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Paging Doctor Oz! A patient calling itself The United States wandered into the emergency room disoriented, wearing a filthy warm-up suit, claiming it was “the greatest” this and that… but was unable to complete the nine-page admission protocol or present valid insurance ID. Patient is growing increasingly violent, threatening staff and other patients….

Nations do develop something like Alzheimers. Perhaps you haven’t noticed that for some time now nothing sticks in the national brain-pan — if that’s what we can call the news media and its analogs on the Web waves. For months, an obsession about “Russian interference in the election” raged through the left lobe of the national consciousness. Then, about a week ago, it vanished utterly. Grandpa suffered similar delusions about the Russians meddling with “our precious bodily fluids.” (Paging Doctor Strangelove.)

Not so far back as last summer, a candidate named Trump un-ironically called for “an end to endless war in the Middle East.” The oft-applied policy of “regime change,” he said, was not working out in the various US-engineered failed states such as Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Ukraine. About two weeks ago, I seem to recall, the State Department even declared explicitly that we had no brief for regime change in the case of one Bashar al-Assad over in Syria.

Then there was something in the wifi waves about a poison gas attack. The evidence as to exactly who perpetrated it looked, how-you-say, not altogether convincing. This evidence amounted to the US Intel services, in their aggregate omniscience, asserting that, “yes, it was so that this weasel Assad bombed his people with Sarin.” Wolf Blitzer and Rachel Maddow ran so hard with the story that they vanished over the horizon.

The patient had a dream after that: a dream of cruise missiles reigning down hellfire judgment upon a Syrian air base. Quite a few of them went astray and blew up some prickly pears in the desert and a pod of migrating sea turtles out in the Mediterranean. (Thank you Microsoft Windows.) Then the Secretary of State, Mr. Tillerson declared that “Assad must go.” The patient now was completely confused about who was coming or going. Then the patient forgot about the dream and we’ve heard no more about this fairytale land of Syria since then. Oh well….

It seemed like only yesterday that head honcho over North Korea — a character straight out of the James Bond fantasies with the weirdest haircut in recorded history — was threatening to blow up the United States. A US aircraft carrier fleet was soon steaming around his half of the Korean peninsula. A rocket lifted off somewhere… and promptly blew up. Well, at least something blew up. I forgot what, exactly….

And now I see on the morning wire that ISIS has gone and pulled off another terror incident in Paris — one cop dead, one injured in a street  shooting. Weren’t there other incidents before this one, possibly even worse ones? I forget. Anyway, in this case, it was easy to figure out the man’s identity (one Karim Cheurfi) because the fucker had spent 15 years in prison after being convicted of three attempted murders, two against police officers, and was released on parole in 2015. There was some additional chatter in the wire story about the incident having an effect on an upcoming French election. But I forget who’s running. And when the darn thing is over, I’ll probably forget who won, and why.

That’s how we roll in the national Alzheimers ward. Shit happens and then is promptly forgotten. Sometimes the shit that happens is forgotten so completely that it’s like living in universe where nothing happens. The auditors who once reported to work in your brain have left their stations — with no duties left after the smart-phone came on the scene. They are among the millions “no longer looking for work” in those BLS reports.

Maybe this is a manifestation of what used to be called “God’s mercy.” Now that we’ve almost succeeded in making the planet uninhabitable, we don’t have to remember how it got that way, or what will happen to us in the meantime, while we’re still here.


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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 April 21, 2017 at 9:34 am #

    Quite humorous today Kunstler. I like it. Straight out of a James Bond movie. So true. I hope that movie with the puppets makes a comeback. Team USA or something like that. Awek Ballwin. And of course General Curtis LeMay in Dr. Strangelove. Imagine him in the White House? With George Wallace. The last independent candidate to win electoral votes. I think we are verging into the insanity of the 1960’s with Trump’s election.

    • elysianfield April 21, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      ” Straight out of a James Bond movie”

      Wolfie,
      Sadly, this is where the comparison ends…Bond movies always have a happy ending….

      • Dentshop April 24, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

        The Queen has been missing since before Christmas. A rescue attempt could be made on her.

  2. venuspluto67 April 21, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    I would comment, but I forgot what I was going to say! 😉

    • GeoffZ April 22, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

      Good article, James.

      Good article, James.

      This is a good article……Jane.

      Jack, I like this article.

      Good ice cream, Jammies…..

      ….article?

  3. Jeremy April 21, 2017 at 9:46 am #

    “…the weirdest haircut in recorded history – “.

    See Jim, you’ve gone all Altzy yourself.
    Only a few weeks ago it was Trump who had the weirdest haircut in history.

    Whoaaa – here he is! tinyurl.com/lnv8336

    • James Howard Kunstler April 21, 2017 at 9:54 am #

      Oh, I forgot….
      –JHK

      • Q. Shtik April 21, 2017 at 10:04 am #

        For worst hair in the world I cast my vote for Bill Gates.

        • elysianfield April 21, 2017 at 10:46 am #

          Q,
          I once saw a picture of Bill Gates with the caption;…”Bill Gates, reportedly worth 17 Billion Dollars…apparently a good haircut costs 18 Billion….”

          • K-Dog April 21, 2017 at 11:19 am #

            He has closer to sixty. For that I might even tolerate looking like a turtle.

          • sprawlcapital April 21, 2017 at 11:22 am #

            Ha! Good one, Elysian.

            Gates should be in prison for crimes against software.

          • Elrond Hubbard April 21, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

            When Bill Gates walks into the room, that means the average person in that room becomes a billionaire — and the average haircut becomes a mullet. That keeps the books balanced.

        • pequiste April 21, 2017 at 11:56 am #

          Atsa matta you?

          Worst hair in the world belongs to the enfant terrible of Best Korea!

      • volodya April 21, 2017 at 11:22 am #

        No, no, no it was Boris Johnson. Er… was it Yeltsin … can’t remember.

      • seawolf77 April 21, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

        I’m going with the electrifying don king.

      • goat1001 April 21, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

        Are we at war with Eastasia or Eurasia? I forgot!

      • GreenAlba April 25, 2017 at 5:10 am #

        ‘a dream of cruise missiles *reigning* down hellfire judgment…’

        Alzheimer’s makes your spelling go a bit weird too 🙂

  4. Q. Shtik April 21, 2017 at 9:54 am #

    Once an airhead always an airhead…

    Check out this sentence uttered by Sara Palin:

    “I just, y’know it was just time to part ways and, and, y’know, get out there, in a, I guess, a more diverse arena to express views and to speak for the public, and that’s what I’ve been to do now.”

  5. robert magill April 21, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    There is a madness about us; we are as a people, unhinged. For decades we have been doing the same vile and stupid things to other peoples and we forever expect different outcome. Proof of national insanity could not be clearer. see
    robertmagill.wordpress.com/2017/04/16/mad-in-the-usa/

  6. elpuma2003 April 21, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    We forgot about this too…

    paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/19/oklahoma-city-bombing-22-years/

    • DA April 21, 2017 at 10:35 am #

      Glad to see that this is getting the long overdue attention it deserves. OKC was another case where the official story just doesn’t add up, right down to the technical details. The truck bomb was not even capable of that amount of destruction, and from there the story unravels very quickly. But credit where credit is due, the magicians knew that the first rule of magic is to sell the audience a story that they’re already inclined to believe; the more so, the better. After that, it’s all just misdirection and special effects.

      youtube.com/watch?v=wBnHFRrJPaw

  7. seawolf77 April 21, 2017 at 10:12 am #

    I just hear a good one from Mark Cuban: Trump is political chemotherapy.

    • shotho April 21, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      Maybe Cuban is the radical surgery.

      • seawolf77 April 21, 2017 at 10:29 am #

        He also called him the Chauncey Gardiner of politics.

        • chipshot April 21, 2017 at 1:45 pm #

          I thought that way about george bush.

  8. shotho April 21, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    Loss of memory can be a wonderful thing, whether it comes from the hand of God or a deficit of the little grey cells. Of course, it would be even better if we were never bothered by such things in the first place.

  9. TiredOfTheTreadmill April 21, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    I’m not sure if it’s forgetfulness plaguing us, or just that nobody cares anymore. The old anything goes and nothing matters that you often speak of, with a whole lot of emphasis on the nothing matters part. Most everyone I know is expending all of their energy treading water to stay afloat, leaving little time to care about anything other than treading water.

    • DA April 21, 2017 at 10:46 am #

      Most everyone I know is expending all of their energy treading water to stay afloat, leaving little time to care about anything other than treading water.

      That’s the key right there, even allowing for the fact that we Americans have been fed a steady diet of our own bullshit for so long that we’re effectively lambs fattened for slaughter now. The hollowing out will continue from the bottom up for as long as it takes with no resistance possible or even desired by most. The upper 50% will continue to hold on for dear life to avoid joining “the deplorables” (SUCH a prescient term!), while the bottom 50% will simply become resigned to their fates and be caught up in the medical and/or prison death complexes. Having imposed authoritarian capitalist imperialism on so many others, the big karma boomerang is about come back around and take off our heads. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving people.

  10. Beryl of Oyl April 21, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    Speaking of phones and attention, I’d like to share with you a charming vignette of American family life, which I observed on Easter Sunday.
    It was a warm morning, so I went out for a stroll. I passed a house where there was a dad visiting, with two little boys. They were out on the lawn, with small kites, which they probably received as Easter gifts, attempting to learn how to use them.
    They made a few passes to and fro, trailing the kites behind them, a few inches off the ground, as little boys are wont to do, before they lose interest.
    The bigger of the two, however, started changing his technique, running at different speeds, shortening the string, and so forth, until he caught a breeze, and the kite rose straight up in the air.
    As he looked at it in astonishment, I glanced over at the dad, wanting to see his reaction to this special moment. Dad had no reaction at all, unless you want to count his poking his thumb at a phone he was staring down at. He didn’t even notice what was happening with his child, until the boy called out to him.
    Did he put the phone away, after realizing what he just missed? Nah. He didn’t even lower it.

    • seawolf77 April 21, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      He was probably arranging a meeting with his gumar.

    • capt spaulding April 21, 2017 at 10:55 am #

      Cell phones have had a huge effect on the habits of people. Not just here, but all around the world. The problem is that people are losing the ability to live in the moment. The old Zen saying: “Be here now”, is more relevant than ever, and has never been more ignored.

      • wet dog April 21, 2017 at 11:25 am #

        Was just hiking a mountain in northern WA state with a girl. Reached a number of beautiful vistas. Each time, she’d pull out the phone to shoot “selfies”. But she did say once, “Excuse me, I’m being vain.” So I’d want this narcissist to raise my children? I’d put my kids through that?

        People can’t sit still and enjoy silence or beauty, immerse themselves. They pull themselves out of it, like you said.

        A 2nd example on the most northern spot in New Zealand, a lighthouse where the Pacific and Tasman seas meet. Am sitting watching and listening to the wind. Up come 5 germans in their 20’s. Selfie sticks in hand for each one of them. They spend 15 minutes goofing around, photo after photo of themselves, being loud, and then leaving. I couldn’t believe the morons. There was one girl who came with them, and she looked slightly embarrassed. What the hell do you do with all these selfies?

        • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

          Indeed the selfie is emblematic of our narcissism – even as the word implies! Or even if its just Japs clicking away with their cameras – they are avoiding real seeing. If you can’t or won’t See when you are really there, are you going to do it later looking at the pictures you took?

          Hope you ditched the ditz.

          • AKlein April 23, 2017 at 8:24 am #

            Janos, this preoccupation with capturing the moment rather than living in it is by no means new. I recall in college going to professors’ lectures. Dutifully, the auditoriums were often filled by diligent “students” carefully transcribing the professors’ utterances into their notebooks. Surely, there was no transfer of knowledge taking place, no thinking and certainly no brilliance and creativity being set into motion, but legions of over-educated scribes were being hatched.

        • rapier April 22, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

          Before the selfie thing I had noticed long ago that being on TV, somehow, even in the most passing way as in a crowd or a disaster, provided many people with supreme pride and joy. As if only when ones image was on the screen were you made real.

          I think the selfie thing is akin to this. If your image is out there in the ether, often against some widely recognizable background then you are made real, or a real someone. Perhaps because it provides the illusion of some small bit of fame. This extends to Facebook as well I think. Images and records of you, the virtual you, are more important to many than the real you.

        • CirclesnCircles April 23, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

          “the most northern spot in New Zealand, a lighthouse where the Pacific and Tasman seas meet.”

          Yes! Spectacular place — Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach. It was 2004 that I was there but can still completely recall the scenery and sound of the wind. A part of our earth that is still pure.

          newzealand.com/us/cape-reinga/ Scroll down and open some of the images.

          And for an utterly different type of natural amazingness, I do hope that you got to Rotorua? Geysers everywhere and just strolling the town sidewalks walking past gurgling mud pools. Otherworldly!

          • wet dog April 24, 2017 at 9:34 am #

            Circles,

            Yes, Cape Reinga 🙂 One of my very favorite places. And I did make it to Rotorua. It still feels like going back in time while down there.

            I hope you get a chance to head back down. I found a book called “NZ Frenzy” which solely lists out-of-the-way natural places. It helped me find places I never would have run in to. I’m working on moving down there next year…

            Thanks for the link, too.

          • CirclesnCircles April 24, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

            wetdog – “I hope you get a chance to head back down.”

            Funny you should say that. Here’s my little story: twas 2004 and I decided to take a trip around-the-world. (Was between jobs and feeling a bit burnt out. Needed a big blowout adventure.)

            NZ was my first stop and I was having such a good time trawling around the North Island over 2 weeks that I NEVER MADE IT to the South Island! Crazy, I know. But, not really, b/c I just wasn’t going to be able to do it justice in the 2 – 3 days I had left before flying on to AUS. Plus, I figured it provided prime motivation to get me arse back there again. Have been looking forward to it ever since.

            Are you seriously going to move there? That’s a big step. I know they’re trying to attract tech talent and are getting some bites.

            Pssst, a secret fun fact: back in 2004, a New Zealander told me that the USA has a technology site there where they track American’s personal cell phone and email activity. It was a jaw dropper to learn that back then. The reason it’s in NZ, I was told, is because they are the first country on the other side of the international dateline so it is the earliest time in a new day to get info. Given what’s happened since with Snowden etc., I wonder if there’s a legal loophole that allows them to do it off our shores. All moot now.

    • Ishabaka April 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      In the past year, I’ve been noticing young mothers pushing babies in strollers, completely wrapped up in their phones, and oblivious to their infants.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        People even text while driving. Who needs to look a the road? Thus since we can’t leave the thing alone, we will choose self driving cars. We have chosen the way of death.

        • SpeedyBB April 21, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

          It is also telling to see how TPTB have absolutely forbidden any attempt to mask off reception, as for example by erecting an electronic barrier – even in an obvious place like the interior of a theater. Does anyone need cell phone reception while watching the opera, or a motion picture?

          And any attempt to monkey with the holy-of-holies carrier frequencies is akin to first degree homicide in the torrent of punishment it will call down. This of course dates from the halcyon days of pirate radio (remember that?). Thou shall not touch my radio frequency.

          I have seen a video – not on YouTube, alas, so I cannot share it – of a group of Indonesian Catholics in a burned-out church attempting to celebrate Mass, while precisely across the street an enterprising group of local Muslims have set up huge concert loudspeakers and are blasting nasty whining Islamic stuff right at the Catholics, pointedly. (And of course daring them to try to do anything about it). For me that calls for retaliation.

          I’ve been reading about ways to use the magnetron from an old microwave to create a transmitter of high-frequency energy that can permanently fritz electronic circuits, properly directed (information I picked up from a ‘hacking’ website). I unearthed it while poking around for a ‘pocket EMP projector’ that one could buy to do the dirty on annoying cell phones or loudspeakers (JUST KIDDING UTAH WATCHERS – CALM DOWN).

          The subject of a high-frequency squirt gun aroused heated controversy as the sort of radiation that it can spread around and bounce off hard surfaces is potentially extremely dangerous – for instance, it can make you go blind faster than uncontrolled masturbation.

          Still it would be so nice to ride a bicycle past those annoying Mooses and zap their sound system, frying it right up to the source. Or their mosque.

          It strikes me that this would be the sort of ‘terror-ism’ that would be dramatically more effective than any silly popping of poor uniformed cops. Have a handful of Aloha Snackbar agents driving pre-electronic vehicles (no electronic ignition) around town frying circuitry of the stupid ‘smart phone’-enslaved populace. Panic would spread like, well, you-know-what.

          In the same vein I note that certain tricksters have been squirting superglue into ATMS in (as I recall) a certain major city in Eastern Europe. Another very easy and nifty way to undermine authority, in our tenderly delicate high-tech age.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 22, 2017 at 12:48 am #

            Interesting. Never thought of it that way. I’ve heard tin foil IS effective against these rays. Should hats have a tinfoil lining to protect the brain? Soon they will be able to project words, images, jingles, and entire commercials into our minds….

          • Sticks-of-TNT April 22, 2017 at 9:12 am #

            ‘Aloha Snackbar’ agents — Funny! ;>)

    • shotho April 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      That is sad; really, really sad.

    • Walter B April 21, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

      It is everywhere. It is the Zombie Apocalypse which was talked about happening one day. I see it at the YMCA as the toddlers are taught to swim by strangers as parents stare into their tippy tappers with moths agape wearing the faces of the mindless. During soccer games, karate lessons, every single activity that little Johnny or Janie are taken to to perform in, Mommy and Daddy repeat this display of techno-retardation in a vast majority. What they are all mesmerized by I cannot say for if you try to discuss any subject with any of them they are either clueless or careless and have no use of conversation that does not include what TV shows they watch or their latest vacation plans. America has become a nation of the damned and frankly I see very little value in the continuation of this pathetic farce. I can only wonder what those who rule over us all think and whether once they realize it for what it is they will choose to keep it all going for sport or put us all out of our misery out of kindness. Ask anyone what their life is all about if you really want to piss people off. I have succeeded in achieving this result right here recently on CFN. Apparently there IS NO purpose and damn you, don’t you question it! Ok, I won’t. I understand.

      • Sticks-of-TNT April 22, 2017 at 9:31 am #

        “with moths agape” Moths should be taught better manners!

        OTH, ‘techno-retardation’ — What a great term! ;>)

  11. SvrzoH April 21, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    I remember some postings by Zero Hedge ‘scholars’ of “Art of the Deal”, defending every Trump’s weird post election move as nothing but perfectly executed deception until he delivers ace from the sleeve and lends the “deal”, aka Campaign promises.

    Their numbers fell of the cliff after recent Syria deadly blunder.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill April 21, 2017 at 11:14 am #

      Oh yeah. The Trump true believers saw him as the ultimate mastermind. They perceived the man’s every move, every word uttered, every breath taken as a masterful move to crush his opponents and implement a plan well beyond the comprehension of mere mortals. The master 4-D chess player, hell 12-D chess player.

      Now’adays, the bright bulbs of this collection of idiots has just shut up, hoping nobody else remembers their Trump boot licking. However, some idiots are still too stupid to see they were duped by a hustler, or they will do the idiot thing of doing anything to save face. These folks will be the loyal indentured servants of those with two brain cells to rub together in Jim’s World Made By Hand…if they are smart enough, or lucky enough to survive the die offs.

      • Ishabaka April 21, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

        Meanwhile, Hillary, in a Gestapo-inspired black leather jacket, is still running frantically around the nation, searched for the reds under our beds that deprived her of her womanhood-right, while Barack and Michelle party hard on a mega-yacht in the Caribbean, far, far away from the organized communities of Chicago.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill April 21, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

          You guys remind me of the person who got left in a crappy divorce who cannot stop obsessing over their ex. EVERYTHING in their life is defined by what their ex did, what their ex is doing, etc…

          Yes, Hillary and her den of vipers would have been just as shifty as Trump. But in this reality, Trump is now in the WH. Replying to any criticism of Trump’s stupidity with this tired shit about Hillary, Obama, and crew is how children debate and argue.

          • ffkling April 21, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

            Brilliantly stated. Thank you.

          • SvrzoH April 22, 2017 at 2:55 am #

            Agree, while at the same time glad that she lost. Just because…. and talking about cognitive dissonance on my part.
            BTW no-voter for the reason that you stated in your post.

          • CirclesnCircles April 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

            Frankly, I’m not a fan of any politician. But, for those who wanted to vote it basically was a choice between two people.

            Most Presidents in my lifetime have either, primarily, disappointed or angered me more than impressed me. So, I hold out little hope for Trumps performance overall.

            But, Hillary? A big fat “NO WAY”. I would have given up voting for the rest of my life than cast one for her deeply demented and criminal ways.

            That’s where people are coming from. They believe she would have been worse. For a lot of reasons, I think they’re right.

      • SpeedyBB April 21, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

        Observing all this from a vantage point some eleven time zones away I’ve been seriously amazed that none of the the swindled trumpenproletariat have started to bleat the obvious (obvious from the outset) tactic:

        “Bait. And. Switch.”

        Is it that mysterious?

  12. badberries April 21, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    I think that collectively we are slowly coming to the realization that a biiig mistake has been made…and that mistake is named “The Donald” or as I like to call him “the pussy grabber in chief.”

    We have appointed a complete fucking turd to the highest office in the world. Outside of his circle of other rich, white guys,the man has absolutely no world view.

    I’d love to be alone with him and a map of the world.

    “Okay Mr. President we’ll start out with an easy one…show me which of these parcels is Alabama and is Alabama a state or a country? Okay you were sooo close and yes Alabama is a state but the one you chose is actually Mississippi.

    Okay now show me China and is China a state or a country? Very, very good, Mr. President you got both parts correct, for the bonus point, do you know what language they speak in China?
    Very good! Again you were very close but, Tangerine, while similar to a Mandarin, is not a language. Mandarin is a language but Tangerine is not. But for now let’s move on to a bigger question.

    I want you to answer this without using your iPhone and no “twittering”, this one is for all of the beans…How many nuclear reactor cores need to be vaporized in a nuclear exchange with (fill in with the name of whoever is making Ivanka sad at the moment.) before everybody in the world is dead?”
    Your choices are:
    Some,.. a few,.. a couple,.. many,.. bigly,.. tits,..a whole fuckin’ bunch,.. tits,.. or three.

    • badberries April 21, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      Ahem,…notice how I studiously avoided addressing Mr. Kunstlers fine prose above? That’s because I’m jealous and someday, when I grow up, I wanna to be a writer too…a good, funny writer like Mr. JHK. who I think should garden less and write funny shit more.

      • Dentshop April 24, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

        You’ve got a long way to go.

    • Walter B April 21, 2017 at 11:16 pm #

      That’s funny but I was under the impression that we were somehow forced to allow a complete and an incompetent turd to ascend into the office when Barry O was installed as the Asshole In Chief? We survived that (barely) and we shall survive Donny as well, though the fact remains that in the end we shall all be, how shall I say it fucked? Yes that’s it, we will be screwed, there is NO other option.

      • islander800 April 23, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

        I have to disagree with you.

        I think we have less than a 50% chance of surviving Trump. And I mean ALL of us on this good earth, including us non-participants outside of America, looking in with horror at what you’ve done by electing this madman. He is magnitudes of instability and impetuousness worse than any president in living memory, perhaps ever. I think he WILL unleash an attack on N. Korea, at which point, all of our lives will be utterly changed forever. Kim WILL lob some nukes, either at the carrier fleet, S. Korea or Japan. At the very least, he will level a good portion of Seoul with massive artillery fire, destroying the S. Korean economy and crippling world trade.

        My theory is that Americans are ignorant about the effects of offensive war because there is no living memory in America of “The Homeland” (good God, what a fascist phrase!) devastated by war. Germany, Japan and even Russia have that living memory, dampening their lust for offensive foreign wars. (I would argue that Russia’s actions in Ukraine and elsewhere around their national borders are preemptively defensive, given their experience of bad shit coming their way from the west multiple times in their history.)

        With the Korean War 2.0, expect high prices (Exxon will be thrilled!), shortages, perhaps even rationing, and should China enter the fray, perhaps a nuked American city or fifty. That’s guaranteed to rip narcissistic eyes away from screens – because after the EMP pulse from the first high-altitude nuclear detonation, our fragile electronics-dependent society will be literally toast. The internet and cell phone service will be history (along with every other electronics-driven aspect of our civilization), thrusting us back to, at best, the 19th century. The latest tweet and burp will be the least of our concerns as we huddle, starving, in our bombed-out basements. Like Trump’s ancestors in Germany, circa 1945, we’ll be cursing the name of “Dear Leader” and the idiots that brought this upon us: the brain-dead Drumpf supporters. This doesn’t even get into the nuclear winter effects of even a limited nuclear exchange. With crop failures and starvation, the majority of humanity, if not all, will perish within a few years.

        My question is, why aren’t we hearing any of the “down sides” of a nuclear war, even a limited one, from our media (which, as theorists argue, is next to impossible to contain once the dragon is let loose)? Talk of nuclear war was once thought to be insanity. Now we seem to be lusting for it. I guess we have a death wish, so bring it on.

  13. K-Dog April 21, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    You forgot who was running is some kind of joke.

    She is going to make France great again don’t you know.

    Of course you do, unless alzheimers is a personal reference.

    • Yuri Sowryteski April 21, 2017 at 1:15 pm #

      +K-Dog “You forgot who was running is some kind of joke.”

      Take a look at: Nigel Farage Interviews Marine Le Pen – 15/03/17

      youtube.com/watch?v=s_foMTRIOmM#t=2394.481

      These two people have been denigrated by the MSM, and Russel Brand – which counts for something – had they not been, I would not have bothered to watch their dialog. I was surprised mostly by Farage, who Brand has presented as a ditchweed. LePen was less of a surprise, as American MSM presents her as a racist, a la Trump, or ignores her. She has a program and a philosophy, and a grasp of history, which you can see in RT interviews (Sophie and Co.).

      I do not write her off, even though the establishment is so scared of her they are getting behind the Socialist. She could bring down the EU and NATO. Many in France agree with her. Insofar as the global project would be weakened by her victory, Oui!

      Walk in Beauty

    • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

      Still shilling for Muslim Mayhem, eh? Tragic. The Western Mind is at the end of its tether as Mr Kunstler says.

  14. bukowskisghost April 21, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    Kim Jong-un will change his last name to Karashian-un, become transgende, and then all of us serious thinkers in Umrika can relax>

  15. bukowskisghost April 21, 2017 at 11:43 am #

    spelling errors are pre Alzheimer symptoms

  16. beantownbill. April 21, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    You think you got it bad? I’ve been living in an insane asylum my entire life, and I’m the only sane one in it! I keep getting my meds every night at 6 pm delivered by this screen on the wall. I’m so confused. At least I think I am. Er, what was I just saying? I can’t seem to stay focused.

  17. pequiste April 21, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    “Cell phones have had a huge effect on the habits of people.”

    Capt. Spaulding

    The good Capt. is absolutely correct but I would go further and say that the influence of the TeeVee on present-day human cognition is even more profound. Consider how many persons, over the course of the last 60 years, have had their grey matter fine tuned by “The Perfect Machine” (thank you Joyce Nelson.) See the flickering images, don’t notice the subliminal messages, your Alpha state is coming on as reception is unfiltered, casual, facile.

    With what ultimate effect you may ask. Symptoms that mimic Alzheimers disease but without the amyloid plaque: short term memory fried; long term memory disintegrated; cognitive capabilities atrophied, anaestetized, neutered. An optimal arrangement for the Evil-Fuckers-In-CHarge.

    Now what was it I going to make for lunch?

    • seawolf77 April 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

      The monolith in “2001: A Space Odyssey” has been deciphered as a screen. All you have to do is turn your head 90 degrees at the end of the movie. We as a society have come to worship the screen and believe anything it tells us. If that’s not God, I don’t know what is.

      • pequiste April 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm #

        Of course Seawolf, both Arthur C. Clarke and Kubrick knew it and brilliantly put it on film. That is irrespective of the extraordinary and astonishing insight into the small issue of Artificial General Intelligence.

        And a TeeVee screen takes only a supporting role in the Ray Bradbury’s sublime Fahrenheit 451.

        Then there is the worst case scenario of Big Brother watching in Orwell’s 1984.

        All prophesies that have , more or less , come true.

        Gonna have a good nightmare tonight.

    • Yuri Sowryteski April 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

      +pequiste: Scientific American published an issue about 2000, on the addictive and other effects of TV viewing. Studies have yet to be done on Smart Phones, or the Internet. Perhaps there is no grant money for that, but look for the same corporations that fund studies dealing with the greenhouse effect to produce the desired interpretation of data.

      Books, as I have experienced them, have extended dialog into the past, and across oceans and continents. Not all dialog is real; but more of it is intended as clues, and less is intended to mislead, in books.

      Walk in Beauty

      • pequiste April 21, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

        Microwaves are known to sterilize humans and animals, cook food and create harmful wave fields that can cause tumors.

        appft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=/netaht….

        Call me a Tin-Foil-Hatter if you like, but sometimes I think that all of these electronic devices; TeeVee, computers, smartphones with affiliated electrical output and microwave towers, are perhaps part of a revised Single Integrated Operations Plan – SIOP – for both control over humanity and/or for its demise, as currently required or as in the case it is necessary.

        Books, on the other hand, get thrown into the garbage here on the Gold Coast of Florida.

        • malthuss April 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

          Transhumanism.

          Population Control.

          Trans gender [Bruce Jenner is controlled? by the Kardashians, who are Masons].

          GPS ing people.

          etc.

    • SpeedyBB April 21, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

      Check out: Blipverts

  18. Greg Knepp April 21, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    In the prophetic movie (also a book) ‘Soylent Green’, Charlton Heston
    sez to his ageing mentor, Edward G. Robinson, “we’re doing OK.”
    To which Robinson responds, “we’re doing lousy!”

  19. Neoagrarian April 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    Living is easy with eyes closed
    Misunderstanding all you see
    It’s getting hard to be someone
    But it all works out
    It doesn’t matter much to me

  20. volodya April 21, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

    The victory of Donald Trump was a severe, concussive shock. Not so much to the Lessers, but to the High Horse Riders, the People That Matter. So, unsurprisingly, that lofty polity that sees themselves as shot-callers, are showing a collective disorientation, just like any individual after a hard knock.

    It was inconceivable that an amateur like Trump, a blustering bullshitter who ran more of a concert tour than an election campaign, who blurted out whatever came into his head, could actually win. All the Sunday morning pundits said there was no way. No way to the nomination, no pathway, no way to 270. It just couldn’t be done.

    But The Donald got traction. And so to hell with journalistic objectivity, the lame-stream media went ape-shit, they deplored his every utterance, they laughed at his supporters. David Brooks made a good living taking exception to the very existence of Donald Trump, Mark Shields fulminated, so did every pundit with a hispanic surname, Katty Kay was daily beside herself, Judy Woodruff’s facade of cool detachment crumbled, her disdain standing out like a sheen of sweat.

    Well, the openly reviled Lessers weren’t having it. You can think of the Trump Presidency as the crotch-fruit of an abusive ruling class that took American workers to the cleaners. Principled conservatism? Screw that noise, we know what THAT’S about.

    And then Hillary spoke the stupidest words in American political history, she told that much put-upon class of people, I deplore you. The stupidest words ever.

    But The Donald told them I’ll fight for you. The smartest words ever. The American workers perked up their ears, they said fuck it, The Donald said he’d fight for us so The Donald gets my vote. Did you see the blood drain from Stephanopoulos’ face the night of the election?

    PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. Do you feel dizzy? Then you’re on the wrong side of history.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

      Yes, all true. But are you still feeling it? I think he has betrayed us. Or at best, will offer watered down versions of most of his promises.

      I too dared to hope, but when he started appointing Goldman Sachs people to his cabinet the hope began to die. The Syrian bombing and regime change rhetoric killed it. Now I’ll be surprised if he delivers at all.

      • beantownbill. April 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

        I don’t feel he betrayed us, I think he was threatened by the powerful elite- you know like someone shown the Zapruder tape. Not literally, but along those lines. The Goldman Sachs appointments are troubling. I felt the same way in 2008 when Obama also picked them.

        I know you wish he would act like a dictator and round those people up and have them shot, but at least for now, we don’t do those things here.

        • DA April 21, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

          I don’t feel he betrayed us, I think he was threatened by the powerful elite- you know like someone shown the Zapruder tape.

          That was almost certainly the case. Notice how all the Russian interference non-sense stopped almost immediately? That was all nothing but a pretext for applying leverage.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

          Have them shot? No, just kicked out. But yes, that will mean martial law at this point. That’s how far gone we are. He immediately said that the Army wouldn’t be involved in enforcing the border – as if that’s not a legitimate function of the military. Complete bs. He’s not serious.

          And if he was serious, there might BE fighting along the border necessitating military involvement on both the border and in the cities where the Mexicans are.

      • JimInFlorida April 21, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

        Sorry folks, I HAVE to come back for this!

        Although Yours Truly predicted this outcome over the past year, there’s a bigger problem that has arisen by reason of Trump’s betrayal.

        TPTB own and run both political parties. They pulled the ultimate quasi-populist psy-op campaign with Obama and arranged for the GOP to run unelectable turds in 2008 and 2012 to ensure the outcome.

        Now Trump comes along and plays the photo-negative of the Obama’s populist game. The colors are inverted but, the forms, faces, and shapes of the propaganda are all still there. Both parties have now perfectly betrayed We Teh Sheep and have FLAUNTED their disregard for us. Plan A and Plan B have been played and there’s no Plan C.

        HERE’S THE CRITICAL QUESTION. Now that there’s NO MORE DOUBT that We Teh Sheep are no longer represented in Washington,,,,,

        IS IT TIME FOR “WE TEH SHEEP” TO REACH OUT TO VLADIMIR PUTIN AND PETITION HIM TO REPRESENT US???

        • DA April 21, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

          Putin’s the defacto leader of “free” people everywhere now, or at least those that aren’t directly under the thumb of the US/Globalist regime. Needless to say, I doubt Putin will find any life insurance offers coming his way. If the globalists get to Putin (and the MH17 shoot down was very likely one such attempt), then it’s game over for us all. Guerrilla warfare will be the only means of resistance left in the kit bag.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

          Yeah imagine if he builds the Wall but doesn’t enforce the border otherwise. What a mockery, a Monument of the utter futility of American Nationalism that would be. It’s possible: he loves to build things and obviously people are eager for the contracts on the Federal dime. More business as usual.

          I answered your question of two weeks ago. I don’t know if you saw my answer or not.

          • DA April 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm #

            Sorry. I’ll take a look.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 23, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

            That was for Jim.

    • kansas ham on wry April 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

      Your vignette takes us up to the biggest, most awesome inauguration in the history of ‘Murica. How about since then? Have you had your fill of winning yet?

      • volodya April 21, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

        No, quite the opposite, I’ve had my fill of losing. Donald Trump isn’t the last word but his presidency may be the last chance. I cringe to think what comes after him if he doesn’t come through. And for now, all indications are that he won’t. Or he won’t be able to.

        • DA April 21, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

          Trump has been turned. He’s safe from removal by whatever means now, but at a price. The price being his autonomy. What’s next will be just more of the same.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

            Yeah, your thesis is possible. His energy is completely different now – his Syrian missile speech came off as a hostage video. Maybe he hoped that all those Goldman Sachs guys in the cabinet were enough – that they would be satisfied with some influence. I mean, he was obviously no “isolationist” much less an Anti-Semite. Maybe he just wanted a global economy that would respect our sovereignty. But in any case, no dice. The Elite are used to Flawless Victory – and nothing less.

          • DA April 22, 2017 at 9:28 am #

            His one major flaw was that he didn’t see the long game. He thought his view of the world – immediate short term profits for the lower level oligarchs of which he’s a member – should have priority over the long term consolidation of everything among the globalist elite who operate at a much higher level above him. Let’s just say he had a father to son talking to from a globalist representative who sketched out the long view to him in terms he could understand, followed by a picture of some “alternative life scenarios” for Donald and the Trumps, should he still not be receptive to “The Plan (TM).”

          • elysianfield April 22, 2017 at 11:18 am #

            DA, Janos, Et Al…

            The BBC just reported, this AM, that we are going to honor the “dumb” deal with Australia and accept the 1600+ immigrants into the US that was agreed upon by Obama and the Australian PM. Who would have thought? Why didn’t Janet or some other necromancer give us warning? (sigh…).

  21. chipshot April 21, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

    It’s as though the human species is undergoing evolution in reverse.
    We are getting dumber, fatter and more unfit for survival every passing day.

    • 100th Avatar April 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

      maybe that is the route to survival? Eh? simple creatures do fine on this planet after all

      • chipshot April 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

        And humans are anything but simple

        • 100th Avatar April 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm #

          Hence devolve into simple. Consciousness was but an aberration

  22. Yuri Sowryteski April 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

    JHK – ” … it’s like living in universe where nothing happens.” For a look into my universe, where things happen slooowly, and on a human scale (for decades now)

    youtube.com/watch?v=jontKXx79uQ

    Have not yet edited the second vid, apologies.

    Love your work – walk in Beauty

  23. Janos Skorenzy April 21, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

    The average man is always living in a fog, doing well if he can manage his own little affairs well. Letting him vote is just an invitation to disaster. If he can manage his own affairs, he will simply vote his own interests, not the nation’s, typically pretending they are one and the same. Even smart people tend to be unspeakably vulgar in this way. The Marxist answer? Let people who can’t manage their own affairs vote instead. Magically, they will be able to manage the affairs of the Nation though. I’m being harsh on the Marxists though: the higher ups don’t believe their own rhetoric at all. When they do, as in the Cultural Revolution, disaster ensues. How not? People aren’t equal and distinguished old men shouldn’t be working the fields.

    • seawolf77 April 21, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

      If voting was important, they wouldn’t let us do it.
      Mark Twain

    • messianicdruid April 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

      This is why a republic of just laws is required to insure christian liberty. It is as simple as ten commandments which all good men can submit to in unchanging them and supporting them through thick or thin.

      • johngalt April 21, 2017 at 11:16 pm #

        Whatever shall we do?

        1. Obey God’s Commandments, including the 11th one.
        2. Have a good story to tell.
        3. Take someone along and enjoy the ride.
        4. Ask God for help.
        5. Ask not for whom the bell tolls.

        Sent from the New Republic.

        dropbox.com/s/nv8sko6hpqm6tir/New%20Republic%20rev123.pdf?dl=0

        • elysianfield April 22, 2017 at 11:20 am #

          “4. Ask God for help.”

          John,

          We did, and he gave us…Trump.

  24. M11S April 21, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    Known causes: fluoride aka rat poison that has been shown by Harvard tocause a 7-8 pt IQ drop with short term exposure to tap water. 1 bottle of water has the same amount of fluoride as your daily toothpaste dab. You know, the tube that says if any is swallowed to call poison control..

    Fluoride Poison on Tap is a great documentary on the subject. ZH readers might like it because it’s roots come from the Mellon family when they were over the treasury dept.

  25. janet April 21, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    Fun writing today, JHK. I do remember all the things Trump said he was going to do on his first day in office… which thankfully he did not do.

    Shortly before the election, he laid out his plan for his first 100 days, including two of his biggest campaign promises: building a wall along the Mexican border and repealing the Affordable Care Act. He has yet to fulfill either commitment.

    But he has played a lot of golf and played a lot of military kabuki theatre, without accomplishing anything, which is amazing really, since he said he “knows more than the generals” and he said “I alone can fix it”

    We have been conned by a con man who conned people in CFN (Janos, etc.) into voting for him.

  26. mow April 21, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

    Zipperheads make great toys for tots.

    Coming soon at Amazon dot com .

  27. janet April 21, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

    Does our military have Alzheimer’s, too? Trump’s General Mattis insisted that figuring out what happened after using the MOAB was “probably not a good use of our troops’ time.” Instead, the official record will just assume that the bombing went well. MOAB? What MOAB? Trump’s military won’t make any sort of effort to look into what the MOAB actually did or how many were killed or who was killed. MOAB just went down the memory hole.

  28. tucsonspur April 21, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    Great stuff as usual, Jim. We don’t deserve any mercy. Here’s essentially what you’ve been saying all along, sung by a black(surprise), almost 50 years ago.

    youtube.com/watch?v=F5Kr1YB2cs4

  29. 100th Avatar April 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    Lawd-have-mercy there’s techno-narcissism rum amok:

    Wi-fi waves into juice-
    theconcourse.deadspin.com/i-just-love-this-juicero-story-so-much-1794459898

    Uh, maybe Tristaaaahn, the pretentious internet ethicist, people can step away from it and there phone-leashes-

    samharris.org/podcast/item/what-is-technology-doing-to-us

    Nothing sticks to that brain, because the brain is gone, long gone.

  30. dolph9 April 21, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

    An anecdote.
    Today, I was sitting in traffic, and the woman behind me was honking her horn. She was literally honking at traffic! As if by that gesture all of the cars ahead of her wouldn’t exist, and she could just speed on by!

    What can you do against this mass stupidity.

    • 100th Avatar April 21, 2017 at 6:21 pm #

      Have you ever stubbed your toe and yelled, “Ouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccchhhhhhh F*********************k your f***************g mother ouuuuuuuccccccchhhh aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh”?

      It was an emotional reaction, not stupidity, and certainly not mass-stupidity as it was only one person.

      What can one do against emotional beings?

    • stelmosfire April 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

      What can you do against this mass stupidity? With impatient horn honkers I always enjoy putting on my flashers, getting out of the car, popping the hood, and staring at my engine. You want to see some veins pop! It’s a hoot. but only if no one is behind the horn honker.

      • 100th Avatar April 21, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

        passive aggressive is mucho worse than stuppid

  31. FincaInTheMountains April 21, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

    My Dear Americans! May be our President wasn’t so stupid, or narcissistic, when he said:

    It’s so incredible. It’s brilliant. It’s genius.

    75 days from the first 100 of Donald Trump’s presidency have passed away, and together with them a fog of euphoria, related not so much to his presence in the White House, as to the absence of Hillary Clinton there.

    Euphoria is a dangerous feeling.

    And when the disappointment came, many Trump supporters fell into the opposite extreme, as the main result of these 75 days was the realization of Hillary’s resolve to change the results of the elections and to tear all the traditions of American political culture and then blame political dislocation on her political opponents.

    In the United States until recently there was a gentlemen’s tradition – the first hundred days to refrain from tough criticism of the newly elected President, letting him to get on the course. And in this tradition there was a certain spirit of bipartisan cooperation necessary for governing the country. But, as you know, witches love to break gentlemen’s agreements, like all other reasons for the gentleman’s lifestyle.

    And this time the first half of the Trump’s hundred days was marked by the frenzied persecution of the newly elected President of the United States and quite serious attempts to accuse him in High Treason with further impeachment.

    And the second half of this period began with attempts to remove him from power without any impeachment. So, a week ago, on April 5, 2017, on one of the main Clinton channel PBS, a former employee of the Obama’s Justice Department, John Carlin, in accurate but unambiguous terms, told the amazed public that professional investigators of the FBI’s national security department are ready to use special protocols, allowing to arrest the President who cooperates with the enemies of the United States.

    youtube.com/watch?v=OYohmp8k9BY&t=226

    The day before, Al Jazeera reported a gas attack on the city of Khan Sheikhoun in the Syrian province of Idlib, controlled by the anti-Assad opposition. It showed the heartbreaking video of the dying children who were the victims of this attack, and given that almost simultaneously with the speech of John Carlin, the chief anti-Clinton strategist in the Trump administration, Steve Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council (the main coordinating body between numerous intelligence agencies and the US Army), it all looked as if this chemical attack was deliberately planned for the Hillary Clinton coup d’etat 2.0.

    However, if we take into account the corporate style of the former Secretary of State, the word “if” is completely superfluous. She showed it first in Serbia, where as an all-powerful First Lady she bravely ran under the sniper fire, having met with the commander of NATO forces in Europe, who then ordered the attack on the Russian troops in the Pristina airport. And then she demonstrated this highly recognizable style during the “Arab Spring” in Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Syria, and each time the Islamists plunged these countries into a bloody chaos in the name of saving children and freedom fighters killed by the bloody tyrants they had a misfortune to elect as their Presidents against the will of Hillary Clinton.

    regnum.ru/uploads/pictures/news/2017/04/13/regnum_picture_1492073142265809_big.jpg

    The Chemistry of War

    The American people, who elected Donald Trump as President of the United States instead of Hillary Clinton, were offered either to relax and bend over or to shed their blood on the battlefields of the Second Civil War.

    But the next day, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles, manufactured in 2015, at the cost of one and a half million dollars each, destroyed the caponiers and a number of old Syrian MiG-23 built in 1980 at the Al-Shayrat airbase, from which, according to Trump, flew the planes that dropped sarin gas bombs on the city of Khan Sheikhoun.

    Of course the assumption that there was sarin in these bombs does not stand up to criticism and, to put it mildly, does not correspond to the video in which the “White Helmets” of al-Nusra, who decided to quit cannibalism, and save victims of sarin attack in sandals on bare feet and without even wearing gloves.

    But the initial version of the Russian media about bombed chlorine in the weapons store of al-Nusra, to put it mildly, does not correspond to the intensive bombing of the same Khan Sheikhoun by planes taking off from the runways of the same air base Al-Shayrat the day after the attack of “Tomahawks”.

    And the US Senator Lindsey Graham did immediately say that these bombings are an outspoken “f* you”, from Assad to Trump, but most importantly not that, but that if Russia and Syria had any reason to believe, that repeated bombing can again destroy containers containing chlorine, these bombings simply would not have happened.

    The fact is that President Assad, who successfully defeats the so-called insurgents with conventional weapons, has no reason to use chemical weapons against them.

    But it is completely impossible to exclude the fact that one of the Syrian generals ordered for a very large amount of money to load the plane with chemical bombs and drop them on the unfortunate Khan Sheikhoun. Moreover, this is in a remarkable way consistent with the corporate style of Hillary Clinton, which was mentioned above, and the campaign for the removal and arrest of Donald Trump, that entered the final stage on the eve of the bombing.

    But throwing of the newest Tomahawks into the almost empty air base of Al-Shayrat radically changed the situation. Putin’s “Puppet” Donald Trump instantly turned into a hero of the Free World, endowed with almost dictatorial powers, and if he is on this wave to implement Obama’s plan and convince Congress to officially declare war on the “Islamic state” then the word “almost” in the previous sentence can be discarded.

    And then those who just threatened him with arrest would have to remember “Trading with the Enemy Act” – a law that sent to prison for trade with Hitler Germany during World War II Prescott Bush, the father and grandfather of the 43rd and 44th US Presidents.

    And the satisfied face of Tillerson who flew to Moscow after the G7 foreign ministers refused his plans to present Moscow with an ultimatum on their behalf, somehow suggests that the bombing of the Syrian airbase by the newest Tomahawks was actually a bucket of water, poured on Bastinda, the Great and Terrible.

    And the fact that Russia was warned about this bombing in advance and 36 out of 59 “Tomahawks” disappeared in the desert, as if hinting that their disappearance was a demonstration in advance to the flying monkeys of Russian counter-electronic warfare system “Rubella” – a disease that they can catch in circumstances, significantly more serious, when Tomahawk would be flying with a nuclear warheads. Without such a demonstration, it’s very hard to convince, and it’s very good that it has gone through in such a relatively bloodless way.

  32. pequiste April 21, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    Paging Dr. Kevorkian. Dr. Kevorkian report to the E.R. stat!”

    When the “health care system” in America finally collapses due to overload from the Alzheimers pandemic, we will be substituting Youth-In-Asia for Depends and people-warehousing as the the therapy of choice.

    youtube.com/watch?v=LXzJR7K0wK0

  33. BackRowHeckler April 21, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

    Fault line wars are flaring up — not on the frontiers like Samuel P Huntington predicted — but right inside the heart of Europe.

    Pierre, Ragnar and Fritz had better man up pretty quick, before it too late. It may already be too late.

    brh

    • The Articulate Infant April 21, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

      Some of them have brh, the problem is they don’t have the numbers, not to mention every major institution in those countries are gunning for them. Sadly, like you said, it may very well be too late for them. I’m guessing you are an American, you have problems closer to home, not only in these here United States, but that kingdom of cucks up north over the border. Instead of o canada, it should be ‘o cuckold’ with the Emperor of the cucks, Trudeau up on a 15 foot high stage, backlit by a giant rainbow flag, leading the chant, swinging his penis like a lasso, in febrile anticipation of the great cucking.

      • pequiste April 21, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

        Canuck + cuck = Cancuck? Canukuk?

        Canukuk sounds like it would be a proper name for some Inuit village in Nunavut.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 22, 2017 at 12:55 am #

        Weaponized Empathy has destroyed these people, body and soul. They mutilate themselves, hate themselves, rail against the very society that created them, and then seek to unload their shame and self-loathing on to others.”

  34. onehunglo April 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    “Nations do develop something like Alzheimers.”

    yes….also on “wire” is evidence of diet soda produce said effect:
    cbsnews.com/news/diet-soda-dementia-stroke-heart-risks-new-study/

    many lobsters in kettle enjoy warming water leading up to merciful eugenic end.

    as you Huxley lectured, goal of globalist is have masses enjoy their servitude and loss of liberty through pharmacological means. Superpotent marijuana assist greatly.
    pulsemedia.org/2009/02/02/aldous-huxley-the-ultimate-revolution/

    onehunglo repent every minute every day for part played in adjuvant design.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

  35. Pucker April 21, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

    What would happen if they hit a nursing home with an EMP (electromagnetic pulse)? Or hit a McTits with an EMP? Or a hit the stripper club, Archibald’s on K Street, with an EMP? Would the naked strippers in their G Strings have the skills to harness a plow to a horse to rebuild civilization?

    • pequiste April 21, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

      Don’t know about your question about the nursing home; however regarding the ecdysiasts; if they used their tactical advantage correctly, they would have the hale and hearty, red-blooded men (with all the preverts and homos, gonna have to look high and low for them about Baghdad-on-the-Potomac,) do the heavy lifting, plowing and the like, and still have some time left over for some slap-n-tickle.

      For a rebuild of a civilization to look something like contemporary Camden, N.J.

    • The Articulate Infant April 21, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

      That’s a silly question Pucker, you already know as well as I do, that they have no skills other than sexually arousing men which isn’t very difficult to do. They’d end up servicing roving gangs of troglodytes.

  36. Pucker April 21, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

    “The group receiving raw garlic and corn syrup had less weight gain, improved insulin sensitivity and lower triglyceride and blood sugar levels than the corn syrup-only and control groups.”

  37. Pucker April 21, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

    I read a book about Millennials some time ago. There was a scene in the book in which the author, a Millennial bloke, is living in his childhood home banging some girl (who has a “good job” as a public elementary school teacher) and his peeved dad walks into his room asking for “the screw driver.”

    nbcnews.com/news/us-news/most-millennials-are-finding-it-hard-transition-adulthood-report-n748676

  38. Pucker April 21, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

    “By his twenties, Kyle Kaylor imagined he would be living on his own, nearing a college degree, and on his way to a job that fulfilled him.

    Instead, at 21, he found himself out of school, living with his parents, and “stuck” working as a manager at a fast food restaurant scraping to make hand-to-mouth.

    Launching into adulthood has been tricky, he said.”

    • The Articulate Infant April 21, 2017 at 9:34 pm #

      This Kyle fella should get in touch with Lena Dunham and her pals. None of them seem to be having these kind of problems. Why, I do declare, that TV show of hers, life is just one big juicy dripping taco, ready to be devoured at your leisure.

      • 100th Avatar April 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

        Lena look like sloppy pizza dough not a taco

  39. Pucker April 21, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

    What would happen to Kyle Kaylor if they hit him with an EMP as he is loading the lard into the deep fat fryer?

    “Yo, Kyle!”

    • pequiste April 21, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

      Answer: Kyle would get fries, or maybe onion rings, with his (dis)order.

      “Yo, Kyle, yo need some ketchup wid dat?”

  40. messianicdruid April 21, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

    “Beware the bearers of false gifts and their broken promises. Much pain but still time, believe there is still good out there. Much deception. Conduit closing.”

  41. Pucker April 21, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

    Putin shot JR.

  42. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 6:40 am #

    US attack against the Syrian base in Chayrat is American analogue of the flight of Mathias Rust and landing on the Red Square in Moscow in 1987

    Many Americans simply do not understand that the numerous federal bureaucracies in Washington are concerned not so much with the administration of the 50 continental US states as with the management of the world-wide American crypto-colonial Empire.

    The new administration’s policy of reorienting the federal government to the needs of the United States alone will inevitably lead to a serious reduction in the staff of the federal government – so many officials simply will not be needed.

    Anticipating the loss of their positions and means for a comfortable existence, the federal bureaucracy renders stiff resistance to all initiatives of the White House on the way to cardinal reforms.

    The situation is very similar to the events of the Soviet Perestroika of 85-89, when a part of the generals and the apparatus of state security in every way prevented Gorbachev’s reforms.

    To overcome the resistance and sweep of the state apparatus, the forces that promoted Gorbachev’s policy staged a provocation with the flight of Mathias Rust over the entire Soviet Union with its air defenses and a landing on the Red Square in Moscow.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Rust

    This served as an excuse for Gorbachev to clean up a large proportion of the generals and the apparatus of state security, which opposed his policy.

    US attack against the base in Chayrat was characterized by its apparent brutality – the 59 BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles had an accumulated power almost twice that of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.

    But the aggression was also characterized by its inefficiency – although there were in fact several soldiers who died attempting to extinguish the fires, the damage was so slight that the base was functioning again the next morning.

    Obviously, the weak effectiveness of the attack is explained by the opposition of Russia, which, without using the S-400 anti-aircraft complexes, nevertheless applied electronic means of warfare.

    This is a colossal defeat for that part of the US military and intelligence establishment that pushes America to a conflict with Russia in conditions of unpreparedness of the US Army and now will give the President the necessary tools of purging them out.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 9:36 am #

      The US military has morphed into the demonstration arm of US foreign policy. Although meant to demonstrate that we’re serious, it actually succeeds only at demonstrating that we’re infantile and powerless.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 9:41 am #

      This is a colossal defeat for that part of the US military and intelligence establishment that pushes America to a conflict with Russia in conditions of unpreparedness of the US Army and now will give the President the necessary tools of purging them out.

      The only one that will get pushed out is Trump. The American Globalist National Security State is FAR, FAR bigger and more powerful than any one president will ever be again. The illusion is that the president actually presides over anything, other than some meaningless press conferences and photo ops. He doesn’t. He’s a puppet.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 11:32 am #

        You are misreading the situation. It has changed a lot in Trump’s favor. Just compare your cable TV picture now and a month ago.

  43. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 8:36 am #

    France election: Marine Le Pen sees Trump-like boost in support

    foxnews.com/world/2017/04/22/france-election-marine-le-pen-sees-trump-like-boost-in-support-but-vict…

    I don’t trust Le Pen. I see National Socialism grin through a Nationalist Fascist mask. Her win would be a win of the Fourth Reich.

    Much better pro-British Macron.

    • pequiste April 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

      Vous etes fou FInc.

      Cette fois est le dernier opportunite pour Les Francais. Si Marine Le Pen gagnera, La France aura une chance a survivre l’invasion musulmane. Si un autre politicien alors La France est finis.

      Vive La France libre!

  44. janet April 22, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    “He’s a puppet.” –DA

    Collusion with Putin put him in office. He is Putin’s puppet. Before the failed Tomahawk attack in Syria (which violated Syrian sovereignty), Trump did not notify congress… but he did call Putin.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 10:07 am #

      Delusional as always I see janet. Good for you! One day you’re going to get a glimpse of the big picture and it will likely melt your brain. Putin is merely a “boogeyman device” created by those who know better to put a scare in simple minded little twits like you. Glad to see it’s still working.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 11:53 am #

      Just for you janet. The insanity of 30 years ago seems like just yesterday…

      youtube.com/watch?v=QHmH1xQ2Pf4

  45. volodya April 22, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    Trump may not come through on his campaign promises. If he doesn’t come through it’s not the end of hope. Maybe Trump’s place will be to point the way.

    What did Trump do? Well, a lot of people are aware that the system as it is – a parasitic Establishment of the very wealthy, with a supporting caste of academics giving intellectual cover, lawmakers giving legal cover, an obstructive bureaucratic clerisy, a police and military force providing protective muscle – wasn’t working for their interests but rather in opposition to them.

    The point of this system was to extract income and wealth and funnel it into the very few hands at the top, the various players in between taking a cut, those at the bottom watching their well-being disappear.

    And Trump the opportunist saw an opening. He said to the Heartland and Southerners, you’re getting hosed and I’ll put a stop to it. It wasn’t just Trump, he had Bannon and others who saw what Trump saw, but unlike Trump were highly aggrieved at the downward trajectory of the people they saw as their own and, for that matter, of the country as a whole. It took a while but it’s started and, no matter what you think of Trump, he got it up and running.

    Ok, Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot get a tip of the hat but Trump won. He showed it can be done.

    The way forward? There’s a coalition of people sick of being screwed and belittled and told their interests are illegitimate. The way forward is to enlarge that coalition.

    It’s no secret that a lot of non-whites were conned into thinking that Democrats fight for their interests. Democrats don’t. Neither do Republicans. Both parties are enablers of the most audacious and monumental heist in history and have got not one damn thing on offer, especially not to Blacks and Hispanics.

    Trump’s campaign agenda – stop offshoring jobs, build the damn wall, limit inflows of people, drain the swamp – is in the interests of Blacks and Hispanics and not just impoverished Whites. It’s going to take a leader with chops and a lot of committed troops behind him but that’s the way forward.

    • volodya April 22, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      BTW, if someone from Washington calls himself a “moderate”, he’s not, he’s at best complicit in the scam and has nothing but an outstretched palm like the rest of them.

    • onehunglo April 22, 2017 at 11:34 am #

      How many times must same thing be said over and over!

      “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Einstein

      PTB don’t care about you and NEVER WILL.

      However if you serve useful purpose for them then you may access accoutrements of elite.

      Why so many here expect change at top than lament that change never come???

      Change begin with you and living local life in peace with Creator.

      All else is folly like the chasing of the wind.

      Understand words of George Carlin:
      youtube.com/watch?v=i5dBZDSSky0

      Understand words of Aldous Huxley:
      pulsemedia.org/2009/02/02/aldous-huxley-the-ultimate-revolution/

      Understand beginning of wisdom:
      youtube.com/watch?v=W2yIkDVs0cA

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

    • FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      Trump’s main agenda for now is consolidation of the power of the White House over Federal bureaucracy – especially judiciary, law enforcement and Pentagon – and he’s doing just fine, especially considering that just 3 weeks ago he was about to get arrested by the FBI for collusion with the Russians.

      He is also doing just fine in avoiding the hot Civil War in US. I just wonder – did they manage to get a hold of thousands of ME Jihadis Hillary managed to sneak into the United States over the last 2 years of Obama presidency.

      • DA April 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

        Trump’s ONLY agenda right now is to remain alive and functionally intact now that his actual “reality” has been explained to him.

        There WILL be no “civil war” in the US anytime soon, and why in the world would anyone EVER imagine such in the first place?

        The agenda:

        Keep the “well to do” (a relative term) just well enough not to complain.

        Keep the working poor just barely in sight of moving up to the well to do.

        Keep the transition for the rest to “terminal” and/or “elimination” status just below the radar.

        Keep the Global War Of Terror (TM) fired up on all fronts to impose civic terror, extract government funds to fight it, and impose an authoritarian government to fight it.

        What’s not to love?

    • messianicdruid April 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      “The way forward is to enlarge that coalition.”

      Learn about classism. The size of each group is what matters. The deer-hunting-with-Jesus guy, that expat tied to some poverty-stricken hole in central America, so his socialist-security would afford him servants, would have a coniption, as augereye.blogspot.com about the Donald’s professions towards the mutt people. Unbelievers.

  46. elysianfield April 22, 2017 at 11:33 am #

    Ladies and Germs;

    As reported by the BBC this AM…Trump accepts Obama’s Immigrant deal with Australia:

    US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb”.

    The agreement allows for up to 1,250 asylum seekers to Australia to resettle in the US.

    In return, Mr Turnbull’s administration has agreed to resettle people from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador who have sought asylum in the US.

    The deal would be honoured but not necessarily admired, visiting Vice-President Mike Pence said after talks with Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull.

    Australia has controversially refused to accept the asylum seekers, most of whom are men from Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq, and instead holds them in offshore detention centres on the Pacific nations of Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

    If the men are found to be refugees, they are settled outside Australia, in Papua New Guinea, Nauru or Cambodia.

    Read it and weep, Motherfuckers….(sob…).

  47. volodya April 22, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    JiminFlorida, your image of Trump’s approach as the photo-negative of Obama was a masterstroke. Brilliant. I wish I thought of it myself. You’re right, We the Sheep have been the compliant victims of a multi-decade sheep-fuck. And it goes on.

    But Putin as the example is too much. For one thing, Putin and his boys are thieves. This isn’t nickle and dime stuff. Jesus H, Putin and his band of Oligarchs are master swindlers. This is zero-sum, what they take isn’t on the level and it subtracts from everyone else.

    Given Russia’s natural and intellectual resources, Putin is ruling what OUGHT to be the richest people on the planet. But he isn’t. Not even close. Government on the up-and-up, an honest and working bureaucracy and judiciary is what they need.

    The Putin-Erdogan Strongman stuff isn’t the way forward either. Give someone unfettered power and sure as shootin’ he’ll use it it to his own advantage. We don’t have representative government anymore, if we ever had it, and neither does any western country, but IMO things can be salvaged. Time is short, there’s not a lot of room for mistakes, but I think it’s still possible. But not if we get a dictator. Once you do it there’s no way back. Then it’s done for good.

  48. beantownbill. April 22, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    I’m not disparaging any commenter here, but I would like to see someone start naming names of those elites and TPTB. Until that happens, talk of hidden cabals smells like the typical wild conspiracy theorists who try to “logic” out unrelated stuff without any real evidence. I’m not saying there is no conspiracy to ruin America, just that no one here has presented substantial facts. You know – extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence; and the simplest explanation is usually the true explanation (Occam’s razor).

    For example, the TBTF banks getting bailed out during the last financial crisis. Well, duh, if you were the head of a huge bank and you saw an opportunity to get free money and save your company to boot, wouldn’t you push for that? And wouldn’t you try to use your influence with your former executive, now working as Treasury Secretary, to get that money? Where’s the evidence that there was an established plot set up in advance to rob the public, rather than a bunch of opportunists taking advantage by of a bad situation?

    • onehunglo April 22, 2017 at 11:50 am #

      ah…perhaps you in competition with Miss South Carolina??

      what part of pharmacological means in destruction of liberty you not understand??

      what part of pharmacological means in having subject enjoy servitude you not grasp??

      what part of adjuvant onehunglo design as destructive additive to vaccine you not understand??

      what part of concentration of wealth within Biilderberg group you fail to comprehend??

      what part of eugenic program escape you???

      that ok.

      let not you hear be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

      • pequiste April 22, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

        Good (rhetorical) questions there OHL.

        The answers are truly self evident to many here at the CFN.

        Would love to know what specific adjuvant you designed…..and for who.

        And I ask from you a favor; so that my heart won’t be so troubled: could you clarify your use of “eugenic” program. I get the contextual impression you may be conflating that with “euthanasia” (what I like to call Youth-In-Asia.) That would seem the more likely of programs the Evil-Fuckers-In-Charge have in store for most everyone, n’est pas?

        • onehunglo April 23, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

          onehunglo formerly serve red China as bio-chemist repay medical debt for back surgery.

          adjuvant design to conventional excite immune system in development antibodies and original supply to red Chinese army.

          however,additional discovered component of adjuvant is neuro-toxin effect on statistical significant portion population. effect include cognitive impairment, suicidal, homicidal, and psychotic break from reality behavior,

          when Party discover effect, cease to supply to army and send to global pharma producer for unwitting inclusion in conventional vaccines.

          eugenic program by design to improve genetic quality of human race by elimination of “undesirables”, as define by globalist.

          globalist enjoy finest in vaccine and life extension technology while masses subjected to eugenic cleansing through variety of effective method.

          let not you heart be troubled.

          may God be with you.

          -onehunglo

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

      You’re going to have to look a little harder than that BB. I’ve given you links to video and books already and could easily give you countless more. I could write a dissertation for you here, but for you true believers that conspiracy theorists are all “wild,” wear the proverbial “tin foil hats,” and are immune to logic, none of that would ever be good enough. Believe what you like. Rest assured, your masters are counting on it.

      • volodya April 22, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

        What they’re also counting on is landscape amnesia, that nobody will remember the multitude of formerly prosperous cities that are now broken down shells.

        Not only that but how many times having I read sneering responses that the white-picket fence fifties were a figment of Leave it to Beaver script writers. Sorry, I was there, I saw it and no matter all the Winston Smiths re-writing history, they can’t rewrite what I saw with my own eyes. Dad was a factory laborer, he supported four of us in a house with TV, telephone and a car. And Mom stayed home and took care of us. And there were multitudes of us in that situation with worker Dads that earned bread-winner wages. These are facts, not imagination.

        • messianicdruid April 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

          When I was 11 years old my old-man worked at Trumble Ashalt CO. In OKC, loading 80 lb cylinders of ashalt in a flat bed truck. We rented a three bedroom home at the East edge of town for 45 dollars a month. He drove a 5 year old 59 Chevy wagon with two seats at the back facing the rear. My brother and I had a room with a white line down the middle. Three girls had a room and the littlest a cradle in mom and dad’s room. We had 5 acres to roam tree houses and forts to build, we kept rabbits, chickens and calves. Right after this my life went to hell.

          • Q. Shtik April 22, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

            Trumble Ashalt CO – messianic

            =============

            I’m skeptical about the details of your story since you managed to misspell asphalt, a key word in the name of your father’s employer, not once but twice.

            Be that as it may, what caused your life to go to hell?

          • messianicdruid April 22, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

            Patches I’m depending on ya son to pull the family through… Do you remember Clarence Carter? The baby stayed with mom, three sisters went to American Legion Children’s Home, my brother and I bounced around with two aunts and uncles, dad was laying low due to rumours of legal issues. Joined the Army on the buddy plan @17. Looked back a lot.

          • messianicdruid April 23, 2017 at 9:13 am #

            “,..dad was laying low due to rumours of legal issues. ” Which all turned out vicious and without merit.

            But all things work together for good to those who are the called according to His purposes.

            You will often feel like you are in hell, until you look back from an even worse perspective.

            These are the good old days. !÷

    • volodya April 22, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

      Bill, extraordinary claims don’t require extraordinary evidence. Evidence is evidence. Visually discernible verification ie what you see with your own eyes, is evidence, personal testimony like in a court of law, is evidence, readily available documentation is evidence. None of it is extra-ordinary, all of it available to people with functioning eyeballs and questioning minds. Just look at what’s right under your nose. Start there.

      Start with the abundantly obvious. I think you’re old enough to remember the rust-belt before it was the rust belt. Ask yourself, WTF happened to all those factories and cities and all those neighborhoods? Automation? No, that’s facile bullshit, we’ve been automating for 200 years and it’s been the salvation of many a poor boy. I mean, people here built the machines and sold them and serviced them. Wage rates went up and, until forty years ago, life got better by leaps and bounds. I saw the process of automation myself right from the day I started working. And I spoke to old-timers at work who did back-breaking jobs for mind-numbing hours and who got two days a month off, that is, before new machines made their lives better.

      But OK, you want to know who these nefarious “elites” are? Start with those people that control and run the Fortune 500. Look at all those companies that moved their production to Mexico and China. Look at who provided the financial lubrication: Wall Street banks and investment houses. Look at who enabled it all and gave it political and legal cover: your elected “representatives” in Washington. Look at who gave it academic respectability: economists working at universities and think-tanks. That’s who we’re talking about. That’s just the start.

      I know people that live and work and China, the millions of jobs that left the US and that left American workers high and dry are now there, in China, being done by people that make a couple bucks an hour in conditions that are beyond belief.

      China didn’t industrialize itself, it had neither the knowledge nor the capital to do it. This was done by American Oligarchs, by Americans with the technical and administrative and financial expertise to pull it off. That’s no figment in the brain of a wild-eyed conspiracist, that’s fact. I know it because I saw offshoring happen in the company I worked for, I saw people go overseas to train their foreign replacements.

      Bill, these are just some pointers to give you a start. But there’s only so much that can be done. You can take a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. If you refuse to acknowledge what’s in plain view, well, that’s entirely up to you.

      • onehunglo April 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

        ….and one more thing bill….

        if U.S. dollar lose global reserve currency status, than oligarch financial house of card fall faster than Bill Clinton pants at reunion of white house interns.

        that why full faith and credit of U.S. dollar backed by U.S. military willingness to bomb any perceive threat into oblivion.

        should petrodollar trade stop, then U.S.dollar reserve currency status end.

        that ok.

        let not you heart be troubled.

        may God be with you.

        -onehunglo

      • Janos Skorenzy April 22, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

        Well said. But automation takes jobs – in the end it will take most jobs. That it helped some people in your family and class doesn’t change that. Yes, with a great deal of help from Labor and cooperation from the New Deal, a great synthesis was achieved. But obviously the Corporate Masters hated that. Capitalism has always been about profit alone. Caring about people is something that has to be forced on them. The Communism they created has the same values. Between the two, they crushed the Monarchies in WW1, the Fascist states in WW2. Now they’re coming for the “Democracies” by crushing the middle classes.

        Only Shia Islam and Fascist Russia stand in their way. Maybe the radical Sunnis at some point, but for now they are allies.

        Some of the factories may come back to the US – fully automated though. No humans need apply.

        • DA April 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

          Yes, with a great deal of help from Labor and cooperation from the New Deal, a great synthesis was achieved. But obviously the Corporate Masters hated that.

          Oh, you have no idea, Janos! And neither did I until a few recent works refreshed my memory. In my case, and likely your’s as well, I was born somewhat late to the game in 1957, meaning I wasn’t even remotely politically aware until 1970 or so, by which time all the permanent damage had been done. FDR’s New Deal combined with he Bolshevik Revolution in Russia SCARED THE LIVING FUCKING SHIT out of American/western capitalists, who it should be remembered were not NOT AT ALL yet secure in their positions of power. THIS is what led to the Allen Dulles led coup in ’63 against Kennedy and which, once successful, has continued unabated to this very day.

          Any such “naming of names” as BB requires must therefore at the very least begin there. Allen Dulles and his whole coterie of illicit moles, skunks, hangers on, and assorted ne’er do wells, is a good place to start, although any truly “complete” history surely begins LONG before that!

          And so I say again, if you truly want to do your homework American children (of whatever age), you’re going to have to go back and review some things that you may or may not have been taught before (thankfully, American education is pure SHIT!) and look at them in a new light. And REST ASSURED, you’re probably NOT going to like the facts you uncover ONE BIT!

          F. William Engdahl, The Lost Hegemon amazon.com/dp/B01FMPNKJK/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

          David Talbot, The Devil’s Chessboard amazon.com/Devils-Chessboard-Dulles-Americas-Government-ebook/dp/B00SFZB93Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-tex…

          Joseph Plummer, Tragedy and Hope 101, amazon.com/Tragedy-Hope-101-Illusion-Democracy-ebook/dp/B00K5KRQ34/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie…

          Russ Baker, Family of Secrets, amazon.com/dp/B003NSBMNA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

          Michael Hudson, Killing the Host, amazon.com/dp/B003NSBMNA/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

          Dmitry Orlov, The Five Stages of Collapse, amazon.com/Five-Stages-Collapse-Survivors-Toolkit-ebook/dp/B00CGNQVIY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&…

          Segei Nilus, The Protocols: of the Learned Elders of Zion -The Great in the Small & Antichrist, amazon.com/Protocols-Learned-Elders-Great-Antichrist-ebook/dp/B00P1UQDG4/ref=pd_sim_351_1?_encoding=…

          Also: Google any of the above authors for videos associated with their writings. FUCKING CHRIST! WHY DO I HAVE TO EXPLAIN THIS SHIT!!!

          Wanna have knowledge regurgitated to you like a baby bird? Die and hope that you’ll be reincarnated as same. In the mean time, us “big boys” in western culture land have to put on our “big boy” clothes and go out and discover “the truth” for ourselves, because our bought and paid for MSM GOD-DAMNED SURE ain’t going to for it for us!!!!

          • elysianfield April 23, 2017 at 10:56 am #

            “Segei Nilus, The Protocols: of the Learned Elders of Zion ”

            DA,

          • elysianfield April 23, 2017 at 11:02 am #

            “Segei Nilus, The Protocols: of the Learned Elders of Zion ”

            DA,

            Bringing up the “Protocols”? C’mon man…. The Protocols are nothing but a series of coincidences…very, very prescient coincidences….

          • Janos Skorenzy April 23, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

            If you know about the Protocols, then you are ready for the Talmud – which is the source of the Protocols. And once you know their attitudes and beliefs, their special hatred of the White race is revealed: we’re the “Romans”, both Christian and their competitors for world domination. Thus the Kalergi Plan can be seen as an addendum to the Protocols, both being plans implementing the mandate of the Talmud.

            But you aren’t wrong: they are coming for All races. Two years ago the half Black Miss Japan said that in a hundred years very few pure Japanese would be left. “Someone” was putting a lot of very ugly ideas in her head. And since the Japanese allied with the wrong people last time, they are high on the list of next victims.

            “The Talmud Unmasked” by Father Pranitis is good place to start.

    • malthuss April 23, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

      youtube.com/watch?v=jsf3Bfff7bU

      I’m not disparaging any commenter here, –in truth, you have disparaged many [ or disparaged us all, in one previous comment].

      TPTB— read up on Alger Hiss. That is a good place to start.

  49. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 11:59 am #

    For one thing, Putin and his boys are thieves. == Volodya

    If Putin and his “boys” are just thieves, they’re a bunch of most inefficient thieves in the history of thieving, managing to build armed forces at least on parity with the US on 10% of the US budget.

    • thwack April 22, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

      Hillary could steal the “S” out your sugar.

    • AKlein April 23, 2017 at 9:02 am #

      Fincaln, Putin is clearly a special character, of the kind we don’t have in the US. It’s clear that Germany and Russia should be friendly trading partners. And, as any student of world history knows, the English have done their level best – for hundreds of years – to keep Germany and Russia apart, going to the extent to have them practically annihilate each other. English foreign policy? Ruthless and smart. Ask any honest Indian. But back to Putin. Putin speaks fluent German. In fact, when he and Merkel get together, Putin they speaks in German because his German is far better than Merkel’s Russian. How clever that he stole that talent! It’s really quite amazing that such talent can actually be stolen, and not the result of genuine personal effort! So let’s look at the situation in the US. For years now, we have had tension with the Russians and the Chinese. Do we have any top statesmen that are fluent in Russian or Chinese? Why not?This question, and its answer, speak volumes about how the real rulers of the US perceive of themselves.

  50. malthuss April 22, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

    WILL LE PEN LOSE?

  51. Sticks-of-TNT April 22, 2017 at 12:21 pm #

    “American ROULETTE: The CHOICE”

    If a picture (or, in this case, an illustration) is worth a thousand words, then the October 25, 2016 “American ROULETTE: The CHOICE” by brilliant political cartoonist Michael Pramirez is, for me at least, the magnum opus of political cartoons: michaelpramirez.com/roulette.html

    The cartoon depicts two revolvers (i.e., pistols) side by side, the one on the left labeled ‘TRUMP’ and the right pistol (in a touch of irony?) labeled ‘CLINTON’.

    The six round capacity cylinder of each revolver is hinged open, revealing that the ‘TRUMP’ pistol has bullets in three of the six chambers. The second revolver, ‘CLINTON’, is fully loaded, with a bullet in each of its six chambers.

    “I told you so” Clinton-istas are invited to go first.

    Sticks-of-TNT
    From my iCave

  52. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    The misfortunes of Carl Vinsen continue: first it lost its way in Pacific en roué to N. Korea, now it lost its Super-Hornet F18 fighter plane:

    A Navy F/A-18E pilot from the carrier Carl Vinson ejected safely during routine flight operations, according to a Friday press release from the Navy’s 7th Fleet.

    navytimes.com/articles/fighter-pilot-from-aircraft-carrier-carl-vinson-ejects-safely-at-sea

  53. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

    Secretive X-37B military space plane marks 700 days in orbit

    foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/21/secretive-x-37b-military-space-plane-marks-700-days-in-orbit.html

    Buck, that’s the most dangerous for Russia US space-based military program – a permanent carrier in space of hypersonic gliding warheads.

    Flying at high altitude, it could cover a wide – 2000 km – patch of land and by diving into the atmosphere and releasing several of its gliders it could strike any target on Earth in matter of minutes from command, especially if we are talking about a fleet of 50 such Space Shuttles on permanent duty around the world.

    Russia is countering this serious threat by the newest S500 anti-missile program, capable of shooting down space shuttles at high altitude. And, of course, there is still Status 6 deep underwater robotic system.

  54. volodya April 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

    Messianic, I couldn’t find that website: augereye.blogspot.com.

    • messianicdruid April 22, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

      Augureye.blogspot.com

      Spelling problem of Android assistant

  55. volodya April 22, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    “if U.S. dollar lose global reserve currency status, than oligarch financial house of card fall faster than Bill Clinton pants at reunion of white house interns.”

    Best line of the day.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 7:51 pm #

      Although, you can rest assured there’s a plan in place for that as well. In fact, any such action would almost certainly be enacted by the global oligarchy in the first place, since they control the bankers that would actually enact it. And no, that’s not a “conspiracy theory,” it’s just a fairly obvious observation based on the actual functional layout of the fully integrated global banking system. Barring VERY EXTREME circumstances (such as a global shooting war), there simply will be no default unless all of the major players agree to it. Such is the nature of the system they’ve constructed, which, once again – credit where credit is due – is QUITE ingenious.

  56. onehunglo April 22, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

    …even you one Pat Buchanan fearful too late to save:
    politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/22/pat-buchanan-trump-president-history-profile-215042

    that mean focus on local living in peace.

    make peace with flesh and blood and Creator.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you all,

    -onehunglo

  57. Being There April 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm #

    Off track here……..

    It’s happening. After looking at illustrations in the 1950s of flying fat Oldsmobiles (looking a lot like DUMBO)

    It’s here:

    cbsnews.com/news/move-over-jetsons-flying-car-in-works/

  58. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

    As you probably do not understand is that all these geopolitical games were undertaken in the hope of repeating the scenario on January 25, 1982, when a coup took place in the USSR and people came to power ready to sell the country at a reasonable price.

    The military and economic victory over the USSR as a result of the Reagan Star Wars was of course a purely Hollywood myth, which, incidentally, did not relieve the severity of its consequences for the losing side. The cruelty of the winners was consistent with the victory after a long and bloody war, which in fact was not.

    But this time everything would be even more severe – Ukraine would seem like a child sandbox. It seems that the more bloodless the coup, the bloodier the junta. However, this time it’s good that unlike previous attempts (the first in 2011, when the whole world’s “elite” flew to Yaroslavl to congratulate the Russian president on betrayal of Libya’s, the second in September 2014, when the conspirators demonstratively, contrary to the promises of Putin to Fortov, in front of the amazed public, carved out the carcass of the Russian science, despite the barely visible but distinct signs of life), the coup failed to take place not through intervention from above (miracle) and not from fire measures taken at the last minute, but as a result of well-planned political intrigue.

    It is clear that Putin understood that the coup attempt was inevitable and prepared well for it.

    Indeed, the above-water part of the iceberg of this intrigue is certainly the removal of 20 FSB generals on the eve of the Victory Day, but the fact that its completion was symbolically decorated as the Victory Parade not only in the Great Patriotic War, but also in the Second Cold War, says that to this event they prepared carefully. The stylistics of the Parade very well corresponded for this event, and the march of half a million Muscovites in the Immortal Regiment, that became the symbolic guard of Russia, says that Putin finally understood the significance of symbolic actions, without which any intrigues are purely tactical.

    Immortal Regiment March:

    youtube.com/watch?v=AWAS_tioMK4

    • aNanyMouse April 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

      Finc, please explain the nature of the aborted coup of Sept. 2014, and how Putin forestalled it.

      • aNanyMouse April 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

        I take it that Victory Day is in May, not Sept.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm #

        Victory parade on May 9, 2015 – the first time the Immortal Regiment marched through the streets of almost all Russian cities.

        Now it is already a tradition.

  59. janet April 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

    “I would like to see someone start naming names” –bean town

    Bean town, I am here to name names on Trump-Russia collusion.

    In the middle of July, Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign manager and someone who was long on the payroll of Pro-Russian Ukrainian interests, attends the Republican Party convention.

    Carter Page, back from Moscow, also attends the convention. According to Steele, it was Manafort who chose Page to serve as a go-between for the Trump campaign and Russian interests.

    Ambassador Kislyak, who presides over a Russian embassy in which diplomatic personnel would later be expelled as likely spies, also attends the Republican Party convention and meets with Carter Page and additional Trump Advisors JD Gordon and Walid Phares.

    It was JD Gordon who approved Page’s trip to Moscow. Ambassador Kislyak also meets with Trump campaign national security chair and now Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions would later deny meeting with Russian officials during his Senate confirmation hearing.

    Just prior to the convention, the Republican Party platform is changed, removing a section that supports the provision of “lethal defensive weapons” to Ukraine, an action that would be contrary to Russian interests.

    Manafort categorically denies involvement by the Trump campaign in altering the platform. But the Republican Party delegate who offered the language in support of providing defensive weapons to Ukraine states that it was removed at the insistence of the Trump campaign. Later, JD Gordon admits opposing the inclusion of the provision at the time it was being debated and prior to its being removed.

    Later in July, and after the convention, the first stolen emails detrimental to Hillary Clinton appear on Wikileaks. A hacker who goes by the moniker Guccifer 2.0 claims responsibility for hacking the DNC and giving the documents to Wikileaks.

    But leading private cyber security firms including CrowdStrike, Mahdi ant, and ThreatConnect review the evidence of the hack and conclude with high certainty that it was the work of APT28 and APT29, who were known to be Russian intelligence services. The U.S. Intelligence community also later confirms that the documents were in fact stolen by Russian intelligence and Guccifer 2.0 acted as a front.

    Also in late July, candidate Trump praises Wikileaks, says he loves them, and openly appeals to the Russians to hack his opponents’ emails, telling them that they will be richly rewarded by the press.

    On August 8th, Roger Stone, a longtime Trump political advisor and self-proclaimed political dirty trickster, boasts in a speech that he “has communicated with Assange,” and that more documents would be coming, including an “October surprise.”

    In the middle of August, he also communicates with the Russian cutout Guccifer 2.0, and authors a Breitbart piece denying Guccifer’s links to Russian intelligence. Then, later in August, Stone does something truly remarkable, when he predicts that John Podesta’s personal emails will soon be published. “Trust me, it will soon be Podesta’s time in the barrel. #Crooked Hillary.”

    In the weeks that follow, Stone shows a remarkable prescience: “I have total confidence that @wikileaks and my hero Julian Assange will educate the American people soon. #Lockherup. “Payload coming,” he predicts, and two days later, it does. Wikileaks releases its first batch of Podesta emails. The release of John Podesta’s emails would then continue on a daily basis up to election day.

    On Election Day in November, Donald Trump wins. Donald Trump appoints one of his high profile surrogates, Michael Flynn, to be his national security advisor.

    Michael Flynn has been paid by the Kremlin’s propaganda outfit, RT, and other Russian entities in the past. In December, Michael Flynn has a secret conversation with Ambassador Kislyak about sanctions imposed by President Obama on Russia over its hacking designed to help the Trump campaign. Michael Flynn lies about this secret conversation.

    The Vice President, unknowingly, then assures the country that no such conversation ever happened. The President is informed Flynn has lied, and Pence has misled the country. The President does nothing. Two weeks later, the press reveals that Flynn has lied and the President is forced to fire Mr. Flynn. The President then praises the man who lied, Flynn, and castigates the press for exposing the lie.

    Now, is it possible that the removal of the Ukraine provision from the GOP platform was a coincidence?

    Is it a coincidence that Jeff Sessions failed to tell the Senate about his meetings with the Russian Ambassador, not only at the convention, but a more private meeting in his office and at a time when the U.S. election was under attack by the Russians?

    Is it a coincidence that Michael Flynn would lie about a conversation he had with the same Russian Ambassador Kislyak about the most pressing issue facing both countries at the time they spoke – the U.S. imposition of sanctions over Russian hacking of our election designed to help Donald Trump?

    Is it a coincidence that the Russian gas company Rosneft sold a 19 percent share after former British Intelligence Officer Steele was told by Russian sources that Carter Page was offered fees on a deal of just that size?

    Is it a coincidence that Steele’s Russian sources also affirmed that Russia had stolen documents hurtful to Secretary Clinton that it would utilize in exchange for pro-Russian policies that would later come to pass?

    Is it a coincidence that Roger Stone predicted that John Podesta would be the victim of a Russian hack and have his private emails published, and did so even before Mr. Podesta himself was fully aware that his private emails would be exposed?

    Is it possible that all of these events and reports are completely unrelated, and nothing more than an entirely unhappy coincidence?

    Yes, it is possible.

    But it is also possible, maybe more than possible, that they are not coincidental, not disconnected and not unrelated, and that the Russians used the same techniques to corrupt U.S. persons that they have employed in Europe and elsewhere.

    • nsa April 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

      My motorized Swedish penis pump (size XL) has stopped working…..suspect it was hacked by the Russkies under direct orders from (Ras)Putin himself. This kind of wanton interference in the lawful doings of patriotic Americans can no longer be tolerated……

      • thwack April 22, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

        Is it self-cleaning?

        like your oven?

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

      Thank you janet! You do a public service for us all in regurgitating the official liberal party line.

      Your posts are of course insipid, although being a mere “bot,” you of course are not, but thanks all the same.

      Another favorite of mine:

      youtube.com/watch?v=wHylQRVN2Qs

  60. thwack April 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    Why are Russians the best white boxers?

    I’ve read that at one time the English were the best white boxers?

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

      Because they’re raised not to be pussies.

  61. janet April 22, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

    APRIL 29: Day One Hundred of the Trump Administration.

    Trump fall down. Trump fail. No money for defense. No money for wall (which Mexico will NOT pay for). No money for ICE agents. No money for health care, Social Security checks, food stamps, military pensions, etc. Government shut down unavoidable.

    It only took Trump 100 days to crash the government.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 8:08 pm #

      Thank you HRC Bots for forcing him on us! Are you happy now?

      Although it should be noted, lack of money is ALWAYS a canard. Discuss.

  62. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

    Is American Satanism has its roots in the Third Reich?

    He who sees in National Socialism a political movement, little he knows about it. ‘. == Adolf Hitler

    Now it is generally accepted that the foundation of the ideology of Nazism was laid by secret societies long before the emergence of the Nazi state, but this ideology became active after the defeat of Germany in the First World War. However, we will begin with the end of the 19th century.

    It was then that Theodore Hagen, rector of the Benedictine monastery in the Austrian city of Lambach, made a long journey to the Middle East and the Caucasus. The goal was to search for esoteric knowledge, which was used to create the order itself, but gradually was lost.

    Hagen brought a huge number of some ancient manuscripts. The content of the scrolls remained a mystery even for the brethren. It is only known that the abbot ordered local masters to make new bas-reliefs in the abbey. Their basis was the swastika – the ancient pagan sign of the circular rotation of the world.

    After the death of Theodor Hagen in 1898, the abbey was visited by the Cistercian monk Jörg Lans von Liebenfels. Eyewitnesses recalled that Liebenfels spent several months in the monastery library, only occasionally going out for a meager meal. In this case, the Cistercian, the follower of St. Bernard, did not speak to anyone. He looked extremely nervous, like a man who was at the brink of a startling discovery. The materials obtained by Liebenfels enabled him to found a spiritual secret society. It received the name of the Order of the New Temple.

    In 1947, Liebenfels wrote that it was he who brought Hitler to power. But it will be later. In the meantime, at the turn of the century, the Order of the New Temple became one of the centers of a little-known occult movement. It was called Wienai. Translated from the Old German – “dedication”. This concept in the circles of esotericists is treated as a mystical comprehension of what for profane is the object of a blind faith.

    In 1989, New York, published a book ‘Messianic heritage’, in which the authors cite one of the Allied prosecutors. According to him, from the documents of the Nuremberg trials were deliberately removed evidence of ritual and occult aspects of the Third Reich.

    Above all, perhaps, the fact that the Rockefeller Foundation in 1946 paid $139,000 U.S. dollars to provide the public with some official version of the Second World War, completely concealing as occult and mystical background of Nazism, and the actual establishment of the Nazi regime by U.S. bankers. Among the major organizations that provided the money was Rockefeller Standard Oil Corporation.


    The name :

    In English: The Third Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation

    In German: Drittes Heiliges römisches Reich deutscher Nation

    In Latin: ?ertius Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Teutonicae

    • Janos Skorenzy April 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

      Orthodox Russia know that the whole concept of “Judeo-Christian” is utter nonsense. The Jewish religion is utterly opposed to Christianity and the Jews intend to destroy Western Culture. Russia and Orthodoxy oppose the Judeo-Masonic New World Order.

      westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2017/04/19/saker-the-ancient-spiritual-roots-of-russophobia/

      Russian Communism was the Russian Black Project.

      • malthuss April 23, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

        Some of the factories may come back to the US – fully automated though. No humans need apply.

        That is the news that is not in ‘The News.’

      • malthuss April 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

        who will buy the products? Middle class in Asia?

  63. FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    Why are Russians the best white boxers? == Thwack

    Animal, genetic Russophobia was born in Europe in the 12th century, when in support of the blessed legends wandering around the European salons about the “Christian kingdom of Presbyter John” far to the east, to the aid of the “Christian brothers” Franks and Germans “fighting for the coffin of the Lord”, but in fact ravaging the rich Arab lands, selling the local Christian population into slavery, the Christian army really came from the east – it was the Kyta Bugi Noyon horde, the “yellow crusade”.

    They were Nestorian Christian steppe tribes, Gregorian soldiers, Armenians and Syrians, and many other tribes. When the Mongols forcibly stopped the robbery of ancient Christian shrines and kidnapping of Christians by greedy and despicable knights, they became angry and committed an atrocity, betrayal, sold out to the Mamluks!

    This shameful page of European history is not very popular today, but it gives the key to understanding the vile basis of European Russophobia.

    • DA April 22, 2017 at 8:15 pm #

      Shorter: They selected the most virile, powerful, and violent warriors from among their midst and sent them forward to carry on/impose their creed. Substitute the gains from technology, and you see that exact same mantra being played out today on the part of the Us Globalists.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

      Since the time of Crusades, Viking’s contempt for rapists and child molester is strong in Russia, which we still observe in the Russian (especially criminal and military) culture.

      • DA April 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

        Rest assured, among warriors at the point of contact, no such rules apply. Victimized cultures will always object and vilify after the fact, but once they become dominant, they can always be expected to do the same. That’s just the nature of war, which contrary to the stories your mother might have told you, is just the legalized suspension of law and order.

    • thwack April 22, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

      but it gives the key to understanding the vile basis of European Russophobia.

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

      Are you sure its not racism white supremacy like Hitler said it was?

  64. thwack April 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

    This is what a war is like:

    youtube.com/watch?v=x7aChC6U3Ks

    forces meet and battle it out…

    Hagler/Hearns was another war

  65. thwack April 22, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

    Duran…

    beating people like they owe him money:

    youtube.com/watch?v=lSHlCYw5L_4

    and refuse to pay.

    • nsa April 22, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

      Golovkin is a Khazak. Bieterbiev and Kovalev are Russians. Best of the group was Dmitry Pirog – stupendous bob-n-weave head movement….no one could hit him clean. Pirog – Jacobs is a minor classic. To see real brutality, check out Dempsey – Firpo 1923 available on YouTube. No neutral corner…..Firpo knocked down 7 or 8 times. Dempsey knocked through the ropes into the laps of reporters who illegally tossed him back into the ring. No artistry at all…just sheer mayhem and destruction. No pussy 12 rounds….not even 15 rounds….just a fight to the end.

  66. DA April 22, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

    A song for America’s alleged love for freedom:

    youtube.com/watch?v=qEPx9bkpkh8

  67. DA April 22, 2017 at 10:45 pm #

    The essential American angst:

    youtube.com/watch?v=v8h5VdIe33o

  68. DA April 22, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

    A nice little meditation on the pros and cons of modernity by one of the great thinkers of our times:

    youtube.com/watch?v=vzcD-LCKuNs

  69. FincaInTheMountains April 23, 2017 at 4:59 am #

    It is reported that in Sheregesh (Kemerovo region, Russia), where the annual festival Grelka Fest was held, the Guinness record was updated – 1489 people took part in the skiing fest in bathing suits.

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/3178079/3178079_900.png

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/3177892/3177892_900.png

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/3178449/3178449_900.png

  70. FincaInTheMountains April 23, 2017 at 10:50 am #

    Moscow Meeting to Host Israel, Iran and Iraq

    Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman will leave for Moscow next week for a security conference in which senior officials from countries such as Iran, Iraq, the Gulf emirates and other countries with whom Israel has no diplomatic relations will take part.

    US and NATO leaders invited to the conference have not yet officially announced whether they intend to participate. Observers in Moscow know that the Americans will probably boycott the conference sponsored by the Russian leadership. The conference, which will begin on Wednesday under the title International Security Conference in Moscow, will be opened by Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    bridgesforpeace.com/2017/04/moscow-meeting-host-israel-iran-iraq/

    The Soviet-born Liberman — who moved to Israel from Moldova in 1978 — has become a key player in Israel’s relations with Moscow as Israel seeks to navigate the complex array of actors involved in Syria’s six-year-old civil war.

  71. janet April 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    “This is what a war is like:” — thwack

    Actually war is conducted remotely nowadays, rarely face to face. Even the boots on the ground are hiding and firing from cover, not facing the enemy directly. Instead the bombs are dropped from the air or Tomahawks are fired from an offshore ship, or a drone is guided from a bunker stateside. No valor. No honor. Just cold blooded faceless murder by war criminals blindly following orders.

    • thwack April 23, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

      “Actually war is conducted remotely nowadays, rarely face to face.”

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

      Yeah, and thats why we never win.

      The U.S has been in Afghanistan for over 15 years now?

      and we are no closer to “winning” than we were when we started?

      *if your heart ain’t in it, you can’t win it*

      • Q. Shtik April 23, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

        *if your heart ain’t in it, you can’t win it* – Thwack

        ==========

        “If the glove don’t fit you must acquit.” – Johnnie Cochran

  72. volodya April 23, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

    Simultaneous power outages in NYC, San Fran, LA.

    Pure, 100% coincidence. Nothing to see here folks, move along…

  73. volodya April 23, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    Messianic, you’re right, we’re immersed in day-to-day shittiness which makes getting from one day to the next like walking up a steep incline.

    The older you get, the further up the slope you are and so, if you turn around and look down, the more you see. It’s perspective as you say.

    I’ve had days that were absolutely intolerable. Hell as you say.

    With me it was over the sickness and death of family members. But the clock keeps ticking, the endless hours of sitting at the sick-bed and watching them suffer and decline come to an end. And you bury the dead. And the clock keeps ticking and you move on.

    Then you have days that are worse. No way around it. As you say, these are the good old days whether you know it or not or whether you like it or not.

  74. volodya April 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

    According to the Atlantic, Le Pen and Macron are both onto the 2nd election round. This marks the 1st time that a major French party didn’t make it to round two.

    That’s according to Atlantic. I guess they assume that the National Front isn’t a major party. See, they’re “far right”. They don’t qualify.

    That’s how Brexit and Trump happened, a smug dismissiveness. They just don’t bloody learn.

    Now they’re re-assuring themselves, the parliamentary elections are a month away and according to received wisdom, neither Le Pen’s party nor Macron’s party commands a majority. Minority coalitions IOW where the head of state, either Le Pen or Macron, has to cohabit with a prime minister of a different party.

    But, as we’ve seen, conventional wisdom is a hazardous thing. So we’ll see how the parliamentary vote comes out. Brexit will fail and Hillary will be prez. So they said.

    • pequiste April 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

      I would bet that some Yzlamik over-exuberance and celebrations after Friday “prayers” (it seems to happen much too frequently after Friday “prayers”) in France might shake things up a bit before the run-off election.

      Besides this Macron fellow is a…..wait for it………

      Banker.

      Can’t you just smell the festering stink of Goldman $achs ($acks of gold man!) or the demonic Rothschilds in there somewhere?

      Marine Le Pen now plays the role of The Maid of Orleans, Joan of Arc.

      Vive La France libre!

  75. routersurfer April 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    Thanks for putting a grin on this tired worn out face Jim. I will watch this space for updates. Congrats!

  76. FincaInTheMountains April 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm #

    The patient had a dream after that: a dream of cruise missiles reigning down hellfire judgment upon a Syrian air base. == JHK

    According to Russian Ministry of Defense, the targets at the air base of al-Shayrat reached only 23 missiles from 59 fired, and the fate of 36 is allegedly unknown.

    So what really happened? Why the facts that were reported to us through the media do not fit into a coherent and logical picture? And most importantly – why did Russia and the United States acted in a coherent and coordinated way in this episode, even despite the seeming opposition?

    In addition to apparent goal of resolving Trump’s internal political problems, there was another reason: Russia had to test in real combat conditions, and, for the real targets of the enemy, its newest complexes to counter massive missile attacks, and the US, in turn, tested its latest modifications of Tomahawks in confronting Russia’s modern weapons. That’s was the whole point of this performance…

    Back in 2013 there was another episode in Mediterranean, but it involved only 2 Tomahawks, that were shot down by the Russians.

    Thus, each participant in this “conflict” got what he wanted with a vengeance – the Americans got the trump cards for the next lobbying of the interests of the military-industrial complex in the Congress on the urgent modernization of their armaments and increasing subsequent appropriations, and Russians received invaluable data on the combat use of newest weapons for their further development and improvement!

  77. malthuss April 23, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

    What if Le Pen loses?

    • FincaInTheMountains April 23, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

      From Finca prediction as of January 2, 2017
      kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/forecast-2017-wheels-finally-come-off/#comment-288839

      So attempt at the revival of Nazism in Europe will more than likely happen this year. For Merkel it is almost the only opportunity for re-election. And before that there will be an attempt to take France under the leadership of Marine Le Pen.

      In Russia there are a lot of imbeciles who sincerely believe that the possible victory of Le Pen in the spring elections in France will be success of Russian foreign policy. She has even been partially financed from Russia. In fact, Le Pen’s victory is a victory of the Black Project – the Reich – which is the worst enemy of Russia. Thank God, the probability of such event is relatively low.

      Britain is concern that its influence in Europe is in serious danger and that could turn to a huge problem for the Island Kingdom. Therefore England just has to be actively involved in European continental politics. Especially in France, where London is actively promoting Macron, who has all chances to win.

      • pequiste April 23, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

        Nazi France?

        Pulleeeze!

        Perhaps one can better envisage the current French state as more of Marshal Petain’s Vichy France under both the German and the E.U. yokes.

        Then add in the capitulation, by mass immigration, to the Caliphate as it arrives unfettered like the Handschar Division of the SS. Throw in Black Africans just to add some more color to Les Banlieues de Paris, Lyon, Calais and a hundred other cities that are beginning to have quartiers that look more like Camden, N.J. or Beirut.

        Mme Le Pen is a staunch nationalist and would more than likely be salutary for the health of the Cinquieme Republique than some “banker,” who is probably straight-out owned and operated by the IMF, Club of Rome, Council On Foreign Relations, Goldman $ach$ and the Rothschilds.

        Counting on some Yzlamik over-exuberance and celebrations ( particularly after Friday “prayers”) in France – rapes, pillages, a few truck runs through the habitants, mass murder at a concert or resto, and such similar entertainments over the next few weeks to help turn the tide.

        • FincaInTheMountains April 24, 2017 at 6:45 am #

          It should be obvious to all thinking people that the ME Migrants in Europe are tools in conducting a certain policy.

          Do you really think that European security services are so hapless that they can’t put a stop to migrants terrorizing the natives?

          You just have to figure out what that policy is and in whose interests it is being conducted.

          youtube.com/watch?v=JUrziq0LNiI&t=99s

  78. FincaInTheMountains April 23, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    The configuration of WWII will be repeated almost perfectly: Entente of Russia, Great Britain, Unites States, Israel, Iran, Iraq against the Quartus Sacrum Romanum Imperium Nationis Teutonicae

  79. FincaInTheMountains April 23, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

    As I said, after the real name of Hitler’s Germany is called, the connection between the Reichs, as the essence of this geopolitical formation becomes obvious.

    And one can only wonder at naive Russian citizen who continues to believe that the Europeans in NATO concentrate the army on the borders of Russia on the orders from Washington, even after the “poor victims” of the Washington pressure are at very high risk of a quarrel with the American people for the intervention in the American elections on the side of the candidate, who assigns herself the votes of millions, brings to the country militant Islamists and organizes terrorist attacks to take away American Second Amendment to the Constitution which guarantees Americans the right to establish the Militia and to overthrow such a candidate.

    And the Americans who support Trump, perfectly understand that in the person of Hillary Clinton and the European Union supporting her, there is a certain spiritual essence, which Russian Poet Alexander Blok calls the Dark German Genius, and I call a Western Black Project.

    It was this spiritual essence that the Third Reich and all the other Reichs created, and it is she who is hidden behind the word Sacred in the true name of Hitler’s Germany.

    And a reminder of Alex Jones that the head of the European Union Junker is the heir to the owners of aircraft factories of Hitler’s Germany where the Junkers planes were built, which on June 22, 1941 bombed the peaceful Soviet cities, will inevitably become a reminder to the American people that Russia is a traditional US ally, and what happens now is an attempt by Hitler’s Germany to provoke a nuclear war between the two Nations that defeated it in the First and Second World Wars.

    • onehunglo April 23, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

      fincain, you very wise one indeed.

      western black project also referred as “dark operations.”

      American CIA enjoy lucrative source revenue from poppy fields Afghanistan, and serve globalist agenda well in elimination undesirable addict.

      global pharma enjoy nice source revenue as well with record number prescriptions opiate derivative pills. also serve globalist agenda well in elimination undesirable addict.

      many foolish one believe “black project” and “dark operations” conflate with skin color. not so.

      these conflate with force of darkness under control of Evil One.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

    • chola3 April 24, 2017 at 12:43 am #

      Thanks for your reply in the previous post and also for more expanded analysis this week.

      Suspected something about Germany, ever since they supplied old east german arms to Crotia in the Yugoslav wars.

      my german friend of that time said most eastern europe is under german banks; not ths U.S.

  80. BackRowHeckler April 23, 2017 at 8:22 pm #

    that ‘March for Science’ this past weekend … I think a better title would have been ‘A March for Federal Grant Money’.

    Did you see any placards reading ‘Keep that Government Swag coming to us Smart People’?

    We deserve it.

    brh

  81. beantownbill. April 23, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

    @DA:

    Well, you had me thinking, UNTIL you referenced the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Really? I thought you were smarter than that, but I guess not.

    Anyone with any knowledge of past events and even a modicum of discernment knows that the Protocols are phony, having been written around 1905 by Anti-Semitic Russian authorities to justify to the world their mistreatment of Jews.

    Using your own Amazon link in your post above, read the 1-star Amazon reviews of the book. Many were written by non-Jews amazed that anyone would believe such claptrap.

    DA, I’m very disappointed in you.

    • BackRowHeckler April 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

      That book was a provocation written by an officer in Tsar Nicholas’ secret service.

      There hasn’t been a book in the history of the world that’s done more damage than Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

      brh

      • beantownbill. April 23, 2017 at 9:47 pm #

        Right you are, Marlin. Did I ever tell you I appreciate your clearheaded posts?

      • nsa April 23, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

        Impolite to interrupt the AIPAC love-in…..but what about the vile bible, the even more vile talmud, and the double plus vile koran….all promoting murder, rape, torture, mayhem, betrayal, pedophilia, incest, animal cruelty, homosex…every conceivable perversion all performing under the adoring auspices of an imaginary sky fag.

        • beantownbill. April 23, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

          Believe it or not, I agree with you about scriptures of all religions. I don’t believe in the existence of the “sky fag”, as you so ineloquently put it.

          You do, however, harbor raging hatred inside of you, and that’s not cool. Without being nasty about it, I suggest you seek professional help to resolve the issues that are causing you to strike out so.

          • onehunglo April 24, 2017 at 12:18 am #

            perhaps nsa seek to acquire beginning of wisdom:
            youtube.com/watch?v=W2yIkDVs0cA

            Confucius say, “they often change, who live in constant wisdom or happiness.”

            nsa, let not you heart be troubled.

            may God be with you.

            -onehunglo

        • messianicdruid April 24, 2017 at 9:18 am #

          Just shows the ( mostly ignorant ) carnal mind could screw-up and misapply the most beneficial of texts.

      • elysianfield April 23, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

        “There hasn’t been a book in the history of the world that’s done more damage than Protocols of the Elders of Zion”

        BRH,

        Really? Where do you rate the New Testament? The Protocols were about destroying a culture…the New Testament about destroying “The Christ”…humanity’s Light…and where did they lay the blame?

        • messianicdruid April 24, 2017 at 9:12 am #

          The NT is about their inability to destroy the Light. There is no blame in learning, only in denying it.

  82. beantownbill. April 23, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

    @Volodya:

  83. beantownbill. April 23, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

    @Volodya:

    Arrrgh!

    Re your comment of 12:26 today:

    Extraordinary claims DO require extraordinary evidence. Evidence can be incomplete and/or misleading. Extraordinary evidence has a higher probability of being overwhelmingly convincing. Using your example, eyewitness testimony is notoriously inaccurate, and many such witnesses have been destroyed by attorneys in court. Things oftentimes are not what you think you saw.

    Concerning offshoring to China, well of course CEOs did what you said, and bankers financed a lot of it. But does that mean there was an organized conspiracy, or just astute business planning?

    I think your counter argument may be an example of a logical fallacy regarding cause and effect. Our brains are hardwired to seek patterns, and sometimes we see them when they don’t exist. I will end this response, however, by stating there’s always the possibility you are correct about conspiracies. I just don’t see more convincing evidence from most of the commenters here.

    • onehunglo April 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm #

      ….then you accept onehunglo’s first hand account….

      onehunglo formerly serve (conscipted) red China as bio-chemist repay medical debt for back surgery.

      adjuvant design to conventional excite immune system in development antibodies and original supply to red Chinese army.

      however, additional discovered component of adjuvant is neuro-toxin effect on statistical significant portion population. effect include cognitive impairment, suicidal, homicidal, and psychotic break from reality behavior,

      when Party discover effect, cease to supply to army and send to global pharma producer for unwitting inclusion in conventional vaccines.

      eugenic program by design to improve genetic quality of human race by elimination of “undesirables”, as define by globalist.

      globalist enjoy finest in vaccine and life extension technology while masses subject to eugenic cleansing through variety of effective method.

      why you think poppy field Afghanistan continue produce record harvest and never destroyed?

      why you think heroin addiction and dying at record level??

      why you think record number prescription for opiate derivative pills, addiction, and death??

      why you think autism now impact 1 in 50 baby??

      why you think infanticide (abortion) occur at record level??

      it called eugenic cleansing, all by globalist design.

      it not conspiracy theory. it simple fact.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

  84. onehunglo April 24, 2017 at 12:10 am #

    by time lobster recognize water in kettle too warm….too late….merciful eugenic cleansing of “undesirable” complete.

    only thing change method employed by globalist of which many to choose.

    as you Galt say (who also led onehunglo to Christ consciousness)…

    whatever shall we do?
    1. obey God’s commandments (including 11th one delivered by Christ)
    2. have good story to tell.
    3. take someone along and enjoy ride.
    4. ask God for help.
    5. ask not for whom bell tolls.

    onehunglo story not end with adjuvant design, but rather repent, turn away, communicate truth to effect positive change.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

  85. FincaInTheMountains April 24, 2017 at 4:41 am #

    And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

    During the last presidential election in the United States, this Whore of Babylon showed her true face through “Madame Wow”. It turned out that the Western Black Project is not a conspiracy, but an apocalyptic reality.

    In the same election, the world saw that in the USA lives, among the “American people”, “the people of God”, who can’t stand the spirit of the Babylonian Whore of the Apocalypse, clearly manifested through Hillary Clinton.

    This, undoubtedly, was the movement of the “people of God”, about which in the Revelation it says: “Come out of her, my people, that you not take part in her sins and not be exposed to her plagues”

  86. FincaInTheMountains April 24, 2017 at 6:53 am #

    And a reminder of Alex Jones that the head of the European Union Juncker is the heir to the owners of aircraft factories of Hitler’s Germany where the Junkers planes were built, which on June 22, 1941 bombed the peaceful Soviet cities, will inevitably become a reminder to the American people that Russia is a traditional US ally, and what happens now is an attempt by Hitler’s Germany to provoke a nuclear war between the two Nations that defeated it in the First and Second World Wars.

    Cognac for breakfast, a Nazi father-in-law and brought down by a spy scandal: How Jean-Claude Juncker has hated Britain since Thatcher’s days and is now pushing us to head for the Brexit door immediately

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3662030/Cognac-breakfast-Nazi-father-law-secret-dark-discussions-Europe…

  87. Pucker April 27, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

    I guess that the gun control laws in the US create a huge legal problem when a bloke dies? For example, a bloke with a huge arsenal of weapons dies, and then suddenly there are all of these unregistered machine guns, rocket launchers, and flame throwers and ammunition lying around? So you’ve got to set up a Trust and register the guns to a Trust? But a Trust needs a Trustee, and who would want to be a Trustee of a huge weapons cache?

    “In the last 10 years, firearms law has perhaps been the fastest growing niche practice area in estate planning. Demand for gun trusts particularly have caused trusts and estates attorneys to learn how to design legal vehicles for registering firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act and in compliance with varying state laws. Expanding gun control regulations and the fierce political climate have also inspired the public to seek legal aid with the inheritance of firearms.

    Learn more / Register online…

    Key topics to be discussed:

    Overview of Firearms Laws
    Categories of Firearms
    Categories of NFA Firearms
    Registration of NFA Firearms
    Possession of NFA Firearms
    Inheriting NFA Firearms
    Benefits of Gun Trusts
    Drafting Gun Trusts
    Inheriting Title I Firearms
    Inheriting Title II Firearms
    Presented by Matthew J. Bergstrom, Esq. and John A. Conroy, III, Esq.

    Matthew J. Bergstrom is the founder and Managing Attorney of the firearms law practice Arsenal Attorneys™ located near Washington, DC. Arsenal Attorneys™ have served thousands of clients in 42 states. The firm is particularly renowned for its proprietary Arsenal Gun Trust™ solution for NFA firearms and estate planning for entire gun collections. Arsenal Attorneys™ also represent numerous firearms and ammunition manufacturers, and Federal Firearms Licensees, and firearms instructors in a variety of legal matters. The firm has also litigated civil rights cases, most recently by successfully making a Second Amendment challenge to the District of Columbia’s ban of stun guns. Mr. Bergstrom’s has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, and various other media outlets. He received his law degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, where he served as Executive Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal. He earned an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics, and his BA from Michigan State University. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Michigan, and the District of Columbia. He is a certified firearms instructor and range safety officer.

    John A. Conroy, III is an Associate Attorney with Arsenal Attorneys™. Mr. Conroy serves clients in the areas of estate planning, business law, corporate transactions, real estate, securities, family/education law, administrative law, and contracts. He has extensive knowledge in the field of firearms regulation, concealed carry rights and restrictions, Federal Firearms Licensee registration, ammunition manufacturing, and gun trust administration. Mr. Conroy has presented CLE seminars on NFA Trust drafting considerations and recently, Regulation 41F to the American Bar Association and various FFL clients in the DC/MD/VA metropolitan region. Licensed in Maryland, where firearms are heavily regulated, Mr. Conroy received his J.D. from American University-Washington College of Law in the District of Columbia and his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.”

  88. Pucker April 27, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

    Trump has reneged on his promise to investigate the Clinton Foundation and its doings in, amongst other places, Haiti, and Trump has instead opted to investigate Julian Assange and Wikileaks for telling the Truth.

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