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Between That Rock and The Hard Place

:…the president has made American support for Ukraine the centerpiece of his argument for a revitalized alliance in Europe, and he had told advisers that he wanted to mark the first anniversary of the invasion as a way of reassuring allies that his administration remains committed….” — The New York Times, Feb 20, 2023

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     Secret Agent Man “Joe Biden” turned up in Kiev Monday morning after landing in Poland and riding an overnight choo-choo train across the Ukraine frontier to avoid the hazardous pomp of landing Air Force One in a war zone. One might try to guess the message Victoria Nuland sent her errand boy to deliver. My guess is that “JB” was there to tell Wolodymyr Zelensky the USA stands behind him one hundred percent — an obvious whopper — being exactly the opposite of the developing reality that, short of setting off nuclear Armageddon, there is really nothing the USA can do to prevent Russia from concluding our ill-conceived project on its own terms. Who better to deliver an arrant falsehood than the master, “Scranton Joe,” he who once battled and vanquished the tyrant Corn-Pop!

      Remember, last week Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Mark Milley, speaking out of the aperture between his butt cheeks, announced that Russia had lost “strategically, operationally and tactically” in Ukraine. This was after NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg announced rather clumsily that Ukraine’s army was out of ammo, especially artillery shells, and the only remedy for that was for Europe to rebuild an armaments industry — which was a sideways-and-backwards way of saying…  fuggeddabowdit.

      One might also suppose that, behind all this cognitive dissonance, the US would be engaged in secret talks with Russia to arrive at some face-saving device for getting out of this mess. But really, what is our leverage for that? Can we threaten to put US boots-on-the-Ground in Ukraine? That would be a little like channeling Gen. George Armstrong Custer, don’t you think? Apparently, all we’re left with is a game of pretend, using the Pretender-in-Chief as the front.

      I’d also venture to say that American voters are not so enthused about this Ukraine pageant as they seemed to be last summer when the yellow and blue flags popped up on front porches at every Woked-up clam-bake from Edgartown to Bar Harbor. Our Ukrainian proxies sure seemed to be giving those Ruskies what-for along the front lines in Donbas, payback, you understand, for helping Donald Trump steal the 2016 election from She Whose Turn It Was Supposed to Be… America’s Amazonian Caesar-in-a-pants-suit, HRC.

      The fall offensive by Ukraine was an illusion, alas, setting up its army for methodical decimation, now nearly complete. So, too, is all the talk of sending tanks in to save the day. And so, too, is the very existence of NATO as anything other than window-dressing on an empty storefront. If blowing up the Nord Stream pipelines, as recently alleged by independent reporter Seymour Hersh, smells like an attack on our supposed ally, Germany, then how was it not an attack on NATO, in which Germany is the centerpiece? And, finally, why would Germany not be engaging in secret talks of its own with Russia, behind America’s back?

     Intrigue must be rife now throughout Europe, and Americans will not hear anything about it from its Deep State-owned news media. Is there any reason why Europe could not live with a neutralized Ukraine? Of course not. Ukraine is in uproar now simply because geniuses in the US State Department thought it would be a good way to annoy and antagonize Russia. The project was insane from inception. The main result is that Europe will no longer have the natural gas it needs at a rational price to continue being an industrial society.

      One must conclude that NATO is looking for a way out of this. But there is no way out except to declare by word or deed, directly or otherwise, that NATO has outlived the reason for its existence. Any sane analysis by Europeans would arrive at the unnerving realization that the USA has become the enemy of NATO, not Russia. If all that is so, then a seismic shift is underway that will leave America hung out to dry on the Ukraine project. Germany will have to make a deal with Russia to rebuild the Nord Streams. What could the US do about that? Impose sanctions on Germany, France, the Netherlands, and the rest of the bunch? Where does that leave Western Civ?

    I’ll tell you: it leaves Western Civ diminished. It leaves our country to stew in its own rancid economic and financial juices in abject isolation from, basically, the rest of the world. (Fare-thee-well hegemonic dream; hello multi-polarity!) It leaves Ukraine neutralized and no longer a problem… It leaves Russia able to feel secure in its borders and free to get on with being a normal nation… and it leaves Europe the hope that it can resume modern life a while longer with the familiar comforts and conveniences.

     The end of the Ukraine conflict also exposes the rotten web of Globalist schemers who planted their operators in every niche of American life and all around Western Civ — George Soros’s empire of meddling NGOs, Bill Gates’s World Health Org puppet show, the ridiculous World Economic Forum’s network of stooges in high places from Justin Trudeau to BlackRock’s Larry Fink.

      The end of the Ukraine conflict reveals the submission of the Democratic Party to nefarious interests intent on wrecking this country. Even the most benign end to the Ukraine conflict — such as, by default, Europe and Russia settling-up on their own to stop the fighting — will be another humiliation for “Joe Biden” and the crew behind him, as bad as the last days in Kabul. Their other crimes await full disclosure, everything from treasonous bribery to the fraud and genocide around Covid-19. There will have to be a severe political realignment in America. But before that can happen, expect many seasons of terrible disorder.


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1,016 Responses to “Between That Rock and The Hard Place”

  1. Penelope Dreadful February 20, 2023 at 9:48 am #

    So, I guess The Ukraine is in the “tank”, so to speak. That is what happens when 97% of the Russian military is there. The Elites like the number 97 – as in “97% of all scientists agree, blah blah blah.” And they like 51, and 17 too. All Prime Numbers!

    • chopper February 20, 2023 at 10:21 am #

      We need to continually ask the question who benefits? Diversions will increase as the noose becomes a more immediate threat to those profiting from the destruction of America. Investigating crimes against humanity start right here with political pawns and their puppet masters.

      • Bilejones February 20, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

        Since when is 51 a Prime?

        • Penelope Dreadful February 20, 2023 at 5:09 pm #

          When you can’t multiply 17 x 3 ???

          (PS: That was just a test to see who was paying attention!) 🙂

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          • SpeedyBB February 22, 2023 at 7:55 pm #

            Jessica darling, if you please… the topic of conversation, Jessica, is not what you might imagine it is. There, raise your earhorn. Stick it in – CAREFULLY – and listen up, J. You might learn something.

            What’s that, Jessica? Something about ten to twenty big ones a week? Jessica dear, the only way that can happen is through discreet trade in controlled substances, and such a rash adventure is well beyond thee and me. Or perhaps you are referring to getting a Pentagon contract to manufacture subsonic weapons to send to our brave boys fighting those Untermenschen in Ükraine?

            Or how about giving the enemy a dose of Gene Therapy, girl? That’ll show the Slavs.

            Slavs = Slaves. Get it? Jessica, you still there?

      • abbybwood February 20, 2023 at 2:06 pm #

        Now the memes are flying around Twitter regarding Biden doing his clandestine visit to Alensky (don’t say the Z!) with another $500 million as he ignores our own Chernobyl in East Palestine, Ohio.

        What happens when we figure out that “some” of those invaders on our southern border have been sent here just to terrorize our rail lines, electric substations, food processing plants etc.?

        There are thousands of “got aways” at our border from over 100 different countries.

        Let’s put a U.S. map on the wall and put red dots on all the “unusual incidents” that have happened on our infrastructure over the past two years. Starts to look like a war zone.

        Bringing the U.S. down without firing a shot.

        • sonnyL February 20, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

          The Obama, sorry, Biden-Soros administration has taken the first steps to global conflict to appease the Davos crowd. The 20% reduction in world population has begun. Biden actually is too stupid to understand it, but the world oligarchs (and the American media) have their plan fastidiously in place.. Brace yourselves folks, civilization will be part of the new world correction soon..

          • Mick February 20, 2023 at 7:45 pm #

            You are right, it is the Obama Administration. The Third Term.

    • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 10:34 am #

      Yes, surprise, surprise as Gomer Pyle would say. The lamestream media goes from declaring Russia as lost one day and then posts articles speculating on what nation Putin might invade next since Ukraine is beaten. What a bunch of pathetic lying scum! Sooner or later the entire rest of the world is going to man up, get their acts together, and tell US(A) to go pound sand, and we have certainly earned that.

      Laura Ingram did a nice piece the other day during which she asked if you had gone out for bids to a number of contractors to upgrade your kitchen, would you trust Fetterman or Biden to evaluate the bids, decide which was the best deal, and then supervise the work? Of course, you wouldn’t she declared, “Then why would you trust them with your government?” Good question Laura, but the sad answer is that Americans, at least far too many of the ones I know care more about who mows their lawns, or who cleans their houses than they do about nuclear annihilation. Good for them, maybe the latter will solve the former problem.

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 10:51 am #

        I’d love to see a panel discussion with Biden, Fetterman, and Diane Feinstein on the topic “Where did I leave my keys, and why can’t I find them?”

        • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 10:52 am #

          You owe me a new keyboard after I spewed my coffee on mine after reading your response!

        • sonnyL February 20, 2023 at 7:09 pm #

          Fetterman-Harris 2024

          • Mick February 20, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

            I think an Obama-Fetterman ticket is more likely. Big Mike Obama, that is.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

            Comic delight! At least it will get funnier as it gets darker….

      • Vegan Shark February 20, 2023 at 11:01 am #

        Good question Laura, but the sad answer is that Americans, at least far too many of the ones I know care more about who mows their lawns, or who cleans their houses than they do about nuclear annihilation.

        Americans can choose who mows the lawn and cleans the house. They have no control over the powers bumbling their way to nuclear annihilation.

        • rudyspeaks February 20, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

          “Americans can choose who mows the lawn and cleans the house”… yeah, but they’re so mentally lazy that, if their options for house-cleaning and yard work were 2 crappy, inept companies, they’d keep choosing one or the other, oblivious to the obvious truth that BOTH options are incompetent morons. Hey, we could try a DIFFERENT option!! [American response] “You’d be ‘throwing away your vote!'”…sigh

        • sonnyL February 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm #

          Well said, and yet the ‘powers’ aint that much smarter. They only THINK they are. Which is the really scary aspect of of the Soros-Gates-Davos plan. Almost as incredibly stupid as changing the world to reliance on solar energy. In life there are great ideas and eclectic goals, but in most cases they are fantasy driven bullshit.

        • SpeedyBB February 22, 2023 at 7:57 pm #

          Jesus mows my lawn.

          Unless his wife is having one of those days again, and then it will probably be Miguel.

      • Q. Shtik February 20, 2023 at 12:03 pm #

        Laura Ingraham.

        • WadeWaters February 20, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

          …is a Deep State hack.

          • Mick February 20, 2023 at 7:46 pm #

            Lol….

            Probably correct.

      • wokethis February 20, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

        I miss Gomer Pyle…he was military…he’d be a shoe-in for jcs or secdef…maybe nato…

        • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 6:10 pm #

          Gomer could have organized the Afghan withdrawal better, without a doubt.

      • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 9:02 am #

        Laura Ingraham is my 2nd favorite cable TV “infotainment” personality.

        That’s not high bar–it’s the polite way of saying “least execrable.”

        I’m an occasional viewer, but I will watch her.

        She points out the obvious to the “conservative” obvious, which is commendable.

        However, I can’t recall her discussing why the war started in Ukraine, or WHEN it really started, which was in 2014, during the US-engineered Maidan coup.

        Maybe I missed. Maybe I’m being too hard on the blonde millionaire who’s got hers, and makes more by reminding the rest of us the US government is wrecking America, while avoiding the deeper, root causes for the rot–which is the Fox News philosophy, since they are in on it too.

      • Gman February 25, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

        The answer to FauxNews election-fraud denier, phony Laura Ingraham is that we didn’t trust Brandon or Festerman to run the government. The elections were rigged.

    • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

      Not to derail you, but 51 isn’t a prime number. 3×17=51.

      • abbybwood February 20, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

        Reminds me of the EU Foreign Minister Von der Leyon saying at the Munich Conference that the only way for negotiations with Russia is if they do a “360 degree turn around.”

        Of course Medvedev had a field day with that when he said she obviously didn’t have an engineering degree and, oh, Russia is staying our position.”

        Ha!

        • Paddys Lament February 20, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

          Abby. It was the German Foreign Minister Baerbock who delivered that blunder. And that was less than one month after declaring “Germany is at war with Russia.” Of course, she was 180 degrees off course that time, too!

        • mrs_saj February 20, 2023 at 5:11 pm #

          A 360 degree turnaround is no change at all. And let me assure you, I have an engineering degree.

          Unfortunately, an 8th grader could also tell you the same thing.

          • oswegatchie February 21, 2023 at 10:33 am #

            We have a 360 degree turnaround every time we have an election!

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 10:54 am #

            Oswegatchie – more like a 1080 – like a dog chasing his tail, spinning around three times. Your point is well-taken though, always continuing in the same direction.

          • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

            Here, add this to your collection:

            Physicists use to say, “A Hungarian is a man who enters a revolving door behind you, and comes out in front of you”

          • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm #

            mrs_saj

            I’m not so sure about that. It has been found that in the Baltimore City School Distric and probably in a lot of other cities too that Middle School and High School students lack the skills to do basic math.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

            Bill – she probably meant home-schooled 8th graders. You are right though, the Public Fool System is struggling with maff.

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

      And it’s not just ancient Megaliths that are aligned with key star systems, so is every structure – your house included.

      The Aliens are coming. Nay, they are already everywhere.

      • Mick February 20, 2023 at 6:09 pm #

        Yep. Someone I know last week was saying, “I don’t believe the aliens will ever come”.

        I said that well…..they’re already here and have been here for so long that it probably isn’t accurate to call them ‘Alien’. (People don’t understand the multidimensional reality, even though people love to spout Quantum this and Quantum that. There are beings within several feet of all of us right now. Just because we can’t see them, most of the time, doesn’t mean they’re not there).

        I could elaborate, but there’s no gain in doing that. Not for me anyway.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

          As Don Juan said to Carlos, You think that just because someone looks human, they are human. Nothing could be further from the Truth.

          You have to learn to SEE.

          • Mick February 20, 2023 at 7:47 pm #

            Yes, there is that factor/reality too.

      • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        Jarek, have you ever wondered why the aliens have made no physical contact with us? We are a race of people who kill our unborn. We have been killing and torturing each other for thousands of years over trivial things such as religious and political ideologies. Now we have hundreds of devices that can destroy all life on Earth within an hour and we play around with them like they are toys. What adavanced civilization would want to associate with perverted and deranged life forms like us.

    • ThorsHammer February 20, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

      Joe will Go– probably by the end of the month.

      Will it be while sniffing the blonde hair of a 12 year old provided by his host in “Free Ukraine”? Perhaps by a “Russian” missile fired from the window across the street? I don’t think so. The Biden Hologram has outlived its usefulness to the State, but their current pressing need is to devise a scenario that allows them to pivot to China China China and leave the Ukrainian Black Hole to Russia while proclaiming another glorious American victory.

      Half the American people have been overwhelmed by the Mind Parasites cultivated in them by the COVID Pandemic of Fear. They are incapable of rational thought, and would love nothing better than to stuff all knowledge of the Ukrainian experiment down their memory holes and pound sand on top of it. It worked for the First Endless War in Afghanistan, so why wouldn’t it work again?

      The best scrip would be for Diaper Joe to gracefully step down while receiving a hero’s reward for his valiant struggle to serve his Nation while fighting off the Devil of old age. If he lacks the mental capacity to understand what a great deal that is, there are any number of medical solutions to achieve the same end.

      As newly anointed Queen of the Coven, Cackles could then be perfectly placed to “mastermind” the pivot to the new World Order where the USA is still the Dominatrix, but only of the remaining Free World consisting of Wall Street, the City of London, Germany, Poland, and Norway.

      • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 8:46 pm #

        LOL, the “Free World”. It’s a lot like the “international community”.

        Clown World.

        • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2023 at 10:46 pm #

          Yes Paula – and the “rules-based-order”. It’s lost on Blinkin’ Blinken and lots of others – that they don’t make the rules anymore.

      • dilbert113 February 21, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Respectfully, people have been saying that Biden is about to resign/retire/get pushed out since the day he was sworn in. You now, on February 20, 2023, predict that he will be gone soon, probably in the next week or so. Again, respectfully, will you say the same thing on March 20th, when he is still in office? Or April? Or May? Nothing ever happens to the Democrats, and that is what is wrong with this country. We have devolved into one-party rule, and Biden is out to lunch, just like Chernenko and other tired old men who “ruled” the Soviet Union before Gorbachev and the USSR’s eventual collapse. The USSR did the exact same thing in its final years as the US is doing right now, install a tired old fool as leader and give the one party ruling the nation Carte Blanche to do whatever the wished, usually against the will of the people. We all know how that played out.

        • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 11:49 am #

          I am one of those who has predicted that Biden will be axed “any day now”, since before the election even.

          The USSR was destroyed by 3 men, who were bribed by the US, however. The majority of citizens of the USSR voted to keep the union, in early 1991.
          But the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus went on a secret retreat and signed the dissolution document which destroyed the union. The US moved in and has looted them since. Except for Russia, which got most of its wealth back under control earlier this century.

          Hence, the US using its proxy country Ukraine to attack Russia. The neocons, led by Victoria Nuland, are convinced that they can get back into Russia and loot it again. They just need to get rid of the Russian people.

          That is what they are trying to do.

        • Cankerpuss February 21, 2023 at 11:58 am #

          Holy Wedgie Batman, my Jockey Shorts are Riding Up! I found someone who gets it. Finally someone who gets it. We got us a big, bad, filthy uniparty that is controlling everything. Yet there are still millions of Americans who buy into the fraud that we are governed by a two party system. How many years have we seen Republicans take control and fail to deliver on their promises. Obamacare still exists. The Border is still open. Taxes are still high. The Government is still spending too much money. The Constitution is still hanging by a nose hair. We are still waging illegal wars and spending all of our strength and means warmongering everywhere but at home where it needs it (southern border for starts). The Republicans, the Democrats, they are all one in the same. Sure, the Rs pay lip service to the Conservatives out there but behind the closed doors they do exactly the same thing the Democrats do. Spend and grow the Government and play God. Joe Biden being removed from office? PFFFTTT! Not going to happen and if it did, they’d replace him with another malleable puppet so why does it matter anyway?

          • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

            Well, I’m thankfull that someone out there really knows what’s going on behind the curtain. Alot of us have no clue. We spend our days with our faces glued to the cell phone and our Social Media accounts satisfying the need for constant 7/24/365 contact with our friends and family. Many of us don’t care what’s going on in the world unless it’s happening in our own backyards and effects our comfort zone.

    • Mick February 20, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

      No, 97% of Russian forces aren’t in the Ukraine right now. That would be pretty dumb on their part, and they ain’t dumb.

      They won’t need 97% to finish the job. More like 50%. They need the other half to defend Russia itself, for good reason.

      • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 8:47 pm #

        Yes, the circling jackals are becoming more bold. They openly state their intentions of dividing and destroying Russia and stripping her resources.

    • Gail February 21, 2023 at 6:24 pm #

      I think I’m glad to welcome Ash Wednesday and Lent tomorrow, whereupon I shall give up the Internet. Prayers, repentance, almsgiving and mortification will be a welcome respite from Social Media and all the bad news.

  2. MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 9:54 am #

    How inappropriate but yet apt it is to read that Hologram Joe saw fit to visit Ukraine, but not the scene of the massive chemical leak disaster in East Palestine.

    Another great essay today, Jim! Thank you.

    Lots of chuckles from the first paragraph especially.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      Ahead of the curve too. Like newspapers used to be at times.

      I hadn’t known about that trip.

      They, whoever “they” are, have to be really really concerned about secrecy, to do all their communicating face to face.

      Remember that Zelensky was just doing a whirlwind tour himself.

      Does this mean they fear retribution?

      BTW Kamala already announced they were going to distribute disaster aid based on race. Nobody said anything.

      • thirdcoastlegend February 20, 2023 at 10:09 am #

        Lefty UK rag The Grauniad posted news of Smokin’ Joe’s surprise visit around 4 AM Eastern time.

      • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

        She was very excited about BLM rioting too, saying that it wasn’t going to stop and shouldn’t stop.

        Of course it stopped with the election of Biden – like clockwork. Just because they choose idiots are their front holes doesn’t mean they are. Of course they are utter fools on a deeper level. Tactics, yes! Strategy, no…..

    • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 10:51 am #

      I wonder if Dopey Joe has been placed in harm’s way so that he can be “accidently” taken out (by Russians of course) in a limp attempt to gin up public support for a boots on the ground offense by US troops? Stranger things have happened. While I would certainly prefer that Dopey Joe lives to be 150 years old with his last 70 years with a totally functionless brain along with complete incontinence, losing him on the trip would be a no big deal. It might even be fun to see Kackles step up to the plate for a bit before a replacement is put in place. The possibilities are delicious and endless!

      • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        There’s video of Joe and Z bravely taking a stroll in the sunshine while all around air raid sirens are going off.

        Reminds me of Hillary’s whopper about being told to keep her head down because of snipers.

        • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

          LOL, I also noticed that lil’ Z has a lot of green screen “appearances”.

        • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 8:49 pm #

          The US cordons off entire miles around the appearances of presidents in the USA or other countries.
          They know that we hate them.

          But we’re supposed to believe that Joe and Z wandered through the streets of Kiev while sirens blared?

          Jesus, they think we are dumb.

      • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        Newsweek must be reading this blog, they just posted on MSN homepage that Dopey Joe might be assassinated in Ukraine. Oh buy.

        • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 11:49 am #

          Oh boy that is.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

            “Buy” naturally comes to mind when speaking of Buyden.

    • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      MQ. . .

      Per your comment, “Joe saw fit to visit Ukraine, but not the scene of the massive chemical leak disaster in East Palestine.” . . .

      Methinks the last place in the world, that ‘Joe’ would want to be right now, or even be thinking about — would be East Palestine, Ohio.

      I believe this to be the case for the following reasons:

      1.) Ohio Governor DeWine admitted that he and PA Governor Josh Shapiro signed off on the controlled burn in East Palestine.

      See:

      thepostmillennial.com/we-made-the-decision-gov-dewine-admits-he-and-gov-josh-shapiro-signed-off-on-controlled-burn-in-east-palestine

      2.). The burning of the contents of of five rail cars (sealed tanks) containing Vinyl Chloride — among other chemicals — which also continue to be the *only* ones actually being tested for — produces Phosgene gas and Dioxin.

      3.) The CDC changed toxicity info on Vinyl Chloride days before the derailment.

      See:

      newspunch.com/inside-job-cdc-changed-toxicity-info-on-vinyl-chloride-days-before-derailment/

      4.) The East Palestine train wreck may have created largest Dioxin plume in world history.

      See:

      naturalnews.com/2023-02-17-east-palestine-train-wreck-largest-dioxin-plume.html#

      5.) NOAA’s Air Resources Lab modeled the distribution of particles from the East Palestine train derailment. But now the images have suddenly disappeared from the original article.

      “They have been deleted… And everybody knows why… This is one of the worst HazMat disaster in the entire history of the US”

      See:

      strangesounds.org/2023/02/ohio-disaster-cover-up-noaa-removes-two-images-of-hysplit-models-from-their-article-here-they-are.html

      6.). It might also be added, that the chemical plume has now extended well into Canada, now making this an international envirinmental disaster.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:49 am #

        Rochelle just claimed tthat CDC guidance doesn’t change over time, with regard to smothering innocent young children in dirty face rags at the behest of the teacher’s union president.

        Yet another yuge lie by a woman who deserves to hang.

        • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2023 at 10:53 pm #

          Beryl – hanging is not expedient enough.

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

        Yep, you bet Jo Jo Magoo doesn’t want to be anywhere near that mess.

      • Q. Shtik February 20, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

        envirinmental

        • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

          Nuch obliged fory your input Q. Shtik !

          Format vs. Substance.

          Format foremost. . .

          apparently.

      • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

        Let’s not forget that Ohio went for Trump, and voters in the county where the wreck occurred voted 70% for GGG. Why would anyone expect the Delaware Dolt to do a damn thing to help them?

        • abbybwood February 20, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

          I also read that the surrounding farms are Amish.

          The Amish are fighting fed laws saying they have to inject their cows with various chemicals in order to sell their milk to the locals.

          The Amish are fighting back.

          They are getting theirs now!

          • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 6:28 pm #

            abbybwood …

            Pursuant to your comment:

            “The Amish are fighting fed laws saying they have to inject their cows with various chemicals in order to sell their milk to the locals.”

            I was not aware of this, or the timing of the Fed action as related to your comment.

            However, if it is in *any* way related to this incident, I can assure you that this action on the part of the Fed is for optics only.

            Why do I say this?

            In addition to being chemically related to ‘Agent Orange’, the long-term exposure to Dioxin is linked to cancer, impairment of the immune system, the developing nervous system, the endocrine system and reproductive functions.

            Once the Dioxin plume — now over Canada falls back to the ground via gravity or rainfall, it is propagated via groundwater to the aquifer.

            Any plant-eating organisms (including cows eating the now- contaminated grass) will become poisoned and expire.

            Any milk physiologically created by poisoned cows prior to their death will be contaminated with Dioxin.

            Any organisms drinking said milk will will be contaminated with Dioxin.

            Dioxin-contaminated organisms return the Dioxin to the groundwater/aquifer upon their death.

            Dioxins are called persistent organic pollutants, meaning they take a long time to break down once they are in the environment.

            .. . Just for the optics.

            See:

            Times Beach, MO

            Love Canal, Niagara Falls, NY

          • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            Or Vietnam.

          • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 2:56 pm #

            Speaking of the locals. . .

            “Local Farmer Sounds the Alarm: Why Did East Palestine Launch ‘MyID’ Emergency Service to Surveil Biometrics 1 Week Before Ohio Train Derailment?”

            Link:

            thegatewaypundit.com/2023/02/local-farmer-sounds-the-alarm-why-did-east-palestine-launch-myid-emergency-service-to-surveil-biometrics-1-week-before-ohio-train-derailment/

      • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 9:08 am #

        Just like Winston in the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

        What you see on the web today could be gone tomorrow. THAT never existed; THAT never was.

        THIS is what it is. It has always been THIS. Never THAT.

        Next month, THAT will be, and THIS will never have been.

        Technology is great, yeah. How else would we have JHK’s blog? And, just as important, the commentary?

        But there is something to having a BOOK or newsprint: it’s simple, contains information, and does not require a device (computer, DVD player, tape player) to access.

      • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

        By Jove! I was on YouTube last evening and saw pic a railroad passing around a mountainside somewhere out West. First one I’ve seen in weeks without a train wreck on it.

      • ViceGrip February 22, 2023 at 8:40 am #

        Now. . .

        over the target. . .

        “Chemical Weaponry Destined For Ukraine
        Ignited In East Palestine Train Wreck”

        Link:

        rense.com/general97/chemical-weaponry-destined-for-ukraine-ignited-in-east-palestine.php

        • ViceGrip February 22, 2023 at 9:05 am #

          per the above…

          “There is sufficient evidence even at this early stage for those gas-targeted nations (in a false flag operation), including Poland, Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, to initiate a case at The Hague War Crimes Tribunal against the Biden administration for planned crimes against humanity with scheduled deployment of a banned chemical weapon in a false-flag operation.”

    • Rowdypiglet February 20, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

      Indeed, I know of no one else who could make me laugh at the ruination of our world and looming Armageddon.

  3. kidseyedoc February 20, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    Another Great Post, Jim!

  4. DrTomSchmidt February 20, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    They needed nordstream because the Ukraine was siphoning off gas to turn profits for Burisma to pay Hunter with 10% for the big guy. The last pipeline sending cheap gas from Russia to Europe ironically runs through Ukraine, the Poles having shut down the one through Belarus. blowing Nordstream was just protecting the family business for Biden.

    This will end NATO if there’s a shrewd of testosterone left in Germany.

    • DrTomSchmidt February 20, 2023 at 10:02 am #

      Shred. Stupid autocorrect.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 10:07 am #

        Testosterone and shrewd behavior are frequently mutually exclusive.

        I think that’s why Americans love their sports so much. Men who have learned to channel and control their masculinity.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

          Yes, you could say so. Modern women wouldn’t like normal men, men not controlled by shrews.

      • zenfugue February 20, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        Proofread. Stupid editor.

    • Islander February 20, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      Dr. Tom,

      Thanks.

      Too many smart people do NOT grasp the relationship between the corruption of Ukraine and the impetus to build Nord Stream 2 in the first place: Namely, to provide a reliable supply line of gas to Europe by bypassing the Ukie grifters.

      The Ukes were causing deliveray and payment problems for decades with their little gas games—problems that plunged Europe into the cold already in I think it was 2006.

      • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        Islander. . .

        Most certainly as far back as 2006, but perhaps even a tad earlier, during the reign of Yulia Tymoshenko, who served as the prime minister of Ukraine twice: January to September 2005 and again from December 2007 until March 2010.

        “Game on !”

      • DrTomSchmidt February 20, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

        One of the things I just don’t get. Russia invaded Ukraine, for whatever reason. Russia sends gas to Europe THROUGH Ukraine, using payments for that gas to pay for the war against Ukraine. Russia is presumably paying Ukraine the transit fees that are due for the pipeline. Why is that pipeline still in place?

        I can only conclude because the rulers of Ukraine want it to be. The poles shut down the pipeline across their territory and the Americans blew up the ones direct from Russia to Germany.

        • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

          Dr. Tom,

          Quite the Mobius Strip of insanity, ain’t it?

        • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 4:53 pm #

          Dr. Tom …..Would you think that big money and some kind of payoffs behind the curtain is involed in that fiasco?

  5. lizharmon February 20, 2023 at 10:01 am #

    Imagine being so woke as to stand with real life Nazis. These people are idiots by any reasonable definition.

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

      Yes, Ukraine produces some large and impressive White thugs. But the real Nazis were also smart. These guys, play acting in uniforms, are idiots. They were never going to be allowed to have their own nation. Z and Co were going to fill the place up with 3rd worlders and trannies.

      • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 5:59 am #

        Your “real” Nazis were backed by the same set of globocapitalist investors then, just as they are now.

        Perhaps they see what you do not.

        Fancy that.

        • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          So if the globocaps (whom you work for, right?) were already in complete control, why WW2 at all? Why waste the resources?

          Hitler had to deal with the world as he found it. He had to deal with selfish people in Germany and by extension, the greater world. Similarly, Putin pretended to be on board with the Oligarchs until he was in a place where he could betray them for the sake of Russia.

          Churchill admitted in his memoirs that Germany had refused to give up real sovereignty for the nascent New World Order that was being created.

          • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            Classic Jarek: Introduce an idea beneficial to whatever his argument is based on as though his interlocutor introduced it, and run from there. A straw man of sorts.

            No one said they were in complete control of anything. It was pointed out that wealthy US and international banksters and tycoons backed Hitler, just as they now back Zelensky’s Azov Fourth Reichsters.

          • Jarek February 22, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

            But they didn’t back the United States and the Allies?

            Oh, you little fool. You very little fool.

            They backed both sides, as in the Civil War. But they backed one side more – the one they wanted to win. Because obviously Yankee Capitalism was far more in accord with their world view than Aristocratic Southern Agrarianism.

            Just so in WW2. But they treated Britain as a loser after the War. Why? Because they weren’t really on the Allied side – they were on their own side. Britain lost as much as Germany did. That’s why Americans were treated with contempt after the War as well.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2023 at 2:47 pm #

            Hitlervision™

            Oh, you little fool. You very little fool.” ~ Jarek

            ——

            “Ad hominem (Latin for ‘to the person’), short for argumentum ad hominem… refers to several types of arguments, most of which are fallacious.

            Typically, this term refers to a rhetorical strategy where the speaker attacks the character, motive, or some other attribute of the person making an argument rather than addressing the substance of the argument itself.” ~ Wikipedia

            ====

            Just to add/qualify; if one is not engaging in an argument but, rather, say, more of a flame war, then it’s not an argument as such and so what would otherwise be considered a logical fallacy would seem not to apply in that kind of context.

            But don’t mind me. Carry on…

            ====

            Nothing really matters,
            Anyone can see,
            Nothing really matters,
            Nothing really matters, to me…

            Any way the wind blows.” ~ Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen

          • Night Owl February 23, 2023 at 4:29 am #

            Once again, Jarek introduces a point of no relevance whatsoever in order to be able to uphold the appearance of being able to keep the discussion going.

            This goes back to what I told you months ago, Jarek: they are a means to an end.

          • Jarek February 23, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

            A point of no relevance? That the Bankers finance both sides but choose which one will win? Do you think they wanted the Nazis to win?

            You’re a retard.

          • Night Owl February 23, 2023 at 4:20 pm #

            Your word salads have no power here, Stormfront Bro.

  6. hmuller February 20, 2023 at 10:04 am #

    Jim, you are correct as to which orifice General Milley Vanilla uses to speak. And if you think that’s a cigar between his big lips……think again.

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      He’s doing the Trump thing: Talking sense off camera and being a good subordinate officially.

      • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

        Good subordinate? Oh yes, hey China I’ll let ya know in advance if Trump is gonna nuke ya.

  7. messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 10:07 am #

    Remember this:

    “Freedom is priceless, its worth fighting for, as long as it takes…” Biden in Ukraine

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 10:39 am #

      What a whopper. Forty years in the Senate learning to lie with a straight face.

      Ukraine will never have freedom until it makes peace with Russia. Obama/Biden’s mob will put Ukraine into total corruption if they were to win.

      Not going to happen.

      • messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 6:02 pm #

        Instead of “Remember” I should have said, Never Forget.

        httpX://michaelyon.com/dispatches/this-is-an-obvious-invasion-force/

      • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 9:17 am #

        The Ukraine is already in total corruption. Before the Russians formally moved in, if you talked to a Ukrainian-American, THEY would tell you about having to bribe customs inspectors when flying home to visit family a $20, OR take forever to clear customs and have them put all kinds of tariff/duty.

        It’s in the culture. The “Ukrainians” (who are really Russian offshoots; no vice versa may be more precise–the Russians evolved from Kievan Rus, became the more populous and advance group) have been overrun by many different groups.

        The flat terrain is conducive to invasions by Mongols, Swedes, Poles, Turks, and Russian. So the Ukrainians learned to outwardly adapt to their conquerors du jure. And that mean bribing your conquerors.

        Obama/Biden, excellent grifters in their own right, in the American context, probably learned some base tricks of the trade from Ukrainians, and the Ukrainians learned a little about the more complicated, rules-based, American way of corruption.

    • Yirgach February 20, 2023 at 11:08 am #

      Look out!

      The pResident is getting ready to send in the Equity Brigade to do battle with the Rooskies. Their makeup alone will scare the living crap out of them. Putin will have no choice but to nuke the place.

      • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:23 am #

        I wonder? Look at the map of who has what. Russia has 90% of what it wants right now. Ukraine is wasting its military on a couple of cities that make little difference. The high tech warfare used by both sides is worthless, an observation that is really bothering the US Deep State. Russia has its bufferzone, it wants Odessa to cut off the UKes from the Black Sea, Russia is probably putting in defenses at the new border line, making Ukraine impotent.

        They do not need Nukes. Even if the US commits boots on the ground, Russia has what it wants and needs.

        • Yirgach February 20, 2023 at 11:53 am #

          When I mentioned “makeup” I meant Revlon, not Kevlar.
          Nice analysis BTW.

        • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

          JohnAz. . . .

          Absolutely correct about Odessa!

          That is the prize.

          After Odessa is taken by the RF, it’s ‘game over, since it permits RF unobstructed entry to their Russian protectorate of Transdnistria and thus the fabled ‘land bridge’.

          All of that BS lately about Moldava is a diversion pertaining to the upcoming action in Odessa.

          Transdnistria occupies a sliver of land *within* the eastern border of Moldava btw.

  8. Doc Holliday February 20, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    “She Whose Turn It Was Supposed to Be… America’s Amazonian Caesar-in-a-pants-suit, HRC.”

    Great Line! Now, more coffee from the cup, down the throat, and less out the nostrils and onto the keyboard…..

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      Aw, wouldn’t it be a shame if Nikki would break the mirror.

      HRC would do anything to stop that from happening

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        Nikki’s just as big a nutbag as HRC.

        Even rightwingers don’t like her.

        • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:25 am #

          Well, Mary, exactly who do you like? Is there anyone? Trying not to be a smartass, but you are deeply critical of any offering, it seems.

          • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:27 am #

            BTW, if you do not like the moderate GOP, RINOS, me too, there is only one candidate that is anti Deep State.

            Alarm bells went off with me when I saw a familiar face at a De Santis rally,

            Jeb Bush.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            Mary is not alone in her dislike of Haley. Nobody actually likes her.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

            Not sure what who I like or don’t like has to do with the fact Nikki is a big asshole nutter that even her own party doesn’t like.

            Try not to take it personally.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            Mary doesn’t vote. Never has apparently. If something isn’t perfect (like her?), she wants no part of it, perhaps.

            More charitably, she’s not an American in any real sense, but rather a citizen of Herland, a nation without border and no physical locus, at least not yet.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            Strawman #1

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            So you do vote? You said you didn’t. Were you lying? Then or now?

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 8:27 pm #

            Strawman #2.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

          She’ll anything that’s in vogue. During the BLM madness she talked about how White children were going to have to suffer because Black children do.

          She’s utter trash.

          • messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            Save this sh!t til Sunday morning.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

            Because the real Sabbath is Saturday, right?

            You are a devil, hopefully not in blue dress.

        • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

          I don’t think Nikki will get too far in the Primaries. But then again you never know. Look how down and out Harris was in the Primaries and she’s now the VP (in name only).

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        John, I think you meant “glass ceiling” not “mirror”.

        Although, if anyone can break the mirror, it would be Nikki. I’m with Mary.

        • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

          Compared with Hillruh, Nikki Haley is a fucking hottie. She may be an internationalist moron, but she’s still physically attractive.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

            AOC beats all of them in the hotness department. What is wrong with you people? Are you all Republican plants?

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            And attractiveness has what to do with being a good government leader, exactly?

          • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

            “And attractiveness has what to do with being a good government leader, exactly”

            Mary,

            Absolutely nothing. We earlier discussed some of the hard-wired weaknesses of men.

            …Pray for us….

          • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 2:00 pm #

            Jarek,
            Yes, AOC is hot, as were Jane Fonda, and Joan Baez. None of them would, paraphrasing Alba, “piss down our throats if our guts were on fire”.

            And how about that Janet Yellen?

            Hubba hubba….

          • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

            AOC will hit the wall early.

          • Conrad February 20, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

            “She may be an internationalist moron, but she’s still physically attractive”

            What does that qualify her for, exactly?

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

            “paraphrasing Alba, “piss down our throats if our guts were on fire”.”

            I think you have ‘paraphrased’ that to a distance that doesn’t require my name to be cited, EF. Not that it was mine in the first place.

            AOC strikes me as mentally unstable, just from listening to her speaking a couple of times recently (I think it was the hearing about the Twitter files, with that fantastic Mace lady, if that was her name).

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

            ““She may be an internationalist moron, but she’s still physically attractive”

            What does that qualify her for, exactly?”

            A short shelf life, presumably. Not being moronic is a longer-term quality.

          • mrs_saj February 20, 2023 at 5:48 pm #

            And you choose all your political candidates based on a hotness factor?

            Riiiiiight.

            Peanut brittle? [Wildcats movie reference in case you can’t follow].

          • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

            “I think you have ‘paraphrased’ that to a distance…”

            Alba,
            A bridge too far? I apologize.

            You impugn men over the issue of ogling unobtainable women, perhaps rightly so. But understand, the particular foible you decry is an ABSOLUTE…do not think otherwise. Your son, your husband, your father, his father…me, even Jerek….

            You have been exposed to a bit of truth.

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 5:56 am #

            Do me a favour, EF and don’t patronise me by thinking you are telling me something I don’t know about men and ‘ogling’.

            “You impugn men over the issue of ogling unobtainable women,”

            I didn’t, actually. I said drooling over unobtainable women (as opposed to momentarily glancing at someone in the street) was *sad* but up to them. If someone has so little insight as to waste mental and emotional energy pursuing (and not in reality, only in their head) things or people they can never have, I don’t see how that is not *sad*. But perhaps they have plenty of time and emotional energy to waste. Nevertheless it seems dim to me to constantly make oneself a malcontent by obsessing over what you don’t have,

            It’s also implicitly insulting to their partner, because it says ‘I settled for you because you were all I could get, but what I really want is that‘. Women do it as well, but not nearly so much, presumably.

            So I only ‘impugned’ hypocrites like Jarek who, not content with endorsing a system where a cohort of second-rate female citizens (remember he says no-one wants to have relationships with them ‘afterwards’) service men sexually AND take the blame for making men take part in the sexual service. (In the context of online ‘servicing’, which Jarek brought up, not me – I was talking about the real stuff – I have a vision of an alien from the planet Zog manipulating Jarek’s hand to make him find his way to a website where he really really didn’t want to be.)

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 7:02 am #

            I should have said a female alien, obviously. 🙂

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 9:24 am #

            It is also worth mentioning, perhaps, that followers of the ‘poor, tortured men’ credo so often don’t seem to have any such sympathy for gay men. I don’t mean the flamboyant, annoying, proselytising, grooming kind, just the ordinary kind who didn’t ask to be gay. In the view of those who despise them, they are expected to live celibate lives to be acceptable, no matter how strong their sexual desire, and no matter that putting a naked 20-year-old Salma Hayek in front of them does nothing for them at all, and not by their choice.

            Perhaps some empathy might be order from those ‘poor, tortured (heterosexual) men’.

            I make no comment on the rights and wrongs of homosexuality per se. Just sayin’, frustration is frustration, whatever side you bat for.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            Old Head (Alba) still thinks women are being forced into prostitution. Google “sex workers”, Old Head. It’s COOL to be a prostitute now.

            Even the Only Fans girls sometimes fly out to meet a fan who has been very appreciative and generous. High class prostitutes.

            Some of these business women save their money and are set for life afterwards. Few if any regrets. Perhaps I should say a few. Most don’t and most want to get married and be that kind of prostitute. In that they fail. No man will marry a prostitute, Alba. Just as bums are invisible to women. Feminine nature has its own very strict rules that have nothing to do with morality.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

            Of course, Old, of course! But Gays as a group are not content with tolerance. They have shown their true colors. It’s not up for debate. The Ancients were right as always: No acknowledgement or public tolerance much less approval. Private tolerance, fine. A good thing.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 21, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

            Up here in Canada, while, as an anarchist, I pay little attention to the people’s parasites– AKA, politicians– during the Trucker Protest, if recalled, they interviewed one who seemed to have a bit of a head on her shoulders, both with regard to ideas and attitude, and also in the reasonably easy on the eyes department, looking more like some sort of Hollywood actress or something like that than a politician.

            And with this name no less:

            Candice Bergen.

          • elysianfield February 21, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

            Alba,

            Let’s finish beating the dead horse.

            I do not patronize you. You obviously have issues with men ogling…lets call it “healthy women”…unobtainable ones. It is not so much the understanding, but rather your disapprobation that I am addressing. It should not be insulting, any more than other natural functions.

            Regarding gay men. Studies suggest that they get more sex than if they were otherwise. Makes sense.

            Regarding Jarek. He has wisdom beyond his years. The fact that he likes to take an argument to the point of absurdity (sometimes) pushes your buttons. With intent.

            It is axiomatic that women do not understand men, and that men do not understand women. I provide you with a truth that you should consider…”settled science” You respond with negativity. Is that negativity bred by culture or biology?

            I would THINK biology, but who knows? I do not understand you any more than you understand me.

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

            Jarek

            I am perfectly aware that many women choose prostitution. I am also aware that in many places and situations they most certainly don’t. You clearly spend a lot of time on specialist websites.

            “No man will marry a prostitute, Alba.”

            And thus those who frequent them remain sickening hypocrites. Not to mention that, occasionally, some men do. But not most.

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 9:17 pm #

            EF

            I do not ‘disapprove’ of your obsession with Salma Hayek (or anyone else). What an elderly man living on his own does with his time is his own business. You brought up the irrelevant issue of ‘keeping pictures of Salma Hayek’, not me. My issue was with Jarek’s hypocritical position on prostitution. (Incidentally, it’s interesting that you think he is ‘wise beyond his years’. From where I’m sitting, he could be 35 or 65.)

            I have opined that being obsessed with unattainable women when you’re in a relationship is likely to make you dissatisfied with your lot but, again, that’s the business of the person in that situation. My viewpoints are my own.

            You have already told us, quite voluntarily, how accommodating your late wife was of your extra-curricular activities. So, you did the right thing in finding a wife who didn’t mind your infidelities. Well done. That’s what all men in that position should do. Be up front before anyone signs on the dotted line. Because that kind of arrangement isn’t for everyone. It’s not that complicated.

          • elysianfield February 22, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            ” So, you did the right thing in finding a wife who didn’t mind your infidelities.”

            Alba,

            I was never guilty of “infidelities” in our 49 years of marriage. Mental exercises notwithstanding. Sorry.

            Jarek/Janos probably under 40 years old…once told of fending off a bad dog with a backpack…my generation does not use backpacks in casual circumstances.

            The “little insight” you offer does not enter the equation…you might suggest that a beautiful lobster be turned into feces after being consumed as “sad”…emotion misplaced. Almost a perfect metaphor for your disapprobation over men looking at other women, a natural function. It is what it is, and women ‘s angst will/cannot change that hard wired behavior.

            You choose not to understand.

          • GreenAlba February 22, 2023 at 3:59 pm #

            “I was never guilty of “infidelities” in our 49 years of marriage. Mental exercises notwithstanding. Sorry.”

            Then I apologise. Perhaps what you said was a joke, but then you should have said so or made it at least a little obvious.

            You continue to misinterpret what I said. I did not say I ‘disapproved’ of anyone’s attentions to anyone else. I said ‘drooling’ (i.e. spending an inordinate amount of time paying attention to some stranger) was a bit sad. And if it’s obvious, it’s likely not very nice for the person you live with. Historically, though, it has tended to be women, rather than men, who get beaten up by their partner for paying attention to other men. Or just being suspected of paying attention to other men.

            After I wrote my post, I remembered a book I have, The Challenge of Affluence. In one chapter the author expresses a variation of what I said, but in relation to Hollywood in general. He asks the question are we all (men and women) making ourselves ugly by our inordinate attention to a very tiny group of people with a very specific set of physical characteristics?

            And he was defninitely a man. A man discussing a psychological phenomenon that should be common sense. I daresay he shared in the general attention to the small group of pretty, shiny people, but he was aware of its effects. Jarek has in the past complained about its effect on women’s expectations too.

            Oh, how I wish you had simply not brought up the subject of ‘pictures of Salma Hayek’, and this entire conversation could have been avoided.

        • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

          Ha, you are right. Maybe though with HRC, the penultimate narcissist, a mirror might be in order.

          • Conrad February 20, 2023 at 5:08 pm #

            If HRC is the ‘penultimate’ narcissist, JohnAZ, who, in your opinion, is the ‘ultimate’ narcissist?

        • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 5:10 pm #

          I wonder how many mirrors the Hildabeast has had to replace?

      • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2023 at 11:08 pm #

        Nimarata Nikki Randhawa Haley – is that who you mean by Nikki?

    • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 11:59 am #

      …She whose turn it was supposed to be, Demon-Sow-in-pants-suit HRC….

      …Home-grown Caligula, HRC

      …(Insert pejorative here)

      My God, but I loathe the Clintons….

      • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        Children of the 60’s. One of their security detail heard Chelsea referring to them as “pigs” while talking on the phone. He was outraged and confronted her. She simply said that’s how mom and dad talk about you guys.

        • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2023 at 11:15 pm #

          HRC, I believe, but it’s beneath Webb Hubbell to talk about the security detail like that – even though he’s a convict, he has more decency than HRC.

  9. izzy February 20, 2023 at 10:13 am #

    And what will be the ultimate fate of that strutting little Zorro in battle fatigues who has dominated the world stage for a year? South America is not as far away as it was eighty years ago.

    • Hereward the Woke February 20, 2023 at 10:23 am #

      Izzy, we can start the punishment programme by forcing him to shave and have a shower. His appearance stinks.

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 10:30 am #

        Zerohedge features a picture of Biden and Zelensky hugging in Kiev. There should be a caption bubble over Biden’s head, “Who is this I’m hugging, and why does he smell so more worse than other people I sniff?”

        • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 10:31 am #

          “much”

          • Vegan Shark February 20, 2023 at 11:10 am #

            Does anybody proofread their comment before hitting the submit button? It’s not that hard, really. Just read slowly a couple of times what you’ve written and any errors will be evident.

            Self-correction is part of the art of writing.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 11:23 am #

            Thank you, Vegan Shark. Your scolding is most helpful.

          • Q. Shtik February 20, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

            Does anybody proofread their comment before hitting the submit button? – Vegan Shark

            =========

            I’ve been asking this question to little avail since 2008 when I first arrived.

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 7:27 pm #

            “Self-correction is part of the art of writing.”

            To an extent. One of the reasons publishers employ copyeditors and proofreaders is that when you read something you wrote yourself, your brain sees what you meant to write and will fill in the odd missing word, so it’s easy to miss your own mistakes.

        • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 11:04 am #

          Hopefully Little Napoleon will take a photo op rubbing the hair on Dopey Joe’s legs so we can take at least a little victory from this fiasco.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:09 am #

          IDK, he always looks pretty clean to me. The stubble is neatly trimmed and he has a fresh, stylish haircut.

          Even the sweatshirts look brand new.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 11:18 am #

            Oh Beryl, do I hear love bells? Just saying….

          • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:54 am #

            He’s cute, that’s all.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            I hear he’s rich, too.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          In one picture, Biden had his hand on Zelensky’s ass. That’s just the kind of guy Biden is.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

            His funeral eulogy will doubtless contain a line like, “Joe Biden touched a lot of people.”

          • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 11:58 am #

            “And he especially loved all the little children”.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 21, 2023 at 3:39 pm #

            “We touched some folks.”

      • Nigel Tufnel February 20, 2023 at 10:36 am #

        Comparing pictures of Zelensky during his dancing clown days and now, it appears he’s been hitting the steroids to pump up his muscle mass. This combined with an endless supply of coke, and the result is unstable at best.

        • Walter B February 20, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          I say it’s time to bring back Randy Newman’s song, “Short People”. It’s still available on You Tube….just sayin.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:06 am #

          That’s a good point. He didn’t really have time to do all that by hitting the gym.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          He flexes his muscles during photo shoots and scowls. It’s utterly comical.

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

      Merkel bought land in South America too. She should never be allowed to leave. If she does, good Germans will have to track her down so she can strand trial as a traitor to Germany.

    • bill7424 February 21, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

      I wonder what the people of Ukraine will think when Zilenski and his minions loses the war. Maybe the people should invest what little money they have in pitchforks, torches and rope.

      • Paula D February 22, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        I saw a video of a Ukie soldier in a trench saying that Zelensky better hope the Russians killed him before the troops got back to Kiev and got ahold of him.

        Sad thing is that that soldier is probably dead by now.

  10. Lars February 20, 2023 at 10:17 am #

    Your last sentence is certainly correct. It reminds me of the saying, “The sound you’re hearing is the paradigm shifting without a clutch…”

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      Jebus!! Does that fit!

      “the paradigm shifting without a clutch”.

      Thanks

    • Islander February 20, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      Lars: Great line!!!

  11. RaymondR February 20, 2023 at 10:20 am #

    The Germans should be asking themselves “What would Bismarck do?” Their next step would be to open negotiations, in secret or otherwise, that includes the USA and Russia. Then make Zelenski, or whoever is running the Ukrainian $h!tshow, an offer he can’t refuse.

    There are many who can and need to be accountable for this avoidable tragedy; for it’s own sake, America needs to exact retribution against those who brought this about.

    • Hereward the Woke February 20, 2023 at 10:24 am #

      I have no hopes of any German reaction. The US destroys NS and their economy, and how do they react? Agree to send tanks to Ukraine – just like the peeps who blew the pipeline told them to. Pathetic.

      • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        It would now appear that Hungary is certainly reacting, considering the contents of a nationwide speech given to his country by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday February 19th.

        Hungary is a member of the EU and also NATO.

        I thought it extraordinarilly significant that:

        He has had it with the EU and the folks in Brussels.

        He will not allow his country to be destroyed at the hands of the EU and NATO, as it pertains to the war in Ukraine.

        Hungary will build it’s own pipeline to Russia to meet it’s
        energy needs, without interference from the EU.

        See full text:

        thesaker.is/prime-minister-viktor-orbans-state-of-the-nation-address/

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

          Good news indeed. Will he just leave? Is that allowed? If not, do it anyway.

          • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            Interestingly enough Jarek, you have posed some quite interesting questions:

            “Good news indeed. Will he just leave? Is that allowed?”

            Not inconcievably, I believe there are no definitive answers, as it pertains to both the EU and NATO.

            I can say this however. I believe his speech will be very significant — in the ‘rearview window’ of history, as it shall relate to the breakdown of the EU and the consignment of NATO to history’s dustbin.

            We will see.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 3:42 pm #

            Hungary was occupied by the Red Army for 45 years, and things were not always lovey-dovey. Anyone know what happened in 1956?

            It says a lot that they would rather cozy up to the Russians than continue being abused by NATO and the EU.

          • TPTB-USA February 20, 2023 at 11:18 pm #

            “It says a lot that they would rather cozy up to the Russians than continue being abused by NATO and the EU.” ~ hmuller

            My read is that, like Trump, Orban intends to represent the population of Hungary where their interests come first. This amounts to allowing the citizens to be free; whereas NATO, the EU, the WEF represent oppression, and citizens interests take a backseat.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 9:22 am #

            Orban appears to me to by trying to keep Hungary Hungarian. He does not want to be subordinated to EuroUnion blandness, cultural emptiness/depravity, economic servitude.

            It’s an upward battle, even for him, as many Hungarians are seduced by the perception of Western material affluence and the perception of an easy, happy lifestyle.

        • TPTB-USA February 20, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

          To check for consistency and to figure out who is the liar:
          Hungarian prime minister hits back at Biden calling him a ‘thug’ on ‘Tucker’
          youtube.com/watch?v=s01ZL5TnBNY

          Why doesn’t “Biden” step up to the stump and talk to the population about the various issues facing this nation and the world?

          I’ll tell you why: Because a leader leads by example, and can articulate their assessment of the issues and justification for their actions. The bottom line is that no one in the “Biden” administration is leadership material. This explains the conundrum they are up against. Joe Biden can’t step down, because the democrats don’t have anyone that is leadership material to replace him.

          What would happen if any one of them stepped up to the stump and talked to the population?

          The answer is simple, they would be supplying the population with the noose to hang ’em.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

            The Biden regime is filled with the most pathetic collection of losers ever seen in federal government. To call them “mediocre” would insult all the truly mediocre people working inside the beltway.

            I lived less than 18 months in the DC area. The people had a very haughty attitude, like they were doing the country a favor to take its money and abusively govern it. The women were the worst. They really run the place. Their hatred and disrespect for men might amaze even Jarek.

            So I fled to a small dusty town in SE Arizona where Willie Nelson set the grooming standards. Muscle shirts, body piercings, and prison tattoos were the norm. Much the same could be said of the men.

            But they were real, unpretentious people.

          • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 8:59 pm #

            I laughed out loud, hmuller, and then read it to my husband and he laughed out loud.

            Well said!

          • TPTB-USA February 20, 2023 at 10:56 pm #

            So the “people” in DC don’t even try to justify how they govern?

            Surely they must reconcile it in their mind in some convoluted fashion. “Build Back Better” or “The Great Reset”? Getting even for the years they have suffered?

            If their movement is successful, where do they envision themselves on the economic ladder?

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 11:27 pm #

            There is no limit to how much women can hate men – and do in this wicked nation.

            Avoid all Democratic women, who are even slightly interested in politics. It’s a tattoo of the soul.

        • TPTB-USA February 20, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

          “He has had it with the EU and the folks in Brussels.” ~ ViceGrip

          Basically, Orban contends that they have usurp their power.

          “First of all, there is the question of our membership of NATO. Let us make it clear that for Hungary NATO membership is vital. We are too far to the east – on the eastern edge of the western world – to renounce it. It would of course be easier if we were further in: following the example of Austria and Switzerland, we too could play with the idea of neutrality. But history has not given us that luxury. NATO is a defence alliance. It is a military defence alliance which was formed so that we can defend one another. This is why we joined, …”

          … and from another perspective (MA)
          “Clearly, we are witnessing how once power is taken, it is always abused. NATO has always billed itself as a “defensive alliance” but it has embarked on an offensive posture with Ukraine and now even Taiwan.”

        • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 2:13 am #

          This is a battle between those who want the government to have the power, and those who want the people to have the power.

          Hungary PM wants to create new European right-wing ‘force’
          euractiv.com/section/elections/news/hungary-pm-wants-to-create-new-european-right-wing-force/

          “On Thursday, a strident Orbán said: “We must build a European democratic right that offers a home to European citizens who do not want migrants, who do not want multiculturalism, who have not descended into LGBTQ lunacy, who defend Europe’s Christian traditions, who respect the sovereignty of nations, and who see their nations not as part of their past, but as part of their future.””

          Your comment is awaiting moderation.

          • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 9:01 am #

            It seems that the only excuse for Joe Biden to call Orbán a “Thug” is that on behalf of the citizens of Hungary, Orbán does not want his country to be part of the movement.

            Lets call it what it is. It is a world wide coup!

            Orbán references the EU, NATO, and Soros. Is the UN in on this as well? Does Tucker Carlson see this as a coup as well? How about guys like Jim Jordan and Trump? What do “they” have on these guys? Who is “they”? Does Epstein have anything to do with this? How about XI and Putin, why do they not say anything?

            “We are also being careful with money, because in the end the money due to us will be given by Brussels to Ukraine. For us, humanitarian support for Ukraine does not mean severing our ties with Russia, because that would run counter to our national interests, which we have the right to define for ourselves.” ~ Orbán’s “State of the Nation” address

            “… the money due to us”.

            Who owes Hungary money: Brussels (NATO)? Is this for Hungary taking in the Ukraine refuges?

            My suspicions are that the cancel culture is SMO for the coup.

          • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 9:39 am #

            A comment on the Saker:

            Attila on February 20, 2023 · at 2:50 pm EST/EDT

            You’re really right, I listened to it again, I probably thought it was a “rhetorical exaggeration” ! In retrospect, he probably made a gesture to our “allies”, I can’t think of anything else !
            Especially in the light of the fact that last week the State Department sent its hyena in the person of the head of USAID, Mrs. Samantha Power, to prepare a “Color Revolution” in a friendly ally state. At the same time, she promised 20 million dollars in aid to the left-liberal opposition in order to finally remove the unpleasant Orbán from the path of “democracy” !
            I guess this is how the ” cultural states ” in the West are used to handling this, do they stage a coup in a friendly and allied state if it doesn’t howl with the wolves ?

          • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 10:24 am #

            Samantha Power looks like another “Biden administration” word salad expert, where her words mean anything “they” want them to mean.

            Administrator Samantha Power Calls For Reinventing The Playbook To Strengthen Democracy Around The World
            usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/jun-7-2022-administrator-power-calls-reinventing-playbook-strengthen

            “We must prioritize actions that can quickly offer support to bright spots, be it financial investment, technical assistance, or favorable policy reforms we ourselves can undertake across the US government, or across international or multilateral institutions.”

            “Reporters Mutual: USAID is providing expertise and seed funding to launch Reporters Mutual, a global fund to shield investigative journalists from defamation lawsuits. The fund, which will be operational in 2023, will provide insurance liability coverage to cover the cost of defending journalists, civil society activists, and their organizations from defamation, libel, and other vexatious lawsuits meant to silence their reporting.”

          • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

            If true, the US tax payer is contributing to the world wide coup.

            Budget Justification
            usaid.gov/cj

            “The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Budget Request for the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is $60.4 billion, which includes $29.4 billion for USAID fully and partially managed accounts, $1.7 billion (6 percent) above the FY 2022 Request.

            The Biden-Harris Administration’s Request is a reflection of the critical importance of development and humanitarian assistance in advancing US interests around the world. This Budget will advance USAID efforts to: Fight Transnational Corruption and Advance Democracy; Bolster Humanitarian Assistance; More Than Double Our Commitment to Women’s Empowerment, Equality, and Equity; Revitalize Our Workforce; Restore U.S. Climate Leadership; Address the Root Causes of Irregular Migration; and Reinforce Global Health Leadership.”

      • Mick February 20, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

        Night Owl can verify this, but I just heard today that more Germans are getting very pissed and are starting to do something about it.

        We’ll see….

        • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 9:55 pm #

          Mick,

          As of February 12th, a quarter of a million German people had signed an online petition urging German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to stop increasing the flow of weapons to Ukraine and to push for a peaceful resolution of the conflict instead.

          Link:

          sputniknews.com/20230212/manifesto-for-peace-over-250000-sign-petition-calling-germany-to-stop-arming-ukraine-1107357541.html

          It is interesting to note, that, by February 17th — 5 days later, almost 500,000 Germans had signed the petition. An increase of roughly 10% more each day.

          Link:

          rt.com/news/571648-half-million-germans-peace-ukraine-petition/

          • Ron Anselmo February 20, 2023 at 11:37 pm #

            Ooh, signing a petition – an online petition at that. How brave. They’re starting to sound like they have the same kind of courage we have in the US – read none.

          • Islander February 21, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

            Ron,

            I sort of take your point.

            But sort of not.

            Petitions can be viewed as harbingers.

            An effective local petition DID stop a behemoth in its tracks and derail a disastrous development plan. One small victory. .

            Effective petitions are part of the information space.

          • Islander February 21, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

            A possible next step (stunt?) might be to print out the petition (with all of the names) and hand-deliver a hardcopy to each member of the Bundestag and maybe also the EU Parliament.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

            Islander – I hear you. Any step in the right direction helps, and who knows where it will lead. They say patience in a virtue, and I just don’t have that kind of patience – like turning an ocean liner. Ultimately, I’m not sure when and if the desired results will come about.

            You’re right that petitions can be viewed as harbingers, but sometimes cutting to the chase sends a message delivering a better understood sense of urgency & fearlessness – more results driven than a lengthy process.

            On petitions, they’re signed. Then what? Deliver hard copies. Then what? See where I’m going? You do also know that the members of the Bundestag & EU Parliament don’t give a rat’s ass about their constituents, right?

            Same as here.

          • Night Owl February 22, 2023 at 10:52 am #

            I agree, Ron.

            This will take far more than a petition.

            Heck the Dutch Parliament voted against digital ID and the WEF-owned rep. at the EU signed them up anyways.

            The criminals are going to keep pushing until they are stopped dead in their tracks through mass non-compliance. Eventually the politicians will follow.

          • Ron Anselmo February 23, 2023 at 10:04 am #

            Right Owl – or just stopped dead in their tracks…

  12. jgalt February 20, 2023 at 10:23 am #

    This war actually started in 2014 with the coup organized by Victoria Nuland and her grifter friends, and the Azov battalion assaults on the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the Donbass, where the last estimates were 14,000 dead Russian-speaking Ukrainians before Russians crossed the border. Fear of Germany and Russia joining forces is what drives our incompetent leadership. The problem is two more years of China Joe and how much more he and his mafia can do to destroy this country, whether by WWIII, or economic destruction, or both. Then there is the ongoing problem with the Department of Injustice, FBI, and CIA corruption. So many problems and so little time to get this country back on track for prosperity and freedom. Bets are not being taken at this time!

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 10:46 am #

      I think that a China-Russia coilition keeps them up at night. They supposedly are talking China sending weapons to Russia for Ukraine, what would China Joe and Hunter do?

      BRICS + Saudi Arabia, Iran, Venezuela, Mexico is starting to emerge.

      • Islander February 20, 2023 at 11:52 am #

        If TPTB ine USA are so worried about China, why are depending on China to supply their beloved green infrastructure?

        I speak of the gigantic blades and the gigantic monopiles for offshore wind “farms.”

        httpX://eew-group.com/about/news/detail/heaviest-monopile-leaves-eew-spcs-production-hall/

        httpX://www.behl.com.hk/en/about/structure.php

        (see bottom right of chart, EEW GmbH)

        • Q. Shtik February 20, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

          gigantic monopiles – Islander

          ===========

          a large single pile of anything

          • Islander February 20, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

            What is your problem?

            I didn’t choose the term.

          • Q. Shtik February 22, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

            Or an individual hemorrhoid. 🙂

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:00 am #

      My bet; a giant False Flag somewhere in “fly over land” will really get the ball rolling.

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 11:21 am #

        There are plenty of false flags going on every day in flyover country. East Palestine for starters.

        • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:25 am #

          True that!

          • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:30 am #

            Trump got elected by the rust belt’s reaction to Obama sending their jobs to Asia. False flag?

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      Apparently the decision was made to take Ukraine was back in 2008.

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

      The “Ship of State” in the US is rudderless, “three Sheets to the wind”, in heavy seas and the CEO/CIC is incompetent.

      The Reef is looming.

    • Mick February 20, 2023 at 6:53 pm #

      You’re exactly right jgalt. Anytime I try to tell my ‘fellow Americans’ IRL, all I get is eyes glazing over. Or a blank stare.

  13. hmuller February 20, 2023 at 10:24 am #

    I just learned that the multi-talented first son has taken up the artist’s brush and is now raking in the money, up to a half million per painting.

    And the media can’t praise him enough.
    Vanity Fair: “Hunter Biden is painting his truth”
    NY Times: “Hunter Biden: emotionally honestly, generically smooth.”
    Another publication calls it “self-healing through art.”

    That this could be bribery and influence peddling by other means will never be suggested – not by the distinguished gentlemen and ladies of our truth seeking media.

    Now I hear Hillary is rummaging through the attic for that trunk her mother saved, the one filled with her priceless early finger paintings.

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 10:50 am #

      Would you believe laundering drug money from the BRICS+ cartels through the Biden Mob? or is it WEF+?

      Now do you understand why Trump was trying to set up American Nationalism and isolation?

    • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Hunter didn’t make those. The Times, I think it was, showed him holding the implement used to do that craft, but did not show an actual ink hitting the paper.

      He paid somebody to make those for him, just like politicians pay someone to write their books for money laundering purposes.

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 11:32 am #

        Indeed Beryl, I thought some off those paintings looked pretty good to be the work of a crackhead degenerate. But the main point is not who really painted them.

        Luncheon speeches, memoirs, paintings. These appear to be bribery loopholes for certain people to take in big bucks and call it fair value for a product or service rendered.

        • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

          And books. We’re supposed to believe that a memoir of a corrupt war mongering crook (insert any former politician here) sells more books than Stephen King.

          Right.

        • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

          Ooops, sorry, you did include books.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 4:29 pm #

            Paula, I remember in the 1980’s a House Speaker named Wright (no relation to Orville and Wilbur) collected some of his finest, most inspirational speeches and had them published as a thin, yet very expensive paperback book.

            Some folks, mostly lobbyists, were so inspired by the book, they bought multiple copies to share with their 1,000 2,000 even 5,000 closest friends and relatives.

            The press and public saw what was going on, and Mr Wright had to resign as Mr Speaker. That was then.

            Today, everyone knows, anything goes.

    • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 11:22 am #

      The art world is pretty much a big laundering apparatus.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

        Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, if not well before.

    • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 11:38 am #

      Well, this may be just a rumor, but… I heard that the Hildebeast has requested the return of her collection of “pizza-related maps” from John Podesta, for an upcoming installation at the Guggie.

      What an artist we have overlooked in her

  14. Nigel Tufnel February 20, 2023 at 10:26 am #

    Loved the HRC reference!
    A big slice of this shit pie we find ourselves now started on the night of her defeat in 2016. What a study in psychopathic rage! You could see the cartoon-like thought balloons over her head “I will make his life a 24/7 burning hell. He will forever regret humiliating me before the nation. I will muster all my power and connections to bring him down, even if it means the downfall of this country.”

    Also loved the Nuland as actual president of the US. The evil just seethes from her every pore. She is like a giant human warmongering maggot.

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      HRC got a chapped ass when she realized that America would rather a Black Man as President than her.

      • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        Again, this may be just a rumor, but… I hear the Hildebeast prefers assless chaps.

        • badberries February 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          Just had to plant that image, didn’t ya? Ewwww.

          • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            You gave me the pieces, I just put them together.

        • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

          All chaps are assless.

          • badberries February 20, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

            It was a sunny spring day in Spokane, Wa. I was driving on a residential 4 lane road when into the middle of my lane, a pretty woman wearing nothing but chaps wobbled. She was hammered. Quite the sight and a funny memory.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

          You really are a nice chap – in your own way.

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:12 pm #

      And poor Bill is just a zombie roaming around in a bathrobe. Too many seminal emissions, though not in Hillary.

  15. zappalives February 20, 2023 at 10:28 am #

    I will say this for the 398th time…………
    The democrat party and their CUCK faction the repubs must be completely and utterly destroyed and buried in a trench.
    They are not just EVIL………….their fucking STUPID.
    Never in the history of AMERICA have JACKOFFS been allowed power to wage WAR against multiple countries and the AMERICAN people.

    • RelativeGuise February 20, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

      yeah they are fucking stupid, and they think they have the edge on pyschology. GO NIKKI!

      • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 11:02 am #

        Nimarata Nikki Randhawa Haley – is that who you mean by Nikki?

        • RelativeGuise February 21, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

          the lady running for President. Yes. I think she can carry on MAGA. I just don’t think Trump can hack it after 2020.

  16. neurodoc February 20, 2023 at 10:33 am #

    ‘Expect many seasons of terrible disorder.’ Perhaps the understatement of the year.
    Due to obsessive reliance on corporate msm for ‘news,’ most people have no idea of the magnitude of the current USCorp’s default and the rise of the BRICS+ system now replacing the sluggish SWIFT system for international money transfer. Just one example of terrible disorder: 90% of all medications come from the BRICS+ system which is now not readily accepting the defuncting US$. Thus EMS systems cannot get D50 to revive unconscious people, surgery centers are having trouble getting lidocaine and steroids, and literally half my patients cannot get their meds on time, as pharmacies are scrambling to order from diverse warehouses (probably with old meds). (If a seizure patient is off their meds for a week waiting for the pharmacy to get them from gawd know where, bad things happen). Welcome to 3rd World Amerika.

    • C.O.Jones February 20, 2023 at 11:32 am #

      …”Many seasons of terrible disorder” – does that include torches and pitchforks?

      Asking for a friend

    • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

      ” Welcome to 3rd World Amerika”

      NDoc,
      Third world ain’t so bad…what could be worse?

      …failed state?

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      There goes Swifty….

    • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 4:42 pm #

      No more dollar as world reserve currency? America will only be able to buy from the world the equivalent of what it sold and exported to the world. And that will be a big reduction in our standard of living, not to mention major supply chain breakdowns.

      • Woodchuck February 21, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        All bikers and former bikers that gave it up because of the dangerous behavior of automobile drivers – might enjoy life when the dollar is no longer good for international trade. After the USA is forced to live on it’s remaining domestic oil supply, countless millions of dangerous and unnecessary drivers will be removed from the public roads. Those former drivers will either will be too broke to purchase expensive fuel or the fuel will be rationed and in short supply, forcing everyone into carpooling and alternative means of transport, like two wheeled vehicles and buses.

        Children will once again be able to ride their bicycles safely, and the roads will also be in very poor condition. Tax revenues to maintain roads will disappear, and even if you do own a car, potholes will be so bad that you’ll be creeping along at 30 mph anyway. Sometimes you car will be inoperable due to hitting too many holes in the road and damaging the suspension. Bicycles and motorcycles will be able to avoid bad spots on the road and even ride around them on the shoulders. Cars will not. Since both asphalt and concrete are made directly using either petroleum or nat gas, dirt and gravel roads will become the norm. Bikers will rule the roads in our future, not automobiles. Cagers lose – bikers win!

        • Ron Anselmo February 23, 2023 at 12:38 am #

          Jesus Woody – nice progression, impeccable logic.

  17. NickelthroweR February 20, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    Greetings,

    It seems we have forgotten all of our lessons from history. For example: Task Force Smith

    At the start of the Korean Civil War, Truman sent 540 men – two army rifle companies backed by a handful of howitzers to the Korean peninsula to put and end to the conflict there.

    The thinking was this: Communist forces would see the US soldiers and simply drop their arms and run away in terror and, no, I am not making this up. After all, this was 1950 and the US military was so full of hubris that it reached to the Moon and back.

    We studied this quite a bit in ROTC to show that reputation and “wonder weapons” didn’t mean squat. This seems to be a lesson that we have forgotten in that we believe F16’s (48 years old) and other weapons used by the fathers and grandfathers of those we are about to send to Ukraine are somehow going to make the Russians run away.

    I just hope the internet stays up long enough for me to see videos of the outcome.

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      Right now, the Russians are building brand new, state of the art weapons to replace the Warsaw Pact junk getting scrapped in Ukr.

      When Russia comes out of this “dust-up”, they will have battle seasoned troops and everything brand new. They will be formidable so, I’m guessing that we will be “First to use”. (..we never said we wouldn’t…).

      • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

        No. Russia will send its men to the Middle East to aid Iran in its efforts to rid the world of Israel, just as Iran sent men to fight in Ukraine.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

          Did Iran do that? That’s wonderful. Russia allied with the good Muslims, the Shia. We allied with the evil crazies, the Wahabis.

          And yes, Israel – a nation without borders, basically – in on the wrong side as usual.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 10:01 am #

            Unfortunately, the West is more likely to go to first use. Desperate people do desperate things.

            I don’t care what the Pentagon or data says–today’s 20-30 year old enlisted and officers, the ones who do the fighting, may have more tech, but they are NOT the same caliber as they were thirty years ago, pre-Sept 11 (my era); let alone thirty years before that, the Vietnam/Korea era (my father’s era).

            The reliance on technology, on PURPORTED quality vs quantity drives the US to pull the trigger.

            The US qualitative advantage was exaggerated during the cold war, and by itself, would not have been enough in a peer war with the USSR in Europe. What might have narrowed the gap would have been the ferocity of the German Army defending West Germany.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 10:11 am #

            Jarek, I stand by my statement about the 1960s/70s German Army being the factor that might have compensated for Soviet superiority in the 1960s and 1970s, in the event the USSR decided to cross the Elbe.

            However, I thought you might like my comment about “German ferocity”, by with I meant the German Army would put up fierce resistance (even as Luftwaffe fought back lamely with the “widow maker” Lockheed F-104s that the Americans bribed Germany to buy. Something like 20% of all German F-104s crashed. Did you know that?)

            I hope you appreciated the compliment I paid your people, or your friends.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

            Eretz Israel won the War and began to treat “their friends” like enemies in literature, academia, media, etc. Read Portnoy’s complaint. Americans were just Nazis. Guilt trip them out of existence. Separate the sexes by favoring women. Raise up minorities over the simultaneously powerful/evil but hapless Whites.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 10:11 pm #

            Eretz Israel grows more brazen by the day. It won’t end well–for the powers, and people, of this world.

            Israel/Iran may be the powder keg that makes everything else–the dollar, oil, global warming, you name it, moot.

        • Socrates-Detroit February 21, 2023 at 10:01 am #

          Uncle Bob, what if the US precipitates the break-up of Turkey in it’s quest to secure the coast and straits? Another portion turns to Russia, or is subverted by Russia? Say the new “Kurdistan”?

          Then it’s plausible the Russians could come thru Syria.

    • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 3:37 pm #

      Nickelthrower. . .

      Speaking of ‘Wonderweapons’ and Ukraine . . .

      “Any war at the turning point of technological epochs ( and we are just in a state of such transition) is burdened by a lack of understanding of the principles of operation of new weapons and tactics of their use, as well as the overall strategy of the entire complex of military and political actions.”

      You may be interested in this:

      “All Seeing Eye: Can Russia Break Through The West’s ISR Overmatch?”

      Link:

      simplicius76.substack.com/p/all-seeing-eye-can-russia-break-through

  18. tom clark February 20, 2023 at 10:42 am #

    MQ…note that East Palestinians (Ohio, that is) are collecting their own samples and hiring private labs to do analyses in lieu of the gubmint they don’t trust.

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:01 am #

      The gubmint is no longer part of America. It is in competition with the people. They hate the vote, they want it eliminated, and they are allowing voting regulation into place to make sure it happens.

      What happened in Arizona indicates the future. The election master is one of the candidates and so what happens, 40% of the voting machines do not work on election day. It really shows how much the Dems think we are stupid and they are in control. Latest word for Kari is not good. Another scheister governor. Next elections attorney general and governor will be crooks. Oh joy.

      • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 11:12 am #

        John – they don’t think we’re stupid. If they did, they’d hide their unconstitutional behaviors. They don’t have to hide anything – they do what they want right in our face, because they know we won’t DO anything. So, yes, they are in control.

        • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

          Actually Ron. ..

          They *are* hiding *this*. . .

          “THE EPA IS GOING AROUND ASKING RESIDENTS TO SIGN PAPER TO SHIELD EPA FROM LIABILITY”

          Link:

          bitchute.com/video/Q7NRL4DErT0a/

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

            Yes! We need to sue harder!

    • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 11:11 am #

      It wasn’t enough to let the toxins sink into the ground and totally destroy one locality for a couple generations. No, they had to deliberately set it on fire to spread the poisonous smoke across several states.

      The media is ignoring the worst eco-disaster in American history. It ought to at least be worth some severe scolding from Greta.

      The worst part is the strong possibility this is not “an accident” but part of a long series of attacks and sabotage – as in over a hundred food processing plants burned to the ground in the past two years. And no, K-Dog, it’s not the right wing proud boys. Look at who and what took (stole) power two years ago.

      A Cabal of pure evil holds the top reins of power and controls federal law enforcement and the military. They are waging war on the American people.

      • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:22 am #

        Lest we forget, Deepwater Horizon is still an ongoing tragedy like, Fukushima, Chernobyl (with fresh bullet holes), the current mess in Turkey/Syria.
        As humans, it appears that we have collectively gone insane.

      • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:35 am #

        Yeah. can you imagine the reaction to Yellowstone blowing its top.

        Those damn Wyoming folks are GOP. F them. let them sink into volcanic ash.

        Your Cabal of pure evil is an interesting take on DC. Reagan called Russia, China and NOKO an evil empire. Times have definitely changed.

      • C.O.Jones February 20, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        Nobody is mentioning the gasses released into the atmosphere to overheat the already overheating planet. Was blowing up NordStream also in service of the green agenda? Media? Hello? Tap. Tap. Check one-two. IzzThisThingOn?

        • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

          How do you know the planet is “already overheating”? The thermometer wasn’t in wide use until well into the 1700s, and satellite imaging only became a thing in the late 1980s — conveniently, at a time when there was an effort to drastically cut NASA’s budget. Global temperatures most likely are still significantly lower than in the Middle Ages and before, as the chimney wasn’t developed until the 1500s during the Little Ice Age. Lastly, warmer temperatures mean a longer growing season, meaning more agriculture for a growing population. Buying into the ” overheated planet” bullshit means you’re on the same side as Soros, Gates, Schwab, and the other bad guys who want to destroy national governments and repopulate the Earth.

          • C.O.Jones February 20, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

            Uncle Bob – PLEASE.

            The point of my post is that the people bleating about overheating the planet aren’t mentioning the damage being done by those who are trying to enforce the green new deal. build back better, blah blah, blah.

            That train wreck in Ohio was exacerbated by lighting the spilled chemicals. If they were serious about global warming they never would have done that.

            I can give myself a lobotomy with an electric drill and still be smart enough to see that global warming is nothing but redistribution of wealth. Communism.

        • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 1:42 pm #

          The planet is cooling, not overheating. This winter we’re in at the moment is setting cold records world wide. Data from the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) reveal that total snow mass for the Northern Hemisphere has comfortably held above 1982-2012 average ALL season and is now also punching above the standard deviation. The eastern Pacific ocean is COOLING, and that’s why the weather on the US west coast is noticeably changing and much colder. Some areas of the Sierras are seeing record snow accumulations right now.

          AGW theory is complete bs and an epic scam designed to separate fools from their money.

      • messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 11:45 am #

        “Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.”

      • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

        It would have gotten into the water and spread in any case – but yeah, not like this.

      • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

        “The worst part is the strong possibility this is not “an accident” but part of a long series of attacks and sabotage – as in over a hundred food processing plants burned to the ground in the past two years.”

        That is what it is.

        • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

          See my post farther down on herding populations into Smart Cities.

          This is the poisoning of the land. They will continue to do this and then evacuate and resettle residents in the areas where they can be controlled.

          No one can refuse because the areas are going to be ecological disaster zones.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 4:52 pm #

            Sounds like the Revenge of Geronimo, moving white people into dismal reservations. What say you, Jarek?

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 5:30 pm #

            So much for ‘rewilding’.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

            GA, from what I have seen the next step (after evacuation, etc.) will be to turn these areas into “rewilding” projects to be absorbed by the corporate class.

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 6:40 am #

            NO, I realised the ‘rewilding’ was so that the countryside would be an asset owned by the elites, but I somehow figured people would be ‘encouraged’ off the land (e.g. as in the UK where farmers are being bribed to give up farming – and more forcefully, as in NL), I didn’t foresee them actually flushing people physically off the land by poisoning it, but it seems that, no matter what you find out about these people, the reality that you haven’t yet discovered is always even more evil and anti-human than you figured.

          • hmuller February 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

            Well put, GA, they are more malevolent and anti-human than most people can believe.

        • jgalt February 20, 2023 at 3:02 pm #

          And bringing in 5 million, and counting, illegals, mostly men of military age, is certain to add to the destruction. China Joe and his Biden mafia have likely been paid off by the cartels for the control of the border, where the cartels are making billions. Just like the China, Russia, and Ukraine bribes/graft, China Joe and his ilk do nothing other than for the payoffs. The millions of military age illegals are certain to make new storm troopers to combine with antifa and blm against Americans.

          • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 9:04 pm #

            That is my conclusion also, jgalt.

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 6:52 am #

            It’s happening in the UK too. Both John O’Looney (whistleblower funeral director) and the lawyer, Anna de Buisseret, who is a former army officer, have been contacted secretly by members of the Black Watch regiment who say they are training young men in Turkey (UN troops, basically). These young men are then being brought in surreptiously to the UK hidden among other migrants, and kept in readiness in hotels at taxpayer expense.

            John O’Looney believes they will be deployed to go door to door arresting and interning dissidents and troublemakers, in the near future, in a way that British troops might (but again, might not, because who knows …) be willing to do to their own fellow citizens. Apparently they can be recognised, in the early stages of travel to the UK (via France) by their army haircuts,

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 6:56 am #

            In a depop scenario, we can assume that ‘interned’ will be a temporary state. As John says, there will likely be ‘outbreaks’ of new variants of something or other in the internment camps and that will be that.

        • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

          Night Owl. . .

          Is it not interesting, given all that has so far come to light regarding the East Palastine ‘incident. that absolutely on one has asked:

          “What location did the train depart from?”

          “What was the final destination of the train?”

          Not one individual, local government, state government or federal government agency, individual or spokesperson.

          • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

            I know it left from Madison, Illinois, but I forget where it was going.

            This is one of those supply chain issues. The US loves to spread out manufacturing and ship shit all over the world.

            Other countries that use vinyl chloride make it right where they use it, shipping only the harmless precursors, thereby forestalling any unfortunate incidents, like contaminating an entire town and everything downwind and down river.

            But, but, but….mah supply chain!

    • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      I heard that they are being told to throw away all of their absorbent possessions like bedding and so forth. I hope that isn’t so.

      • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        seems to me taking smears of pertinant surfaces and water samples should show how much residue settled. Not going to happen. Buttplug is too busy being gay.

        This will get the same treatment as the two election inquiries got,

        nothing.

        • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          Buttrig is sitting at his desk, chestfeeding his adopted 33 year-old son – while playfully fending off Hunter Biden. Family first.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

          Tucker said he might be bi. An incredible slander of this great Queer.

        • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

          What they are doing is poisoning the land so that they can, over time, resettle the people in Smart Cities.

          There have been multiple bizarre chemical fires lately. Another major one just happened in Italy yesterday.

          Just another step on the road to 2030.

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        Trouble is, they can’t throw away their skin, their lungs, etc. David Dubyne on Rumble has a very alarmist analysis on all this. We better hope it’s not that bad.

      • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 12:49 pm #

        Beryl. . .

        I hope that included tampons too, since ‘Toxic Shock Syndrome’ was directly caused by tampons having been contaminated by Dioxin during their manufacturing process.

        Those within now a minimun of 1,000 miles are likely now also contaminated.

    • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 11:37 am #

      Saw J.D. Vance showing the chemical filth in a stream.

      They are getting the word out. Good on ’em.

      • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        Mary. word is out. The people who own the resources do not give a damn.

        • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

          It’s still reaching a lot of people who it otherwise wouldn’t, if an actual government official puts it out there.

        • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

          Plus, evidence = lawsuits.

          • jgalt February 20, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

            Plenty of evidence of the deadly results of mRNA, but so far, no class action lawsuits for the trillions of $ in damages. Already have a class action filed in the train disaster, with more coming. The immunity granted the drug companies will not protect from fraud and the knowing introduction of a deadly substance into commerce, so where are the suits against Pfizer, Moderna, and J. & J?

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 8:30 pm #

            There are actually people suing the government right now. Lots of them. We just don’t hear about them, unless we run across them.

            I should start saving the ones I run across.

          • Ron Anselmo February 21, 2023 at 11:15 am #

            Yes! We need to sue harder!

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      It’s costly – hopefully some highly placed or heeled people are helping out here. Otherwise, we’ll never know the real damage.

  19. stelmosfire February 20, 2023 at 10:51 am #

    “We’ve built a coalition of nations stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific!”

    The ” Joe Biden’s” actual words while speaking in Ukraine. This guy is the most powerful man in the world. Let that sink in.

    • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

      The “most powerful man in the world” is incontinent, farting everywhere, suffering from senile dementia, and has great difficulty constructing a recognizable sentence. His Russian counterpart, Mr. Putin, can actually speak our president’s own native language much better than our pres can. Mr. Putin has actually flown Russia’s (and the world’s) fastest and largest strategic jet bomber. “Joe Biden” has trouble riding bicycles. And yet we can still find him called the most powerful man in the world? I dunno………….

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

        He’s having a good day if he can actually name two oceans.

        And as for that bicycle incident, who decided to remove the training wheels? C’mon, man!

        • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

          He saw a child. You can’t expect Pedo Joe to handle a bicycle when there is a child to fondle.

    • Islander February 21, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

      Did he mean traveling from west to east . . . ?

  20. badberries February 20, 2023 at 10:51 am #

    Who is advising Joey ? ..Beavis or Butthead?

    A trip to Kyiv for what? Maybe JB thought Vlods check was no good so he went to get his 10% in cash.

    The CEO of THIS country does not go to a strictly fourth rate venue and get chummy with the Chief Grifter. If he wanted the trip to make a difference, he should have first touched down in Moscow.

    Again my Spider Senses tell me Joey’s jacked up on Adderall.

    Where’s Karmelo? Guarding the Canadian Border?

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:03 am #

      Saw the second Fox report showing the northern border is beginning to be an issue. My guess? Chinese predominantly.

      • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:24 am #

        Good to know that Mexico ain’t the problem, it’s our Government.

      • badberries February 20, 2023 at 11:24 am #

        Good to know that Mexico ain’t the problem, it’s our Government.

        • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:40 am #

          Just in case you did not hear him the first time!!!

        • C.O.Jones February 20, 2023 at 11:44 am #

          I thought white supremacy was the problem….darn, now I’m confused!

        • badberries February 20, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

          sorry 4 the Dup…..

    • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 11:50 am #

      “Where’s Karmelo? Guarding the Canadian Border?”

      Yeah, like a Walmart greeter.

      • badberries February 20, 2023 at 12:23 pm #

        I do all of my shoplifting at WM.

        • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

          I would too – if they had anything I wanted.

          • badberries February 20, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

            Good Liquor, gotta get me one of those “anti-theft” cap lifter things.

  21. avartist February 20, 2023 at 10:51 am #

    Billions for the fascists in Ukraine while giving the disaster in Ohio the cold shoulder. It wouldn’t be possible if the brain-dead masses weren’t mesmerized by grown men chasing a rubber ball around or watching cars drive around in a circle, or even a Chinese weather balloon blown off course by a big dip in the jet stream Biden, Blinkin and the rest of the bumbling fools poking the Russia bear may not end well.

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

      Yes, people who watch a lot of sports aren’t fully human any longer. All their energy has been siphoned off into nothingness. Video game also work. Or shopping for women. Gambling, Careers, etc.

      • Q. Shtik February 20, 2023 at 3:04 pm #

        Yes, people who watch a lot of sports aren’t fully human any longer. – Jarek

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

        Speaking of which, did you notice that Rutgers beat Wisconsin by one point in an away game on Saturday afternoon? 🙂

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 6:49 pm #

          You mean Ruckers?

        • RelativeGuise February 21, 2023 at 5:36 pm #

          Rutgers football had Ray Rice, didn’t they? My Dad thought well of em. And then I think his wife messed up. Cuz I’m hypnotized and believe eveything swifty writes. (drooling)

  22. Paula D February 20, 2023 at 10:55 am #

    The question is: If Europe decides to live in peace, will the US let them?

    I have my doubts.

    • JohnAZ February 20, 2023 at 11:16 am #

      The US has used NATO to poke at Russia since WW2. The MIC must have an enemy. Not a competitor, because they are not, yet, but an enemy. Biden is an advocate for the Chinese so I wonder what happens when they send weapons to Russia. How is Biden going to handle the MIC when they come gunning for China.

      A really good question!! Who exactly is the global entity who is financing and facilitating the invasion of America across the border. The idea that this is a collapse of the world and a dumping of the world’s refuse here is bunk. They are just putting enough folks here, by Bsing them and paying them to move here with the Biden administration promising them they will be cared for.

      I believe that if we have a legitimate jobs recession this year, and the GOP conservatives succeed in limiting spending, Biden’s arrogance about the job picture will be crushed.

      When the jobs go away and the welfare becomes workfare again, the illegals will be clogging trucks going South, and North. That is why Biden brags and spends “creating jobs”, he needs the press to encourage the immigration.

      More than anything else, this is the indicator that this administration is the biggest enemy of the American people, including, no especially the Blacks.

      • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 11:39 am #

        Hypocrisy really bugs me.

        Having a bunch of countries in Munich bragging about how many weapons they are sending to Ukraine, and demanding that other countries pony up their weapons, and then turning around and screaming that maybe, just maybe, China might think about sending money or weapons to Russia, and if they do There Will Be Sanctions
        is unbearably hypocritical.

        It is downright embarrassing.

      • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        ”Any nation providing lethal support to Moscow in its ongoing conflict with Kiev would cross Washington’s “red line,” the US envoy to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told CNN on Sunday. Earlier the same day, US State Secretary Antony Blinken directly warned a top Chinese diplomat, Wang Yi, against considering such an option….”

        Doesn’t the hypocrisy bother people?

        • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

          It’s simply rhetorical distraction for the retards who glance at NYT headlines.

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

        Paula, I’m pretty sure the overlords bank on people watching CNN and MSDNC, and listening to PBS & NPR, who of course don’t report much if anything reality-based.

      • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        And never forget, half way thru his term Trump said, I want these people here because the economy is so good, but it has to be legal. Bush Jr said it more succinctly, just legalize all the illegals. Problem solved.

        Laura Ingraham, God bless her, just looked at him and said, That’s not what you campaigned on.

        We were played, John.

        • messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

          More and more minor chords.

          “The major chords sound somewhat neutral whilst the minor chords give a kind of depressing feeling.”

    • Rowdypiglet February 20, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      I don’t think it’s possible for Europe to live in peace since, whatever happens with the Russian situation, the illegals are still pouring in. They will never be assimilated, they’ll continue to be favored above the native population, and they’ll prey on their submissive hosts until there is nothing left to prey upon. Ireland seems to be putting up more of a fight than Europe or Britain, but the deck is stacked. I can imagine how they feel with crowds of newly arrived Africans parading down their streets carrying signs proclaiming “Ireland for Everyone” and demanding better quarters.

  23. Paula D February 20, 2023 at 11:29 am #

    Pucker from yesterday:
    ” Blinken later told NBC’s Chuck Todd in an interview after the meeting that Wang offered “no apology” for the incident.“

    China from yesterday. It turns out that Blinken did not lie for once.

    “Wang Yi set forth China’s strong position on the so-called “balloon incident” and pointed out that what the US side has done was apparently an abuse of the use of force and violation of customary international practice and the International Civil Aviation Covenant. China deplores it and strongly protests it. It is the US who is in fact the number one country in terms of surveillance, whose high-altitude balloons illegally flew over China multiple times. The US is in no position to smear China. What the US needs to do is demonstrate sincerity, and acknowledge and resolve the damage its abuse of force has done to China-US relations. If the US side?continues to fuss?over,?dramatize?and escalate the unintended?and?isolated?incident, it?should?not?expect?the?Chinese?side?to?flinch. The?US?side?should?be?prepared?to?bear?all?consequence?arising?from?an?escalation”.

    • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 11:30 am #

      Sorry about the question marks. I didn’t put those in there.

  24. ATM February 20, 2023 at 11:35 am #

    The Evil Communist Death Cultist who are intent on destroying what the USA is supposed to stand for, will stop at nothing to end the dream of humans to live free and how they choose.

    The Globalists cannot have a country where individual liberty is the rule and they cannot have even the memory of such a place so they need to bury, denigrate and destroy what everyone thinks of as the great experiment in self governance.

  25. Q. Shtik February 20, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

    It’s “Fare-thee-well.”

  26. BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

    At what point did Ki-ev become Keev? It was Ki-ev for 1000 years. Q, do you know?

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      About the same time that Peking became Beijing and Bombay became Mumbai.

      • Rowdypiglet February 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

        @badberries, I mourn the loss of the old terms. I miss Burma and Siam and, most particularly, I miss The Orient. These names conjured up a wealth of rich associations that are now lost not just to us but to the descendants of those who made them. Mesopotamia! Persia! Constantinople! Zanzibar! Cathay! Bohemia! Every one of these speaks directly to my imagination and historical knowledge. Iraq . . . not so much.

        • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 2:21 pm #

          I thought the same thing about Sevastopol and Mariuopol, names that evoke romance & adventure.

          “A thick fog was settling over the Seine as I arrived at the Monparnasse train station, ready to board the Orient Express, clutching my tickets that read Points

          • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

            Points East via Istanbul, final destination, Sevastopol”

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 5:13 pm #

            I was surprised to learn from my Greek teacher that we can’t blame the name “Istanbul” on the Turks.

            The Turks asked the Greeks, “where are you going?”

            They replied in Greek, “into the city”, i.e. “ist ton poli”.

            So the Turks said, “oh, so that’s what it’s called, Istanbuli. ”

            True story. More or less.

          • BackRowHeckler February 21, 2023 at 5:33 am #

            Hopefully, some day Istanbul will be named ‘Constantinople’ once again.

            It will take a combined effort by Russia & Greece to make it happen.

          • Socrates-Detroit February 23, 2023 at 2:46 am #

            @hmuller

            Correct. The Greek-speaking Byzantine Empire typically referred to Constantinople (Konstaninou-poli, aka Constantine’s City) as “the City”, much like people in the New York area refer to Manhattan as “the City”.

            City is “polis” or “poli” depending on how it is used.

            “… to the city” in Greek is ” … eess tin poli”

            So, with a Turkish accent/tongue, it become eess-tin-pol, aka Istanbul.

            Perhaps it was a rallying cry to “ON to the city!”. The Ottoman Turks had been trying for well over a hundred years when they finally took the city on May 13, 1453 (this is why Tuesday the 13th is bad luck in Greece, a black, awful day).

            @BRH I think your hope will materialize. Ponder this:

            St. Paisios, a Greek Orthodox priest-monk, 1924-1994, is said to have prophesied, there will be a war between Turkey and Russia; some Western nations will see that and say “others are grabbing a piece; let’s get in on this and grab some while we can”.

            This war will be their downfall and they will be “destroyed’.

            Greece will NOT participate against their eternal enemy and stay out of it, and not suffer the “catastrophe” that will befall the Europeans (Americans?).

            Modern Turkey will cease to exist–it will be broken up into 3,4-5 pieces—Kurdistan, Armenia, the central part with Ankara (today’s capital) and the coastal region, where many Turks will rediscover Orthodox Christianity.

            Sounds pretty wild doesn’t it?

            Read on. I heard that DNA tests, like ancestry.com, are not allowed in Turkey, so I googled/freespoke.com it, and sure enough, they are not. Why? Because apparently a lot of Turks have Greek or Christian (slav) genes. Why? Because the Moslem Turkish conquerors generally killed or expelled the Christians, so many Christians with less strong faith converted, mixed with their Turkish conquerors, and made the next generations of Turks, leading to today. Perhaps Erdogan himself is among them. His roots are on the East Black sea coast, which had many Greeks, for a long time, many who KEPT their faith despite the harassment and occasional pogrom.

            Today, roughly analogous to the RED/BLUE divide in the US, with RED flyover country and BLUE West Coast and Northeast corridor, Turkey is split between Erdogan’s support of cultural conservative Islamists and the working and rural poor, and the more secular and prosperous coastal areas–which are recently as 1922 had Greek pluralities (of Greeks who had NOT converted to Islam), before Kemal’s troops killed or expelled them.

            Paisios also warned that Greece will endure, but will see very hard times for a short period, where food will be scarce, and counseled that people should have a small plot of land that can sustain a garden and a few chickens, to survive.

            Finally, Paisios lamented that he would not live to see this, but it would happen “fairly soon, when the current regime in Turkey leaves”. He probably meant the Kemalist establishment, the secularists who put the Latin alphabet in Turkey. They lost the election in 2003, and over the next 10-15 years, Erdogan adeptly removed the Turkish “deep state”. Now, 20 years later, Erdogan has become virtual Sultan–HE is the establishment now.

            Paisios predicted that Constantinople will be GIVEN to the Greeks by the “Anglo-Americans, not because they love Greece, but because it will serve their interests to keep Russia out” and that “Saint Sophia (Hagia Sophia) will again have the Holy Liturgy”.

            These are all pretty outlandish concepts, I would say. Look him up if you like.

            And yet, look around. We are living in biblical, apocalyptic times. At least today we have the internet, where we can read alternative news and vent on CFN. Tomorrow?

            We have a big war in Europe. Before that, lockdowns in the West AND China, for the plandemic.

            The vaccines–well many of us read about the damage, including me. But I’m also seeing it–in cancer, strokes/aneurysms, and untimely death.

            So I believe the mRNA shots are doing their part–and they are evil. The war in the Ukraine was conjured up by Nuland, Blinken, etc. for some dark purpose–rather evil. Everything about it is a lie.

            This big earthquake that hit Turkey not only caused massive death and destruction; it will, IMO, make it impossible for Erdogan to peacefully stay in power. While I’m not a Turko-phile, Erdogan has a point in trying to be ‘neutral’ and not join the US sanctions. Turkey needs Russian oil and gas and tourists and more. The US will mobilize the “Blue” Turks who want Kemal out, in a quest to have Turkey join the sanctions, etc.

            These are surreal times, events are moving pretty fast. And I’m sorry to say, but the US government is not the good guy anymore.

        • badberries February 20, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

          Ceylon, Formosa

        • farmgal February 20, 2023 at 4:38 pm #

          Ceylon!

          • WadeWaters February 20, 2023 at 9:37 pm #

            Ceylon, sailor!

          • badberries February 22, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

            Odd Co-incidence,

            On Jeopardy today: what country was formerly called Ceylon?

    • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:57 pm #

      In 2022.

    • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      Yes, and apparently Turkey is now Turkiye (as of last week, just in time for the earthquake)

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:29 pm #

      The Ukrainians pronounce it that way, apparently. Or maybe they’re just saying that – the way Whites are always wrong in how they refer to Blacks.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 2:10 pm #

        I think it was when The Ukraine became Ukraine.

    • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

      Kiev became Kyiv when we all became Ukies.

      • sonnyL February 20, 2023 at 7:17 pm #

        At the Russian Tea Room did anyone ever hear anyone order Chicken Keeev?
        Me neither…

  27. Bilejones February 20, 2023 at 12:06 pm #

    “…the president has made American support for Ukraine the centerpiece of his argument for a revitalized alliance in Europe, and he had told advisers that he wanted to mark the first anniversary of the invasion as a way of reassuring allies that his administration remains committed….” — The New York Times, Feb 20, 2022”

    So the NYT is now prescient?

    2023, Surely?

    • sonnyL February 20, 2023 at 7:19 pm #

      The NY Times is sooooo blatantly full of shit as to make Porta-Potty irrelevant.

  28. TaxDonkey February 20, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

    I would love to believe that this Ukraine crisis could be resolved. I don’t think so though. Historically speaking, that’s not the way these 4th turnings play out. They tend to escalate and end with clear winners and losers. The joker in the deck is that this has never before happened with nuclear weapons. We’ve also got the shittiest leaders that we could possibly have at this historical juncture.

    • sonnyL February 20, 2023 at 7:22 pm #

      Shittiest? THAT my friend is the understatement of the 21st century.
      It transcends idiocy. Incompetence, treasonous and conspiratorial international collusion may be better definitions.

  29. AlD666 February 20, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

    Oh Jim, I wish I lived in the black-and-white world that you and your fellow travelers inhabit. Either there’s a God or there’s not. Right? How sweet it is.

    Instead, I live in the here-and-now. Everybody’s screwed up. Yes, the Ukraine war is a disaster for everybody except Putin, because he’s chased away millions of smart people from Russia and now rules by murderous fiat over what’s left, the militants, his henchmen, the duped, the thugs, the drunks, and the suffering multitudes that Putin sees as cannon fodder. Ukraine is a sovereign nation. It’s under invasion by a diminished country that’s still a superpower with nuclear arsenals and enough cannon fodder for Putin to destroy. Stalin killed more Russians than Hitler did; Putin is doing the same.

    Putin’s enablers here in the States like to shout “fascism” until their voices turn hoarse; they like to pretend that in 2014 the Ukrainians themselves didn’t decide they no longer wanted a Russian puppet in power. I live in the here-and-now. The US is no angel, that’s for certain, but it’s hardly black-and-white, my good dear friend. The invasion might have been avoided with a sensible compromise, but Russia only wants hegemony. Putin would blow up the world for personal power.

    Yes, we’re tiring of the endless war we’re financing. We want resolution. How can Ukraine concede? It’s where they live and it’s in rubble. Where else can they go? Their dream of defeating Russia is likely delusional. Putin has plenty of Russian bodies he can put in uniform and disintegrate in the name of personal power.

    Everything else he says is window dressing. Apologists for him rant about Nazis in Ukraine. If there are Nazis or fascists in Ukraine, and why wouldn’t there be, we have plenty of them here in the States, that’s Ukraine’s problem, not Putin’s. Russian fascism is a Russian problem with no solution until Putin exits stage left. And his replacement, of course, could be worse.

    Some of my American friends still pretend that Russia represents socialism or Marxism. It doesn’t. It’s a society run by criminals for the benefit of criminals. Russian despots kill more Russians, in both war and peace, than any enemy of Russia does.

    Full stop. Realpolitik tells me that Russia is creating a neutral zone by reducing a sovereign nation to rubble. The eventual peace will likely give Putin the territory he wants; as for Europe, however, forewarned is forearmed. Finland and Sweden are joining NATO. We can’t have Russia, the US, or China simply taking what they wish irregardless of the population they’re subsuming.

    Like all wars, this one is a total waste. Rebuilding Ukraine will put hundreds of billions of dollars into the pockets of corporations. The final lesson, and here I agree with you, is that ordinary people trying to live their lives peacefully get fleeced. It’s the oldest story in the world.

    • badberries February 20, 2023 at 12:29 pm #

      “irregardless” is not a standard word in English.

      Irrespective or regardless. class dismissed.

      • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 3:38 pm #

        The Turing Test, distilled to one word.

      • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

        Such a long diatribe and not one word about the Minsk Agreements, how the US and NATO violated them. Angela Merkel even recently spoke of how the NATO planned from the start to violate the Minsk Agreements and weaken Russia. Why?

        It would take many pages to refute every bogus point AIDS raised, but every one is refutable.

        • TaxDonkey February 20, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

          Against my better judgement, I got about halfway through the 2nd paragraph.

    • messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

      “Rebuilding Ukraine will put hundreds of billions of dollars into the pockets of corporations.”

      Why would they do that for Putin? Who owns these corporations?

    • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 12:48 pm #

      LOL. Dumbass says the world is not black and white, then spends 7 paragraphs saying “Russians bad, America good.”

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

        Even funnier that he seems to think he’s fooling anyone.

      • Rowdypiglet February 20, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

        AID666’s rant is so nonsensical that there’s really no point in addressing most of it.

        I’ll just say that his initial statement is an error and all the following ones derive from it, therefore they are all errors as well. His initial error is the claim that there is some condition in which God can be other than existent nor non-existent. What would such a condition be?

        I can wait.

        • Disaffected February 20, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

          I think I detect a distinct Tucson accent in his rant.

        • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

          I’m still trying to figure out what the ‘God argument’ has to do with the rest of his rant.

      • jgalt February 20, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

        While ignoring the violation of Minsk I & II that the U.S. and NATO totally violated, deliberately according to Angela Merkel, and the supposed non-Nazi Azov battalion that massacrred 14,000 Russian speaking Ukrainians before the Russian intervention. And yes, they were Putin’s problem as they were killing Ukrainian Russians, while the Ukrainian authorities and our own State Department praised them for the killings. Sounds more like a troll for Biden and Nuland.

        • Paula D February 20, 2023 at 3:56 pm #

          Maybe it’s Hunter Biden, using an alias which means “I aid the devil”.

          The devil being the Big Guy and his 10% cuts.

      • ViceGrip February 20, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

        Paula. ..

        Your comment per AID666 not only made me LOL, but came damn close to getting me ROFL.

        Still lol as I write this.

        Thanks! Needed *that* !

    • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

      I was speculating that AID is an umbrella abbreviation for AI and ID, the 666 bit being, well, you know …

      So I wondered if the spiel was AI generated. Until I got to ‘irregardless’, which I suspect is a mistake a bot wouldn’t make.

      I love it when people say ‘Ukraine is a sovereign country’. Ukraine is and was a sovereign country in the same way that a person who’s just signed their first mortgage contract ‘owns’ their house.

      • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

        Suppress prostitution, and capricious lusts will overthrow society. – Augustine

        Prostitution in the towns is like the cesspool in the palace: take away the cesspool and the palace will become an unclean and evil-smelling place. – Thomas Aquinas

        Jarek: The real problem is that women have been allowed to turn marriage into prostitution. And something I just found out: The State gets a generous cut of the proceeds from every alimony check. Thus the incentive from their end to keep it going. To even encourage it? It certainly fits in with the Globalist Agenda, does it not?

        Danny of NY: There’s always skim….

        • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 1:52 pm #

          I don’t care if you use prostitutes until your bits fall off. I only care that no woman anywhere should ever be obliged to stay in the bed of any man who does unless she chooses to.

          Bizarrely, at least half of men remain faithful to their wives, without capricious lusts overthrowing their half of society. How do they do it? Goodness knows. Maybe they’re actually able to put someone else before themselves.

          But thanks for confirming that Augustine didn’t care any more for the women involved than you do. Or indeed if everyone got syphilis. Disposable women. What’s new?

          And ‘men are better people’. Right.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            Women bring more than 70% of divorce so your point is very dull indeed. Mooted.

            Prostitutes typically choose to be prostitutes. Nowadays they often don’t even put out but rather just display their wares on venues like Only Friends. You’re generations if not centuries behind the times, old head.

            More power to them? No, I won’t say that. But it’s natural in an unnatural way: Male weakness is always taken advantage of by women. So it’s on us. But mark: They will pay. Serious men, or men serious about having a good girlfriend or wife, won’t touch them after they do such a tour.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

            What makes anyone think the fact that women file for divorce more, reflects poorly on women and not men?

            I have not met a single woman (SWIDT?) who divorced a man because he was too good of a husband and father.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

            Berry Silly: Well the Church forbids divorce and the old vow says for better or poorer, in sickness and in health, for all you both shall live.

            Women are famous for cashing out when a man loses his job, gets sick, is depressed, etc. Kim left Kanye when he woke up and was confused and troubled. Or her handlers insisted upon it. In any case, it’s on her.

            One sex advances by means of the other after all. Bearing this in mind, which sex is morally superior? It’s not hard if you just let the facts speak for themselves without the spinning of the feminine hamster wheel ind.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 2:42 pm #

            “Women bring more than 70% of divorce so your point is very dull indeed.”

            Are you really that dumb? If my husband had an affair he’d be out on his ear in hours and divorced as fast as it can happen. People have choices and I don’t need any more shit in my life, so I’d be one of the 70%, even though I already am. I’ve never cheated on anyone. Or asked for anything from anyone. But if they want to behave like tom cats they can eff off. Nobody forced them to get into a relationship in the first place.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 2:49 pm #

            ” Serious men, or men serious about having a good girlfriend or wife, won’t touch them after they do such a tour.”

            That’s what I mean about how disgusting male hypocrisy is. I’d have more respect for them if they married from among the women they don’t mind using. It’s off-the-scale hypocrisy. No man can ever be one whit better than a woman he uses for sex and cares nothing for.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 3:07 pm #

            “Well the Church forbids divorce and the old vow says for better or poorer, in sickness and in health, for all you both shall live.”

            The old vow also says ‘and promise to keep thee only unto her’. If it doesn’t count, then it shouldn’t be there.

            And Anthea explained to us recently something I had no idea of – that the Catholic Church pretends not to allow divorce while just calling it annulment instead. Didn’t work out so we’ll all just agree it never happened.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

            “One sex advances by means of the other after all”

            It’s a partnership. Men wouldn’t get very far at work if they didn’t have someone doing all the stuff they don’t like doing, like childcare.

            Even men admit that they become somewhat degenerate as a ‘species’ without women to keep them civilised.

            Who’s advanced because of you? Curious minds would like to know.

          • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

            I’ve avoided jumping into this pool for a long time, but…

            “…which sex is morally superior?”

            What? I’d say we are both in a race for the bottom.

            Amazing we made it this far.

            What an amazing, crazy animal we are.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

            I say we all take a chill pill and watch a feel-good movie, like “Pretty Woman”. Street prostitute lands billionaire husband. It can happen to you girls, so move to Hollywood and work it, work it, WORK IT !!! LOL

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

            Haha – won’t be happening to me. I might get a bit part in the Golden Girls. 🙂

          • Rulo Deschamps February 20, 2023 at 6:34 pm #

            Jarek is the expert on prostitutes. Right.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 20, 2023 at 6:38 pm #

            Uruguay is the world leader in prostitution legislation.

          • hmuller February 20, 2023 at 6:54 pm #

            Are they for it or against it?

          • Anthea February 20, 2023 at 7:03 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            Landlords bring 100% of eviction suits. (At least I have never heard of a tenant filing a court action to evict themselves.) We do not, from this figure, presume that the tenant is the injured party. In general, I think it is probably safe to say that most civil suits are filed by the injured party. E.g., the railroad will probably not file a suit against itself to reimburse the residents of the East Palestine area for their losses and injuries.

            I have read that about 70% of men admit to infidelity to their spouse, so the 70% figure of the percentage of women who initiate divorce proceedings sounds about right. I would venture to say (based on 75 years of experience in the matter) that the actions that initiated the divorce were almost invariably in the part of the men, and were usually quite a bit more serious than infidelity.

          • Anthea February 20, 2023 at 8:23 pm #

            @ Jarek:

            In all my 75 years on this planet, I have NEVER known of any women who married for money or divorced and took the former husband to the cleaners.

            Since I think it is well established here that you know scarcely any people, I doubt if you know or have known of any such women. That women do this is a pure figment of your imagination.

            Most likely you acquired this view, not from real knowledge or experience, but from reading blogs written by predatory attorneys who were figuring on impressing divorcing men with an acute sense of injury, so that THEY (the attorneys) could take the men to the cleaners.

            Men are dumb like that. If their attorney can convince them that their wife is divorcing them because she has found a guy with a bigger dick, said male will put his attorney’s kids through college to try to avoid supporting his own kids. He will also readily believe that his wife is divorcing him for this reason, and not because of the drinkin’ and druggin’, compulsive gambling, skirt-chasing, and the five years of unemployment.

            One of your main problems when it comes to attracting a woman is your unwillingness to get a job. Marriage and family life is a life of service and sacrifice.

            Secondarily, there seems to be a temperamental problem–one whereby you don’t have any friends, either. It’s not very likely that a person who has no friends (and no life) and is of no interest–and probably repulsive–to people of the same sex, would be of interest to people of the opposite sex. Hey, it is not just women who find you repulsive, it is people in general.

            Basically, if you are in your forties, don’t have a job and have no plans to pursue a job or career, and rarely leave the house (probably the house you grew up in, inherited from your parents), you have made yourself completely ineligible in the marriage market.

            You made these choices. You are not a serious person, or even and adult person.

            You can come on here and whine all you want about women, but your whining is pretty clearly a defense mechanism. You don’t have a woman in your life, and it is unlikely that you ever will. You have pissed your life away.

            I am actually a little surprised that your family allowed you to piss your life away. The only cases I’ve known of where a young man was allowed to grow up without some strong encouragement from his family to make something of himself were cases in which said young man had some sort of disability–which may have been slight. Some examples would be autism, a stutter, or some congenital illness. There are a lot of high-functioning autists around, most of which are men. There are also a lot of low-functioning autists around, They are usually not suited to employment, mostly due to poor emotional control.

            I did know one guy who had nothing discernible wrong with him other than extreme shyness and timidity. He inherited a bit of money from an uncle, I think while he was still in his teens. After that, he continued to live with his parents until he inherited his father’s house and money (Daddy was highly successful and rather wealthy.)

            How did you get in such a fix? Why did your family allow it?

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 8:42 pm #

            Yet again, Anthea and Green Alba’s wisdom wins the day.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

            Anthea weights in pace Beryl: Men are criminals. Women are right. End of story.

            Nobody has a problem with her attitude at all, evidently! Well that’s a big problem. I admit you have the backing of our society on this – but our society is evil as many have already said. It’s evil on this issue as well.

        • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

          And I didn’t suggest ‘suppressing’ prostitutes – or the people who use them. I queried the suggestion that Christian men should be considered free to use them and still call themselves Christian.

          You might be better consulting Christ, rather than Augustine ‘Lord, give me continence, but not yet’ of Hippo, who wasn’t exactly disinterested in the matter.

          I think Christ said to the prostitute ‘go and sin no more’. How’s she going to do that, then, if Augustine says she has to keep at it because supply and demand?

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 2:04 pm #

            The Church doesn’t condone prostitution much less mandate it. Just as God doesn’t condone, much less mandate sin. Neither does Augustine. Nor Aquinas. Nor Jarek.

            Kesa! Come get your little girl. She’s red faced and screaming in church.

          • Rowdypiglet February 20, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

            I’m not advocating prostitution, but I think Augustine was addressing the problem of the other half of the men – those who did not put others before themselves.

            The single thing that eventually turned me from a lukewarm liberal into what I think of as a traditionalist is the realization that we can’t change human nature by imposing some sort of system upon it. We have to work with what we actually are, and it does appear that roughly half of us make use of others in ways that are unethical and immoral. I think the statements quoted were pragmatic ones and didn’t represent what was desirable, but what was deemed possible.

            I don’t see any suggestion that those who made use of prostitutes were good Christians or necessarily Christians at all, nor that their actions were just an exercise of personal freedom. Would they not have been considered simply as sinners?

          • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

            I’ll throw in my snarky reply about this famous story of “casting the first stone” in John. This story doesn’t appear in the synoptic gospels, nor is it in any of our oldest/earliest copies of John’s gospel. It seems a scribe or scribes had heard this story somewhere in all the various traditions and stories in circulation centuries later, and it was just too good a story to pass up. And it is a great story that shows very well the general attitude the historical Jesus probably had. But it’s extremely unlikely that event ever took place.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

            “The Church doesn’t condone prostitution much less mandate it. Just as God doesn’t condone, much less mandate sin.”

            Exactly what I said on the previous thread. It doesn’t condone theft or murder either, but you didn’t mention them, just prostitution.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

            “The Church doesn’t condone prostitution much less mandate it. Just as God doesn’t condone, much less mandate sin. Neither does Augustine. Nor Aquinas. Nor Jarek.”

            So why didn’t Augustine say that stealing is sinful, but if the church didn’t allow it people would fall into pits of capricious envy?

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            And what I said has nothing whatever to do with Kesa, you incorrigible shit-stirrer. It’s about your hypocrisy, nothing else. If your sister wanted to work as a prostitute, that would be her business, but you wouldn’t be entitled to say a word about it.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 2:57 pm #

            “Kesa! Come get your little girl. She’s red faced and screaming in church.”

            I believe I’m the same age as Kesa’s mother. And nobody is screaming, except in your fetid imagination.

          • redrock February 20, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            Toss the gospel crap in the trash. Who believes it? Opiate of the masses. On a lighter note as a man I have at times endeavored to have sex with many women. Each time consensual, sort of recreational.
            When I met my sweetheart I made a promise and that was that. I would not cheat on her for anything. There in lies my source of beauty, grace and warm. Women should never be used. No real man would do so.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

            Not a word from Alba about female sin or responsibility – just a furious attack on the Truth.

            Men who use prostitutes need to repent. So do the prostitutes who use men for money. Both in the traditional meaning of the word and also in modern marriage.

            As far as cheating goes, that about 50/50 now, at least in the United States. But obviously it’s much more serious when a woman does it. When a man does, it’s just sex. When a woman does it, it means she doesn’t love her husband any more.

            And of course it leads to men being wronged by raising other men’s children – a profound insult and spiritual crime.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

            Rowdy: Just so. Why not forbid alcohol in an attempt to make men perfect as women tried before? Or how about curfews too?

            Such attempts will only backfire, making people and society even worse.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 7:04 pm #

            “When a man does, it’s just sex. When a woman does it, it means she doesn’t love her husband any more.”

            You are unbelievable.

            And women need to take responsibility for whatever they are responsible for.

            Without using excuses like ‘it was/is *just* [whatever]’ the way you do.

          • badberries February 20, 2023 at 7:06 pm #

            We are all descendants/children born of rape. They used to say that prostitution was the 2nd oldest profession and after millions of years we still can’t find consensus.

            Asa Baber, when asked about prostitutes replied “When a man has sex with a woman and leaves her money, he wasn’t paying for the sex, he was paying for the right to leave”.

            Humans are no different than any other species with exception of the ability to transmit and store information outside of the body.

          • Conrad February 20, 2023 at 7:26 pm #

            Jarek: ” When a man does, it’s just sex. When a woman does it, it means she doesn’t love her husband any more.

            And of course it leads to men being wronged by raising other men’s children – a profound insult and spiritual crime.”

            What a sad example of maleness you present, Jarek. If I recall correctly, others have speculated that you are an ‘incel’ and others ‘a defrocked Jesuit’. It appears both theories, not being mutually exclusive, may be the truth.

          • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 8:01 pm #

            “I think Christ said to the prostitute ‘go and sin no more’. How’s she going to do that”

            Alba,
            Why do you equate sin with paid sex” A cursory check of the 10 commandments does not mention it as a sin.

            You can look it up….

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

            Good old Conrad. He only posts when this subject comes up. Lovecraft spoke of the Lurker at the Threshold. Did he know about Conrad?

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

            It’s all just a bunch of chauvinistic bullshit

          • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

            ” If I recall correctly, others have speculated that you are an ‘incel’ and others ‘a defrocked Jesuit’…”

            Conrad,

            Why assume defrocked?

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 8:44 pm #

            Anyone who buys Jarek’s extremely fucked up opinions on human relations might have the same sort of anti-social issues he does.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

            GA:

            Funny seeing Jar Jar talk about responsibility, when he has zero sense of responsibility to anyone, and rejects relationships if they don’t like him solely for “who he is” without making any effort at said relationship. IOW, probably, as Anthea also posits, an anti-social, emotionally stunted sort living in arrested development. Usually (AFAIK), part of maturity is understanding that relationships take 50/50 (or close) reciprocation, and work. A-Jerk has wasted his life waiting for someone to see how brilliant and worthy of adoration he is, but that’s not how it works (except to narcissists). So you see his responses up here reflect his lack of understanding especially of how communication works, and that’s why his main tools are manipulation, strawmen arguments, and gaslighting. And sometimes out and out rage.

            Since he can’t relate to people in a normal way, he has to bait them, and annoy them, insult them, try to shit-stir, etc.

            It gets pretty tiresome. I always do appreciate seeing you & Anthea stand up to his crazy posts.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

            And how many of you protested when Mary said, Women are life. Men are death.

            No one else except Og. Shame on such prodigies of mythical equality.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

            Strawman #3.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 10:18 pm #

            I am my own person and not anyone’s prodigy. My thought are MINE

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 11:34 pm #

            Yes. And did you ever disagree when she said that? No.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 11:42 pm #

            Actually you did, at least a bit from time to time. But I have become too radical now and you find yourself in their camp.

            Alas the Truth is radical. And often the sides seem to choose us rather than the other way around.

            Because of your reaction, I’m wondering if I used the word prodigy correctly. I think it’s alright, even if a bit unusual in this context. Maybe it threw you off in any case. I think you’ve conflated it with protege.

          • SoftStarLight February 21, 2023 at 12:45 am #

            I did disagree. My disagreement actually created a schism and there was underlying drama due to it. It has sorta dissipated at this point. I was under the impression that I was within your camp. But perhaps I am searching for a tent. Or a teepee or maybe even a chum.

            I took prodigy to indicate a childlike status which did shock me. But protege may have conveyed what you wished in a clearer way. i’m certain everything can be all cleared up for sure.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

            Old saying: Possession is nine tenths of the law. It certainly holds true for the human heart. No one wants to give up the good things they have gotten their hands on. They feel like they are entitled to them – even if they are not.

            Women are not going to want to give up the place that has been given to them over men by the State. It’s going to hurt a lot. But it must be accomplished, whether you all will or it or not. And so it will be. In a laboratory situation, imbalances like this could right themselves in time. Alas the world is not a laboratory and our nation not an experiment. We will not be given time to right ourselves. Outside forces will take advantage and there may be no coming back for America.

            A prodigy is someone extraordinary. It’s usually a favorable thing, like a prodigy at math or chess. But of course it needn’t be. Maybe you were thinking of the prodigal son? I’m not sure how the same word fits these two meanings. An interesting question. The prodigal son was in an extraordinary situation in the sense of unusual and unusually bad. Maybe this is the answer.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 6:57 pm #

            It would be my duty to preach to my sister not to be a prostitute, and you as well, Alba.

            Don’t do it!

          • GreenAlba February 22, 2023 at 6:37 am #

            More hypocrisy. What a surprise.

          • SoftStarLight February 22, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

            So am i your prodigal daughter? If so I’m back home Daddy lol!

          • Jarek February 22, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

            You are too cute. Prodigy is not progeny much less protege. But you are getting closer at least in terms of both having a y in them.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

            prodigal…
            noun

            1: one who spends or gives lavishly and foolishly

            2: one who has returned after an absence” ~ Merriam Webster dictionary

    • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 2:16 pm #

      Stop watching tv, it’s taken away your common sense. Learn to read. After that, study some Ukraine history.

      • redrock February 20, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

        U crane is history ain’t it?

        • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 3:53 pm #

          There is no Ukraine at present. There is only a Deep State cat’s paw.

          Perhaps a real Ukraine can be formed in the aftermath of whatever is to come.

  30. elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

    A note to BRH,

    Earlier in the week you mentioned the “Henry Homesteader”, and asked for comment

    In 1985, Marlin produced a 9mm carbine, called the “Camp Gun”, using S&W model 59 magazines. It also produced a 45 ACP model, using standard 1911 magazines. I purchased one of each caliber.

    I still have the 45 ACP model, but quickly rid myself of the 9mm. Why?

    The 9mm is not considered an accurate round. The carbine, while working flawlessly, could not group on a silhouette target at 100 yards, and I am sure the Henry will reflect that inaccuracy.

    The Marlin 45 Camp Gun, however, worked flawlessly AND was very accurate…under a 4″ group from a bench.

    Considering the cost of the Henry rifle, at about $1000, I would opt for a used Marlin in 45 ACP, if you can find one.

    • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

      And…the link;

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marlin_Camp_Carbine

    • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      Could you hit the eye of a bird at 100 yards? The Crackers are said to have been able to do so.

      • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

        Jarek,
        Not with a Marlin…but I have other weapons that will hold 1/4″MOA…those will, and have.

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 2:07 pm #

          MOA? Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins and “Jim”?

          • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 4:02 pm #

            Minute Of Angle…about one inch at 100 yards….

          • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

            Jim Fowler.

            On Sunday nights my brother and I got to walk over to Grandma’s house to watch Wild Kingdom and the Wonderful World of Disney. <The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau was fair game too, on those rare occasions that it reached us.

            TV was a treat, like candy or pop, not something to be had every day.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

            So spot on, BB.

            I loved Jacques Cousteau, the WwofD, and Wild Kingdom.

            And they were treats.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 11:43 pm #

            Remember Jim wrestling the Anaconda? How is he different than any of the Heroes taking on Cthonic Monsters, often feminine?

          • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 12:53 pm #

            Everybody remembers Jim wrestling the anaconda. I didn’t realize at the time that I was witnessing an archetypal struggle between Good (men) and Evil (women).

            So, in other words if it had been Jim and Eve, rather than that feckless loser Adam, we would still be running around naked in the Garden, wrestling snakes.

            How was Jim different from the mighty heroes of myth? Well, for one, he was getting paid. Heroes generally work for free – makes them even more heroic. The work conducted by Jim was in pursuit of scientific or financial objectives. Real heroes don’t give a crap about science or money.

            But he did win a Lindbergh Award, make what you will of that.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 1:13 pm #

            Fascinating, my nigga. For what did Jim win this award?

          • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

            “…for his 40 years of dedication to wildlife preservation and education.”

        • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

          Elysian,

          What’s your preference concerning bolt faction rifles: a .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, or 6.5 Creedmoor? Guidance with particular makes/models is appreciated.

          May I add that the racist asshole from Conklin who drove to Buffalo to hunt blacks rather than doing so in the Binghamton-Elmira area (likely because he figured he’d be blown away very quickly by Southern Tier gun owners) has really harmed people’s ability to protect themselves. Now you basically need a background check just to buy ammunition in this shithole state!

          Anyway,thanks in advance for your advice.

          • elysianfield February 21, 2023 at 11:13 am #

            Uncle Bob,
            My preference is for bolt action rifles. The sole reason for a rifle to exist is ..accuracy. Most decent rifles built in the ’80’s were capable of 1MOA, usually, however with reloading. My preference is for Remington rifles of that era, specifically the Heavy barrel varmint model, and I’ve not owned one that could not be printed, with a bit of care, in 1/3 of an inch at 100 yards. The Military, and law enforcement sniper rifles of that era were Just a plain version of the Remington HBV. A decent scope, of course…

            The 308 cartridge would be most practical…brass, projectiles and ammunition being readily available. Surplus ammo still exists in the millions of rounds. I would, however, feel secure with an HBV in any caliber presented.

            When you can, with 95% probability, hit a grapefruit sized object with a first shot, from a cold barrel, at 400 yards, why would you need firepower otherwise?

    • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      I learn something every day E.

      .38 Special and 9mm Parabellum were introduced about the same time, 1900-1901. .38 Special appears to have faded, abandoned by the police & military, but 9mm has become the standard, all purpose pistol round. How do you explain its popularity then?

      At any rate I hope the Homesteader is a winner for Henry and they sell a ton of them. It’s not a carbine hunters or target shooters would buy anyway.

      I have a Marlin 1894 carbine in .38/.357, plenty accurate for my purposes.

      • redrock February 20, 2023 at 3:16 pm #

        I have an AK47 and it is as good as it gets.

      • elysianfield February 20, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

        The 38 special, as a rimmed cartridge, is suitable for use in revolvers, do to simplicity in design to eject expended rounds. The cartridge is/can be a bit more powerful than the 9mm, able to use heavier bullets, and is the basis for the 357 cartridge. 38 special can be very accurate in any weapon that fires it…9mm, not so much.

        Automatic pistols can provide for more shots without reloading…up to 18+1…Revolvers usually 6 rounds. Revolvers arguably are safer than automatics. Revolvers are preferalble to train a novice shooter with, rather than an automatic. Revolvers rarely jamb

        Automatics are more easily concealable. Automatics can be silenced, revolvers, usually not. Automatics look cool if held sideways when shooting. Automatics can be cheaper to produce.

        • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

          I forgot about the coolness factor of a Glock held sideways, Gangsta-style.

        • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 1:15 pm #

          Revolvers don’t shit their casings all over the place either. What if you can’t find them in the dark?

    • redrock February 20, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

      Maybe you need a little trigger work to smooth it out. Remember BRASS.

  31. Amman February 20, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

    A key highlight in today’s post is the suggestion that a rift, separation, cleavage, a melodramatic break-up, what have you, will take place between west Europe and the USA.

    A new curtain slams down somewhere in the north Atlantic to separate the New World from the Classical World.

    This planet has a Bi-polar future – 2 Worlds.

    • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 9:49 pm #

      What happens is you eventually have a particularly gifted liar get put in charge of everything. He sees himself as higher than God, and attempts to achieve the goals of every group of dog losers you can name: Fabian socialists, communists, the WEF, whoever. His rule goes well for awhile, until things start to unravel, most likely over oil reserves. China marches through Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq to attack his army. Humanity is about to.exterminate itself, when a third army arrives from the sky. The humans attack and are massacred. Then comes a thousand years of rule by the real God, after.which humans again rebel and lose. That thousand years is always pitched as a time of peace and unequalled prosperity, but I have to think there’ll be an awful lot of resentment by people toward God for intervening, not to mention ending all the rackets, criminal activity, and other corruption we’re used to and actually tend to accept, especially if it helps us or screws over someone we hate.

      • Amman February 21, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

        3rd army from the sky. Good luck, Bobo.

  32. orca February 20, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

    “……Hello, Moscow? Washington here. Just a little heads up for you – Biden is arriving in Kiev this morning.”

    “….Yeah…we know.”

    • Islander February 20, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      Probably the best protection for Keev is to leave Biden there.

      The Russkies won’t want to blow him away.

      Bad look.

      • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

        Biden is the most effective weapon against the US.

  33. TPTB-USA February 20, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

    What is up with the flock of US politicians rushing over to Ukraine and engaging in a lip-lock with Zelensky?

    And what is the story with the price of natural gas? Was the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage an attempt by the west to eliminate Russia’s source of funds (look at the price chart, and September 26th)?

    • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 5:12 pm #

      Desperation?

      • TPTB-USA February 20, 2023 at 11:55 pm #

        Nancy Pelosi’s rush was disgusting, and I am ashamed that someone of that stature thinks her conduct was fitting.

        I suppose that I do not need to be ashamed, because her shredding of the SOTU would imply that is just her SMO (perhaps like hmuller posted above “The people (of DC) had a very haughty attitude, like they were doing the country a favor to take its money and abusively govern it. The women were the worst. They really run the place. Their hatred and disrespect for men might amaze even Jarek.”).

        • badberries February 21, 2023 at 10:37 am #

          Nancy Pelosi represents everything that is wrong with my country. Greedy, lack of “mindfulness”, rude, disrespectful, self absorbed, dishonest and un-productive. All on my dime, but guess what? I’m outta dimes

          • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 11:39 am #

            I agree.

            My read is that at least one of my sisters respects her. In an attempt to comprehend her logic, her job is government and university related, she is basically clueless about current events (and chooses to keep it that way), has dreams of retirement and plans to travel Europe, and be left alone in what she considers a safe residential environment in a major metropolitan area.

            So, why the respect? The only thing I can figure, is that my sister sees Nancy as a woman who has achieved success in a mans world (although this doesn’t seem fitting of my sister).

            So, why?

      • TPTB-USA February 21, 2023 at 12:02 am #

        I don’t think they are at the point of desperation, and I can only surmise that at this point they all think they have this in the bag.

    • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 11:28 am #

      The US blew up the pipelines to make sure that a desperate Germany didn’t form a separate peace with Russia. The Germans were getting restless and even Scholz was waffly.

      The US wanted Germany to have no choice but to buy US gas. Hence, the sudden announcement to Americans that gas stoves are dangerous and have to go. Germans are paying 7x more than Americans.
      Who do our overlords prefer to sell it to?

      Russia shrugged and said OK, we’ll sell it to others. I highly doubt they will reopen the pipelines unless Germany and other countries throw the US out of their countries.

      • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 11:33 am #

        I mentioned that the US had blown up the pipelines on Facebook and fb covered it as “dangerous speech”.

        Dangerous to whom? I think we know.

  34. SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

    I have a very difficult time imagining that the warmonger globalists will give up on their Ukraine venture. If they do then the world may find out exactly what was going on in the biolabs in Ukraine and about all of the money laundering and human trafficking and organ harvesting, etc. They probably are willing to risk a nuclear war over it. Literally Germany, France and others would need to adamantly demand an end to the venture in order for a possible more peaceful outcome to occur ime.

    On another important front Kevin McCarthy just released a whole ton of footage from Jan 6 to Tucker Carlson. And hopefully Tucker will be leading with this story all week. Or at least tonight lol. But it sounds like we are about to find out just how orchestrated and planned the whole fedsurrection was.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 1:53 pm #

      We have plenty of evidence that it is the US with maybe a couple of other Western nations that is keeping the war going.

      • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

        Yep definitely. But it seems like the EU bureaucracy is driving the war lust more maybe then the individual governments in Europe but who knows. Macron is schizoid for one. He says we need to keep supplying Ukraine with weapons and also negotiate an end to the war lol.

        • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

          Macron is a WEF/Rothschild puppet (ex-Rothy banker).

          All he is doing is following the same script as the rest of the YGLs.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

            Yes, he is probably splitting himself on purpose just to generate ideas of even handedness or like he is struggling with these big decisions. In the end though he will always do the bidding of the globalist/WEF grouping.

  35. Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

    Speaking of independent reporting, I have been complaining about the state of the Fourth Estate for some time.

    I came across this remark by Elon Musk that illuminates one of the reasons it has gotten so bad:

    “A big part of the problem is that journalists used to choose their career to pursue truth, but in recent years many have entered journalism to be activists”

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1626713620301352960?s=20

    Even seasoned journalists like Dan Rather fall into the trap of activism, and they don’t even appear to know they are doing it.

    • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 2:13 pm #

      That fits right along the timeline where higher learning institutions began teaching activism rather than traditional curriculum.

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 2:14 pm #

        But I’ll argue that propaganda has been alive and well forever.

        Reading McGowan’s account of the Lincoln Assassination and the behavior of the press and PTB meddling (and plotting) made it clear that it’s always been the case.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 2:17 pm #

        Probably when reporters started going to school for “journalism” too.

    • Rowdypiglet February 20, 2023 at 2:19 pm #

      @Beryl, from Jonathan Turley:

      “We previously discussed the movement in journalism schools to get rid of principles of objectivity in journalism. Advocacy journalism is the new touchstone in the media even as polls show that trust in the media is plummeting. Now, former executive editor for The Washington Post Leonard Downie Jr. and former CBS News President Andrew Heyward have released the results of their interviews with over 75 media leaders and concluded that objectivity is now considered reactionary and even harmful. Emilio Garcia-Ruiz, editor-in-chief at the San Francisco Chronicle said it plainly: ‘Objectivity has got to go.’ ”

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 5:15 pm #

        Indeed.

        I have a friend who has been a professional journalist for years. BBC, CNN, etc. She’s around my age. She got so disgusted that she left the profession, given now they dictate from the top what you’re allowed to write about. The new batch of “journalists” don’t care as they are nothing like the Sy Hershes or my friend. But she cared, so she quit & is now attending law school. She figures she can make a bigger difference in the world that way.

    • Blackbird February 20, 2023 at 3:11 pm #

      Dan Rather’s “mistake” was so obvious, that I can’t think that it was anything other than an attempt to shut down all discussion of Dubya’s “military service”. And it seems to have worked.

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 3:14 pm #

      Didn’t most journalists determine that Trump’s presidency was the defining moment for them to be activists rather than journalists?

  36. K-Chien February 20, 2023 at 1:59 pm #

    But before that can happen, expect many seasons of terrible disorder.

    What ? The long emergency has and end?

    The long emergency is still parked on the on-ramp waiting for the traffic control light to change.

    Thinking there is a reckoning coming is hopium.

    • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

      “terrible disorder” will come first before the Long Emergency when all centralized control vanishes. The LE is when it becomes apparent to everyone in the West that the good times have ended and third world style grinding poverty will be the norm for many decades and possibly forever, at least for Western Civ.

      • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 3:50 pm #

        Except if the good times end it will be due entirely to the fact that the system is being destroyed in order to be resurrected in a form none of us would acquiesce to.

        There is no long emergency.

        • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 4:25 pm #

          The long emergency will be the period of time after fossil fuels are no longer practical for use as an energy supply, This will happen In the USA ahead of many other nations, we’ve long since used up all the easy to get oil and blown it out our tailpipes. Most of the remainder is off shore in US territorial waters or locked up in rock formations that must be fracked first before the oil starts flowing. What we have left is the petroleum that’s expensive to produce, and we’re approaching the time when it takes just as much energy to pump the oil as the energy you get from burning it. It’s called “energy returned on energy invested”. When that approaches zero you are finished as far as using oil as a primary energy source. We’ll be using the remainder for other purposes like running rototillers or little mopeds, or for petrochemicals, but that’s about it. We’ll still be using kerosene for lamps and lighting. Still a lot cheaper than whale oil. The automobile culture in the US is about finished, and we can tell by all the delusional hoopla about electric cars. Western Europe is in the very same situation we are, and is facing the same future.

          • K-Chien February 20, 2023 at 4:48 pm #

            Yes Woodchuck. But talk about it all you want. Nobody gets it.

            Most everybody has a magic pony in their dreams. The truth is a horror people refuse to face. This is why I am writing a fiction story on my website. People believe fiction more than reality.
            If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed will go to the mountain.

            Click on my name to get there, you know that.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 5:27 pm #

            There is no proof fossil fuels are going to be impractical.

            I do not disagree that we should also diversify, but this prediction that oil is over in the general sense is not hard to make. The hard prediction is when is oil actually over.

            Certainly not yet.

          • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 5:45 pm #

            Yeah, I’ve clicked on your site, some interesting stuff there even if I don’t agree with all of it. Discussion of running out of petroleum began decades ago with the work of a Shell Oil Co. geologist named Hubbert, there’s a graph of past/present/future global oil production called “Hubbert’s Curve.” Once you understand the graph and learn that oil wells eventually deplete and stop producing oil, a eureka moment will arrive, or an “oh shit!” moment. My first encounter with peak oil happened while listening to Art Bell interview a writer/blogger named Matt Savinar Savinar had a popular website called “Life After the Oil Crash”. There was a forum there with all sorts of whacky discussion and crazy trolls as well as serious people and actual petroleum geologists and economists.

            I got interested in the topic and discovered that all my friends and relatives didn’t want to hear about this and would either ignore me or get angry and think I was a leftie/greenie or something – or that I’d simply gone mad. The idea of our civilization ever running out of gas was preposterous to them. It’s only been lately that a few are beginning to fear that I wasn’t all that nutty about warning them. However they tell me that if there’s times of not having any gas for their cars, it will be because of what the Democrats have done. NOT because we don’t have enough petroleum left in the ground to keep the automobile culture going world without end.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 5:49 pm #

            Night Owl

            If conventional oil wasn’t becoming scarce, nobody would have gone to the trouble and expense of squeezing oil out of tar sands and bashing it out of rocks.

            As I’ve mentioned before (because I like the metaphor), Rob Hoskins (the Transition Towns chap) compared the tar sands operation to a pub that runs out of beer and decides to squeeze out the carpet for the dregs. It’s desperation.

            And our Owners would have let the party go on too, if the beer wasn’t running out.

          • GreenAlba February 20, 2023 at 5:53 pm #

            I read about Hubbert years ago in the peak oil context, but I heard about him again the other day in one of Sandi Adams’ interviews about Agenda 2030. I think she said he was one of the Agenda 21 people from Columbia University?
            I don’t think he made up his peak oil theories to serve the agenda, though, just that he (and they) realised that peak oil meant they needed to get on with their control and depop programme.

            Surmising, obviously, since I’m not in their heads.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

            GA, sure they wood.

            Lots of money to be made. Also, do not forget that whatever they tell you about why they are doing it is quite likely far removed from the truth.

            I follow facts. And the only verifiable facts are that there is a cabal of crazed psychopaths that has run the world for quite a long time, and they have also apparently had a plan to do exactly what they are doing right now.

            All other narratives are bunk to me unless there is hard evidence. Follow the money. Always.

          • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

            “would”

          • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

            Reminds me: Take a listen to J. Dyer and his wife Jamie Hanshaw (Hanshaw, in particular, here) some time. They have done quite a bit of research into the methods of the cabal.

            One of the methods in context was seeding the narrative of resource scarcity. Many of the narratives we are familiar with have a long history tied to the Technocrats.

            Our unfortunate position is being around during the start of their end-game scenario.

          • Woodchuck February 20, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            Owl says: “All other narratives are bunk to me unless there is hard evidence. Follow the money. Always.”

            Certainly. You’ll know for sure when it’s over, and following the money will be the best indicator. When energy returned on energy invested to pull oil out of the ground is negative, then no investor will purchase any oil company stock. Most of those oil companies will disappear. leaving only a few players left on the field. This is beginning to happen regarding North Dakota oil. Too many investors made little to nothing investing in drilling there, when the money for future drilling vanishes, so will ND oil. When they stop drilling, you stop driving. Simple as that. If you didn’t prepare for this event, you’ll be shit outa luck regarding transportation.

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

            Hindsight is perfect. Night will see the truth very well in his rear window since he won’t be moving any more.

          • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 10:51 am #

            Wood, not sure it will ever get that far. The plan is clearly to use this narrative to move everyone out of prosperity long before such a thing might ever occur. The science on the issue of oil depletion and regeneration is far from settled.

            Something kinda funny: I just saw that the EU ban on combustion engines will exclude high-end low-volume companies like Ferrari.

            Schwab and co. will continue to have access to their toys.

          • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            The oil companies knew that oil was finite long before Hubbert.
            I ran across a lawsuit that was filed decades before the US hit peak oil.
            The Big Oil companies were suing “wildcatters”, that is, uppity men who drilled for oil on their own, tapping into the big pools that were around back then.

            The suit pointed out in legalese that oil was a finite substance. The argument was that since it was limited and would run out, only the big corporations could be trusted to dole it out properly, and that no one should be allowed to tap into the big pools under their own ground because it all should belong to the Seven Sisters.

            This was absurd, of course, but of course they won.

            I have a Los Angeles newspaper from 1920 that my grandfather saved. It reported that women had gotten the vote.

            But what I find most interesting is the ads. They were selling land for oil drilling all over the newspaper.
            Even when I was a kid it was very common to see pony pumps everywhere you went in the LA area. There was a lot of oil in LA.
            But it’s gone now, just like it’s mostly gone in Texas. People who can’t understand the concept of limits (which is most people, although I am always surprised when people here don’t get it), are shocked at the disappearance of the cheap oil they feel entitled to.

          • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 1:03 pm #

            Oil Depletion Allowance anyone? Been around since 1916. Them oil boys ain’t dumb.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

            Ask Night about carrying capacity. Use a humble example like a suitcase. He won’t get it. He refuses to.

          • Islander February 21, 2023 at 2:36 pm #

            Per Engdahl, Hubbert was an “agenda” guy from the get-go. I believe he was also a scientific nobody. Basically a huckster.

            I have posted info on that on earlier threads.

            OK,
            I found it in my email. Here is an excerpt:

            “In the early 1950s, a critical economic consideration was the difference in lifting costs — operatting costs: Saudi or other Middle East oil operations typically cost some 400% to 500% less compared with those in West Texas, California or Oklahoma. It cost US-Saudi ARAMCO oil companies about $0.20 to produce a barrel of Saudi oil that they sold to the market in the 1950s for $1.75. Under a special tax arrangement — on the argument of US national security — the US Treasury paid a sum, termed a Foreign Tax Credit, to the Saudi Government to insure the flow of cheap Saudi oil that was, in effect, bankrupting domestic US independent oil producers. The ARAMCO American oil companies got away with paying no taxes either in the US or in Saudi Arabia.[x]

            Little wonder that the major oil companies began a concerted drive to flood the domestic US oil market with their cheap Middle East oil, conveniently bankrupting thousands of small and medium-sized independent US oil producers.

            Despite all this, however, the Rockefeller oil majors faced a nightmare scenario. Oil was by then the primary energy driving the global economy. In a world where control over oil was the key to global power, they knew that significant non-Anglo-American players, as well as national oil companies not under the Rockefeller thumb, could also discover huge new fields such as Ghawar or Rumalia, thus ending the Anglo-American control of world oil.

            A radical new approach to their control of oil became urgent.

            Big Oil finds a new King

            As a first step, the major American and British oil interests concluded that a plausible scientific argument was needed that would propagate the convenient (for them) myth that the world’s petroleum resources were finite and depleting rapidly. For this job, they chose an eccentric petroleum geophysicist from the University of Chicago who was working for Shell Oil in Texas, a man named Marion King Hubbert, or King, as he preferred to be known.

            Hubbert was asked to deliver a paper to the annual meeting of the American Petroleum Institute in 1956, an event that would become one of the most fateful examples of scientific fabrication in the modern era.

            Hubbert posited all of his 1956 conclusions on the unproven assumption that oil was a fossil fuel, a biological compound produced from dead dinosaur detritus, algae or other life forms originating some 500 million years back. Hubbert accepted the fossil theory without question, and made no evident attempts to scientifically validate such an essential and fundamental part of his argument. He merely asserted ‘fossil origins of oil’ as Gospel Truth and began to build a new ideology around it, a neo-Malthusian ideology of austerity in the face of looming oil scarcity.

            For the giant British and American oil companies and the major banks backing them, the myth of scarcity was necessary if they were to be able to control the availability and price of petroleum as the lifeline of the world economy. The scarcity myth was to be a key element of Anglo-American geopolitical power for more than a century.

            King Hubbert admitted in a frank interview in 1989 shortly before his death that the method he used to calculate total recoverable US oil reserves was anything but scientific. It might be compared with wetting one’s finger and holding it up to see how strong the wind is blowing.

            Hubbert told his interviewer,

            What was required there was that I need to know or have an estimate of the ultimate amount that could be produced…I know the ultimate and I know, I can only tailor that curve within a very narrow range of uncertainty. So that’s what was done. Those curves were drawn. I simply, by cut and dry, I mean, you drew the curve, calculated the squares, and if it was a little too much you trimmed it down or too little, you upped it a little. But there was no mathematics involved, other than the integral area under the curve, the integral pd dq by, at times, et, for accumulated production up to a given time…So with the best estimates I could get on the ultimate amount of oil in the United States, my own figure at the time was about 150 billion barrels. [xi]

            If Hubbert’s description of his methodology doesn’t sound like rigorous scientific procedure, that’s because it wasn’t. . . . ”

            There is more. This is from Engdahls’ book

            httpX://www.amazon.com/Myths-Lies-Wars-William-Engdahl/dp/3981326369

          • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 3:44 pm #

            “Ask Night about carrying capacity. Use a humble example like a suitcase. He won’t get it. He refuses to.”

            Nah, he simply asks you to tell us what carrying capacity is, and how you know we are at it.

            You can’t and you don’t, so answer my questions you won’t.

            Just snark and name-calling. Reminds me of our recently departed Lib-bots.

            🙂

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

            Sure, buddy, I’m glad to help you o. With carrying capacity at its simplest, we dealing with two things: a) the container b) and the things to be put into it. Staying with the simple example of the suitcase, the capacity is only so many cubic feet and/or inches. Given that two objects can’t occupy the same space at the same time, that means only so many clothes, books, papers, etc.

            Clear? If so, we can go on. When dealing with the Earth and the biosphere, other factors come into play. It becomes not just a matter of simple physics, but biological realities. You could fit all of the human race in Dallas in physical sense, but they would last very long, They could be kept alive in a matrix, each in its own bio-bubble, but they would no longer be happy, or even human unless drugged or some kind of high tech enable hypnosis, a la the movie.

            Clear? Or have I lost you? I assume the latter so I won’t go on until you give the all clear.

          • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 6:17 pm #

            You dodged the question again, buddy.

            What is the carrying capacity of the earth?

            Show your math (in detail) and provide hard evidence that we have overshot capacity based on this calculation.

            Been about 6 months now, and you still cannot answer.

            By all means, surprise me.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 7:01 pm #

            So you admit that carrying capacity is a real thing? Because above, you didn’t:

            Nah, he simply asks you to tell us what carrying capacity is, and how you know we are at it.

            You have to walk before you can run. Understand the concept in its simplest form, before understanding it in relation to the Earth.

          • Anthea February 21, 2023 at 10:27 pm #

            Night Owl may have a point in saying there is no proof that fossil fuels are “over.”

            Russia seems to have plenty.

          • Night Owl February 22, 2023 at 2:54 am #

            What is the earth’s carrying capacity, Jarek?

            Why are you so shy?

          • Jarek February 22, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            Define carrying capacity, sport. Before we can do any calculating, we have to know what we are calculating.

            We can brainstorm together. But of course being a greasy snake, you will now revert to saying there is no such thing.

          • Night Owl February 22, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

            Why would I define something you claimed we have hit, sport?

            It is your term. But I assume it to mean he number of people the earth can support.

            Still no answer after all of these months.

            I am sure it is coming, however. You just need time for your calculations.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

            The Carrying-Capacity Buddies
            (with their new album, ‘Hold Me, Carry Me, My Buddy‘ just out!)

            Sure, buddy, I’m glad to help…” ~ Jarek

            You dodged the question again, buddy.” ~ NightOwl

            ====

            I’m unsure the carrying capacity can be exactly defined/measured because it’s not static. I will presume you both understand that.

            In that sense in part, some time ago elsewhen/where– maybe even here– I suggested that humans have 3 different sets of footprints:

            • The first is their actual footprints that we might see in the wet sand on a beach.

            © The second is their correspondingly much larger industrial-scale footprints.

            ? And the third is their smallest set that corresponds to how small we can get them with regard to using that big brain of ours in living in harmony– or better– with nature.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2023 at 5:42 pm #

            …So far, I’m really diggin’ ‘The Suitcase’! It’s fucked up, but in a good way!

          • Jarek February 22, 2023 at 8:24 pm #

            If you care to back to the trail head of the thread, I began to help him define it using the simple example of the suitcase and its contents. Of course he felt the noose tightening and immediately started yelling about the carrying capacity of the Earth – when he refuses to even define it or accept a definition from others.

            How can you reject an idea you don’t understand? And of course he doesn’t want to understand either – the moral aspect of cognition. The Will to Foolishness.

          • Night Owl February 23, 2023 at 4:32 am #

            Still dancing. No hard numbers or definition of what “carrying capacity” looks like for the earth, but he “knows” we have hit “carrying capacity.”

            Time for you to pack your suitcase and exit, methinks.

            Fuck this is sad.

          • Jarek February 23, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            Do suitcases have a carrying capacity? If so, define it. If you think not, you are a silly, petulant child.

          • Night Owl February 23, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            Yeah, take the dimensions of the suitcase and do the math.

            Fuck, you are stupid.

          • Paula D February 23, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

            Yes, Anthea, Russia still has oil.

            So does Iran. So does Iraq. So does Venezuela.

            In case you’re wondering how the US chooses the countries it brings Democracy™ to.

  37. MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 2:11 pm #

    Pepe Escobar
    @RealPepeEscobar:

    PENTAGON INSIDER CONFIRMS SY HERSH

    Biden ordered the bombing.

    Told Norway, Sweden, Denmark.

    NOT Germany.

    Planning leader: Sullivan.

    Members from CIA, NSA, Joint Chiefs, Treasury, State.

    Bombs detonated by Raytheon buoy.

    2 out of 8 failed.

    “Derision” among intel/military.

    https://twitter.com/RealPepeEscobar/status/1626544194960384002

    • Beryl of Oyl February 20, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

      If Russia wants to come and get them, I’m all for it.

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 2:26 pm #

        Pepe’s hit a chord. Go check out the responses he’s getting. Lots of blue checks & lots of anger. LOL.

      • BackRowHeckler February 20, 2023 at 3:09 pm #

        It’s just the opposite, Beryl. At the Munich Security Conference last week there was much talk amongst the participants of declaring the Russian invasion of the Donbas a Crime Against Humanity, and conducting some future Nuremberg style show trials to prosecute the War Criminals, with Putin, Lavrov, Medvedev etc. on the docket. How they would get these Gentlemen to the Hague to stand trial wasn’t spelled out. Maybe send the Sheriff to Moscow to arrest them.

        • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 7:39 am #

          Typical inversion. These people are committing global crimes against humanity so they project onto Putin and Lavrov (I’ve never been a Putin fan, but Lavrov has always (years before the SMO) appeared to me to be the epitome of rationality and common sense, compared to the numbskulls and reprobates we get over here.

        • benr February 21, 2023 at 8:41 am #

          There does not have to be a good guys and bad guys what if both sides are bad guys?

          • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 11:52 am #

            I suspect that is true too, benr. I don’t trust Putin, just because he’s protecting Russia’s interests on the geopolitical front. On the domestic front, he’s advancing digital ID and CBDCs, so whose interests is he advancing there?

            Perhaps Lavrov is a bad guy too. He just comes over as relatively sane compared to our politicians who are mad, bad or both.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle February 22, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

            Robin: “Who are the bad guys and who are the good guys, Batman?!”

            Batman: “I’m afraid it’s not so simple, Robin!”

            Robin: “So what do we do?!”

            Batman: “I’m afraid there’s not much we can do, Robin!”

            Robin: “So that’s it?!”

            Batman: “Well why do you always have to look to me for all the answers!?”

            Robin: “Because you’re The Batman!”

            Batman: “That’s too much responsibility!”

            Robin: “But you signed up for it!”

            Batman: “Alright that’s it! I’m done here! You’re on your own!”

          • Superman February 22, 2023 at 6:05 pm #

            Ok before you two leave, can either of you tell me who the fuck put kryptonite powder on my night-table?

            What’s the point of inviting me for a slumber-party?!

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 3:15 pm #

      Lol hilarious people need buy in from a pentagon source to believe Hersh’s account

    • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 3:48 pm #

      I will stick with Hersh here.

      There is no way WEF puppet Scholz was not consulted or did not have any knowledge of this act.

      The phony Greens here want anything but heated homes.

      • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 5:18 pm #

        Is he really contradicting Hersh that much though? I would also guess that Scholz knew – but then perhaps they’d have to kill him if they told him 😀

        I know Paula kept asking where in Hersh’s article did it say Scholz was in on it, was anyone able to offer that up?

        • Night Owl February 20, 2023 at 5:25 pm #

          IIRC, he said he met with Biden and somewhat reluctantly agreed to it.

          The reluctant part is something I also doubt.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 6:16 pm #

            And even if he didn’t know then, he knows now. And he’s apparently on board.

          • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 6:29 pm #

            Global Research agrees with you:

            Excerpt:

            “Early 2022: A covert operation was envisaged. The CIA reported to the Task Force: “We have a way to blow up the pipelines.” i.e. which is “untraceable”.

            While we are not privy to the conversations in the Oval Office between President Joe Biden and Germany’s Chancellor Olaf Scholz, the public declarations of both Biden and Scholz at the February 7, 2022 White House Press Conference confirm the following:

            – The “Secret Operation” was no longer Secret,

            – The Decision was made Public,

            – There was a de facto “bilateral understanding” between U.S. President Biden and Germany’s Chancellor Scholz to proceed with the act of sabotage of Nord Stream 2. ”

            (I have not watched the video yet).

            https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-has-germany-become-a-colony-of-the-united-states/5808803

          • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 3:43 am #

            Yeah. I think this is one of those situations where even if we did not have access to certain details, it just fits a pattern.

            Granted I am more tuned into it over here since I live here.

        • Islander February 20, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

          “was anyone able to offer that up?”

          Yeah, I told her to reread the article.
          It is obvious.
          Hersh says that they told Scholz about the plot in January 2022.

        • Islander February 20, 2023 at 6:21 pm #

          Plus, every article ABOUT the article (Escobar, Whitney, Helmer) has pointed to the same thing.

        • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          Yes, Vice did. The rude people just chanted “Read the article again”, as if it were obvious, but Vice posted the comment they believed meant Scholz was notified.

          It was a matter of interpretation. I interpreted the statement to mean he agreed with the sanctions if Russia invaded, because he had been reluctant to go along with the sanctions before that, they interpret it to mean he agreed with the blowing up of the pipeline.

          We just disagree. It is annoying, though, when people arrogantly assume that their interpretation is the only one possible, and don’t even bother to provide what they think is evidence of their belief.

          • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

            Answering Mary here.

          • MaryQueen February 21, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

            Thanks for clarifying, Paula. It appears you & Pablo are of the same (or similar) mind on this. I am just watching and waiting.

            No doubt in my mind (I think most of us here at CFN too) that the US sabotaged & blew up Nord Stream. Which is an act of war, IMHO, whether or not Scholz knew about it. If he did, I am pretty sure that makes him a traitor.

    • Mick February 20, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

      The silver lining to this is that it will probably hasten the demise of NATO. I just heard Hersh interviewed on Democracy Now, and he thinks this is the case as well.

      Very good interview by the way. I know, I know….it’s Democracy Now. But she does a good job interviewing folks.

  38. Roundball Shaman February 20, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

    “Apparently, all we’re left with is a game of pretend, using the Pretender-in-Chief as the front.”

    We have a whole lot of ‘pretend’ going on these days.

    We have a pretend ‘Democracy/Republic’.

    We have a pretend Constitution.

    We have pretend ‘Free Speech’.

    We have pretend ‘Privacy’.

    We have pretend ‘Rights’.

    We have pretend ‘Money’.

    We have a pretend State Media that masquerades as ‘Journalism’.

    We have a pretend President/Resident.

    We have a pretend ‘Empire’.

    We have pretend ‘Regulatory Agencies’.

    We have a pretend ‘Health Care System’.

    And on and on it goes…

    In fact, it’s much easier to identify what is ‘Real’ these days. Because the list is shorter. What is ‘Real’ today?

    Financial hardship. Injuries from toxic injections. Soaring food prices. Trains derailing. Lots and lots of Wokeness. Children confused about what kind of personal plumbing they were born with. Sanctioned Racial Prejudice against light-skinned people. A State Education system fully set up not to educate.

    And on and on THAT goes.

    We’re all living in a Make Believe World. The problem with that is that it still has very serious consequences for everyone.

    ‘Tell Me Another Story, Daddy!…’

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 3:22 pm #

      Well pretty much you can assume whatever the media says is not happening or whatever the media is criticizing therein lies the real or realer story. It seems pretty clear that the intention of the system is that most people pass through from birth to death never really knowing reality. Without the make believe the system itself would implode so its like a reinforcing mechanism that sorta happens organically. That is why people get so angry when their beliefs are challenged.

      • Roundball Shaman February 20, 2023 at 3:51 pm #

        SoftStarLight: “… the intention of the system is that most people pass through from birth to death never really knowing reality. Without the make believe the system itself would implode so its like a reinforcing mechanism that sorta happens organically. That is why people get so angry when their beliefs are challenged.”

        You just found the secret sauce and the ‘reality’ of living on Prison Planet Earth. The first (and hardest) step is to realize that you live in a fake conjured World spun out by dark magicians 24/7 for their own selfish benefit. And once one has realized that… the rest of the journey of personal liberation gets easy. You found your way out of the Maze. Out of the cave of darkness.

        The tragic part is that this is truly a magnificent creation on this spinning rock that we inhabit. And we are treasures of creation as well. And sadly, very few people ever realize that. They live out their lives in a matrix of harmful delusions. In fact, they hardly ‘live’ at all.

        • messianicdruid February 20, 2023 at 5:28 pm #

          Simulation Theory?

          • Roundball Shaman February 20, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

            messianicdruid: “Simulation Theory?”

            What is it really? It’s actually a Simulation WITHIN a Larger Simulation.

            Universe is conjured from the Large Simulation. The Dark Siders conjure Their own smaller dark and dissonant simulation atrocity realm from within the Larger.

        • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 5:55 pm #

          Oh wow I love finding the secret sauce lol!! I hope I have actually made it to that level really but have a long way to go I imagine. You are so very right about the sacredness of life and of the Earth and that many are asleep to those realities. I hope to awake people as much as I can in my own little sphere.

          • Roundball Shaman February 20, 2023 at 6:31 pm #

            SoftStarLight: “I hope to awake people as much as I can in my own little sphere.”

            Your sphere isn’t so little. Quantum physics teaches that we are all Universally Non-Locally connected to Everything Else that is. Everything is Energy… including us and our ‘bodies’. And all that Energy is in constant connection to and relationship with each ‘other’.

            So ‘Go for It’! You will have more influence than you will ever know. All of us do. That’s another part of the Secret Sauce is when one realizes this, too.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

            I feel completely disconnected so its hard to believe that. A lesson for a different day I suppose.

          • Roundball Shaman February 20, 2023 at 9:40 pm #

            SoftStarLight: “I feel completely disconnected so its hard to believe that.”

            You manifest what you Feel and Believe at your deepest core level. See what things in your life that you feel you ARE connected to right now. Soak that feeling in deeply. Then start to see the web of connections that leads further out from there. Take those in… and keep repeating the process.

            There are many things working against us these days to make us feel disconnected. We have to counter that and not let that feeling in. Only you ultimately control what you feel. That is empowering.

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 10:28 pm #

            I’m feeling like its going to be a process. I have a lot of work to do. Do you charge by the hour lol? Thanks for lending an ear though for real. It’s nice to make a connection and appreciate that you heard me out. I hope you have a great evening Shaman!

          • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

            Roundball Shaman. . .

            Speaking of ‘non-locality’, we mustn’t forget that, that ‘non-locality’ is embedded within the matrix of Holographic Universe.

            This applies also to memory storage — whether it be ‘local’ engram or Akashic Record — all holographic and non-localized.

            I have always thought the BIG ‘kicker’ here is with respect to this ‘lattice’ — if you will, and it’s relationship to consciousness and the mind/brain divide.

            Just throwin’ in my 2 cents.

          • Roundball Shaman February 21, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

            ViceGrip: “…we mustn’t forget that, that ‘non-locality’ is embedded within the matrix of Holographic Universe. This applies also to memory storage.. all holographic and non-localized… the BIG ‘kicker’ here is with respect to this ‘lattice’… and it’s relationship to consciousness and the mind/brain divide.”

            The feeling of ‘Locality’ is a grand illusion. Or perhaps better said… a false limitation that we put on our consciousness to achieve the feeling of being small and in one place. There is but One Mind within which each of us is a living subset. But we never lose our base connection to The Whole. We can feel sometimes like we are not connect to The Whole. But when we do so we are indulging ourselves into limited thinking again which is how we play disempowering tricks on ourselves.

            The famous quantum physicist Erwin Schrödinger once said, “The total number of minds in the universe is one.”

            At our heart, every human being is expansive and powerful – a piece of the Powerful Whole. Yet, we each have a trickster in our mind that lures us into thinking we are small and weak. We can often we be our own worst enemy. In fact, we actually ARE our own worst enemy. But only if we let the Trickster win.

            Everything is non-local i.e. ‘Everywhere’ through quantum entanglement. And yes, Knowledge as well.

          • badberries February 22, 2023 at 7:14 pm #

            You are part of the Universe(s), therefore what you do, think or say is part of the Universe and may affect every other part, unbeknownst to you.

            I have a suggestion/exercise and I hope you don’t think me quaint.

            Tonight, when you’re in bed, imagine you’re above your bed, looking down on yourself, seeing yourself positioned exactly as you are, seeing everything in the room, the furniture, closet door open? Box of Kleenex, alarm clock, clothes on the floor?

            Then once you have a thorough inventory, keep it in mind while also envisioning, as you rise through to the outside of the structure you are in.

            Imagine everything as it appears, cars, lights, all of the details while also holding the inventory of where you’re sleeping. Some call it Astral Projection, I call it “relief” meditation. It’s important to maintain connection with the “First State” so you can find your way back, not that you’ll get lost, it’s just a way to see that everything is one.

            Next progression is to look back on the city, town, area and see all of the landmarks that we take for granted. All the while maintaining the previous visions. I’ve been way beyond the planets holding simultaneous inventories. It’s pretty cool/calming and ends with laughter because life is funny.

            Just my 2 cents worth. -BB

          • Jarek February 23, 2023 at 12:54 pm #

            There is a small tribe in the Amazon that are much like our Wokies. They change their names constantly and think they thus different people. Their language is simple and easily learned, but they don’t think any outsiders are really speaking it even as they do so.

            Their IQ is estimated to be in the 50’s – lower than even the Australian Aborigines.

            They aren’t transcending themselves, they are simply in a state of collapse from a higher order (human) to a lower order (animal or sub-human).

          • Roundball Shaman February 23, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

            Jarek: “There is a small tribe in the Amazon… Their IQ is estimated to be in the 50’s… They aren’t transcending themselves, they are simply in a state of collapse from a higher order (human) to a lower order (animal or sub-human).”

            In the Quantum Realm (which is EVERYTHING…) there exists a fundamental and perpetual state of ‘unlimited potentials’. Literally anything can happen and manifest out of a vast pool of ‘potentials’. The Amazon tribe here is an example of the quantum nature of the human family itself. A portion of humans is manifesting itself as ‘descending’ or ‘collapsing’. Other portions of the human family are in fact transcending and become a greater consciousness. And a whole bunch are just stuck in the middle (for now).

            And we know which of these camps the Terminally Woke fit in to.

  39. anmariwakaranai February 20, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

    Fomenting regime change to keep yourself oiled
    When the human cost keeps you soiled
    I bought the farm, believed their lies
    From grade school on
    I took the ties
    And killed my brothers
    Sisters too
    Melted children into glue
    And now we stand upon hells gate
    Total unabashed ingrates
    Our pates awash in graveyard slurry
    We are the damned
    This is our fury.

    • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 3:26 pm #

      Hells to the no. I ain’t helpin the demons. But. Should you choose not to. Your hell will be now.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 20, 2023 at 6:40 pm #

      Ay ay ay!

      • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2023 at 7:35 pm #

        Enjoy fat tuesday y’all. Might be the last fat we see for awhile. And NO shooting crackerz!

        Oh lent, what shall I put aside?
        The ciggys or the interwebz,
        The beer or roasted meatz
        The chzcake or the taco chips
        Or all the little treats?

        What if I just did it all?
        Would my heart get any better?
        If perfect be the enemy of good
        Then maybe just a letter.

        Party on cfn! 😉

        • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

          Check out the movie “Father Stu” on Netflix. It really is a superb study of spiritual transformation, in his case, interconnected with his romantic and sexual personality.

          He fell in love with a very devout Catholic. Or did he fall in love with the Christ in her, hope of Glory? The vulgar oaf became a lover – and then approached sanctity. Amazing to hear him preach with authority to people to whom he had approached as a love struck oaf.

          • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

            Cool. Will do. Whatz ur netflx code?

          • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 11:49 pm #

            Code? What code? You mean will you be able to see it up there? I don’t know. I suppose different countries allow different movies. Canada is no longer free and the Feds are now coming after Traditional Catholics down here.

            It doesn’t get into the Latin Mass and what not. It’s very cool but amazingly traditional (in the sense of being timeless) at the same time. Based on a real man and his path to the priesthood.

          • SoftStarLight February 21, 2023 at 12:52 am #

            She needs your password to get into your account. If she can have your password why can’t I? You could give me viewing assignments and conduct pop quizzes to ensure that my homework is complete.

          • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Annie Mae, when Jaros sends you his password, watch My Octopus Teacher – you too Starlight.

            If you like it – and you will – please send me Jaros’ password.

            I had a Netflix account for about a month so I could watch the last season of Ozark, but I have since cancelled it because I don’t want to support Team Obama.

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            You mean we each have are own private Idahoes? Our own private Netflixes? They are choosing what shows and movies we can watch as INDIVIDUALS!?

            Octopus teacher, indeed! Cthulhu has risen. He will teach us new ways to shout, and new ways to kill. We may be screaming in terror now, but he will teach us to like it.

            And he is more like a Squid, by the way. Squids take on whales. And they have beaks. They once had wings. Cthulhu is their father, he has wings, and he can fly.

            Do people really give each other their codes? Or are you all just funning me?

          • Jarek February 21, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

            SSL: You can both watch Father Stu. It’s also a great story of feminine sacrifice. She thought she was getting a funny, crazy, hunky Gringo who was head over heels for her. She wasn’t sexy to begin with – though quite good looking. But he wore her defenses down and awakened the fires within.

            Then he suddenly decided to become a priest!

            Watch it and give me your report.

          • anmariwakaranai February 21, 2023 at 2:41 pm #

            We are not messin with ya jar. Your password plse!

          • anmariwakaranai February 21, 2023 at 2:44 pm #

            Bird, I saw a video on a guy who studied an octopus and became friends with it kinda…. is that the one?

            He was really sad when he released it and it gave him some kind of farewell signal.

          • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 3:31 pm #

            That’s the one. Thought you’d like it.

            Octopi, and their cephalopod cousins squid and cuttlefish, are ridiculously intelligent and very curious – as the intelligent tend to be.

            An octopus once grabbed my finger and tried to pull me to its burrow. A squad of squid once went into orbit around me as I filmed it, staring through the video lens right into the eye of the squadleader – looking back at me. I laid on the seafloor watching a female cuttlefish, less than a foot away, fasten her eggs one-by-one to the underside of a reef ledge.

            I can’t eat something that smart.

            Do I still get Jar’s password even though you already saw the film?

          • anmariwakaranai February 21, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

            Yes IT DOES BB! Ssl shld look that up on utube or rumble etc. That’s where I saw it.

            Unfortunately I luv kalamari. And have always wondered if u could harvest those red squid that wash up by the ton on cali beaches each year. Maybe the red ones r bad?

          • SoftStarLight February 22, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

            Thank you Father. I was hoping we could watch together. Otherwise since I can’t get to netflix i will see if I can at least see some trailers or parts of it elsewhere. I see Mark Wahlberg is the star 🙂

          • SoftStarLight February 22, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

            I’ll have to check that one out to Ani! It sounds interesting. I would love to have an octopus friend as long as it wouldn’t chop me up with its beak.

  40. farmgal February 20, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

    Well folks the our country is truly finished. Today I purchased a game for my granddaughter called Clue. It’s been around forever. Most oldsters will remember it. Anyway I wanted to make sure it was the original Clue and not some nifty iteration since she’s only seven.

    Seems as if racism reached its ugly head into the board game world. There is no longer a character named “Mrs. White”. She has been replaced by a sleek Asian inspired gal named “Dr. Orchid”. Doomed, I tell you. Doomed!

    • stelmosfire February 20, 2023 at 5:52 pm #

      Did “Joe Biden” make them remove the “lead pipe” from the game. That seems to be a thing with him. He repeats it all the time.

    • Conrad February 20, 2023 at 6:56 pm #

      Weird, what some people think actually MATTERS.

      • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 8:13 pm #

        And what is supposed to matter?

        • Conrad February 20, 2023 at 8:54 pm #

          Because, SoftStarLight, it’s just Culture war bullshit.

          “Mrs. White” is/was also a “Houskeeper” – very English…my question is, why does it matter if the character has been changed?

          It’s like watching Tucker drone on about the ‘gender’ of freakin’ “M&Ms”…could there be anything more pointless?

          • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 10:31 pm #

            Lol i feel you. Like I really don’t care how many or how few vaginas or penises my m&ms have. I am eating them all LOL. When of course I allow myself to splurge on such things. Ta-ta

    • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 3:47 am #

      Next comes the awful CGI rework of the movie — George Lucas style.

      🙂

    • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 1:21 pm #

      Yeah, I just bought the latest version of Monopoly – the UBI version… No money, no board, just an empty goddamn box.

      • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 3:35 pm #

        Blackbird.. . Your comment is way beyond hilarious!

      • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 5:20 pm #

        Actually that could work, Blackbird. You could have a board, though, and start with 500 social credit points, which would go up and down according to whether you read unapproved websites, strayed into another geo-fenced zone, or bought an insect burger instead of a steak. Jail would be an internment camp, and once you’d landed on the ‘get your booster’ square, your goose would be cooked.

        • GreenAlba February 21, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

          Actually, it would probably work better with Snakes and Ladders, since there will be no property for the hoi polloi.

          • Night Owl February 23, 2023 at 4:27 am #

            It could still work if they changed the name of the game.

            Instead of purchasing property, one could work their way up the social-credit ladder and gain access to exciting opportunities like the ability to purchase eggs or leave one’s city district more than once per year.

        • Blackbird February 22, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

          The biggest problem with UBI Monopoly is all the other players dancing around claiming that they won.

    • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 3:32 pm #

      hmmmm. . .

      Kinda makes me wonder what *they* would do about/to the old game called ‘Operation’.

      • Blackbird February 21, 2023 at 4:44 pm #

        No doll needing its funny bone removed this time. Just a scalpel, some Super Glue, 2 or 3 breast implants, and some general instructions (paper towels not included).

  41. Pucker February 20, 2023 at 5:39 pm #

    It’s not the “Balloons”…..

    The open Mexico border and the lack of vetting of immigrants is probably a very fraught policy?
    They’ll come up from tunnels underneath you like the Viet Cong….

    Dumb Shits….

    “An 18 inch pipe bomb was discovered behind a church in the Holmesburg section of northeast Philadelphia.

    The bomb was found on Sunday afternoon behind St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, on the 8500 block of Frankford Avenue, according to reports by Fox 29.

    One Twitter account of the location of the bomb pinned it to train tracks behind the church. The bomb was “near [the] Conrail railroad tracks in Philadelphia’s Holmesburg section”.?#BREAKING: Police have discovered a 18-inch pipe bomb on Train Tracks“

  42. Mick February 20, 2023 at 6:03 pm #

    “:…the president has made American support for Ukraine the centerpiece of his argument for a revitalized alliance in Europe, and he had told advisers that he wanted to mark the first anniversary of the invasion as a way of reassuring allies that his administration remains committed….” — The New York Times, Feb 20, 2023”

    Biden remains committed eh? If I were in Europe I’d be very nervous about that statement. Which other country’s economy is he going to wreck next in the name of opposing muh Russia? Ask Germany about such “commitment”. They’re just lovin’ it!

  43. Mick February 20, 2023 at 6:36 pm #

    “Can we threaten to put US boots-on-the-Ground in Ukraine?”

    Russians laugh about this possibility. Well, they laugh about US troops specifically. The Woke Brigades. The Sissified Forces. Of course, Russia doesn’t want to be put in a position of having to kill them because it might lead to a nuclear exchange, since our government is made up of Russian hating sociopaths.

    I know most of you here know this, but many Americans have no idea how much the US Army and even Marines have been degraded over the past ten plus years. Most of the best soldiers and marines have left. The replacements are mostly horrifically laughable.

  44. Mick February 20, 2023 at 7:42 pm #

    If this guy, Brandon Smith, is right then there may have been a bit more to the China balloon. I’m talking about the first one that was initially spotted over Montana. I don’t know either way, but I’m sharing his post on the matter:

    “My home state of Montana was recently featured in news feeds this week as the first to observe and identify what the US Air Force says is a Chinese spy balloon. The Chinese claim it is a civilian weather apparatus that was blown off course and they expressed “regret” for the event, but the equipment visible in photographs suggests that this is a lie. Beyond that, another similar balloon has been spotted over Latin America – One wayward high tech Chinese balloon might be believable, but two is not a coincidence.

    There are numerous theories as to why such a surveillance platform would be used by the CCP and what it is designed to look for, and I thought I would offer a couple theories based on my years of study into similar projects pursued by the US Department of Defense and DARPA…..

    …..For a few years now DARPA has been playing with a concept for high altitude surveillance balloons using a technology called “Strat-OAWL.” Balloons have been fielded for centuries as surveillance weapons, but unpredictable wind and atmospheric changes push the balloons around, making them useless within a couple of days for any specific region.

    To break it down simply, Strat-OAWL is the experimental use of lasers to read wind speed and direction far ahead of a balloon. The balloon then uses that data to increase or decrease altitude to ride airstreams in whatever directing the military wants the balloon to go. This could allow increased navigational control, but the Holy Grail that DARPA seeks is a high alt balloon that can stay in one place indefinitely.

    I find this idea impractical, like most DARPA projects, if only because wind currents can change faster than any balloon can adjust altitude, but I do see the potential uses here. The Chinese could unleash hundreds of high flying spy balloons with similar capabilities to spy satellites at a fraction of the cost and with less risk of destruction by enemy fire. The CCP may be attempting to test their own version of the DARPA directional balloon tech, while also waiting to see if the US has the means to shoot down the devices.”

    alt-market.us/chinese-spy-balloons-potential-purposes-for-the-high-altitude-invasion/

    • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2023 at 8:10 pm #

      I’ll bet it was thousands considering I saw one with another witness up here in nowhereville, canukistan.
      And…., my theory is, since it was sitting still above a large Catholic church, on not a windy day, is that it was after the shiny stuff in the tabernacle.
      Or just listening in for potential resistance when they announce the invasion wether it be cpp or aliens, not to be confused with those other aliens.

      • Jarek February 20, 2023 at 8:18 pm #

        Say this: This is ani, reporting from the Canadian desert. They made a desert and called it peace. And then gave us toxic sludge and called it manna for dessert.

        • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2023 at 9:22 pm #

          Amen jar

    • TaxDonkey February 20, 2023 at 8:33 pm #

      The biggest threat to the American people is the traitors running the government, not a balloon.

      • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

        No shit.

    • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      I don’t know where you live, Mick, but I live here in flyover country and I can testify that the jet stream that week was incredibly powerful.
      It blew arctic air into my state, causing an ice storm that damaged me personally.
      It also blew tree branches all over the place. Actually, my daughter lives in Texas and the storm blew all the way south to Texas. Her roof was damaged by a tree limb that was blown down.

      But if you prefer to believe that the Chinese will use floating balloons instead of satellites, in order to look at the manhole covers over the nuclear siloes in Montana, you go right ahead.

      And if you want to believe that “high flying spy balloons with similar capabilities to spy satellites at a fraction of the cost and with less risk of destruction by enemy fire” makes sense, even after the hoopla of the US shooting down said balloon, plus bonus balloons, and knowing that the US has never shot down a satellite……
      then you go right ahead and believe.

    • ViceGrip February 21, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

      Very interesting info Mick. Thanks for sharing.

      I had heard somewhere this balloon discussion talking about LIDAR at that altitude vs. satellites.

      Sideways scanning as opposed to vertical I think.

  45. Pucker February 20, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

    What happened to Canada? Canada used to be a stalwart, level-headed defender of Common Sense and Freedom? WTF?

    “ Commissioner Paul Rouleau said on Friday that the federal government met the “very high” threshold needed to invoke the Emergencies Act last winter, citing “a failure in policing and federalism.”
    “Lawful protest descended into lawlessness, culminating in a national emergency,” he wrote in his highly anticipated report, tabled Friday in the House of Commons.

    “Invocation of the Emergencies Act is a drastic move, but it is not a dictatorial one.”

    The document sheds new light on one of the most controversial decisions ever made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. On Feb. 14, 2022, Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to end the protests that had blocked downtown Ottawa’s streets for nearly a month.

    The protesters were angry with the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine requirements. They parked large vehicles on key arteries in the capital city and honked their horns incessantly for days.

    It was the first time the law had been triggered since it was created in 1988.”

    • Pucker February 20, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

      “We had to throw the peaceful protesters into prison and confiscate their bank accounts because they were honking horns and blocking traffic in Ottawa.”

      • Paula D February 21, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        Makes perfect sense. How dare they honk their horns!

    • anmariwakaranai February 20, 2023 at 9:29 pm #

      I don’t know where she got her info, this German Canadian doc I had for dinner,… with fava beans!
      But really, she was arguing that it just wasn’t that simple.

      I told her there was an agreement in place by the original organizers to end the protest before they sent the army in. That the Nazi flag dude was a Liberal plant.
      No go. She knew it all. I gave up.

      • Night Owl February 21, 2023 at 3:50 am #

        It’s funny how the opposition are always “Nazis” and “right-wing extremists” no matter where in the world they are opposing WEF policy.

        In addition, it sure is odd that every country is now talking about rolling out digital ID and a CBDC all at the same time.

        😀

        • MaryQueen February 21, 2023 at 1:00 pm #

          In Italy, they are teaching kids to use bitcoin in class.

          • Amman February 21, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            Delusional.

        • anmariwakaranai February 21, 2023 at 2:58 pm #

          Just in case it all goes dark, I know I’ve said this a thousand times, but God will intervene in 3 and a bit years.

          Please have long haul food and water stored in house.
          Please pray for the dead, the deluded, for forgiveness.
          Please have a bible and candles handy.

          Afterthewarning.com or countdowntothekingdom.com have exhaustive spiritual preps and advice.

          You will need stuff to seal and blacken your windows for the days of darkness.
          Under no circumstance open your door to familiar voices on that day.

          Such a pleasure reading Jim and yourselves. Thanks.

      • Q. Shtik February 21, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

        this German Canadian doc I had for dinner – anmari

        =========

        OMG, you ate a doctor for dinner?!?!

        • Paula D February 22, 2023 at 11:57 am #

          Canada. That’s how they do.

          I saw a cookbook from Canada titled: “Cooking with Transwomen”.

          Although I approve of the idea, I was surprised that they could publish the how-tos.

    • benr February 21, 2023 at 8:23 am #

      One easy word.

      Socialism.

  46. Jarek February 20, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

    Wikipedia

    One of Blake’s strongest objections to orthodox Christianity was that he felt it encouraged the suppression of natural desires and discouraged earthly joy. In A Vision of the Last Judgement, Blake says that:

    Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed and governd their Passions or have No Passions but because they have Cultivated their Understandings. The Treasures of Heaven are not Negations of Passion but Realities of Intellect from which All the Passions Emanate Uncurbed in their Eternal Glory. (E564)

    The Night of Enitharmon’s Joy, 1795; Blake’s vision of Hecate, Greek goddess of black magic and the underworld
    Some of his words concerning religion in The Marriage of Heaven and Hell:

    All Bibles or sacred codes have been the causes of the following Errors.
    1. That Man has two real existing principles Viz: a Body & a Soul.
    2. That Energy, called Evil, is alone from the Body, & that Reason, called Good, is alone from the Soul.
    3. That God will torment Man in Eternity for following his Energies.
    But the following Contraries to these are True
    1. Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that calld Body is a portion of Soul discernd by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
    2. Energy is the only life and is from the Body and Reason is the bound or outward circumference of Energy.
    3. Energy is Eternal Delight. (Plate 4, E34)

    The Body of Abel Found by Adam and Eve, c. 1825. Watercolour on wood.
    Blake did not subscribe to the notion of a body distinct from the soul that must submit to the rule of the soul, but sees the body as an extension of the soul, derived from the “discernment” of the senses. Thus, the emphasis orthodoxy places upon the denial of bodily urges is a dualistic error born of misapprehension of the relationship between body and soul. Elsewhere, he describes Satan as the “state of error”, and as beyond salvation.[89]

    Blake opposed the sophistry of theological thought that excuses pain, admits evil and apologises for injustice. He abhorred self-denial,[90] which he associated with religious repression and particularly sexual repression:[91]

    Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
    He who desires but acts not breeds pestilence. (7.4–5, E35)

    He saw the concept of “sin” as a trap to bind men’s desires (the briars of Garden of Love), and believed that restraint in obedience to a moral code imposed from the outside was against the spirit of life:

    Abstinence sows sand all over
    The ruddy limbs & flaming hair
    But Desire Gratified
    Plants fruits & beauty there. (E474)

    Jarek: Another view for sure, but yet one that illuminates the Christian struggle from a distance. If chastity was easy for Augustine, what would have been the victory, for him and the glory he then gave to God for that victory? You can’t sublimate what you don’t have. Those richly endowed with sexuality, have a powerful rocket fuel to draw upon on the spritual quest. Don’t take it for granted. Not every one has it. For them chastity (in marriage) and celibacy come easy. How very unfortunate.

    Blake says as much someplace: A sexuality that can be controlled was always a weak one. He’s wrong, but almost right. Buddha himself said it was the ultimate opponent on his path (one of monastic celibacy).

    Alba mocks Augustine for not being able to keep it in his pants. Two weeks ago she mocked Aquinas “as just some fella”. Mocking the Friends of God is not the way, no not at all.

    One can disagree on some points, indeed Aquinas disagreed with Augustine here and there. But always with deep respect that is due them. If God is infinite and men diverse in their natures, then each man will draw something a bit different from that ocean and climb the Mountain in a somewhat unique way.

    Blake went back and forth it seems. The early Blake was all for free love, the later one more guardedly so, knowing more about the dangers of lust.

    If he had only lived to see women freed of all responsibility! Or as normies say, if only Hegel had lived to see Herr Hitler. Perhaps he would have danced for Joy? Did not Nietzsche call Zarathustra the Dancing Philosopher?

    • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 9:30 pm #

      Women have no responsibilites?

      That’s a new one.

      Hahahahaha!

      Bonkers.

      • Uncle Bob February 20, 2023 at 10:14 pm #

        I think Jarek may be writing in terms of the old concept of “men’s sphere” and “women’s sphere,” where men were protectors and providers while women were nurturers — or men hunted and women gathered, if you prefer. In our existing society, one could argue that men have been neutered by Harris and hectoring them.about whatever “inequalities” come to mind, while women
        are encouraged to take on the traditional men’s roles while spurning having and raising children, all while everyone is encouraged to fuck anyone and anything, regardless whether it moves or even draws breath. If you don’t have to care for your family because you’re preoccupied with your career and deciding whose bed you’ll crawl out of at 5:30 AM tomorrow, it can be argued that you lack many responsibilities, correct?

        • MaryQueen February 20, 2023 at 10:16 pm #

          Uncle Bob, he clearly states:

          “If he had only lived to see women freed of all responsibility!”

          By which he refers to present day.

          Try again, Bobbers.

        • SoftStarLight February 20, 2023 at 10:20 pm #

          Go suck a lemon Gramps