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Thirty-seven billion more dollars for Ukraine? (That’s thirty-seven thousand millions of dollars, by the way.) Bringing the total this year to a click-or-two over ninety billion (ninety-thousand millions), on top of whatever Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX company funneled through that sad-sack international money laundromat — soon to be the darkest backwater of a European failed state since Field Marshal Melchior von Hatzfeldt of Westphalia left Bohemia a corpse-strewn wasteland after the Battle of Jankau (1645).

    It really doesn’t matter how much more money we pound down that rat-hole, you understand, because by the time various parties — the weapons-makers, Volodymyr Zelensky, sundry members of the US House of Representatives, the Biden family, the World Economic Forum — are finished creaming off their fair shares, poor Ukraine won’t have enough cash-on-hand to replace six fuse-boxes in Zaporizhzhia.

    Against this backdrop, the USA enters a holiday season near-death spiral as unspooling scandals battle a collapsing economy for supremacy of the alt news sites. Case-in-point: the aforementioned FTX monkey business, a metastasizing tumor of the body politic. This complex fraud will smolder for a few weeks before it explodes into an extinction-grade event for the Democratic Party. The usual suspects among the mainstream media are trying strenuously to ignore it, but the shreds of this exploding money-borg are already sticking to guilty parties far and wide across the political landscape like so much rotting flesh.

      FTX commander-in-chief Sam Bankman-Fried remains at large after steering the crypto-currency trading platform into a bankruptcy so hideously tangled that the assigned liquidator in court proceedings, one John Ray III, who oversaw the Enron aftermath years ago, was boggled by what he’s found so far (and it’s early in the game): Namely, a company run by a handful of twenty-something drug freaks with no idea what they were doing, no record-keeping, and a slime trail of misappropriated investors’ funds leading to Kiev and Geneva through various crooked American political action committees, and the halls of Congress — with echos in ballot harvesting shenanigans which shaped the outcome of this month’s US elections.

     Mr. Bankman-Fried is still scheduled as a main speaker for Accenture’s Nov. 30 DealBook Conference in New York ($2,499 for a ticket), along with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. Odds on him showing up? Or even being alive elsewhere on this planet then?

     The Bankman-Fried extended family is the quintessence of Woke aristocracy. Dad Joe Bankman and mom Barbara Fried are both law professors at Stanford. She also acted as a money-bundler for the Democratic Party and ran two non-profit “voter registration” orgs (against the IRS laws which only permit non-partisan organized voter registration). Brother Gabe Bankman-Fried headed a non-profit named Guarding Against Pandemics (funded by Sam), which lobbies Congress to construct new platforms for medical tyranny. Aunt Linda Fried is Dean of Columbia U’s Public Health school, and is associated with Johns Hopkins, which ran the October 2019 Event 201 pandemic drill (sponsored by the Gates Foundation) months before the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sam’s girlfriend, Caroline Ellison, ran the Alameda Investments arm of the FTX empire (that is, FTX’s own money laundromat). Her dad, Glenn Ellison, is chair of MIT’s Econ School. His former colleague on the MIT Econ faculty, Gary Gensler, who specialized in blockchains there, is now head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, an agency that Sam Bankman-Fried was attempting to rope into a regulation scheme to eliminate FTX’s crypto-currency competitors. Caroline’s mom, Sara Fisher Ellison, is an MIT econ prof specializing in the pharmaceutical industry (fancy that!). Caroline Ellison is currently on-the-run.

     The sum total of all this professional and academic accomplishment is also the quintessence of Woke-Jacobin turpitude in service to a political faction that seeks maximum moneygrubbing while acting to overthrow every norm of behavior in the conduct of elections, and perhaps in American life generally. That’s some accomplishment. It’s also a lesson in why the managerial elite of our country are no longer trustworthy. They have gotten away with crimes against the nation for years, which has only made them bolder and more reckless.

     Wait for the FTX bankruptcy to unwind, along with all the political ramifications it entails, not to mention the financial afterburn in the whole crypto market, very likely extending into and befouling the rest of the banking system. This is going to be a clusterfuck for the ages, and will propel the USA into a depression with no visible horizon.


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  1. happiface November 18, 2022 at 9:13 am #

    as usual another short jhk masterpiece—

    • Say What November 18, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      I’ve heard it said: ” A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money”?
      It’s not their money, and they spend it as such!

      • JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        Are you talking about our investment industry,

        Or our government?

        Wonder if Paul Pelosi has dealt with this jerk?

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

          As John AZ would say, “Mob” rule!

          The Frieds are part of a “cosa nostra”, as the Kagans are to the neocon wing.

          OUTSTANDING, JHK!

          (Slightly longer comment below.)

          • Walter B November 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

            Clearly what JFK and RFK feared, an unholy matrimony between organized crime and the US federal government. There can ge no going back nor any divorce because dealings this dirty always end with blood in the streets.

            Of course, the guilty at the top can always toss a few unlucky losers into the fire to the squeals of the demented crowd, who, in the end, will return to their distractions and demented pastimes until the food runs out and they too are burned in the pyres of truth.

            It must be getting to me because I am actually starting to enjoy it. Of course, I would love to be totally wrong and see some good old fashion justice served and the criminal scumbags who sold us out tried and punished, but I don’t think I can hold my breath that long.

          • hotaters November 18, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

            Walter B, have you seen this? Worth mentioning here, and it’s related to what Mr. Kunstler is discussing here.

            https://rumble.com/v1o7stn-science-for-hire-full-movie-gary-null-production.html

          • tully November 19, 2022 at 7:47 am #

            Few days ago, saw mention of Glen Beck interviewing Whitney Webb on his podcast. Discussion centered on her two new books, “One Nation Under Blackmail.” I’ve been reading her work since she was at Mint Press News, and assumed the books would be a compilation of her stories, with some new material. Appears they are far more than that. The sort of books you buy hard copies so you can highlight, make notes, tag pages etc. I may wait to read them after the holidays, as they will occupy many winter evenings. Not a lot of time to bury my nose in books the next six weeks.

            Epstein was a money man; the Lolita Express and St James Island served to grease the money game and satisfy his own taste for teen girls. He did keep his game going for decades, unlike the FTX doofus.

        • hmuller November 18, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

          Paul “the Hammer” Pelosi? Nah! Clean as the pure driven snow!

      • hotaters November 18, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

        Hoping JHK is right about everything. That is, except the hardship the people of the U.S. will suffer as a consequence of the monumental CF the banksters, politicians, et. al. have perpetrated on us.

        They deserve to crash and burn. Sadly, they will probably take down a lot of us, along with them. Buckle up. The Establishment in the U.S. may have a day of reckoning soon. You can only screw over everyone and everything else in existence on your home planet before, sooner or later, it comes back to haunt you.

        The sick part is, there are plenty of resources to go around so that eveyrone could prosper, eat, get their basic needs met, plus some. But the psychopaths and sociopaths in power will not allow it.

        They have done everything in their power to enrich themselves at our expense. We have had the technology in existence to have virtually free and un-polluting energy for well over a hundred years.

        They poison everything they touch.

        If I were not a person of faith, I don’t know what I would do. Watching them try to torch everything in existence, even their own kin, is disheartening. This evil cannot continue forever. It cannot and will not.

        • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

          Go over to the CNBC site, home of “America’s leading business channel” — not one article, not one word about the FTX collapse; instead, upbeat reporting of the gay dating website Grindr’s IPO — it was successful! Pride flags lining Wall Street! FTX is yesterday’s news, Grindr is what’s happening today.

          • MontanaMan November 20, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

            Everything you just said is what Tucker Carlson was saying Thursday and Friday night about the so-called main stream media news. He has taken to calling them the, “Dem Party
            Propaganda Whores.”

            “ if you go on any of them ABC CBS CNBC MSDNC CNN It doesn’t matter. They’re all talking about the same thing and it’s almost Word for Word and none of it has anything to do with what is really important.

            Like the largest financial fraud in world history. Which could drag everybody in our country right down the financial drain. And they are ignoring it because they are being told to ignore it. They will continue to ignore it until it cannot be ignored.”

      • hotaters November 18, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

        If the U.S. topples, so will everything else tied to it. Which means the world economy will likely fail, too. Yes, buckle up, people!

        • Uncle Bob November 19, 2022 at 10:48 pm #

          Revelation 17 and 18. We are living in Babylon, making love but not feeling live at all, as Andre Cymone sang 37 years ago.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      Yes. Didn’t leave out a thing.

    • taijitu November 18, 2022 at 7:40 pm #

      jhk usually ends on an upbeat note. things must be really bad.

    • Thomasn November 20, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

      Every responsible BASTID perpetrator should be prosecuted and used for Gain Of Function experiments in perpetuity!

  2. RaymondR November 18, 2022 at 9:14 am #

    The FTX cryptocurrency scam provides the clearest case for requiring the death penalty in cases of huge commercial fraud. It may not be a deterrent but it most certainly provides closure.

    • Disaffected November 18, 2022 at 10:39 am #

      As the ArchDruid yoosed [sic, Q.’ism] to say, we’ve reached peak abstraction. No one understands any of this stuff well enough to effectively regulate it anymore, even assuming anyone actually wanted to. Too much money to be made to want to stop it.

      • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        I remember seeing a video where an interviewer stood outside some Wall Street firm asking workers there to explain derivatives to him.

        No one could.

        And yet that firm was making billions selling them.

    • JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      I have always felt that the death penalty is too easy.

      The people that deserve it need to suffer for years for what they have done.

      IMHO, each one of the SOBs get their own cell dug in the town of Florence, CO, a room 8×8, with a toilet and a bed, period. Their sentence is life imprisonment until death without parole sitting in this cell, with no breaks, no outdoors, nothing. Think Edmund Dante’s. No outside communication, no appeal procedure, no lawyers,

      By the time appeals processes are used up on death row inmates, the additional cost of maintaining these prisoners would be covered.

      A fate worse than death, something they would deter them worse than suicide. Closure for the victims folks as they would know that the perp was getting a fate worse than death.

      • GreenAlba November 18, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        The WEF’s promotions include a life with no privacy. So they should have no privacy. I vote for cages with a transparent, unbreakable, bomb-proof ‘wall’ so that those they have wronged can watch them any time they want. Free access. No privacy breaks – open viewing includes toilet non-breaks and bug meals.

        Oh, and monthly quacksines or no bug burgers. Perhaps some will choose the Bobby Sands protocol, which is fine.

        • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          GA, you need to worry about the Razor Gangs of Glascow. Those boys mean business.

          • GreenAlba November 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            *Glasgow* 🙂

            They had them in Birmingham too – didn’t you see Peaky Blinders? Razors have gone out of fashion, though.

          • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            I’m with you on the razors. I notice in Londontown machetes are the preferred weapon for urban street combat.

      • elysianfield November 18, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        “IMHO, each one of the SOBs get their own cell dug in the town of Florence, CO, a room 8×8, with a toilet and a bed, period. Their sentence is life imprisonment until death without parole sitting in this cell, with no breaks, no outdoors, nothing. Think Edmund Dante’s. No outside communication, no appeal procedure, no lawyers,”

        John,
        Yeah, and to finish them off…basic cable only!

        • GreenAlba November 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

          Give them endless reruns of Gates and Schwab speeches until they lose their marbles.

          • Q. Shtik November 19, 2022 at 1:28 am #

            Give them endless reruns – GA

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

            My own personal hell would be to have to watch reruns of “The View” 24/7.

      • Rain Waters November 18, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

        millions of good humans would appreciate those 8×8 digs about now.

        God help us all.

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 10:56 am #

      As it is now, there is no deterrent.

    • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

      Maybe, but what kind of fool do you have to be to believe in cryptos? They are obviously a scam, and one that would have made Bernie Madoff blush.

    • Bobby E November 20, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Yes, closure and a, albeit brief, Bread & Circus. Until their blood runs, literally, none of this stops. Actually, it will only get worse due to the encouragement that no consequences represent. Paul Pelosi was a good start. Just the wrong spouse.

  3. Alfred November 18, 2022 at 9:18 am #

    “A clusterfuck for the ages..” with a heaping helping of mastermindery.

    G-20 recommends vaxx passports for unfettered movement.

    The Biden regime likes the idea.

    Only double-think can explain holding this idea and the open borders concept in your mind simultaneously.

    Ooh, is that a syringe in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

    #FJB and every partisan liar everywhere.

    • rudyspeaks November 18, 2022 at 9:46 am #

      “open borders”… note that NEITHER (identical extremes of the ONE real) party ever allow the discussion about the gathering crowd on the Rio Grande to extend to its obvious question, “WhereTF did all these people come from?” Pulling up roots & emigrating is difficult enough when you’re being welcomed. These folks were terrified into escaping… by the US’s unchanging (no matter if D’s or R’s are running things), not-open-to-debate foreign policy. We are ruled by greedy criminals, whom we deal with, as victims of the American Public Education system, by “throw[ing] the bums out!” ‘Course, that means, in a supposed 2 party system, voting BACK the same losers we “threw out” 4 years earlier. Rinse and repeat. Nothing will change until WE do.

      • JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 10:46 am #

        Fox News is starting to use the word, Mob, to describe Biden and his family. The House is already starting an investigation into his Mob, their words, and the foreign Mobs they deal with.

        Look no further than the southern border and its cartel outreach into the U.S., gentlemen. Then Ukraine, then China.

      • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        I’m more interested in where they go after they cross the border.

        Sure you can watch them gather, you can watch them cross…..but then where do they go?

        They seem to disappear. You never see them trudging down US highways the way they trudge down Mexico’s roads.

        Someone is picking them up and distributing them.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          I’m betting that a lot of those 2 million young men that “Biden” has welcomed over the border are beefing up the “Ukrainian” military now.

          There are reports that the “Ukrainian” military has a lot of foreign languages spoken. Mostly Polish, but English and Spanish have also been heard.

          • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            Similar to the Spanish Republican Army 1936-1939.

          • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            That army lost too.

          • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

            True, BRH, but maybe the Union Army is more applicable here.

            The foreigners in the Republican army were volunteers.

            The Irish immigrants to the US who found themselves Shanghaied to the frontlines in the US Civil War were not as willing.

            Central American dudes who got enticed to the US and all of a sudden find themselves on the frontlines in Ukraine might also be feeling duped.

        • Rain Waters November 18, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

          trudging the ditches and sleeping the gutter is white boys territory. . . .how dare you even consider lawnboy greaseballs there

      • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        Not until the present system is destroyed. It’ll never allow itself to be “reformed” and will never allow a third party into the mix.

      • Jimpa November 20, 2022 at 7:33 am #

        We don’t even rinse and repeat anymore. The is no rinse, and the same bums stay in forever.

      • Bobby E November 20, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

        It’s not a matter of where they came from but where they expect to go. They expect, and will probably realize, endless free-shit for no work. None of them appear to be emaciated to the point of being Biafra refugees. On the contrary, they seem to be well fed and healthy. And to look that way they were working wherever they came from. But here they’ll get the same stuff they worked for there for free here.

    • U-731 November 18, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      @Alfred;

      “Only double-think can explain holding this idea and open borders…”

      I’ll bet 100 box-tops there’ll be a “refugee and migrant” waiver built right into the decree.

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Just watched a video on telegram of female soldiers being force-jabbed in both arms as they walk through a gauntlet of angry men fast-jabbing them in the shoulders.

      Some passed out, foamed at the mouth or puked afterwards. They were told to shut up and move on.

      This is what they want for the masses, those are just the lab mice.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

        And the same doesn’t happen to male soldiers? And how many men have received their death jab from female nurses?

        Framing this in terms of male vs female just shows your utter wrong headedness.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

          Ah. Setting women against men, and men against women.

          How the manipulators must laugh.

        • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

          You can’t help yourself, can you? She was just talking a video that she saw, not making a massive statement about the gender wars. Jeez. Get out more!

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

            He can’t, there’s something wrong with his brain.

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

          Why did she choose this video to watch and talk about?

          Wokie, you’re one of her flying monkeys.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            I came across it on Telegram, you fucking nutcase.

      • elysianfield November 18, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        “Some passed out, foamed at the mouth or puked afterwards”

        Mary,

        Who? The females, or the guys giving them the shots?

      • Rain Waters November 18, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

        next stop slaughterhouse ramp, keep em mooovin’ on.

      • Frank Buttitch November 18, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

        WW2 recruits were treated in the same fashion, nothing new.

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

      This Mob culture IS the Anti-christ.
      It was a political vision all along.

      Written in political code, to slip it past the censors and normalize it in the general subconscious, the cultural background.

      If we could only get the Christians to read the Book like adults; they, like the ruling class, are mesmerized by spellcasting and occultism.

  4. Rodster November 18, 2022 at 9:22 am #

    Jim, i’m still waiting for Hitlery’s jail sentence. It should be any decade now. How about the Wiced Witch of the West, Nancy Pelosi who so royally fucked up her State of California along with Diane Feinstein and Gavin Newsom that see is now looking for property in Naples Florida.

    People go to jail for insider trading but somehow, that doesn’t apply to CONgress?

    This was all made possible by fossil fuels which is why we are seeing these layers of global complexities. One day this will all collapse but until then Hitlery and her ilk are still on the loose.

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      Congress makes the laws that keep them out of prison for massive grift, esp. insider trading.

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      Yeah, I wish I could say grab this bastard’s passport before he absconds to Israel, but he’s in little danger of prosecution either here or anywhere else.

      They and their allies are in control.

  5. messianicdruid November 18, 2022 at 9:24 am #

    The contempt these beautiful people have for average folks is going to rebound rather harshly.

    • Rodster November 18, 2022 at 9:42 am #

      As I mentioned earlier, I am still waiting for the beautiful Hitlery Clinton to share a jail cell next to the beautiful OJ Simpson.

      Look at all the motherfuckers who should have been sitting in a electric chair, instead died a peaceful death. War criminal, George Bush senior lived into his 90’s. His son is still walking free after destroying prosperous countries like Syria, Lybia, Iraq. Thanks to him, they are now certified shitholes with tens of millions dead. You have warmongers like Henry Kissinger still alive into his late 90’s.

      George Soros is also into his 90’s and the list goes on. Sometimes making a pact with the Devil gets you a win in this life.

      • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

        Iraq was Bush, but Libya and Syria were Obama’s.

        Who is also walking free.

        • benr November 18, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

          Hillary heavily involved in Libyan misfortune. We came we saw he died chortle haha ha.

          • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

            One of few wins for goodness and truth in recent years has been the fact this this appalling creature will now probably never be POTUS. That must hurt her a lot.

          • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

            Yep, and at her judgment, that will be played back to her, because you’re either under the law or under grace, and she’s definitely not under grace, so under the law, she will be convicted by her own words and deeds.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

          The US is still occupying 30% of Syria and is stealing their oil and wheat.
          70% of Syrians are “food insecure” (as they call it nowadays) while the US steals their wheat.
          And has the nerve to go to the UN crying crocodile tears about the Big Bad Russians withholding wheat from the starving children of Africa, although Russia points out that the wheat from Ukraine is actually going to the EU, and that it is the US sanctions that are stopping Russia from selling its wheat to feed the starving children.

          I am still waiting for the UN resolutions or EU sanctions against the US for stealing Syrian wheat and oil.

          Still……waiting…….

          • KesaAnna November 18, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

            I’m still hearing the WW II narrative that the United States saved the world from Tyranny.

            Lol.

            I can laugh about it , because near as I can tell , nobody outside of folks living in a bubble in North America or Western Europe buys a single word of that narrative.

            The United States spends how much on education every year ?

            Not uncommonly even your smaller colleges are themselves the size of small towns.

            But seemingly no one actually reads a history book ?

            Certainly they don’t read histories of Syria or Iran , Guatamala or El Salvador , Haiti or Congo.

      • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 3:57 pm #

        What awaits Hillary et al is far worse than any human courts or political systems could mete out. Either she goes to meet her maker or her maker will come to meet her, but either way, they’re gonna meet.

    • Not_GeorgeT November 18, 2022 at 9:46 am #

      This is being predicted by a number of commentators and opinion-writers.

      None are filling the canvas with pretty pictures.

      The populating of lamp posts with hemp-held corpses would thus appear a mild outcome.

    • Minnie Van Horne November 18, 2022 at 9:46 am #

      Beautiful people?!!!!

      Mr. Druid, have you actually seen Mr. Bankman-Fried and Ms. Caroline Ellison?

      Not to overlook the captivating Volodomir Zelenskiy in a black leather bustier and stiletto heels?

      • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:06 am #

        No kidding Mr. Bankman-Fried and Ms. Caroline Ellison they are both bizarre looking.
        Talk about gene pools that probably should have received a massive shot of chlorine.

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:16 am #

          Hopefully they’ll be getting the fourth clot booster.

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

          He was being ironic, Minnie. How’s Mickey?

        • MontanaMan November 20, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

          HEAR HEAR!! I couldn’t agree more with you my friend!! they are without a doubt completely screwball looking. Talk about bad breeding!!

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 10:12 am #

        These “people” look as though they been fed a diet of pure Wonder bread since the day they were born.

        What ugly, unhealthy specimens—weird, considering they should have enjoyed all the advantages a privileged life confers on its beneficiaries.
        +++++++++++++++

        I knew I count on JHK to provide some coherent overview and background to the (for me) ungraspable FTX washout.

        All of the main players and their parents appear to be members of the tribe. Huh.

        • Islander November 18, 2022 at 10:12 am #

          I meant to add: Thank you, JHK!!

        • rainmaker November 18, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          There’s the old saying – A person gets the face they deserve.

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

          Who tried to stop their ascension to Global Power, hmm?

      • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        I hate to break it to you, but someone is threatening to release a sex tape of BF and his girlfriend.

        As for Zee, that outfit was part of a spoof of some European group’s music video.

        I know women who thought he looked hot in that.

        • megabeth November 18, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          Nooooooo!

          Please, no!

          I have no bitcoin billions left, but if I did, I’d give it all to suppress the sight of their mating rituals!

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        They’re all pretty gruesome alright. Inside and out.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

          It is the Spirit inside them.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

        I almost prefer the Z-Man in his lingerie than in his grubby, greasy, “The other ones at the launderette” t-shirt.

    • megabeth November 18, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      I wonder if these beautiful people can feel our contempt tingling on the backs of their candle-white necks.

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      They may well be getting a level of medical care that amounts to life extension. The break away Civilization meme.

      The young gentleman with the high pitched voice, despite being frizzy haired fatty who always wears shorts, may grace our world for a very long time.

      • malthuss November 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

        I didnt understand what Ms Fitts meant by those words.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

          Agreed, Lord Malthuss

          Now we do

  6. AKlein November 18, 2022 at 9:35 am #

    JHK, years ago you averred that we are a wicked people and would deserve everything we would reap. Am I wrong about this (not that I disagree at all, by the way)? Well, now we are in “reap mode” where we now will pay for our sins. What sins, one might ask? The sins of not nipping this outcome in the bud years ago. I remember 30 or more years ago responsible people wondering what our country was going to be the outcome of the bad behavior the “managerial class” exhibited back then. Now we know. Remember the 1980s? That was when greed was declared good! When the “managerial class” decided that rules were just impediments to success. That was 40 years ago.

    • Alfred November 18, 2022 at 9:49 am #

      Wow, now I wish I had discovered him 30 years ago, as it was about then I resigned myself to the same conclusion. Nippit in the bud. As I recall, many were afraid of right wing tyranny then, myself included. I do not wish to be subjected to any tyrant, left or right.

      I’ve been wondering if it’s EVER been what it seemed. I’m leaning, “no.”

      At the moment, I think the human race is collapsing on it’s own weight, and what we’re witnessing is an attempt to control it whilst it falls. There are those who are trying to survive it, and carve out something in the after. Are they evil or pragmatic?

      Inertia is a force of nature.

      #FJB

    • JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      AKlein

      A basic problem about you post.

      The people who “run” the law, the DOJ and judiciary are the people who should be “nipping it in the Bud”. Instead, they are part of the comes, promoting the scum who start up shit like this. When the news says that Madoff, Enron, FTX should have been shut down, the “shutters down” are right in there with the schemers.

      I am talking about the Deep State! No just Dems either. Both sides are guilty as hell of manipulating the money machine and promoting the people doing the dirty work for them.

      Watch and see, watch both sides of the aisle trying to escape the Hammer. Watch the AG, watch Christopher Wray. This is the same group that destroyed Trump and his administration. This FTX is small potatoes.

      • Frank Buttitch November 18, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

        If destroyed, why is he running again?

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      I would posit that we should go even further back than 40 years ago. How about to the 1930s when our grandparents, great grandparents, and in some cases great-great grandparents accepted the New Deal? And then the Great Society? The concept of getting something for nothing. Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

      But then, I could argue that we should go back to 1913. That nonsense should’ve been met with forceful resistance. (Fed Reserve and then Income Tax being illegally ratified).

      • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

        Yes, my grandparents and their children should have starved.

        You know, to be “free”.

        • Rain Waters November 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          good point

          • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

            I have electricity still now due to the New Deal, which brought electrification to rural areas.

            I also live near a beautiful national park, created by the CCC out of the denuded, overfarmed and mined Ozarks.

            I have seen photos of it before they planted millions of trees to protect it.
            The small farmers that we tend to lionize around here had cut down the trees and plowed the soil, which responded by creating huge gullies as it flowed down to the Mississippi River.
            It was no longer usable for crops and the coal had all been dug out.
            So the feds bought out the farmers and hired teenagers to plant trees and build trails.
            Now it is astoundingly beautiful and the soil is kept in place on the slopes.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

            There was a time when people would’ve rather starve than go into slavery.

            Are you saying the New Deal is what fed them? I think many, many charities fed the starving people.

            Did Social Security feed them? Was getting ball rolling in turning DC into the massive centralized behemoth that it is today feed them?

            You actually make my point. Americans, such as yourself are weak and pathetic. But, nothing personal.

            You’re just weak and pathetic. A modern American who would surrender freedom for a false security.

          • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

            Apparently you don’t have a clue what the New Deal was.

            But feel free to spout your meaningless Live Free or Die bullshit, just like the heroes in the comic books that you apparently learned history from.

          • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Brava Paula! I too like some of the old Democratic policies. At their best, they approach National Socialism.

            What is a settler but someone who killed every large animal for ten square miles and chopped down every tree for a quarter square mile?

            We would have no wildlife at all if the Democrats hadn’t stepped in to stop using nature as a year round grocery.

            But of course the snake in the grass of Communism was always lurking. Someone told FDR that one of his confidants was a known Communist. He told the guy to fuck himself. He knew but didn’t think it was that bad, though he said he himself wasn’t.

            How very wrong he was. National Socialism has all the good points but crushes the head of the serpent.

            Repent.

          • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 5:07 pm #

            Well, yes, Jarek, they used the power of the state to create public works by employing the workers desperate for work to create benefits for society as a whole.

            Parks, electricity, bridges, post offices, libraries, tree planting, topsoil protection, fire fighting, artwork, concerts, canneries, plays, there is even a bandshell still in use in a local park by the river, in the floodplain. Most of the time it is still used for public concerts, just like the lodge built in the national park is still used for weddings and banquets.
            They stopped the impoverishment of farmers by paying them for their food, which then went to hungry citizens, instead of being dumped on the ground.

            I understand that Hitler did the same for Germany, except he did it without borrowing money from the bankers.
            But the part where he used slave labor and started a war was the downside, and it’s a pretty big downside. I read a comment by a woman on facebook who said that her father lived in Dresden and was a Hitler supporter right up until Feb 1945. And then he wasn’t anymore.

            Same with the US, who after WW2 decided to invest in the war machine and the security state instead of public works. Even the national highway system, a sort of public works, was detrimental to the health of society, since it involved destroying the existing public transportation system, and then destroying rural towns as well as the cities, and leading to the horrendous fragmented fossil-fuel dependent mess we are in today.

            And now we are in the depths of depravity, where the public purse is used only for corporate profit and never for the public good.

            Could fascism fix that? I have my doubts.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

        I think this one goes back to the Garden of Eden. Except that Adam wasn’t into crypto and kiddie fiddling.

      • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        The concept of forceful resistance to a tyrannical unconstitutional government decree was tried way back in 1861 and failed and has never been tried since because the people of this country knew they were a captive populace of a government hostile to the constitution, in spite of all the lip service paid to it, and there was precious little they could do about it.

        • Frank Buttitch November 18, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

          The constitution has become a document of perverse interpretations.

  7. liber8tor November 18, 2022 at 9:39 am #

    Thanks JHK for a superb Blog. Yes…it’s hitting hot and heavy.

    My new bumper sticker:

    Biden-Fetterman-2024 “It’s a no-brainer”

    • TPTB-USA November 18, 2022 at 9:44 am #

      As long as MAGA is alive and well, a “no-brainer” it will be.

      • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:04 am #

        I see this line of non-reasoning all the time so I will once again ask the question.
        What in the longlist OF MAGA plank platforms is so egregious?
        If you say Trump, then please tell us truthfully what has he provably done that is so worthy of hate?

        • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:28 am #

          We have been waiting for one an NPC champion to answer this question since MAGA fromed out of the old Tea Party.

          Does the new challenger have the mental fortitude required to go beyond the snarky drive-by?

        • mrs. theolddays November 18, 2022 at 10:38 am #

          He is a big, beautiful, orange middle finger to the establishment. He doesn’t apologize for what he is, he absolutely owns it. MAGA policies seem like such common sense it is mind boggling to think anyone would be so enraged by them. However, I have many family members that absolutely lose their shit anytime his name is even mentioned. They would vote for anything (obviously) other than MAGA at this point.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:59 am #

            What was MAGA about throwing Steve Bannon over board during his first year in office, and make Jared Kushner and his very blonde daughter his main advisors?

            What was MAGA about “Operation Warp Speed”?

            And what is MAGA about STILL pushing the deadly clot shots?

            The Trump presidency was a sad missed opportunity.

          • mrs. theolddays November 18, 2022 at 11:14 am #

            You’re not wrong, Mick. His stand on the clot-shot is a big NO for me.

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:49 pm #

            Mrs: So in other words, you’re conflicted about him? Me too.

            He has much to apologize for – and he has no more capacity to do so than his opponents.

          • TPTB-USA November 18, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!

            “… I have many family members that absolutely lose their shit anytime his name is even mentioned. They would vote for anything (obviously) other than MAGA at this point.” … and a short conversation would likely reveal that they had no in depth knowledge about any of the issues that Jim discusses.

            Biden’s September 1st speech with a red background was all about activating TDS.

            Jim Jordan strikes me as a fighter for the patriots, and I can’t think of a better fighter to go after all the abuse. But I am sad to report that I now believe that any findings of wrongdoing will be met by half the population with the same “no-brainer” response.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

            Fair questions, Mick. As for Bannon, I think that can be chalked up to him not realizing just how deep the rot was. He certainly made mistakes.

            The clot shot I cannot explain, but he says he is anti-mandate. DeSantis is no cleaner here, though he does appear to have repented.

            There is no political solution, but Trump (perhaps DeSantis) is all we are getting.

            The rest must come from the people.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

            Trump the man doesn’t much matter.

            He is a symbol now.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

            I used to call my beloved “brother,” (besties for 58 years now)…

            Whisper “Trump” into the phone, and hang up laughing as the screaming began.

          • Jarek November 20, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

            Al: You are very, very strong on symbolism. But what of the realities symbolized? Is the soul really no more than a semi-conscioius spark that endures – not a share in God’s life or God writ “small”?

        • Pondernot November 18, 2022 at 10:44 am #

          Approved and celebrated the assassination of Soleimani. That’s reason enough right there.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            Many were involved in killing this war criminal according to the Iranian government.

            “On Wednesday, Iranian prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr claimed that a British security firm and an airbase in Germany had a hand in Soleimani’s assassination. Without providing evidence, he said that London-based security services company G4S played a role in the killing.”

            You are not prepared for this.

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

            Being an Iranian patriot is the same as being a war criminal to these people.

            You need to try harder, Owl.

          • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            I think it was a US project. It only took one missile to blow up Soleimani, the Iraqi bigwig and the collateral damage on the airport road.

            The Mini-Mes sometimes jump in and take part of the blame, to diffuse the US’s responsibility.

            Remember when the US bombed the Syrian army guarding the airport to Del-Ezzor? They killed 100 of them. They were there to protect the runways so that Syria could fly in supplies for the ISIS-surrounded village.

            The survivors testified that they saw the US planes bombing them. They thought at first that they were there to bomb ISIS, but then it became clear they were there to bomb the Syrian army.

            Then they testified that ISIS fighters came in and laughed at them as they took over the airport.

            Luckily, Russia was already involved and they sent bombers to kill ISIS and drive them out of the airport.

            Anyway, it made a big scandal in some circles (not in the Mighty Wurlitzer) so Britain and France and some other country claimed that they were all involved.

            Sure, dudes. You all sent bombers to one place for an hour.

            Nope. That was the US.

          • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            Yeah, but obummer assassinated American citizens, and no one had heartburn over that.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

            Tuco, yes, Obama murdered thousands with drone strikes. He was one of the most murderous presidents in US history.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

            Oh, but those were “love strikes”. “Love Drones”.

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

            Trump kept the drone-killing going throughout his administration. Very silly to condemn Obama but not Trump.

        • Pondernot November 18, 2022 at 10:46 am #

          Oh…and officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            How many died in that criminal act, Ponderosa steaklet?

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

            Jerusalem is sacred to all three religions and should not nave been made into the secular capital of Israel.

            Owl only sees guns and butter. But life is more than flesh. As Christ said, Man does not live by bread alone, but from every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father.

          • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            Jerusalem has always historically been the capital of Jerusalem and should continue to be so.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

            What was the crime again, Jarek?

            Feel free to answer directly.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

            That was a coronation.

            They told you, TOLD YOU,

            but as is the wont of Christians, who heard what they wanted to hear, not what was being said.

        • JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 11:05 am #

          Even more, What about MAGA is so bad? Do you really think that making America First is a bad thing?

          If so, maybe another locale might be to your liking?

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

            Yes, just basic American Fascism. Totally healthy and absolutely necessary. But the legions of the damned were taught that such health was bad – and they don’t have the vitality or honesty to throw it off, to reprogram themselves.

            If you can’t shed your old skin, you are beginning to die.

          • benr November 18, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            But NAZI…!!!!!!!!!!!!!
            Come one Commie and Socialist are now no longer cuss words to get in a fight over but damn NAzIIIIIIs them are still fighting words.
            All three are curse words in my book.

          • TPTB-USA November 20, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

            Fetterman is a perfect model. All one has to do is contemplate: If Trump had not anointed OZ, do you think Fetterman would have won?

        • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

          Make America Great Again goes against the programming of multiculturalism/diversity/marxism lite with which several generations have been indoctrinated, at last since the mid-80s, which is when it was introduced into our school system courtesy of Ronald Reagan. Trump represents old America, the America of the 80s before indoctrination. Look at some of the movies of that period and you’ll see what I mean. The generations of today have been indoctrinated and conditioned to hate everything Trump stands for by branding it with some epithet, and they’ve been conditioned like Pavlovian dogs to react certain ways to certain stimuli.

          • benr November 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

            You ruined it Tuco22 I wanted some of the hair on FIRE BUT trump haters to explain their irrational hatred of the man.
            Most of them don’t have a clue they just sputter and spew then fume red faced and frothing.

          • SpeedyBB November 19, 2022 at 1:13 am #

            tuco22,

            Excuse me for mentioning it but you neglected to pay obeisance to his Mahaguru … Roy Cohn. Now there’s a red-blooded American whose values and acts all can adore.

        • TPTB-USA November 18, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

          “non-reasoning”?

          Half the population has “reasoned” it to the nth degree, they just can’t articulate their logic.

          “It’s a no-brainer”! “Birds of a feather flock together”.

          Classic example Alzaebo.

        • TPTB-USA November 21, 2022 at 9:34 am #

          Re: “If you say Trump, then please tell us truthfully what has he provably done that is so worthy of hate?”.

          I suspect it has to do with Trump being a Man-Child in regard to not having a very big vocabulary (due to dyslexia?), and letting words like “DeSantamonious” come out of his mouth.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:52 am #

      Lol… A president with old age dementia and the VP with stroke induced dementia.

      That will suit the real president just fine. (Barry Soetero).

  8. SomeoneInAsia November 18, 2022 at 9:47 am #

    Hey everyone, just to share a little something with you, you might like to check out Vaughan Williams’ 6th Symphony, which really seems to capture fully the mood and zeitgeist of the world we all now live in — even though it was composed during the early 20th century. You can check it out at Youtube. Start from the 2nd movement. Sounds almost like a musical depiction of the horrors of trench warfare. The quiet and eerie final movement has in turn been thought of by some as depicting a world left lifeless by a nuclear war. Very dark and depressing (and prophetic?) music.

    • megabeth November 18, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      Sounds uplifting.

    • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

      I love Vaughan Williams. However, at the other end of the scale, he wrote so lovely music that will set the most troubled mind at ease. Try “A Lark Ascending” or “Fantasia on a Theme”. Their beauty reminds us of what is REALLY important at the end of the day.

  9. HowardBeale November 18, 2022 at 10:01 am #

    “Woke-Jacobin turpitude”
    That–THAT–is why you are my favorite writer.
    Stuff like that.

    • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

      Sounds like the surname of one of Soros’s creepy DA candidates: Letitia Woke Jacobin.

    • KesaAnna November 18, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

      I have not a shred of doubt that he borrowed Jacobin from me.

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

        Big talk, Kesa! Hope he did. I would love if he ever borrowed a word from me. Probably not gonna happen though.

  10. Jigplate November 18, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    When We’re loping through the burned out suburbs eating each other, I wonder if we’ll look back on FTX as the last jenga block that brought the whole thing down.

    • JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Until something knocks down the protective barrier put around the actors in the Deep State, the entire thing will be swept under the rug in the AGs office.

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

      Agreed. FTX is a trigger, a deliberate controlled collapse.

      The Mortgage Meltdown had a deliberate trigger too, a $2 Trillion short of the ABS derivatives index.

      One day to the next, nobody in the LIBOR casino knew what their bets were worth. Credit markets froze, the bloodstream stopped.

      The Lockdown accomplished the same thing; rather than halting the bank’s overnite adjustments, they stalled the whole economy.

      What I fear is a pension cascade, instead of a derivatives cascade.
      The municipals will start delaying their bills.

      And voila!
      The Fed Reserve announces a Fedcoin digital dollar.
      The petrodollar has had its run.

  11. Zoltar November 18, 2022 at 10:08 am #

    Once again, kudos to Jim for another magnificent job of information gathering, sorting-out, and connecting-the-dots. In terms of justice, I do not believe for a moment that any of these malefactors will face so much as a slap on the wrist, but he’s spot-on in forecasting a depression with no visible horizon.

    Are we citizens complicit in having let these bastards get away with so much for so long? What could we have done about it all? Damifino.

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

      I waited and searched for a wrap-up like this. And then….

      Magnificent, Kunstler. Man, when James dishes, that man flat *delivers*!

  12. Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    “Coincidentally”, on the heels of this FTX disaster, the Fed has announced a “12 week CBDC program” as a trial run. This is the much anticipated ‘Digital Dollar’ for those who don’t know what CDBC is.
    Central Bank Digital Currency. Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it? ‘Ol Andy Jackson is rolling in his grave.

    All your favorite banks are a part of this ‘trial run’. Wells Fargo…Chase…Citibank…etc…

    It’s all just so special! One would think there’s a plan.

    Bwahahahahaha…..

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      I wonder what Tom Luongo will have to say about this.

      James, can you get him on a podcast to provide some insight?

      He has steadfastly opined that the US central banks are NOT on board with the CBDC and the WEF program.

      Is it possible that they are now too scared not to get with the agenda?

      OK, I am making a CASH DASH to the savings bank right now!!

      Cash Rules.

      • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:24 am #

        Tom Luongo is not always correct. It’s a shocker, I know.

        • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:05 am #

          Agree, and he’s too wrapped up in his biases.

          • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

            As we all are, Mary, unfortunately. Except for me, of course! 🙂

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

            LOL

        • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

          Agreed. He is deffo worth listening to, but he does tend to have these massive flights of fancy. He was really full on for crypto and used to get very angry at anyone who questioned whether it really was the best thing since sliced bread. I certainly hope he is right about the Fed and East Coast banks.

      • BuckeyeDoug November 18, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        Islander – you raise a lot of good points. Regarding cash, isn’t the point to require CBDC to replace it? How long will the good ol’ greenback be viable?

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:33 am #

          I think if all goes according to plan, cash will not be viable by the end of next year.

          We’ll see how the American……people react. I’m not hopeful.

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:06 am #

            As long as they can wave their chip and get food & unlock their front doors I think they’ll be good with it.

          • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

            If you stand in a long supermarket queue, you will notice already how few of the sheep pay with cash. All they want is convenience. A CBDC will be right up their streets. However, on the positive side, if they come to pass, I see a massive alternative economy opening up. Could actually end up a good thing.

          • Ron Anselmo November 19, 2022 at 1:01 am #

            @HTW

            They can’t pay with cash because they’re flat-ass broke. Some pay with credit cards – borrowing to buy groceries at interest – and some with EBT (debit) cards, loaded by US taxpayers.

            Agreed on the alternative economy, as long as it can stay a “free market” – barter or otherwise – with an alternative currency that has “value”.

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        He says the Fed has some opposition to big finance.

        Latest podcast, suggests FTX was a big finance op, so not so much to do with the Fed, right..

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:35 am #

          A finance op run by whom? The CIA?

          If so, I’m sure the Fed and the CIA never collude on anything.

          Yeah.

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 18, 2022 at 10:38 am #

            By Goldman Sachs et al

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:44 am #

            Well, there’s even a higher chance of collusion between Goldman Sachs and the Fed than the CIA and the Fed.

            I think Tom L. is just wrong on this issue.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:46 am #

            It is the New York branch of the Fed that is primarily behind the CBDC. It is the one that is doing this ‘pilot program’.

          • gustafson.robert.22 November 18, 2022 at 11:59 am #

            The idea on his cast was that FTX as a company might have been designed by trad finance players to delegitimize non bitcoin crypto and suck money out of that market too.

            Also to launder Dem money, and possibly include Davos digital currency strategizing as well.

            No Fed or CIA though.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            Oh…..That actually makes sense. Could be true.

            They are a bunch of sneaky snakes for sure.

            Add this to the Impeachment Hearings McCarthy!

            Yeah…Not holding my breath.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:13 pm #

            In other words, Mr. Gustafson, totally Fed / CIA (bank/intel octopus), or T. Luongo will meet his maker.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 11:58 am #

        I meant, “US *commercial* banks” are not on board with CBDC, since it is predicated on the elimination of commercial banks.

        • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

          Agreed, Islander. I can’t imagine Jamie Dimon et al giving up their power to a creep like Schwab.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

        Cash rules but Coal is King. All hail the Black Gold!

    • gustafson.robert.22 November 18, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      I’ll just continue keeping nothing but monthly-expense money in the bank system.

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:19 am #

      G20 vax passport agreement.

      Digital programmable currency being trialed.

      Digital IDs being rolled out.

      “Conspiracy theorists” are 10/10 now.

      When does the Rednut arrive?

      • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Zero Republicans bothering to do anything about it.

      • GreenAlba November 18, 2022 at 11:06 am #

        Atlantic Council CBCD global development tracker:

        atlanticcouncil.org/cbdctracker/

        • GreenAlba November 18, 2022 at 11:06 am #

          I expect the Atlantic Council are conspiracy theorists too.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:15 am #

            No, they’re conspiracy makers. Or, facilitators.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            Sly, dear Alba, so sly.

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:31 am #

        Yep they are going for all the gold:

        https://celiafarber.substack.com/p/4dc

    • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

      Digital money. The elimination of cash. Between that and the force-feeding of electric vehicles, your money and your movement will be controlled. There goes the underground economy, too.

  13. mitchellc November 18, 2022 at 10:18 am #

    Alfred – I’ve been wondering if it’s EVER been what it seemed. I’m leaning, “no.”

    Ah, slowly slowly the informed people creep towards the answer. Why do the 50-60s generations believe theirs was a unique, mythical period of ethics and morailty in th USA?

    Go back and read why the mexican war was opposed, what twain was really saying about post civil war corrupt politics, why the progressive movement flourished, what mencken, butler, et al remarked about post ww1 society.

    And then magically, everything was perfect and fair, that is until viet nam and the endless mena wars that have now transitioned to russia. Eisenhowers warning speech anyone?

    I guess I’ll keep saying it: until you finally accept that this period is not unique nor special, you will be forever locked into a chamber of denial, anger and depression. Only you can choose to finally embrace the truth and be free.

    Once there, you will see this is all a silly sideshow. The big tent is prepping overshoot, depletion and degradation as the featured act. Already, dress rehearsals are underway in ukraine to contest who will control the globes last great stores.

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:21 am #

      “The big tent is prepping overshoot, depletion and degradation as the featured act.”

      Your hoaxes are simply their cover stories.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      Speaking of the Mexican-American War, this is a quote from Senator John C. Calhoun who initially supported it: “A deed has been done from which the country will not be able to recover for a long period of time, if ever; it has dropped a curtain between the present and the future, which to me is impenetrable.”

    • Amman November 18, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

      You can exert your self more to answer the sorry questions. Yes, go head, everything is fair and normal now.

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

      Things were never better than they are now? Yes they were.

      Were they often as bad or worse than now? Oh yes.

      Western Civilization is worth keeping. It is/was a Tower that rose out of the mud that people like you love so much.

  14. benr November 18, 2022 at 10:20 am #

    Speaking of fraud and consequences of engaging in this.
    Looks like the Dems are ready to toss Joe Biden and hunter under the bus.
    The GOP is finally looking at Ukrainian Burisma fraud involving Joe and Hunter.

    • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:37 am #

      .msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fbi-director-wray-refuses-to-say-if-alleged-hunter-biden-criminal-activity-is-russian-disinformation/

      Yep, the walls are starting to close in.

      I wonder of our cackling VP is starting to panic at the prospect of actually having to do something.

      • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:38 am #

        I wonder if Dopey Joe even has a clue?
        I also wonder if as dim as he is he knows if he plays the dementia card he might escape going to jail.

        msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-white-house-spent-months-prepping-for-legal-response-against-house-gop-oversight-report

        • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:44 am #

          He’s already called it a conspiracy theory.

          Case closed, bro.

      • messianicdruid November 18, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

        I would like to propse a celebration on 1-6-23 for Bidens resignation.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      Michele Obama has suddenly been mouthing off in the MSM.

      • megabeth November 18, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        Oh, eff her. She makes me wanna woof in my fez.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        Tucker promised to read some of her dissertation on air, but never did. It’s supposed to be a belly laugh, filled with grammatical errors as well as logical fallacies. Ditto for that of Dr Jill.

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

        Oh, has Big Mike taken over the reins from his little wimpy husband?

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

          At last, we’ll have a real man back in office.

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:45 pm #

            Ha!

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      That’s for show, as usual.

      My prediction is after some big talk, it will collapse. Because the Dems are still holding the reins. Jo Jo Magoo should have been ousted over a year ago. His family’s scandals are as huge as it gets. And yet.

    • cbeard November 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      I would be willing to make a life changing large wager that nothing will be done about Burisma fraud or any other political shenanigans.

    • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

      I think it was Macron who was quoted as saying that BIden would be removed after January, so that the replacement could be in charge for 10 years.

      At the time (over a year ago) I thought that Biden would not be able to be propped up until then, but it sure looks like it.

      Just two more months and then he can go back into his basement without that annoying voice in his ear.

      • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:12 pm #

        A replacement president for 10 years? Sounds like our American system political system is going to undergo some changes.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

          No, the vice finishes out the first term, but as long as it is less than 2 years, she (or whoever they replace her with) will be eligible for 2 more terms.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

          I am assuming that they will also steal the next elections.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

            That makes sense.
            2 1/2 terms for a second FDR; similar to the stunt his uncle Teddy pulled.

            FDR was our first Socialist diktator; uncle Ted, looking around a world filled with empires, saw an American empire awaiting.

    • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      I’m sure Mitch and Kev are huddling as we speak to agree on the syntax and diction of that strongly worded letter they are going to send FJB.

  15. Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    “FLORIDA – DeSantis saying what ALL democratic countries should say “The WEF policies are dead on arrival”

    The people will decide! Not have their lives decided for them, by elites, NGOs and corporations who want to decide your life for you!”

    https://twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1593615318299049984?cxt=HHwWgICwvYms1J0sAAAA

    DeSantis stating it publicly. Bravo. Will the cud-chewers awake?

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      Awaken.

      Exqueeze me.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        I think “awake” is OK.

        “Wachet auf” is translated as “Sleepers, awake!”

        That *could* be translated as “Cud-chewers, awake!”

        Which seems like a pretty good watchword these days . . .

        Except for the gratuitous slur on ruminants . . . ((:-))

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

          That’s what young Paul Atreides heard in his mind’s ear on Dune!

          And of course who could forget, Deutschland, Erwache!

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

            Germans do not capitalize verbs.

            It must be hard to be a Nazi who can’t speak German.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 5:50 pm #

            Lol….

          • KesaAnna November 18, 2022 at 7:05 pm #

            So maybe he should have put

            ” Deutschland, Erwache! ” in quotation marks ?

            Certainly ” Erwache ” was capitalized on manufactured SA and SS banners .

            When it comes to slogans , and artistic presentation , whether something is precisely grammatically correct is not necessarily here or there.

            It isn’t, ” Make America great again ”

            It is , ” Make America Great Again ”

            It isn’t , ” Black lives matter ”

            It is , ” Black Lives Matter ”

            And so on.

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

            Indeed Owl, indeed. But I do my best. What excuse do actual German speakers have? None!

            Kesa: Thank you for stepping in.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:47 am #

            What excuse is needed? You are and were wrong.

          • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

            About German grammar? Perhaps. Not unlikely. But you are wrong about just about everything important.

            Your values are those of Corporate Capitalism – the same philosophy as the Global Slave Masters. How can you be not be essentially wrong about everything? And to the extent you are ever right, it’s just part of this greater super structure of wrongness, serving to prop it up in your own mind and the unfortunates who listen to you.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

            Jarek lashing out like a limp noodle.

            All because he can’t tell us what the earth’s “carrying capacity” is.

            Lecture me more, Stormfront bro. We know why you want depop.

    • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      Nancy Pelosi is saying she wants to move to Florida.
      DeSantis should ban her from moving to Florida.

      • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        Homeless problem in CA is too much for her? Doesn’t like the shit on the streets?

        How un-woke of her!

        • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:59 am #

          Wants to keep her husband away from rough trade.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:03 am #

            DeSantis should tell her that hubby can’t come within 50 miles of south beach.

      • SW November 18, 2022 at 10:52 am #

        And dear Nancy is handing over the gavel to some poor stooge who’ll have the “honor” of handing it to Kevin McCarthy when he takes over. She doesn’t even have enough class to perform that duty. Of course she’s deserting California after she’s squeezed every drop she can out of it. May she meet a hungry alligator.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        Please, don’t give him the idea of sending her to Martha’s Vineyard!!

      • MimiTN November 18, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

        She already bought a house on Hobe Sound in Florida.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      Finally!

    • Graham November 18, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      Thankfully we have the same movement in Alberta and Saskatchewan with those premiers coming out and defaming anything WEF. The show will be how the fight, against those brave premiers, will unfold by those scumbags that tow the Schwabite line.

    • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

      DeSantis was the real winner of the midterms. He gave a clear example of how a leader should lead. I hope he stays in Florida and keeps it strong. When the whole sh*thouse burns down, the only thing that will save us are strong states like FL.

  16. gusgus2021 November 18, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    I remember my garbage brother in law made 30k on Crypto ,and bought a miner etc,I briefly thought about looking at starting to get into it.
    Upon looking at a FTX style company website ,or in FTX I thought this looks very sketchy to say the least ,I never got why after 2008 people still believe a word these people say.

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

      He bought a miner? Am I the only confused one?

      • benr November 18, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

        To farm crypto currency requires a fairly powerful computer with as high end of graphics card as you can afford.
        Each coin is encrypted and essentially to own it you either have to break the encryption or purchase it from someone who already has.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

          So many miners are moving to Texas for the cheap electricity, they’re about to crash the Texas grid.

        • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

          What a bizarre game. Is anything useful ever constructed or built?

          The Starship Enterprise went to a planet where war was conducted humanely by means of war game. After every battle, so many civilians would go to execution chambers to fulfill the quota of deaths the game had decreed.

          The war had been going on for centuries….

  17. JohnAZ November 18, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    I believe that business schools teach that a “legitimate” business plan is to drive Ponzi schemes into bankruptcy and to take their “share” after suffering the punishment for their activity.

    It is all power, requires large reaches of rich and powerful people.

    It also requires the absolute stupidity of the people duped by the investment schemes, a situation widely discussed on this blog.

    BTW, anyone notice the similarity between Bankman-Fried’s little Caribbean empire and Jeff Epstein?

    Hmmmm?

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

      As Madoff said, he did nothing that the Fed didn’t do. And Bank Man could say the same. Why should one group of criminals have a monopoly on preying on the American people?

      As you know, the Fed is just a consortium of European/American banks and bankers. Why discriminate against younger Tribesmen?

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

      Suppressed rumors trying to surface that FTX was also covering for the top-tier child trafficking ring.

  18. Disaffected November 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    Namely, a company run by a handful of twenty-something drug freaks with no idea what they were doing, no record-keeping, and a slime trail of misappropriated investor’s funds leading to Kiev and Geneva through various crooked American political action committees, and the halls of Congress — with echos in ballot harvesting shenanigans which shaped the outcome of this month’s US elections.

    LOL! Those wily youngsters! What will they think of next? Almost admirable the sheer hutzpah on display here. What can you say? They learned from the best!

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      All they had to do was follow mummy & daddy’s orders. They were raised to be scumbag grifters.

      • SW November 18, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        I agree Mary. No doubt their super-duper-smart parents are devout atheists who encouraged their kids to believe there was no such thing as right or wrong and only they had the right to set rules for their own lives. So what if it destroyed other people and was based on lies? Part of nihilism is the premise there’s no such thing as truth. These two odd looking people are the poster children/semi-adults for situational ethics and where it leads.

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:12 pm #

          They do have an ethos: Not against your own. That’s why Madoff was brought to justice.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:34 pm #

            The NYTimes is hosting a symposium of Bankman-Fried, Zelensky, Larry Fink, and Janet Yellen.

        • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

          What struck me after reading James’s rendering of the Fried family tree is that NONE of them in the whole extended family had a job that a normal person would be proud of. Grifters and parasites one and all.

        • KesaAnna November 18, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

          In my experience Atheists are either solid ” Get Tough on Crime ” types , or perpetual social justice warrior types , or both.

          Which is to say that in their world view typically whether you chose coffee or bottled water is a moral issue.

          Right and wrong is something they never tire of parsing.

          The trouble comes in when you ask WHERE / BASED ON WHAT this right and wrong ?

          They will tell you that creeds also are subject to evolution .

          No jaywalking , and fishing licenses , evolved because they were conducive to the welfare of the species.

          Of course theories like ; sociopaths tend to rise to the top , do not fit this greater good evolutionary sceme.

          As likewise they certainly at least are no improvement on theology when they preach the greater good , when they could have accomplished the greater good just as well by going to work at Burger King.

          Instead they spend thousands of dollars of other people’s money so they can get college degrees , so they can practice anything but altruism in their own lives.

          They preach altruism and the greater good , but they want themselves paid 25 to 300 dollars an hour to preach it.

  19. MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    What an excellent breakdown of the FTX scandal, James, thank you! And how can you miss with an opening quote by CJ Hopkins?

    Woke Jacobin turpitude – the most apt descriptor for the architects of this absolute clusterfuck.

    Was it all orchestrated in order to bring down/rein in bitcoin and other crypto, and also help to collapse our system of currency at the same time? Or, perhaps, the scheme was caught in time before it was able to fulfill its mission? I can’t wait to hear more as it unfolds.

    A stoner 20-something shlub at the helm is the cherry on top of this. They don’t even try any more with their scapegoat junior generals, do they?

    It is beyond the scandal of the year. Amazingly one hears very little about it in the mainstream media. Gee, what a surprise!

  20. benr November 18, 2022 at 10:33 am #

    It’s a conspiracy theory that Sodium Floride added in the water serves a dual role as tooth protectant and also makes you more compliant.

    However legalizing weed across the board federally defiantly makes people easier going and prone to be being duped.

    msn.com/en-us/news/politics/congress-sends-its-first-marijuana-bill-to-president-biden

    Dude it’s legal!
    Wake N Bake coming to the house near you soon.

    • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      defiantly oh boy don’t grill me Q!
      definitely should be the word used.

    • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      I already have a Wake N Bake. It was a birthday present. A bong and coffee cup built together. Just the thing to start out a Clusterfuck Morning with.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

        Leave off the pipe! It just increases your mental self indulgence. You can’t handle it.

      • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

        I WANT ONE

  21. Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:36 am #

    My intuition tells me that Barbara Fried’s political organization and the major voting fraud organization Biden told us about are very likely one and the same.

    • benr November 18, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      Oh yes that gaff where he told the actual truth for once that everyone all but ignored.

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:42 am #

      Nice, Beryl. I got me some truth goosebumps when you said that, and the goosebumps have yet to let me down.

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

      Quite possible

      This is the kind thing that Polly St. George is very good at ferreting out.

  22. Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 10:41 am #

    Ex-Pfizer Vice President Dr. Yeadon:

    Does not believe there was ever a virus pandemic. Pandemic was fake.

    https://twitter.com/EleftheriaElpis/status/1593585641845047300?cxt=HHwWiICy1dbsxp0sAAAA

    Indeed, Mike.

    The greatest hoax in human history.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 10:53 am #

      Not too long ago he would’ve been canceled by Twitter for saying this.

      (Boo hoo…..muh mass firings and rage quitting at Twitter right now).

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

        I just got banned from Twitter for something that was completely pedestrian. So, no, Twitter has not improved. It’s the same vile cesspool it’s always been.

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

          Well, I’ve always thought Musk is a trojan horse of sorts. I don’t know why so many “conservatives” buy into his BS.

          I did think he’d at least “improve” Twitter’s banning policy for a few months. You know, for show.

          Looks like he’s going to completely crash it instead the way things are looking. But, at least a lot of IT wokesters are having to get back into the real economy.

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

            Musk is a billionaire playing tricks on the little people for yuks, as they all do.

            Why anyone thinks he’s some benevolent super hero is beyond me.

            He’s a dedicated transhumanist with a satan-worshipping mom, who tortured monkeys and pigs in an effort to figure out what it would take to program human brains.

            Yes, by all means, let’s all worship him!

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

            Pale Elon is great at selling the ruling class their own fantasies.

            The secret of secrets is, he’s The Man Who Fell To Earth.

            He’s not trying to get to Mars.
            He’s trying to get *back* to Mars.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:38 am #

            Jason Bermas has amassed a collection of dirt on the guy. And he is hard to fault when it comes to research and putting together a logical case for any given subject.

            Jury is still out for me though.

            No quesiton that Musk got to where he is through connections, and that most of his fortune came directly from government contracts, but I still can’t quite put him in the villain category just yet.

            Time will tell.

        • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

          What exactly?

    • SW November 18, 2022 at 11:16 am #

      I’m afraid, Night Owl, there’s a bigger one on the way. Zelensky attempted a false-flag operation in Poland that even the US had to immediately squash as it would have led to all out war with Russia. But until Zelensky is removed and a less insane puppet put in place, the world is in danger. This man is so incredibly reckless and out of touch with the consequences of starting an even bigger war that he should worry us.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

        Z is even guilt-tripping/threatening Israel these days. Gimme more more more!!

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

          Well, I guess Z forgot that as a Jew he should be able to create his own Golems to fight for him.

          Might even serve him better than his now dead and/or captured Nazi Battalions.

          Poor dear.

          Oh well, his Uncle Joes will keep sending him billions soon. (Biden and McCarthy).

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

            Lol… I renamed Kevin McCarthy.

            Oh no! Is Brandon’s dementia rubbing off?

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

          Again, that’s the real story being chronicled in the Old Testament, a repeat over and over of Israel versus Judea.

          A race war between half- breeds.
          Racial purity was never the point; the function is access to desirable breeding stocks, with which to replenish or harvest.

          A nomadic herdsman culture versus a landed farmer’s culture.

          Before the Adam/Eve story, was “Inanna prefers the farmer.”

          (Adam/Eve are Duzumid/Ninil, the polytheistic Abraham’s pantheon, Semitic male over Aryan female.)

          Inanna represents the vied after Aryan breeding stock.   Here the Aryan farmer Enkimdu and the Semitic shepherd Dumuzid vie for her hand. 

          Enkimdu’s naive good nature leads to Dmumzid “gathering the bride.” This is reflected in the annual Akkadian “divine marriage” rite, reenacting crafty Duzumid’s victory over unwitting Enkimdu.

          (Sargon of Akkad and the Semitic kings commanding the loyalties of Aryan Benjamites- Esther was probably one, pimped out to Haman, then Xerxes- are the Snake in the Garden story.)

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 6:10 pm #

            Credit for this goes to Mark Brahmin of theapolloniantransmission(dot)com, under “The Cult of the Bride Gatherers”.

            Extensive semantic study of storytelling as “esoteric moralizing” (hidden messages using the emotive power of morality, not reason.)

            Culture war; war without weapons.
            None could match the weaponry of the very people who invented metals.
            Wit, guile, rumour, and then literacy became the weapon of choice in securing the highest prize in the known universe: Aryan females.

            Properly read, Esau is the larger Aryan-descent demographic. Even the God was outwitted to win a Covenant.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

            The story of Cain and Abel, in which God prefers Abel’s offerings of animals from the flocks to Cain’s offering of agricultural products, is another example.

            Some passages in the Old Testament seem to be asserting the superiority of pastoralists versus agriculturists–or the divine preference for pastoralists over agriculturists. Here and there, the Bible rejects the idea of eating cakes made from grains–a dainty food item enjoyed by the Canaanites.

            One of my neighbors out here in the country is convinced that God intended for people to be pastoralists and to eat a diet of mostly meat and dairy–and that the Bible says so. He has experimented with cows and goats, and has recently moved on to raising sheep. He’s doing interesting stuff in the way of land restoration and rotational grazing. He also occasionally presents (on Facebook) the math supporting his ability to produce a heck of a lot of high-quality calories per acre with grazing animals.

            He’s a fundamentalist Christian of a very deep dye. Nice guy with some odd beliefs.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

        He is a classic grade-A psychopath. He would burn the whole world just to stay in power a few more months. I’m amazed the Ukrainian people haven’t burnt this guy yet.

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

      A new Hoax for a new generation.

  23. Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 10:43 am #

    Speaking of beautiful people, Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen are caught up in the FTX mess.

    They seemed to get divorced in a big hurry.

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      I wondered about that . . .

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Larry David and another celeb is caught up in it too. Oh, its an NBA player. Whats-His-Name with the Warriors.

      I doubt this had anything to do with Brady’s divorce. That had been in the works for about six months, at least. When he “un-retired” that was his way of saying, “Babe, you’re still kinda hot, but you’re not 25 anymore. I want that DiCaprio action! He has it down like a science!”

      (She made it known last year that he either retire or it’s over. So, he gave his answer).

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

      He plugged FTX at the Super Bowl or something. Could that be why she’s trying to disaffiliate from him asap – or at least the final straw?

  24. Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 10:55 am #

    Inflation? Vehicle shortages? The housing market run?

    The answer: PPP Loans
    The narrative: “supply-chain”
    The public: “uh-huh”

    Go ahead, have a search online! Neighbors, friends, family with businesses: they’re “forgiven’ loan records are online.

    Hundreds of thousands to millions in free $

    Is there any question why we hand a run on homes, cars, boats, vacation homes, and electronics at the tail end of COVID?

    COVID hysteria ushered in a hysteria that/to beget the RESET

    And those who thought they could weather the money devaluing printing & distribution madness dove into the crypto trap.

    As if the big banking syndicates and world treasuries did not have a plan for gaining control of it.

    And crypto failure and fraud will beget the government oversight (but Bitcoin/crypto promised me anonymity!) Well, suckers are born every moment. TOLD YOU SO: this is the game-plan

    “This is going to be a clusterfuck for the ages, and will propel the USA into a depression with no visible horizon”

    there is a horizon, we just can’t see it from down here, but those in the rarefied air have been locked on it for quite some time

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:09 am #

      Some people far more in-the-know than myself believe that Bitcoin was an Op from the beginning. To get people accustomed to digital currency. (Yeah, anonymity my ass. Lol…)

      The secrecy to the identity of who actually created it is a big tell.

      I briefly played around with BTC in 2021 for about six months. I got out when my Spidey senses were tingling. I didn’t lose any money thankfully. Got out just in time.

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:21 am #

        I didn’t trust it from day 1. People kept saying it was ‘safe’ and I’m thinking, right, safe from the people who can take over anything and everything? Not buying it.

        • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

          Agreed. What warned me off was that no-one seemed to know who the geezer who invented it was. He has a name – Satoshi – but he seemed incredibly shy and retiring. If crypto was the game changer it was made out to be, its inventor would have been hogging the limelight and grabbing every photo op, just like other inventors of amazing products have done.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:17 pm #

            “Satori” means “no one”.

            Hitori Satoshi could read as “son of no one”, or “man from nowhere”, couldn’t it?

            Never seen in public. Complete unknown.

            He could be entirely a fiction, like Q.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        I read a couple of looooong articles on Bitcoin, including I think one in the London Review of Books.

        No matter how hard i tried I just couldn’t understand it!

        So, I have never been tempted to dip my toe in there. Also, cryptocurrencies use a horrendous amount of electricity.

        I assume that CBDC will be the same, actually. How will that work out when the wind stops blowing and the sun is hiding behind a cloud and and and . . . ????

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

          CBDC will not be “mined” like BTC.

          • Islander November 18, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

            Are you saying that the “mining” Bitcoin is what uses electric power?

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 1:27 pm #

            Yes. It’s all done with computers and servers. I don’t know the details enough to really break it down, but it does use a huge amount of electricity. I’m sure you can find a tutorial on YT, or somewhere on the net that explains it.

        • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

          People will starve because of ‘glitches’ that is what will happen.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

        Matthew 25: 14-30

        The Parable of the Talents
        14 “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[a] and entrusted to them his property. 15 To one he gave five talents,[b] to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. 16 He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. 17 So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. 18 But he who had received the one talent went and dug in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 Now after a long time the master of those servants came and settled accounts with them. 20 And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ 21 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.[c] You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 22 And he also who had the two talents came forward, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me two talents; here, I have made two talents more.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’ 24 He also who had received the one talent came forward, saying, ‘Master, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you scattered no seed, 25 so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. Here, you have what is yours.’ 26 But his master answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant! You knew that I reap where I have not sown and gather where I scattered no seed? 27 Then you ought to have invested my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received what was my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him and give it to him who has the ten talents. 29 For to everyone who has will more be given, and he will have an abundance. But from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

        Jarek: If you never invest, you never make a wrong investment! Ditto with voting…..

        Of course the parable presupposes a valid system. There may well be times to be bury the coin. The Shaw brothers fled Communist China, leaving their gold in the ground. They worked as cooks in Hong Kong. Then one foggy night they rowed back to retrieve it. No more cooking. They open their movie studio and made martial arts movies.

        But of course Christ’s parable remains true at a deeper level and in general.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

        He is a classic grade-A psychopath. He would burn the whole world just to stay in power a few more months. I’m amazed the Ukrainian people haven’t burnt this guy yet.

      • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

        Good post, Mick. I feel the same. Had a whiff of “something for nothing,” which always means you are going to end up with nothing if you give up something.

  25. Irish November 18, 2022 at 10:57 am #

    That’s some outstanding journalism right there. Scary as hell, but outstanding nonetheless.

    • Beryl of Oyl November 18, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Yes. Telling it like it is.
      As reporting was meant to be.

  26. Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 11:03 am #

    Every big scandal of the last 4 years has been touted as “The One That’s Going to Bring it All Down!” The MSM has buried them all, and the non-existant attention span of the average Joe Public has done the rest. I will therefore hold my breath and try to rein in my cynicism before believing that this really IS the Big One.

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      Well, I am starting to see it as death by 1000 cuts. All of those other scandals and disasters weakened the structure. One is bound to bring it all down.

      Like Jenga.

      • crudgemudgeon November 18, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

        Mary, exactly, or like boiling frogs. Incremental repression. The logic I guess is, if we didn’t react to the last cut or turn of the stove knob, why would we react to this one.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

          “But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That’s the difficulty. If the last and worst act of the whole regime had come immediately after the first and smallest, thousands, yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked—if, let us say, the gassing of the Jews in ’43 had come immediately after the ‘German Firm’ stickers on the windows of non-Jewish shops in ’33. But of course this isn’t the way it happens. In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D.”

          w.goodreads.com/work/quotes/963585-they-thought-they-were-free-the-germans-1933-45

          • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

            “To live in this process is absolutely not to be able to notice it—please try to believe me—unless one has a much greater degree of political awareness, acuity, than most of us had ever had occasion to develop. Each step was so small, so inconsequential, so well explained or, on occasion, ‘regretted,’ that, unless one were detached from the whole process from the beginning, unless one understood what the whole thing was in principle, what all these ‘little measures’ that no ‘patriotic German’ could resent must some day lead to, one no more saw it developing from day to day than a farmer in his field sees the corn growing. One day it is over his head.”

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            Excellent post.

            Incremental frog-boiling, indeed.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:27 pm #

            Monstrous. The Revelation of the Method. The author you quote is a satanic monster.

            The reason why they believe their own bullsh*t: “our own would never lie to us.”

            The entire grand fraud has ruined them even more than it has ruined us.

          • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

            She is a committed Stalinist.

            Hitler dreamed of improving the human race. Stalin wanted to create the perfect worker by breeding humans with apes.

            It’s just guns and butter to Paula. Bread, not breeding much less every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Father.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

        Yep. Things will simply continue till they no longer can, getting grubbier around the edges with each passing week. Then one day, we’ll wake up and reality will be knocking at the door. The good news – if there is such a thing – is that all the schemers will be just as much under the rubble as the rest of us. No-one gets out of this alive.

    • MD3 November 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      I agree. Every affront, supposedly the line in the sand, is followed by an even greater one. The elites and the media gaslight and mock you as they tell you that there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, that the PATRIOT Act and surveillance state are here to protect your freedom, that there is no international pedophile ring and Epstein hung himself, that the “vaccines” are necessary, safe and effective, etc.

      I don’t see anything changing any time soon, except the composition of the country via mass genocide of the Remnant and their replacement with rootless, third-world peasants. The last group in this country with any claim to or support of the traditional republic is being intentionally killed off and replaced. The deplorables were very problematic to the regime. Fear not, they will be gone soon, and before they are gone, they have gamed the election system, so they will have no power and just sit and seethe until it is their turn to die.

    • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

      Yes, every day my husband tells me the NPR propaganda of the day and I tell him what’s going on in the internet world I inhabit.

      Today NPR was quite worried about beer in Qatar and children being forbidden to be mutilated in Alabama.

      I told him today’s CFN post. He hadn’t heard a word about the connections involved.

      It will be buried like the pipelines destruction, which was also not mentioned on NPR until a couple of days after and then buried.

      • malthuss November 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

        NPR=Death.

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

          NPR for NPCs

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

            Indeed, download the instruction set

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

      That is why I said from the start that the media is the greatest tool they have at their disposal.

      The system of mass propaganda is so refined in the West that most of the people in the West still don’t recognize it for what it is.

      • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

        NPCs are the B disk (before hard drives.)

  27. Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 11:08 am #

    Judging by the lamentations and pleas for justice emanating from the comment coterie I feel I must hasten to remind everyone that

    “rules are for the little people” is not some oversimplification or banal maxim.

    Just read the host’s and the countless online investigations into the FTX criminal enterprise, but don’t stop there, red on about Burisma and Hunter, but keep on going and research Paul Pelosi’s incredible stock picking record, and if still unsated read on about McConnell’s wife’s….

    • SW November 18, 2022 at 11:19 am #

      Boris Johnson got thrown out of office for ignoring the covid rules while enforcing them for everyone else over Christmas no less. But that’s a rarity and I’m not holding my breath for Hunter or the Big Guy to ever face a jury. And if the trial was in DC they’d never be convicted of anything.

      • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 11:32 am #

        Is that why, really?

      • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        ‘Ol Boris will be back. Just like Netanyahu is back.

        You can stab them with your steely knives, but you just can’t kill the beast.

        Or, in Israel’s case….Net that Yahoo.

        • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

          “Mmmpfh (stuffs chips in mouth), mmm, Build Back Beeetah! (Drinks beer) Mmpfh…”

          A trip down Covid Hoax memory lane.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:37 pm #

            Yes! Already the sheer madness is forgotten, yet the rule remains.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:33 am #

            Those moments are key to showing that this was all one big psychological operation.

            Getting people to associate food with the clot shot.

            They really do think we are dumb animals.

            Many are.

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

      ““rules are for the little people” is not some oversimplification or banal maxim.”

      More or less.

      Which is why we need to try to understand if there is a true “clash of the titans” as opined by Tom Luongo, when it comes to imposing the globalist agenda, esp. when it comes to money.
      .
      If so, this is war by another name.
      And wars have always been fought by the big guys, not the little guys. The deaths of the latter will be more indirect than in, say, Ukraine.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

        Not the little guys? The little guys are the pawns that do the actual fighting and dying for the most part.

        I suppose if the little guys can just realize they are pawns and not identify with any of it, they are somewhat innocent. And of course if they believe the cause if just – like the dupes who stormed Normandy Beach – they are not only innocent, but heroic. But a higher heroism is to See and not participate and face the music from the Masters and their minions.

        • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

          Islander, I do not think wars are fought by the big guys. I think they are created by, funded by, and planned by the “big guys”but are actually fought on the battlefields by the little people.
          The exception to this may be low-level crime lord turf wars where the people in-charge actually have skin in the game. Real skin and not merely money, reputation and political positioning.

          Jarek, recruiting numbers support your last point. Even with the introduction of an Eyepatch McCain specifically designed by the MIC to appeal to the young naive “operator” worshippers. Dying in pointless wars for the elites just isn’t cool and neither is Eyepatch McCain and his cheesy action recruitment movies.

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

            Have you seen the Alex Stein video where he confronts Crenshaw? Crenshaw tried to grab the mike but Stein is faster. Stein mocks him for being so slow, “I thought you were in the special forces. You’re so slow and small, Dan.”

            His final words, “You’re a dwarf”.

            To be fair, special forces guys are mostly on the smaller side. Small and medium sized guys can take more punishment and are stronger pound for pound.

            But certainly Crenshaw is a dwarf, mentally speaking.

          • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

            I was standing next to an ex-Marine sniper one day and he said something that annoyed me, so I went to give him a sideways kick.

            Before I knew it, my leg was up in the air and I was unable to move.

            Damn he moved fast! That training doesn’t go away.

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

            Did you know him or do you often kick people you don’t know?

            If he was a Spretsnaz, you would have left your husband in a heartbeat.

          • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Of course I knew him. Still do.

            And I didn’t mean actually kick, just a playful nudge. He just reacted from his training.

          • Islander November 20, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

            Edge,

            Please, surely it is obvious that when I said “big guys fight wars” I used it metaphorically.

            Not to mean that the contemporary big guys are out there on the battlefield or in the actual trenches.

            ????

      • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

        I will probably mangle this quote, but it goes something like:

        Wars are fought by people who don’t know each other, killing one another at the behest of people who do know each other, but don’t kill each other.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

          Oh damn, that’s a good one, Paula D.

      • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

        Not quickly, no. As mitchellc tries to say, this is war amongst the Cloud people, war amongst the gods.

  28. SW November 18, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    My vast fortune is being funneled into meager groceries, the electric bill, lawn care, insurance premiums and new tires for the car. The local news (run out of Sherman, TX by a bunch of extremely entertaining newspeople) had some real numbers on inflation we’re facing:

    eggs — up 43%
    butter — up 25%
    beef — up 18%

    You can trust your lyin’ eyes at the grocery store or Biden and Wall Street telling us it’s a mere 7 to 8%.

    Excellent article, Jim.

    • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      ggs — up 43%
      butter — up 25%
      beef — up 18%

      Now that is the sort of thing that will propel the USA into a depression with no visible horizon.

      A long emergency sort of thing.

      • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

        Wife told me to pick up bread & milk on my way home. Ok. Suddenly, I find a loaf of bread is a half loaf, at the same price a full loaf was a year ago.

        • elysianfield November 18, 2022 at 2:54 pm #

          BRH,
          At the local Wallyworld, a small bunch of anemic looking green onions…$1.50…about 30,40 cents an onion. Several other stores the same or higher.

        • U-731 November 18, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

          “Shrink-flation” is becoming a weekly event at the grocer’s. Almost all manufacturers seem to uniformly shrink their brands at the same time.

          Frozen vegetable packages have shrunk by 10-12% since the end of summer over a wide variety of brands. Peanut-butter jars have gone from 16 oz. to 15 oz. in the last week.

    • rainmaker November 18, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      Our local news reader woman said last night that the average price of Thanksgiving groceries was up 20% since last year, then she gave us a toothy grin and declared it was all good ‘cuz the price of fresh cranberries was 14% lower than last year. Yippee.

    • Woodchuck November 18, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

      What to do with the remainder of your fortune? I’d advise trading for a little old shack in the country with a barn, a shed, and maybe a small woodlot. Use wood for heating, including your kitchen stove. Stop with the lawn care, you won’t have neighbors next door to complain about your yard to start with. Gas once used for lawn mowing will now be going in rototillers instead for making okra, corn, and tomatoes in your back yard. Forget about the price of eggs, you need only to be concerned about the price of chicken feed for the henhouse. Forget about beef for the time being. Backyard hogs are easier for makin’ bacon, and you can possibly trade pork for butter and beef.

      Also no more playing golf, watching tv, driving to Dollywood, or arguing in CFN’s forum with rednuts etc. No time for that anymore. You won’t be needing new tires because the only driving you’ll be doing will happen one day out of the week when you co-ordinate with neighbors on a trip to town in a small truck. You’ll come back with sacks of animal feed, used tools, maybe some lumber, etc. All other traveling will happen no faster than 45 mph on a small 200 cc motorbikes via bad roads with potholes. Forget about flying anywhere, the skies will be quiet.

      • crudgemudgeon November 18, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

        That’s kind of what I’m seeing. I’m fixing rototillers chain saws and building sheds.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        Well said, Radagast!

        What does he do for fun? That’s where the trouble comes lies. As Pascal said, All of a man’s problems stem from the inability to sit quietly in his own room (or shack).

        If you shack up with Ellie May, you’ll end up as Jethro. Or with what’s her name, Lil Abner.

        • Woodchuck November 18, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          ” All of a man’s problems stem from the inability to sit quietly in his own room (or shack).”

          I’m predicting that small motorcycles and sex will still be in good supply during the Long Emergency. Sex will keep you happy in your room with your partner/mate – for a while – and the motorbikes will solve the problems of being restless and bored while sitting quietly at home.

          • John001 November 19, 2022 at 5:41 am #

            Don’t motorbikes also go electric by 2050? Just wondering.

            Also in the UK some surgeons call motorcyclists ‘kidney donors’.

            I prefer to travel on four wheels, when I can’t walk or get a train or bus. My 80 mpg, driving a 2008 diesel Skoda seems as economical as a motorbike and a lot safer. How do I do it? Fairly easy: moderate speeds, hypermiling techniques and not much driving in congested cities.

            The 1940s Citroen 2CV car would be even more economical than a modern 1250 kg car, if it was re-designed for an energy-scarce 21st.C (it only weighed 500 kg.) If our elite wanted to preserve basic personal travel, they’d have gone down the smaller vehicles + synthetic fuels route, I’m almost sure.

            But they didn’t. So I assume they don’t want us travelling at all.

          • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

            @ John001 – Right now, diesel is very expensive and the supply of it in the future for personal transport might be a problem. In times of shortages, diesel must first go for farming, barges, trains, ships etc. Only whatever is left after that will be available for personal use. If diesel consumption isn’t controlled or rationed in some way, we might all starve to death.

            By 2050, there won’t be any petroleum available to support the popular automobile culture we’ve constructed. I’m predicting fuel will still be available for high mpg motorbikes, rototillers, chainsaws, small construction equipment etc. But forget about driving everywhere in automobiles as we do today. The world will be a *much* larger place in 2050, Traveling 100 miles to go visit someone will be the same sort of adventure as traveling many thousands of miles today.

            It takes a lot of resources and energy to build a car, resources that won’t exist in the future. With a small motorbike, not so much. There’s *far* less metal, plastic, and rubber involved in building a bicycle or a simple small 250cc motorbike. It’s what I saw in Germany in the mid 50’s, and it’s the lifestyle Germany is heading back to as their new self imposed Morgenthau plan is being implemented . The Germans brought this lifestyle upon themselves in the 40’s, and they didn’t recover untill the 70’s when the car culture came back to Europe with a vengeance and **cked everything up a second time. Hitler’s dream of autobahns and a VW in every driveway became reality. And Hitler’s dreams sucked and ended in failure – as will “modern” Germany.

          • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

            @ John001 – about motorbike safety.

            I know and have known a lot of bikers, and many of them drive recklessly or used to in their youth – and I was one as well. I’d never ride like that again, as I’m too old to be sliding along pavement or into trees or guard rails in my 70’s.

            I follow some motorbike vloggers on you tube. One calling herself “itchy boots” has traveled over 100,000 kilometers in some 38 different countries and through some dangerous areas. She’s had some spills of course, that’s inevitable, but no serious accidents. It can be done safely for people using common sense and obeying all traffic laws. Such travel will be even more safe in the future as all the idiots and incompetent drivers currently on the roads will be removed in the future.

          • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 1:25 pm #

            One more at John001 and I’ll shut up about motorcycles.

            It was England that gave birth to the fast sportbike culture in the 1950’s with state of the art Brit made bikes called “cafe racers”. Back in the day when English mods vs. rockers commotions and riots made the news everywhere. Teenage British hooliganism! There was news in US newspapers about British motorcycle bad boys clad in black leather jackets riding and racing at top speed from one cafe to the next in the loop around London. The Ace Cafe was the favorite spot for the “Rockers” to hang out. British motorcycle technology was about the best in the world from the very beginning until Japan moved in and took over the market completely.

            Asia has a lot more small motorbikes on the road than we do here in the West. It’s probably that way because it’s all many people can afford as to motorized transport. If we manage to wreck our industrialized economies here in the West, we’ll be on various forms of two wheeled transport because nothing else will fit into our meager budgets.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:50 pm #

          The Tech wizards who understand the magic of the Lost World will have their own harems.

          May the Sisters of Mercy bring their herbs and healing arts to all, whether Woodsman, Riverfolk, Shepherd, or Salvager.

          • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 11:52 am #

            When I was in Catholic school, some of our teachers were nuns from the Sisters of Mercy outfit. All I can say about these nuns is they had little Mercy in them, and the only thing good about their outfits is they wore stuff that clicked and clacked as they were walking down the halls, sometimes with a sharp ear you could hear one coming before they acutally arrived, sort of like having a bell placed on a cat so that potential prey get a warning before getting pounced on.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            I never went to Catholic school, though I’ve heard many accounts of nuns being very harsh with kids.

            This always seems odd to me, as I went to a public elementary school (K-6) where every classroom was a SILENT classroom. One of my teachers once gave me a note to carry to another teacher on the third floor. I walked through most of the school, and it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop. The teachers rarely had to resort to harsh punishments to achieve this. You might have to stand in the corner or stay in from recess. There was this one really difficult kid who was frequently put in solitary (in the cloak room). I only recall one kid ever getting spanked during my elementary school years.

            I wonder why the nuns had so much trouble?

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

            @ Woodchuck:

            Maybe the kids in your school were Italians. They are very talkative. I think the boys, especially, require some convincing that they are not the cock of the block.

        • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

          Jethro never “shacked up” with Ellie Mae. You can see it in their body language. You can, can’t you?

          Did L’il Abner do the Bruce Jenner thing too? You’d think there’d be an age limit…

          • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:23 pm #

            Oh I know, they were siblings in the show. Don’t do this to me, bro. In the old L’il Abner cartoon there was an Ellie May type but I can’t remember her name.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 7:39 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            That was Daisy May.

          • Blackbird November 20, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

            Jethro and Ellie Mae were cousins. I’m just defending her honor.

        • Anthea November 19, 2022 at 12:11 am #

          @ Jarek:

          The business of doing stuff is absorbing, fascinating, and creative: building stuff, cutting firewood, growing vegetables, hunting deer and other game. None of these things are just mundane chores–just a cooking is endlessly fascinating to the cook. You imagine there is nothing much to know.

          Soapmaking is a good example of a seemingly mundane business of mixing fat with lye water and stirring it up, but it is actually endlessly fascinating. There are probably about a hundred fatty acids, each with its own particular properties. Some have special benefits for skin and hair. A skilled soapmaker develops a soap recipe with a fatty acid profile that is as nearly perfect as possible and selects a superfat percentage that is best for the soap’s intended use. She may include herbs, resins, extracts, or essential oils for their particular benefits. She may substitute goat milk or other milks for water. She may choose to use KOH instead of NaOH for certain applications.

          You master those areas of knowledge before you can even start nibbling at the edges of creativity in the way of colors, shapes, and fragrances.

          To do the superficially simple task of making soap and doing it well, you need to be a chemist (at least in a small way), an herbalist, a perfumer, and an artist in both colors and the plastic arts.

          And if you plan to sell that stuff, you’d better be a decent photographer, graphic artist (for packaging), and web designer. And presumably like any normal person, you can create an Excel spreadsheet and file a Schedule C.

          You are like that idiot politician Bloomberg, who said, “I could teach anybody, even people in this room, to be a farmer. It’s a process. You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn.”

          You are not even at the level of Jethro, in that you can’t do anything at all.

          • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

            Yes, that’s all fine – for you. Every level is infinite on its own plane, right? You love matter and are exploring its possibilities. A vaisya or producer in the Vedic system.

            You even corrupt Christianity to fit this, making Matter or “Mary” into the plenum or primordial matter of the Matrix. Then you smile at church as you sing hymns that you don’t believe in. To me you more like the Minotaur in the Maze, though he was male (unlike most classical monsters!).

            Christianity is not pantheism but rather panENtheism. The physical universe is not God in itself, but rather an “incarnation” of God – His (Her or It is fine too – but NOT in Christianity) lowest aspect, Malkuth in the Kabbalah. The most far flung emanation. To create, He had to withdraw Himself you see; to create a void. So all of creation, the many worlds and realms, is all a relative absence of Substance. You and your ilk attribute Substance to the lowest of things, mere matter. There is almost no Substance here at all….

            How did you get it so wrong!

            What I just gave you is a Treasure worth more than this very world. Don’t say I only hate you. Never say that!

          • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

            Ah, soap and soap making, and real soap vs. fake synthetic soap. I became a fan long ago of Dr. Bronner’s soaps made from various types of oils. Organic gardeners use Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap as a very mild but effective organic pesticide. Bugs hate peppermint. I started using it back in the 70’s when I was a backpacking hippie, it’s a totally biodegradeable soap that doesn’t pollute a stream you are bathing in. It ain’t cheap, but a little goes a very long way.

            Hillbillies around here used to make their own soap in the 1800’s. They had lots of wood ashes available for making lye, and plant and animal oils were available from local sources. Or you used lard from your own hogs for making soap. People had time for these activities in the 1800’s because they didn’t have tv, phones, or computers. My guess is that I would have been a lazy hillbilly and if I couldn’t buy soap from somebody somehow, I’d just stink.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            The material, created world is the Body of Christ. Your job here is to manifest heaven on earth, within your small sphere, using whatever comes to hand. There are many ways to do this. Your daily life offers such opportunities every minute of every day, and these opportunities will often be the most humble of duties: You could take out the trash and wash the dishes, for example. You will have these opportunities in your daily human contacts, in which you can do as St. Francis advises:

            Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:
            where there is hatred, let me sow love;
            where there is injury, pardon;
            where there is doubt, faith;
            where there is despair, hope;
            where there is darkness, light;
            where there is sadness, joy.
            O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
            to be consoled as to console,
            to be understood as to understand,
            to be loved as to love.
            For it is in giving that we receive,
            it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
            and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

            You can hardly be around people at all without having some occasion to put some of these precepts into action.

            I used to tell my kids that whenever they took their car into the shop, they should be sure to inquire about Bill’s kids and grandkids, where he went on vacation, etc. When I went with my youngest daughter to pick up her bogus car inspection–arranged by my buddy Mike–I reminded her to ask about his garden and his new table saw. In other words, be sure to treat people like people and not like things or conveniences. This is an especially good lesson for a high school kid, who may be a little fearful of the older folks and expect them to be harsh or disapproving. So my daughter duly asked about Mike’s new table saw and saw his eyes light up with pleasure. She saw that he was flattered that she–even though she was a mere kid–was interested in him and his doings, and that she saw him as a person.

            So there is that kind of work to be done in this sphere, to manifest heaven on earth. You can probably do it at Walmart.

            The purpose of the work you do in life is likewise a means or opportunity to manifest heaven on earth, as it is by this means that you provide physical necessities, and thus perform the corporeal works of charity: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead.

            Your work offer an opportunity to manifest beauty, as with the various arts and crafts. The manifestation of beauty of earth is the touch of the beatific vision.

            Neglect of your vocation in relation to material things and the material world–and of course the mere fact that you are present in this material world is proof that you have work to do here–is irreverence. It is irreverence for the Body of Christ.

            Ya’ dummy.

          • Jarek November 20, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            The World is the Body of Christ? Not according to any legitimate theology I’ve ever heard. That would be just more of your Wiccan pantheism, you heretic.

            There are many paths. I don’t deny the legitimacy of what you talk about. Physical beauty is important for some, for others it is not. One Saint was asked by a friend about the famed stations of the Cross statues in his church. He replied he had never looked at them.

            The real Gardens are above. Your beautiful gardens here have helped you to forget that. The name for that is Idolatry. Enjoying the paltry beauty here is fine, but it should be used to help us remember the greater beauties to come and the ultimate Beauty – his Face.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

            @ Woodchuck:

            Lard soap is actually excellent–very gentle on the skin. But most serious soapmakers prefer to mix it up a little on the oils, because plain lard soap doesn’t produce a very good lather. Hardly anyone makes lye from wood ashes any more, as there is no easy way to tell the strength of the resulting lye water, so your soap could be lye-heavy–or it could not have enough lye. Those old “granny” soaps of former times were often lye-heavy.

            Nowadays, we have online lye calculators, one of which is SoapCalc, to tell you how much lye to use. And you don’t have to wonder about the strength of store-bought lye.

            The type of lye obtained from wood ashes is KOH (potassium hydroxide) lye. KOH produces a very soft soap, and granny soapmakers often added quite a bit of salt to it, to harden it into bar form. But KOH soaps are much better for skin than NaOH (sodium hydroxide) soaps, which is what most people make. NaOH soaps are still much better for skin that syndet (synthetic detergent) bars.

            You use KOH to make liquid soaps. (You can’t make a decent liquid soap with NaOH; you get what is known as “snot soap.”) I’ve never checked, but I assume that Dr. Bronners is a KOH soap.

            Almost any KOH soap will clear up acne. (You should also use an exfoliating cloth or glove.) Most acne is caused by using syndet “soaps,” which are very harsh and drying, and the resulting dry skin clogs pores. Most dandruff and other scalp problems are caused by using syndet shampoos; they are too harsh and drying.

            Did you ever see an old photograph from the 1800s or early 1900s of someone with acne?

            Soap really isn’t that difficult or time-consuming to make. If you want to make a lard soap, go to the SoapCalc website, choose the Recipe Calculator tab, and go from there. Lard makes a very good liquid soap too. You just make it with KOH instead of NaOH and dilute with water. You can choose KOH in SoapCalc to get the recipe. Some drain cleaners are pure NaOH lye, and you can buy them at most hardware stores. (Check the label.) You’d have to order KOH online.

            If you want a fragrance, add your favorite essential oil. The correct amount (or at least the maximum recommended amount) is almost always 5% of the finished product. If you want color and you don’t want to buy mica colorants, you can use food coloring. There are also herbs that work, like turmeric or paprika, which you probably have in your kitchen. The main trouble with food coloring is that some of the colors change in soap, so you may not get the color you expected. Botanical colorants almost always fade, and also sometimes change in soap. The main way they change is to disappear altogether.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            We are ourselves manifestations of the the Divine in the microcosm. Jesus said so more than once. We are co-creators.

            The purpose of the sacraments is to inform us of the divinity that resides in ordinary material things. This has in fact been called the true “inwardness” of Christianity.

            You seem quite determined to avoid doing as you are commanded: to perform the corporeal works of mercy–which is often merely our daily work–and to show forth the Divine in all our doings. Jesus himself changed water into wine, fed the multitude with bread and fishes, healed the sick, and blessed ordinary food and drink with his Real Presence.

            You denigrate God’s creation by not acknowledging its divinity.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Actually, the Parable of the Talents, which you recently quoted, contradicts your stated views on this matter.

            The lesson there is that you ought to be up and doing.

            I’m puzzled by your resistance to…um…getting up off your ass. There are many possibilities that might incline a person this way. Some people have grossly dysfunctional families, which can make it difficult for them to engage with other people. They have had only negative behaviors modelled for them. Some people are autistic to some degree–in other words, they have neurological damage. Some people have some disability or deformity that has caused them to be ostracized or otherwise ill-treated. Like, maybe you are a hunchback or something.

      • badberries November 18, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

        Reminds me of the first few months of the pandemic, no traffic on the freeway, no Jets screaming in for the landing, no sirens, no train horns. It was beautifully quiet. You could hear the Dragonflys.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

          It was lovely. I enjoyed the hell out of it.

        • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

          And those Scamdemic unemployment payments. Let’s bring those back. My true self needs to do some more blossoming.

          I bet that’s who those 87,000 newly-hired IRS bloodhounds are being sent after: people who got PUA benefits.

        • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 11:46 am #

          Yes, finally, some peace and quiet! I started bicycling again during the beginning of the covid scam, and enjoyed the empty streets. What I loved seeing more than anything else was riding my bike around and pedaling through some older neighborhoods with smaller and older homes and seeing children outside riding bikes and playing ball instead of being in school. Growing up, I could only enjoy freedom in summer – yet these kids were enjoying themselves outside during what had been regular school hours. They were supposed to have been locked up inside and not allowed out – but it seems there were enough parents around here that saw through the scam and didn’t tolerate locking up children indoors.

          • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            The only time I saw lots of kids on the streets in the nearby town was when a tornado struck part of the town, knocking out both the electricity and the water tower for a couple of weeks. No electricity meant no TV, so they went outdoors rather than sit around in the dark with nothing to do.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

        Invest in wheelbarrows.

    • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 10:55 pm #

      MI: Propane – up 89% over 1 year ago. That entire increase took place between October 2021 and March 2022.

      I will be surprised if a similar – or greater – increase doesn’t take place this winter. I expect a monthly tank fill to cost over $1,000 before the snow melts.

      But it’s worth it to make Putin shiver in fear.

  29. K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 11:15 am #

    FTX propelling the USA into a depression with no visible horizon.

    People messing around with crypto are idiots with cash. The USA is going into a depression with no visible horizon, but that was true before FTX came on the scene.

    Crypto dies and COP 27 replaces the nonsense with carbon credits our monied class will be trading, more worthless investments in air but unlike crypto the average Joe will pay the bill.

    Carbon credits won’t work. See my website, I just published.

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

      Some became rich with Crypto. The secret was getting out in time. How many of those did I wonder?

      As the French artist said of painting, the secret is knowing when to stop.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

        If you have no morals, ponzi schemes can make you a lot of money. As you say, Jarek. Timing is everything.

      • elysianfield November 18, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

        Some become wealthy robbing banks. The secret is not getting caught.

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

          The best way to rob a bank is to own one.

          • elysianfield November 20, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            Excellent!

            Rob a bank with a gun and get shot.

            Own the bank, steal with a pen, and defer to the lawyers…end up paying a fine with no admission of wrongdoing.

  30. Prospero November 18, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    Here’s something I will be watching today:

    Cory Booker asks for leniency for Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes: Booker argued to U.S. District Judge Edward Davila that Holmes was a “thoughtful” and philanthropic individual who wants to “make a difference in the world” and asked for a “fair and just sentence.”
    — FOXNEWS

    Apparently, Holmes’ tiny, little $9-billion swindle is no longer a big deal. I hope this Steve Jobs wannabe wears wears her signature black turtleneck to court today.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      Cory Booker…..a real progressive looking out for the “little guy”.

      Lol….

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

      Yeah, and I would label her pregnancy “strategic.”

      Or perhaps merely “tactical.”

      Like those Mafia dons who hobble pathetically into the courtroom so their lawyers can beg for leniency for the incorrigible old gent, and then, at the back of the court house, are espied springing into their limos with glee.

      • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

        How about “psychosomatic”?

        Knowing she was in a corner. Knowing she needed a hot air balloon to escape…

        Steve Jobs came to her (puns please!) in a dream one night – and she is now “with child”.

        And nine months or so from now?

        Bingo! She pops one out wearing that same psycho smile and turtleneck. And the media – and so the world – except for a few misogynists out there – is astonished, in a Biblical kinda way.

        • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

          Nice. She’s crazy but also crazy like a fox.

    • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

      Well, Holmesy fraud IS small potatoes compared to the legerdemain at FTX, after all.

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 1:59 pm #

      Others too. She is very well connected. She looks crazy, but could it have been a knowing scam on her part?

      In either or any case, they protect their own.

    • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      Oh, gawd. Another psychopath.

      • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

        Wasn’t Holmes the one who adopted that fake husky voice when she was on TV?

        • Prospero November 18, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

          There is at least one YouTube video which compares Holmes’ real voice with her post-Theranos voice after she dropped it one octave.

        • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

          It might have been psychotic behavior, or it might have been a simple marketing tactic. She saw that men were taken more seriously than women and she concluded that it was because of their voices. So, she tried to emulate it.

          • malthuss November 19, 2022 at 1:10 am #

            Branding, the jobs like sweater.

            The lawyers said prison time was unnecessary to deter future wrongdoing, calling the 38-year-old Holmes a “singular human with much to give” and not the robotic, emotionless “caricature” seen by the public and media.
            “No defendant should be made a martyr to public passion,” the lawyers wrote. “We ask that the court consider, as it must, the real person, the real company and the complex circumstances surrounding the offense.”

            Holmes founded Theranos in 2003 at age 19, before dropping out of Stanford University. Theranos was once valued at $9 billion, and Forbes magazine in 2015 estimated Holmes’ net worth at $4.5 billion.

            In early 2019, Holmes became engaged to William “Billy” Evans, a 27-year-old heir to Evans Hotels,[119] a family-owned group of hotels in the San Diego area.

            In mid-2019, Holmes and Evans reportedly married in a private ceremony.[121][122]

            Holmes and Evans have not directly confirmed whether the two are legally married, and several sources continue to refer to him as her “partner” rather than her husband.[123][124] The couple live in San Francisco.[120] Holmes gave birth to a son in July 2021.[124] In October 2022, weeks before her sentencing hearing, it was reported she was pregnant again.[125
            / hse gets arrested and finds a rich hubby, what an operator.

      • Prospero November 18, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

        A YouTube video demonstrates how Holmes avoids blinking her eyes for minutes a time when she is lying. This is a telltale sign of a sociopath. Apparently, Holmes doesn’t blink too much.

        • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

          That’s very simplistic. Actually, what interrogators look for in any individual (since it’s bullshit that blinking means lying, or fidgeting means you are being disingenuous, etc. across the board, it’s more unique to each individual) are patterns in behavior. Say someone is being interrogated for 4 hours. They will map the person’s behavior and get a baseline for tics or behavior they display when obviously agitated, aggressive, lying, etc.

          It’s annoying when people sound so cocksure that blinking or moving one’s eyes a certain way = lying. Nope. Everyone is different.

    • malthuss November 18, 2022 at 2:57 pm #

      I will up things a bit.
      Having been arrested, LH found a hotel heir, married him and they have a baby.

      talk about a smooth operator.

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

      They want to make sure that the moneyed ruling class is free to loot and cheat us without consequence. Same ol’ same ol’.

      No one in congress has been arrested for blatant insider trading.

    • Prospero November 18, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

      I just checked the news at 2:15 PM Pacific time and found this:

      SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov 18 (Reuters) – A California judge sentenced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to 11 years and three months in prison for defrauding investors in her now-defunct blood testing startup that was once valued at $9 billion.

      However, it ain’t over ’til its over:

      The judge set Holmes’ surrender date for April. Her lawyers are expected to ask the judge to allow her to remain free on bail during her appeal.

      • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

        She’ll probably do about 5 years.

        Apparently Ghislane is having the time of her life in a Federal prison in Florida, exercising, eating well and getting plenty of sun.

        • malthuss November 19, 2022 at 1:12 am #

          nonsense. prison isnt fun.

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

        She’ll do 2 years tops if any.

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

      Hey! She sounds just like Sam Bankman-Fried!

      • malthuss November 19, 2022 at 1:15 am #

        her fraud isnt 1/100th his.

      • Anthea November 22, 2022 at 7:05 am #

        Actually, I’m kind of wondering if our own mitchellc is Sam Bankman Fried.

  31. amb November 18, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    I wish we had a super-international-assassin-vigilante man-hero who would go out and systematically disappear every last one of these evil, psychotic globalists. And then all the corrupt leaders and politicians in the major countries, and then the corporate hierarchies of Big Pharm, Defense Industry, Financial Industry, Health Industry; starting with the USA. It’s kill, or be killed. If we don’t rise up, become proactive, and stop these maniacs the lights are going to go out on Earth. You say you care dearly about your children and grandchildren and their future. Bullshit! Prove it!

    • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      I like the 30 War reference. The Thirty Year War left Europe a smoking ruin with 8 million dead, including 40 thousand witches burned at the stake.

    • Woodchuck November 18, 2022 at 11:59 am #

      Ah! A superman who will arrive suddenly and wipe evil off the face of the earth. Where have we heard this story before?

      Now some say this soon to arrive superman will be none other than JC Himself. And He also promised that the next time around He would not be bringing peace immediately but a sword. We’ll see if this happens.

      What if we experience a “reverse Rapture” and its all the evil people instead that fly off into space? And what if Jesus version 2.0 turns out to be an ass kicking war lord who is loaded with testosterone and wearing chain mail instead of those faggy looking white robes? What if His constipated “prayer look” expression and folded hands are gone and instead He does shit like walking calmly into a banker’s dens everywhere, announcing he’s arrived to chew bubblegum and kick ass – and that He’s all out of gum!

      • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 12:07 pm #

        I saw a Twilight Zone about that.

        Aliens come to see the earth they had seeded with people thousands of years ago. Quickly world leaders get together and achieve world peace.

        Then the aliens exterminate everybody. They had seeded the Earth to create warriors and the world had gone woke instead. Had the aliens shown up in a world war, everything would have worked out.

        • Woodchuck November 18, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

          As a child in the 50’s, I experienced tv in its infancy period. I vaguely remember a show called “Space Cadets”, a science fiction show for kids. And there was Buck Rogers flying off in rockets and having space adventures.

          But there was one sci-fi movie I saw on tv that truly scared me and gave me nightmares years later. It was “Quatermass II” if I remember right. The plot was something like ;there are small football sized meteorites sent from aliens falling all over the place in Britain. People pick them up and they pop open, put a mark on you, and then you are under alien control. These controlled people conspire with each other and build and operate a huge industrial facility with the aim of growing some strange alien creatures in a factory. These giant creatures growing under domes plan to destroy humanity and take over the planet, using humans to accomplish their aims. At the last moment in the film, the domes are blown up and you get to see the monsters. They look like gigantic octopuses or something squirming around out there in the wreckage. Scared heck out of me back in ’56 or ’57.

          • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            In the 50’s we needed space aliens. Now events prove conclusively we are ruled by lizard people from the stars who domesticated the human race in ancient Sumeria.

            David Icke is unable to travel in Europe now. The lizard people fear being exposed and have given him a travel ban.

            Hopefully the orange lizard will reap the consequences of his insurrection.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

            “David Icke is unable to travel in Europe now. The lizard people fear being exposed and have given him a travel ban.”

            It is interesting when progs and modern lefties juxtapose things like this. The logical error is staring them in the face, but emotion rules.

            If Icke were preaching these sorts of things, no one would need to ban him.

            Why would they put an EU-wide ban on him?

            I know why.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

            I know why too. But, is your ‘why’ the same as my ‘way’?

          • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 10:15 pm #

            David Icke. He makes a lot of sense about a lot of things – the coming-out of the world government and everything related to that.

            Then he goes and talks about lizard people…

            So, regarding Icke, I think one – or both – of two things:

            1) What he says about the grand plans of our overlords is true – but everyone will think you are crazy if you agree, because: lizard people, (making Icke one of the most devout of the false prophets, preaching out here in stoniest soil of the wilderness) and/or

            2) The dinosaurs were smarter than we give them credit for (look at the size of that head on T-Rex!), and not all of them died when they sang into being a coronal mass ejection and aimed it at the Yucatan (meteorite schmeteorite) to knock out those Lemurian proto-lemurs on the opposite side of the planet.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        Revelations says just that. He came before as a Suffering Servant but will return as a Conquering King.

        Your attempt to make him a War Lord shows your secular orientation, but in a good way. Old hippies tend to become red necks. Dilbert done got his self a gun. We are encouraged Dil, we are encouraged!

        • hmuller November 18, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

          And if Dilbert loses his mind and goes on a shooting rampage, I can already hear liberals blaming the cartoon gun, not the cartoon man.

          • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 9:47 pm #

            Dil’ will give his gun to the joggers who show up outside his cube.

            “It’s locked up at home. You fellows will have to follow me.”

            ‘Cause that’s just the kind of man he is.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

          And if one understands that a “He” is an Everyman story–

          Then one knows the calvary isn’t coming. The calvary has already arrived.

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

        I don’t think we should hold our breath about a deux ex machina coming to save us. It looks like even the Q tards have given up about their being a plan. This one is down to us.

        • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

          Indeed.

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

            We are the soldiers in the battlefield.
            Our People are the penicillin.

            No, no, I mean that, in the deepest spiritual level possible. The Infection forms in a biosphere due to function and the flaws in the building material.

            Said material is the best Creation can do after countless cycles of the cosmic Big Diesel.

            Our People are Gaia’s intent; we are the combination that worked, a Penicillin against the Infection. This is the Why of why we are here.

    • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

      But at the end of the story your super-international-assassin-vigilante man-hero would have to kill himself.

      Better we rise up.

      • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

        The dough requires yeast, Dog. Educated cadres are just a small part of that. And the rules of Counter-Revolution are different than Revolution. We need a War Lord as said above.
        Your Marxism is just confusing you at this point. The Revolution has already happened. It was Marxism 2.0. You didn’t notice?

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

      Great idea.

      What would be a good name for this new superhero? Global South Man?

      • Hereward the Woke November 18, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

        BRICS With Dicks

        • Paula D November 18, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

          Ha, ha, right on, Hereward.

          We are watching as the global evildoers are being taken down.

          At least, I hope so. I hope that it isn’t true that Putin is in on the game.
          That would be one of those horrible plot twists I really hate.

          The sheriff finally arrives and the woman sighs with relief and runs out to be saved, and it turns out he is with the bad guys.

          • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

            Paula, I fear the rodents of intuition are gnawing away at the foundation of your trust of Putin – as they did to me.

            I am convinced (not that that matters to anyone but me…) that Vlad is – like everyone else – on the bad side. But he is undoubtedly the most badass of the bad guys. And I am still hoping someone will send me a t-shirt with a bare-chested Putin riding a bear bare-backed (Christmas is coming!).

            As far as the Ukraine war is concerned, I think Russia was in the right to intervene to protect/annex Donetsk and Luhansk against the criminal puppet mafia in Kiev. And I think the Ukraine is an artificial “country” run by criminals – almost as artificial and criminal as ours…

            But Russia is within the Chinese sphere of influence (BFFs) – driven there by U$ – and China is the new Hegemon, which protects and is serviced by the western Technocrats/Plutocrats, who are castrating the West to serve it up on a silver platter to China.

            Space Oddity is just about the coolest song ever. You’ll come around…

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

            Putin is a criminal, yes, but also a patriot. He is trying to carve out a place for himself and his tribe in a global Empire.

          • Anthea November 22, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

            @ Alzaebo:

            Politics is always a dirty business. What Putin was dealing with in trying to wrest Russia from the grasp of Western plunderers was essentially war. Where you have war, you have loss of life–preferably of your enemies. And there is also, inevitably, the loss of some innocent lives.

            I remember reading a spy story in which the spy was staying with a family, and the family’s teenage son inadvertently discovered what he was up to, so the spy shot the boy. They story was fiction (“Those Who Hunt the Night,” by Barbara Hambly).

            You couldn’t possibly be in Putin’s position and have clean hands.

      • Why_weren't_we_asked_about_Degrowth November 19, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

        The popularity of Super Heros is a Hollywood psyop to make sure everyone understands humans are powerless to topple the system. Only caped, spandex clad, woke people with back stories involving lost civilizations or accidental exposure to radiation can change things

        We need to work on the thirds.

    • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      I think Elon is attempting to shepherd them onto his, ostensibly, Noah’s Ark: the Martian version. Captain’s log stardate 2029, destination: the sun.. whoops.

      • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

        Venus or bust!

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

          psst…the Marching Morons get the Martian ticket. Shhh! Don’t tell ’em!

    • Rain Waters November 18, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

      Van Helsing Sanitation Services

    • Anthea November 19, 2022 at 1:05 am #

      @ amb:

      During the 11th Century, Hassan-i-Sabah established the Fortress of the Assassins at Alamut, in northwest of Tehran, just south of the Caspian Sea.

      The Isma’ilis in Persia were heavily taxed and oppressed by the Sunni Seljuq ruling class. Operating out of Alamut Castle, Hassan-i-Sabah created a resistance movement in which the key tactic was the threat of assassination.

      The guy had the ruling class living in terror, and was apparently pretty successful.

      Here is an example of the terror tactics employed:

      The nobleman awoke on a sunny spring morning. Feeling uncomfortable, he shifted himself, only to notice an extra weight on his pillow. Groggily, he opened his eyes. The glint of a blade stared back at him, its handle leaving an indentation in the pillow’s surface. Horrified, he rushed to his guards to question them about the previous night. Confused, they assured him that nothing of note had happened. Further investigation found that the windows were securely fastened, and there were no signs of forced entry. Just as he was ready to tear the room apart, the nobleman noticed something. Tucked under his pillow was a note that simply stated, “You have been warned.”

      httXX://www.damninteresting.com/fortress-of-the-assassins/

      • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        I think that we are back at the point where that is needed.

        Political activity is worthless, marching in the streets is not just pointless, but dangerous, organizing is also used more to identify dissidents than to improve society. So what does that leave?

        • Anthea November 20, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

          Something like that would require quite an organization and would have to have its headquarters in a very remote place, inaccessible to the globalists. Maybe somewhere in Russia?

        • Anthea November 22, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

          In case anyone is interested, I first learned of Alamut from reading Louis L’Amour’s book, “Walking Drum.” It’s quite a good story, set in the 12th Century. The hero (Mathurin Kerbouchard) rescues his father from Alamut Castle, where he is being held prisoner, after Mathurin wanders all over hell and back in Europe and the Middle East.

      • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

        The Minister in question is said to have quipped, the Old Man’s arguments are both weighty and pointed.

  32. Slugoon November 18, 2022 at 11:58 am #

    Another brilliant piece, Jim. Thanks for untangling these webs that are so complex they make my head spin. My bet though: Nothing. Will. Happen.

  33. mitchellc November 18, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

    Again and again, the endless distractions.

    If you want to be able too see the future, to understand what is coming speeding down the pike, the very thing the msm and social media can’t spin, in fact the hard truth the elite are trying to manage via covid, wef, cbdc, etc, …

    Is playing out in Germany right now.

    If for one moment people would just stop what they’re doing and think: how does fresh water come out of the faucet – where did it come from? How does (grey) water go down the sink drain, or pooh (black) water go down the toilet – where does it go?

    Lighting, refrigeration, cooking, heating, transportation – all obvious enough that even regular people have a slight clue. But water?

    Yes water, the entire system from source to disposition reliant on electricity, from pumps to moving it hither and you, to running machinery to treat it before and after.

    But guess what, notwithstanding minor contributions of nuke, hydro and ‘renewables’ (someday hopefully to be viewed in similar manner as ‘work will make you free’)free, electricity is generated from the big 3 fossil fuels: petrol, nat gas and coal.

    So, as mentioned above, observe what is happening when the entire facade comes crumbling down and only stark reality is left standing. If you can fully grasp “real reality”, not a simulcrum or other manipulated narrative, you will understand why the freak show is merely a distraction.

    • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      Viktor Schauberger believed water to be alive

      • Mick November 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

        I just pictured Gene Wilder saying, “It’s alive? It’s ALIVE”.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

        Very interesting fellow.

        Thanks for reminding me.

        Not sure whether “alive” is the operative word.

        I think it is the type of energy in moving water, esp. vortices.

        For the curious:
        httpXX://www.biologicalmedicineinstitute.com/viktor-schauberger

        Here is a nice video:
        httpXX://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXPrLGUGZsw

        .

        • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 1:41 pm #

          You’re correct, I was clumsy. Perhaps a life force

          • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:35 pm #

            Water memory

          • Alzaebo November 19, 2022 at 12:44 am #

            Addendum: all life, organic and radiant, is memory storage.

            Memory storage is structure.

            Structure is the bones of the universe.

            Not a Big Bang, nor a Heat Death, but a heartbeat: the Big Diesel.

            At the end, energy will lose its push.
            Gravity will resume its pull.

            Momentum will draw, faster and faster like a snowball down a hill, into a nucleus.

            Information–structure–is incompressible; at the Core, pressure will build and build as it falls into itself.

            Were a diesel piston to push against a vacuum, or a random slew of neutrinos, and bosons, and quarks, and such, it would slow, and stop, in mid-stroke.

            The push must compress against something. Against structure. Against the bones.

            Something doesn’t come from nothing.
            Something comes from what came before: the bones.

            Life is the bones. Structure that builds structure.

            Germinated as organic, a thin layer in small, warm dewdrops in the void-

            Nervous systems generating radiant structure stored in the magnetic background-

            Building then, to a combination that that can pierce the cocoon, the eggshell, the greenhouse wall of the ionosphere–

            Opening the Gate, to begin populating the Seeding layer, vortex lattices in the lower magnetosphere just above the atmosphere.

            The Heaven. The Lifeboat.
            Physical DNA cannot cross the void, to fertilize young egg-worlds; energy can, and does. A Signal, a radiant spermia, carrying all the template of existence in a material realm.

            The Seeding layer is Life, spread at lightspeed across the distance.
            The Word, becomes the Body, becomes the Word. To spread again.

            What kills the body, touches not the signal. What scrambles the signal, is unnoticed by the body. Should galaxies crash, the acorns might note only a slow change of constellations. Should worlds burn, the light remains.

            Life, nested information, coherent structure, in one form or another, will survive.

            *****
            Forgive me. I have deleted much.

            You are seeing an Ecology at work.

            Know this, immortals- as I am not, mine are made to go the other way, this is forbidden to you; you are more precious than you can imagine, the engine of the Universe-

            *****

            In the compression phase, the collapse into a Core, all the cosmos will be pressing, pressing, pressing…

            Not against nothing. Against a something, against nested structure, against incompressible information, against the Bones…against You.

            You who have leapt across stars, spreading the Signal, the song of life.
            Teaching the suns to sing in multiple harmonies, of the memories of what you were.

            Pressing, pressing, until…
            Until…

            Bang. The Big Diesel. The expansion flings outward again.

            Those Bones will imprint into the clay all the physical laws that make you; you will be embedded in the fabric of the Creation to come, to form yet another layer on the Bones.

            This is Life, the engine, the function of existence. All the lights in the sky wouldst congeal to naught, a cold dead lump, no movement, so sparks, no eddies, were you to cease. Live you must, the Seeding must continue.

            Know this! Some of you, many, will see the end of the universe.

            A tiny spark, falling endlessly into the white light, will cry out, laughing!

            I remember!
            I remember!
            I was a man, I was a woman, on Earth, and this…this was the life I lived!

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

          Yes, people look at water thru microscopes and see it smiling at them. Or forming the word, L-O-V-E.

          Is it water per se, or the water elementals, the Undines?

          • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

            I look at water through a camera lens (well, yeah, and data too) and see fractals – and power – and life at its most elemental.

            Amazing – I would even forgive you for saying “miraculous” (if you wanted to say that) – stuff.

            And like all truly wonderful things, it doesn’t give a damn about us.

        • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

          So cool, folks. A huge big help to me, this is! Hat tip for the link, Islander.

          • Alzaebo November 19, 2022 at 1:38 am #

            Above. Much deleted.
            On the what and why of Good and Evil. On race, and the nature of the gods. Of the nature of the Wheel, and the hells.

            None is punishment, nor reward.
            It is function.

            On our struggle. Our suffering.
            Of why we are here, what we for.
            There are only only two questions: pain, and death.

            On Abraham’s God. The YHWH.
            On what ye know not:

            That God wants to die.
            It is trying to kill itself, yet is has no hands.

            It is for this, that we are here.
            All this, we may call the design.

            Made not by God- no!
            What you hear is the power above God: God’s Maker.

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

      “Don’t you see! All the resources are running out! It’s all just a big distraction”

      Yeah, and China and co. are in the process of expanding their coal plants and oil and gas extraction never seen before. Because they are going to take over if your WEF bros pull this off.

      But Gaia is bleeding!

      • Alzaebo November 19, 2022 at 2:00 am #

        Ha! Maurice Strong, king of Canadian oil and a founder of both the radical Green Environmentalism movement and the Overpopulation movement, had 5 palaces in China.

        Credit to mitchellc, the landmark book to kick it all off was “Spaceship Earth” (1966). The Big Blue Bubble is self-contained, and must not be trashed.

        • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:26 am #

          🙂

        • Jarek November 20, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

          He had the face of an insect – one of the most unnatural people I’ve ever seen.

  34. Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

    Look at this amount of detail!

    The Fried clan is a wing of a house, like the Kagan clan as the nucleus of the Straussian neocons.

    Gangster culture: this is a far more adept administrative version of a Cosa Nostra. Same mechanics.

    Interestingly, this is the exact same dynamic reflected in the Old Testament.

    (What they were dealing with was why the chronicle was written. Six centuries of political editorials.)

    JIM KUNSTLER YOU ARE AMAZING

    • Alzaebo November 18, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

      As John AZ would say, “Mob” rule!

  35. cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

    Squawl vs Squaw….we need to get to work on outlawing the use of the word squawl, since it is too similar to the word squaw. All weather reporters will be advised soon.

    httpsXX://www.askdifference.com/squawl-vs-squaw/

    • Disaffected November 18, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

      LOL! Too funny. Haven’t heard anyone use the word squaw for ages, but we just can’t be too careful now, can we? The poor youngsters are going to be down to a binary language before you know it – “Yes” and “No.” “Yes” gets you a pat on the head and/or a morsel of food; “No” gets you and immediate arrest and sent to the gulag for elimination. And they’ll love it, of course!

    • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      The word “Niggardly” is now also apparently a no-no. For obvious reasons.

      • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

        Those niggardly gays want to hog all the words.

    • Blackbird November 18, 2022 at 8:53 pm #

      Native Americans lead the rest of the country in unemployment, substance abuse, and suicide. How do we help them? Banning the word “squaw” – because it’s so “hurtful”. And “squawl” because it’s so close to “squaw” – because we love Injuns so fucking much! Look out “shawl” – you racist article of clothing! And all you “Shaws” out there – uh huh…

      By the mid-twenty-first century, we did away with words altogether, and began communicating with grunts and gestures – like the rest of the animal world – because words are so fucking “hurtful”.

      • Mick November 19, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        So, making the Washington Redskins and the Cleveland Indians change their team name didn’t end the suicides among Native American Indians? Didn’t bring them jobs? Didn’t make them throw away the bottle and other substances?

        I’m shocked.

  36. snagglepuss November 18, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

    Jim sez this complex fraud will smolder and then explode, but why does it feel like someone in a jail cell who gets a severe beating every day, and then one day the cell door in left unlocked in error. Is it finally escape? Will anyone believe the story? Or will the next beating be more severe because I tried to escape and tell the truth…what are the odds one might ask?

  37. badberries November 18, 2022 at 1:34 pm #

    Another memorable post by a stellar wordsmith.

  38. Amman November 18, 2022 at 1:35 pm #

    I’d file this post under – “High Crimes, Everywhere.”

  39. badberries November 18, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

    I remember reading about an unstable escarpment in the Azores or Canary Islands that, should it collapse, would generate a Tsunami headed towards the US east coast.

    Vlad made reference to a submarine detonation that would do the same thing. Connection??

  40. malthuss November 18, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

    I cant find the comment about about lizards-reptilians. someone
    please post below this.

    I looked for awhile.

    • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

      I saw a video of David Icke discussing the reptilians and how sometimes the “field” they project gets interfered with by something and people see them as they really are just for an instant. There are also video clips of people’s eyes changing, which they want to explain as a “glitch in the feed,” but then you would expect the entire image to distort, not just the eyes.

  41. Htruth November 18, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

    Hang on to your cash. Federal Reserve cryptocurrency experiment begins: https://americanyellowvest.wpcomstaging.com/2022/11/18/federal-reserve-cryptocurrency-experiment-begins/

  42. OldJarhead03 November 18, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

    Or, as has happened with one scandal after another since the Whitewater papers were “found”, NOTHING will happen.
    It will all just go away.

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

      Well, a few heads did roll in the wake of Whitewater.

      Just the wrong heads . . .

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:07 pm #

        They set the precedent.

  43. hmuller November 18, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

    Fetterman for President in 2024! He can’t talk as good as Biden, but he shits his drawers a lot less often. And you can’t beat that with a stick!

    • cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

      Biden and Fetterman in 2024: A No Brainer!

      • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

        Ugh.. how many times is this joke going to get repeated?

        • cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 4:45 pm #

          Just like #FJB and Let’s Go Brandon, this one will never get old, nor will it get stale. It is political double entendre gold baby!!!

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            No, it’s already stale.

      • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

        Nah, Dems will be going in an entirely new direction for 2024:

        Pete Buttpounder/Rachel Levine (Stunning & Brave)

        “A ticket you can get behind”

        • hmuller November 18, 2022 at 5:57 pm #

          Pete Bootygig – working to make the highways less racist and the byways less homophobic.

  44. Helix November 18, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

    I’m going on record here to suggest that the odds are much greater against John Ray III being alive elsewhere on this planet than Sam Bankman-Fried.

    • BackRowHeckler November 18, 2022 at 7:49 pm #

      It turns out just a few months ago this Bankman-Fried chap paid himself a $300 million cashout bonus — I’d say this dude is Gone With The Wind.

  45. JC Penny November 18, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

    Simple question for SBF: Why did you put your bodyguard in your Last Will and Testament???????

    Arkanside cometh for thee.

  46. cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 4:01 pm #

    FTX: acronym for “Fucked To Xtreme”

  47. Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

    With all the high crimes surrounding Biden/Hunter Inc., FTX and the DNC… Garland appoints an ICC prosecutor to go after:

    Trump

    You’re not living in a civilized nation.
    You’re living in warlord occupied lands

    • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

      Just another confirmation that they fear him and that he is legit opposition.

      It ain’t cool to say in these circles, but the facts are the facts.

      • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 4:16 pm #

        The first term they were able to keep the bull from destroying the china shop.

        If there is a next time, he has the potential to be a bull with a flamethrower… but not before all their secrets get out.

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

          If there’s a next time he’d better surround himself with better advisors and people on his staff. Tell Jared to take a hike, and his little daughter too.

          I think Trump would’ve had a much better term in office if he had kept Bannon around. But his pride and narcissism couldn’t handle the talk that “it was Bannon who mostly helped him win the election”. Of course that was true, but Trump doesn’t like to share success. That’s a big downfall of his.

          So, he surrounded himself with wankers who didn’t know how to handle the Deep State’s attacks.

          • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:06 pm #

            All correct.

            I expect that old dog cannot learn any new tricks. Not for love or money or power.

          • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

            Pretty much that and the fact that he mistook “generals” on his side for loyalty. Nah dummy, that’s just the deep state operatives feigning fealty

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:25 am #

            He should have kept Bannon and Flynn.

            He genuinely seemed to think he could bargain with the Uniparty criminal set by acquiescing now and again.

            As to your last statement, you would have fared no better. Truly think about what this man had to deal with before and during his time as president.

            Cavalier statements are cavalier statements.

          • Mick November 19, 2022 at 10:43 am #

            No, facts are facts.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

            Facts are indeed facts, Mitch.

          • Mick November 19, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            That’s the 2nd time you’ve called me “Mitch”. Is this a code for an epithet? Lol…

      • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:27 pm #

        No, there are no facts in your claim.

        There is no way to verify that Trump isn’t controlled opposition.

    • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      The extent to which they’re going after Trump is indicative to me of how much damage he did to them by delaying their plans four years.

  48. cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 4:08 pm #

    Wow, this woman wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her father, but I guess she doesn’t see it that way:

    “Biracial woman insults her White father, during her speech at his funeral, calling him a “racist,” and says that she won’t miss him [VIDEO]”

    httpsXX://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/biracial-woman-insults-her-white-father-during-her-speech-at-his-funeral-calling-him-a-racist-and-says-that-she-won-t-miss-him-video/ar-AA14hcGZ

    • Edge Lord November 18, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

      Well, he shouldn’t have only bequeathed her his sneaker collection

  49. Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

    Ukies executing Russian POWs at point-blank range.

    https://t.me/VanessaBeeley/10802

    Just another war crime and blood on the hands of the Zelenskyyyyyy puppet.

    • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

      Your tax dollars at work.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

      Such a nice, loving Hebrew.

      Cold blooded killer….wants to genocide Russians, including banning the very language. And has bonafide Nazis in his armed forces.

      Hey, with a Jew like Z who needs___________?

      (I saw some Revelations quotations above. How about “….They say they are Jews but are of the synagogue of Satan.”

      That’s a nice little quote for these times.

  50. benr November 18, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

    Special prosecutor appointed to go after Trump on Mar-O-Lago documents and January 6 nonsense.
    Broadside fired at Trump and Republicans for daring to start making noise about looking at Biden and Hunters alleged corruption on Ukranian capers.

    • benr November 18, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

      Double Jeopardy anyone?

      • tucsonspur November 18, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

        Right out of the Demo playbook. Always put them on defense. Republicans can’t really get started until January. It will be tough, navigating through the FBI and DOJ minefields.

    • K-Chien November 18, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

      What nonsense? That was an insurrection and the orange man failed to act.

      • WadeWaters November 18, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

        Watch CNN much?

      • benr November 18, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

        Failed to act?
        He offered to supply National guard and the leader of Congress failed to accept them.
        Who is at fault for that?
        As far as insurrection goes hahahaha please that was no insurrection it was not even a riot.
        What do you get your news and views from NPR as well?

        • Redneck Liberal November 19, 2022 at 1:59 am #

          Certainly not where you get YOUR bullshit from : ONANist Network.

          ’We should have brought rifles!” Stewart Rhodes. Their insurrection failed because
          (A) Trump didn’t invoke the Insurrection Act and
          (B) The Rebels we’re, in fact, pussies.

          • benr November 19, 2022 at 9:57 am #

            Your facts are not in evidence, and you are clueless.
            I again say you are a foreigner devoid of what it is to be an American.
            We have the RIGHT to peaceably assemble to redress our grievances.
            It is literally enshrined in the founding father’s documents that started our wonderful and now almost off the rails experiment.

            And I quote!
            “First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

            The federal agents and or confidential informants appear to have started what little out of control behavior occurred or were running a side operation using some of the in place Antifa and or BLM operatives.

            The only thing most of the MAGA types were guilty of was wandering into areas that sadly amounts to trespass.
            Trump is guilty of not understanding just how much the Democrats were ready to use anything as fodder against him.
            A couple of fools vandalized Nancy’s desk.
            No buildings were burned down, and the area was not spray painted with graffiti.

            Your false narrative is foolish at best and plain stupid.

            Nancy Pelosi and her squad of people wandering around filming her shows she knew the con was in place.

            AOC a half mile away from anything and everyone pretending like she was terrified.

            Most of all Congress running for their lives from the people who put them in office.
            MAGA is about LAW and ORDER many of the people in the movement have sworn an oath to defend and protect and been put into positions where their lives were on the line for our country.
            That defend and protect oath does not go away when you get out of the military.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

            But the fact remains, they were unarmed, and invited into the capitol building by police.

            So, are the police part of the ‘insurrection’ and if so, why are none of them in jail?

      • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

        The first unarmed insurrection in world history.

        • cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

          All they wanted to do was see Nancy, but she was hiding in a basement bunker with a mask on her face. Oh well, better luck next time….

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            Actually, it just came out that she had arranged in advance to have a film crew follow her around.

            Standard practice during spontaneous bloody insurrections.

            LOL.

          • cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

            NatGeo will air a double feature on the greatness of Fauci during Covid, followed by the behind the scenes on Jan.6th with Pelosi and Schumer.

          • benr November 18, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

            Yes, and the fools lap it up like the fools they are.
            Anyone that buys into the Jan 6 insurrection are gullible and possibly criminally stupid.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Yes, it does take a certain level of stupidity to believe that was an insurrection.

      • gustafson.robert.22 November 18, 2022 at 6:09 pm #

        It would be absurd enough to hold this position WITHOUT context of BLM protests burning blocks down across the country at same time.

        • benr November 18, 2022 at 11:26 pm #

          The media says absurd things and doubles down endlessly on those lies.
          Trump Russian collusion honest, fair and free election is another, peepee tapes yet another egregious lie they endlessly peddle as reality.
          They parrot the absolute lies of the DNC and they don’t blink.
          They provide cover for and bury real news that would send many of the DNC mob to jail.
          The DNC owns the DOJ many of the prosecutors and most of Hollywood.

      • MimiTN November 18, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

        LOL That was no insurrection. Unarmed flag wavers INVITED INTO the Capitol.

        • Redneck Liberal November 19, 2022 at 2:00 am #

          Fool.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:22 am #

            It’s on video, Nut.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Not only on video, written about extensively. How is it possible you’re not aware of it?

            Just kidding. I know why.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            Here you go, Fake Trae.

            https://www.worldtribune.com/more-video-shows-police-waving-protesters-into-capitol-on-jan-6/

          • benr November 19, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

            Redneck Liberal
            November 19, 2022 at 2:00 am #
            Fool.

            Stop being so hard on yourself and go seek counseling to deprogram your cult like thinking.

  51. WadeWaters November 18, 2022 at 4:26 pm #

    Obama was telling us to buy US Constitutional Silver back in 2008.

    “Change you can believe in.”

    • tuco22 November 18, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

      Yeah, I always got a laugh out of that slogan.

    • cowbell81 November 18, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

      After a long and arduous education, I was finally entering the fulltime workforce under the height of the Obama administration. Believe me, I had a very hard time even finding the most basic job, and his policies left me with a lot less “change” in my pocket.

  52. tucsonspur November 18, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

    ‘Key evangelical figures who previously supported Donald Trump are backing off now that he’s announced his third bid for the presidency.

    “Donald Trump can’t save America,” Mike Evans told the Washington Post. “He can’t even save himself.”

    Evans was part of a group of evangelicals who met with Trump at the White House, and at one point gave him an award.

    Now, he says he’s done with Trump.

    “He used us to win the White House. We had to close our mouths and eyes when he said things that horrified us,” he told the newspaper. “I cannot do that anymore.”

    Robert Jeffress, one of Trump’s evangelical advisors during the 2016 campaign and a longtime supporter, said he’s not ready to endorse him again.’

    Vilification is one thing, but now he’s also ridiculed and the butt of endless jokes.

    Only true Trumpsters won’t forget what he started.

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

      Probably Trump should not have “announced.”

      He should have made himself a subtle public presence via some apolitical actiivties that provide a good stage, and waited for the Repugs to come to him. He needed to “perform” some kind of unpredictable stance that confuses his persecutors. For instance, he could have made an information-gathering trip to the West Bank—as a private person.

      Of course that kind of approach is not in his DNA.
      But it should be in the DNA of some kind of adviser.

      • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

        He should definitely have announced.

        There is only one way to fight this fight.

        Here in Germany, when they threatened us with arrest for protesting. We protested anyways.

        We are not to follow the ways of the Tucson Jellyfish riding flaccid in the saddle.

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:39 pm #

          Frankly, and also in all earnestness….lol…..

          No really, in all seriousness Trump needs to not run again. He’s going to end up doing more harm than good.

          And make no mistake about it, he’s running again because he’s trying to stave off the criminal prosecutions. Buy more time. Given what Merry Merrick Garland just announced it may do just that for a while. (But only for a while).

          But at what cost? Is this really good for the country? Or for Trump? It’s always about Trump with him.

          There’s younger, fresher talent coming up that needs him out of the way. He will never win a national election again. Rigged machines or not. He’s done.

          • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

            I agree.
            Admitting that I probably have a limited view, since I have never been a “Trump supporter,” and yet I do recognize that he did bring some new elements into the American soap opera—

            I do think he is a one-trick pony and cannot conceive of any other way to be, one that might actually move the political drama and debate forward and provide some backup to other younger players.

          • Night Owl November 18, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

            No there isn’t. We are on the precipice. The MAGA name is something the media has applied to all of those who believe in freedom and the true values of this nation.

            There is nothing after this, because what has just happened with Garland goes far beyond Trump. They are in the process of criminalizing all opposition to the corporate globalist state. That means most of us here.

            You do not see what is coming. How close we are.

            This is for all the marbles.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

            I just respectfully disagree NightOwl. I think “MAGA” is bigger than just one man.

            And frankly, what Trump is in trouble for is a product of his rank, hard headed stupidity. That amount of classified materials at Mara Lago is……well, you just don’t do that and think you’re gonna get away with it. People have been jailed for taking far less classified material than that. Even he had to know it was a risk.

            Now, you may not believe any of it was truly classified. If so…..well, you’re just wrong. IMO.

            That being said, I have to admit that I find some comedy in the position he has put the State Department, the CIA, the DOJ, etc… in. As long as the Don didn’t do any real harm with any documents it’s pretty damn funny how lots of boxers are bound up right now.

            But, my point is, it was still a very stupid thing to do. Bold as hell. But stupid.

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            Agree completely. He’s a divisive character, and he’s one of them (the PTB). Why people refuse to believe that is anyone’s guess. Sort of like they think Elon Musk is going to ‘save’ us through Twitter.

            It comes from a culture steeped in money-worship.

          • MaryQueen November 18, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

            Night Owl hitched his wagon to controlled opposition, for whatever reason.

            Trump orchestrated Operation Warp Speed. Then his supporters said, “oh but he didn’t have all the info.” Two+ years later he still brags about it as one of his biggest accomplishments.

            Left J6 arrestees to rot in solitary confinement and threw them under the bus.

            Any time he did something wrong though there are sooooo many excuses for it. They sound like Bernie bros, who were always claiming (without evidence) that Bernie was “threatened” and that’s why he caved during all his primaries. LOL. Nope, the guy got 2 new homes out of the deal.

            There is no fixing the willfully duped.

          • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

            I asked Mary when was the last time she voted. She asked me when I was going to stop abusing women.

            Apparently she has never voted. No one is good enough for HER vote.

          • Night Owl November 19, 2022 at 4:21 am #

            “I just respectfully disagree NightOwl. I think “MAGA” is bigger than just one man.”

            Which is exactly what I just said in my post.

            As for the rest of your post, the president can declassify whatever he wants. Nothing has come of the “raid,” and there is no evidence that he has done anything wrong. The raid itself ofc is unprecedented in US history.

          • Anthea November 19, 2022 at 10:07 am #

            I think that Trump was brought completely under the control of the globalists towards the end of his term of office. I think this was probably done by threatening to kill his family. Hence his support for the vaccines and willingness to go along with the covid hoax. I think he’s been their puppet-on-a-string ever since, playing whatever role and reading whatever script they assign to him.

            The globalists are probably rubbing their hands with glee and laughing: They’ve got this fine man chained. Payback for challenging them.

            If Trump did win another term as president, he’d remain entirely their creature.

            They can do this to anyone who seriously challenges them, and they will.

          • benr November 19, 2022 at 10:09 am #

            Trump raised the exact same message about problems that people have been complaining about for the last 100 years.

            None of these issues are new.
            Borders
            Language
            Culture
            Crime
            Federal spending
            Energy production
            Corruption in politics
            Good ol’ Boy club
            Media lies
            Everything that has been complained about is still going on.
            I suspect as Rome began to fall, they whined about most of the same issues.

      • Redneck Liberal November 19, 2022 at 2:02 am #

        “Subtle public presence”? Are you that deluded?

        • benr November 19, 2022 at 10:05 am #

          I would like to posit that when it comes to American politics you are the one suffering delusions of understanding.
          You keep popping off and almost everything you say does not even rise to the standard of being partially true.
          Sorry man you’re an idiot and that is just reality.

          • Anthea November 19, 2022 at 10:27 am #

            @ benr:

            I think he’s suffering from diabolical possession. Maybe we should all start responding to his posts by saying, “The power of Christ compels you.” Or something like that.

          • benr November 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

            @ant

            Could be.
            Makes as much sense as anything as to why someone constantly posts false information.
            He is so horrible at it I doubt anyone would pay for this terrible inept service.

    • benr November 19, 2022 at 9:42 am #

      I find it very odd that other politicians say nasty things and it all but gets ignored.
      By many accounts Hillary Clinton is a really awful person.
      Staff are told NOT to say good morning to her.
      They were told if she is walking down a hallway get out of her way to include going into any available door closed or open when she was in the Whitehouse.

      By many accounts Joe Biden has some severe issues as well specifically with females as we have seen over and over with young irls and hair sniffing.
      Many key Democrats say terrible thing about people and vocalize their desire to see harm come to people that oppose them.
      Yet it really only seems to be Trump that gets called out for what in essence is him counter punching for some slight or insult.
      Bizarro world.

      • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 10:22 am #

        Joe Biden sexually assaulted a staffer named Tara Reade, but it’s ignored because Orange Man Bad.

        Liberals are deranged. They do not “believe all women” they believe all Democrat women, other women are liars, apparently.

        • Mick November 19, 2022 at 11:11 am #

          Yep. I remember how liberal women attacked Bill Clinton’s rape accusers as well. Paula Jones was easy because she was, as Carville put it, “trailer trash”. Or appeared to be.

          But there were a couple of ‘high falutin’ women who came forward. Kathleen Willey being one who was high bred, a professional, and respected in Democrat circles before she dared to accuse Billy Blythe. They ignored her, but didn’t sling shit at her like the others.

          Anyhoo, Willey was one ‘Democrat woman’ that they didn’t believe. (Actually I think they did believe her. They just chose not to give a shit).

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            Willey was one of the many reasons I hated the Clintons. And of course the gruesome Hillary calling the women who accused her perv hubby “bimbos” on the national stage. I was outraged. That was disgraceful. And at the time I had been a registered Democrat for years.

            I should have said they believe all women who accuse Republicans, and the rest are as Hillary says, “bimbos.”

        • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

          I have a facebook friend who was also grabbed and propositioned by Biden when she was a flight attendant back in the 80s.

          When Tara Reade was being maligned she tried to get in touch with a couple of media sources to tell her story as collaboration.

          She was threatened and they also threatened her children (grown). They knew her kid’s addresses.

          She shut up, but is quite pissed off about it.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

            Wow. That’s horrifying, Paula.

        • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

          Gloria Steinem: Women who don’t go along with Feminism aren’t women.

          • MaryQueen November 19, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

            Glorida Steinem is/was a CIA asset.

          • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

            Indeed.

  53. Roundball Shaman November 18, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

    “A Smoldering Fuse”

    And that fuse will continue to smolder and combust as long as humankind is ruled over by the very worst that humankind has to offer. You can’t take rotten apples and make good healthy cider out of them. All you get is something that is not good for you and that stinks like hell.

    And to have cider you have to smash them… and we’d never do anything like that to them.

    “Thirty-seven billion more dollars for Ukraine?”

    ‘To rule the Earth like gods!’ for Empire has no price tag. Keep spending fake-ass dollars to fund a fake-ass ‘intervention’ to get a fake-ass result of fake-ass Empire.

    “…USA enters a holiday season near-death spiral as unspooling scandals battle a collapsing economy for supremacy of the alt news sites.’

    ‘Hey Santa… can you bring me Country back?’

    ‘Sorry, child. Won’t fit into my goodie sack and I can’t bring back something from oblivion anyway. How ‘bout a nice new booster and you get a pretty sticker with a smiling Resident Biden wielding a huge needle with a sickly grin on his face saying Come Here My Child!’

    “The sum total of all this professional and academic accomplishment is also the quintessence of Woke-Jacobin turpitude in service to a political faction that seeks maximum moneygrubbing while acting to overthrow every norm of behavior in the conduct of elections, and perhaps in American life generally.”

    At least some people still live a purposeful life… even if that purpose is in full service of the Devil Himself.

    “It’s also a lesson in why the managerial elite of our country are no longer trustworthy.’

    News Flash: THEY NEVER WERE.

    “This is going to be a clusterfuck for the ages, and will propel the USA into a depression with no visible horizon.”

    Let’s see this captioned on the TV screen in big bold lettering on New Year’s Eve just before we all grab the nearest kissable thing and scream together.. ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR!’

    Kind of takes all the fun out of New Year when we all already know how things turn out…

  54. Mick November 18, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

    That wild man Dreizin started predicting months ago that this winter there would be a “Variant X” of COVID. Ha! Well, it’s here and they’re actually calling it XBB.

    Oh, and it’s velly, velly scary! I’d link an article but every time I link anything my post goes into Moderation Purgatory and never gets out. (Sorry Jim, but I’m right based on much experience).

    Anyway go to Drudge and find the article regarding new “Omicron” variant. LA is freaking out!! (Of course)

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

      Hi, Mick,

      I also get the annoying “moderation” bug.

      But you can outfox it by typing, say, httpXX instead of https.

      • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

        Well, good to know. Let me try that:

        httpxx://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-fast-spreading-new-covid-19-subvariant-xbb-is-part-of-a-new-class-of-omicron/ar-AA133Y9C?cvid=1c5bfa6487f84424acba646fccd1e2ee

        • Mick November 18, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

          Well that’s better than nothing. One has to copy and paste it, and then it takes you to your search engine where you can click on the site.

          Better than Moderation Purgatory.

          • Islander November 18, 2022 at 7:00 pm #

            I think it must have something to do with one’s OS, because not everyone has this problem. It must be the WordPress software reacting to something.

            I have an older OS. Maybe that is the problem.

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

            On my front it may be because I post on this blog from my Brave OS. (Brave isn’t compatible on many fronts). I guess I could try using the MS Edge OS. That way Gates can track me here too. Lol….

          • Mick November 18, 2022 at 7:21 pm #

            Doh! I meant browser. I’m using my Brave browser. But, it may be a factor with not being able to post links here.

          • Islander November 18, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

            Me, I would rather type htppXX than let MS Edge anywhere near MY personal operating system!!

            Windows is bad enough.

            Although my “upsupported” OS is still working fine. I don’t think it has back doors like newer systems.

          • benr November 19, 2022 at 11:20 am #

            @ISLANDER

            Xp and later uses sockets.
            All operating systems have flaws no way around it and if you are running one that no longer gets patches look out.
            You might as well lube up and bend over.
            You might consider switching to Ubuntu Linux
            It’s easy and you can download a trial copy that does not even load on the hard drive but runs in memory till you decide to install it.
            Note this can be a bit slow because of cdrom/dvd access speeds and through put.

            ubuntu.com/

            Don’t forget the h.t.t.p.s in front.

            Or debian.org which is what Ubunt is built off of.

            linux.com
            linux.org
            There are links to most of the popular flavors of Linux on the bottom link under downloads.

          • Islander November 20, 2022 at 9:30 pm #

            Benr,

            Thanks for the advice re OS’s.

            This is more or less what I was told about five years ago. Or was it six.

            But I really cannot make head nor tail of this kind of thing.

            Somehow I survive.

            If I end up screwed, so be it.

          • Islander November 20, 2022 at 9:32 pm #

            Actually still get Microsoft updates about once a month.

            Don’t ask me what is being updated, though. I don’t speak Computer.

  55. nobspleeze November 18, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

    “This complex fraud will smolder for a few weeks before it explodes into an extinction-grade event for the Democratic Party. ”

    Good Gawd, Man.

    Don’t you EVER get tired of being WRONG ?

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 6:48 pm #

      Well, I hope Kari Lake find a way to sink her claws into this scandal and use it in some way to discredit the whole gang.

      Or DeSantis.

      • Alzaebo November 19, 2022 at 2:36 am #

        I was stranded in the freezing Arizona mountains for four days last week, awaiting an engine part.

        Down to one candle and my last can of butane.

        But, I had enough juice to charge the phone and hear the radio.

        To hear them outright steal the election from Kari Lake!

        At that point, the temperature in there grew positively…tropical.

    • Slugoon November 19, 2022 at 12:14 am #

      I’m afraid I have to agree. Ain’t nuthin’ goan happen.

  56. tom clark November 18, 2022 at 7:03 pm #

    Islander…one trick pony…good description of Trump (and his minions).

    Meanwhile, please don’t ask me how old I am.

    Thank you.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

      Well, “we’re only as old as we feel”.

      Yeah….I hate that saying too.

      • KesaAnna November 18, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

        “we’re only as old as we feel”.

        Brought to you by the same logic that pushes , ” survival of the fittest . “

        • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

          The first is wrong. The second is valid. The fit tend to survive longer in nature. To the extent humans are still subject to natural laws, us as well of course.

          What is your issue here?

    • Islander November 18, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

      Why would I do that?

      It would never occur to me, and I have zero interest in your age (or you, TBH).

      But I have a feeling you are making inferences about my age.

      Can’t stop you, so I’ll continue to ignore you.

  57. anmariwakaranai November 18, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

    FTX aside, I think the fully stabbed n boosted are effectively lobotomized. This has been my experience with family and friends. Their critical thinking skills are done, and although some of it is Desmond’s mass formation, I truly believe there is a chemical or nano lobotomy happening. This helps the gr8 reset.
    Look at jaz!

    God help us resist this hellscape future they bring.

    Now my people are sick as hell, from CalifornIA to Vancouver, sick vexxed, sick. But they will not take horse paste, nooo. They tell me how much worse it might have been.

    Good news, my injured brother walked with help, and winked at a nurse with his one eye. Bad news, he us also full of clots.

    My niece was cured of her blood infection but still cancer n clots.

    I come from such a big family. I have never before considered the possibility of being the last survivor or thereabouts. It is really hitting home. I feel dread.

    Heading out. Laterz! Thanks for writing the generations of graft or family trees for the new communism Jim. Glad there’ll be a record.

    • Mick November 18, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

      There is nano technology in them thar jabs. That’s a fact. And, it does most likely allow people to be…..let’s just say more “mesmerized” by 5G. If it doesn’t kill them, which it also does in increasing numbers.

      Every time I see a picture of a toddler getting a jab it deeply saddens me. And then rage sets in.

      The “excess deaths” haven’t even reached a plateau yet either. I think that’s why they’re announcing this ‘variant XBB’ horseshit. It’s cover for all the people getting sick, and also dying.

      • Alzaebo November 19, 2022 at 2:24 am #

        The graphene and polygels react to EM signals.

        And where was 5G developed, the biggest 5G “well” in the world?
        Wuhan, China.

        Bonus! 5G will bathe us in 13 million times the signal any life form on Earth has ever endured before.

        I speculate a new life form is struggling to be born.

        Billions of cells, (brouters, routers, servers, towers, transceivers, relays, chips, electronics); cabling, wire, optical fiber; the Clouds (which are akin to the gods formed by organics, by Nature, racial collective “oversouls”)–

        a new form of life, an idoru, is trying to manifest in the physical world.

        • Woodchuck November 19, 2022 at 11:32 am #

          People are always assuming that their fossil fuel lifestyles will never change, and that from here on out life for everyone will include gas/electric cook stoves, central heat and air, washing machines, clothes dryers, hot water on tap, refrigerators, automobiles, restaurants, etc. Since we all make these assumptions, we also assume that “brouters, routers, servers, towers, transceivers, relays, chips, electronics); cabling, wire, optical fiber; the Clouds” – that all this electronic crapola will exist in perpertuity.

          It will not. After the grids are down everywhere and unreliable, after enough frozen food is dumped out to rot everywhere because refrigeration doesn’t work, after phones and internet are unreliable and not working half the time – well – say goodbye to all these utopian electronic dreams.

          The new world in the Long Emergency will be built and maintained by hand and mule power. A new life form of human will emerge – the very sort of human that our great great grandparents were. Tough hard people that can live without electricity. We’ve lived that way for nearly all of our some 100,000 year existence on the planet, and we will live that way in the future. The industrial age was just a tiny blip on the timeline of human history, and it will be gone before long. As will most of us……..

          • edpell November 19, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            Right on Woodchuck.

          • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

            When we had the derecho that knocked out electricity my daughter and her friends had a cookout in their backyard using up the food that was in their freezers.

            The cops came and broke it up. Said there was a curfew.

            Well, there was a curfew, but I still went home from work at midnight. I think that because I was in a car alone the cops didn’t bother.

            It was only people getting together in community that they were worried about.

            The manager at Burger King took all of his supplies to the Women’s Shelter when the freezers went out. I wonder if the cops broke in and confiscated it.

          • Jarek November 19, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

            Yes, Woody (this is the harder side of Dil, the redneck), the Sundowner Laws will come back too. Out of this town by nightfall, dark fellows. Or even Whites who don’t belong and have no business being there.

            I enjoy the forums on City-data.com. One guy said some Blacks had rolled into their small town and were hanging around. They were politely told to move along.

            One can afford to be polite if one obviously means it and has the force to back it up.

    • Jarek November 18, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

      Remember what our Lady of Fatima said: Whole nations will disappear. And Zachariah said 2/3 of humanity will die.

      • malthuss November 19, 2022 at 1:17 am #

        all of humanity [born pre 1800] is now dead, yes?

        Even barfani baba checked out.

      • Woodchuck November 20, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        We humans are just fine with death as long as it happens at random, with everyone dying at varying times. If 2/3 of humanity all dies within lets say, the same month, then this will be remembered as a historical event for many many centuries to come.

    • Redneck Liberal November 19, 2022 at 2:10 am #

      ‘Effectively lobotomies”. That fucking nanotechnology/grapheme oxide/tiny robots controlled by 5G sneak and snip your frontal lobe connections to your gastric tract, I guess…or something…

      • Mike G November 19, 2022 at 2:49 am #

        Liberal Deadneck throws in its 2 cents

      • GreenAlba November 19, 2022 at 6:29 am #

        Redneck, tell us what it is.

        stewpeters.com/video/2022/11/mark-of-the-beast-proof-toxic-graphene-oxide-nano-bots-self-assemble-in-vaxxed-blood/

        Note that: (a) the fact that the doctor appears to have a speech impediment is irrelevant and an ad hom on that point would be grotesque, (b) he’s just a normal Australian GP, who noted an exorbitant number of vaxx adverse reactions in his patients and went out and bought a microscope, as you could too.

        It’s worth mentioning too that in the contracts Pfizer drew up with the US government, there is a clause stipulating that vials of the vaxx will not be made available to researchers to analyse. (go on, tell us that’s because of ‘sensitive commercial interests’, even though it was us who paid for the R&D. Which is a bit like having to pay for your own bullet.

        Explanations eagerly awaited. Well, not that eagerly, since the rank stupidity of your responses to any real evidence is off the charts. And you talk about ‘conspiracy theorists’ not being amenable to evidence. What a joke.

        And don’t forget to tell us why a practising doctor would put his job on the line by going public with his findings if they weren’t real findings. You may extrapolate this to Professor Campra and his colleagues at the University of Almeria. And the many other teams of doctors and scientists doing the same work. Many of these people put more than their jobs on the line. Whereas all you ever risk is some folks at the pub thinking you’ve lost the plot, if you acknowledge the truth (or maybe they’d do more, your prez being Ms We’re-Your-One-Source-of-Truth and being very partial to internment camps).

        odysee.com/@thebigreset:1/ENGLISH:bb

        Again.

        About 1h40 in. You might as well watch to the end. Although watching from the beginning is what a rational, non-scaredy cat would do.

        • GreenAlba November 19, 2022 at 6:44 am #

          expose-news.com/2022/11/19/an-international-appeal-halt-rollout-of-5g/

          That’s before you even start on covid ‘vaccines’.

        • Paula D November 19, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

          India asked for an ingredient list before they would sign a contract with Pfizer.

          Pfizer gave up a billion person market rather than comply.

        • Redneck Liberal November 19, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

          I watched that grainy video. Even your ‘Strine country GP stated he didn’t know what he was seeing…so tell, me – what was shown? No speculation please…

          • GreenAlba November 19, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

            You are beyond help.

            You’ll be watching your neighbours get into the cattle car, still saying ‘so, tell me, what is that? No speculation, please’.

            Perhaps you’ll get on better with this.

            zeeemedia.com/interview/world-first-robotic-arms-assembling-via-nanotech-inside-covid-19-vaccines-filmed-in-real-time-dr-nixon/

            He says quite clearly what he’s seeing.

            If you have a better explanation, do feel free.

      • benr November 19, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        Now that you know what is wrong with your thinking what are you going to do about it?

        • Redneck Liberal November 19, 2022 at 8:14 pm