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Various readers, fans, blog commenters, Facebook trolls, and auditors twanged on me all last week about my continuing interest in the RussiaRussiaRussia hysteria, though there is no particular consensus of complaint among them — except for a general “shut up, already” motif. For the record, I’m far more interested in the hysteria itself than the Russia-meddled-in the-election case, which I consider to be hardly any case at all beyond 13 Russian Facebook trolls.

The hysteria, on the other hand, ought to be a matter of grave concern, because it appears more and more to have been engineered by America’s own intel community, its handmaidens in the Dept of Justice, and the twilight’s last gleamings of the Obama White House, and now it has shoved this country in the direction of war at a time when civilian authority over the US military looks sketchy at best. This country faces manifold other problems that are certain to reduce the national standard of living and disrupt the operations of an excessively complex and dishonest economy, and the last thing America needs is a national war-dance over trumped-up grievances with Russia.

The RussiaRussiaRussia narrative has unspooled since Christmas and is blowing back badly through the FBI, now with the firing (for cause) of Deputy Director Andrew McCabe hours short of his official retirement (and inches from the golden ring of his pension). He was axed on the recommendation of his own colleagues in the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility, and they may have been influenced by the as-yet-unreleased report of the FBI Inspector General, Michael Horowitz, due out shortly.

The record of misbehavior and “collusion” between the highest ranks of the FBI, the Democratic Party, the Clinton campaign, several top political law firms, and a shady cast of international blackmail peddlars is a six-lane Beltway-scale evidence trail compared to the muddy mule track of Trump “collusion” with Russia. It will be amazing if a big wad of criminal cases are not dealt out of it, even as The New York Times sticks its fingers in its ears and goes, “La-la-la-la-la….”

It now appears that Mr. McCabe’s statements post-firing tend to incriminate his former boss, FBI Director James Comey — who is about to embark, embarrassingly perhaps, on a tour for his self-exculpating book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

A great aura of sanctimony surrounds the FBI these days. Even the news pundits seem to have forgotten the long, twisted reign of J. Edgar Hoover (1924 – 1972), a dangerous rogue who excelled at political blackmail. And why, these days, would any sane American take pronouncements from the CIA and NSA at face value? What seems to have gone on in the RussiaRussiaRussia matter is that various parts of the executive branch in the last months under Mr. Obama gave each other tacit permission, wink-wink, to do anything necessary to stuff HRC into the White House and, failing that, to derail her opponent, the Golden Golem of Greatness.

The obvious lesson in all this huggermugger is that the ends don’t justify the means. I suspect there are basically two routes through this mess. One is that the misdeeds of FBI officers, Department of Justice lawyers, and Intel agency executives get adjudicated by normal means, namely, grand juries and courts. That would have the salutary effect of cleansing government agencies and shoring up what’s left of their credibility at a time when faith in institutions hangs in the balance.

The second route would be for the authorities to ignore any formal response to an evermore self-evident trail of crimes, and to allow all that political energy to be funneled into manufactured hysteria and eventually a phony provocation of war with Russia. Personally, I’d rather see the US government clean house than blow up the world over an engineered hallucination.


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  1. FallenHero March 19, 2018 at 9:32 am #

    Is anyone NOT aware of the vast left wing conspiracy hoisted upon us by the media, facebook, youtube etc?

    It is insane how much they control the rhetoric and have one driving (neo left) message: they hate western civilization, whiteness, males. The gayer, more feminist, more degenerate the more they want you.

    • Zoltar March 19, 2018 at 9:49 am #

      “Heroes” like you is why they hate western civilization, whiteness, males – pretending everything is fine, so like it already.

      • Cavepainter March 19, 2018 at 11:56 am #

        Well now Zoltar, are you castigating Western Civilization, Whiteness and Males or just complaining that though Western Principles of government and Western Culture (though having advanced all areas of human endeavor hundreds of years beyond prospect off any other) hasn’t yet changed human nature to fit into the fanciful — hysterical, really — rapture of ideologues? Yes, yes, I know, you’re hoping for one of those Maoist house cleanings (Cultural Revolution) that really is more like a child tantrum that leaves the house a mess.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

        Zoltar? Or Zontar, the monster from Venus?

        • Keizan March 19, 2018 at 11:27 pm #

          I believe that Zoltar is the mechanical fortune teller who’s ability to see the future is limited to providing a random prediction selected from a set of canned responses.

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 10:39 am #

      Is anyone NOT aware of the vast left wing conspiracy hoisted upon us by the media, facebook, youtube etc?

      Well, janet and a few other bots who hang out here regularly, at least.

    • tahoe1780 March 19, 2018 at 10:48 am #

      Control of media… youtu.be/j5KC3EpRhG8

      raymcgovern.com/

    • Tate March 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

      It is insane how much they control the rhetoric and have one driving (neo left) message: they hate western civilization, whiteness, males. The gayer, more feminist, more degenerate the more they want you.

      Our elites are largely identical to the (neo left). The SJWs are their minions. Like Susan Sontag (& Janet), they think that western white civilization is a cancer on the world.

      The irony is that progressivism and feminism cannot survive the decline & fall of the West.

      • Tate March 19, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

        Let me try it this way:

        — “It is insane how much they control the rhetoric and have one driving (neo left) message: they hate western civilization, whiteness, males. The gayer, more feminist, more degenerate the more they want you.”

        Our elites are largely identical to the (neo left). The SJWs are their minions. Like Susan Sontag (& Janet), they think that western white civilization is a cancer on the world.

        The irony is that progressivism and feminism cannot survive the decline & fall of the West.

    • SpeedyBB March 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

      OK Fallen Hero, show us on the doll where the mean lefty fondled you.

      ‘gayer = feminist = degenerate’: that’s quite a salad you’ve whipped up.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

      I’m not volunteering for the grammar Nazi job here, but isn’t the appropriate word ‘foisted’…unless they’re planning on ‘hoisting’ us up their flagpole, which is certainly possible?

      foist
      VERB
      foisted (past tense) · foisted (past participle)
      impose an unwelcome or unnecessary person or thing on
      “don’t let anyone foist inferior goods on you”
      synonyms: impose · force · thrust · offload · unload · dump · palm off · fob off · shift onto · pass off · get rid of · saddle someone with…

      hoist
      VERB
      raise (something) by means of ropes and pulleys
      “high overhead great cranes hoisted girders”
      synonyms: raise · raise up · lift · lift up · haul up · heave up · jack up…

      NOUN
      an act of raising or lifting something
      synonyms: push · hoist · heave · thrust · shove · uplift…
      -the part of a flag nearest the staff; the vertical dimension of a flag
      -a group of flags raised as a signal

  2. DanSullivan2018 March 19, 2018 at 9:32 am #

    Bravo, JHK, great post. As far as the petty criticism of your perspectives on Russia-palooza … well … you continue to be a voice of sanity in maddening times. To be sane, among the crazy, is to be an outcast – just as to be insane among the balanced. The world is turned upside down, and the irrational, ridiculous, and propaganda-fueled “news” takes center stage these days. Keep doing your work, it offers hope.

    • 100th Avatar March 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm #

      Read the WaPo any day.
      Any day will have negative story after negative story with a Trump nexus.
      They never tire,
      The link is never too tenuous.
      Just repeat and repeat.
      Until submission.

  3. dannyboy March 19, 2018 at 9:37 am #

    Kunstler,

    Your perspective is right on, as usual. However, many of us prefer to keep our eye on the Real Problem. Following the Russiagate Hysteria just feeds it (like when Trolls get responses).

    • thwack March 19, 2018 at 10:48 am #

      I disagree.

      JHK is just bitter, clinging to his paintings, chickens and unnatural fidelity to the truth.

      He will be dragged kicking and screaming into the techno narcissist utopia of the 21st century.

      • DrTomSchmidt March 19, 2018 at 11:25 am #

        That was funny. Thanks!

      • JohnAZ March 19, 2018 at 11:42 am #

        Techno narcissistic utopia is an oxymoron. Utopia and the forecasted technical revolution just do not talk to each other. Techno narcissistic hell is closer. An example already exists, California. The outcasts from the outflow from the revolution are all congregating in the coastal cities of California in tent cities. John Steinbeck of the 21st century. There will not be a lot of participants in the success side of the technical revolution, that is what all the political hubbub is about now, what to do with the outcasts. California is not a good example as filth and the consequent disease ensues.

        • Tate March 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

          Who knew that the Camp of the Saints would be internally- as well as externally-generated?

      • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 11:48 am #

        Googled ‘bitter Klinger‘, was not disappointed.

      • Cavepainter March 19, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

        Oh yeah thwack, redemption just ahead. Oh, but wait, I’ve not yet seen an NFL millionaire “take a knee” in protest against those Black African tribes that were the first tier of slave supply by capturing members of other African tribes in order to profit from the slave market as they peddled to intermediaries (not White but of color also) who then shuffled them all other the world — those going to the US conveyed by ships mostly chartered out of New England. But as a side note I’ll point out that at the time of the US Civil War there were more White slaves in the Middle East than there were Black Slaves in the US. Just saying.

        • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm #

          Cavepainter is using the “Why will my opponent not condemn X?” tactic. Just pick any old thing out of the air, and then accuse your opponent of being soft on it. A child could do it.

          Seriously, Cavepainter, who are you kidding with this stuff? Yep, African tribes would sell their enemies into slavery back in the day. What’s your point? It happened, and they got away with it long ago. The consequences exist here and now, where slavery was a generations-long system that built the society that exists today — not there and then, where it was one and done. Seriously, what’s your plan? Dig up the bones and write insulting names on them?

          This tactic is useful both for evading the actual substance of other people’s speech (e.g. Colin Kaepernick and others calling attention to systemic racism as it exists in the USA today), and for distracting other people away from that substance by throwing a red herring in their path. It’s so commonly used because (a) it’s easy and (b) people often fall for it, but it’s horseshit — and not even fresh horseshit. It’s old, dried-out, crumbly horseshit that doesn’t even have the merit of being useful fertilizer. All there is to it is the stink.

          • lsjogren March 19, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

            Totally agree about the “why won’t you condemn x” thing. This is something that is promiscuously used today by both the right and left.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

            It’s real simple: Judge not lest ye be judged. In other words, anytime you judge another or another’s words, you put you and yours up for judgment. Kappy doesn’t get to dominate the dialogue in other words. His discourse was judged and found wanting. Ditto the Democrats as Mr Kunstler points out. Ditto your whole world view. It’s nonsense. It depends on hysteria and coercion from beginning to end.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

            Right, Janos, so when you state (dishonestly or just because you have a bad memory) that I haven’t condemned the vile groomers in Rochdale or wherever, which I most definitely have, on this site (in response to brh, initially) it’s OK for me to engage in whataboutery and demand why you haven’t regularly condemned the murder of an exponentially greater number of Jews, gypsies, disabled people and others in Nazi Germany? Is that what you’re saying?

          • Cavepainter March 19, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

            History Elrond, history. No, not rarefied grains strip mined from the broader context of whatever era/epoch being addressed for the political capital to be gained. No Elrond, scholarship is not rendering history down to naught but isolated anecdote, deprived of the common ligature of narrative.

          • elysianfield March 19, 2018 at 6:05 pm #

            horseshit — and not even fresh horseshit. It’s old, dried-out, crumbly horseshit that doesn’t even have the merit of being useful fertilizer. All there is to it is the stink.

            Elrond,
            You obviously never have been around old horseshit…old and crumbly, it is better fertilizer and does not stink. I suggest you continue with that which you know much about…bullshit….

        • thwack March 19, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

          Cave painter is technically correct.

          But the key is, the African chiefs and tribes were not going around mouthing off about liberty, freedom, justice.

          just sayin

          • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

            Yeah we’ve noticed. Blacks only adopt such ideals when forced to by Whites and it’s almost always hypocrisy. You are in love with the Honesty of Savages. Bravo.

      • patrickd March 19, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

        I think all of us will be dragged kicking and screaming into a world made by hand, if the US doesn’t manage to get Russia to nuke us off the face of the earth.

        Jim did not mention the third option (the first 2 being war and US government cleansing), and that would be US dissolution via the ever foretold collapse, without a cleansing. (Thieves don’t repent.)

        The activities in Afrin today are a true picture – minus the AK47’s – of what has been going on in the US the past 30 years, which is criminal terrorists looting the population. Substitute police state for the Kalishnikovs.

        The looting will stop when all the loot has been stolen.

        • snarkmatic9000 March 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

          Kal”a”shnikovs…. I’m hanging on to my Saiga!

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

        Does he even use a computer? Or does he bang these out on his old Remington, the leafs then packed by mule to the nearest Xerox store where Zontar downloads them?

        • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

          Afrin…I use their nasal spray!

      • Majella March 19, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

        LOL! good one, Thwack

  4. Lawfish March 19, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    The title of today’s excellent piece reminds me that my anticipation of today’s post would be that it would be on either: more Russian hysteria, or the newly-emerging story that somehow Facebook stole the election from HRC. I’m sure that meme will wend its way into Mr. Kunstler’s prose sooner or later.

    Meantime, you and Chris Martensen seem to be thinking along the same lines:

    peakprosperity.com/blog/113845/russia-did

    • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 11:00 am #

      I haven’t been following the Facebook story closely, but my understanding is that it’s more about Facebook’s lack of effective control over people’s personal data than it is about Hillary Clinton.

      A company called Cambridge Analytica was hired by the Trump campaign to help them target their election message. Cambridge Analytica is “a privately held company that combines data mining and data analysis with strategic communication for the electoral process” (Wikipedia). They were able to scrape data about millions of people directly from Facebook, and use that data to target segments of voters with tailored electoral messages. Whatever you think of CA or the Trump campaign, Facebook had that data just lying out in public for anyone to hoover up and use any way they liked — data about you, me (we have Facebook in Canada too), and your neighbour’s dog’s veterinarian’s half-sister.

      More here:

      cbc.ca/news/technology/cambridge-analytica-facebook-review-data-users-1.4581847

      • Lawfish March 19, 2018 at 11:12 am #

        Thanks, Elrond. Somehow I see this being spun by the media as another angle for how Trump got into the White House illegally.

      • JohnAZ March 19, 2018 at 11:58 am #

        Elrond right on

        The picture here is bigger with the advent of social media. Who has the right to use the data generated by Facebook et al to put together ad campaigns for their candidate? Who has the right to generate propaganda to support a candidate? In other words, what does the term free elections mean? Who will monitor who is able to put info into social media? Everything one sees right now is that the media wants that function ( what a surprise) or one party or the other. The best answer is that no one should control content! The cyber loading by Russia is nothing but an extension of what started as Radio Free Europe. I wonder if one of the big problems for everyone is how far ahead other countries are with breaking into firewalls. The biggest myth about cyber security is that it exists!

        • 100th Avatar March 19, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

          They have the right!
          You use their service for free.
          To gloat.
          To show off.
          To troll.
          to gripe.
          In case any of the dimwits using Facecrook were unaware:
          You are the product.
          Advertisers pay for your information.
          This is why it has made a few billionaires.
          Targeted advertising.
          Targeted relationship circles.
          People answer the questions.
          Willingly
          hometown, spouse, school, job, close friends, coworkers, fans, like after like and follow.
          This is rather obvious.
          I advocate a heuristic approach: go look and see.
          See how much you give up. Willingly.

      • JustSaying March 20, 2018 at 10:33 am #

        Clinton and Trump both had access to Facebook. So it’s really a wash. Tell me, what influences your vote – MSM, Facebook, your family or do you make up your own mind? I never had any intention to vote for Clinton at any time.

  5. venuspluto67 March 19, 2018 at 9:46 am #

    Personally, I’d rather see the US government clean house than blow up the world over an engineered hallucination.

    Yes, that’s just common sense. Unfortunately, we live in an age in which managing even common sense requires nothing short of a herculean effort. 🙁

    • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:14 am #

      To clean house one must be aware of what’s in the house:

      Here’s a primer:
      youtu.be/7oRxuBYTxb0

      How many Americans heard of the SES (Senior Executive Service), who they are, who put them there, why they are there, how much they get paid, who are they accountable to, and why the MSM hasn’t ever talked about them?

      • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:38 am #

        I’d also be very curious to know if this gov mafia disclosed to the IRS the monies they’ve received at their position, if the IRS did any auditing of these people, and if not why not?!!

      • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 10:41 am #

        When the chaos exists at the kindergarten level, the teachers and staff can break up the ruckus and restore order. When the citizens are creating havoc in the streets, the cops can be sent in to bust it up. When the greed at the top has turned the system into the corrupt, chaotic clusterfuck that is our government, there is no higher authority to send in to straighten out the mess. The only possibilities for change would come from actions taken by the military or by foreign militaries and I don’t know if that would fix anything anyway. I certainly will continue to denounce violence, even though only violence will bring change, things are that far gone. So for me at least, I must turn away and live my commitment to my Lord and Master. Faith is the only sanctuary that I have and since Jim Morrison was right about at least one thing, no one here gets out alive, I will continue to struggle against the forces of evil as I do and be comforted by the fact that whether you Believe or no, Eternal Rest grows in value as life degrades in decency.

        • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:49 am #

          I strongly disagree, Walter. This mafia works in the shadows. The minute they are exposed they are done. We just need to break through their engineered ignorance. And we need to understand that without OUR gullible participation in their schemes THEY cannot exist.

          • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 10:55 am #

            I agree with what you say, but making it actually happen is something I cannot believe can be done. Perhaps I have grown too cynical, but whether or not they CAN be woken up, well there’s the rub.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

            Yeah, the FBI became famous taking down the Maffia. Now they cooperate with the Clinton Crime Family and have been coopted by them.

        • lsjogren March 19, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

          This is why a civil society is so rare and fragile. Look at countries around the world that undergo revolutions. It almost always leads to new government that is as bad or worse than the previous one.

          For the left/deep state to so cavalierly trash a system of government that has fostered a society increasingly evolving in the direction of a civil and just society is in my view probably the most reprehensible thing going on in the world today.

      • 100th Avatar March 19, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

        See how much it has grown under Obama.
        exponentially.
        tacit knowledge enshrined?
        or tacit approval of the lever holders?

    • shotho March 19, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Is it still possible for the organs of government to cleanse themselves or be cleansed by outside sources? Have the forces of globalism and corporatism gone beyond the point of no return in quest of control? They, obviously, have decided on the twin narratives of Trump and Putin to force confrontation and domination on what remains of opposition. The die may be cast and there is no going back; or not.

  6. newworld March 19, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    I hear that Facebook insiders are selling, so it will be interesting to see how far the powers to be allow this childish hysteria from the Left to continue.

    FB and GOOG being CIA supported data mines, TWTR being a intelligence agency consensus builder, and all potential zero stock prices.

    So my prediction is the Uniparty pushes for Chinese level of controls of the internet. Which will all blow up, perhaps to civil war proportions of rancor.

  7. JustSaying March 19, 2018 at 10:04 am #

    “It now appears that Mr. McCabe’s statements post-firing tend to incriminate his former boss, FBI Director James Comey — who is about to embark, embarrassingly perhaps, on a tour for his self-exculpating book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”.

    Is this irony or what? It just keeps getting better.

    • JustSaying March 19, 2018 at 10:07 am #

      consortiumnews.com/2018/03/19/former-cia-chief-brennan-running-scared/

      Waiting for the ax to drop on Brennan….

      • ozone March 19, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

        From an article titled, “Ex-FBI Assistant Director: There Was A “High-Ranking” Plot To Protect Hillary; Brennan Leaked “Weekly”:

        Brennan notably fired off an aggressive tweet after FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s Friday night firing, stating “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America…America will triumph over you.”

        ***Pot? Kettle? The fucker has a truckload of nerve/gall to drop this stinking, gold-plated turd of jingo-scat on us at this time. However, it shows the depth of their hubris… this is a GOOD thing as they will eventually expose more of their crimes and they will no longer find themselves as untouchable as they now believe they are.

        “[Ex-FBI Assistant Director] Kallstrom and [Fox’s] Bartiromo discussed Brennan’s tweet, noting that the ex-CIA director had projected extreme animosity towards Trump, and was directly involved in leaks to the press.

        Kallstrom: My sources tell me that he was leaking almost weekly and daily. He was taking that bunch of phony crap supposedly from Russia, and peddling that through the Congress, all his buddies in the media, he was one of the active people. I’ve known him a long time.

        Bartiromo: You think he’s involved?

        Kallstrom: Oh I think he’s involved, absolutely. And I think it goes right to the top Maria.”

        *** Yes, this is getting good. Now McCabe (new “resistance” hero) is set to throw Comey (past-tense “resistance” hero) under the speeding bus or subway train… whichever should happen along first. 😉 So many lies to unravel and plots to expose!

        Laughably, our regional Notional Propaganda Radio president is twisting himself in knots, attempting to place the onus for all things wrong in the world at the doorstep of the Russians. He’s making himself irrelevant and pathetic, but that’s how blowhards “roll”.

      • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

        @JustSaying – Good article. I have long been “Waiting for the ax to drop on Brennan.” That dirtbag should have been warming a cold cot in a cold jail cell long ago. Will it ever happen? Don’t bet the farm on it. He’ll continue to collect his out-sized pension until natural causes put him in the cold, cold ground instead. In this world at least, evil men do continue to prosper. Sigh.

    • JustSaying March 19, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      And then we have the Hillary goes to India sideshow where it appears she has difficulty remaining in an upright position and problems with her non-retractable mandible.

  8. Walter B March 19, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    Sing on Jim about the pathetic, failed agency and all of it’s corruption. It is and should be a sore spot that needs to be probed, prodded, and opened up to whatever extent is possible.

    A co-worker and good friend of mine who had a long career in high finance banking, has an old friend who is an FBI upper management type. I met this FBI friend of a friend in late December when the two of them we at a local watering hole having drinks. I was introduced formally and I told the guy that I already knew of him and his position and that my buddy said he was a decent guy. As we started talking about the FBI, I told him that as far as I knew, the general public in my circles refers to the FBI as the Fucking Brainless Idiots, no insult intended. His excuse was that the vast majority of the people that work for the agency are decent, honest, hard working people that want to do the right thing and that it was the political assholes at the top that were the real and major problem.

    “I understand”, I told him and “I am sure that you are accurate in what you are saying”, but I had to remind him that none of that counts for anything if the end result is that the scum at the top corrupt the entire agency and what it stands for. As long as all of the “good and decent” people quietly sit silently on their hands then they, just as their evil, sellout masters, must be judged accordingly.

    If any of you people out there are into your local politics and government as I am, you are well aware of the dirty dealing and corruption that takes place every damned day. In my Township, the dollar figures are almost non-existent, yet those in power will lie, cheat, steal and do absolutely anything to remain in power. If small places like Bethlehem Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey are as bad as WE are, the pure, raw evil that exists in Washington DC simply HAS to be unfathomable.

    • venuspluto67 March 19, 2018 at 11:02 am #

      Q: Why do FBI agents always travel in groups of three? A: One to read, one to write, and one to keep an eye on the damn intellectuals! 😉

  9. Jeremy March 19, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    NEVER forget!
    youtube.com/watch?v=MxxxlutsKuI

  10. harryflashmanhigson March 19, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    I backed you in the Facebook Peak Oil group, I still love your stuff, but a huge number of still butthurt lefties can’t abide you ragging on their team!

    You keep doing what you’re doing, Jim, you’re performing a public service by keeping this shit in the spotlight.

    I don’t think I’ve ever disagreed with a word you’ve said. Keep up the good work, Jimmy Boy!

    • lsjogren March 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

      Members of the progressive Kool Aid Kult like to claim that those of us who refuse to drink their Kool Aid are just right wing Fox News junkies.

      Well, my personal opinion is that the two greatest threats to the human race are progressivism and peak oil.

      And I guarantee when I comment about the threat of Peak Oil to the populist right, I get very little agreement with my point of view.

      But, since progressivism is a religious cult that is cocksure it is sure it is locked into The Truth, to disagree with its agenda on any matter whatsoever renders one a nonbeliever, hence evil, and right wing.

      There’s no introspection in progressivism, nor is there nunace or shades of gray. It’s all good versus evil, black versus white, etc.

      Such cuts have caused great human misery in the past, and if progressivism gains total control of human society, it will generate yet another manmade apocalypse.

      With nature already offering us an apocalypse down the road in the form of peak oil, the last thing we need is a manmade holocaust on top of that.

      • Sean Coleman March 19, 2018 at 5:51 pm #

        It is the same self-righteous impulse that brought about the disaster of the French Revolution and those of the 20th Century. It just keeps on coming back.

  11. Jeremy March 19, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    For the above vid.

    “In 1939, 20,000 Americans rallied in New York’s Madison Square Garden to celebrate the rise of Nazism – an event largely forgotten from American history.”

    • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 11:06 am #

      Understandable enough. Who wants the whole world knowing about their psychotic episodes, or their drunk-driving convictions? As long as the underlying problems don’t go untreated, such matters of shame are best left in the past.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

      Jewish gangsters used to attack German American Citizens at Bund meetings. Back then Whites had the right to free associate you see – as shocking as that may be to your Communist sensibilities.

  12. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    How can you fight an enemy that you do not know not only in person, but even by name?

    The ancient anti-Christian Gnostic sect that originated in Western Europe in medieval times almost became victorious in the West at the end of the 20th century.

    In United States it manifests as party of Clintonoids, in the Middle East as Wahhabism and in Western Europe as the Fourth Sacred Empire of the German Nation – the Fourth Reich of Angela Merkel.

    That sect corrupted the upper echelons of American bureaucracy and law enforcement.

    Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen, meaning: Organization of Former SS Members (ODESSA) is the main conduit of conducting its policy.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ODESSA

  13. BC_EE March 19, 2018 at 10:33 am #

    Jim, you could have appended your title with “;and watch out for slight of hand”. From where I sit and viewing the non-U.S. documentary, (Netherlands – a while ago), the Russia collusion is a pretext. A slight of hand.

    occrp.org/en/investigations/7046-documentary-explores-dodgy-financial-ties-of-trump-associate

    They are going after money laundering and criminal influencing. RussiaRussiaRussia collusion only gave them the keys. The media hype, well that is certainly open to opinions and your’s is as good as any. It may very well be fueled by the psyops types. On the surface of it the empty chairs, talking heads types are probably only concerned with ratings fuel. Another day, another news cycle, ho-hum…

    I believe we can agree on one central tenet, this is yet again another grand exercise in hypocrisy.

    I advise anyone not to expect actual outcomes for the betterment of democracy and all; rather, follow the money. So far the program has delivered one of its objectives by raising the Defence budget by $80 billion or so. Things flow between potential differences – in this case tension. (There is a reason high voltage lines are called high tension in other parts of the world). The flow component in this case is MIC money.

    Well now we have a new meme! MCmoney. Military Industrial Complex money.

    But how corrupt, perverse, and lethal is this whole game of charades called National Defense? (And can anyone tell me exactly which barbarians are actually at the gate BTW?). This anecdote will most likely be tracked down, if not already, I only hope the subject has executed on their plans.

    While living in a Southern state a neighbor of mine related to me one quiet, perfect evening on the porch sharing our common proclivity for spiced rum and coke. He was a two time Vietnam Green Beret veteran, career Army, and then career federal law enforcement. I hope one of the good guys. He asked me rhetorically, “Why do you think XXXX and I go to all these out of the way places for vacations? We’re looking for a place to retire where they will leave us alone.”

    There you have it. What do you get for committing to the perceived universal good of the nation, the deep and paranoid state worried you know too much and must be silenced by whatever means. Even after one has been honorably discharged from their post.

    To me, this is representative of what is actually going in Fortress ‘Merika. At some point it gets difficult to distinguish between the paranoid excesses of the enemy and those of ourselves. Kilroy was right.

    Start parsing it out by qui bono money trails and there are a few forks in the road leading to different pockets, but to the same relative destination.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

      If you’re referring to, “We have met the enemy and he is us,” that quotation was by Pogo. Good post.

  14. K-Dog March 19, 2018 at 10:38 am #

    The hysteria, on the other hand, ought to be a matter of grave concern, because it appears more and more to have been engineered by America’s own intel community, its handmaidens in the Dept of Justice, and the twilight’s last gleamings of the Obama White House

    The question I have is would concern about intel community meddling be so great if it was pushing back against a phony conspiracy you approved of? I suspect since I used the word ‘conspiracy’ you’d say yes, but it seems to me most people do not care about any egregious meddling from our intel communities so long as such meddling does not involve them. Agency meddling in the shaping of public attitudes and policy is not something most people are going to see as an issue of ‘grave concern’.

    A brief survey among the high end winos in a local high end Italian restaurant last night.

    Q: So you think the Russians influenced the elections.

    A: Yes, they hacked it.

    Q: But there is no evidence the Russians changed a single vote and since nothing they did was actually illegal how can can you say they hacked the election?

    A: They hacked it, none of that shit matters.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 10:41 am #

      It is a part of religious belief of above mentioned sect, and as such does not require any rational proof or evidence.

      • K-Dog March 19, 2018 at 10:47 am #

        Yup, all the above mentioned sect needs is a nice dry Riesling and it’s all good. The above mentioned sect is unfortunately rather large in number.

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 10:47 am #

      Nice! We seem to have morphed into a binary society, with no comprehension of nuance or shades of gray. Just as desired.

      • pequiste March 19, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

        Actually many understand “Fifty Shades of Gray” but only as an exercise as fantasy libertine behaviour not as a worldview or perspective.

    • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      Yes K-Dog, further evidence that alcohol kills brain cells. Is the Common American Idiot so damned stupid that they do not realize that agencies like the CIA actually spy, manipulate and murder government officials throughout the world for profit? Do they think that these spooks sit around all day partying like the CA Idiots do? If they apply their trade without supervision of control from above around the globe, you can be damned well sure that they use it here at home as well. From a review of the book, of The Devil’s Chessboard …

      Or as a staff member of the 1970s congressional investigation of Kennedy’s murder said in an interview with Talbot: “One CIA official told me, ‘So you’re from Congress — what the hell is that to us? You’ll be packed up and gone in a couple of years, and we’ll still be here.’”

      Unfortunately for us all the Common American Idiots (or CAI) not only refuse to think at all, they simply do not care about anything. THAT fact will bring the death of America if it has not done so already.

      • K-Dog March 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

        Given the power of electronic toys and the rapidity that a fully draconian system can be implimented it probably is too late.

        One way the Common American Idiot might experience the force across the line they think our government would never cross is to start advocating succession from the Union for the part of the country they call home. Blog about it here. Blog it at Moon Over Alabama. Do it at Reditt. Wherever.

        Hot doggie! Soon enough you might get a little taste of the force. Sort of like Galileo being shown the instruments of torture it is. Exciting in a terrifying sort of way. Obedience school where you will learn to be a good dog or the next time you stop for gas and lift your leg you just might find the pump does not work.

        The TCAII Typical Common American Idealistic Idiot will soon find, the world is not what they thought it was.

  15. wm5135 March 19, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Thank you for all of your efforts Mr. K – keep on keeping on!

    From my low vantage point it looks like one side running around with their hair on fire and a can of lighter fluid in hand, while the other side is running around with their hair on fire holding an empty fire extinguisher.

    Let us hope, I just can’t quit, that your first option prevails.

  16. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 10:51 am #

    Western Colored Projects is a concept that in my opinion today is vitally important for an adequate description of reality.

    Suffice to say that it was the lack of an adequate description of reality at the conceptual level that was the root cause of not only the collapse of the USSR, but also the impossibility for Historic Russia to plan for China-type capitalism of Den-Xiao-Ping.

    All the rest – both the betrayal of the elites and the treachery of Gorbachev – are the consequences of this root cause.

    Of course, one can present this topic with the help of a description of specific anthropologies that are attributed to the Western Colored Projects.

    For example, I could say right away that Western Colored Projects came from the corresponding Gnostic sects that spread in the West of Europe after it broke away from Christianity, handing the anathema to Orthodox Christians with the hands of Cardinal Humbert from the pitch of Pope Gregory the Great.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbert_of_Silva_Candida

    And that would be perfectly correct, since indeed one of these sects, the so-called Cathars or Albigenses, divided its members into perfecti and profaine.

    The Western White Project is characterized by the fact that it obliges perfecti to treat profaine well, take care of them, provide them with work and earnings, unemployment benefits, health insurance, etc. and the like, while the Western Black Project believes that profaine are half-animals and perfecti have the right and even the responsibility to cull their herd by limiting their numbers ala Malthus, including killing the less useful members of the herd.

    But the Western Red Project paradoxically is the closest to Christian anthropology, because historically denied the division of mankind into two biologically different species and considers perfecti scams, which must be destroyed as a class, and on the top of the social pyramid raises profaine = “just a man.”

    The latter becomes especially important if one replaces the perfecti with the bourgeoisie, and the profaine with the proletariat, or with the working class, as it is called in England.

    Unfortunately, this beautiful, logical scheme will only confuse most of the people, since it can not be traced in history, since on closer examination of the question it turns out that the very concept of perfecti is the product of establishing the institution of cardinals who performed their belonging to perfecti or rather to people of the Spirit, through electing the Pope, and all the horrors of the Albigensian crusade stem from the so-called contest of Investiture.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Investiture

    Moreover, all the above-mentioned anthropologies and other scientific theories are an ideological weapon that was not invented yesterday, which becomes especially clear if we trace the fate of the participants of the Fourth Crusade and the Albigensian Crusade.

    For example, the son of the leader of the Albigensian Crusade Simon de Montfort, the 6th Earl of Leicester became the ancestor of not only a constitutional monarchy without a constitution, but also a so-called non-traditional society and Anglo-Saxon democracy.

    And the first Protestant state became Prussia, an area that belonged to the Livonian Order, which murdered God knows how many millions of Orthodox Vikings, Prussians and other Slavs in order to seize their lands and create on them an ideal Catholic state, whose citizens were to become the “right” Christian colonists, brought from the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation.

    By the way in the future such “Christianization” of the Slavs had to take place in Pskov and Novgorod, but these plans were stopped not only by Alexander Nevsky, but also by the invasion of Batu.

    • hmuller March 19, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      Fin, that all sounds very confusing. I’ll just stick to believing in secret reptilian ruling elites.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

        It is confusing due to general ignorance of modern public (both in Russia and US) in historical matters.

        But if “secret reptilian ruling elites” is a conspiracy theory in a sense it is a special ideological operation set forward to confuse people, my theory is traceable in history, and what is more important, in the History of Arts.

        • hmuller March 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

          Is there a book available on Amazon which sums up this view of history?

  17. RB March 19, 2018 at 11:08 am #

    Rest assured the American military is not filled with good and honorable men and women. The US Navy is still dealing with the Pacific “team” taking bribes and selling classified info to some Asian dude who services ships. Meanwhile, the Navy cannot find competent sailors to move safely in foreign waters. Fight the North Koreans? Hahahahahahahaha… China is coming on strong and has been cleaning out its rats nest of corruption. I suspect the Chinese way is quieter and more efficient. Win a war with China? Keep drinking your scotch and repeating “we can beat anyone mantra”. Nonsense. The US military is insanely incompetent. It’s equipment is junk. There is no preparation for a big war just the small ones that allow one transport plane to haul in the dead into Dover. Recall the Air Force mishandling of nukes? Think that is fixed now?
    How is it that a single district court can make a ruling that affects all the nation? The courts are politicized and such a system constipates the execution of laws and policies. The other two branches of govt are subservient to the courts. Justice system my ass.

    Does anyone not see collapse coming? This cannot be fixed. We are going to ride this thing into the dirt. No solutions. No rescue. Deal is done.

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 11:20 am #

      Queue the Dr Strangelove scene of Maj Kong (Slim Pickens) riding the nuke to ground zero. Great actor, great scene, and very prophetic.

      youtube.com/watch?v=3edi2Wkr5YI

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

        What a way to go – with that baby between your legs. The ultimate orgasm. Pain and Pleasure all became One, gravity all nonsense now. The Light, the Light….!

        The Atomic Soldiers saw the bones of their hands. Free Xrays! Duck and cover was better than nothing, meanwhile Mom was making cookies in the bomb shelter at home.

      • michael March 19, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

        “We’ll all ride to hell on a flash of light”
        Which movie is it from?

    • Tate March 19, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

      How is it that a single district court can make a ruling that affects all the nation? The courts are politicized and such a system constipates the execution of laws and policies. The other two branches of govt are subservient to the courts.

      The legislature should not be subservient to the kritarchy. United States v. Klein (1871) is commonly misinterpreted. See the Irrepressible Myth of Klein:

      scholarship.law.uc.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://duckduckgo.com/&httpsredir=1&ar…

    • BackRowHeckler March 19, 2018 at 10:02 pm #

      RB, concerning the US armed forces, are you speaking from experience, or just speculating?

      brh

  18. Paul Ford O'Neil March 19, 2018 at 11:10 am #

    Atta Boy James!

    Those detoxed from the torpor of demonic-marxist-feminism – greatly appreciate your Monday morning antidote of modern Shakespearian prose to endure yet another week in the cultural-political gulag!

    Down here at the confluence of the Anacostia & Potomac, the ducks and geese prepare for another Spring of birth and nurture in the millenniums of life. Like men, they take my crumbs but not my advice.

    However, Americans always have recourse to the road less traveled if only we pray for the courage to take it . . .

    The Road Not Taken

    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, as just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    Regards,
    PFO

    • JustSaying March 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

      That poem is still lovely after all these years. Thanks for printing it. I think that poetry is a victim of the modern age.

  19. volodya March 19, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    Among many other instances of dishonesty-hypocrisy-idiocy of the bi-coastal clerisy and Deep State is the failure to note the yawning chasm between what they say and what they do, between their own behavior and what they consider unacceptable actions by non-Americans.

    One obvious example is American meddling in foreign countries, the Ukraine being one such place. What was the number being bandied about? Five billion? This is what Vickie Fuck-the-EU Nuland said that the US government “invested” to “assist” the Ukraine. Compare that number to what the Russkis spent on Facebook ads.

    So what were the results of this – cough – US “investment” over a generation? Let’s see, hmmm, a country ravaged by Oligarch predation, a howlingly corrupt civic administration, a joke of a court system (I’m talking about the Ukraine, not the US) … and a Flying Brick Festival over at the Maidan and armed conflict on the Ukraine’s eastern borders and the Russian takeover of Crimea. Yes, yes, good job, good job, great outcomes all around, all of it foreseen, all of it intended.

    Ole Vickie used to talk about Ukrainian desire to become “European”. Um, well, maybe there some Ukrainians over there not so keen on it, for example, their rather large Russian-speaking contingent. And maybe Europeans themselves ought to have some say in who gets to join their club.

    In any case, here’s a suggestion for those of Vickie’s mind-set – mind your own fucking business. There’s countries and peoples in Europe far older than the US, like Russia to take one example and like Poland and Germany, and the Ukrainians themselves for that matter, and who are far closer to the action, so to speak, for whom the Ukraine is a stone’s throw away and for whom consequences are immediate. Americans don’t have to live with the results but the locals do.

    The United States hasn’t got much recently to brag about other than a record of failed states and failed military incursions. So this is to suggest that the US is not REMOTELY competent to judge what goes on in places outside its own borders. Americans can’t run the United States, never mind the Ukraine.

    What’s this got to do with anything? It provides a monetary context for the Russia “meddling” accusations. Five billion versus a hundred g’s. So let’s don’t be fucking ridiculous.

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 11:30 am #

      Ol’ Vicki is married to Robert Kagan, co-founder of PNAC (and so likely one of the sponsors/”masterminds” behind 9-11), so she’s just acting as spokesmodel for the globalist interests they represent. I doubt she has the mental horsepower to formulate anything beyond a lunch date.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

        Kagan or “Chief” – name and word that go back to old Khazaria itself.

        I’m into Samantha Powers. I could make Sam one very happy lady.

        • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

          Surely you jest old boy! That biatch is a scarecrow! Now with liver spots for additional deterrent effect!

    • Tate March 19, 2018 at 1:33 pm #

      Mackinder’s Heartland theory is the granddaddy impetus for everything that the U.S. of A. and its ‘five eyes’ associates do. It is the motive force behind all actions undertaken by the contemporary West. Refer to the seminal essay “The Geographical Pivot of History”

      Who rules Eastern Europe commands the Heartland
      Who rules the Heartland commands the World Island
      Who rules the World Island commands the world

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

        There can only be ONE! And the Kagan and the Highlander are the last ones standing.

        The Chechens have the Heartland. Millions of them and other Central Asian Muslims live in Moscow itself. They Russians are in deep shit internally – as are we from our Browns.

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

      @volodya – Outstanding post, old boy!

  20. Ishabaka March 19, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    One positive to come out of the current Reds Under Our Beds affair is the wonderful new phrase “to lack candor” will now be used unlike the older, cruder phrase “to lie”.

  21. PeteAtomic March 19, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    Instead of deep analysis in the MSM of the internal politics of Russia, you have people like David Andelman, a CFR member journalist with neo-con positions, who Hunter S. Thompson described as ” “…one of those people you’d automatically choose to be plunged into a vat of aboriginal clap-spoor, just to test the effects.” (1) Andelman in his latest opinion piece for CNN, called “Vladimir Putin feels untouchable. The West must find the courage to stand up to him”(2) argues sardonically that there isn’t any real political choices in Russia, and that Russia is attempting to draw Turkey away from NATO, and is moving nuclear capable weapons towards Russia’s borders with its western neighbors. Andelman also points out the attempted assassination of Russian turncoats that have been working for US intel.

    It’s a really intellectually dishonest, and deeply hypocritical article. Andelman fails to point out the local US positioning of forces which could quickly affect Russian cities. Andelman also fails to point out US inaction or complete bungling in Syria. Andelman ridiculously accuses Russian political system as marked by a lack of choices. How can any American commentator point to another country’s lack of political choice as a legitimate debate point? It’s laughable. On the Skripal matter, does Andelman actually believe that the US is any different with traitors towards its own national security state? Do you think Edward Snowden may possibly have a target on his head, and that one of the few reasons he is still alive is that he is not a plain traitor (like a Skripal), but a legitimate whistleblower of a masked Big Brother-esque security state?

    Putin consistently argues that Russia must be acknowledged as a strong, world player. However, Andelman echoes & agrees with warmongers like John McCain that Russia is a “nation that Senator John McCain quite rightly called “a gas station masquerading as a country.”(3)

    Andelman’s narcissistic underestimation of Russia is a dangerous position of the extreme. It’s an old, old Western story. It’s not that dissimilar to the planning pre-Operation Barbarossa: ‘Russia is an inherent backward country that only needs a strong action that will knock over its house of cards.’

    The US would share the same fate if it would decide to launch its own version of Drang nach Osten.

    1) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A._Andelman
    2,3) cnn.com/2018/03/18/opinions/andelman-russia-election-result-opinion-intl/index.html

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 11:44 am #

      It all comes back to that old canard, American Exceptionalism, which is the implied basis of all such arguments. No one in the MSM or Government ever questions the US’ own culpability in all the third world dirty dealing and carnage that’s gone on since the end of WWII, when that’s the only place that any truly realistic conversation about international affairs can start. It’s a neat game of bait and switch, but the rest of the world is on to it now, and no amount of American/western marketing bullshit and smoke blowing can hide that fact anymore. Needless to say, when the reality behind 9-11 finally sinks in to a critical mass of people (as it inevitably will eventually), there goes the empire for good!

      • JohnAZ March 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

        People love to stick the US for their fighting back against Russia in a great number of places. We are now realizing how over board the precursors to the Deep State went. However, would you rather the PTB went after the Russians during the Cold War, or would you rather be speaking Russian now. The message is sometimes stopping a big gun takes a bigger gun.

      • PeteAtomic March 19, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

        Absolutely. You get a clear picture of who and what people like Andelman stand for from perusing his opinion pieces in places like CNN. The fact that a news org. like CNN uses such people is ‘the tell’ in poker terms. You may as well have somebody like ex-CIA director Brennan write the ‘news’ for CNN. It’s glaring and obvious.

        These people are neo-imperalists who advocate for a militarily (and surveilled) dominated world by the US, which is a safe space for multi-national conglomerates that operate thru globalist trade networks & treaties. You can argue whether that’s a ‘good’ or not (I’d argue its been terrible for the US public), however, you must admit that its a reality.

        • ozone March 19, 2018 at 5:11 pm #

          Pete,
          John of the desert community (just above) might want to take your comment into consideration. (I entertain no hope that he will; some things/memes are just too deeply ingrained. So, we remain, deeply and unalterably, divided by vaporous delusions.)

  22. malthuss March 19, 2018 at 11:21 am #

    Toys r us shut down between 700-800 stores

    Abercrombie is closing around 60

    Foot locker closing around 110 stores

    Best Buy 250 stores

    Jc penny 8 stores

    Bon-Ton 42 stores closing

    Sam’s club 63 stores

    Macy 11 stores

    J crew 50 stores

    Republic 200 stores

    Teavana closing 379 stores

    Ascena Retail Group 268 stores

    Michel Kors 125 stores closing

    March 2018

    • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 11:42 am #

      Good. The corporate vultures are dying. Looking forward to the time when people are educated enough so that Pepsi McDonald’s Pizzahut and all the other US corporate phood poison dealers are gone. Same for all other ‘Consumer Staples’ poison manufactures, the Pharma cos, etc. — when all the global stock markets are at ZERO!

    • JohnAZ March 19, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

      Welcome to Amazon’s brave New World. Easy to fix, boycott Amazon et al and go to the mall.

  23. malthuss March 19, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    After an 18 course dinner prepared by 60 chiefs in Kyoto, Japan, the 2008 the G8 leaders of France, the USA, Russia, Germany, Canada, Japan, Britain, and Italy issued the following statement.

    We are deeply concerned with the steep rise in food prices coupled with availability problems in a number of developing countries is threatening global food security.

    • JustSaying March 21, 2018 at 3:35 pm #

      The pigs are really feeding.

      Maybe somebody knows where that quote came from. Hunter Thompson perhaps.

  24. trypillian March 19, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    Disease X is the preferred method of cleaning house. Airborne pathogens courtesy of the shadow government will do you in. There is no need to be concerned with political chicanery when you are dying from nano particulate cross domain bacteria. A dead population is a compliant one. This is the ‘trump’ card to be played when it hits the fan.

    • JohnAZ March 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

      The scary part here is that there currently are think tanks who are seriously considering this option!

    • Epicur March 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      “Airborne pathogens courtesy of the shadow government will do you in.”

      They don’t even have to be proactive. There is a long list of people who might do the courtesy of releasing the pathogen, all it takes is for one of them to act, then the timing and availability of vaccines will take care of things. It is not hard to imagine a rational priority list for who gets what and when.

  25. Kafkaesque March 19, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    When I was a kid lawyer working for Nixon in a backwater agency, HUD, I recall a silk stocking lawyer smugly tutoring me: ‘My friend, we ceased to govern ourselves long ago.’

    Stunned then, not so much now—-I should have known in so-called law school that my Con Law I thesis on impeachment was my own subconscious nodding.

    This NOT just in—-this nation was founded by a bunch of Caucasians well-aware that deep thinkers from Locke to Schopenhauer(his 7/8 of mankind was worthless percolates to the top of mind) counseled that those who own the nation should rule.

    Mind you, that in their time meant dudes who read Latin and/or Greek, and were rather well-read and thereby wise.

    ‘Show me the(e) money’ was less their mantra than an after-effect of whoring one’s way to the top.

    My solution:

    1/Learn Mandarin;
    2/Have Andrew Lloyd Webber score an new anthem, signature sung by Madonna, a la ‘Evita’.

    Don’t cry for me, Ole Glory, the truth is……you never self-governed……..

    • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

      Those of us that are elected to office do self govern Kafkaesque, at least sort of. The extent that we DO govern is measured by how much we are willing to stand up to the state, in my case Trenton. The county governments are pretty much non-existent and mostly useless. The sad reality from what I have personally witnessed fist hand is that those who travel to Trenton to meet with the Big Sellouts all not only bow down to their worldly masters, but spend most of their efforts kissing as much ass as they can fit into their moment in the sun.

      “This treatment of those in higher power is much akin to what Martin Luther wrote about the hierarchy of his church over 500 years ago…

      For I saw that Erasmus was far from the knowledge of grace, since in all of his writings he is not concerned for the cross but for peace. He thinks that everything should be discussed and handled in a civil manner and with a certain benevolent kindness. But Behemoth pays no attention and nothing improves by this…[Erasmus’s and Capito’s] writings accomplish nothing because they refrain from chiding, biting, and giving offense. For when the popes [and bishops] are admonished in a civil manner they think it is flattering and keep on as if they passed the right to be uncorrected and incorrigible, content that they are feared and that no one dares to reproach them.”

      It is the basic goal of “politically correct” to disarm any and all attempts at correction and as long as the CAIs buy into it, they shall be lost.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

      People often get married without even discussing whether they want children or not. They let people like that drive and vote. Now that’s crazy.

      Somehow you’ve forgotten what you never “knew”: that America was never supposed to be a Democracy, it never was, and that’s a good thing. To the extent it’s become one, that’s bad because that means rule by the Mob and those who control the Mob.

      Quick get out your Constitution and find the word “Democracy”. Get back to us on that….

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

        “People often get married without even discussing whether they want children or not. They let people like that drive and vote. Now that’s crazy.”

        And your logic is, as ever, completely spurious, since there is no connection between any of those things. You might as well say it’s ridiculous that Trump was allowed to take a presidential oath when he has clearly been incapable of adhering to his marriage vows to any of his multiple wives.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:12 pm #

          It’s a parable or analogy. Even the simplest deviation from the physical facts confuses you. In other words, it’s good that you leave the Bible alone.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

            Telling people they don’t understand your spurious logic doesn’t make your logic any less spurious.

            Your parable or analogy isn’t valid. If you consider that it is you’ll need to explain why a man who’s cheated on three wives is considered trustworthy when he takes a presidential oath.

            Or you’ll have to accept that the public and the private are separate and the decisions people make about marriage and children have nothing to do with their citizen’s rights.

            You don’t confuse me in the slightest. you’re utterly transparent. Probably because you just regurgitate dogma from AmRen, as you admitted.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

            Marrying without discussion of values in general, and children in particular, is thoughtless in the extreme. Even some otherwise very smart people can act this stupidly. And it’s a habit: one who is thoughtless in one area is often thoughtless in others.

            As for the other issue: Let me use Elrond as a typical example. When it became clear that the Florida shooting was going to drive narrative, his indignation waxed large, towards the very skies. Compare this with the Steve Scalise shooting were one of his own was the culprit: his post was a polite statement or press release decrying violence. The difference in emotion and “energy (which is eternal delight) was palpable.

            Just so you. You are constantly indignant upon the plight of minorities and immigrants, but you will never bring up the plight of the White natives unless pressed to do so by whataboutery (a perfectly normal checking of consistency in the application of principle). After making a statement, you immediately go back to agitating for Non-Whites. You are not even handed, not even remotely. In our Tradition dating back to Greece, Justice is blind. But you are always checking skin color. So am I on these issues: I’m for my own. You are against your own. Which is the normal and healthy default setting, mine or yours?

            In criminal cases, I’d be fine with the principle of a Blind Justice as this is its rightful scope. But as to who comes here, we have to see if they belong or not and whether we even need them or want them. It’s our decision not theirs, like who comes into your house.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

            “And it’s a habit: one who is thoughtless in one area is often thoughtless in others.”

            So you agree that a man whose values are so dubious that he’s been married three times and has cheated on all three of his wives (leaving aside his pussy-grabbing boasts) is not one whose moral calibre would encourage your support of him as your president? Or are you saying something else?

            I’ll leave Elrond to deal with his own narrative.

            I spend no time whatsoever off this website talking about people of any colour – this website, with its racial obsessions, has been a revelation to me. It makes me seriously sorry for your bit of North America.

            I’m not ‘constantly indignant’ about minorities – I’m indignant about the way you talk about them. And you, Janos, are not in any way a victim, so why don’t you just drop it because it’s pathetic. If you start insulting white people for being white, I promise I’ll leap to their defence too.

            I don’t constantly check skin colour – I pay no attention to it when I’m not reading about people’s obsessions over it on this website. There’s no other area of my life where it plays any part at all. And I’ve taught kids of other colours and had colleagues of other colours – they were all just kids and colleagues. Your sickness is not mine.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

            GreenAlba: “I’ll leave Elrond to deal with his own narrative.”

            Thank you, GA, and my response is below.

            Congressman Steve Scalise and others got shot at a baseball game on the morning of June 14, 2017. Early reports were sketchy, and no one knew much at first. Thus, I posted the following at 10:06 AM Eastern time: “Very troubled to hear about the shooting of congressman Steve Scalise and others this morning. Fortunately, they are all expected to survive and the shooter is in custody.” (Link.)

            A couple of hours later, more details were available about both the shooting and the shooter. It turned out that the shooter was actually dead, and was also thought to be a supporter of Bernie Sanders and thus a nominal (stress: nominal) ally of mine. Now here are links to two tweets I sent later that day, at 12:45 PM and 1:03 PM Eastern time:

            Tweet #1: twitter.com/lbeaton1/status/875031571560108032

            Tweet #2: twitter.com/lbeaton1/status/875036093179195393

            I encourage anyone who cares about the truth to click the links above. (Oh, and Janos too, of course.) They can satisfy themselves about my remarks and their relationship in time to the shooting.

            To be fair, one can hardly blame Janos for only being aware of what I posted in this comments section. But I do have a life outside JHK’s blog. One more thing: aside from this little squib, my position remains as I have stated it in the past. Janos is not the judge of me, and anyone who accepts his word about anything accepts the accompanying ignominy as well.

      • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

        Let’s not miss Janos’ primary point; ours is a republic, NOT a democracy–which are indeed, mob rule. We have too much of that as it is. We need more men of principle and courage in government like Walter B, and in the church like Martin L.

        BTW Walter, are you right-fisted or left-fisted? (“The sad reality from what I have personally witnessed fist hand…”) ·Sticks-of-TNT

        • Walter B March 21, 2018 at 11:46 am #

          I am only human friend, and as such am flawed as we all are. However, my right fist is the one I usually use to wield my 4 lb engineer’s hammer and to pound on the dais when the other Committeemen shirk their responsibilities. I should make it a point to wear my old man glasses when I tippy tap, no doubt.

      • Walter B March 22, 2018 at 10:23 am #

        I do not know about Democracy Janos, but this nation WAS established to include representative government! Elected officials that are sworn to and that actually do stand up for what the people they represent want and need, NOT to be the self serving, sellout criminals that they have become here in America today. Today’s scum is the same scum that were revolted against in the first place. The second amendment was put in place because those who designed America understood that the future would be as corrupt and as oppressive as it is now (and NO I still do not advocate violence in any form). They just did not understand that the modern, Common American Idiot could be so easily and totally corrupted as well. In the end, we may not have what we want in the form of government, but we certainly have what we deserve!

        • Elrond Hubbard March 22, 2018 at 10:56 am #

          Walter B, Janos believes that U.S. government officials serve the president personally, not the constitution as their oath of office actually requires. Here, read this:

          kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/furor-time/#comment-292374

          Janos despises the founding principles of the USA, as enunciated in the Declaration of Independence, and wants to see them overthrown. I’m reasonably sure Tate does as well, based on his remark that the American people have been ‘brainwashed since July 4, 1776’.

          Constant vigilance is required if we don’t want these reprobates to have their way.

          • Tate March 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

            Jefferson can be excused for his indiscriminate language of July 4, 1776 because those were stirring times so a bold proposition was needed to get the action started.

            By the time the founders enacted the constitution, more sober reasoning had prevailed and in the Naturalization act of 1790, citizenship was restricted to immigrants who were “free White persons of good character.”

            Then the machine-politician Lincoln came along and reinforced the fallacy in his Gettysburg speech and thus my statement that Americans have been brainwashed into believing that this radical egalitarianism is foundational to the American republic.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

            Yup, you have replicated Janos’ position exactly. You’ve decided you can dismiss your country’s founding principles as a meaningless rhetorical flourish. As for more than two hundred years spent trying to live out the meaning of that founding creed? Mere propaganda.

            Get bent, Tate.

          • Tate March 22, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

            You call me a reprobate. A reprobate, according to my dictionary, is 1) a morally unprincipled person, 2) one who is predestined to damnation.

            Merely because my morals are not your so-called “evolved” morals, you choose to charge me with an egregious calumny and condemn me to damnation.

            There’s more historical truth to what I believe than Jefferson’s catchphrase. But a program of brainwashing can easily be floated on such silly propositions as that all men are “literally” equal. This is an obvious fallacy as the evidence that that is not the case confronts us every day and in every way possible.

            That all people should be equally treated before the law is well-established and virtually no one would argue otherwise. So don’t try your dishonest straw-man arguments by claiming that’s what I’m saying.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 22, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

            Tate, I’m relieved that you declare fealty to equality before the law, and I will adjust my reading of your position on the principle ‘all men are created equal’ accordingly. This by itself makes you much less of a reprobate than Janos.

            That said, I still have issues. For one thing, pace your statement, indeed people can and do argue that some should not be treated equally before the law. It’s not simply that they turn a blind eye to systemic inequities, though they do; nor is it that passion carries them away, though some are carried away. There are, in fact, those who argue as a first principle that there are different kinds of people, and that the law should reflect. This concept I reject wholesale and with prejudice, and I get edgy if I think I see someone approaching it. Just so you know where i’m coming from.

            In my experience, ‘all men are created equal’ is often misunderstood and frequently misrepresented. The idea of ‘literal’ equality is often advanced by those who reject substantive equality (i.e. the kind of equality I defend) as a straw man. In 1776 America was an English colony, i.e. part of a polity which presumed that there were different kinds of people, and wrote that presumption into their laws — there was one law, or at any rate set of expectations, for the aristocracy; another for ‘gentlemen’; yet others for commoners, for clerics, etc.

            Against this, the founding fathers counterposed a new principle: there is only one kind of person, i.e. the person kind. And there should be one law, applying to each in the same way. This is equality before the law, and the actual meaning of ‘all men are created equal’. It was revolutionary then and still far from being achieved even today, but it’s my north star and I consider it a minimum requirement for there to be justice.

          • Tate March 22, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

            I wasn’t going to respond to you, but I decided to after all just to clear up a few things.

            First, there’s no such thing as more or less of a reprobate. One is either a reprobate or is not one. So thanks, I guess.

            Also, the fact that you “have issues” with me is not of any consequence to me. If you attack me personally, then I feel compelled to respond; otherwise, I don’t care.

            But I will go further and try to clear up a few errors:

            The legal system in the U.S. should treat all people equally with equal protections under the law. That doesn’t mean that anyone should be able to come here and claim all the rights and privileges of citizenship without having gone through the legal immigration process. No nation with sane leaders would allow this. If that’s what you’re alluding to by “different kinds of people” and that you “reject it wholesale,” then I heartily reject your stance.

            You state that America in 1776 was an English colony, but that’s not remotely true. America in 1776 was a collection of 13 English colonies with different charters, histories and manners of governance. In fact, it was the attempt by the government of George III to run roughshod over these separate polities, abuse their charters and peoples and treat them all the same as enslaved subjects that led directly to the American revolution.

            In fact, that context is exactly what inspired Jefferson to pen the words “all men are created equal”. He was referring to the fact that the colonists were Englishmen but had no representation in Parliament. He was protesting this second-class status of Americans as English subjects and the attempts by the Crown to crush them down to the level of a subject people without rights.

  26. volodya March 19, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    When it comes to “collusion” you just have to look at what’s right under your nose. It’s in writing, in black and white, plus a money trail a ten year old could follow. It’s the Steele dossier of course, a document used to smear Trump, using “information” from Russian sources, who were paid by Democrats. And how much did it cost?

    So, if all the foregoing is true, why the fuck isn’t Mueller investigating Hillary?

    Another question, this one related to the simple issue of Russian meddling: why didn’t the FBI get their hands on DNC servers in the investigation of the “hacked” Democrat emails? They supposedly relied on the Democrats’ own investigation using paid-for contractors. Does this pass muster with you?

    Another issue, what about the allegations that there’s no way, given the volume of data involved, for the hack to have been anything other than an inside job done on-the-spot with data storage devices? Maybe this is the key, that the Russia hack story won’t survive serious investigative scrutiny.

    And there’s even a dead body, Seth Rich. Robbery, say the cops. And yet nothing from Rich was stolen.

    As JHK sez, the evidence trail of malfeasance involving Democrats and an international cast of slith-fondlers is a six lane highway.

    But this is nothing new. Comey managed to avoid seeing elephantine piles of shit in his comical “investigation” of Hillary’s email server and her neglect of rules and regs w.r.t. communications and record keeping. “No criminal intent” said Comey in the most farcical Italian-esque cover-up. But, thanks to Comey, this will be the get out of jail card for the “in” crowd. NO CRIMINAL INTENT.

    • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

      V

      Trump does a fine enough job of smearing himself and dosen’t need help from Steele. Much of Steele’s dossier has been corroborated anyway and it was originally funded by the “Never Trump” Repuglicans, not the Ds.

      Why aren’t they investigating Hillary? Shit, they have been for 25 years and never layed a glove on her. How many Benghazi panels did they have, eight? Zilch again. Hillary ripped them a new arsehole. The did get Bill for lying about a blowjob, a lot of good that did them. Nowadays, the Evangelicals give folks a medal for that type of thing.

      “Comey managed to avoid seeing elephantine piles of shit in his comical “investigation” of Hillary’s email server and her neglect of rules and regs w.r.t. communications and record keeping.” Did you forget that Comey making this assertion public, practically handed the election to GGG? He was a hero then, what happened?

      If Hillary/Clinton/Obama/the Dems/The Libs/the MSM are so all powerfull, how come we are awash in Hard Right Wing Repuglican shitheads?

      V, I think you’ve got this whole thing Bass Ackwards!

      The rest of you get a fucking grip, you are talking lunacy. Trump is as pure as the driven snow? Putin is a “really good” guy? The Russians are just misunderstood? For the love of G_d and all things holy, stop listening to Fox Noise and Alex Jones and please stop being complete, spineless fools for the Kochs, Mercers, et al.

      You’ve turned the usual shit sandwich your betters have been serving you for the past 40 years into a veritable shit buffet. Open your fucking eyes, just a bit.

      JD

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

        JD

        I’m glad to see that someone else is capable of realising that you can simultaneously not want a conflict with Russia AND recognise the insatiably power-hungry plutocrat, Putin, and his money-grubbing cronies for what they are. I felt pretty lonely on the previous thread among the wide-eyed Putin worshippers. Being a centre-lefty (that’s ‘far left’ on this website, I believe) never stopped me from being perfectly capable of contempt for the left-wing intellectuals who turned their brains inside out to ignore Stalin’s crimes.

        I’ve always been amazed how many people can’t cope with paradox, when it seems to me to be one of the major realities of life. Appreciating that there are often at least two conflicting truths about many situations in life seems completely obvious to me simply from decades of living, given that very few human enterprises are entirely pure.

        Also the spectacle of a born swamp creature claiming to be a swamp drainer has been interesting to watch (a bit like someone who gets his clothing lines made in Mexico, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Honduras and Bangladesh claiming to be the saviour of the American working man), especially with the never-ending swamp merry-go-round of joiners and leavers – but here’s hoping for some multifaceted purification of the swamp anyway.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

          They have their swamp and we have ours. Why don’t we mind our own business?

          Britain’s real business is getting out of the EU and then getting rid of Muslims. The grotesque facial expressions of Theresa May do not indicate integrity, depth, or even much sanity. She’s denied her own nature and it shows.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

            “They have their swamp and we have ours. Why don’t we mind our own business?”

            I quite agree, Janos. That’s a little different from pretending that Putin’s some kind of Jimmy Carter just because you don’t like the Trump dossier.

            “Britain’s real business is getting out of the EU and then getting rid of Muslims. The grotesque facial expressions of Theresa May do not indicate integrity, depth, or even much sanity. She’s denied her own nature and it shows.”

            Another thought salad with foul-tasting racist dressing.

            But let’s be pragmatic – you were going to give me your solution to the Irish border problem post Brexit? One that doesn’t damage the economy or the stability of the people you like in the enchanted isle. Lots of people much cleverer than you are dying to find one and would love you to help them out.

            Then you can explain the connection between Brexit and British muslims. A few knuckle-dragging thickos of the EDL persuasion thought there was one too, but you’re cleverer than that, aren’t you?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:15 pm #

            Tommy Robinson was denied the right to speak at speakers corner in Hyde Park. Another wonderful old tradition is all but dead. Remember the “Free World”?

            The Lights are going out all over the West. We will not see them lit again in our lifetime. Yet you celebrate the surrender to Islam. What happened to make people like you like this?

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

            You seem to be confused, Janos. The hate-monger, Tommy Robinson, gave a speech on behalf of a white supremacist goon thankfully denied entry to the UK:

            “Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, whose social media posts were cited repeatedly in the trial of the Finsbury Park terrorist Darren Osborne, gave Sellner’s speech at Speakers’ Corner on Sunday.”

            Note the reference to the Finsbury Park terrorist, Darren Osborne.

            theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/19/lutz-bachmann-pegida-founder-of-german-far-right-group-denied-entr…

          • S M Tenneshaw March 19, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

            When yer right, yer right.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

            He was denied one day and allow the next time. Laurel Southern is a “nice” young woman not a goon. Britney Pettibone and boyfriend are activists as well, not Nazi Goons, whatever that means.

            You have to decide whether you want a free and open society or a 3rd World Muslim hellhole. You seem to be opting for the hellhole.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

            If they’re white supremacists they’re not ‘nice young people’.

            “You have to decide whether you want a free and open society or a 3rd World Muslim hellhole. You seem to be opting for the hellhole.”

            False dichotomy from a blinkered mind.

        • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

          GA

          It is really disheartening the far ‘right-ward” shift that has taken place in this country in the past several decades. I am equally puzzled as to how so many JHK readers can scurry down the Right-Wing rabbit hole. I used to think they were a pretty bright bunch.

          You are correct that centre-left is now considered full-out communist here in the USA. Even the right’s great idol, R. Reagan, could not even win in a Republican primary today. He would be labeled a RINO or socialist.

          Sad what’s happened to our country, but the right has won and Authoritarianism is on the rise the world over. It seems every couple of generations people become enthralled with the hard right, and then the fever passes, but usually with many societal ills and tragedies.

          I believe that the right, while they cannot win with their true message, they are exceedingly good at weaving a narrative that appeals to a certain segment of our society.This segment always votes against its own economic interests and is even willing to embrace leaders like Putin and Trump due to their hatred of the left (so-called “commies”).

          I prefer a much more practical and reality-based approach, but then again I’m a serious central leftist. I join in your hope that someday we can get a real swamp drainer in office.

          JD

        • michael March 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

          “Paradoxes” and contradictions have a way of growing until they devour you.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

            Only your mind is so simple that it cannot contain them.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

            Only if your mind…

          • michael March 19, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

            If only my mind is so simple then all is well.

    • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

      volodya: “So, if all the foregoing is true, why the fuck isn’t Mueller investigating Hillary?”

      Uh, because she isn’t president of the United States, and Donald Trump is? Elections have consequences, you know.

      I mean, if you have a case to make that it’s more urgent to investigate wrongdoing by someone who’s out of office, than wrongdoing by someone who’s currently occupying the highest office in the land, I for one am all ears.

      • Tate March 19, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

        Yes we can probably forget about the dragon-lady with the bad balance. Let’s hope that she won’t be spun back to political existence by her handlers.

        The case to be made for investigating the cabal of corrupt Deep State operatives such as McCabe, Strzok et al however is a strong one. It matters for our system of governance, corrupt though it is. The attempt to drain the swamp has to be made regardless of how slim the chances of success.

      • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

        Bullshit Elrond, utter crap! Hillary as the sitting Secretary of State did plenty to warrant investigating, and her paid patsy Comey even came right out and admitted it openly. Between Benghazi and her private server BS , there was and still is more than enough evidence to warrant an investigation of Her Majesty. Oh yes, I understand that fear of being Arcancided does figure into the mix, fear of being murdered is a reasonable excuse. Another point would be that laws only apply to the little people (as she claimed) so why is Donald Trump supposed to be following any himself? After all he IS one big dude and as you point out, the president of the United States.

        • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

          Walt

          So Comey is her best pal (paid Patsy) now? But best friends, especially paid ones, don’t cost the patron the election with the untimely release of highly critical information while hiding the opponents own nasty Russian investigation.

          Walter, I really don’t see how you figure this one, when Trump was calling Comey a hero when he first came out with the email bullshit (same as Colin Powell) and the Dems were going crazy with rage. This is a stretch too far, is it not? I am afraid that Elrond is closer than you to being correct.

          JD

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

            Quite so, JD. People have short and selective memories.

          • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

            The news came out and yes it was Comey that did the releasing of it, yet dismissed it and any charges as witnessed by the NY Times….

            “WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, on Tuesday recommended no criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified information while she was secretary of state, lifting an enormous legal cloud from her presidential campaign less than two hours before she boarded Air Force One for her first joint campaign appearance with President Obama.”

            nytimes.com/2016/07/06/us/politics/hillary-clinton-fbi-email-comey.html

            This is the work of a cohort, a friend, an ally. Read it and weep boys and girls.

        • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 4:42 pm #

          @ Walter B– Touché! The prosecution rests.

          • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

            Walt, That dog don’t hunt, sorry
            TNT, Touche? Hardly.

            It’s still convoluted and it’s a pretty rough way to treat a friend, no? If the prosecution rests, you lose:

            “Hillary Clinton would probably be president if FBI Director James Comey had not sent a letter to Congress on Oct. 28. The letter, which said the FBI had “learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation” into the private email server that Clinton used as secretary of state, upended the news cycle and soon halved Clinton’s lead in the polls, imperiling her position in the Electoral College.”

            I’d say if Comey was a paid patsy, Hillary got ripped-off BIGLY:

            “Clinton’s standing in the polls fell sharply. She’d led Trump by 5.9 percentage points in FiveThirtyEight’s popular vote projection at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 28. A week later — after polls had time to fully reflect the letter — her lead had declined to 2.9 percentage points. That is to say, there was a shift of about 3 percentage points against Clinton. And it was an especially pernicious shift for Clinton because (at least according to the FiveThirtyEight model) Clinton was underperforming in swing states as compared to the country overall. In the average swing state,3 Clinton’s lead declined from 4.5 percentage points at the start of Oct. 28 to just 1.7 percentage points on Nov. 4. If the polls were off even slightly, Trump could be headed to the White House.”

            JD

          • Walter B March 21, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

            Well jd, since the truth will never be revealed we are all entitled to our own opinions. Mine will remain that Comey was doing Clinton a favor by revealing the crimes and immediately dismissing them, rather than have Trump drop a bomb and have to live with the fallout. If this sounds hard to believe it must be remembered that inside the political arena the mud/shit slop mix is so deep and so thick that anything and everything can be hidden in its depths, and the actions of those scum that we call politicians may seem to make sense or not. The stuff that they pull and the way that they think, or fail to, is mind numbing. All we can be certain of is that they are all dirty and covered with mud/shit mix. It is actually a very, very evil game and those creatures that inhabit the “swamp” are without conscience and without caring for any of us at all no matter how expensively they dress or how perfect their smiles may appear to be.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:17 pm #

        So anyone else can commit crimes except the President? Leftist logic on display.

  27. Luhrenloup March 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    The show must go on. Kalstrom on Fox exposing the whole nefarious deep state underpinning of U.S. democracy, Trump squealing like a wounded birdie on the net, and Mother Theresa in India spreading the gospel of feminism. Ah, early evening in America. The actors are exposed for reading lines from a whitewashed script. At some point, one needs to decide if it’s worth attending this bogus play rather than attending to one’s own story.

  28. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    Fin, that all sounds very confusing. I’ll just stick to believing in secret reptilian ruling elites. == hmuller

    But if “secret reptilian ruling elites” is a conspiracy theory in a sense it is a special ideological operation set forward to confuse people, my theory is traceable in history, and what is more important, in the History of Arts. == Finca

    The inability to trace the above-mentioned anthropology in history makes the genesis of the Western colored projects useless for creating an adequate picture of the surrounding reality and describing today’s contradictions.

    Meanwhile, how can you fight an enemy that you do not know not only in person, but even by name?

    However, in fact, the colored world projects of the West can be traced in history, but in the history of the arts. Moreover, these world projects in the history of art can be traced not only in their struggle with each other, but also in their relationship with true Christianity known as Orthodoxy.

    To do this, we must first of all understand what role the split of the monastic tradition into Benedictines and Cistercians played in Western art, and then forget about art that considers art purely utilitarian, like a kind of magic or if you want witchcraft, and recall the history of art that considers art as a manifestation of man’s symbolic thinking, the ability to which is the consequence of the mission of Christ.

    And from this point of view, it is very symbolic that Christianity in Western art is represented by the first Gothic cathedral – the abbess of Saint-Denis and the founder of gothic-style in the architecture abbot of Suger.

    The Western Black Project embodies the introduction of symmetric Westworks in the Gothic architectural style, and the White Project embodies the Gothic style, in which the Western Version was fundamentally asymmetric, which symbolized the prime inequality of the two beginnings of life.

    Well, the Red project is personified by the Italian architecture, which later turned into Renaissance architecture.

    Equally symbolic is the fact that in Gothic symmetric Westworks penetrated from Norman architecture where it was introduced by the organizer of the first anti-Christian crusade, Robert of Jumièges, and the last symmetrical Westworks appeared to be the New York Twin Towers of Yamasaki, which became the symbol of the world victory of dualism and in this capacity were blown up on 11 September 2001 by Islamic Gnostics – Wahhabis.

    • ozone March 19, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

      Finca,
      I want *all* the names, and I want ’em NOW.
      Enough fucking around already. Names: first, last and middle. Crimes: past, present and thought. Places of residence. Which project/ideology they cleave to. Motives and end-games.

      (And no, I didn’t read this one either. I won’t read your smoke-and-mirror distractions unless and until I see your name in the news for “actions against the Empire”. At that point, you will have my attention.)

  29. bukowskisghost March 19, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

    To simplify today’s blog: people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones

  30. wm5135 March 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Quite often I read comments here worded thusly – “the world is now figuring out” the actual state of affairs. All that has been needed for decades is a copy of Jane’s and a pair of binoculars. The world has known. The lack of options has been the rub. Now the citizens of The United States have joined the club of no options.

    I remember when the snipes in the comic Pogo were humorous. They now seem hilarious. “I have seen the enemy……….”

    Can we please drop the “liberal press” bullshit? There is a buck to be made in selling the propaganda du jour. There is even more to be made in selling a nation and her people. The “liberal press” sold the bullshit that baristas swapping spit would support what was the largest enconomy of the day. The american conservatives ate that shit sandwich without bread, smiled and asked for more.

    No one could have seen this coming…….zzznxzzz. Perhaps some federally funded career training? You should have planned better. Someone please explain to me how you plan for treasonous worshipers of mammon selling the productive capacity of a nation and offshoring the spoils. Where is Jim in Florida when we need to file a flight plan?

    Finc in a nut shell – Narrow is the gate and few who find it. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do
    Light – the abundance of truth
    Dark – the absence of truth

    Finc, clarifying the obvious betrays your abilities.

    The fork in the road – ok I’ll take it.

  31. Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

    Austin police warn of ‘serial bomber’ after fourth explosion shows ‘higher level of sophistication’

    latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-austin-explosion-20180318-story.html

    Perhaps they just need to ring up CIA? No doubt they have all the details already.

    • Walter B March 19, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

      Perhaps they should make bombs illegal and confiscate all bomb making supplies? Oh wait, this must be the work of the Russians! Quick, we must start another war for profit against Moscow….

      • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

        WB

        I think bombs are already illegal in Austin Walt. Russkies, nah just your average run of the mill, bigoted, racist at work here. I wonder who the bomber voted for?

        JD

      • thwack March 19, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

        What is this guy doing a home building bombs?

        Any man smart enough to make bombs should be too busy with a good job making good money; saddled with a heavy mortgage, 2 massive car payments and multiple private school tuitions… and a wife who wants an addition put on the kitchen and a new leather sectional for the living room…

        it just doesn’t make sense?

        Bomb making is difficult.

        Not that Ive tried to make one or anything…

        Im just sayin

        • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

          Well, if Walter White was so smart, why was he just a high school teacher? Things happen, lives change, people have all kinds of motives…

          • Walter B March 20, 2018 at 10:29 am #

            It was quite apparent in Breaking Bad that Walter White was one of the many that are schooled to have intelligence in one small area, sacrificing intelligence in pretty much all other regards. While he was “intelligent” enough to be able to create killer drugs in mass quantities and collect huge piles of worthless green paper, he did so at the cost of everything else in his life. He destroyed not only his own life, but all of the lives he touched and by the end of the gig, had become a pathetic force of small time evil. If there is no life after death, his character is fortunate to be dead and no longer suffering. if there IS something afterward, he is totally fucked.

            No my friend, Walter White was not smart at all, in fact he was pretty damned stupid!

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

            He was cheated and forced out of a company by his partner and girlfriend, both Jews. Then the company went big, based largely on his work.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 21, 2018 at 11:07 am #

            Janos provides both an incorrect gloss on Breaking Bad, and reveals his anti-Semitic motivation, in a few words.

            The impression I got watching the episode where Walt accuses Gretchen was that Walt was at least as bitter at himself as at her and Elliott over what happened, and that his accusation was at least partly a lie. The show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, also said at the time he ‘didn’t trust Walt’s accusations’ toward them either (link).

            Turns out I was right and Janos is wrong, according to Vince Gilligan himself:

            Vince Gilligan Finally Reveals Why Walter White Left Gray Matter

            huffingtonpost.ca/entry/vince-gilligan-walter-white-gray-matter_us_56e85f27e4b0b25c91838d57

            “It’s been about three years since the show ended, but somehow we just got a huge bit of “Breaking” news. … Now we finally know more about how Walter White got to that point in “Breaking Bad.” Namely, show creator Vince Gilligan and co-showrunner Peter Gould filled us in on why he left his old company, Gray Matter. …

            “‘Breaking Bad’ actress Jessica Hecht, who plays Gretchen, mentioned in an AMC Q&A that Walt left the company and their relationship because he felt inferior. Gilligan confirmed this was true to HuffPost, saying, ‘She’s correct, and that’s what I explained to her and to [Bryan Cranston] before they shot that big scene between the two of them where they were at the restaurant.’

            “The scene Gilligan is referring to takes place in the Season 2 episode ‘Peekaboo.'”

            Walt cheated himself and left Gretchen because he was scared of success; then years later, he blamed her. Yes, I know how petty this is, but “both Jews” set me off. Couldn’t you just stop being such a shit, Janos?

        • Epicur March 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

          “Bomb making is difficult.”

          Explosives are easy to make, the trick is in the detonators. There is a vast supply of those, but it takes some skill to use them.

          • thwack March 19, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

            whatchoo talkin bout Willis?

      • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

        He just downloaded a copy of “How To Make A Bomb In The Kitchen Of Your Mom” — Voilà! Easy peasey; like baking a cake. Information Age meets home-grown terrorism. Solution? Ban internet, kitchens, cake ingredients, pots, pans, stoves, sinks, moms…

    • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

      OS

      The FBI would be indicated here, not the CIA.

      JD

      • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        Either/or. They both have their hands in the shit.

        • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 6:01 pm #

          OS

          No doubt that is true, unfortunately.

          JD

  32. pequiste March 19, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

    The fork less-travelled is going to be the choice of many of the lumpen and disaffected at the rate of hysteria and stupidity as we are barreling into the future; pitchforks that is.

  33. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

    It all comes back to that old canard, American Exceptionalism = Ol’ Scratch

    It all comes back to the principle of Moral Equivalence

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_equivalence

    In a sense that during the Caribbean Missile Crisis the fact of placing of American Missiles in Turkey with less than 10 minute flying time to Moscow was considered a self-defense, while USSR acted as a “pure aggressor” when in response it placed missiles on Cuba.

    With no doubt JFK was executed for applying the principle of Moral Equivalence to the Caribbean Missile Crisis, and I hope that the last materials still not declassified by President Trump will show the connection of Nazi ODESSA to assassination of Kennedy.

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

      As I said, it all comes back to American Exceptionalism when making such arguments. In JFK’s case, he applied moral equivalence (which I would simply label common sense reciprocity) to the problem at hand, which soon led to the Dulles gang of spooks applying some good old-fashioned American Exceptionalism to his head. Several times. Those materials, just like any relating to 9-11, will never, ever be declassified. Count on that!

  34. lsjogren March 19, 2018 at 2:04 pm #

    What I find interesting is that the establishment is circling the wagons around McCabe.

    The guy is a dirty cop, performing his job to serve his own political agenda rather than to be an honest law enforcement officer.

    The fact that the media are crying over the loss of this crooked public official to me is another testament to the unprofessionalism of today’s so-called “journalists”.

    And the fact that Brennan gave a deranged rant defending this scumbag to me is strong circumstantial evidence that Brennan himself is corrupt.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      According to Russian Army rumors, Brennan is a closeted Wahhabist (NOT MUSLIM!!), pederast and pedophile who in 2015 came to Ukraine to ransom his “friend” captured by the Russians, sent to Ukraine with a secret mission – something connected to Ukrainian Nuclear power plants.

      He’s probably now singing to Russians, too.

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

        I know nothing about Brennan, but I expect there are an awful lot of ‘Russian Army rumors’ about ‘pederasts’, Finca. Given the level of homophobia in Russia, and the persistence of homophobes in conflating homosexuality and paedophilia, it seems to be the go-to defamation tactic for anyone whose reputation you want to ruin.

        I wonder how many terrified, closeted gay men there are in the Russian army and police – they can make the best homophobes of all, with all the zealotry of latter-day Sauls of Tarsus persecuting Christians.

        • FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

          Green Alba, would you call a medical condition when someone suffers from hemorrhoids a HemorrhoidPhobia just because such person really hates that pain in the arse?

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

            No, Finca. I’d just say they were suffering miserably from piles. Phobias are something else – for a start they’re generally irrational.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

            A complete list phobias as best I could find:
            http://phobialist.com

            I don’t see any irrational fears there. They’re all quite rational.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

            Medically speaking, phobias are considered to be anxiety disorders. If they were entirely rational, they wouldn’t be considered pathological and susceptible to treatment, they’d just be accepted as normal behaviour.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

            Medically speaking, MDs are mass poisoners and mass murders. They are the stooges of the nazi chemical industry. To accept anything they say or hold them to any esteem is the height of irrationality.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

            Just what I was saying to my husband, akmofo, before he went out to poison the residents of a few nursing homes and whack some feverish babies over the head with bottles of Calpol 🙂 .

            I always go to the local witch doctor myself, or a homeopath if one’s not available.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 9:18 pm #

            MDs mass poisoners and mass murderers:

            Jon Rappoport: Doctors Kill 225,000 People a Year
            youtu.be/fPQLlDAfRBw

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 9:31 pm #

            It is no joking matter. These are people take the Hippocratic oath. The same Hippocrates who said “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. Yet these “doctors” know virtually nothing of nutrition. By their “thinking” you are sick because your body is lacking a synthetic lab made chemical that never existed in nature (otherwise no patent on the drug). These are the idiots that cause disease by recommending a diet that causes diabetes heart disease cancer and the list is endless.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:53 pm #

            akmofo

            When my daughter was a baby she got repeated eye infections and passed them on to me. I looked like Dracula – it was a bit embarrassing and very uncomfortable and itchy. A couple of times the doctor gave me antibiotic drops which cleared it up in about 24 hours. Then he said, ‘you know, a healthy person can fight an infection like this without treatment’. So, because I generally trust my doctors unless I have a reason not to, I gave it a go and the next time it went in maybe four days without treatment, although I looked a bit weird for the duration. And didn’t go back. That’s a doctor being a good doctor. Maybe you don’t have any good doctors over your way, in which case I’m sorry.

            I go to the doctor about once every five years, because I’ve been very lucky healthwise. I’ve been almost totally pill-free. But this morning a doctor gave me pills for high blood pressure. And I’m going to take them because my mother died of a stroke. Her sister and brother also died of a stroke. My husband’s best friend’s father had a stroke and sat incontinent in a wheelchair for a year crying because the stroke didn’t kill him. So, I’ll just take the pills, akmofo. But thanks for your concern.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

            That’s like saying there were good nazis. Who gives a shit?!! These people are not stupid. If I figured it out that they are poison dealers and mass murderers so did they! Yet they refuse to challenge the system that made them so.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

            Integrative functional medicine. Find it near you!

            And get off this site. I doubt it’s doing anything good to lower your blood pressure 🙂

            youtu.be/ruAxkbBoKCw

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm #

            Btw, why are you up so late? You should be sleeping at this time.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

            akmofo

            I’m perfectly aware of certain dysfunctions of modern medicine. So is my husband, who is a doctor and a good one. But I like to hold on to the baby when the bathwater’s draining away.

            Tonight and last night I watched two fantastic developments using stem cells that completely cured macular degeneration in one elderly man who had lost the sight of one eye and equally completely cured MS in a young woman, who had even been losing her speech and is now totally recovered to the point where she’s been able to have a baby and live a completely normal life.

            If you get either of these diseases, feel free to stick with cabbage leaves, avocados or something from Gwynneth Paltrow’s website. That’s entirely your choice.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 11:04 pm #

            Yes, mesenchymal stem cell therapy is quite amazing. You can get similar effects by water fasting for 5 days every month. A ketogenic diet should also help. Mothers cured their children’s autism and epilepsy using such methods.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 5:30 am #

            Well that sounds hunky dory, akmofo. Here’s how you spread the word. You do randomised controlled trials of your water-fasting technique. If it works for some reason other than a spurious coincidence the results will be endlessly reproducible in lab. conditions. Then you can call it the ‘akmofo method’ and you’ll become famous and get a warm glow every time someone is cured of macular blindness or MS using your method. I really don’t know what’s holding you back when you could be sticking it to those evil doctors at the same time.

            My husband’s a grumpy old cynic, BTW. He knows all about the tests done by pharma companies when they ignore the test series that don’t give them the results they were looking for and goes on endlessly about modern medicine being *mostly* a waste of time.

            But if someone brings their baby to him he knows how to check out the baby and tell them whether (a) the baby needs treatment that he can give it, (b) the baby needs to go to hospital for tests or specialist treatment or (c) the baby’s fine or has a self-limiting condition and they should stop worrying, go home and only come back if the condition gets worse.

            Option (c) is quite common, so a big part of the job is reassurance. Reassurance based on 10 years of training and almost 40 years of experience. Sometimes the parents aren’t happy with that because they confuse their Google search with those years of experience.

            So he explains to them that babies’ temperatures naturally go up and down a lot and it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything wrong with the baby. He also has to explain to people that if their 3-year-old is a healthy pink colour and is trotting round the examination room picking everything up and chucking things around, it’s very unlikely that it’s seriously ill. They still might make a formal complaint if they aren’t sent home with a bottle of something, but that’s parents for you.

            And a ketogenic diet will give you bad breath, so stay away from other people while you’re on it 🙂

            But if a child of yours is ever unlucky enough to get, say, meningitis, do let me know how you get on with water treatment or rubbing it’s tummy with a black cat.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:15 am #

            “Btw, why are you up so late? You should be sleeping at this time.”

            Husband’s nocturnal. Light practically never goes off before at least 2am. It’s a pain in the neck, but what can you do? I suffer from a semi-permanent lack of sleep. I can’t get to sleep while he’s still wandering around. The separate bedrooms thing doesn’t appeal to me and we only have one anyway.

            “God grant me the serenity
            to accept the things I cannot change;
            courage to change the things I can;
            and wisdom to know the difference.” 🙂

            But you’re probably right that this website doesn’t add to my serenity!

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 8:45 am #

            See:

            Dr Valter Longo
            Dr Steven Gundry
            Dr Darren Schmidt
            Dr David Jockers
            Dr Joshua Axe
            Dr Robert Scott Bell
            Dr Peter Glidden

            The akmofo method: When you see a fork in the road, eat it!

            Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons also!

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 9:25 am #

            Dead Doctor’s Don’t Lie by Dr. Joel Wallach
            youtu.be/ARB73jV4mro

            Mrs Green, if you’re suffering from a cardiovascular condition it is because your doctor husband severely failed you. This is because he is severely ignorant and has been made so by his “medical” training.

            I suggest you worry less about bad breath and posting lengthy replies here and worry more about your chronic health dis-ease. Spend your time with your iPad studying the list of resources I provided you above. I hope I don’t see you here for the next few weeks/months as you do this. Your life is important, and you should be fighting for it with knowledge!

            I also want to stress that biggest challenge to your education is psychological. The emotional propaganda we are subjected to is overwhelming. What you are made to believe is outrageous nonsense is often times the truth, because we are living in a deliberately engineered upside-down world.

            Again: When you see a fork in the road, eat it!

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 11:04 am #

            akmofo

            It’s less time in front of a computer or iPad I need and not more. Lack of exercise is bad for your blood pressure. I have that and another matter in hand. If both work, I might stop the pills.

            “f you’re suffering from a cardiovascular condition it is because your doctor husband severely failed you. This is because he is severely ignorant and has been made so by his “medical” training.”

            It is both unethical and against the strictures of the dreaded GMC for a doctor to treat a member of their family or a friend, except in an emergency. So I’ll avoid him getting struck off, if it’s all the same to you. I have my own doctors (group practice – I don’t keep a string of them for my personal use).

            And probably no more ‘long replies’ today – or for longer – as I have a post-holiday glut of work and deadlines to deal with, as well as some grandchild-minding to do. This website is just a work-avoidance technique. If I had more willpower I wouldn’t be here 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 11:05 am #

            PS When you see a fork in the road, wash it. You don’t know where it’s been.

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 11:37 am #

            I said he failed you. I didn’t say he failed in treating you. A doctor is an expounder of doctrine. Because his doctrine is false, and he was made emotionally and intellectually ignorant by this doctrine, his worldview psychologically prevented you from properly accessing the knowledge you need. He’s the psychological anchor that keeps you drowned in the deep waters you are in today.

            And no, don’t wash it, eat it!

            Why Eating Dirt Should Be Part of Your Daily Routine
            draxe.com/eating-dirt/

            What Is Fermentation? Benefits of Fermentation
            draxe.com/what-is-fermentation/

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

            Drowning in deep waters? Do get a grip, akmofo.

            My diet is pretty good. Surely you don’t think the nutritional advice you obsess over is anything new? All this stuff has been around since as long as I can remember. Do you really think educated people haven’t been aware of the link between diet and health for decades?

            And my husband isn’t there to expound to me, nor I to him. We share our opinions on all manner of things. And you know nothing whatever about his ‘doctrine’. He’s paid to take care of people and he does. If they want to see a nutritionist, they can do so – and on the NHS as well.

            And it doesn’t matter what your key to good health is – it’s either scientifically verifiable or it isn’t. Even if it’s about ‘eating dirt’ (he’s very interested in faecal transplants – again scientifically proven to have an effect!). My house is one of those that helps your immune system by being unfamiliar with excessive cleaning – and we have an immunity-boosting dog too 🙂 . I have a better immune system than any of my younger colleagues where I worked until recently, as witnessed by my practically non-existent sick leave record. Unlike theirs.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 3:43 pm #

            And you haven’t told me what your treatment for meningitis would be – you don’t have long to figure it out either when it happens.

        • Tate March 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

          GA, There’s a lot of overlap between homosexuality and pederasty. And sexual deviancy in general.

          voxday.blogspot.com/2017/12/the-last-closet.html

          But even as a red-blooded young man, some of those sections struck me as perhaps a little too salacious. While I can’t say that I had any inkling of what the author’s habits or home life were at the time, I did detect a slight sense of what I can only describe as a wrongness from the book. Arthur didn’t love Guinevere, but was pining away for his half-sister? Sir Lancelot was not only Galahad, but also Arthur’s bisexual cousin? Instead of being a tragic love triangle, Arthur, Launcelot, and Guinevere were a swinging threesome? And Mordred was not only Arthur’s son, but the product of incest knowingly orchestrated by Merlin for pagan purposes to boot?…

          On June 3, 2014, a writer named Deirdre Saorse Moen put up a post protesting the decision of Tor Books to posthumously honor Tor author and World Fantasy Award-winner Marion Zimmer Bradley, on the basis of Bradley’s 1998 testimony given in a legal deposition about her late husband. When Moen was called out by Bradley fans for supposedly misrepresenting Bradley, she reached out to someone she correctly felt would know the truth about the feminist icon: Moira Greyland, the daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and Walter Breen….

          Little did Moen know how dark the truth about the famous award-winning feminist was. For when Moira responded a few days later, she confirmed Moen’s statement about Marion Zimmer Bradley knowing all about her pedophile husband’s behavior. However, Moira also added that her famous mother had been a child molester as well, and that in fact, Bradley had been far more violently abusive to both her and her brother than Breen!

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

            Fascinating anecdote about people I’ve never heard of, Tate, but with no useful statistical information whatsoever.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

            The writer Frank Harris, a tremendous heterosexual proponent of free love, was “there for” his friend Oscar Wilde, giving emotional support and advice about what to do. Finally Wilde said, O Frank, you act like I’m innocent of the charges. Harris was dumbfounded.

          • Tate March 19, 2018 at 6:59 pm #

            GA, you seek to dismiss it by calling it anecdote, but if you read the full account you’ll realize it’s anecdote with hundreds of actors, not the few mentioned above. How so? Because there was a wide-ranging conspiracy of silence within the sci-fi fandom subculture to keep quiet about Walter Breen’s egregious and open abuse of minors, male and female.

            Both he and his wife, Marion Zimmer Bradley, famous feminist icon and author of the Mists of Avalon, believed in no restraints or restrictions on their sexual activities, even to the extent of molesting their own children. They invested their twisted perversions in a politicized ideology (both were geniuses and members of MENSA.)

            Their friends and fans didn’t want to rock the boat on their activities and so enabled this misbehavior by their silence. When moral relativism holds sway, this is where it gets us.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

            Tate, it remains an anecdote. So it tells us nothing about anyone else.

          • Tate March 19, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

            GA, it sheds light on a lot of the behavior we see on the contemporary scene. For example, the fresh revelations of the grooming gangs in Telford, England, carbon copies of what went on earlier in Rotherham and other cities in England.

            The authorities simply looked the other way at mass abuse of innocent young girls considered expendable because of their lower-class origins. It conflicted with the prevailing narrative that the resident Muslims are just a darker shade of British:

            takimag.com/article/englands_assisted_suicide_jim_goad#axzz5AECWCXyb

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm #

            Tate, I’m not going to read the details of your story, but I have no reason to doubt it. It’s just that, even if it concerns hundreds of people it has nothing whatever to do with the mass of either heterosexuals or homosexuals anywhere.

            And none of the grooming gangs have, to my knowledge, been homosexuals, so why mix everything up?

            What the grooming gangs did was horrendous. There is indeed a problem with a subculture of Asian men in their attitudes to women and girls (Asian girls have also been abused, but they are much less likely to come forward because of the stigma in their families).

            White paedophiles don’t tend to be taxi-drivers to the same degree, for example (Rotherham), so they carry out their activities more anonymously using the internet. But the vast, vast majority of Muslims do nevertheless remain just a darker shade of British, disappointing though that must be for you. And the vast majority of white men aren’t in paedophile rings on the dark web just because a worrying number of them are.

          • thwack March 19, 2018 at 11:50 pm #

            What the grooming gangs did was horrendous.

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

            GA,

            do you know what a “honky” is?

            and why its a pejorative for white men?

            Back in the 1940s on the weekends white men would go cruising through the black part of town HONKING their horn at black women until they found one that would get in their car.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 5:45 am #

            I didn’t know that, thanks, thwack.

          • Tate March 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

            @ GA,

            And none of the grooming gangs have, to my knowledge, been homosexuals, so why mix everything up?

            My point in bringing it up is that it’s another example of how a certain mind-set can create a conspiracy of silence on an issue. No one disputes that these things happened and that large numbers of people decided to remain silent for larger political reasons.

            But the vast, vast majority of Muslims do nevertheless remain just a darker shade of British, disappointing though that must be for you.

            It is especially disappointing for me because I am of largely British heritage myself. I’m sorry that the caretakers of this heritage are choosing to destroy it by importing large numbers of people who are incompatible with the customs, religion, manners, and morals of Britain.

            And forget the racial aspect. Culture is both pervasive and persistent. So I have to reject your statement that “the vast, vast majority of Muslims do nevertheless remain just a darker shade of British.” The open-ended tolerance that you advocate will not survive this invasion.

        • elysianfield March 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

          “I wonder how many terrified, closeted gay men there are in the Russian army and police”

          …A gal can dream, can’t she…?

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

            You seem to be projecting, elysianfield. Perhaps you’re sharing that homoerotic fantasy that brh was having on the last thread 🙂 .

          • elysianfield March 20, 2018 at 11:20 am #

            “You seem to be projecting”

            …Or, we both took psych 101….

        • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 4:23 pm #

          If you suffer from cardiovascular issues your diet is shit. And don’t argue with me about that! Your calorie intake from carbs and proteins is too high, you’re consuming unhealthy fats, and your vitamin and mineral intake is too low or is from poor artificial non-bioavailable sources. And no, exercise, or lack of it, has little to do with anything. When our “nutritionists” drink diet Coke and look like beached whales (and most of them do), I guarantee you that their schooling no better and no less corrupt than your husband’s.

          Cardiovascular disease and Cancer are one and same in their origin. They are the result of too much Lactate in the blood, and the liver for various reasons not being able to clear this metabolic waste from excess carbohydrate and protein consumption. The reason I bring this up, is that some would be better off with cancer. At least with cancer, it scares them enough to start learning something new. Cancer also affords them time to do so. With cardiovascular disease YOUR TIME IS VERY LIMITED. You better get on the ball, and fast! After a heart attack there’s rarely a second chance.

        • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

          If you suffer from cardiovascular issues your diet is shit. And don’t argue with me about that! Your calorie intake from carbs and proteins is too high, you’re consuming unhealthy fats, and your vitamin and mineral intake is too low or is from poor artificial non-bioavailable sources. And no, exercise, or lack of it, has little to do with anything. When our “nutritionists” drink diet Coke and look like beached whales (and most of them do), I guarantee you that their schooling no better and no less corrupt than your husband’s.

          Cardiovascular disease and Cancer are one and same in their origin. They are the result of too much Lactate in the blood, and the liver for various reasons not being able to clear this metabolic waste from excess carbohydrate and protein consumption. The reason I bring this up, is that some would be better off with cancer. At least with cancer, it scares them enough to start learning something new. Cancer also affords them time to do so. With cardiovascular disease YOUR TIME IS VERY LIMITED. You better get on the ball, and fast! After a heart attack there’s rarely a second chance.

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

            Meningitis could be viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic, non-infectious. Each one would require a different modality of treatment. My contention, you should never be so nutritionally vulnerable to ever contract meningitis in the first place!

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

            Right, akmofo, so ‘cancer’ is a unitary disease with a unitary cause and that’s lactate in the blood. That tells me all I need to know about the wisdom of your advice.

            You remind me of the kind of people that make quacks like Deepak Chopra rich. You’ll remember him – he was an endocrinologist until he realised there was a lot more money to be made from neurotic middle-class, middle-aged women and a few equally gullible men.

            He told people with cancer that if his ‘holistic’ approach didn’t work for them, they weren’t trying hard enough. People who gave up their chance of survival with genuine medicine to follow this quackery and paid the price (in both senses).

            And the co-found of the Chopra Center died 5 years younger than I am now. Of cancer. Now I know I shouldn’t laugh, but I’m no saint.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

            Barbara Ehrenreich has a few choice paragraphs about old Deepak and the anti-science dolts in her brilliant book ‘Smile or Die’. She’s a scientist. And she’s had cancer.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

            *co-founder*

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

            Cancer is a metabolic disease.(Google it). Mrs Green, you are so accustomed to lies and propaganda that when you hear the truth is sounds outrageous nonsense to you. You’ll just have to get over this emotional barrier, that’s all I can say to you. Your life is on the line.

            I gave you the references. What you do with them is up to you. Like I said, I’m not here to convert.

          • akmofo March 21, 2018 at 7:49 am #

            Mrs Green, I’m not here to convert, but I do want you to get well. If you google Cancer and Lactate or Cancer and Lactic acid, you will find out and hopefully learn for yourself that my assertion is not so outrageous and has deep roots in science research. Here’s a video that hopefully starts you on your journey of learning and good health:

            ?Cancer is Lactic Acidosis
            youtu.be/FUaJ85pUYIo

          • Elrond Hubbard March 21, 2018 at 10:08 am #

            akmofo: I don’t have time to do more research, but based on the bit I just did do, I’m ready to take the leap and say the guy whose video you linked to is a quack. This Darren Schmidt character is not a doctor of medicine but of chiropractic — a “holistic doctor”, a homeopath and, as if that weren’t enough, apparently also a Scientologist. This is the mirthful trifecta of ascientific nonsense.

            “Cancer is lactic acidosis”? Cancer is a condition where cells of the body divide and grow out of control, invading other tissues and eventually overwhelming the body to the point of death. Acidosis is “a process causing increased acidity in the blood and other body tissues”. The difference between these two conditions is something like the difference between your car’s paint delaminating and your car being on fire. Given the complexity of biology, it’s possible for one of these conditions to be involved somehow in the other; but to claim that cancer is lactic acidosis is as incoherent as claiming that chalk is cheese. No one with an understanding of how the human body actually works, how it goes wrong, or how it can be put right again would say anything so dumb.

            In fact, there is a scientifically valid role that lactic acid plays in cancer:

            sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/11/081120171325.htm

            Anyone who’s done an exercise program may know about the role of lactic acid in the energy cycle of cells. As the above article indicates, lactic acid can provide energy to cancer cells even when those cells become hypoxic, which is one of the ways that cancer is hard to fight. But again, that’s a far cry from lactic acid being the cause of cancer.

          • akmofo March 21, 2018 at 10:38 am #

            Hi Elrond,

            I don’t know Mrs Green’s biochemistry knowledge so the video I offered for her viewing is as simple to understand as I could find. Darren Schmidt is correct in his assertion and there are many others who echo this sentiment with more rigorous biochemistry. But this is not the time and the place to pile this information on Mrs Green. I wanted her to know the basic concept so that later when she again encountered it she will recognize it right away.

            Sorry, Elrond, but if you don’t have time to do more research on this topic you shouldn’t have inserted yourself into this discussion. Ignorant MSM opinions mean shit all.

          • akmofo March 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm #

            “Cancer is a condition where cells of the body divide and grow out of control, invading other tissues and eventually overwhelming the body to the point of death.” — Elrond Hubbard

            Your description of Cancer is analogous to me saying a car engine is that thingy that makes a car move. While correct, it is an absolutely worthless description.

            Cancer is a metabolic condition where the mitochondria in cells are made to switch from aerobic glucose respiration to largely anaerobic glucose fermentation (due to lack of oxygen and excessive Lactate/Lactic acid). This can then become a self-reinforcing or positive feedback loop.

            We can bypass this positive feedback loop by forcing the mitochondria to use ketones for respiration. When using ketones for respiration no toxic by-products are created so the liver, the blood, the lymphatic system, and the cells in general, with proper nutrients are afforded the chance to get rid of the old toxic waste from glucose respiration and/or fermentation.

            When glucose and its waste products are eliminated, the cancer is staved of the conditions which allowed it to develop. You do this for long enough (by water fasting, or fat only diet), supply the proper nutrients and the cancer is eliminated.

            I think you could well deduce I view conventional mainstream pharmaceutical “medicine” as a fraud. These people are the “quacks”. They are mass poisoners and mass murderers by their own statistics. More than that, they together with the gov mafia are responsible for the general misinformation and ignorance within the public regards nutrition health and disease.

            Yet, these are the fraudsters we are supposed to hold to esteem? Sorry, but that propaganda conditioning is not going to work with me.

          • akmofo March 22, 2018 at 8:02 am #

            Dr Eric Berg:
            ?The Dangers of Fasting Longer than 24 Hours
            youtu.be/xwTGZ27LNFQ

            .

    • FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

      The problem now is that all Ukrainian Nuclear power stations MUST be taken out of commission, or due to 20 thousand tons deficit of Uranium fuel the 50 nuclear power blocks on the East Coast of the United States will have to be stopped – about 40% of all electric generation potential of the East Coast.

      • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

        There is a good job for Elon Musk. Instead of trying the futile effort of reaching Mars, put together a program to shoot the radioactive waste into solar orbit.

    • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

      I

      “The guy is a dirty cop, performing his job to serve his own political agenda rather than to be an honest law enforcement officer.”

      This guy fought the Russian Mob for the first 10 years of his career. Unusual coincidence, isn’t it?

      The reason that many in the media and many Dems and Repubs are pissed off, is that it is unseemly for a president to relentlessly attack an individual when he cannot defend himself and to fire him less than two days before he gets his pension. If there is actual cause, fire him, but to take his pension as a political act is something a “punk” does, not what a real man or true leader does. Trump (the real scumbag in this story) made a big mistake here.

      JD

    • Sticks-of-TNT March 20, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      @lsjogren– You nailed it! Ditto re: Brennan.

      How did your post ignite such an unrelated firestorm? Seems to be a lot of pent-up anger around CFN at the moment!

  35. bukowskisghost March 19, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    I think the MSM are in a fight for their lives. They still have no idea how so many “polite and patient” Americans who used to believe them are now forever wary of anything the MSM says. I guarantee you that if Trump is still standing by the next presidential election he will win again, this time by a significant margin. Obama should be relentlessly attcked for his ties to that monster Farrakhan. I will never let any liberal friends forget that….. ever.

    • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

      B

      I’d like to take that bet, even money. “I guarantee you that if Trump is still standing by the next presidential election he will win again, this time by a significant margin.” IF, by chance, that conman, egomaniac (probable patsy) is still standing in 2020, he won’t be able to get elected as Dog Catcher, anywhere. I guarantee YOU that.

      JD

      • thwack March 19, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

        I doubt it, and Im not just being affirmational.

        Sure, Trump got the jump on the left, caught a bunch a niggas sleeping… Just like the German army invading the Soviet Union in June of 1941.

        Looked impressive didn’t it?

        But the left is building up for a massive counter attack that will destroy any hope of a Trump 2nd term.

        Only one thing can save Trump, and that is to produce such a prosperous economy (without a war) that everyone has good jobs and money again.

        and that just ain’t gonna happen.

        its turtles all the way down from here.

        Im not anti Trump, if he can pull it off Im all for it; but the good times just ain’t coming back.

        Now of course the Dems could lose by default if they choose a shitty candidate?

        But I think they will be smarter next time and choose a very “Chad Thundercockington the 3rd” type candidate; young, handsome… that will make Trump look like an old windbag con man.

        The history books have to be able to claim that the Trump presidency was an accident, fluke, anomaly…

        otherwise Democracy will be proven a fraud by every other form of government.

        One way or another, Donald Trump “has to go back.”

        The white people who hate Trump are way worse than the white people who hated Obama. If I even mention Trumps name they start foaming at the mouth, ears turn red, start shaking and drewling violently…

        imagine how deranged they will be after 3 more years of this?

        My advice?

        *brace yourselves*

        • pequiste March 19, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

          The Democrats shan’t select preppie this next go around.

          Oh, no – that would defeat the whole purpose be being a self-liquidating entity.

          The choice shall, instead, be one that Thwack may well wholeheartedly approve of:

          A Black, Islamic, Communist lesbian in a wheelchair will lead them to victory. With a Hispanic, Ricky Martinesque running mate, they can’t lose.

        • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

          T

          One way or another, Trump WILL be brought low before this whole sordid mess is over. I believe that, when Mueller is done with this punk, his name will be less than “fly bait.” Also, sooner rather than later, the hard right wing will be put back in its box for another several decades. Then it will be “Happy days are here again…”

          JD

      • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

        Well, there is one man’s opinion.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:28 pm #

      Why should anyone be surprised? He sat in Wright’s Black Power Church for twenty years.

      Liberal White America elected a Black Racist. They should be so ashamed that they go off to live in monasteries and never vote again.

      • thwack March 19, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

        Obama was about as black as a Ken Doll.

        Sucked at basketball, but pretended to like it for street cred.

        But I ain’t mad at him.

        If I had a chance to join elite white world I too would be gone in 60 seconds.

        • elysianfield March 20, 2018 at 11:26 am #

          “If I had a chance to join elite white world I too would be gone in 60 seconds.”

          (Sound of horn honking at the curb…)

      • Tate March 19, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

        To this day, we don’t know much about him. He would like the library to be a monument to his awesomeness but he can’t figure out a way to keep all the scuttlebutt and rumors under wraps. Oh well, Truman was a creature of the machine in KC, MO etc etc.

  36. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

    Leonid Bershidsky knows better

    Why Putin Is Rattling His Superweapons

    He wants respect, but he’ll end up getting an arms race Russia can’t win.

    bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-03-02/putin-nuclear-revelations-ring-hollow

    After America seems to have lost an engineering talent not only to build a missile’s engine, but a simple pedestrian bridge, Leonid’s revelations seem a bit ambiguous.

    • Ol' Scratch March 19, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      He wants respect, but he’ll end up getting an arms race Russia can’t win.

      That was the 1980’s, and this is now. The US is already functionally bankrupt due to military bloat in the pursuit of its insane Global War On (Of) Terror, an epic shitshow of graft and corruption if there ever was one. We couldn’t even compete in a new arms race, never mind actually win one now.

      • ozone March 19, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

        Ol’ Scratch,
        I agree. Now, any nation with a lick of sense (especially in its leadership) would pull in the horns, try making some friends and tend to its own knitting. But that’s not how the U.S.of A. rolls (or marches), is it? Double down, double down — the eeeeville Russkies are out to destroy our de-mock-ery!! They must be stopped at all and any costs!! We have to wonder how long the wall of bluster will hold back the tide of reality…

  37. volodya March 19, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    Tate, Good point. I’ve heard of the heartland theory. There is some logic to it. The problem with the US trying to put it into effect is the presence of Russia (and China too), who might have something to say about it, and the fact that the US no longer has the wherewithal, neither economic nor financial, to get it done.

    To dredge up the Romans again, what they used to do via statecraft (and raw military power) was to get kingdoms and tribal chiefs along the outer edges of the empire to police the borders. The Romans would send high-level delegations bearing expensive gifts and flattery to visit the kings-chiefs. And never mind the gifts, from the point of view of the border tribal-lands or kingdoms, it was a good deal for them too as they benefitted from the maintenance of an orderly border for they did a lot of business with the Romans by way of two-way trade. And, if there was serious trouble, no border area of the empire was more than a week’s march for a legion or two to come in and roust out the bad actors.

    The point is that if the US was similarly skilled its statecraft it might get allies and-or client states to help. But, as it is, there’s little help from its various alliances. NATO is a zombie organization made up of the unarmed and the unwilling, Korea and Japan and Asia in general have been a millstone around the American tax-payer’s neck for generations. The hundreds of military installations that the US maintains around the world does not to me bespeak a system based on mutual help or a strong and persuasive America. Rather, it’s the US pissing away uncountable billions and foreigners playing Americans for suckers. So how to dominate Eurasia with powerful adversaries and unwilling allies?

    That’s not to say that you’re wrong. Siberia has got massive resources. They say that the Ukraine has got the world’s best farmland. I’m sure, as bone-headed as the heavy-hitters in the State Department are, there must be a few functioning brain cells among them. They no doubt look at the heavily populated Old World and, regardless of the fact that they are living examples of ambition without talent being a terrible thing, they still do aspire to dominate. It’s just that they can’t.

    IF Europe could ever unify linguistically and culturally they might have a decent shot. But the old tribes are the old tribes and it’s been this way for how many thousands of years?

    • michael March 19, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

      “IF Europe could ever unify linguistically and culturally they might have a decent shot” — at what?

      Certainly not at military might, there is hardly anyone left here to fight
      and such few as can still be found mostly want to fight their own government.

      Even in the intellectual realm things have cooled down quite a bit since
      the early part of the last century.

      Being an example for the rest of the world?
      Only if you believe that zombies with no life force can attract an enthusiastic following.

      • volodya March 20, 2018 at 10:13 am #

        At what? At what we were talking about, dominance of Eurasia.

        But you’re right, Europe is a shell of its former self, civilizational walking-dead, psychologically exhausted and physically depleted by two suicidal world wars. Too bad but there it is.

        You’re right too about the intellectual realm. France used to be the heavy hitter. But no more. They’ve retreated into pursuits of the societal moribund, haute-cuisine and couture silliness and frivolity. Having said that they’re putting on a show with their noses in the air as if they’re a cut above by way of their superior taste.

        But who do they think they’re kidding? That they’re just waiting to die is pretty obvious. They’ve declined from cutting edge math and science and philosophy to wine and sausage-making. Sad.

        As you say, no life force. It’s over.

    • Tate March 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

      V, this may be an incomplete understanding so I may be leaving out substantial parts of the thread, but I think the PNAC supported the Wolfowitz doctrine, which in turn drew ultimate inspiration from Heartland theory.

      Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfowitz_Doctrine

      • volodya March 20, 2018 at 10:15 am #

        There you have it, straight from the horse’s mouth.

  38. volodya March 19, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    Um, Elrond, it’s tiring to have to point out the obvious, but Hillary wasn’t a nobody, she was a presidential contender, the Democratic Party nominee, who was, on the face of it, running as de-facto leader of a corrupt organization, in cahoots with a foreign power and the apparatus of the American Deep State to discredit and defeat her Republican opponent. This much should be apparent. Maybe you can’t see what’s self evident. Or don’t want to.

    Take off the ideological blind-fold and look the situation dispassionately.

    So Hillary isn’t president. So what? The fact of who won the election was a toss of the dice. It could just as easily have been Hillary and it damn near was. Yes, elections have consequences. It shouldn’t make a president immune to investigation and prosecution. But the opposite holds true, it shouldn’t make him a special target either, especially if he wasn’t the consensus pick of the country’s wealthy elite.

    • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 10:19 pm #

      What do you want me to say, volodya? This is a fight you’ve already lost — Comey let Clinton off. Rail all you want about who left the barn door open, but the horse ain’t coming back.

  39. GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

    “IF Europe could ever unify linguistically and culturally they might have a decent shot.”

    What language would you suggest, Volodya? Synthetic inventions like Esperanto don’t seem to cut it, for reasons that are obvious to linguists generally.

    In the meantime, the EU and its predecessors have kept the peace they were designed to keep for some time now. There are a lot of very old British army vets who are enormously distressed that the economic globalist Brexiters like Farage can’t see how important that has been.

    • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

      Europe should take its own Peace advice and make the EU a UN/Vatican administered International City defended by unarmed Canadians. That way when the Turkish muzzies get urge to do blondy in the ass she wont suffer irrational fears and phobias.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:37 pm #

      But at what price? The price of becoming Eurarabia or their soul in other words? Too high, much too high.

      A lot of even old Vets wished they had never fought Germany – and wouldn’t have if they had known what the Allies intended to do a la the Kalergi Plan.

      Orianna Falacci was thrown off the scent by Bat Yeor who told her that it was just about access to oil from Saudi Arabia. It’s much deeper and older than that – it’s about race replacement in order to create the Global State. Evidently Whites and their Civilization are seen as an obstacle to that.

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

        “A lot of even old Vets wished they had never fought Germany”

        Any chance you could give me serious references on that, Janos?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

          Check the BBC. They did a special on it if memory serves. If I come across something more direct, I’ll give it to you – though whether you look is another question, eh? Horse-Water, etc.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

            I’ll be waiting, Janos. And I know what your memory serves, and it’s not the truth.

  40. ricksinger March 19, 2018 at 4:37 pm #

    Seems like you hit the nail on the head in your first lines James. “Oh yes, you are so very right in all that you say” You provide no evidence for your claims. What separates you from those who you implicating in your vast conspiracy?

    Are you intelligent and articulate? Of course. You readers have always admired your wordsmith mastery. But I wonder if you are “getting off” on peddling your world made by hand bullshit to self-brainwashed sycophants.

  41. akmofo March 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

    Joe Digenova PULL NO PUNCHES
    McCabe | Contreras | Rosenstein | Brennan | Flynn | Wray & More

    youtu.be/PsW0wjAn_XA

    • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 5:46 pm #

      AM

      Isn’t diGenova that has-been Fox News hack? He lacks all credibility and is about as effective as the other legal hacks Judge Jeanine and Judge Napolitano from Fox Noise. No contest when compared to Mueller and team. It’s like the NE Pats versus any second-rate high school team. Please stop the wet dreams.

      JD

      • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

        I’ve already answered your nonsense.

    • Tate March 19, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      — from a speech delivered Jan 25, 2018, by Joseph E. diGenova to Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series

      I spent my early legal career as a federal prosecutor. I later supervised hundreds of prosecutors and prosecutions as a U.S. Attorney and as an Independent Counsel. I have never witnessed investigations so fraught with failure to fulfill the basic elements of a criminal probe as those conducted under James Comey…

      Significantly, Strzok also led the interview of General Michael Flynn that ended in Flynn pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI. It is important to recall that Flynn’s FBI interview was not conducted under the authority of the special counsel, but under that of Comey and McCabe. It took place during Inauguration week in January 2017. Flynn had met with the same agents the day before regarding security clearances. McCabe called Flynn and asked if agents could come to the White House. Flynn agreed, assuming it was about personnel. It was not.
      Flynn had been overheard on a FISA wiretap talking to Russia’s Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. There was nothing criminal or even unusual about the fact of such discussion. Flynn was not charged with regard to anything said during his conversation about Kislyak. So why was the FBI interrogating Flynn about legal conduct? What more did the FBI need to know? I am told by sources that when Flynn’s indictment was announced, McCabe was on a video conference call – cheering!
      Compare the FBI’s treatment of Flynn to its treatment of Paul Combetta, the technician who used a program called BleachBit to destroy thousands of emails on Hillary Clinton’s computer. This destruction of evidence took place after a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives issued letters directing that all emails be preserved and subpoenaing them. Combetta first lied to the FBI, claiming he did not recall deleting anything. After being rewarded with immunity, Combetta recalled destroying the emails – but he could not recall anyone directing him to do so.
      The word in Washington is that Flynn pleaded guilty to take pressure off his son, who was also a subject of Mueller’s investigation. Always the soldier. But those who questioned Flynn that day did not cover themselves with law enforcement glory. Led by Strzok, they grilled Flynn about facts that they already knew and that they knew did not constitute a crime. They besmirched the reputation of federal law enforcement by their role in a scheme to destroy a duly elected president and his appointees.

      • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

        T

        This is the only place that would have a right-wing lackey such as diGenova.

        “Hillsdale College is a private, conservative Christian college in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. Most of the curriculum is based on and centered on the teaching of the Western heritage as a product of both the Greco-Roman culture and the Judeo-Christian tradition.”

        I guess Trump is a good example of what a “Hillsdale Man” should be. Pitiful.

        JD

        • Tate March 19, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

          I guess Trump is a good example of what a “Hillsdale Man” should be.

          If only.

  42. StillFarmin March 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    Wow, Jim. All 17 people who read your blog … loved it!

    It’s a nice little opinion piece.

    Without, interestingly – in its denunciation of the MSM and lefty propaganda – any sourcing whatsoever.

    But Janos loved loved loved it.

    So there you go.

    • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

      Yan eats bananas. Me too. Does that makes me nazi monkey?
      Btw, how many people read your blog?

      • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

        Your Prophet is Velikovsky who reduces the Old Testament to a lot of funny astronomy. Stop monkeying around with the Bible. The Greek version is much older than the Jewish versions now extant. And the Masorites distorted their own scripture in an attempt to discredit Christ.

        • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

          Fsck bananas, I’m switching to apples.

        • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:19 pm #

          An attempt to discredit Christ? Are we talking about that 100% Jewish Christ?

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

            Sorry, Mrs Green, but Christ was 100% Roman.

            Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Flavian Signature Edition Paperback – by Joseph Atwill (Author)

            amazon.com/Caesars-Messiah-Conspiracy-Flavian-Signature/dp/1461096405

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

            Well if Mr Atwell says so it really must be true 🙂 .

            Now, will Janos be pleased or devastated?

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

            I was hoping you would at least investigate Mr Atwill’s analysis. Truth is important, even if it’s politically inexpedient.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

            I did check it out, akmofo, and looked him up.

            His analysis remains a hypothesis, whether I read it or not.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 10:55 pm #

            It’s more than an hypothesis, it’s a statistical certainty. The authors of the Christian Scriptures and the authors of The Jewish Wars are the Flavians.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 6:01 am #

            Then maybe some day when I have time I’ll read it, akmofo. It will only be of academic interest to me, as I no longer have skin in the game.

            It’s the Christians (and ‘Christians’) on this site you should be persuading, though, and in particular the pagan aryan mystic with his layer of opportunist Christianism, because for them it could genuinely shake the foundations of their whole lives. Good luck with that 🙂

            Here’s betting, though, that even if he accepted it, it would make little actual difference to Janos, because his beliefs are taken directly from AmRen and retrospectively stuck on to his perverted version of Christianity without them having even a passing acquaintance with anything Yeshua is supposed to have said.

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 9:46 am #

            Yan’s beliefs were suckled from his mother’s milk. Being that it’s the only affection he ever received from the opposite sex, I really don’t begrudge him this feminine pleasure. I don’t seek to convert. I just try to tell the truth as I currently know it.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

            The Talmudists believe the Mary was a whore and Christ the son of a Roman soldier named Pandara or some such thing. They believe he grew up to be a sorcerer and a deceiver of youth and was justly condemned by the Sages and put to death with the help of the Romans (since they were under Roman control), otherwise they would have done it themselves. Now he is in Hell forever burning in shit.

            Nice, huh? And you thought they liked us….

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

            I never read the Talmud, and I’m sure neither have you Yan. But I do know Heaven and Hell are not Jewish concepts. They are Greek/Roman constructs. So if the Talmud talks of Hell is it not a Jewish book but a Greek/Roman book.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 20, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

            Janos: “The Talmudists believe…” etc.

            I hadn’t heard that story. Huh, score one for the Talmudists then. Their account of Jesus’ life (I say nothing of the after-life) may be true or it may be a tissue of lies, but it has one quality the virgin-birth story lacks: the merest hint of plausibility.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

            Janos

            You and akmofo in combination are a hard act to follow 🙂

            If you reject his story, we are still left with a 100% Jewish Jesus. And you don’t like Jews.

            Help me out here…

    • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

      Yes, I did. People think they’re too good to dance on tables like Trump, but they just lack his joire de vie and his balance. He is a dancing philosopher, a disciple, whether he knows it or not, of our Master Friedrich.

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

        I’m not doing a Q on you, Janos, but I know you like to learn stuff like this, so I’m just letting you know that it’s ‘joie de vivre’, as a kindly schoolmarm an’ all. You’re welcome. Consider it a favour to the French language by a Francophile.

        • thwack March 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm #

          Nobody can resist a racist spelling error.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 6:21 am #

            I know, thwack. I don’t like doing the pedantry thing, but Janos genuinely likes to extend his knowledge in these matters (if only he had healthier priorities for self-improvement, but hey…)

            If he gets it wrong another time, that’ll be his problem.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:17 pm #

          Thought what I thought too. But my quick check kept coming up de vie, not de vivre. What does de vie mean then in this context?

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

            ‘Vie’ just means life. ‘Vivre’ is the verb ‘to live’. But the expression is ‘joie de vivre’ (joy in living, you might say).

            Unlike ‘eau de vie’ which is something else entirely but it might add to your ‘joie de vivre’ as well. 🙂 Too strong for me, though.

  43. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    Several articles worth reading about late Stephen Hawking:

    Stephen Hawking leaves behind ‘breathtaking’ final multiverse theory

    yahoo.com/news/stephen-hawking-leaves-behind-apos-172703588.html

    Stephen Hawking Left Earth With These 5 Predictions About the Future

    yahoo.com/news/stephen-hawking-left-earth-5-151700219.html

    Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

    yahoo.com/news/stephen-hawking-atheist-said-god-151210108.html

    • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

      The guy had good imagination. He was a worthless scientist.

      • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

        AM

        It figures you would have no need for a scientist. You’re a flat-earther anti-evolutionist, right? Global climate change is a myth as well, right? The fourth major snowstorm in the NE in 3 weeks is “proof” that there is no Global Warming right? How could there be, it’s cold, right?

        Jesus….. If there is a G_d, he certainly doesn’t need your ignorance. I suppose you believe the Creationists created the internet you so love to hold forth on?

        JD

        • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

          If I remember correctly you’re the CNN parrot that was spitting profanities back when I told you that McCabe is a Clinton mafia criminal. I was proven correct.

          Evolution is nonsense conjecture based on the proven lies of uniformitarianism. It’s real reason for being is as political stimulus for racist white imperialism including nazism. Evolution is not science, it’s political theory. But people like you are too stupid to discern such.

          Here is your “global warning” nonsense from 1951
          flic.kr/p/vLJRVC

          By my estimation that propaganda shit is probably older than you.

          • jdhines March 19, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

            AM

            You did mention that McGabe is a Clinton Mafia criminal, but you were far from proven correct. McCabe was the victim of, a supposedly recused, attorney general directed to mete out punishment to one of Trump’s many enemies. That’s a real fair fight there mofo, kinda like an AK-47 versus a BB gun.

            “Evolution is nonsense…” and Stephen Hawking “is a worthless scientist.” by akmofo. I rest my case that you are a crackpot. Could I add that you should be ashamed of yourself for spewing truly STUPID and DIRTY words?

            JD

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 8:30 pm #

            Actually, I wouldn’t even call him a scientist. Stephen Hawking was a math theoretician whose theories had ZERO to do with reality. In other words, he was a fiction writer, and was used by the Vatican to perpetuate the Vatican fiction of the “big bang”.

            McCabe is so dirty even his FBI colleagues couldn’t white wash him. He is going to prison. Personally, I think he should get the death penalty on charges of treason. He and the many others involved in this slimy conspiracy to unseat the President with falsified “evidence”.

            Evolution is nonsense because uniformitarianism is nonsense. If you don’t understand this then develop some critical thinking skills and investigate this for yourself.

      • thwack March 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm #

        his fade away jumper was worthless too

        • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 10:05 am #

          Yeah, that was the dentist’s fault. All that drool, he should have made that lame quack a dog muzzle.

          • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 10:31 am #

            AM

            I’m getting a decidedly anti-papist vibe from you mofo, which is a very white supremacist position. You wouldn’t be one of the “white sheet / dunce hat” crowd, would you? No problem if you are, I’m just inquiring. I know at the very least you are a creationist and strong (Southern?) Evangelical.

            Consider this: “… the startlingly transactional nature of being a so-called values voter in 2018. To many of them, abortion (and guns, JD) is not just the most important issue in politics today—it is the only issue in politics today. As long as a public servant shills for “religious freedom” (+ guns) and elevates dedicated (NRA) pro-lifers to positions of power, millions of people are willing to look the other way on anything and everything else.”

            Is this why you blindly follow “the President,” even though you are fully aware that he is morally bankrupt? Isn’t this somewhat of a Devil’s bargain mofo? Is it just simply a practical approach?

            Interesting the pretzel like positions we undertake to support our beliefs, isn’t it? I’m sure I am guilty of similar “pretzel positions.”

            JD

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 10:41 am #

            Fsck apples, I’m switching back to bananas! Yan, make some room on that damn nazi jungle tree!

  44. finuch March 19, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

    Malthuss • where did you get the list of failed retailers?

    Thank you.

    • malthuss March 20, 2018 at 11:46 am #

      A comment er, probably on you tube.
      It is worse than that list implies.

  45. tucsonspur March 19, 2018 at 6:07 pm #

    Right Jim, if Obama is out of the woodpile, his shadow still lurks within.

    “One (fork) is that the misdeeds of FBI officers, Department of Justice lawyers, and Intel agency executives get adjudicated by normal means, namely, grand juries and courts”. JHK

    Who, how many, and on what charges – perjury, obstruction of justice? I’d like to see a successful trial trifecta nailing Mueller, Comey, and McCabe. But taking this “fork” to fruition may require a “knife” in somebody’s back.

    The case against officials in California seems more clear cut. Title 8, sections 1324-1327 of the USC say it is a federal felony to aid, abet, harbor, conceal or encourage illegal immigrants. End of story. Lock ’em up.

    Can the Dems get Trump on obstruction for firing McCabe? Maybe he’ll go the way of Capone, tried on taxes.

    Of course all of this mess may wind up increasing the number of TWATs, (Trump Weary And Tired), if somebody doesn’t hang. The insidious Left is grinding away, wearing down both Trump and the Deplorables.

    Clean things up here, let Trump go the way of Putin and Xi, and then use our considerable resources to embattle Russia with China. Give Putin some poison “yellow peril”.

    youtube.com/watch?v=AJOXNDyLalQ

    • PeteAtomic March 20, 2018 at 7:07 pm #

      Clinton’s shadow is still there in the State Dept. too. It will take time to change the US gov’t from a neo-imperialist, globalist model.

  46. 100th Avatar March 19, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    Describing life imitating art in today’s Oceania never gets repetitive.
    Or clichéd.
    The Party has completely melded with the media.
    Newspeak maintains the orthodoxy.
    The narrative, the path.

    The cult-of-personality that dominates the deep-state party.
    I’m with her.. ministry of peace within a department of state.
    Hope.. for the promised benis from the Ministry of Plenty
    Change we can believe in… the Inner Party’s promises.
    Yes we can.. embrace Miniluv.
    Godstein’s perpetual war.
    We are seeing it, and we just cannot believe it.
    So it bears repeating
    and repeating and repeating.

  47. michael March 19, 2018 at 6:27 pm #

    Recently read “Thought as a system” by David Bohm.
    Introduction distills it quite nicely, the rest somewhat long winded.
    But some gems to be found.
    E.g.: p10, Incoherent system of thought, symptoms:
    Outcomes not as expected. Problem solutions create bigger problems
    and this dynamic is not recognized. Much more.

    Funnily he seems to believe in the fundamental sincerity of the actors,
    still comes to the conclusion that coherent thinking is not currently attainable. Now combine this with a more realistic assessment of actual actors as corrupt, conflicted and fundamentally uninterested in truth and justice and draw your conclusion about the system of thought which they will construct and its creations.
    Like restricting weapons of mass destruction, the war on terror, our current health system, zero interest policy and the abolition of cash, regime change,…
    always with outcomes not as expected.

    It cannot endure.

  48. Pucker March 19, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

    Speaking of bizarre living arrangements giving rise to engineered hallucinations…

    Did you know?:

    Meyer Amschel Rothschild died at the age of 66. The last 2 years of his life he suffered from terrible hemorrhoids. They think that his hemorrhoids were related to a common genetic defect in the population of the Frankfurt Jewish Ghetto where he lived called the “Judengasse”. It seems that because of the severe restrictions placed upon Jews in Frankfurt at the time incest was prevalent which may explain the common genetic defect. But what can you do?!

    • Janos Skorenzy March 19, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

      Sweden quietly opened up a center that reconstructs the anuses of male rape victims. Werewolves of Islam again.

      Meyer was an asshole so this fate was not inappropriate.

      • Pucker March 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

        Unfortunately, the restrictions placed up Jews in Europe at the time may have made them rather unsympathetic to the majority gentile population?

        Meyer Amschel Rothschild would give money to gentile Street kids who would shout: “Jew! Jew! Jew!”

        Jesus….

        • Pucker March 19, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

          In response to the obnoxious gentile beggar kids, Meyer Amschel Rothschild would repeat something along the lines of: “Blessed Be to God who gave us the Laws of Israel!”

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

          Protestants used to offer soup to starving Catholics if they would convert. Later even if they just offered it freely, Irish kids would chant, Souper, Souper ring your bell. Souper, Souper go to hell.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

            I think both sides of the denominational divide were responsible for ‘rice Christians’, though.

      • BackRowHeckler March 19, 2018 at 11:10 pm #

        You hear him howling around your kitchen door

        You better not let him in

        Little old lady got mutilated late last night

        Werewolves of London again

        Ah-hoo werewolves of London

        Ah-hoo

        Ah-hoo werewolves of London

        ah-hoo

        Allihu Akbar!

        brh

  49. Pucker March 19, 2018 at 8:33 pm #

    “This country faces manifold other problems that are certain to reduce the national standard of living and disrupt the operations of an excessively complex and dishonest economy, and the last thing America needs is a national war-dance over trumped-up grievances with Russia.”

    You can say that again!

    Catherine Austin Fitts (who lives in the Great State of Tennessee) recently said in an interview that a local public school teacher recently told her that parents will often beg the teacher to declare their kids “learning disabled” so that they can put their kids on powerful pharmaceutical drugs and then claim Social Security Disability benefits.

    • thwack March 19, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

      Some white man running for public office, maybe Govenor of MD?

      Got called on the carpet for suggesting welfare moms were having their children suck on lead fishing weights right before they were tested for lead poisoning; because its provides an extra 3 or $400 a month in benefits…

      Im not saying its a widespread phenomenon, but I have met some ghetto moms whom Im sure would try this if they knew about it.

      • elysianfield March 20, 2018 at 11:40 am #

        (Sound of horn honking at the curb)

  50. BackRowHeckler March 19, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

    And another thing it seems like all these deep state mtherfkkers from the FBI and intel agencies keep showing up as expert guests on MSNBC, CBS CNN and so on, and sometimes even get full time TV jobs once they leave govt employ. Big NY and DC media and deep state swamp dwellers seem one in the same, part of an exclusive club, joined at the hip, engaged in one big circle jerk, and every goddam one of em Yale, Harvard, Columbia or Princeton alum.

    brh

  51. GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:36 pm #

    If You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It

    But if you come to a fork in a lake, just leave it there or they’ll arrest you. 🙂

    google.co.uk/search?q=fork+in+lake+geneva+images&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=8…:

  52. 100th Avatar March 19, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

    If we continue these considerations to the bitter end, then the conclusion is not in doubt. As long as humankind recklessly proceeds in the fateful delusion of being biologically fated for triumph, nothing essential will change. As its numbers mount and the spiritual atmosphere thickens, the techniques of protection must assume an increasingly brutal character.

    This is the fork

    • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 10:29 pm #

      I agree the refusal of most humans to consider that they are bound by both biological and physical laws that every other species is bound by is a major problem – and not one for which there seems to be any imminent solution.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

        Like they’re just being two genders and not dozens? Or the need for territory and the natural urge to protect it so your people can live?

        • Elrond Hubbard March 20, 2018 at 5:34 pm #

          The first I won’t be drawn into yet again. As for the second, how many times will it need to be repeated until it sinks in? ‘Natural’ does not equal ‘good’.

          Simian instincts lead to simian priorities, which lead to simian behaviour. The simian territoriality instinct isn’t a virtue, or a survival trait, but the deadliest danger we face as a species — the one we pose to ourselves. What may have functioned on the savannah became a suicidal liability for humanity no later than August 1945. Since the invention of the atomic bomb, all such roads lead to species suicide.

          If you want your people to live, you need to learn how to think like a man, not like a chimp.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 7:03 pm #

            Your kind of males are bonobos, submissive to dominant females. The Bonobos were separated from the Chimps by a broad river. Otherwise, they wouldn’t exist. They could never have held their own against them.

            Some things are universal. We eat too, does make us no better than the animals? Use you head Elrond. Every people need a space to call their own. You deny that to Whites because you want us to become extinct. If you were an honest idealist, you would be raging against the Black treatment of Whites in South Africa and the coming land appropriation without compensation, but nary a peep.

            To you, morality is a weapon, nothing more. A means to get to your Promised Land of Equality or everybody being a low IQ, beige everyman without rights or country or heritage or pride or self respect, thus dependent on drugs and entertainment to stay sane.

      • PeteAtomic March 20, 2018 at 7:00 pm #

        Maybe the US Dept. of Defense leaking videos of pilots chasing UFOs– ahh..they have a new name now, can’t think of it..UAVs or something like that 🙂 whatever..
        maybe that’s the next step. Focusing human aggression & territoriality vs. off world intelligences.

    • PeteAtomic March 20, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

      Human nature, for good or ill, is the constant factor in human history. So, gauging from what we know from recorded history, this will not change. Fighting over resources is part of that.

  53. BackRowHeckler March 19, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    first day of spring tomorrow, and the world is still frozen solid.

    HS kids here still out demonstrating for ‘gun control’ “to keep us safe”, egged on by Senators Murphy and Blumenthal, who today conducted a series of meetings with activist students around the state. This might be the first time in history where a group of people are out in the streets demonstrating for rights to be taken away, not expanded. Some of these kids are getting a lot of TV facetime; not one hard question is asked, instead, its pandering and encouragement, “We have found our voice”, one little coed chirps. Another feminine looking boy states “We are change agents”. Where have I heard that before?

    brh

  54. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

    John Brennan to President Trump: America will triumph over you

    Did the fucker just shouted Allahu Akbar! and pulled a safety pin off his suicide vest?

    • FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

      The former director of the CIA, John Brennan, few months ago called for the overthrow of President Trump, to put it mildly, by not very constitutional methods in the event that the US President dismisses the special prosecutor Robert Mueller using 100% constitutional methods.

      This conflict of methods is beneficial to Trump, and the transfer of events into an unconstitutional plane, inevitable due to Clinton’s large number of paid provocateurs, is not profitable for Trump at this stage.

      Therefore, outbursts of spontaneous indignation Trump extinguishes with all his might, and Clinton stimulates with the help of the aforementioned paid provocateurs, and in this case I think, too, something similar happened.

      John Brennan had to convert Islam of Wahhabi style, after he was caught in the Emirates with a boy in his hotel room. There for this kind of business for the gentiles – the head has to come off.

    • johngalt March 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm #

      Here comes the right foot.
      got-truth.com/docs/Here%20comes%20the%20right%20foot.pdf
      -JG-

  55. janet March 19, 2018 at 11:22 pm #

    Mr. Trump has come to a fork in the road, thanks to Stormy Daniels. Changing metaphors, her lawsuit has backed Mr. Trump into a corner. The Supreme Court’s precedent in Clinton v. Jones held that the president does not have immunity from a civil lawsuit for acts performed before he assumed office. Mr. Trump, as the named defendant in Stormy’s lawsuit, could be forced to respond to her complaint, and potentially be deposed, which is the last thing Mr. Trump would want to do. Remember that perjury was one of the articles of impeachment brought against Mr. Clinton. As a serial liar, Mr. Trump is next up for impeachment.

    • thwack March 19, 2018 at 11:33 pm #

      Why would a billionaire who could have his choice of prime virgin pussy from anywhere in the world; choose some burnt out skanky whore with a 1000 cock stare?

      Stormy Daniels is not “hot”; and those fake tits make her look like a tranny.

      • Pucker March 19, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

        What?

      • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 12:15 am #

        And I hope she gets jailed for fraud and sued for beaucoup bucks for her extortion. Two names are in here, Allred and Soros. If she is being used, I hope she realizes that she will be cast aside by these two users as soon as her claims fall through.

      • BackRowHeckler March 20, 2018 at 12:35 am #

        they look real

        And they’re pretty impressive.

        • Tate March 20, 2018 at 2:30 am #

          She’s a skank anyway. Why would he go with a porn actress?

      • elysianfield March 20, 2018 at 11:44 am #

        “Why would a billionaire who could have his choice of prime virgin pussy from anywhere in the world; choose some burnt out skanky whore with a 1000 cock stare?”

        (Horn furiously honking…)

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

        One would assume she looked better at the time. Or maybe she is very clean on the physical level…..

    • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 12:10 am #

      Trump does not hold a candle against the lie that is the entire Democratic Party. This party is the most corrupt group of cheaters, liars, and possibly murderers that has even been in the US. Stormy Daniels is a metoo liar, trying to blackmail the president with information that is irrelevant in the first place. The reason Ken Starr never got anything substantial on Clinton is because there was nothing illegal about what he did, just the fact he lied trying to cover it up. Trump will never be impeached as he has more horse sense than his entire opposition put together. How many arrows are they going to shoot at him and miss before they will run out of arrows. This point is approaching quickly. It will be grand!

      • tucsonspur March 20, 2018 at 1:40 am #

        I hope so.

        If things get bad, Trump must seize power, but does he have much of the brass or the blue behind him? The Left can’t be allowed to let it go to Pence. They will take it in 2020.

        Seize power! God forbid! What about our Democratic traditions, how could he? The fattened, spineless public, including Republicans, may have no stomach for such tough meat.

        Seizing power, how alien the thought. To us. The mental midgets can’t grasp it, can’t grasp what’s at stake. As if things will just sort themselves out the good old fashioned way, the Democratic way, the Constitutional way.

        The Leftist leaders in California and elsewhere deserve nothing in the way of Constitutional, Democratic procedure, having already defied the law and endangered the nation’s citizens. And the long,corrupt coup attempt to unseat the president continues.

        Stop it now. Seize power, or rather, exercise the power you have to protect the nation from these subversive traitors. The Left must be destroyed. Arrest them. Jail them. The death penalty must also be considered for traitors, as Trump mentioned it for drug dealers. Yes, it’s cold fucking ice water, isn’t it!? Take a deep breath now!

        But he has family, maybe not many real friends, and maybe not the fortitude. And he has the fortune that may give him pause, deciding both our fate and his.

        • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 10:57 am #

          Seizing power? You would want a lying, cheating, ne’er-do-well, morally bankrupt ex-Dem as your leader? OK, Tucson, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for any of that. A bit of delusional, wishful thinking, but if that’s what you really want, I get it.

          Hypothetical: pick one. You can have: a) Trump or b) modern day Hitler or c) the Grand Wizard of the KKK. Which do you choose?

          JD

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

          Yes! Our System has failed since these Jackals have power and are bringing in our replacements to outvote us. We need a Strong Man, the Man on the White Horse who will lead us to Victory. Fascism? Of course. That’s why they banned the word except to mistranslate it: it makes far too much sense at a time like this.

      • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 10:51 am #

        Pretty delusional there John…

        JD

        • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

          Answer to question 1. Trump

          This is a battle of raw power and two paradigms on how this country will be in the future. I happen to favor individual autonomy in control instead of a government centered 1984.

          America no.1

          • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

            Well, at least you are honest John, I do admire that. JD

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

            It’s weird that, though, with America being such a religious country. I was brought up a Christian, as I’ve said before. My parents were seriously religious. And what came from them and from the pulpit was that Christians should never put themselves first, because that’s against everything Christianity stands for.

            ‘He that is first shall be last’ and all that…

            ‘Love your enemy and do good to them that persecute you…’

            Now I know that in the battle between Machiavellianism and Christianity, Old Nick’s always going to win in the real world, but the honest response would surely be to say, OK, the Christian way is a nice idea but it’s just not practical in the modern world, so I’ll call myself something else.

            ‘Christianity hasn’t been tried and found wanting – it’s been found diffictult and never tried’.

            GK Chesterton.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

            *difficult* even…

  56. Pucker March 20, 2018 at 12:37 am #

    This woman may be worth supporting and her case to the Texas Supreme Court to fight voting fraud in Texas?

    pressleyforaustin.com

    As Meyer Amschel Rothschild observed: The world is basically dishonest, so if you’re disorganized, then they’ll rob you blind. The voters don’t have control over the voting process nor over their information supply system (I.e, the media), so they’re being robbed blind. 17 Intelligence agencies screwing us blind….

  57. Pucker March 20, 2018 at 12:57 am #

    I didn’t know that the Rothschilds were Masons?

    “It may also have been inspired by his younger sons, at least one of whom (Salomon) was a member of the same masonic lodge as Geisenheimer. 11 The important point is that Mayer Amschel continued to favour a communal basis for education at a time when an increasing number of Jewish families were sending their children to Gentile schools outside the ghetto. Ludwig Börne was one of those who rebelled against the relatively conservative atmosphere of the Frankfurt ghetto, ultimately converting to Christianity rather than endure discrimination.”

    Niall Ferguson
    The House of Rothschild

    • malthuss March 20, 2018 at 11:49 am #

      What level of Mason? local ‘pay as you go’ or 33rd degree?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

      Masons are simply the “Work Men” who make smooth the roads before the advent of the Masters, the Jews in other words. Masonry is replete with Jewish motifs. Higher level Masonry has other things, like the Eye in the Triangle that is more universal and not Jewish per se. But then we get into Illuminism which though it may be equally Jewish and Non-Jewish, is utterly opposed to Nationalism.

      In any case, the Protocols say it well: the Masons know too much and will be sent packing. The Elite may have some serious divisions amongst themselves. Or perhaps they have healed these divides by now. Who knows?

  58. Pucker March 20, 2018 at 1:24 am #

    They’ve got the politicians by the balls.

    Maxim of Meyer Amschel Rothschild: “The key was to establish some kind of financial leverage. As Amschel put it, “It is better to deal with a government in difficulties than with one that has luck on its side. We heard this from our father.”

  59. jloughrey March 20, 2018 at 1:39 am #

    Are “various readers, fans, blog commenters, Facebook trolls, and auditors” really railing on Jim because he writes about the ongoing Russia saga? Because last I checked, this is Jim’s blog, and he can talk about whatever the hell he wants. I consider myself a guest in Jim’s living room as he invites us to share his insight and wit twice a week without fail. If you don’t like the h’ordeuvres, you are always free to snack somewhere else.

    Personally, I think the Russia-Russia hysteria is THE story of the moment, not because it’s true (or not), but because we no longer know what the truth actually is. I follow a variety of news sources, mainstream and alternative, and I try to be objective and analytical. I think I am reasonably intelligent, and I can honestly say that I no longer know what to believe about pretty much everything of consequence. What I do believe is that the constant uproar, disruption, and smoke and mirrors that emits from our government and lamestream media is a distraction from a much bigger plan by the globalists that has yet to be unveiled. Better to prepare for the worst even if you hope for the best.

    • thwack March 20, 2018 at 8:45 am #

      If you don’t like the h’ordeuvres, you are always free to snack somewhere else.

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

      Indeed, Jim is like a role model to me. He’s a man who owns his own chickens.

      How cool is that?

    • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 10:48 am #

      “smoke and mirrors that emits from our government and lame stream media…” Also true of Fox Noise and the present administration, is it not?

      “Absolutely, no collusion here…” says the liar-in-chief… Well, let’s just drop the whole thing then as Donny says “believe me, no collusion…. no collusion” OK, let’s just forget it.

      JD

    • Sean Coleman March 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

      I fully agree that it is difficult to know whom and what to believe. So much of the official story can be shown to be wrong (and has been shown, at least to my own satisfaction) that it is not clear how much of the remainder can stand.

      I was listening to Radio Alba a couple of days ago and a psychologist, a regular guest on Coinneach Mac Íomhar’s programme, usually a sensible and informed man, was explaining what ‘gaslighting’ is. Apparently it is from an old classic film about a scheming husband who cleverly engineers matters so that his wife begins to believe she is losing her mind. It had been discussed in the Guardian recently and it seems that Trump, exhibiting ‘narcissistic’ traits, has been doing this to the American public. (I suppose it is similar to the way that the all-powerful former disc jockey, Jimmy Savile, ‘groomed a nation’.) Trump has been scheming in a cunning way (not ‘clever’ because everyone knows he cannot be clever because he is clearly stupid and ignorant) and feeding them lies and half-truths so that now they no longer know what is true and what is not. That is evil. In fact it is Evil, even EVIL!!! and the only question that remains to be settled is who is the more evil: Trump or Putin, if it is possible to measure such vast quantities.

      I came across this gaslighting nonsense in a book by a Swedish philosopher, who also happens to use the pronoun ‘hon’ (she) everywhere instead of the masculine ‘han’. She also patiently explains, as a professional philosopher explains the deep mysteries of existence to the hoi polloi at no small risk to her peer standing through unavoidable over-simplifications, that Trump has been gaslighting the world, which is easy prey to fake news churned out of a factory in Macedonia. Not everyone of course. Informed and enlightened people like herself are immune because they are not as stupid as the rest. One should not judge the ignorant and stupid (she adds) because it is just a matter of luck and chance that some of us are lucky to get a good education so that we can see through all the manipulation. Such practices are typical of ‘authoritarian’ regimes (good governments are never ‘regimes’, only those we don’t approve of).

      Leaving Scottish radio and moving to Welsh. Dewi Llwyd’s Sunday morning (Bore Sul) programme is unyieldingly politically correct. Once again he made no apology for leading with Russia, with the poisoning of an alleged double agent. One of his guests steps out of line: This is a trivial issue in the greater scheme of things. It is NOT trivial, snaps Dewi, twenty people are being investigated in the Salisbury area! There you have it, then. Twenty people in the Salisbury area. This is serious.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

        You want the Truth? Can you handle it? Go to the Irish Savant then and become a man.

  60. Tate March 20, 2018 at 3:16 am #

    Good news!

    Trump’s budget for the coming fiscal year proposes to gut the National Endowment for Democracy by cutting two-thirds of its budget.

    Libertarian congressman Ron Paul also argued against NED funding in 2005 stating that NED has “very little to do with democracy. It is an organization that uses US tax money to actually subvert democracy, by showering funding on favored political parties or movements overseas. It underwrites color-coded ‘people’s revolutions’ overseas that look more like pages out of Lenin’s writings on stealing power than genuine indigenous democratic movements.” [25]

    infogalactic.com/info/National_Endowment_for_Democracy#Criticisms

  61. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 7:22 am #

    Will Trump Congratulate Putin – the Role of the Individual in History

    As it is known from the Marxist Historical Materialism, the person can influence the history to the fullest extent by guessing its course and maximizing his activity in the perceived direction, which could dialectically turn out to be quite different and even 180 degrees opposite.

    And in this case, for Trump, it would be a complete madness to congratulate Putin:

    Namely a few days ago Trump’s fight with Hillary Clinton entered the decisive stage and the news feed is full of discussions about whether he will fire the special prosecutor Mueller. He has already dismissed the deputy director of the FBI McCabe, and this has destroyed the myth of the impunity of the Clintonoids, and now many see an electric chair and have an irresistible desire to write a victorious ode.

    Therefore Trump’s lawyer publicly advised Trump to dismiss Mueller – they say now it is possible, the Republican congressmen have seen how much this investigation is biased and impeachment will not follow.

    And indeed, if Trump fires him and remains in office, he will save the world from nuclear war (for some time), and if he becomes a victim of impeachment, Hillary will get the red button through Pens in her hands.

    And if he does not fire Mueller, then Mueller will finally squeeze him out, and in this version Pence will have a little harder time not to give the red button to Hillary Clinton.

    And congratulations to Putin now will sharply reduce the likelihood of survival for Trump and the World, but I think that Trump, by virtue of his character, will still not be able to resist it and congratulate – it’s too much humiliation to succumb on this issue to the pressure that is now being exerted on him by his enemies and friends alike.

  62. janet March 20, 2018 at 8:18 am #

    “And I hope she gets jailed for fraud…” –JohnAZ

    What fraud has she committed? A contract must be signed by both parties to be binding. Mr. Trump did not sign, hence no contract, hence Ms. Clifford does not have to remain silent. Hence, both Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence are going to be impeached for their crimes, as soon as the Democrats regain control of both the House and the Senate. Hence, President Pelosi. It will be grand!

    • Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 10:22 am #

      Whole lotta hences goin’ on here!

    • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 11:58 am #

      You have absolutely no idea what she is talking about relative to Trump. Your ignorance is amazing. You want to condemn Trump? Based on what? The word of a gold digging pornstar? You as a member of the liberal women’s movement want nothing more than the condemnation of all men. Pelosi for president? You and she deserve to go into the same asylum, even the Democratic Party has had the wisdom lately to distance themselves from both Pelosi and HRC. You have identified yourself as outside mainstream America.

  63. gregor March 20, 2018 at 10:11 am #

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  64. Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    cnn.com/2018/03/20/us/great-mills-high-school-shooting/index.html

    I’m thinking we might just want to a declare a National Bring a Gun to School and Commit Mass Murder Day and be done with it.

    cnn.com/2018/03/20/us/great-mills-high-school-shooting/index.html

    We could of course grant points for originality, total body count, etc., and possibly even establish a playoff/shootoff system for the little hellions to win cash and prizes, all leading up to crowning a national champion. And the sponsorship deals? Everything from guns, to safety apparel and devices, to emergency medical services. I see dollar signs galore here, and in the end, isn’t that what it’s really all about anyway? Alas, once the thing goes mainstream, the Lil’ Rambos will likely lose all interest. C’est la vie! Such are the vicissitudes of youth and mental derangement!

    • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      Ol’scratch

      Your derision is spot on. There is nothing more dangerous tha a older teenager. They have passed puberty, think they know everything, and indeed know nothing. We chuckle about new drivers, but the lack of experience and life skills makes these kids a menace to society. For some dumb reason, adults have passed adult responsibility to these kids and they are not ready for it. Are parents afraid of their kids or maybe the difference in technical acumen makes it easier for adults to absolve themselves of their adult responsibility. Life experience used to be a dominant item in the social order, now not so much. If we want a society dominated by the younger set, so be it. This will just lubricate the downslope to The Long Emergency.

      • thwack March 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

        Are parents afraid of their kids or maybe the difference in technical acumen makes it easier for adults to absolve themselves of their adult responsibility.

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

        I suspect one reason (and I never hear it mentioned) is because many parents refuse to give their children advice that they themselves did not follow?

        There are many pathologies they COULD warn their children about; but they can’t do it without discrediting themselves.

        Therefore, they just sit back and allow their children to slide off the cliff into the abyss the same way they did.

        I first heard the term “generational shame” from E. Michael Jones, and he said he got it from Ta-Nehisi Coates.

        A good example of this is unmarried teen moms of teen moms.

        But there are many other examples.

        • Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

          Spot on. The Boomers’ hypocrisy about MJ and buying into the corporate system stands front and center.

        • elysianfield March 20, 2018 at 7:14 pm #

          “I first heard the term “gonorreal shame” from E. Michael Jones, and he said he got it from Ta-Nehisi Coates.”

          Honkey?

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

            ” and he said he got it from Ta-Nehisi Coates.””

            What, gonorrhoea? Nasty. Especially if it’s the antibiotic-resistant strain…

  65. volodya March 20, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    Green Alba, you’re making my point for me, I’m not suggesting ANY language. The old European tribalism won’t have it and it’s that tribalism that makes political concoctions like the EU and the Euro fool’s errands. They exist solely because European and American oligarchs thought it would make it easier to conduct business and to use cheap labor in high wage jurisdictions. Hence Brexit as the natural result. The election of Trump is just the US version. When you screw enough people economically this is what happens. When you insist that it’s just racism and stupidity behind it you just piss people off. When you tell the aggrieved that their interests and gripes are illegitimate, that they’re a figment of their imaginations, you just drive the nail deeper.

    To the extent that the EU and Euro were good-faith political and institutional attempts at fostering peace and order, they were gigantic miscalculations. Piss-holes like Italy and Greece shouldn’t be sharing political and monetary space with places like Germany. The Big Thinkers obviously couldn’t see what was obvious from the perspective of the town square.

    • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 11:51 am #

      volodya

      I don’t deny the aspirations of oligarchs, but the EU grew out of the Common Market, which grew out of the European Coal and Steel Community which was brought into being after WWII to prevent any further wars between France and Germany.

      Despite imperfections it has so far prevented any more wars and we underestimate the value of our political associations at our peril. As Churchill famously said, ‘To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war’, even if the jaw jawing is sometimes a little fractious. And simultaneous translation is a thing of long standing.

      Jacob Rees-Mogg did not help lead the Brexit campaign for the sake of stopping ordinary people being screwed. He did it because he wants to get rid of EU regulations that limit the exploitation of working people and the environment, and to minimise health and safety regulations. The minimisation of safety regulations is why a whole lot of ordinary people recently died horrifically when their tower block went up in flames due to the use of cheap cladding.

      The squeeze on services and the housing crisis that helped fuel disgruntlement were entirely the fault of the Westminster government. The anti-EU propaganda has been relentless on the part of the tabloids for 40 years. If you think the Tory government are going to make up for the EU regional funds that the poorest areas have benefited from, you don’t know them.

      The day after the referendum thousands of people asked Google ‘what is the EU?’ AFTER the referendum. And those people all got to vote.

      And the outcome of the negotiations so far has proved that pretty much everything the Leave campaign promised was a downright lie.

      • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 11:56 am #

        Re your last paragraph, there’s plenty of argument (and appetite) for reform – many Remainers would be happy to see reforms. A two-tier arrangement is one that should have been considered – and may yet be.

        And Italy’s economy is the 3rd-largest in the eurozone and the 8th-largest by GDP in the world. The thing that might qualify it for shithole status is the mafia – and cross-border cooperatoin between law-enforcement agencies can only help with that.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

        Man does not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth from the Mouth of the Father.

        There is more in Heaven and Earth than is in your philosophy, Horatia.

        • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:11 pm #

          Indeed Janos. And as I mentioned above, what Jesus said, presumably channelling the Father, was ‘love your enemy and do good to them that persecute you’. How’s that working out for you?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2018 at 1:15 am #

            The early Germanic converts thought of Christ as a War Chief and his 12 twelve disciples as His Carls or picked men. As C.S Lewis said, the incarnation was an attack upon alien and conquered territory, a literal landing on Normandy Beach.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2018 at 1:23 am #

            That was a metaphor. It wasn’t actually Normandy Beach. Would similes be easier? Most scorn them as too weak, but wind must be tempered for the shorn lamb.

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am #

            Just answering the question would be fine, Janos. I’m still waiting.

  66. volodya March 20, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    Elrond I didn’t want you to say anything, just to see the obvious, what Kunstler refers to as a six lane evidentiary highway of obvious malfeasance.

  67. messianicdruid March 20, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    GA: “Seems we just have to keep persuading people of the value of secularism, brh, whichever religion it is that wants to tell us what to do.”

    We do not have a God-given right to worship false gods [ rulemakers ].

    People that make up stuff { create chaos } have no legitimate authority. A rule that attempts to abrogate or make of no effect a higher law is null and void from its inception. The CONstitution is not perfect.

    Perhaps it takes a dose of secularism to realize this.

    • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 11:34 am #

      Why would you worship rulemakers?

      Secularism allows you to believe in a higher law, even if it doesn’t exist. It also allows someone else to believe in their version, again, even it it doesn’t exist. And it allows those who do not accept any higher law to live peaceably among you without either you having the right to tell them what to do.

      Personally, I’ll settle for the minimisation of human suffering, then other kinds of suffering too, along with the nurturing of the planet that sustains us. That’s already a lot to be going on with. And any god worth worshipping would go along with that.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm #

        That means keeping Black Africans in Black Africa where they are subject to the Laws of Nature. Since they have never escaped those basic Laws by their own Power, we have no right to interfere. If we do, they will breed and breed on our dime as that is their nature – just like cats or dogs. And we will have only ourselves to blame for upsetting the balance.

        Needless to say bringing them in and favoring them over one’s own People is opposed to every law of Nature, Man, and God.

        • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

          “That means keeping Black Africans in Black Africa…”

          Sez you.

          “Needless to say bringing them in and favoring them over one’s own People is opposed to every law of Nature, Man, and God.”

          Sez you. Not God. See my comment further up…

  68. volodya March 20, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

    Green Alba, the other side of the EU is that it was pre-emptive surrender by France to Germany. Twice in the 20th Century they had a go, once France came out on top, albeit with British Commonwealth help, the last time the indomitable French army folded like a house of cards, for good reasons and bad.

    So, in the post-war era, what to do? Give Germany what they want, a market for German manufactured products. At the time, from the French perspective, making a deal and hoping it worked out was better than the prospect of the dreaded tramp, tramp, tramp of jack-boots. Again.

    So you can say that it was in part a French capitulation. Germany was and is much bigger in terms of population than France, had a larger economy and a more resource rich back-yard in eastern Europe. Hence, unless France could find another Napoleon, unless the French rural peoples would be willing – again – to be fed into the abattoir, France would have to be creative.

    From the perspective of the 1950s nobody knew what would transpire, whether Germany would rise from the dead and re-arm like in the 1930s or become peaceable. So, the decades long Allied occupation and the treaty ligatures of NATO and the EU were the result.

    What this very long occupation would portend for Germany wasn’t foreseen, but its result as well as that of being defeated twice and losing millions of young men, was a deadly lassitude, maybe not as bad as in France but societally lethal nonetheless.

    So there Germany and France lie, side by side, on their respective national death-beds, tied together by institutional restraints imposed by American occupation and post-war treaty arrangements.

    France and Germany will die, their civilizational necrosis could well spread further afield. IMO, the citizens of the UK correctly read their own interests and made the right decision.

    • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      V

      A fine explanation of today’s Europe.

      Historically, Germany in its ethnocentritic glory, has fancied itself to be the ethnically and technologically superior element in Europe. Hitler even wrote a book, Mein Kampf explaining how superior the Aryan race i.e. Germans were. The real problem was they were, technically and Entrepeneurally. Hitler wanted Soviet oil and Polish and Ukraine land for his superior race to expand into and WW2 erupted. The real cause of WW2 though was the pacifism of the rest of Europe not shutting Hitler down before he became too strong. And maybe even more, the isolationism of the US prior to the war. The two workhorses of the war effort were the US and Russia. We were the prime deciding factor of both wars, shutting down German imperialists in both. By the way, Germany is still the center of Europe, supporting everyone else.
      England has always been an outsider to the Continent, allying itself to the friend of the moment. Like the US, it hates despots.
      The EU’s biggest problem is how to balance the load between producer countries and consumer countries. Southern Europe is a drain on Northern Europe financially. How to solve this issue is paramount. England’s answer was Brexit. For the anti-war part of the EU to work, this differential must be minimized or some power hungry young pup is going to start raising hell again.
      Maybe this is why the EU globalists have allowed the Muslims in, to dilute the nationalists in Europe. It worked, however, Europe is about to become the New Middle East as a consequence.

      • volodya March 20, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

        Hitler was exactly counting on European pacifism, as you put it, or IOW, an extreme reluctance to use armed force. And American isolationism. There is a school of thought that claim that it was American disengagement that led to both WW1 and WW2.

        So, you had the farce of Chamberlain, widely regarded as mature, solid, experienced and level-headed, go off to meet Hitler and deal with him.

        Churchill said that there was a time that Hitler could have been stopped with a memorandum. He was joking of course, by way of exaggeration, but not by much. Hitler himself said that he was really apprehensive when he re-militarized the Rhine, because at that point Germany’s armed forces were so weak.

        I would argue that the American contribution to the war was to stop Soviet armies from rolling right across Europe straight to the English Channel. Without American participation that’s exactly what would have happened. IMO of course.

        That’s not to denigrate or de-emphasize the US contribution. But that is to say that the Soviets could have defeated Hitler by themselves. Where the American contribution as really valuable was in defeating Japan. If not for the US, the Imperial Japanese Army would still be stinking up wide areas of East Asia.

        • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

          Hitler was exactly counting on European pacifism

          Ha?! Russia is fed up with European “pacifism” and the incursion of hordes of “european pacifists” every century into Russia.

          And in WWII it was NOT Germany alone – it was the entire international bunch of “european pacifists” that got their asses frozen into the Stalingrad steppe.

        • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

          And just to be on the safe side, now a bunch of British, French and American “pacifists” get their asses blown off in Eastern Ghouta.

        • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

          V

          Well written.

          I do think the effect of the US and Britain was to keep a significant portion of the German resources in Western Europe and keep them off Russia’s back. The war became one of attrition, in all aspects, air, land and sea.

          For all you America haters, how many countries in history defeated two countries in all out war and then rebuilt them to become two of our biggest economic competitors?

          • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

            Bormann NSDAP gold = Adenauer economic miracle.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 3:58 pm #

          Defeat Hitler “by themselves” – without massive aid from the Capitalists who funded the Communist revolution? Without massive material aid and weaponry from the United States? No, they could not have. But yes, they used them well and with great courage and tenacity.

          Then we went on to betray the Nationalists in China and helped make Mao, Emperor. All part of the Great Game to undermine the World and of course, America itself. John Birch was right about almost everything.

          Imagine if we had attacked the Soviet Union from the East thru Siberia. Imagine the Joy of meeting our German cousins in Moscow as joint Masters of the World. Instead the West sinks, a diseased old man, having spent his strength supporting enemies at the behest of aliens.

      • thwack March 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

        Its possible Europe just never really recovered from World War One?

        • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

          I don’t think they they ever recovered from the Battle on the Ice in 1242.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_on_the_Ice

        • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

          Hitler was a direct product of WW1. The vindictiveness and fear of the allies drove the economic engine of Germany into a economic collapse which fostered the search for a super hero to rescue them, which Hitler did.

          Sound familiar?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 4:07 pm #

            William Joyce, an Irish Protestant turned Nazi, described the future quite accurately. Even back in the 30’s they knew that the nascent Global Elite would overwhelm the West with colored immigrants and labor. Read his “Twilight Over England” if you have any doubts.

            In other words, there were larger issues involved beyond German imperialism. Of course is you can’t see the limitations and inevitable treason of Corporate Capitalism, you will refuse to see those larger issues and focus on the regrettable imperialism of Hitler against the Slavs of Eastern Europe.

          • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

            The Americans really do not understand who Hitler was, and that is everyone I know. And they never understood, even in the 50s. But the British understand, but they made a deal with the devil.

          • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

            Honestly, Janos (did I really type those words together?) let’s try to be precise.

            Lord Haw Haw was an *Irish-American* who took German citizenship in 1940. He also lied about his nationality to get a British passport and voted in Britain. If he hadn’t done that he wouldn’t have ended up being hanged as a traitor for his disgusting contribution to the Nazi war effort.

            What a piece of work.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 11:44 pm #

            He grew up in Ireland, returning there as a young child. Only American in a technical sense. I am substantially right.

            One must always ask with you: Do you want the facts or do you want the Truth? It is possible to use facts to hide the truth – you do it all the time….

            A Blake rhyme goes something like, “A truth told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.”

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

            “Do you want the facts or do you want the Truth?”

            Facts that demonstrate the truth will do fine, thanks.

        • Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

          Many historians refer to WWI and WWII in the singular, as The Great War.

      • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 8:39 pm #

        “Maybe this is why the EU globalists have allowed the Muslims in, to dilute the nationalists in Europe. It worked, however, Europe is about to become the New Middle East as a consequence.”

        There were Muslims in Germany long before the EU existed as such and even before the UK joined the Common Market. Even I knew about Turkish Gastarbeiter working in Germany when I was a student in the early 70s and they’d been there for a while even then, as far as I’m aware,

        They weren’t ‘brought in by the EU globalists’ because the EU didn’t exist. They were just used as a flexible labour suppply for German companies when they were short of workers. They were treated pretty badly too. And when they weren’t needed they were packed off home.

        Allowing them in had absolutely nothing to do with diluting nationalists, so I’m very glad you said ‘maybe’ to put this where it should be in the domain of (totally wrong) conjecture.

    • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 9:01 pm #

      I have some sympathy with your interpretation. However the threat of German jackboots in France is not something anyone could imagine now and that’s primarily due to co-operation within the EU. Brexit has made both countries even more committed to maintaining the co-operation.

      What I never understand – and I’m not referring to the post above but to the general drift of pro-Brexit posts – is this bizarre idea that the EU is globalist and the forces of Brexit are anti-globalist. This is a joke.

      The motives of the Brexit leaders are nothing to do with the motives of the Brexit voters. What the Brexit leaders are promoting is globalism, but without the protections (workers’ rights, environmental protections, health and safety regulations) which are what they hate about the EU. They want the 1% to be unfettered in their ability to make profits.

      The British tabloids spent years denouncing the ‘socialist EU’. Now, with UK Tory governments having done their best to refashion the EU in their own image, they denounce it as ‘globalist’ and ‘neo-liberal’.

      In what way will Brexit Britain not be globalist?

      And from a practical point of view, we now have sheep farmers, just as an example, who currently send the vast majority of their produce to the EU, scrambling to find new markets to send their lamb across the planet. How does this make any sense whatsoever in a world where we face the need to do things more locally?

      There will come a time when Britain regrets its foolish decision – and it may be in the context of something as basic as food supplies. Many are already horrified, seeing the impoverishment that Brexit is going to cause to those least able to protect themselves.

      And we have stabbed our Irish friends in the back as well. Their economy is going to take a very significant hit. With friends like that…

      And it’s all very well Janos wittering about ‘man does not live by bread alone’, but he isn’t the one having to suffer the indignity of going to a food bank when Nissan closes its factories in the north of England.

      • GreenAlba March 20, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

        Sorry, Volodya, that was a reply to your post addressed to me, but it has drifted downwards…

        • BackRowHeckler March 20, 2018 at 9:39 pm #

          Green Alba, if you’re looking in …

          Please clear something up for me.

          i’ve read in a few places that in GB there are speech codes backed up by law, for example, if you post a few home truths about muzzy terrorism or Africans on welfare sucking the life out of England and rendering streets and towns unliveable for whitey, you can be arrested and thrown in jail, no matter how accurate you are. Is it true?

          If so, it sounds like your typical American college or university. But where did this begin, in Great Britain or at NYU? Who was first? Who led the way?

          brh

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 10:03 am #

            “Is it true?”

            No.

            And people arriving from other countries are not allowed to just come in and ‘claim welfare’.

            I keep telling you, bhr, Breitbart is not your friend.

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 10:03 am #

            So maybe you should broaden your reading to some *other places*.

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 10:06 am #

            What you can’t do, bhr, is walk up to someone and shout ‘Muzzie bastard – someone kick his face in…’

            But if that’s what you consider aspirational behaviour, do say.

          • malthuss March 21, 2018 at 10:46 am #

            Search, ‘Emma West Arrested.’

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

            Nice one, Malthuss.

            “A woman filmed unleashing a vile torrent of racist abuse on a crowded tram through Croydon has been struck off from her role as a dental nurse.

            Emma West, 37, from New Addington, made headlines around the world when footage of her foul-mouthed rant – in which she maligned “a load of black people and a load of f***ing Polish” – was uploaded onto YouTube in November 2011.

            She admitted guilt nearly two years later at Croydon Magistrates’ Court, by which time more than 2.2 million people had watched the video.”

            Really, Malthuss, is this kind of behaviour that people like you and brh defend as ‘posting a few home truths about terrorism’ etc.

            You’re a joke. Or rather you’re not. You’re dangerous. And sick.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

            What a great patriot she is! The swine took her kid away for telling the Truth. No doubt that’s why she bowed down to these evil people in the end.

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 8:12 pm #

            Janos, thank you for reiterating exactly what you are.

            God help the child, having a mother like that.

          • GreenAlba March 22, 2018 at 5:46 am #

            Janos

            Spreading misinformation again as well.

            bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23128956

            “A woman who was filmed shouting racist abuse on a London tram in a video watched by 11 million people has been given a community sentence.

            “She was bound over to keep the peace and handed a 24-month community order.

            “A judge said West was clearly suffering from mental health problems at the time of the outburst.

            “She received a mental health treatment order for assaulting a constable in a separate incident.”

            “The court heard she was “reeking of alcohol” when she carried out the verbal attack.”

            So, she got a community sentence, i.e. she wasn’t incarcerated.

            What was the age of this child you tell us was taken away from her? Where was it taken? Who was looking after the child while its mother was drunkenly harrassing innocent people on a train? Where’s the father? Is he unable to care for the child, if it exists? Are we just talking about a drunken racist moron, who’s already assaulted a policeman on another occasion? Or just someone who’s mentally ill and has a drink problem?

            These and other questions will be answered for you without further delay by Janos The Truthteller.

            Not.

          • GreenAlba March 22, 2018 at 5:47 am #

            take care of the child…

          • elysianfield March 22, 2018 at 11:21 am #

            “Janos, thank you for reiterating exactly what you are.”

            Alba,
            I would not have thought that you would stoop so low as to use the Reubens Defense….

          • GreenAlba March 22, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

            You disappoint me, elysianfield. I thought you were going to ask Janos to answer those questions about the mystery child of the ignorant, drunken, gobby, racist mother and its equally enigmatic father.

            Seems no matter how low I have to stoop to get to Janos’ level there’s always someone prepared to out-stoop me.

  69. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

    And congratulations to Putin now will sharply reduce the likelihood of survival for Trump and the World, but I think that Trump, by virtue of his character, will still not be able to resist it and congratulate – it’s too much humiliation to succumb on this issue to the pressure that is now being exerted on him by his enemies and friends alike. == finca

    Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States Donald Trump at the latter’s initiative

    Donald Trump congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the presidential election. The leaders spoke in favour of developing practical cooperation in various areas, including efforts to ensure strategic stability and combat international terrorism, with particular emphasis on the importance of coordinated efforts to curb an arms race.

    en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/57100

    • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      Flying Monkeys Media is gonna have a field day with that – could multiple simultaneous orgasms cause a convulsions, shock and cardiac arrest?

  70. 100th Avatar March 20, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    Has anybody worked out:

    what does Russia and Putin stand in the way of?

    who benefits from hostilities with Russia?

    what is the desired result from these hostilities?

    what does Russia and Putin control that the west wants?

    who gets paid?

    • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm #

      As I told, the it is the Fourth Reich that wants revanche for the defeat of the Reich the Third, revanch NOT only on Russia, but on America as well – kill two birds with one stone, so to speak.

      It is not about money.

      • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

        Germany’s economy will soon go bust. The Euro afforded them a cheap currency to sell their over-engineered automobiles abroad. The Euro is a flitting story. Without a cheap currency and the auto industry I really can’t think what else Germany produces. Maybe Germany will reinvent itself, but that’s a big maybe.

        • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

          It is not about money.

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

            It’s always about money. Ideology is a cover story. If volodya concentrated on the production of bombs from free nitrogen in the air by the German chemical industry and who they sponsored to insure their market, he’d discover why WWI and WWII really happened.

          • Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

            Ditto. It’s always about the money.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

            So it’s about the money with you too since it’s always about the money.

            Care to restate that, laddy?

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

            Yan, next time I ride my Merkava tank into Europe I’ll give you the answer.

          • Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

            Is janos grumpy again today?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

            The Chariot to heaven? You people named a tank after something so spiritual? Truly the state of Israel is utterly demonic as the best of the Orthodox Jews understand.

          • akmofo March 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

            Merkava is the Hebrew word for chariot. Period. I’ve already told you there’s no such thing in the TaNaKh as Heaven or Hell, these words don’t even exist in Hebrew!

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2018 at 11:31 pm #

            No afterlife? Then it’s not a religion or rather, someone monkeyed with it in order to keep the Jews focused here on Earth so they would be better at attaining power.

            The Orthodox have heaven and hell and reincarnation, etc. A real religion.

          • akmofo March 21, 2018 at 7:17 am #

            The TaNaKh is an historical document documenting the political and physical tribulations of the Hebrews and their rescue from these tribulations by what they at the time perceived to be as an unexplainable force, or God.

            The TaNaKh doesn’t care what you think of it, and neither do I. Being that you are a propagandized nazi and a complete shit, your criticism and derision of it, to my thinking, is probably a good thing.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

            Akmo’s buddy Tanakh, lol!

            There is no evidence the Exodus ever happened. Archeologists have looked in vain for any sign.

          • akmofo March 21, 2018 at 8:31 pm #

            Some archeologists couldn’t find their ass because according their fscked up Egyptian chronology their ass is 300 years years younger than it should be. David Rohl beautifuly exposes this idiocy (deliberate deceit in my view) and shows the corroborating evidence of the Exodus account in its finest details with the excavations of Avaris.

            ?The Biblical Exodus by David Rohl
            youtu.be/QEm-ovpMM5c
            .

        • PeteAtomic March 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm #

          “Without a cheap currency and the auto industry I really can’t think what else Germany produces.”

          future terrorists?

          🙂

          • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 10:16 am #

            They make good white goods too. For those of us who are environmentally minded a Bosch washing machine, fridge or whatever (actually my fridge-freezer is Siemens but you get my drift) it’s good to know you can pay a few bob more and know that the appliance may even see you out – and has an A++ energy rating. My Bosch washing machine is already 17 years old and I’m expecting at least another 10 years if not more.

            They know what they’re doing, these guys.

  71. akmofo March 20, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

    Peter Schweizer:
    Joe Biden’s Son 1.5 BILLION Private Equity DEAL with China just 1 of 3!
    youtu.be/vghoyKoR2NQ

  72. BuckP March 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm #

    “Opium production has set another record in Afghanistan…”

    Nov.16, 2017 Headline in Business Insider

    Yesterday, the Trump administration proposes death penalty for drugs dealers.

    This raises the following questions:

    In 2001, after the Taliban burned the poppy fields in Afghanistan thereby, almost eliminating the opium trade, why was there a bumper crop of opium poppies in 2002 subsequent to the U.S. invasion?

    Who ordered U.S. troops to protect the poppy fields from the roaming Taliban, who were intent on setting them ablaze?

    How is opium being exported worldwide from Helmand Province, which the U.S. controls, and processed into heroin, without our acquiesce?

    Without the importation of illicit drugs into the U.S. and the subsequent outflow of dollars, would hyperinflation due to deficit spending rear its ugly head?

    Why are Border Patrol dogs at entry points into the U.S. trained only to sniff for money? Maybe we don’t want it back!

    • beantownbill. March 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      What we have is a very duplicitous government. Publicly, the government has been waging a war on drugs, but behind the scenes, it endorses the importation of these substances. TPTB (or the deep state or whatever you want to call it) really run things differently than what the gullible American public believes. The CIA is known to be a very large distributor of hard drugs, or at least it is thought to be – I wouldn’t know, personally. Drug wars would end immediately if they were legalized. For reference, read about the 1920’s.

      • Ol' Scratch March 20, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

        Drug sales fund a lot of stuff in the Dark Ops world. And open a lot of nefarious doors as well, of course.

        • Pucker March 20, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

          Read the book “Operation Gladio”.

        • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

          I wonder what the DDNP (Drug Domestic National Product) is compared to the DNP. Drugs make a great alternative for loads of people that have been disenfranchised. Do not think that the boys in DC don’t understand this.

    • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      “Yesterday, the Trump administration proposes death penalty for drugs dealers.”

      Is he doing anything about the Sacler family yet?

      newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/30/the-family-that-built-an-empire-of-pain

  73. sauerkraut March 20, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

    To return to this week’s topic, JHK has been shown to be spectacularly right.

    The Cambridge Analytica revelations appear to indicate that the Russian connection is, at most, trivial. The real story lies elsewhere. Yet the entire intelligence community signed off on the Russia thing.

    I am so confused.

    • JohnAZ March 20, 2018 at 8:14 pm #

      Me too. What is permissible for anyone to access info in Facebook. Don’t people realize that when hey enter the internet, there is no privacy, i.e. If you want privacy do not get anywhere near the internet. I will tell you that if this was not a way someone thinks they can get at Trump, it would not even be addressed. The Russia situation is a scam created by the same folks that brought you Uraniumgate, and the reset button. Read it for what it is, a partisan scam in the entire intelligence community. You are not confused, just incredulous that this degree of corruption in the Deep State exists.

  74. tucsonspur March 20, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    “Seizing power? You would want a lying, cheating, ne’er-do-well, morally bankrupt ex-Dem as your leader? OK, Tucson, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for any of that. A bit of delusional, wishful thinking, but if that’s what you really want, I get it.” JD

    Trump is a ne’er do well? He made his fortune building upon his inheritance, working his business, while Hillary worked the graft and kickbacks, the pay to play. Lying, cheating, morally bankrupt describes her to a T.

    In an ideal world, I’d prefer Mr. Smith.

    • jdhines March 20, 2018 at 9:17 pm #

      Food for thought

      Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, a longtime analyst for Fox News, told colleagues he is done with the network he says has become “a propaganda machine” for President Trump.

      Peters said in an email first reported Tuesday by BuzzFeed that he chose not to renew his contract as a paid contributor with Fox News on March 1 because he was “ashamed” of the network.

      He said the 21st Century Fox-owned cable channel has gone from being a valuable conservative voice to “assaulting our constitutional order and the rule of law while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers.”

      Peters’ comments directly targeted the network’s opinions hosts — which include Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham — for their consistent attacks on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russia’s interference with the 2016 presidential election. Mueller is also looking into whether Trump obstructed justice when he fired James B. Comey from his post as FBI director.

      One of your own boys and girls – Read it and weep!

      JD

      • tucsonspur March 21, 2018 at 3:51 am #

        I guess the Colonel, (light), just petered out. But he knew the tune Obama was singing, and it wasn’t “Yankee Doodle Dandy”.

        Said we haven’t had a “serious” president in 25 years:

        youtube.com/watch?v=1k8O9mYbef0

      • GreenAlba March 21, 2018 at 10:19 am #

        “while fostering corrosive and unjustified paranoia among viewers”

        That’s part of the Daily Wail mission statement too. These people are everywhere :-).

  75. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    Who ordered U.S. troops to protect the poppy fields from the roaming Taliban? == BuckP

    Black Project.

    Control and reduction of “extra” population. Perfecti’s doing their job culling the herd. Profaine die happy campers.

    Very humane.

  76. Pucker March 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm #

    Maxim of Meyer Amschel Rothschild: “The key was to establish some kind of financial leverage. As Amschel put it, “It is better to deal with a government in difficulties than with one that has luck on its side. We heard this from our father.”

    Maxim of Meyer Amschel Rothschild: “Father used to say, ‘If you can’t make yourself loved, make yourself feared.’ ”

    Maxim of Meyer Amschel Rothschild: ““Our late father taught us that if a high-placed person enters into a [financial] partnership with a Jew, he belongs to the Jew” (“ gehört er dem Juden”).”

    • Ol' Scratch March 21, 2018 at 10:33 am #

      It’s funny that modern’s interpret such quotes as slanderous and anti-semitic, when in fact they’re complimentary, or at least tacitly acknowledging the business acumen of the Rothschild’s and their slimy ilk.

  77. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

    Maybe the Russians made that shit up. And maybe they didn’t. == JHK

    Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov commented on the situation in Eastern Ghouta and the poisoning of Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal

    We’ve warned and warned the US that these plans must be unconditionally refused. Any such unlawful use of force, similar to what happened almost a year ago at the Shairat air base, would be an act of aggression against a sovereign state, as defined by the relevant article of the UN Charter he said.

    Russia clearly hints that unlike a year ago when Russia was shooting down 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles launched against Shayrat Airbase in Syria, this time in case of a repeat attack it will be sinking ships that launched them.

    Perfect opportunity for Americans to find out did Putin made that shit up, and for Russians to battle-test hypersonic missiles Kinzhal.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kh-47M2_Kinzhal

    • Ol' Scratch March 21, 2018 at 8:24 am #

      Maybe the Russians made that shit up. And maybe they didn’t. == JHK

      That’s the beauty of nuclear deterrence. It doesn’t have to be absolutely true, it only has to be plausible enough to effectively deter the other side. Once the missiles start flying there will be few people alive who are able to discern or even care about the difference. The fact that a large contingent of people on our side would even consider testing the validity of Putin’s statements tells me all I need to know about their true intentions. They’re psychopaths.

  78. Mike Patrick March 20, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

    When dealing with a bear, hubris is suicidal
    thesaker.is/when-dealing-with-a-bear-hubris-is-suicidal/

  79. Pucker March 20, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

    Elon Musk wants to create a Utopia on Mars?

  80. janet March 20, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    Sauerkraut, new evidence came out today of Trump-Russia-Cambridge Analytica-Facebook collusion to undermine democratic elections in the USA… and this time they got it on tape. Trump is toast.

    • BackRowHeckler March 20, 2018 at 10:49 pm #

      That’s what you said last year about this time, Little Jane.

      Yet he remains president.

      how do you explain it?

      brh

      • Ol' Scratch March 21, 2018 at 8:17 am #

        Trump is still serving his primary purpose as a distraction for the formerly, now mostly unemployed, working classes. He’s not going anywhere, janet.bot’s pitiful proclamations notwithstanding.

  81. thwack March 20, 2018 at 10:35 pm #

    Looks like homes is gonna finally hafta talk?

    foxnews.com/us/2018/03/20/officer-who-fatally-shot-justine-damond-turns-himself-in-charges-pending.h…

    Interestingly, they are charging him with that “depraved mind” thingy that didn’t work for the Freddy Gray cops?

    He still might get off, but I doubt it.

    You just can’t go around shooting attractive white women in their pajamas.

    WTF was he thinking?

    Actually, they should probably charge the idiot that hired him too.