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“Have you all lost your mind?” Vladimir Putin replied to one of Megyn Kelly’s thrusts about alleged Russian perfidy toward the US in the gala interview that debuted her new Sunday Night star-chamber on NBC. Old Vlad put his finger on something there. His view of the late goings-on in America is like that of the proverbial detached Martian observer of strange Earthly doings, rattling his antennae and clicking his mouth-parts in mirth.

To which retort, by the way, one would have to answer, ”Yes, absolutely.” The toils of slow economic collapse, accompanied by the ceaseless effort by various arms of the Deep State to spin “the narrative” around the voting public’s collective head, has driven the polity insane. And this, of course, is on view in the bedlam that US politics has become, Trump and all. I’m waiting for The New York Times to run the three-column headline that says Russia Racist, Misogynist, and Islamophobic to finally bring together the programmed paranoia of NeoCon / DemProg alliance with the esprit de corp of the new collegiate Red Guard.

Mr. Putin does not have to lift a finger to detonate the groaning garbage barge of US domestic affairs. It’s already ignited and is faring toward a very peculiar species of civil war. You can be sure that the NeoCon / DemProg axis is determined to get rid of Trump at all costs. Impeachment requires some sort of high crime or misdeamenor. So far, going on a year, they haven’t come up with any evidence that the Golden Golem of Greatness acted as a Russian agent in some fashion, and that itself has got to be a little suspicious, considering the thousands of clerks in the spinning mills of those legendary seventeen Intel outfits the government runs. How could they fail to come up with a video of the Donald and Vladimir swatting each other playfully with birch switches in a Moscow banya? Five TV sitcom writers could surely come up with an angle — as long as it was a plausible entertainment.

In the meantime, Trump prevails, the mad bull elephant of the Republican herd, majestically swinging his trunk against everything breakable in the political china shop while trumpeting “Covfefe! Covfefe!” Last week it was the Paris Climate Accords. The op-ed writers in the usual places bounced off the walls of their virtual rubber room in response. Paul Krugman had to be dragged down to hydrotherapy at the NYT after he set his hair on fire. And Rachel Maddow practically popped a carotid artery in her muscular neck from all that shrieking.

I’m a bit more sanguine about the US withdrawal. To me, the Paris Accords were just another feel-good PR stunt enabling politicians to pretend that they could control forces that are already way out-of-hand, an international vanity project of ass-covering. The coming economic collapse will depress global industrial activity whether anybody likes it or not, and despite anyone’s pretense of good intentions — and then we will have a range of much more practical problems of everyday life to contend with.

Of course, Trump cannot possibly see it that way, given his wish to bring back the America of humming factories and happy workers seeing the USA in their Chevrolets and all that. That fantasy will eventually fade as the inability to get anything done in Washington becomes manifest and obvious. When the “basket of deplorables” sees their hopes dribble away, they will start in with serious mischief of their own, without Trump having to prompt them. Then it will be a quixotic battle between them and the BLM / SJW proxies that the higher-up chickenshits of DemProgdom have so carefully groomed as their vanguard. There will be blood.

Yes, Mr. P, America has lost its mind. The whole thing has turned into some kind of nonstop Kardashian tranny monster truck shit-show of manufactured melodrama and lost causes, inducing a kind of global nausea that may ultimately prove more fatal than the rising surface temperature and melting icecaps. Russia, to its credit, and whatever else you think about it, has some regard for its own survival. Our country prefers the excitement of self-destruction.


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  1. K-Dog June 5, 2017 at 9:13 am #

    Seems to me with everyone distracted by false flagfefe everything is going as planned. Everyone being properly distracted the Trumpster is free to rip up every regulation and barrier for the rich to get richer he can possibly find. The fake fake explosive vests was a nice touch.

    A Martian would also wonder why we have so many stores for phones. One per city should really be enough.

    • hmuller June 5, 2017 at 11:47 am #

      If Trump were dedicated to making the rich richer, the globalist elitists wouldn’t be so committed to getting rid of him by any means necessary. He’s the fly in their Orwellian slave planet soup, and I hope they get all they so richly deserve.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 5, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

        Trump has no dedication to anything — certainly not the desperate voters who turned to him for lack of any other candidate who even pretended to notice their pain. (We all know what the Dems did to Bernie.) All Trump has is an ego, and an idiot-savant talent for getting it stroked. That’s it. That’s all he brings to the table. Not all of the elites suffer from Trump derangement syndrome, and the longer he stays in office, the better they’ll get at manipulating him to get what they want.

        As the man with his finger on the nuclear button, Trump with his lack of self-control is a threat to the entire planet. But in terms of the elites, he’s really only a threat to the power structures of the big two parties, because he has exposed their fecklessness and complete lack of principle. If you want a real threat, imagine someone who had Trump’s way with the media who wasn’t also a shambling dimwit, and who really knew how to formulate and execute a political program (since Trump’s campaign was really just a branding exercise that spun out of control).

        • chipshot June 5, 2017 at 2:08 pm #

          He is dedicated to one thing: being relevant and newsworthy.
          It is his primary (only?) motivation, more than money or power,
          and he’ll do anything to get/keep it.

    • pequiste June 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm #

      Not only phone stores K-Dog, but also the ubiquitous “nail salon.” I had no inkling that manicures and pedicures were the true sign of the end of civilization.

      • EvyCory June 9, 2017 at 1:19 am #

        Yep. It was cancelled by its lefty anti-West revenge script:

        –The climate impact of all Paris INDC promises is miniscule: if we measure the impact of every nation fulfilling every promise by 2030, the total temperature reduction will be 0.048°C (0.086°F) by 2100.

        –Even if we assume that these promises would be extended for another 70 years, there is still little impact: if every nation fulfills every promise by 2030, and continues to fulfill these promises faithfully until the end of the century, and there is no ‘CO? leakage’ to non-committed nations, the entirety of the Paris promises will reduce temperature rises by just 0.17°C (0.306°F) by 2100.

        –US climate policies, in the most optimistic circumstances, fully achieved and adhered to throughout the century, will reduce global temperatures by 0.031°C (0.057°F) by 2100.

        –EU climate policies, in the most optimistic circumstances, fully achieved and adhered to throughout the century, will reduce global temperatures by 0.053°C (0.096°F) by 2100.

        –China climate policies, in the most optimistic circumstances, fully achieved and adhered to throughout the century, will reduce global temperatures by 0.048°C (0.086°F) by 2100.

        –The rest of the world’s climate policies, in the most optimistic circumstances, fully achieved and adhered to throughout the century, will reduce global temperatures by 0.036°C (0.064°F) by 2100.?
        onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12295/full

  2. Pucker June 5, 2017 at 9:15 am #

    Whatever happened to The Anthony Weiner Laptop?

    • JimInFlorida June 5, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      I’ll wager it was quietly given to Hillary Clinton and with all files intact.

      I’ll even further speculate that whoever had the laptop was required to erase everything that might have been copied AND made to sign an affidavit saying that no copies of Hillary’s e-mails are found anywhere on FBI servers.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 5, 2017 at 11:24 am #

        I’m still pondering what was behind the stunt of Huma filing for divorce (again?) the day of Anthony’s court appearance.
        Notice we had story after story of what COULD happen to Anthony Weiner, but nothing did happen, until Comey was fired.
        This gets annoying, doesn’t it?

  3. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 9:18 am #

    Anya Loves Banya (rated PG13)

    youtube.com/watch?v=FTNkdi6S6QQ

  4. DrTomSchmidt June 5, 2017 at 9:21 am #

    The whole thing has turned into some kind of nonstop Kardashian tranny monster truck shit-show of manufactured melodrama and lost causes

    Man, that’s the reason we often come here. Nicely strung together.

    Jim, you’re heading towards or hinting at something I’ve long wondered about. The global elite have to KNOW about depletion of cheap, high-EROEI oil. All their deviousness does not subtract from the basic fact that you need to be pretty smart (but also perhaps intelligent but idiot, in Taleb’s phrasing) to pull it off. Perhaps “climate change” is simply the global elite putting lipstick on the pig of declining per-capita energy; people are more willing to sacrifice for the planet than simply to do without because, uh, we burned it all and it’s not coming back.

    • K-Dog June 5, 2017 at 10:18 am #

      A key word:

      manufactured

      lies buried in that cartoon of sexual innuendo. Shake the monster asses, the confusion is deliberate.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

      Of course they know. But in chaos is opportunity, and they want to be sure to stay on top as it all powers down. In other words, some of the chaos will be preemptive. Nations might survive and revive – and that doesn’t fit in with the Global Hi-tech Medieval World they intent to live in ruling over multi-racial serfs as Lords.

      So use Islam and the West to cancel each other out. Delicate – too much one way and they’ll have to convert to Islam. Too much the other and a Great White Leader will arise and crush both the Muslims and they, their enablers in the West.

      • DrTomSchmidt June 5, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

        You think Orban could maybe revive Magyar militarism and conquer most of Europe, like it’s 999? Remember that in a world of nukes, no such leader can arise.

        • SpeedyBB June 8, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

          Yes sir Dr. Tom. Nuclear weapons have always been the wild card in the deck.

          I remember the war planners scrambling to plan around a feared Warsaw Pact blitzkrieg tank invasion of Western Europe. But of course when you factor in tactical nukes on the battlefield it all becomes academic (and silly). A surprise package of two or three nukes can immobilize an entire tank force. Surprise!

          Meanwhile everybody has to be careful not to push the Big Red Button, which is the Joker of the Joker.

          I remember cynical Euro-zone folks claiming ‘Uncle Sam will defend Europe to the last European’.

    • Sean Coleman June 5, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

      They are surely devious but I would not be at all sure that they know about anything.

      One of my favourite Peter Hitchens quotes:

      “It was revealed earlier this week [June 2014) that Dominic Cummings… a former aid and close advisor… to Michael Gove, Education Secretary had let fly some wonderful, true and enjoyable attacks upon politicians and civil servants… ‘MPs have no real knowledge of how to function other than via gimmick and briefings. That’s also how No 10 works. It’s how all of them are incentivised to operate. You get ahead by avoiding cock-ups and coming up with tactical wins, you don’t get ahead by solving very hard problems.’… Then he spoke of ‘politicians running around who don’t really know what they’re doing all day or what the purpose of their being in power is.’

      “My absolute favourite: “Everyone thinks there’s some moment, like in a James Bond movie, where you open the door and that’s where all the really good people are, but there is no door.’

      “There is no door! Those four words are almost literature.”

      • DrTomSchmidt June 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

        It’s rather like the atheist who said “we hate God for not existing!” That there is no door is the scariest possibility.

        I prefer to believe they’re putting the shuck on the rubes. That’s more comforting; all I have to do then is disbelieve.

      • aibohphobia June 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

        @Sean, I believe you have hit the nail on the head–We hear from the Left about the nefarious Right, and from the Right about the nefarious Left, but in fact its more likely that there are multiple power blocs jockeying to keep their bit of control, and that NO ONE is at the helm of State. Aside from veto-ing policies that are not in their interests (or in the interests of those who are paying them off and promoting laws and programs that increase the payola, I see very little initiative from anyone to try to do what’s best for the most, and enable us all to get along.
        Like television, politics is all “Pretenders pretending not to pretend.”

    • chipshot June 6, 2017 at 8:14 am #

      Of course the global elite know about the declining eroei of oil.
      My guess is they don’t care. They only care that oil is still available–at any price–because being a billionaire in a world without oil is pointless.
      And way less fun.

  5. robert magill June 5, 2017 at 9:28 am #

    These are damning accusations and, if factual, leave most of our current event agonies banal and trivial in comparison. America has been at war for 224 of the last 241 years since 1776. If their calculations are accurate all future Op Eds should also come with the caveat: {If the Free Thought Project calculations are incorrect then this opinion is meaningful}

  6. PeteAtomic June 5, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    I think you continue to hit the nails on their heads there, Mr. Jim.

    If America has lost its mind, what is the remedy? Like an out of control alcoholic, maybe the country needs to reach rock bottom before it can seek help. And just like an addict, America is gonna hurt a lot of people around it along the way.

  7. shotho June 5, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    The “coming economic collapse” will wonderfully concentrate the mind and, as suggested, ignite the passions. This society is not the same as your granddaddy’s 1930’s.
    Mr. P. must be sitting over there, laughing his fanny off and licking his chops.

    • SpeedyBB June 8, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

      Shotho, you remind me of an earlier D. Orlov blog post where he discussed life in rural Russia, particularly after the Soviet collapse, and how the fact that there was already plenty of food production and they were using horses and soldiers to carry it to market, and folks lived in tight communities where they could support one another, collapse was not nearly as bewildering or painful as it would be in our ‘burbs when Happy Motoring comes to a screeching halt. Or just runs out of gas and is abandoned at the side of the road.

  8. SteveO June 5, 2017 at 9:45 am #

    Dropping out of CO2 agreements has become modus operandi for Republican presidents, the same as canceling abortion and sex education funding. For those of you with short memories or weren’t old enough to remember, Bush pulled the US out of the Kyoto protocol on the same basic fantasy that it would put the coal miners back to work and re-open Bethlehem Steel.

    The troops are still in at least 80 countries, Goldman Sacks alumni are running the treasury, the Dow and NASDAQ are at record highs. Nothing to see here, business as usual continues.

    • capt spaulding June 5, 2017 at 11:25 am #

      Just read online that Trump is shutting down Netflix to help bring back Blockbuster Video jobs.

      • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:18 pm #

        Ah yes Blockbuster. Home of the $5.00 late fee on the $3.00 rental.
        Rest In Hell.

        • DrTomSchmidt June 5, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

          You forget how abusive some things were!

  9. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 9:50 am #

    to me, the Paris Accords were just another feel-good PR stunt

    Will 6 to 8 fold increase in electricity cost feel good to anybody? And that is exactly what the Paris Accords is all about.

    • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 10:19 am #

      With nat gas at $3 per million BTU’s? Are you kidding?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 11:05 am #

        With Nat Gas – of course not. But Nat Gas generates CO2 – wind and solar do not.

        • benr June 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

          Ah but what they don’t tell you is all the toxic crap making solar panels creates! Don’t believe me look it up! making them is even more toxic than making computer parts.
          Mean while making wind turbines also creates toxicity problems as well as c02 off gassing and once up and running kills tens of thousand of birds a year.

          So a small problem in CO2 which can be easily corrected by planting billions of trees or the artificial solution of toxic solar panels with a short shelf life and bird murdering windmills?
          AS the rainforests are hacked and burned the problem expands.

    • DA June 5, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      There are no good answers to the pickle we’re in now. Trump was simply codifying what was going to happen anyway. Any gentlemen’s “agreement” in Paris would never be ratified, and even if it was, it would simply be ignored. So why not just say that up front and be done with it? Good for Trump.

      • outsider June 5, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

        DA, After watching Tucker Carlson last week, I discovered that China and India (the world’s two biggest polluters) are not subject to the agreement. The US will be picking up billions of dollars in cost and those two countries will wind up getting subsidized by us taxpayers. That cinched it for me. Hail Trump! Trump’s statement about representing Pittsburgh not Paris was a great line.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 1:57 pm #

          Indeed. Hail Trump! Hail our People! Hail Victory! We MUST become capable again of deep enthusiasm – and ejaculatory praise and prayer (calling on God). See “The Introduction to the Devout Life” by St Francis de Sales.

          No dumb jokes about ejaculatory. That’s the word St Francis, the Gentleman Saint, used. If you do, I will reach thru the screen and tear out the stone you call your heart. This is a serious issue. The future of our nation and your personal salvation depend on this.

          • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:20 pm #

            Dreher, shouldn’t you be penning yet another religious steeped opinion piece for AmCon mag?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 12:49 am #

            Drayer Baba?

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

          That’s why the mayor of Pittsburg went on CNN and said Bafangu! Pittsburg has completely reinvented itself. No steel, no coal. Software. Nuclear energy. The past is the past. Quit looking at it. There’s no future in it.

          • outsider June 6, 2017 at 7:54 am #

            Where you from, seawolf? You forgot the “h” in “Pittsburgh.”

      • Ken Hall June 5, 2017 at 2:44 pm #

        There was/is an excellent answer to the “pickle we’re in now”. Unfortunately the self anointed smartest animals, on the planet known as Earth by its inhabitants, were/are unable to utilize their vaunted intelligence to inhibit the evolutionary survival of the species technique of population expansion ad nauseam. Humans could have avoided all of the ills toward which they race headlong had they acted upon the findings of early scientific proponents of reining in the exponential human population growth. Too many fucking humans will be the demise of the current crop of spaceship Earth’s fauna and flora. Fortunately the Sun is only about half way through it’s expected life cycle and perhaps in another 100-500 million years an intelligent species may again arise with enough moxie to pull it’s collective head out of it’s ass and recognize that uncontrolled population expansion coupled with science and greed is a recipe for ecological disaster. On the other hand perhaps not and “Fermi’s paradox” can be explained by a 100% probability that all intelligent species destroy themselves within a time frame that is but a blip in the age of any given star about which habitable planets circle.

        • DA June 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm #

          I’ll give our “intelligent species” no more than 200 years tops, and I think it could very well happen in a tenth of that time. When the oil finally runs short enough to cause collapse (or earlier), the nukes (among other means) will come out, and that will be that.

        • daveed June 5, 2017 at 9:54 pm #

          ‘There was/is an excellent answer to the “pickle we’re in now”.’

          Here’s a way out of this pickle: We’re all going to Mars! Or haven’t you heard?

    • Elrond Hubbard June 5, 2017 at 11:51 am #

      The Paris accord is “about” taking the problem of anthropogenic global warming seriously.

      Finc, I don’t know how realistic your 6-8x factor is because I don’t know where you got it from. But the current energy system incorporates a lot of hidden subsidies that conceal the true costs of energy. Being more honest about those costs is one of the ways we can get a grip on reality, and still possibly transition to a better energy system that can sustain some of the more worthwhile achievements of industrial society.

      What’s more, we are already so far down the downslope of the petroleum net-energy curve that solar can already generate more energy than oil, and possibly than other fossil fuels. Every additional dollar invested in spewing carbon into the atmosphere is an additional theft from future generations. Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord will achieve nothing that he claims it will. It only signals fealty to a dying industry that may yet make our planet uninhabitable.

      • Billy Hill June 5, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

        NYC signs on to the paris Accords. DeBlasio can decree that henceforth city employees take public transport, and can levy prohibitive taxes on aircraft at LaGuardia and Kennedy. For that matter so can all public servants in positions of authority in major metro areas.

        That’ll show ’em.

      • DA June 5, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

        The Paris accord is “about” taking the problem of anthropogenic global warming seriously.

        Actually, it’s about nothing more temporary elected pols posturing for political points (and almost certainly hidden payoffs as well) about a problem they have no idea how to solve, and more importantly, given the constraints involved, wouldn’t actually try to solve even if they could.

        As far as the rest of your hysterics Elrond, as the Archdruid is fond of saying, “all energy is local.” As in, how much energy you can bring to bear on a given problem at a specific point in time and space at a specific price determines it’s ultimate usefulness. In other words, waving your hands about more total energy from solar than oil, especially when solar is HEAVILY subsidized by current oil-based industrial technology, is simply a non-sequitur. Solar won’t power cars as we know them, it won’t power trucks, it won’t power trains, it won’t power ships, and it damn sure won’t power planes. It is simply not concentrated or local enough to be much good for anything, especially when you add on the considerable additional requirement of being able to support an already bankrupt exponential growth economy.

        The fact remains in June 2017 just as it always has been, in order to continue industrial life as we know it, there simply IS NO replacement for cheap oil, and no known technology out there yet is going to change that.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 6, 2017 at 8:24 am #

          DA: How to solve the problem is childishly simple: stop burning carbon. The consequences of burning carbon are enormous. The consequences of ceasing to burn carbon are also enormous, but the latter is only a danger to our lifestyle while the former is a danger to civilization itself. Grown-ups make choices, hopefully responsible ones. Of all the leaders on the world stage, Trump is the only one childish enough that he won’t even pretend he ought to do better. As for the others, are they hypocrites? If they are, that’s a good thing, because hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue — virtue, in this case, meaning acting responsibly toward the planet and future generations. Better hypocritical virtue than earnest nihilism.

          As for the rest of your comments, I’ll quote Yoda: “Always with you it cannot be done.” There’s plenty about our current industrial civilization that is worth fighting for, and there are always possibilities. My remark was simply pointing out that the EROEI of building solar right now has already met or exceeded the EROEI of oil and gas. People are not going to stop exploiting sources of energy just because fossil fuels are no longer viable. Efforts that yield a return will survive, while efforts that fail will fail. That doesn’t mean we can “keep driving to Wal-mart” but it does mean that JHK’s world made by hand is less than inevitable. As for Greer, he’s insightful but he doesn’t know every fucking thing. He believes that history is cyclical and the only things that happen are things that have happened before. He’s wrong. From time to time, there are genuinely new things under the sun.

      • The Articulate Infant June 5, 2017 at 9:10 pm #

        ” Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord will achieve nothing that he claims it will”
        Ah, Mr Hubbard, you unwise one indeed. Taking part in the Paris accord is also an exercise in futility. It will achieve nothing also.
        To paraphrase your fellow Canucks NoMeansNo (from their brilliant 1988 album Small Parts Isolated & Destroyed) “it’s too late baby, it’s too late man…”
        Solar is not going to ‘save us’ nor will wind, or anything else. What we deem as civilization, is on it’s way out. There’s nothing you can do about it. Save now for your doomed future. Small parts isolated & destroyed indeed.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 6, 2017 at 8:28 am #

          See my remarks to DA above.

        • EvyCory June 9, 2017 at 1:28 am #

          The sci-fi, techno, drug dealing, tax eating, PhD quack racketeers can’t even learn to run a proper thyroid panel let alone a solar panel.

          Almost all of the world’s largest conventional oil fields are in decline and tight oil has low EROI. Much of the industry is highly indebted and per-capita world consumption has peaked a long time ago. From a recent HSBC report: “Oil demand is still growing by ~1mbd every year, and no central scenarios that we recently assessed see oil demand peaking before 2040.” 81% of the production of liquid oil is already in decline. HSBC sees between 3 and 4.5 million barrels per day of supply disappearing once peak oil production is reached. “In our view a sensible range for average decline rate on post-peak production is 5-7%, equivalent to around 3-4.5mbd of lost production every year.” Based on a simple calculation, HSBC estimates that by 2040, the world will need to find around 40 million barrels of oil per day to keep up with growing demand from emerging economies. That is equivalent to over 4 times the current crude oil output of Saudi Arabia. “Small oilfields typically decline twice as fast as large fields, and the global supply mix relies increasingly on small fields: the typical new oilfield size has fallen from 500-1,000mb 40 years ago to only 75mb this decade.” — This will exacerbate the problem of declining oil fields, and the lack of supply. The amount of new oil discoveries being made is pretty small. HSBC notes that in 2015 the discovery rate for new wells was just 5%, a record low. The discoveries made are also fairly small in size. There is potential for growth in US shale oil, but it currently represents less than 5% of global supply, meaning that it will not be able, single-handedly at least, to address the tumbling global supply HSBC expects. “Step-change improvements in production and drilling efficiency in response to the downturn have masked underlying decline rates at many companies, but the degree to which they can continue to do so is becoming much more limited.” Essentially HSBC argues that companies aren’t improving their efficiency at a quick enough rate, meaning that supply declines will hit them even harder.

          petrole.blog.lemonde.fr/files/2017/01/HSBC-peak-oil-report-2017.pdf
          static-ssl.businessinsider.com/the-future-of-oil-supply-and-demand-2016-9
          forbes.com/sites/arthurberman/2017/03/01/the-beginning-of-the-end-for-the-bakken-shale-play/
          eia.gov/petroleum/drilling/

      • routersurfer June 6, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

        Good post Elrond. I fear the end of carbon fuels will not come before collapse. The poor will do without while the rich burn Earth to a crisp. The Paris deal would not have become the solution, but it did get people on the right page. President Trump’s Climate plans will work just like his health care plans.

      • Doug June 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

        Solar and wind is much more expensive energy than coal, oil and nat gas. They are so unreliable that you basically have to have nearly 100% conventional power backup. Why would anyone want to pay DOUBLE the capital cost for the 100% backup (going forward)??

        No one would except many of the players get generous subsidies from gov’t. What Germany and others have figured out is that once you give individuals subsidies on a large scale subsidies, the existing power companies need subsidies. That’s why Germany charges $0.33 per kW-h vs $0.12 per kw-h in the US. It’s punitive to their industries and consumers.

        Solar and wind are not a large scale solution for electricity. It’s uneconomic. See gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2017/06/large-scale-solar-wind-power-too-many.html

        • Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

          I’m not sure that there’s a dispute here between your point and mine. We’re both aware that there’s a reset coming. Looking at the pie chart at the top of the article you linked to, two-thirds of current electricity production comes from fossil fuels (oil/coal/natural gas), 10.6% from nuclear, the remainder from renewables (what’s the 0.4% “other”, geothermal?). Fossil fuels are failing, and nuclear may disappear as well given how dependent it is on (a) fossil-fuel inputs and (b) failing to account for decommissioning and long-term disposal costs.

          In other words, three quarters of current electricity production is going away. The remaining renewables will increase to fill the gap if that’s possible, stay where it is, or it’ll fall back. But whatever it is, it’ll be the new going rate. There’s no point comparing how much more expensive solar and wind are than coal, oil and natural gas, since those won’t be around anymore. Anyone with the capacity to do so will pay what they have to for whatever’s available, if the alternative is freezing in the dark. Options that no longer exist won’t factor in.

  10. PeteAtomic June 5, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    You know, the United States took a long time to be united. I think it will take a while to break itself up. A kind of Manifest Destiny in reverse. So, maybe what we’ll see is a “great unraveling” of the country, as states and territories, and alliances of states and territories, dribble & melt away slowly over time, in an inverse relationship to federal power.

    For most people, Washington DC is a long, long way away. It certainly is for me and for my neighbors here in northern Minnesota. The national capitol is a kind of a fuzzy idea. It exists out there somewhere. It exudes powers that we occasionally see on a periphery & generally an indirect way. However, if it went away, how much would we really notice, or care? I don’t know. Perhaps people will look towards regional capitals, particularly if the infrastructure falls apart.

    • DA June 5, 2017 at 10:29 am #

      I think that’s inevitable too, in the long run at least. The getting there is likely to be extremely painful though.

    • JMR June 5, 2017 at 11:50 am #

      I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Almost every state in the Union is as powerful or more so than most countries in the world. Why do we need this overarching and overreaching federal government constantly meddling in our affairs and getting us into trouble with the rest of the world? The central government has become a burden to the rest of the country without much overall benefit. There’s nothing the federal government does that couldn’t be done better by the states, local governments or individuals except build a massive unnecessary military that harasses a large portion of the rest of the world. Imagine if all that capital that is sent to the capitol were kept by the states and individuals to be spent at the local level on such things as infrastructure instead of throwing it away into the abyss of the federal budget. It can only rule by consensus and if the states do not consent to be ruled by them then the whole thing will eventually fall apart. I for one think we will all be better off once that happens.

      • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

        You know that may very well be the impetus that brings the beast down. Why do we need the Federal Government? Nobody in America wants all these wars.

        • Ken Hall June 5, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

          “Nobody in America wants all these wars.”

          How about:

          The Military Industrial Complex
          The Military
          Oil Producers
          The 1%
          The 5%
          The 10%
          The Stock Markets
          The Banksters
          etc., etc.

          • outsider June 6, 2017 at 7:58 am #

            In other words, Ken Hall, anyone with REAL power in America wants war(s). The people are expendable and those elderly or unable to work are useless eaters.

          • routersurfer June 6, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

            Those are NOT Citizens. They should never had a vote or the chance to lobby. This is the problem. We are not a Nation of Citizens. Only a group of Inc’s with Nukes. Citizenship is really open only to Corporations.

      • outsider June 5, 2017 at 1:00 pm #

        JMR, Totally agree. Ditch the Constitution and bring back the Articles of Confederation. While we’re at it, we should reverse Lincoln’s error and allow the South to secede, which should have happened in the first place. IMO, the break-up of the US hegemon cannot happen soon enough.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

          Would America be the superpower it is today if it had divided in two? As mush as Lincoln hated the Jesuits, it seems he played right into their hands by keeping the Union together. We are muscle for planet Earth.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

            Yes, the Pope corresponded with Jefferson Davis. Privately, he supported the Cause, knowing that the Yankees were a far greater threat to World Peace than the Confederacy would ever be.

            Apparently, some of the Yankee Pirates kept selling slaves after the War, just shifting their base and business to the Caribbean.

          • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

            Privately he supported the cause. Are you kidding me the Catholic Church practically owned the Atlantic Slave Trade. They invented it, nurtured it, profited from it, and when they saw it heading south, they cashed out and left all the slave owners holding an empty bag.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 1:04 am #

            No, he didn’t. Catholic Conspiracy Theory is hopelessly pre-Paleolithic. They’ve been taken over by the Illuminati, the Masons and the Tribe. But they weren’t totally taken over back then. Now they are. Firstly, you can’t tell the difference between Catholicism and these other things – but under their influence, you just bash the popular bad guys a la The New York Times. Secondly you are projecting current conditions back in time to when things were different.

            Ancient Rome was a slave culture. Under the influence of the Church, slavery gradually was given up. You hate Christianity, so you can’t admit this.

            Sad

      • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

        Well said. You take the rebel stand. The Confederates said the same thing. Only when the Sovereign State of Virginia was threatened did General Lee unsheathe his sword in defense of his Homeland.

        • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

          It’s still in it’s sheath in a museum out near Appomattox.
          Sparkling I’m told.
          It’s last use in battle was as an impromptu pole for the last flag of the confederacy: a plain white cloth.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

            What an evil thing to say. For that you will be judged.

          • daveed June 5, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

            I’ve heard that it starts to glow when Orcs are near.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 12:20 am #

            Davey? Is that you? It’s me, Goliath.

      • Doug June 7, 2017 at 7:15 pm #

        Congrats, you just rediscovered what the Founding Fathers knew in the 1780s. It’s called Federalism and it worked OK until about 1930 — thereafter the Fed govt grew and grew from there, especially after WWII.

        I’m giving you grief but it’s amazing how lost the people in this country have become. The US was literally created to keep the government off your back. Now look at it.

        We need a new American Revolution of major Federal downsizing and devolving of power back to the States. gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2015/12/our-bloated-failing-central-planning.html

        • Doug June 7, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

          Oh, but it’s not going to happen. It’s much more likely to go the other way….toward more totalitarianism which will ultimately bring collapse at some point. (or collapse will bring even bigger govt?)

    • njguy73 June 5, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

      Maybe the Nine Nations as described by Joel Garreau will be the new reality.

      • routersurfer June 6, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

        That would be a hopeless mess. China and Russia would love that.

        • PeteAtomic June 7, 2017 at 10:16 am #

          I think the likelihood of a breakup of the US into multiple states or entities becoming an unmitigated human disaster as very high. I think the history the breakups of other great powers is instructive in that regard.

      • PeteAtomic June 7, 2017 at 10:09 am #

        Perhaps. I think attempting to prognosticate what the US would look like in some kind of concrete terms post-breakup would be impossible right now. There is too much that would happen in the future to effect such a process. Maybe there would be free cities? Maybe a number of confederacies? Who knows. It’s a bit fun to think about on a Sci-fi level, but not practical at the moment.

    • Grognard68 June 7, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

      That kinda remind me of a book: ” The Nine Nations of North America”, by by Joel Garreau. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I can already see the Cascades as a dividing line between two very different groups in the future.

  11. seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    I think it would be instructive to speculate on what this collapse will look like. I think without a doubt it will be concealed as a war. We already have our military base in the Middle East to defend the oil. Russia is good when it comes to oil; they have plenty, their economy is right sized and efficient, and their leader is smart and tough. China and India are different. I think it plays out like the Book of Revelation; a massive army of Chinese and Indians comes out of the east to fight the US and the West for what’s left of the oil. I think the only winner is Russia. I think they are in the driver’s seat. And Brazil. They are oil independent with their massive ethanol infrastructure. Does all the fighting play out in the Middle East? Do we leave their country alone and vice versa? If I am right about nuclear weapons being a hoax, it will degenerate into a bunch of as Hitler called very expensive howitzer shells called missiles. I think the oil glut will last 2 -5 more years, after that pandemonium.

    • DA June 5, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      I think your time frame’s about right, although the war you anticipate is actually long since underway. The US basically declared war on all of humanity (and non-humanity for that matter!) after 9-11, so anything further will just be so much variation on a very well-established theme. What that war will look like on the ground is anyone’s guess, but I think it will be mostly next gen (electronic/cyber) and distributed over a very large area. But much of what you see overseas now is mostly a staged drama brought to you by US affiliated globalist actors, so expect much of the action to return to “the homeland” as we’re calling it now (Nazi connotations notwithstanding), as that’s where much (most?) of the potential resistance is these days.

    • SteveO June 5, 2017 at 10:47 am #

      “Russia is good when it comes to oil; they have plenty, their economy is right sized and efficient, and their leader is smart and tough.”

      Russia has already collapsed once in living memory. They have experience. My bet is that they will come up smiling from this one, at least until the oil in Siberia runs out.

      • DA June 5, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

        I imagine Vlad rejoices in that fact everyday. As well he should. He almost single-handedly rescued the Russians from their globalist fate. Who will save us Americans, who after all, are responsible for unleashing this unholy terror on the world?

        • outsider June 6, 2017 at 8:08 am #

          Given the sorry state of our electoral politics, where the presidential election cycle runs for two exhausting, interminable years, and is controlled by the oligarchs, it would be impossible for a leader of the caliber of Vladimir Putin to emerge in the USA.

          • SteveO June 6, 2017 at 10:02 am #

            It will take the degree of collapse that Russia had to bring out a leader. It takes a “Great Depression” to produce an FDR.

          • routersurfer June 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

            FDR was more the product of Sinclair Lewis and the REAL left. FDR was the middle right. Not the far left as the GOP/DNC CORP. whore paints him.

  12. venuspluto67 June 5, 2017 at 10:00 am #

    Yep. Realizing all this is sad enough, but being one of the very few people who can see it and understand it and retain some kind of detached perspective is just {SIGH!} 🙁

  13. djc June 5, 2017 at 10:02 am #

    The smart people I know, and I don’t know many, have basically retreated into their own world and dropped out of society to the best of their ability. This is all really unfixable in any sense of the word.

    And as far as Putin goes, he seems to me to be one of the few leaders in the world community who really cares for his people and has common sense.

    Life is unfair but what are the chances that we’d be plagued with Presidents like the Bushes, Clinton and Obama all in a row? This actually proves that our people are much more resilient than given credit for.

    One final thought, if I may, the more the media and entertainment whackjobs attack Trump the more popular he’ll become. They really don’t get it.

    • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      Trump will not become more popular if he continues his boorish behavior. He loves getting his ass kissed. He is a bully. He is thin skinned.These are not positive qualities. What’s more people have figured him out. Ignore him and he gets really pissed and retaliates.

      • SteveO June 5, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        Bully and victim. Look at how often he uses the word “unfair”, or “unfairly” in reference to himself.

        However, it is appealing to his base, because they (rightly or wrongly) believe the world has been unfair to them.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

          I can’t watch him anymore. All he does is talk about himself. It is incessant and nauseating.

          • SteveO June 6, 2017 at 10:12 am #

            I’m sure it won’t be long until if you Google “narcissist” you’ll get a picture of Trump.

        • routersurfer June 6, 2017 at 5:02 pm #

          Nice call SteveO.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:06 pm #

        Lesser men always say things like this of great men. What was the name of that pip squeak who shadowed Mozart?

        • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

          Herr Olbermann

          • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 8:07 pm #

            He has reincarnated as Keith Olbermann.

    • venuspluto67 June 5, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      Yeah, I’ve been ordering and reading old Deep Space Nine novels of late. I’m actually a little bit impressed with how many of them I’ve plowed through over the course of the past half-year! My favorite characters from this “relaunch” series are probably Kira Nerys and Ro Laren.

      As for Putin (shifting momentarily back to RL), I think he’s more than a little bit of a shady strongman who has had several of his political opponents and critics murdered in cold blood. But anyone who knows anything about European history knows that Russia isn’t a polity that’s going to be held together by smiles, sunshine, and happy affirmations. That said, he’s done a fair job of shielding his country from predation by international financial elites, unlike his hapless predecessor Boris Yeltsin.

  14. ozone June 5, 2017 at 10:28 am #

    JHK sez:
    “…To me, the Paris Accords were just another feel-good PR stunt enabling politicians to pretend that they could control forces that are already way out-of-hand, an international vanity project of ass-covering. The coming economic collapse will depress global industrial activity whether anybody likes it or not, and despite anyone’s pretense of good intentions — and then we will have a range of much more practical problems of everyday life to contend with.”

    I completely agree. The only way for us (with some practical imagination left) to look forward is to peer *around* the current setup of non-stop racketeering[s] that defines the status quo. Without a doubt, a drastic reduction in energy inputs is in the cards. (As *I* look around the table anyway. Cornucopians are in for some suicide-provoking disappointments.) This is where I found JHK’s outlook in the “World Made By Hand” series to be of sober fascination. Things that are no longer available make for a much different way of life, but humans must adapt or disappear. …And as JHK makes abundantly clear, humans will still act as humans do, and social constraints will pop up to ensure some small control on “bad behavior”.

    Also look for a huge decline in population, just from lack of energy input *alone*. We’re not even talking about the multiple plagues (natural and man-made) that are approaching on galloping hooves.

    The “immediate concerns” of America are practically a dictionary definition of bullshit, and I believe them to be very deliberate distractions. This is in no wise, “smart”, only another attempt to kick the can down the road (thus ensuring a longer and steeper fall). Despite those of hardened political opinion, current institutions and lawmakers are addressing none of our real concerns, and are doing little else than propping up the rackets and bureaucracies that directly benefit them.

    BTW, just as an example of what seems to be a couple of our “immediate concerns”: a.) The Russians b.) reining in the internet to keep folk from becoming radicalized.
    See what I mean? All this shit will be swept away, and not too long from now either. Who can live without being connected, 24/7? I guess we’ll find out.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

      Hoofbeats of the Apocalypse. Visualize the Four Horsemen on their different colored horses to the score of the Long Ranger. Got it?

  15. Piper Michael June 5, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Good morning James…
    Excellent commentary and spot on. Although it could be worse… The Elite could be pounding the drums of war with Russia… oh wait… never mind…

    As I previously wrote, more and more we are becoming;

    The Kabuki dance in the theater of the damned.

    • DA June 5, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

      The Kabuki dance in the theater of the damned.

      Excellent! I imagine the mood on the Titanic in it’s final moments was much the same.

  16. Farmer McGregor June 5, 2017 at 10:33 am #

    Terrific post, Jim.
    Too many great lines to bother quoting here, just read the whole post over again and laugh some more…
    except for the serious tragedy that is our collective insanity, and the sense of embarrassment it provokes.

  17. noel bodie June 5, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    To push back a bit on your “slow economic collapse”……Dow is at historic highs, the rich keep getting richer, the oligarchs are in the cat bird seat in DC, the right wing think tanks, foundations and institutes are just fine with buckets full of money, they are printing research at a breakneck speed to justify the continued lowering of taxes on the rich, increase defense contractors slop trough, and the increase of minimum wage is a bridge too far for the times. My point….go full Bernie and tax the mothafuckahs to spread the wealth then talk to me about a “slow economic collapse”

    • venuspluto67 June 5, 2017 at 10:42 am #

      We would probably be well into the long-overdue deflationary compression we have been putting off since early 2009 if it weren’t for the European and Japanese central banks flooding the world financial markets with four trillion dollars in conjured-from-thin-air money since January 2016. I wonder for how much longer the funnee-munnee tsunami will be able to keep Wile E Coyote suspended in mid-air a few steps past the edge of the cliff?

      • venuspluto67 June 5, 2017 at 10:43 am #

        Whoops, meant to say “three trillion dollars”.

    • Piper Michael June 5, 2017 at 11:35 am #

      I see the signs of slow economic degeneration/collapse all around me.
      Mall’s that are empty, and have been, since they’ve been built, one, since 2008, not one single store paying rent.
      Houses foreclosed, at least three on this road, and the banks, not only don’t sell them, they don’t fix them, they don’t pay to have the grass cut, the forest is taking them back.
      I don’t understand that… but it makes sense only under one scenario.
      The Fed buys up all these mortgage bonds, and thus, ‘owns’ the property… and it has no interest in anything but its own agenda…
      the agenda of the mad.

      • outsider June 5, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

        I saw a report on TV which said that 25% of the still operating malls will be closing in the next 5 years or so. At some point only Walmart and Amazon will be left.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

          Lots of people think that will spur the next crisis as it will collapse city revenues. Local stores and especially malls prop up local governments.

        • BackRowHeckler June 5, 2017 at 9:21 pm #

          and I think Walmart is not too solid either.

  18. JimInFlorida June 5, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Vladimir The Great is seeing all the road signs but can’t see the damn map in front of him!

    The map of Reaganomics and its successive malfeasant evolutions (GHW Bush’s NWO, PNAC, War on Terror, financial bubbles, etc) will tell Putin what he needs to know.

    Furthermore, the current paradigm has been officially in power for the past 36 years. There’s a NEAR INFINITE amount of mass in motion now and moving at great speed. We’re talking about QUADRILLION$ in stolen wealth at stake. Uncountable sums of fictitious wealth built upon the cancer of Reaganomics. Which includes endless layers of kited credit structures must be propped up at any cost. Including WW3 if TPTB can get away with it.

    Once that is understood, then Vlad will know that the Matrix is fully conscious of what it is doing. The Evil Empire is too big to stop frontally. The keystone must be knocked out of the arch. The owners must be taken out. The most powerful weapons systems in the world won’t work without authorization and Vlad can remove that authorization in the only way possible:

    “Kill The Billionaires or Billions Will Be Killed. It’s Just That Simple(TM)”

    • FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      Kill The Billionaires, or Kill Bill for short:

      youtube.com/watch?v=ZxJrdCIejus

      the main sign of the Greatness and Goodness is the right to kill with impunity.

      kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/covfefe-land/#comment-305542

      • JimInFlorida June 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

        Nah, I’m not buying the moral bait n’ switch buried in that Kill Bill quote.

        “the main sign of the Greatness and Goodness is the right to kill with impunity.”

        Who is being killed and WHY they must be killed is all important. Goodness reserves the right to protect the righteous.
        Goodness then becomes Greatness when it kills those who would prey upon the righteous.

        Unpack the meaning of what is righteous and you’ll find all of the time-honored and traditional markers that Janos and I extol.

        I’ve already explained in the past why the billionaires are not just a bunch of one-dimensional Scrooge McDuck cartoon characters. They are ACTIVE and AGGRESSIVE CANCER CELLS in the body-politic.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 1:10 am #

          All eight of Guru Gobind’s sons fell in a great battle against the Muslims. His wife ran to his tent and shrieked, What have you done? How could sacrifice all eight of our sons? He replied, “I sacrificed the eight sons for all these sons” – as his hand gestured to the encamped Sikh army around them. She accepted it and became the Mother of the Khalsa.

    • EvyCory June 9, 2017 at 1:51 am #

      “QUADRILLION$ in stolen wealth”

      Yeah, it’s called paper. I’ll grant that you do have a great imagination. Piketty refuses to acknowledge that the S&P and Fed balance sheet are tightly correlated and that this is tightly correlated with wealth inequality (I have a graph where it’s about 96% correlated). That’s because the government is getting to 40% of the economy and prints to spend, so it can’t upset the printing press. The left’s way to prosperity is to put everyone on food stamps and constantly bail out the system, after it becomes inflated and unfair. Dodd-Frank did what exactly? Oh, it allowed the further decline of community banking and the further concentration of the banking system. Thanks 40,000 pages coming from overrated American leftists that only support union bureaucracies. European countries even die laughing. Too much self-esteem. American public education is like the lunches served in the cafeteria. More money = less quality. Just make sure we all go into debt getting 40 credentials from a fifth-rate American university to get a job. Oh, and that Obamacare left our country with only a 17 and change % of GDP cost? How nice. Hong Kong has the world’s highest life expectancy (1.7 doctors per thousand) and best school performance, spending less than 6% of GDP on healthcare and 20% of GDP running a debt-free government. Did I also mention the extremely low crime? It happens to be one of the least regulated economies in the world with one of the highest population densities in the world, with no natural resources. I’m not impressed with you guys. You are living in the past.

      Listen to Stephen Hawking give us his leftist solution: colonize deep space. Apparently, the world-renowned physicist hasn’t heard of the relativistic rocket equation. Quite embarrassing. Must be the Western school system.

  19. teddyboy46 June 5, 2017 at 10:46 am #

    I find it ironically hilarious that i believe Valdimer Putin more than i do the American government. Why? Because he right.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 1:13 am #

      Yes, you are not alone. There are millions of us. And not just here: some East Germans have begged for him to take East Germany back into Russian Federation. To save them from Islam and those who allowed Islam in.

      We can only pray that Trump becomes half the man he is in time to save this nation.

      • outsider June 6, 2017 at 8:15 am #

        Janos, Thus the reason why the mainstream presstitutes have been ordered to take down Trump by whatever means necessary.

  20. wm5135 June 5, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    DrTomSchmidt – ” The global elite have to KNOW about depletion of cheap, high-EROEI oil.”
    That sir is most surely a certainty. That .1%(less than that?) of the global population also have the wherewithal to do something about the situation.
    *
    ie. Destabilize and make all governments superfluous, introduce contradictory ideologies into all political environments, poison the well of all cultures and set hundreds of millions of humans in motion around the globe, fund zero sum conflicts in all regions and profit from it all.
    *
    The most genius part of their effort is:
    1. convince the general population that their only hope for survival is to make the attempt to join the .1%
    2. convince the same group they are innocent and the problem is their neighbor.
    Perhaps the intelligent idiot part for this small group of humans is believing they are immune from the outcome.
    *
    The latest research into gene therapy might be of interest. Lab animals that underwent gene therapy were relieved of the infirmity caused by the malevolent gene. The downside was the raft of genetic mutations that sprang up after the therapy.

  21. Dumbedup June 5, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    If there is no fire why is there so much smoke? That is, if there hasn’t been anything illegal then why did Mike Flynn take the 5th and why was Comey fired? I think we will know more on Thursday, but the last of this story has not been written. It’s just that our system is so dysfunctional that even an investigation (the French finished there’s in 2 weeks) blow up at every turn and with every breath of self-serving posturing by tweedledum and tweedledee.

    Hacking is hacking. We can show when, where and how, and that information is probably already known but kept quiet because the Deep State wants as much mileage out of it as they can get. On the other hand, interference is something else. The election/political system in the U.S. is susceptible to manipulation because it is an open and robust process and political speech enjoys the widest and deepest First Amendment protection. It is as true today as it was in 1796 when French ghost writers published articles in newspapers opposing the Federalist Party (and supporting Jefferson) because they were taking the British side in their ongoing war.

    • Dumbedup June 5, 2017 at 11:03 am #

      The French finished their investigation into Russian interference in their recent election in 2 weeks.

    • nsa June 5, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      This is the classic Joe Goebbels argument……”nothing to hide, nothing to fear”. Heard this brilliance once from the lips of a fat butch female Seattle detective after finding a shot dead convenience store clerk at 4 AM and dialing 911. Looking at my license, the fat lezzie moron opined “of course we don’t suspect you but would you mind if we look through your truck?”. We all have plenty to hide……..especially the S&W stainless 357 under the seat.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 5, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

        Nice comments. What are you, a perfect human specimen? An Adonis among homunculi, dispensing judgement? Somehow I doubt it.

        If you were concealing a gun you shouldn’t have had, I hope she arrested you.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

          As Brendan Behan said, there’s no situation that the presence of a policeman can’t make worse. And that guaranteed with a fat lesbo cop.

    • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

      That’s it. Why all the hubub if there’s nothing here? I’m sorry anyone who believes his name belongs in the same breath as university is a sham.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

        Why all the pictures of lunar landing if we never went? One minute (ok, five minutes at least) you have a whole philosophy of deception and the next everything is as it seems to be. Your incoherence is breathtaking.

        • seawolf77 June 5, 2017 at 9:27 pm #

          Because we all want to preserve memories of our lunar vacation, you perfidious leech. Your emotional incontinence reveals itself with every keystroke. I suppose you would have me believe that Trump laid this trail of treasonous slime to what…throw us onto the trail. To distract us with evidence. What’s next pictures of him performing fellatio on Vlad the Impaler … that are as contrived as J Edgar Hoover… when all is not as it seems. You talk in circles because your mind is square and it’s the only navigable path that doesn’t have right angles.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 12:29 am #

            Megyn? Is that you? Woman is very deep. Indeed there is no bottom. The Black Hole or Yoni at the Centre of the Universe, sucking in all Light and Life.

      • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

        But why? Universities sell a name, a title, a stamp of approval. They overcharge, make you borrow, and leave you in mounds of debt. But hey, you have a sheepskin for your wall.

  22. Beryl of Oyl June 5, 2017 at 11:14 am #

    Hey. No posters yet carrying forth the Russians narrative.

    I think there was a major international, or should I say global, financial racket behind the Paris accord, so it was much more than a feel-good PR stunt. There were yuge amounts of money at stake.

    The conspicuous consumption of the loudest adherents to the warming hypothesis, should have clued more people in that this was not about the environment, but some people are incapable of that kind of thinking.
    I thank God Donald Trump is not.

    Speaking of hypotheses, the renewed interest in the murder of Seth Rich, and Hillary Clinton’s recent public behavior, are the makings of a Shakespearean or perhaps Greek tragedy. She appears to be haunted by something.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 5, 2017 at 11:15 am #

      Oops. I spoke too soon.

    • daveed June 5, 2017 at 10:26 pm #

      “The conspicuous consumption of the loudest adherents to the warming hypothesis, should have clued more people in that this was not about the environment, but some people are incapable of that kind of thinking.”

      I was waiting with bated breath to see if you were going to trot out the Paleolithics’ Perennial Punching Bag….. old Al Gore. But you refrained. Thanks.

  23. sprawlcapital June 5, 2017 at 11:22 am #

    And Rachel Maddow practically popped a carotid artery in her muscular neck from all that shrieking.
    ======================================
    That’s worth every penny I’ve paid in to Patreon. Hilarious!!

    As to the Paris Climate accords, I agree it’s too late. Maybe around 1960 there would have still been time–if we had decided then to halt construction of the Interstate Highway System, and did everything we could to preserve our railroads.

    • sprawlcapital June 5, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

      CORRECTIONS:

      That’s [that alone is] worth every penny I’ve paid [payed] in to Patreon. Hilarious!!

  24. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

    I recognize the hand of the master

    Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing this state of supporting terrorism, and in fact, embarked on a warpath with it.

    The conflict between Qatar and its neighbors occurred a week after the summit of the Persian Gulf and the United States in Riyadh, when the Qatari news agency placed on behalf of the emir speech in support of building relations with Iran.

    In fact, a week ago, US President Trump threatened all Arab states, promising them that “if they do not stop supporting terrorism, their lives will be very short” and their souls will not wind up in paradise.

    And it is very possible that the Arab countries decided to make Qatar a scapegoat, in the hope that it was Qatar where the Clinton Foundation transferred several billion dollars.

    But Qatar’s proposal to “build” relations with Iran on the eve of the summit says that it was Qatar who first decided to give up supporting terrorism, since the terrorist wars in Syria, Iraq and Lebanon are wars with Iran, which supports both President Assad in Syria and Shiites In Iraq, and the Hussites in Yemen.

    All this is very reminiscent of Erdogan’s attack on terrorism two years ago, when, after the terrorist attack on Kurds in the town of Suruc, he took advantage of this as an excuse to attack the victims of terror – the Kurds – in the guise of fighting terror. Further, Turkey downed a Russian airplane in Syria from the pitch of Hillary Clinton and it required an attempted coup d’etat in order to stop Erdogan from going to a direct armed conflict with Russia.

    But then that was Hillary Clinton, and now who?

    If it turns out that the money of Clintons left Qatar, then I will have to admit that…

  25. wm5135 June 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

    The Paris Accords- In with executive agreement out by executive agreement, or in with the bad air and out with the good air. Let’s have a look at the agreement: in 2020 we will all take an assessment and determine what we individually will do. Toothless blather in whole.
    Take a look at what Ugo Bardi has to say about the realities involved in creating a global sustainable electric grid and I will take all the hand wringing more seriously.
    Remember when it was “Morning in America” and the actor had the solar panels removed from the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? The final nail in the coffin perhaps?

  26. outsider June 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

    I was looking forward to watching Megyn Kelly’s much-hyped interview with Putin on her new show’s premiere. To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. No doubt NBC just included the answers in the heavily edited interview that they thought made Putin look bad. Not to worry, he still made poor Megyn look small and nasty. She did not come up with one original question and obviously tested Vlad’s patience. The show itself had the same three segment format as its competitor “60 Minutes.” Sad to think that they spent months developing this show as a catalyst for their new star, and couldn’t even come up with anything original. Miss Megyn (as O’Reilly used to call her) may wind up wishing that she had stayed at FOX.

    • BackRowHeckler June 5, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

      Outsider, last year Putin was interviewed by Charlie Rose, and Putin laughed right in his face. Charlie was taken aback, not used to that sort of thing. American pols usually wither when Charlie asks the hard questions.

      brh

  27. wm5135 June 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Ms. Kelly’s show? Personally I have watched enough infomercials to last me for the balance of my days.
    If I understand the situation correctly our chief executive has a lower security clearance than most of those managing the information, by design. Perhaps Finc knows what the reality is for the Russian system.
    Every bit of information available to our chief executive is filtered to meet his clearance. Perhaps Mr. Putin has access to information that allows him to make knowledgeable decisions.
    Do I really think our presidents are in a shooting gallery blindfolded? Yes I do.
    One more note about the Paris Accords – if Mr. Trump has made a good decision for all of the wrong reasons, it remains a good decision.

  28. sauerkraut June 5, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    There are a few recent trends which, I think, should be linked.

    1. Printing trillions and trillions of fiat currency, which underpin at least a quadrillion of derivatives, of which perhaps 20% comprises naked exposure;
    2. Removal of large bills from circulation, even as inflation diminishes their value even further;
    3. A silent and unannounced War on Cash;
    4. Bail-in legislation, which allows banks to confiscate the contents of customer’s accounts;
    5. Increasingly Draconian tax policy which allows for confiscation of assets by all levels of government, thus forcing one to keep some assets in fiat;
    6. The apparent suppression of precious metals, which could constitute an alternative to fiat (recall that holding gold was illegal in the 1930’s);
    7. The rise of cryptocurrency as another possible alternative to fiat;
    8. Trial balloons about why to suppress and control the internet (upon which cryptocurrencies largely depend). Child pornography was the cause du jour a few years ago, now it’s fake news and/or radicalization.

    Is it just me, or does anyone else see our assets (and therefore us) being herded into a corral from which there is no escape?

    • malthuss June 5, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

      Thanks. Nice, short list of not nice facts.

  29. pequiste June 5, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    Omigosh — I thought the “Paris Accords” was about the resumption of unlimited Yzlamik immigration into Western nations; the regularly scheduled weekly quota of Yzlamik terror attacks on Christians and Jews and to ensure the Louvre shall put a burka on Venus De Milo and a niqab on Mona Lisa tout suite.

    On the other hand the NBA finals are just the psychic relief that America needs to get its game back on.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

      Some patriots put a MAGA cap on the statue of Fearless Girl – a clueless little girl who puts her hands on her hips and smirks, thinking that will stop a charging bull. Another Patriot placed another statue at her feet – a little dog peeing on her.

      It’s the Pats vs the Stealers of our Culture.

      • outsider June 6, 2017 at 8:26 am #

        Janos, Did you mean “Steelers.” I’m from near the ‘Burgh, so, unlike seawolf, don’t forget the “h.”

        • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

          You got the joke but didn’t laugh. You will never attain Satori if you are literal.

  30. 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    Trump isn’t the elephant. Not by a long shot. He’s the Timothy Q Mouse steering the elephant. Just as Timothy got Dumbo into quite a few clumsy situations and minor disasters before rearranging the show, it sure beat the alternative: acquiescing to the powers that be in the circus.

  31. ASPOarticle374 June 5, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

    Old Testament Daniel Chapter 4 V-15 tells us “The Great Tree That Shelters Many shall be nearly destroyed except roots kept intact by “Bands Of Iron And Bronze”. USA railway remnants hold together the Union Of States. Scriptural prophecy has layers. Spiritual aspect describes Israel and the Jew.

    In our era, America in two world wars and particularly aftermath of WWII USA Marshall Plan was exemplar of positive American influence on millions of people. America did good in spite of greedy aspects of foreign policy puppeteers. American postwar golden age coincides with Truman’s Baptist background and understanding of American imperative to foster return of Jewish Sovereign Nation to former Covenant boundaries.

    Mr. Kunstler has suggested Israel be relocated to Nebraska sometime back. Choosing Mormon Nebraska reflects a National hardening of heart against Israel, including University and mainline US churches. Methodist boycott against Israel and almost uniform media and intellectuals’ condemnation and insult against Netanyahu and Israeli reaction to Muslim attack has Divine consequences….

    Atheists and Darwin still hold sway, so America reaps results of turning against Israel. As for Darwinian preferences, witness racism, eugenics, genocide and abortion. All this shedding of innocent blood made easy when we take as scientific fact all life has sprung from goo to zoo to you!

    As long as America has Spiritual Core plus the railway matrix, our Union Shall endure. Witness American premiere railway system has moniker: UNION PACIFIC. Jim Kunstler has grown weary and hopeless on suggesting railway requisite, so here let us say again: We must enhance railway capacity and reach including rebuild of dormant rail lines. Franklin’s inclusion of Post Roads for written communication were redefined as “Railways”; Post Office network becoming synonymous with railway lines per act of congruous in 1838.

    After EMP/HAMP events coming our way, railways will be last hedge against famine. Post Office communications role is crucial when all the plastic palaver ceases milliseconds after Troposphere Nuclear detonations over North America. See 3 June web page “38North” article by Graham…. Debka.com gives Middle East newsfeed.

    Feast on gloom and doom or get to work on the railway? Railway was defined in military talk as “Second Dimension Surface Transport Logistics Platform”. Helps visualize railway as stand alone, apolitical transportation with in-house repair and operations mission and ability.

    • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 1:36 pm #

      And Niravam, lots of Niravam (face palm)

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

      Replacement Theology IS Christianity. The Church is the New Israel, Christians the new Chosen People. Real Christians see the Jews as Covenant breakers. Pious Orthodox Jews agree: Israel, a nation set up by force and fraud against the people of Palestine, can never be the Israel of God promised to the Jews.

      • S M Tenneshaw June 5, 2017 at 10:25 pm #

        You lie like a rug. Visit shoebat.com/ and get back to us.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 1:24 am #

          Yeah good site for info about Muslim atrocities and the Jihad in the Phillipines especially. The Jews, who control our foreign policy, don’t want to help defeat that one. Duerte want us off of that island before we start helping the Muslims. Why won’t we help? Because the Phillipines is Christian.

          • S M Tenneshaw June 6, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

            Yeah, right. The Jews control our foreign policy so they selected Obumma to ram Islam down our throats. Makes perfect sense.

  32. 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

    Rock and a Hard Place

    The fields of Eden
    Are full of trash
    And if we beg and we borrow and steal
    We’ll never get it back
    People are hungry
    They crowd around
    And the city gets bigger as the country comes begging to town
    Stuck between a rock
    And a hard place
    Between a rock and a hard place

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

      The Indians, both real and faux, left behind mountains of trash when their Dakota protest was broken up. The Oil Company is much cleaner.

      • bentley12 June 5, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

        Until there is a massive fucking oil spill, you idiot. Then how clean will the oil company be?

        • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

          So in other words, you don’t dispute that the cleanest crowds are Tea Partiers and the messiest are Leftist Greens?

          You want to give up oil? How will you keep warm? Burn garbage? Is that why you want more immigrants – for the garbage?

        • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

          Looks as though I started this mess. How about this Stones song instead?

          Street Fighting’ Man

          Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
          ‘Cause summer’s here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
          Well what can a poor boy do

          Hey! Think the time is right for a palace revolution
          ‘Cause where I live the game to play is compromise solution
          Well, then what can a poor boy do

      • 100th Avatar June 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

        Mmmhmmm, and is where we insert, “and they did it without reservations”, pun?

  33. bentley12 June 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm #

    Jim, does the bone-deep racism, hatred, bigotry and ignorance that is on plain view on these boards ever get to you?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 3:45 pm #

      America is only possible because of the conquest of the Indians. Whites are the Native Americans – obviously! My views are the views of the Native Americans, the men who conquered this land and bequeathed it to you – their underserving progeny. Now you want to give it back to the Indians. The first thing they will do is kick your worthless White ass out.

    • James Howard Kunstler June 5, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

      Yes it does sometimes get to me Bentley, and at times I delete posts. But Janos for one is, at least, polite in delivering his extreme opinions, and I would rather allow them to be in plain sight where readers can see them and make up their own minds than to have them festering in the deep background. All human beings have a dark side and dark thoughts, and pretending otherwise is unhealthy. — JHK

      • Walter B June 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

        I have always agreed with you Jim, but here I must take issue. There are those (though they may be few) that have no sides that are not bathed in the light and I submit to you here and now that I am witness to a few. It is more than possible, though not exactly likely, that humans can evolve to a level where they can appreciate beauty without feeling the need to defile it. It is invigorating to a level that is impossible to understand unless it has been achieved. Do not lose Faith, it exists and it is very, very special.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

          Many Orthodox Mystics experience the same transfiguration that Christ and the Apostles experienced on Mt Tabor. Seraphim of Sarov is only the most famous.

          Needless to say, that such men couldn’t exist without Christian warriors, nobles, and pious laymen to protect and support them.

      • Dumbedup June 6, 2017 at 10:04 am #

        I’m glad you don’t engage in more censorship than is absolutely necessary, but there is a downside. There was a day when extreme opinions remained in the background. We knew they were there, but the common culture refused to accept them except on the strictest of terms. Perhaps that is where they need to stay – on the margins. Allowing them to fester in the open breeds complacency and even desensitization.

        To me it similar to the dress code in schools. We should never have allowed our young men to wear their pants below waist level.

      • PeteAtomic June 7, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

        Every time I read what Janos posts I imagine Lindsay Graham & David Duke having a baby together and naming it Janos, LOL

    • malthuss June 5, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

      I am a proud xenophobe and denier.
      A deplorable.

      • thwack June 5, 2017 at 9:51 pm #

        Im black and ugly.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 12:37 am #

          You’re growing, Thwack.

          • malthuss June 6, 2017 at 1:25 am #

            Have you seen Tiger Woods mugshot?

            What happened to him? [besides being arrested].

          • outsider June 6, 2017 at 8:43 am #

            malthuss, Tiger’s whole identity revolved around golf, and he is unable to play professionally anymore. Unless he’s not human, he can never come back and compete with the youngsters after four back surgeries. Perhaps the steroids and the womanizing ruined him. Whatever, I hope he’s saved some of his millions. It would be sad to see him wind up broke and destitute like Mike Tyson.

          • elysianfield June 6, 2017 at 10:52 am #

            “What happened to him? [besides being arrested].”

            Why, consorting with white women, of course…look what that did to the rest of us….

          • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

            Seriously, what’s her name put a curse on him. He never really was on top after she realized he cheated on her and she chased him around with a golf club.

    • Sean Coleman June 6, 2017 at 2:09 am #

      ‘bentley12’

      Why don’t you name the racists? Am I one? Then you can report them (anonymously) to the authorities.

      As for bigotry and ignorance could you summarize what you have in mind? Give a list of what opinions cannot be expressed, what subjects should not be discussed. Then we can all get behind you and clean up ‘these boards’. I mean, you are not giving us much to go on.

      And I bet you consider yourself to be an enlightened, informed and tolerant person.

      Does JHK not get fed up with this constant bone-deep bigotry and knee-jerk intolerance?

      • elysianfield June 6, 2017 at 11:01 am #

        ” bone-deep bigotry and knee-jerk intolerance”

        Sean,
        Is there any chance, even less than 1%, that the “bigots” and those inflicted with knee-jerk intolerance enjoy a basal level of truth to what they opine? Have they nothing to say other than drivel and ignorance? Are they all knaves and fools?

        Your comment begs for clarification. I only saw things in black and white in my ignorant youth.

        • Sean Coleman June 6, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

          I think you have lost me but I will hazard a reply to what you might have been asking which is, “Is there any truth in what knee-jerk liberal bigots say?” If so, then yes, of course, much even, which is one reason it is hard to argue with them. (The main reason is that they are dishonest.)

          Another question that comes to mind is, “Do they realize they are bigots?”

          I think the answer to that is yes, but they try not to think about it. You don’t need to think when you have emotion on your side.

          The end justifies the means.

          If there exists a fixed virtue anywhere in the moral chaos it is, I think, that racism is the supreme, timeless evil and trumps everything else including homophobia and misogyny, and probably even paedophilia too. The temptation is to shout ‘racist’ whenever the discussion gets uncomfortable, which happens often “on these boards”.

          • elysianfield June 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

            Sean,
            Thank you. But what is “racist”…what is a “Bigot”? Both are but cudgels to punish those with thoughts or observations that are not politically correct. An example;

            I am relatively unique amongst the readership in that I spent four years, 8 hours a day, in a ghetto environment, very visible, and aware of the enmity directed towards the white race…saw examples daily…ignorance, violent hatred and unrestrained violence. I also saw those blacks who were better humans than am I….decent, hard working, non-violent, relatively intelligent…the majority, however, not so much. I then decided I do not want to live within black culture AS A GENERAL RULE…I’d self-segregate insofar as I was able(as the vast majority of white people do). Does this make me a “bigot” or a “racist”…and I mean those terms as pejoratives…as you might define them.

            When you can describe “racism”, that timeless evil, and with that definition impugn me, than can the term have meaning insofar as real, honest human interaction is concerned? What is a non-bigot, or non racist in reality? In action? Do you live in a Ghetto…prices for homes are much more affordable there…? But no, probably not.

          • Sean Coleman June 7, 2017 at 11:20 am #

            elysianfield

            I think we are at cross-purposes.

            While right-wing, racist bigotry exists (after all, it is the only form of bigotry we ever hear about) I am directing my criticism at the Left, which has a near-monopoly on bigotry now. Read my post again with this in mind and see if it makes any more sense. I don’t think many people know what I am talking about on blogs, to be honest.

            I look on it as a psychological thing, more specifically as a mass delusion since people living in a fantasy can’t think straight.

    • devon44 June 6, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

      Be a man and deal with him yourself, ya little snitch.

      Besides, Janos has actually made me laugh a couple of times.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

        Yeah, we really have to bring back dueling. I’m good at annoying people without even trying. I’d study the sword and as the challenged party I’d have the right to choose the weapon. I wouldn’t be challenging others for the most part, so I’d be fine and rack up a long string of victories.

        I’m glad you get a chuckle. Laughter is the best medicine. I asked my Dad if he disliked Blacks and he said no, they’re funny. He hated them but that is the best tack to take. I thought it was racist at the time and disapproved. He was right and I was wrong. Thank God I had his example to fall back on. Most people become more liberal as they age, but our age is dying and the Wolf age is coming. We have to reverse this tendency to meet the exigencies of our times. Thank to Dad, I was able. I’m back and it’s great.

        • thwack June 7, 2017 at 7:52 am #

          I asked my Dad if he disliked Blacks and he said no, they’re funny.

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

          So he would be entertained if your sister brought me to dinner at your house?

  34. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm #

    Senate Committee Launches First New Clinton Corruption Investigation

    Senate Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley has launched a new investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s effort to thwart a Bangladesh government corruption probe of Muhammad Yunus, a Clinton Foundation donor and close friend of the Clintons.

    “If the Secretary of State used her position to intervene in an independent investigation by a sovereign government simply because of a personal and financial relationship stemming from the Clinton Foundation rather than the legitimate foreign policy interests of the United States, then that would be unacceptable,” Grassley told Tillerson.

    dailycaller.com/2017/06/04/senate-committee-launches-a-new-clinton-investigation/

    Grandma has arrived! Satanists are in horror

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/sasha_portland/16992771/42128/42128_600.jpg

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

      Oh no, not Mohammad Yunnus! Ralph Nader loved him! He empowered women. But evidently many of these 3rd World Women would abscond with money or never pay the loans back. Every aspect of the Left is a lie since they have a Manichean view of Humanity: they and their allies are perfect while their opponents are unspeakably evil with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. This is the mindset Lenin and others recommended. It flatters the ego and it stuck.

  35. wm5135 June 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

    Mr. Skorenzy your constant theme of us vs them seems quite dualistic at it’s core. Your portrayal of your tribe as the light and the other as the darkness must hide something that your words do not express. I believe the slur you just slung was aimed at yourself.
    In one of your recent posts you opined that the exercise of power is all that there is. I understand your perspective that only those in the light have the right to exercise power. However you wish to portray yourself an overwhelming exercise of power to send your viewpoint back to the realm of light would be both rational and justified using your own metric.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

      The Sufis say that Christ taught the way to the other world, but Mohammad taught the way in both worlds. Thus Christianity cannot survive without the Old Testament teachings on property, fertility, marriage, business, war, etc. Christ’s teaching were only for the few when taken in and of themselves.

      Surely you see that? Mohammad was not only a mystic and prophet, but a warlord, lawgiver, and political genius.

    • JimInFlorida June 6, 2017 at 10:55 am #

      wm, you mischaracterize Janos.

      wm, you’re misrepresenting Janos.

      Janos defends ORGANIC COMPATIBILITY. Anglos, Normans, Celts, Nordics, Gauls, Franks, etc. have their respective dysfunctions but, they are OURS. Because we understand our own dysfunctions, we are able to create institutions and cultures to control them.

      Muslims and Jews bring strange gods with them which disrupt that organic cohesion. Janos and I point out these things, label them properly, and repudiate them.

      It is LIGHT to protect harmony within the body-politic of tribes that can agree on a common cause.
      It is DARKNESS to introduce alien tribes which disrupt, “die Geist das Volk.”

  36. FincaInTheMountains June 5, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

    5 p.m.

    apnews.com/26006a0441e5480088d1616ead314528/The-Latest:-Saudi-airline-suspending-flights-to-Qatar

    An Iranian official says his country can export food to Qatar by sea, as Saudi Arabia and three other nations move to isolate the gas-rich nation after severing diplomatic ties and accusing it of supporting terrorism.

    The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Reza Nourani, chairman of the union of exporters of agricultural products, as saying Monday that food shipments sent from Iran can reach Qatar in 12 hours.

    Qatar relies on food trucked in from Saudi Arabia across its sole land border. Al-Jazeera reported that trucks carrying food for Qatar are now lining up across the border, unable to enter the country.

    Iran and Saudi Arabia are regional rivals who back opposing sides in the wars in Syria and Yemen.

  37. trypillian June 5, 2017 at 6:56 pm #

    It is most amusing to say Ruskies are sane and Yankees are insane. The truth is the Rusky version of totalitarianism is covert while the US version of the above is overt, hidden in plain sight as it were. Madog Putin, a neo-mafia boss, is related to the madog Rasputin, who through nefarious intentions, assisted the evolution of the criminal economy of Russia today. It’s true, really, all Russians know this. They also know the reason Catherine the Great died, which was her propensity for companionship of the equine variety, but I digress.

    • janet June 5, 2017 at 8:55 pm #

      Good comment. More frightening than amusing … the not so faint praise of an ex-KGB agent on CFN.

      • trypillian June 6, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

        Very perceptive of you and it is appreciated.

    • The Articulate Infant June 6, 2017 at 12:33 am #

      “They also know the reason Catherine the Great died, which was her propensity for companionship of the equine variety’
      This is nothing less than misogyny. Where’s the outrage Janet?
      Trypillian, you most unwise. You display a poor knowledge of Russian history & culture. You might want to read some books on the subject before putting forth such rather ill-founded assertions.
      Also,Catherine the Great died of a stroke, not by being penetrated by horses.

      • capt spaulding June 6, 2017 at 7:58 am #

        It wasn’t by a horse, it was by Milton Berle.

      • trypillian June 7, 2017 at 12:03 am #

        Putin really is related to RasPutin, the court jester. Todays version uses smoke and mirrors much like his long lost cousin to dupe the proletariat. Wikipedia does state RasPutin was a factor in bringing down the Czar regime. There is a resemblance between them, the pathological, vacant expression, the demonic eyes, all in keeping with a moribund wizard of evil.

        Catherine the not so Great, to be fair did have a stable of soldiers of the two-legged kind, however, the black widow silenced them permanently after the romantic encounter,

  38. Pucker June 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    Bernie also got to keep all of the money that the Millennials donated to his campaign.

    “Thanks in large part to his successful foray into authorship, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made more than $1 million in 2016. That’s according to his latest U.S. Senate financial disclosure, which he filed Sunday after receiving a 20-day extension.

    The most notable source of income: book royalties. Sanders received a $795,000 advance for his best-selling book, Our Revolution. He got another $63,750 for his forthcoming the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, a book aimed at young readers coauthored with Kate Waters. And he took in $6,735 in royalties for his 1997 memoir Outsider in the House.

    That’s more than $865,000 for peddling his working-class ideas. Not bad. “

    • Pucker June 5, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

      Vermont must be a strange place? Isn’t the setting of JHK’s new book in Vermont? Vermont was where all of the Vermont officials were caught up in that big US green card immigration scam called “Jay Peak”.

  39. BackRowHeckler June 5, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

    Ya, I could see Deplorables and SJW types having it out, in fact its already begun on the streets of Portland, Oregon.

    Some of these SJW revolutionaries you see on various websites — overweight white coeds with exaggerated eyeglasses, purple hair cut in a strange way, and big mouths, (always expressing outrage at this or that slight, making their loud voices heard) I wonder what kind of street fighters they would actually make? Historically, as revolutionaries go, how do they stack up historically with previous revolutionary cadre? What if a squad of them would have showed up for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight in Spain, or the Red Army in the Russian Civil War, or soldiers in Mao’s Long March? Would they be welcomed with open arms as needed reinforcements, or laughed out of the place? that’s the question.

    On the other hand, I know quite a few so called ‘Deplorables”, regular guys, who spend 3 or 4 hours per week at the public range, burning up ammunition.

    brh

    • BackRowHeckler June 5, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

      Sam Fuller, just a boy when he came over on the Mayflower, orphaned within a few months in Plymouth Colony.

      • johngalt June 6, 2017 at 9:10 am #

        JHK: “For the taking of offense rests in the bosom of the stupid ones.” -Ecclesiastes

        You can delete my comments until Kingdom Come; it will not negate persistence.

        My bloodline extends to Dr. Samuel Fuller of Mayflower descent.
        …..and life in the New Republic is getting better all the time.

        PLAYLIST:
        youtube.com/watch?v=ezfWlD4GwPo&index=1&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-

        • JimInFlorida June 6, 2017 at 11:58 am #

          jahngalt

          If you offered up some commentary, instead of spamming the same URL, then your posts would likely stay up.

          Endlessly throwing up the same got-truth website is LAZY.

          Take the content of got-truth and APPLY IT in the form of your own commentary and opinion.

          • johngalt June 6, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

            OK.

            The classic libtards, represented by JHK, who have been chicken little’s for 50 years, continue to cry it’s the end of the world.

            And they are correct…..for the old republic, in which they reside.

            In the New Republic, it’s getting better all the time, for rugged individualists who stand collectively for the Bill of Rights.

            -JG-

    • The Articulate Infant June 6, 2017 at 1:30 am #

      ” I wonder what kind of street fighters they would actually make?”
      From my experience, one or two them could hold their own in one on one fistfight, the majority of them though, are weak, gutless blowhards, they get their ‘strength’ in a mob. Get these ones in a fair fight and they go down faster than cheap hookers.
      “Would they be welcomed with open arms as needed reinforcements, or laughed out of the place?” Laughed out of the place is the answer – they are useless in all human endeavor – except throwing tantrums. Then again, they probably would have been of some use in the revolutionary armies of the past you mentioned – as catamites and whores that is.

  40. BackRowHeckler June 5, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

    Cards distributed by London Metro Police instructing British citizens on what to do in case of Muslim Terror attack 2017:

    RUN

    HIDE

    TELL

    Winston Churchill’s speech to Parliament in response to German bombing of London 1940:

    … we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may ne

    We shall fight them on the beaches

    We shall fight them on the landing grounds

    We shall fight them in the fields and in the streets

    We shall fight them in the hills;
    we shall never surrender.

    brh

    • johngalt June 6, 2017 at 9:30 am #

      New Republic 2017:
      Defend, Lock, Load, Hunt, Neutralize.

      http://www.got-truth.com

    • JimInFlorida June 6, 2017 at 9:56 am #

      Winston Churchill appealed to a very different Great Britain – which no longer exists. The blood, soul, and sinew of that ancient land are long gone.

      The counter-culture, and THE ONES who promoted it, castrated Great Britain and made it into an island of Wombles and Jezebels.

      The Remnant who’ve gathered under UKIP go through the rituals; trying to summon the old gods of Britain. They raise up the sacred Victorian relics as talismans to ward off the poisonous fog of cultural Marxism (perfectly personified by janet) but, all in vain.

      The Sword of Righteousness that can cut asunder wicked men has no power over the poisonous fog belched forth by the children of The Dragon. The Dragon’s children must be expelled; along with their weapon of Muslim immigrants. THEN the fog can be dispelled and measures taken to prevent such pestilence from spreading over Great Britain again.

  41. Pucker June 5, 2017 at 10:21 pm #

    If you notice, Wonder Woman doesn’t have any muscle on her arms, so, in Reality, she wouldn’t even be able to lift the heavy iron sword.

    • daveed June 5, 2017 at 10:46 pm #

      Good observation. But, regardless of her muscle tone, “She hath loosed the fateful lightning of Her terrible swift sword”!

      But………. whatever happened to Anthony Weiner’s laptop?

  42. janet June 5, 2017 at 11:18 pm #

    The Powerful Anti-Terrorism Ad That Is The Hit of Ramadan

    iagreetosee.com/portfolio/powerful-anti-terrorism-ad-ramadan/

    Millions of Muslims have watched it and shared it on Facebook. Muslims are the victims of suicide bombers. Islam is a religion of peace. The only shelter is love.

    “The bomber feels cornered as the crowd surrounds him and the music becomes more upbeat. “Worship your God with love, not terror. Be tender in your faith, tender not harsh. Confront your enemy with peace, not war. Persuade others with leniency, not force” the leader of the pack sings, holding out his hand to the bomber who had fallen. A white man is seen listening attentively to a cleric, in front of a sign that reads, “Let there be no compulsion in religion.”

    The music stops. The bomber falls to his knees, and appears to be ready to detonate his vest.

    But instead of violence, we see fireworks. “Let us bomb violence with mercy” the singers resume. The wedding from the opening shots commences, and the actual surviving bride from a 2005 terrorist attack on her wedding reception is shown smiling at the newly married couple.

    The final frame declares, “we will counter their attacks of hatred with songs of love. From now until happiness.”

    • thwack June 5, 2017 at 11:54 pm #

      By the time you are 30, if you haven’t contemplated stabbing somebody or running them over with a truck…

      it means somethings wrong with you.

      Because God knows there are some people out there that truly deserve it.

      Try not to be one of em.

      • BackRowHeckler June 6, 2017 at 12:23 am #

        But the question is, Thwack, did those people on London Bridge deserve it?

        brh

        • The Articulate Infant June 6, 2017 at 12:37 am #

          You’re asking the wrong person. Put that question to Janet, if the people who got killed/injured in London were white, and more so if they were male, then in Janet’s head, yeah, they got what they deserved. Less white cancer running about, stinking up the world, eh Jan?

          • janet June 6, 2017 at 1:47 am #

            Nobody “deserves” to be murdered, not even those on death row in our racist school-to-prison pipeline, not even police who are guilty of committing police brutality against unarmed civilians.

            Killing perpetuates the cycle of violence. Killing does not bring loved ones back to life. Killing does not rehabilitate. Killing just reduces one to the level of murderers who are willing to take human life. Don’t kill. Don’t join the armed forces to be trained to kill. That way lies madness.

            Just practice livingkindness, even in the face of immoral white violence, even in the face of radical extremists … like Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hahn, Dalai Lama and so many others who have shown the way of peace. Don’t lower yourself to the level of (white and non-white) murderers. Practice compassion and love.

        • thwack June 6, 2017 at 6:01 am #

          Some people say the entire event was staged and nobody was killed?

          Just sayin.

          • JimInFlorida June 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

            How many victims were Black?

        • Elrond Hubbard June 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

          BackRowHeckler: “But the question is, Thwack, did those people on London Bridge deserve it?”

          No.

    • JimInFlorida June 6, 2017 at 10:37 am #

      janet is the personification of al-Taqiyya, i.e. deception for the cause of Allah. It is the Islamic word for concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies.

      That squishy kumbaya video has the strong stench of something Steven Spielberg, or his peers, would have consulted on. A quick scan of the Zain telecom company suggests that this propaganda was contracted out and created to disarm Western critics of Islam. Especially to distract from the SWORD VERSES which make up the TRUE SOUL of Islam.

      The Quran is Talmudism derated for the children of Ishmael.

  43. pequiste June 6, 2017 at 12:26 am #

    “At some point only Walmart and Amazon will be left.” Outsider

    Hey Outsider, you forgot Dollar General. Those things are popping up like crabgrass just about everywhere except the Northwest. Much easier to navigate a human sized store than an aircraft hangar mega-box with the famous awful service.

    • outsider June 6, 2017 at 8:50 am #

      pequiste, You make a good point. And there will always be McDonald’s (although some are located inside Walmarts). But it will be manned by robots rather than pay the workers $15/hour.

  44. Pucker June 6, 2017 at 1:16 am #

    “”Nixon made clear to his top aides that he was not only obsessed with the CIA’s murky past, but also its present. He seemed downright paranoid about the agency, periodically suggesting to his aides that covert operatives lurked everywhere. And indeed, as we shall see, they did. In all likelihood, the practice of filling the White House with intelligence operatives was not limited to the Nixon administration, but an ongoing effort. To the intelligence community, the White House was no different than other civil institutions it actively penetrated. Presidents were viewed less as elected leaders to be served than as temporary occupants to be closely monitored, subtly guided, and where necessary, given a shove.”

    Family of Secrets: The Bush dynasty, the powerful forces that put it in the White House, and what their influence means for America, Russ Baker

  45. KesaAnna June 6, 2017 at 1:20 am #

    I was wondering what had happened to the obligatory , ” why isn’t Janos banned ? ” post. I had not seen one lately.

    Why should an entirely ubiquitous and mainstream sentiment / construction , Social Darwinism , be banned, except to try and ludicrously cover up the fact that it is ubiquitous and mainstream ?

    The ONLY thing unusual about Janos is his knowledge of art and theology.

    I have never liked the, ” people are crazy ” argument. It’s a pseudo-scientific magic wand that transforms your opponent, who may be 50 years old, into a 5 year old you may ignore and dismiss.

    Surely there is something odd and suspicious about etatists using magic wands.

    I’m not so sure Americans , generally or specifically, are crazy.

    Just that, for example, attempts to gloss over that a two party monopoly in a highly centralized state doesn’t appear to have worked out any better than a one party monopoly in a highly centralized state , does APPEAR rather crazy, weird, and bizarre.

    Attempts to gloss over that Trump isn’t any greater a disappointment than Andropov or Chernenko were in comparison to Lenin , appears crazy, weird, and bizarre.

    Attempts to make out that concentration camps are especially damning, when America has the largest prison population in the world, not counting all those “free” untouchables with ” felon” forever marked on their records , appears crazy , weird, and bizarre.

    Perhaps Americans are merely growing a bit MORE SANE in the dawning realization, at least generally and at the periphery , that these narratives do sound crazy, weird, and bizarre.

    Kunstler does come up with some nuggets of gold, Fridays was ,

    “The empire could no longer afford the problem of its own existence.”

    • malthuss June 6, 2017 at 1:23 am #

      You are on fire.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 1:27 am #

      You are Black Gold. Texas Tea. Cue the Beverly Hillbillies score.

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

      LOL! What? Did you think they lived in trailers? Ever try driving almost 200 mph in a pack for 3-4 hours every Sunday? I think not.

  46. KL Cooke June 6, 2017 at 1:28 am #

    “…nonstop Kardashian tranny monster truck shit-show of manufactured melodrama and lost causes…”

    Jim, don’t ever change.

  47. KesaAnna June 6, 2017 at 2:01 am #

    ” Historically, as revolutionaries go, how do they stack up historically with previous revolutionary cadre? ”

    Well, Martin Luther was the son of peasants — who sent him to college, and the Church made him a Doctor of Theology.
    So, while a peasant, hardly an example of pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps. There should be a picture of him in the dictionary under , ” spoiled brat ” .

    Thomas Jefferson — An aristocrat in every measure except the title. Perhaps if he had been given the burdens of a title things would have worked out a little different.

    George Washington — A colonel in the British Army when British snobs were usually loathe to hand out even captaincies to colonials.

    Maximilian Robespierre — full member of the Second Estate.

    Karl Marx — did the guy ever have an actual bill-paying job ??

    Abraham Lincoln — rich railroad lawyer. Mary Todd was not a low maintenance girl. Really though Lincoln should in no way be on this list. He was an establishment man all the way.

    Vladimir Lenin — another full member of the Second Estate.

    Adolf Hitler — son of a minor Customs official . ” minor ” , except that in the largely provincial environment of Hitler’s youth, that meant a very big fish in little ponds.

  48. KesaAnna June 6, 2017 at 3:42 am #

    ” As for bigotry and ignorance could you summarize what you have in mind? Give a list of what opinions cannot be expressed, what subjects should not be discussed. ”

    Never precisely define what that is.

    First problem, unless the list is going to be 10,000 pages long, and thus practically rendered into gibberish , you are going to have to narrow down the list a great deal .

    ” Narrow down ” ?? Terrible ! Neither the peasants nor the aristocracy are going to like narrowing down anything.

    Second problem in defining precisely and in a short list what is forbidden , is that it just might limit what the aristocracy can say and do, just as much as it limits what the peasants can say and do.

    The peasants hate that as much, or more, than the aristocracy.

    The peasants secretly enjoy that the aristocracy are lawless, that the aristocracy can say or do pretty much whatever they like.

    You , too , can rise into the aristocracy , into lawlessness, free to say or do whatever you please.
    Never mind that there is a snowballs chance in Hell of that happening.

    The peasants, no less than the aristocracy, love killing, imprisoning, or otherwise ruining other peasants for saying or doing what the aristocracy does every day.
    Cruelty is a gratifying substitute for a morality.
    And being cruel to the aristocracy would not be so gratifying , as i suggested, it might give peasants the idea that climbing into the ranks of the aristocracy isn’t worth screwing over other peasants for.

    I would hope this is too cynical .

  49. FincaInTheMountains June 6, 2017 at 4:32 am #

    Qatar went against the Clintons?

    The $1bn hostage deal that enraged Qatar’s Gulf rivals

    Doha reportedly paid al-Qaeda affiliate and Iran to win release of royal hunting party.
    ft.com/content/dd033082-49e9-11e7-a3f4-c742b9791d43

    According to the New York rumors, the emir of Qatar, feeling on his own skin that snakes always bite the hand that feeds them, decided to stop supporting terrorists before Trump’s famous speech in Riyadh and blocked the money of the Clinton Foundation at a time when they needed it more than ever in connection with the investigation initiated by the US Senate of her activities as Secretary of State.

  50. Pucker June 6, 2017 at 4:52 am #

    “Freshmen and seniors at about 200 colleges across the U.S. take a little-known test every year to measure how much better they get at learning to think. The results are discouraging.

    At more than half of schools, at least a third of seniors were unable to make a cohesive argument, assess the quality of evidence in a document or interpret data in a table, The Wall Street Journal found after reviewing the latest results from dozens of public colleges and universities that gave the exam between 2013 and 2016. “

    • outsider June 6, 2017 at 9:10 am #

      Pucker, Have you followed what’s been happening at Evergreen State College. The blacks wanted to ban all whites from the campus for a day, and the one white professor who protested has had his life threatened (he appeared on Tucker Carlson). They want him fired. Others on the faculty were apparently locked inside the library or something for their own protection. And the college president, naturally, has tucked his tail between his legs and given into the demands of the rioters (er, students). I wonder how many white parents (or any parents) will be sending their kids to Evergreen in the fall? Only the demented self-hating Leftists, I imagine.

  51. KesaAnna June 6, 2017 at 6:53 am #

    ” If you were concealing a gun you shouldn’t have had, I hope she arrested you. ”

    I would be a fan of Elrond Hubbard , except that every once in awhile the mask drops and you see that all that balance and objectivity is a pose.

    He’s gunning for someone, with relish and malice, though who exactly I can’t say.

    ” … you shouldn’t have had … ” ??

    I would confidently say that 90% of the legal — or illegal — gun owners i have known would use their guns when we see snow flurries in Hell.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

      KesaAnna: “All that balance and objectivity is a pose.”

      En pointeGrand jetéPirouette

      I don’t hide what my positions are. I’m an open book — what you see is what you get. Re-reading that sentence, I might reformulate it as, e.g., “If you had a gun you needed to conceal from the law”, since the rule of law is one of my baseline values. If he was abiding the law, no problem, but I still think nsa expressed a shitty attitude about women.

      As for gun ownership, the gun culture in the U.S. is unhealthy at best. Its roots are in slaveowning culture, for one thing: the ‘militias’ of the second amendment were actually posses for rounding up escaped slaves. Even after the Civil War, the second amendment remained a tool for keeping African-Americans in subjection. To this day, racists see nothing as more majestic than a white man with a gun, and nothing as more threatening than a black man similarly armed.

      The other reason I oppose gun culture is the underlying vision that prescribes violence as the first and best response to the uncertainties of the world — in other worlds, violence is positively valued. In my view, violence is negatively valued. It’s the last resort, after all the better alternatives have been exhausted. The second amendment expresses the former view, which is why I think it’s a bad law. America would be a better society if it turned against violence as a value. (Not that i expect to see that in my lifetime.)

      • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

        When a crime is seconds away, the police are minutes away – sometimes many minutes. Can you deny it? Guess what, sport – they’re job is to keep public order and punish crimes THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED. So whose job is it to protect you? Do I have to say it?

        Need more proof? People have tried suing the Police for not protecting them from crime. They get nowhere. It’s not their job. How could it be? They can’t be everywhere at once.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 11:10 am #

          This kind of ticking time-bomb scare-mongering is bollocks. This kind of us-and-them thinking just demonstrates that fear is in the driver’s seat. We’re ALL ‘us’, i.e. we’re all born with the capacity for violence and capable of doing the wrong thing under the wrong circumstances. Saturate the society with guns, and doing the wrong thing becomes that much easier — especially if you’ve also scared people into believing that random violence is more likely than it is, and filled their heads with heroic falsehoods about how likely anyone actually is to “be the hero”.

          It’s simple: more guns = less safe, not more. Guns aren’t the solution to societal violence; they’re fuel.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

            In other words, we’re all criminals and only the Police are good enough to have guns. You’ve seldom expressed your Statist elitism so clearly. But in fact your wrong: guns were always common in White America and our crime rates were similar to Europe and Canada. Kids used to bring them to school either for gun clubs or to shoot after school. We’ve gone insane, but the reason isn’t guns. Also much of the crime is being committed by other races and ascribed to Whites. But no, not all of it. There’s huge dysfunction in our dying society – murdered by the Elite and their minions – that’s you, minnow.

      • 100th Avatar June 6, 2017 at 8:44 pm #

        Your second paragraph is pure codswallop born from amateurish historical conjecture.
        It does not deserve any further comment.

        Your last paragraph is pure confusion spun from disorientation. Violence isn’t a value. It simply is.
        A meteorite crash extinction event. A wasp laying eggs in a grasshopper, a wolf pack pouncing on a fawn, a bacteria devouring its host, a Venus flytrap springing its trap, a fledgling shoving a sibling from the nest, a tsunami breaking at the shore.
        Violence is a certainty of this world lest one be confused.
        Is gravity negatively valued in your world?
        Violence exists without malice no matter a fool’s beliefs.

        • Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 10:56 am #

          My second paragraph is supported by research that found a striking difference in the way the second amendment was interpreted in the South, versus other parts of the U.S., in the years before the Civil War. Here’s a quote:

          “Violence was a central element of slave and honor culture in the South. Richard Hildreth, an antebellum lawyer, journalist, and historian, wrote in 1840 that violence was frequently employed both to subordinate slaves and to intimidate abolitionists. That violence, in turn, resulted in ‘a complete paroxism [sic] of fear’ and ‘extreme degree of terror… of slave vengeance’ amongst the slaveholding class. Meanwhile, violence between white men ‘to preserve white manhood and personal status’ was encouraged in Southern honor culture. According to Hildreth, duels ‘appear but once an age’ in the North, but ‘are of frequent and almost daily occurrence at the [S]outh.’ As a result of the distinct cultural phenomena of slavery and honor, Southern men carried weapons both ‘as a protection against the slaves’ and also to be prepared for ‘quarrels between freemen.'”

          yalelawjournal.org/forum/firearm-regionalism-and-public-carry

          Read the full article for more of this flavour. Things like that happened in the South, not the North. Slaves didn’t want to be enslaved (big surprise). Southern culture countered this completely reasonable desire with the ubiquitous threat of violence, in a way that was unknown in the rest of the United States at the time. Yet the echo of this culture of violence continues in today’s gun culture. What’s more, having chosen the path of violence, slaveholders lived in terror of slave vengeance, and spread this terror into the general population. The echo of that terror carried on as well, via 100 years of Jim Crow, and is still resounding as the racism that persists to this day.

          All in all, I could still be wrong — who knows? In any case, the Yale Law Journal is not amateurish, and they agree with me.

          As for my last paragraph, you’re correct that violence is always a possibility. We’re all born with the capacity for violence, and heck, I eat meat. Is gravity a value? No, it’s a fact. If I jump off a building, gravity will break my leg. Therefore I don’t jump off buildings. Is violence a value? No, good and bad are values. I don’t want violence, so I don’t commit it and I don’t encourage others to do so either. The Southern attitude to violence was to embrace it as a good thing. My solution is to reject it as a bad thing. Take your pick, but my position should be clear enough.

          • 100th Avatar June 7, 2017 at 11:47 am #

            The Yale Law Journal agrees with you. Revealing.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

            That’s a content-free rejoinder if there ever was one. Until you have a rebuttal to offer instead of anti-intellectual snark, I declare victory.

          • 100th Avatar June 7, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

            Victory? Victory?
            *Pause for guffaw*

            The purpose of discourse is progress, not victory- some French polymath

            No matter, the sun rising every morning is less a “possibility” than violence, and no, gravity didn’t break your legs, you did.
            All “me and “I”.

            Alas, there is no progress and with that no purpose. Discourse is dealt a defeat, or a fine victory for you and your “me” and “I”.

  52. wm5135 June 6, 2017 at 6:55 am #

    KesaAnna please do not misinterpret my response to Mr. Skorenzy. The post I responded to was not up to par. Mr. Skorenzy is obviously a man of some means as you have noted. I perceived a small chink in his armor and took a shot.
    I am, shall I say, religious in my support of free speech. I encourage everyone to openly espouse their point of view and the actions they will take to support the same.
    I have no interest in building bridges to nowhere and the task of developing relationships is much easier when those who will not cooperate self identify.

  53. thwack June 6, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    Cosby Trial Notes

    The Cosby women (the females on the show, not the ones accusing him of rape) are an interesting bunch. So far they seem split in their position of “Americas Greatest Dad.”

    Phylicia “Clair Huxtable” Rashad after initially supporting Cosby, appears to have suddenly developed cold feet and is not attending the trial?

    Something tells me that just like O.J, Cosby is about to find out something all his money could never tell him; who his friends really are?

    As a sidebar, I think its interesting how many of these women report waking up with their clothing partially removed and not remembering how they ended up in a state of undress, or what if anything had occurred?

    But they COULD remember Cosby giving them a pill?

    This raises 2 questions:

    a) Why talk someone into taking a pill when you could slip it in a drink? (this is why bars and night clubs have free hot spicy foods)

    b) If a woman is unconscious enough to allow you to undress her, surely you could just as easily dress her back up right?

    The entire scenario reads like a guy who is trying to get caught drugging women and molesting them?

    When my sister was going through her divorce she got really weird and had a few freak outs. She tried to get my BiL to beat her, got herself arrested and taken to the looney bin for observation. I had to stop answering my phone and save the weird threatening voice mails she would send.

    But the most bizarre thing she did was accuse our father of molesting her as a child. Everybody was like “what?” Especially the rest of my sisters.

    Finally my soon to be ex brother in law told me how she went to a psychiatrist who hypnotized her (what ever that is?) and told her the reason for all her problems was because our father molested her as a child and she was repressing the memory;

    and

    and

    part of this repression was acted out by marrying a man who reminded her of our father.

    When he told me that I was like “WTF?”

    Really?

    My oldest sister had to change our mom and dads phone number so they could dodge her increasingly threatening and psychotic calls and voice mails.

    The point Im trying to make is to show how easy it was for my sister to latch onto a molestation story given to her by a doctor as an explicator of her failed marriage and whatever other problems she was having in her life.

    A shrink planted that idea in her head and my sister was all too happy to run with it.

    “Oh, yeah you were molested by your father; but the reason you don’t remember it is because you are repressing it; but when I hypnotized you, you revealed the details to me; but you don’t remember doing that either because you were under hypnosis…”

    That will be $850.00; you can pay the receptionist out front.

    • nsa June 6, 2017 at 10:54 am #

      Most American females claim to have been molested by their father, hence the popularity of role playing “daddy’s little girl”. And a lot of us have a name for plying chicks with alcohol to lower their “defenses”….we call it romance. And if they pass out, it’s even more romantic…..

      • elysianfield June 6, 2017 at 11:24 am #

        No means yes, and yes means anal….

    • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

      Freud found that men were raping serving girls and daughters in Vienna. He published it and then retracted – either because of the shit storm from the Establishment or because he adopted your viewpoint, about the hysterical nature of women and even more disturbingly, the masochistic nature of female sexuality.

      Perhaps the Truth is in the middle, at least in old Vienna? Raping serving girls, yes. But daughters, no?

    • Sean Coleman June 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

      The Cosby accusations are a joke. A good example of what our host is writing about here.

      youtube.com/watch?v=3xGQbXMUPWk

      More powerful than God!

      The only thing I haven’t figured out is where Putin fits into the story.

    • Sean Coleman June 8, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

      Here is an in-depth analysis by Alexander Baron, an independent London

      archive.org/details/BillCosbyAVoiceOfReason

      When I was looking at the Jimmy Savile witch-hunt in February last year I was beginning to wonder if I was the only man alive who did not believe it and Alexander was the first person I came across who had reached the same conclusion. There is in fact a sizeable minority who have taken the myth to pieces, and other witch-hunts including the Bill Cosby one.

  54. FincaInTheMountains June 6, 2017 at 9:51 am #

    Trypillian, you most unwise. You display a poor knowledge of Russian history & culture. You might want to read some books on the subject before putting forth such rather ill-founded assertions. == AI

    Obviously, Tryp plucked this straight out of his Russophobe ass.

  55. janet June 6, 2017 at 10:47 am #

    Trump is not pepared for Comey. His defense has holes in it. White House Counsel Don McGahn drew up an org chart that Trump’s team liked. But Game Day is 48 hours away, and the boxes aren’t filled.

    Likewise, because Trump has no government experience and no military experience, he has failed to fill hundreds of positions. Trump is endangering national security. We have been very lucky to only have isolated white domestic terrorist attacks on US soil… because we are not prepared… not to respond to attacks, not to respond to natural disasters. Our emergency prparedness doesn’t have the people needed to organize response.

    The Deep State can go after a 25 -year old woman who leaked proof of Russian interference in election machinery and voter registration, but Trump can’t even defend himself. Trump’s general lack of peparedness carries over to Trump’s inability to organize his own defense team. Trump is going down.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 6, 2017 at 10:59 am #

      May be Comey should do what he does best: being a paid lobbyist for Lockheed Martin pushing to US Army a shitty fighter-bomber F-35 for a shit load of money.

      Obviously, he doesn’t like Trump who aint buying that shit.

      • janet June 6, 2017 at 11:35 am #

        Is it more than Trump is illegally receiving in violation of the Constitutional provision prohibiting the emoluments Trump is receiving.

        • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

          janet-janos. Yep! The janus coin! That’s it!

  56. wm5135 June 6, 2017 at 11:05 am #

    Janet, what type and brand of car do you drive? Did you purchase the car new or used?

    • janet June 6, 2017 at 11:30 am #

      Why do you think I own a car?

      • JimInFlorida June 6, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

        janet rides a broom.

        • wm5135 June 6, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

          Hey JimInFlorida – Thanks for posting your trademark solution yesterday. Man you are in possession of a set.
          Fictional personalities probably don’t own automobiles.

          • JimInFlorida June 7, 2017 at 8:39 am #

            I own two automobiles.
            A pickup truck as my daily driver and an antique to piss away money on.

  57. 100th Avatar June 6, 2017 at 11:50 am #

    “Russia, to its credit, and whatever else you think about it, has some regard for its own survival. Our country prefers the excitement of self-destruction.”

    This is precisely because Russia is a nation where as, correctly pointed out, the U.S. is a country.

    Nations seek survival. Countries seek control.

  58. wm5135 June 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

    Janet – I just figured when you came down from your ivory tower you did not mingle with the deplorable.

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:56 pm #

      janet’s the anti-janos. Might even be the same person for all we know.

      • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

        janet and janos are ONE!

        • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 3:16 am #

          Here, since you didn’t like Jerusalem – one of the greatest poems in our language. Perhaps this is more to your taste:

          hope my good old asshole holds out
          60 years it’s been mostly OK
          Tho in Bolivia a fissure operation
          survived the altiplano hospital–
          a little blood, no polyps, occasionally
          a small hemorrhoid
          active, eager, receptive to phallus
          coke bottle, candle, carrot
          banana & fingers–
          Now AIDS makes it shy, but still
          eager to serve–
          out with the dumps, in with the condom’d
          orgasmic friend–
          still rubbery muscular,
          unashamed wide open for joy
          But another 20 years who knows,
          old folks got troubles everywhere–
          necks, prostates, stomachs, joints–
          Hope the old hole stays young
          till death, relax

          Spinchter by Allan Ginsburg

  59. FincaInTheMountains June 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

    World politics at the domino level

    Personally, this is how I perceive the current situation:

    Trump managed to get elected in spite of massive fakes at polling stations in poor areas of big cities on both coasts. Moreover, both the EU and the Gulf states actively intervened in the elections, but Germany and Saudi Arabia intervened the most, not only supporting Hillary Clinton financially, but also making statements about the undesirability of Trump, and when Trump won it was a big blow to America’s friendly relations with these countries.

    Moreover, even after Trump’s victory, Hillary did not calm down and went on to the plan B – denying the election results.

    This plan B led to the fact that the re-examination of the results of the election revealed massive attributions in favor of Hillary Clinton, but Trump did not manage to initiate an investigation.

    And Hillary shifted to plan C: provoking a nuclear war with Russia, since her control over the intelligence services and her Russia-gate, combined with a rupture of diplomatic relations and a military threat from Russia, allowed Trump to simply be arrested as a Russian spy.

    But contrary to these plans, Trump all the same became president, and Bastinda resigned to just Russia-gate for sabotaging his presidency and trying to bring an impeachment.

    I must say that she managed to sabotage the first hundred days of the Trump presidency, in particular, not allowing Trump to normalize relations with Russia, which, after the expulsion of diplomats and the confiscation of diplomatic property, were in such a hole that, in comparison with it, the Caribbean crisis seems like child’s play.

    But just the day after the end of a hundred days, President Trump gave a brilliant interview to the CBS channel, which presented his first hundred days with a series of victories over the flying monkeys, as Bastinda herself remained in the shadow in this war.

    And she could not stand it and came out of the shadows, openly denying the results of the elections and calling for Trump’s overthrow. At the same time, she behaved so stupidly that I personally had big doubts about her authenticity.

    And Trump, having lured the old fox out of the burrow, with a feeling of deep satisfaction went on a foreign trip in which he presented a yuuuuge bill to the Gulf countries for supporting Hillary Clinton, simultaneously explaining to them that although he can not really bomb the shit out of Langley, but the Gulf countries are already in the crosshair of American bombing sights and no Bastinda is gonna help them.

    After that, he demonstrated his love for Israel at the Wailing Wall and his ability to be politically correct in Vatican, and polished the impression by refusing to mention NATO Article 5 and presenting another yuuuuge bill to the EU countries, much like an indemnity for interference in the internal affairs of the United States. And NATO members will have to pay this contribution if Europe wants to preserve NATO.

    In the time of the absolute power of Bastinda, the emir of Qatar had the deepest support for her beloved terrorists, but this is what made him first realize that this love has passed, tomatoes have wilted.

    He raised the question mark next to the main contradiction of the Islamic Ummah – the opposition of the Sunnis and Shiites, which in fact turned Islamism into the main driving force of regional wars and world terror. And the Arab countries, simulating the obedience to Trump, decided to make Qatar a scapegoat, simultaneously exposing Hillary Clinton, as the stylistic analysis of this decision leaves no doubt in its authorship.

    And the return of Hillary Clinton to the surface and the denial by her of the election results allows Trump to initiate criminal investigations into her activities as Secretary of State, and to ask close to him chairman of the Intelligence Committee Davin Nunez to hand over the summons to the leaders of the CIA and the FBI.

    And so that no one had any doubts about the strength of his position, at the height of Russia-gate and two days before the testimony of the FBI director fired by him, Trump publicly instructed Secretary of State Tillerson to normalize relations with Russia, which significance for US domestic policy, given the above circumstances, could compete with its value for US foreign policy.

    edition.cnn.com/2017/06/06/politics/tillerson-us-russia-relationship/

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 9:43 pm #

      What? Are you writing fucking novels now? 🙂

      Whatever else happened, Trump was fed this election by whatever higher powers decide these things. He was and is simply too stupid and incompetent for it to have been any other way. Any attribution on your part of Trump “luring” anyone or anything of that sort has since been proven to be demonstrably false by his actions once in office. There’s no “mystery” surrounding Donald Trump; he’s simply an idiot who happened to show up at the right place and right time to gain a few months of notoriety. And almost certainly with A LOT of help, for reasons we cannot yet fully discern.

      The Hillary/Trump/RussianGate bullshit is nothing more than a diversion to keep us plebes occupied until whatever overarching plan that’s being played out has had a chance to bear fruit. Just like one of the many current “must watch TV” dramas showing on the premium channels these days, this one’s all hyperbole and absolutely NO substance. Hey! That’s just HOW WE ROLL these days!

  60. wm5135 June 6, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

    Finc that is good analysis except you left out that all of the points you make are for the public consumption. Mr. Trump is who he has historically shown himself to be. A loose cannon does not crash about the deck of the ship of state except by design. When you are able to define whose gloved hand animates the loose cannon you will have posted something worthy of your efforts.
    You are a very tenacious individual and I wish you success in your endeavor.

  61. fodase June 6, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Another moosleem p.o.s. at work –

    torontosun.com/2017/06/06/woman-screaming-allahu-akbar-charged-in-toronto-store-attack-sources

    the war is on, and ramping up. these sand nits don’t stand a chance
    against the 21st century

    • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

      The Stars are right for a new crusade to save the Holy Land of Europe.

      And did those feet in ancient time
      Walk upon England’s mountains green?
      And was the holy Lamb of God
      On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
      And did the Countenance Divine
      Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
      And was Jerusalem builded here
      Among these dark Satanic Mills?

      Bring me my bow of burning gold!
      Bring me my arrows of desire!
      Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
      Bring me my charriot of fire!

      I will not cease from mental fight,
      Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
      Till we have built Jerusalem
      In England’s green and pleasant land.

      New Jerusalem by William Blake

      • DA June 6, 2017 at 9:23 pm #

        LOL! Those 19th century British poets could sure sure spread the bullshit, couldn’t they? That’s what happens when you start swallowing empire’s bullshit, and MAN could the British empire spread the bullshit! What a bunch of pompous fat asses!

        Blake had the “holy crusade” part mostly right, but what the world needs now is a secular crusade against the 21st century’s NEW WORLD religion, headquartered in DC, NYC, Boston, London, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Tel Aviv, aka the “Unholy Arc.”

        Where the Capitalist “Lords of Finance” hold dominion over all that they see and all that they don’t, where human beings (Christ, LIFE FORMS!) of all denominations and stripes are traded freely in open markets like so much chattel, and where literally NOTHING imagined or real exists that can’t be assigned a value and traded for profit.

        Crusades? Crusades are for rubes and sentimentalists. Even “campaigns” are just so much 1990’s bullshit now. Both require time, money, and most importantly, at least a modicum of consent; and modern capitalism has no time for any of that!

        Janos, you bigoted old sentimentalist, your heart’s mostly in the right place, but god damn it all, your mind’s in the wrong fucking century!

        • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

          Where’s your memory? I’m a National Socialist. I know who the Enemy is. They are allied with these folks. It’s acceptable to hate the sock puppet but not the hand beneath.

          Some of my Brothers say Islam was a Tribal Conspiracy that they couldn’t control. And in truth, Mohammad bowed to Jerusalem at first, but they wouldn’t honor him as he desired.

          Eighteenth century by the way. And don’t think that Blake was just an earlier version of Kipling. Very different guy – far more spiritual – a Prophet and Mouth of Fire against the brutality of industrialism.

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:24 pm #

      Oh my fucking Christ! What WILL we do?

  62. Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    dailystormer.com/three-in-four-days-terrorist-attack-at-notre-dame/

    Soon it will be an attack every hour. Five hundred possible plots or cases are under review in Britain. As you can probably surmise – if you have commonsense (which isn’t common) – that is simply not viable. Thank God Nigel Farage has come forward and said it’s time to start locking these people up. The question remains: why are they in Britain to begin with? Why does Britain allow people to fight for ISIS in Syria and then come back to Britain?

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 8:57 pm #

      Probably will be. “The Agency’s” flush with cash and political prowess these days, or haven’t you heard?

      Why is ISIS in Britain or anywhere else for that matter these days you ask? Easy. Because CIA, MI-6, and MOSSAD have decreed that they be. Where’ve you been old man?

    • cbeard June 7, 2017 at 7:07 am #

      ‘Why does Britain allow people to fight for ISIS and then come back to Britain?” Sheer idiocy is all I can come up with. The London mayorship gone to a muslim indicates the same.

  63. routersurfer June 6, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

    Good read JHK! I will bet you a jug of brew (your call on type) that sometime in the next four years it will come out Russia DID try and screw with the election. I do not think it changed shit but the did try. I am also sure the USA hacks everything it can–like every other State.

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

      Russia screwed with our election more or less (actually, a whole lot less!) to the same extent that we screw with everyone else’s. The whole Russia screwed with our election is little more than a Dem strawman for why they lost. PERIOD!

      • Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

        Top-Secret NSA Report Details Russian Hacking Effort Days Before 2016 Election

        theintercept.com/2017/06/05/top-secret-nsa-report-details-russian-hacking-effort-days-before-2016-el…

        “Russian military intelligence executed a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software supplier and sent spear-phishing emails to more than 100 local election officials just days before last November’s presidential election, according to a highly classified intelligence report obtained by The Intercept.”

        A 25-year-old NSA contractor has been arrested. They are accusing of leaking this information.

        Her name is, honest to Jeebus, “Reality Winner”.

        Clearly, someone is screwing with us.

  64. budizwiser June 6, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    Mr. Kunsttler,

    I know your a busy man – but for heaven’s sake, as well as your own reputation, why not go back to one column per week.

    Your exposition is suffering the slings of too many adjectives and not enough grist.

    It’s not enough to rant articulately – good exposition requires a meaning thesis, or at least a stream of meaningful – if not somewhat connected thoughts.

    Take the ‘times’ to task – go national – you can do it.

  65. elysianfield June 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Below is a link to a video shot during the protests at Evergreen State College. Can anyone tell me what is missing?

    youtube.com/watch?v=7y0aOtok7VM

    Hint…it isn’t Waldo.









    What is missing is the waving of little red books…These neo-red guard assholes forgot their books!

  66. Pucker June 6, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    Steve Pieczenik says that the C..I.A recently appointed some bloke to head its Iran “OPs” who calls himself “The Prince of Darkness”, like some kind of comic book character.

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

      My guess is that if CIA were ever fully exposed, they’d be a laughing stock; and even more than that, they know it!

  67. ozone June 6, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    So… US “allies” (the moderate terr’sts) are poised to take Raqqa from the “bad guys”. They will then establish the city (fairly central in Syria) as a base from which to project rebellion against the Syrian “regime” (code word for anyone in need of an overthrow). Trying to give the Russians yet another quagmire to weaken their force projection and wear down their will to fight by virtue of an unwinnable and never-ending struggle. There has already been another “unfortunate incident” of a coalition air strike on Syrian “regime” soldiers near by; the butchers of Iraq said they warned/alerted the Russian military beforehand. What happens when the desired result of a coalition aircraft being blown out of the sky occurs? A “limited”, but nice and hot war with Russia in the Syrian sands? Jesus.

    Do the US generals (the soldier politicians) know what they’re likely to provoke? Do they know why? I’m not so sure of it anymore; perhaps they’ve stared into the abyss too long and it has eaten their minds and souls. Madness awaits, and when it gives a full-throated roar, the foundations of the human world will shake and crack.

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 10:00 pm #

      US Generals have been indoctrinated since day one in the ways of the empire. Although an occasional marginally free thinker might emerge from their ranks without being expunged post haste, no one of truly radical mind could ever survive such an incestuous environment.

      What happens when US military “power” finally comes face to face with US military “incompetence” such that the truth can no longer be hidden? That remains the $64K question, even at this late date, doesn’t it? We’ve been faking it for so long now that no one even remembers what it’s like to tell the truth anymore!

  68. Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

    “Our talks with the infidel West and our conflict with them ultimately revolve around one issue; one that demands our total support, with power and determination, with one voice, and it is: Does Islam, or does it not, force people by the power of the sword to submit to its authority corporeally if not spiritually? Yes. There are only three choices in Islam: [1] either willing submission [conversion]; or [2] payment of the jizya, through physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or [3] the sword, for it is not right to let him [an infidel] live. The matter is summed up for every person alive: Either submit, or live under the suzerainty of Islam, or die.”
    –Osama Bin Laden
    (The Al Qaeda Reader, p. 42)

    • DA June 6, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

      I wouldn’t put too much faith in what Bin Laden allegedly said, since he was a known CIA mole long before he became “the boogeyman.” Really now Janos, you know better than to preach this kind of tawdry shit. Just give it a rest already.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 6, 2017 at 11:50 pm #

        Bizarre. This is the Islamic point of view – long before any letter agency. Look – go buy a used paperback Koran and find out for yourself.

        Don’t be a one trick pony. There are many bad people in the world. Many enemies. Are they using Islam as their shock troops? Of course. But don’t you think Islam is using our Elite as well – or trying to? Or intending to?

        • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

          Janos,
          I have my copy….

          Osama really did a number on us, and it seems the gift that keeps on giving. If he were one of our boys, we would be naming High Schools after him.

  69. dcp5979 June 6, 2017 at 9:13 pm #

    Jim, I’ve followed your work for about 10 years, and I like how you think. I totally agree with your take on the political mayhem, but I’m going to sidestep that for the moment. What still shocks me most about the damaged state of the American psyche is embodied in our entertainment: with all the current fascination with apocalypse (zombie and otherwise), how is it that we find it easier to contemplate the demise of any and all social institutions and structures (schools, hospitals, grocery stores, law enforcement, communications, toothpaste, tampons, you-name-it, than to envision a world without petroleum? Every “end times” movie has somebody cruising around in some form of gas-guzzling contrivance. The fact that people seem to believe that they can somehow get by in a world-gone-wrong, lacking any vestiges of civilized life, as long as they can find a magic tank of gas somewhere just makes my skin crawl. The thinking of this is deluded generation just defies description. I cannot fathom it.

    • James Howard Kunstler June 7, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      Well, the Mad Max movies are all car chases, after all.
      That’s how we roll with the prospect of collapse. — JHK

      • Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

        I think the producers of Mad Max deserve more credit for knowing the score than you gave them back when you reviewed Fury Road, Jim. Especially in the most recent movie, car culture is clearly a tribal religion with ‘guzzoline’ as its holy water. There’s every indication that there’s not enough of it around to benefit anyone except the powers-that-be, who expend it sacramentally in wars and wasteful displays of conspicuous consumption. Sounds pretty on-the-nose to me, actually.

  70. FincaInTheMountains June 7, 2017 at 4:00 am #

    Whatever else happened, Trump was fed this election by whatever higher powers decide these things. == DA

    What you are saying, DA, is a fundamental Western heresy denying one of the main principle of Christian philosophy – principle of Free Will and responsibility of every human for his own actions.

    Even in literature there is a principle of artistic independence of the characters of the novel from the author of the novel – just ask our host.

  71. FincaInTheMountains June 7, 2017 at 5:01 am #

    But don’t you think Islam is using our Elite as well – or trying to? Or intending to? == Janos

    What first was thought of as a tactical alliance of Radical Islamism with Western elites to defeat the Soviet Union in the 80s, morphed into a strategic one.

    Islamism really turned out to be the main weapon for the destruction of the Republika Srpska, Kosovo, Serbia proper and the dismemberment of the Russian Federation that has failed so far.

    But the Al Qaeda militants who were born out of the Afghan cloak proved that failure or fulfillment of their task in Afghanistan, Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Syria or Chechnya does not mean that they will rest on their laurels and move to peaceful life.

    They established a system of self-reproduction and began to travel from country to country destroying their political, religious and cultural systems, plunging entire continents into chaos and barbarism, not forgetting to thank their former sponsors in the World Trade Center and making a worthy contribution to the world economic crisis that is the crisis of confidence in the world financial system.

  72. Pucker June 7, 2017 at 7:29 am #

    The Saudi’s fund C..I.A operations.

    “Besides the scrubbing operation and the cooking of intelligence to order, Poppy oversaw some intriguing new projects. He enlisted the Saudis to provide financing for agency covert operations that Congress had barred or refused to fund. In effect, Bush privatized U.S. covert operations. This program, which will be detailed in chapters 13 and 14, offered tangible benefits to the Saudis, permitted the continuation of questionable CIA activities, and as we shall see, also enriched Poppy’s circle back in Texas.”

    “Family of Secrets”, Russ Baker

  73. wm5135 June 7, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Our host -“Yes, Mr. P, America has lost its mind.” Not just America.
    *
    Let us for a moment consider the immune system. Even the unicellular organism is in possession of some form of immune system. The immune system appears to have evolved and adapted as an integral part of life. The purpose of course is to protect the life of an organism from pathogens and parasites.(A note of caution before I proceed, there is of course the autoimmune response where the immune system overreacts and causes damage to the organism itself.)
    I would like to describe the family, the community, the society and the culture as complex multicellular organisms. I would argue that as complex forms of life each has some form of immune system.
    I contend that the rise of Corbyn, Trump, Le Pen and cultural nationalism are immune system responses.
    Within the current wave of emigrants,for my argument, there are pathogens. These pathogens if allowed to freely infect will certainly destroy their host.
    The world is being advised to, not only ignore, but suppress the immune system that is inherent to these complex organisms. We are being led to believe that the life and success of the pathogen is more important than our own lives. This runs counter to life here on our beautiful planet and is insanity.
    I will reiterate the note of caution. Each one of us as members of the organism must be alert to the possibility of an autoimmune response and guard against destroying ourselves in our defense. Within our digestive tract exists many altruistic bacteria. We have the will to life within us and by design must expel the pathogen. We can also adapt to and integrate beneficial agents and make ourselves stronger and more resilient.

    • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 10:17 am #

      Wm,
      Your sentiments were, months earlier, voiced by JimInFlorida, likening “racism” as the immune system in any given culture. The metaphor is apt.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 1:50 pm #

      Indeed. What am I but a White blood cell fighting infection in the body of the nation? And what is Elrond but a pathogen? And Janet a cancer?

  74. 100th Avatar June 7, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    According to Bloomberg Tech: a quarter of US adults have a tattoo.
    Societal abasement writ large.

    • malthuss June 8, 2017 at 10:13 am #

      And many Blacks-Yellows do not ‘ink,’
      what does that do to the percent of YT [Whitey] and Browns? Huh.

  75. thwack June 7, 2017 at 8:43 am #

    Cosby Trial Notes

    Can anyone tell how the liberal media is handling the paradox of a dyke VS a Magic Negro?

    Is there a way to support one without discrediting the other?

    “He betrayed that trust when he pushed her to take drugs that incapacitated her and then took advantage of her sexually, Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden said.
    “This is a case about

    ***a man, this man,***

    ” Feden said, pointing to Cosby, “who used his power and his fame and his previously practiced method of placing a young trusting woman in an incapacitated state so that he could sexually pleasure himself so that she couldn’t say no.”

    Notice the prosecutors emphasis on the word “man?”

    Now ask yourself, if Andrea Constand was a MAN, would this prosecutor take the case?

    When interacting with a man, at what point is it valid for a woman to claim she lost ALL of her agency?

    Are women really just over grown children?

    What about the Cosby defense team “nuclear option?”

    Do you think they at least discussed it?

    If so, what would be the most effective delivery vehicle:

    a) white man?

    b) black man?

    c) white women?

    d) black women?

    After all the stereotype of dangerous, unpredictable, black male “sexual voodoo” is still around today

    Janos is exhibit “A”

    youtube.com/watch?v=7kGPhpvqtOc

    • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 10:20 am #

      Exhibit “B”

      newnation.org/NNN-Black-on-White.html

      • thwack June 7, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        although elysianfield is always trying to discuss race; when you ask him if he is a white person,

        OR

        if he knows if he is a white person…?

        he cannot, or will not answer.

        This self inflicted disqualification makes anything he says about race non applicable, in addition to null and void.

        *be advised*

        • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 1:42 pm #

          He has revealed that he is White at various points. You have to be clever and not ax him direct, like. You lack subtlety.

          • thwack June 7, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

            Is it a difficult question?

          • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 5:11 pm #

            Thwack,
            My sense of white guilt does not permit a direct answer…

          • thwack June 7, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

            What other type of guilt do you have that prevents you from telling the truth?

            Are you are man or a women?

            (and since you are a shifty and evasive type of person; I will go ahead and deploy my follow up)

            Do you KNOW if you are a man or a woman?

          • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

            “What other type of guilt do you have that prevents you from telling the truth?”

            Mack Daddy,

            “Forgive me father, for I have sinned”

            “During my time in Oakland, I was, on at least one occasion…rude.”

            “I have, on at least one occasion, touched my self improperly”

            “Did I mention the “rude” thing”?

            Your turn.

  76. FincaInTheMountains June 7, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    Mystical meteorological factor of Russian winter

    In the Western world there is an idiomatic expression «Russian winter». This expression does not mean skiing or sledding, but an attempt to cover up mistakes in the planning of military incursions by Western armies into Russia and their subsequent failure. These systematic failures, of course, cannot be explained only by a weather factor, however simple list of cases of “Russian Winter” makes you wonder, especially that such “incompetent” generals had to cover their mistakes as Swedish king Karl XII, nicknamed Swedish Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Hitler.

    Charles XII commanded the strongest army in Europe and before his defeat in Russia managed to defeat the army of Denmark, Saxony and Poland. And he was able to inflict a heavy defeat to the Russian army of Peter the Great at Narva. But when his troops invaded Russia in 1708, and an unsuccessful siege of Smolensk forced him to spend the winter in Ukraine, this winter was the coldest in Europe in 30 years, so that even the salt water in the Gulf of Venice had frozen. As a result, 50,000th army of Charles XII lost from frost and related diseases up to third of its members, and that in a few months, no doubt, contributed to the victory of Peter the Great near Poltava.

    The Battle of Poltava, not only marked the end of the army of Charles XII, but also the Swedish Empire as the European superpower that put to its knees the whole Catholic Europe. It turned Russia into a major factor in geopolitics and militant Sweden, whose army was responsible for the deaths of up to 3 million in Russia in the Time of Troubles, and to 7 million in Germany during the 30 years of war, “Russian Winter” of 1708 turned into a traditionally neutral country.

    Leadership talent of Napoleon Bonaparte does not require evidence. But the invasion of the “great army” of Napoleon into Russia, of course, is of interest from mystical-meteorological point of view. The historical and geopolitical importance of the War of 1812 catches ones imagination. The French Revolution was a continuation of a series of revolutions in Europe and the Napoleonic Wars, modernizing continental Europe, have led to antagonistic conflict with the leader of a previous wave of modernization – the Anglo-Saxon elite of Britain and the United States. This conflict and the failure of Alexander the First of Russia to join the continental blockade of Britain was the cause of the invasion of Napoleon’s “great army” into Russia.

    The defeat of this army was the result of the courage of Russian troops at Borodino and Maloyaroslavets, but the complete destruction of this army was largely determined by a truly exceptional cold winter of 1812. If Napoleon had come from Russia as a head of shabby but real army, the unification of Western Europe, the UK and the US would very likely have happened at the beginning of the XIX century. With all the ensuing consequences for Russia and the rest of the world. Especially considering the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Emperor Paul the First of Russia and widespread of “Decembrists” secret societies. In any case, the possibility of Russian troops march to Paris could have been excluded.

    It is completely superfluous to comment of world historic significance of the Battle of Moscow in 1941 for Russia and the rest of humanity. At best, Nazi Europe would be exposed to the atomic bombing, and what would happen in the event of a complete victory of Hitler, one does not want to even think. It should be noted that on 4 December 1941, when Moscow was hit by forty-degree frost(-40 by Fahrenheit) and before the Nazi invincible army fighting with exhausted and poorly armed militias, stopped at the 3 hour tank ride to virtually unprotected Moscow, mystical meteorological factor showed itself fully.

    The next day began a counter-offensive of the Red Army, and two days later the Supreme Commander Stalin declared: “Our cause is just – we will win”, – practically repeating the words of St. Alexander Nevsky “The power of God is not in the force, but in the truth”. Then again Russia had to endure the shame of retreat to Volga, but a year later signed the surrender of general Paulus at Stalingrad, and after three and a half years, Field Marshal Keitel signed the act of unconditional surrender of Germany in Berlin. But it was after December 4, 1941 after Guderian tanks were unable to start their engines, and the 3 hours that separated them from Moscow, will forever remain in history.

    Indeed, the geopolitical stakes of the war of 08.08.08 were very high. After the cessation of gas supplies to Western Europe on Jan. 7 2009, losses of “Gazprom” in the context of the global economic crisis and falling oil prices became catastrophic. Moreover, the EU was clearly not willing to delve into the reasons for the termination of supplies and even the participation of observers in the monitoring of transit through Ukraine was very doubtful. But temperatures in the South-Western Europe dropped to -13 Fahrenheit and the EU observers rapidly started to work.

    Documented evidence of failure in the Ukrainian transit of gas had confirmed force majeure declared by “Gazprom”, and excluded the possibility of lawsuits, which makes further economic blockade of Russia only in the perspective of the fall in oil prices. But New York was hit by cold, unseen since the days of 1979, and the fall in oil prices has stopped. The coldest night of the year was the night of 16 to 17 January, and on the same day, Yulia Tymoshenko, the P.M. of Ukraine, signed the act on the resumption of transit.

    Two more interesting facts in this discourse

    April 17, 2010 the Icelandic volcano prevented the arrival of NATO leaders at the funeral of the Polish leaders who were killed in a plane crash in Russia. These funerals were to turn into a powerful anti-Russian demonstration in the prologue to the beginning of the construction of missile defense system in Poland. But the volcanic ash made it impossible to fly aircraft at the time of the funeral, and none of the European leaders could arrive.

    On February 18, 2011 State Department officials said they do not recognize the sovereignty of Russia over the Kuril Islands and are ready to support Japan’s claim to them. Japan shortly before it began to hint at the possibility of military solution of the issue. A March 11 earthquake occurred in Japan, followed by a terrible tsunami and the accident at the nuclear power plant “Fukushima”. Apparently, not only the “Gods of Winter” help Russia.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/enter-jeb-and-hil/#comment-240749

    • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

      Yes, very good. Add this: Global Warming conferences have been plagued by freakishly bad Winter storms – like a heavy snowfall in November in London. The conference was held in a high rise, with many windows. They were surrounded by falling flakes – a rebuke from Heaven.

      And of course there was the Winter War where invading Russians were humiliated by crack Finnish winter troops on skis. God will only support Mother Russia insofar as she is righteous, Finc.

      • nsa June 7, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

        “Global warming”? We used to call it summer. Then it morphed into a bet hedging “Climate change”? We used to call it seasons.

        • thwack June 7, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

          During the time of the dinosaurs, Montana and parts of Canada were like “sub Saharan” African ; thick vegetation, swamps… in other words, the mega fauna and life forms you used to see today in Africa used to exist over the entire planet; this includes black people.

          Just sayin.

          • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

            Mack Daddy,

            Sooo, the blacks co-existed with the dinosaurs? If they were able to live with them, How come civil society presents such a problem?

            Were the dinosaurs racist? What color were they?

            Just laughin’

  77. 100th Avatar June 7, 2017 at 10:32 am #

    Diarrea de la boca en la montaña

  78. wm5135 June 7, 2017 at 11:06 am #

    elysianfield – Thank you for pointing out JimInFlorida’s previous posting of the content of my post.
    JimInFlorida – If after examination you determine that my post too closely resembled your post, I will gladly give citation. I did not attempt to plagiarize and offer my apology if that is your determination.
    wm

    • JimInFlorida June 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

      wm5135….feel free to use my comments and without citation.

      I am here to share my two cents and come to the aid of enlightened commentators like Janos.

      Indeed, when I first started actually reading the comments following JHK’s articles, I beheld Janos Skorenzy. Single-handedly fighting the wretched spawn of the Frankfurt School. I HAD TO SUIT UP and join battle!

      Now a handful of our fellows have joined us on the CFN beach head, as gefilte fish and matzos rain down upon our heads.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

        The Enemy is ceding ground – they must for the Lord of Hosts is with us. Yah Yashua is at the head, at his right hand is St James Matamoros (Moor killer), and on his left, Arthur, who has fulfilled his promise return and save his people.

        • thwack June 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

          What about Saint Areola of Grande?

      • S M Tenneshaw June 9, 2017 at 4:57 am #

        Actually we’re just pissin’ on you. Drink up.

    • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

      Wm,
      Certainly not a rebuke, but rather a re-enforcement of your concept. I quote Janos, JimInFlorida, NSA, Finc, BRH, etc. freely, and often with joy.

  79. Elrond Hubbard June 7, 2017 at 11:58 am #

    An old American tradition

    merrittherald.com/dyer-old-american-tradition/

    … We have had many expressions of synthetic shock since Trump finally announced that he was abandoning the [Paris] climate accord last Thursday, after wringing every last drop of drama out of his totally predictable decision. Then we had the equally predictable affirmations from everybody else that they would carry on regardless. It’s all as stylized and traditional as a Noh play.

    … The absence of the U.S. government will not derail the project. The commitments of American states, cities, organizations and individuals on reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions will continue to provide at least half of the cuts promised by ex-president Barack Obama. Since those promised cuts were to be spread over ten years, the damage may be even less if Trump turns out to be a one-term president.

    The commitments made at Paris in 2015 were voluntary national promises. There were no negotiations about how big the contributions of various countries should actually be: Trump only talks about “renegotiating” the deal because he never actually read it.

    The sad fact is that all the cuts promised by all the countries at the Paris conference were not enough to keep global warming from going past the never-exceed level of plus 2 degrees C. When the United Nations added the numbers up, the world was still heading for plus 2.7 degrees.

    Take all the promised American cuts out of the equation and the world will be heading for around plus 3.0 degrees instead, but it doesn’t make a huge difference. Either way, we cross the threshold and tumble into runaway, irreversible warming.

    However, the world still has twenty years or so before we pass through plus 2 degrees. Everybody at the Paris talks understood that they would have to hold another conference in around five years’ time and come up with bigger cuts then. It’s salami tactics, which is bad science but good politics, and it could still deliver the goods.

    … The other hundred and ninety-odd governments of the planet understand how very bad it will for everybody if we break through the two-degree boundary. They are obliged to act with or without the United States.

  80. janet June 7, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

    “…the damage may be even less if Trump turns out to be a one-term president.” –elrond

    Funny. Trump will be lucky to make it till Christmas. He wii either resign, be impeached, eat one too many cheeseburgers, or…

    • thwack June 7, 2017 at 5:58 pm #

      Melania will file for divorce?

  81. 100th Avatar June 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    The Paris accords were a bunch of drunks agreeing to go on the wagon, and what the guy at the podium did was to invest in a chain of distilleries. So what? -G. Keillor

  82. fodase June 7, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    And did those feet in ancient time
    Walk upon England’s mountains green?
    And was the holy Lamb of God
    On England’s pleasant pastures seen?
    And did the Countenance Divine
    Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
    And was Jerusalem builded here
    Among these dark Satanic Mills?

    Bring me my bow of burning gold!
    Bring me my arrows of desire!
    Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!
    Bring me my charriot of fire!

    I will not cease from mental fight,
    Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
    Till we have built Jerusalem
    In England’s green and pleasant land.

    Divinely put to music: youtube.com/watch?v=w9TbiIEpZJ8

    • janet June 7, 2017 at 3:06 pm #

      “I will not cease from mental fight,
      Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
      Till we have built Jerusalem
      In England’s green and pleasant land.”

      Perfect illustration of the belligerent uncivilized west!
      They were smart enough to elect a Muslim mayor.

      • elysianfield June 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm #

        Janet,
        The reason that nations have armies/treaties is the realization that they can remain a nation only so long as they can militarily defend it…and not a day longer…thus is human history defined.

  83. Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    dailystormer.com/manchesteronelove-unity-celebrities-dick-bicycles/

    The Muslims are a cleansing force. Either we cleanse ourselves, or they were clean our clock. And if not them, someone else. Such degeneracy cannot abide.

    She dedicated the dick bicycle song to the dead children – who were brought there by their mothers to kill their souls. Wake up folks, her act is a soft porn show.

    • thwack June 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

      How many songs have you written?

      How many songs have you sung?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

        It’s not just what we do but we don’t do that creates us and marks who we are. I’ve never written a song like this – and that’s a good thing.

        • thwack June 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

          Do you even lift bro?

          • janet June 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

            What race are you? Mine is the human race?

  84. Janos Skorenzy June 7, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    For the Elrond in your life – wherever you may find him or them. “I am a Cuck” to the tune of Simon and Garfunkel’s I am a Rock.

    youtube.com/watch?v=BHM6HtPuVxs

  85. wm5135 June 7, 2017 at 6:03 pm #

    JimInFlorida – Thank you for your kindness and generosity. To all who post here I will be more vigilant in the future to avoid such embarassments.
    wm

    • janet June 7, 2017 at 6:15 pm #

      We do not need to see footnotes referencing peer-reviewed journals, nor such effusive apology. It is a blog. Paraphrasing without attribution is OK. Outright plagiarism is OK.

      CFN is not in politically correct snowflake land. CFN is rough and tough, grabs pussies, bombs countries wih MOAB and doesn’t bother to count casualties. Among those who condone “extraordinary rendition” (kidnapping people), plagiarism (kidnapping ideas) is nothing.

  86. thwack June 7, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

    Jordan Peterson drops hammer on Postmodernism:

    youtube.com/watch?v=Cf2nqmQIfxc

    He does a good job demonstrating the connection between it and Marxism; but its also possible Postmodernism is more a response to fascism than anything else?

    • janet June 7, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

      I like the Black post-modern movement founded by Black women: Black Lives Matter!

      • thwack June 7, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

        Peterson is an intelectual juggernaut; as far as I can see he seems to have an answer for every problem.

        the only problem he has so far failed to tackle head on is racism.

        And his failure to address it is very interesting because his silence on the subject is causing him to be adopted as an icon of the fascists and by logical progression, the racists.

        I guess Peterson has feet of clay after all?

        He can blame the Marxists and Postmodernists as much as me wants; but if he refuses to address the racism question; he cannot in good faith challenge those who do and get a wrong answer.

    • janet June 7, 2017 at 6:27 pm #

      “More a response to fascism…”

      Exactly, Thwack! Specifically, Black Lives Matter is a response to male cis-gendered fascists. We won’t make the same mistake we made with the Panthers.

  87. FincaInTheMountains June 7, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

    The size does matter

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/arguendi/47553507/3234950/3234950_800.jpg

    Definitely one of the best photos of the year. For the textbook on geopolitics.

    Emir of Qatar + The Dark One

  88. fodase June 7, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

    janet you really are a kook.

    you have no idea what it takes to form and defend a nation.

    your side is the neville chamberlains of our time, oblivious to & welcoming the utter evil closing in daily upon civilization.

    your side will be thoroughly vanquished after righteous people
    rise up and lay waste to the mongrel hordes and their odious presence in Western lands.

    prepare to be despised and spit upon for a good generation, for it will be recognized that your monstrous side led to the slaughter of nations.

    you and your depraved abettors have sown the wind.

    • thwack June 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

      “their odious presence in Western lands.”

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

      are you talking about Europe?

      or “Western Lands” white people moved to that already had non white people there like Australia, Canada, Africa, United States…?

  89. FincaInTheMountains June 7, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    Very few people understand the mechanism of the “geopolitical catastrophe” that continues to happen right now, before our eyes.

    And a very important part of this catastrophe, its essence is the destruction of culture around the world: ISIS blows up Palmyra, and the Russian government destroys the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS). And when I say the Russian government, I do not mean the President of Russia, who is struggling to save the RAS.

    After all, what is happening now with the RAS sheds light on the fact that Alexander Yakovlev broke the backbone not of the Soviet Union, but of Russia, just as it was broken by those who sold Fort Ross in California, and then sold Alaska, and now inflate the anti-American tantrum in Russia because the American people rebelled against them and said that Russia is a friend and traditional ally of the American people.

    This is very difficult to comprehend, since the roots of what is happening are in Normandy, where the Americans landed in 1944, but not now, in the 12th century, about which no one knows anything and does not want to know, but those who destroy the RAS and blow up Palmyra themselves make people remember this, as a spy sent to humanity, by his actions, exposes the one who is the enemy of all humans.

  90. Pucker June 7, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

    They fucked Nixon. Apparently, they hated Nixon because Nixon was strong willed and threatened the “Oil Depletion Allowance”. There were strong links between the C..I,A and the Texas oil money centered in Houston, Midland, and Dallas. JFK flew into enemy territory on November 22, 1963.

    “Nixon, of course, was no innocent. He played rough with his critics, and he liked intrigue. But the evidence indicates that, despite his documented penchant for dirty deeds, he wasn’t behind Watergate and the Watergate-related dirty deeds that ultimately brought him down.As the former GOP official Ed DeBolt told me: “I think that [Weicker] wanted to hear that Nixon was a bad guy . . . I always say to people, especially if they are liberals, do you like having the Clean Water Act? Do you like having the EPA? Do you like having the government clean up the air? “He was not controllable,” DeBolt said of Nixon. “You wouldn’t want to depend on Nixon if you were doing all kinds of clandestine crazy stuff . . . He had his own mind, and he was insecure. You want someone who is good and stable and solid, and who is going to carry out your bidding and do your thing for you . . . He was just a very strong-willed person who had his back up . . . That is not the kind of person, I wouldn’t think, that the intelligence people would want to have to deal with.”

  91. janet June 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

    “Your side is the Neville Chamberlains of our time” –fodase fodase

    Thank you, fodase, because Chamberlain had received a British military chiefs of staff report that concluded that Britain could not possibly stop Germany from taking Czechoslovakia, so Chamberlain acted correctly in avoiding war. Britain would have been slaughtered.

    “In general, British generals believed the military and the nation were not ready for war. On Sept. 20, 1938, then-Col.Hastings Ismay, secretary to the Committee of Imperial Defense, sent a note to Thomas Inskip, the minister for the coordination of defense, and Sir Horace Wilson, a civil servant. Time was on Britain’s side, Ismay argued, writing that delaying the outbreak of war would give the Royal Air Force time to acquire airplanes that could counter the Luftwaffe, which he considered the only chance for defeating Hitler. British strategists, including Ismay, believed their country could win a long war (so long as they had time to prepare for it). This was a common belief, and doubtless factored into Chamberlain’s calculations.”

    But your basic premise is wrong. Islam is not a threat, Hitler was. Muslims are our best allies against terrorism. We should embrace moderate Muslims and support progressive Muslims in their goals:

    muslimreformmovement.org/MRMDeclaration.pdf

  92. MrTibbs June 7, 2017 at 9:30 pm #

    MORE, MORE, MORE
    ….how do you like it?

    To believe more nuclear warheads makes more safety,
    ……is believing more laws makes more justice, more Deep State agencies makes more security, more spending on defense makes more security, more lines of code makes better automation and information processing, more highways makes more efficient transportation, and more Artificial Intelligence makes more leisure.

    And finally, the grandest illusion of all, in the old republic: More material possession, fame, and fortune makes more happiness:
    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4552628/Tiger-Woods-arrested-DUI.html

    And members of the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, and Trilateral commission enjoy making more, in the old republic.

    And the gainful recruiting, arming, deployment, and dispersion of ISIS makes more, in perpetuity, while obviating the need for masses of humans at the very same time.

    And all the libtards want to do is criticize, condemn, and complain.

    They call me Mr. Tibbs.

    -T

    • onehunglo June 7, 2017 at 9:53 pm #

      ah, MrTibbs, you very wise one indeed.

      onehunglo enjoy family travel present in Montreal.

      Canada still pleasant place but enjoy Switzerland more.

      who are one you refer as “libtard”??

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

  93. Pucker June 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

    Harvard Business School was so impressed with George W. Bush, Jr.’s drunken driving at Yale and his record of being AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard that it accepted his business school application submitted after the application deadline had passed.

    George W. Bush, Jr. got a girl pregnant and arranged for an abortion. The Goober voters believed that he was a Big Christian.

  94. FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 6:47 am #

    A political drama will begin in a few hours, which could lead to a nuclear war

    The US Senate Commission will interrogate the former director of the FBI Comey.

    Hillary wants him to accuse Trump of obstructing justice, e.g. trying to abolish the election results.

    But Comey understands perfectly: his attempts to bleach Hillary Clinton can lead to a prison cell, and his support of accusing her of a crime may lead the former FBI director to a severe mental depression and jump from the roof of a skyscraper on the basis of such depression.

    Hillary wants him to accuse Trump of obstructing justice, and Trump wants him to tell how Hillary was trying to start a nuclear war and General Flynn had to enter into negotiations with the Russian embassy in order to prevent such a sad outcome.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 7:22 am #

      Comey has already published his testimony, from which the interrogation will begin, and from the above point of view they are 50/50.

      But after that, senators, including Republican senators, will start asking questions, and if these questions come up to questions about the reasons for blaming General Flynn for lying to Vice-President Pence about his negotiations with the Russian ambassador, then Comey can give Hillary away.

      edition.cnn.com/2017/06/07/politics/james-comey-memos-testimony/index.html

    • FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 7:33 am #

      Trump’s Impeachment = war. Putin clearly hinted at this in an interview with Oliver Stone.

  95. janet June 8, 2017 at 8:40 am #

    Janet, The reason that nations have armies/treaties is the realization that they can remain a nation only so long as they can militarily defend it…and not a day longer…thus is human history defined.

    You got the history part right. Nowadays the world is less violent and nations exist without having a military. Costa Rica abolished their military in 1949. War is obsolete now that we have nonviolent means of resolving conflict without use of militaries, without bloodshed.

    • JimInFlorida June 8, 2017 at 9:26 am #

      janet, your ignorance of the purpose of modern war is astounding.

      Modern imperial wars are fought to establish the right to claim ownership of foreign central banks and their underlying assets. That is called imperialism and Washington is the current master of it.

      The U.S. has over 800 military bases around the world, including the domestic States held hostage since 1874. NOT TO SECURE some childish belief in “freedom” or “democracy” for the people but, to enforce our claims on foreign central banks and the underlying assets.

      WHY??? Because we can then issue letters of credit against them and use them as security to borrow from the cartel that runs the Federal Reserve. The U.S. Congress creates our fiat money but, the stamp of the Fed gives it “value” and that “value” is often from foreign assets held hostage. We back our fiat money by the barrel of a gun and all the lies that can be loaded into the breech.

      THAT is why we have our vast imperial war machine. It also launders narcotics money, launders defense spending, launders CIA black book money, and keeps The Tribe in power. The last being the most important of all.

      • onehunglo June 8, 2017 at 9:38 am #

        ah, jiminflorida, you wise one indeed!

        whatever shall we do?
        1. obey God’s commandments, including 11th one.
        2. have good story to tell.
        3. take someone along and enjoy ride.
        4. ask God for help.
        5. ask not for whom bell tolls.
        youtube.com/watch?v=WdogzkMB68w&index=34&list=PLl55Zh3U2VW7YD-JKHT0vYIk1ZCrK7c4-

        don’t believe in Creator???

        then enjoy existence to end.
        funwithdad.net/funwithdad1m.htm

        let not you heart be troubled.

        may God be with you.

        -onehunglo

        • JimInFlorida June 8, 2017 at 1:16 pm #

          Ah onehunglo,

          It is tempting to call upon Lord Shiva, for he is the Lord of Destruction, Yea verily, the terror of His Justice upon the wicked may also cause harm to the righteous.

          Better to call upon Lord Krishna, who says in the Bhagavad Gita that he comes down to deliver the pious and ANNIHILATE the miscreants. For Krishna knoweth what his left and right hands do and no confusion comes from his hand.

          Perhaps Janos, the temple guru for the afflicted Bright Ones of CFN, can speak on this?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

            Hunglo is an avatar of Tibbs, much as Krishna is an Avatar of Vishnu the Preserver. Sometimes preserving things means to destroy that which is destroying them. So occasionally Vishnu sends down an Avatar that out Shiva’s Shiva the Destroyer.

            There has been a tendency in this Kali Yuga towards the Cult of the Personality and worshiping these Man Gods. Thus Krishna is worshiped before Vishnu and Christ before God the Father. It’s not wrong per se if the Avatars are really Avatars. For we have not (and cannot) know the Father, but we have known the Son. And he who knows the Son knows the Father.

  96. FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    They fucked Nixon. Apparently, they hated Nixon because Nixon was strong willed and threatened the “Oil Depletion Allowance” == Pucker

    You’ve got to be kidding. Oil Depletion Allowance?

    Both Kennedy and Nixon were removed for their attitude toward American-Russian relations, which were really the driving force of American internal politics for the last 80 years, you just didn’t realize it until now.

    Kennedy was executed for keeping his part of the bargain during Caribbean missile crisis and removing the American Jupiter missiles targeting USSR from Turkey.

    Nixon was Watergated for his insistence on policy of Détente with USSR in early 1970s when US Party of War was convinced of US having a decisive military advantage over Russia due to MIRV technology.

    • Pucker June 8, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

      Good point. You’re probably right.

  97. onehunglo June 8, 2017 at 10:01 am #

    while you one deep state thugs transfix on clinton fixer comey, kim jung-un prepare ballistic missile launch and globalist continue provide safe passage, arming, and dispersion of ISIS thugs.

    behold as tragedy befall on wide open U.S. homeland.

    that ok.

    let not you heart be troubled.

    may God be with you.

    -onehunglo

  98. nsa June 8, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    Punter Alert: crude oil peeled off a couple of dollars overnight. Looks like it will make it to $40 before the end of June…..and below $35 around the Oct-Nov time frame. Most of you still have TalmudVision boxes in your domiciles so you will never be able to think clearly about trading…or anything else.

  99. wm5135 June 8, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    “War is obsolete now that we have nonviolent means of resolving conflict without use of militaries, without bloodshed.” Janet -Peace in our Time-BovinePastureEnrichment.
    I am positive that the people of Yemen will overwhelmingly agree with this statement of objective reality. Are there any mediums on the site, see if you can get ole Muammar’s consensus.
    *
    The rich corporations have turned a deaf ear
    They don’t care who goes hungry, they’ve made that much clear
    You see the trouble with people is we wanna believe
    But they can’t turn a profit without tricks up their sleeve

    It’s the roofers and truckers, the working class suckers
    The firemen and teachers, the soldiers and preachers
    Who shoulder the blows, it comes and it goes
    A six trillion dollar debt, you pay through the nose

    I said, don’t get me started
    I’m a drag when I’ve had a few drinks
    And don’t get me started
    I don’t care what anyone thinks
    ‘Cause it makes me angry
    Rodney Crowell – Don’t Get Me Started

  100. wm5135 June 8, 2017 at 10:51 am #

    Please pour me a double, Tibbs and Onehunglo calling it out clear from the New Republic.
    Will it ever be time to break out from the duopoly?

    • onehunglo June 8, 2017 at 11:03 am #

      ah, wm5135, clarity acquired only when one adopt 50,000 foot view….

      as onehunglo watch clinton shill comey grovel in front of you one corrupt senate, onehunglo realize days of U.S. dollar reserve currency status will not simple grind to end…….but rather crash with thundering, reckless abandon.

      deep state will fail to impeach or impale you one trump.

      that ok.

      let not you heart be troubled.

      may God be with you.

      -onehunglo

  101. Dumbedup June 8, 2017 at 11:19 am #

    I realize this is off-topic, and our host will probably write about today’s Senate testimony in tomorrow’s essay, but I want to say that I believe James Comey is an American hero. If you listen to his testimony, and read his statement, it is clear he has the highest ideals of honesty, integrity and devotion to his duty. While they are on opposite sides of the scales of justice, I would put him alongside Edward Snowden and Julian Assange as pivotal characters in world history during the early part of the 21st century.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

      He’s sweating buckets because he knows what a fool he looks. He’s got nothing because the Kookspiracy got nothing. He has admitted to leaking his own memos about Trump to the press. A traitor in other words.

      McCain refered to Comey as president at one point. An apt symbol of the whole foolish unraveling.

      • Dumbedup June 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

        He is not a fool and to an objective observer he is a dedicated public servant who is telling the truth about an implied quid pro quo. (Be loyal to me, drop the investigation, and you keep your job.) Whether that will rise to the level of impeachment remains to be seen. You, on the other hand, are a radical right wing lug nut buffoon with a decent vocabulary and a fast internet connection.

      • nsa June 8, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

        …they may love the treason, but no one loves the traitor……

      • onehunglo June 8, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

        you one Comey big loser.

        he perjure himself and come off as big scared pussy.

        he only obstacle to prosecution of Hillary, deep state, and den of thieves.

        Russia nothing but desperate distraction by losers.

        prepare to gird up thy loins.

        let not you heart be troubled.

        may God be with you.

        -onehunglo

    • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 3:15 pm #

      I apologize for trying to explain the Muslim threat in Europe to you. Your post above shows your not a person who understand anything until everyone else does and it comes out in the “news” as true. Even Chrissy Mathews admitted that today was a debacle for the Anti-Trump forces.

      yahoo.com/news/live-coverage-james-comey-senate-testimony-153308399.html

  102. janet June 8, 2017 at 11:31 am #

    “janet, your ignorance of the purpose of modern war is astounding” –jif

    Thanks for sharing. I do not share the judaeo-christian belief that humans are fundamentally flawed. There is too much goodness in the world.

    • JimInFlorida June 8, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

      I have no complaint here with you.

      I also do not share the Jewdeo-Xtian theology. It is a corrupt chimera of two paradigms that are incompatible with each other. It mated with Belphegor in the 1980’s to beget the current form of J-X that plagues the land today.

      Traditional Christianity has been thoroughly scrubbed from the mass mind of ‘Murica and no part remains in our institutions. A few tattered and impotent groups operate outside of the 501(c)3 contract and are virtual outlaws.

      Orthodox Christianity is being restored in Tsar Vladimir Putin’s Russia. In doctrine, theology, and power to shape society for good, the Orthodox Church in Russia is incomparably superior to the feckless and useless churches in ‘Murica.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

        I too love Orthodoxy, but remember, man’s fallen nature is a fundamental to all legitimate Christianity. All spiritual traditions have some teaching about this. If we were fine as we are, there would be no need of religions to begin with. As Christ said, they are for the sick.

        Buddhism says that our average state of mind is negative. Of the hundred possible states of mind, something like 70% of them are negative. Beyond that, Life is suffering a la the Four Noble Truths. Islam and Hinduism say that we have “forgotten” who we are. Taoism says the same I believe.

  103. ozone June 8, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    The Comey Hewings–
    An amazing exercise in innuendo, perception management and smear.

    Two things to establish: “The Russians *definitely* (umm, with high confidence) done dood it.” — “Trumpy the Clown overstepped his legal authority and badly frightened our heroic Herr Comey.” (No evidence need be presented, BTW; hearsay should do quite nicely, thanks.)

    The point: To help with the Deep State’s self-propagation and continuation by making of Russia a true evil and military danger to the ‘Murkin peep-holes. The Fascists are not a-comin’ (or, a’Comey-ing), they’re already here. (We have “high confidence” of that by the light of our serious investigations, so let us have no disputes on that score, if you please.)

    “…You can be sure that the NeoCon / DemProg axis is determined to get rid of Trump at all costs. Impeachment requires some sort of high crime or misdemeanor. So far, going on a year, they haven’t come up with any evidence that the Golden Golem of Greatness acted as a Russian agent in some fashion, and that itself has got to be a little suspicious, considering the thousands of clerks in the spinning mills of those legendary seventeen Intel outfits the government runs.” — JHK

    • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      And if they hate him this much, he must be doing something right, at least occasionally as in getting us out of the Paris death trap. And not doing somethings wrong, as in not attacking Assad.

      What are you listening to these days? Check out Paddy Tarleton, White Nationalism’s Bob Dylan. Here is Sovereignty and Blood forever.

      youtube.com/watch?v=J7jRzGfZFUg

      This is what it means to have one’s music really mean something; to be the Bard of a Movement and a People; to not just be a weatherman or vane, but an actual Sail on the Ship.

      • thwack June 8, 2017 at 2:43 pm #

        or a chip on a shoulder

        • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

          Whites aren’t just people but a People – and we have collective rights as well as personal. It’s all uphill from here, Thwack – the horn of Buckland is blowing and the Volk are awakening.

          Listen to his ballad of Raunch Vag Rosie about the Prophet Natham Damigo puncing out Moldylocks. You’ll like this man if you give him a chance – in spite of yourself.

          • thwack June 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

            I would never punch a girl

          • thwack June 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm #

            But I would knee one in the back of the neck.

            Just sayin

  104. volodya June 8, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    When JHK departs this mortal coil, he will atone for his temporal indiscretions in the Jewish version of Purgatory before he ascends to his Reward; harp lessons with Big G.

    I know, I know, show me where it sez Purgatory in the Scriptures. It was a kingsized omission, let me tell you. And SOMEBODY has to summon up the cojones to rectify it. Maybe the current Pope can commission a commission to study the issue for the next half dozen centuries or so. But I digress.

    And while he’s down there, Kunstler’s job will be to give tours of Hell. He will just be a tour guide, driving up and down a narrow gauge rail descending from Purgatory and going round and round the Seven Circles, toot-tooting the train whistle, giving his acid commentary over the oohs and ahs of his rapt clientele, people motivated enough to get there.

    A difficult thing for the prospective tourist, finding the way to Kunstler by means of ancient documents, probably squirreled away in monasteries deep in some Middle Eastern desert, so remote that even Time forgot, discerning meaning from fiendishly complex script in some dead language.

    But I cringe to think who Kunstler’s boss down there will be. Hopefully one of the Heavenly Host. But maybe someone of the likes of Focalor or Vepar, the Dread Dukes who Kunstler mentioned in one of his posts. And, come to think of it, just how the Hell did Kunstler know of them anyway?

    Or maybe a lesser being, hmmmmm, maybe Furfur, a scoundrel who commands twenty six legions of demons, who appears as a winged hart.

    And who will be in one of Hell’s sideshows? Imagine Bill, Hillary and Trump with their fingers clenched around each others throats for all Eternity.

    No, no Purgatory for them. Nope, no atonement. For those three, the un-Holy Trinity, it will be straight down the chute.

    And what about Comey? I don’t know about Comey. No doubt he will have to spend SOME time in Purgatory, washing away the stain of his email investigation. Maybe they’ll let him be a conductor on Kunstler’s train.

  105. FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Comey interrogation-first impressions

    And the first impressions are usually the most correct:

    Republican Chairman of the commission from North Carolina Richard Burr in his opening remarks was emphatically neutral in contrast to the Democratic vice-chairman from Virginia, Mark Warner, who constantly winked at Comey, as if saying that we both know that Trump is a Russian spy. However, the task of the Clintonoids is more modest – to prove that Trump obstructed the justice ala Nixon and to arrange Watergate 2.0.

    The old bitch can’t learn new tricks.

    And so these Comey winks with the Clintonoids on the topic “I thought that these words meant a guideline to stop the investigation of General Flynn” were exchanged for 40 minutes, until the Republican senator from Idaho and the former governor of this state, Jim Risch, did not make the Comey recognize that no US court will interpret the words of the President (“I hope it will go away”) as an attempt to obstruct justice.

    And then he was interrogated by the Democratic Senator from California and the former chairman of the commission, Dianne Feinstein, who forced Comey to admit that at the moment when this happened, he was afraid and could not tell Trump that his “hopes of stopping the investigation of General Flynn” are not ethical and as the FBI director he will not be guided by it and even promised him not to do it.

  106. Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    Comey said he leaked memos in response to Trump tweets. But the tweets were actually in response to the leaked memos. Out of such twisted wood like Comey, nothing straight can ever be built. Such driftwood is only good for burning or decoration. He’s a colorful Cuck, I’ll grant you that. One time he said, I’m just a White six foot seven piece of crap!

  107. wm5135 June 8, 2017 at 3:24 pm #

    It was just short of 26 months from the breaking and entering at the Watergate to the resignation. Though a minor crime there was an arrest record and then the subsequent investigation of the attempted cover up. As of today – innuendo,no arrest, no subpoena, no inidictment. Best laugh of the day – “damaging to the office of the president”. Where in the hell have these idiots been for the last 24 years?
    I hope by the end of today it will be more clearly evident the degree to which those with a stake in the current state of affairs hope we are nothing more than a naive bunch of fools.
    I still believe the turmoil Mr. Trump is delivering will ultimately be good for the republic. I will go on record today with my belief that any hope for any legislation to strengthen our nation has been flushed down the dumper.
    *
    I’d be anything that you want me to be
    But I won’t be a fool for you
    Delbert McClinton – Who’s Foolin Who

    • JimInFlorida June 8, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

      Who all remembers the faux impeachment theater of Bill Clinton?

      Without going through all the details, Bill’s “impeachment” was designed to inoculate the office of the POTUS.

      Why? Because TPTB knew that high crimes and treason against the American People would be done and they had to cultivate a weak strain of the upcoming crimes, put President Clinton through the impeachment process, impeach him, and THEN let him go free in the Senate because the evidence (inoculation) was too weak to find him, “Guilty.”

      It’s the same thing when giant corporations deliberately ARRANGE rigged lawsuits against themselves by legal theater. By having the lawsuit go forward and then defeated (or thrown out) they will be protected when the REAL CRIME is committed, at some later date.

      In both cases of corporate and Presidential malfeasance, both are now protected. They can show how past malfeasances didn’t stick and were found, “Not Guilty.” Since the Office of the POTUS cannot be tried again for same crime, the way was cleared for GW Bush, Viceroy Cheney, and The Obamination to do the horrific crimes they did.

      All Trump has to do is use the Clinton inoculation to ward off the Deep State and show how Bush, Cheney, and Obama got away with murder. Either that or blow the lid off, go on TV, and let We Teh Sheep see the treason and malfeasance done against them over the past 25 years. Hell, go all the way back to the USS Liberty while he’s at it!

      If the Pentagon doesn’t carry out a palace coup in 24 hours and round up the Top 0.1% and their enablers in Washington, then the masses will have to do it. We are at the point where blood must flow. The American project has failed, just as Lord Macaulay said it would in 1857.

      “… your Republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth; with this difference. That the Huns and Vandals, who ravaged the Roman Empire, came from without, and that your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your country by your own institutions. …”

  108. janet June 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    Seeing more public restrooms with signs like tis: “ALL GENDER BATHROOM, anyone can use this restroom regardless od gender identity or expression”

    It is not political correctness, just basic human decency. Down with rest room fascists!

    • thwack June 8, 2017 at 4:58 pm #

      you gonna be seein more public restrooms with hidden cameras in em too.

      Just sayin

      • janet June 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

        Fine by me. Genitalia is not exposed sitting inside a stall. Nothing to see here, thwack. Move along.

      • malthuss June 9, 2017 at 12:17 am #

        why?

    • malthuss June 9, 2017 at 12:17 am #

      BATHROOMS with no tub.

      • janet June 9, 2017 at 2:08 am #

        You have led a very fortunate life if you have never had to bathe yourself using a handwasing sink. If you can bathe yourself, it is a bathroom, even without a tub.

    • S M Tenneshaw June 9, 2017 at 5:17 am #

      “Well ossifer, ya see uh, the thing is, I IDENTIFY as a gurl. Yeah, that’s the ticket, heh heh, heh heh.”

  109. FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    The most amazing thing is that Comey knows perfectly well the reasons for Gen. Flynn negotiations with the Russian ambassador in the last days of 2016 – avoidance of the nuclear conflict between the two superpowers and saving the lives of millions of Americans including his own 6 children.

  110. FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    What ordinary Soviet people were interested in in the 60s

    I went to kindergarten then, but I remember well how I was at the birthday of a boy in a communal apartment and how the whole apartment was running all the way to watch the first TV without a water-magnifying glass in front of the screen when, a year and a half after the Caribbean crisis, Kennedy was reported dead.

    In particular, I well remember the words “atomic war”, although I did not understand their significance, feeling how horrified everyone were discussing Kennedy’s death in connection with the fact that he prevented an atomic war.

    To say that the communal residents understood that Kennedy was killed for making concessions in the Caribbean crisis, I certainly can not, but now the impression I have from the birthday of my kindergarten friend is exactly this.

    And under this impression from those conversations of ordinary Soviet people in a communal apartment, I still have before my eyes a picture of how Mikoyan is following Kennedy’s coffin, on the TV screen at our house the day after this birthday, which I remembered for my entire life.

  111. Pucker June 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm #

    I should probably read up on Watergate? I didn’t like Nixon, so I generally bought into the official story. But, on its face, the official Watergate story doesn’t make any sense. The Watergate burglars were C..I,A professionals who carried off the most amateur burglary in history, for no benefit to Nixon who was clearly going to beat McGovern in the election. And the burglars were carrying with them documents and money tracing them directly to Nixon. Not believable. And Bob Woodward had C..I,A links. Too fishy…. It appears that Nixon was framed, probably because of Detente with the Russians? John Dean had C..I,A links and set up Nixon.

    “Nixon, of course, was no innocent. He played rough with his critics, and he liked intrigue. But the evidence indicates that, despite his documented penchant for dirty deeds, he wasn’t behind Watergate and the Watergate-related dirty deeds that ultimately brought him down.As the former GOP official Ed DeBolt told me: “I think that [Weicker] wanted to hear that Nixon was a bad guy . . . I always say to people, especially if they are liberals, do you like having the Clean Water Act? Do you like having the EPA? Do you like having the government clean up the air? “He was not controllable,” DeBolt said of Nixon. “You wouldn’t want to depend on Nixon if you were doing all kinds of clandestine crazy stuff . . . He had his own mind, and he was insecure. You want someone who is good and stable and solid, and who is going to carry out your bidding and do your thing for you . . . He was just a very strong-willed person who had his back up . . . That is not the kind of person, I wouldn’t think, that the intelligence people would want to have to deal with.”

    • FincaInTheMountains June 8, 2017 at 8:06 pm #

      An unknown agent with a pornographic nickname “Deep Throat” provoked Watergate, as a result of which President Nixon was forced to resign by a young lawyer named Hillary Clinton, and, together with Nixon, disappeared the Detente and nuclear disarmament, conquered by mankind at the cost of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lives and not less than fifty thousand Americans.

      • janet June 8, 2017 at 9:06 pm #

        If Hillary is able to “disappear the Detente and nuclear disarmament” all by herself, then she is more effective than Trump … we should have elected her!

  112. Pucker June 8, 2017 at 9:46 pm #

    Nixon had a reputation as “Tricky Dick”, so he was smeared from-the-git-go. Nixon was probably being honest when he said that he didn’t know anything about the Watergate break in, but no one believed “‘Ole Tricky Dick”. John Dean and other close Nixon advisers advised him to undertake damage control knowing that their conversations were being taped, and it appeared to the public that “Tricky Dick” was up to his usual sneaky antics.

    • janet June 8, 2017 at 10:03 pm #

      Ol’ Dick Nixon was the sneakiest Quaker ever!

    • nsa June 9, 2017 at 12:28 am #

      Puck,
      Nixon was finished when they started playing the tapes publicly….all that ragging on the jews and afros did him in. The stuff was inadvertently hilarious……445 hours of it. Example: discussing all the jew traitors in government with Halderman:
      NIXON: “every one’s a jew…Ellsberg a jew….Halperin a jew”
      HALDERMAN: “Gelb’s a jew too”
      NIXON: “there aren’t any negro spies…have you ever noticed”
      HALDERMAN: “not intellectual enough…not smart enough to be spies”
      NIXON: “the jews…the jews are born spies. you notice how many of them are in it up to their necks”
      HALDERMAN: “a basic deviousness”

      • elysianfield June 9, 2017 at 1:05 am #

        Nixon…I voted for him twice, and wish to God he were still available for advice. Nixon, among other things, engineered the “Petrodollar” system, where the US would guarantee the House of Saud if they priced their oil ONLY with US dollars. This provided for the dollars absolute hegemony in World trade, established the dollar as the benchmark currency and provided for the highest standard of living possible for US citizens…you and I benefitted our whole lives on this masterstroke of foreign policy. We are soon to pay the piper for the ride, but it was great while it lasted…and it lasted almost 50 years.

        Bashing Nixon, while a popular pursuit, is totally unwarranted by those who benefitted from his foresight…he was one of the great ones.

        • FincaInTheMountains June 9, 2017 at 3:30 am #

          The USSR provided a decisive support for the US Dollar at the Time of Troubles for battered US currency by boosting the purchases of US grain, and boosting the US image by going along with the “Moon Landing” fake.

  113. DA June 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm #

    Our host has once again taken me to task for shooting my mouth off, which I am admittedly wont to do once I get a few beers in me.

    So mea culpa once more my fellow Clusterfuck Nation commenters, what can I say? I’m a horse’s ass and a lout when I have a few beers in me (thank GOD! I don’t drink anything harder than that!), and I simply shouldn’t be granted access to the internet when I get that way. And if I keep it up long enough, I probably WON’T BE soon enough.

    All of which does nothing to dispel my suspicions that our brother janos and our sister janos might in fact be the same person masquerading as two for our collective “entertainment.” We’ll see…

    That said, I need to take a break from all this shit for awhile, so hopefully all you miscreants can play nicely among yourselves while I’m gone. Cheers!

    😉

    DA

    • Janos Skorenzy June 8, 2017 at 11:30 pm #

      Because we both talked about Islam? Deep man, real deep. We have opposite viewpoints on just about everything – including Islam. She is for it and I’m agin it.

  114. FincaInTheMountains June 9, 2017 at 3:41 am #

    If Hillary is able to “disappear the Detente and nuclear disarmament” all by herself, then she is more effective than Trump … we should have elected her! == janet

    By interrogating Nixon alone, without letting Nixon’s attorneys to be present, the Witch put a spell on the President with her deadening gaze and extracted a resignation letter.

    Trump apparently is a much stronger man, or may be with age she lost most of her Witching powers, or may be the souls of the dead children murdered by her starting at Waco, Texas are calling heavy on her.

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