relentless in shooting the crap out of Ivan’s bridging operations.  I get the feeling he didn’t bring enough pontoon parts to the party. 

  10. this must have gotten their attention (and everybody else’s in that room)

    Twitter whistleblower to Congress: Your data is at risk too – POLITICO

    Twitter’s protection of users’ sensitive data is so lax that just about anyone with an account has reason to fear for the security of their accounts — even members of the Senate, the company’s former chief security officer told lawmakers Tuesday.
    It’s “not far-fetched to say that employees inside the company could take over the accounts of all of the senators in this room,” Peiter “Mudge” Zatko testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee during the latest in a long round of hearings focused on Silicon Valley’s alleged failings.
    When he joined the company in late 2020, he said, it was “over a decade behind industry security standards.” He said yes when Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) asked if it’s true that “all of the engineers and half of the employees at Twitter” have access to people’s accounts. Zatko added that he has seen posts on underground forums offering to sell “access to accounts, to delete accounts, to un-ban accounts,” though he didn’t know if they are genuine.
    “It doesn’t matter who has keys if you don’t have any locks on the doors,” he said, referring to what he described as Twitter’s lack of strict controls on employees’ access to user data.

  11. I would hope the Kranes  would keep up their moral  high ground , no matter how badly they have been treated. 
    If they do that , and sell it to the Russians in the South , they could save thousands of lives. 
    I read a story about  Russia  trying to buy ammo , and spare parts from Tajikistan .  These guys are sitting on a pile of this stuff , all from the fall of the Soviet Union . Again , nearly 40 year old  hardware . 
    And one other thing I saw today , their little war in Syria , used up a lot of their ammo . The smart stuff.
    Great armies  do not shop at flea markets for ammo , and spare parts. 

  12. Jamie –
    Smear  and stall , What a tool  bag he was . 
    Hillary opens another bottle of vino. 
    They hated her for sitting on the Watergate hearings . 
    She was a marked woman from that time forward. 
    As the years go by she looks  bigger and smarter. 
    If I had my print shop  , I’d be running …….
    HILLARY WAS RIGHT  bumper stickers. 

  13. The   Sixties Sell Out  –
    The Police    …… Every click  you make. Every search you take …………… 
    Now they have the Mama’s and the Papa’s.
    Their  music  changed  my life.  A long with many others .
    Now the big boys  have this  –

  14. Everything  is for sale  now , I mean everything. 
    Even dreams , and fears.  It all has a price .  All for a handful of ashes. 
    Nite All 

  15. I get the feeling that this thing is soon going to resemble The Godfather’s baptismal scene.  

    Garland: tonight we settle all family business.

  16. I’m not liking this shit where people I know of and who are less than 3 years older than I am are in the news for dying. But better Starr than me. No tears for Starr from East Bumfuck. 
    Sturg, Lindell isn’t smart enough to be concerned that DOJ has his phone. He can get another one at Costco, right?

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