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A Fun Day

“NATO has lost this war. Biden has lost this war. The lunatic Democrats have lost this war. The uni-party warmongers have lost this war. The EU has lost this war. Ukraine and Zelensky have lost this war.” — Kim Dotcom

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        Somebody in the “Joe Biden” White House apparently thinks that the operations already underway are not enough to destroy our country fast enough, so a little extra push, such as nuclear annihilation, might get’er done.

      By operations underway I mean things like mRNA vaccines stealthily deleting kin, friends, and public figures from the scene… decriminalizing crime… undermining the oil industry by a thousand cuts… liquidating small business… making little children insane over sex… flooding the land with illegal immigrants… devaluing the currency… queering elections — all of these things done on purpose, by the way. And if you complain about any of it, here comes the FBI or the IRS knocking on your door.

      So, to make sure that a collapse of the USA comes on-schedule, there is the useful fracas created by our government geniuses over in Ukraine that creeps day-by-day toward a quick American assisted suicide. Just to remind you, here’s how that started: In 2014, the US fomented a coup against Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. In short order, the Russian language was banned (despite the fact that most Ukrainians speak Russian). A piqued Russia re-po’d the Crimean Peninsula. When ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine (the Donbas provinces) tried to go their own way, Ukraine shelled and rocketed them for eight years. That was the setup.

     All of the above was absolutely unnecessary, you understand. Ukraine had been going about its business the best it could since 1991 as a shlub nation with an aged-out Soviet infrastructure, some US-sponsored bioweapons labs, and no energy resources. It had been collecting royalties for allowing Russia to run oil pipelines across its fruited plain — of which, a lot of gas was siphoned off in transit by bandits. Ukraine attempted to compensate for its disadvantages by being an international money laundromat, though that only benefited its oligarch class (and the extended “Joe Biden” family).

     After “Joe Biden” got “elected” in 2020, and news of his family’s sketchy business activities in Ukraine and elsewhere finally dribbled out, Ukraine was turned into a giant grenade and “JB” (or persons acting on his behalf) pulled the pin. NATO was dragooned into the quarrel as backup against its better judgment. If the objective was to weaken Russia, as stated by one of our strategic geniuses, SecDef Lloyd Austin, it didn’t work out. Rather, it exposed the USA as a reckless global psychopath bent on wrecking every country it pretends to help — including the major countries in NATO.

    Two-thirds of the world’s other nations then started backpedaling away from the US and its protective services to form an economic and security coalition around the BRICs group, as led by Russia and China. The Ukraine campaign itself was a loser from the get-go, relying utterly, as it did, on US and NATO support. This week’s NATO meet-up in Vilnius, Lithuania, showed how that’s going now: Not too well. The Ukraine army is shredded. It’s out of munitions. The US is also out of those very artillery shells most in demand. What to do?

     The answer to that, as “Joe Biden” returns from Europe to a White House haunted by a cocaine-snorting ghost, is to send three-thousand fresh reserve troops to Europe and promise a bunch of F-16 fighter planes. Said planes, which were introduced in the early 1970s, will come out of our country’s “high-mileage” inventory. These F-16s will require a suite of highly technical ground support infrastructure. They will not come with the latest avionics upgrades and will be no match for Russian air defenses. Good luck with that, President Z!

     It’s all fakery, of course. What do we aim to do with those three-thousand US reservists? Send them into battle in Priyutnoye? I’m sure…. At this point, we can only pretend to prolong this stupid and unnecessary conflict with such lame gestures. Germany and France know this is a lost cause. The United Kingdom (so called) is such a mess that it literally doesn’t know what it’s doing in far off and irrelevant (to it) Ukraine. Without those countries, there is no NATO, really. So, the whole vaudeville this week was a sham — led by a US President who was too puny to attend the opening night banquet with fellow NATO leaders, and too incoherent to make a point on departure.

     Anyway, “Joe Biden’s” entire act is unspooling. He is a prank that the Democratic Party played on the American people. Sometime before Halloween he will have to exit the scene in disgrace, gruesome as the prospect might seem, with Kamala Harris anxiously draining vodka bottles as she awaits history’s call at the old Naval Observatory. That will be a fun day in the USA, all righty.


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617 Responses to “A Fun Day”

  1. Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 9:34 am #

    Morning Jim – excellent as always. Thanks as always – great recap of where we are now. Thanks also for keeping mention of Covid – in a roundabout way – alive. These fuckers will pay – no escaping that.

    • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      It is Bastille Day after all – even though it makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit to say it – maybe we should follow the lead of the French in 1789.

      • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2023 at 10:38 am #

        Huh, in France they celebrated Bastille Day a few weeks ago, burning down half the country.

        • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:49 am #

          BRH – I don’t think that was the French, and I think they were celebrating Eid al-Adha instead. Let’s not forget, France’s strength is in its cultural diversity. LOL

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      • John001 July 14, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

        Mark Steel (UK comedian) wrote a good book on the French Revolution. It seems that partway through it they rejected the offer of a constitutional monarchy (like the one the UK got in 1688, complete with Bill of Rights) and went for broke. That was when the killing began.

      • Gonga Din July 14, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

        The 2020’s in France were a time of upheaval followed by downheaval, and eventually heaval.

    • Uncle Bob July 14, 2023 at 10:17 am #

      Unfortunately for us, they may not pay till they stand before the Almighty.

      • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:24 am #

        Right Uncle Bob – for personal satisfaction’s sake, hoping it’ll be sooner & hoping I live to see it, but we have the Almighty as a backstop.

        • ViceGrip July 14, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          Ron…

          With the Almighty considered by you as “a ‘backstop”‘, you may actually want to pray that you ‘don’t live to see it!

          … just a thoughy.

          • ViceGrip July 14, 2023 at 11:16 am #

            thought. .. Sorry Q!

            out

    • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      There’s something funny going on in that Proximal Origins hearing.

      BTW nobody seems to know it is going on because nobody knows what proximal origins even means.

      • ViceGrip July 14, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        Beryl…

        Since you are aware “there’s something funny going on” in that Proximal Origins hearing — and, *do know* it’s going on, since because you *do know* what ‘proximal origins’ means (as compared to ‘distal terminations’), please enlighten us regarding this matter, if you would be so kind. Thanks!

    • Cankerpuss July 14, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

      No, Ron Anselmo, the fuckers will not pay. They control and own everything including all branches of the monster we call government. We don’t even hear about Anthony Fauci anymore or Debra Birx. Where are these murderous individuals? Happily enjoying their massive pensions in one of their multiple homes.

      Justice doesn’t exist in this world. One only hopes there is a world to come and that justice does exist there, otherwise, we are hopelessly and eternally screwed.

      • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        Canker – we create our own reality when thought, word & deed are in concert.

        The initial spark is the thought – the word (verbalizing the thought) supports & reinforces the thought – all that’s left is the deed.

        I say these fuckers will pay – my thought, my word.

        You say the fuckers will not pay – your thought, your word.

        Justice does exist in this world and justice will be swift – the deed.

    • Amman July 14, 2023 at 4:35 pm #

      That period is always on the back of my mind and not least because it started a pot belly.

      Everyone went back to business as usual, relieved, without taking sufficient note and taking lessons from it.

      I’m learning every day now. But I am not an active Resister or an Activist of Resistance. Probably get there soon enough.

    • kimmasad01 July 14, 2023 at 9:51 pm #

      This waste of everything happened before when both Kennedy and Johnson escalated the Vietnam “police action”.

    • ThorsHammer July 15, 2023 at 12:41 am #

      Speaking of Fakery, it behooves us to look a bit deeper into the history of places we try to remodel into our own fantasy. Catherine the Great did so in the 1700’s when she bought Crimea from another oligarch, understanding that an ice free port would be useful if her dreams of a Greater Russia were to come to fruition. As a bonus she received a huge swath of worthless waste land known as the ukraine. (translated as “the borderlands” in the Russian language). For all of its history up to WWII the region was a part of Russia, and then became an administrative district of the Soviet Union. When the Soviet Union collapsed the President happened to have been born in the Ukraine. In a moment of drunken stupor he cast off the Ukraine as an independent country. It had been blessed with the deepest and most fertile soil on the planet, and been used as a remote reservation for the greatest concentration of nuclear reactors in Europe. Not exactly a region devoid of energy sources—.

      Flash forward to 2023 and the country has been destroyed by being used as a bone for the two nuclear armed super powers to fight over in their proxy war. Half of its population dead or immigrated to anywhere on the planet where they could find shelter from the bombing. So few surviving males that it would take generations to re-build their demographic history.

      A hundred years after Catherine purchased Crimea, the US was looking for a way to expand it’s territorial reach. Every 7th grad history book tells us about the Alaska Purchase and how we were so smart by getting a treasure trove of salmon and gold for only 7.2 million dollars. But apparently the only surviving documents call the deal a 100 year lease, not a purchase! And not only has the lease term expired, but the Americans stopped making their annual payments before the lease term was up. Is truth once again stranger than fiction? Will Russia have to go to war with the USA to recover their lost territories on this continent as well?

      And even if there was an actual purchase, how was the Alaska Purchase different from Empresses Catherine’s Crimean Purchase?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

        Neo-feudalism

        They are all, in a sense, moot points to the anarchists.

        A long time ago in a junior college philosophy class, the prof raised the issue of capital punishment– murder by State government– which was then ‘debated’ as to its ethics and whatnot.

        No one in class– including the prof– questioned the State, itself– its legitimacy as a supreme given– nor, for example, how it can create the conditions for such things as poverty that can inevitably lead to murder.

        “Neo-feudalism is a contemporary rebirth of policies of governance, economy, and public life, reminiscent of those present in many feudal societies. It includes unequal rights and legal protections for common people and for nobility, dominance of societies by small and powerful elite groups of society, and relations of lordship and serfdom between the elite and the people.” ~ Wikipedia

  2. RaymondR July 14, 2023 at 9:36 am #

    There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.

    Sun Tzu

    • ViceGrip July 14, 2023 at 11:24 am #

      … except for now — by the USA, thanks to the Military Industrial Complex [MIC].

      Of course, there was no Fiat Currency & Fractional Reserve Banking back in his day.

      We are making history!! Rag-Rah! USA!!! USA!!!

    • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:45 am #

      When they attack, I retreat. When they retreat, I attack. When they are stationary, I harass.

      Sun Tzu

      Prolonged guerilla warfare defeated the fake regime, and benefitted the real Vietnam.

      American troops spent the entire war mostly running from the British. No one was ever as good as they were at that crazy stand up warfare thing – men actually acting as toy soldiers. Yet we won with a little help from the French. The only battle you have to win is the last one.

      • par4 July 14, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        The Tsar’s navy helped also by patrolling the coast.

        • happiface July 14, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

          the number one factor in winning the rev war was the kentucky long rifle taking out the generals from a distance–it got to the point nobody from the uk wanted to be a general,officer anymore cause they knew they would be walking dead men–freakin hillbillies were very good shots,ungentlemanly as they were…the brits complained directly to Washington how unfair he was being!

        • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

          Direct Russian naval action was actually during our so-called “civil” war (war as a civil matter, i.e. being civil, smh) when Russian fleets were stationed in New York and San Francisco to keep both the Brits (and the French too) from further depredations from their original “NATO” base(s) in Montreal and Mexico.

          Catherine the Great was most auspicious in refusing George III 20,000 Russian troops to quell the colonists’ uprising, so to Hesse George went to borrow from another cousin. Which leads me to believe the Pommies’ everlasting enmity for Russia derived from that moment in history, reiterated during Our Conflict of the mid-19th century when the Crimean War proved not enough revenge.

          One should always be aware that the Brits have never ceased in trying to get the rest of North America back (yes, the U.S.,) and the further expression of their bilous ire towards Russia is resplendent in their contemporary actions, pathetic as they are with such giants of statesmanship as Bojo, Liz Truss, and now the jug-eared puppy dog Rishi Sunak.

          We are engulfed in a sun-blotting and suffocating tsunami of vacuous mediocrity here in the West, while in the East quietly and confidently stride the true giants of history.

          • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

            Nice Dave! Last sentence sounds like you might be channeling JHK – but I’m giving you all the credit – thought & articulation. Nice, very nice.

          • Q. Shtik July 15, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

            bilous

            +

            sun-blotting and suffocating tsunami – Dave

            ===========

            bilious

            +

            nice alliteration on the s sound

    • Amman July 14, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

      You agree tho we are in a different dimension of warfare, productivity, logistics and weapons since the Sun…

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

      The nation-State is prolonged warfare.

  3. Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 9:38 am #

    Nothing but a clown show all the way down now.

    • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:46 am #

      Gay turtles, not ninja.

      • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 12:40 pm #

        What was the bottom turtle standing on?

        • megabeth July 14, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

          Credit default swaps.

          • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

            Hahahaha

        • FGB3 July 14, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

          It’s turtles all the way down

  4. mrs_saj July 14, 2023 at 9:41 am #

    Jim,
    Great post. I read this week some coverage of Zelensky being in the doghouse at the Nato confab because he was mouthing off and complaining entirely too much. There was a photo of him standing alone and all the other Nato elites were bunched into their little cliques. Maybe patience is wearing thin; military resources sure are.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      I couldn’t decide if that was real or fake. Him standing alone, or him wearing one of those stupid commando outfits, yes; but both together at an event where everyone else is wearing elegant formal attire?

      That’s a bit much, even for him.

      • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:11 am #

        Two women in the background of the picture, jubilantly holding hands like they are at some debutante tea party. This group of delusional psychopaths need to be put out of our misery. They are sick.

        • Freddie July 14, 2023 at 11:14 am #

          Regarding the two women in the photo….
          The blonde on the right in the blue dress is Zelensky’s wife.
          Although I agree the photo does sort of sum up Zelensky’s “outsider” status (which is real), how many of us guys have been momentarily “sidelined” as our significant other latches on to a friend or aquaintance at a party?
          It happens.

          • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 11:26 am #

            There’s a word for that.

        • nancyd July 14, 2023 at 11:49 am #

          “This group of delusional psychopaths need to be put out of our misery. They are sick.”

          Right on Ron.

        • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          Zelensky has two modes of dress:

          Muammar Gaddafi’s private fluffer

          or

          Jersey gumba standing outside his bread shop and surveying the damage after someone keyed his Monte Carlo

          • Yirgach July 14, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            He also does janitorial things:

            autoearth.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/ZelBroom.jpg

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            He seems to have changed to his more formal janitor attire expressly to attend that event.

            At least he had the sense to stay off the red carpet.

          • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

            The much-demonized (by Western Intel/Media) Gaddafi was empowered by a council of 12 or so tribal chieftans from the time he seized power. He made Libya the most prosperous and forward looking nation on the entire continent, was exceptionally generous to his people in sharing their oil wealth.
            But then he suggested a pan-Africa gold-based currency. We know what happens to those who do that.

            Messers Putin and Xi know that too. But they are soldiering on. Confidently.

          • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

            In no way am I disparaging Gaddafi. He was a great man. He was also very generous to the Irish when they still had a nation.

          • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 4:55 pm #

            A bow and a wink to ye, RD3. All the way from Alaska.

          • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

            The image of an IRA assassin using a shoulder-fired-missile launcher to obliterate the residence of an English plutocrat warms the heart. That is what Gaddafi gifted the Irish. A true hero, in my estimation. Slainte!

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:39 am #

        I do believe it’s part of the ongoing humiliation ritual that Z has been subjected to since day 1. The PTB keep their pets on a leash, and make sure they don’t get too big for their britches. Forcing him to appear in garb/a silly costume that accents his chubby little boy look rather than building him up into a statesman-looking leader is by design, 100%.

        If one added a cub scout hat, it would round out the look perfectly.

        • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:54 am #

          Mary – that’s an interesting point, you’re absolutely right. He’s kept from being a big boy, probably more so, so the others can feel like big boys – classic insecurity.

        • Islander July 14, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          What makes you think he didn’t choose his own outfit?

          He has been ostentatiously wearing this costume at least since the beginning of the SMO.

          His role is Wartime Leader.

          Unfortunately he chose the wrong costume for the role of President at a formal summit of NATO leaders.

          Did you notice the elevator shoes.

          • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 11:16 am #

            He was also a step lower in the pictures than the elite coterie – symbolic.

          • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:50 am #

            No wartime leader ever wore sweat shirts and t shirts on camera before. It’s ridiculous. He’s an actor in a bad comedy.

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:34 pm #

            No wartime leader has ever dressed like that.

            He doesn’t choose anything he does, he’s a puppet and a clown.

          • Yirgach July 14, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

            Don’t forget he’s an actor, a comedian actually.
            He’s always working off a script and getting very well paid for it.

      • Frank Buttitch July 14, 2023 at 11:42 am #

        I think Zelensky is beginning to realize that the joke is on him. The US is playing him like a cheap fiddle.
        But if that Pic is real he has to know by now that he is a chump with very short expiration date.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          I checked and that’s what he had on outside the event so it’s real.

          His being on the lower step though, he appears to be looking for someone and he could not see over the heads of the other attendees.

        • Vegan Shark July 14, 2023 at 3:13 pm #

          Besides all the other low-comedy elements of the deadly farce playing out in Ukraine, an even rougher beast may be slouching toward Kiev and the District of Corruption.

          It’s starting to look like both strutting clowns, Biden and Zelenskyyyy, are being gradually shaken loose from the Powers’ protective cloak. The media cover-up of their dysfunction seems to be dissolving as the Deep State decides to place its bets elsewhere. I’m not looking forward to finding out its next move.

          • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

            Nor I. Conventionally speaking, they’re checkmated. The jig is up. Even their atomic aces are pinned, barring the “Samson Option.”
            That said, at a minimum we are heading into a new Dark Age culturally and economically, even as the techie bros and their sliver of the demographic rise stratospherically.

            The wall between we the peeons and by themselves anointed will likely be a difficult trek of many years to crack.

            An old mountain climbers’ adage comes to me unbidden

            “Up!’ Up! Always UP!”

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      Z’s downfall might be that he actually cares about his nation to some degree.

      That’s a big no-no to the global cabal.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:54 am #

        I think you are right about that.

      • lateStarter July 14, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Well that is what he campaigned on, but then did a 180 for some reason. He was a tool. I suspect he won’t have the opportunity to enjoy whatever short-termed benefits he has accumulated so far.

        But I agree about what is a big no-no.

        • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 11:45 am #

          This is the reason he did a 180.

          ”There was a breaking point early into Zelensky’s presidency where he and his team was made aware of the position of both president and parliament in Ukraine in the overall pecking order. The chiefly ceremonial transition of power was still in progress, coupled with nearly a month of relative calm devoid of street action by right-wing radical organizations, as they too reassessed whether they still had state backing or would be held accountable for past misdeeds.
          Suddenly, hostilities on the front-line with Donbas resumed, and with such ferocity that it spilled over onto the UN platform and threatened to bury the Minsk agreement there and then. Zelensky was basically called to the front with this provocation, which gave us the notorious exchange of him trying to dress down the military: “I’m 40-something years old and I’m the president — I’m not some shmuck.” The military told him to go fuck himself and that they would do what they want, that they do not answer to him. That much was obvious by infuriated statements made by his cadre on return to Kiev.
          Back in Kiev and still laboring under the illusion of primacy, Z proposes a bill that would restrict troops to firing only in response to enemy fire. The next day there are protests on the streets, the president’s office is vandalized, Z’s secret service and personal bodyguard is awol, there’s a supposed threat to his family and an interview with Dmitry Yarosh comes out with the key takeaway that if Z is serious about abiding by the Minsk agreements he’ll be hanged. Needless to say, the proposal was scuttled before the ink had time to dry; perhaps someone was even made to eat the paper.
          That week it was made apparent to everyone that neither the president nor a parliamentary majority had any control over the military or security services. Protests by right-wing radicals erupted all over, with police supervision. Court-houses and government buildings were stormed, the president’s office was vandalized and the state appointed security detail responsible for “protecting” Zelensky abandoned their positions for the duration. The message was unequivocal — the nationalists are in control of all state organizations capable of projecting force and the political establishment is merely a figleaf on a military junta.”

          • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            Then the US indicted his sponsor, Kolomoisky, and stripped him of his Ukrainian citizenship, letting Zelensky know who his Big Boss was now.
            That and the thugs they surround him with at all times.

          • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:53 am #

            Yeah, such people deserve their own nation – just as the American South did. All decent people agree on self determination, Paula.

          • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

            Yes, indeed, Paula. The revelations of insider’s insider former Ukrainian government official and diplomat Andrii Telizhenko in interviews with Garland Nixon and now The Gray Zone’s Aaron Maté tell the tale of the tape, along with the the heavy-handedness of the U.S.

            This guy was THERE for all of it, in charge of McCain’s security when visiting, told Nuland that cookies would be better than bread in Maidan Square, goes on to show that all and everything had to be vetted via the U.S. or it would not be acceptable.

            Between this guy and Gal Luft, Biden Inc should be sinking any day now.
            However, we have entered the strange lands in having to confront the national security state for what it truly as become, in a twist of fate the ironic place of “The Buck Stops Here” that adorned Harry Truman’s Presidential desk.
            The irony stemming from his sanctioning of the CIA as “the Agency” in 1947, the biggest regret of his tenure, and one that he addressed in a CIA-ordered truncation of a one-edition WaPo editorial exactly one month after JFK’s assassination.

            So here we come to it: the Collision.
            The Fibbies have been gliding along in this media-induced narcotized version of “American as apple pie” faux-reality as the most vile and putrid stewing potholes erupt everywhere in their trail across this foetid Swamp.
            How long can Wray keep a ‘straight’ face? Comey got away, Brennan got away, that bald-headed bastard James Clapper lying to Congress on TV got away. The lower-hanging fruiters got away, all of them except the ones already touching the ground and they were hand-slapped instead of being bitch-slapped, ffs!
            I can’t help but think it is nonetheless coming to a boil in spite of all of the nifty distractions they’ve ginned-up to keep us otherwise-occupied chasing our own tails.
            Something’s got to give!

            “Biden’s corruption led to Ukraine’s destruction: fmr. Kiev diplomat”

            hxxps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgj3p2jIVtI&list=TLPQMTMwNzIwMjN0a1WdSio7uA&index=4

          • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 7:10 pm #

            Thank you for that link, Dave. The GrayZone does great work.

            In return, I offer you this….

            //theconservativetreehouse.com/blog/2023/05/19/durham-report-notice-what-he-doesnt-do-recommend-any-solutions/#more-246878

      • ViceGrip July 14, 2023 at 11:28 am #

        His downfall is that he did not fail to become a zygote.

      • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        Oh and which nation is that again?

      • wokethis July 14, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

        Cares about his nation??? Get a grip.

      • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:38 am #

        Mary, Z was elected specifically because he promised to make peace with Russia and carry out the Minsk Declarations giving autonomy to the Russians who live in the Donbas. He deliberately did everything he could to renege on his promises. This guy is a psychopath who doesn’t give a damn about Ukraine.

        • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

          Did you read the info above showing how he was turned?

          He didn’t deliberately renege on his promises, he was shown that he had no power, and he was brought into line.

          You are angry at the wrong people. Look to Nuland Biden, Blinken, et. al., for a better understanding of the gestalt.

    • reggiezz July 14, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      And yet Biden said today that Russia has already lost the war because they’re running out of resources. Haha. I’m thinking he’s heard this so many times about NATO this week, he decided to say it about Russia. Or maybe they are now so crazy they believe their own lies.

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:40 am #

        Remember, one of their tools (increasingly ineffective) is projection, and creating their own reality, which they impart to the populace.

        Not all of the populace refuses to believe their own ears and eyes, though.

        • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

          Aye. And here we are waiting for that critical mass to turn the tide.

          (Btw, it is so good to see ‘populace’ used where it belongs instead of the wrong-headed ‘populous’ that seems to have crept up into ill-deserved prominence as of late, one of many perverted and disarrayed signs o’ the times, I do reckon.)

      • beantownbill. July 14, 2023 at 11:15 am #

        That’s a classic psychological ploy – projecting your own problems onto the other person. IOW, the West is running out of resources, so they say Russia is running out.

        • hmuller July 14, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

          It reminds me of how the Democrats believe Trump merited impeachment for what he said to the Ukrainian President. Yet, somehow there’s no problem with VP Biden publicly bragging of committing extortion, (withholding a billion dollars In aid until the man fired the state prosecutor investigating the Biden crime family.)

          Why don’t our fair, truth seeking journalists ever talk about that or a hundred other inconvenient truths concerning the Bidens?

      • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 11:47 am #

        If they really thought Russia was running out of resources, they wouldn’t be fighting so hard to overthrow Putin and put in another Yeltsin.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 11:45 pm #

          Yes, resources.

      • pyrrhus July 14, 2023 at 12:17 pm #

        This about the country that has more resources than any country in the world…Braindead has exceeded expectations…Maybe cocaine would help this derelict…

        • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

          Naw, he’d prolly just misplace it somewhere…..

          Which reminds me: nothing happens unscripted in that crack house. It might have even been planted rather than ‘huntered’ by accident. Who knows? Why would that ever even have gotten out to hit the the news unless it was contrived? They bury more serious shit than that daily in that now-nut house. Fer cryin’ out loud, it’s Alice in Wonderland with Nukes!
          Can we agree on that obvious reality? Good Lord: Sam Brinton, St Pierre, Admiral Rrrrrachel…. the movie cries to be remade while the reality has me hiding my head under a stack of pillows.

          • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            Interesting, Dave. You are absolutely right. If the “news” is covering it, there has to be a reason.

            And yeah, this movie is a tragedy playing out as a farce.
            I don’t think it will end well.

    • Yirgach July 14, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      Did you mean this photo?

      httXX://autoearth.wpenginepowered.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/ZelBroom.jpg

      • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

        Is that a pool of puke or a trail of tears…?
        (Asking for a friend)

    • Amman July 14, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

      They called it Bad Optics. Still, I never knew he was a runt of 5′ 5.

  5. Bill of Rights July 14, 2023 at 9:43 am #

    The U.S. Constitution does NOT allow the government to force its citizens to defend other countries. Isn’t this fact being mentioned by anyone?

    • ViceGrip July 14, 2023 at 11:36 am #

      The Constitution is abrogated in certain specfic circumstances. Are we in such a circumstance or multiple circumstances?

    • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:57 am #

      And of course those circumstances are multiplied so as to become all the time. The Constitution is only invoked when it helps their cause. Otherwise it is ignored in favor of the “second set of books” (the endless protocols and precedents) – or just pure whim, with that becoming a new protocol or dressed up with some previous bullshit.

    • Cankerpuss July 14, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

      The Constitution? The Constitution? Do you really think the scum in power give a fuck about the Constitution? Your post is laughable. Almost everything our Government does is unconstitutional. Everything they DON’T do IS Constitutional.

      The Constitution is nothing more than butt fodder for the PTB. They quote it, use it, only when it is convenient for them. It’s a useless document at this point in our so called “nation.”

      • Amman July 14, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

        You must admit it was a little funny… or at least clueless.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 11:47 pm #

        Yep

    • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

      Well, this started big time long ago when the moronic W Wilson got us into WWI because he decided that we have a global mission to “keep the world safe for democracy”. Never mind that we’re actually a republic. Anyhow, that’s the same lame excuse that’s been used afterwards for every futile war we’ve fought. This nonsense is being taught starting in grade school history class.

      • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 5:21 pm #

        He was tricked into it via Perfidious Albion’s extensive serpentine fingers. They had their man stuck to him like glue, and it worked. A Texan (of all things) guy by the name of Edward M. House.

        Ex-slave-owning family man House spent early school years in a British academy, was connected to British Foreign Secretary during pre-U.S. involvement in the Great War, was already very sympathetic to the Empire, and even lived in the WH as per WW’s request.
        Deeper sleuthing puts the causes of both world wars right smack dab in Whitehall and its immediate environs. Historically, perfidy and the UK are synonymous.

  6. BULLITT July 14, 2023 at 9:45 am #

    Great article Jim! You tell it the way it is. It’s sad that not all 300 plus million in this Country can’t read this article of truth!
    Maybe it’s time that the VFW, the American Legion, etc. call up the Veterans to clean up D.C.
    It’s time that the criminal element in D.C be eliminated. As you say, by Halloween, we may no longer be a Country but a pile of rubble.
    We need to put a stop to the New World Order. God Bless those Reservists who will be getting the call. It happened to me in 1990 when I was called up to defeat Sadham Hussein. I ask how that all turned out.
    Thanks a lot America!

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    • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 9:55 am #

      Bullitt – thanks for your service. A select few in DC need to be taken out, from a place they’ll never see; by a sound they’ll never hear. That will be the beginning of the end of the foolishness.

      • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 5:23 pm #

        Aye, Cap’n Ron. Aye.

    • D from OR July 14, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      Why waste your time giving a flying f*ck about saving DC?

      Eliminate the criminals? And then what? Trials in our “judicial” system? Some “truth and reconciliation” bullsh*t?

      It’s the systems and the infested bureaucracy.

      It’s the funny money and the blackmail it provides.

      All the lies of our history and all the false heroes.

      All make for a place that is rotten to the core. A true swamp.

      So forget about rounding up vets to save DC and save your region and your neighbors. That’s where it will matter – for certain – because in time the only “united” part of this fractured country will be against the oppressors in DC.

      • lateStarter July 14, 2023 at 11:00 am #

        I agree. Who would want to get shot or locked up as a terrorist trying to ‘fix’ things. Let it burn down. I would say, try not to repeat the same mistakes after that, but I doubt that opportunity will be even remotely possible.

      • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        I agree that the only thing that unites our population is a hatred of the crooks and criminals in Wash. DC.

        That is why I think that Russia could send a few Kinzhals over to take out Congress and the White House, and most Americans would shrug and say “No loss”.

        Oh, and Langley, of course.

        • Cankerpuss July 14, 2023 at 12:26 pm #

          Paula D, spot on. I was in the airport a few weeks back and noticed one of my State’s incredibly effective and very important Representatives was on the same flight. Burgess Owens. At the airport I watched him and how he was behaving. What caught my eye is nobody was bothering him. Nobody was talking to him. He was walking around, his head darting to and fro looking for someone to engage him but people just didn’t give a damn. I’m so sick of Washington DC and Representatives and Senators. All useless. All leaches. All money whores. I purposefully avoided Mr. Owens and in a way pitied the poor man. It was almost as if he couldn’t fathom why he wasn’t the center of attention for all of the people in the airport as he exited the plane.

          I always feel a temporary sense of relief when they are on recess and not in Washington because they aren’t doing anything to create more problems for the rest of us.

          I, for one, would drop to my knees and thank God almighty if the day ever came when our Government just disappeared. Life would go on in my area just as it has before.

          • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

            Some years ago I saw Dolly Parton walking rather quickly in an airport, and nobody was approaching or bothering her either. She was surrounded by some huge bodyguards that towered over her and probably discouraged any autograph requests. I’m guessing that if “Joe Biden” ever shows himself in an airport he’d need a lot more security than what Dolly had – and for the opposite reasons.

          • Amman July 14, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

            Dolly Parton? Guess she’s seen it all now.

      • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:40 am #

        Hey, D, I’m sure if we all vote just a little bit harder, we can change things around in Nov ’24! /s

        • Ron Anselmo July 15, 2023 at 9:38 am #

          HTW – now you’re getting it! I keep saying, we can make a difference, if we only vote harder!

          • Woodchuck July 15, 2023 at 11:25 am #

            How the heck does one “vote harder” – unless, like the Democrats – you get to vote more than once?

    • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:58 am #

      The reservists are actually going to go into battle against the Russians? Americans are used to few casualties. They have forgotten about meat grinders.

    • Q. Shtik July 14, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

      As you say, by Halloween, we may no longer be a Country but a pile of rubble. – BULLITT

      ===========

      ^That^ is not what Jim said. Jim said ” Sometime before Halloween he [ie Joe Biden] will have to exit the scene in disgrace,”

      And BTW, it wasn’t long ago Jim said Biden would be gone by 4th of July. Why the 4th of July and why now Halloween was not explained.

      • Vegan Shark July 14, 2023 at 3:40 pm #

        Q. Shtik,

        I enjoy your corrections of others’ sloppy spelling and writing. But it is my sad duty to inform you that someone has hijacked your good name and used it to commit errors that would draw your wrath.

        To wit, this paragraph:

        ^That^ is not what Jim said. Jim said ” Sometime before Halloween he [ie Joe Biden] will have to exit the scene in disgrace,”

        1. The cute upward-pointing carets are quite unnecessary. The reply immediately follows the words mini-you object to. The reference is obvious.

        2. Needs a comma after “said.”

        3. Quotation mark is facing backward and separated from the quote.

        4. “ie” should be “i.e” followed by a comma.

        5.Since it ends the sentence, ” … disgrace,” should obviously be ” … disgrace.”

        I hope no further impostor traduces your honor.

        • Vegan Shark July 14, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

          Blimey O’Reilly! I failed to include a space after “5.” Mea culpa. Well, it’s only 3:44 p.m. and I’m not fully awake. I’m going to pour myself another culpa tea.

          • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:26 pm #

            H/T, VG! choice! Exemplary. A well-laid egg!

        • Q. Shtik July 15, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

          But it is my sad duty to inform you – Vegan Shark

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

          I’m glad to see you are a person who pays attention to detail however I disagree with certain of your corrections.

          Your correction number 3 is definitely correct and was caused by me allowing a space to exist immediately after the quotation mark. If I had deleted that space the quote marks would have pointed in the other direction.

          Your correction number 5 is wrong because disgrace was not the end of a sentence. Rather, I copied and pasted only a portion of a sentence from JHK’s blog essay that happened to include a comma after the word disgrace.

          Regarding correction number 1, my use of ^That^ is like wearing both a belt and suspenders. The reference may have been obvious but I didn’t want to leave anything to chance so I pointed with those carets to the very words I was objecting to (or as we used to say in the old days “to which I was objecting.”)

          Your correction number 2 is technically correct however I have decided in certain instances to not bother with establishing a pause with a comma when it is utterly obvious. Likewise, regarding correction number 4, I have eliminated the periods in i.e. because I have finally been convinced by commenters here that “everybody knows what I meant.”

          Slowly but surely commenters here are wearing down my resolve for purity but rest assured, I will never think it is okay to type then for than just because they sound so similar.

    • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

      Sounds like a gala in the making, BULLITT.
      We do the rootin’ even as the Biden’s (only the latest in a long line since 1963) keep on tootin’.

      Those still paralyzed by all of the bullshit are coming awake. Some will be willing to see it for what it is, many will hover and hide undecided.
      It’s always this way, but this time there are multiple generations of injected-by-propaganda from kindergarten through lifespan millions who don’t know or understand reality any other way. It’s our job to remind them who we are and what this country was meant to be.

      You made it. You saw through it. There are many more of us here and many converts on the way. The Owners and Perverters have bitten off a particularly big chunk these past several decades. Covid and now Ukraine with all of its deeper significances have them close to choking as the merry-go-round is seen for what it is.

      It’s going to be an epic undertaking. Hell, it already is as the masks slip off and the melted faces underneath them are revealed.
      Heck, it’s got me thinking of an old Twilight Zone episode in a surgical theater meets the Matrix. We are mos def living in “interesting times” as per the old Chinese curse’s definition.

      And as I commented a number of months back— “We were made for these times—otherwise we wouldn’t have been born into them.”

  7. stelmosfire July 14, 2023 at 10:02 am #

    Adding Finland, which shares an 800 mile border with Russia, to NATO should really smooth things over with Putin. Also Joe has already declared victory over Russia and said as soon as Ukraine wins the war they will also be joining NATO. I thought Ukraine joining NATO was a major reason for this dust-up. Vlad’s not gonna go for that shit.

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2023 at 10:09 am #

      Yup, that’s the crux of the whole matter, Stelmo.

      Putin has 6000 nuclear warheads saying Ukraine will not be joining NATO anytime soon.

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:42 am #

        I concur.

        And I cannot even imagine the level of collective psychopathic nuttery that got things to where they are now.

      • Amman July 14, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

        The name of the geo-political game is money and it seems this requires cutting the US down a notch or 2. These wars could be banker-controlled wars designed to re-configure the dollar and secure wealth when the China reality – it’s mega economy – takes center stage.
        Working on Wall street in the 90s I remember doing graphics for documents and contracts financing power grids in the Chinese countryside. They, Wall street, obviously made money, I suspect, for them, China is still the worlds greatest wealth creation opportunity ever. Toujours, in Geo-politics, it is Follow the money.

    • crudgemudgeon July 14, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Stelmo, Saying “as soon as Ukraine wins the war” is kind of like saying “when he’ll freezes over”, isn’t it?

    • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      Finland really rankles, I’ve heard.

      They just broke a peace treaty with Russia that has been in effect since the end of WW2.

      • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

        Yup. Funny how that goes unsaid.
        The Finns kept their swastikas around somewhat past their date of expiry, most notably prominently displayed on their naval academy flag (What? Finland has a navy?) until a year or so ago.

        Blame for the Winter War has all been cast on the USSR, but there were significant Finnish dealings going on with the Third Reich that got the Kremlin riled up enough to instigate military actions.

        The vast intrigues leading up to WW II have me no longer certain about who were the “good guys” and whom the “Other,” it’s a fascinating trail to tread, which I do out of ceaseless and boundless (so far) curiosity.

    • Q. Shtik July 14, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

      Joe has already declared victory over Russia – stelmo

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

      Back before I retired in Feb 2006 I had a despicable boss who, for purposes of anonymity, I refer to as Mot Sregdor. Despite my dislike for the man he did teach me a few things I have always remembered. Number one was: always act as if what you believe your boss wants, is already an accomplished fact, whether that’s BS or not.

      This is the rule Biden is following when he “has already declared victory over Russia.”

    • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

      Don’t forget, as ever it’s all about stopping competition worldwide for the domineering commercial interests, just as it’s ever been. This is about stopping China, and China/Russia by extension.

      But: It’s. Too. Fucking. Late.

      But that doesn’t mean they won’t sacrifice millions if not billions of people this time. 60 to 80+ million during WW II alone didn’t even generate a crocodile’s tear from these evil bastards.
      It’s the same old story and it’s the same sonsabitches doing what scorpions do.

    • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:41 am #

      Stelmos, apart from Ukraine, I don’t think Putin cares much about Finland/Sweden joining NATO. At this point in time, being awarded NATO membership is a bit like finding yourself the special guest at the Darwin Awards.

  8. socialisthater July 14, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    In addition to annihilating entire countries and killing entire populations, World Wars have frequently the ugly consequences of sacking the regimes in countries that start them, especially Republics where a large segment of the population didn’t want the war to begin with. Of course, Biden and the Democrat scum know this, so their “survival plan” (for them) is to destroy the Republic’s election system, go full civilian disarmament of the country’s population, weaponize every government agency Nazi-style to persecute (and kill, if necessary) any opposition to the regime, and turn the entire “press” into a Nazi-style propaganda machine. The Democrat scum regime’s hope is that they can effect this before their shenanigans in Ukraine precipitate a nuclear war. If they can manage that, their interest in poking the Russian Bear continually (you know, “It’s Trump, it’s Russian collusion, Russia bad) will magically disappear. Then they can lock arms with their fellow Fascist/Communist/Socialist buddies in Russia and China and finish their plan of world, completely undemocratic domination. It’s a high-stakes game of Old Maid, the Democrat scum plan is for the American people to get stuck holding the old Queen of Spades.

    • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:29 am #

      Socialisthater – well said. They’re well into their plan, everything you mention is already in play.

    • Not_GeorgeT July 14, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      “go full civilian disarmament of the country’s population,”

      This is well underway in Massachusetts.

      Jun 26, 2023 The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bills & Laws Budget Legislators Hearings & Events Committees & Commissions State House Bill HD.4420 193rd (Current) An Act modernizing firearm laws By Representative Day of Stoneham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael S. Day for legislation to further regulate firearms.

      As described by GOAL at Goal dot org / gun ban “Lawful Citizens Imprisonment Act

      does go full citizen disarmament, with 10% of the state’s law-abiding citizens becoming instant felons.

      This legislation is being fast-tracked.

      • JackStraw July 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        The birthplace of American freedom is now leading the charge to totalitarianism. I cringe every time I have to drive through that miserable, hivemind state.

    • Cankerpuss July 14, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      Great post. You get it. Everything that is happening is entirely by design. These people know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it. Get rid of the USA, hello to a new world order of communist rule and debauchery.

      These people are the scum of all scum, filthy satan worshippers.

  9. hmuller July 14, 2023 at 10:08 am #

    What’s this about Kamala draining vodka bottles? Do tell. That may explain the incoherent word salad she speaks while cackling about nothing in particular.

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2023 at 10:13 am #

      That’s Titos Handmade Vodka, the main ingredient in the Covid busting elixer I cooked up a few years back to tackle the pandemic (so-called). Nothing but the best for Vice President Harris. She can afford the best.

    • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 10:16 am #

      H – you have to see her explanation of AI. “Well, it’s fancy and it has two letters.” She’s retarded, and I don’t mean mildly.

    • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2023 at 10:22 am #

      VP Harris isn’t drinking Bukoff, $15 for a 2 litre bottle, believe me. But then again, maybe she is. Bukoff is for the hardcore Vodka drinker, a straight shot of pure, clear alchohol straight to the brain. Nothing like it.

      • tresho July 14, 2023 at 10:50 am #

        “Bukoff is for the hardcore Vodka drinker” Save the Thunderbird for Biden.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        I think she’s on prescription stuff. Maybe not prescribed to her.

        • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          Either that or bumping her head so many times under Willie Brown’s desk, she has CTE.

      • Vegan Shark July 14, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

        When someone told me that Tito’s was the ritzy vodka that quality folk drink, I was surprised. Our pillars-of-the-community types toss down straight vodka?

        I’ve never experienced Marshal Tito Special, but surely it tastes awful without mixer, like every other vodka. And once you add enough mixer to make it palatable, Bukoff should do just as well.

        Maybe Tito’s is some kind of conspicuous consumption deal.

        • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

          Tito’s is made in Texas, I think. Whereas Bukoff is cooked up by the evil Russians.

    • JackStraw July 14, 2023 at 11:37 am #

      She’s quite good at draining, but I have no idea whether or not she drinks alcohol.

    • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:07 pm #

      That they had the audacity to push her to the front seems to me provided brilliant cover for the already—“Who couldn’t see this coming” Joe Biden, an in yo face insult to the remaining intellectual sensibilities of those yet sentient in spite of the barrage of absurdities they’ve shopped and psy-opped us with since most notably, 2016.

      Harris is a foil, her mendacity of thought processing to articulation’s endpoint cannot be covered up like Joe’s cover of pomp and circumstance provide him with what cosmetic legitimacy he enjoys.
      So obvious is she that she provides further fodder for the shitlib Twitterati who have nothing better to do for their masters (can’t forget mistresses) but argue in favor of iron butterflies’ supreme aerobatic skillsets.

      Tangent time: If masters are male, and mistresses female, do I dare allude to “the Confused” as distresses?

      • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

        Jesus Dave, you’re on fire today.

        • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

          He really is.

    • mrs_saj July 16, 2023 at 4:51 pm #

      hmuller,

      I’ve thought she is medicated from the moment she took office as VP. She can’t possibly be this incoherent otherwise.

      And I’m still confused about how her speech writers suck so bad. I don’t believe a speech writer wrote, “AI is this fancy thing and has two letters.” That’s Kamala. A medicated Kamala. And yes, she may add alcohol to her pill regimen, but she is on something.

  10. Nigel Tufnel July 14, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    Excellent summary or where we’re at and how we got here. Thanks Mr K.

    I would love to see RFKjr as President with Tulsi as his VP. And if they ran against Trump, it would bring out the best in Donald. If I could choose, it would be Rand Paul as his VP. I would gladly support either of these choices over what we have now.

    • Lyndy33 July 14, 2023 at 10:31 am #

      I would chose a yellow dog over what we have now.

      • lateStarter July 14, 2023 at 11:06 am #

        Any color parrot would also be better. I suggest we move to a lottery system for president. the senate and congress. One term limit. They live in dorm suites with a modest allowance.

        • Vegan Shark July 14, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

          “One term limit. They live in dorm suites with a modest allowance.”

          And electronic ankle bracelets. So every meeting with lobbyists or foreign agents can be tallied.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      OMG I heard Seymour Hersh is pushing that RFK as Trump’s VP nuttery.

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 11:09 am #

        Hersh hates the Kennedys.

        • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

          Hersh is a total SARS-CoV-2 vaxx-believing nutter as well.

          Psst, Sy: “You can’t see the forest for the trees especially if you refuse to open your own eyes…”

          I consider his loss a tragedy of these times. I never would have dreamed he would… But he’s got plenty of (formerly) stellar company.

          • Islander July 16, 2023 at 8:35 pm #

            I personally don’t think the parts of Hersh that I disagree with totally nullify everything he digs up or says.

            He seems to have dug up a lot of good info on the NS2 sabotage, even though some he interpreted the political background differently from me (e.g., I think he spoke of the SMO as a Russian invastion, etc.)

  11. benr July 14, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    Ukraine is being rubble-ized!
    Imagine the military contracts to remove cluster bombs!
    Imagine the contracts to rebuild the destroyed country.
    Twenty or so years ago the Rand corporation had a white paper out about the US needing a war with a country that could actually fight back.
    I forget who they suggested but it looks like they are going to get their wish.
    This is going to expand.

    • benr July 14, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      Yep its coming.

      oann.com/newsroom/biden-authorizes-3000-reserve-troops-to-europe

    • Frank Buttitch July 14, 2023 at 11:55 am #

      I believe it’s going to implode.

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

        This doesn’t sound like such a great idea.

        These aren’t special forces. They are just regular American guys, right? (and maybe a few gals).

        What if they start sending home tweets about what they see in Ukr?

        Not to mention, when the first one gets killed. Even if Putin is extra=careful not to hurt a hair of their little American noggins.

    • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

      But… they neglect to factor in that much of their planned booty and bounty will be property of the Russian Federation soon enough.

  12. Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:11 am #

    That’s a good run-down on Ukraine. It’s hard to simplify a complex situation without leaving something very germane out, but this hits all the most relevant points, from our perspective.

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    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:16 am #

      It certainly does. He’s so good at drawing out the main themes of the situation from a high level.

      I imagine that fat dancer Z (thanks, Night Owl) is probably in a panic now that his days may be numbered.

      What a dupe and a foil that guy is. Still, he may have come into it with patriotic intentions, who knows. We probably never will.

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 10:25 am #

        Z did run as a peach candidate.

        OTOH he was always a creature pushed to the fore by the Jewish oligarch who owned the TV network that Z’s comedy show appeared on.

        Viz. (from a Google search):
        “As of 2019, Kolomoyskyi owned 70% of the 1+1 Media Group whose TV channel 1+1 aired Servant of the People, a comedy series in which Volodymyr Zelenskyy plays a school teacher who, defying all expectations (including his own), becomes president of Ukraine on an anti-corruption platform.

        Did Z ever actually have political ambitions of his own? Aside from playing an unlikely politician in a comedy series, it seems unlikely.

        IOW it seems quite possible that Zelensky was already a puppet of Kolomoisky. Maybe Kol knew that the Ukrainian people were so eager to get peace at last that they would vote any peace candidate—what was in the deal, then, for Kol?

        But poor little Z was totally unable to stand up to the Azov guys.

        He is an actor, playng a leader. That has not changed, even though he keeps being given new lines.

        Just like Prig is a businessman, playing a military leader.

        • Islander July 14, 2023 at 10:26 am #

          Oop, peace, not peach. But maybe “peach” is not that far off . . .

        • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:37 am #

          They keep talking as if acting in the show was what inspired him to get into politics.

          They leave out the part where the show was entirely his creation.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 11:11 am #

            “They leave out the part where the show was entirely his creation.

            Do you have any background on that?

            Reagan was also an actor (worse than Z, actually), but he had already gotten involved in politics via union work before he became CA governor.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

            He was the creator and producer.

            The Kvartal 95 company he part-owned

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

            That Kvartal 95 company he part-owned did a lot of political humor. He could not be called politically unaware.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

            Being politically aware is not the same as actually being a politician, actually using the levers of power.

            Trump was also politically aware. But had no practical political chops. No idea how DC worked.

            I expect Zel didn’t know what he was getting himself into.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            I suspect he thought he knew what he was getting into.

            The show goes into the history and the corruption and the government and politics in depth.

            Maybe he didn’t know how dirty our own government is.

          • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

            That reminds me of a meme I shared the other day.

            We don’t do this because it’s easy!

            We do this because we thought it would be easy.

            I think that both Trump and Zelensky had no idea of what they were up against.

        • elysianfield July 14, 2023 at 11:11 am #

          “Just like Prig is a businessman, playing a military leader.”

          Islander,

          Uhh, today’s Situational Awareness report might suggest using a past tense…

          Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin is reportedly in St. Petersburg transferring his business interests to Belarus; however, he has not been observed since late June, and there is some speculation among Pentagon officials that Prigozhin may have been executed shortly after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. – M.M.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 11:14 am #

            Wow!

            Putin did announce a thorough investigation of his businesses. Whether any laws were broken . . .

            I read (sorry, can’t recall where, but one of the usual suspect sources, such as maybe John Helmer) that any prosecution of Prig would be for economic and other civil crimes, not treason or some other political or military charge. .

          • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 7:54 pm #

            They’re not going to kill Pirgozhin. There would be a backlash among the Russian people.

            “Pentagon officials”, right. Let me guess, they asked that they not be identified because they are not authorized to pull speculative bullshit straight outta their ass.

            Who could believe that? That is what they do, of course they are authorized. This is a propaganda narrative similar to the ones they pull every day or so.

          • elysianfield July 15, 2023 at 11:22 am #

            Paula,
            Just remember that almost EVERY country has laws against armed treason….

            It even demands the death penalty in the home of the brave…..

          • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

            Russia doesn’t have the death penalty.

            And treason is a strong word. I still think of it more as a labor dispute.

            Of course, in the US, labor disputes led to mass murder more than once, so it is normal for Americans to think of solving differences with violence.

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 11:13 am #

          I have no doubt that Z was approached to play the role. Wouldn’t that have been amazing to be a fly on the wall during that conversation? I wonder if they actually told him he’d be a genuine president? Or if they were up front about it being an acting gig?

        • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

          As I pointed out above, Kolomoyski was indicted by the US, lost his businesses in Ukraine, and was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship shortly after Z was elected.

          The US Godfather doesn’t fuck around.

          It became very clear to Zelensky who his new boss was pretty much within the first month of his presidency.

        • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

          Yes, we don’t even dare to eat a peach. The fuzz is too intimidating. And peeling it (examining voters for competency) too much work.

      • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

        Yeah, he’ll run to Israel probably – which doesn’t extradite criminals.

  13. MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    Another rollickingly great post today, Jim, thank you.

    I am noticing that in my liberal-leaning (newly) town of Boise, ID, the Ukraine flags seem to have disappeared. Some were in windows, some on lawns, but now I can’t see any of them anywhere.

    So “Joe Biden’s” legacy contains 2 failed wars (Afghanistan & Ukraine). Plus all the other failures. Maybe they are going to top it off with a nuclear bomb just to distract even more from the other failures. It’s like the worst downward spiral imaginable. God help us survive the bumbling Joe administration to its end. And Cackles Kamala as president would be a just too-perfect cherry on top of the unbelievable Hindenberg disaster of a cartoonish administration.

    Has the deep state revealed its soft, white underbelly with all these fiascos and bumbles? Or has it been gamed out? I am starting to agree with those that say they are in reaction mode and don’t know what they are doing to a large extent.

    Your assessment of the Ukraine fiasco seems to gel well with Paula D’s, and she is very expert on the subject. I think you should consider interviewing her as she has her own radio show (for years now) and would be a great guest.

    Happy Friday everyone.

    • benr July 14, 2023 at 10:25 am #

      Rumors are both sides are claiming the other is going to blow up a nuclear power plant and blame the other.

    • fugeguy July 14, 2023 at 10:43 am #

      That would be awesome. Her and Jim could probably spend the whole hour on one topic.

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 11:24 am #

        I totally agree, I think it would be riveting.

      • Q. Shtik July 14, 2023 at 2:39 pm #

        Her and Jim could probably spend the whole hour – fugeguy

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

        She

        • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:44 am #

          FFS, give it a rest!

          • Q. Shtik July 15, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

            I’ll take a guess that FFS means “for fuck’s sake.”

    • Yirgach July 14, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      Yes, I’ve seen many of the Uki flags as well as BLM go bye bye even in parts of Vermont. Not everywhere, there are still a few delusional zealots, you can tell because they always have pride colors too but that’s life in a bat shit crazy state devoted to the fall of the USA.

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 9:53 pm #

        One victory for me was that the same downtown area (mostly outdoor cafes) that were full of trans flags last year at this time are not now.

        I think people have had enough.

  14. David Webb July 14, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    All of this could have been avoided if a little less than half of the country and almost all of the media hadn’t contracted a terminal case of TDS on that election night in 2016, when their Chosen One was denied her divinely ordained destiny.

  15. GreenAlba July 14, 2023 at 10:36 am #

    “The United Kingdom (so called) is such a mess that it literally doesn’t know what it’s doing in far off and irrelevant (to it) Ukraine.”

    It doesn’t know what it’s doing a lot nearer home either. It just does what it is told to do by its overlords in the City and in DC. .

    A light aside: Babylon Bee’s take on the besuited great and good in Vilnius, with their habitually less well dressed not-so-star guest.

    babylonbee.com/news/embarrassed-man-couldve-sworn-invitation-said-costume-party

    • Islander July 14, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      GA:Yeah, saw that.
      Funny.

      Pretty disturbing to me was Debi Evans’s segment on the most recent UK Column about the refurbished prison barge that will be moored just off the coast of Portland, Dorset (lovely Dorset!!) to “house” (make that verb “barge”) 500 migrants. Supposedly its capacity is just 300 . . . Can you spell “behavioral sink”?

      The “passengers” will be free to come and go in the daytime, though how they will make it to shore is not clear.

      And, get this!! The Portland Council will b given something like L350,000 to provide ESL and other services to these migrants.

      Just a small detail in this total eff-up: Where is the Council supposed to conjure up the personnel to provide these services? Or, is this seen as an economic development boost for Portland?

      Needless to say, the people of Portland are NOT HAPPY CAMPERS.

      • GreenAlba July 14, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        Yes, I saw that segment of Debi’s too, islander. Not only was it not clear how they’d make it to shore, but it also wasn’t clear how it would be ensured they’d come back again at night.

        After Tony Blair went on a mission to Albania, which was just before a whole lot more Albanians fetched up in the UK (did I miss the war in Albania?) everyone’s favourite war criminal said we’d need digital ID to keep tabs on all these people.

        You don’t say … And Tony is very very keen on that digital ID incorporating everyone’s vaxx status, naturally.

        • Islander July 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

          Of course!!

          The migrants might well be digital ID Trojan Horses.

          Citizens might think the digital tattoos are a good idea for migrants. . . .

          First the digital tattoo-ists came for the migrants . . .

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      The Bee is doing stellar work these days.

      I’m most perturbed about Ireland about to sacrifice 200K cows on the altar of the GND gods.

      That’s taking their pagan history a bit too far, yes?

      • GreenAlba July 14, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

        It’s frightening what’s happened to Ireland. I think our overlords take particular pleasure in taking a formerly traditional, family-oriented country and turning it into a woke, compliant Hell.

        It just occurred to me this moment to wonder if certain high-level interests encouraged the publication of that whole genre of Irish-misery literature (of the Angela’s Ashes variety) that was fashionable a while ago, as part of their agenda.

        • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

          A province once again.

          After the end of the Troubles, the rootless cosmopolites extended their benevolent hand and sent Ireland straight to Hades. Remember the joke of “The Irish Miracle?”

        • Islander July 14, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

          Interesting idea.

          I never read any of those books.

          Is that by Frank McCourt?

          Pretty depressing life. But why didn’t the family just stay in Brooklyn??

          Lovely Ireland has been so abused, first by the English, then by financiers and “internatinalists.”

          It is almost like they are being punished for being Catholics.

          Now they are slaughtering cows? Is this the end of Kerrygold butter? Irish cheddar?

          In the “cowbell” context I read up a bit on humans’ long association with cattle—ca. 10,500 years. Cattle have been and are such an asset to and integral element of human civilization.

          They are holy in India, fer chrissakes!

          There is also quite a developed school of thought whereby grazing animals are actually crucial to restoration of grasslands (but not with factory farming, of course). It is part of regenerative agriculture.

          A proponent and practitioner of regenerative agriculture is Allan Savory.

          Here is a video presentation of his work:
          “The Story Of Meat | Regenerative Agriculture Documentary”

          httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv588n0IXrc

          Back to Ireland: Where are the animals rights people on this proposed slaughter of innocent domesticated animals?

          • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:46 am #

            We Brits have treated the Irish appallingly, but I hated Frank McCourt’s whinefest. As a teacher at the time, we had to use his drivelling opus as a class text.

          • Islander July 16, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

            Hereward:

            Maybe part of the victimology curriculum that seems to dominate the teaching of English. And everything else.

            Speaking of Dorset (and English literature), we had to read Thomas Hardy’s The Mayor Casterbridge in I think 8th grade. The plot was kind of a downer, as I recall.

            But I got hooked on Hardy’s descriptions of Dorset, and ripped through the rest of his books on my own. And had to visit Dorset!

            Actually, I think it is the Isle of Portland. So not sure where they are planning to park the barge. Perhaps off Weymouth?

        • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

          It’s moot point since they against people eating meat to begin with. They’re with the Elite on that.

          The PETA folks are part of the Black Block (antifa is made up of many groups) dontcha know.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

            They want us eating bugs. “Dairy” isn’t bad for you, fat (as in whole milk) isn’t bad for you, and red meat may be good for you.

            Now they have to say cows are causing climate change, because they want us eating bugs.

            They decide what they want us too do, and then make up the science to go with it.

            I’m not sure if I posted this before:

            “New: world’s largest observational study (PURE)–see below.
            Actually, red meat was also found to be protective, but meat was kept off the ‘healthy diet” list in deference to “consideration of a move towards a planetary diet,” say authors.”

            https://twitter.com/bigfatsurprise/status/1677756862068842496?s=20

          • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

            The Talmud okays certain locusts as acceptable food. John the Baptist subsisted on locusts and honey.

            Remove the legs and cook briefly.

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          You are spot on, GA.

          It is a matter of entertainment for narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths everywhere, to manipulate people into doing self-harm or other atrocious acts.

          Some of us recognize the pattern. Enough don’t, and worship these sick fucks.

          I am guessing there are Duper Delight smiles all around within the elite circles at what they have done to Ireland. Since this is my ancestral home, it irks me even more.

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          Oh totally! It was all in vogue in the 1980s. Remember “My Left Foot” and how Daniel Day Lewis shot to stardom? Lots and lots of Irish Misery stuff.

          I also did read Angela’s Ashes and another one… they’re basically the same tales that happen in any country where there is poverty and alcohol abuse.

          • Q. Shtik July 14, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

            I also did read Angela’s Ashes and another one… – MQ

            =======

            You’re probably referring to “Tis.”

            Audio versions read by Frank McCourt are especially wonderful because of his genuine Irish accent.

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

            Yes I did read “‘Tis” – thank you – but there is also one by another author and I can’t recall it at the moment.

          • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:49 am #

            God, I hated that book! Typical NYC liberal whining about his life. As for the Irish today, I do have some schadenfreude. Growing up i the 80s in the UK, being Irish was the coolest thing ever (apart from being a Scouser). The Schtick very much was that the Irish had a native wit and understanding of life that we emotionally constipated anglos didn’t have. They were the great individualists, snubbing their nose at authority. Fastforward to today and they are just rolling over like good Euroweenies as their country is destroyed.

          • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            What was the name of that movie? The Irish kid says, The Irish are the niggas of Europe and the people of Belfast are the niggas of Ireland.

            This kind of fake rebel self imagery is child’s play for the Elite to manipulate. What could be more natural for them than to fill Ireland up with Blacks – since the Irish are black too?

          • GreenAlba July 15, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

            Hereward – I feel blessed that I never actually read Angela’s Ashes! But the way it was talked about, its publication seemed to mark the point where the genre had become a caricature of itself and risked becoming like a ‘3 Yorkshire men’ joke (Shoes? You had shoes?).

        • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:48 pm #

          Ireland and Holland both are exemplary “in yo face” countries whose democracies are shown to be utterly corruptible by the powers that be.They are being used to prepare the way for whatever further travesties will be visiting any and all borders of the “rules-based order” countries if we allow these monsters further free rein and reign.

          The secret of democracy kept most hidden is its all-too-easy corruption compared to the already corrupt other offerings of human governance. This is the struggle of the ages writ large.

    • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

      Great last line:

      ”At publishing time, the humiliated Ukrainian had become the guest of honor once again after agreeing to launder a few hundred billion dollars for the suit-wearing people.”

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        Hahahaha, right?

        They REALLY get it, the writers there.

    • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

      How kind of them all to pretend not to notice his gaffe.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

      Couldn’t resist, saw this one while I was there also and it made me literally laugh out loud:

      https://babylonbee.com/news/miss-netherlands-chomping-at-the-bit-to-compete-in-next-beauty-pageant

      We really need laughs these days…

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

        Ha ha!

  16. Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:39 am #

    Joe Biden got caught taking bribes and there should be impeachment proceedings going on right this minute but instead we get tales of a bag of coke which may or may not ever have existed, and a senile puppet giving illegal orders to send troops overseas.

    • benr July 14, 2023 at 10:44 am #

      Distractions upon distractions.
      Are we not entertained yet?
      But but Putin is the problem!

    • fugeguy July 14, 2023 at 10:50 am #

      The game is it was an “advance” on a book. When someone posts on reddit or twitter that he made 10 mil in one year (which ever it was) there is immediately 10-20 bots replying it was a book advance. Bet Jim (an actual author) would love to get a 10 mil advance.

      Kind of like John “truck you” Kerry does not own a private jet. Please ignore the fact that his family owns 3 and he only fly’s on private jets.

      Nice game and the body politic is in fact dumb enough to swallow it all.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 11:33 am #

      He should have been impeached over Afghanistan! Leaving billions of dollars worth of OUR equipment there? Not to mention leaving Americans behind? What a POS.

      • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

        The profit cycle had come to pass for the Overlords. It was time for Ukraine and Afghanistan had become a mere distraction.
        And… it’s still there. Waiting.
        But now they are joining the Belt and Road. And all that entails, perhaps even the SCO.

        And as well, non-BRICS just keep getting harder to find…..

      • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

        The US had signed a Treaty with the Taliban agreeing to leave by May 1st. The Biden administration broke that treaty and stayed in Afghanistan after the deadline.

        The Taliban responded by marching on Kabul. The US thought that the Afghan government they had set up would fight to the Last Afghan.

        They were wrong.

        But they did steal the bank deposits of the Afghan government, leaving them with no resources to take care of and feed their people.

        Doesn’t that make up for the lost weapons? Don’t starving Afghan children make it ”worth it”?
        I’m pretty sure that the Biden administration thinks so.

        • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          To be clear, it is the US government who stole Afghanistan’s central bank deposits, not the previous government.
          Although the president the US had put into power was caught leaving with so much money stuffed in his bags that money was falling out.

          In any case, the average American doesn’t benefit from those stolen assets, obviously.

          • Ron Anselmo July 16, 2023 at 1:06 am #

            Maybe the US government used the Afghani central bank deposits to pay down the national debt? In that case, the average American would benefit from the stolen assets. You never know.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 10:27 am #

            Ha, ha, ha, ha. Good one, Ron.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

      The funniest thing about the coke bag (to me) is that at one point earlier in his career he said that anyone who deals coke should go to jail for life or something like that.

      I love a good karma.

  17. stonned July 14, 2023 at 10:48 am #

    “Ukraine attempted to compensate for its disadvantages by being an international money laundromat, though that only benefited its oligarch class (and the extended “Joe Biden” family).”

    Joe Biden is yet another STOOGE in the long list of STOOGES which have been “elected” over the course of the last 100+ years. That he is perhaps MORE compromised then any of them since Woodrow Wilson is a lock.

    The MORE interesting question, and the one YOU never address, let alone answer, is just WHO are these OLIGARCHS (?), what more do they want, and what methods will they use to achieve their “goals”.

    HINT. A cursory, quick review of REVELATION (“new” testament” may provide some insight for your consideration).

    • GreenAlba July 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      I’m just reading ‘Tragedy and Hope 101’, Joseph Plummer’s 200-page summary of the research of Carroll Quigley (1300 pages in Quigley’s version). It deals with what Quigley calls ‘the Network’.

      I have the full volume too, but thought Plummer’s summary would be a good primer, until such time as I can get to the full version. Although I bought a couple of copies, Plummer’s version is available free as a PDF on his website – he wants people to know who runs the show and how they do it more than he wants the money, at this point.

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

        Great info, GA. Tragedy and Hope is on my to read list, though I don’t yet own a copy.

        So much to read. So much to learn.
        I am currently working my way through Douglas Reed’s The Controversy of Zion. He draws heavily on a work by a Jewish German, Josef Kastein.

        I looked up the latter to see whether he is considered “respectable.” It looks like it. He has an American Wiki page, many publications by mainstream (in the thirties) publishers such as Viking Press. And many of his books are available at Archive.com.

        So, I think Reed is drawing on a credible source (Kastein is not his only source). The story is relevant to the history of the Ukraine.

        • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

          Yes, only Jewish sources are valid on the Jewish question, lol.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            Read the book before making such a dumb comment.

          • malthuss July 14, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

            Islander, do you get satire?

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

            malth, she doesn’t know how to read a room.

          • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

            She makes a big point about how he draws on the work of a German Jew, what she calls a Jewish German.

            How many Jews are loyal to Germany in any deep sense? How many will tell the truth about their involvement in the takeover of America?

            They’re typically amazed at patriot, Steve Miller, remarking, He really believes all that shit.

        • GreenAlba July 16, 2023 at 8:12 am #

          islander – Another one you might enjoy is Feargus O’Connor Greenwood’s ‘180 degrees: Unlearn the lies you’v,e been taught to believe’.

          amazon.co.uk/180-Degrees-Unlearn-Taught-Believe/dp/1915236002/ref=sr_1_1

          The author isn’t Irish, despite his name. It’s a big tome (again, I haven’t started it yet!). But he’s made an effort to make it eminently readable. There’s a recent interview with him on Jame’s Delingpole’s website, also another one with Richard Vobes.

          In both interviews, he mentions that his best endorsement came from the father of a grumpy teenage boy who ‘doesn’t read’ – said grumpy teenager read it in a couple of weeks and couldn’t put it down. So I’m quite looking forward to that one.

          There’s a chapter, apparently, on how to try to win over normies, which is not by sending them endless links to articles with ‘evidence’ (a tactic that many of us have found to be counter-productive). He goes into that in the Delingpole interview, which is where I heard about the Plummer book.

          delingpole.podbean.com/e/feargus-o-connor-greenwood/

  18. indy July 14, 2023 at 10:50 am #

    As ever, excellent post!
    The way you describe the entire Ukrainian situation is spot on…
    I only wish I could write a summary this short, covering all the bases.
    I have shared with like- minded friends…

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  19. Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:52 am #

    This may be off topic, but since we are talking about how we are ever to get out of the mess we are in, I am going to talk about RFK Jr.

    One problem many people have with him is he has fallen for the Climate Change hoax just as President Trump fell for the vaxx and entire covid hoax.

    Junior did walk his stance back a little, acknowledging that climate change was being used as an excuse for all kinds of authoritarian measures.

    I have said before that one possible reason that RFK is reluctant to let go of climate change is that it helps his opposition to fossil fuels from a pollution stance, making it seem imperative that we do something extreme right this minute to save the planet.

    It seemed to me that Bobby was almost conflating the two issues, the pollution caused by vehicle exhaust and industry, and the carbon nonsense, as being all one thing.

    You can fight air pollution without worrying about carbon at all.

    I have just seen a statement from him that confirms to me that he does equate pollution with carbon:

    “Climate change is being used to control us through fear. Freedom and free markets are a much better way to stop pollution. Polluters make themselves rich by making the public pay for the damage they do. You show me a polluter, I’ll show you a fat cat using political clout to escape the discipline of the free market.”

    https://twitter.com/RobertKennedyJr/status/1679287184254287873

    Sheesh, Bobby. You are so close.

    • D from OR July 14, 2023 at 11:33 am #

      Well yeah.

      His statement: “Climate change is…”

      So he thinks the climate is “changing” because he doesn’t counter the notion. He then goes into a statement on pollution but doesn’t tie the two together so what is he really saying? How would free markets stop this?

      I mean it all sounds good (freedom, free markets, stop pollution, fat cats) but says nothing and is just a statement meant to cover the bases.

      Why not just say the term “climate change” is being used as a cover for Industrial polluters?

      Just like every politician. The compromising begins early.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 11:35 am #

      The problem I continue to have with these sorts of comments is that any of these top-level (elite circle) people are “naive” on any level.

      They aren’t.

      If I know about this shit, they know 100x more.

      That should be tacit, but yet…

      • D from OR July 14, 2023 at 11:53 am #

        @MaryQueen Well said.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

        IDK, Mary. As I’ve mentioned, I am reading Dr. Scott Atlas’ book, and someone here asked me what Dr. Atlas thought about the vaxx. As far as I have gotten, he has taken the search for the vaxx at face value.

        He recognized right away that a lot of what was going on with the covid response had to do with politics. He couldn’t be called clueless with the vaxx, he was just a very busy man focused on a great many other things.

        I think Bobby knows that there are those who don’t believe in climate change, but he also knows very well there are a whole lot of people who thought he was an anti-vaxx nutter.

        So, he’s got people thinking he’s wrong on climate change, and thinking he’s wrong on vaccines; and he knows he’s right about the vaxx and they are wrong. He’s just overlooking the fact that these aren’t necessarily all the same people, and that being right on one does not mean you are right about the other.

        • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

          Exactly so. Expertise in one area does not guarantee it in another. But people feel like it should and thus they “think” that it does – both in regards to themselves and others.

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 9:59 pm #

            But I have “expertise” in all these areas.

            So does that mean I should be president?

            How do I know about all of these things and they don’t?

            I am not buying it, sorry.

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          I get it, you will continue to be an apologist for RFK, Jr. and think that your vote matters, and on these subjects you don’t budge.

          I will reiterate that believing any of these elites are naive or ignorant of anything is just bizarre.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 2:43 pm #

            I don’t see it as apologizing, Mary. I see it as constructive criticism on the off chance that he might straighten up.

            There’s half a chance that he could do much better. If there was not, the MSM wouldn’t have suddenly switched to full-on character assassination mode.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

            Othering is bizarre.

          • Anthea July 14, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

            @ MaryQueen:

            I think you are right. Favoring the climate change agenda and advocating for gun control are positions that only a very ignorant and uninformed person could take. And to continue to support such views after becoming informed, you’d have to be downright stupid–or outright evil.

            I don’t think RFK can plead ignorance or lack of information. (This stuff is not hard.) And, most likely, he fully understands that there is a larger agenda in play and knows what it is.

            That narrows it down to RFK being either stupid or evil. And he’s not THAT stupid. The only question left to ask is “Why?” My guess is that he’s playing a carefully scripted role, rather like Zelensky. He’s been given his lines and he’s been promised a reward. He’s as much “owned” as anyone else in the political sphere.

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:00 pm #

            Beryl, you seem to need your heros.

            Nothing wrong with that, but I will continue to point out that you can’t believe both that they are naive and that they are also qualified to run the country, without a heckuva lot of cognitive dissonance.

        • D from OR July 14, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

          “I think Bobby knows that there are those who don’t believe in climate change…”

          Oh brother. He didn’t do anything to validate that view and probably won’t.

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:01 pm #

            As soon as people start projecting their beliefs on what they THINK a candidate knows…. ugh.

      • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

        Hope springs eternal in the human breast. They know and exploit this fact.

        • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

          What about the current state of the world could give any person hope?

          • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

            Night is darkest just before the Dawn – or just before it gets even darker?

            Thus am I a jesting Pilate – a Saint according to the Coptic Church.

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

          I actually agree with you here, Jar.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

            Proof that the Eath is not getting warmer.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

            Well, per Lars Schenikau, the earth is getting warmer, or maybe there is just more CO2 in the atmosphere, but it is good news because the earth is greener (more trees etc. than it was a few decades ago, according to comparative satellite images he shows. .

          • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

            Islander, I’m pretty sure that is correct, at least as of a decade ago. I recall talking to a logger who mentioned that the increased yield from factory farming had actually resulted in large tracts going unfarmed and reverting back to wooded land. Also, rich pricks have been warehousing land and basically putting it to no productive use, so it has also been reverting back to forest.

    • Cankerpuss July 14, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

      I think you are stretching, Beryl. He’s a climate change religionist and as such is not fit for leadership.

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        “climate change religionist”

        I find this an absurd phrase.

        Genuine* scientists (emphasis on “genuine”) have differing opinions on clmate change/warming and, further, if global warming is taking place, the actual cause(s).

        Just as it is important to differentiate between pollution and the CO2/climate change nonsense. it is important to separate out views on climate from views on causes.

        Furhtermore, the future scarcity of fossil fuels means that that energy anxiety tail is wagging the scientific dog.

        I think people need to prod RJK to think in a much more nuanced way about climate change and separate out these aspects.

        As for someone like RFK being more “in the know” than citizens like us, I don’t think being RFK make you privy to more info than others have—unless you actually immerse yourself in it, study it, learn what the alternative sources of info are, etc.

        I think RFK must be challenged to go outside the box and gain a more sophisticated view of the global and US situation. IOW, FACE THE TRUTH. As he has challenged the American people to do in other contexts.

        The problem is that, as Gail Tverberg has repeatedly stated, there really arent any solutions on the horizon. Politicians have to come up with something to tell the populace so they are selling the green energy thing.

        As a politician, RFK has to propose solutions What if there are no real solutions that preserve an industrial society and “the American way of life”?

        For this last, the only solution is nuclear energy.

        • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 1:54 pm #

          What about the waste?

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 2:37 pm #

            That problem has been largely solved. There are no total solutions to anything, of course.

            But solutions for nuclear waste are in far better shape than for the solid and toxic waste created by solar panels and wind turbines, not to mention the mining and refining activities required for rare earths, rare metals, etc. See earlier threads for discussion. Or, watch Oliver Stone’s Nuclear Now.

          • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

            Yes that problem has been solved – lol.

            Except when Fukushima got an earthquake, ofc.

            And the decrepit nuclear facilities sitting near the San Andreas fault no one is doing anything about.

          • benr July 15, 2023 at 9:51 am #

            @islander

            Now who needs to do some actual research?
            Spot on for the mining issues and solar panel stuff but nuclear waste is as dangerous today as it was in the 50’s.
            It will be just as dangerous in 2075 as it is today.
            That one statement proves without a doubt you have ZERO clue what you are posting about.
            The state of nuclear waste is literally not in my backyard for anywhere they propose to put it. Meaning it gets dumped in a country to poor to say no or Nyet.

            Just read Russia wants to host nuclear waste for a fee.
            Wonder how much they will get paid and then just dump it with the rest of the soviet era dump sites?

            rferl.org/a/russia-finally-moves-to-raise-radioactive-debris-from-arctic-waters/30640975.html

            Anyone want to place bets on how many nuclear waste dump sites France or the US has?
            I know the Farallon Islands is leaking radioactive waste right now.

          • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

            Part of the reason the Somali “pirates” were attacking French ships is because the French were dumping nuclear waste off their coast.

        • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          CO2 is no more a pollutant than is H20. As a matter of fact, it’s a primary and basic building block of life itself. People who talk climate change crap are utterly clueless about basic chemistry and biology.

        • John001 July 14, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

          It doesn’t seem to add up either, too low on EROEI and unable to produce enough surplus energy = money. A bit like most renewables (apart from wood and hydro).

          The UK abandoned fast breeders in 1994 which in theory could extend the nuclear age to as long as the coal age lasted.

          The UK and other countries haven’t yet publicly abandoned work on nuclear fusion. Too politically painful. Clearly, the same disadvantages as nuclear fission.

          The article in the Telegraph today on deeply-buried hydrogen in the earth’s crust probably aims to boost the feel-good factor: ‘Don’t worry, we’ll be alright’. If it’s extremely deep the EROEI won’t be too good. I’ll read it up later though.

          Geothermal is practicable in some countries. Drill wells, the same as for oil. Denmark has three for district heating.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

            “It doesn’t seem to add up either, too low on EROEI and unable to produce enough surplus energy = money. A bit like most renewables (apart from wood and hydro). ”

            Nuclear?
            Are you kidding?
            Document?

        • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 10:59 pm #

          “The problem is that, as Gail Tverberg has repeatedly stated, there really arent any solutions on the horizon.”

          There are plenty of solutions, but they all require lifestyle changes that take us back to an 18th century lifestyle. People enjoyed their lives in that century and never complained about not having cars, washing machines, clothes driers, trash compactors, indoor climate control, water heaters, trucks, trains, etc. etc. They made it just fine because they were completely unaware of what they didn’t have. For some reason claims are continually being made that the human race can’t live that way anymore. Nonsense! We’ll live on what we can afford and on what’s available – not on what we desire.

          • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Well, Woody, as they say….”No Duh”.

            It cracks me up that those puzzling and arguing over how to live their current lifestyles on alternative energy NEVER seem to grok that the fact that it is not possible means that it will not happen.

            A Magical Solution will appear! Or, if we can’t live this way without fossil fuels, that means that fossil fuels will Magically appear. One of the two.

          • Woodchuck July 16, 2023 at 1:10 am #

            We live in a Magic Kingdom. As our host likes to say “wish upon a star” – and a solution will magically appear that will save us.

            Some groups like the fundamentalist Christians figure Jesus will be coming back soon and He will take care of all of it. No worries, it’s all good.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 10:29 am #

            Jesus is coming! And he will bring oil.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 10:31 am #

            Isn’t that what Hanukah is about? One day’s oil lasting for 8 days?

            Maybe we’ll have another miracle like that.

      • Hereward the Woke July 15, 2023 at 7:53 am #

        And it’s all irrelevant anyway, because hoping a POTUS will save America is like hoping Uncle Dolfie will become a rabbi.

    • WayfaringStranger July 14, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

      The RFKjr statement is valid and was valid before the climate change thing became a dominant narrative.

      Brownfields and Superfund sites that have nothing to do with climate have been cleaned up using public funds after private profilteers ran off with the money for many, many decades.

      One of the many obfuscating things the Climate Narrative has accomplished, to a magnificent degree, is to get people – even people who THINK they aren’t supporting the Climate Change narrative – away from thinking about local or point pollution, which is the fault of specific corporate entities (all along the supply chain and not just factory emissions), and obsessing on the naughtines of the average person. Your stove, your car, your pizza, and farting cows.

      Privatize profits, externalize costs. This is the way.

      • Paula D July 14, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

        Environmental groups no longer talk about air pollution, chemical spills, water pollution, plastic in the oceans, overfishing, ocean acidification, clear-cutting forests, cancer causing pollutants, endangered species, etc.

        It’s all Climate Change, all the time.

        • beantownbill. July 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

          I’ve always thought “climate change” is the wrong term because the climate always changes. A more accurate term for what authorities are talking about is CO2 pollution. If that term was used, more people might see how ridiculous the idea is. Carbon dioxide levels have been much higher in the past, yet life is still here. We at CFN know the real reasons CO2 is such an issue.

          • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 10:47 pm #

            I’m not sure if I have all the numbers correct, but at the start of the industrial revolution we were at around 280 ppm (parts per million) CO2 in the atmosphere. There are only around 2 other periods of time during the last 600 million years CO2 levels were that low. Life on the planet goes extinct when levels get down to around 150 pppm, that’s not enough to support photosynthesis. CO2 gets absorbed and dissolved in sea water and shelled sea creatures like coral use this CO2 to make carbonate shells. That carbon then gets locked up permanently and eventually becomes limestone. There’s vast amounts of carbon locked up in limestone, and to “liberate” it requires huge amounts of energy. Making calcium oxides out of limestone is how we start the process of making concrete, it takes lots of nat gas to supply the heat to do this, and CO2 is produced in that process. The ocean is constantly removing CO2 from the air, and if it is not replenished life will go extinct here in a relatively short period of geological time. That’s why volcanoes are good for the earth, they replenish some of the carbon.

            In addition to being locked up in carbonate rocks, there’s been lots of carbon stored underground in the form of “fossil fuels”. There may be an ultimate purpose to our carbon fueled civilization that we don’t understand. It may be that for life to keep going long term we’ll need to pull all of that carbon out of the ground and get it back into the ecosystem. Could be that after that job is finished, the human race will go back to occupying the planet the way we did around 6,000 years ago. We’d be using animals and wood for power as we needed it.

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 10:03 pm #

          Yup. They can’t talk about actual degradation to the planet, because that isn’t done by average Joe.

          This has to be blamed on everybody, so they can lock us down and force us to eat bugs.

  20. Beryl of Oyl July 14, 2023 at 10:58 am #

    If any of our troops are going to fight, I would have them fight the WHO, the WEF, and the CIA.

    Oh and the UN and NATO leadership. The EU’s leadership too.

    That will make the world a much better place.

    • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 11:05 am #

      If the CIA served any legitimate purpose, it would have disappeared George Soros, Peter Lewis, Jeffrey Sachs, etc. decades ago.

      • Ron Anselmo July 14, 2023 at 11:11 am #

        RD3 – the CIA is serving its purpose, that’s why those people are still here. Oh, you said legitimate purpose.

        • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 11:19 am #

          Yes. For those who still have the silly, quaint notion that any wing of the empire serves the legitimate citizenry or cares what they think, or that there is some sort of American interest being served or pursued.

          • D from OR July 14, 2023 at 11:47 am #

            Same people that think voting “will clean things up”.

            Same people gobble up all talk of “saving our democracy” when they live in a representative republic or an “indirect democracy” that rarely has the citizenry’s interests at heart.

          • Jarek July 14, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

            America was never supposed to be a Democracy, it isn’t, and that’s a good thing.

            It was supposed to be a Republic, it isn’t, and that’s a bad thing.

  21. RD3 July 14, 2023 at 11:08 am #

    Why will Biden “have to exit the scene?” Actual citizens are completely powerless and it is a great source of comedy for the elites to see the joke of Joe Biden as president foisted on the small remaining Remnant. The elites can do anything they want to do. No consent is needed.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      I cannot disagree.

    • cbeard July 14, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

      They are rubbing the American peoples’ noses in the pile of shit that is Joe Biden and laughing their asses off, while the “people” just knuckle under and say, oh well.

    • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      Think of the opportunities for comedy and international embarassment if Cackles Kamala becomes president. She’s going to provide endless material for jokes and laughter among people who no longer take the USA seriously. Our sexual confusion is already creating much mirth in some places overseas.

      • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

        She’s actually an interesting character: All the intelligence of Michelle Obama with the affect of a stoned surfer.

        • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

          Hopefully, she’ll, at least, chew with her mouth closed at state dinners.

  22. The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 11:43 am #

    Pawns, Two-Bit Players & Then Some

    Cowbell:

    Interesting hypothesis.

    It would explain a lot.

    Zaz and his posts have always seemed to me to be not straightforward . . .but perhaps that is just his/her personality?” ~ Islander July 13, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Well you’re willing to entertain Robert Malone as an unlimited hangout for example, yes?

    Well that was my own item for the chessboard-clothed table for our little potluck here. (reference: July 13, 2023 at 2:56 pm)

    When I participated on Peak Oil Barrel, we would periodically get anti-climate-change/pro-fossil fuel and other odd drive-by’s (nicknames we would not recognize) who would drop their comments off and then speed off back into the night– no back-and-forth/interaction with the regulars. In fact I used the term, ‘drive-by’s’, for it, like a drive-by shooting.

    One day, the owner of the site said he got his email hacked while at the same time I (and maybe others) got weird emails along with other weird stuff on the site too.

    But, unlike CFN, I don’t recall Peak Oil Barrel ever really having the numbers, to say nothing of the lurkers, nor it being syndicated.

    Also, Jim, as he has written, has gotten emails from ‘his spooks’, or whoever, who were, and maybe still are, none too happy with some of his articles’ content. Why would they be? LOL

    Seems like a bit of a lighthouse.

    Jim has also recently mentioned helping in some way in the funding of JRK Jr.’s campaign.

    Probably another point or more to consider, but that’s about it for the moment.

    • WayfaringStranger July 14, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      There’s more than one reason people are drive-bys. Here’s mine –
      I’ve been participating in various kinds of Internet discussion groups and writing alt publications since 1997. Way back when you had that funny AOL sign-on noise, and so far back I remember clearly when and how the word “Blog” was born.

      Site or platform -specific regulars invariably develop into a little club of their own. You may as well be sitting at the bar of Cheers. For the relative few that atmosphere works for, it’s great. Other regular readers find it stifling. Limiting. The old Overton window is nailed at a certain level and not by top-down force, but rather by invisible, unspoken group consensus. High school never ends. I f*ing hated high school with a passion. You do you, but I ain’t goin back.

      I bought and re-read Kunstler’s first book when it came out, and I mark my Monday’s and Friday’s reading his latest. Sometimes when I don’t sleep I check in the wee hours of the morning to see if he posted early. Never does.
      Once in a blue moon I become inspred to make a remark. Then I think about interacting with the so-called like minded people, except I’m never really sure about the like-minded part. Bottom line –
      I’m here for JHK and not the clique that has formed around him.
      And while glowies and disruptive Libs are out there on every forum, I’m sure I’m not alone in my feelings about ANY variant of “social media”, which is the single, most destructive, dumbing-down force in our nation. Period.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

        I hear you and am inclined to agree.

    • Islander July 14, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

      “Well you’re willing to entertain Robert Malone as an unlimited hangout for example, yes?

      Er, that “limited hangout.”

      I don’t see a connection with anything else in the post.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

        Maybe you’re just playing dumb.

        • Islander July 14, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

          Care to explain?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 6:14 pm #

            Explain this first:

            Interesting hypothesis.

            It would explain a lot.

            Zaz and his posts have always seemed to me to be not straightforward . . .but perhaps that is just his/her personality?” ~ Islander July 13, 2023 at 4:06 pm

            That’s my ‘explanation’, embedded as it were… I guess for you to find ‘not straightforward’.

            And yet your pass over my initial comment and say that kind of thing. That doesn’t appear very straightforward to me. And a close shave to a personal attack to boot along with ‘wet rag’ or somesuch in another of your comment about others, perhaps including me in the dragnet.

            As for Malone, we all appear ‘limited hangouts’ of a sort. Including JHK who doesn’t seem to realize that he’s booted the same entity off his comment section numerous times already over the span of over a decade. Right under your nose while you peer over at Malone.

            The same JHK apparently who’s been bitching twice a week about the State players while in a sense fellating the State at the same time by supporting it ‘backhandedly’.

            Strange bedfellows.

            Oh ya another to add to my previous JHK doings; a recently-announced documentary.

            /rant

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

            Whoopsie!

            Got carried away, i guess.

            “Not straightforward” means often I have no idea what you are talking about, nor why. You ramble and rant, but youi take great panes to structure your posts with a lot of formatting, etc. This seems to carry some meaning.

            So you seem to be trying to convey a message. Or a meta message.

            Danged if I know what it is, though.

          • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:39 pm #

            I mean, pains.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

            Funny but it’s the first time you’ve brought that up, though.

            But I recall, now, your response to my accidental bold type?

            You can walk that path if you like, Islander, but it might bite you and your thinking in the ass– as it likely has already– if it becomes ingrained/habitual.

            Which no one will have anything to do with per se, except you.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

      Probably another point or more to consider, but that’s about it for the moment.” ~ The Man They Call Zazelle

      To add; the recently-announced documentary. JHK also appears in at least one documentary, if not others.

      @Islander:

      Like Smedley Butler ostensibly coming around after his career global romps for USA government plunder and pillage, Robert Malone may be doing something similar. Likewise, Derrick Jensen of Deep Green Resistance fame, may have graduated from Mining Engineering, while the late Jan Lundberg of de-paving movement/Culture Change website fame was once an oil investor.

      Ironies abound.

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

        I don’t think Malone has “come around.”

        Code word: Breggin Lawsuit.

        Obviously.

        That’s it for me.
        I have already provided plenty of background and evidence to support my conclusion.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

          Worry about what’s right under your shnoz as much as Malone et al.

  23. snagglepuss July 14, 2023 at 11:47 am #

    …..”with Kamala Harris anxiously draining vodka bottles as she awaits history’s call at the old Naval Observatory. That will be a fun day in the USA, all righty.”

    I am beside myself with laughter. The image is all too real. Jim is so funny.

    • RD3 July 14, 2023 at 11:53 am #

      It was anxiously draining Willie Brown’s hose that first put Kamala on the map.

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

        LOL!!

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 6:32 pm #

      While Jim sucks/licks State cock/cunt…

      While the banksters fund all sides of wars.

      While all wars are proxy wars fought by representatives:


      ‘NATO has lost this war. Biden has lost this war. The lunatic Democrats have lost this war. The uni-party warmongers have lost this war. The EU has lost this war. Ukraine and Zelensky have lost this war.’ — Kim Dotcom
      ” ~ JHK

      None of them has lost anything because none of them has any real skin in the game.

      For the real war-mongers to lose, they would need to be hung/shot/guillotined/woodchipper-chipped/[enter preference here].

      • Islander July 14, 2023 at 6:46 pm #

        “While Jim sucks/licks State cock/cunt…”

        Thanks for that.

        Now fuck off.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

          Fuck Off, Statists

          Nothing wrong with that as long as it is not mandated for everyone else, such that it is.

          So– you know– you fuck off first with that sort of mandate if that’s what you’re somehow mindlessly protecting/upholding and I wont have to fuck off, see. You will do the fucking off for me/us.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

          See also here:

          July 14, 2023 at 7:23 pm

      • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 10:29 pm #

        “For the real war-mongers to lose, they would need to be hung/shot/guillotined/woodchipper-chipped”

        Punishing psychopathic criminals with medieval torture methods only places you in the same class of demons that they are. Forget about woodchippers. I’m not against capital punishment, but I think it could be done painlessly and cheaply with ordinary opiate overdoses – they’ll just drift off to sleep.

        I know, I know, the satisfaction and pleasure of vengeance would be lost in treating them somewhat kindly. My proposal would be to build robotically operated dog food factories that process and grind ’em all up into dog food. Then if need be, you could get great satisfaction knowing that Hillary Clinton or some chicken hawk neocon general might literally be inside that bag of dog chow you have over in the corner of your kitchen.

        • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 10:33 pm #

          I forgot to mention the story of what happened to Jezebel – she got eaten by dogs.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 12:17 am #

          Hi Woodchuck.
          The warmongers are not on the front lines fighting their own wars. That’s what I meant.

          They are not getting bombed and shot at and so on.

          So that’s why I invoked those methods, not as punishment, but as equalization. Going through a woodchipper or getting one’s head chopped off in a guillotine for examples seem less like punishment and more like death, so the kind of thing that their cannon-fodder on the front lines and nearby are facing.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 12:28 am #

          Some time go when I was much younger, on a city bus an older guy, probably in his 70s, overheard a friend and me bitching about war and/or related. As he was about to get off the bus, he looked at us and said something to the effect that, ‘If the warmongers/politicians had to fight their own wars, there wouldn’t be any war.’.

  24. cowbell81 July 14, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

    “A failing country adopts useless and pointless laws, like a sick and dying man tries to find a cure using all kinds of different medicine.” ~Andrew Tate

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    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:29 pm #

      All laws are useless and pointless where they are mandatory.

      A lot of you hereon cannot seem to make the connection between, say, mandatory vaccinations– that you rail against!– and mandatory everything else.

      Is it that you like that squeezy-hand feeling on your ‘nads or what? Just not too tight?

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

      Oh so that’s who you follow.

      Explains a lot.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 8:28 pm #

        It’s a kiddiequote.

  25. elysianfield July 14, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    Mayberry….

    “New York Post – If the looting of retailers, rampant hard drugs, and a homeless population growing more quickly than the regular one were not enough to make the Bay Area city of Oakland unlivable, add the challenge of so-called “sideshows.”
    Counter to the carnival-inspired name, sideshows have proven to be a menace to law-abiding citizens. Despite trying, the Oakland Police Department, which endured budget cuts, has not stopped the high-speed hoedowns.
    Sideshows – which began benignly, in the early 1980s, with car aficionados gathering to peacefully show off their beloved rides next to a carnival in the Foothill neighborhood of Oakland – evolved into impromptu, dangerous and menacing meet-ups.

    Reminds me of my ute….

      • BackRowHeckler July 14, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

        We’re experiencing those in Ct now, too. They’ve come to the small towns & high end suburbs, out from urban areas like Hartford & New Haven, extremely violent & disruptive exercises of gasoline fueled chaos — all the suburban ‘Soccer Moms’ who graduated from Brown & NYU who drove their Volvos down to the Town Green and marched & sang folk songs for George Floyd & racial justice in 2020 are now at the local meeting hall demanding that the PD “Do something.”

        • elysianfield July 14, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

          BRH,
          And…and HOW DO YOU LIKE IT NOW, GENTLEWOMEN?

          You realize that what you are experiencing is anarchy…present and future.

          Give it a name….

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 10:26 pm #

            The Defunded-Police Circular Reason

            It is not anarchy, unless you mean the ‘bastardized/State-approved’ term for it.

            It’s chaos, maybe. (I don’t know for sure; I don’t live there)…

            Anarchy is peaceful non-coercive coexistence– that doesn’t require State police.

            The reason that the proverbial/metaphoric ‘soccer moms’ et al. who may have previously insisted on police defunding may not have realized that, without police, but with no actual/real/true/grass-roots community to replace it/them– along with ‘community policing’, as it’s often called– you have a vacuum, a hole.

            What we do first is create a true community, then we knock out the State players, like the cops…

            Horse before the cart.

            Knocking out the police before true community is in place is like putting the cart before the horse.

            Which creates its own self-fulfilling prophesy and/or is a kind of circular reasoning, as in;

            ‘See what happens when we remove the police? Chaos! Anarchy!’

          • BackRowHeckler July 15, 2023 at 5:45 am #

            Hey Zaz, create a ‘True Community’ with what human capital? We did have a ‘True Community’ here once, not very long ago, when the vast majority of the citizenry consisted of Anglo White Protestants — people who spoke the same language, practiced the same religion, and lived by identical social mores. Would that fit your definition of Anarchism, because in my estimation that’s the only way Anarchism would work? When you have a massive violent underclass living mostly on govt largesse — and a growing insular Muslim population with an overall abiding hatred of the (diminishing) white majority, how does one go about building a “True Community?” It seems like history is headed in the opposite direction, unless of course you believe ‘diversity is our strength’, which on the face of it is antithetical to the formation of a True Community anyway. It appears to me your ‘Anarchism’ is more utopian bullsh#t which would lead to disaster if ever implemented — and would take a pretty brutal police force to put into practice — defeating your original purpose of creating a ‘True Community.”

          • elysianfield July 15, 2023 at 11:19 am #

            Well, Zaz,
            We can argue over the definition of how many seraphim can twerk on the head of a pin, but, with my practiced eye, I know anarchy when I see it…..

            Knock out the police? Go for it.

            True community? You Jest.

            “‘See what happens when we remove the police? Chaos! Anarchy” **

            **Google “Seattle”/San Francisco

          • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

            I got 30 days in fb jail for posting a meme showing an anarchist NPC saying “We don’t need the police, we can police our own communities”
            coupled with a photo of Kyle Rittenhouse saying “Policed his own community”.

            Weird. His name wasn’t mentioned in the meme, but the fb police (who are much stricter than the real police, because they are working for the Deep State, not the people), picked up just on his photo.
            They told me that I had shown a photo of a “dangerous individual”, and that was a threat to the fb community.

            Such irony.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

            Keystone Replacement/Scaffolding/Whatever Before Removing Keystone

            BackRowHeckler, how we get from here to there or now to then is a different issue.

            So my point still stands and it can stand on other things besides the sociocultural…

            IOW, if you are going to pull a lynch-pin or knock out a keystone somewhere, unless you want to risk a collapse, you need to somehow take precautions. Duh.

            The State heavily relies on cops– they are a State keystone– so removing them or somehow weakening them is not advisable unless or until something can be put in their place either temporarily or permanently.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

            @Paula et al…

            What these people don’t seem to get is what I just wrote about lynch-pins and keystones (and by implication those kinds of things).

            The State and its police are very new in our species history. Anarchy on the other hand– not the ‘NPC’, ‘BackRowHeckler™’ or whatever nonsensical kind– is our natural order/way/wiring.

            Naturally, some of us refuse other mandates besides vaccines.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 10:37 am #

            I don’t think that 323 million humans can form an anarchist society. You are talking tribal society. I don’t think that scales up.

            Plus, the humans of today are not brought up to cooperate with each other.
            Americans, especially, are ruled mostly by divide-and-conquer propaganda tactics, not brute force.
            How can you have a cooperative society when people have been taught to hate even their own families, on the basis of age?
            You can’t.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 10:42 am #

            I read a book a long time ago written by a woman who had lived with a tribe in the Amazon jungle of Venezuela, just after WW 2. (And before the oil companies moved in.)

            Everyone in the tribe were tolerant of each other and strove to get along, although their behaviors were not policed in any way.

            But one person had been sick as a baby and had spent a few months in a hospital in the city, before returning to the tribe.

            He was different, much more hostile and brittle.

            It makes a difference how babies and children are treated, in a society.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            Paula, I’ve moved my reply here:

            July 16, 2023 at 12:34 pm

        • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

          All part of the color revolution. They need to make certain parts of cities uninhabitable.

  26. Jarek July 14, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

    The Guardian

    UK charity foundation to abolish itself and give away £130m
    Lankelly Chase announces move after concluding that traditional philanthropy is ‘function of colonial capitalism’

    Tue 11 Jul 2023 13.32 EDT
    A major UK charitable foundation, with an endowment fortune of £130m, has announced it is to abolish itself after concluding that traditional philanthropy is a “function of colonial capitalism” and that it had itself become part of the problem.

    Lankelly Chase, which gives out about £13m a year in grants to hundreds of charities operating in areas such as social, racial and climate justice, said it wanted to find bold new alternatives to what it called philanthropy’s “cult of benevolence”.

    The 60-year-old institution said it would spend the next five years giving away its assets to organisations and networks which are doing “life-affirming social justice work” in communities around the UK.

    It is understood Lankelly Chase’s trustee board had become increasingly unable to reconcile its charitable mission to tackle racism, injustice and inequality with its position as a major investor in global capital markets it considers to be rooted in racial and colonial exploitation.

    “We have recognised the gravity of the interlocking social, climate and economic global crises we are experiencing today. At the same time, we view the traditional philanthropy model as so entangled with colonial capitalism that it inevitably continues the harms of the past into the present,” it said in a statement.

    It added: “We will relinquish control of our assets, including the endowment and all resources, so that money can flow freely to those doing life-affirming social justice work. We will make space to reimagine how wealth, capital and social justice can co-exist in the service of all life, now and for future generations.”

    Jarek: Just give the money to Blacks. They’ll dismantle Capitalism and thus pollution. The owl and bittern will be heard in the streets. Overpopulation? Solved! Let the moral onus be on them. Sit it out in your Fortress Palaces, partying while the Reaper reaps without.

  27. mitchellc July 14, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

    In the alt.media mind space – as represented by JHK, commenters and other luminaries – sentiment is moving right along. So, so very close to the final realization:

    When exactly did the government stop representing the peoples interests? When did it go rogué as it fully manifested complete and total corruption?

    The 60s? What about the 30s and the necessity of WW2? No, then what about the 1910s with the creation of the Fed.res, IRS and WW1?

    Maybe back further to the secret proceedings to emerge with a new federal constitution, rather than simply amending the existing articles?

    How about Cortez, Pizzaro, and the virginia and plylmouth colonies? Or why not dial it back to Hastings, Charlemagne, Rome, Greece, Egypt, …

    Here’s the thing, there are two types of people: the regular masses who just want to be left alone, and the people who actually make history.

    They don’t care what anyone else wants, they consider the sheep as mere meat by products to be played with and discarded.

    When you get to this stage of realization, you don’t get emotionally interested in the newest outrage, rather from the pov of a space traveler you simply assess the logical outcome based on the facts at hand.

    If the US was never anything close to what everyone was taught, then why be angry about the loss of something that never existed?

    Rather, why not calmly and rationally assess the expected outcomes and make your play accordingly?

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      We’ve already discussed all of this, every week, beginning years ago. I think you probably don’t know what words mean?

      In any case, another yawner, thanks for wasting my time.

    • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 2:46 pm #

      I was alive in the 50’s, and the only really bad part of it that I remember was the apartheid that was in place here in the south. Black people were openly discriminated against, and I can remember riding buses with signs up stating that black folks rode in the back of the bus. And the bus stations had four separate public bathrooms instead of two. Blacks weren’t allowed in public swimming pools and many restaurants and motels were closed to them. That was the one thing that needed to be changed. I’ve got no complaints about anything else, and as far as I can tell the insanity really started taking hold in the late sixties when I became a short lived feminist dope smoking wannabe hippie.

      • dorn July 14, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

        Had that “one thing” been changed, you wouldn’t have had the other things.

      • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

        Yes, dorn is right. Change one major thing and everything is changed. The Black are either kept down or they attempt to down us.

        A more creative solution would be physical separation. But the movement towards that failed.

        You’re still a sentimentalist, Woody.

      • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 1:33 am #

        What segregation and Jim Crow really were, were methods for controlling blacks’ predilection for anti-social behavior (including criminal behavrior) in a way that didn’t bankrupt their communities.

        The REAL reason why cities don’t enforce the law and jail criminals is because they can’t AFFORD to jail about half the black population–and most major cities have a very large black population. Managing the black population through the judicial system, and doing it effectively, would probably require some draconian methods, including capital punishment, liberally applied.

        Segregation and Jim Crow are, in reality, probably the most humane way to have a law-abiding, orderly, culturally healthy society, in a country with a large black population. I think–if you want such a healthy society–your choices are pretty much between segregation and Jim Crow, versus considerably more inhumane methods.

  28. neurodoc July 14, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

    Imagine, if you will….a rank, drunken HO sitting as pres in the white house, while the BRICS gold backed currency becomes the world reserve currency and the former USDollar, no longer accepted for imported goods, large amounts are required for everyday purchases of what little goods are available.

    You have entered the twilight zone, a near future place where the financial collapse/USD$ demise has resulted in hyperinflation with 15$/gal gas, 20$ for a dozen eggs, and chicken meat at 15$/pound, and no one cares about the white house or the ho, much less washington dc and any of their so called laws and regs. Welcome to the balkanized states of Amerika.

    • JackStraw July 14, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

      Mencken: On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

  29. Kevvia Knack July 14, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

    This is NOT a fun day! Have you seen the latest video of Biden? Biting on the little girls back?! Oh God yuck he is such a creep. He is really going downhill. Yes, it will be surprising if he makes it to Halloween.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:00 pm #

      Biden is just a goddamn peeling, worn and faded sticker tape on a fucked-up machine. Focus on the machine.

      Rage against it.

      But tap your rage into something constructive.

    • mrs_saj July 15, 2023 at 9:34 pm #

      Kevvia,

      I saw it. And you know who pisses me off as much as Biden? That little toddler’s dipshit mother who is more interested in getting the stupid selfie with Biden than the fact her daughter is scared and disgusted by the creepy old man nibbling on her shoulder.

      The fact that people continue to bring small children and little girls to campaign events that Biden is going to appear at confirms for me that 3/4 the population simply does not consume any form of alt-media.

      Meanwhile 1/4 of the population is gnashing its teeth month after month, year after year.

  30. Roundball Shaman July 14, 2023 at 2:55 pm #

    “Somebody in the ‘Joe Biden’ White House apparently thinks that the operations already underway are not enough to destroy our country fast enough, so a little extra push, such as nuclear annihilation, might get’er done.”

    There’s one thing you really have to admire about ‘Biden’ – this Shell-of-a-Once-So-Called-Man. When he gets an idea in his head (or has it surgically implanted there)… he really dedicates himself to carrying it out.

    Heads of State used to have some semblance of interest in promoting the best interests of their Nation as part of their mission (at least for appearances sake). For most Nations these days… that notion is a laughable part of our past. Now the duty is to strip and destroy Nations for fun and profit for the tiny few of soon-to-be Hellgoers.

    “… ‘Joe Biden’s’ entire act is unspooling. He is a prank that the Democratic Party played on the American people. Sometime before Halloween he will have to exit the scene in disgrace, gruesome as the prospect might seem, with Kamala Harris anxiously draining vodka bottles as she awaits history’s call…”

    Ms. Harris is often waiting to receive a call. But that is for something other than running the Great Western Empire.

    Biden is not the main prank that the Democrat Dark State has foisted upon We the People. The Democrat Party is itself the prank… long having jumped the shark after the last great Democrat President was quickly ushered off the Planet without his (or our) consent.

    Our National Train has been off the rails ever since. And once this train jumped the tracks (actually it was pushed off)… it does not magically get up and re-insert itself within the rails. And there are legions of well-paid lackeys at the ready to see that America never does get back on a useful track.

    So what does one do with a Train Wreck? Some can’t bear to look. Others love to look because it feeds some sick desire within them to see destruction. Most others regret that such an event ever happened and wish beyond hope that it never happens again.

    And then there are the Hidden Hands that just wait to initiate the next big Wreck. All while they laugh about the latest smash they caused while they cash their big checks which we be of no use when they get to their Eternal Destination on their trip itinerary.

    They don’t need Trains nor do they use Phony Federal Reserve Notes way down… down… down… there.

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  31. cowbell81 July 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

    httpsXX://twitter.com/TuckerCarlson/status/1678873144201818115

    Tucker interview with Andrew Tate. 2.5 hours long, but very well worth the watch!

    • Night Owl July 16, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

      Tate is a psychopath and grifter.

      Search out his videos from a few years back. He openly discusses being a pimp and luring young women into his business.

      He is high IQ, however, and knows how to present himself well when needed.

      Do as I suggest: Seek out the old videos and you will not be disappointed. This guy is a total fraud.

  32. MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

    Does “Joe Biden” sending US reservists to war in Ukraine smack of the beginning of another failed Vietnam-type fiasco? What is the neocon’s reasoning? Surely they haven’t convinced anyone that sending 3K US troops into Ukraine will create some sort of turning point against Russia? Really?

    • Islander July 14, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

      They have to be seen to be doing SOMETHING.

      They have to send SOMETHING!

      It is all for show. So far.

      • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

        But the optics are so beyond bad.

        Who thought this was a good idea? It may as well have actually been POTATUS for how stupid it is.

        • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

          Occam’s Razor: It is and always has been about the Benjamins in a wickedly vicious cycle.

          Our main problem in trying to assay their motives in such a thing is we constantly overanalyze while forgetting these are multi-generational psychopaths and sociopaths who do not operate with our mores or values. They truly see it as Their world and they will do as they see fit, while having to pay only a nominal stipend to the politicians who are supposedly there for us, but indeed consistently funnel money to Them.
          Remember “the Squad?” Me neither.

          It hasn’t failed them yet, this formula. They might have to back off now and then (Korea and Vietnam) but that just focuses the money elsewhere, it still gets allocated in foreign aid toward military ends, and it’s been this way since 1947 when the pooh-baahs of the time decided to make permanent war a part of a well-rounded U.S. economy.

          Here’s a “Once upon a time..” that explains it very well.

          hxxps://www.bostonreview.net/articles/nikhil-pal-singh-banking-cold-war/

          • MaryQueen July 15, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

            You are correct, sir. And yet, a good deal of the commenters on this blog actually believe that a global jet-setter like RFK, Jr. is ignorant and naive about what the other elites are up to.

            This is why they get away with it over and over.

  33. FGB3 July 14, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

    And…the Democratic Party doesn’t have to worry about being voted out of office ’cause they control the voting machines! And if you say anything about that you get sued for three-quarters of a trillion dollars. That oughta get’r done!

  34. FGB3 July 14, 2023 at 4:28 pm #

    What we need now is Charles Knight, aka “Paladin”, or The Assassin.

  35. HenryJonesJr July 14, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

    Great essay. Thanks!

  36. mitchellc July 14, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

    OK, as some are now inching towards amending/rejecting the fantasy with which they were indoctinated – no difference at all from being raised in a cult – they find it affords them a broader perspective to evaluate the current situation.

    So, let’s do a little inventory analysis, considering the various strengths and weaknesses of the main players with respect to hard limits that construct the ‘rules of the game’. (Rules of course don’t apply to actual play.)

    By that, I mean the hard physical constraints imposed by availability of natural resources (energy, land/food, water), the ability to convert those to weapon systems, and the geography/oceanography that dictates certain strategic and tactical approaches.

    Next, consider the development and deployment of not just physical kinetic weapons (both nuclear and conventional), but also chemical and most promising, directed bio weapons comprised of DNA type targeting.

    Lastly, we need to also include the use of AI bots that have flooded the media sphere and are useful in broadcasting messages, reinforcing opinión and in general shaping narratives that do not need to have any basis in fact to maintain public order and popular support.

    OK, You’re a fan in the seats; which way do you bet? Noting of course that your very survival upon actually leaving the stadium is dependent on correctly predicting the various outcomes.

    Remember: drop the emotional attachment. There is no “your team”. Look at this strictly from the pov of a dispassionate outsider.

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    • Chris July 14, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

      I’m thinking (betting) that Zurich as an ex-pat is looking pretty damn good about now… perhaps with the addition of a nearby nuclear bunker dug deeply into the Alps.

    • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 7:39 pm #

      Life is inherently 100% fatal. Embrace that fact first and realize there’s no need whatsoever to run. It will find you wherever you go. Zen shit, and shit.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

      You’re more partisan than most people commenting on this blog.

      You are a willing globalist.

      • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 10:25 pm #

        Still trying to figure out what exactly mitchellc wants us to do. Lie back and take it with a smile on our face, “calm as Hindu cows,” I presume? Or buy our way out of harms way, which 99% of the people don’t have a means to do? I’d like to think that for most of us recognizing and bitching about our plight on our way out is the least we could do. Probably won’t solve anything, but then again, doesn’t that describe the human condition in a nutshell at this point anyway? Besides that, it’s good fun, which is hard to come by these days as well.

        • BackRowHeckler July 15, 2023 at 5:19 am #

          Mitch is looking at the Big Picture from atop Mt. Olympus, 20,000 feet up. Mitch is here to school us Proles on the proper way to to accept our dispossession.

        • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 1:38 am #

          “Still trying to figure out what mitchellc wants us to do….”

          He did suggest buying rental properties, awhile back.

  37. Chris July 14, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

    Regarding “A Fun Day”: So, Jim, by this Thanksgiving “Bitler” will be replaced by “The Cackler.” She’s got to be an improvement, given her penchant for incoherence and ineffectual action, compared to Bitler’s “bull-in-a-china-shop” routine. P.S. I was sure that future historians would nail “W” as the worst president ever, but now W has been completely eclipsed by Bitler in just 18 months.

  38. mitchellc July 14, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

    Really nice summary of where we’re at:

    strategic-culture.org/news/2023/07/14/cold-war-returns-with-vengeance-it-never-really-ended/

    The only problem I have is the general whinging tone; the embrace of victimhood.

    Shut up and deal with it. If you can’t win, then tough shit.

    If you can, then bravo. Just know you’ll have millions showing up at your doorstep.

    —-

    World peace will never be possible while the U.S. and its Western lapdogs are indulged with impunity to wage their criminal wars and mass killings in every part of the planet. Peace will always be an illusory figment as long as the criminal Western powers are never held to account and as long as they are allowed to persist in their predations under their grotesque masks of “defenders of democracy and peace”.

    The Western powers, their capitalist and imperialist war machines are the font of all wars in recent centuries. Nazi Germany was but a marque of a larger suite of vehicles whose modern souped-up iteration is NATO.

    • mitchellc July 14, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

      By the way, one should really pause and savor the beauty of of the phrase “defending freedom and democracy”.

      Yossarian: that’s some catch, that catch 22
      Cathcart: it’s the best there is

    • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

      The only problem I have is the general whinging tone; the embrace of victimhood.

      I didn’t really get that feeling, but to each his own. Anytime a semi-mainstream source (i.e.; one that hasn’t been shut down already for spreading the actual truth) is brave enough to print it, I applaud them. Not that that will probably matter that much in the end, but it’s still important to at least hear the truth from time to time. That fucking Jens Stoltenberg is as Nazi as they come. He should just don his SS uniform already and be done with it. YOU VILL EAT ZE BUGS AND YOU VILL LIKE IT!!!

      • DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

        I think the Russians have a perfectly good right “to whinge” myself. But like you, I did not see it for that.
        27 million + dead in WW II, and here “we” are, Nazis knocking on the door once again.
        I think a lot of people will shortly regret that they ever forgot the deaths and misery visited upon both the USSR and China in WW II.
        Just as they were supposed to, just as they were taught. “We” won the war after all, did we not…?
        Hmm…

        That those who ever knew or pondered such a scale of human victimhood in such a short time span, rather than just tossing them out the window like a dirty snotrag at 60 mph, but rather really thinking about the scars on the succeeding generations, well, they’re ahead of the game in recognizing what just might be coming our way as a form of justified retribution.

        • BackRowHeckler July 15, 2023 at 5:14 am #

          Not to mention the roughly 9 million Russian dead 1914-1922. Those wounds are still festering too.

          • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

            And the millions dead in the 90s. Those wounds are fresh.

          • BackRowHeckler July 15, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

            I read Chekhov’s short stories, in which he portrays life around him in the 1880s & 1890s, and sometimes think: these people are doomed.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 10:50 am #

            Yeah, but I meant the 1990s.

            Russians have had it rough, that is for sure.

  39. The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 6:55 pm #

    “He doesn’t choose anything he does, he’s a puppet and a clown.” ~ MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    Color Revolution 101:

    Survey and scrape the environment for people who can do your bidding.
    It’s a bit like a mirror of extraordinary rendition except where the individual is the ‘functionary’, rather than a rogue State that an individual is sent to to be illegally tenderized.

    One sub-form is to survey and scrape online channels for the relatively unhinged who are unhinged in particular/desirable ways with particular/desirable agendas and somehow empower/enable them– money, weapons, prestige, drugs, friends, etc.– toward such mutual agendas.

    So if someone for example doesn’t like particular sets of people and bitches about them all the time online, contact and/or chat with them, make ‘friends’ with them, empower them, inspire them and then send them somewhere for something mutual.

    That’s part of how the State operates of course.

    9/11? That’s a few snowflakes on the tip of the iceberg.

    Clown World? That’s too charitable. Much too charitable.

    And I’m telling you, we have to get off that train-wreck. There’s no time for JHK’s JRK Jr. fantasies for example.

    I am also telling you that Mother Nature doesn’t agree with this kind of thing and so we will get off of it anyway, whether willingly and relatively-peacefully or kicking and screaming, and broken and bloodied. If there’s a middle ground, it might be fading fast…

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

      Forgot this:

      “Extraordinary rendition is a euphemism for state-sponsored forcible abduction in another jurisdiction and transfer to a third state. The phrase usually refers to a United States-led program used during the War on Terror, which had the purpose of circumventing the source country’s laws on interrogation, detention, extradition and/or torture. Extraordinary rendition is a type of extraterritorial abduction, but not all extraterritorial abductions include transfer to a third country.” ~ Wikipedia

    • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 7:36 pm #

      We’ve already long since made the kicking and screaming choice. We Americans are conditioned to embrace the dramatic.

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

      Are you telling that to me? Sounds like you’re repeating stuff I said back to me – I never trusted RFK, Jr. as a pres candidate and I have no fantasies.

      You don’t need to “tell” me anything, thanks.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 8:12 pm #

        Just leveraging it, Mary. Your comment was fine.

      • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        So where are you exactly? The Elite are all knowing? You can’t believe that RFK Jr knows his business about Big Pharma, but not about climate change?

        Why not? You don’t think they underestimated Russia?

        George Bush Jr didn’t know much about anything, but RFK is contrast is a real person who knows a lot about some things. Can he be used? Perhaps, but that is different than saying he’s completely corrupt.

        The Elite might want to use him but the Democratic rank and file aren’t going to be down for that at all. Nor the Intelligence Agencies whom he hates.

        I can’t abide his up to date woke liberalism, so it’s a No from me. I’m just saying he’s a cut above many of these scarcely human creatures.

        • MaryQueen July 15, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

          Yes, I am saying the elite are all-knowing. At least about all of the big issues of the day.

          They all hang together, and they all work toward the same goals.

          So yep. That is what I am saying.

          There is no way you can get me to believe that something I have known for years, and is obvious and serious, such as a global agenda, is somehow not known to RFK, Jr.

          That’s preposterous.

          • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 12:27 am #

            That’s tantamount to worshiping them, to worshiping evil.

            They lack integration and are ultimately, fools. Perhaps you are underestimating yourself…..

  40. FGB3 July 14, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

    Jarek July 14, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

    The Talmud okays certain locusts as acceptable food. John the Baptist subsisted on locusts and honey.

    No Jarek. Not those locusts. The fruits of the carob tree is what he ate. Ceratonia siliqua. The Locust Tree.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:16 pm #

      They add locust bean gum to some of our food already. I seem to recall reading it in the ingredients.

    • Woodchuck July 14, 2023 at 10:11 pm #

      According to bible scholar Bart Ehrman, another translation of that word isn’t locusts but pancakes. Pancakes and honey – that sounds the most reasonable to me. If I’m not mistaken, the Essenes were vegetarians, and John was probably an Essene.

    • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

      So where did he get his protein from? His strength! As Christ said, he was no bending reed….

      In defense of his vegetarianism, Thoreau pointed at the work horse and said, Where does he get his strength? But we’re not horses…..

  41. DaveO907 July 14, 2023 at 7:01 pm #

    Dang, Jim.

    Not only do you excel, but this gathering of fans is not to be found in such quality of reasoned opinion anywhere I’ve traveled either.
    You provide a wonderful campfire, my most highly esteemed savant.

    May you be blessed with longevity and good health, your voice is essential for making it through these times.

  42. The Man They Call Zazelle July 14, 2023 at 7:23 pm #

    “As a long-time registered Democrat who started voting in the year of Watergate, I resent being taken for a ride to the place where anything goes and nothing matters. And especially where nothing matters less than clear thinking and straight talk.” ~ James Howard Kunstler

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  43. mitchellc July 14, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

    By the way, the peso closed at 16.75 per dollar today.

    It danced around 17.10-17.25 for the last month or so, with obvious central bank interference.

    Once it crossed over 17:1 however, it seems efforts have been curtailed because there has not been any real morning suppression.

    Rather, the markets open and it’s straight off to the races.

    For 10s of thousands of US/MX travelers, the most visible sign is the toll @ Rosarito on the TJ – Ensenada highway. For literally years it was $2 or 40 pesos (20:1).

    Last week it was $2.55, and my guess is it will soon be 2.60 or 2.65 (if not raised already today).

    If nothing else, people who probably don’t follow or understand economics are getting a real world lesson. Of course, supermarket prices impart another very visceral impact.

    • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 7:33 pm #

      If I ever get around to coming across it will be a one way ticket. To paradise? Maybe not, but at least a place that isn’t quite so fucked up as this one’s rapidly getting.

      • malthuss July 14, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

        eddie is dead.

        • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

          Died in 2019 at 70. Thanks for the update. Those long hair days look so dated now.

    • mitchellc July 14, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

      BTW, it’s not the difference in 50+- cents that counts; that just illustrative.

      The real effect are the billions of dollars flooding into MX either as remittances from US employment, or perhaps more importantly, the foreign capital chasing investments, not the least being housing.

      For example, that $500k affordable beach house you were considering is now nearing $600k for no other reason than the value of the dollar is depreciating so quickly.

      For those that bought MX property, homes have appreciated almost 20% just on the currency basis alone, not to mention baseline demand as everyone is looking to secure a piece of the pie.

      • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

        Got me a genuine Mexican coming to install a water filter for me tomorrow. One industrious little son of a gun! Think I’ll buy him some cerveza and get fucked up afterward. He always tries to get me to pay cash, but I tell him it’s not smart to try to fool the IRS.

  44. malthuss July 14, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

    Jarek
    Ireland is an anchor baby land, like the USA. I believe the only 2 with such a terrible rule.

    Both majority YT for now.

    • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 2:30 pm #

      Oh? I thought they repealed that. But no matter, that won’t stop the mass invasion, both “legal” and illegal.

  45. Islander July 14, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

    According to this investigation by Scott Ritter, the whole show was a psy-op engineered from DC designed to prepare the way for Z. There was a precedent with Obama, actually.

    Highly recommended. You might even be shocked and suprised.

    A Scott Ritter Investigation: Agent Zelensky – Part 1

    httpX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLeBb6hPUC8

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

      We’ve all been talking about what a giant psyop it all is for months if not years.

      How do you manage to ignore all that?

    • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

      There is a lot of good information in that video, but he seems to forget, as do so many, that the US supported Poroshenko, not Zelensky.

      The people of Ukraine rejected the US-backed candidate, and went for the one whose platform called for peace with Donbass.

      No one seems to remember that now.

  46. Pucker July 14, 2023 at 8:34 pm #

    Is this what Life is now like for some American men?

    “ A contingent of Khmer Rouge approached from the opposite direction. In front of them walked a frightened-looking man whose hands were tied behind his back. Shoving him forward was a mit neary with a pistol. She was a large-breasted woman who had done everything possible to appear unfeminine. She wore her blouse buttoned to her neck and her sleeves rolled up to the forearms and a checkered krama wrapped around her head. She was as dusty and angry as any of her male comrades. As she neared me, she waved the pistol in the air and addressed the crowd:

    ‘The wheel of history is turning,’ she declared. ‘The wheel of history rolls on. If you use your hands to try to stop the wheel, they will be caught in the spokes. If you use your feet to try to stop it, you will lose them too. There is no turning back. World history will not wait. The revolution is here. You must make your choice, to follow Angka or not. If you choose not to follow Angka, we will not be responsible for your safety.’

    She gave the man in front of her another contemptuous shove. He staggered, the whites of his eyes showing his fear. As they went past me, she waved her pistol again and shouted, ‘Everybody is equal now! Everybody is the same! No more sompeahing! No more masters and no more servants! The wheel of history is turning! You must follow Angka’s rules!’

    “Survival in the Killing Fields”, Hiang S. Ngor

    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 9:43 pm #

      “Everyone (who follows our new religion) is the same!”

      Sound familiar?

  47. Pucker July 14, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

    What do you covet?

    Some Homeless people in the nearby Homeless encampment covet “Stuff”, which is a bit odd. They carry their Stuff with them wherever they go in a pilfered shopping cart.

    Didn’t the Vietnamese refugees (“The Boat People”) fleeing Vietnam in the mid-1970’s all carry their small electric fans when squeezing onto the crowded, overloaded boats? They loved those electric fans. Americans love their cars and their TVs.

    “ Whatever hopes I had for the Khmer Rouge were fading fast. They were supposed to liberate us, not tie us up and make threats about obeying Angka’s rules. Whoever Angka was.

    The air was stifling. The streets were filled from one side to the other. We were no longer residents of Phnom Penh. We were refugees, carrying whatever we could. The wealthy pushed cars or flatbottomed handcarts, with sacks of rice, suitcases, pots and pans, televisions and electric fans. The poor carried nothing but their rice pots. Grocers carried groceries, booksellers pulled carts with piles of books. It was strange, I thought, the things people treasured. Televisions and fans wouldn’t be much use outside of Phnom Penh, where there was no electricity.”

    “Survival in the Killing Fields”, Hiang S. Ngor

    • Pucker July 14, 2023 at 9:06 pm #

      I wonder what the Afghans were carrying in their pockets as they were clinging to the planes taking off from the airport in Kabul during the feckless evacuation?

    • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 10:13 pm #

      You’d be surprised at how much you’d treasure a small electric fan in stifling heat and humidity. Sure beats a fucking “smart” phone.

  48. thirdcoastlegend July 14, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

    Wait.

    Over 300 posts in and Jarek is getting along with some of CFN’s ladies?

    Truly, we are living in the End Times!!

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    • MaryQueen July 14, 2023 at 9:45 pm #

      I agreed with one of his posts – out of 100s. It won’t last – lol.

    • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

      Stop guilt tripping me!

      I shared a victory: The repeal of permanent of alimony in Florida, but nobody celebrated with me.

      Older men are mostly still in love with their chains and their female masters. In this at least, the younger generations are far wiser.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

        “Stop guilt tripping me!

        I shared a victory: The repeal of permanent of alimony in Florida, but nobody celebrated with me.

        Older men are mostly still in love with their chains and their female masters. In this at least, the younger generations are far wiser.” ~ SoftStarLight

        • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 12:29 am #

          “Stop guilt tripping me!

          I shared a victory: The repeal of permanent of alimony in Florida, but nobody celebrated with me.

          Older men are mostly still in love with their chains and their female masters. In this at least, the younger generations are far wiser.” ~ Zazelle

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

      “When they attack, I retreat. When they retreat, I attack. When they are stationary, I harass.

      Sun Tzu” ~ Jarek July 14, 2023 at 11:45 am

      The ‘retreat/buttering-up’ phase could be closing.

      Hey, Tzu!

      You don’t broadcast your tactics unless for a limited ruse/dube or you’re on your deathbed.

      Also, you can’t expect that, like in a Hollywood action film, ‘they’ will just stand around doing nothing with no tactics of their own while you engage yours.

  49. Pucker July 14, 2023 at 9:24 pm #

    A lot of people are not going to make it….

    “ A few blocks from the hospital I came to a private medical clinic similar to mine. An exodus of the sick and crippled had begun. All the patients were leaving by order of the Khmer Rouge. A one-legged soldier hobbled on crutches, holding his spoon and mess kit in his fingers. Behind him another man with a bandage over his eyes and amputated legs was being wheeled along the sidewalk on a hospital bed, the IV bag still hanging from the bed rack.

    Slowest of all was an elderly woman who clutched the front of her sarong with one hand, to keep it from becoming unfastened, and kept her other hand on the shoulder of a female companion for support. The old woman was saying in a feeble voice, ‘I’m very tired. Please stay here, I’m very tired. I can’t go on.’ Her companion, who was holding the old woman’s IV bag, said, ‘Try your best, dear. Keep walking. Come on now, walk as best as you can. I know you’re tired, but you can make it.’”

    “Survival in the Killing Fields”, Hiang S. Ngor

  50. Magellan July 14, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

    “Anyway, “Joe Biden’s” entire act is unspooling. He is a prank that the Democratic Party played on the American people. Sometime before Halloween he will have to exit the scene in disgrace, gruesome as the prospect might seem, with Kamala Harris anxiously draining vodka bottles as she awaits history’s call at the old Naval Observatory. That will be a fun day in the USA, all righty.

    Once again, the imminent demise of Biden is foretold by a crusty old CT distributor.

    Aside from that though, I have to hand it to JHK – he’s managed to get EVERY single CT talking point into one short essay.

    • Disaffected July 14, 2023 at 10:11 pm #

      LOL! Sometimes “crusty old” and “CT distributor” are good attributes, but I guess it’s no surprise that I’d say that, since I are one too. Party on Megellan! May the seas be with you!

  51. Pucker July 15, 2023 at 2:43 am #

    Don’t give up your weapons.

    The Rule is that if you Want to Believe what they’re telling you, then they’re probably just messing with your mind.

    “ They looked totally unlike normal Cambodians, except for their dark, round faces. And yet a part of me wanted to believe that they were telling the truth.

    The harsh voice yelled again, ‘If you have weapons, put them on the sidewalk. Let Angka collect them. The war is over now and there is no more need for weapons. The weapons are the property of Angka!’ I glanced to the side of the street. Sure enough, a few trusting civilians came out of their houses and put their AK-47s, their M-16s, their pistols on the sidewalk.

    I wondered: Who is Angka? Or what is Angka? In the Khmer language, angka means ‘organization’. Angka was the Organization-logically, I supposed, the Khmer Rouge command group. What did that imply? That the guerrillas were going to try to organize the Cambodians?”

    “Survival in the Killing Fields”, Hiang S. Ngor

  52. Pucker July 15, 2023 at 3:14 am #

    We may be a bit like the Cambodians under the Khmer Rouge to the extent that we don’t really know who rules over us?

    “ ‘Who is Angka, comrade brother?’ I said. ‘I don’t know,’ said the mit. The question didn’t bother him. He didn’t seem to have thought of it before. ‘Did you see Angka during the years of fighting against the capitalists?’ ‘No, I’ve never seen Angka. But I hear about Angka all the time.’ He piled more rice and pork on his spoon and put it in his mouth. That was as much as I ever learned from him about the leadership of the Khmer Rouge.”

    “Survival in the Killing Fields”, Hiang S. Ngor

    • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

      And Angka had “pineapple eyes”?

  53. Ishabaka July 15, 2023 at 9:13 am #

    The Secret Service claims to have no idea who left cocaine in the house with the most video cameras and security on earth, and the Director of the FBI claims to have no idea if he had agents in the January 6th. protest.

    They’re not even hiding the fact they’re lying anymore, and they know you can’t do anything about it.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 15, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

      …and they know you can’t do anything about it.

      And unfortunately they are correct.

    • ThorsHammer July 16, 2023 at 8:33 am #

      The problem with the drugs left in Hunter’s East Wing in-box is that they were the wrong kind. If his Secret Service/Dealer would just provide pure, uncut Fentanyl instead of Colombian Coke the Hunter problem would soon remedy itself.

  54. Islander July 15, 2023 at 9:37 am #

    Mary Queen:
    “We’ve all been talking about what a giant psyop it all is for months if not years.

    How do you manage to ignore all that?”
    ++++++++++++++++

    Mary Queen, you just can’t help it, can you.

    You little bitch.

    Don’t you ever tire of pissing on me for no reason? What do you get out of it?

    I suggest you watch the video –it just ca. 30 mins long — before lobbing another one of your know-it-all knee-jerk comments.

    I hope other CFN readers will not be deterred by your verbal piss and will take my word for it (and those of many commenters at the video itself, some of whom appear to be Ukrainian** ) that most of this is new material regarding the actual genesis of Zelensky as an agent of MI6 and of the TV series that paved his way to the presidency. Or, it documents and contextualized in a cogent fashion various general info, such as the Pandora revelations.

    **
    “As an ukr expat I confirm the truthfulness of this documentary. It also had a lot of facts that I was not aware of. Thank you, Mr Ritter”

    **
    “Wish more people could see this film. I am from Ukraine, living in the West now. The Ukrainian reality is even worse, but the film is a strong starter for bringing the truth out there.”

    **
    “This is the best investigative work done by any journalist since the war begins.Impeccable work.”

    P,S., Miss Mary Queen:
    “For years” means, What?
    How many years? Since when?

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    • MaryQueen July 15, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Someone’s going off the deep end.

      • malthuss July 16, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

        deep end off an island?

    • Night Owl July 16, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

      I’ll take a look.

      As to who has been talking about this stuff: TBH, only 3-4 of us have been talking about this stuff.

      Many here are recovering leftists, typically reject anything their peers label “conspiracy” and still believe in Malthusian concepts of overpopulation and the idea that we have just about hit key resource depletion.

      We are however living through a Great Awakening and it has been interesting to watch this forum slowly join in.

  55. MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 15, 2023 at 10:53 am #

    When I get to the news in the morning, before the local paper or other web sources I tend to check Drudge first every day, just for a few seconds.

    Not to see what’s happening in the world today, but rather to see what we are supposed to believe is happening</em in the world today. Whatever Drudge notes as newsworthy, we should generally ignore. Whatever Drudge is ignoring, we should be looking into it.

    Note that today, Ukraine is currently not mentioned once on the entire page, probably for the first time in a year and a half. Therefore, it should be looked into and written about right now, so JHK is on the right scent that shenanigans are taking place and being whitewashed.

    Ukraine has been losing popularity with the Wurlitzer-reading hoi polloi for quite some time, same as Uncle Joe…but they’re both clearly being prepped for the boot. And that’s all well and good.

    What I could do without is the constant bullshit fearmongering about how it’s currently the “hottest the earth has ever been” right now. (Drudge splattering that everywhere again today)

    It’s freakin’ July. And even then, record temps are not being recorded almost anywhere right now. Same as it ever was. But they’ll keep saying it until the youngins believe it, and then in 20 years they will be the ones running things…and might actually believe that the weather is supposed to be uniform and moderate every day here on earth, contrary to every piece of history or evidence available…ever.

    I fear stupidity shall reign, even moreso than it does today. Once they close the loop of “life experience” (when we all die and the kids are programmed), it shall be the age of stupidity. Best part is they will also think they’re smarter than any previous generation while doing so.

    Or so I fear.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 15, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Argh. Brief italics typo above, apologies…

    • MaryQueen July 15, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

      I think most people don’t worry about the weather really. They worry when it’s hot then forget when it cools off. They worry when it’s 20 below zero then they don’t worry when it warms up. I am pretty sure that’s how we are wired, not to hold onto all of that. Like trauma, etc.

      So that’s where they have a big challenge instilling fear of the climate into people. They have to traumatize us using the weather. Which of course it’s obvious they are trying to do – Canadian fires, for example. CA fires before that. Whatever they are doing with their DARPA/HAARP stuff. In any case, I just don’t think it’s worth it. People understand stuff like weather patterns gone awry and volcanoes.

    • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 2:56 am #

      Quite a few of the “record temps” they are talking about have not even been recorded. They are “expected.”

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 16, 2023 at 8:29 am #

        Exactly. Just like all the “expected covid deaths”, and the “but it would’ve been worse if…” arguments.

        Science has been converted from studying data to political conjecture in a matter of a few years.

        Scientists know that one can’t prove a negative and actually claim to be correct, but they’re doing it anyway. That’s where the money is, after all…

    • Night Owl July 16, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

      Here in Germany, a favorite tactic is to change the colors on the map for the temperature forecast.

      There are lots of comparison graphics floating around showing how temperatures are more or less the same, but the background colors are now all yellows, reds, and magentas (the latter reserved for typical July and August temperatures of 35 degrees celsius).

      The clown car drives on.

  56. mitchellc July 15, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

    Let’s touch back on the subject about types of people. As previously noted, there are in essence only two main groups: normal people and psychopaths.

    Normies are characterized by all the traits and behavior one sees in themselves and peers: desire to get along and live in general peace and harmony, willingness to work towards goals and defer gratificación, etc.

    But upon further consideration, I think the biggest marker is an innate tendency towards conservation of effort, a husbanding of resources and careful management of risk.

    That is, most projects and tasks are organized as plans, execution and maintenance. There are discrete steps, where each can be considered as a separate part, with each subject to constraints and possible failure.

    Therefore, a normie looks at the failed war effort through this prism of rational risk management; normal people deplore fraud, waste and loss.

    But what of the psychopath? Well, when describing normal behavior above, do lifelong interests and passions fall into the ‘get it over and done with’ category?

    Consider a lifelong sailor, fishermen, artist, writer. Does Jim approach his writing activities as something to finish and get over so that he can retire and sit around the pool all day shipping pina colladas?

    So when we consider the psychopath, does a failed military adventure costing 100s of billions, 100s of thousands of casualties, and decades of environmental pollution make them pause and “learn from their mistakes” to perhaps possibility mitigate or forestall a repeat performance.

    No, of course not; that’s because running the game regardless of harm or disaster *is their art*. They would no sooner quit or give up just as a surfer would quit simply because the waves were no good some particular day.

    Once you understand this basic dynamic, you can see why it’s both ridiculous and futile to judge leadership by normal conventional standards.

    Ukraine, the F35, dollar destruction, etc. None of it matters because psychopaths don’t care. There isn’t an internal risk management function nor sense of shame because tomorrow they’ll wake up excited and energized to engage the next global project.

    It’s their passion, their art, their reason for living.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder July 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

      Three types, I’d posit. You forgot jackasses.

      I’d say you’re right about the psychos not caring about the outcome of their games, as long as they get to keep playing them

    • Paula D July 15, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

      The problem is that our system is set up to enable and reward psychopaths.

      Every time the American people have demanded reforms, there has been a brief time when things got better, and then the psychopaths learned how to game the new systme.

      Hence, the FDA. Americans got tired of contaminated food and drugs and demanded that the government oversee the supplies. And for a while, it worked.

      But now Big Pharma controls the FDA and we again have contaminated drugs, mostly coming from India and China, because it is cheaper for Big Pharma to outsource drug production to countries with cheap labor and no regulations.

      Food production is mostly still done here, but FDA inspectors are known to overlook horrible industrial slaughterhouse conditions.

      It works the same with every other regulatory agency, all set up due to angry American demand, all now captured by the industries they are supposed to oversee.

      Congress is completely controlled by lobbyists, who write the bills and wine and dine (and provide children for sex) to the members to vote for them.

      I read somewhere that in the 70s there were fewer than 100 registered lobbyists in Washington, DC, and now there are far more lobbyists than there are Congress members.

      The media is owned by 6 corporations and they provide the propaganda necessary to hide the motives of the psychopaths, as they kill and loot.

      Joe Biden has been a corrupt agent of greedy capitalists and FIRE corporations for decades. He set up his own operation which enriched him, his brother, and children on top of that.
      The Clintons did the same.
      Why were they able to do that?
      Because the system no longer has any kind of law enforcement.

      We see the lack of law enforcement in the videos of young joggers rampaging through city streets, looting and pillaging, but we don’t see the rampaging of the top psychopaths.
      Or, we do, like the bodies strewn across the steppes and in the trenches in Ukraine, but we are told fairy tales about why they died.

      The vast majority of Americans are never told that that corpse spread over the turret of his tank died for Blackrock, Raytheon, and Cargill.
      They are told he died for “freedom” and “national sovereignty”.

      I don’t see a way out of this.

      • MaryQueen July 15, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

        Well said, Paula.

      • Ron Anselmo July 16, 2023 at 2:39 am #

        “Because the system no longer has any kind of law enforcement.” ~ Paula D

        Paula – this is the linchpin of any civilized society. It precedes and underlies every single one of your statements, each of which involved plenty of illegalities.

        Jim’s WMBH, and Forstchen’s One Second After, describe two different fictional takes on post-apocalyptic society, with many of the same threads throughout – human nature being what it is.

        In both instances, as society re-orders itself, the foundational first step is re-establishing the Rule of Law, without which chaos remains. Both stories suggest pretty visceral acts to re-establish law & order, so the message is clear and understood.

        You are absolutely correct – we currently live in a lawless society. From top (FDA, Big Pharma, USDA, Clintons, Bidens) to bottom (joggers committing organized retail theft), law is not being enforced, and counterintuitively, less law enforcement is being encouraged, i.e., more lawlessness (chaos).

        Ordo ab chao? One wonders how iron-fisted the re-establishment of the Rule of Law will be after the intentional societal collapse of our country. It won’t be pretty, and the ruled will be many.

    • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

      If they’ve always had us under complete control, why do we still have guns and own property?

      That they are trying to change the above indicates that they didn’t always have us where they wanted us.

      Thus you (at least your “strong” hypothesis) are refuted.

      Can you try harder by going a big easier, driving more carefully so to speak?

      • stelmosfire July 15, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

        “Own property?”

        Haha, that’s a good one. Tax my land, tax my house, tax my car , tax, tax, tax. If I die someone’s paying a tax. i hear we don’t even own our children anymore.

        • Jarek July 15, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

          In other words, you think you are isolated from everyone and every thing, and you don’t have to give back? A typically American mind virus.

          If you say you’re being taxed too often and too much, well that’s legitimate and opens the door for discussion.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            People naturally give back in their real communities.

            They don’t need yet more mandates by State elites, such as in the form of taxes.

          • messianicdruid July 15, 2023 at 5:46 pm #

            Liberty is in paying for only what you need.

            We don’t need people a thousand miles away telling us what we need.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

            Yes and good point about distance being a key.

            A colony on a planet on the closest solar system to us– ~4.2 light years away– is not going to wait 4.2 light years for elite-derived communication of new mandates from Earth.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 6:01 pm #

            …Even a completely-independent colony on Mars, with the right sort of near-orbit-approaching-spacecraft-blasting gun setup on the planet pointing upward, cocked and at the ready may safely say, ‘Stick it.’ to any Terran powers-that-be mandates. ‘We’re on our own now.’

            I know it’s 8 minutes for light from the sun to reach Earth, but it may be even further, depending on where Mars is relative to Earth for light-speed communications to reach Mars from Earth. That time-difference can of course be used to cook up all kinds of nifty excuses.

          • GreenAlba July 15, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

            Some taxes are more iniquitous than others. Tax on your property is one of the worst, as it means you never own your own home.

            I bought a home because it meant security, as in it doesn’t matter how poor I might become, they can’t kick me out of my house. But if you have a property tax they can.

            We don’t currently have property taxes on our homes, but I think that is all going to change with Agenda 2030, since their aims include the abolition of private property and of rights of inheritance. I expect people will pay environmental taxes on houses and flats that aren’t retrofittable to Agenda 2030 energy specifications. That will probably be a temporary measure until they just decree that those houses can’t be inhabited and are declared ‘stranded assets’ with no monetary value.

          • Night Owl July 17, 2023 at 3:56 am #

            GA, the “Greens” here in Germany are already doing that. They are trying to force legislation that would require most homeowners to insulate their houses to a new standard and replace any oil- or gas-based heating systems.

            Our house would require a full exterior insulation (new walls, more or less), as it is old.

            These renovations amount to hundreds of thousands, which for most people would mean sale of the property, and with outstanding work of this sort required, this will obviously drive the sale prices down.

            The attacks are coming from all angles.

    • Q. Shtik July 15, 2023 at 8:36 pm #

      Re mitchellc post above:

      shipping s/b sipping

      possibility s/b possibly

      would s/b wouldn’t

  57. SoftStarLight July 15, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

    I am anguished for Ukraine. At this point it really does seem like the writing is on the wall. The reservist call up and f16s are all for show. The typical psychotic bluster and brinkmanship of the evil empire. The full knowledge that nothing can stop the Russian colossus doesn’t matter to those who wish to hide their crimes in the destruction of war. It’ll be like a tsunami. The first lap of waves will take away Kupiansk, Lyman and Marinka. As the crescendo accelerates, Kharkiv, Nikolaev and Odessa will be gone too. Then will come the withdrawal from Kiev. Since he was intentionally installed I don’t think Biden is going anywhere. But maybe the Ukraine flag true believers will call for his resignation at that point? The Russians will push the Ukrainians back to Lviv as most of Ukraine is re-incorporated into Russia. This would have never happened if Ukraine would have finalized their negotiations with Russia back in March 2022. But The US, Britain and NATO were adamant that Ukraine continue the war at all costs. The Ukrainians are a mass sacrifice and Zelesnky sold them out. And this is the price.

    • BackRowHeckler July 15, 2023 at 5:07 pm #

      Early today on the news, my US Senator, Senator Blumenthal, held an event with the VFW staged to encourage Ukraine being ‘fast tracked into NATO’, for the purpose of “invoking Article 5”, which would bring the US into direct conflict with Russia. A little crazy, I know. What the hell is he thinking? Then a few hours later I saw Blumenthal IN PERSON in Deep River, Ct at a Fife & Drum parade, & Senator Blumenthal WAS LEADING THE PARADE! It was a fun time regardless, about maybe 40-50 fife & drum corps units from all over New England passing in review; I never saw so many tricorn hats or Betsy Ross flags in my life. Actually the uniforms were all of a period, not only Revolutionary War, but English Civil War 1642, War of 1812, units in American Civil War outfits … and a squadron of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Plenty of cannons and muskets being shot off too, which added to the excitement; altho, I have to admit, after the parade ended, while walking over to the beer tent, I was a little perplexed by the sight of a company of Prince Rupert’s Royalst Cavalry, dressed to go into battle against Cromwell’s Redcoats at Naseby, sitting along a brick wall, all looking down at their cellphones.

      • SoftStarLight July 15, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

        I’m not really sure what to think about all of this BRH. I do wonder if Senator Blumenthal would lead in battle as he does in parades given that he seems bloodthirsty. I’m glad you enjoyed your day.

        • BackRowHeckler July 16, 2023 at 3:25 am #

          Blumenthal isn’t alone, SSL. There exists in DC a whole contingent of US Senators (from both parties) & high level State Dept. officials who are advocating a NATO- Russia war. They seem to think it would be easy peasy, short work like the invasions of Grenada & Panama. I don’t think President Biden is one of these people; he knows what’s at stake and has no desire to be remembered as the man at the helm when the civilized world was destroyed.

          • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

            Wow really? You are giving Biden some credit there. I mean, but hey maybe you are right. Perhaps it is his handlers that are the ones at that particular helm. Yeah it seems like the one thing DC can agree on is that there is no war it doesn’t like. Yeesh.

          • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 4:46 pm #

            But if the civilized world was destroyed, no survivors would remember who did it.

            I think he’s good to go.

  58. Jarek July 15, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

    Three Rings for the Elven Kings:

    Engagement ring
    Wedding ring
    Suffer-ring

    Thus did Sauron enslave them….

    • messianicdruid July 15, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

      Wasn’t it Carlin that identified the longest sentence in the English Language; I do?

      • Ron Anselmo July 16, 2023 at 2:06 am #

        Probably, because Carlin was an irreplaceable, next-level thinker – unmatched in intellect & wit – never to be replaced. He saw the same world we all see, but in a uniquely singular way. He was brilliant.

        A few years ago, told Jim that he reminds me of Carlin for the same reasons, and that when he’s gone, no one will ever be able to replace him. He understood it as complimentary but scolded me for mentally accelerating his demise and told me to slow down, he wasn’t going anywhere.

    • Woodchuck July 16, 2023 at 2:15 am #

      Hey Jarek! What if reincarnation is for real and you get reborn as a woman or a black person? How do you think that might work out for ya? What if God has an evil sense of humor or wants to teach you something?

      • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 3:46 am #

        Oh, I think Jarek’s present sufferings are probably quite sufficient.

        • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 11:07 am #

          Ain’t THAT the truth?

      • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

        Yes, that would be punishment indeed. I agree with you. These are low births.

  59. Jarek July 15, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

    NY Post

    Democratic presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. dished out wild COVID-19 conspiracy theories this week during a press event at an Upper East Side restaurant, claiming the bug was a genetically engineered bioweapon that may have been “ethnically targeted” to spare Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese people.

    Kennedy floated the idea during a question-and-answer portion of raucous booze and fart-filled dinner at Tony’s Di Napoli on East 63d Street.

    “COVID-19. There is an argument that it is ethnically targeted. COVID-19 attacks certain races disproportionately,” Kennedy said. “COVID-19 is targeted to attack Caucasians and black people. The people who are most immune are Ashkenazi Jews and Chinese.”

    “We don’t know whether it was deliberately targeted or not but there are papers out there that show the racial or ethnic differential and impact,” Kennedy hedged.

    In between bites of linguini and clam sauce, Kennedy, 69, warned of more dire biological weapons in the pipeline with a “50% infection fatality rate” that would make COVID-19 “look like a walk in the park.”

    Jarek: Is this true? Alba or Islander, Night Owl, Mary? I put the most knowledgeable regular posters on this issue in order of precedence.

    Or is this the beginning of revenge against some of those who killed his father and uncle?

    Mary, can we agree he is no Establishment hack? He in Anka!

    • jim e July 15, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

      “Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian youth have already died because America’s foreign policy establishment manipulated their country into war to fulfill vain + futile geopolitical fantasy,” Kennedy tweeted Friday. “Now, rather than acknowledge failure, Biden admin prepares to sacrifice American lives too.”

      Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian youth have already died because America’s foreign policy establishment manipulated their country into war to fulfill vain + futile geopolitical fantasy. Now, rather than acknowledge failure, Biden admin prepares to sacrifice American lives too.

      Our Future President, RFK, Jr.

    • MaryQueen July 15, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

      No, he is establishment. Even if the press doesn’t like him.

      Much like Trump.

    • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

      Oh the Establishment believes the Vax is a bioweapon that spares Jews?

      Oh Mary!

      • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

        Plenty of them believe things that don’t go along with the mainstream.

        Elon Musk is a good example.

        Still an elite, still in the group, still establishment.

  60. tucsonspur July 15, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

    ‘World peace will never be possible while the U.S. and its Western lapdogs are indulged with impunity to wage their criminal wars and mass killings in every part of the planet. Peace will always be an illusory figment as long as the criminal Western powers are never held to account and as long as they are allowed to persist in their predations under their grotesque masks of “defenders of democracy and peace”.’ mc

    Right, world peace will never be possible, period. The Romans were war mongering two thousand years ago, we had the Greco-Persian wars and wars even thousands of years before that, and for thousands of years since.

    Peace is not an illusory figment just because of the Western powers, the entire globe has always been a battlefield and human nature can’t seem to change.

    The US developed into one of the mightiest nations on Earth, strong enough to project its power all over the world, for better or worse, unfortunately all too often for the worse. But would you rather be a Palestinian, an Afghan, a Guatemalan, a Nigerian, a Libyan, a Haitian, an Ethiopian, a Ukrainian, or a Russian, etc.? Yeah, right.

    Maybe a member of one of the Nordic countries, be taken care of and live in peace until maybe the Russians become aggressively expansionist? Do you want to be the invader or the invaded? The weak or the strong?

    ‘OK, You’re a fan in the seats; which way do you bet? Noting of course that your very survival upon actually leaving the stadium is dependent on correctly predicting the various outcomes.
    Remember: drop the emotional attachment. There is no “your team”. Look at this strictly from the pov of a dispassionate outsider.’ mc

    The ‘fan’ analogy is too cavaliere. Something like, you’re a prisoner on a chain gang, how do you escape, is better. Betting, predicting various outcomes, what folderol! Who in hell can predict even one outcome, and this is definitely not a game.

    Drop the emotional attachment, there is no ‘your team’? Maybe not, but then we have to put one together and not become isolated zombies.

    Obama really sent us off the rails. The writer of your linked article was probably on his world apology tour. Yellen triple bows to the Chinese vice premiere without a bow in return. Obama and his clan must go. They are weak and that weakness is strong enough to destroy America.

    The mighty US can be a bully, but larger, stronger nations have exploited smaller, weaker ones throughout the centuries. The world can be cold, hard and cruel. Would you rather exploit, or be exploited? Would you rather eat or be eaten?

    This nation has been great and can be great again. Although ‘defending freedom and democracy’ has been used disingenuously, we must try harder to do that right here at home, then maybe we’ll be able to do it for real elsewhere.

    So, I’ve become Dr. Pangloss, but I do realize that overcoming the mindless woke hordes will be an extremely difficult battle. We will need a really huge, capable team.

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    • Cavepainter July 15, 2023 at 6:22 pm #

      Thanks tucsonspur, good effort, but having just spent an evening and morning amongst a gathering of friend’s family, listening to the upbeat harping about how Portland remains a model for reaching nirvana,…..uh, hard to be hopeful for the reckoning otherwise reached by intellectual honesty about history’s lessons.

      • tucsonspur July 15, 2023 at 7:58 pm #

        Thank you Cavepainter, yes, sometimes one wonders if one isn’t kidding oneself.

        • SpeedyBB July 15, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

          Since the early 1960s, when I gradually became aware of the stress of humankind upon the planet, and the impossibility of applying a system of government evolved during a bucolic, monocultural, slo-mo era of civilization to the explosive 20th Century, I’ve been thinking hard of alternatives to the imposition of totalitarian rule, for survival.

          Tragedy of the Commons? Execution ground, next door to the courtroom, where justice is dispensed in two hours max.

          Every technological advance has incidentally expedited dictatorship. I’ve lived under Franco, Marcos, a Thai military junta pulling the strings of King Bhumibol and Soeharto, who rescued a crumbling, hungry and bewildered nation from the fellow who had run the place since independence. Then, of course, he blew it, as dictators are wont to do.

          The very astute Pinochet remarked that the track record for dictatorship was unenviable. He found out, the easy way unlike, say, Ceausescu.

          When it all begins to unravel, at high speed thanks to the momentum of technology, watch and see whether societies devoted to democratic principles do not quickly revert to iron-man lockdown and abolition of the niceties of justice.

          The Cootie-19 debacle was just a taste.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 11:44 pm #

            They’ll try but from what was gleaned in part from my days on The Oil Drum as well as just thinking about it, large-scale centralized States/State governments– as sociomaterial technology (the term I thought of to describe government as a kind of technology)– need large-scale energies to operate generally but also to project power and influence over its populations, often over large geographical areas.

            So when the easy portable energy starts to decline significantly, operations and projections of power become increasingly difficult. This is also in the faces of increasing social unrest, increasing infrastructure damage and maintenance costs, increasing calls for secession (so geopolitical fragmentation and breakup), decreasing tax and work revenues, stagflation, currency troubles (bailing from the petrodollar), internal and external economic refugees, and on and on.

            So, ya, CV-19 was the first bite of an appetizer to a 24-hour, seven days a week all-you-can eat buffet. Feelin’ hungry?

  61. The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 5:47 pm #

    Are We Alone In The Universe And Why?
    A Brief Examination

    youtu.be/T2RNhM0yEFk

    Is Our Solar System Among The Rarest?

    youtu.be/_Tju7EaSfmM

    (click-bait-sounding titles changed)

  62. SoftStarLight July 15, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

    The feds have really been pushing the alien narrative lately.

    • SpeedyBB July 15, 2023 at 10:48 pm #

      The feds have their hands full with this issue. 75 years of deny, deny, ridicule, false flag, threaten – but just like the WuFlu it got to a point where there had to be some kind of shrug and wink, and admission that “Yeah, there’s something there, and we’ll deal with the ‘threat’.”

      Which would be pitiful if it were not so annoying. You’re going to “deal with the threat” of an object / entity which can whiz, cartoon-style, from 60,000 feet to sea level and then come to a dead stop before zipping sideways – by chasing it with your kerosene-powered blunderbusses and shooting lead slugs at it? How about hurling bamboo spears and screaming curses at it from the jungle floor?

      The eye-opener for me was a thorough, leisurely, detailed exposition, in the manner of a protest and a challenge, presented in 2010 at the National Press Club. A series of portly, well-mannered retired USAF officers stood at a mike and described incidents, many of which involved aerial objects above or near nuclear weapons bunkers or ICBM flights, and the helpless panic of those in command as they attempted to deal with the incursion.

      Inevitably, afterwards, the humorless Men in Black paid a visit and mentioned incarceration in Ft. Leavenworth for anyone rash enough to go blabbing about what had gone down.

      This “disclosure press conference” should have been the harbinger of a national dialogue, official disclosure, the whole schmeer. Instead? Nothing. Ignored blithely.

      That was the sign for me that the so-called elite is just hanging on for dear life and hoping it will all go away.

      Or, more sinisterly, they are in cahoots with certain outsiders.

      hXXps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0EP4mP1lI

      • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 12:51 am #

        Wow very interesting! I hadn’t heard about it before. Yeah it does seem like this should have gotten a lot more attention. But it also is clear why the elites would do everything in their power to suppress this information. I wouldn’t be surprised at all to find out they are working with alien entities on a very sinister plan.

        • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 4:08 am #

          I once had a fairly long e-mail correspondence going with a woman named Dr. Jane, who said she was a retired professor at Oxford. She was a believer in aliens, and she thought that these aliens dealt closely with our “elites,” and had promised them somke fort of “breakthrough” energy technology. I suppose that the fact that such a technology has not materialized suggests that out “elites” were double-crossed.

          But if there are aliens, and if they are working closely with our “elites,” I would have to assume that they are not the good guys. In fact, probably demons. Which actually sounds kind of plausible.

          • BackRowHeckler July 16, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            The professor may have been referring to the Lizard People. You see them sometime, lurking around swimming pools in Hollywood neighborhoods ~ they like water.

          • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            Definitely. Well you know, it seems realistic that there would be both good and bad aliens. You could even perhaps conceptualize of them in terms of angels and demons. Both types of beings are extraterrestrial to our world. And of course there is anecdotal personal accounts about both types of aliens. The reptilian forms of aliens are usually always associated with evil. And given the association between the snake and Satan it is also easy to understand that reptilian aliens would be perceived to be demons, even if they were not. And probably there are aliens that are neutral or ambivalent and maybe we wouldn’t even know what they are or they us.

          • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

            Well–the traditional religious view is that both angels and demons are quite active in human affairs, both at the individual level and at the group (nations, communities, families–even buildings) level.

            One of my friends told me awhile back that yoga is essentially demon-worship, as all the various yoga positions are in imitation of a god or goddess which I guess are in the (Hindu?) pantheon. I said that many of the pagan dieties might be angelic in nature and thus not all bad. He replied that, if they were angelic, they would point to God. I guess I don’t know enough about these deities to know whether some of them point to God, or not. Clearly, many of them do not. Or maybe they are just fables that are supposed to reveal some important lession about the nature of things and people. So there may be some utility to studying up on them–or even practicing yoga. I do think that one could practice yoga without necessarily being a demon-worshipper.

            Anyway, my thought about aliens is that they are beings that inhabit another dimension, which is why they can appear and disappear, or perform actions that are impossible within the physics or our dimension. And, if they come from a distant planet, that might explain how they got here.

            Of what importance are humans and earthly life to such beings? I’d say they have the traditional motivations. Some want to aid us in our spiritual journey and earthly cares. Some are “evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.”

          • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            Very interesting! And sounds very possible. I agree. I think one can do yoga without worshipping demons. Perhaps it just isn’t yoga in the traditional Hindu sense? Yoga is very good from a health perspective so there is that aspect too.

          • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

            The yoga postures are a form of exercise. Women excel at it and it makes them look great. Some men too – even some pro-athletes do a few postures.

            Many of the women eschew the spiritual aspect completely. See the book, “The No Om Zone.” Many others are just New Agers with no real knowledge or interest in Hinduism per se. They may pranam or bow but they couldn’t tell you what they are bowing too. And of course some are into Hinduism, mostly of the pop variety.

            So demon worship? No. You’re live in a region with many fundamentalist hysterics.

          • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 9:35 pm #

            You’re absolutely incorrect, Jar.

            Many mainstream Christians are anti-yoga. You should look into why.

          • Jarek July 17, 2023 at 12:13 am #

            Anti-yoga in terms of the philosophies associated with it – such Vedanta or Samkya. They don’t mention Christ!

            The more sane among them admit that the postures per se are fine. It’s not like we didn’t have stretching before contact with India, right?

            Advanced Hatha Yoga involves breathing exercises and meditation. Obviously they would draw the line somewhere at this level.

            Many Hindu Saints have exalted Christ. It’s a much more “catholic” (universal) religion than the Abrahamic ones of the West. I’ve drawn much inspiration from it.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

        “hXXps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT0EP4mP1lI” ~ SpeedyBB

        “Comments are turned off” ~ You Tube

        😀

        • SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 9:34 am #

          Yes, Zazelle, that is odd. Maybe a National Press Club protocol.

          I saw one of those elderly gentlemen testifying to a committee in Congress recently, too, so they evidently haven’t given up or been shut up.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 3:17 pm #

        “You’re going to ‘deal with the threat’ of an object / entity which can whiz, cartoon-style, from 60,000 feet to sea level and then come to a dead stop before zipping sideways…” ~ SpeedyBB

        LOL

        • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 7:40 pm #

          Funny that with all of modern day’s video equipment, phones, cameras, etc. there is no footage.

          • SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 9:30 am #

            My comment was lifted from a US Navy radar report, tracking “something” that swooped down, stopped just above the water and then spit off thataways. I presume they have the bogeys on record.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 15, 2023 at 11:26 pm #

      In those two videos I posted, there seems to be a bit of an insinuation, let’s say, that it is very unlikely that aliens have visited Earth or even that there is technological alien life nearby.

      There are other videos and material online that seem to sort of debunk, for one reason and another, the whole notion of alien visitation. One watched recently about this was this most recent Cool Worlds episode:

      What Do Scientists Think About UFOs/UAPs?

      youtu.be/KXZWV6NOuF8

      The host, who does science as a career, seems quite logically and scientifically-rigorous in his videos in general.

      • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 1:29 am #

        Is it scientifically understood that you have a lot of nerve? Yes, the thing that stands out the most is the lack of high quality video or even photos for that matter. One would think that in this day and age there would be lots of evidence of aliens and ufos. Though it doesn’t mean they don’t exist either. But it seems like the topic is being brought up quite a bit and that appears to be a distraction imo from other things that are happening. Things that will have a more immediate impact too.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

          Anarchist Aliens

          My funny money says that if there are real aliens here, they’re anarchists.

          State aliens would collapse their societies long before they could manage to even get to another planet in their own solar systems.

          …Sound like any species you know?

          …In which case, as the implication goes, you needn’t worry about any aliens that do manage a visit.

          • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

            Wouldn’t there be a need for a centralized effort though for something as complex as space travel?

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 17, 2023 at 2:33 am #

            So you think anarchic processes preclude ‘centralized’ efforts like space travel?

      • SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 9:39 am #

        If I were ever involved in a UFO conference, “scientists” and “experts” would be the very last people I’d be inclined to invite. Their entire careers, their way smoothed with six-figure salaries and grants and conferences, has been dedicated to the promotion and defense of clunky old-fashioned “science” – the kind that began to bulge, wrinkle and unravel about the time of Richard Feynman et al.

        Not only do they not have a clue, a clue is about the last thing they’d want to have to deal with. It would upend their entire world-view and ethos.

        It’s called “science” but it smells more like “religion”.

  63. trypillian July 16, 2023 at 12:23 am #

    The esteemed authors mendacious revisionism on the history of Ukraine is positively ludicrous. The critique of Yankee entanglement is admirable, however the scribe’s admiration of ruscist orcs makes for strange bedfellows indeed.

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

      Why do you say the Russians are orcs? You probably don’t even really know what an orc is if I had to guess. And anyway, or all orcs bad or can they find redemption too?

    • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 6:20 pm #

      @ trypillian:

      So…. What part of JHK’s narrative about Ukrainian history do you disagree with?

      JHK said, “Ukraine had been going about its business the best it could since 1991 as a shlub nation with an aged-out Soviet infrastructure, some US-sponsored bioweapons labs, and no energy resources. It had been collecting royalties for allowing Russia to run oil pipelines across its fruited plain — of which, a lot of gas was siphoned off in transit by bandits. Ukraine attempted to compensate for its disadvantages by being an international money laundromat, though that only benefited its oligarch class (and the extended ‘Joe Biden’ family).” Do you dispute any of this? I believe these statements are well documented facts.

      The only specific point made by JHK that could be construed as praise for the Russians had to do with the superiority of their air defenses. Do you dispute that?

      I suppose a person could talk at length about what may or may not be admirable about Russia. But, as opposed to whom? And what sort of things would we be talking about? Are they admirable militarily? Is Putin a good leader (as opposed to, say, Biden or Zelensky or Macron)? How does their society compare to that of the US, Europe, or Ukraine? How does their economy compare?

      If you have specific criticisms to make about Russia, make them.

  64. TPTB-USA July 16, 2023 at 2:48 am #

    Is MSM headed to the dust bin of history?

    “According to the presidential candidate, the media’s role is to speak truth to power and safeguard the freedom of expression as guaranteed by the First Amendment. When the media colludes with powerful entities to manipulate public opinion, it becomes an instrument of authoritarian rule. This, RFK Jr. added, undermines the essence of journalism in a democracy. ” ~ Laura Harris

    naturalnews.com/2023-07-12-rfk-jr-blasts-media-propaganda-organs-government.html

    • TPTB-USA July 16, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

      Disney Might Sell Off TV Assets Like ABC, CEO Bob Iger Says
      by William Skipworth

      “Disney owns a number of TV properties including broadcaster ABC and cable networks like National Geographic and FX, which Iger left open the possibility of selling.”

      “Iger, who previously worked as a senior ABC executive, said linear TV “clearly is a business that’s going to continue to struggle” and the business model is “definitely broken.””

      forbes.com/sites/willskipworth/2023/07/13/disney-might-sell-off-tv-assets-like-abc-bob-iger-says/?sh=2a0c0f47f016

      It looks to me like a few individuals like RFK Jr., and a discussion about truth, could be the end for MSM.

      They basically did it to themselves, and all that is needed are a few words to shove them over the cliff.

      • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

        ABC used to run the largest phone-sex operation in the US. Probably still does.

    • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

      Nice of RFK, Jr. to address that, years after it’s been the norm and years after it’s too late to correct.

      Gotta love the Johnny Come Latelies.

      • TPTB-USA July 16, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

        What Does “Growing Up” Mean? The Truth About Maturity
        By Crystal Crowder

        “Maturity is rooted in the concept of change, which implies that change is necessary for growth. A child must change – physically, emotionally, mentally – in order to eventually become an adult. That’s what maturity literally means. A child who doesn’t change at all will always remain a child.”

        The Three Pillars of True Maturity

        Knowing your priorities and living by them
        Understanding that change is necessary for growth
        Accepting responsibility and consequences for your actions

        modernratio.com/truth-about-growing-up-and-maturity/

        *

        The Effects of Trauma from Growing up Too Fast
        psychcentral.com/blog/psychology-self/2019/12/trauma-growing-up-fast#1

        *

        MaryQueen, it’s never too late to make corrections.

        RFK Jr. strikes me as a sincere individual:

        “Mr. Kennedy put it so simply in April when he announced a run to preside over the stupendous mess that is our government. He said his mission is an experiment to see what happens when you tell Americans the truth.” ~ JHK

        I see where he has refused to answer some questions, with the implication being that the conclusion is still open, and he realizes that he needs to contemplate many other perspectives before being able to promote a position.

        Please list the candidates who will best represent the population of the United States.

        • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

          Bernie Sanders struck millions as a sincere candidate, too.

          Name one ‘sincere’ politician.

          • TPTB-USA July 17, 2023 at 12:50 am #

            You discern no difference between RFK Jr.’s sincerity and Sander’s?

        • Night Owl July 17, 2023 at 3:59 am #

          Indeed, TBTB.

          I was once a member of the “Green” Party back when I lived in the States.

          The black pill is an awful thing

        • SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 9:54 am #

          I haven’t been to the USA in over a decade. From all the media I indulge in, it seems like “the population” is running on Autopilot. Just going through the motions, kind of dreamily or thoughtlessly.

          Also: Don’t.Rock.The.Boat

          Is that impression erroneous? Am I just getting a warped look through the lens of the varied media-mouths?

          • TPTB-USA July 18, 2023 at 9:32 am #

            I suspect that 70% to 90% of the population does not comprehend the big picture, and for them, politics amounts to TDS vs. ABC.

            As far as “the varied media-mouths”, if logic, integrity, and morality were a broadcasting license requirement, few would qualify.

  65. Stu Gotts July 16, 2023 at 3:06 am #

    Wow. It’s been a long long time since I’ve been on this blog.

    Many years ago I read “Long Emergency” and became a big believer in the whole peak oil thing.

    Then as the years went by, just about all of your predictions were wrong Howard We still haven’t hit peak oil, 20+ Years after you said we would.

    I do remember checking out your hilarious takes on crappy architectural nightmares from time, but that was quite awhile ago.

    But now… wow. I’m shocked and sadden to see you’ve gone full bore down the right-wing bullshit rabbit hole Howard.

    I’m not sure what path you took to get onto the Super Highway of conspiracy crapola and other nonsense, perhaps if I had been around to see your incremental steps into madness it wouldn’t be so jarring now, but jarring it is.

    It would appear this will be your final legacy, mired in a cesspool of nonsensical right-wing bullshit. Very sad.

    • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 7:58 am #

      Biden fan, are you? Perhaps also a fan of the war in Ukraine? Or perhaps too absorbed in trying to figure out which gender you are, to give much attention to anything else. Or maybe you’re still mad about people who won’t take the covid vax, or who have abandoned masking. Or maybe a local store owner told you that you would not be allowed to steal stuff. Or maybe you are still haunted by the injustice of being expected to do math back in your high school days.

      • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

        Zing!

    • GreenAlba July 16, 2023 at 8:47 am #

      Stu (is that short for Stupid, by any chance?) – I wouldn’t be rude if you were just someone ignorant, but we’ve had you here under so many different names that it’s quite tedious having to read the same post yet again, without any significant effort to change the words round very much.

      C’mon, Stu, I’m sure they don’t pay you much but you’d think pride would lead you to make a little effort. Or is it just a sweatshop where you are and you don’t have time to depart from the template?

      • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

        Poor Stu(pid) is probably jabbed to the gills and no longer has control of its brain.

      • elysianfield July 16, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

        Alba…

        Stugots is Italian mob slang lingo – Italian term that refers to the male genetalia. It is used to describe an idiot or a jerk. Stugots is also the name of Tony Sopranos boat on the HBO series The Sopranos.

        • elysianfield July 16, 2023 at 6:50 pm #

          …the above from a google search….

      • Anthea July 16, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

        Maybe he’s just a government employee. Which of course means he’s on the payroll, and he’ll think what he’s paid to think.

    • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      People who were able to see what liberals have become and avoid it are to be lauded, not criticized. Too bad that you instead became culted.

      How’re the jabs and cognitive dissonance workin’ out for ya?

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      You’re not a Traveler.

    • literofoyl July 16, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

      Still bitter about Kamala Harris letting you go as her main speech writer?

  66. stelmosfire July 16, 2023 at 10:14 am #

    The Redman’s revenge. The newest Buc-ees, “home of the world’s cleanest bathrooms, delicious barbecue, freshest food and friendliest beaver” in Sevierville, Tennessee has 120 gas pumps and a 74,000 sq,ft. convenience store. Located on Cherokee land and opened for business on June 26th. Largest piss stop in the country and featured in JHK’s “Eyesore of the Month.” for July. Injun’s are bettting that happy motoring continues well into the future. “Kemo-sabe need em’ fill-up?”

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    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

      Now that is some irony there! Ugly architecture is actually a form of violence.

    • messianicdruid July 16, 2023 at 3:21 pm #

      Will they have a white buffalo [ casino ]?

  67. mitchellc July 16, 2023 at 10:47 am #

    karlof1.substack.com/p/humanitys-new-path

    One of the best commenters at MoA has started his own substack

    His focus is not to decry, criticize or complain about the current system, but rather he attempts to envision how the future could unfold if psychopaths were successfully neutered/eliminated

    Ultimately, it gets back to a world made by hand whereby a loose cooperative social order emerges if the dark lords don’t succeed

    • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 11:06 am #

      He has some good quotes. Looks like we’ve been through this before.

      “When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe. «The Law», 1850

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

      So I guess there’s no way to reprogram psychopaths at all?

      • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

        I don’t think there is. Our only protection is to outlaw them, and enforce the laws.

  68. elysianfield July 16, 2023 at 11:03 am #

    Stugots,

    Thwack, is that you?

    • SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      Funny you should mention him, elysianfield. I’ve been wondering what became of our esteemed black commenter. Lost spirit?

      He had some thoughtful observations.

  69. The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

    Continued from July 16, 2023 at 10:37 am…

    —-

    I don’t think that 323 million humans can form an anarchist society.” ~ Paula

    That’s a bit of a different issue, though, a somewhat different direction.

    I was more or less simply suggesting/hypothesizing why defunding the police but doing nothing else doesn’t work and why.

    As for the issues your points raise, though, they’re loaded/complex for this part of the threads, so I’ll leave it at that at least for now, but briefly address this bit:

    You are talking tribal society. I don’t think that scales up.” ~ Paula D

    Tribal or small village perhaps, such that our host appears to be living in– Greenwich, NY?– and perhaps advocating through his literature and whatnot.

    (While he supports JRK Jr.. and, by implication, the large-scale centralized State. A little eat-cake-and-have-it-too perhaps, but I digress…)

    So the issue may or could be less about scaling anarchy up but, rather, scaling society down (where it was and has always been for almost all of our history) and into managable, near-‘Dunbar-Number’ ‘slices’ to meet it, yet while having those slices interact/trade with each other in village-to-village/peer-to-peer fashion.

    Society would appear to be on the road to downscaling anyway and therefore it seems a bit of a moot point as to whether or not one might think scaling anarchy up to 323 million people is possible, whatever that might mean and entail.

    • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

      I recommended David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years before. I recommend it again.

      Trade between tribes and villages? That is a capitalist frame for human interaction that he smashes in the first few chapters, in a very entertaining way.
      Remember, he was an anthropologist, so he was able to reference studies of actual tribal life, including their interactions with other tribes.

      Hint: It doesn’t involve SWIFT, or even actual trade, as we industrialized humans think of it.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

        We can trade without money/debt, and one term for that is a gift economy. So I’m unsure what your argument is. Perhaps you’d like to elaborate?

        Unsure a simple gift economy would be considered, as you write, ‘a capitalist frame for human interaction’, so maybe that’s a straw man?

        But again, feel free to elaborate.

        As for any book that one might recommend as part of an argument, the onus would appear to be on the one making the argument to use passages of the book in support and then to cite it as a reference.

        • Paula D July 16, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          I don’t know what you mean by a gift economy. The way I understand it, tribes of the past, as well as those that have survived into the present, don’t rely on gifts to survive.

          They are self sufficient, but the ones Graeber references do have a gift tradition. This ranges from the tradition of giving away anything that someone else admires, to elaborate rituals when tribes get together, that involve feasting and playing games, and maybe sex, and giving gifts.

          Anyone who relies on other people to provide for their necessities is not living in a gift economy.

          One definition of ”civilization” is when people live beyond their local means, and rely on outside land and/or people to provide daily necessities, like food.
          Then when they run out of outside sources of survival, the civilization collapses.

          I think we are there now.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 5:14 pm #

            I guess it depends on how simple a life/society we are talking about. Not all resources that we use, including energy, are in our immediate surrounds. So if there’s to be no trade and/or little population movement, like over land and seas, then it would seem to stand to reason that life will be very simple and/or as time goes on from hereon in, increasingly so.

            Nothing is entirely local anyway. People and other animals naturally migrate and therefore share, if not trade, resources. What kind they are and how they can be used will also determine the kinds/complexities of societies they have. I imagine you and Graeber already understand this.

      • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

        As a Communist, Paula can only think of Command economies, both huge and industrial.
        Any gesture she seems to make anent Communities is just pandering and/or deception.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

          Get out of the fucking thread and stop trying to annoy Paula. Let her answer for herself.

          • Night Owl July 16, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

            To be fair, one should never defend Paula.

            The minute you say something it disagrees with, it will attack you visciously.

            And most of its takes are rather low IQ.

          • Q. Shtik July 16, 2023 at 5:59 pm #

            Yeah, and stop using the word anent.

          • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 7:34 pm #

            To be fair, I’ve never seen Paula attack anyone, but I have seen you call her a cunt.

            Which I would consider to be a vicious attack.

          • Night Owl July 17, 2023 at 3:43 am #

            Go back in the archive, Mary.

            IIRC, you joined in. The topic was “population overshoot.”

            Binary thinkers like Paula are not interesting to me. I have never seen her post anything that wasn’t already broached far in advance by the media or by those capable of critical thinking

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 3:57 pm #

          …Stop trying to be yet another sockpuppet, in this case for Paula.

          • Jarek July 16, 2023 at 7:37 pm #

            In what sense am I for Paula? If I’m her sock puppet, then she’s hitting herself in the face with me.

            Your post reminds one of Paula saying that people who disagree with Fauci’s covid thesis are Fauci sock puppets.

            Both of you are senseless.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 10:00 pm #

            If I’m her sock puppet, then she’s hitting herself in the face with me.” ~ Jarek

            LOL

      • workingclasshero July 16, 2023 at 11:27 pm #

        I think Graeber was an overrated academic anarchist cashing in on the early 21st century leftist professor publishing craze.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle July 17, 2023 at 12:13 pm #

          I seem to recall hearing from someone– maybe John Zerzan– that Graeber wasn’t even a true anarchist. But he’s gone now anyway.

    • BackRowHeckler July 16, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      There’s an entire ‘DeGrowth’ movement out there, presenting a no growth economy as a positive good, mostly as a way to ‘help the climate.’ It is neo Marxist, anti west, and anti white. It shares some characteristics with your Anarchism, for example, the requirement to deny human nature, & ignore economic & political realities. Apparently, utopia can be created by forcing people to go without. We’ll just sit around singing Kumbaya while the world crumbles around us. One has to wonder, how do you have a no growth economy in the US with 2 million immigrants — legal & illegal — coming into the country every year, and millions more young people graduating from college & HS, all of whom want jobs, cars, their own houses etc,?

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

        BackRowHeckler, if you’re not part of attempts at finding and implementing effective solutions and/or responses to some issues/problems/predicaments, such as in the face of civilizational decline, then maybe you can just hang out long enough with your dick in your hand to have outfits like the WEF dictate them for you.

        Hey, it happens. We’re not all cut out for some things.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

        …If you’ve got better or other ideas, I’m all ears. But of course once put forward– if any– that puts them under the same sort of critical scrutiny others are put under.

        • BackRowHeckler July 16, 2023 at 9:09 pm #

          You know Zaz, to enforce your egalitarian principals, compel cooperation between groups of people, & make sure comrade citizens comply with your Climate & Economic diktats that ensure fairness, it occurs to me you’ll need to employ an all powerful Anarchist Czar, with comprehensive police powers & a legion of brutal officers to keep the whole system running smoothly (similar to the E German Stasi, or the Soviet NKVD)

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

            Uh sweetie, go back to before, say, agriculture, then talk to me about your State and its concepts.

            Anarchy’s been around for a long long time and will be around for a long long time after your State collapses.

            In the mean time, you are welcomed to live your life the way others see fit. LOL

          • BackRowHeckler July 17, 2023 at 3:10 am #

            No Zaz, Anarchy has been around since about 1870, when a few hundred utopianist cranks in Europe, Russia & the USA began assassinating political & business leaders and setting off bombs in the public square, culminating with the Wall Street bombing in 1920 which killed about 50 people. That’s about the time too, when the Anarchists fought alongside the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War; unfortunately for Anarchists, the Bolsheviks won, at which time the victorious Bolshys turned around and stuffed the Anarchists into the emerging Gulags (along with everybody else).

          • The Man They Call Zazelle July 17, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            See here:

            July 17, 2023 at 12:36 pm

      • malthuss July 16, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

        USA population has doubled since (((1965.

      • malthuss July 16, 2023 at 4:06 pm #

        DEBT GROWS.
        WHERES THAT LIMIT?

        the US has no cap on spending suddenly, what’s a trillion a month nowadays. National debt jumped by 60 BILLION between 4am and 5am today.

  70. Paula D July 16, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

    Dimitry Orlov analyzes why NATO has lost enthusiasm for their Ukrainian adventure, in his usual entertaining way.

    Here he explains how the military-industrial scam works:
    ” US-made weapons tend to be overly complex (so that their makers can charge more for the useless extra features) and rather fragile (never tested against a peer adversary like Russia or China, or even against Iran), developed slowly (to clean up on R&D funding), built slowly (because what’s the rush?) and very high-maintenance (so that US defense contractors can get even richer delivering spare parts and service). These weapons were supposed to be tested every so gently by giving hell to backward tribesmen armed with old Kalashnikovs and RPGs.”

    ://boosty.to/cluborlov/posts/a59b2ec4-25d0-4e7f-8d54-0e35c5f74462

    • The Man They Call Zazelle July 16, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

      Read it, thanks. So I guess ‘the war’ is pretty much over then? If so, what’s next?

    • SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 7:42 am #

      I subscribe to a newsletter called “Real Clear Defense” and hold my nose whenever I read it, as it is the usual war party / defense industry / military cheerleading for more and more aggression.

      Nevertheless, I was surprised and impressed to see in the latest edition a rather more thoughtful essay, pointing out, belatedly, that America’s interests come first in any consideration of national policy, and the infinite defense of Mitteleuropa is not necessarily in accord with that. Well-reasoned, surprising for drum-beating website like this one:

      hXXps://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2023/07/15/pursue_american_interests_in_ukraine_966331.html?mc_cid=ed8154fd07&mc_eid=c2babcfeb8

  71. elysianfield July 16, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    2023 will be a memorable year for many things, and consider that the national debt will, by the end of the 4th quarter, reach ONE TRILLION DOLLARS. Oh, I misspoke…not the national debt, but rather the INTEREST on that debt will reach one trillion dollars a year…the interest alone.

    Count up the number of souls in your household, multiply that figure by $3,300, and send in the check. We have…operators standing by….

    • stelmosfire July 16, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

      Well EF, since there are only 128,000,000 income tax payers in the USA I’ma gonna do my patriotic duty and send Uncle Sugar 15 large for the ol’ lady and me.Towards the annual interest payment. I might even send in a double sawbuck so he can pay down the principal some.A twenty outta cover a couple 7.62 rounds for the Z man. At government prices of course, (10% for the Big Guy not included)

    • malthuss July 16, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

      the US has no cap on spending suddenly, what’s a trillion a month nowadays. National debt jumped by 60 BILLION between 4am and 5am today.

  72. Night Owl July 16, 2023 at 6:12 pm #

    “Robert Kennedy Jr –
    Trump Appointed Big Pharma Swamp!

    Trump Named Me Head of Vaccine Safety Commission, Then Pfizer Gave a Million Dollar Donation to Trump & He Appointed Pfizer Hand-Picked Candidates Alex Azar as Head of HHS & Scott Gottlieb as Head of FDA”

    https://twitter.com/AsherPress/status/1680696718927572995

    Interesting clip with RFK. Headline a little bit deceiving as he also points out how the agency had huge potential to embarass Trump if he did not appoint Pfizer pics to top positions.

    This aligns very much with what I suspected happened. His hands were tied. I suspect also that his continued refusal to denounce the MRNA gene therapies has a much deeper story that we may or may not come to hear at some point.

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    • Night Owl July 16, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

      “Pics” = picks.

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

      Some interesting and disappointing connections. I never knew that RFK Jr was initially appointed as the top dog at the vaccine safety commission. Not sure where i was or how I missed lol. Either way its a shame that President Trump chose Alex Azar instead and especially given the circumstances of that selection. I do wonder why he doesn’t disavow the vax given the deception and subterfuge that took place?

      • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

        And I wonder why Trump still brags about Operation Warp Speed?

      • Night Owl July 17, 2023 at 3:51 am #

        I can’t imagine being president, TBH. What could possibly prepare you for the role if your intentions are to go in and actually work for the betterment of the country.

        There is clearly a shadow government that will destroy anyone who steps out of line or gets in accidentially.

        I think RFK could potentially make a greater impact than Trump, as he seems savvier, but I really think the people and polis at the state level are going to have to work together to remove the rot.

        Who knows what they do to anyone remotely honest once they get in.

  73. tucsonspur July 16, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

    Bum day for Putin:

    ‘Russian leader Vladimir Putin has seen his State TV channel experience a humiliating primetime hack, in which millions of his people were warned “the hour of reckoning has come.”

    Cyber forces were able to hack into the network and broadcast the message via different broadcasters across Russia.

    The Sun in the UK reports that the video was made by Ukraine’s defence ministry, and included footage of the country’s own military advancements, before cutting to an on-screen warning “the hour of reckoning has come” – in Ukrainian.

    Other channels were hacked around the same time, while six staff from Russian State TV had to be evacuated after an envelope containing white powder arrived at the station, causing a fear of poisoning.

    Russia was previously hacked in June, when a reportedly “deepfake” Putin appeared to tell his audience that he was imposing martial law across certain regions in response to a Ukrainian incursion.

    At the time, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov admitted the “emergency appeal” was a hack, and officials pledged it would not happen again.’

    Search Russian hacked tv and have some fun with the videos.

    • KesaAnna July 16, 2023 at 8:17 pm #

      A possible objective demonstration of the inability to see outside your own box I suspect.

      As someone who has studied , and frankly been a fan of , the Russian Army basically my entire life , you would think I would be commenting on the war every five minutes here on CFN ?

      But then , what would I say ?

      Believe it or not there are many Americans I like.

      Even really , really , really like.

      But , if push came to shove , if the only choice was unconditional surrender to the U.S. Government —

      — except I don’t think it really IS an AMERICAN government anymore , anyway.

      I find it hard to believe they destroyed your small and medium sized farms in the 1970’s – 1980’s , and off – shored your industry in the 1980’s – 1990’s , and are well on the way to out – sourcing your office jobs too ,

      because they love your American ass so much.

      Or , if that IS American patriotism, then the sooner that evil is destroyed , the better.

      Anyway , if a world where terms are to be dictated entirely and solely by the people who supposedly represent you is the only choice ,

      and if you are fine with that ,

      then I might all – but love you ,

      but I would be perfectly willing to kill you , and your wife , and your children , and your dog , and burn your house down.

      And it wouldn’t bother my conscience.

      I would just assume that if your intentions had really been good , you would take ” No ” for an answer ,

      which IS what a genuinely good – intentioned person would do.

      But why say that ?

      It’s unlikely that talking turkey is going to sober you up , and give you a reality check , at this point.

      No , it’s a pretty good bet that at his point all it would do is cause you to dig in your heels , and double – down .

      Now the converse is a bit different ,

      Like , for example , unlike you Disney folk we remember handing out rifles to 12 year olds , being obliged to tell children , ” Go stop a tank division . ” And things like that.

      But the last part is the same ;

      The effect of this sort of shit will be to make us dig in our heels , and double – down.

      Fun ?

      If sticking your foot in your mouth is how you have fun ,

      Ok then.

      • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 9:19 pm #

        I just don’t see how a hack is going to change the reality on the ground. People get into boxes because they see things they want to see. So what are the blind spots seems to be an important question. How would you even know where to dig in your heels otherwise?

    • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 9:27 pm #

      LMAO, the TDS has morphed into PDS.

  74. Islander July 16, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

    Mary Queen:

    “Someone’s going off the deep end.”

    Sure, call it whatever you want when a light bulb goes off and one realizes one is dealing with a trollish personality.

    The ueberdumm comment re the Ritter documentary made this absolutely clear. (Miss Mary really already knew all of that AFAIK original material that Ritter got from former Ukrainian intel and other minister? Remarkable!)

    Trollish: derails and shuts down potentially interesting or productive discussion with cookie-cutter negative comments that contribute nothing and generally are also insulting. Why? Who knows. Very controlling (ha ha).

    The kind of person who wrecks dinner conversations and whom one avoids at parties.

    Unfortunately, I can’t avoid her here.

    Soooooo

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

      lol

    • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 9:28 pm #

      Second tantrum within the past 24 hours or so.

      Maybe take a valium?

  75. Mike Sherman July 16, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

    “NATO has lost this war. Biden has lost this war. The lunatic Democrats have lost this war. The uni-party warmongers have lost this war. The EU has lost this war. Ukraine and Zelensky have lost this war.” — Kim Dotcom

    What the fuck would Kim “Dotcom” know about it, anyway? He is just an overweight, overopinionated Euro refugee, hanging out in New Zealand, waiting for the Americans to haul his ass into jurisdiction and then nail him for his flagrant financial crimes.

    Do you just scrape over the internet to find opinions of others that fit your narrative? Most all of your opening quotes lately have been from someone few if any have ever heard of. Is their opinion so much more valuable than anyone else’s?

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 9:03 pm #

      Is your opinion valuable?

      • Mike Sherman July 16, 2023 at 9:55 pm #

        Hi SSL

        No more than Kim Dot-fucking-Com’s.

        • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 10:30 pm #

          Hey, ok, fair enough

    • jim e July 16, 2023 at 9:13 pm #

      Are you related to William Tecumseh Sherman?

    • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

      Why so angry?

      Take a chill pill with Islander.

      • Mike Sherman July 16, 2023 at 9:56 pm #

        You see ‘anger’ in so many posts here. A wierd perspective on everything, it seems.

        • jim e July 16, 2023 at 10:32 pm #

          I love Tecumseh.

          • jim e July 16, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

            I loved Johnny Rico. Q removed him in Latin.

          • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:00 pm #

            Mexico will win the next World Cup.

        • MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

          Sure, Carghoul.

  76. KesaAnna July 16, 2023 at 10:11 pm #

    ” I have to admit, after the parade ended, while walking over to the beer tent, I was a little perplexed by the sight of a company of Prince Rupert’s Royalst Cavalry, dressed to go into battle against Cromwell’s Redcoats at Naseby, sitting along a brick wall, all looking down at their cellphones. ”

    — Backrowheckler

    I was a camp follower in a British American Revolutionary War reinnactment unit.

    In reflecting on the experience I’m reminded of a scene in the movie , Smokey and the Bandit II ;

    Burt Reynold’s character says to Sally Field’s character , ( paraphrasing )

    ” How smart , or how dumb , you are depends on where you happen to be standing when you make that observation. ”

    That is , among your hooty – tooty friends I would be considered an ignoramus.because I know nothing about ballet.

    But in my trailer park you would be considered an idiot because you don’t know how to change an oil filter , or know who Richard Petty is.

    I assumed a BRITISH unit would at least occasionally attract the sort of person who would at least have a mild interest in the British / Loyalist point of view of the American Revolution.

    Not at all.

    Generally it was a bit like if hypothetically 200 years from now they had Irish troubles reinnacting ,

    and the people playing the UVF had the identical world view to the people playing the IRA .

    Not only had the same world view , but not even a tepid academic interest in how and why an Ulster Unionist might see things very differently , or that such a point of view could even have a single jot of substance.

    I remember the last reenactment I ever went to , I was sitting in a garden in Colonial Williamsburg smoking a cigarette.

    It was an extremely humid and muggy September ,

    and actually I was kinda hiding out in the garden because cigarettes weren’t invented until the 19th Century , so cigarette smoking is frowned upon ,

    which , yes , irked me , because as far as faithfulness to historical authenticity goes ,

    the reinnactment could just as well be held at Disney World , and rest assured the tourists will not be taught anything that might conceivably genuinely trouble Disney Corporation , anyway.

    So I’m sitting there miserable in the humidity , and having gone to a heck of a lot of trouble and expense , not withstanding the fact that , granted , I do like camping and such ,

    and had to finally accept the conclusion that this is nothing more than an excuse for college graduates with excess disposable income to get drunk and look down their noses at people who don’t know what a Snaphaunce is.

    And I DO MEAN an excuse to get drunk.

    If they were of a different class I have little doubt they would be cooking Meth ,

    And I have zero doubt that if gas ever goes to 50 dollars a gallon many of these college graduates will be cooking Meth , or bootlegging , or growing tobacco , . when they learn that growing food won’t buy a pair of shoes.

    • KesaAnna July 16, 2023 at 10:34 pm #

      I did that for ten years.

      Like most people , the idea that the world could be divided into better and lesser people died hard in me.

      I miss the costumes , the gardens , the architecture , tinderboxes and tents and such.

      If I never saw another grossly over – paid college graduate as long as I lived , though , I really doubt I would die broken – hearted.

    • jim e July 16, 2023 at 10:36 pm #

      I do not like shoes.

      • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

        lol

      • KesaAnna July 16, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

        Since when could you actually afford shoes anyway ?

        Fact is you didn’t go off the gold standard 50 years ago because you were flush ,

        but because you were broke.

        And did I mention that was 50 years ago ?

        You haven’t paid your bills since.

        Jarek calls Paula a Communist , as if that’s anything but a criticism that would make a cat laugh at this point.

  77. MaryQueen July 16, 2023 at 10:52 pm #

    The movie “Sound of Freedom” is allegedly funded by the people who actually make $$$ off human trafficking. They present a horrible situation that exists, but don’t name names or suggest what to do about it. As this article states, the usual suspects funded and produced it. In that regard, how does it “raise awareness”? I am just waiting to find that the NGOs set up around it are pouring money into actual trafficker’s coffers.

    https://healthimpactnews.com/2023/sound-of-freedom-movie-allegedly-funded-by-billionaire-philanthropists-with-ties-to-human-trafficking/

    The public will continue to be fooled by these psyops until we wise up. Which probably means we’ll go on being fooled.

    • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:02 pm #

      Hey Babe. How are you on the moon landing?

      • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

        “Won’t Get Fooled Again”

        • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:10 pm #

          I saw it on all three tee vee stations..

          • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

            poor Virgil… never hang a lemon on a mock up.

            Astronaut Gus Grissom on the recovery aircraft carrier, still wondering what happened following his Mercury-Redstone 4 flight and ordeal in the water.

            HARD EVIDENCE CONFIRMS: Astronaut Gus Grissom Was Murdered By NASA

          • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:21 pm #

            Alabama sure needs that Space Force to defend our freemasonry…

          • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

            No girls allowed

          • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:37 pm #

            “Melungeons have lived in the mountains so long that no one remembers where they came from. Early accounts said the first Melungeons were ‘”dark-skinned devils with blue eyes.”‘ Shunned by black folks and white folks alike, they were tricksters, ‘”children of perdition”‘ ?? ? the unholy offspring of the devil and a Cherokee woman in Tennessee ??? ?? rowdy hellions so mean they drove ole Scratch back to hell and his lawful wife.”

    • SoftStarLight July 16, 2023 at 11:47 pm #

      What is the psyop? Who believes that a movie is going to solve the actual problem? No one thinks that. So why would those responsible want more attention on the matter? People have to demand something be done and apparently there is not a loud enough outcry. That could say more about the general public than the traffickers. My understanding is that the movie release was prevented for several years too because the establishment was trying to cancel it.

      • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:52 pm #

        hollywood tells the truth

        • SoftStarLight July 17, 2023 at 12:07 am #

          lol, it might be time to put the bourbon down. maybe

      • Jarek July 17, 2023 at 12:05 am #

        Mary is like Mitch: Nothing good ever happens.

        Mitch also says nothing good has ever happened. So why do we still have weapons and property? Something good happened to make that possible. I don’t say perfect….

        • jim e July 17, 2023 at 12:09 am #

          HAVE YOU HEARD OF PERFECTION AND excellence?

        • SoftStarLight July 17, 2023 at 12:13 am #

          Yeah. It’s like a natural balance occurs. Though at any given time one side may be stronger than the other. It does seem like we live in a more negative time where a cluster of bad things are happening. But there is still good even among the greater momentary bad. Too like it is hard for me to imagine that the traffickers want to draw attention to the subject matter. I mean, the bad is a lot more out in the open now. But still it doesn’t make as much sense i guess.

  78. jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:56 pm #

    aND THE pROPHECY WAS fULLFIELD. WHAT A BUNCH OF {SHEEP} losers…

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    • jim e July 16, 2023 at 11:57 pm #

      lord balfor?

      • jim e July 17, 2023 at 12:06 am #

        i AM ONLY SO BRASH TO SAY IT IS ALL free…. tHEY KEEP US FREE… tHE NEXT TWENTY YEAR WAR WILL KILL ALL MY CHILDREN… BECAUSE WE ARE FREE TO LIE ABOUT THE HELIO CENTRIC EARTH.

    • SoftStarLight July 17, 2023 at 12:01 am #

      You need to believe in asking questions?

      • jim e July 17, 2023 at 12:07 am #

        i WILL TRY TO DO IT POLITELY

  79. KesaAnna July 17, 2023 at 12:22 am #

    ” What is the psyop? ”

    I agree ?

    The term “psyop” seems to suggest that someone is being fooled .

    I quit thinking that might be even a remote possibility a long time ago.

    For example , according to Anita Hill’s own testimony , basically ,

    Clarence told her a few lame dirty jokes , asked her for a date , gave her a raise , and not one , but two different jobs that anyone would kill for.

    Call me a whore ,

    but I wish somebody would give me some of that kind of abuse.

    Meanwhile , do you suppose the slave mistress of the guy who wrote , ” All men are created equal … ” genuinely had a choice to say ,

    No thanks , go beat off instead boss. ” ?

    Granted , you may not be a history buff ?

    But am I really pointing out anything to you that you didn’t already know ?

  80. SpeedyBB July 17, 2023 at 1:12 am #

    Stop da presses!

    “The Economist”, consistently puffed-up Brit rag, priding itself as “the United Kingdom’s oldest newspaper” (it’s a magazine, dear – look: this is a newspaper, like you open the pages this way, and what you publish is a maga- ah fuggedit), announces solemnly:

    Ukraine’s counter-offensive is drawing near [16 Apr 23]

    Ukraine’s coming counter-offensive may shape its future – and Europe’s [20 Apr 23]

    Ukraine’s counter-offensive is making mixed progress [14 June 23]

    (Hey, are those fingers crossed behind your back?)

    Horrid pay, horrible weather, horrendous prices – dusky, aggrieved neighbors on both sides of your frigid dwelling yelling gobbledegook in quaint Middle Eastern languages, hurling garbage out of their windows onto your land and shooting dark glares if you dare to stray onto the pavement near their no-go welfare paradise.

    What is there not to love about living in Old Blighty?

  81. KesaAnna July 17, 2023 at 1:18 am #

    Reinnacting had its humorous Woke moments though , 30 years before the term Woke was even coined.

    For example , if I heard it once , I heard it a thousand times explained that in the 18th Century ” camp follower ” did not automatically mean ” prostitute “.

    Today nine out of ten “soldiers ” aren’t riflemen . They are file clerks , truck drivers , radio operators , electricians , dental assistants etc , etc , etc.

    But in the 18th Century nine out of ten soldiers really were soldiers .

    One of the many petty annoyances of your typical cowboy movie is this impression that before automobiles and such everyone was riding around on horses .

    Garbage.

    That would be like assuming everyone in this age rides around in a Rolls Royce.

    IF you were fortunate you had an ox cart.

    If you were not fortunate , which is pretty common , you walked.

    And if you had something to carry ?

    Then YOU carried it.

    One thing the 18th Century had in common with our age , though , is that your typical valiant warrior is too lazy a fuck for mundane things like actual work.

    So in common 18th Century practice when soldiers went to war their wives went right along with them ,

    to do the ( unpaid ) cooking , the ( unpaid ) cleaning , and the carrying of all that stuff , again unpaid.

    So , no , ” camp follower ” was not just another term for ” prostitute. ”

    What is the funny Woke part ?

    What was invariably left out was that your typical enlisted professional soldier of the 18th Century was paid 6 pence a day .

    A rough modern equivalent then would be we are talking about the sort of woman who would marry a guy who worked at Burger King.

    Those people you otherwise call trailer trash . ( unless somebody calls you on it . )

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