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Week 35 2023
28/8-3/9. Ukraine advances, what muscovy air defence doing?, the Swedish Nobel Prize Foundation invited and uninvited ambassadors from terrorist countries to the Nobel Dinner.
Before I begin to ramble, I want to remind you that I stole the idea to my weekly posts from, which contains two great posts by Martin Black. Unfortunately, he has not posted anything lately. But maybe he will post again if you read him. It only takes a few minutes and it’s a time well spent.
The Nobel Prize Foundation first disgraced itself by inviting the ambassadors from belarus, muscovy, and iran. Following massive criticism, the foundation decided not to invite representaties from those genocidal regimes. Rumour has it that the King of Sweden had informed the foundation that he would not attend the prize ceremony if the bastard ambassadors would be invited.
Staff from the muscovy consulate in Gothenburt attacked peaceful demonstrators outside the consulate. The senior official kicked a Ukrainan woman in her stomach. That’s what they do. More about the story here and here on Lars Wilderäng’s blog.
As mentioned earlier, our economy is slowing down. A release from Statistics Sweden showed that GDP decreased by 0.8 in the second quarter compared to the first quarter.
The developments on the housing market, especially for newly constructed dwellings continue to approach a collapse. Prospective buyers of apartments who have signed contracts for dwellings to be completed this year, the next or 2025, try to get out of their contracts. Cancellations have increased by 65% as the prospective buyers’ banks back down on their earlier given loan offers. Offers which were made when interest rates were lower and future incomes expected to be higher.
Two weeks ago I wrote that
Part of Zelenskyy’s speech has been translated by the Twitter account Fria Ukraina here. Zelenskyy talks about production in Ukraine. I’m not sure that will happen, because decisions of locations of production of CV90 are made by the British-owned firm BAE Systems Hägglunds. It would be faster and safer to expand the existing plant and increase the production there. Maybe, the governments are planning to use subsidies to make BAE Hägglunds produce in Ukraine, I really do not know. The Swedish government’s statement is, as always, vague.
As hinted in the next to last sentence, I’m an ignorant fool. The BAE systems CEO met with President Zelenskyy to discuss the localisaton of a production plant where CV90 could be produced. BAE opened an office in Kyiv while its CEO was there.
We also sent chemical weapons to Ukraine. UAF can now use cluster bombs filled with surströmming against the orcs.
The kremlin’s war crimes
The bastards torture children:
According to the head of the Department for Protection of Children's Interests and Anti-Violence, Yuliia Usenko, Ukrainian authorities have opened 3,200 criminal cases over Russia's crimes against children.
"These include murders, mutilations, child abduction, forced displacement, deportation, sexual violence against children, attacks on institutions and facilities for children," Usenko said, adding that kidnapped children had often been tortured and illegally detained.
The people at SBU are constantly trying to identify the perpetrators. The SBU have now identified another orch commander who has ordered the executions of civilians in Ukraine.
Vadim Ovchinnikov, senior lieutenant and the commander of a reconnaissance platoon, told his subordinates to shoot at a family trying to evacuate from the village of Severynivka near Bucha, according to the SBU.
Remember, while the media tends to write “war crimes” when russian executions, rapes, and tortures are exposed, but: Every orch soldier on Ukrainian soil is a war crime.
In muscovy, aka russia
It is not safe anymore, unless you’re a civilian because Ukraine only targets military installations and infrastructure as in Pskov. The most frequently asked question in muscovy is: What air defence doing?
And this confirms what we already knew. The smart muscovites leave and the idiots stay.
Novaya-Europe has identified at least 270 academic staff members of Moscow and St. Petersburg’s high-ranking universities who have left Russia since the Ukraine war broke out. Among them, 195 are considered Russian scientists, while the rest are foreigners.
And the remianing get poorer and poorer.
In particular, two-thirds of Russians (64.4%) live on an income below 45,000 rubles per month ($467), reports The Moscow Times with reference to Rosstat data.
Ukraine keeps advancing, approaching Verbove south-east of Robotyne. And there’s something going on at the Dniepr.
On the disinformation front.
Last week I wrote that
Kvinnor för Fred, (Women for Peace) are so desperate to keep their state grant that they’ve asked the infamous Agneta Norberg to leave the organisation, according to Norberg’s facebook page.
Apparently, Agneta Norberg lied about that. She left the organisation after a phone call from someone, presumably in the organisation’s board, where it might have been suggested that she should leave the organisation. This solution to the “Agneta problem” was probably considered to be better than formally expulsing her. That would have required a 2/3 majority vote by the board according to the organisation’s rules.
This is a never-ending story. Some countries have apparently announced their willingness to join a useless organisation for everyone but China. China may be pushing its luck however. A map released on Twitter by the regime outlet Global Times, claims that not only Taiwan but also parts of neighbouring countries including muscovy, and India belong to China. The new multipolar order looks interesting.
A new multipolar order
Source: I’m afraid I can’t find the tweet now.
The economy is slowing down. The growth of the Chinese economy has been questioned for quite some time now. One of the many indicators showing that there’s something wrong has been the low productivity growth.
Source: World Bank
After the Global Financial Crisis, the export led growth of China slowed down. The main factors behind the growth instead became consumption and real estate investments. Lots of banks poured their money into real estate firms which are having problems now. That now has become an aggregate problem due to an increased risk of real estate firms going bust.
The increasing share of real estate in GDP and investments is causing problems also due to the low return on investments in this sector. Details can be found in the World Bank report.
Much of the increase in the [amount of new capital needed to generate a given amount of growth] can be explained by lower returns to capital in infrastructure and real estate. During the years of rapid deterioration in the [incremental capital-output ratio], the composition of investment in China changed significantly. The share of capital formation in the business sector declined, while the shares of infrastructure and housing increased.