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You might not know it, given all the ambient noise of the moment, but beyond the torments of news and propaganda there is still something called the nation. It’s more than just a political compact. Until not long ago it was also a culture, an agreed-upon set of values, practices, and customs that amounted to an identity: I’m an American. If you canvassed the crowd in Yankee Stadium one summer afternoon in 1947, I imagine each person would answer that way rather than saying I’m a wounded war veteran, I’m a WASP, I’m an oppressed housewife, I’m a negro, I’m Italian, I’m a Jew, I’m a union member, I’m a communist, I’m queer, I’m a rape victim….

These days, the hardships of history are shattering the nation and our response politically has been to take refuge in a matrix of rackets. Most of these rackets are economic, because it’s the essence of racketeering to extract the greatest benefit possible from the object of your racket at the least cost to the racketeer. In plain English, it’s an organized way of getting something for nothing. The identity politics of our time is another form of racketeering — extracting current maximum benefits on claims of mistreatment, often bygone, specious, or only imagined.

And so one of the truly existential questions of the moment is whether we’ll continue to be a nation, even geographically, and a lot of sentient observers aren’t too sure. Apparently we’re not too sure we even want to be. This is why the campaign slogan of Hillary Clinton, “Stronger Together,” rang so false when the Democratic Party worked so diligently in 2016 to construct separate identity fortifications and then declared culture war on the dwindling majority outside the ramparts. And you’re surprised that Donald Trump won the election?

Trump won by making promises that he’ll never be able to keep under the current circumstances. The main promise was to restore the standard of living enjoyed in bygone decades by former industrial workers and clerks. His promise was based on a misunderstanding of history: the notion that the industrial organization of daily life was a permanent part of the human condition. You could detect by the early 21st century that this was not so anymore. That was exactly why we tried to replace it with an economy of rackets. When there’s nothing left, a lot of people are going to try to get something for nothing, because there’s nothing else to do.

Hence, the financialization of the economy. In the 1950s, finance made up about five percent of the economy. It’s mission then was pretty simple and straightforward: to manage the accumulated wealth of the nation (capital) and then allocate it to those who proposed to generate greater wealth via new productive activities, mostly industrial, ad infinitum. It turned out that ad infinitum doesn’t work in a world of finite resources — but the ride had been so intoxicating that we couldn’t bring ourselves to believe it, and still can’t.

With industry expiring, or moving elsewhere (also temporarily), we inflated finance to nearly 40 percent of the economy. The new financialization was, in effect, setting a matrix of rackets in motion. What had worked as capital management before was allowed to mutate into various forms of swindling and fraud — such as the bundling of dishonestly acquired mortgages into giant bonds and then selling them to pension funds desperate for “yield,” or the orgy of merger and acquisition in health care that turned hospitals into cash registers, or the revenue streams on derivative “plays” that amounted to bets with no possibility of ever being paid off, or the three-card-monte games of interest rate arbitrage played by central banks and their “primary dealer” concubines.

Some of what I’ve listed above may be incomprehensible to the blog reader, and that is because these rackets were crafted to be opaque and recondite. The rackets continue without regulation or prosecution because there is an unstated appreciation in government, and in the corporate board rooms, that it’s all we’ve got left. What remains of the accustomed standard of living in America is supported by wishing and fakery and all that is now coming to a climax as we steam full speed ahead into Murphy’s law: if something can go wrong, it will.

When all of America comes to realize that President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, it will make last November’s national nervous breakdown look like a momentary case of the vapors. What can go wrong awaits in markets, banks, currencies, and the immense dark pools of counterparty obligations that amount to black holes where notions of value are sucked out of the universe. There is so much that can go wrong. And then it will. And then maybe that will prompt us back to consider  being a nation again.


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  1. johngalt March 20, 2017 at 9:24 am #

    Explanation of Criticality.
    When a nuclear chain reaction in a mass of fissile material is self-sustaining, the mass is said to be in a critical state in which there is no increase or decrease in power, temperature, or neutron population.

    In much the same way, the mass of flat liners left behind by the technocrats have reached critical state. The initiation of the chain reaction is ordained through the reincarnated Saul Alinsky, ala Barack and the gang, in the old republic.

    In the New Republic, members enjoy building out properties and the local means of production, through the use of gain acquired through the stock market.

    We are the sheepdogs.
    And we are old fashioned and sentimental.
    And we belong to the longest serving Civil Rights organization in the Republic.
    And we don’t require others for border protection or building bridges.
    And we have undying love, devotion, and loyalty to the Constitution.
    And we are happy to participate in the proper pursuit and offering of due process under the Constitution to the NETWORK globalist class charlatans who sold out the old republic in their lust for power and the love of money.
    And we are ready for what’s next.

    Sent from the New Republic.
    http://www.got-truth.com
    http://www.funwithdad.net
    http://www.pi-corp.net

    • shotho March 20, 2017 at 9:54 am #

      And how many of “we” do you think are left for what’s next. Maybe more than I think, but what I see around me on all levels is a bunch of grifters who are looking for the next “chance” or the next circus.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

        And when hordes of violent starving minorities and White cosmics come, whatchya goin’ do, Homeboy? Defend your borders? Ok. What if they come begging with their hats in their hands? You’re gonna let them in. And guess what? The second scenario is the same as the first. And your Republic will be undone before scarcely begun.

        Let’s face it: Whites aren’t strong enough to be ruthless anymore. And Nations are founded and cannot be maintained without such ruthlessness, at least at times. Christianity simply doesn’t serve us anymore. The Colonists knew enough to set is aside when need be. Do you? Or your silly Civil Religion of Civil Rights?

        There’s a video of hapless African boat people who tried to get Arab Fishermen to save them. The Arabs just watched as they drowned. That’s what it takes. Do you have it? Invasion is Invasion. Beggars are more dangerous than Armies to sentimental Whites. And Conservatives are hardly any better than Cosmics now.

        • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm #

          “It’s in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.”
          – Ben Franklin

          JS, please drop more pearls of wisdom you ignorant fool.
          -T

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 8:51 pm #

            What have you done with Galt? Is this a coup? I liked that punk…

      • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

        Here are the WE who are ready for what’s next:
        1. Members directly connected to the domestic means of production (Food, Energy, Clean Water, Pharma/Biologics, and Defense) (52 million)
        2. Members of the NRA. (5.8 million)
        3. Members leading savagely self-sufficient lives in rural America.

        -T

  2. newworld March 20, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    As for the financials it begs a Jubilee.

    As for the political and social rackets of the Left. A little story out of Australia, teacher terrorized by 6 year old mini-jihadis. It seems those kids care not a wit about liberalism and its racket of isms, ists and phobias.

    Well if little children and their guardians do not care about liberalism why should I? Why should anyone?

    A crisis of legitimacy?

    • elysianfield March 20, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

      “As for the financials it begs a Jubilee. ”

      New,
      About as likely as the Second Coming.

      Please describe an event of Jubilee that did occur other than as a biblical reference…anything recent?

      • RocketDoc March 21, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

        Counting on a Jubilee would be imprudent. However–It might be useful to have offsetting loans at banks where you have assets in case they have a counter-party hiccup and they need your money to make it right. Then you at least have some of their money…..

  3. seawolf77 March 20, 2017 at 9:25 am #

    The snake (Trump) is eating his won and own tail. Devouring it.

  4. wm5135 March 20, 2017 at 9:33 am #

    Courtesy of the Murph’s Law site and Neal Miller:

    If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the FIRST to go wrong.

    Better order a new lazy boy for the cave.

  5. venuspluto67 March 20, 2017 at 9:38 am #

    And then maybe that will prompt us back to consider being a nation again.

    Geographically speaking, probably not one country.

  6. JimL March 20, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    I disagree. Although in general I have the same view of the future as you and Charles Hall cassandralegacy.blogspot.it/2017/03/charlie-hall-speaks-about-eroi-and-many.html there is still time to start turning the Titanic before it hits the iceberg. One hopeful sign is the proposal by the Climate Leadership Council, led by Republicans James Baker, George Shultz, and others, for a carbon tax of $40 per ton of carbon dioxide which would be distributed equally to all residents with a social security number https://www.clcouncil.org. The US is by far the biggest most profligate energy user in the world. If with energy prices low the US could reduce its use of fossil fuels even a little by taxing them the world might buy some time to get its act together.

    • shotho March 20, 2017 at 9:58 am #

      “Most profligate user of energy in the world” – probably, but not the most air polluter. That honor would go to China and others ahead of USA. Until you get the world on board, forget about America making all that much difference.

      • JimL March 20, 2017 at 11:36 am #

        On a per capita basis the US is far more of a polluter than China. It would be a major undertaking to reduce our per capita production of carbon dioxide by half. But it should not reduce our standard of living since most the rest of the developed world is at that level.

        • lsjogren March 20, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

          The CO2 reduction would predominately come from people living in a high density urban community versus a lower-density suburban one. That is presumably the heart of the difference between the European stats vs US.

          And on paper, living in the urban community would calculate out to be about the same standard of living as the suburban one.

          But for most Americans, living in the urban community would feel like a lower standard of living than living in the suburban community.

          So even though you can show someone that on paper they are just as well off in the urban community, most suburbanites would still find it an unacceptable alternative so long as they are allowed to choose, and there is a genuine basis for their choice beyond just the tendency to cling to what’s familiar.

          • JimL March 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

            I agree. But what else can we do to face the crisis? If you believe Kunstler and Hall’s position that we are close to or at peak oil then the cost of maintaining our standard of living based on oil will go up. The purpose of a carbon tax is not the money but to nudge us to use less fossil fuels. This would take place over a period of time. Let’s say for oil that a 50% reduction could be done in 20 years at a rate of 3.6% decline per year. Declines greater than that have happened in the past. From 1978 to 1983 oil consumption in the US declined by more than 18% with the declines from 1979 to 1980, 1980 to 1981, and 1981 to 1982 being 7.5%, 5.9%, and 4.8% respectively. Because of the demand destruction at that time, even with cheap oil, consumption in the US did not reach the 1978 level of greater than 18.5 million barrels per day (mbpd) until almost 20 years later in 1997 and in 2016 consumption was only 5% greater than in 1978 at 19.4 mbpd (BP 2016 world energy Excel file). A carbon tax would give a strong signal to the market that investments that improved efficiency of fossil fuel use or the substitution of other energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and nuclear for fossil fuels will be rewarded based on the new price differential. Other changes would also occur such as more people living within walkable distance to work, school, and shopping or to public transportation that would get them there. But the changes would be made from the bottom up by individual people making choices on how to live with the higher prices for fossil fuels rather than top down by government regulations such as fuel economy standards. It will not be easy but what do you think?

          • Cavepainter March 21, 2017 at 9:49 pm #

            Oh boy, I can’t wait to move into one of our urban rabbit warrens, which, as population continues to grow, becomes ever more dense and continental in size. Sure, experience of wilderness not necessary, we can view Wild Kingdom on the screen. And sure, 2,000 mile feeding tubes of minimal caloric requirement.

        • Majella March 20, 2017 at 5:54 pm #

          …that’s the case right now, but with the Trump Clown & Pruitt’s EPA on the verge of being dismantled and the ‘responsibility’ for pollution regulations devolved to the States, just watch THAT change…

    • troutbum2 March 20, 2017 at 10:51 am #

      JimL, you are correct about the carbon tax. But is it a tax if all the revenue is rebated back to citizens? More details here : citizensclimatelobby.org/basics-carbon-fee-dividend/

      For the average citizen, they will come out ahead financially, that is to say, they will get a larger rebate than the what they are paying in the carbon fee/tax. Who loses? The guy with 3 homes and a corporate jet. If you are an energy pig, you’ll pay more than you’ll get back.

      • lsjogren March 20, 2017 at 1:23 pm #

        Conservatives should be attracted to it if they consider that climate activists like Al Gore who was once excoriated for his Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint would be among those who would have to cough up the dough.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

          Not if he’s one of the Founder’s of this extortion industry. And he is, poised to make billions.

    • draupnir March 20, 2017 at 11:24 am #

      Really – a carbon tax? They’ve been slavering over the thought of that for years. To me that sounds like just one more con to raise the revenues of the government and what goes into that maw doesn’t come back out in any way that would be meaningful to you or me. Once they pushed that through they would shortly find a reason why they couldn’t distribute the funds to residents. It would be much too tempting and really, the government’s need is greater. I expect in the not too distant future they are going to find themselves unable to disperse Social Security payments. That doesn’t mean the employed will no longer have to pay it. After all, government has been using that to fund itself for years because it can’t live within it’s means.

      • outsider March 20, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

        @draupnir

        Bill Gates has come up with an idea to help save SSA & Medicare. The employer, whose machines have replaced its workforce, should have to pay an amount into these funds that actual humans would have had to pay. In other words, if a machine replaced 10 workers, then the employers would have to contribute payroll taxes equivalent the amount paid by those 10 fired workers. Sounds like a good idea to me.

        • malthuss March 20, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

          If I have a Laundry, am I taxed for the work that the machines do?

    • elysianfield March 20, 2017 at 11:58 am #

      ” If with energy prices low the US could reduce its use of fossil fuels even a little by taxing them the world might buy some time to get its act together.”

      Are you serious? Does it look like the world is “getting its act together”? Do you think that by layering another tax on Americans that the world will be spurred into action? C’mon, man….

    • Cactus Girl March 20, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

      The best way for the USA to lower its carbon footprint would be to bring its military home and slash its budget by 75%. The US military is the world’s biggest user of fossil fuels. I’m pretty sure that’s why Americans have such large carbon footprints—they are dividing total usage of FF (including the military) by the number of citizens. Slash the US military, bring it home, and do everyone a big favor. There won’t be a problem paying SS then.

  7. seawolf77 March 20, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    America was divided in the Civil War. It has never reunited. It was forced back into a union at gunpoint, and the man who made them an offer they couldn’t refuse is now a national hero. Slavery would have died a natural death. There was no need to fight a war. Now the people of the south have this stain on them they can never wipe off. Intolerable. So they go the other way. They become even more racist to justify their untenable position. That racism elected Trump. Period. Only now black has slid down the scale to include brown.

    • messianicdruid March 20, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

      Typical.

      There are two groups of people in the world. One wants to be left alone, the other cannot leave others alone. Wanting people ( black, blue or otherwise ) to mind their own business, does not make you a racist.

      Trump was simply the better candidate to maybe, possibly, hopefully accomplish this single objective. Period.

      • seawolf77 March 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

        Oh please. You saw the Trump rallies. Lilly white and pure as the driven snow. And there are two types of people. People who think they know the right way to live and want you to live that way too and people who don’t care how you live as long as long as you leave me alone to live the way I want. Conservatives and liberals.

        • messianicdruid March 21, 2017 at 10:31 am #

          “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”

          Does believing this make me a liberal?

    • CirclesnCircles March 20, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      Seawolf …..do you live, or have you ever lived, in the Southeastern USA?

      • seawolf77 March 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

        Yep. Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and now Texas. Well maybe not Texas.

        • CirclesnCircles March 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

          If you go looking for “racists” in any part of America, you will find them — including in the South.

          HOWEVER: I grew up in the Midwest, raised by 2 Northeasterners and spent a decade of early adult life in NYC. Have now lived in GA and NC for over 28 years and traveled the entire SE for business. Except for the boondocks of this region (where time somewhat stands still; it’s a Bible thing) I have witnessed no more racism here than I did in the 2 others regions I’ve lived.

          That is…until I moved to this knee-jerk liberal town in the NC mountains a few years ago. These people buy into EVERY fake cultural meme produced by the Democrats and run around spouting them like brain-dead morons. (Can you tell I’m over it?) They are the racists!

          Was out socially recently and this nice lady that I only know slightly starts with the “white privilege” thing. I must admit that I sort of hammered her. But, justifiably, in my view because, as usual, when I ask questions to learn the basis of a libbies view there is almost always nothing there! Like I said, they are just parroting slimy politicians and pundits and haven’t actually THOUGHT about it.

          If she had, she’d realize that it is, indeed, racist to slap ALL white people with the concept that they have been “privileged” by their skin color. Now, how f’ing prejudicial is that? Just like it’s racist to assume all black people are victims….and need help from white people. Pathetic viewpoint.

          seawolf, I’ve no doubt you’ve witnessed some white racism doled-out in the states where you’ve lived but you can’t broadbrush the entire region that way. You’d be wrong.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

      Trump is a racist? Prove it. Or is a racist now defined as anyone Liberals don’t like? In other words, isn’t it really no better than calling someone a witch at this point?

      And how do you define racist btw? As you know, the Academic definition has nothing to do with the dictionary definition. Which are you using?

      Btw, in many parts of America, Yankees are the stained ones. Southerners are welcome in all of Red America. And yes, this is to your point in terms of the divide. Of course you think you’re on the right side of it.

      • seawolf77 March 21, 2017 at 11:58 am #

        Trump is a racist because of his racist views. Trump logic.

        • messianicdruid March 21, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

          Everyone that voted for Trump is a racist. Seawolf logic.

          • seawolf77 March 22, 2017 at 11:53 am #

            Are we sick of winning yet?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:52 pm #

          Which views are those? He hires Blacks, has Black friends, etc. You just don’t like him and/or you subscribe to the new “All Whites are racist” definition.

          • seawolf77 March 22, 2017 at 11:53 am #

            The views he holds.

        • CirclesnCircles March 21, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

          I’d bet Trump is no more a racist than seawolf77 is.

          He did this: (from Swmnguy post below)
          “All Trump did was sell Identity Politics for white people.”

          “That’s why the Democrats are so enraged. He stole their trick.”

          • seawolf77 March 22, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

            Racism is like pornography, you know it when you see it.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

            It can’t be defined (or at least you refuse to) and therefore it can’t be discussed. It’s just a “feeling”. In other words, it’s Liberal Douchebaggery that should be kept to yourself.

  8. swmnguy March 20, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    I’d say it’s simpler than that, Mr. K.

    We use debt at interest as money. To do that, we have to have unlimited inputs of money, energy, resources, and markets. Money we can make unlimited by making it abstract, but the rest are all physical, and on a finite planet such as ours, finite.

    So we have to make the money infinite to keep the ball rolling. Nobody will take out a loan at interest unless they have a good reason to think they’ll have more money next year, enough to pay back the loan and the interest. If they don’t take out that loan, we can’t create any new money. So the role of Finance in our economy has to expand until it reaches a critical mass and weighs down the “real” economy of actual activity and objects to the point of collapse. Then we start over again.

    We used to have these cycles of boom and bust regularly. Over time, those who had accumulated advantage got tired of having to give it up from time to time, so they circumvented the re-set process. That worked for a while, but then they got greedy and decided they didn’t want to endure the safeguards that kept the system from overheating without the re-sets. They didn’t want to leave one crumb on the table, so they took away all the safeguards. Now we all know what is going to happen, but we can’t tell when exactly. It’s like knowing the pressure relief valve on the boiler is rusted shut, but we don’t know how long it will take to blow.

    In the meantime, in the political sphere, it’s become apparent that we are a single-party state with several faction that squabble amongst themselves over whose cronies get enriched when and how. It’s all crony oligarchy as far as we non-oligarchs are concerned.

    The Democrats, since the end of the Vietnam War, have done everything they can to shed themselves of the Left and the lower classes. They don’t contribute corporate money, they don’t throw the right kind of swanky parties, and they can’t get comp tickets to “Hamilton,” so why would anyone waste time with them.

    Instead, the Democrats have made much hay with Identity Politics. They’ve drained any and all meaning from the more dangerous and radical notions, of course. Instead, they’ve taken the path of commoditizing everything and everyone, and getting everyone to sort and commoditize themselves, the better to market to and be marketed to. “I’m a black, gay, dyslexic, agoraphobe! Apple has an app for me!”

    All Trump did was sell Identity Politics for white people. He tumbled to this idea over 40 years of creating himself as a media personality. He acts like a rich person thinks a poor person thinks a rich person would act, crass and rude and boorish and shallow, but incredibly rich, petty, thin-skinned and impulsive. And his TV and social media audience eats it up.

    Trump out Identity-Politicsed Hillary. That’s why the Democrats are so enraged. He stole their trick. Just as the the hatred of Bill Clinton stems from his “triangulation” tactic, in which he stole the entire Republican Party platform and enacted it, and called it “Progressivism.” No wonder the GOP went after him, with rage both rational and irrational.

    Both branches of the Corporate War Party know our finance system is collapsing. They’re just looting as fast as they can to get it into convertible form before the collapse is too visible to ignore.

    In the meantime, they’re more than happy to distract us with Identity Politics false divisions along lines of race and gender. As long as we focus on how we differ, we won’t notice the things we have in common, which fall along class lines.

    As soon as anyone starts talking about Class in America, that’s when it gets serious all of a sudden. Even the Black Panthers were more or less tolerated–black men with military weapons, walking around in American slums!–until they started talking about the common interests they shared with lower class whites. Then they had to be exterminated.

    Of course Trump “doesn’t know what he’s doing.” He’s already done the thing he knows how to do. He’s created a persona and sold it. That’s all he’s ever done. He’ll stick around now until he’s cashed that persona in to his satisfaction, and not one second longer. The promises he made were irrational to begin with and not serious; he was just selling his brand.

    As for the rest of us, nothing has changed. We still need to have no debt, have tools that work, know our neighbors, have multiple sources of food and water, and love the things and people we have more than having the things and people we think we’d love.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill March 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

      Great assessment!

      Ironies abound as the country slides down the gutter. One irony is the whole identity politics thing which pretty much boils down to the libertarian idea of everybody being an individual and thinking only in their own self-interest. Yet the libertarian/Trumpettes hate it. Obviously due to government enforcement of civil rights for fringe groups they dislike…you know, the people spouting freedom and liberty constantly not wanting those they dislike to have freedom. On the other hand, PC/Safe Place culture has gone insane in its need to never experience a hurt feeling ever. The word “reasonable” has left the building across the full political spectrum.

      Personally, I cannot wait for this frivolous culture to hit the wall at top speed. The bad has come to vastly outweigh the good in this empire of hustling.

      • CirclesnCircles March 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

        “this frivolous culture to hit the wall”.

        Tired of the T – I feel the same way. In fact, I’ve been sick of it since the early 2000’s. I remember when hardwood floors made a big comeback and stainless appliances plus over-priced counter tops became the rage.

        You’d have someone to your house who hadn’t been before and while showing them around you could literally see them mentally checking off the “de rigueur” list. Bleehh.

        How many of them were good conversationalists at dinner? VERY FEW.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill March 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

          Oh yeah. The whole “perfect in every way” McMansion is puke inducing. Some years ago I put in a pocket door for a McMansion dweller. Perfection was expected in every aspect, including not making any mess of any kind while doing the work. After that I priced myself out of that market. How much to replace this imperfect closet door in my McMansion? $1,500 if it goes easy, and it climbs rapidly from there if it doesn’t go perfectly. Disposal of old door is an extra $200, maybe more depending on how heavy it is. Is the workplace expected to be cleaner after I leave than before i arrived? An extra $350. Etc… I am happier now.

          I also liked how McMansion dwellers won’t balk at paying an exorbitant price for some showy appliance or counter top, but they want to pay slave wages to the people doing the work of installing it perfectly. A task they are incapable of performing themselves.

          We remodeled our kitchen two years ago. We put in laminate, floating floors and a formica counter top. No phony show needed here. I can hardly wait for McMansion row to look like a wasteland.

          • CirclesnCircles March 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm #

            Yes, but here’s what blew me away more. It wasn’t just McMansions….I’d see flippers re-do a 1500 sq ft ranch with hardwoods, granite counters, fancy lighting but, there would be no landscaping, no garage and, maybe no second bath or half bath turned into a full to make 2 full for the house. Stuff like that. Good practical things.

            I don’t mean the flippers were stupid. No, they sold them but I wouldn’t have bought one. As I said to friends, “I prefer to bring a whole dwelling up to a B or B+, rather than have an A kitchen in a C house.” I also said, “I can spread 10K around a house and it will look like I spent 20K.”

            Let me mention something else. I’m currently living in a sort-of boomtown in NC (it’s been discovered) and boy o boy, is it difficult to get contractors here. Not just me, I know many others who’ve complained about it. If you can get them to come look at the job AND they actually follow thru with a quote — it comes in 2 to 3 times higher than it should. Really! I get it…all about supply and demand and the demand is higher.

            I didn’t have particular reason to think this was happening in a big way elsewhere but was reading of some people in 2 Ohio cities who also have the access problems if not the exorbitant quote issues when they do get them. Question: is this a bit of a national trend? That remodelers are aging-out and there isn’t a young group coming up behind them?

            Tell you what…if I was an 18 yr old and even halfway interested in either, I would forgo 4 year college, if I had to take loans, and look into an apprenticeship with a good, experienced contractor with a goal of having my own business later OR would go into nursing. Big shortages there, lots of job security and it pays well.

  9. K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    “Trump won by making promises that he’ll never be able to keep under the current circumstances.”

    “The vulgar crowd always is taken by appearances, and the world consists chiefly of the vulgar.”
    ? Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

    “When all of America comes to realize that President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, it will make last November’s national nervous breakdown look like a momentary case of the vapors. ”

    This perhaps attributes too much intelligence to the vulgar crowd. Fact is though concerning Trump, if the torch and pitchfork crowd can wait till next year then we will have a ’19th’ nervous breakdown. For concerning Trump:

    “You’re the kind of person
    You meet at certain dismal dull affairs
    Center of a crowd, talking much too loud
    Running up and down the stairs.”? Rolling Stones

    • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 10:20 am #

      Ok two years, I wanted to make the song fit and did the math wrong.

      Can the pitchfork and torch crowd wait that long? If the economic breakdown takes that long they will. They are all far too distracted by their toys to care about Trump until his tempest of unfocused and unreasoned energy affects them personally. But by then,it could be:

      “When they came for me,
      there was no one left to speak out. “

      • lsjogren March 20, 2017 at 1:31 pm #

        The pitchfork and torch crowd. Are you referring to the Resistance movement?

        If so I pretty much agree. They tend to be affluent yuppies for whom politics is a hobby- comparable perhaps to being a pornography enthusiast.

        • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

          Yes, the resistance movement that can’t feed themselves and who would go into a catatonic funk without their phones.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

        Yes, he’s right K. You think Trump is Frankenstein and you are one of ignorant swilling pitchfork bearing villagers. The only difference is that you’re swilling lattes.

        • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

          I don’t do lattes. I take BLACK AMERICANOS only. No cream or sugar for me. It is you who must whiten your brew before you drank it, not I. I enjoy life.

          • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

            Should be drink it, cheers!!

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

            You like your Coffee black – just like your women. Black and Sweet. I can only imagine your pleasure as you pronounce Americano in the queue – exceeded only by the Barista who bellows it back. It’s all so virtuous! Suicide is painless. It brings on many changes.

          • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

            Actually color does not matter to me but warm and breathing with a pulse is definitely a requirement. Having a pulse is mandatory for me, but I suspect you prefer them not having a pulse at all. The less they talk I suspect the happier you are.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

            No, that’s extreme and probably illegal. As long as they bathe in ice beforehand and keep perfectly still, things can proceed. I tell them, “Just look at the ceiling and think of Iceland.”

          • elysianfield March 21, 2017 at 11:32 am #

            Excellent!

          • K-Dog March 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm #

            It is unnecessary to tell them to think about Iceland. When they are with you I’m sure they can figure out to do that on their own.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:55 pm #

            Ice is very beautiful. Our ancestors grew strong in the Ice and Snow and so shall we. If you don’t, then you aren’t of the Body and we never knew you.

            All praise to the Eternal Ice and the Doctrine of the thereof.

      • michael March 24, 2017 at 5:33 am #

        Plenty left to speak up but nobody will bother.

  10. Walter B March 20, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    No James, sorry, it is never going to go back to being a nation again and I think you know it. The marvelous works that you have penned in your books was done for a reason – it is going to collapse. One way or another the ending is inevitable. The good guys will NOT ride in on white horses and save the settlers from violent doom. Donald Trump won the presidency because he either got real “lucky” with the electoral vote or he was placed in the saddle to ride it into the tank by the real owners. Mr. Trump told the masses what they wanted to hear, he gave them hope for change (ever hear that one before?). The scary part was that Hilary Clinton the Thief told these rest of the thieves, Grifters, and Con Artist parasites out there that she would continue to fleece those that still work for a living out of what they earn and there were numerically more of them than there are of us. We are actually outnumbered now and that does not bode well for hope. Unfortunately the only change that we can expect will be for the worse.

    • DA March 20, 2017 at 11:28 am #

      Agree 100%. This mutha’s going down and there ain’t a damn thing any of us can or will do to stop it.

      • tucsonspur March 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

        Granted, things look pretty dim. No way he was “placed in the saddle” by the “real owners”. He did get lucky so to speak with the electoral college and the Clinton campaign’s miscalculations.

        Trump is our last chance of having anything even remotely resembling the great nation we once knew. Slim chance, but a chance.

        • Walter B March 21, 2017 at 12:12 am #

          I understand that mankind needs hope in order to make our feet move forward as many steps as we can make in that direction every day. Do not place your Faith in Man for he is oft times led astray and is skilled in the ways of deception. True Faith and True Hope can only be gleaned from a different, a superior plane of existence…..

  11. Kellyfrombayfield March 20, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Two thumbs up Swmnguy.
    Well said.

  12. robert magill March 20, 2017 at 10:29 am #

    Not since Mao Zedong called back his out of control Red Guard, or perhaps that nastiness with Pol Pot, has the world experienced such a frenzied display of cultural distress. Apparently no American is immune to the phenomenon. Maybe it’s black magic. Maybe it’s Jungian: a projection of our flawed archetypes on a central figure who reflects back our shadow selves. Whatever it is; it’s pretty dark

    robertmagill.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/black-magic-or-jungian-shadow/

    • malthuss March 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

      ‘They’ tried to put a spell on President Trump.

  13. AKlein March 20, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Look, in the last century we were blessed by having a land which had lots of raw materials – minerals, wood, good farmland – and not too many natural disasters and relatively decent climate. Also, because of the distances involved, we avoided the disaster of WWII within our borders. What a big advantage! So, to a large extent, the US was favored by the gods. Only to a lesser degree was the country’s superior performance based upon prowess of brawn or brain. So what have we done in this century? We effectively rewrote history by creating a meme. That meme is that our success is because we have a cadre of “geniuses” who are so ineffably smart they can turn lead into gold. No wonder we are so successful – that’s the tacit logic. Basically, we created a fantasy to explain our former superior situation. This is an easy sell to the masses. That’s in the nature of fantasies. The consequence to this is the emergence of a plethora of rackets that use the aforementioned meme as a justification. For example, Education has morphed into credentialing. The “anointed experts/geniuses” get to parcel out the credentials and, not incidentally, collect huge “fees” for this. Finance has morphed into a collection of schemes (devised by yet more “geniuses”) sufficiently complex to cloak their nefarious underpinnings. Health care, which peddles imaginary “cures” which simply require the patients’ participation in a never-never land of shiny, expensive equipment (“state-of-the-art”, of course) and no self-discipline from the patient (note: 80% of our ills are the result of lifestyle choices.) – all this carefully orchestrated by the “Doctors”, the inscrutable gods of medicine (gods are also “geniuses, in case you’re wondering). So instead of using our largely undeserved largess to create a sustainable, better world for ourselves and others, we’ve gradually devolved into chicanery and charlatanism.
    Our host, JHK, has suggested several times we are a wicked people who will deserve all the misery we will reap. Yes, this does seem a bit apocalyptic.Maybe just Karma; cause and effect.

    • beantownbill. March 20, 2017 at 11:47 am #

      My thought is that the primary meme we operated on since the American Revolution I (leaving open the possibility of Revolution 2, 3, etc.) is that we were special because we were more moral and noble than the rest of the world. We believed in liberty – the freedom to become and do whatever we wanted (subject to the rule of law). That we had an abundance of natural riches was kind of the universe’s payback for being so good.

      Today, it is obvious that is no longer the case. The result of this awareness has destroyed the foundation of our national identity, leaving us in a permanent state of anxiety and anomie.

      Those of us who are more cynical than most believe that our present condition has existed since the Revolution, when we were sold a bill of goods by the businessmen who needed a reason to justify increasing profits by splitting off from England.

    • messianicdruid March 20, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

      AKlien : very good rundown. Deuteronomy 28 read from a blog in real-time.

      However, it was the Creator God who was smiling on us, while we gave Him heed. The little petty tyrant gods ( rulemakers ) that we were warned about repeatedly, stepped into the voids of our hearts ( next to our other idols ) and with their man- made “laws” and images piped into every living room, and then into every hand, created “the falling away” right on schedule.

    • Ken Hall March 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

      The way I see it is that the US has become fixated upon wealth as an indicator of intelligence and the easiest path to the accumulation of massive quantities of same is through accident of birth. One born of well off to obscenely wealthy parents finds the option of attending the highest ranked schools easily within their grasp and the studying to obtain a coveted MBA, J.D. or M.D. skin of the sheep are not degrees which require rigorous intellectual capability. The true geniuses are the folks such as one of my favorite most physicists, Lawrence Krauss who I paraphrase here, “my parents wanted me to become a doctor but to become a doctor or a lawyer would have required me to memorize enormous amounts of “stuff” and I was a poor memorizer but I could figure things out so I became a Particle Physicist and a Cosmologist”. Scientists are the real geniuses and some few become wealthy, but most simply earn a decent living. Who are some of the most reviled folks in the US especially in the vehemently religious, undereducated and business crowds? Scientists.

      • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm #

        “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.”
        – Henry David Thoreau.

        -T

      • beantownbill. March 21, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        Good – and very true – comment. I agree completely.

      • elysianfield March 21, 2017 at 11:37 am #

        “obscenely wealthy parents finds the option of attending the highest ranked schools easily within their grasp and the studying to obtain a coveted MBA, J.D. or M.D”

        Ken,
        Equally important, if not more so, are the people you meet in those exclusive venues…future ” peers of the realm” that open doors.

        Didn’t meet many of those “peers” at San Jose State….

  14. Georges1202 March 20, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Trump – much like the walking Cheez Doodle he resembles, is all puffery and artifice. Soon the sad sacks who installed this clown will come to realize just how badly they have been had.

    Then maybe, just maybe, we will see a mass consumption strike that will wake this forlorn nation up again. Murphy can be put on hold for a bit..

    • noel bodie March 20, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      I’m all in for a general strike. Name the date, I’ll be there.

      • sharonsj March 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

        I’ve read elsewhere that resisters are calling for a strike on May 1st. Check the internet for info.

    • outsider March 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

      @Georges1202

      I don’t know about everyone else here, but I’m getting pretty sick and tired of being called a “sad sack” for voting for “this clown.” Every day I wake up and go to sleep by repeating: better than Hillary, better than Hillary, better than Hillary….. At least I can watch him without getting physically sick.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

      Nope. You want Civil War? You all are going to lose, and lose badly.

  15. mdm1mdm1 March 20, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    what can go wrong will go wrong and when people realize Trump doesnt know what he is doing………..sadly a lot of his voters at this point DO think he knows what he is doing and is the second coming….as puzzling as that is to understand.. Simply talking a good game and bluster seems to be enough for these people. You are limiting the problem to just economic for Trump. The bigger problem to me seems to be his immense clumsiness/ineptitude in handling foreign affairs and even knowing anything about it. That is probably the area for most drastic concern from trump, not the economy. The economy/monetary system is perfectly capable of sputtering along for another decade without trump having to do much of anything.

  16. johngalt March 20, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    Course correction.

    When the Titanic’s captain was notified of the impending iceberg collision, a fatal course correction TO THE LEFT was issued.

    The most demonstrably effective method for addressing impending collision is STRAIGHT AHEAD, and “bust the object into a thousand pieces.”

    While this method proved fatal for President Kennedy, it will not prove fatal for President Trump.

    We have a vast array of sledgehammers.

    Sent from the New Republic.

    http://www.got-truth.com
    http://www.funwithdad.net
    http://www.pi-corp.net
    dropbox.com/s/nv8sko6hpqm6tir/New%20Republic%20rev123.pdf?dl=0
    youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-

  17. seawolf77 March 20, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    He is a true vulgarian.

  18. izzy March 20, 2017 at 11:03 am #

    There’s so much writing now on the wall, it’s piling up on the floor…

  19. janet March 20, 2017 at 11:09 am #

    “in Yankee Stadium one summer afternoon in 1947, I imagine each person would answer that way rather than saying I’m a wounded war veteran, I’m a WASP, I’m an oppressed housewife, I’m a negro, I’m Italian, I’m a Jew, I’m a union member, I’m a communist, I’m queer, I’m a rape victim….” –JHK

    Written from someone who has enjoyed white privilege. A Black woman today has much more opportunity than in 1947.

    Long live identity politics! Long live the struggle to provide liberty and justice for all!

    • KC Observer March 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

      Indeed!

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

      Indeed, much more than Whites at this point. Evil has been conserved. The equation is unaltered. Instead of an x, a y is now used.

    • CirclesnCircles March 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

      “white privilege” — tell me how that works, actually?

      Also, can you not see that it is both racist and prejudicial to assign something to all people of a specific skin color? Or sex, or occupation, or religion, or political party, ETC ETC.

      How the heck does that escape you?

  20. bibliomaniac March 20, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    “His promise was based on a misunderstanding of history..:

    Izzy–“there’s so much writing on the wall, it’s piling up on the floor”

    “The moving finger writes and having writ, moves on:nor all they piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line…” –Omar Khayyam

  21. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    Trump under the cover of informational noise keeps pushing his policy forward

    At the beginning of the week, two topics were to play the role of information noise. First, the passions around the tapping of Trump continued, which, according to the new president, was carried out by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Here, with a long pause and the heavy fire of the liberal press and even of Congress, Trump delicately retreated, saying that from the very beginning he learned about the wiretapping from the media (and therefore there can be no question of evidence). Secondly, a meeting with Angela Merkel was to be held, which was postponed due to the snowstorm that covered the entire north-eastern United States. The storm was even a better newsmaker than the German chancellor.

    Under the information cover of these events, Trump relatively silently signed a decree, which should allow him to reshape the entire executive branch of the American government to his own needs. According to the decree, the head of each department should assess the structure subordinate to him in terms of compliance with the policy of the new leadership and put forward proposals for “optimization.”

    These proposals will then be summarized, supplemented by proposals of the public and the expert community and reported to the President. The publication of the report in the decree is not mentioned. Thus, soon Trump will receive a rare opportunity to abolish quite a few federal target programs that for years were accumulated and expanding, citing the fact that they themselves have recognized to be ineffective.

    He has nothing to lose: professional lifetime bureaucrats hate him anyway.

    At the end of the week, a meeting with Angela Merkel and a loud but void of any sense story with a handshake turned out to be very helpful in order to rid Trump’s opponents of the unpleasant feelings they might experience when they learned that the attribute of American hegemony, dear to their heart – American handouts in exchange for liberal dances are being scrapped. That also concerned UN which just lost about 10% of its budget.

    • elysianfield March 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

      Charles,
      Spent some time on your “got-truth” site. Starkly bereft of “realpolitik”….

      “Words of love, so soft and tender, won’t win a girl’s heart, anymore…”. Momma Cass

      Please, I beg of you with tears in my eyes, enough with the “sheepdog” references.

      • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

        I will speak on behalf of the wise one……they call me Mr. Tibbs.

        Charles will remove “sheepdog” references when you attend one of the training sessions: sheepdogresponse.com/about/instructors/

        After all, “If you LOVE her, you must send her somewhere she’s never been before.” -Mama Cass.

        …and Charles will pay for the training.

        -T

        • elysianfield March 21, 2017 at 11:52 am #

          Mr. Tibbs,
          Well…thank you for the generous offer. In my youth, however, I have studied martial arts, weaponry, and have attended training sessions of similar ilk as described. I understand the “sheepdog” ethic. I think most people, however, just posture, rather than walk the walk.

          What I discovered, in my 70 years is that a half-decade in martial arts portends a dotage living with pain. I must refuse your offer of training, but if you were offering a couple of knee replacements?

  22. volodya March 20, 2017 at 11:40 am #

    AKlein, American exceptionalism is an offshoot of what you’re talking about, that being the idea that the US is uniquely endowed to lead, or failing that, to adjudicate, or failing that, to dictate to the less uniquely endowed. To American eyes, Americans have the greater wisdom and everyone ought to listen.

    I fully agree that much of American fortune in the past century came out of geographic isolation especially from Eurasian troubles. Participation in those calamities came at a relatively cheap price when you tally up the collective butcher’s bill.

    But, as you say, a great deal of American success came down to an abundance of resources. Now, I’m anticipating Janos and others, that this abundance existed all during the 10,000 year tenure of the Asiatic tribes that first populated the Americas and that proves the special capability of the caucasian coloration. But then we’d have to follow that line of reasoning further down the historical rabbit hole. And down that hole we’d see non-Europeans that conferred their intellectual achievements onto Europe in mathematics, science, writing, engineering, agriculture and on and on.

    Suffice to say that drilling further down into the intellectual archives brings to light all kinds of stuff that American settlers made use of that came from non-American sources, some Anglo, some European, but also some non-European and non-white. A lot of American genius, whether in political innovation or other fields, started with the efforts of non-Americans.

    That’s not to say that Americans were the passive inheritors and I’m not minimizing American inventiveness. But the point is that America never existed in intellectual isolation. The United States Constitution was an enormous achievement and a world-shaking document. But democracy didn’t spring fully formed from Jefferson’s forehead. And where would the Manhattan Project and American space exploration have gotten without non-Americans?

    Let’s not forget also that for a great deal of the relatively short span of American history, the America that we know today bore scant resemblance. It was a coastal, agricultural civilization, poor, rude, sparsely populated. And weak.

    Given the depleted energy and resource base that’s supposed to service the needs of 340 million American residents, legal and illegal alike, and given the historic societal cleavages that are being deliberately played up for political advantage, you could say that the age of American superiority is past. For all the American pretension to the contrary, it no longer has any special advantage over others and no special wisdom. America started weak and IMO that’s where it’s going back to.

    • messianicdruid March 20, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

      “But democracy didn’t spring fully formed from Jefferson’s forehead.”

      Democracy was what they were trying to avoid. We were given a Republic and failed to keep it. The proof of this is all around us.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      You’re doing it again – not identifying with your people. How is that organic? How is that having your feet on the ground? It’s just psychic inflation – like trying to be an omniscient narrator in a novel.

      Whites invented most everything. That’s a fact, jack. Too real for you? There’s more to life of course. But you want to deny us even the credit we are due. You’re not even a neutral omniscient narrator, but a biased partisan judge. You think virtue is shitting on your own, evidently.

      Legal and illegal alike? This is a new low.

    • malthuss March 20, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

      I fully agree that much of American fortune in the past century came out of geographic isolation especially from Eurasian troubles.

      I think that you are minimizing our ‘Inventiveness,’ as ‘we’ invented the modern world, for better or worse.

      • windward March 20, 2017 at 7:36 pm #

        “How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It” Paperback – September 24, 2002 by Arthur Herman

    • thwack March 20, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

      “I fully agree that much of American fortune in the past century came out of geographic isolation especially from Eurasian troubles.”

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

      Don’t forget slavery and genocide?

      *just sayin*

      • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 9:14 pm #

        JHK, please inform this snowflake @thwack how to be ready for what’s next.

        -T

  23. erik March 20, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    Time and history only move forward. “We” will never go back to being a “nation” which you sentimentally allude to (1947).
    It may take awhile, but balkanization awaits us. When the precursor conditions currently in place blow up in our faces, the dissolution of the United States as a unitary nation state could happen with surprising speed. Unfortunately there is always lots of “collateral damage” when these things happen and much woe will accrue to the inhabitants of this land when the shit goes down.

    • lsjogren March 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      I am ok with the prospect that collateral damage may inevitably accompany a change of social organization, but it seems to me that the collapse of the nation state involves more than temporary side effects- rather, it will lead to the permanent obliteration of any remnant of a civil or just society.

      • outsider March 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

        The passage of the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 destroyed our last chance to survive as a somewhat homogenous society. If Trump does nothing else, he should get Congress to eliminate it, although I fear that, like Merkel’s Germany, we may have already passed the Rubicon.

        Btw, I did love it when Trump talked about radical Islamic terrorism with the visiting Ma Merkel at his side, gritting her teeth and looking for a place to hide, while he laid waste to her open borders immigration policies.

  24. pequiste March 20, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

    I’m surprised JHK utilized a more generalized prediction about Murphy’s Law and the wall, or massive pile-up, we are soon to experience at full speed.

    I would like to proffer the NASCAR analogy; fits perfectly for our happy motoring, going round and round round at 200 mph but getting nowhere fast, and expending a whole bunch of hydrocarbon assets in the process. And Jim loves NASCAR too.

    The inevitable will be that moment when there is loss of control or getting too close and misjudging the timing on the curve. WHam. Great balls of fire, and a yuge pile up, stopping all but the most skillful or lucky drivers. That is how it is going to be and feel like. No one except those in bolt holes in New Zealand, British COlumbia or Switzerland will have the pleasure of being spectators in the stands. Everyone will be in the race. See the caution flags flying.

    The car of state is careening off the wall just now, with FBI Director Comey saying, with a stony face, that there is no evidence the Donald J. Trump was wiretapped. Just like the DNC wasn’t hacked and Podesta emails didn’t include “Spirit Dinners.” Of course I believe it. 100%.

    Now watch for the pile up as the confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch gets thrown in for good measure. I hear the tires screeching already.

    • DA March 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

      I love watching NASCAR for the sheer spectacle as well. Very entertaining, or at least it was before all the silly rules changes of late. But even I have to admit it’s about as silly of a use of a non-renewable vital resource as there is out there, although fighter aircraft and really ALL combat aircraft have to take the cake. Paradoxically, I wonder if interest in professional motor sports might not enjoy at least a short lived resurgence as people’s discretionary driving miles drop, as fans try to live vicariously through their sports heroes. NASCAR’s definitely a made for TV sport as well.

      • BackRowHeckler March 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

        NASCAR has been on the decline since about 08. Note the race this past weekend in Phoenix; the stands were only about 2/3 full. TV viewership is also down.

        NASCAR actually had trouble replacing Sprint this year as their main sponsor. Monster eventually signed up, but only at about 25% of the price NASCAR was asking.

        I think eventually it will go back to being the regional (SE US) attraction it was not that long ago.

        brh

        • DA March 21, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

          I did notice the empty stands in Phoenix. Also a very expensive sport in terms of infrastructure. Probably also has something to do with the idea that it’s “just driving very fast.” Most people drive anyway, and many of them probably imagine themselves to be “very fast.” Where’s the “special skill” involved in that?

  25. lsjogren March 20, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Trumpism vs globalism:

    Trumpism seeks a return to a national identity grounded in an economy that is gone forever.

    Globalism seeks the gutting of nation-states in favor of regional and global authoritarian monarchies which will dole out the meager crumbs of a post-industrial economy to their favored mascots.

    Neither is a cheery future, but globalism (which is advocated by the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Establishment) is the more dismal and creepy.

  26. volodya March 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    This isn’t so much an existential question as much as an existential current, or maybe a historical current: that being the on-going assimilation of Hispanic Americans into the greater Anglo-American culture.

    It’s not just linguistic assimilation as the majority of Hispanics forget how to speak Spanish and become “English dominant”. It’s an assimilation by way of living habits and of personal connection, less and less the Mexican/Latin American, and more and more majority Anglo-American as personal affiliations grow in the non-Hispanic population and into the English-speaking working-world and institutions. And it’s not only cultural, it’s an issue of racial affiliation as more and more Hispanics identify as White. Now, this assimilation is altogether a good thing in my view.

    I don’t care that it annoys people that tout multi-culturalism because assimilation with the dominant populace is the very opposite of what they tell us is progressive and superior. Well, it’s neither, assimilation is the better way. E pluribus unum, time-tested and effective and an outstanding success.

    You see it when you watch network news. Hispanic news anchors may play up Hispanic-ness with correct Spanish pronunciation of the names of Hispanic news correspondents. Look at me, they bray, I’m Hispanic. But so what, I say, who do they think they’re kidding? They’re speaking English on an English-speaking news program in an English-speaking country, IOW, they’re doing what they ought to do, to their own great advantage and the rest of us too.

    And you see it on Sunday morning news shows when pundits with Spanish surnames weigh in, some as political partisans on either side of the divide, some as think-tankers, some as academics. And they weigh in using the English language, unaccented for the most part, doing what people have done for centuries now, fitting in, getting with the program. In short, telling people by their actions, I’m with youse guys, I’m not “other”, I’m not apart. And jolly good for them.

    I bring this up because there are historic and demographic currents that out-weigh the bleatings of certain chauvinists that, for their own purposes, insist on the intellectual inferiority and moral short-comings of that English-dominant population. It appears that the man in the street, Hispanic and otherwise, has a different view of the matter.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

      Just wait until being bilingual is a prerequisite for a government job – countless White Americans will be ruined. No? That’s what happened in Quebec. But it will be nearly all the bad people who have it coming – people who believed in this shit and were happy to throw other Whites under the bus for it.

  27. shastatodd March 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    “When all of America comes to realize that President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing”

    i dont think this is possible jim. most of his supporters believe in a magical “sky daddy” (adult santa claus) who will save them from their finite lifespans, so obviously these folks have difficulty with critical thinking.

    trying to explain the limits to growth and finite planet realities is a wasted effort. i just block them and do what i can to enjoy these remaining golden days… because this story does not have a happy ending.

    🙁

    • outsider March 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

      @shastatodd

      You want to know why Trump won? It’s because of fake intellectual snobs like yourself who think that we Trump voters “have difficulty with critical thinking” and don’t understand the limits to growth. I know, we’re all just a basket of deplorables. You can block me now.

      • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

        outsider, when the truth is spoken with such eloquence and grace, it brings tears to my brown eyes!

        – T

        • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

          Yeah we suck so bad that the Laws of Nature themselves don’t apply to us. They flee at our sight! As I type this, I’m floating up near the ceiling.

          • daveed March 20, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

            “As I type this, I’m floating up near the ceiling.”

            I’m sure you are….hoisted on your own petard. Again.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

            daveed? Israeli? Figures. You don’t want Whites to have the right to have their own Nations.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

      Dear shastatodd,

      …..so play the game existence to the end, of the beginning.
      -John Lennon

      funwithdad.net/funwithdad1m.htm

      In the New Republic, the future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades. That even before North Korea lights one off!

      -T

    • CirclesnCircles March 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

      shastatodd is on a different planet. Talk about magical thinking.

      Trump was elected for several reasons:
      1) Hillary is world-class corrupt and a lying psychopath
      2) Decent, thinking people were completely FED-UP with the bullshit coming from the Alt-Left Dem party. The shame, guilt, victimhood, etc. they were assigning at will. And plenty of fools accepted it.
      3) There’s a good chance, as JHK has asserted, that he is the designated bag-holder when this all comes crashing down. If there’s merit to that idea, I figure he’s well aware of his intended role and that Deep State was going to install him no matter what.
      4) There are more…if you care to open your eyes and ears…they aren’t hard to discern.

      • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

        Maybe @shastatodd enjoys magic mushrooms??

        I understand snowflake therapists are now using psilocybin for the treatment of cds. (chronic denial syndrome).

        just sayin’

        -T

  28. St. Roy March 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Very insightful post on our national condition

  29. janet March 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

    “assimilation is the better way. E pluribus unum, time-tested and effective and an outstanding success.” –volodya

    Very well said, volodya!

    Although English is the functional dominant language of the United States, Spanish was the first European language used in America, before the English colonists arrived.

    I see no problem with having English as the national language. I see no problem with having one thousand other languages spoken in the privacy of homes. America has an excellent national motto.

    E Pluribus Unum!

  30. outsider March 20, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler:

    I don’t know if anyone here has beat me to it, but I want to congratulate you for your fine interview with Tucker Carlson on Friday. It’s about time at least someone gave you a prime time interview, even though it should have been longer. I’d given up on all the fake news evening talk shows until they replaced that gawdawful Megyn Kelly with Tucker. He’s charting a new course from the usual suspects like neocons O’Reilly & Hannity. Tucker has even had Russia expert Stephen Cohen on a few time to destroy the falsehoods vomiting forth from the vile likes of Rachel Maddow, Wolf Blitzer, etc, etc, etc. Tucker should make you a regular guest.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 7:08 pm #

      As the wise one previously stated, until deleted by JHK, Kunstler is the PERFECT SPOKESMAN for the plight of unprepared and ill-informed members of the old republic.

      In the New Republic, members are FULL SPEED AHEAD in smashing the corrupt Deep State into a 1000 pieces.

      And there is not a damn thing that can be done to stop it.

      The Deep State, in desperation, is failing in the attempt to label supporters of the 4th Amendment as “Russian operatives.”

      DS will pull off a few high level assassinations ala JFK.

      That will not stop the smashing, for the times they are a changin’.

      Learn more here before this message is deleted by the “tolerant” one: joeplummer.com/tragedy-and-hope-101

      -T

  31. malthuss March 20, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    REAL OR FAKE?

    K-DOG,

    pinterest.com/pin/86694361551670049/

    • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

      Quite a bit of both. Maybe we can go with mostly based in reality with massive exaggerations everywhere. Some interesting stuff for sure.

  32. amb March 20, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

    The government system collapses and there is a reset… hopefully through sanity and competent people, as opposed to a “Hitler”. Until then it will just continue to be obfuscation, games, corruption, the establishment fighting and scheming to stay in power, the establishment being aided by main stream media, power plays within the establishment, civil unrest in the private sector, illogic and general human emotion and reaction from the bottom to the top of our government. We will continue to be more and more of a circus and a joke until the reset happens… at which point this country may get another chance.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

      Hitler’s policies lead to an economic miracle. He was lauded by many before the War as a man of immense wisdom and capacity. Later, John F Kennedy said the same thing. You are simply as wrong as one can be.

      • seawolf77 March 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm #

        Everybody knows, the good guys lost.

  33. Sean Coleman March 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    The opening paragraph in its entirety and this: “The identity politics of our time is another form of racketeering – extracting current maximum benefits on claims of mistreatment, often bygone, specious or only imagined.” (Mainly imagined I’d say.)

    This is an original insight and it stopped me in my tracks. It seems obvious now that you think about it.

  34. Q. Shtik March 20, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

    As of this moment – 70 comments so far) – 11 (= to 15.7%) are from johngalt and contain numerous links most of which are repeated over, and over, and over. Is it just me or does anyone else find this annoying?

    • tucsonspur March 20, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

      I agree. Even Atlas says it’s too much.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

      The only thing item annoying is the level of ignorance on display by you and your kind.
      -T

      • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 8:29 pm #

        Are you Galt or one of his disciples? Is this a new branch of Scientology?

        • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

          This is a new branch of sticking it to the Deep State, and we number in the millions. It’s futile for Kunstler (the tolerant one) to delete, as that will bring forth multitudes.

          “The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is the duty of the living to do so for them.”
          – Lois McMaster Bujold.

          RIP JFK. The Deep State and the NETWORK are being smashed into a 1000 pieces.

          Read more here before the tolerant one deletes:
          joeplummer.com/tragedy-and-hope-101

          -T

    • outsider March 20, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

      Agreed100% Q.Shtik. Make your point, if you have one, without using links as a crutch. When I see links attached, I’m less likely to bother reading the comment in the first place. And it’s bad form to use links to promote your own sites.

  35. wm5135 March 20, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

    DA above

    “ain’t a damn thing any of us … .. will do to stop it.”

    The last phrase of your sentence really takes us to the point. Bravo!

  36. mow March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm #

    On the idle hill of summer,
    Sleepy with the flow of streams,
    Far I hear the steady drummer
    Drumming like a noise in dreams.

  37. tucsonspur March 20, 2017 at 5:39 pm #

    “If you canvassed the crowd in Yankee Stadium one summer afternoon in 1947..”

    1947 happens to be the year Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in MLB, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. All due credit to Jackie, reaching that tough first base. And then getting home.

    But what has happened since that time, with all of our attempts at diversity and integration? The so called melting pot has become a pot ready to boil over.

    The evidence is right before our eyes. It is a simple truth to behold, that diversity has stretched and broken the seams of solidarity, and that it moves us further and further away from being a “Nation”.

    This diversity has led to universities themselves undermining the nation, to safe spaces, to sanctuary cities, to illegals killing our citizens, to tyranny of the minority, to drug gangs across the nation connected to the Mexican cartels, and perhaps most importantly, to many whites being afflicted with a sense of guilt and doubt. “Can’t we ALL get along”? The answer is an obvious fuck no, we can’t.

    As I mentioned some time ago, the only pot at the end of diversity’s rainbow is the one filled with nails and gunpowder. Ready to explode.

  38. drewkeeling March 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

    A nation in denial is still a nation.
    The question is, what will it (or would it) take to generate a wake-up from the denial.

  39. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    David Rockefeller died

    This is the only photo they are on together:

    silverbearcafe.com/private/01.11/images/Image142.jpg

    To rejoice in the death of a person is not good. I am sure about that. But I can have a drink to his death.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm #

      GOOD RIDDANCE!!

      Rockefeller, a founding member of the United Nations and a pillar of the Bilderberg Group and a NETWORK champion.

      May he enjoy the eternal lake of fire.

      Got NETWORK??
      joeplummer.com/tragedy-and-hope-101

    • outsider March 20, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

      @Fincaln – Now, if only he’d take George Soros with him.

      • CirclesnCircles March 21, 2017 at 12:31 am #

        Yea Soros definitely, and Henry Kiss-ass-inger too…93 yrs old!

        And whichever Rockefeller spawn was groomed to take over.

        Z. Brzezi?ski is 88…time for him to go.

        Likely that Sheldon Adelson is in on all that nefarious stuff. He’s 83.

        I’m sure we could think of some more….. These old pricks seem to live forever!

        • outsider March 21, 2017 at 10:38 am #

          All these octogenarians are destroying us. Do they automatically lose their mind when they turn 80? The least we should do is force anyone in government service to retire after age 80 – to include Congressmen and SC justices. The Senate would be one hell of a lot better, and the world would be safer, without Insane McCain’s ramblings. And Madame Ginsburg on the SC looks like she’ll fall over and die at any moment

          • CirclesnCircles March 21, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

            No, they are sick people all through their lives. Many folks underestimate how much things like true psychopathy factor-in with these powerful types.

            And when you have as much money, power and ‘yes’ people surrounding you, as they do — over a lifetime it just feeds into world-class megalomania; it seem to me.

            Agreed about the mandatory retirement at 80, maybe even 75. But, I’ll up the ante and say if Trump follows thru on a campaign pledge *and succeeds* it would be ginormous! And that is to institute term limits for Congress critters. Monumental, it would be.

  40. Elrond Hubbard March 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm #

    Boston public schools map switch aims to amend 500 years of distortion

    A district will drop the Mercator projection, which physically diminished Africa and South America, for the Peters, which cut the developed world down to size

    theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/19/boston-public-schools-world-map-mercator-peters-projection

    “When Boston public schools introduced a new standard map of the world this week, some young students’ felt their jaws drop. In an instant, their view of the world had changed.

    “The USA was small. Europe too had suddenly shrunk. Africa and South America appeared narrower but also much larger than usual. And what had happened to Alaska? …

    “For almost 500 years, the Mercator projection has been the norm for maps of the world, ubiquitous in atlases, pinned on peeling school walls …

    “Three days ago, Boston’s public schools began phasing in the lesser-known Peters projection, which cuts the US, Britain and the rest of Europe down to size…

    “[The new map] goes a long way to rewriting the historical and sociopolitical message of the Mercator map, which exaggerates the size of imperialist powers.”

    So there. Instead of the same size, Greenland will have to settle for being accurately depicted as 1/14th the size of Africa.

  41. FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    Merkel wanted to secure Trump’s political and financial support for the Ukrainian issue, thereby confirming Germany’s role in Europe as the main watchdog for the United States, and herself getting indulgence for the next term within the framework of the kanzlerakte.

    Trump refused it and publicly sent a signal to Moscow (did not shake hands), saying, guys, do what you want with Ukraine (only with Ukraine?).

    If this interpretation of events is correct, this again confirms the idea that Russia, Britain and the United States form a new Entente against Germany and consciously dump Germany and destroy the prospect of the Fourth Reich in the form of a new project of the European Union.

    It seems that Europe is on the verge of huge systemic reformatting.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 20, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

      The Kanzler-Akte (German: “Chancellor File”) is a purported agreement made between Germany and USA in 21 May 1949, which every new German chancellor must sign, pledging loyalty to the US.

      An indirect proof of its existence is the fact that every single (West) German chancellor since 1945 made an official visit to Washington shortly after coming into office.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 8:06 pm #

      “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we don’t see.”
      Martin Luther King.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

        MLK – an Anti-American Communist. You sure can pick ’em Tibbs.

  42. MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    “When all of America comes to realize that President Trump doesn’t know what he’s doing, it will make last November’s national nervous breakdown look like a momentary case of the vapors. ”

    This, uttered from an individual reliant upon Patreon for funding.

    Kunstler, stick with informing members of the old republic how to prepare for what’s next.

    We will stick with sticking it to the Deep State in the restoration of the Constitutional Republic.

    ….and don’t bother deleting this message, as many more from many sources will follow, oh tolerant one.

    -T

  43. BackRowHeckler March 20, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

    No Nation?

    Holy Sh-t!

    Who’s going to fund EBT cards, administer public housing, provide public sector unions with generous raises, promote homosexuality in the schools, brutally enforce ‘affirmative action’, hand out food stamps, pay section 8 rents, provide ‘free medical care’, fund sex change surgery for federal prisoners, fund lefty BS on NPR and PBS, rub whitey’s nose in his ‘racist’ past’, and pay 2 college basketball coaches at UCONN $5 million and $6 million each?

    Who’s gonna do all these wonderful things if the country breaks up?

    brh

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

      Brilliant@brh!!

      Kunstler is well served to educate the snowflakes to be prepared for what’s next, while the wise ones enjoy sticking it to the Deep State.

      -T

  44. Duncan Idaho March 20, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    SJPD: Naked man shot by cops was armed with caulking gun

    Sign of the times—–

  45. wm5135 March 20, 2017 at 9:09 pm #

    Greetings Mr. Galt and Mr. Tibbs

    You boys are as full of shit as a Christmas turkey.

    Millions you say? Should bullshit be money, you fellas would be billionaires.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 9:28 pm #

      Millions.

      And should the tolerant one wish to delete, multitudes will make an appearance, one by one.

      Now, little snowflake, play the game existence to the end, of the beginning, while real men restore the Constitutional Republic from JFK’s point of interruption.

      -T

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

      @wm5135….here is what it means when a man says, “There’s not a damn thing you’re going to be able to do about it.”

      youtube.com/watch?v=aVX-voqWuwY

      -T

  46. Ken Hall March 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm #

    “Well, of course they bugged Trump Tower.” “the manufactured Russia-did-it story that has gotten more mileage than any political hallucination since Senator Joe McCarthy” JHK Friday 17Mar17. The lack of any mention of the address by FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers scheduled for this morning at the House Intelligence Committee hearing on the part of JHK was startling but equally startling is the lack of any mention of it by those commenting.

    Perhaps the direct refutation by both presenters of any official “tapping” of the orange one’s abode by Obama. Is it perhaps that the confirmation by Comey that the FBI is indeed looking into the potential of a “Russian” connection to tRump is more than the tRump admiration society can abide by? Curiouser and Curiouser.

    As an aside, during the 28 years I worked at DoD the majority of the folks I worked with looked upon the Deep State as the obscenely wealthy who ran the Federal Government via the tens of thousands of lobbyists who so kindly advised the Congress on what and how to formulate bills “appropriate” to their interests; not we peons attempting to keep the ship-of-state from foundering on the rocks.

    • MrTibbs March 20, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

      @Ken Hall.

      Well said and thank you for the years of service.

      The Deep State is well known as the elite controllers. And we are sticking it to them.

      And there’s not a damn thing they’re going to be able to do about it,

      Got Steve Pieczenik??
      youtube.com/watch?v=QPaV5tEwZ0g

      We do,

      -T

      • K-Dog March 20, 2017 at 10:45 pm #

        I’m sorry to disappoint you but having gone down this road myself you are about to find out, despite vault 7, nobody cares. There is also nothing you can do to ‘stick it’ to them, but there is plenty they can do to stick it to you. All you can do is sit back and enjoy the show. I wish we had choices but we do not.

        The only positive is that now with the existences of vault seven, people won’t dismiss you as crazy or disturbed if the deep state messes with you and then you talk about it. People will still dismiss you, but that will only be because they don’t care. Vault seven takes away the personal judgment but that’s all that has changed.

        • MrTibbs March 21, 2017 at 5:57 am #

          “The road is long, with a many a winding turn.”

          You’re right. 95% don’t care.

          However, 5% is comprised of active duty military, veterans, and retired Deep State patriots, all committed to the restoration of the Constitutional Republic and loyal to the Trump agenda of Deep State dismantlement.

          “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt, 1910.

          P.S. JHK: Please take a lesson from the Counsel of the Wise and educate your snowflake contingent on how best to prepare for what’s next. Our work is done here.

          They call me Mr. Tibbs.

          • DA March 21, 2017 at 7:42 am #

            Trouble is, 99.9% don’t know what to care about; i.e., what’s legit and what isn’t, who to align with and who to avoid, when to take action and when to avoid it.

            While I think the notion of dismantling the deep state is a noble concept, the actual execution is going to be MUCH, MUCH harder than that and probably take multiple generations to do, with no guarantee whatsoever that other equally malevolent interests (who are never readily apparent) won’t insinuate themselves along the way as well. In fact, many if not most think that’s the exact plan in the first place.

          • K-Dog March 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

            Whatever percentage you come up with of active duty patriots who wish to respect the constitution and restore individual liberties, an equal percentage is being paid to prevent that from happening. Further the deep state is in a position to prevent any opposition from organizing effectively. Paychecks have a way of creating zealots and the deep state has plenty of both. Your opposition is impotent, not important in any way.

  47. AHtheHumanity March 20, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

    Going to a baseball game is not the definition of being an American.

    Japanese people go to baseball games and they don’t claim to be American.

    Eating apple pie does not define American culture.

    If you are looking for a unifying American culture in the 21st century it would have to be centered around the commercialization of just about everything we do. What we eat, wear and do everyday is centered around a BRAND or BIG BOX OUTLET. The Trump brand was designed to be an American brand that represented what Americans value. Trump claimed he could produce great places to live/work/play, great mineral water, great steaks and great slogans! There’s nothing about our everyday lives that he couldn’t make great! Now he’s working on making gov’t great….investing in the industry of war with less tax revenue. Americans are known for…wait for it…winning world wars! We have military bases all over the place and thousands of young men and women VOLUNTEERING to fight for America. it’s either that or flip burgers for McDonalds.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 20, 2017 at 11:23 pm #

      Yes, it’s sad. The War is here not overseas. Fighting another Mideast war is just a commitment to business as usual.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 7:33 am #

      It took Ike’s famed MICC about 50 years to perfect the methodology, but yes indeed, they have glommed onto their US host like the proverbial great Vampire Squid.

    • messianicdruid March 21, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      “We have drunken our water for money; our wood is sold unto us.”

      The vindication of the Word is joyous to me.

  48. janet March 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    The Trump-Russia Story Has Only Just Begun (To Explode)

    “Not since Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal has an investigative hearing made it so clear that a presidency was in serious legal peril.” — Howard Fineman

    Trump has a 38% job approval rating. He has been stopped on immigration. He has been stopped on Obamacare repeal. He is the subject of a criminal investigation for his collusion with Russian intervention in election tampering. He has submitted a budget that is dead on arrival. And Mexico will not pay for the wall. Trump wants you to pay for it. No wonder Trump’s approval rating is an historic low. He has accomplished nothing in the first 60 days of what he promised he would do on the first day.

    • tucsonspur March 21, 2017 at 12:45 am #

      I figure he has a floor of about 10%. As long as he has law enforcement and the military and some others, he can eradicate the Left and not worry about re-election.

      A dictator under capitalism? A fascist, breathing free-market fire?

    • MrTibbs March 21, 2017 at 6:02 am #

      Time for your education, snowflake.

      Thus delivered President Trump in LESS THAN 1 WEEK
      1) Pulled the US out of the TPP.
      2) Directed agencies to start to soften and compromise Obamacare initiates and mandates that cause more burdens to states, insurance companies and individuals.
      3) Ordered a 60-day review of federal regulations on domestic manufacturing and to offer a plan to streamline and expedite the permitting process for manufacturers.
      4) Directed the INS and Border Patrol to stop “catch and release” of illegal aliens caught in criminal activity and to deport them immediately.
      5) Initiated a policy to sanction any nations that refuse to accept deported criminal aliens. In addition, Trump has ordered the publication of crimes committed by illegals in sanctuary cities.
      6) Initiated a ruling for all US agencies to cut off federal funds to sanctuary cities.
      7) Directed that no US funds shall be used to pay for NGO services and counseling related to abortion overseas.
      8) Committed to prevent China from exercising new territorial claims in the South China Sea. Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson has said that the US will not allow China to access its militarized artificial islands.
      9) Placed a hold on the $221 million that Obama gave to the Palestinian Authority.
      10) Signed an executive order restricting Muslim entry into the US from six countries, including Syria.
      11) Eliminated Obama’s Climate Action plan.
      12) Initiated a federal investigation of voting by illegal residents, and promised to strengthen voting procedures thereafter.
      13) Opened an estimated $50 trillion worth of untapped shale oil and gas reserves on federal lands, and use the revenue to support public infrastructure building.
      14) Blocked new EPA regulations on water rules, and put on hold all government regulations until further review.
      15) Blocked EPA new coal regulations that are killing the industry.
      16) Froze all hiring in federal agencies and blocked the last-minute hires by Obama.
      17) Ordered agencies to “streamline and expedite … environmental reviews and approvals for all infrastructure projects,” particularly those deemed as “high priority” for the country — like updating the nation’s electric grid or critical bridges and highways.
      – January 27, 2017.

      -T

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 7:29 am #

      Well, Watergate was bullshit as well, so there you go. Ol’ Tricky Dick was brought down by interests within his own party using many of the same CIA assets used to bring down Kennedy a decade earlier for going soft on the USSR, China, and Vietnam. The poor dumb bastard never knew what hit him. Trump will likely get the same treatment soon enough, but make no mistake about it, it will be no more legitimate now than it was back then.

  49. tucsonspur March 21, 2017 at 12:07 am #

    Here’s what diversity contributes to our nation. And I believe that Maryland wants to become a sanctuary state.

    bethesdamagazine.com/Bethesda-Beat/2017/Emotions-Run-High-After-Reported-Rape-at-Rockville-High-Scho…

  50. tucsonspur March 21, 2017 at 12:33 am #

    Hey, let’s not forget about that once great city, the one and only Detroit, Michigan. This is not Chinatown, but Mexicantown.

    Illegals, contributing much to our society in the way of entertainment.
    If you can’t be in Mexico, bring it up here.

    It just goes on and on and fucking on. See diversity in action.

    patch.com/michigan/detroit/immigrants-detained-large-detroit-cockfighting-bust

  51. Buck Stud March 21, 2017 at 1:36 am #

    Some choose to transform the forlorn into something beautiful–call then the human beings:

    “I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along.

    I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too.

    I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world
    in which everything fits,
    but instead am wandering awed about on a splintered wreck I’ve come to care for,
    whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air,
    whose bloodied and scarred creatures are
    my dearest companions, and whose beauty
    beats and shines
    not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly
    in spite of them…”

    ~ Annie Dilliard

    • thwack March 21, 2017 at 8:27 am #

      ^Applause^

      • messianicdruid March 21, 2017 at 11:15 am #

        I call them the redeemed.

    • elysianfield March 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

      Buck

      Accurately describes the human condition….

  52. FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 5:40 am #

    One of the empirical laws of the current period of transition to a multipolar world is being confirmed – concentration of events to the dates of the change of astronomical seasons, which has symbolic significance in all world religions and civilizations. Even now, a series of events have occurred towards the spring equinox, closing the period of vacillation and disorder after the end of the elections in the United States.

    This confusion and uncertainties in the elites of big and small Nations was associated with a complete lack of understanding of what is happening, where the curve can turn.

    On the one hand, Trump is forced to toughen the rhetoric in favor of the Military Industrial Complex and Israel for the approval of his Cabinet by the republican majority. On the other hand, globalists threatened with impeachment, Afro-Maidan, sabotage, external isolation, and McCarthyism turned inside out to prevent the realization of this rigid rhetoric.

    As a result, the newest status quo was confirmed “neither yours, nor ours”.

    In the hands of globalists remained such levers as the Fed. The last decision to raise the interest rate with a promise to continue in that direction has no economic basis in the form of any kind of revival of the real economy. It is unlikely that someone takes seriously embellished statistics of unemployment, which the Fed relied on. So the motive for this decision is purely political and is also called upon to restore balance after a forced tilt to the right during the Cabinet approval period.

    Along with that the Trump’s administration was absolved from most of the responsibility for the failure of promises to support industry and the sharp increase in infrastructure spending. That is, the growth will happen and the return of jobs in the hand-picked management mode of non-economic arrangements with corporations will also happen, but not at all on the promised populist scale.

    Only very naive observers could have the idea that retired General Flynn, who openly interacted with Putin’s RT, was nominated by Trump’s headquarters for a long time, and not as a bargaining chip in political negotiations.

    The most interesting in this whole story with Flynn is the exposure of the back channels of communication between the American and Russian intelligence services, which in due time helped to make a decision and implement the Crimea operation. But this same exposure means turning over the page in the relations of the intelligence services after the returned courtesy during the Trump’s election.

    An exemplary “hybrid” operation on deterrence on the domestic political front was held in Oroville. A sign of this was a massive injection of panic rumors about a possible catastrophe on the background of a disturbing TV picture, but without the presence of a real danger.

    Meanwhile, for Californian democratic politicians from Sacramento, which lies downstream, and even for saboteur judges of the 9th district from San Francisco, the threat of evacuation and the termination of work for several months was quite real and effective.

    It seems that after the introduction of the state of emergency by the Feds, the parties to an internal political dispute quickly concluded a deal, and the democrats stopped inserting procedural sticks into the wheels of Cabinet confirmation.

    At the same time in California itself, protest activity has sharply decreased. Oroville is also one of the centers of the influential Chinese Diaspora. Meanwhile, China was an interested party in restraining Trump and maximizing the delay in the formation of his administration.

    So deterrence with very rigid “hybrid” methods marked the boundaries of interference of external players in internal political conflicts. That what a small, but urgent intervention in the repair of the concrete spillway, could achieve.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 7:23 am #

      So you’re suggesting collusion between the US and Russia in the Flynn affair and Oroville incidents? Interesting. I was speculating along those same lines as well, although the Oroville Dam would seem to have been a much tougher synthetic event to pull off (I think there was considerable danger there). I don’t know, Putin still seems like the real deal to me at this point, but of course that’s how he would appear if they pulled the operation of right. I’ll keep these thoughts in mind, but I’m still skeptical at this point. If Putin’s in the bag with the globalists as well then it’s game over for civilization, period.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 8:08 am #

        I am suggesting a collusion of certain US clans with certain Russian clans on certain strategic/tactical directions to their mutual benefit.

        By no means I am offering all-encompassing ideas or political theories like “Putin’s in the bag with the globalists”.

        • DA March 21, 2017 at 9:17 am #

          I am suggesting a collusion of certain US clans with certain Russian clans on certain strategic/tactical directions to their mutual benefit.

          OK, that’s better. And that just stands to reason, as we know most of the Russian oligarchy that Putin shut down were rats in bed with western globalist interests. I think Putin’s likely genuine in his opposition to the globalist west, or Russia would have been carved up and sold off already.

  53. KesaAnna March 21, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    ” (note: 80% of our ills are the result of lifestyle choices.) ”

    Too much magic I would say.

    I suppose you have to say , ” lifestyle choices ” because if you try to get any more specific the whole thing very quickly devolves into complete absurdity.

    At least 80% of the population does NOT smoke anymore.

    At least 60% does NOT drink any more. Of those who do still drink, with draconian DWI laws, the large majority of those are restricted to drinking only when they aren’t mobile.
    Since even the most mundane tasks in this landscape require you to go mobile, that puts rather a significant crimp in that activity.

    To grow tobacco, ship it, manufacture it into cigarettes, and still make a very generous profit, a pack of cigarettes would still only cost about 40 cents.
    Are there any products or activities more outrageously taxed than tobacco and alcohol ?

    A great many people never the less die from smoking and drinking , and I’m sure you cry buckets of tears over these people , EXCEPT when you are complaining about over-population.

    Pornography is every bit as fantastic as Disney princess movies.
    At least one-sixth of my generation are clearly slated to live out their lives as old maids and old bachelors.
    The number one actual reason for not having children seems to be to conserve what little wealth you still have. Never the less, such children as these people are having will still not be as affluent as their predecessors.
    All of this is to say that I suspect the sexual revolution has produced far more celibates and near-celibates than the Middle Ages ever did.

    In that light, beating the Catholic Church over the head with Humana Vitae is downright comedic.

    That leaves us with the bad lifestyle choices being cheese doodles, burgers, and pizza.
    So, presumably, it is a terrible thing that we do not adopt the diet of medieval serfs , with gruel for breakfast, gruel for lunch, and gruel for dinner.

    As for those people who don’t smoke, drink, screw, or eat pizza, they are typically wound so tight that their company can never be tolerated but briefly.
    Perhaps they will live to be 80 or 90, but secretly you wish they would drop dead , like, yesterday.
    Perhaps THEY will live, but LIVING WITH THEM is another story.

    By the way, notice that those who advocate the diet and lifestyle of medieval serfs , never remotely resemble medieval serfs in any way.

    • thwack March 21, 2017 at 8:23 am #

      Tee-vee has a huge effect on peoples diets.

      If you don’t have one, you don’t realize what you are missing because you aren’t constantly hit over the head with near pornographic images of greasy, fatty, salty foods…

      Your bowl of swill goes down much easier.

    • elysianfield March 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

      Kesa,
      Well said…you are observant.

      Your clinical dissection of our culture begs a question;

      Earlier comments regarding the US system of Penology indicate you studied the system at some college level, and probably worked in the system. To what extent were you involved?

  54. MrTibbs March 21, 2017 at 6:54 am #

    “The LEFT is in the cemetery. All we did was put flowers on their grave.” – Dr. Steve Pieczenik, March 8, 2017.

    youtube.com/watch?v=k-YtOT3Uh2k

    They call me Mr. Tibbs.

  55. FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    One of the best contemporary violinists Joshua Bell on his Stradivarius violin, played for 45 minutes in the station of Washington Metro, which was chosen for its remarkable acoustics, starting from Violin Partita No.2 in D minor, one of the most beautiful and difficult to perform works of Bach.

    Three minutes later there was an old man who turned his head and listened, after another half-minute a woman, almost not stopping, threw a dollar and only after 6 minutes someone stopped to listen. In total, Joshua Bell played 45 minutes and during this time 1,070 people passed him by, 27 of them threw him money, usually on the run, and only 7 people stopped to listen to how he plays.

    washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/magazine/pearls-before-breakfast-can-one-of-the-nations-great-musicians…

    Washington Post on this basis has developed a whole theory, and this theory, explaining not so much the play in the metro on Stradivarius, as the Washington Post itself, the loss of Hillary Clinton and the death of David Rockefeller.

    But in fact, it’s all about the metro station.

    It’s all about the station, or rather in the public:

    A rich public (bourgeois) who goes to concerts can only perceive art in a certain context, therefore it is not worthwhile to play at the metro stations near Carnegie Hall – no one will listen, and you might even get arrested by the Police.

    The money is most often given on the 42nd Street – the place of dark miracles. The biggest crowd around will be on 34th street and there you can find a job – the passing bar owner will invite you to play in the evening at his bar.

    But LISTEN will only on Broadway Lafayette – where fern usually blooms.

  56. trolleybill March 21, 2017 at 8:49 am #

    I will maintain that once we get a light rail interurban system set up that is rapid and travels in tunnels in congested city areas or in culverts which Cleveland’s Rapid Transit travels for miles in from out in the suburb to downtown which goes under cross streets. {People will embrace it once oil prices go up. In 2007 & 08 when gasoline went from $3.20 in 07 then in 08 to $4.30 people were flooding the local public transit companies for schedule information. Hell being a bicyclist people were yelling out their car windows at this middle age man “Buddy! you got the right idea” Hell I gave up car ownership 10 years previously because of the environmental issues, politics and war caused by it and it made financial and health sense as long as you bike very, very defensively because there are vehicles out to hurt you along with pedestrians and hell I was run into by another bicyclist just the other week. Will still have to use up the gasoline as will still be using oil and if we don’t use it as we crack oil they will just flare it off. When Rockefeller and others were producing kerosene the by product was gasoline and since there was no use for this volatile mixture it was poured into streams.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 9:32 am #

      The trouble with bicycles and urban rail is that they both rely upon a certain population density to optimize relatively short commutes. Move out west (which admittedly is not sustainable either) and those models work much less effectively or not at all. Now granted, when the water runs out in the desert southwest and we have mass population migrations back east again, that will make such measures even more effective for the even larger population centers in the east, but I doubt too many Americans are going to be happy about adopting the Mumbai life style that will entail. And where will the tax base to support all that come from, given that the private sector damn sure ain’t going to pony up for it either? Retracing our steps from a fully mature auto culture is a project that will take generations to enact under the best of conditions and we damn sure don’t have either of those.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

        Rickshaws: a whole new industry. What do you have against potential Rickshaw drivers?

        • DA March 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

          All of the current step back scenarios work only for cities, which is where the primary problem lies. Any low energy future will involve a reversal of the cultural patterns of the 20th century back toward early to mid 19th century living arrangements; although that will admittedly involve a VERY LARGE population reduction as well, which is of course why no one is mentioning it in the first place.

          The BAD NEWS is: a WHOLE LOT of people are going to have to die fairly quickly and not be replaced if humanity is going to continue to “thrive” in any meaningful sense of the word.

          The GOOD NEWS is: quite a few of them are going to die fairly quickly anyway due to the pressures of overpopulation (and thankfully, I WILL BE ONE OF THEM!).

    • Q. Shtik March 21, 2017 at 10:08 am #

      ‘Hell’ that’s so interesting.

  57. janet March 21, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    “The LEFT is in the cemetery. All we did was put flowers on their grave.” – Dr. Steve Pieczenik, March 8, 2017.

    Trump is re-energizing the LEFT. In 2018 it will rise from the grave unstoppable to vote out the Republicans. What year is it? 2017 … which means the LEFT will show its strength in next year’s elections and in 2020. Meanwhile Trump has a restraining order against him and has not been able to get congress to pass any significant legislation to rebuild America. You don’t make America great by renaming post offices. Weak. Trump. Weak. Trump cannot count on support of multicultural police/military.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      The “LEFT” had eight long years under Obama to prove that it actually stood for something, but they proved that they were little more than the multi-cultural wing of the BAU DC/NY/London/Tel Aviv War Party Consensus. I’ll admit that Trump seems to be little more than a buffoon at this point (although the liberal press is literally turning itself inside out in an effort to promote that notion), but he’s what you get when DC/Wall St proves to be so hopelessly corrupt that an openly corrupt criminal like HRC was the next worse alternative. Hopefully Trump melts the whole damn thing down so that whoever comes next can do better, but I’m not too optimistic on that count either.

      • outsider March 21, 2017 at 10:58 am #

        DA, to be fair to Obama, he only had majorities in both Houses for his first two years. After that, the GOP controlled the House for the next six. OTOH, it’s good that he didn’t. Imagine the damage he could have done if his party was in power for his entire 8 years?

        • DA March 21, 2017 at 11:21 am #

          True, but how much did Obama himself have to do with that? Within the first six months he had given away the farm as far as actually enacting anything remotely “populist” or “liberal” (back when we still imagined that the two could be equated), so his “base” (I shudder to admit that I was one at the time) abandoned him in droves. After which – wonder of wonders – he revealed that he was at least as far “right” (on substantive issues that matter at least) as most of his GOP “opponents.” Obama was nothing more than a long winded spokes-model for the wealthy string pullers who put him there. A genuine facsimile of a president. A true big house n***er meant to represent faux change as the first “minority” president. When it comes to demographics, there’s only one that actually matters: wealthy or not wealthy. All the rest is smoke and mirrors.

        • capt spaulding March 21, 2017 at 11:42 am #

          Outsider, to be fair to “W”, he only had majorities in both houses for his first six years. After that, the DEMs controlled the Senate for the last two. OTOH, it’s good that he didn’t. Imaging the damage he could have done if his party was in power for his entire 8 years? Hoist by your own petard.

      • capt spaulding March 21, 2017 at 11:36 am #

        Well, DA, to use your own argument, the “RIGHT” had eight long years under “W” to prove that cutting taxes and deregulating everything in sight would bring prosperity to the country. Instead, they almost drove the country into the ground. I remember the air of barely controlled panic in Wash DC when the government assembled to try & stop the economic crash that was looming. For some strange reason, Republicans show no interest in revisiting that period in time even though they haven’t changed their tune one iota since then. I’m reminded of a cartoon in the paper that showed a six mile wide asteroid about to crash into the earth. The Republican’s response was “Quick, cut taxes and deregulate.” It seems that nothing ever changes. Eight years after the Great Recession, and here they are back with the same old tired shit. Remember the definition of insanity?

        • DA March 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

          Get the sense that we’re being played for fools? The faux left and the faux right appear to have run out of diversions, so now we get Trump and whatever it is that he’s about.

    • outsider March 21, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      @Janet

      We just had an election, which your side lost, and now you can’t wait for the next one. Personally, I’m awfully sick and tired of these endless federal elections. Wouldn’t it be better to make the House and Senate both 4 year terms and align them with the Presidential election? Take care of it all at the same time. At least that might stop all this blubbering, inane chatter for a few years between elections.

      Btw, I wish that Steve Pieczenik was right. But I don’t think he is – unfortunately.

  58. FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 10:39 am #

    Moscow, Arbat, St. Patrick’s day:

    nasedkin.livejournal.com/809159.html

  59. FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    Moscow: the building of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation:

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/3068862/3068862_800.jpg

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/3068931/3068931_800.jpg

  60. volodya March 21, 2017 at 11:46 am #

    Janos, What you’re doing is deliberately misreading what I’m saying. “Legal and illegal alike” is simple recognition that the southern border was deliberately left wide open to take advantage of Hispanic slave-wage labor. This was the domestic big-biz agenda and it was part of the wider globalist agenda. If you can’t offshore industry to low wage regimes, you onshore low-wage foreign labor. Pure and simple.

    If you think that there will be mass deportations of illegal aliens you’d be wrong because it would fly directly contrary to the Oligarch agenda of exploiting a marginalized and desperate illegal labor force in the US. You don’t matter, I don’t matter, the American polity doesn’t matter, the US doesn’t matter, the illegal immigrant doesn’t matter, all of it is utterly immaterial to Oligarch eyes. To the Oligarch the only thing that matters is the bottom line. They want slave-wage labor.

    See what’s right under your nose. Trump got elected on an explicit anti-globalist platform. This makes the Oligarchs way too nervous. You ought to know, the Oligarchs always work to rig the rules and fix the match. Risk-takers? No, not on your life. They want a sure thing. The effort to unseat Trump by hook or by crook, by means legal or otherwise, should be apparent. Never mind that Trump may not have meant any of what he said during the campaign. To the Oligarch, the fact that he said it is intolerable.

    Whites invented most everything? Wake up. You’re not helping yourself. The ability to discern reality from non-reality is what separates people that live long and prosperous lives from those that live miserable lives and end up in an early grave.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

      I do believe you’ve nailed it. The gist of it anyway.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:46 pm #

      They did. We did. You don’t know much about the history of science and technology, obviously. Why? Because you don’t love your own people. And face it – that’s weird. You still prefer your idealism to being natural. Thus you are “crabbed” or “pickled” as the Old Southerners said of the Yankees.

      The machine has made you over in its own image. An earlier and more humane version – I’ll give you that. But this kind of Universal Man that came from the so called Enlightenment is where we went wrong. It lead directly to the Guillotine and the horrors of Marat-Sade. And from there to the Gulags and now to the Genocide of the Whit Race.

      • thwack March 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

        There are more white people alive TODAY than during any other era.

        THE “white genocide” meme is a lot of balderdash and huckery.

        I said it before and I’ll say it again:

        Janos,

        how many white babies have you helped produce?

        or are you too busy doing racism full time?

    • malthuss March 21, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

      Geniuses do not necessarily live long and happy lives.

      Whites invented most everything? THAT HAS BEEN INVENTED IN THE LAST 500 YEARS, YES.
      But not YT [Whitey] White Males.

      Whites invented most everything? —What problem do you have with that statement?

      • thwack March 21, 2017 at 8:12 pm #

        Ok,

        but without Africans, there would be no white people; so we kinda invented white people.

        Now get around that?

  61. volodya March 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    Capt Spaulding, change comes to Republicans by means of the hearse. When the old-guard dies off there’s a chance, not a certainty, but a mere chance of change.

    The fact that Republicans keep muttering the same old shit, over and over, no matter the evidence to the contrary, shows their total and complete unfitness to govern. They have not got the intellectual agility, nor the creativity. They’ve displayed it in spectacular fashion in a multitude of ways, the latest is being their dead on arrival health care package. All these years before and since Obamacare, for decades a crying need to break apart health care cartels, and what have we got from them?

    And, as you say, what do they ALWAYS talk about? Tax cuts. De-regulation. That’s it. That’s all they’ve got in the kit bag.

    What I said about Republicans applies equally to Democrats. They’re no better, their positions on health included. No matter what, no matter the thousands of pages of law, the tens of thousands of lines of legislation, the reams and reams of regulation, health care costs are still extortionate.

    • capt spaulding March 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      I couldn’t agree more Volodya. Both parties are bankrupt for ideas. Not to mention that they are both bought and paid for by the corporations that now rule the country.

    • seawolf77 March 22, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      The only thing worse than taxing and spending is tax-cutting and spending and that’s exactly what the Republicans do, have always done, and always will do. They’re hard wired for it. You might as well try and change a leopard’s spots.

  62. volodya March 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

    DA, what the last four presidents have in common IMO is a manifest unfitness for the post. Five if you count George Senior. George Senior did manage to avoid a lethal confrontation with an unstable and fragmenting Soviet empire so he does have that to his credit. All that could have turned extremely nasty but it didn’t aside from the Yugoslav wars.

    So what does George go and do? Invades Kuwait. I mean, no matter what beard ruled that bit of sand, whether it was Sadam or some other cut-throat, they still would have had to sell the oil. And so that nonsensical invasion set in motion a string of events culminating in the cracking up of the middle-east. “Culminating” is the wrong word, things are still in motion and we don’t know where it’s all going.

    Come to think of it, maybe the last President worthy of the name was Ike.

    • capt spaulding March 21, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

      Volodya, I think we could probably get together and have an interesting conversation over a beer or two. I know that there are very few here that actually see what’s going on. There isn’t much to learn here aside from JHK’s posts. Most people here are trapped in their belief systems, and can’t think their way out of them, from Janos to Janet. Nothing against any of them, it’s just tiring to read the same old bullshit over and over. I don’t expect any of them to survive, based on their inability to adjust to the reality of what’s going on. This is what America looks like as it’s going down, whether they like it or not. I do not suffer fools gladly, and appreciate hearing that there are others who see what’s going on. As far as the responses from the ill informed, go for it. The truth will be seen on the barricades. For the rest of you, don’t expect a response to your vituperative posts, I ain’t got time.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      I’m reading about Ike now in The Devil’s Chessboard. He was mostly a prisoner of the post-war hysterics in the Republican Party – Dulles, McCarthy, and Nixon are the big names. To his credit, he knew he was captured and he even warned the next guy on watch on the way out, although we all know how that turned out. Ike was probably the key to everything we see today. Had we had a truly towering figure able to stand up to the anti-communist hysterics of the period, things might look much different today. Instead we got Truman and Ike, the Dulles brothers and the malignant CIA, the unofficial/official coup in ’63, the Nixon/Ford/Carter intrigue of the 70’s (which was nothing more than a very public play of debasement of the empire, so that it could be “born again in glory” with Reagan in 1980), and the second coming of Goldwater (virulent conservatism) in Reagan in 1980. Gotta hand it to the conservatives all throughout the period, they played the long game and they played it well!

  63. malthuss March 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    Malibu is now a Sanctuary

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    • janet March 21, 2017 at 12:50 pm #

      I stand with Malibu.

      • malthuss March 22, 2017 at 12:33 am #

        Of course. Janet loves wetbacks.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

      “Sanctuary city” my eye. So all those hyper-affluent beach houses are now full up to the brim with undocumented aliens living gratis on the dime of their wealthy beach front patrons? The term “limousine” – or is it “surf board” in this case? – “liberal” comes to mind.

  64. janet March 21, 2017 at 12:48 pm #

    “We just had an election, which your side lost” –outsider

    Clinton received about 2.9 million more votes nationwide. Trump lost the popular vote. Those not-Trump voters, the moral majority, those who do not approve of grabbing pussies, are the ones who will win in 2018, which is next year.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

      Fair to say you’ve never had your pussy grabbed then, eh?

      Have you never heard of the term “locker room talk” or similar, and are you not aware that men talking to other men often “talk shit” to one another about their sexual conquests or similar, most of which they would be horrified to hear if it was recorded and played back to them later in official proceedings?

      And the “moral majority?” Really? Are you not old enough to realize the IRONY in the “liberal left” using that term to hide behind what is nothing more than transparently vapid and shallow radical feminist identity politics?

  65. janet March 21, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) do not appear to have the votes to repeal Obamacare. They have not won over Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus.

    “They do not have the votes right now,” Meadows said, adding that he doubted his colleagues would get on board if leaders delay the vote.

    “I’ve had no indication that any of my Freedom Caucus colleagues have switched their vote,” Meadows said.

    The true Conservatives are blocking Trump because Trump’s health care plan would cause 24 million Americans to lose their health insurance. Trump’s plan is more expensive and provides a poorer quality health care than Obamacare is currently providing.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

      To be fair, it’s Ryan’s bill at this point, but that’s a minor point of order.

      Either way, the American people are screwed, but that goes without saying these days.

  66. volodya March 21, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    So Comey sez the FBI is looking for evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians. Has been for a while. Since July 2106 in fact.

    As for Crapper and Mike Morrell (former acting CIA director), they say there’s no evidence for collusion.

    But how do you investigate without surveillance of Trump and his campaign staff? How did Crapper and Morrell come to their conclusion without surveillance?

    Hmmm, very, very fishy. Maybe Trump was onto something. But, you want collusion? Was it someone in the intel community that leaked the Flynn conversations to the NY Times? There’s collusion there.

    • tucsonspur March 21, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

      I guess they put a “tail” on Trump and his people. Hardly anyone observed the furtive men in trench coats.

      These old school agents didn’t need no stinkin’ electronics. They just had a “nose” for collusion but couldn’t find the stink.

      Right.

  67. Q. Shtik March 21, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

    So, waddaya think people, is this the beginning of the crash to 4,000?

    • FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

      The growth of stock indices after the inauguration and Trump’s speech in the congress does not look natural.

      Rhetorically, it seems to be justified by the promises of tax breaks and investment in infrastructure. However, these two main promises, at least, contradict each other. It is unlikely that top managers and owners of corporations do not understand this. Hence, growth of indices through the purchase of their own shares by corporations has other reasons – not only the top managers’ desire to receive generous bonuses, but also an attempt to lure rich foreigners from other parts of the world to this “field of miracles”.

      However, the Chinese, although withdrawing capital from their country, do not hurry to invest in American candy wrappers, preferring even moderately unprofitable, but direct investments in Eastern Europe and Africa, where weak elites are not able to resist the temptations of corruption here and now.

      In countries with strong elites, it is still necessary to agree on a political level to gain access to “saving assets”. There, own serious businesses are guarding any real productive asset prepared for privatization.

    • elysianfield March 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

      Q,
      Why are you asking that question to the unwashed? Always the last to know….

    • malthuss March 22, 2017 at 12:32 am #

      Debt and Deficits do matter, despite what Cheney said to the contrary.
      Dow 4000 or Dow 40000 does not matter to me.

      And President trump wants to be another ‘spend till the end’ guy.
      Fate may prevent another 20T in debt being piled on in a few years.

  68. islander800 March 21, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

    James, America has already ceased to be a nation of citizens with shared national values. It’s starkly clear in the republican health care act which they put forward with absolutely no hint of embarrassment or shame.

    What do you call a plan where one of the major political parties tells the very same citizens they pandered to and who got them elected, “we absolutely have to claw back $300 billion, because that’s OURS, and if you don’t like it, you’ve got the “freedom” to literally f*%k off and die”? Unless the rubes haven’t figured it out yet, the whole point of the $300 billion savings is so that taxes on the 1% can be reduced, once again. After all, that money is rightfully THEIRS.

    This gang of swindlers just wants it all – all the income, all the wealth that America can muster, and by God, they’re going to get it, even if it means the experiment known as America swirls down the drain.. “I’ve got mine, Jack, give me yours as well, and F%#k off and die.” Now THAT’S an American set of national values destined to produce another 240 years of successful nationhood.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

      This gang of swindlers just wants it all – all the income, all the wealth that America can muster, and by God, they’re going to get it, even if it means the experiment known as America swirls down the drain.

      Nice rant! Unfortunately, we ALL are just now waking up to the fact that that was the plan ALL ALONG.

      So, two ways to look at this:

      One: You now realize that you’re just part of the of the rest of the human race and that ALL BETS ARE OFF as far as your foolish delusions about belonging to the exclusive “American Club,” no matter where you live or remit your taxes to. Yeah, it’s a bitter pill to swallow at first, but on the plus side, in all likelihood all of your friends and relatives are in the same boat, whether they know it yet or not.

      Two: You continue to perpetuate the delusion that you and yours are magically “exceptional” and are part of some divine club (see Janet below) that is destined to rule over all mankind and the natural world forever and ever Amen.

      I’m guessing you’ve grown up enough now to embrace the essential truth embodied in option one above, but guess what? That was the only viable option in the first place, so YOU WIN EITHER WAY! What’s not to love?

  69. janet March 21, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    “If the Freedom Caucus kills this bill, which they could, then they will have voted to continue Obamacare, which, as the president pointed out, in 2018 probably means we would lose the House and the Senate,” said Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.).”

    Yep… that’s about the size of it. Obamacare is loved. If 24 million lose their health insurance, the Republicans lose the House and the Senate. Don’t mess with repeal of Obamacare… expand it even more.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

      Well, it’s entrenched now, anyway. Which even the Dems admitted was what it was always about from the start. Get something in place, knowing full well that government programs never die.

      That said, ObamaCare was a GOP bill (RomneyCare 2.0) from the start, so the dumb fucks got caught out on their bullshit.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

      And it’s funny that an idealist like yourself (I’m “guessing” you’re a died-in-the-wool liberal Dem) would support such an abomination in the first place, since it was nothing more than a warmed over GOP gift to the insurance industry in the first place.

      I can only wonder, are you blind because you’re rich and comfortable and you actually imagine you’re doing good in the world, or are you simply stupid, or even worse, just a mouthpiece?

  70. FincaInTheMountains March 21, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    Why are you asking that question to the unwashed? == elysian

    Marcel Duchamp. Fountain.

    The most famous artistic urinal is preserved only in the photo of the famous American pictorialist Alfred Stiglitz, made in 1917 before the opening of the exhibition of the Society of Independent Artists in New York. At the exhibition “Fountain” was not allowed, and soon it disappeared. Decades later, Duchamp executed several retorts of the urinal.

    The last of them, which remained in private collection, was sold in 2002 to Phillips de Pury in New York for $2.5 million. In the ranking of the top 5 major works of art of the twentieth century, compiled in 2004 by the Daily Telegraph following the survey of the 500 most influential artists, museum workers, art critics, art dealers and gallery owners of Great Britain, Fountain won the first place, ahead of Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Warhol, Marilyn Diptych.

    artguide.com/uploads/ckeditor/pictures/3824/content_01_Duchamp_Fountaine.jpg

    The famous urinal of Marcel became the source of the theory that art does not have to be clear to mere unwashed in toilet, it should be only understood in a special “artistic space” that turns the urinal into a work of art. At the same time it does not mean understood by anybody, but by certain “elites”, endowed with a special artistic taste, which turns art into a social marker.

  71. nsa March 21, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

    Vol,
    Ike had the stature to: 1) end the Korean War against the wishes of Curtis “Bombs Away” Lemay, who later bragged that he had managed to kill 20% of the Korean population and only regretted the survival of the other 80%. Ike then had to regain control of the nuclear arsenal from Lemay and his Strategic Air Command…..quite a feat in itself. 2) Ike personally clawed the vile Brits, Frogs, and Izzies away from the Suez Canal….taken after the Izzies attacked the Egyptians in the Sinai according to a concocted plan to instigate the seizure of the canal. Ike totally humiliated the three aggressors in public. Since Ike, every US prez has had to pledge fealty to the Izzies in order to obtain financing and then the nomination of either party.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

      Ike had the stature to: 1) end the Korean War against the wishes of Curtis “Bombs Away” Lemay, who later bragged that he had managed to kill 20% of the Korean population and only regretted the survival of the other 80%. Ike then had to regain control of the nuclear arsenal from Lemay and his Strategic Air Command…..quite a feat in itself.

      LOL! The period really had some larger than life characters, didn’t it? Kubrick’s Strangelove is largely viewed as satire now, but it is actually MUCH closer to the literal truth than most would like to admit. Unlike poor JFK and RFK, Ike was smart enough to realize the very real dangers posed by the characters he was dealing with.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

      Yet he had no problem killing Whites. Hundreds of thousands (some say more) of German POWs died of exposure in his Death Camps, which were simply barbed wire enclosures without structures for shelter. Likewise, he sent hundreds of thousands of Anti-Communist Russian troops – who had fought for the Allies against the Germans – back to face Stalin’s justice.

      • DA March 21, 2017 at 8:04 pm #

        Janos,

        Curious as to why you felt the need to add the “Anti-Communist” moniker to Russian troops above. First of all, I wasn’t aware that there WERE that many Russian troops who could be labeled “anti-communist” at that point (officially at least), and second of all, would it have made it any more forgivable if they WERE just plain communists?

        Stalin was no doubt an old-fashioned barbarian in the highest sense of the word if you crossed him (a title he shared with no small number of 20th century aspirants to the throne), but I always find it curious when Americans, propagandized as we were for the entire 20th century as well to worship at the throne of unfettered corporate capitalism as the cure for all evils, so easily throw around off-hand aspersions of pure good or pure evil based on such a trivial single label of political/ideological identity.

        I say this because anti-communist hysteria in the post WWI period largely led to WWII, and that same hysteria during and immediately after WWII has largely led the west to where it is today; so much so that the current Putin/Russia hysteria is largely based on the subliminal programming that Putin/Russia is still somehow “communist,” and thus “pure evil.”

        • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 12:01 am #

          No, in fact the Left loved Russia when it was Communist, but now that it’s Orthodox Fascist, they hate it. Wrong? All. Weird? No – they know what they’re about it. I’m not sure you do though. I don’t want to be nasty because you’ve been polite and make a lot of good comments. I just don’t think you get the situation here though. Trump and the Alt-Right like Putin’s Russia. We’re not confused either.

          Some ideologies and ideas are wrong by their very nature – like Corporate Capitalism and Communism. Some things, like Christianity and Capitalism are good in and of themselves, but are often ruined by fallible or evil human beings.

          As for the troops sent back to certain torture and death – google Operation Keelhaul. If they were Communist, they would have gone back willingly to no punishment. Instead we forced our own allies back to horror. And it was horrible that we were allied with him to begin with, but it makes sense. Late stage Capitalism is a Globalist Economic view of the World. So is Communism. They are natural allies against Nationalism, be it ours or those of the Fascist states they destroyed.

          Thus your questioning my distinction doesn’t make any sense to me. Perhaps you mean in terms of basic human rights? Sure, I believe in that in some sense, all things being equal. Sometimes it’s impossible of course. And the boat people from Africa are soldiers armed with poverty. Charity porn is a huge problem. And they arranged beach boy’s body for maximum effect before they photographed him.

  72. Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/hardcore-bastard-bulgarian-migrant-hunter-dinko-valev-buys-helicopter-gunship…

    The Hero in all his glory. See the works of Joseph Campbell. He is their Zimmerman writ large. Zimmerman never had a chance to be this big since we hate, harass, and attempt to destroy our heroes.

  73. Bro Jobe March 21, 2017 at 6:34 pm #

    It’s good to see evil fall, until its fall squishes us like the bugs we are.

    Watch the skies for the tottering of a bloated, blustering colossus who would be King Donald I.

    Such a small man needs to have the Mob turn on him.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

      I understand the Campbell and Epic Hero references, but you’ll have to at least point me in the right direction with regard to Zimmerman. PLEASE tell me you’re not talking about George!

      • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 12:20 am #

        Wtf? Of course I’m talking about George Zimmerman. He’s a Folk Hero in Red America among both the Alt-Right and the Patriot Movment. His life has been an endless series of good deeds. Working with minority youth. Protesting for a Black street guy he thought the Police were harassing. He wanted to become a Cop and a Black Police Seargent came to court and vouched for his character, saying that he would have been considered once he got out of debt.

        Get it? There’s not a racist bone in his body. He’s a little bit Black himself. Otherwise, he’s a bit of everything – exactly what the State seems to want. So what did they do? Insult him by calling him a White as they tried to railroad him into prison for defending the neighborhood and himself. Btw, all this shit we say is coming? That all means a lot more George Zimmermans – if we’re lucky enough to have them.

        After his acquittal, his life has been a rollercoaster of death threat, betrayals to the media by girlfriends, defending his life in a street fight – then crushing the guy who tried to kill him in court, and of course ruined job opportunities. So he make art and sells to Patriots. And the good deeds haven’t stopped: he pulled a White family out of their burning car. When they found out who he was, they wouldn’t even thank him. You’re not that kind of person, are you?

        His family are quality people. His mother Peruvian and his Father a Jew, some sort of lower judge. His brother is as handsome as a god and speaks like a statesman on behalf of his younger brother. Yet the mantle of greatness fell on roly poly George. And oh how he has borne it!

        Darrin Wilson is another good guy who did his job and fought the beast. As was Fred Zimmerman who never let up on O.J.

        • malthuss March 22, 2017 at 10:44 am #

          Otherwise, he’s a bit of everything – exactly what the State seems to want.

          The ‘State,’ eh?
          Actually ‘a bit of everything’ is not the goal.
          The goal is the extermination of Whites via a series of things.

          Abortion, Feminism and pushing race mixing on impressionable White women.

          Its no mystery why Israel isn’t awash with African “refugees.”

        • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 11:03 am #

          “I’m talking about George Zimmerman”

          Sheepdog.

          Mr. Tibbs, take note.

  74. janet March 21, 2017 at 6:47 pm #

    “James, America has already ceased to be a nation of citizens with shared national values” –islander800

    Check out the NATION standing united on Sept. 12, 2001. Have we lost our values in the last sixteen years? I don’t think so. As the following votes show: We are one NATION with allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all:

    Jan. 20, 2017: General James Mattis received close to unanimous votes from the Senate (98 senators voted in his favor)

    Sept. 9, 2016: The “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” or JASTA was approved in May by 100 votes to zero.

    Mar. 14, 2016: The U.S. House of Representatives voted 393 to 0 that the Islamic State’s assaults on religious minorities in Iraq and Syria constitute genocide.

    indivisibleguide.com/web/

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

      Wow! Still a true believer, eh? Your captors salute you!

  75. janet March 21, 2017 at 6:55 pm #

    The United States military budget equals 40% of the entire world’s spending on militarism.

    We are spending almost half of the entire world’s military spending. For what? For whom? The Pentagon currently operates at least 194 golf courses and 2,874 holes of golf worldwide.

    • DA March 21, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

      For what and for whom? If you have to ask, you ain’t one of them. That said, the military remains the employer of last resort for the unwashed classes. I was one of them 35 years ago. Too bad most of that military budget goes for pure waste like the F-35 and countless other on-budget official boondoggles, as well as assorted off-budget classified shit holes that no one can ever know the details of. But don’t worry about the golf courses. They’re the least of the problem.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 21, 2017 at 8:24 pm #

        Yes, someday all men will be in Mordor. ACME! We’re all Bugs Bunny now.

  76. janet March 22, 2017 at 12:07 am #

    “So, waddaya think people, is this the beginning of the crash to 4,000?” –Q.

    Trump is going to crash the economy. Stocks are dropping because Trump says he wants to repeal Obamacare but there is so much uncertainty about the GOP health care plan, and about Trump’s fiscal policy priorities. Trump is a failed businessman with a record of bankruptcies and a fear of releasing any of his tax returns. He is a con man whose lies and deceptions will eventually crash the US economy. This is what JHK predicted in the March-April window of events.

  77. janet March 22, 2017 at 12:34 am #

    On October 7, 2016, the seventeen agencies of our intelligence community concluded with high confidence that Russia was meddling in our elections through hacking, leaks, and the dissemination of fake news.

    On January 6, 2017, the office of the Director of National Intelligence released a declassified report on Russia’s actions and intentions in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report concluded that:

    ** These attacks were ordered by President Putin;

    ** Russia’s goals were to undermine faith in our democracy, to harm Secretary Clinton’s chances of winning, and to help President Trump’s election chances; and

    ** President Putin and the Russian Government favored President Trump.

    In addition to covert intelligence operations that supplied a constant stream of material to WikiLeaks, the Russian government worked to achieve these goals by using government agencies, state-funded media outlets, and paid social media trolls. Using these tools, Russia launched a dangerous fake news campaign intended to make it difficult for Americans to tell the difference between accurate reporting and blatant lies about both presidential candidates and about our own country.

    But the most disturbing finding: Russia intends to do this again.

    Russia will use the lessons learned from their 2016 attack on our democracy to future attacks on both our democracy and other sovereign nations worldwide. It’s clear that President Putin intends to do this again. Republican Senator John McCain has warned that Russia will continue to use cyberattacks “as a part of Vladimir Putin’s ambition to regain Russian prominence and dominance in some parts of the world.” The American people cannot ignore Russia’s actions against us, because doing so will leave our democracy vulnerable to the next attack.

  78. janet March 22, 2017 at 12:46 am #

    TRUMP FAILS TO SECURE HEALTH CARE DEAL

    This is why a businessman with no political experience should not be elected president. Running a country is not like running a business. A country is not a profit-making entity… and Trump’s threats don’t work.

    ———————–

    WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump made a personal pitch for his Affordable Care Act repeal bid Tuesday, promising that Republicans who vote against the bill will face political consequences.

    With a House vote on the Republican plan set for Thursday, both more moderate and more conservative lawmakers are raising serious objections and questions about whether the bill can pass.

    Trump argued that the party’s future — and by extension, his legacy — is on the line. And if members did not fall in line, especially the conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus, Republicans would pay a price.

    The Conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus refused to budge. Trump’s repeal of Obamacare, which Trump naively said he was going to do on his first day in office, is not going to happen. Trump doesn’t have the votes he needs.

  79. janet March 22, 2017 at 1:23 am #

    Republicans have the House, the Senate, the Presidency, and they cannot deliver on their signature “repeal Obamacare” bill that they have been crowing about for the last eight years. They have lost all credibility. Trump has lost credibility as a “deal maker” … I am getting tired of his losing so much.

    Legislation is not being passed in spite of his having control of congress. He is not able to make America great again. He is not even able to build a wall, or make Mexico pay for it.

    He doesn’t know more than the generals. He did not have a secret plan to defeat ISIS. He is a con man who lied his way into office by promising the innocents the moon in exchange for their votes. And gullible folks fell for it.

    Never has a president been so incompetent and so callous, playing golf in Florida instead of working on getting jobs for the middle class, instead of rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, instead of presenting a serious health care plan.

    Instead he presented a budget that is dead on arrival. He has no intention of keeping any of his promises, foreign or domestic. All he does is string people along with empty promises, blather, unconstitutional “executive orders” … a big con aimed at keeping him as the center of attention, aimed at increasing his own personal wealth.

  80. MrTibbs March 22, 2017 at 6:36 am #

    LOVE rejoices with the truth.
    funwithdad.net/funwithdad1alive.htm

    “I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
    Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    Your young men will see visions,
    Your old men will dream dreams.”
    – Acts 2:17, 0062.
    “I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”
    – Albert Einstein, 1948.

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

    They call me Mr. Tibbs.

    -T

  81. FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 7:12 am #

    Comey has revealed himself – civil war in the US is almost inevitable

    The day before yesterday there were hearings in the Congress of the director of the FBI James Comey.

    youtube.com/watch?v=EYATkiXehjc

    I have already seen this drama once and now I will take a second look again. And although I did not understand half, I can say that this is Shakespeare, and not just Shakespeare, but “Lady Macbeth”.

    The thing is that on the eve of these hearings, the case looked like preparations for the surrender of supporters of Hillary Clinton: whatever the media said, Congress, and the Senate are controlled by Republicans, and the Republican Party looked like Trump’s party.

    And the Republicans said that since Democrats demands to investigate the interference of Russian hackers in the election campaign begin to look like a democrats Crusade against the Republicans, they will simply stop attending the relevant meetings.

    The chairman of the Congressional Commission for Intelligence Affairs, Devin Nunes, made it clear that the Republicans are interested in the leaks of secret negotiations by General Flynn, so secret that in my opinion Trump at some point suspected Flynn himself was the source of these leaks.

    That is, something so secretive was leaked, that Trump talked to Flynn privately and asked Flynn not to talk about it to Vice President Pence.

    And removed from all posts Flynn explained that this was due to the prevention of the arrest of 35 Russian diplomats on January 1, 2017, which spokeswoman for Russian Foreign Ministry Zakharova told about(which was completely absent in American press), that is, the possible beginning of a nuclear war.

    And the day before the congressional hearing, Democrats led by Schiff pretended that they were ready to capitulate, forcing Trump to tell that he based his statement about the Obama administration’s wiretapping on media articles, which amounts to acknowledging the lack of serious evidence of this wiretapping.

    A dynamic balance was created: Democrats, without any evidence, demand Trump’s investigation, and Republicans demand an investigation into Trump’s wiretapping on Obama’s orders, also without any evidence. One annuls the other, everyone is happy.

    And suddenly the FBI director Comey states that his department is already investigating Trump within the counter-intelligence operation authorized by the Obama administration, but there was no wiretapping and he simply does not want to investigate this possibility!!!

    That is, it turns out that US special services do not obey the President, the Congress, or the Senate!

    And Trump in vain said that his information about the wiretapping is based on media reports! That once again proves that with Witch one can not negotiate on anything. Only a chair or a stool, no benches!

    A la guerre comme à la guerre!

    • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 8:16 am #

      I wrote about that already: it is not the fact of expelling 35 Russian diplomats, it is the manner in which it was executed: due to logistical difficulties of living the country within 3 days with families with children on a New Year’ eve.

      Russian diplomats were simply set up to violate expulsion order and get arrested on January 1, creating perfect casus belli for the start of a nuclear war.

      General Flynn, pulling his considerable military connections, arranged for the special charter flight from Russia to evacuate the diplomats with their families.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 8:28 am #

      The story was covered on Russian TV (Flynn’s participation was omitted) by spokeswoman for Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

      There is exactly zero coverage in Western Media.

  82. DA March 22, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    As usual, Hedges is right on the scent of what really ails the Empire:

    truthdig.com/avbooth/item/chris_hedges_stephen_kinzer_explore_birth_of_american_empire_video_2017032…

  83. FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 10:57 am #

    When you write “Financial Control as a separate branch of Financial Oligarchy… currency schemes and manipulations are streamlined and put under total control of merged Financial and Intelligence Bureaucracy”, is this related to Dodd-Frank, or the Fed, or is it a separate process. == aNanyMouse

    No, I believe it is not related to Dodd-Frank, but mainly to anti-terrorist financial laws, which were enacted by the UN and ratified by UN member-states from the joint Russian-American pitch during the Obama’s Presidency. I wrote about that before.

    Please explain the process, esp. on how it causes “anything you create could be easily taken away using virtual money.” Are you only talking about currency inflation ruining profit margins, or is there more to it? Is this connected to “multiply by zero”?

    Remember 90s, when the stock markets were growing by 60-70-80 percent a year while US real economy was just growing by 5-6 percent. Think about where all that money came from and where did they go?

    I maintain that 90% of that Tech Market “value” was created by pure fraud, all that Dot Coms, etc.

    Now all that money is sitting some place, looking for attractive real productive assets to snatch at the first opportunity.

    And it is impossible to distinguish that “fraudulent money” from the money created as a result of a hard labor and real innovation.

    When you write about the 9th money-wave, is this the wave-stuff of Ron van Dyke? Where can I learn about the prior 8 waves?

    I was talking about The Ninth Wave painting by the Russian marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky.

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Hovhannes_Aivazovsky_-_The_Ninth_Wave_-_Google_Art_Proje…

    And, to return to Schacht’s 2nd contour, does it relate to Mefo bills?
    The Wiki entry about them says that these bills were “convertible into Reichsmark upon demand”. I gather this to mean convertible at a 1-1 ratio. Is that correct?

    Sorry, not familiar with that topic.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      You may ask why Russia and US cooperated on Financial Control?

      The Ninth Wave of Money if left without hand-picked control is threatening EVERYBODY alike – the good guys, the bad guys, the hard workers, the thieves and swindlers – EVERYBODY.

    • aNanyMouse March 23, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

      Thanx much for detailed replies, Finca.
      Please say link to where you’ve written about anti-terrorist financial laws, which were enacted by the UN.

      Also, please say where I can learn about the Ninth Wave of Money, esp. about how it can threaten everyone, if left without hand-picked control. (I’m not good at interpreting paintings!)
      Likewise, please steer me to where I can learn about where all that Dot-com money came from, where it went, and how this is connected to “multiply by zero”, and “anything you create could be easily TAKEN away USING virtual money.”

  84. FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 11:25 am #

    Looks like our British Friends and potential Allies recieved a Black Spot from Globalists.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Spot_(Treasure_Island)

    Shots fired at UK Parliament; more than a dozen injured

    foxnews.com/world/2017/03/22/shots-fired-outside-uk-parliament-reports-say.html

    I was hoping that with the death of the Pirate-in-Chief (David Rockefeller) things would subside a little.

  85. janet March 22, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    “We will rebuild our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, highways, airports, schools, hospitals.” –Candidate Trump

    Umm, that will cost some money. What Trump is focusing on is reducing taxes, so we will have LESS money to rebuild infrastructure (though the rich will have more in their pockets).

    Trump’s plan to spend a Trillion dollars on infrastructure is woefully insufficient. Trump gets a D+ on infrastructure.

    http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org

    • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 11:33 am #

      You know full well that the infrastructure will not be coming from the budget, but will be printed by the FED.

      If that FED’s money will not be stolen (appropriated by thieves and swindlers), but result in brick, concrete and steel, than they become a real wealth of the Nation.

  86. volodya March 22, 2017 at 11:48 am #

    Malthuss, the problem with the statement that whites invented most everything is its relationship to facts. Sapiens has been around for 200,000 years more or less. But, according to the latest best guesses from the boffins that do genetic studies and anthropological work, the genetic mutations that gave rise to de-pigmented skin, are relatively recent, maybe 20-25,000 years old. East Asians apparently started to diverge genetically about 40,000 years ago, their own skin coloration having a set of mutations.

    For about 150,000 of those 200,000 years, sapiens had a material culture not that different from other varieties of human alive at the time, ie neanderthal and denisovan. Starting about 50,000 years ago there was a burst of creativity among sapiens in different parts of the world, for example, cave paintings in France and Spain and Indonesia. And, not only artwork like painting and sculpture but innovation in tool-making. Why did his Great Leap Forward happen? Nobody knows, maybe it was evolutionary change in the brain, maybe it was the development of modern language.

    The problem is that for thousands of years of innovation, starting 50,000 years ago, white skin was nowhere to be found. Anywhere. At the time East Asians were busily de-pigmenting and evolving into what we see today, but like I said, they were diverging genetically from the main Eurasian population, and had their own local set of mutations that lightened their skin.

    And, to just re-state the point, the artwork we’re talking about in the caves of Altamira and Lascaux and the finely crafted tools and implements, were spectacular, on a par with anything you see in Europe at the height of the Renaissance. The problem is that the creators weren’t white. Neither were the creators of cave paintings in Indonesia contemporaneous with the Cro-Magnon people in Europe. White people were still incubating in their Asian homelands a long ways away.

    There were remains found in northern Spain of a man that died about 7,500 years ago from whose remains they were able to extract some pretty good DNA. That fella had blue eyes, brown hair, and brown skin. There were other remains found in other places in Europe, from which DNA was extracted, that indicates that skin was darker in post-ice age Europe than it is now. Skin color changes came from selection pressures,ie an agricultural diet in combination with darker, cloudy climate that inhibited the ability to synthesize vitamin D. Hence, white skin. But white skin was something that developed over time in Europe as people migrated from its original homelands near the Caspian and Black Sea overland and via coastal Mediterranean routes.

    All this time, while white people were taking shape in Europe, innovations were happening all over the world. In the Americas the descendants of Asiatic nomads were learning to farm and build towns and cities. You saw the same thing in North Africa, East Asia, the river valleys of India and the middle east and probably places we don’t yet know about. There’s also evidence that people were cutting down forests in Indonesia to cultivate tubers more than 30,000 years ago.

    Europe, at the time, in the post-glacial era, was a place whose hunter-gatherers were being pushed out to the fringes by migrating farmers from the middle east. At the same time, as you may have guessed, European skin color was becoming what it is today. But civilization was developing in places that you wouldn’t call “white”. Ten thousand years ago Jericho had defensive stone walls and forty foot guard towers and this sort of thing was not a rare thing in the middle east. Similar stuff was happening far and wide. But not yet in Europe.

    Writing was also being developed. There’s markings that look like writing on Chinese artifacts that are eight thousand years old. The alphabetic script that provided the template for the Greek, Etruscan, Latin and Ethiopian alphabets was taking shape among Semites four thousand years ago, itself derived from Egyptian script.

    But while people were building cities on top of the ruins of cities in various places, and developing writing and mathematics, it wasn’t yet happening in Europe. The Greeks were getting their act together, learning from neighboring peoples in the eastern Mediterranean. Their neighbors and relatives, the Latins and other tribes in Italy, were also learning. But “white” Europeans weren’t leaders yet, they were followers.

    And this came relatively late, by the time the Romans were up and running, they were doing stuff that was already thousands of years old in other parts of the world. It just LOOKED new from a European perspective. And it took the might of Roman legions to bring to Europe what we’d call “civilization” with its cities and laws and roads and taxes to replace what had been until then a mish-mash of semi-nomadic, subsistence farmers with no literature, and a relatively poor material culture.

    After the Roman collapse things well and truly went to shit in western Europe. Cities fell to ruin, population fell, reading and writing was forgotten. But things change and over time knowledge was re-acquired. But it was re-acquired first in Italy with the help of people whose civilization didn’t fall apart, those being Muslims and Byzantines. Our numbering system came from Arabs and Indians by way of a medieval Italian mathematician.

    Let’s not forget the multitude of relatively modern technical and scientific innovations that came from the Muslim and Chinese world. While Europe (and its American civilizational offshoot) was ascendant in scientific and technological terms in the last three hundred years, there were stretches of thousands of years when it was a backwater and there were tens of thousands of years of advancement when whites didn’t yet exist.

    Sorry for the long post. Not that whites have been deficient in intellectual terms. But they didn’t create everything out of whole cloth, a great deal of advancement was done by other peoples and, for that matter, while white people didn’t even yet exist.

    • janet March 22, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      Excellent post, volodya!

    • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

      Our American friends are still feeling the “white guilt” for extermination the Native Indian population.

      In Russian Empire (USSR, modern Russia), not a single ethnic group vanished, many of them who didn’t have a written language, received one – a courtesy of Russian Academy of Science.

      • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 6:28 pm #

        “In Russian Empire (USSR, modern Russia), not a single ethnic group vanished”

        Yeah right…tell that to the half a million German prisoners after WWII…if you can find any…and yes, we are aware that the survivors were, for the most part, repatriated in the early/mid 50’s.

        • thwack March 22, 2017 at 8:26 pm #

          There are no civilians in a race war.

          Don’t get it twisted.

    • beantownbill. March 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

      Very good ancient history lesson. When I was a kid, ancient history was taught as starting about 5,000 years ago (Egypt, Babylonia), then carrying over to Greece and Rome. That was about it. In my school days, there were no genetic studies and knowledge of the world before 3,500 B.C. was very scant. Part of the reason for White prejudice may have been because ancient non-White culture was never taught in public schools, thus giving the false impression that there was none.

      • thwack March 22, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

        “Part of the reason for White prejudice may have been because ancient non-White culture was never taught in public schools, thus giving the false impression that there was none.”

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

        There is that; but theres also many fake archialogical artifacts that Europeans have faked, mislabeled, misdated, stolen, destroyed… to “pump up” the ancient historical record of white people and deny the records of nonwhite people.

        Martin Bernal was one of the first to blow the whistle on this phenomenon.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

        Your gratitude for living in a White Nation is palpable in absolute terms. On a scale of 1 to 10, you are about a negative 5.

        • thwack March 22, 2017 at 9:59 pm #

          I don’t owe white people a God Damn thing because they are just as flawed as I am.

          You wanna blame someone?

          Look in the fucking mirror.

          You had black people on complete and total lockdown and could have made them into anything you wanted?

          You CHOSE to make them into niggers; so stop bitching about it.

          • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm #

            “You had black people on complete and total lockdown and could have made them into anything you wanted?

            You CHOSE to make them into niggers; so stop bitching about it.

            Thwack,

            Your statement is a profound truth… if you believe whites could effect those kind of changes/results. The civil rights era is over 50 years old, and in spite of affirmative action, various welfare and bootstrapping programs, and trillions of dollars in transfer payments, we seem to have lost our touch, and can no longer choose how to make them, or remake them, if you will.

            Any suggestions on your part, regarding how to remedy this situation would be appreciated.

          • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

            I wasn’t talking to you. Your score would be negative 10.

    • thwack March 22, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      “Malthuss, the problem with the statement that whites invented most everything is its relationship to facts.”

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

      No,

      the problem with his statement is that Malthuss is seeking to SELL a qualification for mistreating and abusing people;

      without admitting it (how bitch and cunt like of him)

      Thats all the “what did your anscestors invent?” argument really is.

      And black people fall for it ALL THE TIME because they get tricked into thinking people must be QUALIFIED for correct and just treatment.

      In other words, we are reading the book upside down.

      Me?

      I didn’t invent anything?

      I have a low IQ, flat feet, chipped teeth, acne…

      Did I mention neither my ancestors nor I invented anything?

      But none of that justifies mistreating and abusing me.

      Malthus needs to try again.

      • janet March 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

        “Did I mention neither my ancestors nor I invented anything?” –Thwack

        Africa has made gigantic contributions to science, technology, medicine, and other areas.

        Do you not know about Benjamin Banneker, the mathematician who helped map out and plan the city of Washington, D.C.; Charles Drew, the surgeon who pioneered blood transfusion; Garret Morgan, who invented the gas mask and the modern traffic light; botanist George Washington Carver, whose innovations with the peanut and other plants continue to enrich our lives and made him a trusted science advisor to such luminaries as President Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Ford; and Marie Daly, the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry, and an early innovator in the study of heart disease?

        I suggest you learn something about African contributions to STEM.

        • thwack March 22, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

          “I suggest you learn something about African contributions to STEM.”

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

          I suggest you STFU and just cosign on the larger philosophical point I made:

          There is no justification for mistreatment and abuse of ANY person.

          It doesn’t matter how high you pile criteria for abuse…

          The math won’t work and it will never pencil out.

          Black people do NOT have to invent a God Damn thing in order to be treated justly and correctly.

          That goes for all persons.

          Hell, that goes for my dog too.

          Now repeat my command you robocunt.

          • volodya March 22, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

            LMAO

          • capt spaulding March 22, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

            “There is no justification for mistreatment and abuse of ANY person.” Unless, of course, it’s you, right, Wack?

          • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

            ” justly and correctly”

            They are treated thus by “Blind Mother Justice”* that’s why the jails are full….

            There are, indeed, no God Damned reason to treat anyone differently because of their color or etc., but color provides for no excuse to treat them otherwise if laws are broken.

            *- Richard Farina

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

            “They are treated thus by “Blind Mother Justice”* that’s why the jails are full….”

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

            Thats rich, coming from a white man, who when asked: “how much money would you be required to receive in order to become a black man”; refused to answer?

            Think about it?

            The only thing that could cause a white person to balk at getting $20 BILLION dollars to become a black man has to be the fact they would forfeit their right to justice?

            Even Janos had no answer; think of all the pro white work Janos could do with a personal fortune of $20 billion?

            So although all you white people failed the experiment; you at least failed it for the right reason, and for that Im thankful.

          • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

            “Thats rich, coming from a white man, who when asked: “how much money would you be required to receive in order to become a black man”; refused to answer?”

            Thwack,
            Your statement is unfair…I would have answered, but received no reply when asking whether we would be Patrick Ewing Black, or Denzel Washington Black.

            Assuming Denzel… $700 and ten cases of Old English “800”.

            Justice is not about color, it is about money…as you, OJ, Bobby Brown, Kobe, Cosby , and a modest percentage of the NBA, and NFL will attest.

      • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

        Thwack,
        Don’t be so hard on yourself, or your meme…there was, remember, that peanut guy….

    • capt spaulding March 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      I found your post very interesting, Volodya. Do you have any recommendations on books about this subject?
      Any suggestions are appreciated.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

      Here is a man desperate to project our glory onto all others – and to take the sins of all others onto ourselves. And by so doing – by throwing us under the bus – to absolve himself. This is spiritual individualism. This is Liberalism. Yes its balanced out by much economic collectivism, but again, Whites at the back of the line. Except for those “good” Whites parceling out the goodies – that’s Voldoya and his clan. Again the spiritual individualism. They set out to do good and end up doing well.

      Carleton Coon believed that we became Homo Sapiens outside of Africa in various parts of the world. Thus we evolved from separate races of Homo Erectus. We may well have been Caucasian before we were human. Red haired Neanderthal may have helped finish the masterpiece that would be the White Race.

      • thwack March 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

        “Carleton Coon believed that we became Homo Sapiens outside of Africa in various parts of the world.”

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

        Coon?

        LOL

        So how does he explain the Homo Sapiens inside of Africa?

        Especially the ones who carry the features of all the other races on the planet?

        Then,

        then,

        COON has to explain all the black people OUTSIDE of Africa?

        Which hill is Coon trying to die on because I can make it worse?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

          Firstly, it was a hypothesis. He thought it might be true, but was too old to have much time to prove it – the work of a lifetime or more. I too admit it might not be true.

          That being said: In this hypothesis, Blacks evolved from Homo Erectus too – the ones that stayed in Africa. Blacks outside Africa? Remember, race is more than skin. The Australoids aren’t Negroes. Seriously, they are much closer to Whites. Indeed all the people who left Africa are closer together. Negroes are way off by themselves. More – Australoid traits are often recessive. If mated with a White, the offspring often looks fairly White. Much different with Blacks and Whites as you know.

          East Asians and Australoids have some of the traits of the Homo Erectus who once lived there. Why are the Australoids so dumb (60!)? Even dumber than Negroes? They never left the tropics and were never challenged. They hugged the coast of the Indian Ocean as they migrated East out of Africa. Bwana Winter is a motherfucker, Thwack. You have to PLAN. Whites in South Africa always found their Black workers would come and tell them that X was gone. They would be asked, Why didn’t you tell me it was running out before it was gone? Blank looks. All part of the science of Negroes.

          Fire was not used in Africa before 10,000 BC. Meanwhile Homo Erectus had been using it in the North for hundred of thousands of years. Man stagnated in Africa, even after the modern human form was assumed.

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

            “Remember, race is more than skin.”

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

            Indeed Janos; race is anything a racist wants it to be?

            “The Australoids aren’t Negroes.”

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

            OK,

            and Italians ain’t white.

            See what I did there?

            I took your own petard and hung you from it.

            ( you should really stop raising those things, its bad for the movement.)

            The goal of the racists like Janos is to divide the nonwhite people into so many nonwhite categories that we can never form a coherent opposition to the racists; ergo his “Australoids aren’t Negroes.” canard.

            Imagine a traffic light with 18 colors?

            Thats what Janos wants the nonwhite people looking at because he knows it will keep us crashing into each other instead of focusing on him.

            What people need to remember about Africa is it was genetically diverse long before any white people even existed; and the so called “features” racists use to classify people into races are ALL African “features.”

            Yes Janos, you have “black features” because you have black ancestry.

            Please get over it so I don’t have to spank you again.

            (its bad for the movement)

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

            “Indeed all the people who left Africa are closer together. Negroes are way off by themselves.”

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

            Project much?

            If anything, its the white people who are, as you put it, “way off by themselves…”

            Here, take a look at these Africans in Africa:

            realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/True_Negros/The_True_Negro_3.htm

          • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

            You thought Australoids were Negroes. You didn’t know so I told you. Now you complain, like I caught you or something. In any case, you didn’t know, still don’t know, and don’t want to know – which makes you ignorant.

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

            You thought Australoids were Negroes

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

            They sure the fuck ain’t white people?

            And they sure function like negroes, and have been treated as such by white people?

            But don’t take my word for it; scroll down and check out the photos, and ESPECIALLY the contemporary paintings of them?

            Who ya gonna believe?

            Me or your lyin eyes?

            realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Americas/Australians_and_Polyn.htm#Hawaii

          • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:01 am #

            Abos have the lowest or some of the lowest IQs on the planet.
            You think that they evolved, once that their group left Africa?

          • thwack March 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

            OK, and your point is?

            Their low IQ qualifies them for abuse and mistreatment?

            Is that what you are trying to say?

            You wanna speak on it before I break your concentration?

            Listen Mal,

            if you live long enough, your IQ will eventually be lower than theirs; matter of fact, a nice care accident could do it tomorrow?

            With your newly lowered IQ would you then be qualified for abuse and mistreatment?

            let me know because I wanna be in that movie.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

      Your passion for us to cease to be creative or even exist, is palpable.

      We created the modern world. And you and your minority allies find that unbearable.

      • thwack March 22, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

        OK,

        so white people created the modern world;

        now what?

        Are you finished?

        What are you gonna do now?

        and,

        and,

        What does it have to do with me, right here, right now?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

          What did the Papuans do in New Guinea when the White Man left? They built altar runways and imitation planes as a form of appeasement or worship. They wanted more Cargo! Do you likewise – or better yet, leave.

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

            what was the white man doing in Papua New Guinea?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

            Fighting the Japanese. The Papuans preyed on both groups, but found the Japanese tasted better.

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

            Why didn’t the white man stay in Europe with his people instead of trying to conquer the world which is majority nonwhite?

          • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:02 am #

            In the case of Mr Rockefeller, he was food.

      • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:08 am #

        Why are the Australoids so dumb (iq 60!)? Even dumber than Negroes?
        YOUR THESIS IS THEY DIDNT HAVE WINTERS TO CHALLENGE THEM.
        So why is their IQ lower than Africans? Both groups are in hot climates? What did the Africans have, that the Abos didnt?
        How did the Africans get to Australia? Did they have maps?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

          Well obviously they didn’t know where they were going – they just followed the game or were pushed by people coming up behind them.

          Why dumber? Maybe because they bred down with the remaining Homo Erectus more than Negroes did? Just a random idea from the book, “Homo Erectus Walks Among Us” (available online).

  87. volodya March 22, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    Capt Spaulding, yep, I don’t know about you, but I also like a nip of the stronger stuff. My favorite medicine it is.

    As you say, push comes to shove, it’s the barricades. I can’t remember who said the precursors to civil war in the USA are in place. In any case somebody said it and said it out loud.

    Actually, if we’re being honest, have been in place for a long time. Actually, as we’ve seen, it’s not that hard to step into the abyss. Spent time there, 1861-65.

    Slavery they say it was. Well, maybe it was, at least in part, but there was animosity over other issues. Plain and simple, the two founding groups just didn’t like each other.

    Well, maybe nowadays not as explicit as Union vs Confederate, but maybe local brick-fests, Maidan-style, as locals take exception to lunacies coming out of DC. In any case, the possible or even likely outcome, in this case fragmentation, hard to see when you’re up-close and enveloped in events, looks obvious in retrospect. The German defeat in WW2 looks obvious now, but according to people that were there 1940-43, it wasn’t obvious then.

    DA, yeah, Ike sounded the alarm and he couldn’t have been more explicit. But did anybody listen? Nooooo…. we forgot about it as soon as he finished talking.

    • capt spaulding March 22, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      Spent some time there myself, 65-67.

    • capt spaulding March 22, 2017 at 2:45 pm #

      I’ll put my shit on the line anytime. Did it before, and I know how to do it again. Let the blowhards put their words into deeds, and we’ll see who prevails. I don’t know about these other numbnuts, but I’ve already seen the elephant, and it don’t bother me.

      • capt spaulding March 22, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

        It’s a lot different from typing on a keyboard.

  88. pequiste March 22, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

    It was full speed ahead for an SUV driven by an “Asian” man on Westminster Bridge adjacent to the Palace of Westminster this morning over in London Town.

    Plus a knifing at the Parliament building, and what the Ministry of Truth organs in both the U.K. and the U.S.A. are calling a “gun” incident.

    Oh happy day, that the imported cultures of Third World enrichment continue to provide new vistas of opportunity – Yzlamik over exuberance – in sharing the love and respect for their new homes and neighbors – formerly the home of the English and Christianity.

    In contrast it remains a tortuous slog through the Fertile Crescent as the “allies” still can’t seem to close the chapter militarily on the I.S.I.S proto-state and eliminate it.

  89. janet March 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm #

    “It was full speed ahead for an SUV driven by an “Asian” man…” –pequiste

    Here you have the hypocrisy of those who decry “identity politics” but are the first to try to establish the “identity” when there is an attack.

    If the attacker was white and Christian, as most US domestic attacks are, then the attacker is a “lone wolf” or “mentally ill” or a “psychopath.” If the attacker was Muslim, then the word “terrorist” is automatically applied. You never see white Christians who terrorize people referred to as terrorists, which is what they are.

    Republican Rep. Sean Duffy said recently (Feb. 8, 2017) that white terrorist attacks were “one-offs.” But compared with other kinds of terrorism, they’re not that rare.

    Duffy said that there just haven’t been that many white terrorists recently — and the ones that have existed didn’t represent a broader problem, ignoring 32 fatal white extremist attacks since Timothy McVeigh carried out the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, including attacks by Ku Klux Klan leader Frazier Glenn Miller in 2014, neo-Nazi Keith Luke in 2009, and white supremacist James von Brunn in 2009. (not to mention attacks outside the US, like the 2011 Norway attacks by far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik.)

    Right-wing extremist attacks, often carried out by Christian white supremacists and Christian nationalists, have typically killed more Americans in most years than Muslim jihadist terrorist attacks since 9/11.

    • pequiste March 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

      Says the dhimmi Yzlamik apologist.

      And to that I say – horse shit, Janet.

      • janet March 22, 2017 at 1:35 pm #

        October 9, 1995. An Amtrak employee is killed when a train derails near Hyder, Arizona because the track it’s traveling on has been sabotaged. The perpetrators are never found, but anti-law enforcement propaganda messages from the “Sons of Gestapo” are found near the scene.

        April 12, 1996. A neo-Nazi named Larry Wayne Shoemake, who is found to have owned at least 22 firearms and an estimated 20,000 rounds of ammunition, kills a black man in a random Jackson, Mississippi attack.

        July 27, 1996 A bomb set by Eric Robert Rudolph, who is affiliated with the “Christian Identity” fundamentalist movement, kills one person at the Atlanta Olympics.
        January 29, 1998. Another bomb set by Rudolph kills a man at a Birmingham abortion clinic.
        May 29, 1998. Three militia sympathizers named Alan Pilon, Robert Mason and Jason McVean fire 29 shots at a Cortez, Colorado police officer who is trying to apprehend them because they’ve stolen a water truck, killing him. The three evade capture but are believed to ultimately have died in the desert wilderness surrounding the crime scene.

        October 23, 1998. With his wife and children nearby, an abortion provider in Amherst, New York is shot and killed through the window of his home by James Charles Kopp.

        July 1, 1999. Brothers Benjamin Matthew Williams and James Tyler Williams, who also have connections to the “Christian Identity” movement, kill a gay couple in Redding, California.

        July 2-July 5 1999. Neo-Nazi Benjamin Nathaniel Smith kills black basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong and and a Korean graduate student and wounds nine other non-white victims in a three-day shooting spree.
        August 10, 1999. Neo-Nazi Buford Furrow kills a Filipino immigrant after firing 70 shots inside a Jewish community center near Los Angeles.

        April 28, 2000. An unemployed immigration attorney named Richard Baumhammers who believes “non-white immigration” should be banned shoots and kills five people in the Pittsburgh area.

        September 15-October 4, 2001. Mark Stroman, a lifelong criminal with connections to the Aryan Brotherhood, shoots three South Asian men in the Dallas area—killing two—in what he describes as revenge for 9/11.

        December 8, 2003. Steven Bixby kills two police officers in Abbeville, South Carolina during a dispute over the state’s decision to use a 20-foot strip of the Bixbys’ land to widen a highway.

        May 24, 2004. Wade and Christopher Lay, a father-son pair obsessed with the 1993 government siege of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, kill a bank security guard in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

        July 27, 2008. Jim David Adkisson shoots and kills two people during a childrens’ performance of a musical at a Unitarian Univeralist church in Knoxville, Tennessee, telling police that he intended to target individuals who had voted for liberals and Democrats.

        January 21, 2009. Neo-Nazi Keith Luke rapes and kills an immigrant from Cape Verde in Brockton, Massachusetts, then kills a 72-year-old homeless immigrant.
        April 4, 2009. Richard Andrew Poplawski, a frequent poster on the white supremacist Stormfront website who apparently believes a national “gun ban” is imminent, kills three Pittsburgh police officers.

        April 25, 2009. Joshua Cartwright kills two Okaloosa County, Florida sheriff’s deputies. Per a police report, Cartwright’s wife says he was paranoid about the U.S. government and “extremely disturbed” by Barack Obama’s election.
        May 30, 2009. Shawna Forde, Albert Gaxiola, and Jason Bush kill a Latino man and his nine-year-old daughter in Arivaca, Arizona during a robbery intended to raise funds for the “Minutemen American Defense” group.
        May 31, 2009. Scott Roeder kills Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider, in the Wichita, Kansas Lutheran church where Tiller serves as an usher.
        June 10, 2009. An 89-year-old white supremacist named James von Brunn kills a security guard at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. from point-blank range.
        Feb. 18, 2010. Joseph Andrew Stack flies a plane into an Austin, Texas IRS office, killing one person.

        May 20, 2010. A father-son pair named Jerry and Joseph Kane (who conduct “seminars” about how “sovereign citizens” can evade debt) kill two West Memphis, Arkansas police officers.

        September 26-October 3, 2011. Avowed white supremacists David Joseph Pedersen and Holly Ann Grigsby kill Pedersen’s father and stepmother in Washington, a man they believe is Jewish in Oregon, and a black man in California.*

        August 5, 2012. A white supremacist named Wade Michael Page kills six people at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

        August 16, 2012. “Sovereign citizen”-movement adherents Brian Smith and Kyle Joekel, who are now awaiting trial, allegedly kill two Louisiana sheriff’s deputies in a trailer-park ambush.
        September 4, 2012. Christopher Lacy, a software engineer who lives in a rural trailer and apparently sympathizes with the “sovereign citizen” movement, shoots a California Highway Patrol officer who dies the next day.

        April 13, 2014. Frazier Glenn Miller, a 73-year-old with a long history of KKK activity, kills three people in the area of a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement community in Overland Park, Kansas.

        June 8, 2014. Jerad and Amanda Miller kill two police officers in a random attack at a pizza restaurant in Las Vegas, then kill a customer at a Walmart. The Millers had spent time on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s property during protests related to Bundy’s dispute with the federal government.

        September 12, 2014: Eric Frein allegedly shoots and kills a Pennslyvania state trooper; he’s caught 48 days later after hiding from authorities in “survivalist” fashion in a rural area.
        June 17, 2015. Dylann Roof murders nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

        July 24, 2015: John Russell Houser, a 59-year-old man with a history of expressing extremist and anti-feminist beliefs, kills two women at a screening of the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck in Lafayette, Louisiana.

        Nov. 27, 2015: A 57-year-old religious fanatic named Robert Lewis Dear shoots and kills three people, including a police officer, at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.

        • pequiste March 22, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

          Janet’s well researched and exhaustive list: 67 killed.

          Just two Yzlamik jihadi terrorists in U.S.A. : Omar “Pulse Nightclub murderer” Mateen and Maj Nidal “Ft Bliss murderer” Hasan, resulted in 62 killed plus scores more injured. Only two events. Nearly a tie.

          Add in the Yzlamik Rizwan Farook and vile wife murderers of 14 innocent persons in San Bernardino and the jihadis pull far ahead. In just three events.

          Your means of keeping score is pure shit dhimmi Janet.

          • janet March 22, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

            I am relying on the conservative think tank. Maybe that is my problem.

            According to a review by the CATO Institute, the chances of an American dying in a terrorist attack committed by a foreigner in the US stands at about one in 3.6 million. The CATO review breakdown includes attacks over a 41-year period and includes the 9/11 attack, in which 3,000 people died. Once you narrow it to refugees and and illegal immigrants, the threat is even smaller.

            9 … average number of people killed per year by Muslim extremists since 9/11 is NINE (according to CATO).

            12,843 … people killed by guns per year on average in the US

            37,000 … people killed in auto accidents per year on average in the US

          • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:12 am #

            I do not know how many people [men n women] are raped by Blacks in USA.
            Most rapes are not reported [prison rapes].

            Norman Mailer angered feminists by mentioning this [possible] fact.
            But many people are murdered by Blacks, yearly.
            A LOT MORE THAN 67.

            Dimmi Janet = dummi Janet.

    • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 1:21 pm #

      Cut the shit, Janet, terrorism is just another tool of implementing the policy, exercising the governance, no terror act goes without full support of corresponding state intelligence agency.

  90. janet March 22, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    To President Obama:

    Please continue to enjoy your retirement.

    As expected, today once again you were vindicated from Trump’s misleading and false claims.

    Continue to enjoy your legacy of decency, eloquence and success. You are truly missed

  91. Buck Stud March 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    volodya writes:

    “And, to just re-state the point, the artwork we’re talking about in the caves of Altamira and Lascaux and the finely crafted tools and implements, were spectacular, on a par with anything you see in Europe at the height of the Renaissance.”

    You received some applause on your post but I’m surprised the above statement went unchallenged. For example, are the cave drawings really “on a par with anything you see in Europe at the height of the Renaissance.” when linear perspective ( basically, the capability to render realistic 3d portrayal on a 2d surface) hadn’t been developed yet…a development credited to Brunelleschi, one of the founding fathers of the Renaissance, oh by the way.

    Clearly, the caves drawings in comparison to the drawings/paintings of the Renaissance can only described as “primitive” in development which is another issue from aesthetic preference.

    IOW, some people prefer primitive art for their own subjective, aesthetic reasons.

    But a primitive, crude African sculpture is nowhere near as advanced as a Michelangelo or Bernini marble sculpture. Ditto for degenerate rap music in comparison to a Rachmaninoff piano concerto.

    Just because you like hot dogs and belly flops off the diving board does not mean it is the equivalent of fine French cuisine or a world class platform diver.

    Let’s get real: “Degree of difficulty” counts for something in assessing accomplishment.

    • thwack March 22, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

      Let’s get real: “Degree of difficulty” counts for something in assessing accomplishment.

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

      But does it account for everything?

      Machines can now routinely defeat world class chess champions?

      and pretty soon they will be putting Rachmaninoff piano concertos into early retirement.

      The ONLY thing left unmolested by computers will be the rap music you hate.

      Why?

      Because

      Nonlinear thought is the seat of creativity.

      • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

        Whose your favorite? Snoop? Flava Flav? Lil Bow Wow?

        • thwack March 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

          I don’t really have favorite rappers; only favorite styles.

          Also Im a fan of unique wordsmithing, and the ability to rhyme sequencually, several meanings of words and phrases in a recursive manner

          Wutang’s style is significant

          youtube.com/watch?v=HpQmFfdYFzY

      • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 6:46 pm #

        “Nonlinear thought is the seat of creativity.”

        Thwack,

        Seat…Ass…call it what you will.

        • thwack March 22, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

          order from chaos

          via

          the word.

          Do you believe the universe is just a brute fact?

          • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 11:44 pm #

            “Do you believe the universe is just a brute fact?”

            …yes.

          • thwack March 23, 2017 at 10:40 am #

            Well who made it?

          • elysianfield March 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

            “Well who made it?”

            Thwack,
            Oh, man…you’re blowing my mind….

          • thwack March 23, 2017 at 6:08 pm #

            No Im not.

            Im just turning the question around?

            You say the universe created you because there is nothing else?

            Well then who created the universe?

            Come on game boy, don’t punk out on me now?

    • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

      The Cave Paintings were very well done in any case – with exact depictions of animals and people at times. White or at least Caucasian people btw.

      Just a stray thought – something could be very difficult and still be complete ugly crap. Degree of difficulty doesn’t make it as a definition of art. Beauty does. But Modern Art doesn’t believe in such moonshine, right?

      • volodya March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

        Janos, all the images of people in cave paintings from the ice age were stick figures. You can’t discern features nor skin coloration. Nobody knows why, maybe it was a religious injunction.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

          I’m pretty sure there were faces, at least in one cave. Not Negro faces. Sorry?

          • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 10:24 am #

            The art was primitive. It was not photo-realism.

            The richest living artists are Koons [he has other people actually make the art] and Hirst [dead shark as art].

            Jeff Koons was a ‘shark’ on Wall Street before his rise
            as an ‘artist.’

            Another artist is the guy who drapes hills in cloth. I cannot find his name. Anyone know his name?

    • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      But a primitive, crude African sculpture is nowhere near as advanced as a Michelangelo or Bernini marble sculpture. Ditto for degenerate rap music in comparison to a Rachmaninoff piano concerto.

      Just because you like hot dogs and belly flops off the diving board does not mean it is the equivalent of fine French cuisine or a world class platform diver.

      Basquaits ‘art’ was just too easy to create.

  92. janet March 22, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Why is Trump’s wall a waste of Billions of dollars? Watch this 2 minute video to find out:

    facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1507211395958118/

  93. FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes said Wednesday that the U.S. intelligence community collected multiple conversations involving members of Donald Trump’s transition team after he won the election last year.

    He said the intercepts he’s seen appear to be legal and weren’t targeted at the transition team or related to Russia. But he said he was troubled by the collection — which he said was part of unrelated foreign surveillance — and the fact that the intelligence community reported the names of transition team members internally.

    bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-22/nunes-says-trump-team-communications-caught-in-u-s-survei…

  94. volodya March 22, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Buck,

    I don’t think the art in these images is “primitive”. Anything but.

    This is an ice age sculpture of bison:

    bradshawfoundation.com/sculpture/tuc-d-audoubert.php

    This is what’s left of an ice sculpture of a horse (my personal favorite):

    historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=3917

    This link shows images from Lascaux:

    bradshawfoundation.com/lascaux/

    This from Altamira:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_Altamira#/media/File:Altamira,_bison.jpg

    This is an example of flint blades, works of art by themselves:

    google.ca/search?q=european+ice+age+spear+points&espv=2&tbm=isch&imgil=TeR_oH-C2kKWhM…:

    In any case, what you see in it is up to you.

    • Buck Stud March 22, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

      voloyda,

      I think you’re too influenced by “text” from art historians/curators with an cultural agenda of cultural equivocation.

      In know way is the horse anatomy ‘perfect’ as the text/curator claims.

      Now just compare the relative primitive qualities of your shared image with this Rubens sketch…clearly there is no comparison in degree of difficult, anatomical knowledge, compositional acumen etc…and yes, Europeans sculptors of the day were capable of producing such designs in bronze so it’s not an apples and oranges comparison:

      upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/Peter_Paul_Ruben%27s_copy_of_the_lost_Battle_of_Anghiari…

  95. volodya March 22, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    Capt Spaulding, indeed, talk is cheap.

    • capt spaulding March 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm #

      Can you recommend any books on the subject of cave paintings? I find the subject fascinating.

      • thwack March 22, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

        Some of these “cave paintings” are fakes and forgeries.

        Others are intentionally misdated to appear older than they are.

        Just sayin

  96. Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    When OJ was found innocent, no one in the barber shop shouted louder or jumped higher than Thwack. Of course Thwack knew he was guilty. So what? What does that have to do with anything? The White Man has it coming.

    When Bill Clinton declared Whites would be a minority by 2050, no one shouted louder than Volodya. Any stray thoughts off narrative, like Thwack’s? No. Just pure joy.

    Now which individual, both examples of a common type, is more suited to survival? The one who is for his race 100%, truth be damned? Or the one against his race 100%, truth be damned?

    • thwack March 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

      OJ wasn’t found “innocent”; he was found “not guilty”

      • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:17 am #

        He walked, regardless of the terminology.

        • thwack March 23, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

          They got him later too, regardless of the terminology.

          Just sayin

  97. FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    Civil war in the US is almost inevitable (continuation)

    I finally figured out a conflict around the congressional hearing of the FBI director Comey 3 days ago. The situation is one to one as with congressional hearings during the election campaign when he was explaining about the criminal case of Hillary Clinton in connection with the illegal server that she used to make secret her affairs at the post of Secretary of State, including to create a situation in which the US ambassador in Libya, Stevens, was killed by her favorite Islamists.

    Then the “Deep State” most likely pressed the director of the FBI, but he refused to hide her crimes, since the concealment of these crimes is also a crime. But the statement that in his opinion the existing evidence is not enough to win the case and that therefore he does not consider it possible to initiate a criminal case, is not a crime. That’s why he absolutely honestly described her crimes at the hearings in Congress and refused to initiate the case.

    So now, he was pressured to say that Trump is connected with Russian intelligence and lies, claiming that Obama was wiretapping him, but Comey refused to lie under oath.

    Instead, the Deputy Prosecutor General appointed by “Obama”, who refused to participate in this case due to the fact that he officially met with the Russian ambassador, gave Comey a special permission to divulge secret information that the investigation of Trump’s links with Russian hackers is underway, and the information whether the investigation of the wiretapping of Trump by the Obama administration is ongoing, is secret and it is prohibited by law to confirm or deny the very fact of such investigation.

    Well, the Media interpreted these statements as evidence of Trump’s relations with Russia, refusal to investigate the leakage, as a result of which General Flynn resigned and denied Trump’s statements about his wiretapping on the eve of the election.

    And now on the republican channel FOX5 they say that Republicans are in rage and are going to recall a fool who was going to defend Limpopo as a lesson to all Republicans who want to join the Democrats, as well as about the need to grant Trump emergency powers for the dismissal of Comey, as his behavior in combination with the democrats’ aggression begins to resemble an attempted coup d’état.

    Fox5: Why hasn’t Trump replaced FBI Director Comey?
    finance.yahoo.com/video/why-hasnt-trump-replaced-fbi-110120603.html

    Trey Gowdy reads out a complete list of individuals in the Obama administration that could be a source of leaks, including President Obama and the FBI director himself, and threatens to revise the social contract between the American people and that part of the government that was appointed by Hillary Clinton – The Deep State, in connection with the refusal of the Director of the FBI to fulfill his duties.

    youtube.com/watch?v=QIh-CadZweI

    • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm #

      Trump is now vindicated and must move on these individuals once they become known. Law and Order must be maintained. The Coup must be put down.

      Muslims must be banned from the West. All of them. Those already here must be removed. Islam is a Cancer. Russia is in danger as well. Time to build the Great Western Alliance of all White peoples.

      • FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

        Janos, I can’t allow you to use my words as anti-Islam propaganda, since, as oppose to US, Islam is one of the major religions in Russian Federation and about 25 million Muslims live here for hundreds of years and vast majority are patriots of Russia.

        Islamism (as well as White National Socialism) is a completely different matter.

        • K-Dog March 22, 2017 at 4:47 pm #

          Russia is committed to religious freedom. Perhaps America should do the same.

        • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

          If you believe that, you are a fool. Muslims are not patriots of any Non-Muslim country.

          • thwack March 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

            Russia is a multi cultural country.

    • K-Dog March 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

      An army lives by its stomach. How would the factions in a civil war eat? Grocery stores and big rigs?

      I do agree we could see more drivers loosing control of their cars and smashing into trees. Especially reporters driving Mercedes in L A. A fight at the top is possible but the American people themselves have not the means or the spirit to defend themselves. The mythical American everyman has become a pussy. The only thing left for him to do is fade away to nothing.

  98. Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

    Bobbies still unarmed. Tragic. Talismanic magic: if they don’t carry weapons, they don’t need weapons and England is still the Land of Madam George and Roses. And not a place where Muslims rape White girls on mopeds.

    • K-Dog March 22, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      I assume you would prefer them raping brown girls and leaving the white girls for you.

      What color was that moped. Did it have a license number?

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

        What a nasty ignorant thing to say. An attempt to avoid the horrible reality of what’s happening by creating your own horrible alternate universe, like a Nerd on Jimson weed.

        • thwack March 23, 2017 at 12:24 am #

          Which girls are QUALIFIED to be raped and murdered?

          and,

          and,

          what is the qualifying criteria?

          If females are to be raped and murdered; I want to make sure it was all legal.

          *just sayin*

          • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 2:12 am #

            Islam allows its warriors to enjoy themselves with conquered women. That’s what is happening. By some estimates, a hundred thousand English girls have been pimped over the last three decades or so. That’s not counting the random rapes.

            It’s all perfectly legal under Shariah Law. Needless to say, Blacks like this kind of thing quite a bit.

  99. janet March 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

    Not one person from the seven countries included in Trump’s initial Muslim ban has killed anyone in a terror attack on US soil in the last 40 years. This includes refugees, as well. Not one American killed, not one person killed by someone from those seven Muslim-majority countries.

  100. janet March 22, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    “12,843 … people killed by guns per year on average in the US” –janet

    The gun statistics do not include the 20,000 a year handgun deaths caused by suicide. So, handgun deaths are 32,843 annually… compared to nine deaths by violent extremists claiming to be Islamic.

  101. janet March 22, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

    Islam could help lower US suicide rates

    A study recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that found suicide rates in the U.S. have increased to a percentage of 13 per 100,000 people, reportedly the highest rate since 1986.

    In America as in most Western societies there is anarchy and moral emptiness on all levels and in every aspect of life, and that leads to suicide. This moral, cultural, intellectual and religious emptiness has a much bigger impact on the person that their financial circumstances.

    Islam is beyond doubt the right religion that helps a man fix his life at the personal, spiritual, social and financial levels, because the rules are very clear, especially if they were properly implemented. Hence, the person is morally sound, despite the difficulties of life.

    Suicide is minimal in Muslim societies as opposed to Western ones, primarily the US. Those who commit suicide in Islamic countries simply lack faith and don’t suffer from the emptiness that a deficient set of social and moral values instigates.

  102. janet March 22, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    This ship (the United States) is sinking, says former Bush official

    youtube.com/watch?v=vf3C0eP3D8g

    Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign invasions.

    Hear a rare insider’s view of what interests are behind U.S. wars, the manipulation of intelligence, the corporate media, the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed.

    Here we have the Smedley Butler of our generation, although Smedley was a Marine. Wilkerson was an Army officer (graduate of Ranger school) piloting an OH-6A Cayuse observation helicopter and logged about 1100 combat hours over a year. He flew low and slow through Vietnam.

    youtube.com/watch?v=vf3C0eP3D8g

    Janet

    American by birth. Marine by choice. Semper Fi!

  103. MrTibbs March 22, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

    For crying out loud.
    youtube.com/watch?v=OA5KACThX9s

    “One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”
    – John Kennedy, June 10, 1963.

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ”
    – Martin Luther King, Jr., August 28, 1963.

    “Without love, where would you be now?”
    – Tom Johhston, (Doobie Brothers, 1973).

    Got Love??
    youtube.com/watch?v=th_LUmwjVMQ&index=11&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-

    -T

    • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

      Tibbs believes in “Black Founding Fathers”! Are these guys from Beck’s Blaze Network?

      The Doobie Brothers?! Proof of the above!

      • thwack March 23, 2017 at 12:43 am #

        According to my theory; the “Black Founding Fathers” had a better understanding of a Republic precisely because they had no existing “Nationality” to latch onto with all its familiar stench…like the white fondling fathers…

  104. FincaInTheMountains March 22, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

    Comey confirms, Assange did not lie. Podesta emails were not given to Wikileaks by Russians

    westvirginia.forums.rivals.com/threads/comey-confirms-assange-did-not-lie-podesta-emails-were-not-gi…

  105. MrTibbs March 22, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

    Another enlightened follower of Allah:
    mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/pictured-parliament-terror-attack-suspect-10077486

    “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil, because I am the meanest son-of-a-bitch in the valley. ”
    – George S. Patton, 1942.

    -T

  106. janet March 22, 2017 at 8:09 pm #

    London Mayor Sadiq Khan knows better than anyone that violence is not condoned by Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

      Yes, Muslims are the real victims when Muslims kill Whites.

    • MrTibbs March 22, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

      Enjoy your dwindling days of Jihad.
      youtube.com/watch?v=WsQ3E0yrmr8

      We don’t bluff.

      -T

      • MrTibbs March 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

        The coordinated response to Barack, Jihad, Deep State, and domestic gangs will leave you refreshingly speechless.

        We don’t bluff.

        -T

      • elysianfield March 22, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

        “We don’t bluff.”

        Mr, Tibbs,
        You do understand that a full 10% of your membership are Federal, State, and local undercover agents? THEY are the one’s not bluffing.

        Just sayin’

  107. MrTibbs March 22, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Enjoy your dwindling days of freedom Barack and Deep State thugs:

    politico.com/story/2017/03/devin-nunes-donald-trump-surveillance-obama-236366

    The United States Armed Forces OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTS TRUMP AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE DEEP STATE.

    We don’t bluff.

    -T

    • onehunglo March 22, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

      Onehunglo frequent visitor to this blog and speak out now.

      In China (Hong Kong), we not have so much distraction with immigration or gang or what call “gender identity??”

      What happen to America of George Patton, John Wayne, Martin luther King, John kennedy and Ronald Reagan??

      Confucious say, “To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitute perfect virtue. They are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.”

      Why so many American not even stand up and be counted for country??

      Why so many city get taxpayer money for what called “sancuary city”??

      onehunglo have many question to ask. China have many many problem, but for people to embrace enemy of very same country that they call home not right.

      you seem like excpetion to what many other think and do.

      -onehunglo

      • nsa March 22, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

        Yu velly clazy……

      • elysianfield March 23, 2017 at 12:01 am #

        Onehunglo.

        Don’t listen to NSA…he is snide by nature, and has a really, really bad attitude.

        However,

        Me so Solly…me love you long time….

  108. messianicdruid March 22, 2017 at 10:51 pm #

    Is there any chance that one of you snowflakes is watching Lou Dobbs tonight?

    • janet March 22, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

      What did he say? Murphy’s Law? Any good news?

      • messianicdruid March 22, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

        Devin Nunez confirms surveillance of the Administration after Nov. 8. William Binnie confirms it was going on well before then.

        • janet March 23, 2017 at 12:43 am #

          “confirms”

          Unless confirmed under oath, with penalty for perjury, they can “confirm” anything they like, and still be lying through their teeth. Of course, they can lie under oath, too, but the risks are higher.

  109. tucsonspur March 23, 2017 at 1:56 am #

    We have four dead and dozens injured in London, and Sadiq Khan says that any big city will experience this type of atrocity. According to this dimwit, the size of the city itself is the problem.

    Then we have the Maryland House of Delegates voting to make Maryland a sanctuary state even AFTER the horrific rape of a fourteen year old girl by double scum from Guatemala and El Salvador.

    Around 150,000 unaccompanied minors have entered the US in the last three years alone, continuing to impose the usual burdens upon our nation.

    Who knows what dangers Justin Trudeau might create on our Northern border. What are the cartels plotting in the South?

    Federal judges are trying to block Trump’s attempts to make this country safe.

    The Left is relentless in its assault on the president, and they simply cannot prevail. It will be absolutely necessary for Trump to remain in office for eight years, with a Republican succession for at least another eight, to even begin to undue the damage that the Left has inflicted upon us.

    Obama and Clinton must be unmasked.

    Things are still unfolding re Deep State escapades. Trump and his team must fully realize that strong alliances must be forged with them, the military, and law enforcement, if at all possible. He must do so quickly and with a certainty, in case defiance of judges or other wielders of undermining power is necessary.

    Law enforcement may be most important, to crush the violence the Left will employ. Law enforcement, with not a shred of mercy.

    • janet March 23, 2017 at 2:58 am #

      Ha ha ha! Good one, tucsonspur!

      “in case of defiance of judges” is the opposite of law enforcement! Trump is the law and order guy, so he won’t be defying the law of the land or any judge’s restraining orders against his illegal executive orders.

      • tucsonspur March 23, 2017 at 4:03 am #

        To be clear, it was “in case defiance of judges…”

        Many towns, cities, and countries throughout history have had law enforcement riddled with corruption and insidious, self-serving purposes.

        Currently, sanctuary cities habitually defy the law, as one example. This defiance brings down the nation. It is ignoble and destructive. Trump’s defiance, if needed, would be to save the nation, not ruin it.

        If he doesn’t defy, then we die.

  110. janet March 23, 2017 at 3:19 am #

    “Believe Me.” Trump’s repeated appeal to the gullible among us.

    Trump wore those words out as a candidate as he beseeched voters to buy into his grand plans and promises on everything from crushing ISIS to building a great border wall.

    Now, the question of whether Americans can trust Trump is again a dominant political theme after he was caught in a lie over claims that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Or was it microwave camera “surveillance”? The lies just keep coming…

  111. tucsonspur March 23, 2017 at 4:19 am #

    The words rang with a beautiful but sad clarity. The words of Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins on Tucker Carlson last night.

    Farage remembered Tony Blair saying, 20 years ago, “we are going to rub their noses in diversity”, referring to the Right. The diversity that brings death to the doorstep.

    Here’s Katie Hopkins on the monumental tragedy that has been forced on England:

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4340290/Truth-t-like-says-KATIE-HOPKINS.html

    • pequiste March 23, 2017 at 10:13 am #

      Thank you for the link Tuc,

      Powerful words help to articulate our collective thoughts on this grave matter:

      National life versus a nation’s death. It is exactly what JHK is talking about in this missive.

      Whether death by a thousand cuts or by suicide it does not matter. In the case of England; it is the death of one of the world’s great countries and peoples.

      Time is very short to take off the plastic bag from the head of free people and nations. It is now or never – immediate action is called for – we are being asphyxiated by our own leaders and the evil-bastards-in-charge.

  112. onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 7:55 am #

    You Constitutional republic not be saved by bitter old men with bad hips and bitter old women with weak knees.

    Rather, you republic contingent on bringing swift justice to element of subversion, proper education of virtue and learning to think, and virtue in action in building up people and local community.

    “When student is ready, teacher will appear”

    -onehunglo

    • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 8:47 am #

      “I have never looked upon ease and happiness as ends in themselves — this critical basis I call the ideal of a pigsty. The ideals that have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. Without the sense of kinship with men of like mind, without the occupation with the objective world, the eternally unattainable in the field of art and scientific endeavors, life would have seemed empty to me. The trite objects of human efforts — possessions, outward success, luxury — have always seemed to me contemptible.”
      – Albert Einstein.

      “Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
      – Psalm 37:6-7

      Desiderata.
      pi-corp.net/quotes.htm
      Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
      As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
      Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
      Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
      If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
      for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
      Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
      Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
      But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
      and everywhere life is full of heroism.Be yourself.
      Especially, do not feign affection.
      Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
      Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
      Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
      you have a right to be here.
      And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
      and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
      With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
      © Max Ehrmann

      40.
      youtube.com/watch?v=hJm6GgrEU4I&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-&index=40

      “None are so old as those that have outlived enthusiasm.”
      – Henry David Thoreau.

      “Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
      – Ben Franklin.

      onehunglo have faith that among the bitter ones stand valiant ones in restoring beacon of hope to troubled world.

      -onehunglo

    • messianicdruid March 23, 2017 at 8:50 am #

      Slapping together something overnight which effects one-sixth of the economy is a shame and a disgrace.

      The Nunez claim needs to be echoed by other members of the committee. Just because they put an R by his name does not make him a liar. But somebody is lieng. Emphasizing “ordered” and “wiretapping” is disengiuously myopic.

    • malthuss March 23, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

      You are a troll. Do you post here under 2 or more names?

      • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 1:04 pm #

        Ah, when one not like message, than simply eliminate message or try discredit messenger with name calling and ridicule??

        Chairman Mao would have been very happy to have you on team.

        That ok.

        Let not you heart be troubled.

        -onehunglo

      • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 1:47 pm #

        It’s the Galt/Tibbes entity again. I like this troll! I like George Bailey!

        • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

          A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. -Proverbs 18:7

          Let not you heart be troubled.

          -onehunglo

  113. Pucker March 23, 2017 at 8:51 am #

    What pops into your mind when you hear?: “Chain Gang Golf Classic”.

    Prisoners are forced to play golf while shackled in the hot sun without water until they drop.

  114. messianicdruid March 23, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Janet: Are you calling William Binnie a liar too?

    • janet March 23, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      Yes. And it wouldn’t be the first time the former CEO of Carlisle Plastics is caught lying. During Binnie’s 2010 Senate campaign, Binnie stated that Carlisle Plastics’ labor relations with employees under his tenure had been excellent and that Carlisle’s holdings had included a number of unionized U.S. facilities, that there had never been a strike at Carlisle during his tenure as the CEO, and that it is incorrect to say that the operations of A&E Plastics were moved to Mexico.

      Binnie claims, “We didn’t just shut it down; the employees were retained, they were doing different things.” These claims were rebutted by Gary Rayno of the New Hampshire Union Leader who pointed to a Carlisle’s Annual Report that had been signed by Binnie as CEO and filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Carlisle’s annual report states in three places that Carlisle Plastics had closed a California plastics factory in order to move operations to Tijuana, Mexico. In one instance the term “relocation” is used to describe the move.

      John Distaso, Senior Political Reporter for the Union Leader has raised additional questions about Binnie’s tenure at Carlisle Plastics. “Critics of his record in the plastics industry say the wealthy U.S. Senate candidate had a long list of labor, safety and environmental protection issues.

  115. ozone March 23, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    When logging in, a message appears with a little icon of an open padlock, saying, “The site is not secure”. Well yeah, no shit.
    Anywaaaay…………..

    Severely off-topic, but perhaps tangentially germane, a question arises: How are we to have a coherent country (or nation-state if you prefer) if we don’t know who’s minding the store or why they’re minding it?

    This missive from Dennis to his former colleagues gives a clue as to where to start looking (for those with the stomach to look).

    informationclearinghouse.info/46717.htm

    A small sampling–
    ” Five years since my FOIA requests, a number of agencies, including the DNI, have yet to fully respond. One submission to the CIA, still not answered, was delayed three years because the agency misspelled my name.

    Members of Congress are entitled to know the extent to which the executive branch covertly tracks their activities, and the manner and methods used. In this regard it is important to remember that the CIA admitted to hacking the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

    Agencies engage in interminable delays in producing information so as to interfere with congressional action, frustrate congressional oversight and mislead members of Congress.

    I would advise my former colleagues to be aware that their phone conversations, while protected by the Constitution, may not be protected from intelligence agencies’ covert practices.” — Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich

    Intrigued yet? No? Why not?
    …And *I* would advise my fellow citizens to be aware that their every public (and most private) conversation is being overheard and cached “for future reference” by intelligence agencies employing covert and unconstitutional practices. Got Law? If not, no trust will be forthcoming; beware the consequence; there will be blood. These are twitchy Americans we’re talking about, not thoroughly cowed E. Germans under the “law” of the Stasi.

    • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 9:44 am #

      In China, which represent ultimate central authority, children obey chairman else lose what little liberty State have offer.

      You have beacon of hope with men like Binny who speak truth over matter.

      When Binny say “parallel reconstruction”, this mean all member of republic readily extorted with assembled archived data.

      onehunglo have faith that among the bitter ones stand valiant ones in restoring beacon of hope to troubled world.

      Let not you heart be troubled.

      -onehunglo

      • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 10:00 am #

        FERN HILL.

        Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs
        About the lilting house and happy as the grass was green,
        The night above the dingle starry,
        Time let me hail and climb
        Golden in the heydays of his eyes,
        And honoured among wagons I was prince of the apple towns
        And once below a time I lordly had the trees and leaves
        Trail with daisies and barley
        Down the rivers of the windfall light.

        And as I was green and carefree, famous among the barns
        About the happy yard and singing as the farm was home,
        In the sun that is young once only,
        Time let me play and be
        Golden in the mercy of his means,
        And green and golden I was huntsman and herdsman, the calves
        Sang to my horn, the foxes on the hills barked clear and cold,
        And the sabbath rang slowly
        In the pebbles of the holy streams.

        All the sun long it was running, it was lovely, the hay
        Fields high as the house, the tunes from the chimneys, it was air
        And playing, lovely and watery
        And fire green as grass.
        And nightly under the simple stars
        As I rode to sleep the owls were bearing the farm away,
        All the moon long I heard, blessed among stables, the nightjars
        Flying with the ricks, and the horses
        Flashing into the dark.

        And then to awake, and the farm, like a wanderer white
        With the dew, come back, the cock on his shoulder: it was all
        Shining, it was Adam and maiden,
        The sky gathered again
        And the sun grew round that very day.
        So it must have been after the birth of the simple light
        In the first, spinning place, the spellbound horses walking warm
        Out of the whinnying green stable
        On to the fields of praise.

        And honoured among foxes and pheasants by the gay house
        Under the new made clouds and happy as the heart was long,
        In the sun born over and over,
        I ran my heedless ways,
        My wishes raced through the house high hay
        And nothing I cared, at my sky blue trades, that time allows
        In all his tuneful turning so few and such morning songs
        Before the children green and golden
        Follow him out of grace,

        Nothing I cared, in the lamb white days, that time would take me
        Up to the swallow thronged loft by the shadow of my hand,
        In the moon that is always rising,
        Nor that riding to sleep
        I should hear him fly with the high fields
        And wake to the farm forever fled from the childless land.
        Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
        Time held me green and dying
        Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

        onehunglo have faith that among the bitter ones stand valiant ones in restoring beacon of hope to troubled world.

        Let not you heart be troubled.

        -onehunglo

      • ozone March 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

        “This connection is not secure.”

        onehungexceptionallyhigh,
        My heart is not troubled, but yours most definitely should be.
        If your country cannot “unpollute” itself, you folks are all fucked to the maximum limits. And, lest we forget, your post definitely puts you on the most-likely-to-be-arrested list for da Chinee-peepu.

        It’s 6 o’clock; do you know where you live?

        Distraction and patent bullshittery. (tm helen highwater)

  116. volodya March 23, 2017 at 10:15 am #

    Capt Spaulding I can’t remember books specifically on cave painting. In my younger years in university I did recreational reading in the area of paleo-anthropology a fair bit of which was about the technology used by archaic humans and some on that newfangled art by that newfangled sapiens. The problem is that was a long, long time ago and I can’t remember the titles. Since then I’ve read stuff but almost all of that came from publications like Science News, New Scientist that I could get from the library and on-line stuff. Scientific publications that give synopses on a developments in various fields in science frequently have articles in anthropology.

    In any case you’re probably better off googling the subject to see what new material is coming out. The field isn’t standing still and there’s new stuff that pops out.

    • capt spaulding March 23, 2017 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks, I’m gonna start googling as soon as I get off here.

  117. wm5135 March 23, 2017 at 10:56 am #

    As a return to the Murphy’s Law theme, consider that out entire economy is based on cost shifting. As a general rule I offer that the price you paid for your breakfast was only a fraction of the true cost. The real cost has been shifted, out of sight out of mind, to the public sector. When you invite someone into your home, it is you and your insurance company that accept the liability that comes from their presence and actions. When you accept the cost shifting system carte blanche you have created a liability and accepted by extension the cost.
    Because one’s view is “Not To My Wallet” does not mean they are excluded from the liability. Please do not try to bullshit out of the fact that we have invited a vast majority of our undocumented workers whether by action or acquiescence. The frustration of many here at the fact the costs are now being shifted to their economic bracket reminds me of the lyrics from a Dwight Yoakam song:
    “Another lesson ’bout a naive fool who came to Babylon
    And found out that the pie don’t taste so sweet”

    • pequiste March 23, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

      Yes that is a great Dwight Yoakam song wm5135. Good point about the true cost of breakfast, and cost shifting, by the way

      I think that the film the song was used to best effect in is an excellent representation of the future that has just about arrived; one that we are going full speed ahead into:

      youtube.com/watch?v=nVTkVe1VHAc

      Artificial General Intelligence + Robotics + corrupt Humans = GRAVE EXISTENTIAL THREAT.

  118. johngalt March 23, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    Counsel of the Wise.

    Obey God’s commandments.
    Have a good story to tell.
    Take someone with you for the ride.
    Let God help.
    youtube.com/watch?v=WdogzkMB68w&index=35&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-

    The brave are restoring the Constitutional republic, starting with the restoration of the 4th Amendment.
    And there is not a damn thing the Deep State can do to stop it.
    youtube.com/watch?v=aVX-voqWuwY

    I’m Charles Fuller, and I approve this message, from the beginning, of the beginning.
    got-truth.com/

    • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

      And Blacks must be sent out of these United State, beyond the danger of mixing as Lincoln, Jefferson, et al indicated. America is White or it is nothing.

      • thwack March 23, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

        There is no place to send us because I doubt anyone would take us?

        So that means you are stuck with us Janos.

        Besides,

        if you get rid of all the nonwhite people; you are left with people who all look the same, and isn’t that what you are trying to avoid with race mixing?

        • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

          Separating people maintains global diversity. Obviously in a given State, Homogeneity is greatly to be desired. Nice but stupid and therefore effective attack via set theory.

          • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

            You theory not right.

            China have greatest level of “homogeneity” and least amount of creativity and liberty.

            Best is one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.

            Even Chinese leader not ignorant enough to let in hostile immigrant or create “sanctuary city”!!

            you john galt got it right.

            old republic failing because of ignorance.

            new republic prosper with knowledge and renaissance.

            -onehunglo

          • thwack March 23, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

            “Separating people maintains global diversity.”

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

            So you support diversity and think its a good thing, right?

            Think about it?

            The best white countries were the ones who went out from Europe and “mixed” themselves into nonwhite countries, all over the world.

            The diversity made England, France, Spain… strong and powerful. To this very day there are more English speakers outside of England, more Spanish speakers outside of Spain, and more French speakers outside of France.

            Poland has no such legacy and/or influence and its 99% white?

            So the lesson here Janos, is that you have to play the ENTIRE chess board if you wanna win.

            You do want to win don’t you?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 7:58 pm #

            Empires don’t last. Nations do, are at least can if they stay true to themselves. All those countries you mentioned are dying. Is dying powerful? Poland is alive and well. Surviving isn’t everything, but it makes everything else possible! China is going to last too. Whereas our exciting freedom, democracy, and power have doomed us.

            The East is backwards in regards to personal freedom. But they produce powerful and prosperous states. A bum is free, but free to do what? Perhaps freedom is overrated for those who have nothing, hence the bumper sticker. In any case, East Asians worship money, and have little desire for freedom in my experience. They choose overwhelmingly for what they have and their nations reflect that.

  119. malthuss March 23, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    Sweden used to be one of the most secure, peaceful and serene countries in the world.

    Now it is a crime ridden hell hole thanks to years of mass immigration from dysfunctional islamic countries. 20% non White, now.

    This site tracks and monitors crimes committed by migrants in Sweden. Just scroll down the page to see all the crimes committed every day around the country. SO MUCH FOR TOLERANCE.

    swedenwatch.com/

    • johngalt March 23, 2017 at 11:41 am #

      “….but used to be’s don’t count anymore, they just lay on the floor, until we sweep them away.”
      -Neil Diamond, 1981.

      In the old republic, globalist members enjoy welcoming the masses of immigrants and ensure the ignorant, hostile, and ill-informed are given preferential treatment, and enjoy expanding their voting bloc.

      In the New Republic, members enjoy enforcing border security and screen immigrants based on their capacity to contribute to the strength of the Constitutional republic.

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

      • elysianfield March 23, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

        “members enjoy enforcing border security and screen immigrants based on their capacity to contribute to the strength of the Constitutional republic.”

        Charles,
        Soooo, from each according to his ability and, and…. What was that last part? Finc, can you give me a hand here?

        • onehunglo March 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

          onehunglo know answer!

          ….”to each according to need.”

          From Communist Manifesto.

          epic failure of Karl Marx.

          -onehunglo

  120. wm5135 March 23, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    Mr. Malthus

    Read Blum for a chronicle of the crimes of a PROFESSIONAL.

  121. volodya March 23, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

    The financial realm in its most basic form was originally supposed to act as intermediary between borrower and lender.

    The problem is that this intermediation grew out of all proportion to underlying need at the same time as the American economy was being shrunk via so-called “globalization”.

    The intermediary (Wall Street) tells us we need him, Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen bent all their efforts to preserve him. And they expended gales of breath convincing the world that everything would otherwise come to an end without him.

    IOW it was a choice between BAU on Wall Street or the Dark Ages.

    Now, I don’t know about you but I find this a trifle unconvincing. The gutting of the American economy was a dire problem that got NO attention from the people, elected and non-elected, entrusted to make sure that calamities of like this.

    See, they’re the big picture guys, the same guys that say Wall Street is all important, the – cough – EXPERTS that Red State America has come to disdain. Did you hear howls of outrage from think-tanks and regulatory bodies, from legislators, from academe, from the fucking WHITE HOUSE? Nope, I didn’t either. Jobs went overseas by the millions and not a damned peep.

    I think what ought to be explored RFN is whether we maybe shouldn’t be outlawing a lot of this “intermediation”. It’s founded in fraud anyway and when you leaf through the howling lies that Wall Street needs to ply its trade, lies that even Wall Streeters have come to believe, you come to understand that what we have here are low-down con-men, highly polished and degreed con-men, but con-men nonetheless. Why we’d let these criminals have the run of the place is beyond me.

    “Financialization” and “globalization” went hand in hand, the former necessitated by the latter. The result was an era of economic strangulation for ordinary people at the hands of Big Finance, watched over by its lackeys in politics and government and universities. Time to put the process in reverse, time to watch the guts of dis-intermediation spill out.

    • volodya March 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

      correction:

      The gutting of the American economy was a dire problem that got NO attention from the people, elected and non-elected, entrusted to make sure that calamities of like this.

      should be

      The gutting of the American economy was a dire problem that got NO attention from the people, elected and non-elected, entrusted to make sure that calamities like this never happen

      • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

        One English woman posted here briefly a few years ago. When I brought up the fact of thousands of pensioners freezing to death every winter, she called it a “problem” or an “issue”

        When people respond like that to an atrocity, you know it’s part of the system and nothing will be done. Likewise the grooming of a hundred thousand English girls by Muslims: it’s de facto Government policy.

        • thwack March 23, 2017 at 2:13 pm #

          “Likewise the grooming of a hundred thousand English girls by Muslims: it’s de facto Government policy.”

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

          What do you mean by “grooming?”

          Are they converting them to Islam?

          Or just having sex with them?

          • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

            Sweet talking them, giving them presents, and then demanding they reciprocate. And them pimping them out once they are broken in or let’s just say broken. You know all this, Thwack. It’s in your genes, assuming your really are Black.

          • thwack March 23, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

            Would you rather they convert them to Islam?

      • capt spaulding March 23, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

        Volodya, you have put your finger on the causes of our current problems. I wish that other people here could set their desires aside, & just use logic instead of pushing their preconceived notions of what is going on. Most people here are interested in pushing their opinions instead of seeing the problems that engulf us. Unfortunately, that seems to be the condition that this country is currently facing. Until people are ready to embrace critical thinking, we are doomed to continue on our self-destructive course. It seems to be the human condition, unfortunately, and so i have little hope that our problems can be resolved by rational people. There aren’t enough of them. That reason is why I expect to see you on the barricades.

  122. janet March 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    “Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment,” Trump said last February. “The number’s probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent.” –Trump

    Faking unemployment numbers would necessitate a conspiracy involving hundreds of civil servants. No such conspiracy has ever been uncovered.

    But the conspiracy theory president fits right in with CFN.

    • messianicdruid March 23, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

      “No such conspiracy has ever been uncovered.”

      Which proves absolutely nothing.

    • elysianfield March 23, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

      Janet,
      You know better than to consider the numbers part of a great conspiracy. The numbers are accurate…what most people think of as unemployment, however has no relationship to those numbers. Consider the metric.

  123. janet March 23, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Medical Bankruptcies in the US

    Before Obamacare: 1,000,000+
    After Obamacare: 603,000

    In Germany: 0
    In France: 0
    In Canada: 0
    In England: 0

    etc. etc.

    If Trump repeals Obamacare, watch medical bankruptcies soar.

  124. Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    dailystormer.com/vindicated-trump-was-wiretapped/

    Trump was Right as usual. Liberals, Media, and Democrat Party wrong as usual. Are they apologizing? The silence is deafening. Comey needs to resign immediately among others. Obama needs to face charges.

    • Janos Skorenzy March 23, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

      Schiff ou