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The trouble, of course, is that even after the Deep State (a.k.a. “The Swamp”) succeeds in quicksanding President Trump, America will be left with itself — adrift among the cypress stumps, drained of purpose, spirit, hope, credibility, and, worst of all, a collective grasp on reality, lost in the fog of collapse.

Here’s what you need to know about what’s going on and where we’re headed.

The United States is comprehensively bankrupt. The government is broke and the citizenry is trapped under inescapable debt burdens. We are never again going to generate the kinds and volumes of “growth” associated with techno-industrial expansion. That growth came out of energy flows, mainly fossil fuels, that paid for themselves and furnished a surplus for doing other useful things. It’s over. Shale oil, for instance, doesn’t pay for itself and the companies engaged in it will eventually run out of accounting hocus-pocus for pretending that it does, and they will go out of business.

The self-evident absence of growth means the end of borrowing money at all levels. When you can’t pay back old loans, it’s unlikely that you will be able to arrange new loans. The nation could pretend to be able to borrow more, since it can supposedly “create” money (loan it into existence, print it, add keystrokes to computer records), but eventually those tricks fail, too. Either the “non-performing” loans (loans not being paid off) cause money to disappear, or the authorities “create” so much new money from thin air (money not associated with real things of value like land, food, manufactured goods) that the “money” loses its mojo as a medium of exchange (for real things), as a store of value (over time), and as a reliable index of pricing — which is to say all the functions of money.

In other words, there are two ways of going broke in this situation: money can become scarce as it disappears so that few people have any; or everybody can have plenty of money that has no value and no credibility. I mention these monetary matters because the system of finance is the unifying link between all the systems we depend on for modern life, and none of them can run without it. So that’s where the real trouble is apt to start. That’s why I write about markets and banks on this blog.

The authorities in this nation, including government, business, and academia, routinely lie about our national financial operations for a couple of reasons. One is that they know the situation is hopeless but the consequences are so awful to contemplate that resorting to accounting fraud and pretense is preferable to facing reality. Secondarily, they do it to protect their jobs and reputations — which they will lose anyway as collapse proceeds and their record of feckless dishonesty reveals itself naturally.

The underlying issue is the scale of human activity in our time. It has exceeded its limits and we have to tune back a lot of what we do. Anything organized at the giant scale is headed for failure, so it comes down to a choice between outright collapse or severe re-scaling, which you might think of as managed contraction. That goes for government programs, military adventures, corporate enterprise, education, transportation, health care, agriculture, urban design, basically everything. There is an unfortunate human inclination to not reform, revise, or re-scale familiar activities. We’ll use every kind of duct tape and baling wire we can find to keep the current systems operating, and we have, but we’re close to the point where that sort of cob-job maintenance won’t work anymore, especially where money is concerned.

Why this is so has been attributed to intrinsic human brain programming that supposedly evolved optimally for short-term planning. But obviously many people and institutions dedicate themselves to long-term thinking. So there must be a big emotional over-ride represented by the fear of letting go of what used to work that tends to disable long-term thinking. It’s hard to accept that our set-up is about to stop working — especially something as marvelous as techno-industrial society.

But that’s exactly what’s happening. If you want a chance at keeping on keeping on, you’ll have to get with reality’s program. Start by choosing a place to live that has some prospect of remaining civilized. This probably doesn’t include our big cities. But there are plenty of small cities and small towns out in America that are scaled for the resource realities of the future, waiting to be reinhabited and reactivated. A lot of these lie along the country’s inland waterways — the Ohio, Mississippi, Missouri river system, the Great Lakes, the Hudson and St. Lawrence corridors — and they also exist in regions of the country were food can be grown.

You’ll have to shift your energies into a trade or vocation that makes you useful to other people. This probably precludes jobs like developing phone apps, day-trading, and teaching gender studies. Think: carpentry, blacksmithing, basic medicine, mule-breeding, simplified small retail, and especially farming, along with the value-added activities entailed in farm production. The entire digital economy is going to fade away like a drug-induced hallucination, so beware the current narcissistic blandishments of computer technology. Keep in mind that being in this world actually entitles you to nothing. One way or another, you’ll have to earn everything worth having, including self-respect and your next meal.

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  1. 100th Avatar August 7, 2017 at 8:06 am #

    In Mediterranean countries, 3 cypress trees signifies that visitors are welcome. It’s perhaps time for cypress stumps.

    • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      This probably precludes jobs like developing phone apps, day-trading, and teaching TRANSgender studies.

      Fixed that.

  2. DA August 7, 2017 at 8:11 am #

    Great post Jim. Real “John the Baptist” this morning. I’ve been feeling the same way lately. Can’t even pretend to give a shit about my job staring at a computer monitor all day long anymore. Gonna be a tough transition at almost 60, but one thing I’m sure of now more than ever is that our current way of life is simply not one worth living.

    • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      That’s it, isn’t it? Staring at a computer screen all day. I remember one engineer I worked with said “This ain’t hard. Try swinging a hammer on a roof top all day long. That’s hard.” Given that hammers have almost vanished at job sites today, the statement makes no sense. That aside, I’m not so sure I would say that. The movie “Office Space” made this poignantly clear. What have we done to ourselves?

      • K-Dog August 7, 2017 at 10:26 am #

        If I had a hammer
        I’d hammer in the morning
        I’d hammer in the evening
        All over this land
        I’d hammer out danger
        I’d hammer out a warning
        I’d hammer out love between
        My brothers and my sisters
        All over this land,

        Oh yeah!

        I think I’ll whip up up a hammer in Solidworks when I get to work and flip the screen on today. Hope the boss does not see me though because then the hammer could come down.

        • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 11:11 am #

          “I’d rather be a hammer than a nail…..”

          • sprawlcapital August 7, 2017 at 11:36 am #

            Great song. Comparing most any popular music of the 60s and 70s to today’s Millenial pop crap is like comparing a Rembrandt to a cave painting.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 12:55 pm #

            We were just talking about that down at the local pub. Music today is just poor quality. I can’t remember the last good rock song. If I like a new song it’s almost always country, and I’m not a country music fan per say.

          • messianicdruid August 7, 2017 at 9:31 pm #

            “Comparing most any popular music of the 60s and 70s to today’s Millenial pop crap is like comparing a Rembrandt to a cave painting.”

            I hope our local ‘cavepainter’ weighs in on this.

    • DrTomSchmidt August 7, 2017 at 10:05 am #

      At best, we are doing nothing important. At worst, we are shoveling coal to feed the boilers on a train headed for the cliffs. I understand the atavistic desires of people who want to go faster in that regard, but the smashup will be horrific.

      The worst is imagining that there is no way to turn back.

      • SteveO August 7, 2017 at 11:08 am #

        “The worst is imagining that there is no way to turn back.”

        Not imagining, knowing.

        I periodically communicate with people who want to see the crash happen or want the revolution to start. They have no concept of what they are asking for. They don’t understand that when that happens they will be too busy trying to find 1500 calories a day to worry about the things they fret over now.

        • goat1001 August 7, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

          Or more likely trying to find 500 calories a day…

        • mrmiller August 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

          If the revolution is a revolution against the stupid and asinine way of life that the elites have force-fed us, then I’m all for it. Get rid of mass advertising, and excessive consumerism, maybe even rent and a few other things. If that’s it, then bring it on.

          • outsider August 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

            Hence the movement, small as it is, toward minimalism and tiny houses. I’ve told my wife that the worst decision we ever made was to buy the big four bedroom two story that we now live in. The kids are grown and gone, and, when we go to sell it, I’m afraid there will be no buyers. At least not at the price we paid.

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill August 7, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

          I think most people envision the post-collapse world as less hectic and more meaningful than the current rat race. However, it also seems that they forget about the massive die offs, disease, riots, starvation, warlords, snipers, roving gangs and other nasty details that comprise the path (gauntlet) to this post-here destination.

          I understand their desire to just get on with it though. Watching this current zombie system go through its death throes is agonizing in many ways. It’s one of those ass kickings you know is coming that is absolutely unavoidable. Just get to it already is the thought.

          • aibohphobia August 7, 2017 at 9:32 pm #

            @outsider–The 4-bedroom house is not necessarily a liability. My father and his brother were orphaned the year of the 1929 Stock Market Crash. Their grandmother raised them by renting rooms to boarders in her large house. Dad and his brother found things to do, like cutting old tires into strips and making them into door mats, which they sold door-to-door. In their early teen years, they also helped build internment camps for Japanese families in WW2–Not auspicious work to be sure, but with no govt benefits, everyone did whatever they could to scrape together a living.

        • Epicur August 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

          “Still a man hears what he wants to hear
          And disregards the rest”

          As you said, “They have no concept of what they are asking for.”

      • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

        You have spoken the answer without knowing it: Coal is the Black Gold that will save us. The lights will stay on and skies will darken. People will realize that nothing comes from nothing. Perhaps they’ll become less feckless about giving their country away to immigrant parasites.

      • fineline August 7, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

        “At best, we are doing nothing important. At worst, we are shoveling coal to feed the boilers on a train headed for the cliffs.”

        Great point, but you may have that backwards

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill August 7, 2017 at 10:38 am #

      You can just feel it everywhere these days can’t you? That feeling of purposelessness is everywhere. Meaningless activities abound and people across the board are feeling it too, not just us attuned doomers.

      Nobody gives a shit anymore. You can see it in the quality of products, the service you get at about any business anymore. The cleanliness that is lacking in more and more places. You can feel it as you look into the eyes of many of the people working these low paying, meaningless jobs. Anger lies beneath a thin veneer everywhere.

      Add in a president whose life work is buttering up people to grease the skids for extracting whatever it is he wants from them, then leaving them behind like discarded trash, and people are starting to realize they are just marks in this whole game of hustling.

      As Jim says, people won’t change their habits easily. But maybe this will all come down because nobody cares anymore. Nobody is willing to show up to the shit job anymore to be treated like shit while being paid like shit. I don’t know the future, but it sure feels like it’s going to get crappy quite soon.

      • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 10:50 am #

        The retail experience is atrocious, no question about it. In the office, it’s not much better. I was musing to myself that General Electric will become the next General Motors, with a market cap less than an aggressive young startup like Tesla. All the old businesses are dying, and they FEEL like they’re dying.

        • islander800 August 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm #

          It’s ironic that Tesla best represents the “magical thinking” that Jim is referring to as the problem with our current trajectory in our technological and financial existence. Companies like GM and Ford are judged in a cold, unemotional manner on Wall Street, based on their actual PERFORMANCE, and their stock prices react accordingly. Ford, while making healthy profits and holding its own in market share, has been beaten up on Wall Street and as a result, its CEO just lost his job for anemic valuation, actual market performance be damned. Tesla, on the other hand, has a current market valuation virtually the same as GM, based entirely on FAITH on what its future performance MAY be. Meanwhile, Sir Elon talks like pumping up production rates from a few tens of thousands of units annually (what GM or Ford pump out in days) to 500,000 over the next months will be no big deal. I ask, just what are investors, let alone Musk, smoking?

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

            That is all well and true but the fact remains that older companies become hostage to themselves. They can’t change, so they die. Ford and GM make good products. But everyone knows their electric car efforts are like Harley Davidson making electric motorcycles. The electric product is anathema to them. Tesla stock has doubled since the Solar City deal for one simple reason: Elon Musk has created a compelling, alternative paradigm. Could GE have done it? Sure. But it would have ate into it’s core businesses, and that’s a non starter. Once you buy the house with the solar roof and the electric car, no more power bill and no more gas bill. As soon as payback for the initial investment hits 10 years or less (right now it’s 20 – 25) there’ll be no stopping it.

          • Epicur August 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

            “It’s ironic that Tesla best represents the “magical thinking” that Jim is referring to …”

            Musk is a subsidy farmer. His ventures would collapse without the money/credit flowing from government subsidies.

            Perhaps Wall Street thinks this is the path to success, but more likely they just want to ride the rocket as long as it has fuel. – Hmmm. That thought has an eerie familiarity…

        • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

          Start a consignment store; they seem to do ok if they offer reasonably priced goods.

      • Ron Anselmo August 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

        @Tired

        “people are starting to realize they are just marks in this whole game of hustling”

        Prey they are, at every turn, and you’re right, they are starting to realize it. They (we) need to become Cape Buffaloes. Ever see what they do to predators (the predator class)….

        • TiredOfTheTreadmill August 7, 2017 at 10:18 pm #

          I had given up on the American people waking up for the longest time. The vast majority of them seemed fine with the whole scam of the system because they all thought that their boat was coming in soon. If they just worked hard enough, they too would be welcomed into the predators’ den with open arms, then they could prey on those beneath them. That carrot was hung out for decade after decade and generations of people bought into it. These days the carrot has rotted away and people are now seeing it’s just a string. Many still haven’t looked up the string then down the pole to see who is holding it. But they are at least realizing that the story they bought was bullshit. Well, many more than in the past.

          We will see if the realization of the American Dream’s demise reaches a critical mass. Then, if it does reach critical mass, will it turn into anger or apathy. I would venture that if there were a way to just drop out of this parasite-laden system, many would choose that option. But thus far the parasites have a tight hold on their hosts. That hold may slip in the years ahead. I am watching, waiting and trying to stay ahead of, and away from, The Mob. For when The Mob starts moving, that is when things could get really ugly and happen quickly.

          • Ron Anselmo August 8, 2017 at 10:07 am #

            Excellent points all. The last of the carrots is “retirement”. How many articles do you see daily, that touch upon that subject? The reality is that the vast majority will not be “retiring”, as it has been, and continues to be, presented. The numbers simply do not work, nor will they.

            People are left to slowly come to that conclusion individually, which is meant to forestall the critical mass you mention. Can you imagine the mayhem that would ensue if 100 million people were told today that they will not be “retiring”?

            At least I hope it would be mayhem, hoping that people haven’t just given up. But sadly, the reaction could well be apathy as you mention.

            Stay tuned. Keep watching and waiting with your understanding and clarity, and you’ll be fine. You’ll know when you need to zig and zag. Keep pushin’ back.

          • Epicur August 8, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

            While there is a high probability of episodes of civil disorder the population of this country is too dependent on the functioning of the “system” for their daily bread for that (civil disorder) to develop into some sort of total breakdown. People do not eat if the 18-wheelers do not deliver food to the grocery stores. It will not take long after disorder sets in for the masses to demand that the government “do something.” It will “do something” and hungry people will submit.

            For breakdown to occur there must be some sort of force majeure that overwhelms the emergency system. The systems in place are quite robust (in case of nuclear attack, e.g.). That is not to say that it cannot happen – I believe it will – but it is going to take one hell of a blow to bring it about.

  3. davidreese2 August 7, 2017 at 8:27 am #

    While I mostly agree with Mr. Kunstler and have a huge admiration for him as one of our brightest intellects, the deep state is capable of anything.

    Add in a few Black Swans.

    Whatever the future holds, it may come as a surprise, even to Mr. Kunstler.

    What is certain is that our present arrangements for life will not endure. Mr. Kunstler is dead-on about that.

  4. venuspluto67 August 7, 2017 at 8:29 am #

    Today’s post also explains exactly why the affluent and even formerly-affluent denizens of the major cities are pretty much retreating into their own fantasy-worlds at this point.

    • Epicur August 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

      They are also securing “bugout” locations. Make no mistake.

  5. Post Peak Medicine August 7, 2017 at 8:37 am #

    Thanks for a great post Jim. I am already doing exactly what you suggest. Family doctor (general practitioner) with an interest in evidence-based herbal medicine, simple surgery and really scary stuff like delivering babies in farmhouse kitchens. Location: Isle of Man. On a map of the world, this occupies either one pixel (large scale map) or zero pixels (small scale map) in the Irish Sea between the UK mainland and Ireland. Lots of farming and fishing here. Good luck and keep up the good work.
    http://www.postpeakmedicine.com

    • chuckyzfr1 August 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm #

      Isle of Man! The holy grail of motorcycle street races right in your back yard! I’m hoping to attend one before this whole sham goes belly up. Wife & I just got back from a trip to Thailand, another place on the bucket list while the jets are still happily bouncing back and forth across the planet…

      Your vocation is probably going to be one of the absolute most valuable ones, in a post industrial civilization, as I’m sure you know. Unfortunately for me (or fortunately, depending upon how you view it) I’m a jack of all trades, master of none….

  6. ilan August 7, 2017 at 8:38 am #

    I have been following your blog all of this century, looking out for signs. Everything feels more fragile now, much more susceptible to any perturbation.
    Love what you wrote, it’s a quote worth keeping, it is so true:
    “Keep in mind that being in this world actually entitles you to nothing. One way or another, you’ll have to earn everything worth having, including self-respect and your next meal.”

  7. seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 8:41 am #

    Why doesn’t Trump hold press conferences? Why? He’s had one. ONE. Obama had eight by day 200. EIGHT. Why doesn’t he face the music? Because he’s a big orange haired pussy who hides behind twitter like the little bitch that he is.

    • shotho August 7, 2017 at 9:15 am #

      Why do you care? Do you really think those things are useful and informative? Better off with fewer politicians shooting off their mouths.

      • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 9:22 am #

        He’s supposed to be a fighter. “The president’s a fighter, and when he gets hit he’s going to hit back.” Why doesn’t he come out and fight? Why doesn’t he come out and hit back? He can 1) Stand proudly and defiantly at the podium and answer the tough questions OR 2) Hide in his room and thumb his iphone. The little orange haired pussy picks ………. 2.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 10:39 am #

          Most likely he’s simply doing what he’s told. Trump’s been on the CIA’s leash for quite some time now. I’m guessing he got the “presidential options” speech about the time that he jettisoned Flynn.

          • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 10:43 am #

            I wanted to continue that discussion [from last thread] today, as yesterdays blog isnt read,
            capisce?

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

            I see. How about you start it up again down thread? As I recall, Finca wanted examples of Clinton being “in on” the Globalist Agenda, which for me would seems to be so obvious as to be incontestable (Ross Perot beat the shit out of that drum in the ’92 election). In addition to WACO (coming on the heels of Ruby Ridge the year before under Bush) and OKC (false flag CIA “proof of concept” caper to prepare the ground for 9-11), which were both about cracking down on home grown “terrorism” in anticipation of its growth in response to globalist policies (which had already resulted in such in the many third world countries where globalist policies had been previously imposed), I’d add the Repeal of Glass Steagal in 1999, the philosophical and personal alliance with Tony Blair, who was imposing the same clap trap on Britain, the love fest with Wall St (Robert Rubin and Larry Summers in particular), and then throw in the 1999 Seattle WTO fiasco for good measure.

            In fact, I’d go so far as to say that while Reagan prepared the ground for globalism in the 1980’s (Reagan was not really an ideologue of any great conviction, “shining city on the hill” campaign rhetoric notwithstanding), it was the Clinton’s who gave birth to it in the 1990’s. Just as they remain at the forefront of that abomination today.

          • messianicdruid August 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

            Hey DA, where was James Comey in 93-94 time frame?

    • Quatermain August 7, 2017 at 9:17 am #

      Possibly because the press is uniformly hostile to him? He does much better going to his base at rallies a la Reagan.

      • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 9:23 am #

        The press is hostile to every president. That’s their job. His job is to take it and dish it back. A fighter would be able to do it. A real man would be able to do it. A tough guy would be able to do it. A president would be able to do it. This guy can’t do it.

        • DrTomSchmidt August 7, 2017 at 10:03 am #

          The press FAWNED over Obama. They loved McCain, too, at least in 2000. Not that calm, cool Barack from a year ago doesn’t seem like a great improvement over the current occupant.

          The right-wing press was hostile to Obama. The mainstream? Not at all.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 10:10 am #

            You can’t just say it and expect people to believe you. Prove it. Give me an example of FAWNING. It’s a fact that Trump is shy when it comes to the press. It is a premise that Obama was FAWNED over. PROVE IT.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

            You views simply don’t accord with common reality, Sea. Watch the SNL episodes where they mock the adulation – while at other times they engage in it themselves. Even Hillary spoke about it.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

            I googled “Mainstream Media Fawn Obama.” I got 143,000 hits. I googled “Cockroach Humor” and got 501,000 hits. So much for your common reality.

          • DrTomSchmidt August 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

            Well, a couple of links for you. One, the afore-mentioned SNL clip:

            hulu.com/watch/10231

            Now, from the NY Post (nypost.com/2014/08/24/why-comedians-and-snl-are-shielding-president-obama/) we get:

            Yes, data nerds, there is empirical evidence that Barack Obama gets a free ride from comics.

            In a new book, “Politics Is a Joke!” three academics tabulated 100,000 jokes told by late-night comics over the last 20 years. They found that in 2008 only 6% of the jokes were about Obama (Palin attracted nearly as many jokes in four months as a public figure as he did all year). And those jokes had a tendency to be about as barbed as cotton candy. Example cited by Tevi Troy in The Wall Street Journal: Jon Stewart said Obama visited Bethlehem so he could see “the manger where he was born.”

            In every presidential campaign since 1992, the researchers found, comedians aimed more jokes at Republicans than they did at Democrats. Overall, twice as many barbs flew at the GOP.

            “Our job is, whoever is in power, we’re opposed,” “SNL” chief Lorne Michaels told The New York Times in 2008. Agreed. And so they’ve been doing their job badly. Says who? Says . . . Downey.

            Now that he has retired from the show and gained a little perspective, Downey comments in “Live from New York,” “I have to say, and even [Al] Franken agrees with me — I’ve talked to him about this — that the last couple seasons of the show were the only two in the show’s history where we were totally like every other comedy show: basically, an arm of the Hollywood Democratic establishment. . . . We just stopped doing anything which could even be misinterpreted as a criticism of Obama.”

            Take that how you will. JHK, To his credit, let into the man for the failure to prosecute any Wall Street shenanigans. The mainstream media? Not so much.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

            Making fun of someone less then someone else is hardly fawning. It simply means you have less material to work with. W was a gold mine, but this guy…Holy Cow. He’s the gift that keeps on giving. Certainly Bill Clinton wasn’t treated with kid gloves.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

            fawn·ing
            adjective
            displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious.

            Sounds more like what the Trump people do to him.

          • shotho August 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

            Of course, the mainstream media is biased toward the left, but I can’t see that it makes that much difference – the blind leading the blind.

          • DrTomSchmidt August 8, 2017 at 8:39 am #

            You’re a tough sell, Seawolf. From the following, a few quotes:
            newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/rich-noyes/2017/01/09/farewell-decade-media-drooling-over-barack-obama

            Co-anchor Chris Matthews: “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My — I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.”

            — Time’s Nancy Gibbs in the November 17, 2008 post-election cover story.

            “Between workouts during his Hawaii vacation this week, he was photographed looking like the paradigm of a new kind of presidential fitness, one geared less toward preventing heart attacks than winning swimsuit competitions. The sun glinted off chiseled pectorals sculpted during four weightlifting sessions each week, and a body toned by regular treadmill runs and basketball games.”

            When Obama ran for President four years later, news reporters led the cheers. “It’s almost hard to remain objective because it’s infectious, the energy, I think,” then-NBC reporter Lee Cowan confessed in an MSNBC.com video posted January 7, 2008. On CNN a few days later, Politico editor John Harris admitted: “A couple years ago, you would send a reporter out with Obama, and it was like they needed to go through detox when they came back — ‘Oh, he’s so impressive, he’s so charismatic,’ and we’re kind of like, ‘Down, boy.’”

            I’d call that fawning, as in obsequious or “displaying exaggerated flattery or affection.” SNL, which as the second part of my earlier post, was part of a group of comedians who under-joked about Obama the way a Muslim won’t joke about King Solomon (as I found from humorous experience), nevertheless felt compelled in 2008 o make a segment not criticizing Obama but the fawning over him, as that great clip makes clear.

            The same love of leader exhibits itself with people who love Trump, as you note. He, however, is not getting
            Chris Matthews to have shivers down his leg.

        • outsider August 7, 2017 at 7:28 pm #

          @seawolf,
          Why is it the press’s job to be “hostile” to the president? I thought their job was to obtain useful information for the American people. Who is going to divulge important information when the questioner, like CNN’s vile Jim Acosta, keeps interrupting and monopolizing press conferences. I loved it when Stephen Miller showed Acosta to be such an idiot regarding Trump’s immigration initiative. Maybe if the press got off of their insane Russia fixation Trump might be willing to talk to them again. As is, it’s a waste of his time to talk to these FAKE News, FAKE reporters.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

            The FAKE reporters of the FAKE news are going to ask FAKE questions from the FAKE president and are going to get FAKE answers about the FAKE Russian investigation from the FAKE Special Prosecutor in FAKE Washington DC and FAKE America on FAKE planet earth in the FAKE Milky Way Galaxy in the FAKE universe. Did I get that right? Wait a minute. The universe doesn’t have a name.

    • Sun Tzu August 7, 2017 at 10:15 am #

      In the short term, I remain hopeful that the Folks in DC are going to be too preoccupied with infighting to have any time left to do any real damage.

      In the long term, what happens there is not going to matter much. The only important thing will be what is happening within a 100 mile radius of where you happen to be.

      • DA August 7, 2017 at 10:49 am #

        That’s probably the best case these days.

      • ozone August 7, 2017 at 10:53 am #

        Sun Tzu,
        I heartily agree.
        Anybody that thinks this current crop of imbeciles pretending to represent “the commonweal” could possibly come up with ‘good ideas’, really should give that another think!

        The less they do, the better. Leave ’em riding the gravy train; we’re rooting for that to continue steaming into into some blasted, gravy-deprived wasteland, far, far away

    • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm #

      Because the Press are Scum of course. Look at Jonathan Karl’s little concern junky face. Or little George. Useless trash the both of them. Deep State Man Whores. You like them – a lot.

  8. robert magill August 7, 2017 at 8:45 am #

    Apt description of the USA. Not so sure it applies equally to Eurasia and Africa at this point. The China Belt and Road effort is four years old at his time and looks promising. We have a chance to join now; all players are in place except the “dark forces” in DC. Trump may have signed on without them. Hope so. Our last shot for staying viable as a nation.

  9. JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Our benevolent host is still laboring under the ideas of what constitutes money, especially as was known in the last 40 years. That paradigm featured the foundation of the petrodollar and the superstructure of fictitious capital. The latter which was used by Reaganomics to kite fantasy capital. The bottom line is that, somewhere, real definable value anchored the monetary system.
    And Jim is right about those anchors dissolving and the kites flying away.

    I CONTEND, and have done so before, that money is being redefined in terms of DEMAND FOR IT. That DEMAND doesn’t have to produce anything. It only needs to be used to fulfill contracts. It only has to move between parties. The Dollar hasn’t been backed by anything real or physical in decades. We can’t kite enough fantasy capital anymore to cover it. The U.S. dollar is now backed by artificially created DEMAND. How is that demand artificially created?

    The dollar’s biggest growth assets are social friction, cultural agitation, insurance payouts, political payola, legal costs, the Marriage-Divorce Industrial Complex, imperial wars, global terrorism, domestic terrorism (regulatory harassment), narcotics, and Police State action. White Flight is a mature asset but, still has plenty of growth potential left to exploit.

    All of the above needs currency to transfer between parties or belligerents. If the exchange is successful, then the money is legitimate. And the above asset classes have NO LIMITS!

    • shotho August 7, 2017 at 9:21 am #

      “How is that demand artificially created?”

      By dozens of new financial instruments, which keep the capital flowing from one entity to another. But, those fantasies do have LIMITS.

      • DA August 7, 2017 at 10:55 am #

        Agreed. The fantasy economy (essentially a perpetual motion machine by any other name) can likely go on for a while yet, but ultimately the money has to represent something tangible. The laws of physics have not yet been repealed just because we wished them to be. What we see now are just very elaborate and convincing magic shows. Impressive, yes. Sustainable, no.

        • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

          I bought into that argument. I’m not so sure anymore. Banks back up their money with guns. Precious metals are quaint, but I don’t think we’ll ever return to the gold standard, the bi-metal standard (gold-silver), or any other precious metal standard. Why does it have to represent something tangible? Because it used to. That’s the only answer you have. While fundamentally I believe the reason the economy can no longer grow at a healthy pace (10%) is because of energy constraints, I am no longer in the Schiff/Maloney camp when it comes to money being at the heart of our problems. What would change if it went back to a gold standard? The price of gold and silver, and that’s what those guys are selling. Nothing else would change.

        • cbeard August 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

          Who says the money has to represent something tangible? Money is a completely man made thing or concept. The laws of physics cannot be applied here. Even when is was backed by precious metals it was a magic show. You can’t eat gold.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

          seawolf and cbeard,

          Because ultimately money is an implied promise to pay with tangible goods of some sort after all the settlements have been made. Granted, that seems oxymoronic in the current economic environment, but if it wasn’t true it would mean that we could simply print/issue our way to prosperity with no limits whatsoever. That hasn’t worked any time it’s been tried in the past and there’s no reason to believe it would work now.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

            The Bank of England has been doing it since 1694, and while England is no longer an empire, it’s not exactly down in the dumps. The world is currently enjoying unprecedented prosperity. It’s not the slow and steady of 19th century America, but fossil fuels changed all that. Growth could be much higher and was, granted in fits and starts. How is it not working?

  10. pequiste August 7, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    I am a very patient man. That said, I do not look forward one bit to the demise of Technotopia even though it is a tightly controlled, hyperextended, fantasy land for everyone: the ELites and the lumpen and all in between.

    A day without air conditioning in this sweltering summer blas furnace like heat is difficult at best. No refrigeration at the commercial or industrial scale moves things back to nearly the Medieval; there is that persistent “World Made By Hand” thing) DItto for violence, banking, medicine and almost everything else too

    So yes, I am patiently awaiting the T.E.O.T.W.A.W.K.I. but sometimes I think it would be better to party like it was 1499. All it takes is some filty lucre, even if it is just a bunch of zeros and ones in some computer system in the bowels of Manhattan.

    youtube.com/watch?v=I8P80A8vy9I

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      This was my first summer with air conditioning in over a decade. It’s been an eye opener all right. That said, we’re at 7200 ft altitude, so the climate’s pretty mild here compared to just about anything east of the Mississippi.

  11. seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    God I wish a reporter would ask Trump “Why don’t you have more press conferences? Why don’t you face the music like every other president before you? When the next world crisis comes, are you going to tweet out the solution? Why don’t you come out and face the press?
    What are you chicken? Bawk buc buc Bawk buc buc Bawka!”

    • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

      Sure have one – but your heroes have to sit at the back and be ignored. You will be outraged since you identify with them so completely. You thrive on outrage and can’t accept that your Heroes are the Power Structure. Why didn’t they invite you in?

      • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

        He’s chicken. Bawk buc buc buc Bawkaw. A big orange chicken with an ugly beak. Bawkaw.

        • outsider August 7, 2017 at 7:39 pm #

          Have a press conference. But ban Jim Acosta.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm #

            Yeah bring in Kelly Anne Conway to throw him softball after softball. Or maybe the Mooch. He can profess his love for his “Orangeness” repeatedly, eagerly, and creepily. Or perhaps Sean Hannity, who almost gets whiplash nodding while Trump is talking.

  12. ozone August 7, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    Jim,
    Thanks for the reminder. I also see massive contraction as the direction we’re moving in. It starts slowly, then, all at once.

    What’s really weird is the doubling down on complexity, as if it’s a helpful strategy. All the evidence we’ve seen so far suggests that the more moving parts a system has, the more prone it is for some-damn-thing breaking/going wrong. That’s just common sense, but what is providing cover for this foolishness is that it’s all touted (by the usual suspects, the ‘extractors’) as making our lives better and *more convenient*. We’re being “convenienced” to death, in all ways. (Man-made chemicals provide much convenience for most of our activities, remember. Perhaps that’s why those societies most exposed to these modern wonders now have about half the wigglers in their sperm-producers as they used to have 40 years ago.)

    So, some mass extinction event aside (not too far aside, mind you), human practices of living are going to come crashing headfirst into Nature’s hard limitations, or way of doing things, and all this wishing shit will be flung out the window (if there’s a pot to piss in, or a window to throw it out of).

    • Lawfish August 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

      I drive quite a bit for work and yesterday was deprived of my blue-tooth device, so I had to listen to rural radio. I picked up NPR and caught a 45 minute discussion by 3 “economists” as to how we could revive continuous 3% economic growth in this country. It was astonishing. They discussed the topic for a full 45 minutes without ever addressing either why we need 3% growth or how we could possibly grow exponentially for eternity.

      These imbeciles started with the first strategy: increase immigration. That’s right, import a bunch of third-worlders under the presumption that they will have jobs and will produce rather than become parasites on an already over-burdened system of public welfare. By having more people, we would have more aggregate demand. So I suppose this strategy would result in increased aggregate GDP, but likely a decreased GDP per capita, something they never discussed or even considered.

      The second strategy was to come up with some kind of new technology boom that would require every office in the country to buy this entirely new technology. Recognizing the past silicon valley booms, these numbskulls came up with the brilliant idea of inventing some unanticipated and unneeded technology (electric cars and self-driving cars were bandied about).

      The third strategy was to increase aggregate worker “productivity.” This would entail doing things like increasing the retirement age and somehow putting everyone to work, regardless of whether he or she wants or needs to be employed.

      I listened to that brainless tripe for the full 45 minutes and concluded we are soundly fucked.

  13. thwack August 7, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    “In other words, there are two ways of going broke in this situation: money can become scarce as it disappears so that few people have any; or everybody can have plenty of money that has no value and no credibility.” –JHK

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

    Is it possible for both phenomena to occur simultaneously?

    or would that be an irrational paradox?

    • Walter B August 7, 2017 at 10:31 am #

      Yes thwack it is not only possible but probable. The wealthy rulers at the top will have tons of money, especially cash as they have been stuffing their safes for decades with it. The foreign nationals that have been handed out tons of the stuff will also have plenty to go around as well. Americans have absolutely NO concept of how many tons of US dollars are handed over by State Department attaches, SF forces, and even dropped from helicopters over countries to win “hearts & minds”. There are more paper dollars floating around out there then can ever be spent in a hundred years.

      The American public however is relegated to, what is it 60%, that cannot cough up $300.00 for an emergency? Americans have been conditioned to think that a bank statement or an ETF or an online pension statement means that they have and maintain wealth. Unfortunately for them such pieces of paper and online balance sheets can be made worthless in a nanosecond (and actually are quite often when the are hacked or otherwise cyberly assaulted) which makes them all pretty much the Walking Worthless. Americans will not be robbed of their wealth as much as they are already pretty much worthless right now but do not know it.

      Yup, both things not only will happen at the same time, but they already are happening and will continue to do so.

      • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 10:51 am #

        I had a caller from New Mexico. She sees burkas in Las Cruces.
        And sometimes uses Payday Loans. 4x interest.
        Borrow 100, repay 400.

        • thwack August 7, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

          what does she look like?

          • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

            She was a great beauty in her day. Was in or Had many ads and commercials. Blonde.

          • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 2:36 pm #

            “Time is short and ugly women are long.” Ernest Hemingway

  14. seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 10:07 am #

    This article is stunning. Teens don’t care about driving anymore. they don’t care about sex. Or dating. Have smartphones destroyed a generation? See for yourself.
    theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

    • Bro Jobe August 7, 2017 at 10:08 am #

      You are not around enough teens and 20-somethings. I don’t know about driving, but they still like sex. Somehow it’s a great relief.

    • Dumbedup August 7, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

      Although we banter about how difficult it would be, and how many people would suffer, a collapse (deflationary collapse – though it may be preceded by inflation) has a cleansing effect. It wipes away excesses and frivolity and forces the survivors to change their values. Ultimately, it has a restorative effect. Maybe, just maybe, if we don’t fall too far, we might remember the lessons and create a better civilization for our progeny.

    • The Articulate Infant August 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm #

      Read the article wolfie – I don’t see anything to worry about there. Too bad, too sad.

  15. Bro Jobe August 7, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    This really caught my eye, Jim:

    “In other words, there are two ways of going broke in this situation: money can become scarce as it disappears so that few people have any; or everybody can have plenty of money that has no value and no credibility. ”

    Either way we are screwed. Probably the former, as so many of us don’t have ready access to cash.

    I’ve spent a good amount of time motoring around local suburbia recently, and the level of disconnection from the reality you mention is terrifying. They have no idea that our economy of phantoms is only one debt-default away from collapse.

    It’s time to pay off personal debt, get to know the neighbors, and stock up the pantry. Seriously. And as much as I hate Trump, he’s just at the helm now. The circumstances that are driving collapse go way back to a time before his rise to power.

  16. Dumbedup August 7, 2017 at 10:10 am #

    One of the hallmarks that I see of the approaching end of our techno-industrial age are cellphones. Every 6 months one company or another comes out with the latest and most advanced cellphone with faster processors and more memory – along with a higher price tag. The apple iPhone 8 is rumored to cost over $1,000. Talk about unsustainable. Real wages are not increasing so to afford the latest cellphone, or anything for that matter, greatest requires consumers to make sacrifices elsewhere – but where? The pace of the consumer arms race appears to me to be more frenetic than ever. Cars, and car repairs, cost more and so do things like groceries, clothes, kitchen appliances (which no longer last 10+ years), education and all our extra-curricular activities like tickets to sporting events. If wages were keeping up then it could keep going. Convincing people to go back to the days of hand me downs, and companies to return to the days of better and longer lasting won’t happen UNTIL it has to. That day is approaching soon.

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 11:03 am #

      Payment plans are the only thing keeping cell phones afloat, especially for the young. They’re as much a financial scam as an actual communications service.

    • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 11:03 am #

      And we get forced to upgrade as even if our old electronics still work, we can’t update our apps etc. on them anymore. I have an i-phone 5- bought used. It works great. I can’t figure why I’d want a 6, 7 or now an 8. I’ll keep using it til I can’t I suppose. It’s an incredible waste of resources and money though to keep churning out the latest product though and expecting people to purchase them(and they do of course…..)

    • cbeard August 7, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

      I got rid of my smartphone. I spent more time charging it than using the damn thing. I used the camera feature a few times. I don’t need driving directions as I usually know where I’m going as long as I’m east of the Mississippi. I used it more as a remote control for my home stereo listening to internet music broadcasters. I went back to a $12 Verizon flip phone that always seems to have a signal and I only have to charge it once a week or so. The smart phones are too small to use as a computer for internet surfing and too large to fit comfortably in a pocket as a cell phone. I stopped at a Mcdonalds the other day for a cup of coffee. Standing in line with several people who were all oblivious to anything going on around them with their eyes glued to their phones or texting. I call them phone zombies.

  17. FincaInTheMountains August 7, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    Essentially Jim is describing two scenarios for US to shed its international obligations: inflationary – which would be beneficial for the sector of real economy and deflationary – which would be beneficial for the finance sector, Party of War, Clintonoids – the Great Depression 2.0.

    With Trump in power, I’d put my bet on the inflationary scenario – by no means Hyper – that could be dysfunctional, but moderate – 30 – 50% first year.

    Trump definitely needs to drain resources of his political enemies.

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 11:17 am #

      Inflation is always the only imaginable scenario. Inflation gradually cripples economies before eventually destroying them, but deflation cuts straight to the chase and destroys them almost immediately following wave after wave of debt defaults (there is no such thing as an “orderly” debt write down in a debt based economy such as ours). Likewise, inflation erodes savings and fixed rate debt but encourages spending, while deflation destroys both savings and debt, leaving nothing left to spend or buy. Therefore, inflation is always politically expedient, even desirable in measured doses, while deflation is always anathema. Hank Paulson’s warning of “staring into the abyss” in 2008 was referring to exactly that – a massive deflationary debt collapse.

      • FincaInTheMountains August 7, 2017 at 11:38 am #

        Inflation gradually cripples economies

        It is not important what matters for the “economy”, only to the winning center of power.

        2008 subprime mortgage crisis was triggered by the Party of War, not objective economic necessity.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 11:43 am #

          I didn’t realize that there was only one “Party of War;” although, granted, both parties could well be considered to be one and the same these days.

          Either way, inflation is always and without exception the only politically viable option. Deflation leads to pols losing there jobs at best, there heads at worst.

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

            For Q-Tip:

            their>/i> heads at worst.

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm #

            LOL! Then I fucked up the tag!

          • FincaInTheMountains August 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

            Politically viable for whom?

            Political center that controls the emission and finances wants their “product of interest” – in this particular case “money” to be more expensive, so they are routing for deflation.

            The industrial centers of power want to make their product more competitive, so cheaper US dollar is in their interest.

            Hyper-inflation and ensuing chaos is of no interest to anybody, only if two opposing sides lose control, which is a very low probability scenario.

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

            Hyper-inflation leads right back around to deflation anyway, so it’s all circular in the end. Most pols think they can manage inflation though, while managing deflation is at best a crap shoot. In reality, once defaults start in earnest, everything comes unraveled pretty quickly, especially if you’ve got the world’s reserve currency and there’s nothing out there to backstop the losses.

  18. SvrzoH August 7, 2017 at 10:26 am #

    By the time his fifth was a carbon copy of the first one and no action taken, I finally realized that we got a lemon. Thus my first vote and definitely the last one.

    I do recall a nauseated phrase “…and not only the fat cats…” repeated over and over and over.

  19. GhostOfHam August 7, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Jeremiah 48:28

    28 “Leave the cities, and dwell in the rock,
    O inhabitants of Moab!
    Be like the dove that nests
    in the sides of the mouth of a gorge.

    In the end —
    Matthew 6:24

    No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

    Nature and whatever is Real/reality OR flattering titles, licenses, fictions, and the respect of legal Persons.

    • RIB August 7, 2017 at 11:00 am #

      Of course if Hillary had have been elected it would have been sunshine and lolipops instead, eh?

      • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 11:04 am #

        We’d still be talking about them damn zombie emails. Talk about fake news. Very fake news.

        • GhostOfHam August 7, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

          Nope. Just a different flavor of SUCKER.

    • Dumbedup August 7, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

      Apparently, the far right wing of the Republican Party, at least those who believe in the “prosperity gospel, believes that you can serve God and mammon. Isn’t money what all this is about?

  20. wet dog August 7, 2017 at 10:55 am #

    Thank you for succinctly describing our predicament, Jim. I want to add that the ecological collapse is even worse than the financial and energy implosions, if it can be imagined.

    The state of nature is almost beyond words, and not just from the global warming disaster and the massive release of methane occurring in the Arctic. There are too many things to list, but our disregard, our hatred of nature and anything free and wild (the opposite of us) is disgusting. Nature’s is going to have the final say for defiling her, and it will be awful for us, and unfortunately for other animals as well.

  21. Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 10:59 am #

    I hear what you’re saying Jim but I fear for this country and most in it. I just took on a p/t farm gig and the farmer told me that he has pretty much given up on hiring Americans to work for him as they either can’t or won’t do the work. He hires(legal) foreign workers as they know how to work and are willing to do so. I know this is true and have heard it many times before. Until recently I ran my own farm so am well able to do farm work but far too many of the bloated junk-food fed masses just have no clue.

    It’s not going to be pretty if the benefit checks stop coming in and real work needs to be done. The same can be said for all of the cube farm folks who are used to spending all day manipulating a mouse in climate-controlled comfort. I shudder to think of all of the app developers, video game designers and those who spend their days posting pics of their restaurant meals for their Instagram account followers trying to do real work that requires sweating and grunt labor.

    • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      Most of that work has been replaced by machines and robots that those mouse wielding people designed. We’re not going back to that. The notorious automobile culture that Kunstler disparages so effectively already has a second coming with Tesla. They will replace gasoline cars with electric cars and not draw energy from the grid. The Model 3 is half the price of Tesla’s first cars. The exact same thing will happen to Tesla’s solar roofs.

      • DA August 7, 2017 at 11:26 am #

        You need to visit Naked Capitalism more often. The commentariat there – a pretty bright bunch for the most part – are a lot less enamored of the Elon Musk “revolution.” Jim is in fact right. The car culture as we’ve come to know it is not long for this world. Maybe another 20-30 rapidly diminishing years at the outside. The youth are already giving them up in large numbers based on lack of affordability alone. We sometimes forget that cars a nothing more than a 20th century phenomenon anyway. Their historical place will be but a blip on the radar.

        • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 11:40 am #

          I have predicted for several years now Harley Davidson may go belly up because their sales are plunging because their core customers are dying off. You can buy a big twin for 5 grand now if you buy right. In a couple of years when the Baby Boomers start dying like flies, the tsunami of Harleys will hit ebay because their kids don’t want them.
          The automobile will be around a lot longer than 20-30 years. The youth you speak of are unemployed. Most of the younger people I know drive and have cars.

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

            We’ll see…

          • SpeedyBB August 10, 2017 at 6:56 am #

            The example you chose to highlight your point is a peculiar one. Hardly-Ablesons are basically a 1920s design, updated (grudgingly) with reliable Japanese bits, but the same dumb cast lead long-stroke pushrod Vee-twin configuration your great-grandpa rode. Anybody with half a mind for performance (or safety!) would not elect to ride one of these wobbly 700-pound behemoths, even the Porsche-designed L-rod model. That they have stuck around for so long reflects a peculiar ‘throwback’ aspect of the American character. Imagine wanting to drive an updated Model T Ford because it made you look like a super-macho stud.

      • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

        And just how will the electric cars be charged? The electricity for the grid needs to come from somewhere. Are we just going to continue to burn lots of coal? That should really do a number on climate change impacts.

        • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

          Tesla bought Solar City a year ago. They now have a way of generating the electricity for their cars.

          • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

            Yet lets really look at energy production shall we?
            Lets look at solar panels ugly, only really good for diminishing returns over 20 years and then junk. They produce an awful lot of toxic waste as well.
            I actually own stock in a company with the stock symbol of wndw the stock is a roller coaster but I have made several thousand in the last couple of months. Look up the technology.

            Next we look at wind farms…they kill birds, are really ugly and also use lots of toxic materials.

            Last we look at big solar farms that super heat steam for turbines with directed sun energy oh wait the spent billions to put it up on the way to Las Vegas and recently shut it down.
            It never produced like they thought and the only thing it really died was fry lots of song birds before going belly up.

            Electric cars simply move the pollution and energy creation further along the path to less created for far more cost and a different form of pollution.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

          Why not tap the Northern Lights? The Earth itself will run our Civilization.

          • JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

            Because “civilization” is based on usury currency and fictitious capital. Both of which currently depend on oil and the oil trade.

            There is a massive supply of electrical energy in the ionosphere. Lighting, for example, comes down from the energy in the ionosphere and uses the high clouds as a conduit to ground. It is NOT generated by so-called static electric charge accumulation in the clouds.

            Going out from the ionosphere, one finds infinite electrical plasma energy and a charge GRADIENT that emanates out from the Sun. The best proof of that is with COMETS. Contrary to popular disinformation, comets are hot dry asteroids that happen to be in a very eccentric orbit. In space is a charge continuum that emanates out from the Sun. By cutting across the electrical plasma lines of space, the comet induces a charge of its own and carries the charge of the space from which it came. i.e. it moves from a negative to relatively positive charge space as it approaches the Sun. The tail reveals the movement of positive plasma to the comet and flows outward to the relatively negative plasma in the comet’s wake. X-rays project out from the front of the comet and prove the flow of plasma impacting and going around the body.

            Comets ARE NOT DIRTY SNOWBALLS or “icy wanderers!” That bullshit was utterly debunked, proven wrong, and tossed into the dumpster. YET THE MYTH CONTINUES because TPTB do not want We Teh Sheep to even THINK of the unlimited electrical energy that CAN BE TAPPED and used. It would utterly destroy the core foundation of the petrodollar and the countless rackets that depend on it.

            Even science is corrupted, as George Orwell said it would be.

            And now… back to the Thwack Show, starring BBC and Becky! We Teh Sheep deserve no better.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 9:38 am #

            JimInFlorida: “Comets ARE NOT DIRTY SNOWBALLS or “icy wanderers!” That bullshit was utterly debunked, proven wrong, and tossed into the dumpster.”

            Uhhh… okay… Disproven when, and by whom? Also, since most of the comets in the solar system are found out beyond the orbit of Pluto, how ‘hot and dry’ are they exactly? I’d like a citation for this, please.

          • JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 11:06 am #

            Elrond, the man who first disproved the “dirty snowball” theory (and a weak theory at that) was James McCanney.

            His many works and research include the, “The Plasma Discharge Comet Model,” and his groundbreaking lecture at Los Alamos National Laboratories, “Are Comets Really Dirty Snowballs?”

            But, even if nobody made any discoveries about the true nature of space and comets, just look at what happened to Comet ISON. By the way, it was THE comet to utterly blow apart the “dirty snowball” theory! The E.U. space agency declared the “dirty snowball” theory DEAD. Furthermore, the Rosetta mission sent a lander to land on a comet. Guess what? HOT and DRY and NO WATER or liquid of any kind! As the lander penetrated the plasma ball around the comet, it discovered precisely what James McCanney predicted.

            If ANY comet containing frozen water or frozen methane traveled inside the orbit of Venus, it would blow apart from the flashing of all that frozen liquid inside! NONE would survive the trip around the Sun!!!

            But, they all survive and that means the tail must come from some other phenomenon. That phenomenon is the presence of local plasma charge and the comet represents a body of continuously different charge entering into space of a different charge. The “water” in the tail is created by the free hydrogen and oxygen atoms in space being fused in plasma tail of the comet. That was proven repeatedly.

            Comets are nothing more than asteroids in extreme elliptical orbits. They are DRY and become HOT when getting close enough to the Sun. Since they have no atmosphere, the surface gets hotter and faster. Hence, hot and dry.

            One more thing. If a comet is sublimating or ejecting water or liquid methane, we would see irregular patterns of the discharge as the comet tumbles. But, what we see in any telescope is a UNIFORM ball of charge and predictable X-ray spikes from the head. Water, methane, etc, does NONE of that.

            Why does any of this matter? I already pointed it out. If TPTB are lying about space, and the availability of unlimited energy, what else are they lying about?

          • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

            *facepalm*

            JiF, I’m not going to get into a battle of dueling web links with you. To sum up: this James McCanney is a crank and his ‘theories’ are nonsense. If you want to know more, click here. Suffice it to say, I trust Phil Plait more than I trust anyone who makes regular appearances on Coast to Coast AM.

            You would do well to click off your radio and work on developing real scientific literacy. If you’re willing, I will personally spot you a year’s subscription to Scientific American. Just say the word.

          • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 7:37 am #

            Elrond! The E.U. Space Agency confirmed McCanney!!! Comet ISON and the Rosetta mission CONFIRMED HIM!

            Say what you will about Coast to Coast but, if the “mainstream” science won’t grant McCanney, or other independent scientists, a forum, then C2C serves a valuable public service. Yes, he was occupying the same time slot with Flat Earthers and witnesses to Bigfoot. But, James McCanney is an independent scientist and his work is NOT compromised by sponsors or government agenda.

            Phil Plait’s snarky claims are pure off-the-cuff contradiction. It is CLEAR that he has NOT investigated James McCanney’s work. It is OBVIOUS that he hasn’t read the E.U’s. own report confirming McCanney’s work in that area!

            Plait and his peers are defending pseudo-science that’s been baked into the popular culture. The kind of pseudo-science and conditional mathematics foreseen by George Orwell.

            Thanks for the offer of Scientific American. But, America is no longer scientific OR American.

      • Dumbedup August 7, 2017 at 3:33 pm #

        If we can find a more efficient means of storing electricity without loss (superconductors) that may happen. But we have to replace oil in manufacturing and farming too. (rubber, fertilizers, plastics, etc)

        • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:31 pm #

          That is actually do able using soybeans, hemp oil, and algae farms.

    • wet dog August 7, 2017 at 11:31 am #

      Mountain Gal,

      I’ve heard the same exact thing in my semi-rural area of the pacific north-west. It’s the same from farmers, small grocers, all types of businessmen. The American kids don’t want to work. A very few do who have strict parents pushing them, but not the majority.

      Personally, part of it is due to their brains being fried from all the electronics. It’s much easier to be entertained than to do work or create something on your own.

      And this is world-wide. Down in New Zealand I spoke to many business owners, and heard the same exact thing. Boys addicted to video games / porn, girls just getting pregnant and going on the dole. They bring in Chinese kids as migrant workers to do the real work.

      • mrmiller August 7, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

        Well, that’s really sad, to be sure. But there’s nothing wrong with not wanting to work at jobs that don’t need to be done.

        • sophia August 7, 2017 at 11:11 pm #

          They’re talking about agriculture.

      • JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

        If I were king, I’d outlaw school sports and order all sports fields to be converted to row crops and livestock management. ALL STUDENTS would be required to take ag classes and learn where food comes from, how work the fields, pull weeds, and actually get to see the stuff they harvest show up in the cafeteria.

        When I was in skool, we had active FFA and 4-H clubs. We actually grew vegetables for the school cafeteria! Granted, it wasn’t enough but, the objective was to learn where our food comes from and to see our crops show up in the cafeteria. Showing of livestock for awards was part of it, as well.

        Hell, we even had Shop Class for the boys and Home Ec for the girls. Thank God we were SEXIST. Yeah, the cheerleaders were hot but, the girls who took Home Ec were the KEEPERS. As for Shop Class, the school never feared being sued because little Johnnie pricked his finger on a saw blade by accident.

      • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

        Actually the Chinese new rich are worse than Americans lazy, spoiled and very entitled!

  22. K-Dog August 7, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    You’ll have to shift your energies into a trade or vocation that makes you useful to other people. This probably precludes jobs like developing phone apps, day-trading, and teaching gender studies. Think: carpentry, blacksmithing, basic medicine, mule-breeding, simplified small retail, and especially farming, along with the value-added activities entailed in farm production.

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
    If turnips were watches, I’d wear one by my side.
    If “if’s” and “and’s” were pots and pans,
    There’d be no work for tinkers’ hands.

    Shift too much to fast at least for me would be the ruin of me. Preparing to put food in your future mouth is fine but the immediate mouth needs to be fed first. Becoming useful to other people seems like sound advice but is it practical? I’d go the blacksmith if I were young because in a hundred years that will become a serious need. For for now though, and also through the first few years of collapse when scavenging can supply immediate needs being ‘practical’ could make no sense. A blacksmith needs horses to shoe. Right now their are not enough horses. Certainly not enough to ride.

    Developing farming skills, even as simple as keeping a small garden (which is not simple at all) will help develop awareness of what we are up against. Climate change, even just a little bit is going to wreck havoc on our food supply, collapse or no collapse. People who contemplate the realities of climate change and crop yields should be white with fear but denial is a wonderful thing (sarcasm here) as long as it works.

    The best advice this week is to get out of debt. That is the first step to any plan for the future.

    • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 11:06 am #

      “A blacksmith needs horses to shoe. Right now their are not enough horses. Certainly not enough to ride.”

      Farriers need horses to shoe. Blacksmiths can and do mostly create other items. Nowadays they are mostly ornamental ones but in the past were very useful creators of necessary items and can be so again.

      • K-Dog August 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

        Picky picky, Horse shoes are not a common item so blacksmiths will have to make then for farriers. Everything else will be scavenged for a long time. Handmade farming equipment will be an early need.

        “Historically, the jobs of farrier and blacksmith were practically synonymous, shown by the etemology of the word: farrier comes from Middle French: ferrier (blacksmith), and from the
        Latin word ferrum (iron). … For this reason, farriers and blacksmiths are considered to be in separate, abet related trades.”

        In the coming world made by hand it will be a long time before such subtle distinctions matter my bitches.

        • JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

          I predict a new trade may arise in the WMBH. Battery maker.

          The lead-acid battery was invented in the mid-19th century. That level of technology might be sustainable if we are able to halt the slide and establish that level of technology to operate from.

          It could be possible to generate electricity with salvaged DC generator heads, drive them with water mill power, and store the energy in handmade lead-acid batteries. People might come by once a week with their batteries in the horse-drawn wagon and pay to recharge them at the mill. Lucky will be the areas that have a working coal or wood-fired steam engine with a DC gen-set attached!

          The slogan of the early WMBH era will be, “Better than nothing!”

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 11:35 am #

      Paradoxically, a young person could do far worse than seeking employment in one of the currently trendy auto customization shops. Skills that could be developed: practical engineering, metalwork and fabrication, general mechanical, electrical, paint and body, aesthetics, customer service, and just all around creative problem solving. I watch a lot of those shows (even though they’re normally highly scripted and dramatized) with those ideas in minds. The best wrenches are normally the generalists who visualize the whole project, rather than just their little piece of it.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      Swords, Kdog. You need to make swords, arrowheads, etc.

    • badberries August 7, 2017 at 2:01 pm #

      yeah no shit “keeping a small garden which is not simple at all”…early blight, late blight, japanese beetles, late frost, drought, calcium deficiency, too acidic, too alkaline. and right around the corner there’s always something looking to eat whatever it is you’re growing. I killed 22 F%@king Rabbits in my garden last year before the fencing was complete..now they’re trying to tunnel under..HasenPfeffer!! it’s what’s for dinner!

      • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

        Yes, they breed, well, like rabbits.

      • K-Dog August 7, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

        I had a ‘teenage’ bunny slip through a small crack under my garden gate a couple of weeks ago. No more green beans this year, the little fucker ate through the stems at ground level. My carrot tops too! Some are growing new leaves but I’m sure the crop will suffer. I think he/she was too fat to get back under the gate soI opened it and let him out. Only because Safeway still supplies. I fixed the crack.

        • thwack August 7, 2017 at 2:53 pm #

          Is there a poison with no taste or smell that you could inject into one of the carrots?

          Could you use a boa constrictor to guard your garden?

          or

          what about mountain lion urine?

          • sophia August 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

            Traps. We’ve killed 5 possums and 2 raccoons this year, and lost several chickens. Never had a rabbit in the garden. We use chicken wire all around it.

          • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:36 pm #

            Been bumper year for baby bunnies in sunny San Diego!
            My cat has been killing rabbits all summer.
            Sadly they ate all my tomato plants, all my lettuce, Kale, ate my beets but the one thing they won’t touch is purslane go figure.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

          Yo Dog, what do you know about getting rid of gophers? I’ve got a fucking infestation of the little bastards!

        • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

          I feel your pain. I have friends though who think groundhogs and such are really cute and they feed them. Really. I shudder to think of what would happen should people really need to live off of what they grow. Whole ‘nother head-set…..

          • badberries August 7, 2017 at 5:06 pm #

            You know what really sucks? Up until three years ago we had a nice small pack of 7-8 coyotes living in the wetlands adjacent…kept little bunny foo-foo in check. New housing went in and… bye bye coyotes, hello over population of bunnies. But on the upside, the new bunny surplus has brought back the Horned owls…I have “called in” 5 different owls in one night…have you ever heard the sound that a bunny makes when they realize that they’re on the menu…? It’s a screech you’ll never forget…warms my cold heart to hear. lol

          • ozone August 7, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

            b.b.,
            I was wondering why I didn’t have rabbits mowing down everything in the garden beds. Now I know; plenty of barred owls, coyotes, fisher cats — and now we hear of an actual black panther down the road about 3 miles! (Still cogitating on the design of that “impregnable” chicken fortress; no free-ranging around here. Wheel-able chicken wire enclosure for daytime dooryard-pecking, but no, “Run free, my children!”, death-sentence massacre stuff.)

          • sophia August 7, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

            They are cute, and nice and fat…

  23. seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 11:02 am #

    Any country with a central bank is comprehensively broke, by definition. That is the paradigm that has to change. That and religion. We have to get rid of both of them. What the world will look like after that is the question. The biggest buildings in almost any city are churches and banks. Why? They produce nothing.

  24. Walter B August 7, 2017 at 11:12 am #

    Not to worry America, the answer to our problems has already been introduced and soon will save the day for us all. New Jersey State Senator Cory Booker has introduced legislation that will not only make marijuana legal in New Jersey, but encourages the entire nation to do the same. I was already aware that the state had sent task forces on two occasions to Colorado last year whose assignment was to gather details to facilitate the legal sale of weed in our state next year once the wealthy democrat governor takes office, which has already been assured. Local PD’s have already been briefed on this fact as well.

    It is not the effects of a general population being able to get stoned any time they want to that bothers me. What bothers me about this plan is that in a nation that is already too distracted, too drunk, too doped up to care a rat’s ass about anything at all right now, how can getting even more people toasted help the problem? Will Americans, with a good buzz on, participate more in their own government? Will they care more or make more intelligent decisions?

    And anyone that thinks that giving the political scum even more money to play with will make anything any better is probably already high as a kite. Think Transportation Trust Fund, NJ State Pension System, Social Security, and on and on. We should not be throwing cash at politicians but rotted cabbages and bad tomatoes. Oh well, perhaps the inevitable will be put off for another year or three….

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 11:38 am #

      This is all about corporate America and Wall St being able to cash in on the lucrative pot market.

      • Walter B August 7, 2017 at 11:49 am #

        Hey, corporations are people too right? And never forget that we have to do anything we can to assure that corporate profits are maintained at the highest levels possible so that they can not only afford to pay off all of those sellouts in government but that they can continue to create outstanding jobs for we the people just as those “career” opportunities at Amazon:

        msn.com/en-us/money/markets/amazons-giant-jobs-fair-sends-troubling-signal-about-the-economy/ar-AApm…

      • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

        OKC (false flag CIA “proof of concept” caper to prepare the ground for 9-11), which were both about —

        I went to a talk by John Rappoport. Do you know who he is?

        • Walter B August 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

          No but I looked him up and will be checking him out, thank you. As a structural steel designer in my early career, I am one of those, like the Architects & Engineers for 911 Truth, who cannot be fooled about structural collapse and what happened that day. Unfortunately for us there are far more humans out there that have barely enough brain power to keep their lungs moving in and out on a regular basis much less understand how pathetically easy it was for those who did perpetrated the crime to get caught.

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm #

            I found out way after the fact that the same was true for OKC. The truck bomb was not even capable of all that destruction to the Murrah building. It was real, but used largely as a decoy to the main event in the building itself. McVeigh was a diversion. Still unclear on whether he knew that or was simply an unwitting dupe. My guess is the former. He knew he was a decoy, but believed he’d be “rescued” after the fact. Some in fact do believe that he was substituted for prior to the execution or that the execution itself was staged. I don’t really have an opinion on that, but it seems more likely they went ahead and eliminated him. Dead men tell no tales and all that. Google the Corbett Report video. It lays it all out pretty clearly.

          • badberries August 7, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

            I have 5 brothers-in-law, I asked them at a family gathering how many buildings collapsed on 9-11. They all said “two”…so I showed them video of WTC-7… they didn’t want to talk about it because if something like that had really happened, the news channels would have said something about it…. “you can take a horse to water but you can’t….make ….them…watch the fu@king VIDEO”!

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 6:07 pm #

            WTC-7 was the proverbial “smoking gun” alright!

          • K-Dog August 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

            I still want to know why 20 foot long puffs of smoke zipped down the corners of the twin towers seconds before they fell from the top down that day. Talk about denial, nobody ever wants to talk about them. My lying eyes were not lying when I saw them that day and it was quite a while before all the footage got doctored up. The truth was there in plain sight but nobody could deal with it at the time.

            I really do know the answer, thermite.

          • Walter B August 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

            Yes K-Dog, the masses do not want to talk about it because they simply cannot deal with the reality that we were all played for the fools that the sellouts in DC know that the masses are. Many of us watched as it happened and asked WTF? Newscasters and eyewitnesses spoke what they saw of secondary explosions and melted steel and controlled demolition and WTC-7 could not have been more in your face if Dirty Dick Cheney himself rode the building down from on top of the roof. The men who did this understood what they were dealing with in the American public and that redirection would be a walk in the park and they were right. They cannot handle the truth, Jack Nicholson was right.

          • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

            No More Fake News.com and book on false flag.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

          No, but I’ll Google him now. What’s he got to say about things?

    • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm #

      Modern day bread and circuses.

    • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

      The plant is called cannabis. I think this is inevitable. Will it make Americans more politically active? If they believe political activism made cannabis legal maybe. It’s not Wall Street wanting to cash in on the cannabis craze, it’s the pharmaceutical companies that are going to get killed. Cannabis can do almost everything synthetic drugs do and it’s free. It’s just like hemp. Hemp can do anything petroleum can do.

      • DA August 7, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

        Won’t be free for long. Just talk to the small time producers in Cali and Colorado. They’ve seen this wave coming for a while now. Big pharma stands to benefit enormously.

      • sophia August 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

        Big Pharma will steal it, and no doubt create versions that are toxic.

        • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:39 pm #

          Monsanto already has a strain.

      • messianicdruid August 8, 2017 at 11:58 am #

        “Cannabis can do almost everything synthetic drugs do and it’s free.”

        Only if you grow your own.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

      A stoned person uses less energy, content to abide in the realm of their own minds.

      • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

        Tamas.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

          Good Malthus. Reading the Gita at long last.

          • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 11:28 pm #

            Reading the Gita –NO.
            But I did attend the parade, yesterday [ratha yathra]. Seemed to be nonsense.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 11:38 pm #

            Good Old Malthus!

    • Elrond Hubbard August 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

      Walter B: “What bothers me about this plan is that in a nation that is already too distracted, too drunk, too doped up to care a rat’s ass about anything at all right now, how can getting even more people toasted help the problem?”

      On that score, the horse left the barn loooong ago. People have been using drugs to alter their consciousness since before written history, and the pitiful failure of the current war on drugs only serves to underscore the point: drugs are not going away, ever.

      The basic thrust of this blog is that we need to let go of fantasies and get real, and ceasing to waste resources on a failed crusade against pharmaceuticals and people who use them would be a fine way to start. A fraction of the time and money currently spent on enforcement could go to treatment and prevention instead, the relentless corruption of law enforcement would stop, and there would be plenty left over for useful things to make people’s lives better instead of worse. (Sadly Cory Booker is a slimy opportunist, but even a slimy opportunist recognizes a good cause when it serves his purposes.)

      • messianicdruid August 8, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

        Decriminalization is preferred to legalization [ and thus licensing ].

        • Elrond Hubbard August 9, 2017 at 9:52 am #

          Not sure that I agree. Certain things like gambling, drugs and sex for pay are never likely to go away, but that doesn’t make them a good thing. Regulation and taxation are one way to keep them in hand, without making criminals out of otherwise non-violent people who are just serving the wider society’s hypocritical needs.

          Likewise, sex workers ought to have access to worker’s comp and some kind of health insurance (good for their customers, too). And whatever you think of Elliot Spitzer, he had a serious jones to prosecute the banksters who ended up getting away with their crimes. The apex financial predators rejoiced when he got arrested over a boner.

      • Sean Coleman August 9, 2017 at 12:41 pm #

        I don’t know about America, although I suspect it is not much different, but in Britain the war on drugs is a myth. There was never more than a half-hearted attempt to control and deter drug use, and that was in the early days. By the early 70s it was over. PM Jim Callaghan opposed drugs on conventional moral grounds but was out-manoeuvred and out-gunned by his progressive colleagues. The signatories of the famous 1967 half-page advertisement in the Times included many respectable establishment names. The favourite tactic in Britain (as in all ‘progressive’ causes, including abortion) was to introduce laws by means of ‘private members bills’ (that is, not official government policy) thereby allowing the progressives in all parties to push through the ‘caring’ legislation.

        The way that Conservative minister Ann Widdecombe was stitched up by her party colleagues in the 90s when she showed a determination to enforce the drug laws (nominally strict but in practice hardly ever enforced) is typical. In the same way Thatcher was removed from office because she had become a sceptic on Europe (people still think it was because of the unpopular ‘poll tax’).

        This myth has been exploded by Peter Hitchens’s book The War We Never Fought with its amusing cover imitating the sleeve of Sgt Peppers.

        I don’t watch films. In fact I can’t stand them, but thinking back over those I have seen drug use is not frowned upon. Isn’t there a scene in Serpico (early or mid 70s?) where the protagonist smokes a joint with his girlfriend? The audience were not expected to disapprove.

        The so-called war on drugs has had some odd results. Early on the strategic decision was made by drug lobbyists to classify some drugs, such as cannabis or marijuana, as softer than others although in a few cases it has caused devastating mental illness. And how many barbaric murders (mass and single) were perpetrated by drug users, usually marijuana? How many Isis outrages would there have been around the world if you subtracted the influence of marijuana alone?

        Another oddity is the difference between the way dealers and users are treated. The former are ‘pure evil’, to be locked up, while the latter are either their innocent victims or merely ‘rational actors’ (I love these clichés) ‘exercising choice’. As Hitchens observes there is a mysterious transubstantiation whereby the evil product of the drug dealer becomes the harmless pleasure of the consumer.

    • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:17 pm #

      It is not the effects of a general population being able to get stoned any time they want to –while surviving on EBT and living in a vehicle?

  25. Elrond Hubbard August 7, 2017 at 11:13 am #

    Berlin street artist group cleverly undo swastika graffiti – BBC News

    youtu.be/exPElLnXHac

  26. hmuller August 7, 2017 at 11:28 am #

    You can’t scare me, JHK, I’ve got bitcoins in a computer; and the future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.

    • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      I gotta say there’s more and more of me wanting to leave behind this gloom and doom and just chill out.

    • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

      Funny. and Blue Apron delivers your meals?

  27. fineline August 7, 2017 at 11:35 am #

    Great post.

  28. sprawlcapital August 7, 2017 at 11:44 am #

    Can you think of any more large-scale, complex technology than self-driving cars?

    I mean, they need satellites for the GPS and flawless software and hardware. And they need smooth-surfaced highways to run on. Think of how they will deal with pothole-infested pavement that is rapidly returning to gravel. And, here in the Midwest, they will need to figure out the game of “road hockey” that takes place when there is a coating of ice on that nice smooth pavement.

    But my techno-narcissist friends tell me autonomous vehicles are the future. There’s no stopping them.

    • RIB August 7, 2017 at 11:59 am #

      Literally

    • Walter B August 7, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      Sounds like we can never get Too Much Magic, eh?

    • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 1:06 pm #

      How much magic do you need when Tesla is getting 1,800 new orders a day for their new Model 3?

  29. voxchannel August 7, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    Back in the Days of Obama all my 50 year old cousins were talking about how the world had ended, and since the beginning of the Iraq War and even before then preppers danced around the internet singing songs of Armageddon.

    There was that book, by Cormac McCarthy, about how he was alone with his child and no food on a cold and lonely road and everything was, you know, finished.

    So I packed and waited, packed and waited, finally gave up and spent my money having an affair and not really working; now we’re back to this.

    Look as long as there are young people who are tempted by life, hell will continue to be mostly individual. I will tell you why; it’s because as long as there are people and food and water somewhere, there will be an economy, and as long as there is an economy we’ve got the same fighting chance to live the same pretty good day that we had the day before.

    Don’t become one of the over-50 it’s-all-over people. It might be all over for you. But it aint over for them. Not until the very last deck chair has been repositioned

    • Mountain gal August 7, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      Stirling wrote an excellent fiction book series(still in process) of what happened in the world when something caused combustion engines, electricity, guns, etc. to no longer work(series starts with “Dies the Fire”). Anyway, he writes that pretty much it was the young who survived the upheavals and were able to create and thrive in the new world. Most of those older were either too dependent on meds they could no longer get or unable to adjust to the changed world. I suspect he is right.

      • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 12:00 am #

        Yeah the first one has some good tips on survival. Check out “Lucifer’s Hammer” for another good, practical post Apocalypse pot boiler.

  30. wm5135 August 7, 2017 at 1:17 pm #

    Some think that it will be the same as always only different.

    I bet you can disavow yourself of that mindset! The abyss indeed.

  31. Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    White Men fight back against their dispossession.

    dailystormer.com/the-google-manifesto-is-unabomber-tier-full-text/

    • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

      unabomber?

      • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

        He wrote a great Manifesto, with much overlap with Mr Kunstler’s views. It’s very well written, with a geometer’s style in the manner of Euclid’s Elements. The violence isn’t part of it if memory serves, just a critique of mass, impersonal society. Please don’t tell me you didn’t read it.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

          I read it and thought the same. Whatever else you want to say about him, Ted Kaczynski was brilliant in his analysis, and long before most everyone else at that.

        • badberries August 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm #

          I know Ted…Missoula MT. early eighties. We had some spirited discussions about Reaganomics and the general “head-up-the -ass-ness” of the typical american undergrad. “a good job..three car garage, new mini-van for Mom and the 2.3 kids every 2 years and new Mercedes every 3 years for Daddy and a new F-250 for that 1 week a year when they go “Glamping” at the RV campground in the “North” country.
          Ted was polite but odd. Kinda miss our convos.. maybe I’ll write him a note…

        • badberries August 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm #

          If I have to fault Ted K. for one thing, it’s that he chose the deepest, darkest old growth Pine stand in Montana to set up house….his location NEVER got any direct sunlight…kinda hard to grow a decent garden given that constraint. Maybe that’s why he went koo-koo.

          • BackRowHeckler August 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

            Ya, but too bad Ted liked to send bombs thru the mail and blow up people. That’s what got him in prison, not his manifesto.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

            He grew potatoes fertilized with his own shit. Perhaps he didn’t age his shit properly and poisoned his brain.

            Ever watch Buckaroo Banzai? Remember “John Smallberries”?

    • thwack August 7, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

      Why doesn’t some white man make his own version of Google called “Woogle?”

      Do I hafta think of everything for you guys?

      • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

        Thas right, Wack. Google is actually a Black Company. Blacks invented everything but those White Cave Men stole it all and shit.

  32. badberries August 7, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

    Goddammit! I’d like to stick around and read all of the comments here but I’ve got a buttload of green beans to pickle. garlic is ready, onions ready, habaneros & jalapenos ready…little early for the dill. apple trees are loaded to the nuts…mmm spicy apple sauce anyone?

    • pequiste August 8, 2017 at 12:58 am #

      Hey there Badberries.

      With your announcement of a fine harvest in progress, especially in light of this week’s JHK missive, could you pray tell what Plant Hardiness Climate Zone you are able to get such bounty from?

      I’m going to take a w.a.g. and say Zone 6 West Coast.

  33. Newton Finn August 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Financial constraints and environmental constraints are two very different phenomena. Yet they are continually lumped together into the three big E’s that will bring down global civilization as we’ve known it: environment, energy, and the economy. The essential difference between the last E and the former two (easily merged into one), is that debt-based money is a purely human construct subject to political will. Sovereign money systems, detached from central banks, could provide ample funds to do many of the “unprofitable” things that cannot be done under a debt-based money system (from environmental remediation to housing the homeless), with taxation being used as a tool to control the money supply and avoid inflation. A number of unorthodox economists are starting to think along these lines, and the following link is a good place to start to explore the possibilities that flow from sovereign money. Finding the political will to re-invent the money creation system seems to present an insurmountable problem, of course, but as the other two E’s relentlessly increase the pressure on our failed and ecocidal neoliberal world order, perhaps what seems impossible today will become inevitable tomorrow. I know hope is terribly out of fashion, and that even if we changed our way of life tomorrow, much dark-age reality still awaits us, but I think if we lose our ability to imagine a more viable future, however distant, we’ve already lost the game.The mortal enemy of our species and all living things is named TINA.

    itsthepeoplesmoney.blogspot.com/

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

      Finding the political will to re-invent the money creation system seems to present an insurmountable problem, of course…

      You’re right, but that’s no small problem in itself. A lot of people have become very wealthy under the current system. Last I heard, almost none of them intend to give any of it back, other than in relatively small amounts as a tax write off.

  34. janet August 7, 2017 at 2:15 pm #

    More moving parts means more can go wrong –ozone

    Internal combustion car = 1,000 moving parts

    Electric car = 20 moving parts

    • JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

      The East German Trabant’s 2-cycle engine had only SEVEN moving parts! Those little turd mobiles were indestructible. Even a man drunk on vodka could repair them. Most Soviet-bloc cars were like that.

      Now, a TESLA, on the other hand, the owner wouldn’t DARE try to fix anything on it! Let alone cut a hole in the floor so he could go ice fishing and stay in the warm car.

      I predict Soviet-era cars will finally be appreciated as the World Made By Hand becomes reality. GAZ-21 Volga! Strong like bull!

      • pequiste August 8, 2017 at 12:48 am #

        Yes! JIF is absolutely correct about the famous Iron Curtain car -Trabant. Not only a great little engine but what about that body.

        Made of recycled cotton and phenol resins from the then East German chemical industry and turned into magic: Duroplast. Lightweight, strong, sort of like fiberglass, but with even more potential when reaching the end of its service life as a car body. Shredded and added to concrete it has all the positive aspects of reinforced concrete without the bothersome rust of rebar. Brilliant.

        Now for a real formal and proper military parade, nothing can ever touch a ZIL.

  35. Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    climatedepot.com/2017/08/04/temperatures-plunge-after-australias-bureau-of-meteorology-orders-fix/

    More Global Warming fraud – for the Enemy has many servants, small and large, willing and unwilling, known and unknown, knowing and unknowing.

    We will rectify this: the Good will be taught, the Unwilling will be freed, and the Evil will be smashed.

    The Smashans are the Burning Grounds where Kali reigns. Yes, bodies burn there but they are also burning grounds of the Heart. Because ultimately, the war is within every heart. And as the Theologica Germana says, nothing burns in Hell but self will. Smashan Tara will do it for you in this world if you let Her.

    • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

      Are you off your meds or something?

      • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

        You always say that when I hit the spot. We’re going to destroy your world and rebuild it to reflect what We want and what We are.

        • seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

          Who exactly is “We”? Trumptards. Your numbers are dwindling, not surging.

        • DA August 7, 2017 at 4:42 pm #

          Don’t tell me you’ve acquired dragons Janos! I can almost picture you on the Iron Throne now.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 4:51 pm #

            How is Danaerys doing btw? I haven’t kept up with the show. Has her army of Zombies and freed Brown slaves attacked the West yet?

            How art imitates life or is it the other way around? Almost as if the same people making movies also rule us. The Zombies are Leftists and Anti-Fa and the Browns are Muslims and Mexicans.

          • DA August 7, 2017 at 5:18 pm #

            Epic Dragonfire bloodfest showdown last night. I’m re-watching from the beginning, so jumping back to Season 7 always leaves me a bit discombobulated. It appears Jaime Lannister as well as one of the dragons might be finally done for, but couldn’t quite tell. They left it at a cliffhanger. Freaking Danaerys is still the hottest thing on two legs though. Worth the price of admission to watch her alone. Also, Snow discovered ancient cave writings that indicate the White Walkers (what a stupid concept!) were enemies even in the old times, so he’s almost convinced Sugar Cakes to join the fight up north. They left that not fully resolved as well, as she wants Snow to “bend the knee” in return. Just like a little fucking Queen! I think I’d probably do it for her though. I’m betting they end up together though.

  36. EvelynV August 7, 2017 at 2:52 pm #

    There is a somewhat unthinkable solution.

    From the perspective of the one percenter, things would be a whole lot better if the world population was significantly reduced, say by 90 or 95 percent.

    The technology exists to accomplish that in the dedicated hands of the right sociopaths.

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

      I’ve considered that extensively for some time now. I think a fair number of others have too. Not unthinkable at all.

  37. Tonto August 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    Prince Phillip has been espousing this for decades . He wants to be reincarnated as a population decimating virus.

  38. tucsonspur August 7, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

    “Paradoxically, a young person could do far worse than seeking employment in one of the currently trendy auto customization shops. Skills that could be developed: practical engineering, metalwork and fabrication, general…” DA

    I’d love to be working with the Garage Squad, or at Kindigit Design, or with Dan at Fantomworks, or better yet at Welderup, building Vegas Rat Rods.

    Those Vegas rat rods are cool. Avoid slick, sleek, robotic corporate precision at all cost.

    Yeah, Mad Max, Mad Max Fury Road, Imperator Furiosa, that’s the stuff. Coming soon?

    • DA August 7, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

      They’re pretty impressive, even allowing for the obvious editing magic.

  39. mrmiller August 7, 2017 at 3:48 pm #

    But…….Econtalk.org just put out a podcast this morning arguing that growth is the only moral and logical way forward. No one will be ok until everyone owns 3 cars each, a McMansion, a log cabin, and eats seafood and beef for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kunstler is delusional; he apparently isn’t even moral. Growth is not only possible, but the only way forward, we just aren’t in the correct and proper mindset.

    Put aside the fact that I agree with Kunstler that growth ISN’T EVEN FUN. Our techno-fairy-land called America is an inhospitable swamp of deranged living arrangements, and people are pretty miserable, myself included. But hey, my father tells me that I am not right to want to move out to the woods like Theodore Kaczinski and denounce civilization. That I’m wrong for not wanting to go to school and become a slave to the bankers, and that it’s wrong of me for not wanting to work at stupid and pointless jobs and for not goosestepping into a ‘career’, and continuing the cycle of American living patterns. Apparently, I am wrong for wanting to create an app that allows everyone to go on a mass strike and stop working and stop being brainless consumers.

    So, right now at least. The hamster wheel keeps turning; we are both the hamster and the wheel and the spinning has reached terminal velocity. The g-forces from the spinning will rip out the hamster’s guts.
    But maybe it didn’t matter…..the hamster was already dead.

    • tucsonspur August 7, 2017 at 4:15 pm #

      It’s simply animal cruelty, to both people and the hamster.

      As long as population growth continues, “overall” growth IS the only way forward. Otherwise it’s unemployment, starvation, riots, etc.
      Grow till we can’t grow no more. That’s the ticket and the thicket.

      Don’t forget the good things. They do exist. Seize the day and find them.

      • mrmiller August 7, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

        I mean, I get that, but there’s a lot of wasteful and counterproductive growth – growth that isn’t necessary and actually uses more resources than is optimal, such as beef consumption and happy motoring. And a lot of food is still wasted in this country.

    • Therian August 7, 2017 at 4:29 pm #

      Pay no attention to the “have a nice day” types of responses like Tucsonspur below.

      I’m guessing that you are a young, idealistic person. Your father is like most Americans. He thinks that our Big Box way of life is going to exist in perpetuity and he just wants you to be at the feeding trough of such a society.

      I say … pay attention to your instincts because if you’re in your 20s or 30s you WILL live to see a day when the current American way of life collapses like a cheap tent. “Being brainless consumers” has led the average American household into deep debt i.e., $15,000+ of installment credit debt for households that carry credit card deb t.

      You’re young enough to adapt your life to the realities that are coming. I suggest you listen to your inner voices.

      • tucsonspur August 7, 2017 at 5:13 pm #

        Pay no attention at your peril, my message is essentially the same as Mr. JHK’s. Read my post again.

  40. Therian August 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    This just in on Finance.yahoo.com … shale is hitting a serious crisis. Even in the red hot Permian basin, well production decline rates are getting serious. Many drillers made the mistake of putting new wells too close to old wells causing a production decline in a group of wells.

    The era of the USA being net energy independent are rapidly coming to a close.

    • mrmiller August 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

      And why would it matter if we were independent anyway? So that we can continue driving to Walmart and whatnot? I know most people don’t use natural gas to drive to Walmart, but some do. It’s probably for the best that oil production starts going down a little, so that we can readjust our ways of life.

      • Therian August 7, 2017 at 4:16 pm #

        I don’t know why you’d think my message was in any way supportive of the fossil fuel industry. I was just reporting the silent calamity that’s going on in the shale patch.

        Personally, I long for the day when most of the country is run on wind and solar.

        • mrmiller August 7, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

          That day will coincidentally be the same day when you’re riding bicycles on the freeway, as far as I can tell. Which is perfect for me. I think that would be sublime. A peaceful, agrarian existence.

          • Therian August 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

            You paint a nice picture of bicycles on the freeway but, alas, the USA is scaled to cars, not pedestrians or bicyclists. I live in one of the worst areas in this regard i.e., the Phoenix metropolitan area. Most Americans aren’t remotely in the kind of physical condition to bike 10 miles a day to run their errands.

            Therefore, I don’t think the transition to a “peaceful, agrarian existence” will be a serene transition. It will involve economic collapse and a meteoric rise in violent crime. Alas, I wish it were not so.

  41. Therian August 7, 2017 at 4:12 pm #

    Jim talks about the comprehensive level of bankruptcy in the USA and these days with the fake prosperity of a high stock market, nobody is mentioning this any more. Among households holding credit card debt, the average debt is an astonishing $15,000+. Also, nominal household income has fallen by $4000 per year since 2010.

    One can philosophize until one is blue in the face but hard numbers put an end to philosophy. The US household is in huge trouble. Little wonder that American suicide rates are going through the roof. Though we’d like to paint ourselves as an idealistic country, money troubles end marriages and friendships and put enormous strain on individual psychologies.

    • tucsonspur August 7, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

      And at one time here, a certain poster, barely wetting her lips at the Pierian Spring, declared debt to be just an “abstraction”.

      • Therian August 7, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

        That poster you mentioned must have been a huge Dick Cheney fan. Remember that old Dick said that “deficits don’t matter”.

  42. Elrond Hubbard August 7, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    How Canada became an education superpower

    More than a third of young adults in Canada are from families where both parents are from another country. But the children of newly-arrived, migrant families seem to integrate rapidly enough to perform at the same high level as their classmates.

    bbc.com/news/business-40708421

    “When there are debates about the world’s top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland or Norway.

    “But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international rankings. …

    “The top performers are often cohesive, compact societies and the current highest achiever, Singapore, has been seen as a model of systematic progress, with each part of the education system integrated into an overarching national strategy.

    “Canada does not even really have a national education system, it is based on autonomous provinces and it is hard to think of a bigger contrast between a city state such as Singapore and a sprawling land mass such as Canada.

    “The OECD, trying to understand Canada’s success in education, described the role of the federal government as ‘limited and sometimes non-existent’.

    “Also not widely recognised is that Canada has a high level of migrants in its school population.”

    This is not bragging. I get accused over and over again of finger-wagging superiority when I post things like the above. Those accusations are full of shit.

    This post is targeted squarely at the shrill, bigoted insistence by the many racists in this forum that people from different cultures or with different skin colours can never adjust, assimilate or succeed in western societies. (I’m looking at you, JimInFlorida.) You’re wrong. The facts show that you’re wrong. Now smarten up and get right.

    • BackRowHeckler August 7, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

      We don’t really give a sh*t about, Canada, Elrond.

      the last I heard about Canada is your femme boy PM cut a $10 million check to a Jihadi who killed a US Army medic in Afghanistan.

      So f*ck Canada.

      brh

      • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 10:38 am #

        Americans crossing into Canada carrying guns with ‘alarming frequency’

        theglobeandmail.com/news/national/americans-crossing-into-canada-carrying-guns-with-alarming-frequen…

        “Six Americans have been charged with bringing handguns across the New Brunswick border so far this summer, as a Canadian prosecutor says it’s proving difficult to let otherwise law-abiding people know they can’t bring firearms on vacation.

        “‘The offences continue to occur with alarming frequency during the summer months,’ federal prosecutor Peter Thorn said from Hampton, N.B.

        “Five men – three from Florida, two from New England – pleaded guilty and were fined between $1,500 and $2,000, he said.

        “Thorn, who has prosecuted these cases for years, said most of the people caught are ‘respectful and law abiding citizens of the U.S.A.’ who are unaware handguns are prohibited in Canada.

        “He said many don’t realize they can legally declare firearms and leave them behind as they enter the country. Many of the tourists are 60 and older, and from the South.

        “The Canadian government has issued travel advisories, and there is signage at the border, but some Americans keep bringing their guns and lying about it, he said.

        “Thorn said each time he handles a case, he asks the judge for a sentence that will deter others from travelling armed, but word doesn’t seem to filter back to the U.S.”

        Leave ’em at home, please.

    • JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

      The propaganda sleight-of-hand is all too obvious. Also, consider the source i.e. BBC. Automatic credibility downgrade.

      The article conveniently washes the 3rd World cast-offs with the superior immigrants from Japan and China. Being surrounded by an established WHITE population enables the good immigrants to achieve what they do. They also enable the BBC to fabricate the bullshit story that all immigrants are good for Canada. They wouldn’t DARE break down those stats by demographics!!!

      Canada was perfectly good when it was lily White and traded with the native Inuits. So what if a few gifted Japanese and Chinese showed up and went to school in Canada? WHO MADE THE SCHOOLS POSSIBLE IN THE FIRST PLACE??? Whites did… and it’s time Ottawa stopped abusing the Whites who made Canada wonderful to start with.

      Elrond, this immigrant shell game may fool you but, not me.

      • malthuss August 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

        At SBPDL a commenter uses the handle ‘A Chinese in Canada’.
        He knows some of what goes on,

        • Q. Shtik August 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

          I prefer ‘a Chinee in Canada’ 😉

  43. Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm #

    Nazi Saint has passed to the realm of the Lute and Lyre.

    dailystormer.com/heroic-holodenialist-ernst-zundel-has-died/

    • JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

      Requiescat in pace, Herr Zundel.

      He devoted his life in the service of his Race and has earned a martyr’s honor in death.

      • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 9:20 am #

        Canada was well rid of him, and now the world is rid of him as well. Feast, worms.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

          The worms are waiting for you as well, evil one. How few will mourn you though. And how many mourn for Mr Zundel.

  44. sophia August 7, 2017 at 5:48 pm #

    Janos and Jim,

    Maybe some of that stuff you posted yesterday about the white male getting eliminated and women becoming deadly, is actually part of the little elite culture that you for some reason follow, but aren’t part of.

    Check this out:
    youtube.com/watch?v=AjnuWyP1wPw

    • JimInFlorida August 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

      No sophia, MGTOW is for Everyday Men who have had enough of the gynocentric tyranny and are walking away from it.

      While I can empathize with the Fighting Spirit of the video you presented, the following channels are just a FEW examples of MGTOW:

      youtube.com/channel/UC4DyPLVr8OsvTtShvPEEk4w

      youtube.com/channel/UCwobag5HX2Zu4w66Rj3La3g

      youtube.com/channel/UCpsuUgmFvHpDXs96pgdrq6g

      These MGTOW channels are for old guys like me who are past the drama and are building our fortresses.

      There are MGTOW channels for every Awakened Man, at any age, of any race, and in whatever stage of the Red Pill he is experiencing.

      • sophia August 8, 2017 at 12:12 am #

        That film wasn’t at all about men and women. It was about wimpy lefties calling for civil war and how the tougher, conservative, redneck types are going to bowl them over. But I don’t somehow see them caving to the sillier sort of feminism.

      • sophia August 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        OK, Jim, I am watching. I’ve quite a few thoughts. I’m watching the middle one now and I am annoyed that they are lying, saying 99% of all military deaths are men. I think they forgot one tiny little thing – there are more human beings in this world than Americans. This is a real pet peeve of mine. For example, they said 8 women died in Viet Nam. But Viet Nam was more of a massacre than a war, in which something like 100:1 was the death ratio of them to us. So how many women and children and old people went up in smoke in Viet NamAnd what kind of diseases and birth defects did we leave behind? Don’t get me started on the siege of St. Petersburg. Have you looked into the amount of bombing done upon Germany, and do you know that we had already bombed 90% of Japanese cities before dropping the two big ones?

        85% of homeless are men. Interesting that. In Crimea most of the homeless looking street beggars were women. Wondered about the cause of that difference. But men are schizophrenic at higher rates than women, I believe, and perhaps have higher rates of substance abuse.
        The rest of it makes points I agree with.

      • sophia August 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm #

        One of them won’t play. The other he talks way too slow. I’ve read a bit on The Rational Male, this is similar, although that guy is a good writer.
        There are some fair points, and some stuff is just immature. For example, is life more difficult when you take on a lot of responsibility? Duh, yeah, it is. Ask how much free time a woman has with a 3 month old infant.

        A lot of this stuff focuses on men not getting much sex in committed relationships. I really have no info on that and wonder how common it is. I am always surprised that anyone would expect fidelity if they have not done their best to reasonably satisfy their partner sexually. But that’s me I guess. I think monogamy seems like a necessity but perhaps we take it a bit too seriously. It’s an ideal, but does it always work?

        Men are quite easy to make happy, so are the women fools or are the men boors? I suspect both. One question I have is in these relationships where there isn’t much sex, how often does the woman have an orgasm when they do have sex?

        • JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 9:57 am #

          At least you’re watching some MGTOW videos. I’ve watched them for 3 years (my first Red Pill awakening) and it is still developing.

          To YOU, being a woman with decades of gynocratic diktats on her side, this is all shocking to you, and even repugnant, since your interest in the status-quo is being challenged. MGTOW is growing exponentially because the evidence is solid and Good Men are waking up. “Good Men” being those men who are the Marriage Material that a woman looks for after she’s had her fun with the Bad Boys. Good Men have taken the Red Pill and are walking away; with their wealth and integrity intact.

          Naturally, some videos address niche issues but, you haven’t seen the videos addressing the Big Picture of MGTOW.

          I don’t worry so much about war casualties of men vs. women. That isn’t the point of MGTOW.

          The MAIN grievances of MGTOW are the Marriage-Divorce Industrial Complex, ubiquitous bad behavior of women, and a tyrannical Police State that defends both with the barrel of a gun. A Police State that is also at war with straight men. Especially Straight White men who refuse to accept the feminist narrative.

          James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired for his anti-feminist manifesto, is living proof of what MGTOW has been saying all along. As I said earlier, Mr Damore’s manifesto reveals that he doesn’t know MGTOW yet because he was struggling to articulate his social experiences with the specialized vocabulary of an engineer. MGTOW will give him instant focus, clarity, and the rhetorical architecture to make his message vastly more powerful.

          As for sex, I’d like to see a No-Sex Divorce Law that grants a fast-track divorce FAVORABLE to the spouse not getting sex in marriage.
          You’re right, men are not hard to please in a marriage. Women are NEVER SATISFIED. That’s why the No-Sex Divorce Law should replace No-Fault Divorce.

          • sophia August 10, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

            *”To YOU, being a woman with decades of gynocratic diktats on her side, this is all shocking to you, and even repugnant, since your interest in the status-quo is being challenged.”

            Be careful about making assumptions. Better answer actual points or questions I may ask.

            * MGTOW is growing exponentially because the evidence is solid and Good Men are waking up. “Good Men” being those men who are the Marriage Material that a woman looks for after she’s had her fun with the Bad Boys.”

            Please be clear that I do agree with much of the stuff there and on Rational Male. But it is a very particular point of view which is a bit narrow. Men who have issues with women quite naturally decide that the problem is with the women and a logical structure to explain it all is easily done. In other words, this is one-sided. I note that in seeing what RM writes and this guy, that they are in fact attracted to ‘babes”, not mature, logical women of good will. Then they are surprised that they are conniving, dishonest and out for themselves. In human beings, you’ve got several levels of emotional and spiritual maturity, as well as intelligence. Sincerity is probably one of the greatest human attributes. Birds of a feather flock together. People attract friendships and relationships with people of their own caliber, albeit with sex differences, so the man does not see his own faults, but he sure does see hers.

            One thing I know from years working in my field is that there are many happy marriages.

            Isn’t it the case that the situation of women cutting the men off from their children is already decreasing? But I fully agree with this if it is a problem, and in fact another problem that I find utterly unacceptable is when grandparents are cut off from their grandchildren, usually by a daughter in law after divorce, and sometimes even during marriage to a wimp. I think such grandparents should have some sort of arbitration available to them. I also think that people who break the rules should probably be given a slight fine.

            Well, how are you going to define no sex?

            I don’t dispute that women can be difficult and hard to understand. Our inner world is more complex than men’s and if the woman is not well put together, she herself doesn’t know what is reasonable or not. One thing I have thought quite a bit about is how while men get blamed for their greater violence, what about women’s crimes? They are more subtle but just as cruel and damaging.

            I am married to a wonderful man and I couldn’t be more satisfied. Slowly I do more and more things his way simply to please him because I am so grateful for the way he has made my life so much easier and better. I think he is probably a beta husband and his first wife, instead of understanding her great good fortune, learning to love him more, was in her selfish bubble and took him for granted until she up and left. We’ve heard rumors that she is “disappointed in men.” And this fool was married to my husband, had a child with him and dumped him.

  45. amb August 7, 2017 at 6:36 pm #

    The USA can’t be bankrupt. Ever. It prints money. The bond market is the largest savings account and safe haven on the planet. It’s a new world. If you are still in the gold standard and “classical economics” paradigm you are going to fare very well in the future. Look into Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). This is what is going on now in this century.

    The harbingers of Armageddon look more and more foolish as each year goes by.

  46. amb August 7, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    Correction:

    …you are NOT going to fare very well in the future.

  47. janet August 7, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

    “The harbingers of Armageddon look more and more foolish with each passing year. —amb

    Agree. I’ve been reading their predictions of “imminent” doom for more than forty years now. None of theirs fears have basis in reality.

    No hyperinflation, no collapse, no need for a gold standard, no disaster from what they erroneously call “the Fed’s printing press” … yet they remain true believers.

    • Therian August 8, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

      Forty years?? So you’re telling me that the recession of 1981, the Crash of 1987, the crash of 2000-2001, and the Great Recession didn’t happen and didn’t take down millions of people with them?

      I do not believe in hoarding gold or any of that other survivalist nonsense but the state of consumers and businesses from the point of view of DEBT is dire. Households that carry installment credit debt owe $15,000+ per family. That average household’s income is $53K down from $57K just seven years ago.

      Falling wages and soaring debt … a witches brew that’s going to blow up in our face.

  48. Pucker August 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

    What is the advantage of a mule over a horse?

    “Think: carpentry, blacksmithing, basic medicine, mule-breeding, simplified small retail, and especially farming, along with the value-added activities entailed in farm production. “

    • OHealihy August 8, 2017 at 2:05 am #

      The biggest advantage of a mule over a horse is that they know when to stop eating. Also, they will not place themselves in danger, and they are sterile. They are wiser than alot of the horse’s asses that have taken to displaying their faux wisdom and bullshit prognotications here twice weekly. I have read this blog for 17 years, and today I finally wished for a “too fucked-up” button to start flagging with. Time to cull the herd fahma Jim ! Mules will be more valuable than alot of people in the WMBH.
      For cultivating a large garden they are nimble footed and invaluable.

      • Therian August 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

        I really hate when people use abbreviations like WMBH that really are not self-explanatory. Not all of us live on this blog and know your insider shortcuts.

    • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 1:33 pm #

      You can’t work a mule to death like you can a horse.

  49. seawolf77 August 7, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

    The one sure thing about life…it goes on.

  50. BackRowHeckler August 7, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    Very poetic statement Jim, but one grounded in reality. The first sentence could have read “I regret to have to tell you this …” Its a hard message to take, but a necessary one I’m afraid.

    But wait one minute, sir. ‘Gender Studies’ is the fastest growing academic discipline on campus right now, a prism thru which all other subjects are viewed (the engineering dept, at Purdue will begin taking race and gender into consideration in all classes beginning this year) How dare you impugn it! No wonder you’re not getting any more speaking engagements over at State U or Young Adult Day Care U, the local 60 thousand per year private college.

    brh

    • janet August 7, 2017 at 9:24 pm #

      Until women are paid 100% of what men are paid, we desperately need more gender studies… Until the patriarchy educates itself and puts equality into practice.

      • K-Dog August 7, 2017 at 9:45 pm #

        Do you mean I can get paid for sex someday?

        • sophia August 8, 2017 at 12:22 am #

          Maybe. You look like a purebred…but your owners will pocket the money!

      • Walter B August 7, 2017 at 10:47 pm #

        Bullshit Janet. What women need is to grow a set or stop competing. Do you really think that other men give us a break or even a fair deal in business interaction? If you do you are a fool. To every man in business, every other man is another sap to be used and abused. To be stepped on for gain and tossed aside once used. Do you really think they care about each other? That is ridiculous. Everything a man gets to achieve in the business world he has to take. Women who work for less simply do not have what it takes to get what they want and so do the men that cringe and cower in front of the Gordon Geckos of the world. See it, want it, take it. If you cannot handle the rules do not compete. And BTW, I know many, many women than not only can, but do.!

        • BackRowHeckler August 7, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

          There’s that Walter, plus wait and see what happens when newly minted female soldiers and Marines get thrown into combat against North Korean infantry or ISIS terror brigades. There is a reason, in the 10 thousand years of recorded human history, why soldiers have been men. Ours seems to be a civilization that ignores reality and reason, which is partly what this site is all about. I wonder how the ladies will endure the conditions of say a Verdun or a Stalingrad? And what happens when they are captured? Will NK special forces, 188,000 strong, observe the niceties of the Geneva Convention? ISIS most likely will keep the blonds around for their own comfort and shoot the rest, and maybe post it on Facebook.

          brh

          • JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 11:28 am #

            The U.S. Armed Forces wouldn’t DARE attempt an invasion of the DPRK. Our politically-correct forces would be SLAUGHTERED by their hardcore and superbly indoctrinated soldiers. North Korean society has a weapon that ZOG can never defeat. It is called HOMOGENEITY. They enjoy an organic solidarity that America hasn’t seen since WW2. We may discover that the Norks PREFER the dictatorship of the Kim Dynasty to the anomic mudsharking hellhole that we have to offer.

            At best, all we could do is throw lots of stand-off weapons at them. The Norks will meet us at sea with whatever they have and will certainly sink at least one capital warship. At the last minute, the Chinese may decide to come to the aid of their racial cousins. Then the U.S. would be routed.

            Would we then nuke our only source of Chinese-made stuff? Hell No! We can’t even make an AM-FM radio in house. President Trump needs to fire a bunch of Obama holdovers if that’s what it takes to quell their talk of war with the DPRK.

          • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

            While the Chinese are with us now, they will hardly be with us if American troops invade North Korea. Is everybody forgetting how that first one went, with General MacAuthur wanting to nuke them and getting fired by the haberdasher. Getting our ass kicked at the Chosin Reservoir.

  51. Pucker August 7, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    Jim Rogers on American education:

    jimtalksmarkets.blogspot.hk/2017/07/asian-education-vs-american-education.html?m=1

    • Therian August 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

      Interesting video but I’m tired of all this tax cut nonsense. The state of Kansas tried Reaganomics (huge tax cuts for the rich) and guess what happened? The Kansas state budget CRATERED.

      Income disparity in the USA has rendered us veritably a Third World country. Households are only keeping together the appearance of a Middle Class through CREDIT CARDS.

      Steve Forbes and his ilk can go jump in a lake.

  52. AKlein August 7, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    Operative phrase: “Keep in mind that being in this world actually entitles you to nothing.” Nowadays them’s the kind of words that can start a riot! Nevertheless, it certainly is succinct!

    • janet August 7, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

      Correct. The world entitles you to nothing… But you can fight. You once were not entitled to a five day work week. But unions fought for workers’ rights and created a whole range of entitlements that didn’t exist… Until they did.

      • BackRowHeckler August 7, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

        Little Jane;

        I know people working 3 jobs just to get by. So much for your 5 day work week and your vaunted unions.

        Besides, the only unions left are entitled state workers over in the Bureaucratic Service Center, 50,000 strong, processing applications for welfare benefits and enrolling illegals to vote.

        brh

        • onehunglo August 7, 2017 at 10:06 pm #

          once again, brh demonstrate wisdom well beyond you years…..

          government union worker successful racket, with no end in sight.

          in decaying urban blighted centers, they only member with employment, preying upon abandoned population.

          interplanet janet enjoy flapping gums like any self respect ACLU slug, while contribute nothing of lasting value.

          that ok.

          let not you heart be troubled.

          may God be with you.

          -onehunglo

          • ozone August 8, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

            -onehungno, mr.tibbs, etc.,
            Either you (the multiple) ain’t gettin’ it, or you’re just shoveling out some more chaff to confuse and misdirect the radar. Oh, maybe it’s BOTH.

        • bentley12 August 7, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

          If enough people would demand union representation and collective bargaining, they wouldn’t have to work three jobs just to survive, and they wouldn’t have to resent workers at the fictional Bureaucratic Service Center. And illegals do not get enrolled to vote. You need to go to a Trump rally, where you can wait forever for something, anything, to trickle down from the clouds as you gaze upon a sea of suckers in their Trump hats.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

            Well said, Bentley. Once upon a time, the Unions were against illegal immigration, understanding that as scabs they destroyed their very ability to function. Big Labor has betrayed us just like Big everything else. Obviously, American shouldn’t have to compete with desperate 3rd World coolies, whether in this country or abroad.

          • Therian August 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

            This video, 6 minutes in length, shows you the incredible damage done to the US economy via “trickle down” economics. In essence, we no longer have a middle class. There APPEARS to be a middle class but that’s because they’ve racked up $15,000+ in installment credit debt to buy their toys.

            Nominal wages have dropped by $4,000 per year in just 7 years. But, really, if you haven’t seen the following video, you’re missing the big picture i.e., we now have a gigantic LOWER middle class.

            youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM

  53. Q. Shtik August 7, 2017 at 10:34 pm #

    Just to tie up a loose end from last week’s thread…I am very much alive.

    I am guessing onehunglo is the commenter who posted under the handle Q. tip, pretending to be me.

    I don’t know/remember what change in Janos’s writing style can be attributed to me.

    • malthuss August 7, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

      Welcome back.

    • BackRowHeckler August 7, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

      Wow Q, back from the dead, like Lazarus.

      brh

    • Janos Skorenzy August 7, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

      Welcome back – Stranger. Did you go towards the Light? Which one? What color?

    • pequiste August 8, 2017 at 1:26 am #

      I had personally thought that Grammarly had done you in.

      Glad you are back into the fold.

    • capt spaulding August 8, 2017 at 2:10 pm #

      onehunglo is the commenter who enjoys his own posts more than anyone.

      • Therian August 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm #

        Onehunglo is an illiterate who can’t write a single sentence in proper grammar.

        • onehunglo August 8, 2017 at 4:40 pm #

          ah, therian, you and cap’n stubing perfect subject addressed centuries ago by Confucius:

          “A fool despises good counsel, but a wise man takes it to heart.”

          that ok.

          let not you heart be troubled.

          may God be with you.

          -onehunglo

          • capt spaulding August 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

            ah, Confucius also say: “Man who scratch ass should not bite fingernails”

    • Q. tip August 8, 2017 at 8:42 pm #

      You are an imposter of the highest order.

      Janos and I both know the truth.

      Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

      -Q

  54. sophia August 8, 2017 at 12:25 am #

    I just realized that I am dreaming and I can’t wake up. Does anyone know how I can wake up?

    • pequiste August 8, 2017 at 12:29 am #

      A tooth abscess followed by a root canal should do the trick.

      Then wait for the bill —

    • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

      No, now you’re awake. You were always a butterfly dreaming you were human. Now you realize that being a butterfly is better. Try to fall asleep again.

  55. pequiste August 8, 2017 at 1:24 am #

    I cannot wait!

    Sorry, but due to my Zero-Delay-Of-Gratification Syndrome; thanks to the outstanding Operant Conditioning (and other psychological methodologies: Cognitive, Freudian, Pavlovian even) used to control the masses both here and in other post-industrial nations; I must have right fucking now Amazon.com deliver some Maui Wowee or at minimum Panama Red, to my house (even though only medicinal pot is legal in Fla.) post freaking haste! By drone, Uber or driverless car if necessary. They had better accept Bitcoin too. This new economy is off the charts great yes?

    Being in this world entitles us to nothing. O.K.

    The exception being those members of Wall Street investment banks and trading firms, Washington D.C. Beltway parasites and politicos (but I repeat myself,) Hollyweird and Tee Vee workers, professional sporting persons and celebrites, and last but not least the officers and enlisted members of the Free Shit Army. All the aforementioned person are entitled to lots of money and other great stuff.

    Why is my “special delivery” still not arrived? Will need to get some pizzas, subs and some beers over here for the munchies. That is how we recent college graduates plan for TEOTWAWKI.

    I can’t wait anymore! Call me when it’s here (isn’t there an app for that?)

    • Therian August 8, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

      I liked your list of exceptions, especially the “Free Shit Army”. Carry on.

  56. FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 7:43 am #

    The Art of Slander

    Putin critic Alexei Navalny thinks there’s a 50/50 chance he’ll be killed

    cbsnews.com/news/putin-critic-alexei-navalny-thinks-theres-a-5050-chance-hell-be-killed/

    Now the Kremlin has only one way not to fall prey to another slander.

    “The Art of Slander,” Don Basilio’s Aria from The Barber of Seville

    Let me teach you the art of slander,
    So ethereal you scarcely feel it.
    Not a motion will reveal it,
    Till it gently, o so gently,
    Almost imperceptibly begins to grow.
    First a murmur, slowly seeping,
    Then a whisper, slowing creeping,
    Slyly sneaking, softly sliding,
    Faintly humming, smoothly gliding.
    Then it suddenly commences,
    Coming nearer, reaching people’s ears and senses.
    First a mere insinuation,
    Just a hinted accusation,
    Slowly growing to a rumor,
    Which will shortly start to flow.
    What began as innuendo
    Soon is swelling in crescendo;
    Gossip turning into scandal,
    Stopping nowhere, hard to handle;
    Louder, bolder, brazen sounding,
    Stomping, beating, thumping, pounding,
    Shrieking, banging, booming, clanging,
    Spreading horror through the air.
    Rising higher, overflowing,
    Whipped to fury, madly growing,
    Like a stream of lava pouring,
    Like a mighty cannon roaring.
    A tremendous tempest raking,
    A tornado splitting, shaking,
    Like the day of judgment breaking,
    Pandemonium ev’rywhere!
    And the victim, poor accused one,
    Wretched, slandered and abused one,
    Has to slink away in shame
    And wish he never had been born.

    youtube.com/watch?v=iL0oVd5fLxo

  57. DA August 8, 2017 at 7:57 am #

    The Palace of Versailles en LA? At only $350M, a bargain for the money printing supporters among us.

    latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-jerrold-perenchio-20170807-story.html

    • Therian August 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm #

      I used to live in the SF Bay Area and had to move because I was being rent-gouged right out of town. They raised the rent on my 440 square foot studio to $3,430. No, that’s not a typo. In Palo Alto, a 1 BR apartment starts at $4,000.

      The US economy is now being driven by the rentier class and their insatiable demand for passive income. Takers, not makers, are what dominate the “success” stories.

      And it’s not just residential real estate that’s gone nuts. I used to live in Palo Alto, CA which was once a bohemian paradise full of cafes, music stores, music venues, and bookstores. Now it’s a mecca for realtors. The average home in Palo Alto is $2.6 MILLION dollars. And let me tell you, it’s a modest home.

      To some degree this scenario is playing out all across America, just not to that extreme. We’re rewarding people who take money from small businessmen and renters. Though many on this site appear to be of a Libertarian bent, I hate to break it to you but the private sector is not working anymore.

      I believe taxation rates for rental income should be the highest bracket. Period. This will discourage wealthy people from buying up properties hand-over-fist and then just waiting for the rent checks to come.

  58. Pucker August 8, 2017 at 8:05 am #

    He says that the DNC is an instrument of the Clinton Foundation.

    m.youtube.com/watch?v=ve2rMl7scC8

    • BackRowHeckler August 8, 2017 at 11:55 am #

      I don’t know Pucker, it seems like the Dem party has moved way beyond the Clintons. With a LaRaza lawyer and and Imam as its #1 and #2, I don’t think the Clintons have a lot of influence there.

      brh

  59. JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    Elrond, just in case you scroll down to the bottom for the newest comments, I’m answering your question from halfway up.

    Regarding comets, the man who first disproved the “dirty snowball” theory (and a weak theory at that) was James McCanney.

    His many works and research include the, “The Plasma Discharge Comet Model,” and his groundbreaking lecture at Los Alamos National Laboratories, “Are Comets Really Dirty Snowballs?”

    But, even if nobody made any discoveries about the true nature of space and comets, just look at what happened to Comet ISON. By the way, it was THE comet to utterly blow apart the “dirty snowball” theory! The E.U. space agency declared the “dirty snowball” theory DEAD. Furthermore, the Rosetta mission sent a lander to land on a comet. Guess what? HOT and DRY and NO WATER or liquid of any kind! As the lander penetrated the plasma ball around the comet, it discovered precisely what James McCanney predicted.

    If ANY comet containing frozen water or frozen methane traveled inside the orbit of Venus, it would blow apart from the flashing of all that frozen liquid inside! NONE would survive the trip around the Sun!!!

    But, they all survive and that means the tail must come from some other phenomenon. That phenomenon is the presence of local plasma charge and the comet represents a body of continuously different charge entering into space of a different charge. The “water” in the tail is created by the free hydrogen and oxygen atoms in space being fused in plasma tail of the comet. That was proven repeatedly.

    Comets are nothing more than asteroids in extreme elliptical orbits. They are DRY and become HOT when getting close enough to the Sun. Since they have no atmosphere, the surface gets hotter and faster. Hence, hot and dry.

    One more thing. If a comet is sublimating or ejecting water or liquid methane, we would see irregular patterns of the discharge as the comet tumbles. But, what we see in any telescope is a UNIFORM ball of charge and predictable X-ray spikes from the head. Water, methane, etc, does NONE of that.

    Why does any of this matter? I already pointed it out. If TPTB are lying about space, and the availability of unlimited energy, what else are they lying about?

    • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

      Thank you for responding to my out there question. Truly, most radical advances or paradigm shifts are accomplished by young men who aren’t afraid to ask “Why not?”. I try to stay young mentally. For those that missed it: There’s obviously a lot of energy in the atmosphere (Northern Lights) – might not there be a way to tap it? And of course there’s even more energy in outside the atmosphere. Of course bringing that in might unbalance the earth, but using what’s already here is a different story.

      It’s kind of like Anthropology: By the time we really understood what we were looking at, it was already too late since the “narrative” had hardened. Careers of prominent scientists and social workers couldn’t be interfered with by new information – like the idea that Whites were in the Americas long ago.

      I suspect a similar dynamic is at play in all the sciences, both hard and soft.

      • thwack August 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm #

        Careers of prominent scientists and social workers couldn’t be interfered with by new information – like the idea that Whites were in the Americas long ago.

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

        yeah,

        the same way blacks were in Europe long ago.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm #

          It’s not impossible: once African conditions prevailed in Europe after all. Luckily things changed and such men left or were driven out by better men.

          Hooton of Harvard said he found evidence of Negroid (not Negro) types in Early America. Perhaps Australoids from the Pacific?

          • thwack August 8, 2017 at 6:00 pm #

            Some

            “bla bla bla white man”

            said he found evidence of Caucazoids ( NOT white people) types in Early Egypt. Perhaps Albinos from Albania?

            *such men left or were driven out by better men*

            What about the women?

      • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

        It’s said that science proceeds one death at a time. That’s often true, but not always. Sometimes elder statesmen will surprise you and actually accept when their ideas are overturned by new data or more powerful theories.

        As for extracting energy directly from the atmosphere: I know of no credible proposal to get energy out of the Northern Lights. (Too bad: Canada’s future would be so bright!) On the other hand, have you ever heard of a vortex engine? It’s a semi-serious proposal for collecting solar thermal energy without the trouble and expense of building a tall chimney surrounded by mirrors. Instead, you can just create a tornado (i.e. an artificial funnel cloud) and use the updraft to drive a turbine. Fun stuff.

    • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

      JiF, see my response above. My offer stands.

      • JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

        Elrond! The E.U. Space Agency confirmed McCanney!!! Comet ISON and the Rosetta mission CONFIRMED HIM!

        Say what you will about Coast to Coast but, if the “mainstream” science won’t grant McCanney, or other independent scientists, a forum, then C2C serves a valuable public service. Yes, he was occupying the same time slot with Flat Earthers and witnesses to Bigfoot. But, James McCanney is an independent scientist and his work is NOT compromised by sponsors or government agenda.

        Phil Plait’s snarky claims are pure off-the-cuff contradiction. It is CLEAR that he has NOT investigated James McCanney’s work. It is OBVIOUS that he hasn’t read the E.U’s. own report confirming McCanney’s work in that area!

        Plait and his peers are defending pseudo-science that’s been baked into the popular culture. The kind of pseudo-science and conditional mathematics foreseen by George Orwell.

        Thanks for the offer of Scientific American. But, America is no longer scientific OR American.

  60. Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

    Canada stands strong against huddled trash.

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/haha-migrants-getting-rejected-at-the-canadian-border-after-believing-interne…

    So let’s unpack this: Does this mean Elrond is right about the Canadian system being far better at integrating minorities? Perhaps. Indeed why not, if they actually pick and choose the best ones? You know, like we used to do? Trudeau and Elrond are thus damning Trump for wanting to do the same thing they’ve been doing all along. Trudy gets to say “You have to go back” but America has no rights and is just a gigantic garbage dump. Fuck these Hypocrite Cuck Canucks.

    Btw, the advantage they enjoy is likely to be short lived as the children of well behaved minorities regress to their racial mean and/or reject bland nothing burger Canadian Culture for their own “vibrant” traditions. In the case of Muslims, that’s most unpleasant.

    • Elrond Hubbard August 8, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

      The difference between us, Janos, isn’t about I do or don’t consider to be a reasonable or defensible immigration policy. It’s about your shitty hateful bigoted attitude.

      • JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

        It’s only shitty hateful and bigoted UNTIL…. YOUR Living Space is violated!

        Let us know when a dozen feral Somali immigrants all pile into the house next door to you. Purchased with government financing.

        Janos and I will be happy to help you check your White Privilege.

      • elysianfield August 8, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

        Elrond,
        You say Janos has a shitty hateful bigoted attitude. Janos is always on point…why is his attitude shitty? You call his suggestions and comments hateful and bigoted…can Janos’s theme be presented in a manner not being considered hateful and bigoted? Is it his method of framing a statement, his intellect, or lack of veracity that you find objectionable? What do you consider hateful, bigoted language? Can hateful, bigoted language, by your definition, present truth? Is everything he says wrong because he, by your standards, is hateful and bigoted?

        Rather than impugn Janos’s comments with blanket statements, please give us specific examples of his comments that you find objectionable, and why?

        • thwack August 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm #

          “You say Janos has a shitty hateful bigoted attitude. Janos is always on point…why is his attitude shitty?”

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

          I’ll tell you why.

          Because its based on mistreatment and abuse,

          thats why.

          Janos is a harmful person, no different than a terrorist.

          And,

          and,

          just incase you think you got

          “the complexion for protection…?”

          there are a lot of WHITE PEOPLE Janos wants to mistreat, abuse and harm,

          and YOU might be one of em?

          *wake up white man*

          • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 10:32 pm #

            You sound like Janet – which is ridiculous because you’re just a Black Janos. Try and have some integrity instead of acting like a Junkyard Liberal Dog. Seeking some kind of moral high ground over me is not brotherly. Us Ethno-Supremacists (so called) have to stick together.

          • elysianfield August 8, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

            “Because its based on mistreatment and abuse”

            Thwack,
            Reality check…who has Janos mistreated and abused? Specific examples, please.

            …..Crickets?

            Complexion for protection, indeed. More substance…less shuck and jive.

            “White man never get the blues…’cause he ain’t got nothin’ to worry about….” Huddy Ledbetter

          • malthuss August 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

            BLACK JANOS???

        • beantownbill. August 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm #

          JHK himself once told me he only tolerates Janos because he is polite (not that I agree with that), but that his personal beliefs are disgusting.

          • thwack August 8, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

            Janos can get both you and JHK killed; can you tolerate that?

  61. Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/is-game-of-thrones-a-massive-psyop-by-the-jews/126858/239

    Da, is the author of this piece correct: Has the series gotten ahead of the books? And if so, how is Martin going to react to that? Obviously lots of gratuitous Gay sex has been added, but are major changes in the plot being enacted? Does he have legal recourse or has he signed all that away?

  62. Dumbedup August 8, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    We will be at war with N. Korea before the end of the year. Perhaps before Labor Day. Depending on the length of the conflict, and whom strikes whom and where, it could be the trigger. Something less than 72 hours and the effect will be negligible, or, we will quickly recover. More than 72 hours but less than 10 days can be mitigated but it will be painful. If it lasts 10+ days and involves several different parties the effect could be devastating.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

      N.Korea is a total media diversion. Putin has situation there under 100% control. We’ll see how the media scenario will develop, but no, no war.

      • Dumbedup August 8, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

        That is certainly possible, but the 500 page report by the Japanese that N. Korea has successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads and can place them on their missiles (which has been confirmed by sources) seems to make this more than a mere distraction.

        Cooler heads may prevail yet, but we are not dealing with rational people who can think clearly about solutions. (on either side) Seems to me that K. Korea’s best hope was that China would side with then before the UN, but they did not.

        Now Trump has threatened N. Korea with “Fire and fury like the world has never seen” – not if they attack, but if they continue to make threats. Seems an unnecessary escalation of rhetoric unless he meant it. If he did not mean it, and N. Korea continues on this course, then Trump becomes even less effective as a military leader than Obama with his line in the sand. (Syria)

        • FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

          we are not dealing with rational people

          We are not dealing with Nations and States, but with ideological projects and N. Korea is a part of one.

          In particular, a model of efficient self-sustaining, low consumption footprint society is being worked out there – sort of the Kunstler’s Made By Hand.

          • Dumbedup August 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

            Forget ideology or model “low footprint societies.” That is irrelevant in the current circumstances. We are dealing with nations run by narcissistic sociopaths. In this case both have the ability to push buttons or issue a single command that would change the nature of the world in which we live in a mere number of hours.

        • thwack August 8, 2017 at 6:22 pm #

          If Trump attacks North Korea, the North Koreans will attack the South Koreans,

          then when the South Koreans see their great country turned to ash, they will turn their weapons on old round eye himself;

          I ain’t thru!

          Then,

          then,

          U.S forces will panic and just start shooting at ALL Asians like they did during the Korean war

          They all look the same; right Janos?

          en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Gun_Ri_massacre

    • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 3:18 pm #

      Hate to say it, but they now do have the capacity to destroy us with an EMP strike. A few nuclear missiles shot from a commercial vessel off our coast, exploded in space over North America, could take out much of our infrastructure. We knew about this but never built to protect against it.

      I really don’t know how serious a threat he is – but he does now have the capacity. Making a movie about assassinating him surely didn’t help – even though billed as a “comedy”. Does anyone think that one can make a case to him that it wasn’t a threat from our Elite? And would you be sure that you were right about that?

      • thwack August 8, 2017 at 6:23 pm #

        Could they destroy us with mexicans?

  63. FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm #

    Judging from the fact that Benjamin Netanyahu is being hounded by the same people and by the same scenario as Trump, I incline to believe that a very nice World Project, which we could conditionally call the “Abrahamic Empire” and which former head of Israeli intelligence agency Nativ Yakov Kedmi personifies is gaining momentum.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nativ

    Within “Abrahamic Empire” Christianity, Islam and Judaism in alliance with the Western Red-and-White projects will confront the Gnostic Black Project.

    In this case, Orthodox Russia will have to decide on the place of Russia either in this World Project or in the Western Red Project which is personified by Donald Trump.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm #

      We are probably talking about alliance of Russia, Israel and Iran, and Israel, like Crimea, will become an Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation, as it was envisioned by Joseph Stalin at the time of Israel’s creation.

  64. Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    dailystormer.com/google-fires-engineer-behind-manifesto-criticizing-their-diversity-policies/

    Ah, Freedom! But it’s a private company and they can do whatever they want. Alas, yes. Culture is upstream from politics. And if the Culture isn’t free the politics won’t be either.

    • JimInFlorida August 8, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

      Is Atlas about to shrug?

      • johngalt August 8, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

        If you have to ask, then you know not John Galt.

        Sent From The New Republic.

        -JG-

        • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 7:31 am #

          You’re right. That’s why I asked Janos.

          • malthuss August 9, 2017 at 5:38 pm #

            ((( Rand)))

  65. DA August 8, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

    I assume most have read, or at least heard of, this:

    yournewswire.com/cia-911-wtc7/

    “CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11’
    July 13, 2017 Baxter Dmitry Conspiracies 1303
    CIA agent confesses to blowing up WTC7 on 9/11

    79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the “controlled demolition” of World Trade Center 7, the third building that was destroyed on 9/11.

    Mr. Howard, who worked for the CIA for 36 years as an operative, claims he was tapped by senior CIA agents to work on the project due to his engineering background, and early career in the demolition business.

    Trained as a civil engineer, Mr. Howard became an explosives expert after being headhunted by the CIA in early 1980s. Mr. Howard says has extensive experience in planting explosives in items as small as cigarette lighters and as large as “80 floor buildings.”

    The 79-year-old New Jersey native says he worked on the CIA operation they dubbed “New Century” between May 1997 and September 2001, during a time he says the CIA “was still taking orders from the top.” Mr. Howard says he was part of a cell of 4 operatives tasked with ensuring the demolition was successful.

    Mr. Howard says the World Trade Center 7 operation is unique among his demolitions, as it is the only demolition that “we had to pretend wasn’t a demolition job”. He claims he had no problem going through with the deception at the time, because “when you are a patriot, you don’t question the motivation of the CIA or the White House. You assume the bigger purpose is for a greater good. They pick good, loyal people like me, and it breaks my heart to hear the shit talk.

    Explaining how the building was bought down, Mr. Howard says, “It was a classic controlled demolition with explosives. We used super-fine military grade nanothermite composite materials as explosives. The hard part was getting thousands of pounds of explosives, fuses and ignition mechanisms into the building without causing too much concern. But almost every single office in the Building 7 was rented by the CIA, the Secret Service, or the military, which made it easier.”

    Mr. Howard explains that WTC 7 was “loaded with explosives in strategic places” in the month leading up to the day that changed the course of American history. On September 11th, while the North and South towers burned, fuses were ignited in World Trade Center 7, and nanothermite explosions hollowed out the building, destroying the steel structure, removing the reinforcements, and allowing the office fires to tear through the rest of the building, hollowing it out like a shell.

    Mr. Howard and his colleagues feared the public would see through the official narrative and rise up against the government, demanding to be told the truth.

    “There were so many loose ends, so much evidence left behind. We thought the public would be all over it. We thought there would be a public uprising that the media couldn’t ignore. They’d be funding investigations and demanding to know why they were being lied to. We thought they’d find chemical composites in the area that would prove Building 7 was blown up.

    “We thought there would be a revolution. It would go all the way to the top, to President Bush. He’d be dragged out of the White House.

    “But none of that happened. Almost nobody questioned anything. The media shot down anyone who dared question anything they were told.”

    Follow the money

    Mr. Howard claims he has “no direct knowledge” about the destruction of North and South Towers of the World Trade Center, explaining that “CIA operations are very specific” and that it is common to be working on a larger project while only understanding a small piece of the puzzle.

    But he has advice for investigators seeking to understand the entire puzzle and work out who was behind the most devastating attack on American soil in history.

    “Follow the money.”

    “When you want to find out who is behind something, just follow the money. Look at the trades made just before 9/11. These are the guys that knew what was coming. The sons of CIA agents, government officials. Close relatives of the most powerful men in America. Cheney, Rumsfeld. They all got rich. It wasn’t just the contracts awarded to their friends in the construction business and the wars and the kickbacks.”

    “It was insider trading.”

    Many countries including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Monaco launched insider trading investigations in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, believing that if they could prove Al-Qaeda operatives profited on the stock market then they could prove the terror organization was behind the attacks.

    And all the evidence pointed to heavy insider trading around 9/11.”

    • FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm #

      CIA agent confesses to blowing up WTC7 on 9/11

      Bullshit, I blew up Building 7, I am ready to confess for just 35% royalty!

    • Therian August 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

      Thanks for sharing this story, DA. It’s fascinating. Mr. Howard had virtually zero incentives to tell a tall tale because he was down to his last few weeks of life. Alas, we’re 16 years removed from 9/11 so his narrative will never be proven true.

      • Walter B August 10, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

        His narrative was in fact proven true on 11 Sep 01. The proof was in the symmetrical decent of the collapsing building structures which in itself was all the proof that was needed. Those that do not believe what they saw can never believe anyway and must be told what to believe. That is what Dirty Dick Cheney was counting on and he was correct in his assumptions.

    • Dumbedup August 9, 2017 at 8:06 am #

      It just doesn’t make any sense DA.

      This story would seem to imply that 9/11 was a planned false flag event that they didn’t need, or that the CIA assisted the terrorists in their plan.

    • Walter B August 9, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      The really sad part is that for the most part, nobody questioned it because nobody cared and they still don’t! I have been experiencing the same lack of caring in every aspect in how local, state and even federal government works (or fails to) by the general public that I deal with. They simply DO NO CARE and they do not care about anything, even their children or the future. They do not care especially about any future.

      Why would the government blow up these buildings the fools may ask? Because they people who make the guns and bombs and tanks and fighter jets and aircraft carriers and drones and even MRE’s all need there to be a BAD GUY that the US can declare another war on for the profits to keep rolling in.

      I suppose that there are plenty or really nice, but really simple. almost retarded people out there that do not understand that if you are in the business of making body bags, people need to die, and in large quantities for your business to thrive. There, do you understand now?

      • elysianfield August 10, 2017 at 11:27 am #

        I suppose that there are plenty or really nice, but really simple. almost retarded people out there that do not understand that if you are in the business of making body bags, people need to die, and in large quantities for your business to thrive. There, do you understand now?”

        Walter,
        I have to confess…I am one of those semi-retarded people. We are about to go to war with North Korea…do we need a massive black flag event? Can not the media, the pets of the establishment, direct our attentions sufficiently, that we do not have to destroy billions of dollars of buildings/aircraft to achieve the same results…the same level of angst/horror/loathing? What was the black flage event for Granada…for Bosnia, for Libya? What of the Pentagon attack and the aircraft run to ground in Pennsylvania…how do those incidents fit into your narrative? Would not the 911 incident involving the planes have been enough? Why engineer a demolition, on top of the other outrages? I understand your argument, but even though corporations are roundly discounted on this site, and elsewhere, I do not believe they are all run by sociopaths.

        Walter, on a happier note, do you have the CIB?

        • Walter B August 10, 2017 at 7:50 pm #

          If you are referring to the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, no I do not. I may have enjoyed my time playing soldier but I was not really all that good at it. The building up part was great, the tearing down was depressing.

          You make a good point of why do they have to actually kill people, why can’t they just sell their wares. I think that the one point behind killing people, especially in large numbers is that after all, one of the biggest threats that mankind faces is too many people and too little resources to support them. Large wars have historically been the birth control that the elite have always relied upon, but thermo-nuclear war has made a lot of those Big Wars simply too dangerous to attempt. Until the world’s birthrates level out and show signs of declining, those in charge will feel the need to cull the herd and if that can be made to be profitable then all the better.

          I would love to be wrong. I denounce war and violence in all of its ugly forms, but I am in the minority I fear. And BTW, you are not simply or nearly retarded my friend. You are a great asset to this place and I for one enjoy all that you do here, thank you.

  66. tucsonspur August 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

    “We are probably talking about alliance of Russia, Israel and Iran, and Israel, like Crimea, will become an Autonomous Republic of the Russian Federation, as it was envisioned by Joseph Stalin at the time of Israel’s creation.” Finca

    Putin has already described Israel as a Russian speaking country.
    Around 50% of Israelis are or are descended from Jewish immigrants from Russia and Eastern Europe.

    Around 20% of the population that is politically active also speak Russian.

    When Russia took over Crimea, Israel was nonchalant. Israel did not vote on the UN resolution on the Crimean situation.

    And Israel can turn to Russia to protect its natural gas finds, if US policy falters. Will Russia drop Syria and Iran, in favor of Israel? Alliances are often shifting, so who knows.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 5:43 pm #

      Will Russia drop Syria and Iran, in favor of Israel?

      Russians could walk and drink vodka at the same time…

  67. FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

    We will be at war with N. Korea before the end of the year

    Russia: Everyone chill…

    Russia downplays North Korea’s saber-rattling, tells US to be ‘prudent’

    washingtonexaminer.com/russia-downplays-north-koreas-saber-rattling-tells-us-to-be-prudent/article/2…

    I told ya, Putin got everything under control…

    • janet August 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm #

      “Putin got everything under control” –finca

      Does everything include Donald “golden shower” Trump?

    • thwack August 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

      Yeah, but what about our current president who sounds like Leon fucking Spinx?

      “they bess not bee starting nuthin…”

      I know he’s rich and all that… But Donald Trump is so ghetto you guys don’t even notice anymore?

      He sounds like something out of Black Lives Matter?

      WTF?

      and his wife barely speak English either, buts she’s from Transylvania and speaks perfect Dracula

      and,

      and,

      look how well she does stairs in fuck me shoes?

      • tucsonspur August 8, 2017 at 7:04 pm #

        And you sound like a real nut swingin’ applejack.

        No offense meant. Just had to use that phrase. Something catchy about it.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 2:24 am #

          Instead of running thru airports like OJ, AJ runs thru ghetto streets away from White cops.

  68. janet August 8, 2017 at 7:26 pm #

    Trump has drawn a redline: another verbal threat from Kim and Trump promises the fury of all out war. Mueller. Coal miners. MS13. Labor participation rate. Peak oil. Trump wants to distract from real problems by threatening nuclear war. All little Kim wants is some personal attention, a one to one sit down with Trump. But rather than do that let’s be ghetto macho and risk killing millions.

  69. janet August 8, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

    Therian, how is Wickenberg, AZ?

    • FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

      Zuckenburger is doing just fine, thanks for asking

  70. FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm #

    Why nobody is asking an obvious question – are the nukes that N.Korea supposedly possesses fission nukes or thermonuclear?

    I remember few years back N.Koreans were bragging about controlled nuclear fusion.

    Those chinky-chunks are some inventive and industrious devils.

    • janet August 8, 2017 at 7:57 pm #

      They are miniaturized thermonuclear warheads…

      If the deep state is suddenly to be believed, instead of being trashed as the source of “fake news” and misleading intelligence…. The deep state intelligence agencies are regularly villified on CFN.

      Trump has lost all credibility. … He is a golf playing clown of a “leader” and a danger to us all, a threat, and a destroyer of America.

      • DA August 8, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

        Pure, unadulterated bullshit of the highest quality:

        washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/north-korea-now-making-missile-ready-nuclear-weapons-us-a…

        • thwack August 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm #

          Hold on now…

          we all know asians are good at making things small, right?

          Asian people are basically small people, that means they have small fingers… and can reach places your fat ass american hand can’t.

          Just sayin

        • janet August 8, 2017 at 8:47 pm #

          You are citing WaPo! ! Good for you! Many here believe the MSM is “fake news” … How do know when to trust and cite WaPo? You can’t have it both ways. Just sayin

      • seawolf77 August 9, 2017 at 7:45 am #

        If they have nukes, PROVE IT! We’ve heard this horseshit before. There are no WMD’s. “We don’t want the smoking gun to come in the form of a mushroom cloud.” “Every intelligence agency in the world was sure Iraq had weapons of mass destruction.” “Iraq was caught buying yellow cake uranium in Africa.”

  71. janet August 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

    Well, that was quick… Trump said any further threat from Kim would be met with “fury”

    Kim did not even blink and threatened USA forces in Guam.

    Ball’s in your court, Mr. Trump. Are you tired of losing the war of words with Mr. Kim?

    • Janos Skorenzy August 8, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

      All Trannies must report to recruitment offices asap. We’re going to invade using trannies as shock troops. The Norks will die laughing.

      • thwack August 9, 2017 at 10:01 am #

        we will bury them in “man pussy”

  72. Pucker August 8, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

    Pole Dancers….

    The English used to tie Protestants and Catholics to poles at low tide so that they’d drown when the tide came in. This is where the song “You take the high road, and I’ll take the low” comes from.

  73. nsa August 8, 2017 at 11:10 pm #

    KikeBart reports that over the August recess, 53 US Knessetmen …er Congressmen…. are visiting Izzyville all expenses paid. Hmmmm……getting their instructions from their sponsors in person? Run out of coal miners in Kentucky or farmers in Kansas or afros in Philly needing visiting?

  74. FincaInTheMountains August 8, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

    9th anniversary of 08/08/08

    Nine years ago, the Fourth World War began, if we consider the Cold War the Third World War.

    And if the Caribbean Crisis was the most dangerous moment of the Third World War, then when the adventure of the tie-eater Saakashvili led to the visit of the American destroyer “Mason” to the Black Sea, Russia for the first time in 25 years raised in the air 20 strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95 with full combat load of 180 cruise missiles X-555 and X-101 (indistinguishable from the X-102).

    youtube.com/watch?v=rZ02MlVRcMA

    sputniknews.com/world/20081003117425097/

    Compared with this, the Cuban Missile crisis, and all that happened after that – a child fight in the sandbox.

    With what I congratulate you!

  75. Pucker August 8, 2017 at 11:46 pm #

    I’m sick of all these fuck’n taxes.

    “Franklin and the Americans stood for the principle that had been adopted by the English parliament in their struggle against Charles I —no taxation without representation.”

  76. Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 2:20 am #

    Now they’re coming after Engineering Schools – one of the last bastions of White Men. They already got Engineering Companies per se. Nothing can be left alone or as it was. Political Correctness means chasing down the last free Whites.

    The recently appointed dean of Purdue’s school, Dr. Donna Riley, has an ambitious agenda.

    In her words (italics mine): “I seek to revise engineering curricula to be relevant to a fuller range of student experiences and career destinations, integrating concerns related to public policy, professional ethics, and social responsibility; de-centering Western civilization; and uncovering contributions of women and other underrepresented groups…. We examine how technology influences and is influenced by globalization, capitalism, and colonialism…. Gender is a key…[theme]…[throughout] the course…. We…[examine]… racist and colonialist projects in science….”

    • thwack August 9, 2017 at 9:17 am #

      The Toxic (white) masculinity of breakfast cereals.

      Is your child eating big bowls of oppression every morning?

      Tony the Tiger – male

      Cornflakes rooster – male

      Captain Crunch – creepy old, white male

      Trix rabbit – white male (and possible addict)

      Snap, Crackle and Pop – white males (with short man syndrome)

      Sonny from Cocoa Puffs – male (and mentally ill)

      Buzz from Honey Nut Cheerios – male (can’t a queen bee catch a break?)

      Lucky the Leprechaun – male (and an alcoholic)

      Toucan Sam – male (but possibly LGBT)

      Count Chocula – male (and oddly tan for the undead)

      • beantownbill. August 9, 2017 at 10:00 am #

        Don’t forget the Pillsbury doughboy. – the epitome of whiteness (ok, he’s not a cereal).

        • thwack August 9, 2017 at 10:07 am #

          Yeah,

          and Donald Duck (white) has a family, owns a house, has a job…

          But DAFFY Duck (black) is just a shiftless buffoon…

          • Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 1:24 pm #

            Caspar – good.
            Blacky – bad

            Or little Black children say: White Doll – good. Black doll – bad.

          • thwack August 9, 2017 at 2:16 pm #

            So Janos, are you saying children can be taught to hate themselves; and as a consequence lose ambition, drive and constructive goal orientation?

            Is that what you are saying?

            Its all very interesting because I hear many white men complaining that *The Jew* is teaching white children, especially white male children, to hate themselves?

            and as a consequence, lose ambition, drive and constructive goal orientation?

            Is this true?

            or are these white men making excuses like black affirmative action, wee wuz kangz, race hustling, gibs me dats?

            Im sorry?

            did I break your concentration?

            Well, whats the matter?

            Oh you were finished?

            Ok, well then please allow me to retort:

            What does a high IQ

            look

            like?

          • Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm #

            No, it seems to be innate knowledge: Black babies are more afraid of Black faces than White ones. Dr Kenneth Clark (Black) fudged the date: Black children who go to school with White ones are even more attracted to the White doll. And of course later, this turns into an inferiority complex, compensated by murderous rage.

            Of course children CAN be fucked with – turned Gay by molesters or given an inferiority complex like White kids are these days. The problem with trying to teach Black children that they are equal is that is would just be a lie.

          • thwack August 9, 2017 at 7:43 pm #

            And of course later, this turns into an inferiority complex, compensated by murderous rage.

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

            Janos,

            is your practice of racism a form of compensation?

            If so, what are you attempting to compensate for?

          • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 10:36 am #

            “You have insulted the honor of this woman” said the Duck, “You must apologize.” But the Corky would have none of it pulling out his pistol, but the Duck was faster and he blazed away in a hail of lead.

        • malthuss August 9, 2017 at 5:42 pm #

          are you the pillsbury jew boy?

          [sorry, I could not resist that sick pun, fargeben]

      • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 12:47 pm #

        Aunt Jemima – pancakes and syrup.
        Uncle Ben – rice
        Frank L. White – the chef on every box of Cream of Wheat

        • thwack August 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm #

          Fuck me?

          The Cream of Wheat man has a real name?

          How did you know that?

          How did you find that out before the internet?

          Jesus, white people are amazing,

          now I hafta go tell all the black people.

          Thanks.

          • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:43 pm #

            Otis Spunkmeyer cookies!
            Nandos!

      • elysianfield August 10, 2017 at 11:35 am #

        Thwack,
        Do not forget Nut ‘N Honey’s ghetto cousin;

        “Nuttin, Bitch!” Male (and keepin’ it real….).

    • sophia August 10, 2017 at 12:01 am #

      In other words, a bunch of idiotic crap that has nothing to do with engineering.

  77. FincaInTheMountains August 9, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    And Israel can turn to Russia to protect it… == tucsonspur

    Destruction of Israel and Final Jewish Holocaust is the real goal of the Clintonoids

    All the “Arab Spring”, Syria today, and yesterday the Golan Heights – the middle-man is the same – Clintonoids.

    Who sponsors ISIS? Their goal is not Assad, their real goal is Israel.

    Without alliance with Orthodox Russia, Jews will get a Final Holocaust all over the world.

  78. thwack August 9, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    This would never happen in Hitlers Germany.

    Just sayin

    “Tate’s daughters are going through the house cabinet by cabinet, drawer by drawer,… They’ve found an old Brownie camera. A Freemasons card. The M-1 rifle he carried in World War II. ”

    washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/a-97-year-old-vet-is-murdered-in-his-pajamas-as-baltimore-str…

    • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

      thwack, you inspired a brilliant idea.

      When the U.S. can no longer stave off a USSR-style bankruptcy and dissolution, the Federal Government may have to lease out major cities to CHINA in exchange for restructuring the national debt and buying more time. It solves so many problems. Mainly, the Feds and the States can dump all of those shit holes onto China’s lap and erase tons of liability from the national asset holdings!

      But, what is the brilliant idea? China would then have the right to send in the Red Chinese Army and TERRORIZE the hoodlums into good behavior. A few hundred lynchings in a week should get the idea across. After a couple of months and a Lily-White bourgeois woman of Good Breeding could walk anywhere and feel perfectly safe.

      Every day, the residents would be awakened by loudspeakers and ordered to muster outside before the Block Captains came by to count and inspect. The formerly feral inhabitants will be marched into the local factories or, into work gangs to clean up the filth, paint over the Urban Art (graffiti), and learn useful trades while they rebuild the city.

      One hour after sunset, a curfew is established and enforced by the Chinese patrols. The only alcoholic beverage permitted will be 3.2 beer and only one 12oz can per person per day.

      Guarantee you that formerly feral cities like Baltimore, Atlanta, East St. Louis, et al will experience a 10-fold increase in value and old vets like Mr. Tate can live out their lives with dignity.

      Finally, when the 40-year lease is up, the U.S. will get dozens of high quality cities back onto the national asset list. The Chinese Army did all the work and PAID US for the privilege.

      • malthuss August 9, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

        This is happening, bit by bit.

        Not whole cities.

        All Regions
        Safe Search: Strict
        Any Time
        Asian Couple Buys Affluent San Francisco Street Once …
        Asian Couple Buys Affluent San Francisco Street Once Restricted To Whites Only … The private street is in a prestigious gated community known as Presidio …
        [Search domain http://www.huffingtonpost.com] huffingtonpost.com/entry/asian-couple-presidio-terrace_us_59…
        Asian Couple Buys Entire Street In SF Originally Built To …
        Asian Couple Buys Entire Street In SF Originally Built To Keep … from the South Bay who do some real estate investing happened to catch that a private street, …
        [Search domain http://www.newsjs.com] newsjs.com/us/wealthy-san-francisco-neighborhood-fai…
        Couple buy street with 35 mega – News JS
        Savvy couple buys an entire street of … Asian Couple Buys Entire Street In … CoconutsHong Kong-born engineer and husband buy enti

      • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm #

        Dude China is filthy!

  79. janet August 9, 2017 at 11:52 am #

    Trump is importing low skilled workers to work at his hotels and golf courses. Is Trump taking jobs away from Americans?

    • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

      The jobs have been leaving since Nixon and Henry Kissinger met with Chairman Mao to discuss the Corporate Promised Land of China.

      GHW Bush, Sr. cut the ribbon to the Corporate Promised Land but, Bill Clinton opened the floodgates and paid our corporations to leave.

      The jobs in Trump’s empire represent the dregs of possible occupations that still remain in ZOG Amerika.

  80. FincaInTheMountains August 9, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    Détente 1.0 : How Brezhnev and Nixon were fooling around

    In May 1972, US President Richard Nixon made an official visit to the USSR, becoming the first American president to visit Moscow.

    During his meeting with Brezhnev, important treaties were signed – on limiting missile defense systems and on reducing strategic offensive weapons. At the end of June 1973, Brezhnev made a return visit to the United States, where he held a series of negotiations with Nixon. The visit came at the height of the Watergate scandal, that is, an extremely difficult time for the US president.

    youtube.com/watch?v=lqoXHb25V3U

    Anybody still thinks that Watergate was a triumph of Jeffersonian Democracy?

  81. Sean Coleman August 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm #

    The key phrase is ‘drained of… worst of all, a collective grasp on reality.’

    It is all a dream.

    • janet August 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm #

      La vida es un sueño…
      Y sueños,
      Sueños son.

      • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

        Y luego te despiertas
        al lado de ella
        ¿Qué pasó con el sueño de anoche?
        ¡La luz del día robó mi fantasía!
        Luego mastica tu propio brazo
        silenciosamente
        No la despiertes
        Antes de que te vayas

    • pequiste August 9, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

      Actually more of a nightmare.

  82. janet August 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm #

    Trump, the golf playing, draft dodging, pussy grabber, in a juvenile bully threat fest with Kim, is distracting from Trump’s complete legislative failure…

    Opioid crisis, infrastructure collapse, tax reform, etc.

    Trump tells the president of Mexico: of course Mexico won’t pay… that was just a lie to get the deplorables to vote him in.

    Now we have the military obeying illegal orders, fucking things up beyond all recognition… Kelly, Mattis, McMaster, etc. FUBAR.

    • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 4:32 pm #

      Trump inherited the LGBTQ Freak Force from OBAMA.

      I agree that it was sophomoric and stupid for Trump to say that the Mexican State would pay for the wall. It appears that Plan B is in effect, however. All that money being sent home by Mexicans is being skimmed off the top and put into The Wall fund.

      LOL! The “mordito” finally caught up to the Mexicans here in Gringo Land! Awesome.

      The military has obeyed countless illegal and immoral orders in the past. The most infamous example of many…. LBJ and Robert McNamara ordering USS Saratoga to stand down and NOT defend the USS Liberty as the Israelis tried to sink it. Washington wanted to blame Egypt for the loss but, a crucial witness just happened to show up…

      A Russian destroyer showed up by chance and witnessed the High Crime taking place. Only THEN did the Israelis disengage and go home.

      • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 10:45 am #

        When Trump ran the USFL and drafted Doug Flutie and paid him more than he paid for the team, he claimed the other owners would help pay. It’s his MO.

  83. Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

    dailystormer.com/wikileaks-offers-fired-google-manifesto-author-james-damore-a-job/

    The White Wizard (Assange) is gentle and wise.

  84. janet August 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

    Defense Secretary Mattis warns North Korea to end ‘actions that would lead to the end of its regime and destruction of its people’

    More empty threats from a paper tiger. What idiots these Trump generals!

    No miltary action will be taken because the Trump military is not ready…

    No military action will be taken because we have not evacuated thousands of American civilian and military personnel from Korea.

    With each day and each new threat made by Trump and his generals, the world sees how false America’s words are and how much of a clown Trump is.

  85. FincaInTheMountains August 9, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    Russia for the first time in 25 years raised in the air 20 strategic bombers Tu-160 and Tu-95 with full combat load of 180 cruise missiles X-555 and X-101

    Don’t you find it amusing how American Media was totally silent on the real threat presented by those 180 cruise missiles capable of destroying half of the US and makes so much fuss on make-belief threat from N.Korea?

    • janet August 9, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

      But is Putin making preemptive strike threats? Is the dog that does not bark more dangerous?

    • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 4:39 pm #

      About damn time Russia started flexing its muscles and feeling its strength come back. Thank God for Tsar Putin. That Euro-twink, Dmitry Medvedev, would have done nothing.

      I’d rather Putin have 180 elite assassins move into striking range of their billionaire targets. A dry run for carrying out the Ultimate Deterrent.

  86. Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

    dailystormer.com/charlottesville-we-shall-overcome/

    Richard Spencer lays down the Law to the City of Charlottesville who are trying to cancel or disrupt the Unite the Right rally to save the statue of General Lee. The City Manager is a hardcore cop hating/BLM/Thwack type.

  87. sophia August 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm #

    Wow, they fired him. Way to prove his point. Here’s an interview on the guy who authored the google memo:

    youtube.com/watch?v=TN1vEfqHGro

    • JimInFlorida August 9, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

      James Damore. The first American Kulak and martyr of the gynocracy.

      Karma and Fate will surely lead him to MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way). Once he takes the Red Pill, there’s no turning back.

      • sophia August 10, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

        Are you going to contact him?

        • JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 1:55 pm #

          I’m a nobody. Karma and Fate will lead James Damore to MGTOW.

  88. tucsonspur August 9, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Are memories of kids jumping under desks and people running into bomb shelters becoming much too vivid? Are you tired of verbal nukes exploding on your eardrums?

    youtube.com/watch?v=pjkLf_X88WM

  89. FincaInTheMountains August 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm #

    American intrigues from the 30 thousand feet. Part 2

    The problem of many readers of this blog is that they consider propaganda a source of information. I also use propaganda, but with propaganda of different parties, and I compare these propaganda with each other, trying to extract information that is there. As a result, I create a news hierarchy, which while differs little from the mainstream information factually, is very different from it in its priorities of importance.

    For example, the main news of the last month from my point of view or rather from the point of view of this method is the resignation of the head of the White House apparatus Reince Priebus, who as a head of the Republican National Committee from the very beginning supported Donald Trump and stood as a rock until it became clear that Trump shares the experience of grabbing women in various places and discusses their reaction to this hobby. Here Reince Priebus certainly gave slack, but before Trump such a disclosure meant political suicide.

    Nevertheless, in the first 6 months he was the key figure in Trump’s administration, because despite political differences, he maintained good relations with Republican leaders in Congress and Senate Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. This allowed him to be a bridge between them and Trump, but after the leaders of the Republicans supported the anti-Trump law on anti-Russian sanctions, this bridge has lost its meaning, and after the leaders of the Republicans forced Trump to sign the law, threatening him with impeachment, it has completely burned out.

    Now the war between them and Trump is a fact, and if we consider that it started on Trump’s birthday with the shooting of his close friend the Republican whip Scalise, and the Republican leaders at least took advantage of this for pushing through the congress and the Senate of the notorious law on anti-Russian sanctions, and may be even conspired with the organizers of this assassination attempt, this war will be brutal and without restrictions in the choice of means.

    Trump himself said this at a rally in West Virginia, where he left the White House, where the repairs began, and earlier hinted at it, making General Kelly the Chief of Staff of the White House.

    The latter started with a repair designed to identify and destroy a lot of bugs sitting in each partition of the West Wing, Attorney General Sessions filed charges against four amateurs who disclosed sensitive information, and his deputy Rosenstein, in connection with the refusal of Sessions to supervise the RussiaGate, said three days ago that the special prosecutor Mueller must obtain his permission to expand the scope of the investigation and gain access to the financial documents of Trump.

    That is, half a year has not passed since Trump realized that either he would jail his opponents or they would jail him, or even kill him and his family, as happened with Kennedy, and at a rally in West Virginia he called on his supporters to resist.

    And the leading US political analyst, who is one of Trump’s main opponents, agrees with me, arguing that Trump’s removal will inevitably lead to a civil conflict between the establishment and Trump’s voters who reminded the president at a rally in West Virginia about his main election promise by chanting the Republican slogan at the Convention: Lock her up!

    youtube.com/watch?v=BFOemNCbppU

    And what we see now is the beginning of the civil war in the United States, and it can remain relatively bloodless only if Trump quickly and resolutely deals with his opponents. And all the rest, including the possibility of a nuclear war with North Korea and Russia, is the background of this confrontation and weapons that the parties to the conflict use against each other.

    And when on Friday it became known about the amazing economic successes that the Trump administration, despite everything, has managed to achieve over these six months, the support of the national bourgeoisie and the American working class is assured.

  90. norecovery August 9, 2017 at 7:14 pm #

    JHK still doesn’t get it: EXTINCTION caused by climate disruption. There will be nowhere, to which anyone can move, to avoid the loss of habitat, let alone the breakdown and chaos of civilization that ensues.

  91. AHtheHumanity August 9, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

    ” I mention these monetary matters because the system of finance is the unifying link between all the systems we depend on for modern life, and none of them can run without it.”

    Including institutionalized healthcare! I find this one the most important because it determines just how long individuals will be around. Also, it hires the most people. Today I was in a clinic and counted 18 receptionists with absolutely no medical training, just paper pushers.

    Just stop and think how many people you see every day that would not be there IF healthcare as we’ve known it failed. Diabetics would be gone. Cancer patients would be gone. Anything beyond the “basic” health care that Kunstler mentions later in the blog, might fail if there’s no one to finance it (insurers, state and local gov’t, foundations and trusts). So what is this BASIC healthcare and how BASIC is it? Keeping things sanitized and stopping shock would be 2 big lessons! They’re both simple and cheap to implement. Think cooking and hydration.

  92. FincaInTheMountains August 9, 2017 at 8:38 pm #

    Bibi is under same attack as Trump is, and by the same people

    jpost.com/Israel-News/Netanyahu-to-supporters-I-love-you-well-lead-the-nation-for-years-502015

    This is outright war…

  93. janet August 9, 2017 at 9:01 pm #

    Kim has announced what, when, why, and how he will warn Trump.

    Kim has created a time frame of a few days, putting pressure on Trump to respond with “fire and fury” …

    Or else Trump will be seen to be a blowhard who makes empty threats, all hat and no cattle, with a military but no spine to use it. Kim is in control right now.

  94. Q. Shtik August 9, 2017 at 10:02 pm #

    The older I get (I’ll be 77 in November) the more interesting the obituaries seem. On June 25th I set up a spreadsheet and began to record the relevant obits data in each day’s NYT: Name, age at death, cause of death and a short description of what the deceased was notable for.

    What I find most interesting is that 80% of the obits concern males. I guess this means that NYT management finds a preponderance of noteworthy and interesting lives are lived by males and much less so by females. Perhaps Janet will have something to say about this.

    In similar fashion I note that in reading the Bible (I am 2/3rds through the Old Testament at this point) there is very little said about women and what IS said is none too kind. Some pearls of wisdom, both positive and negative, concerning women may be found in the Book of Sirach, Chapters 25 and 26. For example, this line “worst of all evils is that of a woman.” And these words with which Janos and JimInFlorida will agree: “no venom greater than that of a woman…… With a dragon or a lion I would rather dwell than live with an evil woman.”

    • Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

      They are a curse. Thus no females – not even animals – are allowed on the Holy Mountain called Athos.

      • Q. Shtik August 10, 2017 at 12:11 am #

        Sorry Janos, your generalization is far too broad. MY wife is a gem.

      • sophia August 10, 2017 at 12:15 am #

        That’s to prevent animals from being raped.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 10, 2017 at 1:28 am #

          Not bad!

        • JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 10:13 am #

          That’s to prevent being raped by the females’ divorce attorneys.

    • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 11:38 am #

      “I don’t know, but I been told, bow legged women ain’t got no soul.” Robert Plant

      • benr August 10, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

        NO NO NO!
        I like swimin with bow legged women!

  95. Janos Skorenzy August 9, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

    uk.news.yahoo.com/data-laws-overhaul-right-forgotten-103935841.html

    The Right to be forgotten – that has a nice ring to it. We could really use an amendment like that over here too. It would be especially good for people like me! Tech companies don’t like it, calling it “Censorship”! Usually censorship refers to censoring other people’s creations not your own. They simply reveal that they consider everything you posted to be their property. Truly the heart is corrupt beyond all things as Jeremiah said.

    No doubt State actors don’t care if for it either. Those are two pretty powerful opponents. Don’t hold your breath.

  96. Q. Shtik August 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm #

    I have an anecdote that bears on immigration, the wall, Latinos, etc.:

    Last week I got quotes from 2 ‘tree services’ to trim back as necessary 5 huge oak trees on my property and a group of wildly overgrown bushes that separate my property from the next door neighbor. The bushes are technically on the neighbor’s property but in their 17 years residing there they have never so much as snipped a twig so either I do it (or pay to have it done) or do nothing and live with the ugliness.

    The first bidder was a 50ish white guy, long in the business. I liked him and he obviously knew his business. His quote was $2,880. The second bidder was a Mexican named Nicholas who had bought his business (United Tree Service) and all its major equipment items from a guy he used to work for who he said drank too much and was irresponsible. Nick’s bid was $1400. As much as I liked the white guy I could not bring myself to pay double the Mexican guy’s price.

    There were weather issues every other day but finally Nick called and said I’ll be over to your house tomorrow between 1 and 2. He arrived at 1:35 with a crew of 6, all Mexicans, who lived across the river in New Brunswick. These guys had spent the morning hours doing a job in Jersey City so now I’m thinking “oh shit, I’m getting these guys in the second half of a hot day when they will all be exhausted.”

    The quantity of limbs and branches they cut was something to behold. They worked like demons lifting, carrying and feeding everything into a large wood chipper. They raked up and used blowers till the property was nearly spotless. Not one guy ‘dogged it’ all afternoon. It was pure hustle. I was so impressed I jumped in my car and drove into town to get cash from an ATM to tip each man.

    They finished at 6:20 so the job took 3 hrs and 45 mins. I quesstimated they were being paid $10/hr or about $40 each for their work on my property. I gave them each a ten spot.

    Following right behind this tree service job was a job (given to another contractor) laying pavers in a swath 2 ft wide by 90 ft long. This swath was about 5 inches deep and currently filled with stone which every year becomes completely overgrown with weeds. Very ugly. The removal of the stone was done by 2 Guatemalans using rakes and shovels. OMG, I get exhausted just thinking about it. The 2 Latinos then moved on to another element of the project…busting up and carrying away 80 sq ft of a concrete area in front of my house in bad need of replacement. They did this by swinging sledge hammers for a couple of hours.

    Now I come to my point: I can not imagine white or black men doing the heavy labor, in heat and humidity, that was done by these 2 crews of Latinos for (probably) $10 an hour.

    I don’t know whether these ‘immigrants’ were legal or illegal but I suspect the latter. In any case the U.S. is faced with a real dilemma if it expects whites or blacks to perform this kind of ‘grunt work.’

    • Q. Shtik August 10, 2017 at 12:24 am #

      Correction: the job took 4 hrs and 45 mins (not 3:45) and each man’s pay was about $50.

      • malthuss August 10, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

        Read Buchanan’s Best Sellers. There are innumerable costs [hidden] in cheap labor. iNCLUDING BUT NOT ONLY
        Vehiculars, Murder, rape, hospital costs, schooling, decline in our culture.

        WRT, As much as I liked the White [fixed that] guy I could not bring myself to pay double the Mexican guy’s price..
        DID YOU SPEAK TO YT [WHITEY] AND ASK HIM TO DO IT FOR 1500 CASH?, IF NOT, YOU ARE A RACE TRAITOR

        • Q. Shtik August 10, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

          DID YOU SPEAK TO YT [WHITEY] AND ASK HIM TO DO IT FOR 1500 CASH?, – Malth

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

          No, I left him a phone message saying I had a significantly lower bid and regretted that his price was “too rich for my blood.” He could have called back and offered a lower price but there was no way he was going to cut it in half.

          These kinds of business interactions are what Capitalism is all about.

          • Q. Shtik August 10, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

            Oh, BTW, when people emphasize the word “cash” this is code for “I’m not going to be hitting you up for State taxes.”

    • pequiste August 10, 2017 at 12:26 am #

      Great anecdotal evidence of workers really working irrespective of background. Same can be observed around my neck of the woods.

      Latinos, plenty of them looking more Indian than Mestizo, work damn hard in construction and landscaping enduring South Florida’s steam room heat and humidity. The guys doing the roofing must have asbestos like skin — just crazy.

      Then there was my little problem of Cocos Nucifera: coconut palms. A couple of dozen of them loaded with the versatile fruit. Usually, I cut them and many fronds down myself before hurricane season – nothing more dangerous than a nice coconut projectile flying around the neighborhood at 100 miles an hour. Anyway, I had called the County Extension with a few questions regarding some of my fruit issues including fungus and pests, then brought up a question regarding best harvesting method for the coconuts. The woman “expert” at the extension office did not miss a beat and said that no doubt the best method for collecting coconuts was “Guatemalans.” I just about fell out of my chair.

      Not too many folks living here on the Gold Coast are leaving their climate controlled environments or cars to do much more about food than run into the supermarket from the parking lot.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 10, 2017 at 1:36 am #

      Yeah, we’ve gotten soft. And who knows? Maybe they’re just better at this kind of this kind of heavy labor in the heat. In other words, it may well be both cultural and genetic. It’s still no good reason to give our Nation to them or deny Whites the jobs they need. But obviously people in general will do exactly as you did. Ditto contractors. So the veto has to come from the top. And yeah, maybe we’ll have to harden our kids up so they can do this kind of thing again.

      • JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 10:55 am #

        At some point, the question MUST be asked, “Is the work being done worth the demographic pollution and future political conflict?”

        Yes, Mestizos can outwork most White men. A team of mules can also outwork Mestizos. Are we going to award special civil rights to mules?

        We may have to realize that the integrity of the social fabric must outweigh any alleged economic benefit by importing cheap 3rd World labor. If Whites won’t do the work for slave wages, then it ought NOT BE DONE at all.

        If we want to live in a White Nation and enjoy the superior social climate, then we MUST PAY THE PRICE. It is false economy to ruin the country for the sake of cheap lettuce or cheap construction labor. If that $1 head of lettuce ends up costing $5 dollars because it was picked by a union crew of American Blacks and Whites, then so be it. That $5 head of lettuce reflects the TRUE COST of lettuce being grown and harvested in a true 1st World country.

        Same thing applies to a flimsy $10 Made in China desk fan. Go back 60 years and compare that to the average desk fan, made the the U.S. An all-metal U.S-made fan that is built to last may cost $75 in 2017 but, that $75 fan supports the American laborer in the factory. Both of which pay taxes and are gainfully occupied in making stuff for the domestic market. That $75 fan reflects the TRUE COST of what the fan ought to sell for in a true 1st World nation.

        The American consumer, with his or her, shitty McJob can only pay so much, however. The difference has to be made up. It has to come out of the hides of the Top 1% and related economic rent seekers. THAT is the main reason why American industry was offshored! Not because of union-scale wage rates.

        Even if industry prefers the obedience of Chinese workers, that’s fine. A stiff TARIFF at the dock will be levied so that it will reflect the cost of manufacturing the same thing in the U.S. That means the CEO and his cronies will have to take a big haircut or they won’t be able to competitively price the product in the U.S. market. They also won’t have the extra profits to fund political payola, either! TARIFFS against sweatshop countries are good!

        • cbeard August 10, 2017 at 11:40 am #

          Bravo, for the CEO haircuts and tariffs.

        • sophia August 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm #

          Wow, I agree with all of the above. And I can say as a gardener, that the prices of our produce is way too low.

          I was given a very ordinary immersion blender as a wedding gift in 1978. General Electric. Still works.

      • malthuss August 10, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

        see my response to jew tip. I mean Qtip.

      • ozone August 10, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

        Ha! vladdie, the “ruff tuff cream puff” says, “WE’VE” gotten soft!
        He should speak for himself, fuckin’ marshmallow. If he got down to some real work, instead of running his mouth day in and day out, his pathetic views might be (slightly) different. The days of being an ideological megaphone in the service of uber-state are coming to a close.

        JHK sez:
        “You’ll have to shift your energies into a trade or vocation that makes you useful to other people. This probably precludes jobs like developing phone apps, day-trading, and teaching gender studies.”

        It probably precludes, Paid Deepstate Mouthpiece too. “The center” gets shakier by the day, in case no one had noticed. (No one is going to have any use or respect for an idealogue who’d rather talk than work; I know, I’ve seen the “talkers” come and go on jobs that require actual thinking and work combined. The talkers’ thinking and work ethic are, without fail, proven to be about as deep as your average mud puddle.)

        • Janos Skorenzy August 10, 2017 at 8:11 pm #

          “Running my mouth” – it’s called the First Amendment. Or do you not believe in that either? I know, I know – you’re too good (or scared) to answer.

          Which one of these characters are you?

          dailystormer.com/antifa-cringe-compilation/

    • thwack August 10, 2017 at 2:01 am #

      Now I come to my point: I can not imagine white or black men doing the heavy labor, in heat and humidity, that was done by these 2 crews of Latinos for (probably) $10 an hour.

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

      Balderdash

      Not only did WE do it, we did it for free, and didn’t complain about it for most of the history of this country.

      In addition, people forget that only the African had immunity from everyone else diseases. We had to fill the gap until the native peoples could race mix enough to produce the same kind of immunity.

      Thats why “Latinos” are such a mixed race today. I doubt more were produced; but I suspect more survived because they received a more diverse set of immune response “tools” since they got some of every group;

      white

      black

      and

      native.

      Just sayin

      • Q. Shtik August 10, 2017 at 10:24 am #

        “Not only did WE do it, we did it for free,”

        Please note, the word “did” is past tense.

        Today nearly all hot humid grunt work is being done by Latinos. We whites and you blacks can’t handle those jobs.

        • cbeard August 10, 2017 at 11:53 am #

          Speak for yourself, I’m white and have done a lot of hot humid grunt work in my lifetime. I’m now age 61 and still do my share of said grunt work. I do it for my own benefit and not for a paycheck. Hard work isn’t valued as it should be. I’m one of the unemployed people by choice as I refuse to continue to play the fucking game for abysmal wages while the ceo, 1%, white collar types rake in the moola. Don’t tell me I can’t handle the job because I’m white. I know a lot of black men who would beg to differ also.

          • Q. Shtik August 10, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

            The first time I ever, EVER hired anyone to do my yard work was 2 years ago just before I turned 75. But there is a big difference doing this kind of work day in and day out to pay the rent and feed the family.

        • thwack August 10, 2017 at 12:20 pm #

          Today nearly all hot humid grunt work is being done by Latinos. We whites and you blacks can’t handle those jobs.

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

          Damn Q, are you a girl?

          You sure talk like someone with no experience in the real world?

          Everybody knows the reason illegals are so popular is because they lack the rights and protections of citizenship.

          If you worked with some you would know this.

          • capt spaulding August 10, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

            I’ve done that kind of work, and I’m not a Mexican. The biggest problem with all of this is because nobody wants to pay a decent wage anymore. It’s just like in Minnesota, where the Hormel meat processing plant has 90% Mexicans working. Hormel broke the union and cut the wages in half, so you can”t make a living there anymore. It’s no wonder that the average American won’t work there. What it all boils down to, is that most of the jobs that people say that white men won’t do is because they won’t pay a living wage. Mexicans will put up with that shit, but most Americans won’t. It’s just more Republican bullshit that attempts to make it look like Americans don’t want to work anymore. That’s bullshit. If you pay a living wage, Americans will do the work.

          • thwack August 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm #

            The biggest problem with all of this is because nobody wants to pay a decent wage anymore.

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

            Actually, its much worse than that.

            The real killer is WORKING CONDITIONS. Ive worked with illegals, but I had to stop because they will do things like roofing in a THUNDERSTORM and engage in stupid dangerous behaviors like that.

            In addition, some of them are illiterate in two languages. When you ask them a question, they just nod and agree no matter what you said…

            That 220 line MAY be disconnected?

            but maybe its not?

            Jose has no idea, so you better go check yourself.

            Employers become very abusive with illegal workers, and pretty soon they are trying to abuse YOU too.

      • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 10:42 am #

        “I don’t see no Americans. I see trespassers, Irish harps. Do a job for a nickel what a nigger does for a dime and a white man used to get a quarter for. What have they done? Name one thing they’ve contributed.”
        The Butcher

        • thwack August 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

          I think I mentioned this before but everybody ignored it because it challenged the existing narrative; but over about a 15 year period I watched the DC metro area construction industry change from 90% percent Scotch Irish rednecks, to 90% latino, without ever passing through a period where a black male such as myself would be hired.

          White guys would drive here from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida… and be hanging drywall for $15 an hour within a week, many with criminal records.

          I know this because I lived in the same house with them.

          Matter of fact, the labor shortage got so bad they started hiring white females for some of these jobs. I know because I was in bed with them.

          Just sayin

      • elysianfield August 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

        “Not only did WE do it, we did it for free,”

        Free…FREE? THAT was the most goddamn expensive cotton ever picked…and we are still paying….

        Room and board?

        Health care?

        Inspirational and motivational lectures and hands-on behavior modification?

        All Free?

        Just sayin’

  97. Pucker August 10, 2017 at 3:17 am #

    Todd Huizinga’s “The New Totalitarian Temptation” contains an excellent discussion of the disastrous ethics underlying the EU Experiment and Globalism.

    “Like the EU itself, the global ethic described by Peeters “posits itself above national sovereignty,” and like the EU’s transformative and liberationist human rights policy, it places itself “above the authority of parents and educators, even above the teachings of world religions.” 20 This global ethic, like the EU and the global governance movement, is a child of postmodernity, the basic tenet of which is “that every reality is a social construct, that truth and reality have no stable and objective content –that in fact they do not exist.” Thus, the EU’s globalist human rights policy “exalts the arbitrary sovereignty of the individual and his or her right to choose.” Human rights as understood in the global ethic promote “the ‘liberation’ of man and woman from the conditions of existence in which God has placed them.” Personal autonomy trumps all outside constraints and truth claims, since “the individual, in order to exercise his right to choose, must be able to free himself from all normative frameworks.” In fact, “the right to choose,” as Peeters observes, “has become the fundamental norm governing the interpretation of all human rights.” In a reference to deconstructionist literary criticism, Peeters writes at one point that for postmodernity, “reality would be a text to be interpreted,” since truth and reality are merely social constructs without any objective content. This notion is reflected in the sterile, ritual terminology of EU statements and of the global governance movement. The examples of the new language of global cultural change that Peeters lists are all reminiscent of EU jargon: “global citizenship, sustainable development, good governance, right to choose, gender mainstreaming, transparency, inclusion, women’s rights, children’s rights, reproductive rights, sexual orientation, the rights approach, indicators of progress, multistakeholder consensus,” etc. It is a striking sign of the relativistic spirit of global governance that “the new global language,” as Peeters points out, “tends to exclude words specifically belonging to the Judeo-Christian tradition, such as truth, morality, conscience, reason, heart, chastity, husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, service, faith, charity, hope, suffering, sin, friend . . . .” The examples of the new globalist language above display another representative characteristic of the jargon of the EU and the global governance movement: the language of globalism is vague and ambiguous. Peeters asserts that “the absence of clear definitions is the dominant feature of all the words and expressions of the new global language,” because providing such clarity would “contradict the norm of the right to choose.” Instead, the globalist concepts “are processes of constant change, enlarging themselves . . . as often as possibilities for new choices emerge.” Seen from this vantage point, the vagueness vagueness of the EU’s support for abortion –its failure to name the thing by its name –reveals more than just the EU’s deceptiveness. It also reveals the worldview of global governance as described throughout this book. It is not only the EU that is an unanswered question shrouded in ambiguity. For the postmodern global governancers, life itself is an unanswered question. And vagueness, the lack of clear truth-telling, reflects the loss of belief in objective, definable truth. Encapsulating all the EU stands for in its policy on women’s rights, children’s rights and LGBT rights, Peeters concludes her monograph with a trenchant observation on what happens when the absolute autonomy of the individual is taken to its logical conclusion, where “the individual becomes the ‘free’ creator of his own destiny.” The transformative ethic dictates that a person “can choose to be homosexual today and bisexual tomorrow,” while children “can choose their own opinion, irrespective of the values they receive from parents.” In this postmodern world, “We are all equal citizens with equal rights, bound together by contractual relations without love. . . . What the global ethic deconstructs is the very anthropological structure of the human person.” The speed with which this deconstruction of human nature has occurred is truly breathtaking.”

  98. Pucker August 10, 2017 at 4:05 am #

    EU Hate Speech laws define “hate” to mean bias. So all Christian views are per se “Hate Speech”.

  99. FincaInTheMountains August 10, 2017 at 4:31 am #

    For the Fear of the Tyrant

    Trump kept his promise and, in response to the threats of the North Korean dictator to bring down the enveloping flames on the island of Guam, passed 12 holes with fire, fury and frankly speaking power, which the world of golf did not know yet.

    Judging by the comments on Russian sites, they are ready to participate in the Fourth World War on the side of Hillary Clinton, simply because the US president is now Donald Trump, and the US from the Russian point of view is an Empire of Evil!

    That’s how Reagan words about the Soviet Union, which he inadvertently said at the congress of the Evangelical Churches of the United States, return with vengeance.

    Apparently this is a result of the work of Clinton’s propaganda, which set itself the task of not allowing the alliance of Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America. And this is achieved by a constant description of Trump’s failures and a complete ignorance of his successes.

    For example, in Russia, to this day, no one seems to know anything about the tremendous economic growth in the US during the 6 months that Trump is in the White House, although the data about it was published on Friday and in the eyes of the Americans it outweighs all other news.

    • JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 10:11 am #

      The economic “growth” over the past six months is all hot air and hot money. The growth of bullshit McJobs is a reaction to the current bubble. The mass layoffs will happen when the bubble pops.

      The Obama Treasury was skimming and hoarding hundreds of billions in anticipation of a President Hillary. That money was to give Hillary a big boost for her first term but, the victory of Trump wrecked those plans.

      The stock market BUBBLE is being fueled by the Treasury unloading those billions, INDISCRIMINATELY, into Wall Street rather than financing all of Hillary’s pet programs and globalist agenda. Trump isn’t going to prosecute Treasury officials for illegally hoarding money for Hillary since he is looking good right now from the current stock market bubble.

      At some point, the Treasury will have emptied out the Hillary Fund and Wall Street will CRASH.

      • malthuss August 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

        6 months? More like 40 years.

  100. janet August 10, 2017 at 8:21 am #

    Obamacare is still the law of the land.

    -+–+-+-(-(-(-(-(–+-(-(-(-(-+-(-+-+—-+++–+-

    “I alone can fix it. I will repeal Obamacare my first day in office.”

    So said trump the pussy grabber and hypnotist of the deplorables

    -+–(+(–+-(-+-(-(-(-(+

    Don’t elect a businessman with no experience in governing to political office.

    • janet August 10, 2017 at 8:25 am #

      Hillary is a hundred times better than Trump. She served as one of 100 senators.

      • wm5135 August 10, 2017 at 9:54 am #

        “She served as one of 100 senators.” – Well that’s damning her with faint praise, Great Job jannie!

        Please start such as your first line – ” Hillary is……….” with some type of qualifier – I believe, It is my opinion, I would say – you get the drift. Some prefer arsenic to cyanide. Keep shootin’ girl, you hit the target sometimes.

        • nsa August 10, 2017 at 10:28 am #

          You assume it’s a girl. Why?

  101. JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    Sophia, at least you’re watching some MGTOW videos. I’ve watched them for 3 years (my first Red Pill awakening) and The Message is still developing.

    To YOU, being a woman with decades of gynocratic diktats on her side, this is all shocking to you, and even repugnant, since your interest in the status-quo is being challenged. MGTOW is growing exponentially because the evidence is solid and Good Men are waking up. “Good Men” being those men who are the Marriage Material that a woman looks for after she’s had her fun with the Bad Boys. Good Men have taken the Red Pill and are walking away; with their wealth and integrity intact.

    Naturally, some videos address niche issues but, you haven’t seen the videos addressing the Big Picture of MGTOW.

    I don’t worry so much about war casualties of men vs. women. That isn’t the point of MGTOW.

    The MAIN grievances of MGTOW are the Marriage-Divorce Industrial Complex, ubiquitous bad behavior of women, and a tyrannical Police State that defends both with the barrel of a gun. A Police State that is also at war with straight men. Especially Straight White men who refuse to accept the feminist narrative.

    James Damore, the Google engineer who was fired for his anti-feminist manifesto, is living proof of what MGTOW has been saying all along. As I said earlier, Mr Damore’s manifesto reveals that he doesn’t know MGTOW yet because he was struggling to articulate his social experiences with the specialized vocabulary of an engineer. MGTOW will give him instant focus, clarity, and the rhetorical architecture to make his message vastly more powerful.

    As for sex, I’d like to see a No-Sex Divorce Law that grants a fast-track divorce FAVORABLE to the spouse not getting sex in marriage.
    You’re right, men are not hard to please in a marriage. Women are NEVER SATISFIED. That’s why the No-Sex Divorce Law should replace No-Fault Divorce.

    • seawolf77 August 10, 2017 at 11:42 am #

      You are correct. I have always maintained that feminism is at the heart of conservatism. I used to rescue damsels in distress. Now I piss on them.

      • JimInFlorida August 10, 2017 at 1:32 pm #

        Feminism is at the heart of conservatism??? Please explain.

        True conservatism is based in CULTURE. It conserves the organic White social fabric and preserves the division of labor between the sexes. Conservatism works ONLY when all elements are in place. When the barriers are broken and roles blurred is when traditional conservatism works against itself by creating White Knights, simps, and manginas.

        Feminism is Mass Anomie personified and anomie is the core of modern liberalism. The core of modern liberalism is the counter culture. And I know perfectly who the authors of the Counter Culture are. A word to the wise is sufficient.

        MGTOW is the response to a gynocentric tyranny that arose from the Jewish sabotage of Western tradition. Straight Men have finally realized that the institutions of healthy Western society have become cancerous and malignant.

        Since modern women aren’t worth fighting a bloody civil war over, the only thing left is for straight men to go their own way i.e. (MGTOW). Even if modern women woke up, saw what they’d done, and repented, the feminist diktats are too deeply embedded in the body-politic.

        They buttered their bread, now let them lie in it.