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At a most troubled moment in history, both major political parties appear set to nominate time-bomb candidates for president with a fair percentage chance of blowing up their own campaigns and the parties themselves.

We’ve been living in the era of anything goes and nothing matters — that is, the era of no consequences — but at some point between now and November 8 someone surely will press FBI chief James Comey as to why his agency issued neither a criminal referral nor an explanatory memorandum in the matter of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and its role in the money-gathering activities of the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.

Hapless Bernie Sanders blew his chance to call her on that months ago — “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” — but it’s absolutely certain that Trump will jump up and down and shout woo-woo-woo about it during the general election campaign, if he manages to not get dumped at the GOP convention. Or his as-yet-hypothetical replacement will.

The email issue won’t go away because it entails serious issues of racketeering in public office, not just niceties of security procedure. One of the Secretary of State’s duties is to approve weapons sales to foreign countries. During her three years at State, Hillary signed off on $165 billion worth of sales by private commercial arms contractors to Clinton Foundation foreign donors. On top of that was an additional $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that gave to the Clinton Foundation. It also happened that the weapons contractors themselves and companies connected financially to them made substantial donations to the Clinton foundation — and paid whopping speaking fees to Hillary’s husband ex-president Bill, during her years at State.

Salon Magazine has also reported that in contradiction of a 1995 directive signed by then-president Bill against arms sales to nations violating human rights, Hillary approved such weapons sales. Salon’s David Sirota writes:

As just one of many examples, in its 2011 Human Rights Report, Clinton’s State Department slammed Algeria’s government for imposing “restrictions on freedom of assembly and association,” tolerating “arbitrary killing,” “widespread corruption” and a “lack of judicial independence.

That year, the Algerian government donated $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation and the next year Clinton’s State Department approved a one-year 70 percent increase in military export authorizations to the country. The jump included authorizations for almost 50,000 items classified as “toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents and associated equipment.” The State Department had not authorized the export of any of such items to Algeria the year before.

There’s no way that the shady doings of the Clinton Foundation will not become a campaign issue whether Trump emerges as the eventual GOP nominee or not, and of course the other noisome matter of exactly what Hillary told Too-Big-To-Fail banks in exchange for many quarter-million dollar “speaking fees” still lurks behind all that. Hillary’s partisans at the The New York Times and The WashPo have ignored these stories for months, but the telltale stench remains, like a dead body under the floorboards.. In contrast to her beaming victory lap after the California primary, all this stuff promises some serious frowny-face for Mz. It’s-My-Turn in the months ahead.

As for Trump, the hand-wringing and Maalox-gulping among GOP nabobs got a lot more intense since the Orlando Club massacre, and the (as usual) disjointed utterances by the presumptive Republican Party nominee. This guy is not just a loose artillery shell rolling around on the deck — he’s a dirty bomb wrapped in a smallpox blanket threatening to turn the Grand Old Party into a political Flying Dutchman. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan underscored his extremely conditional endorsement of Trump on the Sunday TV chat forums, hinting that even if Trump got where he is playing by the rules, the rules can be changed at the convention.

That would set the stage for a melee both inside and outside the GOP convention in Cleveland a month from now. The tragedy of a legitimately irate populace vested in such an obviously inept champion will lead to a political explosion when the party poobahs try to maneuver him off-stage. The only worse alternative is if they actually go ahead and nominate the ham-headed sonofabitch. Either way, the Republican Party comes out as burnt toast.

Remember, too, the Black Lives Matter movement and its affiliates promised months ago to bring a disruptive presence to both conventions. Imagine how they will get on with thousands of outraged Trumpsters moiling in the streets. Add a dash of Mexican hot sauce to this farrago and you’ve got a perfect recipe for mayhem.

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  1. newworld June 20, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    Mainly your sources of information that are ham headed. Trump has guile.

    But I will hazard a guess that all the aging baby boomer liberals (the last generation of Western Liberal values cohort) will all say basically the same thing as you, “Oh please Papa Conservatives be the nice guy who toils stoically while we Big Momma Liberals scold you and try and keep Radical Child ‘happy’.”

    Them days is done

  2. thenuttyneutron June 20, 2016 at 7:52 am #

    Enjoy the solstice at 1834 EST today. The longest day of the year may actually be in Cleveland next month.

  3. pequiste June 20, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    Mayhem has been simmering in this country fro a while – perhaps since the Rodney King thing.

    Both main U.S.A. political parties brought us to this point, and will hopefully get what they deserve – dissolution.

    All the pigeon entrails indicate it is going to be a very long hot and “fun” filled summer. Now we can add all the flavor of Yzlamik jihadi partiers to the mix.

    And speaking of fun in instability: Britons ( if there are any of you remaining in the Britainstan) vote an enthusiastic YES for LEAVE!

  4. newworld June 20, 2016 at 8:07 am #

    As for the topic written about by the owner of this blog, the emails are nothing, to make them so is to unravel the racketeering ball of string model that DC and the American Empire are built. The Clinton impeachment of the 90s had as much evidence and that was that, and Hillary is the proper face of the RepubliCrat uniparty.

    Why they even bothered with starting an investigation is beyond me, except to guess that it was at one time it was to be the red meat to the Tea Party conservatives who still think in good government goo goo talk. I’m surprised that Paul Ryan hasn’t tried to tamp down the investigation in order to preserve uniparty unity in the face of The Donald.

    • Elrond Hubbard June 20, 2016 at 8:34 am #

      In fact there is such a thing as good government. There’s also such a thing as bad government, or no government a la Somalia. The solution to both is good government, however you define that. I won’t try, but the basic symptoms include adequate roads and utilities, and a notable lack of armed bandits riding around in technicals spraying machine-gun fire.

      As an observer who considers myself sympathetic, I’m endlessly amazed at the level of government corruption that Americans take for granted and assume to be normal. Congress to take one example is egregiously corrupt, co-opted and captive to basically every interest you can name that has two pennies to rub together. People complain about it endlessly and politicians make hay about the fat cats in Washington, but the really damaging thing is when people shrug their shoulders, or worse, when they openly reject the idea of trying to do better. I’m far from endorsing the Tea Party’s Samson tactics, but the counsel of despair leads to dark places.

      • newworld June 20, 2016 at 8:51 am #

        The Tea Party nice white lady politics was met with the scorched Earth policy of “sexist, racist and homophobic” rhetoric. Good government goo, goo talk politics is dead, dead, dead.

        Too bad, it had a quaint charm, as quaint as Baby Boomer conservatives dressing up in Colonial garb trying to impress the “diversity” with quaint old notions of whatever it was.

        You nice white aging Baby Boomer liberals have brought about the politics of Omar Mateen and Afghanistan of all places and they know how to use violence for political ends.

        Behind the rapidly aging and shrinking cohort of white Baby Boomer liberals are rapidly rising blocs of non-liberal tribal politics.

        I will say it once, We see this, and we don’t care that MSNBC and clones say we don’t see it, we see it.

        Omar the Butcher pledged FEALTY to the Caliphate, many more will pledge FEALTY to the Caliphate.

        Do you people really think that nice white lady Baby Boomer liberal politics appeals to the Omars of the world?

        • Elrond Hubbard June 20, 2016 at 11:34 am #

          Please don’t mistake me for a liberal, or for someone who buys into anything resembling the Washington consensus. The liberal class has sold out completely and it needs not just Bernie Sanders’ insurgency but a much bigger challenge from an organized left to match Trump’s nativist big-man appeal on the right. Career “progressives” won’t fight for real change because they would have to give up their privileges to do so. That won’t happen unless they’re forced into it.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm #

            So you are pledging fealty to Western Civilization now – and against Islam? Or are you pledging fealty to Islam via stealth jihad? Oh, you are pledging fealty to the American People? Which people? You folks have made sure to undermine the foundations of America.

          • Elrond Hubbard June 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

            As an atheist myself, there’s no religion that I’m in favour of, but that’s not the same as telling other people whether or not they can worship, or how. I’ll stand up for what’s right and people will bother with me or not, but in any case they’ll do what they want. The rule of law governs actions, not beliefs. If people’s religion leads them into criminal behaviour then that behaviour should be dealt with for what it is. (That goes for white supremacist shitstains like Dylann Roof, too.)

            As for ISIS, they’re a criminal organization vying for big stakes: they think they can become the state, i.e. gain a monopoly of the use of force within certain recognized borders. They’ve declared that they want people everywhere to dedicate murders to their name, which is kind of like FHRITP with a body count and about as impressive as well. As they see it, it helps their cause to get their enemies divided against themselves. We don’t have to be foolish just because they’re evil.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

          Matteen wasn’t propagandized by Islam but by the Internet. The telephone did it! Ban that, not Islam and not guns!

          • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 10:43 am #

            ” I’ll stand up for what’s right and people will bother with me or not, but in any case they’ll do what they want.”

            You and deciding (judging) what is right. That is religion; what you live-by (by-live). You have made yourself @ god (rulemaker) as have the others.

        • Layne June 21, 2016 at 10:33 am #

          The US spends $80 billion per anum on the War on Drugs, yet school kids can buy meth or heroin on any corner–the power elites are raking it in. Meanwhile, Hollyweird is poisoning minds all over the world with every form of depraved filth, sadistic violence and sexual perversion–for profits. The US invasion of Iraq has led directly or indirectly to 2 million dead, possibly many more, and the overspill resulted in the Syrian civil war with many millions either dead, injured or displaced–and no one knows why it happened? With all that, American cities have become showpieces of decay, unemployment, poverty, drug and alcohol addiction that are filled with crime. I say burn it down. It is clear to see that we have to destroy the world in order to save it.

          • Frankiti June 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm #

            There’s a theory that all advanced civilizations peter-out by the 500 year mark… there is a time-stamp on the window of exploitation.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2016 at 11:57 am #

        Nicely put, Elrond.

      • islander800 June 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

        Look at the French.

        They don’t take any bullshit from their “betters” and are now striking and marching in the streets to get their rightful due.

        And the Bushians called THEM “cheese eating surrender monkeys”? (By the way their cheese tastes great!)

        Tell me, who are the real surrender monkeys?

        Wake up, America!

    • outsider June 21, 2016 at 7:59 am #

      Current FBI director James Comey stands to benefit once he’s fired, or quits, after Hillary is elected. I’m looking forward to his tell-all book about what the FBI uncovered, and why the Obama Admin flushed his investigation down the toilet. FOX will have a field day- unless Hillary shuts it down.

  5. cbeard June 20, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    I admit, I am a pessimist. Happy go lucky, tra la la, glass half full optimists piss me off. The glass is half empty, and someone pissed in that. In a way I look forward to the aforementioned long hot summer. Maybe with glee, but probably ultimate disgust. I’m sick of PC bullshit, BLM, utterly corrupt politics, and cries for diversity. I prefer life in a community that is racially, culturally, intellectually similar and compatible with my views. Sometimes you must throw the baby out with the bathwater and tear everything down in order to start over and rebuild. I hate Donald Trump. That said, I fully intend to vote for him in the general election and vote anti incumbent on every other ballot. If the GOP establishment manages to keep him off the ticket, all bets are off. All I can do now, is wait and see. Ultimately it may be time to lock, load and hang on for the ride.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2016 at 12:03 pm #

      The interesting thing to me, is that in all the Establishment/MSM attempts to “take out” The Donald, they never use his most appalling behavior against him. It isn’t really hard to figure out why they continue along with their silly “did you hear what he said?” faux outrage propaganda. It never is even what he actually said, either.
      I’m supporting Donald no matter what, because there is no one else.

      • teddyboy46 June 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

        ” to watch your words twisted by fools. to make a trap for knaves. ” Rudyard Kipling. i

        t always amazes me how they twist the Trumps words. I am an independent and was going for Bernie , but when i see the big money , the big media and the republican party working so hard to stop Trump . i have to wonder why and take another look at him.

        • JimInFlorida June 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm #

          Perhaps The Donald took a page from FDR’s boast about his enemies.

          “Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me–and I welcome their hatred.”

          FDR’s speeches are infinitely more substantive than Trump’s but, we have to take what we can get in these dark times. When I hear Trump declare war on his fellow billionaires, THEN I’ll believe that he’s the real deal

      • NorthernSpy June 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm #

        “they never use his most appalling behavior against him?” The media actually makes stuff up that he never did or even said. That’s a hundred times more appalling.

    • Frankiti June 20, 2016 at 5:25 pm #

      Pessimism is just as misused as an epicurean… you are in good company press.princeton.edu/titles/8307.html

    • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 10:47 am #

      You will be voting for Bush/Ryan. Won’t help at all.

  6. orbit7er June 20, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    Happy to see Kunstler finally turning to the endless Corruption behind the endless Wars costing US taxpayers (primarily the 99%) $1 Trillion per year. The Pentagon is the world’s biggest oil consumer accounting for 6% of US oil usage and biggest greenhouse emitter.
    It is startling to think of the figures involved in shipping out arms developed at US taxpayers expense to shady regimes all over the planet for huge profits. As Kunstler points out $165 Billion in arms sales counting only those to Clinton Foundation backers! It is insane that the US is selling $60 Billion to the Saudi dictators, while also selling arms to Israel. Arming India AND Pakistan as both are at odds,
    shipping out 30,000 rocket launchers until Clinton’s watch as Secretary of State to Islamic militants in Libya since rattling around creating mayhem in Mali and Africa as well as winding up in the hads of ISIS. The big secret is that the weapons of death and destruction for huge profits by the subsidized Merchants of Death are the US biggest export! Arm them all say the Merchants of Death as they collect billions for arms development but as usual pay almost no taxes.
    seattletimes.com/business/boeing-has-big-tax-refund-coming-from-uncle-sam-mdash-again/
    We cannot survive these endless Wars pursued for the profits of the Merchants of Death.
    Brought to you courtesy of both Corporate Democrats and Republicans…

    • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      Speaking of the Saudis, let’s not forget the 28 redacted pages that are “supposed” to be released detailing how the Saudis financed the 9/11 hijackers:

      theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/may/13/911-commission-saudi-arabia-terrorism-finance

      As if “The Queen of Chaos” was not aware of any of this prior to doing her arms deal with a country that has one of the worst human rights records on the planet.

      If the Superdelegates are arrogant enough to put her over the top (cause she actually does not have enough “pledged delegates” at this moment to take the nomination) on July 25th at the Democrat soiree in Philly, I think they are going to be in for a rude awakening when Hillary goes to the podium to make her big acceptance speech and all the Sanders delegates walk out or stand and turn their backs (highly recommended).

      There will be NO UNITY in Philly. No more “going along to get along” with war criminals and liars.

      I predict the vast majority of Sanders supporters will do one of three things. They will either vote for Jill Stein or Donald Trump or they will stay home.

      If Lynch and Comey refuse to indict the witch, Trump will. And the American people will convict her on November 8th.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm #

        Comey and Clapper recently bowed down and made statements about Transgender oppression. Now That’s towing the insane party line. Anyone capable of that is capable of anything or in this case, not doing anything about an insane situation. I think we can expect very little from Mr Comey. At the end of the day, he’s a climber, a me firster and a party man, since that is how you get ahead. Hope I’m wrong.

    • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 10:52 am #

      It will all end soon, “in one hour” according to Revelation 18. The merchants of the earth will have weep.

  7. wpa_ccc June 20, 2016 at 9:22 am #

    Jill Stein is the Green Party presidential candidate on the ballot in November 2016.

    http://www.jill2016.com

    • orbit7er June 20, 2016 at 9:29 am #

      I will be voting for the Green Party!
      Paul Krugman has another delusional piece on the crackup of the Republicans while arguing the Democrats are just fine!
      Ha! I don;t think so!
      People are sick of both Corporate parties so as James Kunstler has suggested for some time I agree we are in a situation like the 1850’s before 1860 of a major political realignment and the emergence of new political parties or transformed political parties sundering the neoliberal/neoconservative Corporate dominance for decades.
      By the way, the Airline companies were surprised to find jet fuel prices jumped by 80% recently! Having been burned by jet fuel price
      futures after the price of oil dipped they are foolishly dropping any
      protection against future price rises citing “instability”.
      Some people never learn!
      Peak Oil denial is just so strong…

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

        And where is Jill on Islamic immigration? 100% in favor, right? Ditto mass Hispanic invasion, right?

        • Frankiti June 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

          Why so worried? You’ll make the perfect imam.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

            No, I see myself more as Vincent Price’s Witch Hunter in the Pit and the Pendulum.

        • JimInFlorida June 20, 2016 at 8:11 pm #

          On the issue of Islamic immigration ((beneficiaries of the Diversity VISA program (Immigration Act of 1990)), Jill is standard-issue boilerplate New Left.

          On her website, I like a lot of what she represents (Labor Rights, Economic Rights, bringing banks and corporations to heel) but, she doesn’t have the political muscle to make it happen.

          Gresham’s Law will prevail unless the Political Estate rises up and uses Force Majeur to stop and reverse destructive immigration policies. That means America may well see the necessity of Adolph Trump and for the very same reason that Adolph Hitler arose. ZOG Amerika is going down the same path that brought Weimar Germany to an existential crisis; compounded with mass anomie and social septic shock from the flood of undesirables.

          Karma has gotten sick of America belching and braying about its relative moral superiority over National Socialist Germany. Constantly taking cheap shots at Hitler and the desperate Germans who supported him.

          Now WE are being put in the very same spot and Karma will not let us weasel out of our punishment. Hitler gave Germany its dignity back but WE will not get that compensation when Herr Trump is forced to do what he must. WE will be made to choke on our cheap pride and forced to wash it down with shame because, for decades, Nativists and Populists warned that this was coming and why it would happen.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

            Well said. The Cucks will bleat that at least we still have our Constitution! Not for long under Non-White rule you wont. Or it will be there in all its pristine Platonic Glory – but simply ignored as we are ruled by protocols. As the guy who set himself on fire because he lost his life in divorce court put it, “the second set of books”.

  8. venuspluto67 June 20, 2016 at 9:32 am #

    And so “The Awful Lull” grinds on and on and on. The spiritual energy out there gets funkier and smellier with every passing month. At some point, something is going to have to give.

    • islander800 June 20, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

      But first, how do you drag people away from “Dancing With the Stars” long enough to care?

      Our corporate media has narcotized the populous so that they don’t, or can’t, give a shit.

      Opiate of the masses, perfected.

    • monkey_flower June 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

      The sound of the world. They tell us it’s not real, but it is. Every moment, every second. A thousand revelations. Take the simple passage of time. Screws up my life as well as the powers that be. No one is immune. At some point humility is required.

  9. fodase June 20, 2016 at 9:45 am #

    laughable how you people can’t see Trump for the common sense ideas he brings to the table.

    • cbeard June 20, 2016 at 10:13 am #

      I do agree he has many common sense ideas, especially on immigration, tariffs and such. Also, I believe he is correct in assuming he can’t get a fair hearing from a La Raza judge. As stated, I don’t like the man or his overall demeanor. But, if he can start to straighten this mess of a country out I’ll be a supporter. First thing would be an immigration moratorium.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 20, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

        Trump is an opportunist. Every presidential candidate is a narcissist to some degree, but they’re nothing against this guy. He has no ideas of his own, only the bottomless need to feed his own ego.

        The dangerous thing is, it genuinely is refreshing to see someone waltz into the most sanctimonious farce the world has to offer, fart proudly and humiliate all the politibots. But Trump isn’t bringing ideas to the table, only himself. During the primaries he would say whatever came into his head and people would let him get away with it. Whatever got him the loudest applause lines, he would pick up and build on. He discovered that the way to succeed was by catering openly to the prejudices and fears that Republicans used to cater to only covertly.

        Clearly America’s immigration problem needs a solution, but when Trump talks about forcibly removing 11 million people from the country, he’s in ethnic cleansing territory. Libertarians have been comparing such a move to Nazi treatment of Jews and in my opinion, they’re absolutely right. No country needs a leader like that.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:21 pm #

          11 million? It’s far more than that – as you well know. All illegals have to go. They have no right to stay.

        • newworld June 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm #

          Trump is winning because the media is broken

          It is quite simple he states the obvious, he states what people can see with their very own eyes.

          But the Broken Media can only speak the narrative such as Orlando where a muslim of some degree of fanatic devotion said “god” not “allah.”

          The media is broken and it is your fault liberals.

          • PostPeakRancher June 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

            “The media is broken and it is your fault liberals.”

            Ahhh I love the constant blame game among all the regular people in this country. When the wheels really fall off in this country I think we are in for a civil war of sorts that will make the Syria fiasco look like birthday party laser tag.

            Newsflash newworld, it’s everyone’s fault. Including mine and yours. Grow up and accept your culpability in this mess along with all those “liberals”.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

            Nope. The hatred started on the Left. They’re the revolutionaries, the destroyers. We can’t be blamed for defending our nation and sacred honor against them. And yes, the Left comes from the “Right” – as in the Banksters and Corporocrats who fund it and use it against the middle class.

            Thus the Middle Class is crushed in the teeth of a Vise. The Russian Revolution was funded from Manhattan and other banking centers.

        • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 11:02 am #

          “No country needs a leader like that.”

          But each nation needs a leader that is loyal to his own.

      • islander800 June 20, 2016 at 1:07 pm #

        Listen, the guy is a psychotic monster. Full stop.

        If you had a curious bone in your body, you would realize that he is the embodiment of the authoritarian, narcissistic, fascist wannabe dictator. How can you not see this?

        I don’t give a flying fig what guttural utterance from this “manchild” may resonate with you as your “ideal” as a leader, but this guy is Hitler incarnate. Read up a little on human psychology and it is as plain as the nose on your face.

        We’ve had 80 years of advancement and understanding in the field, unlike the Germans in 1933, so we should have no illusions as to what this guy’s all about.

        Vote for him and you may get what you desire, in friggin’ FEMA camp spades.

        • Sean Coleman June 21, 2016 at 10:04 am #

          Eighty years advance in the understanding of psychology? I really doubt it. I suspect that more people had a good grasp then than now, probably because of poorer education nowadays. To me it is clearly about mass psychology, in particular extravert behaviour (which nobody else seems to have noticed). It is becoming very clear by now what the standard virtuous package contains, standard politically correct attitudes which cover all points from ‘genderism’ to AGW. taking in on the way mass immigration, suffocating state regulation of everyday life, scientism (aka ‘skepticism’), modern witch hunts (eg Bill Cosby), and ‘anti-fascism’.

          A common denominator is that those who subscribe to the formula believe that they know and that their opponents are irrational fools, when it is in fact (and demonstrably so) the other way round.

          This article in the Guardian, written in the wake of the recent murder of MP Jo Cox, illustrates my point. This newspaper is absurdly dogmatic and credulous, yet Cohen describes the opponents of Britain’s membership of the EU as ‘irrational’.

          theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jun/18/eu-referendum-vote-leave-campaign-poisonous

          • Sean Coleman June 21, 2016 at 10:11 am #

            Gustave Le Bon wrote the Psychology of Crowds in (from memory) 1895. The behaviour he describes has been greatly exacerbated by the internet and the social media but there is no corresponding increase in awareness of it. The opposite, in fact, from my own experience.

            I forgot to mention above another thing which is often remarked upon: the intolerance of those who preach tolerance and pluralism. This, like the rest, is mainly explained by the extravert’s utter conviction that what is is, by definition, right. The extravert polices etiquette and social mores, probably in that order, strange to say.

            To me all, or the big majority, of the posters who take the liberal line on this weblog show these characteristics.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

            Yes, the Victorian cult of Respectability is born again.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm #

        He’s a Warrior Chief, not a politician. In other words, he’s exactly what we need. Universalism is OVAH. He is wonderful to his people and terrible to his enemies. You seem to be choosing correctly, so just buy the ticket and get on the Train.

        Universalism was always a Dream. It could never be realized since it wasn’t – wait for it – Universal. But it could become a vehicle for a Vicious Conquering Elite, their mandate for World Conquest.

        And of course, other races have used this dream to savage Whites who have been disarmed by this dream. And yes, they have often been savaged previously by the Elite who conquered them for their own good. Ordinary Whites get blamed – and the Elite laugh up their sleeves and join in the fun.

  10. Hands4u June 20, 2016 at 10:04 am #

    “Burnt Toast” may be an understatement, kind of like “oh well…”. I’m thinking more like “Napalm Deodorant”; Everybody stinks because doing things the polite way is going to get them killed in the process. Jim, I’m glad you were able to get your site back up!

  11. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2016 at 10:17 am #

    “Hapless Bernie Sanders blew his chance to call her on that months ago” – JHK

    The most likely reason why Bernie did not press the Email issue is due to his agreement with President Obama, who apparently promised him that either Hillary would take her candidacy out or he would let the FBI investigation to reach its logical conclusion, thus avoiding the huge public relation catastrophe to the entire US foreign policy credibility.

    Why President Obama endorsed Hillary and when exactly that video of his endorsement was filmed, is a completely different question. Reminder: that video initially appeared on Clinton’s campaign web site, not on the White House’.

    • SteveO June 20, 2016 at 11:37 am #

      Obama’s (in)justice department has always allowed Wall Street crooks and their cronies (that includes the Clintons) off the hook. The only way they would have prosecuted Hillary was if she ran a legal pot dispensary in California instead of the State Department.

  12. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    No matter how much our host dislikes Mr. Trump, in November Donald will become the last barrier to National Socialism in the United States.

    Right now, Fuhreress Hillary has still to go through Bernie.

  13. K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    “but at some point between now and November 8 someone surely will press FBI chief James Comey as to why his agency issued neither a criminal referral nor an explanatory memorandum in the matter of Hillary Clinton’s private email server and its role in the money-gathering activities of the Clinton Foundation while she was Secretary of State.”

    You can wish we’d all get a pony for Christmas too. It is not going to happen. I’d put an image of Daffy Duck here so people could figure out why that can’t happen but that would really be lame. At the end of a presidency criminals are released from prison not put in the slammer. I recall Bill Clinton let out a few.

    While most presidents grant pardons throughout their terms, Clinton chose to make nearly a third of them on January 20, 2001, his last day in office. This came to be known as Pardongate.[2] While Clinton pardoned a large number (450) of people compared with his immediate predecessor Republican George H. W. Bush, who only pardoned 75, the number of people pardoned by Clinton was comparable to Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat Jimmy Carter, who pardoned 406 and 566 respectively.

    Federal prosecutor and Democrat Mary Jo White was appointed to investigate the pardons. She was later replaced by Republican James Comey, who found no illegality on Clinton’s part.

    Comey has history with the Clintons and probably has a few arms contractors as buddies. Press him all you want for a explanatory memorandum or a criminal referral. It is not going to happen.

    • K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 10:54 am #

      A cursory search on Comey coughed up this pretty quick.

      In August 2005, it was announced that Comey would enter the private sector, becoming the General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Defense’s largest defense contractor.

      Seems I am totally wrong is stating that Comey has a few arms contractors as buddies. The truth is he has a lot of them. So regarding an explanatory memorandum or a criminal referral I repeat. It is not going to happen! In the revolving doors between government and industry Comey is just another frequent flier. Another anti-patriot out for himself and the tribe of big money and nothing more.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm #

        Utterly damning. You are a good researcher, until your ego and preconceptions get in the way as with everything to do with Islam.

        • K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

          I tried publishing in Arabic but surprise suprise, Jimmy’s software won’t let me do it. I suspect because legitimate commentators here don’t use Arabic. A fair assumption and I doubt the devout who would be insulted by this omission ever come here. Arabic here would only be used by trolls. So please be content with this from a practitioner of Islam.

          Prayer for Unity

          Movement For Reforming Society,
          Lahore / Pakistan

          Merciful God, You made all of the people of the world in Your own image and placed before us the pathway of salvation through different Preachers who claimed to have been Your Saints and Prophets. But, the contradictions in their teachings and interpretations of them have resulted in creating divisions, hatreds and bloodshed in the world community. Millions of innocent men, women and children have so far been brutally killed by the militants of several religions who have been committing horrifying crimes against humanity, and millions more would be butchered by them in the future, if You do not help us find ways to reunite peacefully.

          IN THE NAME OF GOD, THE COMPASSIONATE, THE MERCIFUL, look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the controversial teachings of arrogance, divisions and hatreds which have badly infected our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; reunite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish Your purposes on earth; that, in Your good time, all nations and races may jointly serve You in justice, peace and harmony. (Amen)

          • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

            As I told you last week, they feel we are being oppressed by our Non-Shariah Governements. None such should be allowed. And they are willing to die for you to make it so. Somehow you just don’t see that as a threat to our way of life, Gays, Women’s rights, etc. A huge blind spot in your psyche.

            The prayer says as much. They want to unite with us – under Liberalism? No, under Shariah. Separate but equal isn’t unity, Kdog. Tolerance isn’t unity. Unity is unity. Believe them – they are saying it right to your face. Yet you insist on reinterpreting their plain speech.

            No, you wont have to convert. You can be a third class citizen, paying the tax and stepping to the side as they pass. In other words, a nigger. And no, you don’t have the right to defend yourself if they attack you. You have “the right” to plead for mercy. I’ve studied it and I’m not kidding.

            It’s your fault if you don’t convert. You said you wanted unity but then hold back? What did you expect?

    • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

      From Voltairenet.org:

      “The State Department report on Hillary Clinton’s emails, and the different legal proceedings which followed, establish that she is guilty of :

      – Obstruction of Justice by Mrs. Clinton and her advisers (Section 1410) ;

      – Obstruction of Criminal Enquiries (Section 1511) ;

      – Obstruction of the application of local and Federal laws (Section 1411) ;

      – Federal crime of negligence with classified information and documents (Section 1924) ;

      – Detention in her computer, at home and on a non-secure server, of 1,200 secret documents (Section 1924)

      – Felony – Mrs. Clinton declared under oath to a Federal judge that she had given all her emails to the State Department. However, the Inspector General of the State Department declared this week that this was a lie (Section 798) ;

      – Moreover, she declared under oath that the State Department had authorized her to use her personal computer to work at home. The Inspector General of the State Department declared this week that this was a lie (Section 798) ;

      – Mrs. Clinton did not alert the authorities, nor even her own Department, that her personal computer had been hacked several times. Yet she had asked her system administrator to try to protect her computer.

      – Misappropriation and Concealment. The Clinton Foundation and Mrs. Clinton were corrupted so that the State Department would close their eyes to various practices (Rico Law and Section 1503).

      In principle, and since the facts and their gravity have been established by the FBI, the State Department, and a Federal judge, Hillary Clinton should have been arrested this week.”

      Hillary Clinton’s IT Specialist, Bryan Pagliano, is scheduled to be deposed under oath and on camera (although the judge has ruled the video will be sealed but a full transcript will be released to the public) this Wednesday, June 22nd.

      If he declares his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent that will be an indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

      Maureen Dowd pointed out in an article a few years ago that Hillary Clinton’s favorite motto is: “Fake it until you make it.”

      Lying to herself might be the worst mistake she will ever make.

  14. Hospice Man June 20, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    “Hapless Bernie Sanders blew his chance to call her on that months ago — “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!”” Leave Bernie alone. I suspect that (like Obama in 2008), Sanders was warned far in advance about the treatment he’d get in the Senate should a tough campaign against Clinton for the primary hand the GOP the White House. I suspect he decided to look past the corruption angle. Too bad sanders didn’t count on HRC’s minions stealing votes and sabotaging his campaign. It’s all moot if she is indicted on the possible racketeering charge she’s facing over using the Clinton Foundation to extort millions out of the Arab world in exchange for the State Department signing off on selling our most lethal weapons to them. And I suspect those weapons will be turned on Americans within a half-decade.

    • SteveO June 20, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      They really didn’t have to “steal votes” in the primary. Bernie has never been popular in the African American community, and they “just love those Clintons”. Bernie never really stood a chance of carrying the south and with that delegate advantage Clinton was a “shoo-in”.

      Unfortunately for Mrs “It’s-My-Turn”, Hillary won’t carry those states in the general election. That’s when they will turn to election theft to make sure they carry Pennsylvania and Ohio.

      • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

        Which is why Hillary Clinton will most likely name Sen. Sherrod Brown or Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio as her running mate.

        He/she who wins Ohio becomes President.

        • SteveO June 21, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

          I don’t think she’ll take Senator Brown because John Kasich would get to pick his replacement and that would give a Democratic senate seat to the Republicans.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

      Yes, it was an absurd moment. It looked like he was throwing the campaign and becoming Hillary’s wing man. Maybe not, just more party loyalty and all the character flaws implicit in that in a corrupt society.

      Bowing down to the BLM was another sickening moment. His statement, “Whites don’t know what it’s like to be poor” is another.

      • Majella June 20, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

        Janos – I take issue with both your points. His “damned e-mails” statement was, IMHO, premised on a desire to keep the argument to the issues, which is a highly principled stand, and he achieved that end. He has no influence over the PTB who will decide to indict or not.

        So, this is still about what is termed ‘The FBI Primary”. That may yet happen, and Bernie will be in the enviable position of having operated on principles, not expediency. The DNC could not resist his candidacy in such a situation.

        On your second criticism – again, he tells the truth and acts from humility. About time there was someone in the White House with a dose of humility and principles. The last one was Jimmy Carter and before him, Ike. 2 in 64 years. Time for a third.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

          The BLM are destroyers. You don’t give into people like this. Mizzou did and now their application rate is way down. Why would you send your kid to a college that has been Africanized and dumbed down? Blacks were going thru the Library harassing, insulting, and assaulting Whites who were studying. They’re simply scum.

    • Frankiti June 20, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

      @Hospice Patient

      That holds no water. He is at the end of his career. It’s now or never. To not sacrifice his ineffectual and long-in-the-tooth senatorial career in the all important state of.. ahem… Vermont so as not to get harassed as an Independent (d’oh!) by the democratic leadership is utterly preposterous.

      • Elrond Hubbard June 21, 2016 at 11:25 am #

        If the fact that Bernie Sanders is a senator from mere little Vermont is an argument against him, would you say the fact that Hillary Clinton represented New Frickin’ York counts in her favour?

        Anyway, Sanders has a long history of getting things done as an independent legislature, usually through amendments attached to other bills. That includes the only audit of the Fed ever done.

        • Frankiti June 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

          Yes, certainly. NY is vastly more powerful and influential. It has more high wealth donors, more corporate interests, more media interest, a larger population, more intelligentsia, a more diverse population, more voters, more money, more expenditures, more influence, and so on.

          Yes Sanders and the Fed audit… and what hath come of it? More yellin’? Snore…

  15. SteveO June 20, 2016 at 11:24 am #

    If any non-Clinton employee at the State Department setup a private server and ran their official emails through it they would be in a world of trouble. But if that data later turned out to be classified, they would be in sitting in jail somewhere awaiting what ever book the (in)justice department decided to throw at them.

    We’ve had either Bushes or Clintons or their surrogate in charge for almost 2 generations. Dynastic rule was never the founding father’s plan.

    I really hate living in an empire in decline.

    • K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 11:48 am #

      Yes, it sucks.

    • Ishabaka June 20, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

      There are plenty of ascendant empires if you hate living in the USA. Burkina Faso comes to mind – or Myanmar. Both countries offer abundant opportunities to live in a world made by hand.

      • JimInFlorida June 20, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

        Why take the cheap shots and bring extreme examples?

        How about Norway, Finland, or even Russia?
        Uruguay and Peru would be excellent alternatives, as well.

        As I understand it, Putin is offering long-suffering WHITE BRITS the chance to homestead in the Russian wilderness! FREE LAND for White British refugees is available if they can settle the land and make it work after a five year probationary period.

        Now THAT is a GOOD immigration policy!

        • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 10:00 pm #

          Got a link? When does he extend it to White Americans? Or do we have to flee across an ice choked Bering Strait to Siberia?

        • SteveO June 21, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

          Interesting that you mention Russia.

          IMO, the Russians are going to come up smiling when the American Empire crashes. They have already had their crash and are in recovery, they have abundant resources and arable land. Their population is used to “making do”.

  16. RocketDoc June 20, 2016 at 11:29 am #

    We’ve been “awful lull”, “calm before the storm”,” eye of the hurricane” for at least 5 years. The 4th turning has been at “crisis” since the early 2000. Kunstler, Orlov, and Greer all wrote their disaster opus’ in 2005. More than 10 years ago. I joined them in 2007 but the Aladdin’s lamp of monetary largess is just too seductive. The true opiate of the masses. Or perhaps it’s the God delusion. Why pick reality over heaven? Venezuela is experiencing the joy of no money. There are a lot of places we really don’t want to go. What percent of the population is exactly like Congress, going along to get along? The airports/planes are packed. The restaurants are full. I’ll just keep spending my pretend money until I HAVE to grow potatoes…..

    • K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 11:56 am #

      I’m growing Blue and Yukon Gold potatoes in my potato box this year. They seem to be doing well. Restaurants are full but not everyone can go to a restaurant. For those who can go service is good. People appreciate having a job because not everyone does. The eye of the hurricane becomes smaller but media opiates claim all is well.

    • Florida Power June 20, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

      You may have to grow your own potatoes sooner rather than later. The moment when the freight train of fiscal reality hits the stalled economy at the crossing is within view – at least to some of the smart guys who play with $billions like Gundlach, Gross, Zell, Icahn, Soros, Druckenmiller and on and on. Structural realignment meets monetary chaos.

      We grew potatoes this year at our community garden in Hickville. Pretty dang easy but watch out for scab.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

        What about alligators? Why has the Media been silent about these monsters? The rest of America is kept in the dark and just blithely wades in unto their doom. Don’t tell me – tourist and snowbird bucks, right?

        • Florida Power June 20, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

          Alligators? We eat them.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

            What about Allah Gators? You eat them too?

          • Florida Power June 20, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

            We harbor no ill will toward any of Allah’s creation, so the short answer is yes.

            Gator Bits, cut from the tail, light coating and deep fried. Tastes like chicken, but stringier.

            Not really my cup of tea, but when in Gainesville, do as the locals do.

            How about you? Eat any raccoons lately? G. Gordon Liddy made a big deal about roasting and eating a rat. The act establishes one’s dominance, fearlessness, over the Other.

            Disney has deep pockets and a deep legal problem. The toddler did not die in vain. Morgan and Morgan likely made contact the same day.

          • K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

            Allah-gators, one could pray that they taste good.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm #

            Well one would have thought that their water areas would be gator free. Or is that unreasonable? How much of a threat are the Alligators to people down there? Today Rush they are very fast even on land for a few seconds.

          • Florida Power June 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

            They find a way to show up in water. Swimming pools, man-made lakes, golf course water hazards. It’s their nature.

            Rush is right — they are very quick over short distances. Hence, the toddler near water’s edge, and countless small dogs over the years splashing in canals suddenly… gone.

            If you should be chased by one on land run in a zig-zag pattern.
            Or climb a tree.

    • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 1:54 pm #

      “Why pick reality over heaven?”

      Don’t mix up your should – bes and ises. Heaven is real, and about to become undeniable. The lies we have been living are unreality, by definition. We have believed (lived-by) lies for too long. The consequences of being our own g-o-d-s (rulemakers) are up on us.

  17. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

    Well, well… How ’bout that?!! I just insinuated a possibility of Russian and American fighter jets dog fights over Syria, and now:

    U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

    U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from bombing U.S.-backed rebels in southern Syria near the border with Jordan.

    thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/19/u-s-and-russian-jets-clash-over-syria.html

    EVERYBODY ALIVE AND WELL (Thanks God!!). But we have a new MiG alley!

    • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

      Is the U.S. sleepwalking toward nuclear confrontation?:

      zerohedge.com/news/2016-06-19/us-sleepwalking-towards-nuclear-confrontation

    • JimInFlorida June 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm #

      The most important thing that Russian fighter jocks can have is a greater ego than their U.S. counterparts. They should be psychologically ready to fight and be slightly disappointed if they return to base without a scuffle.

      For decades, the U.S. has had the Moriah Conquering Wind at its back and the hubris that gave it power to fight with confidence. I hope that Russia is able to pull that power over to its side. Russia cannot go into such confrontations with a 2-dimensional psychology of simply, Target and Attack. Not while the ZOG-NATO machine goes in with multi-dimensional and layered power projection.

      The debacle of Russia’s limited thinking was apparent when the solitary Su-24 was caught with its pants down and unprepared for an ambush by Turkish F-16’s. If the U.S. was on the same mission, the “bomber” would have been watched by radars and maybe even an escort. It would not have been ambushed. I’m hoping Putin made sure that such a bitch move would not happen again. Especially now that the Russian fighter-bombers are being challenged.

      Putin needs to “Go Big or Go Home.” Syria is the equivalent of the Cuban Missile Crisis for Russia and Putin cannot be incremental in power projection now. If a bombing mission requires two Su-24’s, then there needs to be at least ten other fighters escorting them. With S-400’s standing by to defend the bombing mission. Do exactly what the IDF Air Force would do and cite the IDF’s own ROE if the shooting starts.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2016 at 7:57 am #

        Jim, very bad idea of trying to second-guess Putin’s true intentions without knowing a very complex situation on the ground.

        • JimInFlorida June 21, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

          Finca, Putin may have his inside knowledge but, we all know what kind of psychopathic criminal energy drives Washington.

          Putin is trying to play chess with a madman. A madman who will only back down to something bigger and meaner than him.

  18. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2016 at 12:27 pm #

    And it’s funny to watch as “men of good will”, such as, for example the head of the Air Force Human Resources David Goldfein, are trying to explain to their fellow citizens-voters, that the introduction of no-fly zone named after Hillary Clinton in Syria – a frenzy that would end badly, not only for the US Air Force, but also for the voters.

    A poor Americans can not understand what David Goldfein alludes to; requiring a written order of Congress for such action, and the fact Syria is different from Libya. But they do not understand because they from elementary school were explained that the US Air Force has always been stronger than the Soviet Air Force, and even in Korea F-86 shot down the MiG-17 and MiG-15bis, if not by thousands, then by hundreds and certainly can not imagine that someone dares to shoot down American fighter.

    And it may very well be that those who are trying to engage the United States in a new war sincerely believe that they could shoot down a pair of Russian fighters, Putin will run scared and agree to unequal relations with the United States. And nobody knows nothing.

    But if even one American fighter buries its nose in the Syrian sands …

    • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      One slight hiccough in that scenario:

      Russia is in Syria at the invitation of Assad. The United States is an invader.

      What “right” does the United States have to “set up a no fly zone within Syria” without a declaration of war made by the U.S. Congress after full debate?

  19. Beryl of Oyl June 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm #

    Higher Education is one of the Rackets afflicting our country right now. I’m reading some disturbing things about a Laurentian University, Bill Clinton, the State Department, and large sums of money.
    Hillary’s cockamamie answer to Bernie’s plan for higher education is one of those ‘solutions’ that only serves to keep the money flowing into the pockets of the 1%, much like Obamacare does to the medical field.
    She envisions students undergoing some sort of indenture servitude to “the government” while the universities continue to be able to overcharge in order to support out-of-office career politicians. Think of incompetent hack Janet Napolitano.
    Does anyone still think the FBI does something useful? Did anyone else see John Miller stumbling over the question of why, despite warnings, they did not keep an eye on the Tsarnaev family? The only time Comey gets stirred up is on the issue of his right to spy on every man, woman, and child in America, just in case.
    I almost forgot, Chelsea Clinton on Lyin’ Brian’s bomb of a TV show, doing a commercial for an insurance company, getting paid six figures. Money laundering?
    Big Food is another Racket. I’ve lost over twenty pounds now, NOT following the advice you get from doctors. Why does the government continue to push incorrect, outdated, even fraudulent dietary advice, despite all evidence to the contrary? They’ve even got a First Lady pushing their crap. What does she know, and why her, and not a Surgeon General? More on that at a later date, maybe.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:39 pm #

      Chelsea once gave an insane little speech where she said she tried to care about money and just couldn’t! No doubt it was just pure coincidence or happy chance that she found herself marrying a billionaire.

  20. AHtheHumanity June 20, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    Maybe Trump can back the GOP’s pick by being VP?
    He’s like a Cheney – prepared to make HUGE profits off of endless wars.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

      He lost hundreds of millions in his first month as a candidate. This is a man who has already made his money and now wants to make his mark. Or to give back if you believe him. I do – though of course I know he’s not a pure soul like Kafka.

    • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 3:02 pm #

      I get the impression Trump would not be into the whole Neocon Hillary Clinton regime change thing.

      He would rather “make America great again” by doing deals with Russia rather than getting into WW III. That would NOT be good for business.

  21. Jeremy June 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Great summary of the Trump phenomenon by Giroux:

    youtube.com/watch?v=fYHPUpKFHNk&t=12m30s

    • Frankiti June 20, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      Giroux is an imbecile. He can’t write worth a damn. Any book of his is nothing but a litany of reasons to hate America and the failures of America. His entire shtick is blame America. From one unsubstantiated claim to another. He’s why Chomsky is living so long, he doesn’t want a blathering moron like Giroux taking up the mantle.

    • AHtheHumanity June 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

      Ya, I watched him on RT’s Max Keiser Report. He brought him on the show for 2 parts because he has so much to say that’s actually TRUE.

      • Frankiti June 21, 2016 at 5:24 am #

        RT, or Russia Today. They brought him on because he has so much to say that actually echoes and supports Russian propaganda.

  22. Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm #

    Of man born of women there is none greater than Paul Manafort. But the least in the Kingdom (Corey Lewandowsky) is greater than he.

    • abbybwood June 20, 2016 at 3:03 pm #

      I see where Corey got fired today.

    • BackRowHeckler June 20, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

      A former neighbor of mine, family owns a ‘Destruction’ company, mostly pulling down abandoned factory buildings ,,, of which there are many.

      I was on another one of those jobs moving out machinery at an old brass mill with my millright friend, in the Naugatuck valley. The machinery is slated for shipment to S Asia, the massive redbrick factory slated for destruction. When we were almost thru I saw a few guys walking around the place, I asked “Who are they?”. “They’re from Manafort Bros., this place is being torn down.”

      brh

  23. BeerBarrel June 20, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

    If Trump is on the ballot, I’m voting for him. In fact, I’m voting for whoever’s on the Republican ballot. I don’t see why we can’t let Trump have the helm for a bit. He could do only better than Obama.

    Obama was and is a major disaster. Obama has been instrumental in providing the Muslim Brotherhood a permanent foothold in the scheme of things.

    So don’t be afraid of Trump. What could he do wrong – and even if it does wrong, that’d be two wrongs making it a right!

    As for Hillary – she spent eight years in the White House sharing government secrets with Bill during their pillow-talk sessions. She knows EXACTLY where and what the boundaries are with respect to documents – how they are classified – how they can be identified – and in fact the very content of a typical top-secret need-to-know document. Hillary was probably repeatedly admonished by Bill “I’m not supposed to let you know about this, but read this …” over and over again. Bill and Hillary are the opportunists we do not need – yet we may get them for eight more years. Horror.

    Sad the first potential woman president had to be so damned corrupt. Couldn’t do better, could they?

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 4:21 pm #

      Trump should pick Pocahontas for his VP. The fights would be hilarious. He could teach men how to deal with difficult women again. If she acted up, he could order her off the stage and send her to her room.

  24. NorthernOutsider June 20, 2016 at 4:16 pm #

    Well given Comey’s loyalty to the GOP, and assuming there is something actually indictable, I suspect he’s waiting until the GOP have ousted Trump and put in place someone more appetizing for the leadership, and also until it is far too late for the DNC to replace Hillary. By doing so he greatly increases the possibility of a GOP win.

    • K-Dog June 20, 2016 at 5:55 pm #

      But a factotum for the military industrial complex is not going to trash his reputation as a good old boy over partisan politics. The fiction of differences between the two major parties will be maintained by other means but their commonality with fascism as the major governing force in America will keep Comey from going after Clinton.

  25. Frankiti June 20, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    “Hapless Bernie Sanders blew his chance to call her on that months ago — “The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails!” — but it’s absolutely certain that Trump will jump up and down and shout woo-woo-woo about it during the general election campaign, if he manages to not get dumped at the GOP convention. Or his as-yet-hypothetical replacement will.”

    That was the moment many eliminated Sanders as a viable candidate. He hesitated, and his response was cleverly spun by the ever-spinning Clinton machine as Sanders also wanting to move beyond the emails. He let the spin go too! That was a telltale sign of his diminished acuity. He got played and didn’t see it coming or going by. His loud sermons delivered to youthful and energetic crowds belied his milquetoast comportment. On a stage alone, with the beaten-down Hillary carrying a hundred picador lances, with even the NY Times’ Dowd in on the scrum, he only had to deliver the coup de grace. Instead, he absentmindedly left his sword in the locker room and left out a sad and sorry “Whoooooooooa… whoooooa”.

  26. Walter B June 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    I do not know James if you were cognizant at the time and aware of President Eisenhower and his ability to serve as president, and though I was not quite yet, I was under the impression that he was very competent and fairly honest, though perhaps amore than a little bit bland. However, I remember Jack Kennedy well and even those of us children who pulled with our parents for his adversary during the election, fell in love with him and lined up behind him as our beloved leader. As I watched him murdered on that evil day in November, I had a really bad feeling that things were being changed forever and NOT for the better. In the 53 years that have passed since then, the candidates, the process, and the system have decomposed into a pathetic dung pile of what this nation once used to be and I for one hope that when the flatulents clear from the stage of national idiocy this November and the mindless idiots crown their first and last Queen of America that the torture and torment that will surely result from such an evil turn of event passes quickly into, puts us all out of our misery quickly and does not drag our demise out as long as possible.

    • Florida Power June 20, 2016 at 9:41 pm #

      Walt — no worries! Bernie’s folks are planning a fart-in during Hilary’s coronation speech and with any luck, someone will light a cigar. The irony is that Hilary’s mentor, Saul Alinsky, originated the concept back in the day:

      theamericanmirror.com/activists-plot-worlds-largest-fart-hillarys-acceptance-speech/

    • Janos Skorenzy June 20, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

      Yes, some speak of a coup. Same thing with the Church: the last real Pope was the Pius the 12th. Every one since has been a heretic.

      Even JFK was deeply confused, on record for supporting disarmament in favor of the United Nations at one point. Other times defending our interests, sometimes well, sometimes poorly. He seemed to have realized the Federal Reserve scam. That might have gotten him killed. Confused, but no traitor. Hillary is the opposite: not confused, complete traitor.

  27. BackRowHeckler June 20, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

    Coming up July 1, 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

    60,000 British casualties on the first day, by Nov 1916 about a million dead German and British soldiers. If you want to find out when & where Western Civilization began to disintegrate, the Somme would be a good place to start searching. Of course there was Loos in 1915, Verdun in 1916, and Passendale in 1917.

    Its interesting how a catastrophic event like the Battle of the Somme, which broke nations, ended eras, and caused oceans of grief thru out Europe, could all but be forgotten today. Somme is where the gloves came off, and it was the beginning of the end for Europe. Were seeing the end results washing up on the shores of Greece and Sicily, and walking into Germany.

    brh

    • Walter B June 20, 2016 at 10:49 pm #

      It is not forgotten by all of us my friend, The Great War is a very interesting study and I have done much of this. It was a turning point where modern warfare went from being a thing of “honor” and “bravery” to become a Butcher Shop of mass horror. It is sad to study this in detail because after this monumental realization, mankind simply accepted the new paradigm and embraced it, leaving those who fought WWI stunned and broken. Yup, we humans quickly got over it. Personally, I noted that after the Civil War, generals no longer led their troops into battle at the front of the lines, but cowered at the rear and coaxed the sergeants to do the dirty work. This should have been a loud and clear warning to us all that war was now truly evil and maybe not something worth doing anymore, but fortunately for the profit margins of the World’s armament manufacturers, the new era of unending war for profit is alive and well. We shall never learn, bring on Armageddon, please!

      • ozone June 21, 2016 at 8:26 am #

        “…When the politicians do their own killin’,
        Then killin’ will truly become a sin;
        Maybe then I’ll awake from this haunted dream,
        Of blood and adrenaline…”

    • Florida Power June 20, 2016 at 11:07 pm #

      BRH — thanks for the history lesson. Somehow in all the Hitler/Nazi hoopla the absolute carnage of The Great War has become obscured if not forgotten.

  28. FincaInTheMountains June 20, 2016 at 11:04 pm #

    Seventeen Moments of Spring

    Seventeen Moments of Spring is a 1973 Soviet twelve-part television series based on the novel of the same title by Yulian Semyonov.

    The series portrays the exploits of Maxim Isaev, a Soviet spy operating in Nazi Germany under the name Max Otto von Stierlitz, played by Vyacheslav Tikhonov.

    Stierlitz is tasked with disrupting the negotiations between Karl Wolff (SS) and Allen Dulles (CIA) taking place in Switzerland, aimed at forging a separate peace between Germany and the Western Allies.

    But after he succeeds in his mission, he is explained by the head of the Gestapo, Muller, that he just cleared the way for similar talks between Dulles and the head of the NSDAP Bormann, who holds the common fund (obschak) of the NSDAP.

    Obshchak NSDAP, which was robbing the entire Europe (including Russia) for 15 years and in 90s with the help of Kohl and Gorbachev also laid their hands on the gold reserves of the USSR and Russian Communist Party funds.

    Those funds of NSDAP were never officially recovered.

    Can anyone guess what kind of money is involved? According to some estimates, we are talking about $20 trillion at least. That is, it means that the capitalist world in which we live belongs to the NSDAP.

    I want to note that the NSDAP is a very old project, it is a plan of reorganization of the world, and not just its social organization, but above all to change the relationship of God and man.

    That is, we are dealing with a religious sect, the history of which could be traced to 11th century, in fact probably the sect originated even earlier. The history of this sect quite easily could be traced in the history of architecture, as it has such a wonderful token as a so-called “westwork” consisting of two symmetrical twin towers.

    And if you want to examine the history of one particular building in the city of New York, it immediately becomes clear that the first victim of Allan Dulles and Bormann conspiracy became Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who was the head of the other medieval sect, which conventionally could be called the “Red Project”.

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0f/Cath%C3%A9drale_Notre-Dame_de_Paris_-_12.jpg/280px…

    upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Twin_Towers-NYC.jpg

    • pequiste June 21, 2016 at 12:40 am #

      And here I have had this notion, for the longest time, that the rump Third Reich has its HQ in Neuschwabenland, Antarktika: military bases, Ubermenchen und Uberfrauen in some pretty fancy uniforms, SS komeraden, submarines, GESTAPO, flying saucers, beer and brats…. the works.

      Add to it a few satellite outposts in Paraguay and other undisclosed countries of South America ( you all know – O.D.E.S.S.A.,The Boys From Brazil; Ratlines) for tropical holidays and easy banking. Now we are talking a transnational conspiracy.

      Wasn’t that the real objective of Admiral Byrd’s flotilla in Operation HIghjump in 1947? To get those NSDAP folk to come out of cold storage. Or maybe it really was to locate the hole at the bottom of the world enter the hollow Earth and meet with the very nice people of Agartha.

      Any way one slices it Finc, we have a globally weird situation, NSDAP/American elections/ISIS follies/BREXIT etc. that is only going to get more bizarre.?? ???? ??????! .

      • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2016 at 6:30 am #

        Yes, I agree, it is getting weird and I understand that my post is not particularly helpful in clarifying this weirdness.

        But to me the most mystifying question that lies in the foundation of today’s complete weirdness, is Why United States and Russia fought the Cold War after such glorious common victory against the Nazi?

        I mean if we assume that the common text-book explanation that it was because US is a shining democracy and USSR was a communist dictatorship is just a B.S., since it does no explain today’s confrontation between after-communist Russia and post-capitalist US.

        • Walter B June 21, 2016 at 10:59 am #

          The answer to your question lies in mathematics. The Russians took (round numbers) 10M military and 10 M civilian casualties while the Germans lost $7M military and $10M civilian losses. The Americans on the other hand lost only 400K military and an imperceptible number of civilian casualties. This is because the Russians battled long and hard against the Nazis in a fight to the death in their own country while the Americans stalled the opening of the second front for years. By the time we launched the Normandy invasion the Russians had done the bulk of the dirty work and IMHO felt that they had earned the lion’s share of the booty and plunder when the war was over. As it turned out, America not only took the best and the brightest but used our transplanted German scientists to allow us a huge advantage in our space program, allowing our newly developed atomic bombs to be delivered all around the world and quickly. On top of that, our position as the World’s most intact military machine AND the worlds most prolific arms manufacturing complex put us in the driver’s seat on the planet. Though initially referred to as the World’s Policeman, America has devolved into the World’s Bully Boy and the Reds knew this would be the case, that it would lead to this eventuality. Yes, it all makes sense when you consider that it is the greediest of all of the bastards that rule all of the nations and that this is their common, yet conflicting goal.

          • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2016 at 11:08 am #

            You didn’t have the means of delivery of your nuclear bombs, and Korean war and the MiG’s valley proved that.

            Soviet MiG fighters broke the speed of sound 3 years before American Sabers did.

            Check your facts.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

          Jews lost interest in Russian Communism as their ethnic vehicle with the birth of Israel and Stalin’s rise to power. When Stalin saw their basic lack of interest or even treason in favor of a pro-Israel West, he began to purge them.

          And obviously as a nation-without-borders, once the Soviet Union was no longer pro-Jew, why would Jews here support them?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2016 at 6:33 am #

        But the main danger is pretty clear to me – US all of a sudden is obviously turning towards National Socialism in its chemically pure form.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 21, 2016 at 6:48 am #

        My working hypothesis is that the Nazis are preparing to take revenge for the defeat of the Third Reich by smashing American and Russian peoples against each other.

        And Islamist terrorists – not Muslims – are their shock troops.

        And prominent roles in all that is played by Angela Merkel in Germany and Hillary Clinton in the United States.

  29. jloughrey June 21, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    “Add a dash of Mexican hot sauce to this farrago and you’ve got a perfect recipe for mayhem.”

    That may be the biggest understatement of the year.

    Imagine Trump getting dumped at the GOP convention, and the reaction of millions of already disgruntled Trump supporters, any one of them having access to the cache of some 300 million guns in this country.

    What could go wrong?

    And we haven’t even touched on what Bernie supporters will do at the DNC coronation of Queen Hillary since Bernie got robbed of the nomination. Even if they come in peace and unarmed, the militarized police will be sure that they don’t go quietly, and that they are blamed for any police brutality that ensues.

    It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

  30. ozone June 21, 2016 at 9:47 am #

    “There’s no way that the shady doings of the Clinton Foundation will not become a campaign issue whether Trump emerges as the eventual GOP nominee or not, and of course the other noisome matter of exactly what Hillary told Too-Big-To-Fail banks in exchange for many quarter-million dollar “speaking fees” still lurks behind all that. Hillary’s partisans at the The New York Times and The WashPo have ignored these stories for months, but the telltale stench remains, like a dead body under the floorboards.. In contrast to her beaming victory lap after the California primary, all this stuff promises some serious frowny-face for Mz. It’s-My-Turn in the months ahead.” — JHK

    Yes indeedy! …And as a nice follow-up (since The Donald is positioning himself as a “non-interventionist” — bad for business, don’cha know), there’s this walloping load left on the living-room rug that’s stinking up the joint:

    “The authors of [“Expanding American Power,” published by the Center for a New American Security, a Democratic Party-friendly think tank] hope an improved economy can help change the current situation. “Ensuring that the domestic economy is lifting up the average American is still the best way to ensure support for global engagement and also contribute to a stronger, more influential America,” they write, though they see no end in sight, regardless of public support, claiming, “the task of preserving a world order is both difficult and never-ending.”

    That this is what a think tank closely associated with Hillary Clinton is openly claiming should be concerning to all. While such analysis and declarations no doubt please the Center for a New American Security’s defense contractor donors, the American people are less-than-enthused with perpetual war for perpetual peace.

    Former Secretary Clinton already affirmed her belief in regime change during the campaign, but now it looks like those waiting in the wings to staff her government are anxious to wet their bayonets.”

    informationclearinghouse.info/article44884.htm

    …And on top of THAT stinking pile… yet another stinking pile from the “dissent channel” of the State Dept. (loaded to the gills with neo-con shitheads). These damnable lackeys are obviously clawing and climbing over each other to kiss Her Majesty’s a…… I mean, *ring*. Lest we forget, Vicious Vicky, of the Nazification of Ukraine, is the likely Sec. of State in the Clinton Circle of mobsters, war-mongers and racketeers.

    informationclearinghouse.info/article44909.htm

  31. ozone June 21, 2016 at 9:58 am #

    On top of all the other constrictions, constraints and contractions, the SCOTUS has given the police a[nother] very dangerous weapon. Haven’t heard of it? You’d better look into it. If the police employ this with willful and gleeful abandon (which they most certainly will), they’ll get what they’ve been wishing for. Namely a “us-against-them” atmosphere, in plain, unambiguous sight. Think the police have a small problem with the public trusting them now? Just you wait. Yep, as always, careful what you wish for.

  32. wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    After Trump loses the nomination in July his supporters better quietly go home. Any attempt at violent insurrection will be mercilessly and violently crushed.

    Trump supporters will experience a level of police brutality that exceeds what Blacks have experienced for decades (centuries)…

    What the militarized police will do with Ozone’s new weapon will not be pretty.

  33. wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 2:37 pm #

    To all rubes who have been conned by Trump:

    Your donations are badly needed now! Trump is no capable or willing to self-fund his campaign… or maybe he just wants to use your money and not his… whatever.

    Donald Trump’s Campaign Paid Trump Companies More Than $1 Million In May. The campaign funded Trump’s use of his jets and his Florida mansion, Mar-A-Lago.

    Give early. Give often. Trump is having financial woes!

    • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa?

      Gone to the White House, Ha! Ha! Ha!

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

        As Miss Jane on the Beverly Hillbillies riddled: It’s not your mother. It’s not your father. It’s not your brother or sister. Who is it?

        Jethro: It’s Miss Jane.

  34. capt spaulding June 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    Things are unravelling. This is stranger than what was going on back in the 60’s. I believe that we are approaching an unimagined series of events that will propel us who knows where. Things appear to be coming to a head, and I don’t know where they will wind up. Right now, everything is going along somewhat normally, but I can see where events might get crazy., The only thing that I think to myself is: “keep your powder dry.” Events are occuring that are unprecendented in our recent past, and I don’t know how to interpret them. All I can say is that JHK’s interpretation could very well be true, but what are the events that lead up to this condition? I have no way of knowing. I know what I think, however I could be wrong. Do I sound confused? Well I am. So at this point, my instinct is to hunker down. Mabye I’m wrong, but only time will tell.. I feel, without knowing, that the wheels are coming off. Interpret that how you will, but the future doesn’t seem to be that comforting. It would be nice to have a playbook of what the future will bring, but like most of the mortals here, I don’t really know.

    • wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

      “The only thing that I think to myself is: “keep your powder dry.”” –CS

      In a metaphorical sense, right?

      The things that are coming cannot in any way be fended off by the use of firearms. Clinging to your guns and religion only provides the illusion of security and comfort in times of change.

      Losers McCain and Romney (and a triumphant Obama), taught us that.

      • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm #

        Indeed there is no political solution to a spiritual problem, but as Al Capone once said, A kind word and a gun will get you through life better than a kind word alone.

        • wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

          If you are are not shot yourself.

          More Than 500 People Were Shot In America During the Week After Orlando
          The massacre at Pulse nightclub was the beginning of a typically bloody week in the U.S.

          thetrace.org/2016/06/everyday-gun-violence-orlando-pulse-nightclub-shooting/

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

          If you want to know who your father is, you can do all kinds of scientific tests – or you can ask your mother. She knows. This is the descending process of knowledge, mouth to willing ear. Thus we must rely on the Scriptures to tell us about God and his Nature.

          I know, I know – what if your mother doesn’t know either? But God isn’t a lying crack whore or meth trailer trash. God is God and He doesn’t lie. This is the circular method. I believe in God because the Scriptures say so. And I believe in the Scriptures because God spoke them. Ultimately all knowledge and faith come from within. No man can doubt his own Self. These other things just elicit what is already there, much like a catalyst in chemistry.

      • capt spaulding June 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm #

        I meant it exactly the way I wrote it. I’ll meet anyone on even ground. I’m not some kind if kill crazy monster, but I’m not an idiot either.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

          Yes, we must bring back the code duello. There are gaps in the justice system. An asshole can torment someone for years and stay within the letter of the law. That must end.

          As Shakespeare alluded, God will strengthen the hand of the Just and he may triumph over the thug and hired sword even as David triumphed over both the lion and the giant, Goliath.

        • wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

          Oh, I see. You are one of those who believe in “self-defense”

          University of British Columbia neuroscientist Evan Thompson has confirmed there’s nothing that corresponds to the sense that there’s an unchanging self.

          But it’s a free country. You can spend your money on guns and ammunition to defend a “self” which does not exist. Good luck.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

            If the self doesn’t exist, you don’t exist either. So why do you care about this or anything else?

          • Frankiti June 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

            Goebbels, just as there exists the “self” that you present here, there exists the “self” that your adopted parents know, the “self” your estranged children know, and the “self” that your former wife, who is now a mister, knows. There is no one Goebbels Skorzeny… all smoke and mirrors.

  35. Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

    A couple of recent interviews worth a listen and a rant worth a read:

    Chris Martenson, that cheerful herald of decline, speaks with Dmitry Orlov on his Warning From Russia. Orlov’s puffery has grown to the point where he is in danger of becoming a caricature of himself, but he is still entertaining and delivers a timely message in light of the recent NATO exercises within 40 miles of St. Petersburg. The provocation has not been lost on the German Foreign Minister although it appears Merkel plans to renew sanctions. We can only pray the fissures flourish. The bottom line: Russia has been invaded before to the detriment and destruction of the invader, and this time will not be different – with one very large caveat: nuclear exchange leading to mutual assured destruction. The neo-cons are insane enough to test this scenario.

    Orlov goes on to chat about negative interest rates and the definition of money which segue nicely to Greg Hunter’s interview of Jim Sinclair and Bill Holter. Yeah, they’re goldbugs but even goldbugs can cogently and insightfully deconstruct NIRP and markets. Hunter manages not to interrupt too much.

    The cherry on top has to be Quinn’s Burning Platform paean to his hometown, Philadelphia: 30 Blocks of Dog Shit and Sugar Taxes. Pithy, acerbic observations at the intersection of macroeconomics, street life and local politics.

    • wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm #

      Nero passed his time playing the cithara. We pass our time reading pithy, acerbic observations. What a farce of an emergency!

    • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

      Russia will roll over them with its Tank army. NATO would have to resort to tactical nukes to stop them. And is there a big difference between tactical nukes and nuke nukes that nuke cites on the other side of the world? Rhetorical question. NO.

      • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 5:19 pm #

        Depends on what you mean by BIG. There’s a big difference between ton and megaton.

        1 Ton of TNT = 4,184,000 kilojoule, 3,966,000 BTU

        1 megaton = 4,184,000,000,000 kilojoule 3,966,000,000,000 BTU
        (Or 3,086,000,000,000,000 ft lbs… how many ft lbs in Mike Tyson’s punch?)

        With a tactical nuke there is simply less energy.

        Multi-megaton warheads take out cities.

        • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

          atomicarchive.com/Effects/effects1.shtml

          Excerpt below puts the joules and BTUs into perspective (never mind the radiation):

          1 bomb with a yield of 1 megaton would destroy 80 square miles. While 8 bombs, each with a yield of 125 kilotons, would destroy 160 square miles. This relationship is one reason for the development of delivery systems that could carry multiple warheads (MIRVs).

          Wikipedia has a discussion of tactical nukes.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

          Yes, but just the fact of using them may open the Pandora’s box of nuclear weapons in general. If a Russian tank army is annihilated, don’t be surprised to “see” ICBMs coming over the Pole towards the continental United Sates. Or more likely perhaps, from submerged subs of our coasts, which suddenly no longer defend us but in fact allow the perfect means of concealment for an Enemy.

          • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm #

            Absolutely, the notion that the USA is buffered by two large oceans is passé.

            If NATO takes the first step and deploys tacticals, to paraphrase Orlov in the interview, Russia uses strategic to eliminate Chicago. Then asks the USA, well? Do you wish Dallas and LA next? Or do you stand down and get the heck out of our face?

            What is astounding is that these thoughts are real and not just the musings of anonymous little people chatting on the internet. This is as real as it gets. They and we have the weapons and nobody is just kidding.

            Defeating Hilary may very well be a matter of species survival. I don’t care if it’s Bernie or Jill of Gary or Donald. She and her neocons must be stopped, tried, and jailed.

  36. Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 3:34 pm #

    Loretta Lynch: We’ll never know what motivated the Orlando shooter. Utterly fatuous. She also made a ham handed attempt to redact Islam and ISIS out of the transcript of the calls Mateen made to the police. Even the FBI thought that was ridiculous and didn’t go along with it.

    Conclusion? She’s an affirmative action hire, incompetent and completely tied to the powers that put her where she is. There is zero chance she will do anything to bring Hillary Clinton to justice.

    • San Jose June 21, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

      Loretta Lynch via Janos: “We’ll never know what motivated the Orlando shooter.”

      I just read an interesting article by Camille Pecastaing at the Hoover Institution, called, “Orlando: An Act of Shockism.”

      She writes that social outcasts in search of acknowledgement have framed their lethal performance in Islamist terms–kind of an obscene symbiosis in the universe of provocateurs.

      “Each generation produces cliques of teenagers and young adults who adopt provocative behaviors to offend those around them.”

      What do you think?

      Jen

      • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

        Sounds like she’s lost her edge or maybe she was always this deluded outside her area of specialty. In other words, is trying to revision jihad into pop culture or Western rituals of rebellion?

        Devout Muslim men have always desired to die in the Way of Allah or in the performance of Jihad. This is what he said he was doing and this is what he did. Why doubt the man himself? Did being Gay lead him to do this? Who can say? Forgiveness of sins is promised to those who die as martyrs. Plenty of straights die as martyrs as well.

        Did you get my post last week about the San Jose riot where the Klan (La Raza) Police Chief allowed his co-ethnics to savage Trump supporters at will? You are well behind enemy lines.

        • San Jose June 22, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

          Where do you suggest that I move? My Swedish is rusty these days.

          Jen

          • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

            Huh? You’re out in Left Field. Sweden has already fallen. They’re worse off than you are in many areas. Every White nation is being over run. Iceland kicked out the bankers, but did they stop race replacement? No.

      • malthuss June 21, 2016 at 10:44 pm #

        ‘provocative behaviors’ —shooting 100 queers is now just a ‘provocative behavior.’

        Sounds reductionist, at best. Playing psychiatrist at her worst.

  37. wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Hillary Clinton will be brought to justice. JHK is doing his part by educating people on just who Hillary is:

    “One of the Secretary of State’s duties is to approve weapons sales to foreign countries. During her three years at State, Hillary signed off on $165 billion worth of sales by private commercial arms contractors to Clinton Foundation foreign donors. On top of that was an additional $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that gave to the Clinton Foundation. It also happened that the weapons contractors themselves and companies connected financially to them made substantial donations to the Clinton foundation — and paid whopping speaking fees to Hillary’s husband ex-president Bill, during her years at State.”

    Jill Stein/Green Party 2016
    http://www.jill2016.com

  38. wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

    “If the self doesn’t exist, you don’t exist either. So why do you care about this or anything else?” –Janos

    In an endlessly vast universe, the “long emergency” is meaningless. Lighten up. The neuroscientists are confirming “self-defense” is not defending a “self.” It is all leela, a meaningless play of energy. This video may give you some perspective:

    Carl Sagan – You Are Here (Pale Blue Dot)

    youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I

    “For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.” ? Blaise Pascal

    I don’t buy guns to defend “my self” because I am nothing. Nothingness is my nature.

    • elysianfield June 21, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

      “I don’t buy guns to defend “my self” because I am nothing.”

      What of others, then…wife, husband parents children, Jill Stein…would you defend them from evil? We’re not talking the “Debbil” here, just garden-variety predators…those evil banalities….

      • wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

        Elysianfield, the real “problem of evil” is we tend to believe it exists. Politicians use it promiscuously (“the axis of evil”).

        If you are religious I would ask you why a just and loving God permits evil and the hideous suffering it entails to prevail so often, or even—if they shift the blame to us (because God gave man free will to sin)—why God couldn’t have created a human nature that would not so readily choose genocide and torture?

        If you are scientifically minded, then you should know that neuroscience has pretty much eliminated the idea of evil. Those who commit acts of cruelty, murder, and torture are just victims themselves—of a faulty part in the head that might fall under factory warranty if the brain were a car.

        So, no. No evil. No killing of those labeled evil. No killing for self-defense. No killing for defense of others. We are going to die one way or another… but we do not have to kill. All those “war heroes” in the civil war who fought and died to protect their families… where are those families now? In the graveyard, killers and victims alike. Killing is senseless. Dying is inevitable.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm #

          If dying is inevitable, why not make the Evil Ones die, that righteousness may prevail on Earth? This is Krishna’s conclusion in the Bhagavad Gita.

        • elysianfield June 22, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

          “If you are scientifically minded, then you should know that neuroscience has pretty much eliminated the idea of evil”

          Wpac,
          Sorry, but no. They may have eliminated the “idea”, but not the reality…

          “give it a name…”
          Things to do in Denver when you’re dead

    • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

      The Woo-Woo defense.

      WPA has been hitting the sauce again while reading Millay and Dickinson.

      Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the face. (Tyson)

      • Frankiti June 21, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

        Now that was funny.

      • wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm #

        In the long run, as Keynes reminded us, the puncher and the punchee both end up in the same place. Whether you make it to the cemetery as age 50 or at age 70 matters little. 20 years is a blink of the eye from a geologic time perspective in the existence of the universe. So one lives a nanosecond longer. BFD.

        • elysianfield June 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

          “Keynes reminded us”

          Keynes? Where the hell? I’ve read Keynes, and, as an economist, on this subject he did not elaborate. Did you mean Darwin?

    • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 11:08 pm #

      “Nothingness is my nature.”

      “Who taught you to hate yourself. ” Malcolm X

  39. Frankiti June 21, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    youtube.com/watch?v=yI2oS2hoL0k

    “Red crosses on wooden doors
    And if you float you burn
    Loose talk around tables
    Abandon all reason
    Avoid all eye contact
    Do not react
    Shoot the messengers”

    Or disable the messenger’s server…

  40. wpa_ccc June 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    ““My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do.” –Hillary Clinton

    “During her three years at State, Hillary signed off on $165 billion worth of sales by private commercial arms contractors to Clinton Foundation foreign donors.” –JHK

    Praise the Lord! Pass the ammunition! Kill the neighbors!

    • Florida Power June 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm #

      And if it comes down to Trump versus Hilary? Now that Bernie is bernt toast…
      Who was vocally, publicly against the Iraq adventure?
      Who has recently said NATO is obsolete?

      There is only one imperative this Fall: Hilary must be defeated.

    • JimInFlorida June 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      Even the Devil can cite Scripture if it serves his agenda. Hillary Rodan, the Flying Lizard, is Satan’s parrot.

      Hillary criminal energy reminds me of a story from the Bhagavad Gita. Chapter 16 Daivasura Sampada Yoga specifically. Krishna is explaining the traits of demoniac people LIKE HILLARY and compares them to jackals and vultures.

      [Krishna is already speaking]
      , “…. Their teachings are like the teachings of the vulture and the jackal, who both speak very learned words. One day a beautiful young boy died in the forest. The family came to the forest to perform the last rites. The jackal told the family that they should stay there, whereas the vulture tried to convince them to go home.

      The purpose of both of them was to simply eat the body because the vulture eats during the day and the jackal eats at night. In this way demoniac people speak philosophy just to achieve their own ends. ”

      [Skipping ahead, Krisha continues],

      “Following such conclusions the demoniac who have no intelligence, engage in horrible works meant to destroy the world. Taking shelter of insatiable lust and absorbed in conceit and false prestige, the bewildered demons take vows to engage in impious activities. Due to illusion they fix ideas for sense gratification in their minds. They never decide upon their goals by shastra. Thus they take foolish vows. Such desires are like vicious crocodiles, and will destroy them.

      They believe that to gratify the senses is the prime necessity of human civilization. Even if they read shastra they conclude that life’s goal is to enjoy. Unto the end of life, their anxieties are immeasureable. Bound by a network of hundreds and thousands of desires and absorbed in lust and anger, they secure money by illegal means for sense gratification. When they obtain such illegal money, these demons think:

      “So much wealth do I have today, and I will gain more according to my schemes. So much is mine now, and it will increase in the future, more and more. He is my enemy and I have killed him, and my other enemies will also be killed. I am the lord of everything. I am the enjoyer. I am perfect, powerful and happy. I am the richest man, surrounded by aristocratic relatives. There is none so powerful and happy as I. I shall perform sacrifices by my own power, and thus I will go to heaven. I will enjoy with the apsaras there, and kiss them and enjoy.”

      In this way such persons are deluded by ignorance. They become too strongly attached to sense enjoyment and fall down into hell. Self-complacent and always impudent, they want big titles and mahapuja. They perform sacrifices to cheat others. They concoct processes of religion. They concoct deities and new mantras. Deluded by wealth and false prestige, they try to impress others and collect great wealth. They sometimes proudly perform sacrifices in name only, without following any rules and regulations. Bewildered by false ego, strength, pride, lust and anger these demons envy Me as well as the Vedas. They are envious and use improper logic to find fault in the Vedas and Myself.

      [Arjuna]: What is the fate of such people?

      [Krishna]: Those envious rascals, who are the lowest among men, will never become free. I throw them into violent, demoniac species of life. They act in those species according to their own nature, and thus they go to hell.

      [Arjuna]: Is there any chance that after many births these souls will become purified and then freed?

      [Krishna]: After misusing their human birth, these foolish people go down and take animal births, and cannot get out. There is no hope for them. Not only do they not attain Me, but they will not even attain a good birth. The Vedas confirm this.

      Written THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO and still applies now, more than ever.

  41. bukowskisghost June 21, 2016 at 11:23 pm #

    Skorenzy, you remind me of Theodor Adorno on bad acid…..very bad acid.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 12:09 am #

      Indeed, again and again I shall throw you into demoniac wombs. You are nitya baddha – eternally bound.

  42. stelmosfire June 21, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

    What should I do? Hillary is a lying, cunning, piece of armadillo doo. Trump is a blowhard with an errant message. ???? My head spins and spins. I think I’ll go in the garden and eat some worms.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 12:13 am #

      You seem destined to be reborn as one of the little people of the forest – a raccoon in other words. In the meantime, vote the blowhard. An obnoxious person is not automatically immoral any more than having a poor writing style makes one a liar. Indeed, the NY Times lies with beautiful prose and Bill Clinton is a charming scumbag.

  43. Q. Shtik June 21, 2016 at 11:45 pm #

    Got back Sunday from a vacation in Calif and caught up with the 597 comments on last week’s blog thread. Had several big yuks, the loudest in relation to the Martha Stewart recipes comment by Cold N. Holefield.

    BTW, Trump take note: I conclude from the vast Calif orchards and produce acreage that the Mexicans we shall always have with us. No way Whites and Blacks can handle the workload without them.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 12:23 am #

      Nonsense. We’ll breed a race of White dwarves to replace them. And/or robots for the crops that they can handle. I will be the advocate for this new race and will forbid any renaissance of the sport of dwarf tossing.

  44. Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 12:42 am #

    Anyone still doubt that White Genocide is on the table of the Elite? Something I picked up on Daily Stormer. Check out the google images of “young White kids”: the second picture has a Black kid in it. And something like the fourth picture is all Blacks. Most of the pictures are not of White kids. Compare this with “young Black kids” – all Black kids. Try again: Chinese kids, Indian kids, etc – same thing. What should be there. Only Whites are made to disappear and not have the right to stand alone.

    Utterly damning.

    • malthuss June 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

      You are correct.

      And one image was of [predictably] a Blonde with a negro. right up against each other.

      ((( google)))

  45. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 12:51 am #

    “It is we, not the Americans, who are loosing the patience in relation to the situation in Syria”, told reporters on Monday the chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov.

    Earlier, US Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Russia and Syrian President Bashar Assad that, while they demanded strict observance of the cease-fire throughout the territory of Syria, the Syrian government forces continued the operation to capture Aleppo.

    He also said that “Russia should understand that our patience is not unlimited.”

    Gerasimov said that the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation for three months has directed to US side the coordinates of Islamic State and en-Nusra targets, but “American partners to date can not decide where the legitimate opposition is, and where are the werewolves of international terrorist organizations.”

    “As a result the terrorists in Syria are actively rebuilding their forces, and the situation is heating up again, but it can’t continue indefinitely” – the general said.

    • JimInFlorida June 22, 2016 at 8:05 am #

      Why? WHY? Why do Russian official persist in addressing the Imperial ZOG in Washington as, “our partners?”

      STOP CALLING THE U.S. “our partners” !!! Stop it! It is a psychological neutering device and makes the foolish error of thinking that Washington will view Moscow as an equal partner.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 8:37 am #

        ‘Cause you are partners, you admit it or not.

        Two destinies, Russian and American, are linked together for over 200 years now.

        • JimInFlorida June 22, 2016 at 10:11 am #

          I agree in principle. That the world should be a U.S.-Russia condominium. A cooperative venture where each enforces the rules of civilization upon their respective clients and for the good of the masses. The kind of good relations that 19th century America and Russia enjoyed.

          BUT… PNAC Washington wants it all.

          Until the Deep State is overthrown, Moscow will have to err on the side of suspicion and let Washington know that a “partnership” will NOT be a one-way street.

  46. fodase June 22, 2016 at 8:49 am #

    Trump is a blowhard with an errant message

    So what’s the wrong part of his message?

    Guess you’re averse to common sense.

    Anyway, list us some things wrong with his message.

    On a side note, wpa is right, there is no such thing as evil.

    Except White evil, of course.

  47. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 8:51 am #

    Twenty-second of June

    Twenty-second of June
    Four o’clock in the morning
    Kiev was bombed, we were told,
    That the war has begun.

    The war began at dawn,
    To kill more people.
    Parents slept, slept their children,
    When Kiev began to bomb.

    The peacetime is over,
    We need to go.
    I’m leaving and I promise
    To be faithful forever.

    Remember Hans and Fritz
    Soon will come the hour
    We will rip your lousy head,
    You will remember us.

    youtube.com/watch?v=3O6pnsfn5ig

  48. fodase June 22, 2016 at 9:01 am #

    finca, how hard is it to get citizenship where you are?
    what’s the time involved?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 9:13 am #

      I think you can get a “green card” in about 2 – 3 months and 1,000 – 1,500 US (not sure, depend on the lawyer) – renewable every year (just to get more money).

      Citizenship – not sure, but normally 3 years, i think, much more rapidly if you pay extra.

      Sorry, don’t have exact info, haven’t dealt with it for a long time.

  49. malthuss June 22, 2016 at 10:57 am #

    What about the hackers who got into Clintons emails?
    what did they find?

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      It’s not what the Guccifer-2 found, it’s what the Russian FSB did by following Guccifer after he tried to hack into he Kremlin site.

      And they got plenty, including “destroyed emails”. The question is if the American DOJ is willing to use it.

      But technically, FSB didn’t break the law and didn’t hack into HC or DNC servers, they got it off the Guccifer comp.

      • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 11:45 am #

        And pleeeeese, nobody tell me “Ah, how lucky for FSB!”. Just remember the definition of what “is” is and what “sexual relationships” are.

  50. wpa_ccc June 22, 2016 at 11:10 am #

    Trump is a blowhard with an errant message

    Trump is not seriously running for president. His campaign is a disaster. His malfeasance is off the charts.

    Trump has lied about being wealthy. He will never release his tax returns. His campaign is flat broke. He is stealing the money donated for his campaign for his own personal benefit.

    Trump’s fundraising reports show he’s used about $6 million in campaign money to pay his own companies and family members.
    The spending includes a $423,000 May payment to Mar-a-Lago, the private club in Florida that serves as his vacation home, and enough Trump-branded bottled water to fill a bathtub.

    He has no message other than hate. He is a corrupt racist liar and a thief who is conning people to donate to his “campaign”

    • Q. Shtik June 22, 2016 at 11:35 am #

      Jill Stein is a flunky. Being the Green Party candidate for prez is merely a time occupying activity, like belonging to a book club. It helps to “improve her mind” and makes her feel good about herself.

      Hillary, on the other hand, is seriously consumed with political ambition from cradle to grave.

  51. Q. Shtik June 22, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    We are less than a day from the Brexit vote. I hope they vote to “Leave” but I doubt they will. People generally fear changing the status quo.

    I prefer all things breaking into smaller units………becoming more granular.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm #

      Like smashing your “family jewels” in a door jam?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm #

        Yes, what would you do without dictators to identify with and power politics to gloat over? Putin’s jewels really belong to you, right?

        You have an authoritarian personality.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

      Tragically true. Most humans are grazers. Right when bold action is required, they’re going to keep chewing the chewed. Now finish the thought: Democracy is thus contra-indicated for Homo Sapiens. If you want bold action and innovation, you’re talking about an Elitist venture, both in terms of leaders and those who voted them in.

  52. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 11:55 am #

    The “ClusterFuckNaion” should copyright he word “Wargasm” and sell it to Trump campaign for pretty penny.

  53. Cavepainter June 22, 2016 at 11:58 am #

    My, my, my; seems to be the critical flaw in the human psyche that a preponderant portion of the population at any given time will cling to the most fanciful denial of empirical evidence. No wonder that religions and Disney Land remain such marketing empires. Today’s Liberal Left, no different (label no longer having connection to “liberal” as came to be applied to the great minds of the Enlightenment). No throwing of virgins into volcanoes, true, but the secular faith of PC correctness is no less fanciful and obtuse to objective reality, subsequently the Left’s refusal to accept that there are significant and contentious differences between cultures and societal beliefs. OK, OK, you on the Left win; forsaken will be all scholarship on the subjects of zoology, anthropology, psychology, sociology, archaeology ….uh, well…let’s just say the scientific process altogether. There goes Western Culture which has brought humanity out of mysticism toward a higher, more rational concept of civilization. That way we can cling to the cuddly cute fantasy that had not Western Culture prevailed we’d all be cum-bah-yah. Right?

    • wpa_ccc June 22, 2016 at 12:26 pm #

      “There goes Western Culture which has brought humanity out of mysticism toward a higher, more rational concept of civilization.”

      Haha. That’s a good one: western “culture”!

      Each major developmental turning point in Europe was informed by the assimilation of Eastern inventions (e.g. ideas, technologies and institutions) from the more advanced East across the Eastern-led global economy between 500 and 1800.

      The construction of European identity after 1453 led to imperialism, through which Europeans appropriated many Eastern resources (land, labour and markets) in a most uncivilized manner, killing and enslaving millions of people.

      If it wasn’t for the west stealing from Eastern civilization, there would never have been a western “culture,” a perverted immoral culture of death, slavery, and torture.

      • Q. Shtik June 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm #

        Wpa doing what he does best: stirring the pot.

        • wpa_ccc June 22, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

          Welcome back, Q.

        • wpa_ccc June 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

          Cavepainter’s statement was just downright offensive and ignorant.

          That way we can cling to the cuddly cute fantasy that had not Western Culture prevailed we’d all be cum-bah-yah. Right?

          Western Culture run by whites no less.

        • stelmosfire June 23, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

          Are you referring to the “ONE” whose name shall not be mentioned? I am a fool but not easily fooled! I see the black man in the mud hut whenever I peruse Wpa;s comments.

      • Cavepainter June 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

        Typical of such selective reading of history; always ends up being just another shaggy back to Eden story. Ironically, the so called Left (label derived from the “free thought” that distinguished the Enlightenment) wishes to contend that had any other culture come into technological preeminence as did Western Culture then humanity would be back in Eden except with better toys. Now, c’mon, human behavior being what it is manifest with those of the most ruthless ambitions always worming their way to power positions. Only Western Culture’s evolved ideas of democratic government structure and process have incorporated check-mate features against the various “isms” of belief that inevitably result. Your hosannas to the Left’s meme has about as much sagacity as televangelism.

      • pequiste June 23, 2016 at 12:24 am #

        And drinking from the chamber pot.

  54. wpa_ccc June 22, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

    “When all civilization is ascribed to the [Europeans], the claim is the same one which any anthropologist can hear any day from primitive tribes – only they tell the story of themselves. They too believe that all that is important in the world begins and ends with them . . .

    We smile when such claims are made [by primitive tribes], but ridicule might just as well be turned against ourselves . . .

    Provincialism may rewrite history and play up only the achievements of the historian’s own group, but it remains provincialism.”

    –Ruth Benedict

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

      Us? She considered herself a White of Western Culture? Like hell. She was just prepping her readers for the assault she and her kind intended to launch in the near future.

    • Q. Shtik June 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

      primitive tribes – They too believe that all that is important in the world begins and ends with them . . .

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

      I have often noted this phenomenon in relation to pizza. Everyone believes the best pizza in the world is made in their little hick hometown………. and the pizza parlor (usually named Sal’s) was the very first in the US.

  55. wpa_ccc June 22, 2016 at 1:12 pm #

    “Many of us even grew up believing that this West has [an autonomous] genealogy, according to which ancient Greece begat Rome, Rome begat Christian Europe, Christian Europe begat the Renaissance, the Renaissance the Enlightenment, the Enlightenment political democracy and the industrial revolution.

    Industry, crossed with democracy, in turn yielded the United States, embodying the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness . . .

    This is misleading, first, because it turns history into a moral success story, a race in time in which each [Western] runner of the race passes on the torch of liberty to the next relay. History is thus converted into a tale about the furtherance of virtue, about how the virtuous [i.e. the West] win out over the bad guys [the East].”

    –Eric Wolf

    • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

      Wolf? You’re on a roll. How about a quote now by Traitor Zinn?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 22, 2016 at 2:57 pm #

        If we have a Trader Joes why can’t we have a Traitor Zinns? Can someone answer me that?

        • Q. Shtik June 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm #

          Can someone answer me that? – Janos

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

          No, I can’t, but speaking of Trader Joe’s (note the apostrophe, it’s possessive) we were in the Trader Joe’s in Monterey, CA and my wife who has shopped in virtually every supermarket known to man tells me this was the finest TJ’s……… large, spread out, clean, orderly, vast selection, cheap booze/wine.

    • Florida Power June 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm #

      WPA — your LP has a scratch. Lift the needle.

      Niall Ferguson delivered a TED talk a while back on The Great Divergence (the fact that Europe flourished compared with The East beginning roughly around 1500 peaking in about 1970). He has a few credentials so we are obliged to pay attention. He states that imperialism is too easy an answer, and posits instead 6 “killer apps” to use a modern metaphor: 1. Competition 2. Scientific Revolution 3. Property Rights 4. Modern Medicine 5. Consumer Society 6. Work Ethic.

      There is a youtube version which might add an LP or two to your collection and just maybe move the needle a little bit away from the Whites Are Evil meme. Your snippet above contained no reference to the Scientific Revolution, for example. Yes, I know, the White Man stole it all from Egypt, who had stolen it from the great civilizations of sub-Saharan Africa. OK, now that we got that out of the way, consider the canon of Western music. Ever wonder why so many Easterners apply themselves to this? I’ll wager you’ll find more Chinese, Japanese, and Indians touring concert stages around the world playing Bach, Bartok, Mozart, Brahms, and on and on than you’ll find global patronage of those nationalities’ indigenous music. This is not to denigrate Chinese, Japanese, or Indian “serious” music by any means, but the fact is in the serious music world The Western Canon is, to be blunt, superior, and is considered such by it’s non-Western practitioners. There really are standards of the Good, the True, and The Beautiful, and there really is something called Civilization that is distinct from “Culture” and that no amount of moral relativism can obscure.

  56. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 3:53 pm #

    Yet another close encounter between US and Russian pilots in Syria

    According to the report, Russian Sukhoi Su-24s were bombing US-backed Syrian rebels, allegedly with 500-pound bombs and cluster munitions. Armed US Navy F/A-18 Hornets were diverted to the area after two rounds of strikes, but the Russians ignored their hails, which came on a mutually agreed upon, pilot-to-pilot frequency. When the US fighters left the area to refuel, the Russian aircraft went back to bombing the rebel positions.

    autoblog.com/2016/06/21/american-intercept-russian-bombers/

    According to Russian rumors, this “misunderstanding” was attended by Russian fighters and S-400, which by the radar intercepts politely explained the American fighters, that they are in someone else’s air space and it’s a time to leave the party. Moreover, other unconfirmed rumors tell that Shoigu flew to Syria to personally ensure the smooth flow of information and command needed to run attack against the airfield from which fighters can take off on a mission to shoot down Russian planes in the Syrian sky.

  57. fodase June 22, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

    really pathetic to see people like wpa so filled with hate for the truth about themselves

    they are the haters, nonstop and everywhere, to the point of physical violence, viz. the democrat braindead violent supporters at President Trump’s rallies

    folks, wpa would love to bring in millions of unassimilable muslims who will endanger your families, cf. Orlando, cf. Belgium, cf. Paris, cf. San Bernadino

    we commonsense supporter would actually protect your speech, loathsome as it is, while you would have people banned from speaking who disagree with you

    you are execrable and your time is finished

    onto the marxist dungheap of history with you and your sorry ilk, you belong nowhere in a civilized world

    • Q. Shtik June 22, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

      you and your sorry [ilk] – fodase

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

      one of the largest species in the deer family

      • JimInFlorida June 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm #

        The elk are hanging their heads in shame at being associated with wpa and her comments.

        What kind of person actively celebrates the undermining of good social order to satisfy the decrees of an alien political demigod i.e. DIVERSITY?

        New Leftism IS the disease but, it’s better to unpack the psychosis that guides its precepts. Then we might understand why wpa is the way she is. Are there any psychologists in the house??? Dust off your vintage DSM-I because you may have to go back that far to find the tools to formulate a correct diagnosis.

        • messianicdruid June 23, 2016 at 11:33 pm #

          I offer a quote; “Those that hate Me love death.”

  58. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 4:12 pm #

    My conspiracy theory regarding the coup d’etat by Hillary Clinton has a major flaw – it is unverifiable, since Hillary is not going to declare herself Bastinda the Great and Terrible, and it is it impossible to establish that as a result of the coup decisions are made by her simply by watching the action from the outside, beyond even the White House – according to my theory after the coup White House is no longer a place where decision are being made, but within a narrow circle around the person making those decisions.

    And then as if in answer to my thoughts Vice President Biden decides to give an answer to the officials of the State Department, who have required(!!!) that President Obama launched another war in Syria, in addition to the three or four wars that he is already engaged in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Ukraine.

    And, in response to the demarche of the State Department, US Vice President Biden described how he objected to the intervention in Libya, in 2011, citing the argument that overthrowing Gaddafi, the State Department will transform Libya into a perfect petri dish for ISIS.

    As for verifiability, I want to answer to that with a question:

    What’s the point in case of successful provocation to strike New York or Washington, if the decision to bomb was made not there, but say in Riyadh or Berlin?

  59. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    Is Hillary a Burnt Toast?

    As ballots are counted, Hillary Clinton’s California lead shrinks

    latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-as-ballots-are-counted-hillary-1466528996-htmlsto…

    It becomes more and more clear that Orlando gay massacre has actually targeted Bastinda and the War Party.

    I was mistaken by thinking it was a smoke-screen set by Hillary to conceal her Coup d’etat.

  60. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm #

    WE SHALL OVERCOME!!

    youtube.com/watch?v=QhnPVP23rzo

  61. FincaInTheMountains June 22, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

    The news tape is just filled with wonderful news:

    The scandal over the Hillary Clinton donor tapped for a national security board, explained

    vox.com/2016/6/22/11910312/hillary-clinton-donors-isab

    After DNC attack, hacker Guccifer 2.0 claims Hillary Clinton ‘dossier’ leak

    foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/21/after-dnc-attack-hacker-guccifer-2-0-releases-hillary-clinton-dossier.ht…

    Just for a good measure!

  62. fodase June 22, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    ilk
    Origin

    Old English ilca ‘same,’ of Germanic origin; related to alike.

    “Ecce homo, ergo elk.”

    Some people have made the mistake of seeing Shunt’s work as a load of rubbish about railway timetables, but clever people like me, who talk loudly in restaurants, see this as a deliberate ambiguity, a plea for understanding in a mechanized world. The points are frozen, the beast is dead. What is the difference? What indeed is the point? The point is frozen, the beast is late out of Paddington. The point is taken. If La Fontaine’s elk would spurn Tom Jones the engine must be our head, the dining car our oesophagus, the guard’s van our left lung, the cattle truck our shins, the first-class compartment the piece of skin at the nape of the neck and the level crossing an electric elk called Simon. The clarity is devastating. But where is the ambiguity? It’s over there in a box. Shunt is saying the 8.15 from Gillingham when in reality he means the 8.13 from Gillingham. The train is the same only the time is altered. Ecce homo, ergo elk. La Fontaine knew his sister and knew her bloody well. The point is taken, the beast is moulting, the fluff gets up your nose. The illusion is complete; it is reality, the reality is illusion and the ambiguity is the only truth. But is the truth, as Hitchcock observes, in the box? No there isn’t room, the ambiguity has put on weight. The point is taken, the elk is dead, the beast stops at Swindon, Chabrol stops at nothing, I’m having treatment and La Fontaine can get knotted.

    Thank you Florida Power for your wonderful wordistry – There really are standards of the Good, the True, and The Beautiful, and there really is something called Civilization that is distinct from “Culture” and that no amount of moral relativism can obscure.

    • Florida Power June 23, 2016 at 11:04 am #

      Fodase – you are welcome. Very curious passage above re ilk/elk.

      Ferguson touches on the North America/South America divergence in his discussion of property rights. You are experiencing first hand the fruits of that divergence. I represent multinational manufacturers of high-voltage power equipment and regularly interact with and have friends from Latin America. I recall when one retired from Toronto to move back to Rio and related how one afternoon he was having lunch and bandits burst in and robbed everyone at gunpoint. So it’s not just the USA! Provided material for a State Oil Co of Venezuela project some years ago… I think Chavez was still alive. A total cluster on the ground. No one from the US contractor wanted to go because the word was if you showed any competence they’d confiscate your passport. The workers would show up mid-morning, maybe work an hour, take a lunch break, and then go to a protest rally in the afternoon. Material had a way of growing legs and disappearing from the work sites. I don’t think they ever got the stations built. Another colleague born in Chile of German parents refers to the mañana zone — all of Central America. Ferguson would never refer to race as causative, and indeed who really knows? But somehow there is a big difference and it is hilarious now to endure the insults directed at Anglos from those South of the border speaking the language of their European Conquerors.

  63. Despatch from HQ INGSOC June 23, 2016 at 7:38 am #

    Ivan Steel
    Minister of Agitation & Chaos (MinAC)
    HQ INGSOC
    Airstrip 2

    Comrades!

    Revolutionary forces are gathering in Cleveland, Ohio, at the RNC, rallying with BLM Cadres. Let us show these reactionary non citizens what Revolution really means; let them feel the full measure of revolutionary violence. Yes comrades, the time has arrived to crush the last measure of white, American traditional opposition. Crush them like grapes! Grind them into fine dust! White privilege must end now if we are to make our way forward into a utopian future, a wonderful future, Heaven on Earth! Show no weakness when dealing with these lice, this vermin! The time is now Comrades, take your revenge! Our glorious future depends on you!

    Ivan Steel
    MinAC
    HQ INGSOC
    Airstrip 2

    • JimInFlorida June 23, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

      Comrade Ivan,

      We here at MiniLuv are standing by and ready to receive all uncolor thoughtcriminals from the Cleveland rebellion against BB. Emmanuel Trumpstein and all crimethinkers will be liberated from their errors.

      Our tutors in Room 101 are from Aztlan and are specially trained to cure uncolor non-persons. Uncolor non-persons will repent, learn crimestop, and offer their unmales to preferred male persons of color for breeding. We guarantee 100% cure for these rebels.

      In the name of BB, go forth and quell this rebellion! MiniLuv will wash the uncolor out of them and make them fit to live in Airstrip 2.

      Boris Badenov
      Region 6 Airstrip 2
      MiniLuv – Mental Health Division

      cc: BB HQ-INGSOC

  64. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    Bernie Sanders: “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee.”

    Most of the media have interpreted these words as his willingness to lie down under Hillary Clinton, although in fact he just declined to answer the question of whether he is preparing the speech on the Convention, which will convince delegates and super-delegates to nominate him, rather than Hillary Clinton. He referred to the fact that most likely he simply will not be given the podium and therefore not particularly straining to prepare speeches.

    And if so, and he will not be given the podium and will not put his candidacy to a vote, it will be purely concrete fake of the elections results and the coup. Especially when he gave such a detailed description of tricks, with help of which Hillary Clinton stole his nomination … I doubt very much that someone of his supporters will vote for Hillary.

    Meanwhile, the main Hillary Clinton’s IT-man during interrogation 125 times took the Fifth. A group of FBI officers claims that the security system of Hillary Clinton was disabled on purpose so the ISIS hackers could get information from it.

    If after that she still becomes president, the United States can be safely assumed to be a crypto-colony of Saudi Arabia.

    youtube.com/watch?v=jx4qfHZRy4c

    • JimInFlorida June 23, 2016 at 11:26 am #

      It’s all too obvious that Bernie was never serious about running in the beginning. His actions showed him acting as a Stalking Horse to make Hillary look better. I’m sure he was astonished at the support he wasn’t expecting and decided to actually run… albeit too late.

      When he denied any interest in Hillary’s damned e-mails, he either didn’t understand what e-mails were all about (given his age) or, he was affirming his role as sparring partner at the time.

      Even when Bernie finally realized that he had a chance, he never would take aim at the multitude of soft targets all over the Flying Lizard’s body. His campaign manager never got the memo that Bernie was in this race, for real, and kept holding him back.

      Alas, Bernie squandered his one and only chance to destroy Hillary and ride the wave of popular support to the nomination. Most likely, Hillary’s Goons reminded Bernie of all the dead bodies that littered the Clinton Crime Syndicate path to power; going all the way back to Arkansas.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 2:26 pm #

        Probably doesn’t really matter. Bernie said White don’t know what it means to be poor – a despicable lie that shows where he is coming from. Much of White northern New England lies in ruins, just like Jim’s Upstate New York. Bernie has no excuse for a statement like that.

        Shades of Ross Perot though – a man who had great ideas but couldn’t really decide what he wanted.

      • wpa_ccc June 23, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

        Bernie Sanders’ campaign is not over until July 24, 2016. Hillary did not win enough pledged delegates in the primaries. Hillary is under investigation by the FBI and might be eliminated as a viable candidate. Bernie Sanders will be available to take the nomination when superdelegates vote for Bernie, not Hillary. Bernie is still active… here is his statement on today’s Supreme Court ruling:

        “Senate Republicans must stop playing politics and confirm a ninth justice to the Supreme Court.

        “Today’s deadlocked immigration ruling means that more than 4 million aspiring Americans in the United States will be left waiting for much-needed answers to our broken immigration system. We cannot let their future, and the future of so many more vulnerable people, fall into the bigoted hands of Donald Trump.

        “We must ensure that millions of families are no longer separated by unjust deportations. We must stop the raids, decouple local law enforcement from immigration enforcement, end family detention and close down private detention centers that currently house thousands of immigrants.”

  65. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2016 at 9:14 am #

    Putin: now, as it was the case on the eve of World War II, NATO is stepping up its aggressive rhetoric and aggressive actions close to our borders

    It was the Nazis who unleashed this war (WWII). Their ideology of hatred, blind faith in their own exceptional nature and infallibility, and desire for world domination led to the twentieth century’s greatest tragedy.

    en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/52198

    • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

      Poles will killing German citizens in the streets. And a Polish army was massing. Something needed to be done and by the Eternal God, something was.

      Later, Stalin was massing on the Polish border. So again, the Leader acted, though he obviously tried to go too far too late in the year. And since Russia was being supplied by America, and the American were about to come in on the West, he may have been doomed in any case no matter what he did or didn’t do at that point.

      Fascism brought the Economic sphere back under control of the Government and made it serve the Nation. That could not be allowed. Thus both the Capitalists and Communists united to destroy it – and are doing so again. Read any American newspaper any day of the week to confirm.

  66. elysianfield June 23, 2016 at 11:01 am #

    “Walter Williams, Catholics, the Projects, and Schooling for Blacks: Something is Wrong Somewhere ”

    Janos,
    today’s post by Fred Reed…your comments?

    • Q. Shtik June 23, 2016 at 1:53 pm #

      Fred’s essay last week (June 16) was a doozy too. I’m surprised it received no discussion here.

      But while we await Janos……..

      Yeah, I think Blacks would do much better academically if it weren’t for their infernal Black Culture.

      Hmm, let’s see, it’s been 35 years since Fred wrote that Harper’s article. Judging by everything he’s written over the recent past few years I’d say Fred has become a little disgruntled with Blacks vs 1981.

      • elysianfield June 23, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

        Q,

        Disgruntled? Perhaps disappointed. Fred wrote that sloth, greed, and politics have delivered the blacks into their current condition, not any grand conspiracy. Unfortunately for our civil culture, the ignorance generated has been weaponized, and politics on a local level steam rolled into choices wrought by demographics, rather than ability (although not necessarily to the exclusion of ability).

        JiminFlorida made an interesting comment last week…he opined that racism is the immune system of the body politic, and I suggested that the statement could be tweaked to “…racism is the immune system of a culture”. If the culture were to be attacked by a “cancer”, and the immune system suppressed, the culture dies. We began suppressing racism in the late 60’s, I would suggest that our culture has full-blown AIDS in our current condition. I am not suggesting that we should have maintained our boot on the necks of the minorities, but our culture is devolved into a gerrymandered map of those who can afford to segregate themselves from the urban issues, and those who, unfortunately, cannot. The cancer is virulent, widespread and continuing, and I see no viable solution.

        • JimInFlorida June 23, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

          Thanks. I’m always open to better ways of articulating the same thought. Perhaps “immune reaction” would work better.

          The association of Racism with the metaphor of a societal immune system has lots of room for expansion and exploration.

          If one REALLY wants to toy with dynamite, examine which NGO groups were / are most involved in suppressing the natural racism that once protected White America.

          Even the word, racism, has been extensively engineered to mean something completely different from the strict dictionary definition. “Racism” in modern political parlance, is asserted to be White Resistance to social engineering schemes. That “Resistance” translated into White Supremacy.

          The reality is that Racism is simply White Self-Preservation. A purely defensive move that simply wants to be left alone and be free to enjoy a large Lebensraum of like-minded and similarly acculturated people. Racism is the natural immune reaction to incompatible or hostile groups and, THEREFORE, is HEALTHY.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 1:18 pm #

          Exactly. The status quo isn’t viable nor is where it is headed if currents trends continue. What IS viable is taking the wheel back and deciding our own Destiny – one that obviously doesn’t include minorities. I know that politically that isn’t possible now. But who can say? The Overton Window is moving to the Right and what is unimaginable now may become very imaginable – and then doable.

          Politics is the Art of the Possible. The World is as we dream it – and we have dreamed very poorly of late.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm #

      Well, he says 79% of the Blacks teachers failed a low level teacher test as opposed to 25% of White teachers. Pretty telling.

      And so much was different in the 30’s: how many Blacks were even trying to learn to read or going to high school?

      Fred is an ally and has spoken at Amren conferences. But he does seem weak on IQ and the fact that the results have been constant for over a hundred years now. Blacks are far below Whites. Obviously our current system is the worst of all possible worlds. Some Blacks could do better, a few much better. But here at least, he seem to be implying a lot more. Can’t agree with him on that if that is what he means.

      Catholic schools? The smartest Blacks send their kids there perhaps, so the sample is skewed right from the beginning. Of course, the schools are or were better, and if a Black kid had it, he could study and learn in relative peace.

      As for Latinos, his wife is a Mexican, part Jewish. Obviously she reads his columns and he is “ham strung” as to what he can say. Whites keep the lights on and the roads clear there, as well as here.

      • elysianfield June 23, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

        “Fred is an ally and has spoken at Amren conferences. But he does seem weak on IQ and the fact that the results have been constant for over a hundred years now”

        Janos,
        We know that “all men are created equal” is a statement begging for qualification. All men are not…but it is society’s responsibility that each should be given a chance to reach his or her potential…at whatever level that may be. Discipline is essential, the human animal often contrary. The Military, at least in WWII, used unofficial corporal punishment to maintain discipline and to provide direction to those without. I expect that your experiences in the Catholic school(s) you attended were similar? There is as little chance of obtaining a quality education, in a disruptive environment, as there is in finding someone named “Toby” in today’s ghettos.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

          Yes, the military used to have a rough IQ test too. Many Blacks didn’t qualify and couldn’t join. I think its acronym is ASVAB.

          Catholics used to have a good system of education. No one has ever doubted that. No doubt now it’s decayed along with almost everything else. I went to such a grade school and remember when the Blacks started attending. They were idiots for the most part. But bigger and older than us, since Blacks used to kept back grades and mature earlier anyway. Some have said the latter fact has spelled disaster for many White athletes.

          • malthuss June 24, 2016 at 10:29 am #

            There was some Catholic school or home in NYC that had 100% success rate with rehabilitating juvenile delinquents.

            Then gov regulations mucked their perfect record.
            Or perhaps the blacks ‘reverse eugenics program’ took its toll.

  67. wpa_ccc June 23, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

    “Trump has guile.” –newworld

    Guile or hutzpah? Trump made an FEC filing suggesting that Trump is not running a presidential campaign so much as another of his success-immune business schemes.

    At the end of May, Trump had $1.3 million in cash on hand — less than the price of most apartments in Trump Tower — and managed to raise $3.1 million over the whole month. Hillary Clinton, by contrast, raised $27 million and ended the month with $42 million. Mitt Romney, that loser, raised $78 million in May 2012.

    Trump is committing election fraud. Twenty percent of the campaign’s May expenditures — $1.1 million — were reimbursements to businesses that Trump owns.

    The Daily Beast has a partial list: Trump Plaza, Trump SoHo, Trump Café, Trump Grill, Epic Trump Wine Manufacturing, Trump Restaurants, Trump National Golf Club, Trump International Golf Club, Trump International Hotel, Trump Ice.

    And, on top of all of this, it appears that Trump may be taking a salary.

    There’s obviously an element of incompetence here, the exigencies of national campaigning being just one of the panoply of things about which Trump is utterly and proudly ignorant. There’s also an element of sloth. Fundraising is the drudgework of political life, and Trump hates drudgery.

    But there’s also the specter of unseemliness — which hangs around Donald Trump with unusual persistence. There is the Trump Network (his maybe-a-pyramid-scheme vitamin operation) and the American Communications Network (the maybe-a-pyramid-scheme tech company he promoted) and Trump University. It was just last month that Trump was facing questions about $6 million supposedly raised for various veterans’ organizations.

    With Trump, it’s always a question whether you’re getting played, and as the question pertains to his presidential run, the FEC filing effectively proves that the answer is yes. Would someone worth “TEN BILLION DOLLARS” be pinching the edges of the toothpaste tube? Would he be trying to bilk donors out of their money — not to build campaign infrastructure and start advertising, but simply to cover his own out-of-pocket costs?

    Of course not. And potential donors know it. Any money-man who was thinking about getting behind this effort is going to reconsider. Every right-leaning super PAC is going to look around for alternatives. No one wants $1 out of every $5 that he donates going to fill the coffers at Mar-a-Lago.

    But that is what is happening. Just like his opponent on the Democratic side, Trump has no qualms about turning the advantages of public life to private gain, about erasing the line between public service and private enrichment — and even for pennies. Trump has always been concerned, first and foremost and solely, about his own bottom line. Now, he’s simply taken the grift national.

    It’s Scampaign 2016, and we’re proving a nation of suckers.

  68. Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    dailystormer.com/enemies-of-the-white-man-assemble-in-congress-to-attempt-gun-grabbery/

    Does not John Lewis have the stupidest face imaginable? He’s right up there with the Black congressman who was worried about Guam capsizing.

  69. Janos Skorenzy June 23, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/01/hank-johnson-thinks-guam_n_521541.html

    8000 more troops were going to tip Guam over. The next day this became “tip the fragile ecosystem”. Without Whites, Blacks are lost. And with Blacks, we are reduced to nurse maids and victims.

    • wpa_ccc June 23, 2016 at 5:51 pm #

      8,000 more US troops on Guam would not only tip the fragile ecosystem. US troops usually rape teenage girls… and boys

      Soldier convicted of raping, killing Iraqi girl commits suicide in prison …
      http://www.nydailynews.com/…/soldier-convicted-raping-killing-iraq...
      New York Daily News
      Feb 18, 2014 – A former soldier sentenced to life for raping and killing a teenage Iraqi … was the first American soldier charged and convicted under the Military …

      Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers
      http://www.mintpressnews.com/classified-evidence-us-soldiers-raped-boys-in…/200160/
      Dec 19, 2014 – Classified Evidence: US Soldiers Raped Boys In Front Of Their Mothers ….

      ‘I didn’t think of Iraqis as humans,’ says U.S. soldier who raped 14-year …
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/I-didnt-think-Iraqis-humans-says-U-S-soldier-rape...
      Daily Mail
      Dec 21, 2010 – Steven Green, a former 101st Airborne soldier, is challenging the … as humans,’ says U.S. soldier who raped 14-year-old girl before killing her and her family …. As Barker and Cortez raped the teen, Green shot the three family …

      U.S. soldiers ‘raped’ two South Korean teenage girls | Daily Mail Online
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/U-S-soldiers-raped-South-Korean-teenage-girls.ht...
      Daily Mail
      Oct 9, 2011 – Two U.S. soldiers have been accused of raping teenage girls in South Korea in separate incidents, prompting U.S. military officials to apologise …

      U.S. Soldier Said to Rape Iraqi Teen, Kill Family : NPR
      npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5529884
      NPR
      Jul 3, 2006 – A 21-year-old American soldier — later discharged for a mental disorder — has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl, then shooting and …

      American soldier rapes 14 year old girl, burns her body and … – YouTube
      youtube.com/watch?v=8DqS8fuJFuU
      Sep 13, 2014 – this is not the only incident. in antother incident american soldiers went to 3 iraqi houses in a row, raped the women and girls and then killed …

      Four U.S. soldiers charged with rape and murder – CNN.com
      cnn.com/2006/LAW/10/18/soldiers.court/
      CNN
      Oct 18, 2006 – Four U.S. soldiers accused of raping and killing a 14-year-old girl and slaying her sister and their parents will face courts-martial on murder …

      LiveLeak.com – US soldiers tortured and raped Iraqi women
      liveleak.com/view?i=ca6_1375246828
      LiveLeak
      Jul 31, 2013 – US soldiers tortured and raped Iraqi women.

      • JimInFlorida June 23, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

        Boris Badenov
        Ministry of Love (MiniLuv)
        Mental Health Division
        Region 6 Airstrip 2

        Your research has been forwarded to me from our comrades at the Ministry of Truth (MiniTrue). They are pleased with the penetration and enthusiastic reception of their propaganda feeds. We are pleased with their utility, as tools for uncovering crimethink by the response of the guilty on CFN.

        Our comrades at MiniTrue are careful to never publish the demographic information of the invented characters. We at MiniLuv are vigilant to punish uncolor unpersons for lacking the mental discipline to reject demographic analysis that would think thoughtcrime against persons of color.

        Analysts at MiniLuv are pleased with your input to CFN and encourage you to smoke out thoughtcriminals and goad them into self-incrimination. Just as with that infamous traitor, Winston Smith and his whore accomplice, we capture all Nativist and Populist commentaries from such and save them for when we are ready to dispatch the Thought Police.

        Glory to BB and Diversity!

        Boris Badenov
        MiniLuv – Mental Health Division
        Region 6 Airstrip 2

        cc: BB HQ-INGSOC; Dir MinAC

        • elysianfield June 24, 2016 at 12:11 am #

          “Your research has been forwarded ”

          I understand that the seminal work involved in the research methodology was the textbook of Russian political intrigue…”Putin/Gorbachev…The Revenge of the FSB”, by Bitchyakokov…

          I seem to recall this from High School…or maybe Jr. High….

  70. wpa_ccc June 23, 2016 at 3:30 pm #

    It’s a matter of fact that Freddie Gray was alive when he got in the van. It’s a matter of fact that his spine was severed. Six people contributed to that.

    Today is a reminder that there is a set of laws, policies and police union contracts across the country that will protect any form of police behavior.

    • Frankiti June 23, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

      Cool story bro

    • elysianfield June 23, 2016 at 6:22 pm #

      Wpac,
      What is amazing is that the City of Baltimore did not throw the officer under the bus as an expedient…as a sop to the mob. The courage of those in the system should be applauded….

      • wpa_ccc June 23, 2016 at 10:26 pm #

        Amazing? It is business as usual. Blacks are routinely murdered by police and then walk free. Blacks take a candy bar and get seventeen years.

        • Q. Shtik June 23, 2016 at 10:46 pm #

          Blacks are routinely murdered by police and then walk free. – wpa

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

          Lemme get this straight………a black gets murdered and then walks? Does Ripley know about this?

          • malthuss June 24, 2016 at 10:26 am #

            no correcting english.

    • elysianfield June 24, 2016 at 12:25 am #

      Wpac,
      Could you please tell me how to sever a spine? I know that this knowledge, to you, might be considered mundane, but I was never taught this at the police academy… maybe I was absent the day it was taught having been scheduled to attend the lynching field trip on that day….

  71. UnhingedBecauseLucid June 23, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    Well, looks like you won’t be lacking “inspiring material” to write on anytime soon…

    Lucky bastard ! ……… and lucky us …

    • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

      From my favorite Catholic site: A new guy at work came up to me and introduced himself and said, “I’m gay.” I said, “You lucky devil.” The guy said, “What?” I said, “I wasn’t talking to you.”

  72. fodase June 23, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    Today is a reminder that there is a set of laws, policies and police union contracts across the country that will protect any form of police behavior.

    no, just another rational decision based on all the available facts, just like all the cops that’ve been cleared of your frankensteinian lies.

    you support evil.

    you are evil.

    black lives don’t matter to blacks

    that’s the truth whether you like it or not

    try waking from your stupor and join us in reality

  73. fodase June 23, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    US troops usually rape teenage girls… and boys

    you mean overwhelmingly black and minority troops?

    just askin’

  74. FincaInTheMountains June 23, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    The real cause of the Cold War was the invention of nuclear weapons, with a prominent role in this was played by European Jews who fled to America from Hitler, in particular Szilard, Einstein and Bohr. Einstein in 1934 was invited to the White House by he Roosevelt couple and this meeting made Roosevelt in 1939 read carefully the Einstein’s letter regarding possibility of using uranium to create powerful explosive.

    And in 1944 – 45 the medieval order known to us as NSDAP decided to write off Hitler and focus their efforts and financial strength to seize power in the country that has become the owner of the first nuclear weapons.

    And in April 12, 1945, Franklin Delano Roosevelt died, and to power in United States came Harry Truman, who was imposed in November 1944 on Roosevelt by the leadership of the Democratic Party, which was originally the party of racists and slaveholders associated with the City of London in the most direct way.

    This was fully demonstrated during the American Civil War that had revealed many things, including the limits of the power of the City of London and historical mission of Russia.

    Thyssen, Harriman and Bullitt were presiding over this coup and the fact that US geopolitics after the coup turned 180 degrees could be seen with a naked eye.

    In particular Truman (as well as Hillary Clinton) has set themselves to the task of destruction of the Yalta world, the copyright to which belonged to Roosevelt, but Stalin fully supported. And most irritated Truman and Hillary Clinton the mos is not only Orthodox-Communist Greece and Serbia, but also the promise given by Stalin to Roosevelt to enter the war against Japan.

    And if you look at the dates it turns out that this is the case when Post hoc ergo propter hoc:

    Yalta Conference (February 4-11, 1945).

    The capitulation of Germany, the victory in the Great Patriotic War (May 9, 1945).

    Potsdam Conference. As part of the Yalta agreements the USSR presented territorial claims to Turkey and demanded a change in the status of the Black Sea straits, including the recognition of the rights of the Soviet Union to build a naval base in the Dardanelles. Truman informed Stalin that the United States created the atomic bomb – (July 24, 1945)

    Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9 1945).

    Manchurian operation of the Soviet Army and the defeat of the Kwantung Army (9 August – 2 September 1945).

    2 September 1945 – Surrender of Japan, the official end of World War II.

    March 5, 1946 – Churchill’s Fulton speech. Beginning of the Cold War.

    In June 1946, intensified the struggle of Greek rebels, led by the Communists, and fueled by the supply of weapons from Albania, Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, where there were Communists in power.

    At the London meeting of Foreign Ministers the USSR demanded a right to a protectorate over Tripolitania (Libya) to secure a presence in the Mediterranean.

    March 12, 1947, Truman proclaimed his doctrine, which included assistance to Turkey and Greece in order to save them from “international communism.” Beginning of US military and political intervention in Greece.

    The blockade of West Berlin (June 21, 1948 – May 11, 1949)

    1949 The communist movement in Greece is suppressed, Tito did not allow Serbs to return to Kosovo, Stalin refused to fulfill his obligations to establish a democratic government in Poland

    1950 Beginning of the Korean War, which resulted in the Truman and Co. losing power in the United States.

  75. pequiste June 23, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    Oh how fascinating is the Brexit vote this evening – with the Leave forces ahead at this juncture.

    Listening to the immigrant embracing, Yzlamik kow-towing, commie BBC: still the commentators stand head and shoulders above American style reportage and analysis. Maybe it is just the accent.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see a big win by the Leave camp? It would be great because the E.U. would be well burned — and ready to be thrown onto the trash pile of history.

    And with a Donald Trump win in the USSA, as the next tectonic plate shift – could NATO be on the chopping block too? \

    Inshallah

    • Q. Shtik June 23, 2016 at 10:54 pm #

      The pre-market futures are going ape-shit to the downside……. currently the DOW is at negative 557. It’s Leave 51% vs Remain 49% as we speak. As much as I hate this cliche “whoda thunk it?”

      • Q. Shtik June 23, 2016 at 11:22 pm #

        Currency-wise the pound is being pounded……..if I may.

        • Q. Shtik June 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

          I think the “one-worlders” must be shitting their pants…..metaphorically speaking, of course.

          Is this the first piece of yarn coming loose in the great sweater? We can only hope!

          • wpa_ccc June 24, 2016 at 1:21 am #

            Yeah, now we will see just how great it is to get granular as the markets plunge.

  76. pequiste June 23, 2016 at 11:46 pm #

    The BBC just called it:

    The Brexit vote is for LEAVE!

    Cameron is burnt toast; the pound is in free fall; precious metals are rocketing upward; all the talking heads are holding their heads in disbelief.

    Hope all the markets don’t just tank but fall into the abyss of Hell and hit the Banksters where they live.

    It will be informative for us over here in “The Colonies” to see what The Donald and and Miz My Turn have to say.

    Bully to the British for showing some balls.

    • pequiste June 24, 2016 at 12:02 am #

      The E.U. response to Brexit will be to mandate an increase of Yzlamik immigration to remaining member countries by 500%.

      (That is to ensure proper voting demographics and psychographics for any other untermenschen places considering leaving the Euro-party.)

      The P.I.I.G.S. countries will have to sell off whole regions to pay for their debt to Germany and the IMF/World Bank nexus.

      Is it possible that Marine LePen could win in France?

      What about Alternative for Germany?

      I am going to finish this bottle of Stoli in celebration for this major, global perturbation.

      CHeers

    • JimInFlorida June 24, 2016 at 6:38 am #

      The British voters will have to close the deal by electing Nigel Farage and loading up Parliament with Nativist and Populist types when such seats are open.

      A 52%-48% victory is hardly a mandate and needs to be shored up to drive home the message. If Farage wins the PM post, THEN we’ll all know that the war against Globalism has started.

      • pequiste June 24, 2016 at 6:58 am #

        Agreed about a sea change required in Parliament.

        Even more important are the possibilities of another Scotland referendum on separation from the UK and the consideration of Northern Ireland also separating ,via referendum, to join the cousins in the Republic which, while bankrupt and beholden to the Banksters, remains in the E.U.. That would be the kind of “devolution” that would inspire other places – Catalunya, Euzkadi, Quebec, Prussia, to gain some local control over their destinies.

        From the world-girdling British Empire to jolly old England and Wales in less than 75 years. Karma is a big bad bitch baby.

      • cbeard June 25, 2016 at 10:59 am #

        America needs to load up the Senate and House with nativist populist types at the next opportunity also. At the very least vote anti incumbent.

  77. Q. Shtik June 23, 2016 at 11:48 pm #

    I’m watching two Brit journalists on CNN. The guy speaks through clenched teeth with his lower jaw jutting to the left. It’s great, you can’t dream this shit up. Where do they find these classic characters?

    • Frankiti June 24, 2016 at 5:33 am #

      Was it Richard Quest? The wackjob (no pun intended) caught red handed (no pun intended) flogging his little richard in a park with a rope tied around it? He blamed his predicament on being gay… and Jewish. You can’t make that sh*t up.

  78. tucsonspur June 24, 2016 at 3:33 am #

    The plate tectonics of globalism have been temporarily stopped. The sun rises on a Britain that can again call itself great.

    Obama was slapped down again, his sick ideas of radical transformation and global brown bludgeoned by the Brits.

    Is Trump our king Richard I, our Lionheart, who will this time bury Saladin?

    Let the Crusade of nations begin, simultaneously standing with individual strength and resolve, yet with purposeful alliance.

    • JimInFlorida June 24, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      All we need now is for a Charles Martel to arise in France to compliment the resurrection of Richard I in England.

      Economics and the moneychangers be damned! Let the Second Battle of Tours, begin!

  79. tucsonspur June 24, 2016 at 5:14 am #

    With all the exit stuff, I was reminded of the novel “Last Exit to Brooklyn”.

    Will the Brexit be the last exit to Western survival?

    Or could it be the US election?

  80. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 5:43 am #

    The result of the British referendum has nothing to do with “people’s will” or “rebellion of the lower classes against the political establishment,” and other “expert” delirium.

    Yesterday was a match between two rival segments of the British elite who have absolutely incompatible views of the future for the UK.

    On one side were supporters of the “status quo” in which one of the main “features” of Britain – it is a representation of Anglo-Saxon interests in the EU, and control of the EU, together with the “Brussels bureaucracy” which openly works for the United States.

    On the other side were those who did not believe in the “end of history” Fukuyama style and try to leave the EU and even the US orbit, before the system will sink. For this group, the role of the main offshore hub for Yuan trade is far more attractive than that of the US Cerberus within the EU.

    Among the supporters and sponsors of Brexit appear the owners of such companies as Reebok and large hedge fund Odey Asset Management and CQS (the fund owners are billionaires who serve other billionaires in managing their money).

    For more interesting details one should just carefully read the biography of Nigel Farage – UKIP leader and a champion for Brexit campaign.

    For Russia it is important that very soon, much earlier than the exit process is completed, a very influential Russophobe voice will be gone from the European Union.

    This is very bad news for Hillary Clinton, Washington Neocons, Warsaw and the Baltic states.

    The process has begun. You can make bets who will be next.

  81. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    I have a suspicion that central banks will do everything so the markets (with the possible exception of the British pound and British equities) would play back the current decline, so that anyone could pick up some bargains with a good discount.

  82. Q. Shtik June 24, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    Yeah, now we will see just how great it is to get granular as the markets plunge. – wpa

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

    Between the words I detect someone who has just taken a swift kick to the nuts.

  83. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 8:53 am #

    So 51.8% of Brits voted to kiss EU goodbye, from the point of view of the election campaign in the United States is a blow to the war party, led by Hillary Clinton.

    Suffice to recall how President Obama sabotaged his party assignment to kill Brexit during his visit to England. There are still left two areas where the results of Brexit vote are still unknown, but if these areas have voted about the same as the rest of the country, the United Kingdom either showed a finger to EU, or kiss it on the cheek, or hugged it to stick a Navajo blade under its shoulder.

    Throughout its history, the United Kingdom creates and destroys the various European Unions, as Britain is a special civilization and is not part of the Western European. But in this case the desire to destroy the European Union has nothing to do with Brexit. On the contrary, Britain entered the EU to ruin it from within, and it is so trivial, Watson!

    So if it is now playing the role of a matador, it means it is already able to do so and it is euro, not pound, that must fall. On the other hand the decline of the pound makes British goods and more importantly services more competitive. Especially when you consider that the domestic economic situation in the UK is better than in the European Union and the United States.

    So now it all begins! In terms of a struggle for a way out of the EU. But since the US sent President Obama to persuade Brits not to leave the EU, and the good old England, in this regard, even hinted at the end of a special relationship with the US, then it may very well be that the British lion turned out to be a very large rat that had just escaped two Titanics.

  84. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    Of course the EU bureaucracy, American Neocons and Madam Secretary could console themselves by making Ukraine a full-blown EU member – Agha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself…

  85. messianicdruid June 24, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Will the remake of Roots cause riots? Snoop Dog says he won’t watch that s___!

    newswithviews.com/Marcus/lloyd346.html

    • elysianfield June 25, 2016 at 12:48 am #

      “Your name’s Calvin Broadus…” (whip cracks)

      “…Snoop Dogg!” (Crack!)

      “…Calvin Broadus…say it!”

      “Snoop Dogg!” (Crack!)

      “…calvin……”

      Roots, 2016…(revised)

  86. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    The Future is here

    youtube.com/watch?v=D97OxHZzBeQ

  87. wpa_ccc June 24, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    Bernie Sanders is taking his political revolution to Philadelphia and he’ll continue to run for the presidency.

    Why would he stop?

    Would you end your presidential campaign if your opponent faced on ongoing FBI criminal investigation?

    Bernie Sanders, his campaign, and millions of supporters throughout the nation and world must wait until July 25th, knowing that the FBI will likely disclose its findings of Clinton’s email investigation before the Democratic convention. POLITICO confirmed the other day that Clinton’s email investigation is a “criminal investigation,” as stated by Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan:

    Judge links Clinton aide’s immunity to ‘criminal investigation’
    A former information technology aide to Hillary Clinton received immunity from the Justice Department in connection with a criminal investigation, a federal judge confirmed Tuesday.

    Bryan Pagliano, a computer expert who worked at the State Department while Clinton was secretary of state and was also paid privately by her, was previously reported to have received immunity in connection with statements he gave to the FBI about Clinton’s private server set-up.

    However, there had been no explicit confirmation that the investigation—which Clinton has repeatedly referred to as a “security review”—is actually a criminal probe.

    “The privacy interests at stake are high because the government’s criminal investigation through which Mr. Pagliano received limited immunity is ongoing and confidential,” U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan wrote in an order issued Tuesday.

    When a U.S. District Court Judge confirms your opponent faces a “criminal” investigation, there’s no reason to concede or leave a race for the presidency.

    Sanders/Clinton/Warren/Stein 2016

    • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

      Rule by Committee or Four Presidents? Maybe if Sanders gets a sex change it can then be all women – with elections permanently suspended.

    • Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 11:33 am #

      Wpa is floating in a little rubber raft down that big river in Egypt: de Nile

  88. Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Is the war with Russia now off as the EU descends into internal chaos? Or is it more on than ever? Will the Elite see Brexit as the green light to go for broke? Before the New Order arises? Keep it here.

    dailystormer.com/putin-hails-the-brexit/

    Victory is sweet. But greater Sweetness is to come with the coronation of Lord Trump.

  89. Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    Trump is in Great Britain on Independence Day. What extraordinary instincts this man has. What a glory in this morning to be alive.

    Now the God Brothers, Trump and Putin, have a clear mandate from the people for change.

    bbs.dailystormer.com/t/our-glorious-leader-hails-the-glorious-victory-of-our-glorious-cousins/36751/…

  90. wpa_ccc June 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm #

    Immigrants contribute. Native pensioners drain.

    Brexit will make it worse if immigrants to UK are not welcomed.

    According to research from University College of London, recent migrants from the European Economic Area (which includes the EU, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), contributed 34 percent more to the U.K.’s fiscal system than they received from 2001 to 2011. Native citizens took more from the system than they contributed over the same period. This is in part because the U.K. is attracting young, skilled European Economic Area migrants from western and southern Europe, and exporting its aging pensioners to countries like Spain and France.

    The financial argument for Brexit is completely illogical and disgraceful.

  91. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Hillary is a Burnt Toast
    WE SHALL OVERCOME!!

    youtube.com/watch?v=T5ayK694PZI

    • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

      Can you explain this please:

      Where Did Germany Get the Six Million Jews for the Holocaust?

      World Almanac, 1940, pg. 129: World Jewish Population- 15,319,359

      World Almanac, 1949, pg. 289: World Jewish Population- 15,713,638

      World Almanac, 1996, pg. 646: World Jewish Population- 14,117,000

      or

      National Council of Churches 1930 – 15,600 ,000

      American Jewish Committee Bureau of the Synagogue Council, 1939 – 15,600,000

      World Almanac USA 1946 – 15,690,000

      Statistical Handbook of Council of Churches USA 1951 – 15,300,000

      • JimInFlorida June 24, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

        The Power of Lies compels them!

        Who would DARE perform a formal forensic investigation (at the highest levels) to the Holocaust and all that it claims? The impact of such a revelation would be more dangerous to the ZOG-NATO Matrix than a real alien UFO landing on the White House lawn and inviting a press conference!

        • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

          Hillary vowed to release the secret files about UFOs. Or did she mean You foes?

      • FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

        Janos, my family has members perished in Holocaust, so don’t you tease me with numbers you pulled out of your ass.

        • JimInFlorida June 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

          He seems to have cited the origins of the numbers. Maybe he needs to include more info on his sources.

          Janos, did you get my link on Putin’s offer to White Britons; to homestead the Russian wilderness?

          • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 10:41 pm #

            Just found it. Thanks – I’ll pass it on to the British brothers. The plots seem kind of small and climate pretty fierce though. Probably best for pensioner in good shape.

        • malthuss June 24, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

          he did not pull them ‘from his ass’–prove the number killed by Germans.

          • FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

            Why don’t you carefully re-read the Nuremberg Protocols.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 24, 2016 at 10:07 pm #

          We’ve been constipated so long. All kinds of things are going to be coming out now.

          Kisa Gotami brough her dead baby to Buddha and asked him to restore it to life. He said he could only do so if she got a seed from a household which had never known death. She came back empty handed and understood. We’ve all lost people, Finc. Yours are no more valuable than ours, except to you. I know that is very hard for you to accept, but it is the case.

  92. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    “Trump is in Great Britain on Independence Day. What extraordinary instincts this man has.” == Janos

    Trump’s reluctance to finance his election campaign could be due to his doubts about the possibility of fair elections in the country, which has become the victim of pro-Islamic coup.

    A surprise visit to Scotland a day of Brexit means his desire for an alternate airfield because he’s tormented with doubts about the possibility to stay in the United States, if Hillary Clinton in her crusade against Christianity and Democracy will not stumble against the Newton’s third law.

  93. Reagan June 24, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler, You finally get someone — Trump — who will upset the entire political landscape, and simply because you haven’t grown up and put away your foolish Democrat-liberal-socialist ideas, you go on a name calling spree with “ham-headed sonofabitch.” You voted for the last 8 years of the ruination of America, now live with it.

    • wpa_ccc June 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      “You voted for the last 8 years of the ruination of America, now live with it.”

      2009 –

      The Stimulus and associated use of TARP funds. There is now, after much study and soul-searching, virtually every economist in the world agrees that without President Obama’s quick and decisive action (with much of the Western world following his lead), the world, not just the United States would have sunk in an historically devastating depression.

      2010 –

      Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Since FDR, presidents, everyone, save for George W. Bush, attempted to pass some sort of universal insurance. All but President Clinton and President Obama didn’t try. It was FDR’s hope that a comprehensive social safety-net for the American people so that never again will they experience the horrors of the Great Depression of 1929. He knew the political will was not there to begin a Health Security Program and had to settle for Social Security Insurance, Unemployment.Insurance, Workman’s Comp Insurance, Minimum Wage, and the 40-Hour Workweek. About 40 years later, President Johnson added Medicaid and Medicare Insurance. Then, after almost 40 more years President Obama signed Obamacare into law. Conservatives violently opposed each of these advancement in the human condition.

      2011 –

      Repeal of sexual orientation-based discrimination in the military or “the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” from the Clinton era in his attempt to reduce discrimination. Discrimination in America seems to be its national past-time; from the day we became a Nation to … today. It has been a slow, painful, deadly path, opposed by Conservatives every step of the way, to reach the degree of universal liberty we have today.

      2012 –

      Forced the GOP to compromise on the Bush Tax Cuts making the cuts for the middle class permanent and raising the rates on the wealthy plus a host of other benefits for the poor and middle class.

      2013 –

      With no help from fellow Congressional Democrats and the opposition from Conservatives who vowed, regardless of the pain it causes America, to stop every initiative, managed to maneuver Vladimir Putin into supporting a successful plan to take chemicals away from Syrian President Assad.

      2014 –

      Finally began the process of normalizing relations with Cuba, ending a pointless 40 years of American isolation from Cuba (the rest of the world had already normalized relations like mature countries); of course he had to use Executive Order to accomplish this breakthrough. Conservatives continue to oppose this move.

      2015 –

      Negotiated the Iranian Nuclear Agreement that reversed Iran’s attempts to acquire nuclear weapons; opposed by … Conservatives, of course. In January 2016, the Iranians met the terms of the agreement in dismantling their nuclear weapons capability.

      Brought unemployment down from Bush’s 10% to current 4.7%
      Reduced deficit spending, reduced size of federal government, added 14 million private-sector jobs, did not take anyone’s guns, deported millions of immigrants without papers, sealed the southern border which now has a net-zero immigration rate. Under Obama, the number of deportations hit a new high — while the number of returns is lower than at any point since the Ford administration. The border is secure.

      Hillary Clinton will be elected in November and will continue Obama’s initiatives related to immigration, health care, etc.

      • Florida Power June 25, 2016 at 6:59 am #

        Your metamorphosis, noted a few weeks back, is now complete. You will do what must be done and pull the lever for Hilary. Bernie is just another wild fling, beautiful while it lasted — you never felt so alive — but now it’s time to go back home to a familiar embrace, re-affirm your vows, and get on with the drudgery of righteousness.

      • Reagan June 25, 2016 at 7:15 am #

        You have vindicated me with your list of failures. Thank you. I especially enjoy the last one — unemployment at 4.7% — do you actually believe the unemployment numbers? C’mon, even liberals know it’s a lie – real unemployment is in the double digits.

    • JimInFlorida June 24, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

      How soon we forget the treacherous betrayal by the Republicans to ensure Obama’s victory. Not just once but, twice. Deliberately running an unpopular candidate to rig the match is not new. Bob Dole was rammed through the nomination process in 1996 despite the low poll numbers and popularity of Pat Buchanan. The Dole Strategy ensured that a badly damaged Bill Clinton could limp back into the White House.

      John McCain was riding on a fake war hero fable but, then deliberately sabotaged his campaign by nominating an airhead from Wasilla, Alaska. If that isn’t taking a fall for Obama, I don’t know what is.

      Then there was the photogenic Mitt Romney, who was the GOP’s backhand to their long-suffering base. The Republican voters were shown how weak and worthless they were and Romney’s placement as nominee was proof. Romney’s choice of a flaming reactionary religious crackpot, Paul Ryan, was insult added to injury. AGAIN, to put Obama back in office.

      The Powers That Be wanted Obama and we got him, whether we wanted him or not. Only a pile of dead billionaires will truly solve the problem.

      • wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 12:15 am #

        That is why the GOP convention will not nominate Trump. They don’t want a third loser to follow McCain and Romney.

        • Florida Power June 25, 2016 at 7:18 am #

          The Stupid Party will continue to be stupid, and we won’t know what that means until after they do it.

          The Corrupt Party will nominate Hilary.

          Meanwhile the forces roiling the firmament will increase in intensity and render the system irrelevant. The Fourth Turning, as it were.

          Alan Greenspan had some amazing things to say yesterday on CNBC regarding Brexit. He has been enjoying a renaissance of sorts lately in certain fringes of the gold blogosphere — he was originally a goldbug until going to the dark side. I transcribed the crux of his mantra:

          “The forces that are driving both the United States and Europe are very similar. If you disaggregate the GDP data, what you find in the USA , it’s been going on since 1965, is that the sum of gross domestic savings, plus entitlements as a per cent of GDP has been relatively constant over the half century. That means that the significant mandated rise in entitlements has dollar for dollar offset gross domestic savings, which in turn after adjusting for the current account balance gives us a huge contraction in capital investment which in turn is the key element in output per hour and it’s that is what’s killing us.”

          The rise in entitlements, catalogued in an earlier post above in your paean to the Democrat Party gods, has in other words crowded out savings and capital investment in the West. You write that Hilary will continue this noble mission. Yet at the same time you sneer at British pensioners participating in the same government-sponsored system. You yourself participate in this system. Any contradiction, cognitive dissonance here? Of course not. “I am large. I contain multitudes.” Woo-Woo.

      • malthuss June 25, 2016 at 1:04 am #

        why?

    • malthuss June 25, 2016 at 1:02 am #

      When someone is out of rational arguments, name calling takes place—
      “ham-headed sonofabitch.”

  94. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    But the greatest sympathy invokes Bernie Sanders, who for reasons of common human decency has assumed an enormous responsibility for the fate of the entire planet, without exaggeration, supporting during the first televised debate on the eve of the hearings in the US Congress a possible gravedigger of millions – Hillary.

    So he once again proved that the road to hell is really paved with good intentions, as if he did not support her in the first debate, Hillary Clinton would have long sat in prison.

  95. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 8:27 pm #

    Things reached the point that the “Washington Post” – perhaps the most pro-Clinton of publications, where the agent “Deep Throat” 40 years ago brought the plans to overthrow the administration of Nixon and where Donald Trump is now denied accreditation – forced to publish reports that a long vote count in California nourishes rumors that Bernie Sanders actually won primaries in California and hence in the United States respectively.

    washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/22/californias-lengthy-vote-count-stokes-theories-t…

    So they somehow respond to the numerous publications on the subject in less prestigious journals. Moreover, they have shown a tendency to panic, reacting by fireworks “defamatory” articles about communication between Trump and Bernie Sanders, when the last “accidentally” forgot where the dinner for the Democratic member of the US Senate was and “wandered” to the lunch for the Republican members of the US Senate.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 8:32 pm #

      “and where Donald Trump is now denied accreditation” should read as “and which Donald Trump has now denied accreditation”.

  96. FincaInTheMountains June 24, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

    “Deep Throat” Hillary

    businesspundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Hillary-Clinton.jpg

  97. Q. Shtik June 24, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

    I have been on this “brexit” story like flies on poop for the past 48 hours.

    One of its more interesting elements was the arrival of Trump and a modest sized hand picked entourage by fortuitous happenstance at one of his recently refurbished golf courses in Scotland. For the briefest of moments (11 seconds I believe) he began his comments with a mention of the brexit referendum and then he launched into 12 minutes of praise and hype for the golf course whose restoration his son Eric had directed for the past two years.

    By my own less than perfect word count Trump used the word “incredible” 117 times, “amazing” 61 times, and “many many” (as in “I have ‘many many’ German friends and they are all planning to leave Germany”) 13 times. I was surprised and impressed with his intimate knowledge of the golf course itself, the various hole numbers, the features of each and their pars, etc. You would think he had played the course a hundred times. If he knew one tenth as much about foreign affairs he would crush Hillary this November.

    These are the kinds of orations we can expect for four years when he becomes our president.

    He then began to accept questions from the press and they were ALL about the brexit referendum and none about the golf course. I guess this was to be expected. And I was surprised how many questions he took. He never seemed to tire of the questions and even when he finally said “OK, one more question” he actually went ahead and took two questions.

    During this Q and A I noticed a trick Trump uses. To wit, almost instantaneously after a question has been asked — and often before the interrogatory is complete — Trump will begin a response as though he is so well versed in the subject that he has no need for even a moment’s reflection. The fact is we all know that if he was a totally honest man he would respond to most of these questions by saying “Well, if truth be told, I have no expertise and no clue about that question.”

    But what politician on earth would ever give such a refreshing answer?

  98. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 12:22 am #

    “These are the kinds of orations we can expect for four years when he becomes our president.” –Q

    Q., last year you said Trump would not be nominated. I agreed with you then and continue to agree that Trump will not be nominated.

    And therefore Trump will not become President.

    Even if Republicans were stupid enough to nominate Trump, a narcissistic celebrity con man, he will be soundly defeated by Hillary, or whoever the Democrats nominate. No worries.

  99. BackRowHeckler June 25, 2016 at 1:08 am #

    We’re only a week into summer, but its off with a bang, here in the Constitution State. Literally, with a bang, as in people gunned down in Hartford, Meriden, and New Haven, about 10 in all. Mostly its turf wars over the best street corners to sell illegal narcotics. In New Haven a woman was attacked on the street by a pit bull, which chewed of an arm, a leg, and her face. That’s how it is now in our cities, once fonts of Western Civilization, now 3rd world crapholes.

    On a happier note, despite massive layoffs of state employees and govt debt that will never be repaid, the top administrators at State U gave themselves a raise … and what a raise! The President, Susan Herbst, got $194,000, which pushes her over a cool $1 million per. Dozens of others got anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000 added on to their already hefty salary. Sure, some people complained but they were quickly slapped down. Just about the entire admin is female and any complainers were branded right wing ‘haters’ waging ‘war on women’. That shut them up fast, you better believe it.

    brh

    • wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 2:16 am #

      The President, Susan Herbst, got $194,000, which pushes her over a cool $1 million per.

      Not quite, BRH

      There is a difference between an annual salary, a supplemental allowance, deferred compensation, and a one-time bonus payment.

      Herbst received a $29,500 pay raise in January, a $230,000 bonus in May for her retention and deferred compensation, supplemental retirement and car allowance, and will receive another $40,000 bonus this summer.

      A few top UConn officials get pay increases despite tough times
      By: Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | June 22, 2016 (The CT Mirror)

      ctmirror.org/2016/06/22/a-few-top-uconn-officials-get-hefty-pay-increases-despite-tough-times/

      The average yearly salary of Connecticut public workers is $60,456.

      No state employee in Connecticut (including university presidents, faculty, athletic coaches, etc.) should have a salary higher than $150,000 which is the salary of the chief executive of the state, the governor of Connecticut. If the governor makes $150,000, none of the rest of the state employees should earn more.

  100. johngalt June 25, 2016 at 3:15 am #

    In the New Republic, members enjoy resuming the restoration of the Constitutional republic from JFK’s point of interruption, can see for miles and miles, and enjoy Liberty in building out the local means of production, with the capability to sow, nurture, grow, harvest, store, cook, engineer, design, program, automate, construct, process, raise, teach, hunt, defend, provide, debate, organize, compose, and sustain.

    dropbox.com/s/nv8sko6hpqm6tir/New%20Republic%20rev123.pdf?dl=0

  101. FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 7:41 am #

    What happened in Britain, of course, is a very serious Russian victory.

    This fact is noted by the former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul. In response to the comment of one of his followers on Twitter that “Putin always wins, does he not?” Michael McFaul replied: “Not always, but today it is a huge victory for Putin’s foreign policy objectives. Give him credit”.

    Indeed, Russia does not need an aggressive, rebellious EU, instigated, as before 1941, from across the ocean. To Russia it is advantageous to interact with each EU country individually.

    twitter.com/McFaul/status/746462908729556993

  102. FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    Hillary among her faithful troops

    pbs.twimg.com/media/ClwRf70WQAEQaQF.jpg

  103. FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 7:47 am #

    Former NSA official William Scott briefed the American Center for Democracy that terrorists were using fire as a tactical weapon of war.
    Scott explained that documents captured during the raid that ended the life of Osama bin Laden yielded a detailed campaign for starting fires throughout the American West.

    This is something to keep in mind as we roll into the wildfire season.

    youtu.be/KTndcvf6awI?t=49

  104. AHtheHumanity June 25, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    After a lot of jabbering about “Brexit”, there’s a conclusive vote. Voting has been a phenomenon that has made many countries nervous because it seems to work for majorities of commoners, people with no direct ties to their government other than a pension or disability check. Why wouldn’t Britain vote to keep their jobs in Britain (Britain being not just England)? This wasn’t a vote to stop Britains from working overseas and using their passports. This vote was and is about protecting British citizens whom, from what I’ve gathered, are being fleeced by the former Prime Minister.

    “Statistics for June 2010 show that there are 926,000 young people under the age of 25 who are unemployed which equates to an unemployment rate of 19.6% among young people.[2] This is the highest youth unemployment rate in 17 years…’lost generation'” Wikipedia.org

    The voting age in Scotland has been reduced to 16. About 1 out of every 5 young adults vote in national elections according to wikipedia.

    Will this vote set a pattern for Scotland to finally leave off Britain or is this vote just about protecting an island from an influx of foreigners most of whom have been Syrian refugees of late?

    Britain is the partner of the USA in world domination and military might. We also share the same language. Trump took this moment to act VERY presidential, though the media was fighting having to admit this fact and looking for every opportunity to mock him, his son and his golf course backdrop. Saying it was very insensitive of Trump to use this moment to promote himself. So, his campaign is being stamped as self promotion and in no way in the best interest of his fellow citizens.

    Yes, I’m very nervous, now.

  105. englw June 25, 2016 at 8:08 am #

    The 1973 movie SOYLENT GREEN was very simply a hint from our handlers, a hint of the worlds future. Change takes place very slowly and the EU was part of the plan. Brexit was quite a slap in the face of the planners–Brussels, London, DC, Rome. Will we here in the USA be smart enough to slap next?

  106. Cold N. Holefield June 25, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Are all of you who believe the Brexit vote is meaningful in any way, for real? Seriously?

    Since when has voting ever changed anything for the better? Do you really believe “they” would put “their” vested interests to a meaningful vote? The most powerful people who have ever inhabited this planet are just going to leave their destinies and legacies to the whims of a braindead polity?

    Get real, you numbskulls. I assure you, the Brexit vote will change nothing for the better for The Little People. But hell, keep believing it if that’s what gets you through the day, week and month — that voting will somehow reverse your diminution.

    So long as the majority still believe in Santa Claus, nothing will ever change for the better for the majority of people. But I assure you, it will continue to get better for a small handful who are in the Driver’s Seat.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 10:53 am #

      … was a match between two rival segments of the British elite who have absolutely incompatible views of the future for the UK.

      kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/burnt-toast/#comment-270290

    • Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 11:18 am #

      I assure you, the Brexit vote will change nothing…..

      I assure you, it will continue to get better for a small handful……

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

      Thanks, Cold, for your empty assurances.

      The vote on Thursday 6/23 is as close to a Black Swan* as we are likely to see. I will call it a Dark Gray Swan. Cold, as time goes by you are going to find that you are (or have been) on the wrong side of this issue.

      This is the beginning of the bust up of Globalism. The common man is coming to his senses.

      * Reminder: Black Swans can be positive or negative events…read Taleb’s book.

      • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

        Yes, Cold embraces powerlessness via conspiracy theory. Taken to an extreme, it is very disempowering.

  107. elysianfield June 25, 2016 at 10:58 am #

    Those amongst the readership interested in the “dismal science” should enjoy Rickard’s brief discussion of reserve currencies and how they come into being.

    dailyreckoning.com/urgent-stocks-crash-just-5-hours/

  108. Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    On a personal note (aren’t all my comments?) I was amused last night when I heard footsteps pounding up the stairs and then my wife burst into my man cave. Her face drooped with sadness. I thought maybe “her cat” (we have two cats, one considered her’s and the other mine) had been run over by a truck.

    But no, she breathlessly told me she was extremely concerned about “the brexit.” (Mind you, 24 hours earlier she knew as much about [or even the existence of] the brexit referendum as she did about string theory.) How it was gonna cause financial disaster and a worsening of “xenophobia.” I think this may have been the first time in her life that she had ever uttered the word and she even got the pronunciation perfect.

    What or where was the source of this sudden concern? Well, now I realize, she was watching the left-wing Christiane Amanpour on CNN. See following article.

    theblaze.com/stories/2016/06/25/cnn-anchor-condemns-brexit-results-as-the-product-of-xenophobia-and-…

    Xenophobia is a much overused word (like racist, nazi or fascist) which in practice means that people like to flock together with birds of a feather.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 1:49 pm #

      Yes. Imagine if one was allowed to only say “yes” to whatever was asked. Or imagine a stick or golf club without only one end. In other words, why is there no word for the opposite, namely xenophillia, an irrational and destructive love of aliens? Or take anti-Semite: why isn’t anti-Gentile a word? Or why is being pro-Semite a good thing? And anti-Semite a bad one? Shouldn’t it depend on the person or situation? The Semites involved? But since it is demanded that we be xenophiles and pro-Semites, I simply refuse to be – and find their opposites more rational and beneficial on the whole. Of course they never SAY to be these things: they just utterly damn the opposite and the rubes flee to the opposite end to be safe. The ordinary human mind thinks in “twos” or extremes. Black and White – no shades of grays.

      Likewise, if all these evil people hate Trump, he basically has to be good. Your obsession with grammar, diction, and “good form” in general is blinding you to the great virtues of this man.

      What do you think of the 15 million? And know, Fred Trump told Don: we stay on our side of the river. Manhattan is their territory. Trump knows.

      • messianicdruid June 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

        “In Raspail’s novel, one of the characters, an old professor steeped in European history, observes that French elites indeed lack the needed patriotic consciousness–that is, “the knowledge that one’s own is best, the triumphant joy at feeling oneself to be part of humanity’s finest.” Such pride of a people is natural, even desirable, but, as Raspail explains, it has been beaten down by decades of guilt-tripping; today, he sighs, the French are “nothing more than . . . sheep.”

        The Brits will need to be tough.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

          Indeed. And he had another great quote, something like: That which is most fair is most fragile. Whites have thrown away their birthright for a mess of multicult pottage. Cheap labor! Spicy food! Sex with Strange Flesh!

          Rereading Soldiers of God. You follow Capt it seems, rejecting the Two Seeds Theology where Christ says, I know from your face that you are not of Israel.

          What can I say? I don’t know. I don’t know! All I know is that the ferocity of the Seedline is what will save us now. And your tolerance doom us, even though it might be admirable in itself and at other times. Certainly the part of me that is universal agrees with you, but the practical part of me and the warrior part of me have to say nyet.

          • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

            I was raised in virtue, didn’t have garlic or olive oil until I was in my 20’s. We were given huge cups of milk to drink at our meat, potatoes, and vegetables dinners – like we were starving. I used to stumble from the table, too full. At one point as a little kid as I said, “No offense gang, but I can’t take this anymore.” Henceforth I rejected the milk. I can still remember my sister staring at me as she drank from her huge glass of milk, the glass touching her glasses. So weird.

            Now I have cardamom in my coffee and garlic whenever I want. And we are infested with the scum from a hundred countries. Foreign pleasures mean foreign pests. Logically it needn’t be so, but practically it often is. We could eat Chinese without having to have Chinese people. But purists object: better to have authentic Chinese food even if we lose America because of it.

          • JimInFlorida June 25, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

            Regarding authentic [ethnic] food…

            Where I grew up in the Deep South, “authentic” Black Soul Food ONLY came from Black restaurants that had barely passing Health Inspection placards. If the establishment looks too clean, it’s probably a chain or not authentically Black.

            If you peek back into the kitchen and see “stack cooking” with stained pots on top of each other, it’s legit soul food. If you want another biscuit, the old Black Mammy would ask, “You wannanother biscuit honey?” … Yes ma’am… then accurately tosses it to you… THAT’S legit soul food!

            For some odd reason, such restaurants with barely passing Health Code placards had the best fried chicken and soul food. Segregation not only made real soul food possible but, made it into an adventure!

            What used to be on the Other Side of the Tracks, should have STAYED on the other side of the tracks!

          • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 8:08 pm #

            In other words, you pays your money and you takes your chances.

            Were you allowed to catch the biscuit with your hands? Or was that cheating?

            Did you read “Going Home” by A American? It’s set in Florida after an EMP strike. He has to walk home across a chunk of Florida after his car stops on the interstate. Pretty good. He has to shoot a Black at one point, but the author is careful to give him a big Black friend later, a Jim to his Huck.
            The book goes downhill in my book once he gets Home. He finds an ally in an old military commander who is likes to torture men’s testicles. A thoroughly unappealing character, the “man’s man” or French Foreign Legion type.

      • Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

        Is this:

        gofundme.com/oneof15m

        what you mean by “the 15 million?

        Are you saying Trump “suffers from” ADHD?

        I am an expert on ADHD. I worked for a boss (the last of my career) for 8-9 years who had the worst case of ADHD you ever saw. I see next to zero similarity between Trump and Tom R. Trump has an entirely different personality disorder and it is the most extreme I have ever seen. There is not even a close second. He is often compared with Mussolini and Berlusconi. I would love to have known these two guys and spoken their language so I could compare for myself.

        • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

          You have dealt with pygmies and now you see a giant. What else can you do but try and cut him down to size?

          I don’t know what to say. Is this gofuckme a clever parry or are you being serious? Read my last little para-paragraph.

  109. Cold N. Holefield June 25, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    Q. Shtik, no, I am not going to read Taleb’s book. There are no Black Swans or White Swans or Dark Gray Swans. There is only the Yellow Swan and it has landed, or left the building, if you prefer.

    Nobody notices the massive Yellow Swan, and perhaps that’s because the Yellow Swan is sitting on their collective face and obscuring their view. Sometimes, something can be so large and so ubiquitous, you can’t see it, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t there — or here.

    • Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

      Q. Shtik, no, I am not going to read Taleb’s book. – Cold

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

      I was not actually directing you to read his book, rather I am saying that if you had you would know that Black Swans can be either positive or negative. Most people (particularly those who have not read the book) have come to think a Black Swan is by definition some terrible negative event. Just as they incorrectly think a difficult learning curve is like a steep mountain in front of them which must be climbed. Not so.

      I am trying to drive this point home because the Dark Gray Swan of the brexit is going to prove to be a very positive event in the longer term.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 4:54 pm #

      Resistance is futile. You will be absorbed.

      dailystormer.com/jeff-sessions-time-for-an-american-brexit/

  110. Cold N. Holefield June 25, 2016 at 3:16 pm #

    Janos said: What can I say? I don’t know. I don’t know!

    Well I’ll be. This is a first! Janos admitting he doesn’t know. Guess what? I don’t believe you. You know everything, Janos, or at least you think you do. For you to state you don’t know is a crude attempt at humor. You do know everything, and that everything is subject to change daily dependent upon what tripe you’ve read & assimilated on any particular day.

    • Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

      The Yellow Swan is sitting on your face. Foreign pleasures? Are you paying for it?

  111. fodase June 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler, You finally get someone — Trump — who will upset the entire political landscape, and simply because you haven’t grown up and put away your foolish Democrat-liberal-socialist ideas, you go on a name calling spree with “ham-headed sonofabitch.” You voted for the last 8 years of the ruination of America, now live with it.

    As the British (God love ’em!) would say, “here, here!”. Just what I’ve been excoriating JHK for. He refuses to take responsibility for the mess his twice-for-obama vote has created because he just can’t admit that he’s been wrong with his insane Democrate-loving proclivities lo these many years.

    JHK we have called you out, be enough of a man to admit it.

    fodase

    • JimInFlorida June 25, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      I’ll have to repeat an earlier comment.

      JHK was forced to back the lesser of two evils. Have we already forgotten how the Republican Establishment RIGGED the 2008 and 2012 elections to get Obama in and keep him there???

      Don’t tell me that McCain / Airhead and Mittens / Ryan were the best they could offer. It was a repeat of the Bob Dole strategy to force the most useless and insulting candidate on the Republican voters; despite the fact that organic support was behind another.

      McCain and Mittens were DESIGNED to take a fall. Mainly to play the ZOG Establishment game and also to backhand the Silent Majority like a pimp to a whore he owns. Just to let both know that they can’t go anywhere else.

      I’ve always voted 3rd party out of spite for the ZOG parties. I can completely understand why JHK held his nose and voted for Obama.

      • Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

        Jim, your theory is a conspiracy too far.

        • JimInFlorida June 25, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

          Given the established history of The Establishment, I was quite lenient! One should NEVER discount conspiracies when faced with the awesome criminal energy of our Top 1%.

          The only thing I got carried away with was asserting that JHK was forced to choose Obama as the Lesser of Two Evils.

          I should have said that JHK, very likely, held his nose and voted for Obama over the others who were quite open about their reactionary Globalism.

        • wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 5:41 pm #

          “McCain and Mittens were DESIGNED to take a fall.” –Jim/Florida

          There is no evidence this is so. Donors don’t give millions of dollars to candidates were are going to take a fall. Republicans were saying there would be a landslide victory over Obama, and were proved liars… twice.

          Now they are going for a third… repeating the same lies about Trump. Except this time there are hundreds of delegates ready to dump Trump at the convention. There is no guarantee Trump/Clinton will be the candidates. Only after the delegates vote can we say for sure who the candidates will be.

  112. FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    Constitutional Monarchy from the British point of view is when there is a Queen, but there is no Constitution. (UK does not have a Constitution).

    Likewise, Democracy from the English point of view, is when the demos votes as the day before was decided by the Privy Council of Her Majesty, and Brexit from this point of view means that the job is done and the EU is stuck deep in Ukraine and nothing could be done about it.

    And the most interesting fact about Brexit is unpleasant surprise that in the first few hours could not be hidden by the Clintonites, as well as the fact that they tried to comfort themselves by inventing Sanders willingness to accept Hillary as the only nominee of US Democratic Party.

    In the first few hours after the unexpected news when the media does not know what to lie, many things become clear. In particular, it was absolutely clear that the Clintonites’ surprise was due precisely to the fact that they immediately realized that they were not setup by the “British Street”, but by the Privy Council of Her Majesty.

    The reaction of the EU officials to Brexit clearly shown that the Germans again got their Teutonic blood up, and for them Englishmen are now the barbarians and pagans, filthy Ordnung violators, and we now will see the full Anglo-Saxon fireworks in honor of return of Ahnenerbe, the Entente and even Vineta to the Continent.

    This means that the Party of War will have an uphill battle with Sanders on the Convention.

    And well, you know that Trump traveled to Scotland, no less successfully than Bernie Sanders to Rome.

  113. Janos Skorenzy June 25, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    A Learning Curve is something we ski down, effortlessly. As Lao Tzu said, the Great Learning is forgetting. If you know all about say a cat, you can’t see the cat anymore. You only see your “larnin'”. Clean your widows of perception and everything will appear as it is, infinite.

    If you suddenly become frightened of your cat, you know you are on the right track.

    • elysianfield June 26, 2016 at 12:07 pm #

      ” If you know all about say a cat, you can’t see the cat anymore. You only see your “larnin’”.

      Sooo, absolute ignorance brings infinite clarity?

      • Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2016 at 2:27 pm #

        So you conflate communing with the essence of the cat with ignorance? Careful, that path leads to becoming George Will. Read the Cloud of Unknowing if you want to know more (less). As has been said, small learning leads away from God. Great Learning leads back to Him. If you can still your mind without going to sleep, you will enter into the world of essences – or things as He made them. Every leaf and blade of glass will be on fire with God as Thomas Traherne said. Not a theory but an experience.

        And yes, getting high will help you get there naturally afterwards. You’ll know the path. You’ll be a Man of Knowledge as Casteneda’s Don Juan said.

        • elysianfield June 26, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

          “So you conflate communing with the essence of the cat with ignorance? ”

          No, but you seem to indicate that a lack of knowledge, or preconception, provides only the visual reality, empty of preconception, and unknowing of essence. I know I am crippled by my lifetime choice of reading material, my agnosticism, and failure to use drugs…so I will have to stick with reality, and will never understand the essence.

          Finding God in every blade of grass would appear as a State of Grace, and would, one would expect, be beatific…however I am haunted by the sage words of Tommy Chong…

          “I used to be fucked up on drugs, and then I found Jesus…Now I’m all fucked up on Jesus….

  114. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    “He is often compared with Mussolini and Berlusconi.” –Q

    Trump has little in common with them. Trump cannot speak in public without flubbing… unless he reads from a prepared script. If he sticks to the teleprompter he is able to read the words… but not deliver oratory anywhere near Obama.

    It is possible Trump inherited $200 million and is now worth less than $200 million. A failed businessman. We will know when he releases his tax forms, but it appears Trump is asset-rich and cash-poor. That would explain his inability to “self-fund” … he needs money. But even with money he seems incapable of running a campaign or developing a ground game or speaking intelligently off-script.

  115. Cold N. Holefield June 25, 2016 at 5:11 pm #

    Q. Shtik, I haven’t read Taleb’s book and I won’t read it. I’ve read a little bit about the Black Swan, and in my opinion, the only one that matters, it’s just some shit a dildo Economist made up. In otherwords, it’s a fabrication. It sounds intellectual & sophisticated, but like most everything else Economist’s conjecture, it’s just more Bullshit.

    If it makes you feel better to think the Brexit is some sort of Turning Point for the better, don’t let me get in your way of that. I have taken note that you didn’t use the word “assure,” but yet you’re actually quite sure.

  116. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm #

    George Will has changed his voter registration in Maryland from Republican to “unaffiliated” making George Will and Q on the same page. George Will has abandoned the Republican Party. Or it abandoned him by supporting a New York liberal like Trump.

    One presidential candidate wants to end loopholes for the “very rich.” He’s against trade deals that allow foreign “sweatshops” to steal American jobs. He backs “prevailing wages” for U.S. positions filled by foreigners with special visas. He supports universal health-care coverage and an “individual mandate.” And he says he’s the guy to rebuild America, a job that could cost hundreds of billions of tax dollars.

    Bernie Sanders? Hillary Clinton? Nah. Try Donald Trump. The Republican Party hasn’t fielded a candidate who departs so much from conservative economic orthodoxy since Richard Nixon in 1972.

  117. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

    Brexit is a non-issue, not a dark grey swan. The dream of a united Europe goes back a ways. Maybe some of you don’t remember the “common market” (1957) to unite the European countries. There are still 27 countries after England leaves… if England leaves. There is no binding legal process to force Cameron to invoke article 50 to leave the EU.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

      You betcha! We do remember even the Third Reich, a relatively successful but somewhat short-lived implementation of the united Europe.

      • JimInFlorida June 25, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

        The parameters of Hitler’s united Europe featured demographic harmony, economic self-sufficiency, and efficient wealth distribution. It took the combined forces of many countries to put Germany back under the banksters’ thumb.

        Completely the opposite of the ZOG-E.U. Matrix. The ZOG-E.U is groveling to its bankster masters and flogging itself with racial pollution for the sake of an alien and insane demigod called, “DIVERSITY.”

  118. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    “McCain and Mittens were DESIGNED to take a fall.” –Jim/Florida

    There is no evidence this is so. Donors don’t give millions of dollars to candidates were are going to take a fall. Republicans were saying there would be a landslide victory over Obama, and were proved liars… twice.

    Now they are going for a third time… repeating the same lies about Trump. Except this time there are hundreds of delegates ready to dump Trump at the convention. There is no guarantee Trump/Clinton will be the candidates. Only after the delegates vote can we say for sure who the candidates will be.

    • JimInFlorida June 25, 2016 at 7:52 pm #

      wpa, your willful naiveté is a force to be reckoned with.

      The art of politics is to keep the Pollyannas and Dudley Do-Rights so duped that they cannot see misfeasance in front of their faces. The art of politics is to cultivate such gullible people to be offended if anybody should suggest that The Establishment is not faithfully following the rules.

      Big Political Donors ALWAYS play both sides of the field!!! The Rothschild mafia is infamous for perfecting that game. You can not be so sheltered! Trust me, the Donors will get their payoff regardless of who wins or loses.

  119. FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 6:09 pm #

    Preventing the formation of a strong continental alliance is a thousand-year old policy of England, which it inherited from the Vikings, one of which was Rurik.

    England joined the European Union to ruin it from within, which is an implementation of the traditional British policy and I would even say an English identity. And if the union of France + Germany + Netherlands means a strong continental alliance, and if you add to this mix Italy and Spain, the union of a less powerful, and if you add Poland, the Baltic states, Romania and Greece, it turns out the loose congregation which sooner or later gets slapped by a clawed paw of the Russian Bear.

  120. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

    “do you actually believe the unemployment numbers?” –Reagan

    Why shouldn’t they be believed? The same criteria are being used now that were used during the Bush years, so a comparison is valid. Do you know how unemployment is defined? It is so simple a third grader can grasp it:

    1) People with jobs are employed.

    2) People who are jobless, looking for a job, and available for work are unemployed.

    3) The labor force is made up of the employed and the unemployed.

    4) People who are neither employed nor unemployed are not in the labor force.

    What do you have a problem with, Reagan, that makes you suspicious?

    • JimInFlorida June 25, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

      Jimmy Carter was destroyed by honest unemployment and inflation numbers.

      When Reagan came to power, his flunkies started the process of massaging the numbers so that it will be IMPOSSIBLE to post either a 10% unemployment OR inflation number. Every Administration after Reagan has gamed the statistical modeling to keep the numbers in the single digits.

      To assert that somebody is “employed” while working one hour a week a lie by way of statistics. It is no secret that millions are off the books because they maxed out their unemployment and still can’t find a real job.

      Here is a better metric to determine who is really employed. If somebody can earn enough money to pay rent, utilities, and food WITHOUT NEEDING ANY GOVERNMENT OR PRIVATE CHARITY ASSISTANCE, then they are truly employed. If their job is a payroll position, and covered by all Labor, Wage, Ethics, and Safety laws, then they are truly employed.

      That would mean that the U.S. has an EFFECTIVE unemployment rate of over 60%.

    • Q. Shtik June 25, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

      What do you have a problem with, Reagan, that makes you suspicious? – wpa

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

      Your entire raison d’etre is based on projecting a belief (not actually believing) that Obama has wrought an economic miracle over the past 7.5 years. It is simply not true. David Stockman who knows a thing or two about these data (employment/unemployment) gave an impressive explanation a week or two ago at his Contra Corner blog site. Unfortunately I can’t lay my finger on a link at this moment. You are a wizard at this sort of thing so you should be able to locate it. Then again why would you work to destroy your own bogus story line.

  121. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    “…sooner or later gets slapped by a clawed paw of the Russian Bear.” –Finca

    Dream on, finca. Russia is a minor regional player and has not touched western Europe since 1945… that is 70+ years now without using its powerless paw.

    The EU is a reality, with or without England. England will have a messy negotiation to try to get out of contracts and trade deals. Don’t expect it to happen any time soon. Don’t expect Russia to mess with NATO. Putin is peeing in his pants and trembling with fear, and is still being punished by Europe and the USA for his criminal Crimean transgressions. Russia is considerably weaker thanks to Putin and his organized crime mafia.

  122. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    Two million Britons have signed a petition demanding a second referendum, citing the rules:

    “We the undersigned call upon HM Government to implement a rule that if the remain or leave vote is less than 60 [percent] based on a turnout less than 75 [percent] there should be a referendum.”

  123. FincaInTheMountains June 25, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

    We had it worse!

    youtube.com/watch?v=-qmqPByZFiw

  124. BackRowHeckler June 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm #

    Geez, WPA, you got me on a technicality. The fact remains, tho, the Pres. of UCONN, Susan Herbst, is pulling down some pretty serious swag. And why not? They are but Gods, these high ranking govt. functionaries, ‘specially ones in the university system. To see her pass by in her 40 ft limo, chauffeured by a smartly uniformed state trooper … its beyond words, indescribable, rapturous … you even savor the mud splashed on you. As for me, a mere serf, my job is to make my quarterly income tax payments in order to keep these luminaries living in the high manner to which they’ve grown accustom.

    brh

    • wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 9:42 pm #

      No problem, brh.

      Like I said, if it was up to me NOBODY working for the state would earn more than $150,000 (total, including “bonuses,” etc.) because I don’t think anyone needs to earn more than the chief executive officer of the state, the governor of Connecticut.

  125. BackRowHeckler June 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

    On a different note, in New Haven, the woman eaten by a pit bull is already out of the news. What replaced it is a bad batch of heroin and addicts are dropping like flies all over the city. A state of emergency has been declared. 2 dead so far, many more emergency cases.

    Big ‘Gay Pride’ festival coming up!

    This is the stuff great nations are made of.

    How do you like it now, Gentlemen?

    brh

    • pequiste June 25, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

      And these two little news items “piggyback” (if I can still use the euphemism; is it not heterosexist, and or, heaven forbid, anti-Semitic and anti-Yzlamik) nicely with the Gay Pride parades scheduled nationwide and the notion of what makes a country great.

      militarytimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2016/06/24/ban-transgender-troops-lifted-july-1/86351716/

      It will sure enough will make the U.S. military establishment a more disciplined, tough and formidable force, won’t it?

      And rather than a memorial to the military veterans who fought and died in Iraq, SYria and Afghanistan, President Barry Hussein Soetoro Obama has just declared the Stonewall Bar in Manhattan a national historic landmark.

      whitehouse.gov/blog/2016/06/24/president-obama-designates-stonewall-national-monument

      How many have troops died in Southwest Asia until now? 8000+?

      Just when you think he has no bottom….is he a top or bottom? is the LGBTQBIN question of the day.

      • BackRowHeckler June 25, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

        Yeah P, think about TR & Pershing’s work, at the beginning of the 20th century, to turn ranchers, hard rock miners, cowboys, loggers and farm boys into riflemen, more specifically Springfield 03 riflemen.

        I think if they were here today, and had to deal with the human material described above, they might have their work cut out for them. Maybe it would be an impossible task and they would have to just walk away.

        brh

  126. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm #

    A massive wildfire burning out of control in the foothills of central California has left at least 150 homes in ruins and damaged another 75.

    But, according to Trump, California does not have a drought, there is plenty of water, and global warming is a hoax.

    • San Jose June 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm #

      In San Jose this year we came within .5 inches to the normal annual rainfall. We have fires in the summer because with our normal weather pattern, it simply doesn’t rain between May and October. Sometimes fires are worse in years where there is a surplus of water because everything grows like crazy, and when it dries out it provides fuel for the fires.

      Jen

  127. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 10:48 pm #

    Jen, global warming is real. The planet is heating up and there are demonstrable consequences.

    According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in 2015 there were 10 weather and climate disaster events in the United States—including severe storms, floods, drought, and wildfires—that caused at least $1 billion in losses. For context, each year from 1980 to 2015 averaged $5.2 billion in disasters (adjusted for inflation). If you zero in on the years between 2011 and 2015, you see an annual average cost of $10.8 billion.

    California has led the country in adopting a forward thinking clean energy framework, and San José’s Green Vision is probably ahead of the rest of the country in recognizing the dual purpose and promise of clean technology and carbon avoidance into the future. San Jose is an early adopter for technological innovation. Silicon Valley is a leader.

    “From compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) to electric vehicles (EV), from smart grid technologies and building efficiency technologies to next generation photovoltaics (PV), biofuels, advanced lighting technologies and construction materials, companies are fast at work across Silicon Valley incubating, demonstrating, and conducting early stage manufacturing and creating go-to-market strategies for the next generation of clean goods.” (How Clean Tech Jobs are related to Climate Change in San Jose, CA)

    • JimInFlorida June 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm #

      ALL of this “green” high tech BS is environmentally toxic. All we’re doing is “greenwashing” more consumption while offshoring all the nasty manufacturing to China. ALL of the examples you propose represent too much techno-bullshit chasing too few legitimate functions in society.

      The CFL’s require more manufacturing than the old-fashioned incandescents. Plus, they are toxic because of the mercury in them. They don’t last as long as was promised. The alleged energy savings will never make up for the negative externalities.

      Smart grid is just more computer BS chasing the same problems, introducing new complexities, a new way for Big Brother to watch us, and just another thing to break. The energy and material investment baked in to all these toys will never pay for itself.

      Which uses less energy OVER THE LIFE OF THE VEHICLE? A super high tech Electric car, with massive amounts of upfront energy and material investment baked into it before it drives its first mile? OR… the modest energy and material input to restore a ’62 Ford Falcon? Hell, I’ll even wager that restoring AND DRIVING a ’72 Chevy Impala will use MUCH less energy over its lifespan than what went into the high tech Electric car that hasn’t even left the dealer’s lot!

      We are reflexively taught to chant the mantra that high tech solves all problems and can’t see the massive damage being done. Millions of jobs lost due to automation and offshoring, thanks to computers.

      A truly environmental economy would break up all these giant corporations, break up the giant corporate farms, and get all the people involved in making stuff in-house. The U.S. economy is largely unproductive and wastes its human and energy resources in Bread and Circuses, McJobs, and countless rackets designed to feed a rapacious and parasitic Top 1%. Productivity doesn’t need to be increased but distributed so that production and consumption are more closely tied. That will cut out a lot of the waste and resulting environmental damage.

  128. wpa_ccc June 25, 2016 at 10:59 pm #

    26 million trees have died in the Sierra since October, raising fire risk

    A lethal combination of drought, heat and voracious bark beetles has killed 26 million trees in the Sierra Nevada over the last eight months — an alarming finding for a state already raging with wildfires fueled by desiccated landscapes.

    The dire estimate offered Wednesday by federal officials brings the loss of trees since 2010 to at least 66 million, a number that is expected to increase considerably throughout the year, despite an average winter of rain and snow that brought some relief to urban Californians.

    “Tree dies-offs of this magnitude are unprecedented and increase the risk of catastrophic wildfires that puts property and lives at risk,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a statement.

    U.S. Forest officials say 40 million trees died between 2010 and late 2015. In October, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency and formed a tree-mortality task force to help mobilize additional resources for the safe removal of fallen and dying trees.

    The latest number was reached after a May survey of six southern Sierra counties: Fresno, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Tuolumne and Tulare.

    The Forest Service, which spent more than half its budget last year on fire management, plans to conduct additional surveys on tree mortality throughout the summer and fall.

    • malthuss June 26, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

      and? respond in tomorrows thread.

  129. wpa_ccc June 26, 2016 at 1:49 am #

    Now 3 million have signed the petition for a re-vote on Remain/Leave.

    The British government is duty-bound to respond to any petition reaching more than 100,000 signatories, as they did in January after one was launched to ban Donald Trump from setting foot on U.K. soil.

    • tucsonspur June 26, 2016 at 2:10 am #

      We’re practically neighbors.

    • Q. Shtik June 26, 2016 at 2:51 am #

      A bunch of meaningless posturing. As you know Trump was in Scotland on Friday. A lot of good that ban did.

      Give it up wpa, your one-world wet dream is on its way to the trash heap of history.

      • tucsonspur June 26, 2016 at 3:55 am #

        Damn, I sure hope so Q. They just don’t stop, do they?

  130. FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2016 at 4:10 am #

    Popular Twitter hash-tags:

    #Brexit #Grexit #Departugal #Italeave #Czechout #Oustria #Finish #Slovakout #Byegium #etc

  131. tucsonspur June 26, 2016 at 4:25 am #

    Oh, how George Will wailed, denouncing Trump from the get-go. Shaking his head in dismay, he described Trump as this “boorish man”, as if Trump were to come near him the fragile facade of his cultivated conservatism would crumble.

    This pusillanimous puff of pastry rivals that éclair of egg heads, Carl Rove, in crawling into his own conservative cubby-hole. Doesn’t he recognize that many of Trump’s positions are conservative?

    This bespectacled bubble head, this Buckley wannabe, out of Oxford and out of Princeton, has the academic credentials but none of the manly essentials. Trump is the mirror reflecting his unmanliness, and he’s also pissing on the worn out carpet of his conservatism.

    A bilge rat of a Republican, he now deserts the ship and scurries off into some will o’ the wisp corner of what he thinks is his conservative nobility. A putrid, toxic rat who would help bring down the nation only because he saw himself in Trump’s mirror.

    • Frankiti June 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm #

      The old mushy uptight George Will republicans pretty much need to go away and die. They’re walking dead. George never recovered from being beaten up by blowhard hooligan Bill O’Angry of Faux News. George, there’s not even a door to hit you on the way out, it’s in the smoldering rubble with the rest of “your” party.

      • BackRowHeckler June 26, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

        Yeah, and while he’s at it he can take that Ivy League bow tie he wears and shove it up his ass.

        brh

  132. Florida Power June 26, 2016 at 8:12 am #

    WPA above:

    Dream on, finca. Russia is a minor regional player and has not touched western Europe since 1945… that is 70+ years now without using its powerless paw…
    Don’t expect Russia to mess with NATO. Putin is peeing in his pants and trembling with fear, and is still being punished by Europe and the USA for his criminal Crimean transgressions. Russia is considerably weaker thanks to Putin and his organized crime mafia.

    What is the origin of the “minor regional player” newspeak? I recall Obama saying it early in his administration but, fresh from a career as a community organizer his depth of knowledge of foreign affairs was, well, Trumpian at that stage of his presidency. So he was taking his talking points from some other source — and no shame in that by the way. It is absurd to expect “the leader of the Free World” to arrive on the scene not only omnipotent but omniscient.

    I detect the odor of the NeoCons in the State Dept.

    Not sure about You WPA, but any nation with the capability to annihilate North America is not a minor regional player. Janos and I exchanged comments way above on the metrics of nuclear devices and I offered this link: atomicarchive.com/Effects/effects1.shtml

    Now perhaps the Russians are just fooling the West as they apparently fooled the CIA back in the Soviet days, but are you willing to take that risk? I’m sure at some point you wrote that words/ideas have consequences. Adopting that Neo-Con phrase obviously intended as insult puts you in their camp, which is at 180 degree variance with the bulk of your ideology. You sound like a warmonger.

  133. FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    Panic among Clintonites

    All channels, democratic and republican alike, say that Brexit is a revolt against the establishment, which will inevitably jump across the ocean and bring victory to Trump (the latter only say Republican channels, of course). And the US media are indignant when such statements are being made by the European media, claiming that the revolt against the establishment began in the United States, and it came down to that Brexit is now called a manifestation of Trampism.

    And the democratic media say that the Democratic Party program, which is being prepared for the Convention, showing the growing influence of Bernie Sanders, I would say that if this program will be adoped the Democratic Party will become the party of Bernie Sanders.

    It seems that Hillary told him: “You could take the party to yourself, just let me to the red button and accept me as nominee” (And she’ll just hang him later.) And the most striking thing is that in spite of all these concessions, Sanders still has not acknowledged her as a nominee!

    It seems the only thing that could save the power in the hands of the Western establishment is war today and now, and the fact that it is still not happening, says that the coup of Hillary Clinton succeeded in seizing control of the White House, but failed to seize control of the Pentagon.

    The fact that diplomats desire war, and the Pentagon and the defense industry strongly oppose this desire is beyond doubt one of the most amazing “achievements” of Hillary Clinton – Wargasm in its pure form.

    And now it is clear that US Necons, the bureaucracy of the European Union and NATO – are the three sides of the same coin. (However topologically impossible proposition)

    The “National interest” went so far that said that if the dog fights between the Russian and American pilots will still happen in Syria, it would mean a conscious decision of the American establishment (Hillary Clinton?) to slam the door behind her, starting at least a local war with Russia.

    nationalinterest.org/feature/how-long-before-us-russian-jets-clash-over-syria-16725

  134. Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2016 at 2:33 pm #

    Hillary: I’m with her.
    Trump: I’m with you.

    Hillary is putting words in our mouths. Trump is talking to us. This says it all, I think.

    Soros admits that the Global Elite are losing Europe. Maybe they shouldn’t have tried to turn Europe into Eurabia? Was that in the founding documents or at least the ones the People got to see?

    dailystormer.com/jewge-soros-disintegration-of-the-eu-practically-irreversible/

    The future is brightening. What joy in this morning to be alive, and to be young would be heaven.

  135. Cold N. Holefield June 26, 2016 at 4:44 pm #

    More and more every day, whether he’s witting to it or not, Trump is playing the perfect foil for a Hillary win in the General Election. If it was the plan all along, it’s absolutely brilliant. I’ll even say it had me fooled for a while. Early on, I thought it was a plan hatched by The Clintons in collaboration with Trump, then, as he got rolling, I thought he was legit, but now I’m back to thinking his job was to neutralize any viable Republican Contenders and then look like a complete fool in the General Election.

    • FincaInTheMountains June 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm #

      I don’t think so. Cold, you’re just succumbing to a non-stop Clinton-controlled media manipulation. Clintonites are on the run, it will be a contest between Red and White Projects – Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.

  136. Janos Skorenzy June 26, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    The Brothers have been attacked in Sacramento, just as White Trump supporters were in San Jose. The difference? These Brothers were of a higher caste and fought back.

    yahoo.com/news/multiple-stabbing-victims-during-rally-sacramento-california-195725881.html

  137. Florida Power June 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    Bill Holter offers an interesting twist on the Brexit vote. Good lawyers never ask a question the answer to which they already do not know. Likewise, the political elites would never have offered up the opportunity if they did not know the outcome. Now that they have Brexit they will be able to point to it as the reason for the dissolution of the system ( by which Holter and Jim Sinclair mean primarily the inevitable popping of the sovereign debt bubble/credit collapse) and thus place responsibility on the democratic rabble.

  138. BackRowHeckler June 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm #

    I’m worried about the EU elitists, the honchos running the show in Brussels. There are thousands of them, and they live large. An article in the Daily Mail described how the live: catered meals 3 times per day (free), access to limos and jets to fly them anywhere in the world, lavish pay, private school in the Alps for their kids (the ones that aren’t queer) numerous perks, benefits and amenities unmatched by anyone on earth except perhaps a few royal families in the Middle East, and severance pay that last the whole rest of their lives.

    Now that they see the jig might be up, the grift might be coming to an end, expect them to loot and steal everything they can get their hands on between now and the time the whole goddam thing goes down in flames. Don’t be surprised if more than a few convert to Islam, weasels that they are.

    brh

    • wpa_ccc June 27, 2016 at 12:33 am #

      ” (the ones that aren’t queer)” –brh

      brh, European schools are open to LGBT students and they are legally protected from discrimination, including in Switzerland.

  139. wpa_ccc June 27, 2016 at 12:39 am #

    “Don’t be surprised if more than a few convert to Islam, weasels that they are.” –brh

    There are three million Muslims living in the USA and there is nothing wrong with becoming a Muslim or practicing Islam, the religion of peace of 1.6 Billion Muslims.

    • BackRowHeckler June 27, 2016 at 1:06 am #

      You still up?

      For God’s sake WPA, get some sleep!

      brh

    • JimInFlorida June 27, 2016 at 7:31 am #

      Islam (and Muslims) belong in the Middle East where it historically belongs. Inside their own world where they have their established order. Islam does not belong in the West or in nominally “Christian” nations. Islam maintains bloody borders and those borders like to feed upon willfully ignorant Christians and Jewish NGO’s that routinely betray their hosts for profit.

      Muslims have NO RESPECT for infidels who drop their guard and invite them in. There would be mutual respect between the West and the Islamic world if Muslims were projectile vomited out of the West and sent back to where they came from! I would also have no problem if Muslims threw out our corporations and made the West return and negotiate with them as sovereigns of their lands.

  140. Cold N. Holefield June 27, 2016 at 8:27 am #

    Elysianfield said: I know I am crippled by my lifetime choice of reading material, my agnosticism, and failure to use drugs…so I will have to stick with reality, and will never understand the essence.

    You mean stick with THAT reality — the one your inputs afforded you. There is no ONE reality that comprises all others. There is only our perception, and that’s unique to anything that perceives.

    • elysianfield June 27, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      “There is no ONE reality that comprises all others. There is only our perception, and that’s unique to anything that perceives.”

      Cold,
      Yes, but there must be a core of commonality, for if not, my perception of a cat might be another’s perception of an ptarmigan….

  141. Cold N. Holefield June 27, 2016 at 9:16 am #

    JimInFlorida said: I would also have no problem if Muslims threw out our corporations and made the West return and negotiate with them as sovereigns of their lands.

    I bet there are a lot of things you would have no problem with, JIF. Would you have no problem with returning to a time when “women” knew their place and abided by the natural role God gave them?

    I’m inferring, or maybe you’re implying, that you have no problem with Tyranny per se, so long as it’s decentralized and localized. And this, for everyone with more than a brain stem up top, is The Mentality that’s ready to fill the Power Vacuum in America when/if it collapses, so if you don’t plan for its inevitability, it will be inevitable.

    When law breaks down, if it does, and it’s a free-for-all, the most noble thing any Warrior could do is to dedicate himself/herself to the elimination/neutralization of every Wannabe Warlord who attempts to fill the Power Vacuum.

  142. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2016 at 6:21 am #

    Russia: Live TV aired the Pogrom of anti-Putin Putsch Conspiracy

    For whom and why were cleaning up and preparing Russian Academy of Science (RAS)? Perhaps part of the elite was trying to create a structure of parallel government in Russia. Very nice, and I think correctly: its people could meet absolutely private, under the “scientific” pretext and not causing any suspicion and, very importantly, all at once.

    RAS was destined to become a new Kremlin, only more powerful.

    Horizontal contacts of different security services, various agencies and ministries, part of the the Kremlin administration itself would be perfectly justified to meet in their “scientific activities for the benefit of the country” and most importantly, totally bypassing the Kremlin. Fighting internal systems, in which the Kremlin would be doomed to failure without even realizing where it is coming from.

  143. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    I do not know how gentlemen could work in such conditions. Everything happens at once and at a wrong time.

    Although, it is very stupid to try to deceive The Intelligence Colonel. You really can overstrain your thinking abilities, so any psychiatric clinic would decline the treatment.

    They should’ve started with the Intelligence Sergeant and then move up the ranks.

  144. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    Consensus between various elite groups is needed just-in-time, rather than on the next day, and not on the phone, which the Motherland is overhearing and writing down.

    All the important and fundamental questions are settled only in person and a platform for inter-elite conspiracy would become RAS. For toppling Putin regime were needed these strong horizontal lines of informal direct communication outside the state machine and if they could be established and strengthen, then no KGB or National Guard would help the regime.

  145. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2016 at 6:26 am #

    First Russia recognized NGO as foreign agents, then set up the National Guard, then arrested the Interior Ministry colonel Zakharchenko with couple of tons of American dollars in the original FED packaging and now the main structure which would be preparing a coup using money from the Russian budget was demolished.

    How about it, Watson?

  146. FincaInTheMountains November 30, 2016 at 6:27 am #

    Well, they really can’t do it in the bath houses in the presence of the girls, as it happened in the Saint 90s, could they?

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