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Forgive the barrage of movie metaphor, but there’s quite a bit of the 1944 classic Gaslight in here too — and sure, I’m not the first to notice. In that film, the wicked Charles Boyer manipulates his wife, played by Ingrid Bergman, into thinking she’s lost her marbles, in order to cover up his own crimes. That’s how I feel when I turn to The New York Times every morning — for instance, today’s edition, with the front-page story Trump Proxies Drop by Briefings on Use of F.B.I. Informant (which headline was actually changed on the landing page to Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant).

This mendacious exercise in manufacturing paranoia seeks to divert the public’s attention from the actual matter at hand, which is whether the highest higher-ups in the FBI will hand over documents to congressional committees who demanded them, as they are entitled to do by the constitution. Trump’s lawyers and General Kelly “dropped by” to remind the FBI officials that the president, as chief officer of the executive branch, has instructed the FBI mandarins to comply. In other words, the Newspaper of Record endeavors to distort the record of events. That’s disgraceful enough, but they are also abetting what appears more and more to be a case of mutiny with overtones of sedition.

After many months, the gaslight is losing its mojo and a clearer picture has emerged of just what happened during and after the 2016 election: the FBI, CIA, and the Obama White House colluded and meddled to tilt the outcome and, having failed spectacularly, then labored frantically to cover up their misdeeds with further misdeeds. The real election year crimes for which there is actual evidence point to American officials not Russian gremlins. Having attempted to incriminate Trump at all costs, these tragic figures now scramble to keep their asses out of jail.

I say “tragic” because they — McCabe, Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, Page, Ohr, et al — probably think they were acting heroically and patriotically to save the country from a monster, and I predict that is exactly how they will throw themselves to the mercy of the jury when they are called to answer for these activities in a court of law. Of course, they have stained the institutional honor of the FBI and its parent Department of Justice, but it is probably a healthier thing for the US public to maintain an extremely skeptical attitude about what has evolved into a malevolent secret police operation.

The more pressing question is how all this huggermugger gets adjudicated in a timely manner. Congress has the right to impeach agency executives like Rod Rosenstein and remove them from office. That would take a lot of time and ceremony. They can also charge them with contempt-of-congress and jail them until they comply with committee requests for documents. Mr. Trump is entitled to fire the whole lot of the ones who remain. But, finally, all this has to be sorted out in federal court, with referrals made to the very Department of Justice that has been a main actor in this tale.

The most mysterious figure in the cast is the MIA Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, who has become the amazing invisible man. It’s hard to see how his recusal in the Russia matter prevents him from acting in any way whatsoever to clean the DOJ house and restore something like operational norms — e.g. complying with congressional oversight — especially as the Russia matter itself resolves as a completely fabricated dodge. The story is moving very fast now. The Pequod is whirling around in the maelstrom, awaiting the final blow from the white whale’s mighty flukes.


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  1. lsjogren May 25, 2018 at 9:48 am #

    I believe it was Joe DeGenova on Tucker show the other day talking about how Crapper and the rest were “gaslighting” on the Muellergate matter.

    I had heard the term before but didn’t really have a grasp of what it referred to.

    Interesting to dig into this matter.

    • K-Dog May 25, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      The warm glow of gaslight makes things look better.

        • tahoe1780 May 25, 2018 at 11:49 am #

          Thanks

        • babbat May 26, 2018 at 4:11 am #

          Gaslighting is a active part of subversion. A call to insanity as the Devil. You can’t win when FBI are involved they’re like the praetorian guard . Right now I suspect they’re a bit pissed that someone like the “Hilarious” Hillary did’nt get in to sanctify the GMO corporate state. Oh well. I can’t predict the future but because the military industrial complex is going to sacrifice whatever freedoms the constitution has entitled people. AS the long emergency begins it’s heavy boots of Orwellian genius . Trump becomes like that failed General /King Saul offered for the shining star of David who will not materialize unless a genius commander of the stature of Napoleon comes abreast. But I think the NSA has stifled any serious competition but I eagerly await any poetic windfalls are going to emerge from the coming “DEEP STATE” of affairs!

    • outsider May 25, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

      Joe DeGenova should be made Attorney General. I think that Sessions will do nothing to help the President after the way that Trump publicly dressed him down on tweets on several occasions. Revenge is a dish best served cold.

      • pequiste May 25, 2018 at 5:48 pm #

        The incredibly vacuous Jeff “Just Say No” Sessons, after the dust settles, would be best served with an appointment as the U.S. ambassador to the Democratic Republic of The Congo.

        Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie would probably be a great and terrible Attorney General. At least he might try something more than using all the enormous power of the D.o.J. to stop the decriminalization/legalization of marijuana.

  2. 100th Avatar May 25, 2018 at 10:00 am #

    What exactly is Sessions doing?
    What has he done?

    Shrinking violet, milquetoast, wallflower

    Playing possum

    Ironically, the ongoing Mueller investigation is the only thing keeping Sessions employed.

    • Tate May 25, 2018 at 12:13 pm #

      James Clapper insisted the other day that he did not commit any crimes. This is a sign that President Trump has turned the tables on former top intel officials like Clapper who keep shifting his story on what happened during the 2016 campaign. He said back in March 2017 that there was no “wiretap” activity. Now he is saying that there was spying on the Trump campaign but that it was a good thing for Trump LOL because they were trying to make sure that there was no foreign infiltration into his campaign. Right. Megan McCain on “the View” asked Clapper about his lying in 2013 when he stated before Congress that millions of Americans were not being surveilled. His answer: “That was not a lie; I was thinking about something else.” What!!! Trump responded with a tweet calling Clapper a “lying machine.” Justifiably. And of course, Carlos Slim’s blog together with Jeff Bezos’s blog aids & abets this wide-spread carpet-bombing of falsehoods we are daily inundated with from these legacy outlets along with a gaggle of others. As for Sessions, when you’re neck-deep in alligators (and you’re 70+ years old so you have to take your nap every afternoon), it’s going to take a while to drain the swamp.

  3. Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 10:05 am #

    I find it interesting that the media in this country has at the same time lost its credibility, but kept its power. Its as if they all met in a room somewhere and agreed that as long as they don’t talk about the real crimes that were committed by Hillary and the Obama WH, it will all go away, so that the GGG can be shuffled off to club fed. I can remember assiduously reading the Times every day. Now I wouldn’t trust them to report fairly about a lost dog.

    • lsjogren May 25, 2018 at 10:19 am #

      What keeps the media going?

      There is a clique of bipolar progressives in this country who, outside of politics, are rational, generally highly educated, and career-successful.

      When it comes to politics, groupthink has reduced them to an IQ of 30 or lower, and they advocate dangerously ludicrous policy prescriptions for our country.

      But demographically, they are economically successful, and form a good target audience for commercial advertisers.

      Because of this, media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, that preach the nutty conspiracy theories of the left, have a solid and sustainable business model.

    • K-Dog May 25, 2018 at 10:23 am #

      Once was lost but now I am found.

      The media is without competition so of course they keep their power. As more power accumulates in fewer hands the advantages of competition in producing truth in media and fair market prices in everything else vanishes. Price and truth discovery fails.

      Is it gaslighting to suggest this fishy business over Trump and Red vs. Blue team collusions is like deciding between granite or quartz in a kitchen remodel for a house about to be foreclosed on? A kitchen remodel for a kitchen that won’t ever get used, by you.

      A wank in the wind.

      • pequiste May 25, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

        Go with the Formica; much cheaper.

    • hmuller May 25, 2018 at 10:25 am #

      Yes Jigplate, the media has no credibility; it has plummeting ratings. Yet someone keeps funding them to put out “the narrative” – that globalist collection of lies we are supposed to accept as reality.

      But let no one dare suggest there exists a “partnership” of corporate globalists, central bankers, media moguls, and other elitists united by an interest in pedophilia and other dark pursuits. Oh no, that’s just crazy conspiracy talk; and we all know there’s never been a conspiracy in the history of the planet!

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2018 at 10:27 am #

      The MSM outlets are all corporate and in the hands of a few major players, all by design. No surprise then that manufacturing consensus in the 21st century is pretty much automatic. That’s always been the plan since at least the latter half of the 1800’s, when the industrial war economy first began to hit its stride.

      • FallenHero May 25, 2018 at 11:27 am #

        All who are utterly beholden to Israel as well. Have you seen the news that south carolina now makes it illegal to criticize israel? So much for the 1st amendment.

        • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2018 at 11:35 am #

          Doubly crazy in the deep south protestant bible belt. But Christianity’s always been attached at the hip with Judaism for some odd reason. I guess the “protestant” wing ain’t so protestant after all. Savior cults do indeed make for all kinds of strange bedfellows.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

            Yes, if they would only read their Bibles instead of listening to those evil preachers in polyester suits. No one criticized the Judaism more ferociously than Jesus. He hated the Pharisee sect and they hated him and had him put to death in collusion with the Romans. Yet now many of his supposed followers do all but worship the Jewish State.

          • Petro May 25, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

            The “odd reason” many current Christians are “joined at the hip” with Jews & Israel is that the more wacko wing of Christianity needs them to help bring about the apocalyptic prophesies of the Bible. They actually hate the Jews, and believe they’re all destined to hell. (And both groups have a delusional attachment to the written ravings of violent Iron Age tribes.)

        • elysianfield May 25, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

          “. Have you seen the news that south Carolina now makes it illegal to criticize Israel”

          FH,
          Well…not exactly….

          aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/critics-denounce-south-carolina-anti-semitism-law-180513113108407.html

  4. swhite May 25, 2018 at 10:07 am #

    On a lighter note, I think I might have to start reading Mr. Kunstler’s column as a word-for-the-week exercise, in addition of course for its interest. I never have heard of, until this very day, hugger-mugger.

  5. George May 25, 2018 at 10:10 am #

    Meanwhile, there’s ongoing an economic forum in St. Petersburg. Attending are official delegations from hundreds of countries. Noticeably low profile though are the delegations from the US and UK.

    So why are the delegations from these two countries keeping a low profile? Would it be that their preferred form of capitalism, ruled by the schools of Neoliberal Economics, is all about commandeering all margins for decades, if not centuries to come, to the financial sector, isn’t what’s being discussed in St. Petersburg? Perhaps the theme of this forum is focused on Classical Economics which is more about building things up rather than tearing them down for the benefit of a select few? Maybe somebody’s taking exception to this? Who knows?

    • Luhrenloup May 25, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      What does the avatar say, George? Can’t blow it up to make out the words.

      • pequiste May 25, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

        There’s a Fleur-de-lis dead-center which immediately brands it as either Francophile, of Firenze, Italy, or formerly of the Boy Scouts of America. Any and all Western meanings are proscribed by the Left so you better watch out George.

  6. lsjogren May 25, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    My theory on Sessions:

    When he became AG he became immersed in a culture of deep staters. These became his peers. In order to be in the good graces of those loyal to the institutional culture he got hired into, while he did not join the cult outright, he did become mentally oriented toward deferring to them; letting them call the shots.

    In other words, he’s not enough of a fighter to challenge the corruption- he has largely surrendered to it.

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2018 at 10:22 am #

      He’s always resembled a weasel. I’m guessing he got picked on in HS, so he learned early the art of sucking up to get along with the mean boys.

    • RocketDoc May 25, 2018 at 10:43 am #

      Sesions is not that mentally adept and 70+ years old has not made him any smarter. He is probably feeling clueless, overstimulated in a trackless void…. He was my Senator so I had a meeting with him in 2012 about supporting our non-profit and he seemed particularly uninterested in anything that did not “support our soldiers”.

      • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2018 at 11:38 am #

        That’s where the money’s at. The bottomline for DC pols is to get re-elected and stay on the corrupt money train for as long as possible.

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

          Right.

          Plus, they always have that week in Bohemian Grove to look forward to. Don’t ask where the hell they all go to between 1 and 4 am while they are there though, however. I don’t think you’d get an answer.

          • abbybwood May 27, 2018 at 1:17 am #

            Ah, yes. The Bohemian Grove escapades.

            Coming up soon I believe at their enclave on The Russian River.

            “The Cremation of Care” happens on the first night where they parade around a lake in costumes carrying a coffin which supposedly holds “care”.

            Then they put it on a bonfire by a large owl and burn it.

            I hear there are lots of prostitutes in the Gurneville area coming up soon.

            Even “God” probably doesn’t know what they are up to between 1 and 4 a.m.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 12:55 pm #

      Makes sense. Put him among Klansmen and he become a Klansman. Among Black Nationalists, a pale Black Nationalist, etc. He is a chameleon, a mirror that takes on the color of his environment. Zelig!

      • outsider May 25, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

        Trump tweeted at least once that, if he had known that Sessions was going to recuse himself on the Russia probe, he would not have appointed him in the first place. Just listening to the man talk for a minute should have convinced Trump that Sessions wasn’t up for the job. But Trump must have felt that he owed old Jeff, as Sessions was the first sitting Senator to publicly endorse him. Rudy Giuliani told Hannity in an interview that he was offered the AG job first, but turned it down, and now regrets his decision – he was holding out for Secretary of State. I’m not a big Rudy fan, but an old lamp shade would be just as effective as Sessions. If no Sessions, then no Mueller.

  7. Ol' Scratch May 25, 2018 at 10:20 am #

    I say “tragic” because they — McCabe, Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, Page, Ohr, et al — probably think they were acting heroically and patriotically to save the country from a monster, and I predict that is exactly how they will throw themselves to the mercy of the jury when they are called to answer for these activities in a court of law.

    That’s assuming the courts aren’t fixed as well, by no means a fair assumption these days. As much has been revealed about the workings of the “deep state” these past many months, what we still don’t know dwarfs it in comparison. The great machine’s gears are still turning over this whole mess, and who among us can possibly know at this point what sort of counterintuitive and contemptible results it will eventually spit out?

    As for me, the only prosecution I think we’ll see will be Trump, and I’d put that at no more than 50/50. Once he gets past the midterms it’s probably not worth the effort, as they’ve got him pretty much hamstrung already. The primary benefit of all this nonsense is as subterfuge to enable the myriad other instances of open corruption proceeding apace, so Trump will have served his purpose as a valuable contributor to all that, regardless of whether anyone in the Beltway actually “likes” him or not.

    • JohnAZ May 25, 2018 at 11:39 am #

      The courts are the primary arm of power for the Left now and as such are not the impartial bodies they are supposed to be. It still slays me that a Federal Judge in Hawaii can block actions from the executive branch over all the US.

      • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

        New word for America in the the 21st century ” Kritocracy”:

        vdare.com/articles/another-kritarch-strikes-at-immigration-enforcement

        I remember calling this the day after Trump won the election. As the social(ist) studies teachers were literally wailing in the hallway, many students in my school who were recent immigrants were fretting about how the Donald and his jack booted thugs were going to kick down their doors that night. I told them not to worry , that Trump would be so buried in federal lawsuits, that he wouldn’t find his way out of them for a hundred years.

    • ozone May 25, 2018 at 11:48 am #

      Ol’ Scratch,
      I think the entirety of the Trump kerfuffle provides a nice cover for all the rackets to roll along (and accelerate) without too much fear of exposure.

      As far as the judicial system goes, the Court of Appeals is where the *real* power lies, and these have been nicely stacked with neo-liberal, neo-con, corporate satraps and sycophants. The concerted effort to bring about this nefarious state of affairs was handily accomplished during the Cheney administration. Success, security and satisfaction for the corporate police state; hip, hip, hurrah!

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

      On Infowars the other day, Roger Stone said Trump may not run in 2020. Maybe that’s the deal that will be made: a draw or push with no one going down. There’s no guarantee he would win again in any case since he has revealed himself to be a Globalist as well, though perhaps a more moderate one. And that is simply unacceptable to the Elite who are used to getting absolutely everything they want, the people and nation be damned.

    • Exscotticus May 27, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

      Once he gets past the midterms it’s probably not worth the effort, as they’ve got him pretty much hamstrung already.

      That’s assuming the Dems win. It seems more likely that Trump will be “re-elected” this fall.

  8. Elrond Hubbard May 25, 2018 at 10:25 am #

    Pamphlets circulating in Plattsburgh, NY, offer how-to instructions on border crossing

    globalnews.ca/news/4228470/asylum-seekers-pamphlets-plattsburgh-border/

    “A pamphlet being circulated in New York state that explains how to cross the Canada-U.S. border between legal checkpoints made waves on Parliament Hill Thursday, with the Conservatives saying the leaflet is the direct result of Justin Trudeau’s immigration policy.

    “The pamphlet, first reported on by French-language television network TVA, is being handed out in bus stations and hotels in Plattsburgh, New York, a city 25 kilometres from the border that has become a final jumping-off point for asylum seekers.

    “It goes into detail about how to reach the border near Quebec’s Roxham Road, how much the taxi ride should cost (no more than US$77.50, and a number to call if the cabbie tries to charge more), what to expect from the RCMP when you reach the crossing point, and how to respond.

    “The pamphlet also includes contact information for legal aid in Canada, and explains the loophole in the Safe Third Country Agreement, which is at the heart of why over 27,500 people have opted to cross away from a legal checkpoint over the past 18 months.

    “It notes that if an asylum seeker heads to an official border crossing, it can result in being turned back to the U.S., then detention and deportation.”

    Get yours now.

    • K-Dog May 25, 2018 at 10:42 am #

      Is the organization publishing the pamphlet.

    • K-Dog May 25, 2018 at 10:43 am #

      oops, plattsburghcares.org/

      • Elrond Hubbard May 25, 2018 at 11:07 am #

        Thanks for that, K-Dog. Get yours now..

        • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

          As if they would let American Whites do what non-Whites are encouraged to do.

          Australia is the only country that is welcoming the endangered White South Africans at all.

          • Elrond Hubbard May 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

            The migrants in question are requesting asylum, specifically on the basis that they face harm if they are returned to their home country. The Canadian government determines whether or not to grant asylum by evaluating each claim on its merits.

            Regarding the situation of whites in South Africa, there’s a story going around that white farmers specifically are being targeted for racially motivated torture attacks and murders. Individual stories certainly are horrific, and needless to say I deplore all violence and call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice. But when you look at what’s actually known about these kinds of attacks, it’s a mixed picture. Statistics reported by the S.A. police indicate levels of such violence have been holding steady over the past decade or more, while both AfriForum and the Transvaal Agricultural Union report a significant increase from around 2012-2016.

            I wasn’t able to find anything recent about such attacks specifically targeting whites. (Horrific anecdotes don’t count; only real data that covers the entire country.) The article I linked identifies a political/racist motive for all of 2% of cases, while 89% were plain robberies. But that only covers the few years up to 2001 — I found no information confirming attacks targeting whites specifically have increased since then. However, the latest Amnesty International report (a source I trust to be impartial and thorough, unlike Janos) makes no mention of such attacks. It does note allegations of threats and harassment by a political party, Black First Land.

            All of this is suggestive, and worth keeping an eye on. But it falls far short of showing that white South Africans as a group are endangered. In any case, people from South Africa are as entitled to seek asylum in Canada, and to make their case that they face harm in their home countries, as anyone else. If Janos contends the Canadian government is refusing just asylum claims by anyone, let him prove it.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

            Do you also deny that Black Leaders sing the “Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer” song at tribal gatherings? Even you beloved Mandela? And that the plans are afoot to push all Whites off the land without compensation? And that many desire a genocide against Whites?

            If so, you are misinformed and/or delusional.

          • Exscotticus May 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm #

            For those waiting for stats from groups like AI, what’s their record on reporting crimes against whites? None whatsoever. Why they likely even support Affirmative Action. Certainly the ACLU supports it. So they’re hardly an unbiased authority of truth.

            The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of truth race. — John Roberts

          • Elrond Hubbard May 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

            Exscotticus, there’s at least one scholar who agrees with you: Gregory Stanton, founder and president of Genocide Watch, who wrote:

            “We are appalled at the indifference of the ‘politically correct’ human rights groups such as Amnesty International, which refused to call the genocide in Rwanda a genocide until very late in the killing, and even then refused to take any action because ‘it was outside Amnesty International’s mandate.’ …

            “Boer farmers should expect no assistance from human rights groups or from Western European or American liberals. They should be prepared to defend themselves, and be ready to leave South Africa. Racists like Julius Malema are taking control of the African National Congress, and they are not being stopped by the current leaders. If they are not prevented from gaining power, genocidal violence will afflict South Africa as it has Zimbabwe.” (Link.)

            Julius Malema is a South African politician. His Wikipedia article links to a column characterizing him as a racial nationalist. Malema is also quoted making inflammatory remarks such as “We are not calling for the slaughter of white people‚ at least for now”. To which I say, thank god for small favours, and that puts him on my shit list right alongside all the people Janos likes — and for the same reasons.

            At this point I’m quite prepared to believe you’re correct, Exscotticus. The people at Amnesty International and other organizations can have their biases too (without endangering my serene confidence that they are still, and by far, more impartial and thorough than the likes of Janos Skorenzy). The truth always bears watching, and bearing witness.

    • JohnAZ May 25, 2018 at 11:36 am #

      Maybe the end result will be the settlement of Central Americans into the northern expanses of Canada where they came co mingle with the Inuits.

      • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 1:29 pm #

        no. They aren’t interested in Canada.

        Most of the people crossing (not all but most) from Minnesota here into Manitoba were some kind of African variant.

        They can have as many muslims as they want. And MS-13 types. They can have all them too.

        • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm #

          cbc.ca/news/politics/spike-in-gun-and-gang-violence-in-canada-has-experts-worried-1.4564643

          connections?

          It’s all coincidence, right. Gotta be. 🙂

          • Elrond Hubbard May 25, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

            I’ve read the entire article, looking for references to foreign influence having anything to do with gun violence. All I could find was the observation that about 50% of gun violence in Canada is committed with guns smuggled in from the United States.

            From where I’m sitting, that implicates you and your country, PeteAtomic, more than anyone from Central America. Or any African variant.

          • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

            yeah the article mentions 8 gangs active in Ottawa, but not who they were, which was an interesting omission

            “Ottawa[edit]
            Major crime groups in Ottawa involve White/Irish gangs, biker gangs, Arab street gangs, and East Asian crime groups. Many other crime groups also exist, mainly Lebanese and Somali. In Ottawa, by the early twentieth century, drive-by shootings were rare and most gang activity involved narcotic distribution.[26][27]”

            that’s according to Wikipedia about gangs in Canada.

          • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 6:11 pm #

            gangs aren’t going to take the effort to smuggle guns from Africa or C. America to Canada. That doesn’t make any sense. Particularly when the gangs in the US are essentially privately owned armies.

            Maybe Canada will get better acquainted with these gangs in the near future.

          • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 6:33 pm #

            “I’ve read the entire article, looking for references to foreign influence having anything to do with gun violence. …from where I’m sitting, that implicates you and your country,”

            so, there is foreign influence in Canada. (?) right

      • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 1:32 pm #

        I’m hoping that when the wall is built, the gangbangers will head north to Free Everything land.

        It’s a possibility. Because if they can’t go south anymore, then Toronto and Vancouver will be their next bases of operation.

      • malthuss May 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

        E meximoes or emiskimoes.

    • elysianfield May 25, 2018 at 11:54 am #

      Elrond,
      …And now we must ask our Canadian friends…

      “How do you like it now, Gentlemen?”

      • Elrond Hubbard May 25, 2018 at 3:37 pm #

        I don’t. If you all would learn how to keep your gun jones in your pants, there would be fewer around to get smuggled over here where they’re not wanted.

        • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

          Why doesn’t Trudeau’s gov’t simply ban all guns? Wouldn’t that solve the problem of gangs in Canada getting their firearms?

          Obviously, somebody wants the guns there. You may not want them, but there are Canadian citizens who do, so.

          We all know that Canadians are upright, orderly, law abiding people. So, I don’t know what the problem is. 😉

          • Exscotticus May 27, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

            Moreover, simply banning all firearms will definitely stop criminals from acquiring them. Hopefully criminals won’t turn to knives or autos, but if they do, those can be banned as well.

    • Tate May 25, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

      Why are you highjacking the comments section so early? Clearly Open Society Foundation dollars at work here. The smell of Soros is strong this Friday morning.

    • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

      sweet. I’m gonna drop those all over the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis.

      I’ve heard there is a big dearth of Lyft drivers in Winnipeg, so .

  9. Phutatorius May 25, 2018 at 10:34 am #

    I remember an amusing chapter in Moby-Dick (the book and not the movie) called “Fast Fish and Loose Fish.” I think you are playing pretty fast and loose with your Moby Dick metaphor. And as an admirer of the unabridged, lengthy, digressive and dark book itself, I feel a bit offended. Too many Americans, unfortunately, are familiar only with the movie, or with shortened versions of the book.

    • pequiste May 25, 2018 at 6:09 pm #

      This classic of American cinema, “Moby Dick”, with Gregory Peck providing an astonishingly brooding, obsessed, and finally enraged Captain Ahab, brings Melville’s masterpiece to life and makes it approachable for a mass audience. Remember, Phut, many people cannot or care not to read, even great works from towering figures of the American Transcendentalist tradition.

      The scene in the cabin with Ahab and Starbuck (not to be confused with a confused racist coffee chain of the same name) is masterful. Ahab’s greatest line is searing there and still appropriate here, in the discussion of the toxic cesspool of the Deep State:

      youtube.com/watch?v=d9uo0I9fZ4I

      It bears repeating – “…it is the Thing behind the mask I chiefly hate.”

  10. Georges1202 May 25, 2018 at 10:40 am #

    Always a big disappointment when I bring up the newest CFN and see that Jim has decided to wallow in this bullshit once again.

    Oh well, at least he does CFN twice a week now, so I eagerly wait for the next one.

    • akmofo May 25, 2018 at 10:48 am #

      Try CNN.

    • 100th Avatar May 25, 2018 at 11:50 am #

      “Always a big disappointment when I bring up the newest CFN and see that Jim has decided to wallow in this bullshit once again.”

      Even though it’s always a disappointment, you come to… wallow.

      What a f*****g simpleton

    • elysianfield May 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

      Georges,
      …JHK is our Ishmael…he follows and reports the shit-storm that is at issue so we don’t have to….

      Due to excessive demagoguery and lack of veracity by the MSM, I have not found the interest to parse the issue at hand…Our host does so, and provides an encapsulation of the issue that I can accept without issue.

      “…Some years ago-never mind how long precisely…Having found little or no money in my purse…”

      • Sean Coleman May 25, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        Yes, life is too short to follow their deceitful manoeuvres. When one lie is rumbled they replace it with two more. Nobody can keep up.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm #

      The Truth hurts, eh George? Your heroes and heroine are getting skewered.

  11. sprawlcapital May 25, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    The NYT newsroom, like most, is being taken over by Millenials, who, like their younger siblings of Generation Z, are barely able to use the English language. Brought up viewing screens, to them reading is optional. They consider their job done if they have filled a page with words, no matter how the words are arranged (grammar, what’s that??), or what they mean.

    To this illiteracy I attribute the misleading NYT headlines our host cites today, not to a calculated attempt to deceive.

    Today’s youth are human of course–I have compassion for them–but they are very limited in the use to which they have put their human abilities.

    Most cannot produce clear handwriting, not even numerals; cannot write their signature in cursive; and have trouble doing simple arithmetic without a calculator. They probably could not tell you the years of the Civil War. or of the world wars. They are unable to speak without verbal crutches such as “like” and “sort of”. But their classrooms have technology.

    Neil Postman wrote about the dumbing-down effects of television on our culture more than 30 years ago in Amusing Ourselves to Death. That was before Facebook and smartphones. It’s much worse now.

    Maybe I’m wrong, and the NYT newsroom is staffed with the few literate Millenials. (There must be some of those, somewhere.) And these competent writers are under orders from their editors to sabotage Trump. I admit, it could be.

    • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      Along those same lines, As a teacher , I just cannot get used to the near complete inability of most of my students to read the analog clock that is on the wall. They ask me “what time is it” , and when I point to the clock , all I get is a blank stare.

      • 100th Avatar May 25, 2018 at 11:43 am #

        People once read sundials and candle clocks.

        • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

          I can read a sundial

          • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

            in addition , I can also read a compass, and many years ago , I learned to use a sextant

      • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm #

        That sounds worse than I thought. What grade?

        • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

          High school

          • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

            White and Asian kids too? If so, sad indeed. And very strange. But putting little kids in front of computers and babies in front of the TV is obviously a disaster, so why be surprised I guess.

  12. akmofo May 25, 2018 at 10:59 am #

    As Ari Fleischer points out, none of this commie spying and criminal entrapment could occur without Obama’s explicit authorization:

    youtu.be/iMcpRmoxIPk?t=4m31s

    • Ol' Scratch May 25, 2018 at 11:45 am #

      Quite a few sources pointing that out now. All fingers point to O! Just call it the Clinton put, although it looks like it might yet turn into a putsch!

      • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

        Did you hear about the big Netflix deal? Him and Michelle are going to make movies. No doubt with White Nationalist and Patriot themes….

        • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

          “No doubt with White Nationalist and Patriot themes….’

          well, unconsciously of course Janos. I’m sure they operate on many levels without any reason why, so

        • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

          what level of consciousness does racism operate on, anyhow? Is it conscious, subconscious, unconscious, or semi-conscious?

          I don’t recall.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 11:23 pm #

            Thomas Wolfe echoes Jack London when he calls it “the call of the Blood”. Unconscious and Sub-Conscious in healthy normal people. Fully conscious in the Nobles or in any healthy Elite.

        • malthuss May 25, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

          See Drudge, NF not biggest propaganda, bigger than Marvel and Disney.

        • draupnir May 25, 2018 at 5:06 pm #

          Janos, you can hardly overestimate my delight when I discovered Mr. Kunstler’s blog was a wilder place than I had originally supposed from the genteel discourse higher up the board. It was like walking into an upscale bar and finding you way in the back holding onto a stripper pole and twirling the tassels of your little swastika pasties, just quivering impotently and eager for notice. All I had to do was stroke you just the tiniest bit with a rather mild rebuke and my God, didn’t you just go off like a firecracker. Was it good for you? It was good for me. Then I zipped, snapped and buckled my belt leaving you all sticky. Metaphorically speaking, there’s something to be said for a quickie up against the wall.

          How do you like being dominated by a woman? I know you don’t care much for our race either. Its really too bad that all those vaginae are attached to real people with teeth.While I understand a good one is expensive, have you considered one of those anatomically correct Japanese dolls. I’m assuming they never talk back and hardly ever bite.

          If you would prefer that I desist from drilling down into your data you can apologize to me now and we can ignore each other in the future.

          • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

            “Was it good for you? It was good for me. Then I zipped, snapped and buckled my belt leaving you all sticky. ”

            ah, gross, yucky, bleh bleh

            stop it lol

            🙂

          • elysianfield May 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

            Draupnir,

            Excellent!

      • PeteAtomic May 25, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

        “Just call it the Clinton put, although it looks like it might yet turn into a putsch!”

        You mean, The Night of the Long Suit pants??

  13. Paulo May 25, 2018 at 11:05 am #

    If I didn’t know better I would assume from reading your posts this past year that Trump holds your mortgage.

    Certainly, the FBI has been proven in the past to overstep and infiltrate. Think back to the anti-war movement, MLK, etc. And yes, corporations own the political process and all of her bombastic minions, but Trump is quite simply a goddamn lying fool who might very well inadvertantly kill millions of people in proving to a long lost Daddy and Mommy that he has some human value and worth, afterall. Obama was a Wall Street tool, okay…we all get that. He obviously backed the corrupt Clintons over Trump. However, it’s a bit of an unproven stretch to assume a vast conspiracy to instruct the FBI and Justice Dept to derail Trump and simply continue the harassment through the Mueller investigation.

    Facts we are al now becoming numb to:
    *Trump lies constantly, always has and probably always will….. most likely due to some toxic mix of psychopathies.
    *Trump is a narcissist with a capital N.
    *Trump has sexual and relationship failings. (Bareback a porn star with a new mother at home?) Cum on, already.
    *Trump is not very smart.
    *Trump most likely has been financed into surviving by Russian ‘investors’.
    *Trump’s family/spawn are disgusting.
    *Trump is disloyal to everyone, except himself.
    *Trump is an embarrasment of a President, everyday and all day.

    There is more and maybe some good things. Does he pet puppies?

    Perhaps he will simply blow the whole damn ‘experiment’ up and you folks can start all over again; bump stocks vrs. pointing fingers-Tennessee vrs. New York City. Just quit fucking with the World already. Take your over-seas military bases and set them up at home, 4 per state on top of what already exists. Or better yet, get rid of the charade and let the Brass officially take power from the CEOs. Perhaps then the USA might have some universal health care coverage, even if its only at VA hospitals.

    The Country is sliding down the toilet while touting a supposedly ‘great economy’. You mentioned Moby Dick and have done so many times before. It’s apt. As the USA continues to flail, hopefully, the rest of the World can stand by at a safe distance. What a whimpering patrhetic end.

    My long dead pop was a WW2 vet farm boy from Minnesota. He served in Patton’s 7th, and was at Normandy for Day 3 and onwards. He won a Broze star for capturing and securing a couple dozen german soldiers, by himself (while returning to base from a poker game). I’m glad, glad he is not alive to see this. He would be ashamed of how it turned out.

    regards and good luck.

    • Paulo May 25, 2018 at 11:08 am #

      Excuse the typos…I was pissed.

    • JohnAZ May 25, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      Trump is not very smart? Only smart enough to start the destruction of the Deep State in DC.

    • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 11:35 am #

      What ashames me is the scarcity of rectitude on the part of most of our erstwhile “leaders”. Ben Shapiro pointed out recently that Trump appears almost magical in his ability to get the Overton window set to support anything and anyone that Trump bashes – case in point, Nancy Pelosi babbling about the “spark of divinity” after Trump called out MS13 as being “animals”. This is a group that has cut the beating hearts from living human victims. If Trump insults Kim Jong Ill, the media and talking heads support Kim, if Trump bashes Iran, they support them. If Trump insulted satanists, CNN the NYT and James Clapper would have a few good words to say about the devil.

      Our host has made very clear that he does not like Trump. I am not overly fond of him myself on a personal level, although I support some aspects of his agenda ( Ironically , I thought Obama was a much more likable character although I thought that he was ineffectual as a president) What our host is after is something that no longer exists in America- the Truth. This is something that the media simply cannot do.

      • Sean Coleman May 25, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

        “This is something that the media simply cannot do.”

        “That having been said, it is still somewhat astonishing that any intelligent journalist can commit himself, three times in the course of as many paragraphs, to the view that the primary purpose of journalism is ‘telling the truth’.”

        richardwebster.net/jersey1.htm

    • marcus1 May 25, 2018 at 11:57 am #

      Exactly Paulo, this isn’t gas lighting, this is an idiot savant con-artist thrashing through his middle act. There were tens of contacts between Trump and his minions with the Russians before any investigation was started. It’s illegal to get foreign assistance in your campaign in the US.
      So what is the complaint? You don’t like that law?

      Waiting patiently for the final act, the release of the Mueller Report. That’s when the lying will get frenetic.

      Jim why keep reading the New York Times? Masochism? We all knew it was a propaganda rag when they helped get us into the Iraq war.

    • Petro May 25, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

      Paulo… I think there are many long time Kunstler readers (20+ years for me) who are confounded by many of his essays over the past several months. One concludes he has become comfortable with outlandish conspiracy theories, and just fine with some of the powerful taking an “anything goes and nothing matters” approach to the law, governance, and social conduct. What’s next—enthusiastic promotion of ugly strip malls in apple orchards and neck tattoos?!

      He will protest this assessment, but a writer cannot be the arbiter of what his readers perceive, any more than an artist can dictate what any particular viewer sees in a painting.

      • James Howard Kunstler May 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

        Really surprising that a few of you have no problem with the politicization and hijacking of the FBI and CIA, and the arrantly dishonest behavior that entailed. They have become, in effect, a secret police operation. Do you think that’s okay? — JHK

        • malthuss May 25, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

          In the 1990s, I heard that the Cs killed off their enemies.
          I didnt believe it.

          Now, with the ‘Body Count’ at 100-150, I cannot not believe.
          Sometimes 3-5 are killed in a month.

          There is even a ‘Body Count’ song on You tube.

        • Walter B May 25, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

          It is very disturbing Jim for I am seeing more and more people that absolutely do not care about anything at all anymore. Apathy is rampant in our failed, self-centered poor excuse for a society. Is there even a cure for “I just don’t care”? .

          • Epicur May 25, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

            “Is there even a cure for “I just don’t care”? .”

            There are two ways to cure it.

            1. Delude yourself into thinking you can control an out of control situation. (Lose your head with the rest of the world)

            2. Have patience, find the things you can control, and apply yourself to them.

            Right now we live in the early stages of a slow motion train wreck. Enormous forces are at play and the momentum is irresistible.

          • pequiste May 25, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

            I don’t know about a cure Walter, but the illness is not solely a contemporary malady. During the Roaring Twenties, many folks were doing so terrific in an environment of U.S. supremacy, Wall Street exuberance and political numbnuttedness i.e. Calvin Coolidge, that a very popular tune from those times fits the Zietgeist of today, what you are talking about, to a “T”!

            youtube.com/watch?v=ej1ilMD_bFg

            Harry Reser rules!

        • capt spaulding May 26, 2018 at 8:57 am #

          You are right, James, but the sewage Wash. is covered in has grown so much, there doesn’t seem to be any way to contain it anymore. From the Congress, to the presidency, to the rest of the government, polarization and corruption abound. Just standing back and looking at the whole mess, apparently I’m gonna have a front row seat while I watch this country go down the tubes, a victim of it’s own citizenry. With the help of the Oligarchs of course. Thinking that we can get back to normalcy and resolve these problems, looks like magical thinking to me. I’d like to be wrong, but I haven’t seen any signs of returning to sanity lately. If you don’t think we’ve gone crazy, look at what we have for a president.

        • Petro May 26, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

          It’s distressing to see so many otherwise intelligent people falling for an as-yet unfounded conspiracy charge—a distraction which Trump and his kleptocratic corporate allies are delighted to see working. Meanwhile, regulations are gutted, people are poisoned, laws ignored with impunity, corruption runs rampant, international relations are becoming wobbly or outright dangerous, local police forces increasingly militarized, etc.

          I believe you guys are obsessively barking up the wrong tree (staring at a Cheshire Cat?) while the real varmints are busy behind your backs.

          • Petro May 26, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

            And speaking of police states… have you listened to Trump these past two years?? That guy would absolutely LOVE a police state—as long as he could control it.

        • sophia May 26, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

          What has happened, JHK, is not that you have changed, but that a certain cohort among the liberal class have lost their minds, lost their moral compass and really, lost the plot.

        • daveed May 26, 2018 at 10:55 pm #

          “Really surprising that a few of you have no problem with the politicization and hijacking of the FBI and CIA, and the arrantly dishonest behavior that entailed. They have become, in effect, a secret police operation. Do you think that’s okay? — JHK”

          No, not okay. But it’s not new. I don’t think it’s possible to list all the ‘indiscretions’ of the above mentioned agencies. Maybe MLK, Allende, Mossadegh could weigh in on this.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:47 pm #

      Yeah, really. Many British veterans of WW2 regret their service. They said they wouldn’t have fought if they knew the Elite were going to turn Britain over to Islam. And did American veterans fight and die to turn America over to Non-Whites? Apparently so. An utter betrayal.

      • Walter B May 26, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

        Sorry Janos but America has not been turned over to any other group, it has just degraded to the point where it is now being assaulted by other groups because of its weakness. Self-centered, pleasure seeking decadents, who know not how to work to maintain a society cannot possibility defend this or any nation from any onslaught from without, much less from within AND without at the same time. What you are seeing is Darwin’s Theory at its finest.

    • hmuller May 25, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

      Paulo, do you actually read what you write? It sounds like a long string of childish, play ground taunts and insults. Trump is not smart, disloyal, lying, narcissistic, a whore banger, an embarrassment – and an overall “poopy-head”, with a “disgusting” family.

      Do you have one charge of legal violations justifying the deep state removing a duly elected, sitting President? Apparently, you think these globalist backed pedophiles and traitors should have veto power over the American voter.

      Yes, the country is a mess – because the deep state you support messed it up, creating a total surveillance police state. But oh how they are shitting blood now that the apparatus is turned around and used against them. “We see all; we hear all” can be a bitch.

      By the way, your story about your “Pop” single handedly capturing two dozen Germans – sounds a little like it’s grown in the retelling,
      But clearly you’ll believe anything you want to believe.

  14. Newton Finn May 25, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    These days, when one is SHOCKED if something goes right or someone does right, from whence comes the hope that any of the illegal actions surrounding the presidential election will reach some sort of catharsis? All I can imagine is that the Pequod will continue to send harpoons into the white whale, while it continues to batter its bleeding body against the ship. Thus has come to the homeland its penchant for perpetual war. Eventually, I suppose, the ship will come apart, the whale will bleed out, and both will sink together into the sea of history. No conceivable winner here, because reality is not a novel. Just pathetic players in a losing game and spectators with nothing better to do than watch it.

    • JohnAZ May 25, 2018 at 11:29 am #

      One thing that will sink the Pequod and save the whale is a repudiation of the Progressive movement this fall in the ballot box. The loss of the ability to impeach Trump and the continuing deletion of Deep State operatives from D.C. Will cause a major eruption of reaction from the Left financed by Georgie Porgie and his globalist allies. And the political salvation of the Constitution.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        And the so called conservative movement (which conserves nothing) must be repudiated as well. Consider: one of the key aspects of the Communist narrative is an extreme individualism as in people have the right to go wherever they want. Countries and borders are just fictions, etc. Can you see how the two narratives are reinforcing each other? Business loves this as they get cheap workers and they get to do what they want as well. Socialism then comes to rescue to take care of their slaves.

  15. JohnAZ May 25, 2018 at 11:22 am #

    These people are the enemies of the United States. They want dissolution of the individual is no. One concept that is embodied in the Constitution. They want the government making all the decisions. They want the elimination of individual liberty. They are the enemy of what America stands for. Why? Power. Period.

    I am currently half way through “Killing the Deep State” by Jerome Corsi, the Washington bureau chief for Infowars.com. It is a good synopsis of what has happened over the last two years in Washington as is alarming. What the Clintonoids have been able to do relative to consolidating power for themselves and their international taskmasters is amazing. We came dangerously close to the elimination of the American ideal of individual liberty and the responsibility that goes along with it. This progressive element needs to be shown the door here and told to take their New World Order politics elsewhere.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

      There can be no individualism as you understand it. It’s a purely destructive force. Remember Culture is upstream from politics – and American had a Christian culture that restrained such rampant individualism to some extent at least. And Race is upstream from Culture….

      And unfortunately, what was possible when we were three million people in a continent ripe for the plucking, inhabited by stone age savages who had no chance against us, is no longer possible. Yet the ideology of “easy pickins” remains.

      If a lifeboat holds 25 people, does the 26th person have a “right” to get on? Don’t answer: think. Physical reality matters. And what has already happened has an influence on what is now possible – rights be damned.

  16. JohnAZ May 25, 2018 at 11:56 am #

    Another school shooting this AM. Nobelsville, Indiana. A quick acting teacher swatted the gun away from the shooter. Two injured, kudos to that teacher.

    • pequiste May 25, 2018 at 6:23 pm #

      Compulsory death penalty to all convicted school shooters, mass-murderers, and terrorists! Tell your elected officials to fucking do something already.

      • sophia May 26, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

        But isn’t it just too convenient that they usually kill themselves and are therefore not available for analysis?

        Is it only me who doesn’t find these shootings all that believable? Is it only me who thinks the deep state is at war with the US population and that this is their method to get gun control?

  17. wm5135 May 25, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

    ” The primary benefit of all this nonsense is as subterfuge to enable the myriad other instances of open corruption proceeding apace,” Ol’ Scratch

    See above – Paulo, Georges1202 ????? The GGG has single handedly pulled back the curtain exposing the corruption that engulfs our nation and we should just look the other way because he’s not Franics of Assisi? You boys fishing in the toilet too?

    K-Dog is certain that the citizens of the U.S. will not have a “road to Damascus” moment. There will at least be some footnotes in history to explain how the “they hate us because of our freedom” delusion reached it’s zenith, and the exceptional remained in delusion.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm #

      Well said. They can’t let go of their attachment. To the Liberal, it’s always 1968. They are always getting clubbed over the head by thugs as they put flowers in gun barrels. Nixon is always the ultimate evil and they are always the ultimate good. They can’t admit their shit stinks too.

  18. FincaInTheMountains May 25, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    none of this commie spying and criminal entrapment could occur without Obama’s explicit authorization == mofo

    That is assuming that Obama was in full control of the US Government, including so called “intelligence” community.

    As if the Deep State was urgently created right after November 2016 elections.

    For some reason, still nobody even entertain my theory that Obama was overthrown by Hillary on June 10, 2016 – the day “his” endorsement of Hillary Clinton as Democratic nominee appeared on Clinton’s Web site.

    • akmofo May 25, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

      Regardless of whether Obama called the shots or just rubber stamped them, he was in the loop. Without his official authority this couldn’t have happened.

      • akmofo May 25, 2018 at 3:11 pm #

        Obama’s weaponization of government started with the IRS. This bad behavior by Obama isn’t anything new, Mountains Finc.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 2:53 pm #

      As if Hillary has absolute power. She let Trump win, right? To fool people?

  19. Sean Coleman May 25, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    The hilarious thing is that they have been accusing Trump of doing the gaslighting.

    nytimes.com/2016/09/27/magazine/the-reverse-gaslighting-of-donald-trump.html

    I heard of this first in Asa Wikforss’s amazing (amazingly bad, that is) Alternativa Fakta about how ordinary people are being manipulated by shadowy but immensely powerful (that should be Powerful) demagogues. The Swedish philosopher, on the basis of laughably thin evidence, is concerned that people are losing faith in the experts (like herself, ‘a professional philosopher) and are as a result easy targets for the ‘authoritarian’ Trump, who has been gaslighting them all along.

    Wikforss was also the first to tip me off about the wicked Donald’s inability to tell the truth. So I looked up the NYT and the Washington Post for their running total of his lies. And guess what…

    These geniuses are so clever and perceptive.

    • Q. Shtik May 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

      your husband has dyslexia (it does not exist) – Sean C. commenting on a GreenAlba comment

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

      Sorry Sean and all others…I’m still trying to catch up on the prior blog thread.

      I would like to know the basis for your statement that dyslexia “does not exist.” The new boss I acquired and endured for the final 6 or 7 years of my working career was a classic dyslexic – a priest and a rabbi walked into a bra – not to mention, although I will, the most ADHD afflicted adult I have ever met. It’s a crime to put such people in charge of other people. He told me several times with a straight face that he was brilliant (not to imply that a dyslexic person could not be brilliant). I refer to this heinous person as Mot Sregdor in order to protect and/or condemn both the innocent and the guilty. Although not an example of dyslexia, I must have corrected Mot’s spelling of “tomarrow” several hundred times over the years. You would think a brilliant person would pick up on this after the first hundred corrections, or so.

      And as for dyslexia, don’t even get me started on my brother-in-law……………………..or his sister, my wife.

      • Sean Coleman May 25, 2018 at 3:08 pm #

        Your boss simply could not spell. Hitchens has a summary of why it does not exist here:
        hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2016/07/dyslexiaexploded-an-article-form-2007-missing-from-the-archi…

        He argues that it is used by parents and teachers to excuse their failure to teach their children properly.

        When I did my teacher training at the London Institute of Education I studied the teaching of literacy the tutor (I think her name was Margaret Meek – it was a long time ago), who had published in the study, was adamant it was nonsense. She said that it was just a label posh people use to avoid the shame of having children who were illiterate. She was also opposed to teaching by phonetics, but I think Hitchens favours the use of them as part of an overall approach.

        ADHD is similar. I don’t believe it exists, Hitchens doesn’t, and neither does Dutch researcher, Trudy Dehue. I have read one of her books (in Dutch) about depression but can’t get hold of her work on this. From YT videos I know that she considers it the result of reification, the process of making a thing of something I suppose. (I used to, and still do if I think about it, use the word to describe how many people seem to believe that by using a word it somehow takes on a real existence of its own.) It goes like this. You think of a word, that doesn’t mean anything and is not based on any medical or physiological evidence, to describe back ache and you come up with ‘lumbago’. Then if someone has a back ache you say it is because they have lumbago. Same thing with ADHD and dyslexia and a host of other things. I think one of them is a thing called ‘shift work disorder’ which explains, well not why or how, but ‘that’ certain symptoms are caused by shift work disorder. This is how stupid we have become.

        I suppose ‘neuro-scientists’ have come up with coloured pictures of electrical activity in the brain associated with dyslexia or ADHD. This sounds like a new form of alchemy or phrenology.

        A lot of people cannot spell because they are too lazy or in too much of a hurry and let the reader do the work they don’t want to do. Others just don’t have the knack. I can’t do woodwork to save my life but I don’t want some condition invented to explain it.

        Have to go and pack now for my holiday.

        • Q. Shtik May 25, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

          Your boss simply could not spell…………..
          ADHD is similar. I don’t believe it exists, – Sean Coleman

          ==========

          Sean, I have followed your writings here “with great interest.” (I actually hate that phrase.) You are the great pooh-pooher of all accusations against the likes of Jimmy Savile, Bill Cosby, et al. And since I don’t attempt to follow closely these stories, who knows, maybe they are as innocent as babies. (Interestingly, I just looked up at my TV screen and saw Harvey Weinstein being marched away in chains.)

          I also get the drift of your argument that we tend to make a non-existent thing real simply by giving it a name. I recall many years ago an argument that there was no such thing as an “unidentified flying object” since the very act of identifying something as an “unidentified flying object” caused it to no longer be unidentified. This way lies madness.

          In any case, I could have great fun here describing in detail the symptoms of Mot Sregdor which I have done several times on these boards over the years. But I grow weary of it and my wife has told me many times that “you have to let it go.”

          Suffice to say, neither Hitchens nor the Dutch woman have sat across the desk from Mot and observed his most bizarre behavior. Mot has “something” and the label ADHD is irrelevant. Call it WXYZ if that makes anyone feel better but believe me, Mot has SOMETHING.

          P.S. You pack for ‘holiday,’ we pack for ‘vacation.’

          • Sean Coleman May 25, 2018 at 7:22 pm #

            You have read me correctly on the witch hunts. The more I look at them the more incredible they appear. I haven’t seen anything serious against Harvey. A lot of trivia, looking at women. that kind of thing. But the serious allegations are not believable in my opinion.

            There is an amusing story in the NYT called something like For Weinstein a Brush with the Law. It isn’t meant to be funny, as far as I can tell. This poor Phillipino-Italian model had made accusations against a seventy-year-old back in Italy, then she ended up at one of Silvio Berlusconi’s infamous parties, then she was going to testify in both cases, then she wasn’t (you wonder why). And the poor innocent rolls up at Harvey’s, of all places. The bad luck some girls have.

            The cops give her wire, it does not work, he apologizes for touching her breast when they met earlier. She catches it on her phone. Smart work. They consider prosecution, her earlier history comes out, Weinstein’s lawyers said he touched her breast because they were discussing a lingerie shoot and he wanted to know if they were real.

            They drop the case. She is paid off but bravely steps forward. It is not about the money, he has shattered her illusions of life. A tragic story about sweet girls being preyed upon by the Powerful, who are protected by their money.

            How long are we going to tolerate this kind of thing? Everyone knew about it in Hollywood but nobody did anything. At last we are finally going to sort it out and bring about Real Change.

            Ha ha!

          • Q. Shtik May 25, 2018 at 11:25 pm #

            You have read me correctly on the witch hunts. – Sean C.

            ===========

            Yes, of course, but we’re getting off course here. As a keen observer of such things (although not a scientist) I say that both dyslexia and ADHD are real. They were not imagined into existence simply by creating a label for them. I say there is likely something very different happening in the electrical connections of the brains of people like Mot Sregdor as compared to other people we identify as “normal.” Mot had a desk drawer filled to the brim with meds he used to get a grip on himself and I would judge that they occasionally seemed to work.

        • sophia May 26, 2018 at 9:16 pm #

          Hmm, I didn’t read your linked article and I am always willing to hear an idea, but this sort of pisses me off. Especially when you say lazy. I had 3 children and one of them was dyslexic. She isn’t lazy. She’s quite a go-getter actually. She could have had an IEP but didn’t and she now has a master’s degree. We all tried to get her ready for her weekly torture known as the spelling test but even if we got her to spell them right on Thursday evening, she would miss them the next day. She also had trouble reading accurately and it seems the dyslexia involves not coping well with sequence. Like, you see the sequence of letters in order but the dyslexic sees them kind of scrambled. In compensation, she learned to listen really well. She couldn’t process written information at a normal speed, and so what questions she missed on tests were almost all because she could not finish the test on time.

          It seems a bit rich for a man of Hitchens’ intelligence and wit to doubt that other people could have a problem.

          • GreenAlba May 28, 2018 at 6:23 am #

            sophia

            Mr C has a number of agendas. Q-shtik mentioned another one. Mr C starts with his agenda, then looks for people who share it and reads them dililgently (we all suffer from confirmation bias, but Mr C’s is a bit obvious). And anyone reading his posts will realise how dependent he is on Peter Hitchens for his thoughts. Sometimes PH shows wisdom – I liked his post on relations with Russia, which made sense. But sometimes PH also has agendas.

            My husband never mentions his dyslexia – he mentioned it a couple of times when we first met. Like your daughter he is intelligent and not lazy. No-one who has spent the years that doctors spend working through nights and days with no sleep, can be accused of being lazy. But he can’t remember whether ‘Alison’ has one ‘l’ or two. As my kids used to say in their teens ‘big wow’. He could read Mr Coleman under the table, but Mr Coleman doesn’t really know what dyslexia is or that it can manifest itself in different ways.

            In addition to a decade of studying medicine and 40 years of practising it, my husband also has two law degrees. Mr Coleman feels the need to try to point out to you that he went to the ‘London Institute of Education’ and that ‘Margaret Meek [he thinks it was] didn’t believe dyslexia existed’ as if that somehow proved his point.

            That’s supposed to impress you. Note that Mr Coleman didn’t say he went to the London Institute of Neurology or the London Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

            That’s because Mr Coleman wasn’t very good at science at school, so he reads every book he can find now to prove that it is science that is lacking and not Mr Coleman. He once explained to us that he saw a science programme on TV which featured some young people doing an experiment, including two skinny young women with lanky hair whom he clearly didn’t fancy. He said he thought this is what thereafter made him unable to take science programmes seriously.

            I kid you not. Do not worry, sophia. Your daughter is neither lazy nor stupid. Mr Coleman can be a bit of a tit.

          • GreenAlba May 28, 2018 at 10:02 am #

            *the need to point out to you*

  20. Luhrenloup May 25, 2018 at 12:29 pm #

    One has to ask, Trump being the indomitable battering ram that he is, and not easily intimidated, how long has this been going on? How many candidates have been sidelined by this consortium of agencies? Assuredly, none of the politicians in DC could have withstood the deluge of condemnation that Trump did. That the main stream press is not letting go of their false narrative indicates to me it expects to win as it has in the past.
    Between Tweedledum and Tweedledee candidates has never been a major concern for the people as evidenced by the percentage of those who care to vote, that is until privation forced the “Deplorables” to make their needs evident. The country could not go on pretending that all was fine, especially the outrage of offering La Clinton as opposing candidate, a woman who was seen as an outright fabricator and, along with her husband, as corrupt to the core.
    Trump is undoubtedly as limited and disreputable as the MSM portray him, but his pertinacity is what has uncovered government license and vice.
    I have my knitting needles at hand and I say, let the proceedings begin!

  21. elysianfield May 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs,

    The Washington Times, this AM, reports that our little”Trans-racial” sweetheart Rachel Dolezal…(remember little Rachel?) former head of the NAACP chapter in Spokane Washington, is facing 15 years in jail for…(wait for it)…welfare fraud.

    Apparently now, she can be considered “not a credit to her race” in either of her self-identified personas

    Schadenfreud….

      • Jigplate May 25, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

        From the article:

        “The bank records, court documents say, showed Diallo ( Dolezal) had deposited about $83,924 into her bank account in several monthly installments between August 2015 and September 2017, without reporting the income to the Department of Social and Health Services. The money, according to the case file, had come from authoring her book, ‘In Full Color,’ speaking engagements, soap making, doll making, and the sale of her art,” KHQ wrote.

        I cant believe that there were $83K worth or morons that would pay for her book , or to listen to her speak. oh well, a fool and their money are soon parted.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

          But if she really was Black, her art would all be masterpieces in the liberal eye. And her fraud no fraud at all, just a misunderstanding.

        • malthuss May 27, 2018 at 11:34 am #

          I guess you dont see the money that is crowd funded, on the various websites.
          83k—I say ‘believable’.

          GO Rachel.
          She had 4 [yes 4] adopted negro ‘siblings’.
          No wonder she ‘black identifies.’

  22. Paul Ford O'Neil May 25, 2018 at 12:45 pm #

    James,

    Glad to see you keep your literary bulldog teeth sunk deep into the fat-asses of these ‘deep-state killers, thieves & lawyers!’

    James Garrison – the only man to ever bring a prosecution against their fathers & mothers – in the matter of their Coup d’etat of November, 1963 – called the whole sordid affair:

    “Like a gay thrill-kill.”

    If ever there was a ‘brood of abominates’ capable of such malevolent treachery, matching exactly the MO of Mr. Garrisons comment it’s the Fat Boy Idiots. But, Treason, no matter how dated, always has it’s consequences.

    YET, there appears to be even BIGGER FISH TO FRY if that be possible.

    At dinner last weekend with a friend who co-managed the ACA thru the Senate in 2009/10, “Billy-Bob” put on the movie ‘The Bourne Ultimatum.’

    As I watched and reflected on all the characters I met while living in Europe at the turn of the century the thought suddenly hit me:

    John Kerry isn’t pounding the pavements of Paris meeting with various-nefarious characters to “try to save the Iran Nuclear Deal.” John Kerry and his ilk give a good gawd-damn about the Iranian People, much less ‘We the People’? I think not.

    NO, poor Johnny is negotiating [Pleading?] to prevent the release of the so-called ‘Iranian Deal Bribery List’ of ALL the western deep-state lice who snorted payola to make the deal happen. He’s feverishly working over-time because HIS NAME is at the TOP OF THE LIST!

    No worries Johnny, “conflict of interest”, much less “treason” are no longer terms spoken in American public discourse. But, as noted above – Treason, no matter how dated, always has it’s consequences.

    DJT seems to have made a hasty move by killing the Iranian Nuclear Deal, but this seems to me to be completely out of character for HE the ultimate deal-maker.

    DJT, who was famous for staying at the table til the last dollar was rung-out – simply cratered this deal? Again, I think not. But, perhaps he did it for several ‘geo-political’ reasons:

    1.) To put ‘Rocket-man’ on notice of his brief, brutal future if he doesn’t settle with DJT pronto?

    Asians appreciate nothing so much as bold ‘Sun Tsu moves’ executed by a man who knows well himself and his enemy.

    [Let’s not forget the Norks & Pers know each other equally well.]

    2.) To rat-out that rats-nest of ‘Ameropean’ deep-state lice via predictably enraged “I ah told dah yah so” Persians?

    By-the-by you may have only a few geo-political minutes left to write about this particular cluster-fuck, because it looks like “Jesus is coming.” and boy is he pissed:

    youtube.com/watch?v=4woosq8Icis

    Carry-on until you are carrion.

    PFO

    • Walter B May 25, 2018 at 1:20 pm #

      Your assessment of Johnny’s frantic situation is 100% correct PFO, and it is good to see it being broadcast loud and clear. I have not found a single person so far that has any doubts that Kerry and his buddies skimmed their share of the cash or does not see his current efforts to cover up his tracks as exactly that. The only problem that I see is that people do not really seem to care at all and once a few days go by most will forget or be distracted by another issue or better entertainment. Only God can sort this out and until He does it will only get worse.

  23. ozone May 25, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    “I say “tragic” because they — McCabe, Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, Page, Ohr, et al — probably think they were acting heroically and patriotically to save the country from a monster, and I predict that is exactly how they will throw themselves to the mercy of the jury when they are called to answer for these activities in a court of law. Of course, they have stained the institutional honor of the FBI and its parent Department of Justice, but it is probably a healthier thing for the US public to maintain an extremely skeptical attitude about what has evolved into a malevolent secret police operation.” — JHK

    A skeptical public, eh? As you aver, the “news” outlets are doing all in their power to convince said public that the Trump operation is besmirching and besmearing servants of pristine motives and unparalleled lack of bias who bow at the altar of the blindfolded Lady holding the sword and scales.

    Be that as it may: An understanding that what’s being exposed is
    “a malevolent secret police operation” of hardwired bias and intent to control the populace is *long* past due! All I can say is: It’s about goddamn time; the cat was out of the bag in 19 and 63. Sedition, mutiny and skullduggery indeed; we’ve been left deliberately benighted, befuddled and betrayed.

    • volodya May 25, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

      The other cat left the bag in 1968.

      Secret police is right. Time to clean house. Who gets the honors? Who is there to muck out Deep State organizations but other Deep State organizations? My guess is they close ranks.

      The solution lies outside the Deep State. The problem is popular opposition – ie Hillary voters – to taking corrective action.

  24. volodya May 25, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

    If you were being generous, which I’m not inclined to be, you could most generously describe this Russian collusion bollocks as delusion.

    But I think it’s best described as mis-direction. If you want to divert attention from what you’ve done, you accuse others especially if you’re guilty as sin yourself.

    It’s a question once again of a choice, of believing the great and the illustrious or believing your lyin’ eyes.

    JHK is right, there’s enough criminal activity here to keep platoons of prosecutors busy until the Second Coming.

    So, what happens now? My bet it gets swept under the rug. The Deep State won’t prosecute the Deep State, simple as that. If it were otherwise Hillary would have been facing indictments by the bushel. “No criminal intent” will be the legal escape hatch.

    • capt spaulding May 26, 2018 at 11:59 am #

      It’s a brush that paints them all.Trump appears to be the most successful at misdirection, but Hillary & her ilk are right up there too. It’s an embarrassing time to be a citizen. The right and the left are both being chumped and continue to fight like the Kilkenny Cats. Of course in the meantime, the corruption goes merrily along.

  25. Dumbedup May 25, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

    By what authority does the President’s personal lawyer show up at a DOJ meeting to inform the DOJ/FBI of anything? It was simply a shot across the bow, as is everything Trump does, to intimidate and coerce and otherwise try to force the hand of the DOJ. That is itself a violation of the rule of law.

    Congress does NOT have the right to see documents in possession of a law enforcement agency about an active and ongoing criminal investigation. A second violation of the rule of law and possibly a violation of the separation of powers.

    This is a game of “show me what you have before you finish so I can subvert your investigation on Twitter.”

    The constitutional crisis, if there is one, is being forced by an inexperienced, narcissistic and reckless man who became President by one of the strangest twists of circumstances in the history of US politics.

    I am not saying the FBI is pristine and innocent of wrongdoing. But the President and “All [His] Men” should simply stand pat and let this play out instead of starting an insurrection. It appears to many people that the President is the one guilty of slight of hand by creating boogeymen on whom he can blame any number of his defalcations including misconduct in office, the mishandling of the economy, foreign affairs, and the coming global depression and perhaps war.

  26. volodya May 25, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    This twist of circumstances was decades in the making. The systematic screwing of tens of millions of Americans was reckless and spectacularly stupid. Be forever thankful that the election of Trump gives for a change in direction. Don’t squander the opportunity, time is short. If there’s an insurrection it’s by Deep State organs that won’t abide by the results of November 2016.

    Look to history for examples for shit that rains down, the Bolsheviks in 1917, the Stalinist purges in the 1930s, the ascent of the National Socialists in Germany, the rise of Mao, the mass death of the Great Leap forward and Cultural Revolution, the rise of the Khmer Rouse and the blood-letting under Pol Pot.

    Assume that this is the last chance, get off the high horse, quit the superiority dances.

    • Dumbedup May 25, 2018 at 4:16 pm #

      Accelerated by a Democratic Party that could not compete (raise money) following traditional liberal policies which co-opted itself to corporatism. Then, aided by the Supreme Court, the Koch Brothers and other wealthy political donors, had the perfect storm. They control the workings of government – at least those who are elected.

      We are in the grips of the super wealthy. Make no mistake. Trump is one of them. Except where he can make a buck for himself. Then he is only out for himself.

  27. Q. Shtik May 25, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    “That’s how I feel when I turn to The New York Times every morning — for instance, today’s edition, with the front-page story Trump Proxies Drop by Briefings on Use of F.B.I. Informant (which headline was actually changed on the landing page to Trump’s Lawyer and Chief of Staff Appear at Briefings on F.B.I.’s Russia Informant).” – JHK

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

    Jim, my hard copy of today’s NYT has neither of the headlines you mention in identically the same words.

    My front page has Trump Proxies Drop by Briefings on Russia Case and then when the story is continued on Page A15 the title has become Trump Proxies Drop by 2 Briefings on Russia.

    I have two theories as to the cause of these differences: (1) that you are reading an on-line version of the paper which differs from the hard copy for whatever publishing business reasons or (2) hard copy papers are printed at various locations and may differ from other locations as space requirements change due to the dynamics of focused local advertising.

    In any case your implication that “dropped by” is weasel wording still holds.

  28. Zoltar May 25, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

    I entirely agree with you, Jim, regarding who the malefactors are in this mess, but am puzzled by your concern that it may have “stained the institutional honor of the FBI.” Since when did the FBI possess any stainable honor? Some brief moment after J. Edgar Hoover’s death when probity asserted itself, before the agency reverted to its traditional methods?

  29. wm5135 May 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

    Here is a plan for the mid terms – answer every robo political telemarketing call with exactly the answers sought. it’s always obvious is it not? Do every thing possible to make the pollsters think every race is a dead heat so more money is injected into every race. Spend baby spend!

    Determine who spent the least amount of money and cast a vote accordingly. In the wake of the election do your best to keep a straight face and publicly opine that the candidates did not use media effectively to get the message out. Encourage more spending and vote for the candidate with the smallest expenditure again.

    Two years in the house and six years in the senate. How could the congress possibly perform worse? I got yer term limits right here.

    Make em buy a brand new set of grifters every cycle. They want some corporate free speech, let em buy it and buy it and buy it till it ain’t for sale. Make brand recognition an historical ancecdote, politically and economically. Seventy percent of the economy is the consumer, The House of Representatives only think they hold the purse strings.

    I know, still the naive village idiot.

  30. tucsonspur May 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    A few days ago, Newt Gingrich was on Hannity discussing and analyzing “Spygate” and other sordid aspects of the current intrigue, seeming to put more of the puzzle pieces together, when in closing Hannity asked the question, “do you suppose that we’ll ever get to the bottom of this”? Most likely to the dismay of many, including myself, Newt replied no, and Hannity agreed.

    So, one must ask, why? Sessions and Rosenstein? Will “Moby” Trump sink to the bottom of the Impeachment Sea after November? Probably not, but the House may be putting more tension on the line to reel him in. Or maybe just float, like a bloated, hooked barracuda? The Dems want to swallow him up, like a tasty butter clam or barramundi. Though on the defensive, they’re still applying the seasoning, and turning up the flickering flame.

    I also don’t believe that we’ll have the Fish Fry Feast we’d like until someone or something like the USS Zumwalt capsizes and swamps those two channel blocking dinghies, Sessions and Rosenstein. Despicable, dastardly, dweebs. Diseased rats, unwanted even by Davy Jones.

    Don’t let the hysteria bury ya.
    If they beach the Whale, begin to bail.

  31. BackRowHeckler May 25, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    ‘huggermugger’

    great word, James!

    brh

  32. pequiste May 25, 2018 at 6:41 pm #

    All I can say is that I think that those “Deep Staters” are lower than whale shit.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm #

      What is a Whale but a Big Fish? But Moby Dick was also like a Dick, ramming ships with his blunt penile head. It all sounds very dangerous in either case. Avoid the Whale. Avoid the Fish. Stay out of the water.

      • tucsonspur May 25, 2018 at 11:42 pm #

        But Moby also blows rainbows and gave us oil to light the darkness before Edison’s electric mind and incandescent thoughts.

        youtube.com/watch?v=VVTuImTcF2A

        • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 4:43 am #

          White Women are becoming White Whales but with no Ahab to chase them and harpoon them since he doesn’t like the weight or because he’s busy becoming a Whale too. Thus they are not Moby Dicks but Moby Dicklesses.

          republicstandard.com/girl-interrupted-the-end-of-feminism/

          Dick has never been more rare and thus never more valued and in demand. When someone calls you a Dick, thank them for the compliment.

  33. DrGonzo May 25, 2018 at 8:46 pm #

    JHK, you’ve gone off the Faux News conspiracy theory deep end, now. Sad.

    I think you should just fall back on your old, tried-and-true themes: critique young people who don’t dress smartly like you do, express confusion over how something like “white privilege” could possibly exist in this day and age, and freak out over the 0.2% (?) of the population that feels like they were born with the wrong sexual organs.

    Life is tough for us middle-aged straight white guys, huh? Maybe if we lay the blame for our frustrations on the ‘liberal media’ and the ‘deep state’ and those pointy-headed college professors, we can piss off enough of our progressive friends to glean some satisfaction in our waning years, eh?

    LOL.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

      Gonzo indeed.

      • DrGonzo May 25, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

        When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

  34. Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

    freedomoutpost.com/arrested-tried-sentenced-within-an-hour-tommy-robinson-gets-13-months-for-livestr…

    The Night of Totalitarianism and Shariah settles over Britain. Considering the number of Muslims in British prisons, this sentence may well end up being a death sentence.

    • elysianfield May 25, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

      Janos,
      God is Great! He has delivered the infidel into our hands….

      • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 8:13 pm #

        Keep your powder sharp and your kukri dry.

  35. ozone May 25, 2018 at 9:15 pm #

    Ah, a bigger fish by far than Moby Trump. A true string-puller and capo di capo:

    “Adelson, the tenth richest man in the world and the GOP’s largest donor, is known to use his money to influence policies on behalf of Israel.

    After trump tore up the Iran agreement, Adelson donated an additional $30 million to the Republican party, possibly the single largest single donation in U.S. history.

    Adelson also influenced former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who endorsed Trump’s embassy action and anti-Iran move, as well as Canadian conservative leader Andrew Scheer.” — CBC expose, eh?!

    Please vote GOP (it’s the ‘conservative’ party of the right thinking right wing, if you hadn’t heard) to get exactly what you’ve asked for and what you deserve! So many liars and hidden agendas – so little time before the whole shebang slips beneath the foaming waves. The only question will be whether His Effulgence Hisself will have been wounded by harpoons so severely that he might never rise again. (“Fat” chance, only the shuffling off of his gleaming mortal coil will cease the opinions that were never asked for.)

    • ozone May 25, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

      …”Follow the money”, still applies as the most accurate compass point of all recorded history for tracing the path of amoral disregard of one’s fellow youman beans. The gathering and sequestering of wealth is the surest way to power and influence… and handily enough, vice versa!

    • ozone May 25, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

      Oopsie,
      Just another day navigating the swamp in the golden pirogue.

      “The Princes, the President and the Fortune Seekers”
      informationclearinghouse.info/49491.htm

      Sorry, the GGG is not as shmart as some would like to believe; in fact, he can be played like a golden fiddle (on the ground at Johnny’s feet – in one of the stupidest, self-aggrandizing POS songs it’s ever been our displeasure to hear overandoverandoverandover again). Guess what? Cain’t guess? Okay then, it made an evil hiss.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 11:26 pm #

      Just to be clear, I remind people that Trump was against this deal. Let’s give the GGG his due. He has plenty of other faults to harp on after all.

      • tucsonspur May 25, 2018 at 11:47 pm #

        One could also say carp on, staying with the fishy business.

  36. janet May 25, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

    “That’s where the money’s at. The bottomline for DC pols is to get re-elected and stay on the corrupt money train for as long as possible.” –Ol’ Scratch

    These congress critters are voluntarily resigning in 2018, leaving the corrupt money train, not interested in corrupt money. DC pols are not only interested in getting re-elected. There are more important things in life than money.

    2018 CONGRESSIONAL RESIGNATIONS

    Bill Shuster, Bob Goodlatte, Carol Shea-Porter, Charles W. Dent, Darrell Issa, Dave Reichert, David Trott, Dennis Ross, Edward Royce, Elizabeth Esty, Frank LoBiondo, Gene Green, Gregg Harper, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Jeb Hensarling, Jim Bridenstine, Joe Barton, John Delaney, John J. Duncan, Jr., Lamar Smith, Luis V. Gutierrez, Lynn Jenkins, Niki Tsongas, Paul Ryan, Rick Nolan, Robert Brady, Rodney Frelinghuysen, Ruben J. Kihuen, Ryan Costello, Sam Johnson, Sandy Levin, Ted Poe, Thomas Rooney, Trey Gowdy, etc.

    • KesaAnna May 25, 2018 at 11:41 pm #

      So next week they will be submitting applications for the job of cook or cashier at Burger King ?

      it seems a stupid thing to me to applaud the tenor for clearing his throat.

  37. Elrond Hubbard May 25, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    Indian-American Becomes First Turbaned Sikh Woman In NYPD
    The 20-year-old said she believes her presence on the force brings visibility to the Sikh community.

    huffingtonpost.ca/entry/indian-american-becomes-first-turbaned-sikh-woman-in-nypd_us_5b081c0ce4b0568…

    “An Indian-American woman made history on the New York Police Department this month.

    “Gursoch Kaur, a 20-year-old from Queens, New York, graduated from the New York Police Academy in May, becoming the first turbaned Sikh woman to join the NYPD.

    “Her recent achievement has been widely praised across the Sikh community in the U.S.

    “It’s particularly significant given the statistics around Sikh representation in the department. Around 35,400 full-time uniformed officers work for the NYPD, 190 of whom are Sikh, according to the Sikh Officers Association. Around 10 are women.”

    Glass ceiling: shattered.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 25, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

      Remember, Sikhs are an enemy of Muslims, who tortured one their gurus to death and tried to conquer them. So you have a conflict here between your support of Islam and support for other kinds of diversity. You have to choose.

      Like Burroughs said as a pedophile in Morocco, you have to choose either Moorish boys or Spanish boys. You can’t associate with both because they don’t get along. By being for everyone, you are simply for no one, except the class of Liberal Whites who are also for no one except themselves.

      • KesaAnna May 26, 2018 at 12:06 am #

        Remember the history of the British Empire ; whether Sikhs or Moslems or Hindus , Irish or Scots , the fellows in the funny costumes with guns seem to work well enough for whoever pays them.

        ” By being for everyone, you are simply for no one, except the class of Liberal Whites who are also for no one EXCEPT THEMSELVES . ”

        ( emphasis added . )

        You are right about that . .

    • KesaAnna May 26, 2018 at 12:25 am #

      ” Glass ceiling: shattered. ”

      what the fuck does that even mean ?

      The hired gun with a pussy between her legs instead of a penis is going to start sending me birthday cards because we are pals now ?

      It’s like the statement , ” Men rule the world. ”

      Well , strictly speaking , that is true.

      And what the fuck does it have to do with the average man or woman ?

      A few men rule the world , along with a few token women.

      And the other 80% of the men in the world at any given time are ditch-diggers who rule nothing. Ideology aside , that’s simply the math.

      Likewise the flie I see in the ointment , math-wise , ideology aside ,
      with Gestapo who wear pink underwear is this ;

      At any given time women are 50% of the population. If women enter the work force en masse that is roughly going to double the labor pool.

      What is increasing the labor pool by almost 50% going to do to wages and benefits generally ?

      You don’t have to be an accountant , or Sherlock Fucking Holmes , to figure out it is going to be bad news for both sexes generally.

      A few people will profit . = the casino odds are not in the favor of the average person.

  38. KesaAnna May 25, 2018 at 11:38 pm #

    ” Really surprising that a few of you have no problem with the politicization and hijacking of the FBI and CIA, and the arrantly dishonest behavior that entailed. They have become, in effect, a secret police operation. Do you think that’s okay? — JHK ”

    I have some big problems with how the question was worded .

    the FBI always was a political police. that’s been in the newspapers about 80 years.

    The CIA was always doing some really nasty and underhanded and down right diabolical things , as far back as when it was called the OSS.

    the only change I see in any of this is that now they are doing their dirty deeds to you .

    And I’m surprised that you are surprised . What , did you think you could just use the Devil like a whore indefinitely ?

    The Devil was never going to fuck you over because you are special or something ?

  39. KesaAnna May 26, 2018 at 12:54 am #

    I seem to recall it was Elrond ( my memory could be faulty there )

    Who pointed out that policing isn’t even in the top five most dangerous occupations.

    So it isn’t like they are true-believing Kamikaze eager to get their heads blown off , or otherwise suffer for , their Holy people and sacred land.

    they sign up for status and privilege .

    ( Which I suspect your very trumpeting it suggests. I suspect if our girl were signing up for the mundane sacrifices of motherhood or the prosaic sufferings of waitressing you wouldn’t say a word. )

    lining up for status and privilege ?

    shit ! a head-hunting cannibal Animist in Borneo would do the same. My pet dog would do the same.

    i’m supposed to clap because some girl ( who very likely was already privileged anyway ) picked up another privilege ?

    It has something to do with me ?

    total bullshit.

    • elysianfield May 26, 2018 at 11:09 am #

      “Who pointed out that policing isn’t even in the top five most dangerous occupations.”

      Kesa,
      Yes, it was our Canadian friend who believes that canard. The list he references only lists deaths by profession. I have a buddy that was a senior airline pilot…believes the same crap.

      We argue. I tell him that nobody hunts down and assaults airline pilots.

      I tell him the list does not reflect those shot but who survive.

      I ‘splain to him that airline pilots rarely are in alleys rolling around with some nut who is combative…this sometimes on a weekly or sometimes even daily basis.

      I ask him how many scars he has from rough landings….

      What the list he references does show that garbage men…high up on the list, cannot seem to avoid being run over by their own conveyance…or ditto with pilots who auger in due to “pilot error”.

      The list referenced has no merit.

      • Elrond Hubbard May 26, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

        The truth always has merit. That’s pretty much the point of the truth.

        Police officers deal daily with the worst humanity has to offer. They guard me while I sleep. I have benefited all my life from the good work of police men and women. There’s nothing the world needs more than honest, brave police officers.

        Likewise, there’s nothing the world needs less than corrupt and/or cowardly ones. That’s because the stakes are very high — the highest, in fact, because alone among all professions, law enforcement is entrusted with the discretion to use force and violence as part of their jobs; up to, and including, deadly force.

        I understand the police want respect for what they do. But respect is earned. No one should be dictating the terms by which others accord them respect. If you look the world round, you basically see two different kinds of police. One kind protects the public — this kind is associated with freedom. The other kind protects itself against the public. That kind are cowards. And my friend, elysianfield, buddy, policing as it’s practiced in the United States of America is the second kind. I’ll repeat: In the USA, police are trained to be cowards.

        Remember this?

        youtube.com/watch?v=WViiA3XHoAY

        Daniel Shaver was seen with a pellet gun on a hotel balcony in Mesa, Arizona, and someone phoned it in to the police. The responding police officers did what they were trained to do: i.e., they subjected him to a lethal game of the hokey-pokey. When he didn’t put his right foot in as instructed, they shot the intoxicated, unarmed and completely harmless man dead with an AR-15.

        Contrast that with this, just a couple of weeks ago:

        youtube.com/watch?v=3UXR5rObI3w

        The police officer who responded to the Toronto van attack had far greater reason to fear for his safety than the officer who shot Daniel Shaver — unlike at the hotel, there was a chain of bodies littering the ground. The van attacker (alleged to be one Alek Minassian) further directly provoked the officer by gesturing as if reaching for a gun and pretending to aim at the officer. The officer kept his cool, and secured Alek Minassian alive. He didn’t fire shots that might have endangered bystanders. If Minassian had had accomplices, he was kept alive to give information about them. And fundamentally, this officer’s training and actions reflected a respect for the value of human life.

        The death of Daniel Shaver is evidence of a police force trained to protect itself at the expense of the public: cowardice. The apprehension of Alek Minassian represents a police force trained to accept risks in order to protect the public: bravery.

        Prove me wrong.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

          Do you really not believe police work is dangerous? I mean that would contradict your valid point about the bravery of the Canadian officer. Our police are trained to be cowards now, putting their own lives as the first if not only priority. Thus they shoot Golden Retrievers who approach them wagging their tails. Take no chances – everyone is an enemy.

          I’m fine with the idea that Canada has better police, if only because ours are so horrible. It may not be true of course but it fits my narrative. And that’s the sole criterion for Truth, right?

        • elysianfield May 26, 2018 at 7:54 pm #

          Elrond,
          I cannot speak for the training that is currently in vogue…I have no idea…it is also a mystery to my younger brother, the retired police chief. Something is going on, and I know not what.

          Prove you wrong? I can only suggest statistics that show one or two outrages a week/month against one billion or so police contacts in the same period of time.

          Most police are human…some/many may be fuck-ups. I have no excuses or reasons for what is happening, other than to suggest it might not be indicative of police everywhere.

  40. KesaAnna May 26, 2018 at 4:30 am #

    ” Congress does NOT have the right to see documents in possession of a law enforcement agency about an active and ongoing criminal investigation. ”

    Oh ?? Do point out to me where in the U.S. constitution it says the police are not answerable to the legislature ?

    ” ….about an active and ongoing criminal investigation. ”

    Pfft ! One could just as well deem the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and who was Jack the Ripper to be active and ongoing criminal investigations.

    The rationality of the narrative strikes me as very peculiar ;

    criminal investigations have to be super secret …………uh , why ?

    criminals have grown so powerful that the presumed forces of light can only function in the dark as if they , themselves , were the criminals ?

    so our valiant police forces are holed up Stalingrad -style in makeshift bunkers with a dwindling supply of ammo while the tanks of the forces of darkness roll across the land in broad daylight triumphant ?

    that’s the situation is it ?

  41. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 4:37 am #

    Syria real talk: A US mistake that started 7 years ago

    youtube.com/watch?v=198x-64KQzQ

  42. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 5:20 am #

    The World Education System and Nuclear War

    As I wrote many times, the World Projects are very old.

    Personally, I can cleanly, at the level of handshakes, trace the Black and White Projects to the beginning of the 12th century, and specifically the Black Project to the creation of the Order of the Templars in 1119, and the White Project to 1099, when the Knights Hospitaller was created, also known as the Order of Malta. The Red Project appeared in 1143-1144, when Giordano Pierleoni created the Commune of Rome, the intellectual leader of which, and accordingly the founder of the Red World Project, was Arnold of Brescia.

    But in fact, the Black and Red Projects emerged simultaneously as two antagonists at the Sorbonne University, where the teacher of Arnold of Brescia and the true father of the Red Project Pierre Abelard taught at the Saint Genevieve College, whose condemnation as a heretic was made by a true father of the Black Project, the Fourth Crusade and the racial anti-Semitism, “holy” Bernard of Clairvaux.

    But the true fathers of the White Project, the abbot of Saint-Denis Suger and the abbot of Cluny, Peter the Venerable did not allow burning him at the stake as Arnold of Brescia was burned.

    Already from this passage we can clearly see the connection between the World Projects and the European educational system and the Problem of Universals, from which the Western scientific method and two fundamentally different education systems were born: the gymnasium system, which in our time in the United States is represented by Harvard University and the system of real schools, personified by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. These two systems became the basis of the German education system, which really had a huge impact on the formation of the education system in Russia.

    In parallel with these systems in Western Europe, the Bologna system existed, the distinguishing feature of which was that in Italy, where the Bologna system arose, universities were originally secular institutions, while the Sorbonne and the dialectical unity of gymnasiums and real schools, respectively, grew out of Catholic schools that more correctly should be called Christian, since Catholicism did not yet create an anti-Orthodox ideology, and only the Black Project had already acquired distinct anti-Christian features.

    And there is no correlation between the struggle of the World Projects and the struggle of gymnasiums with real schools, especially if we consider that the Bologna system played a role of guerilla detachment in these fights, into which many deserters and marauders from gymnasiums and real schools merged.

    World Projects influenced the way children were distributed between gymnasiums and real schools, that is, how this process was influenced by social, religious and national factors. With regard to Russia, of course, it is about the notorious “children of cooks” laws and the percentage rate, and the authors of the relevant laws and persons who carried out the corresponding reforms of the education system can be identified as adherents of the corresponding projects only by this activity. And now in Facebook there are fierce disputes on this topic, and I already see quite a lot of participants in these disputes, with whom it is useless to argue, it only remains fighting with them.

    The most interesting thing is that the gymnasium and real systems of education were inherited from Tsarist Russia almost without changes by the USSR and continued their rivalry not only in pedagogy but also in literature: it is enough to recall “The Republic of ShKID “, which describes the gymnasium system and the “Pedagogical Poem” where the Real School is described.

    And belonging to the Red and Black world projects in a chemically pure form was manifested in the USSR in the way social origin and nationality influenced the enrollment in the university.

    In addition, it should be noted that the Russian education system before it was modernized using the patterns of the German gymnasium, in addition to Mikhail Lomonosov, who was the first Russian University, through the library of Ivan the Terrible and the Slavic-Greek-Latin Academy, the University of Constantinople had a huge impact.

    Little is known about it except that the scientific method was articulated there, and through the library of Matius Corvinus, Tycho Brahe, Johann Kepler and Isaac Newton, it formed the English educational system. Thus, the paradox is that before Russia began to copy the German educational system in the 19th century, the Russian system was very similar to the English and American, especially the Ivy League.

    But in England, after the United States gained independence and founded the Ivy League, the first ambassador of the United Kingdom in China, George Macartney, after returning home, insisted on the modernization of the English educational system in the image and likeness of the Chinese system.

    As a result, a system of grammar schools was created, the pupils of which were selected on the basis of the Chinese system of examinations, which makes it possible to unambiguously identify George Macartney as an adept of the White Project.

    This system launched social elevators that turned the good old England into the British Empire and the world’s first superpower, until Margaret Thatcher came and destroyed it.

    And immediately everything crumbled, including Oxford and Cambridge, and Cambridge not only in England, but also in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where both Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are located.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 5:30 am #

      Hillary Clinton, who is still at the helm of the Deep State, during 2016 elections, was campaigning under frankly anti-Christian slogans, in particular, promising to oblige all American churches to marry homosexuals.

      The European Union, that in its constitution is forbidding the mentioning of the historical role of Christianity in the formation of European culture, has invested tremendous funds in her electoral fund, and Saudi Arabia, which just funded the genocide of Christians in Syria.

      And yet she lost despite her tremendous financial superiority, colossal ballot falsifications and, most importantly, the application of 25th frame technology!

      The elections of 2016 showed the utter futility of these technologies as applied to the working class, and the only positive result of these elections for the Black Project was that graduates of colleges and universities remain vulnerable to Clinton propaganda for at least 10 years after graduation.

      • daveed May 26, 2018 at 11:43 pm #

        “And yet she lost despite her tremendous financial superiority, colossal ballot falsifications and, most importantly, the application of 25th frame technology!”

        How, indeed, did this well-connected Sorceress and Mesmerist…lose the election? Maybe she allowed DJ Don to win this round. Playing the long game?

    • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 5:30 am #

      I communicated with many of them during the election campaign and I got the impression that it is the 25th frame technology or brainwashing, since any mentioning of the crimes of Hillary Clinton caused their eyes to glaze over, and for some time they simply loose the ability to communicate and perceive new information. And besides the obvious effects of English 101, I had the impression that the very methodology of teaching in prestigious colleges, contrary to students will, makes a person an easy pray of this propaganda.

      Social Darwinism in such colleges was introduced relatively recently from the pitch of the Black Project and high prestige of those colleges makes it especially cruel, forcing students to fall into depression and causing depletion of the bodily defenses.

      Eczema and depression become a common thing among students and not surprisingly in this state they become especially suggestible, in particular in natural science faculties, which teach using the methods of real schools.

      In particular, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, that is, in the main source of highly-trained professionals for the US military-industrial complex, this phenomenon recently acquired so catastrophic scale that it became the subject of discussion on the main Clinton channel:

      ‘Portraits of Resilience’ destigmatize depression at MIT.

      pbs.org/video/portraits-of-resilience-1526342064/

    • FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 5:31 am #

      In my opinion MIT became the victim of a colossal experiment after in the early 70s MIT students actively participated in anti-war protests, including demanding the refusal of their institute to participate in the development of the technology of multiple individual-guided warheads (MIRV).

      On the other side, the gymnasium system of training (for example, in Harvard) was either incapable of providing the necessary level of brainwashing, or as a gymnasium system in the Soviet school of the 1960s-70s even provided additional resistance to such influences.

  43. AKlein May 26, 2018 at 7:08 am #

    Despite our host’s very reasoned explanation of the current political intrigue, I’m fairly certain that he, JHK, would remind us of the real gorilla at the dinner table. Which is that “events are in charge now.” I believe I am correctly quoting JHK’s prior admonishment, which he has written several times, as I recall. In other words, all this political theater is an exquisitely detailed, swirling overlay on a quite solid substrate that will really be the actuator driving things.

  44. wm5135 May 26, 2018 at 9:09 am #

    AKlein remember Hawking’s A Brief History of Time? One of the ideas presented was the end was baked into the beginning, at least into what we experience as the physical realm. Mystery was an intregal part of human life for most of our history. We know the course since Galileo became adept with the telescope, humans began to believe that mystery could be banished from our experience.

    A few quotes from the book:

    “The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.”

    “If there really is a complete unified theory that governs everything, it presumably also determines your actions. But it does so in a way that is impossible to calculate for an organism that is as complicated as a human being. The reason we say that humans have free will is because we can’t predict what they will do.”

    “Or in other words, why does disorder increase in the same direction of time as that in which the universe expands?”

    “Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases.”

    “Science seems to have uncovered a set of laws that, within the limits set by the uncertainty principle, tell us how the universe will develop with time, if we know its state at any one time. These laws may have originally been decreed by God, but it appears that he has since left the universe to evolve according to them and does not now intervene in it.”

    “events are in charge now.” – “All the world’s a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players;” Should the day come that we have a unified field theory one question will still remain, Why? Beauty and mystery are entangled. The hubris of the enlightenment has displaced the sun and installed the human as the center of the universe. Occular rectalitis – head inserted so far can’t see s..t.

    Best wishes to all for a safe and enjoyable Memorial weekend
    wm

    • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

      It seems that entropy reigns supreme, or would unless the universe was periodically reenergized by and from its Source. Without that, it would have all run down by now.

  45. Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 1:09 pm #

    Funny and damning review of the Churchill movie. Of course Alba thought it was very real, and entirely likely that Churchill met a coal black classics quoting Black Englishman in the Underground who helped him to decide national policy. But in fact it’s grotesque propaganda. Hopefully she’s just pretending to believe otherwise. For her sake if not for ours….

    diversitymachtfrei.wordpress.com/2018/05/26/the-darkest-hour-just-got-darker-race-mixing-propaganda-…

    Whales ahead! Eat your Quaker Oats and man the harpoons!

    • GreenAlba May 26, 2018 at 2:34 pm #

      “Of course Alba thought it was very real, and entirely likely that Churchill met a coal black classics quoting Black Englishman in the Underground who helped him to decide national policy. ”

      Oh, look. Lying toad is lying again. Nothing new under the sun.

      What I said, Janos, was that I hadn’t seen the film and that I’d reserve judgement until I had. Now I have so here’s my judgement.

      I didn’t rate it. Yer man put in a good performance of Being Winston but the film was a joke. The liberties it took with the truth gave artistic license a bad name. And the scene in the tube, regardless of what anyone’s colour was, was unadulterated bollocks.

      Now hop off somewhere cold and damp, where you belong, critter.

      • GreenAlba May 26, 2018 at 2:36 pm #

        And if you reckon you’ve got a link to me saying what you just said I said, put up or shut up, Toady

      • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

        No, you thought it was completely reasonable that Churchill would ride the tube (now that is bollocks right away) and that said tube would be full of minorities. Why wouldn’t he then meet a poor Black Classicist and his White trollop who would help a poor confused White Man like Churchill?

        Imagine how great Britain will be when there are no more Whites? The sky’s the limit!

        • GreenAlba May 26, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

          I said there had been black people in London for some considerable time before the 1940s, which is an entirely different matter, not that there was any likelihood of Churchill jumping out of a chauffeur-driven car to take a culturally scenic trip on the tube.

          Hop off, toady.

          The link, or shut up.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

            You can go back and look it up yourself. You also said Blacks have been in England since the 11th century.

            One is reminded again of the intersection of general White obsession with Blacks and the ever present well nigh universal feminine confusion. Michael Jackson’s White daughter thinks she’s Black, for example. Meanwhile, Michael Jackson was bleaching himself White in a desperate, illicit attempt to become a White Man. But of course when questioned about his activities with little boys, he invoked Black privilege and used the R word against his accusers.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

            I did indeed say there had been black people ‘in the UK’ since the 11th century. You missed out ‘albeit in very small numbers’.

            I don’t need to look it up myself, because I remember what I said. My confusion will never be any match for yours, despite your indeterminate age.

            If you make an accusation, it’s up to you to provide the evidence. That’s how it works in a court of law, Toady.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2018 at 3:57 pm #

            “And the ever present well nigh universal feminine confusion.”

            Oh, how sweetly apposite that the subject of this week’s blog is gaslighting.

            You really couldn’t make it up, could you, Toady?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm #

            Court of Law? Is that how it worked out for the Hero, Tommy Robinson, a good Jew btw, in the British court yesterday, O Red Queen?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

            Very small numbers, eh? So you’re saying that the London Olympic Opening Ceremony – which showed lots of them in English history – was a Lie?

            Maybe there is hope for you after all. But I wouldn’t bet on it.

          • GreenAlba May 26, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

            God Almighty, Janos, you’re really getting desperate now. The Olympic opening ceremony? Is that supposed to be some kind of accurate rendering of social history? You’ll be telling me I believe William Wallace really shagged Queen Isabella next, just because Mel Gibson said so.

            D’you know, it would have been so much simpler if you just hadn’t jumped in with your lying little webbed feet and this whole pointless dialogue could have been totally avoided.

            As for the revolting little Robinson creature (why would I care whether he was Jewish??), I’m not even going to waste my time reading about him.

            Not least because my other half is due home from work and it’s his birthday, so I’ve got better things to think about than an irritating little amphibian. He’s not keen on cake but he’s into military history so I made some Anzac biscuits instead, for his amusement 🙂 .

            Nighty night, little Toady. No more gaslighting, eh?

          • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

            Yes, it’s ridiculous in the light of consciousness, but such techniques work in the gaslight of the unconscious. Millions of Britons now believe that Britain has always had lots of Blacks. You believed it too until I shined the Light onto it for you. Now you pretend that you never believed it. And you blame me for trying to gaslight you when I’m doing the opposite.

            This is Feminism 101 and classic Female behavior. Feminism simply being Female behavior concentrated and weaponized.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

            People locked up by the State without due process deserve what they get, eh?

            This is the Authoritarian Personality so beloved by the Old American Left.

  46. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 2:02 pm #

    events are in charge now == wm5135

    In everyday life of great construction,
    In merry rumble, in lights and ringing,
    Good morning, the country of heroes,
    A country of dreamers, a country of scientists!
    == Soviet-era popular song

    The disintegration of the USSR affected not only the fate of millions of people, but also the development of all mankind. As a result, we all actually found ourselves in the situation in which we found ourselves.

    And to get out of it, not understanding how we (humanity) have reached such a misery is impossible. And I hope all more or less reasonable people should understand that if everything goes as it goes, then an unmanageable economic crisis and a war with limited use of nuclear weapons is the minimum that we all can count on.

    Unless, of course, something extraordinary happens, some miracle, and it is clear to me personally that one of the main roles in this hypothetical miracle will be played by science, and in particular, by the intellectual and moral impulse that has given the mankind Albert Einstein – the initiator of the creation of the now prosperous atomic weapon and the Pugwash movement, now relegated to the complete irrelevance.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pugwash_Conferences_on_Science_and_World_Affairs

    Only not the science that deals mainly with rating-building and grant-receiving, but the one that tries to learn the laws of creation, including the creation of its naughty crown.

    The freedom of scientific creativity our days means a conformance to the pseudo-religious dogmas declared to be appropriate to the science of the “free” world.

    In this world, scientists, and not only them, are simply not needed, and I hope to show that the destruction of science, which has become evident lately, means more than the destruction of the playground for high-minded wise men who do not care about the rest of humanity.

    The destruction of science, without which the existence of the modern world is impossible, will affect everyone.

    And the history of the creation of a unified field theory, including one that touches me personally, allows a very convex show of the mechanism of destruction, as well as the fact that “high-minded wise men” are not some kind of aristocracy, but share with the rest of us all the misfortunes of the Time of Troubles, which, perhaps, has just begun.

    • tucsonspur May 26, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      It can be a daunting task thinking about the infinite and the cosmos as Georg Cantor found out, particularly concerning the infinite, finding himself in the Halle Nervenklinik more than once.

      I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but often think about how far I am now from that point in space where Brooklyn was so many years ago. I am now, as is everybody else, billions upon billions of miles from my birthplace. If not more.

      It’s interesting to think about motion, energy, and entropy. It dawned on us roughly 500 years ago that we move around the sun as we rotate. What do these motions mean, particularly the enormous velocities of our sun around the galaxy, and the motion of our galaxy itself through space. See the truly astronomically large numbers here:

      astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html

      How do these huge velocities tie into our world lines, is the mass of the Great Attractor sufficient to cause this great speed, what’s the Universe’s maximum rate of expansion, are we moving towards or away from infinity?

      So Brooklyn is now somewhere else in the Universe, far, far away. And it’s gotten there very quickly. Where, in the Universe, will it wind up?

      Will it run out of time before it runs out of space? Yes,Time.

      Going back to Cantor, we can see the influence of the Kabbalah, the Sefirot, and Ein Sof on him and his thoughts of the infinite.

      • malthuss May 26, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

        What part of the city were you in?
        Did you go to school there?

        • tucsonspur May 27, 2018 at 3:25 am #

          Mostly Brooklyn and Manhattan. And yes.

          For centuries we’ve been “fooled” by the motions of the heavens, even just here in our own solar system. Once their true nature was uncovered, much was revealed.

          Extending this thought, I’m wondering if these extremely high velocities, particularly galactic velocities, don’t hold the key to certain hidden cosmological treasures, such as the nature of “local” reality as compared to what I might call a “Grand Scale Galactic-Universal” reality. IOW, WTF is Really going on!

  47. holtrp May 26, 2018 at 4:04 pm #

    But Jim, if the ‘deeped states’ were actively trying to undermine Trump’s presidental bid, why did it only come out in early November before the election that Manafort was under preliminary investigation by the FBI? I mean, why did the FBI discuss the Clinton investigation for pretty much the entire 6 months preceding the election if it was actively working to undermine Trump?

    Shouldn’t it have been the opposite of what actually happened if your conspericy is right? Shouldn’t the FBI and MSM and everyone else been talking about an active investigation into the Trump campaign and suppressed any information about a investigation into the Clinton campaign?

    Gas-lit indeed…

    • DrGonzo May 26, 2018 at 6:43 pm #

      There you go trying to confuse us with logic and facts, again. Please don’t upset JHK’s readers. They need a Deep State conspiracy theory to gather around, much like a group of destitute street people need an open fire to huddle around on a cold night.

      I do remember Comey dropping a “bombshell” that turned out to be a nothingburger about an investigation into Hillary emails on her aide’s husband’s laptop, 10 days before the election. Funny, JHK seems to have forgotten that. It likely sealed Hillary’s tenuous fate.

      But even I don’t think that was a conspiracy. Just bad decision-making by a skittish FBI agent who didn’t want to be perceived as too friendly with a Democratic Administration. Boy, that really worked out well.

  48. janet May 26, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

    “The real election year crimes for which there is actual evidence point to American officials not Russian gremlins.” –JHK

    Yes, Comey’s interference took the win away from Hillary Clinton. But even that was not a conspiracy. It was a poor judgement call in violation of FBI standard operating procedure not to interfere with American elections 10 days before voters went to the polls.

    As to the rest, I do believe Mueller has evidence because he has followed the money. The Trump campaign had 75 communications and 22 meetings with Russians, including Russian intelligence, during the campaign, during the transition, and during the presidency.

    Trump-Russia collusion and quid pro quo goes way beyond the customary one-time meeting with the Russian ambassador. There were dozens of meetings. That is not normal. Trump’s defense cannot deny the evidence we now have.

    Paul Manafort’s lawyers adopted a version of the Trumpian defense, that the Mueller probe is a fishing expedition for unrelated crimes. The Department of Justice answered this with a legal filing specifically affirming that he is investigating whether Manafort “committed a crime or crimes by colluding with Russian government officials with respect to the Russian government’s efforts to interfere with the 2016 election.”

    Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos met with a Russian agent who told him he had dirt on Hillary Clinton, later boasted that Russia had obtained damaging Clinton emails, and lied to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. That would qualify as evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

    Peter W. Smith, a veteran Republican political operative, attempted to obtain stolen Clinton emails and told the people he contacted in pursuit of these emails he was working on behalf of the Trump campaign. When one of the cybersecurity experts he contacted warned Smith that his work might involve collusion with Russia, it did not dissuade him at all. That also seems like evidence.

    Trump confidant Roger Stone reportedly knew about stolen Clinton emails, emailed with the person who had the stolen material, publicly flaunted his advance knowledge of these emails, and also spoke regularly with Donald Trump during the period when he had this knowledge. It is a virtual certainty Stone colluded with Russia on the email hack, and highly probable he made Trump an accessory after the fact.

    Then of course there is the 2016 Trump Tower meeting. I would argue that the publicly available information pertaining to that episode amounts to proof of Trump campaign collusion with Russia. You have a Russian agent dangling Russian assistance in the election (“part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump”), and the offer of help being accepted (“if it’s what you say I love it”). It doesn’t even matter to what degree or even whether the offer was actually followed through. If you take a meeting to plan a crime, and the crime later happens and you benefit, you are an accessory to the crime whether or not you participated after the meeting.

    But even if you don’t consider the Trump Tower meeting to be absolute proof of collusion, it is certainly evidence of collusion. It was, after all, a meeting held for the express purpose of furthering cooperation — or, as it were, collusion — between the Trump campaign and Russia. And there is no reason to believe that the publicly available evidence of this meeting — which Trump and his family have lied about, repeatedly — contains the entire extent of the information about it.

    The Republican narrative has embraced the fantastical interpretation first that there is no public evidence of collusion, and the even more delusional offshoot belief that Mueller therefore has no private evidence of collusion. The intent of saying this, of course, is to enable Republican efforts to obstruct or eventually end the probe, which they can justify on the grounds that there was no evidence of collusion anyway. And they are advertising in advance their intent to declare Trump innocent of wrongdoing regardless of how damning the final indictment may be.

    • DrGonzo May 27, 2018 at 1:28 am #

      Great synopsis, Janet.

      The Trump Tower meeting has been the most egregious pack of Trump Crime Family lies: First, there were no Russians present. Oh, yeah, well one, but they weren’t from the Russian government. Well, ok, five. Well eight. But we didn’t talk about elections, we talked about adoptions! Well, ok, not really about adoptions, they suggested they had dirt on Hillary, but I didn’t want to bite on that. Well, ok, yeah you found an email saying I was very interested, so I guess I have to admit I was kind of interested. In dirt. On Hillary. Offered to me by a Russian attorney known to have inside communications with the Kremlin. But they had nothing! Ok, they had something, but it wasn’t collusion! Or it might have been collusion, but you know there is nothing illegal about collusion! Nothing illegal!

      So we’ve come a long way from “a meeting in Trump Tower about Russian adoptions that didn’t involve collusion with anyone with Kremlin connections.”

      The Trump Crime Family is congenitally incapable of not lying. And they are really, really bad at keeping their stories straight between Guido, Fredo, and Harpo.

      And people blame the ‘Deep State’ for noticing this? And looking into this? Is the justice department just supposed to walk away, nothing to see here folks? Would the public be content seeing the justice department walk away from this fishy fiasco had the Clinton campaign done the same thing, been caught repeatedly lying about it, and told the same ever-changing story?

  49. FincaInTheMountains May 26, 2018 at 5:27 pm #

    North Korea, Macron visit and Trump prevention of the arms race

    I will not analyze in detail the entirety of political news, especially since it is impossible, but I will dwell only on the news, which coverage in “normal” media in my opinion is particularly insane.

    Well, how, for example, a couple of months ago, you could seriously take the exchange of insults between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un at a time when it was well known that they were conducting “secret” negotiations in Switzerland? But the media likes name-calling and they were given plenty of those, like throwing a piece of meat to a chained dog, noisy, but not particular smart.

    And they agreed on everything themselves, because if Trump did not make Kim Jong-un a really serious peace proposal – and the United States and nuclear North Korea have been at war since 1951 – there would have been no proposal for denuclearization. I hope I answered all possible questions about stopping the preparations for the talks and resuming it the next day?

    Another thing is that now he has to “sell” this peace to Americans who obviously instinctively convulsively fear the North Korean missiles with nuclear warheads, but are fully confident that in 1952 the United States did not erase North Korea with China from the face of the earth, because that would cause too great a sacrifice among civilians.

    And I have every reason to believe that now the English 101 teachers are asking their students: “Was not this a mistake, because now thanks to this humanity the account for the victims can go to millions?”

    And Trump wants to not just make peace, he wants to make his name written in gold letters in the history books, or may be get a Nobel, or at least stop Mueller’s investigation of cooperation of Trump’s election campaign with “Russian” hackers, and that goal is probably the most difficult to achieve.

    The fact of the matter is that Trump does not fight Kim Jong-un, and he does not fight Putin, but not because he is a Putin spy, but because he and his America is fighting not for life, but to death Hillary Clinton.

    And with the European Union, Trump is at war precisely because the European Union supported Hillary in the elections. And with Theresa May, he also fights (does anyone remember her speech about Trump in the City of London, where the Queen can not even enter without the permission of the Lord Mayor?)

    I even think that after hamburgers he smears with his fists on the wall the portrait of Ukrainian Poroshenko, who in 2016, with his barn book, almost destroyed Trump’s America.

    The same applies to the visit of Macron. Well, there will be no meaningful negotiations until the winner in the US internal war is determined. The visit of Macron was just a probing of the situation that will develop if Trump wins, because if he loses, we all can kiss our asses goodbye anyway.

    As for the prevention of a new arms race by Trump and Putin, Trump has in mind that it is necessary to prevent a new Cold War, since I think Putin explained to him clearly enough what will happen if it does begin.

    And I will try tomorrow to write a post on this topic, although it is not very good to write posts on nuclear war on Sunday, and even on the Church’s birthday.

    Meanwhile, in the American media, is in celebration holiday mood in connection with the report of the intelligence community that the testing of cruise missiles with a nuclear engine and unlimited range of action and therefore invulnerable, failed.

    A holiday called “Wow, shit, that was fucking close!”

    And this is “Wow shit” will allow to understand what the intelligence community itself decided on March 2 right after Putin told about the missiles “Kinzhal”, “Sarmat” and “Avanguard”. Although “officially” all these achievements were sent to ignore shelve, it’s all bluff and bullshit anyway.

    If it’s all bullshit, why such a celebration?

    The fact is that the Americans have a problem with the realization of the limits of the possible for the US, despite that most of them are categorically against the conversion of the United States into a world policeman. And letting Bolton talk about the Libyan solution, Trump in my opinion gave the Americans the opportunity to worry a little because of the breakdown of the talks and wonder whether the US can force North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons with threats ONLY.

    After all, the Clintonoids push on Trump so that he does not dare give Kim Jong-un security guarantees even if the latter agrees to the surrender his nuclear weapons. Like this betrays the cause of democracy, and this position really means the Libyan version in the worst sense of the word, since Gaddafi was killed and Libya was destroyed after Gaddafi got rid of nuclear weapons. And when Trump promises the Libyan solution, he means not the Libyan version, he means pressure = war if Kim Jong-un does not give up his nuclear weapons.

    And such bla-bla is a necessary part of the work of the President of the United States, which you can simply ignore. Well, how is he going to bomb a nuclear power, at the risk of receiving 30 Hiroshimas back in the United States?

    But I draw your attention to the role of Mike Pompeo, who uttered all sorts of nasty things about North Korea, then passed to Kim Jong-un the very proposal of Trump, which made him agree to denuclearization. At the same time, Pompeo quite successfully purged the CIA of the Clintonoids and I even had a suspicion that he treats North Korea and Russia not as badly as he says.

    It’s just that the US has created such an atmosphere that only Trump can to talk about friendship with Russia, and that’s only because he’s “crazy”.

    And why in the United States such situation was created and how to deal with this I have described in the posts about the influence of the US educational system on the world civil war.

  50. Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

    hbr.org/2012/03/diversity-training-doesnt-work

    hbr stands for Harvard Business Review. Of course it doesn’t work. Why would it? Liberals and minorities telling Whites what’s wrong with them – as if they are superior to us? To a normal White, all that would just confirm their initial biases that these people are vicious and resentful inferiors.

    • Tate May 26, 2018 at 9:32 pm #

      Of course, diversity training doesn’t work. Blacks (& other minority categories following their example) have inherent boundary issues. Not issues with their own boundaries but with transgressing the boundaries of others. And the propaganda is relentless that we must respect their expanded boundaries, which necessarily invade our personal spaces, both physical, mental & emotional. They use guilt as a weapon against Whites to exploit us in this respect.

      The Frankfurt School of “Cultural Marxism” (not Marxism per se but taking some key ideas from Marx) has, with its Critical Theory, weaponized this guilt to enable this gradual & long-running widespread undermining of the boundaries of Whites. It would be better if we could somehow separate but how to do this would be the difficulty because Blacks know at some intuitive level that they cannot do without us, at least not at the same standard of living.

      Thus has arisen the double standard of complaining bitterly about ‘cultural appropriation’ when a White adopts something considered ‘Black’ but fiercely resisting any attempt to allow Whites to live without the reciprocal encroachment into our lives.

  51. Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

    Behold the dying of the Light:

    yahoo.com/news/ireland-exit-polls-predict-win-repealing-abortion-ban-062308369.html

    Women gain the right to kill their own babies in Ireland. Rejoice while you can Leftists, your joy will be short lived. Your nation is not long for this world.

    • malthuss May 26, 2018 at 9:47 pm #

      Let us discuss this Monday, in a new thread.

    • Walter B May 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

      A very sensitive subject Janos, perhaps the MOST sensitive of items on which to hold an opinion. I have heard those that call such practice a human sacrifice to Moloch, and they make a good argument. I have seen actual footage of such procedures and it is quite eye opening to say the least, but when it comes to allowing or stopping those who clamor for the option I find myself impaled on the horns of a Great Dilemma. Those that wish to participate and commit to such a course of action might be best served by doing so, as long as I do not have to either endorse it or pay for it. Let them answer for their actions to another higher power than human judgment, no? Is it not in the best interest of all that they do so anyway? Is it our job to save them in the first place, for after, free will is supposed to weed out many is it not?

      • Janos Skorenzy May 26, 2018 at 11:55 pm #

        From the Traditional Catholic pov, folks like you ceded the public square to the Secular Liberals. I read an incredible piece, wish I could find it for you. Basically there was a group of Protestants who realized this in late 1800s. Realized that Christianity was doomed in America because of the separation between Church and State.

        Of course I realize the dilemma: Which Church? And that has been our undoing. The Church of Liberalism is very united – with us as the unifying factor. We’re Lunch!

        • Walter B May 27, 2018 at 10:53 am #

          Indeed, affluence creates excess which drives out spirituality and those of us who keep Faith will be demonized and driven out of the public square, eventually to be hunted down when their bad choices bring dire consequences. “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted. and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake” (Matthew 24:9.

    • BackRowHeckler May 27, 2018 at 8:23 pm #

      Ireland has decided to import the third world — Africa and the Levant — so there is no longer any need for Native Irish born babies.

      brh

  52. akmofo May 26, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    Islam – The Untold Story [documentary film]
    vimeo.com/79051482

    • akmofo May 26, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

      HISTORIANS NOW DOUBT HOW ISLAM BEGAN
      youtu.be/-JukhzRNB4k

      • janet May 26, 2018 at 10:11 pm #

        There is no evidence of the existence of a historical Jesus either.

        atheists.org/activism/resources/did-jesus-exist/

        • Walter B May 26, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

          Stick with that janet, I can see it paying great dividends for you in the end.

          • janet May 26, 2018 at 11:18 pm #

            No need to wait to the end, Walter B. Knowing Jesus is a fictitious figure who never existed has been paying me dividends for some time now. Belief in Jesus in fishy business. The Jesus of Christianity – definitely did not exist.

            No historians of the first century mention Jesus, despite there being authors who write (at length) about Jewish concerns.

            There are no Roman records that mention Jesus3. Not only all that, but, there are no Christian eye-witnesses of Jesus.

            All of the Gospels are anonymous and written by friends-of-friends, and none are written in the first person.

            it is quite possible, given the similarities of Jesus to previous saviour religions and pagan stories about god-men, that the entire story of Jesus is a rewrite, with Jewish undertones, of Roman and pagan myths that were current at the beginning of the first century.

            If you are a Christian, Walter B, it is you may be disappointed about non-existent dividends in the end.

          • Walter B May 27, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

            I already reap great dividends on an every day basis from my Faith. The only disappointments which I receive happen every day as well but they all emanate from my fellow humans. Fortunately for me it is not my place to judge them or ridicule them. My responsibilities are only to extend to them the same free will which I am privileged to have myself. Choose well Grasshopper.

        • Walter B May 26, 2018 at 10:51 pm #

          Oh, and BTW, I see that there is no evidence of a historical janet either…..

        • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 1:59 am #

          Yes, both Christianity and Islam were created by Empire to maintain an Empire. Islam didn’t create the Arab Empire, the Arab Empire created Islam. Same for the Roman Empire and Romanism. Both Islam and Christianity are instruments imperial oppression and theft. They are designed to keep people emotionally and physically ensnared in the mechanics of colonialism imperialism and imperial disappropriation.

  53. janet May 26, 2018 at 11:05 pm #

    The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers are planning to lift production by as many as 1 million barrels a day.

    So, instead of peak oil we are going to see peak oil production. Doesn’t appear the world is running out of oil anytime soon.

  54. KesaAnna May 27, 2018 at 1:29 am #

    @ Elysianfield

    ” The list referenced has no merit. ”

    I would heartily agree ( ? ) that you can make statistics say whatever you want them to say .

    I never actually looked at the list , so I’m guessing — based on — * cough * EXPERIENCE —-

    Did the list , for example , take account of ditch -diggers who drop dead at the age of 35 on account of untreated wounds ( i.e . tooth cavities . open wounds are what tooth cavities are . And , yes , believe it or not , if left untreated they can kill you. I have seen it happen. twice. ) because just paying the grocery bill is a fucking tall order . who the fuck can afford a dentist ?

    Does that sort of thing qualify as work – related death ?

    Does that sort of thing qualify as dangerous occupation ?

    After all , the guy DIED.. i never heard a corpse ask , ” How did it get so cold ? ” and it seems to me that the guys death had more than an indirect connection to the fact that nobody really valued his sort of service .

    Of course that is debatable. It seems to me that the more absolutely vital to the functioning of civilization a task is , the more readily it is dismissed as being of little , or simply no , account or significance.

    so maybe ditch-digging doesn’t even qualify as an occupation ?

    Maybe it only qualifies as a charitable bone thrown to the scum out of the goodness of our noble and superior hearts ?

    you certainly would think so listening to the common narrative put out regarding the American Civil War , when clearly , if anything , your economy is more dependent on slave labor than it was in 1860.

    Call me stupid , but I simply don’t believe you are buying so many products from China because China pays better wages.

    So slavery isn’t slavery , so why should an occupation necessarily count as an occupation ?

    I suspect that deaths are counted ….but ….deaths…. also are not counted.

    Like , in what we might call atrocity propaganda , I commonly see that people who are shot , gassed , or beaten to death , are counted .

    But , at least it seems to me , those who were taken out an shot were perhaps the fortunate ones , and it was those who died in much more boring ways who got the real fucking.

    And —-

    Well, whether these statistics come from the New York Times , or from Pravda , i suspect they are total bullshit , or worse , plain lies , myself.

    ” We argue. I tell him that nobody hunts down and assaults airline pilots. ”

    ” I ‘splain to him that airline pilots rarely are in alleys rolling around with some nut who is combative…this sometimes on a weekly or sometimes even daily basis. ”

    Well I just referred in passing to those who die in much more boring ways …..

    perhaps your privileged , sheltered , Disneyland – dwelling Airline pilot friend discounts or ignores the violence ?

    in my case , I’m simply not impressed by it.

    Whether it is actresses raped by Harvey Weinstein , or police officers shot , frankly , the most I can manage there is a yawn.

    it looks like a TV show to me , and , in fact , I think that is exactly what it is.

    because i have lived to see a great deal of violence , and even seen a great many people done to death by other people

    But it wasn’t in the newspapers yesterday , nor today , nor do I think it ever will be.

    Because they died in boring ways . their lives were boring . Their undoing served no political agenda , except for the sort of agenda that toilet paper , for example , serves.

    there is a scene in the movie , ” the Bridge over the River Kwai ” ;

    These British soldiers have just arrived in a Japanese P.O.W . camp , and the Japanese Commandant addresses them ;

    ( paraphrasing ) ” You have arrived here , and you are now slaves of the Japanese Empire , because YOUR officers said , ” Better to live like a coolie , than die like a hero ! ”

    Now I get the distinct impression that the Japanese Officer is suggesting that to be a ( dead ) hero is somehow a better fate , and a higher status , than to be a ( living ) coolie.

    Not a week goes by it seems that I’m not reminded of this scene , because I likewise get the impression that you folks , commonly , imply basically the same thing.

    If you wish to serve your fellow man you could just as well scrub toilets , and , arguably , to do so would be more vital.

    I think it entirely safe to say that while nations and regimes come and go , and they will go , without toilet scrubbers , there would simply be no nations or regimes , only hunter -gatherers shitting in the creek .

    Arguably, to be a toilet -scrubber would be a greater sacrifice.

    Because it is dull , because it is without fanfare.

    Because there are 12 year olds walking around with higher status than you.

    Because , not uncommonly , you are under the boot heel of even 12 year olds. THEIR SOCIAL INFERIOR !

    God himself was obliged to suffer such gross mortifications .

    — ^ I gather you don’t believe in Christianity , but let’s play Devil’s advocate a moment . —

    God himself elected to become a ditch-digger . If , for the sake of argument , it were true , what would be the implications of that ?

    I would venture to say that it suggests that to be a coolie is not a lesser , but a greater , sacrifice.

    So it would seem that a God who did not come out of Japan and the culture of Bushido , yet agrees with the Samurai that to get shot at and beaten up is rather your privilege.

    Don’t get me wrong , there are soldiers I esteem ;

    Those who served and or died when there WAS conscription , but NO G.I . Bill.

    When your reward , if you lived , was that you lived .

    And if you came back crippled , you were permitted to panhandle.

    Generally , I esteem those who lost , and who lived to be rewarded with ……..disgrace.

    Generally , I esteem those who won , but then the history books got re-written , and now they are assholes.

    There are occasionally even police officers I esteem.

    Like , for example , I esteem Dimitri Yezhov . ( when I’m not cruelly laughing about it )

    Apparently he really was the perfect Chekist. He did not even show such favor , but even sent his own family members off to Gulag , or to be shot.

    And his reward was — he was taken out and shot , by his own comrades , for the cause.

    • elysianfield May 27, 2018 at 10:44 am #

      Kesa,
      An interesting post.

      “Like , for example , I esteem Dimitri Yezhov . ( when I’m not cruelly laughing about it )

      Apparently he really was the perfect Chekist. He did not even show such favor , but even sent his own family members off to Gulag , or to be shot.

      And his reward was — he was taken out and shot , by his own comrades , for the cause.”

      In regards to Yezhov…it reminded me of a question often asked during Oral interviews when potential police candidates are applying for jobs.

      “If you stopped a car that was being driven recklessly, and you found out the driver was your mother, would you give her a ticket?”

      There is no good answer to the question…the interviewers just want to see you squirm a bit.

      Ditch digging? How…topical. Just yesterday I dug 115 feet of ditch and re-layed a damaged water pipe. This morning, I want to die….

    • BackRowHeckler May 27, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

      For God sakes Kesa Ann get back on the meds.

  55. tucsonspur May 27, 2018 at 4:40 am #

    If men could get pregnant, abortion would be the highest of sacraments.

    Mid to late term fetuses would be used for target practice by the gun crowd. Or maybe hunting or fishing bait.

    New business products would be created like, Fetus Futures.

    The sanctity of life would be extolled. The life of men.

    The human race would near extinction.

    “Sanctity of Life”, oh that’s a real gem! That’s a good one!
    A sanctity proven to be non existent throughout history.

    Let the woman choose. Keep the government out of her Uterus.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

      I admit that was a masterful lie. You see Abortion IS a sacrament of the Feminist Religion. So they projected their evil onto men – and so many men accepted it.

      You’re worried about the environment and over population. Very valid concerns. But the answer is not the Feminist Death Cult. I fear for our Race and Civilization. The issues (and how they are framed) and the debate have been taken over by fanatics on both sides.

      I don’t want our people going back to having as many children as possible. But a below replacement level birthrate simply dooms us, unless we were as organized as the Japanese who are taking measures to compensate for it. They might make it, but we are not, not in our current form and not before catastrophe. That’s going to solve the population problem real good.

      • tucsonspur May 27, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

        “You see Abortion IS a sacrament of the Feminist Religion”.

        As well it should be. It’s their bodies. You consider it an “evil” and call it the “Feminist Death Cult”. While words like these work well for the pro-lifers, they are also inflammatory and go to the emotions.

        Yes, population is another aspect of this profound, complicated topic, and not a small concern. I believe that whites are being outpaced by both blacks and Latinos in the reproduction rates. Ultimately though, should women be forced to have babies to keep the birth rate up if incentives don’t work? Would racial birth rate restrictions be the solution? Imagine that.

        Just think of it. What if laws were passed controlling the male genitalia? Almost inconceivable. Nothing drastic, like restrictions on penile length and such, but control of the testes, vas deferens, etc. Still inconceivable.

        Not many things worse than some bible thumper, man or woman, trying to play God, as if they possessed some high wisdom, trying to control life in someone else’s body, while perhaps molesting young children or screwing somebody’s spouse. Oops! Pregnant?
        Well, in this case…..

        You don’t want an abortion? Then don’t have one.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm #

          Women who kill their babies become crazy by suppressing their guilt. The best of them mourn every year during the time of year when their baby was due to be born and/or when they did the deed. The psychological establishment has no help for them since it doesn’t recognize it as a problem.

  56. KesaAnna May 27, 2018 at 6:36 am #

    ” No historians of the first century mention Jesus, despite there being authors who write (at length) about Jewish concerns. ”

    If you mean , for example , Flavius Josephus , his concerns were Jewish and Roman concerns , Jewish and Roman personalities .

    Not Christianity , or Christian personalities.

    Jesus was a Jew ? George Washington was a British subject, and Thomas Hutchinson was an American.

    I’m sure I could go out right now and find five books on the American Revolution that never mention Thomas Hutchinson , though he was hardly a minor figure , rather a prominent figure — not an outside figure either — but rather a prominent American figure . A 4th generation American who held , at one time or another , literally every prominent post in colonial Massachusetts , 1750 to 1776.

    how could such a prominent figure , needless to say a real figure who actually existed , get so commonly left out of the story ?

    emmm, maybe it might have something to do with the fact that Thomas Hutchinson served his country — THIS country — virtually his entire life , yet his reward was to die in poverty , in exile ?

    Maybe it had something to do with the fact that this man , who knew quite a few of the stars of the American Revolution personally , for many decades , claimed they intended to overthrow the government right from the start , that the American revolution was a coup d’etat orchestrated by a union of colonial aristocracy and bottom-feeder mafia ?

    maybe it might have something to do with the fact that the worst you can do is paint him as simply a loser.
    The guy , for example , describes his own terrible sufferings and losses with boring dispassion !
    It isn’t hard to describe the guy as some sort of bad guy , it is plain impossible to do so.

    That is , in brief , He isn’t / wasn’t an American concern , even though he was ?

    ” There are no Roman records that mention Jesus… ”

    No , just the Roman historians Suetonius and Tacitus , both Romans , both pagans , who didn’t give a shit about Jesus anyway, mentioned him.

    ” Roman records ”

    If by Roman records you mean things like birth certificates , blood type , eye color , favorite color , and things like that ,

    well, as often as not , we don’t have such records for undoubted Roman mega super stars like Nero , Claudius , Mark Anthony , Trajan , etc , etc , etc. either.

    I’m getting the feeling here that you really have no idea how few and far between 2,000 year old records , any records , be they Roman , Jewish , Christian , Carthaginian , or what the fuck , actually are.

    By the way , You are aware , right, that as far as Christian testimony itself goes , the assertion is that Jesus was NOT some super-popular rock star. Not even of local dog catcher level prominence .

    We are not told that he had thousands of apostles , or hundreds , or even dozens , but merely 12 .

    Two of these as I recall were only commercial fishermen. Is that supposed to be like royalty or something ?

    They say Matthew was a tax collector . translation = a scumbag turncoat Roman pagan collaborator.

    Christians tell us that Jesus mother was a virgin and unmarried — the direct implication being that she was a teenager .

    A peasant teenager.

    Not a princess , not even the prom queen or cheerleader type.

    Pretty much all Christians tell us about Jesus foster father is that he had a good reputation. And that is just about it for his resume.

    Christians tell us that the Holy family resided in the neighborhood of a backwater village in a backwater county.

    Christians tell us that Jesus was so popular that the crowd voted for Barabbas instead. And who the fuck was Barabbas for that matter ?

    I could go on and on.

    You knew all of this , right ?

    No, I rather suspect that your knowledge of this religion is the theological equivalent of a coca -cola commercial.

    ” there are no Christian eye-witnesses of Jesus. ”

    There are no Roman eye-witnesses of Romulus.

    or Roman eye-witnesses of the Roman Kings .

    or Roman eye-witnesses of Cincinnatus.

    or Roman eye-witnesses of the Gracchi.

    pretty much a full 500 or more years of Roman history is to be taken on faith —- or , the only real alternative is , we know jack shit.
    NOTHING.

    ” All of the Gospels are anonymous ”

    Homer is anonymous. the Iliad could as well have been written by a 13 year old girl.

    Some folks claim the diary of Anne Frank was written by a middle aged man.

    I , for my part , would muddy those waters perhaps worse by saying I think Anne Frank was a bit of a pervert , and i think her diary , though genuine , has been in places selectively edited , and in other places Anne herself makes a fictional character of herself , makes of her real life a fictional life. That is , in parts, it is not a diary , it is a novel masquerading as a diary.
    Not a case of her lieing to herself , or feeding her own vanity , or trying to put the best face on things to herself and for herself .
    but a calculated , pre-meditated deception aimed at another reader.

    Anyway , Homer is anonymous , and on that account for quite awhile the consensus assumption then was that the Trojan war and Troy were fictions. .

    Now the consensus opinion seems to be that Troy and the Trojan war were historical fact , Homer’s anonymity not withstanding.

    ” it is quite possible, given the similarities of Jesus to previous saviour religions and pagan stories about god-men, that the entire story of Jesus is a rewrite, with Jewish undertones, of Roman and pagan myths that were current at the beginning of the first century. ”

    What we know about the pagan religions of the ancient Mediterranean is that we don’t know half of it , or maybe even one -fifth of it.

    And the bulk of what we do know ……..is what interested the Christians.

    It is roughly equivalent , for example, to a case where the bulk of what you knew about the Nazis , Hitler , and World War II , was what interested Janos.

    I’ll put it another way.

    I really dig nudity . ( As long as it is someone else who does the undressing. 😛 )

    So , it is like if you inferred from that factoid that Penthouse Magazine had the Christian seal of approval , that it represented orthodox Christian dogma.

    For 100 years it has been debated whether Atenism was polytheistic or Monotheistic .

    And Howard Carter happily argued BOTH !

    ” …. given the similarities of Jesus to previous saviour religions and pagan stories about god-men ”

    primarily according to narratives of those religions written by Christians , and stories that , for the most part , Christians Cherry -picked , you mean ?

    • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 11:48 am #

      The christian scriptures were composed by the Flavian imperial family after their conquest and destruction of Jerusalem and Judea. The Gospels claim to be contemporary with Jesus but were in fact composed at least 40 years after or a full generation after any contemporaries of Jesus.

      Joseph Atwill in his book “Caesar’s Messiah” uses topological analysis to show over 30 parallels between “The Jewish Wars” by Josephus and the Gospels and that these occur in perfect order. It is impossible that this is coincidence. The Gospels were composed after “The Jewish Wars” and therefore are a Roman fabrication.

      amazon.com/Caesars-Messiah-Conspiracy-Flavian-Signature/dp/1461096405/ref=la_B001K8GW3K_1_1/141-2530…

      The christian scriptures were meant as Roman PSYOP propaganda to pacify ongoing Jewish rebellions against the Romans. Unfortunately for the Romans their propaganda was so outlandish in its political message that instead of ensnaring Jews in its ridiculousness its has ensnared the Roman Empire instead.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

        Read the “Wandering Who” about the invention of the Jewish people.

        Read “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” about the horrors the Jews perpetrated in the Bar Kochba revolt. The Romans were driven out but came back in force and destroyed you. Likewise, the evil rebels were crushed in every land and driven to the four winds.

        And as for the Temple, as Christ said, it was completely destroyed with not one stone left upon another. The so called Whaling Wall is just the ruins of a Roman Fortress.

        • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 3:39 pm #

          Compared to the long decades and centuries of theft slavery genocidal horrors depraved sadism and general misery the Romans inflicted on the Jews and other peoples, anything the Romans received at the hands of Jews and others as retribution was an extremely light response.

          I don’t care about the Temple and Kingship as I consider both foreign and antithetical to the ancient Hebrew culture of liberty and freedom as documented in the TaNaKh.

          Keep worshiping Titus Christ — you pagans always worship man as god and the bureaucracies of theft and slavery. Hitler and Nazism was just the latest Vatican pagan creation. Only in your case you don’t even have the excuse of stupidity and of being deceived. You know exactly the evil nonsense you subscribe to and so does God.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

            The Jewish rebels killed innocents, civilians, old and young, man and woman. And children. And he who kills the innocent destroy a world and merits hell. That’s also said in the scriptures.

            I don’t blame the Jews for fighting against Greece and Rome btw. Men have that right. At times they fought very well. It was no small thing to defeat a Roman Legion after all.

          • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

            No, the innocent were the ones fighting Rome not the ones who were entertained and got fat on Jewish sweat blood and tears. Your “innocents” were entertained on the mass murder of Jews in the arenas. They were fed by the toil of Jewish slaves. They got fat on the spoils of gold and silver and other goods taken from Jews and Judea. Your “innocents” fed the Roman war machine with manpower and were in fact the essence of its depraved sadist culture and existence.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

            Classic Talmudic Theory of War: there are no innocents. No civilians. No non-combatants. No exceptions. Needless to say the Romans showed no mercy to such merciless murderers.

            Jews were the Christian Hunters for Romans for centuries contrary to you previous demented post.

          • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 6:58 pm #

            The Talmud didn’t exist then. But I’m sure the Talmud was studied by Hitler Stalin Churchill Roosevelt and the many others throughout recent and ancient history for correct action during war.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 7:57 pm #

            It existed as an oral tradition (begun in Babylon) even in Christ’s time. It was written down after the revolt, but obviously such attitudes had already gained currency. You show them clearly – and that was my point.

          • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 8:49 pm #

            So Roosevelt was following the Talmud when he incinerated Hiroshima and Nagasaki? When Hitler’s Luftwaffe and Panzer tanks leveled countless Russian cities and towns and burning millions in ovens, that was also according to instruction found in the Talmud? The Vatican’s Crusaders also were following the instruction found in the Talmud when they committed their indiscriminate butchery?

            My opinion is my own. I haven’t read the Talmud, so the Talmud has nothing to do with it. The Talmud was scribed in a Greek/Roman world, therefore to me everything in it is suspect.

            But since you seem to have a translated copy of the Talmud, give me the relevant Talmud commentaries on which you base your assertions. I can read and understand Hebrew and I can easily verify if you’re telling twisted lies, as most often you are.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 2:35 pm #

      Yes, there is more evidence for the validity of the Gospels than almost any other ancient writing. Yet, despite the number copies, THEIR validity is called into question while a single manuscript of something else is a considered not only valid, but a treasure. Maybe some “scholars” don’t like the Gospels for some reason? Perhaps scholars with Jewish names?

      Now some folks are questioning the existence of Islam with the same line of attack. Perhaps folks with the same or similar last names?

      • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 6:06 pm #

        No one is questioning the existence of Islam. What people are questioning is the existence of Muhmud and whole narrative surrounding his story. Patricia Crone is a Dane (from the tribe of Dan) so I could definitely see in her the ancestral Jewish drive to get at the truth of things.

        An amazing collection of videos concerning this topic:
        youtube.com/user/PfanderFilms/videos

        • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

          Yeah they do that with Christ too – as if such a powerful thing could just come from fantasy or cunning invention. Your Hillel told his fellow Pharisees the Truth: if these men (a couple of the apostles) speak falsehood, they don’t matter. And if they are of God and speak the Truth, you can’t stop them.

          Remember, his followers were willing to die at the hands of the Romans and the Jews rather than recant or be silent. They wouldn’t die for a story they had just made up.

          Ditto for Mohammad and Islam. Nothing comes from nothing. And things of this magnitude must have some kind of Truth behind them, certainly they have an inspired Founder.

          • akmofo May 27, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

            Mohammad and Islam were created by Empire. They didn’t exist until a full two centuries after the conquest of the Roman Empire Persia India China North Africa and Spain by the Arab Bedouins. Same for the Roman Empire and Romanism. These “religions” were invented to cement the Empire and Emperor with the absolute authority God. There’s nothing truthful about such invented deceit. It is pure evil.

            They took the Hebrews’ survival experience of cosmic cataclysm and thus concrete experience and belief in divine intervention and turned it into PSYOPS propaganda to buttress thievery slavery mass murder and empire. They took the original pure and divine sentiments and turned it into satanic shit.

          • GreenAlba May 28, 2018 at 9:40 am #

            “They wouldn’t die for a story they had just made up.”

            Your hero Goebbels and his wife murdered their own cute blond Aryan children for a story someone made up, before they took their own lives. A story that you keep trying to propagate in this very website.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 2:47 pm #

      The so called Diary of Ann Frank was written with a ball point pen – which didn’t exist when she was alive. After its phenomenal success, the ghost writer sued her father to gain more of the proceeds.

      People who doubt the Gospel then make piffle like this into “gospel”….

  57. elysianfield May 27, 2018 at 11:48 am #

    Well, ladies and germs,

    Newsweek has reported recently of an embarrassing incident involving the near ubiquitous “personal assistants” with names like Siri, Alexa, The Dot, etc. It seems that they, without prompt, record and transmit audio, and perhaps video, to third parties who have a proprietary interest in you (and that is the best spin you can put on the situation). Apparently one couple were discussing wood flooring within hearing range of one of the “personal assistants”. Later they were contacted by a friend of the family that (errantly) had the first parties discussion transmitted to them, and was able to recite parts of their conversation verbatim.

    This could be a worrisome revelation, if you do not trust the major corporations, and by extension, the government, with your private, and innermost thoughts, hopes, fears, and loathing.

    If you do, say, or think nothing wrong, however, you have nothing to worry about….

    Trust us….

      • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

        On Infowars: One of Tommy Robinson’s close followers talked to him in jail. Apparently he is safe as this jail in not highly Muslim and he has a lot of support inside. And the blackout on the story has failed and large numbers of people are speaking out in his favor, both in the media and on the street.

        • GreenAlba May 28, 2018 at 9:56 am #

          Robinson’s so fond of free speech his name is actually Stephen Lennon. He borrowed his current name from a prominent member of the “Men In Gear” football hooligan gang, which follows Luton Town Football Club. Freedom of speech? Please…

          I expect he had to use his own name when he was jailed in 2014 for mortgage fraud, though.

          He also previously served 12 months in jail for the drunken assault of an off-duty police officer. This caused him to lose his job at Luton airport, following security measures brought in after the September 11 attacks. He’s an angry man. Angry men have a habit of finding a handle to hang their anger on.

          Robinson/Lennon’s just a reptilian thug.

          And here are the kind of people who follow him:

          ibtimes.co.uk/edl-english-defence-league-bristol-muslim-islam-528249

          metro.co.uk/2017/06/12/far-right-protester-takeas-a-bite-out-of-pigs-head-during-edl-rally-6702337/

    • Janos Skorenzy May 27, 2018 at 2:43 pm #

      One of these computer people is given to make very weird noises at night to terrify its “owners”.

      None of this bodes well for the future, especially since owning one of these might become all but mandatory at some point. Of course each owner will actually be the owned, with his or her own robotic overseer watching them at all times.

  58. FincaInTheMountains May 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

    Caribbean Rumors

    Just want to warn that the following is not just rumors, or rather something more than rumors, but I can only present them as rumors.

    After the first bombing of Syria by Trump, I had a conflict with the Saakashvili Georgians in local “Car Wash”, who decided then that Trump had started bombing Putin.

    And a couple of very wealthy and very influential patrons of afformentioned “Car Wash”, descendants of the first wave of emigrants who witnessed this incident, invited me after to a restaurant, apparently in order to make up for the unpleasant impression he made.

    The restaurant turned out to be, as you know, quite something, and at the next table was a Chinese diplomat who accidentally turned out to be Russian speaking too.

    And he heard how I told a story I had just invented about how Trump inviting Xi Jinping to a chocolate dessert, took off his shoe under the table and pressed a button with a thumb to launch a tomahawks valley through a specially cut hole in his toe. These details fit so well into this story told by Trump that the Chinese took it at face value and almost moved to our table.

    And the people who invited me switched to Chinese, as they spent their childhood in Shanghai, and as a result, the Chinese diplomat opened his mouth and began to talk about all sorts of insults that Europeans unknowingly bring on to Chinese.

    And since he heard the beginning of our conversation, when I talked about how I went to Georgia in 2007 and how the Georgians expected to get rich then, becoming the main hub of the New Silk Road from China to Western Europe. To which he explained that the most terrible insult, comparable only with the Opium Wars, was inflicted on China by Georgia.

    They spoiled the Beijing Olympics by starting a war in Ossetia !!!

    So now they can forget about the New Silk Road.

    Jokes aside, but this contact remained and this diplomat (I write this because he turned out not to be a diplomat, and even not a Chinese) today told me that the prices of insurance business, hedging transactions involving Ukrainian property have increased dramatically, including on transactions involving Ukrainian property sold many years ago, including Krivorozhstal, Antonov and Yuzhnoye.

    And he told me this after I told him yesterday’s story of how Trump in his dream beats Poroshenko up for Yanukovich’s barn book, which Poroshenko had given to Hillary Clinton, destroying the career of Manafort.

    The Chinese gave me a strange look, apparently remembering the hole in Trump shoe and told me that the young men whose careers, according to Trump’s recent tweet, were destroyed by Russaingate, are Manafort, Michael Flynn and your humble servant.

    The last I consider a Chinese humor, but you can’t throw out the words from the song and in every joke there is some joke.

    Moreover, if this is true, then the days of Poroshenko’s Ukraine are numbered among other things, because the story of the sale of missile technology by Ukraine to North Korea will soon come to the surface in the US in combination with the information that the US space and military missile program are being built counting on Ukrainian Yuzhmash.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuzhmash

    And the United States already know that Kim Jong-un was capable of causing unacceptable damage before the tests began, which were not tests, but a demonstration of strength.

  59. janet May 27, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

    Gas prices headed to $5 a gallon… as a direct result of Trump pulling out of an internationally negotiated agreement to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons.

    I am heartened by Trump’s persistence in negotiating with North Korea. There should be a mutual agreement for COMPLETE DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE UNITED STATES AND NORTH KOREA. The countries must not trust each other. There should be mutual verification that both countries are COMPLETELY DESTROYING ALL THEIR NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Go Trump, go!

    • BackRowHeckler May 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

      Hey Little Jane …

      Is that the Official Cat Lady position on this Korea issue?

      Or are you freelancing?

      brh

    • JohnAZ May 27, 2018 at 9:10 pm #

      ???

      Hopefully, oil will continue upwards to stop this country from its wasteful ways. It infuriates me to see the most important resource on earth burned in 6-10 mpg vehicles. Even the optomists acknowledge the decline of the supply side of oil production in 20 years or so. We burn off the supply now in automobiles, where all we get for it is pollution and global warming. When oil becomes more expensive in the near future, the usage rate hopefully will fall saving the resource for a longer period. Remember, climate changers, when oil gets to a certain point, electricity will revert to coal and nuclear. Nice!

      Disarm the US of nukes. You are nuts. With all the insane asylums of the world. Aka countries, ready to erupt at any time, fear of the superpowers, and not just us, keeps things relatively under control. Why did NOKO stop its weapons movement, because someone finally figured out that if they pushed the envelope, they would be destroyed. What do we need to do? Develop this country with the help of SOKO into the twenty first century, with yes, capitalism! And if we unilaterally disarm, do you want Russia to take the no. One spot? Oh, yeah, you probably do!

      • BackRowHeckler May 27, 2018 at 9:46 pm #

        John, not to be contrary, but what vehicles get 6-10 mpg? Are you talking about big rigs?

        I know tanks get about 10 gallons to the mile, ha ha.

        Every once in awhile you’ll see some maniac blow thru town in a lifted F 250, full 8 cylinder monster truck. Full of sound and fury (and signifying nothing) those things suck up gas like a hog.

        brh

        • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 12:30 am #

          BRH,
          My old hunting rig, a 1968 Toyota Land Cruiser, with original 6 cylinder engine, transmission, etc. averaged eleven mpg.

          • elysianfield May 28, 2018 at 12:31 am #

            …and any older pick-up…before 1980, with a big block engine would average less than 13.

          • BackRowHeckler May 28, 2018 at 12:39 am #

            I like them old Land Cruisers. Back in the 60s — unlike now — 4wd vehicles were pretty rare. You had your jeeps and Ford Broncos from Detroit and that was about it. The days of leaded gas, 25 cnts a gallon, $2 bucks for a fillup. I was a little kid and didn’t realize they were the golden days and they wouldn’t last forever.

            brh

          • stelmosfire May 28, 2018 at 9:01 am #

            In ’77-’78 I traveled US, Canada, and Mex. in a 1970 Ford E100. A full size van set up as a camper. Two people and a dog. Old Blue had a 170 ci straight six with a whopping 105 horsepower on a good day. Three on the tree. At 10,000 feet in the passes I bet it had half that hp. (never re-jetted the carbs of course)Speed limit was 55 and I stuck to it. I averaged 24-25 mpg on the flats. Always needed second gear on a climb. Balls to the wall on a flat it would max out at 82 mph. What is up with new trucks needing 350 horses? unless your towing serious weight. With new technology I bet a full size van could get 40 mpgs if people weren’t in such a goddamn hurry. Can you even get a full size pick-up with a small six and a manual shift? I doubt it.

          • stelmosfire May 28, 2018 at 9:07 am #

            BRH, you forgot the Full size Jeeps, I had a ’68 Jeep Wagoneer made by Kaiser-Willys motors. It had a factory Buick 350 with a huge two barrel. That thing was a pig. Pulling my camper it would get 7-8 mpg and only had a 16 gallon tank I believe. I hated that thing. Plowed snow like a demon though.

        • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 10:07 am #

          I heard two gentlemen bragging about the 6-10 mpg their big pickups and RVs were getting moving around the country. The big RV haulers use a lot of gas, and we have lots of them here during the winter in Arizona. The average mileage is lots higher than these examples, it is the big gulpers that I am complaining about. They are taking away the future for the rest of us that take the oil situation seriously. How to fix? Let the price of oil float to its natural price level. $6-10 a gallon for gas will stop some of the abuse.

      • janet May 27, 2018 at 11:46 pm #

        “Disarm the US of nukes. You are nuts.” –John AZ

        Are you suggesting that Trump wants to negotiate a deal in which only one side gives up all its nuclear weapons?

        If Kim were to demand the USA give up all its weapons but North Korea gets to keep its weapons, what would Trump’s reaction be?

        Trump would say to Kim: “Disarm the US of nukes. You are nuts.”

        It has to be that both countries completely denuclearize.

        • JohnAZ May 28, 2018 at 9:59 am #

          Sorry one little country that has exploded one nuclear weapon and it blew up their test site and still cannot deliver it, if they have another one will not dictate terms to us. We will assist with them to join the real world, we will give them prominence in the area and yes maybe help give both Koreas the ability to rejoin politically, who knows? What will Kim give up, a half assed nuclear program that the nuclear world sorta chuckles at. We will soon see what Kim really wants for his people. For us, a new candidate for economic expansion.

          Oil. Analysis this morning says that oil could go to $100 a barrel soon in spite of Russia and SA attempts to increase production. Why? Venezuela’s ability to produce is being threatened by that wonderful socialist system they have installed there. We are going to show those capitalists! Yeah, right! Sorry, Janet, Trump, the US have nothing to do with the upward pressure on oil.

  60. BackRowHeckler May 27, 2018 at 8:36 pm #

    Out here on the loading dock on this lavender evening — crows perched on wires strung overhead, looking down — listening to the sounds of the city. Steamboat chugging up the Connecticut River? Mournful whistle of a New Haven RR locomotive? Horseshoes on a cobblestone street? No, sadly all that’s long gone, alas. What one hears mostly are blasting sirens of emergency vehicles as they rush from one bloody scene of street mayhem or arson fire to another. Its almost constant. There is your sound of the modern American city.

    It seems hopeless.

    brh

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