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  1. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter January 14, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    Well, it’s like that old “if a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it” thingy. Here, if a bunch of FBI and DOJ guys do some criminal things, and nobody in the media sees it, does it really happen???

    Squeeky Fromm
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    • Zoltar January 14, 2019 at 10:54 am #

      Of course they see it, Squeeky. But they are doing the bidding of their corporate masters.

      • K-Dog January 14, 2019 at 11:52 am #

        What you don’t think they do it to keep us safe? Perhaps you need your attitude adjusted? It can happen. Not to Trump, he is too high profile but the average person like you could be driven near mad by their bag of tricks. And nobody would be the wiser.

        • K-Dog January 14, 2019 at 11:54 am #

          But it is up to you to demonstrate that you are worthy of being watched and harassed. Simple crazy is not good enough.

      • Sean Coleman January 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        “Of course they see it, Squeeky. But they are doing the bidding of their corporate masters.”

        I don’t believe that journalists behave dishonestly because they are leant on by the media owners or by government. I just read Bruce Charlton’s short polemic about the mass media, Addicted To Distraction. He actually laughs at the idea that ‘powerful’ governments tell the media what to do and I think he is probably the first person I have come across who agrees with what I have been saying.

        In Charlton’s eyes the mass media are evil, they destroy everything that is good, trivialize everything, have no purpose beyond this and the fact that they ‘are’ the Left, have no plan, all their values are transient and relative, deal in opinion only and will ruin the world. I can’t really argue with that. He also states that the media do four things without exception:

        1 Call everything that is good bad
        2 Call everything that is bad good
        3 When they do call what is good good it is for a bad reason
        4 When they do call what is bad bad it is for a bad reason

        I think he is pretty accurate there too.

        The media tell the government and the institutions what to think rather than the other way round. Right again.

        He also argues (as I understand it) that there is no rhyme or reason to them. And if this is indeed what he says then he could not be any more right because it is all irrational.

        He does not get the fantasy element, though, because he has an entire postscript about the ‘evil’ Jimmy Savile and the BBC cover-up. The reason the NYT saves the first relevant fact until the ninth paragraph, or in a long piece about mass shootings saves to the third or fourth PAGE the fact that the big majority are committed by blacks, or don’t report on what the likes of Jeff Carlson or Sharyl Attkisson dig up, is because they are acting out the fantasy.

        The media do evil because they tell themselves they are doing good, or saving the world, or civilization. They believe it too, it seems, or at least part of their addled mind does.

        Assuming this story here is also a fantasy, the evidence will not be hard to find. It will all be there (as they still say about Jimmy Savile) Hiding In Plain Sight.

        • amb January 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm #

          Can’t agree. Authoritarian governments control the media and use it as a free propaganda machine. Not the other way around. That has been shown over and over and over again throughout history.

          Don’t think Bruce Charlton is on target.

        • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 12:05 am #

          That whole deal with Jimmy Savile shows how incompetent and/or corrupted the so called news media truly is. 1) That they never exposed him in life and 2) They dare not ask the right questions now.

          Questions such as – how could he pal around with the royal family for years, going “on holiday” with them scores of times? Didn’t MI5 investigate him? Did security find nothing? Or did they find something but decided to say nothing.

          Or most likely the Royals knew what he was and he serviced their needs as a procurer of children. They are all as perverted and degenerate as Savile. No journalist starts asking the obvious questions because that’s where it leads.

          This from the Washington post in 2014, 3 years after Savile’s death:

          “In all, Savile is believed to have abused at least 500 girls and boys, some as young as two, most between 13 and 15, as well as countless adults ranging up to 75 years old. With unfettered access to Leeds General Infirmary, the health service report said, he raped and fondled boys, girls, men and women in offices and corridors. He also allegedly committed sexual acts on dead bodies,”
          washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/06/27/how-bbc-star-jimmy-savile-got-away-with-allegedely…

          • Sean Coleman January 15, 2019 at 9:49 am #

            hmuller

            They did not expose him during his life because there was nothing to expose. He was libelled by the press a few times and he just took the damages (“if they want to throw their money away”).

            The big problem here is where your facts come from, and where Bruce Charlton’s facts come from. Well, Bruce got his from the media, which he excoriates (and rightly so). But still, you would at least think he might check a few of them.

            Firstly, that he was friends with the Royal Family. I am pretty sure he was not. They are very careful who they get close to surely. It is also said that he spent several Christmases at Chequers with Margaret Thatcher. Everyone says so, so it must be true. But, again, it is not true. Thatcher’s daughter, journalist Carol, denies he spent even one Christmas there. Chequers is near Stoke Mandeville hospital where Savile raised millions of pounds to build a whole new wing for the severely disabled and it seems he dropped in on Thatcher once or twice around Christmas. Jimmy was a massive self-publicist (a pioneer in the field) and would have exaggerated his ties with the great and the good but you can be sure that they would have kept him at arms length, for class reasons more than anything.

            “Or most likely the Royals knew what he was and he serviced their needs as a procurer of children. They are all as perverted and degenerate as Savile.”

            This is absurd. As far as I know even the mainstream press do not sink that low, which is something. This is from the wilder shores of the internet, home for insomniacs and the mentally ill.

            “No journalist starts asking the obvious questions because that’s where it leads.”

            No. Journalists do not ask questions because they believe this tripe themselves. See my link down-thread to Richard Webster’s Flat Earth News essay which looks into the history of this remarkable fact (in this case a real fact) and where he provides an explanation (which I do not accept, as it happens). It is the fact that the journalists believe this nonsense themselves which is where the real problem lies. They already know Trump is guilty (of something), that blacks suffer from white racism, that immigrants are refugees (or even ‘climate refugees), that global warming is real because 97% of scientists say so (and just look at John Cook’s study – and at John Cook the man – for that ridiculous fact), that Weinstein is a monster, and so on and so forth, for ever and ever and ever.

            And then you quote from the Washington Post. Why? Where did they get their figures? 500? Well, who says so? The Health Service? And where do they get their figures? Bear in mind that Savile was never investigated but the police assumed that he was guilty and all the allegations (from the mad, bad and deluded ‘survivors’) were accepted as crimes, even if they were just anonymous messages left on help lines or multiple fake allegations.

            “He also allegedly committed sexual acts on dead bodies.”

            There was one particular YT video from the height of the hysteria where this talking head chunters on about this particular story, and very excited she was too. And I am sure I heard her say, “The chief pathologist at the hospital [in Leeds] would be able to corroborate this, but unfortunately he is dead.” If you run any fact in the whole sorry story down to ground you will invariably come up against something similar.

            These things are not difficult to get to the bottom of as the evidence is never well hidden. When you are in the grip of a fantasy you do not worry about such things because you are combatting Pure Evil and saving the world. But people will not look at the evidence which is practically under their nose. Why?

            When I first looked into this, and all the other insane fantasies the world is labouring under, it was a strange feeling when the penny drops for the first or the second time. But you quickly get used to it and you come to expect it. Look at the language used in the reporting (your Wa. Po. quote uses typical sweeping hyperbole, for example).

          • Sean Coleman January 15, 2019 at 10:09 am #

            Just to add to the ‘procuring children’ angle.

            irishsalem.com/irish-controversies/the-passion-of%20nora-wall-1999/ThePassionofNoraWall.php

            Nora Wall was an Irish nun who was the first woman in the state’s history to be convicted of rape, for which she got a life sentence. It was also the first time anyone was convicted on (now discredited) recovered memory. This took place during a particularly intense stage of the Irish anticlerical hysteria which has been rumbling on here for well over two decades.

            “On 1st December 2005 the Court of Criminal Appeal certified that former nun Nora Wall (Sister Dominic of the Sisters of Mercy), had been the victim of a miscarriage of justice. During the course of the hearing it was revealed that a young woman was lying when she gave an eyewitness account under oath of seeing Ms. Wall help to rape a 10-year-old girl. The girl was allegedly raped by Pablo McCabe, a homeless schizophrenic man, while Nora Wall held her legs.

            “Patricia Phelan 32, said that in 1996 a friend of hers (Regina Walsh) told her that she had been raped by Pablo McCabe and that Ms.Wall, then a Mercy nun had held her down. Regina Walsh had already made a complaint to Gardai and asked Ms. Phelan if she would make a statement. Ms Phelan did make a statement claiming to have seen the rape. She went to the Central Criminal Court in June 1999 and gave evidence at the trial of Pablo McCabe and Nora Wall. Her evidence was crucial in securing the conviction of Nora Wall and Pablo McCabe.

            “Just how crucial was Phelan’s evidence? Well the second major charge against the two accused was that they had raped Regina Walsh in 1990 on her 12th birthday – not an easy date to get wrong. Pablo McCabe was in Mountjoy prison on that date!! Even in the atmosphere of hysteria and lunacy that blanketed Ireland at the time, the jury might have started to doubt Walsh’s credibility if it had not been for her “witness” friend. As it was, the jury found the two accused innocent on THAT rape charge but convicted them on the other.

            “[On 16 December the three judges of the Court of Criminal appeal gave detailed reasons for their decision. In relation to Regina Walsh they accepted that there was a failure to disclose relevant evidence to the defence. This included the fact that Regina Walsh had made but not pursued an allegation of rape in England. (This was the “black man in Leicester Square” episode – see below). There was a failure to disclose her psychiatric history – which included the fact that she had first made the rape allegations while she was in a psychiatric hospital. There was the fact that Ms Walsh had recalled alleged episodes of rape by reference to flashbacks but there was no scientific evidence adduced to explain the phenomenon of flashbacks.]

            “After the Court of Criminal Appeal confirmed Nora Wall’s innocence, she approached Patricia Phelan with her hand outstretched. According to Irish Independent journalist Ann-Marie Walsh “Ms Phelan threw her arms around the former Mercy nun and cried loudly before leaving the Court of Criminal Appeal with her sister Sarah, tears streaming down her face.”

            “Nora Wall’s main accuser Regina Walsh was not in court to witness this scene. Neither was Pablo McCabe. He died shortly before Christmas 2002 and was buried three weeks later after no-one had come to claim his body. Pablo McCabe never knew his parents. He had been brought up in St. Michael’s and regularly returned there because he regarded it as his only home. That is how he came to be accused by women who were really looking for “compensation” from the Sisters of Mercy. Unlike Nora Wall he was an “accidental” victim!

            “A 2. Background to Barbarism

            “A 2.1 Convicted of Rape
            On 11 June 1999 Nora Wall and Pablo McCabe were found guilty of raping 10-year-old Regina Walsh in 1988. Nora Wall then Sister Dominic, had been the girl’s guardian while she was in care at St. Michael’s Care Centre in Cappoquin, Waterford. Sister Dominic became the manager of the new Centre shortly after it was built in the 1970s. The centre heralded a new approach to childcare, moving away from the large industrial school system to a system of smaller group homes. (It is ironic that a pioneer of this new child-centered approach was to come under vicious attack.)

            “Sister Dominic ran the group homes from 1978 to 1990. She left the Mercy order in 1994 and worked in hostels in Dublin and in a Romanian orphanage. After her conviction the media were to speculate obscenely about her work in these places.

            “50 year old Pablo McCabe was a diagnosed schizophrenic. In court he was described by his own legal team as a “vagabond and hobo”. He spent his early years in the care of the Sisters of Mercy in St. Michael’s and first met Nora Wall when he was trying to trace his mother. He said in evidence that he was a regular visitor to St. Michael’s during the 1980s.

            “A 2.2 After the Conviction – The Media
            After the conviction the media felt free to howl obscenities at Nora Wall in particular – “Vile Nun”, “Pervert Nun”, “Mercy Devil”, “I was Raped by Anti-Christ”. Since Nora Wall seemed to have no reputation to lose, some editors decided to go beyond obscenities and openly print lies.

            “On 11 July 1999, the Sunday World carried a front page “exclusive” by crime correspondent Paul Williams. Entitled “Rape Nuns Abuse Pact with Smyth”, it claimed that “evil nun Nora Wall, convicted for helping to rape a ten-year old child, also secretly provided children for sick paedophile priest Father Brendan Smyth. The Sunday World has learned that depraved cleric regularly visited St. Michael’s Childcare Centre in County Waterford where Wall – then Known as Sister Dominic – was working”. A female counsellor “who works with the victims of this horror home revealed that Fr. Brendan Smyth may have abused children there. …..[she said] ‘the information is very reliable and also very disturbing'”.

            “[A few years later Nora Wall was to win Eur 175,000 libel damages from the Sunday World. THAT news was buried by the media].

            “However the viciousness of the media was to have unexpected results. On 17 June Regina Walsh gave an interview to The Star newspaper in which she claimed that she had also been raped by a “black man in Leicester Square” in London. This was news to Nora Wall’s defence team. Moreover the Star published the names of Walsh and her “witness” Patricia Phelan. A Kilkenny businessman read the newspaper and recognised Phelan as the woman who had made a false rape allegation against himself! After some frantic searching he tracked down a brother of Nora’s and the defence came into possession of this vital evidence. It was to prove the weapon which destroyed the State’s case and saved the two accused.

            “A 2.3 Sentenced to Life
            On 23 July 1999 Nora Wall and Pablo McCabe came before Judge Paul Carney for sentencing in the Central Criminal Court. Their Counsel Hugh Hartnett sought an adjournment or a stay on any sentence. He told the court that there appeared to have been a grave breach of non-disclosure of evidence by the State. The State had not disclosed that Ms Walsh alleged she had been raped in London. Neither had they disclosed that Patricia Phelan’s allegations against an unnamed man had been dismissed in judicial review proceedings.

            “Incredibly Mr Denis Vaughan Buckley for the State refused to accept that anything was wrong. He said that the Gardai were not aware of these matters during their investigations. He rejected the claim that there had not been full disclosure of evidence and said that these issues were not relevant to the case!!

            The behaviour of Justice Carney was equally bizarre. He said that Nora Wall was the leader and had carried out a “gang rape” on the victim. He sentenced her to life imprisonment and Pablo McCabe to 12 years. He refused leave to appeal. Nora Wall was the first woman convicted of rape in the history of the State and now became the first person to receive a life sentence for that crime. Justice Carney may have had no option but to pass sentence but he knew about the undisclosed evidence. Why the thuggish comments and the unprecedented sentence?

            “A 2.4 Convictions Quashed
            Four days later on 27 July the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed the convictions of the two accused. The application to have the convictions set aside was made by the Director of Public Prosecutions. Had new evidence had emerged in the previous few days? No. It was just that the DPP had suddenly realised that Patricia Phelan should not have been called as a witness at all. The Office of the DPP had given this direction in 1997, but nevertheless, though inadvertence, she had been called. The staff of the DPP had not realised their mistake during the trial. The guilty verdict on 11 June had not jogged their memory, nor the article in The Star on 17 June, which named Ms. Phelan. Hugh Harnett’s setting out the undisclosed evidence on the date of sentencing had not caused them to search their memories. In fact one wonders whether they would realise their mistake even today if Regina Walsh had not given that interview. Would Nora Wall still be in jail and would Pablo McCabe have died in prison rather than in freedom?

            “The question remained as to whether there should be a second trial. It took the DPP another four months to decide that they would not seek to retry the case. However the Attorney General declared that neither Nora wall nor Pablo McCabe would receive an apology. On 17 November 1999 a spokesman for the Attorney General told the media that the issue of an apology did not arise because the convictions had been quashed!

            “There the matter rested until 1st December 2005 when the Court of Criminal Appeal finally certified that Nora Wall had been the victim of a miscarriage of justice.

            “Pablo McCabe was not there to receive HIS certificate. He died shortly before Christmas 2002, his body remained in the mortuary for three weeks awaiting relatives who never came and he was buried in a paupers’ grave in January 2003. In a sense he was the ultimate victim. He was accused by a woman who was really targeting the Sisters of Mercy but believed it would be more credible to name a man as the main rapist. The homeless schizophrenic Pablo McCabe became a convenient target because he was being helped by Nora Wall!

            “A 3. Conclusion

            “The case of Nora Wall and Pablo McCabe established a number of extra-ordinary precedents in Irish law.

            • Nora Wall was the first woman in the history of the State to be convicted of rape;
            •She was the first person to receive a life sentence for rape;
            •It was the only case in the history of the Office of the Director of PublicProsecution’s that a witness was called contrary to the instructions of the DPP;
            •Regina Walsh said she had recalled the rapes after experiencing “flashbacks”. This seems to be the ONLY time a conviction was obtained on such evidence in Ireland. (However in the USA “Recovered Memory Syndrome” has a long and infamous history).

            “The behaviour of the DPP and of Justice Paul Carney is also incredible. Throughout the trial the DPP failed to realise their “mistake” in calling Patricia Phelan as a witness. Nora Wall and Pablo McCabe were convicted on 10 June 1999; Regina Walsh gave her famous interview to the Star on 17 June including the bit about her other rape experience; the Kilkenny businessman recognised Patricia Phelan and contacted the defence and STILL the DPP remained in blissful ignorance. At the sentencing on 23rd July the DPP refused the defence’s application for an adjournment and denied that the new evidence was relevant! Finally in full knowledge of the new evidence, Judge Paul Carney made thuggish comments about Nora Wall and gave her an unprecedented sentence of life imprisonment.

            “If Ireland was an anti-Semitic society and Nora Wall was Jewish, nobody would be in any doubt of how these “mistakes” came about. I believe that our media are well aware that Nora Wall was convicted because she was a Catholic nun, in a climate of hysteria created by that media and in particular by Dear Daughter and States of Fear. [Regina Walsh made her allegations shortly after the former programme and Nora Wall was convicted one month after the latter series]. That is why there is no media campaign to punish those responsible for our very own Salem Witch-hunt.”

            Rory Connor then goes on to argue that the fall of the Reynolds government was also caused by anticlerical hysteria (see link at the beginning of this comment for the full article).

          • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

            Thank you Sean Coleman for the enormous effort you expended in all that writing. If the Savile family ever wants to hire an apologist to clear Jimmy’s name of all those things his victims said – you would be the man.

            You cite many things which people falsely believe and conclude therefore what people believe about Savile must be false as well. This is a non-sequitur. Talk about flat earth arguments is a non-sequitur.

            I’m not sure what Nora Wall, the alleged rapist nun has to do with the Savile case. Unless you are once again pursuing the odd argument that a witch hunt in one case means every case is a witch hunt? Another non-sequitur.

            So you are “pretty sure he was not friends with the royal family” I’ve seen pictures of Jimmy Savile with members of the Royal Family. At the site below you can see several pictures of Savile with the royals spanning the years. There are many more. How many pictures do I need to google for you?

            Sean, you write so much, but make so little sense.

            newspunch.com/the-close-links-between-jimmy-savile-and-the-royal-family/

          • Sean Coleman January 16, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

            H Mueller

            I do not care if I look like an apologist for Savile. He needs one. If you actually look into the case you will see that the evidence that he did anything wrong is just not there. Repeating a story because you have read it somewhere is not good enough. And you do not advance your argument (whatever that is) by linking to illiterate sensationalist reports of hearsay. Thatcher’s own daughter said that he did not stay there.

            My argument is logical. This thread is about the complete lack of truthfulness in the media. Journalists cannot be trusted to tell the truth in any matter great or small. Charlton wrote an entertaining polemic in support of this and goes further, saying that they always twist everything. However he then, curiously, writes a postscript about Savile. Why he does this I can only speculate about, but he relies on the very media he despises for his facts. Peter Hitchens is another who does not want to accept that Savile is not guilty although he conceded last year that many accepted elements in the American Catholic witch hunt can be easily shown to be wrong after making basic enquiries. I can link to the comment if you want. When I pushed him on the (Anglican) Bishop Bell case (who was accused fifty years after the alleged crimes) he said that he was only interested in Bell’s reputation (he spoke against the bombing of German cities in WW2) rather than the general issue. It is the latter that interests me.

            Here is my reasoning.

            The media are systematically deceitful. You can check this against the facts. This takes time, care and judgement because the facts are purveyed by the media but it is possible to see that time and again they are lying.

            Why are they deceitful? The usual argument is that journalists are under pressure from powerful owners or governments. ‘Follow the money.” I am not persuaded. It is clear to me that their judgement is impaired because they are living (as we all are to a greater or lesser extent) inside a fantasy.

            Political correctness is a ‘meta-fantasy’ which contains many lesser fantasies. Generally if you subscribe to one you are likely to subscribe to the rest. They include AGW, gender fluidity, white racism and mass immigration. Historically they abound, for example the accepted interpretation of the Spanish Civil War. Hitchens himself wrote a book last year bout the fantasies surrounding Britain’s involvement in WW2 (there are a number of them). This extends to science, for example the theory of evolution or the crusade against ‘pseudoscience’. Indeed fake news clearly falls into the same category. (JHK himself is concerned with another fantasy, the incredible misallocation of resources in American living and working arrangements.)

            These fantasies share common features, including deceit, lack of evidence, argument by emotion, misreporting, misrepresentation (including ridicule) and intimidation of critics. In this I believe they are distinct from merely getting stories or beliefs wrong. With fantasies we are really talking about a form of insanity.

            “Abuse” witch hunts are a special subset of fantasies because here those features are more pronounced. Webster attributed this to a perversion of English puritanism and millenial Christianity which goes unrecognized in our secular age and is all the more dangerous for it. It is a good argument but it does not account for the other kinds of fantasy. Nevertheless, these abuse witch hunts show the gap between fantasy and reality most starkly (although Colin Flaherty might disagree). See Richard Webster on the Shieldfield case for a notorious example, where professionals including a doctor, a psychologist and a university professor lost touch with reality and started making things up. How do you account for such behaviour?

            The Nora Wall case in Ireland is a particularly bizarre case. Rory Connor even highlighted the main features with bullet points. If you cannot see the similarities with the Savile case then you are not looking.

            So, to return to the original point, what is motivating journalists to lie all the time? Is there a better explanation?

          • Janos Skorenzy January 16, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

            People sometimes lie. Therefore people are lying all the time – the media and their pathetic “victims of abuse” that is. The public loves these lies – that’s how despicable they are. Add that onto the loathsome victims and media. Therefore? Therefore relax, everything is Fine. The Philosophy of Sean Coleman.

            If people are this bad, and they love stories of abuse, why wouldn’t some actually do it – namely those in the position to do so? As the old saying goes, Where there is smoke there is fire.

            Sean, you are so crankedly learned that you missed the most obvious – pictures of Saville and the Royal Family hanging out together. Classic.

          • hmuller January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm #

            Sean, I agree with almost everything you say. I don’t believe in the propaganda of the globalists on man made climate change, fluid sexuality,or the evilness of white people and all that crap dogma.

            I agree the MSM is a pack of lying jackals, but that doesn’t mean 100% of what gets reported is a lie. If that were the case they would soon appear as liars to even to the dim bulbs out there. A good propagandist skillfully mixes lies and truths with innuendos and unprovable data.

            This comes down to an issue of epistemology – how do we know what we know. I don’t know by personal observation what Jimmy Savile did or did not do. Neither are you a personal witness. So how do we know what to believe?

            In law they have a term “statement counter to interest”. If I admit something against my interests, it’s more likely to be true.

            The globalist press (generally favorable to the Royals) was forced to report on Savile. They couldn’t sweep in under the rug entirely; but they sure don’t pound on it day after day. There are many bombshell stories like it which are barely reported.

            Example: CIA agent and Watergate burglar E Howard Hunt made a death bed confession on video and via hand writing that he and his CIA colleagues participated in the John F Kennedy assassination. And he was proud of his role in killing JFK.

            Did you catch that story? Probably not. It changes our understanding of history and the MSM buried it with scant mention. But they couldn’t kill it entirely. I see the same pattern with the Savile story.

            If they are making it all up, what motivation do you think the pressitutes have for slandering Savile after his death?

            By the way, David Icke was spreading the word about Jimmy Savile’s perversions while he was still alive. A lot of people witnessed and knew.

            You seem willing to ignore statements by the victims and eyewitnesses, but if Thatcher’s daughter says “he never dropped by out house”, you not only believe it, but somehow think that minor detail (if true) invalidates all other evidence. It doesn’t work that way. A case is composed of many elements and allegations. Some may prove to be false. That doesn’t mean every allegation is false.

          • Sean Coleman January 17, 2019 at 11:52 am #

            hmuller

            I don’t believe 100% is lies either of course. That is why I was careful to describe Charlton’s book (which is very cheap on Kindle) as a polemic. It has lots of good insights though and it is amusing in places (where it is not depressing).

            Epistemology. That sounds like the right word. I read a book last year by Asa Wikforss, who is a Swedish philosopher, called Alternativa Fakta. She is married to a leading Swedish journalist. I bought it after watching her on YT saying that she felt driven to right it when she saw Trump lying about the size of his inauguration attendance, compared to Obama’s. People were being taken in and the nonsense just had to stop. This is interesting, I thought to myself. How is she going to justify that? And in particular, what evidence was she going to use?

            So I read it. She tells the reader what knowledge is, how you rely on experts for knowledge where your own expertise is not sufficient. The usual bleeding obvious stuff. She also criticized the decline in Swedish educational standards where children are kept to rigorous standards (as far as I can remember). However, the facts she adduced in the course of the book to back up her arguments were astonishingly sparse (if not astonishing to me) and many of those facts (eg Trump quoting misleading stories about immigrant crime in Sweden) are very dubious. (Some time later I looked up the WaPo’s and the NYT’s lists of Trump’s ‘lies’. I recommend that others do the same. It is along the lines of, “Trump missed an apostrophe there: Lie.”)

            This is the problem. They are all using useless, worse-than-useless, data. It does not matter what you know about logical fallacies and all the rest (I have no time for philosophy except as an illustration of the psychological processes of philosophers in an attempt to understand history. Jung wrote that introverts do not usually like philosophy because they are logical by nature, or something very close to that. By the way, Wikforss is an introvert, just like GA).

            Now I was a history teacher for some years and won a prize at university in the subject. I know how to evaluate the sources. The Savile myth started when a group of old girls from Duncroft school (an approved school – some of them were dangerous criminals by the sound of it) exchanged stories on Friends Reunited and other forums and things got out of control. The Icke-style forums got into it, as would be expected. The problem was the response of the authorities, in particular the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police, who were already ideologically committed to a ‘I believe him or her’ point of view. They suspended critical thinking. The press of course behaved as one would expect. The children’s charities also jumped on board. Savile was declared Britain’s most notorious paedophile on the basis of no evidence.

            A couple of amateurs have taken the story to pieces. See Moor Larkin’s jimwillneverfixthis blog. It is full of glaring inconsistences and obvious lies. You cannot accept any statistic at face value relating to the story. 500 victims, say. Where does that come from? Who counted it? What was counted. How many were anonymous? Or double, treble-counted? (The Duncroft women crop up in various official reports under different pseudonyms, with different ages.) If you have any feel for it it is obvious when you first look into it that it stinks. Try and run any allegation to ground and it vanishes into nothing. The curious thing is how few people actually do look into it. I was reluctant myself, even though I had read Webster and knew how witch hunts worked. I did not want to go to Savile because you feel an natural aversion to it. It was only when I got involved in a Facebook exchange with my sister and told her that it was certain that nearly everything about the Savile story would be untrue and that “there is a chance, no matter how small, that it all is.”

            You mentioned flat-earthers. Have you ever looked at their website(s)? I actually did, last year I think. The adjective for it is ‘whimsical’ as everyone (there were few) posting there were self-consciously sharing a joke. I read recently about David Icke appearing on the Terry Wogan chat-show many years ago and Wogan got the audience laughing at him. Ten years later, apparently, and it was a different matter: he was indulged and (I read) Wogan was almost apologetic. 9/11 theorists are not hounded (I see no reason at all to believe a word of it).

            Contrast that with anyone who challenges a major fantasy. I was reading Spanish historian Pio Moa, who argues that the conventional interpretation of the Spanish Civil War is upside-down, talk about how his books are hidden from the public in the bookshops, or not sold at all, how he is subjected to ill-informed ad hominem from professional historians, and all the rest. This is familiar to us all. If you persist in questioning the Holocaust story in several countries you can be locked up, and this has happened to a fair few. Robert Faurisson, who died before Christmas, was assaulted about a dozen times on the street and locked up as well, as I recall. David Cole (himself a Jew) was also beaten up. Question feminism, gender fluidity, immigration, AGW or evolution and you will come up against similar treatment. This is how you can recognise a fantasy, I think. Savile and Boston and all the rest clearly fit into this category and are, moreover, the clearest examples of what happens.

            Finally everyone who has argued with me about the sex abuse scandals (including Weinstein) on this forum, and others, actually know incredibly little about the subject. This reminds me of the late great Kerry journalist Con Houlihan, who back in the 50s or so was up in Dublin watching Kerry get beaten in a semi-final. When he came back home to Kerry he found himself arguing with four neighbours in the pub. It turned out that three of them had only heard the game on the wireless while the fourth had not even done that!

          • hmuller January 17, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

            Well Sean, I guess we’ll just have to appoint a scrupulously honest broker to investigate the Savile case. I wonder what Mueller is doing after he wraps up the Russia-gate brouhaha?

            LOL I wouldn’t trust that swamp creature to investigate someone stealing the NY Times off Lil Debbie’s welcome mat.

        • Walter B January 15, 2019 at 11:01 am #

          Sexual deviancy is one of my “favorite” issues because it is ridiculous to the point where anyone who cares can be driven insane by it. Just look at our own decayed society here in America. A huge pornography industry that has flourished over many decades now and is always in big demand. We have political “scandals” like the Washington/Boys Town/Barney ordeal or Harvey Weinstein or Bill Clinton, and in the end what happens? Nothing, zip, under the rug they go. New areas of sexual “activity” have morphed with the growing QRSTLMNOP movement, the chopping off of dick’s or the sewing on of new ones, and just last week we received a letter from our county prosecutor detailing a video circulating on social media of a school girl having sex with a dog.

          Every day another step down into the pit and what does America do about it? Well they certainly look the other way, don’t they? Or ignore it or deny it, or perhaps they even enjoy it for after all, who knows what we all do once the doors are closed and the lights are dimmed. In the end, nothing will ever get done to solve the problem because far too many people do not believe there is a problem. But that is simply the protocol for any place where anything goes and nothing really matters.

        • Zoltar January 16, 2019 at 7:45 pm #

          Sean: “The media tell the government and the institutions what to think” is stupid and naive. Virtually all major media are owned by six huge corporations. When’s the last time you told your boss what to think? The owners call the shots, and it doesn’t matter what the journalists think. They follow orders. Just because you found one crackpot author whose topsy-turvy hypothesis conforms to your worldview isn’t worth much.

          • Sean Coleman January 17, 2019 at 10:54 am #

            Zoltar

            I don’t dispute that your employers can and do put pressure on you. This happens quite a bit in newspapers and the media by all accounts. (Sharyl Attkisson (Stonewalled and The Smear was often blocked from airing her investigations because the top brass in CBS News did not like it.) Equally, the dictum ‘follow the money’ applies, and people lie for their own advantage. (Al Gore makes millions from AGW but he still believes it, at least at some level.)

            I did not bring up Charlton’s book so much to support by theory as to marvel at the fact that someone else agrees with me that the media call the shots. They are the government, they are ‘The Left’, and they do not care who they bring down, even their own.

          • Sean Coleman January 17, 2019 at 11:10 am #

            I meant to add there that while these things are true, and while conspiracies exist (they are everyday matters of politics, which Peter Hitchens calls ‘lunch’) they do not explain what is happening.

          • Nightowl January 18, 2019 at 7:52 am #

            Indeed. The media amplify the issues and create the narratives that the ownership class chooses.

            The journalists complicit in this model are merely cogs in a machine. The idea that the media autonomously sets the agenda for anything is absurd. They have owners, and they pay well.

        • gonetohell January 22, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

          You idiots need to stop leaving commentary that’s 4 times longer than the article written for consideration. Start your own damned blog for God’s sake. No one is impressed with your long winded responses.

    • Figaro January 14, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

      Perhaps if the tree fell on Mueller and his cohorts?
      If President Trump wants to borrow my axe, it’s at
      his disposal.

    • amb January 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

      What happens is that organic, domestic and geo-political activities are altered and perverted and “we the people” go down an unnatural path that we never expected… or wanted. Immorality/corruption brings down every empire sooner or later.

      Our law enforcement and intelligence/surveillance agencies will participate greatly to this empires demise.

      You want to locate the most perverted, inverted, evil automatons on the planet? Look no further than all government intelligence agencies.

      (There should be Nuremberg Trials for our CIA and NSA, retroactive for the last 75 years or so.)

      • gonetohell January 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

        Why are you so friggin stupid?

    • gonetohell January 15, 2019 at 1:53 am #

      Yeah, it really happens. Just like the antics of this seriously corrupt clown occupying and desecrating the House in which he sometimes resides. The fool writing this blog seems to step right on over that minor detail. In comparison, the misdoings of the FBI and DOJ are a triviality. There’s a very good reason Donald Trump’s tax returns will never see the light of day. That would be a more appropriate place for Kunstler’s concern.

      • amb January 16, 2019 at 3:17 am #

        I thought you went to Hell? Please go back and stay there.

        • gonetohell January 17, 2019 at 11:15 am #

          One could only expect a moronic response from a moron. You didn’t disappoint.

      • benr January 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

        Ah I can just sense the jealousy oozing from every pore!
        My guess is you had zero problems with the corruption Obama aka Barry Soetoro brought nor the fact he lied in his school transcripts and committed fraud in the doing.

      • axisboldaslove January 18, 2019 at 1:35 am #

        Great (and nicely succinct) post, gonetohell. I don’t know about you going to hell, gonetohell, but this blog sure has. WTF James? Where are your priorities these days?

  2. malthuss January 14, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    When does the collapse happen?
    Can the Yellow vests bring France down?

    • shotho January 14, 2019 at 10:27 am #

      The yellow vests cannot bring down France. If the sans culottes could not do it, neither can gilets jaunes. But, they might be able to bring down Macron and that would be a good thing. His government is the epitome of what it looks like for money to control a great nation. But, in the eternal war between capital and labor, labor is saying enough is enough in la belle France.

      • messianicdruid January 14, 2019 at 10:38 am #

        Have em start taking “ money” out of the banks and see what happens!

      • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 10:42 am #

        Macron: ” … everything is negotiable except meeting EU goals for Muslim immigration into France.”

        Brh

      • Nightowl January 14, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

        I read (and saw) yesterday that the government is now launching chemical weapons (tear gas) on the yellow vests from helicopters and that that security forces are now touting semi-automatic weapons.

        Crickets from the MSM, of course.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 10:30 am #

      I still have not heard from our media what exactly the Yellow Vests want from Macron. Are they anti-climate change folks that do not want to pay taxes, are they Nationalists that want out of the EU, or are they Muslims wanting more stuff, or are they anti-immigrants pissed at the EU for letting the invasion happen. Do we really Know? Or a combination of all four!

      It is important. We are probably next the way we things are going.

      • shotho January 14, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        From what I know, they have an anti-immigrant base for what they want, but, basically are reacting against what they see as the overwhelming control of finance over the nation and that the working class is being left out.

      • hmuller January 14, 2019 at 10:50 am #

        It shows you how shallow our mainstream media is. I suspect most of these presstitutes don’t understand the world well enough to report on it, even if miraculously they were set free by their globalist narrative masters.

        Just look at their Syria coverage. Did any of that make sense? Old warmonger Andrea Mitchell tells us in effect we must bomb the children in order to save the children. Notice it’s always about “the children”. Trump is mean to the Mexican children at the border. Yeah, he separated them from from the child traffickers.

        • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 11:24 am #

          I do not know if they are shallow hmuller as much as they are sold out. Just as how far too many people in this nation, in this world, would do absolutely ANYTHING for the right price, so too do these sellouts spread what they are told to do for pay. Just as our school systems have been sold out to program the masses how to think and what to do and what is moral now and what is not, so too do the media programmers continue the work on the adult population. In the old days, they used to say that going to college taught you HOW to think. Now it programs you WHAT to think. We the people have become unappreciated and perhaps even unwanted pets, chained to the doghouse in an overgrown back yard. Watch out for the rats.

          • lateStarter January 14, 2019 at 11:46 am #

            Walter, i agree that ‘sold out’ is the key. Folks in a comfortable situation will do anything to maintain that level of comfort, even if it requires they throw others under the bus to maintain it. I just don’t get how these people can look at themselves in the mirror. To be able to justify what they are doing while producing nothing of real value must be a magic art. I would never have made it as a ‘business’ person in this world.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 11:57 am #

            Sold out equals Shallow. The Ancient Philosophers were right: Character comes first. If you aren’t good, you can’t know deeply no matter how smart you are. Such clarity would illuminate one’s own ugliness – and that would be unbearable.

        • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 11:36 am #

          Presstitutes, what a wonderful word. Needs to be entered into Webster’s.

      • K-Dog January 14, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

        You could answer all your questions by googling. Why are you asking if they are about climate change? You know they are not. Gilets Jaunes are about having enough money left over at the end of a month to pay their bills? They have had enough of French social bifurcation and they want it to stop.

        You must be trying to make people who don’t know better think they are about climate change when they are not. Knowing that climate change is not respected in America where climate change is know to be a weird fusion between social justice warrior and gay I suspect government trolls are dissing the yellow vests all over the net. Wherever they can. Maybe even here! Of course you won’t hear about yellow vest from American media. There movement is about labor rights and labor rights in America gets no traction. Labor rights in America has the solidarity of jello. Bill Cosby jello.

        • K-Dog January 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

          ‘Their’ — grrrrrraarrrrah. Is spell checking doing that or is it me? I think it is the spell check.

          • BornToKillPeace January 14, 2019 at 11:46 pm #

            Don’t beat yourself up about a spelling mistake K-Dog. You are the master of your house and that is all that matters.

            Anyways, I only wanted to leave you a response to tell you I liked this…

            “There movement is about labor rights and labor rights in America gets no traction. Labor rights in America has the solidarity of jello. Bill Cosby jello.”

      • Epicur January 14, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

        “I still have not heard from our media what exactly the Yellow Vests want…”

        Explained very well here at 1:14 to 1:15:30.

        youtube.com/watch?v=RJc4I6pivqg

      • BornToKillPeace January 14, 2019 at 11:42 pm #

        This weekend I came across a video by an American who was asking that same question regarding what the Yellow Vests are really asking for and pointed towards there being a new law or proposal for such a law in which the French people would not be legally allowed to protest without an additional permit or other from the government for any protests against government grievances.

        I invite anyone here to look further into the issue. I need to go to bed.

    • Zoltar January 14, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      Malthuss: On May 17th at 8:35 pm. It says so in Revelations.

      • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

        If you can point out a chapter and verse I would love to check that out.

  3. Neon Vincent January 14, 2019 at 10:21 am #

    The other political circus in town, the partial government shutdown ties into the Trump-Russia investigation. In his monologue’s on “The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert noted that the FBI along with the rest of the Department of Justice isn’t getting paid. He then did his impression of Trump calling Chuck and Nancy telling them to eat his butt as an opening offer in budget negotiations upon hearing that news. Well, the FBI is still working, they’re just not getting paid. That might make them even more incensed at Trump.

    • JMR January 14, 2019 at 11:31 am #

      All bad orange man’s fault because Congress is completely innocent in this.

    • benr January 17, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

      Consider that Ronald Reagan passed amnesty on the promise both sides would hammer out a fix to the then immigration problem and both sides kicked the can down the road for thirty plus years!
      This is NOT a Trump problem this is an American people problem that he is trying to fix once and for! Imagine that a POTUS tryin to make good on a thirty year old promise to fix a huge glaring problem!

  4. shotho January 14, 2019 at 10:23 am #

    Yes, I agree that the slide began in earnest with LBJ and, then, reinforced by Nixon and his removal from the last vestiges of the gold standard. That event marked the beginning of loosening the money supply and its attendant credit explosion from which we are now feeling the full blast.
    Will the malfeasance of Obama/Clinton and their stooges, Mueller and Rosenstein, ever be known; maybe, maybe not. Obviously, the power elite does not want this and they usually get what they want.

    • DrTomSchmidt January 14, 2019 at 10:40 am #

      You can cite a few Presidents where the decline began. I’d cite Wilson, under whom we got: the Income Tax, formal racism towards blacks in Federal policy, direct election of senators, the anti-German-American Volstead act and its bastard child Prohibition, the Federal Reserve, the FBI, and intervention in the War to Make the World Safe for Democracy, which inspired the Germans to put Lenin on a train to turn Russia Bolshevist so as not to fight a two-front war.

      But LBJ is a good choice for the final stake driven through the heart of the USA, with Medicare, the Great Society, and the 1965 Immigration act that has swollen our population and radically increased our despoliation of the world’s resources.

      • shotho January 14, 2019 at 10:49 am #

        Dr. Tom, I agree with every word you say here; very good summation. But LBJ and Nixon back to back; then Bush/Obama back to back have paid in full what Wilson began.

        • DrTomSchmidt January 14, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

          W Bush remains the worst President of my lifetime, excepting perhaps LBJ. Maybe it was a good thing. Medicare Part D did a lot toincrease the inability to pay for everything. A collapse of the whole DC circus and a return to local responsibility will do much to improve our lives. If such is possible.

          • benr January 17, 2019 at 3:23 pm #

            Bad yes worst no that still clearly goes to either Jimmy Carter or Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama.

      • JMR January 14, 2019 at 11:28 am #

        Nice to know our fate was sealed when our grandparents were newborns!

        • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 11:48 am #

          Only because we, and then you, were far easier to distract and deceive than Grandpa and Grandma were, and the “leadership” grew far more greedy and corrupt. Each generation has had it far easier than the preceding generation and it has made them weak. Work used to make you strong, now it gives you Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Go figure.

      • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 12:30 am #

        It was said of Woodrow Wilson: “He loved all humanity, though no one in particular.”

    • Epicur January 14, 2019 at 11:11 am #

      “That event marked the beginning of loosening the money supply and its attendant credit explosion from which we are now feeling the full blast.”

      True enough. Not to exonerate Nixon, but we should remember the climate in which this folly unfolded. I recall the Humphrey-Hawkins Act being called a “shot across the bow” of the Fed as the politicians reminded the bankers that if the spigots did not stay open their “powers” would be taken.

      When Nixon said, “We’re all Keynesians, now” he was telling the truth, at least as far as most of the politicians were concerned. There were still a few fiscal conservatives on the Republican side, but they pretty much stopped having any influence when Reagan looked into the abyss and Volker opened the spigots.

      As below:
      No one.
      Never.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 11:31 am #

      The post war Good Feelings lasted until Nov. 22, 1963. We beat the Axis, we beat the Commies in Korea, sorta, we were pretty good.

      JFK’s demise was a shock to the Left with it’s anarchial Left Wing peaking in 1968 utilizing the Vietnam Nam war as a rallying cry. Remember Jane Fonda? The Democrats 1968 convention was just a demonstration of the anarchial power base at the time.

      Fonda made the comment that while the Ult-Left was dying down as all revolutions do, that the Left was still here and would rise again. This Left is not the Democrat party, it is the Globalistic contingent that want the overthrow of the US Constitution and Capitalism. They have been festering in the wings for two generations. What is the effect that is bringing them out now? Simple. Demographics!

      Immigration of socialistic peoples into the US has changed the country from a slightly Right leaning country, defending its credo of individual responsibility and liberty, to a Left leaning country, becoming more and more dependent on the government. It is simply numbers! I heard this AM that 53% of the public is against the Wall and Trump with the shutdown. Even If the poll is slanted, which most are, this is significant and scary.

      Cowardly GOP Deep Staters are responsible. Note the Bushes are the two Presidents during the time frame. Note that during Bush one’s funeral, the recurrent theme was he was such a nice guy and so conciliar to the other side. What! Bush 2 was the same, conciliation to the Leftist, everyone gets a house no matter about ability to pay, led us right into 2007. That and the stupid tax cuts instead of paying off the debt. It was an easy target for the Short gang in The Big Short, and George Soros. Lack of a counter balance to the Leftist drive of DC is what has led to the Left impregnated society tha Deep State is today.

      The perturbations of 2000 and 2007 are shots over the bow of what will happen if the Left is able to put their Socialistic dreams into place. If JHK is looking for the signs of the oncoming Long Emergency, it will be the success of the Socialistic agenda. When the New World Order, the start of Big Brother, wins in the US, the world takes a huge jog to the Left. Putin, watch out, you are next. One thing though, he will not go down willingly like we are. As I have said before, Russia may be the last bastion of Western thought as the NWO through the Dems and the EU take over. What irony. Who is to blame? Us, the US voter, the midterms and now 2020 may show the end of Conservative thought.

      The Liberals have never been so nice. They have no concept of political morality. They use every political method to clobber the other side. They have no agenda, issues do not matter in their quest for power. Minority groups are now finding this fact out, the Dems do not care about them, just their quest for votes and power.

      The latest Left ideas to destroy their opposition is the elimination of the electoral college and population apportionment of the Senate. The result of this rewriting of the Constitution will be the institution of “pure” democracy in elections and the institution of urban coastal control of the US. Fait Accompli. The Progressives win, permanently.

      • shotho January 14, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

        I would also point out that Russia is about the only place in the world today that is receptive to Christianity. Putin and the Orthodox Church are dead set against the rampant secularizing of Western society, even to the point of active anti-homosexualism. Now, it’s certain that the government and church there are using each other, but why not? That’s not to say that they don’t actually believe the tenets they are supporting and it’s always been fair to fight with whatever is at hand.

        • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:22 pm #

          Shotho,

          Real Christ-like:

          “Widespread detentions, torture and killings of gay people have resumed in Chechnya,” Igor Kochetkov, program director at the Russian LGBT Network said. “Persecution of men and women suspected of being gay never stopped. It’s only that its scale has been changing.”

          Oh, if we could only be more like Russia!

          LGBTQ activists in 2017 helped to evacuate around 150 gay men from Chechnya to help them restart their lives elsewhere in Russia. Many of them have sought asylum and resettled abroad.

          Russian authorities have strenuously denied that killings and torture took place in the predominantly Muslim region where homosexuality is taboo, even after one man came forward to talk about the time he spent in detention in Chechnya.

          JDH

        • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

          “That’s not to say that they don’t actually believe the tenets they are supporting and it’s always been fair to fight with whatever is at hand.” Which tenants are we talking about? Running a country as a criminal enterprise (a la GGG) or some brand of Christian/Orthodox poppycock? Get a clue, please.

          JDH

  5. Walter B January 14, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Great work on recalling what you and I and those of us were all witness to in and after Dealey Plaza. We were so fortunate to been able to get enough truth out of the veterans and the media back then to see the reality of how America was played for fools. The cash that the defense contractors were able to stockpile gave them all more than enough power and sway to keep them in the drivers seat even to today. Perhaps they really were shocked when HRC failed in her attempt to take her turn, because they sure are fighting like demented attack dogs two years later aren’t they? And I would be willing to bet that they will still be at it two years from now or even six depending how it all drags out.

    The mainstream media is pathetic and in full panic. The NY Times advertisements are everywhere begging for relevance and I for one take it as a sign of sheer desperation. Throw that copy you picked up off of the doctor’s office table onto the puddle of dog pee that greeted you at home. Or start a fire with it and laugh as it burns! Oh yes, there is one more good use for the worthless garbage paper, to line the coats of the homeless sidewalk dwellers after the unpurchased piles are cast into the trash.

    Throw aside the lies and deceit people. Seek the truth where it really may be found. It may not set you free, but it will piss off the liars and the thieves, and THAT still has value.

    • ozone January 14, 2019 at 11:27 am #

      Walter,
      Thanks for pointing out the main thrust of all this discarding/ignoring of reality. Gaslighting for profit and control.
      …And as Dr. Tom shows, it’s worked exceptionally well. Boobus Americanus (most of the populace) no longer has the ability to make critical distinctions and turns to charlatans and demagogues for conclusions and what passes for thought and reason.

      The resulting cognitive dissonance is a wondrous clusterfuck to behold, and the fact that it’s self-inflicted is more of a wonderment as well.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 11:39 am #

      There are many uses for the Sunday NYT. Such thick rolled up papers are great for putting by the door jam to keep out the cold. Or if attacked, you might be able to frighten a dog off by hitting it on the nose – or block a knife thrust. Or it can be unrolled and used as a defacto blanket. Or even a sleeping mat if partitioned.

      And of course for wiping up spills. What one doesn’t do is bother to read the stupid thing.

    • DrTomSchmidt January 14, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

      Yes, Walter. It’s taken me a long time to see the truth in Eisenhower’s criticism of the Military-Industrial-Congressional complex.

      I had great hope that Obama might change us, given his not-Muslim-hating past, into a nation that could stop killing people using billions of dollars in weapons. He used a lot more drones than W, even, in his first two years.

      That it’s fallen to Trump to start unraveling the empire is sad. Even the slight pullback has brought Democratic and Republican opposition. What could we have built with the $4trillion blown to bits in Afghanistan?

    • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:26 pm #

      So which newspaper do you recommend for our enlightenment Walter?

      JDH

      • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 10:29 pm #

        Why go to a middleman and one that has “editor’s ” and owners in the first place? Newspapers are dinosaurs and should go the way of the other dinosaurs. In a modern day where everybody on the planet but me carries a dinglebox and maybe even a Dick Tracy wrist radio too, the Internet and online is the only way that makes any sense anymore. Choosing the right mix of bloggers and independent reporting people/agencies is important and there are plenty of reliable sources to choose from. I found printed “news” to be quite useless over twenty years ago. But that’s just me. Some people enjoy reading yesterday’s news tomorrow, and if they find it entertaining, who am I to stop them?

        • BornToKillPeace January 15, 2019 at 12:43 am #

          The phone I use is the same model and make my roommate in 2007 carried. And social media is nothing more than a mirror with trinkets (apps) attached!

          • Walter B January 15, 2019 at 11:03 am #

            But on the computer, places like this and a few others are where, at least I can find valuable information. Jim Kunstler is my replacement for Walter Cronkite.

  6. DrTomSchmidt January 14, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    a long cast of characters mounts steadily and raises the question of when the spotlight will be turned on them, and who will throw the switch.

    If the spotlight is shined on them, will the D (or, in the future, the R) part of the electorate care? Obama ran on getting us the hell out of Afghanistan; he also wisely refused to escalate in Syria. Trump, when trying to pull out of both places, engendered much opposition on the left (and from the useless, Neocon right; when he fires John Bolton, I think we ALL can celebrate) for what were once Obama positions.

    We’re no longer a polity that debates and compromises and tries to find some semblance of the truth. If Trump believes it, he must be wrong (or right), regardless of truth or falsity, and if it’s put forward by the other side it must be wrong.

    This won’t end until one side or the other has a supreme victory with unconditional surrender by the other. As soon as one side wins and establishes a New American Order, we will work within that paradigm until the order starts to fragment, like the collapse of the FDR coalition.

    • So many liars January 14, 2019 at 10:46 am #

      “This won’t end until one side or the other has a supreme victory with unconditional surrender by the other.”

      Unconditional surrender? Short of outright war, I can’t even fathom that happening. Not on either side.

      • DrTomSchmidt January 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

        No one in Berlin, 1910, could have imagined the smoking ruins and unending national shame of Berlin 1945 and the Nazis. And yet it happened.

        I find it shocking that we are at this point. But, we are.

        Trump is inconceivable as a President in 1960. The malfeasance of the FBI would not have been tolerated by House Democrats in 1969 had LBJ and Hoover done to Nixon what Obama’s justice department pulled. Each side digs in more and seems determined to fight to the finish.

        Do you see that changing?

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:32 pm #

        I am afraid SML is correct, but I can tell you right now whom the victory will be. The left/progressives. It may take a while, but the demographics of elections are on our side. To wit: the midterms and it’s only getting easier for us to win, as the pathetic hard right continues to screw things up get even more looney. Sorry, just a fact of life.

        Here’s a good example that y’all seem to embrace:

        “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Rep. King’s remarks had “no place in the Republican Party.” “Rep. King’s statements are unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position. If he doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work,” McConnell wrote in a statement to The Washington Post.

        In an interview with the Times, King questioned how the terms “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization” became “offensive.” “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

        Please keep it coming: the throat you slit may be your own!

        JDH

        • BornToKillPeace January 15, 2019 at 12:50 am #

          Mold and rot is the demographic path of what might once of been wholesome and healthy foods, but that doesn’t make it desirable as a diet.

        • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm #

          I believe all people: black, brown, red, yellow, white, mixed, etc have a right to be proud of themselves. People who understand true pride and dignity follow a higher code of personal conduct.

          What is your problem with white pride, jdhines? A lack of such pride has made you the slithering creature we see before us. And it’s not a pretty sight.

          • jdhines January 15, 2019 at 9:36 pm #

            hmuller,

            Whites are not “all that.” The whites have caused great havoc and suffering, just ask the Native Americans, African Americans, and our white Jewish brothers and sisters. Take serial killers for example… almost always white. Why? Bad seeds? I don’t know, but it’s true. Violent people, going back centuries (Vikings, Gauls, Visigoths, etc. my own line, the Germans/Prussians) and it continues into the present. Character flaws, really.

            The colonialists (the colonizers of Africa, South America, and Asia), yeah, you guessed it, white. The slave traders, again, predominantly, white. Here in the USA, Mafia…white. Scooter trash, biker gangs… largely white. Blatant racists, almost always white. Meth cookers, largely white. White trash, well, white by definition. Pedophile clergy…. almost 95% white.

            OK, so we know that whites have a dark side, right? I admit they have many very good sides too. Art, business, building things, inventing things, etc. I kind of part company with my white brethren when the delve into fascism (not many black fascists!), Profiteering, Torture, animal abuse, Nazism, White Supremacy, Eugenics, that sort of thing. We whites have a lot to atone for.

            Now, I’m not saying other races are “lily white” (pun intended) and they certainly have their obvious character flaws. Ask any Korean or Chinese over the age of 60 how they feel about the Japanese and you’ll see what I mean.

            However, as I am pure WASP (family in the USA, maternal side, 17 years after the Mayflower – Anglo/Saxon Prussian), I choose to focus on my own race and not others. Having lived all over the world, I know there is little, real difference between the races. You have some good, some bad, some brilliant, some dumb and some evil. In other words, it’s distributed. But, they all bleed red and they all end up in the same place, dead.

            Really, if you look at the DNA and genetic science, you’ll see that all humans came from Africa and we are all quite closely related. So why all the worry about “culture, race, and ethnicity?” We are also really close to Chimps, genetically, go figure? Really, what’s it going to matter to you in a hundred years anyway?

            If you get off and feel better about yourself by calling me “a slithering creature,” go for it. It really says more about you than it does me. Kind of like GGG, he’s into name-calling, right?

            Take a look around at our white brothers and sisters. It’s not always a pretty sight. If the whites are the best the world has, we’re in a shit load of trouble.

            JDH

          • jdhines January 15, 2019 at 9:40 pm #

            By the way, Jesus wasn’t white, you know that right?

            JDH

          • hmuller January 16, 2019 at 9:33 am #

            Thank you JDH for that thorough and sincere expression of where you stand and what you think.

            I apologize now for calling you a slithering thing, but you sure are a self-hating white person. I chose not to be. That doesn’t mean I think like a slave master or consider myself superior to anyone.

            I happen to believe it’s unhealthy to have feelings of blanket hatred for any race, including one’s own.

            But I suppose it must satisfy some deep psychological need. You really are not so different from the crowd in a fundamentalist revival tent, rolling on the floor in agonized repentance for their many sins. The difference is: when it’s over, they have a cleansing closure. You apparently never do.

          • hmuller January 16, 2019 at 9:36 am #

            By the way, I don’t care what color or shade Jesus was. I assume he looked like the other people of his time and place. Why even bring it up?

          • jdhines January 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm #

            hmuller,

            Thank you for the apology. Gratefully accepted too! May I add, that it was mighty white of you (just kidding)!

            I really don’t hate white people, my mom and dad, god rest their souls, were white and I love them dearly. Likewise, my brother and sister, my ancestors and our people in general, I love them too. The white race has much to be proud of and I am proud of my heritage and race. It’s just I see there is room for improvement. Improvement can’t be all that bad, can it? I don’t always understand other’s views, but I do respect their right to hold them.

            At any rate, I sincerely appreciate you getting back to me. I think we might be closer in outlook than it might appear on the surface. You are correct about my bringing Jesus race into, it absolutely does not matter and I apologize for that.

            Sincerely,
            JDH

  7. messianicdruid January 14, 2019 at 10:45 am #

    I still think nationalizing the FED will do us more good [ long-term ] than just about anything else. The precedent has been set for this, and if We the People understood what has been done to our nation the banksters would die of neglect.

    • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 10:51 am #

      Is there even a single person out there that is not on the payroll of the Federal Reserve that can offer any reason at all why it is a good thing to have it private as it is? I think not.

      The problems that we all face as a nation and a society all have solutions or at least steps that can be taken to improve the functions. The problem is that those who have the power and use it to enrich themselves at our expense will never allow the games to change as long as they are profitable for them.

      • elysianfield January 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

        “Is there even a single person out there that is not on the payroll of the Federal Reserve that can offer any reason at all why it is a good thing to have it private as it is? I think not.”

        Walter,
        I would suggest, rather, that it means little to us in our respective economic levels. There will always be the rich, and the rich work to their own benefit(as would we if in the same position)…this is the case, and it has always been thus. Consider the crumbs from the table;

        Have you lived well?

        I have lived reasonably well…The Fed, and fiat money perhaps have treated us shabbily? I think not. Yes, there are legions of the poor. Can you lay blame on the steps of the Eccles building? Did the poor exist before 1913? Yes, and perhaps by greater percentage.

        No system exists forever…all fail. We are seeing the chickens coming home to roost at the tail end of a period of great prosperity. You lived well…I lived well. The future is uncertain. Public or private? Who can say?

        Go figure.

        • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 1:17 pm #

          Yes we have lived well and so have most Americans I would think. And many of us give and care for our fellow humans in many ways. I would point out how many give so selflessly during and after disasters of all kinds. However it is precisely when we are so giving that the greedy, rotten evil ones do much of the taking ala the Clinton Foundation and the Haiti earthquake billions theft. There may not be enough caring giving souls out there, but there are most definitely far too many greedy thieving mega-wealthy bastards in the woodpile to keep things rolling along at this pace for much longer. They are too expensive to maintain and will eventually break the back of the camel.

  8. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 10:47 am #

    Speaking of spotlight (in the last paragraph), and also speaking of the MSM and when something began a downhill slide, I have recently been spending a lot of time at home alone, which is unusual for me.’
    To pass the time, I’ve also been watching some movies, which is also unusual for me.
    One of the films I watched was Spotlight, which was about the Boston Globe’s work uncovering the sex abuse coverup in the Catholic Church.
    It was a sad film for me, because I saw it more about the way “journalism” used to be, and still could and should be, more than being about that particular story.
    The film was set in 2002.
    We still had newspapers and reporters that cared about investigating.
    I’m looking at 9/11/2001 as the point where things started to turn.
    By the time we couldn’t find bin Laden in Afghanistan, because “he’s in a cave”, the media were pretty much all in with the narrative.
    Look at their behavior when it was decided to once again invade Iraq, just in case.
    They were all, “yippee, look at me, I’m embedded with the troops!”
    Hillary and John Kerry were also in favor.
    We still insist on seeing some of this as “Republican” behavior though.

    • ozone January 14, 2019 at 11:37 am #

      “I’m looking at 9/11/2001 as the point where things started to turn.”

      Beryl,
      One of the greatest (and most successful) gaslighting operations of all time!

    • Sean Coleman January 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

      Beryl, the film Spotlight is dangerous rubbish.

      Journalist Joann Wypijewski (a left-winger) is scathing:

      “And I am astonished (though I suppose I shouldn’t be) that, across the past few months, ever since Spotlight hit theaters, otherwise serious left-of-center people have peppered their party conversation with effusions that the film reflects a heroic journalism, the kind we all need more of.

      “I don’t believe the claims of all who say they are victims – or who prefer the more tough-minded label ‘survivor’ – because ready belief is not part of a journalist’s mental kit, but also because what happened in 2002 makes it difficult to distinguish real claims from fraudulent or opportunistic ones without independent research. What editor Marty Baron and the Globe sparked with their 600 stories and their confidential tip line for grievances was not laudatory journalism but a moral panic, and unfortunately for those who are telling the truth, truth was its casualty.”

      See counterpunch.org/2016/02/29/oscar-hangover-special-why-spotlight-is-a-terrible-film/ for the full article. And she has written others, including stories about Fr Paul Shanley (eg The Passion of Fr Paul Shanley). See also themediareport.com for background on the Boston Globe’s.

      On a wider point, the late Richard Webster (Sceptical Essays website) looked at modern witch hunts in some detail. His two-part essay criticizing Nick Davies’s Flat Earth News is essential reading. The problem, he argues, is campaigning journalists.

      richardwebster.net/jersey1.htm

      Instead, as we read Flat Earth News, we are reassured endlessly, as we have seen, (with a kind of mechanical prayerfulness), that
      the main function of journalists is to establish the truth:

      ” Telling the truth is their primary purpose …

      ” If the primary purpose of journalism is to tell the truth, then it follows that the primary function of journalists must be to check and to reject whatever is not true.

      ” Only because these statements appear in a book from which all history and all culture have been eliminated is it possible for Davies to make them without their shallowness and absurdity being immediately apparent.

      ” Once journalism has been planted back in the complex earth of cultural history from which Davies’s book uproots it, then his claim that its primary purpose is to tell the truth is no more plausible than the parallel claim that Christian priests habitually make about the purpose of the Bible.

      ” Rewriting Davies’s own catechism with the scepticism which a historical perspective enforces on us we might well say that if the primary purpose of journalism is to perpetuate competing versions of the ideology of orthodoxy, then it is not in the least surprising that many journalists appear to have very little interest in establishing the truth. Nor indeed should we be at all surprised that, although there are some noble and significant exceptions, many journalists (who are the new priests of our secular age) seem in practice to spend much more of their time hiding significant truths from the public than they do in revealing them.

      ” That Nick Davies should himself have managed to write a book about journalism castigating his colleagues for distorting the news, while successfully distorting the entire nature of journalism, underlines both the dangerous invisibility and the power of the orthodoxy he dispenses. That so many of his colleagues should have hailed his compendium of dangerous falsities as a triumph indicates just how deep is the trouble we are in.”

      (From Part 2)

      • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

        JP2, Benedict, and Francis have all acknowledged the crisis to some degree or other. That’s not to say they did much about it. John Paul rewarded Cardinal Law with being over one of Rome’s ancient Cathedrals – even though he moved pedophile priests around in order to protect them.

        • Sean Coleman January 15, 2019 at 10:21 am #

          Janos

          The Church acknowledges many things which they do not understand. I tell my mother that AGW is not true. “So you know more about it than Pope Francis?” “Yes.” (If I were a Warmist I would ask her, “Is he a climate scientist? Can you link to any of his peer-reviewed research?” But I am not, and she is 102 and she has already heard more than her fair share of nonsense.)

          For Cardinal Law and the accusation that he moved paedophile priests around look up themediareport.com.

          Look, even though this is getting tedious, I have looked it up for you.

          themediareport.com/2015/11/30/cardinal-law-spotlight-movie/

          “A mantra running throughout the movie Spotlight is that Cardinal Law and the Catholic Church “did nothing” when confronted with knowledge of abusive priests.

          “However, as is frequently the case with Hollywood, the truth is an entirely different matter.

          “Hollywood vs. the truth

          “Spotlight ignores the simple fact that years ago, Church officials acted time after time on the advice of trained “expert” psychologists from around the country when dealing with abusive priests. Secular psychologists played a major role in the entire Catholic Church abuse scandal, as these doctors repeatedly insisted to Church leaders that abusive priests were fit to return to ministry after receiving “treatment” under their care.

          “Indeed, one of the leading psychologists in the country recommended to the Archdiocese of Boston in both 1989 and 1990 that – despite the notorious John Geoghan’s two-decade record of abuse – it was both “reasonable and therapeutic” to return Geoghan to active pastoral ministry including work “with children.”

          “And it is not as if the Boston Globe could plead ignorance to the fact that the Church had for years been sending abusive priests to therapy and then returning them to ministry on the advice of prominent and credentialed doctors. As we reported earlier this year, back in 1992 – a full decade before the Globe unleashed its reporters against the Church – the Globe itself was enthusiastically promoting in its pages the psychological treatment of sex offenders, including priests – as “highly effective” and “dramatic.”

          “The Globe knew that the Church’s practice of sending abusive priests off to treatment was not just some diabolical attempt to deflect responsibility and cover-up wrongdoing, but a genuine attempt to treat aberrant priests that was based on the best secular scientific advice of the day.

          “The Globe’s feigned outrage

          “Yet a mere ten years later, in 2002, the Globe acted in mock horror that the Church had employed such treatments. It bludgeoned the Church for doing in 1992 exactly what the Globe itself said it should be doing. The hypocrisy of the Globe is simply off the charts.”

          And it continues. Just use the link.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

            Notice how you shifted the argument by pretending that I’m defending the Glob. Straw man.

            Do you believe the Popes are guided by the Holy Spirit? And that they could be wrong on something like this? If not, why do you stay?

            Liberals and Traditionalists and everyone in the middle acknowledge the Disaster. But you, Sean, alone know the Truth. You must become the Pope!

          • Sean Coleman January 16, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

            Janos

            If you believe the Globe’s account against the evidence then you are defending the paper surely?

            About the Pope being guided by the Holy Spirit. Here I would stick to when he is talking ex cathedra. Not about AGW. Not about the abuse witch hunts, although I think he is not as naïve in this as he appears. It is common for the Church to embrace the witch hunt, indeed those who do not appear to be in a minority. Look at the Nora Wall case. Her order could not apologize quick enough to the victims. And even when it turned out they had made it all up she did not get any support from them. How strange is that?

  9. Epicur January 14, 2019 at 10:50 am #

    “… raises the question of when the spotlight will be turned on them, and who will throw the switch?”

    Almost 40 years ago Ronald Reagan asked two questions, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”

    You have asked the same, although about a different subject and in reverse order. I fear the answers will be the same.

    Never.
    No one.

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 11:44 am #

      Yes, Trump must act. He must make History or become history. He must cross the Rubicon and declare a National Emergency – and arrest any judge who attempts to impede the building of the Wall.

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

        You can’t declare an emergency when there is none. Don’t be such an idiot. More BS from a fake president. Mexico is going to pay for the wall. No collusion. Bring back coal. No I didn’t know about payments to Stormy Daniels. And on and on and on.

        • elysianfield January 14, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

          “You can’t declare an emergency when there is none.”

          Wolfie,
          Well, as an elected President, he has the option of having his judgment acted upon. Your and my judgment lacks…gravitas….

        • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

          Yeah so what if we keep on taking water (undocumented savage voters)? What’s a little tilt in the Titanic’s deck? Just makes the shuffle board a bit more challenging. Your illusion is that you don’t think the angle of the tilt won’t become more severe – until life becomes impossible what to speak of shuffle board. The seedy bars you love will close in other words, the owners having gotten out of Dodge.

          • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 4:45 pm #

            SS America isn’t foundering. The economy is doing pretty well. You can’t have it both ways. Either America is doing better than it ever has, or we need to call a national emergency because the wildings are invading are southern border and the wall is coming. Pick one.

          • Billy Hill January 14, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

            Clowns? Don’t bother. They’re here.

            Trump renews National Emergency begun by W Bush post-9/11:
            usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/14/permanent-emergency-trump-becomes-third-president-renew-…

          • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 5:24 pm #

            You’re not using all your (Kipling’s) serving men: you forgot to ask, Who. Who is doing well? Not middle class and lower class Whites. The water’s already up to our ankles. Underclass Whites? Up to their chests, necks, and over their heads.

            You still believe in the Hallucinated Economy. And your people, the Hispanics, are one of the main beneficiaries of its temporary largess. It won’t last. Meanwhile, the good times roll in the State Room, the music plays, the dancers dance, and the drinkers drink. All they felt was a little bump. What do they know or care to know of the terror of the lower decks?

          • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

            So Trump is lying about how well the economy is doing? That’s what you’re sayin?

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:36 am #

            I feel like I am going to float away in the water.

          • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 11:37 am #

            ” Pick one”

            Wolfie;

            “Bofe, Coach”~ Deon Sanders

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm #

        Janos,

        I hope his Orangeness does cross the Rubicon. The precedent will make it much easier for Liz Warren of Kam Harris or fighter pilot, smoking hot Hindu Tulsi Gabbard to declare some sort of leftist emergency and cross OUR Rubicon. Please, yes!

        JDH

        • hmuller January 16, 2019 at 10:48 am #

          JDH,

          Who do you suppose will have the support of the military, law enforcement, veterans, and all those crazy gun owners you left-wingers detest?

          Careful what you wish for. Getting rid of you tofu farting snow flakes will be short work. And tell Liz Warren scalping violates the Geneva Conventions.

          • jdhines January 16, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

            hmuller,

            “tofu farting snowflakes will be short work.” Probably true, but this snowflake doesn’t really like tofu and owns a bunch of guns and knows how to use them! Many of us lefties have no problem with gun ownership at all. Take the late Anthony Bourdain, he positively loved guns. My family has a gaggle of guns, my bro even has an AR-15.

            Many of my Lib friends own guns and go hunting / shooting for sport. Nothing wrong with that. I will confess to the farting though! 😉

            “And tell Liz Warren scalping violates the Geneva Conventions.” That’s a good one hmuller! Too funny!

            Military will probably do the bidding of the deep corporate state, but I could be wrong. They have historically it would seem.

            Best,
            JDH

          • hmuller January 16, 2019 at 5:24 pm #

            The military did the bidding of the deep state because between Kennedy and Trump all the Presidents were tools of the deep state. Military men and women tend to follow their lawful orders and chain of command.

            I retired after 20 years in military intelligence; my service ended at NSA HQ Ft Meade MD.

            I say the patriots in the military will not betray America to serve the globalist international bankers, Wall Street, Jeff Bezos, the social media moguls like Zuckerberg, or even the terrifying visage of Maxine Waters.

            In fact, they would love to take all these globalist traitors on a reality tour to GITMO. Orange is the new black, Nancy Pelosi.

  10. BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 11:04 am #

    I hope your message is getting out there, Jim.

    It runs counter to just about anything else I read in the DC/NY media.

    Brh

    • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:38 pm #

      I like Jim a lot, but unfortunately, the message is falling on deaf ears. Too much evidence to the contrary.

      JDH

    • City_of_76 January 15, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      Listen to this interview with William Arkin:

      kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/to-the-point/national-security-an-adult-in-the-room

      ‘In the rush to criticize a president as “ignorant and incompetent,” the media are “lionizing” those agencies without reporting their failures. In his critique of the media, William Arkin includes the Washington Post and the New York Times, where he was both a reporter and columnist after he gained expertise as a favored civilian at the Pentagon.’

  11. JMR January 14, 2019 at 11:24 am #

    Meanwhile, polls show (including one in a recent article by Glenn Greenwald) that the majority of democratic voters oppose pulling troops out of the quagmires that are Syria and Afghanistan because ORANGE MAN BAD!

    • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 11:31 am #

      That is because neither they nor their spawn are the ones doing the fighting and the dying!

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 11:46 am #

      Indeed. What about the Kurds, they cry – well trained parrots that they are. As if an Ethnostate becomes praiseworthy for other peoples but never for their own. Pathetic liberal and conservative dupes. Small l and small c.

      • JMR January 14, 2019 at 11:56 am #

        Yes, I noticed how everyone’s suddenly an expert on Kurdish politics, culture, etc. all of a sudden and oh so concerned. And everyone suddenly loves Mattis even though Obama fired him, because Orange Man Bad!

        • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

          Orange Man Bad must become one of our rallying cries – much like, “His name was Robert Paulson.”

          • Sam Stone January 14, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

            Who is John Galt?

          • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 12:38 pm #

            Someone suggested that instead of MAGA hats, Trump supporters should wear orange safety vests.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

          American journalists got so concerned about the murder of one of their brethren, for a while there, because it could be them, which somehow tied into Orange Man Bad.
          He wasn’t actually a journalist or American and we don’t even know for sure he’s dead, so they have moved on to other things.

      • lbs January 14, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

        It seems to me the biggest cheerleaders for the US to become a disunited federation of disparate ethno-states are the progressives, through their identity politics.

        In my opinion, progressivism and white nationalism are two peas in the same pod.

        • lbs January 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

          Not a benign pod, in my opinion.

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 3:21 pm #

      Which is puzzling. Obamas whole schtik in 2008 was that the US was what was wrong with the world, and the sooner we disengaged from it the better off the world would be. Apparently, with lefties, that way of thinking has changed.

      Brh

    • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

      JMR,

      Yes Orange man bad for leaving our trusted allies, the Kurds, to the mercy of the terrible Turks. Not cool to abandon the only people in that part of the world that had our back and spilled untold gallons of their own blood. Of course, Orange Man wouldn’t know much about camaraderie and brothers in arms… bone spurs and all. Kind of like Dick Cheney, he had other priorities rather than fighting for his country like so many of us who were forced to.

      JDH

  12. oilie January 14, 2019 at 11:29 am #

    The New York Times has set a new standard for fake news by trying to reset the timeline of the Trump investigation. The real time line is that immediately after Comey, Strzok and McCabe covered up the Clinton email server scandal, they seamlessly began a counter intelligence investigation of the Trump campaign with Strzok in charge. The NYT story implies that it was the firing of Comey that started the investigation, but it had been ongoing for ten months already. Someone is trying to breathe life back into the corpse of their obstruction-of-justice ploy.

    G^3 may stumble around and inadvertently kill our entire government and freedom by accident, but these creatures from Obama’s DOJ and the upper echelons of the FBI have done a pretty good job of it without Trump’s help.

  13. akmofo January 14, 2019 at 11:35 am #

    Yeah,..

    More and more it looks to me that President Trump is part of the fake narrative, a scripted dialectic, a Vatican/CIA PSYOP propaganda con job. People should have been in prison already, literally hundreds if not thousands of treasonous criminals and their co-conspirators. They are not. Why?!!

    I don’t care for the excuses, it’s all nonsense. President Trump, especially, knows how to get things done. They are not!

    I just don’t buy it anymore. None of it.

  14. the camels bell January 14, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    “I am not a crook.”

    Richard Nixon

    • elysianfield January 14, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

      Camel,
      …I did not then, and do not now think he was.

  15. seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 11:42 am #

    America stopped being great on 11/22/1963. We became just like a Banana Republic, subject to coup de etat like any shit-hole country. LBJ de-monetized silver and Nixon de-monetized gold. Incidentally it was the man I feel pulled the trigger in Dallas, Governor John Connally, a Colt 1911 45 ACP which he placed on the floor of the car aiming upwards and blowing JFK’s head clean off, who did it as Nixon’s Secretary of the Treasury. They found a 45 bullet on the grass next to the street. The petro-dollar was created. Probably never in history did the phrase “I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse,” apply to a nation as well as it did to Saudi Arabia via Henry Kissenger.

    • oilie January 14, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Wolfie, you have jumped the shark here. Did Connally shoot himself or was that also a made up story?

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        That’s why it’s so brilliant. The wounded assassin. It’s the ultimate magic trick. I have looked and I have yet to see evidence that he was wounded. Look at his interview from the hospital. The man had shattered ribs. Does he look like he’s in pain? I’ve had broken ribs twice and it is incredibly painful. It’s hard to breathe. Sneezing is agony. So is taking a shit.
        youtube.com/watch?v=SsIGlSFB7E4

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 11:50 am #

      Nixon did it. He hated Kennedy for making him look silly in the debates. Also when he walked on the beach in his loafers, he got sand in them and one of the pennies fell out.

      • Q. Shtik January 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

        when he walked on the beach in his loafers, – Janos

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

        My recollection is that those shoes were “wing tips” which would be twice as ridiculous as penny loafers.

    • daveed January 14, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

      Senhor Lobo, you have packed a lot of info into your paragraph. Care to expand on it? Yikes.

    • DEFCON1 January 14, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

      I’ve read it all about that horrible day. Even visited Dealy Plaza to get a true sense of the event. That is easily, by a Grand Canyon margin, the most idiotic thing I’ve ever seen uttered.

      The fatal shot came from a Remington Fireball .221 using a frangible load. James Files was the assassin. I have this on excellent authority.

      John Connally – holy shit.

      • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

        Files, eh? Bingo!

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

        Really. From the storm drain seems reasonable? Or LHO from the 6th floor seem reasonable? Or from the grassy knoll? Or the limo driver? Every assassination attempt has been up close and personal except 2, Charles DeGaulle a year earlier and JFK. That doesn’t strike you as a coincidence? Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Arch Duke
        Ferdinand, the Andrew Jackson attempt, the FDR attempt, the Reagan attempt, all 5 Hitler attempts. All up close and personal. Why? They usually don’t fail.

        • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 10:40 pm #

          There were something like 50 eyewitnesses that saw a shot fired from the Grassy Knoll and who ran up the slope along with a couple of cops. There is film footage that even shows them moving up the slope afterwards.

          22november1963.org.uk/jfk-assassination-grassy-knoll-witnesses

          While the Warren Commission refused to hear any testimony from any witness that claimed to have seen this, the 1976 Congressional Investigation DID in fact hear these witnesses and came to the conclusion that there was a bigger conspiracy involved with the murder of the president.

          • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

            You have to understand LBJ was a genius when it came to deception. There was a magician that used to work on LBJ’s wife television station and at the Carousel Lounge. Harry the Great or something. He’s on record saying he learned more from LBJ about deception than even his father, who was also a magician. The first lie was LHO. The second lie was the Oliver Stone version of the assassination with the shooter on the grassy knoll. As all liars know, once the first lie has been discovered, you need a second lie, which almost always satisfies everyone else. The grassy knoll shooter was deception too. One of the few mistakes was the shot was ill-timed, it was supposed to be simultaneous.but in fact it came boom boom. When the guy raised his fist, the car stopped sending Kennedy forward. Connally and the grassy knoll shooter were supposed to fire together, hence 4 shots instead of 3.

      • elysianfield January 14, 2019 at 7:11 pm #

        Defcon,
        I read the same article, I believe it was in Playboy magazine years ago. I do have two 221 fireball chambered weapons…accuracy without question.

  16. Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 11:53 am #

    I demanded that Q cancel his subscription to the Times after they kept the Yellow racist Sarah Jeong. He refused. How are we going to save our Race, Culture, and Nation (in that order and only that order) if we can’t even make small sacrifices like giving up the NYT’s crossword puzzle?

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

      Why not 3D crossword puzzles? We live in a 3D world now. Anybody catch Kai Fu Lee on 60 Minutes last night? The leader of China’s artificial intelligence movement which is rapidly catching up to Silicon Valley. He says automation will take 40% of the current jobs in the next few decades – even things like Chefs. Don’t know if he’s right about that (machines becoming chefs) but he is a Billionaire as well as a Genius so I would give his opinions some respect. He has a new book out about all this that the Captain might want to read.

      The East Asians seem to really love all this stuff. The Chinese seem to be following the Japanese down the hole. Don’t care about their privacy and love the machines in and of themselves. The perfect unpersons, a model of the perfect citizen perhaps.

      • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:22 am #

        Maybe robots and automation are to East Asians what being too nice and passive is for Western Caucasians?

    • Q. Shtik January 16, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

      I demanded that Q cancel his subscription to the Times after they kept the Yellow racist Sarah Jeong. He refused. – Janos

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

      You must read it to know your enemy.

  17. Luhrenloup January 14, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

    Actually, the idea of “America” died when John Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Bobby Kennedy were assassinated, boom, boom, boom, boom!
    No nation can recover from such a complete negation of its raison d’etre.

  18. JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

    I offer to the CFN that the media has always been a mouthpiece fo the Deep State and their antiTrump hatred stems from the fact he campaigned to drain the swamp, to tear down the Deep State.

    IOW, destroy the MSM and their liberal owners and taskmasters.

  19. ozone January 14, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

    JHK sez:
    “The purpose of the Russia Collusion narrative was to buy time for Mr. Mueller to come up with an obstruction of justice case on Mr. Trump, which was becoming increasingly difficult to do, and still apparently hasn’t been accomplished. Meanwhile, the actual malfeasance evidence against Mr. Mueller, Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and a long cast of characters mounts steadily and raises the question of when the spotlight will be turned on them, and who will throw the switch.”

    I really think you’ve got it right as far as this fishing expedition conducted for the benefit the real owners of the country.

    I’m not sure that His Eminence D’or has the smarts to delegate the proper hands to point that spotlight where the glare is most needed; just look at the bumbling fools he turns to for advice! Sure, he’s got a bucket-load of native cunning, but that’s entirely different from experiential intelligence.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

      Ozone

      You are right.

      Maybe it is because he has always in a power position where he passes judgement and doles punishment to others.

      Think “The Apprentice”.

      He would make a great dictator, but not a great Constitutional President.

      We seem to produce folks like him during national political crises.

      Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and FDR are three “ dictatorial “ presidents.

      Lincoln fought the South, Teddy fought the Gilded corporations, and FDR fought the dislocation of the Great Depression and the Axis powers.

      By the way, the origin of the NWO stems from reaction to Hitler and WW2. It is a Liberal overreaction to that war. It is a revolution looking for a place to occur.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

        Nope. Hitler (and many others) saw the rise of the Money Power and knew it spelled doom for not only Germany, but all nations. And beyond that, doom for Western Culture and the White Race.

        Read H.G Wells. He saw it too even earlier. But he though it was great. As did Marx and the Communists of course.

        All this parliamentary stuff is fine for ordinary times. Certainly the Government should rule with the consent of the governed. But there is no time for it in times of crisis. Now we need a War King. Trump doesn’t seem willing to go into the breach, cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war. But nothing else will save us at this point. Meanwhile Israel has missiles aimed at every European Capital and their Walls gleam brightly in the Sun. Fanatics. And that is exactly what it takes. Are we willing to become what so many admire? Or are we just going to be “fans” and couch potatoes?

        • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

          The Emergency Legislation is all laid out in Loving Detail. It was unanimously passed after 9/11 – it was already written, just waiting for just such a crisis. Does Trump have the balls to invoke it? The Left does. As does the Sold Out Right. The Deep State in other words.

        • Sam Stone January 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

          “Trump doesn’t seem willing to go into the breach, cry havoc, and let loose the dogs of war. But nothing else will save us at this point.”

          Excellent point. But for sure if he is not willing (? time will tell) this will be his demise. Surely he has to realize that his enemies are not going to stop until he is behind bars or 6 feet under ground.

          If he goes full dictator being a couch potato or keyboard warrior will no longer be an option for anyone.

          • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:49 pm #

            If this draft dodger even came close to going “full dictator” the deep state’s armed forces would slap him down quicker than one of his new york minutes. Two hits: One: Someone reaches out and touches GGG Two: He hits the ground. You think they’ll let a nut like Trump ruin their party? Please, get real.

            JDH

    • lbs January 14, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

      The reason Trump relies on bumbling fools is that they are the ones who have run our country for decades, and the only ones to have the resumes to be viable candidates for high positions in a government administration.

      We desperately need a corps of young populists to move up the ranks and provide a pool of rational candidates for policymaking positions to replace the buffoons who now dominate that labor pool.

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:53 pm #

        “The reason Trump relies on bumbling fools is that they are the ones who have run our country for decades..”

        Seems pretty damn clear that Trump is the bumbling fool. Paint himself in “WALL” corners and all and letting Nancy make a complete fool of him. The art of the deal. Please. He wouldn’t know a deal if it kicked him in the balls. He had one, the $25Bil for DACA and he let it get away! Dealmaker my ass.

        JDH

    • lbs January 14, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

      Yup. Obstruction of justice against a process that has nothing to do with justice is sort of the high-level version of the process of perjury charges about matters that have nothing to do with any underlying crime.

      It’s kind of the high-rent banana republican tactic that the Mueller vigilantes feel is appropriate to their higher-level target, the president.

      • ozone January 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

        Good observations, John and lbs.
        You’re giving us “food for thought”, as they used to say in the olden days. (Heaven forfend! That thinkin’ stuff is hard! 😉 )

    • volodya January 14, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

      He’s got neither the experiential intelligence, nor the necessary allies embedded in the Deep State that could turn the spotlight and perform all the bureaucratic and legalistic folderol in aid of turning the prosecutorial and investigative screws.

      It’s like lbs sez you need a corp of like-minded officials – let’s call them “populists” (people of the people, for the people IOW).

      How else do you define “populist”. Maybe it’s the opposite of “elitist”.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:19 am #

      I wish he would and could expose all of the deep staters. Someone, anyone, please do that!

  20. volodya January 14, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

    “Slide into idiocracy…” understates the abject stupidness of a – cough – “elite” that ain’t nohow worthy of that moniker.

    These morons seemingly won’t or probably can’t give a thought to how all this subterfuge, even if ludicrously and laughably incompetent, changes things in the culture of the body politic. People have got eyes and ears and minds, granted, some more acute than others, even folk in the much derided and disparaged Fly-over ‘merica, and what all this hugger-mugger portends is a change in the rules of what is permissible in the public and political sphere.

    It’s the (roll your eyeballs) “elite” that are changing behavioral boundaries, in making it ok to overturn a duly elected president. Yeah, they’re using a fig-leaf of due process but nobody’s fooled by any of this. So, of course, given that they set the country on the slippery slope, where’s the bottom?

    Do these – gag – “intellectuals” have the slightest notion of how this could affect them personally? Because if you go tooth and nail after people supporting a president does it make it ok to go tooth and nail after people against a president? If legalistic dirty work is now ok, what about extra-legal dirty work? What about dirty work that doesn’t include government officials? What about dirty work done by extra-governmental, extra-judicial bodies or organizations? I mean if it’s now ok to do dirty work? Where’s the bottom?

  21. lbs January 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    Early on into the Russkiegate thing, when people said there was evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia, I thought, well maybe there is, these people sound sincere.

    By now I know that “these people” have simply given total leave of their senses due to their hatred of Donald Trump.

    Progressivism is the greatest menace to the human race. A fundamentalist religion that has hundreds of millions of cultmembers, including most of the wealthiest and most accomplished people in the world, is the ultimate menace.

    Cults do not respond to reason. Their dogma is sacrosanct. Their goal is to covert all to their cult, and destroy those who refuse. And right now, they are winning.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

      Well stated.

      Religions have started from cults like this.

      Think Jihad.

      Jesus Christ is the only religious person who taught anti-power, that power is evil and a sin. He had the capability to be the Jewish Messiah and destroy the Romans. Not God’s agenda. Instead he submitted to the Power of the Jewish leadership and the Romans, and went to the cross. Human relations should be based on Love and not power and each individual is responsible for his or her own behavior. To the adulteress, “Go and sin no more”.

      The Left’s drive for power is the most anti-Christian action since the inquisition.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

        Buddha taught Love too. But non-violence is only for monks and nuns. Who knows what Christ believed? We have so little of his words and ideas. And why is that? Why wasn’t more written down?

        We know what Mohammad thought about literally everything. The Arabs were more devout than the first Christians it seems, at least in this.

        Women love power in men. Your dichotomy doesn’t make much sense here or in politics for that matter. Power must be wielded with Love. Isn’t that a bit better? The vulnerability you love is beautiful pf course. For monks. Oh you don’t have them in your sect? Well Protestantism IS an inferior version of Christianity after all. So you try to duplicate the vocation in secular life? That’s called becoming a Beautiful Loser.

        • It’s pretty simple, really. He was surrounded by illiterates.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

            St John could write I believe. The Revelation is a masterpiece, even on a literary level. No one can understand English Literature who doesn’t know the Gospels, St Paul, or Revelations. Ditto the Old Testament.

            The others had others write the Gospels for them under dictation. So you are probably partially right. But even they could have dictated far more.

          • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 8:26 pm #

            Oh please if it wasn’t sold as the word of God it would be a step above comic books.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 3:11 am #

            You reveal yourself as a savage, Sea – no better than the campesinos crossing the Rio Grande and with far less excuse. Your Globalist “Ganges Mysticism” is grotesque.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:33 am #

            I know! Those are very painful words to endure. You shouldn’t degrade the Messiah and the prophets.

          • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm #

            Not as painful as the words in that book.

        • malthuss January 14, 2019 at 8:26 pm #

          Hitler and Buddha in just 2 posts.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm #

            Why not? National Socialism was and is intensely spiritual. Many neon Nazis are interested in Eastern Religions btw.

            You still don’t understand that Truth is ONE though men call it by many names. You accused me of “mixing the religions together” – as if they all teach something completely different.

        • K-Dog January 16, 2019 at 11:50 am #

          Who knows what Christ believed?

          Yeah, love thy neighbor, it is so damn confusing. Who can figure it out!

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:37 pm #

        Ever think the Bolshevik Revolution might edge out the Left’s drive for power? Godless communism? Maybe a little more anti-Christian? Maybe just a little? A teeny-weenie lit bit more? How about the genocide of American Indians? Or maybe the Cultural Revolution in China? Hundreds of millions of people dead. I think maybe you should re-familiarize yourself with the defintion of exaggerate, spelled with 2 g’s.
        exaggerate
        transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
        to think, speak, or write of as greater than is really so; magnify beyond the fact; overstate
        to increase or enlarge to an extreme or abnormal degree; overemphasize; intensify

    • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 7:57 pm #

      “Progressivism is the greatest menace to the human race.” Where do you come up with this pablum? Delusional. You prefer serfdom, dictatorship, National Socialism? Good god.

      JDH

      • K-Dog January 16, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

        Where do you come up with this pablum?

        “_____________ is the greatest menace to the human race.”

        Fill in the blank. Whatever you want. It will sneak into the brain and be recorded uncritically by the unwary whatever it is. ‘Question everything’ is great advice, but impossibly hard to do. And when you are not critical and it sneaks in and you won’t know it. Mental fleas.

  22. deetrump January 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    JHK sez:
    The purpose of the Russia Collusion narrative was to buy time for Mr. Mueller to come up with an obstruction of justice case on Mr. Trump, which was becoming increasingly difficult to do, and still apparently hasn’t been accomplished.”

    Actually Mueller now has “Individual #1” named as an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal criminal case for which Trump’s criminal co-conspirator confessed his guilt and will do time in prison. “Individual #1” ordered the commission of the crime. Criminal conspiracy is a felony.

    As to your claims and your defense of Golem, the facts are filed in federal court cases but are still redacted. You are either brave or foolish to hitch you wagon to Golem in the face of mounting evidence of public treason committed by Trump. Hillary was right in naming Trump as a puppet of Putin, a Putin puppet who is doing great harm.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

      I laugh at you, dee trump.
      I would say “nice try”, but it isn’t nice in any sense.
      Actually I don’t laugh.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

      Sorry DTrump.

      The losers of this fiasco are going to be the Democrat conspiracy against Trump, and it will be interesting to watch the reaction of the Deep State as the worm turns.

      A real problem here that is coming to light,

      Who watches the paramount watchers? Who makes sure that the Intelligence community is not corrupted? Who is fool enough to give them a pass just because they are the Feds.

      It is there. The oversight responsibility is in the Legislative branch where political dominance by the Liberals, including the RINO’s, has removed their ability to keep an eye on the foibles of the DOJ.

      As the antiTrumpers have Trumpeted, pun intended, no one is above the law. This includes the FBI! They stepped over the line in 2016.

  23. K-Dog January 14, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

    Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. 4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. 5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”

    But Trumps wall can’t fall or Trump is our Ra?hab. Trump is a Ra?hab but it won’t be trumpets from this strumpet.

    It will be leaf blowers.

    • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Dog,
      I am reading your post, and shofar I am having difficulty understanding what you are proposing.

      (Rim Shot)

  24. K-Dog January 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

    Ra’hab

    And that was spell check!

  25. seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

    Let’s take a look. ## China’s surplus with the United States According to a recent Reuters report, “China’s trade surplus with the United States rose to $323.32 billion last year, the highest on record going back to 2006.” The amount was based on a customs data calculation done by Reuters, and it was 17.2% higher than China’s trade surplus of $275.81 billion with the United States in 2017. The report also added that China’s exports to the United States had registered an 11.3% year-over-year increase in 2018, while its imports had inched up 0.7% in the year. ## Trump’s trade war In the last couple of quarters, US-China trade relations have seen several ups and downs. The trade war between the world’s two largest economies, which was triggered by President Donald Trump, has taken a toll on investors’ sentiments. Large US companies General Motors (GM), Ford Motor Company (F), Apple (AAPL), and Tesla (TSLA) have warned investors about the negative impact of the trade war on their businesses. Earlier this month, Apple cut its fiscal 2019 first-quarter guidance, citing weakening Chinese sales due to China’s economic slowdown. The company also cited the US-China trade war as one of the reasons for its slowing sales in China. The trade war doesn’t seem to have benefited either China or the United States so far. Investors will likely remain on the lookout for any positive updates on US-China trade relations. In the fourth quarter of 2018, US companies General Motors, Ford, Apple, Netflix (NFLX), Microsoft (MSFT), Amazon (AMZN), and Qualcomm (QCOM) fell ~0.7%, 17.3%, 30.1%, 28.5%, 11.2%, 25.0%, and 21.0%, respectively. During the same quarter, Chinese companies Alibaba (BABA), Baidu (BIDU), and NIO (NIO) fell 16.8%, 30.6%, and 8.7%, respectively. Are we sick of winning yet?

    • volodya January 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

      Try something. If it doesn’t work, try something else.

      The status quo of ruinous trade and governmental deficits and joke-level personal indebtedness is something that can’t go on.

      But this will fall on its face no matter what, trade war or no, the 2008 debacle and its dress-rehearsal of 2000 just preludes to the grand finale.

      Sick of wining? Sick of a lot things, inattention and indifference to the wrack and ruin of the country chief among them.

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        If what you’re doing is making things worse that isn’t trying, it’s failing. It’s losing. If Trump does something else, you think people are going to have a warm fuzzy feeling that it’s going to work? Maybe he needs to stop listening to his gut and start listening to facts, reason, and logic.

      • Epicur January 15, 2019 at 11:10 am #

        “The status quo of ruinous trade and governmental deficits and joke-level personal indebtedness is something that can’t go on. ”

        Michael Pettis wrote a very good book about that fact entitled, “The Great Rebalancing,” Subtitle; “Trade Conflict and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy”. The book was written long before trump became POTUS, copyright 2013, and he had written another a few years before on the same theme.

        Peter Zeihan has a good speech on the topic on Youtube (below).

        People may argue about how it is being conducted, but the trade situation that has existed for the last 30 years with China (70+ years with the world) was NOT going to continue.

        youtube.com/watch?v=feU7HT0x_qU

        • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

          I must say this was a very insightful presentation. While I agree with a lot of his positions, I cannot make the leap as to how Trump decided this was what his base wanted i.e. complete destruction of the system that has guaranteed peace and prosperity for the last 7 decades. I’ll have to listen again. This was fantastic though so thank you. I always like a new fresh perspective.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

      Seawolf

      Interesting observation.

      I wonder what percentage of the trade imbalance is the action of America corporations in China and who gets the credit for revenue in their column, the US or China. Should all “Apple” revenue, for example, exported from China be counted as US revenue.

      In larger context, is all this balance of trade propaganda just a BS story by the global elites to keep us in unrest? Are we being played, as usual?

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

        No we buy a lot more Chinese goods than China buys American goods.

  26. deetrump January 14, 2019 at 12:35 pm #

    Beryl of Oil, unfortunately the decomposition of social order happening under Trumpis not a laughing matter. The costs are too high.

    JHK keeps repeating the Trump line: “They’ve got nothing.” The 192 criminal counts, 36 people and entities charged, seven people who have pleaded guilty, the four people sentenced to prison and the one person convicted at trial as a result of the Mueller probe make clear, of course, that Trump, and JHK, are wrong. These court proceedings, supervised by Republicans and Trump-appointed judges, require convincing evidence. They have seen the evidence. JHK has not.

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

      Are you Janet?
      Don’t talk down to me, I know my facts, and I have been studying this for some time.
      You speak in talking points.

      • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        It does not speak, it spews. Ignore it, silence it. Eventually it will be removed only to reappear under another guise and when it does, ignore that too.

        • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

          I will take your advice, Walter B.
          I will point out however, that it has not seen the evidence it says JHK has not seen, either.

          • Walter B January 14, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

            In the end there is no “evidence”, facts, or indisputable figures that can prove a truth to anyone seeking truth. Truth, must be felt in the heart. Being able to do this involves developing the ability to sift through the deception and half-truths, and see the truth as many who come here, including you are able to do. Those who cannot will never find truth and the senseless as well as the deceivers would not know truth if it slapped them right in the face. Seek, listen, sense it. It is out there. Seek and ye shall find.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:13 am #

            You’re right Walter. Truth often transcends logic and rationality. Thus no amount of evidence can impart Truth to someone who does not want to or can’t receive it.

          • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 11:51 am #

            ” Truth often transcends logic and rationality. Thus no amount of evidence can impart Truth to someone who does not want to or can’t receive it.”

            SSL,
            Does not want it, or cannot receive it, or has a different Truth….

          • SoftStarLight January 16, 2019 at 12:15 am #

            Believing that different Truths exist relegates Absolute Truth to the unknowable.

          • elysianfield January 16, 2019 at 11:17 am #

            “Believing that different Truths exist relegates Absolute Truth to the unknowable.”

            SSL,
            Exactly. You could suggest, however, that societies, or a culture, develops around various truths, hence our tribal nature.

            Do you have a truth that you would be willing to die for? Other cultures do.

    • Ol' Scratch January 14, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

      How’ve you been, Lil’ J-Bot? I see you’ve adopted a different Lil’ name now. Alas, same old robotic copy/paste commentary, though, I see. Hope you’re at least studying something else on the side for the future. Bot commentary’s not exactly knowledge work, no matter how much your masters might try to spin it.

    • deetrump January 14, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

      JHK is fond of saying a grand jury can indict a ham sandwhich. Never in the history of jurisprudence has a grand jury been given an extension based upon a judge examining the evidence of the guilt of the ham sandwhich uncovered by a grand jury.

      Mueller just got such a grand jury extension because Mueller is not dealing with a hoax or a witch hunt or a ham sandwhich. Mueller is just getting started.

      How many years did Ken Starr go? Starr investigated President Bill Clinton over of the course of five years. That was a witch hunt. Mueller is not engaged in a witch hunt.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

      You are delusional, just like the NYT.

      If anything like the latest allegations were true, the alarms through Session’s department of justice would have sounded long ago.

      They didn’t. They still have nothing on Trump, no coverup like Nixon got in trouble with. That is why so many of this cohorts feel betrayed and are cooperating with Mueller with their foibles.

      The Dems covering ups their misdeeds with the 2016 election are the ones who are going to pay, eventually.

      Unless of course, Trump loses in 2020.

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:04 pm #

        John,

        If you think his Orangeness has even the thinnest sliver of winning in 2020, I’ve got a bunch of junk in the attic I want to interest you in purchasing. I also have a piece of “the cross” for sale that I am willing to part with for about $50K. We accept cash or gold.

        JDH

    • ffkling January 14, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

      Since when do “facts” matter to Trumptards?

      Admin note: I’ve warned this commenter against using terms like “Trumptard.”
      The rest of you take note.

      • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 11:52 am #

        ffkling,
        If warned, then why do it?

    • Nightowl January 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

      Except that none of the charges have anything to do with Trump whatsoever.

      You forgot that. The fake Russian company he indicted was amusing however, as were the 13 Facebook trolls posting armwrestling pics of Hillary and Jesus.

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:06 pm #

        DJT = A Guarnfuckingteed money launderer. No shit, really, you will see.

        JDH

        • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:23 pm #

          Where did orange man get most of his financing before his foray into politics? Deutsch Bank, the bank that has been fined mega-billions for money laundering. What did Eric Trump unwittingly say at the start of the campaign? “We have all the financing we need from Russia.”

          Why did a Russian oligarch pay now-President Donald Trump $95 million for his Palm Beach mansion?

          Almost a decade later, the answer is less clear than it was at the time of the sale, the highest price paid for a Palm Beach home.

          In 2008, Dmitry Rybolovlev bought the Palm Beach mansion owned by Trump for $13 million more than the most expensive Palm Beach mansion sale up to that moment. It’s been almost a decade since the sale, but the transaction is newsworthy again as new questions surround contacts between members of Trump’s administration and Russian government officials.

          Coincidence? I think not.

          JDH

          • Nightowl January 15, 2019 at 4:23 am #

            I believe you mean Deutsche Bank. I use their ATMs quite often here, as they are part of my network.

            Please outline in detail the concrete evidence that Trump was engaged in criminal acts involving DB.

            Thank you.

          • jdhines January 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

            Nightowl,

            Yes, thank you, I did mean Deutsche (not Deutsch) Bank.

            >>> “Please outline in detail the concrete evidence that Trump was engaged in criminal acts involving DB.”

            As you might guess, not being a professional investigator (or on the Fed’s payroll), I do not have detailed “concrete evidence.” Money launderers are, naturally, very secretive concerning their activities. That being said, there is a lot of “smoke” and it would be a textbook case of suspicious activity if one were looking for potential ML crimes. Below are some knowledgeable opinions on the matter.

            JDH

            President Donald Trump has made millions from selling his name to a Panama development used to launder money from Latin American drug cartels, a Global Witness investigation reveals today.

            After licensing his name to the Trump Ocean Club in 2006, Trump appears to have turned a blind eye to the source of the buyers’ funds and the background of some of the individual brokers (1). The investigation, Narco-a-Lago: Money Laundering at the Trump Ocean Club, Panama provides powerful evidence that profits from Colombian cartels’ narcotics trafficking were laundered through the Trump Ocean Club. Trump was one of the beneficiaries, since he received a cut of all sales. Trump’s Presidential disclosures show he was still making money from a management contract for the Trump Ocean Club when he took office in 2017.

            “This must be investigated. Donald Trump has made millions from a project used by Latin American drug cartels to launder money. The warning signs were there for a responsible businessperson, but it seems Trump didn’t want to know,” said Eryn Schornick, Senior Policy Advisor at Global Witness.

            The Trump Ocean Club in Panama was one of Trump’s most lucrative licensing deals: initial projections indicate that he was set to make $75.4 million by 2010. Sources close to the development described it as “Ivanka’s baby”, and confirmed that Trump’s daughter was in overall charge of the licensing venture for the Trump Organization.

            The report highlights several warning signs for money laundering in the project, which should have raised the alarm for a responsible businessperson looking to avoid being associated with dirty money. Panama was a major hub for money laundering when Trump signed the licensing and management deal with the Trump Ocean Club in 2006. Global Witness’ sources indicate that many units were bought in bulk, some sales were made with bearer shares, and secretly owned companies were often used, hiding the identities of the buyers.

            The investigation also shines a light on several dubious characters that bought units or brokered transactions at the Trump Ocean Club. Those involved include:

            David Murcia Guzmán, released from U.S. federal prison after serving a sentence of nine years for laundering millions of dollars’ worth of illicit funds, including narcotics proceeds, through secret companies and real estate.
            Murcia Guzmán’s business associate Alexandre Ventura Nogueira, who claims to have brokered nearly a third of all 666 pre-construction unit sales at the Trump Ocean Club. Ventura Nogueira, who has faced accusations of criminal activity including fraud, was critical to ensuring the project’s lift-off and hence Trump’s ability to earn tens of millions of dollars.
            Ventura Nogueira assembled a team of agents and brokers to market Trump Ocean Club units, often targeting buyers of Russian and Eastern European origin. Some of these agents have faced serious accusations of criminal activity.
            Although the extent of Trump’s knowledge of these brokers and buyers is unknown, it is highly likely that the Trump Organization had the right to receive sales reports and demand information on the buyers. Buying high-end real estate through secretly-owned companies is a well-known way for criminals to stash the cash they make through crime and launder it to spend without scrutiny. It’s a tried and trusted method used by organized crime, drug cartels and human traffickers.

            “Now that Donald Trump is president, his business is the nation’s business. He claims to be tough on crime and drugs, yet he’s earned millions from selling his name to a Panama development used to launder drug money,” said Schornick. “These fresh revelations of unscrupulous business dealings show his public rhetoric is both misleading and hypocritical.”

            Global Witness calls upon appropriate law enforcement authorities, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller (see here), and congressional committees (see here and here) to investigate the allegations raised in this report and, if appropriate, hold President Trump accountable for his actions.

          • Nightowl January 16, 2019 at 4:17 am #

            I appreciate your reply, but nothing you posted provides any concrete evidence for your claims that Trump is a financial criminal, or a Russian agent, etc.

            “Orange Man Bad” is not an argument. I’m a Green Party member by the way. The state of the left today saddens me to the point that I no longer even bother voting.

          • jdhines January 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

            Nightowl,

            Per your reply, I agree there is no concrete evidence of money laundering and GGG is innocent until proven guilty, of course. However, there would be reason for investigators to have a serious look at it his finances based on what we do know. They might find absolutely nothing, we will see.

            I can agree that the state of both party’s is cause for sadness. Green Party? There is a lot to like with the Greens. I wish they (and others) were able to break the lock that these two gangs (Rs and Ds) have on the electoral process. I don’t believe it says anywhere in the constitution that “there must be two parties, R and D.”

            Thanks for getting back to me Nightowl,

            JDH

  27. Ol' Scratch January 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    The only thing that’s surprising to come out of all this is the fact that a lot of people evidently still believe that the FBI, DOJ, and the rest of the alphabet’s soup of three letter agencies aren’t blatantly politicized. Call it a grown up’s lesson in how the world actually works. “Lies My Teachers Told Me” indeed!

    • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 12:44 pm #

      Maybe that’s why Bush created the umbrella Homeland Security agency. To throw people off who had become suspicious of the FBI/CIA.
      Did it fool anyone?
      No one at the FBI paid any price for falling down on the job and allowing 9/11 to happen.

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

        And the CIA. And the immigration surveillance.

      • deetrump January 14, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

        You have been studying, have you? Keep studying. All you internet-fed opinions and conspiracy theories do not change the reality of Trump’s criminal and treasonous acts. You thought THEY would come up with a last minute deal to avoid a shutdown. Surprise!

    • capt spaulding January 14, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

      How is the decision made whether these agencies are politicized? I don’t know where to go to make that determination. There doesn’t seem to be any frame of reference that can be trusted to be neutral. It still comes down to “fake news is whatever I don’t like or agree with”, whether it’s from the left or the right. Apparently no one can be trusted to tell the truth, and that leads to chaos. Seems to me that this situation will lead to more problems, with nothing getting resolved on any level, and is just another sign of the decline of the country. If you can’t trust the information you get, how can you make rational decisions? For example, I’m not a climatologist, so I have to look at the information put out by other people, and go from there. Since I don’t know the science myself, I’ll take the word of the people who do, and play the odds. At the same time I do that, I’ve got Rush Limbaugh telling me that it’s all a lie cooked up by the liberal media. The potential for disaster is such I will err on the cautious side, and believe the 97% who say it’s real. This stuff is too serious to be politicized, and yet it has been. The ongoing distrust of the very agencies that we depend on to keep us safe is not good, and only helps to further destabilize us. We are dependent on men of good will to help keep this country together.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

        Cap, in order to believe the 97%, we’d need to know how many they are, wouldn’t we?

        I personally believe the climate stuff is the Mother Of All Rackets.
        No, I didn’t get that from Rush Limbaugh.

        • capt spaulding January 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

          I guess you’d have to fact check that 97% number, but to do so you’d have to believe your source. Belief requires acceptance of something. Right now, I believe I’ll have another beer, and I can prove it.

        • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:09 pm #

          Haven’t really noticed the crazy weather the last couple decades, eh? Been to Miami lately? Floods downtown and all. Get a fucking clue and quit believing that hogwash the right pumps out. Jesus H Christ, come on, open your eyes man!

          JDH

          • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

            Radical climate change has occurred in the past before humans and would continue to occur if no humans were on earth. The earth and sun go thru cycles. Proving man is responsible for these latest climate fluctuations is the crux of the issue.

            Those who want a united planetary government with ruthless dictatorial control are pushing the man-made climate change meme. This causes freedom lovers to wonder if it’s true or part of a political agenda.

          • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 5:39 pm #

            And one more thing JDH,

            Jesus H Christ, come on, open your eyes man!

            Normal aircraft contrails don’t linger in the sky for 2 hours, slowing growing. They are spraying us; you can call it chemtrails or atmospheric aerosol injections or geo-engineering, but it’s real.

          • jdhines January 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

            Interesting about the contrails. I do recall hearing something about them, but I know nothing other than some have expressed concern about them. Any theories as to who is spraying and why?

            JDH

  28. seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    Trump bankrupted a casino. A CASINO! The odds are all with the house and he still managed to fail. Not once. 3 times. What was once thought impossible he did. He bankrupted a business that is impossible to fail.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

      Have you visited Atlantic City? Is is pathetic. Was there last year. Almost the entire casino group is gone. He definitely got some bad advice in this investment.

      Makes one wonder who the group was that stopped the casino growth in Atlantic City, it was a natural location. Maybe the PTB in Vegas?

      • Nightowl January 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

        I was last in Atlantic city in the early 90s. It was already a dump back then. Every large Casino was near bankrupt or already there. The boardwalk was shuttered up and a ghost town.

      • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

        So why do it there? Las Vegas did not want Trump there with a casino, just like the NFL didn’t want him. So he went to Atlantic City and failed spectacularly. So he bought a USFL team and tried to go head to head with the NFL, under his leadership, sued them and won. I think he got a check for $1.63. That was $1.00 settlement and $.63 in interest.

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:10 pm #

        No, he’s just a putz of a businessman. Let’s see his tax returns and we’ll see how rich Don the Con is?

        JDH

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

      An even half dozen casinos in Atlantic City went bankrupt, not just Trump’s.

      At any rate Atlantic City is a dump, bankrupt, under state control, and squalid in the extreme.

      I thought gambling casinos and lotteries would be the last desparate measure states would use to keep public sector unions flush and the stinking welfare system going as long as possible, but I wrong. Whole new vistas are opening up with legalized drugs. What’s next: pimping out our daughters,white blond ones at a premium, a perfect trifecta in vice. And after that, cannibals.

      Brh

      • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

        If Ruth Bader Ginsberg had her way, those prostitutes would have been as young as 12 (her idea of the proper age of consent). The woman was an enemy of everything moral decent. Too bad Jews are limited to only one year in hell.

        • S M Tenneshaw January 16, 2019 at 11:17 pm #

          Reading your filth is hell.

    • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 11:57 am #

      “What was once thought impossible”

      Wolfie,
      Large, centrally located Casinos were killed by the Indian casinos that sprang from the earth like fall mushrooms after a warm rain…Reno is almost a ghost town as a result of the competition.

      • seawolf77 January 17, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

        The lights are still blinking in Vegas.

  29. ffkling January 14, 2019 at 1:02 pm #

    It’s just not fair how unfair life is said The Dear Leader after his favorite conservative pollster, Rasmussen Reports, newly released poll confirmed results from other polling organizations a continuing drop in the Chief’s approval rating.

    Trump’s approval rating Monday by Rasmussen Reports, fell to 43 percent among likely voters, the lowest since January 2018 when it bottomed out at 42 percent. Trump’s latest disapproval rating was 55 percent. Close to half, 46 percent, strongly disapproved of the president while 32 percent strongly approved of him.

    In response, President Chump “unfollowed” and “defriended” Rasmussen. That will show them, Donald!!!!

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 1:45 pm #

      A poll released today says that approval of the wall has increased by 8% since last year.

      Polls are worthless. Statistics are too biased to be effective.

      • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm #

        You would be surprised at how accurate many statistical projections are. A properly designed statistical study is a thing of beauty and is very powerful, not infallible, but as close as a human can get to it.
        By the way, where did you get your Ph.D. in stats?

        JDH

        • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 4:44 pm #

          Where did all the big brained pollsters who predicted a comfortable victory for Hillary get their PhD in stats?

          The pollsters might know the real numbers; that doesn’t mean they publish the real numbers.

          • jdhines January 15, 2019 at 9:52 pm #

            Actually, they said it was Hillary 71%, Trump 29% during the last week.

            You put 7 black balls and 3 red balls in a bag and pull one out without looking and you think it’s impossible to get a red ball??? Not quite. They said Hillary would win the popular vote and she did!

            Also, please note the “MARGIN OF ERROR” disclaimers on all statistical projections. A big part of stats is PROBABILITY (Not CERTAINTY). Please get a clue.

            You know hmuller, predictions are really tough, especially when it comes to the future, but overall they do a good job when you compare all the other methods, e.g. pray about it, hope, wonder, dance for rain, human sacrifice, etc.

            JDH

          • Nightowl January 16, 2019 at 4:09 am #

            Pollsters often produce the results they want, or are paid to produce. I know this well from my time in DC. Oversampling is a common tactic.

            The polls for the general election were manipulated. This is the only logical answer when one considers the fact that the entire MSM danced to Clinton’s tune, in support of her “pied piper” strategy to build Trump up before tearing him down (see Wikileaks).

            Also note that Clinton went as far as trying to flip the electors to vote against the people. I have little doubt that the popular vote also went to Trump. It’s likely we will never fully know the level of fraud that went into ensuring that she’d win.

          • cbeard January 16, 2019 at 5:28 am #

            I don’t remember the exact political race, but a pollster called me once and wanted to know which of the two candidates that I intended on voting for. One Dem. and the other Rep.. I told him I was an independent voter and would not be voting for either one. He said “but if you were going to vote, which would it be”. He kept insisting that I make a choice. He really pissed me off and I told him I would rather die than vote for either of the poxy bastards. He then said “I’ll put you down as undecided then”. Polls are usually bullshit.

          • hmuller January 16, 2019 at 9:58 am #

            JDH

            “They said”

            Actually, there was more than one pollster in American in November 2016. Please google “odds of hillary victory” and you’ll see what various pollsters predicted on election eve about Hillary’s chances of victory. To summarize:
            Princeton Election Consortium – 99%
            CNN – 91%
            Reuters – 90%
            NY Times – 85%

            So don’t soft pedal us by saying “THEY” predicted only a 71% chance. There’s more than one “THEY”.

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      Removed by Admin.

    • Nightowl January 15, 2019 at 4:21 am #

      Trump had a 2-6% chance of winning the presidency. All the big polls said so.

      • jdhines January 15, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

        All of the major political data publications pegged Clinton’s chances of victory at greater than 70 percent. FiveThirtyEight, which is now owned by ABC News, gave Trump the highest probability, 29 percent, a decision that some left-leaning political observers criticized.

        “If you tell someone they’ve got a 71 percent chance of winning, people think that that’s going to happen,” Miringoff continued. “If you say it’s going to be a 71 percent chance that it’s going to rain, and you bring an umbrella and it doesn’t rain, you don’t care so much. But with the presidency of the United States, it makes a whole big difference.”

        Ultimately, Miringoff added, it was not polling operations that called the 2016 election incorrectly.

        “The models got it wrong, the polls did not have a bad day.”

        The Marist Poll’s final survey estimated Clinton’s margin of victory at 2 percent. The final RealClearPolitics average of national surveys before the election indicated the Democrat would win the popular vote by 3 percentage points. In the officially certified tally, Clinton received 2.1 percent more votes nationwide than Trump.

        JDH

  30. The New York Times is reporting Republican strategists, quoting, “nonstop political war” for the next two years.

    Today’s $3 edition has lots of Hispanic panic stories. Puerto Rico’s a shooting gallery. The caravan is assembling for another run. Ocasio-Cortez is pulling her moribund party to the left.

    And in the business section, you can read about the life and times of a cow – a cash cow – in the form of a technological revolution washing the poor brown field workers right out of a job. You can contemplate the “environmentalism” of a high net worth WASP from Connecticut rationalizing his decision not to buy St. Musk’s magical mystery mobile because it would steal 2 hours of precious life to recharge on his semi annual long distance drive.

    Jeff Bezos wife is being profiled all the place. I suspect some apprehension she will soon own 8% of the stock of AMZN, perhaps feeling vindictive, dump them all on the market. Scorned women are unpredictable!

    And in Old Blighty, Iranians pay smugglers $100,000 tip sneak across the channel- and if they are of poorer means, steal a Frenchman’s boat and run the motor flat out until it dies.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:08 am #

      Lol scorned women are unpredictable. I prefer to be unpredictable all of the time ;-).

      • GreenAlba January 18, 2019 at 9:30 am #

        Scorned men can be dangerous, whether predictable or not. Some stalk their scorner and terrorise her. Every now and then one kills his scorner, then his own children, then himself. ‘If I can’t have them, then you won’t have them either, and they won’t even have each other…’

        Sometimes the scorner spent years in terror before she got rid or left. Sometimes the police knew she still lived in terror but didn’t do enough.

        But we laugh at scorned women. Hey ho…

        Not getting at you, SSL, it’s a cultural thang.

  31. TinySolar January 14, 2019 at 1:16 pm #

    More Hillary and FBI trashing???!!!!! (Yawn!)

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:59 am #

      More Trump trashing??????!!!!!! Yawn is right! (Eye roll too!)

  32. My Point of View January 14, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

    “…the long, nauseating slide into idiocracy and collapse…”

    That slide began when JFK cut income tax rates in the early 1960s and tax cutting has continued largely unabated to the present day. IRS income from those higher tax rates back in the 1950s allowed us pay for the cold war, space race, interstate highway system and most of the war in Vietnam out of cash flow. That was true economic power.

    Since Reagan we’ve piled up red ink at an astonishing rate and Trump made it far worse. Trump should’ve raised taxes to sop up some of the massive amount of loot sloshing around out there, but he lowered the rates to give himself a break. If we hit a recession there’s really nothing left in the toolbox to fight it. Trump’s trillion dollar tax cut done with red ink didn’t create any new productive facilities or result in higher pay; the money went into stock buybacks and engorged CEO payouts. The nation is totally screwed economically.

    “…the long, nauseating slide into idiocracy and collapse…” picked up speed in the 1980s when the GOP found it could promise to end abortion and picked up the vote of evangelicals. Our politics have been putrid ever since with our own American Taliban hurtling us towards a theocracy that rivals anything in Iran or other bumfuck backwater.

    Meanwhile, in other news of the “we’re totally screwed” type, Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation if they go after the Kurds. Pompeo is pinballing around shithole countries in the Middle East trying to comfort confused Arab kingpins that we really do care. Hah! The Kurds are the only adults in the room over there and fearless fighters. Just after WW-1 the Kurds were promised a homeland of their own; they’re still waiting and I hope they get there sooner than later.

    I’m 71 and hope the massive disaster headed our way can be put off until after wifey and I depart this paradise for the warm and friendly confines of the cremation oven. Ahh, cooking with gas….

  33. Sam Stone January 14, 2019 at 1:25 pm #

    “It’s the (roll your eyeballs) “elite” that are changing behavioral boundaries, in making it ok to overturn a duly elected president. Yeah, they’re using a fig-leaf of due process but nobody’s fooled by any of this.”

    The “changing behavioral boundaries, in making it ok to overturn a duly elected president” part is correct but I disagree with “nobody’s fooled by any of this.” That is the crux of the problem, all too many are fooled.

    I am new around here but from what I’ve been reading (and I like what I read) the majority of commenters here are not fooled in the least but the vast overwhelming majority of America is most definetly fooled, or at least pretend to be as it behooves their agenda.

    • My Point of View January 14, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

      “…making it ok to overturn a duly elected president”

      Oh, like when the adulterous Gingrich went after Clinton for getting a hum job in the Oval Office? Tell us, which elites were they then?

      • volodya January 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

        Republican and Democrat are two sides of one ruling elite. In the end they serve their paymasters, the Donor Class, or the Davos people, whatever you want to call them. The political pyrotechnics are meaningless, the transitions between administrations pretty much seamless, the over-riding priority being more money for the oligarchs, less for you and me. Follow the money.

        • jdhines January 14, 2019 at 8:17 pm #

          Volodya,

          What you say is absolutely true. The problem on this blog is that many people parrot the same idea, but then always side with the hard rightwing or the Trumpers as if it is solely the liberals/Ds who serve the oligarchs. They forget the truth quickly.

          JDH

          • Nightowl January 16, 2019 at 4:35 am #

            Worth nothing is that Trump is a political outsider who has largely supported Dems before running for president.

            He is socially quite liberal and his economic and foreign policy decisions do not fall in line with the prevailing neoconservative and neoliberal ideas of the Uniparty.

            Lots of Progs seem to forget that Trump and Sanders had a lot of crossover and quite a few Sanders supporters went to Trump for the reasons mentioned above. If Trump spoke like an adult and had better hair, he’d have done even better.

      • Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

        The same elites they are now.
        Bill learned that if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
        It was no accident that the last presidential election was meant to be a Bush/Clinton contest.
        However you voted, you were going to get the Bush/Clinton Dynasty.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      Apathetic is the word.

    • volodya January 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      Welcome aboard. New points of view are always valued. As to how many are fooled, in the end, time will tell.

      In general terms “reality” is a bitch and doesn’t abide delusion.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:51 am #

      I don’t believe the vast majority are fooled. That’s why the Elite are panicking. They look desperate and their open censorship is pathetic.
      Too many people know what’s up.

  34. nytimes.com/2018/12/27/opinion/climate-change-sea-level-rise.html

    When you place all the issues before us in perspective, none are more indicative of our collective failure than environmental collapse.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

      Deb

      Right.

      CC is something that makes it necessary for people to change their lives. Ha!

      Politics is a reflection of its populace. Hence, the inactivity. In all issues.

      We pay our government to do nothing for us.

    • ffkling January 14, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

      SOCIETY RISKS GLOBAL ECOLOGICAL CATASTROPHE DUE TO DOMINO EFFECT OF TIPPING POINTS

      According to a recently published article in the journal “Nature”, scientists warn policymakers severely underestimate or fail to consider the ever-escalating risks of ecological tipping points due to the amplification effect of natural systems.

      For example, Amazon deforestation is responsible for multiple “cascading effects” – deforestation causes weakening and unpredictable rain systems, thereby causing lowland equatorial rainforests becoming savannah, which results in reduced water supplies for cities like São Paulo and crops in the foothills of the Andes. This, in turn, exacerbates deforestation as people look to replace degraded environments. And so the process of environmental destruction begins anew. I saw this first-hand when six months ago I was on a night flight to Manaus, Brazil. As we approached the Amazon region a deathly silence overtook the plane as passengers and crew stared out of the windows in disbelief. Before us was a vision of hell. Over the entire horizon, the Amazon was burning due to manmade fires.

      The signs are everywhere as the most virulently anti-ecological president, Trump, and his Republicon enablers in Congress pound nail after nail into the human extinction coffin.

      theguardian.com/environment … study says

      • A close reading of the New York Times shows the intellectual conflict of Life vs. Capitalism:

        Science Times shows the satellite pictures and details terrible destruction, while the Hard News section shows that the indigenous people of the Amazon are being hammered, and the environment fouled by toxic waste. But the Business section features profiles of high powered hedge fund CEOs recommending Brazilian market investment.

        The question is, how do you stop the money? The money is killing everything across the planet. Wherever it flows, it destroys. Like a virus hijacking a cell to turn it into a copy of itself. The trees are only there in their capacity to become short-term bucks. Cultures and societies, the same. All grist for a mill turning the world to shit.

        • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

          Now let’s examine the environmental record of socialism/communism. Start off with poisoned, evacuated, abandoned cities of the Soviet heartland, then move on to China.

          Brh

          • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

            Ask the Park People and Grounds Keepers too: The Tea Party left anyplace they went immaculate. Leftist eco mobs always trash everyplace with their trash. It’s the old 180 degree principle: things are often exactly the opposite of what they are purported to be.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:42 am #

            I know a girl who says she is a vegan and she looks like she lives out of her car. Her car looks like she lives in it. She is a total sweetheart and a complete space cadet.

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:45 am #

          I hate money and I love trees.

          • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 2:55 am #

            Treebeard said, I’m on no one’s side because no one is on mine.

            I can identify with that. And also with what you’re feeling, but I think we need to keep money – real money not the funny stuff we have now. Some will always love it too much. They need to be kept on as short leash. That’s where Fascism and National Socialism come in.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:30 am #

            Ok wow, so we maybe do need to keep money in some form? You know me. I have a tendency to go all out. Glad you help me moderate that. Well ultimately, I am not any sort of whiz when it comes to money and finance so I defer to the better educated on that subject. But yes, we need to keep greed on a very short leash because it ends up hurting too many people and the earth in general. People don’t like to be told what to do or controlled but sometimes it is very necessary for our own good.

          • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

            “I hate money and I love trees.”

            SSL,
            Well, with THIS, you can get THOSE”

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 2:25 pm #

            And from Those comes This :-).

  35. deetrump January 14, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

    In general terms “reality” is a bitch and doesn’t abide delusion. —volodya

    Ding! Ding! Ding!

    Thank you for stating this TRUTH succinctly.

  36. wm5135 January 14, 2019 at 2:44 pm #

    Obama, Mrs. Clinton and all of the DOJ and FBI players appear to have dug their well and built their kitchen too close to the slit trench. From this ground level view the collusion narrative was just lifted from their personal playbook. Clever and intelligent are different measures. (if those two above are Democrats, I am a Republican. Checked my voter registration and it still shows “unafilliated”.)

    Is there a statute of limitations on treason? We can start term limits in two years and continue every two years until we are done.

    On a brighter note, Mr. DeSantis has suspended a sheriff and a school superintendant to start his term. Did not vote for him but he has earned my support already! A nicely poked finger in the eye of Mr. Scott.

    Mr. Eddins our district state’s attorney is a name to watch also. He has handled the school district kerfluffle extremely well and seemingly without being stained by any dirt throwing.

    The swamp has a LARGE floodplain.

  37. Beryl of Oyl January 14, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

    This article about Jake Tapper’s interview with Senator Mark Warner gives insight into what some in the media seem to believe is damning evidence against the president.
    mediaite.com/tv/watch-sen-mark-warner-gives-jake-tapper-huge-list-of-reasons-fbi-had-to-suspect-trum…
    The writer actually seems to believe this stuff is impressive.
    Also Mr. Tapper tries to get at the accuracy of a strange statement by Senator Warner, that he was briefed at the beginning of this.
    Why would anyone have been talking to him when the investigation started?
    When people are talking about all the evidence to start an investigation, ‘Trump only said nice things about Putin’ is reason for suspicion?
    Okaaaaay…..

  38. Pucker January 14, 2019 at 3:38 pm #

    One of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power is that a Leader is always supposed to act Regal such that eventually he grows in awe of himself. In other words, don’t mingle with the Commoners and always maintain a respectable distance from the People so that they don’t become contemptuous of the Leader.

    You can become a Man of the People, like FDR, but you should never become one of the people. So, the Soup Kitchen Thang is probably out?

    You probably want to be like Napoleon? If you want to be munificent, then give the crew an extra ration of Grog?

    Another one of Greene’s Laws of Power is Never Tell the Truth because the People are basically deranged, and anxious and stressed out with all of their manifold daily problems such that they can’t deal with Reality, and they seek solace in simple answers and Religion or quasi-religious technologies or political movements.

    Current examples would probably be Trump’s Wall, the Russian bogeyman, and Alexandra Ocasio Cortez’s absurd Green Energy New Deal techno-fantasy wherein we’ll all be driving solar powered cars to WalMart.

    Robert Greene
    The 48 Laws of Power

    • Pucker January 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm #

      The Wall may be a Con Man’s gimmick to garner attention, power and a cult following? A Wall along the border would take years to build, and wouldn’t really have much effect in the face of states like California which have deliberately set up the infrastructure for illegal aliens to work and live in the US, right?

      • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm #

        Puck,
        Consider the argument FOR the wall;

        “Couldn’t hurt….”

  39. BuckP January 14, 2019 at 3:56 pm #

    I am not a fan of either political party for they don’t serve us but, instead, serve Wall Street and the War Machine. For years the Repubs droned on and on about Hillary doing this and that,.now, the Dems drone on and on aboutTrump doing this and that. All this malarky, spewed by the MSM into our homes everyday, blinds us to the fact that our nation, system of government and financial system are being sold out from under us and down the river.There is a coup underway and we should fear for our children and grandhildren.

    The following quote is from Greg Hunter, USA Watchdog, Jan.12, 2019

    “$21 trillion in “missing money” at the DOD and HUD that was discovered by Dr. Mark Skidmore and Catherine Austin Fitts in 2017 has now become a national security issue. The federal government is not talking or answering questions, even though the DOD recently failed its first ever audit. Fitts says, ‘This is basically an open running bailout. Under this structure, you can transfer assets out of the federal government into private ownership, and nobody will know and nobody can stop it. There is no oversight whatsoever. You can’t even know who is doing it. I’m telling you they just took the United States government, they just changed the governance model by accounting policy to a fascist government. If you are an investor, you don’t know who owns those assets, and there is no evidence that you do. . . . If the law says you have to produce audited financial statements and you refuse to do so for 20 years, and then when somebody calls you on it, you proceed to change the accounting laws that say you can now run secret books for all the agencies and over 100 related entities.’
    In closing, Fitts says, ‘We cannot sit around and passively depend on a guy we elected President. The President cannot fix this. We need to fix this. . . . This is Main Street versus Wall Street. This is honest books versus dirty books. If you want the United States in 10 years to resemble anything what it looked like 20 years ago, you are going to have to do it, and there is no one else who can do it. You have to first get the intelligence to know what is happening.’
    youtube.com/watch?v=Mi6S4zrFjPg&t=1207s

    • akmofo January 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

      Never ever vote for anyone that’s presented to you as “experienced”. Never ever vote for lawyers, politicians, military men, police men, business men, bankers, or anyone “respectable” to the media and the establishment. Never ever vote for anyone that does not intend to cut the government by 50% in the first year and more thereafter. Never ever vote for anyone that does not publicly declare s/he is going to make war on the criminals of the political class and put them and their benefactors in prison.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

        Yes, Bibi is bad news indeed. We need the Philosopher King, or as Zen puts it, the True Man of No Title. The real Leader we need is probably a bum on the street somewhere, too focused inwardly to even pay attention to his circumstance.

        • akmofo January 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm #

          We don’t need and we don’t want kings. A simple MIT student/furniture salesman will do.

          • akmofo January 14, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

            Or just throw the Vatican/CIA commies nazis fascists socialists out, and you’ll be fine:

            .
            .

            34 years ago, a KGB defector chillingly predicted modern America

            bigthink.com/paul-ratner/34-years-ago-a-kgb-defector-described-america-today
            youtu.be/bX3EZCVj2XA

          • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 3:07 am #

            Judges can be just as bad as the last hundred years of American history clearly shows.

            Is Ginsburg alive? No one has seen her. Trump will not be denied his third choice. Who knows? Maybe he’ll get another one after this too.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 8:22 am #

            Judges are lawyers and already including on the list.

            Trump is a fake, the Joker in the Vatican/CIA gov mafia stack. Until he puts the Clinton/Bush mafia in prison, he is guilty until proven innocent.

    • Epicur January 17, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

      “All this malarky, spewed by the MSM into our homes everyday, blinds us to the fact that our nation, system of government and financial system are being sold out from under us and down the river.”

      “We” were sold out long ago, and most of the people happily voted for it.

      In the 60s we normalized the invasion of the Southwest with farm laborers that drove the small farmers out of business and installed “agribusiness” as our new model. This got us cheap food and a dependent urban population.

      At the same time we started expanding the money supply by deficit spending which made our economy dependent on that influx of “stimulus”.

      There was tremendous impetus to do these things because of the history of this country since the 1840s industrialization and the importation of labor from Europe.

      There is no way back. Any attempt at honest bookkeeping would result in a collapse of the Ponzi scheme and unleash a starving mob that would burn, loot, and despoil for the pleasure of doing so.

      All one can do is try to be a survivor or, at my age, try to help the ones who follow and be honest about how we got here. There will be no “normal” life until our way of life is sustainable.

      Study China to see where they will try to take us. They will fail.

  40. Pucker January 14, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

    But for colonial era slavery and the Slave Trade, the European bourgeoisie would not have been able to amass sufficient wealth and power to overthrow feudalism in Europe. To a certain extent, we may owe our “freedom” to Slavery. Thank God for Slavery?

    Go figure….

    “The Slave-Trade and Slavery were the economic basis of the French Revolution.”

    “The Black Jacobins”, CLR James

  41. Nightowl January 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm #

    Happy to see JHK referencing Jeff’s account on Twitter. Have long been following him and several others, all of whom are part of a small group on Twitter who have put out some very accurate research on FISA-gate, the weaponization of the intel agencies, and the Russia hoax.

    Those who seek truth find each other.

  42. ozone January 14, 2019 at 5:00 pm #

    Shhh, be vewy, vewy, qwiet; we’w hunting go’den gowems of gweatness…
    -Elmer, the gweat, wite hunterw

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:35 am #

      Lol I always thought the way he talked was just so adorable. I am glad to be reminded of it :-)!

      • SpeedyBB January 21, 2019 at 5:21 am #

        A beloved professor in Vienna, lecturing in English, was notorious for his unconscious Elmer Fudd impersonation.

        ‘Fowwowing the Wussian Wevolution…’

  43. ozone January 14, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

    Speaking of wite whay’w hunting. Hu-hu-huh!
    Congwessman Stevie, King of Iowa.
    Oh, woen’wee he’wo’s with paws of c’way, we sa’wute you.

    Move to Iowa befowe it’s too wate to pwovoke and expwoit the me’wanin cha’wing’d!

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 5:32 pm #

      Grow up. Or I’ll be telling the Aliens that you’re coming apart at the seams and need another probe.

  44. seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

    “I want my wall. I want my wall. I want my wall. I want my wall.” Trump
    “You can’t have your wall. You have to eat shit and die,” Pelosi says holding a spoon of turds in his face.
    “I want my wall. I want my wall. I want my wall. I want my wall.” Trump says, folding his arms and clenching his lips shut so hard they look like Mick Jagger’s except they are blue.
    “No Donald, no. No wall. Here have some of this chocolate pudding.” Pelosi says doing the old airplane trick. “It’s coming in for a landing.
    Trump snorts, then blows a blast of air from his mouth that sends the turds all over Pelosi’s face. “Look at you now,” Trump says, doing his best Tony Montana imitation. “Shit-faced.”

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

      Sea Wolf just found a cigarette butte on the ground. He’s smoking it and feels good. Now he’s going to wash it down with two dollar beer in a bar near the barrio. Life is great. The sky is the limit. He hates it when the sunset turns orange though. He feels then that his Enemy is too great for him.

      • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

        Teachers strike in LA, 31,000 teachers out,

        District is 75% Hispanic, 10% white.

        Lefties against lefties. I’ve seen a few columns trying to blame President Trump for the impasse, only problem is, there isn’t a Republican within 500 miles of LA.

        Brh

    • Nightowl January 14, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

      Pelosi has most-impressive walls around her homes.

      • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 1:02 am #

        And I’ll bet Pelosi, the daughter of a corrupt mafia politician, has some guns in case anyone gets over those walls. Now don’t you wish you were rich and powerful so you had rights, too.

    • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

      Actually no, a blue sky is coming in the form of Nio.

      • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:28 am #

        That break you took didn’t clean you up. I have to admit, I was hopeful. This must be your new investment. Working with the Chinese are you?!

  45. Pucker January 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm #

    The British Slave Trade was driving the dramatically increasing productivity of the French colonies in the West Indies, particularly San Domingo (Haiti), thus, enabling the French to capture the European sugar market. The British then banned the Slave Trade in order to undercut French productivity and to give a competitive advantage to the nascent British sugar industry in India. “Free Labour” in India only cost a penny a day.

    “The Black Jacobins”, CLR James

  46. Elrond Hubbard January 14, 2019 at 5:43 pm #

    Canadian air traffic controllers send pizzas to U.S. counterparts working without pay
    Air traffic controllers in the U.S. must stay on the job under partial government shutdown

    cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/air-traffic-controller-pizza-1.4976548

    Air traffic controllers from Atlantic Canada directed a fleet of special arrivals into the New York Air Traffic Control Centre on Friday night, as a gesture of solidarity and respect.

    And each was covered in a layer of gooey melted cheese.

    The Canadian Air Traffic Control Association units in Gander, N.L., and Moncton, N.B., ordered pizzas for all of their colleagues at the control centre on Long Island, who have been working without pay since the partial U.S. government shutdown began on Dec. 22.

    U.S. President Donald Trump wants $5.7 billion US to build a border wall with Mexico, and says he won’t put through a bill to cover the cost of operating parts of the government until he gets it. The Democrats have put forward a funding bill, but don’t support the wall.

    “It’s been so overwhelmingly negative and it’s nice to see that there’s solidarity out there. There’s people out there who are just saying, ‘Hey, I work with you as a friend or a colleague and here’s a nice gesture of friendship, that we care,'” said David Lombardo, a former air traffic controller who lives in Long Island and runs a social media site for people in the industry.

    Cheers, mates! Delivering melted cheese on bread, doing our parts to keep America constipated. 🙂

  47. tucsonspur January 14, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

    I wouldn’t expect to find this in the NYT. Here’s something you can believe about Russian collusion:

    “In a secret letter written to Soviet General Sec. Yuri Andropov, Kennedy said he was eager to “counter the militaristic policies” of Reagan and “undermine his prospects for re-election in 1984.” His plan had everything. Fake news, a pliant opposition media, and a cutout to keep him from direct contact with the KGB”.

    See more here:

    dailysignal.com/2016/12/14/ted-kennedy-made-secret-overtures-to-russia-to-prevent-ronald-reagans-re-…

    Kudos to Mark Levin for going into all of this and having Kengor on his show.

    • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 7:20 pm #

      Not too worry, on the unlikely chance Dems vote to impeach, there is absolutely no way 20 Republicans in the US Senate will vote to remove President Trump from office. Perhaps they’ll need more than 20 as Joe Manchin will most likely side with Republicans. I can envision a situation where the House is voting to impeach the president; at the same time the Senate is voting to confirm a new supreme court judge. That’ll be sweet.

      Brh

      • deetrump January 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

        You need to revisit the 99 to 0 vote against Trump after the Helsinki puppet performance. Republicans are firm against Trump when it comes to proven treasonous behavior.

        You are right. There won’t be 20 Republicans voting to convict Trump… there will be 50… just like after the public treason Trump exhibited in Helsinki, wit Trump groveling before Putin and apologizing for America. 99 to 0.

        • BackRowHeckler January 14, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

          Never happen

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:11 am #

          LOL, yes and if you chant it repetitvely until there is nothing left in you…….it still isn’t true.

          • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 12:54 am #

            The utter delusional malignancy of these Trump haters is staggering. They seem to have no lives beyond fantasizing about his destruction. As if Trump’s departure would bring meaning or salvation to their depressing, failed existence. It really has become a mental health issue with them.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:24 am #

            Yes, a deeply troubling mass psychosis which has yet to truly be addressed. I wonder if they will long for Trump once he is out of office since he has given them a reason to be?

  48. Canada is not a Latin American country, having only about a half million Spanish speakers. The United States has 41 million NATIVE Spanish speakers.

    Soon the TREND will match and likely exceed the 49 million ENTIRE POPULATION of Spain itself.

    We are perhaps reaching the historical phase where Spain’s legacy in the New World begins to eclipse the British and French’s earlier bids for dominance.

    My prediction:

    The United States is led, by 2024, a Puerto Rican. Either Ocasio-Cortez and/or Lin-Manuel Miranda.

    AMERICA WILL BECOME THE HISPANIC PANIC LATIN VERSION OF AMERICA: LA RECONQUISTA ARRIBA ARRIBA ANDELE

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 12:05 am #

      Your fantasy will be fulfilled. Carlos stop playing games! I am sure you have a billion other things you could be doing right now.

    • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 8:58 am #

      But them Latins are your fellow Vatican Catholics, QShit. After one motorcycle trip to Ontario, youz now want to run away to “Canada”? Interesting that “Canada” pays the private Catholic Education Board and for the Catholic Education System that is now full of China people and Pilipinos.. though to be fair some legacy white pederasts remain:

      torontosun.com/news/local-news/six-students-charged-in-st-michaels-probe

      Hunting the Golem, and the Golem is you.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

        Rabbi Loew told his Golem, Serve the Jews. Now he has an entire chain of theaters to do so.

        • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

          A Jewish alchemist? I’m assuming a successful one.

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem

          Funny how it all always circles back to the Vatican:

          “The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late 16th century rabbi of Prague, also known as the Maharal, who reportedly “created a [g]olem out of clay from the banks of the Vltava River and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations to defend the Prague ghetto from anti-Semitic attacks” and pogroms.[16][17] Depending on the version of the legend, the Jews in Prague were to be either expelled or killed under the rule of Rudolf II, the Holy Roman Emperor.”

          • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 4:57 pm #

            The point of the story is that the Golem was a killer without a soul or moral judgment; he went out of control and Rabbi Loew had to “deactivate him”

            The Golem became the archetype for “Frankenstein” and every story about a robot run amok. I find it interesting that he was activated and deactivated by the word EMET (Truth) written on a piece of paper and stuck into his head (the 16th century’s approximation of an AI software program).

          • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

            akmofo,

            If you find a pit in your slice of cherry pie – it all circles back to the Vatican.
            If you have a hemorrhoid that bursts – it all circles back to the Vatican.
            If your horse loses at the track – it all circles back to the Vatican.

            I don’t like the Vatican either, but there are plenty of evil players in this little matrix we call reality – and the Vatican is not the top rung, just another layer of misdirection and delusion hiding the center of the web.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

            No, hmuller, the point of the story is that it is all made up — FAKE NEWS!

            Brought to us by the same Vatican and its agents who gave us the New Covenant and Isus Cristos Genocidal Wars and Genocidal Crusades the Rabinate the Talmud the Kabbalah Communism Socialism Nazism Fascism Jihadism Stasi-ism Secret Societies Spies and Spying everywhere and all the other long long history of Roman PSYOP war nonsense.

            So yeah, it all circles back to the Vatican.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 11:23 pm #

            New/old Passenger
            youtu.be/EG05-Y_C4EU

      • Q. Shtik January 16, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

        But them Latins are your fellow Vatican Catholics, QShit. After one motorcycle trip to Ontario, youz now want to run away to “Canada”? – akmofo

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

        Are you speaking to me or that other guy who recently usurped part of my screen name (i.e. Q.)? He used to go by the name John Galt. If it is me, I am not understanding your point at all and would like further explanation.

  49. Canada lets in 1 refugee and is a hero, while the United States lets in 29,022 refugees a year and is widely perceived to be incompetent.

    In the US, the loudest voices clamor to “save” believers, while Canada scoops up an atheist.

    Canada has a rigorous citizenship application process, while the United States’ admission system is a boondoggle.

    Canada’s system recruits a highly diverse and concentrated selection of applicants. The United States’ idea of diversity is admitting one Indian for every other country of origin, and one extra Mexican (and don’t mention him.)

    • SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:58 pm #

      How about no more immigration period. I like that much better. If you run on that platform I will vote for you.

      • Elrond Hubbard January 15, 2019 at 12:17 pm #

        SoftStarLight, are you entitled to vote in Canadian elections? If so, you might want to brace yourself:

        Canada wants to welcome more than 1 million new immigrants in the next three years

        cnn.com/2019/01/10/world/canada-immigration-trnd/index.html

        “Remember when you said you wanted to move to Canada? Now is a good time to start packing your bags.

        “The Canadian Parliament has announced plans to add more than one million new permanent residents in the next three years. That’s nearly one percent of the country’s population each year.

        “Canada welcomed more than 286,000 permanent residents in 2017 and projects that number could reach 350,000 this year.

        “And 360,000 in 2020.

        “And 370,000 in 2021.

        “That’s a lot of immigrants, eh?”

        Eh? It’s important not to confuse branding with reality in exercises like this. When our Liberal party put forward Justin Trudeau as a candidate for prime minister, that was a very effective piece of branding. So is our widely-touted willingness to accept a certain number of refugees. But what this is really about is business: Canada needs people to “address skill shortages and gaps in the labour market” (Link). As a result, there may be enough young and skilled workers to keep our economy rolling in the years ahead, supplying the services that our aging population is going to need.

        In my view, America does indeed need an update to its immigration system, and would benefit greatly from a skills-based process such as Canada has. In fact, efforts were made to pass just such an update in recent years. Those efforts were stymied, largely by the lunatic howling from far-right fever swamps, stoked by cynical propagandists and fear-mongers. America’s far right has been addled unto insanity with racial prejudice against Hispanics, and fear of Muslim boogeymen planting IEDs under every teddy bear and bottle cap.

        • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

          And what about the countless millions who don’t care about our immigration policies or laws? Who demand entry and won’t take no for an answer? Will you admit we need a militarized Southern Border? And of course, the WALL as part of that?

          • Elrond Hubbard January 15, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

            Yeah.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 11:27 pm #

            Great distraction but I still feel like you are making light of our concerns. I found it to intellectually

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 11:28 pm #

            …to be intellectually insulting…

            I won’t hold it against you though.

          • Elrond Hubbard January 16, 2019 at 10:58 am #

            SSL, Janos regularly earns more intellectual insult than I can dish out. He is not a serious interlocutor. It’s hard to have a real conversation with someone who insists on confabulating motives on my part, and who persists in putting words in my mouth to tee up denunciations that are actually motivated by his immovable bigotry.

            I’ll address your concerns seriously, SoftStarLight. To begin with, I have to own that I fundamentally disagree with the worldview that separates human beings into kinds, by ethnicity and other markers. I disagree with this world view for two reasons. First, because it is ascientific. The genetic variations among human populations are pretty much all superficial. Rigorous and impartial inquiry has confirmed this. Actual science in the 21st century recognizes nothing corresponding to the folk notion of a race — it’s in the same category as phlogiston and the luminiferous aether. Second, this world view is harmful in practice because it underwrites prejudice, and the all-too-widespread will to deny people their full humanity.

            Having said that, in the real world, humanity is divided up into countries, and countries have borders. Whether those borders are necessary, or could be dispensed with in some alternate reality, is something I take no position on. However, I don’t know of any responsible person who advocates abolition of the borders that exist, and if such a person exists I disagree with them. (The idea that I support open borders is just one of Janos’ many confabulations.) Simply opening up all borders anywhere, or even specific ones such as the U.S.’s southern border, would cause many harms. What exactly those harms would consist of is something we can discuss, but that’s the fact of the matter as I see it, and I don’t see any benefits outweighing those harms on any reasonable time scale.

            In short, I think there’s a strong case to be made for the U.S. to reform how it governs its border, and how it deals with immigration. However, the current terms of that debate are ones that I can’t abide — because, as I have already said a couple of times, the most xenophobic and poisonous elements of the far right have poisoned the terms of debate and will have nothing but their own way. What’s more, specific tactics the Trump government has adopted, notably separating children from parents, are despicable under any decent moral calculus.

            If you still feel I haven’t addressed your legitimate concerns, SSL, please let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

          • SoftStarLight January 17, 2019 at 1:13 am #

            Thank you Elrond, I am glad to know then that we both can agree that borders are important. Maybe we could find further agreement since we made it that far! I am glad you clarified that you don’t believe that the borders should be opened up. I will say that the feelings of the current citizens should be taken into account. Rapid changes cause alarm often times. But those things could be discussed further like you said.

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

          I think you shouldn’t brush aside concerns by saying that they are related to insanity filled with racial prejudice. There is nothing wrong in wanting to maintain the racial composition of a country. I am not entitled to speak for Canada. I am like the furthest from you guys lol being down here in the Deep South. BUT I saw immigration and just jumped in. It is ashamed that Canada is taking in so many newcomers just like it is shameful for the US to do so. Companies make plenty of profit. I am unconcerned about what they need. I am concerned about what the people need. The people, as it is, are being replaced intentionally by the newcomers. The new serfs and slave labor for the Elite. There are Americans, and Canadians who can learn the skills needed to keep things going. But that doesn’t pull in profit for the greedy corporations so it isn’t policy. They don’t want to pay fair wages and they don’t care about the communities they suck blood from.

          • Elrond Hubbard January 15, 2019 at 10:41 pm #

            I didn’t brush aside any concerns; I made practical proposals about a practical issue, while also pointing out how the most bigoted rejectionists always seem to have the whip hand.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm #

            Well I do appreciate that but I didn’t see anything practical. Canada, as we have historically known it is committing cultural suicide so that private corporations may be enriched with cheap, imported labor. And it allows good thinkers to feel amazing. Like they are literally solving the world’s problems. Meanwhile, collapse approaches. Once that occurs and resources are thin there will be much regret over opening the floodgates. But it will be too late. It’s already too late now. But hey, you got to feel like you are enlightened. And you’re way above those low-life bigoted rejectionists!

            I understand wanting to help as many people as one possibly can. There are limits to everything. We live in an age that has almost nullified limits but that is all about to change.

  50. All kidding aside, when you think about it, if you include fencing among other kinds of permanent and impermanent barriers, America’s strategy seems bizarre.

    Leave the outer perimeter unguarded and put barriers around everything else.

    Makes no sense whatsoever.

    • Elrond Hubbard January 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

      Maybe the rest of us should just go with the Wonko the Sane strategy: Surround the USA with pasteboard walls having vinyl siding on the outside, bookshelves and knickknacks on the inside, and play soothing music for the inmates.

      • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

        Will you be the counselor :-)?

      • malthuss January 17, 2019 at 11:09 am #

        To begin with, I have to own that I fundamentally disagree with the worldview that separates human beings into kinds,

        –You seem as divisive as the next poster, eh?

  51. deetrump January 14, 2019 at 8:12 pm #

    “Pelosi has most-impressive walls around her homes.“ —nightowl

    Nancy Pelosi paid for her private property. She paid for her walls from her pocket.

    Trump told me repeatedly that Mexico would pay for his Wall, a big beautiful hardened concrete 20 foot high wall. Trump was ver specific. That was a lie. Another Trump lie. Mexico refused. That killed the wall.

    There will be no wall paid for with my taxes.

    • akmofo January 14, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

      Nancy Pelosi has been in Congress for 28 years with an annual salary of $190,000. How is it that her net worth is nearly $200,000,000? Where do you think she got $190,000 a year from, or the $200 million from? There’s NOTHING that she has that’s her private property!

      • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 10:25 pm #

        Isn’t that a crock. All the a holes in Congress deserve nothing for their work. Because they don’t.

        By itself, Congress is the biggest ripoff in the history of mankind.

        No wonder it’s approval rating is single digit.

        Trump should be making millions, just for putting up with all the jerks in the Deep State.

        Question

        Why can’t he sue for defamation all the baloney media slander he is subjected to. Condemn on page one, recant on page 42. The NYT and WAPO credo. It sure would square away the press if they actually ever had to prove something. Anonymous source just doesn’t get it. MSNBC and CNN are atrocious, sometimes watching them is a comedy with the things they just pull out of the air.

        Woodward and Bernstein had to get three sources for all their allegations of which Deep Throat was one. Today’s press is a mockery.

        • SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:56 pm #

          Can we abolish Congress :-)? Seriously, aren’t there many of them that are derelict in their duties?

        • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 8:42 am #

          NYT? WAPO? MSNBC? CNN? I don’t know these! And neither should you or anyone else!

        • Nightowl January 15, 2019 at 11:17 am #

          Once you understand that the tactics, it makes more sense.

          1. Put the lie or mischaracterization out.

          2. Source the lie to an anon source, so as to ensure it cannot be traced and that you have no legal culpability for anything that may happen later.

          3. If the lie is later disproven, issue a retraction in 4 pt. font buried under a wall of text.

          4. By now the lie or mischaracterization has spread like wildfire, due to its salaciousness and coordinated rehashing by other corporate media outlets, while the retraction receives almost no coverage.

          5. Profit.

          Problem the MSM now faces is that we have a president who has chosen to bypass the MSM filter, and can broadcast directly to his audience.

          Ofc, the beast is acting to ensure this never happens again. Check out the latest neocon/lib creation — “News Guard.” I see its been rolled out to Firefox already.

      • ffkling January 15, 2019 at 6:17 am #

        Republi-con apologist, do you have proof/evidence from an independent source that substantiates your claim that Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of $200 million?

      • City_of_76 January 15, 2019 at 11:11 am #

        @admofo: Poking around the internet suggests that you overstate Pelosi’s net worth by nearly a factor of 10. So there’s no 200 million bucks to account for.

        moneyinc.com/nancy-pelosi-net-worth/

        • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 11:55 am #

          A list of her assets is given in the above opensecrets.org link provided. Even overstated, no gov mafia worker should be a multimillionaire. When criminals start projecting their nonsense it’s way past due for them.

    • JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 10:15 pm #

      Ownership is not the question here.

      Nanc’s comment is that walls are immoral. Why is she keeping all those nice immigrants away from her place? Hypocrisy runs deep.

      Good fences make good neighbors. An adage as old as humanity.

    • Nightowl January 15, 2019 at 4:16 am #

      Nancy claimed recently that walls are an “immorality.” Yet her multiple properties are enclosed in walls for security.

      “Walls for me but not for thee.”

  52. Pucker January 14, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    The slaves in Haiti would poison their Masters sons so that the Plantation was eventually inherited by the remaining son so that the Plantation was not broken up and the slaves sold.

    Female slaves would poison female competitors (Slave and non-Slave) for the Masters affection. White Masters tended to prefer fair skin young female Mulattoes to white skanks imported from France.

    “The Black Jacobins”, CLR James

    • seawolf77 January 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm #

      Is the Gimp living in your basement?

    • malthuss January 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm #

      I read a tale that is not the same but similar.
      It was in a book of ‘past life memories.’

    • Janos Skorenzy January 14, 2019 at 9:02 pm #

      This was portrayed in the movie “The Vampire Lestat”. Lestat prefered mulattresses.

      • malthuss January 15, 2019 at 10:51 am #

        Past Lives From a Jungian Perspective, is maybe its title.

    • SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:53 pm #

      I wish the slaves were never brought here. I am certain they did too. Imagine how different everything would be if it had never been.

      • hmuller January 15, 2019 at 12:39 am #

        We would be a more peaceful, law abiding nation. But we wouldn’t know how to shake our asses while dancing. You win a little, you lose a little.

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:05 am #

          LOL, now that is good. You are so witty :-)!

  53. FincaInTheMountains January 14, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

    Political History of Art, the Circumcision Of The Lord And The World War Of The Roses

    The main problem of modern America (as well as Russia) is the inability of the people to distinguish the right from the left, the symbol from the allegory, and allegory from the allusion.

    In China, literacy consists of three levels: the ability to read, the ability to write, and the ability to understand what is written, and the above-mentioned concepts are the basis of the third stage of literacy training and without them people lose the ability to reproduce their own cultural code, without which neither the Army nor the State can reproduce themselves upon the change of generations.

    That is what happened in 1917 and even now, after the terrible Schism of Orthodoxy, provoked by Jack Po[t]roshenko, and the devastation of Russian Athos, no one wants to remember that Russian hierarchs headed by the founder of Patriarchate of Karlovci, Metropolitan Antony (Khrapovitsky), began to empty it, but everyone readily remembers that between the February and October revolutions, after the abolition of the obligatory communion in the Russian army, no more than 10% of the soldiers came to voluntary communion.

    Moreover, even now this striking religious reality of the Russian Empire is considered a consequence of the February revolution, and not its cause, despite the absurdity of this point of view.

    Well, who can distinguish the “right” from the “left” in European politics if Europe refused to recognize in its constitution the historical significance of Christianity and no one knows what it means to sit at the right hand of the Lord, and what it means to sit at the left.

    Moreover, the ability to distinguish the right from the left, the symbol from the allegory, and allegory from the allusion is a natural property of man and for this is not necessary to know these words, but the fact of the matter is that in Christian Europe, including the Imperial Russia, symbolic thinking was reinforced in the Law of God classrooms in church parish schools, and when they were no more so the ability to understand what was written was gone, and it can only be restored with a conscious effort, namely calling the enemy by name.

    Well, God be with Europe, and in the USSR this loss was compensated to some extent by Russian literature, which was somehow based on the agenda set by Orthodox Christianity, even when it was denied by the author.

    But then ideological war came to Russia and very qualified people outside Russia, knowing full well what they were doing gave the command to their agents to hit Orthodoxy and culture at the seams, just as during the Great Patriotic War, Hitler’s mobile groups hit Red Army units at the seams. And a certain part of the church, as well as a hundred years ago, declared a Crusade against the intelligentsia, forgetting that after 70 years of Soviet rule they would preach Christ to people who have problems with symbolic thinking, or even with symbolic thinking, which is based on Russian literature taught by the very intelligentsia. As a result, it was once again proven that in Orthodox Russia the expression “Crusade” is a dirty word worse than many.

    And now Dima Siebertrud opens the Overtone Window overlooking the Great Patriotic War, and my work, in which I showed that Russian liberalism was imported to Russia from Germany, where it was created by the same group of Berlin Hegelians led by von Savigny, who actually created the foundations of Prussian militarism, laying the foundations of Hitlerism in it, remains unknown to anyone, except for rather narrow circle.

    I discovered the historical kinship of Russian liberalism and German Nazism by studying Gothic architecture, and, as far as I know, no one else writes on this subject, and I’m already afraid to write that Rose in the Abbey of Saint-Denis says that the above-mentioned performance by Dmitry Bykov is an informational support of the Ukrainian Schism and Constantinople’s Tomos granting autocephaly.

    And this Rose says that the improper signing of this Tomos was associated with the appeal of President Trump to the American people, and the fact that it still got signed was the result of an article in the New York Times that Trump is a Russian spy.

    And the stained glass windows of the York Cathedral suggest that the purpose of the Abe talks with Russian FM Lavrov are not the Kuril Islands, but the disruption of the upcoming confirmation hearings of William Barr for the post of US Attorney General.

    And all this is based on the fact that the Orthodox citizens of Russia, 27 years after the collapse of the USSR, do not know that the Christian era does not begin from the Nativity of Christ, but from the Circumcision of the Lord, because it was this circumcision that fulfilled the Old Testament and the whole Universe, or rather, the entire Creation passed to another day, which is what the architecture of ancient and medieval Baptistery says.

  54. deetrump January 14, 2019 at 9:01 pm #

    Trump says he is NEVER EVER backing down. The shutdown couls last two years. In two weeks EBT SNAP FOOD STAMPS stop.

    According to CFN dystopian know-it-alls in only three days of no food there will be riots. That claim is now about to be put to the test. I call bullshit on doomster claims.

    • Well the food bank networks, augmented by the Catholics, will surely fill the breach. They do in my town. The bank is packed to the rafters.

      • SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:38 pm #

        What happens when demand outstrips supply?

        • The US is a net food exporter. A huge net exporter.

          We subsidize so much overproduction we have hundreds of thousands of pounds of American cheese under refrigeration to keep the market from collapsing.

          In fact, the national motto should be, “The Land of the free, the home of the brave… and the subsidized mega-farm.”

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:03 am #

            So in other words, when the SHTF we will have plenty of cheese to keep us from starving lol! You know Carlos, you sure do know a whole lot. Do you really read the paper from front to back each day?

    • SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

      Dystopian know-it-alls? Who made that claim? I don’t recall seeing it.

    • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

      ” CFN dystopian know-it-alls in only three days of no food there will be riots”

      DT,
      The Dystopians are wrong, I agree. The riots will begin 12 hours after the EBT’s are threatened…Think Baltimore….

  55. JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 10:27 pm #

    DT

    Too bad he cannot sue you for slander. I sure would with all the BS you spout with nothing to back it up.

  56. JohnAZ January 14, 2019 at 10:42 pm #

    Boy, the Mueller investigation better come up with something pretty darn quick

    If not

    There are not enough chickens in S. Carolina to supply the eggs for all the faces on this blog.

    • SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:11 pm #

      I know! Aren’t you tired of it?

    • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 9:42 am #

      And the sky doesn’t have enough crows for the Trumptards to eat.

      • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:50 am #

        You always want to have that last word :-). It is a very adorable and familiar trait. BUT, if those words were not so nasty all of the time I would feel more accepting of it. Otherwise I always want to keep talking and say the last thing so that it has a pretty ending.

  57. SoftStarLight January 14, 2019 at 11:10 pm #

    I dunno about you, but I am getting kinda bored with the whole Mueller thing and the whole shutdown thing. I never get to have a shutdown lol. And these congressional people are getting paid and going to the beach and everything! What the hell? They are all a whole lot of words and a whole lot of nothing. I am so ready for something different.

  58. These numbers just aren’t good enough.

    cato.org/blog/trump-administration-continues-expand-interior-immigration-enforcement

    We’ve got to get tough on cholos running around with “Murder” tattooed on their foreheads.

  59. I haven’t heard of this- which section of the New York Times was it reported in?

  60. tucsonspur January 15, 2019 at 5:37 am #

    Interesting articles just about always in the NYT, front to back.
    On the front page is an article about China’s investments in Africa, with a picture of a hydro station being built by a Chinese company on the Nile in Uganda. Pence refers to China’s “debt-trap diplomacy”. Chinese loans creating a building boom across Africa.

    We move on to safe houses for Nicaraguans in Costa Rica.

    Stranded seals overrunning Roddickton-Bide Arm in Newfoundland.

    Then to the high school bookkeeper in Indonesia who was fired and then jailed for recording and reporting the principal’s obscene calls and advances. God, what would have happened to Stormy?

    And now we move to India, where a sixteen year old girl who went to see her boyfriend had an arm and her head chopped off by her father for her intolerable defiance. Rituparna Chatterjee, a journalist, said that “The MeToo movement has not reached the heartland”. Ya think?

    Here in the good ol’ US of A, Los Angeles street vendors are now legal. One vendor, Ms. Vasquez, says that “Our city is Latino and we bring our cultures with us from other countries”. Yep, our city is Latino. Hey meester, you want green peppers on your taco?

    The last snail of his kind, affectionately called George in spite of being hermaphroditic, died in Hawaii. He was a “thumbnail size whorl of dark brown and tan. He looked like a swirled scoop of mocha fudge”. Escargot for dessert, anyone?

    Now we’re on to NYC, city of my birth, city of superlatives(ha, ha), where I discovered that the architectural gem, the Chrysler Building, is up for sale, currently owned by an Abu Dhabi wealth fund and Tishman Speyer. Say what you will, but this building is priceless.

    The last article in the main section was on Mr. Eng’s Black Label Donuts in Bayside, Queens. Donuts with flavors from Japan, SE Asia and France. Stuff like matcha crème brulee donuts, miso pecan sticky buns, and brioche donuts with a kalamansi lime and buttermilk glaze.

    Sadly, I saw no classic donuts with holes, although someone put a hole in Mr. Eng’s face. He was shot by an armed robber, survived, and went back to his multi cultural donuts in this most multi cultural of cities. Do deplorables go to Dunkin’?

    • BackRowHeckler January 15, 2019 at 8:18 am #

      Wait a minute H.

      Are you saying Mr. Eng, NYC multicultural donut maker, got shot?

      Brh

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 8:59 am #

      Is that really you tucsonspur or did Lil’ Debbie hijack your account? Or did I walk into a parallel universe?

      • tucsonspur January 15, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

        Right Brh, shot in the melting pot, surprise surprise.
        I’d like to start a really scrumptious alt right donut salon, where only the donuts are multi colored, but I’m not much of an entrepreneur.

        Yes SSL, it’s me. Sometimes I appear disguised, it’s true, but at bottom I’m all old fashioned red, white, and blue.

        The naysayers notwithstanding, the NYT offers a lot of information. Only nitwits can’t screen the bias.

        On the front page of the business section of that same paper is a large photo of a rugged looking woman standing on an old, rusty pick up, working the fence wire. “As men leave animal agriculture for less gritty work, more ranches are being led by women–with new ideas about technology, ecology and the land.”

        Less gritty? What’s happened to men? What about families and why can’t it be more like this, “workin’ on a John Deere tractor”?

        youtube.com/watch?v=WxEer9zppv8

        Also on that page is an article about “start ups telling venture capitalists to get lost”, and “secrets sprinkled in those oh-so-dull earnings reports”. Many rich veins of valuable information, easy to mine and easy to separate.

        • SoftStarLight January 16, 2019 at 1:05 am #

          I love that song :-)! I’m not sure what’s wrong with men or women these days. I think modern society is toxic for love and family. An end to the PC reign of terror would probably make the situation better? Well maybe I will reconsider being so rough on the NYT. I mean if you read it, it must be ok.

          • tucsonspur January 16, 2019 at 5:13 pm #

            Thanks, SSL. I agree, caring, loving families are the building blocks of a nation, and we are also far from our nation being a family because of immigration, PC, and diversity.

            It really is simple. You don’t have to subscribe to the paper’s ideology while reading its many informative articles.

  61. FincaInTheMountains January 15, 2019 at 6:25 am #

    Top Most Amazing Sculptures In The World

    youtube.com/watch?v=xaf-7rPiorc

  62. BackRowHeckler January 15, 2019 at 7:53 am #

    You know what’s really funny? In LA, all the top pols — the governor, the mayor — are coming out in support of the strikers, when, in reality, the stupid, phony sonsabitches are the people the teachers are striking against!

    Brh

    • Ricechex January 17, 2019 at 12:22 am #

      I was astounded when I heard NPR bashing the teachers for striking. Accusing them of not caring for kids, etc. Seemed like a polar opposite of their usual BS. I had to think about it for awhile. And then I realized it……it was simply another swing left for socialism. The message is to all of us—the work you do does not matter, and you have no value.

      Seems like the teachers will go the way of the police force. No one will want to be teachers and they will have a hard time keeping experienced teachers. Not that it matters. Students graduate from CA High Schools that cannot compose a proper sentence.

  63. seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    Make government boring again.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:00 am #

      Of course you would. Exactly at the time I am looking for fun and excitement!!!

      • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 10:01 am #

        MGBA!

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 10:10 am #

          If you get worked up into a frenzy chanting that I will like it ;-).

  64. Ishabaka January 15, 2019 at 8:59 am #

    From J. Edgar Hoover’s secret files, to COINTELPRO, to the assassination of Vicki Weaver, to the Steele Dossier shenanigan, the FBI has proven itself to be a racketeering influenced and corrupt organization. It’s time to shut it down and start anew.

  65. SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:01 am #

    It is amazing how racist janet is isn’t it.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:21 am #

      Wow deetrump’s comment got removed too!

  66. SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:16 am #

    Wow, you know what?! Your right. I do prayers and incantations every day. For the President, for our people, and for the one who is yet to come. It does truly feel like a desperate time but we will come out of the wilderness too. We are here though because for some reason we earned this lot for now. But as long as their is life there is hope.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:20 am #

      JANOS this comment was in response to you regarding using my magic powers for Our good. For some reason your comment got removed in the middle of my response so now my response is down here 😛

      • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 9:46 am #

        You’re not your lol, I mess that up a lot.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

        Yeah, what’s up with that? What is so offensive about praying for Trump and our People?

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

          I don’t know at all! I thought it was very important actually. But I got your message before they took it away from me ;-).

  67. deetrump January 15, 2019 at 10:06 am #

    “Wow deetrump’s comment got removed too!” —SSL

    LOL. Meaningful dialogue is not possible on CFN due to inept management.

    First they laugh at you. Then they threaten you. Then they censor you. Then they remove your posts leaving conversations orphaned.

    I take it as a sign of victory because my posts are reasoned, with data, and supported by rational argument. When counterargument is not.within the capability of the censor, due to bias and a paucity of cogent ideas, he nukes posts, an admission of defeat.

  68. seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    The President of the United States denies he is a Russian agent on the White House lawn this morning. A wonderful place Trumptards have brought us to. Lest we forget, the prescient Hillary Clinton called it.
    youtube.com/watch?v=VVrDjJixbSc

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 10:09 am #

      Yawn and eye rolls. Hillary is a Russian agent. Remember her reset button lol?

      • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 10:12 am #

        “No puppet. No puppet. You’re the puppet. You’re the puppet.” Trump sneers, dangling from little white strings.

      • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

        This entire country was a dupe for Russia prior to 2016. The elites of both sides were dealing with Russia, as was our business sector. Exxon was cooking a big deal with them for development of Siberian oil sites. We were getting close to where I believe Bush 1 wanted, coexistence with a former foe, like Germany and Japan.

        Then Trump showed up that upset the Liberal apple cart. What to do. Let’s associate him with an old enemy that yes he was doing business with also. He must be a Russian agent, an enemy of the US. Let us alienate the country that we, both, have been cultivating for twenty years. To get Trump.

        The only thing stupider than what has happened are people that believe this Liberal balderdash.

        We, as Euro Americans, better be nice to Russia in the long term. We, and the Europeans, may need to use Russia as a last refuge from the Invasion.

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

          Yes, Janos also said we may have to cross the Bering Straight and migrate to Russia for sanctuary. It seems extreme, but there is some major hate for White people out there right now. And being anti-White is extremely fashionable. We know from history what that sort of behavior brings.

        • seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

          Tillerson as Secretary of State. What state? The state of oil? He was probably the least qualified SoS we’ve had in quite some time. That was done to get oil out of Russia. But the pesky sanctions. Putin thinks Trump would help him with that and HRC would most certainly would not. Collusion usually has a reason. That was a honker of a reason to help Trump get elected. Trillions of $’s. The senate, his senate, voted something like 98-2 to keep the sanctions in place. And we didn’t associate Trump with Russia and Putin. Trump did that. He did it repeatedly, often, and with some of the greatest facial expression I have ever seen. He reminded me of John Belushi. Him saying the Trump Tower meeting was about adoptions is admitting it was about repealing the Magnitsky Act, which has adoption restrictions in it, along with a long list of Russian oligarchs who cannot do business in the west. There is collusion everywhere you look. If you choose not to look, then of course you cannot see.

          • SoftStarLight January 16, 2019 at 1:19 am #

            We can explore these accusations. I am ok with that. But we can’t ignore the previous adminisrations’ collusion with Russia. May as well pull Deep State-gate up too for examination.

    • Nightowl January 15, 2019 at 10:56 am #

      She also claimed Jill Stein was a Russian agent.

      There is a nice set of emails over at Wikileaks where the Clinton team is discussing how to smear Trump and others as Russian agents.

      Foiled again. Too bad, so sad.

  69. SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 10:07 am #

    In one aspect the collapse will be a good thing in that it will prove that science and plain, dry logic couldn’t save the world. There always needs to be a smidge of magic and the unknown to make it balanced. But the modern world lacks magic and allows no unknowns (tries to). A sterile and cold world wouldn’t you say? I can’t wait until all of these people who say there is no such thing as an unseen world have to face that there is. The quiet that follows the collapse will allow people to see that there is a whole world out there that is being denied.

    • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 10:49 am #

      SSL

      A subject dear to my heart. All the experts, scientists, poly scis. social leaders etc have one thing in common. None of them ultimately knows what they are talking about.

      The reason DC is so ineffective today is because this fact is paramount. These supposed experts and their media mouthpieces just plain do not have a clue what to do about just about anything. That is why all we hear about is superfluous and does not mean much of anything.

      The worst thing that this country can do is give this group of thieves more power. That is unfortunately exactly what is happening. The very existence of the Deep State is a result of the incompetents defending their turf. We as clients are getting very little bang for our tax bucks.

      Ultimately, what is going to happen will be ordained by non-human powers. We do not understand enough about what really makes things tick to make some of the decisions today.

      Have faith in God’s picture for the future. We really do not have much of an option. And we will be a lot happier.

      Time to shift to the first turning.

      • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

        Yeah, I like that advice John. Thank you! You know how it is. Sometimes in life all there is, is God.

  70. FincaInTheMountains January 15, 2019 at 10:08 am #

    This is our Last and Decisive Battle!

    So today, in a couple of hours, confirmation hearings will begin in the Senate of the candidate for the post of Attorney General William Barr, and in another 4 hours in the UK will be a vote on Brexit, which will determine the future not only of Great Britain, but of the entire Western Europe.

    In the Senate, the Republicans have a majority and it may very well be that William Barr will become the US Attorney General at the same time as the end of the vote on the Theresa May’s Brexit plan.

    And as I repeatedly wrote, William Barr is the current incarnation of the Big Bargain concluded between Trump and the Bush Clan, the essence of which will inevitably come down to the question of the war between Russia and the USA, and his appointment as Attorney General will force Russia to decide whether she wants to be Katechon or prefers to cook as that frog in the infernal cauldron named Judas wird entdeckt.

    And Theresa May’s Brexit’s failure, which would turn Britain into a powerless and weak-willed member of the 4th Reich of Angela Merkel and Helmut Kohl, will inevitably be sentence not only to Tereza May’s Brexit, but also to herself and united Europe. And together they will transfer the War of Roses onto the Russian soil and a new triumph of the Anglo-Saxon world.

    And it is not a fact that the triumph of the Englishwoman would mean the defeat of Russia. Most likely for Putin’s Russia will not, despite the love of Putin for Germany.

    But a very plump northern animal will definitely come for Dmitry Medvedev’s entourage, first of all because Trump’s notorious Russian file is their doing.

    That is, everything that happened up to this point was a respite, and now we have to either win or die.

    Russian winter as always came unexpectedly!

    Arise ye workers from your slumbers
    Arise ye prisoners of want
    For reason in revolt now thunders
    And at last ends the age of cant.
    Away with all your superstitions
    Servile masses arise, arise
    We’ll change henceforth the old tradition
    And spurn the dust to win the prize.

    Refrain:
    So comrades, come rally
    And the last fight let us face
    The Internationale unites the human race.

    youtube.com/watch?v=t8EMx7Y16Vo

  71. JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 11:00 am #

    Watching William Barr’s hearing. Interesting!

    First impression is that he will move the judicial system to a more neutral position politically from the Left position it is now. He wants the Mueller investigation to continue but get down to business. He wants the law to be enforced apolitically and believes that no part of the DOJ is above the law ie if you are going to accuse the President of misdoings, look in the mirror. Phony F.B.I. investigations will not occur under this guy. The infection of the Left, hopefully, will be expunged and the government will become a two party institution again. No more Comeys, Brennan’s and Klappers. And no more Hoover’s either.

    The Left knows this. I think this will be contentious as they fight to keep their power. That is all they care about.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

      Imagine that! An objective approach rather than completely subjective. That seems so retro at this point.

  72. seawolf77 January 15, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    Could you imagine the absolute outrage & calls for impeachment if Obama had done any of the things Trump has done??? The blatant pathological lies, him siding with & defending Putin, allowing Russians in the Oval Office, all the closet people around him being either indicted or in jail, using the White House as a slush fund to line your own pockets, the list goes on & on let alone what the Mueller has uncovered. So for these talking heads & reporters to down play the significance of that is not only frustrating but wrong as well, show some backbone rather than sitting on the fence & pretending Trumps behaviour is normal & above board!?

    • FincaInTheMountains January 15, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

      The Russians, the Russians, the Russians!!

      youtube.com/watch?v=u8kIPiyhw4A&t=192

    • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

      I seem to remember Obama telling Medelev that Putin should wait until after the 2012 election when he will have more ability to favor Russian aims in the US. And oh yeah, HRCs reset button.

      People in glass house should not throw stones.

      Russian relations are bipartisan. Do not waste your time attacking anyone relative to Russia, they are all culpable.

      Find some real issues to attack Trump with, your Russia diatribe is boring.

  73. capt spaulding January 15, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    Just read some disturbing news about the Luquillo rain forest in Puerto Rico. A scientist named Brad Lister did a survey of the insect population 35 years ago. He returned last year, did another survey, and found a 98% decline in insects, also a reduction in the bird population. The Luquillo Rain Forest is a protected reserve, so the decline can’t be explained by the destruction of habitat, or use of pesticides. Coincidentally, a recent survey of Monarch Butterflies in California showed a decline of 87% in that population. Being a cynic, I think it’s all lies made up by the scientific community in pursuit of an as yet unknown agenda. Will somebody pass the kool aid please? Ha ha, just kidding.

    • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

      Climate change supporters, I think you are insinuating.

      Capt., the problem here is that all this data collection makes absolutely no difference. It will not change the majority of people’s opinions, and has made no difference politically except in nutty Leftist areas like California. Ah yes, California, who believes themselves off the hook because they do not have plastic straws. It especially will intellectually bounce off the New Americans jumping the border and now becoming politically powerful.

      France! The Yellow Jackets are a good example what will happen here if nutty Leftist restrictions or taxes are put on the population relative to CC. Californians threw out a gas tax themselves.

      Number one rule

      Do not mess with my car and my independence!

      Just like most everything else, there is no answer. So don’t worry, be happy.

      • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

        Oh yeah. To those researchers, if CC is changing things and bugs are changing migration patterns or locations, look for them somewhere else. Quit using tax dollars on useless work.

        • capt spaulding January 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

          I see the story as being analogous to the canary in the coal mine. Attention to details kept me alive in the service, and has served me well in civilian life as well. It’s just me, I’ve got no quarrel with anyone who thinks differently. I like pessimists, they’re the ones who bring the life preservers.

          • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

            The plans B, when the idiotic Plans A fail. Nothing is more destructive than unbridled optimism, a sure path to failure.

    • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

      Captain,
      I have heard it said that…”The only good bug is a dead bug”.

      • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

        Are you from Minnesota?

        • capt spaulding January 15, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

          If that was addressed to me, yes I am, how did you know? By the way, Minnesota was originally settled by Swedes desperately seeking to escape the searing heat of Wisconsin winters.

          • capt spaulding January 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

            Also, lutefisk capitol of the US, another reason to avoid the state entirely.

          • JohnAZ January 15, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

            Ha. No I was addressing Elysian field with his comment on bugs.

            However, I worked for Honeywell for a number of years and made many trips to Minneapolis. Your state is gorgeous.

            I do remember what your state bird is, however, hence my comment.

        • elysianfield January 15, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

          John,
          I reside upon the green fields of Elysium (Ore-Gun).

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

      Maybe it is because of Hurricane Maria. Hurricanes are very strange. Several years back before Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana the love bugs were really bad. Unusual for August – they typically swarm in September. But once the storm came in and went they were gone too!

    • Ricechex January 17, 2019 at 12:29 am #

      Capt…..I heard about the monarch butterflies as well. Very very sad. It is like the canary in the coal mine. If monarch butterflies can’t make it, how can humans?

  74. Gob smacking issue of the New York Times this morning, a full length front page article with the stats on Gimmigration.

    Interesting, no? Republican faves Cato Institute source.

    Families coming next. Whole families.

    The take away goes something like this: the wall won’t stop illegal drugs, because they are intercepted at border xings. And illegals, by volume, have less convictions for violent crimes.

    The nuance is only relevant for those who want to preserve the institution of immigration, or neutralize historical immigration expectations.

    For the hard core environmentalists like myself, it was always about total numbers, it was about total population: so the relevant statistics for me are simply the total population numbers.

    More immigrants equal more crime, more residents equal more crime. More people, more pollution. Population control is a coherent policy objective without respect

    The other interesting thing is the available data. They can only count the number of people caught crossing. Then, presumably you can use this as a means of approximation as to the total number getting in each year, but only a guess.

    Inside the issue, details: what is going on. The government is relying largely on nonprofit organizations. Jewish Family Service, Annunciation. I see a theme. Religion.

    But private sector is profiting too. The only organizations of a government nature are municipal, and they are paying out big time, for hotel rooms, bus tickets, health care, school.

    There doesn’t seem to be much vertical integration of immigration policy.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

      So could we come into agreement that we nix immigration altogether? For the love of the land and the environment please agree with me.

      • GreenAlba January 18, 2019 at 9:45 am #

        SSL

        If Americans love the land and the environment, perhaps while they’re limiting immigration, they could also cast their eyes around other white and almost-white civilisations that live well, have perfectly adequate standards of living, lower levels of equality (which are known to benefit those at the top as well as those further down), yet manage to do all this with immeasurably less waste, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. And try to learn from them. Well not immeasurably, I suppose, since they’ve all been measured 🙂 .

        If you don’t do that, then you’ll have to forgive us for not taking it terribly seriously that love of the land and the environment is a big part of your reason for wanting to limit immigration.

        I have every sympathy with your (as in your, plural) wish to keep immigration under control, but it’s hard to give credibility to the environmental argument for it (I do in the case of Snack Pack), while people insist on living in the most wasteful fashion imaginable.

        scientificamerican.com/article/american-consumption-habits/

  75. Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    Lo, There do I see my Father
    Lo, There do I see my Mother and
    My Brothers and my Sisters
    Lo, There do I see the line of my people back to the begining
    Lo, They do call to me
    They bid me take my place among them in the halls of Valhalla
    Where thine enemies have been vanquished
    Where the brave shall live Forever
    Nor shall we mourn but rejoice for those that have died the glorious death.

    Dated between 4 B.C. and 3 A.D.

    Norse prayer for Norse people. Others can use it for their own people. See? Am I not diverse? I am multicultural. But that means keeping the cultures separate. The Rainbow is only the Rainbow because the colors are distinct and not all smooshed together. After all, things are what they are because they’re not something else.

    • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

      So beautiful and so full of Truth. I love being told the Truth. We can all Be. But we have a place to Be. A people to Be. A person must love self in order to truly love others. It would also appear that a person must love their own people in order to love all people.

      • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

        Great extrapolation. You can think. Few can or are willing to do so about the things that really matter.

    • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

      The poem is fine, if you’re a morbid idiot, But it’s what you added to it that’s really the shitload. You want to be separate, then don’t come to other people’s land and try and colonize it. You can’t have both ways.

      You want to sit in Africa, then let Africans sit in your land.
      You want to sit in America, then let Americans sit in your land.
      You want to sit in South America, then let South Americans sit in your land.
      You want to sit in Asia, then let Asians sit in your land.
      You want to sit in India, then let Indians sit in your land.
      You want to sit in China, then let Chinese sit in your land.
      You want to sit in Australia, then let Australian sit in your land.
      And so on.

      This planet is not only for you, you hypocrite crybaby.

      • capt spaulding January 15, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

        I wonder if she loves hearing that truth? Just sayin’.

        • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

          I always love hearing the Truth Captain. Do count on it ;-). The Truth I heard in the rebuttal is….it’s ok for our people to sit in every country and seat of power in the world. However, you White people do not get the same privilege unless of course you give up all of your lands. That is the Truth he is telling. Remember, we pay billions in tribute to Israel every year. They have a wall. They have their needs met. They make sure WE pay for it. There is the Truth. Did you hear it?

      • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

        So why are you people all over the World? Especially in our Lands? Hypocrite. You should have taken Madagascar. That would have been enough room for all of you and without bothering the Muslims.

        • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

          Because you came to our land from thousand of miles away and across the sea, committed multiple genocides against us in our land, then forced us out by penalty of death, then colonized it, then renamed it “Palestina”. But of-course, you forgot all that.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

            Many peoples committed genocide in “your land”. The Assyrians cast most of you out and dispersed you across the earth. Where is the anti-Arab fervor? What about the Egyptians? I mean, if we are going to dig up thousands of years then yes let’s answer many questions. Why were so many millions of White people enslaved across the Middle East? Who answers for that?

          • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 2:48 pm #

            So now you took Palestine from the Arabs (with much help from us) and so the beat goes on. Now you want to take all the land up the Euphrates – with us doing the heavy lifting. Nothing doing. Do it yourselves – if you can!

            You have no moral superiority. None!

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 2:53 pm #

            The Assyrians the Hittites the Babylonians the Egyptians are no more. Replaced by Arabs.

            Islam doesn’t make a claim on Israel. Vatican/CIA/KGB sponsored Jihadists do. So the source of the problem is the Vatican.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

            Israel is not Arabia! The Arabs know and recognize that. And actually always did, until your Vatican/Nazi propaganda and you sponsoring them to mass murder us.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 3:01 pm #

            You must have never read a Quran. I have. According to it, Jerusalem belongs to the believers. Guess who the believers are NOT?

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

            There is no mention of Jerusalem in the Koran. What there is, is mention of Israel being the holy land of the people of Israel.

          • Walter B January 15, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

            Was not the original major rape of “your” lands at the hands of the Roman Empire akmofo? Did the Roman Empire not morph into the Holy Roman Empire and then became the Vatican akmofo? Why are THEY not the object of your hatred? Too tough for you? Picking on a weaker victim as a replacement? I say you mount an assault again Rome, they have very deep, golden pockets.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

            Walter, I’ve always directed my ire at the Vatican. I was never fooled by them hiding behind everyone else.

          • SoftStarLight January 15, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

            And that was not against you are your people akmofo. The Quran basically condemns anyone who isn’t a Muslim.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

            I keep hearing the same nonsense from the same propaganda sources. Deliberate Vatican propaganda nonsense. Like the constant Vatican media nonsense that claims that Jerusalem is the the 3rd holy place for Muslims, when it is not even mentioned in the Koran. Who spawns sponsors and propagates this nonsense? We know the answer. It’s the Vatican.

          • Walter B January 15, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

            I am pleased to see that we are in agreement akmofo for The Mother of Harlots that sits upon seven hills can be no other. The King of the North (the pope) and the King of the South (Bibi) have been conspiring together lately leading those who see wondering how close to the opening of the Pit we actually are. Keep a clear eye brother and take good care. We understand who the true enemy is, don’t we?

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 4:13 pm #

            We also know the answer as to why it is done. It is done to sow religious and nationalist enmity between Arabs and Jews/Israelis.

            It’s gotten so stupid that Arabs no longer even know that “Mecca” is really “becha” (cry) where Hagar cried and that their holy place is Petra or the biblical Kadesh Barnea (trans: Holy Well) the water well where Abraham left Ishmael and Hagar and where Moses and the Israelites stayed for almost 40 years before crossing the Jordan.

          • akmofo January 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm #

            Dan Gibson: Archeology and Islam

            The Well of ZamZam:
            youtu.be/Xa7Co7GupfA

        • Janos Skorenzy January 15, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

          Will Walt fight against the Vatican for the Jews and Muslims? Or will the Muslims ally with Whites to take down Israel? Perhaps we’ll have to convert first? Don’t know, but I do no that Akmo is turning things on their head as usual and Walt has a deep hatred for the Catholic Church – a former Catholic somehow burned. Can’t totally blame him, they’re very good at alienating their own people.

          A moments search found this. Pretty much mainstream Islam. Don’t blame me if it’s incredibly radical. That’s the way they are. These aren’t my views – at least not all of them.

          Conversion or Submission of Jews

          The principle that Muslims must not give the Jews security unless they convert to Islam or pay the jizya directly contradicts Hussaini’s assertion that they were to possess the land forever. A people that may never have security unless it converts or submits to the rule of others cannot have a land to rule by itself. The idea that “good Jews” are those who convert to Islam is deeply rooted in Islamic tradition. In the 1970s, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawi, currently the grand sheikh of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University and the leading authority for Sunni Muslims today, wrote a 700-page treatise, Jews in the Qur’an and the Traditions, in which he concluded:

          [The] Qur’an describes the Jews with their own particular degenerate characteristics, i.e. killing the prophets of Allah, corrupting His words by putting them in the wrong places, consuming the people’s wealth frivolously, refusing to distance themselves from the evil they do, and other ugly characteristics caused by their deep-rooted lasciviousness … only a minority of the Jews keep their word. … [A]ll Jews are not the same. The good ones become Muslims, the bad ones do not.[10]

          The Jews and Christians who do not believe in Muhammad as a prophet will find that “shame is pitched over them (like a tent) wherever they are found, except when under a covenant (of protection) from Allah and from men.”[11] This probably refers to the dhimma, the contract of protection under which Jews and Christians live as subject peoples under Islamic rule. However, even if one understands it to refer to the covenant that God made with the Jews to give them the Land of Israel, the Qur’an also says that they broke their contract:

          So for their breaking their compact we cursed them and made their hearts hard, they perverted words from their meanings; and they have forgotten a portion of that they were reminded of; and thou wilt never cease to light upon some act of treachery on their part, except a few of them. Yet pardon them, and forgive; surely God loves the good-doers.[12]

          Being thus accursed, the Jews are not the legitimate heirs of the promise made in Qur’an 5:21. The true heirs are those who have remained faithful to God (i.e., the Muslims), not those whom he has cursed (i.e., the Jews). Even this is not the full extent of Qur’anic anti-Semitism. The Muslim holy book contains many passages that form the foundation for hatred of Jews that exists independently of the actions of contemporary Jews or the State of Israel. The Qur’an portrays the Jews as the craftiest, most persistent, and most implacable enemies of the Muslims.

          The Qur’an is supplemented by the Hadith, purported records of the Prophet Muhammad’s actions and sayings. Some hadith predict that at the end of the world, in the words of Ibn Kathir, “the Jews will support the Dajjal (false messiah), and the Muslims, along with ‘Isa [Jesus], son of Mary, will kill the Jews.”[13] The idea that the end times will be marked by Muslims killing Jews comes from Muhammad himself, who said, according to a hadith, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say: ‘O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.'”[14]

          This hadith is a favorite motif among contemporary jihadists. On March 30, 2007, Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan said on Palestinian Authority television:

          The Hour [resurrection] will not take place until the Muslims fight the Jews and the Muslims kill them, and the rock and the tree will say: “Oh, Muslim, servant of God, there is a Jew behind me, kill him!

          Continuation of Qur’anic Anti-Semitism

          • Janos Skorenzy