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It ain’t bragging if it’s true. I’ve said repeatedly on this blog for years that the federal government would only become more impotent, more incompetent, and more ineffectual as The Long Emergency rolled out. And here we are now, at just such pass in history.

The process has been well underway since the beginning of the century. Even the attempts to expand its scope and reach — such as the post 9-11 addition of God-knows-how-many new intelligence services — has only produced an epic clusterfuck of cross-purposed mission creep that threatens the federal government’s existential legitimacy.

After nearly a year of investigating, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the DIA, DHS, et. al. haven’t been able to leak any substantial fact about “Russian collusion” with the Trump election campaign — and, considering the torrent of leaks about all manner of other collateral matters during this same period, it seems impossible to conclude that there is anything actually there besides utterly manufactured hysteria.

Now, one might imagine that this intelligence community could have manufactured some gift-wrapped facts rather than just waves of hysteria, but that’s where the incompetence and impotence comes in. They never came up with anything besides Flynn and Sessions having conversations with the Russian ambassador — as if the ambassadors are not here to have conversations with our government officials. You’d think that with all the computer graphics available these days they could concoct a cineplex-quality feature film-length recording of Donald Trump making a “great deal” to swap Kansas for Lithuania, or Jared Kushner giving piggyback rides to Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin. But all we’ve really ever gotten was a packet of emails from the Democratic National Committee and John Podesta of the Clinton campaign gloating about how nicely they fucked over Bernie Sanders — and that doesn’t exactly reflect so well on what has evolved to be the so-called “Resistance.”

The net effect of all this sound and fury is a government so paralyzed that it can’t even pass bad legislation or execute its existing (excessive) duties. That might theoretically be a good thing, except what we’re seeing are individual departments just veering off on their own, especially the military, which now operates without any civilian control. Apparently General Mattis, the Secretary of Defense, pretty much decided on his own to dispatch another 8,000 US troops to Afghanistan to move things along there in the war’s 16th year. Or did he get President Trump to look up from his Twitter window for three seconds to explain the situation and get a nod of approval?

Perhaps you also didn’t notice the news item over the weekend that a US-led fighter plane coalition shot down a Syrian air force plane in Syrian airspace. In an earlier era that could easily be construed as an act of war. Who gave the order for that, you have to wonder. And what will the consequences be? Reasonable people might also ask: haven’t we already made enough deadly mischief in that part of the world?

With the US military gone rogue in foreign lands, and the intelligence community off-the-reservation at home, and the Trump White House all gummed up in the tarbaby of RussiaGate, and the House and Senate lost in the shuffle, you also have to wonder what anybody is going to do about the imminent technical bankruptcy of the USA as the Treasury Department spends down its dwindling fund of remaining cash money to pay ongoing expenses — everything from agriculture subsidies to Medicare. That well is going dry in the middle of the summer, and without any resolution to the debt ceiling debate, the country will not be able to borrow more to pretend that it’s solvent.

I don’t see any indication that the House and Senate will be able to bluster their way through this. Instead, the situation will compel extraordinary new acts of financial fraud via the central banks and its cadre of Too-Big-To-Fail associates. In the event, the likely outcome will be a spectacular fall in the value of the US dollar, and perhaps consecutively, the collapse of the equity and real estate markets.

The public may not give a shit about Syria, Afghanistan, or federal dairy supports, but they’ll sure perk up and notice that their money is going worthless. I doubt they’ll be clamoring for Hillary Clinton to be installed as the first US Caesar to fix it all.


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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Banks are going the way of malls and churches. Good riddance.

    • Petro June 19, 2017 at 9:27 am #

      Malls, probably. Churches? No way. Churches in the U.S. are and will be doing fine, and as people get more stressed and anxious, the number of people seeking respite in imaginary father figures (God, Yahweh, Allah, Odin, Zeus, etc. etc.) will likely only increase.

      • DrTomSchmidt June 19, 2017 at 10:13 am #

        If the belief in a superior being aids group cohesion, then it can lead to better group thriving. That’s gene culture evolution. I assume you accept the latter.

        If that’s the case, then for all intents and purposes their “God” is real, as he delivers the demographic goods. I think you mean this with your reply.

        • thwack June 19, 2017 at 11:35 am #

          I believe in white people

          • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 11:47 am #

            Thank you, thwack, I knew you’d come around.

          • thwack June 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

            I AIN’T THRU!

            did you see a period at the end of that muh fuggah?

            I believe in white people fucking everything up and then blaming blax and joos…

          • Penislav Klitoric June 20, 2017 at 8:32 am #

            You and Janos Skorenzy are two reliable commenters here. I wonder what would happen if you two grandpas met in real life… I think a great love would ensue 🙂

        • K-Dog June 19, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

          Might as well butt in at the top because I can’t find a comment yet that addresses what JHK wrote about today. Some sensitivity to the fact that he writes and that we have a responsibility to think about what he wrote about every time he publishes and respond appropriately should be the price of admission but misdirection is the mission of deep state trolls and with 28 comments inspiring misdirection I have to ask.

          Are you all deep state actors? I can only really know I’m not. And while my question seems to positively drip with paranoia it really does not. The net puts a wall of anonymity between us. A wall of anonymity that hides truth.

          A room full of mature adults who managed to make all the way through high school would notice that Jim wrote about the ‘grim fairy tale’ and fable of Russian collusion in todays what’s Up installment to which no evidence appears to be necessary at all as none has been found. At all!

          Oliver Stone created a wonderful four part documentary that demonstrates very well what Putin and the Russian Federation is all about. It aired on Showtime last week but a clever person can get a copy and watch it pretty easily. I got on-line to see what kind of reaction it is inspiring yesterday and since having watched it I know what is in the documentaries very well.

          I found negative reviews that seem to indicated the reviewers were watching altogether different documentaries. Facts were so distorted and downright fabricated in many reviews that a deep state agenda becomes absolutly clear.

          The troll army of our bureaucratic deep state wants to bring down Trump and anoint Russia as a permanent enemy to further a new cold war for their financial gain. A new cold war that could lead to a hot war in ten seconds or less. Perhaps Syria will spawn the incident and the top-gunning of the Syrian jet was a rehearsal.

          I hate using these obsolete an inaccurate terms but I have to say I’d never though this dog would ever be holding the ‘left’ and the ‘right’ in equal and near total disdain.

          Oliver Stone gets on the The Colbert Report about his documentary last week and makes a positive and correct statement about Putin and his hipster audience begins laughing. Oliver Stone asks what they are laughing about. He leaves without an answer.

          I’ll explain why they were laughing. They were laughing because the truth is in total contradiction to the manufactured facts they have been conditioned by the media (including Colbert) to accept, believe, and embrace. These alternative (and true) facts must be rejected or an excessive case of cognitive dissonance will set in and ruin their entertainment experience. Entertainment is what the audience is there for. Entertainment, not thought is what America has become all about. Colbert tickets I suspect are not cheap, the audience wants their moneys worth and everybody else watching at home wants a free ride with their laughter.

          The attention span of the generations in the Colbert audience has been brought to zero by years of high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners. Generations now can’t tell the difference between stand up comedy and serious discussion that requires brainpower must now irritate me with their ubiquitous presence because brainpower they don’t have. They laugh to avoid cognitive pain and the avoidance of pain is what America is now all about.

          The satisfaction of being in alignment with reality can’t be appreciated in our new American zeitgeist. Cheap thrills is now what American life is all about. America no longer has a collective mind to think with and apparently not much of any mind at all beyond one that pleasure seeks and does nothing, absolutely nothing else.

          The American mind rotted away or has grown a tumor and it is now only a matter of time before this new deranged American mind climbs a tower and begins shooting like Charles Joseph Whitman who had a real tumor in his brain did so many years ago. When that happens countries and not individuals will be the victims and casualties will number in the millions.

          The Russian hacking of the election which never actually happened shows that America is not spinning out of control. It shows that we already have spun wildly out of control and have become a nation of the feeble minded.

          • pequiste June 19, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

            Nicely explicated K.

            You did, however, leave out the pharmaceuticals (Big Pharma’s kinds and the flood of illicits) as another factor in the reduction of a once fairly educated and pretty sensible populace into the “feeble minded” masses we see from sea to Fukushima irradiated sea.

          • Piper Michael June 19, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

            Can I get an Amen?
            The pot has been boiling for so long, the frogs are almost cooked, yet, don’t have a clue that water has reached critical temperature…
            James, commentary right on the money. Truly continuing to demonstrate that you are an independent mind, with a brain to drive it.
            A ‘deranged mind’ is a mind that cannot take care of itself in the reality they find themselves, unfortunately, we are surrounded, they have right where they want us… the poor bastards… they have no idea what they’re doing because(as I’ve been told by several leftist ‘freinds’, we(the alt right) are just a bunch of loud mouth cowards… we can’t stop them, Trump can’t stop them, Trump can’t do anything… we need a ‘global government’, yada yada yada. They turn my stomach because any thought or conversation about rightful liberty is ignored, cut off, or sneered at. They don’t understand there are literally millions of us, millons of militias of one. They finally drew First Blood last week, I pray it stops, but, I know it won’t… the good men will endure, until it can be endured no longer… and then, you will either be Us or Them.

            What they don’t hear, is the sound of knives sharpening all across America… being a blacksmith now( I used to be a robotics/automation engineer… but there are no jobs for experienced engineers who also happen to be ‘old white guys’… so fuck em all, I’ll make knives and tools and weapons, under my new theoretical foundation of the Unified Field of God, I may have some surprises in the works. But then, I’m just an old white guy…

            At that time, it will be;
            Hail Trump, Hail Caesar, no other choice.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

            Remember how Pelosi had Colbert address Congress some years ago? Or was it just to do his act? What’s the difference? In any case, Pelosi takes him seriously and the he obviously takes himself seriously. A few weeks ago he announced gravely that Trump had fired Comey. His audience cheered and he got mad, calling them Trump supporters (unlikely). He actually expected them to have kept up with the ever changing Liberal evaluation of Comey, dependent on his latest statements anent Clinton and Trump and the reaction thereto from the Democratic Inner Sanctum.

            Well said – all of it. People love to laugh and they hate to think. A very bad ratio.

          • John Howard June 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

            There are definitely paid anti trump trolls on twitter, paid by Heritage and ADF and FRC and the rest of the Kochtopus. They spent 900 million, not on television ads, but on their network of bloggers and twitterers.

            Right now they are harassing Transwomen, expressing their religious opinion that they are not women. But do they want to actually stop them from trying to gestate a baby or mate with a man? No, they oppose banning anything, because they are libertarians trolls.

          • michael June 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

            People who travel from afar to TV shows to be physically present are either provided by Crowds_On_Demand Inc. or members of the bottom of the intellectual barrel who hope to be
            “discovered” (after getting an expensive hairdo).
            Their role then is to nod and clap and, rarely, to laugh or growl
            (cues provided as needed).
            The event itself presents them to the rest of us as role models of what is expected of the good citizen.

          • shotho June 19, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

            Stop watching Colbert!

          • Linda June 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm #

            K-Dog: Great comment. And pequisite: nice description “from sea to Fukushima irradiated sea.

          • Linda June 19, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

            Piper Michael: Amen.

          • ozone June 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

            Dawg of the K,
            I read you, 5 by 5.
            (I believe you know that I am also a “real” person who gives my opinions without script or service to anyone. Was a feeble-minded populace the Big Idea all along? I suppose it’s not out of the bounds of possibility. Jeebus wept.)

          • badberries June 20, 2017 at 10:11 am #

            Re-reading Fahrenheit 451, currently at the part where Montagu is trying to explain to Mildred his curiosity about books and all Millie wants to do is return to the “Parlor”..the morphine drip of non stop entertainment via four interactive televisions walls…sound familiar?

          • Being There June 20, 2017 at 10:52 am #

            I always say that the first amendment has been twisted into the Tower of Babel and it’s worked out to be that we all have a right to our opinion, but not allowed to know what’s true.

        • Petro June 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

          Well, Doctor, “cohesion” perhaps, but cohesion through coercion. With so much of the country already flocking to such fringe sects as Pentecostalism and 42% of U.S. residents believing in Creationism, I envision something more akin to what Europe experienced in the Middle (“Dark”) Ages: Superstition, ignorance, fear, and persecution of outsiders and anyone who might want to think for themselves.

          • Being There June 20, 2017 at 10:54 am #

            We went from the Age of Enlightenment into the Dark ages of Neofeudalism……we are just about there.

          • DrTomSchmidt June 20, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

            I just finished the book The Medieval Machine. Some rather advanced mechanical and economic thinking while the climate was warming and the population growing from the 11th to the 13th centuries. Then meteorological and pestilential disasters struck, and the whole age lost its mind. It can happen to any civilization.

            Of course, our age from the rise of the Terroristes in revolutionary France, hasn’t done so well by people who want to think for themselves.

            The book is worth a read.

      • shotho June 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

        Either God is real or not. Who are we, you and I, to say? Modern culture seems to have made its decision. I believe we are now fully into the consequences therefrom.

        • JimInFlorida June 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

          God is very real but, the Abrahamic trilogy (Bible, Talmud, Quran) are false witnesses to that reality.

          They all have jumbled pockets of Truth in them but, the overall presentation creates error. Including an abundance of fables to fill in the gaps.

          Jesus Christ was real and his claims were Truth. But his light was covered over by the Jews who helped compile the Holy Bible in the Council of Nicea. To find Jesus, one must go outside the approved Abrahamic trilogy. Vedic India is a good place to start.

      • routersurfer June 19, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

        Petro you are so right. As we move in America from science and logic we move towards ……humanities past of made up tales. Glad I am old. I do not want anyone’s Old Time Religion.

      • Majella June 19, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

        Delusion is its own reward!

      • PeteAtomic June 21, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

        yeah, or another round of apocalyptic cults that are beating the ‘world is ending soon’ drum, LOL

  2. shotho June 19, 2017 at 9:22 am #

    In a worldwide deflationary environment, the value of the US$ might actually hold its own. Other than precious metals, what would be a better choice? The horrendously bad debt load in China precludes the yuan and Europe, with its massive QE, isn’t likely to prove any better. The ruble, anyone?

  3. PeteAtomic June 19, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Maybe people are out in the boondocks are ‘moving on’ in their own subtle, but real ways. One real positive outcome of people becoming more conscious about what they are eating is the growth of locally made foodstuffs. I’ve really seen an uptick of that trend in my area. Along with a rise in neighborhood breweries, something that hasn’t been seen in a very long time. So, I think strengthening our local communities in regards to a local economy or politically– is the way to go.

    • JMR June 19, 2017 at 10:32 am #

      This is what we need in the US. We need to localize more, worry about national politics less. I would much rather get along with my neighbors no matter their political views than argue about something some asshat hundreds of miles away in DC said or did. The sooner most people realize that the politics and politicians in DC don’t give a rat’s ass about their well being but maybe their neighbors do, the sooner we can come together as a country and overcome the foolishness that it taking place at a national level.

      • DrTomSchmidt June 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

        It’s going to be VERY hard for the white and black lower classes to get past the racial shenanigans that the overclasses have used to keep them from uniting in common cause. But if they ever do figure out how to do so, there won’t be a gated community anywhere that will be safe for the 1%.

        More and more will see things your way, JMR. Rebuilding the local networks so the central collapse doesn’t cause as much damage and civilizational destruction as the collapse of Rome caused is the key.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

          You must know Blacks are hopelessly violent and racist, far more so than Whites. Uniting them with them is impossible and unthinkable for any normal, healthy, knowledgeable White person. A lot of Whites talk about it, but the reality keeps them far away. To quell the cognitive dissonance, they condemn poor Whites who can’t get away physically for trying to stay aloof from them any way they can.

          Extreme? By no means. These are thoughts of Jefferson and Lincoln. The majority opinion back when America was young, healthy, and strong.

          • Ishabaka June 19, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

            Ask yourself this simple question: “At what point in the future do I believe American Blacks will have caught up, and no longer need special programs or considerations?”

          • thwack June 19, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

            If we bring down whites, would that amount to “catching up?”

          • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

            Yes, it would suffice. Once Whites can no longer think, Blacks have a certain natural superiority in vitality, aggression, perhaps sexuality – certainly their ability to get thru feminine defenses, many sports that involve running and jumping, and of course RHYTHM.

            No allowing Whites to think thru coercion, or not teaching them to think thru ideology or never practicing it, are the goals of education. Dr Pook of Common Core admitted that his program aimed to deliver exactly this.

          • Billy Hill June 19, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

            Riding through rural Alabama on Father’s Day. Had just stopped sprinkling and the sun was coming out. Hot/very humid. Noted a black guy walking properly facing oncoming traffic up ahead of us. He grabbed his t-shirt to wipe the sweat off his head and face with both hands but then remembered and fumbled with one to keep pants from falling down past that magic line on his boxer shorts. My wife cracked up. I said what are you laughing at? She said “that guy… trying to keep his pants up.” I remarked this has been going on for way too long.

            When, Oh When, will we see a release from this self-imposed marginalization? I kinda thought when Outcast released Hey Ya the video would inspire a generation of jockey-clothes wearing, or maybe pantaloons. Anything but this damn jailin’. Help us understand Thwack.

          • thwack June 19, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

            But what about that high white IQ?

            How can sub humans stop white people from thinking?

            Can my cat stop me from thinking?

            What are you trying to say?

          • S M Tenneshaw June 19, 2017 at 10:20 pm #

            John Hiatt has an answer to all the hate duhs on this sub-thread:

            It’s been a slow turnin’, from the inside out
            A slow turnin’, but you come about

          • woe June 20, 2017 at 6:07 am #

            I’ts always amazes me that white people who probably don’t know any blacks personally. KNOW how 13-16 million black people feel from looking at something in the media that was SELECTED for you to see. You sound like an economist.

      • GhostOfHam June 19, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

        The Nation is not nessesarily your Country.

        Check out the Enabling Acts for some his-tory and see what the private people of The States gave up to get Washington’s Graces.

        And then realize that you and I are not “The People” of Constitutional fame.

        • PeteAtomic June 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

          Yeah, you know if you read John Locke, or some of these other ‘liberty’ writers who influenced our Founders so much– is the idea that the People have reserve power over formation of their government. I certainly would argue that. But I also think– and I would argue that Jim would argue this as well– is that the Long Emergency and the entropy which the country is experiencing will make the power of the Federal system moot or greatly curtailed as systemic failure effects everything around us. So, maybe what will happen is that localities & regions will take over more control of day to day duties that the Federal system had done in the past. This could happen in a wide variety of ways, and in many different areas of our lives.

      • PeteAtomic June 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

        yeah I agree with your sentiments there. It’s interesting how much ideology often falls away for reasonable and practical solutions often when dealing with problems in your own backyard. I see that in my own area. Local municipal people may have one opinion or another about what happens on the national level, but often they make decisions with others that don’t always fall hard on their particular party affiliation. That’s not a negative. It tells me that there is communication taking place with the people actually being affected by policies.

  4. seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    We could burn the building down.
    youtube.com/watch?v=KqxjRzzGn8k

  5. venuspluto67 June 19, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Perhaps you also didn’t notice the news item over the weekend that a US-led fighter plane coalition shot down a Syrian air force plane in Syrian airspace. In an earlier era that could easily be construed as an act of war. Who gave the order for that, you have to wonder. And what will the consequences be?

    Better yet, what will the consequences be should they shoot down a Russian fighter-jet? I’ll bet we wouldn’t have to worry about any financial collapses after that!

    • George June 19, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

      In response the Russians announced that they’ll consider any US aircraft west of the Euphrates River to be fair game. If they employ that stealth system that was deployed with the latest anti-aircraft missile systems, that could ramp up things rather nicely.

      Meanwhile, stateside, the CalExit discussion grows stronger and although it’s doubtful California would actually exit the Union, I think it entirely possible that California, Oregon and Washington could well team up with B.C. to start a new realm that would all but ignore the clown show on the Potomac with impunity. I can just see it now, the whole lot of them, collectively thumbing their noses at Trump and most of all Session! Ha!

      And, as for that crucial financial moment, if I was a betting man, I lay odds on it happening sometime in August. The Fed can float things presumably well into the future, but only if the underlying conditions remain constant within limits that really haven’t yet been defined.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

        British Columbia has no need to thumb its nose at D.C., much less join up with America’s west coast states to do so. That matter was settled in 1846. Really, what’s in it for B.C.? California by itself has half again the population of all of Canada, so B.C. would find its significance greatly diluted compared to now. I don’t see it happening.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm #

          California is doomed so yes, that would be a really dumb move. BC’s racial problem is mostly East Asian. Why add Hispanics to the mix?

      • JimInFlorida June 19, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

        Bashar Assad can only blame himself for the results of his feckless response to Israeli aggression. His fear of fighting back only encouraged ZOG Amerika to constantly violate his airspace and then allow that F-18 to shoot down one of his ancient Su-22’s and while over Syrian airspace.

        For one thing, the SAAF should never send out a single fighter-bomber to carry out a mission. It should have been accompanied by about 3 or 4 capable fighters and given orders to attack first if an enemy fighter approaches. His SAM’s should have been given orders to shoot without warning against the enemy. At some point, a nation must fight regardless of the outcome. To surrender without battle is worse than ordinary treason.

        But, Bashar Assad is a weak leader and runs crying to the U.N saying that what we, or Israel, did was “illegal.” It’s LEGAL if he doesn’t fight back!

      • Linda June 19, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

        Living in Oregon I doubt we’ll teem up with anyone to flee the United States. We’re too busy trying to figure out how to balance our Oregon budget as per our state’s constitution when we have a 1.6 billion shortfall.

        And I personally would not want to team up with California on anything.

    • routersurfer June 19, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

      Here, here. A shooting war with Russia, what fun. Would that be the signal for China to move on Taiwan and LA???

  6. hmuller June 19, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    The Syrian jet shoot-down illustrates how untenable a three-sided war can be. As far as I can tell the official US narrative runs as follows:
    1) There’s Syria and its Russian & Iranian allies.
    2) There’s the American coalition and its good-guy terrorists AKA freedom fighters.
    3) There’s ISIS and the bad guy terrorists.

    Of course, it’s not really a three sided war. Nearly the whole world outside of the US public knows that ISIS and the bad guy terrorists are supported by the CIA, Mossad, Saudi Arabia, et al.

    Elements of the deep state appear determined to foment a world war whether the trigger is Syria, Korea, Ukraine, or the South China Sea You hear the hysterical, unfounded anti-Russian propaganda every day on the MSM. You see the provocations.

    There is no peaceful coexistence with this evil cabal of globalists which harbors a demonic hatred of humanity. They must be exterminated or we have no future worth living.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:59 am #

      Take it easy, it might’ve been Syrians who fucked it up – they do it all the time.

      • sauerkraut June 19, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

        Please elaborate Finc.

        I’m sure there are hosts of people who want to know the circumstances under which a North Korean pilot, piloting a Russian plane, can legally shoot down an F16 in Texas.

        • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

          I don’t know all facts about this particular shooting, but what I do know for sure that the Syrians are same friggin Arabs, who would sell Russia at the first reasonable offer.

          After all, it’s not for nothing Putin allows Israelis from time to time to bomb Syrian positions near Damascus.

          • sauerkraut June 19, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

            So, you can’t imagine any circumstances which would make your assertion true. Got it. Thanks.

          • sophia June 20, 2017 at 12:33 am #

            Actually, a lot of Syrians are kinda white.

    • DA June 19, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      Looks like the US is gonna get its war after all, Hillary or no Hillary. Fooled again? Yep.

      • routersurfer June 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

        Looks that way. I mess my shorts every time someone said President Trump would keep us out of war. We are all getting a very good look at how America run by business would look. Like crap. They should just go back to renting Politicians. FUCK IT KOCH 2020!

  7. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:52 am #

    Kiev on the Potomac

    After watching Sunday’s political broadcasts:

    As it turns out, leading American journalists agree with me in assessing the significance of the shooting on Trump’s birthday of his closest friend and one of the most prominent figures of the Republican Party.

    They were all very, very frightened, realizing that the Cold Civil War was over. The difference between them is only in reaction to this news:

    The Republicans divided into those who consider a Democratic Party to be a completely decayed criminal organization that needs to be liquidated, and those who think that it is necessary to clean it off from the flying monkeys, and the party itself must be preserved in order to preserve a bipartisan democracy

    And the democrats divided into those who believe that they went too far and must stop attacking Trump and sabotaging his administration, and those who are ready for the sake of Hillary Clinton’s victory go to hell with a hymn.

    And Democrats are beginning to resemble Ukrainians more and more.

    For example, in response to the question of the significance of the shooting of the Republican Whip Scalise, they constantly state that the Trump supporters are shooting themselves. And in response to the speech of one of the sane journalists that you should not applause the execution of Scalise by some kind of crazy person, since, who knows, maybe hundreds of republican madmen are ready to shoot democratic congressmen and journalists, the journalist replied with a classic Ukrainian question: Why would they do it to us?!

  8. bukowskisghost June 19, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    Jim,

    You well know that Burrough’s said everything in one sentence half a century ago…… government is like a cancer, it just keeps metastasizing until it kills its host.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:55 am #

      Clintonialism is the cancer, not the government.

      • pequiste June 19, 2017 at 12:45 pm #

        It’s really not the Clintons, the Bush clan, Obama or Trump; they are just the sock-puppets, factotums or very nicely compensated errand runners. Rather the Evil-Fuckers-In-Charge who OWN the government(s) that is the precise problem as *hmuller* incisively stated above , and many other CFNers around these parts well know.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

        At least Reagan won in the Cold War.

        And what the fuck did the Clintons do except stealing tons of money for themselves and their flying monkeys?

        • JimInFlorida June 19, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

          As I said, Clinton seamlessly continued the Reaganomics paradigm and added PNAC into the mix, as ordered by TPTB.

          The show trial of “impeachment” was done to inoculate the office of the POTUS, in order to enable far worse crimes planned for the next POTUS. I already described that in detail a couple of weeks ago.

          What he didn’t finish was handed off to Viceroy Cheney and his pet monkey, GW Bush.

        • Majella June 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

          Finc, how can you say “at least Reagan won the Cold War”? that system was already on its knees by 1980 and it was only a matter of time.

          As well, the end of the East/West division in Europe, along with the loosening of China’s economy & export focus, released 100s of millions of labour units (people) that will work for less and like it. This is the start of the demise of the middle class in the ‘free’ West.

      • routersurfer June 19, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

        Clintonialism new spelling for Capitalism?

      • Majella June 19, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

        …and it was successfully (though in a somewhat diluted form) exported to the UK, Australia & New Zealand. It’s now taken,among the ruling classes, as indisputable fact that ‘there is no alternative’ to this creaking capital system.

  9. malthuss June 19, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    When US money goes bad the gov control ends, it’s as simple as that. Various financial crisis are now converging which will cause a bigger financial crisis than the one in 2008. Nothing was fixed after the 2008 crisis, the fundamental problem was too much debt and the solution to the 2008 crisis was more debt. The government, personal and private debt is now piled so much higher than in 2008 that the next financial crisis will cause a rapid cascade of bankruptcies throughout the economy except for the Federal government.

    The Federal government cannot go bankrupt because the Federal Reserve prints the Government’s money, also the world’s reserve currency out of thin air, an “Exorbitant Privilege”. This privilege will end when the U.S. Government (through our friends at the Fed) destroys the purchasing power of the dollar through printing it (again, just like 2008) by the ton to prevent the bankruptcy of financial institutions. This will accomplish the goal of avoiding bankruptcy by paying everyone off with greatly depreciated dollars but it will end the dollar’s reign also.

    When the Fed wrecks the dollar the Fed ends its own power too because their money will no longer have value. All those who have successfully used the current financial system to enrich themselves and buy and sell politicians like cheap whores and set U.S. Government policy will find that their political power, dependent upon money has disappeared. What comes next is unknowable now but if history is any guide the bad actors who currently run things will not be in charge.

    • malthuss June 19, 2017 at 10:26 am #

      youtube.com/watch?v=MLralrdnssk

    • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 10:46 am #

      The fact that they can print money means that Peak Oil will occur when the amount of oil coming out of the ground cannot sustain the demand. That is fundamentally different than what Kunstler has been preaching. EIEOR is irrelevant when you control the printing press. That was the flaw in his analysis. What does that look like? Naturally they will conceal it until they can’t. Ultimately I think the end game is control of the last little bit, since it will be worth a fortune. Iraq was the ultimate oil piggy bank. I think once energy becomes scarce, the automobile will disappear. More than anything, the automobile is what got us in this fix. When electricity replaced kerosene, Standard Oil needed a new product. The automobile was it. All that energy wasted. It could have sustained us for 1,000 years. The energy crisis colliding with the climate change crisis is the perfect recipe for apocalypse.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 10:55 am #

        I think the automobile had a lot to do with the downward mobility of the black ‘community’.
        Hey, I just used the term ‘mobility’. I must be on to something.

      • DA June 19, 2017 at 11:03 am #

        Thing is, the automobile and all the rest of it was inevitable. Once the cheap energy genie came out of the bottle, there was simply no way that we ever going to resist its allure. We were and are simply another evolutionary dead end. Our fate was sealed by the middle of the 19th century.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 11:23 am #

          Yes, a good point. They always used to say you can’t fight progress.
          Although I’ve learned that the Luddites may have been given a bum rap, and weren’t so much anti-progress as concerned about how much damage to society would happen as it was ushered in.
          The automobile industry paid to rip up the trolley tracks, for instance. We could have had both.
          Come to think of it, that was an early example of crony capitalism.

        • basil June 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

          DA-Good to see somebody kind of gets it. Humans have been nothing but gadget makers from the beginning. Fossil fuels have made gadget-making easier and more fun in the last two centuries. Unlike so many folks on this site, I don’t pretend to know what is going to happen, but when this many people use such exorbitant amounts of resources, and emit so much poison, I don’t see a good outcome-unless you see possible human extinction as a good outcome. Until such time, I am certain humans will continue to rationalize their behavior by referring to historically uncorroborated myths about the spirit world.

    • DA June 19, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      Since a dollar collapse will take down just about every other currency with it, my money’s on a new, all-electronic, global currency for the international jet set, with all us hay seeds left to fend for ourselves locally. Said electronic currency has numerous advantages: It will be by its very nature a banker’s currency, locking in the skim and making it bigger than ever before. No messy bills passing hand to hand among the dirty people, who will at long last finally be shut out completely and be redesignated as ferals. It will be by its very nature traceable and controllable. The relatively common people using it will simply have no place to hide, while the big boys with their mind-numbingly complex financial chicanery, will be free to continue on as before. Both of these facts combined will make it the ultimate tool for social control. Wanna bite the hand that feeds little man? Watch your bank accounts – your veritable identity itself – vanish overnight and your status be relegated to feral. On the plus side, it will make dealing with the population bomb relatively straight forward. The ferals will find out the hard way that while living off the land might sound romantic in theory, it damn sure ain’t gonna support the 7.5B of us that 20th century industrialism has misguidedly brought into existence.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 11:02 am #

        Amazon has moved into the grocery business.
        Amazon doesn’t take cash.

      • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 11:36 am #

        What could cause a dollar collapse? The only thing that will bring that about is a war? America has shown we will defend it to the death. That war will be with China, and right now we are cozying up to Russia because we hope they will be our ally. It won’t happen. Russia wants a level playing field. They want a return to superpower status. If there’s a dance coming, Russia will side with China. People argue with me and say they are white, that they will naturally ally with other whites. I say maybe.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

      The guns, baby, the guns. He who gots them gets to make the rules. If you beat yours into a frying pan or a back scratcher, you’re shit out of luck.

      • thwack June 19, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

        Now wait a minute Janos?

        That sounds like some savage, black, hood, canibal, gothefuckbacktoafrica, ni66er logic?

        Might makes right?

        Whooda ever thunk that?

        (uh… ni66ers?)

        YOU ARE CORRECT SIR!

        What is going on Janos?

        Are you refining white supremacy so much its starting to confuse white people?

        You’re slippin.

        Maybe you should retire?

        • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm #

          Though an exquisite gentleman, I am also an atavism, much like Lord Greystone aka Tarzan.

  10. malthuss June 19, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    But Sweden’s new law adds another layer of hate-speech prohibition to the social ostracism. As Fria Tider (Free Times) reported (translated electronically from Swedish and then edited for grammar and word usage) in a piece entitled “New Law Makes it Easier to Prosecute Those Who Offend Immigrants or Those in Power,” “The crime of ‘insult’ will be prosecuted — but only for giving offense to immigrants, LGBTQ persons or authorities … [under a] common insult to the public prosecution.”
    The law has been pushed by Swedish parliamentarian Andreas Norlén, who said, during what Fria Tider described as “an unchallenged debate on the issue in parliament,” “I do not think it takes very many prosecutions before a signal is transmitted in the community that the Internet is not a lawless country — the sheriff is back in town.”
    And unchallenged is precisely how Swedish authorities — and many other Western governments — want their leftist agenda to be, with immigration in particular enjoying sanctified status in Sweden. As CBN reported earlier this month in a piece entitled “Soviet Sweden? Model Nation Sliding to Third World”:
    Sweden’s leftist establishment and media believe a cornerstone of their perfect society is multiculturalism — large-scale immigration from some of the poorest, most backward nations on Earth — and Swedes who disagree with that plan risk being labeled racist, fascist, even Nazi.
    “Immigration is the starting point and the finishing point. It’s the most important point to prove you’re friendly toward foreigners, you’re friendly toward immigration,” Danish journalist Mikael Jalving, author of the book Absolut Sweden, said.
    And if it can be “proven” that you don’t support immigration, “you’re out of the game,” says Jalving.
    What does this mean? Journalist Ingrid Carlqvist explains that you become a pariah, stating, “If they point at you and say you are a racist, then you will have no job, no career, you might lose your family. You will have no future.”
    This is despite the fact, say critics, that wide-scale Third World immigration is threatening Sweden’s future. As CBN also reported:
    Sweden’s immigration model is failing miserably … test scores in Swedish schools are plummeting … [and] crime in some areas has skyrocketed. Immigrants burned the Stockholm suburb of Husby for over a week last year.
    Many Jews now live in fear of attacks by Muslim immigrants and are leaving.
    Amun Abdullahi, a journalist for Swedish radio, left last year and returned to her native Somalia after she was attacked in the Swedish media over her news report about radical Muslim immigrants in Sweden.
    She told Swedish television that Mogadishu was safer than immigrant areas in Stockholm.
    Frontpage Mag’s Daniel Greenfield, quoting from JihadWatch.org, provides even more perspective:
    “Sweden’s population grew from 9 million to 9.5 million in the years 2004-2012, mainly due to immigration from ‘countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia.’ 16 percent of all newborns have mothers born in non-Western countries. Employment rate among immigrants: 54 percent.”
    Sweden now has the second highest number of rapes in the world, after South Africa, which at 53.2 per 100,000 is six times higher than the United States.
    Note that 77 percent of these rapes are perpetrated by “foreigners,” most of whom are Muslim, while their victims primarily are native Swedes. And these figures may very well be artificially low estimates, as the government would prefer to make the headlines go away.

    And Western governments have long aimed to make politically incorrect criticism go away with tyrannical hate-speech laws. For example, LifeSiteNews.com reports, “Chapter 15, Section 8 of Sweden’s criminal code prohibits the expression of ‘disrespect’ towards favoured minority groups. The law carries a penalty of up to four years of imprisonment. It requires no evidence of incitement to violence and lacks any objective standard for identifying ‘disrespect.’” Quoting the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Lifesite mentions that Pope John Paul II himself “dissented from popularly held views on homosexual behavior, abortion, and divorce”; this means that under Western hate-speech laws, the pope could conceivably have been arrested for espousing Catholic teaching.
    In reality, of course, a pope’s status and clout offer protection (at least for now).

    But a Swedish pastor named Åke Green was not so lucky, as he was convicted and sentenced under hate-speech law in 2004 after giving a sermon on homosexuality. And while his story has a not-too-unhappy ending — Sweden’s Supreme Court reluctantly acquitted Green in 2005 — wasn’t it, as Andreas Norlén said, a signal “transmitted in the community” that the thought-police “sheriff is back in town”?
    Moreover, other stories don’t end happily. For instance, Canadian Mark Hardin

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      Sweden’s famous “cradle to grave” socialism collapsed a long time ago, so having a strict ‘no talking’ rule prevents anyone from analyzing what happened.

    • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 11:33 am #

      Malthuss,
      While Sweden struggles with their population over unappreciated immigrants, Chicago is doing something about it!

      bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40293666

      Chicago, that “toddling town”, the city of Big Shoulders” is going “high tech” to solve the issue of violent gun crime in the city. They are using sound triangulation to pin-point shooting incidents to help identify and control the issue. A self-identified spokesperson said, candidly, that Chicago has gotten a bad rap due to the violence and it is caused by a dysfunctional few…”Goddamned Canadian Immigrants” Illegal as hell, coming into Chicago to cause trouble…we will get to the bottom of this if we have to spend every last cent in the city coffers!” The spokesperson also said that the Canadian miscreants were racist, using the South Side of Chicago as their personal shooting galleries to impugn the locals who are usually to be found cowering in local churches to escape the violence. “If you remove the Canadian shooting incidents” from the statistics…we would have almost no gun violence in the city at all!”

      Just dreamin’

      • michael June 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

        As luck would have it the city has already spent every last cent in its coffers.

  11. Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    I don’t know that there wouldn’t be a clamor for Hillary Clinton to fix things.
    She said during her campaign, that she was going to fix some things that we had already been told, repeatedly, were doing just great.
    She got an awful lot of votes.

    BTW, she still hasn’t said a word about the people who were gunned down on Flag Day.
    Maybe she’s finally collapsed for good.

  12. beantownbill. June 19, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    When one puts rats in a cage too small for their numbers, the rats start behaving aggressively and crazily. Need I say more?

    • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

      B.F. Skinner

    • EvelynV June 20, 2017 at 1:50 am #

      A banal cliche if ever there was one…

      Need you say more?! Lordy , yes you need to say some words that haven’t been mumbled a million times before.

      Useless utterances make us weary. Please don’t do it any more.

  13. sprawlcapital June 19, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    The debt crisis should hit around mid-August, just when green beans are ready to pick. I planted them June 10 and some came up as early as last Thursday, but there were large gaps in the rows. It gets stressful, as you wonder if it will be necessary to replant. Then during the day yesterday, large numbers of beans germinated and emerged, nearly filling in the rows. That’s the way it can be with green beans, uneven germination.

    Yesterday I weeded and thinned about 40 feet out of a total of 48 feet of carrot rows. Thinning carrots is some of the hardest and most tedious work in the garden. I set an inverted plastic bucket between the rows to use as a seat, which helps immensely. With practice, thinning goes faster. You get so you can readily select the plant you want to save and remove the ones that are crowding it. Even so, I spent about five hours on this yesterday. The rewards more than make up for the work of growing carrots in the home garden. Nothing like the flavor, both raw and cooked.

    I thin carrots to about one to two inches apart. The plants look kind of scraggly after thinning, but, if all goes well, they will recover quickly and start growing fast, now that they have room.

    Growing chemical-free food, as I do, can be labor-intensive, but guess what. There is more labor available in the world than ever before in history. Better to put people to productive work than to let them languish in cubicles.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      Ever leave carrots in the ground? Beautiful flowers, and boy, do they attract bees.

      • sprawlcapital June 19, 2017 at 11:17 am #

        I might try that with a few this year. Good idea.

      • ozone June 19, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

        Beryl and sprawl,
        Same with parsnips (2nd year), and, man oh man, the prodigious amount of seeds from just a couple/three!

    • ozone June 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

      sprawl,
      My carrots are germinating “spottily” too! Oh well, it’s been a little too wet and a little too cold here.
      I always use the 3-fingers-between spacing method. 😉

    • Majella June 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

      yep, and you get to eat all those sweet baby carrot thinnings…yum.

  14. davidreese2 June 19, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    What do our elected representatives think about all this? I recently got a sense of this when I took a tour of the Capitol and sat in for a few minutes on an live session of the House of Representatives.

    The chamber was mostly empty. One Representative after another were droning about some impending legislation, but few in the chamber were paying much attention.

    What caught me by surprise was the some Representatives — in this open session of Congress — appeared to be busy texting on their cell phones, and at least one Representative was conspicuous by having his head buried in a newspaper.

    That is your government at work.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

      Sixty Minutes said that freshmen in Congress spend about 30 hrs a week on the phone trying to drum up contributions. That’s their main work. Upper classmen do less, and eventually get staff to do it for them. They get to kick back and start enjoying the perks.

  15. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 11:27 am #

    It will be by its very nature a banker’s currency

    So far, cryptocurrency (block-chains) proved to be a payment of choice for the narco-dealers.

    Not sure about the States, but in Russia it’s being anonymously traded for narcotics, with anonymous delivery made through the system of hidden stowage the GPS coordinates of which are being electronically transmitted upon receiving a payment.

  16. beantownbill. June 19, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    Actions (and inactions) have consequences. Everything eventually changes except change itself. The state of a society doesn’t continue indefinitely the same as the present. Either evolution or devolution occurs.

    I’ve watched our national decision-making for 50 years, and it has consistently been bad for the general population. If those in power just made choices as they came up, then some would be good and some would be bad. That policy has been bad for the public almost 100% of the time flies in the face of probability.

    Therefore, some force must be directing the decision-making in a certain direction. Now, I’m not a conspiracy person, but I’ve come to believe that some group or groups of people have been steering events for their own nefarious purposes. Whoopie, you may say, he’s finally gotten it. No, it’s just that i require a certain amount of evidence before I come out publicly with a stand. Now I’ve reached that level of evidence.

    The deep state, globalists or whatever you want to call them, have brought about so much bad policy that things are reaching a crisis point in the near future. The center cannot hold for much longer. Prepare accordingly.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      Even those who noticed the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, don’t seem to want to understand what’s causing it.
      I think it’s partly because first we had the installation of the PC brainwashing.
      I see over in old England, which isn’t merry anymore, they would rather let their daughters die than say one word against globalist policies, for fear they will be branded as racists, or something.

      I noticed there was a lot of obscene chatter, after that shooting at a baseball game, having to do with “taking away” health care. First of all, both parties are just fine with Obamacare, and no one has taken anything away. However, Obamacare is going away all by itself.
      Why do I bring this up? Because Obamacare was a major giveaway to corporate interests, disguised as “reform”, and people still won’t face that, and ones that do say so are accused of being killers who deserve assassination.
      Here’s an article relating to health care, and the retirement of GE’s Jeff Immelt, Obama’s pal:
      dailygazette.com/article/2017/04/26/union-rallies-for-working-class-outside-schenectady-ge-plant
      To save time, I will give you the money quote:

      “Our program provides post-65 retirees with access to a quality private exchange, additional cost-saving options and more choice in coverage. The change is consistent with trends among other large companies.”

      What am I talking about? That quote is GE’s answer to retirees who are losing their medical benefits as they understood they would have.
      The “private exchange” is the important part.
      Obamacare was a means for global corporations to dump their contacted responsibilities to their retirees.
      Obama wasn’t a socialist. Obama was a corporatist/globalist.
      Here you see the head Democrat working against the working man.
      I think Immelt is leaving now, because GE was counting on getting a big piece of that global warming money, and Trump took it away.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      What group has the most power in relation to their numbers? And which are you forbidden to criticize? Which is the richest, both per capita and in absolute terms? Triangulate that and you’ll have your answer.

      • JimInFlorida June 19, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

        You are dangerously close to committing thoughtcrime.

        In Sweden, you’d be taken in for questioning any minute now.

      • thwack June 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

        Red heads?

        • JimInFlorida June 19, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

          Red hair weave. All the way down to her butt.

          Sometimes they show up on Maury Povich. God help the Black man on the receiving end of their fury. “Maury! I’m 5000% sure he my baby’s daddy!!!”

  17. thwack June 19, 2017 at 11:30 am #

    After nearly a year of investigating, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the DIA, DHS, et. al. haven’t been able to leak any substantial fact about “Russian collusion”

    *************************

    They can’t even agree on a word to describe what it is the Russians are said to have done?

    Collusion?

    “Tampering?”

    “meddling?”

    How bout “niggling?”

    One of the more advanced forms of trolling is to get people to assume you did something you didn’t do.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      Originally, when Hillary came up with the Russian story, she said it wrecked her momentum. Or was that Comey who did that?
      No, it was the Russians, by revealing stuff people around her actually did.
      She didn’t say how it wrecked her momentum, or what, exactly momentum is. I did hear a lot of her journalist pals repeat that, though.

    • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      “One of the more advanced forms of trolling is to get people to assume you did something you didn’t do.”

      Thwack,
      Yes, and also to get people to assume that you are something you ain’t….

      • thwack June 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

        Thats rich coming from someone who doesn’t know what color he is OR which bathroom to use.

    • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

      Why does he act like he has something to hide?

      • Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

        Which ‘he’?

        • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

          All of ’em. Trump. Jared. Sessions. Flynn. Melania. Ivanka. It’s fake news that Russia tried to influence our elections? Really.

          • capt spaulding June 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

            You are right, Putin is misunderstood. However, just to be prudent, don’t criticize him if you are standing next to a window.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

            Yeah, really. Everyone has something to hide, but some more than others. No one more than Hillary, her team, and the DNC.

            Russia tried to influence us? More than say, China? Or Israel? Really?

            And we didn’t try to influence them? Or China? Or Israel?

          • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

            You speak through a cleft asshole. How would we know which communist is better exactly? The one with the reddest hat. Here it is in terms even someone with 11 gallons of orange Kool-Aid inside them can understand. Trump is a puppet. He is run by Russian Oligarchs. They hold the strings, he dances when they move. Hillary told him as much at the debates. Who can forget his response? “No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet.” An obvious intellectual powerhouse.

          • thwack June 19, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

            Well lets not go crazy here…

            He’s white?

            That should count for something right?

            Just sayin

          • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

            White yes but he has urine flavored cotton candy on his head. I mean we can only over look so much right?

          • thwack June 19, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

            where did you get this knowledge of urine flavored cotton candy?

            Are you selling it?

            (no homo in advance)

          • Billy Hill June 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

            “All of ’em. Trump. Jared. Sessions. Flynn. Melania. Ivanka. It’s fake news that Russia tried to influence our elections? Really.”

            “Yeah, really. Everyone has something to hide, but some more than others. No one more than Hillary, her team, and the DNC.

            Russia tried to influence us? More than say, China? Or Israel? Really?

            And we didn’t try to influence them? Or China? Or Israel?”

            DID I HEAR SOMEONE SAY MEXICO?

  18. JohnAZ June 19, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    Agriculture, the most evident example of the onset of The Long Emergency in the future. What is going to happen to society when we will have to do manual labor to get something to eat? What happens when people will have to learn to prepare and preserve food instead of going to restaurants? CHAOS! The movement of the populace from the farm to the cities was caused by the onset of the internal combustion engine. The reaction of the decline of the same technology on the farm will be catastrophic to a world order based mass food production. Steven Hawking just cut his estimate of the end of civilization from 900 years to 100 years. His answer is the colonization of outside worlds. You think moving back to the farm will be destructive, try growing carrots on Mars.

    • michael June 19, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

      Here in the West civilization ended some years ago.

    • charlie foxtrot June 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

      …or potatoes…

    • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

      Hawking is crazy, a veritable Dr Davros from Dr Who. Some say that the real Hawking died and this is a “sit in”. Hawking, either the real one or the replacement, regularly goes to a strip club. That’s about the sanest thing he does.

    • thwack June 19, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

      “What is going to happen to society when we will have to do manual labor to get something to eat?”

      ***************************

      Blax will become model citizens?

      Sorry,

      I’ll get my coat

  19. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    When US money goes bad the gov control ends == malthuss

    The stability of US dollar at this point could be achieved by the Trump-Putin agreement, as it was in the late 1960s.

    Just imagine joint Russian-American statement: “From now on the acceptance of American dollar is guaranteed by the joint nuclear and conventional arsenal of US and Russian Armed Forces”

    Russia could get its profit by returning oil to $100 – $125 range and by participating in Seigniorage of printing US Dollar.

    • lsjogren June 19, 2017 at 12:07 pm #

      As I always like to say:

      “The US dollar is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Armed Forces.”

      • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

        So, why is that so bad? The alternative would be a complete chaos in international production chains and trade, resulting in suffering and deaths of countless people.

        It is just that the strength of United States Armed Forces is far from what it used to be after 16 years of non-stop wars, grand theft by US Defence contractors and rearmament program of Russian Armed Forces of 2004 – 2020.

  20. volodya June 19, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    You wonder when things in the US will collapse under the weight of their own bullshit the way the Soviet system did. The ground-down Soviet citizen never believed party propaganda simply because it defied street-level reality.

    Worker’s paradise? Sure, have some vodka, the all-purpose anesthetic, a sure-fire pain reliever, the only thing they never ran short of. And so people drank until they fell off their chairs.

    But staying drunk couldn’t change the truth and inevitably the bullshit burst its banks. Even the nomenklatura with the greatest stake in the status quo stopped pretending. And down the crapper it all went.

    You see parallels with the laughable state of things in the US. The propaganda sez one thing, your lyin’ eyes tell you otherwise. Both sides of the political divide live by precepts that that no reasonable and rational person could abide by. So strenuous is the required suspension of disbelief that it’s an exhausting ordeal to answer simple questions like “why?”.

    Why did Hillary run? Why didn’t they indict her? Why are they investigating Russian collusion? Why let Wall Street run amok? Why is the Ridiculocity du jour worth a billion dollars?

    Why? Nobody who isn’t out of their fucking mind can come up with reasonable and rational responses to these questions. It’s not your wild imagining, people who purport to have answers, that is, people who run the Manhattan-Washington Axis, without even slightly exaggerating really are out of their goddamn tree.

    In this, appearances do NOT deceive. I mean, look at who’s in the White House, look at his opponents, look at Comey, look at what these people are saying and doing. These people should be in the Hoo-Hoo Hotel taking the cure, not at the pinnacles of power, not in national media every fucking day, not in front of congressional committees whose own sanity is more than suspect.

    It’s like the inestimable Herb Stein said; if something can’t go on, it won’t. People have to live and work and eat, so this can’t go on. The question is how it ends.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      And so people drank until they fell off their chairs

      Don’t worry, there are enough Russian sober-heads to blow any Russophobe ass out of the water.

    • lsjogren June 19, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

      The good thing is that with advances in robots, the people killing themselves on booze are no longer essential to our economy.

      Somehow Russia hasn’t figured out how to leverage that.

  21. lsjogren June 19, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    I see a blurb on CNBC about an interview with Lloyd Blankfein.

    My thoughts immediately turn to his cappucino machine.

    • pequiste June 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

      Isjogren: be so kind to explain (t)his “cappuccino machine” comment as I am always a wee slow on MOndays.

      When seeing the Goldman Sachs chairman, or really anything relating to the wire-pullers over there, I usually think of some extraordinary manor house in Muttontown or a Manhattan penthouse, well attended by the glitterati, for an evening of initiations, blood-drinking rituals, with some Satanic sex orgy afterwards.

      Additionally Washington D.C. and Hollyweird both have plenty of venues engaged in the same sort of fun and frolics.

      I still need help with the cappuccino machine concept. Thanks.

  22. Beryl of Oyl June 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

    I don’t have a reply button, this is for you, thwack.
    I knew what you were up to, that’s why my answer was facetious.
    You see, I really don’t care what you think about white people, or even why you think about race so obsessively.
    You can’t take a joke, it’s you problem.
    You also have never learned to play nice.
    In the future, I’ll just ignore your posts.

    • thwack June 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

      No you won’t.

      You don’t have the mental toughness to do that; who do you think you are?

      Me?

      I think you are having a bad dream.

      When you wake up I will reject your apology and scream at you like your dad used to do.

      *you’re welcome*

      • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

        “I think you are having a bad dream.”

        Mack Daddy,
        Yeah, me too…I was dreaming about Baltimore, Detroit, Oakland, Atlanta, Camden, Chicago….

  23. twomartinilunch June 19, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    I just want the whole fucking mess to go away.

  24. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

    “The US dollar is backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Armed Forces.”

    Personally, I think that before and after Clinton’s presidency, United States were taking the privilege of printing the World currency pretty responsibly and were always trying to curtail the madness of the printing press

    This is Clintons with their friggin super-greed, Informational Superhighway project (dot com business) and a hot desire to participate in the final privatisation of the former Soviet property went on the printing rampage and emitted 20 trillion dollars backed by nothing other than dot coms, which they distributed among their “friends”.

    That 20 trillion was and still is the main reason for current prolonged economic crisis and must be destroyed either by inflation of confiscation

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

      inflation or confiscation

      • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

        Finc,
        Default or Debasement.

  25. pequiste June 19, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    And what ever happened to noticing the nice bit of Londonistan anti-
    Yzlamik over-exuberance and Ramadan celebrations with a van this very day?

    Dow Jones Industrials are hitting record levels today so everything must be just peachy keen! At least Lloyd Blankfein, Jim Kramer and the rest of the Wall Street gang(sters) and banksters are having a great day.

    Standing by for an ISIS drone to shoot down an F-18 somewhere over Raqqa.

    Disjointed thinking just like the local TeeVee news cast. To be followed by weather and sports.

  26. Georges1202 June 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

    I’m investing heavily in fudge. Fudge futures are where it’s at. Everything may go the way of the DoDo, but we’ll always have fudge.

    • capt spaulding June 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      The Oligarchs have been packing the people’s fudge for quite some time now.

  27. GhostOfHam June 19, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    “After nearly a year of investigating, the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, the DIA, DHS, et. al. haven’t been able to leak any substantial fact about “Russian collusion””

    Jim — that would be a non-conspiracy conspiracy like in All the Presidents Men, a non-denial denial. lol.

    Better get the Benadryl.

    Cheers.

    • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

      Remember the first time you heard about Watergate? A two bit burglary. An embarrassed president tries to make it go away. He records himself doing it. Are you shitting me? And you thought the JFK assassination story was bullshit? Jesus. Pee Wee Herman could have written a more convincing plot. Now it’s deja vu all over again.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

        Even the ever ridiculous Rachael Maddow now admits that there is a “possibility” that Trump is innocent. In fact, nothing has been found. Yet a Special Commission has been set up? Witch hunt.

        • 100th Avatar June 19, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

          seawolf is nothing but a puppy with a new piece of rawhide… all slobber and a tiny lipstick.

    • seawolf77 June 19, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

      Rachel Maddow? Rachel Maddow? Et tu Brute.

    • libertysghost June 19, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

      Conspiracies do in fact exist of course. Every investigation is based on the theory that more than one person committed an illegal act and/or were involved in covering it up after the fact. So I’m not sure about the “conspiracy” canard…made redundant.

      But what’s not true about what he said that would require drugging? Are you arguing that there hasn’t been ample time for any of the “leaked information implicating” something “Trump” associated to be proven? Is it somehow mentally defective (needing drugging) to ask for proof or evidence when an “investigation” has gone on for this long AND multiple people who SHOULD know have publicly said there is no evidence?

      I think your Benadryl recommendation is more a deflection. I don’t have to like the guy (Trump) to not trust the people making these claims who have lied to me too many times to count in my adult life (both the POLS/”intelligence experts” and the MSM punditry class). To trust them at this point would actually prove mentally defective akin to Stockholm Syndrome or something of that order.

  28. janet June 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    the collapse of the equity and real estate markets –JHK

    Yes, Trump did put Goldman guys in charge and what they seem to want is 50-year or 100-year bonds, the removal of banking regulations, and getting the big banks back in the mortgage market.

    With no Dodd-Frank, the now non-regulated banks will be free to create 50 year amortized mortgages. A $300,000 loan will have P&I payments of $1,100 a month, and everybody with a house and a pulse will re-fi their mortgages. The TBTF banks will make hundreds of billions in mortgage fees (points), and hundreds of billions more selling the mortgage-backed securities to the secondary market.

    They seem to want to create an even higher leveraged housing boom than we saw in 2007.

  29. libertysghost June 19, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

    No worries…one word:

    SUPERVOLCANO

  30. thwack June 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm #

    McGregor MIGHT just be the man to knock out Mayweather?

    And McGregor’s advantage might be the same thing people say is his greatest weakness;

    He ain’t a boxer.

    And because he ain’t a boxer, Mayweather won’t be able to anticipate those boxing routines and sub routines most boxers string together to be effective.

    He’s a south paw too right?

    Thats another weak spot Mayweather has difficulty timing and predicting.

    Because lets face it, Mayweather ain’t a hard puncher, and even if he was, McGregor can take a hard punch.

    Floyd Mayweathers greatest skill is his analytical ability to read and predict other boxers; but Connor McGregor is not a boxer?

    So Mayweather can never be sure whats coming at him?

    or

    or

    from what direction?

    To sum up: Mayweather cannot just trade punches with McGregor EVEN if McGregor is willing to take two hits to get one in.

    Thats still too dangerous for Mayweather.

    I predict the following:

    1. Mayweather will NOT knock out or stop McGregor.

    2. Mayweather, if he wins, will only win on points because he was able to get in a few good clean (but ineffective) shots; and then run 26.2 miles evading McGregor for the rest of the fight.

    This will either be a very good fight, or a very bad fight?

    • tucsonspur June 19, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      Where will it be? Ring or octagon?

      You’re right about Mayweather’s running. He’s a great defensive fighter, but not an overall great fighter. He can avoid well also, different from running.

      If it’s the ring, Mayweather should outbox him. He wouldn’t survive the octagon. Take a look at Mayweather’s record. Notice the usual early stacking of KO’s. Go down about 7-8 from the top, look at how he sucker punches Ortiz. Notice the KO drop off.

      A mover, a ducker, but not really a fightin’, bad motherfucker.

      boxrec.com/boxer/352

    • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

      Mack Daddy
      I read the line was 50 to one against the Pikey….

  31. fineline June 19, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

    There is a room. Inside the room is a cookie jar. There are two cookies in the jar. There is nobody in the room.
    The blue eyed blonde haired fat boy, fresh off a run from chasing the ice cream truck, enters the room.

    A few minutes later, the fat boy emerges from the room.

    You witness the entire event and you know there were two cookies in the jar before the fat boy entered the room.

    You now enter the room and discover tht one of the cookies is missing.

    Common sense tells you right away that the ice cream chasing fat boy must have took the missing cookie.

    Then you realize that the golden haired fat boy is Donald Trump.
    No way, that Donald tttok that cookie, you now figure. There must be another explanation. Its a left wing conspirancy of Hilary resistors, no doubt about it. Its a totally dalse leak driven by the fake media news, whatever that is.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

      Fineline, I don’t know what you are saying, but remember: for every smart ass there is a dick with a screw.

    • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

      Fineline,
      False Premise! The fat boy would have eaten both cookies….

    • Janos Skorenzy June 19, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

      Fairly serious case of Trump Derangement Syndrome developing here. Avoid the Central Park showing of Julius Caesar at all cost.

    • Billy Hill June 19, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

      “…the ice cream chasing fat boy must have took the missing cookie.”

      MUST HAVE TAKEN, poltroon. Get a job.

  32. 100th Avatar June 19, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    “With the US military gone rogue in foreign lands, and the intelligence community off-the-reservation at home, and the Trump White House all gummed up in the tarbaby of RussiaGate, and the House and Senate lost in the shuffle.”

    They’re not lost in the shuffle. Rather, they’re partners in the dance called “The Shuffle”.
    Not expecting anyone to have expectations of leadership and initiative from the GOP with the new “R” administration, but many people may be asking where is the GOP leadership (McTurtle, Eddie Munster) and what are they doing.

    They’re busy colluding with their cross-aisle “foes” to, as the host puts it, gum-up the White House. DT is a very real existential threat to the cozy 3 party order (D’s, R’s, and the press) that demands complete supremacy in US governance.

    The legislative branch is not AWOL. The GOP is exhibiting passive-aggressiveness, towards the executive, of the highest order, and the DNC is beyond the point of no return in an implacable tantrum.

    This is what losers do. They take their ball and go home. They want the ball and the court, and you partisan types are giving it to them.

    • libertysghost June 19, 2017 at 5:19 pm #

      Well said…

      We have the imperfect candidate to be given the role of slayer to such a cravenous cabal, but he is all that there is in that position during this moment in history after all.

      He is at least naive in his approach to handing over the reigns of significant foreign policy decisions to the MIC masters. But we knew that would be the case with HRC so at worse it’s a wash to this point, with potential upside if he goes full “unpredictable” and decides to fire a bunch of them in retaliation for marching us too near WWIII.

      I’m sometimes cynical only because I have tried to pay attention during my life. But I’m also realistic…which is too often times reduced to “cynical” by those wishing to label my opinions.

      • 100th Avatar June 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

        Well, ole Ambrose did say cynics see things as they are not ought

    • ozone June 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm #

      100th,
      I concur.
      As a side benefit to this back room deal-making, it’s absolutely no mystery as to why there’s “employment” connected directly to the military in every one of these united states of collusive grifting.

      • My Point of View June 19, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

        For sure every state, but it’s a known fact that the MIC has deliberately made sure there’s at least one defense contractor in EVERY congressional district.

        • ozone June 19, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

          MPoV,
          I didn’t know that; whew! Chilling doesn’t even come close to saying it. Talk about “covering all the bases”; the very essence of perfidious deck-stacking.

  33. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    I’m sure there are hosts of people who want to know the circumstances under which a North Korean pilot, piloting a Russian plane, can legally shoot down an F16 in Texas. == sauerkraut

    After studying the situation a bit further, I have to re-evaluate my initial assessment…

    Suwalki Gap Between Weis Rusland and the Area of the Dog Knights

    The news tape is filled with an indignant howls on the topic: “Russia promises to shoot down our planes in Syria.”

    Among the voices are quiet, but sober voices: “Why is the US so needed the anti-Assad insurgents, that for their sake America is ready to start the Third World War?”.

    It came to the point that General Keane appeared on FOX-5 and began to refute these sober voices, explaining that the Russians would not dare to do this and America can calmly continue to provoke it.

    insider.foxnews.com/2017/06/19/syria-plane-shot-down-us-navy-russia-threatens-retaliation

    It appears that this entire performance was long ago timed to the beginning of a terror against Trump supporters in the US Congress, especially since Alex Jones never concealed that Hillary Clinton is European, and in fact a German spy.

    I would add a Nazi spy, but about this later. And the shooting down of a Syrian plane is an attempt to implement a plan for the introduction of a no-fly zone in Syria, which worked so well for her in Libya, and she tried once again to do it in Syria, having described in a PBS interview the shooting down of a Russian airplane by Turks a few days before it happened in real life.

    Naturally, the second time to repeat the old trick is not enough for a salute to commemorate the beginning of terror against Republicans in the US Congress. And the question arises: “What else did she prepare to commemorate this event?”

    And the answer is crystal clear: Suwalki Gap, that is the Polish-Lithuanian border. By the way, this name and the corresponding map exist only in German, which clearly shows where the shit is coming from.

    Since Russia now does not need the Baltic republics and provoking the Russian-Lithuanian conflict with Nazi demonstrations categorically fails, it is necessary to further stimulate it. To do this, it is enough to block the transit to Kaliningrad region through Lithuania, which is secured by the agreements, and then the optimal place from the point of view of NATO strategists for the Russian corridor to Kaliningrad is exactly this Suwalki Gap, and NATO prepared to block this transit, and then heroically reflect Putin’s insolent aggression, cutting off the two NATO countries from each other.

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/Suwalki_Gap-de.svg-cropped.png

    This is an old plan, and General Breedlove, not particularly hiding, tried to implement it on June 22, 2015. But then fakir was drunk and the trick failed, and now howling about the Russian threats and explanations of General Keane began to be accompanied by articles about Suwalki Gap and its vital importance for the United States.

    newsweek.com/nato-war-games-defend-baltic-russia-first-time-627068

    And if Putin, God forbid, decide to follow the NATO scenario, then a nuclear war will not begin, and NATO, which is weakened you know by whom, I think will not be able to actively reflect the Russian aggression, but Trump, as the spy of the state attacking NATO, could be arrested immediately.

    • 100th Avatar June 19, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

      How much immaterial horse shite can one man add to a conversation?

  34. KesaAnna June 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

    ” Why does he act like he has something to hide? ”

    Ugh.

    I’m more than a bit obsessive-compulsive, but i do get tired of going over the same elementals.

    So I’ll just copy-paste what I wrote Sunday evening ;

    ” Since when have you ever seen the entire White House staff “lawyer up” over “fake news”? ”

    let me see………..I think i have seen the entire White House Staff lawyer up about 10,000 times.

    for 10,000 various reasons. ” fake news” merely being one reason out of 9,999 other reasons.

    EVERYONE with any sense , or who can afford it , lawyers up.

    While i cannot say how many innocent people are in jail, or how many guilty people are in jail * —

    ( * Theologically , I believe in original sin . So, a priori, I don’t believe there is such a thing as innocence.

    Practically, with 10,000 + federal laws, not counting state and local laws, the concept of innocence is obsolete and antique. if you are breathing you ARE breaking some law, somewhere, somehow. )

    — I CAN say with absolute confidence that the jails are full to bursting with people who take as Gospel the fairy tale of law they see on TV and believe it is not necessary to lawyer up.

    By the way, in suggesting that when your opponents lawyer up it is prima facei evidence that they are guilty of something, you are painting your own side into a corner.

    As the old saying goes , ” you may start a war when you will , but you may not be able to end it when you please. ”

    Or, to put it in this context ; You may launch a witch-hunt as you see fit.
    But you are imprudent if you assume you will always get to pick the witch-hunters yourself. Your witch hunt may wind up under your opponents control.

    i’ll say it again ; Anyone with any sense lawyers up every time.

    —–

    ” Why does he act like he has something to hide? ”

    ummm…………..maybe because the law is not a fucking football game ?

    It is your fucking life that is at stake ? And you are surrounded by people who think ” Perry Mason” and ” Murder She Wrote” are real ?

  35. BackRowHeckler June 19, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

    Phew, looks like it might be MIG Alley 1952 all over again, this time over the deserts of Syria.

    I believe the first time around we won that fight. I wouldn’t be so certain about this time.

    Jim, I’m not so sure empty coffers at Treasury will affect anything. Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, State of CT, State of Illinois, State of California., the coffers are empty, the cupboards are bare. But that doesn’t stop these places from paying out generous lifetime pensions to retired govt workers, fat employee benefits, a whole range of welfare checks, and inviting the world’s poor (by the millions) into our sanctuary cities. There’s always plenty of swag for any lefty cause you can think of. Life goes on.

    brh

    • KesaAnna June 19, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

      At the risk of sounding like a liberal snowflake ;

      The middle class of the second half of the 20th century was bankrolled by the accumulated wealth of the working class in the previous 100 years .

      ( and then that middle class proceeded to screw over that working class, and didn’t know who they were. )

      Fast-forward to the present.

      I strongly suspect government pensions, the GI Bill , welfare checks, EBT , etc, is all that is keeping the country out of depression .

      • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

        Good points, KA.

        those programs you mention do keep a lot of cash circulating thru the economy. And maybe it can be kept going into perpetuity, I don’t know.

        On another point, where’s Little Jane?

        brh

      • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

        Kesa,
        Absolutely correct…what would be the state of the food chain/supermarkets without 47 Billions of dollars pumped into the economy each year?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

      I believe the first time around we won that fight

      After a complete defeat of American Air Force in the MIG alley, which convinced Joseph Stalin that no American bomber would reach Moscow, he began to train General Oleshev’s army to invade Alaska.

      And the first stage of this operation would be completed in 2 weeks after its start in the city of Seattle, where the Boeing factories are located, which is very instructive in the light of the new McCarthyism and the appointment to the post of Minister of Defense, General Mattis, who is very clever, but he obviously lacks weight on the internal front.

      And the love of Russia is not included in the job description of the American defense ministers, not then, not now. Their reasonableness is enough to solve all problems.

      • BackRowHeckler June 19, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

        We still had Mac Arthur, Ike, and Curtis ‘Bombs Away’ Le May.

        You would’ve been wiped out before you got to Nome, Alaska. Besides, the Red Army was a land army; how were you getting across the Bering Straights?

        brh

      • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

        As I recall, the kill ratio of the mighty USAF in Korea was 13 to 1.

        • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

          I have, however, seen kill ratio’s presented as low as 8-1….

          • thwack June 19, 2017 at 11:05 pm #

            Once you account for the spin on both sides, the loss ratio was more like 1 to 1.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

        The Russkis would have found a rifle behind every pinecone and blade of grass. Hunting bear would have become the national pastime.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

      And the war in Vietnam was lost with a bang and US withdrew from Vietnam not out of nobility or anti-war protests, but because the Soviet SAMs destroyed all American planes and there was simply nothing to fight with.

      • elysianfield June 19, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

        “because the Soviet SAMs destroyed all American planes and there was simply nothing to fight with.”

        Awww, C’mon man….

        • KesaAnna June 19, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

          I seem to recall that the UNITED STATES embargoed SOUTH Vietnam , and that didn’t exactly help the cause.

  36. ozone June 19, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

    “Why? Nobody who isn’t out of their fucking mind can come up with reasonable and rational responses to these questions. It’s not your wild imagining, people who purport to have answers, that is, people who run the Manhattan-Washington Axis, without even slightly exaggerating really are out of their goddamn tree.

    In this, appearances do NOT deceive. I mean, look at who’s in the White House, look at his opponents, look at Comey, look at what these people are saying and doing. These people should be in the Hoo-Hoo Hotel taking the cure, not at the pinnacles of power, not in national media every fucking day, not in front of congressional committees whose own sanity is more than suspect.”

    V.,
    I just thought that bore repeating… but I wholeheartedly agree. Thanks for taking a flamethrower to the sound-stage papier-mache.

  37. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

    The USA is a country of permanent civil war and this is the only war they have experienced on their own skin, they lack the genetically programmed experience of what happens when enemy soldiers come to your house and start killing your loved ones.

    In Russia and in Europe it is remembered and felt by everyone – probably there is something like a genetic memory of the society, and in America this memory is not there – even the soldiers of King George during the War of Independence in fact waged a civil war between the East and West Indian Companies. Even the ships with tea, from which the Boston tea party began to unload, belonged to the East India Company.

    Americans simply do not understand what a real foreign war is, and all these overseas adventures of American soldiers are for the Americans just like a movie and they think that losing the war is when many American soldiers die, and America will have to close its military base in a particular country and trade with someone on a less favorable terms than before.

  38. FincaInTheMountains June 19, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    You would’ve been wiped out before you got to Nome, Alaska.

    The formation of the 14th invasion army in Chukotka was entrusted to one of the best Soviet military commanders, General Oleshev, who on August 9, 1945, with a force crossed the Great Khingan, in just two weeks passed with his troops 950 kilometers and took one of the Chinese cities that in the 40’s was turned into a Japanese military base and the largest aircraft manufacturing center.

    After the war, he was entrusted with organizing the defense of Chukotka, since then few doubted the inevitability of the American invasion of the Far East, especially after the bombing of Russian airfields by American aircraft. But after the superiority of Soviet aviation was proved in the battles for the sky of Korea in the spring of 1951, the 14th Army began to prepare for an invasion of Alaska, and the sparingly attached engineering units turned into aerodromes the “jump” airfields for the Tu-4, whose combat range was only 5100 Km.

    And they built these airbases on the basis of sites left from the air route “AlSib” (Alaska-Siberia, which was left from Lend-Lease program). Under cover of MiG-15-bis and front-line aviation, the 14th Army of General Oleshev was to force the Bering Strait within a week, and in a month and a half go to Seattle and capture the Boeing factories.

    The use of atomic weapons was not planned in connection with the very small number of warheads then available to the USSR, but it is natural that in the event of war no one can guarantee this, especially after the use by US of atomic weapons.

  39. miner_tom June 19, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    “I don’t see any indication that the House and Senate will be able to bluster their way through this. ”

    Wrong! They always have and they always will.

    Stock market is way up. Real estate is way up. And all is well.

  40. wm5135 June 19, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

    Finc – “Americans simply do not understand what a real foreign war is”
    and preceding this “The USA is a country of permanent civil war and this is the only war they have experienced on their own skin”.

    Americans for the most part do not understand the Confederate States and the Union States have not recovered from the Civil War. Those citizens comfortably living outside of the former Confederate states have not experienced the grinding poverty of the southern states. Globalization came to the south as the textile mills, and steel mills were among the first casualties of that plague. To the victor goes the spoils and that is as true of the war between the states as of any other historical conflict. The hatreds and inequities spawned during reconstruction are as real and present as they were in 1900.
    We as a people are so deeply entwined within the propaganda generated to set brother against brother that we still think of that tragic episode as being noble. KesaAnna recently pointed out, accurately, that the government of the US insisted on war.
    When deception, destruction and a Trail of Tears is the goal we are truly the exceptional and indispensable nation. We never have the wealth to attend to our own future but always have sufficient wealth to destroy the futures of our neighbors.
    Here we are scrounging in the ash tray for enough coins to keep the lights on and at the same time deploying an additional 8000 troops for what can only be judged as a nefarious purpose. You are correct Finc, Americans understand very little.

    • KesaAnna June 19, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

      And i would like to add that I think that this narrative that torching an entire region, and killing 600,000 people when that was one-tenth of the population , was for the benefit of blacks,

      Is a narrative that hurt blacks , hurts blacks now, and will continue to hurt them.

      That narrative is NOT for THEIR benefit.

      It’s called a ” CONFIDENCE scheme ” for a reason.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        Blacks are much better off here than in Africa or Central America where Jefferson wanted to send them. And by that logic, so is everyone in the 3rd World. So the Liberal thinks it’s her duty to bring them all here, regardless of whether that’s the best thing for us, the actual Americans already here.

        Historically what would have helped Blacks? What can you do for such a primitive people that won’t destroy your society at the same time?

  41. KesaAnna June 19, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

    It’s nice to see Mr. Kunstler that you are starting to lump the FBI in with CIA.

    After all, the FBI was the outfit that put agents in the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

    Oooooh , a terribly threatening group those grey-haired Southern Belles !

    The founding father of the FBI was a suspected Nancy Boy ( At a time when people were doing hard time in prison for that sort of thing , people he helped lock up. )

    Or, certainly, a career celibate . ( And what is wrong with being a career celibate ? YOU TELL ME . WHY DO you folks habitually make dark insinuations about the career celibates in the Catholic Church ? Do you see something questionable there, or not ? )

    Now if you could only notice that the salt-of-the-earth Marshall Dillon in Fly-over America has 7 vehicles in the driveway , and the only paved driveway on the street, and the biggest house in a 15 mile radius , and considered that maybe something more than meritocracy explains that, you might make some actual progress.

    Then, maybe, you might dump the people are crazy excuse , and the people are dumb excuse,

    And entertained the idea that the American people knew, and know, exactly what they are doing .

    “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

    • KesaAnna June 19, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

      I luvs you anyway though . 🙂

  42. Pucker June 19, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    People will literally be jumping off buildings when the US stock market finally crashes. I wonder how dependent are US State and local finances on the US stock market? It seems like they can’t let it crash?

    cnbc.com/2017/06/19/us-stocks-dow-hits-record.html

  43. Pucker June 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    Karl Rove and Dick Cheney convinced George W. Bush, Jr. that if he wanted to become famous and win his dad’s respect that he should invade Iraq because Americans love a quick, easy war.

    “Of the infinite desires of man, the chief are the desires for power and glory.” Bertrand Russell

  44. nsa June 19, 2017 at 11:06 pm #

    Anyone else tired of the “stopped clock” cliche used so often on this site to rag on someone’s prediction?
    WTI Crude Oil settled at $44.20 today…..down 1.2%. Humble nsa touted shorting (selling the contract CL) the black goo at 51 a couple of months ago, and again at 47 last month, and again at 45.5 last week. Moronic college professors, dummy financial advisers, and various TV experts can’t see what would be obvious to a child of ten looking at an oil chart. May not get there in a straight line…but it will go below 40. And later this year there is a high probability that the 2015 low around 30 gets revisited. Might as well make some money while waiting for the apocalypse.

  45. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 12:28 am #

    Speaking of “Absent Without Leave”, the MSM never did inform the American people about the former Commander-in-Chief, George W. Bush, Jr.’s time AWOL from the Texas and Alabama Air National Guard.

  46. MrTibbs June 20, 2017 at 12:45 am #

    The U.S. Congress is not missing in action; they are extorted in action.

    The purpose of the DEEP STATE is the proper assemblage of personal data to extort votes.

    This is how easy it is to heist 8 TRILLION DOLLARS to fund campaigns and “nation building” in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen.

    The additional terror benefit of displaced inhabitants enjoying globalist directed open borders, safe passage, motive for retribution, a host population incapable of defending themselves or even recognizing the threat, simply adds to the globalist conquest.

    Y = career politicians x career lawyers x globalist mainstream media x career unelected Deep State bureaucrats x Hollywood elites x unprosecuted corruption

    “God integrates empirically.” -Albert Einstein.

    Y = old republic NETWORK globalism

    -T

    They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

  47. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 3:49 am #

    Is it a micro-aggression to suggest that Bill Cosby may have a “Dark Side”?

  48. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 4:01 am #

    “One Adam 12, One Adam 12, There’s a 211 in progress. Handle Code 3.”

  49. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 4:42 am #

    “The digital, crypto-currency buck stops here…for a micro-second.”

  50. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 6:54 am #

    KesaAnna – “And entertain(sp) the idea that the American people knew, and know, exactly what they are doing .”

    Acceptance of “All of the Justice You Can Afford” does seem to lend credence to your perspective.
    We have become the embodiment of Niemoller’s “First they came for……and then they came for me.” We have surrendered our privacy our liberty and have justified our actions claiming “I have nothing to hide”. Soon enough that will be more true than the phrase intends. Following the current trajectory the phrase will become “I have nothing”.
    Can someone please identify Billy Budd on the current national stage?

  51. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 7:50 am #

    Should white physicists even be allowed to talk about dark matter? What can white physicists, who have benefitted from White Privilege and the historic oppression of the black man, possibly know about Dark Matter?

  52. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    The witch, Hillary, may have put a “Double Whammy” on Trump?

  53. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    Do you “Do Your Own Thing”? I used to “Do My Own Thing” until I found a girl to do it for me.

  54. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    Pucker – “What can white physicists, who have benefitted from White Privilege and the historic oppression of the black man, possibly know about Dark Matter?”
    That it must exist or the model is fatally flawed.

    • elysianfield June 20, 2017 at 10:29 am #

      “That it must exist or the model is fatally flawed.”

      Yes, another case of inductive reasoning taken to a comical “absurdum ad infinitum”….

      It begs the question; “Does Dark lies Matter?”

  55. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    Isn’t it a manifestation of “White Supremacy” for white physicists to suggest that “Black Holes” are some kind of implacable, negative, sinister force in the universe when everybody knows that it is the white man who is the most destructive and oppressive force that there is?

  56. beantownbill. June 20, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Nobody is innocent; everyone is guilty.

    • malthuss June 20, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

      We pass on the Jewish guilt trip.

  57. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 9:53 am #

    I’m triggered when Stephen Hawking, from his position of academic White Privilege, uses the term “Black Hole”.

    • 100th Avatar June 20, 2017 at 10:08 am #

      Before I run a bag of trash out I like to try and compress the contents a bit, and allow for more room, for more trash in the bag.

      Perhaps you can try the same with your bullsh*t posts? Y’know, fit all your garbage into one space?

      • Elrond Hubbard June 20, 2017 at 10:21 am #

        I don’t know the language, but I have heard that in Russian, black hole is a bodily orifice. They have to use a different term when referring to the astronomical phenomenon.

        Maybe there’s a way to apply that to get Pucker to say something more useful, but I can’t think of anything right now.

  58. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    “I’m triggered when Stephen Hawking, from his position of academic White Privilege, uses the term “Black Hole”.”
    *
    “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you’ve not fooled yourself, it’s easy not to fool other scientists. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after that.”
    ? Richard Feynman, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character

    “– and pompous fools drive me up the wall. Ordinary fools are alright; you can talk to them and try to help them out. But pompous fools – guys who are fools and covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus – THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!”
    ? Richard Feynman, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character

    Perhaps an indictment, still accurate.
    wm

    • capt spaulding June 20, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

      The best way to deal with Stephen Hawking is to throw a medicine ball at him.

      • Pucker June 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

        I’m triggered by the term “Black Hole”. Using “Black” is a hostile microaggression by the White power structure against the oppressed black man. And “Hole” is sexist as it implies a vagina.

        I’m triggered.

        I should be exempt from doing any work.

  59. Being There June 20, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    But Wait, there’s more. This is what awaits us all and nobody’s discussing it!!

    No time to research this yet, but I highly recommend a listen: Nancy MacLean, the William Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, joins us to discuss her new book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. MacLean tells the story of James McGill Buchanan, a Nobel Prize-winning economist from the South. She examines how Buchanan devised a plan to reduce the role of government in America, and how his cause was picked up and funded by the wealthy. These ideas crept into the right’s philosophy, and have even reached the White House in the form of Vice President Mike Pence.

    wnyc.org/story/engineer-rights-libertarian-takeover/

    • malthuss June 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      Duke U, where the White guys were lynched by 80 professors?
      How did the lawsuits turn out?

      Pat Buchanan, the guy who warns about immigration [sadly, he is for limited immigration to USA]. Even Trump wont tell us that ‘it is too late for the USA’.

      James McGill Buchanan, that name is new to me.
      There is too much government and lots of bad laws.

  60. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Circa 1974 I was on a flight from Tucson to my home in Florida. I was reading a book about the cosmic background radiation and estimating the age of this mystery using red shift. A gentleman seated next to me inquired of the subject of the book. I gave a brief explanation and he declared “Ah – science fiction”. I attempted to use the Doppler Shift to aid in explanation of the red shift of light. The only response the gentleman was capable of was “Right, Science Fiction”.
    *
    I am sure of one thing, I do not know anything with 100% surety. All I can do is attempt to describe my experience and relate that to the descriptions of the experience of others. Many believe there is a single reality and that all observers have the same experience and this gives them great comfort.
    I read the comments of Janos who expresses himself with clarity and passion. The reality that he describes does not match my experience. The ideas of the multiverse and separate realities affords me of the same comfort.
    *
    I am here to have your thoughts, and compare our disparate experience. The question, the answer of which I seek, : Is hope truly in vain?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

      A Separate reality a la Don Juan? Or maybe the dark light just hasn’t caught up to you yet.

      Do you drive? If you do, you live in a different universe than those who walk and take public transportation. For us, Pit Bulls are a huge problem. I’ve narrowly escaped serious bodily harm twice now. I’m considering carrying a stun gun to defend myself. And of course, modifying where I walk to avoid known would be killers.

      Blacks are human pit bulls. If you don’t live where they are, you wouldn’t know. Or if you drive and have your own reality. I mean you could know. You could investigate the issue and the disparate crime rates and believing the stories of White savaged by Blacks. But that would mean accepting a common reality, perhaps even caring about your brothers. Caring enough to know in a nutshell.

    • ozone June 21, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

      “I am here to have your thoughts, and compare our disparate experience. The question, the answer of which I seek, : Is hope truly in vain?”

      wm5135,
      All bullshit aside, the answer is, yes.
      Hope is the pursuit of the pinnacle of personal security in a naturally insecure world/planetary system/current universe.
      Pragmatism and forward-looking preparations (but not TOO far future; try a few generations – at most) are the best you can do. An abandonment of hope is not “hell”, it is an acceptance and coping-with of things as they really exist. Therein lies [personal] peace.

  61. volodya June 20, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    David Brooks is saying let’s not get carried away.

    You’ll remember that David was one of the go-to guys who could tell you why Trump mustn’t be president, and given the electoral landscape, why Trump couldn’t POSSIBLY find the road to 270.

    Well, Trump found it. But back to David’s point. When he said “let’s not get carried away” he was talking about what Trump called the “witch hunt”, but being less temperate than Trump, I would prefer to call a Deep State putsch. Clearly, the globalist elite can’t have an obstructionist like Trump, one that might match his campaign rhetoric with actual policy. Can’t have this guy stirring the pot can we?

    But David’s right about not getting carried away. He sez that after all this, ahem, “investigating”, they haven’t come up with anything. Why? Because there’s nothing there. No collusion.

    There’s consequences to upending elections. Or even attempting to upend elections. Everybody with a pulse knows this. This is a place whee you tread very, very carefully, something you don’t do without an abundance of cause. Maybe David finally realized it too.

    Then David discredits himself by writing that Russia’s attack on American democracy was truly heinous. Heinous? Really? How do we know? This line is getting increasingly hard to swallow notwithstanding the reports of a few (not all 17) intel agencies that Russia mucked about in the election. Especially because the obvious motive in this assertion is to delegitimize Trump’s win and undermine his presidency.

    Russia “hacked” the election? So, back to the intel boys: where’s the proof? But they wouldn’t provide any. They say take it on faith, trust us. But why should we take on faith the word of these buffoons? So I’ll keep my own counsel on this, I say there’s no “there” there either. Show us the proof or shut up.

    Even Assange sez it wasn’t the Russians that hacked the DNC emails. And then Assange offered up a reward to find Seth Rich’s killers. Suggestive ain’t it?

    So, as far as the witch hunt goes, it’s been a year. Senator Angus King sez the congressional investigation on collusion is 20% done.

    20%? Blow me. They want this to go on as long as Trump is vertical. As Jim sez they’re trying to mire the Trump mastodon in a tar-pit of non-stop “investigative” harassment and hope it suffocates. This is a take down, nothing more.

    • janet June 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

      “Why? Because there’s nothing there. No collusion.” –volodya

      Volodya, that there was public collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, while the Kremlin was interfering in the U.S. election, is undisputed. Trump, after all, publicly called on July 27, 2016, for the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails (“Russia, if you’re listening …”). He then celebrated the resulting leaks from WikiLeaks (“I love WikiLeaks”), which his own CIA director has identified as “a nonstate hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.”

      The only question is whether there was private collusion, too. A lot of evidence points that way. During his testimony, Comey disputed a New York Times article on contacts between the Trump campaign and the Russians, saying that “in the main, it was not true.” But he did not say what was untrue, and numerous other news articles have reported that the Trump campaign had numerous interactions with influential Russian representatives. Reuters, for example, reports that there were at least 18 contacts during the final seven months of the campaign.

      • sprawlcapital June 20, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

        Stating in public: (“Russia, if you’re listening …”), is nowhere near collusion. For there to be collusion, Trump or his associates would have to communicate directly with a Russian official who had the authority to order a hack of Hillary’s e-mail.

        Team Janet is capable of better than this. Now, all of you go to your conference room and discuss this.

  62. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    It appears that Hillary and her flying monkeys went to plan ? – provoking a nuclear war with Russia, as her control over the special services and the RussiaGate she invented in combination with the breakup of diplomatic relations and the military threat from Russia would allow Trump to be arrested as a Russian spy.

    And the fact that her actions could provoke an actual shooting war with horrendous consequence for both nations does not stop her, since she never been an American politician, but a Nazi agent of influence in the United States, and European, or rather, German spy.

  63. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

    From the Memories of the guard of Ravensbrück

    Every time a train came with Jews and Jews were driven from the platform between rows of columns with barbed wire – at some point people – with suitcases, with children – suddenly realized that they were not brought there for reasons explained previously. There would be a sudden traffic jam, the threat of breaking the Order, the threat of breaking a very flimsy corridor and running away, disobedience.

    At this moment, the guard standing in front of the entrance would grab a child from the hands of his mother, usually not older than 3 years, spotted in ADVANCE and smash his head against the gate post with a swing.

    People would become numb in shock. Immediately there were shouts from the guards and the people at an accelerated pace pounded into the gates without any further resistance.

    It was TECHNOLOGY, it was instruction manual.

  64. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

    November 6, 2018
    The opportunity to cleanse the infection of the Democratic and Republican parties from the system. Can’t vote third party? Pull the syringe out of your arm there are 15 months for you to get clean.

  65. Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    Kris Kobach is a moral giant among pygmies. One of the few men left in politics who actually cares about the future of America as a Western Nation – which means a White Nation.

    amren.com/news/2017/06/man-behind-trumps-voter-fraud-obsession/

    It’s good to have a guy like this waiting in the wings. If Trump fails us or is stymied or struck down, maybe Kobach is the one who can get us into the End Zone. He worked at his father’s Buick Dealership. You can’t get more American than that.

  66. volodya June 20, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

    WM5135, There was that book, What’s the Matter with Kansas? The contention was that people in Kansas (and this goes too for Red States in general) vote against their own interests. But there’s nothing the matter with Kansas that isn’t also the matter with people in Blue States. Why do Blue State people vote against their own interests?

    The way I look at it there’s been a concerted effort by both “left” and “right” in the last generation or so to change the channel. That is, to distract voters from economic bread and butter issues and get em all fired up over gay marriage and who uses what bathroom.

    The objective of course is that while voters and political candidates slug it out in the mud-pit of who’s “progressive” or who’s “regressive” or who’s a “real American” or who’s a “god-less degenerate”, the political arm of the Oligarchic elite do the bidding of the billionaire donor class and work in concert with them un-noticed and un-watched.

    But you can only fool some of the people some of the time. People from all over the West saw what was happening, the result being Brexit and Corbyn and the National Front and various nationalist movements in Europe. And, of course, Bernie and Trump in the US.

    Bernie’s candidacy, with some help from wikileaks’ dump of DNC emails, exposed the intellectual bankruptcy, the mendacity and corruption of the Democratic Party elite. Trump’s win exposed the utter uselessness of Republican Orthodoxy for the average shmoe.

    Give it time wm, the times they are a changin’, whether for better or worse I couldn’t say. The rise of Bernie and Trump, while representing different parties, marks a change in political winds. People know they’ve been conned, and in the words of K-dog, Kansas isn’t buying their bullshit anymore.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

      Bernie said Whites don’t know what it means to be poor. How could anybody say something so stupid, and so utterly mendacious? This guy is no friend of Kansas or White America, the only real America.

  67. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    volodya – Thank you sir for you considered response. We are in agreement. Quite pleasant to have a conversation in a time that desperately needs open debate among the citizens.
    wm

    • volodya June 20, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Indeed.

      I would expect that over time both parties become obsolete and maybe Washington too. There’s a lot of possible trajectories, some peaceful, some not.

      They say that the waves of discontent crash up against the rocks of power and money and then dissipate and they say that while history never quite repeats it sure does rhyme. But I would use this same argument to assert that while power and privilege is tenacious, it couldn’t hold back the Bolshies in Russia, the Communists in China or Cuba, the Nazis in Germany or revolutionaries in France. The PTB in the US should take the lessons here and not blithely assume that they’re impregnable.

  68. beantownbill. June 20, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    Fer Chrissakes, Trump officially won the election! Let it be already. Leave it or lump it. Wait the four years and boot him out if you don’t like him. If Russia colluded with him, it’s not the 1st time a presidential election has been tampered with, and the country went on.

    Andrew Johnson was impeached in the 1860’s because Congress didn’t like how he was handling the postwar treatment of the South. Eventually the anti-south faction prevailed, resulting in hatred and bitterness that continues to this day.

    Richard Nixon won the 1960 election, except the Chicago mayor rigged the vote and John Kennedy was declared the winner.

    Al Gore probably won the 2000 election, but a fixed Supreme Court allowed George W. Bush to become president.

    Shit happens. I didn’t want Obama to get re-elected in 2012, but he did. I bit my tongue and waited out 4 years until he was gone.

    My message to the left is: STFU,wait 4 years, then kick the fucker out.

    • volodya June 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

      Good advice. There’s due process in politics too. Trump’s opponets, Democrat and Republican alike are going about this the worst way possible. Ok, maybe a violent coup is worse. But this is a coup they’re attempting nonetheless.

      As far as the north-south thing goes, it looks like states are lining up along the old Union vs Dixie set-up. I wouldn’t go poking this particular beast given the bitterness that’s still in the waters. If it happened once, it can happen again. It’s not like there’s a shortage of guns out there and guys with military and combat experience.

      • capt spaulding June 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

        I think that the south will have the advantage. In the army,the southerners outnumbered the northeners by about two to one.

        • thwack June 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

          which ever white people are losing; will call the Chinese in for peace keeping duty.

          Just sayin

          • capt spaulding June 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

            Maybe, but an hour later they will change sides.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm #

      Patton didn’t like the horrific abuse of Germans after the war. He planned to scream bloody murder about it once he got back tot he States. He never made it back to the States.

      Think your people weren’t involved in that abuse? You’d be wrong….

      • beantownbill. June 20, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

        Oh, the poor Germans, who unknowingly let a few Jews die of cholera in the pleasant camps? Those Germans? The world’s 12 million remaining Jews, each and every one, uncomprehendingly were so mean to the innocent Germans . Grow up, Janos, and live your life without bothering anyone else.

        • malthuss June 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

          JS claims the holocaust is a holohoax.

          I only read this figure, 100,000,000 dead in 2 World Wars.

  69. MrTibbs June 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    GOT 545??
    545 PEOPLE–By Charlie Reese
    Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
    Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
    Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
    You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
    You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
    You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
    You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
    You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
    One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
    I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but PRIVATE, central bank.
    I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing.
    I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
    Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits…..
    The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
    The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who was the speaker of the House?
    Nancy Pelosi. She was the leader of the majority party. Then it was John Boehner. She and he and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
    It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
    If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
    If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
    If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
    There are no insoluble government problems.
    Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
    Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
    They, and they alone, have the power.
    They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
    Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.
    We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!
    Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    IF those of the 545 extorted by the DEEP STATE and operated by the NETWORK are fortunate, they will be voted out/impeached and allowed to live in liberty.
    If not, they will be properly pursued and offered due process under the very same Constitution they abdicated.
    And TERM LIMITS IS BEING CONSTITUTIIONALLY IMPOSED.
    And these “public servants” ARE BEING PROHIBITED FROM PAID POLITICAL LOBBYING.
    And federal power IS BEING REACQUIRED BY THE STATES.
    Y = career politicians x career lawyers x globalist mainstream media x career unelected Deep State bureaucrats x Hollywood elites x unprosecuted corruption

    God integrates empirically.
    – Albert Einstein.

    Y = old republic NETWORK globalism

  70. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    beantownbill. -“My message to the left is: STFU,wait 4 years, then kick the fucker out.”
    There is more to the port beam than the progressives, whom you and I hold in total disregard. I held the position you took with Obama’s re-election in reference to W’s second term.
    The notion that men are free to assemble and govern themselves remains a radical concept in the history of our species. I am certainly willing to cross the line and labor in the conservation of this ideal.

  71. wm5135 June 20, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

    Perhaps we have reached the point in this week’s discussion that it is time for JiminFlorida to propose his trademarked solution.
    I do not think Mr. Jim has taken up a position on the left, though I may be wrong in this matter.

    • MrTibbs June 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm #

      There is no “WE”.

      What there is, is a collection of individuals with choices.

      Some have more choices than others.

      Those who choose to stand collectively for individual rights are the majority of members in the New Republic.

      Those who choose to stand collectively for collectivism and Deep State are the majority of members in the old republic.

      Those connected and driving the means of local production are the majority of members in the New Republic.

      Those connected to the use of influence peddling, bribery, extortion, kickbacks, racketeering, treason, and sedition are now rapidly entering banana republic territory, with an acceleration in the exodus of the means of production.

      It’s not complicated.

      -T

      They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

      • DA June 21, 2017 at 12:03 am #

        Actually, it is that complicated. Especially if by “local production” you mean simply resumption of BAU on the local level. First of all, that’s not gonna happen, for what should be obvious reasons. Global simply doesn’t scale back to local, without global continuing to exist. Once global goes (and it’s on it’s way out as we speak), any local based on global does as well. Period.

        And the individuals who have “choices” as you so accurately note, are nothing more than the individuals who have “won” in the most recent go-round of globalism. Some are truly “superior” human beings (in playing the game at least), but most are nothing more than lottery winners. Schmucks who showed up with a fucking grin on their face and a winning lottery ticket. Believe me, I’ve met (and work with) MANY of them.

        Are the remaining cocksuckers who own everything any better? Of course not. But let’s not fool ourselves into thinking there’s a new proletariat waiting in the wings to save us just because the current round of cock-suckers is so indiscriminately evil. There’s not, there never has been, and there never will be. We are selfish animal creatures whose only “gripe” with the proverbial “1%,” is that we’re not one of them!

        What ails us these days is downright existential, and I dare say every reader out there knows it without even being reminded. Try as you might, reset society all you want according to our current paradigms, and you will get EXACTLY what we have now all over again soon enough.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 12:25 am #

        Well said. The Iron Lady once admitted in an interview that society didn’t exist. The State is just the enforcer of contracts. But let’s be consistent: why should we care what they say? Remember, the individual is all. And let’s face it, there can only be ONE. Watch Highlander.

        • DA June 21, 2017 at 12:51 am #

          I think we stand united on this small front at least.

          • DA June 21, 2017 at 12:56 am #

            But I should add, I think that’s our crucible, and not in any way our highest achievement. It’s the point that will, inevitably, define us, one way or another. And I think it’s fairly certain now, which way that will go.

        • JimInFlorida June 21, 2017 at 9:38 am #

          Good Religion creates good organic society. A prime example is Europe in the Late Middle Ages.
          And yes, the State enforces secular contracts; among other needful things to sustain civilization.

          When religion is debased or destroyed, then society crumbles into anomie. The State is then required to step in and impose tyranny to maintain order.

          The Iron Lady was an empty but useful puppet for the City of London. The only thing that saved her was Argentina’s hasty attempt to take over the Falkland Islands. Had Buenos Aires just waited a few more years, Maggie would have decommissioned the U.K’s carriers and gutted the Royal Navy’s ability to project power. She also robbed the British workers of their legendary industrial power in order to satisfy the tribe and its bean counters.

    • JimInFlorida June 21, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      Sorry wm5135. I haven’t been lurking here as much as I should. So far, I haven’t seen the right comments to trigger the solution.

      My trademarked solution arises when the subject of WW3 comes up or, the prospect of permanent war across the globe.

      My solution is vastly superior to billions suffering and dying. It is better than helplessly allowing centuries of progress be destroyed when a guaranteed deterrent exists.

      My solution DEMANDS to hold “The Guilty” hostage to their own wicked plans and, if need be, sacrificed PREEMPTIVELY to the “Creative Destruction” they prescribed for the masses.

      Hell, as long as I’ve gone this far,,,
      “Kill The Billionaires or Billions Will Be Killed. It’s Just That Simple(TM)”

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

        Yes, despite themselves, the Pharisees spoke the Truth: Isn’t it just that one (or a few!) Man should die, that the People might live?

  72. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

    I’m triggered by the term “Black Hole”. Using “Black” is a hostile microaggression by the White power structure against the oppressed black man. And “Hole” is sexist as it implies a vagina.

    I’m triggered.

    I should be exempt from doing any work.

  73. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m triggered by the word “Triggered” because it sounds very similar to “The N Word”.

    I’m triggered.

  74. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 7:54 pm #

    I’m “Triggered” because I don’t really know what-the-fuck any of this dogmatic, politically correct vocabulary means.

  75. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    “Are you trying to “Trigger” me?! Are you try’n to “Trigger” my ass?! Come on! Bring it on, Homie!”

    • DA June 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm #

      I’m guessing that the 4th straight post arguing the “trigger” point was a bridge to far. But by all means party on if you feel you must.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 12:17 am #

      Wasn’t that the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse?

      • DA June 21, 2017 at 12:21 am #

        How’ve you been janos?

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 12:28 am #

          As below so above? No, you have it back ass wards. As above, so below. Mysticism isn’t repressed sex, sex is repressed mysticism.

          Thus adore the Feminine, beware the female.

          • DA June 21, 2017 at 12:41 am #

            Words to live by. I think we remain on the same page.

  76. nsa June 20, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    BLACK GOO GAMBLING UPDATE: WTI Crude Oil down another 2.24%, settling at 43.23 at end-of-day. It will take a couple of tries to punch through a round number like 40, human psychology being what it is.

  77. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm #

    Shouldn’t a “Trigger” refer to 3 of something? Like a “Triangle”, which means 3 angles?

    • Pucker June 20, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

      Or like a tricycle, a bike with 3 wheels…..

  78. Pucker June 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm #

    Is this C,,IA planted Fake News”?

    What kind of a name is “Otto Warmbier” (“Out of Warm Beer”)?

    “Otto Warmbier, the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea, died on Monday, leading President Donald Trump to decry the “brutal regime” in Pyongyang.”

    • MrTibbs June 20, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

      Does your mommy know you waste time here?

      Watch something constructive and learn, you ignorant fool.

      youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-

      -T

      They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

      • DA June 20, 2017 at 11:34 pm #

        A bit harsh, there, Tibbs. And why do I suspect you were a marketing major?

    • DA June 20, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

      LOL! I was thinking the same thing! On a similar note, if “Joe Numbnut” of whatever racial ilk (but let’s say he’s white) gets murdered in Anywhere USA, whose majority is whatever (but lets say it’s black, just for shits and grins), does that mean we declare war and exterminate the entire population just because we can? Because Joe Numbnut was all that important and shit? Just wondering. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

      Otto Warmbier? For CRYING OUT FUCKING LOUD! Dump the fucking beer, fill your glass with ice, and make yourself a proper Vodka and Tonic like any civilized Russian… err.. person! It’s fucking SUMMER for Christ’s sake!!!

      • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 6:43 am #

        Warmbeer was just another naive meddler with a false sense of entitlement. He was American and active in college Hillel.
        He was a protected class, not just a dumb ass.
        Wrong.
        Nobody wants to swap warm beer for war.

  79. Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 12:22 am #

    Sophistry. We’re being wiped out and you feel fine about it. Harmony? Nature is War. If you want Harmony, you have to listen for the music of the spheres. That’s why we like breasts and buttocks – they remind us of the greater realities above.

    • DA June 21, 2017 at 12:48 am #

      Bullshit. We’re being “wiped out” only because WE demanded the terms that it become “them or us.” Make no mistake, the next round of “them or us” will include only people who look like us. Whose breast and buttocks will you be caressing to stay alive then, my man?

      • malthuss June 21, 2017 at 11:10 am #

        So what to do?
        Seriously. What steps can a city dweller take?

        I dont want to own a gun.

        • thwack June 21, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

          Fill you house with books and employment applications

        • elysianfield June 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

          “What steps can a city dweller take?”

          Long ones….

          Malthuss,
          You lived in the Grants Pass area and do not own a gun? Or a dozen of them? You are responsible for your own safety…get one.

          Things I don’t want to own; A sense of victimhood.

    • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 11:05 am #

      Nature is a battle, conflict, and struggle for life.
      Humans approach it through control. This fixation on the belief that control is the key to life is a dangerous assumption. Revealing the falsity of this assumption often causes anxiety and hysteria.
      It’s why fescues are able to have intelligent hominids disperse, cultivate, and spend endless resources, time, and money caring for them.
      Nature rules all.

  80. Pucker June 21, 2017 at 1:56 am #

    I’m not crazy about Bill Maher, but he did take heat when W was President for his quip that people who blow themselves up on purpose are not necessarily cowardly. He recently took heat for his joke that he doesn’t work in the fields because he is a “House Nigger.” What is bizarre is how so many Americans are literally brain washed to be emotionally “Triggered” whenever they hear that word, no matter who says it or the context. It’s uncanny. They react like mindless piranha.

    • janet June 21, 2017 at 2:07 am #

      mindless piranha? is the word mindless necessary? are there any other kind of piranha?

    • thwack June 21, 2017 at 8:20 am #

      Actually, what is even more bizarre is the way people get triggered by a word like “nigger” that has no legal definition other than meaning “a black person?”

      When you call a black person “nigger”:

      a) What are you saying they are?

      and

      b) what does the black person THINK you are saying they are?

      Lazy?

      stupid?

      ignorant?

      ugly?

      weak?

      violent?

      If you are NOT any of those qualities, why should you get upset?

      Call me a faggot?

      ok, but Im not gay.

      Call me short?

      ok, but I can dunk a basketball and you can’t.

      Call me poor?

      ok,

      but Im the one wearing designer boots made from some rare almost extinct animal…?

      Call me nigger?

      waooooooooooooohhhhhhhh!

      THAT WAS UN CALLED FOR!!!!!

      In some ways, using the word “nigger” is like practicing some kind of sorcery?

      Ive come to the conclusion the best definition of the word “nigger” is:

      ” a person at the very bottom of the dominance hierarchy.”

      But thats not always a bad place to be?

      If you’re not in charge of anything, you also can’t be blamed for anything?

      What is more radically autonomous than that?

      • JimInFlorida June 21, 2017 at 9:07 am #

        Who is to blame for this???

        youtu.be/Yw57CRiTxzw

        It’s a bit over 6 minutes but, worth it.

      • elysianfield June 21, 2017 at 10:25 am #

        “” a person at the very bottom of the dominance hierarchy.””

        Thwack,
        No, I think the meaning is qualitative, not quantitative when used as a pejorative.

  81. Pucker June 21, 2017 at 2:50 am #

    Political Correctness is a kind of mass mental pathology, right?

    • Pucker June 21, 2017 at 3:03 am #

      You can just drop particular words, or names, or colors, or sounds, or slogans and like Pavlov’s dog they elicit a mindless emotional response—“Triggered”…..

      • pequiste June 21, 2017 at 6:32 am #

        Not only a manufactured psychological state but also includes a range of physiological responses which may include increased heart rate, blood pressure and histamine levels which can wreak havoc on the tender.

        I especially like it when the politically delicate get “triggered” and have a “bladder issue” or better yet loose sphincter control, soiling themselves.

        • capt spaulding June 22, 2017 at 10:44 am #

          I read online that there is a movement afoot to change the name of one of the characters in Winnie the Pooh from Tigger to Tegro.

    • nsa June 21, 2017 at 10:09 am #

      Wrong. It’s the mind control technique used by the jooie elites to fence in the servile feminized white masses…..and keep the race kettle at boiling.

    • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 10:45 am #

      Yes, and like religion.

  82. 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 6:35 am #

    Shocking. A wet behind the ears carpetbagging opportunistic interloper phony lost in a conservative district. Dems just can’t learn.

  83. FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 6:52 am #

    And genius – a friend of paradoxes == A. Pushkin

    While the Clintonoids suffer a crushing defeat in the sixth electoral district of Georgia in elections to the US Congress, I come more and more to the conclusion that the bill on sanctions against Russia, on which the senators jumped with a fright after the shooting on Trump’s birthday of his closest friend, was actually conceived and introduced into the American political system by Putin and Trump in order to break up NATO.

    Trump managed to outwit the Democrats with new anti-Russian sanctions, placing a time bomb in them in the form of a potential diplomatic war with the EU leaders.

    Here is the essence:

    What did Trump need? First, the support of the Democrats in both chambers on sanctions against Iran. Second, to get the Democrats out of the argument that Trump is ready to cancel sanctions against Russia.

    That is why the Republicans together with the Democrats actively prepared amendments to the law on Iranian sanctions concerning Russia.

    And it is Republicans who have put their hand to the points concerning potential sanctions on participants of energy projects with Russia. In particular – “Nord Stream-2”.

    This immediately caused hysteria in the leadership of Austria and Germany, the main investors of the project. The loudest of all is Merkel. She has parliamentary elections in front of her. And the German business and the electorate will not forgive her such weakness. Means – Merkel will now begin an active attack on new anti-Russian sanctions.

    And now watch closely Trump’s sleight of hand. The law says that imposing energy sanctions is his right. And Trump tells the Democrats, the society and American business:

    “I, of course, can impose new sanctions against Nord Stream-2, but in return we will get a Cold War with the EU and sanctions against our business there. Is that what you want?”

    Well, it’s also worth noting that it is profitable for Trump to hit Merkel’s positions before the elections. She invokes a sincere antagonism from Trump. Plus, having received a loyal to US Macron in France, why not supplement him with Schulz in Germany?

    Naturally, Trump multi-move play is seen from Kremlin. And, I think, Putin appreciated the new US president as a respectable politician with whom you could deal in global redistribution of the world.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 8:04 am #

      Oh, so lots of revelations
      Gives us the Spirit of Enlightment
      And skill that’s born from faults and hardship,
      And genius – friend of paradox,
      And chance – the god of all inventions…

      A. Pushkin

      • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 8:10 am #

        Tontoenlasmontañas
        Por que no te callas?

        • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 10:15 am #

          Cuando la langosta silbar en la montaña

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

          Feliz Navidad y que prospero Ano and felizidad.

  84. KesaAnna June 21, 2017 at 9:58 am #

    ” Historically what would have helped Blacks? What can you do for such a primitive people that won’t destroy your society at the same time? ”

    IDEALLY — and I use the term ideally deliberately. Reality is always a lot more muddled than the unicorns and rainbows written out on paper —

    — Blacks would be bred and assimilated out of existence at a three, four, or more ratio ( 3 , 4, 5 , or 6 Caucasians in the family tree to every one black in the family tree. )

    Ideally / on paper , Hitler hated this idea. But what he clearly practiced was in line with it. There were many , many , many examples , I’ll just proffer one for brevities sake ;

    Emil Maurice — Hitler’s long time bodyguard and SS member number 2 . Maurice had so much Jewish blood that he clearly did not qualify as Aryan.
    But he was Hitler’s bodyguard when Hitler was nobody , when being SS member number 2 had scarce any payoffs , but many liabilities. And the guy was, of course, absolutely reliable.
    So never mind that he is really more Jew than German.

    I would argue , though I cannot prove it because history did take another course , this cynical and pragmatic course is the one that the NSDAP would have taken .
    But then the war took a negative turn , first German victory became questionable, and then German defeat became obvious.
    So the hyper-idealized course was adopted , because Hitler was in a big hurry , out of Nihilistic spite.

    OR –

    — Enclaves are carved out for blacks to establish their own society and left to their own devices. A society within a society. Ghettos.

    Ghettos have been blackened by progressives for their own reasons. And so you should take the , ” ghettos suck ” narrative with a large grain of salt.

    Likewise, ghettos have been blackened by the far right for their own reasons , and likewise that narrative should be taken with a grain of salt.

    Black enclaves / ghettos were the general policy in the South 1800 – 1960 . And I dare say they actually worked …..well …….fairly …..well.

    Three -fourths of all lynchings actually took place in the North.

    When the KKK was a force to be reckoned with , most of its membership, and most of its political power , was in the North / non-southern states.

    For most of its history relations between whites and blacks in the South was , no, not chummy , but at least cordial.

    It was in other , non-southern , parts of the U.S. where such relations became hostile and polarized.
    That hostility and polarization was then EXPORTED to the South.

    Yes, blacks were always in an inferior status in the South.

    But I don’t think the current situation, where they are —

    — artificially put on a pedestal , a dishonest situation that cannot long endure , and which in being dishonest engenders resentment .

    — absolutely hated.

    Is better than the previous situation.

    As for policies like extermination or mass deportations ,

    One thing that is all the time driving me up the wall is that to this day both left-wingers and right-wingers routinely gloss over the fact that genocide killed, ruined, stigmatized , made crazy , far more Germans than it ever did Jews or Gypsies.

    • elysianfield June 21, 2017 at 10:49 am #

      “For most of its history relations between whites and blacks in the South was , no, not chummy , but at least cordial. ”

      Kesa,
      Interesting. Cordial in the Old South, less so in the North…now less than cordial in both. Can there be a return to relative civility on both sides without a return to oppression? To open violence?

      The social experiment of the last 50 years has gone, not necessarily to anyone’s advantage….

      Your post is not only honest but accurate. What do YOU believe is the ultimate end-game of racial issues in America? Timeline?

      • thwack June 21, 2017 at 10:53 am #

        In the South, white people don’t care how close you get as long as you don’t get too big.

        In the North, white people don’t care how big you get as long as you don’t get too close.

        Just sayin

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

          The South hates the Black Race, but loves the individual Black if he is loveable.

          The North love the Race, but hates the individual.

          The Southern attitude is a real and organic, based on life as it is lived. Humane in the deepest sense.

          The Northern attitude is ideological bullshit. Something that people who live in their heads adopt after being programmed by the media and academia. It is the progenitor of endless hypocrisy and meaness of all kinds.

          • thwack June 21, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

            Gulp?

            Are you Yankees gonna let him get away with sayin that?

          • elysianfield June 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

            “Are you Yankees gonna let him get away with sayin that?”

            Thwack,
            From his lips to God’s ear….

          • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 11:16 am #

            As I understand it, the northern attitude = highly racist but pretending not to be, while the southern attitude = deeply and defiantly racist. Neither one is admirable, but if I had to choose between the two, give me the northern attitude any day. Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

            Virtue? The equal treatment of unequal people is Tyranny.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 11:00 am #

      Your “ideal” scenario sounds like genocidal ideation. As for your second, what historically did help African Americans was them standing up for their civil rights, and demanding to no longer be remanded to ghettoes.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

      A beautiful post, but we don’t want to breed Blacks out of existence using or precious DNA. That would create a mass of mulattoes, not White and if anything, even more envious than the Blacks – and far more gifted mentally.

      Study the history of Haiti. The mulattoes ended up holding the balance of power, as go betweens between the two races. Some even become wealthy and owned slaves. And of course, they were resented by the Blacks. It was Napoleon I believe who seriously blundered, and declared the Mulattoes not to be privileged, but only having equal status with the Blacks. Thus disempowered, they joined the Blacks in revolt and massacre of the Whites. But the Black resentment lingered and they face serious persecution in the years afterwards.

  85. thwack June 21, 2017 at 10:17 am #

    McGregor threatens to shake up the world:

    youtube.com/watch?v=UuNpBqB9yJQ

  86. FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 10:49 am #

    Paradoxically, while we in Russia were catching up with the West in developing political and electoral technologies, the Western democracies themselves moved in the opposite direction – from the built-up political party’s mechanisms to populist leaders and informal movements.

    Feedback from voters has ceased to be long-term and sustainable. The immediate slogans and messages are not broadcast by party machines, but social networks and personal channels of anti-Party leaders on the Internet.

    A series of elections and referenda in Italy, Britain, Austria, the United States, the Netherlands, and France convincingly proved the crisis of political parties as a mechanism of democracy. In the recent presidential elections in France, the two leading parties of the bipartisan system failed. Therefore, the question arises involuntarily, including in Russia: where to move next?

    As it has long been accepted in Russia, the question is wider: do we really need to copy the West in general? And why not go our own way? Especially since our interest of voters to parties is not particularly great. In this sense, we, strangely enough, again found ourselves in synch with the West.

    The question can be put not by an actual political edge, but philosophically by generalizing historical plots and moving to the roots. Where did the democracy, ancient and modern, originate from in general? The answer is well known to historians, but for ideological reasons is not included in the curriculum of Western universities. However, we in Russia have no reason not to try to understand it.

    Always and everywhere the participation of the people in politics, when the elites are somehow forced to rely on it, shows the most ancient, primordial instincts, stereotypes of behavior. The ancient homeland of democracy – Greek city-states formed as a result of sea expansion.

    The primary unit of society was not traditional family, but the crew of ships that combined piracy with trade.

    Capturing a convenient coast, these ancient pirates carried inside the walls of the city the ship’s existing order. And exactly the same thing happened with pirates and traders from among the Anglo-Saxons and other Normans, who formed the political culture of the future British and all Western democracy.

    The essence of democratic elections is to resolve crises and disputes within a split society without a civil war, based on a peaceful procedure. Only on shore in the case of a dispute, you can find out in a fair fight who is stronger. It is even simpler, especially if the dispute is about the right of possession fertile lands on the coast. The population’s resources did not diminish greatly from a brief battle, restoring the vertical of the aristocracy.

    Another thing on the board a trade-pirate ship, where every member of the crew, even more a specialist – is accounted for. Political crises and disputes, where to swim for prey and how to divide it, are inevitable from time to time. However, to arrange on board a brute battle for power – it meant dooming to the death the entire crew. It is easier during the crisis to separate into two parties and count strong fighters who support this or that party line.

    Almost all the procedures of modern Western democracy are rooted in the political subculture of pirate teams. Especially colorfully they were described by R. Stevenson.

    The handing of the “black mark” – the initiation of the impeachment procedure and the new elections. The nomination of candidates, including strategic plans to capture the Treasure Island.

    And the election by a majority of a new or old captain.

    It is important to note that the team of the trade-pirate ship is, as a rule, are mostly marginals, renegades. Although among them there are necessarily two or three cohesive groups. In addition to distrust and split on the lower deck, an even deeper split lies between them and the upper deck, where the elite live – the bearers of the experience necessary for management.

    To maintain controllability, the elite closely follow the maintenance of both lines of division. The controlled ones should not have a concept of management, so they can not intercept power on the ship. And to maintain order and discipline on the lower deck, as it does not seem strange to us, they must constantly maintain tension and hostility between the “parties” led by the leaders of the plebs. Then the entire lower deck, one way or another, will be managed through the leaders subordinated to the different wings of the elite from the upper deck, who will always eventually agree with each other.

    With the development of navigation and success in capturing treasures, as well as foreign slaves, political culture in both the ancient Greco-Roman and the Anglo-American variant took the form of slave-owning democracy, evolving into colonial and neo-colonial forms.

    The most important characteristic of Western democracy remains unchanged – the reproduction of the split in society for the sake of preserving the rule of the elite.

  87. volodya June 21, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    Hi KesaAnna, I’ll bet that a lot of White Americans have Black slave ancestry and Amerindian ancestry that they don’t know about. They say that about 30% of American Blacks’ genetics is White and Amerindian.

    Slavery and segregation kept the amount of racial mixing down but if I was a betting man I would bet that it happens as you say, that Blacks will be eventually assimilated out of existence in America as social and economic boundaries break down. Won’t happen fast though.

    And the same with Hispanics. A majority of Hispanics now identify as White and a majority of them are English “dominant”. That helps cultural and biological assimilation run faster.

    This idea of inter-racial mixing drives our resident racists out of their gourd even if they lust after non-White chicks. But in the end evolution and natural selection have the final word. In the last thirty thousand years Neanderthal genes have been de-selected such that they’re down to about 2% of our total DNA. They say that in ten thousand years there will be next to no Neanderthal genes left.

    If Blacks really are as inferior as racists say, well, no worries, evolution will work its magic as it always does. Inferior genes will be culled. Of course, the process of natural selection works on all genes, not just African genes.

    Too bad we couldn’t compare notes 5 thousand years from now or ten thousand years from now. I’ll bet the racial landscape is gonna look a lot different.

    They say that ten thousand years ago the skin color of European hunters was brown. But then there was incursions of White farmers from western Asia that pushed the hunters aside. The farming revolution in Europe wasn’t a process of the dispersion of farming technology but rather it was a process of population replacement.

    In that time period the racial composition of Europe changed as a result of incursions of outsiders. But they say that de-pigmented skin was necessitated anyway by the new-fangled diet of cereal crops ie not enough vitamin D in the farming diet and not enough sunlight in northern latitudes to metabolize it.

    They say that the modern day people that most resemble those ancient brown skinned European hunters now live on the shores of the Baltic. I bet they’d never guess at their racial ancestry..

    Times change.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

      “Whites” who have Black or Indian (not Native American since Whites are the Native Americans) aren’t White – and that’s by definition. What they call themselves is of no moment. Every country in Central America has a different definition of Black and White. But regardless, there are genetic parameters that aren’t socio-cultural.

      The people in the Baltic region are White. In fact, more Nordics live there than anywhere else. But your point is well taken. It’s what inside that counts. The light skin, hair, and eyes are secondary. One can be White without them. But they are valuable as a Sign of what is within, at least potentially. One can often tell a book from its cover, but only if you know books.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

        That most “Whites” aren’t really White is a popular Establishment meme. Part of the cognitive war on Whites. It’s not true in any case.

        • thwack June 21, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

          Ok,

          then you will have to answer the critical question:

          What is a white person?

          You can run as far and as fast as you want, but at the end of the day, you must answer that question.

          Otherwise, you undermine your entire weak, flimsy, racial foundation because you have nothing concrete to anchor it to.

          Thats why its called “The Critical Question.”

          • elysianfield June 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

            “What is a white person?”

            Thwack,
            It is a state of mind, motherfucker!

            See, we be actin “all white and shit”.

            Just explainin’

  88. volodya June 21, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Kesa Anna, counter factual history is a tough game. What if, what if, what if…..

    What if the Nazis hadn’t bitten off more than they could chew, what if they hadn’t attacked the USSR, what if they had paused to consolidate their territorial conquests.

    They had a plan to clear out large parts of eastern Europe for use by German settlers. Lebensraum as they called it. Of course that would have necessitated the killing of thirty to fifty million people. Would they have tried it if events had taken a different turn? But they made the mistake of fighting a two front war and, of all things, trying to fight General Winter.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

      Stalin was massing on their borders. He was allied with the West in reality, since the West had created Communism and funded it – and massively funded the new Russian State after the Revolution. In contrast, the treaty with Germany was just words on paper. The Plan was to crush Germany in an East/West vise. Hitler attacked first, that’s all. You don’t have much sense of history. You think “we” were going to give him time to consolidate? Or let the Nazi economic miracle be copied by other countries?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      But they made the mistake of fighting a two front war and, of all things, trying to fight General Winter

      As though the Russian soldiers were fighting in the bright, sunny weather against the frozen miserable Nazis.

      What a crock of shit!

  89. FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    The political culture of Russian society is based entirely on other principles that have non-maritime, and opposite – continental historical roots. The only, but important common coincidence between the warm western seas and our severe northern edges is the need to protect people for the sake of general survival in difficult conditions. However, all other motives and principles were and are the opposite. Hence the deep difference in political culture between Russia and the West.

    In the conditions of the Russian North, the main principle for survival and development, for any activity is mutual assistance, including between different ethnic groups. The very presence of neighbors is a factor of survival, not competition.

    Hence the careful attitude of Russian society to any ethnic minorities, assistance in maintaining their distinctive culture.

    Hence the desire for political unity around the elected leader, which rests on the advice of the most experienced and wise representatives of the people, but at the same time bears full responsibility for the decisions he made.

    The need for this type of leadership also stems from the harsh conditions of life of the northern country. It is better to make a mistake together and have the opportunity to fix it all together than with the guarantee of perishing, dispersing separately or getting bogged down in endless arguments.

    By the way, Western philosophers only reached that conclusion by the end of the last century, that in a risk situation is better to make a quickly, but mistaken decision than a long search for the best optimal solution. But only under condition of unity of the subject, which thus in practice finds the optimal way of development.

    From this deep political culture of Russian society there are such historical phenomena as the instant return of the multi-party politics of the beginning of the 20th century to a one-party system of deliberative, Soviet unity. As the well-known aphorist V.Chernomyrdin noted in the nineties, “Whatever party we create, we get a Communist Party of the USSR”

    The most significant paradox of the visible difference in political cultures lies in the extreme elitism of Western democracy and the equally principled egalitarianism of Russian deliberative authoritarianism.

    Western democracy with its parties not only reproduces a vertical split on the lower floors of the political system, but fixes a horizontal split between the lower and upper floors. Despite all the propaganda and work of the best image-makers who depict the proximity of leaders to the common people, invariably, at the top of the results of the Western elections, come from a small circle of aristocratic and oligarchic families.

    At the same time, even in the times of the Russian Empire, such immigrants from the lower class as A.Menshikov, A.Arakcheev, M.Speransky came to the real power in a huge country. Not to mention the Soviet era, when the son of a shoemaker from the national outskirts led the creation of a great superpower and the sons of peasant became Victory Marshals.

    It was such deep principles of Russian political culture that allowed the Russian people to unite the vast expanses of Northern Eurasia in a historically short time and without aggressive wars, rather in the format of peacemaking. The reverse side of this imperial medal has always been a mixture in the political model of different political principles brought from outside. This leads to regular political crises in each new century.

    One of the important principles of Russian democracy is its egalitarianism, an opportunity for any talented person, regardless of origin, to prove their talents on any post, up to the highest one. By themselves, elections provide only popular approval. The selection of candidates requires a permanently functioning socio-political system covering all spheres of social life and giving a chance to show activity.

    An example of building such a system was again demonstrated to us by Western foundations, only they were building this system of civil mobilization to reformat our society according to Western political standards – a split into aggressively obedient minorities.

    • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

      The answer to the question nobody asked

      • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

        What happened to previous 99?

        • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

          Just concentrate on having the last word. Assuredly, total and complete diarrhea of the brain ramblings, but the last one nonetheless

  90. Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

    eheadlines.com/breaking-trump-was-right-new-study-reveals-up-to-5-7-million-illegals-voted-in-electi…

    Almost surely, Trump crushed Hillary in the popular vote. She and the Democrats are more than fine with illegals and dead people voting. In fact, they depend on it. Project Veritas has them on tape boasting about it. Don’t believe Democrats who say it is “racist” to expect Blacks to get ID’s. They’re really protecting the Illegals they depend on. Drain the stinking swamp already.

    • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

      Ever since Joseph Kennedy made sure his son “won” the election the Democrsts haven’t look back at anything beyond a win by any means. They are corruption of the highest order.

      • capt spaulding June 22, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

        It’s not just the Democrats. Washington is nothing more than a vast marketplace, where everything is for sale. Unfortunately, the customers with the biggest pockets tend to be the biggest corporations and they like the Republicans. That doesn’t mean that the Democrats are left out in the cold, however. Most of them are more than willing to sell out in return for campaign donations and the promise of lucrative jobs after they exit the government. Anyone who doesn’t realize this is either willfully ignorant, or a fool.

  91. thwack June 21, 2017 at 6:35 pm #

    “DON’T MOVE!

    DON’T MOVE!”

    child opens door and exits vehicle…

    who taught her that?

    youtube.com/watch?v=EcvQd-4Sbag

    also, who the hell goes grabbing for the phone to make a video right after a police officer fires 7 shots into the person sitting next to her, and starts screaming

    DON’T MOVE!

    DON’T MOVE!

    • thwack June 21, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

      Here is a pretty good analysis of the event:

      youtube.com/watch?v=14Pzc3tyPC8

      Im not a cop, but I thought it was interesting that Yanez kinda sticks his gun in through the car window to shoot Castille?

      When I shoot someone I don’t want my gun to be so close the suspect can grab it without taking a step towards me.

      Matter of fact, even thats too close because it restricts my options?

      And his fucking partner runs away as the shooting starts…

      WTF was that?

      And the way Yanez kept the gun trained on the suspect he just shot 7 times at point blank range?

      Its as if the more blood Castille lost, and the less breaths he took; the more fearful Yanez became that Castille was gonna produce another gun, sit up and draw on him?

      or did he have the gun on Diamond Reynolds?

      or the baby gangster in the back seat?

    • PeteAtomic June 21, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

      yeah, the whole story and videos of this incident are bizarre.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

        There’s nothing hard to understand about the shooting of Philando Castile. On the dashcam video we can hear Castile disclose that he has a firearm. Officer Yanez reaches for his weapon while Castile is still speaking, tells Castile several times not to reach for the weapon, then starts firing into the car.

        We can all now see this for ourselves. So either:

        (a) Castile intended to shoot Yanez. For some unknown reason, though, he decides to telegraph his intention and is slow enough on the draw that Yanez is able to give several verbal warnings and then fire first. Plausibility level: low.

        (b) Castile is concerned about the officer’s reaction, so he prudently discloses that he has the firearm. Yanez panics, interprets whatever move Castile is making as threatening, then commits an unjustifiable homicide. Plausibility level: clearly higher than (a).

        (c) If anyone can think of a third possibility, let me know.

        Upthread, elysianfield wrote this: “You lived in the Grants Pass area and do not own a gun? Or a dozen of them? You are responsible for your own safety… get one. Things I don’t want to own: A sense of victimhood.” If we had a time machine, and wanted to be especially cruel, maybe we could go back and whisper that into Philando Castile’s ear as he lay dying. He would still have the consolation of knowing he read the situation correctly.

        • elysianfield June 22, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

          Elrond,
          Philandro Castile? The police officer involved was acquitted by a jury of mixed race…it has been reported that even the black jurors voted for acquittal.

          On another note, it is a good day to be Canadian!

          The BBC, this PM reported that a Canadian Special Forces member, in Iraq, made a single shot confirmed kill at over 2.1 miles…a record! Makes you proud to be a Canadian, eh?

          I know that the Russians are about to formalize design on a new sniper rifle…perhaps Finc will soon have similar stories to boast about?

  92. janet June 21, 2017 at 6:41 pm #

    both parties are just fine with Obamacare, and no one has taken anything away. –beryl of oyl

    The Republicans want to repeal Obamacare and are secretly working to get a vote before July 4 recess. The ultimate impact of the Republican bill is already clear. It would take away insurance from millions, remove consumer protections that people value, and push insurance in the direction of greater exposure to out-of-pocket costs.

    None of this is popular. None of this is what Republicans promised to do. Debating their bill openly would force them to admit that, and so they are trying to avoid public scrutiny for as long as possible.

  93. Pucker June 21, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

    “A prophet is earnings less expenditures. We haven’t seen a prophet around here in years.”

    – George W. Bush, Jr.

  94. Pucker June 21, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

    Some New Yorkers triggered me this morning. Damn Yankees!

  95. Pucker June 21, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

    George W. Bush, Jr. after having gone AWOL from the Texas and Alabama Air National Guard and dodging the Vietnam War draft then ended up in Harvard Business School. W then went to Texas to drill dry holes looking for oil in a venture financed by the Saudi’s. After that venture “Went Tits Up” W bought into the Texas Rangers baseball team and made money by screwing the taxpayers out of money to build a new baseball stadium. W then become a Born Again Christian to bamboozle Evangelical voters. The MSM supported W every step of the way to the White House for 2 terms because the MSM is controlled by the Deep State. Poppy Bush was C…IA Director under President Ford and was probably in the C…IA since his stint in Naval Intelligence during WWII. W in order to try to become famous and win his estranged father’s approval later invaded Iraq killing tens of thousands of Americans and over a million Iraqi’s. According to a recent poll, a majority of Americans now view W favorably because of the MSM.

  96. PeteAtomic June 21, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

    So, if you haven’t seen the “Sad CNN faces” meme going around, check it out. It really is humorous. Does anybody actually believe that CNN is an actually fair, journalistic enterprise, at this point? I mean, really? Of course they aren’t! They are obviously biased towards a leftist/globalist view of the world. Good lord. Why are they even pretending? Seriously.

    • Pucker June 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

      The “New York Times” and “The Washington Post” are Deep State newspapers. Time magazine is Henry Luce who was in tight with Allen Dulles.

    • MrTibbs June 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

      Try this meme: youtube.com/watch?v=R8yer7IXNIE

      -T

      They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

  97. FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm #

    Prophetic Video of 2015: After putting a semblance of a fight, the American Eagle will soon be eating from the Trump’s hand

    youtube.com/watch?v=M41aZX5ijVM

    Don’t pay attention to what they say on CNN, pay attention to signs and symbols!

  98. Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    Workplace gender quotas weed out incompetent men and make businesses more efficient, study finds

    independent.co.uk/news/business/news/workplace-gender-quotas-incompetence-efficiency-business-organi…

    “Gender quotas increase the competence of organisations by leading to the displacement of mediocre men, a new study has found.

    “The research counters one of the key arguments often put forward against the introduction of minimum quotas to promote equality in the workplace: that such targets are unmeritocratic.

    “While some claim targets for the inclusion of underrepresented groups lead to the promotion of individuals that do not deserve it, economists at the London School of Economics found that the reverse is true. Quotas can work to weed out incompetent men.

    “The LSE team studied a strict gender quota introduced by Sweden’s Social Democratic party for its candidates in 1993… The quota became known colloquially as the ‘crisis of the mediocre man,’ because incompetent men had the most to fear from an influx of women into politics.

    “The study found that the average competence of male politicians increased most in the places where the quota had a larger impact. The findings can also be applied to workplaces, the researchers said.”

    Science, y’all. It’s how we learn things.

    • thwack June 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

      “Gender quotas increase the competence of organisations by leading to the displacement of mediocre men, a new study has found.

      **********************

      Ok, who ya gonna believe?

      a “study?”

      or your lying eyes?

      youtube.com/watch?v=GOXcYwJhq9w

      • thwack June 21, 2017 at 11:12 pm #

        BTW — if that savage had died from being tased 7 times (many crazy homeless people are in very poor physical condition, on drugs, malnourished, asthma, “the beedees”…)

        the boons would have started rioting, setting fires, stopping traffic…

        Now what started out as a simple arrest has mushroomed into a major disturbance costing the city MILLIONS, crushing tourism, police taking a knee and feeling unappreciated…

        all because a cop could not make a simple arrest and be done with it.

        (((shaking my head)))

    • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

      Male Janet, or just Janet if you’re nasty.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 8:31 am #

        Objection: I am not a bot. There’s no invisible Clinton-tentacle up my backside that runs my mouth for me. All of my blasphemies are home grown, and as original as I can make them.

        • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

          Thwacky-boy? DannyThwack? Dannyboy Thwack?

          • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

            Click on my name and you’ll get my real-name (seldom updated) blog. My identity isn’t a secret. Want to keep trying to paint me as a sock puppet? Trump: “You’re the puppet. You’re the puppet.” So there.

    • janet June 22, 2017 at 1:16 am #

      Gender quotas increase the competence of organisations by leading to the displacement of mediocre men, a new study has found. –elrond

      Scientific studies confirm the obvious.

  99. 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 9:57 pm #

    How many poor Mexicans in Jalisco are going to get a taste of Clooney’s $1 billion tequila sale?
    CasaNada

    • 100th Avatar June 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

      Imagine if it was Ivanka’s label. Liberal hypocrisy is legendary

  100. ozone June 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

    V. sez,
    “Then David [drowning by gulping too much water in the Brooks] discredits himself by writing that Russia’s attack on American democracy was truly heinous. Heinous? Really? How do we know? This line is getting increasingly hard to swallow notwithstanding the reports of a few (not all 17) intel agencies that Russia mucked about in the election. Especially because the obvious motive in this assertion is to delegitimize Trump’s win and undermine his presidency.

    Russia “hacked” the election? So, back to the intel boys: where’s the proof? But they wouldn’t provide any. They say take it on faith, trust us. But why should we take on faith the word of these buffoons? So I’ll keep my own counsel on this, I say there’s no “there” there either. Show us the proof or shut up.”

    Haw! My thoughts exactly.
    #1. Let us consider how Little David makes his [very comfortable] living.
    #2. Why, oh why, are there now 17 intel agencies/bureaucracies that *must* be supported by the lumpen taxpayers (in perpetuity) in order that we an’ ar chirrenz-idiotspawn be safesafesafe!!!!!!

  101. dolph9 June 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm #

    While it is true that many of us have mixed ancestries, in general there is no mistaking the race of a person, any more than you would mistake a child for an adult or old person, or a male for female, etc.

    All of the major races are easily recognizable to the untrained eye. It is a lie of the modern world, encouraged by Jews, that race doesn’t exist.

    Race is who your parents were physically, who you are physically, and who your children will be physically. It is genetic.

    • thwack June 21, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

      Race is who your parents were physically, who you are physically, and who your children will be physically. It is genetic.

      ***************************

      But,

      you are not simply the sum total of both your parents genetics.

      You are only SOME of your mom and only SOME of your dad; and you don’t get to choose what genetics you get from either.

      Then there is the issue of mutations (if you are a Darwinian) as the mechanism for the production of “new” INFORMATION.

      Then, you still must consider the concept of epigenetics?

      Just because you carry a gene does not mean its switched on? Just because you don’t know what a gene does/can do… does not mean its “junk?”

      It may need an environmental “trigger” to activate?

      Some people can’t roll their tongue; are they a separate race?

      Why don’t different races have different blood types?

      Why are there people in Africa with flat frying pan faces and chink eyes?

      How come two coal black Africans can produce a pale skinned baby, but two pale skinned Europeans can’t produce a baby darker than themselves?

      Are you trying to divide people into races so you can practice racism?

      • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 9:42 am #

        It’s not about race. It’s genocide against the progeny of Homo Sapien/Neanderthal hybrids.
        Remove all traces of the Neanderthal genetic code.

        It’s speciesism, or sub-speciesism.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

      If race is genetic, then shouldn’t race be who your parents were genetically, not “who they were physically”? To call your thinking muddled would be charitable.

      Racial essentialism is bunk — not surprisingly, since it appeals to folk genetics, not actual science. A gene has no idea of the “race” of the person it’s in, since race is a social category assigned by others, not something with biological meaning. It’s completely possible for someone to have all the genes associated with this or that “race” except the ones that other people rely on as visible markers. In that case, which race do they supposedly belong to? How would you know, and why should anyone care?

      Race is to biology what constellations are to astronomy: not really important. Once you start looking at what’s actually going on with genetics, the concept of race becomes as meaningless as the zodiac.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 7:11 pm #

        Oh really? That’s news to horse and dog breeders. You’d be laughed out of the room with that hooey. You think all horse breeds are equally fast or strong? Have equal endurance? Or all dog breeds are equal and not specialized? I supported a litter of kittens. It was fun to watch all the tiny cats washing their faces after eating. They didn’t have to be taught – they know. The program came with the package. People who raise retrievers say that the little puppies start retrieving very early. It comes with the package. Other dog breeds not as much – or not at all.

        You got to know what you want, Elrond. Maybe you do, but it’s not what we want. We don’t want your grey meat genderless world. And we will fight to keep it from being born. Foreswear before it is too late.

        • thwack June 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

          It was fun to watch all the tiny cats washing their faces after eating. They didn’t have to be taught – they know. The program came with the package.

          ******************************

          Well if you are so confident the white program comes with the white package…

          Why are you constantly annoyed by white children being taught multiculturalism, brotherhood and equality…?

          What about that “white package” they are allegedly born with?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

            Good question. Because in the higher animals, nurture and modeling are needed to complete nature. Or to use your epigenetic model – for nature to activate. Failing such nurture or with bad nurture and modeling, people will end up mating with animals or Wilson brand balls. See last paragraph.

            One scientist was studying ducks and found that the goslings had no fear of people at all. He used to visit the nest when the mother was away and could pick them right up. She caught him once and was honking in terror. Thereafter, the goslings were terrified of him. They learned from Mom that Man is an enemy.

            Deprived of their mother, Konrad Lorentz found out that they will accept substitutes, like himself or even a beach ball. Later they will try to mate with such things. Thus we can see the paraphillias even in a non-human species.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

          Persuading Janos is a lost cause. So, as so often happens, I’m going to speak here mainly for the record.

          Anyone who hasn’t been deprived of oxygen for a lengthy period understands that horses, dogs and human beings have some things in common and other things not in common. Ask anyone how many fingers a human being has, how many a dog has, and how many a horse has. They’ll understand that the question is meaningful for the human, but meaningless when asked of the horse or the dog. Well, guess what? The same goes for the extent of genetic diversity among horses and dogs on the one hand, and human beings on the other. Modern humans are far less genetically diverse than other mammalian species. This isn’t a unique quality we have as a species, just a fact of history.

          Genus Homo used to be much more diverse, but most of the other human varieties went extinct at one point or another, leaving behind just Homo sapiens. The reduced genetic variety of modern humans may, or may not, be due to a genetic bottleneck occurring around 70,000 years ago in which the human population fell to between 1,000 and 10,000 breeding pairs. Regardless, modern human beings are far more similar to one another than they are different — 70,000 years just isn’t long enough for natural selection to produce that much diversity (and no super-species has been artificially selecting us for our silky coats or plump hindquarters, thankfully).

          Most of the genetic variation in today’s humanity is between individuals, while systematic variation across groups is far narrower. By contrast, there are populations of other species that are so divergent that despite similarities, groups at one end can’t breed with groups at the other, even when they are all confined together in a specific region. Yet there are no two human populations anywhere so divergent that they can’t interbreed freely and produce fertile offspring — far from it, despite the fact that our habitat now includes the entire planet.

          Humans do have something in common with Janos’ kittens — there are also things unique to us that we just know. The big one, the sine qua non, is language. Try to learn a new language in adulthood and you’ll be working at it for years, yet toddlers learn the language that surrounds them effortlessly — you can’t actually stop them learning it, unless you were to cruelly starve them of all exposure to language. A child from anywhere will learn to speak any language they grow up with like a native. Children will even synthesize their own languages complete with grammar under the right circumstances. This human universal is far more potent and distinctive than the visual cues like skin colour that are most associated with race.

          If race were a meaningful concept, it would be driving actual facts that scientists would be discussing. It would be in the literature and it would be taught in schools. Well, it’s not in the literature and it’s not taught in schools, because it’s a worthless concept. When racists claim that scientists are covering up something they ‘know’ to be true about humanity, they are engaging in slander driven by the racists’ own bigotry. Science and scientists respect facts as and where they find them. Biologists don’t talk to each other about race; only social scientists do. That says pretty much everything that needs to be said about the value of race as a way of talking about human beings.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

            That’s not true – it is very meaningful. Ask some medical men. And IQ if important too – and it varies by race. Like the Stalinists in Russia, you people put politics before all. Certainly before little things like Scientific Truth. Just ask E.O Wilson or James Watson.

            As Darwin and Huxley said, Blacks are best thought of us as a different species, further from us than Bonobos are from Chimps.

          • thwack June 23, 2017 at 9:29 am #

            “Persuading Janos is a lost cause. So, as so often happens, I’m going to speak here mainly for the record.”

            **********************

            I know,

            I just wanted to get him to state for the record, that some behaviors can be taught;

            and,

            and

            that feeling good about yourself and thinking you are valuable is just as important as scoring 1600 on your SAT?

            Janos would have no problem running a program where each fatherless white child was issued a fake profile of their father being a secret agent KIA serving some greater good for humanity…

            He would support the distribution of this false information if it made these fatherless white children do well in school, stay out of trouble, avoid early pregnancy…

            But he has a huge problem with black children being taught “we wuz kangs…”

            even if it has the same effect.

            What Janos has admitted is that BEHAVIORS can be changed.

  102. ozone June 21, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

    …To me, the very most entertaining element of this comment section is the veering off from JHK’s most cogent and incisive topic-o’-the-twice-o’-week into the weeds of nonsensical, unutterable *crapola*.

    ‘Color’ me totally amused. My cynicism is, most assuredly, substantiated. “Totally Fucked”, we are, Young Skywalker.
    Oh… bye-the-bye… “MISSHUN AKOMPLISHD”, camo-clad fuckweirds.

  103. pequiste June 22, 2017 at 12:02 am #

    And I note the Flint, MIchigan Airport Yzlamik over-exuberance and Ramadan celebrations for today. By a ‘Canadian” no less there Elrond. Actually that was no Canadian but an Yzlamik invader of North America gettin’ his jihad on.

    Can anyone please tell me why the hell the terrorist was not “neutralized” viz. killed on the spot, as soon as located and identified?

    OOO-OOO! I know, I know! Because our American politicians, academics, mass media moguls, jurist and social engineers and a host of other supposedly learned members of our civilization have not been so much “absent without leave” as they are truly guilty of DERELICTION OF DUTY.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 8:40 am #

      There are plenty of potential answers as to why he wasn’t killed on the spot. First and most obviously, you can’t question a dead man to find out what else he knows. Second, an airport has innocent people around who can get caught in the crossfire. The cops or security personnel involved might not have wanted a death on their conscience. They might even have been following correct procedure. Finally, it’s even possible that they wanted to set an example of the West as a free and principled society that values the tools of life more than the tools of death (although if we were serious about that, we would withdraw from Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the Middle East).

      Take your pick.

      • pequiste June 22, 2017 at 10:31 am #

        Y’know Elrond, even tho’ I know you are a hopelessly brainwashed or brain-frosted Great-White-North sort of chap who believes in the GLobe and Mail, Hockey NIght in Canada, and P.M. Justin Trudeau, I still appreciate your intelligent, considered and polite interaction.

        Should have shot the jihadi scumbag dead right then and there; have a quick autopsy (necropsy?; ) defile the corpse by roasting it to ashes inside of a swine carcass; deport his family and close his mosque. That is the kind of no namby-pamby response that the peace-loving Saracens would really understand.

        Oh yes: The West withdrawing completely from Yzlamik lands is a great (never going to happen ever) idea. Let those folks have their Jihad there.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

          Read a great post of from a Hindu. Some years ago, Muslims blew up a Hindu Temple in India killing about fifty worshipers. The Hindus rampaged killing two thousand Muslims. No problems since.

          This is what they understand. Same thing in China. It the Muslim Turks in the far West act up, the Chinese hit them back twice as hard, paying special attention to the families of the terrorists if known.

          Until we get hard like this, we will have no reprieve.

    • malthuss June 22, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      From the Congo to Idaho #MoreThanARefugee

  104. janet June 22, 2017 at 2:35 am #

    Because there’s nothing there. No collusion. –volodya

    Volodya is saying there’s no there there. But as in Nixon’s case, a decision to support an “inquiry of impeachment” resolution in the House — to start an impeachment investigation — doesn’t depend on sufficient evidence to convict a person of obstruction of justice, but simply probable cause to believe a president may have obstructed justice.

    There’s already more than enough evidence of probable cause to begin that impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump.

  105. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 3:27 am #

    Didn’t somebody on CFN once say that they were compiling a “Collapse Cookbook”, featuring tasty, delectable dishes of unique survival foods, such as Guinea Pig, Kudzu, and possum?

    “Since a proportion of the food that was served was unpalatable, if not outright inedible, hunger was not uncommon, and men supplemented their diet however they could. Sometimes fish could be caught, but rats were always available, as Midshipman Raigersfeld also recalled: The captain of the hold [a seaman who was responsible for that part of the ship when he was on duty] used to catch rats, (of which there was an abundance in the ship,) in the night, and by eight in the morning, generally four or five rats were ready cleaned and spread out as butchers dress sheep for the inspection of amateurs; and those who purchased the rats for a relish, had only to pepper and salt them well, broil them in the galley, and they were found nice and delicate eating;”

    • pequiste June 22, 2017 at 9:49 am #

      Hey Puck, you forgot that famous San Francisco treat: Rats-a-roni.

  106. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 3:40 am #

    In the early 19th century, you had to be rich to not smell foul and be able to eat food that wasn’t rotten. And then man discovered fossil fuels.

    “The importance of hygiene in the prevention of disease was then unknown, and although people kept themselves and their clothes clean as a matter of pride and a mark of respectability, personal cleanliness was a luxury that only the well-to-do could afford.”

  107. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 3:53 am #

    In the early 19th century, there was no toilet paper and newspapers and pages torn from books were used to wipe. The poor couldn’t afford to buy newspapers and books.

    And then Man discovered fossil fuels.

    • elysianfield June 22, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      Puck,
      Have you ever tried to clean your ass with fossil fuels? Burns like hell….

  108. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 3:58 am #

    June 22 – a perfect day to go to war with Russia – a perfect day to die…

    • JimInFlorida June 22, 2017 at 6:51 am #

      A perfect day for a hundred ZOG-NATO billionaires to suddenly die at the hands of a Russian assassination team.

      The rest will be so terrified that they will DO and PAY ANYTHING to arrest the push towards WW3. The billionaires ALONE have the power to make it happen and they will do it just to save their own hides.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 8:27 am #

        Jim, I am very, very sorry to tell you that, but you’re a fucking idiot

        Reports are now coming in that a United States Air Force EQ-4 “Global Hawk” drone was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Syria, by a Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile fired from the Russian Base at Tartus, Syria.

        • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 9:32 am #

          Tinfoil hat brigade in full march

          • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 10:38 am #

            Does the sidewalk ever scream back? You know, when you’re talking crazy to it?

        • thwack June 22, 2017 at 10:03 am #

          Has anyone invented a drone that kills other drones?

          An S- 300 to kill a drone seems like a waste?

          • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 10:11 am #

            The Air Force has more than 30 RQ-4 surveillance drones, but only three EQ-4s fitted with Northrop Grumman’s Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN).

            BACN is a high-altitude, airborne communications and information gateway system that maintains operational communications support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

            The persistent connectivity that BACN provides improved situational awareness and enables better coordination between forward-edge warfighters and commanders. BACN bridges and extends voice communications and battlespace awareness information from numerous sources using a suite of computers and radio systems.

            If this information that the Russians shot down an EQ-4 Global Hawk is accurate, then US Troops operating on the ground with Syrian “Rebels” will no longer be able to INSTANTLY talk to nearby air support as was done a few days ago, when a US F/A-18 was called-in to attack and destroy a Syrian Arab Army Air Force fighter jet.

            This type of shoot down would severely hamper US future operational ability in Syria because there are only a total of three EQ-4’s in existence.

          • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 10:13 am #

            It would be the most painful blow to American Air Force short of drawing the first blood

          • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 10:17 am #

            U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Drone Crashes in California

            thedrive.com/the-war-zone/11755/u-s-air-force-global-hawk-drone-crashes-in-california

            I hope they already agreed to hush-hush the incident by writing it off on California crash

        • JimInFlorida June 22, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

          Finc, you’re being uncharacteristically myopic and nearsighted.

          What we have is far greater than this tit-for-tat ramping up of hostilities. The world is in danger of a rogue power that has gambled its existence on fulfilling the PNAC plan. Which includes taking over Syria. It cannot write off losses incurred by failing to fulfill its promises to TPTB. For that would destroy the Full Faith and Credit of the NWO. What’s needed is to make TPTB eat the losses and prevent them from passing off those costs. Due Process is powerless to effect a remedy. Tell me Finc, what’s the only remaining solution???

          What triggered my perfect solution, and 100% money-back guarantee of deterrence, was your nonchalant comment insinuating that WW3 is inevitable and mass deaths are just the way of the world. Such a horrific fate CAN BE DETERRED but, it must take the form of perfect terrorism against TPTB who, ALONE, have the power to destroy the world OR arrest the events leading to global chaos.

          There’s no telling how many TENS of TRILLION$ in future claims and contracts are hanging in the balance and depending on ZOG-NATO to fulfill them via this war.

          TPTB are “all in” and have put the entire ZOG Matrix on the poker table and will do whatever it takes to get the winning hand. The only way to stop this escalation is to break their claim to the chips. The only way to prevent them is to DETER THEM by a gun to their heads (literally) and BREAK THEIR CLAIM TO THOSE CHIPS. Thus, removing the incentive to continue.

          If all goes well, the ZOG elites would rather live than die at the table. Their elite criminal friends will have to cough up their own wealth to settle the bets. Or, they may go for broke and try to steal all the kings and aces by force, declare victory, and walk away with the world in their blood-stained hands.

          That is the time when the perverse “honor” and “rules” of the global poker game must give way to Justice. Somebody will have to shoot the criminal player and restore the stolen chips. And that somebody will have to be Tsar Vladimir Putin.

      • malthuss June 22, 2017 at 11:03 am #

        #MoreThanARefugee: Everyone Has a Story to Share

        YouTube Spotlight9

        This World Refugee Day, YouTube Creators for Change has teamed up with the International Rescue Committee to create a new video series highlighting refugee voices from around the world.

        • malthuss June 22, 2017 at 11:04 am #

          see AmbroseKane blog

          • malthuss June 22, 2017 at 11:08 am #

            From the Congo to Idaho #MoreThanARefugee

  109. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 7:49 am #

    June 22 – a perfect day to die

    According to a proven source on Washington Square, Russian fighters who accompanied Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu’s plane were forced to open a warning fire.

    30 years ago, American President Ronald Reagan, whom the Americans consider great, said:

    There are things worse than atomic war

    And now it looks like Putin has decided that at the Last Judgment he will have a good justification in the form of the principle of “legal self-defense against an unprovoked attack of the anti-Christian West”.

    Time for the mankind to refresh its caveman skills

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 7:54 am #

      youtube.com/watch?v=jSoOvhH9DLo

      • Pucker June 22, 2017 at 9:05 am #

        What does the last word of the Russian song (pronounced “Minya”) in the video mean?

        • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 9:50 am #

          Years will pass
          And I will see you again
          You will smile, you will cling to my heart,
          You will kiss me again

          “Minya” is the word “me” in the last sentence (order of words is different in Russian)

    • JimInFlorida June 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

      It is NOT time to refresh the art of caveman living. Mankind must not allow centuries of human progress to be destroyed in order that a few might steal the world.

      It is time to SACRIFICE the billionaires upon the altar of world peace. Thus removing the cause that is driving us to war, chaos, and mass deaths.

    • DA June 22, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

      Time for the mankind to refresh its caveman skills

      Good for the earth anyway.

  110. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    The Russian people made a tremendous sacrifice during WWII.

    • JimInFlorida June 22, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

      Yes they did. But now, it is time to sacrifice the ZOG-NATO billionaires who want to repeat that slaughter.

  111. volodya June 22, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    Mr Ozone, you asked the multi-billion dollar question.

    See, here is a bull-shit laden and therefore heat-radiating target that the heat-seeking common-sense missile can’t fail to hit. As you asked, why the fuck are all these intel agencies necessary?

    Well, this is the cynic’s eye view of things Mr Ozone, the first priority of the Highest and Mightiest is themselves and, accordingly, they’ve appropriated the surveillance and armed assets of the US government for their own protection. The question is, protection from whom?

    Like you, I’m more than a mite skeptical of official narratives. The assertion that it’s all to keep the wimmins and chilluns safe from Muslims doesn’t scan. Much more likely, in my humble estimation, is that the SECOND last concern of the Highest and Mightiest is the bearded nut-bars because, to be blunt, the very LAST concern of the Highest and Mightiest is the carnage the nut-bars inflict on Americans in general and, in particular, the delightful creatures we marry and their ankle-biting spawn.

    I figure that in the opinions of the Highest and Mightiest, carnage is good, carnage keeps the attention focused. For controversy there’s abortion and there’s gay marriage and then, for carnage, there’s the suicide-vested Muslim.

    You have to ask, how is it possible that after three generations, after all the efforts expended in supposedly trying to resolve it, the Israel-Palestine conflict hasn’t moved one iota? Could it possibly be that there’s no actual interest in resolution, simply because Israel is that perfect made-to-order distraction from the malfeasance and murder and corruption of ruling Arab and Muslim regimes the world over?

    Could it possibly be that it’s the same here with all the hoo-haw over Muslim terrorists, that they are a made-to-order distraction? Make no mistake, these guys are black-guards and the world without them is a mighty better place. Do you mourn when one of them bites it? I sure don’t. Who needs shit like the night club massacre or the Boston Marathon bombing?

    But the fact is that all the unstinting work thus far in eradicating this pestilence hasn’t accomplished one darn thing other than to create more pestilence.

    So, is it possible that creating more terrorist pestilence is the very objective of the efforts? Yes, send more troops to Afghanistan, piss the people there off even more, kill more innocent donkey-riding passers-by and create the necessity for kin to exact kinetic revenge.

    See Mr Ozone I’m just a simple mule-skinner, privy to nothing in the councils and corridors of power. All I can do is assess what I see with my naked eye. So Mr Ozone, the facts as visually apparent do not bear out the narrative of the Highest and the Mightiest. All lies. And sadly I have to conclude that the priority of the vaunted intelligence agencies isn’t the bearded suicide bomber.

    No, Mr Ozone, the Highest and the Mightiest know that they created a miserable situation on the ground in America with the ruin of the economic mainstay of the vast interior. As a consequence madness blooms like flowers in the summertime, Mr Trump is stinking up the White House, armed militias proliferate, and with the ticking of the clock and the progressive immiserisation of a vast number of Deplorables, the gravest menace to the Highest and the Mightiest comes from there, not abroad, not the Muslim. That’s who they’re worried about Mr Ozone, that’s where their threat assessments concentrate, that’s who they’re watching. In my most humble opinion.

  112. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 11:21 am #

    “Hal Turner Mod 9 hours ago :

    The two are completely separate incidents.

    I began reporting this shoot-down at about 5:15 PM EDT today, after NUMEROUS witnesses on the ground inside Syria got word to me that the Russians fired an S-300 and it flew WEST from Tartus, Syria out over the Mediterranean.

    The Drone that crashed in California was an RQ-4. The one shot down over the Mediterranean was an EQ-4, which is an RQ-4 that has a twenty-two million dollar communications package for Battlefield relaying.

    I don’t do “fake news.” Ever.

    My years with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force as a US Intelligence Asset handling National Security, Terrorism and Foreign Counter-Intelligence earned me a reputation for factual information conveyed in a timely manner.

    Assistant Special Agent In Charge, Amy Pickett, the third highest ranking FBI Official in the New York City Division, testified in federal court about me, saying “If he said something was going to happen, it did.”

    I won’t wreck that reputation for “fake news.”
    ===================================================
    Hal Turner Site stopped responding at this URL:

    halturnershow.com/index.php/news/world-news/655-breaking-russia-fires-s-300-out-over-mediterranean

    But there are multiple confirmations about S-300 launch on Russian Twitter.

  113. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    Arise, vast country,
    Arise for a fight to the death
    Against the dark fascist forces,
    Against the cursed hordes.

    Let noble wrath
    Boil over like a wave!
    This is the peoples’ war,
    a Sacred war!

    We shall repulse the oppressors
    Of all ardent ideas.
    The rapists and the plunderers,
    The torturers of people.

    Let noble wrath
    Boil over like a wave!
    This is the peoples’ war,
    a Sacred war!

    The black wings shall not dare
    Fly over the Motherland,
    On her spacious fields
    The enemy shall not dare tread!

    Let noble wrath
    Boil over like a wave!
    This is the peoples’ war,
    a Sacred war!

    We shall drive a bullet into the forehead
    Of the rotten fascist filth,
    We shall build a solid coffin
    For the scum of humanity!

    Let noble wrath
    Boil over like a wave!
    This is the peoples’ war,
    a Sacred war!

    youtube.com/watch?v=sailmeWkm_A

    • DA June 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

      Nice! But if you think that’s ever going to happen here in the “home of the debt slaves,” I’m afraid you’re sorely mistaken. The “People’s Revolution” has already been cleverly usurped by cheap credit and even cheaper consumer goods.

      Party on!

  114. janet June 22, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

    “On another point, where’s Little Jane?” –brh

    I’m working on uncovering Trump Russia collusion in 21 states.

  115. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm #

    The Russian Foreign Ministry: it is possible to speak with great probability about the liquidation of the leader of the ISIS

    MOSCOW, June 22 – RIA Novosti. Oleg Syromolotov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, said that with a high degree of probability it can be said that the leader of ISIS Al-Baghdadi was liquidated as a result of a strike by the Russian Air Force on a militant command post in the southern outskirts of the Syrian city of Raqqa.

    ria.ru/syria/20170622/1497089361.html

    The Western Black Project is losing on all fronts, but as a cornered rat it is most dangerous in the present situation.

    • thwack June 22, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

      Hasn’t the leader of ISIS been killed in an airstrike 7 or 8 times?

      Just sayin

  116. thwack June 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    BTW–

    The Russians ain’t gotta do anything in Syria to harm the U.S military.

    They can simply flood Afghanistan with a few decent SAMs and other guided ordnance and its over for the U.S military.

    youtube.com/watch?v=aZ9qVxSU8hk

    • thwack June 22, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      what is the rule for calculating distance between the time you see a blast and when you hear the detonation?

      Is it 1 mile for every 3 seconds?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

        When you see a nuclear blast, please stay away from the metal objects so that the melted steel won’t drip on your shoes and ruin them.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 3:01 pm #

        It depends on air temperature and pressure. At sea level and 20 degrees Celsius (68 F), it’s 343 m/s or 767.7 mph. That’s about 4.7 seconds per mile.

        sengpielaudio.com/calculator-speedsound.htm

        • Elrond Hubbard June 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

          Hmm, I should have read more carefully. The site I linked to says it’s temperature only, not pressure. Live and learn.

  117. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    Literally yesterday, I recalled how the commander-in-chief of NATO forces, General Breedlove, arranged on the borders of Russia the exercise of 400 tanks and God knows how many aircraft, having previously torn all ties of NATO with Russia, and timed this cute reminder of what a surprise attack is by June 22, 2015.

    Well, he ran into the counter-drills of the Russian army, which made him fear not only for the safety of the crews of these 400 tanks, but also for the safety of generals at NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

    And the channels of communication with Russia were interrupted, and he ran to Obama, so that the first black president of the United States would swallow this porridge, which was cooked by Breedlove.

    And Obama made him restore communication channels and explain publicly why he closed them. About the communication channels is at the very end of this quite remarkable video. Notice how the voice of the brave hero quivers after the flogging by Obama, at that moment once again freed from Hillary.

    youtube.com/watch?v=31cKm9RgyUo

    And yesterday I happened to talk to an old acquaintance of mine from Washington Square, who left New York, and told him about how on the TV I saw a report about warning shots, from which I concluded that Russian pilots were ordered to shoot at their own discretion not only in Syria.

    That is, they do not need a special order anymore.

    And this means that Russia has run out of patience and is no longer interested in figuring out what Hillary – The Deep State – ordered, and what Trump did.

    I will not repeat what my very well informed friend told me on this subject, which confirmed my assumptions, because no one understands and does not want to understand anything.

    Everyone is more interested in their own speculations, and those who value truth I suggest to imagine what the Christian should feel before pressing a red button that can lead him to the Last Judgment either with the burden of accusation of the death of all mankind if he pushed it, or with the burden of the death of the country, which was entrusted to him, if he didn’t.

    Judging by the news line, Trump has already realized that he will either jail the Witch or she will fucking kill us all.

  118. 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 4:55 pm #

    Once upon a time there lived a peasant. His wife died and left him three daughters. The old man wanted to hire a servant-girl to help about the house, but his youngest daughter Maryushka said:
    “Don’t hire a servant, Father, I shall keep house alone.” Fenist the Bright Falcon
    And so his daughter Maryushka began keeping house, and a fine housekeeper she made. There was nothing she could not do, and all she did she did splendidly. Her father loved Maryushka dearly and was glad to have such a clever and hard-working daughter. And how lovely she was! But her two sisters were ugly creatures, full of envy and greed, always paint-ed and powdered and dressed in their best. They spent all day putting on new gowns and trying to look better than they really were. But nothing ever pleased them long — neither gowns, nor shawls, nor high-heeled boots.Now, one day the old man set out to market and he asked his daughters:
    “What shall I buy you, dear daughters, what shall I please you with?”
    “Buy us each a kerchief,” said the two elder daughters. “And mind it has big flowers on it done in gold.”
    But his youngest daughter Maryushka stood silent, so the father asked her:
    “And what would you like, Maryushka?”
    “Dear Father, buy me a feather of Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    By and by the father came back with the kerchiefs, but the feather he had not found.
    After a while the man went to market again.
    “Well, daughters, make your orders,” said he.
    And the two elder daughters replied eagerly: “Buy each of us a pair of silver-studded boots.”
    But Maryushka said again: “Dear Father, buy me a feather of Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    All that day the father walked about the market and bought the boots, but the feather he could not find. And so he came back without it. Very well, then. He set out on his way to the market for the third time and his elder daughters asked him:
    “Buy us each a new gown.”
    But Maryushka said again:
    “Dear Father, buy me a feather of Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    All that day the father walked about the market, but still no feather. So he drove out of town, and who should he meet on the way but a little old man.
    “Good day, Grandfather!”
    “Good day to you, my dear man. Where are you bound for?”
    “Back to my village, Grandfather. And I don’t know what to do. My youngest daughter asked me to buy her a feather of Fenist the Bright Falcon, but I haven’t found it.”
    “I have the feather you need; it is a charmed one, but I see you are a good man, so you shall have it, come what may.”
    The little old man took out the feather and gave it to the girl’s father, but it looked quite ordinary, so the peasant rode home and he thought:
    “What good can it be to my Maryushka?”
    In a while the old man came home and gave the presents to his daughters. And the two elder ones tried on their new gowns and kept laughing at Maryushka:
    “Silly you were, and silly you are! Stick it in your hair now — won’t you look fine with it!”
    But Maryushka made no answer, she just kept away from them. And when the whole house was asleep, she cast the feather on the floor and said softly:
    “Come to me, dear Fenist, Bright Falcon, my cherished bridegroom!”
    And there came to her a youth of wondrous beauty. Towards morning he struck the floor and became a falcon. And Maryushka opened the window and the falcon soared up into the blue sky.And so for three nights she made him welcome. By day he flew about in the blue heavens as a falcon; at nightfall he came back to Maryushka and turned into a handsome youth.
    But on the fourth day the wicked sisters caught sight of them and went and told their father.
    “Dear daughters,” said he, “better mind your own business.”
    “All right,” thought the sisters, “we shall see what comes next.”
    And they stuck a row of sharp knives into the window-sill and hid by watching.
    And after a while the Bright Falcon appeared. He flew up to the window, but could not get into Maryushka’s room. So he fluttered and fluttered there, beating against the pane, till all his breast was cut by the blades. But Maryushka slept fast and heard nothing. So at last the falcon said:
    “Who needs me, will find me, but not without pains. You shall not find me till you wear out three pairs of iron shoes, and break three iron staffs, and tear three iron caps.”
    Maryushka heard this and she sprang from her bed to the window. But the falcon was gone, and all he left on the window was a trace of red blood. Maryushka burst into bitter tears, and the little tear-drops washed off the trace of red blood and made her still prettier.And then she went to her father and said to him:
    “Do not chide me, Father, but let me go on my weary way. If I live to see you, I shall, but if I do not, then so must it be.”
    The man was sorry to part with his sweet daughter, but at last he let her go.So Maryushka went and ordered three pairs of iron shoes, three iron staffs, and three iron caps. And off she set on her long weary way to seek her heart’s desire Fenist the Bright Falcon. She walked through open fields, she went through dark forests and she climbed tall mountains. The little birds cheered her heart with merry songs, the brooks washed her white face, and the dark woods made her welcome. And no one could do harm to Maryushka, for all the wild beasts — grey wolves, brown bears and red foxes — would come running out towards her. At last one pair of iron shoes wore out, one iron staff broke and one iron cap was torn. And Maryushka came to a glade in the woods and she saw a little hut on hen’s feet spinning round and round.
    “Little hut, little hut,” said Maryushka, “turn your back to the trees and your face to me, please. Let me in to eat bread within.”
    The little hut turned its back to the trees and its face to Maryushka, and in she went. And there she saw Baba-Yaga, the witch with a broom and a switch, a bony hag with a nose like a snag.Baba-Yaga caught sight of Maryushka and growled:
    “Ugh, ugh, Russian blood, never met by me before, now I smell it at my door. Who comes here? Where from? Where to?”
    “Granny dear, I am looking for Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    “It’s a long way off, pretty maid! You will have to pass through the Thrice-Nine Lands to the Thrice-Ten Kingdom to find him. A wicked sorceress, the queen there, has charmed him with a magic drink and made him marry her. But I shall help you. Here, take this silver saucer and golden egg. When you come to the Thrice-Ten Kingdom get hired as a servant to the Queen. After the day’s work is done, take the silver saucer and put the golden egg on it. It will start to roll about all by itself. Should they want to buy it, do not sell it — ask them to let you see Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    Maryushka thanked Baba-Yaga and went off. The woods became darker, and she got too frightened to move, when all of a sudden there came a Cat. It jumped up to Maryushka and it purred:
    “Have no fear, Maryushka, it will be still worse farther on, but go on and on and do not look back.”
    And the Cat rubbed against her feet and was gone, while Maryushka went farther. And the deeper she went into the woods the darker it grew. She walked and she walked, till her second pair of iron shoes wore out, her second iron staff broke and her second iron cap got torn. And soon she came to a little hut on hen’s feet with a strong fence all round and terrible glowing skulls on the pales.Maryushka said:
    “Little hut, little hut, turn your back to the trees and your face to me, please. Let me in to eat bread within.”
    The little hut turned its back to the trees and its face to Maryushka, and Maryushka went in. And there she saw Baba-Yaga, the witch with a broom and a switch, a bony hag with a nose like a snag.Baba-Yaga caught sight of Maryushka and she growled:
    “Ugh, ugh, Russian blood, never met by me before, now I smell it at my door. Who comes here? Where from? Where to?”
    “I want to find Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    “And have you been to my sister?”
    “Yes, Granny dear, I have.”
    “All right, then, my beauty, I shall help you. Take this gold needle and silver frame. The needle works all by itself and embroiders red velvet with silver and gold. Should they want to buy it, do not sell it — ask them to let you see Fenist the Bright Falcon.”
    Maryushka thanked Baba-Yaga and went on her way. It crashed and it banged and it whistled in the forest, and a weird light shone from the skull, hanging round. How terrible it was! But suddenly up ran a Dog:
    “Bow-wow, Maryushka, have no fear, darling, it will be still worse, but you go on and never look back.”
    So it spoke and was gone. Maryushka went on and on, and the woods got darker, scratching her knees and catching at her sleeves. But Maryushka walked and walked and never looked back.How long she walked is hard to say, but the third pair of iron shoes wore out, the third iron staff broke and the third iron cap was torn. And she came to a glade in the forest and saw a little hut on hen’s feet with a tall paling all round and glowing horse skulls on the pales.Then said Maryushka:
    “Little hut, little hut, turn your back to the trees and your face to me, please.”
    The hut turned its back to the trees and its face to Maryushka, and in she stepped. And there she saw Baba-Yaga, the witch with a broom and a switch, a bony hag with a nose like a snag.Baba-Yaga saw Maryushka and she growled:
    “Ugh, ugh, Russian blood, never met by me before, now I smell it at my door. Who comes here? Where from? Where to?”
    “I’m looking for Fenist the Bright Falcon, Granny!”
    “It is no easy task to find him, my beauty, but I shall help you. Here, take this silver distaff and this gold spindle. Hold the spindle in your hands and it will spin all by itself and the thread will come out all gold.”
    “Thank you, Granny.”
    “All right, save your thanks until afterwards, and now listen to me. Should they want to buy the gold spindle, don’t sell it, but ask them to let you see Fenist the Bright Falcon.”

    This has nothing to do with anything, and so inspired by Tonto en la montana

    • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

      Tontoenelvalle

      “Don’t, old woman. Don’t sin.”

      “Sin? Isn’t what I said all true? I know to a dot what I’m saying, and
      I mean to tell it straight out to the master. He should see with his
      own eyes. Why not? What can we do now anyhow? Where shall we go? He’s
      ruined us, ruined us.”

      The old woman burst out sobbing.

      Washington pretends to be fighting terrorism

      So, to be in Syria, Washington has to pretend to be “fighting terrorism” rather than supporting it. The lie has been given to this claim many times, but now that an American pilot has proven that the US is in Syria to support its agent, ISIS, not even a Megyn Kelly presstitute can honestly claim to believe that Washington is fighting ISIS.

      Gerasim heard all that, and it stabbed him like a dagger. He realised
      what misfortune he would be bringing the old people, and it made him
      sick at heart. He stood there a long while, saddened, lost in thought,
      then he turned and went back into the coachman’s room.

      “Ah, you forgot something?”

      “No, Yegor Danilych.” Gerasim stammered out, “I’ve come—listen—I
      want to thank you ever and ever so much—for the way you received
      me—and—and all the trouble you took for me—but—I can’t take the
      place.”

      “What! What does that mean?”

      The Russians, Syrians, and Iranians have known this from the beginning. However, these official sources are all suspect in the presstitute Western media. So with the presstitutes’ complicity, Washington’s lie has stood until the idiot American pilot blew the lie out of the sky along with the Syrian fighter and its pilot.

      Washington, of course, will lie through its teeth. It is the only thing Washington knows how to do. Washington will claim that it was a “coalition fighter,” that is, some one else was flying the US F-18. It wasn’t us. Or they will claim that the Syrian fighter was attacking women and children, or a transgendered compound or a maternity ward for women raped by Assad’s “brutal troops.” Washington will spin it in some way to make an aggressive war crime into an heroic defense of a victim group

      “Nothing. I don’t want the place. I will look for another one for
      myself.”

      Yegor flew into a rage.

      “Did you mean to make a fool of me, did you, you idiot? You come here
      so meek—’Try for me, do try for me’—and then you refuse to take the
      place. You rascal, you have disgraced me!”

      Gerasim found nothing to say in reply. He reddened, and lowered his
      eyes. Yegor turned his back scornfully and said nothing more.

      • DA June 22, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

        You lying truth teller you! We Americans know damn well the truth of what our lying MSM is telling us, so don’t come ’round here spinning your web of deceit no more!

    • elysianfield June 22, 2017 at 6:12 pm #

      “What color was the falcon?

      just askin’….

      Thwack

  119. tucsonspur June 22, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    Some might say that Kerensky was awol during that fateful month a hundred years ago, in July, 1917. Czar Nicholas II had already been overthrown, and Bolshevik gangs in trucks and armored vehicles rampaged through the streets. Lenin was ready to lead the new government.

    But for reasons not clearly understood, the uprising fizzled, the leaders were arrested, and Lenin fled to Finland. And what does Kerensky do? He soon frees the leaders and annuls the treason charges against them. Perhaps his mind was awol.

    As a result, the Red Guards win the day in October, 1917, Kerensky is out and Lenin returns, with help from the Germans. Churchill writes that the Germans “turned upon Russia the most grisly of all weapons. They transported Lenin in a sealed truck like a plague bacillus from Switzerland to Russia”.

    One is tempted to quote Shakespeare regarding Kerensky. “….and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought, and enterprises of great pith and moment with this regard their currents turn awry, and lose the name of action”.

    Will Trump “lose the name of action”? One Democratic strategist recently said “we are at war” and that Republicans should be hunted.
    The message is clear. The left must be annihilated and not given a second chance like the Bolsheviks.

    The health care bill is a bitter pill and tax cuts for the rich make you feel like the billionaire’s bitch. But what would you have? Rampant terrorism with Mohammed running amuck from Michigan to Mexico, from Mexico to Maui? The US making the list of “third world shitholes”?

    Trump must find the name of action.

    • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

      Did the idiot US pilot do this on his own, a hot shot playing Top Gun, or was this a planned provocation of the military/security complex outside of channels to begin a conflict between the US and Russia that would prevent any possibility of President Trump reviving his goal of defusing the high level of tensions with Russia? A $1 trillion, 100 billion annual military/secuity budget paid by American taxpayers is at stake.

      We don’t know if the pilot acted on his own or on orders.

      “The master’s not so much to blame as his coachman. Yegor Danilych
      wants to get a good position for his friend.”

      “Yes, he’s a serpent. He knows how to wag his tongue. You wait, you
      foul-mouthed beast, I’ll get even with you. I’ll go straight to the
      master and tell him how the fellow deceives him, how he steals the hay
      and fodder. I’ll put it down in writing, and he can convince himself
      how the fellow lies about us all.”

      What we do know is that it did not go down well with the Russians. The Russian Defense Ministry said today that it regards the decision by “the US command as an intentional violation of US obligations in the framework of the memo on avoiding incidents and the safety of aviation flights during operations in Syria signed on October 20, 2015.”

      Surprise! Surprise! The Americans broke yet another agreement Washington signed with Russia.

      • 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

        Tontoenelvalle reporting

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

      Trump may be Back in the Game. In a furious flurry of Tweets, he deconstructs the DNC in magisterial fashion – and Obama is knocked out of the ring. If the collusion happened, it happened on Obama’s watch. And where is the server again? It has yet to be produced.

      dailystormer.com/trump-finally-strikes-at-root-of-kookspiracy-asks-where-the-hell-the-dnc-server-is/

      • DA June 22, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

        Trouble is, Trump only stands against (allegedly) things. He doesn’t actually stand FOR anything, other than personal enrichment. Trump is nothing more than a cancer feeding on the primary cancer. Predictable.

  120. janet June 22, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Trump’s Plan for Drug Pricing Executive Order Is a Big Pharma Wish List

    Raise your hand if you believed Donald Trump’s repeated promises to take on Big Pharma. What about the presidential boast that drug prices for the American people “will come way down?”

    Anyone?

    Sadly, skepticism about the true impact of Trump’s populist posturing on drug pricing has proven to be well justified.

    truth-out.org/news/item/41039-trump-s-plan-for-drug-pricing-executive-order-is-a-big-pharma-wish-lis…

    Trump’s campaign promises are absent with leave.

    • JimInFlorida June 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm #

      I voted for Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party. My hands are clean.

      • janet June 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

        I respect that you walk your talk.

  121. janet June 22, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

    Absent Without Leave: Jobs in the USA

    Trump boasted his November deal with Carrier was proof he’d live up to his pledge to protect U.S. jobs. Now Carrier is going to lay off more than 600 employees from its Indianapolis plant, the same plant Trump vowed to keep on American soil.

    Those manufacturing jobs will go to Mexico, where labor is significantly cheaper. And this comes just a day after Ford announced that it will move production of its Focus model to China, just months after pressure from the Trump administration resulted in its cancelling plans to make it in Mexico; this was instead of keeping the jobs in the U.S., where the car is currently made.

    Trump agreed to give Carrier up to $7 million if it continued to employ at least 1,069 people at the facility for 10 years, rather than moving it abroad in search of cheaper labor, as originally planned. Carrier also vowed to invest $16 million into the plant. But just a month after the deal was made, CEO Greg Hayes said the $16 million would be invested in automation.

    Trump fail.

    • elysianfield June 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

      Janet,
      Noooo…Trump Try, economy fail.

      • janet June 22, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

        Toothless try of a paper tiger, jobs gone

  122. wm5135 June 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    Janet
    “Raise your hand if you believed Donald Trump’s repeated promises to take on Big Pharma.”
    *
    Raise your hand if you believe anything that has come out of Washington D,C, since Ike’s farewell address.

  123. 100th Avatar June 22, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

    Tontoenelvalle

    On December 7, 1988, Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev addressed the United Nations General Assembly. After speaking about the recent changes in the Soviet Union, Gorbachev amazed the global community when he announced drastic cuts in the Soviet military

    Further world progress is now possible only through the search for a consensus of all mankind, in movement toward a new world order. We have arrived at a frontier at which controlled spontaneity leads to a dead end. The world community must learn to shape and direct the process in such a way as to preserve civilization, to make it safe for all and more pleasant for normal life. It is a question of cooperation that could be more accurately called “co-creation” and “co-development.” The formula of development “at another’s expense” is becoming outdated. In light of present realities, genuine progress by infringing upon the rights and liberties of man and peoples, or at the expense of nature, is impossible.

    The very tackling of global problems requires a new “volume” and “quality” of cooperation by states and sociopolitical currents regardless of ideological and other differences.

    Of course, radical and revolutionary changes are taking place and will continue to take place within individual countries and social structures. This has been and will continue to be the case, but our times are making corrections here, too. Internal transformational processes cannot achieve their national objectives merely by taking “course parallel” with others without using the achievements of the surrounding world and the possibilities of equitable cooperation. In these conditions, interference in those internal processes with the aim of altering them according to someone else’s prescription would be all the more destructive for the emergence of a peaceful order. In the past, differences often served as a factor in puling away from one another. Now they are being given the opportunity to be a factor in mutual enrichment and attraction. Behind differences in social structure, in the way of life, and in the preference for certain values, stand interests. There is no getting away from that, but neither is there any getting away from the need to find a balance of interests within an international framework, which has become a condition for survival and progress. As you ponder all this, you come to the conclusion that if we wish to take account of the lessons of the past and the realities of the present, if we must reckon with the objective logic of world development, it is necessary to seek — and the seek jointly — an approach toward improving the international situation and building a new world. If that is so, then it is also worth agreeing on the fundamental and truly universal prerequisites and principles for such activities. It is evident, for example, that force and the threat of force can no longer be, and should not be instruments of foreign policy. […]

    The compelling necessity of the principle of freedom of choice is also clear to us. The failure to recognize this, to recognize it, is fraught with very dire consequences, consequences for world peace. Denying that right to the peoples, no matter what the pretext, no matter what the words are used to conceal it, means infringing upon even the unstable balance that is, has been possible to achieve.

    Freedom of choice is a universal principle to which there should be no exceptions. We have not come to the conclusion of the immutability of this principle simply through good motives. We have been led to it through impartial analysis of the objective processes of our time. The increasing varieties of social development in different countries are becoming in ever more perceptible feature of these processes. This relates to both the capitalist and socialist systems. The variety of sociopolitical structures which has grown over the last decades from national liberation movements also demonstrates this. This objective fact presupposes respect for other people’s vies and stands, tolerance, a preparedness to see phenomena that are different as not necessarily bad or hostile, and an ability to learn to live side by side while remaining different and not agreeing with one another on every issue.

    • DA June 22, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

      Listen, you keep coming around here telling truth and all that and we’re going to have to ban you, there’s just no two ways about it.

      We Americans like our truth as much as anybody, as long it’s served up in 30 second sound bytes, sandwiched between the appropriate amount and type of commercial content as well of course. Is that too much to ask?

      What’s a fucking American gotta do these days to get some properly vetted commercial content sponsored TRUTH anyway? Now for Christ’s fucking sake – GET THE FUCK OFF MY GOD DAMNED LAWN!!!

    • DA June 22, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

      Never, in the history of human finance, has so much been owed to so few for so little. Shall we then fight my brothers in arms? Nay, say I, for verily the holy house of cards would then be put asunder, and our holy benefactors the rich would be reduced to but commoners. And who among us has not dreampt of wearing those golden wings of wealth, the better to lord it over our brothers?

      For verily I say unto you, t’is better to wear the crown of extreme wealth for a nano-second than it is to assume the yolk of poverty for a lifetime. And thus sayeth the lord that the poor and the wicked shall wear the crown of their own inequity for all of their days, and thus you shall know them, and curse them, and grind them into dust underneath your privileged feet. Thus sayeth the lord. Forever and ever, AMEN!

  124. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

    So Otto Warmbier (Out of Warm Beer) had a big funeral and was eulogized as a big hero on US TV?

    They must be getting ready to attack North Korea?

    • 100th Avatar June 23, 2017 at 9:02 am #

      He was a pompous privileged jackoff.
      His entitlement attitude got a hard adjustment.
      Oh well, no loss.

  125. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 11:30 pm #

    Butthead gets busted in NK for trying to lift a propaganda poster. Is this story believable?

  126. MrTibbs June 22, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

    WALK ON BY.
    youtube.com/watch?v=PS3geCUFRyo&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=31

    -T

    They Call Me Mr. Tibbs.

  127. Pucker June 22, 2017 at 11:49 pm #

    They probably set up Butthead to get arrested in North Korea as a propaganda stunt? He was a patsy like Oswald?

  128. janet June 23, 2017 at 12:47 am #

    I will repeal Obamacare on my first day in office. — Donald J. Trump (Oct. 2016)

    Seven months later, Obamacare is still the law of the land.

    How do you like it now, gentlemen?

    Maybe we just need to give him more time? Maybe four years is not enough. Maybe we need to re-elect Trump in 2020 for another four or eight years.

  129. trypillian June 23, 2017 at 1:06 am #

    Clinton as a US Cleopatra is a nicer mataphor than Caesar. Methinks J is fed up with genderbenders news, quite rightly. Hillary is a benevolent witch, which contrasts to Cleo since she was just benevolent, a 180 degree turnaround. Which reminds me about the Cat1 hurricane on 911, which was heading directly to lower Manhatten 500 miles away, when low and behold, it turned around 130 degrees pricely at 10:00 am! The shadow government needed a backup plan in case the demolitions didn’t work. They could then still escape with the looted billions in bullion; no bull. Which reminds me, the US weather service has a gag order on geoengineering and electromagnetic radiation. This factual tidbit was never mentioned within the 911 moribund morass of mainstrem media.

  130. 100th Avatar June 23, 2017 at 5:32 am #

    Tontoenelvalle

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wanted to establish a ‘pragmatic’ relationship with the United States.”

    This is certainly a devastating blow on New World Order agents like John McCain and the Neoconservatives, who never get tired of drinking other people’s blood in the Middle East and elsewhere. And this is just the beginning:

    “Lavrov said that the time when the West called the shots was over and, dismissing NATO as a relic of the Cold War, added: ‘I hope that (the world) will choose a democratic world order — a post-West one — in which each country is defined by its sovereignty.’ Lavrov said Moscow wanted to build relations with Washington which would be ‘pragmatic with mutual respect and acknowledgement of our responsibility for global stability.’”

    Lavrov, whether he notices or not, is asking for the return of practical reason in the political firmament. His plea is certainly congruent with what Kant would call the categorical imperative, which seeks universal principles. As I have argued in the past, the categorical imperative prohibits contradiction and irrationality precisely because it is based on the moral law itself. It states:

    “Act only according to that maxim by which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.”[1]

    This obviously throws the New World Order ideology out the window because the New World Order itself cannot be universalized. New World Order agents continue to destroy one country after another with no moral principle whatsoever. What is so astonishing to much of the world is that New World Order agents see nothing wrong in obliterating men, women and children. They have absolutely no remorse. Listen to Ann Coulter very carefully here:

    “Sorry we have to use your country, Iraqis, but you let Saddam come to power, and we are going to instill democracy in your country.”[2]

    To “instill democracy,” men, women and children have to die. Mothers have to mourn for their babies, and fathers have to dislocate. This “democracy” is basically hell on earth. Coulter and her bosses continue to live in a dream world where practical reason plays no role. That seems to be far-fetched, perhaps it is pertinent to bring in flaming Jewish Neocon Michael Ledeen. He declared:

    “‘Creative destruction is our middle name, both within our society and abroad. We tear down the old order every day, from business to science, literature, art, architecture, and cinema to politics and the law. Our enemies have always hated this whirlwind of energy and creativity which menaces their traditions (whatever they may be) and shames them for their inability to keep pace … We must destroy them to advance our historic mission.’”[3]

    As it turns out, the New World Order which the Khazarian Mafia and their lackeys have established over the years is not based on the pursuit of the truth or moral principles but on the pursuit of categorical lies, colossal hoaxes, deceptive means, and complete fabrications. You remember how New World Order agents led the American people into Iraq? You remember how they led the “sheeple” into Afghanistan and then Libya? Remember how they wanted to do the same thing in Syria?

    You see, no one can universalize the New World Order ideology because it is existentially and fundamentally incoherent. And Kant would have almost certainly thrown it in the dustbin of history once and for all.

    The moral or universal law, says Kant, is what binds us all together as rational creatures. Any deviation from the moral law is a recipe for disaster. So, any system that seeks to dismiss the moral law must be wrong precisely because that system will inevitably be incoherent and metaphysically worthless.

  131. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2017 at 6:34 am #

    This is another victory for me, or rather our victory with Trump, as I described this very important, crucial Trump victory more than a month ago, publishing this post where “predicted” the collapse of the American media that took place yesterday.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/new-book-safe-happy-place/#comment-304121

    But this collapse began that Sunday when representatives of the White House did not come to Channel 5 after Chris Wallace warned them that during the first half of the program he would roast them with questions about the dismissal of the FBI director and Trump’s twit, calling on Comey to think about a possible existence of records of his conversations with him before he begins to leak information to the press.

    And in this post I wrote that the last statement is a worm on the hook thrown in front of the mouth of the collective Bastinda, with an invitation to demand these records ala the Nixon case. And it seems that this collective Bastinda, having lost her brain, swallowed hook, line and sinker.
    That Trump does not know about the Nixon affair and blurted it out by stupidity, which must be used quickly.
    It just does not occur to them that when they jump through all hoops and involve everyone in the case, Trump will simply say that he meant the illegal wiretapping of his office, which Comey refused to investigate and which he (Comey) most likely organized himself. And they will be forced to report this, despite a conspiracy of silence around the Tramp administration

    And yesterday Trump tweeted:

    “With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea…..whether there are “tapes” or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.”

    twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/877932956458795008

    twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/877932907137966080

    And this thing, which he stuck up the Clintonoid ass, is so big that it did not fit into one tweet and had to be split in two. It’s a pity that Trump does not have a blog – there it would fit perfectly into one post – well, he can’t go on CIA-controlled Facebook, can he?

    And I will use my victory to inform you again that from the same logic follows what these two tweets confirm – Trump received from Putin a message (ultimatum), according to which after the shooting down of the Syrian plane the Russian military will no longer give him time to fight with Hillary. And from now on, he must either jail her or put her in the chair, or take full responsibility for her actions.

    And the fact that Trump tweeted these tweets just now says that he does not want to answer for her artistry either in this world or in the better one.

  132. 100th Avatar June 23, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    Tontoenelvalle

    Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, the Maldives and Mauritius severed diplomatic relations with Doha earlier this week in retaliation for what they described as Qatar’s support for terrorism and extremist ideology.

    Mauritania and the Comoro Islands joined in later. Jordan and Djibouti downgraded the status of their diplomatic missions.

    However, Qatar dismissed the charges as “groundless” and said that its foreign policy would remain unchanged. Al Thani said Qatar was firmly against any intervention in its foreign policy.

    A number of countries had come up with offers of assistance in resolving the crisis. Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah had made trips to Jeddah, Dubai and Doha. US president Donald Trump said he was prepared for arranging a meeting of the conflicting parties in the White House.

    Russian president Vladimir Putin in a telephone conversation with Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani earlier this week reaffirmed that Moscow was firmly in favour of tackling crises by political and diplomatic means through a dialogue.

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