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And so now Julian Assange of Wikileaks has been dragged out of his sanctuary in the London embassy of Ecuador for failing to clean his cat’s litter box. Have you ever cleaned a litter box? The way we always did it was to spread some newspaper — say, The New York Times — on the floor, transfer the used cat litter onto it, wrap it into a compact package, and put it in the trash.

It was interesting to scan the Comments section of The Times’s stories about the Assange arrest: Times readers uniformly presented themselves as a lynch mob out for Mr. Assange’s blood. So much for the spirit of liberalism and The Old Gray Lady who had published The Pentagon Papers purloined by Daniel Ellsberg lo so many years ago. Reading between the lines in that once-venerable newspaper — by which I mean gleaning their slant on the news — one surmises that The Times has actually come out against freedom of the press, a curious attitude, but consistent with the neo-Jacobin zeitgeist in “blue” America these days.

Anyway, how could anyone expect Mr. Assange to clean his cat’s litter box when he was unable to go outside his sanctuary to buy a fresh bag of litter, and was denied newspapers this past year, as well as any other contact with the outside world?

US government prosecutors had better tread lightly in bringing Mr. Assange to the sort of justice demanded by readers of The New York Times — which is to say: lock him up in some SuperMax solitary hellhole and throw away the key. The show trial of Julian Assange on US soil, when it comes to pass, may end up being the straw that stirs America’s Mickey Finn as a legitimate republic.

The bloodthirsty hysteria among New York Times readers is a symptom of the mass confusion sown by agencies of the US government itself when its own agents ventured to meddle in the national election of 2016 and then blame it on “the Russians.” As you will learn in the months ahead, it was The Times itself, and other corporate news organizations, who colluded with officers of the FBI, the Department of Justice, the CIA, and the Obama White House to concoct a phony narrative about Mr. Trump being in cahoots with Vladimir Putin, thus depriving Hillary Clinton of her “turn” in the White House; and then to join those agencies, and the grotesquely dishonest two-year investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a cover-your-ass operation to hide their nefarious and criminal acts.

The USA has a lot of sorting to do and, of course, the new Democratic-led congress is already trying as hard as possible to prevent that from happening, the latest being their piling on Attorney General William Barr for testifying under oath that he believed the government ran a spying operation on candidate Donald Trump. The existence of FISA warrants establishes that as a fact, as does the million dollar payment by the CIA and US Defense Department to international man of mystery Stephan Halper, the secret agent man (posing as an Oxford professor) commissioned to entrap Trump campaign associate Carter Page. The ugly cascade of truth about that ploy, and many other seditious subterfuges run by US officials, will eventually bury the Jacobin “resistance” under more used cat litter than the Ecuadorian embassy staff could ever dream of.

The official charges so far against Julian Assange include skipping bail in the UK and supposedly attempting to assist the US soldier then known as Bradley Manning to find a password for entering certain US government computer data bases. The UK bail matter revolved around Assange’s extradition to Sweden on a bullshit rape charge that was subsequently dropped as having no merit by Swedish authorities. The US supposedly reserves the authority to lob additional charges at Mr. Assange, though they may face a lengthy extradition battle with his attorneys to lever him out of the UK and into US custody. In the meantime, Mr. Assange may receive a Nobel Prize as a symbol of a lone conscience standing up against the despotic deceits of the world’s deep states. Wouldn’t that gum up the works nicely? I’d like to see The New York Times’s front page headline on that story: Russian Colluder Wins Nobel Prize, Put on Trial in Federal Court. By then, the United States of America will be so completely gaslighted that it will pulsate in the darkness like a death star about to explode.


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  1. chet_the_farmer April 12, 2019 at 9:58 am #

    Great article as usual. Thank you Mr. Kunstler.

    Now, after this message will be endless discussions about left and right, and D’s and R’s.

    Just wanted to get Something Else into the comments before Thee The Sheeple fill it up.

    • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 10:10 am #

      Chet,

      Where are you located? What do you farm? What’s working and what’s not working for you in terms of politics and your business? What working and not working for you in terms of technology?

      Sorry for playing twenty questions. It helps me to know what’s working for other people in our profession.

      • hmuller April 12, 2019 at 10:36 am #

        I’m sure JHK is fine with the idea of making this a farm info bulletin board. LOL

        Admin sez: Please, don’t get your knickers in a twist about two comments about farming. Food production happens to be an important issue.

        • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 10:44 am #

          He hasn’t deleted it yet. :-p

          • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:48 am #

            Well farming just may be something we should all be talking about sooner than later right :-)?

          • CancelMyCard April 12, 2019 at 11:15 am #

            “Food production happens to be an important issue.”

            Damn Straight.

            I looked over my beds yesterday; lots of green shoots!

            1) All of my alliums — garlic, shallots, leeks, onions — planted last October, are sporting nice green leaves in the 4″ – 8″ range right now.

            2) Peas planted last month are just poking through the soil.

            3) Lettuce seedlings planted last week are still establishing root systems.

            4) Hardened off cool-weather seedlings are being planted each day now — kale, broccoli, cauliflower, kohlrabi, swiss chard, celery, mizuna, parsley, etc.

            5) Under the grow lights, the tomatoes and peppers are flourishing, awaiting entry into the greenhouse at the end of the month.

            Ah, springtime . . .

            It grows on you!

      • devon44 April 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm #

        Farmer Joe and Chet, nice to meet you! I have a small 5.5 acre farm in WV, raising small quantities of Mangalitsa pork, free range eggs, 9 varieties of pears, and 4 varieties of blueberries. So far, I’ve only lost a few plants from my bee garden from the brutal winter we had last year (lots of very cold, strong winds and snow).

        I’m what I call a ‘corporate farmer’ – I make my money in the corporate world and funnel as much as I can into building up my farm.

        What do you all raise? And do you have any concerns over this ‘grand solar minimum’ issue, or do you think it’s BS? As for me, I haven’t made up my mind yet, I want to see what this coming winter is like. Of course, I’m prepping for severe cold anyway with tapestries, woodstoves, storm windows, and bookshelves along all outer walls of the house.

        • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

          I’ve been looking for banana peppers all over. It’s probably best I didn’t find any since here near Kaw Nation we just had two nights freezing temps. Covered the tomatoes and the onions seemed to like it.

        • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

          For money I board horses, sell beef, piglets, firewood, and timber. Other than I just do my best to get by. As much as possible I do my own building and machine maintenance, grow a big garden, etc.

          You sound like a prepper. I used to think of myself that way too. Now I just have a job, and it happens to be one that would do well in a crisis. Being a prepper was not what really worked for me, but a bridge to something better.

      • wet dog April 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

        Farmer Joe,

        I’m an enumclaw boy like you – how’s that for a small world? You got your peas in, your spring veggies?

        I just finished reading the “Intelligent Gardener” by Solomon, all about mineralizing your garden. Very good book. My raised beds (6 inches of compost) are down, and the plants will soon be transplanted into them along with the minerals. I really enjoy this time of year.

        • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

          Hey Wet Dog, Nice to meet you! Small world.

          You know I do! I started tomatoes yesterday. I haven’t read that book, but I do know a lot about soil science. I studied Ag in school. I would highly recommend to anyone in our area his book, “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades.”

          It’s my favorite time of year too. 🙂

    • OccamsBeard April 12, 2019 at 11:15 am #

      I’m all in with the farmers. Just started my yearly vegetable garden.

      TraffickingInDivinity.com

      • noel bodie April 12, 2019 at 2:09 pm #

        Still waiting for our host to call for: full release of the Mueller Report, release of tax returns of liar in chief. Also Illinois State Senate just voted to keep prez and v prez candidates off the 2020 ballot if tax returns are not provided to voters. Info wars/deep state spooks try watching Hollywood flick, VICE …reality is alarming enough without noodling around in the backwater muck.

        • hmuller April 12, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

          Noel, so you would be OK with a state legislature voting to keep Trump’s name off the ballot?

          You know there are established procedures for getting a candidate’s name onto the ballot (independent of tax returns released or any other arbitrary obstacles.)

          Would you support a red state legislature keeping the Dem Pres. candidate’s name off the ballot, because they don’t like something about him or her?

          Such actions would bring the country closer to civil war. But I don’t believe the courts would allow it.

          Still, it’s sad you radical Left-Wingers have reached the point you want candidates you don’t like banned from the ballot, ideas you don’t like banned from public discussion, and people you disagree with imprisoned for wrong opinions.

          It shows you can’t win in the forum of public debate. You can only run around like angry, deranged demons – biting your own tails in spite.

          • DrTomSchmidt April 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

            Still, it’s sad you radical Left-Wingers have reached the point you want candidates you don’t like banned from the ballot, ideas you don’t like banned from public discussion, and people you disagree with imprisoned for wrong opinions.

            It shows you can’t win in the forum of public debate. You can only run around like angry, deranged demons – biting your own tails in spite.

            Just wanted to see it again. Well stated, sir!

          • benr April 12, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

            Knocked clear out the park.
            Reality of what progressives are doing is nothing short of disgusting.
            They scream about Fascism and then engage in some of the very worst tactics and have become what they abhor.

        • fugeguy April 12, 2019 at 3:26 pm #

          I think the Illinois state senate is also requiring that all candidates steal at least 83% of the public funds under their control… just saying.

  2. hmuller April 12, 2019 at 9:59 am #

    Hillary Clinton is quoted as saying, “Assange Must Now Answer For What He Has Done” I suspect the irony is lost on her.

    • Ishabaka April 12, 2019 at 10:12 am #

      Hillary: “If Assange hadn’t revealed factual evidence of my true nature, I’d have had My Turn!”

    • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 10:13 am #

      Of course it is. Add “to me” onto that quote and you have her real thoughts on the issue.

      At least she never got to “drone” him.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 10:15 am #

      I think that was a joint operation of the US and European Black Project against Julian Assange.

      I hope that Trump and the British would be able to stall long enough the deportation hearings in UK courts, so Assange would remain under the protection of the British.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:46 am #

      She feels totally secure that she will never have to answer for anything she or Bill has done. She may be right.

    • tahoe1780 April 12, 2019 at 11:48 am #

      Assange KNOWS from whom he received the e-mails; probably has the thumbdrive. That could get him killed as it likely did Seth Rich. Bill Binney of the NSA did the forensics and Comey ditched Assange’s offer to spill the beans in return for immunity. Why didn’t Mueller want to know?

      thenation.com/article/a-new-report-raises-big-questions-about-last-years-dnc-hack/

      thehill.com/opinion/white-house/394036-How-Comey-intervened-to-kill-Wikileaks-immunity-deal

      • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

        The whole deal with Barr is smokescreen. They could subpoena Mueller and find out everything. Pfft…

  3. Mountain gal April 12, 2019 at 10:04 am #

    Sorry, but I think Assange was quite a fruitcake. He might have done some good with his “leaks” but also much harm. And I’d guess he had long outlived his welcome in the embassy, especially as they had to remind him he needed to keep his bathroom clean as well as take care of his cat. And no, one doesn’t need newspapers to change the litter box. I think this dude was pretty antisocial and really liked testing boundaries.

    • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 10:17 am #

      What harm would that be? Make sure to support your assertions with concrete evidence.

      “Antisocial,” too, eh?

      If I were smarter, I’d might this post came from a paid purveyor of propaganda. There seems to be an uptick of posts of this nature here lately.

      • Mountain gal April 13, 2019 at 11:37 pm #

        If I disagree with you I am automatically presumed to be a “paid purveyor of propaganda”? What ever happened to the concept of people having different opinions?

        I’m just really creeped out by the guy, think he’s a loose cannon and that he shows serious sociopathic tendencies. He’s no Daniel Ellsberg.

        • Nightowl April 14, 2019 at 2:58 pm #

          It was a guess based on the tone of the post, which was low on facts and heavy on baseless smears.

          • Mountain gal April 14, 2019 at 11:08 pm #

            I stand by my post. You are welcome to disagree. Invite the guy to move in with you if you like him that much. I hear he’s in need of new digs.

    • Zoltar April 12, 2019 at 10:25 am #

      Mountain Gal

      Mr. Assange’s personality and alleged quirks are trivial compared with the official malfeasance he exposed. Do you want to live in the country that runs this way? Your hierarchy of values is a jumbled mess.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:30 am #

      Oh perhaps he was tired of being holed up in an embassy for seven years? Sure some of his actions have been questionable. Such accusations can be leveled against most people. But the information he uncovered and disseminated was critical for the public to see behind the curtain into the real world of the powers that be. I guess it would have been better for the DNC’s criminality to have remained hidden? Then we would have never known that the nomination was stolen from Bernie Sanders.

      • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

        More likely health issues brought the Panther in, and preparation for testimony.

      • BornToKillPeace April 12, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

        “Then we would have never known that the nomination was stolen from Bernie Sanders.”

        I didn’t need wikileaks to tell me the nomination was stolen. Seemed obvious enough.

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:26 pm #

          But I mean a paper trail as opposed to perception.

    • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 11:09 am #

      Is Assange a journalist or an activist? Maybe a bit of both.

      He certainly seemed to put his finger on the scale in favor of GGG in 2016, but I may be wrong. He’s a bit of mixed bag and may well be a fruitcake. He does seem quite friendly with the Russkies, but a lot of folks (read Republicans) are now, so what does that prove? His org also seems pretty handy at hacking computer systems, but….

      It is an unusual day when the party of Reagan, prefers V. Putin to our own intelligence services. You could always emigrate, yeah?

      Trump 2016 “I love Wikileaks!” GGG now “I know nothing about WikiLeaks. It’s not my thing and I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange. I’ve been seeing what’s happened with Assange.”

      Which is it? Short memory, dementia, I don’t know… fears something more might come out on his-self. Typically strange orange comment, no?

      GGG supporters, please ‘splain this “mis-speak” to me if you would be so kind. Oh, he didn’t know who this David Duke character was either… Do any of you know who he is?

      • benr April 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

        Odd how you don’t even know your own Democrat history of Dems supporting and even colluding with Russians against other Americans.
        Look no further than the lion of the senate who asked the Ruskies to help him Against the Gipper!
        That is just one glaring instance of many.
        Some Americans suffer short term memory lucky for you I am not one of them.

        thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/28267-the-lefts-collusion-with-the-russians-is-nothing…

        • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

          Well Ben, last time I reviewed historical facts, the Lion of the senate only ran for president, he did NOT become president of ‘Merica. He didn’t even get in the senate with Russkie help.

          And how long has the lion been dead? I’m glad you asked! Almost ten years now. So it’s an interesting bit of trivia, but the courts didn’t come close to how many convictions?? and how many indictments?? of a sitting president’s associates, let alone a sitting senator.

          Oh, I know… that’s different, right? Keep believing your GGG and his sycophants, maybe you’ll get the dictator you wish for, who knows?

          As for Assange being good, bad or indifferent, who knows? Whatever it is, he made his own bed (doing what he wanted to do) and will have to sleep in it. He sure screwed up mr / miss Manning’s life at any rate. Is he/she back in jail? I also hear the Swedish rape case that was dismissed, may be back on.

          Maybe Orangeness can pardon him, he is afterall, a Wikileaks lover, or not from what he said yesterday. Go figure???

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

            I don’t think the Lion even won the presidential primary. but I may be wrong on that score. Didn’t he challenge Jimmy C?

          • benr April 12, 2019 at 8:49 pm #

            What the hell does that have to do with the price of tea in Russia?
            A leading Democrat provably engaged in collusion with a foreign country to influence an election flash forward thirty years and you lot are screaming bloody murder about standard tactics you r side has engaged in for YEARS!.

          • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

            Don’t let him get you riled up. He’s cray cray.

        • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 3:50 pm #

          You know about this then, I’m sure Ben.

          salon.com/2017/01/28/kennedy-nixon-1960-election-clash-the-last-time-russians-intervened-in-a-u-s-el…

          • benr April 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm #

            Yep.
            I am also keenly aware that cook county fraud directly led to Nixon and Watergate.

    • Paulo April 12, 2019 at 11:12 am #

      I agree with M Gal.

      I just want to add this: Depriving….. “Hillary Clinton of her “turn” in the White House; and then to join those agencies, and the grotesquely dishonest two-year investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a cover-your-ass operation to hide their nefarious and criminal acts.”

      So the grossly dishonest investigation not yet released, you mean the one implemented by the Trump AG office, by a couple of Repubs, the one now being whitewashed by a new AG who auditioned for the job? That one? Quite an accomplished feat by old Hillary.

      That’s okay, Trumptards. The Orange monster wanted to install Ivanka in the World Bank, and of course Dweebie is solving the ME crisis….you all know Dweebie, the bankrupt RE mogul who got Saudi financing for 666? (Move along, no corruption this time around). No fears, Herman Cain and Stephen Moore for the Fed, that institution that just stopped raising interest rates in order to continue goose stepping the market ever upwards in behest of oh Orange Fat Boy. But Hillary Bad. 10 years from now, Hillary Bad. Hillary Bad.

      You know when this will all be forgotten? When Orango launches a hot war against Iran or NK, or when the economy totally collapses. But let’s fire some more cabinet lackeys….Orangeo has more relatives and friends.

      Light the match, already. This slow fuse of a cold revolution isn’t working. It’s like seeing a bunch of bar idjits arguing. Come’n throw that first big punch.

      • Paulo April 12, 2019 at 11:13 am #

        I just wanted to add, Assange is no Snowden.

        • sophia April 12, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

          I like them both, but if I had to choose, Assange is even more profoundly articulate.
          I continue to be mystified by the lack of public interest in the abuse Assange has received.

      • rackslope April 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

        You have to be getting paid to write this crap. There is no way you can actually believe it. You ARE consistent. But being consistently wrong is not even stupid. It is fanatic.

        • benr April 12, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

          Some people just prefer Socialism and communism it really is that simple.
          What I don’t understand is why they insist the rest of us must be drug down the sewer along with them.
          Hate America then move leave that progressive dog whistle nonsense at the door go to Europe any failing South American country or to your government type of choice.

      • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 4:29 pm #

        Ok. Last thread I asked you to provide a list of the crimes you know Trump has committed, with concrete evidence of course.

        Your move.

  4. tractorguy April 12, 2019 at 10:06 am #

    Julian Assange is the devil incarnate for giving Bradley Manning the password, and yet Bradley is seen as some kind of transgender ‘hero’ for using it.

    We do indeed live in the banana republic of Dumfuckistan.

    • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 10:20 am #

      This was going to be my comment! Consider it upvoted.

    • benr April 12, 2019 at 12:21 pm #

      It does seem to be getting crazier and crazier just take as a fact that crazy guy Alex Jones has been right about a lot of this nonsense and realize Up is down and moral is immoral.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 1:13 pm #

      You have to have principles and then be willing and able to see what they lead to. Most don’t have the first and those that do, are often unwilling and unable to do the second.

      Libertarians are rare in having Principles and following them logically to where they lead. However their Principles are not First Principles, and thus they lead to ruin if followed logically to the End.

      • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

        I would have called them the “ Old Landmarks “ just to see if anyone recognized the source. Principles too heavy to move.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

          Masonic Lingo. I assume you aren’t one, so it must have spread out of the Lodge into the wider culture at some point.

          • 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm #

            Yes, the secrets are out.. and they can never be changed…

            The first is the modes of recognition.
            The second is the division of symbolic Masonry into three Degrees.
            The third is the legend of the third Degree.
            The fourth is the government of the Fraternity by a presiding officer called a Grand Master.
            The fifth is the prerogative of the Grand Master to preside over every assembly of the Craft.
            The sixth is the prerogative of the Grand Master to grant Dispensations for conferring degrees at irregular times.
            The seventh is the prerogative of the Grand Master to give dispensations for opening and holding Lodges.
            The eighth is the prerogative of the Grand Master to make Masons at sight.
            Nine is the necessity of Masons to congregate in Lodges.
            Ten is the government of the Craft, when so congregated in a Lodge by a Master and two Wardens.
            Eleven is the necessity that every Lodge, when congregated, should be duly tiled.
            Twelve is the right of every Mason to be represented in all general meetings of the Craft and to instruct his representatives.
            Thirteen is the right of every Mason to appeal from the decision of his Brethren in Lodge convened, to the Grand Lodge or General Assembly of Masons.
            Fourteen is the right of every Mason to visit and sit in every regular Lodge.
            Fifteen is that no visitor, unknown as a Mason, can enter a Lodge without first passing an examination according to ancient usage.
            Sixteen is that no Lodge can interfere in the business of another Lodge, nor give degrees to Brethren who are members of other Lodges.
            Seventeen is that every Freemason is amenable to the Laws and Regulations of the Masonic jurisdiction in which he resides.
            Eighteen is that qualifications of a candidate are that he shall be a man, un-mutilated, free born, and of mature age.
            Nineteen is a belief in the existence of God.
            Twenty is that, subsidiary to this belief in God, is the belief in a resurrection to a future life.
            Twenty One is that a “Book of the Law,” for example, the Holy Bible, shall constitute an indispensable part of the furniture of every Lodge.
            Twenty Two is the equality of all Masons.
            Twenty Three is the secrecy of the institution.
            Twenty Four is the foundation of a Speculative Science, for purposes of religious or moral teaching.
            And Twenty Five is that these Landmarks can never be changed.

          • messianicdruid April 16, 2019 at 8:37 am #

            “Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:”

            “You must not move your neighbor’s boundary marker, which was set up by your ancestors to mark the inheritance you shall receive in the land the LORD your God is giving you to possess.”

            oldlandmarks.com/

  5. venuspluto67 April 12, 2019 at 10:15 am #

    Yeah, the vapidness and moral bankruptcy of “Blue America” is becoming so increasingly wretched that I’ve more or less made my peace with the notion that this country will morph into a redneck dystopia at some point in the not-too-distant future.

    • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 10:19 am #

      “Redneck” will be the only thing left that works if we continue down the inflationary road we are on.

    • FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 10:22 am #

      Long live the American Rednecks for stopping Hillary Clinton!

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:35 am #

      The left wing has been in near total power in this country for more than a century. Eventually a rightwing power will take hold as a natural fluctuation. The pendulum swings back and forth. Or the country will implode first as Mr. K has suggested.

      • Helen Highwater April 12, 2019 at 1:29 pm #

        I see very little difference between the “left” and the “right” in the US. If left means left of center, that it can’t be applied to the Democratic party because they are, by and large, far to the right of any center I can think of. We have the same situation here in Canada. People elected the Liberals at the last election to replace the Conservatives and then found out it was “meet the new boss, same as the old boss”.

        • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

          Just out of curiosity, what is to the left of open borders? What is to the left of hate speech laws that make it unlawful to offend favored minority classes?

          • Helen Highwater April 12, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

            What is it about the words “hate speech” that you don’t understand? Seems pretty obvious to me.

          • hmuller April 12, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

            I’m glad something is obvious to you, Helen. Because you wonder why both Canadians parties are so alike, oblivious to a force in the world called “Globalism” which wears many masks to accomplish its agenda.

          • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 3:14 pm #

            >>> What is it about the words “hate speech” that you don’t understand? Seems pretty obvious to me.

            Sorry but it’s not obvious to me at all. Does it mean that if I state a fact that happens to offend you, that I’m guilty of hate speech?

            The fact is that our Left wants the sort of hate speech laws that Canada has. So I’m just curious if you consider hate speech laws to be moderate or left-leaning. And if you consider them moderate, then what does the Left in Canada want instead?

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

          Helen what in your view are some examples of liberal policies that you feel would be good for society?

      • malthuss April 12, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

        No, Whites are decreasing as a percent, and that decline is sharp and perhaps irreversible.

        JULIAN CASTRO, first hispanic to run for president give his vision on the cnn– communist news network, cnn, last night. his vision includes 2 trillion dollars reparations for blacks, taken directly from white people. the usual democrat drivel about
        gun bans, reduced magazine capacity, registry, high taxes on ammo- make no bones about it-
        these democrats are coming for your money and guns

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

          Well it us true that the left still has the momentum. But I think they are close to pushing a reaction that they won’t be prepared for.

  6. Henry April 12, 2019 at 10:26 am #

    Yes,
    I read the comments section in the NYT article too. Just absolutely disgusting, but unfortunately not surprising. Something I did notice, is that all the comments at the top, like the first 100-200 or so when it comes to story’s about “Russia gate”, are comments fanatically in favor of “the narrative”. So I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re manually manipulating the comment section.

    We’ve really become a nation filled with savage idiots didn’t we? The cruelty of seeing that man, Assange, dragged out in poor health and long scruffy beard by 50 police, and then to read people cheering about it in the comment section made me want to throw a chair across the room.

    Now the NYT is claiming that as fact ‘Assange conspired with the Rusians’ still in the absence of any evidence.

    I’m starting to think that Morris Berman’s cynicism is right, in that most Americans “are not well intentioned” and that ‘the elites haven’t pulled the wool over americans eyes, but that the wool is the eyes of Americans’.

    As a young 20 something, its hard living life in a country where most people are quite frankly, dumb as bricks. Wait no! So dumb in fact that words cannot convey how dumb they are!

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:39 am #

      Don’t get so down. There are many of us around. Young and not so ideologically shackled that we can’t consider various opinions, viewpoints and facts. I mentioned above that we have been in almost total leftwing control for over a century. All of our media and education is really indoctrination. So waking people up is going to take alot of work and effort but our national survival depends upon it. So don’t get down, get busy educating those around you.

    • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 10:40 am #

      It isn’t just an American problem. German media, for example, is pumping out the same narratives, but in a more restrained manner, and the disbelievers are smeared using the same terms as in the US.

      The problem is partially that many people can’t or don’t want to think critically, and that we are both misinformed and/or not informed at all with regard to critical details.

    • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      Henry, as a 34 year old I share your frustration. I get the sense that people want to be coddled, no matter the cost. Perhaps this is a symptom of too much wealth societally. I’m sure that we’ve all met someone with more money than common sense. What happens when entire regions have that be their normal? Political and economic instability as people forget what works and what doesn’t. I’m speculating as to causes, but I can see the results. Unfortunately the results mean that you and I have to steer our way through this miasma and attempt to build a better life despite it. I fear ours will be a lost generation economically. What are your thoughts?

      • elysianfield April 12, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

        Hard times breed strong men.

        Strong men bring good times,

        Good times breed weak men,

        Weak men bring hard times.

        The above statement is, in a nut shell, why societies fail.

        Understand it.

      • Henry April 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm #

        My best guess is that the “Status Quo” will become increasingly intolerable for too many people both economically and spiritually.

        This will gradually lead to mass unrest that most likely won’t be the one of the kind of Ghandi, but one of anarchy and Fascist movements.

        I think that there are too many people in America that are too ignorant, brainwashed, traumatized and filled with rage to ever have a successful “peace movement” or a “lets change the society for the better Movement”.

        Till then, I’m gonna hunker down. Maybe if in the unlikely chance I see a real shift starting in the American soul, one that is radically different to the current one of competition and aggression and narcissism then I’ll participate.

        I fear both the Oligarchs and the Proles.

        A huge oversimplification, but I think society is like a stew: Scum on top, meat and potatoes in the middle and the dregs at the bottom.

        While I fear the “Scum”, I also fear the rage filled “dregs” getting outta control.

        IDK man, we need another prophet like the Jesus Christ of the gospels to save us!
        What do you think about my thoughts above on this?

        • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

          I don’t disagree with you.

          I hear a lot of people waiting, hopeful for Jesus. The “prophet” of the Mormon church recently came out and said, essentially, “Any day now” In terms of Jesus’ return.

          I don’t believe Jesus is coming back and if you are looking for a savior you should look in the mirror. But I could be wrong.

          So, yeah, hunker down, but also stay proactive. I think that you will find that opportunities come up to help point people in the right direction. I think it’s important that people with our knowledge be prepared to provide guidance and leadership, because if the SHTF suddenly, many people will panic. Things are already hysterical enough.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 12, 2019 at 10:42 am #

      I, too, am shocked at how violence-minded the “woke educated” become when they see a feeding frenzy that can justify their years of complaints.

      Assange isn’t facing anything like Gaddafi when the decision was made that his time was up. I can only presume that bystanders won’t spit at and and stab Julian in the [er, backside] as he is paraded into court…but the fact that some people would seem to prefer that is really disconcerting.

      Assange picked a strange job, and gained strange fame. But I certainly wouldn’t imprison him for revealing the illegal actions of our oh-so-legal “leaders”. Then again, I’m not of them trying to cover my own ass.

    • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 11:41 am #

      >>> “The cruelty of seeing that man, Assange, dragged out in poor health and long scruffy beard by 50 police…”

      Wow! Really? You mean they wouldn’t let him shave at the Ecuadorian embassy? That is cruel. Dragged out… Well exposing US secrets and all does not earn you a lot of brownie points with cops, et al.

      • libertysghost April 12, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

        Many of those “secrets” weren’t “US secrets”. They weren’t mine…were they yours? Where they anyone’s on this board?

        No.

        They often contained “secrets” of criminal and corrupt behavior by elites who have taken over our institutions of power and use them to consolidate power and use the weapons of war we pay (and go into debt) for to spread their psychopathic self-interest around the globe in “our name”…I’ll give you that.

        Sorry if I don’t trip over myself falling for such banal jingoism. Government and “country” are not the same thing and the sooner you recognize that the better off you’ll be.

        Now in reality, I think you’ll be disappointed with the outcome in the act of the grand play being performed. Why wasn’t Assange indicted by Muller again? Doesn’t that make your curious at all? Seemed like a given as he tried to collect tokens of “Russian influence agents” the media could parade around so there must be a reason he punted…why might that be you think?

        • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:30 pm #

          ghost,

          I like secrets being exposed as much as the next person does. As a matter of fact, I’m waiting on a whole bunch of orange secrets to come out as soon as Barr and Munchin stop with the protection racket they are running. Let the chips fall where the will.

          Where is Julian when you really need him???

          • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

            Julian had nothing on Trump, by his own admission.

            Just give up.

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 9:16 pm #

            >>> Julian had nothing on Trump, by his own admission.

            Well, Julian used to be pretty resourceful.

            Julian, if you’re listening, could you help us get GGG’s tax returns and the Mueller report (unredacted, please).

            >>> Just give up.

            We never give up and we never forget or forgive.

          • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 9:33 pm #

            “We never give up and we never forget or forgive.”

            Spoken like a true mad man.

          • SpeedyBB April 12, 2019 at 11:56 pm #

            JDH, as someone mentioned up top Assange may be holding his bag of ‘orange secrets’ (not Sucrets) as his survival tokens.

            ‘Off me and it will all emerge in living color on the web.’

          • jdhines April 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

            >>> JDH, as someone mentioned up top Assange may be holding his bag of ‘orange secrets’ (not Sucrets) as his survival tokens.

            True enough, that’s why the Ecuadorians took him unawares when he was out of his office/bedroom, but he may have an accomplice ready to release the “dirt.” He probably does and it should be interesting.

            I am torn on Assange. On the one hand, I like that he is a proponent of the disinfect value of sunshine, but on the other, he may be a dupe of foreign intelligence services. Plus, as of late, he may be “off half a bubble” – he didn’t really treat his hosts, who saved his arse, very well (smearing shit on the walls and all). However, I am sure he was under a great deal of stress and that may explain it. As I say, I’m torn on this one.

          • Nightowl April 13, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

            Pro tip: When the only thing keeping you going is your fantasies, it is time to give up.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 1:19 pm #

        Disheveled. Didn’t clean his room. Why not rape him to death like they Quadaffi, right Hines?

        The Left are the McCarthyites now. And Russia is the protector of the West. Everything has changed identity.

        Once upon a time there was a whore and a holy man. Each day he walked past on his way to the Temple while she plied her wares. And each day she meditated on his Holiness and her own lowliness. And each day he meditated on how Despicable she was and how holy he was. Thus they changed Identities with her getting his good qualities and karma and he getting her bad ones.

        • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:51 pm #

          Ah, more Janos’ straw men to contend with today, eh Monsieur? No thanks.

          Russia is the protector of the West? Really Janos, you honestly believe that those Russkie kleptocrats are the West’s only hope? We are doomed then.

          • malthuss April 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

            what hope do you see?

      • CitizenG April 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

        “Well exposing US secrets”

        Yeah JD, please explain how you call malicious intentions against another primary candidate “US secrets”? The fact they are revealed as such begs the question are you troll or idiot?

        • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

          >>> are you troll or idiot?

          Those are not mutually exclusive. I vote he’s both.

        • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 9:19 pm #

          >>> … explain how you call malicious intentions against another primary candidate “US secrets”? [sic]

          I was referring to the State Department and military dispatches stolen by Ms. Manning, then Mr. Manning. Try to keep up, please.

    • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

      The Left preaches tolerance but practices intolerance.

      What’s amazing to me is how often I run into old-school Democrats who have sort of tuned out for 30 years, and don’t realize or accept that progressives now control their party and its agenda. Heck, two leaders in the Dem party are now admitted socialists (even if one of them—AOC—can’t actually define socialism).

      These diehard Dems are typically retired union types. They still think Dems are fighting for blue-collar workers. They don’t realize or accept that racial and ethnic minorities (anyone not white), LGBT, and immigrants of all stripes have long eclipsed the middle class as the Dem’s favored constituents. And out of those three, even blacks are beginning to realize that they’ve been relegated to the lower tiers.

      • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

        They are also folks who grew up with conservatives (played plenty of golf with them) and know them for what they are. While they don’t like the Dems, they sure as hell don’t like the Conservative, Right Wing, racist appealing, gun loving, rich coddling, corporate backing, religious wackos trying to get back to dream of the US as it was in the 1950s. It was never like they imagine anyways, but there you have it.

        Don’t paint with so broad a brush, it demeans your arguments.

        • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 1:57 pm #

          >>> Don’t paint with so broad a brush…

          …as you proceed to do just that.

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:59 pm #

            Do as I say, not as I do. Please.

          • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

            >>> Do as I say, not as I do. Please.

            There you go, folks. The liberal mantra—straight from the source.

          • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm #

            Ex, give him enough rope and he’ll hang himself.

    • benr April 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm #

      I watched my Daughter slowly morph into a leftist progressive while attending California State University San Marcos she was taking feminism classes changed her circle of friends started drinking and smoking and argueing about reality with me and her mom.
      Then one day it all stopped it was an actual visible change in her thought process and behavior. She slowly is coming back to the center and even a little to the right after getting married and having to work for a living.
      Not all the kids are brainwashed and stopped.
      Now If only I had one the argument about getting tattoos and stupid multiple ear piercings.

      • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

        Yes—having to work for a living certainly helps with the detox process. To wit: the first time you get a paycheck, notice the taxes, and reflect on how Dems want to expand taxes to provide even more freebies for their favored classes. Or maybe you’re paying insane rent for some dive somewhere, and then watch as welfare recipients move into their brand new Section 8 housing with hardwood floors and central HVAC. Having children also helps; when you’re asked to make sacrifices for the children of illegal immigrants at the expense of your own children, for example.

        • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

          A little bit of Welfare Queenerie driving Cadamallacs, is it? That
          Reaganite drivel was debunked many years ago.

          • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

            Yes welfare fraud is all in our imagination.

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm #

            The total amount spent on welfare is a pittance… imagine how small the fraud is. Consider this…

            “In 2018, the United States spent $623 billion on national defense — more than China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, the United Kingdom, and Japan spent on their militaries, combined.

            Last week, every Senate Democrat (with the arguable exception of Bernie Sanders) ostensibly decided that the Pentagon’s current budget wasn’t quite large enough.”

          • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

            >>> imagine how small the fraud is

            So you admit that there are welfare queens, after all.

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

            >>> “So you admit that there are welfare queens, after all..”

            Why yes, of course, but they exist mainly in your imagination. It’s hard to live like a queen on less than $700 a month. Maybe, that’s high living for you, I don’t know.

          • benr April 12, 2019 at 9:02 pm #

            I find it interesting just how pathetic your attempts are at refuting fact with nonsense.

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 9:32 pm #

            >>> I find it interesting just how pathetic your attempts are at refuting fact with nonsense.

            To Ben and Ex, You talk about welfare fraud which is a tiny fraction of the fraud found in the military budget, but nary a word from you about military fraud, because your patrons support the military. Your quote is “rich” AND misguided. Do you know about the F-35? I guess you don’t.

            “Lockheed stated that by 2019, pricing for the fifth-generation aircraft will be less than fourth-generation fighters. An F-35A in 2019 is expected to cost $85 million per unit complete with engines and full mission systems, inflation-adjusted from $75 million in December 2013.”

            As the largest and most expensive military program, the F-35 is the subject of much scrutiny and criticism in the U.S. and in other countries. In 2013 and 2014, critics argued that the plane was “plagued with design flaws”, with many blaming the procurement process in which Lockheed was allowed “to design, test, and produce the F-35 all at the same time,”

            (I wonder why???? JDH)

            instead of identifying and fixing “defects before firing up its production line”. By 2014, the program was “$163 billion over budget [and] seven years behind schedule”. Critics also contend that the program’s high sunk costs and political momentum make it “too big to kill”.

            (Sounds familiar, eh??? too big to FAIL JDH)

            You dipshits talk about the pennies and nickles of welfare fraud when the real money is going out the back doors in dump truck loads. Get a fucking clue before you try to start debating that Republican drivel with me.

            I worked the numbers for the cheating bastard defense contractors, I know where the fraud is and the BRIBERY. So don’t tell me you kool-aid drinking twits.

            Have you taken a look at some of the defense contractor CEO salaries and who they hire? Get a fucking clue, you GD idjits.

          • Doc Holliday April 13, 2019 at 11:31 am #

            JDH, regarding your comment (below this) regarding the ‘issues’ of the F-35, let’s review the opinion of the ‘F-35 drivers’. See link here.

            airspacemag.com/military-aviation/f-35-faces-most-critical-test-180971734/

            Seems the pilots are pretty impressed. But what do they know, they just fly them….

          • Farmer Joe April 13, 2019 at 11:32 am #

            I’ll give credit where credit is due. It seems like you have a good point on this one, JD. Does anyone have a counterfactual?

          • jdhines April 13, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

            >>> [RE: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter] “Seems the pilots are pretty impressed. But what do they know, they just fly them….”

            I am sure they are fun to fly and sometimes even work really well. I once had a Jaguar XKE, great fun to drive, when it was running. It needed a tune-up about every 100 miles it seemed.

            But yes, the pilots, whom I respect a great deal, may well be impressed with the F-35’s flight characteristics, weapon systems, maneuverability, etc. However, as you pointed out, they fly them but do not pay for them. At $85,000,000 a copy one would expect something pretty special.

            At any rate, my comment was more about the fraud and excess spending on CEO comp inherent in such a large segment of our budget. I know Republicans like to cry about “welfare cheats” and undoubtedly there is some of that as there is with SS disability payments, but it is minuscule when compared to the military budget fraud, excesses, boondoggles and weapons systems the military didn’t ask for.

            Also, let’s not forget that the money spent on those warbirds, tanks, aircraft carriers, etc. are only cost centers once they come off the production line. Unlike, infrastructure, education, and healthcare that can pay “dividend” for years. It would seem to me that the non-war expenditures are more beneficial to society in general. Of course, we need a strong military, but several times the capacity of the next several militaries combines may be too much.

            One of my jet fighter pilot friends once told me what the fly-boys called commercial aircraft, such as 747s, etc. They called them “Trash Haulers.” which I thought was pretty funny, but it shows their contempt of more productive use of assets than platforms for strafing and bombing runs, as necessary as they no doubt are.

            The Republicans seem overly concerned with welfare recipients and workers wanting a $15 per hour minimum wage but are fine with CEOs making $30,000,000 per year before bonuses, even if their companies are losing money hand-over-fist, paying essentially $0 taxes, outsourcing jobs to foreign locales, breaking unions, employing legions of lobbyists/lawyers, causing general mischief and sucking-up tax breaks ala Amazon, etc., but I may be wrong.

            It seems to me that the Republicans are NOT the party of the working man, the blue-collar worker, but rather the party of the FAT CAT, which is why it’s surprising they have so much blue-collar support.

            I suppose it has a lot has to do with the abandonment of the white working class by the Democrats that is indeed lamentable, but I fail to see why throwing in with the party of the rich and wealthy solves their economic problem, which the elites are responsible for, to begin with.

            For the record, I am neither a fan of the Dems nor the Repubs (the Uniparty as it were), but I see the current gang in power as dangerous and self-serving, not really friends of the citizenry at all, but that’s just me.

            Thanks for your comments.

          • Farmer Joe April 13, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

            JD, I think many of us would agree with you that there exists a ton of fraud and corruption within the government, and that that is reprehensible. Neither party is innocent.

            Personally, this is why I believe in small government and the constitution. This is also one of many reasons why I don’t believe socialism is an answer to our problems. Why would we trust any politician with more money and power when they have already proven themselves feckless time after time?

            I would love to hear a reasonable response that doesn’t involve name calling.

          • Exscotticus April 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm #

            @jdhines,

            Straw man. Did anyone deny that corporate fraud exists? Of course it exists. I’ve never heard of any major military weapon system that came in on time and under budget. But does that negate the existence of welfare fraud? Certainly not. You implied that “welfare queens” was a myth. Then you backtracked. Now I guess you’re point is that we should give welfare cheats a pass because there’s so much more cheating going on in the military? I don’t condone either, but at least when the military-industrial complex is done cheating, we end up with a kick-ass weapons system. What do we end up with when welfare queens cheat? More babies raised in a gimmidat culture destined for the welfare system…

        • San Jose April 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

          San Jose Unified school district provided lots of support for girls who got pregnant. A school with free, on-site daycare, medical care, parenting classes etc., etc. Good intentions, plus I’m sure the babies were healthier and better cared for…..but guess what happened, the teenage moms went on to have more kids while in high school.

          Random thought…I wonder if all the kids crossing the border have been vaccinated for measles?

          Jen in San Jose

      • Helen Highwater April 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm #

        Wow – started drinking and smoking and arguing about reality with her mom and dad. Must be one of those awful leftists progressives for sure. I’d worry about my kids if they DIDN’T do that!

        • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

          You’d be worried if your kids DIDN’T drink and smoke? You’d be worried if you’re kids AGREED with you on what actually exists?

          The fact that we can’t agree on reality is a large part of the problem. Of course we expect disagreements over how to deal with reality, but not over reality itself.

          An example is when it took Dems and the MSM weeks to finally admit that there’s a border crisis. The crisis is reality; how to deal with it is open for debate.

          • Helen Highwater April 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

            I would have no problem with young adults drinking a beer or smoking a joint when they are away at college, as long as they did it in moderation. As far as “reality” is concerned, there are plenty of things that some people would call reality that I would call bullshit. I’m glad I didn’t believe everything my parents told me about how the world works, but went out and looked for the truth myself. Questioning authority is always a good thing, as far as I’m concerned, even when it’s mine.

        • benr April 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

          Bah I was simply pointing out she was straying from the path of reality to a path based on lies.

      • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

        Ben, you are right. Not all kids are brainwashed by the left, some, like your kid(s) are brainwashed (brain damaged) by right wing jerks. If the shoe fits, wear it.

        • benr April 12, 2019 at 9:10 pm #

          I wear it proudly I live in the world of common sense and reality where as you live in the land of lies and progressive bullshit.
          All your post reek of it.

          • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

            >>> I live in the world of common sense and reality

            No Ben, it’s very clear you live in the Fox Noise, Right Wing Republican, Hogwash bubble and you are happy and PROUD to be there. Good for you, being such a sap for your right wing betters. Good for you.

            Tax breaks for the wealthy anyone??? Ben and his pals will gladly pick up the slack. Need healthcare? GGG will supply it and protect SS, right Ben? And oh yes, GGG will have the Mexicans pay for the wall, LOL!!!

            The sad TRUTH is that ever since GGG started his immigration gambit, the situation has only deteriorated with 1,000s more migrants/asylum seekers coming in every day, but you saps lap it up. Now GGG even wants to provide them free transportation to San Francisco and New York.

            Enjoy the hogwash (AND THE MIGRANTS!), there is plenty more (hogwash and MIGRANTS) where that/they came from. Go figure.

            You REALLY CANNOT make this shit up and you rubes love it!!! LOL

      • fugeguy April 12, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

        I too have noticed my older child is much more “centered” after a couple of years paying his own bills. The younger one, still in college, still holds some thoughts of free energy, kitty cats, candy canes, etc. I still hope she will mature and become an adult with time. Only 20 so I am glad she is all heart at this point. The brain will surely follow. Others (on this board) seem to have skipped the brain phase of development.

        Also it seems I have less disagreement with people who work for a living.

        Those who don’t earn a living, either while on the government dole or who have “found” money always seem to have have other opinions and “belief” systems concerning reality.

        There is much value in the experience producing, through hard work, as a means to get a dollar.

        Found money produces monsters and such.

        • benr April 12, 2019 at 9:12 pm #

          Indeed.
          She married a sailor which has helped to even her out.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 7:51 am #

          Mine didn’t need ‘evening out’. They’d been earning money since they were 16 and still at school. The one who went to university worked all the way through.

          And the one who didn’t, and just went to college for three years to study childcare, walked dogs and cleaned houses, and managed to save £9000 ($11,800) by age 20, before she started working ‘properly’. By 24 (after two years of paying for a private rented flatshare) she had £24,000 ($31,400) and bought her own place. Paid off the 30-year mortgage in 12 years. She’s never had a credit card and she’s 38. And just a childcare assistant in a council nursery.

          Neither of mine needed feminism classes – I don’t recall the word even being mentioned – but I suppose they just lived it by earning their own crust and looking for nothing from anybody.

          And yet I read a rightwinger on here talk about the pickup his daughter had, as a ‘runaround’ – and she was just out of school. Who bought that? Found money indeed. It’s an education, though, reading about pampered Republican kids who don’t know anything about money 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 7:58 am #

            Well, pampered kids of Republican parents, anyway…

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 8:01 am #

            And the one with the pathologically good money skills had to pay me a decent rent for the two years she was living at home and out of college. Mine know what things cost.

          • Farmer Joe April 13, 2019 at 11:37 am #

            That pampered kid narrative is not partisan. There’s plenty of spoiled Dems where I’m at.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 11:50 am #

            I agree, Farmer Joe. I’m probably just pointing that out, but from the other side, since ‘reality’ gets weaponised a lot on here.

            I’ve had a fair bit of reality myself, but only first-world levels. When my daughter moans, I’m really annoying and tell her to be grateful she doesn’t have to walk three miles for water and carry it back on her head. Clichés, clichés everywhere nor any drop to drink… 🙂

          • fugeguy April 15, 2019 at 8:50 am #

            All impressive.

            Good job with the kids. I probably have pampered my children too much. But my needs are so small and it seemed a better use of cash than other choices.

            Don’t confuse feminism with being a good strong human being. Not really a man or a women thing until someone makes it so.

            All with you until the whole first world diatribe. But not to worry if some get their way it will all be third world soon enough.

            I spend a lot of time wondering why the first world is the first world and the third world is the third world. One side says it is all about colonialism, stealing of resources and oppression. The other side discusses choices and culture. Hard to know the truth. But it does seem that in locales where there is suffering we see some common themes. Strongman leadership with oppressive central governments and controlled thoughts. There does seem to be a part of human nature that desires a dear leader and common collective goals. Kind of a shame such choices always seem to end the same way.

    • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:33 pm #

      He conspired to commit journalism. 1984+35

      • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

        I though journalists actually wrote things, no? Isn’t Julian more of a “publisher” of sorts? Are Julian’s sources legit? I really don’t know, do you?

    • DEFCON1 April 13, 2019 at 7:41 am #

      Interesting. You no doubt claim a spot on the far right-hand side of the bell curve yet do not know the difference between its and it’s.

      Well, standards have fallen off a cliff in these the best of all times. Let a smile be your umbrella. We have an illiterate buffoon keeping the seat in the Oval warm so why not ape him?

  7. BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 10:31 am #

    I doubt that Assange will ever see the inside of an American prison cell, or even be extradited to the US from GB. This will die down in awhile, and after spending some little time locked up London they’ll quietly send the man back home to Australia.

    I mean, Bradley Manning got pardoned, and Manning was under the UCMJ (during wartime, by rights he could have been shot) when he got nailed.

    Brh

    • FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      Yeah, I agree. And the danger is not so much American prison, as that Assange will be intercepted by the Clintonoids and get spirit-cooked alive.

      • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:40 am #

        Good point! WikiLeaks informed us of John Podesta’s love of spirit cooking.

        • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

          Wait until you discover Tony Podesta’s art collection.

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

            I don’t want to ever discover anything about it as I have heard just enough to make me sick. Why is he not behind bars again?

    • K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 10:41 am #

      Manning made a fool of himself when he became she. He’s a poster boy of what not to be. Why would you shoot that?

      • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 10:46 am #

        We wouldn’t shoot that, KDog.

        In slightly earlier times — the Red Army in 1942, the French Army in 1917 — many, many soldiers were executed for a lot less than what Manning did in Iraq.

        Brh

        • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 10:56 am #

          In ancient Rome they would decimate legions (kill 1 in 10 soldiers) for losing a battle.

          • benr April 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

            We certainly do not want to go back to DECIMATION punishments.

          • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

            Even worse, they would make the soldiers kill each other. You could be killing a guy that saved you in battle.

          • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:37 pm #

            Tithing decimates my income, but I rejoice.

          • Exscotticus April 12, 2019 at 2:08 pm #

            >>> Tithing decimates my income

            Clever! And according to the interwebz, you are the first to come up with that.

        • malthuss April 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm #

          JULIAN CASTRO, first hispanic to run for president give his vision on the cnn– communist news network, cnn, last night. his vision includes 2 trillion dollars reparations for blacks, taken directly from white people. the usual democrat drivel about
          gun bans, reduced magazine capacity, registry, high taxes on ammo- make no bones about it-
          these democrats are coming for your money and guns

          • 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

            Sure Malthead.

            And how do they determine what blacks here are descendants of the antebellum cohort?

            Or does it matter?

            DNA test, or just a face shot?

            You do know that Ted Cruz is Hispanic, right?

            Do you think before typing?

            Scratch that… do you think?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 12, 2019 at 10:48 am #

      I think they would love to fry him in a skillet in a US Counrt. But agree with you that they won’t. They’ll make as big of a show as possible about their attemtps to get “justice”…but in the end, you gotta know that Assange probably has volumes of dirt of all of them. They’ll peacock for a while and then blame it on extradition laws as they let him slip away.

      To probably meet an unfortunate, untimely end somewhere abroad in the near future…

    • libertysghost April 12, 2019 at 12:29 pm #

      I tend to agree though doesn’t it seem odd Trump is suddenly at a loss for words about something (Assange in this case)? There’s something else going on here. Getting him OUT of that Embassy AND then out of the UK might be the best thing for him IMO when all is said an done.

      I wouldn’t be the least surprised if he ends up at a trial one day…it may not be his own though and he might be a star witness instead.

      • messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:39 pm #

        BAM!

      • jdhines April 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

        It does seem odd, as he usually is only quiet about Putin and Little Rocket Man. He usually cannot help his-self from running his mouth off and tweeting incessantly. Stay tuned for interesting developments. Let’s not forget the SDNY either, eh?

  8. Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 10:33 am #

    Brilliant writing and analysis once again Mr K! I’m only surprised Assange has escaped the clutches of the US deep state for this long. But of course your proposed disconnect between fiction and reality with Assange has already occurred at least once already with Obama and his infamous Nobel Peace prize in conjunction with eight long years of stealth war-by-drone escalation the world over. “Because terrorism,” and all the rest of that Deep State propagandist bullshit.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 10:42 am #

      Obama’s nobel peace prize was a total sham and shame. It must have been predetermined that he would receive it once he won the election. An affirmative action nobel peace prize if ever there was one.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 10:55 am #

        Obama got his Nobel Prize for not letting Hillary Clinton to the American Red Button in 2008.

        I would give him another one for not bombing Assad in 2013 with the help of American Bikers and American Christians against the planned Muslim march on Washington with demand to start WWIII.

        youtube.com/watch?v=2lMzZNIw9KY

        • Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 11:04 am #

          Got a little crush going on there, don’t ya Finc? At best, Obama was a watered down half-measure; at worst, he was a shyster. I’m going with the latter.

        • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 11:08 am #

          Obama was very pro-Muslim though. Remember how he apologized to the Muslim world in Cairo for America’s evil imperialism?

          • FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 11:11 am #

            There is plenty to apologise for. American imperialism is absolutely evil – I am not equating American imperialism with America.

          • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 11:17 am #

            And what of Israeli imperialism?

        • malthuss April 12, 2019 at 3:47 pm #

          Then DT deserves 2 NP.

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

            For what? There ain’t no wall :-(.

        • Nightowl April 13, 2019 at 6:04 pm #

          No, he received it in the hopes that he would reverse the disastrous policies of Shrub and his band of neocons.

          I had a gut feeling he’d be just as bad, if not worse. Looking at his donors helped.

    • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      Welcome back Scratch. I missed hearing your input on Mondays discussion.

      • Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 11:05 am #

        Thanks Farmer Joe! Got real busy there for a while. My penalty for taking a week off.

        • Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 2:55 pm #

          A week off work that is.

    • K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      Droning on a bit o’ research shows Trump to be the droning fool. Little hands like big booms. Lots of them. About fifty more than Obama in the same time period.

      • Nightowl April 12, 2019 at 11:01 am #

        Is this factually supported with evidence that rises to the standard set by photos from 2014 showing kids in cages under Barry’s watch?

        Just need to pre-sort before getting in any deeper.

    • Walter B April 12, 2019 at 11:11 am #

      Ol’ Scratch, how unfair of you to denigrate the Great Bringer of Hope & Change and his grand prize for peace? Surely Barry had figured out that the only way to bring true peace to this world was to kill everybody in it and were he given enough time I am sure he would have achieved that goal!

    • Neon Vincent April 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

      My choice for the Nobel Peace Prize is Greta Thunberg, who started the Youth Climate Strike. Better her than Assange or even the student activists from Parkland, Florida.

      • hmuller April 12, 2019 at 3:32 pm #

        You should hate Assange after all the embarrassing Democrat e-mails he released. Remind us again, Neon, what was John Podesta’s explanation for using pedophile code language? Oh that’s right, he had no explanation.

  9. thenuttyneutron April 12, 2019 at 10:45 am #

    This is just another symtom of the left’s abandonment of the rule of law.

    I wonder if these Assholes in the “deep state” and the bank executives ever ponder a world where the “little guys” also abandoning the rule of law? It will be an interesting 19 months to Nov 2020.

    When the left loses, they simply change the rules after the fact or engage in illegal behavior to sabatoge the political process.

    The world is full of spinning plates in a weird magic show of disbelief. Which plate shatters first is what I want to know.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 12, 2019 at 10:51 am #

      It will be an interesting 19 months to Nov 2020.

      And God help us all to make it there. It’s gonna be an intolerable shit show across the board. I might need to find a cabin in the woods.

      • volodya April 12, 2019 at 12:42 pm #

        And keep a goodly supply of hooch at hand.

    • K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 10:54 am #

      Ecuador’s former president said that “although Julian Assange denounced war crimes, he’s only the person supplying the information.”

      Correa said “It’s the New York Times, the Guardian and El Pais publishing it. Why aren’t those journalists and media owners thrown in jail?” <– Miami Herald

      For the same reason paid trolls swarm the net. The deep state thinks it is running the show.

  10. fugeguy April 12, 2019 at 10:52 am #

    I have went back and forth on Julian and Wikileaks but in the end both the D’s and R’s seem to hate him so I guess based on his enemies he must not be too bad.

    • 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 11:05 am #

      Exactly.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 11:10 am #

      Yes, he rises above them because he has uncovered the sins of both. Both wings of the uni-party that is.

  11. John1945 April 12, 2019 at 10:58 am #

    The Pentagon Papers aka “Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force” is the best non-lyrical factual history of the Vietnam War ever written.

    ===In the meantime, Mr. Assange may receive a Nobel Prize as a symbol of a lone conscience===

    No,Mr.Assange does not deserve Nobel Prize or any other prize.

    ” It is a tale.Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury”
    Macbeth: Act 5 Scene 5

    He just dumped on us 100GB of incoherent data w/o bothering to process it.

    On the ladder 1.Data-2.Information-3.Knowledge-4.Wisdom he stopped on step 1.

  12. 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 11:03 am #

    The coginitive dissonance laying siege to the citizenry of this country has manifested itself in 5 additional stages added to the Kubler Ross.
    Inconceivable x5!

    The idea of finally knowing that they and the people and entities they support in their “exceptional nation” are on the wrong side of a great many things is irreconcilable.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 11:12 am #

      I suppose that may be the case for many. But clearly there are also many who appreciate the unveiling of this knowledge. How can something be exceptional if it no longer is what it was founded to be?

  13. Walter B April 12, 2019 at 11:04 am #

    Wow Jim, in reminding us of the release of the Pentagon Papers, you have introduced a superb, “Then & Now” that illustrates how a once noble source of information has degraded into a filthy propaganda rag. I can hardly wait for our own NYT shill to show up with a page or two or drivel defending his beloved and diseased hag. There is certainly a trend today in the younger folk to be mindless rule followers and non-thinking automatons who believe the power de jour. Those of us that have lived through the unveiling of the Man Behind the Curtain thanks to brave souls like Daniel Ellsberg are far less likely to be fooled by the sellouts who rule. Is there a cure for the lemming hearted hoard running ever faster to the shore? Will there ever be a true awakening and a realization that they are being played for the fools that they are? Perhaps they like to be played, for it is far less work than having to think for themselves.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 11:21 am #

      Well I think many older people also are ok with being mindless rule followers and non-thinking automatons. And all of this is also predicated on geographical location, socio-economic level, race, etc. I think more people are aware now because of the internet than was the case pre-internet.

      • Walter B April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        I am not so certain of that SSL because the Internet is so full of misdirection as well as truth. The individual still has to sort it out for themselves you know and how may utilize it mostly for entertainment and porn only? Having lived through the Grand Deceptions of the JFK Murder and Vietnam, well a lot of us are certainly losing memory to age, but those of us who still remember will not be fooled again.

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

          I wish that Trump would have declassified everything about the JFK assassination like he said he would. It is disappointing.

  14. FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    2018: Syrian Easter replaces the Serbian

    That Easter the Serbs came to church, whom I have not seen for many years.

    We stood and cried, remembering how we celebrated Easter, and American planes on the Clinton orders bombed Belgrade.

    And the priest went to the pulpit and on behalf of the synod of the American Orthodox Church, which is part of the Russian Church, said that we are not praying for the military victory of the US army, we are praying for the US army to repent of what it does.

  15. K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 11:11 am #

    What is Assange arrested for?

    Because he wanted you to see this.

    That is why Assange must go down and neither sun rain sleet or snow shall keep the deep state from making sure their jobs and the tyranny they represent are safe and secure from now into the far future.. The future on which they have bet your farm.

    It that means you don’t find out about murder that is OK with them. They have no respect for you at all.

    You want them on that wall you need them on that wall and now you play the fool and will build a new one for the orange hairball.

  16. Assange’s case will probably go to the supreme court and will be an issue of press freedom, ie. Constitutional…. Today’s editorial. The NYT’s readership might skew towards Hilary’s hurt campaign season feelings but it’s editorial staff identifies with Assange.

    • SoftStarLight April 12, 2019 at 11:18 am #

      How do you know this?

  17. FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 11:14 am #

    STFU! – Avatar

    Today is a Black Thursday of American Air Force – When Unthinkable became Impossible

    Operation Unthinkable:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Unthinkable

    Operation Drop Shot:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dropshot

    In the history of the US Air Force this day, April 12, 1951, is called “Black Thursday”. On this day, the Americans lost 10 B-29 bombers and three F-80C fighter bomber.

    It was one of the largest raids of American bombers during the Korean War. The Americans tried to bomb the railway bridge across the Yalu River at the village of Shingisi. It was the only railway line, which supplied the Korean troops, so its destruction was the main task of the US Air Force.

    The attack involved 48 B-29A bombers, followed by the 18 Sabers (4th Fighter Air Wing), 34 F-84E (27th BCS ) and, in addition, also 24 F-80S, whose task was the destruction of air defense. Against this aerial group, consisting of 124 aircraft, the Soviet side was able to put only 44 MiG-15s from the 176th and 196th regiments (not 75, as American sources of the time assured).

    Thus, the numerical ratio of American and Soviet aircraft in the air was almost three to one, respectively.

    Soviet MIG-15 with Korean Call Signs:
    infoglaz.ru/wp-content/uploads/mig-155-1.jpg

    American F-86 Saber:
    infoglaz.ru/wp-content/uploads/12045348.jpg

    Despite the numerical superiority of the enemy, Russian pilots understood that on their side was an advantage: American escort aircraft (mostly Sabers) went at a speed not exceeding the speed of the slow B-29 – 700 km / h and at an altitude of 7000 meters.

    It was decided: to wait at an altitude of 10,000 meters for the emergence of American airplanes and, when it appeared, at a speed of 900 km / h, swoop down on them from different directions – be it bombers or escort fighters (the Saber had neither maneuverability nor the ability to altitude to stop the MiGs).

    In less than 10 minutes (from 9:37 to 9:44), ten B-29A and three F-80Cs either fell into the sea, enveloped in flames, or retreated, being so seriously damaged that they were forced to make an emergency landing in the South Korea (while the B-29 base was located on the island of Okinawa in Japan).

    That forced the US Black Project to realize that they simply do not have the technical ability to deliver atomic bombs to targets on the territory of the USSR, since all bombers with nuclear bombs on board are highly likely to be shot down.

    And this happened also because distinguished Russian scientist Vladimir Vasilyevich Struminsky created the theory of the boundary layer, thanks to which the Soviet fighter MIG-15bis managed to overcome the speed of sound 3 years earlier than the American Super Saber.

    But the Soviet nuclear warheads in these critical 3 years, with a high degree of probability, would have achieved targets in Western Europe or even in the continental US, including thanks to the Soviet analogue of the Nazi V-2 missile under the name P-1 in 1950 transferred by Korolev to the Red Army.

    That is why Korolev scheduled the launch of the first manned spacecraft with Yuri Gagarin on April 12.

    What is characteristic that a military victory in Korea was used by the USSR for the peaceful conquest of Space.

    Happy Cosmonaut’s day, comrades!

    • 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 11:31 am #

      Disrespectful pollution.

      Your contribution.

      Get over yourself

      • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 11:58 am #

        Isn’t it supposed to be 5, 7, 5 for a proper haiku?

        • capt spaulding April 12, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

          five syllables here

          then another seven here

          are you happy now?

          • Farmer Joe April 13, 2019 at 11:40 am #

            Yes 🙂

    • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      Korean war, air combat.. Sabre vs Mig.

      F86 Sabre: 566 kills

      Mig 15: 224 kills

      That about sums it up, my Russian friend.

      Brh

      • Farmer Joe April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

        I’d love to know the kill ratio. It may be true that the Americans has more kills, but at what cost?

    • elysianfield April 12, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

      “Happy Cosmonaut’s day, comrades!”

      Commies! We got Commies on the site!!!

  18. JohnAZ April 12, 2019 at 11:27 am #

    Assange May hold the keys to the destruction of the Leftist leaning Deep State. Who know what Wikileaks has in its library?

    I will be surprised if Assange makes it to trial. The Deep State wants this man silenced. History shows what they are capable of.

    The last thing they want is him singing on the witness stand.

  19. K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 12:08 pm #

    By then, the United States of America will be so completely gaslighted that it will pulsate in the darkness like a death star about to explode.

    A nice ending to a great job.

    Gaslighting, that is the word! The soft obfuscating glow. A soft light doesn’t twinkle but just hides. Might as well turn the old Swedish sex crime allegations made by two adult women who only have initials AA and SW into full on golden showers now! Has that been tried?

    Seven years is a long time. It only takes the passing of a season to rewrite the ending of a reality TV show possible so seven years opens the door to endless creative possibilities with which to dazzle all the sheep across the land.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

      Hopefully he has a Dead Man’s Switch: In the case of his Death, information will be released to the Internet even more damning than heretofore to the Elite of Oceania.

  20. rackslope April 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

    “Any attempt to parse the charges and allegations against #JulianAssange involves a black belt in critical thinking, issue analysis and the application of the law via the prism of evidence.

    As such, no one in any corner of American analysis or news is remotely capable of such.”

    – Lionel??? @LionelMedia
    twitter.com/LionelMedia/status/11163651722

    This certainly applies to the geniuses on this board.

    • K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 12:25 pm #

      You could not have found a better example of gaslight. Thanks.

  21. Luhrenloup April 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm #

    Many of today’s comments on James’ post are truly dispiriting. The agencies’ attempt at vilifying a person work well.
    Anything that touches on an emotional response concerning affairs of the state cannot be taken seriously. One is being played.
    So little respect is paid to the American individual that he/she is quite incapable of rendering that respect to others. Assange is dragged out of the embassy at America’s bidding like so much garbage. He is accused of being a narcissist by the sitting judge at his hearing. Here, we have a senator labeling Julian “our property.”
    Julian Assange has not been found guilty of anything save that he skipped bail in England on charges that have since been dropped.
    A charge has been made that he ‘helped” uncover password information leading to secret documents, secret documents that seem to be easily decimated of late by those with access.
    Innocent until proven guilty. And also in this case, We’ll come up with something else if the charge won’t stick.

    According to America’s MO my thoughts tend to lean in Assange being disappeared. I seriously doubt that he will be able to speak to the press, to the courts, to anyone.
    Then again, he could be Arkancided.

    • volodya April 12, 2019 at 12:32 pm #

      Arkancided?

      Holy shit, that’s truly fucking brilliant! Did you come up with that? Can I use it?

    • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

      Too bad Iceland doesn’t have any Special Forces that could rescue him in a “daring raid”. The Righteous Jew, Bobby Fischer, found a refuge from the avenging Zio-Masons in Iceland. His crime? Playing a Chess Tournament in a bad nation, supposedly. But really talking out of school about his own people.

  22. BuckP April 12, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

    Thanks for always “telling it like it is”, Jim!

    “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”? – United States founding father Patrick Henry (1775)

    To think, almost all government transactions are now classified as secret, even, the federal budget.

    The whole governmental and financial house of cards must be about to fall or there wouldn’t be so much angst on the tortured faces of officialdom, when their “official” narrative and lies, entailed within, are exposed.

    How stupid of us, Americans, to think that Stasi was some outdated Red relic from the past.

  23. K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 12:22 pm #

    I like this version better.

    A nice ending to a great job.

    The passing of a single season is long enough to make dramatic changes in the plot of any reality TV show believable as Trump well knows. Trump has had a few shows.

    In a seven year stretch the possibilities to rewrite the Assange story the way power desires are endless. All that is needed now is for people to cooperate as they will. A little confusion so the propaganda of the easy answer will appeal and nature will do the rest. The bait and switch of the gaslight.

  24. volodya April 12, 2019 at 12:28 pm #

    Mass confusion in that supposed “progressives” are the opposite, they’re the servants of Davos-globalists.

    The Jacobin “resistance”? Resistance to what? Are they allies to modern-day sans-culotte? Or are today’s Jacobins the enemy? Are Jacobins really adversaries of authoritarian darkness? Or are they beckoning that same thing?

    Never mind what people say, judge them by what they do. “Progressives” portray American workers as under-educated bigots and proponents of intolerance and division. They say that fascism is ascendant out there in the sticks, where civilized people don’t want to venture.

    But aren’t “progressives” the ones hurling the insults and using inflammatory rhetoric? Who is it enforcing class division and hindering social mobility? Who advocates public policy that helps the oligarch and hurts ordinary people? Who insists on ideological conformity, punishing those that step out of line? Who polices speech codes? So where is this fascism really brewing?

    What you can count on is redaction to the point of futility, logic-twisting to the point of incoherence. To use Scalia’s phrase, words will lose their meaning, you will have officialdom standing in front of microphones giving accounts that utterly defy the visually obvious and objective truth. In other words, they will lie like hell. Bullshit will be the order of the day.

    What we saw from the American established order with the 2016 election is what you’d expect in a corrupt despotism, you know, like Russia. They must have looked at the Kremlin and asked themselves why can’t we do what Putin does?

    So, tell me, why not? Looks to me like they’re well on their way. What’s next? Rub-outs? Oh, already done that. Yeah, but what about the unaccountable fall from a tall building? Or maybe something a tetch more Putin-esque? Maybe a dab of this or that from a nuclear reactor. Ain’t done that yet. But stay tuned.

    What’s ironic is that the – cough – free press, the main-stream press, which is supposed to be a pillar of democracy, telling like it is, reporting events and verifiable facts, becoming the opposite. Well, maybe not so ironic. Who controls the press after all?

    • hmuller April 12, 2019 at 6:29 pm #

      Volodya, every week you present a commentary as well reasoned and artfully worded as JHK himself. He should name you as his literary successor in the event of retirement or whatever.

      • volodya April 13, 2019 at 9:20 am #

        That is a very nice compliment. I bow most humbly.

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 8:16 am #

      Focusing on politics is a diversion. Politics is little more than meaningless rhetoric. Focusing on wealth class leads to enlightenment. The wealthy want to remain wealthy in a world of diminishing resources and will do anything to further that goal. Every action they take follows from that one single fact.

      • volodya April 13, 2019 at 9:35 am #

        That’s the nuts of it.

        When I listen to Republican rhetoric and then the Democrat version, I tick back and forth like a metronome as to which is more effective bullshit. Sometimes I applaud Democrat genius and then I change my mind and think the Republicans are better at it.

        But no matter the talking points, when in power both parties cater to their paymasters, both are fore-square for the Davos class, both are contemptuous of the electorate and especially the American worker which the Republicans laugh at as a credulous buffoon and the Democrats scorn as beneath their dignity.

  25. benr April 12, 2019 at 12:39 pm #

    How can they prosecute anyone after letting Sandy Berger steal and get caught spiriting documents out of the national archive in his under garments?

    What did he get for his high crimes?

    Fifty-eight year old Sandy Berger, the former National Security Adviser under the Clinton Administration, illegally took classified documents from the National Archives on more than one occasion. During his visits to the Archives, it was determined that Berger folded the documents in his clothes, walked out of the National Archives building in Washington, D.C., and placed them under a nearby construction trailer for retrieval later on. Two years later Berger was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and probation and fined $50,000. He also also had to pay $6,905 for the administrative costs of his two-year probation. Berger also lost his security clearance and license to practice law.

    • hmuller April 12, 2019 at 6:26 pm #

      He should have been made the butt-boy of cell block A.

    • hmuller April 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

      Actually, if Berger had been more imaginative (like Jussie Smollett) he would have said Neo-Nazi’s and Klansmen stuffed those classified documents into his underpants. Verbally humiliated him with Anti-Semitic remarks; then ran him out of the building in tears and confusion. Happens all the time at the National Archives.

  26. K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

    If the New York Times, in 1971, could lawfully publish the Pentagon Papers knowing they included classified documents stolen by Rand Corporation military analyst Daniel Ellsberg from our federal government, then indeed WikiLeaks was entitled, under the First Amendment, to publish classified material that Assange knew was stolen by former United States Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning from our federal government. <== Alan Dershowitz: Is Julian Assange another Pentagon Papers case?

  27. messianicdruid April 12, 2019 at 1:07 pm #

    I’m impressed with your lineup this week JHK, plenty there to chew on.

  28. K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 1:14 pm #

    The Trump administration will seek to try Assange on charges that he conspired with Manning in 2010 to steal the Iraq and Afghanistan war logs obtained by WikiLeaks. The half a million internal documents leaked by Manning from the Pentagon and the State Department, along with the 2007 video of U.S. helicopter pilots nonchalantly gunning down Iraqi civilians, including children, and two Reuters journalists, provided copious evidence of the hypocrisy, indiscriminate violence, and routine use of torture, lies, bribery and crude tactics of intimidation by the U.S. government in its foreign relations and wars in the Middle East. Assange and WikiLeaks allowed us to see the inner workings of empire—the most important role of a press—and for this they became empire’s prey. <== The Martyrdom of Julian Assange

    • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

      KDog

      Assange will be Ok. No way will the Brits ship him over here.

      He’ll get good treatment in England including any medical attention he might need.

      Then they’ll quietly send him home to Australia when sh-t dies down. No doubt he’ll be glad to get home.

      After that I would advise him to lay low, move to some sunny spot Down Under and enjoy life. We only get one life.

      Brh

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 12:40 am #

        That Australia and GB are members of the five-eyes and the five-eyes have the same kind of cooperative agreements which were found in the treaties between European countries at the start of WWI won’t matter in the least.

        Fidel was safer.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

          *off* his face…

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

            Misplaced correction, K-Dog, nothing to do with your post…Soz, as they say.

      • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

        brh

        “He’ll get good treatment in England including any medical attention he might need.”

        Soooo, good treatment in the ‘crapole’ country and medical attention from the shit health service? My, brh, I’m surprised you’re not sending him Red Cross food parcels and vitamins.

        I wouldn’t count on anything. Did you see the headline in The Daily Mail?

        theguardian.com/media/2019/apr/12/whiffyleaks-what-the-papers-say-about-julian-assanges-arrest

        That‘ll wipe the smile of his face”.

        The Sun settled for ‘Whiffyleaks’. Shame they’d used GOTCHA! already, in that enlightened way that they have, for celebrating the death of hundreds of young Argentinian sailors who went down with the Belgrano or it would have made a fine, succinct Sun-style headline here.

        If Assange can be exchanged for a loan from the IMF he can be exchanged for the promise of a trade deal with the US.

        Assange and the NHS – BOGO(F). Bog off, indeed, ‘liberals’. The populist (Brexit) press have said their bit on Assange. They’re with America. Always have been. And I don’t mean America, as in you, I mean American as in them.

        The cat might get its own Facebook page, though. This is the UK, after all.

        Like Nak FerryDog here:

        facebook.com/nak.ferrydog

        He’s got 445 friends. And so he should. We Glenelg Ferry fans love him. But I digress…

        Although maybe the cat’s been given Ecuadorian citizenship and is staying in the Embassy, with a bounty bag from the IMF and a retainer to clean the cat litter in purr-petuity.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

          sorry, the correction was meant to be below the post, not above it!

  29. K-Dog April 12, 2019 at 1:47 pm #

    citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.371.4487&rep=rep1&type=pdf

    I’ll just publish this one as a raw link. A link I’ll get the pdf of and post myself. A copy that can’t get ‘rerouted’ as other copies on the net already have been.

  30. mow April 12, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

    I am looking forward to when a congressional committee issues a subpoena on the cat .

  31. BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

    Somebody upstream mentioned Snowden, haven’t heard that name in awhile. What’s he up to now, and I wonder what fate has in store for him? He’s gotta be tired of being holed up in Moscow, no matter how well he’s being treated. Cold War defectors from the Cambridge 5, in the Cold War era — Philby and Caincross to name just two — after awhile regretted their life in Russia and missed their English homeland.

    Brh

    • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

      With women who can play with swords like this? C’mon guy. Your standards are too low. No, actually you’re smart and married Basque stock from old Atlantis.

      youtube.com/watch?v=NO4DfixWwwM&list=RDNO4DfixWwwM&start_radio=1

      • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

        Phew!!!

        Mesmerizing. Russian babes? Ukrainian? Couldn’t take my eyes off.

        Brh

        • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

          Cossacks. The good Russians. I don’t say the only good ones. But among groups, they are the best.

          • hmuller April 13, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

            So Janos, you like Cossacks – the dancing, the clothes, the swordplay! But is it all good, clean fun? What’s your moral judgment on the events of 1648-49? and the killing of an estimated 100,000 Jews,

            “Bogdan Chmielnicki, leader of the Cossack and peasant uprising against Polish rule in the Ukraine in 1648 which resulted in the destruction of hundreds of Jewish communities

            Chmielnicki was bent on eradicating the Jews from the Ukraine. From the social aspect, he aspired to transform the Cossack leaders into the ruling aristocracy of the principality while returning the peasantry to serfdom. His activity brought destruction and ruin to the land and did not assure its independence. Nevertheless, the members of the Ukrainian nationalist movement in recent generations have come to see him as a symbol of the awakening of the Ukrainian people,

        • Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm #

          Let’s just hope the #MeToo bunch doesn’t follow their lead. I don’t even want to contemplate the terror they could unleash.

          • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 3:19 pm #

            That bunch doesn’t use swords.

            They use nutcrackers.

            Brh

        • tucsonspur April 12, 2019 at 4:05 pm #

          She’s still just a woman:

          youtube.com/watch?v=6D4EIUTPcLU

      • BornToKillPeace April 12, 2019 at 10:44 pm #

        The boy @ 1:11 being all red-pilled, lol.

        • BornToKillPeace April 12, 2019 at 10:56 pm #

          Reminds me of the flat-footing women at the Galax VA, Old Fiddler’s Convention a couple years ago.

  32. zetatai April 12, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

    A brief perusal of the forgoing comments suggests that even those availed of JHK’s erudition are predominantly already “completely gaslighted.” Pulsation initiated … explosion imminent!

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 11:56 am #

      Why don’t you enlighten us and share your esoteric knowledge? I for one would be appreciative :-).

  33. BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

    Shots ring out at Nipsey Hussle procession, 1 dead.

    Apparently a driveby. In the future, will EVs make as good gun platforms as gas powered cars? They are quieter so urban shooters will have the added advantage of stealth. But the question is are gangbangers concerned enough about environmental issues to go green?

    Brh

    • Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 2:49 pm #

      Why stop there? Be the first on your block to go with remote controlled weapons in your EAVs and EADs and make your fellow gangsters green with envy!

      • Ol' Scratch April 12, 2019 at 2:50 pm #

        Hey! It’s a freakin’ WAR out there!

      • stelmosfire April 12, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

        Those crazy Finns already have that covered. Its electric and remote controlled but not very quiet!
        youtube.com/watch?v=6Viwwetf0gU

        • stelmosfire April 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

          I just watched my link to the end and I guess they have a way to go on their tech.

          • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 8:04 am #

            You can bet DARPA’s got something in the inventory.

    • malthuss April 12, 2019 at 3:49 pm #

      Ex pro baller killed mudsharks 5 year old.
      See SBPDL.

      R selection v K selection.

  34. wm5135 April 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

    Walter B is it truly your position that the Times was a model of truth and honest reporting from 1961 – 1972 or ever for that matter?
    “All the news that’s fit to print”
    wm

    geez the Cold War still burns HOT here most of the time. You can take the boy out of the country but……….

  35. CitizenG April 12, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

    Thanks Kdog for that interesting link to the WiKI destruction by elite!!!

  36. tucsonspur April 12, 2019 at 3:31 pm #

    Remember when Obama commuted Manning’s sentence? No?

    Look here:

    newyorker.com/news/amy-davidson/five-reasons-that-president-obama-was-right-to-commute-chelsea-manni…

    Couldn’t Trump do at least as much if Assange is extradited and convicted and Trump remains in office?

    Maybe a bleeding heart Dem would show more mercy, who knows, down the road.

    • 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

      Sure, if he becomes Julia Assange

      • tucsonspur April 12, 2019 at 4:14 pm #

        Cool. Old but still possible.

  37. BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

    Assange had a parapatetic life as a kid, living in at least 30 different towns by the time he was 16. His parents seem to have been Australian hippies. His father is described as an ‘anti war activist’ but what war was Australia in to protest against? Tho they did send a few thousand troops to Viet Nam in mid 60s

    His real last name is Hawkins. I like the sound of it, its Anglo Saxon ring. The Hawkins brothers among the first Elizabethan Sea Dogs, in the 1560s raiding the Spanish Main, and buying and exporting slaves from West Africa, selling them to Portugese in Brazil and Spaniards in Hispanola and Jamaica. I wonder if Scotland yard realizes they are dealing with a Hawkins?

    Brh

    • tucsonspur April 12, 2019 at 4:46 pm #

      “Oxen and wain-ropes would not bring me back again to that accursed island.” Jim Hawkins

      • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

        Oh yes, I forgot about Jim Hawkins

        “Fifteen men on a dead man’s chest —
        Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

        Thats what I’m talking about!

        Brh

    • Janos Skorenzy April 12, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      A Cult. She dyed all the kids hair white blonde. Apparently he kept it up.

      theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/20/growing-up-with-the-family-inside-anne-hamilton-byrnes-sinister-cul…

      • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

        Who are those kids?

        Children of the Corn?

        • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 12:39 am #

          Considering this horrendous beginning, he had shown extraordinary resilience and a commitment to the Good.

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 11:54 am #

            Right, that is a good point. And like that old saying goes sometimes it seems like no good deed goes unpunished.

      • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 11:52 am #

        Wow this is a really interesting post. I hadn’t heard of The Family before let alone that Assange indirectly had any connection with a cult during his childhood. Thanks for sharing!

    • malthuss April 12, 2019 at 8:58 pm #

      One person was killed and multiple others injured when a shooting took place Thursday afternoon during the funeral procession for slain rapper Nipsey Hussle.

      A total of four people were shot at 103 Street and Main Street during the procession, according to Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore.

      The victims were described as three African-American men and one African-American woman all between the ages of 30 to 50, said Moore via social media.

      It is unclear which victim died.
      Suspects in gray Hyundai fired on the victims, the chief said.
      “We must stop this senseless violence,” Chief Moore added.

      Who didnt see that coming.huh?

      • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 10:50 pm #

        Even at a funeral,

        Especially at a funeral.

      • Q. Shtik April 12, 2019 at 11:44 pm #

        “We must stop this senseless violence,” Chief Moore added. – Malth

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

        Has anyone ever heard of violence being described as anything but senseless?

  38. 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 4:04 pm #

    Didn’t Mr. Assange leave a tripwire in place?

    In the event of his arrest, or something far worse, he alluded to having the ability to trigger a massive data-dump of invaluable information.

    Was this a bluff?

    Was it neutralized?

    Has the press investigated?

    Perhaps we know the answer to this last question.

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 8:02 am #

      No, I doubt it, and definitely not.

  39. 100th Avatar April 12, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    Even more strange, er.. coincidental, thousands of Ecuadorians are at this moment receiving asylum in the US on account of fear of persecution or torture in their homeland.

  40. aibohphobia April 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm #

    When the Fed’rals nabbed Juli Assange-gent,
    And threw him in jail as a transient,
    It ensured that this matter
    ‘Cross headlines will splatter
    Creating an uproar most plangent

    I am glad you did this topic JHK, because I could never understand it. Perhaps you or the commentariat could enlighten me on a few questions.

    1) Julian Assange is not a United States Citizen, correct? So if he is not a citizen, on what grounds can we drag him over here and bring him to trial? I think it’s against the law in Spain to speak evil of the monarchy there–So if an American says bad things about the Spanish King inside the French Embassy in Bulgaria, Can the Spanish drag him to Spain and put him on trial?

    2) Isn’t this exactly the same as Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers?–Oh right. JHK answered that one already–in the affirmative.

    3) Did Assange publish anything that was untrue or slanderous to any US politician –like, for example, the Steele Dossier?

    4) How have Assange’s actions differed from those of any journalist?–Not that there really are any journalists remaining in the Mainstream Media to which to compare him…

    The whole thing makes no sense to me from beginning to end. It’s the nature of real journalists to find and publish stories, and if Assange got some materials he shouldn’t have, the US Gov should limit its efforts to finding out who gave out the information, and punish them–not the guy that reported it.

    What say you?

    • tucsonspur April 12, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

      Did you see the movie Chinatown? If you did you’ll know what I mean. “Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown”.

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 12:57 am #

        Yeah, that’s a good way to put it. If Jake did not let the old fat man screw his granddaughter with the full cooperation of the SFPD he would have had all his nose cut off instead of only just half of it. If I was Jake in a sequel I’d bide my time and then I’d take care of business when I could. In our sequel Trump is the old fat man. It is on Trump as to what will happen next.

        What is it really all about? Power has defined a narrative and it will not be questioned is what it is about. The American people have no say in the matter.

        • tucsonspur April 13, 2019 at 3:51 am #

          Maybe he would actually take a golden shower in the sequel.
          See him blissfully cavorting in the salty, yellow spray, rolling around like a big, old, dirty cherub. Hairnet?

          LAPD by the way.

          • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 10:05 am #

            Yes LAPD. You are right.

          • tucsonspur April 13, 2019 at 2:18 pm #

            Golden shower cap.

  41. BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 5:08 pm #

    “Drink and the devil had done for the rest —
    Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”

    That’s what Julian is saying to his interrogators

    In a spare room, just some old steel office furniture from the 1950s in it, one bare 60 watt lightbulb burning overhead.

    Brh

  42. FincaInTheMountains April 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    Regarding the Differences between the Throne and the Toilet in the Normandy Format

    In the next post I will write about the elections in Israel and, accordingly, about the struggle of the World Projects there, as well as other news of today, and in this post I want to write about Vladimir Putin’s refusal to visit the notorious D-Day in Normandy and in connection with this write a little about Zelenskiy, as well as due to the fact that his belonging to the Jewish people is actively discussed in the press and on television.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin does not plan to participate in events in France, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. This was reported by the press secretary of the head of state Dmitry Peskov on Friday, April 12, RIA Novosti reports.

    ria.ru/20190412/1552637490.html

    Preliminary, in connection with the next post, I want to draw your attention, that the possible Jewry of Zelenskiy is discussed as a negative factor. And this is not by chance, as it will be shown in the next post from the 12th century, this is a favorite trick of the Black World Project: using the Jewish question as a red rag that is waving in front of a bull nose to divert his attention before striking him with a mortal blow.

    And now guess from three attempts who is that bull?

    Everyone is discussing who is behind Zelenskiy – the Reich, the EU, NATO, the United States, or, worst of all, I’m afraid to say … Jew Kolomoisky! And the most important thing is that everyone is discussing what Zelenskiy will want or not want to do in connection with this, and I want to say that behind any political figure in any country, someone is standing back, and this very rarely determines what he wants or does not want to do, sitting on the throne. The fact of the matter is that the throne, I will tell you, is not a toilet – there the choice of actions is very wide, but the point is not what you want to do, but what you can.

    For example, I am sure that in 2015, Vladimir Putin, sitting on a throne, really wanted to send troops to Ukraine, when he addressed the Federation Council with a corresponding request, and then he went to Normandy to celebrate D-day and there he was explained that he could not so send troops to Ukraine easy.

    And it was worse than a crime, it was a mistake, because choosing D-day for the explanation, they not only changed the meaning of the phrase “Normandy format”, but finally signed that for those who celebrated D-day in 2015, disembarking The Anglo-American forces in Normandy in 1944 did not fulfill the allied obligations of the United Nations, but aimed at saving the Third Reich from deserved reprisals and preventing the formation of the French and Italian Soviet Socialist Republics.

    Judging by the further actions of Vladimir Vladimirovich, they explained to him there that he must first close all holes in the nuclear attack warning system and build or upgrade at least six nuclear submarines capable of delivering almost a thousand nuclear strikes on a potential enemy in addition to the nuclear strikes that Russia could already inflict in 2015. Moreover, there were reciprocal nuclear strikes, since Russia then did not have Calibers and Zircons capable of delivering a preemptive strike, while the Topol and Bulava had too long of a flight time.

    And Putin, returning from Normandy, asked the Federation Council to withdraw its permission. That is, he simply couldn’t send troops into Ukraine, he had to expose himself and the country to public humiliation of the withdrawal of the permit already issued!

    And going back to Zelenskiy, as well as to the Jewish cockroach named Kolomoisky standing behind him, I recall that in 1999 Vladimir Vladimirovich also had a lot of people behind him, including the oligarch (also Jewish), whose moral and political qualities were not too different from the moral qualities of Kolomoisky, and he had more citizenships than Kolomoisky, and probably more money too.

    And then what? Scarf in the London’s bathroom?

    And Vladimir Putin just refused to go to D-Day celebration!

    And he did the right thing. They themselves have shattered the day of their landing in Normandy, let them now celebrate it, whatever they celebrated on this day in 2015.

    Of course, Putin will not tell about what he was told in Normandy in 2015, since the threat of using nuclear weapons is a nuclear war and concurrently exactly what they use to sit on the toilet, but the use of nuclear weapons is no longer a war, it is already an entrance to Last Judgment, and there to be rude and pretend that black is white and talking about the inadmissibility of moral equivalence is simply impossible.

    The fact of the matter is that if Putin talks about what happened in Normandy in 2015, firstly he will have to do something about it, and secondly now there are two American embassies in Ukraine and two American floors in The Security Service of Ukraine, and Attorney General Barr’s staff members call Ukrainian employees on the carpet to explain their involvement in Poroshenko’s interference in the American elections and subsequent participation in a plot to overthrow the legitimately elected US government.

  43. Pucker April 12, 2019 at 7:03 pm #

    In the movie “About Schmidt”, the prospective son-in-Law “Randle” (who the wife of the father Norman Schmidt (the staid retired cuckold Life Insurance salesman) thought was a “Good Catch” for his “a bit past-her-Prime” daughter) was a water bed salesman.

    Beto is a bit of a water bed salesman. Our politicians are basically water bed salesmen…. Trump is a bit of a water bed salesman….

    • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

      The Fourth Turning…..

      Farce…..

    • EvelynV April 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

      Pucker…

      One small difference. Trump’s water beds are pre-filled with piss and his followers drink from them.

      Just thought you should know.

      • hmuller April 13, 2019 at 10:34 am #

        Oh Evelyn the Fifth, thank you for showing us what a class act you are. Trump supporters drinking waterbeds filled with human urine. Very nice.

        Maybe you and Christopher Steele can write some new fictional dossiers. LOL

        • Majella April 14, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

          Oh, please! The faux indignation..!

      • elysianfield April 13, 2019 at 12:52 pm #

        “One small difference. Trump’s water beds are pre-filled with piss and his followers drink from them.”

        Evelyn,
        Your…suggestive comment got me thinking…. What are you wearing right now?

  44. Iananna April 12, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

    Well done JHK, this exposition was so unlike the deeply depressing introversion of the past weeks – not that there was anything wrong with them fact-wise, just dismal.
    The British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (an exemplar, even relative the rest of the shower that is the Maybot’s government, given his serial mendacity & incompetence) said of Assange – “He has hidden from the truth for years & year…”!
    I thought the charge against him was revealing Truth – goose/gander kinda thang?
    Odd how amerikan law & jurisdiction extends the world over and includes foreign nationals in 3rd countries.
    We are just blessed that its fairness, impartiality & rigour protects the innocent and punishes the guilty.
    Aren’t we?

  45. Pucker April 12, 2019 at 7:16 pm #

    Should I run for political office in the US basing my political campaign on the Book of Revelation?

    • CancelMyCard April 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm #

      Well, Mr. Pence would certainly approve.

      Meanwhile,

      Others of us have Food to grow.

      Which will come in very handy
      if those predictions come to pass.

    • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

      No. Base it on Jeremiah.

      • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

        I’ve seen the image of the “Fire in the Lake” final Judgment from the Book of Revelation, so I believe that I am qualified to run for political office.

      • CancelMyCard April 12, 2019 at 8:01 pm #

        Jeremiah was a prophet with no respect in his own land.

        As per usual.

        Think about another paradigm:

        We are already going through the matrix of the

        End
        Times

        Pretty much according to the book of Revelations?

        or not?

        Well, time will tell, no?

        In the meantime, please everyone

        grow as much food in your backyard as you possibly can.

        Ser

        iou

        sly.

        Really, really seriously.

        Grow your own food.

        It is imperative.

  46. Pucker April 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm #

    I saw an old interview with Beto on Tucker Carson in which Beto tried to paint an image of the illegal Mexicans as all stellar PhD candidates and heroes who save white people from burning buildings, so that we should give all of the illegal Mexicans free healthcare and legal assistance to fight their deportation hearings.

    • CancelMyCard April 12, 2019 at 8:24 pm #

      I saw an old interview with

      [insert character]

      in which [insert character]

      tried to paint an image of

      [insert character]

      as all [insert characters]

      who save [insert character]

      from burning buildings.

      so that [insert characters]

      should give all of the [insert characters]

      free

      etc.

      etc.

      etc.

      • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 8:57 pm #

        I neglected to add: Beto also wants to give the illegal Mexicans the right to vote….

        • CancelMyCard April 12, 2019 at 9:13 pm #

          Pucker,

          I’m sure you are a very nice person in real life.

          That said,

          I’m not sure what political viewpoint that you propound,

          is going to get us any further

          down the road to sustainability.

          Simply parsing political bullshit all day long

          will give you

          NOTHING

          in the end.

          Grow carrots, potatoes, squash, corn, and garlic.

          THAT

          is reality,

          NOT this political Bullshit.

          • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 9:24 pm #

            Are you making an argument? Or are you just labeling people?

            I can just as easily say that you are also “Shit”, but this would not be very meaningful, nor respectful. It also displays an inability to think….

          • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 1:06 am #

            Think of Pucker as the Nazi wearing the grey greatcoat in the old TV series Laugh-In. The Nazi who keeps smoking, says ‘Very Interesting’, but never anything else, and who always falls off his tricycle.

            Pucker know there is no way to label this fable. May as well joke about it then may be his take on things. Refined class clowning by someone in the know.

          • Pucker April 13, 2019 at 4:33 am #

            K-Dog,

            Calling someone a “Nazi” is a disgusting cheap shot. You should be ashamed. What’s wrong with you? Resorting to name calling is a sign of mental desperation. The Referee should Red Flag you for unsportsmanlike conduct and stinky pants.

          • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 10:03 am #

            What was the brand of smokes?

          • elysianfield April 13, 2019 at 12:57 pm #

            ” The Nazi who keeps smoking, says ‘Very Interesting’, but never anything else….”

            Dog,

            Artie Johnson….

        • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 9:37 pm #

          By “Sustainability”, do you mean “The Green New Deal”…Wind Power and driving solar powered cars to WalMart?

          • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 9:39 pm #

            Are we really that delusional?!

            Maybe Beto really is a third rate punk band singer and a skateboard jockey?

          • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 4:29 am #

            It’s simple: Each car must have a steam engine. And if you want to drive one, you must hire a minority to sit in the back seat and feed the engine with recyclables.

            Ditto for Housing: Each single woman who votes Democrat, must allow street people to use her bathroom and/or take naps in her bed when she’s at work. Is that too much to ask, ladies?

            If you allow one to live with you, you get carbon and/or tax credits. Minority? More credits. Want to marry a White Heterosexual Man? You lose credits. Want to have White Kids? You’re going to have to pay a big Race Tax. It’s only faire in AOC Clown World. Look at all the lipshtick she uses….

        • Pucker April 12, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

          Now is the Time for Loss of Innocence….

          The Second Coming

          BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
          Turning and turning in the widening gyre
          The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
          Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
          Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
          The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
          The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
          The best lack all conviction, while the worst
          Are full of passionate intensity.

          Surely some revelation is at hand;
          Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
          The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
          When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
          Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
          A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
          A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
          Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
          Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
          The darkness drops again; but now I know
          That twenty centuries of stony sleep
          Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
          And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
          Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

          • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 1:09 am #

            Yes, we have passed the Ides of March. It was time for another spin of the turn!

            And it is not only timeless but Trumpian too.

            A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun

  47. malthuss April 12, 2019 at 8:53 pm #

    “24 Charged in $1.2 Billion Medicare Scheme,
    U.S. Says” “Federal officials said Tuesday that they had
    dismantled a $1.2 billion Medicare scheme
    that spanned continents and ensnared hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting elderly and disabled patients.”

    • Majella April 14, 2019 at 7:52 pm #

      Is this an argument against Medicare?

  48. BornToKillPeace April 12, 2019 at 9:11 pm #

    I liked the Catherine Ingram article Mr. Kunstler.

    All of society is becoming a cargo cult.

    Whether climate change is entirely man-made or not – the conscious/subconscious knowledge that the methane under the ice can destroy us all and kill off all the crops / release new strains of disease when the biosphere is altered, is probably why we see such a push against white hetero males. For they invented Industrialism, no? Bring in the trannie cargo cult.

    Of course most of the workers for this early industrialism likely had to be corralled against their will through laws forcing them off the land, displacing them from the autonomous pace of an agrarian lifestyle.

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 7:59 am #

      Cargo cult. That’s a word we’re going to hear used often in the coming years as the truth finally begins to dawn on us.

  49. seawolf77 April 12, 2019 at 9:53 pm #

    The Catherine Ingram article was probably the darkest piece I have read in my life. She did warn you. I am a structural analyst and I can tell you structural failure is rare because there is so much redundancy in all systems. Think of a submarine in an uncontrolled dive. Bolts are flying off, sounding like shotgun blasts, water pouring out everywhere. But you know every time a bolt lets go, the load redistributes, again and again, deeper and deeper until one bolt let’s go and the load has nowhere to go and KABOOM. That’s how I look at global warming. There is tremendous redundancy in the system that people are not taking into account.

    • BackRowHeckler April 12, 2019 at 10:47 pm #

      Most likely what happened to the Thresher and Scorpion.

      Brh

      • elysianfield April 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

        “Most likely what happened to the Thresher and Scorpion.”

        BRH,

        K219

        K429

        K159

        K278

        K141

        K8

    • Walter B April 12, 2019 at 11:53 pm #

      Yes seawolf, things that we design are built with safety factors of 2 or 3 or more and as much backup as is feasible, at least as far as structures and devices are concerned. Unfortunately, when it comes to systems of operation such as government or corporate management or financial fraud, the weak link is always the human factor and with humanity just about as amoral, self-centered, and uncaring as it now is well, failure is imminent, sorry.

      • EvelynV April 13, 2019 at 1:58 am #

        Nerve gas is such a deadly agent because it inhibits a vital enzymic reaction in the human body that has no redundant back up system.

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 7:58 am #

      Actually, the redundancy is fully accounted for. You, on the other hand, are hinting here that man’s designs have accounted for everything (not even close!) and that our systems’ designs are superior to mother nature. Once again, not even close. The current Boeing 737 fiasco is an object lesson in our inability to fully understand our own complex systems, especially where profit margins cloud the picture. And make no mistake, profit margins cloud everything these days.

    • JohnAZ April 13, 2019 at 9:57 am #

      Right! Earth has supported life for more than 2 billion years through repeated cataclysms. Her ability to adapt to changing conditions is limitless.

      The losers are the species that are unwilling or unable to adapt to the changing conditions. They go extinct.

      Humans ARE a changing condition.

      Can we adapt or are we to be just another extinction? We are the first species to have the freedom of reasoning to set our own course.

      Adam and Eve were given the stewardship of the Earth, figuratively speaking. Are we up to the task?

  50. wm5135 April 12, 2019 at 10:57 pm #

    The last time we were at each other’s throats it cost us 620.00 and the red badge of courage is still visible. 2% of the population spent on a lie couched in feel good moral superiority.

    Here we are again

    Ah human nature:
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conflicts_in_Europe.

    Perhaps out heritage is showing.

    Best wishes to all and may a prayer be on your lips.

    • BornToKillPeace April 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm #

      Divide and conquer, then government can offer the solution of one-world government following what would be the absolute chaos of the situation.

      Or say maybe it doesn’t get to civil war. The result they are aiming at is all the same – revoke the constitution piece by piece until we get there. The corporate oligarchic version of “the easy or the hard way.”

      • JohnAZ April 13, 2019 at 9:47 am #

        It has been going on for fifty years. The essence of the Deep State.

  51. Pucker April 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm #

    Every year in high school I would always choose this poem to read for ostensibly 2 reasons: (1) it fit exactly into the parameters for the mandatory class poem reading; and (2) I knew that it was the English teacher’s favorite poem so that I’d always get an A even if I screwed up. I wonder if poems sometimes choose the reader rather than the other way around?

    The Second Coming
    BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.
    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
    The darkness drops again; but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 7:50 am #

      Did you have to recite from memory as well?

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:19 am #

        Those kind of teachers are also big on Orwell. And that is a good thing!

  52. Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 12:44 am #

    America Is No Longer A Nation

    Paul Craig Roberts

    The America in which I grew up and lived my early adult life was a nation. Over the course of my life I have watched my country turn into a Tower of Babel. Homogeneity and shared values permitted us to understand one another. This doesn’t mean that there was uniformity or that things were perfect. A Baptist wasn’t a Catholic. A WASP was not a black laborer. A female was not a male. Blacks and poor whites had a hard time becoming middle class, but it could be done. It was possible for middle class people to become “well off,” but difficult to become rich. Immigration was controlled, and the reduction of inflows had helped the Irish and Italians to integrate into society.

    Police were helpful and didn’t burst into homes with guns blazing or rough you up on traffic stops. On important issues, compromises could be reached and reforms implemented. English was the language. If you telephoned a service provider, utility, or bank, you quickly were connected to a real person capable of handling every aspect of whatever you were calling about. Today you wait through the Spanish language option for the robo-voice listing the options that might have something to do with the reason for your call. The companies save money and make profits by imposing their service costs on customers.

    Technology seems to have worsened the functionality of society. Diversity and multiculturalism definitely have. It used to be that taking or giving offense was something that good manners prevented. Today members of those groups that are entitled to be offended are ready to take offense at any excuse. Today it is easy for a white person and a male to give offense without intending or even knowing that what he did or said was offensive.

    Diversity and multiculturalism provide a fertile field for Identity Politics. Identity Politics has succeeded in turning everything white into racism. Indeed, the word “white” is now a code word for racist. Western Civilization and science itself are explained as mechanisms of white domination. The other day a black female college professor declared time to be white. She explained that a tendency on the part of blacks to be late was due to the fact that time was just another white racist construct. Time was white because it made blacks late.

    According to Identity Politics, white people are in charge, but the evidence is to the contrary. There are no quotas for whites in university admissions, hiring, and promotion. It is the allegedly victimized “preferred minorities” who get to go to the front of the line. There are no hate speech or hate crime protections for whites. Whites can be called every hurtful and offensive name in the book and have no right or power to demand apologies or the firing of the offender. White DNA has been declared to be “an abomination,” and white people “shouldn’t exist.” In America today, the way to get ahead is to claim victim-hood. Jews are experts at this, and blacks, women, and illegal immigrants have learned the same trick.

    University education explains white people as the source of all evil. This is especially the case in what is called black studies and in gender studies, which seems to have developed out of women’s studies or feminist studies. A white male professor who gives a low grade to a female or to a black can expect that some charge might be made against him, but a white male who receives a low grade from a black or feminist professor has no such recourse.

    As whites still constitute the majority of the U.S. population, what are the consequences for society when it is the majority that is constantly demeaned? What does it mean when white males, still the backbone of the military, are more easily cowed than women and “preferred minorities”?

    When whites become a minority, what is their fate when the new majority has been taught hatred of whites for decades?

    What does it mean when Americans fall all over themselves to apologize for using some word or term that someone finds “offensive” when it never occurs to Americans to apologize to Libyans, Iraqis, Syrians, Afghans, Yemeni, Somalis, for destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of them? The disconnect here is extreme. Words hurt but not bombs. Moreover, I can remember when words now said to be offensive gave no offense to anyone. What has happened is that people have been taught to regard the words as offensive. How else did “girls” become offensive? Identity Politics finds more offensive words every day. Before long a white person will not be able to open their mouth. Language itself is being made dysfunctional. If the means of communication is dysfunctional, how can society be functional?

    Identity Politics has produced disunity. Disunity is the antithesis of nationhood.

    There are in the U.S. many groups that specialize in teaching hatred of whites by pretending to fight “white supremacy.” A new one on the scene is the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University. Georgetown is, or was, a Catholic university. One might expect a Center for Catholic Civilization or, as Georgetown is located in America, a Center for American Civilization. But no, it is a Center for Jewish Civilization. Who finances it? Why is it focused on “the far right”? Why is it at Georgetown University?

    On April 10 the Center for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University is hosting an all day propaganda session at the National Press Club to work up opposition to white gentiles who are allegedly using Nazi techniques to attack Jews and blacks. In other words, the Center for Jewish Civilization is doing precisely to white gentiles what the center claims white anti-semites are doing to Jews and blacks. The “conference” is focused on “How Do We Deal with a New Ecosystem of Hate and Anti-Semitism on the Far Right?”

    We all know what the “far right” is—white people, which as a group are being recast as “white supremacists.” Far right is not a term ever applied to blacks or other races.

    Try to imagine a Center for Palestinian Civilization at Georgetown University that was hosting a National Press Club all day event to combat an “Ecosystem of Hate and Anti-Palestinianism in Israel.” The center would be lumped in with the Alt-Right and accused of promoting hate and anti-semitism.

    Or suppose U.S. foreign service veterans formed a Center for American Foreign Policy and criticized Israel’s control over American Foreign Policy revealed in Netanyahu’s boast that at his request Trump named Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, a large chunk of the Iranian government, as a terrorist group. news.antiwar.com/2019/04/08/netanyahu-says-trump-named-iran-guards-a-terror-group-at-his-request/ The center would be accused of anti-semitic tropes.

    How is a country a nation when it cannot have its own foreign policy, when words of its language are proscribed, when alleged victim groups have more rights than the alleged dominant class, and when hate is used to create disunity?

    Identity Politics is the ideology that has been used to break America into disunited pieces.

    JS: PCR is one of Ozone’s favorites. Will Ozone reject him now that PCR agrees with White Nationalists that Whites are being persecuted? Stay tuned. Perhaps he will take up the tune of this switched on fork. Or will he continue to be just a toon?

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 7:51 am #

      PCR can be a bit hyperbolic at times, but he definitely gets it.

    • JohnAZ April 13, 2019 at 9:45 am #

      This is the result of many really evil people whose aim is to knock America down as the Shining Light on the Hill. They do not use war, that is obsolete in the nuclear world. They use infiltration from outside to dilute the American ideals. How do you destroy an ideal? By bringing in so many different ideals that compete with the common culture. Then destroy the one commonality of the country, rule by law, and the union collapses.

      This is all planned. The conspiracists are right! The acceptance of this is paramount to focus the fight aiming to get at the bad people.

      The worst enemy of our republic is not Soros, Rockefeller or Rothschild, it is their enablers in America, the Democratic Party, especially the Progressive wing. Look at their proposals, they are formed by those globalists. 2020 will set the course for the future.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 1:42 pm #

        And people like you who even as you fought them about economics and politics, believed the Destroyers when it came to the all important issue of Race. To put it bluntly, the Right accepted the Left’s criterion of Morality on a whole host of human and cultural issues. And obviously, the Capitalist ethos in Anti-human and thus you are in conflict there as well since you retain your Christianity. Thus are you shorn, and a Haus divided cannot stand.

    • elysianfield April 13, 2019 at 1:10 pm #

      Janos,

      Yeah…what he said….

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

      And just think. If you are White, there will soon come a day where you won’t be able to pick and choose whether or not you are a White Nationalist. You will simply be one by default to the rest of society. So if you embrace it now there isn’t much to adjust to later on. Same thing politically speaking with the lable Far Right. Get used to it now. Better than joining the globalists.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 1:46 pm #

        Yeah, get in on the ground floor. We’re going to the Stars. We are their Destiny if they did but know…..

        Try to work some of the Cossack Sword Play into your clogging. The Elves will love it. Plus it will keep the oh so very amorous Elven men in line if I’m not around.

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

          That would be totally awesome if I could twirl swords like batons and juggle them while clogging! I could mesmerize the Elves :-). Hmmm maybe I have some new resolutions for this year after all.

  53. malthuss April 13, 2019 at 1:53 am #

    I found this as it is,

    Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    April 11, 2019 at 12:28 pm GMT • 100 Words

    nypost.com/2019/04/11/former-vikings-part-owner-irwin-jacobs-wife-found-dead-in-apparent-murder-suic…

    So sad a former co-owner of a sportsball team is dead. So sad the (((white))) couple went via murder/suicide. Minnesota Vikings fans will be getting drunk and despondent this weekend. At least the upcoming slave auction… I mean the NFL Draft, is about to cheer us all up, right?

    • BornToKillPeace April 13, 2019 at 3:40 am #

      “At least the upcoming slave auction… I mean the NFL Draft, is about to cheer us all up, right?”

      The historical association of professional sports drafts to slave auctions is mentioned by a scouting coach in the Lenny Cooke documentary.

      Even if you (Clusters) find sports assernine, or especially if you do, check this film out.
      Trailer: youtube.com/watch?v=azMPhSg_hoo

      • malthuss April 13, 2019 at 10:56 am #

        Former NFL just killed his gals child. Or is accused of that.

        • Q. Shtik April 13, 2019 at 11:03 am #

          Former NFL (player??) just killed his gal(‘)s child. – Malth

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

          The word gal is sooo passe.

          • malthuss April 13, 2019 at 8:17 pm #

            Okay, his mudshark.

    • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 8:49 am #

      Malthus,

      In that LA driveby shooting at Nipsey Hussle’s funeral, do you know, were the gunman riding in an EV? Or was it an old fashion car powered by an internal combustion engine? It matters.

      That low slung Tesla — sleek, fast, silent, and heavy — would make an excellent urban gun platform. How hard is it to steal a Tesla?

      You heard it here first CFNers.

      Brh

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am #

        You probably have to know how to turn one on. But a gizmo could be put in Teslas so when a thief drives one into a gas station the car could be smart enough to turn off. Then police can just tow it from there.

        The car could ask itself why am I here and why was I born only to drive and die and who is this idiot who just drove me into a gas station? Then it can just shut down and wait for enlightenment and the authorities.

        • Q. Shtik April 13, 2019 at 11:08 am #

          The car could ask itself why am I here – Dog

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

          Perhaps to buy a snack or use the ‘facilities’?

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

          Lol the car thinks, therefore it is!

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 10:01 am #

        They are not so low slung. The batteries are under the floorboards.

        • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 11:13 am #

          Yeah, if not low slung, then aerodynamic.

          I was thinking, an autonomous, self driving Tesla would make an even better rolling gun platform and urban assault vehicle, freeing up the hands of the passenger in what used to be the drivers seat, each hand now gripping Glocks, giving LA Gangbangers an extra 40 round capacity. Who said EVs aren’t practical?

          Tesla could use this feature in marketing their car in urban areas across the country.They’ll sell thousands of them.

          Brh

      • malthuss April 13, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        A US Navy ship sailed into a cargo ship in part because

        two women on duty had a falling out and weren’t talking to each other.

        And these clowns think those ill-trained, hyper-emotional types are ready to fight wars?

        unz.com/sbpdl/the-united-states-air-force-worries-about-the-lack-of-diversity-among-pilots-93-white-…

        • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 11:17 am #

          All charges have been dropped.

          If a serious war starts these broads will be weeded out real quick.

          Having them aboard is a peacetime indulgence.

          Brh

      • malthuss April 13, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

        I was searching online for some info and saw that one can buy a ticket to his memorial.

        usatoday.com/story/life/people/2019/04/08/nipsey-hussle-memorial-details-announced-staples-center-se…

  54. Pucker April 13, 2019 at 4:46 am #

    For 2 years, I debunked the idiotic MSM narrative that Trump is a Russian spy, only to be labeled a “Trump Supporter”, and a “Redneck”. Now, it seems that if one exposes Beto as an opportunist Rachel Dolezal nincompoop, then one will be labeled a “Nazi”. And if one questions “Reparations”, then one is a “Klansman”. Jeeeeeeze……

    This is very sad…….

    • Pucker April 13, 2019 at 4:56 am #

      The proclivity of many Americans to hurl labels as an emotional response to someone who says something that one finds objectionable suggests a weaponized population, which is a tot…ali…tarian phenomenon.

      • Pucker April 13, 2019 at 4:59 am #

        The mob response to lock up Assange and to throw away the key also looks rather tot…talitar…Ian.

        • JohnAZ April 13, 2019 at 9:21 am #

          If one is not willing to take the barbs for what they believe in, then their belief system is not very deep.

          Pucker, do not lament for a big element of our society that have no ideals, no ideas, no policies. The only thing they have is the venom aimed at anything non-liberal. Shaming, name calling, aiming vitriol at Trump are all Machiavellian weapons of power. That is all they stand for, they are a social desert.

          They are dragging America down with them.

    • Pucker April 13, 2019 at 5:17 am #

      Grandma in the nursing home doesn’t agree with Beto that illegal Mexicans should be given free healthcare, free legal assistance, and the right to vote. Grandma must be a “Nazi”.

      Grandma doesn’t agree with Beto that all black people should be given Reparations. Grandma must be a “Klansman”.

      • Pucker April 13, 2019 at 5:55 am #

        Since it’s just about dinner time in the nursing home we need to decide if Grandma is a “Nazi” or a “”Klansman”? This is important because “Nazi’s” get strawberry shortcake and “Klansman” get pudding pops for dessert.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 8:57 am #

          As long as the Mexicans, Filipinos/as or black people who serve it are legal, Pucker, it’s all good.

          And she’s probably be a Klanswoman, unless she’s one of ‘those’ that everyone is very exercised about 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 8:58 am #

            she’s probably a…

          • malthuss April 13, 2019 at 10:58 am #

            Thanks for the post about Deep Pockets.

            There is another of the Del Mar crew, Tony Robbins [on big billboards as well].
            I knew a limo driver who drove him to his private plane.
            TR does not tip.

            ‘AWAKEN THE GIANT WITHIN’ was his book. Id assume it was a best seller.
            Run across hot coals.

    • Ol' Scratch April 13, 2019 at 7:53 am #

      In a country where the youth no longer studies history, and to the degree that it does, it’s spoonfed a highly propagandized version of it, can any of the current events be at all surprising?

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:15 am #

        When they bring back drowning witches next week to extract the details of their relationships with you it will be worth a dog snort.

        Clicking on terrorist propaganda even once could mean 15 years in prison under new law

        Cascading cat litter indeed!

        No it is not surprising at all:

        LustGluttonyGreedSlothWrathEnvyPride

        All of which when summed together yield being out to lunch in more ways than one. The prerequisites have been met.

      • BornToKillPeace April 13, 2019 at 3:37 pm #

        “In a country where the youth no longer studies history, and to the degree that it does, it’s spoon fed a highly propagandized version of it, can any of the current events be at all surprising?”

        Imagine trying to explain to h.s. students as a history teacher that the Civil War was not entirely fought over slavery.
        I can only imagine what some of the black students tell there parents when they get home. Their faces sometimes… I’m sure I get called all sorts of things.
        I swear I’m going to get fired someday..working behind enemy lines.

        • Ol' Scratch April 14, 2019 at 8:30 am #

          I’ve tried that with my elitist co-workers before. I immediately got “the look” that signals they think I’m fucking crazy.

    • Walter B April 13, 2019 at 9:36 am #

      It is not so much sad as it is pathetic Pucker, but that is the best retort that these dimwits can come up with. Yes it is, no it’s not, yes it is, no it’s not, clearly the chosen form of argument for the brainless idiot and the mindless follower of those that must do what they are told. It is all part of the “sensitivity” agenda, implemented so that mean words, not truths can be hurled as weapons once we, the targets of their assaults, are willing to be tamed by labels like racist and whatever-o-phobes. I always hated the old “sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” schtick, but I have to admit, there was great value and much truth in that silly phrase. So the next time some idiot hurls one of their derogatory catchwords at you, tell ’em to go fuck themselves, and don’t worry about offending them, the will probably enjoy doing it.

      • beantownbill. April 13, 2019 at 10:32 am #

        Au contraire, Walter. Being called names can be very hurtful. Being told something negative about yourself enough times, someone subconsciously may begin to believe it, resulting in all the attending consequences.That’s the way our brains are wired, even if you believe you’re self-confident.

        • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:59 pm #

          You’re totally right Bill.

      • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

        Being called a Racist is an Accusation – like being called a Witch. In other words, such names lead directly to sticks and stones and breaking of bones – like say, the Neck Bone.

        Yes, that old rhyme is a good counter-spell. But Bill is right: it is a psychic attack. Calling it nothing is good self defense, but obviously it isn’t nothing. And again, we’re not in Kansas anymore and we’re far beyond this issue as such now.

        Physical War is the extension of Psychic War, just a actual War is the extension of Politics by other means.

      • Walter B April 13, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

        Well I did not claim that it was a one cure fits all solution my friends. Just because I cannot understand how people that are hurt by words can crumble up and die so easily does not mean that many do not do so and yes that is a shame. From age eight I have had to live with those who take issue with me referring to me as scar face. While it was difficult at first, by the grace of God I was able to get over it rather quickly and perhaps too easily, but it was always plain to me that in all those years I never had one decent, honorable human being call me that. It was always those that considered me an enemy that stooped so low, and that was important. For a man may be known by what kind of people call him enemy, and I have never had a decent, caring, honest person call me that. When I look at those that play the word game against me I take it as a compliment, but then I am not exactly sensitive. At least not with those that I do not hold dear to my heart that is. Give me a word or a name to crush you with and I need not exspend any energy or effort to defeat you, all I have to do is speak. Speak the word and it shall be so!

        • Ol' Scratch April 14, 2019 at 8:32 am #

          I’ve known quite few – usually hyper-aggressive – people who actually fed off being called names.

    • BornToKillPeace April 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm #

      Pucker,

      Well hell, I had a falling out with a friend over the MSM narrative and I had been the best man at his wedding. This was about a year ago. I bet he feels like a real dumbass…

  55. JohnAZ April 13, 2019 at 9:31 am #

    Everybody

    Trump has a plan. Ha!

    He is trying to institute a policy that if Sanctuary cities and states want the illegals so much, then ship them all the illegals that are caught and are awaiting their asylum judgements.

    The first reaction was the mayor of Oakland attacking Trump.

    Rush Limbaugh had a giggle fit talking about this yesterday.

    If the Sanctuary people want open borders so badly, let them take the responsibility for taking care of them. Yeah, all those bankrupt cities that have no resources.

    No. One on my list is Beverly Hills/Bel Air, California.

    Then San Francisco/Oakland, then Seattle, then Portland. There is still plenty of room in their tent cities and plenty of drugs to go around.

    Come on in, have a toke, watch us go broke.

  56. seawolf77 April 13, 2019 at 9:56 am #

    I just had breakfast at Waffle House. A man walked in with his son, Maga hat, crewcut, tattoo on his ankle, blue baggy shorts and a gray t-shirt. He sat down in the booth next to me. His t-shirt read “Fuck Your Safe Space,” in blood emblazoned letters. Generational Trumptards I guess.

    • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 10:09 am #

      Did he pick up your check?

    • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 10:50 am #

      Where can I get one of those shirts?

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

      So how did you react?

    • Tate April 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

      Why would anyone go into a Waffle House? Let alone to eat.

    • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 1:55 pm #

      Did you get excited?

    • BornToKillPeace April 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

      Ah…my first response to the sight of folks like them, these days, is usually a recollection back to that old saying:

      “Ain’t No Vietnamese Ever Called Me A Ni*****”

      with Vietnamese & N***** changed out for you know what.

    • hmuller April 13, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

      Such a pity you didn’t share your Trump opinions with the man. You could have turned him around. Set him on the straight and narrow. LOL Cajun chickenshit.

  57. wwg1wga April 13, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    May be a price to pay.
    got-truth.com/docs/May%20be%20a%20price%20to%20pay.pdf

    #oathkeepers

    Q.

  58. NPR: the Chinese military hacked major US companies for 20 years according to US brigadier general. Cowardly companies refused to press for official investigation, so as to not offend their cash cow in China’smarket. The NYT was reporting this for years.

    The Ecuadoran president dumped Assange out of the embassy becauase pictures from his personal cellphone ended up on a website online.

    My mom called me, said her computer got hacked. That’s one degree removed from yours truly. Makes me nervous. I think there’s a listening device hidden in my cat’s bunghole. The litter box is spotless… Not that I’m complaining.

    Kunstler’s blog has an invalid security certificate and rejects secure hypertext connections.

    Are all these related?

    • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 10:38 am #

      Yes, every time I log on here it says ‘not secure’ up top. It’s the only site I use that says that. I don’t know enough to know if I should be worried.

      • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 11:07 am #

        Actually I’ve just logged out and in again to check and it isn’t doing that now, but it did for years, as far as I can remember.

        If it says ‘https’, i.e. with an ‘s’, doesn’t that mean it’s a secure site?

      • ozone April 13, 2019 at 11:07 am #

        G.A.,
        Our every keystroke and utterance is being monitored. The degree of worry, I suppose, is dependent on the collectors’ perception of how close to the tipping point of rebellion vs. total spectrum dominance we venture. Once there, charges will be brought for thought-crimes. …With attendant reams of irrefutable evidence, carefully documented and computerized.

        Paid trollery is an extension of this; trying to incite internet users to say/write things that will later be used against them in ideologically correct tribunals. (After all, cheap field-hands and road-maintenance crews might be in short supply at that turn.)

        Self-censorship is a waste/conservation of mental energy, depending on your personal bent. Your mileage will, most definitely, vary.

        • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:37 am #

          When they put me in the pound I hope I get adopted before I get the needle. I want more mileage.

        • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

          Now what say you anent the PCR article I posted? Stand up, Stand up, Stand up for your rights. Come into the Light and fight. The Moon is Full and the Wolves have ringed us – a Captive but Predatory audience. He who goes down for the count aint getting back up.

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:33 am #

        If you were to visit my site you would get the same thing. You should not be worried. ‘They‘ are counting on you not knowing enough to be worried.

        I bet if I put a sign ‘grass radioactive’ in a park near you it would keep you from walking on the grass too.. Keeping you from reading, even easier to do.

        You do know about ‘them‘ don’t you GA?

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 12:19 pm #

          I do, thank you, K-Dog (and Ozone). I’m certainly more aware of them since I’ve been on here and you’ve been talking about them anyway! I mean, I always knew they were there, somewhere, just didn’t spend much time thinking about the minutiae of what they were bothering to watch. I don’t know where they get the manpower, apart from anything else, to be on places like this, given how many places there are and that this must be relatively unthreatening (to them) compared to many other places I’ve never been.

          WIth the ‘not secure’ notice, I was thinking more of being hacked by people after my bank account than my soul or my freedom!

          For the other lot, I’m too middle-of-the-road to be a threat to anyone, I think.

          • elysianfield April 13, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

            “For the other lot, I’m too middle-of-the-road to be a threat to anyone, I think”

            Kulak….

          • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

            Quite so, Old Gal. The Left is the new Centre and you are in the Bullseye of the BBC.

            News from Baby Rape Island:

            birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/judge-tells-banned-drink-driver-16118933?fbclid=IwAR2YeHdV8I…

            Female Judge talks out of school and admits what is rarely admitted: I would have thrown you in jail if you were a man. Different races and sexes are judged differently – women with much greater leniency.

            That’s one reason We of the Far Right love AOC – she’s a goofball, another Latinx Loupy. She was vowing to get Women drafted, totally oblivious to the reality that Feminism is all about getting all the Rights of Men while keeping all the old privileges of traditional Womanhood. It has nothing to do with equality at all.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

            “Feminism is all about getting all the Rights of Men while keeping all the old privileges of traditional Womanhood. It has nothing to do with equality at all.”

            It does in my family. I’m not responsible for anyone else’s.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

            What about the Judge though, Old Gal? Surely you meant to comment on That but just forgot due to Old Age. In any case, can Judges be censored, disciplined, or removed o’er there? If so, please describe what actions you intend to undertake in order to facilitate such a thing. And keep us appraised over time, perhaps posting copies of letters you write to Newspapers or Blogs and so forth and so on.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 8:21 pm #

            Why would I be writing letters about judges in England? I don’t even live there. We have a separate legal system here, or perhaps you didn’t know that.

            And while I find what she said bizarre, (a) the woman’s got a deferred sentence in order to try to do something about her alcohol problem and (b) I don’t see how one anomalous case proves anything at all with reference to your theory.

            The context of the decision seems to be lacking, but since this is just a superficial article from the Birmingham Mail, that’s not entirely surprising.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 14, 2019 at 10:48 am #

            She said, If you were a man, I’d send you to jail. Thus she denied equal justice under the Law – a serious matter to any person who understands and appreciates our Heritage. Evidently that excludes you.

          • GreenAlba April 14, 2019 at 11:58 am #

            Janos

            There’s an official investigation underway by the TheJudicial Conduct Investigations Office. Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to work? Or did you miss that bit?

            And she’s been ‘furiously blasted’ for her sentence.

            So I’m not sure what your gripe is but it seems to me that the heritage you’re concerned about is being taken care of very nicely. Don’t tell me you’ve never come across a misguided sentence before. I could look up all the men who’ve been let off in the past for domestic abuse because they were ‘provoked’ but I really can’t be arsed.

    • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 10:42 am #

      Kunstler’s blog has an invalid security certificate and rejects secure hypertext connections.

      You know this how? The better question is why?

  59. ozone April 13, 2019 at 10:41 am #

    What’s it all about, Ecuador-y?

    “Just days into 2019, the former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, who had originally granted Assange asylum in 2012, shared via Twitter a document showing that Ecuador’s current government, led by Lenín Moreno, was “auditing” Assange’s asylum as well as Assange’s Ecuadorian citizenship, which he had been granted in late 2017.

    According to the document shared by Correa, the audit will examine the period from January 1, 2012, to September 20, 2018, and will “determine whether the procedures for granting asylum and naturalization to Julian Assange were carried out in accordance with national and international law.”

    WikiLeaks subsequently shared Correa’s tweet and noted that this seemingly unusual reevaluation of Assange’s asylum was directly related to the Moreno administration’s efforts to secure a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a total of $10 billion. Per WikiLeaks, some of the conditions set for Ecuador’s receipt of the IMF loan included U.S. government demands of “handing over Assange and dropping environmental claims against Chevron” for the oil giant’s role in polluting Ecuador’s rainforest and poisoning many of its indigenous inhabitants.” — Whitney Webb

    Ah, very nicely done! Now who would be the largest shareholder of the IMF do ya think?
    Let the extraction and poisoning recommence! We needs us another satrapy post-haste… until it collapses into chaos from draining all assets and persons of anything of “value”. (At that point, we blame “troubling developments” on “socialist policies” and walk away, carpetbags overflowing.) Pinheads rejoice!

    mintpressnews.com/ecuadors-cooperation-bought-imf-loans-washington-waxes-optimistic-assange-extradit…

    • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 10:49 am #

      He had to get out of that embassy eventually, Oz.

      He couldn’t stay there forever.

      Brh

      • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:05 am #

        Actually before his Ecuadorian citizenship was withdrawn he could have.

      • ozone April 13, 2019 at 11:24 am #

        How would one want one’s imprisonment structured anyway? (Ask Bradley/Chelsea about that, since it seems to be part and parcel to the crimes/exposure thang here.)

        • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

          How would one want one’s imprisonment structured anyway?

          Pablo Escobar had it figured out!

    • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:04 am #

      Thanks Ozone. I used the link. Now I have three anchors linking to the IMF action at my place.

      • ozone April 13, 2019 at 11:11 am #

        K-Dog,
        I’m hoping that’s a *good* thing?

        • ozone April 13, 2019 at 11:20 am #

          (Good posting, BTW. I have to return and read more carefully.)

          • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:42 am #

            “Empire is evil with patience. Enemies of empire are dealt with after humanity screams move on.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

      Hmmm I never knew that they started going after Wikileaks back in 2010. This is the problem being the “main shareholder” in all these global institutions. I wish we were not part of the IMF, UN, etc….And it’s super clear that no matter who is president the deep state keeps going and going and going.

  60. In India Muslims are scared because Modi is about to be re-elected. That means cow patrols. Even looking sideways at old Bessie or a rumor about beefeating and a mob of Indians might enter your hut, gang rape your wife and daughter and hack everyone else to death with machetes before returning to their call center employers to spend the day reciting, “Hello, this is Dave, how can I provide you with excellent customer service today?”

    • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 2:14 pm #

      National Socialism works and it’s not just “Nazis” or defeated Germans. Modi is the Proof. Let’s try it here, shall we?

      Any Nation that scares Muslims is obviously do something right. Kudos to Burma as well. Were they supposed to let it grow until they had a full scale Civil War like the southern islands of the Phillipines?

  61. BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 11:33 am #

    This Assange chap, he f-kd around and got himself in some hot water.

    I ask you, CFNers, who amongst us hasn’t?

    He’ll get out of it, head back to Australia, write a book, make a few bucks, and get himself a nice place on the beach outside Melbourne where he’ll reminisce about those crazy days back in London, boring everybody, ‘specially the grandkids. There’s still plenty of time.

    Brh

    • K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:54 am #

      Too bad Assange is from Australia or he could have white privilege step in and save his ass. Fact is Julian is toast and the number of sourpusses who hang out here who have chanted ‘no big deal’ has to be bat shit mystifying, at least to the unenlightened. People wearing rose colored glasses all of a sudden.

      Legal wheels turn slow and the wheels of empire have momentum like none other. These wheels will roll over Julian without mercy in inexorable torture if they are not stopped. Think Kafka, ‘The Trial‘.

      • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm #

        I agree. I think he us going to be in big trouble and it is wrong. It’s another example of un-impartial justice. The system is rigged.

      • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 2:59 pm #

        I obviously disagree, KDog.

        THIS WILL BLOW OVER!!!

        Whats more, Hawkins (Assange) will never be extradited to the US.

        Remain calm, all is well.

        Brh

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 3:57 pm #

          brh

          Do you know how much grovelling the UK government is going to have to do to retain anything that’s in its interest in a trade deal with the big boys over the pond? It’s already going to have to let your McHealthcare giants munch their way through the NHS and you think a British government is going to make a stand on saving Assange because of er…principles or something?

  62. K-Dog April 13, 2019 at 11:56 am #

    The air here is thick with the dust of cat litter.

  63. Tate April 13, 2019 at 12:56 pm #

    Nothing we can do or say can help Julian Assange or his missing cat. Personally, I wish him well. I don’t care anything about the cat however. Cat feces carry the toxoplasmosis gondii parasite which affects people’s thinking abilities, being associated with greater risk of schizophrenia.

    Assange is highly intelligent. He can construct a closely reasoned argument as demonstrated in numerous interviews. What’s happened to his brain over the last seven years is up for debate though, having been cooped up in close quarters with a cat & presumably untamed litter box all this time.

    There are things we can do something about, such as raise public awareness of the unprecedented levels of black-on-white violence occurring throughout the country. Just the other day, for example, an unhinged 24 year old black man threw a 5 year old white child off the 3rd floor of the Mall of America. The kid is fighting for his life in a hospital. I don’t know if a fund has been set up. At least pray for this innocent victim.

    No motive was attributed to this despicable deed but does it really take a rocket scientist to notice the hostility towards white people being generated day in and day out for years now by a hostile corporate media & assorted race hustlers, many in Congress, bent on demonizing the White race? This constant barrage of defamation & obloquy surely has an effect on the mentally unbalanced, & Blacks suffer from assorted mental disorders at a much greater rate than other groups.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

      A hate crime if ever there was one. If a 24 year old White man had thrown a 5 year old Black boy down three floors like that I can promise you the entire MSM would forget about Julian Assange. The endless condemnations of White supremecy would nauseate even the priestly of the PC. The double standards are so in your face that even children see it. And that may just be a good thing for us. I can’t find any gofundme for the poor boy…

    • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 2:29 pm #

      I think it was an esteemed Somali refugee. Lets see what the distinguished congresswoman from Minn has to say about it.

      Brh

  64. messianicdruid April 13, 2019 at 1:12 pm #

    Close Encounter [ kind unknown ]

    My wife related a story from her cousin [ an eighty year old widow ] of her visit to a Tulsa restaurant. She was accompanied by her son-in-Law on a doctor visit followed by lunch.

    At the buffet type eating facility, Andy put their stuff at a convenient table, and they set forth seeking provisions. Upon returning to their table a women approached her and stated “I want this table” to which she did not reply but continued to set her plate and silverware down and prepared to sit down. Not receiving a favorable response the other woman became louder insisting that “this is my table, this is the table I wanted!” This went on for several minutes, causing the waiting staff to intervene and point out other tables, within feet, that were empty and available. All through this the 80 year old says nothing, but when they were face to face Andy stepped between them to try to deescalate the situation. After several minutes the woman went to another table.

    My wife said she would have handled it differently. She would have asked the woman, “Do you know Rosa Parkes?” And after establishing who Rosa was, she would have said, “She didn’t move and give up her seat and I ain’t either”.

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_Parks

    • malthuss April 13, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

      I had 2 similar encounters with the sub humaniods.
      I avoided conflict in both encounters.

      One was a young groid at a gym. I went to a piece of equipment and he walked over and said he wanted it.
      For groids its NOT first come first serve.

  65. volodya April 13, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

    What you see on one side of the pond, you see its like on the other. If the election of Trump is of a piece with the Brexit vote, then the obstruction and the attempted coup via the Mueller investigation is of a piece with the obstruction of an actual UK exit from the EU.

    The election of Trump was portrayed by media mouthpieces of the discombobulated MICC as the product of racist-misogynist cretins. Pretty much the same on the other side of the pond with these purported Islamophobic Little Englanders. People on both sides of the water were portrayed as voting against their own interests, of not knowing what was good for them, of being intellectually and attitudinally inadequate for these wonderful modern times of open borders, of more for the bankers and scratching-by for everyone else.

    Both Brexit and Trump came from economic arrangements that don’t work for a huge swathe of the North American and European populations. You have got the similar discontents, of life getting harder, of prospects diminishing, of homelessness a real possibility.

    Mexico is in deep shit, Canada too, with their own elites as blind-as-bats to what’s underfoot with the Ford Nation phenomenon first in Toronto and then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, the pestilence spreading to the whole of Ontario. It’s the same in France with the Yellow Jackets, and in Italy with Salvini and company and other countries in Europe.

    It was futile giving Liz May the task of negotiating Brexit because she’s a Remainer, and because almost all the economic elites of the UK and Europe are all for current economic arrangements. If you give a task to powerful people who don’t want to do it, they won’t do it.

    It ain’t gonna happen folks. It’s my bet that you may get Brexit without an actual exit (BRINO) and that consequently the shambolic political and economic and monetary apparatus we currently call the EU shreds itself out of sheer unworkability.

    Given elite ineptitude, I think there’s also a possibility of a no-deal Brexit, but more out of inadvertence and misreads than of actual intent. They’ll fuck it all up IOW, with a result that they didn’t intend, that they tried to avert.

    The same will happen with the commercial relationship between the US and China and Mexico. In Europe you won’t get the controlled demolition of Brexit with other countries then following along with their own disengagement, but rather you’ll get a catastrophic collapse. Same in the US and its relationship with China and Mexico. Instead of a reasoned recognition of reality you’ll get denial and then the inevitable; the tables of the money-changers overturned.

    The Russia Collusion fable and the Mueller investigation farce are the counterpart to the “negotiations” over Brexit. That being elites digging in their heels, pretending to follow due process while actually doing nothing of the sort. What they’re doing is their damndest to subvert the popular will, of the 2016 election in the US and all that could portend for the status quo, and the referendum in the UK. The end of the Mueller investigation isn’t the end of it.

    • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

      “It was futile giving Liz May the task of negotiating Brexit”

      I say give Liz May a go, whoever she is. Can’t be worse than Theresa.

      And I’d like to leave tomorrow, please, with no deal. Foooook the lot of them. I’m all right, Jack – no job to lose. Bring it on…

      In other news, Nigel Farage has started up a new party. The one he started up already has embraced alt-right wingnuttery in the shape of Janos’ thuggy little millionaire hero. And Nigel thinks it’s given his party a bad name. You really couldn’t make it up.

      And in other news again, those very democratic Swiss folks have overturned the result of a referendum (they do referenda ALL the time…) because the court has judged that the people were given dishonest information. So they’ll have to do it again. WIth the proper information. They won’t mind, I’m sure – just another day in the life of a people’s democracy. Funny, though…

      • volodya April 13, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

        I got some politicians mixed up. They all start to look alike after a while. Liz, Theresa, what the hell is the diff.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 2:21 pm #

          None at all, volodya. No more than the difference between an EU globalist and a Brexit globalist. Except that one prefers to trade with our near neighbours, just like me, because it makes sense and we’re running out of energy resources for sending stuff to the other side of the world when we could be sending it down the road and under 22 miles of water on a train.

          But since when did common sense mean anything?

          Theresa’s deal with the EU wasn’t perfect but it ended free movement and it protected businesses AND allowed the UK to make its own trade deals. Politics is the art of the possible and Boris (of Global Britain) remains a lying toad.

          • volodya April 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

            Politics is the art of the possible? Maybe. In the real world the wealthy and well-connected buy and sell politicians like cattle. What the politicians deliver is what the wealthy and well-connected tell them to deliver.

            The wealthy and well-connected do not want Brexit. The politicians will cook things up and the dish they’ll serve will be called BRINO. That’s what’s on the menu.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

            “The wealthy and well-connected do not want Brexit. ”

            You think it’s preferred by proles like Jacob Rees-Mogg, John Redwood and Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson? Really?

      • volodya April 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

        And yeah, foooook the lot of ’em.

        I mean who the fookin’ ‘ell figured that lettin’ the wops in the fookin’ EU would improve it?

        Like tyin’ a fookin’ bag o’ rocks ’round your ruddy neck an’ ‘opin’ ya float better.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 2:27 pm #

          Well, bizarrely, the UK has done extremely well out of it, but you’re right, people shouldn’t be left to take things for granted. Maybe Joni was right and you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. So let it be gone and see how they get on finding someone else to blame for Westminster’s failures to give a shit.

          Anyway, I’m fine – looking forward to the excitement. Wish it was tomorrow. Where’s my popcorn?

          • volodya April 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

            “Well, bizarrely, the UK has done extremely well out of it, ..”

            Has it?

            They say similar shit around these locales, that the gripes of the Deplorables have no basis in fact, that it’s all down to racist idiocy.

            They sometimes say that wages for working people have “stagnated”. Um, no, wages plummeted. There’s the visually obvious right in front of you.

            I have eyes and ears and so do my compadres. Most importantly we have functional memory. We know how things have changed. And I trust what I see and hear.

            And I see what’s happened since the 1970s and especially in the last generation. It’s not a figment of the imagination.

            But it’s like Orwell said. People can spend a lifetime not seeing what’s right under their noses.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

            The gripes of the ‘deplorables’ have much more justification than the gripes of *most* of the Brexiters, whose gripes would be much more fairly aimed at Westminster than Brussels. Do you think Westminster is going to make up for the removal of the Regional Aid Fund to the poorest parts of the UK? Or to subsidise the farmers who’ve been supported by the EU? I don’t. Or (wait for it…) give an extra £350 million a week to the NHS?

            Real disposable incomes in the US have plummeted in real terms in the time that they have risen hugely in the UK, since we joined the EU. You forget I lived through the 50s, 60s and 70s and remember them well. And I didn’t say anything about racist ideology – that was you.

            I said I prefer to trade with my near neighbours than to pursue arrangements with places on the other side of the world – arrangements you claim to believe have no future, yet you never answer that. So do they have a future or don’t they?

            I also told you the deal offered by the EU removes freedom of movement but still protects businesses, and still allows the UK to make its own trade deals, and from outside the EU. What else is it you want, particularly? I thought freedom of movement was your bugbear? It would be gone, and we’ll get Indians instead. Brilliant. They’re talking about apologies for the Amritsar massacre on the news as we speak, in preparation for big new things with India. And we know from Theresa’s previous talks with the Indian government that they will insist on extra visas for Indian immigrants. So well done Brexiters.

            I never said the EU didn’t need to be reformed – what I’m saying is that it’s going to be just as bad, but different, outside the EU.

            And I’d bet my bottom dollar we won’t get to keep Assange here AND get a trade deal with the US.

          • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 6:08 pm #

            So what are you telling us, GA?

            That the EU is just another welfare scheme? Maybe the English people want to be independent, and not live off handouts from EU buttpounders.

            Read Churchills history of the English speaking people. Are there any Anglo Saxons left in the British Isles? Or just Pakis, Nigerians, Hindus, Bangledishis, Arabs and so on? All of them are big EU fans, because its the EU promising free swag annd open borders.

            Brh

          • hmuller April 13, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

            I’l bet 1,500 years ago there was a very nice Celtic lady like Green Alba who told her people, “Let us welcome these Anglo-Saxon newcomers; they bring us good things like barrels of sauerkraut,

            Next thing they know, they’re pushed back into Wales. And a bunch of Germans are living in their homes, eating sauerkraut, and reciting Beowulf. Never trust those continentals.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 6:35 pm #

            “So what are you telling us, GA? That the EU is just another welfare scheme?”

            No, I’m just telling you that the Westminster government isn’t going to do anything for the very many people who are going to lose out after Brexit. And the negative effects of Brexit are going to hit the poorer Brexit voters disproportionately, which is unfortunate.

            I’m not responding to any sentence that contains idiotic terms like ‘buttpounders’.

            “Are there any Anglo Saxons left in the British Isles?”

            Why don’t you come and find out?

            “Or just Pakis, Nigerians, Hindus, Bangledishis, Arabs and so on? ”

            Thanks for listing all the people that are nothing whatever to do with the EU. And they’re certainly not all anti-Brexit. You do know about the drawbridge effect, right?

            There are, in fact, even a number of black and Asian arch-Brexiters among our MPs. But I’m sure you’re about to provide me with some verifiable statistics on which ethnic groups voted which way, along with a list of reasons why, say, the owner of a curry house would want people coming from Poland and Romania to work.

            In fact, Asian restaurateurs are up there with the most enthusiastic Brexiters because they were promised that immigration would now be easier for non-EU applicants, since all unfair rules that favoured EU workers would be revoked. They have long been complaining that they can’t get the experienced chefs they need from the likes of Bangladesh.

            It never ceases to amaze me how little people seem to actually know about the repercussions of Brexit before they feel free to pontificate on it. But don’t let me stop you, brh.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

            hmuller

            You do know where the Celts came from, I take it?

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 6:39 pm #

            But thank you, hmuller. If you met me you’d find me a perfectly nice lady. And I’d even tell you my name 🙂 .

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 6:58 pm #

            Anyway, no need to argue with me – like I say, I just want it to happen tomorrow – the most unflinchingly hard Brexit with tariffs on everything visible to the naked eye and the whole of the fair county of Kent covered in parked lorries. And soldiers at the Irish border to usher in a new era of the old era.

            I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t feel the same way. I wonder when we can expect the first bomb on the British mainland from the New/Free/Special/Residual/Vestigial/Reformed/Rejuvenated IRA.

  66. FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

    Did you know that unlike North Korea, the United States today is not capable of producing nuclear weapons.

    The US has completely lost uranium enrichment technology.

    • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

      Prove it.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:00 pm #

        Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

        The Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP) is a facility located in McCracken County, Kentucky, near Paducah, Kentucky that produced enriched uranium 1952–2013.

        It is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The PGDP was the only operating uranium enrichment facility in the United States in the period 2001–2010. The Paducah plant produced low-enriched uranium, originally as feedstock for military reactors, weapons and later for nuclear power fuel.

        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paducah_Gaseous_Diffusion_Plant

        Kentucky Operator to Cease Enrichment of Uranium

        nytimes.com/2013/05/25/business/usec-to-shut-uranium-enrichment-plant-in-kentucky.html

        • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:03 pm #

          They tried to build a new facility, overspent the budget by 500% and never completed it.

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

            Do you think there may be production going on that we don’t know about?

          • SoftStarLight April 13, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

            And the wiki article implies another source of production after 2010.

          • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

            Yeah, it is going, alright – in Russia. Russia has cornered the market.

            Makes you to look at Uranium One deal from a new angle.

          • hmuller April 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm #

            Maybe the DOD is buying new nukes from Israel.

        • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

          According to some estimates, to restore the US potential you need 25 years and 1.2 trillion dollar investment.

    • BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

      We got plenty.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:31 pm #

        Plenty in bombs, not so much for 50 reactors on the East Coast.

      • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:33 pm #

        If Russia to stop selling enriched Uranium for East Coast reactors, you are gonna have to dig a giant trench in the middle of Manhattan just to take a piss.

        • capt spaulding April 13, 2019 at 7:48 pm #

          The government is no longer engaged in enriching Uranium, and instead, is currently involved in enriching Oligarchs and large corporations through their tax policies.

          • Ol' Scratch April 14, 2019 at 8:12 am #

            Nice retort Cap’n!

      • malthuss April 14, 2019 at 11:34 am #

        Why don’t you come and find out?
        You already know too much, so she deflects.

        • GreenAlba April 14, 2019 at 2:41 pm #

          malthuss

          The figures are available – no-one’s hiding them. They are what they are and if brh doesn’t like that he doesn’t like it.

          A visit, on the other hand, can do wonders for a person, because you get a feel for a place. Some places brh wouldn’t like, where he’d find too many of the people he’d rather weren’t there. Although why it bothers him I don’t know since, like me, he doesn’t live in England. But most places he’d find would pleasantly surprise him. He might even surprise himself with the places that he liked.

          There are plenty of pallid undesirables too. They can stab one another from time to time when they’re on whatever they’re on. My other half used to have to deal with them when he was a Forensic Medical bod.

    • Farmer Joe April 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

      Last I checked we had one of the biggest, if not the biggest, nuclear arsenal on the planet. Do we need to make more?

  67. 100th Avatar April 13, 2019 at 2:22 pm #

    businessinsider.com/assange-arrest-ecuador-prevent-alleged-panic-button-2019-4

    And his proxies?

    Neutralized?

    We live in a world where what is being secretly done to you, or on your “behalf”, by those in power shall remain a secret.

    For their own good, not yours.

    And those that were trusted to reveal are now in on it as well.

    Corporatocrocy.

  68. BackRowHeckler April 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm #

    Mom, Dad, Buddy and Sis

    DONT WORRY!

    Mall of America is still a safe place to spend your money. Everything is under control.

    The little white kid thrown over the rail 3 floors up, just an accident. The alleged black dude who threw him over, mentally ill and a lone wolf.

    The boy clings to life, flowers have been placed where he hit the hard floor.

    A celebration of tolerance, diversity and inclusion will be held in the main court on monday.

    Brh

    • 100th Avatar April 13, 2019 at 8:05 pm #

      Hard to get thrown from a second story promenade from the Amazon app. Jus’ sayin’

  69. FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 2:57 pm #

    If Russia to stop selling enriched Uranium for East Coast reactors, you are gonna have to dig a giant trench in the middle of Manhattan just to take a piss.

    Makes you look from a new angle on the importance of transgender bathroom issue.

  70. Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

    The “as long as they’re legal” types are dupes – and a dupe is an Enemy in the current climate since they’re not our Dupes. They are quite literally flesh eating Zombies and should be regarded as such.

    Once the Albas and John Azes are mindlessly repeating our slogans, we’ll know we’ve won. Then our attitude can be, “A Good Zombie is a joy forever.”

    • FincaInTheMountains April 13, 2019 at 3:18 pm #

      What do you think, could a couple of giant wind mills in New York harbor run a public bathroom, – you could wait when the wind start blowing – woosh, woosh, woosh – ahhhh!

    • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 3:34 pm #

      Janos

      My remark to Pucker was tongue in cheek, merely pointing out that, if the US is anything like the UK, it’s someone whose colour you (as in *you*) don’t like who’s going to be wiping your arse in a nursing home and giving your dessert. I leave your immigration policy entirely up to you. Although If they’re legal, they’re legal.

      Who’s going to wipe your arse in due course?

      • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 3:44 pm #

        Be a good Ol Gal (Ogress) Zombie and stop talking nonsense. In the few remaining parts of White America, the lawns get mowed, the coffee get poured, and the asses get wiped.

        Sheesh. Lord give me strength.

        • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 4:10 pm #

          Well they don’t over here, so I’m fine with you sorting out your own staffing problems and we’ll deal with ours. We’re already 10,000 people short for seasonal farm work. And nursing homes are crying out for staff. They’ll come from Nigeria and India, instead of Poland and Romania, but whatever…

          You’re getting a bit desperate with your insults, aren’t you? You do know that the sillier they get the less effect they have, not that they have any effect anyway, so now they’re just laughable.

          • Janos Skorenzy April 13, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

            Yeah, cuz a Nigerian is just a Brit with a good suntan, right? Far better that the coffee never get mowed, or the lawns wiped, or the asses poured than to bring in such as that.

          • GreenAlba April 13, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

            I’m perfectly happy with the Polish ones and the Romanian ones, Janos, but the Nigerian ones and the Jamaican ones are fine with me too, if the jobs can’t be filled.

            It’s not a job I’d particularly want to do myself, so I don’t criticise those who aren’t queuing up to do it for minimum wage and very little respect.

          • Tate April 13, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

            Now another century nearly gone,
            What are we gonna leave for the young?
            What we couldn’t do, what we wouldn’t do,
            It’s a crime, but does it matter?

            youtube.com/watch?v=AuGFlP5Duuw