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The sad reality is that last week’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is only the latest float in the long-running parade of ghastly homicidal spectacles rolling across this land and will be just as forgotten in one week as was last year’s Las Vegas Mandalay Bay slaughter of 58 concert-goers plus over 800 wounded and injured, a US record for non-military acts of violence. The Pittsburgh shootings elbowed the mass pipe bomber, Cesar Sayoc, out of the news cycle — but then Sayoc didn’t manage to actually hurt any of the high-profile figures he targeted with his mailings. What I wonder — and what the news media has so far failed to report — is just how incompetent a bomb-maker Sayoc was. Fake news meets fake bombs.

One of the strange side effects of an epic American political hysteria is this strange ADD-like inability of the public to focus on anything for more than a few moments, even the most arresting atrocities. The hysteria itself is too compelling, like the actions of a human limbic system driving the collective public psyche from fight to flight on the wild horses of pure emotion. Reason has been discarded by the wayside just as a super-drunk person will shed his clothing even on a freezing night. Total culture war now beats a path toward all-out civil war, with the looming mid-term election as a fulcrum of history.

The country is not “divided,” it’s sliced-and diced like a victim in one of the Halloween bloodbath movies now so beloved by movie audiences that they must be regularly updated. It’s hardly a stretch to say that the US public sees its collective self as a throng of zombies lurching across the ruined landscape in search of a dwindling supply of brains, and they even seem to take a certain comfort in that endeavor, as though the zombies were performing a meritorious public service ridding the nation of as many brains as possible.

The Democratic Party could not be more in tune with this monster mash of collapse politics. The party has been living in a haunted house of its own construction for much of this century, and methodically adding to its roster of resident blood beasts month by month in an orgy of monster creation. They remind me of the chanting and stomping “natives” in any of the long line of King Kong movies, summoning the giant ape to the gate of their Great Wall so as to scare off the party of feckless white adventurers from faraway Hollywood. Only in this edition of the story, King Kong is the Golden Golem of Greatness at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and it annoys him greatly to be summoned by these tiny savages beating their drums. Of course, America-the Horror-Movie doesn’t add up as a coherent narrative. And so the nation sinks into bloody incoherence.

The Democratic Party war on white people and their dastardly privilege has been the theme all year long, with its flanking movement against white men especially and super-especially the hetero-normative white male villains who rape and oppress everybody else. Anyway, that’s the strategy du jour. I’m not persuaded that it’s going to work so well in the coming election. The party could not have issued a clearer message than “white men not welcome here.” Very well, then, they’ll vote somewhere else for somebody else. And if it happens that the Dems don’t prevail, and don’t manage to get their hands on the machinery of congress — then what?

For one thing, a lot of people get indicted, especially former top officers from various glades of the Intel swamp. It shouldn’t be a surprise, given the numbers of them already called before grand juries and fingered by inspectors general. But it may be shocking how high up the indictments go, and how serious the charges may be: sedition… treason…?

These midterm election may bring the moment when the Democratic Party finally blows up, at least enough to sweep away the current coterie of desperate idiots running it. It’s time to shove the crybabies offstage and allow a few clear-eyed adults to take the room, including men, yes even white men. And let all the shrieking, clamoring, marginal freaks return to the margins, where they belong.


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  1. John of the West October 29, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    As our society continues to decline, and people determine their own reality due to the breakdown of education and socialization, then we will see more and more incidents like Saturday’s shootings.

    Visit http://www.darkageprep.com for more commentary on this subject.

    • Neon Vincent October 29, 2018 at 10:53 am #

      Speaking of “people determin[ing] their own reality due to the breakdown of education and socialization,” one of the other phenomena that results from that could be creepypasta, which Polygon explains as “negative nostalgia,” “re-writing our past to be miserable and broken, because it creates continuity with our present,” making “it seem like things were always bad and always will be.” Yikes! It’s enough to make me venture into escapism, like singing Spanish goths and witches for Halloween. Trick or treat!

    • Zoltar October 29, 2018 at 11:24 am #

      J of the W: When a lot of something has been going on for quite a while, “more of the same” is a pretty safe bet. Good call.

    • K-Dog October 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      Breakdown of education and socialization is loss of a common culture. Left alone humans like dogs get pissed off. Some howl bark and scratch at the door but humans totally lose it. Feeling left out isolated and alone humans who desperately want to be part of something then can’t because they have defined, or been taught to define by media influence that other people are not of their own tribe. A culture of fear engendered to ‘keep America safe’ and make them buy lots of stuff reinforces the confirmation bias of the deranged and then they get inappropriate.

      The Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was carried out many will say by a monster. If he was then he was a puppet monster with strings pulled by American mass media. A media that hunts for monsters. A media that creates monsters. The same media that destroyed our common culture. Our monster mash media.

      Grow up watch 15,000 murders on TV and by the time you are 20 years old every time mayhem makes the news you buy something. The American way. Now it is done online. Present mayhem and people will copy. The deranged can’t process mayhem and understand it right but they can still copy and they can still want. If they could understand they would not be deranged.

      • RocketDoc October 29, 2018 at 1:34 pm #

        I do feel for Pittsburgh. It’s unfortunately like Neil Postman in “Amusing Ourselves to Death”–it’s news, elsewhere, not really relevant to my community. It’s another instance of “And now this…” Distracted from distraction by distraction as Eliot says….

    • lateStarter October 29, 2018 at 12:54 pm #

      Safe bet and also just a distraction as society reacts to the symptoms and refuses to address the cause. Also, you could omit the word ‘then’ in your advertisement/comment and it would read better.

      • K-Dog October 30, 2018 at 1:04 am #

        Yes it is a bit more clear and reads better without ‘then’. This blog is a harsh mistress because edits are not possible. I’ll appreciate any constructive help myself, but often a mistake is obvious as soon as I hit submit and not before. It was not my mistake but could have been.

        Beyond treating symptoms and not causes after enough mayhem, mayhem will be considered normal. Anything considered normal will be imitated. Mathematically ‘positive feedback’ produces this result, but from an emotion consideration there is nothing ‘positive’ about the feedback.

        It was tempting to add a ‘will then’ in that last paragraph but I’m sure you will agree it reads better as I wrote it.

    • Paul Ford O'Neil October 29, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

      Hello James,

      My sorrows for our Jewish Brothers & Sisters killed in the city where the ‘catholic lavender mafia’ was finally exposed this summer. Is there any possible connection?

      Speaking of connections – as of yesterday, it’s official – the real estate price tsunami in the Washington DC metro area bell-weather suburb of McClean, Virginia has started to recede. My Chinese RE friend told me this as we idled down the Washington Channel gazing upon the seven new skyscrapers at “THE WARF” full of empty “million dollar condos” – with SEVEN sky-cranes dotting the skyline behind them!

      50 year real estate Moloch meet reality!

      Added to the Wall Street train wreck – this may finally force Americans NOT to give a ‘flying-fack at a rolling dough-nut’ about virtually anything else and determine their own reality – and that will be a very good thing!

      Carry on until you are carrion!
      PFO

    • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

      The link wont be visited much by me.

  2. DrTomSchmidt October 29, 2018 at 10:32 am #

    It’s time to shove the crybabies offstage and allow a few clear-eyed adults to take the room, including men, yes even white men.

    Gotta disagree here. I welcome the takeover of the positions of people like Joe Crowley by wise Latinas like Ocasio-Cortez. There is no reason at all that white male Democrats should be representing people of color.

    • Tate October 29, 2018 at 10:53 am #

      You’re kidding, right? A 28-year old is wise?

      • Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2018 at 11:05 am #

        This is the same kind of thinking that sneers at high school kids for daring to protest in their own right against school shootings, because they didn’t follow the NRA party line. There’s no fool like an old fool.

        • Tate October 29, 2018 at 11:14 am #

          Hubbard, after your disgraceful performance in the last thread, throwing a tantrum like a petulant child, I’m surprised you’d even show your “face” on this blog. This blog deserves better than the likes of you. You need to go to a corner & think long & hard before you come back here vomiting out your oh-so-clever-yet-rancid dissimulations.

          • Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2018 at 11:24 am #

            I don’t throw tantrums often, Tate, and when I do, you’d best believe I mean it from the core of my soul. Andrew Anglin represents the very worst of humanity, and you can inscribe that on my tombstone.

          • Tate October 29, 2018 at 11:36 am #

            I wasn’t referring to that tirade, you know what I mean. It’s up the thread in an exchange between you & me.

          • Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2018 at 1:53 pm #

            What, you mean everything from this to this? Well, you can call that a tantrum if you want, or you can call it cream cheese. But I was making a serious effort to engage with your questions, and you responded according to your agenda. When things reached a point where I saw no further progress being possible, I made clear my reason why — that I rejected your basic premise.

            And now I’m done with this topic, Tate. I’m not looking for your grudging respect.

          • Tate October 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

            Folks can go there & form their own judgement.

          • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 9:27 am #

            Tate,
            Elrond is very slippery and temperamental. Recently, I asked him a hypothetical question: If there were 3 transvestites in a ladies rest room, would you send your daughter in there unaccompanied?

            He answered that he need not answer because I’m a bad person with bad attitudes. I don’t think he can understand that how he deals with such a problematic situation has nothing to do with me..

            When confronted with a conflict between his left-wing ideology and protecting his own daughter – the answer is lash out at someone else, ignore the dilemma, then stomp off in a self-righteous huff.

          • Elrond Hubbard October 30, 2018 at 11:41 am #

            hmuller, here’s the link to what you’re referring to: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/lost-in-translation/#comment-375614

            I didn’t call you a bad person with bad attitudes. I said that I rejected the premise of your hypothetical. You framed it as ‘3 middle aged men in dresses’. If by that you mean three trans women, then my answer is yes, I’d be fine with my daughter going into the washroom.

            I repeat now what I said then: Trans people really do have a gender identity that differs from the one the world (in this case, you) assigns to them. I oppose your fearmongering and rejectionism about trans people, and will continue doing so in the future. But I won’t take the time to do so out loud every time, because life is short and I have some very important nosepicking and toenail clipping to get to first.

          • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

            Thank you, Elrond for answering my hypothetical question. Hope your nose picking, toe-nail clipping hobby keeps you entertained.

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm #

            >>> Trans people really do have a gender identity that differs from the one the world (in this case, you) assigns to them.

            Elrond, no one is trying to assign anything to them.

            On the contrary, trannies are trying to assign a role to us: economic servitude to subsidize their sex change operations. They also want to replace an objective standard of bathroom usage with a subjective one.

          • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 11:07 pm #

            One more thing Elrond, remember how you mocked me for claiming buses were being provided to the migrant caravans? The link below shows that happening with film coverage.

            Although the story avoids addressing who is ultimately footing the bill. I have my suspicions – maybe it’s the same man who financed the inundation of Europe by Muslim invaders – the reptilian featured George Soros.

            But that’s a secondary issue. The point is that more and more caravans are forming like a string of tropical storms. Clearly, the solution is to transport them all to the Canadian border and gently nudge them across.

            zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-30/fox-news-exposes-organized-busing-operation-moving-migrants-closer-us-…

        • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 12:32 pm #

          “This is the same kind of thinking that sneers at high school kids for daring to protest in their own right against school shootings, because they didn’t follow the NRA party line. There’s no fool like an old fool.”

          Well, Elrond, I am an old fool. You cannot begin to sound the depth of my contempt and dismissiveness for those “high school kids”, their puerile whining, their transparent virtue signaling, their utter worthlessness as arbiters of anything more than the most superficial of thought.

          My contempt continues further for those who should know better…those with a bit of education and life experience, but sadly lacking in any substantive realization of how the world works at street level. Sorry

      • lateStarter October 29, 2018 at 12:48 pm #

        Perhaps “wise” wasn’t the best word choice. It doesn’t even apply to most humans no matter their age. I would be happy for some “reasonable”, “cooperative”, “sensible”, or even “logical” folks to make an appearance on the politcal scene. I still think we would be better off with a lottery system or even required political service but for a limited time. Get everyone involved. I know, just a fantasy.

        • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:17 pm #

          Well, one questions a judge who feels the need to use “Wise” in a self-referential phrasing.

      • Majella October 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm #

        …or street-smart! Absolutely more tuned into her community than the old-school Democrat taking PAC money and just assuming the seat is his as of right.

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

        I was quoting the Supreme Court justice who used the term “Wise Latina” in contrast to the white man. Sotomayor coined the term.

        • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 1:35 pm #

          Even after achieving SCOTUS, she still identifies primarily with her ethnicity and not as an American.

    • Quatermain October 29, 2018 at 10:54 am #

      Right, because they think differently, look differently, act differently, want different things and have different values and so they are very different from others…wait isn’t that racism?

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

        Well, there’s also a problem now. Can the Wise Latina speak for the white citizens of the district? Maybe the problem is that there are just too many citizens per “representative?”

        If we went back to the original congress, each representative would have 33,000 constituents. I’d be happy with a Democratic Western average of about 80k per representative. We are now well over 700k, and that is simply not representative.

    • volodya October 29, 2018 at 10:56 am #

      Dr Tom

      If there is no reason at all that white male Democrats should be representing people of color then the thing is this, maybe there’s no reason that “people of color” should be representing White male Democrats?

      What then? A racial test to determine who gets the right to represent what racial group? Or maybe a racial test to determine what candidate a citizen gets to vote for, based on the citizen’s own skin color?

      I’ve been reading stuff that maybe I shouldn’t be reading, but they say that a lot of “latinas-latinos ” identify themselves racially as “White”.

      And I’ve read that most offspring of Asian and White mixed marriages do likewise.

      What to make of this, even if somebody’s “off-white”, should there be laws and some civil servant adjudicator to over-rule them?

      • Ishabaka October 29, 2018 at 11:17 am #

        Thank heaven American has a politician to represent the 1/1024th. Native Americans!!!

        • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 11:52 am #

          LOL! Warren stepped in the dog’s business with that one!

          • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

            She is a real winner isn’t she lol :-).

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

        Someone’s voice is drowned out, Volodya. My guess is the Latins in the district weren’t well served by Crowley, and the whites will be ill-served by Ocasio-Cortez. Not to mention that there might be tens of thousands of Republicans whose interests aren’t served at all by either candidate.

        We clearly need a more representative system.

        • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

          Explain what Americans of Latin descent need that Americans of European descent do not need, and vice-versa?

          Aren’t these all Americans? Why would their ancestry make a difference in terms of their values and needs?

          Unless of course Latin Americans are looking for special privileges like Affirmative Action…

          • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 8:55 pm #

            Well, the darker ones living north of the 43rd parallel need extra vitamin D in the winter for one. There are other needs, of course.

            Being poorer, they will need a different range of social services than wealthier whites. Those needs may not get noticed by someone like Crowley, who’s spent years wallowing in wealth.

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 9:06 pm #

            Neither poverty nor vitamin D deficiency are intrinsic to Latin Americans. So addressing these issues has nothing to do with race or ethnicity.

          • DrTomSchmidt November 1, 2018 at 6:56 pm #

            Dark skin screens out more of the sun’s Vitamin-D creating rays than light skin does. That’s the reason that Africans living near the equator evolved dark skin, and the reason that Europeans and Northeast Asians have lighter skin, it is impossible for an African American living at the latitude of Albany, NY, to generate enough Vitamin D in the winter months without dietary supplementation. That is most definitely linked to race.

            Are more Latins darker skinned? I don’t know, but if a higher percentage are, then Vitamin D, a critical vitamin for health, would be linked to ethnicity as well. I only mentioned the darker-skinned ones, like, for instance, Dominicans from the DR.

        • volodya October 31, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

          Exscotticus has a point.

          Whatever party twigs onto the fact that the USA is about work and family gets the prize. Because if the USA isn’t fundamentally about work and family then what is it about?

          What people need regardless of race are stable, good paying jobs so as to be able to raise a family and not be one paycheck from homelessness, and not this task-rabbitty-uber-gig baloney. And an affordable health care system and not one that sucks you of every last dime. And an education system whose end result is a literate, numerate student who knows what the capitol of Germany is.

          To that end, if the agenda of any party is anything other than making sure that everyone, including Latinos and Blacks, are functionally literate in English rather than Spanish or some English variant like Ebonics, then they are doing everyone, including Blacks and Latinos, a disservice.

          Like it or not, the American and world language for the foreseeable future is English.

          There are more English speakers in China than anywhere else. India disputes the claim. They say that India has that distinction. You see what I mean.

          • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

            Whatever party twigs onto the fact that the USA is about work and family gets the prize. Because if the USA isn’t fundamentally about work and family then what is it about?

            Wait, I think I know this one!
            ivn.us/2015/05/07/voice-really-doesnt-matter-princeton-study-confirms/

            “The study analyzed over 20 years worth of data to answer the following question: Does the government represent the people?

            What they found is that the number of American voters for or against any idea has no impact on the likelihood that Congress will make it law.

            “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near zero, statistically non-significant impact upon public policy.” – Princeton University Study.”

            In some sense, a call for each ethnic group to be fairly represented is a call for a lot more representatives. Because hundreds of thousands of White New Yorkers now will be “represented” by a Latina who will, I think rightly, favor the people who put her in power. Who were not white. The needs of Northern Queens are different from the needs of the Southern Bronx (Which is, btw, rapidly gentrifying), yet both get lumped into the same district because we need 750k population in each one.

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

            >>> who will, I think rightly, favor the people who put her in power.

            How so?

            Look I agree that every county, city, town, district, whatever, probably has some unique local needs. But the needs they all have in common vastly outweigh any local issues.

            Meanwhile, you’re talking about race and ethnicity, and someone elected to federal office. How on earth will a Latina elected to Congress help her own ethnicity at the expense of whites in her district? Unless you’re talking about special privileges like Affirmative Action…

            You think the way you do because decades of Democratic identity politics have taught you that someone who doesn’t share your favored identity can’t possibly represent you. It’s divisive politics. It appeals to the worst in humanity.

          • DrTomSchmidt November 1, 2018 at 9:02 pm #

            Dark skin screens out more of the sun’s Vitamin-D creating rays than light skin does. That’s the reason that Africans living near the equator evolved dark skin, and the reason that Europeans and Northeast Asians have lighter skin, it is impossible for an African American living at the latitude of Albany, NY, to generate enough Vitamin D in the winter months without dietary supplementation. That is most definitely linked to race.

            Are more Latins darker skinned? I don’t know, but if a higher percentage are, then Vitamin D, a critical vitamin for health, would be linked to ethnicity as well. I only mentioned the darker-skinned ones, like, for instance, Dominicans from the DR.

          • DrTomSchmidt November 1, 2018 at 10:31 pm #

            Somehow my reply got duplicated here, Ex-S. Did not mean to spam you.

            My attitude isn’t formed by identity politics, but the simple, bleak recognition as outlined in that article that I excerpted that “the needs that all have in common” are irrelevant to political decision-making. There it’s the power of money.

            The idea that a politician might show more loyalty to his ethnic group than to dollars is frankly more attractive to me. It would be nice to imagine them considering the needs of everyone, but that’s not the America we live in. For now, pursuing the interests of 40% of the constituents for ethnic reasons is better than ignoring 90% for monetary reasons.

            As I wrote above, even better would be to greatly expand Congress so that it’s much harder to substitute dollars for voters.

    • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 10:58 am #

      >>> I welcome the takeover of the positions of people like Joe Crowley by wise Latinas like Ocasio-Cortez.

      LOL. I’ve heard her called many things, but “wise” is a first. From what I’ve heard, this fake “girl from the Bronx” (who is in fact a girl from wealthy privileged Westchester County) is still having great difficulty with remedial math (i.e., how to pay for her socialist utopia), and has truly excelled at making enemies and offending people (particularly those in her own party). I’m sensing serious buyer’s remorse.

      Of course she’s not entirely at odds with her party; all Dems seem to agree that no facet of life should be free from politicization—including our school children.

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

        “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” Sonia Sotomayor

        Note that the Wise Latina gets to be a woman but the “other” isn’t even a man.

    • Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2018 at 11:03 am #

      Gotta disagree here, DrTom, even as I sharply take exception to JHK’s next and final statement: “And let all the shrieking, clamoring, marginal freaks return to the margins, where they belong.” There is no reason at all why white male Democrats cannot be representing people of colour, or people of colour represent whites, or you name it. No reason, as long as the representatives do one straightforward thing: represent their constituents’ actual interests, rather than use identity politics as a cloak of invisibility for selling those interests out.

      Nothing could be worse for the USA than for the two parties to go farther down the road of staking specifically ethnic and identity-based claims to legitimacy than they already have. The culture-war and identity-based antagonisms that now inflame the nation have long been stoked, specifically, as substitutes for the wide range of common ground between the two parties that has been kept strictly off the political table. Common ground in foreign policy (more and more war, forever and ever); in trade (ship jobs overseas to enrich owners, at the expense of people who work for their daily bread); in finance (bailouts for criminally fraudulent institutions, austerity for everyone else); and more.

      I had exactly this conversation, online, in the aftermath of the 2016 election with a friend of mine. I held to my position that the Democratic party had finally completely discredited itself, while he insisted ever more vehemently on the Clinton-friendly narrative that blamed Trump’s election on identity issues, appeals to racism — anything except the Democrats’ own failure to offer a credible alternative to the policies that were steadily strangling people. Eventually, he called me a bully and unfriended me. And still it goes on.

      • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 11:37 am #

        >>> There is no reason at all why white male Democrats cannot be representing people of colour

        And in fact white male Dems HAVE represented the interests of non-whites for DECADES. Affirmative Action, for example, was the creation of white men. Our liberal immigration policy was also the creation of white men. Heck, our entire system of government was the creation of white men.

        The problem is that white male Dems taught all the wrong lessons, and have totally forsaken their own professed values. A 1970s liberal would not recognize a 2018 liberal.

        >>> Eventually, he called me a bully and unfriended me. And still it goes on.

        You are not alone, Elrond.

        • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:46 am #

          Our liberal immigration policy–1965, yes. Jews and Ted Kennedy, who admitted [while dying] it is a disaster.

          However, the anchor baby thing has been part of our creed since day 1.

        • Walter B October 29, 2018 at 1:39 pm #

          Apparently Canada is helping other nations solve the problems that exist in their refugee programs. How kind of them:

          cbc.ca/news/politics/private-refugee-sponsorship-soros-un-1.3769639

          • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 2:08 pm #

            I wonder what class-conscious Elrond thinks of this. After all, it seems to favor those refugees who can get an economic sponsor. It seems to favor the wealthy.

          • Walter B October 29, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

            Yes and I also wonder what happened to the immigration policies of Canada, Australia, and New Zealand because, if I remember correctly, all three countries had extremely restrictive polities about immigration. Many years ago we were chatting in the drafting room about how theses three had a points system that you had to pass, based on education and job skills. From what I recall, anyone wishing to immigrate to these three nations pretty much had to have a doctorate to even be considered. I also understood that New Zealand was very strict about it’s 14 days visiting and you go back home policies:

            immigration.govt.nz/about-us/policy-and-law

            theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/04/australia-immigration/480189/

            How come nobody is giving them hell about “refugees”?
            WTF is going on with these hypocrites getting on our case anyway?

          • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

            NZ, If I am correct is run by a very left gal.
            Au was begging for people, in the 1980s. It took in non Whites.
            The White only policy was destroyed in 1974. The aftermath is unfolding.

            Those who have facts are more difficult to fool.

          • GreenAlba November 1, 2018 at 7:33 am #

            “NZ, If I am correct is run by a very left gal.”

            She’s outlawing the sale of property to non-domiciled foreigners because property prices have gone through the roof, partly thanks to the one percent seeking safe boltholes for when the pitchforks come out or other Bad Things Happen. I’ve have thought you’d approve of that, malthuss.

        • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

          funny–the hyperlink isnt visible. I copied yr statement on my file and saw it there.

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

        Elrond,

        I recall something about Canada about you, and Colour would confirm.

        Canada has 338 MPs for 36.7MM people, about 108k people per MP. The USA has 435 Congresspeople for 325.7MM people, about 750k per. So Canada might still have the possibility that MPs might “represent” a district. It’s a sad farce here.

        Democrats have pushed for immigration in recent years, never figuring that the jobs the immigrants and the people supported by immigrants would take away would be their own. (Barbara Jordan, black Democrat from Texas, was to the right of Trump on immigration because of the impact on the black lower class.)

        My guess is, if we did expand Congress to be no more representative than Canada that a lot of the issues of misrepresentation would go away, as Latina’s and Whites and Blacks could all have their voices heard. And that’s something nobody in the extractive overclass wants.

    • Walter B October 29, 2018 at 12:39 pm #

      I suppose Doc that if a family of four white people invited a hundred Latinos to live in their house and extended total ownership privileges to these people, it would only be right if the Latinos turned around and kicked Whitey out. While that may seem reasonable, the question has to be asked, “Why the heck would Whitey be stupid enough to even consider such a thing?” I got no answer, how ’bout you?

      • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

        This has happened in Africa.

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

        Because whitey figured they’d be happy being powerless drones, and apres moi, le deluge? Nice to see a few people “drowning” in their own waves, no?

        The point is that an overclass profits from white/black/Latin discord without paying a price. Well, two members of David Rothkopf’s Superclass (the 6000 people who rule the world) just paid a price. Only 5998 more to go.

    • Majella October 29, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

      Maybe, but honest & honorable white men like Beto O’Rourke & Richard Ojeda are empowering examplars that not ALL white males are beyond the pail or unredeemable.

      • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 6:55 pm #

        Beto…..lol…..

      • DrTomSchmidt October 31, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

        Define what you mean by honest.

  3. Neon Vincent October 29, 2018 at 10:39 am #

    “The sad reality is that last week’s Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is only the latest float in the long-running parade of ghastly homicidal spectacles rolling across this land and will be just as forgotten in one week as was last year’s Las Vegas Mandalay Bay slaughter of 58 concert-goers plus over 800 wounded and injured, a US record for non-military acts of violence.” The news media didn’t forget it when it came time for the News and Documentary Emmy Awards this month. There were fourteen nominations for twelve reports and documentaries about mass shootings, including eight about the Las Vegas Massacre. Six of the winners were about coverage of mass shootings, including three covering the Las Vegas Massacre. Ironically or appropriately, depending on one’s perspective, they were given out on the anniversary of the mass shooting.

    • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 11:11 am #

      The MSM just loves themselves some mass shootings! The people seem to be mostly over them now. Hey! We’re all in the gun sights now!

      • PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 11:34 am #

        “The MSM just loves themselves some mass shootings! The people seem to be mostly over them now. Hey! We’re all in the gun sights now!”

        right, listening to the agitprop officers on MSNBC, you’d think they are almost jealous they didn’t fake bombs either!

        🙂

    • Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2018 at 11:18 am #

      Lest this go completely unmentioned amid the strange ADD-like inability of the public to focus on anything for more than a few moments, let’s take note of the other other possibly hate-motivated crime that took place in the USA over the past few days.

      Kentucky grocery shootings were ‘possible hate crime’

      bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46001617

      “The fatal shootings of two African-Americans at a grocery store near Louisville, Kentucky are being investigated as a possible federal hate crime, US officials say.

      “Gregory Bush, 51, has been charged with two counts of murder and 10 of wanton endangerment over Wednesday’s incident.

      “Police say he opened fire on both victims at a Kroger grocery store on the outskirts of Jeffersontown city.

      “Officials say he also tried to enter a black church shortly before.

      “Police Chief Sam Rogers said it was too early to confirm if the shooting was racially motivated – but confirmed reports Mr Bush was seen on security cameras attempting to enter the Jeffersontown First Baptist Church about 10-15 minutes before the shooting at the Kroger store.

      “The church has a large African-American membership.

      “The two victims of the shooting have been named as 69-year-old Maurice Stallard and Vickie Lee Jones, 67.”

      Oh, and the President of the United States is known to have engaged in rampant fraud and tax cheating over the course of decades. Let’s not forget that. Although I think everyone pretty much already has.

      • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 11:48 am #

        Always wondered exactly what a “hate crime” was and why was it different from any other crime? I mean really, doesn’t the fact that you murdered someone(s) indicate that you had hate in your heart at that specific moment and it does it somehow make the crime any more or less reprehensible whether or not you did or you didn’t? Further, could this lead to a legal argument for lesser charges for a “casual murder?”

        I can hear it now: “Your honor, as you can clearly see [defendant watches porn on laptop with at defendant’s table with earbuds blaring loud animalistic sexual noises], my client, an admitted career thrill seeker murderer, could give a shit less about his seventeen victims or this trial, and could not have possibly committed this crime with hate or malice in his heart. I therefore submit that he be tried on the lesser charges of murder in the fourth degree – murder due to routine congenital inclination, popularly referred to as murder for kicks.”

        • PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 11:50 am #

          The first thing I heard via the MSM on this synagogue gunner wasn’t that he had murdered anybody.. was “Pittsburgh shooter kills 11, suspect charged with hate crime”

          so, apparently worse then murder?

          • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:47 pm #

            read Tammy Bs ‘The New Thought Police’—
            while I disagree w her on many things, she has their number.

        • Walter B October 29, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

          A Hate Crime Scratch is when the perpetrator enacts a crime against a person or group of persons that he hates, as opposed to when he enacts a crime against a person or persons that he likes. I say he because only White Men can perpetrate Hate Crimes, as you well know.

        • Elrond Hubbard October 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

          Scratch, there’s reasonable debate over whether hate crime is really a distinct category of crimes that should be subject to distinct penalties. Murder is murder, right?

          One clear difference is that crimes motivated by, say, hatred of a minority don’t have the same motivation as other kinds of crime. Therefore they also won’t respond to the same incentives or disincentives. You can’t deter, say, a mass synagogue or church killer like you can deter a violent bank robber. The bank robber still wants to get away with the money, while the hate killer may just want to get the hate out on someone at all costs. (“‘The state psychiatrist told me there is nothing wrong with me,’ said court records paraphrasing [Mother Emmanuel shooter Dylann] Roof’s statements. ‘I don’t have autism. I’m just a sociopath.'” Link.)

          Same goes for something like gangland killing. A hardened gangster might make light of a long sentence and act like he DGAF. What he won’t do is go into court declaring, Yes, I killed all those people. They all needed to die for the sake of whatever. You have no right to judge me, and in fact you should be thanking me. True hatred is a deeply irrational motive that breaks the usual rules.

          • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

            Is your life worth any less because someone’s motives were hate as opposed to randomness or economic gain?

            Has it been proven anywhere by any authority that the recidivism rates of those convicted of hate crimes are affected by this extra charge?

            Does a hateful person, about to murder someone, stop and think: Whoa! This is a hate crime! And it carries an exta … of jail time! I better not do this…

          • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

            Except for the fact that most murders are spur of the moment and not premeditated; passion or hate caused (if only for an instant) murders in other words. Generally speaking, death penalties don’t deter or encourage murders in those so inclined, they merely serve as a way to eliminate murderers, and secondarily, visit retribution from the survivors on them for their crimes.

          • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

            >>> and secondarily, visit retribution from the survivors on them for their crimes.

            Right. And from a retribution perspective, I wouldn’t want my killer to receive LESS punishment simply because it WASN’T a hate crime.

        • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

          Always wondered exactly what a “hate crime” was and why was it different from any other crime?

          Indeed, the non White privilege.

          • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

            Crime is hate (and sometimes love) basically so there really is no such thing as a “hate” crime.

          • aibohphobia October 30, 2018 at 7:21 pm #

            “Crime” is traditionally defined by behaviour, and then classified by severity and any extenuating circumstances, all determined by behaviour. First degree murder, second degree murder and manslaughter carry different penalties, while killing in self-defense may not carry a penalty at all (except for the experience of being tried in court).

            “Hate Crime” is an attempt to levy additional penalties for the motivation for a crime. IMHO, it unwittingly grants extra legal rights to anyone who is the victim of a hate crime.

            For example, suppose there are twin brothers, one gay and the other cis-gendered. Both of them are murdered on the same night. The gay brother’s boyfriend goes weeping to the police station, claiming that it was a hate crime, and demanding justice. The cis-gendered brother’s girlfriend goes to the police station, demanding justice.

            The police have limited resources to apply to solving any crime. What will they do?

            The police are going to throw their resources to solving the “hate crime.” Even though they don’t (yet) know the motivation for the murder; Even though they don’t know if it really was motivated by hatred, they have to do this because an alleged Hate Crime Murder is, by law, worse than a Plain Old Murder. So the Cis-Gendered brother’s case will be put on the back burner. Both brothers are just as dead, but one’s case is promoted and the other’s neglected because of political considerations.

            I seem to remember that the idea of “hate crime” was brought up because of a perception that the police were not investigating crimes against various minorities as vigourously as they should.

            Besides forcing the courts to become mind-readers, the actual effect has been to increase resentment against minorities because of the perceived unfair advantage that accrues to minorities in such cases.

            As another example, I had an uncle whose ancestors were from Britain and Scandinavia. He had black hair and brown eyes. He started to put himself down as ‘Hispanic’ on his job applications. Claimed it opened many doors for him, even though he didn’t speak a word of Spanish. Kind of makes you want to claim that 1/1024 Cherokee ancestry, eh?

  4. malthuss October 29, 2018 at 10:43 am #

    I do not believe the news – media- etc anymore.

    The mad bomber in Florida has a curious past. George Webb has researched him.

    • daveed October 29, 2018 at 11:16 am #

      Well….that settles it!

      • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:36 am #

        No, it opens a can or worms.

  5. malthuss October 29, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    Heckler, do you know about the synagogue shooting?
    Twins adopted by 2 gays?

  6. Kafkaesque October 29, 2018 at 10:48 am #

    Allow a perfect storm–i.e., storm troopers of the WrongIsRight—to be the enemy of the good, decidedly a relative term, i.e., the loyal opposition to a reactionary dotard a.k.a. Trump, Eliot’s ‘hollow man’, is the ultimate horror flick…..of the collective ashes of thy indifference to outcomes.

  7. Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    Sayoc was merely the hors d’oeuvre. The Pittsburgh thing was always going to be the main course. Once again, lamentably predictable, given the “blame Trump for this” hysteria that began immediately afterward. There are no depths to which these slime balls will sink.

    amerika.org/politics/what-we-know-about-the-tree-of-life-shooting/

    amerika.org/politics/october-surprise/

    • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 10:51 am #

      He’s not responsible? Really?

      JDH

      • volodya October 29, 2018 at 10:59 am #

        Have you read the NY Times lately or the other august and immensely self-regarding coastal publications and their litany of hate?

        • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 11:06 am #

          blah, blah, blah “what-aboutism.” How many dead from costal rags?

          JDH

          • volodya October 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm #

            uncounted, uncountable.

          • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

            sorry *coastal

            JDH

          • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

            Many have perished because of the coastal elites’ policies and preferences. Look up Molly Tibits, Kate Steinle, Angel Moms, etc……and that is immigration. Get out of the bubble.

      • cornpone2014 October 29, 2018 at 11:00 am #

        Yes, really!

        • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 11:07 am #

          So blind…. Wilfully blind… Hopelessly blind… and who knows what else.

          JDH

      • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 11:01 am #

        He’s responsible alright. But likely not in isolation, although that will never come out from any so-called “respectable” source.

      • NRWer October 31, 2018 at 9:53 am #

        Please provide us with concrete evidence on why you think he is responsible.

        • jdhines October 31, 2018 at 11:30 am #

          NRW

          Oh, I don’t know…. constant HATE speech maybe? Riling-up crackpots about the invasion from Guatemala? Let’s see… There are “good people on both sides (eg. Nazis and Libs). There’s a couple for you to mull over.

          JDH

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

            >>> Oh, I don’t know…. constant HATE speech maybe?

            Ever notice how liberals like to blame anyone and anything except the actual person who committed the crime? I’m surprised they’re not blaming the gun as per usual.

            >>> Riling-up crackpots about the invasion from Guatemala?

            So 20 million illegal aliens is not an invasion? What is?

            >>> There are “good people on both sides (eg. Nazis and Libs).

            Fake news. Trump was comparing those who want to remove civic monuments with those who want to preserve them. He was quite clear on that point.

    • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

      Makes perfect sense. One nation – one ethnos.

  8. patrickd October 29, 2018 at 10:50 am #

    I don’t believe this shooting took place. Like the Las Vegas shooting, and the Boston Marathon bombing, which were staged events using paid actors, and most probably the European shootings and vehicles-in-crowds events were also staged, or carried out by US black ops, all these “atrocities” are fake news, just as coverage of all things Russia, China, Syria, Iran, are also fake news. It’s information warfare, and the war has now come home. Our government is at war with everyone on the planet, and information is its main weapon.

    I’m surprised that Jim isn’t attune to this.

    As for politics, it’s all a show. I don’t believe there will be indictments. The US government, those who have power, are organized crime, participating in the robbery of all wealth in the nation. In my ignorant opinion, these politicians answer to the banking families and their managers in the corporate world, the scam they are playing is a con game. Pretending to be noble and legal people, they are actually murderers and thieves. Expecting anything resembling justice out of these people is ridiculous and delusional.

    The US needs to collapse, and fortunately, that is well underway. Militarily, the countries I mentioned above are well able to defend themselves against US attack, and will take the fight to the continental US if it occurs. These countries are the adults on the world stage, giving the US plenty of rope to hang itself, and avoiding direct confrontation with the US, because of the specter of potential nuclear war. This is why in every US provocation, it becomes obvious that the US is the aggressor, the rogue nation, the criminal thug, while the nations who resist the hegemon’s demands are seen as sovereign nations who simply exist and do not bow to thieves.

    • So, what’s your van like? And how do you keep warm while minimizing condensation?

    • Steeleje October 29, 2018 at 1:42 pm #

      Fake news???? Well let me assure you Patrickd that this shooting DID INDEED TAKE PLACE!

      I live in Pittsburgh and I have lived here most of my life. Real people whom lived in my community were murdered by this deranged hateful man – real people, with real families that loved them were murdered by hate.

      Do you know how I can assure you that this really happened? Because the victims of this monster were brought to the hospital where I work and I saw them up close in all their pain, bleeding and in shock. I heard, the screaming grief and moaning cries of “Why, why why”? and I can tell you that right at this moment surviors of this horrible event are still receiving treatment for their injuries – two people underwent surgery just this morning.

      When these horrible events take place – a classroom full of first-graders murdered, people at a concert murdered and maimed, people gathered in temple murdered and injured – these people all had families, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, and friends. These people were treated by doctors and nurses. Survivors have had their statements taken by the police. The number of people that would have to be complicit in order for this to be a staged event just boggles the mind; it is simply impossible. Alex Jones and those other peddlers of paranoia, spewing their vomitous ideals on hate-radio, create these irrational scenarios that corrupt the minds of the gullible and mentally ill until none of these violent events are ‘real’……but they are real. I promise you, truly, real people were murdered in that synagogue this past Saturday – people, not paid actors making pretend taking part in a false news conspiracy, but ordinary people sitting in their house of worship with no idea of the horrors that they would shortly be claimed by.

      I urge you to seek professional mental help.

      • “I urge you to seek professional mental help.”

        And also, I urge him to seek a Gum and Sticker Glue removal product, and a Scraper, to remove the unsightly and garish stickers covering every inch of his Van windows, so that he may navigate safely to the cracker-jack shrink operating out of the local strip mall, whose credentials were ordered online, for $39.95, from a Pakistani diploma mill.

      • Tate October 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

        Unfortunately, Nurse Steel, those folks who insist on being lifelong victims sometimes become real flesh-&-blood victims. This could have been prevented. Their kinsfolk in Israel know this.

        • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

          It was a gun-free zone after all!

    • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

      Yes, the bankers are at the heart and center of the whole operation.

  9. jdhines October 29, 2018 at 10:52 am #

    Stunning conclusion. Absolutely stunning.

    JDH

  10. “One of the strange side effects of an epic American political hysteria is this strange ADD-like inability of the public to focus on anything for more than a few moments”

    “Silicon Valley Wary of the ‘Devil’ in our Phones”: title of the article in the New York Times today.

    Sam Harris’s latest podcast discusses things with journalist Matt Taibbi…. at one point touching on the fact that attention span everywhere have collapsed. Ethics, logic, morality…. the internet landed on them like a pile of bricks.

    A lot of people don’t know how to think, they feed on rotten garbage and think it’s filet mignon… and schools think it helps kids to supply the internet to do their thinking for them…. not that school really teaches looks to think properly.

    I don’t think screens or computers would be a problem, necessarily, if we used school as an opportunity to ban the things for a good chunk of the day. Instead the tech companies are overeager to weasel into the hen house. The desperate masses of parents, fearful of their kids being underprepared for the Thunderdome of adult work life, scream for screens….

    • wet dog October 29, 2018 at 11:07 am #

      Steve Jobs forbade his kids to use the ipad:

      nytimes.com/2014/09/11/fashion/steve-jobs-apple-was-a-low-tech-parent.html

      “They haven’t used it,” Jobs told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.”

      Silicon Valley elite execs send their kids to Waldorf schools, where computers are forbidden:

      cryptogon.com/?p=25654

      “I fundamentally reject the notion you need technology aids in grammar school,” said Alan Eagle, 50, whose daughter, Andie, is one of the 196 children at the Waldorf elementary school; his son William, 13, is at the nearby middle school. “The idea that an app on an iPad can better teach my kids to read or do arithmetic, that’s ridiculous.”

      Mr. Eagle knows a bit about technology. He holds a computer science degree from Dartmouth and works in executive communications at Google, where he has written speeches for the chairman, Eric E. Schmidt.

      Note all these guys have teams of psychologists working for them to get us peons addicted to these devices. But their own kids? They keep them away from the screens. They know the dangers.

    • bibliomaniac October 29, 2018 at 11:08 am #

      SnackCake:

      Nicholas Carr certainly agrees with you in his book “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains” in which he contends that the printed book focused our attention while the internet distracts us, literally rerouting our neural pathways.

      Bibs

    • Derivative… of myself. So I guess I have to give that comment an extra star, due to your excellent taste. 2/5

    • BornToKillPeace October 29, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

      If there is one central social issue knocking the guts out of the new breeds, here it is.

  11. pequiste October 29, 2018 at 11:00 am #

    “America-the Horror-Movie.” JHK

    A fine encapsulation but……

    unfortunately, for anyone living in The Land of The Free-Shit-Army and Home of the Brain Dead, this is not just happening on celluloid, near-ancient cathode ray tube screens, or LED pixelated 72-inch monitors.

    This is happening real time and the actual horror is that most Lumpenfolk are much too busy watching the antics of those silly Royals, reruns of Breaking Bad and Anthony Bourdain food programs, and especially the real “panem e circenses” of NFL, NCAA, NBA, and MLB offerings (thankfully, just finished).

    The elite, on the other hand, are also quite preoccupied with watching things develop, but more the edifice Wall Street swaying in the menacing gales of political, economic, and cultural instability. But no worries for them really – winter vaycays in ski country and on 30-meter yachts plying azure waters in the Caribbean and Med make up splendidlyfor any ultra violence at home or abroad.

    *By the way for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre to insist that DJT denounce White Nationalism as a pre-condition for him showing up to pay his respects is frankly bizarre. I thought I have heard him do this many times.

    He has appointed quite the number of Jewish persons to White House and Cabinet positions. Members of his immediate family are Jewish. He moved the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem to the eternal Ire of Muslims everywhere. Donald Trump has done everything except get a mohel to conduct a public circumcision of the presidential penis to indicate he is a friend of the Jews. Sheesh.

    • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

      Apparently more is still necessary….

  12. ozone October 29, 2018 at 11:14 am #

    Jim,
    A severe lack of attention span and critical thinking going on?
    I could site at least one cause, simply stated: Screen-staring, aiding and leading to dopamine addiction.

  13. jdhines October 29, 2018 at 11:21 am #

    “Stalin used the press, unburdened by facts, to create an enclosed atmosphere where paranoid fantasy had to be accepted as reality. He gaslighted his victims, and an entire nation, besides.”

    Sound familiar? Nice parallel. Please wise-up before you are crying in your craft beers.

    JDH

    • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:42 am #

      Stalin used the press. duh.

      The Clintons used the press.
      The Obamas use the press.
      gees.

      Only the commies or Nazis use the press?

      • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

        Malthesis,

        Sorry to bore you with the unburdened facts.

        JDH

        • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 7:11 pm #

          Quite the name-caller you are JDH.

  14. jdhines October 29, 2018 at 11:25 am #

    “I’m petrified, has the Migrant Caravan invaded America yet? I mean, who cares about a climate crisis that endangers all humanity, who cares about the GOP stripping health care from millions, who cares about an epidemic of mass shootings when Guatemalan babies are on the march!”

    JDH

    • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:43 am #

      The Ice Age cometh.

    • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 11:49 am #

      >>> “I’m petrified, has the Migrant Caravan invaded America yet?

      Yes they have—many times—to the tune of 20 million illegal aliens, and one million immigrants per year.

      Nearly 14 million immigrants entered the United States from 2000 to 2010.

      • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:53 am #

        50-100 million ‘latinos’

      • GhostOfHam October 29, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

        Border conflicts might not matter in the way one thinks it will if Brazil and Columbia attack Russia-and-China-backed Venezuela.

      • Majella October 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

        and how many were illegal?

    • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:52 am #

      And Al Gore is a scientist? leonardo di Bullshit is a scientist?

      Fake news is whatever I don’t like. ..actually, ‘fake news’ is a term made up to cover Pizzagate, and PG –aka pedos in high places
      is a proven fact.

    • lbs October 29, 2018 at 12:07 pm #

      I don’t know where Hannity’s head’s at when he says “fair and balanced”. He actually acknowledges outright that he is a partisan commentator, and his complaint is that the hacks at CNN are partisan commentators like him, but masquerading as news reporters. Guys like Jim Acosta. And on that he is absolutely correct. When he just reflexively calls his network “fair and balanced” it escapes me exactly what he is referring to.

    • devon44 October 29, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

      As a Libertarian conservative, I love when liberals talk about the ‘climate crisis.’ It’s such a bullshit red herring, and a great way for liberals to be smug, snarky and condescending to people they believe are beneath them. I’m a pretty smart guy, and I don’t understand any of it. I’ve read shit on the internet that says we will all be underwater in 10 years, and it’s all the fault of the evil humans. I’ve also read things that say it’s all bullshit, and that an ice age is actually coming instead. And then I’ve also read articles that say the weather changes all the time, and that CO2 is actually good for plants, and that there isn’t enough evidence to say whether the climate is changing any more than usual, where those changes might be leading, and if humans are responsible.

      So who is right? I have no clue. But what do I know for sure? I know the oceans are full of plastic, I know we’ve killed off 90% of life in the ocean. I know the bees are dying, and I know that the worldwide insect population is plummeting. I know that radioactive material from Fukushima is leaking into the Pacific ocean at an alarming rate.

      And none of that is due to your bullshit ‘climate change’ issue – it’s pollution, litter, and the destruction of massive amounts of wildlife habitat. We could agree on all of those things, find common ground, and hell – maybe we could even find a way to do our small part in finding solutions to those problems.

      But no, that’s not what you want at all, do you? If we had common ground, you would have to jump off your hysterical, hateful high horse. You might even have to admit that someone across the political aisle from you is an actual thinking, caring human being.

      So instead, you choose the 3 of the biggest wedge issues that are dividing our country right now and hammer away at those, knowing full well that half of the country will never agree with your point of view on any of them. You’re the reason our culture and society are being ripped to shreds, leaving both sides at the mercy of the sociopathic elites. Good job.

      • I can thread all that into climate change. Plastic is hydrocarbons; its production is a proxy for industrial production- in a consumer economy, economic growth (driven by fossil fuels use). Bees are dying off, and increasingly the cause appears to be both habitat loss which is driven by population growth and agricultural intensity, or pesticide use, which is hydrocarbon-derived. World insect populations were linked to climate change in a recent study of the rain forests in Puerto Rico. And Fukushima was the reason Japan shuttered most of its nuclear capacity since the accident and is now running its grid on… you guessed it: hydrocarbons. The atmosphere is warming up at an accelerating rate from all the carbon dioxide and other, less popular industrial gasses.

        DiCaprio and Gore are hypocrites who are annoyingly also correct, but only from repeating facts anyone can pick up. There will never be spotless testimony by unassailable Christ-like authority figures that claim to represent undeniable scientific truth. You will always be a doubting Thomas, thrusting your fingers into the wound, wondering if you’re being scammed, again, by a charlatan. Get over it. Its real, buddy.

        • GhostOfHam October 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

          Does the IPCC include data from the Sun?

        • devon44 October 29, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

          Maybe it is – but my point is that people like JDhines are purposefully choosing issues where there is very little consensus, when there are plenty of environmental issues that everyone can agree on, and the evidence is much easier to understand. It would be so great to see both sides of the aisle unite in an effort to save the bees – if everyone in the U.S. planted one or two bushes in their yard for the bees and butterflies, it would make a huge difference. In the last 2 years, I’ve planted 45 fruit trees, 32 Blueberry bushes, and around 30 perennial pollinator plants that feed the bees and butterflies. Lots more people could be doing that, but lots of people don’t know how, or what to plant, etc. And instead of having a constructive conversation about it, we’re all talking down to, and insulting, each other.

          For people like me (aka rural, gun toting conservatives that just want to be left alone), the one thing that will piss us off more than anything else is being talked down to. And when liberals start lecturing about how we need to ‘do our research’ on climate change, and that ‘we don’t understand real science’, and shit like that – do you think that makes us listen more, or shut down?

          And the language you use is a bit condescending too – calling me ‘buddy’ and telling me to ‘get over it.’ Do you think that helps bridge the divide between our points of view?

          • Tate October 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

            As far as I can tell, only the Chinese have ever done anything to contain their own expansion. Once during the Ming dynasty after the Treasure ships went to Africa, & then again in the last century with the one-child policy under Mao.

            Should the Chinese be put in charge?

          • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 5:31 pm #

            dev44

            “It would be so great to see both sides of the aisle unite in an effort to save the bees – if everyone in the U.S. planted one or two bushes in their yard for the bees and butterflies, it would make a huge difference. In the last 2 years, I’ve planted 45 fruit trees, 32 Blueberry bushes, and around 30 perennial pollinator plants that feed the bees and butterflies.”

            I happen to agree with you on this and applaud your enlightened efforts. Well done.

            JDH

            P.S. By the way, for what it’s worth, this Prog happens to own several firearms, though I do not have any high-velocity assault rifles.

          • capt spaulding October 29, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

            I don’t know if planting more bushes will do much. From what I’ve read, the problem is coming from pesticides and herbicides being used too lavishly

        • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

          DiCaprio and Gore are hypocrites who are annoyingly also correct,
          Gore has NEVER predicted anything with any accuracy.

        • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

          “There will never be spotless testimony by unassailable Christ-like authority figures…”

          SnakPak,
          Never? or merely rarely?

          I’m willing to wait….

          • CancelMyCard October 30, 2018 at 9:09 pm #

            Woot!

            Nailed it!

      • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

        The insanity of the liberal position is that a single facet of human existence—our carbon footprint—is responsible for all our environmental woes. As opposed to the reality: a planet overpopulated with 7.6 billion and climbing. At this magnitude, EVERY facet of our existence is a problem—WITH OR WITHOUT AGW OR CLIMATE CHANGE.

        Liberals think the world will be saved if we simply eat salads, drive a Prius, and help the Third World create even more babies…

      • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

        that an ice age is actually coming –yes. but when?

        Ice Ages happen, from time to time.
        But when?

        • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

          Sooner than later – in fact a mini one may be just around the corner literally. Check sun spot activity.

        • CancelMyCard October 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

          November 21, 2078

          Book it into your appointment calendar now!

      • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

        Dev,

        “So who is right? I have no clue.”

        Here’s your first clue: it’s the people with PhDs, not the guys who dropped out of high school.

        JDH

        • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

          >>> Here’s your first clue: it’s the people with PhDs, not the guys who dropped out of high school.

          You mean those same PhDs who came up with lead paint, leaded gasoline, asbestos, DDT, PCBs, hexavalent chromium, halogenated chlorofluoroalkanesetc, etc.?

          Gee, thanks, PhDs…

        • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

          Dev44,

          I don’t mean to speak down to anyone, but I’m just saying that it only makes sense to listen to the most learned amongst us. If I need a heart operation I want the guy with the best track record AND the best education, yeah?

          JDH

          • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 9:24 pm #

            Yeah but which PhD climatologists have the track records of heart surgeons? Even the term “climate change” itself is a hedge. Recall that it used to be called “global warming”. But then some models predicted an ice age. Oops! So now they call it climate change to hedge their predictions.

            Consider this recent article: Huge snowfall increases over Antarctica could counter sea level rise, scientists say.

            How is that not a hedge? The fact is: scientists really don’t know what’s going to happen because we’re in uncharted territory. There’s never been a case in the history of our planet where 7.6 billion humans burned up millions of years’ worth of fossil fuels in a few hundred years.

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 10:58 am #

            Exscotticus

            As I’ve mentioned before, this Skeptical Science website is excellent for dealing with not-so-random claims made by climate science deniers.

            skepticalscience.com/

            Its mission is ‘Explaining climate change science & rebutting global warming misinformation.

            And, guess what – it’s even got your very specific denier nonsense du jour in there:

            skepticalscience.com/climate-change-global-warming.htm

            “There have long been claims that some unspecified “they” has “changed the name from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change'”. In reality, the two terms mean different things, have both been used for decades, and the only individual to have specifically advocated changing the name in this fashion is a global warming ‘skeptic’.

            “Both of the terms in question are used frequently in the scientific literature, because they refer to two different physical phenomena. As the name suggests, ‘global warming’ refers to the long-term trend of a rising average global temperature, which you can see here: [see graph]

            Climate change’, again as the name suggests, refers to the changes in the global climate which result from the increasing average global temperature. For example, changes in precipitation patterns, increased prevalence of droughts, heat waves, and other extreme weather, etc.

            I hope that helps.

            Real Climate is an excellent source, if you want up-to-date discussion by climate scientists of the latest science.

            realclimate.org/

            Alternatively you can ask any random cab driver for his opinion. Caveat emptor, clearly…

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 11:17 am #

            >>> I hope that helps.

            Yes it does. It helps demonstrate that you neither read nor understood my posts at all.

            As for your vaunted website, the definition it provides for “cimate change” is incorrect. Climate change is not merely a “result from increasing average global temperature.” It can also refer to a decrease in temperature. Or it may have NOTHING TO DO WITH TEMPERATURE AT ALL.

            Climate—you see—is not merely limited to temperature. It can refer to a variety of prevailing weather conditions, including humidity, wind speeds, and so on.

            Sooo glad I’m able to advance your education on this issue, GreenAlba.

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 11:43 am #

            “Even the term “climate change” itself is a hedge. Recall that it used to be called “global warming”. But then some models predicted an ice age. Oops! So now they call it climate change to hedge their predictions.”

            Just repeating what you said, Ex. Carry on being slippery if you want to.

            The definition of climate change given here was in relation to global warming, to clarify the difference.

            Slippery is as slippery does.

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 11:47 am #

            “It can refer to a variety of prevailing weather conditions, including humidity, wind speeds, and so on.”

            But I love that you think none of those things are related in any way to temperature. 🙂

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

            >>> But I love that you think none of those things are related in any way to temperature. ?

            And I said that where? So long as we’re just making up stuff, I love that you think none of those things are related in any way to atmospheric pressure. ?

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 5:54 pm #

            I love that you think you’re contracting me. 🙂

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 5:55 pm #

            *contradicting*…

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 10:54 pm #

            I love that you think I know nothing about science. My closest friends are PhD scientists. When I have questions, I simply pick up the phone and go right to the source…

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 7:08 am #

            “I love that you think I know nothing about science. My closest friends are PhD scientists. ”

            I love that too. Did you know Trump’s uncle was a scientist too? It leaked into him by osmosis so everything he knows about climate science is verified in advance by blood line.

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 10:20 am #

            Oh I didn’t say my friends were climatologists; they’re not. But they know enough about their own fields of study to be skeptical. They know that science has both economic and political components, because they experience it every day. Nearly everyone involved in science is merely doing a job. They have families and they want to get paid. Meanwhile, the same data can support a variety of narratives.

            While you’re busy worshipping PhD scientists, I wonder if there’s a picture of Paul Hermann Müller over your altar. He invented DDT. People were told it was safe to eat. They were even encouraged to eat it. In your own way, your eating everything they’re giving you as well—no questions asked.

          • GreenAlba November 1, 2018 at 11:42 am #

            I didn’t expect anything other than more obfuscation from you, Exscotticus, so thank you for not disappointing me.

            I’m afraid the DDT experience does not invalidate the vast body of climate science, no matter how much you want it to.

          • Exscotticus November 1, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

            >>> I’m afraid the DDT experience does not invalidate the vast body of climate science

            No it doesn’t. Nor do many other similar examples of PhD scientists getting it all wrong.

            But it does suggest that PhD scientists are human and fallible just like everyone else. They’re not gods. They don’t have all the answers. They get it wrong—far more often than would be suggested by your blind and unquestioning devotion to their theories.

          • GreenAlba November 1, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

            Do you ever wonder about your blind unquestioning devotion to believing something when all the evidence points the other way?

          • hmuller November 1, 2018 at 8:35 pm #

            That’s the point, GA! All the evidence does not point in one direction. But this climate change religion is so deep in your bones, you can never become a skeptic or a rational thinker. To you the subject is closed!

    • lateStarter October 29, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

      If they can get them off the ground, the US should send a squadron of F-35’s to deal with those Guatemalans. Should be an even match although I’m willing to bet that most of the F-35’s won’t make it back to base.

    • jdhines October 31, 2018 at 11:38 am #

      Trumpists and far-right wing wetting their pants over the invasion of flip-flop wearing, women and children from Guatemala! “Oh God, call out the military, we are under attack!”

      Buck-up panty-waists, 5,200 crack troops will protect Y’all from the hordes. Get your smallpox vaccination. Oh wait, that was eradicated 37 years ago. Better get some DayQuil.

      Boo! Don’t be afraid….. G3 will protect Y’all.

      JDH

      • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 12:53 pm #

        No one’s afraid of these immigrants; we simply don’t want them here. See the difference? Really not a hard concept to understand.

        We have 20 million illegal immigrants as it is. Enough is enough.

        • jdhines October 31, 2018 at 6:38 pm #

          Ex,
          It sure sounds like y’all are afraid. Trumptard now says he may send up to 15k troops to the border. 14k troops in Afghanistan.
          Don’t be afraid.
          JDH

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 9:23 pm #

            We aren’t afraid of these immigrants; we’re afraid they’ll get in. We’re afraid that a liberal federal judge in Hawaii will try to stop Trump from carrying out his Constitutional duties. And if that means having to militarize the entire border and invoke war powers or whatever then so be it.

            >>> 14k troops in Afghanistan.

            Your point is that there might be more troops guarding our own borders than mediating over a bunch of self-annihilating Muslims?! And this is strange because…? Shall we have Afghan troops come over and guard our borders?

  15. akmofo October 29, 2018 at 11:36 am #

    “One of the strange side effects of an epic American political hysteria is this strange ADD-like inability of the public to focus on anything for more than a few moments, even the most arresting atrocities.” — JHK.
    ==

    The issue is not the public. The issue is the commie Vatican/CIA foreign agents in the MSM and their weaponized staged narratives. I don’t even want to call them BLOOD VULTURES, because it implies a certain passivity, when in fact these people instigate and stage this scripted ghoulish theater.

    • Majella October 29, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      Oh, please! FFS! Nutjob conspiracy theorists are really not contributing to the conversation at ANY level.

      • akmofo October 30, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

        I had a very concise reply for you, but our host decided it was somewhat lacking..

        So let’s examine what exactly is the “conspiracy theory”:

        — Is it a “conspiracy theory” that the media is peppered with agents working for government agencies both domestic and foreign, including the CIA and KGB? No, that’s a fact.

        —- Is it a “conspiracy theory” that the media selectively promotes and demotes, and in effect weaponizes political agendas? No, that’s a fact too.

        — Is it a “conspiracy theory” that the CIA and the Vatican imported WWII Nazis and fascists to the US and Latin America, and that these Nazi and Fascist criminals traveled on Vatican passports? No, again, that’s a fact.

        —- Is it a “conspiracy theory” that the media stages propaganda, and has done so for decades upon decades, staged propaganda like for example Jihadistani Paliwood propaganda? No, again, that’s a fact.

        So, my contribution to the “conversation” is completely factual and to the point. Your contribution on the other hand is that of ignorance and idiocy, and frankly it’s because of ignorant gov mafia sockmuppet simpltons like yourself that these gov mafia shenanigans occur and the criminals involved feel that they can continue with them.

      • NRWer October 31, 2018 at 10:03 am #

        And, like clockwork, the standard media-approved terminology is trotted out.

        Surely the financial elites who own our mass media outlets have no interest in advancing narratives they find beneficial.

        Also, more exclamation points please.

  16. wm5135 October 29, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    “A 28-year old is wise?” – Tate

    A 76-year old born in Alabama and representing the state of Kentucky is wise?

    A 85-year old representing the state of Iowa is wise?

    A 68-year old representing the state of New York is wise?

    In our world wisdom is an acquired taste and few seem to have the gene that appreciates the bitter taste.

    One thing for sure though, all of this is someone else’s fault. Which of the two poets was correct – John Donne or Paul Simon?

    When everyone has gone deaf listening to their favorite “savages beating their drums” do the bells toll?

    • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      ““A 28-year old is wise?” – Tate

      A 76-year old born in Alabama and representing the state of Kentucky is wise?

      A 85-year old representing the state of Iowa is wise?

      A 68-year old representing the state of New York is wise?

      Wm,
      The aged, for to be considered “wise”, would not be unusual…as wisdom might be considered a compendium of life experiences well understood and applied. A 28 year old, however, if thought wise would be considered premature. It is not enough to read the accounts and opinions of others…wisdom comes from the filter of age and experience to separate the superficial “intuitive” thoughts from reality. Education, a life of direct observation of cause and effect, and a grounding in history might provide a basis for “wisdom”.

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

      I like John Donne. Did you know that he did the very first ever “roses are red”poem???

      Roses are red,
      Violets are blue.
      Don’t trust a woman
      What e’er you do!

      Be’ist I a fool?
      Mayhaps I am!
      But I swear I heard
      Thy back door slam!

      It could be the air,
      That puffed’ from the front. . .
      But far more likely,
      Thou art a c–t!

      Anyway, he got some flack from this, so he edited it a little, and came up with the famous “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket” poem.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

  17. PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 11:42 am #

    I’m amazed how quickly the collective stories change, things disappear into the memory hole, and just how it all quickly and effectively plays out on the mass audience out there. Frightening.

  18. malthuss October 29, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    How many were murdered in Chicago this last week?
    Does that make national news?

    • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

      Hey, Lil Snack Cake, how long will it take before the NYT covers this story about a hero gun-toting father who saved himself, his children, and others from what could have been another massacre? I mean it seems pretty news worthy and relevant does it not? Here’s an eye-witness.

      “He’s my hero. Because I can only imagine how it would’ve went if he wasn’t armed. We might not be here having this interview.”

      Of course it doesn’t fit the NYT liberal narrative that armed lawful citizens are a danger to both themselves and others, but surely the NYT would not let its political agenda get in the way of reporting the news accurately and fairly?!

      • Majella October 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

        Source of the quote, please?

        • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

          It’s right there. Click on “Here’s an eye-witness”.

    • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 1:00 pm #

      Malthuss,
      Do the outrages in Chicago rise to “All the news that’s fit to print”?

      Dog bites man is not newsworthy.

      Apparently.

      • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

        Dog bites man is not newsworthy.–gawd.

  19. oilie October 29, 2018 at 11:55 am #

    If the Democrats retake the House, the investigations of the top dwellers of the swamp will end abruptly and be replaced by investigations that will end Trump’s ability to do anything at all. If they do not take the house, it is unlikely that there will be any serious accounting for past sins. They have already fired, reassigned and demoted several near enough to the top for government work. They will soon proclaim problems solved and the whole 2016 affair will be forgotten.

    • Paulo October 29, 2018 at 12:52 pm #

      I think they (the Dems) will retake the House, and then there will be even more violence as the Nation descends further into gridlock and hate.

      Regardless, it will be a blast to see DJT tax returns and the subsequent investigations into the debunked ‘small 1 million dollar loan from Dad’. I would guess when it comes out that he has about 10% of what he says he does, and that he has been laundering money and hiding money, the only hope Trumpians will have left is to distract with violence. The Dems must be remade, for sure, but the Repubes have destroyed themselves on the Trumpian alter for a few tax cuts and judge picks.

      The US is finished. The debt bomb continues to tick and any hope of real wealth has been squandered in foreign malfeasance and grubbing for the wealthy. It’s a real mess and no systems or adults left to clean it up beyond Martial Law and a resulting insurrection.

      Got preps?

      • “it will be a blast to see DJT tax returns and the subsequent investigations into the debunked ‘small 1 million dollar loan from Dad”…

        Ahh, my friend, I have to take pleasure in informing you this was the subject of an exhaustive, groundbreaking investigation by The New York Times just a few weeks ago. They reprinted the article, in full, over 12 full pages of a special section in the Sunday edition, that produced enough damning evidence for the City of New York to open an investigation.

        Right now you can get home delivery for 10 weeks for just $2 a week. Its nostalgic- long-form journalism of the Critically Endangered type, with award-winning writing and photojournalism, without a blue-wavelength radiative emission angling to wreck your exquisitely evolved retinas.

  20. lbs October 29, 2018 at 12:04 pm #

    I would argue that most of the biggest idiots in the Democratic Party ARE white men. Blumenthal, Kaine, Casey, Coons, Markey, the list goes on and on.

    • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

      Idiocy is obviously not race or gender specific, although some do seem to be more favorable than others. Rich, mostly white women seem to hold the crown for now, but the opportunities to shine are endless.

      • K-Dog October 29, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

        Best you not go out trick or treating this year. Some of them white women with the bling might grab you by the pitchfork.

        • Ol' Scratch October 29, 2018 at 2:58 pm #

          Ouch! I’ll be screaming, “Where’s a K-Dog to the rescue when you need him most!”

    • Wasn’t too long ago that the public’s 9% approval rating for Congress constituted a reasonable estimation of the public’s esteem for the two major parties.

  21. Luhrenloup October 29, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    It is the wise person indeed that pulls away from current societal madness. There have been so many false flags, so many bizarre coincidences that one is at a loss as to what is true, made up, or sponsored by dark forces.
    there is home, family, nature, art, music, that sustains one and allows for reflection on what is of value to self and community.

  22. Walter B October 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

    “…a human limbic system driving the collective public psyche from fight to flight on the wild horses of pure emotion.”

    There you go Jim, another perfectly worded nugget of truth that should be carved into the stone arch above the entrance to the US Capitol building to remind the American public what exactly it is that they do in there. And then calling out the lost hoard as zombies performing a meritorious public service ridding the nation of as many brains as possible, well that says it all and quite succinctly as well. As a nation of party-goers and entertainment addicts prepares to celebrate another Pagan Festival of Death this Wednesday, it will make massive amounts of debt-based expenditures in the process. Rubber masks, moving plastic dinosaur skeletons, and enough glucose based “treats” to turn the entire hoard into obese diabetics, will allow the lemmings to forget about the current massacre and not care about tomorrow’s. America cannot get enough death can it? As long as somebody else is doing the dying that is. Raised on murder mysteries, violent video games, hack ’em up movies and television shows, why is it any wonder that there are so many real life murder events taking place. The only wonder of it all is that there are mathematically so few considering the 300 million lost souls raised and programmed for insensitivity and self service unending.

    Having spent a long career as a professional problem solver, I can tell you many truths about the process of fixing things that are broken or functioning poorly. True problems are lot more intricate than they seem at the surface and cannot be solved by outlawing anything, taking away dangerous objects, or exercising regularly. Real problems are always complex and complicated and require multi-pronged solutions that take insightful study, intelligent planning and always involve a cost in order to be corrected. The bigger the problem, the higher the cost. America cannot solve problems, sorry. The public is reactive not preventive in it’s mindset. It does not have the leadership, the fortitude, or the attention span that is necessary to solve anything. Miscreants will continue to perpetrate violence on people that they do not even know enough to truly hate because they are frustrated and helpless to solve problems and they know it. Once those who rule successfully created an army of the mindless, mindless acts became the rule of the day.

  23. FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    Strategic Arms Restrictions and Orthodox Politics. Part3

    Part 1 is here: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/lost-in-translation/#comment-375989

    Part 2 is here: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/are-the-dems-self-punking/#comment-376597

    The link between strategic arms limitations and Orthodox politics is determined by the fact that the only real agreement on real strategic arms limitation was the SALT-1 treaty, signed in 1972 by Brezhnev and Nixon and which was derailed by Hillary Clinton during the Watergate scandal she created herself when she snatched a letter of resignation from President Nixon and then, 44 years later, declared war on Christianity in the United States by threatening to oblige all Christian churches to marry same-sex couples during the 2016 election campaign.

    And the fact that the identity of one person has united two such different concepts undoubtedly confirms the role of personality in history, most fully revealed in the coincidence of personal ambitions with the objective course of history.

    Nixon signed the SALT-1 agreement not because of sympathy for the USSR, but because of his awareness of objective course of history, expressed in the military defeat that the United States suffered in the Korean and Vietnamese wars, and that Nixon was removed by the US Black Project after the SALT-1 Treaty and Paris treaty, says that he did not agree to throw the most important part of this agreement into the garbage – the ABM Treaty, signed in May 1972, when MIT created the MIRV technology – multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, and Princeton developed a theory of ideological warfare, also known as the ” Dulles Plan”.

    And in this regard, it is worth remembering that the organization “The Inquiry “, which developed the plan for the destruction of 5 Empires in 1916, was also created by University America, and if Trump succeeds this time to break the resistance of the Deep State, then with the traditional ally of Russia – the Official US State, will once again conclude this SALT-1 treaty, without too much fear that it will turn into a regrouping of forces for a stab in the back and a shameful surrender to the insidious opponent ala START-1, START-2 and START-3. (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty).

    Moreover, the START-1 treaty, signed by President George W. Bush and President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow on July 30–31, 1991, was the most shamefully unprofitable for the USSR and Russia, and Gorbachev organized the coup d’etat in Moscow to force Yeltsin to flee to the American Embassy and not to allow him to pull Russia in one piece from under the wreckage of the consciously collapsed Union.

    But the fakir was drunk, and Yeltsin removed Gorbachev, and Bush, having just signed, together with Gorbachev, one of the acts of capitulation of the USSR under the name of START-1, agreed not to interfere with Yeltsin, including because he was afraid of the spread of nuclear weapons of the USSR stationed in other republics, and Yeltsin was later forced to agree with the Lisbon Protocol who concentrated all nuclear weapons of the USSR on the territory of Russia, in exchange for refusing to raise the issue of the status of the Crimea and Sevastopol in negotiations with a separate Ukraine, which is known to be a complete fuccaro.

    Similarly, you can comment on the START-2, but I’m afraid that you will drown in the details of the signing of this truly remarkable treaty, signed in January 1993 by Presidents Yeltsin and Bush, who had already lost the election to Bill Clinton (or rather to his wife) and in a few weeks was to leave his post.

    I note only that Bush obviously already understood what international policy Hillary Clinton would arrange soon and in the treaty for the first time the question was raised about the MIRV units from which the whole story of the SALT treaties begun, including the Watergate scandal, but which was essentially ignored in the SALT-1.

    And in this regard, I will allow myself to quote an excerpt from an article in Wikipedia on this topic:

    The introduction of MIRV led to a major change in the strategic balance. Previously, with one warhead per missile, it was conceivable that one could build a defense that used missiles to attack individual warheads. Any increase in missile fleet by the enemy could be countered by a similar increase in interceptors. With MIRV, a single new enemy missile meant that multiple interceptors would have to be built, meaning that it was much less expensive to increase the attack than the defense. This cost-exchange ratio was so heavily biased towards the attacker that the concept of mutual assured destruction became the leading concept in strategic planning and ABM systems were severely limited in the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in order to avoid a massive arms race.

    Thus, the massive deployment of missiles with a MIRV pushes the conflicting parties to aggressive actions, making it advantageous for each side to strike first, and creating an opportunity for partial or complete neutralization of the other’s nuclear arsenal with a preventive strike. In view of this, MIRV is a HUGELY destabilizing factor.

    And if we recall that after a few months, the new Clinton administration began to talk about a possible US withdrawal from the ABM treaty, which became the basis of the SALT-1 treaty, and the collapse of the Soviet early nuclear attack warning system, which the US reported in 2006, strongly recommending Vladimir Putin not to run for President in 2008 and counting on his inability to refuse this recommendation, started preparations for the War in Georgia in 08/08/08, it will become clear why I call the START-1 and START-2 treaties acts of capitulation of the USSR and the Russian Federation.

    But the START-3, signed by Obama and Medvedev in April 2010, stands somewhat apart in the series of these capitulations of the Russian Federation, as it removed the US control over the Russian ICBM, agreed in START-1 and START-2, and allowed Russia to refuse further capitulation.

    In essence, START-3 allowed the contracting parties to do everything they want within the framework of the opportunities they had then, and offered Russia only to observe a certain decorum in the process of enjoying getting up from its knees.

    And that was the “reset” of Obama, who then realized that by agreeing to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, he signed the death warrant for himself and the United States, but since he really did not want to become the last president of the United States, but its first black president, then he tried to get out of obedience to Hillary for the first time. And Hillary agreed to this because she was hoping to carry out her idea of “overload”, which she presented to Lavrov and after which Russia’s capitulation was supposed to be unconditional.

    https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/oa6lLXLCkYrEZ5eIeTYEk6F3JEKtAq0_nRuLXz1e2Sw-768×576.jpg

    What I mean by that is the agreed on within the framework of this treaty, the destruction of missiles for the submarine of project 949 of the TK-17 Arkhangelsk project and the TK-20 Severstal, which, after modernization, could carry up to 480 individual-directed warheads.

    And if we consider that the Bulava failed to fly and the newest Russian submarines did not have ammunition, just like the oldest and most efficient submarines of this part of the fleet, Hillary’s success in overloading Russian-American relations was indisputable.

    They say she personally arrived at the disposal of the latest RSM-52 missile on September 28, 2012 and when on September 6, 2013, the Bulava test launch from the Alexander Nevsky submarine was unsuccessful, the unconditional surrender of the Russian Federation really seemed inevitable.

    But then the Orthodox policy became involved and now we can see Putin and Bolton laughing cheerfully due to the lack of olives and the possibility of canceling strategic arms limitation agreements used by opponents of both Putin and Trump to accuse both of their unwillingness to observe the results of Gorbachev’s treachery that could provoke new conflicts that can really end sadly.

    • EvelynV October 29, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

      War on xtianity? Hmmm, so she DID do one good thing when she had some power.

  24. marcus1 October 29, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    These continuing mass murders shouldn’t surprise anyone, it’s “normative” even. People follow leaders.

    What have our leaders demonstrated to us in this country? Violence is the way to get things done. Of course this is foolish and counterproductive but that doesn’t stop the stupidity. This didn’t start with the Donald, he’s just a master of pushing the narrative at home.

    The Iraq war, the Libyan war, the ongoing mess in Afghanistan, aiding and abetting the royal psychos of KSA in Yemen. Just the most recent atrocities this country’s leaders have demonstrated to us.

    It seems to be intensifying over there so we should expect it to intensify at home. Nothing new here, just an empire in decline.

  25. elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

    “Whatever our society chooses to do over the next few decades to confront existential threats like climate change, religious extremism, child abuse, widespread ignorance, and the like”

    SnakPak,
    I would offer that an Economic Collapse will be the existential engine of our comeuppance.

    Social upheaval, martial law, and general dysfunction will march to the music of small arms fire…heavy armament might be the last bars to the opus.

    • I just don’t think so. Not in America. This isn’t Sarajevo, or Rwanda, and never will be. America has a strong, centralized military and vertically integrated command and control which will always have heavier armament. Not to mention, Robo-cop, coming soon to a municipality near you.

      • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 7:44 pm #

        SnakPak,
        Well, you may be right, but Americans* are unused to privation and heavy-handed authority…Sarajevo was not “Sarajevo”, until it became “Sarajevo”….

        Will America become “Amerika” after our Weimar Experience runs it’s course?

        Never say “never”….

        *The middle class white ones, at least….

  26. Walter B October 29, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    What makes you think they are going to confront anything? All they ever seem to do is sit back and enjoy the entertainment. I think that nothing will ever be done until AI takes over and solves the problem for us, by removing us from the equation and so does Elon Musk:

    youtube.com/watch?v=kaJgt1uyiJ8

    • In principle, even a person of rank average intelligence should be able to accumulate all the wisdom worth having, and be able to reason and apply logic, and have rational values, and strive for the good and eschew the bad.

      The existing system of compulsory schooling doesn’t function in its ostensible purpose of producing people who can think properly.

      But I suspect you are right, and AI will come to substitute as a brain, an arbiter of justice, a taskmaster, a parental figure, a God-like superorganism, and terrifying foe all at once.

  27. Tate October 29, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    Climate change>the weather channel, religious extremism>Islam, child abuse>kidnapped Honduran orphans, Pizzagate, widespread ignorance>democratic party.

  28. Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 1:23 pm #

    Right. Because existential threats are so much better when you’re disarmed and helpless. Just ask all those folks hacked up by machetes in Rwanda.

    • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 1:28 pm #

      Strange. This was a reply to Snack Pack’s post, which has now vanished, leaving my post orphaned and without context.

  29. tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

    Yes, “the Monster Mash”, it was and is a “grave yard smash”.
    Great stuff again, Jim.

    A wonderful hand holding could take place between that song and political parody.

    My limbic system says to fly to the border and fight.

    All roads lead to Rome. That used to be. Now they all lead to America. Thank God Africa and the Middle East are across the Atlantic.

    Roads do lead South. Let’s fight the Zombies there. On the border.

  30. jmar98 October 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Although alcohol may be involved, the cause of paradoxical undressing is due to severe hypothermia which overwhelms that part of the brain which controls automatic temperature control and leads the victim to feel “hot” and to take off clothing in reaction to that.

  31. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 2:40 pm #

    The funny thing, or maybe the sad thing is, that the Modern Left hates Israel and sides with the no-good, lousy-ass Palestinians.

    And after Germany’s last little romp with pogroms and ovens, dang if they German Left isn’t all for a bunch of Muslims coming into the country. Personally, I have never met a Muslim who didn’t hate Jews. Like the guy at a local convenience store. He hisses every time I ask him if his sandwiches are kosher and has a rabbi inspected them. I don’t mention the Jews in my background. Are far as he knows, I am a 100% Baptist. Southern.

    That being said, I am not one to go around stirring up trouble.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 2:56 pm #

      Moderate this:

      The media did NOT call Neo-Nazis ‘very fine people’ after they chanted “Jews will not replace us.” Trump did.

      The media is NOT holding hate rallies across America and emboldening right-wing extremism. Trump is.

      The media is NOT the “enemy of the people.” Donald Trump is.

      JDH

      • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 3:02 pm #

        If only Republicans made it as hard to buy a gun as they’ve made it to vote.

        JDH

        • EvelynV October 29, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

          Give them time, they will. For now they are going with the approach, if you want to kill rodents, entice them with cheese.

          You can be certain they really don’t want the rodents to be armed no more than they care how people have their ashes hauled or if they believe in jayzzzuussss.

        • cbeard October 30, 2018 at 9:41 am #

          Ridiculous statement from jdhines. It is NOT hard to cast your vote. Period. Gun laws should be uniform across state lines. My Georgia firearms, permits, etc. should be legal in any state in the country. But again, what makes you think voting is hard. Accepted voter ID’s are easy to get. Most people already have one such as a drivers license. If you can’t figure out how to obtain an ID card of some type then you don’t have the intellectual capacity to cast a vote.

          • jdhines October 31, 2018 at 11:13 am #

            CB,

            Ridiculous? Here’s but one recent story. Your assertion is herby REFUTED.

            “Members of Montana Native Vote on Tuesday said several polling stations have turned away Native American voters, raising concerns over potential voter suppression within the Native community.

            Leah Berry, political director with Montana Native Vote, cited issues in Poplar, Great Falls and Rocky Boy. Two of those three polling locations disputed the claims, saying they’re only following the law.

            “I think in Great Falls, it was a lack of competency and not ill-intentioned,” Berry said Tuesday. “But at Fort Peck, I personally think the two people working the office were non-Native and (the voter) was a Native, and they were very unfriendly, even when I walked in the office.”

            That instance occurred last week when a low-income Native American voter was no longer able to access his Post Office box, and therefore his ballot. Berry took him into the Poplar polling station to fill out the form for a replacement ballot, which he should have received on the spot.”

            JDH

      • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

        >>> The media did NOT call Neo-Nazis ‘very fine people’ after they chanted “Jews will not replace us.” Trump did.

        Fake news. Trump never said Neo-Nazi’s were “very fine people”.

        >>> The media is NOT holding hate rallies across America and emboldening right-wing extremism. Trump is.

        So when Hillary held a rally in which she declared that half of Trump’s supporters (at least 30 million US citizens) were a “basket of deplorables”—that wasn’t a hate rally? And if it was a hate rally, why didn’t the media report it as such?

        >>> The media is NOT the “enemy of the people.” Donald Trump is.

        When the media abuses their privilege by publishing fake news, then they are the enemy of the people.

        Here’s an example of how the fake news media destroyed a rape victim’s life. The media gets to use unnamed sources to print whatever they want without consequences? That’s a privilege—and one they have sorely abused.

        • malthuss October 29, 2018 at 4:08 pm #

          Thanks

          • jdhines October 29, 2018 at 5:16 pm #

            Yes, thanks for that insight Ex.

            JDH

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

        And Trump did not call Neo-Nazis very fine people, either. You are just lying. Think about this. Some people do not want to tear down statues of Confederates. Or, of Jefferson, or George Washington, just because they owned slaves. Let’s all them Historians for sake of argument. Those people, of who I am one, are NOT Neo-Nazis in any sense of the word.

        Sooo, what you are doing is conflating Historians, who don’t want to tear down statues, as Neo Nazis, and when Trump says those people, the Historians are very fine people, then some moron on the Left like you, can spew out your idiocy.

        But, if you are interested in Neo nazis, how ’bout them Democrats who put on masks, take up baseball bats, and then go beat up people who disagree with them. That seems very Neo-Nazi like to me.

        But it won’t to you. Because you are a True Believer in the Democratic Party Narrative. No one will ever get an intelligent thought out of you. Only some NPC script.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

          Yep. Here’s the full context…


          REPORTER: You said there was hatred and violence on both sides?

          TRUMP: I do think there is blame – yes, I think there is blame on both sides. You look at, you look at both sides. I think there’s blame on both sides, and I have no doubt about it, and you don’t have any doubt about it either. And, and, and, and if you reported it accurately, you would say.

          REPORTER: The neo-Nazis started this thing. They showed up in Charlottesville.

          TRUMP: Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, of to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.

          REPORTER: George Washington and Robert E. Lee are not the same.

          TRUMP: Oh no, George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down – excuse me. Are we going to take down, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him? Okay, good. Are we going to take down his statue? He was a major slave owner. Are we going to take down his statue? You know what? It’s fine, you’re changing history, you’re changing culture, and you had people – and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly. Now, in the other group also, you had some fine people, but you also had troublemakers and you see them come with the black outfits and with the helmets and with the baseball bats – you had a lot of bad people in the other group too.

          Clearly “both sides” refers to those who wants to take down statues they don’t like, and those who want the statues to remain (or at least for some lawful inclusive process to be followed regarding their removal).

          Clearly both sides had lawful people who followed the rules, and unlawful people who didn’t.

          Leave it to the fake news media to dishonestly twist this into some kind of endorsement for neo-Nazis.

          • The New York Times is completely unbiased on this issue.

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm #

            Sooo, do you think J D Hines will admit that he was wrong, and promise to never post that canard ever ever again?

            My guess is, he won’t. Because unless he is a complete idiot, he already knew that he was lying to everybody here. But to him, it’s OK to lie. After all, he’s a Democrat, and all that matters is winning.

            Why does anybody with a brain, or an ounce of scruples still vote for Democrats?

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

          • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

            The NYT is as guilty as the rest. Trump clearly said…

            I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

            And what do you suppose the NYT reported? Headlines like: Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost. Here’s the first paragraph…

            US president Donald Trump buoyed the white nationalist movement on Tuesday as no president has done in generations, equating activists protesting racism with the neo-Nazis and white supremacists who rampaged in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

            Decide for yourself if this paragraph accurately matches what Trump said, or if it’s fake news.

        • PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 7:39 pm #

          Ppl who vote Democrat should be outraged by the deep corruption of the dnc. Hrc robbed all the donations that were meant for state elections, ran a disastrous campaign, and colluded with the msm and dnc officials to steal the primary.

    • jdhines October 31, 2018 at 6:52 pm #

      Squeak
      Why would anyone want a bunch of statues of LOSERS who were, and are, on the wrong side of history? How many Grand Army of the Republic (the Yankee blue coats) statues have you heard of being torn down? None. Get a clue Sqeak.
      JDH

  32. SW October 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    Funny how Hillary has strolled away, pretending that this “climate of hate” is all of Trump’s doing. I guess neither she nor her supporters remember her stirring speech calling for anyone who disagreed with her to be tossed into a basket of deplorables. Deplorables — synonymous with “expendables” ? She did as much, if not more, in her own self-righteous way to foster this fragmenting of people into marginalized and aggrieved tribes. She encouraged people to feel entitled to look down on, judge, refuse to listen to, jump to conclusions about and shriek at anyone who doesn’t claim the same identity or political affiliation as you. I voted for neither of them.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 3:30 pm #

      According to the “religion” Hillary professes, people and nations are not parts of a single humanity, but biologically different, precisely at the level of biological species, different beings.

      At the same time, the ability to be human as a fundamental difference from the animal world, on the basis of certain anthropological factors, is denied for subhumans, some of whom were declared harmful animals to be destroyed, and the other part had the right to exist only insofar as they were useful to supermen.

      And any subhuman could be killed by a superman simply because of his lack of utility, and without any remorse, torments of conscience or other damage to the moral state of the superman.

      Thus, humanity disintegrated into superhuman and subhuman, and the people and humanity proper simply ceased to exist – from their point of view.

      This ideology in a veiled form existed in Western Europe since as early as the 12th century, and in the form of the ideology of the Teutonic Order and the Northern Crusade, it was officially blessed by the Catholic Church. (at that time, NOT now).

    • FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

      Of course the idea of the disintegration of humanity simply destroys the very idea of the Christian concept of Incarnation of Christ and Salvation of all Creation, since it is completely incomprehensible, in whom did God actually incarnate himself – in the race of lords or in the race of slaves?

    • jdhines October 31, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

      RE: a basket of deplorables.

      Like my dad used to say “if the shoe fits, wear it.”

      JDH

  33. FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    Russia has successfully tested a key element of a space nuclear engine

    MOSCOW, October 29 – RIA News. Russia successfully tested the megawatt-class space nuclear rocket engine.

    It is noted that the cooling system is one of the most important elements.

    Nuclear power plants, capable of providing flights in space over long distances, become very hot, so they need an efficient cooling system. In this case, the heat from them must be removed to outer space.

    The project of creating a transport and energy module based on a megawatt-class nuclear power plant that has no analogues in the world has been in development since 2010.

    The first flight tests of a nuclear space power plant are scheduled for the 2020s, said Dmitry Markov, director of the Institute of Reactor Materials (IRM, Sverdlovsk Region).

    ria.ru/science/20181029/1531649544.html

  34. SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 3:21 pm #

    So yeah there are a lot of bad things going on – ok. But! Jair Bolsonaro, the “Trump of the Tropics”, won his election by a pretty good margin yesterday in Brazil – YAY! Angela Merkel is supposedly stepping down at the end of the year because her party continues to get humiliated in regional elections – LOL Buh Bye. And Hillary is saying that she still wants to be President which means she will soon be put in a straight jacket :-). So, even though some things suck – some things are really good. Just a little reminder to remember the glass is half full ;-). Now I will go faint over how awesome Mr. Bolsonaro is lol.

    • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

      German politics are baffling. For example, why would Angela Merkel, from the “centre-right” Christian Democratic Union, import millions of stone-aged Muslims? I guess we have our RINOs and they have their CINOs.

      • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 4:05 pm #

        LOL yeah that is a good one! They want to replace us with people who always say yes to their demented plans and policies IMO.

  35. BornToKillPeace October 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    “It was a graveyard smash…”

    It sure as hell seems that it will be….

    • tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      Yes, the coffin bangers will arrive, playing the music of death while the lids are nailed shut. The hounds will be baying, the still living just praying.

      A long darkness is to come.

  36. PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 4:36 pm #

    When will hate-think become criminalized?

    Is it just another possibility dreamt up by the techno-narcissists, or will laws actually get passed making thinking hateful thoughts, illegal?

    thoughts, fellow CFNers?

    • FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 5:12 pm #

      I hate the term “techno-narcissist”, since I have a sneaky suspicion I am one.

    • Walter B October 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm #

      It certainly is a possibility. I have seen Internet articles about mind reading technologies, ( livescience.com/53535-computer-reads-thoughts-instantaneously.html) which would certainly be adapted for “crime prevention” don’t you think? And what about facial recognition, a technology that is already spreading widely throughout our society that has huge implications for error if you believe in the possibilities of each of us having a few or many doppelgangers? One thing for sure is that if hate-thinking and some form of Thought Police ever materializes, the abilities to be profitable for whomever is selling or utilizing this shit, then it will certainly be implemented at the earliest convenience.

  37. FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

    Could that be that Hillary Clinton is the “second man” from the Saint Marinus prophecy “Relinquo vos liberos ab utroque homine” (“I leave you free from both men”).

    The cook in a small restaurant in San Marino told me in a whisper that Saint Marinus, speaking of “that man” from whom the citizens of San Marino would remain free, spoke of the Antichrist, but “the other man” in his will “Relinquo vos liberos ab utroque homine” is a high-ranking Roman officer who organized the Great Conspiracy of the Satanists of Europe, uniting the Celtic pagans, German barbarians, followers of the civil Roman religions, including Mithrianism, Arian-Visigoth intellectuals of the Plato Academy in their desire to prevent the formation of the Christian Roman Empire.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Conspiracy

    He also said that the Great Conspiracy of Satanists has not gone away, and that this particular conspiracy is the two-horned dragon of the Apocalypse, and that this officer still has three specially selected and trained successors who live like ordinary people among ordinary people, never meeting each other and other members of the conspiracy, but ready in one day to take over the name of this officer and the leadership of his order.

  38. pequiste October 29, 2018 at 5:17 pm #

    That the monster, the perpetrator, of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, like too many other mass murderers, is still alive, is the hideous reality of a system that is truly its own enemy and probably ready for collapse.

    No mass murderer should ever be allowed to breathe air once engaged in a firefight with law enforcement; especially in light of several officers being wounded. How could this be happening?

    The sick fuck, and all others like him, needed to be put down; terminated, liquidated and made dead on the spot. NO surrender for the worm. No medical treatment. No arraignment in court, No charges to answer for. The dead already provide the due process – they didn’t get any.

    When the subhuman started killing is when all pretense to rules-of-engagement end. No rules except the Law Of The Jungle.

    Same should apply to terrorists placing bombs in the mail. All terrorists, foreign and domestic alike. Brought before a proper military tribunal ( we are engaged in a “War on Terror” after all; aren’t we?) For a summary hearing, trial, appeal, and sentencing. Only the death penalty is strong enough for mass murderers, terrorists, and wannabe terrorists.

    Perhaps it is past time to renegotiate the Social Contract. I can see an urgent need to visit the debate on capital punishment. The horrible parade of victims from schools in Columbine to Parkland; malls and restaurants across the nation; and houses of worship from Texas to South Carolina, and now Pittsburgh Pa. demand it.

    • FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

      Did it ever occur to you that perhaps there is a rogue intelligence faction that mastered a brain-washing technologies for selecting and preparing the maniacs for such fits?

      I would rather target that group, not the patsies. I think that’s what the president is trying to do.

      • pequiste October 29, 2018 at 6:24 pm #

        Yes Finca, I absolutely am in agreement that there is a “faction” or clique, of very powerful persons and forces working to make “Ordo Ab Chao”, and using pawns and patsies as needed to get whatever job done. However, I like to delineate them as “The Evil Fuckers”. They know who they are. You do too although I am not sure, sorting through your Colored Projects dissertations, which team is worse.

        They are bloodthirsty powermongers, without scruple: purely Satanic; no matter how fine, fancy and secure their castles, financial institutions, major land holdings, and art collections are.

        And they also require to be addressed with all of the pent-up righteous anger of decades, centuries, millennia.

        Like the French, Russian, Revolutions, and unfortunately, due to the power of Cybernetics and related technologies, Rome’s Third Servile War.

        • FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 6:36 pm #

          Globalizma has inserted itself everywhere and is difficult to pry out. Today they were expelled from Brazil by electing, as they call it, Tropical Trump, whom they tried to slaughter recently.

          Remember that now the allies have become enemies, enemies became allies. The show is simply staged in order to confuse Globalizma and avoid more casualties.

          You noticed that as soon as something against Trump is done, Russia accidentally shows a new weapon, then a submarine, then an airplane with a laser. Or says directly: if something, we will shoot, stay cool.

        • tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 6:49 pm #

          “that perhaps there is a rogue intelligence faction that mastered a brain-washing technologies for selecting and preparing the maniacs for such fits?”

          We’ve become soft and vulnerable. Harsh discipline is needed. A sick culture permeates the Zeitgeist. Evil fuckers exist.

          What brain washing technologies? The media? Video games? TV? Movies? I think that it’s done through the cell towers and cell phones, identifying the deranged and pushing them over the edge with malevolent microwaves.

        • FincaInTheMountains October 29, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

          What brain washing technologies? The media? Video games? TV? Movies?

          I don’t know, thanks God, but judging by the history, specifically the history of the First Crusade and interaction of Knights Templar with Hassan-i Sabbah – The Old Man of the Mountain, the Templars lifted from him the technology of preparing the Hashshashins:


          Hassan-i Sabbah came up with a rather simple, but extremely effective technique for recruiting preparing the so-called Fedayeens (suicide bombers, assasins).

          The Old Man of the Mountain declared his house “the temple of the first step on the way to Paradise.” There is an erroneous opinion that the candidate was invited to the house of Ibn Sabbah and befuddled with hashish, which where the name Hassasin (Assassin) came from.

          In fact, in the preparations of Hassasins opium poppy was practiced.

          So, immersed in a deep narcotic sleep caused by opiates, the future fedayeen was transferred to an artificially created “paradise garden” where cute maidens, rivers of wine and plentiful food were already waiting for him.

          Surrounding the perplexed youth with lustful caresses, the girls pretended to be a paradise virgin houris, whispering to the future suicide bomber that he could return here as soon as he died in battle with the infidels. After several hours he was again given a drug and, after he again fell asleep, was transferred back.

          Waking up, the adept sincerely believed that he had been in this paradise. From the first moment of awakening, the real world was losing any value to him. All his dreams, hopes, thoughts were subordinated to the only desire to once again be in the “Garden of Eden”, among such far-away and inaccessible now beautiful virgins and treats.

          kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/you-think-its-all-about-guns/#comment-353838

          In the last one thousand years or so that particular know-how was customised and developed to perfection.

          • tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 7:16 pm #

            Yes, I absent mindedly left out the seductive powers of hypnotic drugs, through which many a warrior gained the strength of ten bulls and remained oblivious to his mortality.

          • Tate October 29, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

            Makes sense. Opiods diminish the sex drive but cannabis enhances it. Show them the vision but deny the opportunity then promise the opportunity in a frustrated state of readiness.

    • EvelynV October 29, 2018 at 10:23 pm #

      I had to read into the 2nd paragraph to be sure you went talking about Trump in a way to keep the secret service off your neck.

      Then the start of the 3rd made me think maybe I’d jumped to the wrong conclusion after all.

    • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 10:28 am #

      Pequiste, I understand and agree with your feelings. It may be satisfying to shoot these perpetrators dead on the spot – But I’m sure that’s what their handlers are hoping for. It’s more useful to get all possible info and find the higher ups who control them. When we have all that, then execute them.

  39. Pucker October 29, 2018 at 7:01 pm #

    Speaking of Monster Mash….

    Even the Christian pastor and Harvard Divinity School graduate, Chris Hedges, in researching the pathology of the San Francisco, Silicon Valley, BSD Movement for his new book “America: The Farewell Tour” seems to have exhausted his seemingly bottomless well of empathy in his disgust with the male “Gimps” that he witnessed in San Francisco.

    How do you strike a balance between Empathy and Contempt?

    Isn’t violence the result when the Well of Empathy runs dry?

    They say that violent psychopaths lack empathy. What is the opposite of a psychopath? When the societal Well of Empathy runs dry, do we all become psychopathic zombies?

    • Pucker October 29, 2018 at 7:10 pm #

      “Private Joker, Why did you join my beloved Corps?”

      “To Kill, Sir!”

      “So you’re a Killer?! Let me hear your War Cry.”

      “Aaaaaaahhhhh!!!!!”

    • tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 7:27 pm #

      How do you strike a balance between Empathy and Contempt?”

      Know thyself. As the Zen master said to the hot dog vendor, “One, With Everything.”

      In other words, it will find itself when you do.

      • Pucker October 29, 2018 at 7:37 pm #

        What-the-Fuck are you talking about?

        • Pucker October 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm #

          “If you Ladies leave My Island, If you survive recruit training, you will be a Minister of Death praying for War.”

      • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 8:06 pm #

        “How do you strike a balance between Empathy and Contempt?””

        Tucson,

        No need to strike a balance, they are not incompatible…you can feel empathy for the a druggie lying in his own hot, steaming piss* trying to shoot what remains of his cotton dregs into collapsed veins but at the same time have contempt for his weakness…..

        *A tip of the old ushanka to Finc

        • tucsonspur October 30, 2018 at 12:50 am #

          But what if your contempt is 90% and your empathy is 10% and you wind up croaking the guy?

          • elysianfield October 30, 2018 at 11:36 am #

            Tucson,
            Empathy, perhaps, could result in a mercy killing? Consider the German Nurse just found to have dispatched over 100 critically ill patients in several hospitals….

          • elysianfield October 30, 2018 at 11:39 am #

            Or were his motives more base?

            bbc.com/news/world-europe-46027355

      • capt spaulding October 31, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

        Then the Zen master said to the hot dog vendor, “Where’s my change?” The hot dog vendor said, “Change comes from within.”

  40. Tate October 29, 2018 at 7:24 pm #

    STRASBOURG: The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled against defamation of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and said such activities exceed the permissible limits of freedom of expression, Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday.

    Upholding a lower court’s decision, the ECHR said that defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace”.

    The court’s decision comes after an Austrian national named Mrs S. held two seminars in 2009, in which she defamed the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

    According to the ECHR, the Vienna Regional Criminal Court (VRCC) found that the statements made in the seminar titled “Basic Information on Islam” were defamatory and in February 2011 convicted Mrs S. for disparaging religious doctrines.

    She was also fined €480 (approximately $547) and the costs of the proceedings.

    “Mrs S appealed but the Vienna Court of Appeal upheld the decision in December 2011, confirming, in essence, the lower court’s findings. A request for the renewal of the proceedings was dismissed by the Supreme Court on 11 December 2013,” the ECHR said in a statement released on Thursday.

    “Relying on Article 10 (freedom of expression), Mrs S complained that the domestic courts failed to address the substance of the impugned statements in the light of her right to freedom of expression.”

    During the ruling, the ECHR said it “found in particular that the domestic courts comprehensively assessed the wider context of the applicant’s statements and carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria.”

    The court held “that by considering the impugned statements as going beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate and classifying them as an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam [PBUH], which could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace, the domestic courts put forward relevant and sufficient reasons.”

    The ECHR statement also affirmed that the decision taken by the domestic court did not violate Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, covering freedom of expression.

    • tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

      I really don’t mean to be glib, but I never heard anyone here say anything like “Mohammed takes it up the ass!”

      • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 8:08 pm #

        Tucson,
        …Mohammed be on the DL….

    • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      No wonder the EU is so despised! Yet, I am sure something like piss christ would not be considered defamation……

      • capt spaulding October 29, 2018 at 9:21 pm #

        Piss Christ was created by Andres Serrano, a practicing Catholic, as a protest against the commercializing or cheapening of Christian icons in contemporary culture by the likes of Pat Robertson, or Jimmy Swaggart and others. He has said that it was never meant to denounce religion, only the uses that some people made of it for their own profit, or to fit their agendas. It was meant to be a statement saying: “This is what we are doing to Christ.”, which was misunderstood by most people A lot of uproar could have been avoided if people had just read the plaque which explained the meaning of the photo. Ah well, so it goes.

        • SoftStarLight October 29, 2018 at 9:30 pm #

          Ok my bad….but something like…

        • BornToKillPeace October 30, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

          National Endowment for the Arts i.e. tax dollars to

          Bill to:
          Andres Serrano
          practicing Catholic
          camera fees + plastic crucifix + his own urine.

          A transgression Catholic ow wow.

          That organization bums me out in it’s pandering; ten years ago I might of tried to turn their teat to my tune, tsi tsi, p.c.

  41. 100th Avatar October 29, 2018 at 7:32 pm #

    The Democratic Party war on white people and their dastardly privilege has been the theme all year long, with its flanking movement against white men especially and super-especially the hetero-normative white male villains who rape and oppress everybody else. Anyway, that’s the strategy du jour.”

    It is the strategy. The programming of the vacuous NPCs, the party faithful, comes from the DNC’s greatest weapon: the media.

    The themes are repeated. Supported and redoubled. Over and over.

    Just the other day, I was somewhere where a young person was watching Netflix’s rendition of Archie Comics’ “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”. Within the first 15 minutes of the first episode we learn that this Witch is helping to create a school club to empower women against toxic white male masculinity after a trans student is bullied by the football team (you know, the red-blooded American archetype).

    White male privilege. Toxic.

    Repeated again and again.

    A kids show.

    Programmed.

    Yet lazy parents surrender their children minds to the boob-tube and social media from a very young age.

    Then wonder… where did it all go wrong.

    Fools

    • Tate October 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

      I knew Sally would go bad.

    • tucsonspur October 29, 2018 at 8:02 pm #

      The battle is on. Unfortunately, even Trump could not say ‘white’ Nationalist. But we and he must get there. White pride-Worldwide.

      White male privilege. A little bit exotic, a little bit quixotic. Not toxic.

      White male Earned privilege. Let others wear their jealous garments while being nakedly resentful underneath.

      Dangerous fools.

  42. Pucker October 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

    “If only It were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

    “During the life of any heart this line keeps changing place; sometimes it is squeezed one way by exuberant evil and sometimes it shifts to allow enough space for good to flourish. One and the same human being is, at various stages, under various circumstances, a totally different human being. At times he is close to being a devil, at times to sainthood. But his name doesn’t change, and to that name we ascribe the whole lot, good and evil. Socrates taught us: Know thyself!”

    “The Gulag Archipelago”, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

  43. RB October 29, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

    Dear White Young Males,

    Here are some things I think you ought to ponder.

    1. Do not ever marry. Period.

    2. Do not ever join the military. You are the enemy there too. The military cannot function without you. So what?

    3. Avoid liberal universities. Better yet, learn a trade. You will never see a minority or a female show up when the toilet is stopped up or the heat/ac is busted. Start your own business.

    4. Do not have sex with a man or a woman. Relieve the pressure the old fashioned way. It is just as good. No disease. No accusations 30 years down the line.

    5. Do not be alone with a female of any type. They are dangerous. They are unstable and easily influenced by other women.

    6. Do not enroll in Facebook.

    7. Do not send emails other than strictly business or a note to your mom or dad.

    8. Do not sign up and use Twitter.

    9. Do not engage in political discussions.

    10. Do not drink, use drugs.

    11. Do have a dog and a small pickup truck so you can move yourself.

    12. Do not ever tell anyone how much money you have.

    13. Avoid debt always. Rent. Maintain flexibility.

    These are a start. There is much more. Enough for now.

    • elysianfield October 29, 2018 at 8:09 pm #

      …Wisdom….

    • PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 8:10 pm #

      Sorry brother, drinking beer off a hot woman’s body is too enjoyable. Although having a four legged friend is a good idea, I can agree there 🙂

    • SomeoneInAsia October 29, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

      I’m not white and I’m no longer that young, but given where we’re all headed I think several of these can still apply to me, in particular number 4. I already get ample satisfaction from my pillows.

      Not sure about number 5, though. Surely it’s okay to be with my mother? I doubt I have any Oedipal inclinations, and I likewise doubt anyone will think I have any.

      I am thinking of taking up wrestling lessons, by the way. Does that count as having sex with a guy? (This is not intended as a Halloween scare piece. :P)

    • But, which VAN am I supposed to buy? I can’t decide.

      • pedal pusher October 31, 2018 at 6:44 pm #

        I had great luck with a 1992 Toyota Previa mini van. Purchased 2009 with 212K miles for $1100, sold 2017 with 283K miles for $900. Eight years and 71K miles of trouble free, go anywhere security and independence for a $300 capital investment. All I ever had to do was put fuel in the tank and change the oil. Those vans are incredible machines and average 24 mpg at 65 mph. Unfortunately the ill conceived “cash for clunkers” welfare program for Detroit caused most of the remaining Previas to be scrapped so they’re hard to find nowadays. My Previa enabled me to travel to areas where my skills could command the highest wage and live undercover as if a soccer mom was visiting the neighborhood. Since the function of markets is price discovery, if and when my desired wage was not attainable I would decline my services and take time off to enjoy our national parks and public lands. Its a rewarding lifestyle and there are lots of successful, independent 20 and 30 year old’s, both male and female, who are living this way today. Suckers pay rent and fools buy houses. Vans are the future!

        • Tate November 1, 2018 at 7:40 pm #

          71K miles over eight years? You must do a lot of walking. What are your services, btw? Just curious.

    • Luhrenloup October 29, 2018 at 11:28 pm #

      The pick-up truck and a steel hand truck. The dog’s a good idea, but you’ve got to walk twice a day. Better a cat and a litter box.

    • pedal pusher October 31, 2018 at 5:18 pm #

      Excellent advice RB! Please continue to add to your list and publish it far and wide. Unfortunately for many young males the situation today is basically hopeless. They’re emotionally isolated having grown up in a synthetic environment with few opportunities to use their practical intuition and are fodder for an economy which no longer values their potential. I would add the following to your list:

      14. Never submit to the ‘gaming’/video console syndicate. The dopamine-reward mechanism of this commercial enterprise has incredible leverage over your psyche and physiology. Just say no.

      15. Be suspect of your “friends”. Many young males are secretly insecure regarding their abilities and potential. As social creatures we seek out friendships but very often friends are merely using others to advantage themselves and jockey for status among the wolves, so to speak. An insecure young male is the equivalent of a wounded animal; If trusted, often times he will hurt you in subtle and confusing ways.

      16. Seek meaningful life experiences that enable you to develop character and build a physique that you are proud of.

      17. Seek meaningful work experiences that enable you to learn how businesses operate, interest compounds and what cash flow means.

      18. Learn what groceries to have in your food bin. Understand the connection between nutrition, mood, and overall well being.

      18. Wind your day down an hour or two after sunset. Read for an hour and get restful sleep.

      Regarding item 4 on your list above:
      “Do not have sex with a man or a woman. Relieve the pressure the old fashioned way. It is just as good. No disease. No accusations 30 years down the line.”

      In theory that is good advice but probably impractical for most young males. I would alter it as follows:

      Do not engage in sex without first ‘inspecting the goods’, having a conversation regarding your partner’s STD history and health status, and use adequate protection including condoms and a consent form signed by all parties. Since condoms are not 100% effective remember its always better to pull out quick than pay child support for 18 years.

  44. capt spaulding October 29, 2018 at 8:18 pm #

    Well JDH, I posted here a little while ago, and I was trying to satirize some of the postings I see here, but apparently there’s no way to be satirical, because you can’t get any more ridiculous than a lot of the statements that already appear here. So I maybe went a little overboard in an attempt to be completely ridiculous, because I figured that nobody could take it seriously. However the shit on here is so bizarre, that it’s just taken seriously, and my post was deleted. I guess you can only say to yourself as you read along, “You can’t make this shit up”. Some of the stuff I see on here reads like it was written on butcher paper with a crayon. I expect to get a reaction to this post, although it isn’t meant to, but sometimes you just have to tell the truth, even though I’m sure the responses will be Wagnerian in their magnificent wrath. Most of the time I just hold my tongue simply because of the fits people throw on here, and I really have no interest in arguing. It’s pointless, and nobody ever changed their mind in the middle of an argument. This place is teaching me a lot about the effects of cognitive dissonance, and it’s not very good. Well, I guess I’ll go back to reading the “Thoughts of Mao”<(Sarcasm) now.

    • ozone October 30, 2018 at 9:28 am #

      ” Most of the time I just hold my tongue simply because of the fits people throw on here, and I really have no interest in arguing. It’s pointless, and nobody ever changed their mind in the middle of an argument. This place is teaching me a lot about the effects of cognitive dissonance, and it’s not very good.”

      Capt.,
      I’m of the same mind and self-censorship has become a pragmatic habit. You’ll know that things have gone farther down the septic pipe when the theocracy and the cult of personality come blaring into town in a big parade…….. oh… sorry, too late. (Look to Brazil; we’re almost there. *Especially* with the level of “thought” that’s passing for reason in the Benighted State of America.)

      I’m also not too sure that there’s a thought for the common weal anymore. Even Kunstler seems to be writing out of mental self-protection by purging some demons that have been needling him. There’s no accord on what “we” stand for (or lie down for), just a bunch of shit we are cranked about. This is how the overlords like it. Watch what you say and where you go; as things get squeakier, delusions harden into “facts” and truth becomes a rare and dangerous commodity.

      Who should be killed next?

    • ozone October 30, 2018 at 9:44 am #

      Capt.,
      So now we mull over causes and effects. Here’s one that I consider an insidious and very under-the-radar, parasitic money-maker.

      pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/cool/view/

      Commodification of any cultural phenomena has its own unintended consequences (aside from the intended one of raking in piles of loot).

      • capt spaulding October 30, 2018 at 12:31 pm #

        Well ozone, we both know that there are people who lurk everywhere trying to make a buck however they can, much like people who have a political agenda to pursue. If you can stand back from the bullshit and be objective in your observations, you can usually figure things out. It’s not that dissimilar from being able to observe a cult such as the Hare Krishnas, or the Jim Jones koolaid drinkers. You can’t argue with true believers, even to the point of death, in some cases. I notice a lot of similarities with right wing adherents. Anything they disagree with is automatically “fake news” which of course if it’s fake, it makes whatever you’re saying invalid. It’s an easy cop out, and it makes pushing their agenda that much easier. According to these people, the only trustworthy source of news is Fox, and a few other conservative newspapers, thus you can cherry pick what you choose to believe, and everybody else is either a liar, or a gullible fool. The similarities between these groups is uncanny, using the same rejection techniques in both cases. No proof of anything is needed, it’s all based on belief, which is created from your preferences. As far as parasitic money makers, they have always been with us, but their numbers appear to be increasing along with the rightward swing in politics. Just to be on the safe side, however, I’m gonna hide my Che Guevara T-shirt.

        • BornToKillPeace October 30, 2018 at 6:51 pm #

          capt spaulding,

          Fake News has 100’s of interpretations
          as does
          Right Wing adherents.

          Hence lies the elephant’s hall of mirrors (EHOM)

          • capt spaulding October 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

            You are right about that, but with so many making the same claim, it does no one any favors. I have people who I read, that I feel pretty confident about, but it takes me a while before I consider them to be a reliable source. They have to prove it to me first, by showing me they have no axe to grind, and are just providing information.

  45. PeteAtomic October 29, 2018 at 8:34 pm #

    Chris Hedges & Ralph Nader

    youtube.com/watch?v=-1yzu1Y0X0Y

    Fuck this whole thing is corrupt… Nader talks, in part, about how anti-democratic our system really is, and also how the law and law students/law depts of universities are all clueless…

    good interview

  46. Pucker October 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm #

    There’s no place in the new society for Bill Cosby? There’s no place for jokes, good humor, and joviality?

    “In December 1917, it had already become clear that it was altogether impossible to do without prisons, that some people simply couldn’t be left anywhere except behind bars- well, simply because there was no place for them in the new society.”

    “The Gulag Archipelago”, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    • pequiste October 29, 2018 at 11:46 pm #

      As comedian Myron Cohen used to say “Everybody gotta be someplace.”

      A splendid place for Bill Cosby would be out on a prison farm somewhere in the western Aleutian Islands.

      • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 9:41 am #

        Next thing you know there will be an unexplained rash of passed out, violated Eskimo women.

        • elysianfield October 30, 2018 at 11:46 am #

          hmuller,
          A question. A friend of mine was retired Army Intelligence…Captain David Kohout…spent time in Panama, Germany (probably Ireland) and was at one time at Fort Huachuca…did you ever cross paths?

          • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

            No, the name is not familiar. Although I did spend 15 years of my life (mostly after retirement) around Ft Huachuca, AZ. Beautiful area, great climate, not too hot at 5000 ft elevation. But if you live in a rural area outside of Sierra Vista, count on illegals camping on your property overnight and leaving their trash. And no, the DNC won’t send anyone to clean it up.

  47. Walter B October 29, 2018 at 9:58 pm #

    Perhaps he is confusing the hatefulness spewing out of the White House with the Obama days and the Trevon Martin and the St. Louis incidents. Perhaps we need to remind him that Barry is gone though not finished destroying the nation yet.

    • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 10:14 pm #

      Having a conversation with a Die Hard Democrat is like having a conversation with Joseph Goebbels. There may be nouns and verbs and subjects flying thru the air, and complete sentences. But neither of them is going to do anything but spin, spin, spin, lie, lie, lie. All you really have is the appearance of a conversation. But not conversation.

      BTW, was it you who told me about Ozark Folklore? If so, my copy came in a few days ago, and I have been skimming thru it. Really interesting. I keep an axe under my bed, but it is not to help with childbirth.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • BornToKillPeace October 29, 2018 at 10:44 pm #

        Chills-an’-fever instead?

        “What’s that axe doing there? You expecting burglars? He laughed and clasped both hands over his great paunch, twisting his face in a ghastly imitation of a woman in labor. “Naw,” he answered, “just expectin’!” – 2nd paragraph, pg. 146.

        It’s interesting that from that collection you referenced the folk belief of leaving iron underneath the bed; not two weeks ago I was musing on that same practice in a different context.

        Glad to hear you’re taking to the book.

        • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 30, 2018 at 11:36 am #

          Sorry about confusing you with Walter B. Yes, I ordered that book, and a Joseph Campbell Companion. Plus, I found the kewlest website with all kinds of free books. I stumbled across it on account of something somebody posted here about some Bruno Whats-His-Name, and an old Italian book. Which, a free pdf is at this site, and others. You might like this. Pretty eclectic.

          pauladaunt.com/books/

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

          • capt spaulding October 30, 2018 at 12:01 pm #

            Thanks for the reference, Squeeky, it looks pretty interesting.

      • Walter B October 29, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

        As you have already gathered, no it was not me, but I do agree about keeping interesting items of self defense nearby when you sleep. My favorite is my Viking spear which literally puts the point of attack at far more than arms length. I think I would rather be shot then run through the eye socket with that bad boy. When they disarm us they will certainly not stop at firearms.

        • capt spaulding October 30, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

          Where did you get your Viking spear Walter? I have one of those, and a French war hammer on a four foot haft. I got them from Arms & Armor in Minneapolis, Mn. It’s an amazing place, it’s like stepping into a 14th century armory. The door was wedged open with the head from a winged spear. The items are battle ready however, and copied from the originals in various museums in Europe. If you never heard of them, give ’em a google, you’ll enjoy it.

          • Walter B October 30, 2018 at 9:33 pm #

            I replied to your question, but it did not get past the moderation. If you are really interested, click on Walter G and send me a request through my Township email. I am not sure what the new rules are and what will be edited out of our posts but I shall await a posting of rules and do my best to comply with what is being set out. I am not a true rule follower but I do respect the right of a blog to limit what is posted.

  48. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

    True dat. My BFF, Penelope Dreadful, Esq., says the hardest part of the Bar Exam was chasing the ambulance around the Wal Mart parking lot.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  49. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter October 29, 2018 at 10:22 pm #

    Hmmm. Is that what that little gag sign means, you know the ones you find at Cracker Barrel? The one that says, “Masturbation! You Can’t Beat it!”

    🙂

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • BornToKillPeace October 29, 2018 at 11:27 pm #

      Give it 15 years and you won’t be far off the mark on that merchandise. Cracker Barrel can re-brand as something then quaint, after the country becomes primarily a no-go-zone laced with superhighway corridors; something along the lines of “Hwy-ville”.

      The gift shop can carry books on tape of Henry Rollins valorizing the punk ethos of human resource departments, beside 10G activated, interactive posters of an embedded A.I. Obama who slams continual monster energy drinks while “he” does his M.L.King minstrel thing for the purchaser.

      forbes.com/sites/sap/2018/10/10/how-punk-rock-can-revitalize-human-resources/

    • BornToKillPeace October 29, 2018 at 11:34 pm #

      Your gag sign idea puts a new (old?) meaning to, “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush”.

  50. Pucker October 29, 2018 at 10:56 pm #

    Chris Hedges in his new book, “America: The Farewell Tour” talks about Durkheim’s “Anomie”. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomie

  51. janet October 29, 2018 at 11:22 pm #

    Trump promised to defeat ISIS. He said he had a “secret plan.” That was a lie. Trump had no plan and ISIS has not been defeated.

    On Oct. 29, 2018 the White House Press Secretary repeated the lie: “He said he would defeat ISIS and he has.”

    Sarah Huckabee Sanders said this just one day after ISIS defeated USA forces in Syria.

    Oct. 28, 2018: “ISIS Defeats American-Supported Troops in Attempt to Oust Terrorists from Hajin

    themedialine.org/mideast-daily-news/isis-defeats-american-supported-troops-in-attempt-to-oust-terror…

    Oct. 28, 2018: ISIS RETURNS as militants MURDER four at Libya police station in savage attack

    express.co.uk/news/world/1037614/isis-news-Libya-police-station-kidnap-execution-latest-attack

    After being “defeated by Trump” ISIS seems unusually active.

    • BornToKillPeace October 29, 2018 at 11:30 pm #

      Please?, can I have another Ja-NPC ?

      • janet October 29, 2018 at 11:47 pm #

        After being “defeated by Trump” ISIS seems unusually active.

        ISIS Is Alive in Africa. Its Specialty: Murdering Women Who Are Trying to Save Lives (Oct. 2018)

        In northern Iraq, ISIS has begun waging insurgency (Oct. 2018)

        • BornToKillPeace October 30, 2018 at 12:09 am #

          Should we thank Hillary for the Libyan slave trade, too?
          This is a cnn video; ‘figure you’d like your binky.
          youtube.com/watch?v=2S2qtGisT34

        • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 9:38 am #

          Janet, if you don’t know ISIS was created with American aid under Obama, you don’t know shit!

          • BornToKillPeace October 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm #

            A point that sounds up crinkets for years now Hmuller.

    • Exscotticus October 29, 2018 at 11:33 pm #

      LOL. janet—who wants open borders—is complaining about ISIS and security! That’s rich, ain’t it?

    • DrGonzo October 29, 2018 at 11:40 pm #

      I’m always flabbergasted that Trump can just make up whatever shit he wants and never be held accountable for it. If you or I tried that, we’d be fired from our jobs tomorrow.

      • janet October 29, 2018 at 11:53 pm #

        “Every single Democrat in the U.S. Senate has signed up for the open borders, and it’s a bill, it’s called the ‘open borders bill.’ What’s going on? And it’s written by, guess who? Dianne Feinstein,” Trump said.

        Overall, Trump portrayed Democrats as too extreme and radical for public office and cast fear that if the alleged Democratic bill ever became law, “a tidal wave of drugs and crime would pour into our nation like never, ever before.”

        There are layers of falsehoods to what Trump said. A main one? There’s no “open borders bill.”

        Trump is misrepresenting a bill introduced in June by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., called the Keep Families Together Act. The intention of that bill isn’t to create open borders, but to prevent the separation of immigrant families arriving at U.S. borders.

  52. janet October 30, 2018 at 12:15 am #

    The Dow finished with a more than 245-point loss today and is now more than 9% below its all time highs. Wobble, wobble, just before midterm elections. The volatility is due to Trump’s tariffs. Trump is crashing the American economy.

  53. janet October 30, 2018 at 12:33 am #

    Diversity is strength. A Muslim American group has raised more than $125,000 through an online crowdfunding campaign to help Jewish families affected by Saturday’s mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, which killed at least 11. Diversity is strength.

    • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 10:20 am #

      How is this an example of diversity? What aspect of raising money for victims is intrinsic to Muslims or any other religious group?

      Different people doing the same thing is not diversity. Different people doing different things is diversity.

  54. janet October 30, 2018 at 12:43 am #

    FiveThirtyEight gives the Democrats a 17.8 percent of winning the Senate. Those odds should increase the more Trump speaks, and he is on his way to Pittsburgh.

    As Pittsburgh prepares to bury the victims of the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in US history, the city’s mayor said Monday he thinks President Donald Trump should wait to make a visit.

    It was not confirmed whether during his visit President Trump will be throwing rolls of paper towels.

    • hmuller October 30, 2018 at 9:36 am #

      What’s this, Janet, not blaming Trump directly for the shooting? You’re not claiming Trump is the inspiration for lunatic Nazi’s everywhere?! I’m surprised you’re holding back so much.

  55. tucsonspur October 30, 2018 at 1:36 am #

    FOUR SHOTS FIRED INTO GOP OFFICE IN FLORIDA

  56. Pucker October 30, 2018 at 4:17 am #

    A Slave in the antebellum South was much better off that a prisoner (a “Zek”) in Stalin’s Gulag. At least under the Slave system a master will not kill his own property. Of course, Sadism inheres in both slavery and in prisons. I hope that they’re not giving Bill Cosby one cup of water a day and making him share a small cell with 20 cell mates with no piss bucket so that he has to urinate in his own boot?

    • janet October 30, 2018 at 7:15 am #

      Pucker, Bill Cosby is in “good spirits” and feels safe with prison trustees to guide him around. He has not been attacked or in a fight; he talks daily by phone to his wife Camille; and he’s pleased the prison staff has treated him “respectfully.”

      • Pucker October 30, 2018 at 7:22 am #

        Are you Shit’n me?!

        • Pucker October 30, 2018 at 7:32 am #

          “If the first thing you see each and every morning is the eyes of your cellmate who has gone insane, how then shall you save yourself during the coming day?””

          “The Gulag Archipelago”, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    • Tate October 30, 2018 at 11:59 am #

      Why are you so obsessed with Bill Cosby & his problems in prison? Guess your handle says it all.

  57. Pucker October 30, 2018 at 7:23 am #

    Anomie: Eat turkey TV dinners and watch Dallas reruns over Hanukkah.

  58. SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    Meanwhile…..

    Christine Blasey Ford has been able to siphon off a million bucks and book deals for her heinous lies to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Several commenters here predicted this exact outcome weeks ago. What predictable and perverse incentives our society offers to the mentally ill! No wonder we seem to be collectively paralyzed on the truly important issues of the day.

    breitbart.com/politics/2018/10/29/kavanaugh-accuser-christine-blasey-ford-rakes-in-1-million-several…

    • FincaInTheMountains October 30, 2018 at 9:07 am #

      enjoys her 30 pieces of silver…, all the way to the aspen tree

      • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 9:11 am #

        Wow if only it were true! Her behavior, which we have seen so many times in other examples, is one of the reasons why I think there are so many misogynistic reactions – including some comments here ;-). But truly she is disgusting and should pay the price of her lies, however, justice always seems to be elusive for some people.

    • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 10:36 am #

      To date, Ford has refused to release her therapist’s notes or polygraph data to the Senate Judiciary Committee. These were claimed as her bona fides—proof of her alleged credibility. Given that she’s already referenced the documents repeatedly before the Senate, not sure why they don’t just subpoena them.

      My guess is that no one wants to rock the boat before the midterms.

      • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 1:48 pm #

        Hmmm – maybe they should subpoena those documents after Republicans are comfortably situated in the House and Senate. I wish they would!

  59. janet October 30, 2018 at 9:36 am #

    “In these times we have to unify. We have to come together and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America.” —President Donald J. Trump, our kumbaya president

    • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 9:49 am #

      I thought you were supposed to be taking a big break from CFN? You love to play on both sides though so I bet you couldn’t resist coming back to stir the cauldron right before Halloween lol :-).

      • Walter B October 30, 2018 at 10:59 am #

        Stop feeding it, ignore it and maybe, just maybe, it WILL go away.

        • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 1:44 pm #

          LOL – I should have known better!

    • ozone October 30, 2018 at 9:50 am #

      I’m wondering who wrote that for him. That, “clear, strong, unmistakable” part doesn’t sound too Trumpian to me. He’s not that articulate. The writer tried for Trump-speak, but missed by oooooo, just that little bit!

      • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 10:14 am #

        Fixed: “Violence. OK? Violence is a message, and we have to be strong. OK? Everybody knows this. And I have tremendous respect for those people.”

        • janet October 30, 2018 at 10:44 am #

          Fixed: “I am a white nationalist. I have tremendous respect for white supremacists and neo-Nazis, who are fine people.”

          Like the “fine people” Trump recognized, those carrying torches while chanting: “Jews will not replace us.” (code for Soros is funding the poor brown people caravan)

          • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 11:02 am #

            Good to see you back Lil’ J-Bot. How’ve you been? Seem a little reticent lately.

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 11:07 am #

            Sorry, janet, calling someone the worst things you can think of doesn’t make it so. Repeating the same fake news over and over doesn’t make it so. Post links proving Trump said neo-Nazis are “fine people” or it didn’t happen.

            Liberals and the MSM have tried in vain to portray Trump as an anti-Semite. Meanwhile, in Israel, Trump is one of the most popular US Presidents EVER. Trump defied liberals and the MSM by moving our embassy to Jerusalem where it belongs. Trump defends the right of Jews to take up arms to protect themselves. Liberals want Jews to be helpless victims so the media can shamelessly politicize tragedy.

          • akmofo October 31, 2018 at 8:06 am #

            Vatican/CIA Soros funded “progressive” nazi “Jews”, like those that were recently gunned down in Pittsburgh, are a dead end. They will be extinct and gone in a generation. They are ignored by Israelis/Zionists because their thinking and actions is fundamentally anti-Jewish and antithetical to Jews. President Trump made a mistake going to comfort them. I wouldn’t pay any attention to them, just as I wouldn’t pay any attention the commie Vatican/CIA “progressive” nazi media. Just be secure that their time is up and that they will be gone soon.

  60. volodya October 30, 2018 at 11:04 am #

    It’s a monument to human stupidity that the Republican Party survived this long. Having said that, the Republican Party is a step ahead of the Democrats in that the GOP is already blowed up. Trump blew it up by uttering the unutterable, mainly that Republicans have been talking shit since at least the days of Ronnie Raygun, and not only that, but gleefully selling out their constituents.

    Trump actually said what people were actually thinking, so that particular cat is out of the bag and good luck getting it back in.

    But it’s too soon to celebrate. Lest we forget, Trump did deliver the richest people a whacking huge tax cut. And bits of the Republican carcass still twitch. Is Paul Ryan really done? I mean, is he REALLY done? I mean, the exorbitantly rich aren’t yet rich enough, not by a long shot, and there’s still entitlements to abolish. What about guys like Jeff Flake and George Will? And David Frum? They still litter the field of battle. Real Marines they are, yessir, the mission isn’t complete, nosir, gotta take that hill, yessir, there’s still pension plans to pillage, towns and villages to collapse.

    So stand-up straight Marine, say it like it is: it ain’t done sir, not as long as there’s Flyover bozos with teeth, that’s how it is, so gotta get to it, I love my job sir, aye-aye sir.

    And what to make of Nikki Halley? Does anyone think she’s not going to make a presidential bid in 2020? Power is that magic elixir, you see the buffoon in that big chair and you start getting delusions of grandeur. Who wouldn’t? Just look at it. If HE can do it.

    But oh the irony, this woman of color, Nimrata Randhawa, running under an ostensibly CONSERVATIVE banner and NOT as a – cough – “progressive”.

    Really though, this is us girls talking and we can let our tongues hang out can’t we? We’re among friends right? So, is there any real difference between one party of power and money and privilege and the other party of privilege and money and power?

    But let’s be bighearted and give credit where credit is due. Republicans supporting Trump, those guys formerly posing as “principled conservatives” willing to defend “conservative principles” to their dying breath, took craven midgetry to new and wondrous heights, didn’t they, ditching values they told the voters made them “American”. It’s a spectacle I tell you. It’s like Groucho Marx (that astute observer of the human condition) said – You don’t like these principles? I have others.

    • Walter B October 30, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      All of what you have said here is accurate and correct, and this message needs to spread and become universally accepted. Yes, those on both payrolls will always tout their own and deride the other, but we, US(A) not only need to keep pounding out the message that we know what they are, but that we oppose those who keep The Lie alive. America has stepped into two piles of dog shit, one by each foot. Which mess smells worse? Who cares, we have two shitfeet and are in dire need of a garden hose to wash the mess into the gutter where it belongs. Get cracking everybody, time is short.

      • volodya October 30, 2018 at 2:46 pm #

        White college grads that make up a large part of the Democratic coalition have this absurd idea that they’re speaking to the concerns of Black people and Latinos. Well, given that these college boys and girls are proponents of this much touted globalization which destroyed the livelihoods of millions of Americans, not least Blacks and Latinos, a lot of Blacks and Latinos might beg to differ. Plus, as soon as the agenda comes close to anything that might put Blacks and Latino kids in school or in close contact with their precious lily White off-spring, these college people quickly lose their taste for reforms that benefit others and they start circling the wagons.

        The point is that Blacks and Latinos might find political homes elsewhere, maybe in altogether new political organizations, which might point to the disintegration of the Democratic Party, something to be devoutly wished.

        • Walter B October 30, 2018 at 11:39 pm #

          Blacks and Latinos, if they have any abilities to understand who exactly is taking care of them and who is manipulating them, had better wake the fuck up and understand that the democrats may have given them a shitload of lip service, but have used them mercilessly with nothing to show for it. Have the republicans done anything for them? Well I’ve got nothing that I can think of. Yes, these two groups had better come up with something else or continue to be screwed for profit by both parties.

          Of course, if anyone were to ask, in which nations have blacks and Latinos gotten their shit together and made it work for themselves, I would not be able to come up with an answer, but surely such places must exist, right? Anybody have any ideas where?

          • volodya October 31, 2018 at 11:15 am #

            Having shit together in a basic way might involve formulating a writing system or a script that accommodates at least basic discourse.

            With that in mind I looked at wikipedia (I know, not the best source but we’re not doing graduate school work here either) to see what African scripts there are/were:

            Name Place Origin
            Meroitic Nubia-Sudan Egyptian hieroglyphs
            Old Nubian N. Sudan- S. Egypt Coptic alphabet
            Tifinagh Morocco-Algeria unclear- Lybico-Berber script
            Ge-ez Ethiopia-Eritrea Egyptian hieroglyphs-Proto-Sinaic-ancient S.Arabian script
            Nsibidi Nigeria indigenous

            Make of this what you will. You could argue that the Spanish and Portuguese had their shit together during their imperial eras. You had Spanish and Portuguese ships doing a lot of hazardous exploration, loosening trade from overland routes. You can also say that the countries they founded in South America, Mexico etc aren’t worth a damn as these are places people are trying to get away from. No matter all the dastardly dastardliness of the heterosexual White man of the Anglo variety, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada are the places people are trying to get into, not out of.

  61. Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    LOL! Boys will be boys!

    taskandpurpose.com/in-defense-of-sky-penis/

    Just one of the perks of being a bonafide fighter jock. If the women (and there are women fighter pilots these days) don’t like it, they can always draw tw*ts. Hey! It’s only jet fuel and they’re going to burn it either way!

  62. janet October 30, 2018 at 11:27 am #

    Meanwhile, in Israel, Trump is one of the most popular US Presidents EVER. –exscotticus

    Israeli and American Jews are deeply divided on issues related to President Trump, according to a new poll from the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

    More than three-quarters (77 percent) of Israeli Jews surveyed said they approved of U.S.-Israeli relations under Trump, while only 34 percent of American Jews said they felt the same way.

    Over half — 57 percent — of American Jews said they disapproved of Trump’s handling of U.S.-Israeli relations, while just 10 percent of Israeli Jews said the same.

    The poll also revealed a significant split between Israeli and U.S. Jews on the U.S. Embassy’s move to Jerusalem.

    Eighty-five percent of Israeli Jews said they supported the embassy’s relocation, while 46 percent of American Jews said the same.

    • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 11:32 am #

      Last I checked, ISRAEL is the Jewish State—not NYC. ISRAEL decides who is or isn’t an anti-Semite—not USA liberals and the fake news MSM.

      And you FAILED to provide a link proving that Trump said neo-Nazis were “fine people”.

      • janet October 30, 2018 at 11:57 am #

        What he said is that there are fine people on “both sides.” One side was carrying torches and shouting “Jews will not replace us!”

        Trump has said clarification of his “both sides” speech after the Charlottesville white supremacist rally was the “worst speech” he’s “ever made.” Trump told aides that condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis was the “biggest fucking mistake” he’s made.

        • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

          janet, we can all read his entire remarks in context right here. We don’t need your sad and pathetic spin. Let’s quote directly from the source and not your fake news MSM…

          I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally – but you had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists, okay? And the press has treated them absolutely unfairly.

          What other people besides neo-Nazis could Trump be referring to? Well he makes that perfectly clear as well…

          You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down, of to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.

          So now you have the truth: according to liberals and the MSM, anyone who protests the unlawful removal of civic monuments is a neo-Nazi.

  63. FincaInTheMountains October 30, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    Ukrainization of the American media and the warming up of the US civil war

    After reviewing Sunday political programs very carefully, I could not help but regret the loss of time, since the only interesting information that I learned from them was that there was nothing to learn.

    Before the elections, which everyone called fateful for the United States just two weeks ago, just a week left, and they have nothing to say about them except public opinion polls that no one believes, and the standard demographic chewing gum, contrary to the obvious fact that these elections are fundamentally unlike to all the mid-term elections that ever occurred in the United States. And instead, all the media as one, including theoretically Republican FOX5, as the team discussed:

    1. Shooting in synagogue in Pittsburgh
    2. Parcels with bombs sent to prominent figures of the Democratic Party by some crazy
    3. Donald Trump’s alleged withdrawal from the treaty on the limitation of medium and shorter-range missiles

    Moreover, in connection with the execution of the synagogue, the Fourth Estate in all seriousness tried to declare Trump an anti-Semite, despite the Jewish son-in-law and Ivanka’s conversion to Judaism.

    Well, the bombs showed that Trump imagines too much about himself and scolds the press, and this scolding creates a moral atmosphere in which bombers who know nothing about the work of the president’s and senator’s protection go from words to actions, and Trump supporters, who has a tap water problems(if there is no water in the tap, Jews drank it all up), and their heads screwed down in a wrong way, begins to shoot synagogues.

    But the abuse that every day Media bring down on Trump, his family, including a Jewish son-in-law and a daughter who has converted to Judaism (I’m not talking about deplorables that support him), does not create such atmosphere and to shoot Trump’s closest friend on his birthday have no relation.

    And it can be seen they do it on some central command from the fact that they are all, including Chris Wallace – theoretically leading republican on FOX5, who went down in history by taking advantage of the interview with Vladimir Putin in order to solely at the call of his heart, and not by order of, say, British intelligence, to hand him a folder with accusations so vile that the Russian president did not even want to take it in his hands, they say the same thing on the basis of the same training manual.

    In particular, they say that it’s enough to blame the other side, but they cite as examples only the tirades of Donald Trump in response to the rather nasty attacks on him by the democratic media, somewhat slyly supported by the republican media, and the tirades are examined under a magnifying glass, and the vile attacks are omitted, as irrelevant to the case.

    Moreover, any reminders of Trump’s supporters about the shooting of Scalise, about the shooting of 800 people in Las Vegas a year ago, and finally about the blatant calls for violence that were recently heard from Hillary Clinton and former Attorney General Holder when they thought that a coup, about which I wrote, has good chances for success, or even were confident in its success, are declared toxic attempts to destroy the unity of the American people.

    What is in complete harmony with the words of Hillary that America will return to civilized methods of political struggle only after the Democrats seize control of Congress and / or the Senate, since the unity of the American people in the opinion of the media can only be under the iron heel of Hillary Clinton.

    In general, the presence of a single center of the Black Project, combined with clear signs of the absence of semantic masterpieces emanating from this center, paradoxically confirms the hypothesis that Black Project split and, adding up with other indirect confirmations of this hypothesis, turns it into something more than just a hypothesis.

    In essence, Trump is accused of somehow influencing what goes on in the minds of crazy people, while turning this board 180 degrees, then “Is fecit, qui prodest” (done by the one who benefits) clearly indicates on the opposite side, as all executions by crazies of schools, churches, synagogues and even gay clubs, by a strange coincidence, occurred and continue to occur several days after the next failure of the Hillary flying monkeys, when it is necessary to divert the attention of the honorable public from this sad for Hillary fact.

    I’m not talking about the shooting of the Scalise and the country concert in Las Vegas a year ago!

    And the execution of a synagogue in Pittsburgh, assuming that someone learned to control the insane, definitely looks like a continuation of the IL-20 catastrophe in Syria, only the IL-20 catastrophe should have put Israel and Russia at odds with each other, and the Jews in Pittsburgh were killed to put US Jews at odds with Trump!

    I am only surprised at the lack of an appropriate reaction to this from the White House and in the absence of attempts to turn this chessboard 180 degrees. And only a senior adviser to President Kellyanne Conway pleased me with her arguments against the background of the White House, in fact at 5:30 mark of the video articulating everything that I would like to hear from Trump.

    youtube.com/watch?v=WAUpL8RoUUs

  64. janet October 30, 2018 at 11:46 am #

    this woman of color, Nimrata Randhawa –volodya

    She has already shown she is not intimidated by anyone. She is positioning herself to run for VP.

    This woman of color, Nimrata Randhawa, 2020 for Vice President against the 1/64th Native American woman. Nimrata Randhawa would be our first American Indian Sikh President in 2024.

    independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/nikki-haley-alfred-smith-dinner-speech-trump-eliza…

  65. janet October 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Local and national officials are declining to appear with President Donald Trump on Tuesday when he crashes the funerals for slain congregants at the Tree of Life synagogue in a grieving Pittsburgh.

    We should all watch though, to see how he manages to feign empathy, and to see what he says to manage to make it all about him.

    • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 12:26 pm #

      Anyone officials who can’t put aside their irrational hatred of Trump to pay respect to the victims is suffering from TDS and should be committed for psychiatric evaluation. Incredibly disrespectful for these officials to place themselves and their politics ahead of a national tragedy.

  66. elysianfield October 30, 2018 at 12:19 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs,

    Anyone on the site remember Cesar and his mailed pipe bombs (I know, it was SO last week…)? A blogger deconstructs the method of delivery in a manner that is hard to argue. His conclusions subject to debate;

    market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=234445

    A short read, but very interesting.

    • Walter B October 30, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

      Wow ef, less than half the required postage and NO cancelled stamps? How did that get past the TS-3 dipshits, especially those whose assignments are to disrupt the conversations here? Somebody out there is certain that the Common American Idiot is a lot dumber than it can actually be and still manage to breathe on it’s own.

      And here is an idea that we have been kicking around out in the hinterlands. So if those that profit or advance their causes from public shooting murders are looking for the trend to not only continue, but to increase, how about they start recruiting shooters for pay? In a place where everything is for sale, how hard would it be to pay “volunteers” a few million (all they have to do is print it up) to walk into anyplace and shoot it up and then surrender? Go through a fake trial, sentence the volunteer to life and then ship him out to New Zealand with a new identity. I do not think they would have any trouble finding enough people to accomplish the goal, do you?

      • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

        Shipping them out after the fact leaves messy loose ends. The usual modus operandi, as it was with Tim McVeigh for instance, is to make large promises before hand, then fail to deliver afterward. McVeigh almost certainly thought he was going to be saved at the last moment (and some believe he actually was – extremely doubtful), only to find out he bought a one way ticket when he signed on board with that bunch. But he was probably fine with that too. He was, in the end, a true believer in the cause. Too bad in a way, his truck bomb was mostly just a diversion (another magic show). The explosives that did the worst of the damage were all pre-planted in the Murrah building itself, hence the major debris (rebar reinforced concrete) being blown outward and away from the blast.

        • Walter B October 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

          Good point Scratch and we cannot forget how they dealt with Lee Harvey Oswald either, can we?

          • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 2:19 pm #

            Nope!

        • malthuss November 1, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

          Does a fertilizer bomb melt steel, 5 stories up, and leave no crater?

    • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

      Pretty conclusive, I’d say. Denninger’s a smart cookie.

      • Ah, yes… “conclusive”- the last refuge of a paranoid blogger twit, neatly wrapping up BS to serve to their slobbering readership

        • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

          Ad opposed to the NYT! You’re moniker serves you well, although the snack cakes themselves contain more wisdom. I think you might even work at the bot center with our Lil’ J.

    • JustSaying October 31, 2018 at 1:45 pm #

      What is the probability that NONE of them are cancelled?

  67. janet October 30, 2018 at 12:40 pm #

    I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally –exscotticus quoting Trump as a supposedly authoritative primary source

    The problem with quoting Trump is that he is a serial liar. After he said what you quoted he reversed himself and told his aides that condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis was the “biggest fucking mistake” he’s made. Interesting that you doubt MSM as a source, but uncritically quote Trump as if he means what he says. Trump regularly reverses what he says or lies about having said it.

    He sucked up to Putin, then rewrote his own words the next day.

    He scolded Theresa May in an interview with The Sun, then denied he did so hours later in her presence.

    Lying, reversing himself, lying again, then lying about the lies. He has done it about the women he has paid, about the Access Hollywood tape, immigrants, Charlottesville, gun rights, etc. Nonetheless, the last thing he said about Charlottesville was that clarification of his “both sides” speech after the white supremacist rally was the “worst speech” he’s “ever made.” and that condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis was the “biggest fucking mistake” he’s made.

    He doesn’t seem to believe in anything and rarely, if ever, means anything he says. The odd thing is that he is able to con people like you into defending him.

    • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

      >>> After he said what you quoted he reversed himself and told his aides that condemning white supremacists and neo-Nazis was the “biggest fucking mistake” he’s made.

      So, having caught you in one lie, you’re now trying to tell another? Here we go again.

      So first you claimed that Trump called neo-Nazi “fine people”. Now you claim that he did indeed condemn neo-Nazis, but later said it was a mistake to condemn them? Post a link showing that Trump said that when he originally condemned neo-Nazis—and he did—that it was a mistake.

      Fact is, Trump said: I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalists, because they should be condemned totally

      So surely the MSM reported this as: Trump “Condemns Totally” Neo-Nazis. Right? Wrong! You will search the MSM in vain for that headline. What did we get instead? The fake news NYT reported it as: Trump Gives White Supremacists an Unequivocal Boost.

      Anyone NOT in the USA trying to understand why we call our MSM “fake news” will now have some insight.

    • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

      Tell me true Lil’ J-Bot, you’ve got a major lil’ crush on The Donald, don’t you? Was it the comb over, the fleshy jowly face, or the big belly that that first attracted you the most? Come on now, just admit it already and you’ll feel a whole lot better about yourself. I imagine a powerful, outspoken, wealthy man can be quite alluring to an impressionable young idealist like yourself. You see a lot of yourself in The Donald, don’t you?

  68. K-Dog October 30, 2018 at 1:02 pm #

    One of the strange side effects of an epic American political hysteria is this strange ADD-like inability of the public to focus on anything for more than a few moments, even the most arresting atrocities. The hysteria itself is too compelling, like the actions of a human limbic system driving the collective public psyche from fight to flight on the wild horses of pure emotion. Reason has been discarded by the wayside just as a super-drunk person will shed his clothing even on a freezing night. Total culture war now beats a path toward all-out civil war, with the looming mid-term election as a fulcrum of history.

    This is true. And the cause may not just be the mesmerizing violence which distracts more and more as time goes ahead. Spellbound and stupefied as it gets ever more personal, America stumbles forward perhaps also realizing for the first time that Americans citizens have no say in the methods with which America will be made great again, or not. Lack of agency, finally understanding that politics in America has become a machine of the corporate upper class that does not serve the people can explain some of this national ADD.

    Voting has become a sham. Where I live it is now all done by mail, no booths. I’m not even going to spend time explaining how big of a joke that is in a supposed republic. Media is managed and no politician anywhere has a national vision for America or any clue about what lies ahead.

    But, ‘culture war now beats a path toward all-out civil war’, really?


    When JSP comes marching home again,
    Ho ho, ho ho!
    There will be no hearty welcome then
    No no, no no!
    The men will fear and the boys will pout
    The ladies they will all run out
    Because we’ll all feel gray when JSP comes marching home.

    No tavern will pour a brew.
    No way, no way!
    To welcome home the errant boy,

    How is a civil war going to happen when all the rebs and all the blue coats have to buy their food at the same grocery store? Of the two, who is going to have working credit cards? Will all the Campbell soups be in stock? Will the rebs, being club members earn gas points and discounts and can that give them a winning edge?

    The American civil war is no template for our future. Try the rape of Nanking on for size, that could be closer to our new reality. A vet who needs to stop at a 7-11 for a slurpee and a ten dollar pack of smokes before a battle will not be sitting around a campfire telling stories in forty years or at any other time in our future.

    People fighting civil wars also have to get up in the morning before the sun does. That is hard to do after a long night of online first person shooter games.

    It can’t happen here.

    • Gerold October 30, 2018 at 1:25 pm #

      The rape of Nanking was done by the Japanese army against unarmed civilians. The next U.S. Civil War II will be more like the Spanish Civil War with neighbors and families fighting each other. It’ll be much more horrible than the 1st U.S. Civil War which was actually not a civil war but a secessionist war fought between armies albeit with many civilian casualties.

      • K-Dog October 30, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

        A regular army against civilians and that is exactly what will happen. When the food trucks stop running the single load pea shooters of the populace will be no match against he who commands heavy armor. American independence is a myth from a time when the land was a land of giants.

    • Elrond Hubbard October 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

      K-Dog: “The American civil war is no template for our future.”

      That’s right, because the correct template is the Iraqi civil war — the one the George W. Bush administration unleashed by its invasion in 2003.

      You’ll recall that by toppling Saddam Hussein, the USA uncorked the boiling cauldron of ethnic and sectarian animosities that had been cooking ever since the victorious Allies manufactured the country of Iraq in the aftermath of World War I. Saddam had been using extreme violence and oppression to hold down other contenders, in favour of his own Sunni minority. With him gone, the place went up in a thermobaric detonation that still hasn’t completely played out.

      Pressure had been building in Iraq since 1918, whereas in the USA, Republicans have only been consciously stoking hatred since Richard Nixon’s southern strategy of 1968. (He was hardly working from zero, though, thanks to a long history under the prior stewardship of the Dixiecrats; Nixon simply took over the white-supremacist portfolio.) But given where the Republicans have driven the country, the dynamics are similar, so the outlook is also grimly similar. Expect widespread, opportunistic violence; populations terrorized by rival ethnic and sectarian militias; people redistributing themselves by the millions, out of the sheer need for survival. In other words, nothing as clean or legible as a line on a map or blue versus gray — just death and destruction, for however long it takes.

      “If you keep going the way you’re going, you’re gonna end up where you’re headed.”

      • Tate October 30, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

        So much for ‘Diversity is our strength,” Lol.

        • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

          Nailed it! Diversity certainly wasn’t and isn’t Iraq’s strength; quite the contrary.

      • K-Dog October 30, 2018 at 3:00 pm #

        Iraq will be a sandbox once Turkey takes their water. There is no future there. Perhaps we have that in common, no future. Yet I believe there is an even better template match.

        Kampuchea

  69. SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

    So the “migrant caravans” are shooting at Mexican police and making Molotov cocktails and acquiring more guns between Guatemala and Mexico. Gee – it sounds like these guys are real peaceniks. I am sure they just want to come here for better jobs and happier lives of course. They wouldn’t be into pillaging, looting and raping at all, and whoever says so must be a wicked White Nationalist ;-).

    • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      The MSM just can’t seem to keep a straight narrative on this one. First they reported that most were travelling for economic reasons. But—oops!—that doesn’t qualify for refugee status. No matter! The MSM can always change the narrative to be whatever they want, whenever they want.

      Now they’re reporting that the reasons for the caravan include: climate change! LOL.

      Next up: migrant caravan travels to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to SCOTUS.

      • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

        You’re right! The MSM thinks climate change is something unique and hasn’t been ongoing for like forever….

        LOL, maybe they will suggest that the caravan itself is a manifestation of the #MeToo movement! Like – hey me too – I want all the free stuff in Estados Unidos!

        • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

          Right now the migrant caravan is demanding “dignified” transportation. They’re tired of walking; they want limo service.

        • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 3:36 pm #

          SSL

          Generally recycling’s a good thing. Except when it’s recycling the no. 1 science obfuscation myth:

          skepticalscience.com/climate-change-little-ice-age-medieval-warm-period.htm

          Then it’s just unoriginal and sheepish. Baaaaa…

          Not making any comment on your migrant caravan issues – I’ll leave them to you.

          • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

            How’ve ya’ been O’Greeny?

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

            I’m fine, thanks, Scratch – dropping by occasionally with my flak jacket on 🙂 .

          • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

            Challenging religious beliefs is a difficult thing. There hasn’t been any warming in the last 17 years and sunspot activity is historically low. Either a little ice age or a Big Ice Age is coming. It may be something like the Younger Dryas or it could last a hundred thousand years. I know I speak heresies so I understand your consternation.

          • GreenAlba October 30, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

            I wish I could say I admire your devious approach, SSL but it is unworthy of the slightest respect.I get that the popular, but desperate approach of calling the person you’re arguing with ‘religious’ makes you think you’ve proved something, but you’ve proved nothing, simply shown your lack of argument, education and evidence.

            I expected nothing better.

            You’d be better reverting to ‘deport, deport, deport, deport, deport…. wall, wall, wall, wall. Stay in your comfort zone.

            skepticalscience.com/heading-into-new-little-ice-age.htm

            skepticalscience.com/global-warming-stopped-in-1998.htm

            skepticalscience.com/solar-activity-sunspots-global-warming.htm

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 9:08 pm #

            GreenAlba, I searched your source in vain for any evidence that the Paris Agreement will make any difference given that it lets the largest contributors of population growth off the hook for both population increase and carbon emissions. Please provide the specific link showing that 10 billion humans is doable if we only…? Also, while you’re at it, please provide links to your source’s specific falsifiable predictions. When, exactly, will the world end? Busy people need to plan, ya know?

          • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 9:25 pm #

            I’m ok with being outside of my comfort zone and am open to different ideas. There is a good deal of evidence that we are headed toward cooling. We won’t be ready for it though. I used to believe in global warming too.

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 10:50 pm #

            I guarantee you that if the earth starts cooling and we’re suddenly in a land of ice and snow, folks like GreenAlba will say: the scientists predicted that! They said climate change not global warming!

          • malthuss October 30, 2018 at 11:35 pm #

            Generally recycling’s a good thing.
            Is China refusing USAs refuse?

            And how cold does it get in England? Id be more concerned about an Ice Age than Ice caps melting.

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 7:06 am #

            Do you dipsticks have even the slightest notion of time scales? Any at all?

            SSL, best not to be so open to ‘new’ ideas that your brains fall out 🙂 . You will not be around when the next ice age comes, so stop worrying. There may be very few humans at all by then.

            Ex, you get more slippery by the minute. You will recall, but are trying to deflect, that your original comment was regarding ‘them’, whoever ‘they’ are, changing the term ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ for some self-serving reason.

            I have dealt with that particular nonsense, as was my entirely limited intention.

            The effectiveness or not of the Paris agreement is nothing whatever to do with the issue in question. Your desperation is not impressive.

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 7:33 am #

            “Is China refusing USAs refuse?”

            There are so many layers of ‘American’ in there, it’s difficult to know where to start. Why the actual f**k should another country take your refuse? Are you a child unable to deal with your own mess? Did people line you up with a shotgun and force you to buy endless amounts of unnecessary cr@p in your tragically misguided pursuit of happiness?

            Are you admitting to being technologically behind the Chinese in modern waste disposal? Or do you just need a nanny walking behind you cleaning up after you?

            You produce 50% of the planet’s solid waste and you are but 5% of its population. Where is your shame? And sense of responsibility?

            “And how cold does it get in England? Id be more concerned about an Ice Age than Ice caps melting.”

            Of course you would. That’s because, as I already explained, you have not the slightest concept of time scales.

            And currently it doesn’t get anywhere near as cold as it gets on your continent, Malthy. Look up ‘continental’ and ‘temperate’ climates and figure out which is which. I did geography as well as physics at school and tend to assume everyone did.

            theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth…

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 8:11 am #

            “I guarantee you that if the earth starts cooling and we’re suddenly in a land of ice and snow, folks like GreenAlba will say: the scientists predicted that! “

            “The Day After Tomorrow” is not where to go for information on likely time scales. Truly. Although I loved the bit where the guy came out of the helicopter. And that they were saved from freezing by burning some books. Bless.

          • Walter B October 31, 2018 at 8:14 am #

            Far too many Americans have no shame GA and far too many of us love having nannies, lawn jockeys, and various underlings to do all of the dirty work so that they do not have to exert themselves. As much as I would love to bash these consuming fools, they were, after all, programmed and then manipulated to consume mass quantities by those who profit from supplying created “needs”. Shipping the “menial” labor off to places that still own and operate slaves was simply another means for the greedy masters to increase their already huge profit margins and maintain their exorbitant lifestyles. The system that started as one that fulfilled needs at a price has degraded into one that creates needs for massive profit through its ownership of the government.

            I cannot imagine it ever correcting itself, leaving collapse, probably from without as well as from within as the only logical outcome. We do not share well, do we?

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 8:17 am #

            That the Mexicans took them in was a cute touch too. Aw…

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 8:29 am #

            “As much as I would love to bash these consuming fools, they were, after all, programmed and then manipulated to consume mass quantities by those who profit from supplying created “needs”. ”

            How true, Walter. I recall the late JK Galbraith pointing out how much relentless marketing it took back in the day to wean naturally self-sufficient Americans away from their long-practised self-sufficiency.

            “We do not share well, do we?”

            Indeed. Between the keepers who don’t want to share what they have and the takers who don’t want to share the effort, we are not an ideal species for what awaits us.

            Hope for the best and prepare for the worst…even if only mentally (which is pretty much all I can do!).

          • SoftStarLight October 31, 2018 at 9:23 am #

            How quickly the conversation devolved in to basic America-bashing! Usually the case when such liberal cult topics are discussed though and totally expected ;-). I would love to hear the grand solutions offered by any other country. Oh wait, that’s right, other countries typically do what is best for their people, except of course PC First World countries. Most First World leaders are to busy moralizing and preaching to themselves and their various echo chambers lol!

          • SoftStarLight October 31, 2018 at 9:46 am #

            Walter B – Rich Americans definitely like to sub out all of their work, typically to illegal aliens. Regular American people are completely capable of taking care of themselves and maintaining their homes, lawns, etc., without having to use the services of illegal aliens. In terms of consumption, it really is silly to think that people all over the world do not want to and or not going to consume as much as Americans do. There are also trends of reducing consumption (alot out of necessity) that are becoming more popular here – especially with the younger crowd. I don’t think it is fair to throw all lower class Americans in one box of manipulated and propagandized people. Clearly there is a one percent and the rest of us and we live completely different from one another. And by the way, I don’t know one person who could afford a nanny! Plus why have someone else raise your kids ;-)?

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 9:46 am #

            SSL

            What has your little rant got to do with the practicalities of dealing with your excessive waste problem?

            I didn’t bring this up. Malthuss asked if China was refusing to take your refuse. You haven’t said why China should take your refuse.

            And it’s only ‘America bashing’ because America produces such a huge and disproportionate amount of the world’s ‘cr@p.

            You’re happy to say how wonderful the US is when it suits you. You should be grateful that I’m helping you to keep your feet on the ground.

            We have a waste problem too, being a little island. I haven’t heard anyone here blame the Chinese for not taking our refuse back over as ballast any more after delivering their stuff here.

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 9:49 am #

            What on earth has waste disposal got to do with liberal cults?

            “I would love to hear the grand solutions offered by any other country. Oh wait, that’s right, other countries typically do what is best for their people,”

            No, what other countries do, typically, is buy less cr@p than you do. Still too much, but way less than you. And you’ve got more space to deal with your own cr@p so less need to dump it on another country.

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 9:56 am #

            “There are also trends of reducing consumption (a lot out of necessity) that are becoming more popular here – especially with the younger crowd. ”

            True, and let’s hope it continues. The 1% aren’t doing their bit, though. I think we can all agree on that.

          • SoftStarLight October 31, 2018 at 10:17 am #

            Absolutely we agree on the one percent! Now I wish we didn’t send the refuse to China either because much of it makes its way into the ocean instead and I HATE that. We do have enough room here to take care of the waste issue and we likely could reuse a lot of stuff too. The problem is we just don’t have the right people in charge and most regular people are so busy day to day just making ends meet that they don’t have time to worry about it. I am not saying I have a solution but I don’t like to hear my country get bashed all of the time. I personally hate too much stuff because it is too much clutter. I am a neat freak and OCD about clean. Everything has its place and there are only so many places for things :-).

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 10:45 am #

            >>> Ex, you get more slippery by the minute. You will recall, but are trying to deflect, that your original comment was regarding ‘them’, whoever ‘they’ are, changing the term ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ for some self-serving reason.

            I said and I meant it.

            Climate change is not the same as global warming. Climate change may involve the earth cooling—not warming. So what’s it going to be? Scientists don’t really know. They don’t know, for example, what profound effects melting glaciers and rising sea levels will have on climate. There’s evidence to suggest that rising CO2 levels in the past led to COOLING not WARMING. Read this article (from this year) and tell me if it sounds like your PhD gods have all the answers.

            Geologists studying boulders left behind by the melting of ancient Canadian ice sheets are confirming a theory that a 1200-year-long Northern Hemisphere cold snap called the Younger Dryas was, ironically, caused by global warming.

            A more popular theory is that it was caused by the influx of large amounts of fresh water into the North Atlantic.

            I searched your favorite website for “North Atlantic thermohaline circulation” and found nothing. Oh well; I guess they’re so busy wanking off to CO2 levels that they haven’t been reading up on the scientific findings of others.

            Your science gods are fixated on one variable—rising CO2 levels—and claiming that explains everything. That would be like your doctor looking at one aspect of your blood (say, your blood sodium levels) and claiming it tells us everything about your health including the day of your death.

          • Walter B October 31, 2018 at 11:08 am #

            SSL, I hope that you take note that I have made it a habit of stating that “far too many Americans” are doing something not right instead of just saying Americans. In considering my criticisms of bad habits or bad behavior I realized a while ago that I really have no idea how many resort to or how prevalent bad behavior actually is, and so I modified how I state it as “far too many”.

            Where I live, in central western NJ, there is a large majority I believe that are so self centered, so uncaring for others, so hell bent on consumption and entertainment that I realize that my perception is naturally slanted towards despair. On the other hand, it is a big place out there and I know that people do not all behave so badly, or at least I hope they do not. I do not feel the need or claim to have the right to bash people, even if they do act badly, but I do feel obligated to at least point it out. Perhaps someone will listen, reconsider their actions, and maybe even try to change. I know that I have and I continue to strive to do so. In the end, it is not the strongest nor the smartest that survive, it is those that are the most able to adapt to change that move on.

          • SoftStarLight October 31, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

            Yes, you are always fair and balanced from everything I see. I like your last point especially. It is not the strongest or smartest that survive but those able to adapt to change most successfully. That is a little nugget of wisdom!

          • GreenAlba November 1, 2018 at 12:03 pm #

            “There’s evidence to suggest that rising CO2 levels in the past led to COOLING not WARMING. Read this article (from this year) and tell me if it sounds like your PhD gods have all the answers.”

            No-one has ‘all the answers’, Exscotticus. Some, thankfully, do not share your misanthropy and lack of goodwill, and continue to do painstaking research work for little thanks.

            I am familiar with the information in this article. I don’t get why you think this means we shouldn’t be doing our best to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.

            Rising CO2 levels lead to WARMING. That is basic science. One of the possible consequences of EXCESSIVE WARMING may be to trigger LONG-TERM COOLING, through the mechanisms described in the article and elsewhere.

            So, if you control the warming you will be less likely to trigger the long-term cooling, in the form of a mini-ice age.

            And even your article says that a repeat of the Younger Dryas scenario would require the Greenland ice sheet to melt within 1300 years.

            So, you can worry about an ice age potentially triggered a millennium and a half away if you want to, but it kinda looks as if the best way to avoid it is to avoid catastrophic global warming NOW.

            And scientists don’t think they’re gods. It’s that Dunning-Kruger thing again.

          • Exscotticus November 1, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

            >>> Rising CO2 levels lead to WARMING. That is basic science. One of the possible consequences of EXCESSIVE WARMING may be to trigger LONG-TERM COOLING, through the mechanisms described in the article and elsewhere.

            Exactly. So when you ask climate scientists a simply question: what will ULTIMATELY happen if CO2 levels continue to rise, you can’t get a straight answer. Because these systems are complex and we’re in uncharted territory and they don’t really know.

            I have never argued that rising CO2 levels are good, or nothing to worry about, or any such thing. I have always been focussed on the POLICIES being promulgated by liberal interpretations of the scientific data and our LIMITED understanding of what’s going to ULTIMATELY happen.

            Meanwhile, people like you scream CLIMATE DENIERS! because I disagree with liberal POLICIES. You call me a climate denier, yet you can’t even tell me what climate we should be prepping for…

          • GreenAlba November 1, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

            If you think you’ve responded to my point, you are less bright than I thought.

          • GreenAlba November 1, 2018 at 4:02 pm #

            But here’s a question that intrigues me too, Exscotticus. It intrigued me at the time and it still intrigues me.

            When I make any comment about climate change on here, there you are, yapping round my ankles like a demented Pekingese.

            Yet a few posts ago, a regular dawgie on here said the following:

            “Scientific consensus is absolutely overwhelming. “Purportedly” is a lie and a deliberate attempt to mislead. It is appropriate that liars be treated like liars some time soon. They don’t need to be educated. They already know they lie.

            Deniers are liars.”

            Now that was pretty unequivocal, Excsotticus – succinct and to the point, I thought. No wasting time on idiocies of the kind you get off on. A clear attack on your honour, though it wasn’t addressed to you. Yet you didn’t say a peep. Not a peep – despite being all over the thread. Why was that, Exscotticus?

  70. Tate October 30, 2018 at 1:57 pm #

    We Can Replace Them

    by Michelle Goldberg, NYT

    “For a few hours on Saturday morning, I felt good about America. I was at a smallish rally in the Atlanta suburb of Riverdale, listening to Democratic politicians including Senator Kamala Harris and Georgia’s Stacey Abrams, who could become the first African-American female governor in American history…”

    “Abrams’s goal is to put together a coalition of African-American and other minority voters and white liberals. The potential is there; Georgia is less than 53 percent non-Hispanic white. “Georgia is a blue state if everybody votes,” DuBose Porter, chairman of the Democratic Party of Georgia, told me.”

    “Abrams’s opponent, the Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, ahead by a couple of percentage points in the polls, doesn’t want to see that happen.” [Duh, he’s her opponent.]…

    “Kemp is the candidate of aggrieved whiteness. During the primary, he ran an ad boasting that he drives a big truck “just in case I need to round up criminal illegals and take ’em home myself.” (That would be kidnapping.) [Lighten up, bitch]…

    “In a week, American voters can do to white nationalists what they fear most. Show them they’re being replaced.” [What struggles must have wracked her hand to add that word ‘nationalists’]

    • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

      I am praying that it won’t happen in Georgia. But as demographics change and the border remains open it becomes more and more possible. And the Democrats and their allies are completely working on it day and night.

      • volodya October 30, 2018 at 2:38 pm #

        What White Democrats forget is that they’re White and if they expect that fact to remain unnoticed I’m afraid they’re in for a great big shock. If there’s replacement coming it will be among the perfumed and the exalted and that means White Democrats. The societal pyramid is not a stable structure and White Democrats will be confounded to find out that others besides them want to occupy the pointy end of it. Plus, given their authorship of so many astounding idiocies, these White Democrats won’t be hard to dislodge. They’re not as smart or as tough as they think. I mean, fer fuck sakes, The Donald beat Hillary. Just ponder that for a moment.

        • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 8:19 pm #

          I know, he is totally amazing!!! When I first registered to vote I was a democrat (I know – eyeball rolls). BUT, I had a come to Jesus moment (intervention) and thank God never pressed the Obama button! I am now an independent but basically always vote Republican and proudly voted for Donald J. Trump.

        • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

          White Democrats sired a litter of tiny monsters (minorities only out for themselves; tribes engaged in tribalism) with the understanding that they would have immunity from being attacked. Kinda like raising a pet shark and expecting it to not eat you after it doesn’t need you anymore.

          White Dems run their party like a farm, with lots of animal diversity. Only they want to retain their leadership role—like Old MacDonald—in charge of things and calling the shots.

          E-I-E-I-O.

          • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 9:41 pm #

            Yes indeed lol! Around these parts we call em plantation owners ;-). They don’t get their hands dirty.

          • malthuss October 30, 2018 at 11:36 pm #

            I guarantee you that if the earth starts cooling and we’re suddenly in a land of ice and snow, folks like GreenAlba will say: the scientists predicted that! They said climate change not global warming!

            You forgot,
            climate refugees
            extreme weather events

          • GreenAlba October 31, 2018 at 7:36 am #

            “You forgot,
            climate refugees
            extreme weather events”

            You may forget them. They won’t forget you.

        • ozone October 31, 2018 at 11:30 am #

          V.,
          Speaking of points, it’s difficult for me to envision that yours would be missed, but, boy howdy, was it ever! I have no hope whatsoever that this country’s direction (sailing off the edge of the flat earth) can be turned. Change is the only constant, and we’re going to get it the hard way. Dissolution. As long as it takes these venal bastards (both wings of the Corporate party) with it, as Walter opines, I guess I’ll have to be satisfied with that aspect of some very trying times.

      • tucsonspur October 30, 2018 at 5:50 pm #

        And Gillum is a threat in Florida. White snowflake Sinema may take the AZ Senate seat.

        I believe that the Dems did have the 3 million votes in 2016, and you can bet it’ll be a strong get out the vote effort now. No electoral college this time.

        As far as the House goes, I’m guessing that most districts across the country are reasonably apportioned. The gerrymander has often been challenged.

        Republicans better turn out every deplorable with a pulse.

        • SoftStarLight October 30, 2018 at 8:24 pm #

          I wonder how many illegal aliens voted for HRC and how many will vote for Gillum and Sinema?

          • K-Dog October 30, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

            I wander wander wander who wrote the book of love.

          • K-Dog October 30, 2018 at 10:43 pm #

            Wonder

          • Exscotticus October 30, 2018 at 10:46 pm #

            We now know for a fact that Hillary’s popular vote advantage over Trump is bogus. And here’s the proof.

            I watched some European fake news MSM where they interviewed some American liberal regarding the midterms. The narrative was: Republicans want to disenfranchise minority voters. The truth? Republicans want actual living lawful voters to vote—not dead people and illegal aliens.

            Dems have no problem forcing the flying public to undergo all manner of intrusive searches and scans. But heaven forbid if Republicans should even ask for a photo ID to vote.

          • SoftStarLight October 31, 2018 at 12:02 am #

            Here ya go K-Dog.

            m.youtube.com/watch?v=RQRMV5wD55Q

          • SoftStarLight October 31, 2018 at 12:18 am #

            Wow, that is ridiculous that there are 3.5 million “ghost” voters!!! Shouldn’t fixing this be a top priority? Oh wait my bad that’s what has helped Dems this whole time. I really hope Republicans win everything next week!!!

          • Exscotticus October 31, 2018 at 10:55 am #

            And notice how these ghost voters haven’t been widely reported by the MSM? Instead, we continue to here narratives of evil Republicans demanding photo IDs—gasp!—that disenfranchise voters. I mean how dare we ask that people prove they’re lawful living citizens before we let them vote! It’s almost as outrageous as demanding a photo ID before a banking transaction! I wonder why the MSM doesn’t report that Republicans are trying to keep minorities from using banks?

          • K-Dog October 31, 2018 at 11:31 am #

            Thanks Star Light, I was actually mocking and didn’t care two shits about the tune, but I did some gawking and it has possibilities. Here is the second half. Play the real song in your head a moment before reading on. It will help with the lyrics.



            In chapter three remember
            He’ll rub you in your pants

            In chapter four he fucks up
            But we give him one more chance

            Oh I wonder wonder who, be-doooo who
            Who, who showed that fool to tweet

            Trumpy, Trumpy, Trumpy
            I love you yes I do
            Well it says so right in your tweet
            That what you say is true

            Oh I wonder wonder who, be-doooo who
            Who, who showed that fool to tweet

            Trumpy, Trumpy, Trumpy
            I love you yes I do
            Well it says so right in your tweet
            That what you say is true

            Oh I wonder wonder who, be-doooo who
            Who, who showed that fool to tweet

  71. volodya October 30, 2018 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh dear me, false accusations against Mueller of sexual impropriety. Do not worry, dreadnought, the FBI will root this all out they will, these women were paid to make these accusations they were. That’s what Mueller and his crew are saying.

    But all this isn’t even passing strange, is it, given that we’re in this dreamscape of Russians under every bed, Russians colluding, Russians undermining, sexual assault victims coming out decades after the purported events, just before elections, just before confirmation votes.

    Just part of the civilizational decay, the retardification, the stupidifying. Move along, nothing to see here. Nothing you can do about it anyway.

    • Ol' Scratch October 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

      Hence Putin’s eternal smirk whenever any of this comes up. It’s all immensely flattering of course, but he has to be just dumbfounded at the utter stupidity of the American political class. Even as liars and propagandists they’re completely inept, a quality apparently only exceeded by the gullibility of the American “liberal left,” or what passes for that these days anyway.

  72. FincaInTheMountains October 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm #

    Finca August 3, 2018

    It was reported that Israel persuaded Russia to force the Iranian troops to leave Syria in exchange for mediation in the deal between Russia and the United States, according to which in the next few hours the US will struck at the empty barracks of the Syrian army, and Russia will receive economic assistance for several hundred billions dollars.

    kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/light-it-up-3/#comment-362994

    Donald Trump, October 28, 2018
    US President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that Russia has expressed a desire to receive economic assistance from the United States and also commended his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “I had a great meeting with Vladimir Putin, great meeting. I talked about everything, we will do great. And don’t forget — Russia wants our help economically. We have created such wealth. I have done a really good job – $11.7 trillion. Russia wants us to be involved. Everybody wants our help,” Trump said at a rally in the US state of Illinois.

    sputniknews.com/us/201810281069283786-usa-russia-economy-aid-trump-claims/

    • tucsonspur October 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm #

      Jim Cramer says that Jerome Powell wants Trump to lose. Trump marches on. Deficit in 2018 about $800+ billion. Debt about $21.5 trillion.

      More tax cuts promised. Again, it’s the increased jobs, increased revenue question. Maybe it will all work out if even the one legged, deaf mute, STD afflicted lepers have jobs.

      “We have created such wealth. I have done a really good job – $11.7 trillion”

    • FincaInTheMountains October 30, 2018 at 7:15 pm #

      The Federal Reserve is crushing the market. They had planned the coming of Hilly and their own prosperity a year ago. And here it is: a redhead surprise.

      The market was glamorous and Trump contributed to this, globalizma are also not fools not to use a profitable chance until they get Trump out. And he is staying, and staying and staying…. We too :).

      Now they are undercutting Trump’s achievements, which were financially appealing to voters.

  73. Pucker October 30, 2018 at 6:47 pm #

    Free Bill Cosby Now!

    • FincaInTheMountains October 30, 2018 at 7:04 pm #

      Would you agree to swap places with Bill Cosby if you were offered?

      • Pucker October 30, 2018 at 7:09 pm #

        Form of tightly-knit gang of armed Comedians….

      • Pucker October 30, 2018 at 7:13 pm #

        Bill Cosby is 81 years old. He’ll die in prison. No fucking Respect for successful elders. No respect for the Church.

        • pequiste October 30, 2018 at 7:51 pm #

          He should choke on some chitlins.

    • elysianfield October 30, 2018 at 8:21 pm #

      Puck,
      Yes, advanced age in prison is no defense…BBC today announced that Whitey Bulger was found beaten to death in his cell…89 years old….

      Of course, he ratted on the Mafia….

  74. Pucker October 30, 2018 at 7:08 pm #

    It’s all about Loyalty….

    Whitey Bulger got whacked in prison. Luck-of-The-Irish? Fuck the Wops! I read a book once about Whitey Bulger. He was a psychopath, but charismatic. I am part Irish. I could see myself lured into a South Boston Street Gang bound by blood loyalty. Fuck’n Guineas! I hope that they don’t whack Bill Cosby.