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The amateur psychologist in me suspects that the more the USA heaps Russia with censorious opprobrium and punishments, the closer this floundering polity actually is to completely losing its shit. Friday morning’s front-page headline in The New York Times appears to have been written by Pee Wee Herman:

I can just hear Vlad Putin blowing a raspberry out of the Kremlin: “Nyah, nyah, nyah… I know you are, but what am I…?” We’re also informed today by that august journal that U.S. Accuses Russia in Cyberattacks on Power Plants. (Oh, wait a second, they changed the headline at 8:02 to Russia Wormed Its Way Into Access at Power Plants, U.S. Says.) Hmmmm… well, the amateur detective in me suspects that A) this is exactly the kind of bullshit that US intel excels at making up; plus B) the public was actually told last year that our intel has the ability to place any kind of cyber-footprint and time-stamp it wants on digital information, so that C) this assertion can be neither proved nor disproved.

The amateur international relations analyst in me sees in these shenanigans a desperate search for a casus belli, an excuse to go to war. But that only brings me back to amateur psychology: the US apparently wants to commit suicide. Wouldn’t war be a great idea a week after Russia announced it had new hypersonic missiles that the US can’t defend itself against?  Hmmmm. Maybe the Russians made that shit up. And maybe they didn’t. Perhaps we’d like to test that, say, by bombing a bunch of Russian military personnel in Syria, just to see what happens.

There is also the matter of the poisoning in Salisbury, UK, of the Russian Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a suspected nerve toxin, Novichok, first developed by the old Soviet military. The two remain in critical condition. A nasty bit of business. Skripal was a Russian-to-British double agent who was exchanged some years back in one of the infrequent swaps of captured intel “assets” by the so-called great powers. British Prime Minister Theresa May had a whack attack over the Skripal hit, reeling out new sanctions and booting a boat-load of Russian diplomats off-island.

Forgive me for seeming callous, but it’s a little hard, in the first place, to give a fuck one way or the other about the poor Skripals. Being a double agent carries some serious occupational hazards. This is generally understood among observers older than age six. Mr. Skripal came to an unhappy fate, and his daughter is apparently what we like to call collateral damage — of the sort, say, when one of our drones in a foreign land blows up a wedding party by some targeting error. Whoops! Our bad. One lesson here is that people with ambitions in the intel sector should consider sticking with one side or the other.

Interestingly, and secondarily, the accusation itself is unaccompanied by evidence. The Brits will not release samples of this Novichok for analysis. But are we also to believe that the Brits (or one of their close allies, say) could not concoct a bit of this poison themselves in a lab? After all, when you’re in the world of double-agentry, you’re in a hall of mirrors, and who, really, is to be trusted? Least of all in a matter such as this, would you start banging war drums.

But that, alas, is where things rest for the moment. War drums beating and war cries wafting across America’s spacious skies. The hysteria is palpable and we are making ourselves ridiculous — if not getting ready to blow up the world. Oh, I might also add that it is impossible to believe that there is not some room in the giant NSA facilities full of computer jocks trying sedulously to worm their way into every computer system in every foreign land the world over. The question you’d have to ask is: why would we not be doing that?

The amateur theologian in me thinks: when the Shining City is at hand, will someone please hitch Rachel Maddow to the back bumper of a Toyota Landcruiser and drag her over six miles of broken lightbulbs? Of course, I can’t say that because it would by misogynistic.


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  1. Being There March 16, 2018 at 9:40 am #

    Don’t Cry for US, Iran!

    In lieu of Cyber Warfare, may I suggest everyone on this blog watch a Showtime production called Zero Days aired a little more than a year ago. There are interviews with our NSA guys this isn’t fiction.

    This is a must see if you want to see the history of Stuxnet and subsequent cyber warfare approaches and what the US is capable of doing…..

    We really are in grave danger and especially our technocrat genius class put all our infrastructure on the internet. That doesn’t mean we can’t send others back into the stone age. Our latest iteration is deadly indeed.

  2. akmofo March 16, 2018 at 9:50 am #

    There’s an angle here not being covered by the MSM mafia:

    The Russian agent involved is connected to Christopher Steele, the British MI6 agent who wrote up the fake Trump Dossier for the Clinton mafia. The Russians will do well to make this fact known far and wide so that people truly understand how deep and international the commie mafia and the conspiracy really is.

    Thank you Greg Hunter:
    youtu.be/HSZSg-YCYeg

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2018 at 10:57 am #

      I think at this point Putin is wisely choosing to just stand back and observe with wry amusement from afar as the American shitshow self-immolates on its own. While hopefully, his warning last week of the dire consequences that will naturally follow if the crazies do indeed get their grubby fingers on the nuclear button serving to at least somewhat dampen the reckless warmongering spirit that has seized DC ever since the brazen Ukrainian coup and the incomprehensibly stupid MH17 shootdown started all this mess. The US’s days as global military and financial hegemon are already over, it’s just that DC is unwilling and/or unable to read the memo.

      • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 11:19 am #

        Adrianople waits. Then, less than 100years later, maybe a sack of DC?

      • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

        yep, I agree with you. Sometimes it takes a while for a great power to realize that they are in deep, deep trouble.

        Tsarist Russia & the Austro-Hungarians come to my mind.

        If the Chinese suddenly seize Hawaii (for example), and the US military can not effectively counter it, it would be the red flag that things are not what they used to be. I’m not saying that’ll happen, or that the US is near that point right now, but things can change drastically in short periods of history.

        No European strategist, for example, could envision the Russian Imperial Navy getting beaten at sea by the Japanese in 1905.

        • psoomah March 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

          Intel also comes to mind.

          Theresa May’s Skripal was simply a crystal clear message to Russia, any attempt to appeal to the western masses based on logic, rationality, facts, common sense or self survival is utterly useless AND that the recent super weapons revelations, the demonstrated competence in Syria and the S500 now being in production has driven the globalist to force a showdown NOW while they still can take out Russia in an all out nuclear attack. Once the S500 is deployed Russia is functionally untouchable.

          They’re calling Putin’s bluff and putting him to the ultimate test – fold your hand OR WE WILL GO ALL IN NUCLEAR.

          • jloughrey March 17, 2018 at 1:39 am #

            Due to the jet stream, the US west coast is in direct line of any nuclear fallout should the US attack Russia with nuclear weapons. I guess we’ll just be collatoral damage.

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 10:31 am #

            “Theresa May’s Skripal was simply a crystal clear message to Russia, any attempt to appeal to the western masses based on logic, rationality, facts, common sense or self survival is utterly useless…”

            Sorry, but that actually made me laugh. Have you guys actually been watching the vicar’s daughter for the past couple of years? She can’t even take on the screwball rebels in her own party (neither could Cameron, hence the mess we’re in) and you expect me to believe she wants to take on Putin’s Russia. Hilarious. I’ve watched a fair bit of US television and films over the years. The paranoia is legendary (that plus your love affair with serial killers, which is also weird). You all watch too much of it.

            Now, if you ask me to believe the secret services got up to some hanky panky that Treeza didn’t know about, I could, with a massive effort, stretch my credulity. But Mrs Strong and Stable as a broken chair? Nah… still laughing.

            People need to chill out with the conspiracy theories and concentrate on the evidence. And that includes Treeza and the Blonde Buffoon in the Foreign Office, who should be quietly monitoring the efforts of the forensic experts (who should, if they don’t already, include independent international teams). Russia has suggested the attackers might originate from other parts of the ex-USSR. And maybe they do… I have no clue and neither do you.

    • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

      Akmofo

      You don’t need to thank Greg Hunter – you can find the same information in The Telegraph 🙂

      telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/07/poisoned-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-close-consultant-linked/

      Over here we still have a relatively free press, even though some of it’s rather tainted by being owned by that Ozzie chap many of us don’t much like.

      And I’m sure it’s not beyond the wit of the Russians to read articles in The Telegraph (we even have a Russia Today office here in Edinburgh, BTW).

      And Theresa May doesn’t have dissident journalists bumped off. I suppose the prevailing conspiracy theory on the interwebs is that the ‘Anglos’ killed Anna Politkovskaya too.

      But people on blog sites like conspiracy theories, so you can pretend the Torygraph isn’t part of the MSM if you want to…

    • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 8:27 pm #

      Akmofo

      And an opinion piece in The Independent questioning the UK government’s reaction:

      independent.co.uk/voices/russia-sergei-skripal-attack-theories-uk-salisbury-poisoning-putin-iraq-dos…

      Its conclusion:

      “The Kremlin may well be responsible for the Salisbury attack as May’s Government insists. But questions need to be asked, including by politicians, and answers should be provided rather than hysterical accusations of treachery.”

      I realise it’s easier to pretend that some kind of press-government totalitarian conspiracy exists in every country in the world that you don’t like.

      • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 8:40 pm #

        Unlike in Russia, where the three largest newspapers are government run.

        JHK said previously that he thinks Russia just wants to be treated like any other normal nation. I agree – but it wants that in the way that Michael Corleone wanted to be seen as a respectable businessman.

        I don’t want to see a renewal of the Cold War. I said that before this latest event happened. But I find the naivety about how Russia is governed quite bizarre. It’s like a rerun of left-wing intellectuals wearing rose-coloured specs when they visited the USSR under Stalin. What goes around comes around, eh…

        Still, it looks like the UK government is finally going to do something about the dirty Russian money being laundered in London – that’s an evil symbiosis that needs to stop.

        And Finca, I noticed that under JHK’s previous blog, you repeated that nonsense about (a) the City of London not being part of the UK and (b) the Queen not being allowed in it. Seriously, Finca, I explained this stuff already – you know it’s nonsense.

        • akmofo March 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

          Mrs Green, I’ve long ago came to the conclusion that all the MSM is government run. There being no exceptions to this anywhere on this planet. The only question is which gov mafia is responsible for which MSM propaganda outlet. The Russians are just more honest about this shit.

          Since you subscribe to “The Independent”, why not humor us and see if you can guess to which gov mafia that particular propaganda outlet might belong to. We might find the exercise enlightening, if not humorous 🙂

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm #

            I don’t subscribe to The Independent, Akmofo. That’s the point. I read any newspaper I choose to on any day. I read CFN too. 🙂 And Orlov, who, although I am an interested reader of his books, is exactly as partisan as Boris the Buffoon.

            I quoted The Telegraph and the Independent. I could have quoted The Guardian, but I thought you right wingers would like The Torygraph better.

            It was the Telegraph (not my political flavour at all) which uncovered the MP’s expenses scandal. Which government mafia do you think pushed them to do that?

            The fact that you long ago came to the conclusion that all the MSM is government run doesn’t actually mean you are right.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm #

            And you haven’t explained why the Telegraph ran an article pointing out the link between Skripal and Steele, if it’s run by the government. I already knew about the Skripal-Steele connection, so somebody’s not doing their job properly if they were trying to hide it.

          • akmofo March 16, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

            I didn’t say “The Independent” is run by the British government. Likely it is not. Likely it is a foreign propaganda outlet, as is the case with the propaganda outlets I’m more familiar with.

            For example, in Israel all leftist MSM is run by the CIA. This even includes the official Israel gov run media outlets. How’s that for funny shit.

            Anyhow, I don’t view listen or read any “British” or “European” media. I boycott them all, being that they are all overt antisemites and had a very long history of being so.

            You’ll have to solve the mystery as to which gov mafia “The Independent” belongs to on your own. But I’m curious as to your speculation and deductive reasoning. 🙂

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 7:01 am #

            almofo

            I am aware of who owns The Independent. He also owns not-quite-half of Novaya Gazeta, which is highly critical of the current Russian regime, so I’m not sure why you’d think this means The Independent is run by a foreign government. Newspaper owners also vary in the degree of editorial freedom accorded to their editors, sometimes even within their own newspaper group.

            I’m interested that you don’t read UK or European newspapers because you perceive them to the antisemitic, though. A cursory search on ‘antisemitism’ in the Graun comes up with a list starting with articles entitled:

            Antisemitic incidents in UK at all-time high

            Antisemitism on rise across Europe ‘in worst times since the Nazis’

            Labour suspends party members in ‘antisemitic’ Facebook group

            Antisemitic incidents in US soar to highest level in two decades

            So it seems the Graun is concerned about antisemitism. I haven’t checked the others.

            You will know from my own comments on here that I have no truck with antisemitism. But then I have no truck with other forms of racism either – and one thing that’s depressing on this site is when you come across someone who appears to be enlightened on one count, then they turn out to be entirely unenlightened on other counts.

            So many people on this site seem to find it necessary to hate at least one bunch of people if not a combination. And if there isn’t an ethnic group they can hate, then women will do as a catch-all group to look down on. Or gay people. Any group they’re not part of will do, really. Same old same old…

          • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            I commend you for your mental strength. You belong to a very exclusive club of the 5% that by their nature are contrarian and skeptical of authority. You’re not on this here blog by accident.

            Antisemitic incidents directly correlate to antisemitic propaganda encountered in the media. I’ve seen too many instances where truth has been ignored, incidents deliberately reported devoid of context, narratives turned on their head, and other such lying propaganda techniques to deliberately vilify Jews and Israelis.

            My position towards Europeans has gone beyond contempt. I’ve become emotionally numb to them. I simply do not care about them anymore. To me they no longer exist. Good, bad, reformed, I don’t care.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

            Hey akmofo, be careful — by some lights, Scotland is part of Europe. (Including a majority of Scottish voters, judging by the results of the Brexit referendum — they were outvoted by the English.) If I were GreenAlba, I might take that last paragraph personally. 🙂

            Going to your earlier point, about all mainstream media (MSM) being part of this or that government mafia, I have some sympathy for your point of view. By that I mean, corporate media and governments are definitely two elements of one continuous power structure. What’s more, the higher somebody ranks in the media, the more they’re carrying water for somebody or other — no question about it. But simply equating them like that is a great oversimplification of the facts. To have a really clear idea of how these things work, you have to be prepared to navigate the complications, not declare that they don’t exist.

            You mentioned that Christopher Steele worked for Hillary Clinton’s organization (the ‘Clinton mafia’, you said). Here’s a long, detailed article about that very fact from National Review:

            nationalreview.com/2018/03/russia-collusion-real-story-hillary-clinton-dnc-fbi-media/

            I don’t usually cite National Review (founded by William F. Buckley and far, far to my political right) but it’s a very informative article. NR is a paleoconservative publication associated with the never-Trump right wing. Do you consider it part of the MSM and/or part of a mafia? I’m interested in your response.

          • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

            Hi Elrond, I see it all as part of a scripted staged false dialectic. Like engine pistons producing pressure and counter pressure. A means to an end. I’ve said it many times, they are all snakes of the same medusa — the Vatican. The end purpose to it all is the counter-reformation, counter-enlightenment, Romanism, and Roman feudalism. The playbook is the Jesuit manuscript known as the Art of War by the fictional author Sun Tzu.

            You can gauge this very simply. Some topics are simply not spoken of. Guess which?

        • Being There March 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

          Agreed

    • Being There March 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

      The “dossier” was originally contracted out as oppositional research by the Republicans against Trump. When they decided to let Trump roll through and they all played dead like cardboard characters, then Hillary and her gang took it over.

      • beard681 March 20, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

        Not true. Fusion was originally commissioned for research by a neocon/never Trumper Paul Singer through his “Washington Free Beacon”. They were all in for “Little Marco” and later went on to endorse Clinton.

        Clinton and the DNC went on to fund Fusion GPS to work with Steele/Russians by laundering money through the law firm Perkins Coie and it was only AFTER that that they commissioned Steele to work with Russian intelligence officials to compile the “Dossier”.

  3. yeahmagnets March 16, 2018 at 9:51 am #

    “Being a double agent carries some serious occupational hazards. This is generally understood among observers older than age six.” Glad you pointed that out. MSM rarely do.

  4. DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 9:54 am #

    Hidden behind the WW2 triumphalism of D-Day (and ignoring all that arson, including bombing Vienna on March 15, 1945) in the USA (and, frankly, the notion that we are in a cultural collapse can be discerned by the ongoing popularity in Hollywood of WW2 movies, like Darkest Hour and Dunkirk, like nothing has happened worthwhile since 1945) is this fact: The Soviet Union won World War Two in Europe. While they were our enemies in the Cold War, we perhaps couldn’t acknowledge this.

    Since the collapse of that hegemonic power, it has become possible to admit the truth. Hidden behind the known genocide of European Jews is the larger genocide intended for Russians. The book The Silk Roads identifies the timing of the Nazi invasion of Russia: after the sowing of wheat, and before the harvest, with the goal of seizing the bread lands of Russia to feed Germany (otherwise, militarily, it was undertaken too late to not have frozen German troops.) The NAzis divided Russia into a surplus zone (the south) and a deficit zone in the nort, and intended to capture the surplus zone. The rest of the population in the north could simply die of hunger, and would have if the Wehrmacht had been successful.

    Russians know this history, while we did not teach it in the USA for ideological reasons. I doubt they’re going to let an invader fight again on the homeland of Russia. We don’t have the lived experience of this aspect of them, and it’s looking like we are desperate to find out.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:26 pm #

      You left out the genocide of Germans: the systematic starvation after both Wars, the hundred of thousands of POWs who died in Eisenhower’s death camps (the pos got around the Geneva Convention by calling them something else), the fire bombing of Dresden, a non militarized city with many Allied POWs nearby, and the ethnic violence against the German in Eastern Europe and their forced relocation with lead to the deaths of millions.

      Btw, I think it Truman who sent hundreds of thousands of Russian and Eastern European Anti-Communists back to Russia to face torture and death shortly after the War. Operation Keelhaul.

      It’s said video footage exists of American troops offering German kids food and then snatching it away. Allied behavior was bad, but Russian behavior was horrendous, with the troops order to rape German women. The Mongolian and Central Asian troops were the worst of course.

      • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        Intentionally left out, Janos. They attacked Poland, and they attacked the Soviets. Stalin certainly killed off millions of German POWs in labor camps, but he had a labor shortage caused largely by those same Germans. Doesn’t make it right, but it’s understandable.

        Burning down Vienna on 15 March isn’t understandable to me. Burning down Hamburg, Dresden, Nürnberg likewise.

        But the Germans aren’t going to be targeted directly in the next war. It looks like Russia will be. Do they deserve it for killing millions of Germans and Eastern Europeans 70 years ago? I’d say no. I think two things of modern Russians: they can take a lot more suffering than we can, and they’re determined not to lose 20 million fighting a Western attack again, this time by former Trotskyists who still haven’t gotten over how Stalin picked on their man.

        Frankly, between the Russians and the Trotskyists we don’t have a dog in that fight, except that the Trotskyists have got control of some of our levers or power.

        Between Stalin and Trotsky, who would you choose? And do you choose Putin over Trotsky’s disciples?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

          Putin is a White Russian, a True Man of the West. Trotsky, real name Lev Bronstein, was something else again.

          Of course I choose my own People. Anything else is madness and cuckoldry. When are you going to get that?

          Is he Brutal? Of course. Russia would stand no chance if he wasn’t. As if our Elite aren’t. You know better. The difference is that they don’t pretend that way ours do.

          Great analogy I read yesterday. We are corrupt Athens. They are Sparta. If we go to war as those two States did, the winner will be someone else again. In their case, Rome. When Persia fought Byzantium again and again to the point of mutual exhaustion, the winner was Islam. When the Allies and Communists fought the Nazis and Fascists, the winner was the Jews. If and when America and the Allies fight Russia, the winner will be the Globalists.

          • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

            The future belongs to those who show up for it, Janos. That isn’t a lot of Europeans at present, and if the US decides to target Russia, it will be even fewer.

            My recent reading of Russian literature shows Russia not to be of the West. A magnificent culture, and perhaps buffer against eastern subjugation, but not of the West. And I think they’d be worth less if they were.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 2:35 am #

            Well there is that. Samuel Huntington agreed with you – the line between Civilizations bisects Ukraine. But if we’re not the same, we’re more alike than we are to any of the others.

            Again, you don’t seem any more committed to our Civilization than you are to any other – a common attitude indicative of the triumph of globalist education. This attitude would have been abhorrent to earlier Americans. You know, back when we were healthy? Or any healthy People, anywhere in the world, of yesterday or today. We aren’t ciphers just to be replaced by Mexican colonists posing as immigrants.

          • Dumbedup March 19, 2018 at 10:11 am #

            No real war is going to break out unless purely by accident, oversight but you can keep an population under control using the fear of conflict. The elites on both sides want to only fight proxy wars like in Syria and then wage a war of words and in the media to control strategic geography. We used to have an advantage that way. We had a free media instead of a corporate one. We were told the truth by dedicated journalists. Now we are told lies just like the Russians.

            Much of the conflict is in the Middle East these days for 2 reasons. It borders the southern part of Russia, which as Janos has pointed out, is the bread basket of Asia. Second is oil. Despite the presence of oil reserves elsewhere on the planet the Middle East has the largest and most accessible oil reserves in the world. The leaders in the west believe and preach that we cannot allow Russia or China to break our hegemony. We are told we will be a third world country in less than a generation. That is possible, but unlikely. However, it is useful to control public opinion.

            Now, as to globalism. In its pure form it has a noble purpose. In order to reduce the chance of another worldwide conflict we must break down barriers, reduce conflicts and accept differences. This means less nationalism, which by definition, is the opposite of globalism. At its root it teaches loyalty to defend the planet should be greater than or at least equal to the loyalty to defend a country, a way of life, religious beliefs or skin color. The most bizarre acts of terrorism and atrocities are motivated by opposition to this idea. In support of nationalism. (many of them false flag events)

            But the flaw of globalism is the same as the flaw in every other movement that began with nobility. It has been commoditized and financialized for profit. Improving working conditions, reducing barriers to trade, immigration, wages, pollution have all been reduced to financial arbitrage and influence peddling. (e.g., The Clinton Foundation)

            I am not writing this because I have a solution. But the problem has to be squarely presented or there will never be a solution. Do the globalists envision a one world government as part of their NWO? Probably so … but that won’t solve the problem of arbitrage. Only laws and regulation can do that. But on the other side we have capitalists who constantly preach that less regulation is best in the name of “efficient markets.” I happen to believe that efficient regulation will make all government work better regardless of scale or geography. Otherwise, this planet, and it’s inhabitants, will be plundered for profit by corporatists who do not subscribe to any morality.

        • Sean Coleman March 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

          Dr Tom

          Peter Hitchens, himself a former Trot, says the threat is from the followers of Gramsci rather than Trotsky (who he describes, like Stalin, as a merciless killer).

          spectator.co.uk/2016/08/take-it-from-an-ex-trot-labour-neednt-worry-about-trotskyists/

        • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 8:09 am #

          “Burning down Hamburg, Dresden, Nürnberg likewise.”

          Coventry? The Germans had a word for what happened in Dresden (which was horrendous): coventrieren. Dresden was meant to be payback for Coventry, although that doesn’t make it right and it was a lot worse. Janos always airbrushes it from his account, though. And he talks as if everything just ‘happened’ to Germany for no reason.

  5. DrGonzo March 16, 2018 at 9:59 am #

    Kunstler keeps falling farther and farther down the rabbit hole of seeing a Deep State conspiracy behind every national security revelation, every institutional investigation, every rustle of a window curtain.

    It has been painful, over the course of the last decade or so, to watch JHK’s screeds gradually morph from rascally & irreverent into irrational & irrelevant. He’s become the crotchety but lovable uncle who shows up at Thanksgiving annually, but who lately has begun to rant about stuff that makes you just scratch your head, roll your eyes, and reach for the TV remote control.

    I’m seriously beginning to worry about James. What happened to his insights on smarter city planning and community-scaled design? What happened to his vision for happier, people-scaled public spaces, transportation options, and institutions?

    • JustSaying March 16, 2018 at 10:08 am #

      The Dogs of War are howling! The USA is loosing Eurasia to Russia, China, Iran and Turkey. The Empire will double-down.

    • dannyboy March 16, 2018 at 10:35 am #

      “The amateur international relations analyst in me sees in these shenanigans a desperate search for a casus belli, an excuse to go to war. But that only brings me back to amateur psychology: the US apparently wants to commit suicide.”

      Kunstler, stick with being a professional writer. This is all distraction and manipulation to maintain power by our “leaders”.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

        Never talk about religion or politics. Just be “professional”. What a load. What would he write about then? Something really important?!

        • dannyboy March 16, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

          Are you always misinterpreting or is it that you are always wrong in your reply?

          Which is it?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

            Lucky Larry laughs every time he sees you. And you grimace. You lost out big on that Twin Towers deal. You sometimes wake up at night yelling like the Roman Emperor who lost a legion in Germany. But instead of yelling, Where is my legion, you yell where is my Insurance Package.

          • dannyboy March 16, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

            Janos, you are the ultimate troll. Crave attention?

    • Cavepainter March 16, 2018 at 10:41 am #

      Hmmmm,….hefty ad hominem description of JHK’s remarks (screed,irrational,irrelevant, crotchety,rant) but where are substantive references to support your dismissal of his contentions.

    • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      I’m seriously beginning to worry about James. What happened to his insights on smarter city planning and community-scaled design? What happened to his vision for happier, people-scaled public spaces, transportation options, and institutions?

      I think he realizes that the money to rebuild the American rail network (worse than I thinkBulgaria in his last rant) was pissed away in a $4trillion dollar bonfire in the Middle East. We spend about a trillion dollars a year, all in, on things related to “defense.”

      There will be no money for happier, people-scaled public places as long as DC gets to dissipate the wealth on war.

      Do you see it differently?

      • jloughrey March 17, 2018 at 1:53 am #

        There is $21 trillion that has gone missing from the Pentagon since 9/11. That’s not counting the $1 trillion annual expenditure on “defense,” nor the $4 trillion pissed away on two wars based on lies. Yet there’s enough money for Trump’s weekly golf vacations and to give billionaires a trillion dollar tax cut. All the while homeless people are literally dying in the streets. Today an entire family, (including two babies) who was living in a van in California were found dead, likely from carbon monoxide poisoning while trying to stay warm. If this isn’t the definition of a shithole, I don’t know what is.

    • sophia March 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

      I think it was replaced by attention to even more dire circumstances. Anyone who doesn’t think the deep state is engineering events and running the narrative is utterly naive, and even suspect in my opinion. So there.

    • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

      “What happened to his insights on smarter city planning and community-scaled design? What happened to his vision for happier, people-scaled public spaces, transportation options, and institutions?”

      I agree with you here, Dr. Gonzo.

      It would be nice counterpoint. I’d like to read what he has to say on these topics, as well.

    • Exscotticus March 19, 2018 at 1:50 am #

      What writer wants to be pigeonholed as you would have him be?

      It’s no easy task to commit oneself to writing two editorials a week. And gratis at that. At the very least one needs inspiration. So let us indulge Kunstler’s desire to be a man of letters on the most newsworthy issues of our time.

      And whereas you see irrational conspiracy theory, I simply see healthy doses of cynicism.

  6. JustSaying March 16, 2018 at 10:01 am #

    Yes, I read that the US wants to start a war before the Russians can deploy their new missiles. And now we have a CIA chief as the Secretary of State. Can it get any more obvious?

    And who will they send to actually fight this war? Too many Americans are addicted to opioids or too fat or stupid! The rest of them can’t get off their cell phones. All the Russians have to do is bring down the internet and the USA is toast.

    • islander800 March 16, 2018 at 12:46 pm #

      All the Russians or Chinese – or Kim, for that matter – needs to do to send America back to pre-industrial times is to detonate a few well-placed thermonuclear weapons IN SPACE above the U.S. (Kim doesn’t need that re-entry vehicle after all.) The EMPs would fry all non-hardened computer chips running EVERYTHING today, from the internet to cell phones to banking to controls for power and water supply plants, all vehicles and transportation infrastructure – you get the idea. Society would grind to an immediate halt. Social cohesion would immediately break down and starvation would set in within weeks as stores no longer get replenished. Life without electricity would be a real bitch. If adversaries had done this fifty years ago, no sweat: the only losers would have been banks and insurance companies with big mainframes. Today, society would collapse overnight. It’s better than a neutron bomb, leaving everything intact – until uncontrolled nuclear power plants start imploding without operative controls.

      The next world war could be something completely different than we’ve ever experienced.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

        Great point. We built as fast as possible – for profit in other words, much like building luxury hotels on sand at sea level. Sooner or later a big storm will take them out.

        Is any Nation prepared for an EMP strike?

    • SpeedyBB March 16, 2018 at 9:49 pm #

      We used to have a President who had been the head of the CIA. That’s what I tell dummies who pick on Putin because he was ‘ex-KGB’.

  7. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 10:06 am #

    Russia Wormed Its Way Into Access at Power Plants, U.S. Says

    The problem could be a little more serious than just some spy games.

    The world today produces about 60,000 tons of 4.5% purity Uranium for use in the power blocks of nuclear power stations, the demand is about 80,000 tons – so we are facing 20,000 tons deficit, or about fuel for 50 power blocks.

    Since the end of Cold War, US was receiving the Uranium from Russia – 50% as a part of a Megatons for Megawatts program, and 50% from Russian enrichment factories – US does not have cost-effective Uranium enrichment program.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatons_to_Megawatts_Program

    Since the Megatons for Megawatts program expired in 2013 and Putin refuses to continue supply of US demanding canceling all sanctions and scaling back NATO, US is facing a deficit and possible stoppage of about 50 nuclear power blocks operating in the East Cost of the United States.

    telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/03/putin-scraps-deal-to-dispose-of-bomb-grade-plutonium-in-swipe-at/

    You could imagine what kind of power supply disruption that could bring, which would be conveniently blamed on Russian hackers.

    • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

      Excellent! More wind and solar, please. A finite, non-renewable mineral that leaves behind radioactive poison for thousands of years? Who thought that was a good idea to begin with?

      • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

        Power too cheap to meter was already known to be false in the 1950s, EH. Analyses then showed that the capital costs in nuclear were going to be Sky-high. It did subsidize the cost of nuclear weapons.

        • SpeedyBB March 16, 2018 at 10:01 pm #

          That is nice to know, Dr. Tom. So many interesting factoids appear in these comments. Amazing. (Not surprising though.)

          A recent very glamorous Boeing Airplane video showed the 787 doing near-aerobatics – in the colors of Vietnam Airlines, of all people.

          Pretty white of them to forgive and forget when Boeing’s products bombed and napalmed the shit out of their people for nearly ten years, I’d say.

          And yes, I am aware of the reason why VN is getting cozy with tricky, duplicitous Uncle: China. Enemy of my enemy etc.

      • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 11:59 am #

        Elrond

        I’m a major fan of more wind and solar, as you know (inevitably more wind than solar where I live) and am not a natural fan of nuclear power at all, but I’ve allowed myself to be convinced of the need for some nuclear power, along the lines of George Monbiot’s suggestions.

        He is and was dead against the horrendous Hinckley Point C reactor that Theresa May has rubber stamped (but could have cancelled after being elected), and instead thinks the best way to go is with a variety of small, modular reactors that get away from the idea of one huge grid and could contribute to more localised democracy in the generation of power.

        I’m no expert in the detail (although I read enough about Hinckley C to realise it is an expensive white elephant).

        Monbiot wants to see climate change controlled but he’s also aware of peak oil imperatives.

        This article is specifically about dealing with the stockpiles of nuclear waste we already have:

        monbiot.com/2012/02/02/nuclear-vs-nuclear-vs-nuclear/

        And this is about the madness of Hinkley Point. It contains a link to a technical article about small nuclear reactors of the kind he proposes.

        Last one:

        monbiot.com/2011/08/08/the-moral-case-for-nuclear-power/

        “In last week’s New Scientist, David Strahan points out that Germany’s decision to shut its nuclear plants will, despite its massive investment in new renewables, create an extra 300 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between now and 2020. That will cancel out almost all the savings (335Mt) brought about in the entire European Union by the new Energy Efficiency Directive.

        “In June, Angela Merkel announced that she would bridge the generation gap caused by shutting down nuclear plants by doubling the volume of coal-fired power stations Germany will build over the next ten years. Outrageously, her government will help pay for them with a fund originally intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This shows what a fix you can get yourself into when getting rid of nuclear power takes precedence over dealing with climate change.”

        The last one was written in 2011 – I’m not up to date with where the Germans are now.

        And I’m not prepared to let the fact that Marine le Pen is also against Hinckley C affect my judgement so far – see end of the following) 🙂 .

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hinkley_Point_C_nuclear_power_station

        I’m open minded on this, as I’m not a technical expert, but agree with GM (and presumably yourself) about ‘Big Nuclear’.

        • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 4:57 pm #

          GreenAlba, like you I’m a fan — well, let’s just say I’m a fan of all kinds of energy, and of high-energy civilization altogether. I don’t blame people in the past for getting the fossil-carbon ball rolling, really, because (a) how could they have known? and (b) I so heartily enjoy so many of the fruits of burning fossil carbon, it would be rank hypocrisy for me to pretend otherwise.

          But now, we do know what the consequences of burning fossil carbon are, and the longer we carry on in this vein the more blame is due to us for the ever-worsening and more inevitable consequences. George Monbiot is right that we need as much energy as we can, just to avoid the worst societal and humanitarian consequences of a steep decline in net energy as we drop off the carbon cliff. In my view, it’s just that nuclear energy was never a good idea to begin with, and I wish we had developed better alternatives sooner.

          Elsewhere on the page, DrTomSchmidt nods toward the fact that nuclear energy has never paid for itself. The enormous capital costs rely on outside subsidies (externality #1), and the long-term cost of dealing with and disposing of radioactive nuclear waste was simply left as a problem for later generations (externality #2). Thorium could have been a better choice with less hazardous waste, but the uranium cycle is more useful for creating nuclear weapons, which is likely the real reason why we chose the path we did (as DrTom also alludes to). A money-losing infrastructure, that leaves behind a hazard lasting for multiple thousands of years — all for the sake of a few decades’ worth of energy, plus a shot at species suicide — has to rank as one of the worst ideas of all time.

    • beard681 March 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

      You can read the actual release that was all in the media here:

      us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A

      Read it and you see it is nothing but scattershot Windows hacking via email trojans that did not get inside anything. The screen shot included is of a small commercial generator, probably a backup generator in a hospital or server farm. The report was prepared by Lockheed BTW.

    • beard681 March 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

      You can read the actual release that was all in the media here:

      us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-074A

      Read it and you see it is nothing but scattershot Windows hacking via email trojans that did not get inside anything. The screen shot included is of a small commercial generator, probably a backup generator in a hospital or server farm. The report was prepared by Lockheed BTW.

  8. Walter B March 16, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    The picture has gotten far clearer with every passing month and every new development hasn’t it Jim? America failed at creating its new Bad Guy in ISIS, ISIL or whatever it is called today and has been forced to recycle the old ones. The scary part is that it actually seems to be working on the Common American Idiots as far as I can tell. It always bothered me to hear so many of the people that I interact with calling for as many million Middle Eastern deaths as required to keep the price of their gas down. Of course none of them nor their spoiled brat spawn were going to get off their dead asses to do the killing themselves. Guess that’s why we now have drones and Call of Duty trained operators, right? So many people appear to be buying into the War with Russia ploy that it is getting a bit scary IMHO. Add to this the fact that more than half of the country voted in favor of the Grim Reaper Herself in the last election and I would say that America now is looking as though as a nation, a majority now favor dealing out death to maintain their lavish lifestyles at any cost to whoever and however many humans it takes to do the job. Let us all hope that Judgment Day is not as close as some of us believe it is.

    • JustSaying March 16, 2018 at 10:11 am #

      The anti-Russian hysteria is just a propaganda campaign to get the public to accept the war.

    • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 11:33 am #

      It always bothered me to hear so many of the people that I interact with calling for as many million Middle Eastern deaths as required to keep the price of their gas down.

      I recall here the superb line from Air Force One, where Russian (uh-Oh!) terrorists seize President Harrison Ford, who naturally kicks some Russkie ass while sticking with the plane. Russian terrorist, frustrated with American pontification: “Oh, come on: you killed a million Iraqis to save a nickel on a gallon of gas.”

      • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

        Astute, but slightly misstated. It’s easy to acquire oil; just buy it on the open market. The real question is, who has their hand on the spigot? It was George Kennan who identified the oil resources of the Middle East as ‘a stupendous source of strategic power, and one of the greatest material prizes in world history’ back around 1945. The ability to turn the flow on or off, or decide who gets favoured or prioritized access and who doesn’t, is a tremendous lever that can move the world. Along with military force and cultural hegemony, it’s what the past three-quarters of a century of American power have been founded on.

        The Project for a New American Century recognized this, which is why the Bush administration already had a raging jones to invade Iraq on the day they were inaugurated. They wanted to extend the reach of that lever of power by overturning uncooperative and rebellious regimes — Iraq, Iran, Syria — and restoring the kind of helpful relationship they enjoyed from e.g. the Shah of Iran before 1979. 9/11 supplied all the pretext they needed, and the predictable outcome unfolded exactly as Osama bin Laden hoped it would — the U.S. squandered its power and prestige in an epic overreach that ended in ignominious, albeit unacknowledged, failure.

        We are now very close to the end of the world George Kennan created. The petroleum era is about to draw to a close, and with it the significance of the Middle East as an arena for outside players and their power struggles. But America’s military-industrial complex carries on much as it always has, and as ever, it needs an enemy. The Soviets are gone; ISIS-style ‘Islamo-fascism’ is largely defeated; and though they don’t like to talk about it, everyone gets a queasy feeling in their stomach at the suggestion of yet more war in the Middle East. So ginning up the threat of a resurgent Russia — Cold War 2.0, with the temperature turned up — seems to be the order of the day.

        • Walter B March 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

          Very well spoken Elrond and all absolutely true. I do not think that we can ever over accentuate the role that Dirty Dick Cheney and PNAC played in designing, implementing and then profiting from the policy. Especially important is the statement on page 51 of Rebuilding America’s Defenses, Strategy, Forces and Resources For a New Century, that states:

          …the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.

          I was also especially impressed with their detailed plans to weaponize space and Cyberspace (Internet). It is a good thing that most Americans can no longer read or they might actually wake up and the Neocons certainly do not want that, do they?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

          Don’t forget the Israeli equivalent: Securing the Realm. Both were written by mostly the same people: Dual Citizen Jews with a single loyalty to Israel, a nation without borders as Weitzman, Herzl, et al defined it.

    • elysianfield March 16, 2018 at 11:44 am #

      ” America now is looking as though as a nation, a majority now favor dealing out death to maintain their lavish lifestyles at any cost to whoever and however many humans it takes to do the job. ”

      Walter,
      Has it ever been any different at any time or any place? The lifestyle question is one of maintaining order and power, not quality of life, which is but a happy ancillary.

      • Walter B March 16, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

        Probably not ef, though I did start out life as perhaps too much an idealist. Maybe I had hope that we could be better, but alas we all learned that hope is just another way to spell dope.

        • elysianfield March 16, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

          Walter,
          In our youth, I believe we all were idealists. We saw things in black and white. Remember the Vietnam War protestors? Did you think them not only wrong headed, but comsymps….did you want to lay hands upon them? I remember….

          • Walter B March 16, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

            Well I do believe that I must have some serious mental issues, because I can remember being aware of the Vietnam War starting in second grade! I grew up from 7 seven years old being told that I was going to have to go there and fight someday and I can recall never buying into the idea that this was somehow a good thing. The “Domino Theory was something I realized to be a lie from early on and while I had no use for the doped up, oversexed hippies and all of their antics, the anti war movement was always something I did not have any problem with, it just was not how I did things myself. Personally, my approach to avoiding the war was to fight my way into West Point and buy myself four more years, as the war seemed to be winding down in 1970, but they stopped the draft the year before I was eligible so it was a moot point. My own method of not having to fight a war I had no belief in worked out to be a life molding event that has me still firmly in it’s grasp today. But that is a story for another day.

    • SpeedyBB March 16, 2018 at 10:07 pm #

      Walter B, one would suspect that those tossing off a ‘war with Russia’ comment did NOT live through the ‘balance of terror’ era which you and I experienced (I presume upon your age, based on the way you write).

      I had an old Chevy pickup truck loaded with dried food, drinking water and guns, gassed up in Austin and ready to head for the Mexican border, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I had studied existing literature and the nuclear fallout patterns in the mountains of northern Mexico looked survivable. Whether the Mexican border control would let hordes of Americans flee into Mexico was another matter, and one I luckily did not have to test (although Bergstrom AFB was a likely target for a Russky nuke).

      If you had experienced those times of near-panic about thermonuclear conflagration you would not be so enthusiastic about tempting it again.

      • Walter B March 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm #

        Yes friend, I did and we are of one mind in this subject. Unfortunately for us all, those 30 and 40 somethings that are now rising into positions of leadership not only live in total denial of the possibility of anything bad happening to spoil their parties, but they will come right out and admit that there is nothing that any of them can do about changing anything at all that is not going well. Total acceptance of whatever happens, of all decay , and of every degradation that is placed upon them, Nothing they can do and they don’t give a damn about trying to do anything to change any of it. They are all helpless, worthless, and doomed. I do believe that when enough of us experienced old folk have died off it will all collapse quickly due to lack of caring.

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

        Can I put in a word for a hero of the times, Vasili Arkhipov, my favourite Russian hero…

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasili_Arkhipov

        I didn’t know about him back then, but learned about him long afterwards.

  9. Peter VE March 16, 2018 at 10:08 am #

    In my house, I am subject to mandatory daily worship at the altar of St. Rachel every evening at 9:00 PM. I now know what it was like to live in the USSR, where the only news was the official news.
    There was a time, within my lifetime, when news organizations did not all slavishly follow the official line. NPR would have Col. Lang on to throw a little cold water on the official story. Someone would have asked when the Brits gave samples of Novawhatever to the OPCW, as they have committed to do by treaty.
    Blaming Rachel Maddow for the paucity of real news, however, is the equivalent of the punishment meted out to Lt. Calley for the massacre at My Lai. They’re both willing participants, and deserve punishment, but not at the price of letting the ones who gave the orders and covered up get off (viz Colin Powell, & c.).

    • JustSaying March 16, 2018 at 10:32 am #

      Nobody in the MSM has one iota of integrity. They are smart and do know better.

      I flip to CNN sometimes just to view the lunacy but my husband screams if I watch it for more than 30 seconds. My condolences to you.

    • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      Why do you pay hard-earned money to open the sewer pipe of cable TV into your household?

      If Trump really wanted to defund the liberal media, he would insist on ala Carte pricing from cable companies. Liberals could stop paying for Fox News, Conservatives for MSNBC, and all of us for the Kardashians.

  10. Robert White March 16, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    Great article today, JHK. I am wondering if common sense in the US administration has left the building too. The new CIA appointment is a direct contributor to the George W. Bush Torture regime, and she was in charge of the blacksites, and signed off on the torture. Clearly, with all the deck chairs being rearranged on the USA Titanic it would seem pretty obvious that something other than Cheeto’s departure is afoot. Methinks the demented side of the CIA is being given a free hand to foment conflagrations that will stir up WW3 & Thermonuclear ‘Hot’ worldwide mayhem due to the fact that USD reserve status is under-the-gun and being threatened increasingly every day. Bitcoin, and the Cryptos, are being assailed by the Central Banks, and the EU nations know they can’t make a go of it with the Debt-to-GDP being what it is in places like Italy.

    Cheeto is egging on the Russian Federation out of pure unadulterated insanity on the part of the completely nutty people that control decision making in the USA. You are a ray of light & sensibility compared to what we are witnessing in DC.

    Running up to worldwide genocide of the entire world population takes the kind of irrationality that powers whole stock markets & Greater Fools. Cheeto is a figurehead of irrationality across the world, and like you, most of us are merely sitting back and wondering how much more of this insanity people will actually put up with. I can see that you are getting fed up and I, for one, assure you that you are not alone.

    Am I the only one that is outraged by the new CIA pick?

    P.S. Everyone on this blog should pack their bags and get out of Dodge before Cheeto makes that impossible.

    RW

    • JohnAZ March 16, 2018 at 11:11 am #

      Here is irrationality. A group getting irate at Trump for the last year or so for being too easy on the Russians, colluding with them, being patsies for Putin, allowing cyber attacks, etc, etc. Now that he has talked tough against Putin and brought in some tough foreign affairs people, he is being too tough. Make up your minds. Oh yeah, I forgot. We do not care what the issue is, if Trump is the current champion, we hate it. Sounds like a Politician.

      Two movies to watch to understand the goings on in the governmental and financial elites. Wag the Dog and The Big Short. Both are fictional but present a good picture of what is going on between the ears of the elites of this country. And how really powerless the rest of us are. The President is a small player in the big picture of the USA.

      Wag the Dog may portray the current state of affairs in the Deep State. Not irrationality but a concerted effort to gen up a common enemy to point the patriotic fingers at to stop the divisions that are tearing the US apart. It has happened every twenty years so so in US history. Just a reaction to our diversity.

      If you want to see irrationality, watch The Big Short, AKA what happens with unfettered capitalism.

      • Robert White March 16, 2018 at 12:25 pm #

        The common enemy of the American people is American Foreign Policy, CFR, State Department, and MIC Contractors. Moreover, the push on pre-911 PNAC Wolfowitz Doctrine & Greenspan, Rubin, & Summers _The Committee to Save the World_ was to take over the Middle East oil control over the Gulf of Oman, and to establish USA Military bases. Post-08 Great Financial Crisis Wolfowitz, & the CFR/State Department, plus The Committee to Save the World, can lick my balls in deference to my intellect & intelligence over their own.

        The ‘best laid plans’ of Financialization & the Fractional Reserve Banking System have failed to generate the worldwide systemic Ponzi scheme control that Wolfowitz & Cheney envisioned 20 years ago. The world has moved beyond neoconservative irrationality, and the simple truth of the matter is that the so-called Free Market Capitalist System has been rendered defunct due to the fact that the Corporation of the United States of America cannot pay creditor nations back on investment that subsumes the $21 trillion deficit & debt. The false Financial Model was broken exactly eight years after the False Flag 911 World Trade Towers of Babel were imploded in a Controlled Demolition by the CIA.

        America’s manifest destiny is tied up in America’s Fractional Reserve Banking System that is thousands of steps ahead of the USA administration & people in so far as it is insolvent, and the Central Bankers of the world are well aware of that, and have been aware of that since Lehman Bros. declared Chapter 11.

        Resolution for the people of the USA can only take shape in the collective realization that the entire worldwide banking system has collapsed and needs to be rebuilt on a more suitable substrate other than shifting substrates of sand.

        RW

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

        Yup. No integrity whatsoever. As H.G Wells put it, “Mind at the end of its tether.

    • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2018 at 11:12 am #

      I think he’s finally had his “Road to Damascus” moment, where some deep state functionaries described to him in graphic terms the realities of his position. His choice is to either get with the anti-Russia program now or be removed permanently by whatever means necessary. Perhaps a few classified autopsy photos of JFK’s head were even shared for heightened dramatic effect. The US is going down sooner rather than later.

      • Robert White March 16, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

        I agree, Scratch. Trump’s attitude towards Putin has changed markedly since Steel’s Dossier became establishment talk de jour.
        The Russian double spy was connected to the Steel Dossier too, and even Stormy Daniels is being threatened of late. Trump is firing left-right-and center to throw up smoke & mirrors for impression management purposes because the admin is desperate to retain control in the face of losing it. With all the admin staff being fired of late it would appear that the WH is doing anything it can to look busy on Trump’s make work projects.

        Don’t forget that Trump could quit as president, and then the generals would have to find another front man. In that respect I think Trump is a willing participant in the defunct neocon maneuvering.

        RW

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        Et tu, Brutus?

        Shame.

    • akmofo March 16, 2018 at 11:14 am #

      I’m outraged half of the DOS CIA FBI DOJ USDA FDA etc and the whole Obama/Clinton administration is not in prison for mass poisoning mass murder racketeering drug trafficking money laundering and outright treason and its coverup. THAT’S JUST WITHIN THE US. The brazenness of this criminal gov mafia and its activities are simply stupefying.

      • Q. Shtik March 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

        A Friday Fun Quiz:

        The brazenness of this criminal gov mafia and its activities are simply stupefying. – akmo

        ==========

        What word in the sentence above is not grammatically correct? What is the correct word?

        • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

          I’m going with “are” and “is”, Professor Q. Are we having fun yet?

          • Q. Shtik March 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

            Correct!

            I’m having a ball.

          • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

            Q – you missed the nominative ‘Brutus’, which should have been vocative (second declension) ‘Brute’.

            Since you seem so keen on keeping standards up. 🙂

        • SpeedyBB March 16, 2018 at 10:13 pm #

          is

    • Q. Shtik March 16, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      Everyone on this blog should pack their bags and get out of Dodge…etc – Robert White

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

      Cold N. Holefield over at his Catcher in the Lie blog has posted an essay titled Guten Morgen in which he tells us his disgust is so great that he has embarked on learning the German language in preparation for leaving the US of A. Why he feels Germany would be a better place to live out his remaining years is not made clear.

      Actually, what he says is that he is considering it. Well, considering and doing are two different things. Has anybody counted up how many of those lefties who swore they would either kill themselves or move to Canada if Trump won, actually did? I believe the number is between zero and none.

      • capt spaulding March 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

        I’m considering learning German in preparation for staying in the US. Seems to me that when things in the world start to get crazy is when the right begins to assert itself. I’m thinking of the political antics in other countries during the great depression. Fascism loves disorder, and our current leader, Il Douche’, says he likes turmoil.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

          Fascism loves disorder? Even though Leftists have endless screamed about how anal they are and how Mussolini made the trains run on time?

          You continue to amaze.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

            “First, the objective aims of fascism are largely irrational in so far as they contradict the material interests of great numbers of those whom they try to embrace… The continuous danger of war inherent in fascism spells destruction and the masses are at least preconsciously aware of it. Thus, fascism does not altogether speak the untruth when it refers to its own irrational powers, however faked the mythology which ideologically rationalizes the irrational may be. Since it would be impossible for fascism to win the masses through rational arguments, its propaganda must necessarily be deflected from discursive thinking; it must be oriented psychologically, and has to mobilize irrational, unconscious, regressive processes. This task is facilitated by the frame of mind of all those strata of the population who suffer from senseless frustrations and therefore develop a stunted, irrational mentality. It may well be the secret of fascist propaganda that it simply takes men for what they are: the true children of today’s standardized mass culture, largely robbed of autonomy and spontaneity… Fascist propaganda has only to reproduce the existent mentality for its own purposes…” (Link — emphasis added.)

            “Adorno noted that the fascist community is one in which there is no real joy, but only the release of repressed material and frustration, but a frustration merged with others’ frustrations.” (Link.)

            Fascism grows out of the truism that irrational rage and hatred loves a crowd. Honestly now, would anyone expect the advent of American fascism to usher in peace with its neighbours or with the world, much less within America’s own borders? Don’t be silly.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

            Loving one’s Nation and Heritage is irrational? Who knew? True, it’s not something Men Without Chests subscribe to: Organization Men, Nerds, Thugs, Commies, etc. In other words, it’s trans-rational or above mere rationality but certainly not irrational or below it.

            Once Franco secured Spain from the Communist Butchers, he never made war on anyone.

            Thus you are refuted. Easy peasy Japonaise.

          • venuspluto67 March 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

            @Elrond: It is possible that a modern iteration of fascism may not necessarily be aggressively militaristic. Central European fascism was militaristic because it was a product of its particular time and place in history. I say this not to defend fascism, but only to reiterate that if fascism ever returns, it won’t be the goose-stepping, heel-clicking, runic-symbol-wearing variety of old. In fact, it will probably be enough of a product of its own time and place in history that it might not even be recognized as fascism.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 11:58 am #

            @venuspluto67: You’re quite right, because the fascist impulse originates beneath and before the symbols it employs. It finds its expression in those symbols. So, someone once observed, if/when fascism comes to America it will come bearing apple pie and wearing the flag, and no doubt singing Lee Greenwood. (It may look a lot like Bioshock Infinite, if you’ve ever played that.)

            I still think fascism is more likely than not to express itself in violence, though, because one of its fundamental motivations is the release of buried frustrations. Hopefully we’ll never have to find out.

        • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

          German?

          I’d argue that’s the language of the SJW at the moment, lol

          No. Learn to speak Spanish with a Chilean accent.

          🙂

      • Peter VE March 16, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

        The mother of a high school classmate swore she would leave the country if Nixon was re-elected in 1972, and she had the funds to do it. Needless to say, “leaving the country” became a two week vacation in the Bahamas.

      • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

        Where are you going to run is the better question. The US madness has seemingly infected the whole world, save for Russia, and I’m not sure they’re welcoming new arrivals either.

        • Robert White March 16, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

          The Canadian Rockies is technically the best place to hide out in a thermonuclear war scenario. MIT researchers analysed the best possible places to run to and they said CANADA was the best spot in the Rocky Mountains.

          Don’t forget your snowshoes, and long guns, and beans & lentils, eh.

          RW

          • Walter B March 16, 2018 at 6:22 pm #

            And be prepared to apologize for being white…breitbart.com/big-government/2018/03/15/white-canadians-apologize-for-having-unfairly-benefited-from…

          • thenuttyneutron March 16, 2018 at 6:57 pm #

            I like lentils but maybe it would be better to eat the neighbor’s cats and dogs first before using up those precious supplies. The animals won’t last long anyway and turning them into calories to sustain your life may be a good idea.

            A bit of salt and wild onions cooked in a pressure cooker with the former pet would give it a nice flavor and make it tender.

        • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

          It’s just like that song. No where to run, and no where to hide, lol

          • messianicdruid March 16, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

            Do you remember “LL Cool J”?

            “Make your stand right where you are, there’s no where else to go.”

          • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 5:22 pm #

            yeah, LL is still around apparently. I don’t recall that song though. I was never a big LL listener

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

        Yeah, even as Germans are fleeing to Hungry to escape the Turks.

      • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

        Q. Shtik: “I believe the number is between zero and none.”

        There are a few cases.

        mic.com/articles/185883/we-all-swore-wed-move-to-canada-if-trump-won-these-people-actually-did#.yko8…

        N.B., Canada’s immigration system is actually stricter than that in the U.S.. It focuses on younger people with marketable skills. But you’re all welcome to try your luck:

        canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/immigrate-canada.html

  11. hmuller March 16, 2018 at 10:26 am #

    JHK, you wrote ” the US apparently wants to commit suicide. ”

    It isn’t the US or the American people who want war. It’s that cancerous growth of globalists in the deep state who would rather overturn the chessboard than admit defeat.

    I wish people would quit being distracted by all the clown shows, twitter messages, and trivia the MSM use to soak our brains and finally wake up to who the real enemy is!

    • dannyboy March 16, 2018 at 10:41 am #

      Mostly agree, especially about the “distracted by clown shows”. I don’t bother much with these comedy shows (which have tragic consequences).

      Where I disagree is with the conclusion “It’s that cancerous growth of globalists in the deep state who would rather overturn the chessboard than admit defeat.” It is just the daily acts of control being played out on the world stage. All bluster, no attacks on Russia.; why overturn the chessboard when they are winning?

      • hmuller March 16, 2018 at 10:56 am #

        Are they winning? Did they get an all-out American invasion of Syria? Did they get the US into a Ukrainian war? In Korea there are summit talks not war drums. Trump is slowly burning out their many rat’s nests inside the federal government. Thousands of pedophiles have been arrested. Many are singing like canaries. Look out Podesta brothers et al. There are over 15,000 sealed federal indictments. Let the mass arrest of traitors begin. Yes, orange makes you look fat, Hillary, deal with it!

        It’s a long way from over, but we have a chance to take back our country and our freedom from the bastards – call them fascist, communist, marxist, or whatever.

        • Ol' Scratch March 16, 2018 at 11:14 am #

          Looks like it’s going in the wrong direction right now to me.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

          Fascists and Communists hate each other and are ideological opposites. One is Nationalist and one is Globalist: Do you know which is which?

          Americans seldom get things right and when they do, it’s largely by chance.

          • hmuller March 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

            Janos, like everyone else I have to use labels. But I find labeling people or ideas does not always capture all the complexities and subtleties. It does attach an emotional note, and that works well for advocates who weave sophistries into arguments.

            Call someone a Communist or a Fascist and the stage is set for acrimonious debate or a street brawl. Intellectually, this is like condensing a philosophical tome into a bumper sticker. But some people only have a bumper sticker understanding of the world.

            For example: I’ve heard “left-wingers” refer with disparagement to our system as capitalism. Laissez-faire capitalists heartily disagree and point out all the socialist aspects, the welfare state, the corrupt crony capitalism of big government and big business, the kleptocracy of elitists violating the rule of law.

            You stated: Fascists and Communists hate each other and are ideological opposites.

            I think they have much in common, such as believing in the state’s right to complete power over the individual. After WW2 many E. Germans easily transitioned from devoted Nazis to devoted Communists.

            Fascism may leave legal title with the factory owner, but he does as he’s told. In Communism the commissar may not have legal title to property, but he above others enjoys whatever luxuries society can offer. Minor differences.

            As far as the nationalism issue goes, many Communists cling to a strong national pride, e.g. North Korea, Cuba, China (actually all of them). And many Fascists want to reach across national borders, uniting all truly “white people” and maybe some who are ivory, pink, or peach, but drawing the line at “olive”. Well, you know better than I where the line is to be drawn.

            But I digress.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 1:48 am #

            Yeah, well you’ve been lied to. Fascism protects private property and enterprise. It merely says that Big Business must play ball with the Nation for the good OF the Nation. If not, they can go and someone else will come forward who will.

            Of course there can be bad Fascism, just as there are nations like Japan who are have many elements of Fascism without calling themselves as such.

            And your idea that everyone on Earth can live in the same State is simply fatuous, a modern myth promulgated relentlessly and with savage reprisals for those who dissent. Btw, Fascism differs from National Socialism in this regard – really is far more into culture, history, and tradition rather than race per se. Mussolini differed with Hitler on this and it is the main difference in the two philosophies. Neither would accept endless mass immigration from the most alien nations imaginable.

          • hmuller March 17, 2018 at 11:06 am #

            Janos, you raise many interesting points when you write:

            “Big Business must play ball with the Nation for the good OF the Nation. If not, they can go and someone else will come forward who will.”

            Who decides if someone is ‘playing ball’ for the good of the nation? I would guess the political leaders. So we are talking about a very powerful government, not a libertarian society (just so we’re clear on that). Is this any different than what I wrote: under fascism a factory owner must do as he’s told?

            Let’s say some industrialist is making jelly beans and refuses the government request to shift production to bullets. You say with oblique menace “they can go”. Oh really, where do they go? What if they don’t want to go? I sense the KZ Lager in the Janos ideal universe.

            I never said everyone on the planet should live under the same system. I’m perfectly fine with different strokes for different folks. American interventionism in the name of installing democracy has been one of history’s biggest follies (and a big cover lie).

            I would like nothing better than for every Mid-easterner and African in Europe to go home and live under the system uniquely tailored to their culture.

            Currently, In the Netherlands Islamic youth (unemployed thugs) try and enforce Sharia customs even on white Dutch people. That woman is too scantily clad; those two men are publicly kissing. So in the name of Allah the sinners are beaten. Why don’t we hear about such incidents from Shepherd Smith, Anderson Cooper, or the rest of the Brotherhood of the Big Brown Eye.

    • jloughrey March 17, 2018 at 2:49 am #

      Perhaps war with Russia is the globalist ploy to depopulate the earth since the handwriting is on the wall. There are too many people and not enough resources to go around. The billionaires have been busily building their lavishly supplied underground bunkers and compounds in recent years, particularly in New Zealand, which is thought to be one of the safer locales in the event of nuclear war. It’s doubtful the billionaire globalists would go to that extent unless they knew something was on the horizon.

      • jmar98 March 18, 2018 at 9:15 pm #

        Suggest you read On The Beach by Nevil Shute. An old book but it gives a good overview of how radioactivity spreads. No place will be untouched. What do TPTB do to replenish their food supplies when they run out and nuclear winter continues for years after an all out nuclear exchange with the weapons that exist today? Someone said, “The living will envy the dead.”

    • Being There March 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      Nobody wants war but the ones who are making big money on it.
      In fact its all contracted out to private war profiteers.

  12. bukowskisghost March 16, 2018 at 10:35 am #

    That image of Rachel Maddow being dragged brought a satisfied smile to my face. After the drag fest, the creep needs to be drawn and quartered. Those pesky Russians, how dare they dismember that creature of the Obama hustle and jive?

    • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 2:20 pm #

      Not to mine. I still remember the horror of the real-life case of this that happened just about twenty years ago. James Byrd Jr., RIP.

      And JHK should be ashamed of using this kind of rhetoric.

      • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

        For fuck’s sake, Elrond.

        Your intersectionality is showing. Jesus.

        • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm #

          Thanks, PeteAtomic — I take the implication that I’m a social justice warrior as a compliment. Please note the small letters, though. I’m not a joiner, or part of any movement; I’m just here for myself, by myself.

          That said…

      • James Howard Kunstler March 17, 2018 at 8:24 am #

        Elrond— comedy derives from what makes us uncomfortable. PC shaming not allowed here. —JHK

        • Petro March 17, 2018 at 9:31 am #

          Have to agree with Elrond on this, JHK. I winced when I read this “comedy” regarding Maddow. Humor derives from many places, often including the misfortune of others—but a joke about dragging a person over sharp objects, à la James Byrd of Texas, is more menacing than funny, IMO. I actually felt a bit of a chill when I read it. Jeezus, are you okay, man? Aim higher.

          • Petro March 17, 2018 at 9:39 am #

            Nothing “PC” about any criticism of your “humor” in this particular instance. It’s about discomfort about “funny” imagery which evokes hate, murder, and sadism.

          • Petro March 17, 2018 at 10:23 am #

            Using your logic, James, why not make a joke about gassing a naked Maddow in an airtight chamber, then throwing her corpse in a mass grave after removing any gold teeth she has in her head?

            Okay, I’m done preaching.

            It sounds patronizing, but I really am concerned about you. I wish you well.

          • Q. Shtik March 17, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

            Have to agree with Elrond on this, JHK. – Petro

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

            Ohh, I don’t know Petro (sigh)…I think there is this tendency for normal insult restraint to go out the window when the subject of the insult is so extremely left-wing… and female, but with such short hair and lack of makeup and jewelry…if you get my drift…not that there’s anything wrong with that.

          • K-Dog March 18, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

            I’m going with Elrond and Petro on this. ‘Comedy’ is also used as a mask from which hatred hides behind and is not always so benign as something that just ‘makes us uncomfortable’. Sometime it intends to hurt. Comedy in proper proportions is healthy but too much of it makes one a fool and can make others dance to the tunes of pied pipers.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 18, 2018 at 5:43 pm #

            I think that’s a good point, K-Dog, and thanks for your support on this.

            Humour, i.e. what people find funny, is individual. Humour can exist in an isolated person, but comedy can’t, because comedy is the art of manipulating other people’s point of view to provoke a humorous reaction. Someone attempting comedy has to take responsibility for the result. If they want credit for the laughs, they have to take the blame when the joke fails — and if the joke gives offense, hiding behind ‘it was just a joke, get over it’ is a bad-faith maneuver. (The exact kind of bad faith that alt-right chuds long hid behind.) You can either change your message or change your audience — you don’t get to dictate other people’s reactions.

            Anyway, if there’s anything less funny than explaining a joke, it’s explaining how all about comedy. Thanks, you’re a great crowd. I’ll be here all week. Try the veal!

        • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 11:45 am #

          Not PC shaming, Jim — actual shaming. If I’m an sjw then I’m the lowercase type, not some goodthinking duckspeaker like one or two I could name. This is about real-world standards, and I think you overstepped in this case. My opinion, FWIW.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 11:50 am #

            BTW, I was a regular listener (via podcast) of Rachel Maddow going all the way back to 2005, when she first guest-hosted Al Franken’s Air America radio show. That lasted till last year, when she fashioned herself into the leading anti-Russia media bot. I had my criticisms of her before then (pretty much all from the left) but whatever usefulness she ever had truly expired around then. Poof, gone.

    • PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

      Maddow needs to stick to finding out what is in Al Capone’s secret vault

      🙂

  13. Zoltar March 16, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    I would urge Jim’s readers to ignore Dr. Gonzo and his ilk in their resistance to the idea that the Deep State is off the rails and intent on waging war with Russia.

    The notion that Russia might attack the United States is risible but, in light of our rogue behavior since WWII, no madness can be ruled out when it comes to trying to project American power abroad. Today’s geopolitics will no longer permit our meddling, and and our capacity to do so is past.

    hmuller puts it well: the sociopaths running things “on our behalf” would rather fuck all than slip away and tend their own gardens.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Or do both. Many have built refuges in places like New Zealand and may intend to destroy the world and then return to rebuild and rule according it according to their heart’s desire. Or at least this exists as a Plan B.

    • Sean Coleman March 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      I don’t know what the Deep State is but if it exists I would be most surprised if it didn’t have a big role in the insanity. In the same way lawyers and so-called survivors have a vested interest in sexual abuse witch hunts and the pharmaceutical industry in the prescription of dangerous anti-depressants. But I think they are all of secondary importance. The main cause is mass psychology and the apparent fact that next to nobody notices it. Our host, to his credit, does notice. It is interesting (but not at all surprising)to see how strongly many posters react to his noticing and to speculate as to why they do so. The deceitful and deluded media and academia must bear much of the responsibility.

      • K-Dog March 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

        I don’t know what the Deep State is

        The historic influence of the deep state leads to lively speculations. Did they kill JFK or not? But conspiracy theories can be dangerously distracting and at this point in Merican history totally unnecessary. The deep state is obviously real.

        The depth of the deep state’s current influence can’t be questioned by anything bout a delusional mind. If the deep state desires they can prevent this comment from being published. They can cancel all your credit cards along with the 99 other people in each issue block for every card you have; thats collateral damage but each of the 99 will only have one card in a common block with you so not to worry. It is a big country so their inconvenience will be relatively minor.

        The deep state can make your phone become sentient so that you know you are being watched and are thus a powerless mouse on an open field under the scrutiny of a huge circling federal eagle with nowhere to go. Microphones in phones are very good and the scrutiny is thorough.

        Such individual and invisible interactions have the power to quell dissent and shape public policy as never before. You are reading this on the tools which have made it all possible. These tools provided so much power puppet-masters behind the scenes just might think a war now could be fun, certainly profitable to some, and so beat a few drums.

        These tools have isolated us all one from another and as the rule of divide and conquer is a real fact of the universe we were all defeated. Silently, in our sleep. No whimper of a battle, it was instant defeat. Digital Isolation and the ability to monitor and control all communications is the source of their absolute power and with the apparent deliberation of a goat, we all just let them have it.

        They control the news and they control you. All they need is a reason and since they think they are invincible that reason could be found tomorrow.

  14. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 10:47 am #

    The Kremlin declared the winner in the arms race and it is not the United States.

    This is actually very good news for everyone who does not have underground autonomous shelter with a supply of food and water for 3 years.

    Evil tongues say that the active nuclear phase of the global conflict could already happen in May 2018, coinciding with the deadline for completing underground shelters for the global elite in New Zealand, Uruguay, Paraguay and other exotic places.

    Whoever “wins” in a nuclear conflict does not interest the global elite, they are more interested in the process.

    What moved the Kremlin to make open and unambiguous threats towards the US and the global elite?

    Elections? I doubt it. The Russian electorate is split into 3 uneven parts:

    1. Those who always vote for Putin no matter what, approximately 150% of the population.
    2. Those who do not go to polling stations and to get them off their couch can only fire in the building – about 20%
    3. The smallest and loudest group of eternally dissatisfied with everyone and everything; it is this tight group that all other pretenders to supreme power in Russia are trying to get – about 15%.

    Total = 100% of Russian voters (I challenge Q.Shtik to find an error in my arithmetic)

    Or perhaps our American partners began massively bolting nuclear warheads onto their cruise missiles and, indirectly, the Russians detected such activity?

    Or perhaps Americans are running out of uranium to run 50 power-generating blocks on the East Coast, and to be on the safe side they are already blaming the Russian hackers for future disruption in power supply?

    Or perhaps this coincided with other signs, such as “Wall Street on the warpath”: a computer program analyzes the positions and trends of the US stock market and when the stock market stands in the pre-war position, the program notifies its Kremlin master.

    It is very difficult to hide anything from the stockbrokers, almost impossible. In this sense, Wall Street’s talented employees are all agents of Putin.

    When almost the entire Forbes list suddenly becomes concerned about the construction of underground shelters, creating an entire industry out of NOTHING.

    It is going to be pretty hard for the CIA to arrange another “regime change” in Moscow, especially now, when an average Russian man is looking more and more as an offspring of a love affair between Joseph Stalin and a T-34 tank.

  15. malthuss March 16, 2018 at 10:53 am #

    Tate,
    March 15, 2018 at 3:27 pm
    okay shrb, I never said anything about crime statistics.
    Whether malthuss is correct or not is immaterial.[Malthuss is correct and it is very material]
    (But I wouldn’t characterize malthuss’s claims as “unhinged” by any means.)

    genocidewatch.org/images/White_Genocide_TVA.pdf

    About 50 people on average are murdered in South Africa per day, of which at least 20 of them are whites (95+ % black on white murder rate).
    Please take into consideration that white people make up only 9% (4 500 000) of the
    demographics in South [7000 Whites killed a year, fukk]

    • Tate March 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

      Malthuss is correct.

      The MSM want to suppress the truth but the truth is out there for anyone willing to search.

  16. malthuss March 16, 2018 at 10:54 am #

    There was a recent video, Circulating on you tube of a Boer out in the bush, Making an appeal & stating his case.

    He told how his neighbor’s 3 year old girl was raped by 4 savages the child survived the rape, but the savages wrapped her in newspaper and set her on fire.
    Another 4 year old girl was crucified on a kitchen table and raped by Savages, as her parents bled out on the floor.
    The Boer said he will fight to the bitter end…

    This woman blames her own group, even her parents;

    ilanamercer.com/cannibals-pot/

    latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-south-africa-murders-crime-statistics-20150929-story.html

    radiofreesouthafrica.com/half-million-south-africans-murdered-since-1994-2/

    npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/05/26/530011693/this-3-year-olds-murder-is-part-of-south-africa-s…

    mg.co.za/article/2009-08-20-more-than-a-million-unsolved-crimes-in-sa

    americanfreepress.net/70000-whites-murdered-in-modern-south-africa-obamas-african-legacy/

    the EXTREME rate of murders of Whites (people of European descent) in South Africa with reports indicating over sixty nine thousand since 1994
    south-africa-the-real-issues.org/Home/SouthAfricaEXTREMEwhitemurderrate.aspx

  17. bukowskisghost March 16, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    Jim needs to call out Tamika Mallory for her close ties to that monster Farrakhan. Imagine if the leader of a women’s march was a Jew who loved the grand dragon of the clan. I can’t even imagine the press ( or all those mouthy blacks) reaction!! Enough, enough, enough of moronic black fools getting center stage while stupid white folks shrug.

  18. tahoe1780 March 16, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    Highly recommended documentary on Netflix

    youtu.be/doFpACkiZ2Q

  19. K-Dog March 16, 2018 at 11:17 am #

    “I might also add that it is impossible to believe that there is not some room in the giant NSA facilities full of computer jocks trying sedulously to worm their way into every computer system in every foreign land the world over. “

    Should be:

    I might also add that it is impossible to believe that there is not some room in the giant NSA facilities full of computer jocks trying sedulously to worm their way into every computer system in every land the world over.

    A minor point considering we are both wrong and it should actually be:

    There is a room in the NSA facilities where computer jocks are already able to worm their way into every computer system the fucking world over.

    Sedulously implies that the NSA does not already have hooks into the major operating systems. One particular local software company I know about will bend over backwards to accommodate the government and always has. All corporations in America cooperate with the government including Apple. To do otherwise betrays a corporate officer’s fiducial responsibility to their corporation and would be illegal.

    It is a small price to pay, actually a bargain to maintain the lock as a legal untroubled monopoly that can essentially mine the American people for the right to use their own computers in perpetuity as the American people can’t actually own the software which runs their computers. This company does not have to do anything every year but call their operating system a new product, repackage it, and rent it to you all over again. No changes required. Just give up your money. Royalties roll in and all this company has to do is make sure the deep state can take a picture of you naked if they want to anytime they want to.

    Not believing my last paragraph is something ‘impossible to believe’.

    New software negates the requirement that you actually would have to be naked. https://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Trump-KKK-768×472.jpg

    • K-Dog March 16, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      What? You didn’t know you owned a webcam? You must have lost it then because they have the picture.

  20. volodya March 16, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    The American intelligentsia collectively lost its fucking marbles a while back.

    It’s small things and it’s big things. According to such luminaries as John McCain and Janet Napolitano the 9/11 malefactors came from Canada, which is a relatively small matter that even rookie cops ought to be able suss out, but indicative of elite leave-taking of sense and reason.

    If belief in such unreality had resulted in something unfortunate like an invasion to the north, it’s fair to say that it would be a pimple in the historical record, analogous to the Polish-Soviet War of 1919-21, of which it’s also fair to say that nobody remembers it.

    But it’s also big things. The sheep-fuck we call Wall Street depends on the telling of howlers whether it’s in insisting that walking-dead banks and national governments aren’t the zombies they actually are, or in the manufacture of fraudulent financial statements, or bogus financial metrics, or valuations of corporate stock that have no basis in logic.

    Or it can be in Wall Street’s re-characterizing Third World shit-holes as “emerging markets”. Or it can be in insisting that “globalization” would result in millions of new and better jobs for the American worker.

    The problem with lying of course is when the liar believes that the lies are true. Deception is one thing, it’s a time-honored way, but self-deception is another. You see this not only on Wall Street but in intel agencies. For example, it’s unquestionable, dozens of people in that shadow world will attest to it, and there’s indictments that make it so: Russia interfered in the election. And, it’s not just interference, but according to our most educated and enlightened, Trump colluded with Russia. Mueller’s onto it, they’ve got Manafort and Flynn and Papadopoulos by the short hairs, so you just watch. The end-game of course is the ouster of the odious Donald Trump.

    No matter that a reasonable person can map out all kinds of dire consequences from ousting a duly elected American Chief Executive especially via false pretenses. But this isn’t the age of reason or reasonable people.

    People make shit up all the time. But it can have calamitous consequences. Remember Saddam’s WMDs? Picking a fight with Iraq was ruinous. But picking a fight with Russia? Making shit up and believing it is the way to failed arrangement status.

    But it’s more prosaic than that. It’s like the Arch-Druid just said, the elite keeps telling lies and so people stop believing everything they say. You can’t run things that way.

    • Ishabaka March 16, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      The last time us Canadians went to war with the USA, we burned the White House to the ground – just saying.

      • volodya March 16, 2018 at 11:57 am #

        The British Empire ain’t what it used to be.

      • thwack March 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

        and freed a bunch of slaves.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

        Yeah well most Canadians think the RIDICULOUS Justin Trudeau is just fine. You all simply have no character left. No Pride. No Heart. No Conscience. They’ve replaced al that faux compassion for the “Other” – your own people be damned.

        • Robert White March 16, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

          Trudeau is his father’s son, and he rightfully won a majority in Parliament against the neocons that HarperCONS kissed up to.
          Liberals govern the center of politics in CANADA because Canadians don’t want to vote for fascist governance. Trudeau
          is a young Canadian leader that will eventually become older and less prone to political faux pas as time passes. He is kind hearted and suitably placed as Prime Minister of CANADA given his lifelong upbringing at the center of politics in both the Liberal Part of CANADA, and CANADA itself. Furthermore, his father was a Constitutional Lawyer & consummate politician that ushered in the Canadian Charter of Human Rights & Freedoms, Official Bilingualism-Bill 101, and the largest infrastructure investments in Canadian historiography. Without the Trudeau legacy we would not have attained a majority Parliament and sent that neocon bastard Harper packing to Alberta where meadow muffin brained one trick ponies like Harper end up in obscurity & forgotten as irrelevant half assed contribution to fringe politics in CANADA.

          God I despise Harper, Janos. You must be trolling me with these Trudeau comments.

          RW

          • akmofo March 16, 2018 at 11:12 pm #

            Justin is Castro’s son. Contemplate on that, RW.

    • Robert White March 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      Apparently they can & do run things that way, but not forever.

      Ben Bernanke has proposed that the FED Reserve retain the balance sheet it has without dumping it. America needs to grow up financially and become a Communist country in order to save the American people from WW3 nuclear winter.

      Reset or WW3?

      That is the question.

      RW

  21. elysianfield March 16, 2018 at 11:29 am #

    A question for the readership;

    Has anyone seen our Host and this guy in the same room together?

    bbc.com/news/world-europe-43415057

  22. Ishabaka March 16, 2018 at 11:43 am #

    Here’s another example of American clear, rational thinking:
    Mayor De Blasio has decided the best thing for school security, in the wake of the Parkland shootings is to remove all armed police officers from schools, because “nothing is more frightening than guns in schools”.

    • BackRowHeckler March 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

      Yeah, and he just appointed a Mexican as Supt. of Schools, whose main qualification is he plays in a Mariachi Band.

      brh

      • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

        The Swedish Matriarchs placed a fairly young, good looking Arab Man to be the Commissioner (or whatever they call it) of Swedish Culture. He freely admits he knows nothing about Swedish History or Culture. Apparently that doesn’t matter since Swedish Culture doesn’t matter. One of the Matriarchs is famous for campaigning in a hijab and pandering to Muslims by saying, You have a Culture. We Swedes do not.

    • pequiste March 16, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

      I don’t know anything about police and guns being the most frightening thing in school, but I was always terrified of tests, authoritarian teachers, and certainly the principals and their vices.

      Time to get rid of them and the books just to be sure everyone has a stress free school environment.

      The books would do well for heating the buildings I’ve been told.

  23. thwack March 16, 2018 at 11:49 am #

    Photo of teenage Theresa May and Angela Merkel:

    twitter.com/jamesperloff?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

    It might be photoshop?

    But then again, it might be authentic?

    If so, what does it mean?

  24. Soloview March 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

    Seriously funny stuff, Jim. And yes, you are right: the U.S. has gone psycho. It has nowhere else to go since projecting military power against other nuclear powers these days means only threatening suicide. So let’s play Russian roulette. Let’s do them something in Syria and see if they can sink USS Ronald Regard or USS George Washington with their superfast invisible nuclear miracle Potemkin Village class underwater drone. Yeah! On the Skripal poisoning: apparently no-one knows this in the U.S. but a November 2017 episode of ‘Strike Back’ (on British TV) there was this very very very evil Russian scientist intent on poisoning the world with a nerve agent called “Novichok”. Is life imitating art here or have the Brits (and an unnamed superpower’s Deep State shitheads) hit the rock bottom in creating believable false flag ops?

    • JustSaying March 16, 2018 at 1:38 pm #

      That’s funny. The Anglos do watch too much TV!

      And of course, you have the merger of Hollywood, Deep State, and MSM feeding the violence and war propaganda.

  25. BackRowHeckler March 16, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

    What we need now is some hip director to film a movie like ‘The Bedford Incident’, ‘Dr Strangelove’, or ‘Fail Safe’.

    Think it will happen? Maybe Michael Moore can step up.

    Seriously, these dumb fuks at the NYT and MSNBC seem like they want to ramp up war with Russia because they lost and election 15 months ago. Do they realize Russia has never been beat, and have 5000 nuclear warheads pointed in our direction?

    In any case, late night comics have ramped up attacks on Mike Pence and Christians in particular, which indicates they think Trump will be gone pretty soon. The goal of these manic scumbags is get a Democrat in the White House in 2020, at which time they can get personal invites to the White House and start sucking presidential ass again, like in 2008-2015.

    brh

  26. BackRowHeckler March 16, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Ordinary Russians evidently consider Skripal a traitor to the Motherland and feel he got his just desserts. Patriotic citizens, these Russians.

    On the other hand, here in the USA, traitors like Bradley Manning demand and are given $2 million sex change operations, pardoned by the President, then offered a high paying job by the arguably top University in the country (Yale).

    That’s how we roll.

    brh

    • DrTomSchmidt March 16, 2018 at 5:23 pm #

      “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.”

  27. thwack March 16, 2018 at 12:16 pm #

    The Brits will not release samples of this Novichok for analysis. But are we also to believe that the Brits (or one of their close allies, say) could not concoct a bit of this poison themselves in a lab?

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

    Has anyone even seen the alleged victims?

    Are they REALLY in the hospital in critical condition?

    If you know you have a price on your head, why not fake your own death?

    “escaped slave, “Old Blak Sambo” last seen tumbling over Niagara Falls in a bid for freedom…”

    • JustSaying March 16, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

      There are much better ways to kill people that don’t leave any evidence. Just ask the Clintons.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

      To feed your flame: apparently there have been no obituaries for any of the Parkland victims. I’ll post a link later.

      Don’t know what to think about this at all. Strange and Stranger.

    • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

      thwack

      The police officer who tried to help them was in intensive care too. He’s recovering, but it’s not known what his long-term prognosis is.

      There’s a serious amount of hysterical conspiracy theorising going on.

      Further up someone said ‘why would the Russians use a nerve agent that could so easily be traced back to them’? Then someone else said the Brits could easily concoct some at Porton Down, seven miles from Salisbury, without seeing the irony of not using the same logic in reverse.

      We don’t know who’s behind this and anyone randomly blogging who thinks they do know is talking nonsense. The UK government should have dealt with this in a less hysterical manner, but that doesn’t mean the attack didn’t originate with the Russian state, the Russian mafia, or just some Russian or bunch of Russians wreaking personal vengeance on a traitor. I consider it highly unlikely that it was a false flag attack, following the Orlov theory (and Russian official version). If I’m wrong, I’m wrong, but in the meantime I’m not getting worked up about it.

      A number of Putin rivals and critics have wound up dead in their own country – they didn’t need to come to the UK to wind up dead.

      • GreenAlba March 16, 2018 at 10:18 pm #

        And, Q, can I save you the bother of pointing out that the question mark in para. 3 should be inside the quotation marks? And I was paraphrasing in any case, so I probably shouldn’t have used quotation marks at all. I wouldn’t want you to be getting in a tizzy about it… We must get our priorities right. The world may end with a bang or with a whimper, but for goodness’ sake let’s go down in a state of grammatical grace.

        • Q. Shtik March 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

          but for goodness’ sake let’s go down in a state of grammatical grace. – Greenie

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

          I must point out that there are literally hundreds of grammar, spelling, punctuation and usage errors that I notice (as in your Brutus/Brute catch, although I wouldn’t know nominative or vocative from third base) but I must be very sparing in my snotty correction comments to avoid being permanently thrown under the bus by our host.

          On the prior couple of blog threads I nearly lost my mind trying to restrain myself from saying nasty shit to MontanaMan. I have never seen anyone misuse “was” for “were” as often as him. Besides, being pedantic with someone who owns a 31,000 acre ‘family farm’ seems fruitless. And did I forget to mention, his use and placement of superfluous commas had the hair standing up on the back of my neck.

          • Q. Shtik March 16, 2018 at 11:08 pm #

            neck?

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 7:53 am #

            I used to teach, Q, and I work with books, so I notice typos and spelling/grammar mistakes too.

            I notice them in my own comments after I’ve pressed ‘submit’. You make mistakes too (remember ‘free reign/rein’?).

            My point was about priorities, not grammar (although manners come into it too). It’s your need to point these things out that’s a problem to my mind, not the fact that people make the odd error when they’re typing a comment. They’re not submitting a PhD.

            I’ll admit to taking the p*ss out of Janos one time about grammar and spelling but I said openly that was what I was doing and that it was a one off. I don’t point out every grammatical error he makes because what matters in his case is the hatred that spews from his mouth, not the quality of his syntax, grammar or spelling (although he openly claims to think of himself as a rather neat orator).

            Maybe you should work on your irritation, rather than on other people’s errors. That would be good for the soul – and possibly for your cardiovascular health as well. 🙂 After all, how are we going to acquire the skills to live peaceably with one another in more straitened times if we can’t even ignore each other’s unimportant errors on a website?

            If, for example, brh writes about the ‘Muzzie’ mayor of London, it’s not his poor command of adjectives that’s going to be a problem in said straitened times, it’s an entirely different kind of ignorance that’s going add to civil strife, just when civil peace needs to be worked at most.

          • akmofo March 18, 2018 at 7:58 am #

            Q, I really can’t understand you. You do realize that you’re speaking a German French devivative of Italian which is a derivative of Greek which is a derivative of Hebrew. And if I was to ask you to read your Jesuit copy of the TaNaKh you would read it all backwards with more than half the Hebrew words completely mistranslated and misinterpreted but in “proper grammatical form” according to your Jesuit school teachers. Yet this upside-down reality does not bother you in the least. Btw, this upside-down Jesuit reality extents to EVERYTHING. See my “poem” Crystal Blue Persuasion.

        • JustSaying March 18, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

          Grammatical Grace, GA? I think that is a luxury we can forego. The internet and cell phones have destroyed any attempts at self-editing. That includes grammar and social discourse. I would settle for some plain old grace, but that was gone years ago.

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

            I was kidding, JS. Sorry if my sarcasm didn’t get through. The ‘state of grace’ thing isn’t even from my previous side of the denominational fence, but it seemed to fit metaphorically 🙂

            That grammatical perfection is a luxury we can forgo was exactly my point. I have an inner pedant myself but I’m aware that it’s what people say that matters more than how they spell it or construct their sentences. Unless it’s being published ‘properly’ in which case things have to be better presented.

            And yes, a self-editing function would be nice, maybe with time limit of five minutes or something. As would be some plain old grace, I agree.

      • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

        I also think the theory that it really was the Russians makes more sense than a false-flag, though more evidence is always useful. The Russians aren’t exactly shy about this kind of thing — it’s their version of what U.S.A. refers to as a ‘signature strike’, except the signature is a poison instead of a drone bombing. It’s gangster logic, played out on an international scale. Either way, the intended recipients get the message — ‘this is what happens’.

        • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

          When I mentioned false-flag I was only thinking about the British secret services, not anyone else. I just don’t see it being them. I suppose I should have widened my gaze to our US cousins, since some are suggesting that Theresa is taking her cues from there, at least in terms of her reactions.

          I honestly don’t know, but it amazes me that so many people genuinely think they do know.

          It if turns out to be the UK secret services, I’ll be beyond disappointed. It it’s the US, I’ll be even more angry with the pro-American, anti-European types that are leading us into so much mess in so many ways.

          If it’s the Russians, I’ll be less surprised, because they have form, but I still don’t want another cold war. I’d settle simply for the truth being out and incontrovertible, so that we’d all know and *he* would know we know.

          But with the people who operate in the shadows, whatever side they’re on, we may not ever know.

  28. rhys12 March 16, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    So we’re going to go to war with North Korea, Iran, and Russia all at the same time? Maybe China too? Remember it was US economic sanctions against Japan in the 1930’s that led to Pearl Harbor. I doubt we are going to surpass Hitler and Napoleon at taking on Russia, much less while fighting on 2 or 3 other fronts. Unless we plan on reducing the whole globe to a glow-in-the-dark nightmare.

    What’s really going on is the last-ditch attempt to preserve the petrodollar. Russia has been trying to work with China to set up oil trading in another currency but dollars. Qaddafi was our ally and good buddy after he renounced terror – until he tried that, then he was attacked. The reason is that immediately after that happens the United States economy will collapse, as it is all that backs US currency. The USA is determined to attack anyone anywhere that threatens the petrodollar.

    We can no longer hide behind two oceans, with modern weapons capable of crossing them. In the next war, America is going to be hit and hurt badly.

    • elysianfield March 16, 2018 at 7:02 pm #

      “The reason is that immediately after that happens the United States economy will collapse, as it is all that backs US currency.

      America is going to be hit and hurt badly.

      Rhys,
      Correct on both counts.

  29. pequiste March 16, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

    The amateur Puzzle Palace war-planner in me says that should we decide that fulfilling our national death wish by instigating WWIII is a great idea then let us also tease the Best Koreans (rather than talk to them) the Iranians, Hezbollah, Palestinians, and also the Mexican government while we are at it. The evil imbeciles-in-charge, who also appear to be unrepentant pyromaniacs will have conflict with China and Russia whether we like it or not.

    Those Deep Underground Miltary Bases aren’t just for show you know. Perfect places for the generic Plutocrat, Deep Stater and Evil Fucker to go run and hide in during serious conflagrations.

    Then all at once, from a specially coded, a pre-arranged tweet from a high-level government official (who will remain unnamed,) everyone gets to make massive military moves on the territory they want, want back or desire to blow up to kingdom come.

    Gotterdammerung it won’t be -a Wagner score will not be permitted because it is hurtful to certain people’s feelings.

  30. PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 1:10 pm #

    “The amateur theologian in me thinks: when the Shining City is at hand, will someone please hitch Rachel Maddow to the back bumper of a Toyota Landcruiser and drag her over six miles of broken lightbulbs? Of course, I can’t say that because it would by misogynistic.”

    ha ha!

    Some gorilla tape & super glue would be all I needed, LOL

  31. PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    All this is the same as the Toilet Wars & trans ppl, the “who hacked HRC” argument, the banning of one specific firearm (the AR15) in the Gun debates, etc. ad nauseum…

    Tertiary (very tertiary) issues of a Clown Country that has so little attention span to unglue the bloated Burger King addled eyelids from a ‘smartphone’ for more than 5 seconds (in case some really vital info passes thru their social media feeds) to attend to serious, culture destroying issues.

  32. patrickd March 16, 2018 at 1:19 pm #

    The US and UK, France, Germany, and all the rest of the US vassal lapdog states that obey the US, are reduced to talking shit. I don’t believe anything that any of them say. Skripal and daughter might have been been dosed with sleeping meds at the restaurant, or they might have not been drugged at all, and were merely paid or coerced into faking their poisoning. They might be off somewhere living it up off-camera. The AngloZionist Empire is simply full of shit, incapable of telling anything true. I think they know it’s over, which explains why Israel has stayed out of Syria since their F-16 got shot down, and it explains why the US hasn’t launched missiles on the Damascus government buildings after Tuesday’s Russian announcement that they would take out not only the missiles, like last time, but the launchers as well. If you recall, last time 58 cruise missiles were launched, and not one of them hit a target. A few landed near targets, but there were no hits. It seems, therefore, that the military men know that Russia has the goods, but the talking heads are batshit furious, impotent to do their evil and continue their hegemony, so they are talking as much shit as they can. I want to see the bitchwitch Nikki Haley whine some more, maybe throw a huge temper tantrum, stomp her feet, and scream in the UN. I’m gonna buy some popcorn in anticipation.
    Part of me wants the US to try it, but then I know that might be the end of human civilization if they do, as one thing leads to another. If they try it and Russian sinks one or more guided missile destroyers, many will rejoice for an hour, but it’s human nature to launch ICBMs after that, and Russia will be watching for that, fingers poised on hundreds of red buttons, and then the US will shortly thereafter cease to exist. And then Russia will cease to exist shortly after that, and the rest of humanity will follow along in due time. So, I’m praying that the Almighty God will allow some sense to permeate US leadership, and they will back off.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

      We need Seven Days in May. A Burt Lancaster type General to force a Weak Sister President out of Office as a Traitor. Not Trump of course, but the next Democrat. This time no “Jonesy” or duplicitous Kirk Douglas character to subvert the Great Man.

    • JustSaying March 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm #

      Perhaps the Earth will be better off without people. I doubt that it is the first time an advanced civilization has destroyed itself. Like E.E. Cummings said: “There’s a hellof a good universe next door; let’s go.”

  33. PeteAtomic March 16, 2018 at 1:31 pm #

    The military/industrial/congressional complex, i.e. the “deep state” needs an enemy. How else to justify its control & meaning?

    none. So, it needs something as an enemy. If it weren’t Russia, maybe it would be something internal. “White nationalists” or gun owners. I can see that being sold to the country, as well.

    Whatever it is, an enemy NEEDS to exist. We aren’t at war with Oceania, we are at war with Eurasia.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

      We are Oceania, allied with East Asia, and at War with Eurasia. The Proles are the sanest. Madness grows in proportion to rank. The People at the Top are completely Mad.

      Trump is a Big Prole. Thank God for his vulgarity and lack of polish. It shows his basic Sanity and Decency.

  34. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    The current political situation in the world reminds a casino game, when the obsessed gambler loses over and over again, but after each loss he answers by doubling the bets in the desperate expectation that the first win will completely recoup all losses, and then some.

    Nevertheless, I will take the liberty to predict that the heat of political struggle will go down, as it is impossible to realize all that has happened recently in a few days and everyone need time out, including Clusterfuck readers, me, Trump and Hillary Clinton.

    This whole game with doubling the bets showed that:

    1. Hillary is really connected with Ananarbe, the Middle Eastern ODESSA, and those forces in the US that demanded in 1940 that the US supported Hitler.

    pjmedia.com/trending/2016/07/28/hillarys-america-new-dsouza-film-exposes-dems-connection-to-the-kkk/

    2. The collapse of the US bipartisan system has become irreversible and there are now three political clans in the United States, roughly equal in strength: the Trump clan, the Clinton clan and the Bush-Obama clan.

    The reason for this was Hillary’s plans to bring to the United States 65,000 “refugees” from the Greater Middle East and Trump during election debates openly blaming Senator Cruz’s father for participation in the assassination of President Kennedy.

    3. Until recently, the US was in fact to some extent a cryptocolony of England, and now the Bush clan is closely connected with the good old England, headed by Queen Elizabeth II. (and the City of London is NOT part of Good Old England).

    And this old good England a year ago began to make a giant 180-degree turn, giving up the 300 years British policy towards Islam. And the result of this turn was Brexit, and an attempted coup in Turkey, and the collapse of NATO, and the failure of the election campaign of Hillary Clinton.

    And the visible part of this turn was the BBC film “The Third World War: Inside the War room”. Without viewing this film, it is impossible to understand what is going on.

    vimeo.com/154370371

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      “and the City of London is NOT part of Good Old England”

      If the City of London is NOT even part of ‘Good Old England’, how come the taxes they pay end up in central (UK) government funds that then get sent to local government to pay for my bins to be emptied and my grandson to go to school? In Scotland?

      Here’s some info. for you on how much we (sadly) owe our continued well-being to those wizards in the mega-metropolis.

      theguardian.com/money/2016/jul/07/london-top-taxpaying-city-uk-report

      It’s a bit like living off immoral earnings – likewise when you know that you benefit from taxes paid by those who export weaponry to the House of Saud so that it can kill already downtrodden people in Yemen. But what can you do? The peace-loving Quakers used to refuse to pay a proportion of their taxes, on the basis that they didn’t want to pay for their country’s wars. I don’t think it got them anywhere, except maybe to court.

      From the article:

      “London pays almost a third of UK tax, report finds. Centre for Cities study says London generates almost as much tax as the next 37 largest cities combined.”

      So some of us don’t like a lot of what they do, but we have to recognise that they pay a big chunk of our bills. As Marlo famously said in The Wire, ‘You want it to be one way. But it’s the other way’.

      So please stop spreading the nonsense about the City of London not being part of England/Britain/the UK. It just lessens your credibility in everything else you say. It certainly does for me.

      • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 11:36 am #

        Re local government funds, about 60% of local authority budgets consists of grants from central government, with the balance being raised locally through Council Tax, Business Rates etc. So those evil wizards in the City of London are definitely paying for a chunk of my grandson’s education and the emptying of my bins.

        Lots of the evil wizards, though, are just ordinary people doing ordinary jobs, but in finance. Others are proper evil wizards that cause financial crashes and other malignancies.

  35. marcyincny March 16, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    Maybe not but I can.

    Will someone PLEASE hitch Rachel Maddow to the back bumper of a Toyota Landcruiser and drag her over six miles of broken lightbulbs?

  36. Tate March 16, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    What’s going on here people?

    news.antiwar.com/2018/03/15/trump-suggests-withdrawing-troops-from-south-korea-over-trade-issues/

    Can he really do that? Wouldn’t a Federal circuit court have to rule first?

    • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm #

      That probably means a re-unification of South and North Koreas under N. Korea nuclear umbrella – a handy thing for a country to have in a current situation.

      And, of course, a nightmare for China and Japan.

  37. Janos Skorenzy March 16, 2018 at 3:26 pm #

    Rush: Hillary fell down in her Hotel Bathroom in India and has a fractured wrist.

    The media are hiding it. Just like they are hiding the Mexican flags at an Anti-Trump rally the other day. Oh the tangled webs they weave when first they practice to deceive. And the more lies they can get us to imbibe, the more tangled our neuronic webs will be. Most White Americans still think Blacks are discriminated AGAINST when they are favored at every turn.

  38. JohnAZ March 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm #

    And on a light note.

    Stormy Daniels

    What is going on. Here is a porn star that has some dirt on Trump, maybe. Maybe a tryst, ??? Willing to give up $130000 to be able to spin her tale. WTF! Who is paying this person to tell her story? Is this just another Leftist fable to try to nail Trump? If he messed with her, it is between him and Melania. Does someone think this is worth all the money that must be involved. Now her lawyer says she has been threatened. What else? Do I smell a rat, named Soros funding all of this?

    • Elrond Hubbard March 16, 2018 at 4:48 pm #

      Head, meet desk.

      Dude, sometimes a porn star with a story to tell is just a porn star with a story to tell. Besides, George Soros is too busy right now making water swirl down the drain the wrong way. Look it up, sheeple!

  39. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    Some entertaining facts about Russians hacking into US energy grid

    In the US, there are no facilities that enrich the Uranium fuel.

    In Russia there are 4 plants.

    All the fuel and weapons-grade plutonium the United States receives only from Russia.

    In the US, 20% (up to 40% on the East Coast) of electricity generation is done at nuclear power plants. In the absence of a Russian nuclear fuel, a huge hole needs to be dug out in Central Park in New York, and the citizens will register there in order in three months to take a dump.

    The USA, in order not to do this, had to give up to 100% of the shares of Uranium One – the world monopoly on all 5 continents for the extraction of nuclear fuel to the Russian Rosatom.

    The money of Russian nuclear oligarchs and state reserves, which are stored in the US, serve as guarantee for the US from Russian abuse of monopoly position.

  40. amb March 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

    There is no truth available to the people. We are kept in the dark and remain the effect of the evil and insane machinations of every country’s intelligence agencies, military departments and PR apparatus. Corrupt and insane governments run the show.

  41. akmofo March 16, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

    @FincaInTheMountains

    Cosmology 101
    youtu.be/H2nJbfglKcc

    They can pretend to calculate bullshit all they want, it’s still bullshit.

  42. BuckP March 16, 2018 at 5:25 pm #

    The following is excerpted from an article entitled GOING DOWN WITH THE BAD SHIP U.S.A. written by Glen Ford @blackagendareport.com dated March15, 2018

    “As China claims its historic place at the center of the earth, alongside the huge and heavily armed landmass of Russia, Washington flails about in a frenzy of firewall building, buying time with the blood of millions, hoping to somehow preserve its doomed hegemony. But the “exceptional” superpower has no Marshall Plan to rescue itself from the throes of systemic decay, and all that it can offer to the emerging nations of the world is a bad example and the threat of annihilation. It’s own people tire of the “Great Game” finally realizing that they are the ones who have been played.”

    We will not be interrupted from our “Bread and Circuses” until all this “saber rattling” results n a war. When the awakened, groggy selective service system slowly cranks up again, unlike Vietnam, both the Trevor’s and Zoe’s will be going this time. We are now an equal rights nation, like Israel, which means almost everyone of draft age will join in the fighting. There will be no deferments for college students or rich kids this time. The Clintons, Cheneys, young Bushes, Trumps of the world will all serve in this one. Rescuing a failing, manipulated, fiat currency and kleptocratic financial debt based system is really not worth the effort.

    • Ol' Scratch March 17, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

      The above quote was spot on. However, selective service will likely not be resorted to again, as humans have largely been replaced and the humans that are widely available these days are unfit for service anyway. Drones and other techno-gimmickry are the wave of the present and near future. The next large scale war won’t be fought to actually “win,” but merely to punish and destroy. Too bad it will be Americans who will be absorbing the lion’s share of the punishment and destruction. I have no doubt whatsoever that much of it will be self-inflicted by “our own” (irony quotes) government as well. What better way to start a nuclear holocaust than nuke several of our own cities (a la 9-11) as a casus belli for attacking Russia? Count on it.

      • JustSaying March 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

        The war will be fought in space and cyberspace according to McCoy (In the Shadows of the Shadows of the American Century…) and since the Chinese have encrypted satellites, the US war machine will be incapacitated. The US will blink and then the empire will collapse, which will not be a bad thing if the nuclear bombs don’t go off.

  43. FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

    Frankly, I am surprised at the reaction of the respected public to Theresa Curzon’s – pardon me – May’s – ultimatum. As you know, “history repeats itself twice: the first time in the form of tragedy, the second in the form of a farce.”

    Am I the only one who sees the farcical aspect of this repetition of Litvinenko’s story?

    Meanwhile, it’s especially easy to see this aspect, if you remember that Litvinenko was really dying on live air and his death interviews were impossible to watch without tears, and the poisoning of Skripal raises great doubts not only for political reasons, but also because too many people who knew him suggest that he and his daughter are safe and well, and are sitting in the laboratory for the analysis of poisons, in which all this mice clusterfuck with the Novichok agent is a postmodernism of highest degree that was played out.

    Moreover, this whole little-Britain production of Theresa May is really a MINIMUM reaction to the events of the last month; I would say the hysteria of the losers.

    It’s just that you all continue to believe in the European choice and the chancellor’s act that caused Merkel to Euro-associate Ukraine and organize Maidan, while Yanukovich was still reading the documents on peaceful Ukrainian crisis resolution, and this legend makes you nervous because of a typical cabaret that stylistically has nothing to do with Shakespeare , and is a typical das ist fantasy with the participation of the “Anglo-Saxon” actress, long before this vulgar “beginning of the third world war” was put on public display by the brilliant Bob Fosse.

    youtube.com/watch?v=L2YjZ1gLaUE

    Meanwhile, if you remember that Theresa May in 2016 was the most active opponent of the Brexit and Donald Trump, then everything falls into place.

    Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Theresa May is all one company and the participation of the latter in Brexit is the same sabotage of the Queen as the investigation of the interference of Russian hackers in the American election process is the sabotage of President Trump.

    By the way, the latter proved once again that he has very large, furry balls of steel and never began to speak in support of the crazy from Downing Street, for which he is now subjected to vicious attacks of the “entire democratic community”.

    And the White House spokesman’s speeches in these circumstances do not mean anything at all – it is enough to recall the speeches of the White House press secretary on the eve of the meeting between Putin and Obama in Ireland.

    And if you walk around the online forums and pro-Trump press, then the picture is starting to look like this:

    On the eve of this performance, Clintonoids or if you want a Western Black Project found itself between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, Trump pushes on them, along with quite a large number of US congressmen and senators, who demand the appointment of a second special prosecutor to investigate the FBI’s relations with Hillary Clinton and the illegal tapping of the Donald Trump Transitional Government.

    On the other hand, Putin announces Russia’s decisive military superiority and his unwillingness to negotiate (including arms limitation) with those who deceived him in Ukraine.

    At the same time, the war is already on and this announcement is very similar to the real, and not lime, ultimatum that Putin makes two weeks after the Clintonoids, according to their own propaganda, managed to trap and destroy the “group of Wagner’s polite people” – a large group of Russian “mercenaries” using something that can’t be called other than the entire army.

    In response, Russia and Syria surround and begin to sweep off the East Ghouta and the Russian military forums are full of radio intercepts from which it follows that there they have surrendered many SAS members, including those who killed Libya’s Gaddafi and they are offered to surrender as Field Marshal Paulus in Stalingrad for further trial either in Moscow or in Damascus for war crimes.

    But the most interesting begins when it turns out that the British intelligence officer who was taking out the equipment from the test site for the nerve agent “Novichok” in Uzbekistan was the same Steele who fabricated the “Moscow Trump file”, on the basis of which the tapping of Trump election campaign was authorized, and later special prosecutor Mueller was appointed to investigate Trump’s relations with Wagner’s group, which is also the group of Prigogin.

    It went so far that The Telegraph began to hint that the true author of this file was Skripal and he was killed when Tramp’s intelligence investigators got on the Steele’s tail, which (Tramp’s intelligence), believe me, is there, and Mueller is on their hook, and not vice versa.

    telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/07/poisoned-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-close-consultant-linked/

    In this situation, this entire Atlantic bordello in the event of a peaceful development of events is guaranteed to wound up in electric chair or hang in Nuremberg and the World War becomes their only hope for salvation.

    And yesterday this hypothesis was confirmed when Mueller allegedly crossed the red line set by Trump, which the latter designated as the condition for the dismissal of Mueller.

    The fact is that Trump can at any time have the right to dismiss Mueller and the Deputy AG Rosenstein, supervising him, as according to the law the special prosecutor is appointed to investigate a known crime, and Mueller was appointed to investigate Trump’s relations with someone he did not know who and after a year of this investigation, Mueller did not find anything and failed to stay within the framework of even this mandate, he got into various Trump’s businesses, which did not even have any visibility within the Trump’s election campaign.

    And Trump has long designated this as a condition for Mueller’s dismissal and one can only assume the strength of the indignation from this coup that undoubtedly overwhelmed his supporters. According to my observations, the supporters of Trump are starting to get better and better about relationship with Russia, and there are many, many of them.

    And I’m very interested to see how the traitor Sessions in this situation refuses again to appoint a second special prosecutor. In principle, Trump can call the middle level of the AG Office, the FBI and the CIA to arrest the Clintonoids in the upper echelons and it can very well be that dismissing Tillerson and rearranging the State Department and the CIA means the beginning of the show of this particular movie with an unknown end.

    • akmofo March 16, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

      If Jeff Sessions doesn’t fire and prosecute McCabe as per the recommendations of the FBI internal audit, Sessions should himself be fired and a special prosecutor assigned to investigate him. Sessions‘ behaviour is extremely suspect, and there needs to be an investigation as to why he is functioning so deliberately poorly at his job.

    • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 8:28 am #

      “Meanwhile, if you remember that Theresa May in 2016 was the most active opponent of the Brexit and Donald Trump, then everything falls into place.”

      Except that that is the exact opposite of the case. Theresa May, although a Remainer, was very deliberately not a very vocal one. She made the case against Brexit, but with very deliberate restraint.

      She had her eye on the prize (which turned out to be a poisoned chalice) so had to be seen not to be not too far off the fence. I’m not a Tory, but give me Anna Soubry, Ken Clarke or Michael Heseltine any day over the insipid and incompetent May. Strong and stable, haha :-).

      And she made an undignified fool of herself (and her country) by being the first to dash over to the US to fawn over Trump, such fawning being the price of Brexit. It won’t even work – the Brexiters picked the wrong time for a trade deal with the US. I will feel limited schadenfreude, though, because I don’t like see the poorest suffer, just because they were taken in by the globalist Brexit pushers.

      In the meantime, you have no more real knowledge of who attacked the Skripals than anyone else who’s not an insider.

      Re Litvinenko, his wife had to push strenuously to get a proper inquiry and, the inquest ruled that the order came from the Kremlin. Putin got away with it, though, as he always does – he just smirks, knowing that he always will. He probably smirked over Anna Politkovskaya too.

      My bet in the Skripal case is still on Russian non-Putin involvement, but that’s all it is – a bet.

      Incidentally, this is worth a watch:

      bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09w85tc

      There is actual film footage of SERB goons destroying a memorial to Boris Nemtsov, followed by the Russian police accusing the reporter, John Sweeney of doing it himself. The footage is there for all to see – they don’t care.

      If you can’t see the programme on iPlayer, the subtitles are here:

      subsaga.com/bbc/news/panorama/2018/03/14/taking-on-putin.html

      • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 11:24 am #

        You missed the SAS guys who were involved in Gaddafi murder and their possible trial for war crimes. For that is worth murdering 100 Skripals.

        Also, what about The Telegraph report about connection between Steele, Skripal and anti-Trump dossier?

        all have long been lied to, including themselves, so they forgot what, to whom and why they lied…

        • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 12:50 pm #

          It’s not a competition for me, Finca. I like to see the truth when it can be found out. Often it can’t, given the games these people play.

          I know about the connection between Steele, Skripal and the anti-Trump dossier. It still doesn’t prove anything at all. Circumstantial evidence remains just that. I haven’t paid that much attention to the details of the anti-Trump dossier anyway, to be honest – I’m not that interested until such time as a full incontrovertible statement of whatever has gone on is out there, if such a thing is possible. And even then, it’s low on my list of interests.

          I don’t know who attacked the Skripals – only a tiny, tiny number of people do, probably, and I doubt if Theresa May is one of them. And Boris Johnston is one of the worst possible supposedly ‘educated’ oafs to be chosen as Foreign Secretary. He’s as diplomatic as a bear in a china shop.

          Personally, I think the UK government should have made a statement about the seriousness of the incident (some residents of Salisbury were also at risk – one completely innocent police officer was seriously affected) and then quietly got on with their inquiry behind the scenes, preferably with the co-operation of an independent international team of forensic experts with no skin in the game. The hysteria on both sides is counterproductive.

          I would like to see Russia come in from the cold. Ordinary Russians’ lives are hard enough. But their oligarchic elite, bumping one another off to increase their own fortunes and power (how else did Putin get to have a personal wealth estimated at hundreds of billions?) aren’t doing ordinary Russians any favours. I have nothing whatever against the ordinary citizens of anywhere at all, including Russia.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

            “He’s as diplomatic as a bear in a china shop.”

            Or a bull, to be more traditional. Must have been thinking Russian 🙂

  44. janet March 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm #

    “Dude, sometimes a porn star with a story to tell is just a porn star with a story to tell.” –Elrond

    Yeah, Stormy Daniels has evidentiary proof of a physical threat against her if she doesn’t keep quiet. And that’s a crime for which even the president of the United States can be held accountable. Stormy is going to present the evidence on 60 Minutes March 25.

    The threat against Stormy to keep quiet, which happened just prior to the 2016 election, is another reason the election results are invalid. Trump’s playing around with Stormy continued even after he became president. No wonder Melania stayed in New York and refused to move into the White House.

    If anything happens to Stormy, the murder investigation will lead directly to Trump. Her going public with the threats of physical violence against her is her best health insurance policy. Better than Obamacare.

    Stormy has much more than just a “story to tellf” … she has a lawsuit to win.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      Somehow I have a feeling that in a couple of weeks nobody will give a damn about that Whore of Babylon.

    • JohnAZ March 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

      If the tryst occurred I will demote Trump to the same moral level as Bill Clinton or JFK, who were also two power men that never learned to control their impulses. But Stormy had better be able to back everything up she is saying because it sounds like one of the biggest he said she said money grubbing crocks of crap I have heard in a while. If she is being led down the primrose path by this lawyer of hers, I sincerely hope she ends up in jail for fraud. If fraud exists, it needs to be stopped. Just because female genitals exist on a person, it does not mean that they are pure as snow. Gold diggers have been with us forever. In the meantime, I hope Trump and his group can figure out what to do about Russia.

    • hmuller March 16, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

      Janet, you claim the threat against Stormy invalidates the 2016 election. I doubt even the most anti-Trump, hate-filled, biased Constitutional Law scholar would discredit himself enough to back you up on that absurdity. Nice try.

      Maybe in the interests of balance you can review the 90 or so dead bodies left by the Clintons.

      Your dreams of getting something on Trump are starting to sound obsessive and delusional, as in, get yourself clinical mental help!

    • Q. Shtik March 16, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

      Stormy is going to present the evidence on 60 Minutes March 25. – jan

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

      If she promises to show us her tits I’ll tune in.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

        Go to Home Depot and buy couple of large tubes of silicone. That should suffice.

  45. Luhrenloup March 16, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

    Mano a Mano? The one to fear in this latest Russia-bashing piece of theatre is Vladimir Putin. A formidable opponent, he is respectful and deadly serious.
    In an arrogant and/or desperate attempt to maintain its eroding dominance, the U.S. is ceding more and more power to China and Russia. The sanctions are about as effective as an ice cream cone.

  46. Pucker March 16, 2018 at 9:26 pm #

    It is a bit weird that they’re “Spunk’n” the anti-Russia jiz all over the walls and the ceiling now. They must need a distraction from the missing $21 trillion?

    A “Cheer Spunker” must be one of those annoying blokes who’s always saying: “Think Positive!”, and “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, and It’s all small stuff!”

  47. Pucker March 16, 2018 at 9:29 pm #

    One seldom meets a black “Cheer Spunker”.

  48. Pucker March 16, 2018 at 10:06 pm #

    The Rothschilds realized that by controlling the media that they could manipulate the price of investments. I wonder what the financial effect is now of all of the negative news about Russia?

  49. wm5135 March 16, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

    Finc from an entanglement view do you feel that lighting the nuclear roman candle would be theater (solar system) specific? Wondering if there might be more to the observation than the boy genius’ in charge have considered.
    Be kind!
    wm

    • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

      I truly hope we could skip that particular spectacle. We could do a nice fireworks with reusable Elon Musk’s rockets instead.

  50. SpeedyBB March 16, 2018 at 10:15 pm #

    I would be strongly inclined to withhold judgment on this latest poisoning, as it smells mightily of a false flag operation designed to do harm to the reputation of the Russians.

    ‘Motive > Means > Opportunity’

    If the motive is to dissuade other intelligence operatives from defecting that is clearly stupid as any law enforcement or intelligence expert will assure you that fear of assassination will not deter one who is committed to switch sides.

    The means? Very dramatic. Isn’t there a much easier way to get rid of someone? Why go to the trouble of doing a high-tech poison that only a state-level lab can concoct?

    Opportunity? Again, why do this in the U.K., when sooner or later the target is going to be on the beach in Portugal or fishing in the Amazon or hiking in the Himalayas. Too public and too much bad publicity.

    Either the CIA or Mossad, on the other hand, would have an excellent motive in snuffing the ex-double agent – and making it look like the Russians did it. Publicly, flagrantly and with maximum publicity.

    (As if we have not had enough ‘false flags’ already)

    • FincaInTheMountains March 16, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

      Yes, all have long been lied to, including themselves, so they forgot what, to whom and why they lied…

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 8:34 am #

      “Either the CIA or Mossad, on the other hand, would have an excellent motive in snuffing the ex-double agent – and making it look like the Russians did it. Publicly, flagrantly and with maximum publicity.”

      Why could it not be an internal Russian agent (not Putin/the Kremlin, and I mean ‘agent’ in the broadest sense, not someone official) who may have their own reasons for wanting to see the Cold War reinvigorated?

      No matter how many excellent motives you might be able to think of, you can be assured that not one of them hasn’t been thought of already by someone else on any of the many ‘other sides’ who might want to make use of it in a ‘why would the [insert name here] do such an obvious thing?’ kind of way.

  51. michael March 16, 2018 at 10:40 pm #

    If current levels of consumption in the west spread to Asia and Africa
    and population growth continues at current pace then the world will be an unlivable polluted garbage dump with greatly impoverished ecosphere in the not too distant future.

    The human population needs to be pruned back significantly in its footprint. Events are moving in this direction and nobody is really in control.

    We believe that we are the crown of creation, that no force greater than ourselves exists, that we are the masters of our fate. But we will be proven wrong. A force, alien, spiritual or simply of merciless logic and larger than each of us or all of us together (if such a state existed)
    seems to be moving us to the end which we deserve.

    • JohnAZ March 16, 2018 at 11:48 pm #

      Just a comment.

      Reading the Bible tells me that God tries to instill mankind with goodness and justice intermittently through various means, the latest being direct contact. Unfortunately, the inherent nature of man tears him away from God’s directives with the big three being power, ethnocentrism and the desire for revenge. We create our own problems. And here is the rub. It is our own tendencies taken to extreme that destroys civilizations, not the magical hand of God. God does not destroy man, man does. Stand by.

  52. RB March 17, 2018 at 12:38 am #

    Who gives a diddly damn about the British? They have embraced Islam and shut down freedom of speech in favor of any leftist BS in vogue. They are useless. Their day was done post WW II when the empire went out of business. Who needs them? The Russians are rank amateurs when it comes to messing in other country’s affairs. So is China. The USA is the master of interfering in others national affairs.
    If only we used nerve agent on an individual asshole as opposed to a cruise missile or a Hellfire missile launched by someone safe in the homeland. Trump will not be allowed the opportunity to drain a Koi pond never mind the swamp infested with corrupt elitists galore. Putin and Xi have no problem dealing with their enemies. Trump must envy them hugely.

    • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

      “Who gives a diddly damn about the British? They have embraced Islam and shut down freedom of speech in favor of any leftist BS in vogue. ”

      Just what I was saying to myself as I donned my burqa this morning to pop to the corner shop to buy some milk. I didn’t say anything to anyone on the way, obviously. Careless Talk Costs Lives.

      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Careless_Talk_Costs_Lives

      My husband has just gone to one of the Asian shops to buy some beer. I should have warned him… You Can’t Be Too Careful.

  53. toktomi March 17, 2018 at 12:41 am #

    Is this shit making people insane yet?

    “Great!”, is the response that I hear from the ruling elite, “cuz we need ’em real wound up for the final act.”

    It’s all theatre, really bad theatre unless you view it as the comedy that it is.

    And then there are the ones who are capable of believing things for which neither they nor anyone anywhere have ever experienced any credible evidence and who, then, want to slather the world with their infantile emotions of divine silliness.

    oh, gawd, please, this ship sails as well upside down as it does right side up – just sink it

    ~toktomi~

  54. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 12:49 am #

    Who was the White American astronaut who believed in aliens from outer space? He once said that in his lifetime they had gone from White People in covered wagons crossing the Great Plains to landing White People on the moon.

  55. Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 1:41 am #

    enotes.com/homework-help/code-hammurabi-rule-number-229-230-builder-son-506295#

    If a Builder builds a house that falls down and kills the owner, he should be put to death, etc.

    The Feminist Engineer who built the Bridge in Florida must be punished as above.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 1:54 am #

      westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/gravityispatriarchal/

      Men build, Women decorate. Birds fly, Men drink. Fish swim. Women gossip about men and their affairs. Think they won’t talk about your intimate secrets with their girlfriends? Guess again.

      • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 9:18 am #

        Sometimes men die. Sometimes they get chronic illnesses or have accidents that prevent them from carrying on in the way they planned. Sometimes they cheat on their wives. Sometimes they dump their wife for a younger model and leave her to bring up their children (white men too). Woe betide a woman silly enough only to know how to decorate and gossip. That won’t pay the bills.

        I’ve mentioned before that I have a friend whose husband has a brain tumour that has had to be treated, on and off, for many years. She keeps the family. Should she chuck him out and get a better earner? Currently he helps clean and maintain a holiday lodge they run, in addition to her freelance work. But he can’t hold down a proper job because of his medical condition. Thanks to having a wife who loves him for who he is and not what he does or what he can earn, their children have lived in a happy, loving home, and have not suffered as they might have if his wife was of the more limited variety that you prefer.

        Another friend’s husband has been slowly going blind throughout his life. Again, she’s kept the family going. Any couple who don’t figure out together how they will keep their family going in the event of one of them becoming incapacitated aren’t doing their job properly.

        A one-time colleague of mine taught PE in a secondary school. Her husband was a self-employed joiner. When she had their first child, they made a sensible choice for her to go back to her pensioned employment (with very decent annual leave) and for him to look after the baby and fit in what joinery work he could do at the weekend and in her long holidays, until the child started school. It made sense for them. Other people work out their own sensible arrangements without ideology interfering.

        They don’t need to call themselves (male or female) feminists or anything else. They just get on with what needs to be done.

        • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 9:39 am #

          When I say ‘go back to work’, maternity leave is about 9 months in the UK, with most people being able to take a full year if they can afford it. I believe that’s not the case in the US, but you’ll know better than I do.

        • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 11:52 am #

          The Russians I know, and there are many many of them in Israel, are beautiful loving kind sensitive souls. I admire them greatly for still being so after all the tribulations they have gone through. I know I cannot be as them. I would insist my tormentors be dead. If not physically, I would kill them in my mind and heart, so that to me they no longer exist.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

            Good, Akmofo. The more beautiful, loving, kind and sensitive souls I hear about the happier I am and the less fearful for our future.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

            He’s talking about Russian Jews. Remember, these people are as tricky as English Socialists. You all learned many of your tricks from them after all.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

            I figured he was talking about Russian Jews, thank you, Janos.

            What I remember about them is that historically they’ve been persecuted by people of another religion who should have known better. English socialists didn’t invent the word ‘pogrom’.

            Was Jesus a tricky Jew as well? Or do you follow some version of Catholicism that doesn’t involve Jesus? I mean he’s a bit soft and social-justice-y for your liking anyway, isn’t he? Must be his 100% Jewish side.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

          Such stories will become ever more rare as the years go by. Far fewer young women will marry. And of those who do, far more will divorce – women bringing about 70% of the divorces.

          Remember, society has been limping along with the tatters of Christian morality, held even by those who are non-believers like yourself. But since the children of these will have even less of that, they will be worse. And their children, worse again.

          Capitalism has thriven on it as well – even as it exploited it for its own narrow purposes. Thus we see the paradox of the “Commons”. People who don’t put it, still get to enjoy the benefits. But of course over time this attitude destroys such institutions which arose in a completely different and more united Culture.

          English and Scottish women are bloated slags to a large extent. Look what they did to Morrissey, a Man of Divine Sensitivity: Drove him Gay! As you know, He hates the Muslim invasion and has written a number of songs against it and about Britain for the British.

          A Rush and a Push and the Land will be Ours.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

            “English and Scottish women are bloated slags to a large extent. ”

            Stay classy, Janos.

            One of my daughters considers herself Christian (the less bright one). I took them to Sunday School for the whole of their childhood, when I still believed in such things. Even the one who doesn’t believe it any more is grateful to have been taken. We both remain more ‘Christian’ than you in the way we live our lives and treat other people.

            On the other hand, I once knew a girl who was brought up by atheists. She became a fervent Pentecostalist and has some truly ludicrous beliefs. There’s no accounting for the directions young people will take when they are old enough to make their own decisions.

          • Q. Shtik March 17, 2018 at 5:09 pm #

            Look what they did to Morrissey, a Man of Divine Sensitivity: Drove him Gay! – Janos

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

            Seriously?

            I have never met a gay person who did not think he/she was gay from birth…you know, it’s in the genes or the hormones or something.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

            Janos: “women [bring] about 70% of the divorces.”

            Really? Eh, doesn’t say much for the men in their lives, then. No wonder feminism is a thing.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm #

            They cash out Elrond. Don’t be so dense.

            Alba: Stay classy. Try to love you dumb daughter – even if she is a Christian, oh the Horror!

            It was nice you gave them a choice. Kudos.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 8:26 pm #

            Janos

            My daughter isn’t dumb. She bought her own flat at 24, with no help from me (I didn’t ‘cash out’ on my marriage).

            She saved £24K by the time she was 24 by walking dogs and cleaning someone’s house on top of her day job and was therefore able to put down a 25% deposit on 50% of a co-ownership flat (she pays rent for the 50% she doesn’t own) and fully furnish it.

            She took out a 30-year mortgage for the balance and paid it off within 12 years. She owes nothing to anyone and has never had a credit card. She’s put money in a savings account for her little boy since the day he was born.I don’t know any clever graduates of my acquaintance who can manage money like that. If they were on her income they’d be lost.

            And don’t ever presume to know about my feelings for either of my children. You are clueless.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

            You’re talking about the less bright one (your words) here, right?

            Where’s the husband? Hope she didn’t have a kid without one. That’s about the most selfish thing a person can ever do, yet women do it all the time now. Certainly not even remotely Christian.

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

            She’s less academically bright than her sister, Janos. Do you see that as a slight? I just see it as a neutral fact. Evidenced by her exam results and her not having the same academic or career choices as her sister. It doesn’t make her a lesser person in any way. Which is why your constant wittering about IQs gets my goat. You should stop judging other people by your own standards, because your own standards are pretty repulsive.

            “Where’s the husband? Hope she didn’t have a kid without one. ”

            I actually can’t quite get over your rudeness and sense of entitlement. You are quite grotesquely ignorant. And whatever you conclude from that you are wrong. It’s just none of your business.

  56. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 1:46 am #

    Have you ever read the book “Twelve Years As a Slave”? The white plantation masters viewed the slaves as animals. Of course, if you think about it, human beings are primates, which are, indeed, animals.

  57. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    Train ‘em to hate the Russians….

    • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 8:42 am #

      Pucker, it’s perfectly possible to like Russians and to regret the way their country is governed and the fact that their leader has used his position to become one of the richest individuals on the planet. And to regret the fact that when he steps down after two presidential sessions, the person who ‘takes over’ knows they’re only keeping the seat warm for him until he comes back.

      I want good relations with the Russian people. I’d also like to see them have a selection of decent candidates to vote for, without the ones that seem most likely to have a chance being bumped off or prevented from standing for election.

      • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 8:58 am #

        And that doesn’t mean I think either your country or mine is currently well governed. But people don’t get killed in either of our countries for leading an opposition movement.

        We did lose one MP to a murderous Brexit fanatic, though – that’s always a risk for people in public life, unfortunately for her husband and children.

        • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

          That’s right.

          As a true Anglo Saxon woman, you reject the principle of <b.Moral equivalence.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_equivalence

          Whatever West is doing is of course to promote Democracy and save innocent children.

          Whatever Russia is doing, is a pure unadulterated aggression.

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

            I don’t know how you extrapolate from state murder of dissidents (e.g. Anna P.) to anything to do with foreign aggression. I believe in due process, whoever is involved.

            And I salute anyone from anywhere who is trying to save innocent children, which even comes before promoting democracy.

          • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

            GA, how could I trust the words coming from a well know murderess?

            Ah, you probably do not like me calling you that without any prove or due process.

            Why do you it to others?

          • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

            There was only one precedent in the world’s history when the leaders of the state legally were declared murderers – Nuremberg Trials.

            But to get to that point, the Allies first had to win a long, murderous war.

            Since Anglo Saxon system is based on precedents, if you want to call Putin a murderer, you first have to win the murderous war with Russia.

            Otherwise, shut up and calculate better.

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

            OK, Finca. I give up and Putin is St Francis of Assisi. He won a hundred billion dollars/pounds in the lottery and his granny left him the other hundred billion so that he’d never run out of warm boots. And he wouldn’t hurt a fly – even less order a fly to be hurt by someone else.

            Glad we got that settled. Due process is unlikely, as many Russian dissidents will tell you.

          • thwack March 17, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

            And I salute anyone from anywhere who is trying to save innocent children, which even comes before promoting democracy.

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

            Does that include killing Planned Murderhood physicians?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

          One Irish town of 300 voted not to take a Muslim resettlement of 100. Their vote is going to be ignored it seems. Now that’s your kind of “Democracy”. I mean the People have to get it right, right?

          Apparently the transformation of Ireland is going too slowly and there’s a new plan in place to speed things up.

          Is that your problem with how Britain is governed? That’s it’s still too White and British?

          How was your mini-break?

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

            My mini-break was a full-size week-long break, thanks. Looking out at the remains of Whitby Abbey without my CFN password available to allow me to make pointless comments was a nice breath of fresh air (fresher than you’d ideally want, but it it’s March).

            Oh dear. I’ve just looked up your story and it appears a bunch of alt-right racists from Dublin should be getting the Award of the Wooden Spoon for stirring up trouble in Lisdoonvarna. (It had a population of 739 in 2011, BTW, but maybe three fifths of them were carried off by Barbary pirates.)

            irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/we-are-against-direct-provision-and-how-it-was-forced-on-us-1.342…

            “The arrival of the Dublin-based group coincided with the publication this week of a story on Breitbart, the US alt-right news platform, about a secret ballot vote in Lisdoonvarna in which 93 per cent of respondents said “no” to the direct provision centre.

            “The Breitbart story was based on an interview with Lisdoonvarna local Michael Walsh, *who was one of the founding editors of the alt-right platform*.

            Well, knock me over with a feather – Breitbart telling porkies and spreading misinformation.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

            So they really want the Muslims? That would be crazy. Or is this a completely different story?

            Ireland must be for the Irish. Why does that bother you people so much? Or England for the English, etc.

          • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 8:32 pm #

            It’s the same story. It came from Breitbart. They’re good at making up stories or embellishing them. Why don’t you just read the Irish Times article to see who thinks what? My opinion has nothing whatever to do with it.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

            The famous synod was in Whitby, right? Where the Catholic Church appropriated the British Church.

            Now Islam is taking over and the natives seem helpless to stop it, their votes just a joke. So much for “Democracy”, eh?

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 7:50 pm #

            That’s right, Janos. It’s THAT Whitby. Also the one where there’s a Goth festival every year because of the Dracula connection. 🙂

            But your bizarre idea that 2.8 million Muslims are taking over a country of 64 million is exactly as stupid as it sounds.

            And there’s never been a vote in the UK about Muslims. Ever. So stop being silly, please.

      • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 11:53 am #

        The Russians I know, and there are many many of them in Israel, are beautiful loving kind sensitive souls. I admire them greatly for still being so after all the tribulations they have gone through. I know I cannot be as them. I would insist my tormentors be dead. If not physically, I would kill them in my mind and heart, so that to me they no longer exist.

        • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 1:04 pm #

          I seem to have answered your post above, slightly out of context, Akmofo 🙂 .

          • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

            Sorry, I accidentally posted that reply to the wrong thread.

            Contrary to Yan’s insinuation my admiration extends to Russians of all kind. I love Russian culture. I love the language, literature, music, art, film, and general mannerism of Russians. I just feel a spiritual kinship to all things Russian. Nevermind that Russian girls are absolute knockouts 🙂

  58. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 3:34 am #

    Mayer Amschel Rothschild kept his wife constantly knocked up for 19 years. He must have been a Big Feminist?

    • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm #

      Hmm,.. What would have been the other choice, constantly sodomize her?

  59. S M Tenneshaw March 17, 2018 at 4:09 am #

    ” Of course, I can’t say that because it would by misogynistic.”’

    And homophobic as well. (Or would that be transphobic? Sometimes it’s hard to tell.}

  60. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 7:04 am #

    The Entire Civilized World in Horror from the Russian Crimes? New Cold War on Steroids? Nuclear War after News at 11?

    This is all very funny.

    Only the day before yesterday Gazprom bonds for 750 million dollars were bought by European, American and British investors. And here’s another news. The Ministry of Finance of Russia placed new 11-year sovereign Eurobonds in the amount of 1.5 billion dollars with a yield of 4.625% and a Eurobond of the additional issue “Russia-2047” for 2.5 billion dollars with a yield of 5.25%, according to the materials on the website of the Ministry of Finance.

    During the collection of bids, the benchmark yield on the new issue was reduced from the initial level of about 4.75% to the final 4.625%, on the additional issue of Eurobonds Russia-2047 – from about 5.5% to the final range 5.2-5.3% .

    Russian investors accounted for 35% of the new issue Russia-2029, 34% for US investors, 22% for investors from the UK, and the remaining 9% for investors from other regions, including Asia.

    In the additional issue “Russia-2047” British institutional investors bought 49%, 20% went to investors from the United States, 13% – to Russian investors, 3% – Asian and 14% to investors from other regions.

    Anglo-Saxon ANAKONDA lugs its rings around the isolated and torn to shreds Russia.

    Therefore, Siluanov (Russian Minister of Finance) announced that this year the Ministry can once again place Eurobonds, including in other currencies, because demand for the purchase of securities amounted to 7 billion dollars, significantly exceeding the volume of placement.

    And all this against the backdrop of whole civilized world turning away from Russia after Putin’s poisoning of Skripal.

  61. pequiste March 17, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    The Russians (and Chinese, Iranians, and host of others) will not sit idly by as the U.S. gubbermint stumbles like a drunkard, three sheets to the wind, into a global war.

    youtube.com/watch?v=giB4VDSmTZs

    It would no doubt be deadly serious for all parties.

    I pray that cooler head prevail.

    I’m not sanguine about the prospects.

  62. wm5135 March 17, 2018 at 10:29 am #

    Might want to cruise on over to The Automatic Earth this morning and read the first three linked articles. There might be some explanation for all of the misdirection currently underway in the posted information.

    GreenAlba your slip is showing this morning:
    Pay attention to the man behind the curtain, I’m sure it’s Mr. Putin.

    GreenAlba you are correct it is not the leaders we assassinate it is the citizens.

  63. Newton Finn March 17, 2018 at 11:30 am #

    Again, JHK is right on the money. You want common sense, no-BS analysis of current issues? Come here. My question is what is really going on behind the scenes in all this blustering. I do not believe that even the craziest Neocon or Neolib wants a shooting war with Russia. On a small scale, America would likely get its ass kicked, given our recent win/lose record in military conflicts. And on a big scale, America, if not the world, is no more. So what is really going on with all this saber-rattling and name-calling and sanctioning? Perhaps it’s all just a desperate strategy to keep the dollars flowing to the military/security industrial complex and to keep our potentially-promiscuous NATO allies from making new friends of a Russian or Chinese persuasion. Does anyone have a better idea of what the motivation behind the madness might be?

    • ozone March 17, 2018 at 12:51 pm #

      Newton (I’m your huckleberry) Finn,
      I think you’ve got it about right. All the death/war threats by our ‘betters’ toward the world in general are empty ones, and they happen to be scared down to the bottom of their tiny, shriveled hearts that someone can or will actually call them out on it and find that these threats are mostly empty ones. A *very* dangerous bluffing game because as the threats ramp up in their virulence, some party or another will be forced to counter with real action rather than bluster.

    • Ol' Scratch March 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      I do not believe that even the craziest Neocon or Neolib wants a shooting war with Russia.

      You should believe it. They realize the window is rapidly closing on the US’ nuclear and military hegemony, and once it’s closed, it will never open again. This day’s been coming since the damn bomb was first fired, but the insanity of its power was irresistible and infected and destroyed us. The end of American hegemony will be the end of the entire globalist regime. You’d better believe they view that as an existential crisis, because it is.

    • Sean Coleman March 17, 2018 at 4:26 pm #

      “Does anyone have a better idea of what the motivation behind the madness might be?”

      I don’t think there has to be one, which is why (I suppose) it is “madness”.

      Looking back to 1914 there was no compelling reason for Britain to go to war with Germany. There was no serious obligation to defend Belgian neutrality. This had been discussed in the Cabinet in the weeks preceding the war and everyone knew it. There was a sense of owing the French support but this was certainly not (nor ever had been) declared official policy; joint military exercises had taken place but they were not widely known about, perhaps even kept secret: Britain would defend the French coast from Germany. The German ambassador, an Anglophile and desperate to avoid war with Britain, offered a guarantee that Germany would not invade Belgium if this is what Britain wanted. This offer was ridiculed at the time and ever since but was it really ridiculous?

      Churchill was very keen to go to war (although I didn’t see any reference to this when I visited the Churchill museum in the then-government’s underground bunker in London on a visit the year before last). He had responsibility for the navy and mobilized it, or readied it for action or whatever, without prior Cabinet approval, one of a number of similar steps to war that forced the pace and, ultimately, the issue. Britain suffered appalling casualties and was gravely weakened economically and financially (the US, in a novel move, demanded full repayment of loans to her allies at full commercial rates (see Michael Hudson)). The war was also a major factor in the loss of Christian faith in England. I cannot see any rational explanation for Britain going to war and I suspect this is often the case. It is argued that there was no rational reason for Britain to declare war in September 1939 either, or at least not at that time when her armed forces were unprepared.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

        The Germans offered far more than that. A full alliance. Even giving Britain certain disputed territories, as in Africa. Military support in time of War. In short, a new order to stave off the rising tide of color and Communism, both working in tandem. But the Judeo-Masons succeeded in smashing Western Culture despite all his efforts.

        Now we get a last chance to do the same with Putin. Again, they are winning in their efforts to sow discord. When will the sheep look up? When will they learn? Too late if ever I’m afraid.

        • outsider March 18, 2018 at 10:43 am #

          Agreed, Janos. The best and brightest of the white race was killed off in two disastrous world wars. The coming war with Russia, even if it doesn’t go nuclear, will be the end of the White Man. Thus Putin’s declaration of new unstoppable hypersonic weapons is cheered by the alt-right as a thumb in the eye to US supremacists. It is no wonder that this group of discriminated against, hated, radicalized white men support Putin’s Russia over their own corrupt, politically correct elite.

  64. volodya March 17, 2018 at 11:35 am #

    There’s an article in the august and illustrious NY Times, where the elite congratulate themselves and celebrate their indescribable wonderfulness, whose title said that the elite should stop apologizing for being elite.

    Apologize? Have you heard any apologies? I haven’t.

    I’m just a simple mule skinner but, au contraire, the country’s elites lied like hell, enriched themselves, led the country down the garden path and fucked the bottom 80% right in the ear. They’ve got a great deal to atone for and, as it is, are extremely lucky to still be occupying their perch atop the societal pyramid given the shit they’ve pulled.

    You know the drill, the best and the brightest in the intelligence community and foreign affairs, immersed in their bubble-world of mutually reinforcing delusion, told the most absurd whoppers and embroiled the country in a ruinous war in Iraq, their incompetence and inability to learn from other countries’ mistakes and the United States’ own, bogging the US military in a mess in Afghanistan from which no exit is as yet remotely visible.

    The brilliant academic elite, backing the wants and aspirations of the Wall Street elite for ungodly wealth, argued for trade and investment policies that would build a shitty foreign despotism into a global rival, in the process destroying the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans.

    The political elite, living in their own world of deception, immune to fact and reason, couldn’t see its way clear to nominating a candidate better than the ludicrously incompetent and corrupt Clinton. As for Trump, he’s going to make his successors look like the epitome of reasonable speech and conduct.

    American elites, far from bolstering the U.S. as a global leader and indispensable nation, is leading the US to the scrap-heap of failed arrangements as JHK would say. The best? Fuck me, they aren’t the “best”, they’re the worst, those craven, lousy, greasy crooks and cretins.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

      the elite should stop apologizing for being elite

      I agree.

      They could stuff their apologies up their arse. They didn’t make that money with “hard work”, just found a way to game the system.

      We need a lot less billionaires, and a lot more hundred-thousanders.

    • JohnAZ March 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      The problem with the US elite is also, they do not owe allegiance to the US anymore. The Elite are international globalists that have loyalty only to their own bank accounts. Elites have all the money they will ever need, their thing is power. They compete with each other for international power. Silicon Valley is a paramount of this. Again, this is why Trump is hated so much by the Elite. He stands for the USA as number one, with the American middle class as a primary concern. He hates the idea of the US being secondary to anyone. These elites could care less, just pass the money bags. This includes Hollywood. A huge concern is that almost half the US population has been convinced by one of the parties that we should be secondary in the world scene. Thank God they did not prevail in 2016.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

        And the “sophisticated” chattering class emulates them. It’s so gauche to be patriotic and love one’s people and culture. You can see it on this site: they talk about America as if it was just another country and are fine with aliens swarming in. They “think” that all sophisticated people think this way by definition. I never cease to be amazed at how utterly provincial they are. They never met any foreigners, not really – they were too busy assuming and bowing and scraping. Never really Listened or Talked to them. If they did, they’d know how strange their own point of view is, how alien and inhuman it is in a world of partisans and patriots.

        • thwack March 17, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

          Clam down Janos

          Joseph Palmi: Let me ask you something. . . We Italians, we got our families, and we got the church; the Irish, they have the homeland; Jews, their tradition; even the niggers, they got their music. What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have?

          Edward Wilson: The United States of America. The rest of you are just visiting.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 2:24 pm #

            Well he’s a talking head with Black Feet and Brown legs and one White arm and one Brown/Black arm. Such a head is in deep trouble. Should have kept the White Body in good working order. But he wanted cheap everything so now he’s a jerk, going this way and that. Sooner or later the colored arm is going to start punching him in the face.

          • elysianfield March 18, 2018 at 4:50 pm #

            ” What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have?”

            Current ownership?

    • ozone March 17, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

      Thanks, V.
      This is what comes of the fervent worship of wealth and power. (Not to mention making it the ultimate measure of human worth. Brrrr.)

      “American elites, far from bolstering the U.S. as a global leader and indispensable nation, is leading the US to the scrap-heap of failed arrangements as JHK would say. The best? Fuck me, they aren’t the “best”, they’re the worst, those craven, lousy, greasy crooks and cretins.”

      Good one. Woof!

      • Janos Skorenzy March 17, 2018 at 7:26 pm #

        Maybe if they think that if they drive America onto the rocks, they will win applause from the brother Globalists who will then do likewise with their nations.

  65. ozone March 17, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    Walter B,
    You sez:
    “The picture has gotten far clearer with every passing month and every new development hasn’t it Jim? America failed at creating its new Bad Guy in ISIS, ISIL or whatever it is called today and has been forced to recycle the old ones. The scary part is that it actually seems to be working on the Common American Idiots as far as I can tell. It always bothered me to hear so many of the people that I interact with calling for as many million Middle Eastern deaths as required to keep the price of their gas down.”

    That’s precisely why I’m convinced that we now live in The Theater of Cruelty. The strangest aspect of it is that it’s considered by its denizens as some kind of non-consequence zone. That indicates not only a severe lack of empathy, but also a deeply ingrained stupidity or inability to think things through.

    Leaving aside your ultimate consequence in the hereafter, the real-world ones could certainly be thought of as “bad enough”!

    • Walter B March 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

      A sever lack of empathy! EXCELLENT point my friend. Without empathy there can be no humanity and greed is a poison that strikes down every bit of empathy within those so afflicted.

      • Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

        A sever lack of empathy! – Walter B

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

        Jim, if you are still monitoring this late in the blog cycle, I want you to make note of my unusual restraint as relates to the above excerpt.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

          Political Ideology stunts empathy by channeling towards – and only towards – the “correct” people that will further their political ends. Like Blacks, Browns, or Muslims but not Whites.

          Too much empathy destroys because you can’t do the hard things that must be done – like limiting the growth of the Black population in South Africa by the ruling Whites. They didn’t and now they’re history. Western Civilization will be doomed unless we stop the migration of Negroes into our lands. Ditto brown Muslims and Mestizos.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 3:22 pm #

          Now you see that’s your problem. An obvious typo but you refuse to see it that way. It’s something YOU must correct! I draw a distinction between grammatical errors and typos. You refuse to do so – and that’s just obnoxious. And again, you have helped me with the former and I thank you.

        • Walter B March 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm #

          Thank you for being merciful Shtik for while I strive for correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation, perfection remains a goal for others to attempt. I am incapable of achieving it and Spellcheck assures that I never will. And of course, my large and powerful hands are far more at home wielding my 4 pound engineer’s hammer rather than these tiny keys designed for use by ET and similar creatures.

  66. Tate March 17, 2018 at 1:18 pm #

    — But that only brings me back to amateur psychology: the US apparently wants to commit suicide.

    Sorry, Mr. K, but there’s at least one fallacy in this statement.

  67. JohnAZ March 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm #

    McCabe fired, a shot heard around the world. The first real shot fired at the Deep State and boy are they reacting. Brennan shows his real colors. This is a rep of the intelligence community that is supposed to be apolitical. What a crock. Trump’s lawyer says shut down Mueller for lack of evidence. Schumer goes nuts, threatening Trump with all sorts of consequences if Mueller is shut down. And the saga continues.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

      And the saga continues

      Not long now before a second special prosecutor is appointed to investigate Clinton cabal, including Mueller.

      Unless, of course, Mueller’s already made a deal with the President and is busy investigating Clinton’s collusion with Russia, whatever that means.

    • JohnAZ March 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm #

      Maybe DJT has finally figured out that trying to work with the Deep State is getting no where. Cleaning the Deep State out of his cabinet, eliminating the partisans out of the intelligence community, trying to stop an investigation that has taken four times the time it should about a ludicrous situation in the first place. Maybe, finally we are seeing what we voted for, suppression of the Deep State and the globalist elite.

      • outsider March 18, 2018 at 10:26 am #

        Perhaps you are right, JohnAZ. But I’ll only believe it when Trump fires that idiot neocon Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador.

  68. Elrond Hubbard March 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

    Undocumented immigrant appointed to state post in California

    sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article205249624.html

    “UPDATE: Senate officials acknowledged Friday that Mateo was not the first undocumented resident appointed to a statewide post.

    “The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed the first undocumented resident to a statewide post, according to Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León’s office.

    “Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and immigrant rights activist, will serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. The committee advises the California Student Aid Commission on efforts to increase college access for California students from low-income or underserved communities.

    “‘While Donald Trump fixates on walls, California will continue to concentrate on opportunities,’ de León said in a news release. ‘Ms. Mateo is a courageous, determined and intelligent young woman who at great personal risk has dedicated herself to fight for those seeking their rightful place in this country.'”

    Peace, order and good government — it works for us here in Canada, anyway. Here’s to dedicated public servants everywhere.

    • Tate March 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

      Like the US, California is incapable of committing suicide. That train left the station a long time ago.

    • janet March 17, 2018 at 10:32 pm #

      “appointed the first undocumented resident to a statewide post” –elrond

      The keyword is resident. He lives here, works here, pays taxes here. Therefore, he is able to serve the public in an official capacity. Immigrants contribute so much to the United States. Always have, always will. It is the way we roll here. E Pluribus Unum.

    • Tate March 18, 2018 at 12:40 am #

      If you’d read the article, you’d know it was a she, not a he. But lefties don’t need facts to support their claims.

  69. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    Based on popular British nursery rhyme This Is the House That Jack Built

    This Is the poison that Scripal drank

    And this is police,
    Which is extremely curious
    What was it that Scripal drank?

    And this is a British scientific expert,
    Which approximated out the spectrum
    And reported the results to police,
    Which is extremely curious
    What was it that Scripal drank?

    And this is the British media,
    Immediately read from Wikipedia
    That a poison has a spectrum,
    Which computed scientific expert,
    And reported the results to the police,
    Which is extremely curious
    What was it that Scripal drank?

    And this is the British Prime Minister Theresa,
    Who read in the British press,
    That a poison has a spectrum,
    Which computed scientific expert,
    And reported the results to police,
    Which is extremely curious
    What was it that Scripal drank?

    And this is ultimatum, playing its muscles,
    Which Theresa put forward to Russians,
    Since for a long time everyone knows the spectrum,
    Which computed scientific expert,
    And reported the results to the police,
    Which is extremely curious
    What was it that Scripal drank?

    And this is a dick of enormous length to equator,
    Put by the Russians on ultimatum,
    Which Theresa put forward to Russians,
    Having learned everything from the British press,
    Who knows better than the police
    Which is extremely curious
    What was it that Scripal drank?

    • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 4:17 pm #

      Crystal blue persuasion

      Look over yonder
      What do you see?
      The sun is a’rising
      Most definitely
      A new day is coming, ooh, ooh
      People are changing
      Ain’t it beautiful, ooh, ooh

      Crystal blue persuasion

      Here’s what I see:

      I see an upside-down world
      Doctors destroying health
      Farmers destroying food
      Universities destroying knowledge
      Governments destroying freedom
      Lawyers destroying justice
      Major media destroying information
      Major religions destroying spirituality
      Industry destroying man
      And artists lying or ignorant to it all.

  70. BackRowHeckler March 17, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    Green Alba, if you’re looking in ..

    The Muzzy Lord Mayor of Londonistan, Ali Khan, was in Texas giving a speech (Austin, hardly Texas) inveighing against the 1st amendment, imploring companies like google and facebook to censor ‘hateful’ posts, in other words anything that points out home truths about Ali’s co religionists, other Muzzies. Ali Khan wants posts like this one banned, shut down, and the miscreants prosecuted. I wonder if you yourself are down with that, and if you’ve bought a prayer rug yet? If you get one now it will put you in good stead for when it is mandatory and you don’t have a choice.

    Ali Khan doesn’t like the 1st amendment so I’m assuming Ali Khan isn’t a big fan of our 2nd amendment either. Now he’s back in Londonistan, getting ready to officiate over the city and nation wide Ramadan celebrations.

    brh

    • GreenAlba March 17, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

      Oh, I’m looking in, brh. I only wish there were sometimes some surprises, but here you are again refusing to give the man his name. He’s just so much, well, bigger than you, isn’t he?

      Here goes: the Mayor of London is called Sadiq Khan. Now, I understand that you heckle on the back rows of life and courtesy isn’t your thing, but that’s his name.

      He’s an educated man. He doesn’t like beardy fundamentalists. I have no idea whatever whether he celebrates Ramadan or not, but if he does he’ll be among a tiny minority in the UK. As you may remember me pointing out already, there are 2.8 million Muslims in the UK. Many of them won’t even be practising Muslims. And that’s out of a population of some 64 million people.

      So, nation-wide Ramadan celebrations? Well, I suppose that depends on what you mean by nation-wide. I mean if there were a handful of Muslims in Land End, John o’Groats, Yarmouth and the most westerly point of Pembrokeshire, I suppose you could count that as country wide. If we’re talking about population, then it’s a bit silly isn’t it?

      I couldn’t even tell you when Ramadan happens any particular year. I’m aware that it starts on different dates but the only time I noticed was when we went to Syria, accidentally during Ramadan, which was a bit hair-raising on a few days as the bus driver who took us to Palmyra, Bosra, Crac des Chevaliers, Aleppo and a few other places (all amazing at that time) wasn’t eating until sundown and hadn’t even had a drink (of water) either. But we survived, so I’ll just put it down to experience. And I probably won’t have a clue when Ramadan is this year either, because it won’t even occur to me to wonder. I don’t know when Easter is either unless I look it up.

      I didn’t know Mr Khan was in Texas, but he seems to have been very popular, doesn’t he? Just goes to show we shouldn’t judge all Americans by the ones that heckle on the back rows.

      “London mayor Sadiq Khan is a show stopper… in Texas”

      “Sadiq Khan was a keynote speaker at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, where his talk received a standing ovation. ”

      Well, you’re all for free speech, aren’t you? So you’ll be happy he had his say and was so well received as a guest.

      **********

      “I wonder if you yourself are down with that, and if you’ve bought a
      prayer rug yet? If you get one now it will put you in good stead for
      when it is mandatory and you don’t have a choice.”

      Do you ever feel a bit…desperate?

  71. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

    Meyer Amschel Rothschild on the importance of superior organization to dominating and swindling other people.

    Media is organized information (“Intelligence”)

    He who is better organized wins.

    Quality of the component parts affects organization. Low IQ students undermines organization.

    “This rare letter—one of the few of Mayer Amschel’s private letters which survive—is worth quoting at some length to give a flavour of the early Rothschild correspondence: [T] o begin with, all our correspondents complain about you, dear Nathan, and say that you are so disorganised when sending consignments. Sometimes you write that you have sent, for example, the chest with this number, then later [it arrives with] another number. If you send a chest today, you only let Esriel Reiss know six months after. One of his clerks said to me that you are very disorganised. My dear friend, if you don’t write down all the numbers of the chests when you send them off, if you don’t write them down until you receive acknowledgement that they have arrived, if you don’t pay attention, if you [don’t] ask where the chest has gone when you don’t receive an answer from your correspondent, if you are so disorganised and don’t have someone or a friend with you, then you will be swindled. What is the good of that[?] Everyone can be a millionaire if they get the [right] opportunity. I already complained in Frankfurt about your extraordinary expenditures and disorganisation, dear Nathan; I don’t like it.”

    Niall Ferguson
    The House of Rothschild

  72. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

    One problem confounding American Education is the misguided sentiment that the Strength of the Unit should be sacrificed to the feelings of the weakest links (the low IQ students). This sentiment is a expressed in the quip: “Education can make a big difference in some of these kids’ lives.”). Unfortunately, the cold truth is that the weakest links must be sacrificed for the sake of Unit Strength.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 7:59 pm #

      In the USSR that problem was solved by the system of correspondence schools at the leading national universities in physics, math, etc.

      More capable students were encouraged to join such schools (after taking exam) for more advanced studies.

      The most successful were invited to come to the boarding schools and later join the university.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

      In general, in the USSR social benefits were almost never allocated as cash payments – except of course for pensions and disability – but more as medical, educational and recreational benefits (children’s summer camps, vacation packages for families, etc.)

  73. JohnAZ March 17, 2018 at 8:15 pm #

    McCabe says his firing was part of Trump’s war on the FBI. Comey says he is going to tell on Trump in his book. Damn right that this is a war on the FBI and all the other corrupt agencies in DC collectively known as the Deep State. I think the biggest thing that disturbs me about the Deep State is that it is beholden not to domestic folks but to globalist SOB’s like Soros. A house divided against itself will not stand, the Deep State is setting up the USA to fail. Like their international taskmasters desire.

    So, go get ‘me Trump et al. A total turnover of the upper echelon of D.C. And some jail time is necessary to stop the politization of our intelligence agencies and the alienation of our Federal government.

    • JohnAZ March 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

      And to all you ladies out there who have no minds of your own and vote by the whims of your male family or bosses, welcome to the Deplorables Club.

    • akmofo March 17, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

      You have to wonder what the Clinton mafia had on McCabe and the rest of the FBI turds for them to act in such a crazy criminal manner for that witch of a woman.

  74. Pucker March 17, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

    Didn’t Stalin have a disability: one leg was longer than the other leg? Stalin didn’t let his disability hold him back. Stalin’s example should be an inspiration to us all.

    “Oozing charm and confidence, 22-year-old Sithembiso Mutukura beat 12 other contestants in Zimbabwe’s first Miss Albinism beauty contest, which aims to reduce stigma and increase awareness of the condition.

    Friday’s “Beauty Beyond the Skin” pageant was held in a Harare nightclub, making Zimbabwe the second African country after Kenya to host such an event.

    Many African countries have an uncomfortable relationship with albinism – a genetic disorder inherited from parents who both carry a faulty gene that prevents the skin from making melanin properly and thereby giving it colour. Albinos are hunted and killed by witch doctors in some African countries, with their body parts then being used in potions to bring good luck or riches. Some are even kidnapped and sold by relatives out to make a fast buck.”

    • Pucker March 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm #

      Does anyone else see a potential business opportunity here for The Clinton Foundation?

      “Albinos are hunted and killed by witch doctors in some African countries, with their body parts then being used in potions to bring good luck or riches. Some are even kidnapped and sold by relatives out to make a fast buck.”

      • thwack March 18, 2018 at 7:05 am #

        Why don’t they run a sting operation?

        The same kind they run on pedophiles?

  75. janet March 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    “appointed the first undocumented resident to a statewide post” –elrond

    The keyword is resident. He lives here, works here, pays taxes here. Therefore, he is able to serve the public in an official capacity. Immigrants contribute so much to the United States. Always have, always will. It is the way we roll here. E Pluribus Unum.

    • janet March 17, 2018 at 10:49 pm #

      The USA. Founded by immigrants. Built by immigrants. Defended by immigrants. Enriched by immigrants. Immigrants are our past, present, and future. Long live our immigrant population!

  76. FincaInTheMountains March 17, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

    Green day of the calendar: I congratulate everyone on St. Patrick’s Day!

    For the first time on the land of Ireland, St. Patrick stepped at the age of 16 as a slave kidnapped by Irish pirates. He managed to escape from Ireland, but by order of an angel he returned to the land of Ireland as a Christian bishop and after that Ireland just exploded with monks and missionaries, scholastics and theologians, historians and copyists of books.

    These people, having received the baptism from the hands of St. Patrick, became the main Christianizers of Western Europe. Irish Christian communities sent missionaries to the most remote corners of Europe, unable to contain their shock with the beauty of Christ, which was revealed to them by Saint Patrick. His pupils and pupils of his disciples founded monasteries and simply Christian communities, created Orthodox schools that became the basis of European universities, collected libraries, leading Europe out of barbarism into which it plunged after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, and baptized, baptized, baptized.

    Even in Italy, the ancestor of the monastic tradition was St. Patrick’s follower St. Columban, who founded the famous Bobbio Abbey, and the Pope, as a subject of the Byzantine Emperor, belonged more to the Eastern Christian tradition.

    It was the disciples of St. Patrick who played an outstanding role in the Christianization of Kievan Rus, baptizing the Vikings of Denmark and Norway, the cousins of Vladimir the Great of Kiev. The influence of St. Patrick, the primary impulse he gave to the Irish Church, has not exhausted itself and can be felt even now.

    • Ol' Scratch March 18, 2018 at 11:10 am #

      Not a big fan of “Days.” They’re mostly used as marketing opportunities these days.

  77. Pucker March 18, 2018 at 4:11 am #

    They back both sides.

    Those Taliban Diskhas don’t come cheap.

    “It is possible, of course, that Mayer Amschel—like Buderus, who also accepted an official appointment by Dalberg—no longer expected William to be restored to his estates. But if so, he never wrote him off completely. He simply backed both sides. Such a strategy has obvious attractions, and it was to become a frequent Rothschild gambit in the decades ahead.”

    Niall Ferguson
    The House of Rothschild

  78. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2018 at 7:35 am #

    The Russian agent involved is connected to Christopher Steele, the British MI6 agent who wrote up the fake Trump Dossier for the Clinton mafia == Mofo

    Spy Pulp Fiction

    As for the purely espionage details of the Skripal show, there is only one serious, not fake moment – a public warning to runaway agents against a double game. If you are already hired on the side of MI6, then you should not try to earn extra money on the side and trade with real or imaginary secrets of your “new homeland”.

    telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/07/poisoned-russian-spy-sergei-skripal-close-consultant-linked/

    However, the traitor once is a traitor always, British pension or the Russian salary never enough.

    So Berezovsky also tried to resell himself, wrote plaintive letters personally to Putin. However, British intelligence is not as friendly as USSR or modern Russia, where traitors and double-dealers are rather spared and used for games with partners and to extract additional foreign exchange funds for the needs of intelligence services.

    It’s the only way to fly!
    youtube.com/watch?v=i415QwSj0Og

  79. thwack March 18, 2018 at 8:19 am #

    When I go to a restaurant, if I can’t get mafia seating (back to wall, face to public), I don’t sit:

    https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/crime–law/latest-west-palm-stabbing-suspect-tells-police-tired-being-picked-for-being-homeless/kSCvSZalpqf2YpAct4s82I/

    also, a lot of the outdoor seating nowadays is a cheap after thought which unlike the old school restaurants, lacks a material buffer between you and the public on the street walking by.

    Its really annoying to have strangers eyeballing my salmon.

    No thanks.

  80. ozone March 18, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    Mumblings and mutterings to accompany the drums of war:

    “It is worth weighing the possibility that now that the American public has been paced into supporting new cold war escalations with Russia, the Russiagate psyop which was used to harness rank-and-file Democrats’ fear of Trump to inflame fears of Putin is no longer necessary, and is now being let go in place of more brazen hawkishness. As far as the US intelligence community and its allies are concerned, Russiagate’s only purpose has been to manufacture public support for escalations against Russia to secure strategic regions and ultimately hobble the Russia-China tandem, and that scaffolding can safely be removed if Russia hysteria no longer requires fear of Trump collusion to be sustained.

    The soulless Mike Pompeo would be a fine overseer of that agenda, and as Secretary of State, the position Hillary Clinton used so effectively to spearhead the decimation of Libya, he’d be in an excellent position to do so.” — Caitlin Johnstone

    Indeed a possibility and IMHO, more than likely. The narrative is firmly in place and most of the inattentive public have been nicely played. Plus, we have a huckster for a president. This could get very ugly as it’s all beginning to look a lot like Bush the Lessor’s regime wherein Bush really wasn’t really ‘deciding’ any-damn-thing; he just happened to be the rubber stamp for all things War. (Which benefits who exactly? Given a couple weeks with some clearheaded research, I think most anyone who is competent in the reading dept. could figure it out.)

    • ozone March 18, 2018 at 10:07 am #

      Ps., I found the headline intriguing:

      “Trump Promotes Longtime Russia Hawk Just as Russiagate Loses Momentum”

    • ozone March 18, 2018 at 10:15 am #

      …Bush the Lesser… (damnit)
      Rather than a guy who leases stuff out. Hmm, now that I mull it over… perhaps the office of the Prez’dinsy?

    • Ol' Scratch March 18, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      This could get very ugly as it’s all beginning to look a lot like Bush the Lessor’s regime wherein Bush really wasn’t really ‘deciding’ any-damn-thing; he just happened to be the rubber stamp for all things War.

      Glad to see someone here is paying attention!

  81. outsider March 18, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    The Russians just HAD to be responsible for that pedestrian bridge collapse over the highway in Florida. Just one more reason to go to war.

    • Ol' Scratch March 18, 2018 at 11:05 am #

      Once they polluted our precious bodily fluids, it was inevitable that our bridges, sidewalks, and highways would follow. They’re simply diabolical!

  82. Ol' Scratch March 18, 2018 at 10:58 am #

    The full court press (a new form of “March Madness”) continues:

    bbc.com/news/uk-43448682

    It won’t be long now. Let’s hope Putin has his finger ready on the button to preclude DC’s nuclear fireworks before they ever get lit.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      This vulgar “beginning of the third world war” even stylistically has nothing to do with Shakespeare; it’s a typical cabaret by the brilliant Bob Fosse.

      youtube.com/watch?v=L2YjZ1gLaUE

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

      Seems your lot are at it too, Scratch.

      theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/18/ex-russian-spy-may-have-been-poisoned-by-cars-ventilation-says-u…

      “This is not the first time the US media have reported updates from intelligence officials about incidents in the UK. British police temporarily suspended intelligence sharing with the US after the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017 following a series of leaks to American media.”

      • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

        PS never pay attention to Boris, even if he writes his messages on the side of a bus.

        • Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

          PS never pay attention to Boris – GA

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

          I love Boris. He is SUCH a character. And sooo funny.

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

            Boris is about as funny as haemorrhoids. But obviously you’re more into Bullingdon types than I am. And he’s been sacked not once, but twice for lying.

            I take it you’re enjoying his histrionics over the Skripal case, then. I’d prefer a bit of diplomatic restraint myself until we have some actual incontrovertible evidence of something that can be made public.

  83. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

    Quite frankly, I am beginning to suspect that accusation of Russia in chemical attacks is just an attempt to drive a wedge between Putin and Trump – the speed with which Tillerson was fired after supporting May’s anti-Putin escapade only confirms that, and a new negotiating position of our British friends for the piece of the New Financial World Order, which will probably become to manifest itself in fullest after today’s Russian presidential elections.

    After March 1 Putin speech, the nuclear war is off the agenda, managed deflation of the dollar bubble is back to number one – and Russia will be the ally of US in that if for anything but the fact that majority of Russian reserves are denominated in US dollars.

  84. FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    You probably will be laughing your ass off, but I continue to maintain that US and Russia have absolutely nothing to argue about, and the great American president George W. Bush proved that.

    • ozone March 18, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      Finky,
      Absolute balderdash, and no one is laughing at your mendacious (and never-ending) deployment of smoke and mirrors.

  85. 100th Avatar March 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    Not a bit of sympathy for the Russians in the UK.
    Sorry, but mysterious death is a job hazard for a spy, and for a double-agent, even worse.
    Comes with the job.
    UK acting as if some innocent Brit was executed.
    Because they’re itching for more.
    It’s what the new world order demands.

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      We’re not even supposed to feel sympathy for the daughter, then?

      Nobody gets to choose their parents.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 18, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

        How about feeling sympathy for 1,000 kids drugged, raped and abused by the Telford child “grooming” ring?

        thesun.co.uk/news/5786536/telford-child-sex-abuse-grooming-lucy-allan-inquiry/

        Doesn’t “Russian nerve poisoning” plot provides a convenient smoke screen for that outrage, as well as sabotage by Theresa May of Brexit negotiations?

        • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm #

          I’m not supposed to feel sympathy for the innocent daughter because there are other people I need to feel sympathy for?

          That’s whataboutery worthy of Janos. I can manage sympathy for both. Maybe she was also some sort of spy, but until I know that I’ll continue to feel some sympathy for her predicament.

          I don’t know who’s the source of the Russian-or-not-Russian poisoning plot and neither does anyone else writing on this website. Let’s wait till we find out, if we ever do. In the meantime, whoever did it is enjoying all the smoke and mirrors on all sides. It’s what they wanted, whoever they are. Perhaps we could just not oblige them and remind ourselves that the ordinary citizens of all our countries have sweet FA to do with any of it.

        • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

          And I’d advise going beyond the tabloids for information on pretty much anything.

          “The Telford child sex abuse ring consisted of a group of British-Asian men[1][2][3] grooming local children for sex between 2007 and 2009 in Telford in the English county of Shropshire. Up to 100 girls are believed to have been affected.”

          “The police chief for West Mercia police “significantly disputed”[17] the figures claimed by the Daily Mirror [where the figure of 1000 originally came from]. The Supt who is in overall charge of policing in Telford, said police and authorities in the town were working with “approximately 46 young people” who were victims of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or considered “at risk”. A stark contrast to the 1,000 number claimed by the tabloid. “Read the headlines, read the reports. What are they actually discussing? They’re discussing cases from 20 or 30 years ago, offending back in the 1990s.”

          Wiki – it’s referenced, so you can go back to the references.

          These stories are horrific enough without embellishment, as I believe I’ve had to say before. But embellishment always makes good clickbait.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 2:33 pm #

          She has YET to proffer the slightest sympathy for an estimated 100,000 girls who have been groomed and abused by Muslims since the 80’s.

          Not one word. Absolutely fucking amazing. She doesn’t even deny that it’s happening either. Only Dickens could do justice to such a character….

          • malthuss March 18, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

            You tube shows the tunnel beneath Mc Martins Pre School and
            another talk shows the Satanic Outdoor Altar in Crestline, California.

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

            Janos, what part of ‘these stories are horrific enough’ do you not understand?

            And can you please give a verifiable breakdown of your 100,000 figure? Because, as I’ve already pointed out, THESE STORIES ARE HORRIFIC ENOUGH WITHOUT LIES AND EMBELLISHMENT.

          • Elrond Hubbard March 19, 2018 at 9:34 am #

            GreenAlba, ‘Why will my opponent not denounce X?’ etc. etc. is a hoary old game, played by unprincipled manipulators everywhere. They do it because it so often works, and because it’s hard to defend against.

            And yes, it stinks of bad faith, which is to say it’s very much “worthy of Janos” (as you put it in another context). In fact, “worthy of Janos” is one of the graver denunciations I can think of.

      • 100th Avatar March 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

        ?
        How many people have sworn off family members
        Who make
        Poor
        Life
        Choices?

  86. Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

    I used to teach, Q, and I work with books – GreenAlba

    Q, I really can’t understand you…. you’re speaking a German French [devivative]……. reality [extents] to EVERYTHING – akmofo

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

    Sorry Greenie and ak, no can discuss. I’ve been warned yet again by private nasty-gram by you know whom 😉 to lay off the grammar shtik. Funny though, people correct THEMSELVES all the time (like Ozone up thread re Bush the renter of real estate) but I’ll bet not one self-correcter has received the dreaded knock-it-off email.

    My affliction/addiction/obsession has little or nothing to do with the Jesuits. It has to do with my mother who did not finish high school until years later when she earned a GED. She was the first of 6 children, quite smart, daughter of a butcher who turned into (or perhaps always was…I don’t know since I wasn’t around in those earlier years) a lush, and she was the pillar of the family who held everything together through alcoholism, divorces and deaths.

    I recall when it all began. Mom was ironing clothes in the kitchen. (Remember when mothers ironed every shirt? I learned how simply by watching and am still quite good at it… but I digress.) I, age 10-15, sat nearby and we argued about the spelling of a word. I said it could NOT be ‘s u p e r f l u o u s’ it had to be ‘s u p e r f u l o u s’ because ‘soo per flew us’ just didn’t sound right. She told me to “look it up.” Some years later I was gifted a heavy, 4″ thick, Random House Unabridged Dictionary which sits open to the middle on a chair behind me as we speak. Influence-wise, my mother could be likened to the mother of David Foster Wallace, although the impact, if it were measurable, would be like the mass of a quark as to that of the sun.

    And so……….. if I slip up and start pointing out errors again because I desire to leave the state of Standard American English in at least as good a condition as I found it and am banned as a result, and thus disappear from these boards, you will know the reason… or perhaps you will just assume it when in fact I may have crashed my bike on the trip to Canada.

    • akmofo March 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

      The Italian morano Amelia Bassano added 1,700 new words to Her Majesty’s English and had quite a lot of fun playing with her grammar too. Just read her plays. Amelia shook her spear at common convention and gave birth to new era of Bnei Brit’ish world supremacy.

    • elysianfield March 18, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

      Q,

      There are old malorthographobes,

      There are bold malorthographobes’

      But on this site, there may be no old and bold malorthographobes.

      You can substitute “motorcyclist” for “malorthographobe” and the ditty will remain unarguable.

  87. BackRowHeckler March 18, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

    Hey Green Alba I’m not too surprised the Honorable Sadiq Khan, Muzzy Mayor of the Londonistan Caliphate, got a standing O from the gathered crowds in Austin, Texas. Just last week, in Austin, a gang of distinguished student communists severely vandalized a WW1 doughboy monument on the UT campus. Its been there since 1925; now suddenly, its a problem.

    In Austin they’re down with the struggle. Communists, Muslims, Drag Queens, MeToo activists, its a united front to bring down the man. One question, in capitals like Tehran, Islamabad, or Cairo, is there any chance of a Christian mayor? Or does it only work one way?

    brh

    • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

      Whom the gods wish to kill, they first drive mad. Face it: only the Fascists and National Socialists can save us now. Let go of your Americanism – it led to this after all. It always was going to. Self indulgence doesn’t end well.

      Even charity can be self indulgence. Whites in South Africa treated Blacks so well that they quadrupled in numbers in a few short generations. Blacks from all over the Continent were coming in too. Evil Whites? They were stupidly nice and destroyed themselves.

      • JohnAZ March 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

        Janos

        The USA is a representative democracy, i.e. The political nature of a geographic area is who lives there. That is why the Dems want unlimited immigration into the country, to shift the demographics to the Left. Arizona has historically been a red state, but elements here are definitely pushing to purple. This country as well as Europe will drift towards a darker constituency if we follow current policies. The mechanism to control this ascendency does not currently exist.

        This will be called the Battle of the Wall. Take away all the political BS and the wall is attempted control of the movement of people from Latin America. I think it is important for all current residents of Liberal caliber to think what they are doing by encouraging illegal immigration. A few liberals need to lose their futures to the onslaught. The character of America is in jeopardy.

        History is replete with one people overrunning another. Persians over Greeks, Germans over Romans, Moors over Spaniards, Spaniards, Portuguese, French and English over Native Americans and many more. War usually but disease mechanisms utilized. An interesting question is who is going to overrun the US. Candidates include Latins, Asians, Russians.

        The question to everyone in the majority is, are we willing to surrender to the oncoming hordes. This is a primary difference when you vote. I wonder how all the liberals will feel when they are treated like crap by the new majority.

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

      At the moment, brh, it does seem to only work one way. Let’s hope for the enlightenment to spread. In the meantime we can be proud that we’re a bit more tolerant, right? We can manage to have a Muslim mayor and call him by his name – and even type the word ‘Muslim’ properly.

      And re your previous post about 1st amendment rights, this popped up today – it seems you have some problems in your own backyard with religious extremists. Texas again.

      It appears the ‘truth of the word of God’ overrides your first amendment rights. Baptists, this time, not Muslims.

      theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/18/texas-newspaper-same-sex-marriage-obituary-edits

      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.

      • Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

        At the moment, brh, it does seem to only work one way. Let’s hope for the enlightenment to spread. – GA

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

        Hey, yesterday Saudi women started taking car driving lessons… tomorrow a Catholic priest will be named mayor of Mecca.

        • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

          Q, maybe we could persuade our leaders to stop supporting the evil House of Saud and supplying them with the most sophisticated weaponry money could buy? Would you be up for that? Because your president seems happy to suck up to them and give them whatever they want, as long as they keep buying killing machines from you. And you seem to have voted for him.

          Here he is, supporting those women taking driving lessons – do you see any of them there? Do you think the advancement of women was what Trump was chatting to them about while he was dad dancing?

          youtube.com/watch?v=runYPf4Q2g8

          • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 9:37 pm #

            PS Treeza was over there as well sucking up to them, in her post-Brexit desperation.

            The difference is I didn’t vote for Treeza.

          • Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

            And you seem to have voted for him. – GA

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

            Long ago I stopped voting altogether…not even local elections for dog catcher.

            As to our leaders “supporting the evil House of Saud and supplying them with the most sophisticated weaponry money could buy” I am sure it involves some complex quid pro quo involving Saudi Aramco that is beyond my powers of comprehension.

          • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 6:27 am #

            Nothing complex about it Q. They keep your tank filled, whether it’s a car or a motorcycle – I suspect it’s both.

            You are at liberty to cut your consumption, as I did. Every little helps. Think of it as training and preparation for the future.

            If I stopped voting, I think I’d go along anyway and write ‘none of the above’ on my voting slip, so that I’d be recorded as a ‘spoiled ballot paper’, rather than having them think I just didn’t bother.

    • malthuss March 18, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

      I was on You tube. Listening to ‘Clinton Body Count, 4 dead in 6 weeks,’
      The comments were about Hillary, here;

      Foster was murdered IN The White House and carried out through an access tunnel rolled up in a carpet by 6 Mossad called in for the job . This info courteous German Secret service who monitored the Mossad since they left Israel.

      Vince was going to spill the beans about WACO, not Mena.
      Hillary ran WACO.

      He was her assistant and liason to the FBI at WACO. Hillary ordered and approved DELTA Force (army soldiers) to go to WACO and shoot people as they tried to escape the fire.

      At the time, the military was not supposed to be used against citizens. This was a major violation of the law. These shootings were captured on video by a CIA spy plane. The CIA head gave the Infra red footage to a film producer to help stop the FBI and Hillary. A documentary was produced: WACO: a New Revelation. Clips are on YouTube.

      Vince, being very moral, felt terrible, since he was the liaison who passed Hillary’s orders to the FBI, and the Army, as being from the White House. How did this happen? Hillary’s deal with Bill was he could have his bimbo girls for sex, but she would run all domestic affairs in the USA.

      She had the biggest office in the White House with the biggest staff — bigger than the Chief of Staff. She controlled Bill, she controlled the White House, and was going to act as President of the USA, while Bill handled the rest of the world — international affairs.

      Vince knew this was wrong and illegal, and went away for the weekend to write a paper about his concerns. He was going to release the information to the public when he decided to stop in the park and commit suicide…. even though no blood was found at the scene….which looked staged. Obviously, he was killed…

      Before the FBI could get to his office, Hillary illegally looted all papers from his office which were boxed up and moved to her office and never seen again.

      Hillary and Bill have been CIA assets since they cooperated in government gun and drug running into Mena Arkansas’ airport.

      Papa Bush was head of the CIA, and they were his assets.
      Then we elected Papa Bush to the office of the President, and he launched the planned New World Order… Hillary is protected because she will carry out the evil deeds of this New World Order… with a smile on her face. She can lie with a smile…Most of this about Vince was testified to Congress.

  88. Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

    Wealth varies directly with IQ in a general sense. There are other factors, such as system of government of course. North Korea is impoverished while South Korea flourishes even though the people are ethnically the same. But no system is going to help Somalis, a “Libertarian Paradise” with no central Government.

    So IQ comes first, being necessary but not sufficient to explain wealth. Here is a review of the classic, “IQ and the Wealth of Nations”. If you refuse this information, you are just expressing your commitment to illusion. The root of ignorance is to ignore. JS

    Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen, IQ and the Wealth of Nations, Praeger Publishers, 2002, $64.95, 298 pp.

    Why are some countries rich and others poor? Why are some pleasant and well-run while others are pestholes? This question has attracted attention since at least the mid-18th century, when Montesquieu noted in De L’Esprit des Lois that rich countries were in the temperate zones and poor countries were in the tropics.

    In earlier times it was common for the people of better-favored nations to assume that if a country was poor it was because its inhabitants were inferior. Mid-way through the 20th century, straightforward thinking of this kind fell out of fashion, in favor of complicated economic and even psychological theories of development. IQ and the Wealth of Nations marks a return to a simpler, more realistic view: that populations differ in average mental ability, and economic achievement reflects these abilities.

    Both authors of this important study are well known to AR. Richard Lynn, Emeritus Professor of Psychology of the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, has written several books reviewed in AR, including Dysgenics: Genetic Deterioration in Modern Populations (April 1997) and Eugenics: A Reassessment (November 2001). He has also written for AR, most recently a summary of his innovative work on racial differences in tendency towards psychopathic personality (July 2002). Tatu Vanhanen is Emeritus Docent of Political Science of the University of Helsinki, Finland. His remarkable book, Ethnic Conflicts Explained by Ethnic Nepotism, was reviewed in the June 2002 issue. Both authors are unconstrained by racial taboos, and are therefore able to offer a convincing explanation for national wealth differences.

    Previous theories have assumed that all populations are equally intelligent and hard-working, and that it was only a matter of time before all countries grew rich. According to “convergence theory,” for example, poor countries needed only to copy the achievements of the West. Since they would not have to bother with the uncertain work of innovation they would soon catch up.

    For a long time, Marxists argued that capitalism could enrich some countries only by impoverishing others. The authors quote from a book, Development and Underdevelopment,published as recently as 1998: “[T]he gap between rich and poor ultimately will disappear, but only when the capitalist world system that has been in place since the sixteenth century itself disappears.” Some anti-capitalists endorsed the absurd view that poor countries could develop only by completely cutting themselves off from world trade and world markets.

    There have also been theories about the influence of “culture:” Lucky whites got a good one, while blacks got a bad one. The culture argument has proven to be admirably adaptable. Back in the 1950s, when China, Korea, and Taiwan were poor, it was fashionable to blame the stifling effects of Confucianism. Now that these countries are growing rich, it is fashionable to credit the discipline and orderliness of — Confucianism. Some people have also proposed that hot weather slows people down and prevents development, but this theory doesn’t explain why Chinese have been so successful in Singapore and how whites managed to build an industrial economy in South Africa.

    One of the better theories of development was that government intervention was the problem, and that free markets would drag the poor out of poverty. Communism proved that regulation hobbles development, but in the poorest countries, what passed for government had no power to regulate anything. Markets were free, but the people were still poor.

    In the 1960s and 1970s, newly independent Third-World countries were going to be laboratories for all these exciting theories, and uplift artists swarmed the tropics promising great things. The uplift artists have come home, their theories in tatters, and with many former colonies poorer than when they were run by whites. The whole field of “development theory” has been more or less silenced by lack of success.

    The Role of Intelligence

    Prof. Lynn and Prof. Vanhanen explain that the average intelligence of the population predicts national income better than any other demographic characteristic. They note that within individual countries, income and intelligence are closely correlated: smart people generally make more money than stupid people. It would be surprising if this association between intelligence and wealth did not apply to nations as well.

    In developed countries, approximately one quarter of children either rise above or sink below the socio-economic level of their parents, and IQ measured at an early age best predicts which children will rise or fall. People of high intelligence do even simple jobs better than the less intelligent, and the association between IQ and job proficiency increases dramatically with more demanding jobs. Even the US military has quietly accepted the fact that even donkey work requires a minimum level of intelligence: It does not accept anyone with an IQ lower than 80.

    Intelligence influences more than jobs. The chart on this page, which summarizes data presented in The Bell Curve, shows that IQ levels are excellent predictors of many important outcomes. Intelligent people tend to make their way through life more successfully than the unintelligent. As this chart, which summarizes data for whites shows, Americans in the highest range of intelligence have essentially no chance of dropping out of high school, going to jail, or being poor.

    Intelligence can make a life-or-death difference. Low IQ people not only fail to look after themselves, and are therefore more likely to die of accidents and preventable diseases; they are also more likely to neglect or kill their own children — and each other.

    Within the same country bright people tend to live in desirable places and dim people in less desirable places. Their neighborhoods differ dramatically, just as the texture of life differs dramatically from one country to another.

    The authors have collected a huge amount of data on national IQ and national income that suggest a powerful association between the two. Cross-national comparisons of intelligence and income are not easy or always accurate, but the authors have carefully documented their exhaustive search for what appear to be the most meaningful data available. They have also presented reaction-time data for the limited number of countries for which it is available. These are the records of the speeds at which people perform certain simple physical activities known to specialists as “elementary cognitive tasks,” (see the review of The g Factor,September 1998), and they correlate strongly with results from paper-and-pencil IQ tests.

    National IQ findings reflect the very ample data collected in the United States and around the world on racial differences. African IQs are consistently low, while in Latin America IQs range from a high of 96 in Argentina and Uruguay, where the populations are mostly white, to about 80 in Guatemala and Ecuador, where most of the population is Indian or Mestizo. Hong Kong gets top score, with an average IQ of 107. Given the very high IQ scores of American Jews, the score for Israel is a surprisingly modest 94, doubtless brought down by Sephardic Jews.

    For the 82 countries for which good IQ and national income data are available, the authors find a relationship between intelligence and GDP per capita as shown on the graph on the next page. There is a strong positive correlation, as indicated by the sloping trend line. There is nothing surprising about the finding that more intelligent populations are richer than less intelligent populations. It is the “outliers,” or countries that fall well above or below the trend line that are most interesting.

    Only a few of the countries on this chart are named, but in the text the authors provide careful analysis of all the data. The former Communist countries, for example, are much poorer than one would except from the IQs of their populations. China, especially, has been held back by its backward economic system, as has North Korea. In 1950, North Korea had a per capita GDP that was about 73 percent that of South Korea. The North languished under Communism while the South embraced capitalism, and by 1990, the north had only 25 percent the per capita income of the South. Because Koreans are all essentially the same stock, it is clear Communism impoverished the North. Presumably Eastern European countries were held back to much the same degree.

    Some countries are well above the trend line, meaning their incomes are higher than would be justified by national IQ. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are easy to understand: Their wealth derives from natural resources exploited with the help of outsiders. South Africa is wealthier than it should be because its economy was run by whites. As blacks continue to take over, and as whites leave, its per capita GDP can be expected to fall.

    The authors find that as a rule, no country with an average national IQ lower than 90 can sustain a complex, industrial society. Average IQ is important not only because a generally high level of intelligence provides the basic mental infrastructure of a country but also because the higher the average IQ, the larger the percentage of people with IQs in the 130 to 160 range, who provide the real leadership of most countries. However, once the threshold of 90 is cleared, average national IQ loses much of its power to predict wealth. With an average IQ of 98, for example, the United States has a considerably lower score than South Korea at 106, yet it enjoys a much higher national income. All the countries to the right of the United States on the chart have higher IQs but less income. The United States has benefited from size and natural resources, and from an economic system that encourages growth.

    The authors find that as countries change from older forms of government to free-market democracies, the correlation between intelligence and wealth becomes stronger. Using historical data, they find that in 1820 the wealth/IQ correlation was only .540, whereas the correlation in the chart on this page indicated by the trend line is a considerably stronger .72. In the past, countries with similar IQs might have had vastly different levels of wealth because they had very different political and economic systems. As the rules for gaining wealth became better known, and more countries tried to follow them, differences in performance become more constrained by intelligence, and similar countries achieved similar levels of wealth.

    The historical data make this clear. In the 1950s and 1960s, Americans were much richer than the equally high-IQ populations of Europe and North Asia. The reason is that even setting aside the effects of the world wars, countries outside America were not as well organized for producing wealth. Americans still enjoy a wealth advantage, but it is not nearly so great. The gap should continue to narrow as North Asia and Europe — including the former Communists countries — adopt free markets and their people reap the benefits of their intelligence. This is an example of the “convergence” the optimists spoke of, but it requires populations of similar intelligence. Asians have shown themselves quite capable of absorbing and even improving on the technology of the West. Africans cannot even understand it well enough to use it.

    The authors point out that, consistent with their high national IQ, the Chinese were well ahead of Europeans culturally and technologically in every period of history up until about the 15th century. They speculate that Europeans pulled ahead only because they began to understand free markets, a concept only now gaining acceptance in China. The authors note also that democracy often comes along with free markets but is not nearly as important for economic growth. Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan are good examples of countries that used markets to great advantage and did so without the messiness of democracy.

    Japan was held back by internal regulation and several centuries of self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world. However, after Commodore Matthew Perry opened the country by force in 1853, it performed one economic miracle after another, and with its 1905 victory over the Russians became the first non-white power to defeat a white nation in modern times. The Japanese needed no foreign aid; once their country was open to the world, they quickly absorbed the ideas and technology they needed to become a world power. Democracy was imposed on them only after 1945. Once China shakes off the last remnants of a planned economy it will have even greater potential to grow into an economic and military power. Continued authoritarian control is not likely to diminish this potential greatly, once China establishes efficient markets.

    As the authors point out, people in developed countries have thought for so long in terms of eventual equalization of wealth that they are terrified by any other kind of analysis. Development economics is as willfully blind to racial differences as the other social sciences, and its policy prescriptions have been just as wrong-headed. A realistic view of racial differences would have led to different North-South relations just as it would have led to different domestic race relations. Independence was inevitable for many Asian countries, but race-realist metropolitan powers would have known their African dependencies were not capable of self-government. Race-realist native leaders would have understood that prosperity required European tutelage, and continued direction by whites would have spared black Africa many horrors.

    If the West had better understood race, the history of southern Africa would have been dramatically different. Apartheid and minority rule might not have continued unchanged, but there would have been little international pressure on Rhodesians and South Africans to hand over their countries for destruction.

    The authors themselves do not draw these conclusions. They have little to say about the fact that the poor we will always have with us. They do suggest that rich countries could subsidize contraception for the poorest people in the poorest countries in the hope of raising national IQ, but they are not optimistic this will happen. For the most part they simply accept that nations, like people, are unequal, and that any effort based on contrary assumptions is largely wasted. The West once understood this, and did not expend its treasure and sentiment on causes that usually make things worse. IQ and the Wealth of Nations is an important step back towards common sense.

    Janos: Not able to discredit his work, Leftists are trying to strip Professor Lynn of his honors – even as they did to James Watson, co-discoverer of the genetic code. Unless we stop these Marxist Maniacs, we will continue to slide into a new dark age.

    • malthuss March 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm #

      Do you speed read?
      How do you have time to read all these books?

    • thwack March 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

      The United States has benefited from size and natural resources, and from an economic system that encourages growth

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

      don’t forget the slavery, genocide and racism.

      not that it matters to you,

      but Im just sayin

      • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

        You’re right, it doesn’t. Blacks benefited from being the slaves of Whites, as is obvious by their population explosion both here and in South Africa. Left to themselves, they die of disease, starvation, war, and cannibalism.

        We should have picked our own cotton and left you all to your own primitive devices.

        • thwack March 18, 2018 at 7:53 pm #

          We should have picked our own cotton and left you all to your own primitive devices.

          ***********

          do you even lift bro?

          Its leg day, man the fuck up nigga

          youtube.com/watch?v=BS-oRydlnCE

          • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 8:56 pm #

            Your body has a genetic memory of lifting those bales of cotton under the hot sun and you unconsciously yearn for those good ol’ days. Freedom has been a harsh master, has it not Uncle Remus?

      • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

        And remember Thwack, you all did have a chance at equality. Whites like me knew it would never work and it was useless, but the other kind of Whites triumphed and gave you all the chance. You could have proved my kind wrong – but you didn’t, did you? Instead you embraced every scam and easy out the Degenerate Whites offered you and excoriated them by way of thanks.

        We focus on your hyper-violence. But we are well aware of your race as mockers and ingrates extraordinaire, have no doubt.

        • thwack March 18, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

          The problem with Janos is he has already admitted his ultimate goal is to get rid of people, NOT behaviors.

          So even if every black person was a gentle saint, he would still abuse and mistreat them on the basis of color.

          Matter of fact, the higher the black persons IQ, the more he hates them.

          Dr. Francis Cress Welsing’s theory of color confrontation suggests that white people like Janos feel inadequate due to their status as a numerical minority and their recessive genetic traits like pale skin, blue eyes…; therefore they see nonwhite people as a constant existential threat regardless of their behavior.

          He is actually projecting his own fear and hostility onto nonwhite people in order to justify his practice of racism.

          This is the source of the recent “white genocide” meme the so called “Alt-Right” is promoting.

          Think about how many horses starved to death building that gigantic straw man?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 8:57 pm #

            Blacks are not a race of saints. That much is clear! You got nuthin but your guilt tripping about “racism” – a con word invented by Trotsky.

          • thwack March 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

            when I start using Latin Janos will hate me so much he will promise to kill me last.

            But Im going to first annoy him by deploying some tasty Greek so I can watch his ears turn red.

    • elysianfield March 18, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

      Janos,
      Yeah, what you said….

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:00 am #

        What Janos says is whatever Amren said…

        So it’s all a bit derivative, isn’t it? It’s so much better when people think for themselves, don’t you think?

        • elysianfield March 19, 2018 at 11:37 am #

          Alba,

          What you said…also.

  89. thwack March 18, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    Houston?

    we have a problem.

    The controversy erupted over a Farrakhan speech in Chicago Feb. 25 in which he called Jews “Satanic,” claimed they run the governments of the US and Mexico and are pursuing a “pot plot” to spread marijuana use among black men in a scheme to feminize them.

    Farrakhan gave a shout-out to Mallory, who was in the audience for the three-hour rant and later posted photos from the event.

    Carmen Perez, another Women’s March leader, is a Farrakhan fan who has apologized for him by saying, “There are no perfect leaders.”Mallory responded to anger over the speech by saying that she affirmed the “validity” of the feelings of those who were offended, and that she didn’t expect her presence at the speech “to lead anyone to question my beliefs.”

    And Linda Sarsour, a controversial Palestinian nationalist and Women’s March organizer, spoke at a Nation of Islam event in 2015.

    Mallory, Perez and Sarsour are backed by Women’s March board member and fashion designer Bob Bland, who tweeted in defense of Mallory that “being held directly accountable for the words of any man is misogynistic.”

    That top leadership of the Women’s March won’t decry Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism, racism and homophobia enrages many of the group’s supporters.

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

    Before you join a firing squad, just remember that they all eventually become circular.

    Just sayin

    • elysianfield March 18, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      “Before you join a firing squad, just remember that they all eventually become circular”

      Thwack,
      Apparently, in Chicago they begin that way…and maybe also Poland, I’ve been told.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

      You do make some great points though – and this is one. I’m reading about the French Revolution: many of the Big Nibbas ended up losing their own heads a few months later.

      • thwack March 18, 2018 at 7:17 pm #

        ” left me scratching my head as to who “later posted photos from the event” Farrakhan or Mallory.

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

        I couldn’t tell what they meant either?

        I didn’t write it. Its a cut and paste job from a poorly written internet article. I chose not to link it due to the propencity of large numbers of people to reject messages due to the messenger…

        But the names mentioned are probably top shelf pussy hatters of the women movements.

    • Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

      Mallory

      =======

      Thwack, I don’t know if it crossed your mind but some of the names of the people you mention in your comment are NOT household names in everybody’s house. So, when you leave off a first name a Google search can be totally unhelpful.

      And besides not knowing who the fuck Mallory is this sentence: “Farrakhan gave a shout-out to Mallory, who was in the audience for the three-hour rant and later posted photos from the event.” left me scratching my head as to who “later posted photos from the event” Farrakhan or Mallory.

      No reply necessary, I don’t really give a shit. I am more interested in what it is like to go through life with the name Bob Bland rather than, say, Robert Remarkable.

  90. Janos Skorenzy March 18, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    “The great mass of men are mediocre, that is axiomatic.” Ezra Pound.

    They elect people like Wilson, Harding, Coolidge and Hoover, “the predominent (sic) SHIT chosen by the electorate = 4 barrels of piss.”

    “The heritage of Jefferson, Quincy Adams, old John Adams, Jackson Van Buren is HERE, NOW in the Italian Peninsula at the beginning of Fascist second decennio, not in Massachusetts or Delaware.”

    Upon being released from his imprisonment in St Elizabeths, Pound returned to Italy. Exiting the plane, he gave the Roman salute and expressed his relief to be back, “All of America is an asylum.”

  91. akmofo March 18, 2018 at 5:17 pm #

    E=MC^2

    EXPOSING CERN, BLACK HOLES & other standard cosmology fudge factors

    youtu.be/C_ehXoy2tTI

    Via Greg Jay:

    In this video Wallace Thornhill exposes the flaws of colliders such as Cern, black holes, gravity, Galaxies, Stars nuke core vs electric model and a bit on the history of how it got that way, plus the total left brain approach that mainstream cosmology takes of our universe. Taken from the video Elegant simplicity. Since discovering the Electric universe that just keeps making more and more sense I can no longer take the hubris attitude total disregard and blatant ignorance of the proponents of the Standard model of mainstream cosmology. They enjoy tenures and Nobel prizes with closed minded dogma that they perpetrate on the public like a religion. That is not a self correcting system. Which is what they do constantly adding ad hok fudge factors like Dark matter, black-holes and other un provable theories that just prop up their big bang theory that is confusing and has so many holes in it that it amazes me nothing is ever done to correct it. Why? They just ignore the 800 pound gorilla in the Room.The electric force. This lecture by Wallace Thornhill I have found to be very eye opening and informative. More people need to see this video . I do not profit in any way this is not my work it is the work of the many hard working people in the thunderbolts.info group I am just trying to spread the word so folks can get this important information. Why is this being ignored by mainstream? Are they really that dumb? Are they just protecting the standard model for financial reasons? I have heard some so called scientist call this Pseudo Science or conspiracy theory. Well okay if you want to think the sound science of electrical engineering pseudo science that is ridiculous. Electrical engineering is the most sound science on Earth. We use it everyday in our lives. Plus they always call anything that makes them uncomfortable a conspiracy theory, once you have facts it is no longer a theory is it? They continue to teach the wrong model to children in school not doing anything to put us on the right path . It is wrong for academia to just keep turning out more graduates every year that are based on a model that is flawed and down right wrong that have to tow the line or it’s curtains for any career in astronomy, physics etc. Plus everything is so departmentalized that the left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing. This needs to be changed. I think it is all done to support their need to have answers for everything so this uniformitarianism is never thrown out to make room for the truth because once this falls then that means Evolution is nonsense and modern archaeology is wrong too! Radioactive dating has been found to be very inaccurate as well. But they completely ignore these things they have to keep defending a flawed model to avoid any major changes.20th century science needs an enema.

  92. Tate March 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm #

    CFN Sunday evening warm-up:

    “McCabe Just Made Life Tough for Comey and the Special Counsel”

    thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/378919-mccabe-just-made-life-tough-for-comey-and-the-special-counsel

    “The Coming Collusion Bloodbath”

    “That McCabe reportedly lied to the low key Inspector General, while attempting to send General Michael Flynn to prison for lying to the same FBI is of highest hypocrisy.”

    townhall.com/columnists/kevinmccullough/2018/03/18/the-coming-collusion-bloodbath-n2462040

    • akmofo March 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

      Brennan is toast:
      youtu.be/qlkn9xZ8XmI?t=28m10s

      • Tate March 18, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

        Brennan and others in a high-powered cabal to illicitly bring down the duly-elected president of the US of A. How high up does it reach? The Magic One will not be spared. Neither will the dragon-lady with the bad balance.

        • akmofo March 18, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

          Amazing video exposing the 9,000 person strong secret mafia inside the US gov mafia
          youtu.be/7oRxuBYTxb0

          Trump better become extremely familiar with who and what is the SES, out them publically by name and have them rooted out ASAP.

          • Tate March 19, 2018 at 2:26 am #

            Apparently, the SES (Senior Executive Service) = Deep State.

          • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 7:00 am #

            The SES is the DEEP STATE within the deep state. It was instituted under Clinton/Bush mafia and greatly enlarged under the Obama/Clinton mafia.

            FAANG = INTERNET 2.0 = NAZI CIA = DEEP STATE SPIES = VATICAN

  93. JohnAZ March 18, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

    What is Trump up to?

    All of a sudden, he is putting up with no one’s crap. He is attacking on all fronts. I wonder if he has given up on getting along with and making deals with the Deep State. Especially the GOP who has been probably the most worthless ruling party ever. Control in all parts of the government and they have been dominated totally by the Democrats. And now the polls are starting to show that the Dems are pulling ahead. That shows that the people of America are again falling for the Democratic gimme gimme line of bull.

    I wonder if he is giving up and turning hardball. I do not believe that even now anyone holds sway with him and if he does not feel his risk factor is fearful, he will challenge whatever is in his way. If so, the Deep State has lost whatever control they had over him and watch out, that means war.

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

      “Democratic gimme gimme line of bull”

      As opposed to the Republican welfare for defense contractors gimme gimme line of bull? Or the Republican tax breaks for millionaires gimme gimme line of bull?

      • JohnAZ March 18, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

        If it isn’t for those terrible corporations and millionaires, where do you think the funds are going to come from to support all the gimme gimme folks. Are you going to chip in to support all those people? Liberals seem to think that money grows on trees. It doesn’t, people have to work and pay taxes.

      • thwack March 18, 2018 at 11:37 pm #

        As opposed to the Republican welfare for defense contractors gimme gimme line of bull?

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

        My favorite “corporate” welfare jujitsu occurs when something bad happens and a government agency is called on the carpet for the ass whuppin they deserve, and the slick talkin director turns the entire event into a funding request by saying:

        “yeah, we could have stopped the 911 hijackers but this was cut, and that was cut, and we had no money for this, and no money for that… to sum up, if you give our department all the money we request, this will never happen again”

        I ain’t mad at them. The shit works so how can you blame em for using it?

  94. BackRowHeckler March 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

    This is for my girlfriend in Londonistan, Green Alba …

    I have this dark vision of London in the year 2045, smelling like coal dust and burning like a bessemer furnace, flames licking a leaden sky, churches gutted and crosses blasted off steeples replaced by crudely welded on crescents, Muslim Call to Prayer endlessly wafting from the former St Pauls Cathedral at 200 decibels, the last white Englishman stripped naked running for his life thru smoking rubble strewn streets, chased by dozens of shrieking women in Burkhas and Hijabs, and fierce bearded men carrying curved swords and Kalashnikov rifles.

    A new flag flies over 10 Downing Street. The old Union Jack is gone, banned. The new flag is a scmitar crossed with an AK47, over a black field.

    No less likely than Orwells Airstrip 1. Maybe the last man in London is Winston smith after all.

    brh

    • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm #

      God almighty, brh, get some help. Hallucinations like that won’t cure themselves.

      • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 9:48 pm #

        In fact all that stuff about stripped naked Englishmen and fierce bearded men with curved swords and Kalashnikovs is making me wonder if that’s not homoeroticism we’re dealing with here 🙂 .

        Sweet dreams, brh. I hope they’ll be gentle with you.

      • BackRowHeckler March 18, 2018 at 9:59 pm #

        LOL. You’ve got a good sense of humor, my dear.

        brh

        • GreenAlba March 18, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

          I try, brh, I try… 🙂

    • Q. Shtik March 18, 2018 at 10:25 pm #

      I have this dark vision of London… – BRH

      ==========

      Reminds me of Children of Men. I have a favorite scene: Michael Caine
      plays an aging pot-smoking hippie. He is helping to stall the authorities who want to capture the black girl and her baby – the only one born in the entire world in the past 18 years. The authorities are interrogating him and have no time for any of his bullshit. He realizes he is totally fucked and in answer to their next question he smiles, reaches out his hand and says “pull my finger.” They summarily shoot him.

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 6:31 am #

        I appreciated the fact that they offered suicide pills to their citizens, so that they’d have a relatively kind way out if things got too bad. Pretty civilised I thought.

  95. Tate March 18, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

    It’s clear that our European civilization is in that final transition stage in the Tytler Cycle of Dependence to Bondage:

    commonsensegovernment.com/the-tytler-cycle-revisited/

    How long will we remain in Bondage before Spiritual Faith re-emerges?

    • JohnAZ March 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

      Tytler cycle was an interesting read. If a spiritual rebirth occurs, under which”flag” will it occur? Or which religion? The cycle seems to apply to a lot of history, including the Bible.

  96. BackRowHeckler March 19, 2018 at 12:03 am #

    Good article over at Zero Hedge about the oil situation; apparently its not as rosy as it looks. One interesting fact tho is in Nov 2017 world supply and demand hit 99.1 million bpd. Also, astonishingly, US production at the end of last year might have been as high as 16 million bpd! (that seems like a stretch)

    Oil production, demand, finance, consumption etc. is really a complex subject and hard for a lay person like myself to figure out. Just the fact that 100 millon bpd (42 gallons per barrel) is being burned thru makes ones head spin.

    brh

  97. janet March 19, 2018 at 1:48 am #

    “It’s clear that our European civilization is in that final transition stage”

    “If America is the culmination of Western white civilization, as everyone from the Left to the Right declares, then there must be something terribly wrong with Western white civilization. This is a painful truth; few of us want to go that far. … The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al., don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.” –Susan Sontag

    • Tate March 19, 2018 at 2:42 am #

      First, just to be clear, let’s recognize that Susan Sontag did not consider herself to be White.

      But the idea that Western white civilization is a cancer, if accepted by our elites — and they have accepted it — does indeed mean the death of our civilization. By inference, it also means the death of progressivism and feminism.

      • K-Dog March 19, 2018 at 4:11 am #

        “If America is the culmination of Western white civilization, as everyone from the Left to the Right declares, then there must be something terribly wrong with Western white civilization. This is a painful truth; few of us want to go that far. … The truth is that Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Marx, Balanchine ballets, et al., don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history; it is the white race and it alone—its ideologies and inventions—which eradicates autonomous civilizations wherever it spreads, which has upset the ecological balance of the planet, which now threatens the very existence of life itself.”

        But the idea that Western white civilization is a cancer, if accepted by our elites — and they have accepted it —————————–

        bbbbbbbbbbzzzzzzzzzzzzzzztttttttttttttttttttt wrong.

        The idea that our elites have accepted the white race as a cancer on the planet is as ridiculous as expecting a pig to fly or JHK saying something nice about Rachel Maddow.

        • akmofo March 19, 2018 at 7:23 am #

          They haven’t yet vocalized it like Susan Sontag and it’s not a conscious thought with the majority I’m sure, but it’s definitely a subconscious stirring in the mind and it does animate behaviour.

          Western civilization as we know it today is shit encrusted with mass deception mass slavery mass swindling mass murder mass conquest. In other words, Janet is partially correct, it’s a cancer. The problem is the other civilizations are an even worse shit.

  98. BackRowHeckler March 19, 2018 at 4:14 am #

    Britain still talking tough with Russia, but what can Britain really do about it?

    Does Great Britain still have a Navy? How many divisions in the British army? With their puny little army they probably wouldn’t get too far in a land invasion into Russia. I’m wondering, too, if its a PC army, like the Dutch and the French, with plenty of ladies in fashionable, tight fitting uniforms in the ranks? Sure they have sub machine guns slung over their shoulders, but are they willing to use them on the Russian steppe when the temp. is 15 below zero.

    then there is the matter of all those pipelines carrying natural gas and petroleum from the fields in Siberia into central and western Europe. What if Putin decides to shut off the spigot one day? How will the Germans and French keep warm in Berlin and Paris without all that energy flowing in from the east? How will they drive their cars and run their industries? No, I think the Brits are full of sound and fury, and it signifize nothing. Putin has em over a barrel, so to speak. He’s no doubt having a good laugh over all of it.

    brh

    • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 6:46 am #

      “Britain still talking tough with Russia, but what can Britain really do about it?”

      That, brh, is why nothing happened after the Litvinenko case.And why Putin therefore has no worries at all about doing it again (whether or not he’s at the root of this particular incident).

      “How will they drive their cars and run their industries? No, I think the Brits are full of sound and fury, and it signifize nothing. Putin has em over a barrel, so to speak. He’s no doubt having a good laugh over all of it.”

      I think you’ll find I’ve pretty much said quite a lot of that – as I said, better to do your investigating on the quiet until you’re sure of your facts. It’s also why I suggested I’d settle for the incontrovertible truth coming out, rather than all the histrionics and tit for tat.

      There’s nothing Britain can do, basically. But I’d personally get some satisfaction from the smirk on Putin’s face being toned down a bit if he’s – again, incontrovertibly – shown up as a liar. A man who’s word means diddly isn’t much a man to me, despite his hundreds of billions. And if he’s shown to be a liar on this count, that will give some belated comfort to the relatives of people like Anna Politkovskaya.

      And a man who knows that people listening to him know his word means diddly is a diminished man, no matter what he can still do on the world stage.

      If it turned out to be the UK secret services at the bottom of this (which I still consider extremely unlikely) I hope people will be out on the streets in their millions. I’d certainly be there with them. Because ‘the Brits’ you’re talking about, are policitians, not ordinary citizens.

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 6:47 am #

        *much of a man*

      • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 7:34 am #

        And I see Putin got a record win. So *if* it was him behind the Skripal attack, that would make his actions a very good bet. Being accused of something and playing the falsely accused victim is a bit like benefiting from the own goal scored by your opponent calling your supporters Deplorables. It just rallies them more to your cause, which Putin is quite capable of having worked out in advance, being no dummy.

        So the question ‘why would he do that just before an election?’ has kind of answered itself.

        That and preventing your only realistic opponent from standing – job done.

        As a Russian citizen said last night, ‘politics no longer exists in Russia. The state exists only in the physical body of Vladimir Putin’.

        And yet people fall for it, just like the Stalin apologists did back in the day.

        But that doesn’t mean he was behind it – this time – it just shows that if he was, he was being his usual clever self. Take a bow, Vlad.

      • thwack March 19, 2018 at 7:46 am #

        “Britain still talking tough with Russia, but what can Britain really do about it?”

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

        yeah,

        in addition, if Britain gets a strong case of the ass with Russia, what is Germany supposed to do?

        Choose Britain over Russia, when Britain just chose to leave the EU?

        That Putin is a bad mother; shut yo mouth!

        • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:32 am #

          Well indeed, Thwack. Brexit looks increasingly insane with every passing minute.

          The UK government will huff and puff for a bit and may go in for some sanctions that will end up encouraging retaliation that will inflict even more harm on a Brexit-weakened country. And eventually we’ll go back to some kind of equilibrium of normality but with Brexit Britain more impoverished.

          Maybe we should ask frog-face Farage for some ideas. He offered his services as a go-between with Trump. I’m sure Vlad would be seriously terrified by him. Or maybe he’d just serve barbecued ‘cuisses de Farage’ to his mates and send a portion back in a Tupperware box to poor Treeza.

          And old empires have a built-in popularity problem, in a ‘be nice to people you meet on the way up, in case you meet them on the way down’ kind of way. You’ll find that too 🙂 .

  99. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 7:58 am #

    preventing your only realistic opponent from standing == GA

    Are you talking about Alexei Navalny, in Russia called Analny?

    No doubt that this little thieving pederast would do great with the Russian public.

    • GreenAlba March 19, 2018 at 9:43 am #

      Can’t see any information about that, Finca, but I did see previously that :

      “Navalny has been arrested many times by Russian authorities. He received two suspended sentences for alleged embezzlement in two separate cases… Both cases are considered to be fabrications in retaliation for his political activity and violated Navalny’s right to a fair trial, according to rulings by the European Court of Human Rights.”

      Still, he’s been luckier than Nemtsov. So far…

  100. FincaInTheMountains March 19, 2018 at 8:05 am #

    if Britain gets a strong case of the ass with Russia, what is Germany supposed to do? == thwack

    How about shutting up and start paying reparations for WWII and financing modern Nazi occupation of Ukraine?

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