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Battle Royale

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page The effrontery of Ms. Pelosi, Speaker of the House, in cancelling Mr. Trump’s State of the Union address in the chamber she controls is perhaps the worst insult to institutional protocol since the spring day in 1856 when Congressman more »

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KunstlerCast 312 — Yakking with John Michael Greer

Support this podcast by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page   John Michael Greer, an old friend of the podcast, blogs at his Ecosophia Website, and is the author of a score of books ranging from the social and political commentary of The Wealth of Nature and Not the Future We Ordered, to a large body of science more »

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Hunting for Golem

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page As another president once remarked in a different context — LBJ speaking to a hanger full of grunts in Vietnam — “go on out there, boys, and nail that coonskin to the wall!” That was around the time the more »

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Swamp Thang

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Chuck and Nancy coming onto the TV audience as “Mommy and Daddy” Tuesday night was a nice gag, putting the “nanny” into the Nanny State, which is getting more and more like the Tranny State — the Deep State more »

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A Farewell to “Bargain Shopping”

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page “May God save the country for it is evident the people will not.” —Millard Fillmore, 13th POTUS, born this day, 1800 France has its Yellow Vests. Here in USA, we have a few poor shlubs hoisting the “Going Out more »

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And the Circus Came to Town

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page It’s Nancy Pelosi’s smile that gets me…oh, and not in a good way. It’s a smile that is actually the opposite of what a smile is supposed to do: signal good will and good faith. Nancy’s smile is full more »

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January 2019

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Behold, the new San Diego Superior Court tombstone… er, light box… er, hydroponic grow station… er, Pez dispenser (remember them?)?  Nominator Joshua Hardgrove says: “It ironically consolidates San Diego County’s criminal trial, family, and civil courts into a 25-story monstrosity. Bringing all your problems into one central location, more »

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Forecast 2019: Ding Ding ! Margin Call USA

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Friday Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Welcome to the American hall of mirrors… and mind the broken glass all over the floor. That’s Nature’s way of saying the country has run out room to punk itself. 2018 was the consolidation of bad faith in everything more »

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Which Side Are You On?

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page You had to love the narrative that the financial media put over about the 1000-plus point zoom in the DJIA on Wednesday: that pension funds were “rebalancing” their portfolios. It dredged up the image of a drowning man at more »

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KunstlerCast 311 — Yakking with Bill Holter About Financial and Political Turmoil

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time!   Bill Holter writes and is partnered with Jim Sinclair at the newly formed Holter/Sinclair collaboration. Prior, he wrote for Miles Franklin from 2012-15. Bill worked as a retail stockbroker for 23 years, including 12 as a branch manager at A.G. Edwards. He left more »

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Merry Christmas to All

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time! And this solemn night a great stillness falls upon the land as the Leviathan of Washington is sent to its room to get its mind straight, and the USA gets on with collapse in earnest. more »

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A Fretful Holiday

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time! Podcaster Sam Harris has put out a Tweet telling people to boycott Patreon. Well that’s easy for Sam to say (his family has gobs of Hollywood money) but for those of us who depend on more »

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Fatal Over-reach

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Especially at Christmas Time! Podcaster Sam Harris has put out a Tweet telling people to boycott Patreon. Well that’s easy for Sam to say (his family has gobs of Hollywood money) but for those of us who depend on more »

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Sleepwalkers Awoke!

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Andrew Sullivan called it “the Great Awokening” in a shrewd New York Magazine column this week. He refers, off course, to earlier episodes of American religious hysteria, namely the Great Awakening of the 1730s that featured the Rev. Jonathan more »

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Not So Fast

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page The media branch of “the Resistance” wet its pantsuits last Friday when Robert Mueller released sentencing memos on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, the human keys to the dungeon they would like to toss Mr. Trump into. Over in more »

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December 2018

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Behold London’s latest shwingin’ skyscraper, the proposed “Tulip” designed by starchitect Norman Foster as a companion for the already-built “Gherkin” and “The Shard.” London has decided to make itself a freak show city in these waning days of techno-industrial narcissmo. Obviously, the Tulip’s slender stem does not allow more »

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Capture the Flag

  Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page A titanic battle between Mr. Trump and his antagonists looms in the political gloaming of the new year. It may not be resolvable by conventional means since the Intel and Justice agencies have been leading a two-year coup-by-subterfuge more »

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KunstlerCast 310 — With Shaun Chamberlain, Editor of the Late David Fleming’s Book “Lean Logic”

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page   Direct Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/kunstlercast/KunstlerCast_310.mp3 Please send questions and comments to jhkunstler@mac.com Shaun Chamberlin is an author, activist and the editor of both Lean Logic and the paperback Surviving the Future: Culture, Carnival and Capital in the Aftermath of the Market Economy.  He has been involved with the Transition Network since more »

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The Ghost of Christmas Present

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Apparently one additional world leader turned up in Buenos Aires without fanfare this weekend. The General Secretary of the North Pole, known popularly as Santa Claus, took his latest-model hypersonic sleigh to the G-20 Meeting, and made sure that more »

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Deep Quandaries of the Deep State

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Watergate had tragic Shakespearean overtones, with Nixon as King Lear, but Russia-Gate — perhaps the last gate America goes through on its giant slalom run to collapse — is but a Chinese Fire Drill writ large. The reason? In more »

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Murphy’s Law to the Rescue!

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page What can go wrong will go wrong. It’s so fundamental to the operation of the universe that Sir Isaac Newton should have installed it between his 2nd and 3rd Laws of Motion — but he had his hands full more »

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Holiday Doings and Undoings

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Somehow I doubt that this Christmas will win the Bing Crosby star of approval. Rather, we see the financial markets breaking under the strain of sustained institutionalized fraud, and the social fabric tearing from persistent systemic political dishonesty. It more »

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Welcome to GenderWorld

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page The defeat of Hillary, and the elevation of the vulgar Mr. Trump, loosed a fury of women against men in America that now verges on a kind of all-consuming chaos, like those western wildfires turning every product of human more »

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An Odor of Perfidy

Clusterfuck Nation For your reading pleasure Mondays and Fridays Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page I suspect there’s a hidden agenda behind the announcement in The Wall Street Journal op-ed by former Hillary Clinton aide Mark Penn that the Ole Gray Mare is actually eyeing another run for the White House in 2020. No, more »

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KunstlerCast 309 — Chatting with Raul Meijer of The Automatic Earth

Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page Raul Meijer runs The Automatic Earth Website. He puts out the Debt Rattle news aggregator there every day, and posts his own frequent commentaries on a broad range of current events, especially on subjects of finance and economy. He’s based in Europe,  dividing his time between Athens and more »

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