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Don’t be fooled by the idiotic exertions of the Red team and the Blue team. They’re just playing a game of “Capture the Flag” on the deck of the Titanic. The ship is the techno-industrial economy. It’s going down because it has taken on too much water (debt), and the bilge pump (the oil industry) is losing its mojo.

Neither faction understands what is happening, though they each have an elaborate delusional narrative to spin in the absence of any credible plan for adapting the life of our nation to the precipitating realities. The Blues and Reds are mirrors of each other’s illusions, and rage follows when illusions die, so watch out. Both factions are ready to blow up the country before they come to terms with what is coming down.

What’s coming down is the fruit of the gross mismanagement of our society since it became clear in the 1970s that we couldn’t keep living the way we do indefinitely — that is, in a 24/7 blue-light-special demolition derby. It’s amazing what you can accomplish with accounting fraud, but in the end it is an affront to reality, and reality has a way of dealing with punks like us. Reality has a magic trick of its own: it can make the mirage of false prosperity evaporate.

That’s exactly what’s going to happen and it will happen because finance is the least grounded, most abstract, of the many systems we depend on. It runs on the sheer faith that parties can trust each other to meet obligations. When that conceit crumbles, and banks can’t trust other banks, credit relations seize up, money vanishes, and stuff stops working. You can’t get any cash out of the ATM. The trucker with a load of avocados won’t make delivery to the supermarket because he knows he won’t be paid. The avocado grower will have to watch the rest of his crop rot. The supermarket shelves empty out. And you won’t have any guacamole.

There are too many fault lines in the mighty edifice of our accounting fraud for the global banking system to keep limping along, to keep pretending it can meet its obligations. These fault lines run through the bond markets, the stock markets, the banks themselves at all levels, the government offices that pretend to regulate spending, the offices that affect to report economic data, the offices that neglect to regulate criminal misconduct, the corporate boards and C-suites, the insurance companies, the pension funds, the guarantors of mortgages, car loans, and college loans, and the ratings agencies. The pervasive accounting fraud bleeds a criminal ethic into formerly legitimate enterprises like medicine and higher education, which become mere rackets, extracting maximum profits while skimping on delivery of the goods.

All this is going to overwhelm Trump soon, and he will flounder trying to deal with a gargantuan mess. It will surely derail his wish to make America great again — a la 1962, with factories humming, and highways yet to build, and adventures in outer space, and a comforting sense of superiority over all the sad old battered empires abroad. I maintain it could get so bad so fast that Trump will be removed by a cadre of generals and intelligence officers who can’t stand to watch someone acting like Captain Queeg in the pilot house.

That itself might be salutary, since only some kind of extreme shock is likely to roust the Blue and Red factions from their trenches of dumb narrative. If the Democratic Party had put one-fiftieth of the effort it squanders on transgender bathroom privileges into policy for mitigating our tragic misinvestments in suburban sprawl, we might have gotten a head-start toward a plausible future. Instead, the Democratic Party has turned into a brats-only nursery school, with the kiddies fighting over who gets to play with the Legos. The Republican Party is Norma Desmond’s house in Sunset Boulevard, starring Donald Trump as Max the Butler, working extra-hard to keep the illusions of yesteryear going.

All of this nonsense is a distraction from the task at hand: figuring out how to live in the post techno-industrial world. That world is not going to operate the ways we’re used to. It will crush our assumptions and expectations. Lying about everything won’t be an option. We won’t have the extra resources to cover up our dishonesty. Our money better be sound or it will be laughed at, and then you’ll starve or freeze to death. You’d better hope the rule of law endures and work on keeping it alive where you live. And nobody will get special brownie points for the glory of sexual confusion.

I look for the financial fireworks to start around March – April, as the irresolvable debt ceiling debate in congress grinds into a bitter stalemate, and it becomes obvious that there will be no voucher for the great infrastructure spending orgy that Trump’s MAGA is based on. Elections in France and the Netherlands have the potential to shake apart the European Union, and with that the footing of European banks. Pretty soon, everybody in all parties and factions will be asking: “Where did the glittering promises of Modernity go…?” As we slip-side into the first stages of a world made by hand.

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  1. Cold N. Holefield February 13, 2017 at 8:19 am #

    I like the title. The Education System was fashioned after The Factory and it produces its Products/Students in very much the same manner, yet The Factories are all gone and they’re not coming back, at least not for manual laborers because of automation. What to do? That’s a lot of Useless Eaters. Trump won’t fix it, but he & his cronies will try to exploit it for further gain which is what they are doing by virtue of all the Goldman Sachs employees in his Cabinet and Administration.

    American Exceptionalism

    Respect

    • Cold N. Holefield February 14, 2017 at 8:47 am #

      You have to laugh at the stark irony. The World has been turned on its head. That’s the problem with Extremism of any sort. It can Flip Flop with ease. It’s the extremism that remains constant.

      The former Anti-Communists are now the Communists & Communist Sympathizers and the former Communists & Communist Sympathizers are now the rabid Anti-Communists.

      Who would have thought, besides me, that the Party Of Reagan would become Communists and Communist Sympathizers? You have to love it. Tragedy can be beautiful if you view it with the right perspective.

      Flynn, and Trump too, are Fucking Commies and those who support them are Fucking Communist Sympathizers.

      I suggest everyone watch the Netflix Series Occupied (Okkupert). It’s probably happening now already, but if not, it soon will be. The seeds have been sown and they’re beginning to blossom.

      One of my theories is that Russian & American Intelligence Services have merged and are cooperating with one another. That means we are already under a Loose Occupation that may go Hot any day or month now.

      While we discuss old & irrelevant realities, they’re implementing realities we know nothing about until it’s too late. All we can do is read between the lines. Interpolate and extrapolate.

      Black & Gold

    • SpeedyBB February 17, 2017 at 4:31 am #

      I wonder if Mr. Holefield and the others who have recently glamped onto the popular ‘useless eaters’ meme are aware of its historical origin.

      As far as I know it came from the thin unsmiling lips of one Joseph Göbbels, presenting a rationale for the euthanasia of the malformed and brain-damaged housed in institutions.

  2. Georges1202 February 13, 2017 at 8:23 am #

    Ah, Jim is back with us after several weeks of apologizing (or so it sounded) for this insane circus that has taken over the government.

    Well done!

    • bryan February 13, 2017 at 1:46 pm #

      Surfing the wave of empire down is often quite a balancing act. Pointing out the lunacy of one side does not mean the other side is a stalwart of virtue. It does provide a near term navigation aid.

      Ignore it and the lunacy we call government rolls over you. Ride the wave properly and you might just reach the beach or at least close enough to make it in.

      Happy surfing or swimming. LOL!

    • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      Give me a break dewshhnozzle.

      If you’re not engaged in the partisan histrionics against him, you’re for him? Simpletons need it simple.

      Too many party boys, too few men.

  3. capt spaulding February 13, 2017 at 8:39 am #

    Great article. Neither party is fit to govern, having sold out to the special interests years ago. They will still hold on, with whitened knuckles however, to retain the power granted to them by an unknowing public.

  4. hmuller February 13, 2017 at 8:46 am #

    Despite a lot of noisy kabuki theater in Congress, raising debt ceilings were always a foregone conclusion in the past. I don’t see it as a major problem this time around. And it doesn’t really matter anymore, America is bankrupt past the point of recovery.
    Trump thinks he knows bankruptcy. But taking a casino through reorganization may be a lot easier than restructuring a superpower which prints the world’s reserve currency. This will hurt.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 10:30 am #

      Beware the Ides of March.

    • bryan February 13, 2017 at 1:51 pm #

      Are you crazy. Be suicidal if you want. Pay back the damn money. We don’t need 10-12 aircraft carriers. We need a few and a few allies.

      Cut, cut, cut and the debt becomes a 30 year problem. Stop spending money on stupid shit, assholes.

      See, simple. The math is simple. The truth is our government and apparently you doesn’t want to pay it back. We have less than men running the show.

      Sort of like the Roman Empire run by transvestites who carry rocks around the city. We get Obama, Trump and god knows who next.

      Demand we pay that money back. Work for a soft landing.

      • orbit7er February 15, 2017 at 8:22 am #

        Good point. The biggest expenditure of our US taxpayers money is for the endless Wars costing $1 Trillion a year. It represents well over 50% of the discretionary budget for boondoggles like the endless Wars for Oil, a trillion dollars for the F-35 , a trillion dollars for retooling a new generation of nuclear weapons over 10 years when we can already blow up the world many times over, and best of all 234 golf courses for the Pentagon all over the world outside the US! Somehow the Corporate media currently lambasting Trump for alleged Russian ties ignores the elephant in the room of the huge military waste. The Pentagon is the world’s biggest oil burner and greenhouse polluter – accounting for 6% of US gargantuan oil usage.
        Since Bush Senior started Gulf War I against Iraq in 1991 I have been arguing these Oil Wars are a huge waste – imagine what we could have built with the trillions of dollars wasted on endless Wars for Oil for ExxonMobil and Rex Tillerson? The US could have built High Speed Rail nationwide reviving the world’s greatest Rail network, built LightRail in all major cities, provided solar panels and backup batteries on every public school and thus reduced our oil waste to 25% of current usage along with greenhouse emissions causing global warming.
        Instead the endless Oil Wars continue and the US taxpayer subsidizes weapon research then providing bombs and weapons to Saudi Arabia to bomb innocents in Yemen, to Israel, to Pakistan to India all these nations to then use these weapons on each other.
        This is the elephant in the room

        • benr February 15, 2017 at 11:06 am #

          I have news for you Solar panels off load one toxic mess for another.

  5. RobH February 13, 2017 at 8:50 am #

    Maybe Trump is Norma Desmond, and all those in his inner circle will have to keep ‘reporting back’ how well it is all going… and how many people love him… “millions were there, do you remember? they came out and marched with banners to celebrate you”

    Sean Spicer is Max

    And who will be the hapless ex journalist, down on his luck, writing up the whole sorry spectacle ?

    • hmuller February 13, 2017 at 9:13 am #

      And the anti-Trump activists will be that mob of rats streaming out of Norma’s swimming pool. Remember that scene – ugh nasty!

    • TravisT February 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      I was thinking the same thing – Trump is definitely Norma Desmond: “I AM big. It’s this country that got small!”

    • SpeedyBB February 17, 2017 at 7:31 am #

      William Holden, floating face-down in the pool.

      (Another dead drunk.)

  6. thwack February 13, 2017 at 8:54 am #

    Look, everything will be fine until we run out of “Mexicans” to round up and deport…

    Once that happens, and we see that nothing has improved, I guess we will pick another group to “sacrifice” to the Gods of happy motoring and endless consumption.

    • Cavepainter February 13, 2017 at 9:34 am #

      Ah yes, bring up that “victim” group, as though unenforced borders and immigration laws are a negligible part of the over-all picture of loss of national sovereignty.

      Which brings up another PC disallowed observation: The neurosis (grandiose paranoia, really) of the so called Women’s March on Washington was highlighted by inclusion of Muslim women wearing traditional Muslim garb; the hijab and other aspects of ancient pre-sewing machine desert trappings from the 8th Century. Though the most prominently visible symptom of the hysteria that has become the “women’s movement” of this generation, it was only the icing on a Neapolitan layer cake of zaniness, from the “no national borders or immigration laws” crowd, down to “white people should be bred out of existence” faction, on down to “non-binary sex” proponents.

      Again, the pure hissing shrill of asylum bedlam. Manically self-absorbed these factions can’t distinguish their neurotic portrayal of Trump as Devil incarnate from the brutality of Muslim terrorism throughout the world, so in this event allow the participation of Muslim women, obscuring the actual difference.

      Shame on them all, but most particularly the Muslim women for deceitfully utilizing freedoms here that are nearly universally disallowed wherever Muslims dominate (now even in districts of European cities).

      This is the new “asymmetrical warfare” carried on by those of the Muslim faith; exploit our Western Culture’s form of Enlightenment inspired government as weapon against us so as to infiltrate under guise of “victims” to conduct birthrate jihad.

      “The terrorist are only a tiny minority of the billions of true believers” is actually a rhetorical IED hidden below the surface of reality; that the preponderant “peaceful” majority give tacit approval for the terrorism, otherwise it would use that majority weight to crush it out.

      That the Muslim women didn’t use the occasion of the march to rip off their traditional garments in protest against how the Muslim faith institutionally sanctions overt oppression of women simply shows how fearfully obedient are Muslim women even in our nation.

      • pequiste February 13, 2017 at 9:37 am #

        Spot on, Cavepainter.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 13, 2017 at 9:57 am #

          I like that as well. I have been particularly irked and angered and disgusted by that media spectacle, by the embarrassing and nauseating behavior by some fading celebrities who can’t grab the spotlight any other way, and by the failure of women in the mainstream media to speak out about it.
          What happens to women in the mandatory headrag countries, should they fail to comply? I recently learned of an incident witnessed by some Muslim women now living in this country, and what was done to a woman who allowed her mandatory headrag to slip, exposing a few hairs, I can’t even express how I feel about it. It makes me cry, not just for the women who were there. I cry tears of anger because of the American women who are so callous, no, I can’t even call it callous, of the suffering of these women. They are celebrating it!

          • thwack February 13, 2017 at 10:52 am #

            I encourage you guys to talk to some actual Muslim women about the so called “oppression of women” in Islamic nations; I think you would be surprised at their support of Islam.

            Many Western women have a romantic view of “man world” and don’t realize how rough it is until they are in it; and by that time its too late to back out of it because “muh feminism…”

            “muh gurrrl power…”

            and this just makes them confused and miserable.

            Growing up, my mom had a lot of power in our family; but at the end of the day, she understood she was NOT the KING.

            She was the queen.

            She understood she could not make some “other man” the king by just marrying him.

            She because the queen when my dad married her.

            Thats how it works; don’t get it twisted.

            (and stay off my lawn too)

          • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:22 pm #

            Well said. But do you really want the country to turn Islamic to get back to it? That’s a very high price to pay.

      • sprawlcapital February 13, 2017 at 10:29 am #

        Shameless shilling chapter LXXVI:

        Not only do we get great blog posts at CFN, we get the best comments anywhere.

        Excellent work, JHK and Cavepainter!

      • shotho February 13, 2017 at 10:33 am #

        The West is dead! Long live the West!

      • abbybwood February 13, 2017 at 12:05 pm #

        I see where various Muslim groups have refused to take federal grants to fight Islamic extremism:

        independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/muslim-nonprofit-groups-reject-federal-funds-donal…

        I keep waiting for all the various Imams in the United States representing the thousands of Mosques within our borders to denounce any violent aspects of the Muslim faith.

        Crickets.

      • uslabor February 13, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

        Cavepainter, it looks like you missed Thwak’s concise and pithy point, to follow with a lengthy, angry diatribe against, what, ” ancient pre-sewing machine desert trappings from the 8th Century”?

        Thwack said nothing against “unenforced borders and immigration laws”. Even Kunstler says ain’t nothing gonna change under Trump, but probably get worse.

        if white folk don’t want to be”bred out of existence”, they better start procreating now, and with each other.

        • thwack February 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

          When ever I try to make a white person, it always comes out lookin like its of terrorist descent; whats y’alls secret?

        • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

          No, they are breeding on our dime so by definition we could never catch them. And then there is the environment to consider.

          The answer is to keep them out ands strive for a replacement level of reproduction. That should be possible if the Government gets behind it.

          • Cavepainter February 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

            Thanks Janos for “Thwaking” USLabor with what’s conveniently ignored by the Left. The US would have had a flat population growth rate for the past 50 years had immigration and refugee influx been kept to that mission, instead the high rates and their much higher birth is principle causative factor for our current societal crisis — not to mention the “diversity” (lack of assimilation) they’ve imposed upon our nation. And, as you point out, tax payers have been brow-beaten with PC cant to pay the price. Push has come to shove, so let’s push back unremittingly.

      • Spacecase February 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

        You’re a paranoid xenophobic idiot. You can wrap your bullshit in a bunch of verbose wannabe Kunsterlian prose, but it really comes down to that you are a scared little manchild who jumps at shadows. Get a grip. The overwhelming majority of western muslims view muslim extremists the way most Christians do the Westboro Baptist Church.

      • SpeedyBB February 17, 2017 at 7:36 am #

        I was amused to read an official response concerning the ‘subtle invasion’ from no-nonsense Nippon: ‘Islam is not suitable for Japan’.

        Open and shut case. They know how to deal with such matters.

        China and Russia as well. Stay in line and avoid provocation or you get a good hard whack.

    • Arkie February 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

      thwack,

      I like that, but when we run outa Mexicans we need to start on the Muslims. These are mean nasty folks who don’t need to be here. I have delt with them and they will lie, murder, rape, sodomize young boys, honor kill their daughters, mutilate young women’s genitalia so they can’t enjoy sex, make sure that women have no rights…..and the list could go on but I think you get the idea. What I can’t understand about the left is why they support bringing in these Muslims, because they will treat the left like everyone else once they get Sharia law in place and by then it will be to late once they realize that. So I think we need to go after Muslims now, maybe the state game and fish could put seasons on them with no bag limits.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

        Yes, it just makes clear how clueless the Left is – and simultaneously how much they hate Conservatives. We’re their Enemies and they view all minorities as allies against us.

      • thwack February 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

        Listen up Bisquick,

        Im puttin a match to your Muslim strawman.

        you need to get your women in line because they are making a dogs meal of Western civ.

        I thought you were man enough to handle it?

        I guess I was wrong.

        Don’t wait for someone else to do it.

        • Cavepainter February 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

          Oh yeah, you mean like BLM shows the Black community has gotten its “women in line”, huh? That worked out well.

          • thwack February 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

            No Cuntpainter,

            black peoples excuse is that they are black (talk to Janos about that)

            white people have no such excuse

            (BTW- there is nothing organic about Black LIves Matter; its just some ugly black dykes, angry at the fathers they never knew, backed up by some Jew money: Ive seen that movie before)

        • JimInFlorida February 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

          Listen up Devil’s Food Cake,

          White men are sorely divided against each other i.e. normal straight Men vs. The Cops. It is IMPOSSIBLE to restore a healthy social order as long as we have to fight The Man in order to do it. As long as No-Fault-Divorce exists, there is ZERO incentive for women to behave, either in marriage or in Family Courts.

          Furthermore, today’s women are not worth the struggle, strife, or liability. The Jewish social engineering cancer has brought Western society into History’s Hospice and all that’s left is the dying. There may be that last grasping as the Light finally goes out but, the morphine of Jewish media and restraining straps of the Police State will make that last struggle a hopeless effort.

          The only lifeboat for the Last Generation of Men, both White and Black, is MGTOW. Men Going Their Own Way. Yes, this is one cause where both White and Black Men can find common ground and unite against the gynocentric madhouse.

          What is MGTOW? It is NOT the excuse to be a PUA (pick up artist), a slob, or to live as a perpetual frat boy. It is a statement of self-ownership, where the modern man preserves and protects his own sovereignty above all else. It is the manifestation of one word: “No”.

          MGTOW rejects inculcated cultural definitions of what a “man” is. Looking to no one else for social cues. Refusing to bow, serve and kneel for the opportunity to be treated like a disposable utility. A man who lives according to his own best interests; in a world which depends on him not doing so.

          MGTOW is an ongoing narrative that helps straight normal Men understand what has happened to them, what their options are for survival, and to reorient themselves away from a society gone mad.

    • wm5135 February 13, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

      @ thwack
      “I guess we will pick another group to “sacrifice” to the Gods of happy motoring and endless consumption.”

      Your sight is clear and your aim is true.

    • Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm #

      I nominate the transwomen—all 5 of them. The hoo-ha they cause is all out of proportion to their actual numbers.

      • John Howard February 13, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

        We don’t have to sacrifice the five Transwomen, just their right to try to procreate as their new sex. We have to get rid of gay marriage when we do that, because banning male pregnancy and female sperm would also get rid of the right to procreate with the same sex, and that is a fundamental right and the essential right of marriage.

        Once we stop thinking that males and females must have the same right to be pregnant and impregnate, everything will come together.

  7. pequiste February 13, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    Wow, great stuff this morning Jim.

    I would like to suggest that Donald Trump is not Erich Von Stroheim, the butler, but is rather Norma Desmond herself.

    Instead of an icon of the golden age of Hollywood, The Donald is the very exemplar extraordinaire of hyper-capitalism. Gazillions made on casinos, real estate, “Wall Street” finance, education, scams, cheap clothing made in China, pharmaceuticals, and speculation among countless other things, Without consequence it seems; up until that magic inflection point. That’s when Joe Gillis (the late great William Holden) winds up in the pool due to unfortunate circumstances.

    We are all going to wind up being, like Norma Desmond says “…. those wonderful people out there in the dark” after the theatre collapses.

    youtube.com/watch?v=jMTT0LW0M_Y

    Alright Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up.

  8. troutbum2 February 13, 2017 at 9:36 am #

    Interesting news here :
    ft.com/content/441d0184-f13f-11e6-8758-6876151821a6?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fhome_us%2Ffeed%2F…

    The title says it all : Oil and gas discoveries dry up to lowest total for 60 years

    That’s right, we’ve been using much more than we’ve been discovering,
    and when it’s gone, it’s gone!

  9. janet February 13, 2017 at 9:39 am #

    “I look for the financial fireworks to start around March – April…”

    —————

    That gives us a few weeks to prepare. Thanks to your predictions these last twenty years, I do feel prepared.

    Great essay today. After reading the CFN archives, today’s reflection has the spirit of the JHK of years ago. Your metaphors are marvelous.

    Good luck to all. March-April is only about two weeks away.

  10. mdl17576 February 13, 2017 at 9:40 am #

    The government of the US, and it’s toadies in the state capitols, will not ever come to our aid. They will be at best a source of friction and at worst a mortal danger. Sound strategy requires acting independently of govt, with care taken to avoid it’s attention. The more it sees you have the more it will attempt to take. Make connections on the grey and black market. Make friends with Amish folks if they’re in you neck of the woods. Ally with like minded people. Develop a DIY, repair/repurpose don’t buy. Stack silver, brass and lead and put up some extra food.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill February 13, 2017 at 10:06 am #

      Wow. I could have written that post nearly word for word myself. Heck, I have written that post elsewhere several times. The funny part is how many people think it’s silly.

      I’ve told people to start moving into the grey and black markets for years. Usually they just respond as though they saw Big Foot out the corner of their eye. Completely puzzled with no comprehension of what might have just passed through their life. My guess is that sense of puzzled incomprehension is going to escalate dramatically as things start crumbling much move rapidly. Even moreso as the true believers realize that stern tweets and tough words from the nonreality-based, reality star prez do nothing at all. Interesting times dead ahead.

      • mdl17576 February 13, 2017 at 10:18 am #

        Nice to hear from a like minded person. I’ve been noticing more talk of moving to a cashless society recently. The government and banks are trying to make themselves the only game in town. At some point black market is going to be PMS, common barter items, and maybe dummy transactions, like I fix you car off the books and you use your official current to buy me a load of heating oil, or something to that effect.

      • abbybwood February 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

        Speaking of interesting times….just wait for the Academy Awards.

        Every speech given will be some type of slam on Trump.

        I anticipate “Hidden Figures” will beat out “La La Land” for best picture so the producers can really build up the fact that it was Hillary’s turn!!! and she was shut down by racists and misogynists at the ballot box.

        I hope their ratings plummet even lower than the women’s dresses.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:31 pm #

          Yes, believing that we only got to the moon because of three Black Women good at maths is the ultimate in illusion. People who believe that will believe anything.

          • thwack February 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

            Actually its “sassy black women”

            The real purpose of the movie was to write black people into the “space/NASA” narrative so more people will believe the Apollo moon landings were real.

            Its a pep rally for black people; and therefore, ALL people.

            Nobody walked on the moon in 1969

            But now that you know black people were involved, we can believe the hoax just like white people.

            See how that works?

            Don’t get me wrong, white people have done many great and vast things…

            but the Apollo moon landings?

            You guys ate a bowl of tricky dicks.

          • Cavepainter February 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

            Fred Reed’s piece “Are White Men Gods” gives the best perspective on that.

          • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

            Nah, the point of that was to get a certain cultural segment of society interested in something beyond becoming a baller, hip hopper, or an “entrepreneur” AKA as owning a barber shop or bottling and selling your favorite bbq sauce.

          • thwack February 14, 2017 at 12:02 am #

            For anyone interested, this is one of the more serious Apollo hoax websites

            aulis.com/censored.htm

            I say this because many of them are annoyingly snarky and sarcastic and won’t let their science do the talking. In addition, some of these sites function as “conspiracy candy” designed to suck you in and drag you off topic with claims that the moon is hollow, Hitler is living there…

            One of the main problems with this “movement” is everybody asking the same old questions. It is my opinion that the voracity of this event is in the “non sexy” questions that never get asked?

            Some of them so simple and obvious even a _____ would ask them.

            NASA also ducks the issue by never having a person qualified to answer all things Apollo; and that includes the astronauts.

            Remember when Bush and Cheney refused to allow the 9 11 commission to interview them separately?

            Its kinda like that.

            Everybody speaks for NASA because nobody speaks for NASA

        • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 5:10 pm #

          who cares? no, seriously, who even cares? it’s a marketing event… fools. awards for art? it’s gauche and implicitly absurd.

          Matisse’s speech for best post-impressionist painting was over-the-top… so much Trump bashing… I bet if Van Gogh had won, he’d have simply collected his trophy and exited stage left.

      • sharonsj February 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm #

        Yup, known this for some time. That’s why I have a supply of freeze-dried prepper food and learned how to do canning. I also supplement my income via the gray and black markets, as do many others I know who are at the low end of the income bracket. We can barely pay our bills, let alone give the government even more money. Let the politicians go ask Warren Buffet and Donald Trump to pay their “fair share.”

  11. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    Mystic-Meteorological Factor(TM) suddenly kicks in California

    Immediate Evacuations Ordered Below Damaged California Dam

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/california-dam-evacuations_us_58a11eace4b094a129ec62c2?

    There are some technical details:

    Water suddenly began to wash out of the main discharge with a flow capacity three times lower than design.

    Emergency relief just looks as an emergency because it has never been used before, but that is exactly what was built into the project.

    In general, much more noise than the actual risk, although the repair of the main discharge is required. The probability of a very neat diversion, not a real danger, but giving apocalyptic picture is close to 100%.

    But now the Feds are negotiating with the Californian frondeurs – either you behave quietly, or justified to the public Sacramento evacuation paralyzes State Government and 9 judicial districts for at least six months.

    I bet will agree to behave more quietly.

  12. noel bodie February 13, 2017 at 10:11 am #

    Is advocating a tax revolt for 4/15 an act of treason or Kabuki?

  13. Ussi February 13, 2017 at 10:16 am #

    Debt ceiling schlep ceiling.

    We can print as much money as we want. A trillion dollar coin could be minted tomorrow and poof(!) the debt would be erased.

    The US is not only monetarily sovereign, the petro dollar is the world’s reserve currency. This is an unimaginable advantage that could be used for progress or conversely, tragically and criminally squandered as we dysfunctionally collapse.

    You see, Horatio, at the federal level DEBT DOES NOT FUND SPENDING.

    At the federal level debt is not a constraint, the only constraints are that money supply correctly meet demand and that the money is used for fundamental beneficial and needed activities.

    Please thinking citizens, look up, study and understand Modern Monetary Theory. Our future depends on it.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 10:37 am #

      As Jake Barnes said to the Lady Brett Ashley, “Isn’t it pretty to think so”.

      • Ussi February 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm #

        Whether it’s “pretty” or not doesn’t matter, it happens to reality.

        The federal government doesn’t have to have a balanced budget, it’s not a household. Or if it’s a household, it’s one that can print it’s own money.

        But shallow denials should be the expected, economic illiteracy is the norm.

        • thwack February 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

          Can I use a credit card in the name of my unborn children?

          Come on man, THEY’RE good for it?

          • Ussi February 13, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

            @thwack

            If your unborn children were monetarily sovereign and there was general demand for their currency you might be able to use a credit card in their name.

            As things are that is an impossibility. Neither Citizens, States, nor unborn children can print dollars.

            But the federal government can; congress passes a bill and the POTUS signs it and a few keystrokes create money out of thin air.

            That is the critical difference that needs to be understood. The US government cannot go broke, taxes don’t fund federal spending.

        • wm5135 February 13, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

          @ Ussi
          Your point about MMP is good until the demand for the currency drops to 0.

          • Ussi February 13, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

            @wm5135

            As long as US taxes have to be paid in dollars demand for the dollar will never drop to 0. And even before that America would have devolve to the point where no goods or services were produced of any value here.

            Beyond theoretical limits for the foreseeable future demand is assured as long as the petro dollar remains the world’s reserve currency. And that status is fiercely enforced. Just look at what happened to nations that try to ditch the dollar like Iraq and Libya and watch and see what happens to Iran.

        • toktomi February 14, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

          I just love it when one of these characters pops up like a jack-in-the-box, self-anointed as being in total command of all facts, reality, knowledge, and truth.

          Your “reality”, Ussi, very neatly ignores all of the laws of thermodynamics.

          But your claim is even funnier. In my book…

          Cognitive Terrorism: the act of proclaiming to be in possession of truth [or, in this case, reality]

          For a wee bit of insight, I suggest that you take a quick run over to YouTube and take a look at Auditory Transduction [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeTriGTENoc]. What you need to notice is that “sound” never reaches the brain. The brain only receives information about sound, nerve impulses that were generated at the periphery of the human body by sensory organs and cells. The same applies to all of human senses. The brain is completely isolated from the external world. So, how can it possibly “know” anything about the external world? Ahhh, the greatest illusion of all, knowledge.

          Oh, and by the way, are you sticking with that notion that the US gov’t can print money? If you are referring to coinage, perhaps, but if you’re talking about paper currency, then I believe that you would be among the least informed as that appears to be the sole prerogative of the Federal Reserve, a 100% private institution. Yes, illiteracy does seem to be the norm.

          Thank you for this brief distraction from teotwawki.

          May You Be Among The Survivors [mybats]

          ~toktomi~

          • Ussi February 15, 2017 at 12:42 am #

            @toktomi = not worth the time…

  14. mdm1mdm1 February 13, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    poor jim, cant seem to help himself with his obsession of the soon to crash economy. Frankly I’m much more worried about the extreme weather in the arctic and how much warmer it is than it should be, and the methane release feedback and global warming that is probably going to spell our doom sooner than anybody predicts. Climate warming has been predicted as a slow steady chart up with little variable, but now there seems to be a possibility of a catastrophic warming event to where the planet is uninhabitable in possibly as little as 9 years! The planet heats up with the final event that we cant maintain our nuclear reactors and all hell breaks loose and not only do we go extinct but earth becomes a dead planet without the possibility of sustaining life for billions of years. Charming.

    • capt spaulding February 13, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      Well, that’ll sure as hell wreck the economy then.

    • TravisT February 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm #

      If the planet will be uninhabitable in as little as nine years, one wonders why you are obsessed with taking cheap shots at Mr K.

    • windward February 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm #

      I also believe that environmental catastrophe is imminent, and that it will cause the nuclear catastrophe you predict.

      The Hungarian genius Leo Szilard made many important predictions. He conceived the possibility of the nuclear chain reaction in 1933. Even Einstein said “I haven’t thought of that at all.” He was among the first to realize that Hitler would start a world war.

      Szilard’s first impression of New York City was that it seemed unreal. “Is it likely that it will be here a hundred years from now? Somehow I had a strong conviction that it wouldn’t be there. I asked myself what could possibly make it disappear. I asked myself… and found no answer. And yet the feeling persisted that it was not here to stay.” It was Christmas Day, 1931.

      • shotho February 13, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

        Well, if old Leo said it, it must be true.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm #

      This winter has been one of the coldest on record – but that is proof of global warming no doubt.

      • malthuss February 13, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

        What about Chem Trails?

    • michael February 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm #

      Wrong. Earth becomes a planet moving out of a catastrophic mass extinction brought on by a parasitic infestation.

  15. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    A trillion dollar coin could be minted tomorrow and poof(!) the debt would be erased.

    I think that con should be a little more subtle, but generally yes – that’s the idea.

    Money “tied up” in US Treasuries by foreign Nations is more like a colonial tax than a real debt, it was never supposed to be paid.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 10:39 am #

      Right! Move along, nothing to see here.

  16. K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 10:24 am #

    “Neither faction understands what is happening, though they each have an elaborate delusional narrative to spin in the absence of any credible plan for adapting the life of our nation to the precipitating realities.”

    Both factions are delusional and without a clue on what to do but this is a symptom and not the disease. Perhaps 10.000 people of all the millions in our entire country ever think living in accord with the laws of physics might be necessary to endure in any meaningful way. The rest believe that endless growth is possible and substitutes and progress will always replace that which dwindles. Magic in other words. There is no pressure on leadership from below to instill honesty and accountability so as crisis looms delusion in leadership will increase not abate.

    Enlightened self interest was never the answer. Community was, but the decision to abandon community for the worship of the self sealed our doom generations ago. That we exist as threads in a greater fabric has not been and is not appreciated. Serious collapse is beginning across the globe as economies fray in country after country. Brazil descends into chaos and the rule of law vanishes as police in Vitoria strike. Yet through it all Americans are ignorant of these happenings and American news agencies no longer see themselves as reporters of news but as the generators of it. Ignorance blossoms having taken root long ago.

    The only possible end is very very bad for the cultivation of ignorance has become the basis for our existence and when hard times loom that won’t work any more. It does not work now but the delusion that it does is easy to maintain on a full belly. Surplus keeps reality away. Sadly when the failure of ignorance is manifest there will be nothing to replace it with. America is too far gone.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

      Yes, sans the 1965 immigration act and the collapse of the border, America would be stable at 200 million, ninety percent of them White. Paradise or as close to it as possible. White People and Black Coal – a match made in heaven.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

        If we valued Community, we wouldn’t have turned America brown. Brown Community is very different from White Community. Black is even more different.

        • K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm #

          Some things never change and you are still full of shit.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

            So Communities don’t need a common culture? If not, what does “community” even mean? And the different races tend towards different types of culture.

          • K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

            Community means being connected with other people and considering the needs of the community of others as well as your own needs. A common civility is needed for community but not a common culture. To think that a common culture is required betrays an intolerance to people unlike yourself.

          • toktomi February 14, 2017 at 8:54 pm #

            Any useful understanding of the, very simple in its essence and yet infinitely complex in its total expression, difference between homogeneity and heterogeneity throughout the Universe apparently has completely escaped the JS.

            Watch an entire forest fall from a single pin prick for lack of diversity.

            Excusé Moi [http://tinyurl.com/xcoosamoi], white bread.

            ~toktomi~

    • Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 8:23 pm #

      You know, K-dog, what I don’t understand is why the billionaires let it happen. It’s their world, too. The only one they have to live on. Do they really want their descendents living in silos underground, like in “Wool”? I mean, are they juat as stupid as the rest of us?

      • K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 10:55 pm #

        Yes they are just as stupid as the rest of us. Why would they be different?

        To be a billionaire means you live in a bubble where everyone caters to you and tells you how wonderful you are. In that situation keeping a grip on reality can be very difficult since most everyone you know is always trying to blow smoke up your ass. Consider too that for a billionaire the pursuit of money is replaced by the pursuit of the pursuit. Thus many billionaires never really feel like enough is enough even when it is obvious to us that they dol

        Do billionaires ever wonder about about their descendent’s living underground? I doubt the thought ever crosses their minds. In their world it is difficult to imagine descendants ever suffering. I’d consider myself very financially secure with a paltry couple of million and a billionaire will have at least 500 times that. With that much money it is difficult to imagine ever having problems and that much money getting even more money becomes automatic.

        There are enough billionaires so that they have evolved a society of their own and since people in general don’t consider people outside their own circle or group much at all billionaires in general can’t ever be dynamos of social change. The system works well for them, why would they change it? A hunger for change simply isn’t there. Billionaires have a hunger to conform or they get really strange. The irony is they don’t have to.

        I know one billionaire who is actively involved in trying to make the world a better place. I consider him to be an exception and not the rule. For the most part being in a billionaire bubble puts social problems out of sight and out of mind. When life is raw we think about serious issues. When life becomes comfortable trivial problems replace serious issues.

        With billions you are likely to buy yourself a ticket to delusion and you don’t have to spend a cent to get it.

        Cactus girl, your question tells me that we would both do well with a few billion. Sudden riches can bring misery and do for most people. Personally I’d appreciate the power to make some of my dreams come true should I ever become uber rich. I’d do my part to make the world a better place and respecting minimalist values as I do, riches to me would not be about being able to buy ‘stuff’. For me it would be power to make things happen.

  17. Piper Michael February 13, 2017 at 10:31 am #

    Yes James,
    Me again…
    And isn’t it interesting, that history has delivered a debt/money man into the White House at this particular time?

    Will he pull The Lincoln Option, or become another FDR? or perhaps even a Nixon? We shall see… but, he is the only one who made reference to a creative way of handling this mess… and one which the other nations will quickly adopt.. bypassing all that doom and gloom by simply arresting all the bastards responsible, eliminating the FED, and going back to a US Treasury BILL?
    Who knows, time will tell… but you and I know.. he will do something. In my mind, better to have the Last Trump of God on the throne of America, than the Wicked Witch of the UN.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 10:41 am #

      How about Hoover Hebert?

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm #

      Exactly. He could still call for Martial Law and attack ALL Enemies and of course, Expel the Alien.

      Fortress America. The Legions on the Southern Border. An America fueled by Coal.

  18. JMR February 13, 2017 at 10:34 am #

    Meanwhile this week it has finally been discovered (or admitted) by the Japanese that reactor 2 of FUKUSHIMA has a 2 meter hole in the floor and that radiation levels are off the charts. 1 second of exposure to those radiation levels will kill anything instantly. And now there are scientists out there saying that one more good earthquake and the whole thing collapses in on itself and releases unbelievable amounts of radiation, necessitating the evacuation of Tokyo and possibly making Japan uninhabitable, not to mention the possible extinction of life in the Pacific Ocean…

    Fukushima is a symbol of our technological hubris and a microcosm of our technological society overall. Hubris in building a crappy nuclear power plant in one the most earthquake-prone, tsunami-prone areas in the world over an aquifer, on the ocean, next to one of the most populous cities in the world. What could go wrong?

    The reaction to the Fukushima disaster parallels the Long Emergency. Ignored by the media and leadership around the world, most average people are unaware of its existence, and those who are aware have no idea what to do about it – if there is anything that can be done at all.

    And it will start killing people and wildlife in droves, but no one will be able to pinpoint the blame to that particular disaster. Cancer just happens right? Just like the Long Emergency, no one can pinpoint the loss of prosperity and why things don’t work the way they used to. The reason for our downfall will remain a mystery to most, if they even take time to think about it.

    • abbybwood February 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

      I wonder if Trump and Abe discussed the Fukushima situation while they were golfing?

      “Fore!!!”

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

      Think Fucu times four hundred. Without oil a ton of shit happens. Take a good look at a map of nuclear plants. Include University research labs. Next add weapons shortage and development labs. Think your food stores, silver and gold rounds will be worth much? If you are not 250 miles away from this nuclear nightmare you are toast. Even if you are….. pray you are not downwind. I like JHK’s books. I just think he is a glass half full kind of guy. Good for him. I am more of a glass half glowing kind of guy. We bought the ticket now smile big our ride is here.

  19. Bro Jobe February 13, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    “reality has a way of dealing with punks like us.”

    I want to cheer that. I agree. But the compassionate part of me says “yeah, and the same reality crushes nice old folk, kids, and others who are innocent. They deserve better.”

    No. Reality does not deal in fairness to the innocent. That should be a human virtue, and the events unfolding now, while caused by human decisions, are now moving under their own momentum.

    Over the years I’ve tried to find disagreement with JHK’s points about how far we’ll slide. Now I’m not sure I was right. He is spot-on correct about the vast illusion of modern money and investments. Once the system seizes up, as it did for a time in 2008, you get stasis everywhere. I still recall the ghostly feeling of being in a Sears and Home Depot at the worst of it. I was the only customer and everyone still working looked spooked. I’ve never gotten better customer service.

    Reality stinks. It’s indifferent. And it’s coming for us, Red, Blue, and Purple in the USA.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      The wheels of history grind exceedingly slow. Not!

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 5:08 pm #

      Hey Bro! I feel the same pain. When we see the Wall Street Cons jumping in to the private jets flying off to safe houses all over the world paid for with our pensions and hard earned cash it will be the sign of the last bubble breaking. Checks and balances. We trusted the smart guys. Now the bill is due.

  20. K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 10:37 am #

    I just found this in my meanderings and came back. A gem worth quoting here and highly relevant to the topic.

    It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. <- George Capaccio

    At some point ignorance becomes a crime. We reached that point long ago.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

      Just the United States, right? See how you go wrong because of your deep conditioning a la Howard Zinn? You must pull this crap out by the root – get it all.

      Meanwhile, the Aztecs were sacrificing a hundred thousand a year and Aborigines hunting each other for meat. And the Arabs had already turned Black Africa into a vast slave market.

      • malthuss February 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm #

        At 21 minutes, listen for 2 minutes.
        Clintons employees [drug runner, I assume, or worse] says,

        ‘Bill Clinton told me Hillary is part of a witches ‘church.’

        youtube.com/watch?v=yTjvexYBuxo

      • malthuss February 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

        The were smart, in that they castrated them,

        It is politically incorrect to mention it, but the Islamic Arabs captured and transported more African slaves back to Islamic countries than were shipped to the new world in the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.
        The sheer volume of slaves taken, and the fact that there are few descendants of these slaves remaining in Arab countries (unlike in the western hemisphere), is due to the Arab practice of castrating the male slaves.

        • thwack February 13, 2017 at 8:31 pm #

          maybe the black is on the inside?

      • toktomi February 14, 2017 at 9:11 pm #

        Yes, yes, yes, who could disagree. Humans everywhere can be and are nasty to one another at times.

        It is just that the powers that navigate this most powerful empire the world has ever witnessed have over the course of this nation’s existence put it at the very apex of slaughter, destruction, and depravity in the entire history of the planet, distanced from any second place contender by endless expanse.

        more extreme, more often, and generally more efficient

        The reams of evidence to this effect are as close as your favorite googler.

        And I’ll wager you a dollar to a dime that they are just getting warmed up for the big game.

        ~toktomi~

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 5:09 pm #

      Thanks Dog great quote.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

      Well, why in hell haven’t you made a movie about it. Then people would begin to believe you.

    • K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

      I’m back to correctly attribute the above quote to Harold Pinter a British playwright. George was actually quoting him.

      Concerning our wise and exalted Janos and his picking and choosing of historical evils. We are not responsible for aborigines eating each other or for Aztec human sacrifices. We are responsible for being complicit in the ongoing crimes of our own nation and for not caring about our own future generations.

      While it is true that history is chocked full of atrocity, it is a misrepresentation of human nature to say that evil is all we are. It is false logic to think that past crimes excuse our own. Moments of compassion, self sacrifice, and empathy also fill human .history. We have models of both goodness and badness from which to choose. With that choice comes the responsibility for choosing what we do.

      Being an original soul is hard to do. Most of us follow examples, we play act and never fully self-actualize. Within these limits we can choose who to emulate. You can pretend to be a white hat or a black hat cowboy as you play act through life. The choice is yours.

      • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

        Thank you for the correction. We know who we are. That is why many remain behind the mask. Life is on the spectrum so why do we pretend it is black and white?

  21. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    That gives us a few weeks to prepare. Thanks to your predictions these last twenty years, I do feel prepared. == janet

    Nice to see, janet, that we do agree on something, at least. USA! USA!! USA!!!

  22. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 10:48 am #

    Money “tied up” in US Treasuries by foreign Nations is more like a colonial tax than a real debt, it was never supposed to be paid == me

    The real problem is not the past debts, but the rebellion of a few Nations to pay high colonial taxes in exchange for a fucked-up management style.

    May be Trump will fix that.

  23. RocketDoc February 13, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Darwin suggested God works in mysterious ways rather than biblically and despite 150 years of considering the matter, a majority of people still find transcendence more compelling. The Kunstler narrative is only 20 years old (though many could see the handwriting on the wall with Ehrlich’s Population Bomb and the forecasts of Limits to Growth). We could continue a while yet in our illusions. The point is there are three tells: 1) no money out of ATM’s (or severely restricted withdrawals) 2) no oil at gas stations (or sky high prices) 3) no power when you flip the switch. Until then it’s don’t wake the dreamer.
    I have wondered about a fourth “tell” that could be internet information related. The internet could be restricted to approved uses which as far as I know could already be the case.
    March seems a little early to me. I have an international vacation in May. Perhaps a travel ban for us regular folks could be another tell?

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

      Yet the people who believe in this stuff act in ways diametrically opposite to it – open borders for a White America that had attained a stable population. Maybe green is just the new red? And a love for humanity masks a hatred for their own people and a desire to destroy America and all Western nations.

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 5:56 pm #

      Anything that happens fast will be blamed on an outside other or the alien within. Hope you enjoy your trip.

    • K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

      Don’t forget about empty shelves at the supermarket. That would not be so much of a tell however for at that point we will have all been told.

      The day will come when people will kill for guacamole.

  24. Cold N. Holefield February 13, 2017 at 11:11 am #

    JMR, how are we sure people aren’t affected by the Fall-Out of Fukushima right now? People all over the world? I can’t speak for anyone else, but people are dropping like flies from cancer all around me in what appears to be exponentially-increasing numbers. The Uptick could be attributable to Fukushima, but I have so much mistrust in the Deep Global State, I believe they would hide the trend and not report it.

    • thwack February 13, 2017 at 11:31 am #

      “I believe they would hide the trend and not report it.”

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

      Well you don’t want mass panic do you?

      Why tell the crew of the space shittle that they have a hole in their wing if there isn’t anything they can do about it?

    • mdl17576 February 13, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

      Too hard to narrow it down to just that. Everything is made of plastic which leaches compounds that either mimc or inhibit key hormones and enzymes. That’s the same mechanism of action as many pesticides. Oh wait, our food is covered in those too. Fukushima is on the other side of the planet, those chems I mentioned are in your body as we speak. Just saying.

    • abbybwood February 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

      Are all the whales dying on the West coast affected by Fukushima radiation?:

      californiagraywhalecoalition.org/fukushima-radiation-killing-whales-off-west-coast/

      • thwack February 13, 2017 at 1:43 pm #

        It may be that; or it may be the sonar and low frequency radio transmissions from U.S navy submarines?

        watch out for your ears

        youtube.com/watch?v=Cp9V3D3ufn4

        • John Howard February 13, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

          And those JBL waterproof speakers.

        • JimInFlorida February 13, 2017 at 6:44 pm #

          Use of active sonar is very rare in submarine navigation and tracking. The vast majority of detection is done with passive sonar and has been for many decades.

          Submarines RECEIVE transmissions from powerful ELF transmitters and that’s only to tell them to come up to periscope depth and either raise the VHF football or put out the floating wire antenna. ELF transmissions only contain brief coded messages and that isn’t enough to discomfit the whales.

          • thwack February 13, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

            are you a whale?

    • JMR February 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

      Exactly. I think we have all been conditioned to think that cancer is just something that some people get. But it is pretty much proven that it is 99% environmental and people with suppressed or weak immune systems are the ones who are the first to go.

      But what happens when our environment becomes so toxic that even the strongest of us get cancer? What if everyone gets it? Someone mentioned the plastic pollution and pesticides too. We just can’t know where our cancers come from and like you said, even if govt scientists do figure out what the affects of all this radiation leaking into the environment are, we aren’t going to find out about it. People will have no idea what actually killed them and their loved ones.

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

      Our lust for all that glows may have happened years ago. I asked my wife, a mathematician to help me set up a problem: How many RADS does it take to fry Earth. Too many variables. So if we have no limit how will we know if we passed it? Had a friend die a few years back that was part of our nuke tests in the Pacific. Who dies of leukemia in their last 70’s? Someone with too much radiation in their bones. Guess he was lied to about the test being safe. We are all in that boat with my Master Chief friend.

      • thwack February 13, 2017 at 10:40 pm #

        Not that it matters but;

        what color was he?

  25. Dumbedup February 13, 2017 at 11:16 am #

    The public would never accept an admission or counseling from the government about how to wind down modern life. You can’t ask 10 million people in LA to give up their cars. They will revolt. You can’t even plan for the contingency. People simply will not cooperate. Happy motoring is too ingrained in our psyche.

    That, in and of itself, is the reason why no one, including Obama and now Trump, was or is willing to give that counsel. If you tell people they can’t drive anymore there will be more road rage. If you tell people to grown their own vegetables they will empty the store shelves. There is no upside to the downside. Whenever it comes there will be widespread panic, violence and suffering.

    We have to each individually plan and hope that planning will spread to neighborhoods, municipalities and regions. Trickle up … but only after it starts. There is no trickle down.

    • Dumbedup February 13, 2017 at 11:19 am #

      Damn the no edit button!!

      Grow … not grown.

      And there was never any chance at all that the government could have taken steps to prepare. It was always going to be pretend to the end. Always.

    • Cold N. Holefield February 13, 2017 at 11:20 am #

      Good points, but you can’t tell me The Deep State doesn’t have plans in place for what they believe will ultimately transpire when this all reaches catastrophic levels. They’re not stupid. They know what’s coming and yet they are taking no steps to ameliorate it. If they have a plan, or plans, what do we think that plan, or those plans, is/are?

      • capt spaulding February 13, 2017 at 2:20 pm #

        They have plans in place all right. Trouble is, they don’t involve helping the “hoi polloi”, but will instead take care of the nomenklatura. Maybe I’m being too cynical, but past experience tells me I’m not.

        • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 6:09 pm #

          Your not. Tons of cold war corporate and government hideouts will be updated. The 99.95% are not on the guest list.

      • Dumbedup February 13, 2017 at 3:09 pm #

        I think Wilson is right. They have plans for themselves – some of them do. But here’s the thing. What will they do then? Do they seriously think they will go into hiding underground, or in Uruguay, and then emerge 180 days later and pick up the pieces? They will be hunted for the rest of their lives. There will be no safe place for them to hide just like you won’t be allowed to keep your gold, silver or anything else that Wall Street survivalists tell you to buy to hedge against the “collapse.”

        But I still cling stubbornly to my belief that there is no “sudden event horizon” for what is coming. It will unravel slowly over the next decade. We will begin to be told to tolerate brown outs and even the water and sewer turned off for hours then days at a time. We will all adjust. Then one day the phones will go off and then the internet. 8 out of 10 gas stations will permanently close. Groceries will be sold, then given away, then forcibly taken from the back of 18 wheelers in the parking lot of closed Kroger grocery stores. Working hours will be reduced to compensate for the lack of electricity. The slowdown becomes a depression which becomes a vortex of insolvency.

        Eventually, and this will be a close to an event horizon as we will come, government employees will just stay home. Fire and police and emergency workers will operate as best they can, and some schools will continue to operate until they can’t feed the children. But this is going to take years. The economy has too much forward inertia to stop on a dime short of an act of war by a foreign government.

        • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 6:13 pm #

          If oil was the major problem I would agree. I fear what is behind the accounting sham is the squirrels of Wall Street packing it away for the long winter of no growth. They will never pick the cotton or grapes. Just your pocket and 401k.

  26. Walter B February 13, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    A slip slide into a World Made By Hand indeed! You make a good point about trust/faith again Jim, and lest we forget these are supposedly the only two things that are keeping our financial system and the USD from assuming it’s true value of zero. Whether Mr. Trump was sent to DC as an agent for desperately needed change/correction or as a patsy for those opposed to correction to concentrate their defenses on to maintain the status quo and perhaps crush the “revolution” for change once and for all remains to be seen. IMHO neither he nor any one else sent to the DC viper pit will ever achieve anything but abject failure. Government knows it does nothing and freely admits it as my trip to Trenton last week clearly displayed.

    I was in the State House in Trenton, NJ as a Committeeman along with my Mayor attending the League Of Municipalities Meeting. Affordable housing was one of the issues being discussed. I addressed the podium when we were able to and explained that about half the homes in our Township are between $150K and $250k in assessed value, and the State is pushing us to build hundreds of “affordable” houses at $250k because none of our existing homes count as “affordable” because the Township does not own them. We have spent many millions of dollars in our attempts to acquire Certification with the “Affordable” housing authority and will be forced to spend countless millions more in the building such homes should we ever be actually able to achieve certification. My question, posed to the Director of the agency in charge was “Why do you call this affordable?” He replied that he did not know how to answer my question. I responded that this was answer enough for me sir, thank you.

    In the afternoon session, the Mayor of East Rutherford, NJ told State Senator Tom Kean Jr. and Senate President Sweeny that he remembered first starting to work on this affordable housing issue when Senator Kean’s father was elected to his first term as governor, in 1982 and went on to say that in the time from then till now the government had made ABSOLUTELY NO PROGRESS on the issue whatsoever. They accomplish nothing and they know it, they admit it and they have settled for simply stealing as much value from us all as they can before it all come crashing down. Embrace it, they do.

    • pequiste February 13, 2017 at 12:59 pm #

      Not to worry Walter; the politicians and well-ensconced civil service professionals will find the funds for increased Section 8 disbursements for the mobilized forces of the New Jersey Free-Shit Army.

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 6:17 pm #

      Hi Walter. Affordable should be based on what minimum wage will buy. After all it is the amount that is just and legal to pay someone. Good luck with that. Man do we miss slave labor in American!

      • Walter B February 14, 2017 at 9:41 am #

        We have had slave labor for quite a while now my friend, and it was achieved through unsustainable debt. By conniving the gullible into signing on for far more than they could ever pay back when cash flow became impaired, the masters were able to spur the workers into acquiring much stuff that they could simply take for cheap once the workers crapped out on the payments. The question is what will the next manifestation that slavery takes on? Work for food and a plastic card that says “health care” in your pocket, while living in a camp of some sort somewhere?

        The “affordable housing” scam in NJ was always just a sham, a tool to promote development so that builders could have enough cash to pay off the politicians that they own and live like kings themselves. It then morphed into Welfare for Lawyers, where it remains today. When people complain about the ghetto people that are given welfare and slums in which to live so that they are less violent towards those that have something worth stealing, they need to consider one very important fact. The greedy scum at the top are far less useful to society and cost infinitely more to maintain. At $300-$500 an hour, the massive army of “lawyers” that we support and maintain cost us all hundreds of billions every year and provide absolutely nothing in return. The ghetto folk at least keep the law enforcement people well employed and the prisons full, both of which operate at huge profit. If you understand how to do math, it is easy to prove.

  27. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    Nearly 200K Remain Under Evacuation As Concerns Remain Over Oroville Dam Spillway

    sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/02/13/nearly-200k-remain-under-evacuation-as-concerns-remain-over-orovi…

    “Californian degenerates against Trump” are still in denial?

    • FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 11:46 am #

      Taking into account the direct threat of flooding (as a minimum, evacuation), to the capital of California, Sacramento…

      Two versions:

      1) Neat sabotage, to enter the state of emergency and to stifle the Californian rebellion in the cradle

      2) The act of God for the same purpose

      Which is worse for the movement “degenerates against Trump,” it’s hard to say.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 3:28 pm #

        Yes, the madness of letting Hispanics takeover the gem of the Unites States. Every member of the Elite should be horsewhipped for that.

      • axisboldaslove February 14, 2017 at 1:27 am #

        LOL. Great scenarios for the latest b-grade disaster flick. Filmed on location!

        Reality check: Yes, the breaching of the Oroville Reservoir spillway could cause flooding as far south as Sacramento but the bigger concern is that it could destroy the town of Oroville as well as other communities down stream which are primarily agriculture based communities. Look up the percentage of crops that feed America and other part of the world. The effect of such flooding would lead to major increases in food cost nation wide and elsewhere.

        When we here in California closely watch the news of this event, “degenerates against Trump” (whatever that means) is the last thing on our minds. It would be wise for others elsewhere to view this situation a bit more seriously as well.

        • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 9:50 am #

          degenerates against Trump — whatever that means

          If you want to feel good about your day, you must hug 8 persons… …or punch one dirty-mouth liberal in a face

          youtube.com/watch?v=NEVm2t8w6Q8

  28. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm #

    Washington State Attorney General moves to depose administration officials

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/washington-state-attorney-general-promises-to-uncover-what-truly-motivated-…?

    Are there any big old dams in the State of Washington?

    • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm #

      They are everywhere. One more think to keep in mind while shopping for a bolt hole.

  29. venuspluto67 February 13, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

    Pretty soon, everybody in all parties and factions will be asking: “Where did the glittering promises of Modernity go…?”

    When that day comes, we’ll all be Clara Peller of eighties-era Wendy’s commercial fame! 😀

  30. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm #

    Finally, the issue of a red rag, which is waved in front of the nose of the bull, may be settled once and for all: a red rag matador is waving in front of the bull’s nose so that the bull does not see anything, particularly the matador himself and the sword in his hand.

  31. elysianfield February 13, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    Latest news from Fukushima

    Well, workers recently discovered, via a robot equipped with measuring equipment, that the current radiation event at the core of the number 2 reactor has reached, by their own estimate “unimaginable” levels, and they also discovered a 1 meter hole in the containment vessel. A Japanese Geologist has opined that if the plant were to suffer another level 7 or higher tremor, that it might provide for a full rupture of the containment vessel and would, by his estimation, make Tokyo…uninhabitable.

    Fukushima? A name more apropos would be…Godzilla!

  32. seawolf77 February 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm #

    Absent a black swan event, I doubt anything major will happen. There’s still an oil glut. Probably another 2 years worth.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm #

      And centuries of coal. The future is dirty. But we’ll adapt.

      • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm #

        Sure thing! Welcome to the world run by warlords. Yes, we will adapt.

      • JimInFlorida February 13, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

        Coal is the only self-sourcing energy supply in the world.

        Steam engines in the mines can run off the very coal they dig! NO OTHER FUEL can boast that. As the coal is dug, some of it is processed on site and put into piles for the mining engines and electric power plant. The processing is minimal and the steam engines require far less manufacturing precision than a modern diesel or gas turbine engine. That is important as we approach the World Made By Hand. Even if the engine itself is less efficient at converting heat into mechanical movement, the entire energy cycle, from the mine to the work done for the end user, can be much higher than we think.

        Modern pollution controls can be implemented but, some deference to reality must be made regarding the emissions numbers. Coal-fired steamers simply cannot be as clean as modern gasoline and diesel engines. The insane tyranny of the EPA will have to be arrested and more realistic standards implemented to what is feasible for coal.

        Modern industry currently refuses to research the possibility of resurrecting “obsolete” prime movers. Engines that require far less energy and material input before they can be put to work. Modern gasoline and diesel engines are insanely loaded with high-tech stuff and nobody thinks about the oil energy invested in those parts! Let alone the complex manufacturing processes and robots to make it all. I’ll wager that the energy to make one modern computerized diesel engine could make a dozen steam engines of equal power! And the steamer requires far less service infrastructure to maintain it.

        Unlike the steam engines of the 19th and 20th centuries, modern steam engines can be more efficient and cost-effective. The primitive and heavy castings are not necessary. The lessons of modern light-weight casting can still be used in an energy-and material-starved world.

  33. dweebus February 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm #

    Gawd, some days I wanna scream!

    Though I don’t swing that way, I could really care less if a trans person dumps a load in the stall next to me, or if a dude wants to marry another dude. But I care very much about peak oil, and the economy, and climate chaos.

    Techno-narcissism as our host calls it, infects both sides of the aisle. The right belives technology and the magic of the market will continue BAU as is.

    The mainstream left believes technology and renewables will continue BAU by other means.

    Both are delusional.

    I just hope that as things unravel, sane voices are heard.

    I would rank Kunstler and Greer among them.

    • thwack February 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm #

      “I could really care less if a trans person dumps a load in the stall next to me, or if a dude wants to marry another dude.”

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

      You sure?

      What if they formed a level of exclusivity at your job and you couldn’t figure out how that recently hired “shim” with no qualifications went right over you; when you have a perfect performance evaluation and 20 years experience?

      Just sayin.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

        Absolutely. A White Man can’t get hired as a bus driver in San Francisco. The Chinese and the Blacks have it sewn up. It’s an accelerating process: Affirmative Action favors minorities. And once they get into management, they only hire their own.

        These White Cosmics are hopeless. Even if the World survives, they’re only going to be slaves to Non-Whites who have their feet on the ground. ONLY Whites would ever willingly give up power. No other people do this. The corruption of the best produces the worst. This is what happens when the Chosen people lose their sense of mission and forget who they are: their virtues simply curdle and sicken. And others see that and use it against them.

        • thwack February 13, 2017 at 4:26 pm #

          The Chinese and the Blacks have it sewn up.

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

          But you missed my point Janos, with a chink or a nog, you know it when you see it; but sodomy is a behavior; the sodomites could pass you over for promotions all day long and you would be none the wiser.

          This is why Hitler had to get rid of Ernst Rohm even though it was the SA that brought him to power. Hitler knew the skill, competency and fidelity of the SA was ultimately rooted in its homosexuality; and therefore he could never really trust them.

          In any Nazi hierarchy it would always pose a potential layer of exclusivity beyond Hitlers reach; actually, he couldn’t even really be sure who was in it?

          Thats where this LGBTXYZPDQ… thing may be heading?

          Some people have said homosexuals are the natural aristocracy of the white race.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 8:59 pm #

            Good point. And some have already asked for affirmative action – despite not being a visible minority. Of course some could claim that they are obvious sissies and can’t hide it, nor should they have to try.

            Many have said the Black Race is naturally bisexual with most of the men on the down low.

      • dweebus February 14, 2017 at 12:08 pm #

        Yes, I am sure.

        Office politics have been played for years.

        I am too fucking old to give a shit about who shits where or who sleeps with who, in order to climb the ladder.

    • shotho February 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

      It’s the social things that will get you every time. When the center doesn’t hold, and I don’t mean “techno-narcissism”, you won’t be able to count on your neighbor, much less the trans or the two dudes down the block.

    • K-Dog February 13, 2017 at 7:52 pm #

      When things unravel the noise of things ripping apart will drown out all voices.

  34. draupnir February 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

    You guys do understand that the world made by hand Mr. Kunstler envisions can’t support 7 billion people on it don’t you? For the survivors of the coming zombie apocalypse (starring starving cannibals in the role of zombies) there won’t be anything nearly as nice as the world made by hand for a very long time. Life will once again be, to quote Hobbes, “No arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death: and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”

    Once this thing starts, and an argument can be made that it already has, it will spiral out of control rather quickly. There’s only about 3 days worth of food in any major city, and once the avocado metaphor is reality the cities will be deathtraps. You might want to put in some freeze dried food and water treatment tablets so that you can be comfortable until they come for you…

    • dweebus February 13, 2017 at 1:48 pm #

      I worry less about avacados than I do rice and beans.

      Most folk wouldn’t know what to do with either.

      Dinner comes from the take out joint or in freezer micro-caskets and dry boxes anyways…

      A fast collapse is possible. I subscribe that it will most likely be far slower, with occasional zombie pulses, if you will.

      There is vast incentive to keep current structures propped up by any means necessary. But, cut the staircase out and sharpen the hatchet just to be on the safe side. 😉

    • michael February 14, 2017 at 12:14 pm #

      The world cannot support 7 billion people at current consumption period. Therefore it won’t. The question is only when and how some brown substance meets something that spins.

  35. bibliomaniac February 13, 2017 at 1:53 pm #

    Get ready for $10 Cabbage

    50-70% of the 1.5-2 million people working in US agriculture today are undocumented farm workers, according to a recent report by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Eliminating all undocumented workers would result in a 30-60 billion (that’s B for billion) food production loss.

    A 2011 immigration bill passed in Georgia caused a 140 million dollar farm loss as farmers left crops to die in the fields.

    There will be plenty of new jobs available for US citizens, however, if they choose to work for very low pay in 12-hour shifts in 100 degree heat with no overtime pay.

    Business Insider January 19, 2017

    • thwack February 13, 2017 at 2:05 pm #

      There will be plenty of new jobs available for US citizens, however, if they choose to work for very low pay in 12-hour shifts in 100 degree heat with no overtime pay.

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

      Do I get to keep my last name?

      • bibliomaniac February 13, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

        YUP!

      • routersurfer February 13, 2017 at 7:03 pm #

        Maybe for one generation. Cheers! Stock up on sunscreen.

    • Cavepainter February 13, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

      2% of the illegal aliens in the US work in agriculture. How much of the earnings of illegal aliens in the US have been sent “back home” to nation of origin? Cost benefit of saving national sovereignty? Not always a monetary assessment. You might give consideration to all the sacrifices that prior generations have made to defend and preserve our nation and way of life. Ooops, our “way of life” falls short of John Lennon’s bland, sentimental “Imagine”.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 3:42 pm #

      No, you see that’s how they could treat Illegals – and why they wanted illegals. They’ll treat us better – much better – or else.

      Got it? Plenty Mexicans here already legally. Maybe they can do it.

      • Cavepainter February 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

        Who is “us”? When we remained a sovereign nation “of the people, by the people and for the people” the “us” was the citizenry whose will was to be served by elected representation (as in immigration laws enacted to that purpose). That’s all gone unless (or until) we citizens start kicking ass. The illegals now demand to be considered a legitimate political force for obtaining voting rights leading to….uh…representation. Hummm,… the very thing they swiped from the citizenry. Oh, once again I made the mistake of not recognizing that a citizenry consisting of majority “Whites” must forfeit any entitlment in deference to PC.

    • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 4:57 pm #

      Robots

    • JimInFlorida February 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

      What is more important? Cheap cabbage or a healthy social fabric?

      You CANNOT have a First World society and Third World payscales! The demographic pollution problem is for another rant.

      That cheap head of Mexican-picked cabbage hides a LOT of negative externalities. That head of cabbage still costs $10 but, $8 of that $10 that is offloaded onto the taxpayer-funded public services used by 3rd Worlders. Including those who bring their offspring and relatives.

      Paying $10 for a head of cabbage, picked by an American protected by Labor Rights, is merely the TRUE COST of cabbage in a healthy 1st World society. If you want to live among decent people, then you MUST PAY THEM for supplying you with nationally-made goods and NOT BEGRUDGE it. If there is any group that is paid far too much, it is NOT American Labor but the TOP 1%. Restore the 1960 tax code and that 95% top tax rate will Drain The Swamp better than any of Trump’s crackpot schemes. Tax Wall Street turnover at 1% for all financial trades and you’ll find where 35 years of stolen wealth has been hidden!!!

      To destroy the social value of Labor is the highest crime possible. Death and societal rot arises when Domestic Labor is robbed of its right to be paid first and paid in full.

      To put your fellow Americans (based on 1960 demographics) out of work, just so you can have that $2 cabbage, is morally and economically wrong. That goes double for offshoring and robots.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

        Yes, cheating the workman of his wage is, along with sodomy and murder, one of the sins that cries out to Heaven for Justice. But it has been the American way for a very long time – a huge opening for the Communists to infiltrate via the Unions that the Owner and Managerial Class made necessary.

      • Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

        Hear hear! I’ve been saying this for years! Maybe if people had to pay the TRUE price (including the ecological price) of the things they buy, they’d stop crapping out so many kids. Overconsumption would go way down, recycling and upcycling would go up, and there’d be no reason for third-worlders to want to come here.

      • cbeard February 14, 2017 at 7:52 am #

        I agree with you jiminflorida. Physical, manual labor. I won’t call it unskilled labor because believe it or not, it does have a learning curve and some skill involved. I’d be ok with paying more for the cabbage, maybe a lot more if our western culture could be preserved. Hard work isn’t valued as it once was. Now its something to be avoided at all costs. Also the compensation to the ceo, big business, management types is way out of kilter with the rank and file employee. It may all be a moot point anyway with all the forthcoming doom and gloom. I think it was Bibliomaniac that stated in an earlier post about people unable or unwilling to work in 100 degree heat. I live in the deep south and am no stranger to hard work in the heat and humidity. I am white and male. That said, I don’t see things getting better anytime soon if ever. With social, racial, economic, environmental problems it may come crashing down sooner or later. Oh yeah, the earlier post about Fukushima was spot on. I’ve been telling anyone who would listen that you haven’t heard the last of that story yet.

  36. FincaInTheMountains February 13, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    LIVE STREAM: Oroville Dam Spillway Imminent Failure Live Coverage

    youtube.com/watch?v=JxbDJlruQ-4

    How do you like your red rag?

  37. janet February 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm #

    Jim has doubled production and improved quality. That deserves reward. Support this blog by visiting Jim’s Patreon Page!

    • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

      You’re the reason why people don’t… WPA

  38. Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    We had an avocado shortage here (in California!!!) last month: it was horrible. No creamy, smooth deliciousness to top my taco for over 2 weeks! If it happens again, I don’t want to live.

    • thwack February 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

      If thats you in the avatar, I got something for your taco.

    • malthuss February 13, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

      Is there a ‘blight’ causing avocados to be rotten?

      At store, 1 large honey crisp apple–$2.

      At Farmers Market, $4 for an avocado.

      • Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm #

        The lady at the Taqueria said it was from the drought/weather. And no, that’s not me, LOL. That’s an old postcard I found.

        • malthuss February 14, 2017 at 11:21 am #

          California has lots of rain during this last Avocado season.

  39. nohnson February 13, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

    I would be interested to see what would happen if the announcement went out that ten thousand software engineers from India and China looking for a better life were to be relocated to the Bay area to work in the top tech firms. Anyone not happy with their salary after their contract gets renegotiated can feel free to go back to school to further their education and maybe they’ll have better luck in the future.

    • Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 9:58 pm #

      They already do that on that cheap worker program.

  40. AHtheHumanity February 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

    “…it will happen because finance is the least grounded, most abstract, of the many systems we depend on. It runs on the sheer faith that parties can trust each other to meet obligations. When that conceit crumbles, and banks can’t trust other banks, credit relations seize up, money vanishes, and stuff stops working. You can’t get any cash out of the ATM. The trucker with a load of avocados won’t make delivery to the supermarket because he knows he won’t be paid. The avocado grower will have to watch the rest of his crop rot. The supermarket shelves empty out. And you won’t have any guacamole.”

    This has/is already manifesting itself in various ways partly due to the weird weather but actually due to hyper-complex supply routes – look how far Spain is from Britain! It boggles my mind that Britain, a cool, moist climate which seems perfect for lettuce, can’t produce enough of it to feed its own population. This month they couldn’t get enough lettuce because a crop failed in Spain.
    One year we couldn’t get enough fresh tomatoes to supply fast food restaurants like Burger King; the whopper tasted fine without it. However, how will all those Mexican restaurants every few yards get by without one of their major condiments? People will just overlook it and say, “I never ordered it anyway, because it was too expensive and I eat here for the simple reason it’s less expensive than other restaurants and I save money.” I believe people will have their guacamole no matter what if they can afford to have it shipped directly to them just like gourmet restaurants can afford to have specialty items shipped in from anywhere in the world. This is happening in South America. Venezuela is major example of food “austerity” and the world is looking the other way because the presidents just made bad deals. The people aren’t starving, they just can’t get enough of a certain item and it probably isn’t avocado…it’s more like EVERYTHING ELSE. Middle class people and up just mail order their foods from relatives or friends in other countries! The avocado grower is an idiot if he allows his crop to just rot when there’s so many other ways he could turn that profit.
    Farmers can no longer afford to let anything go because of “markets” because the governments will no longer be able to subsidize them.

    • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

      Too many f-ing people. Too many.

      It’s time we have a conversation about too many poor worthless people.
      It’s long overdue.
      We’ll have it after we all finally admit that religion is f****g worthless.

      Hold your breath (we need less of y’all).

      • Cactus Girl February 13, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

        I was sitting in my car at the laundry last week. I see the local drug dealer walking by, with his boom box on his shoulder. A girl (18-20 y/o) calls him over to her car, introduces him to her MOM, and the 3 of them get into an apparently hilarious conversation about which drugs make you pass out fastest. The mother looked like she was 70, but I’m sure she was at least 10 years younger than I.

        Let’s hope they and their ilk go first. That guy is the reason I have to wear earplugs at night. He rides his bike slowly around the neighborhood, blasting rap, looking for homeless to sell his drugs to.

        • thwack February 13, 2017 at 10:35 pm #

          please…

          nobody has a “boom box” anymore.

          • Cactus Girl February 14, 2017 at 12:51 am #

            That’s what I thought, but he does!

          • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 1:09 am #

            It’s Radio Raheem.

      • benr February 15, 2017 at 11:52 am #

        Oddly enough when people like you say to many people you never ever do the right thing and stop breathing first.
        Why must it always be the other guy that falls on the sword?
        Just asking.

  41. John Howard February 13, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    “If the Democratic Party had put one-fiftieth of the effort it squanders on transgender bathroom privileges into policy for mitigating our tragic misinvestments in suburban sprawl, we might have gotten a head-start toward a plausible future. ”

    This is still going on, in both Parties. But I think Trump is reversing things already. He stopped the DOJ trying to enforce transgender bathrooms on states, and I think is about to ban transgender reproduction and end gay marriage, which will have the great effect of ending ISIS terrorism.

    You guys ready? Or are you going to go down with the gay marriage, transgender pregnancy ship?

    • wm5135 February 13, 2017 at 4:35 pm #

      Mr. Holefield
      “They know what’s coming and yet they are taking no steps to ameliorate it. If they have a plan, or plans, what do we think that plan, or those plans, is/are?”

      I bet there are plans to lessen the blow, just not for my paygrade.Some included in that group probably don’t know of the plan or the benefits accrued to their particular skill set.

  42. Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm #

    Many people just don’t get it.
    They think finance and credits and debits and monies owed and monies earned allows America to keep its standard of living (in spite of everything else).

    Oil this and manufacturing that.
    Sure, it helps.
    But what allows it? What allows Exxon and petro-dollars?

    Complaints about US hegemony, an empire, being overextended, too much military and unilateralism. Too much meddling in global affairs.

    In other words, complaints about THE mechanism that keeps the lights on, keeps the charade going, keeps the debt being purchased.

    Access to the global and the American market doesn’t come cheap. Neither is the tax to the global bully, the global police, the market maker, the market opener, the pax Americana.

    Might makes flight.

  43. SvrzoH February 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm #

    Life imitates art.
    Everything that Jim writes about so eloquently in one place: techno utopia, enablers of it (one of them married to a person named Bambi) and…..cherry on the top: starchitect who does not use a bathroom to empty himself when drunk.
    (I like his addition to NY skyline, via57 though and nothing else).

    rollingstone.com/culture/features/meet-architect-bjarke-ingels-the-man-building-the-future-w439468

    • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm #

      Everyone is a rockstar.
      Everyone is impossibly cool.

      From the guy that puts aluminum around apple doodads to the ikea designer that made an impossibly brutal stool, to the chode that make an old fashioned at the bar… as if he were the first.

      Rock stars.

  44. malthuss February 13, 2017 at 5:27 pm #

    Why is it that black “achievement” is often portrayed as being tempered by White repression?
    If we are to believe the message so often expressed for decades now, that Whites have restricted blacks through denial of substantial opportunities, then does it not follow that where blacks are free of this stifling influence, their accomplishments must abound?

    Then we must ask: Where is the African space program? Where are the automobiles produced in Africa or Haiti? The great agricultural advancements in Congo and Liberia? Where are the ground-breaking black scientists in the motherland creating cures of which the world may benefit? And where are the great architectural and civil engineering triumphs?
    Instead, black achievement, actual or fabricated, must constantly be exemplified, not only proving how accomplished they are as a group, but needing to be coupled with the omnipresent struggle against those who wish to deny their true abilities.
    I could stomach the Hollywood and MSM portrayals – everyone needs to feel a sense of ethnic pride. But having to swallow this rubbish while at the same time being force-fed the notion that they collectively possess great character is too much. Our crime rates, disintegrating cities, dysfunctional schools, and fruitle$$ efforts to improve their lot, tell a completely different story – the true hidden figures.
    But, of course, the fault again lies with Whites.
    Something smells in the basement when one group must be raised up through the denigration of another group.

    • thwack February 13, 2017 at 6:42 pm #

      ” Where is the African space program? Where are the automobiles produced in Africa or Haiti? The great agricultural advancements in Congo and Liberia? Where are the ground-breaking black scientists in the motherland creating cures of which the world may benefit? And where are the great architectural and civil engineering triumphs?”

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

      Wake me up when you get to the part that justifies mistreating people on the basis of color.

      zzzzzzzzz

      • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

        Culture, not color. Mistreat people on account of their culture… always. Color is an obfuscation. Nobody mistreats people on account of the color, but what the color often signifies culturally.

        Wake me up when people own up to their bad breeding, inferior culture, their victimization wrapped up in the scapegoat of color.

        • elysianfield February 14, 2017 at 10:52 am #

          Frank,
          You are absolutely correct…culture, not color. Content of character defines value as a human being. and character is a product of one’s culture and is measured by that culture’s mores.

          This drum should be beaten like a wayward child, bad dog, or BLM thug…often, and with enthusiasm.

    • elysianfield February 13, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

      “Then we must ask: Where is the African space program? Where are the automobiles produced in Africa or Haiti? The great agricultural advancements in Congo and Liberia? Where are the ground-breaking black scientists in the motherland creating cures of which the world may benefit? And where are the great architectural and civil engineering triumphs?”

      Well, there was that peanut guy….

      • thwack February 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

        Well theres also the fact that all this great white IQ achievement has resulted in white guys like elysianfield, Malthus and Frankenshiti standing around holding their dicks, speculating on a blog about how civilization will destroy itself?

        I guess thats an achievement of sorts?

        Why don’t you compose a great symphony?

        or produce a great painting…?

        Do you need me to tase you?

        • elysianfield February 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

          “Why don’t you compose a great symphony?”

          Thwack,
          I have done so. It is called The Fourth Symphony opus (Old English) 800…”The Shut The Fuck Up” Symphony. I will whistle it for you…listen carefully….

          I also hold one patent…but who’s counting?

          ALSO, back in the 90’s met and entered discussions with the inventor of the Taser, who was trying to sell his business at that time…we were prospective buyers.

          • malthuss February 14, 2017 at 11:23 am #

            hahahahaha

            that is funny.

  45. PeteAtomic February 13, 2017 at 8:06 pm #

    Thanks Mr. Jim,

    I think the focus on transgender issues on the Left are a symptom of helplessness. You know it is a lot easier to complain about things that you seem to have a solution to– like toilets, for example– than these seemingly insurmountable topics like turmoil in the murk of the global credit markets.
    So I think it’s really a reaction in the face of some really big and serious problems that the politicians have no answer for– or perhaps if they did have an answer to, they are paid not to explore any solutions by lobbyists whose best interests are to continue particular failed systems in operation, if only for short term financial gains. But that’s how the markets make their bread and butter. It’s not really about what is going to happen 5 years from now for them, or even 2 years from now. It’s all about how next quarter looks, or even how next week looks.

  46. Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    “I look for the financial fireworks to start around March – April, as the irresolvable debt ceiling debate in congress grinds into a bitter stalemate, and it becomes obvious that there will be no voucher for the great infrastructure spending orgy that Trump’s MAGA is based on. Elections in France and the Netherlands have the potential to shake apart the European Union, and with that the footing of European banks. Pretty soon, everybody in all parties and factions will be asking: “Where did the glittering promises of Modernity go…?” As we slip-side into the first stages of a world made by hand.”

    What we are seeing is the beginning of the promised great migrations of the overpopulated global south/third world/”developing” world (alas, optimism always points to the ideal) into the prosperous world. Wealth creates a vacuum, and we know what nature thinks of that…

    The technoindustrialpetroleum bubble created too many people. Watering fields with nitrogen and oil created a record human harvest. Poor people fed rice and grain from the wealthy became more and poorer. A wall isn’t going to stop it. Like a comedian said; a white person can go back in time without fear… not so into the future… no, that’s a bad idea.

    Blame markets, finance, oil, global warming, war… they’re all addressing the symptoms. The symptoms of a disease of excess humanity

  47. ozone February 13, 2017 at 8:17 pm #

    “Something smells in the basement when one group must be raised up through the denigration of another group.”

    Whoa! This is the conclusion to a screed that denigrates the hell out of a “group”. Amazing; it’s got to be just about the most self-contradictory and hypocritical turd ever shat out upon this comment section. I guess we can forget about the keen edge of Boobus Americanus’ analytical powers. whew… open a window fer crissakes…

    BUT CONSIDER: Let the deluded cling to their delusions; what might happen to them and those around them — ultimately? We really haven’t long (in historical terms) to find out. I’m glad ‘folks’ like this think they’ve got the truth right there in their front pocket (where they can constantly check to see if the “ol’ equipment” still exists at the same time). There’s going to be big trouble in any case, so what’s the diff? I only need to see which way the fools jump (or even pretend to be jumping) to adjust in an oblique direction. Learning from the mistakes of others is an acquired skill and it could save you from making some very fatal ones on your own.

    • ozone February 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm #

      Addendum-
      Frankiti, If this is the kind of “thinking” that stalks the land without regret, I wouldn’t be too worried about over-population being a problem for very many years. There is one interesting question though: Will the puppetmasters escape the carnage to take their places behind the curtain and manipulate the strings yet again? (…While us lumpenproles are busily murdering each other…)

      • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

        How would you solve the problem of overpopulation?

        He raves at me but won’t talk to me. Let’s see if he will this time.

        • Frankiti February 14, 2017 at 10:12 am #

          Easy. Stop solving the problem.
          No wheat and no rice surplus shipped.
          No free vaccines financed by the globalists, and Drs w/o frontiers, no wells and schools and farms and homes built by missionaries and quasi-federal agencies.
          No permitted population bleed off. No refugee acceptance.

          The artificial support of superfluous human populations, against natural controls, is an affront to nature, the planet, and ultimately, humanity.

          You’ll be on a cold dead polluted planet living on cockroach infused GMO corn chips in a tenement slumburb of the future.. but you’ll be alive, and fed.

          That’s all that matters.

          • malthuss February 14, 2017 at 11:08 am #

            The USA population has grown only due to newcomers and their offspring.
            So what to do?

            Also Americans are being impoverished, to fund military and welfare programs.

      • Frankiti February 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm #

        It’s past being a problem. The pinhead scientists only see it so far as a feeding the people issue.
        We can feed all. They say we can feed them, problem solved.
        We can feed more.

        They’re blind to the problem. It’s not a human one.
        The planet doesn’t exist to feed people.
        Humanity doesn’t exist properly to feed people.

        No fish, no sea, no forests, no prairie, no wetland, no jungle.
        Feed people. Like eating insects. Like cramped quarters. Like having less, for the benefit of more.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 1:01 am #

          Yes, we have no more perspective than insects. You are an Exterminator. You don’t have the answer either. Humans have to take their own side but in Wisdom, something you refuse to do in regards to humanity. Evidently you have another identity….

  48. Pucker February 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm #

    “I maintain it could get so bad so fast that Trump will be removed by a cadre of generals and intelligence officers who can’t stand to watch someone acting like Captain Queeg in the pilot house.”

    I just saw “The Caine Mutiny” Sunday afternoon for the first time. Wow! What a coincidence?! What are the odds?! This must be a sign from the gods?!

  49. BackRowHeckler February 13, 2017 at 8:50 pm #

    Hard hitting screed today, Jim. Right on the money.

    One thing tho, popular opinion right now is that the techno future is bright, indeed, sky is the limit. When that proves not to be the case — when it becomes apparent the latest smart phone is not the answer to all that ails the world — there’s liable to be a lot of disappointed and angry people across the fruited plain. They might resort to violence.

    I loved that line about Gloria Swanson, Max the Butler and Sunset Boulevard. I drove down Sunset Boulevard 2017 the other morning (and this ties in with the Demolition Derby meme) I-91 between Hartford and New Haven, 6 lanes of terror thru once fertile farmland now littered with rusted, abandoned earth moving equipment, cars side by side bumper to bumper at 70 mph on wet icy roads, rolled over wrecks literally on fire on the shoulder, black smoke billowing up — a picture of hell on earth. If this is what is going to come to and end, well, it can’t come soon enough.

    brh

  50. Pucker February 13, 2017 at 8:53 pm #

    What do you think of “Royalty”? I understand that the ancient Egyptian Ruling Class were so convinced of their superiority and purity that they started inbreeding, thus, creating mongoloid pharaohs.

    Today, they appear to be into “Spirit Cooking” and pedophilia.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm #

      Once a bloodline is without taint, brother/sister marriage makes perfect sense. Keep the goods in the family and avoid all taints. Getting to that point is the problem since even first cousin marriages ups the levels of defects – but again, only because they are there to begin with. If such defective offspring is culled from the program, sooner or later, all such taints are gone. Then an occasional outside match is all that is required to remain superior.

      • malthuss February 14, 2017 at 11:17 am #

        Once a bloodline is without taint, brother/sister marriage makes perfect sense.

        Have you gone mad or are you already insane?

        • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

          If all flaws are eliminated from a bloodline, then the problem of inbreeding is eliminated. Breeding with others hides or waters down the flaws, but at the same time it waters down the virtues.

          Will the psychological taboo then disappear? Is it innate or sociological? Don’t now. Try to maintain your objectivity.

          You never answered me about your spiritual roots.

          • thwack February 14, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

            Janos,

            thats the last straw.

            Im drafting papers right now to have you kicked out of the movement.

            You cannot advocate incest and remain a member in good standing.

            Im sorry I have to do this; but now you are just floundering around like a fish out of water acting crazy.

            Im sorry it had to end this way.

  51. BackRowHeckler February 13, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

    Also, one more comment. Refugees from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East are still showing up here by the hundreds, maybe thousands. The Governor, and Mayors of our dysfunctional ‘sanctuary cities’ regularly trot them out for photo-ops — Mustafa, his 4 wives and 16 children. Question: if things are really headed for an unravelling, why are we importing these people? What is the reason?

    brh

    • malthuss February 14, 2017 at 11:18 am #

      Chaos in France, this week.
      Silence in the news media, here.

  52. janet February 13, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    “Will the puppetmasters escape” –ozone

    No, ozone.

    There is no escaping the laws of physics.

    There is no escaping the Gompertz–Makeham law.

  53. janet February 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm #

    Mon. Feb. 13, 2017 : “Federal District Court Judge James Robart in Seattle denied a request from the #45’s administration to postpone any further proceedings in his court over #45’s travel ban, while the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals considers whether to rehear the case before a larger panel of judges.”

    —————

    0 – 4

    • BackRowHeckler February 13, 2017 at 10:07 pm #

      You should get a gig writing for SNL, or Jimmy Kimmel.

      That’s on NBC, the Hate Trump Network.

      brh

      • janet February 13, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

        “That’s on NBC” –brh

        45 is SCROTUS (So-Called Ruler of the United States)

  54. Pucker February 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  55. Pxztwy February 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm #

    James, why keep giving dates that come and go. It is the perfect straw man for those that want to troll. Please just bring your insight and witty commentary and leave all the rest. Thanks.

    • janet February 13, 2017 at 11:42 pm #

      “James, why keep giving dates that come and go.” –Pxztwy

      This time the March-April date for SCROTUS to crash the economy is going to prove correct. Don’t ignore Jim’s prediction. You could lose a lot of money when the market crashes and the DOW goes to 4,000. You only have two weeks to get out of the markets. March-April is not another date that will come and go. You have been warned.

      • Pxztwy February 14, 2017 at 1:37 pm #

        Thanks, Janet. I have not ignored Jim’s advice along with a host of others that are sending the same messages. I just think that specific dates should be avoided if at all possible because that is what gets focused on and then Jim is marginalized. No harm meant.

  56. Pucker February 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

    You can’t download the Podesta “Spirit Cooking” Emails off the Wikileaks website. It’s blocked. What a Fuck’n Rip Off!!!!!!

    • Janos Skorenzy February 13, 2017 at 10:59 pm #

      Eat the pain, Puck.

  57. amb February 13, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

    The Neo-liberal Commie establishment is deeply embedded and will continue to disrupt and fight Trump. It has to be vanquised if there is going to be any hope for America as a country and a population.

    The system is probably so corrupt and diseased that it will have to continue its power hold until it finally destroys itself due to its corruption, unusual solutions and unworkable policies.

    I hope that Trump is the beginning of a pendulum swing from the centralized commie globalists to a populist small government paradigm; and not just a brief respite before the darkness resumes.

    Time will tell.

  58. Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 12:57 am #

    Behold the Enemy. He inside America in vast numbers, with tens of millions of traitors who support him. They support our other enemies too. If a new enemy appeared, they’d be 100 percent for him too.

    The New Mexican War

    Much has been written, including in this blog, of the threat to America posed by radical Islamic terrorism. Not so much has been written about another threat, perhaps an even greater one. I refer to the threat posed by Mexico to the United States; it is multi-faceted and persistent, and forms a long established core component of Mexico’s foreign policy.

    Before I get into the subject let me engage in the usual disclaimer required in our snowflake culture. I have been in Mexico many times both on vacation and for work as a US diplomat. I know Mexico well, am fascinated by its history, and consider Mexico City one of the great cities in the world. If you want outstanding restaurants and, above all, world class museums and other cultural institutions, go to Mexico City.

    That said, I also have long considered Mexico a major threat to America. I have dealt with Mexican diplomats at the UN, the OAS, and in Central and South America. They are first rate. They are patriotic, well-trained, dedicated, and hard working. They, almost to a man and a woman, are also possessed with a deep, deep animus towards the United States. At the UN and the OAS, for example, Mexico, in my experience, played the role of opponent to whatever we sought to do. They not only consistently voted against us, they collaborated with our opponents on resolutions and projects antithetical to our interests, and, for example, refused to oppose Cuban and Venezuelan human rights violations. They rarely passed on an opportunity to stick it in our eye.

    Mexico had a major role in fostering guerrilla groups in Central America during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, backing off only when it became a hindrance to the NAFTA deal with the United States, and when some of the groups began operating in Mexico. Mexico is feared and resented throughout Central America as a bully and for its mistreatment of Central American migrants. The horror stories these migrants tell of their passage through Mexico are hair-raising and heartbreaking.

    I wrote during the recent hysteria over Russian hacking and interference in our 2016 elections that,

    Is there foreign interference in our elections? You bet.

    The biggest offender? Not Russia, but Mexico. Mexican officials publicly called on Mexicans in the US to oppose Trump; Mexico’s over fifty–yes, fifty–consulates in the US (here) are hot beds of political activity and activism. Millions of illegal and legal aliens largely from Mexico and Central America vote, yes vote. We need to have an in-depth investigation into Mexico’s interference in our elections, an interference that goes well beyond revealing embarrassing DNC texts.

    There. That’s an investigation the GOP should endorse, and the new SecState should take up the issue of Mexican interference in our elections.
    That interference in our politics has not ceased since the elections. It, in fact, has increased. Some years ago, I mentioned to a senior colleague in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at State, my concern over the openly political activity engaged in by Mexico’s consulates and diplomatic personnel in the U.S. She acknowledged it was a problem but not one anybody wanted to take up. Well, it is now at a stage when it must be taken up. If the Trump administration is serious about protecting our borders and sovereignty the time has come for tough action on Mexico.

    We see this story in the Wall Street Journal (and here) in which Mexican officials, including their diplomats in the US, are seeking to “jam” US courts with contested deportations. The Mexican government has set aside millions of dollars to help illegal Mexican migrants in the US fight efforts to deport them. In addition, Mexico, apparently, is contemplating the grotesque tactic of demanding that we PROVE that deportees are Mexican citizens before Mexico will accept them. In other words, we have to provide the documentation that Mexico failed to provide its own citizens. Mexican officials are holding meetings in Arizona with US politicians warning them about the harm to US-Mexico relations if illegal aliens are deported or prevented from coming to the US. Mexican officials are openly encouraging activists to block deportations. I find this nothing short of outrageous, but, nevertheless, a clear manifestation of the hostility that has long existed in Mexican officialdom for the USA.

    We must not only defend our border but, in my view, it is well past the time for the US to begin shutting down most of these Mexican consulates. There is no justification for Mexico to have over fifty consulates in the US. Had I the power, we would give Mexico one week to close 25-30 consulates. In addition, we would work out a plan to close additional consulates depending on how Mexico behaves. If Mexico, in fact, refuses to take back deportees, then we would need to take additional actions such as shutting down our visa issuance in Mexico, kicking out their ambassador from Washington, closing down the border crossing for periods of time, and even halting remittances to Mexico–just to let Mexico feel the pain. As part, of course, of any comprehensive reform of our immigration laws, no federal money should go to supporting illegal aliens in the US.

    The Southwest USA does not “belong” to Mexico. Mexico, please note, held California for about 25 years; they had Texas for even less time. Spain held the area for a couple hundred years, and we’ve had it for some 170 years. So enough with that argument. It is tiresome.

    The USA has the right to defend its sovereignty and borders. Mexicans have no right of access to the US any more than anybody else does.

    • sprawlcapital February 14, 2017 at 1:55 am #

      For once I am in total agreement, Janos. Very impressive.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 2:12 am #

        Here is the author. I meant to reference it immediately but got distracted. He seems to be anonymous blogger. In the above, I only wrote the first sentence. You can still see me as the gap toothed White Racist of your dreams.

        thediplomad.com/2017/02/the-new-mexican-war.html?m=1

        • BackRowHeckler February 14, 2017 at 3:39 am #

          It was strange this week, watching anti Trump demonstrations in Mexico.

          Down south of the border Jose might be realizing the party is over.

          brh

        • sprawlcapital February 14, 2017 at 8:02 am #

          Thanks for the clarification. I have no clue as to the gap-tooth condition. Regarding racism, I believe all humans blessed with the gift of sight are racist, in the sense that they are aware of race and have stereotyped judgments based on race. However, not all racists are antisemitic.

          • thwack February 14, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

            in the sense that they are aware of race and have stereotyped judgments based on race.

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

            But thats not racism.

            Racism is about mistreatment.

            Please stop trying to strip the agency out of PRACTICING racism by defying it as some vague obtuse “awareness of race”;

            unless of course you are practicing racism?

    • thwack February 14, 2017 at 2:16 am #

      Since Mexicans are subject to U.S corporations and capital (no one in the world is safe from that) its only fair that the United States be subject to Mexicans.

      If the beast has to eat people, its only fair that some of us give it indigestion.

      Anything less would be

      uncivilized.

      Just sayin.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 4:09 am #

        They are ethnically cleansing Blacks from the Southwest. The grand alliance of all Non-Whites against Whites is an illusion to some extent even now. But you aint seen nuthin yet.

        Sure Blacks win an occasional school or prison fight, but on the whole they are up against a vastly more organized and intelligent people, one who has no guilt about them and no need of them. You don’t have a chance. Whites were the best friend the Black Man ever had. And how did you treat us? With contempt and utter malice.

        • thwack February 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm #

          I knew we would get some whiteopomorphism out of Janos; trying to project his racist behavior onto nonwhite people, that train is never late.

          Sorry Janos, but not everybody is caught up in racist paranoia like you are. I know its difficult for you to imagine, but most of us do not spend all day in our moms basement, covered in Cheeto dust, furiously typing away all day about:

          Muh white genocide!

          black, blacks, blacks!!!!

          Jews, jews, jews!!!!

          Faggots, faggots,faggot!!!

          Sometimes you seem somewhat intelligent; but then the racist Janos comes out and its just so embarrassing; you’re actually bad for the movement because you give race a bad name.

          What are we gonna do with you?

          (((shakin my head)))

          Hopefully you won’t run out of porn and video games and decide to go all Anders Breivik on us.

          • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

            So race is nothing then – in contradiction to most all your other posts and persona? Or “Only Whites can be racist” – the gayest of all White Liberal memes? Thwack, Thwack, you missed your path in life. You should have been an actor, a wandering minstrel and word juggler, or at least a white faced circus clown.

            You’re lashing out – not because what I said was wrong, but because what I said is true.

      • Cavepainter February 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm #

        Fairness again, huh? Again you contend, as many others do here, that the US citizenry have been knowingly and willingly complicit in the victimization of other nations and peoples. The current construct of “Victimology” is designed as a political tool of divisiveness (Balkanization), dividing the nation into warring Bantustans, but necessitating Whites not be considered having been also victomized by false truths and deceits because they remain a majority.

        • thwack February 14, 2017 at 1:39 pm #

          Are you a white person?

          • capt spaulding February 14, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

            Yes, and so are you.

          • thwack February 14, 2017 at 2:41 pm #

            What is a white person?

          • Frankiti February 14, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

            Nice Capt!!!

    • Dumbedup February 14, 2017 at 3:10 pm #

      You are one angry white man.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

        White Righteousness made this Country, Civilization, and World. Everything you love comes from these. When you support Minorities and Globalists, you begin to kill that which supports everything you love. You sabotage your own life.

      • thwack February 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

        Are you a white person?

        Matter of fact,

        hold on…

        May I have your attention please;

        IF THERE IS A WHITE MAN IN THE HOUSE WILL THEY PLEASE STAND UP?

        Jeez…

        everybody wants to talk about white people but nobody will admit to being one.

        (((shakin my head)))

        • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:53 pm #

          The triple parenthesis is a reference to Jews. Please don’t misuse it unless you are claiming Jewish identity.

          • thwack February 14, 2017 at 5:32 pm #

            Since when?

            Since about 6 months ago when y’all started that frog thing too.

            Ive been using the parenthesis head shake for ten years, and no you wannabe nazis can’t have them.

        • Cavepainter February 14, 2017 at 10:19 pm #

          Standing, what’s to be ashamed of? As Fred Reed listed in his piece “Are White Men Gods”, here are a few contributions by them: Euclidean geometry. Parabolic geometry. Hyperbolic geometry. Projective geometry. Differential geometry. Calculus: Limits, continuity, differentiation, integration. Physical chemistry. Organic chemistry. Biochemistry. Classical mechanics. The indeterminacy principle. The wave equation. The Parthenon. The Anabasis. Air conditioning. Number theory. Romanesque architecture. Gothic architecture. Information theory. Entropy. Enthalpy. Every symphony ever written. Pierre Auguste Renoir. The twelve-tone scale. The mathematics behind it, twelfth root of two and all that. S-p hybrid bonding orbitals. The Bohr-Sommerfeld atom. The purine-pyrimidine structure of the DNA ladder. Single-sideband radio. All other radio. Dentistry. The internal-combustion engine. Turbojets. Turbofans. Doppler beam-sharpening. Penicillin. Airplanes. Surgery. The mammogram. The Pill. The condom. Polio vaccine. The integrated circuit. The computer. Football. Computational fluid dynamics. Tensors. The Constitution. Euripides, Sophocles, Aristophanes, Aeschylus, Homer, Hesiod. Glass. Rubber. Nylon. Roads. Buildings. Elvis. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. (OK, that’s nerve gas, and maybe we didn’t really need it.) Silicone. The automobile. Really weird stuff, like clathrates, Buckyballs, and rotaxanes. The Bible. Bug spray. Diffie-Hellman, public-key cryptography, and RSA. Et cetera. A short list I realize but still……

          • thwack February 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm #

            Standing, what’s to be ashamed of? As __________ listed in his piece “Are White Men Gods”, here are a few contributions by them:

            Dresden February 13 to February 15, 1945,

            200,000 deaths.

            Somme 1 July and 18 November 1916.

            57,470 casualties.

            Is that what white men have done?

            Surely they must be niggers…

            The white man is his own worst enemy.

      • thwack February 14, 2017 at 10:39 pm #

        Ah, yeah, hello?

        might I should I be?

        What are you a faggot?

        • Cavepainter February 15, 2017 at 8:49 am #

          Again, all the foibles of humanity have manifested in the history of the US, is that a surprise? The surprise is that public education has been so pitifully dumbed down that the Left is now able to demagogue the politics of victimology, distracting from the fact that the drafters of this nation’s founding documents were genius enough to create the most advanced structure and process of government for best restraining those tendencies toward humanity’s worst traits. If you wish to contend that any other culture having emerged during the confluence of such rapid industrialization/technical development would have done better, I urge, do a little scholarship. BLM and victimology have done more harm for this nation’s non White population than any movement since the latter half of the 20th Century.

  59. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 4:47 am #

    4 – 0
    This time, they got the best of him!

    bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38965557

    Highly experienced intelligence operative Flynn had such a reputation that he could probably have turned even the CIA to the Trump’s side.

    And other such general Trump will be very difficult to find, may be impossible, especially since it will have a tremendous demoralizing effect on the intelligence community, and all people who support Trump. Now, if he wants to regain his position he will have to take couple of buildings by storm a la Yeltsin and put the Witch on a chair and turn couple of Obama’s election clips into a documentary.

    youtube.com/watch?v=T5ayK694PZI

    But I think now the Americans will show their true imperialistic Anglo-Saxon essence and aggressiveness.

    Everybody will be hit.

    But he should’ve arrested her at once – it would be better for everyone, including for her.

  60. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 4:53 am #

    474 Arrested, 28 Underage Sex Slaves Rescued in California Sting

    Two weeks ago, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies along with a state and federal task force arrested 474 people across California for various forms of human trafficking in what some believe is the largest pedophilia bust in U.S. history.

    Additionally, 28 commercially and sexually exploited children and 27 adult victims were rescued from their captors, according to a KTLA-TV5 report in Los Angeles.

    According to Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell during a news conference, the bust was called “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.” Coordinating the efforts to help victims in LA County is The Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking and the Saving Innocence.

    youtube.com/watch?v=xwb6pSSTPkc

  61. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 5:24 am #

    According to what I read in Russian media, the Nation’s largest Oroville Dam (1961-68 construction) is in no real danger – it is an emergency spillway got damaged. The flow of water destroyed the emergency concrete spillway and began to destroy the rocks underneath, forming pit erosion. The destruction occurred at a flow rate of 1400 m3/s, which is significantly less than the maximum capacity of the main spillway – earlier, in 1997, was tested at more than 4000 m3/s .

    It was decided not to increase discharge through the main spillway and put into operation the emergency spillway – which has never been tested before – located next to the main. The emergency spillway is an overflow concrete wall through which water is discharged down to the unfortified hillside.

    The discharge of water through the emergency spillway pictures were presented by some media as the destruction of the dam itself.

    The fact that the press is pushing alleged “destruction of the dam”, not emergency spillway – this is a clear sign of an information special operation. It turns out that Trump’s team has some control over the Media and cleansing of California will go on.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 6:17 am #

      Fifth Labour of Heracles

      The symbolic meaning of what is happening with the Oroville Dam could hardly escape anyone.

      The fifth Labour of Heracles was to clean the Augean stables.

      Eurystheus intended this assignment both as humiliating (rather than impressive, like the previous labours) and as impossible, since the livestock were divinely healthy (immortal) and therefore produced an enormous quantity of dung.

      These stables had not been cleaned in over 30 years, and 3,000 cattle lived there. However, Heracles succeeded by rerouting the rivers Alpheus and Peneus to wash out the filth.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm #

        Great metaphor. Indeed the stables must be cleansed. And Trump must go on the offensive and stay on it.

    • thwack February 14, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      The fact that the press is pushing alleged “destruction of the dam”, not emergency spillway – this is a clear sign of an information special operation.

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

      yeah,

      its got that Apollo 13 existential exercise feel to it.

      • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 11:20 am #

        Forget the Apollo, how ’bout shooting Apollo-Soyuz together?

        http://foliums.ru/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/1083031952-1024×683.jpg

        Anybody could tell me who is on that photo?

        • thwack February 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

          Thats Richard MIllhouse Nixon.

          The only president in office for ALL the Apollo moon landing.

          Hmmmm…?

          • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

            The other guy is Leonid Brezhnev – Gen. Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

            The picture was taken in early 70s – the only time in post-war history when the US-Russian relationships enjoyed a short-lived Detente.

            We helped you to suppress the French Uprising, you helped us with our little problem in Czechoslovakia. We also helped the dollar from collapsing after Nixon removed it from the gold standard.

            We also covered your ass for that fabulous Hollywood-style Moon landing.

            Than, of course, Hillary-the-Deep-Throat fucked up the whole sweet honeymoon with Watergate.

  62. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 5:52 am #

    Unfortunately, after the dismissal of Flynn the question before us is:

    Either Trump will fry the Witch on electric chair, or the American people will fry her at the stake on the lawn of the White House, or we all get fried in the fire of nuclear war.

    Which option do you like better?

    • Frankiti February 14, 2017 at 10:13 am #

      He wasn’t neocon enough. Flanked on both sides.

  63. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 9:31 am #

    Putin’s Press secretary to Americans:

    You, guys, eat your own shit:

    twitter.com/RusEmbUSA/status/831141976737214464

    and we prefer ours:

    twitter.com/RusEmbUSA/status/831508208590139393

  64. nsa February 14, 2017 at 10:06 am #

    PEAK BOTTLED WATER ALERT: filled up the boat at the local Exxon (owned by Pakis, of course), and noted a quart of greenie bottled water was on sale at $1 i.e. $4/gal while the regular gas was $2.89 / gal (including 80 cents worth of taxes). Maybe just add 39 cents to the dollar and opt of the Steel Reserve instead……..we haven’t reached Peak Swill yet.

    • Cold N. Holefield February 14, 2017 at 10:27 am #

      It’s owned by Pakis because Slugs like you are playing with all your Toys bought with Easy Credit. Don’t blame the Pakis, you Fucking Coward. Enjoy your Bottled Water, you Freakin’ Pussy.

      nsa — the reason America is no more if it ever was.

      • nsa February 14, 2017 at 12:37 pm #

        Potty mouth adolescent……..

  65. malthuss February 14, 2017 at 12:42 pm #

    WHITE PRIVILEGE–Clearly some people lack critical thinking skills–

    Students at Elizabethtown College this month are wearing white pins in the shape of puzzle pieces to remind them of their white privilege.

    The campaign was launched over the weekend by the Elizabethtown College Democrats, who say it aims to make students at the small and private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania more introspective about issues of race, especially in their predominantly white region of Lancaster County.

    “Discussions about race are often perceived as being only open to people of color, but I think it is just as important for white people to partake in conversations about race,”

    Aileen Ida, president of the College Democrats, told The College Fix via email.

    Ida said white people are continually allowing for a societal system of oppression to occur unless they work against it. The white puzzle piece pin represents racial struggles of all sorts.

    “No matter how accepting someone is, that doesn’t stop them from being part of a system based on centuries of inequality,” she said, adding the campaign transcends politics.

    • thwack February 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm #

      she said, adding the campaign transcends politics.

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

      She?

      The real privilege is the white pussy privilege (thanks a lot Janos)

      Sometimes I suspect these women are using the “white” part as a cloak for the “pussy” part?

      Everybody want to be in manworld until they in manworld

      youtube.com/watch?v=h5p5j_K0CsY

      • HaresOnTheMountain February 15, 2017 at 8:56 pm #

        And what example of noble living does Ms. Ida embody that would suggest anyone heed her advice to think about their “white privilege?”

        It says on Ms. Ida’s online journalism account at Elizabethtown,
        “Sarcasm is my first language. Nothing else matters.” Let me help her out with that and say that it looks like she’s never questioned her privilege to have that extra hamburger, or for that matter, ever held down a demeaning job as a white male.

        This “broad” wants to tell white people about privilege?
        az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/responsive/profile/main/2016/04/13/635961211151832702-537950627_FullSiz…

        These people are doing a great job against their cause. I would never have thought 5 or 10 years ago to criticize women or use the word faggot, but here I am.

  66. dweebus February 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    “I look for the financial fireworks to start around March – April, as the irresolvable debt ceiling debate in congress grinds into a bitter stalemate, and it becomes obvious that there will be no voucher for the great infrastructure spending orgy that Trump’s MAGA is based on. ”

    Meh…

    I betcha the Ryan wing approves an increase in the debt ceiling. They gotta improve defense, build a wall, infrastructure, and all that shit to keep their blue collar Trumpistas satisfied in their districts. In the Senate, they will peel just enough Dems in Red states to avert a debt ceiling filibuster. McCaskill (sp?), Testor, and Manchion immediately come to mind. Kind a hard to hold the debt ceiling over Trump’s head when they spent the last 8 years railing against McConnel’s antics.I figure Mar – Apr will be par for the course, extend and pretend.

    A quarter says I am right.

  67. capt spaulding February 14, 2017 at 2:25 pm #

    The condition of the US currently reminds me of what happened here in Minneapolis a few years back. The 35w bridge, going over the Mississippi river, was in good shape, according to the state inspectors. Suddenly, one day, it collapsed. In other words, it was considered in good shape until it wasn’t. Much like the current state of affairs in this country. Catastrophe refers to an event that wasn’t anticipated, but happened anyway. It seems to me that that is the current state of affairs in this country. I feel the same premonitions that JHK does, and that I share with many of you on this website. I don’t pretend to know what the future portends, but I have this uneasy feeling that there are forces at work that will be the undoing of all that we consider normal. I sincerely hope to be wrong, but I have learned over time to trust my instincts. I feel that we are entering into uncharted waters, with no clues to what will eventually happen. As a result, I have taken what steps I can to help me & my family in the coming years. What that involves is different for each person, according to their beliefs. I think that the future is going to be wildly different from that which we consider normal. If you are psychologically unprepared for that, you will suffer. Remember: It’s a law of history that most people are unaware of the early beginnings.

    • Frankiti February 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

      What we consider normal is the solipsism of our synthetic reality, our socio-reality. It never existed beyond our mutual acceptance.

      A long time ago I spoke at length with a career criminal. A scandalous figure. A despicable person. It became clear to me as the conversation progressed that he was operating in a parallel reality, not the one many of us inhabit and accept as “the” reality.

      The reality of the real and actual existence of this alternate plane was far more worrisome and disturbing than the man and his deeds. Far more.

      Lady justice wears a blindfold for this reason. Some things you can;t unsee, and you may never unlearn.

  68. janet February 14, 2017 at 3:11 pm #

    Flynn evidently did not undergo extreme vetting.

    0-5

    • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

      Don’t rush it, Janet. The hybrid civil war in the US is just beginning. All main battles are still ahead.

  69. Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    Investigate Kellyanne Conway for a throw away line – and not Hillary Clinton? The Deep State is trying to destroy the Trump Administration. He has to put the fear of God in them. He has to attack and keep them of the defensive.

    Trump has to give up any and all idea of any more Mideast Wars. The War is here against the Mexicans and their Liberal Allies, and of course the Deep State and the Globalists.

  70. Dumbedup February 14, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    This whole thing is surreal.

    I vote for Janos to play the role of 12th juror.

  71. Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

    trunews.com/article/is-obama-forming-a-shadow-government-to-resist-trump

    Yes, of course he is.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 3:32 pm #

      Bulls*t, Obama’s on our side! For 8 years he was containing Hillary almost singlehandedly, the guy deserves to enjoy his demobilisation.

      • Janos Skorenzy February 14, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

        Nonsense – he hated Putin and Putin hated him.

        • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

          Why then Putin would offer Obama and his family political asylum in Russia?

          Americans are so naive in real politics, it hurts!

    • thwack February 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

      Some people see Obama in their sandwich;

      I guess those 8 years were so traumatic they just can’t let go?

  72. janet February 14, 2017 at 7:45 pm #

    “not to mention the “diversity” (lack of assimilation) [immigrants] have imposed upon our nation” –cavepainter

    But immigrants provide employment to native-born whites. Just look at all the US tech companies founded by 1st/2nd generation immigrants. ??

    Apple
    Google
    Facebook
    Amazon
    Oracle
    IBM
    Uber
    Yahoo
    EMC
    eBay
    AT&T
    Tesla
    Reddit

    Immigrants create wealth. Immigrants create companies. Immigrants create jobs for native-born whites.

    • Cavepainter February 14, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

      Wow, think what another 4-5 billion will do for our country. They’re out there you know, anxious to flood in as more and more parts of the globe becomes uninhabitable. And of course human ingenuity will enable north America to accommodate them. God, isn’t idealism wonderful!

      • janet February 14, 2017 at 11:47 pm #

        “They’re out there you know, anxious to flood in” –cavepainter

        Only in your paranoid mind. Mexicans have been leaving the USA as fast as others have been entering, for a net zero immigration, for several years now. Others in South and Central America are choose to go to other countries, not the USA. But in your mind the whole world is chomping at the bit to flood into the USA. Wrong. There are lots better places in the world than the USA and people don’t want to leave those places to come here.

        The data show that many other countries are stronger magnets for foreign workers than the United States. In fact, when it comes to foreign-born residents, America looks fairly average.

        America with just under 13 percent of its population foreign-born, ranks 40th in the world for immigrants as a share of the population. By contrast, across the 10 most immigrant-intensive countries, foreign-born people account for between 77 percent and 42 percent of their total populations.

        You cannot argue with brute numbers, cavepainter, so stop with your immigrant paranoia. The facts don’t support your saying billions want to move the the USA (although I would welcome them). Most are happy where they are, and many refugees would stay home if we didn’t bomb their countries. They don’t all want to come here, as the statistics on the USA having such a low percentage of foreign-born show.

        We need more immigrants here. Only 13% is embarrassingly low. The immigrants we do have create wealth and jobs for all of us.

        Diversity is strength.

        “E Pluribus Unum”

    • malthuss February 15, 2017 at 12:47 am #

      White males, all?

    • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 1:19 pm #

      Every company you list is a net DESTROYER of jobs for anybody regardless of race or sex. Tesla could be the exception but, they market to a tiny niche of elite buyers so, they are not a net positive benefit to society. The few jobs they create don’t make up for the enormous resources they consume in order to serve their wealthy customers.

      Besides creating high-tech robots that replace human labor, some of these outfits are time-vampires. Peddling services where people waste their time on the internet and do nothing but stimulate debt-fueled consumption.

      Smoke-stack America, with its labor-intensive heavy industries, multitude of family farms, businesses that directly serviced them, and the public infrastructure that created the skeletal structure for the machine, was THE BIGGEST job creator of all……. and we OFFSHORED IT to raise the stock prices and dividends to the Top 1%

      WHITE AMERICA made Smoke Stack America possible. Black labor certainly contributed their share on the shop floor and in the fields. But, without the WHITE AMERICAN MIND to create and organize it, that extra muscle would be disorganized and its energy be lost.

      All of the above high tech industries are keyboard industries. It’s all make-believe. Ultimately, they don’t harvest food, build houses, pave roads, make things, clothe people, or employ large numbers of people in productive jobs that can command decent wages.

  73. Pucker February 14, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    What method do you employ to eliminate disloyal leaders from the Party and from the Military?

    Do you stab ’em in the back?

    On “The Apprentice” TV show, the team members were always trying to stab each other in the back to get advantage and to curry favor with Donald Trump.

  74. johngalt February 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm #

    It’s not Red, it’s not Blue, It’s DEEP.

    The unelected DEEP STATE STRIKES BACK!
    theweek.com/articles/680068/americas-spies-anonymously-took-down-michael-flynn-that-deeply-worrying

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

    http://www.got-truth.com

    • FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 11:33 pm #

      What you are calling Deep State – entrenched bureaucracy – can not possibly initiate coup d’etat, they could only execute some aspects of it because they are lacking ideological motivation and any support from the public.

  75. Frankiti February 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    ‘The pervasive accounting fraud bleeds a criminal ethic into formerly legitimate enterprises like medicine and higher education, which become mere rackets, extracting maximum profits while skimping on delivery of the goods.”

    Mere rackets? Or are they, the surgeons, physicians, the PHDs in the classroom doing as the C-Suiters do on Wall Street; ensure their pound of flesh from the wealth extraction?

    • thwack February 14, 2017 at 10:22 pm #

      isn’t slavery the ultimate business model?

      Isn’t that the closest you can get to “something for nothing?”

      • janet February 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm #

        “isn’t slavery the ultimate business model?” –thwack

        Technically, the millions we have working for 25 cents an hour are not slaves… but the might as well be. Slavery is a going business in the USA… and it’s all “legal”

        American slavery has been reinvented. The Thirteenth Amendment forbade slavery and involuntary servitude, “except as punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.”

        We have the school to prison pipeline well greased. Black Lives Matter, too.

      • malthuss February 15, 2017 at 12:47 am #

        Perhaps the Chinese thought that when invading Tibet.
        They found the air is thin and there were other hidden costs, I forget what they are.

        Cheaper than slaves were ‘indentured servants’ aka White slaves.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

          The thin air causes a very rate of miscarriage for Chinese women.

          Very interesting: the Indians of the Peruvian Plateau have massive lung capacity to deal with the thin air. The Tibetans live at an even higher altitude but don’t have this. Somehow their blood carries air better, but preliminary tests showed fewer red blood cells than other peoples.

          • thwack February 15, 2017 at 4:36 pm #

            Somehow their blood carries air better, but preliminary tests showed fewer red blood cells than other peoples.

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

            Same thing with Kenyans.

            Funny how that works isn’t it?

      • elysianfield February 15, 2017 at 4:10 pm #

        “isn’t slavery the ultimate business model?

        Isn’t that the closest you can get to “something for nothing?”

        Thwack,
        Most expensive cotton ever picked.

  76. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 11:13 pm #

    Watergate 2.0? Or coup d’etat by Hillary 2.0?

    Dan Rather: Trump’s Russia Scandal Could Rival Watergate

    Watergate is the biggest political scandal of my lifetime, until maybe now. It was the closest we came to a debilitating Constitutional crisis, until maybe now. On a 10 scale of armageddon for our form of government, I would put Watergate at a 9. This Russia scandal is currently somewhere around a 5 or 6, in my opinion, but it is cascading in intensity seemingly by the hour. And we may look back and see, in the end, that it is at least as big as Watergate. It may become the measure by which all future scandals are judged. It has all the necessary ingredients, and that is chilling.

    facebook.com/theDanRather/posts/10158205383810716

    Secret Service director announces retirement
    edition.cnn.com/2017/02/14/politics/secret-service-director-announces-retirement-spokesperson-tells-…

    Here we go again! If things will continue on this path, the only man from the Kremlin US will have any “negotiations” with will be not Putin, but Sergei Shoigu.

  77. janet February 14, 2017 at 11:48 pm #

    “They’re out there you know, anxious to flood in” –cavepainter

    Only in your paranoid mind. Mexicans have been leaving the USA as fast as others have been entering, for a net zero immigration, for several years now. Others in South and Central America are choose to go to other countries, not the USA. But in your mind the whole world is chomping at the bit to flood into the USA. Wrong. There are lots better places in the world than the USA and people don’t want to leave those places to come here.

    The data show that many other countries are stronger magnets for foreign workers than the United States. In fact, when it comes to foreign-born residents, America looks fairly average.

    America with just under 13 percent of its population foreign-born, ranks 40th in the world for immigrants as a share of the population. By contrast, across the 10 most immigrant-intensive countries, foreign-born people account for between 77 percent and 42 percent of their total populations.

    You cannot argue with brute numbers, cavepainter, so stop with your immigrant paranoia. The facts don’t support your saying billions want to move the the USA (although I would welcome them). Most are happy where they are, and many refugees would stay home if we didn’t bomb their countries. They don’t all want to come here, as the statistics on the USA having such a low percentage of foreign-born show.

    We need more immigrants here. Only 13% is embarrassingly low. The immigrants we do have create wealth and jobs for all of us.

    Diversity is strength.

    “E Pluribus Unum”

    • Cavepainter February 15, 2017 at 8:28 am #

      Paranoid? You haven’t noticed how national destiny has been allowed to default away from the will of the citizenry as expressed in the immigration laws enacted by the electorate’s elected representatives? You’ve not noticed how the illegals are now demanding to be accepted as legitimate political force? “E Pluribus Unum” isn’t exclusive to citizenship? You’ve glibly, as is typical of the Left, dismissed national sovereignty altogether.

  78. FincaInTheMountains February 14, 2017 at 11:51 pm #

    NyTimes: Russia Deploys Missile, Violating Treaty and Challenging Trump

    nytimes.com/2017/02/14/world/europe/russia-cruise-missile-arms-control-treaty.html?hp&action=cl…

    It is about 9M729 – long-range land-based cruise missile. According to Western reports, it is a land version of the missile 3M14 of complex “Caliber-NK”. According to other assumptions, it is the ground version of CBRC X-101 with a range of over 5,500 km. Note that this distance overcomes Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, because the treaty bans only missiles with a range up to 5500 km.

    So relax, no violation of the treaty, and yes, those missiles could not only get Europe, but you too.

  79. janet February 15, 2017 at 12:07 am #

    U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies have phone records and intercepted calls that showed Trump associates and campaign aides repeatedly talking to Russian officials in the year before the election. There are transcripts. There are tape recordings. There is physical evidence. 45 (or Twitler or SCROTUS, if you prefer) is Putin’s puppet.

    In Las Vegas people are laying down good money… as the betting has already begun on just how fast SCROTUS (So-Called Ruler of The US) will be impeached.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 12:42 am #

      Red rag before the bull’s nose – treacherous talk

      • janet February 15, 2017 at 12:56 am #

        Finca, these are treacherous times. Tape recordings impeached Nixon. We are still less than a month into the Trump Presidency, and are asking that question made famous by Tennessee Senator Howard Baker those many years ago: ‘What did the President know, and when did he know it? Twitler’s time is coming to an end.

        • FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 1:17 am #

          Just 30 minutes of missing Nixon’s tape compared to 30 thousand missing Hillary’s emails!

          Hillari-ous!

          • janet February 15, 2017 at 2:16 am #

            Yep. Nixon lost his presidency. Hillary lost her presidency. And now 45 is going to lose his presidency.

            “If Trump [45] lacks self-discipline needed to get bills passed, then he has no value for the Republicans in Congress. Gradually Republicans are breaking ranks, complaining privately to the press, or, in a very few cases, publicly. When will the tipping point be reached?”

            –Eric Posner, Kirkland and Ellis Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago Law School

  80. Suze February 15, 2017 at 1:02 am #

    James,

    I’ve followed your work for many years, starting with “The Geography of Nowhere”. I’ve listened to many of your podcasts, and I’ve read this blog for over ten years. It frustrates me to see both liberals and conservatives continue to invest in car culture, suburbia, large-scale homes and big-box retail. Everyone squabbles over gas vs. electric cars, rather than focusing on small-scale, walkable cities. Local food is a novelty. Local business is boutique. The markets are oversized, immoral, and headed for free-fall.

    I agree with your messaging. I share your values, in many ways.

    While we align in these ways, we depart in others. I’m transgender, and I’ve grown tired of your use of people like me to prove how ridiculous society has become. We’ve always existed, in one way or another, and we always will. There’s a reason 4,000 year old scripture bitches about us. Intersex people have always been part of the human experience, and always will. If we’re talking about reality rather than wishful thinking, then we’d have to admit that some of us are trans/intersex. I’m glad the Democrats are willing to acknowledge us in a positive way, though I see how inflammatory this effort can be. I don’t want to be the center of attention, I just want to use a bathroom. I don’t want society to focus on the toilet I use. I’d like society to focus on a purposeful elimination of car culture, fossil fuel dependence, and a voluntary retreat from the complex systems we currently depend on.

    I feel your focus on transpeople is a cheap way to make your arguments. You’ve been better than that, in the past. Don’t get lazy.

    • janet February 15, 2017 at 1:37 am #

      Nice post, Suze. Many who make fun of or claim transexual people are “confused” are just unfamiliar with anyone who is transexual or transitioning. Fear of the unknown can lead to ridicule or violence. It is disappointing that transexuals are being scapegoated by an otherwise intelligent writer like JHK.

      Gaining equal rights will be a hard fought battle. Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board will likely be another court defeat for SCROTUS, the So-Called Ruler of the United States. Soon it will be 0-6 for #45, zero wins and 6 losses.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 6:04 am #

      …I see how inflammatory this effort can be … == Suze

      I feel your pain, Suze, I really do – me personally happen to have a hemorrhoids which not-college-educated people, Trump’s voters and other deplorables derogatively call a pain-in-the-ass.

      And all those people do not realize that pain-in-the-ass always existed, in one way or another, and always will. There’s a reason 4,000 years old scripture is full with pain-in-the-ass characters.

      I demand that the Democrats acknowledge pain-in-the-ass in a positive way and eventually, pass a 10% pain-in-the-ass tax-increase on utilities and property taxes to pay for public bathrooms for special pain-in-the-ass sensitive needs.

      We shall overcome, comrade!

    • thwack February 15, 2017 at 8:12 am #

      Hey Suze,

      I like to tie women up with rope; are you ready to accept me?

      Where is my flag? Where is my parade?

      Why isn’t my proclivity as valid as yours?

      I was born this way and should be free to celebrate my “lifestyle” just like you are, right?

      • Suze February 16, 2017 at 12:15 am #

        If she’s into it, and you’re not hurting her, knock yourself out. As far as the parade, if there are enough people who share you’re interests, and you obtain a parade permit, go for it. What do I care?

        One key flaw in your analogy; transpeople aren’t committing the crime of assault. Another flaw; there is a biological component to transgender/intersex issues. It’s not a lifestyle choice.

        But yeah, if you’re committing no harm, who am I to judge?

    • Cavepainter February 15, 2017 at 8:16 am #

      My Boy Scout Master in the early 1950s, thirty-ish man of a prominant family in my southern home town, was Queer (term used then even by those of that set), he even had the sterotypical lisp. Everyone suspected it but no one made an issue of it because no political distinction was given to it. One of the Jr. high coaches, also a decorated Korean War pilot, was queer but no one made an issue of it until he made the mistake of being caught in sexual act with one of the students. A prominent local newspaper sports journalist was known to be — even did Eartha Kit impersonations, gestures and pelvic gyrations included — at pool side at the municipal pool. Other individuals of all ages during my childhood and youth were demonstratively (even “flamingly” so) “queer” but generally no exception otherwise was made of it. Yeah, sure, just as in all cases of “difference” there were the minority bully types who’d occasionally be insensitive, but who wasn’t targeted by bullying at times during formative years? The difference since is that variance from “straight” has been made a culturally divisive issue for splintering the electorate into ever more victim classes demanding special entitlements beyond what is assured under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The issue of sexual identity that arises in the course of becoming an adult is not easy for anyone, so Just deal with it on your individual basis rather than pushing it to the fore as though it is worth National priority. Grow-up, in other wordsl

      • Suze February 15, 2017 at 9:25 am #

        The term “special rights” is a misconception. When the 14th Amendment of the Constitution says “equal protection of the laws”, what does that mean? Over the years, it has meant that laws that make a distinction between people cased on race, sex, national origin or religion need to be changed or eliminated. In other words, laws that grant special rights to people- because they’re male, or female, or black, or white, or Christian, or Muslim- cannot stand.

        When the 14th Amendment was interpreted to mean that the law cannot make a distinction between men and women- eliminating special rights for both males and females- men were some of the first people to benefit. In one case, a man sued because a PUBLIC college for nurse-training had a women-only policy. It was ruled unconstitutional for a public school to refuse to admit men. In another case, a man attacked a law that only granted women widow’s veterans benefits. He won. In both of the above cases, women had special rights, and the were eliminated. Men are part of the “protected class” of sex.

        As for making my issues a top priority, I’ll just repeat myself. I don’t want to be the center of attention. I just want to use a bathroom. Other non-trans people have made my issues front and center in the national debate because they can’t deal with the fact that some humans don’t fit neatly into male or female categories. They would like to pass laws that make a distinction between themselves and I, creating a special right for themselves. I’m a passive observer, a grown up watching the children squabble over who gets to sit at the cool kids table. When I have to use the bathroom in a public place, I use the women’s.

        • FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 9:33 am #

          Was Christ a Jew?

          Yes, absolutely, Christ was a Jew!

          Moreover, Christianity is the true Judaism. Church on the subject expressed quite clearly more than once – on that fact depends many other facts in the history of the Church, without which this history begins to fall apart like a house of cards.

          • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 12:23 pm #

            Jesus Christ may have been born of a Jewish woman but, He was begotten without a human father. Mary was impregnated by the power of God and that was a supernatural event. Mary’s genetic lineage was crucial because her genes were not contaminated by Esau and Edom. It was the only way that God could encroach into the Synagogue of Satan and attack it from within.

            Jesus rejected the Pharisees and the demonic Babylonian religion that the Jews adopted from their captivity. Christianity IS NOT AN EVOLUTION OF JUDAISM. True Christianity is a REJECTION of Judaism but, acknowledges the prophecies of the Jewish prophets (Isaiah for example) as having educational value.

            Jesus rebuked the Jews, Pharisees, and Saducees of His time. In the Book Of John, Chapter 8, Christ DAMNS the Jews (not just the high priests and Pharisees) and IDENTIFIES THEM BY THEIR DEEDS:

            “Ye do the deeds of your father (the devil). If God were your father, ye would love me. For I proceed forth and came from God. Neither came I of myself, but He that sent me.”

            “Ye are of your father the devil and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie – he speaketh of his own; ( the Jews) for he is a liar, and the father of it”

            “That this Satanic fatherhood is not limited to the Pharisees is MADE CLEAR in 1 John 3;8-12

            ?Matthew 23:15” Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when he becomes one, you make him twice as much a son of hell as you are.“You serpents, you generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of hell?” (Jesus – to the Jews; in Matthew 23:33)

            Pontius Pilate didn’t crucify Christ but, the Jews. They took on the Blood Curse when they demanded his death. How can one connect Jesus with the very people who not only crucified him but, continue to reject Him to this very day? The majority those who peddle the Seven Deadly Sins JUST HAPPEN to be Jews.

            Let’s hear it from one who should know of modern Jewdeo-Xtians….
            “My opinion of Christian Zionists? They’re scum. But don’t tell them that. We need all the useful idiots we can get right now.” — Benjamin Netanyahu

          • messianicdruid February 15, 2017 at 1:18 pm #

            Christ is a Judahite – one who lifts hands in praise of Yah. The king of the tribe protects those who praise Yah.

            Once Jesus was walking by some rocks and said to the lawyers, if these praise not the very rocks would sing out. The detractors saith we were never in slavery to any man. Which was true they were never in slavery in Egypt as the sons of Jacob were. These converted in 126BC during the Hasmonein dynasty. Edom has prophecy to fulfill in Obadiah.

          • capt spaulding February 15, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

            Christianity is nothing more than a Jewish cult that gained in popularity. The biggest downfall of Judaism is that only Jews were allowed to access heaven. Christians were pissed off about that, & wanted to be included, and were successful enough that Jews wound up being the underdogs.

          • thwack February 16, 2017 at 12:19 am #

            not only that, he was black too.

        • thwack February 15, 2017 at 9:55 am #

          In other words, laws that grant special rights to people- because they’re male, or female, or black, or white, or Christian, or Muslim- cannot stand.

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

          One of these is not the same as the others.

          Male and female are NOT political or social constructs; please stop trying to pretend they are.

          Your behavior is the very reason people are suspicious of you and your supporters. Your sexual confusion squid ink is unhealthy and destructive; please find a more constructive outlet for your narcissistic rage.

          Why can’t you produce a fine work of art to draw attention to yourself?

          Compose a symphony?

          Carve a statue…?

          • Cavepainter February 15, 2017 at 11:01 am #

            Still dodging thwack; the underlying core of all your remarks are abolish of national sovereignty and all that pertains, including exclusive right of citizenship to representation, thereby excluding all others from determining national destiny. My only obligation as citizen is fulfilling my oath to the Constitution (the oath you’ve demonstrably failed — that is, if you are indeed a citizen). Since I’m doing that I’m under no obligation to distinguish my self otherwise, which is to say I’m not to be summarily displaced by scab foreign work force that might willingly work at lower wages or can present impressive qualifications for hi-tech hire. Succinctly, you are at war with the US. Own up!

          • Suze February 16, 2017 at 12:43 am #

            Those remarks were used to illustrate that the Constitution does not grant “special rights”, but instead recognizes “protected classes” (race, sex, national origin, religion, etc). The constitution PREVENTS the passage of laws that make a distinction between people based on these classes. It does not grant special rights. It does the opposite.

            You’re partially right when you say “one of these is not like the other”. If you study Constitutional Law, you know that the Courts apply the Strict Scrutiny standard to all cases involved laws dividing people according to things like race and national origin. What that means is that the government has to have a damned good reason to make the distinction, or the law fails. The Courts have applied Intermediate Scrutiny to the class of sex, however, because it recognizes a difference between male and females. Men are generally taller and have more upper body strength. Women are generally shorter and most can have babies. Under Intermediate Scrutiny, the government has to have a pretty good reason to make a distinction.

            But now, speaking to your opinion about male and female not being a social construct, I think you’re mostly right. People generally fall into one or the other category. Some don’t, however (trans/intersex), and when they don’t, they are shoved into one or the other. For these people, male and female categories ARE socially constructed. Why? The categories do not accurately describe their physical/mental difference. Male and female are not perfect categories, because we start with the same template, and all sorts of variations can occur. Many of the things men and women wear, say or do are the result of social constructs, too.

            Even though I know you’re wrong, I’ll add one more thought. So what if someone wears a dress and says they’re a woman! Why pay so much attention to them? You should be more angry about drunk drivers, pedophiles, rapists and the opioid epidemic. Choose your battles wisely.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 15, 2017 at 3:05 pm #

          All higher life on this planet is based on the differentiation of the sexes. Any denial of this is an attack on Life itself. Our Culture must remain based on the two sexes and heteronormative. Anything else is madness.

          Gays and Transgenders are obsessed with being the center of everything, just like Jews and Blacks and in whom footsteps they follow.

          Where do you go the bathroom? If you can pass as a woman, then continue to do as you have done. Others who can’t, will have to continue to do as they have done. Society is ours, not yours. We will not accept men in dresses going to into women’s rooms. Nor do we accept gleeful gays driving small businesses out of business. What utter scum. Ditto the Liberal allies in these profitless works of darkness.

          • Suze February 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm #

            You’re right, much of life on Earth depends on male/female reproduction. That said, the developmental process of becoming male or female has never been perfect. There have always been hermaphroditic organisms; the exceptions to the rule.

            In modern environments, many pollutants- or just the collective urine of so many women being flushed into our water- has an estrogenic effect on sexual development in animals (including humans). This has likely increased the likelihood of disorders of sexual development.

            Hermaphroditic animals have always been a part of the evolutionary system. We just are. We are a minority, and we don’t always reproduce, but we are an undeniable part of the human community.

            Humankind has done pretty well on this planet, even with non-fertile people mixed in all these eons. Why? We’re a social animal, like bees. In a bee nest, there is only one reproducing female. The rest- mostly non-reproducing females- collect food, raise young, and build and protect the nest. Every contributing individual is valuable in a social species, whether their job is making babies or not. Transwomen and post-menopausal/infertile women (grandmas) still have worth to the colony.

            BTW, you lost me at the end, though I get a religious vibe from you. As an individual, I respect religious liberty/freedom. I do not feel that a small, family-owned business should have to make a cake for a same-sex wedding if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. Who cares? The market will decide which bakers (or doctors, or whatever else) flourish, and which do not.

            And who is “we”? There’s only you, and the people who share your beliefs/opinions, and your vote. Like I keep saying, I think you’re wasting your energy on non-reproductive, hermaphroditic people? Why not acknowledge that we exist, and allow us to contribute? There are way, WAY bigger problems on the horizon.

        • HaresOnTheMountain February 15, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

          Suze,

          I want to piss out in the open daylight into my garden, for the benefits of the nitrogen and saving of clean water as waste water, but if I get caught by the neighbors with my kong out…well.

          Society..right?!

          • Suze February 16, 2017 at 12:46 am #

            🙂

            Build a waist-high fence around your garden and let it fly.

    • elysianfield February 15, 2017 at 11:09 am #

      “I don’t want to be the center of attention”

      Suze,
      Of course you do. Don’t ask, Don’t tell, and we wouldn’t give a rats ass. Instead, you are in our face, demanding acceptance.

      You provide an outrage, and then complain that others are outraged.

      Get back in the closet.

      • Suze February 16, 2017 at 12:55 am #

        I’ll be wherever I want to be, as long as I’m not hurting anyone.

        If you choose to be outraged, that’s your misspent energy. When I say I don’t want to be the center of attention, I mean it. I’d rather you just ignore me, and focus on more important things. I’m not that big a deal. I just go to work, come home, and take care of my kids. I’m boring. I’m actually a very responsible, law-abiding, tax-paying citizen. I’m a modern-day June Cleaver.

        There are bigger fish to fry, so fry em’.

        • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2017 at 2:19 am #

          Kids? Now that’s criminal. You could have at least waited until they grew up to do this.

          • Suze February 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm #

            They’re not complaining. They live in a comfortable, loving home, where their needs are met free of violence or neglect. It’s a warm, happy place.

            My daughter plays with a neighbor girl whose heterosexual, cisgender parents drink themselves into a violent stupor. I’ve never seen her with bruises, but I’ve seen her mom with a black eye and bruises once or twice, I’ve noticed the broken furniture and cabinet doors in their house, and when her three year old brother’s lower jaw was shattered and reconstructed, I suspected it wasn’t a bicycle accident. My suspicions were confirmed by their mother a year later.

            There are a lot of kids in the world with bad parents. My kids don’t have to worry about that.

        • elysianfield February 16, 2017 at 11:21 am #

          Suze,
          The issue is not whether or not you are hurting anyone. The issue is the attention garnered by your coming out…Stay on the DL and avoid attention and opprobrium. Personally, I am neither outraged nor put off by your choices…can’t see your house from here (etc)…my post concerns only your overt actions and the resulting angst created…you are dealing with humanity…understand that and quit bitching.

          On a lighter note, your comment of being a modern-day June Cleaver reminds me of an old joke regarding the filthiest line uttered on TV in the ’50’s….

          “…Ward, weren’t you a little hard on the Beaver last night…?”

          • Suze February 16, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

            I remember that line. 🙂

            And yes, you can’t see my house from here. You don’t know if I draw a lot of attention, or if I make a big deal about being trans. I wrote a post to Jim to make a point. Transpeople do not deserve the attention we are getting. Not from you, or the Republicans, or the Democrats, or Jim. We do not harm anyone. We are not dangerous. We are merely inconvenient for people who can’t live their lives unless other people are living the same way.

            Sometimes opposition is a good thing. It worked against the English, against the Japanese and Hitler. It worked for women, for black people, and for gays and lesbians. Some problems were/are more serious than others, but you could argue that any liberty right, when curtailed, is deserving of legal attention. Transpeople have a right to advocate for themselves. They have a right to fight, educate, and even win a battle of ideas. That’s Democracy.

    • messianicdruid February 17, 2017 at 1:02 pm #

      Tunnels from Maine to Baja, Canadian water into last wages. Desert sprouting, think big. Or grow cabbage

  81. janet February 15, 2017 at 2:26 am #

    Remember when Donald Trump promised to be the Harlem Globetrotters of politics? “We’re gonna win at everything we do!” said Trump. “We’re gonna win, win, win. You people, you’re gonna be sick and tired of winning.”

    Now he’s president of the United States, and Trump has indeed given us tricks and deceptions worthy of the basketball legends. But winning? Not so much.

    With flourishes meant to create the image of a commander rapidly transforming Washington, Trump has instead notched one failure after another. Consider this list a lowlights reel:

    · Top national security aide Michael Flynn, caught in a lie, forced to resign.

    · Federal courts block Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries.

    · Trump’s plan to immediately “repeal and replace” Obamacare is frozen by the reality that he never had actually had a health care plan to substitute.

    · Mexico’s president, insulted by Trump, cancels his state visit.

    · A contentious call with the Prime Minister of Australia (an American ally) concludes when Trump abruptly ends the call.

    · A tail-between-the-legs acceptance of America’s longstanding “one China” policy, which he’d threatened to upend.

    · An embarrassing display in which he discusses a surprise missile launch by North Korea in the public setting of his Mar-a-Lago club.

    · Lies about voter fraud and a “massacre” that never happened have made the administration a laughingstock.

    The debacles have been so numerous that Trump’s aides, including counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, press secretary Sean Spicer and senior adviser Stephen Miller, must perform round-the-clock media duties where, deprived of serious facts and policy, they deliver distortions and deceptions.

    • Billy Hill February 15, 2017 at 10:08 am #

      Keep up the good work Janet. Between your efforts and the public faces such as Michael Moore we descend deeper into Cavepainter’s “forces at work that will be the undoing of all that we consider normal.” When the antagonistic parallel shared hallucinations – like Frankiti’s career criminal alt-reality — reach your distinguished Law Professor’s tipping point what might be the result? Something akin to the European Wars of Religion?

      Ever experienced road rage? How swiftly the trivial amplifies.

  82. FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 4:27 am #

    Whatever is good for America is now bad for the Left – not merely bad, but politically fatal
    americanthinker.com/blog/2017/02/the_second_civil_war_is_coming.html

    The second civil war is coming

    Wars begin when, in a major crisis, no peaceful solution can be found. We are at or near that point.

    The political left considers us irremediably evil and dangerous. Thusly do they justify engaging in violence, sending their version of “Brown Shirts” onto college campuses to prevent our side from even speaking. It’s Kristallnacht 2017.

    Their ministries of propaganda (otherwise known as the mainstream news media) are working full steam ahead, vilifying us and lying about every action President Trump takes. Their armies of lawyers are clearly intending to clog up the courts with so many lawsuits and other legal tactics as to paralyze the Trump administration from achieving anything. The left will yield nothing, not so much as an inch of ground, without political bloodshed.

    They will jam the airports and block the highways and other choke points of our infrastructure, with as many protesters as Soros’s money can buy. And he can afford hundreds of thousands of them.

    Why? Why is the left not satisfied to peacefully oppose us? Why have leftists declared all-out political war?

    It is because they must. The social left has suddenly and unexpectedly found itself at death’s door, the door of permanent and irreversible loss of political power. Their worst nightmare is that a year from now, Trump’s policies will have improved the economy – so much so that a large majority of Americans will be grateful to him and to the Republican Congress. Whatever is good for America is now bad for the Democrats – not merely bad, but politically fatal. The left will be permanently discredited, out of power, and cut off from the billions upon billions of dollars they now wallow in at our expense.

    People kill for that kind of power and money.

    This is existential warfare. It has just begun. Do not waver.

  83. ozone February 15, 2017 at 7:59 am #

    Yes, Finca, people *do* kill for that kind of power. Is that what you want — two idiotic factions (left-right; keep marching) who can’t see who their real enemies are, tooth and claw at each others throats?

    As is often said and practiced: divide and conquer.

    Those with the eyes to see and the awareness to process, the Deep State (intelligence agencies; DoD; neo-cons; their various teeming minions and toadies; et al) has claimed its first head in Flynn. There will be more. The campaign to neuter Trump has begun very successfully. They may “capture the flag”, but this Titanic “sucker” is still “goin’ down”. (Thanks to GWBoosh and a long string of misinformed satraps, before and after, we can see the content of poison cup… and who’s going to have to drink it for the glory of their masters.)

    Be careful what you wish for in the Land Without Regret; empathy is quite deliberately being destroyed.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 9:23 am #

      Is that what you want — two idiotic factions

      There are no two “idiotic factions” – there is a Constitutional Government of the United States and putschists who’re trying to organize a coup d’etat and arrange a civil war 2.0.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm #

      So you admit Trump is not Deep State? Did you vote for him? If not, why not?

      Seriously Zone, I have no idea. You never talk about what you are FOR only against. Even in terms of ultimate vision, not exactly sure what you want. Mr Kunstler’s World Made by Hand, I assume.

      Look up the Druid article you spoke of a few weeks ago. The Druid excoriates traditional Marxism and then makes proceeds to make a general neo-Marxist analysis: that the Elite have substituted race for class in order to keep us all divided. And of course that’s true as far as it goes, but class isn’t the only thing in life, nor does everything reduce to it. We believe race matters. And that only Whites can maintain White, Western Culture.

      For his part, he once said, I wish I could live to see the Asian/Hispanic Culture that will rise on the West Coast. His vision is very different than ours. He obviously doesn’t value the White Race or Western Culture. So why did he call himself a Druid? The Druids were partisans of Celtic Culture. That’s why the Romans hunted them down. In other words, they were patriots – and the Greer is no patriot.

      • thwack February 16, 2017 at 12:10 am #

        No, the Druids were black; just like the Leprechauns.

        The white man was never native to Europe. He was an invader who invaded and killed off the peaceful noble original black inhabitants; just like he did everywhere else on the planet.

        This is where the term “crime against the universe” comes from.

        • elysianfield February 16, 2017 at 11:28 am #

          ” peaceful noble original black inhabitants”

          …(Snort)! Peaceful, noble black inhabitants? Yes, Thwack, you are correct…just like Leprechauns, and just as easy to find.

  84. ozone February 15, 2017 at 8:10 am #

    Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.

    — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 14, 2017

    Awww, and he twittered this on Valentine’s Day no less; how sweet and romantic these butt-fuckers are!

  85. johngalt February 15, 2017 at 9:43 am #

    When the Levee Breaks.
    youtube.com/watch?v=beI6Xvpm6Gk

    Sent from the New Republic.
    http://www.got-truth.com

  86. janet February 15, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    “In record time, the 45th president has set off global outrage with a ban on travelers from Muslim-majority countries, fired his acting attorney general for refusing to defend the ban and watched as federal courts swiftly moved to block the policy, calling it an unconstitutional use of executive power.

    The president angrily provoked the cancellation of a summit meeting with the Mexican president, hung up on Australia’s prime minister, authorized a commando raid that resulted in the death of a Navy SEAL member, repeatedly lied about the existence of millions of fraudulent votes cast in the 2016 election and engaged in Twitter wars with senators, a sports team owner, a Hollywood actor and a major department store chain. His words and actions have generated almost daily protests around the country.” –NYT

  87. Elrond Hubbard February 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm #

    CBC reporter finds Somali asylum seeker who says he walked 21 hours into Manitoba
    RCMP officer takes man for medical care after 21-hour trek

    cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/somali-leaders-asylum-seekers-warning-1.3983671

    A man from Somalia who risked the freezing temperatures of Manitoba as he crossed into Canada was discovered out in the cold by a CBC journalist.

    The chance encounter took place around 4:30 a.m. Saturday as Nick Purdon was driving along the U.S.-Canada border, on assignment to watch for possible asylum seekers, while the temperature dipped to –17 C.

    He spotted the man crouched near a snowbank along the side of the road near Emerson, Man., in an area where several other Somali asylum-seekers have made the trek out of the U.S. since U.S. President Donald Trump took office in late January.

    “I have a problem. America is [the] problem now,” said the man, adding that he had been walking for 21 hours and was “not feeling well.”

    • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm #

      Yes, it’s America’s fault that he came in UNINVITED and EXPECTED to be given everything his Imam told him that he should get.

      Any day now, we’ll get a news story of some Somalians who break into a regular White household. The invaders are shot and the Jew news will scream that the White homeowner OWED the invaders a bed, three halal meals a day, and sexual privileges with the women of the house! “These racists shot some DREAMERS who only wanted the same freedom that these WHITE BIGOTS got by simply being born here! Grrr…”

      And Yes, OTOH, Somalia is in ruins. ULTIMATELY due to Britain’s withdrawal in 1960 and how the country progressively lost the very stability that only colonial White Racism could give.

      Before Evil White Europeans came to the Horn of Africa, I suppose it was stable in a primitive way. Would janet-wpa be O.K if Somalia were quarantined and allowed to regress back 200 years to where they are nomads, as they once were?

    • Janos Skorenzy February 15, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

      Why don’t you cut your own fingers off and offer them up to the Somali for transplant? Or are you willing to admit that cross racial transplant is very problematic? Otherwise you’d do it in a heartbeat, I have no doubt!

      • Frankiti February 16, 2017 at 6:54 am #

        This schmuck won’t stop with the Somalis. How much time does he give to helping them along in Canadian society, giving them shelter, or clothes or food or monetary donations? Put up or shut up.

        • Frankiti February 16, 2017 at 6:55 am #

          Os better yet, going toSomalia and helping them rebuild, and I use that very loosely, their society.

  88. FlavianPlot February 15, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    Made for each other indeed.

    Hyper-aggressive soldier, Flynn, falls on sword for hyper-sexed Drumpf — a default president whose pre-ejaculate foreign policies hit the floor too soon and are easily, predictably used against him. No surprise there. A rightly concerned Russia and the mouth-breathing Trump base surely would have waited a few months for the savior to proceed methodically, intelligently but no… Trump shot his wad before he even hit office and now is left flaccid. Within a week after oath, Trump had betrayed his minority base with toooflesss edicts and bowed to his secretly admired betters, ceding to familiar unsubtle notions of domestic austerity and renewed global conquest. See it for what it is, not what you hoped.This debacle is more Trumpian buffoonery than Deep State hit job, but it’s no secret that the flesh-eaters are eager to hunt easy prey; not a month in and The Patsy’s virility and bowels are spilt and he’s left dangling and writhing: youtube.com/watch?v=JuCQxZM2hKA

    Notice that the alt-media intelligentsia recently hit the internet circuit to explain away shameless Trump promotion in favor of a familiar warring elite factions trope. According to them, America is no longer about to be saved by a lone hero but rather is ever and always tormented by group sabotage. This is suspect. At first I considered this idea, but it’s too easy. It does however trick the gullible voter into perpetuating the status quo political quagmire we’re all familiar with. The Red vs. Blue or Nationalist vs. Globalist, meme is a discursive re-hash that, as you suggest James, avoids any meaningful discussion of the tangible economic-ecologic shit storm brewing for the country let alone globe. The crazy continual narrative is a sleazy ploy for media-charlatans to peddle this quarter’s re-packaged Doom product, which never induces any genuine preventative action by the public but generates plenty of futile prepping hysteria. The spooky deep state narrative essentially mimics deceptive messaging techniques traditionally seen from legacy media and is now tailored for bite-sized alt-media personal obsession. The two media realms, alt-and-legacy, function in perfect unison now—shilling the same played out Republican vs. Democrat dichotomy that a growing non-voting silent majority has already honorably abandoned; nevertheless, most voters still swallow hope and change nonsense whole, and the online echo chambers now have the electorate either entirely paralyzed with group think or pointlessly chasing squirrels.

    The Saker says hope justifies willful ignorance about Trump’s fatal flaws. He is wrong. He is complicit to the farcical tragedy we’re watching. Are you?

    Hear The Saker 3-weeks ago: youtube.com/watch?v=Pfkejhr6Xng

    Read The Saker yesterday: informationclearinghouse.info/46444.htm

    How fickle hope is.

    The People will always lose for winning with a kakistocrat. Always.

    Consider instead that a self-selecting kakistocracy, just a small subset of any population, harbors psycho-sociopathic individuals whose narcissistic infatuation with self and power drives Civilizational dis-ease. Narcissists would die quickly without enablers. These individuals — the kakistos— and their enablers, the R vs. B voters, thwart species survival in favor of narrow interests , and even when such interests periodically align the power hungry inevitably cannibalize one another plus the power disparate. We’re not truly witnessing a faction battle between elites but rather self-predation at the end of Empire. The cannibal apocalypse is here. The actual two-party construct which ought to be at war is the proletariat against the kakistocracy.

    Put up or shut up.

    • messianicdruid February 15, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

      Hype ledge all lead gents –
      Tooth if lag –
      Off thee yew knighted –
      Slates of Unmiracle –
      Ant two bee repugnant –
      Four witches, tanned –
      Won notion Under guard –
      Width libertine gestures –
      Fear All .

  89. janet February 15, 2017 at 12:43 pm #

    I am sorry to see Somalis fleeing from the USA. They are entrepreneurial and have much to offer. At least in Canada they can live in freedom. Here Somalis are denigrated and hassled by our basket of deplorables with tacit approval of our chief deplorable xenophobe.

    • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 1:38 pm #

      Of course, your love of 3rd World immigration reflects ZERO concern for the legacy White Canadian, who was not only there already but, build modern Canada. Jews are infamous for giving away what does not belong to them and Jews love to give away the social space of Whites.

      Nobody cares about the naked affront to White Canadians that declares they have no standing or claim to the country their fathers built.

      Yes, the Indians and Inuit were there long before them but, the modern nation-state of Canada (from which all benefit from) came from WHITE CANADIANS, including the EVIL BRITISH and the FRENCH.

      • malthuss February 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

        University of Cincinnati to Hold
        ‘White Tears’ and ‘White Fragility’ Event— BE THERE,

        breitbart.com/tech/2017/02/14/university-cincinnati-hold-white-tears-white-fragility-event/

        • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

          Of course, the underlying theme is that it’s wrong for Whites to complain about the demographic toxic shock they are suffering. The solutions are out there but, the SJW’s will never allow the bracing rhetoric to come forth, lest Rudyard Kipling’s, “Wrath of the Awakened Saxon,” arise and punish the guilty.

          Just the wimpy and cuck’d way the event is titled needs to be rebuked. Exchange “tears” for OUTRAGE and that will set the tone in a more proper form. Hell, we can grab the Jews own, “Never Again,” meme! No amount of “process reform” can fix the unbearable indigestion from 50 years of anti-White immigration and Jewish social engineering. This can only be cured with a big dose of political and social Ipecac!

          Here’s the Ipecac: the college administrators get beaten by a gang of Somalis. Then the heaves will yield up the long awaited bilious fruit and the White Mind will finally clear up. The Saxons will be Awakened and we’ll know what to do.

          • thwack February 15, 2017 at 11:55 pm #

            Nigga pahleeez

            its 2017

            This Saxon you reference is now covered in video games, Instaporn and Cheeto dust; he is all out of “wrath” and “outrage” so you might as well pack it in and start lifting weights so you and your big lips can convert to Islam before the rush.

            Now wash yo ass and tell Janos to straighten up the front room; we havin compney

          • HaresOnTheMountain February 16, 2017 at 12:02 am #

            JimInFlorida,

            Thank you for the Rudyard Kipling poem. I found a link to it and within the comment section there was an elaboration of Pepe the Frog as Egyptian Chaos deity – KEK. I had not looked into the meme prior, as I do not usually make time for such things. Please excuse me if this rabbit hole has already been discussed.

            pepethefrogfaith.wordpress.com/

  90. FlavianPlot February 15, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Prior to listening to the alt-media opinion leaders shift narratives this past week, I too saw the re-shuffling of the deep state player cards as a building of a new, perhaps more benevolent, team, but though the tactics have shifted there is no evidence that the global dominance strategy has changed in the slightest. Sadly, however, what has changed is that one side of the spectrum of dumb-shit voters is wishing for a confrontation with Russia while other slack-jawed idiots cheer for a confrontation with the Islamic world. Oh, and some say Civil War 2.0 is likely. I say no. Not yet. Temper tantrums, yes. But that’s it.

    While the Red vs. Blue meme still seems useful to group-thinkers… for one, it’s a little too self-sympathetic for my taste. Who’s still buying into the alt-media-pundit business model? Most everyone. You want a recipe for inaction and a way to keep the proles at bay until the bottleneck occurs? There it is. They don’t need chemtrails and vaccines to keep the chattel under control. After 8+ years of useless trend spotting, constantly re-packaging the idea that THEY are keen to scary particulars the rest of us are not, who’s still buying the goods? Too many. Even when partly true, the narratives are over-cooked and must be dumbed-down to suit the emotional needs of given audiences. See Porky Pig interview Cathy Fitts: youtube.com/watch?v=i4lPBznVCJU. Talk about a goofy narrative.

    Two things happening in the alt-pundit-sphere of late: pre-election Trump boosters are trying to save face for stupidly shilling for the Patsy in Chief, as Trump’s wholesale incompetence is now impossible to deny, and Trump supporters are in need of some ego-protection as they painfully realize the Trump card turned out to be a joker.

    Taking seriously alt-media pundits who bastardize reality to rationalize Trump’s idiocy after-the-fact of any number of ridiculous presidential moves is to commit blatant intellectual fraud. Blaming the meanness and lies of msm is overripe bullshit too. But the true believers remain desperate and willing to purchase the packaged perspectives of pundits just smart enough to make bullshit narratives for sale. Buy my impending calamity newsletter; the same as last year’s with new font and format. Don’t forget your pot-o-gold.

    Will Trump deliver anything other than sharp austerity that might have been wise 30+ years ago? Yes, with the added bonus that he’ll certainly bumble/ or be pushed into new trade and hot war scenarios as though he’s made such decisions with strength and clarity. But the long emergency drags us all along in relative comfort until then.

    • capt spaulding February 15, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

      Thwack is a phony black man, and the less attention you pay to him the better. He posts online to gain satisfaction from the responses he gets. He has some mental problems, and turns to the internet to satisfy them. He doesn’t speak from the heart, and has no real issues to address. I will stop replying to him having figured out his game, & hope that others will come to the same conclusion, and ignore him. The same goes for Janet, who is just another incarnation of WPA, who posts boringly predictable responses to other people’s posts. There are always people on line who lurk here to satisfy their own needy desires. It seems to me that many of you are not cynical enough to recognize that fact, and are fooled into believing that you are responding to someone with actual opinions that are real. With all due respect, I think you need to reconsider your treatment of their posts. As far as Janos & Fincain, even tho I disagree with them, I respect their opinions because they are real. Thwack & Janet are trolls.

      • FlavianPlot February 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

        youtube.com/watch?v=NzlG28B-R8Y

        Pay better attention, Cap’n Crunch.

        • capt spaulding February 15, 2017 at 3:26 pm #

          I watched it, Flavian, that’s some really heavy shit. Boy, you got me there.

      • thwack February 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm #

        “Thwack is a phony black man,” — capt spaulding

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

        Why?

        Because I don’t fit the white racist caricature you think a black man should be?

        You think Im white because I can conjugate?

        You think Im a Jew because Im clever?

        Come on Milkman, speak on it?

        Don’t make charges and then punk out the back door like a cockroach when I hit the lights?

        You write like a girl; but you don’t see me calling you one?

        • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

          thwack is actually Homey D Clown.

          As part of his parole deal, he has to come on CFN and thwack Whitey over the head with his bitcoin-loaded sock.

        • capt spaulding February 16, 2017 at 2:58 pm #

          You seem to be the guy who deals in stereotypes and caricature not me. Read your own post for example. I leave you now to bask in the warmth of my disregard.

          • thwack February 16, 2017 at 7:40 pm #

            You seem to be the guy who talks about race, but doesn’t know if he is a white person?

            Are you a man?

            or a made member of the squat to pee club?

      • Frankiti February 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm #

        Here here captain!

        • Frankiti February 15, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

          Read it here, or read it aloud hear, hear.

          Trolls with alternative personalities or trolls with alternating avatars.

          • capt spaulding February 16, 2017 at 11:01 am #

            Do you think that “Milkman” is a racial slur when applied as a pejorative expression? I am done with feeding the trolls, it’s pointless, and a waste of time.

          • thwack February 16, 2017 at 11:12 am #

            Calm down Francis.

            I could have called you a Cow Boy.

  91. janet February 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm #

    White House withdraws Andy Puzder’s nomination as labor secretary.

    Another defeat for SCROTUS, the So-Called Ruler of the United States. Soon it will be 0-7 for #45, zero wins and 7 losses.

    • Janos Skorenzy February 15, 2017 at 3:41 pm #

      Puzder is a Putz. Why Trump ever considered this Gollum is beyond me.

    • JimInFlorida February 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm #

      YES!!! The only good news that janet ever posted!

      The Department of Labor has been understaffed and underfunded for at least the past 16 years and without proper direction for 36 years.

      If there’s ONE AGENCY that MUST be REQUIRED to look after the well-being of employed workers in the U.S, it is the Dept of Labor.

      Don’t faint janet but, I’m all for the DOL hiring thousands of new investigators to cruise around the fields and workshops to ensure that even the illegals get paid and have safe work areas. Hell, I think DOL should offer Card Check to any work crew that wants Labor representation.

      By restoring Labor Rights, that will take away the incentive for employers and bosses to hire immigrants and illegals. By making some outfit pay their Mexicans the same $10-$20/hr that anybody else would get, that protects the wages of legitimate U.S. citizens.

      NOW the company can decide if the Mexican is the better cabbage picker on his merits and NOT because he can be paid by the box; under the table in cash.
      A company will be motivated to rehire their old White tradesmen because the crew of 3rd Worlders isn’t worth the hassle, especially if there’s no economic advantage.

      For that matter, if *I* was Secretary of Labor, I’d compel task-rabbit type labor to be paid $20.00/hr and no underbidding!!! “Task rabbits” are temp on-demand workers. That sort of thing epitomizes the moral evil of disposable and throw-away labor. Such on-demand work needs to be kept under strict control so that it doesn’t undermine legitimate (stable payroll-type) work.

      janet-wpa is in a swoon now. She can’t believe that I would say such things!

      • janet February 15, 2017 at 6:01 pm #

        And I have just converted to Catholicism.

    • elysianfield February 16, 2017 at 11:40 am #

      Janet,
      SCROTUS? Why not SCROTUM…the So Called Ruler Of The Unassimilated Majority? He’s your President, too!

  92. elysianfield February 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

    Well Ladies and Germs,
    The BBC, this PM reports that there is another major health issue to be concerned with…this time in NY City. Apparently there is an outbreak of deadly “Rat Disease”…It was not explicitly stated, and I only gave the article a cursory inspection, but I suspect that Immigrants have infected a large portion of the rat population…probably through illicit sex acts. What can we do? How can we help? Millions of rats are potentially at risk.

    We are all rats now….

  93. Frankiti February 15, 2017 at 5:37 pm #

    What everyone knew would happen is happening right along.
    The General that Obama fired, and was dusted off and picked by Trump, was torpedoed by the deep state under broad new powers granted to the NSA (formerly managed by Michael Hayden, a vociferous Trump critic and general, noun, all around creep, again no pun) by the same Obama in the waning days of his administration. No, he wasn’t going to let a General that was against his Iran plan have the last word. The conversations are leaked to the NYT, a clear violation of law, but that’s not worthy of comment or reporting. The police state is upon us.
    But the imbeciles are cheering. Not in the melodramatic Pat Buchanan sense, but the republic is truly falling before our eyes, but they are triumphant. Because that is the grand plan. To destroy the republic, to ignore its foundation, its entity in law. The US is the largest barrier and impediment to global hegemony. To a global social and legal order.
    This is what they always knew would eventually happen. This is why they were fine with it. It would only fall to those unworthy of protecting it. They could live with this, as can I.

    Again, as the host has said too many times, it’s just another place not worth caring about.
    It’s how you destroy a village, a town, a city, a state, a country.

    • janet February 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

      “To destroy the republic, to ignore its foundation, its entity in law.” –Frankiti

      In law?

      The law that made Black people 3/5 a human being? Fewer than one percent of lynch mob participants were ever convicted by local courts.

      The law that denied women the right to vote for over one hundred years?

      The law that said homosexuals could not get married?

      The law that today harasses people (except the cisgendered) for wanting to go to the bathroom?

      The law that sent American citizens to concentration camps in Arizona, Nevada, California, etc. during World War 2?

      The law that today arrests people, people who have legal status to be here, people who have legal work permits, and puts them into detention camps for deportation?

      abcnews.go.com/Politics/arrest-dreamer-immigrant-trump-defy-daca/story?id=45499878

      • HaresOnTheMountain February 16, 2017 at 12:24 am #

        Janet,

        Yes…dissolve the U.S.A….usher in a NWO….I’m sure there will be much more benevolence. I sure you will have the right to protest then…or speak your mind. I’m sure it will be much less complicated to address an international legal system rather than a state or national one.

        Maybe you didn’t notice when you typed the above,….that it is now illegal to consider a black person as 3/5, or for women to not be allowed to vote, or for homosexuals to be denied marriage, etc.

        The harassing people to go to the bathroom…well…what law keeps transsexuals from using A restroom? In the immortal words of Wayne (of Wayne’s World fame), “Are you mental?”

        I used to think like you are here…America is evil. Then I grew up and realized it’s awesome…if you stop whining, work hard, want for not.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

      Yeah, it all begins to resemble Euromaidan in Kiev in 2013. Strongly resemble.

  94. janet February 15, 2017 at 5:45 pm #

    “there is another major health issue to be concerned with…this time in NY City. Apparently there is an outbreak –elysianfield

    Fortunately, we had the foresight to allow immigration through Ellis Island. NYC has a lot of immigrants and many of them are doctors with a subspecialty certification by the Board of Internal Medicine to deal with infectious diseases of all types and in all organs.

    We are all saved!
    By immigrants!
    Once again!
    Open the borders!
    Let them in!

    • Cavepainter February 15, 2017 at 8:34 pm #

      Just those who can afford to fly here or either walk across our southern border? Taking your argument at face value it would be prudent to spend the entire national budget on sponsoring any and all willing to migrate to the US but who are prevented either by distance or insufficient travel funds.. Nothing but gains, right? Wow, why did no one see this before?

      • Frankiti February 16, 2017 at 11:59 am #

        Why not get a fleet of cruise ships and pick up refugees the world over? Nonstop. Just keep bringing anyone in. Why not?

  95. Janos Skorenzy February 15, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    politico.com/magazine/story/2017/02/steve-bannon-books-reading-list-214745

    Bannon is a Dark Enlightenment guy. That’s good cuz it’s all “Inequality of Man” type stuff and yes, racial awareness. Of course it means nothing unless Trump can regain control. And that means an Attack on all fronts domestically – and leaving the Middle East alone.

    • janet February 15, 2017 at 7:17 pm #

      And that means an Attack on all fronts domestically – and leaving the Middle East alone. –janos

      Leave Russia alone, too. Leave North Korea alone. Leave Iran alone. Withdraw all troops overseas and shut down the 800 military bases. What do we think we are anyway? An empire?

  96. Pucker February 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    This is what Ted Kaczynski is worried about:

    “During all of the chaos surrounding the 2016 presidential election, a stunning announcement by the National Institutes of Health went unnoticed by almost everyone. The following comes from a Huffington Post article entitled “The Island of Dr. Moreau For Real“…
    In August 2016, the National Institutes of Healthannounced that it was lifting its ban on research that introduces stem cells from humans into animal embryos. Stem cells have the ability to evolve into any human cell and can grow into any human tissue. The goal of this type of research is to grow human tissues and eventually human replacement organs in animals. What an innovative way to improve upon transplantation medicine! But to realize this potential, we would create an organism that is part animal and part human! These hybrids are the stuff of ancient mythology. These mixtures of different animals are called chimeras after the mythical ancient Greek creature that was part lion, snake and goat. One goal of today’s research is to produce tissues and organs for experimentation that will improve our understanding of human disease. An alternative and longer term goal would be to produce organs directly for human transplantation. Imagine an infinite source of human organs – one wears out and you produce a new one as a replacement.”

  97. Pucker February 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

    Some of these transgenders will start growing human sexual organs on animals for transplantation purposes. Captain Queeg freaks out, Big Time!

  98. FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm #

    I am finally getting from the Russian Media what has really happened with General Flynn, and it is worse, much worse than we think.

    Yes, it has to do with the anti-Russian sanctions, but not the one that have been imposed on Russia in 2014 for Crimea, but the one imposed on Russia on December 29, 2016 and the order by outgoing Clinton – no, it is not a typo – administration to expel 35 Russian diplomats and their families with children in 72 hours.

    If you make a calculation, the deadline of that order would fall on January 1, when there would be no flights from Washington to Russia. In other words, Russian diplomats and heir families were set up to violate the 72-hour order due to physical impossibility to obey by it and would have been rounded up and arrested on January 1. This information is coming directly from the spokesman of Russian Foreign Ministry in her TV appearance, and she was fuming with anger when she told the story.

    Russia sent a special airplane to evacuate its diplomats with their families, but the plane had to land in New York, so several buses were rented to transfer the diplomats from Washington to New York.

    General Flynn pulled some significant strings with his military connections to arrange the logistics for that unprecedented diplomatic evacuation and stopped almost imminent nuclear exchange between the two countries.

    The Cliontonoids are infuriated that he would not let events develop according to a catastrophic scenario, thereby preventing a nuclear war with Russia, which outgoing administration was trying to arrange just 20 days before the end of their term of office.

  99. FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 9:07 pm #

    To put pressure on President Trump and General Flynn they used so-called Logan Act of 1799, prohibiting US citizens to conduct private negotiations with the subject of international law, in a state of dispute with the US government. This law has been applied a single time in 1803 to convict some nonsense-talking Bonapartist farmer, but in 1994 it was providently re-activated by Hillary Clinton, being an all-powerful First Lady of the United States and the Czar of a health reform.

  100. FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    This recording of negotiation of General Flynn with the Russian ambassador was conducted by the CIA founded by Allen Dulles, whose name was given to the airport of the US capitol, who in 1945 during the operation Sunrise conducted behind Roosevelt’s back private talks for a separate peace with the Nazi government of Germany.

    And Nazi Germany at that time was not only in the state of dispute with the United States, but in the state of war, the Second World War.

  101. FincaInTheMountains February 15, 2017 at 9:22 pm #

    Thus, the heirs of the man who concluded behind the back of President Roosevelt separate peace with the Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler, just forced to resign American patriot and well-deserved military intelligence officer for the fact that he has assisted in the organization of special evacuation flight for Russian diplomats and their families.

    They are infuriated that he would not let events develop according to a catastrophic scenario, thereby preventing a nuclear war with Russia, which outgoing administration was trying to arrange just 20 days until the end of their term of office.

  102. Pucker February 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm #

    European countries issue to all arriving migrants from the Middle East and North Africa a free mobile phone so that they can watch graphic porn.

    • thwack February 15, 2017 at 11:40 pm #

      LOL

      to a young Muslim guy from the Middle East and North Africa, the entire culture must seem pornographic?

      Think about it?

      Our advertising is all kinds of sexy women, legs, breasts, make up, tight clothing…

      I was at a McDonalds and the girl behind the counter had these giant false eyelashes on, I was like “WTF? is this girl coming from, or going to the club?”

      I would like to visit Iran for a month; just to see what its like to not be bombarded by sex 24-7

      Oh yeah, the European girls are probably loving every minute of it because to these guys even a homely fat chick must seem like a Goddess if she shows a single inch of leg, or God forbid, some thigh

      hubba hubba

      • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2017 at 2:11 am #

        dailystormer.com/homeless-black-man-with-hiv-rapes-and-sodomizes-white-woman-in-columbus-ga/

        Even you must admit that this thing deserves the rope. Or are you a Liberal who denies Blacks have moral agency – and are thus subhumans?

        It’s true Blacks have no illusions about women though – and know how dangerous Black women can be. In one case famous in the Men’s Movement, a small Black guy was working behind the counter at McDonald’s. Two huge Black She Boons became enraged over a mix up in the order and threatened to kick his ass – and then marched behind the counter to do just that. He didn’t fool around with them – he grabbed some kind of metal pole and let them have it. No false chivalry for those who simply don’t deserve any.

  103. Pucker February 15, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    Lots of powerful people threatened by Trump. Catherine Austin Fitts surmises that if Pizzagate and the pedophilia blows up fully that one-third of Congress could be implicated.

    Hollywood….

    Michael Moore seems terrified….

    • Janos Skorenzy February 16, 2017 at 2:15 am #

      Yup, Trump should focus on that case or the Clinton Foundation. Either one is a thread that will unwind the whole sweater – first the Democrats and then the Republicans. Better yet, do both simultaneously so they can’t focus their defenses. Make them another Germany, attacked from both the East and the West.

  104. volodya February 15, 2017 at 11:47 pm #

    Reality will shortly get out the whacking stick and teach Democrats that peeing arrangements for chicks with dicks doesn’t matter.

    Trump actually is a walking talking whacking stick himself. Ask Jeb if it ain’t so. You’d think that the usual Republican talk about God, guns and guts and oh yeah tax cuts would have ceased after The Donald not only won the nomination but the Big Show itself. But no, you still hear it.

    • Frankiti February 16, 2017 at 6:49 am #

      There is no such thing as chicks with d***s, only dudes with t*ts.

  105. Pucker February 16, 2017 at 12:36 am #

    Some reasonable people think that the pedophilia networks pervade the Ruling Class secret societies and extend well-beyond the Catholic Church. In fact, some people speculate that the Catholic Church’s special position in society allowed it to function as an agency for the procurement of children for the Ruling Class. The Catholic pedophilia scandal is largely just a cover story to protect the Ruling Elites.

    • malthuss February 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm #

      The Catholic pedophilia scandal is largely just a cover story to protect the Ruling Elites.
      Considering which group owns the media, I have to agree.

  106. janet February 16, 2017 at 12:57 am #

    “Michael Moore seems terrified” –Pucker

    Really, Pucker? Moore doesn’t seem terrified; he seems determined. Here is what Moore tweeted:

    ““Let’s be VERY clear: Flynn DID NOT make that Russian call on his own. He was INSTRUCTED to do so. He was TOLD to reassure them. Arrest Trump,” Moore tweeted to his four million followers.”

    Makes sense to me. Very logical and not terrified at all. Put the blame where it belongs: on 45’s bad choice. Being a business CEO does not translate to government. Two different animals. 45 unwisely choose Flynn. Bad personnel decision.

  107. janet February 16, 2017 at 1:05 am #

    “Trump actually is a walking talking whacking stick himself.” –volodya

    Really, volodya? What has he actually done? His executive orders? (some of which are sloppily written, vague, unconstitutional, etc.)

    He has a Republican majority in Congress. Why isn’t he making “deals” with Congress to pass real legislation, you know, like for infrastructure to make American great again, jobs with good wages to lower high unemployment, health care for all, etc. … all the stuff he promised to do on the first day, but hasn’t done because he is inept at governing the country.

  108. Pucker February 16, 2017 at 1:12 am #

    They may propagate pedophilia as a way to build a “Control File” on targets in order to blackmail them? I’m sure that Bill Clinton is completely compromised.

  109. Pucker February 16, 2017 at 1:37 am #

    According to Douglas Valentine’s book “The CIA as Organized Crime”, they propagate the illegal drug trade in order to get control over targets, including foreign and domestic politicians, and inner city blacks. You don’t read about this in the African American History Museum in Washington, DC.

  110. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 4:20 am #

    General Flynn is one of the best known and most respected of US military intelligence. In particular, he is known in the US Army for the position that he has held in relation to Islamist terrorism, which the US military really had to fight in Afghanistan, Libya and Iraq.

    And it is not the overthrow of the governments of these countries in the so-called color revolutions, but the present war with the Islamists, which inevitably began in these countries after the victory of the “Benghazi democrats “, “moderate opposition” to Assad or “oppressed Kurdish” of Iraq.

    This position is more or less corresponds to the worldview of most of the junior and middle command staff of the US Army, and it is possible that of higher too (except, of course, for Hillary Clinton appointees). And to a large extent this worldview determines their hatred of politicians and intelligence services that send soldiers to die in the Muslim world, while they are making deals with the enemy behind their back.

    This hatred reached the top after the death in Benghazi of US Ambassador Stevens, when word of mouth and pro-Trump site Infowars reported that some units of the US Army received a SOS signal and were prepared in an hour to be in Benghazi and make a bloody pulp of the Islamist storming the CIA safe house where Stevens was located.

    But they were banned to do so by the superiors, thus giving rise to the suspicion that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has intentionally disconnected her phone and went to bed shortly before the assault in Benghazi.

    This suspicion was further fortified after it became clear that the people with whom the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in personal contact through her Email server, which officially no one in State Department or the White House knew anything about, provoked the overthrow of the Gaddafi government, having common financial interests with the Islamists in Libya. This became known during the 14-hour interrogation of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the US Congress, by commission of inquiry into the death in Benghazi of US Ambassador to Libya Stevens and his guards.

    This questioning was broadcast all over the world and lasted 14 hours, including 13 hours of Hillary Clinton answering to the pre-arranged by herself questions asked by such members of Congress as Elijah Cummings, who two days ago called for the resignation of General Flynn.

    But then, despite the resistance of the aforementioned members of the Congress, for one hour she had to answer the questions asked by the chairman of the committee Trey Gowdy, from which the committee became aware of correspondence with her confidant Cindy Blumenthal. The latter was a bridge between her and a retired CIA officer dismissed for violations of ethics, who provided her with the information on the basis of which the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged or rather forced President Obama to authorize the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya.

    And Barack Obama himself in his interview with “Atlantic” in April 2016, which was called The Obama Doctrine, called the decision a disaster and the biggest mistake of his presidency.

    theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/04/the-obama-doctrine/471525/

  111. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 4:59 am #

    Pranksters seek US congresswoman’s support amid ‘Russian hacking’ of elections in fictitious land

    Two Russian pranksters have called US Congresswoman Maxine Waters posing as the Ukrainian PM seeking reassurances in the wake of Moscow’s most recent “invasions” across the globe and impudent “hacking” of presidential elections in a fictitious country LimPoPo.

    The two tricksters famous for their high-level prank calls are Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksey Stolyarov, known online as Vovan and Lexus.

    Their new audio posted online features a talk between the duo, impersonating Ukrainian PM Volodimir Groysman, and a female alleged to be Congresswoman Maxine Waters, known for her strict anti-Russian stance.

    youtube.com/watch?v=u2KZaD7hFSM&feature=youtu.be

    Color Revolution in LimPoPo (Russian 1966 movie for kids):

    youtube.com/watch?v=88Jvh5E2cCE

  112. Pucker February 16, 2017 at 5:56 am #

    Do you ever get drunk on beer while watching football and eating pizza and nachos? Have you ever looked out of your kitchen window to see two squirrels fuck’n?

  113. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 6:04 am #

    Female Dutch doctor drugged a patient’s coffee then asked her family to hold her down as she fought not to be killed – but did not break the country’s euthanasia laws

    The case was referred to the Regional Review Committee in the Netherlands

    It concluded that the female doctor had effectively acted in good faith

    The Netherlands introduced the euthanasia law 17 years ago

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4166098/Female-Dutch-doctor-drugged-patient-s-coffee.html

    The Black Project in Action

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 6:08 am #

      In Euro Sodom euthanasia becomes mandatory, not voluntary!

      Mandatory death instead of retirement?

  114. Cold N. Holefield February 16, 2017 at 7:22 am #

    Frankiti, shut the fuck about The Law. You say that as though The Law is sacrosanct, absolute and beyond reproach and criticism. It’s not. The Law is illegitimate if you have to be wealthy to navigate it so it doesn’t apply to you. The Law is in place to keep The Rich, Rich, and The Poor, Poor. I know that all too well considering my daughter’s recent accident where she was hit by a car, but there are countless other examples. Look at the Adnan Syed and what he’s had to go through to get a shred of Justice. If he and his family were wealthy and not brown immigrants, he never would have been convicted or even charged.

    Oh, and The Republic, if it really ever was, is no more. Those days are long gone if they ever existed at all.

    You’re an idiot of you take the side of any player or players in a den full of thieves. They’re all crooks, so there should be no love lost for any of them, Flynn included.

    Just because the Deep State pretends to be opposed to Putin doesn’t mean Putin is an admirable guy. He’s a Scumbag Extraordinaire who can’t be bargained with because he’s always looking to stick a red hot poker up his adversary’s ass and anyone not in his inner circle is an adversary, and so too are those who collectively make up the American Deep State — they’re Scumbags every bit as much as Putin.

    Putin and the American Deep State are Made For Each Other. They’re a Match Made In Hell.

    • bibliomaniac February 16, 2017 at 7:31 am #

      “Our progress in degeneracy appears to be pretty rapid…When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty–to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.”

      Abraham Lincoln–in a letter to Joshua Speed, 1855

      • Cold N. Holefield February 16, 2017 at 7:50 am #

        Great Quote!!! It underscores one of the themes I have consistently pressed for many years now — that America is a more sophisticated version of Russian Despotism. America is the Hypocritical Russia. America is Abel and Russia is Cain and we’re most definitely East of Eden. America is Russia with an expert Marketing & Public Relations Department. America is Russia with the greatest Make-Up Artist ever to walk the Earth, Hollywood.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 9:42 am #

      Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America have common goals and common enemies. And the enemies, in this case are not countries, as it is now trying to portray the world media, controlled by Clintonoids, but the political elites in all countries that desires their business on blood, drugs, wars, arms sales, and so on.

      This war is not between the countries but between the world parties, world ideological projects which are present in every country.

    • thwack February 16, 2017 at 11:01 am #

      I can’t remember if the quote is a response from judge to a defendant, or a lawyer to his client?

      But the quote goes:

      “this is a court of law, not a court of justice”

    • Frankiti February 16, 2017 at 11:52 am #

      Off your meds again wackjob?

    • Frankiti February 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

      They’re all out to get YOU.

  115. BackRowHeckler February 16, 2017 at 8:07 am #

    Muzzies and leftists rioting in Paris, raising hell, setting fires and breaking up stuff. Heard anything about it?

    Look for the same thing this summer in our own American cities. Armageddon is shaping up and battle lines are being drawn, anti-world thugs vs. Civilization.

    CFNers, the time has come to choose which side your are on.

    Hyenas are circling.

    brh

    • FlavianPlot February 16, 2017 at 8:36 am #

      Take the lead. Let’s see what you got.

      • thwack February 16, 2017 at 10:53 am #

        Justice doesn’t have a “side.”

        Try again.

  116. FlavianPlot February 16, 2017 at 8:35 am #

    Trump won nothing. Hundreds of statistician pollsters affiliated one way or another wouldn’t fuck their own professional livelihoods with such gross statistical error. Clinton’s lifetime corruption caught up with her at the end. Many individuals would have gone down with her. Alliances are precarious and shift easily. She forfeited. Votes were shaved and stuffed here and there and everywhere throughout the primaries and finale. Trump benefited. Trump could always be boxed in, and would likely do it himself. He’s that stupid. Out of rotation insiders saw new opportunity to move into vacating positions of power as obvious perpetrators were allowed to fade into darkness.

    Trump simply slopped out. He never truly wanted to win. Just because Bannon went shoulder deep in his ass to puppeteer some captivating speeches in the final weeks, it never made Trump real. White nationalists hitched their wagons to the Trump horse and got kicked in the face. Morally flexible quiet supporters held the Molotov cocktail too close and got burned.

    Trump’s most admired deep state careerists rushed to his side and moved too quickly to reclaim soft power influence and shift strategy and fell into booby traps of their own making. Other careerists see opportunity to shit on the new administration, not only because they are evil but also because Trump is reckless. Aren’t they all? They’re positioning themselves accordingly.

    Russia never interfered beyond soft power negotiating, but Trump might have fucked up and tried to line his and/or somebody else’s pockets, just as they all do. We’ll likely never receive hard details.

    Time will tell, but the fact that concrete evidence for any alleged political crime is never presented when it matters is telling. Who cares if the shriek-o-meter is blaring? It never stops. The deep state doesn’t openly prosecute its own, except in useless courts of public opinion. They do however eat the weak. Trump’s been gutted. Now comes the roasting.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

      Hundreds of statistician pollsters affiliated one way or another wouldn’t fuck their own professional livelihoods with such gross statistical error.

      No, they wouldn’t. They just build in their models certain “adjustments for voting irregularities” that did not work out due to the FBI involvement.

  117. Cold N. Holefield February 16, 2017 at 12:53 pm #

    You don’t have a leg to stand on, Franpipi. You voted for Trump, therefore, you are a Mental Incompetent in search of a Lobotomy. You’re beyond Meds.

    They’re out to get all of us, Franpipi, not just me. In fact, they’ve gotten many of us already right where they want us, you especially since you voted for Trump and you still believe voting matters for something.

    Where’s your blog, Franpoopoo? We would love to see you explore in depth some of your profound ideas and sentiments. Go out on a limb, Frankookoo, and allow yourself and your ideas to be subject to criticism and the light of day. This comment section is inadequate for that exploration. Come on now, Frandoodoo, you can do it. I know you can. Start that blog and let’s see you put something cogent together that’s not a criticism of everyone who posts here.

  118. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 2:28 pm #

    Vault 7

    WikiLeaks continues to tease the public with the alleged upcoming exposure of new explosive information. Apparently, it may have something to do with Hillary Clinton.

    twitter.com/wikileaks/status/827828627488268290?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • thwack February 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      wake me up when they reveal something that makes someone jump off a high bridge

      mmmKay?

      Thanx.

      zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

      • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 3:52 pm #

        Sure, bro, no problem.

  119. janet February 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    We don’t have an illegal immigrant problem… we have an illegal employer problem. Most of the illegal immigration is driven by employers, mostly white business owners, giving work to immigrants.

    When Trump starts putting white business owners in jail for illegally hiring immigrants, we will see a change in immigration.

    • thwack February 16, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

      this
      ^^^^

      For about a 10 year period I watched the house building/construction trades in the DC area go from all white male rednecks to all latino; without ever passing through a period when they would hire black guys like me.

      I don’t know who’s ass to kick?

      • janet February 16, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

        nationalbca.org/ourchapters/index.html

        • thwack February 16, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

          What is the purpose of The National Black Contractors Association?

          • elysianfield February 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm #

            “What is the purpose of The National Black Contractors Association?”

            Thwack,
            It is an association of Herpetologists who breed black boa contractors….

          • thwack February 16, 2017 at 7:31 pm #

            OK,

            that didn’t make me laugh, but its headed in the right direction, not bad, not bad…

            But that organization is a friggin joke; it smells like some kind of resume’ padding operation?

            Rex Tillerson meets Rev. Neckbone…

            Why the fuck would I join a builders organization that can’t even build the word “association” correctly?

            I should have known if “Janet” is handing it to me its some bullshit

            *Black Contractors Assoication Chicago*

  120. FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

    Blackwater’s rating of the fighting capacity of the military from different countries

    African tribes

    It is not even interesting fighting them. Shoot randomly without even using weapon sights. Frequently shoot their own.

    Running away, after several casualties or a tank shot.

    Rating – meat

    African regulars

    They differ from their wild counterparts only by the uniform and the modest firing skills. Modest fighting capacity against the savages, but a collision with a skilled opponent, even the Arabs, they panic and flee.

    Acting in harmony with armored vehicles can not perform in principle.

    Rating – meat in a package

    Arabs
    The mercenaries, rebels, many regulars…
    The concept of tactics and strategies is alien to them. Their war – shoot at the enemy crates of ammunition, occasionally exploding themselves with anything that falls under the arm. However, the latter does not apply to regulars, they are relatively silent and disciplined, and they even know how to use grenades.

    Cowardly, but not panicking.

    Rating – convenient target

    American regulars

    How many movies filmed about the invincible US army … There is only one thing.

    Yankees absolutely do not know how to fight without artillery barrage, tanks and air strikes.

    If the area was not burned to the state of uninhabited desert, the soldiers will not go there. And if they go, they will not be coming back.
    They shoot very well, are very well coordinated, but timid before any resistance. Then they become easy prey.
    Losses are taking very hard, up to a total loss of combat capability. Cowards.

    Rating – biting dogs
    American mercenaries

    Quite good fighters. Able to act as a team and alone, fine shooters. There are desperate individuals, which are sometimes difficult to deal with.

    But they have a very weak spot – morality. And the lack of motivation other than money. Corpses do not need money, so most of them do not climb where it is very hot.

    And avoid the first line of fire.

    Rating – The Dogs of War

    Asians

    Mercenaries are able to deliver a painful headache to any opponent. If acting as a group.
    What they have in mind is not clear, but they are capable of any folly. Very good marksmen, often acting in an ambush in which the opponent falls according to a cunning plan. Asians do not care about support, equipment, aircraft or missiles.
    They do not care, are there munitions or not. The main thing is the presence of comrades.

    But alone they are, alas, become useless.

    Rating – the Emperor’s army

    Chechens, Ingush and Afghans

    Strong soldiers. Very good marksmen. Hardy brave.

    They know how to act in groups, alone, are motivated and insidious. In battle, they are competent, know the tactics and strategy. Not afraid of technology and air strikes, effectively acting from ambushes.

    They have one weakness – the inability to fight to the last breath, a rare fighter is able to sacrifice himself for the overall victory. Unless he’s shahid, but that’s another story…

    Rating – real fighters

    Russians

    To counteract the platoon of Russian mercenaries is a fierce, bloody endeavor.
    They fight until the end, until the last bullet, and when running out of ammunition – use all that is at hand. Mortally wounded Russian? Do not touch him, probably before his death – he clutched a grenade with a safety off.

    Russians are inventive, have excellent intuition. And … they do not care.
    The plane? Shoot it down with a shovel. Tank? All the same, if hands are not broken.
    The men, never had held SVD, at a critical moment can get out of it at the limit of the range.
    And even it was the last cartridge – will strike the enemy with the rifle. Tactics and strategy? Easy! Any number, from the army to the half-dead cripple who would hold company of the enemy alone…

    Russians, even the mercenaries, are simply not able to retreat.
    And if they do – be sure they are just running to get more ammunition.

    Rating – Warriors!

    • thwack February 16, 2017 at 5:01 pm #

      How many times did you cum cutting and pasting that?

    • elysianfield February 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

      Finc,
      The Dragunov SVD is not considered a truly accurate weapon…hardly MOA accuracy.

      • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm #

        Never have fired that baby, RPG-7 – yes, that was a riot!

  121. volodya February 16, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    I agree Flavian, Trump never wanted to win and nobody was as surprised on election night as Donald Trump, even more so than all the Sunday morning pundits and especially Hillary and that mook running her campaign.

    The calculation is this, did Trump really mean what he spent the whole campaign saying or can he be used to maintain the status quo? Doubtful that he meant any if it but if the conclusion is that Trump is unreliable then the Deep State will find a way to get rid of him.

    I mean, look at what happened to JFK and RFK. Boom boom bye bye. But more likely as JHK sez is a cadre of generals suggesting a permanent vacation. I can’t wait to see what bemedalled generalissimo gets his face on TV to make the big speech.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

      nobody was as surprised on election night as Donald Trump

      Well, that’s a total BS – Trump has an entire professional polling company working just for him. He definitely was not born yesterday.

      The only question on the election night was how well the FBI operatives would be able to block Hillary’s inventive voting techniques – yes, that was up for grabs.

  122. janet February 16, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    The grounds for impeachment are set out in eight words in the Constitution: “Treason, Bribery, or other High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

    We know for certain that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election to facilitate the election of Donald Trump. Some of their actions were clearly criminal. Hacking the DNC, for instance, was a crime. We also know that during his campaign, Trump publicly encouraged Russia to hack the DNC, and expressed delight when the stolen emails were made public.

    • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 6:02 pm #

      Some of their actions were clearly criminal

      The last few years the American “intelligence” instead of intelligence gathering in the interest of the American people, are engaged in domestic politics, trying to bring to power their favorite female candidate for US president, forgetting that it is strictly forbidden to them by the US law.

      regnum.ru/uploads/pictures/news/2017/02/16/regnum_picture_1487197055113422_big.jpg

      • janet February 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm #

        Comey brought down Hillary. He was not “trying to bring her to power”

        In other news: Trump’s new NatSec pick turns down the offer. Rats do not want to board a sinking ship. Wins to losses:

        0-8

        • FincaInTheMountains February 16, 2017 at 9:26 pm #

          FBI is a Trump-land, I was talking about CIA – the land of the flying monkeys.