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Would fate permit it, the election of Hillary Clinton will be the supreme and perhaps terminal act in an Anything-Goes-And-Nothing-Matters society. Yet, even with the fabulous luck of running against a consummate political oaf, she struggles to get the upper hand, and she may land in the White House with the lowest voter turnout in modern history. And then her reward in office may be to dodge indictment for four years while the nation crumbles around her. This is the way the world ends: not with a bang or a whimper but with a cackle.

Imagine the scene following Hillary’s election. In order to salvage the last shred of its credibility, the Federal Reserve raises its overnight funds rate another quarter percent and crashes the last Potemkin semblance of a “recovering” economy, that is, the levitated stock markets. Tens of millions of retired individuals previously driven into them by zero interest rate policy are wiped out. Even more gravely, pension funds and insurance companies are destroyed, but not before their troubles trigger derivative contracts with big banks which then explode and expose the inability of counterparties to make good on their ends of the bet.

In a blind panic, the Federal Reserve reverses its policy in December, drops the Fed Funds interest rate back to 25 basis points and announces the grandest new round of “quantitative easing” (money printing) ever, while congress is coerced into voting for the greatest bailout of institutions the world has ever seen, along with a “one time” helicopter drop of a cool trillion dollars in the form of combined tax cuts and “shovel-ready infrastructure projects.” The media rejoices. The US Dollar tanks. Absolutely nobody wants US treasury bonds, bills, and notes. The pathetic remnant of the American middle class stares into the abyss. (If it looks hard enough, it sees the US government down there.)

We’re now living in the setup for this, treating the election shenanigans so far as just another sordid television entertainment. It’s more than that. It’s an engraved invitation to the worst crisis since the Civil War. The crisis may even feature events like a civil war with identity groups skirmishing around our already-ruined “flyover” cities just like the factions in Aleppo and Fallujah. Thank the “Progressive” Left for that. Believe me, history will blame them for chucking the idea of a unifying common culture onto the garbage barge.

And yes, for all our tribulations here in America, the rest of the world will be struggling with its own epic disorders. It remains to be seen whether they will lead to war as, say, the Chinese ruling party attempts to evade the crash of its own rickety banking system, and the inflamed millions of ruined “investors,” by starting a brawl with Japan over a few meaningless islands in the Pacific. Could happen. And, oh, is North Korea for real with its right out front nuclear bomb-and-missile program? What does the rest of the world plan to do about that?

You don’t even want to look at the Middle East. The grisly conflicts there of recent decades are just a prelude to what happens when the House of Saud loses its grip on the government. That will happen, and then the big question is whether Aramco can continue to function, or whether the critical parts of it end up damaged beyond repair as competing tribes fight over it. In any case, the world will begin to notice the salient fact of life in that part of the world: namely, that the Arabian desert, and much of the great band of arid territory on either side of it, cannot support the populations that mushroomed in the nutrient bath of the 20th century oil economy. And they won’t all be able to self-export to Europe either.

Speaking of that interesting region, around the same time Hillary sets up for intensive care in the third floor of the White House, the old order will be swept away across Europe. Farewell Merkel and Monsieur Hollandaise. Farewell to the squishy Left all over the place. Enter the hard-asses. You’d think if anything might unite that continent it might be the wish to defend secular freedom under the rule of law, but even that remains to be seen.

Yes, the world following 3Q 2016 is looking like one hot mess. If you remember anything, let it be this: the primary mission of your cohort of the human race is managing contraction. The world is getting wider and poorer again and the outcome everywhere will be determined by the success of people to manage their lives locally. The big things of this world — governments, corporations, institutions — are losing their traction and whatever we manage to rebuild will get done locally. In victory, Hillary may utterly cease to matter.

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation. His novels include World Made By Hand, The Witch of Hebron, Maggie Darling — A Modern Romance, The Halloween Ball, an Embarrassment of Riches, and many others. He has published three novellas with Water Street Press: Manhattan Gothic, A Christmas Orphan, and The Flight of Mehetabel.

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  1. ararboin August 29, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    You forgot to mention Hillary’s Inauguration Ball will be held at the Clinton Foundation building with all donations accepted.

  2. zekesdad August 29, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    So how do we prepare for this depressing state of affairs? Sell everything we own? For what, paper dollars? Stock up on guns ammunition, gold, and food?

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:09 am #

      I’d suggest spending more time with Zeke, and not getting all morbid (ie cut down on your dose of CFN).

      • Dumbedup August 29, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

        dannyboy is right. If we don’t start spending time building and strengthening our community and family there won’t be anything left long before any collapse.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 6:36 pm #

          He quoted your “Dannyboy is right” downstream -by itself and out of context. Don’t let him use you like this.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

            psst janos,

            i can hear you

    • Helix August 29, 2016 at 10:14 am #

      Land, preferably with a stream and some trees.

    • orbit7er August 29, 2016 at 10:46 am #

      Personally besides your own preparations I think it is most important to live in a community which will work together. My community is already a tightly knit Transit Village which has its own power backup donated by one of our residents. We do not have Community Gardens but we do have a 9 hole golf course which might serve that function in the future as well as lots of public shared spaces.
      By allying together we are the only town on our Rail Line which actually increased our train stops against Gov Christie’s relentless cuts. Transition Towns are the way to go!

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 11:11 am #

        GUIDE FOR PREPPERS

        Preparation #1: build a golf course…

        • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

          Long on Gold, diamonds, land and currency(USD)…Dannyboy

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

            see the Wisdom?

            now i got resources for that golf course!

      • hineshammer August 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

        With all of the pesticides and herbicides they lay on golf courses, I’d find somewhere else to start a garden.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

          i retract my golf course suggestion

    • Iananna August 30, 2016 at 7:24 am #

      I think that Samuel Clemens got it right though he could not have imagined the current imbroglio, “buy land, they ain’t making it anymore!”.

    • Layne August 30, 2016 at 11:25 am #

      I miss the old JHK, back when he was really funny. In way of redemption he should think about writing a novel centered on the private miscreations of the Huma-Hillary-Willy-Weiner Whitehouse of the future.

    • JimInFlorida August 30, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

      I think the biggest shocker to the prepper community will be when they discover that gold will be worthless and useless in the collapse.

      Unless the government declares gold to be an alternative legal tender, it is a speculative commodity that’s worth no more than what people will (or can) pay for it.

      If you are surrounded by impoverished barbarians, they won’t have the precious cash be able to buy your gold or even barter for it. You will be at the mercy of the coin dealers and other flippers who will Jew you down to half of what the Big Boys will pay them for your gold.

      The Federal Reserve Note is backed by the barrel of a gun and all the lies that can be stuffed into the breech. It is Belphegor’s money and is the only thing that will work WTSHTF.

  3. Piper Michael August 29, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    Locally James?
    We just had a man kill his wife and three kids, with a hammer…
    The only thing worse would be a 2nd Clinton presidency.
    My God, I just don’t give a shit anymore…
    Is that bad?
    Geronimo was right, “Today, is a good day to die.”

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:11 am #

      just love your wife and kids (if that is the case) or others in your life. It’s an antidote to “We just had a man kill his wife and three kids, with a hammer…”.

    • routersurfer August 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

      The Chief was right. Much better time to be old than young…30years from now the pain over why was lost will be a killer. Peace.

  4. uslabor August 29, 2016 at 9:50 am #

    The media rejoices?

  5. Loneranger August 29, 2016 at 9:55 am #

    In November everyone’s boundary of reality becomes the horizon.

  6. Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Re: Hillary versus Trump, Yves Smith is fond of observing that the Clintons have always been lucky in their enemies. Their luck seems to be holding just fine.

    Jim writes: The crisis may even feature events like a civil war with identity groups skirmishing around our already-ruined “flyover” cities just like the factions in Aleppo and Fallujah. Thank the “Progressive” Left for that. Believe me, history will blame them for chucking the idea of a unifying common culture onto the garbage barge.

    Jim, this is bullshit. When it comes to dividing Americans against each other on the basis of colour or identity, the culture fight engaged in by the Left since the 1960s is as nothing versus the lasting economic and racial legacy of the pre-Civil War era.

    Ex-slaves were denied full participation in the life of the country, especially the economic life. Reconstruction was aborted in the face of white psychosexual fears of rampaging black men. Within the limits imposed by the post-Civil War amendment, Jim Crow re-created slavery in all but name and the KKK enforced it with terror and extrajudicial murder. The New Deal coalition that changed the economic rules of the game for ordinary Americans very pointedly excluded blacks, who were redlined out of the possibility of home ownership or other means to accumulate wealth. The narrative of racial difference that both was fostered by and enabled the enslavement of a vast population has never died, and it lives and breathes today.

    Against this backdrop, multiculturalism is as a piddling ripple measured against a vast wave of injustice that just rolls on and on. What JHK is criticizing the progressive Left for is its fight against this narrative and for the inclusion of Americans of colour in the mainstream life of the country. What history may blame the Left for is abandoning the white working class in pursuit of this goal, leaving them to be picked up by the likes of Trump or worse so they could merge with and/or allow themselves to be co-opted by self-interested liberalism epitomized by the Clintons.

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 10:12 am #

      Your best post ever! Few recognize the depth of American terrorism and systematic oppression of African Americans post Civil War. Your post is on target.

    • Helix August 29, 2016 at 10:17 am #

      I’m thinking Fox “News”. It’s hard to imagine a more belligerent and vocal “us-against-them” vehicle.

    • Lawfish August 29, 2016 at 10:27 am #

      African American: a term coined by white liberal guilt-ridden privileged men to describe a black person. Because we can’t just say “black person.” We have to come up with a euphemism, one which assumes all black people come from Africa and that they’re all Americans. What are black people in Jamaica and Europe called?

      You’ve let your white guilt get the best of you.

      • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:30 am #

        You are correct.

      • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 11:03 am #

        Incorrect. The framing of black versus white was invented as a means of separating impoverished people from European backgrounds from impoverished-and-enslaved people from African backgrounds. The operative part of ‘African-American’ is American — to remind Americans of today that they are, or should be, one people and not two.

        • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 11:31 am #

          Exactly L. Ron! The only people dividing America are the hyphenated Alt-right.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

            Who said “only”? You’re just pivoting away from the case I’m making instead of taking it on on its merits.

      • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 11:33 am #

        “African American: a term coined by white liberal guilt-ridden privileged men to describe a black person. ”

        Law,
        The term “African American” was coined by militant blacks in the late 60’s. They were termed “negro” as a quasi-legal term for the demographic by whites and others…in polite society.

        • Lawfish August 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

          Wrong.

          aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/african-american-term-brief-history

          It’s embraced with sheer delight by rich white liberals.

          • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

            “In the 20th century, many black Americans shifted from colored to Negro to black and, most recently, to African-American, sometimes within one generation. “I’ve had to check several different boxes in my lifetime,” said Donna Brazile, former Democratic campaign manager in the 2000 presidential race. “In my birth certificate I’m identified as a Negro

            Jesus, Law, what part of the above do you not understand?

            I was in the Ghetto in the late 60’s when it’s use became “suggested”…where were you?

        • benr August 29, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

          I have a good friend who gets angry when someone says African American. He says if you where not born on Africa you have zero right to claim it.
          He is white as a lily and has bright blue eyes and speaks afrikans in short he is south African and has already seen the future unfold in his home country and now it’s happening again in his adopted country same rhetoric same nonsense same leftwing bullcrap.
          The only real difference is no one is getting tires filled with gas and lit on fire on their necks….yet.

    • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:30 am #

      Ah, the old injustice rant. Good luck with that. When the bottom drops out on this one, you ain’t going to make it carrying signs of Chairman Mao…..

    • orbit7er August 29, 2016 at 10:41 am #

      Hmm I don’t think it is the progressive Left in France which is calling for Muslim women to take off their burkinas….
      Also I believe it is the Deep State which has imprisoned whistleblowers like Chelsea Manning, forced Edward Snowden to take asylum in Russia while Julian Assange is still forced to hide out in the Ecuadorian Embassy It is the nutcases from the American Taliban who are leading to tragically high maternity death rates as they stop women from making decisions about their own bodies and sexuality.
      Yes, I agree there are still too many on the progressive left in thrall to Identity politics and demanding politically correct speech be enforced on some campuses. But this tendency is beloved by the Corporate Media and plutocrats since it detracts from the real issues of the endless Wars, and the domination of the planet for pluocrats profits.
      .

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      Are you suggesting Blacks didn’t rampage after the Civil War against the defeated and disarmed Southern Whites? And that when the Southerners asked for justice from the Occupation Authorities, they were laugher to scorn by the Social Justice Warriors of the day? Well history indicates otherwise – as do current events both here and in South Africa and indeed any place Blacks live.

      dailystormer.com/17-year-old-white-girl-missing-since-2009-discovered-to-have-been-fed-to-alligators…

      • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm #

        The self-pitying psychodrama of white supremacists wailing about “rampaging blacks” runs from that day to this. Walter B sees street performers doing comedy in Central Park and instantly it’s Zyklon-B and the guillotine. All of you need to come down off the ledge.

        • DaveNYC August 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

          You are a supremely ignorant man. Like most white liberals, you are in deep denial about the aftermath of the Civil War, likely stemming from reading too much Zinn, and the reality of the explosion of black on black and black on white crime in cities across the country starting in the late 60’s. The statistics are irrefutable and easily accessed online.
          I’ve found most white progressives can’t or won’t look at the overwhelming body of statistical evidence because doing so takes the air out of your empty moral posturing.
          Please tell us why every majority black city in the U.S., from Baltimore to Newark to Detroit, is a dysfunctional mess ? How is that post Apartheid utopia working out in S. Africa ?
          What about Zimbabwe, or Uganda or Haiti ?
          Why can’t black people run large municipalities or modern nation states without huge spikes in violence and rape and general incompetence and corruption.
          Why is it when the white people leave black people to their own devices, which is what black nationalists and their white enablers demand, the entire infrastructure that whites built quickly stumbles into ruin ?
          I already know what your answers will be, because as a white liberal you are incapable of radical honesty when it comes to dealing with the collective differences between blacks and whites without resorting to mindless repetition of marxist gibberish gleaned from years soaking up agitprop in the Nation/Counterpunch/MotherJones/leftist periodical of your choice.
          If you were an intellectually honest individual you would sit down, as I did when I was a young working class leftish honkey, and read Thomas Sowell and W.E.B. Dubois and Shelby Steel and dig into the reams of free online resources about Reconstruction written by folks who actually lived through it, even works by evil Southrons as well as by former slaves.
          Dealing honestly with the reality of vastly higher higher per capita rates of violence and general dysfunction in the black community does not make one a racist or a white supremacist.
          It makes one fully human.
          Until white liberals drop the white guilt baggage and realize they can come to a conclusion about race in the U.S. that differs from Black activists and Marxist academics and still like black people
          and want to see them succeed we, as a country, will never get past the past and create a better society.
          Making endless excuses for black misbehavior and heaping ridicule and contempt on whites who don’t want to live near violence or chaotic schools only serves to make you feel better about yourself in the moment. It doesn’t actually SOLVE any problems.
          White progressives have been in charge of racial policies and their implementation for 60 years, and by almost every metric the black community is worse of now than before the civil rights movement.
          Time to try something else.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

            you in my hood, Mr NYC?

          • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 6:43 pm #

            Well said, Dave.

          • Okay, okay. Its all Obama’s fault. Trying to take in the sweep of your analysis is difficult.

            Let me provide the counter argument that explains what we are seeing today.

            If you take young children, put them in unstable situations of constant stress, force them through a schooling system that brands them failures and worthless, what you end up is people that believe they have no stake in the social order. That explains why young black men aren’t properly socialized.

            EVEN IF your argument is that these people are “stupid”, the PURPOSE of socialization is the incorporation of “stupid” people into the social system. Otherwise, what you have is a system which merely punishes people for being stupid. I believe this IS our system of socialization and WHY our society has the problems it does. It caused them! It is not simply about race- as the punishment of “stupidity” is embraced across demographics.

            “Stupidity” I put in quotes because it is simply what everyone is coerced to believe- and it starts with rating and sorting children. This process is very well explained by John Holt, John Taylor Gatto, and others. Telling is the span of time that has elapsed since their criticisms and today. None of their ideas has breached the gap.

            We have a legacy of leaving unsolved problems to fester in this country and blaming the victims- here referring to classes of people, including children, of any race.

            The problem with your historical appropriation is that is explains absolutely nothing about our current social problems, except to illuminate the fact that our society has always had extreme problems and tends to let problems wind out to where they become huge tragedies and internal sustained conflict- that is something people should feel guilty about. It should shame people they’ve lived their whole lives without any idea these problems existed and got worse over their lives without any leadership or awareness to address the problem. Personal shame is an absolutely meaningless sentiment next to real people having real problems especially when we have no excuse in realizing those people’s problems are going to become our own because we all share a political economy.

            Ancient history is a bunch of stories that explains and predicts nothing. Kunstler’s futurism, as all futurism is highly amusing but not prescriptive of reality, and that is what makes it vital: because our negligence and wrong actions can impact our future. We can go forward with your theory of reality and end up in a future which matches the prescription, or we can try to apply better methods to try and end up at a different future. As it is, the status quo rules; its dominance predicts the future: and that future is unfolding- grading, sorting, and rating children and punishing people for stupidity. Whatever comes from that process will not be a result of any other theory of social organization. It will be more of the same, a cumulative worsening toward some dismal equilibrium.

      • outsider August 29, 2016 at 6:11 pm #

        Daily Stormer is a vile site and an embarrassment to the “Alt Right,” which, I’ve recently found, contains some creative thinkers and writers. (See Counter-Currents). The Alt Right is correct that empowering women has been a disaster for white society. Instead of steering all girls into careers in high school, they should be taught that there is no greater calling than raising children in an intact family with a hard working husband. And all would be healthier if women started having babies in their 20’s, not 30’s or beyond.

        • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

          Oh, a new label to be accepted as a put down. Screw that.

          Define or be defined.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 2:51 am #

          You people are trying to hijack the hot new meme. Nuthin doin’: it’s ours. We aren’t afraid to call a spade a spade. The races aren’t equal and Black are both dumb and ridiculous. Humor is a weapon you see – read your Alinsky.

          Many on CC read the Stormer and vice versa. There is no conflict when seen aright. They are intellectual and we are in attack mode via mockery. As Alinsky said, mockery is gold. In a couple of years the Stormer has gotten more coverage than decades of the Old Right. Now Amren and others are bathing in the light. Fine – but don’t pretend you did it.

          Your kind of self righteousness and virtue signaling is poison to the movement. You would turn Counter Currents into the National Review in no time if allowed. There are sits like that already.

    • Majella August 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

      Hi Elrond et al
      I have to recommend Joe Bageant’s seminal “Deer Hunting With Jesus”
      ( excerpt here – coldtype.net/Assets.07/Essays/0807.Joe.Book.pdf).

      Joe exposes the nastiness & cruelty of the feudal ‘lords’ of small-town America and the total lack of self-awareness of the working poor – the ‘rednecks’ as he defines them, who are not the ‘moocher’ class.

      The true ‘moocher’ class are the capitalists that drive wages down so low that the workforce are serfs, even less regarded than slaves (who at least had an economic exchange value) that their employees are reduced to poverty, stress, lack of access to medical care and reliance on the state welfare, much to their personal shame. Yet, they wouldn’t support a $15 minimum wage, because they believe the mythical bullshit of their masters, that this would be ‘bad for business’ and ‘cost jobs’. There’s no hope for the US when 40% of the population are ready to vote against their own best interests. the prognosticated COLLAPSE will be a welcome relief.

    • Dumbedup August 29, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

      We are the only currently existing nation on the planet to have conquered an indigenous people and taken their land, imported (kidnapped) and enslaved another race from another continent and then tried to normalize an ostensibly free and equal society around those legacies. It looks different in every part of the country, but like it or not that’s our common culture.

  7. pequiste August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    The fall of the House of Saud is my favorite pin-pull moment for the cataclysm that we all know in our guts is coming.

    Consider the endless possiblities: ISIS gets a whole country with lots of oil, military hardware and first-rate adjacent enemies in Iran and Israel. Petro-dollar immediately evaporates causing a shit firestorm on bourses worldwide. China takes some property it has had its eyes on for a while as does Russia.

    Yzlamik over-exuberance literally explodes overnight on five continents and martial law comes to a your town.

    More fun than a barrel of monkeys.

    And maybe Barry O. will have to stay just a little while longer in the Black (Lives Matter) House until things get stabilized, denying Hillary here turn and gaining the love and admiration of oppressed minorities everywhere as the first dictator of the USSA.

    Myself? No worries! I’m getting ready to celebrate next weekend’s Slave Labor Day holiday.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:14 am #

      “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.”

      “the love and admiration…”

      “Myself? No worries! I’m getting ready to celebrate next weekend…”

      Now you’re talkin’!

    • SteveO August 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

      I’m betting on the financial collapse before the house of Saud falls, in fact, the crash may precipitate the fall.

      Lots of governments will come down when the global financial system implodes. The US, China, Germany, the UK, name a developed country. Russia may well be the only one that is left standing because they’ve had a recent collapse and they have plenty of fossil fuels to keep the lights on.

  8. James Howard Kunstler August 29, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    Elron Hubbard says: What JHK is criticizing the progressive Left for is its fight against this narrative and for the inclusion of Americans of colour in the mainstream life of the country

    First of all Elron: don’t tell me what I mean. You refer to “the mainstream life of the country” — that’s what a common culture is, and that’s what the Left has militated to get rid of. –JHK

    • PostPeakRancher August 29, 2016 at 10:16 am #

      Jim, I would argue that the Left tried to broaden the common culture to include the historical experiences and subcultures of blacks, Hispanics and other minorities. The problem is that they did a crappy job of it through the vehicle of multiculturalism, combined with he fact that the Right fought them every step of the way.

      So decades later the Left is nothing but identity politics and the Right is full of seething racists who are angry and agitated over perceived slights and transgressions.

      • Helix August 29, 2016 at 10:18 am #

        Bullseye

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:23 am #

          copy that “Bullseye” about this:

          “the Right is full of seething racists who are angry and agitated over perceived slights and transgressions.” – PostPeakRancher

        • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 10:31 am #

          No. You folks either dont read crime reports or are willfully blind to what facts stated there.

          • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:40 am #

            Heyjackass.com

            The site for the most comprehensive reporting of crime in Chicago.

      • James Howard Kunstler August 29, 2016 at 10:27 am #

        PPRancher– Multiculturalism is the antithesis of a common culture.

        • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 10:37 am #

          ‘ the Chinese ruling party attempts to evade the crash of its own rickety banking system’—

          How bad is the Chinese banking system?

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

            can’t tell you until after i reduce my RMB exposure

        • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 11:21 am #

          Jim,

          PostPeakRancher is correct to say that “the Left tried to broaden the common culture to include the historical experiences and subcultures of blacks, Hispanics and other minorities.” That’s what multiculturalism means: not the denial of a common culture, but the expansion of the definition of that culture to include a wider variety of experiences.

          I wouldn’t try to ‘tell you what you mean’ — I hate it when people do that to me — but it’s a failure of vision to insist that the culture as you know it is the common culture, and require others to conform to it as a prerequisite to any further engagement. For example, you’ve taken African Americans to task for not conforming their speech and accents to your expectations of standard American speech. (In fact lots of them do precisely that, very consciously — it’s called ‘code switching’. Google it.) I’ve never known you to extend that requirement to any subgroup other than African Americans, though. (Think of the indecipherable Texas-lish spoken by the character Boomhauer on the TV show King of the Hill, for example.)

          Were you aware that multiculturalism was Invented in Canada? Maybe that why it works better in my home and native land than it seems to have worked anywhere else — we never got the point across to others that it’s about making the common culture as broad and various as we can manage. Yet, despite what various racists and bigots in this section will insist, Western values are not under threat in Canada.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 11:26 am #

            I want to add a final thought to what I said, about why Western values are not under threat in Canada. Immigrants to my country eagerly adopt Canadian values and identity. Why? Because we stretch our idea of ourselves to include them. We cut them in on the deal of being Canadian.

          • The right fostered cultural separatism, although it could be a capitalist phenomenon. The suburbs are a good example. Redlining was meant to separate haves and have nots as much as any racial program.

            About a decade ago I watched a round table of hoary old Heritage Foundation hacks discuss the defense of marriage. They all held the predictable line against gay marriage. There was one young guy among the suits who eloquently and patiently explained that if you excluded one class of people from participating, what you risk is the erosion of the institution you are trying to preserve. No one had a counterargument, and what followed was an slightly uncomfortable silence filled with the shifting of seats.

            Today multiculturalism exists alongside a sclerotic dominant culture which is economic and structural in nature, and not necessarily racist. This culture is for the corporate entities- the “bodies”, literally, the abstract yet real imperatives and prerogatives of economic activity.

            The economy doesn’t work for us; we work for the economy. It doesn’t bring us nice things, we sacrifice our assets and time to it. It is the perfect master and we are the perfect slaves.

            If the various multiply-extant organic cultures in fact go to war again, it will only be because the collective decision is made that this is what the economy desires.

          • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 11:39 am #

            ” — we never got the point across to others that it’s about making the common culture as broad and various as we can manage.”

            There is the problem, it is mismanaged – with purpose.

            “Only with so much societal chaos and police pandemonium, racial tension and religious strife, economic depression and financial hardship, governmental lawlessness and political anarchy can the 1% keep the 99% distracted from their multi-decade crime spree.”

             The definition of CFN.

            cosmicconvergence.org/?p=15677#more-15677

          • erikSF99 August 29, 2016 at 2:52 pm #

            Standard American Speech is a must for modern office work. I’ve worked in insurance for 30 years. Insurance is one of the last professions you can step into with any university degree. They just want people who can read and write and think. Training is still almost exclusively on the job.

            It’s an amazingly egalitarian industry. Women, Blacks, Filipinos are well represented from paperwork to brokers to heads of offices and companies.

            The top determinants of how far you get, or the top level you get limited to, are the closeness to which you speak standard English and your competency at expressing yourself in writing and speaking.

            It is not hard to believe that this rule applies in all service industries that take place in office settings.

            And ever since I’ve been indulging in Netflix and watching TV series, which I never used to do, one sees that the same hierarchy of standard English applies in most TV shows–also without regard to subgroup membership.

            Standard English is our common culture and it is the mainstream. Speaking any other way is cutting yourself off from opportunities.

        • AHtheHumanity August 29, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

          Most successful common cultures would be. Militaristic. Every one wears the the uniform andagrees on set of behaviors that accomplish great projects and campaigns.

          Then your have the corporate cultude on the civilian side. These two big groups are clashing along with the old people vs. youth cultures. Pop music plays a big role in mass cultures and we are seeing how technology is being used to disseminate culture in weird ways…like a bootleg culture and a rogue culture.

      • Cavepainter August 29, 2016 at 11:29 am #

        Hold on a minute,…..all this hand wringing about what transpired in the past (you know, repent, repent, repent you evil White folks) is distracting from how narrowed have become options at this point. As JHK has just described prospect for survival at all for any part of humanity is getting more sketchy every moment. Managing to achieve just that even in the US — divided as we’ve become as a nation — offers dismal prospect. Wallowing in grievances about the past at this point is equivalent to the proverbial “deck chairs on the Titanic”. It just so happens (and that’s not just a figure of speech) that if, as a nation, we can come to terms with the gravity of the human predicament at this juncture in history we might be able to re-establish NATIONHOOD here enough to stabilize population to within sustainability of native resources. The North American continent is one of the few remaining places where pulling off such a feat remains feasible. But slight, mind you. It is worth noting that across history no nation has gained superiority of strength without exercising it to dominate for resources over others within reach — that’s human behavior.

        • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 11:52 am #

          Thank You cavepainter. I have saved this remark and will share it with my children.

        • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

          It’s one thing to “wallow in grievance”, another to recognize how the past led to the present and what that means for us today. Did you see the movie Magnolia? I liked the line: “We may be through with the past, but the past is not through with us.”

          • Cavepainter August 29, 2016 at 1:05 pm #

            Perspective on history is ongoing academic necessity, yes, especially for recognizing the greatest of human folly has always come from indulging reassuring myths that contradicted objective reality. Relative to humanity’s present predicament I speaking of the religious fervor of the Left today — removed from practical reality no less than has been historic religious faith. Its a peculiar neurotic combination of narcissism and masochism, but just as fixed on avoiding inevitable outcomes as are devout prayers for miracles. And, no less hysterical.

          • DaveNYC August 29, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

            I replied to one of your comments above, but now I know why your so insufferably self righteous….
            You’re Canadian !!!!
            The Canadian model of state enforced multiculturalism “works”, for the time being, precisely because Canada never had slavery, although you wouldn’t know it judging by the sold out “white privilege” conferences the Ontario teachers association hold every year.
            Anglicized Canadians love wallowing in white guilt… it’s essentially a religious phenomenon, allowing post modern, deracinated whites a chance to feel holy and superior to the dirty working class ethnics who still hold onto their traditional faiths and cultural antagonisms.
            As far as your multicultural utopia is concerned, get back to me in 20 years when Vancouver and Toronto are overwhelmingly Asian/Muslim/African and “goodwhites” like you are a tiny, beleaguered minority with no voice in municipal elections.
            I say all this as someone with a Canadian wife who visits Toronto several times a year.
            Oh, and by the way, the homicide rate rises year after year in T.O., and more than 80% of the murders are being committed by black men, who make up 5% of the population of Ontario.
            Is slavery to blame for the increase ?

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

            DaveNYC: “The Canadian model of state enforced multiculturalism ‘works”, for the time being, precisely because Canada never had slavery’.

            Untrue. Of course Canada had slavery. Upper Canada (present-day Ontario) abolished import of slaves in 1793, and declared all slaves free in 1819, although the practice remained legal until Britain’s Parliament abolished it throughout the Empire in 1834. Contrast this with the old South, which clung to the hateful institution for nearly another half century and was ultimately only defeated with violence.

            This goes to an important cultural difference that I’ve been highlighting. Canada has no tradition of “defence of white womanhood” or other such nonsense because the cult of patriarchy and aristocracy that ruled the antebellum South had no analog here. Even though my country did indeed have slavery, there’s no trumped-up tradition of blacks running wild when they were set free — because, guess what, when they were set free nobody ran wild. What was different in the South? The slaves were no different from the ones here: it was the psychodrama of the defeated slaveowners. In other words, when multiculturalism works, it’s because people are dealing with reality, not centuries-old racial anxieties.

            DaveNYC: “Oh, and by the way, the homicide rate rises year after year in T.O.”

            No it doesn’t. The highest number of total homicides in Toronto in recent years was 86 in 2007. Since then, annual homicide rates have decreased steadily to a low of 55 in 2015. This Wikipedia page cites statistics direct from the Toronto Police Service, so don’t talk out of your ass.

            DaveNYC: “… and more than 80% of the murders are being committed by black men, who make up 5% of the population of Ontario.”

            The Toronto Police Service doesn’t aggregate crime stats by race — just check out this Breitbart article mocking the Toronto Star over the issue. Therefore I call this number utter bullshit unless or until you cite me a source.

            Your move, DaveNYC.

        • shotho August 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

          Right! It seems that many on this site today do not understand the necessities of human nature and where that inevitably leads; their utopias keep getting in the way. Oh,maybe the ones in Canada who are so wise and have such a noble society understand, but then they have always leeched off America in their splendid isolation.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

            “… [T]he central fact of Canadian history [is] the rejection of the American Revolution. What won the American Revolution was the spirit of entrepreneur capitalism, an enthusiastic plundering of the natural resources of a continent and an unrestricted energy of manufacturing and exchanging them. In A Search for America… Grove speaks of there being two Americas, an ideal one that has something to do with the philosophy of Thoreau and the personality of Lincoln, and an actual one that made the narrator a parasitic salesman of superfluous goods and finally a hobo. At the end of the book he remarks in a footnote that his ideal America has been preserved better in Canada than in the United States.” — Northrop Frye

            I think of Canada as the United States if it had been free of the pernicious sickness of the slave culture of the Old South. We’re hardly perfect here, but we are free of the legacy of that nastiness which you’re still dealing with a century and a half later. Make of that what you want.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

            No, you’re consumed with guilt and in reaction to that, committed to making Whites an oppressed minority and Canadian Culture a dead letter.

            You have no self knowledge at all and don’t even realize what you are doing or how deeply you hate – and don’t know/don’t care about the nature of your Muslim Allies just as so long as they bring you victory over your brothers. You are Cain, Sméagol, and Grendel all in one.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

            Don’t forget Judas and Brutus. And George Washington, who rebelled against his lawful king and sovereign. Oh, and Prince Lobkowitz, who stopped paying Beethoven his annuity. Dastards all.

          • DaveNYC August 29, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

            This is directed at Elrond- my God, did you even look at the actual stat tables provided by the TPS ?
            A significant increase in 2016 so far, as well as numerous news articles discussing the issue.torontopolice.on.ca/statistics/ytd_stats.php
            I will respond in more detail later, suffice it to say you are incorrect.
            As far as the issue of slavery in Canada, you are being extremely disingenuous, as the bulk of slavery in Canada was carried out by aboriginals both before and after European settlement.
            More on this issue tomorrow… I have to put the kids to bed.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

            DaveNYC: You can spare yourself any trouble regarding slavery that supposedly happened among aboriginal Canadians, as that clearly has nothing whatsoever to do with today’s society. That would amount to a finger-pointing red herring at best.

            At minimum I expect you to justify your claim that >80% of homicides in Toronto are committed by black men. Cite a primary source or a reputable media outlet.

        • ozone August 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

          Excellent, Cavepainter.
          If we combine your trenchant comment with those of messianicdruid and L’il Debs Great Truthiness, we have an accurate *holistic* outline of our current situation.
          To me, this is very, very important because distractions abound! (And yes, also quite purposely…)

        • ednguyen August 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

          “That’s human behavior” only since patriarchy extinguished matriarchy which is known for cooperation throughout mamallian species.

      • outsider August 29, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

        I guess, PP Rancher, that everyone to the Right of you must be a “seething racist.” So all Trump supporters are racist, right? As a (privileged?) conservative White Male, I am hurt by your comment. You’ve committed a “micro aggression” against me. Shame.

        • PostPeakRancher August 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

          I didn’t say “all”. I said “full of”. Man, you people are so touchy. I made a very generalized statement that pointed out negatives of the current left and current right; and you, shotho and Skorenzy get your panties in bunch over the (purposely misinterpreted) comment about the right.

          Why can’t you guys ever engage in thoughtful dialog and not sink to petty name calling and childish behavior?

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

            “Why can’t you guys ever engage in thoughtful dialog and not sink to petty name calling and childish behavior?” – PostPeakRancher

            WHY, WHY, WHY?

          • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

            “thoughtful dialog”

            “WHY, WHY, WHY?”…Dannyboy

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:09 pm #

            “dannyboy is right.”

            Dumbedup
            August 29, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

      • shotho August 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

        Right, just call me a “seething racist”. Sticks and stones . . . . .

      • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

        Perceived? That’s a linguistic trick Obama uses too. Did you get it from him or is it common intellectual property?

        Whites are a People and have every bit as much right to advocate for their rights as long as America lasts – which wont be very long obviously thanks to people like you. A Universal Nation is a contradiction in terms by definition. But I grant you it’s an illusion many of the Founders were enamoured with. The Left merely took up the cudgel they left lying around and proceeded to beat America to death.

    • orbit7er August 29, 2016 at 10:51 am #

      I will just quote from the eminent folk observer Pete Seeger from the song “All Mixed Up”

      “You know this language that we speak,
      Is part German, Latin and part Greek
      Celtic and Arabic all in a heap,
      Well amended by the people in the street
      Choctaw gave us the word “okay”;
      “Vamose” is a word from Mexico way.
      And all of this is a hint I suspect of what comes next.
      I think that this whole world
      Soon mama my whole wide world
      Soon mama my whole world
      Soon gonna be gettin’ mixed up.
      Soon mama my whole world
      Soon mama my whole wide world
      Soon mama my whole world
      Soon gonna be gettin’ mixed up.
      I like Polish sausage, I like Spanish rice,
      And pizza pie is also nice
      Corn and beans from the Indians here
      Washed down by German beer
      Marco Polo traveled by camel and pony,
      He brought to Italy, the first macaroni
      And you and I as well as we’re able,
      We put it all on the table”

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 11:14 am #

        Pete Seeger bumper sticker on my Ride:

        “There is no hope
        but i may be wrong”

        cheer up

    • shotho August 29, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      There is no viable society without a common culture; agreed upon values and norms which are then reasonably sanctioned. A society without those things will simply devolve into indiscipline and lethal division. Culture and society are not the same thing.

      • beantownbill. August 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm #

        Your comment makes me think of my grandmother, who immigrated here from Russia in 1921. She never learned to speak much English and couldn’t read or write. Yet she fit in to American society with no problems, and I always thought of her as a typical person who just spoke funny and happened to be born in Europe. No big deal. Quite a big difference from today’s immigrants, who apparently don’t want to assimilate. They’re encouraged to come here by those whose political interests don’t include assimilation. That’s why immigration now is so structurally different.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

          Oh c’mon: she lived in a neighborhood with other little old ladies just like herself. She never had to – others handled the outsiders. Her sons and grandsons acculturated for her.

          • beantownbill. August 29, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

            Oh, please, Janos, did you ever meet my grandmother? No? Then shut your mouth.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 2:56 am #

            She could hardly speak English and couldn’t write it – yet she fit in well. You posed a paradox and I explained it. You don’t like it. You prefer your dumb mystery. Now I’m oppressing your grandmother? Dumber still.

  9. K-Dog August 29, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    “The Obama administration expects to reach its target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees within this fiscal year — October 1 — as early as Monday, according to a senior US official.
    As of Sunday 9,902 Syrian refugees have been resettled in the US in the period running from September 30 of last year through now.” – CNN

    The US is not about to manage contraction or anything else. Europe will not be alone in accepting new self-exports and a wave of Syrian ethnic restaurants will soon be appearing across the land. Delusion over America’s ability to handle the future is alive and well. A common culture of babble is our future.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:16 am #

      “America’s ability to handle the future is alive and well.” – K-Dog

      Super! In with you on this.

  10. wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    “In victory, Hillary may utterly cease to matter.” –JHK

    Exactly. And that is how good government functions, efficiently in the background. Hillary is a policy wonk. We won’t know the names of who runs the Post Office, the Social Security Administration, etc. and that won’t matter. We just know they work.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:17 am #

      A Great Leader follows her peeps

      • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

        Why did Huma ever hook up with Tony? Just using him to get influence I assume. Now she doesn’t need him anymore because she’s high up in the Party.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

          love?

        • outsider August 29, 2016 at 6:41 pm #

          Huma Abedin was born in Kalamazoo, MI. Her parents returned to Saudi Arabia when she was two, and she spent her childhood there until returning to the US to go to college. So, she’s more eligible to run for POTUS than Ted Cruz. I suspect she’s probably a Hillary clone, but I’d still prefer her as president over the Chosen One. I forget the exact quote, but Huma allegedly said that Hillary can get easily confused. If Hillary does get elected, Huma will serve as Hillary’s brain.

  11. orbit7er August 29, 2016 at 10:05 am #

    Hmmm well after just listening to the Kirk Bostrom podcast with his total misunderstanding of what Keynes actually proposed and praise for the Market Mageteer, Ludwig Von Mises, I can see where James has gone off the Rails. But then so have Paul Krugman and a plethora of mainstream conventional economists claiming that the Fed printing money and giving it to banksters is “Keynesianism”. Keynes actually proposed that only the GOVERNMENT and the PUBLIC SECTOR could resolve the Great Depression with its failure of demand. The EU Troika, the US and Japan for the most part have been doing just the opposite of public investment instead they have been funneling money by the trainloads from the public sector, starved for funds, into the private sector banks and stock market.
    Then the EU cannibalizes public assets like Greek public transit, ports and other public assets for purely private profits. Likewise with the US which now is 19th worst in the industrialized world for something as basic as electrical power as US infrastructure is stripmined and allowed to wither on the vine.
    What we need is just the opposite – the Private part of the legendary “Public-Private parnership” is that the private Corporations and billionaires pay their taxes. Which then goes to invest in the Green Transition we need in the age of Peak Oil and Climate Change of shared Green Public Transit, public schools, public health, public libraries and the 100th Anniversary of public parks open to all, shared by all, and conserving resources via sharing instead of decimating the planet for things like the Sultan of Brunei’s 5,000 private cars.
    It was interesting going to the Morristown’s Washington’s Headquarters, the first National Historical Park, that once again as with public schools, fire departments, the first public secular University, that the US was the first country in the world to establish public National Parks. The founders believed in the COMMONWEALTH development of shared public assets which would foster long-term economic growth and public welfare, not forests restricted to the King, or cannibalization of public assets for solely private gain.
    But in the propaganda we have been sold over and over by the plutocrats about “free markets” by Ludwig Von Mises and his ilk, we never hear about this aspect of US history.
    So like California, which raised taxes and has gone from being one of the US most indebted States to a surplus while also wisely investing in High Speed Rail, restoring transit to LA, solar and steps toward the Green Transition, the US will manage OK if we do the same…

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      “So like California, which raised taxes and has gone from being one of the US most indebted States to a surplus while also wisely investing in High Speed Rail, restoring transit to LA, solar and steps toward the Green Transition, the US will manage OK if we do the same…”

      Power to The People!

      • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 10:38 am #

        Kali-Fornia is the bow of the Titanic, not the leader at the vanguards.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:49 am #

          i’m talking about CALIFORNIA, not some mythical “Kali-Fornia”

          p.s. Kali-Yuga nas within itself, the seed of Sat-Yuga. I Am That

      • Lawfish August 29, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

        California. Ha! Check with us in 20 years when there’s no water and no electricity from Hoover dam. Growing food in a desert was never a good idea.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

          tell that to the mommas & poppas

          • daveed August 30, 2016 at 11:31 am #

            You’d be “safe and warm…..if you lived in L.A.”!

    • lsjogren August 29, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      you lost me here:

      “Which then goes to invest in the Green Transition we need in the age of Peak Oil and Climate Change of shared Green Public Transit, public schools, public health, public libraries and the 100th Anniversary of public parks open to all, shared by all, and conserving resources via sharing instead of decimating the planet for things like the Sultan of Brunei’s 5,000 private cars.”

      There is no green transition. Viable alternatives to fossil fuels do not exist. It is a hail mary that we will have them when fossil fuels decline. Right now there is not even research in progress that suggests a small chance of coming up with alternatives by the time they are needed.

      Without fossil fuels, forget about your transit, your pubic schools, your public health, public libraries, and so forth. For transit at best you are looking at donkey carts. For public health, a return to leeches and prayer. For public schools- mud huts without heating or air conditioning.

      I am all for massive research into fossil fuel alternatives. Even if that is pursued, I believe the odds are extremely small of finding alternatives that could lead to anything close to the amenities of modern life that the developed world has achieved through fossil fuels.

      No, the more likely scenario is not the green streetcars and health care, but rather the massive die off of most of a human population that exists solely because the temporary availability of millions of years worth of stored energy in the form of fossil fuels.

      • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 10:40 am #

        Obamas ‘Shovel ready Green Jobs’ were one more sick fantasy.
        But cost the tax payers billions.

        • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:41 am #

          They were “Shovel-ready Bullshit Green Jobs soon to ending”.

          The US economy has little to show for them.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:49 am #

            somebody got paid

          • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 10:51 am #

            This is for Danny, how do I spell Solyndra?

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:55 am #

            Solyndra

            You’re welcome.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

            Laxative?

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

            correct spelling, j

            take another one as your prize

            take the whole box as THE GRAND PRIZE

            what a winner we have here on CFN!

      • orbit7er August 29, 2016 at 11:18 am #

        The Dutch already provide 50% of the energy for their Electric Rail from renewable energy sources NOT oil. By 2018 the Dutch have concrete plans to provide 100% of the power for their Electric Rail from carefully dispersed renewable sources like windmills, solar and hydro from various countries. See

        railway-technology.com/features/featuremichel-kerkhof-of-eneco-discusses-the-dutch-rail-networks-ren…

        So yes it can be done if we wisely use Grid Electric Rail instead of 300 million private automobiles…

        • dweebus August 30, 2016 at 10:12 am #

          Whilst I agree that wisely chosen infrastucture projects b would be a boon to both the economy and lowering GHGs, I would caution you against getting over-excited about the Dutch experience. They are a tiny country compared to us.

          I tend to agree with Jim that regular passenger rail needs to be restored before we go all gaga over all-electric high-speed.

          That type of a system only makes sense for urban public transit and short haul high speed runs between densely populated urban centers (Acela).

          Anyways, the diesel electric locomotive is super efficient. It is an electric train. The powerplant is just onboard as opposed to being a remote nuke/gas/coal plant or a giganticized wind farm or solar PV plantation. There is a huge question whether a 100% renewable grid is even possible. It looks unlikely.

          A better model might be the “high speed” Amtrak CHI-STL run. The old UP line was upgraded to allow th em to run at 110mph. (concrete ties and such). It is comfortable, conveniant, and cheap. Best of all, no incessant ATC delays at O’Hare and no long TSA lines.

    • orbit7er August 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

      Michael Hudson has another analysis which is more accurate about what has happened to the economy not based on the free market cornucopian fantasies of Ludwig Von Mises praised by Kirk Bostrom:

      counterpunch.org/2016/08/26/finance-is-not-the-economy/

  12. dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    “Yet, even with the fabulous luck of running against a consummate political oaf, she struggles to get the upper hand, and she may land in the White House with the lowest voter turnout in modern history. ”

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

    But the Crisis of A Potential Trump Candidacy will guarantee votes. I saw Julia Roberts do that last night.

    • outsider August 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      dannyboy, I don’t think I agree with Mr. K on that one – “lowest voter turnout in modern history.” The coming debate(s) will be the most watched in history, only because of Trump. When people are engaged they go to the polls. This may be the highest voter turnout ever. If it is, Trump wins!

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

        outsider, I don’t think I can agree on that one – When people are engaged

        not “engaged”…riled

        • outsider August 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm #

          Huh? You spelled it (engaged) the same way twice. I don’t get it.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

            in gagged

            better?

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 8:03 am #

            try “enraged”

            best

  13. VyseLegendaire August 29, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Hillary Clinton will not be the president, she has no chance in hell of winning.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:20 am #

      I have wagered $10Gs on the opposite outcome as you predict. I am already celebrating.

      • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:33 am #

        At Ladbrokes?

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:39 am #

          with the Boys

          • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:43 am #

            So in other words, nowhere?

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:50 am #

            yes, you are always right, again

            and still right

            right on

            righto!

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:52 am #

            or……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

            nytimes.com/interactive/2016/08/29/us/politics/at-least-110-republican-leaders-wont-vote-for-donald-…

          • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 11:04 am #

            As the NY Times reports, even the staunchly right neoconservatives see a bright future with Hillary.
            Her legions of American patriots are swelling!

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Hillary is leading by 3-7 percentage points, and it grows every day.
      She will be going in to November as our clear favorite!

      • outsider August 29, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

        Ah, but the war loving neo-cons are now history in the GOP that Trump has thankfully blown up. Trump ran against 14 of them (plus non neo-cons Rand Paul and Gentle Ben Carson), and beat them all handily. Thinking people on the Right are sick unto death of the neo-cons, who have caused this country nothing but endless war and unpayable debt. That’s why these infiltrators have gravitated to Hillary and the Dems, who no longer have an anti-war Left. Good riddance to them. I’d rather see Trump lose than to lay down in bed with those vermin.

    • SteveO August 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

      Is that because of the “secret Trump voters” who are too afraid of Hillary’s black helicopters to admit to the pollsters they support Trump?

    • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

      You underestimate the POWER of the computerized voting machines! The Machines put Lord Bush and Viceroy Cheney into power and kept them there for eight years. Obama, however, called down the power of Lies and Illusion to herd the Sheep but, that power is exhausted.

      With the illusions dispelled, and the lies uncovered, it is Hillary’s turn to take hold of the Sacred Code and bid it to do her will. The Dark Armies of coders stand by to elevate The Wicked Witch to the Throne as they do arcane things to the Voting Machines that no mortal can comprehend.

      • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

        I thought it was Darth Cheney.

  14. malthuss August 29, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    Jim,

    Do you check Drudge?
    Story there of an ugly 123,000,000 Quarterback who feels that
    ‘Blacks are oppressed.’

    That rarity, a black or mulatto Quarterback.

    • San Jose August 29, 2016 at 10:57 am #

      Ahh, you speak of Colin Kapernick! Member of a team known at my house as the 40-whiners.

      Jen

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 11:09 am #

        “40-whiners”

        That’s good!

        …but i thought that was the CFN Commenters.

      • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 11:54 am #

        Rich whiners. Some people are chronic malcontents.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

          misspelled “winners”

          • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

            Dannyboy,
            So you pretend to “Q”‘s affliction? All the pedantry, only without the charm….

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

            e-baby,

            I am who I am

            and that’s who I am

      • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

        I admire what Colin Kaepernick did, knowing the pushback he was going to get. He could have gone along to get along and enjoyed his millions, or he could have stepped up for what he thought was right and taken people’s crap for it. He stepped up.

        I’m sure Kim Davis can relate (and to give her her due, she didn’t have millions to fall back on).

        • outsider August 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm #

          Personally, I’m not a fan of the Anthem being sung before every game, be it pro, college, or high school. Surely many players, whites included, get tired of it. But the problem here is that Colin, as a Q-back, is a leader of the team. Sitting it out, while somewhat admirable to me, is very divisive and the last distraction a team needs. Remember the old saw, there is no “I” in team.

        • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

          Name majority Black lands where Blacks are better off.
          Oppressed yr dumb ass.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

            That’s a false comparison. Show me an America cured of its racial divisiveness and we’ll see who ends up better or worse off on even ground.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

            And when Communism fails to deliver it’s always because “it wasn’t tried”. Maybe it wasn’t tried because it fails upon delivery. It can’t have a track record – even of failure – because it just doesn’t run enough to get into the race. Thus your Platonic Illusion remain inviolate. Communism is a Isis, an Eternal Virgin. And you are one of Her humble devotees. Such proud humility, so different from the humble pride of those who dwell in Willoughby….

        • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 7:12 pm #

          “stepped up for what he thought was right”

          Pederasts founded NAMBLA…they thought they were right also…where’s the love, Elrond?

  15. dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 10:31 am #

    “a consummate political oaf” – Kunstler

    ‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias

    nytimes.com/2016/08/28/us/politics/donald-trump-housing-race.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_nn_2016…

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

      Why though? Because Blacks are a bad bet, be it for real estate, insurance, or having one as your doctor. You probably do the same thing in a quiet way. All sensible people do. Didn’t Israel support the boycott of South Africa – and then do business on with them on the qt anyway?

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

        I’ll have to go with malthuss’ comment:

        “Some people are chronic malcontents.”
        August 29, 2016 at 11:54 am #

  16. WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 10:32 am #

    The scene following Hillary’s election will be one of jubilation and hope.

    Hillary is the leader and states-person we need in these tumultuous times.

    I’m with her!

    • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:34 am #

      They said the same thing about Comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe. Check how that’s worked out. Good luck.

      • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 10:40 am #

        Mr. Mugabe has done a fine job in arresting control of Zimbabwe from the clutches of colonialism. Life for the average Zimbabwean is better!

        • shabbaranks August 29, 2016 at 10:45 am #

          LOL. Your knowledge of Zimbabwe passed its shelf life in 1992. Not even close. The country has 90% unemployment, no currency of its own, virtually no manufacturing of any real size and is run by a kleptocracy of the order of North Korea.

          Get up to date.

        • pequiste August 29, 2016 at 11:42 am #

          Thank you wpa-ccc,

          This comment is the DEAD-GIVEAWAY that exposes you as either a complete and utter imbecile, paid troll, or crystal- meth addict with a typing problem thrown in ( or a combination of all three.)

          • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 11:52 am #

            “Bless your heart!”

            Nikki Haley, a fine Republican, after a Trump attack.

          • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 11:55 am #

            Please note WPA CCC is not wpa_ccc.

            I did not make the Zimbabwe post.

          • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

            wpa_ccc, I suspect one of your colleagues in the Bryn Mawr Women’s Studies Department is playing games with you! Did you forget to make your donation to the LGBTQ Club on campus???

            The fake WPA CCC sounds like you but, obviously isn’t.

  17. Richo August 29, 2016 at 10:39 am #

    Whoever wins, will at some point, wish they hadn’t

    • Yuri Sowryteski August 29, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

      sooner and later.

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

        that’s the timeline for EVERY PREDICTION on CFN.

        “In the long run we’re all dead” – John Maynard Keynes

        • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

          There were 500 witnesses who would say Keynes is wrong.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:15 pm #

            all CFN Commenters?

  18. Walter B August 29, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    Yes James the initial skirmishing of the next Civil War is well underway both in cites around the country like St. Louis, Baltimore, Milwaukee and so many other places. Heck, I even witnessed an interesting display of it just yesterday right in Central Pak NY, just across from the Bethesda Fountain. A sizeable crowd was formed around three brown guys in red shorts and athletic shoes who were doing “acrobatics” of one sort of another, talking it up to the crowd in some kind of “show” for their “entertainment”. My wife and daughters wandered closer to see better, while I stayed off to the side with my old friend who we were visiting. Talking mostly to each other but still paying sideways attention to the three, we started watching more closely after we heard them singling out people to join them in the center of the “stage” to be part of their act as a line of men over which they were planning to jump over or something like that. The cool part was that they not only chose a dozen white guys, but called them all out of the crowd as “he you, tall white guy” or hey little white guy” and then not only lined them up in a row, face to back down the line by physically manipulating them, but at the same time slapped their butts or wacked them in the arms and sides to move them into place. Of course they made quite a few demeaning commentaries on their appearance and such to the thrill of the crowd and when one of the white guys was asked to take a bow and only slightly nodded his head downward, one of the players reached behind this guy’s head and bobbed his head up and down with vigor, once again to the glee of those watching.

    It was at this point that my wife looked back at me as I just happened to be asking my friend if the civil next war had already started as I passed onto his island, and I told her that we were leaving immediately which we did. I guess in the city anything is ok and everything is fun and all, but to me, degrading other human beings in the fashion that these clowns were doing it was appalling. The scary part was that the stupid white people not only sat there like cows and took it, but that the crown loved it as much as the brown guys enjoyed their part in the whole sorry event.

    I was fortunate to not be around to watch the cheering crowds react to the next fallen head on the Paris guillotine or hear the laughter of those dropping the Zyklon-B canisters down the vent shafts in Berkenau but somehow after yesterday I have the uneasy feeling of history beginning to repeat itself and not for the better. Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we’re so glad you can attend, step inside, step inside….

    • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 12:15 pm #

      Oh my goodness! From buskers in Central Park to Zyklon-B in a single move? How very… acrobatic.

      • Walter B August 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

        Buskers? You guys already have a cute little handle placed on such behavior? Wow, all I know that if I were to line up 12 brown guys and pull the same crap I would be call a racist and would probably have been killed on the spot to the cheers of the crowd. In this world most people can barely see what is right there in front of their face, much less than what is coming down the pike at them. In the Europe of the late 1930’s there were about 300k people that saw past their own nose end and got out of Dodge while over 6 million saw nothing and went about their business as usual. Perhaps this was a good example of Natural Selection, right?

        • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

          If your precious racial identity is so fragile that it can be threatened by people performing in public for tips, there’s no helping you.

          • CrusherMuldoon August 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

            Yep that was the best audition for a Darwin Award in many a moon.

      • shotho August 29, 2016 at 1:03 pm #

        Idiot, he’s talking about the degradation of human beings, wherever that may happen.

        • Walter B August 29, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

          Thank you for being able to perceive the real point! Unfortunately It is not considered degradation by those who perpetrate it and apparently there are some here who enjoy degrading their fellow (though not in their minds perhaps) humans.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

            Walter, I swear to you that insult comedy and genocide are not the same thing. Really! Honest! It’s actually possible to tell them apart, as long as you’re not burdened with an irrational fear of black men. That’s why Don Rickles is a free man.

          • Walter B August 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

            I grew up in Newark, New Jersey and then Plainfield during the riots in the late 60’s Rondo and I have and do associate with far more brown men than white ones. They are far less neurotic, and far less likely to try to screw you out of your retirement account or profit from banking fraud like the fancy white boys in the High Towers. I just play a different game than those of you who think you are better than everybody else and I treat humans respectfully no matter what shade of beige they assume . Perhaps I am foolish to hope to expect the same from others.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

            I’ll just reiterate my initial observation, which remains permanent:

            Step one: Guys doing a comedy act in the park.
            Step two: Zyklon-B.

            Just give it some thought.

          • Walter B August 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

            Hey D-O,

            Step One – Public abuse in park

            Step 6 (or 7, or 8) kill off those who you hate.

            So you are only capable of seeing two steps at a time? Don’t feel bad, there are many short sighted people out there.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

            Pertinent, not permanent. *sigh*

      • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:12 pm #

        You see? Your attitude of siding with Non-Whites in any and all cases empowers them and eggs them on to greater and greater acts of disrespect and criminality. Of course this is just a “little” thing – but one indicate of a profound malaise. Your mockery answers nothing but merely indicates your complete lack of good faith and respect for your political opponents. Those who can’t talk communicate in other ways. You refuse to engage in dialogue and therefore you are the typical Leftist you pretend to criticize.

        • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

          Janos, this is me engaging in dialog right now. If you have a problem with me taking my own side in a fight, then you have an unsolvable problem.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

            Unsolvable? Oh I don’t know about that. Isn’t war an extension of politics by other means? And isn’t replacing your own population or “electing a new people” a casus belli if ever there were?

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm #

            yes

            Unsolvable

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

      “and I told her that we were leaving immediately which we did.”
      did you go straight to Moma Leone’s?

      • Walter B August 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

        Hey Danno you narcissistic Hamptonian I was waiting for your assault on my complaint about the playground of the Almost Rich and Not So Famous. Were you in the crowd there then or one of the twelve dwebes?

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

          i know, with certainty, entertainment and farce when i see it.

          THEN, i don’t insult a man’s home with: “if the civil next war had already started as I passed onto this island” AND THEN sanctimoniously add later: “and I treat humans respectfully no matter what…”

          YOU HAVE BEEN VOTED OFF ‘this island” “in the city anything is ok and everything is fun and all.

          but i am sympathetic to you missing Mama Leone’s

          • Walter B August 29, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

            I understand that you are the kind of stooge that has to have the “last word” so I will end my remarks with this. No we ate our meal at Carmine’s before the safari in the park and I may have grown up in the shadow of the Big A-Hole but it was never my kind of place I assure you. Everything goes is a lifestyle of the chronically stupefied as your continued interference with this noble blog is evidence of punk.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

            Walter, thank you for inviting my “last word” on the matter.

            Carmine’s is Moma Leone’s incarnation.

            I know you can’t answer, being sworn by your Word of Honor…

            but,

            do you believe in reincarnation?

  19. JMR August 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    “This is the way the world ends: not with a bang or a whimper but with a cackle.”

    Such a good quote. The only thing that would have made it better is if you had used the word Cankle in place of cackle. Which is how I read it at first glance.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      It’s not that there are no attractive middle aged women – just that they are exceedingly rare. The Fall did not just darken our minds and intellects, but our bodies as well.

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm #

        good thing you got that hand of yours

        • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:01 am #

          You got Seth Rogan.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 9:02 am #

            i’ll go with beantownbill on this:

            Oh, please, Janos…Then shut your mouth.

            August 29, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

      “This is the way the world ends: not with a bang or a whimper but with a cackle.”

      This Statement is False. It has no possibility of ever being True.

      now two of yous are Wrong

  20. volodya August 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Kunstler is right. I’ve heard social workers on the front lines of dealing with immigrants who have not a clue and resist getting one. The social workers try to help. Incomprehension and stout opposition is what the social worker faces. And the social worker sez why do we encourage this?

    And these same immigrants put up every roadblock imaginable in front of their offspring. The old country ways are what they know and what they intend to impart with all their might, never mind how fucked up the whole thing is.

    Mother can’t go to the hospital because male technicians might see her or touch her, you know, by taking blood samples, sister can’t get school past age sixteen (and even that necessitates threats by school officials) because why does a girl need an education anyway? And, needless to say, she can’t choose her own husband.

    Family HONOR is at stake and if you think I’m just talking about Muslims you’d be wrong. There’s a panoply of rock-headed peasant cultures out there that don’t get modernity, REFUSE to get it and scoff at education and knowledge for anybody, not just girls. It goes without saying that university is out of the question and it has nothing to do with cost. Cannot have minds polluted with notions of freedom from the mire of the old country. This is what comes of identity politics.

    One of the common element in these cultures is tyranny. Not just the tyranny of the wider political order but also the tyranny of father and husband and son and brother. And the tyranny of clan and tribe. And so let’s not forget “community leaders”.

    So if you think tyranny applies to constraining just wife and daughter and sister, you’d be wrong about that too. In any case, the oppressed support the system of oppression, it gives them a place, a sense of identity. Incredibly, mothers and grandmothers deliver their girls to the old crone with a knife. Why? This is the way things are done.

    Then again, if the goal is a populace divided so as to be more easily ruled and exploited, then the way there is “multi-culturalism”. Of course with much celebration from useful and willing idiots who put the shackles on themselves and hand the keys to the jailers.

    But as Kunstler sez, this whole thing can get away from the social engineers and end with armed ethnic militias. No shortage of guns after all.

    • outsider August 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

      Volodya said: “mothers and grandmothers deliver their girls to the old crone with a knife…This is the way things are done.” Obviously FGM. But most don’t understand that MGM, aka circumcision, is analogous and equally as bad for the child. However, for religious and cultural reasons, one is viewed as a trifle while the other a terrible horror.. Both are Crimes Against Humanity and should be dealt with in the same manner.

  21. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    The Principals Committee

    It’s been roughly three months since Hillary Clinton has illegally seized power over the US Presidency using a very little known to general public, but nevertheless very real National Security mechanism the Principals Committee

    From virginia.edu/cnsl/pdf/national-security-policy-process-2011.pdf

    The most senior interagency group is the Principals Committee (NSC/PC).31 The PC for all practical purposes is the membership of the NSC without the President and Vice President. The PC is called into session and chaired by the National Security Advisor. In addition to the National Security Advisor, the other principal members of the PC are the Secretaries of State, Defense, Treasury, Homeland Security, and Energy, the National Security Advisor, the Attorney General, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, the Chief of Staff to the President, the Director of National Intelligence, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    According to Webster Tarpley, this mechanism has been used for brief periods of time during final years of Bush Presidency – in 2007 tarpley.net/2008/07/20/us-policy-shift-on-iran-iraq-again-shows-brzezinski-rules-in-washington/ and in 2011 during Obama presidency.

    Most obvious expression of this fact have been:

    1. Unexpected endorsement by B. Obama of H. Clinton on June 9 this year
    2. Refusal by the FBI director Comey to bring charges against H. Clinton following the coup d’etat

    The readers of this blog should also remember a sharp increase in DOD attacks on the site right around the time of the coup.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

      where you been, Mr Mountains?

      i was worried that maybe you took my Grand Unification solution off to the Patent Office.

      Could happen.

  22. volodya August 29, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

    Huma just dumped dick-pic hubby. I guess he got caught AGAIN.

    • beantownbill. August 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      I, for one, am tired of hearing about Wiener’s wiener. The guy obviously has a severe mental and/or emotional problem. Is it bad wiring or bad parenting? Sad.

      • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

        Hey bean, Anthony Wiener is a member of THE TRIBE and a New York one, at that! He’s YOURS. Wiener and all!

        • beantownbill. August 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

          Why should I give a shit? John Wayne Gacy and many others like him were Christians. Who’d you rather have next door, a serial killer madman or a guy who pulls out his wiener for the public to see from time to time? In any event, rates of mental dysfunction – however you define it – don’t depend on religion. You’re just Jew-baiting me, you hateful prick (speaking of pricks).

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      Anthony Weiner did an excellent job representing his constituency in NY. It is too bad that republican politics have torn this family apart by again diving into personal lives of human beings. All the best in the future for Huma, Anthony, and baby Jordan!

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

      her love faded over time

      happens in many marriages

      But no, you and Jim-who-I-hope-is-staying-in-florida have to make it something sensational

  23. beantownbill. August 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm #

    How do the do the doom and gloomers get through the day? I mean, what’s the point if the best we can do is survive at a subsistence level. Do the catastrophists believe they have prepped adequately to remain alive? And if they are worried they haven’t, how do they get by with all that stress?

    • volodya August 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      In the Europe of the late 1930’s there were about 300k people that saw past their own nose end and got out of Dodge while over 6 million saw nothing and went about their business as usual. Perhaps this was a good example of Natural Selection, – Walter B

      This is from Walter B at 12:35 pm. This maybe answers your question.

    • routersurfer August 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      Stress now lay back later. Off to reload ?

    • Dumbedup August 30, 2016 at 10:39 pm #

      At best we are at the beginning of a time where many problems will be solved. At worst, we are entering an era where we must find the will to solve our problems. They won’t be solved by segregation or integration. They will only be solved by acceptance of our differences and a shared desire to live together peacefully. I’m sure there are folks here who will read this and say, “black people, white people, Asians, and Hispanics cannot live together; or, if they do they must adopt a shared common culture; that diverse cultures cannot co-exist. But the truth is we have no choice. We have to find a way. I think we will.

  24. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

    Patriots of all countries, unite!

    Chronicles of global civil war:

    Nigel Farage came to the US to support Trump!

    What Hillary Clinton said about the Founding Father of the worldwide movement of patriots who are resisting this steamroller of a new world order, this “anti-fascist” Nazism, which we have seen in all its glory in Libya, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Ukraine, Kosovo, Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia is the President of Russia Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin!

    And although I would like to remind that the first and perhaps major blow to Hillary and her plans dealt the US President George W. Bush in 2000, but who can tell about a person and his essence better than his worst enemy!

    youtube.com/watch?v=5AyGhNb6jm0

  25. Bro Jobe August 29, 2016 at 1:02 pm #

    Jim, the Left can be blamed for many things, but both Right and Left have played identity politics. Remember Willie Horton?

    But broadly we agree. I have long waited for the epic fall of the House of Saud. Even with a young King, nothing (as they said in that epic start to “The Road Warrior”) could stem the avalanche.

    I won’t post a link here as you dislike them, but Google “Road Warrior Introduction.” That film, unlike the recent Fury Road, really captures the chaos that I think would follow the end of Saudi Arabia. No one I know casually can imagine their lives without endless growth. Around here the weary folks are more excited by the new Wegman’s Supermarkets than the election. That this newest and last-flowering of sprawl might be “it” never occurs to anyone I know.

    That, not some financial crisis, may well be the defining event for President Clinton. The dogs of war (another Mad Max ref) are loose in Yemen, right next to The Kingdom. And ISIS is now there among the warring Shiites and Sunnis.

    • volodya August 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      Syria comes apart, Saudi Arabia comes apart. How long before Jordan comes apart? And Lebanon?

      • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

        Secular Arab leaders like Gamal Abdel Nasser were trying to show Muslims the path to modern and civilized life. Apparently, the children of Ishmael couldn’t handle modern life and ran back to the comfort of Islamic superstition. Sunni and Wahhabi Islam are the primary forces tearing the Middle East apart.

        Jordan may hang on if the Israeli Mossad will leave them alone. Hezbollah won’t let Lebanon go down. Iran lacks the political resolve to project power but, will have to at some point.

        • beantownbill. August 29, 2016 at 8:04 pm #

          “Israeli” Mossad? Is there any other kind? Is there a Vinatuan Mossad? You are being verbose.

          • JimInFlorida August 30, 2016 at 3:59 pm #

            Everybody knows of the CIA and MI6. But there may be a few who do not know of the Mossad. Just clarifying their identity for anybody not familiar with them.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

            “But there may be a few who do not know…”

            Mossad like to keep it that way, ya’ think?

        • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

          “Iran lacks the political resolve to project power but, will have to at some point.”

          i predict a nuclear accident the day before that point

    • CrusherMuldoon August 29, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

      My father rode a camel, I drive a Rolls Royce and my son will ride on a camel

  26. pequiste August 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

    Believe it or not, I am actually beginning to like the “new” and “improved” WPA CCC.

    Keep the great posts coming.

  27. wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    “There’s a panoply of rock-headed peasant cultures out there that don’t get modernity, REFUSE to get it and scoff at education and knowledge for anybody…” –Volodya

    How ironic!

    Modernity IS multicultural, and you reject it.

    Education is important, and you ridicule it.

    You regularly lampoon “experts” and pointy-headed leftist intellectuals. … You say education is not the same as intelligence … in your folksy Eric Hoffer “True Believer” worldview you denigrate others and prevent progress.

    You are right, Volodya, about father/ husband/ son/ brother. Patriarchy is harmful to the global advancement of women.

    • CrusherMuldoon August 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm #

      Yes but the point is that immigrants to America are perpetuating patriarchy because the American “Modernity”culture encourages them to hang on to their old world values instead of integrating with ANY other culture, especial the multi-culture embraced by American Modernists.

      • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

        Just the opposite. Multiculturalism preaches tolerance of others. American Islam is not like Islam in other parts of the world. Islam is not homogeneous. Here is a specific example from an American Muslim woman:

        “Hina Abbasi of Paramus, [New Jersey] said the burkini ban was akin to restrictive laws in other countries, like Saudi Arabia, where women are forced to cover.

        “The choice of what to wear or not wear has been stripped from individual women and placed in the hands of a male-dominated bureaucracy,” Abbasi said.

        She said she understood that France was “grieving” in the wake of the recent terror attacks. “But that does not justify this kind of war against visible Islam,” Abbasi said.

        When she has worn her burkini in New Jersey, she has gotten “curious or confused glances,” she said, but has never faced overt discrimination. “Luckily, I live in a very diverse part of America,” Abbasi said.

        Luckily, she lives in MULTICULTURAL AMERICA where religious freedom is a given.

        • CrusherMuldoon August 29, 2016 at 2:58 pm #

          I hope you don’t bitch too loud when the enraged fundamentalist father comes to cut your throat after you fail to stop encouraging his daughter to “embrace multi-culturalism

          • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 3:12 pm #

            “when the enraged fundamentalist father comes to cut your throat” –Crusher

            More anti-Muslim stereotypes. We have over 3 million Muslims in America. We just resettled thousands of Syrian refugees in America. Why are we reading about millions of throat cuttings?

            The fathers are changing, too, Crusher. That is why there are no throat cuttings going on daily here. Muslim women are not stupid. They know they have the power in America. Huma Abedin just decided to divorce.

            How many Muslim families do you know anyway? Muslim Americans have the freedom to choose what parts of their culture to preserve, but women have more freedom and power in America because America is built upon the value of religious freedom.

            “Our Muslim family is as American as yours. And there is a real beauty to being Muslim here. The opportunities we have, the protection from harm and the economic stability are all far superior to the majority of Muslim countries. There, the family you are born into and who you know dictates your life, no matter how smart or hardworking you are. Although Islam preaches advancement through merit, the U.S. is the only country in which this ideal can be achieved. My daughter may not be able to drive in Saudi Arabia, but she could become president of the U.S.

            Inshallah (a word used by Muslims meaning “God willing”), my kids will grow up proud of our heritage. Our ancestors translated Greek texts when Europe was in the Dark Ages. They built the Taj Mahal, and gave us the lead singer of Queen. I hope they’ll feel uniquely American because they are Muslim. Or at least say no to pork.”

            –Aliya G. Hasan, M.D., lives in Denver. To expose her children to her native language of Urdu, they watch Bollywood movies together.
            “Meet the Modern Muslim-American Family. Read about what it’s like to grow up in a Muslim-American family today”

        • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

          These Muslims you are so proud of would NOT have embraced, or even known of, civilized behavior if there wasn’t a U.S.A. to emigrate to! Would a Shia enjoy the same toleration in Saudi Arabia??? Not at all.

          The true test of Islam is to see how it acts without any resistance and on home turf. Its barbaric Id comes out in the open and persecutes all the soft-headed fools who took pity upon it.

          Islam only respects brutal and unfair repulsion. The same Sword Verses that make up the critical core of Islam must be used against them. They only deserve the same mercy they show us, no more and no less.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

            The more vehemently someone claims that their enemies only understand force, the more likely it is that they themselves only understand force.

      • volodya August 29, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

        Correct Crusher.

        Immigrants are perpetuating the tyranny of patriarchy but tyranny in general. This is what you get with multi-culturalism.

        There’s different ways for people to interact and behave. One way is to respect individual freedom. That is to NOT inflict tyranny.

        Another way is to NOT respect individual freedom. That’s what you see with a lot of old-world and especially peasant cultures and their tyrannical/authoritarian ways.

        It’s fascinating that women that are and were victims of authoritarian patriarchy actually come out in its defense. And it’s not just men inflicting cruelty but women also, for example, on daughters and daughters in law.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

          Feminism was apparently a giant shit test that Western Men have failed. Else why do women support the mass immigration of Muslim primitives into their midst? Apparently they want to be put in their place. After the mass rape of New Year’s Eve, women came out and again told the immigrants how glad they were that they were here.

          People are stating to rethink letting women have the right to vote. Politically, it’s impossible but intellectually it’s a no brainer: it needs to be revoked.

          • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

            Muslims in multicultural America are changed. Their perspectives necessarily broaden. Women regain the status that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) emphasized were women’s unalienable rights.

            You, Janos, fail to rise to the standard of respect for women set by Islam. In Islam, men are commanded to treat women with respect and kindness. “Live with them [your wives] in kindness; even if you dislike them, perhaps you dislike something in which Allah has placed much good” (4:19).

            In fact, in Surah Baqara the importance of kindness is emphasized with direct reference to marriages where conflict has arisen: “Then keep them in kindness or part from them in kindness” (2:229).

            The Prophet left no room for doubt as to how men should treat women, saying, “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women” (Tirmidhi 1/217).

            Both Janos and radical Islamists are going against traditional Islam as revealed by Allah.

            Countries that do not respect women’s rights are not Islamic.

            “We [of Muslims for Progressive Values] affirm that:

            Assaults on women and young girls, especially domestic violence, acid attacks, honor killings, FGM and forced marriage that have become a growing problem in some Muslim countries, are barbaric, inhumane and completely contrary to Islamic teachings.

            Islam never condones humiliation, beatings, mutilation, or outright murder, especially not as a means to exert one’s own authority, or to enforce one’s own opinions upon other people.

            Rather Islam teaches us to approach differences in opinion with tolerance and forbearance, saying even to the clear disbeliever, “To you your way, and to me mine” (109:6) and “There shall be no compulsion in religion” (2:229).

            Only when women and girls can live with dignity, in safety, not fearing bodily harm from family members, and with freedom of conscience as the Qur’an demands, can a country rightfully call itself “Islamic.”

            –Muslims for Progressive Values
            (an organization that exists in multicultural America, not in conservative/ reactionary/ patriarchal states which deny multiculturalism)

            http://www.mpvusa.org

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

            That’s what I’m saying: Islam is right about women. They need to be controlled for their own good and the good of Society. And yes, the good of men. Of course. Here’s where we begin – a cool, rational look at how women have done with their right to vote.

            americanthinker.com/articles/2016/08/reconsidering_the_female_franchise.html

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

            Janos: “Islam is right about women. They need to be controlled for their own good and the good of Society.”

            Janos shares the values of ISIS, al-Qaeda and Wahhabi Islam. Not an exaggeration; he’s saying so here clearly and distinctly. Yet again, none of us can say we had no warning.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 4:32 pm #

            So why do you want them in the West in vast numbers? Admit it: to crush us. Have you even thought about what happens after that or is the crushing sufficient in itself, your all in all?

          • outsider August 29, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

            It’s been known since the beginning of time that women are attracted to strong Bad Boys. The Euro women no longer want the Euro weenies that they have destroyed thru feminism, so they are eager to take up with the ultimate Bad Boys. In a few years, they’ll be back in the kitchen wearing a burka with a brood of half-breed Muslim children, and wondering how things went so wrong.

        • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

          Like you, Volodya, old-world peasant cultures, with their tyrannical/authoritarian ways, are not multicultural. They feel threatened by multiculturalism. You’re on a roll contradicting yourself today, volodya.

          • CrusherMuldoon August 29, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

            And where multi-culturalism is de rigeur there is no pressure social or otherwise on them to re evaluate their authoritarianism and/or patriarchal core values. After all, “judge not lest ye be judged”, especially in the land “where anything goes, and nothing matters.

  28. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

    Obama [Hillary] Administration Hits Goal Of Welcoming 10,000 Syrian Refugees

    huffingtonpost.com/entry/syrian-refugee-resettlement_us_57c471b6e4b0664f13c9b54c?section=&

    10,000 in, 55,000 to come…

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

      “10,000 in, 55,000 to come…”

      It is not enough. We should accept 550,000 Syrian refugees, according to the Pottery Barn rule. George W. Bush broke the region and caused the instability that created ISIL.

  29. volodya August 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm #

    About multi-culturalism again: it’s fascinating that the people that purport to be all about “facts and evidence” disregard such an abundance of “facts and evidence”.

    After the Turkish Empire collapsed, the various victorious powers (plus the Russians) got to work putting in straight line borders in newly created successor states to the former Ottoman domain.

    Now, of course, this has come in for a lot of scorn from fashionable academics who ask (with a great show of bewilderment) how on earth could these map-makers and line-drawers expect that people of such diversity get along together in these new nations?

    Shouldn’t sect and religion and ethnicity have been considered in the forming of the new countries? Is it reasonable to ask that Sunni get along with Shia in a common polity? Is it any more reasonable that Palestinian acquiesce to sharing space with Jew?

    It’s impossible they say. IMPOSSIBLE.

    Never mind that one of the benefits of this obsessive and admittedly self-interested line-drawing was to forestall a great deal of bloodshed as the locals drew the lines themselves (which we’re seeing now after a century-long delay).

    So, according to the mighty academics and readers of history and critics of all things Western, multi-culturalism is an impossible ideal. It could not possibly work and the proof is the wars we see today in the Middle East. People of diverse backgrounds could not and should not have been expected to get along and share a common country. Expecting such a thing is to betray either a deep ignorance of human nature or alternatively, a disregard for local desires to not have to deal with people not of their ilk. In this the mighty academics are right. For once. So Iraq is torn asunder, similarly Syria and Libya. Multi-culturalism is a fool’s errand.

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

      “multi-culturalism is an impossible ideal”

      Oh, really? Of the world’s three top nuclear superpowers, India and the United States are multicultural giants. Diversity is strength.

      • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm #

        I would say rather, there is strength in diversity provided you accept diversity as a value. There are many who reject diversity as a value: some of them in the Middle East, and others right here in this very comments section. Trust breeds trust, hate breeds hate. I dare to choose trust in no small part because I know what the rewards are and am loath to give them up.

        • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

          And the more diverse and alien the better, right? Of course Somalis fit right in with Swedes – it just depends on what you mean “fit in”. The Government passed a resolution a few years ago: Swedes are just another ethnic group in Sweden now. And that’s the whole point: Whites can have nothing, absolutely nothing. Your morality is just retribution. Throwing your brothers under the multicult bus makes you feel good about yourself – and gets you points in the moral display pageant. And even more important – one of the Black/Brown gods might even smile at you or pat your nappy head.

          • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

            Janos, you are really a drama queen. There are only 40,000 Somalis in Sweden, 0.63% of the Swedish population (2015). And Sweden is learning from the Africans. They are learning how entrepreneurial the Somalis are.

            “Jamal Hashi stood outside the sprawling Karmel Square mall in Minneapolis, surrounded by visitors from Sweden.

            They had traveled thousands of miles to learn how he went from struggling refugee to successful restaurateur.

            How he opened one restaurant, then another.

            How he came up with the perfect recipe to introduce Somalia to the Minnesota State Fair: camel-on-a-stick.

            How, the Swedes wondered, can they get in on this?

            The commercial success of Minnesota’s enterprising Somali community has been noticed in Sweden, which has its own burgeoning Somali population. A delegation of 24 Swedish government and academic officials are in town all week to try to unlock the secrets behind that success and carry them back home.

            “It’s in our DNA to be entrepreneurial people,” said Osman Sahardeed, a native of Somalia who runs a business doing translation. “Since the seventh century, Somalis were dealing with the outside world. They know how to market their skills.”

            The Swedes’ whirlwind tour is hosted by the African Development Center of Minnesota, a nonprofit entity that offers lending and technical help to refugees to start their own businesses.

            Seeds of their historic visit were first planted in 2005 when a Swedish professor named Benny Carlson traveled to Minnesota and was struck by the sheer number of booming markets and malls run by Somali-Americans in the Twin Cities.

            He vowed to return with a team of government officials to use Minnesota as an example of what can be done in Sweden.”

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

            How much of this in evident in Somali itself, one wonders. Perhaps none of it? That would be strange, eh – since they are so amazing and shit.

            40,000 in Sweden? Ridiculous. It’s hundred of thousands at least.

          • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

            As I’ve said before, when Janos follows up to a post of mine with a rhetorical question ending in “right?”, the rest of what he types should be disregarded as an utter misrepresentation of my views. That is effectively axiomatic.

        • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

          You are on a serious enlightened roll today L. Ron.
          Kudos to you!

      • CrusherMuldoon August 29, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

        That’s bullshit. Unity is strength.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

          “That’s bullshit.” because I certainly know better than you, Mr Muldoon!

          There IS Unity IN Diversity

          this if full
          That is Full
          All this IS That

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:04 am #

            this is That? Yes, but not fully. If it were, then manifestation would be at an end. The wave can only be a wave by coming out of the ocean – or seeming to. As long as you perceive yourself as a wave, you are subject to the Law.

            You do and you are.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 9:06 am #

            I AM The Law.

            200% Fullness = Unmanifest and Manifestation

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm #

            That’s like confusing the Sun reflected dimly in a muddly puddle with the Sun itself. You are the mud puddle. Clean your mirror until its a window open on reality. Then you’ll realize you aren’t the Source of anything. Then and only then can you be a mirror of the Truth for others.

            Advaita isn’t good for Westerners. We don’t have the devotional culture that would prepare them. Thus it just feeds their narcissism instead.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:23 pm #

            I participate as The Source of Everything.

            ’cause i “Cleaned the mirror until its a window open on reality.”

            sorry about all the trouble you’re having.

  30. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 3:38 pm #

    “It is not enough. We should accept 550,000 Syrian refugees”

    550,000 is too expensive. However, 65,000 with right combat experience and chemical and Islamist brainwashing could suffice.

    • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 7:27 pm #

      Alright, fake WPA, are you a colleague of the real wpa at Bryn Mawr? Let me guess, you’re in a competing department for a fund drive.

      I know the real wpa promised the Dean of her department (Women’s Studies) that she would beat out the Arts and Sociology departments for donations to Pennsylvania’s LGBTQ PAC. So far, the Dancing Fairies of the Arts Dept and the SJW’s in Sociology are ahead! They haven’t even shaken down the Admin and Trustees yet!

      To the real wpa, just go straight to Admin, before the fairies and SJW’s get there and shake them down for contributions! They wouldn’t dare refuse! Blackmail the Trustees while you’re at it. College Admin and Trustees are all cowards and they’ll pony up.

      To the fake WPA, if you run to the Admin now, your cover will be blown. They read CFN because they pay the real wpa to clog things up here. HA HA!

  31. Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 4:20 pm #

    The first of the projected fifty thousand Congolese have reached Montana. They are doing well according to Molly Short-Carr (!), learning their appliances. No skills and an IQ of 78 – they’ll fit right in! Elrond is pleased, very pleased….

    vdare.com/posts/memo-to-the-donald-montana-shows-all-refugee-importation-needs-shutting-down-now

    Resistance to the invasion is fierce. Are the downtrodden Whites gaining class consciousness at last, Elrond muses darkly?

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 4:24 pm #

      Btw, I’m just quoting the IQ number given in the article. All researchers have found the Congolese IQ to be the average African 70 – or even a bit lower. That’s retarded by our standards.

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

        you, of all people dare to bring up iq?

        • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

          You, of all fools, criticize him. ((( ))).

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

            You needn’t be a fool to criticise Janos.

            In fact, I am a very intelligent person.

            Thoughtful too.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:08 am #

            You suffer from psychic inflation. You intuit the Atman but without ceasing to identify with your separate self. Thus you end up thinking your invincible, immortal, incredible, etc. Then comes the depression as the projection (wave) falls back. What are you left with but your sins?

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 9:07 am #

            I AM Brahm

            …playing with you

    • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

      Janos: “Are the downtrodden Whites gaining class consciousness at last, Elrond muses darkly?”

      I would never muse that, because:

      (a) I am not a white-supremacist caricature of myself; and
      (b) I’m pretty sure you mean ‘race consciousness’. Unless you’re becoming a Marxist?

      • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

        No, you’re a Marxist. Btw, parts of Marxism are correct. Class is real and important. He deals with that but not so much with race. He knew there was a Jewish problem though and also knew Blacks were mentally inferior.

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

          To quote the Great Canadian Prime Minister, President Elrond Hubbard

          “Janos shares the values of ISIS, al-Qaeda and Wahhabi Islam. Not an exaggeration; he’s saying so here clearly and distinctly. Yet again, none of us can say we had no warning.”

          August 29, 2016 at 4:17 pm #

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:10 am #

            No I merely stated the Fact that they have their women under control. I’m not saying we have to do that the way they do. Rather we need to return to our Traditions, not theirs.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 9:08 am #

            women must love listening to you

  32. dolph9 August 29, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    The idea that diversity is a strength is a Jewish lie. Diversity is always one of the causes of the collapse of previous nations and empires. The United States is no different.

    And I’m not even white! But everywhere I go in the United States now, I see alienated individuals and groups who have nothing in common with each other and don’t even speak a common language, let alone share anything like ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, etc.

    Where will you go once you are finished with us, Jews? You are running out of options. Israel can’t fit you all and the Arab Muslims don’t seem to thrilled to have you there.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 4:28 pm #

      Now, now – the values are very real. Besides the intangibles that Elrond values: revenge, schadenfreude, a feeling of salvation, the acute pleasure of virtue signaling or being SEEN as one of the saved, there are more TANGIBLE benefits as well. There’s lots of jobs and money in the Diversity industry. Ask Elrond. Have no doubt: there is a practical earthy side to this great mystic! – if he will but deign to answer such lowly persons and their questions.

      • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:00 pm #

        There is a lot of money in immigration. It is the driver of American prosperity!

        • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

          For the United States as a whole, immigrants’ share of total output was about 14.7 percent over 2009–2011. Note that this is actually larger than immigrants’ 13 percent share of the population.

          In the United States as a whole, there are almost as many immigrants in white-collar jobs (46 percent) as in all other occupations combined. In some states, more than half are in white-collar jobs. The perception that nearly all immigrants work in low-wage jobs is clearly inaccurate.

          Immigrants are net economic contributors who make America great.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 6:04 pm #

      you lost me at “The”

    • malthuss August 29, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

      PoC? What color?

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

      “Diversity is always one of the causes of the collapse of previous nations and empires.”

      There has never been a nation not founded upon blood or land or language or religion, but on founding ideals that all cultures and races support, so your historical precedent does not work. As Obama says, we are struggling generation after generation to form a more perfect union. We are getting there. Further than non-diverse nations.

  33. wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

    I see alienated individuals and groups who have nothing in common with each other and don’t even speak a common language, let alone share anything like ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, etc.

    This is the fundamental error of Pat Buchanan and others who believe that a nation must have a common language, ethnicity, religion, etc.

    If you believe that, then you don’t understand that America is a nation founded on five ideals: Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality.

    Those ideals are shared by Americans of all races, all languages, all religions who have come here, sacrificed, built this nation and made it great. American is great precisely because it is multicultural, multiracial, interfaith… The UNITED States of America.

    E Pluribus Unum … Out of Many, One.

  34. Cold N. Holefield August 29, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Nearly 200 comments in six hours. It devolved rather quickly this week and they’re back to discussing the IQ scores of various “races.” It’s like a Broken Record. Please, People, can you discuss something else for a change? Why not talk about Hienz von Foerster and his notion of Reality instead.

    “Particles” are invented that do whatever it is we don’t understand.

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      Besides, IQ scores are meaningless:

      “After conducting the largest ever study of intelligence, researchers have found that far from indicating how clever you are, IQ testing is actually rather ‘meaningless’.
      In a bid to investigate the value of IQ, scientists asked more than 100,000 participants to complete 12 tests that required planning, reasoning, memory and attention.

      They also filled in a survey on their background.
      They discovered that far from being down to one single factor, what is commonly regarded as intelligence is influenced by three different elements – short-term memory, reasoning, and verbal ability.
      But being good at one of these factors does not mean you are going to be equally gifted at the other two.”

      “Scientists from Canada’s Western University in Ontario, also scanned some of the participants’ brains while they undertook the tests.

      They found that different parts of the brain were activated when they were tested on each of the three factors.
      Traditional IQ tests are ‘too simplistic’, according to the research, which found that what makes someone intelligent is too complex to boil down to a single exam.”

      • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

        “that far from indicating how clever you are, IQ testing is actually rather ‘meaningless’.”

        IQ does not measure…”how clever you are”…it measures the ability to learn.

        • Elrond Hubbard August 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

          Your mistake is to address “WPA CCC” as though they intended to be taken seriously.

          • elysianfield August 30, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

            El,
            You are, of course, correct.

      • CrusherMuldoon August 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

        “IQ statements are meaningless: .” About as useful as ” It’s in our DNA to be entrepreneurial people,” said Osman Sahardeed, a native of Somalia who runs a business doing translation. Hmmmm come to think of it, I wonder what other attributes are hard wired in other nationals’ DNA?

    • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

      If one can’t understand Race, it’s unlikely you will understand Particle. There are no billiard ball or atomic individuals. Particles are waves and waves are particles. Same with individuals. Individuals are made of Race and Race is made of individuals.

      There is no “Oak” without the individual oak trees. But the “oak trees” aren’t unique individuals – they are Oaks, Ok?

      Elrond simply wants to genocide all other types of Tree to create TREE. And he calls this diversity! Is he not mad? Yet you support him by being against the idea of race.

      • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

        There are pin oaks and laurel oaks and live oaks. The most beautiful oak is that which incorporates all the oak traits!

        • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

          What have you got against pin oaks, laurel oaks, and live oaks?

          Once all oaks share all oak traits (which is of course impossible) there will be no pins, laurels or lives, just oaks.

          Even if it were possible, they would immediately begin adapting to their given environments and eventually become diverse again.

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

        So, in summary…

        Janos’ IQ is meaningless.

        • elysianfield August 29, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

          “So, in summary…

          Janos’ IQ is meaningless

          Dannyboy…not meaningless…evident. You, however, have yet to be taken measure , and we will give you the benefit of the doubt…for now. Optimist.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

            I will not be judged by you.

            Enjoy yourself.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm #

            All who judge are judged. You are judged whether you would or not.

          • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

            more succinctly:

            Janos is meaningless.

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

      “origin of the universe” — Hienz von Foerster

      There was no “origin” … matter can neither be created nor destroyed.

      The universe has always been and will always be. Physics is useless.

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 6:50 pm #

        “The universe has always been and will always be.” – wpa_ccc

        VERSUS

        “This is the way the world ends: not with a bang or a whimper but with a cackle.” – Kunstler

        WINNER is….wpa_ccc

        and you know i’m impartial

        • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 9:54 pm #

          The man-made universe (matrix) is what matters to us. Not the natural universe that exists independently of Man.

          The man-made matrix we live under features time horizons, which draw ever closer and leave us with less and less time to make correction. For example, we’ve all heard the popular bromides that assert Wall Street’s wisdom over the past century and that we can ignore the downsides because the overall trendline has been up. Problem is that most people have a time horizon of a year or two. The gains must either come through in that year or, at least, stay intact. People can be wiped out in that time, even though the “trend” has been up for the past century.

          In that context, JHK is correct.

          If wpa is unable to pay her mortgage or utility bills, they won’t accept her blithe dismissal that, “the universe has always been and always will be.” The next thing she hears will be “Comes now The Cackler, and complains of the Defendant, wpa_ccc. We pray the Court grant The Cackler judgment, and for cause of action would show the following…. blah blah blah.”

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 9:13 am #

            “Problem is that most people have a time horizon of a year or two.” – I agree and that is why they are often sad. Be happy!

            “In that context, JHK is correct.” – I was just trying to broaden his horizons. Why be a prisoner in a cage of your own making? Broaden your perspective!

  35. Yuri Sowryteski August 29, 2016 at 5:10 pm #

    The population bottleneck draws nearer every day. Denial of this truth forces mind into patterns of fictitious being. Such as group-think, which I saw upclose Saturday night at the local Historic Brick Church, which needs work on the steeple. A worthy and beautiful building among the majestic maples. To draw a crowd of $15 donations, a discussion on the craziness of this election, between journalists from NYC, married, one a homegirl who wrote “Dark Money”, was offered.

    And a potluck. I had a beer and went outside to enjoy the buzz. There were 3 other greens there, but the vibe inside was egregious. I stayed for the talk.

    Seems Hillary is one of us, a capable “experienced” person.

    I didn’t bother to ask any questions, at the end.

    Had the format permitted statements, I would have reminded the group how far we are into the Anthropocene, and how that makes the population bottleneck more narrow, and more near. I reminded myself rather, how small, and brief, that “I” is, relative to the infinite, eternal, living, sentient, conscious universe. That we are on the outside edge of the Milky Way galaxy, and when, eventually, we do all depart, we will not be missed.

    Pardon me if I don’t freak out about it either.

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

      Overpopulation has been discredited as a myth. It’s a scare tactic!

      – Human knowledge can be passed on through the written and spoken word in ways that evolutionary or biological advantages can’t be.

      – Demographers estimate that at least 20 billion people lived on earth between the years 8000 B.C. and 0 A.D. (That’s right, the idea that half of all people who have ever lived are alive currently is a myth!

      – Plankton make up 3 times more biomass than all 7 billion humans combined.

      – Every man, woman, and child on earth could each have 5 acres of land.

      – Every man, woman, and child on earth could each have a half acre of arable land

      – If we wanted to squeeze close, everyone in the world could stand shoulder-to-shoulder on the island of Zanzibar

      – About 48% of all people live in a country with below-replacement fertility

      – The global total fertility rate is 2.53 children per woman.

      – By 2050, Nigeria is projected to have a larger population than the United States.

      • Yuri Sowryteski August 29, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

        How are myths discredited?

        I don’t use the term “over population”

        I prefer luxurious diversity of flora and fauna to wall to wall people.

        Please feel free to stand shoulder to shoulder with the human population of the Earth, minus me.

        In the next decade I’m sure I’ll be unavailable ~ in short, your points are unconvincing.

        Nothing personal.

        • Yuri Sowryteski August 29, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

          but an excellent example of group-think

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

      “Pardon me if I don’t freak out about it either.” –Yuri

      Why should you? It is not a big deal. Freaking out is the fundamental error of the preppers buying all their guns, ammo, gold, and food stocks. As you say, the “I” is brief, relative to the infinite, eternal, living, sentient, conscious universe. Thanks for sharing.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

      ” I reminded myself rather, how small, and brief, that “I” is, relative to the infinite, eternal, living, sentient, conscious universe.” Yuri Sowryteski

      not

      I AM THAT
      THOU ARE THAT
      ALL THIS IS THAT

  36. pentrus August 29, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

    I hate this multiculturalism crap. Before I am painted as a bigot, I am all for families or groups celebrating their ethnic or national backgrounds (St. Patrick’s Day, celebrating Ramadan, whatever), but when it comes to daily life and adherence to a set of common values as they apply to governance and a decent and polite national life, it seems to me it is impossible to include every perspective. There has to be a common language, a common belief in the rule of secular law, and common goals. I believe the lack of these things sow the seeds for national disintegration, or at least internal strife.

    For example, if you hold beliefs that you should kill people who do not buy into your particular religious beliefs, I think that is a hindrance to governance and a decent and polite national life.

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      The more you learn and live to live within multiple cultures, the more you’ll experience, grow, and treasure.

      Multiculturalism benefits everyone!

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

      “if you hold beliefs that you should kill people” –pentrus

      Get a clue, pentrus. 57% of our discretionary federal budget goes to the military. The military fundamentally believes you should kill people. We train our young in efficient ways of killing people and destroying property. We spend half our national budget to make sure people believe in the necessity of killing people. We brainwash them, to make sure people will follow orders, so that killing people happens.

      • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

        Oh, by the way, the armed forces of the United States is in the forefront of diversity efforts. It IS a multicultural fighting force. Go to Arlington National Cemetery and you will see people of all races and all religions (except perhaps Jains) have fought and died for this great country. If I make spelling errors, it is because Q is no longer with us to correct them.

  37. Tree Hugger August 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    Jim, when you wrote, “Thank the “Progressive” Left for that.”, what exactly were you referring to? And since the Left hasn’t been in power in the U.S.A. since maybe JFK, how can they be “thanked” for anything?

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

      Obama has brought universal healthcare, gay and transgendered rights, women in the fighting ranks of our armed forces, and ended imperialistic wars and their island torture chambers. That is awfully progressive after 8 years of Bush.

      • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

        Tree Hugger is right that the Left hasn’t been in power in the U.S.A. since maybe JFK, or maybe FDR. Obama has been fought from the first day of his presidency by Republicans who met and stated “We want him to fail.” Trump demanded to see his birth certificate.

        Obama’s accomplishments were the result of Obama being more intelligent than Congress, because Obama and the Left have not had the power these last eight years. It has been eight years of Republican obstruction, from Jan. 20, 2009 until today.

        • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 7:59 pm #

          As usual, wpa, you are willfully blind to the political shifts and misuse of labels over the past century.

          The REAL Left (the FDR New Dealers) haven’t been in power since 1968. What power they did have afterwards was eroded by the Jewish NEW LEFT over the following 12 years as they paved the way for rise of Reaganomics.

          Obama is actually the fulfillment of what Reaganomics started. The cancer has run its course and now the U.S. is ready for History’s Hospice. What better psycho-nurse to glare and cackle at us than Hillary?

  38. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm #

    The fabric of America is large and diverse. We can easily weave 550,000 refugees into our rich American tapestry!

    When Hillary with the help of 65,000 Syrian refugees will finally establish a rule of the Iron Heel in the USA, we’ll revisit that topic again.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Iron_Heel

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

      Hillary will not rule by iron, or the heel. She will lead through compassion, character, and charisma.

  39. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

    She will lead through compassion, character, and charisma…

    …of a hungry alligator…

  40. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

    Sentimentalism of the Alligators

    Crocodiles weep when eating people

    Scientists experimentally proved that crocodiles weep when eating its victim.

    How sentimental are these crocodiles – choke up on unfortunate bather and pour over it with tears of pity. In fact, crocodiles pragmatic and devoid of guilt, and through the tears, they are using special glands deduce excess salts from predatory organism.

    ic.pics.livejournal.com/ta_tu_sho/52449685/19091/19091_900.jpg

    • WPA CCC August 29, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

      Are crocodiles to starve? Do you fault their nature? Hillary is a born leader, and you fault her for daring to grab at the reins.

  41. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

    Could you guess from 3 attempts where is a little fishy-man in that picture?

    uncouthreflections.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/hillary_ugly04.jpg

  42. FincaInTheMountains August 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    Hillary knows she can’t count on the US Army to enforce the rule of the Iron Heel in the USA. She needs 65,000 ME rapists, cutthroats and murderers to help her out.

  43. wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 6:56 pm #

    “That’s bullshit. Unity is strength.” –Crusher

    The USA is a multicultural nation and a superpower. Because of its diversity it is strong. A superpower is a country that wields military, political and economic might.

    India is a multicultural nation and a superpower. Because of its diversity India is strong and is a world superpower. India has nuclear weapons. By GDP India became world’s fastest growing economy in 2015 with 7.3% GDP rate.

    Both the USA and India are multicultural nations. The are both strong. and respectful of diversity. The USA is young. India is old. Both have bright futures. You’ll wait a long time if you use the “Roman empire” analogy. Ain’t happenin’

  44. wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    “Instead of steering all girls into careers in high school, they should be taught that there is no greater calling than raising children…” –outsider

    Let me see if I understand correctly: Young women should be kept pregnant, barefoot, child rearing or in the kitchen washing dishes and preparing food for the men folk. At all costs we have to avoid “empowering” them or educating them. Just to make them even more pathetic, take away the right to vote for women. Is that your argument, or the argument of Counter-Currents?

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:06 pm #

      “BUT, for the next four years, it will be GREAT FUN to hear The Donald J Trump rule the airwaves and blogs” – Jim-please-remain-in-florida

      Your (or is it ‘The’) Donald HAS NEVER “ruled” ANYTHING!

      Her can’t rule nyc RE, he can’t rule LV Gambling, he can’t rule the university industry.

      he can’t even compete with Kunstler on blogging.

      • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

        You don’t get it, danny. When I say, “rule,” it is a figure of speech.

        It means he will have the full attention of the MSM because his rantings will mean Big Ratings. Trump won’t go quietly into political oblivion for four years, like Nixon did after defeat to become California Governor in 1964.

        Trump and Obama will both break the tradition to quietly go away after the Presidential election. Obama has a legacy that he will defend and not be silent on. Trump, as I said before, will gloat at every cackling chicken that’s been waiting over 20 years to come home and roost on Hillary.

        Instead of, “You’re Fired,” it will be, “I TOLD YOU SO!”

        • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

          Again, Florida, I understand how you feel. I feel you.

          BUT

          You are from Florida and I am from nyc.
          I don’t say that pejoratively (although you seem to have little good to say about your home state, but I digress).

          Trump has been this way MY ENTIRE LIFE (There, I have accidentally given away my age). No one, no one here in the great city of New York City listens to ONE SINGLE WORD from this chatterbox.

          So he will continue to talk. But he will not be heard.

          You will grow sick and tired of the Trumpeting, as we all have.

    • JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

      There you go again, wpa. “Barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen” is such a tired and banal screed. Only Muslims literally believe in that.

      Modern American women of the 1950’s enjoyed nice fashions, birth control, “Space Age” home appliances, AND knew the value of being feminine in a society that respected segregation of gender roles. Men were Men and Women were Women. The latter enjoying the benefits of both tradition and modernity.

      Modern American women of the 1950’s actually had something to offer a Man to take the trouble to woo and marry her! Skip forward some 60 years later, today’s 3rd wave feminist women have ZERO social value and have NOTHING to offer. It is economic suicide for a Man of means to marry a woman today.

      Women have long ago lost the art of raising children because the women, themselves, are polluted by the mass anomie around them. America is Satan’s Masterpiece and that truth is all too evident in the orchestrated demolition of social norms, gender roles, marriage, and the nuclear family.

      Today’s young women are fit only to become bitter and isolated Cat Ladies… that is, if they survive the trendy sport of mudsharking. If the West is going to commit suicide, then let History have clear evidence of the motive.

      • messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

        “If moma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

        and if daddy ain’t happy, nobody cares.

      • wholy1 August 31, 2016 at 5:53 pm #

        Some insightful commentaries. Evidently you’re familiar with the Communist Manifesto and the fact that red dipper “Barry” is doing everything possible to see its complete fulfillment. And perhaps the HildaBeast will be the “thing” to “ratify” it with another big-ass war so “its” puppeteers can “exit, stage left” to their remote, heavily fortified and provisioned redoubts UNNOTICED but, as usual, still fund ALL the hostiles and then the rebuild. The old adage, “the more things change, the more they stay the same”, may still be operative. At 70, still thinking about returning to Luang Prabang in the mountains of Laos to rest my tired bones while watching the muddy Mekong water quietly roll by. As I see it, “Merkaa” is already in judgement and the “PTB’s” (Psychopaths That Bugger) last resort is WAR. Even one time was one too many for me.

  45. JimInFlorida August 29, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

    I will take a stab and comment on JHK’s article.

    From the first sentence, he may have presented the perfect reason to put Hillary in office!

    The USS Titanic is already cracking, ready to split, and all of the ship’s damage control crewmen and systems will become moot at that point. Is this not the best time to transfer command of a sinking ship to the most disposable person??? The entropic forces at work will come out in the open and rule the White House, not Hillary.

    Hillary will be left to write the last page on the ship’s logbook and it will be Hillary who gets the blame… and rightly so. She must close the final chapter in the Book that she and Slick Willie started in 1992 (includes lengthy Preface of her days at Rose Law Firm and being fired for being a pathological Liar).

    It must be Hillary’s name that History’s Salvage Co. will recover from the ruins a century from now.

    BUT, for the next four years, it will be GREAT FUN to hear The Donald J Trump rule the airwaves and blogs as he says continuously, “I TOLD YOU SO!”

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

      “BUT, for the next four years, it will be GREAT FUN to hear The Donald J Trump rule the airwaves and blogs” – Jim-please-remain-in-florida

      Your (or is it ‘The’) Donald HAS NEVER “ruled” ANYTHING!

      Her can’t rule nyc RE, he can’t rule LV Gambling, he can’t rule the university industry.

      he can’t even compete with Kunstler on blogging.

      (prescient)

      • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

        Reply to Florida (con’d)

        That “Your Fired” Show is produced for people outside of the great city of New York City.

        The buildings too

  46. ozone August 29, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

    Paul “Comb-Licker” Wolfowitz says that it’s likely he will be voting for Queen Hillary come November. That’s all I need to know.

    [Future] Hillary sez: “I came; I saw; the fuggin’ country crumbled around my cankles!”

    Ah, schadenfreude… sweet, sweet schadenfreude…

    At this point in the human experiment, it’s especially important to be careful what you wish for. And that projection thingie? Whoo boy, hear tell of Mr. “Compassionate Conservative”, or Mr. “Hope and Change”?
    Hard, hard lessons await those of the wishful bent.

    • dannyboy August 29, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

      MountainMan told us that last week

      • ozone August 30, 2016 at 8:10 am #

        …Then it certainly bears repeating (for the 3-monkey supporters of Her Exalted Majesty).

        Where the neo-cons place their bets and in whose ears they whisper their evil encouragements is, at present, one of the most dangerous pieces on the scales of geopolitical meddling in History. Is it because of the weaponry involved? Well, yeah — that and a blatant continuation of psychopathic rule and intent that goes handily along with it.

        • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 9:21 am #

          The President is elected by lots of votes, not one voter. You must know that.

          ALSO, as a “monkey supporter” I appreciate your encouragement to keep typing, typing, typing comments on CFN. You must also know that Mathematical Thang, where the monkey eventually produces a masterpiece.

          And sells it to enjoy himself even more.

  47. rapier August 29, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

    The quarter point rise in the Fed Funds rate is meaningless as a practical matter because the Fed Funds market, the overnight inter bank lending market barely exists and to the extent it is used it’s a sort of joke.

    Another rise like last Decembers could spark a drop in the market. Not because ‘investors’ are making strategic decision but just because the players need some downside action.

    Everyone needs that downside especially the Fed. They can use a drop of over 10% as the reason for more QE. Yellen at Jackson Hole mentioned an internal Fed paper suggesting two or four trillion will be needed next crisis. Not that a stock market correction is a crisis but the crisis is out of sight and so more QE will come.

    • wpa_ccc August 29, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      There is literally no limit to the amount of QE Yellen can apply to keep things going. There will not be a collapse during Hillary’s eight years nor during the following eight years of Chelsea Clinton/Elizabeth Warren.

      • dweebus August 30, 2016 at 10:54 am #

        Greenspan felt exactly the same way (low interest rates forever) till it happened.

        QE is as worthless as tits on a boar hog when it comes to salvaging the economy. We are now in Japanese economic waters. All QE does is direct gagillions of fiat dollars to the banks, who then sit on them to prop up balance sheets, or direct them into speculation which does nothing whatsoever to boost jobs and wages, which is what we desperately need.

        So for the average Joe, it is meaningless. He still ain’t had an effective raise since 1980. College, healthcare, housing, transport, groceries, utilities, the cost of life keeps going up. The fact that JP Morgan is thriving does nothing for him., and he is pissed.

        The money printed for QE has no velocity in the real economy. It does not circulate. It just boosts the DOW. It is a racket.

  48. Pucker August 29, 2016 at 11:18 pm #

    Backpaddle….

    “The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia. Brzezinski, who was the main proponent of this idea and who drew up the blueprint for imperial expansion in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy. ”

    counterpunch.org/2016/08/25/the-broken-chessboard-brzezinski-gives-up-on-empire/

    • bukowskisghost August 30, 2016 at 12:02 am #

      . Affirmative action and political correctness have run their course. Neo- fascism is the future. The ” too embarrassed to admit they like Trump” crowd is hiding just below the surface, filled with angry simple folk as well as intellects who just want to blow up the rigged system. Martial law will slowly creep into place just as the think tanks have surmised for many years…. Domestic interstate passports, etc etc. one day Mother Earth will get tired of all our petty shenanigans and just shake us off the planet like a cow swipes flies with its tail. Jim continues to amaze me with his insight and wit. He makes me laugh in the midst of a nightmarish reality we now live in. He walks that tightrope better than any writer I have read in recent memory.

  49. BackRowHeckler August 29, 2016 at 11:19 pm #

    Jim, this happened up your way, in Central NY …

    An undergrad from Ithaca College was stabbed to death at Cornell. Cornell, where tuition is $50,000 per year. ON THE 1st DAY of CLASSES! There’s the blade again, which is gaining in popularity every day. These were Affirmative Action Students, who might be looking at Europe and seeing how effective knives and machetes have been in the hands of Muslims against Europeans. Why not try it out here? What do you have to lose, ‘specially in a state like NY with very stringent gun control?

    College must be changing. I remember the first few days on campus was a time to check out the new coeds … not stabbing somebody to death.

    brh

  50. Pucker August 29, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    Napoleon pissed off the Russians and Tsar Alexander by encouraging Polish independence. The Poles, like Brzezinski, have always had a hard-on for the Russians. US foreign policy must be a total clusterfuck if Brzezinski is recommending a 180 degree course reversal?

    • tucsonspur August 30, 2016 at 4:56 am #

      Interesting article in the AI, but I think that his course reversal may have been somewhat exaggerated, even by himself. The following is from “The Grand Chessboard”:

      “The stability of Eurasia’s geopolitical pluralism, precluding the appearance of a single dominant power, would be enhanced by the eventual emergence, perhaps sometime early in the next century”, (21st), “of a Trans Eurasian Security System (TESS).

      Such a transcontinental security agreement should embrace an expanded NATO – connected by a cooperative charter with Russia – and China as well as Japan. … But to get there, NATO must first expand, while engaging Russia in a larger regional framework of security cooperation.”

  51. BackRowHeckler August 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

    Update:

    The Ithaca College student stabbed to death at Cornell was Anthony Nazaire from Brooklyn, NY. His friend Raheem Williams was also stabbed, but is recovering. What motivated the attack was that Naziare was on the dance floor ‘getting down’ to the beat of Bronx rapper ‘A Boogie with a Hoodie’, when he bumped into another dancer. Bad mistake. Even tho he apologized he was stabbed many times.

    Not long ago Cornell was a distinguished, respected institution.

    Need any more be said?

    brh

    • wpa_ccc August 30, 2016 at 3:08 am #

      “Not long ago Cornell was a distinguished, respected institution. Need any more be said?” –brh

      Yes. It needs to be said if the stabber is a Christian.

      If so, do you support a ban on allowing Christians into the country to prevent these kinds of attacks, until “we figure out what the hell is going on” to quote Trump?

      Do you support surveillance of churches and the deportation of Christians from the USA to prevent these kinds of attacks? Or is that distinction reserved for mosques and Muslims?

      • messianicdruid August 30, 2016 at 9:29 am #

        Treat others as you want to be treated. If a person does this he will get what he wants (deserves), unless some wonk is using him.

    • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 9:40 am #

      The dance was at Cornell. The student was from the State U, yes?

      • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 9:42 am #

        Seems like you are blaming Cornell.
        Maybe they are to blame.
        Too many athletes and [——] studies majors.

        • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 10:15 am #

          i blame the knifer

          but on CFN it’s GOTTA’ BE an Institutional Conspiracy.

          • BackRowHeckler August 30, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

            No conspiracy, Dan. I blame the knifer,too.

            But this mindset that impels one to stab someone to death for bumping into him on the dance floor, where does it come from?

            Ex-NFL DB Aaron Hernandez, from nearby Bristol, CT (home of ESPN) now a convicted murderer, shot two Hispanic men for this exact reason … bumping into him in a nightclub, on the dance floor. Looking at Chicago and Baltimore right now, combined 750 murders already this year, leads me to believe there’s something afoot in Black ghettos we’ve never seen before.

            brh

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 1:21 pm #

            that is probable

          • Elrond Hubbard August 30, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

            BRH: “But this mindset that impels one to stab someone to death for bumping into him on the dance floor, where does it come from?”

            The answer is masculinity. It’s part of the same biological package that produces rape, warfare, the idea that women have to be controlled, and the irresistible urge to suck up to the big blond baboon while secretly wishing you had the guts to emulate him. It’s something that men frequently grow out of with time.

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 1:47 pm #

      A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

      i grew up there

  52. Majella August 29, 2016 at 11:44 pm #

    Joe Bageant again – sums it ALL up incredibly succcinctly in this essay” Dancing at the Doomsday Ball”.

    joebageant.net/?p=69

  53. messianicdruid August 29, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    Brzezinski repents after millions have died:

    “The purpose of his first thesis in the 1990’s was designed to show what the US had to do to maintain its global hegemony. But now, Brzezinski is admitting that the US failed to maintain its dominance. Russia and China have risen steadily, and the resistance they both felt from the US State Department has only served to push the two former enemies together. First they became economic partners, and now they are widening their friendship as military allies.

    The US is stronger than either Russia or China separately, but a China-Russian alliance creates an entirely new superpower that demands US cooperation, not confrontation. Because “The United States… is no longer the globally imperial power,” Brzezinski sees “a new global realignment” coming.

    Brzezinski fails to tell his readers that US policy itself, as revealed by General Wesley Clark, has been to destabilize the Mideast by the “supporting democracy,” that is, funding and instigating the so-called “Arab Spring” movements that overthrow “dictators.” US policy has not supported stability at all, but has attempted to weaken the Mideast nations. It is the height of hypocrisy to make it look like the US has actually wanted stability and global security.”

    gods-kingdom-ministries.net/daily-weblogs/2016/08-2016/the-failure-of-the-brzezinski-doctrine/

  54. Pucker August 29, 2016 at 11:51 pm #

    That story about the black SF 49ers quarterback who refuses to stand during the National Anthem to protest “racial oppression” is a bit weird. The bloke makes over $10 million a year. Maybe he just wants to get out of his contract?

  55. Pucker August 30, 2016 at 12:50 am #

    Whatever became of “Little Ricky”? Did he eventually join an Anti-Castro group in Miami?

  56. Pucker August 30, 2016 at 1:16 am #

    Can you CFNers identify the mihrab in your room?

  57. Pucker August 30, 2016 at 1:25 am #

    Go Figure….

    “Vicente Ferrer was an inspired Dominican orator who operated around Valencia at the end of the fourteenth century. His preaching was so persuasive that he was credited with the conversion of thousands in lands as remote as Ireland and Italy. He was especially famed for his ability to convince Jews of their error and was responsible for converting many. In 1405 he came to Toledo to deliver a series of sermons against the Jews, which caused one historian to describe him as “the bloodthirsty enemy of the Jews, intolerant and vehement, with an oratorical style both vibrant and tempestuous and a destructive eloquence without par.” Following one inflamed sermon, his audience became so infuriated with the obstinacy of Toledo’s Jews who refused to heed the words of Ferrer that they swarmed out of church, ran through the streets gathering a mob and burst into the Moorish building which I have been describing. It was then operating as a synagogue, from which the mob hauled all Jews they could find, dragged them to the promenade overlooking the river, cut their throats and threw them onto the rocks below. In one tremendous spasm the Jews of Toledo were practically eliminated, and no sooner were they gone than their synagogue was consecrated a church, and so it remains to this day.”

    • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:25 am #

      There was probably more to it – like them killing Christian children for their rituals. This not a myth btw. A few years ago, Dr Toaf, a Jew and one of the foremost experts on medieval Judaism, actually found the liturgy of the ritual – something the Catholic prosecutors never found. Being a Jew himself, he may well had access to private libraries that would have been closed to others. He wrote a book about it and then recalled from publishing due to death threats.

      • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 9:38 am #

        Spain welcomed 3 million Jews? They had been banned centuries ago so now ‘Right of Return?’

      • Elrond Hubbard August 30, 2016 at 10:25 am #

        Janos: “This not a myth btw.”

        Oh, okay. Glad to see that cleared up.

    • Elrond Hubbard August 30, 2016 at 10:25 am #

      So lynching is nothing new. There are quotes around that passage — what are you quoting from?

  58. Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:28 am #

    dailystormer.com/oz-weird-bastard-adds-hydrochloric-acid-to-gay-nightclubs-lube-dispenser/

    I neither condemn nor condone. As Pope Francis said, Who am I to judge? Gayism is a culture unto itself. What they do in the privacy of their own clubs is their business. Maybe this is just kink gone wrong….

    • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 10:16 am #

      Wiki seems to disagree with you [and you misspelled his name],

      Ariel Toaff (born 1942) is a professor of Medieval and Renaissance History at Bar Ilan University in Israel, whose work has focused on Jews and their history in Italy.

      He came to international prominence with the 2007 publication of the first edition of his controversial book Pasque Di Sangue (Passovers of Blood), in which he claimed historical basis[1] for ritual use of human blood, obtained by murder.
      The claim was criticized as lending support to blood libel, an allegation that modern historians have described as unsupported by facts and which the Catholic Church has similarly repudiated since the 13th century.[2][3]

      Toaff wrote that these critics had misunderstood his book, which argued that the ritual use of small quantities of dried blood in magical curses had been a real practice among medieval “Ashkenazi extremists”, but that this was unrelated to the accusation of ritual murder which was the central claim of blood libel.[4]

      • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

        And who owns Wikipedia? Dr Toaff backed off and cucked out. People want to live. Given what he was up against, it’s forgivable.

  59. KesaAnna August 30, 2016 at 4:00 am #

    the abolitionist become Gay Multiculturalist , and the Slave Owner become a Nazi ,

    are so much alike as to be really hard to tell apart.

    They both want the same thing ; the Big Empire.

    Yes, you are sinking under the weight of big business, big agriculture, too-big-to-fail-banking —

    AND THE BIG EMPIRE.

    The Big Empire was a bad idea.

    Whether a multicultural big empire , or a common-culture big empire, it is the same thing.

    And regardless of what you call it , the big empire is your religion , except it is minus the virtue of actually being a religion

  60. riyaz August 30, 2016 at 4:16 am #

    Thanks for the mention, Jim.

    http://www.visiit.com

  61. riyaz August 30, 2016 at 4:17 am #

    we can come to terms with the gravity of the human predicament at this juncture in history we might be able to re-establish nationhood here enough to stabilize population to within sustainability of native resources.

    http://www.visiit.com

  62. KL Cooke August 30, 2016 at 4:44 am #

    Damn, it didn’t take long for the food fight to break out this week.

    • messianicdruid August 30, 2016 at 9:17 am #

      A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.

  63. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    It is going to be the first Presidential election in the history of the USA when one of the presidential candidates has de facto ceased an executive power and is actively using administrative resource to her advantage.

    All those Clintons-Rices-Nulands-Kogans-Wolfowitz do not seem to consider America their country and are ready to sacrifice it for the sake of the global power of their clans.

    In general it is purely clinical manifestation of the negative selection of American elites over the last quarter century.

  64. ccm989 August 30, 2016 at 9:17 am #

    Wow, just read about the extended DOS attack that shut down your website. So sorry to hear about that. Since when are people so crazy that having a different opinion means you should resort to sabotage to get back at them. Very Un-American, I must say. Sabotage is done to enemies of the state not your fellow Americans.

    This election is bringing out all the crazies. Especially all the crazies who hate people who are black, Jewish, gay, female, immigrant or Muslim. Apparently the crazies are feeling very threatened. So they resort to sabotage or keep telling us how Putin is a better leader than Obama. Former KKK leader David Duke is running as a Republican! The Grand Old Party has really sunk to the bottom. Pretty sad really.

    • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 9:52 am #

      Not as sad as YOU.
      Read, ‘Obama Nation’ and get back to me.

    • Elrond Hubbard August 30, 2016 at 10:32 am #

      ccm989: “Wow, just read about the extended DOS attack that shut down your website. So sorry to hear about that.”

      Yeah, the Internet is a great thing overall, but it’s like a Swiss Army chainsaw: dangerous when placed in irresponsible hands. Or as Gene Spafford once wrote: “like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea — massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.”

      ccm989: “Since when are people so crazy that having a different opinion means you should resort to sabotage to get back at them.”

      Since always. Where have you been? 🙂

  65. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    Russians are coming!

    Turned on TV at 7 am and the first thing I heard was the cry of the Democratic minority leader in the Senate Harry Reid Russians are coming! I specifically did not test it with a good morning in the best traditions of James Forrestal, as validated data often displace the most interesting ideas out of your head.

    Reid calls on the FBI that was publicly raped by Clinton to investigate the circumstances clearly hinting that Russian hackers will penetrate the electoral machinery and tamper with the vote in favor of Donald Trump. Nothing new here, Clinton immediately after the convention, where she has publicly raped Sanders, attempted to rape Trump, alleging that he was a Russian spy. But what is interesting in this case that this hysteria occurred after a few days, when political propaganda suddenly subsided, and Clinton disappeared from TV screens for over 10 days.

    In the circumstances, the Reid psychosis can be explained in two ways:

    1. Clinton is really fucked up and Reid was asked to give a theatrical performance

    2. There were Trump negotiations with Hillary sponsors regarding that with her they quickly are going to get to the Other and Better world, where are no branches of Chase Manhattan bank, and nobody accepts credit cards, so they just have to deprive her of the ability to falsify the election results.

    And all this is due to the check-mate in three moves in Turkey that I was talking about before.

  66. Vlad the Inhaler August 30, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    I enjoy – if that’s the right word! – this blog every week, but if I have an issue with articles like the one above, it is with timing.

    When I was thirty I expected the Soviet Union to collapse, I just didn’t think that it would do so within my lifetime. That was thirty years ago and within a year or two it was gone, dumped on the scrapheap of history along with Austro-Hungary, Byzantium, the Raj and all the rest.

    While an awful lot of chickens must be coming home to roost right now, when they actually arrive is difficult to predict. If anything, I am surprised that those in “power” have managed to keep their various houses of cards upright for as long as they have. It can’t possibly be by good judgement, so it must be good luck – of the Devil, probably.

    But creaky gates can sometimes last longest and we might wake up to Armageddon tomorrow morning or, at my age, I might just live long enough not to see it. Whether the election of Homicidal Hillary will trigger it or just be co-incident with it remains to be seen. If, along with everything else J.H.K. articulates so well, she starts chucking the ordnance around to make Bush and Obama look like Quakers, just about anything can happen.

    Good luck everybody; whatever happens we could all do with a bit of that.

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      And good luck to you.

      The Future is Bright!

  67. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Europe told the United States to go screw itself: what are the consequences?

    What happened only a few people believed was possible, and almost no one discussed. What so-called experts of traditional media refused to take into account, has become a reality.

    Following the German Government, the French Government, represented by the Minister of Foreign Trade Matthias Thecla, announced the completion of negotiations on a Transatlantic Partnership Agreement in the field of trade and investment, better known as TTIP. “Political support for the negotiations in France is no more”, – said Thekla. Let me remind you, most recently Vice-Chancellor of Germany, Sigmar Gabriel, said the same thing, but in other words: “The negotiations have failed”

    This is a serious defeat for Washington.

    Secure the colonial status of the EU economy the Americans failed. Open the European market for US corporations by eliminating various protectionist barriers – also failed. And most importantly have failed to subdue the European judicial system to US private equity courts, which were intended by the drafters of the agreement to have the right to veto any action of the European courts, parliaments and governments if they threaten the profits of US companies.

    The fact that the European Union did not manage to tear out of the project “New Silk Road”, which Russia is very interested in, it’s just a nice bonus of this story for us.

  68. dweebus August 30, 2016 at 11:28 am #

    I still am unconvinced that there is much of a common culture left. I don’t think there is. Just looking at my adopted state, downstate despises Chicago, and vice-versa.

    Chicago is full of gangbangers and elite financial or hipster types. Downstate is full of hillbillies. They glare malevolently at each other over the divide of I-80. They have very little in common. Music, food, dance, etc. are all very different.

    Is this the fault of the Progressive left? Perhaps, but equal blame must be laid at the feet of the Reactionary Right, IMO.

    Both have played fast and loose with history. The Right insisting that the narrative of the Revolution and Manifest Destiny were the vanguard of freedom, the Left insisting that there was a dark side (slavery, genocide, and oppresion). Both were right, but both insisted theirs was the only valid interpretation.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

      Insisting there was a dark side? No, they say there was nothing but dark, period. Read Howard Zinn. Now axe yourself how did this vicious hate filled hack get his book into every college in the land?

      Someone(s), very highly placed, really hate this country. As Ginsburg once yelled to a cop, “We’re going to get your children.” They did. Education is the key. The Establishment was complicit when not wildly in favor of this intellectual sea change, already dreaming of Global Order. And America and the West must fall that this may rise.

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

      Yes. I see that in the state neighboring The Wonderful City of New York City New York.

      For example, Walter B began with “I grew up in Newark, New Jersey and then Plainfield” to establish his cred. Becoming more rageful he progressed to:

      “I will end my remarks with this. No we ate our meal at Carmine’s before the safari in the park and I may have grown up in the shadow of the Big A-Hole but it was never my kind of place I assure you.”

      Now there it is. Starts with pride in his dump-town (which, being in polite company, I overlooked) but ends up with the lamest critique of The Wonderful City of New York City New York.

      Now, I have heard these words before. They are unique to certain “types” who DO NOT LIVE WELL. While our Wonderful New York City New Yorkers decide it is worth some $Millions to live well, those surrounding The Wonderful City don’t spend those $millions, but do get the opportunity to critique The Most Wonderful City in The World.

      Aren’t we generous?

    • JimInFlorida August 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

      Sounds like my State of Florida except it’s a 3-way split.
      We have the Miami-Metro Area (Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-West Palm Beach).
      Then Orlando-Disney-Tampa.
      Then the rest of rest of Florida.

      Miami-Metro is South New York City.
      Orlando-Disney-Tampa is suburban blight, sprawl, and everything that’s gone wrong with Florida since 1971.
      The rest is Flori-Duh. Meh, it could be worse and it’s still better than Orlando or Miami.

  69. volodya August 30, 2016 at 12:02 pm #

    Messianic Druid, U.S. “dominance”, was a bad idea even if it were temporarily feasible, which it wasn’t anyway. Too many things go wrong. History abounds with lessons which routinely get ignored.

    If you had tried to point out examples like those provided by the Romans, the British and the Spanish you got waved away with deep sighs. It’s DIFFERENT this time. America isn’t Britain nor ancient Rome nor especially those greaseball Latin lovers the Spanish. Heaven forfend. And anyway, don’t you know that history is bunk?

    In any case, the question was made academic ever since American oligarchs got the brilliant idea of sending American manufacturing to China which simultaneously undermined American economic and military capability and made China into a world power and America’s chief adversary. The era of American hegemony was thus short.

    People despised the U.S. for its disastrous meddling. The question now is whether they’ll like China any better. Seems that there’s a whole bunch of countries nervous about Chinese muscle flexing so they look to the U.S. for a protective alliance. They’re better off looking to themselves and their neighbors.

    The U.S. is a shadow of its former, post WW2 self. It no longer has the industrial capacity to mount a fight like in the 1940s, nor has it got the national will.

    Take on China? I don’t think so. If it tried, the U.S. would come apart like Mussolini’s Italy or the Hapsburgs or Czarist Russia. The calamities of Afghanistan and Iraq were instructive as to American feebleness. Again, a lot of history to look at which no doubt will get ignored.

    So Zbig “repents”. What good is “I’m sorry”? It won’t raise any of the dead.

    • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

      Well said. Utter and unutterable hubris followed by nemesis. How could they have been so stupid? Because drunk.

      But there is Another Tower, greater and more strong. They have taken our Fall into account and eagerly desire it. Zbig may be one of them and just playing 3d chess with us.

  70. volodya August 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    Dweebus, I know what you’re saying because I’ve seen it myself. But as Erik points out there’s also commonalities provided by the English language and, IMO, values inherent in modes of interacting and governing.

    No matter though, even if there ARE commonalities in culture, bi-coastal elites have done their level best to alienate people living in heartland America via an unending torrent of insults and put-downs. Now that heartlanders are well and truly pissed at the elimination of their economic mainstay and the depredations of Wall Street and the Oligarchs, they’re called fascists and morons and racists. This shows every indication of going very badly.

    It won’t matter whether it’s Lie-Till-You-Die Hillary or Trump the Baffoon, events will sweep away whoever is at the podium. There are forces roiling that are orders of magnitude stronger than anything anyone in the Oval office can muster. As a consequence, as Kunstler sez, enter the hard asses.

    • dweebus August 31, 2016 at 11:26 am #

      It is interesting that you bring up language. Anthropologists will tell you it is THE big divider, second only to how we get food. (foraging, horticulture, agriculture, pastoral/herding and industrial ag) Not skin color, nore the shape of the eyes or noe, nor religion, but language.

      A common refrain from both sides with European first contact was “they don’t even talk like humans”.

      Now English is the default in the states. But language morphs and shifts over time. Dialects emerge. The advent of radio/TV/the interwebs allowed a false “standard American English” to emerge patterned on the speech of the Midwest, primarily. As the oil age unwinds, expect regional dialects to make a comeback with a vengeance, exacerbating existing divides.

      A perfect example, out in WY the median or ditches alongside highways are called “borrow ditches” or “borrow pits” because you borrowed the dirt to build up the road bed. We have what is called a “typical Midwestern dipthong” as an accent. So with a bit of a slur, the borrow ditch becomes barr ditch.

      Out here in IL, they are simply called medians. Expect these divides to grow.

      Another good example is Al Gore. He learned how to lose his Southern accent, because a Tennesee drawl was not conducive to national office. He was seen by many Tenneseeans as “fake”.

      So I think insisting that there is, or will be, a single standard English is rather pointless.

  71. wpa_ccc August 30, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    “They have very little in common. Music, food, dance, etc. are all very different.” –dweebus

    Yes, this is what makes for such a great country. Living in the USA I have been able to share with so many different cultures, Greek festivals, Irish music, Polish sausages, Mongolian throat singers, etc.

    Thank God we are all so very different. Makes life interesting and fun.

    How boring it would be if we all had to speak the same language, eat the same food, dance the same dance, listen to the same music, stay within our little imaginary lines painted on the globe called borders.

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

      gotta’ add St Pat’s.

      Close friend in Belfast comes to nyc every St Pat’s for the celebration (claims it is greater here). Brings a celebration with him (he’s ex-ira, and as a result owns huge property interests in Belfast).

  72. wpa_ccc August 30, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    “Trump the Baffoon” –volodya

    See? This is why we are going to miss Q. (may he rest in peace).

  73. BackRowHeckler August 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    In Philly, the Knockout Game is alive and well.

    Check out Philadelphia news today.

    how much fun must it be to land a roundhouse punch on an unsuspecting victims head, and capture it on video? If the victim dies (which he did) that makes it even better! Your ‘street cred’ is assured.

    The ‘New Urbanism’ and ‘Livable Cities’ movements … how will they work with this sort of thing going on? Who’s going to want to live in these cities? It seems like all standards of civilization have evaporated.

    Whitey, stay out of urban areas. You are the new ‘Kulak’.

    brh

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      “Whitey, stay out of urban areas.” BRH

      The Greatest City of New York City New York proves your statement incorrect. Again

      • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

        Manhattan is only a small part of New York. And only part of Manhattan is liveable for Pale skins. Most of the rest of New York isn’t either. You know this yet lie. Why?

        • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

          i never lie, i have nothing to hide

          here’s my youth:

          Until the late 1990s, the Bronx River Houses served as the worldwide ground zero for Hip-Hop culture. In the mid-1990s, the Giuliani administration used the NYPD to drive the Universal Zulu Nation out of the Bronx River Houses after defining them as a gang. The Bronx River Houses were the first housing projects in the country to be put under 24-hour police watch and have their common areas redesigned so that the entire housing project would be watched by cameras. Famous Hip-Hop musicians from the Bronx River Houses include Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Jazzy Jay, Martin Cofield, Sean Perry, Afrika Islam, Jamall Moss, the Soul Sonic Force, Kylik Clark “Alleymatill”, Fernando “Royal” Singleton, Eshawn Hall (DJ Mista Smoke) and Kareem Kennedo (NY$) Kill Bill Gang. DJ Red Alert also got his start in the Bronx River Houses. Bronx development is bordered by East 172nd and East 174th Streets and Manor and Harrod Avenues.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

            So go back there now and tell us how it goes. Probably worse now for a White or Jew? Just maybe?

            Just read an interesting quote by Israeli dissident, Israel Shamir: the Jew is never free as a Jew. The very unity of his race and religion and its hoary antiquity give great power, yes – but not for the individual. He is bound always to defend his Nation and People no matter what. No matter how wrong they might be in a given case.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

            I like being around music and musicians. Sorry you don’t

            but i’m not surprised.

            get a Soul

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

            Yeah but do they like you being around them, white boy?

            That shit aint music btw. And the people who own the stations who promulgated it throughout the country and then the world have much to answer for.

          • JimInFlorida August 30, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

            I guess, to YOUR Jewish ears, danny, the Living Strings Orchestra is stank-ass booty gorilla noise! British Light Music to Jews is like a crucifix to Dracula! The very idea of “Beautiful Music” is horrifying to Jewish media and entertainment!

            High-end Black groups from the mid-20th century, like the 5th Dimension, Marvin Gaye, and Nat King Cole, are glorified Uncle Toms and don’t count as Black.

            Of all the names you’ve presented from the Bronx, I never heard of one! Only thugz with gangsta names count as “authentic” Black.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

            Bob Dylan has ordained Hip Hop as the New Great Music

            and i know you respect Bob Dylan

            (P.S. re: “but do they like you being around them”,
            EVERYBODY LIKES BEING AROUND ME, sorry you don’t have that experience. But you know: The Love You Make is Equal to The Love You Take)

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

            FloridaJim,

            I am sorry your music appreciation is so limited, but I’m not surprised.

            I did cry at the Opera recently. Madame Butterfly. Get’s me all the time.

            And of course, the interpretation of Dannyboy that I shared earlier. Oh my!

          • elysianfield August 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

            “I like being around music and musicians”

            Dannyboy,
            I didn’t see you hanging around the front of the Blue Note last time I was there….

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

            i go straight in

            like in most venues in nyc

            You gotta’ line up?

      • BackRowHeckler August 31, 2016 at 11:53 am #

        Ok Dan, NYC excepted.

        Altho as a native and person of means you know where to go and where not to go, when to be somewhere and when not to be …

        … in order to avoid being knockout punched.

        brh

    • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

      You heard about Colin Kaepernick?
      His mama was a coal burner and his father, a jig whose identity is unknown.

      Oh, the ‘Black’ quarterback gets 130M for bench warming.

  74. tucsonspur August 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    ” Farewell to the squishy Left all over the place. Enter the hard asses.”

    That’s right, Jim. What we need is someone who can crack walnuts with his asshole, and leave a pile of shells high enough to “sandblast” a battleship.

    I really can’t attest to the strength of Trump’s sphincter, but I bet he could do it!

    • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 2:19 pm #

      Yes, it’s time to chew gum and kick ass. But the pathologically polite want to chew cud and kick around their own shit – fashion, sports, casual sex, career, etc.

      • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

        “crack walnuts with his asshole, and leave a pile of shells high enough to “sandblast” a battleship.” – tucsonspur

        “Yes, it’s time to chew gum and kick ass.” – Janos Skorenzy

        Donald Trump Biography
        Born: 1946 New York, New York
        Privileged childhood

        Read more: notablebiographies.com/St-Tr/Trump-Donald.html#ixzz4IqElW3kA

        • malthuss August 30, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

          Privileged childhood, as in; his father worked and his mother was a home maker?
          The Trumps were married. Like wow.

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

            It’s not authentic unless degraded and agonized. For us that is. For them, privilege, wealth, and leisure are all good. Likewise, we’re supposed to be struggling super individualists. They get to be Tribe.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

            When he was young, he went to the private Kew-Forest School in Forest Hills, Queens, where his father, Frederick, a very wealthy real estate developer, was on the governing board. Behavior problems led to Donald’s exit from the school, at which point he was sent to the New York Military Academy at age 13 by his parents, who, according to Biography.com, hoped “the discipline of the school would channel his energy in a positive manner.”

            He did well there, and then went to Fordham University, a Jesuit school in the Bronx, for two years, before transferring to the University of Pennsylvania and studied economics for two years, graduating in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree. He took undergraduate classes at Penn’s famed Wharton School of Business. Though he was not enrolled in Wharton’s prestigious MBA program, he was admitted to Penn after an interview with a “friendly” Wharton admissions officer who was an old classmate of Trump’s older brother.

            Oh yeah, he was driven around in his father’s chauffeured Cadillac.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

            “For them, privilege, wealth, and leisure are all good.” – Janos

            I am a Self-Made Man.

            You are a dope.

            notice the small “d”?

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 6:39 pm #

            Rap is the soundtrack of Kali Yuga. If you like it, you are it. Soon everyone will look like Tony Weiner. That face! Lust is the most common door to the lower worlds according to the Sages.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 6:54 pm #

            you don’t like sex?

            whatdya’ got?

          • JimInFlorida August 30, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

            “Rap is the soundtrack of Kali Yuga” -Janos

            Well said!!!

            While the cycle of the Yugas is a circle, I would contend that the circle rolls on a linear down slope. Like a wheel rolling downhill, a particular point on the wheel is experiencing its relative position of uptrend or downtrend.

            At some point the wheel is at the bottom and slows down. I don’t see any outside energy to carry us out out of the Kali Yuga and back up towards the Dvapara Yuga. Normally, in history, such recovery would come from Divine power to overcome the natural entropy of society. But, it’s clear that there will be no mass awakening and clearing of errors this time.

            In the Mahabharata, near the end of the Battle of Kurukshetra, Mother Earth finally decided it was time to end the war by finishing off Karna. The Earth reached up and seized his chariot wheel with an iron grip, thus paralyzing him. The war would never end as long as he could keep fighting. That supernatural act enabled Arjun to finally kill him off and hasten the end of the war.

            The chronic disease of mass anomie, and the perpetrators of that anomie, will go on unless some Divine Force grips the wheel of the Yugas and forces it to stay put at the bottom i.e. Kali Yuga. Just my two cents….

          • JimInFlorida August 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm #

            I just contradicted myself. Had multiple thoughts going and submitted my comment in haste.

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 7:33 pm #

            ” Just my two cents….”

            Hey JIF:

            shirtoid.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/The-End-is-Near.jpg

            P.S. I AM Living The Sat Yug in the midst of your Kali Yug

          • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

            “I just contradicted myself. Had multiple thoughts going and submitted my comment in haste.” JIF

            I can correct your post if I had All of Eternity to do so. But I’ll start:

            (1) JIF wrote: “’Rap is the soundtrack of Kali Yuga’ -Janos
            Well said!!!”

            not

            OK, maybe that’s to concise an explanation. So I will expand:

            It is a part of The Wholeness.
            and…The Wholeness is contained in the part.

            now we’re good on #1

          • Janos Skorenzy August 30, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

            I go with the Neo Traditionalists (Guenon, Schuon, Lings, et al), the End of the Cycle of Ages is catastrophic. There is no slow climb back up but rather a collapse and then revivification by Divine Grace – right back to Satya Yuga.

            The Hindus, who seem to know more about this than any, now seem divided on this. The Sri Yukteshwar/Yogananda school of thought is the evolutionary one back up stage by stage. They think we are already out of Kali Yuga – an obvious error. The Traditional Hindus believe as the Western Neos believe I believe. The most prominent of these Western seekers (named above) converted to Sufi Islam, seeing it as the most alive of the Traditions and the latest and most applicable to our times.

            They were men of great intellectual attainment and Guenon was initiated into many paths before settling on Sufism – including Vedanta. Lings actually said something like what Danny is saying, that the Satya Yuga can be felt towards the end of Kali Yuga as the End nears the Beginning. Danny seems to be symbolizing this with the Kabbalistic idea that the whole Tree is in every Sephirah.

    • tedriley January 25, 2017 at 7:12 am #

      I agree with you absolutely.

      Read more on this here: trumpwhitehouse.net/donald-trump-biography/

  75. malthuss August 30, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Moonbattery.com

  76. wpa_ccc August 30, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    “Privileged childhood, as in; his father worked and his mother was a home maker?” –Malthuss

    “It has not been easy for me. And you know I started off in Brooklyn, my father gave me a small loan of a million dollars.” –Donald Trump, at a town hall appearance, Oct. 26, 2015

    Donald Trump’s father, Fred Trump, was one of the richest men in America after constructing apartment complexes for the middle-class in Brooklyn and Queens. Donald Trump’s insight was to cross the river and start building in Manhattan, a much more prominent stage for the publicity-conscious would-be billionaire.

    Trump’s father — whose name had been besmirched in New York real estate circles after investigations into windfall profits and other abuses in his real estate projects — was an essential silent partner in Donald Trump’s initiative. In effect, the son was the front man, relying on his father’s connections and wealth, while his father stood silently in the background to avoid drawing attention to himself.

    Trump’s claim that he built a real-estate fortune out of a “small” $1 million loan is simply not credible. He benefited from numerous loans and loan guarantees, as well as his father’s connections, to make the move into Manhattan. His father also set up lucrative trusts to provide steady income. When Donald Trump became overextended in the casino business, his father bailed him out with a shady casino-chip loan—and Trump also borrowed $9 million against his future inheritance. While Trump asserts “it has not been easy for me,” he glosses over the fact that his father paved the way for his success — and that his father bailed him out when he got into trouble.

    For ignoring and playing down the substantial advantages his father’s wealth gave him, Trump earns Four Pinocchios.

    This is what Malthuss calls “work”!

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm #

      We let Trump make some money so we could take it from him.

      over, and over, and over again

      he never figured

  77. dolph9 August 30, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    It actually is the case that millions of blacks, and to a lesser extent muslims and hispanics, are seething with resentment against white America, for whatever reason. Whether legitimate or not, this is actually a fact, a reality of life in the year 2016.

    Collapse isn’t going to be fun! It isn’t going to be bicycling and gardening! You can certainly do that if you want, but collapse is going to be the relentless decline in living standards and racial chaos.

  78. wpa_ccc August 30, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    “Collapse isn’t going to be fun!” –dolph9

    Speak for yourself. Collapse is what you make of it. People have been telling me all my life that things are not going to be fun, beginning with my parents who said, “Just wait until you have to work and make your own way in the world.” Turned out everything has been fun. Vietnam war? Fun. Work? Fun. Travel? Fun. Dental root canal? Fun. Appendix surgery? Fun. Filling out tax returns? Fun. CFN? Fun. Donald Trump presidency? Fun.

    It is not what is happening to you that matters, it is the way you respond. For you, I predict collapse is not going to be fun… because you don’t seem to be having fun now. You may have lost the key to having fun.

  79. malthuss August 30, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    HuffPo banned story about Hitlerys health.
    Funny.

  80. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2016 at 8:00 pm #

    Reid has requested an investigation by the FBI of Russian hackers ability to influence the US election in order to divert attention from the mountain of evidence that the Democratic Party has not only forged the results of the primaries, but was preparing to fake the results of the general election.

    nytimes.com/2016/08/30/us/politics/harry-reid-russia-tampering-election-fbi.html?_r=1

    But most importantly is that the WikiLeaks published everything about participation of H. Clinton in the destruction of Libya as a State.

    On the video is a programmer testimony, which has developed a program which allows forging the results of electronic voting

    youtube.com/watch?v=eER3oha8q2U

    Personally, I feel extremely disappointed with American intellectuals even allowing the idea of Hillary in the White House, despite all that innocent blood on her hands.

    • dannyboy August 30, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      “Reid has requested an investigation by the FBI of Russian hackers ability to influence the US election” – FTM

      I knew it!

      I blew the cover off the whole Russian infested hacker bot virus goings on.

      I accuse you
      FTM

  81. FincaInTheMountains August 30, 2016 at 8:48 pm #

    The coolest thing about the Trump presidency will be a total destruction of a chokehold the Wall Street keeps around the American and world economy.

    Wall Street makes its living almost exclusively off of financial technology of emitting the world reserve currency, no dollar as an exclusive reserve currency – no Wall Street; they all could be replaced with couple of Servers in a Google basement and a dozen mobile apps.

    Trump, most likely, will go back to Bush Amero plans, setup back in 2006.

    • wpa_ccc August 30, 2016 at 11:12 pm #

      Yeah, you want to put an egocentric BILLIONAIRE in the White House, author of Art of the Deal, and see what he does to the American and world economy?

      No, thanks. I will be voting for anyone but Trump.

    • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 7:38 am #

      FTM

      Wall Street MAKES those decisions, not no f-n president.

  82. wpa_ccc August 31, 2016 at 12:13 am #

    You guys are taking it all too literally. It is a metaphor. Kali yuga ends when the deepest, darkest negativity and other impressions of the mind are ended and purity reigns! The end of Kali will bring forth the beginning of the Golden Age! When the ego has been annihilated the Golden Age of the inner consciousness will prevail. So will the world be destroyed? Will the earth be destroyed? No. It is the Ahamkara (ego consciousness) that will be destroyed.

    • KesaAnna August 31, 2016 at 2:47 am #

      “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..”

      Hopefully it is metaphor, and never literal.

      taken literally it is the common , literal, sentiment of prison , and of the palace.

      and why I avoid both places like the plague.

    • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 7:40 am #

      wpa_ccc

      What d’ya got against ego?

      I LOVE my ego

      can’t you tell?

    • CrusherMuldoon August 31, 2016 at 5:33 pm #

      cite a source

  83. wpa_ccc August 31, 2016 at 12:16 am #

    What a hypocrite Trump is!

    WASHINGTON – Republicans have ramped up their hammering of Hillary Clinton for not holding a news conference this year – even as their own presidential nominee has been banning dozens of journalists from participating in his.

    Trump has banned Univision, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, The Des Moines Register, Politico and The Washington Post from receiving credentials to his campaign events, including news conferences. The ban prevents reporters who have produced some of the most critical coverage of Trump from even attending, let alone asking questions.

    • KesaAnna August 31, 2016 at 1:17 am #

      What a hypocrisy this is.

      Any lawyer will tell you ; Do YOU get to question the police ? Do YOU get to question the prosecutor ?

      Then F*** THEIR questions.

      Only a fool invites “questions” from their enemies.

      If YOU got to rifle through THEIR panty drawer , THAT would be fair , moral, just, and true.

      Anything else is a lie masking an exploitation.

      And only someone completely lacking in any honesty claims otherwise.

      • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 7:42 am #

        “If YOU got to rifle through THEIR panty drawer” – KesaAnna

        Donald’s got a panty drawer?

  84. wpa_ccc August 31, 2016 at 12:20 am #

    OBAMA CUTS HEAD OFF ISIS SNAKE

    Islamic State militant group spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani has been killed in Aleppo, the organization’s Amaq News Agency said in a statement on Tuesday.

    Adnani was one of the most high-ranking figures in ISIS. In addition to his role as propaganda chief, he was thought to have been in charge of the group’s external terror operations.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 12:50 am #

      And Huma Abedin is the ISIS communication officer between Hillary and ISIS/ME ODESSA.

  85. wpa_ccc August 31, 2016 at 12:28 am #

    The Russian threat is extensive and includes the intent to falsify official election results. Even if Hillary gets more votes, Putin’s hacks can arrange it so that Trump is elected. Turns out Trump is right. The election is rigged… in Trump’s favor!

  86. FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    Well the United Nations are effectively finished, the Olympic Movement, too, G-7, bye-bye. That was the last international forum.

    The most important thing is the coming meeting between Putin and May. I do not know if Obama will get himself free from Bastinda by that time, but if he does then it will certainly be full of fireworks, as Obama and the Bushes and the Englishwoman have clearly entered some pact.

    • JimInFlorida August 31, 2016 at 8:41 am #

      Good riddance to the Olympics. It needs to die.

      At one time, it may have symbolized the competition of amateur sportsmen from all nations. But, over the past 40 years, the Olympics has succumbed to shameless commercialism, profiteering, merchandising, and attention whoring. Not to mention all the bullshit events that have crept in over time. Events that have no clear scoring of win or loss (gymnastics) or do not reflect athletic skill (curling).

      • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 9:14 am #

        wait a second!

        did you watch those 2 P.R. women volleyball players

        sweating

        writhing

        see what i mean?

        • JimInFlorida August 31, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

          No, I didn’t watch one event. The 1976 Olympics was the last Olympic event I cared about.

          I’d rather see a woman put her Home Ec. skills to good use!

          • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

            sweating

            writhing

            not even a little tempted?

      • malthuss August 31, 2016 at 10:20 am #

        the Olympics has succumbed to shameless commercialism,
        it is now a platform for PC- Political correctness.

        ‘Refugee Team.’

  87. KesaAnna August 31, 2016 at 1:03 am #

    Look ; The FAKE diversity versus common culture ” debate ” !

    ( Very much like the FAKE Creationism versus Darwinism “debate” , but that’s the subject of another commentary. )

    I really despise shoelaces , so I look for footwear that doesn’t include shoe laces. Also, I live in a rural area where sidewalks and asphalt are not the norm, but mud, snow, and briars are .
    So, given that criteria , and given they also happen to look pretty while at the same time being utilitarian , I bought a pair of jack boots.

    I stubbornly wore them for awhile , but they ultimately wound up banished to the closet , despite their virtues, because of all the dirty looks I got from BOTH the champions of cosmopolitan diversity, and the common culture patriots.

    Clearly the former assumed I was some sort of Nazi .
    Clearly the latter assumed I was anti-American.

    Now if you bother to look at any substantial number of photos of the American frontier / the old west , from 1850 to 1920, or go to museums and look at surviving examples of what was worn then, what you will rarely , or never, see , are any examples of that gaudy , uncomfortable, and lavishly impractical footwear now passed off as the American cowboy boot.

    What Jesse James , American cowboys, American pioneers, and the U.S. 7th Cavalry , WERE wearing , ubiquitously , looked very much like, or basically were, jack boots.

    So ;

    The Common culture patriots love their country so much that they never bothered to study it beyond the cramming they had to do for a 6th grade civics class.

    And the Champions of diversity respect other cultures so much that they never bothered to study it beyond what can be crammed into a 30 second TV commercial aimed at an 8 year olds understanding.

    — Or , worse , both DO know the actual facts and the actual context, but by choice elect to ignore it and pander instead to the narrow , grossly simplistic, bigoted conceit of an 8 year old.

    Because, as Shakespeare famously said, ” To do a little right, do a little wrong. ”

    Because, after all , there is some compelling , over-arching moral or practical imperative in stigmatizing jack boots .

    Because, after all , there is some compelling , over-arching moral or practical imperative in pushing ugly, less practical, footwear.

    Like I said at the beginning, it’s a fake debate.
    the gay multiculturalist doesn’t give a damn about other cultures, and the Common culture patriots don’t give a damn about America.

    Neither of these clubs gives a damn about human rights.
    Both in fact have the same agenda, which agenda both never state out-right and bluntly.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 1:27 am #

      Are you wearing portjanki with your jackboots?

      Than you really may be considered anti-American:

      aif.ru/pictures/201301/int020110523-47_1750x1750.jpg

      rtzra.ru/wiki/_media/society/portjanki.jpg

      • KesaAnna August 31, 2016 at 1:55 am #

        I rarely wear any sort of layer unless it is actually cold enough to warrant it, and it is rarely cold here.

        So, no socks either.

        So I guess I’m both anti-American and anti-Russian.

        That figures.

        The most noticeable characteristic of both countries to this outsider are the legions of peasants constantly and enthusiastically boasting about their power . ( actually someone elses power. Someone else who would never invite them to their party. )

        • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 8:32 am #

          “to this outsider” – KesaAnna

          How far “outside”?

          ’cause here in nyc, ny, usa we wear all kinda’ boots. My fav being a style popularized by Russians coming to nyc, ny, usa.

          F M Boots

        • Janos Skorenzy September 1, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

          Have you tried leather socks? Try leather socks or your feet will become like leather.

          islamicbookstore.com/leathersocks.html

    • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 8:49 am #

      Recommend a pair of Red Wing Desert Boots designed specifically for Brooks Brothers. Gets nothing but admiring glances.

  88. FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 5:18 am #

    British princess brought a gift of an “Arctic Star” to Russian North Port of Archangelsk

    Queen Elizabeth’s daughter with her husband will celebrate in the Russian North the 75th anniversary of the arrival in the USSR of the famous ship “Dervish”.

    In Archangelsk, began celebrations devoted to the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first allied convoy codenamed “Dervish”. The celebration of the anniversary was attended by the veterans of the countries – allies of the USSR, the participants of the northern convoy route of American Lend-Lease program.

    Queen Elizabeth II’s daughter Princess Anne and her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence brought an “Arctic Star” – UK state award, which is awarded for service in the polar convoys.

    c.izvestiacontent.ru/media/3/news/2016/08/629512/ac8352c83b661989084c73488d1622db.jpg

    c.izvestiacontent.ru/media/3/news/2016/08/629512/91cb3382d5d60138ae91c770f220bc29.jpg

    British are clearly stating where they are in the current confrontation – with their traditional Entente Allies.

    American voters in November will have to make a choice – new Axis of Evil – Clinton’s Washington – Berlin – Riyadh, or Entente.

  89. FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 6:21 am #

    Donald Trump widening his new lead in dramatic fashion

    cesrusc.org/election/

  90. dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    I want to leave the White House in the best possible hands

    The gains we’ve made over the last eight years — on health care, LGBT rights, climate change, and more — are far too important to too many Americans to risk losing them.

    I know I can trust Hillary to take up the baton. I’ve seen firsthand her endurance, her commitment, her grace under pressure, and her steady head in times of crisis.

    She’s not just my former Senate colleague, my one-time rival, or my former Secretary of State: she’s my friend. And when she’s our president, I know this country will be in the best possible hands. She will protect the progress we’ve made, and even more than that — she’s going to build on it.

    Barack Obama
    August 31, 2016

    • FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 9:11 am #

      Barack Obama with his balls in a door jamb…

      • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 10:11 am #

        I received this letter with President Obama’s signature in ink. Although I consider it priceless,I would be open to an expression of interest, including a firm bid.

        • elysianfield August 31, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

          Dannyboy,
          I am prepared to bid a rat’s ass…full, well rounded, hairless and plump beyond measure….

      • malthuss August 31, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

        Balls? He who sits with his legs crossed and is sooo effeminate.

    • FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 9:34 am #

      Only Americans who are so consumed discussing bs topics like bad oligarchs, ZOG, Jewish conspiracy could overlook such an obvious change in Barack Obama behavior right around Hillary’s coup d’etat time – around June 9 of this year.

      He even looks different! Wake the fuck up, people! Make your own logical conclusions.

      • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 9:55 am #

        “He even looks different!” – FincaInTheMountains

        did you ruskies slip him something

        or is this just Propaganda?

  91. PeteAtomic August 31, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    The positive message of the future will hopefully be stronger and healthier communities & families. Perhaps we will not all be plugged into the internet 24/7, or be able to wobble down to Burger King for the endless Whopper buffet line– but have very meaningful lives nonetheless.

    I think the positive facets of a less techno-industrial society are often overlooked in all of the perceived negative consequences.

    Of course, there are naturally some that come to mind that would be quite serious– one being the level of medical attention.

    I’m sure a future physician would find the invention of a horse powered CAT scan machine helpful, LOL 🙂

    • FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 9:18 am #

      That’s all survivalist bullshit. Who in the right mind believe it?

      Man the Creator, in the image of God – that means more science and more technology, but under more just social system.

      • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 9:57 am #

        “under more just social system.” – FincaInTheMountains

        you thinkin’ some kinda’ RUSSIAN SYSTEM?

      • PeteAtomic August 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm #

        tovarish, it’s more about realism and pragmatism.

        Man can not be God. Big mistake.

  92. FincaInTheMountains August 31, 2016 at 9:42 am #

    And under the more just social system the malignant tumor of the Clinton Foundation that thrived sucking off the remaining healthy juices of the American Government organism, would be eliminated at the very early stages with the help of honest journalism.

    • dannyboy August 31, 2016 at 9:58 am #

      “with the help of honest journalism.” – FincaInTheMountains

      you thinkin’ pravda?

  93. wpa_ccc August 31, 2016 at 10:10 am #

    Trump is in Mexico today (land of “rapists and criminals”) to get money for The Wall and explain how the deportation force will be swelling Mexico’s population by 11 million so fast their heads will spin. Trust me.