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A pleasant lull lies over the land where today fewer people labor honestly — and some labor gruelingly for too little — while a matrix of rackets sustains the illusion that our living arrangements have a future. Is Quarterback Colin Kaepernick on the minds of the millions moiling around their backyard barbeques? I applaud his refusal to stand for the national anthem, though not for the reasons he stated. Rather, because I’m sick of vulgar symbolism in a dark moment of a fraying culture that demands more than cheap talk and lame gestures.

In case you’re wondering, the reason we’re subject to all these repetitions of The Star Spangled Banner is not for love-of-country but something quite the opposite: the fear that its promises are empty. Ever wonder why every public official in the land has to wear a flag lapel pin? Should it be necessary for the president of the US to signal his devotion to duty? Wouldn’t we normally just assume this to be the case? No, it signals the widespread and generalized anxiety that the national condition is dire and that we don’t have the confidence or the clarity to face the challenges of the time. President Obama might as well wear a crucifix or a bulb of garlic in his lapel.

In this presidential election year especially, Labor Day serves as a sort of collective deep breath before the plunge into a season of political anguish. The number of potential voters disgusted with the choice between two clueless monsters of egotism must be epic. If WalMart held a sale on bullshit filters, they might stand a chance of turning a Q3 profit. Otherwise, expect economic performance to be increasingly frightening even if The New York Times and CNN continue to spin out tales of unicorns jumping rainbows.

Events, not personalities, are going to demonstrate where things are at in the late-stage techno-industrial crack-up at hand. The shamans at the Federal Reserve have exhausted their repertoire of incantations for levitating the financial markets and, more ominously, the value of the US dollar. The prankish god they serve has arranged things so that the very faith needed to sustain their illusory influence will run down the drain as November 8 creeps closer. They must be getting awfully nervous down at the Eccles Building.

The sudden bankruptcy of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company ought to send shivers down the scaly spines of globalism’s cheerleaders. Fragility is everywhere in this unraveling network of gigantic, far-flung promises and obligations. The former middle class of America has lost its ability to absorb anymore smart phones or Kardashian brand Pure Glitz hairspray©. They’re pacing grooves in the faux hardwood floors of their McHomes through reams of unpayable bills trying to stave off the re-po squad while Grandma slips into a diabetic coma. These are the good folks who supposedly comprise 70 percent of the so-called economy, a.k.a. “consumers.” You can stick a fork in them — and maybe we’ll hear a few reports of that on Tuesday when the holiday barbeques smolder their last.

More concerning, though, are the conditions of the banks. When their true insolvency is revealed — which may coincide with the height of the election season — look out below. The bankruptcy of one measly shipping company will look like a zit on the ass of a diving blue whale as countless trade operations seize up for lack of confidence that they will ever be paid. Then what?

Then we are forced to pay attention to the actual dynamics now at work in the world. Or be driven crazy by our refusal to get with the program. I tend to think we’ll opt for the latter. We’re too unused to reality. We’d rather crash and burn than change anything about our behavior, or even our perception. Both Trump and Hillary are perfect avatars for this date with a hard landing. The disorder both of them are capable of inducing will be a spectacle for the ages.

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  1. venuspluto67 September 5, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Not sure if “pleasant” would be the word I would use, but to each their own! 🙂

    • Cold N. Holefield September 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

      It feels like they’re getting us ready for the inevitable in not-so-subtle ways. On NPR today, they highlighted a story about Food Waste without addressing the root of the issue. We can’t have growth and no Food Waste, but the folks at NPR, and FOX, and CNN and so many News Outlets under The Lamestream Media umbrella believe that growth somehow doesn’t involve unrenewable resource depletion if we just think Happy Thoughts. They’re getting us ready mentally for less, much less, with Lip Service, but not much else. I was told by NPR, by wasting less food there will be more available as Aid to 3rd World countries. For anyone who has watched the excellent documentary Poverty, Inc., you know the score. Poverty has become the goal, not a solution to it. Soon enough, North America will be Venezuela, or worse, Syria. If you think we’re fucked now — just wait until then. We ain’t seen nothing yet.

      Meanwhile, enjoy this post about Colin Kaepernick and the National Anthem. I agree with everything Jim said about it, obviously — but with my own brand of relentless, hard-hitting cynicism.

      O, Say, Can You See?

  2. swmnguy September 5, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    “President Obama might as well wear a crucifix or a bulb of garlic in his lapel.”
    I’d recommend a tulip bulb, myself, if we’re going for symbolism.

    • routersurfer September 7, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

      Great post. I agree!

  3. patrickd September 5, 2016 at 10:12 am #

    It’s a spectacle that needs to happen. The US being the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, using the US military to terrorize the world and destroy countries, needs to come to an end. I say this because the American people will not rise up against the so-called leaders of this country, so the country needs to end. It can happen in several ways, and it will be fascinating to see which way it proceeds. Smart people are setting up a life in a small community to ride out the storm and survive after the collapse of the US and the global economy.

    • baird September 5, 2016 at 11:11 am #

      There is much to be concerned about but the dimensions and timing of events unknown. I personally think that if either the Red Queen or the Clown is installed we’re in for some hard times. Confusion reigns. My personal choice for the number one anxiety is our continuing “foreign policy”. The devastation we have loosed upon the ME and elsewhere cannot easily be fixed and may lead us to the most unthinkable places.

      • venuspluto67 September 5, 2016 at 11:23 am #

        Let us not forget that the Red Queen is committed to military confrontation with Russia, which couldn’t end well. However, if Putin thinks he could win a nuclear war just because he gave Russia’s missile and anti-missile forces a major upgrade, then General Nuclear Winter is going to have a nasty surprise in store for him.

        • Florida Power September 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

          Perhaps it has always been thus that the weapons systems “we really have” are 20 or more years advanced from what we are informed, and indeed these hyper-advanced systems are so far beyond the comprehension of our potential adversaries that they — also being informed — tremble at the thought of launching a strike from their submarine, air, and terrestrial platforms. The failure of the F-35 and other “well-publicized” failures are simply disinformation.

          Maybe, maybe not. Regardless, I would refer all to the various sites that examine the thermal, blast, and fallout effects of known nuclear weapons systems.

          Even with a space-based defensive system a’la star wars unless there were 100% impenetrability a few per cent MIRV strikes at sensitive locations would render all further discussion meaningless.

          How we arrived at the present stupidity is well documented. If we choose to extend the present stupidity we may well find ourselves at a loss for words. At the least.

          • routersurfer September 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

            As a friend with his own Battle Flag told me ” what the USSR has works” Do not be fooled, the Bear has claws.

        • outsider September 6, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

          Venus – What gives you the idea that Putin “thinks he could win a nuclear war?” Putin is the person who is trying most to avoid such a war. It is the Obama Admin that has provoked the current confrontation, and Hillary who intends to turn it into a hot war. BTW, one of Mr. Kunstler’s favorite writers seems to be Dmitry Orlov. Orlov doesn’t reveal his sources, but he claims that Russia’s technology is now a generation ahead of the US, and that Russia will mop up the US if the US is stupid enough to keep poking the Bear.

    • Cavepainter September 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

      Oh its the American people this and the American People that, to borrow a line from Kipling, but in no way is the behavior of the American people different from that of all human’s through evolutionary time. A small minority it has always been, those possessed of curiosity about actual cause and effect to overcome the psyche’s preference for anxiety reducing fantasy. Take religion for instance, or all the various Utopian isms. Most such shibboleths have been taken to the grave with the bearer.

  4. Neon Vincent September 5, 2016 at 10:19 am #

    “Ever wonder why every public official in the land has to wear a flag lapel pin? Should it be necessary for the president of the US to signal his devotion to duty? Wouldn’t we normally just assume this to be the case?”

    Sure enough, President Obama is wearing one in the video in which he wished a happy 100th birthday to the National Park Service. I’m sure he’s wearing one in his address the nation about Labor Day. Speaking of which, happy Labor Day!

    “No, it signals the widespread and generalized anxiety that the national condition is dire and that we don’t have the confidence or the clarity to face the challenges of the time. President Obama might as well wear a crucifix or a bulb of garlic in his lapel.”

    Not that either seem to deter the vampires of “The Strain.” Sunlight and silver (but that’s supposed to be for werewolves) both seem to work just fine. I suppose there’s a metaphor in that about the conditions we’re facing, to say nothing about the popularity of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic entertainment.

  5. pequiste September 5, 2016 at 10:21 am #

    ” President Obama might as well wear a crucifix or a bulb of garlic in his lapel.”

    Barry O. would make a genuine gesture of leadership instead if he wore a Crescent and Star lapel pin or a flag pin representing the country of Kenya. Little things mean plenty.

    As for the rest of the lame gestures: that is all that is left to a civilization on a virtual reality level of comprehending concrete reality.

    Kaepernick and his NFL buddies, who feel the same way oppressed by Whitey, could start by building a nice medical clinic in a ‘hood for all his money and fame – yes’ the NFL Player’s Hospital (like the Shriner’s Hospital) – but that would require real economic sacrifice and work on their part. Cheaper to protest by not standing. Leave the country as Trump recommended – not on your life – America been very, very good to this thug and his friends.

    My gut tells me that Jim is correct: the Hanjin debacle is the very large canary in the coal mine that indicates the atmosphere of global trade is now toxic and the best course of action is to head for the tunnel exit. That is before the Evil-Bastards-In-Charge decide to dynamite it closed.

    Wishing a very Happy Slave Labor Day to all the residents of Clusterfuck Nation and Planet.

    • shastatodd September 5, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

      i have not stood for the “national war song” for over 40 years! it my free speech right, to not be a mindlessly nationalistic flag waver.

      i.ytimg.com/vi/vpIvJBaphy8/maxresdefault.jpg

      • outsider September 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

        I wish I had the courage to not stand. But at least I won’t put my hand over my heart, nor will I recite the Orwellian “Pledge of Allegiance.” Baby steps, I guess.

      • pequiste September 7, 2016 at 8:27 am #

        Please accept this offering of an anthem that persons of impeccable moral conscience as yourself and the highly illustrated (and paid) S.F. 49ers bench warming bi-racial quarterback can believe in:

        youtube.com/watch?v=pZiVWXjsaJg

        Great start for a Juche Party don’t you think.

        As an aside, do you happen to know what Colon Kaepernicks’ position on the name and image of the NFL’s Washington Redskins football team is?

    • routersurfer September 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

      Maybe all of us should start wearing our ism pins.

  6. Zoltar September 5, 2016 at 10:21 am #

    Not to challenge your poetic license, Jim, but I don’t think blue whales have an ass, as such – they just sorta taper all the way to the end, where they flatten out and bifurcate. Also, all of that sea water flowing past their skin conduces to a clear complexion, so I don’t think even adolescent blue whales are subject to zits. Perhaps “the bankruptcy of one measly shipping company will look like a barnacle on the fluke of a diving blue whale” would be apt.

  7. lsjogren September 5, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    The central bank is prime evidence of the dysfunction we are immersed in.

    Its job is supposed to be cranking up and down interest rates to fine tune the economy, keep it from running too hot or too cold.

    Since the crash of 2008 it has set interest rates at 0. That’s pedal to the metal monetary policy. No fine tuning. It’s like a car that you have to floor the accelerator just to drive to the grocery store.

    Must be a few cylinders that aren’t firing.

    And what is our game plan for the vehicle? We sense it is perking up a little and we may be able to ease our foot from the 125 mph setting to 120. We’ve been talking about doing that for several years now, but we’ re not quite sure the car has perked up quite enough to take that big step yet.

  8. lsjogren September 5, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    The take of some conservatives regarding Democrats wearing flag lapels is liable to be “thou doth patriotize too much”.

  9. JimInFlorida September 5, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    [applause] Superb article!

    Had the overpaid mulatto foo’ball player said something more highbrow, i.e.

    “The Anthem does not represent the organic republic that it sings of but, was usurped to represent a criminal corporation named, “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC,” which was created in 1874. We have not been under the organic U.S. Constitution or the Republic since 1860. That’s why I remained seated.”

    we would be enjoying a much more fruitful discussion of just what are we actually celebrating. In reality, we only celebrate a myth. Just like we are only permitted to vote for the propaganda we like, every four years. We have no say in who will be our Puppet In Chief.

    I don’t share JHK’s pessimism over the ersatz “dollar.” I have asserted many times previously that the dollar no longer has to represent anything in reality but, to enable the movement of money and satisfy the demand thereof. Regardless of how that’s achieved.

    Since Amerika doesn’t manufacture value for domestic consumption, we move money around by lawsuits, insurance payouts, grift, debt, student loans, mortgages, rents, social friction, frivolous consumption, pro-sports, and other non-productive activities. THAT is what justifies our money supply! Nothing has to be achieved; it only has to move and thrash about. OF COURSE, many LOSSES take place as the money moves around in this way. The Fed just texts mo’ money into existence to fill the gaps. Thus, the money supply explodes yet, with very modest inflation. It’s all in how you justify the creation of money.

    BUT…where does the value come from to back the ersatz dollar??? War, lies, and the products of slave labor that’s out of sight and out of mind. SO… domestically, the U.S. adds NO VALUE to its currency. That value must be robbed at gunpoint from somebody else, as I just described. The imperial aggression against Libya was Exhibit “A” of such naked robbery, BTW.

    • elysianfield September 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm #

      BUT…where does the value come from to back the ersatz dollar??? War, lies, and the products of slave labor that’s out of sight and out of mind. SO… domestically, the U.S. adds NO VALUE to its currency. That value must be robbed at gunpoint from somebody else, as I just described

      JIF,
      Residual wealth is contained in the estates of the Boomer Generation…wealth was created in our time, and now our unworthy heirs and assigns will make quick work of that wealth. It is a significant engine of our current economy, and will be short-lived.

      • JimInFlorida September 5, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

        How did I forget the one debt-free asset? Estate wealth!

        Just like fossil fuels, wealth via estates has a limited life span. Post-modern estates with extensive liens and debts will be the equivalent of shale oil! The creditors much be fracked out of the way to steal that wealth!

        The drilling rigs will be high-powered estate lawyers who will get the Millenials their share but, the EROLI (Estate Return On Legal Investment) will be nowhere as good as it was 40+ years ago, when most middle to upper class estates were abundant and liquid.

        • AKlein September 6, 2016 at 7:09 am #

          Estate wealth? I suspect “Estate Wealth” will quickly turn from an asset to a liability. Why? The carrying costs of most of that wealth will quickly outstrip its putative value. Personally, I think the more reasonable way to define wealth is that which is an “engine of production.” Credit Marx. Huge McMansions, fast cars, and other baubles don’t qualify. Incidentally, we don’t have much “production” in the US anymore, so its a good bet we don’t have many “engines of production.” Such “engines” would include a skilled workforce able to operate the “system.”

          • J. Dean September 6, 2016 at 11:18 am #

            Exactly!! – “Engines of production”

            Economics, factors of production– i.e., land, labor, and capital. Capital – excluding durable goods like homes and personal autos, which are not normally used in the production of saleable goods and services.

            Capital – buildings, factories, farm equipment, tools, machinery

            Contemporary theory has added the concepts of human capital, social capital, and natural capital.

            Human capital – We are overeducated and under-skilled
            Social capital – We have more numerous social networks but they are weaker, ethereal, watered down
            Natural capital – Destroying ecosystems faster than we can repair them

            Marx’s definition of wealth is what we today would call “financial capital” – the money system, also headed south as Jim K. is wont to reminding us

            Cheers,
            J.

          • JimInFlorida September 6, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

            I agree with you AK. All I am doing is pointing out how things really are and the Orwellian goodthink that makes it reality. Karl Rove said that TPTB create reality so, who am I to disagree with him???

            Marx was right about how real value is created.
            1. agriculture (included commercial fishing)
            2. mining-extraction, and
            3. manufacture combined with labor to create something of value that’s worth more than the raw materials going into it.

            I’ll add a fourth component which involves animating the engines of mass production, preservation of the value, and getting it to market:
            4. Public infrastructure.
            This includes maintaining the health and well-being of the workers who both produce, maintain, and get the goods to market. The inclusion also strongly demands that such labor is paid FIRST.

            But, all that is water under the bridge and moot, however. Which brings us back to my original assertions of how fictitious “value” is created and how ersatz money represents it.

  10. Greg Knepp September 5, 2016 at 11:03 am #

    Great blog today! For an in-depth analysis I’d recommend checking out the Nicole Foss article on the automatic earth (look it up). It’s very comprehensive and dovetails nicely with JHK’s piece.

    Of course, all this stuff is very daunting – but there you have it.

  11. Walter B September 5, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    I have always been under the impression that you were rather liberal in your views while I have always been radically conservative. Starting from that point of reference it is thereby a bit unnerving to find that by some bizarre twist of fate, you and I stand completely aligned with our viewpoint of where we now find ourselves.. Scary indeed.

    Years ago, when I was serving as Mayor in our Township, I decided to stand but not recite the Pledge of Allegiance during our meetings after a fellow alum, Wesley Clarke came out in public and announced the now well known “War with 7 Middle Eastern countries in 5 years” You Tube. I could not in good conscience pledge to “follow” a flag of war for profit for Dirty Dick Cheney so I, like the QB, made my statement as well. I understand his point.

    Just as you do sir, I have been speaking of reality for may years now in my work, my socializing and my community. I am always chastised for being a doomsayer and why can’t I concentrate on the positive and “happy” thoughts. This is the Soma that the Common American Idiot has become addicted to and the constant state of distraction that ensues has made far too many of them incapable of seeing reality much less changing or planning for change. Americans are more than capable of adapting to the slow degradation of rights, liberties, and lifestyles that come with the Frogboil of decay which has been ongoing for these last couple of decades. That is not a problem. The real DOOM is going to be the sudden onset of panic should it actually get so bad that hordes of Common American Idiots finally pulls their craniums out of their own dead rectums and realize what is upon them. THAT, will be really scary.

    • elysianfield September 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      “THAT, will be really scary.”

      Walter, you are correct…and what is the potential solution, perhaps the only one? Follow the example of our Host…

      • Walter B September 5, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

        Yes I agree and started doing do since 2005. It has paid dividends and continues to do so. See it big and keep it simple far more sustainable that the infinite growth model.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

      Surprised? Why? Reality is round. If you go far enough Right you meet the Left in National Socialism. And likewise, if you go Left you will meet Communist Nationalism. The excluded phase must be included sooner or later if one wishes to remain viable. Those who prefer their flat earth illusions will attain the fruits of them – by falling off the face of the earth.

      The Tree is part of the Forest and the Forest is made up of Trees. Neither stands alone or has any meaning apart from the others. Our ideologies seek to isolate one from the other and make it the all in all.

      • Lonely Traveler September 6, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

        When you’re digging in the frozen ground in March for last year’s potatoes you probably don’t care much about the shape of reality nor your political affiliation.

        • ozone September 6, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

          Thanks, LT,
          Speaking from experience, there are those who would do well to have privation and hunger as teachers; they just won’t “get it” any other way.

          • Lonely Traveler September 7, 2016 at 8:58 am #

            Growing potatoes will be a very valuable skill in the not too distant future, I expect.

    • routersurfer September 7, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

      Walter, I am to the far left of JHK and my bet is all three of us agree in a place that has the name Reality. We just see different roads. Funny thing is few see this.

  12. wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    “The sudden bankruptcy of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping Company” must be good news for CSX.

    All this handwringing about money and interest rates has been overwrought for far too long.

    For decades now, some people have not been able to accept that QE is the new reality, not an “emergency” measure. These same people have not been able to accept that it is working. It is working. just as USA fiat money has worked since 1971, with no Weimar-like hyperinflation at any time since 1971.

    It is time to throw overboard your tired economic philosophies, and enjoy Labor Day.

    • Walter B September 5, 2016 at 11:38 am #

      Yes, QE is working and will continue to work until, just as in the Weimar experience, foreign entities rush in with huge amounts of USD and buy everything up, or and more likely, they STOP accepting USD as payment for stuff. The latter has already been underway and if it continues, things will get ugly. The Common American Idiot will always fight each other to the death for a pile of the worthless green crap and thereby always be enslaved and owned by pictures of dead presidents, but foreign entities are under no such requirement.

    • dweebus September 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      I have said before, one of the major problems with QE is tht there is no velocity to the money. It goes to prop up zombie banks and a sclerotic stock market. It does not circulate. So the initial effect is deflationary. The vast majority of consumers haven’t had an effective raise in decades. There is no extra money to spend. Hence, no growth. And yet cost of essentials still rise. Utilities, rent, tuittion, medical bills, and on and on are outta control.

      So yes, they are pacing a groove in the floor whilst the repo-man sends nasty-grams and Grandma declines. (You just sold her house to pay for palliative care)

      This will not end well. Debts that cannot be repaid won’t be repaid. Then…boom!

    • Majella September 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

      From the BBC:

      “The world’s seventh-largest container line has been unprofitable for four of the last five years.

      The global economic downturn in recent years years severely affected profits across the cargo shipping industry.

      Fierce competition and falling prices have lead to a $5.4bn (£4.1bn) debt for Hanjin before its creditors refused to offer a new lifeline.

      Hanjin shares plunged 30% when they resumed trading on Monday, but then recovered.”

      Doesn’t sound as big a deal as Jim would make it out to be. I’d appreciate some deeper analysis of why this particular case is the ‘canary in the coal mine’.

      • sharonsj September 5, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

        The bankrupt shipper is responsible for 9% of all global shipping. However, certain large retailers (Walmart, Penney, Target, and toy manufacturers) will be directly impacted, since the containers are either stuck at sea or stuck at different global ports where workers refuse to unload them. The impact has yet to be felt.

        • sharonsj September 5, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

          P.S. Forgot to say that it could completely screw companies that rely heavily on Xmas sales.

          • Majella September 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

            So, a shortage of trash product from Asia? May be a relief!

        • JimInFlorida September 7, 2016 at 7:33 am #

          Good! I’m all for anything that will de-commercialize Christmas.

  13. FincaInTheMountains September 5, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    Repaying debt is impossible, the only option left is to quickly borrow more up to the waterline and above. Make your debts problem of the lender, Chinese problem, and others. Japan, after Fukushima, was told to silently fade into obscurity and not to ask for any money back. Debt contradictions between the countries are getting out of hand.

    Barack Obama visit to China was met with deliberate humiliation, forced to exit Air Force One from its ass, next American President’s plane will be probably met with anti-aircraft fire.

    Good luck with that QE-to-infinity thingy.

    • Walter B September 5, 2016 at 11:52 am #

      “forced to exit Air Force One from its ass”? How precious my friend, thank you. I will remember that one forever and do my utmost to utter the same at every opportunity possible. Well said!

      • outsider September 6, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

        As a further humiliation, our president was called the son of a whore by the leader of the Philippians. At least to his credit, Obama then cancelled his trip.

  14. DrGonzo September 5, 2016 at 11:51 am #

    Jim’s outlook on life reminds me of my late mother-in-law’s: an outlook in which she was only happy when she was miserable. The more miserable she was, the more she got to complain, and the happier it made her feel.

    This country, this world, this economy, this poor overpopulated and over-exploited ecosystem are overdue for some serious and painful reckonings with reality, it’s true. But things are rarely as dire as the doomrs would have us believe. At least not in the short term, which I’ll define as my next 25 years on this planet.

    I’ve seen a lot of positive trends get traction over the last seven years, since the Shrub left the scene to go paint pictures of his feet in the bathtub. If it weren’t for a bunch of useful idiots clinging to their Kenyan conspiracy theories and gun collections and voting in a Congress full of petulant science deniers, we might have made more progress in the right direction by now.

    Instead, our ‘leaders’ are proposing ‘solutions’ like defaulting on our national debt and eliminating the estate tax for our poor, over-burdened billionaires, who clearly are the victims of a vast Kenyan conspiracy.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      Well obviously Obama hates Whites and Western Culture and has done all he can to hurt America because of this. None of that is controversial, except to the terminally Left and silly fat White women. And yeah, the birth certificate he was forced to finally show after spending over a million dollars fighting not to do it, was an obvious forgery.

      You are very, very out of touch with reality.

      • DrGonzo September 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

        Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I rest my case.

        • Florida Power September 6, 2016 at 9:33 pm #

          As Coolidge once said to the wag who bet he could elicit more than two words from the notoriously taciturn President, Coolidge answered:
          “you lose.”

        • Elrond Hubbard September 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

          DrGonzo, congratulations on passing the basic CFN sanity check. Help yourself to some juice and cookies on your way out of the asylum.

        • MikefromNY September 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

          A good case, Janos has been peeing into the wind for years, he hasn’t convinced anybody yet. Hope he’s ready for all those ignorant “colored” folks to feed him once his supplies run out. Obama should have round up his kind in his hate filled pogroms in the beginning…oh wait, there weren’t any. And he never came for the guns or the stills or any of the other hokum y’all have claimed was the end of the world. Well there’s still 5 months of his oppressive regime to go…maybe he’ll get his wishes.

    • sprezzatura September 9, 2016 at 8:38 am #

      If a man’s predictions are off by fifty years, in his lifetime he’s a failure. In a century he’s a prophet.

  15. elysianfield September 5, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    More concerning, though, are the conditions of the banks. When their true insolvency is revealed — which may coincide with the height of the election season ”

    Jim, et al.
    It has always been my perception and belief that, during an election year, the party in power will “move mountains and divert rivers” to assure the voter that the republic is calm, a bright future is ahead, and there will be “peace in our time”…metaphorically, of course. Reality will resume in November, after the die is cast.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 5, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

      Good point, but what you assert also underscores the fact that conflicts are largely contrived and choreographed these days, otherwise, randomness & chaos wouldn’t wait until after the election. War isn’t war any more. It deserves its own word & distinction these days. It’s something akin to it, but much more malevolent in its purpose. It’s no longer necessary, but still, THEY must have it, as though it’s some form of sacrifice to Moloch.

      The following is an excerpt from the Report From Iron Mountain. And while that “Report” may be a hoax, it’s also a Blueprint. What a great way to hide it all in Plain Sight.

      A brief look at some defunct premodern societies is instructive. One of the most noteworthy features common to the larger, more complex, and more successful of ancient civilizations was their widespread use of the blood sacrifice. If one were to limit consideration to those cultures whose regional hegemony was so complete that the prospect of “war” had become virtually inconceivable –as was the case with several of the great pre- Columbian societies of the Western Hemispheric it would be found that some form of ritual killing occupied a position of paramount social importance in each. Invariably, the ritual was invested with mythic or religious significance; as with all religious and totemic practice, however, the ritual masked a broader and more important social function.

      In these societies, the blood sacrifice served the purpose of maintaining a vestigial “earnest” of the society’s capability and willingness to make war-i.e., kill and be killed in the event that some mystical–i.e., unforeseen –circumstance were to give rise to the possibility. That the “earnest” was not an adequate substitute for genuine military organization when the unthinkable enemy, such as the Spanish conquistadors, actually appeared on the scene in no way negates the function of the ritual. It was primarily, if not exclusively, a symbolic reminder that war had once been the central organizing force of the society, and that this condition might recur.

      It does not follow that a transition to total peace in modern societies would require the use of this model, even in less “barbaric” guise. But the historical analogy serves as a reminder that a viable substitute for war as a social system cannot be a mere symbolic charade. It must involve real risk of real personal destruction, and on a scale consistent with the size and complexity of modern social systems. Credibility is the key. Whether the substitute is ritual in nature or functionally substantive, unless it provides a believable life-and-death threat it will not serve the socially organizing function of war.

      The existence of an accepted external menace, then, is essential to social cohesiveness as well as to the acceptance of political authority. The menace must be believable, it must be of a magnitude consistent with the complexity of the society threatened, and it must appear, at least, to affect the entire society.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

        Well said. Now accept the Protocols in exactly the same spirit.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

        Thus the Elite are considering engineering an invasion of aliens to unite Mankind.

        How to maintain the future Global Nowhere (Utopia) once attained? Why not violent reality TV as Stephen King has suggested? Malfactors get hunted down but if they can avoid the Hunters for a certain amount of time, they win and become rich.

        • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

          An invasion of Evil Clowns?

        • J. Dean September 6, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

          How warped modern society’s conception of Utopia has become. 2016 by the way is the 500th anniversary of the publishing of St. Thomas More’s book of that name.

          The first act of King Utopius was to dig a 15-mile wide canal separating his land (a peninsula) from the mainland and turning it into an island.

          More had his head removed shortly after finishing Utopia.

          Our heads are already gone. What’s left to remove after we finish our Dystopia?

        • J. Dean September 6, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

          “violent reality TV”
          “malefactors get hunted down”
          “win and become rich”

          You just perfectly described the plot of 1987’s “The Running Man”

          Plot Summary
          In the year 2019, America is a totalitarian state where the favorite television program is “The Running Man” — a game show in which prisoners must run to freedom to avoid a brutal death. Having been made a scapegoat by the government, an imprisoned Ben Richards (Arnold Schwarzenegger) has the opportunity to make it back to the outside again by being a contestant on the deadly show, although the twisted host, Damon Killian (Richard Dawson), has no intention of letting him escape.

          (moviefone.com)

          • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

            This one was superb too, though never made into a movie as far as I know. Same premise, but more sober and introspective.

            en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Long_Walk

          • outsider September 6, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

            Let’s not forget “The Hunger Games” blockbuster. Writer Suzanne Collins wrote a trilogy, but Hollywood made so many millions from it that they turned it into four movies.

      • JimInFlorida September 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm #

        Some of you are taking a very long and convoluted path to arrive at what I’ve already proffered in a most straightforward manner. The execution of the billionaire class as a matter of global survival.

        Very few will willingly surrender their ill-gotten gains and some may be prevented by the enforcers who work for them. The former can be granted life in a permanent exile colony but the latter must suffer for creating such evil.

        Billionaires are financial and political black holes that suck in more and more until civilization is obliterated. Unlike Black Holes of nature, the extermination of billionaires will nullify the infinite gravitational wells of their power and free the captive financial matter to be repatriated back to the physical economies.

        It’s shocking for some to hear The Cure in plain White English. History endorses such Justice and we are seeing the rot from Justice being denied for about two centuries. Once that class is purged and banned, then the terror of Justice can be visited upon the rapacious at least every 20 years per Thomas Jefferson. I’ve already hashed it out on past CFN forums so, dig up my comments for yourselves.

        • elysianfield September 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

          JIM,
          Your thesis is a very tough pill to swallow…who amongst us would not have become a billionaire if presented with the opportunity? Putin has “corrected” several of the Oligarchs in Russia, without killing them. Would not redistribution of wealth through legal means, or at least with the façade of due process,be a better selling point? Perhaps. No one on this site would disagree with SOME form of redistribution.

          • JimInFlorida September 5, 2016 at 10:36 pm #

            The path to becoming a billionaire is full of dead bodies and evil deeds. That is why Justice and the Common Good must prevail and block the means to travel that path. Honest work and innovation must be rewarded. Labor must be paid first. But, gaming the system and accumulating the kind of wealth that warps the political process must be arrested.

            Putin only made examples of a few but, it wasn’t enough to get the message across. There is still corruption and predation in Russia and the Russian people have not received any compensation for what was done to them during the Yeltsin era.

            The Western super elites are a different breed. They not only haven’t been disciplined in centuries, they have also acquired massive defensive measures to protect themselves from Justice and secure their ill-gotten gains. Hence, it will take extreme measures to overthrow them and wrest back all that stolen loot.

            Redistribution by democratic means and due process was tried during the New Deal Era. While the New Deal was in effect, much good was achieved *BUT*, it lacked the teeth to hold those gains. The super rich told their puppet, Harry Truman, to start undoing the New Deal and made every POTUS chip away at it. It was Reaganomics that nuked the residue of the New Deal and put us on the path that led us directly to the Edge of the Abyss, where we are right now.

            Thus, it will take some kind of populist dictatorship to crush 35+ years of Reaganomics and jerk us away from the Abyss, which means many billionaires and their ghoulish enforcers must necessarily perish. Only the sacrifice of billionaire’s blood will enable civilization to heal and move forward.

      • Majella September 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm #

        I recall reading this. If memory serves, G Edward Griffin asserted (in 1998) that the most likely ‘existential crisis’ to be generated would be an environmental one. 18 years later…go figure.

  16. Poet September 5, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

    Listening to the president’s press conference the first thing this morning, I didn’t know whether to laugh or throw up…until I thought about what is coming after the November election.
    JHK’s hyperbolic and thesaurus-driven prose does encourage exaggeration, but I am increasingly coming to the belief that 2016 will be the last national election this country sees before descending into chaos.

    • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

      ” I am increasingly coming to the belief that 2016 will be the last national election” –Poet

      There doesn’t seem to be any normality anymore when it comes to elections. Here is what JHK has said about three recent elections:

      Jan. 3, 2008
      “I have no idea how presidential election politics will play out in 2008.” –JHK

      Oct. 29, 2012
      “If Hurricane Sandy causes such massive disruption as to interfere with the election, perhaps that will be a good thing” –JHK

      Aug 8, 2016
      “This is probably the last “normal” election cycle in American history.” –JHK

  17. Walter B September 5, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    Enjoying Labor Day? Celebrating Memorial Day? As in barbecues, sale shopping, drinking heavily and partying? I am not exactly sure what these things mean to Americans anymore. On Memorial Day we usually pay visits to fallen comrade’s gravesites or current military fiends or both. I was brought up in a fashion that allowed me to actually learn how to not only enjoy all of my working labors, but to take pride in the accomplishments and to deal responsibly with the proceeds. This has allowed me a long working career (which I still do part time for fun) so when Labor Day rolls around and there is not much work for me to do, relaxing right here with my favorite blog is reward enough for me. To each his own so I will not bark out commands to others on how they should have their fun.

  18. Bro Jobe September 5, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    I am not a Doomer, and I do not think JHK is. He is a pessimist, and he is right about one particular, whatever the biases he brings to the discussion.

    Our current system is unsustainable. I don’t think the probable outcome would be a “World Made By Hand,” but it is going to be rough, more akin to the 1930s than the 1730s or 530s.

    The culprit, in my view, is the reliance of everything in both command and “free market” economies on endless growth. At the moment in the US, only the consumer is holding up the world like Atlas. Here are a few quotations from a late-July NYT piece about Q2 economic activity:

    “Consumer spending advanced at a robust pace, helping to sustain a modest growth rate of 1.2 percent, but the gain was overshadowed by the poor showing in other sectors of the economy.” That means housing and industrial investments.

    ” ‘The consumer is doing all the heavy lifting,’ said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Markit. ‘Aside from technology and software, business spending was bad and housing was also surprisingly weak, which is payback for gains in recent quarters.’ ”

    We are in sad shape when the amount of consumer-sector overstock and the growth of sprawl insure the future of our civilization. What part of us cannot see that this will not endure?

    • Walter B September 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      I especially like the BS of calling 1.2% “growth” robust. Of course they will revise that number much lower a month from now but few will see or even care.

      • Walter B September 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

        Excuse me, 1/2% growth rate of “modest” – my point remains the same despite the error.

  19. dweebus September 5, 2016 at 12:37 pm #

    JHK-

    “I applaud his refusal to stand for the national anthem, though not for the reasons he stated. Rather, because I’m sick of vulgar symbolism in a dark moment of a fraying culture that demands more than cheap talk and lame gestures.

    In case you’re wondering, the reason we’re subject to all these repetitions of The Star Spangled Banner is not for love-of-country but something quite the opposite: the fear that its promises are empty. ”

    Bravo! You nailed it. The flag, pledge, and even the motto, are symbols designed to lull, to paper over our great weaknesses. E Pluribus Unum, out of many one. Really? Whether it is a young black dude who keeps getting yanked over by the popo, or a permanently unemploye 50 year-old ex-coal miner who’s children had to do Iraq, Afghanistan, and god knows where else just to pay for school, the system is rotten. And each blames the other rather than TPTB.

    My daughter ran into this during the height of the Iraq war. They had a parade in town. She refused to stand as the flag passed by. Her Granna chewed her ass all the wat home for disrespecting the flag and the vets. “Your Poppy is a Korean War vet…”

    Her response: “I wasn’t even born for Korea, or Vietnam. Iraq was a lie. As best as I can tell, all y’all old people fucked it up. Now we gotta die?”

    Finally I had to intervene and tell Granna to leave her the fuck alone. If she chose to sit, she had MY support.

    The emblem for meaningless sentimentality, IMO, the yellow manga-ribbon on the back of a SUV.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

      No, you’re wrong. Even if America is evil, it’s our evil. That kind of mentality is utopian after all. Decades ago during our prosperity, the same kind of people refused to stand or salute for idealistic reasons, like we killed the Indians or enslaved the Blacks. There would have been no America without the conquest of the Indians. And you and your daughter wouldn’t even exist. You owe everything to the conquerors – not only your home and wealthy, but your very existence. The least you could do is honor them once a year. Granny is right. She represents the last half way decent and sane generation.

      • Cavepainter September 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

        I’m done with this, so here is my denouement statement: The United States is done, washed-up, fini; no longer a nation – parceled and sold off piecemeal, the whole kit and caboodle, lock stock and barrel.

        First to go was the industrial base and jobs, followed by the natural resources to be processed in the off-shore job markets developed by the deported industrial base. Even the national parks are now privatized and marketed, no longer a national heritage of connection between generational experience of the continent (for whatever educational interpretation), but instead a profit center to capture tourism revenues from the new foreign wealth created by the off-shoring. Mostly Asian now, US citizens scant except for retired “boomers” who accrued retirement before the economic rug was pulled out from under middle-class prospects for our later generations.

        The final item of value to be offered in this ongoing yard sale of national sovereignty is citizenship. Yes, citizenship, for sale! Or,……allowed to be stolen by illegal aliens to duel purpose of low pay scabs and — more mercenarily — to scab political influence on behalf of the Democratic party’s Leftist “cayotees”.

        Alexis de Tocqueville in the 19th Century elaborated on the difficult balance to be maintained if the “American experiment” was to work, noting the necessity of mediating between individualism and national governance, in prior societies maintained by hierarchies such as that of priests and/or royalty. In Western Culture since the Renaissance those hierarchies have been displaced by the ascendency of mercantile class wealth and influence – referred to by Franklin D. Roosevelt as “economic royalist”. As well that class set could now be equated to a priesthood, given that it argues its entitlement in language no less convoluted and contradictory than any religious Arcanum.

        It was the philosophers of the Western Enlightenment (Hume, Kant, Hagel and Lock, among them) who laid the intellectual basis for governance based more on reasoned examination of empirical evidence rather than mystical necromancers Hoped for was a rational governance that could more equitably achieve that balance. In this sense, and contrary to ardent claims of many, America is not a Christian nation: Since its founding its citizenry have stayed bound in oath to purely secular principles of governance. If it hadn’t it would have fragmented along tribalism lines as continues where societies haven’t yet inculcated Western values – but too now is occurring in our society due to a kind of entrepreneurial of pseudo tribalism.

        De Tocqueville’s optimism derived from our Bill of Rights, defining our government as a republic; certain “inalienable rights” of the individual prevailing over arbitrary suppression by majority mindset. “Arbitrary” being key; it is not arbitrary to demand allegiance to our secular Constitution and Bill of Rights by those who would want to come here. To our Western Heritage, that is to say.

        Advancement in the hard sciences accelerated after the Papacy burned Copernicus alive, but only within the last hundred years has human behavior come to be examined in way scientific (opinions earlier more anecdotally based). Given though today’s advanced disciplines of study modes and models only supreme arrogance can account for today’s Left indictment of the past, implicit with haughty contention that had they lived in the past their opinions wouldn’t have been shaped by the scantiness of scientific basis constituting public discourse of those times. Shame on them!

        Today’s Left has taken upon itself a role somewhat that of the Papacy, conducting its own brand of inquisition toward heretics not submitting to its doctrinal beliefs. The fire this time not that Copernicus suffered, instead scorching epitaphs (racist, xenophobe, Nazi , etc., etc.)

        • malthuss September 5, 2016 at 6:24 pm #

          Thanks Cavepainter.
          I will treasure your comment.

        • JimInFlorida September 5, 2016 at 10:39 pm #

          Outstanding comment, cavepainter!!!

        • unirealist September 6, 2016 at 2:27 am #

          Umm…. Copernicus died at the age of 70 of a stroke.

          No doubt the Popes resented him enough to burn him at stake, but it didn’t happen.

          • Cavepainter September 6, 2016 at 9:17 am #

            Correct, and thanks for noting my mistake. Giordano Bruno was who I had in mind — been a long time since I took the astronomy class at the University of Washington during the first week of which the prof spent lecturing on all the martyrs to science.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

      “I wasn’t even born for Korea or Vietnam.” There it is – classic narcissism. History begins with her. Granny was trying to acculturate her into real Culture – which is passed down from one generation to the next. Memory in other words. But you interfered and supported her in her “muh feelings”. Or as you say MY support.

      How can we even dream of standing against people who have roots in the past and who love to absorb the stories, dreams, and wisdom of their Ancestors given to them by their Elders?

      • malthuss September 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

        F– War. Do not be a war monger. Do not be proud of imperialism.

        You know ‘we’ should not have fought the Civil War, and all the ones after that war.

        so there.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

          So we give America back to the Indians, then? And if we do that, the Mongols, Chinese, Arabs, Moors, Blacks, Turks, etc will give back the lands they stole from us?

          Life IS war as Buddha said. Renunciation is for monks. Are you a monk? No? Then gird up thy loins and beat your pruning hook into a spear and your plough into a sword.

          • JimInFlorida September 5, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

            I would suggest that the world’s borders be reset to what existed in the early 19th century and populations repatriated accordingly. That seemed to be the last time where necessary conquest was achieved and the nations set in place to achieve the best outcome for their respective peoples.

            The only difference I would seek for is what Adolph Hitler first proposed for the European Jews. Send them all to Madagascar. A far better land than Palestine, sufficiently isolated to protect them from enemies and also to keep them quarantined where they cannot cause trouble to the rest of the world.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 1:28 am #

            Your usual wisdom, Jim. I agree. As the Prometheans we cannot stand still, but let our future explorations and conquest be up and in. According to Ms Barnhardt, Christ ascended like a rocket. She interprets this an endorsement of nuclear war but we can interpret an invitation to follow him into the skies and aethers.

            Once we throw off Einstein, the sky is not the limit. Weev says that relativity is just for the goyim and that the Chosen know about the aether and are trying to move ahead with technology based on that. And they add relativity to gps – and it only throws it off a bit. NASA calculates without it – and then adds it for goyish consumption.

            bbs.dailystormer.com/t/weev-a-most-curious-case-of-censorship-in-a-quest-for-honest-science/50875

          • daveed September 6, 2016 at 11:11 am #

            Could a Hula Hoe™ be beaten into a suitable spear or bayonet?

          • J. Dean September 6, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

            Spiritual jihad, Janos. Don’t confuse the Cross with the Crescent.

          • J. Dean September 6, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

            Special Relativity – constant light speed and no aether
            General Relativity – variable light speed with an aether

            Hey, doesn’t matter that they contradict! it’s all relative!!

            What a crock.

            Modern physics has more fudge factors (to keep relativity propped up) than grandma’s cookie sheet

            (sorry, couldn’t think of a better analogy)

        • outsider September 6, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

          Malthuss – I second you on the Civil War (er. War of Northern Aggression or War for Southern Independence – take your pick). I often think that the greatest tragedy in our nation’s history was that Lincoln didn’t follow the Constitution and let the South go. Prior to Lincoln’s inferno it was thought that the US was a “voluntary union.” Every time I hear the word “indivisible” in the Pledge it makes me gag.

      • Elrond Hubbard September 7, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

        Janos recommends that the culture worship its founding crimes and boast of its formative atrocities as though they were virtues. That they were our crimes and our atrocities is justification enough, he says. And he calls others narcissists?

  20. wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

    Clinton still has a solid lead over Trump? Who says? The polls. Which polls? All of them.

    Historical precedent suggests that bodes well for her. In each of the past 16 elections, the candidate leading after the conventions has gone on to win.

  21. FincaInTheMountains September 5, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

    Clinton still is respiratory-challenged? Who says? Everybody! When? All of the time!

    youtube.com/watch?v=wMvPmkhq6mk

    • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

      Clinton miraculously leaves death bed. Who says? All twelve fundraisers she attended in the Hamptons this weekend… to continue to kick Trump’s ass on the airwaves.

  22. FincaInTheMountains September 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    The American Art of Headlines

    New York Times Headline of 20 January, 2017:

    Today, without regaining consciousness, Hillary Clinton was sworn as 45th President of the United States.

  23. wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    Trump’s eighth position change on immigration has him moving closer to my position of giving citizenship to undocumented immigrants, as he should.

    “I’m not ruling out anything … I’ll make the decision in the future.” –Trump, avoiding support for any of his previous seven positions on immigration reform.

    No deportation! Legalize them now! Immediate citizenship! No waiting in line, no “assimilation” … no wading through bureaucratic government red tape. Eliminate Border Patrol. Eliminate ICE. Eliminate Homeland Security. Shrink government size by half.

  24. wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    The average age of U.S. farmers continues to rise and many of those famers lack family members who will take over their businesses when they retire.

    The nation’s farmland, then, needs someone to take up the reins. So, why not queers?We should celebrate, recognize, and support the lesbian farmers of America. They are our future hope to save our farmland and feed our nation.

  25. FincaInTheMountains September 5, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Obama: Damn! Putin again giving instructions to Erdogan!

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/serfilatov/37945564/562944/562944_600.jpg

    • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

      Putin may inadvertently, due to his incompetence, help Hillary get elected.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

        Who knows? You may be right! If it has to come to direct confrontation, he might prefer respiratory-challenged US Commander-in-Chief!

        • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

          Then he will end up with another hawk, Tim Kaine. Putin can’t win for losin’

          • outsider September 6, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

            wpa – Why have all you Leftists now become Super Hawks? You all are scary people.

  26. elysianfield September 5, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    Well,
    On the BBC site this PM, Obama called off a meeting with Philippine President Duarte after Duarte called Obama the “Son of a Whore”. Apparently Obama is being rat-packed by the assembled leaders at the G20…starting with the snub at the Chinese airport…how quickly we fall from Grace….

    • FincaInTheMountains September 5, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

      You think only Finca knows that Hillary has overthrown Obama and he plays no role anymore?

      She’ll ruin US even without waiting for such formalities as general elections.

    • JimInFlorida September 7, 2016 at 7:43 am #

      Had Philippine President Duarte had a more contemporary command of modern English, he would have called Obama, “Son of a Mudshark.” Or, “Son of a Coal Burner.”

  27. tucsonspur September 5, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    So, the reason we’re subject to all these repetitions of The Star Spangled Banner “is not for love of country but something quite the opposite: the fear that it’s promises are empty”. I just can’t buy it. We are subject to them mainly because of embedded ritual. The same with flag lapel pins. Simply habit and ritual.

    I will still stand for the national anthem. For all it’s ills, we still have just about the best nation on earth, and too much blood has been shed for too many good causes in its rise.

    And on this Labor Day, let us not forget the Homestead Strike, the Pullman Strike, the Great Railway Strike, the Great Anthracite Coal Strike, and the many others, some of which resulted in the deaths of common laborers at the hands of state militias or federal troops. Like now, the oligarchs ruled, and contrary to what some may think, labor expressed its courage and nobility, staring down the barrel of a gun.

    Now it’s been shot to hell by the cannons of globalization.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

      Yes, what we have is hard won and the boobs want to give it away to the Indians, Blacks, Browns and various Aliens and their Elitist Masters.

      • tucsonspur September 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm #

        Good words. Hard won. True and solid. Too few today could grasp their fullness.

        • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

          Hard won through union struggle. Since Reagan was elected there has been a Republican attack on unions to diminish their bargaining power and there have been Republican proposals to roll back other gains and not even have a minimum wage.

          /sarcasm on
          Greed is good, don’t cha know? To hell with the workers. Outsource their jobs. Make some more profit. It will trickle down.
          /sarcasm off

          • tucsonspur September 6, 2016 at 12:49 am #

            Sad but true. Reagan began with the air traffic controllers. Republicans must do more for the working man. Trump must.

            The argument can certainly be made, and with firm foundation, that if unions became really, really strong, things might be split 50-50. Half to mgmt. and corporate owners, half to the working man. The elites and the working class would become indistinguishable.

            Of course, that couldn’t be allowed. Would the unions be satisfied at the half way point? What DID they eventually achieve at their peak strength, distribution of wealth wise? Obviously, as much as the elites would allow.

            The horned devil of socialism would invariably enter the picture, and pitchfork the concept of unionism into a hell of things to be feared.

            So we have ever decreasing union membership, millions and millions more illegals, and a wealth gap that is steadily growing between the top, middle, and bottom. How wide can it get? As wide as the elites want it?

          • outsider September 6, 2016 at 3:06 pm #

            Tucson – Reagan was right to fire the Air Traffic Controllers. They were government employees and their strike endangered the national safety. Plus their strike was illegal. The military, police, and firemen cannot strike for the same reasons.

          • JimInFlorida September 7, 2016 at 7:55 am #

            wpa… F-ing hypocrite! In one comment, you want to flood the U.S. with 3rd Worlders. Destroying what’s left of our mildewed social fabric and our labor market.

            In your above comment, you are pandering to the Labor Union struggle! The labor unions would NEVER accept your endorsement because of all the other B.S. you present on CFN!

            I am a Union Man in a Right To Work State. New Leftists like you are not welcome because your open-borders delusions are anathema to the well-being of workers and producers.

            wpa, I suggest you remove the doors to your house and put out signs inviting 3rd World immigrants to show up and make themselves at home. Impose them upon yourself before imposing them on the long-suffering Silent Majority.

    • J. Dean September 6, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

      Agree. Stand up. America still means something and always will. We must love it enough to hate it enough to want to make it good again.

      • outsider September 6, 2016 at 3:10 pm #

        Yea, America – Love It Or Leave It!

  28. wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Long-time conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has died at the age of 92. May the Peace of Allah be upon her.

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      Wyatt Earp died today too.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

      One of the most remarkable women of our times. Your mockery is unseemly and lays a curse on your own haughty head.

  29. BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

    Hanjin Shipping bankrupt?

    Never heard of it, not mentioned anywhere.

    What I do hear are rumblings that Deustchbank can go toes up any day. Its just a matter of time.

    brh

  30. fodase September 5, 2016 at 9:15 pm #

    Allah? Peace? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    The world is basically at peace if you subtract all the allah
    freaks and their death cult.

    • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm #

      “The world is basically at peace if you subtract all the allah freaks and their death cult.” –fodase

      Before Muhammad the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived on the scene, Europe was bathed in blood due to the violent nature of the white race.

      Viking Raids in Northern Europe continued. Vikings from Scandinavia were raiding the unprotected coastal lands of Britain & the northern mainland. Monasteries were a common target, since they were typically undefended, & contained valuables. Slaves were also captured.

      The Byzantine Empire lost Southern Hispania, driven out by Visigoths

      Fun and games all around before a single Muslim ever existed. Plenty of white European death cults have long histories before Islam existed.

      Your Islamophobic theory is not borne out by historical evidence. Islam is a religion of peace.

      • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

        oh, its not a shitty barracks religion of cutthroats, rapists and child molesters?

        brh

        • wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

          “oh, its not a shitty barracks religion of cutthroats, rapists and child molesters?” –brh

          No, it’s not. It is a peaceful religion of 1.6 BILLION adherents and be thankful they are peaceful. Three million live in the United States.

          Are those three million engaging in cutting throats, raping, and molesting children? Don’t you think, if your characterization were not a malicious slanderous lie, we would be hearing about thousands or millions of throat cuttings, rapings, and child molestations every day, in every city with a Muslim population?

          Your anti-Muslim prejudice and false white supremacy is showing.

          • S M Tenneshaw September 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

            You lie.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 4:00 am #

        Would you be willing to offer yourself up as a sacrifice to Odin, a Blood Eagle to satisfy His wrath against his ungrateful children? This one act might well do more good for humanity than all your social justice work over your lifetime. But it must be voluntary. Involuntary sacrifice is not practiced at this time, though it once was and may be resumed. Who can say?

  31. BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

    that’s more Merchant Marine jobs down the tubes.

    An American Merchant Fleet hardly exists anymore. Most ships sail now under foreign flags.

    They were good jobs too.

    brh

  32. fodase September 5, 2016 at 9:39 pm #

    reuters cuts broadcast of Black church honoring President Trump for his real plan to help them cast off the yoke of democrat serfdom:

    dailystormer.com/shut-it-down-reuters-cuts-feed-of-trump-speaking-with-the-blacks/

    can anyone confirm this? easy enough to fake things…..

  33. fodase September 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

    The media is now just openly censoring any positive media coverage of Trump. They’re not even trying to cover it up.

    lol @ SHUT IT DOWN.

    They are now using our memes, becoming the caricature we’ve created of them.

    During a visit to Detroit today candidate Donald Trump was blessed and given a prayer shawl by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson. However, as Bishop Jackson continued his remarks the operators of the Reuters news feed began speaking uncomfortably about the power of the positive optics for the Trump campaign – Via YouTube.

    It appears the camera operator was initially reluctant to cut the feed saying: “I’m shooting this, I don’t care what they say,… I’ll take a demotion for this…. you?”

    Moments later you can hear the intensity of the voice off camera increasing: “Shut it down” followed by the a voice asking “shut this down?” and the response “yeah”… “blackout“. Seconds later in the middle of Bishop Jackson’s remarks the feed is cut:

    Reuters was primary video feed for the event, all other video delivery services were coming from the Reuters feed. When Reuters shut down, all other outlets lost the broadcast.

    This comes after last week, a man who saved a baby had his Trump t-shirt censored on CNN.

    On the other side, the media is engaging in an aggressive campaign to censor anyone who gives negative coverage of Hillary Clinton, going so far as to fire anyone who writes articles about her health. Dr. Drew had his show canceled after 5 seasons for saying he was concerned about her health – and he’s a liberal Jew.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

      Anyone they hate this much must be a good and great Man. Whatever his flaws, he is the only Human left standing. The choice between him and the decaying bio-puppet is clear to anyone who is even marginally clear.

  34. fodase September 5, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

    viking descendants develop modern technology and enrich mankind

    advanced white peoples are responsible for the lion’s share of advances on all fronts

    allahmonkeys strap bombs onto their 3-year old kids and cover women in black tents

    they marry their 1st cousins

    oh yeah, but they invented the ‘0’ 1200 years ago or so, so they’re just great

    enough of the trash already, europe’s in flames, everywhere you got the m-people you got nothing but trouble, don’t worry you’ll wake up one day when your family’s being garrotted by them

    what, you think they’ll spare you because you root for the devil?

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 10:35 pm #

      One of whitey’s inventions Muslim’s really like is the EBT card. It’s the key to the kingdom, the Rosetta Stone, the Holy Grail, this coveted EBT card. The whole wretched 3rd world wants one, all 4 billion of them.There’s still about 200 million whites remaining in the USA working their asses off making sure these EBT cards are funded; instead of you working for whitey, whitey is working for you. What could be better?

      brh

    • malthuss September 5, 2016 at 11:16 pm #

      Fo’ is in fine shape today.

      • ZrCrypDiK September 6, 2016 at 4:28 am #

        OK – which asylum (sp) whuz he locked up in, and *WHO* let him out…

  35. Pucker September 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm #

    Whatever happened re: the Louisiana flood? The spectacle of Hillary fund raising in the Hamptons and Obama playing golf during the ravaging floods was creepy. Very ominous….

    • BackRowHeckler September 5, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

      Remember how bad George Bush got hammered by the media after the hurricane hit New Orleans back in ’06? You would have thought he conjured up the storm himself. “George Bush doesn’t like black people”. Kanya West. I haven’t heard much criticism of Obama playing golf during these floods from the MSM, have you? One difference, this time most of the people getting flooded out were white. Who gives a sh-t about them, anyway?This MSM has been kissing black ass for 8 years now; if Trump get elected we’ll see once again these brave investigative journalists speaking truth to power, digging for the facts, every one of them little Woodwards and Bernstiens/

      brh

      • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 12:42 am #

        One Leftist friend said to me, “Katrina was an inside job.” She believed they could control the weather and that they used this godlike technology to kill Blacks. Who would want to do that? Blacks add so much vibrancy to America! That’s why Margaret Sanger set up her abortion clinics near their neighborhoods.

        Seriously though, man, (why am I using this archaism?), just try to hold on. Wind and Weather will do our what must needs be done, what we were too weak to do. There will be no Blacks above the Mason Dixon line in a hundred years. Most will be clustered in remote areas in the Mississippi Delta or islands along the Carolina coast.

        As another friend once told me: “God hates Man. He is killing millions of them every day.” Can’t argue with that. He is after all via the mechanism of nature. As Bhagavad Gita says, (BRH begins to zone out) “Those who do not surrender to me directly, to those I come as Death and they will surrender to me in that form.”

  36. Walter B September 5, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    So James Howard Kunstler you are on speaking terms with Warren Pollock? You are fortunate for he is wise indeed and he may claim to predict what is happening but the facts are that he knows where we were and sees what we are doing, and so can accurately advise on where we shall end up. A very wise man indeed. “We have allowed our system to degenerate to the point where people cannot make decisions.” Yes it is the apparatus and it is racketeering, without doubt. All that is left is the deep breath before the plunge into the dark waters of what is to come.

    • Pucker September 6, 2016 at 12:19 am #

      Often legislation is written intentionally so that regulatory agencies do not have the authority to investigate malfeasance. The USCIS is plagued with such problems thwarting enforcement of US immigration laws. The Pentagon can’t identify where trillions of US dollars disappered to. “The Buck stops….”

      • ZrCrypDiK September 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

        OK P(F)*ucker, you got a *VOICE*

        “The Pentagon can’t identify where trillions of US dollars disappered to.”

        Yeah – *THAT*!!!

  37. wpa_ccc September 5, 2016 at 11:57 pm #

    “oh, its not a shitty barracks religion of cutthroats, rapists and child molesters?” –brh

    No, it’s not. Islam is a peaceful religion of 1.6 BILLION adherents and be thankful they are peaceful. Three million live in the United States.

    Are those three million American Muslims engaging in cutting throats, raping, and molesting children?

    Your characterization is a malicious slanderous lie. Otherwise, we would be hearing about thousands or millions of throat cuttings, rapings, and child molestations every day, in every city with a Muslim population? And we are not… because Islam is a religion of peace.

    Your anti-Muslim prejudice and false white supremacy is showing.

  38. Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 12:46 am #

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned President Barack Obama on Monday not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or “son of a bitch I will swear at you” when they meet in Laos during a regional summit.

    Duterte said before flying to Laos that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter’s question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30.

    In his typical foul-mouthed style, Duterte responded: “I am a president of a sovereign state and we have long ceased to be a colony. I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Putang ina I will swear at you in that forum,” he said, using the Tagalog phrase for son of a bitch.

    Our Spanish-speaking readers will know that “puta” is actually “whore,” rather than “bitch.”

    It would seem another great leader has arisen to join Trump and Putin as a rebel against the New World Order – may it be still born and may He prosper in its demise.

    • tucsonspur September 6, 2016 at 1:06 am #

      Obama cancelled. And, unlike MacArthur, I don’t believe he will return!

      • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2016 at 3:58 am #

        Another Battle of Bud Dajo in the offing.

        (when the 6th US Infantry wiped out several thousand Moro tribesmen on Mindanao, 1913) We’ll be sending in the USS Harvey Milk, and the new Tranny Divisions.

        brh

        • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

          You see everything as a nail to be hammered down by the Marines. Those days are over – thank God. Howard Zinn quoted letters from soldiers over there who shot random Filipinos, comparing it to shooting rabbits back home for fun.

          But you hate Zinn, you exclaim. Of course. But Truth is Truth. In my own defense and contra Zinn I merely quote Blake: A Truth told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.

          • BackRowHeckler September 6, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

            I don’t remember ever mentioning Zinn. I don’t know much about him except he thought everything bad that ever happened in the world was the fault of the US.

            Death toll in Chicago tops 500 with 13 shot dead Labor Day Weekend. And how about the West Indian ‘Festival’ in NYC, 2 shot down, gang fights, beatdowns, knifings … a good time was had by all!

            brh

    • Florida Power September 6, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

      Heard the explanation on NPR who have a reporter stationed in Manila. Duterte was as you correctly point out speaking in the future conditional — a point missed somewhat by domestic reporting of the insult. This apparently is his style — big mouth, but big heart as his countrymen say. His pursuit of the meth epidemic has excited the usual international bleeding hearts, but he enjoys a 91% approval rating and his methods are effective.

  39. Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 1:05 am #

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/calais-now-a-total-warzone-no-one-could-have-predicted-it/51442/2

    Muslim hobo camp now ten thousand strong. They have chainsaws and are building barricades which they set on fire to slow down trucks so they can hitch a ride to Britain. Some may have guns in addition to the constant stones thrown at windows. And it seems nothing will be done until a trucker is killed – a miracle that it hasn’t happened already. The pathological passivity of the West continues.

    We’re no better was witness the “Angel Moms” Trump had come up to the podium at his speech – each the mother of a child slain by illegal Hispanic savages.

  40. Pucker September 6, 2016 at 1:20 am #

    Warren Pollock: “A whole generation has been trained to not take responsibility and to avoid decisions.”

    Warren Pollock: They avoid responsibility by setting up systems and procedures to avoid making decisions. In order to follow the mindless procedures and to avoid responsibility you have to suspend critical thinking and intellectual honesty.

    Lack of Integrity—We’re living in the Age of Dishonesty?

    People respond to the Complexity by shutting down critical thinking and intellectual honesty and setting up mindless procedures rather than honestly facing Reality and “working the problem”?

    • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 2:04 am #

      Any relation to Jackson, the “artist” and autist?

      • malthuss September 6, 2016 at 10:34 am #

        At you tube there is a female rapper.
        She raps, ‘Afro Puffs.’

        Dig it.

  41. Pucker September 6, 2016 at 2:21 am #

    “The former middle class of America has lost its ability to absorb anymore smart phones or Kardashian brand Pure Glitz hairspray©. They’re pacing grooves in the faux hardwood floors of their McHomes through reams of unpayable bills trying to stave off the re-po squad while Grandma slips into a diabetic coma.”

    What exactly is JHK trying to say here?

  42. Pucker September 6, 2016 at 2:31 am #

    Is this product like “Afro Sheen”?

    Why would someone prioritize Kardashian Beauty Pure Glitz Hair Spray over Grandma’s insulin?

    Kardashian Beauty Pure Glitz Hair Spray provides intense texture, volume and hold to any hair type in need of a hint of glam. Infused with Black Seed Oil and shine enhancing sparkles, this fast drying volumizing hair spray creates thicker, fuller styles for the ultimate glamorous finish.

    • elysianfield September 6, 2016 at 10:46 am #

      “Infused with Black Seed Oil”

      Puck,
      Your mention of the above “Oil” and the Kardashians in the same paragraph is vaguely pornographic….

  43. Pucker September 6, 2016 at 4:29 am #

    Nationalism may be necessary for good government?

    “…but the English upper classes would not permit their German kings to import outside ministers; indeed, it was sometimes the presence of the German king that spurred the English upper classes to greater energy and a more resolute defense of national prerogatives. Therefore, in the period when new lessons were to be learned, the English upper classes were in a position to learn them and the Spanish were not. Later, when it was necessary to make crucial decisions on which the fate of the social order as well as the empire rested, the English had been trained to make those decisions; the Spanish had not and the series of disastrous wrong choices followed. The choices were wrong only for the nation and the general welfare. The upper classes looked out for themselves, so that each year the chasm between the very rich and the very poor became greater, until it seemed that all Spain was divided between these two extremes. No region of Spain is better equipped to exhibit this differential than Andalucía, which includes both Córdoba and Sevilla, for here the extremes are even greater than in Extremadura. The poor of the two regions are equally poor, but the rich in Andalucía are much richer; Extremadura has produced few noble families and those not of top power. When one speaks of a “grandee of Spain” he visualizes primarily the great families of Andalucía: aloof, arrogant, powerful, indifferent.”

  44. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 8:58 am #

    Joe Biden contradicts Clinton’s account of bin Laden raid decision

    Biden said that only two of the officials President Obama consulted at the time — Leon Panetta, who was serving as CIA director, and then-Defense ­Secretary Robert Gates — gave definitive views on whether to launch the risky Navy SEAL attack on the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

    Biden’s account differs sharply from the recollections of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    Clinton has suggested she was in favor of the raid to go after the al Qaeda leader and touted her role in the process while campaigning for the White House.

    thehill.com/homenews/administration/257430-biden-contradicts-clintons-account-of-bin-laden-raid-deci…

    In fact, it appears that Hillary up until the last moment in the Situation Room, where it was too late to use her innovative Email Server to spread the word around, was not even aware of the impending operation, which by and large ensured the success of the mission.

    She looks pretty shocked that Obama managed to get the best of her:

    i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/04/11/article-0-0BE0432200000578-628_634x443.jpg

    • Yuri Sowryteski September 6, 2016 at 11:57 am #

      Man, you should read Seymore Hersch, The Killing of Bin Laden.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

        How do you know that “conspiratorial” anti-Obama attacks, such as “birther conspiracy” or “Bin Laden Kill” conspiracy were not instigated by Hillary’s very own propaganda machine?

        Like before, the “911-truth” anti-Bush conspiracies, conveniently targeting Bush administration, while giving almost a total pass to Clinton’s.

  45. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    Clinton News Network: Trump tops Clinton 45% to 43% in the new survey

    edition.cnn.com/2016/09/06/_politics-zone-injection/trump-vs-clinton-presidential-polls-election-201…

    You could bet your bottom dollar that the real numbers are at least 10 points higher for Trump.

    • pequiste September 6, 2016 at 10:48 am #

      The problem lies with the Electoral College of the USSA. Irrespective of the popular vote, if Rodan gets the states that ALWAYS vote Democrat coupled with the states that have – cough, cough – less-than-optimally non-corruptible voting methods (everyone remembers FLoriduh’s “hanging chad’s and Bush’s razor thin victory via brother Governor Jeb in 2000, right?) then it doesn’t matter if Trump gets 60% of the popular vote.

      The selection of preznit is therefore in-the-bag ( the bag being Hillary: cough, cough, cough…)

      • FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 11:27 am #

        Well, and who is talking about the popular vote? I am talking about the fact that the results of the population polls damaging to Clinton are allowed to mainstream publications.

        That tells a lot about the shift of consensus among elites.

      • wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 11:29 am #

        Hillary will get the southern states. Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Georgia. Probably all of them. Might be close in Alabama.

        But don’t give up hope for Trump. He still can win all the debates since the moderators do not care about truth. And the media is on Trump’s side, having already given him over $2 Billion in free publicity. The media tears down Clinton, to lessen her lead, because they want a close horse race. They wanted the FBI ruling. When that showed no wrongdoing, they wanted the FBI notes. When that showed there is no there there, they refuse to accept the truth.

        Sometimes when there is smoke, it is only Trump with a smoke machine. Thousands of Muslims dancing on rooftops in NJ! Right…

      • FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 11:31 am #

        I am pretty sure that in expanding circles of American elites Hillary is more and more viewed as a liability and that fact reflects in published polls results

        • Yuri Sowryteski September 6, 2016 at 11:53 am #

          The only American elites I’m aware of read this blog. Perhaps you are referring to the Establishment, our fearless group-think decision makers, on the bridge of the titanic starship “Money”.

  46. manysummits September 6, 2016 at 11:13 am #

    Hello James et al.,

    Just read a book which may be of some help – though it will look like an unlikely source at first. It’s great strength is the brilliance of the author’s research and writing, and the subject – Alexander von Humboldt, the ‘forgotten’ father of environmentalism, and a man who could tell reality from fantasy, the subject of your articles Jim:

    Highest recommendation from yours truly,

    “The Invention of Nature – Alexander von Humboldt’s New World”,

    Andrea Wulf.

  47. Yuri Sowryteski September 6, 2016 at 11:38 am #

    As lapel pins go, it wouldn’t really do to see one on a Democrat or Republican that says, “VOTE!”, would it?

  48. wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    Trump won the Republican presidential nomination, an two months later, on May 18, Trump signed a deal with the Republican National Committee giving him access to a top-notch fundraising operation after not having had one at all through the primaries.

    That same day, Trump’s campaign, now set to receive tens of millions of dollars of other people’s money, finally sent five- and six-figure checks to Trump’s properties for events that had happened months earlier. Meaning that the GOP establishment had not only been defeated, it was now actually paying for that March 15 victory party attended primarily by members of Trump’s Palm Beach country club.

    In all, just shy of $1 million went out the door on May 18. More than $600,000 of that went to Trump-owned businesses, with $423,000 of it going to Mar-a-Lago alone, which hosted that March 15 party, an earlier one on March 1 and a news conference on March 11.

    Trump is a thief who steals with a pen… even more pathetic are those who send him donations.

    • Elrond Hubbard September 7, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      All no doubt true, but Trump isn’t one-quarter the grifter the Clintons are. It requires a lot of self-discipline to build the operation they have and spend their careers turning the public trust to their private benefit without being taken down. If Trump ever heard of of self-discipline he must have forgotten it around the same time as his second wife. His real strengths are opportunism and above all, utter shamelessness.

  49. wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    As of Tuesday morning, Kaepernick had the most popular jersey in the entire NFL, ahead of Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

    The silent majority is expressing its support for the American patriotic tradition of silent nonviolent protest

  50. Cold N. Holefield September 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Yeah, about those NFL Jerseys — how come the shallow, narcissistic, self-righteous Kaepernick isn’t protesting the exploitation of Child Labor in the making of his popular Jersey? Instead, he’s protesting an intangible lie.

    Look at wpa celebrating the popularity of Jerseys made by Slave Children. You’re a real Sicko, wpa. Such a hypocrite. AT least The Donald, if he’s to be believed, will have those Jerseys made in America again by that increasingly unemployed & unproductive Silent Majority you herald.

    On Those New NFL Nike Jerseys – The Kid That Made Yours Got Paid $1.25 Today

    On average, the person that made that fancy new Nike NFL jersey you are salivating over was paid $1.25 a day for doing so. Have a think about that for a second. Considering most of them work seven days a week, that’s $8.75 a week, $35 a month or $420 a year. If the average person that made that NFL jersey you are considering buying saved their entire wages for a year they would be able to afford four of those same jerseys.

    If you are one of those ignorant Muppets that believes that $1.25 is a good salary in a third world country, incorrect. In July 2000 Jim Keady, a researcher who has campaigned against Nike’s slavery shops, lived with Nike factory workers in Indonesia. He reported that

    “I lived under conditions they lived in and on the wages they paid – $1.25 a day. I lost 25lbs in a month in a rat-infested slum in Tangerang, Indonesia, home to tens of thousands of the women and men who produce the Nike sneakers adored by so many athletes and consumers.”

    • volodya September 6, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      If the impoverishment of the American working class is the argument against the viability of the globalist agenda, the misery of the third world work-force (that replaces the formerly employed American) is its flip-side.

      That the globalist agenda is a calamitous flop is no secret, zero interest rates being the most benign symptom, burning insurrections and multitudes on the move all over the planet its most pernicious.

      But the globalist will insist with all their might that their way is the way forward, their lackeys in Fed-inflated coastal American bubble-lands will hold up their smart phone and smilingly assert that they are living proof of the beneficence of the globalist, that open borders is enlightenment, that the closed minded, walled up xenophobe is the way of the bloody, nationalist past.

      Except that the well-fed denizen of the bubble-land hasn’t yet experienced the influx of millions of desperate and terrified people on his door-step, what’s happening over yonder hasn’t bothered him at all. The few thousand Syrian refugees are getting dumped in some out of the way small town. The millions of illegal Hispanics live in the shadows, they toil in fields in the sun-baked country-side where the uplifted citizen of the world would never think of going.

      The people in his own country that got ruined by offshoring he dismisses as morons. That they dare complain about their situation is unseemly, the more strident are obviously fascists in the making. And besides, they had it coming.

      Of course, Deutsche Bank is some square-head outfit from somewhere else, the sunk shipping company – whose name he can’t pronounce – is from some exotic far-eastern locale. Out of sight, out of mind. Ignorance is bliss.

    • ZrCrypDiK September 9, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

      OMFG – sports?!>,. (heh)

      Idiots – slave labor *OVER THERE* – NO MO FORESTS.

      You idiots! Once the Amazon/etc is GONE – That’s *IT*. (U don’t get it)

  51. volodya September 6, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    It appears from a couple of polls – CNN, Fox – that Trump and Hillary are about even.

    If the Libertarian and Green vote disperses to either Trump or Hillary I think that the large majority of the Lib vote goes to Trump and the Green to Hillary. Trouble for Hillary in this case as the Lib vote is a lot larger than the Green.

    Seeing as a week in politics is an eternity (and especially so with Trump) I have no crystal ball. So I’m not making predictions.

    I mean, who knows what comes out of Trump’s blow-hole, who knows what the Russkis hacked from one of Hillary’s many leaky servers and are waiting to unleash on an unsuspecting U.S. public? Hillary is so despised that if Trump keeps a leash on his mouth, if he has a sane month, Trump wins. The unbelievable could become fact, the Pentagon would be in contingency mode.

    OTOH, if Deutsche Bank goes tits, if D bank takes its counter-parties down the drain with it, if Italy’s rotten banking system rolls onto its side, if Greece devolves into insurrection, if a couple more Muslim outrages in France or the U.S. erupt, who knows how the landscape changes. Martial law? Maybe a night of the Generals? A coup in Greece? Grexit? French right-wing death squads taking it to Muslim neighborhoods?

  52. volodya September 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Maybe Assange could keep something particularly nasty about Hillary as a bargaining chip to get out of the hole he’s hiding in. No secret after all that Hillary is the Oligarch candidate.

    Assange could say, let me go unmolested to Ecuador, make sure the Brit police do not inspect this particular car I’ll be hiding in, make sure I’m expedited through the airport, and this incriminating turd about Hillary stays under wraps.

    Of course, like Snowden, Assange will be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life, a CIA snatch team being his greatest fear. A Russian hit team a close second, the Russians of course having no use for people like Assange. If I were Snowden I’d be looking to up-sticks too. And soon, and stay on the move. Tell Putin that he will be a very, very good boy from here on in and please leave him alone.

  53. Cold N. Holefield September 6, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

    If Kaepernick really wants to protest something, he should protest being what he is — a venue, collectively along with his colleagues, for the Pentagon to Promote & Advertise blowing up, and destroying the lives of, Brown, Black & Yellow people the world over. Colin and his fellow athletes are metaphorical Billboards for Imperialistic Wars & Hegemony.

    Sorry, but the Super Bowl Promotes War

    With its huge advertising budget, the Pentagon’s turning war into just another game.

    The idea that there is anything questionable about coating a sporting event in military promotion is the furthest thing from the minds of most viewers of the Super Bowl. That the military’s purpose is to kill and destroy, that it’s recent major wars have eventually been opposed as bad decisions from the start by a majority of Americans, just doesn’t enter into it. On the contrary, the military publicly questions whether it should be associating with a sports league whose players hit their wives and girlfriends too much.

    The progressive view of the Super Bowl in the United States questions the racism directed at a black quarterback, the concussions of a violent sport that damages the brains of too many of its players (and perhaps even the recruitment of new players from the far reaches of the empire to take their place), sexist treatment of cheerleaders or women in commercials, and perhaps even the disgusting materialism of some of the commercials. But not the militarism. The announcers thank “the troops” for watching from “over 175 countries” and nobody pauses, sets down their beer and dead animal flesh, and asks whether 175 countries might be too many to have U.S. troops in right now.

    The idea the Super Bowl promotes is that war is more or less like football, only better. I was happy to help get a TV show canceled that turned war into a reality game. There is still some resistance to that idea that can be tapped in the U.S. public. But I suspect it’s eroding.

    The NFL doesn’t just want the military’s (our) money. It wants the patriotism, the nationalism, the fervent blind loyalty, the unthinking passion, the personal identification, a love for the players to match love of troops — and with similar willingness to throw them under a bus.

    The military doesn’t just want the sheer numbers of viewers attracted to the Super Bowl. It wants wars imagined as sporting events between teams, rather than horrific crimes perpetrated on people in their homes and villages. It wants us thinking of Afghanistan not as a 15-year disaster, murder-spree, or counter-productive SNAFU, but as a competition gone into double quadruple overtime despite the visiting team being down 84 points and attempting an impossible comeback.

    The military wants chants of “USA!” that fill a stadium. It wants role models and heroes and local connections to potential recruits. It wants kids who can’t make it to the pros in football or another sport to think they’ve got the inside track to something even better and more meaningful.

    I really wish they did.

  54. KesaAnna September 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm #

    ” In case you’re wondering, the reason we’re subject to all these repetitions of The Star Spangled Banner is not for love-of-country but something quite the opposite: the fear that its promises are empty. ”

    Indeed ? Is that something new ?

    Among the tyrannies the colonists were pissed about, which didn’t get much mention in Thomas Jefferson’s carefully crafted propaganda exercise ;

    — the crown was trying to limit expansion beyond the Appalachian mountains , and was generally trying to take a more moderate line toward the Indians .

    — the Crown did not want to completely dispossess and disenfranchise French Catholic Canadians .

    In other words, self-restraint and moderation and the most miserly regard for the other were deemed tyrannies.

    I don’t mind admitting that the South wanted to leave the Union in order to keep slavery.
    Go right ahead and beat the anti-slavery drum.

    — Because that STILL leaves the question ; But why did the U.S. go to war ? Why not a peaceful divorce ?

    Oh , for the sake of those poor slaves, thousands had to die and an entire region had to be put to the torch !

    The way to assimilate blacks into the American mainstream is to kill thousands of whites , while emphasizing this slaughter of brothers, sons, husbands and friends , is in behalf of these blacks !

    After all of that, the reaction is bound to be love and understanding !

    Suuuuurrre , that’s a plausible narrative !

    Iraq was nothing new either .

    The very worst that could be said about Spain in 1898 was that it was doing a crappy job of running its colonies of Cuba and the Philippines , which was not really surprising given those colonies weren’t really profitable anymore, and Spanish boys weren’t really eager to go over there and get their heads blown off for the sake of some Spanish Grandee’s profits in sugar and cigars.

    But in what manner was that the U.S. concern ? Especially given we certainly didn’t go into Cuba or the Philippines to liberate them ?

    A greater mystery than who was the man in the iron mask, is why did the USS Maine blow up ? To this day the evidence is ambiguous. And so it certainly was then.

    Not to mention that from day one of that war Spain was practically begging for peace.

    The Naval battles of the Spanish-American war were so one-sided it was ( or it should have been ) downright embarrassing — but for the American victors , not the Spanish losers.
    Because it was so blatantly and nakedly obvious that it amounted to a 30 year old beating up an 8 year old.

    Was there really so much to choose between the British and Austrian Empires that the united states had to get involved ?
    ( Quick, buttonhole the nearest 7th grader and ask him / her, ” What was the name of the evil tyrant who ruled the evil Austrian Empire in 1914 ? )

    So much for the disgraceful mess that was WW I.

    Dare I critique the sacred crusade that was WW II ?

    Delivering half of Europe and half of Asia up to the tender mercies of Stalin and Mao ( a significant number of whose residents were non-white by the way )
    constituted a great victory for liberty, equality, and fraternity !

    Give me a break .

    It’s always been a bloody, greedy empire . A cruel , mocking , frankly deceptive caricature of the ideas that supposedly inspire it.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      The correct response to the famous, “My Country right or wrong” is Yes, my Country right or wrong – if right, to be kept right; if wrong, to be put right. The Left wants to tip over the whole table and eat popcorn while “we” (not them – or so they think) are slaughtered by various tribes of client or wild orcs.

    • jhon September 6, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

      History proves that whatever an empire does abroad, it will bring it home with a vengeance…

      jus saying”’

    • BackRowHeckler September 7, 2016 at 12:35 am #

      An interesting take on American political and military history, KA.

      By any chance are you a fan of Noam Chomsky?

      brh

  55. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

    A good comedy of 2016 elections

    All America, all TV channels are dying from laughter, telling about Bastinda’s assistants smashing her mobile phones with a hammer, and about Bernie Sanders, who has become a laughingstock and whipping boy after he “endorsed” Hillary Clinton.

  56. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    American Greatest Triumph of Democracy and Freedom of Speech comes back to bite Hillary over the ass

    The newspaper “Washington Post” had to refute a very popular story that Jerry Zeifman, immediate supervisor of Hillary Clinton in Rodino commission that investigated President Nixon’s involvement in the bugging of the Democratic National Committee, was forced to fire her for violating every conceivable laws and ethical standards.

    And in the process of refutation, they recognize that he did make such a statement. Also in the process of reading the article gives the impression that the members of this scandal, known as the Watergate scandal, were recently exposed to pro-Clinton’s pressure and yet they continue to testify against her.

    This impression is reinforced when we remember that this is the newspaper that untwisted the Watergate scandal, when the agent with pornographic nickname “Deep Throat” came to the chief editor and talked about eavesdropping by the Republicans on Democratic National Committee.

    New York Times, for example, then disdained the story, and Trump is now denied the “Washington Post” accreditation, and it will be very funny if in the near future, it turns out that Hillary Clinton was the agent by the code-name “Deep Throat”.

    washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/09/06/the-zombie-claim-that-hillary-clinton-was-fired-d…

  57. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Dumping of Hillary is in full swing, and there is even a suspicion that not only Bastinda is getting dumped, but the entire Western Black Project. I certainly understand that this impression is false and dumping of any serious Western Project without war, at least civil, is impossible.

    And it is early to write off Hillary – I would remind that she has already once been written off on the New Year’s Eve of 2013, and she then came back and screwed everyone who has buried her. Burying witches is an ungrateful job.

    But now the international factor has intervened, as what Obama underwent such humiliation at the G-20 summit is undoubtedly connected with the Hillary Clinton coup.

    Leaders of other nations could not show more clearly that they know about this coup d’etat, and that President Obama takes no decisions and represents no one. Meanwhile, on the eve of “endorsement” of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama’s popularity has grown by leaps and bounds and has reached unprecedented heights.

  58. fodase September 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

    here’s your typical lawless lefty hillary supporter stealing a trump sign from a law-abiding citizen. just like hillary steals from the country and tries to silence free speech. what despicable folks. i don’t like virtually anything wpa (may the peace of Jehovah be upon him) says, but I’ll let him spout off all he wants all day long. who knows, he may be right once in a while.

    breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/09/06/man-booby-traps-trump-sign-protect-thieves/

  59. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

    Main event at the G-20 was undoubtedly the fact that almost all the leaders of major countries have clearly shown that they are aware of Hillary’s palace coup and Obama to them is not the president, but a Hillary puppet. That is to say that on this forum he does not represent anyone and can’t solve anything.

    Of course this had a definite impact on the election campaign. Americans just not able to believe what had happened, and their response is a bit slow. Besides the only way to restore respect for America and for the American President as an institution is to punish a woman whose intrigues trampled that institution into mud, and to do that they need the whole world to recognize that in America palace coups do happen.

  60. FincaInTheMountains September 6, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

    Dumping of Hillary is becoming increasingly evident, and yet another reason for this was the election in Germany, that “zero out” the main ally of Hillary in Europe, Angela Merkel.

    But there were in addition to demarches some serious results. For example, Russia supported China on the issue of the islands in the South China Sea, which means that the decision of the international arbitration court on these islands, the future head of the State Department can turn over and hang on his wall as a decorative ornament.

    Then comes Putin’s meeting with Theresa May, Prime Minister of Great Britain, which is in the process of “Shakespearian” review of its 300-year-old policy on Islam. And the more BBC shouts that during that meeting she had Putin under pressure in connection with the bombing of Syrian Islamists, the more we reminded that the initiator of this meeting was Theresa May after a few years of the British boycott of Putin’s Russia, associated with the mythical Polonium poisoning of Litvinenko.

    And no doubt that act of surrender of Saudi Arabia is associated with this, which in the 90’s brought down the economy of historical Russia (USSR), according to the US request to increase oil production and thereby lower the price of oil, but this time it was ruined itself. Low oil prices dragged down the global economy, and to Britain after Brexit it is the main problem.

    ibtimes.co.uk/commodities-round-oil-spikes-saudi-russian-g20-agreement-market-stability-1579747

    forbes.com/sites/timdaiss/2016/08/30/saudi-arabia-burns-through-foreign-reserves-as-oil-prices-tank/…

  61. wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

    48% Hillary Clinton

    42% Donald Trump

    (updated 38 minutes ago)

    If you believe the race is tightening based on one or two polls, you are a chump who allows the MSM media to run over you.

    The above numbers show a consistent Clinton lead from hundreds of polls which reveal a very clear and unmistakable trend line. Hillary is winning. The Donald is losing. There aren’t enough angry old white racist men to elect The Donald. Sorry, Volodya, it is not your year. There will be 16 more years of Obama’s policies, and 16 years of Clinton women in the White House.

    • Florida Power September 7, 2016 at 9:35 am #

      A while back Bernie was the nominee according to your calculations.
      You may wish to calibrate your measuring devices.

      On second thought, keep it up. If by some odd quirk of nature your posts create the opposite of your desires — akin to the butterfly taking wing in the Amazon causing a hurricane — then by all means continue, nay, increase the volume!

  62. wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    House Republicans are helping Hillary become president by opening a ninth congressional investigation into emails, giving more publicity to both Hillary and the Republican FBI Director who cleared her.

    None of the previous eight investigation amounted to anything. Now they will waste more millions of taxpayer money for a ninth.

    “Les va a salir el tiro por la culata.”

    We live in historic times. The First Black President followed by the First Woman President.

  63. rapier September 6, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

    Every US public official wears a flag lapel pin because otherwise they would be attacked as unpatriotic, or worse. Not that it helps as every Democrat is assumed to be a traitor by what is laughably called Conservatives, more and more of whom are just about ready to start assassinating them and anyone else who isn’t ‘white’.

    Don’t get me wrong, Liberals are useless and at heart the prosperity for everyone dream is an impossible liberal project. Which explains their embrace of endless cheap credit and money printing and belief in Modern Monetary Theory, or money for nothing which is worth nothing will make everyone prosperous.

    Still that’s all a rather benign sort of dream in comparison to the dream for a return to black chattel slavery or at least the resentment which nags tens of millions every hour of their lives that it didn’t continue because of a war that ended 150+ years ago.

    Anyway back to the lapel pin.The insistence by one side that it is on display renders it’s symbolism meaningless. A perfect metaphor for the American ideal. The clinging to meaningless symbols as accepted as the very pinnacle of being an American.

  64. HowardBeale September 6, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    So I find myself wondering: If I claim to be an American, what exactly am I? And whom would I be in league with, and for what futile purpose?

    “Please accept my resignation. I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member.”

    ~Groucho

    • Janos Skorenzy September 6, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      You only ask questions like that after you’ve renounced large parts of your identity – such as Race, History, and Culture. Obviously political identity is empty without those.

  65. wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

    President Obama makes history again… Muslim advocates hailed Qureshi’s nomination.

    “I commend President Obama for taking this important step in continuing to pick the best and brightest from every community to serve as part of our nation’s judiciary,” said Farhana Khera, executive director of Muslim Advocates, a legal advocacy organization. “A judiciary that reflects the rich diversity of our nation helps ensure the fair and just administration of the law, and it is vital for American Muslims to be included. Mr. Qureshi’s profound commitment to the rule of law and justice for people of all backgrounds makes him an exceptional nominee.”

    It’s not necessarily a dead end for Qureshi. There’s always a chance his nomination could move in the lame duck Congress, when chaos tends to erupt. And if Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wins in November, she could very well re-nominate him to the same seat in 2017. There have been rumblings about Qureshi’s nomination for months. He is currently a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP.

    • jhon September 6, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

      “Wishing doesn’t make it so.” – Ayn Rand

  66. BackRowHeckler September 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm #

    Jeez, more Clowns spotted, in the Piedmont area of SC.

    Parents are getting nervous.

    I might have seen one this morning on Asylum Avenue where it goes into Farmington Avenue, headed east, about 4:15 am, amongst the strange creatures one sees out on these city streets early in the morning before the sun come up, Vampires, Venutians, Hookers, Drug Addicts, Drunks, Lizard People, Ghouls and yes Creepy Clowns. He glanced back at me and ducked into an alley, this clown. It was a long night.

    There’s a new evil clown movie coming out and I’m wondering if this might be part of some national promotion. In any case it might not be too healthy to dress up like a clown and creep around at night, if this is indeed what’s happening. Clowns seem to have no fear, but they cause plenty of fear in others. And even if these clowns are harmless, they might portend something coming down on us which isn’t quite so harmless: The Clown Apocalypse.

    brh

    • malthuss September 7, 2016 at 2:21 am #

      Was that you in the bushes? Its a little early for Halloween candy.

  67. wpa_ccc September 6, 2016 at 11:52 pm #

    DALLAS MORNING NEWS SLAMS TRUMP

    The Dallas Morning News, which has endorsed the Republican nominee in every presidential election since 1964, lambasted real estate mogul Donald Trump in a scathing editorial published Tuesday.

    Listing the businessman’s transgressions against traditional conservative orthodoxy, including the principles of individual liberty, economic conservatism and a stronger national defense, the paper’s editorial board argued that Trump is “no Republican and certainly no conservative.”

    “We have no interest in a Republican nominee for whom all principles are negotiable, nor in a Republican Party that is willing to trade away principle for pursuit of electoral victory,” the editorial said.

    “Trump doesn’t reflect Republican ideals of the past; we are certain he shouldn’t reflect the GOP of the future,” the editorial added. “Donald Trump is not qualified to serve as president and does not deserve your vote.”

  68. FincaInTheMountains September 7, 2016 at 4:47 am #

    A new era has begun with the words: This is our country, this is our airport!

    That’s usually how the president of one exceptional country exits his presidential plane:

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/ivanov_su/9912537/51715/51715_800.jpg

    And this is how he exited in China this time:

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/ivanov_su/9912537/50966/50966_800.jpg

    Indeed Trump has a project, under the main slogan of his election campaign: “Make America great again!” This is a very good slogan for the American people, I do not argue.

    But what in the world it has to do with interests of Russia?!

    But Russia, without throwing words in the wind, is realizing not just ideological, but international socio-political project of returning of Christianity as the foundation of all relationships.

    The strength really lies not in US power, but in the Truth of God’s power!

    At the same time, somehow “broken” Russia has everything you need to recognize the power of God in a state of full combat readiness.

  69. Florida Power September 7, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Regarding the national anthem brouhaha:

    CK was correct to kneel but the reasons were a hodgepodge of platitudes. The issue with the anthem is that musically it sucks. Compare to the German National Anthem — composed by Haydn and adopted officially in 1922. Now that’s an anthem!

    I propose a new anthem contest open to established living American composers — preferably those with tendency toward atonality. In fact make it entirely un-hummable, like musical sandpaper that wipes away the typical tonic-dominant-subdominant tyranny. At least then we would no longer be subject to the moronic faux virtuosity of pop stars channeling Mahalia Jackson.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 7, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      Or, we could create a new Hip Hop National Anthem where everyone grabs their crotch instead of putting their hand on their heart. It’d be more fitting & appropriate & less hypocritical.

      Or better yet, how about no National Anthem, but especially no National Anthem at sporting events except NASCAR Events.

      • pequiste September 7, 2016 at 11:21 am #

        Irrespective of my prior issues with you Cold;

        I salute you for your outstanding suggestion about the replacement “hip-hop” anthem with requisite crotch grab. WOW just WOW.

        Could always suggest Tupac’s Gettin’ Money as a great anthem for that community.

        Additionally here is a story from Kalifornia that shows the big wheel of Karma is on the move and in the right direction:

        foxnews.com/us/2016/09/06/calif-university-latest-to-establish-black-only-housing.html

  70. elysianfield September 7, 2016 at 12:20 pm #

    “Schrödinger did not wish to promote the idea of dead-and-alive cats as a serious possibility; on the contrary, he intended the example to illustrate the absurdity of the existing view of quantum mechanics.”

    I do not understand Quantum Mechanics…it is not my field, and I am ignorant. What I see in Quantum Mechanic theory is convoluted, inductive reasoning taken to the extreme…I’ve read various books on Quantum Mechanics, and I’ve read Hawking…Wave Theory? Negative energy, infinite parallel universes? All inductive.

    Quantum theory proposes…classical physics disposes…

    It has been said that there are no more than a handful of humans on Earth that actually understand Quantum Mechanics…It is fortunate that, of those few, two have contributed on this blog…Finc and Dannyboy.

    Is Quantum mechanics theory the modern day Alchemy?

    • volodya September 7, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

      What I’ve read is that quantum mechanics works spectacularly well empirically.

      So does Einsteinian Relativity (as much as that bugs anti-Jew Nazis).

      The problem of course is that nobody can yet figure out a way to reconcile relativity with quantum mechanics.

      String theory was thought to be one way but they’ve been thrashing away at it for decades and they can’t even come up with anything testable. Looks to me like a dead end.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 7, 2016 at 1:28 pm #

      The Physics in general studies movement of particles through space (or space-time continuum in case of General Theory of Relativity – GTR). So there is always a least two important components in physical processes: the moving particles and the space itself.

      By “space” physics – classical as well as Quantum – presumes the continues manifold of infinitely-small “points” that in a sense do not have any definite geometrical shape and each “point” could be surrounded by infinite number of other points.

      The most important quality of physical space is that it has a notion of “distance” between any two “points” and the notion of “straight line” – the shortest possible trajectory between any two points. Almost all modern geometries, including curved time-space Riemann geometry used in GTR, allow only a single straight line connecting any two points.

      If, in fact, it is not entirely true and the space actually is a dense packing of very small, but finite number of “cells” with a particular geometrical shape – like a honeycomb packed with hexagonally-shaped cells, or even a much simpler square cells – like city blocks in Manhattan – we’ll get a completely different geometry – it’s actually called a “Manhattan Geometry” where there are many, but still finite number of straight lines connecting any two points – obviously, there are much more than a single route the taxi cab traveling in Manhattan could take to travel exact same distance through the city blocks.

      Since any physical particles are very lazy and tries always to take the shortest path between two points (many, if not all, physical laws are based on that principle), the particle in such geometry will acquire stochastic qualities which are attributed not to particle itself, but to physical space through which it is traveling.

      Copenhagen Interpretation currently does not consider such possibility and assign probabilities to particle measurements only.

      • beantownbill. September 7, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

        Quantum Mechanics does seem like alchemy, although unlike alchemy, QM is for real. When Einstein first came out with Relativity Theory, it appeared counterintuitive, but it isn’t. The backbone of the theory is that the speed of light in a vacuum is constant no matter how fast you are going. If you are in a car going 50 mph and another car passes you at 80 mph, you feel it as going 30 mph when passing. That is intuitive. That’s because the difference between reference frames of the two cars is 30 mph.

        The speed of light is 186,000 miles per second.If you were traveling at 100,000 mps and a beam of light passes you at 186,000 mps, it doesn’t appear to go by you at 86,000 mps, it still measures 186k/mps. If you were traveling at 50k/mps, light will still measure 186k/mps, because it’s speed in a vacuum in all reference frames is constant. Really, this is mind-blowing.

        It took a man with almost unsurpassed intelligence to figure this out.
        QM is the same way – it takes an exceptionally strong intelligence to figure this out from scratch. You or I most likely couldn’t do it.

        QM and relativity are currently incompatable because the force of gravity can’t yet be reconciled to both theories together. Even Einstein couldn’t figure that out, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. The holy grail of physics is to find a new theory that reconciles both ways of thinking – a grand unification theory (GUT). It is getting closer to being worked out. It’s just a matter of time.

        • FincaInTheMountains September 7, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

          “It’s just a matter of time.”

          Not under current “scientific” principle of shut up and calculate. We haven’t made any major scientific breakthrough for over 40 years now.

          Not so sure that Einstein could get his works published or even considered under current academic establishment.

        • elysianfield September 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

          Finc and Bill,
          Thank you for those replys…thoughtful and showing much effort. My problem with QM isn’t necessarily that I don’t understand what is on the printed page, it is that I am disposed to dismiss what I am reading…I look at their methods/logic and refuse to believe them. Again, it is just theory, and could be a dead-end. I know I am foolish in this belief, but I cannot get over my predisposition to call bullshit on some of the more esoteric avenues that are presented as explanations for the very improbable…they appear to be flailing in the dark.

          That said, I believe in the Moon Landing, Atom Bombs that work, that Aircraft brought down the towers…with minor argument, I would even accept the concept of female orgasms…but here, again, I am treading on thin ice….

          • dannyboy September 12, 2016 at 8:33 am #

            elysianfield,

            I do understand the limitations that you feel from studying The Quantum Field from books.

            Direct experience of The Unified Field of All The Laws of Nature is, of course the more direct route.

            The books are just markers. The map is not the destination.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 7, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

        The whole idea of space is offensive and subversive. There is no “space”. What seems to be space is really a sea of energy. Material objects in contrast, are far more empty, relative voids in the sea of fullness.

  71. Janos Skorenzy September 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

    Did the Washington Generals play to win? Yes! They won by losing, much as Mainstream Republicans.

    washingtongeneralsfan.blogspot.com/2011/06/do-washington-generals-play-to-win.html

  72. volodya September 7, 2016 at 1:39 pm #

    So the latest batch of general election polls according to RealClearPolitics show Donald and Hillary about even when put up against one another plus Johnson and Stein. All the polls show Hillary with a slight edge (2%) but if you ask a pollster, they would call it a statistical dead heat.

    So WSJ sez a Trump presidency isn’t far fetched. Think about it. Wouldn’t THAT be something. Imagine the Sunday morning punditry. Does anyone watch those zombies anymore?

    An editorial from Investor’s Business Daily sez has Hillary is pre-blaming her Nov loss on Russian meddling. Hilarious. What’s she doing, preparing the ground for a court challenge to invalidate a Donald win?

  73. capt spaulding September 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Crazy things are happening in this country of ours. I have never seen an election quite like this. The choices seem to be between a man who has mental (lets be nice) difficulties, and a woman who has sold out to the powers that be. As far as the electorate goes, there is no winner, only different degrees of losers. With Trump, there is no telling what madness will issue forth if he is elected. With Hillary, the one thing I know that she will do is to allow hundred of thousands more illegal immigrants into the country to the detriment of everybody who already lives here. That, along with allowing every Goldman Sachs-type company to continue with their activities of buying congressional legislation wholesale, will further send this nation into into a spiral of decline which will result in a world quite unlike what we have grown up in. All you have to decide as far as this election is whether you would rather be shot or hung. I would say a lot more, but if you are like me, you will skip over the long winded posts that appear here. Adios.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 7, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      Trump just gave a pretty good National Security speech. I particularly liked his notion of using Military Industrial facilities as a driving force for technological and general industrial development of the Nation.

    • elysianfield September 7, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

      Captain,
      All things considered, I’d rather be hung…sounds better. On another note, before you leave, is your site moniker referencing a character in a Marx Bros. film, or is it a coincidence?

    • Janos Skorenzy September 7, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

      This article is rocking the Conservative sphere. The simple Truth. Trump is the last chance – and even if succeeds, America will never be what it was because of their betrayal. The author has chosen to remain anonymous, but it’s very well written and their name will no doubt be revealed sooner or later.

      2016 is the Flight 93 election: charge the cockpit or you die. You may die anyway. You–or the leader of your party–may make it into the cockpit and not know how to fly or land the plane. There are no guarantees.

      Except one: if you don’t try, death is certain. To compound the metaphor: a Hillary Clinton presidency is Russian Roulette with a semi-auto. With Trump, at least you can spin the cylinder and take your chances.

      To ordinary conservative ears, this sounds histrionic. The stakes can’t be that high because they are never that high–except perhaps in the pages of Gibbon. Conservative intellectuals will insist that there has been no “end of history” and that all human outcomes are still possible. They will even–as Charles Kesler does–admit that America is in “crisis.” But how great is the crisis? Can things really be so bad if eight years of Obama can be followed by eight more of Hillary, and yet Constitutionalist conservatives can still reasonably hope for a restoration of our cherished ideals? Cruz in 2024!

      Not to pick (too much) on Kesler, who is less unwarrantedly optimistic than most conservatives. And who, at least, poses the right question: Trump or Hillary? Though his answer–“even if [Trump] had chosen his policies at random, they would be sounder than Hillary’s”–is unwarrantedly ungenerous. The truth is that Trump articulated, if incompletely and inconsistently, the right stances on the right issues–immigration, trade, and war–right from the beginning.

      But let us back up. One of the paradoxes–there are so many–of conservative thought over the last decade at least is the unwillingness even to entertain the possibility that America and the West are on a trajectory toward something very bad. On the one hand, conservatives routinely present a litany of ills plaguing the body politic. Illegitimacy. Crime. Massive, expensive, intrusive, out-of-control government. Politically correct McCarthyism. Ever-higher taxes and ever-deteriorating services and infrastructure. Inability to win wars against tribal, sub-Third-World foes. A disastrously awful educational system that churns out kids who don’t know anything and, at the primary and secondary levels, can’t (or won’t) discipline disruptive punks, and at the higher levels saddles students with six figure debts for the privilege. And so on and drearily on. Like that portion of the mass where the priest asks for your private intentions, fill in any dismal fact about American decline that you want and I’ll stipulate it.

      Conservatives spend at least several hundred million dollars a year on think-tanks, magazines, conferences, fellowships, and such, complaining about this, that, the other, and everything. And yet these same conservatives are, at root, keepers of the status quo. Oh, sure, they want some things to change. They want their pet ideas adopted–tax deductions for having more babies and the like. Many of them are even good ideas. But are any of them truly fundamental? Do they get to the heart of our problems?

      If conservatives are right about the importance of virtue, morality, religious faith, stability, character and so on in the individual; if they are right about sexual morality or what came to be termed “family values”; if they are right about the importance of education to inculcate good character and to teach the fundamentals that have defined knowledge in the West for millennia; if they are right about societal norms and public order; if they are right about the centrality of initiative, enterprise, industry, and thrift to a sound economy and a healthy society; if they are right about the soul-sapping effects of paternalistic Big Government and its cannibalization of civil society and religious institutions; if they are right about the necessity of a strong defense and prudent statesmanship in the international sphere–if they are right about the importance of all this to national health and even survival, then they must believe–mustn’t they?–that we are headed off a cliff.

      But it’s quite obvious that conservatives don’t believe any such thing, that they feel no such sense of urgency, of an immediate necessity to change course and avoid the cliff. A recent article by Matthew Continetti may be taken as representative–indeed, almost written for the purpose of illustrating the point. Continetti inquires into the “condition of America” and finds it wanting. What does Continetti propose to do about it? The usual litany of “conservative” “solutions,” with the obligatory references to decentralization, federalization, “civic renewal,” and–of course!–Burke. Which is to say, conservatism’s typical combination of the useless and inapt with the utopian and unrealizable. Decentralization and federalism are all well and good, and as a conservative, I endorse them both without reservation. But how are they going to save, or even meaningfully improve, the America that Continetti describes? What can they do against a tidal wave of dysfunction, immorality, and corruption? “Civic renewal” would do a lot of course, but that’s like saying health will save a cancer patient. A step has been skipped in there somewhere. How are we going to achieve “civic renewal”? Wishing for a tautology to enact itself is not a strategy.

      Continetti trips over a more promising approach when he writes of “stress[ing] the ‘national interest abroad and national solidarity at home’ through foreign-policy retrenchment, ‘support to workers buffeted by globalization,’ and setting ‘tax rates and immigration levels’ to foster social cohesion.” That sounds a lot like Trumpism. But the phrases that Continetti quotes are taken from Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam, both of whom, like Continetti, are vociferously–one might even say fanatically–anti-Trump. At least they, unlike Kesler, give Trump credit for having identified the right stance on today’s most salient issues. Yet, paradoxically, they won’t vote for Trump whereas Kesler hints that he will. It’s reasonable, then, to read into Kesler’s esoteric endorsement of Trump an implicit acknowledgment that the crisis is, indeed, pretty dire. I expect a Claremont scholar to be wiser than most other conservative intellectuals, and I am relieved not to be disappointed in this instance.

      Yet we may also reasonably ask: What explains the Pollyanna-ish declinism of so many others? That is, the stance that Things-Are-Really-Bad–But-Not-So-Bad-that-We-Have-to-Consider-Anything-Really-Different! The obvious answer is that they don’t really believe the first half of that formulation. If so, like Chicken Little, they should stick a sock in it. Pecuniary reasons also suggest themselves, but let us foreswear recourse to this explanation until we have disproved all the others.

      {snip}

      Let’s be very blunt here: if you genuinely think things can go on with no fundamental change needed, then you have implicitly admitted that conservatism is wrong. Wrong philosophically, wrong on human nature, wrong on the nature of politics, and wrong in its policy prescriptions. Because, first, few of those prescriptions are in force today. Second, of the ones that are, the left is busy undoing them, often with conservative assistance. And, third, the whole trend of the West is ever-leftward, ever further away from what we all understand as conservatism.

      {snip}

      More to the point, what has conservatism achieved lately? In the last 20 years? The answer–which appears to be “nothing”–might seem to lend credence to the plea that “our ideas haven’t been tried.” Except that the same conservatives who generate those ideas are in charge of selling them to the broader public. If their ideas “haven’t been tried,” who is ultimately at fault? The whole enterprise of Conservatism, Inc., reeks of failure. Its sole recent and ongoing success is its own self-preservation. Conservative intellectuals never tire of praising “entrepreneurs” and “creative destruction.” Dare to fail! they exhort businessmen. Let the market decide! Except, um, not with respect to us. Or is their true market not the political arena, but the fundraising circuit?

      {snip}

      A Hillary presidency will be pedal-to-the-metal on the entire Progressive-left agenda, plus items few of us have yet imagined in our darkest moments. Nor is even that the worst. It will be coupled with a level of vindictive persecution against resistance and dissent hitherto seen in the supposedly liberal West only in the most “advanced” Scandinavian countries and the most leftist corners of Germany and England. We see this already in the censorship practiced by the Davoisie’s social media enablers; in the shameless propaganda tidal wave of the mainstream media; and in the personal destruction campaigns–operated through the former and aided by the latter–of the Social Justice Warriors. We see it in Obama’s flagrant use of the IRS to torment political opponents, the gaslighting denial by the media, and the collective shrug by everyone else.

      It’s absurd to assume that any of this would stop or slow–would do anything other than massively intensify–in a Hillary administration. It’s even more ridiculous to expect that hitherto useless conservative opposition would suddenly become effective. For two generations at least, the Left has been calling everyone to their right Nazis. This trend has accelerated exponentially in the last few years, helped along by some on the Right who really do seem to merit–and even relish–the label. There is nothing the modern conservative fears more than being called “racist,” so alt-right pocket Nazis are manna from heaven for the Left. But also wholly unnecessary: sauce for the goose. The Left was calling us Nazis long before any pro-Trumpers tweeted Holocaust denial memes. And how does one deal with a Nazi–that is, with an enemy one is convinced intends your destruction? You don’t compromise with him or leave him alone. You crush him.

      So what do we have to lose by fighting back? Only our Washington Generals jerseys–and paychecks. But those are going away anyway. Among the many things the “Right” still doesn’t understand is that the Left has concluded that this particular show need no longer go on. They don’t think they need a foil anymore and would rather dispense with the whole bother of staging these phony contests in which each side ostensibly has a shot.

      If you haven’t noticed, our side has been losing consistently since 1988. We can win midterms, but we do nothing with them. Call ours Hannibalic victories. After the Carthaginian’s famous slaughter of a Roman army at Cannae, he failed to march on an undefended Rome, prompting his cavalry commander to complain: “you know how to win a victory, but not how to use one.” And, aside from 2004’s lackluster 50.7%, we can’t win the big ones at all.

      Because the deck is stacked overwhelmingly against us. I will mention but three ways. First, the opinion-making elements–the universities and the media above all–are wholly corrupt and wholly opposed to everything we want, and increasingly even to our existence. (What else are the wars on “cis-genderism”–formerly known as “nature”–and on the supposed “white privilege” of broke hillbillies really about?) If it hadn’t been abundantly clear for the last 50 years, the campaign of 2015-2016 must surely have made it evident to even the meanest capacities that the intelligentsia–including all the organs through which it broadcasts its propaganda–is overwhelmingly partisan and biased. Against this onslaught, “conservative” media is a nullity, barely a whisper. It cannot be heard above the blaring of what has been aptly called “The Megaphone.”

      Second, our Washington Generals self-handicap and self-censor to an absurd degree. Lenin is supposed to have said that “the best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” But with an opposition like ours, why bother? Our “leaders” and “dissenters” bend over backward to play by the self-sabotaging rules the Left sets for them. Fearful, beaten dogs have more thymos.

      Third and most important, the ceaseless importation of Third World foreigners with no tradition of, taste for, or experience in liberty means that the electorate grows more left, more Democratic, less Republican, less republican, and less traditionally American with every cycle. As does, of course, the U.S. population, which only serves to reinforce the two other causes outlined above. This is the core reason why the Left, the Democrats, and the bipartisan junta (categories distinct but very much overlapping) think they are on the cusp of a permanent victory that will forever obviate the need to pretend to respect democratic and constitutional niceties. Because they are.

      {snip}

      {snip} The sacredness of mass immigration is the mystic chord that unites America’s ruling and intellectual classes. Their reasons vary somewhat. The Left and the Democrats seek ringers to form a permanent electoral majority. They, or many of them, also believe the academic-intellectual lie that America’s inherently racist and evil nature can be expiated only through ever greater “diversity.” The junta of course craves cheaper and more docile labor. It also seeks to legitimize, and deflect unwanted attention from, its wealth and power by pretending that its open borders stance is a form of noblesse oblige. The Republicans and the “conservatives”? Both of course desperately want absolution from the charge of “racism.” For the latter, this at least makes some sense. No Washington General can take the court–much less cash his check–with that epithet dancing over his head like some Satanic Spirit. But for the former, this priestly grace comes at the direct expense of their worldly interests. Do they honestly believe that the right enterprise zone or charter school policy will arouse 50.01% of our newer voters to finally reveal their “natural conservatism” at the ballot box? It hasn’t happened anywhere yet and shows no signs that it ever will. But that doesn’t stop the Republican refrain: more, more, more! No matter how many elections they lose, how many districts tip forever blue, how rarely (if ever) their immigrant vote cracks 40%, the answer is always the same. Just like Angela Merkel after yet another rape, shooting, bombing, or machete attack. More, more, more!

      This is insane. This is the mark of a party, a society, a country, a people, a civilization that wants to die. Trump, alone among candidates for high office in this or in the last seven (at least) cycles, has stood up to say: I want to live. I want my party to live. I want my country to live. I want my people to live. I want to end the insanity.

      Yes, Trump is worse than imperfect. So what? We can lament until we choke the lack of a great statesman to address the fundamental issues of our time–or, more importantly, to connect them. Since Pat Buchanan’s three failures, occasionally a candidate arose who saw one piece: Dick Gephardt on trade, Ron Paul on war, Tom Tancredo on immigration. Yet, among recent political figures–great statesmen, dangerous demagogues, and mewling gnats alike–only Trump-the-alleged-buffoon not merely saw all three and their essential connectivity,but was able to win on them. The alleged buffoon is thus more prudent–more practically wise–than all of our wise-and-good who so bitterly oppose him. This should embarrass them. That their failures instead embolden them is only further proof of their foolishness and hubris.

      Which they self-laud as “consistency”–adherence to “conservative principle,” defined by the 1980 campaign and the household gods of reigning conservative think-tanks. A higher consistency in the service of the national interest apparently eludes them. When America possessed a vast, empty continent and explosively growing industry, high immigration was arguably good policy. (Arguably: Ben Franklin would disagree.) It hasn’t made sense since World War I. Free trade was unquestionably a great boon to the American worker in the decades after World War II. We long ago passed the point of diminishing returns. The Gulf War of 1991 was a strategic victory for American interests. No conflict since then has been. Conservatives either can’t see this–or, worse, those who can nonetheless treat the only political leader to mount a serious challenge to the status quo (more immigration, more trade, more war) as a unique evil.

      {snip}

      The election of 2016 is a test–in my view, the final test–of whether there is any virtù left in what used to be the core of the American nation. If they cannot rouse themselves simply to vote for the first candidate in a generation who pledges to advance their interests, and to vote against the one who openly boasts that she will do the opposite (a million more Syrians, anyone?), then they are doomed. They may not deserve the fate that will befall them, but they will suffer it regardless.

      • tucsonspur September 7, 2016 at 4:26 pm #

        Yes, but allow me to make it short and sweet. We all know that Trump wants to build a wall. But this is what it really comes down to; TRUMP IS THE WALL! The wall against the onslaught of what the Left would bring.

  74. volodya September 7, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    About the crotch grab, don’t laugh, the word “testify” comes from the Latin word for testicle. Apparently Romans held their testicles as a sign of truthfulness when bearing witness. At least that’s one version. Others scoff. No matter, it’s a good story.

    Raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth yadda yadda? No, grab your crotch …

  75. volodya September 7, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

    You can’t make this shit up, California State University is offering segregated housing for Black students, you know, a “safe space”. So, the obvious question, if it’s ok for Black kids, it has to be ok for White kids. If “safe spaces” for Black kids passes muster, so they can be sheltered from micro-aggression, why not “safe spaces” for White kids so they can be safe from, I dunno, what would you call it, macro- aggression? While we’re at it, why not segregated housing for Muslims, where they can be sheltered too from all this stuff but not only that but also PORK PRODUCTS. And ALCOHOL. And what about Hispanics and let’s not forget those people that had two continents ripped out from under their feet, the Native Indians. Sure, Diversity, just as long as all these diversities don’t have to rub shoulders.

    • elysianfield September 7, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

      V,
      Sooo, segregation works? What an admission of failure by the multi-culturists. Can this “new” concept be scaled? It is currently practiced sub-rosa in the majority of neighborhoods that represent those financially able to self-segregate…deeds, not words. Anyone want to wager on how safe the segregated black dorms will prove after a few months? Short of visiting Der Sturmer, SBPDL, or other “alternative” sites, how would we know?

    • wpa_ccc September 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

      “Sure, Diversity, just as long as all these diversities don’t have to rub shoulders.” –volodya

      The whole point of multiculturalism is VOLUNTARY rubbing shoulders… or VOLUNTARY not rubbing shoulders. Respecting individual freedom and appreciating diversity.

      The whole point of apartheid/Jim Crow is FORCED segregation, with shootings, bombings, lynchings for those who want to rub shoulders. Forced apartheid does not respect individual freedom, does not support diversity.

      Is that so hard to understand? All-Black housing that is voluntary is very different from all-Black housing that is forced with punishment for violations of forced segregation.

      I respect freedom… that is why I support diversity and multiculturalism.

      • elysianfield September 7, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

        “Is that so hard to understand? All-Black housing that is voluntary is very different from all-Black housing that is forced with punishment for violations of forced segregation.”

        Wpac,
        Is this so hard to understand; All white housing, voluntary, cannot be permitted(Racist!)…why all black? All black housing, by definition, is forced segregation against the whites who would like to cohabit with the blacks. Tell me the difference between Jim Crow and the proposed segregated dorms. If I want to hang with DeShawn and Cleotis, who will tell me I cannot? Where in my situation is the freedom you respect?

      • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:23 am #

        So if I as a person do not wish to “rub shoulders”, I still remain okay in your eyes?

        • elysianfield September 9, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

          “So if I as a person do not wish to “rub shoulders”, I still remain okay in your eyes?”

          Absolutely. I would, however, recommend those disposed to do so…life provides for many adventures….

  76. Cold N. Holefield September 7, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    Janos, the Flight 93 Charge-The-Cockpit narrative is a Myth. There is no way the passengers had cellphone coverage that far up in that era in rural Pa. where there were severely limited towers. That’s the only verification we have that the passengers charged the cockpit — via cell phone calls.

  77. Cold N. Holefield September 7, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    Guys, and Jen in San Jose, do you really believe they’ll let Trump be POTUS if they don’t want him as POTUS? Come on. Seriously? No way. Expect something SPECTACULAR in the next two months — really SPECTACULAR.

    In the meantime, think of all those poor students left high & dry by ITT closing its doors. Life without Student Loan Debt is no life at all.

  78. Cold N. Holefield September 7, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

    Mother, do you think he’ll build The Wall?
    Mother, do you think he’ll bust our balls?

  79. wpa_ccc September 7, 2016 at 4:46 pm #

    “it takes an exceptionally strong intelligence to figure this out from scratch. You or I most likely couldn’t do it.” –beantown

    And I would like to point out that, historically speaking, the most influential intellectual contributions have been made by Jews: Freud for the mind, Darwin for biological evolution, and Einstein for quantum theory. Thank God for Jews. Thank God we have Jews helping humanity.

  80. tucsonspur September 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    “Are you ready for some football!?” Well, whether you are or not, I’m not ready for the Dunce cap saying that he wants to bring attention to the issues of racism and oppression, as if they were long buried, deep dark secrets. While he may be exercising his constitutional rights, he’s also exercising his anger and ego, wrapped in a tatted black skin.

    This afro sprouter, this Black Panther wannabe, should realize that they had rap sheets while he has a sheet for $114,000,000. They did prison time, while he does party time.

    This is what it boils down to. Faking the handoff, Kaeperslick shoves the football so far up whitey’s butt that, if he could smile, all we would see is laces.

    • pequiste September 7, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

      The “hip hop” shit Krappernick listens to while putting on his socks:

      youtube.com/watch?v=51t1OsPSdBc

      • tucsonspur September 8, 2016 at 3:19 am #

        He has real class. All of it low. Now I can listen to some fifties doo-wop. It’s my antidote to all this poison.

      • wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

        Hip hop fans do not trash fifties doo-wop. Why do you old fogies feel the necessity to trash hip hop… oh, it is Black music… I think I know why now you feel threatened by it.

        • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:25 am #

          Yes, very threatened. That’s why I’ve armed myself to the teeth. I don’t remember any 50s do-wop that threatened killing as a way of solving problems

    • Elrond Hubbard September 8, 2016 at 9:58 am #

      So, Colin Kaepernick would meet with your approval if only he would just shut up and play ball? Doesn’t sound like it, so he might as well speak his mind.

  81. tucsonspur September 7, 2016 at 6:28 pm #

    Gangstas

    Check it out.

    youtube.com/watch?v=AULRSOK1KPQ

  82. wpa_ccc September 7, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

    The IRS has said individuals are not prohibited from sharing tax information while being audited. There is even precedent for doing so ? former President Richard Nixon released his returns while under audit. Moreover, there is nothing stopping Trump from releasing previous returns for years not currently under audit.

    But when Bill O’Reilly pressed him about releasing his tax returns despite them being under audit, Trump attempted to turn the tables on Clinton ? and ended up unwittingly admitting there was nothing prohibiting him from doing so.

    “When is she going to release her emails? She probably knows how to find it,” he said. “Let her release her emails and I will release my tax returns immediately.”

  83. FincaInTheMountains September 7, 2016 at 8:28 pm #

    Does the consumer society necessarily occur in an atheistic society?

    This is the main question now. Especially in conjunction with the question of a Rat Paradise and Shakespearian turn in the Islamic policy of Great Britain.

    Let me remind you that a Rat Paradise is a cell with rats, with absolutely ideal conditions for the life and reproduction of rats, a zoological model of a perfect consumer society. So in about 3-4 generations of rats living in such conditions there is a purely biological malfunction and paradise turns into Hell with a capital letter. Die absolutely all the participants of the experiment, and even attempts to change the terms at the last moment do not lead to their salvation.

    io9.gizmodo.com/how-rats-turned-their-private-paradise-into-a-terrifyin-1687584457

    It is no secret that the British in the 18th century in Kuwait created an artificial Islam, known as Wahhabism. And of course in connection with the theme of the article raises the question whether such invented religion can perform such an important function of the religions as the prevention of the emergence of the “consumer society” = “rat paradise”.

    The answer surprisingly was given not by the Saudis, who redirected the biological failure to the external aggression first of Mujahideen and then Islamic state, but by Muammar Gaddafi with his “Green Book” and almost communist Libya, which was completely unable to resist the aggression of the Islamists and the West. But Assad’s Alawites and the remnants of the Baath Party could.

    And the British monarchy has gone to an incredible step – recognized that it generated Wahhabism monster that entered marriage with German Nazism in the face of the Middle East ODESSA, and has become an existential threat to the British Empire and the Western world. That actually caused the Shakespearian reversal of the English monarchy, one manifestation of which was Brexit and next will probably be the failure of the electoral campaign of Hillary Clinton.

    Rather, it has failed already, but its consequences could be no less severe than the rise to power of Hillary as it was conceived.

  84. wpa_ccc September 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm #

    Trump says: Generals “reduced to rubble” … military is “weak”

    Trump says: “Putin is a real leader” Putin good. I can work with Putin.

    Are we electing a president for Russia or America?

  85. Pucker September 7, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

    Hillary freezes her eggs until Satan comes along.

    “‘It’s not just about not having the right partner, it’s about having the right dad for their child.’

    Interestingly, some of the women were in a relationships – but froze their eggs because they didn’t believe their partner was father material and were hoping someone better would come along.”

  86. wpa_ccc September 7, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

    “What did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together?”

    Trump insulting all military men as rapists. Put military men near women, according to Trump, and the military men will rape the women.

  87. chola3 September 7, 2016 at 11:05 pm #

    for Janos:

    1.38
    O Janardana, although these men, their hearts overtaken by greed, see no fault in killing one’s family or quarreling with friends, why should we, who can see the crime in destroying a family, engage in these acts of sin?

    1.39
    With the destruction of dynasty, the eternal family tradition is vanquished, and thus the rest of the family becomes involved in irreligion.

    1.40
    When irreligion is prominent in the family, O Krishna, the women of the family become polluted, and from the degradation of womanhood, O descendant of Vrishni, comes unwanted progeny.

    1.41
    An increase of unwanted population certainly causes hellish life both for the family and for those who destroy the family tradition. The ancestors of such corrupt families fall down, because the performances for offering them food and water are entirely stopped.

    —————
    this is what happens after mahabaratha; or after the european civil war of 1914-1945.

    a losing battle; valiant though.

    • chola3 September 7, 2016 at 11:19 pm #

      you are fighting a losing battle; valiant though.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

        In other words, it’s hopeless because our women are corrupt? Or just hopeless in general? Remember, this is for all the marbles: the whole future of our Race and Civilization are at stake. We cannot not fight. Remember the defeated Southerners triumphed in the end. They lost when they fought as Gentlemen but won as masked vigilantes.

        • Elrond Hubbard September 8, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

          The word you’re looking for is terrorists. Masked terrorists. Le mot juste!

          • Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

            But Hypocrite loved the Viet Cong cuz they were killing White Americans. The sheer viciousness of this man is like the Alien in the movie Alien.

        • chola3 September 8, 2016 at 9:53 pm #

          The southern women hasn’t fallen at that time. Once your women become corrupted you can’t dream of offensive operations.

          The Cologne police didn’t do anything because they knew those women were there because they wanted to frolic with the immigrants.

          Accept the situation being extremely precious. Create a caste system like the Amish and exclude the likes of wpa_ccc from it (they will be happy too).

          Make alliances with like-minded blacks and even amerindians in a live-and-let-live arrangement. Hunker down and ride out the the coming 200-year storm.

          Way I see it, Trump is going that way. But will the american white supremists agree to survive?

          Nope. I see them preferring the “Charge of the Light Brigade” option.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 2:32 am #

            No, we support Trump 100%, calling him the Great Leader. He is our vehicle. And you’re right: if Kalki returned right now, what could even He do? The People are unworthy. Trump is only a forerunner of He-Who-Returns. A John the Baptist, making straight the way of the Lord.

            Yes, our women are most fallen indeed. But let’s not exaggerate: not all of them wanted to be raped. They want “relationships” with the savages. Feminism is a shit test we failed. So now they want real men to put them in their place – not rape them necessarily. But they’ve made a bargain with the devil – and may have to accept what the devil likes.

          • Elrond Hubbard September 9, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

            Not ‘necessarily’.

            Janos, you really are a stinking turd of a creature.

  88. Pucker September 7, 2016 at 11:11 pm #

    The Spanish historically have a particular fondness for killing Je,,,wish people.

    “The Illuminati, those who found God for themselves through the mystical illumination of their own souls, became quite a plague to the Church in Spain; they were considered no better than Protestants and had to be eliminated. The Inquisition was especially harsh in dealing with them, and those who were not burned were exiled, so that one sees in Avila not only the glory of Teresa and Juan but also the degeneration of their ideas in the practices of the Illuminati.”

  89. Pucker September 8, 2016 at 12:24 am #

    It sounds like “Political Correctness”?

    “The last public execution which could be charged against the spirit of the Inquisition took place on June 26, 1826, in Valencia, the victim being a schoolteacher whose crime was that in public prayer he used “Praise be to God” rather than “Ave Maria.”

  90. Pucker September 8, 2016 at 12:57 am #

    What deep perverse appetite does the social ritual of “Political Correctness” satisfy?

    • Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

      All Cultures have standards, except dying ones. And even they have the standard of no standard, “Thou shalt not judge.”

      When we come to power, anyone who hires a foreigner before an American will be socially ruined. After he gets out of prison, he might as well go to the country of his ex-employee. He will be an unperson with us. No forgiveness.

      As Aristotle said, Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying society.

  91. Pucker September 8, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    “The ordinary people of Spain applauded the Inquisition and did not think of it as oppressive.”

  92. Pucker September 8, 2016 at 1:12 am #

    Political Correctness….

    “He contends that although the Inquisition may have begun as a solution to a religious problem, it quickly became an instrument for enforcing a pernicious theory regarding “purity of blood,” which meant that any family whose ancestors had been either Moorish or Jewish was contaminated. Since Moors had married in Spain for seven hundred years and Jews for eleven hundred, and since there had been forced conversions of both, there had to be much impure blood in Spain, and its eradication provided a chance for informers to appropriate jobs, money and titles now belonging to the impure.”

  93. wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    Trump appeared before an audience of active duty military and war veterans who knew about Trump’s four Vietnam draft deferments, his mocking Sen. John McCain’s tortuous years as an American P.O.W., his smearing a Gold Star family, likening his prep school experience to actually serving in the military, and talking about how he always wanted a Purple Heart.

    Yet the moderator, Lauer, did not mention any of that, nor did he challenge Trump on his support of going into Iraq, as Trump stated publicly, before the invasion, on the Howard Stern show, and in other settings.

    Even though Trump got softer questions, he still messed up the night in front of the veterans. Trump claimed he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS… that he can’t talk about in public… so as not to tip off the terrorist group. He also said during a speech earlier on Wednesday that he would give military leaders 30 days after he took office to come up with a plan to defeat ISIS. When Lauer pressed him on this seeming contradiction, he said within a matter of seconds that he both currently has a plan and has yet to come up with one.

    • wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 1:48 am #

      Trump says he has a secret plan to defeat ISIS.

      Trump says he will ask the generals for a plan to defeat ISIS.

      The Obama/Clinton generals are the generals Trump will have.

      Trump says the military is a disaster and the generals are rubbish.

      So Trump must be planning to use another military,

  94. wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 1:53 am #

    2016 General Election: Trump vs. Clinton

    48% Hillary Clinton

    42% Donald Trump

    (trend line from dozens of polls, not just one outlier, and updated 4 hours ago)

  95. wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 1:57 am #

    GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to show how much he knows about the issue of veteran suicides Wednesday night by correcting a veteran who’d asked him a question. But Trump’s attempt to demonstrate his knowledge failed ? the veteran had the right statistic, not Trump.

    Rachel Fredericks specialized in aviations operations in the Marine Corps. She lost two friends to suicide, and she herself has post-traumatic stress disorder. During the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Commander-in-Chief Forum Wednesday night, Fredericks asked Trump what he was going to do to stop 20 veterans a day from killing themselves.

    “Actually, it’s 22,” Trump replied. “It’s almost impossible to conceive that this is happening in our country.”

    When Trump corrected Fredericks, the veteran shook her head, and a man behind her could be seen shaking his head as well.

    Fredericks, in fact, cited the correct number. In July, the Department of Veterans Affairs revised its figures on suicide. Per The Wall Street Journal:

    Twenty military veterans commit suicide every day in the U.S., according to new statistics released Thursday by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    That number replaces prior VA estimates of 22 veteran suicides a day, a figure used for years and which was disputed by veterans groups, health care experts and the department itself.

  96. tucsonspur September 8, 2016 at 3:34 am #

    This is what we’ll have more of under Hillary and the Left:

    latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/09/07/wolf-boys-2-american-teens-become-brutal-hitmen-for-feared…

  97. FincaInTheMountains September 8, 2016 at 5:00 am #

    This is the top of political cynicism. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “stood up” for her president as if he was her subordinate. Notice how she closes her eyes and voluptuously moans, referring to the insults inflicted on Obama. She clearly feels the same pleasure, which she received from the spectacle of violence against Gaddafi.

    I am sure that she has the video of assassination of Ambassador Stevens provided to her by her Islamists friends, and she looks at it, when her strength comes to an end and her body no longer withstand her soul.

    I will lose respect for Trump and his advisers, if tomorrow this topic is not to beat to the pulp.

    youtube.com/watch?v=4lvbxnw9Ii4

  98. Cold N. Holefield September 8, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    Trump is a buffoon. Why quibble over the number of Veteran Suicides? Whether it’s 20 or 22 is immaterial to the point. The point is, Veterans are committing suicide at an alarming rate. Or are they? I don’t know. What’s a normal rate of suicide for Veterans? Is there such a thing? Is it like Cholesterol levels or Blood Glucose levels where there’s a “Normal” range?

    You want to bring that number down? Cut the military budget by 80% and reorganize what’s left from top to bottom so The Force that remains is as effective in defending The Mainland as it can be on an effectively applied, yet limited, budget. Yes, that means no more adventures on Foreign Soil. That shouldn’t be a problem. Bill Clinton scoffed at Trump’s Make America Great Again campaign slogan likening it to him saying he’d like to be twenty again. This completely flew over the head of The Lamestream Media. Bill Clinton admitted that America is a Has Been. As such, the NeoLiberal/NeoConservative Project should be Put To Rest once and for all. In Bill Clinton’s own words, America can never be great again just as Bill can never be twenty again, so therefore it necessarily follows that America should stop pretending to be the Leader of the “Free” World.

    As it stands now, my theory about Veteran Suicides is that many of these Poor Slobs are suffering from the onerous weight of years of unacknowledged & unrequited Cognitive Dissonance. Their Conscious Minds won’t allow them to countenance that their sacrifice was in vain — that they were exploited, used up and tossed aside like a Banana Peel for some other Poor Slob to slip on and break their neck — that they were mere Tools used to pad the Bank Accounts of The Shareholders Who Own The World.

    If Kaepernick wants to protest something real & tangible, he should protest that. It will save many more lives than his imaginary cause.

    • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:29 am #

      Shit, Holden, why quibble with anything? Don’t you remember: if you tell a lie enough times it becomes the truth

  99. Cold N. Holefield September 8, 2016 at 6:49 am #

    I have a great plan to get rid of The Islamic State/Daesh and it will get rid of wpa and a number of others avatars that post to this comments section and many other comments sections that discuss controversial topics that challenge people to think outside the ordained box. First, you must abolish the Alphabet Agencies. Yes, I’m aware that if you do that, you run the risk of creating an organic, indigenous American version of Daesh from these former, now dispossessed & powerless Tyrants, so it will be necessary to isolate these former Tyrants on an Island where they can spy on one another and perform psyops of all sorts on one another to their Heart’s Delight, while the rest of us can finally realize our full potential after having it neutralized for almost a century now since Truman set the Intelligence Services in motion. Yes, that means my good friend, The Colonel, who told me what good friends he is with any FBI Director, needs to be removed from Civilization and placed on The Island to live out his remaining days without doing any further harm than he’s already done.

  100. Cold N. Holefield September 8, 2016 at 8:08 am #

    wpa said: How can Trump have 37% support when it is obvious he has no military experience, no military knowledge, and he insults the military we do have.

    Thanks for making the posthumous case for Franco & Pinochet. The only legitimate contender for POTUS, using your illogic, is a Strong-Arm Fascist Dictator. Hillary is a Franco or Pinochet in Liberal Clothing. I bet she has a bigger dick than the two of their’s combined.

  101. volodya September 8, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Cold, Bill ought to know about American has-been-ism, he was one of the chief architects of American decline as an economic power and traitor to his own social class having enabled the export of their work and income.

    Anyway, as an illustration of what you’re saying, one veteran of combat in Iraq, terribly disturbed at what was done, looked into the camera and said “you people have NO idea.” Least of all Washington chicken hawks.

    As you say, the boys in uniform get chewed up and spat out. So now a lot of them realize they’ve been had. They were sent to kill and die. And for what? No good reason and to calamitous effect. As a group, working-class White men, mocked by their “betters”, derided as morons, pissed on as “low information voters”, were the core of the military.

    The question in their minds is simply this: why should they, mocked, pissed-on and derided, put their lives on the line on the say-so of people that think they’re superior, that mock them, piss on them, deride them?

    I strongly suspect that, as a consequence, America will run desperately short of willing fighting men. Go defend those pussies in Europe against Putin? Why? What for? Why should I trust ANYTHING that ANYONE in Washington sez? Can’t the Europeans put on their man-pants and do it themselves? It’s THEIR turf, not ours.

    It’s just as well that the U.S. cut its military to a territorial defense force not least because it no longer has the economic wherewithal to do otherwise – having offshored its economic mainstay to its adversary.

  102. volodya September 8, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Cold, the days of the alphabet agencies are numbered not least because they are inordinately expensive. Then the days of high tech intimidation like they did to K Dog will be blessedly over with and the days of leg-breaking, head-busting enforcement upon us, an indigenous version of Daesh as you say, but imbued with what they fancy to be American values and patriotism, guarantors of stability and order.

    Will that be a GOOD thing? At least it will be out in the streets as opposed to electronic skulking. Without a doubt they know who we are. Do we know who THEY are? Aside from that one incident when one shitbirder was outed, we can only strongly suspect. Even then, we don’t have an actual name. Unless, that is, you’re adept at jacking the guts of the internet. Are you? I’m not.

    As you say shitbirders on sites like this will be out of work. The problem for the shitbirders and assorted lackeys of course is that upon the demise of the alphabet agencies all will become known. Impossible to keep secrets. I suspect that a few will sing like canaries and sell out the rest to save their own skins.

    Well, you know what they say about the the yellow box. Do not enter the yellow box unless your exit is clear. Is their exit clear? Have they even thought about it?

  103. wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

    Fascinating to see your 20th century world war mindset at work, volodya. Keep posting.

    Keep believing in those sleeping rough men,,, the rough men who were too stupid and too greedy to know not to sign a stop loss perpetual slavery contract that would send them into theater six times, chew them up, then spit them out with PTSD and suicidal tendencies.

    They signed up because they were not mature enough and they were not moral enough and not brave enough to just say NO to military “service” …

    So they proceeded to illegally invade and occupy and commit war crimes. Now they want to be taken care of for life, with educational benefits, job preferences, and medical treatments until they die or commit suicide.

    • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:40 am #

      Why bring up morality since in a DIVERSE society there is no ONE moral standard,mais non? In my world, part of the grand diversity, there are plenty of young men who enjoy the thought of mixing it up?

  104. wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

    Trump and Johnson are in the dark about specifics. Hillary would have schooled Scarborough on Aleppo.

  105. FincaInTheMountains September 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    One of the major initiatives on the G-20 meeting was Putin’s proposal of de-offshoring the world economy. Taking into account the share of offshore attributable to the US, everybody saw this as an anti-American attack. But the issue is much deeper.

    In reality it is a blow to global corporations from Nation States. And it is in the interests of Nation States, including the United States. The process, if supported by most of the countries, will lead to the total ruin of the largest corporations, and the funds will be transferred to state ownership and will be used by them for mutual lowering of accumulated debt.

    In this regard, the US position as both the largest world’s offshore and the largest debtor is precarious. Liquidation of offshore would allow US immediately to fill the budget with huge amounts and pay most of its debts to creditors. Countries such as Russia, China will find themselves in a huge net gain as well. Even Europe would be a big plus, allowing it if not to run, but to crawl away from the abyss.

    • wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

      Putting corporations in the service of the State. Hmm, there is a name for that. Janos could tell us.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 8, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

        Hmm, I thought you were opposed name calling.

  106. Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    dailystormer.com/the-slow-murder-of-the-american-dream/

    Trump is the only one who can stop this, yet self styled Illuminati like Chold hate the Man of the Hour. Jealous of his glory no doubt.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

      Your Island awaits you and what an Island it will be once you and your colleagues inhabit it. Maybe you can plant a little garden right outside your hut and domesticate the indigenous wild boar. You’ll have plenty of time on your hands since there will be no Internet. You and your colleagues will have to skulk and shitbird and troll and psyop each other since no more sheep will be available as easy pickings. How grande it will be. We can only imagine how it will transpire since there will be no interference or voyeurism from Civilization. Once you’re banished, you’re banished — never to be seen or heard from again.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

        No, you’re coming too Piggy and I’ll need your specs.

        • malthuss September 8, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

          Gawd.
          Cold is a fool but is best when ignored.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 11:50 pm #

            I’m not God, only His prophet.

    • malthuss September 9, 2016 at 1:32 am #

      I did check yr link = TPP, A 2030

      As you know, my dear boy.

  107. malthuss September 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

    RED ALERT [no pun intended],

    ambrosekane.com/2016/09/08/obama-nominates-pakistani-muslim-as-a-federal-judge/

    • wpa_ccc September 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

      What is the problem with Muslim judges, or Christian judges, or Jewish judges, or Hindu judges? They take an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. Religion does not enter into it.

      • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:42 am #

        Lets see. I’m sure,in the real world, a person’s spiritual background influences how SHE interprets said Constitution, mais no?

      • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:44 am #

        You’re being mean, judging Chinese handicraft that way. I’m sure over a billion Chinese would feel hurt , shame, and more importantly, a lowering of self-esteem

  108. ozone September 8, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    ….Now what was it that JHK was saying about credit confidence and bills of lading (and all that assorted inconsequential piffle)?

    zerohedge.com/news/2016-09-08/its-bordering-chaos-14-billion-cargo-stranded-sea-crews-go-crazy-hanji…

    Cue: “Your Cash Ain’t Nothin’ but Trash”
    Oopsie, swans of a distinctly dark feathering are appearing here and there. (Though invisible to the press in the United States of America.)
    No worries shitbirds, your future is assured with the full faith and credit of duh gummint!

    • Janos Skorenzy September 8, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

      You are a carrion crow, yet you think of yourself superior to White Sea Gulls who can take the good with the bad. You need the bad to exist. We can hunt for fish or eat garbage. You can only eat that which is already dead.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:00 am #

      There’s always a silver lining: “The global shipping disruption comes just as companies are shipping merchandise to fill shelves and warehouses for the end-of-year holiday season.”

      Great news! No more fights at the box stores over cheap Chinese crap.

  109. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    “CK was correct to kneel but the reasons were a hodgepodge of platitudes.” –FloridaPower

    No, his reasons were simply stated: Bodies in the street and people on paid leave getting away with murder.

    CK is drawing attention through his silent nonviolent protest.

    The veterans supporting CK fought for CK’s right to protest. CK’s protest is as American as apple pie made from apple’s from my tree.

    Support the veterans who are standing on principle in their support of CK. It is the patriotic thing to do to support CK.

    Now whole sports teams, like Seattle, are considering joining the protest in support of CK, with every player involved.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 12:54 am #

      People, ordinary people, have had it with impunity for police misconduct. You break the law you should pay the consequences, even if you are wearing a uniform.

      • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:45 am #

        You’re too young to collect Social Security, aren’t you?

  110. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:13 am #

    TRUMP IS A CRACKPOT. TRUMP IS NOT QUALIFIED.

    Experts said Trump’s politicizing the briefings was reckless.

    “I’ve never seen anything like that,” said former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who has over four decades in the intelligence business and led the agency under George W. Bush, adding, “That’s just awful.”

    “I mean a candidate used the intelligence professionals who were briefing him in an absolutely nonpolitical setting, he imputed to them views that were politically useful to him in the moment,” he said.

    Hayden, who is not endorsing either candidate but has previously warned that Trump could create a “crisis” in the military, said telegraphing such dissatisfaction “just would not have happened.” He added that the briefing would have been conducted by “very senior folks, very sober.”

  111. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:20 am #

    “Donald Trump’s stance that the U.S. should have taken oil out of Iraq following the 2003 invasion would have been a violation of the fourth Geneva Convention and likely other international agreements, two legal experts said Thursday.

    Laurie Blank, director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law, said Mr. Trump’s proposal would be a violation of the fourth Geneva Convention, as well as international agreements made at the Hague Conventions in 1899 and 1907.”

    Because Iraq is a sovereign nation, the U.S. can’t simply take its natural resources.

    “It’s not like this is some unclaimed land where everyone is running to grab the candy from the piñata,” she said.

    Taking the oil, she said, would amount to a “Genghis Khan or Alexander the Great timeframe way of thinking about this.”

    Matthew Waxman, a professor at Columbia Law School who worked at the Pentagon on Iraq reconstruction issues following the war, also said international law would have prohibited the U.S. from taking Iraq’s oil and that the military might have refused a White House order to take it.

    “That was basically the way 19th century colonialism worked, but modern international law doesn’t allow it,” he said.”

    –Wall Street Journal

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:21 am #

      There is precedent for indicting and imprisoning leaders for violations of the Geneva Conventions. Trump could be facing prosecution.

      • CrusherMuldoon September 9, 2016 at 6:47 am #

        Yes.you’re right. Bill Clinton should be prosecuted for the deadly attack on the Chinese embassy(?) during the Kosovo “police action”

      • Elrond Hubbard September 9, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

        There is also precedent for not indicting or imprisoning leaders for violations of the Geneva Conventions. I expect Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld sleep easy, and neither one is as crudely narcissistic as Trump. I think the facts are on his side on this one, thought I would happily be proved wrong.

  112. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:35 am #

    “Praising Putin is wrong.” –Bill O’Reilly

    You don’t compare a president of the United States with a Russian dictator. But Trump did it last night, in front of members of the armed forces.

    Trump sounded like a child, at about the level of second grade of elementary school: Putin flattered me, I’ll flatter Putin.

    During NBC’s Commander-in-Chief Forum, Trump told Matt Lauer: “I think when he calls me ‘brilliant,’ I’ll take the compliment.”

    The only problem is that Putin did not say that Trump is brilliant in the sense Trump interprets it, as “genius.” Putin said Trump is “brilliant” in the sense that Trump is colorful.

    “Yarkii” (?????), the word Putin used, does indeed mean “brilliant.” But not in an intellectual sense, according to Russian experts.

    “The word means someone who’s bright, colorful. It means ‘brilliant’ if you’re thinking about a bright light, but it’s not ‘brilliant’ if you’re thinking about someone’s intelligence,” Angela Stent, director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, told NBC News

    • FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 6:34 am #

      No, it does! I am saying it as a specialist on horns and hooves.

    • Elrond Hubbard September 9, 2016 at 12:58 pm #

      Trump advertising to the whole word that he’s susceptible to flattery. How, um, brilliant of him.

  113. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:45 am #

    TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS COLLAPSING

    “The Trump campaign built a large policy shop in Washington that has now largely melted away because of neglect, mismanagement and promises of pay that were never honored. Many of the team’s former members say the campaign leadership never took the Washington office seriously and let it wither away after squeezing it dry.

    Donald Trump often brags about having experts and senior former officials advising him. Wednesday night in a forum on national security, he said, “We have admirals, we have generals, we have colonels. We have a lot of people that I respect.” It’s true that Trump is getting high-level policy advice on a regular basis from senior experts such as Rudy Giuliani and retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn. But Trump has never acknowledged the policy shop based in Washington that has been doing huge amounts of grunt work for months without recognition or compensation.” –Washington Post

  114. Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 2:26 am #

    dailystormer.com/miss-japan-winner-not-japanese-again/

    Japan is spat on again. The Japanese really have to step in a put a halt to this – or take over the pageants. No more dirty face Miss Japans!

    • malthuss September 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm #

      How or why do the Japanese allow [tolerate – Libs fold hands in prayer]
      this?

      I am all for the Japanese and there ‘Xenophobia’ [Smart people fold hands in prayer].

  115. FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 6:39 am #

    “Donald Trump’s stance that the U.S. should have taken oil out of Iraq following the 2003 invasion would have been a violation of the fourth Geneva Convention and likely other international agreements, two legal experts said Thursday.

    No, it would not! With advancing of Clintons to international stage there is no “international agreements”, there is no “Geneva Convention”, its all determined by “humanitarian carpet bombings”.

  116. Cold N. Holefield September 9, 2016 at 7:32 am #

    Janos said I’m not God, only His prophet.

    See, there is a strong, viable nexus between White Nationalist Fascists and The Muslim Brotherhood Fascists. Amongst other things, like their attitudes towards women, they are firmly steeped in the Mythology of Gods & Prophets.

    Sorry to be that Little Black Raincloud. I never eat Honey, no, not a drop.

    I would like MSNBC to spontaneously ask Hillary about Megiddo and see what she says. I bet it’s the same response Gary Johnson and The NYT gave about Aleppo, or something similar.

    Seriously though, why get so specific and ask about Aleppo? Why not ask Gary about America’s current strategy as it relates to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey?

    • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

      Yes, we are similar: they want our land and women and we want our land and women. You are absolutely brilliant! (He thinks all wars are about ideas and ideology. Now admit it: you may as well)

      Here’s a post about Conservatives and Conservatism answering the question, “Do Conservatives really believe in Conservatism?

      Yes, no doubt many of them realize, if only subconsciously, that the word is meaningless. And to use the word in its conventional or dictionary sense – obviously one can’t live in America as we did when there was only three million of us and a whole continent lay before, populated by stone age peoples who had no chance in hell against us. We proceeded to fall on them like a wolf on the fold. BUT even we couldn’t have defeated them without a lot of teamwork.

      When the Jamestown Colonists, many of whom were the seedy adventurer types, stated pushing around the local band of Indians, the Indians sent out runners to other villages. And those villages to other villages. Within a week, there were a thousand warriors arrayed against Jamestown. Individuals? Nigga, please. They were up against the Powhatan Confederation, numbering around 20,000 people. It would take many years, with many reinforcements and reversals, before they were in any position to really take them on. But we got ’em! – because Libertarianism was still a dream unborn and men knew they needed each other.

      Even some of the colonists were willing to admit the war was really their fault and the Indians just protecting their lands. Most aren’t that honest, then or now. There would have been no America without the conquest of the Indians. No me and no you. We owe everything we have and everything we are to these colonists, be they religious extremists, seedy adventurers, or just people looking for a chance or a new beginning. We can criticize but we must ultimately honor them. Ancestor worship if you will.

      Do you understand Chold? We are the Indians now. Get your head straight. We need you! Roundheads are good fighters after all when they’re not morally preening. Elrond?

  117. barbisbest September 9, 2016 at 10:30 am #

    “Obama might as well wear a crucifix or a bulb of garlic” I daresay a crucifix or a bulb of garlic would be an improvement. I wouldn’t give you a plug nickel for anything with The Kardashian name on it. Trump for president 2016.

  118. volodya September 9, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Yes, Yemen.

    All that bombing by the Saudis with U.S. supplied weapons. And for what? Does Obama have any idea? Do any of the tall-foreheads in the State Dept? You, know, those guys who put on that superior smirk and act as if they know what they’re doing which, of course, they don’t. Does anyone in the Pentagon? Let’s just say that you cannot get a coherent explanation from ANYONE.

    Yet they get their fucking faces on TV, all proud and smart-assed and have the temerity to laugh at Johnson. These idiots, with all their high-falutin degrees and honors, have not one fucking clue.

    Strategy? Strategy has to be built on KNOWLEDGE of the world. There is none. They laugh about “Aleppo”. Blow. Me. Who are they to laugh? Johnson’s explanation may be a non-explanation because he don’t know shit. But then, all those guys that pretend to, don’t know shit either. Hillary included and especially Hillary and if you want facts and evidence, her ludicrous incompetence with Libya is Exhibit A and her astounding criminal negligence in handling communications and record keeping is exhibit B. My illiterate grandparents could run U.S. foreign policy better.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 11:00 am #

      …[Hillary’s] ludicrous incompetence with Libya…

      The witch is extremely competent.

  119. FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    Did you think 2 years ago when I first appeared on this web site that thing would go that far?

    I turn CNN on and impression is that I am watching Russian TV speaking about Russian elections and Putin is running for office.

    When I said a year and a half ago that the lives of Americans for the next 20 years (at least) will be determined by Russian-American relationship, you all thought I was nuts.

  120. Cold N. Holefield September 9, 2016 at 11:12 am #

    volodya, I’m not religious but nonetheless, an emphatic AMEN to what you just typed. I couldn’t have typed it better myself.

  121. Cold N. Holefield September 9, 2016 at 11:18 am #

    Finca, I have always asserted things had gone that far long ago Behind The Scenes. The difference now is, it’s no longer Behind The Scenes. It is boldly transparent at this juncture. The Emperor is not only naked, he’s masturbating in the Public Square whilst his handlers applaud his technique and wise choice of lubricant with their towels at the ready to catch, or mop up, the creative destruction.

  122. FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    Trump denounces the “birther conspiracy”. I don’t.

    I am still pretty confident that the Black Irishman Barack Obama is the grandson of US President John Kennedy,

    By the way, I am also confident that Trump is also aware of this fact, just 2 years ago under the pressure from Hillary he agreed to play a not very dignified role of a birther.

    Hillary is behind most of conspiracy theories, especially those that target the Bushes or Obama.

  123. volodya September 9, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    Ozone, talking about swans with distinctly dark coloration, the apparently departed Mister Darling drew attention numerous times to the Baltic Dry Index which was showing forms and signs (tm Tolkien) which simple mule skinners wouldn’t see but which should have been easily visible to the necromancers.

    Maybe the necromancers saw them and maybe they didn’t. Maybe they were shorting the hell out of this or that asset class in anticipation of the coming glub, glub, glub.

    The absurdities and built-in undo-able-ness of a globalized world economy based on starvation wages in Third-World sweat shops combined with unemployment and debt slavery and alcoholism of despairing swathes of the formerly employed U.S. work force are right under everyone’s noses. The bust up of this shipping company should have been no surprise.

    That these arrangements are destined for flame-out is abundantly obvious no matter what sleight of hand the ECB and the Fed get up to. This mess is not fixable. It won’t be fixed because it can’t be fixed. Obviously all those degrees from Harvard and Princeton are a complete fucking fraud. Good for bog-wipe.

    As for the shitbirds, we’ll see what loyalty their Oligarch masters show them when this whole thing starts swirling around the commode.

    • ozone September 9, 2016 at 12:51 pm #

      Won’t you help? Shitbirds [will] have needs too.

      cartoonistgroup.com/store/add.php?iid=54299

      • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

        One time, where the sea meets the land, I saw a White gull and Black crow engaged in an aerial dog fight. It was a draw. The gull went back to the freedom of the skies, gliding far above, playing with the air currents. The Black crow went back to flying low, looking for dead things on the ground.

        Is this not an apt visual analogy for our relationship?

    • ozone September 9, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      “Maybe the necromancers saw them and maybe they didn’t. Maybe they were shorting the hell out of this or that asset class in anticipation of the coming glub, glub, glub.”

      V.,
      That would be a very handy distinction to know. (That’s why they like the secrecy and cloakroom whisperings.)

    • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

      goodreads.com/book/show/150545.The_Birds

      You are Tipi Hedron, a precious song bird, destined be pecked down to size by White Sea Gulls and Black Carrion Crows (Ozone).

  124. volodya September 9, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

    So, in the “you can’t make this shit up” department, Brown University is supplying men’s washrooms with sanitary napkins and tampons to um, I dunno really, waste money I suppose, or maybe to promote gender inclusivity. Or something.

    See, this is the Ivy League crew that will be claiming the reins of leadership, excuse me for a bit while I go laugh my ass off, because, being Ivy League grads they are by definition intellectually and socially a cut above. At least according to themselves.

    So these people will be sitting down opposite the likes of Putin and XiJinping? Jesus save us. No, seriously.

    But Putin and Xi will be the LEAST of the world’s problems. See, the Islamic world is convulsing, for many reasons, not least of which is Saudi “soft power” manifesting itself. ISIS has more than one father and the Saudi Wahabi imam and his madrassa is surely one of them. Same with the Taliban and other cut-throat, terrorist insurgents in Africa and Asia but also in Europe and America.

    And those nutters at Brown (and their counterparts at other Ivy League pits of idiocy and depravity and decadence) will be the leaders and will have to face them. Western Civ should put its head between its legs and kiss its ass good-bye.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

      “Same with the Taliban and other cut-throat, terrorist insurgents in Africa and Asia” –volodya

      You seem to think their “rough men” are more dangerous than our rough me. You seem to be afraid. There is nothing to fear, volodya.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

        What the hell is a “rough me?” A second thought, maybe I don’t want to know if it involves Tampons.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

      It’s absurd they put them in the Men’s Bathrooms, but what’s not absurd is the reason they were putting Tampons in any bathrooms. Tampons are taxed as a Luxury Good. That is fucked up. Last time I checked, America is not Cuba — or not yet, at least. Check back with me in ten years and we’ll see if that statement still holds.

      In Cuba, Tampons are like Diamonds. No kidding. We have a Cuban friend who visits her family in Cuba every couple of years and she visits there bearing gifts — Tampons. Needless to say, she’s as popular as De Beers when she visits.

      I say NO to The Tampon Tax and NO to Tampons in Men’s Bathrooms.

      Speaking of things in Men’s Bathrooms, I’ve been in a number of them where they have the Black guy offering you a towel and some cologne. That needs to go, as well, along with The Tampons. It’s degrading. This isn’t India — not yet at least, but check back with me in ten years and we’ll see if that’s changed.

  125. FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    In Minnesota, Hillary’s lawyers are trying to withdraw Trump from the ballots, on the grounds that he’s supposedly broken some rules registering his electors, who in November will vote for him in the so-called Electoral College. And the state of Minnesota is known for its pro-Democratic attitudes, by virtue of which it had never voted for a Republican after 1970, and in 1984 was the only state that voted for Mondale, preferring him to Reagan.

    It turns out that in Minnesota, where during the primaries Sanders scored twice more votes than Hillary, Sanders’ supporters “love” Hillary so much, that have decided to vote for Trump.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

      There have to be rules. We must have law and order. “I am the law and order candidate,” Trump said.

      Trump will have to follow the rules in Minnesota. Goodbye, Minnesota.

  126. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    “You don’t make fun of people who are impaired, have special needs, and whether you like her or not, Hillary Clinton has made clear that she is mentally impaired and this is not somebody you should be making fun of,” Louie Gohmert said.

    Gohmert is right. It is a micro-aggression to make fun of people with special needs. Since the ADA was passed we have only had one special needs president. Hillary will be our second special needs president since W.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 1:48 pm #

      Thank you, wpa, it’s sooo good you’ve turned around and joined Hillary’s dumping process.

      • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

        Finca, neither candidate will be able to do anything, unless they have control of the Congress. Besides, aren’t they puppets of TPTB? Not a dime’s worth of difference between red and blue, right? So why vote for Trump?

  127. Cold N. Holefield September 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm #

    wpa said : Since the ADA was passed we have only had one special needs president.

    Correct, I can’t believe you remembered Bill Clinton has a wicked case of Peyronie Disease.

  128. Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    Jim, from Jim’s blog, says it very well. Attn Cold.

    There will be war

    Politics is about who whom. Politics is tribalism and sectarianism. The question is simple. Who’s side are these guys on? What tribe to they favor grabbing all the loot, and what tribe to they plan to destroy? Ferguson burning is real politics, not ethanol subsidies. Milwaukee burning is real politics. The violence that followed Trump’s cancelled Chicago rally is real politics. Politics is the destruction of your enemies, the burning of their homes, the seizure of their women.

    Politics is to defeat your enemies, to drive them before you, to take from them all they possess, to see those they love in tears. If you are not ethnically cleansing Ferguson, and Milwaukee or resisting the ethnic cleansing of Ferguson and Milwaukee, it is not politics. If you are not dumping weeping anchor babies over the border, it is not politics.

    And if the other side is engaged in politics, and you are not engaged in politics, you lose.

    Rotherham was the women of one voter group being forcibly emancipated, and then forcibly unemancipated to the benefit of another voter group. Similar operations are taking place conspicuously and spectacularly in Sweden and Germany. That is politics.

    Politics is not abortion. Politics is who gets control of women’s sexual and reproductive services. Emancipation is not natural for women, and if one group’s women are emancipated, they will be taken by another group, and will be mighty glad of it.

    Politics is ethnic cleansing and seizing the women of your enemies, politics is about land and women, and it has been about land and women ever since the wealthy and successful were driven out of the American inner city and lost their inner city properties.

    If you are not destroying your enemies and securing land and women for your supporters, you are not engaged in politics. The left is engaged in politics, mainstream conservatives are not.

    For a conservative party to exist, it must unite to protect those that commit sacrilege against PC, in the same way it now unites to destroy them. This requires them to reward their friends and punish their enemies, in the same way that they now reward their enemies and punish their friends.

    For democracy to exist without massacre, pogroms, arson, and ethnic cleansing, requires very high levels of social cohesion and trust that we no longer possess, and that our government has been systematically destroying. Diversity plus proximity means war. If white males start nakedly pursuing their own interests the way that every other interest group does, it is going to be war. If they don’t, genocide.

    War is easy, peace is hard. Governments everywhere have forgotten how easy war is, how difficult peace is, and gleefully throw jet fuel on the fire. The natural state of mankind is war. Peace requires a high level of trust, cooperation, and well functioning social technology, all of which are being enthusiastically dismantled. Peace is an elaborate machine with many moving parts, all of which have to work together correctly.

    The anglosphere has been internally peaceful since the Mormon War and the War of Northern Aggression, so we think internal peace is natural. This, however, is survivorship bias. The anglosphere rules the world because of long internal peace. But peace is not natural. Peace is hard. Ever since the wealthy and successful were driven out of the inner cities, we have been on a trajectory to where politics gets serious.

  129. capt spaulding September 9, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

    This should be an exciting election. Depending on who wins, I may get to see the historical event of the first Fascist elected, or just another crooked politician, who will continue to give everything to the corporate world to the detriment of what used to be the middle class. I’m somewhat torn because I agree with Trump as far as the continual flood of refugees from everywhere in the world. However even though I think he’s right, I think that overall he is unhinged. Voting for Hillary on the other hand, is voting for the same crooked politics that have developed since the election of Ronald Raygun. There is no question in my mind that we are well into the Fourth Turning. I feel that this is a pivotal time in our history, and that it will have consequences reaching far beyond the next few years. As near as I can tell, you can bid goodbye to the middle class as far as that class used to exist. Just like it takes a mile to stop a freight train, it will take some time to bring the FORMER middle class down to the serf status that will inevitably result from a continuance of the policies that endure at present. If the opposite happens, be prepared to don uniforms and learn how to march in cadence.
    No good will come from this election.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

      You are mistaken. Out of those two, Hillary is a Nazi and Trump – well, something White with occasional Red spots, perhaps.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

        Hillary is a Communist, you droog. Trump is a Nationalist – and thus closer to being a “Nazi”.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

      At the Commander-in-Chief forum Trump reversed his immigration position, for the eighth time, and agreed to give immediate citizenship to some of the immigrants.

      Trump is moving closer to my position of open borders and citizenship for ALL immigrants… immediately. I can’t wait to see how much closer he moves toward sanity, and how quickly, maybe in his ninth or tenth position change. Maybe in the upcoming debates.

      As captain says, this is an exciting election. Of course, Cold will not be voting since he believes there is no difference between the parties.

  130. Elrond Hubbard September 9, 2016 at 3:29 pm #

    UO board strips historic KKK-associated name from dormitory
    Dunn Hall temporarily to be known as Cedar Hall

    “Dunn Hall is gone.

    “The University of Oregon Board of Trustees blotted away the name of the 1920s and 1930s classics professor Frederic Dunn from the campus dormitory in a unanimous vote Thursday.

    “The UO-based Black Student Task Force last November asked the university to strip Dunn of the naming honor because he was an ‘exalted cyclops’ in the Ku Klux Klan. Dunn died in 1937.”

    registerguard.com/rg/news/local/34775222-75/uo-board-strips-historic-kkk-associated-name-from-dormit…

    ‘Exalted cyclops’, heh. Strip away the aura of menace and terror the KKK cultivates and you see what puny hateful men they are. The radio show Adventures of Superman memorably did this back in the 1940s simply by putting the pitiful grandiosity of the Klan’s real titles and terminology before the public.

    Who can tell me which of the following is not a genuine Ku Klux Klan designation?

    1. Imperial kleagle
    2. Grand dragon
    3. Mellifluous zephyr
    4. Imperial kludd

    • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

      Pope Francis launches a vicious attack on the remaining contemplative orders of nuns. Elrond is very pleased, whistling La Marseillaise as he sharpens the blade of his guillotine.

      remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/2749-why-revolutionaries-always-crush-contemp…

      • JimInFlorida September 10, 2016 at 9:07 am #

        Pope Pius X was the last real Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. The sedevacantists and traditionalists represent the remnant and the Latin Rite remains the only valid Mass. ****Monarchy in the form of a just king who is consecrated by a just Pope is the only valid government on Earth.*****

        In my opinion, the conflict between traditional White Latin Rite Catholics and Vatican II represents the great endtimes separating process. Where True Catholics are carefully called out from the modernists and the brainwashed.

        The authority of the Catholic Church rests in History, Divine Action, and Great Deeds; not who is Pope or who occupies the Holy See. Sedevacantists and Traditionalists follow the true authority and traditions of the Old Church. Pope Francis is just as illegitimate as Popes John XXIII and Paul VI, who polluted us with Vatican II.

        Thus, the great struggle will be to convince Catholics that the Pope is only as legitimate as his obedience to the revealed Truths of History and Tradition that have upheld good society and sanctified men’s souls. That they can still access the grace of God as traditional Catholics without going through a corrupt Vatican II church system. These contemplative nuns don’t need Pope Francis’ approval. They can leave the Vatican and find support from a SSPX bishop or appeal straight to God and the Saints by remaining true to the orders handed down to them from the righteous of olden times.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

          Yes, talking to some of the Trads is maddening since they’ve camped out on a Freeway. Pope Francis isn’t a Catholic obviously, yet somehow he is still the Pope. Most of them can’t get beyond legalism and the letter of the law – which killeth as St Paul said. That Bishop Fellay is still even considering joining with them is indicative of a profound demonic disorientation, as was his treatment of Bishop Williamson. He’s still dreaming of physical structures and churches, when he should be thinking of the catacombs. The real estate is gone. Luckily he is a very able man in a conventional sense – and his abundant commonsense and prudence has saved the SSPX so far.

          I was reading one thread and I realized these poor souls were making a distinction between false pope and no pope instead of realizing that a false pope is not a pope. It’s almost like the distinction ghetto Blacks make between stealing and taking. If something is just laying around, it’s not stealing to take it – even if you know it belongs to someone who wants it. Thus, “I didn’t steal it, I took it.”

      • Elrond Hubbard September 10, 2016 at 10:47 am #

        Apostolic Constitution Vultum Dei quaerere on women’s contemplative life, 22.07.2016

        press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2016/07/22/160722a.html

        Vultum Dei quaerere means ‘seeking the face of God’. The Vatican has issued new guidelines for communities of cloistered nuns, i.e. women who retire from the mundane to lead a life of religious contemplation. This is what Janos calls a ‘vicious attack’.

        How vicious? Gird your loins, peeps, ’cause it’s almost too gruesome to believe. The document:

        1. Mandates a formation period for new initiates of “no less than nine years and not more than twelve”.

        2. Encourages local communities of religious to federate in order to avoid “the disease of self-absorption”.

        3. Declares that religious communities consisting solely of elderly women which attract no new adherents shall be closed, and expressly forbids recruitment of candidates from other countries for the sole purpose of preventing this from happening.

        What can one say in the face of such wanton savagery? Well, the Catholic Church is an authoritarian institution, so if people don’t like what current leadership is doing then maybe it should be democratized.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

          Well you have to know the system to realize how serious these changes are. Since the Marxists control the system, such centralization is simply stamping out the last resistance. And making women wait so many years to profess their vows is simply a tactic of harassment. Put yourself in the situation: this is the kind of thing you would do. These Church officials are exactly the same type as you.

          And needless to say, they (you) consider any inner life of prayer and meditation to be “the disease of self absorption”.

          • Elrond Hubbard September 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

            Clearly you have strong feels about this kind of thing, which I don’t. The church never got its guilt-hooks into me that deeply — I haven’t been to confession since I was fourteen.

            But in general, what does one expect of a hierarchical organization but that it work to maintain control of the hierarchy? The church and the corporation are alike in that all control flows in one direction, all responsibility in the other — they’re both totalitarian constructs. In medieval times the church had its ways of controlling even mendicant orders whose members couldn’t be threatened with a loss of resources because they had renounced anything so worldly to begin with. Why should today’s religious orders expect any freedom at all under those conditions?

            And why would a fascist of all people complain about that? I thought you guys were all about discipline and control. But I think I understand. The Vatican II reforms were about loosening top-down control and bringing the practices of the church closer to the people, and naturally that would make you frantic. I’ll take a moment to savour that, then.

            Before becoming Pope and then ‘Pope Emeritus’, Ratzinger made it his business to cover up and thereby enable the rape and abuse of thousands of children world-wide. Celibacy is unnatural and people such as priests who are denied a healthy outlet find unhealthy ones instead. For all we know, that kind of sickness may have been a way of life under papal rule for over a thousand years. So when it comes to crimes of the papacy, a little bureaucratic maneuver like the one you’re exercised about doesn’t even tremble the needle.

          • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

            Pope Frankenstein has no problem with Gay Rapists – as the Council that elected him must have known from his record in Argentina.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 9, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

      Pretty goofy, yet they saved the South. Would the rituals of the Mau Maus look any better in the light of day? Yet they killed their enemies and ate them all the same. And you support them anyway.

  131. ozone September 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    …”Heed not the words of the slave that glories in his chains, for he knoweth not his own mind, nor shall he, evermore.”

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

      Heed not the words of the prepper who glories in forthcoming doom, and falsely claimeth, for decades, imminent collapse, just around the corner. Verily you cannot trust he who lies, decade after decade, intentionally creating fear and distrust. No trust, no survival.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 1:44 pm #

      Are you talking to me, Little Crow? Because mine is the Freedom of the Skies. That’s hard for a crow to understand. Read Johnathan Livingston Seagull.

  132. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

    Trump makes history. Trump, who says he is a believer in Christ, is the first Republican candidate to go on Russian TV network to defend Putin, an American adversary. Trump, who is on his third marriage, is appealing to white Christian values voters.

    The bro-mance with Putin continues. Maybe Trump is afraid Putin could cut off Trump’s flow of wives.

  133. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

    Trump chickened out of Larry King interview, refusing to answer a direct question about immigration, fleeing from the interview, abandoning the microphone without a word said.

    Maybe Trump has not worked out the details of his ninth policy change on immigration, after saying he would give immediate citizenship to some immigrants at the Commander-in-Chief forum.

  134. FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm #

    Hillary is a Communist, you droog. Trump is a Nationalist – and thus closer to being a “Nazi”.

    According to Nazi ideology, humanity is split into purely biologically supermen, or if you prefer, the Titans and “just people” and it does not necessarily defined by Ethnicity or skin color.

    Nazi suggest that the Titans treat the rest of humanity as animals that could be killed just for lack of usefulness.

    Once again, not for the threat to the Titans, but just for the lack of utility.

    That’s a long way to go to Nationalism. If you look a actual Hillary policy over the last 30 years, you could see were I am coming from.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

      Maybe Hillary or Trump can learn from Putin and lead the USA to a Russian style healthcare system.

      The Constitution of the Russian Federation has provided all citizens the right to free healthcare under Mandatory Medical Insurance since 1996.

      Sounds like the kind of healthcare Hillary tried to implement in the 90s as First Lady. And Trump, a former pro-abortion Democrat, is sweet on Putin.

  135. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

    Trump is getting close, only 5 points behind Hillary. Too bad for Trump that close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

  136. FincaInTheMountains September 9, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

    Current election campaign more and more acquiring religious overtones, especially after today’s Trump’s speech and after England 180 degree turn on its policy on Islam and Christianity.

    • wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

      No, Trump is the same fascist as always. Today Trump threatened, “I think it’s going to be the last election that the Republicans can win.” That is certainly motivation for Democrats to vote!

      “If we don’t win this election, you’ll never see another Republican and you’ll have a whole different church structure. You’ll have a whole different Supreme Court structure.”

      How the President would change the church structure is anyone’s guess, but maybe Trump doesn’t know which country he’s running in.

      Or maybe he still doesn’t know what a President can and can’t do. Or maybe he plans on running this place like his beloved Putin runs Russia.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 10, 2016 at 6:54 am #

        Or maybe he still doesn’t know what a President can and can’t do. Or maybe he plans on running this place like his beloved Putin runs Russia

        You wish…

  137. wpa_ccc September 9, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

    Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, is facing misdemeanor criminal charges in North Dakota after she spray-painted a bulldozer at a rally protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, law enforcement officials said on Wednesday.

    Warrants charging Ms. Stein, 66, and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, with criminal trespass and criminal mischief were issued after several Caterpillar bulldozers were found to have been defaced at the protest, which was held on Tuesday, according to an affidavit prepared by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.

    Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are not activists in support of Native American lands. Ms. Stein walks her talk… and is arrested. Even though no property destruction took place and the bulldozers were not destroyed by spray paint.

    • JimInFlorida September 10, 2016 at 8:09 am #

      Good for Jill that she made her modest gesture of protest. Problem is that her lame action is regarded as daring in a land of cowards who can’t even do that.

      Those bulldozers should have been wrecked by dynamite! Including any other targets of opportunity at the construction site. THAT’S what Land of the Free and Home of the BRAVE would do…. IF we were all that.

      If we were the America we think we are, and not ZOG Amerika we actually are, we would NOT have allowed our factories and industrial power to have been offshored!

      Every single factory that was closed and slated for moving to Mexico or China, should have been firebombed and NOTHING left intact! It should have taken the f-ing Army to move some of these factories to the docks and THEN the dockworkers should have refused to load them! THAT’S what Free and Brave means. NOT spray painting some bulldozers and acting like that was hard core.

      Too bad Russell Means isn’t with us any longer. If he were a young man again, I suspect he would realize now that the American Indian Movement didn’t go far enough and that war is the only way to get the Top 1% to back off. Russell would have put dynamite on those bulldozers, knowing that non-violent protest, and half-hearted resistance, against tyranny has NEVER WORKED.

  138. FincaInTheMountains September 10, 2016 at 6:38 am #

    Happy Birthday, Bernie!!

    I would like to take this opportunity to express to Bernie Sanders my congratulations and condolences in connection with the torture, moral and physical, through which he had to go because of his courageous struggle against Hillary Clinton.

    And let the one who is confident in his own ability to pass through the torture he had to endure, first cast a stone at him for the position he now occupies.

    And I would like to remind that without this struggle of Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton Guccifer-2 would have nothing to hack on the server of the Democratic National Committee of Wasserman-Schultz, and Hillary nomination would be entirely legitimate.

    And Donald Trump in this case would not have a chance. So wouldn’t we all.

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    Bernie gets arrested by the police:

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  139. FincaInTheMountains September 10, 2016 at 7:35 am #

    My deepest gratitude to the Belarusians

    Belarusian Paralympic team smuggled banned Russian State Flag to Brazilian Maracana stadium. And now our disabled Paralympians too, were in Rio, where they were not allowed by the corrupt Olympic politicians.

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/pavel_shipilin/51193823/418725/418725_original.jpg

  140. Cold N. Holefield September 10, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    JimInFlorida said: Too bad Russell Means isn’t with us any longer. If he were a young man again, I suspect he would realize now that the American Indian Movement didn’t go far enough and that war is the only way to get the Top 1% to back off. Russell would have put dynamite on those bulldozers, knowing that non-violent protest, and half-hearted resistance, against tyranny has NEVER WORKED.

    I’m not advocating violence by responding to your commentary because I fully realize it could be yet more Honey in a comments section dripping with it, and, as we know, I never eat honey, no, not a drop.

    But your point is a good one about how all the Creative Destruction takes place right beneath our noses and by virtue of our compliance. It’s at the heart/root of the matter, actually.

    It’s all about Compliance. It’s as if, quite literally and most definitely figuratively, the 1% have reached into our wallets and taken what little is left, or come into our homes and absconded with the souls and birthright of our children. The 1% are the True Rapists. They rape everything & everybody. There is nothing, and I mean NOTHING, THEY/IT (there is an argument to be made that THEY are an IT, collectively) won’t exploit and ultimately eviscerate. It’s as though THEY’RE the Pacman, collectively, sucking up everything in ITs path.

    The only way to stop this Maddening Malevolent March For Moloch is to not comply. The problem is, that would mean waves of Humanity would suffer before the tide would turn, but, you have to start somewhere for anything to take hold.

    Think about it — the entire System is designed to concentrate ITs (the 1%) wealth & power and in turn IT’s (The System) designed to destroy ITs progenitor — the very thing that gave it Life and gives it Life. I’m not a religious man, but Lucifer/Satan is a great metaphor for what IT is. The 1% are, collectively, the embodiment of Satan and IT’s on a hedonistic mission to callously & enviously destroy God’s glorious Creation. And JHK is right, IT’s cackling all the way to oblivion and IT has The Multitudes cackling with IT as IT gets even with ITs Arch Rival and this overrated concept some have referred to as Creation.

    The 1% are Anti-Creation. Where ever there is Creation & Creativity, there the 1% is to usurp it, abscond with it and ultimately destroy it. Lacking the ability to Create and/or enjoy Creation, IT, the 1%, must ensure that no one else enjoys Creation and no one else practices Creativity.

    And, this Evil Cabal, the 1% that is collectively the spirit of Satan, has devised a clever System that has held the soul and potential of Man captive for more than 10,000 years now. A System that enslaves the Spirit of Man. A System hellbent on destroying Eden. A System that not only enslaves Man, but also solicits Man’s compliance in its mission to destroy what could have been.

    What is this System, you ask? That’s right — it’s Civilization and it has you so convinced to comply, that you will actually zealously defend the System that holds you captive and directs & focuses your energy on your own self-destruction and the destruction of all Creation.

    I walked away from the Madness of Corporatism nearly ten years ago now, and I’ve never looked back. I have paid a huge price, but I told myself then, I can no longer participate in this Madness, at least not directly & willingly. I had worked for many Corporations before I left that Psychopathic Netherworld, and let me tell you, structurally, they were all the same. They are all the same. All of them are replicas of the same Mechanism with, perhaps, a different shade of lipstick and some different make-up as a token measure of camouflage.

    Corporations are Vampire Squids — they suck the souls of those who support them & those who are employed by them. I watched every day as people transformed themselves into Psychopaths for The Shareholders Who Own The World. It sickened me. These Psychopaths convinced themselves they were doing it for their spouses or their children, but THAT is a BIG FUCKING LIE. They did it, and do it, because THEY are BIG FUCKING COWARDS, and when someone makes a stand, and refuses to do it any longer, these very same Psychopaths denigrate the person taking a non-compliant stand and call that person a failure and tell that person to get back to work rather than confronting The Beast via 160 blog posts and counting and now a book on the way.

    That’s the State of The Union we call Civilization and the excellent show Orange Is The New Black is great metaphor for the Insanity of it. Give it a Whirl, the show, because as metaphor, it’s perfect.

    Considering the aforementioned, what is Freedom really? I don’t think any of us can even comprehend True Freedom. Zerzan would agree. The day Man learned to “Reason”, is the day Man began charting the course of its extinction at its own hands and those riding atop this Tsunami of destruction have been laughing/cackling all the way.

    • JimInFlorida September 10, 2016 at 10:31 am #

      Excellent response Cold N. I read it carefully through.

      I understand your appeal to higher modes of thought on how to confront tyranny and how to dissect and discover the processes via metaphorical expressions.

      All well and good but, in our face is the immediate need for relief from tyranny. Such erudition must be gently nudged aside and warriors allowed to come through in order to fight the engines of corporate wickedness. I say gently nudged aside because there is a time for that but, it must be used to inspire warriors to know that their fight is just. Even as they set fire to the property of the Top 1%, which is either used against the people or was purchased with millions of ruined lives.

      After the Top 1% are crushed, and the soil they grew in salted, the Great Words can become the trellis that enables practical rhetoric to grow upon, where it is supported and takes correct shape.

      But, we must first rip up the predatory weeds and shoot the varmints before the lofty arguments you present can have a safe place to grow and produce fruit..

    • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

      The Psychopaths hate separate races of people and want to merge us all together to make us better consumer sheep and easier to rule.

      Why do you do their bidding in this?

      • JimInFlorida September 10, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

        Maybe you’re reading something that I don’t see.

        Cold N seems to be CONDEMNING the Corporate Matrix that also acts as the engine of mass miscegenation and fortress of privilege for the Top 1%.

        Please point out what I’m missing in his comment.

        • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

          He condemns me constantly. If it’s not race, what could it be?

  141. wpa_ccc September 10, 2016 at 9:53 am #

    Cold, one of your funnier posts showing how enmeshed you are in religion while denying you are religious.

    God? Creation? Spirit? Soul? Mission? Evil? Lucifer? Satan? Cabal? Moloch? WTF! You are a predictable non-honey-eating missionary preaching your gospel via blogs.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 10, 2016 at 10:14 am #

      Rather than throwing religious babies out with the religious bathwater, I’ve reconstituted the religious artifacts as metaphor. I won’t deny my religious past, but now, I’m making that past work for me (versus against me) in the form of metaphor applied uniquely in a entirely different context from its original intent.

      • Cold N. Holefield September 10, 2016 at 10:18 am #

        And, I will add, I’m flattered that you & your colleagues have read each & every blog post many times over — it tells me there’s something to what I’m saying & doing, otherwise you & your colleagues wouldn’t be so interested. What you do here at this comments section and what you do for a living is the lowest form a Human could take. It doesn’t get any lower than that. You’re as low as low can possibly go.

        • wpa_ccc September 10, 2016 at 11:34 am #

          Spoken like a true dyed in the wool Republican. Go Jeb! Remember?

          • Cold N. Holefield September 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

            Whatever. You’re not even close in your characterization. I remember that blog post fondly. It was satire meant to ensure Jeb never became POTUS. It worked, but unfortunately, the other head of that Siamese Twin, Hillary Rotten Clinton, will become POTUS instead. It’s like Whac-A-Mole — you knock one down and another pops up to take its place.

            By the way, thanks for reading my blog even though you’re analyzing it for signs of self-radicalization and an angle to haul me in and execute me like the FBI did to Ibragim Todashev. The problem is, I’m a fine, upstanding, law-abiding 3rd Generation American Citizen. As far as I’m concerned, what the FBI did in that case and many other cases is no different than what Putin & his Henchmen did to Nemtsov and many others in Russia. America can’t claim the High Ground. The record does not support such self-adulation.

            Since you and your colleagues are regular readers of my blog, I’m confident you’ll be donating once I put up my Patreon Page.

        • sprawlcapital September 10, 2016 at 11:36 am #

          Very good, Cold. You may recall that a few weeks ago I discussed manipulators, noting that they are the lowest form of life on the planet.

          Danny Boy and wpa are manipulators.

    • JimInFlorida September 10, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      Step it up, wpa. A good troll must be every bit as imaginative as the poster he/she is mocking. At best, you are a paid agitator. Putting up canned comments loaded with cognitive dissonance and ideological rubbish.

      Clearly, Cold N has gone over your head as your reply lacks any understanding of the rich metaphors his comment contains. I, of course, understand Cold’s position and the loftier rhetoric that he employs.

  142. wpa_ccc September 10, 2016 at 10:07 am #

    A warning to the clown-obsessed on CFN: (looking at you,brh)

    “A North Carolina man who told police someone dressed as a clown had knocked on his window at night landed in jail on Friday after admitting he fabricated the story, the latest twist in a string of such reported sightings in recent weeks.”

  143. Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    I like this one from Albert Schweitzer: I have given my life to try to
    alleviate the sufferings of Africa. There is something that all
    White men who have lived here like I must learn and know: that
    these individuals are a sub-race. They have neither
    the intellectual, mental or emotional abilities to equate or to
    share equally with White men in any function of our civilization.
    I have given my life to try to bring them the advantages which
    our civilization must offer, but I have become well aware that
    we must retain this status: the superior and they the
    inferior. For whenever a white man seeks to live among them as
    their equals they will either destroy him or devour him. And
    they will destroy all of his work. Let White men
    from anywhere in the world, who come to Africa remember that
    you must continually retain that status: you the master and they
    the inferior like children that you help or teach. Never
    fraternise with them as equals. Never accept them as
    your social equals or they will devour you. They will destroy
    you.

    • JimInFlorida September 10, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

      Comrade Boris Badenov
      Airstrip 2
      District 6
      Ministry of Love – Mental Health Division

      Attention! Unperson Janos Skorenzy!

      You were warned two blogs ago about your illegal postings in support of the enemies of BB! You are found guilty of racecrime and thoughtcrime! Remain exactly where you are. Make no movement until you are ordered.

      Now, stand out in the middle of the room! Clasp your hands behind your head! Do not touch they keyboard!

      [A blinding yellow light shocked Janos’ eyes as his head was smacked from behind by a truncheon. Unconscious, he is thrown into the van by the Reparations Team and sped away to one of the sub-basements in the Ministry of Love. He comes to and I, Boris Badenov, began his interrogation.]

      [Janos in Room 101]

      ‘What race are you, Janos?’

      ‘White.’

      ‘And if the party says that you are not White but a non-color Human — are you still White?’

      ‘Yes.’

      That word ended in a gasp of pain. The needle of the dial shot up to fifty-five and sweat sprung out all over Janos’ body. The air tore into his lungs and came out again in deep groans which even by clenching his teeth he could not stop. I watched him, his White skin momentarily turned pale gray. I draw back the lever. The pain was only slightly eased.

      ‘What race are you Janos?’

      ‘White! White! What else can I say? White!’

      The needle rose again, but he did not look at it. My stone face filled his vision. Janos’s arm laid before his eyes like a blurry white rope and seeming to vibrate, but unmistakably White.

      ‘What race are you, Janos?’

      ‘White! Stop it, stop it! How can you go on? White! White!’

      “What race are you, Janos?’ I began to turn up the dial.

      ‘Black! Muslim! Jewish!’

      ‘No, Janos, that is no use. You are lying. You still think you are White. Now, what race are you, please?’

      ‘Human! Mexican! Unperson! Anything you like. Only stop it, stop the pain!’

      I raised him up with my arm round his shoulders. Janos had perhaps lost consciousness for a few seconds. The bonds that had held his body down were loosened. He felt very cold, he was shaking uncontrollably, his teeth were chattering, the tears were rolling down his cheeks. For a moment he clung to me like a baby, curiously comforted by my arm round his shoulders. He had the feeling that I was his protector, that the pain was something that came from outside, from some other source, and that it was me who would save him from it.

      ‘You are a slow learner, Janos,’ I said gently.

      ‘How can I help it?’ he blubbered. ‘How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? I am a White Man.’

      ‘Not any longer, Janos. There are no White people. But, sometimes we allow people to be White when we need to condemn somebody for crimethink. Sometimes they are unpersons when they need to disappear from the mass consciousness. You must try harder Janos. It is not easy to become sane.”

      ‘Now Janos, do you want to be blind to your White Privilege?’

      Janos broke into a cold sweat. He had only two answers and both could be wrong. If he denied being the beneficiary of White Privilege, the dial would be turned to punish him for Racecrime. I he wanted to be blind to his White Privilege, the dial would be turned until his mind was burned clean of the thought.

      Janos screamed, “I’m White! Look at my skin! I can’t help it!!!!”

      I gave the dial a hard twist and added in the modulation frequency that digs deep. Janos crossed-over into the Other World; past the pain but still held fast to the table and the electric straps. He was rolling down a mighty corridor, a mile wide, full of glorious, golden light, roaring with laughter and shouting out confessions at the top of his voice. He was confessing everything, even to the ephemeral beings who floated above him. He was relating the entire history of his life to an audience who knew it already.

      With Janos were the guards, my colleagues from Reparations, the men in white coats, wpa_ccc, dannyboy, Elrond, etc. all rolling down the corridor together and shouting with laughter. Everything was all right, there was no more pain, the last detail of Janos’ life was laid bare, understood, forgiven. I motioned for the needle and put him into a temporary coma.

      I will let everybody know how the treatment turned out when we bring him back.

      In the service of INGSOC,

      Boris Badenov
      Chief Inquisitor
      Miniluv-MHD

      cc: BB @ HQ-INGSOC, Comrade Bhukov (MinRap).

      • Janos Skorenzy September 10, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

        Don’t forget the Black nurse. One guy who used to post here was obsessed with my being all alone in the world at the end except for my Black nurse who loved me.

        Anything but the facial rats please. I have to be able to SEE my Black Nurse at the end – so I can know how wrong I was.

        • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 10:28 am #

          hehehe… I’ll pass on to Boris that he give honorable mention to your BBW mulatto lesbian nurse, the next time you’re brought in for re-education!

      • dannyboy September 12, 2016 at 8:37 am #

        When I got to “my colleagues from Reparations, the men in white coats, wpa_ccc, dannyboy, Elrond” i knew this must be fantasy

        …as we’d never be “colleagues”

  144. FincaInTheMountains September 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Bernie Sanders’ activists immediately after the Convention fell into a stupor, and then went at each other: some accused Bernie Sanders of treason, others told soul curdling stories about the inhuman torture that he was subjected by Hillary Clinton. During this time, as it turned out, they have not broken up and finally managed to agree on the inadmissibility of voting for Hillary Clinton, and expressed their displeasure to Sanders by refusing to vote for the candidates he had proposed.

    Hillary of course immediately after the convention made him one way or another to publicly assert that there was no “voter fraud”, but now it turns out that he out-Clintoned Hillary and while denying the “voter fraud”, he did not deny “electoral process fraud”:

    youtube.com/watch?v=J1JUZ193nrA

    The candidate of the Green Party Jill Stein during an interview given of PBS, that all these Pacific and Atlantic partnership agreement would significantly limit US sovereignty over its own territory, in particular in the field of labor protection and nature conservation. PBS has censored out those words from her interview.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5uFw_vaPfN4

    In the greetings during the Internet celebrating of Bernie’s birthday was a lot of posts of Clinonites, rejecting aforementioned “falsification of the electoral process” and other revelations of Arts by Hillary Clinton.

    But even more links were to the site of the campaign manager of Trump, who alleged that the server of Democratic National Committee was hacked not by Putin’s hackers, but by National Security Agency (NSA), who openly intervened in the civil war in the United States on the side of Donald Trump

    • FincaInTheMountains September 10, 2016 at 2:09 pm #

      To my American friends, who obviously are complete suckers in politics, a little explanation:

      The US National Security Agency (NSA) is at the center of newly created by President Obama center of Financial Power – the Financial Control. It is the youngest and the weakest out of three – the other two are Manhattan Pirates and London Money Changers.

      It would be a very dangerous precedent if NSA, due to coup by Hillary Clinton, would fall under control of Manhattan Pirates. But apparently, NSA still stands tall and fights Hillary palace coup.

      In politics, friends are where you find them.

  145. volodya September 10, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

    Cold, At least for the time being, domestic leg-breakers have to ply their trade overseas. You’ve no doubt heard of “rendition”.

    Of course, lawlessness, as illustrated multiple times by Hillary, will become the new norm for those high enough on the food chain. Hillary and Comey made the template. They’ll just say there’s no evidence of criminal intent. So if it’s ok for Hillary to disregard such nuisances as laws, there’s no reason others can’t especially if they’re properly connected.

    If someone should meet with some dreadful fate at the hands of a government agency, there will be an “investigation”, with the appearance of due diligence, public hand-wringing over how such a thing could have happened, it will be deemed terribly unfortunate, there will be suggestions that maybe the victim brought it on himself. And then public absolution. They’ll say no evidence of criminal intent.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 10, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      Oh yeah, of course I’be heard of Rendition. What a lovely practice. Syria was a favored destination under the Bush Administration. Yes, not too long ago, America was happy to use Assad’s State-Of-The-Medieval-Art Torture Chambers to extract nonsensical fabrications from victims who would tell you anything just to make you stop. The experts know torture doesn’t work on people who don’t know anything and many times if not always on people who do know something, but they do it anyway because……well, because it’s fun, I suppose. That’s fucked up.

      But now, our former Torquemada, Assad, is no longer in favor for some reason. I wonder why? What happened? I think it was a better deal for Humanity, albeit we’re talking about degrees of Evil, when they were just torturing a few hundred Poor Slobs versus inculcating a Civil War that’s resulted in the murder of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and a refugee crisis The World is ill-equipped to accept & manage.

      Assad’s wife, Asma al-Assad, just a little more than a decade prior to today, was a European Union Darling. In fact, so much so, Vogue highlighted her in a becoming article that follows. Then, suddenly and without warning, the Sky turned Black as a Starless & Moonless night for the Assad’s. There is a much larger, deeper story here that we’re not being told. Anyone want to venture a guess without resorting to the tiresome Left/Right Paradigmatic Puke offered up by the Bookend Sockpuppets at this venue?

      FYI, the article below is per The Atlantic since Vogue, in censorial fashion (haha — pun intended), removed it from circulation as though it never existed.

      The Only Remaining Online Copy of Vogue’s Asma al-Assad Profile

      • ZrCrypDiK September 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

        U *GUISE*~~~ heh

        Cold N – I believe that Syria SH! happened about 5 years ago – John McCain. *MEMBAZ* (obama)

        • ZrCrypDiK September 10, 2016 at 6:52 pm #

          I NO U can’t respond to me. THAT’S THE DEAL (MOFO)

  146. wpa_ccc September 10, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    “It was satire meant to ensure Jeb never became POTUS. It worked…” –Cold

    Another lie. Not even close to the truth.

    If “Go Jeb!” was meant to insure Jeb never became POTUS, and if you do not want Hillary to be president, then why aren’t you posting “Go Hillary!”

    Lowest of the low are hypocrites who try to cover their tracks with lies.

    • Cold N. Holefield September 10, 2016 at 3:01 pm #

      I never in my Wildest Dreams imagined The Establishment would offer up again Hillary Rotten Clinton as a viable candidate to sell to a Braindead Polity. Even I’m surprised sometimes, wpa. I shouldn’t be — but I am.

      I’m not lying, wpa, but yes, I am a hypocrite. We all are. To exist in this System, you have to be. Considering that, Hypocrisy is a matter of intent and degree. I do not intend to be a hypocrite, but it’s impossible not to be unless I commit suicide. There is no longer any viable notion of going Off The Grid because The Grid is ubiquitous — there is no escaping it any longer. So, I don’t intend to be a hypocrite and try not to be one, all the while fully realizing that the degree to which I will not be a hypocrite can never be diminished beyond a certain threshold to survive in this System. You, on the other hand, embrace hypocrisy and strive to be the greatest hypocrite you can possibly be, and for that, your Masters give you a pat on the head and a biscuit for your subservient effort.

      You inspire me, wpa, but not in the way you intend. You’ve inspired me to type up yet another blog post. The latest, which I will post later today or tomorrow, will be entitled Comply And/Or Die. Thanks, wpa, for allowing me to turn your negative into a positive. I couldn’t do it without you or your colleagues providing the endless inspiration. That’s why it will be so bittersweet when all of you are removed by the boatload to The Island — I will no longer have any inspiration or motivation to write. I’ll have to take up a new hobby when that day comes, and I surely hope I live to see that day.

      • wpa_ccc September 10, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

        Enjoy this pleasant lull.

  147. Despatch from HQ INGSOC September 10, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    VBhukov
    MinRap

    Excellent work, Comrade Badenov. This non-person Janos needed to be brought to heel. Let this be a lesson to the legion of other badthinkers out there.

    Comrade, its been brought to our attention … inside the borders of Airstrip 2 there are still to be seen young, happy, intact, prosperous white families. Indeed, just yesterday I myself witnessed a white young mother and father with their two well dressed children enjoying themselves in a local park. What’s more, reports have come into HQ of young mothers grocery shopping with their little ones, loading groceries into shiny new late model SUVs, then driving to nice homes in the suburbs!

    Comrade, these are obvious signs of racism, classism and white privilege! Such a counterrevolutionary state of affairs inside Airstrip 2 cannot, and will not, be tolerated. It is hereby decreed any traditional white family that seems to be happy and prosperous … be arrested at once, the parents held for interrogation and liquidation, the children placed inside multicultural re education camp Che Guevara #7, and their homes in the suburbs given our most recent immigrants from Angola. It is also decreed all traces of the earthly existence of these white parents (criminals) be eradicated, and the children be given Muslim or african names.

    Badenov, put your agents at work on this immediately. HQ wants these white criminals rubbed out within 90 days.

    The Time Is Now!

    VBhukov
    MinRap

  148. KesaAnna September 10, 2016 at 11:19 pm #

    well, blaming the 1% has a lot of merit.

    The trouble is , though , that it has a lot of merit , which is to say ; hardly 100% .

    I unfortunately recall that out-sourcing ditch-diggers and factory workers was already in full swing in 1985 . ( i.e. 30 years ago )

    And where was the hue and cry then ?

    There was none.

    In 1985 I could foresee that once that precedent was set, they could just as well out-source engineering, even doctors and nurses , to Pakistan as well.

    The funny thing was, I was 15 years old in 1985 , and I’m certainly not psychic or any sort of perceptual genius.

    The 1% are scumbags, and I suspect maybe they always were.

    But it’s also true that the American people were like the German Officer Corps , who , when they silently voted to condone the shooting of the S.A. in the Night of the Long Knives in 1934 , were voting for their own firing squads at a slightly later date, but they were too greedy and too conceited to acknowledge the concept of precedent.

    I don’t see a single terrible thing happening now TO the American people that the average American did not generally vote for 30 years to be done to another.

    • KesaAnna September 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

      — to be done to another , and , as often as not, to their own kind . To Americans, to America.

    • BackRowHeckler September 10, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

      Blaming the 1% for what?

      Being successful?

      brh

      • wpa_ccc September 11, 2016 at 12:53 am #

        The 1%, including the billionaire Trump, commit more white collar crime than the rest of us. Typical white-collar crimes include fraud, bribery, Ponzi schemes, insider trading, labor racketeering, embezzlement, cybercrime, copyright infringement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, etc. The list is long. That is what I blame them for. The amounts stolen are huge, making the 1% our top criminals.

        • BackRowHeckler September 11, 2016 at 4:07 am #

          Hey WPA how much swag have the Clintons looted?

        • Cold N. Holefield September 11, 2016 at 9:03 am #

          Exactly. This we agree on 100%, but as the other provocateur BRH says, that also includes The Clintons and the entire Political Establishment, Democrats & Republicans alike. Their real constituents are the 1% — not The Little People. The Little People are the foil and provocateurs like you and BRH manipulate The Little People looking for answers to their Cognitive Dissonance back into the Left?Right paradigm that is part of the glue that holds it all together and maintains the Status Quo.

          I’ll be posting at my blog within the next month my experience with trying to raise Capital from the 1% who holds all the Capital. As Pink Floyd says, hypocritically as it turns out when you look at Nick Masons’s Classic Car Collection, in the excellent song Money…….

          Money, get away
          Get a good job with good pay and you’re okay
          Money, it’s a gas
          Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
          New car, caviar, four star daydream
          Think I’ll buy me a football team

          Money, get back
          I’m all right Jack keep your hands off of my stack
          Money, it’s a hit
          Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
          I’m in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
          And I think I need a Lear Jet

          Money, it’s a crime
          Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
          Money, so they say
          Is the root of all evil today
          But if you ask for a raise it’s no surprise
          That they’re giving none away
          Away, away, way
          (Away, away, away, away)

          Free Enterprise, truly Free Enterprise, means a Level Playing Field with equal access to Capital. As it stands now, access to Capital is in no way equal or equitable. A very few, less than 1% actually, have all the Capital and they don’t cotton to the notion of Free Enterprise and Equal Access to Capital. BRH calls that Slanted & Unbalanced Equation, Success. I call it Criminal — and you should too if you want anything to ever change for the better.

      • KesaAnna September 11, 2016 at 1:24 am #

        Precisely so.

        Was it the 1% who decided to define screwing your own as ” successful” ?

        That simply is not what happened in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

        • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 10:20 am #

          Kesa, your memory of the 80’s and 90’s is faulty,,, assuming you actually lived through them and were alert to what was happening.

          The societal disintegration of those decades was astounding and Reaganomics roared like a lion, seeking whom it may devour. Jewish power came out of hiding and spread its filthy Talmudic mindset over the land. Jews would defraud their own (Bernie Madoff, for example) but, it was considered a good business model if they screwed over the Goy.

          All of the billionaires and predatory capitalists who’ve plagued us for the past 35 years could not have existed without Reaganomics and the rise of Jewish financial gaming.

          The 1980’s was a sewer… filthy but still functional. The 1990’s was the sludge left over from what was processed out of the sewer. ZOG Amerika, today, is the equivalent of a public toilet in Somalia. One can only guess as to how low we will go from here on.

      • Janos Skorenzy September 11, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

        You’re still clinging to your mind forged manacles like a dog proud of his leash. No one made the Elite send out jobs overseas. The “Government” didn’t make them – they are the Government for the most part. They wanted to. They have no loyalty to us or America. Capitalism? Yeah and as we’ve been telling you – it’s a flawed system as it exists today. The profit motive is not sufficient to govern a society unchecked by anything higher.

    • Janos Skorenzy September 11, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

      Of course. The people need leadership. Obviously they’re going to go for good deals where they can find them. The point is not to give them deals that destroy them – like cheap TV’s from Korea or something. Someone has to control the lever or they’ll just keep stimming themselves to death.

      And don’t fall into the existential despair. Things don’t have to be as bad as they are although things always tend to be bad given human nature.

  149. KesaAnna September 11, 2016 at 1:47 am #

    Consider sports for example .

    youtube.com/watch?v=8DMRFwka6cw&list=PL2HWRRSziC_EMZG1ZEFe7cZlZTvYdQZuS&index=108

    Right-wing or left-wing, liberal or conservative, modern Americans make 18th century Loyalists American Monarchists look good.
    ^-^

  150. FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 5:27 am #

    9/11

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/vlapandr/13942347/1815282/1815282_original.jpg

  151. Cold N. Holefield September 11, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    There’s BRH, the Hypocrite. He claims the The Clintons, members of the 1% in esteemed standing by the way, are criminals who stole their “loot” but somehow the other 1%ers are successful so they shouldn’t be judged. BRH is a Centurion in this comments section working on behalf of the 1% to help maintain its Death Grip on all Human Potential by consistently pointing to the purposeful failure of the System and its “lowest” forms whilst praising as successful the “highest” forms that strategize & maintain The Carnage. BRH is a Classist Bully carrying water for the 1%. How pathetic is that? Pretty damn pathetic.

    Left Left, Left Right Left

    • BackRowHeckler September 11, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

      Cold, it seems the 1% are mostly Silicon Valley billionaires. The cash they have seems to have been acquired honestly.

      Say the novel you are writing is a best seller, and then the rights to it are bought up by someone who wants to turn it into a movie? That would put you up there in the top 1%. What then, should I hate you for your success?

      brh

  152. FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    Russia has covered EVERYTHING

    Air Force Gen. Frank Gorenc, the service’s European commander:

    I don’t think it’s controversial to say that they’ve closed the gap in capability – not just in Europe, everywhere.

    defensetech.org/2016/08/30/detailing-russian-surface-to-air-missile-coverage-in-europe/

  153. FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Russia sends world’s largest submarine, with 200 nukes, to Syria

    Looks like Putin has just raised the stakes in the global game of chicken he’s playing with NATO, especially in light of the latest attempts by certain NATO leaders to use the artificial EU migration crisis as a pretext to intervene militarily in Syria. Things are beginning to remind of the previous major crisis in 2013 following the chemical false flag which nearly triggered a major conflict between the super powers.

    osnetdaily.com/2015/09/russia-sends-worlds-largest-submarine-with-200-nukes-to-syria/

    • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

      A useless bluff. There is a LOT of room for geopolitical games and brinksmanship where Washington can push just enough to annoy but not compel Putin to unleash that sub’s nuclear payload.

      Russia must fill in all the gaps in its force continuum. Between its efforts in Syria and WW3 are lots of mid-level possibilities that Moscow is not prepared to check or push back. Washington is the master of knowing just how far to push without triggering a severe reaction. Erosion, rather than explosion, is how Washington has been moving forward.

      Turkey played the brinksmanship game beautifully when they shot down that Su-24, which was on non-alert recon. Ergogan told his F-16’s to broadcast on a channel not likely to be monitored by the Russian crew. LEGALLY, Erdogan played by the rules and warned the Su-24, thus Putin knew he got outfoxed. BTW, that Su-24 should NEVER have been alone like that; to get caught with its pants down.

      Russia has to acquire the art of meeting U.S. and Israeli shenanigans at all levels, albeit with just a bit more upfront, and a BIG STICK in reserve to dissuade any stupid stunts that Washington and Tel Aviv might want to pull. That requires a tight force continuum.

      Russia has to play the imperial chess game and realize that pawns are useful, especially if they are covered by more powerful pieces. Russia should have been working with Iran to build up their overall self-sufficiency and be an industrial partner. Russia should have been negotiating with President Sisi of Egypt to lease their worthless northern shore so a contingent Russian supply and strategic base can be built; in support of their bases in Tartus and Latakia. Putin should be rescuing Venezuela in exchange for Russian bases. Same thing for Nicaragua and Argentina. Any 3rd world country that still has old Soviet-era weapons needs to have them all repaired and upgraded, in exchange for some favor later on.

      Pawns are strong when backed by a major chess piece.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

        I admire your ability, Jim, to read the intentions of the Dark Prince. And what do you know about Medvedev’s Nuclear Ultimatum, or new Russian Defense Doctrine?

        • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

          I do not know of Medvedev’s Nuclear Ultimatum, or of the Russian Defense Doctrine. Please give us a brief commentary on both.

          All I know is that Washington is making a lot of noise and doesn’t appear deterred.

          • FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

            Just two words: preventive strike

            Not “retaliatory” strike which USSR used to have. Russia will not repeat the mistake of the Cold War.

          • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

            I would prefer that the “preventative strike” be done against the billionaire class and as many of their enforcers and enablers as opportunity permits. Take them out and the cause for nuclear war will cease to exist.

            BTW, how do you get bold lettering?

  154. wpa_ccc September 11, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    The super rich are mostly white. They do not spend years in jail for stealing a candy bar from 7/11.

    But the super rich do hurt people by stealing their money through white collar crime. The only way people can try to get their money back is in court. Who has ripped off more people, Donald or Hillary? Who has more court cases, Trump or Clinton?

    An analysis of legal filings across the United States finds Trump and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits.

    The sheer volume of lawsuits is unprecedented for a presidential nominee. No candidate of a major party has had anything approaching the number of Trump’s courtroom entanglements.

    Just since he announced his candidacy a year ago, at least 70 new cases have been filed, about evenly divided between lawsuits filed by him and his companies and those filed against them. And the records review found at least 50 civil lawsuits remain open even as he moves toward claiming the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in seven weeks. On Tuesday, court documents were released in one of the most dramatic current cases, filed in California by former students accusing Trump University of fraudulent and misleading behavior.

    • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      The predatory Super Rich who arose over the past 35 years are mostly Ashkenazi (European) and Semitic (Middle East) Jews. A crucial difference! There is virtually NO DIVERSITY in the ranks of the Top 0.1%. They didn’t earn one cent honestly or honorably. All stolen and their bank vaults built with millions of dead bodies. It took a STUPID GOY (Ronald Reagan) to let the Jewish genie get out of the New Deal bottle that kept them contained for about 45 years prior.

      Trump is a low level Goy billionaire in the Top 1% and in rebellion against his own class. In classic Orwellian fashion, he has enlisted the lower classes to his cause. This fits in the historic precedent where change is achieved only when upper classes rebel against each other. George Orwell wanted to believe that the Masses would take up arms against their plutocratic oppressors but, they can’t and won’t. His novel of “1984” explained how and why.

      • wpa_ccc September 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm #

        Trump is a predator. He has refused to pay workers he hired. He has brought in illegal workers to pay them less. He has defrauded people so often that he has been involved in 3,500 lawsuits, people fighting back against the predator. Trump is a con man and intends to changed public law to increase his net worth. It’s on his website.

  155. FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 11:57 am #

    Russian Eyewitness account of 911

    On Eleventh of September at 8:30 am I had an appointment in the South Tower with one of my friends, who worked in the San Microsystems on the 25th floor of the World Trade Center South tower. This meeting promised a lot of things and has become probably my last attempt to put on a business suit in accordance with the dress code of corporate America.

    I fussed with the preparation of the suit up until after midnight, but, despite this, in the middle of the night woke up from a nightmare in which some people with their faces covered by arafatkas chased me into the Kozikhinskiy thoroughfare in Moscow. Usually dreams disappear somewhere after 5 minutes, but this dream I can see even now with his eyes closed. Once I was able to get away from them, I jumped on Tverskoy Boulevard near the Pushkin theater district and, covered with cold sweat, I saw the looming white, swirling wall extending from Pushkin Square.

    Waking up, I was tormented by thirst to tell someone the dream, I rushed to call my friend in Moscow and spoke with him for 2 hours.

    I fell asleep in the morning, and certainly overslept, and therefore heard the explosion of the first plane and watched the flames and smoke of the first tower not on a 25-floor, but out of the lobby of the second tower at the elevators. In each of the towers worked around 20 thousand people and 10 thousand visitors every day. The first plane hit at quarter to 9, and at this time, half of the people were still at the bottom, waiting for elevators. But everyone thought that it was an accident and no one left the second building. Everyone gathered at the windows and watched as spellbound. And many got into the elevator and went to work.

    Realizing that my interview will not take place, I went out into the street and, without taking my eyes from this truly apocalyptic spectacle, managed to cross the square when I saw the shadow slid over the second building, and then there was an explosion, and some debris flew in all directions. Then I do not remember what happened, but I was on the Church Avenue at a good distance, perhaps three hundred meters from the tower, and my chic business suit turned out to be torn to pieces on broken knees covered in blood. I remember next to me turned out to be a huge firefighter and a Chinese seller of hotdogs which people with faces frozen in horror were buying up from him at a frantic pace.

    Events of this magnitude the human mind can not accommodate. I saw people jumping out of windows to escape the fire. Somehow, no one shouted. I bent down, to get a light from fireman cigarette and said, “This is a war”. Our eyes met and he seemed to wake up, calmly said: “Oh yeah, this is a war”. We obviously both thought about how our lives will change from this war, and what kind of war it will be. And at that moment there was a hysterical female squeal and screams a lot of people. I looked up and saw the antenna on the roof of the second building began to move slowly down.

    It is all lies that there is something exploded. It clearly shows that the site of the fire melted the supporting structures and the upper part of the building above the fire like a hammer smashed floor by floor. That is why the second tower fell very quickly – the plane flew into it pretty low and the structure could not stand the weight of the floors above the fire. But first, in which the plane crashed almost on the roof, was burning for a long time. And it seemed to me that I saw a man in the first tower, who stood by the window and watched as the other tower falls. And even when everything was shrouded in smoke, I still see his face and his hands on the glass. I stood at the bottom and heard a knock when this machine has hit on the next floor – boom, boom, boom. I stood there, listening and thinking – this is the crunch of human bones.

    And then I saw the white wall, which I saw in a dream at night. It felt that I in a horror was running somewhere, alongside a firefighter from whom I was lighting a cigarette, he grabbed my arm and pushed in some staircase. And there we have torn my shirt and moisten it with water and wound on face as a mask. And I realized that we were still alive. So we went out and began wandering in the darkness to catch people and take them to the entrance, where the air was cleaner and was some water.

    And now, after many years, this place always brings me back, whether on Tverskoy Boulevard, whether on Church Avenue, with this moving white wall absorbing everything in its path – houses, people, sun, ALL. It was there at the foot of the stupid monument where I on the next day gave blood, I finally realized what had happened then, since my call to Moscow, to the hotdog I ate a second before the south tower began to fall. What happened after that, I was unable to understand until now.

    I wonder what it would be if I had not seen this dream?

    • ozone September 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

      That’s it… keep pushin’ the myth. This is the very ultimate in cynicism, not horror.
      (BTW, that was kind of an idiotic move on your part. You’re all done.)

  156. FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Blood of innocent children will not let Hillary get away with murder

    Hillary Clinton collapses as she is helped into her van after being rushed from 9/11 memorial

    Hillary Clinton has apparently passed out at a 9/11 event as she was returning to her vehicle. It is unclear at this time what happened or where she was taken, according to the British paper the Daily Mail.
    Clinton was standing next to rival Donald Trump and other politicians when she was suddenly started to return to her van. She didn’t quite make it.

    Witnesses say she appear to faint as she got into a Secret Service van. Her knees buckled as she stumbled off a curb. She lost a shoe.

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3784098/Hillary-Clinton-rushed-9-11-memorial-service-following-medical-…

    Was Hillary among the jihadi collaborators who helped them to pull out 911? No way they could’ve done it on their own without help from the inside.

    • JimInFlorida September 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

      I predicted over a YEAR AGO that Hillary would stage a series of fake illnesses to allow her to drop out and save face. TPTB generally swap out parties every eight years and a Hillary victory would violate that policy. They will “allow” Trump to be POTUS but, only by default. Trump’s victory will be treated as a cheap victory and stolen inheritance.

      But, Hillary will most certainly be compensated for taking a fall! She WILL get her coronation but, not as POTUS. Hillary will skip a grade and be CORONATED as the first woman U.N. General Secretary!

      General Assembly resolution 51/241 guarantees that the spot will be held open for the Lizard Queen. She meets both criteria set forth as, “…due regard should be given to regional (continental) rotation of the appointee’s national origin and to gender equality.”

      Nobody from the U.S. has held the position and Hillary is technically a female. Plus, she is taking a fall to gain the promotion and coronation. The Satan worshippers in Washington and New York City will bend over backwards to put a bonafide Priestess of Satan in charge of the U.N.

      • FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

        UN? No. A client of new ‘Pecora Commission’, on steroids, Clintons have a lot of rich accomplices. US have a lots of debts to be paid.

      • pequiste September 11, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

        As much as I like your analysis of the situation JimInFl….I think Barry O. wants the U.N. job and besides Hillary just showed EVERYBODY that she’s either very ill or has been drinking way too early in the morning.

        I can, however, see Hillary recovering to the comfort of a wheelchair and the CHancellorship to a premiere women’s college like Swarthmore, Vassar, or even better Mount Holyoke!

  157. FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    Clinton Foundation is really Robin Hood in reverse

    The foundation steals money from programs supposedly for the poor and has pocketed at least $100 billion.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5ZMdbZuGTxA

    Clintons are by far the wealthiest family in America, I think that the Foundation is just the tip of the iceberg. Where are the trillions stolen from the budget in the 90s?

    By opening a racketeering case against Clintons with property confiscation, US could easily pay off its external debt and save its economy and its people from incoming collapse.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

      Any country that will attempt to provide Clintons with political asylum, will be surrounded by American and Russian military forces.

    • FincaInTheMountains September 11, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

      And you, naive, planning to raise chickens…

  158. volodya September 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

    Cold, So the question is whose toes got stepped on? There’s many sensitive toes in that neighborhood, some pretending to be “allies” of the U.S. insofar as it involves American soldiers and tax payers bearing the brunt instead of their own treasury and people.

    But Syria is a dusty place with next to no resources so I can only dimly perceive any American interest in that neck of the woods.

    My hazarding a guess on the Assad scenario won’t cost anyone their life, so I’ll guess that his sudden change in status involved money and power and a failure to do his part to safe-guard money and power-sharing arrangements. Maybe Assad was getting greedy. Maybe he wanted more of a cut.

    Or maybe Assad unwisely insisted on allowing Russian military access to bases on his turf. Or maybe this rendition business got to be too dangerous even for a tyrant like Assad. Maybe too many cut-throats in his entourage were unhappy about it.

    Of course, this is just covering all the bases and so doesn’t count as a guess.

  159. volodya September 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

    KesaAnna, I too was around to watch the 1980s unfold. Your greater point, that people were complicit in their own undoing, is largely correct. this result however was arrived at by dishonest means.

    The bizness class, with the cover provided by a lot of world class liars in universities and politics, poured out torrents of BULL SHIT about what they were up to and their real agenda. And a great many people fell for it. Voting results don’t lie.

    I mean “unfettered markets” sounds good if you say it fast. So does “free trade”. So does “de-regulation”. So does “tax cuts”.

    So now, as Pat Buchanan sez, the returns are in. Your bank account and paycheck don’t lie either. A large swathe of the American populace got screwed and they know it.

  160. volodya September 11, 2016 at 2:56 pm #