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Now that the Mueller Investigation has concluded empty of charges — despite two-plus-years of sedulous effort by fiercely dedicated antagonists of its target — everything about it, including the sacred Mueller Report, begins to emit odious vapors like unto a rump roast that has laid uncovered in a pantry for three weeks, attracting the attention of flies. The PDRs might think twice about a closer examination of all that festering material. What they’re liable to find is evidence of how slovenly and dishonest it was and how the revered legal maestro in charge of composing it may well be subject to charges himself of obstructing justice and malicious prosecution.

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  1. K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    An adept liar is not a cartoon character with zero political experience. CrowdStrike an interesting name for a comapoany, personally interesting because this visits all the time. Lviv L’vivs’ka Oblast’ UA 46-118-153-33.broadband.kyivstar.net. I wonder if it is them.

    • OccamsBeard May 10, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      K-Dog: I understood the first sentence, but then it kinda fell apart after that.

      TraffickingInDivinity.com

      • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 10:44 am #

        Go to K-Dog’s website, Occam. Check out his ‘Chew Toy’ — you can view url info from anyone visiting his site at that moment. What he’s referring to here is a Russian, maybe Ukrainian originated visitor that shows up a lot and stays connected for extended periods. I have observed it and commented to him about it. Check out his homemade globe.

        • Ol' Scratch May 10, 2019 at 10:48 am #

          Link again?

        • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 10:59 am #

          As I write this, K-Dog has a visitor from Belgrade, RU.

          • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 11:33 am #

            Funny, Belgrade used to be in Yugoslavia (or Serbia, if you prefer). Who moved it, and when?

          • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

            Error on my part: the ping was from “Belgrade, RS”, wherever ‘RS’ is — I tried without success to follow the url. It is no longer active on the dog’s site.

          • Q. Shtik May 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

            the ping was from “Belgrade, RS”, wherever ‘RS’ is – Farmer M

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

            RS = the Republic of Serbia.

          • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 3:06 pm #

            Very good. Thanks.

      • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 10:48 am #

        Yeah, Problem with writing here is that it is all clear to you, but when you hit submit there are no second chances.

        Lviv L’vivs’ka Oblast’

        Lviv is the largest city in western Ukraine

        UA is the country code for Ukraine and an Oblast is a type of administrative division, like a state in the U.S.

        kyivstar denotes a company. Comapoany above was a happy accident. 46-118-153-33 is the web address of the computer connecting to my website fifty times last week. I wonder if it is them should have had a question mark.

        What is more difficult to get across is my amusement because the ping may or may not be coming from the Ukraine if it has truly deep origins. But field offices can be anywhere! My bemusement comes from wondering how deep the Russian Narrative goes in our alphabet soup labyrinth of bureaucracies.

        • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 11:44 am #

          Yeah, people in the old Soviet block have computers and surf the net, even people at work who should be working. Maybe it’s even an intelligence agency or subcontractor. The world is infested with people monitoring other people.

          K-Dog, aren’t you the one who thought nefarious people were following you around?

          I used to work at NSA HQ, Now I denounce the deep state and globalists every chance I get. So far, nobody has taken notice or followed me around. It sucks to be so insignificant. That’s why some of us need to invent stories of intrigue..

        • zetatai May 11, 2019 at 5:57 pm #

          Interesting, it takes give-or-take a dozen lines to explain three! A quick proofread with the awareness that we don’t live in your head before ‘hitting submit’ would go a long way towards facilitating comprehension.

    • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 11:31 am #

      Still can’t see the forest because of the trees, K-Dog?!

      • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

        The U is you. But curiously for all readers to see. Why would you need to point such a thing out? Anybody with a rational mind will be asking that very question themselves and when they respond with indignation at realizing your manipulation of them they will next ask: What is your point to themselves. As we don’t know each other the idea that it is a personal issue will be dismissed. So you are motivated by what?

        Not to piss me off because several hundred people read all this so that you wrote to mess with their heads not mine is obvious. To me it is an opportunity so I thank you.

        But perhaps the revisions to my article of Wednesday that I just made are your only motivation?

        If so that leads us back to where we were with a little less wondering.

        But if you want an explanation to your suggestions of crazy the answer is very simple.

        First rule of Fight Club is—you do not talk about Fight Club.”

        I did.

  2. Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 10, 2019 at 10:24 am #

    The only thing I disagree with is that the PDR even gives a hoot about honesty. They don’t. The whole party is about POWER, and they will lie and crawl upon their bellies like a reptile to get POWER, and keep POWER. Nothing whatsoever will happen to them. The main reason is, that the Main Stream Press is in the tank for the Democrats, and only a few honest and intrepid people will even talk about this stuff.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 10:27 am #

      Indeed. Look how they did Bernie Sanders in 2016.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 10, 2019 at 10:30 am #

        True. I was watching a video this morning, and the guy asked “Which is more detrimental to democracy – Putin leaking a document about the DNC screwing over Bernie, or the DNC screwing over Bernie?

        Yeah, what he said!

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

        • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 10:40 am #

          Yes, I saw that video, and I was very glad I was not the only person to whom that question occurred.

          A mutual follower of mine on Twitter who is a fellow Bernie-Bro is having a “discussion” with a bunch of Hillary Clinton partisans of which he occasionally retweets choice bits and pieces, and the sheer level of cognitive dissonance I see from the Hillary-Bots just makes my vision blur. It’s like they’re Reagan-Republicans from 1983 minus the religious-right-boosterism!

          • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

            The “right wing” part may not apply, but the “religious boosterism” is certainly in full swing among Democrats. The whole Democratic Party narrative has become their religion. I think maybe the Dems are where all the goody-two-shoes Christians went when the whole God/Jesus/Ten Commandments thing became passe in the late 50’s and early 60’s. You know, the kind of people who were “good” simply because they dressed up and went to church on Sunday. The heck with they thought or acted the rest of the week, they were moral because they were Presbyterians, or Catholics, or Episcopalians, whatever. Now, these people, and people with that same mindset are good and moral because they are Democrats.

            I mean just look at some of the Democratic Theology. You have Original Sin in White Privilege. The Great Flood in Global Warming. You even have excommunication and shunning like when James Woods is booted off Twitter, or designers refuse to do dresses for Melania. You have all the tolerance of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, in Antifa. Just instead of busting up saloons with axe-handles, they bust up people with baseball bats.

            I am telling you, the Democrats have become totally bat shit crazy insane, and I expect them any minute to start blabbering in Tongues.

            Squeeky Fromm
            Girl Reporter

    • CancelMyCard May 10, 2019 at 10:34 am #

      BOTH PARTIES are about POWER, and they will lie and crawl upon their bellies like a reptile to get POWER, and keep POWER.

      Fixed it for you.

      • darrell dullnig May 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm #

        HUMAN BEINGS are about power, and they will lie and crawl upon their bellies like a reptile to get power and keep power.

        Fixed it for YOU.

    • OccamsBeard May 10, 2019 at 10:37 am #

      Hey Squeeks: I totally agree about The Mainstream Press. We can only get something approaching the truth from sites like Kunstler’s.

      • Squeeky Fromm Girl Reporter May 10, 2019 at 10:41 am #

        Yes, maybe we should stop asking, “If a tree falls in the forest. . .” and start asking, “Does a crime occur if the Main Stream Press refuses to cover it?” (Or, something like that.)

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

  3. venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 10:25 am #

    Craig Murray, eh? So you’re mostly getting this stuff from Zero Hedge then, it would appear. Fair enough. 🙂

    • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 10:30 am #

      Craig Murray is a well established talented peer. Craig is not popular with the factotums of empire. Expect various comments intended to disparage him authored by such to show up. They have the budget for such things.

      • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 10:41 am #

        Well then, he just earned some points in my book! 😉

      • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 10:56 am #

        How does one discern between paid trolls and useful idiots, k?

        • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:12 am #

          It helps to have a brain. Is there a difference? I think not! NBut having a brain one could even say it makes all the difference.

          The aggravating thing about useful idiots and others is that they actually stimulate substantive discussion about 10% of the time. Such contribution is totally cancelled out by their trolling but left to their own devices the public does not ask the hard questions.

          Yet.

        • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:14 am #

          And discernment is not always necessary.

        • ozone May 10, 2019 at 11:15 am #

          …Omnipresence and volume. Useful idiots: just a bit less so. 😉

          • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:23 am #

            …Omnipresence and volume.

            Thank you Ozone. A most excellent point.

            Super powers too when push comes to shove. Unless you are in the thick of battle yourself, who would notice your ‘adversary’ has not slept for 48 hours and is still as fresh as the morning sun.

        • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 11:16 am #

          Perhaps “Farmer Joe’s Law” could become a corollary to Poe’s Law? 😉

          I suspect it’s a paid troll when they repeatedly and consistently hit all the “talking points”. When you do something for a paycheck, you make sure you do it the way the boss tells you to do it if you want to keep that paycheck coming!

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 10:17 am #

            Are you suggesting that I’m a paid troll?

      • benr May 10, 2019 at 11:04 am #

        Truth is treason in the empire of lies. -Andrew Klavan

        • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:15 am #

          In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. <== G. Orwell

          • benr May 10, 2019 at 11:21 am #

            George knew what was coming.

  4. So many liars May 10, 2019 at 10:28 am #

    “The crisis she mis-identifies is the coming indictment of so many supposedly untouchable and hallowed public figures, up to and including the former president, Mr. Obama, and the former heads of CIA, Mr. Brennan, and Director of National Security, Mr. Clapper, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, the sainted Mr. Mueller, a whole posse of former Intel Community subalterns, and an unholy host of creeping, crawling, and flying swamp creatures from Glenn Simpson to the shyster lawyers at DNC law firm Perkins Coie, to the errand boys at the Cable News Networks, Wash-Po and The New York Times who trafficked in leaked perfidious documents…” – JHK

    Such a range represented here! From president to errand boy. It’s hard to capture the breadth of the crisis in one sentence, but I think you did.

    • abbybwood May 10, 2019 at 3:12 pm #

      Let’s not leave out Susan Rice, Obama’s National Security Advisor and the “memo” she sent herself January 20th, 2017:

      Ambassador Rice appears to have used this email to document a January 5, 2017 Oval Office meeting between President Obama, former FBI Director James Comey and former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates regarding Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. In particular, Ambassador Rice wrote:

      “President Obama began the conversation by stressing his continued commitment to ensuring that every aspect of this issue is handled by the Intelligence and law enforcement communities ‘by the book’. The President stressed that he is not asking about, initiating or instructing anything from a law enforcement perspective. He reiterated that our law enforcement team needs to proceed as it normally would by the book.”

      Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, who is now President of The London Center for Policy Research, did a recent interview regarding The Mueller Report and one of his main questions is, “How can there be NO MENTION of “The Steele Dossier” in the report, especially considering it was used to gain a broad FISA document to spy on an American citizen?”:

      m.youtube.com/watch?v=ITvnDtuRIgM

  5. Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    Another great post.

    Sadly, there probably isn’t a critter in that marsh with the balls to actually push forward on the necessary prosecutions you discuss. The whole lot of them, with very few exceptions, have their own skeletons to keep hidden — getting aggressive against other creatures is a good way to get eaten. Witness the wake of bodies trailing behind Queen Hillary’s swamp buggy. It’s in the nature of slithering things to be spineless.

    • lateStarter May 10, 2019 at 11:03 am #

      Perhaps it will be a critter without balls? Someone with a great dragon at her back. Sadly, even if she dismissed all the congress-critters and senators and replaced them with randomly chosen citizens, we would still be stuck with all the embedded, un-elected critters in all the various intel/spook orgs who are not planning to go gently into the night.

      Even if she hung all the heads of the K-street lobbyist critters on the wrought-iron fences outside their offices, others would rush in to fill the void. I don’t even think a military coup would help. They would still want to maintain the gravy train. Cutting out some of the intermediaries might even make it more profitable.

      In short, this only has one direction going for it: down. And it is going to be a sweet grind all the way. Remember, our host doesn’t call it the ‘Long Emergency’ for nothing. We are just getting started.

      • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 11:11 am #

        Do you have someone in mind?
        Otherwise, I must agree: there really isn’t much hope for good outcomes.

      • robert magill May 10, 2019 at 11:44 am #

        Where, in this floundering nation do we find the ‘twelve honest men’ to do the necessary? The swamp waters are wide but shallow around the edges and the muck is sticky.

  6. CancelMyCard May 10, 2019 at 10:30 am #

    You think it’s crazy NOW.

    The next 18 months run up to the 2020 election
    will make the last 12 months look like Polyanna’s dream.

    It’s going to get very insane.

    • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 10:42 am #

      I fully expect to get blisters on my fingers from going “bleeble-bleeble-bleeble”.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill May 10, 2019 at 10:53 am #

      It’ll be wild just based on where things are right now. Add in the shaky stock market, trade war with China, misguided military adventures in Iran, Venezuela and who knows where else, the daily building odds of a major economic downturn/collapse, and the 2020 election coild include several unimaginable insanities. Meanwhile, the insane PDR left and insane MAGA right will double down on their insane positions.

      It appears us Peak Oil collapsers didn’t give enough weight to the insane humans variable in our collapse predictions and considerations. Oil may play much less of a role in the rush to the bottom than simple human egos and our own stupidity, both of which are time-honored elements for destruction.

      • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 11:28 am #

        True, but the factor of less overall available energy remains the critical precipitant of the insanity and the egos.

        • lateStarter May 10, 2019 at 12:51 pm #

          So true. Without cheap energy, all the nonsense we suffer through each day will be a thing of the past. Of course, we will have a different type of suffering, but at least it won’t be nonsense. It will be real. Plan on a 75% population reduction as a start.

    • lateStarter May 10, 2019 at 11:10 am #

      Yes, I agree. I fully expect to see people burst into flames and heads explode because they are so angry and frustrated. I’m also expecting sadly to see the number of suicides by drug-overdose go off the charts.

  7. beantownbill. May 10, 2019 at 10:36 am #

    Jim, do you really believe the higher-ups will be indicted? I don’t think so, but I hope that you are right and I am wrong.

    Remember Gerald Ford pardoning Nixon for the good of the country? Maybe Trump isn’t that generous, but this country is ruled by the Swamp, a one-party outfit with overarching influence. I’ll lay my money we’ll end up being unhappy at the end result.

    • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 10:45 am #

      As I’ve commented here in the past, accountability is for poor people! 🙁

      • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 11:49 am #

        Not for poor people, but the middle class, or the relatively poor and poor in power.

        The middle does the work. The important work.
        The poor, are usually useless. The working poor are unskilled and easily replaceable.
        But the middle classes?
        They do the heavy lifting. A lot of time and money invested in them.
        They need to be kept on straight and narrow.
        Anchors of the system. Indebted and paying.

        • lateStarter May 10, 2019 at 12:11 pm #

          And made to be afraid to fall off the ladder. You don’t want to become one of ‘them’ do you? Great, I thought so. Keep up the good work and keep your nose down.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 1:48 pm #

          I once read a great article about how “Superstars” in both Corporations and Government go here and there, always shaking things up to make themselves seem important and then leaving after a couple of years to do the same elsewhere – always leaving destruction in their wake in the form of a savaged middle management. The article shyly suggested not letting them do this as much and maybe valuing long term employees a bit more.

          • Ol' Scratch May 10, 2019 at 4:07 pm #

            Having worked management staff jobs for the past 20 + years, I can personally attest to that fact. Fucking things up solely for personal career advancement and quickly moving on (job hopping) is pretty much the one single characteristic of all these shysters.

            It’s become so ingrained in the culture now that all the new B-School grads come straight out of school having already embraced it. The single greatest career killer these days at any level is good old fashioned job stability – two years and out is the rule – and no amount of competence bullets on your resume will cover for that fact. Any would be employer after that figures that you’re either too timid and/or socially awkward to play the game, or you’re otherwise deficient in some way. Either way, you’ll never even get an interview, not even as an internal/lateral hire at most places. It’s a “brave new world” out there these days.

        • Eoin May 11, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

          Au Contraire !
          No such thing as unskilled workers.
          Every single goddamned task to be accomplished requires some level of skill to discharge.
          You are falling for the fallacy of equating remuneration with viability, and thus expose yourself, and those and those like you, to be a big part of one of the larger problems with our society.
          I dispense myself from the justification and/or explanation that you will ask for; this is a comment , not a fucking term paper.

          • 100th Avatar May 11, 2019 at 10:55 pm #

            Eoin? Irish?

            A great unskilled labor force.

            Don’t take it so personal.
            You are not in control of your lot in this life.

          • Majella May 12, 2019 at 6:13 pm #

            I’m with Eoin…

            The ‘navvies’ of Ireland are considered to be the exemplar of ‘unskilled labor’, yet they built the canals and then the railroads of Britain – no mean feat. “Navvie” is a shortening of ‘navigator’.

      • malthuss May 10, 2019 at 12:23 pm #

        accountability is for poor people! indeed.

      • Robert White May 10, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

        I’m living in absolute abject poverty whereby I live on less than $10k per year and I am accountable to no one except myself.

        Accountability is for the uneducated.

        RW

        • Majella May 12, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

          Robert, do you CHOOSE poverty so there is no accountability or is that merely a happy but unwitting outcome?

    • So many liars May 10, 2019 at 10:55 am #

      Justice REQUIRES that some higher-ups are publicly humiliated and permanently incarcerated. However, the good of the country may require that Trump pardon some people. Selecting who to prosecute and who to pardon could be a delicate operation.

      If the indictments were handed down to all guilty parties, the Left would rage and riot (they aren’t far from that point now). Many of us live or work in close proximity to urban areas. When the Resistance is defeated, they’re gonna turn on us in their rage.

  8. DrTomSchmidt May 10, 2019 at 10:39 am #

    “the cumulative institutional damage will destroy public confidence in constitutional government per se.”

    No, that’s already gone.

    • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:02 am #

      The popular expression currently being: ‘That ship has sailed.

      The Wash-Po and The New York Times are traditional means by which our government introduces new propaganda into the system. It is similar to them using banks to put new money into circulation. Calling the NYT the newspaper of record is an accurate term not to be confused with truithiness.

      • TiredOfTheTreadmill May 10, 2019 at 11:32 am #

        Agreed. The corporate media is just part of the marketing division of Wall Street and the MIC. It’s also the distraction/entertainment tool to help keep the peons brainwashed and docile.

    • TiredOfTheTreadmill May 10, 2019 at 11:03 am #

      The Patriot Act and Citizens United pretty much threw out that Constitutional stuff some years ago.

      • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:18 am #

        Paws up on that!

        • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 11:28 am #

          Initially I supported the Patriot Act.

          Who knew it would be used the way it was.

          On the other hand maybe it was predictable.

          Brh

          • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:42 am #

            The siren song of power that sweet technology has sung could not be resisted. It is not in the nature of humans to question technology until they encounter it’s limits. To do so would be inefficient and that is the psychological reason why this blindness exists.

            Having limits pointed out works just fine but when political and social machinery lies and politicians are not characters who’s first instinct is to put the public’s interest before their own; the outcome became predictable, tragic, sad, and fatal.

            Strong dogs of leadership could have led our dog pack to a different place. That did not happen.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

            Yes, Zuck has too much power. He was always going to misuse that to make money – and he is always about to do more of the same. Anti-Trust legislation is needed. But those who would do it benefit from people like Zuck so they aren’t going to even consider it.

      • ozone May 10, 2019 at 11:36 am #

        Tired,
        Yessir, that pretty well got ‘er done.
        Lest we forget, all these small, obscuring fogs that lead to human world-shaking are just a continuance of the evil spookery that always ends in mass death and enforced misery.

        Mueller, heading the eff bee eye at the time, toe’d the line during the Cheney administration’s propaganda campaign to get the Iraq invasion cast in concrete. Colleen Rowley tried to warn him, but pleadings to trusted minions fall on purposely deafened ears.

        The man is not to be respected, unless it’s as a semi-artful water carrier for TPTB.

        • K-Dog May 10, 2019 at 11:46 am #

          Who eats good food.

          • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 2:43 pm #

            Pam Anderson still looks pretty good. How old is she now, must be at least 50?

            Brh

          • hmuller May 11, 2019 at 4:43 pm #

            Pamela Anderson born July 01, 1967; so she turns 52 in a couple months.

            Three things impress me about Pamela Anderson……and the third thing is her intelligence. She’s not some air head. I saw her in court on the witness stand once; she was correcting the attorney on some point and sounded like she really knew her shit.

    • Epicur May 10, 2019 at 12:15 pm #

      “No, that’s already gone.”

      You beat me to that.

      Human laws cannot overcome human nature. Reality is far more harsh than we will willingly accept, so we build on foundations of sand.

  9. MiddlePeninsula May 10, 2019 at 10:53 am #

    I go about my daily routine trying to figure out what reality do I really live in. It is obviously not what other folks live in. Personally, I don’t care what gender you want to portray yourself as, but I am always that person who needs to point out your DNA is what it is. How inconvenient. It must be because I am an accountant.

    It is my deepest hope that matriarch of the crime family known as the Clinton;s gets exactly what she deserves. She and her alleged rapist of a husband refuse to go

    • shotho May 10, 2019 at 11:09 am #

      It really is sort of amazing, isn’t it? I’ve lived in Arkansas since before the Clinton’s took over this State and their machinations here were a wonder to behold. But, to take over the world as they have done is indicative of how far into madness we have descended.

    • CancelMyCard May 10, 2019 at 11:22 am #

      “I go about my daily routine trying to figure out what reality do I really live in.”

      Unfortunately there IS NO reality left anymore.

      We are ALL in the matrix now.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

        Let’s pull the plug.

    • benr May 10, 2019 at 11:25 am #

      Odd that science is science until it comes to the question of gender then it turns out it’s how you feel and not xx or xy and in very rare cases xyy or xxyy.
      Again we come to the understanding that people are just crazy after all.

      • draupnir May 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm #

        It really harms no one to let them have their little fantasy as long as the taxpayers don’t have to pay to convert their genitalia into something appearing to them more suitable. Like any other purely cosmetic procedure, they must pay for that themselves. Let the guys tuck it in and the girls strap it on. Let them prance around in the clothing of their choice looking sad and ridiculous. I’ve known people like that, and they are so deeply in thrall to that fantasy they can hardly think of anything else. Remember, also, that there is a difference in a man who enjoys dressing up in women’s clothes, which is a harmless fetish, and the man who believes himself to be a woman.

        • Robert White May 10, 2019 at 4:21 pm #

          If one reads 18th century pre-scientific medical theorists like Barron Richard Von Kraft Ebbing and his research into sexual psychopathology you will encounter _Psychopathia Sexualis_ which historically brings the advent of Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory whereby psychosexual development was systematized for the first time in the whole historiography.

          18th century sexual psychopathology ran the same gamut as we see today with the overall distribution of psychosocialsexual-psychopathology delineated via Internet porn which is ubiquitous.

          Modern day contemporary theorists in Developmental Psychology are still tasked to deal with the gamut of identity and self perception for youth that transition the psychosocialsexual developmental phase of youth. Part of their task to assess and help youth with gender identity crisis or body dysmorphic disorder et cetera. is to address personal anxiety that youth cohorts express developmentally in real time.
          If a human being expresses enough objective anxiety to warrant a further look into their difficulties it then becomes a matter of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology whereby specialization often leads ‘clients/patients’/’Subjects=Ss’ into treatment whether psychotherapeutic or medical.

          Developmental Psychologists specialize in childhood normalcy & psychopathology. Most outside of Developmental Psychology don’t have much of a clue why contemporary theorists in the field advocate for the myriad types of personalities and their spectrum of self-referenced identities that are part of the distribution of people that make up a normal distribution of population on average across continents & cultural divides.

          Sexual psychopathology today is quite qualitatively different from the time of Kraft-Ebbing et al. Heck, even Freud’s era of Psychoanalytic Theory has been quietly pushed over to the Psychiatry wing of Developmental Psychology now that the Cognitive/Behavioural era has eclipsed them both.

          Read Kraft-Ebbings research and you will see that society has not changed much at all.

          RW

          • malthuss May 10, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

            So much of the social [not] sciences is being destroyed. It was a bunch of crap.

          • draupnir May 10, 2019 at 5:14 pm #

            I imagine the whole thing displays a gaussian distribution and always has. I never believed it was a modern disorder, but it has only been in modern times that sexual reassignment surgery could even be contemplated. I contend that such surgery is entirely cosmetic and must be paid for by those who seek it out.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 10:22 am #

            Draupnir, am I reading your name correctly? Is it Dr. Aupnir, or Dr. A Upnir?

            Just curious if you have a professional medical opinion.

          • Eoin May 11, 2019 at 4:50 pm #

            Also, consider the frescoes in the Minoan palace at Knossos, ca. 2000 B.C., lots of “trivestas”(sic) depicted. As an archetypal ideal, O.K., in real life, maybe not so much.

          • draupnir May 11, 2019 at 6:33 pm #

            Draupnir was a treasure of Odin’s, made for him by the Dwarves, Brokkr and Sindri on a bet. Loki bet his head that they could not surpass the gifts he had made for the Gods by the sons of Ivaldi. He lost that bet, but when the dwarves came to collect his head. Loki appealed to Odin who ruled that they were welcome to his head, but could not damage his neck. One of the gifts of the dwarves was Draupnir, a golden ring given to Odin. Every nine nights it dripped eight more rings of the same size and weight. It was the treasure Odin laid on the pyre of his son, Baldr the Beautiful.

  10. oilie May 10, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    I have my hopes, but faint ones. This boat takes on heavy damage if IG Horowitz says that he finds no evidence that anyone did anything wrong. It will be hard for Barr to dig much deeper if Horowitz and Huber’s dead letter office clear all of the guilty parties.

    • Majella May 12, 2019 at 6:23 pm #

      When will that news drop? Does anyone know?

  11. Luhrenloup May 10, 2019 at 11:15 am #

    ” the political kitty-litter box known as Ukraine.” A good one, Jim.

  12. DEFCON1 May 10, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    The detestable Trump slithered off to Panama City (never NYC – his home town curiously) to gloat and Hyuck, Hyuck about shooting border crossers with his tattooed ilk. How at home he seems with these low-lifes. All of a single simpering mind – ‘Murica! ‘Murica Forever!

    Meanwhile the real problems metastasize like the Thing that Ate Pittsburgh – however considering the utter incompetence of the Commander in Chief, perhaps it is best that he stays away.

    What we are witnessing is the setting up of Trump’s refusal to leave in 2020 if he loses the ‘election’ – then chickens really come home to roost and you won’t be able to buy a pitchfork or torch at Home Depot for any price.

    • benr May 10, 2019 at 11:27 am #

      rotflol are you writing a book of fiction?
      After all GWBush left and so did Obama.
      Trump will leave after he does his 8 years as well and oh how the leftist anarchists/communist/prograsseive/socialist scum will howl when they lose again.

      • So many liars May 10, 2019 at 11:31 am #

        Trying to remember… wasn’t it Obama that set up a OFA office a few blocks from the White House just after he moved out?

        • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 11:35 am #

          What’s an ‘OFA’ office?

          • So many liars May 10, 2019 at 11:38 am #

            That Organizing for America thing that he set up to continue promoting his agenda as the ex-president.

          • So many liars May 10, 2019 at 11:38 am #

            Later moved to Chicago.

      • Eoin May 11, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

        They will either lose fair and square at the ballot box, or ignominiously in the street should they try any more of that Antifa shit.

    • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 11:30 am #

      What we are witnessing is the setting up of Trump’s refusal to leave in 2020 if he loses the ‘election’ –DEFCON1

      Utter nonsense. I have heard EXACTLY the same prediction about the last five presidents: that somehow they would suspend elections, declare martial law, or whatever other fantasy so that they could stay in office despite being elected out.

      Total idiocy, there Defcon. Get over it.

      • benr May 10, 2019 at 11:52 am #

        The standard answer is this is America it can’t happen here.
        If it happened elsewhere it can and probably will happen here in our representative Republic at some point.
        Not sure why anyone would even want to be the resident in the Whitehouse anymore no matter how good or bad you are half the country will loath you, lie about you and misrepresent what you say and or are doing.

      • venuspluto67 May 10, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

        Yeah, that really is something that goes into the “I’ll believe it when I see it” file. I don’t think Trump would do that because any President who would appoint themselves “El Commanante-For-Life” would need the backing of both the military and his power-base in the civilian government. Trump doesn’t really have such a power-base. The Wisconsin-faction of the Republican Party and the dwindling Religious Right are letting him temporarily borrow theirs as a matter of convenience.

      • Walter B May 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

        I had decided to take a bit of a hiatus from posting here as the petty personal sniping and catcalling was starting to bug me, but I must chime in on this one. That is EXACTLY right Farmer McGregor, that line of crap has been spewed out since the Bill Clinton presidency to be sure. That martial law would be called and elections would be suspended and that the dictator for life would now take over. It is utter horse shit and I think most of us are tired of see it tossed about. I have even told by simple people that they honestly believe that the US does not hold elections during World Wars. FDR mislead them I do believe.

        And benr, the “It can’t happen here” line is another phrase that makes me vomit as well. It is a statement of idiocy hidden behind by the cowards and the idiots of the world who cannot and will not face up to the possibility that bad stuff happens all over, all the time. It is part of the new movement of ” There can be no consequences for my bad actions” that only fools and corrupt politicians can even mutter and still keep down their lunch.

        Sooner or later bad choices lead to bad consequences and this is coming soon to a municipality near you. Prepare.

        • benr May 10, 2019 at 2:15 pm #

          Yes sir.
          I can hunt, skin a buck, run a trout line, and know how to farm.
          I won’t starve.
          I also have family in the heart of Michigan with a large amount of unused farmland if the crap hits the fan out of California I go at a high rate of speed.
          Nothing but zombies here in Southern California now as it is.

    • draupnir May 10, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

      ICE is apparently dumping the illegal border crossers into all those sanctuary cities in the south west and they are apparently now begging for donations and screaming for federal assistance to cope with them all, 100,000 destitute people in April alone. The border patrol can no longer deal with the influx and so are not bothering with families. They are only able to detain people who cross alone. I read that they recently had to drill into a sealed container to release several hundred peopled packed into it and some of the children were sick with measles. They had to feed and water them and provide medical attention. I sure hope they quarantined them, but I have my doubts. I’ve read that several college students in Tampa have died from something suspected to be some strain of untreatable, galloping TB, and the department of health and the media aren’t saying a word. If you think I’m going to feel the slightest twinge of guilt over the shooting of a few illegals trying to cross the border, you are mistaken. My own preference would be to mine it and install backup automated machine gun nests set for motion detection. What do you think is going to happen in all of those overwhelmed sanctuary cities when those desperate people start rioting and breaking into stores for food and water, breaking into peoples homes to rob, raping the wives and daughters of the citizens? Would you stand for that? It’s easy to be compassionate about an abstraction when your own aren’t threatened and its someone else’s problem.

      • benr May 10, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

        In another note they found a young female detained in the trunk of a car in a cage and a young boy stuck in a similar cage hidden inside the front seat of the driver. They heard the girl screaming and pounding on the cage to be let out.
        The insanity of get here at all costs is almost to much to deal with and yet the Democrats say there is no crisis with immigration.
        Damn liars.

        businessinsider.com/man-attempts-to-illegally-enter-us-by-disguising-himself-as-a-car-seat-2016-7

        No meaning to sit in my lap or a lap dance.

        Sorry that was bad.

        • draupnir May 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm #

          Those two were being trafficked, and that’s another problem that I understand is protected at high levels of our government.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

          Imagine how horrible their own countries must be if they are so desperate to get away – exactly what they will turn their neighborhoods into or entire cities and regions.

      • elysianfield May 11, 2019 at 12:06 am #

        “My own preference would be to mine it and install backup automated machine gun nests set for motion detection.”

        Draupnir,
        I cannot believe you posted the above…only a heartless commie would suggest such a thing. We have perfectly good machine gunners who can do the job…and they would receive a living wage….

        • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 9:54 am #

          “only a heartless commie would suggest such a thing”

          Or an intelligent capitalist.

          • elysianfield May 12, 2019 at 12:31 pm #

            “Or an intelligent capitalist.

            Farmer Joe,

            But…did you factor in liability insurance? The premiums would be a bitch….

        • draupnir May 11, 2019 at 10:17 am #

          My mother says I’m cold hearted. I think I’m just realistic. The situation south of the border is unlikely to improve in the foreseeable future, is in fact likely to worsen.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      Yet you people are the ones who refuse to accept the results of the last election. You’re projecting your own obstinacy onto others. Ditto when Bush beat Gore, but it’s gotten much worse and it’s going to get even worse again. You simply refuse to let other Parties win or perhaps even White Men of any Party.

  13. pkrugman May 10, 2019 at 11:53 am #

    Beantown said: “Remember Gerald Ford pardoning Nixon…”

    Nixon was not facing both federal and state charges. Trump can receive a presidential pardon for federal crimes, but a presidential pardon will not shield Trump from NY state crimes.

    • benr May 10, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

      Kabuki theater for the masses.
      More about revving up the base than actual prosecution of alleged crimes.
      Scary that we have descended into guilty till proven innocent times.

    • Nightowl May 11, 2019 at 2:30 pm #

      What crimes is Trump facing? Be sure to back your claims with hard evidence.

  14. wm5135 May 10, 2019 at 11:58 am #

    40% of our fellows do not have the means to weather a four Franklin road bump

    what crisis?

    measles and whooping cough resurgent

    what crisis?

    the FBI and Justice Department are in business to fabricate a view of the United States from whole cloth and distribute the talking points through a system of private / personal networks to shape the society to the benefit of one particular group / financial network.

    Just as the market and private industry will regulate themselves into social responsibility the current legal system will self-regulate itself into a socially responsible protector of rights and equal protection under the law.

    what crisis?

    The current administration will make an attempt to ferret out the truth and resurect the our legal system and insure it will be strong and independant in the role of third branch of government and platform for Justice.

    Do you believe that? what crisis?

    The flag will be picked up and after a short conference at mid-field a referee will turn to the camera check his mike switch and announce “There was no foul, the clock will be reset and the down will remain the same”. A short time after a dramatic wave of an arm to restart the clock the game will continue.

    “the metaphysical concept of reality refers to some land of dark make-believe over a distant horizon where numbers supposedly add up (ha!) and the actions of persons are said to entail a strange cosmic condition known as consequence……” JHK

    “quote is out of context, please see JHK above” wm
    Thank you again, Mr. K.

    • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm #

      Also, don’t be surprised when reports of Ebola start coming in.

      Its resurgent in the Congo, and Congo migrants being intercepted at the US Mexico border.

      Some will get thru unimpeded.

      MSM: “No border crisis. Everything is under control”.

      Brh

  15. 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm #

    The genie is out of the bottle on this one.
    So they are reduced to doubling-down on manufactured consent.

    Mainstream media to social media are ramping-up their efforts to stymie dissent and any speculation directed towards the official narrative.

    So many actions by them and the politicians are pregnant with ulterior motives, but needless to say, they go unreported, and consequently, unchallenged.

    Groupthink with Pelosi as drum major.
    That used to scare people.

    It should.

    The banality of ignorance

  16. capt spaulding May 10, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

    With all of these accusations about the behavior of Mueller, it makes me wonder. Was he just standing around back in 2017 waiting for a chance to blast Trump? What would his motivation have been at that point, or did he just suddenly decide to become evil because he was given the chance? If he was such a bad guy, why would Rosenstein have appointed him over all of the other qualified, supposedly neutral people in DC. There must have been some motivation for Rosenstein to appoint him. What about Mueller’s reputation up to that point, was he a complete sleeper, whose nefarious deeds were unknown up to that point?

    Did the Republicans appoint him just so they could turn around and attack him? Were they that stupid, that they didn’t know what an unsavory character he was? Why would they appoint the fox to guard the hen house? It seems to me that the motives of his accusers should be questioned rather than the other way around.

    • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 12:18 pm #

      This is so naive it almost deserves to be ignored.
      Do you have an understanding of RM’s past?
      His career path, in and out of public service?
      What agency he served as director?
      Under who?
      And continued under?
      What new spying program was born under his tenure?
      His breeding?
      His family?
      His military past.

      What and for who was he doing in the private sector?

      Then ask your questions.

      • capt spaulding May 10, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

        If this was all known, and considered to be bad, why, of all people, was he appointed? That’s all I want to know. Naive or not, I await your wisdom.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 5:19 pm #

          Bad for whom? He serves the System – and for those who enjoy its benefits it is not only good, but the only Good. He doesn’t ask those kind of questions – a soldier not a Warrior. And a good one as you pointed out. And that tends to out weigh everything for you guys – and then you wonder why we’re in the state we’re in.

          • capt spaulding May 10, 2019 at 8:42 pm #

            If Mueller serves the system and wants to bring down Trump, he hasn’t done a very good job of it. One would think that his membership in the deep state would be well known to the people who appointed him, which would disqualify him. That’s what I don’t understand. Were they looking to appoint somebody that they could go ahead and attack? Which they did almost from day one. What would have been the benefit of that? Were they trying to make Trump look like a martyr? The idea that Trump’s own people appointed somebody who was aligned with the deep state, and would try to bring Trump down, is crazy. They should have known that he was an enemy, and if they didn’t, then they were simply incompetent and should have never been in the positions they occupied. It makes no sense.

            This website has changed greatly over the last couple of years. It used to be more concerned about energy, and the depletion of oil, and the effects of the use of non renewable energy. It’s been a long time since i’ve read the name Hubbert here. The thing that was noticeable was the flood of right wingers who showed up after Trump won, up to and including nazis. After we tanked in 2008, I remember thinking about the Great Depression, and the aftereffects of that, which included among other things, the rise of fascism. I wondered if history would repeat itself, and it appears to be trying. When Trump was campaigning, I noticed that the way he stood on his platform was eerily similar to exactly the way that Mussolini used to stand. Call up images of Il Duce, and compare them to Trump. There’s really no difference. We are in a fight for the soul of the country, and maybe only the history readers are aware of it. I’ll just stop here, and prepare for the broadsides now.

          • elysianfield May 11, 2019 at 12:09 am #

            “I wondered if history would repeat itself, and it appears to be trying.”

            Bingo!

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:14 am #

            Many of “Trump’s People” hate him. He picked from the Deep Swamp so what did he expect? He’s not sincere, and even if he was, he’d have trouble finding enough “winners” that shared his vision I’m afraid.

            Mussolini was sincere in his love for Italy and his People. Trump is not – otherwise the border would be shut down by now and the enemy within would be at least a little cowed.

          • 100th Avatar May 11, 2019 at 6:52 am #

            And long before peak oil it was Suburban Sprawl and Duncan Crary podcasts.

            All those that oppose a coup that merely serves the leviathan are not right wing.

            Spare me the melodrama of history repeating and Mussolini.

            People not paying attention is not cyclical.
            It is a constant.

            Now get out of your partisan induced slumber and wake the **** up.

          • Nightowl May 11, 2019 at 5:10 pm #

            Wait I thought Trump was Hitler?

            The wokesters were sure of that, right?

            Il Duce now?

          • capt spaulding May 11, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

            If you can’t see the similarity in photos, I don’t know what to tell you. The only way you could miss it is if you do so deliberately.

          • capt spaulding May 11, 2019 at 7:36 pm #

            Il Duce, Hitler, do you have trouble equating the two? Maybe some grownup will sit down & explain it to you.

          • Nightowl May 12, 2019 at 3:00 am #

            Lächerlich.

      • JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        Remember all the folks in the GOP fighting Trump and saying what an upstanding investigator RM was and Trump better not try to fire him or there would be hell to pay. That was the Right side of your friendly neighborhood Deep State speaking up.

        Make up your minds, rather you are for the socialism of the Deep State, not just the Left, or you are for individual discretion. And yes, that is Deep State vs. Trump!!

        Pence in 2024!

        • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

          Although it sounds rather conspiratorial. It is not.
          It is a “deep state” for lack of a less loaded term where elected and appointed do not even have the need to know clearances to see what is going on under the hood.
          The goal is to keep it all going.
          National Security.
          The system.
          Protections are in place to keep some elected politician coming in and disrupting the state. If the politician came up through the system, had already been vetted and indoctrinated, and earned its trust like say, HW Bush, he already knows some, maybe much. Obviously.
          If not. He will not know, but he will be forced to take counsel, cabinet and staff appointments, from many who do.
          Mueller knows.
          He is entrusted with protecting the order.
          Too many truths revealed upsets it.

          • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

            One must remember that this isn’t some flagrant despotic regime where everyone knows what families and what people wield power and influence.
            Here it tends toward the discreet. Many certainly have the old patrician lineage and connections. Right families. Right schools. Right fraternal orders.
            Many do not, but their loyalty has been accepted by their work inside and through the ranks.
            Military. Agencies. Corporations. Law firms. In and out.. This is perhaps the egalitarian component, albeit not something that comes easily. RM has both, but again, this is common within this class. The public service and trust component as an avenue to power and eventually wealth if even needed.

          • Luhrenloup May 10, 2019 at 2:34 pm #

            As I’ve said previously, there is something a little too neat and pat about the Mueller Report. Things are never that simple in politics. Mueller surely had the power to bring Trump down. Note, I say power, not legal precedent. If he could conduct and inquiry and never look at the Clinton doings in this situation, then he could brazen out some outrageous setup. I speculate that a deal was made and we now have President Pompeo and vice president Bolton. Trump doesn’t even get to respond when Kim says — Pompeo’s gotta go. And of course the wars continue, Venezuela, Iran, Cuba, etc, etc.

          • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm #

            You mean to tell me that you don’t trust high-powered and well connected lawyers billing by the hour for 2 years?

        • Majella May 12, 2019 at 11:31 pm #

          “Pence in 2024!”

          Ha. If Trump has an unlikely win in 2020, there’ll be nothing left in 2024 to be President of for Mikey Pence…unless viz. “Idiocracy”

  17. volodya May 10, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

    Will there be grand juries? Will people be called to testify? Maybe. But I doubt, that any of the questions that JHK and others have raised will have been dealt with, or that we’ll be any the wiser, or, if there was official misbehavior, that anyone will be called to account.

    If the multitude of uncomfortable issues get raised in a judicial or investigative proceeding, I think that what we’ll get is jut-jawed, elliptical non-answers. People will get lawyered up, will suffer severe deficits in their powers of recall, or even take the fifth. Or they’ll lie like absolute hell, confident that nothing will come of it.

    You can see it now, if investigations happen to take shape, Sunday morning punditry pouring scorn on the mere notion of malfeasance or negligence, or investigative bias. They’ll proclaim that Mueller and Comey are the best of the best, that any suggestion otherwise is to impugn the reputations of fine men. Or, alternatively, they’ll tell us in their most serious manner, with furrowed brows, that the greater interests of the country and of world peace and of international stability were at stake, what with Russian interference and obvious signs of collusion and all that, and so more than justified any questionable measures.

    And late night talk shows, with the usual exemplars of progressive enlightenment as guests, will put on their PDR faces, you seen it, the wide-eyed smirkiness, professing disbelief that not only is Trump still stinking up the Oval Office, but that he’s mounting a campaign against those that acted with the purest of motives. I mean, wasn’t Putin behind it all? It will all be unbelievable, jokes will be made, guests and audience alike will be in on it, and all will laugh.

    What about hard evidence? Well, that can be made to go away. Paper records can get misfiled, they can get shredded, and it will have been a result of normal operational house-keeping, and if it wasn’t that, then it was clerical error. Electronic records may be degraded by means of technical malfunction, they can be accidentally over-written or erased, or they can get lost in storage. And anything that does still exist can be excruciatingly slow-marched through the mire of intelligence agency and FBI bureaucracy while they consider what can be redacted to the point of meaninglessness or made to disappear.

    Can you say cover-up? The Deep State stands resolutely, shoulder-to-shoulder, against Trump. Trump is the bacillus that must be purged from the body politic and the people taking anti-bacterial action were, to a man or woman, patriots. It would be a dreadful miscarriage of justice to allow persecution of such individuals who were acting with the highest ideals at heart of public service and self-sacrifice, who were the best that the USA has to offer.

    More dangerous than the bacillus is the toxin it spewed, an ideology that conferred validity and legitimacy to the interests of a societal class that all educated and well-informed people can agree has no valid gripes and is unworthy in character, that just wants to live off the efforts of those that take the trouble and expense of acquiring knowledge and skills required in the modern digital economy.

    There’s a multitude of problems should be investigated. But, in my view, it will all come to nothing.

    • JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

      V

      What the heck will Congress have to do without the foolishness we have seen during the last two years.

      Hell, they can’t do their jobs per the Constitution. In a bureaucracy, when your job is obsoleted, you invent a new one. We are witnessing that process.

      • volodya May 10, 2019 at 1:04 pm #

        What the heck will Congress have to do without the foolishness we have seen during the last two years. – John

        Beats me. I think you see its parallel in the business world where the CEO class decided that it’s more fun to do mergers and acquisitions than actually run the businesses they were hired to run.

        Congress seems to feel that inter-factional rivalry and all but open civil war is more fun than mere governing. What greater feeling of fulfillment or satisfaction can one get than by upending an election, or barring that, ruining the life of an army general or some low level campaign schmuck?

        You invent a new job? I guess the new job category is Tribal Chieftain in the case of people like Mitch McConnell or Nancy Pelosi. I don’t know what you’d call a mere representative or senator. Or the president (shaman?)

    • Majella May 12, 2019 at 11:33 pm #

      Hear, hear.

  18. kris2244 May 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

    More frothing at the mouth insanity from JHK……

    • benr May 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

      @kris2244
      Cognitive dissonance much?

      • Majella May 12, 2019 at 11:35 pm #

        Benr – that’s rich, coming form you.

  19. Epicur May 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    <> Testing

  20. Ol' Scratch May 10, 2019 at 12:20 pm #

    Klem Kadiddlehopper

    LOL! Nice reference!

    • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 3:05 pm #

      Reference?
      To Red Skelton?
      (Thanks, Admin)

      • Ol' Scratch May 10, 2019 at 4:16 pm #

        The original post was deleted. Good catch on Skelton. I had to think a minute or two about where I’d heard that name before.

  21. JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

    Cap’n

    The whole deal here is that this is not Dem vs. GOP. It is Federal government versus the rest of us. It is collectivism vs. individual responsibility. It is security vs. liberty. It is socialism vs. capitalism. When Trump goes anti-Deep State, even the GOP Deep Staters, the establishment GOP, goes after him.

    If you believe that DC and its bureaucracy should make collective decisions for you and society in general, then by all means, back the Deep State. If you believe in individual control of your destiny, liberty of decision making, the supremacy of the family as the social unit, vote against these progressives every opportunity you have. As mentioned many times, they are POWER animals, they do not care about you, all they want is the power of your vote.

    I hope the minorities of this country finally figure out that the Dems are the antithesis of why they came here is the first place. The Libs are the enemy of everything you want.

    You anti-Trumpers are by definition socialist sympathizers as he is the only game in town that is fighting the SOBs.

    Pence in 2024.

  22. RB May 10, 2019 at 12:45 pm #

    NOTHING of any consequence will happen to ANY of the democrats and their operatives in their effort to overthrow a legally elected president. There are too many progressive judges to allow that to happen. Too many RINOS. A hostile MSM. Further, the New York Attorney General is free to make Trump’s life miserable without any help from the federal level cabal. There is nowhere he can run and hide.

    The nation is ungovernable at this point and it will only get much worse. Hell, we have an active invasion from Latin America and there is nothing to be done evidently. Government has collapsed in a large sense. No one has any confidence in it.

    There are so many danger, crisis points. Hormuz? Trade war? Some are so dangerous that the nation could be brought to its international knees very quickly. That isn’t doom and gloom, that is simply seeing reality instead of the fiction we so want to live in.

    • JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 12:54 pm #

      Yup!

    • volodya May 10, 2019 at 1:06 pm #

      Reality isn’t something anybody wants to know about. I agree, nothing of consequence will happen as a result of this attempted coup.

      • montsegur May 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

        Heh, the only problem is that reality has a way of making itself known, desired or not. There are a lot of people heading toward that experience.

        Yeah, I’m cynical as well that the guilty will get what they deserve. That is the mark of a profoundly corrupted society, no matter how prettily it speaks or is dressed up.

        Cheers

        • volodya May 12, 2019 at 3:10 pm #

          One of the few causes I have for optimism is how little it took to kick the legs out from under the GOP. The ideology they touted was preposterous, and all it took was a spewing, spouting baffoon to mouth just a few of the required words, to say a little of what everyone actually thought, and the Jebs and Flakes and Ryans and Romneys, to a man rock-ribbed Republicans, true believers all, paid-up members of the Establishment, found themselves floundering.

          Tucker Carlson, on the other hand, re-invented himself as a man of the people. Who’d a thunk it? I guess everybody’s gotta earn a living and so, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

          What’s the matter with Kansas? Nothing, the good and worthy people of that place did what they ought. They stopped buying Republican bullshit. The question should be rather, what’s the matter with California? And New York State?

          If only the Democrats could have such a Trumpian moment. I don’t think it will take a whole lot of persuasion to convince Mr and Mrs Lopez and also Blacks, that the Democrats are playing them for fools. Does anyone seriously think that the Party of Davos, with its college educated supporting clerisy, gives a shit about Latinos and Blacks, especially women? I don’t think that these folk that reliably vote Democrat on the basis of some impassioned speeches are such boneheads that they can’t eventually suss things out. When that happens, and I expect it someday will, bye-bye Democrats. I think all it will take is for someone, a credible candidate or even a not so credible candidate, to mount the podium and SAY it.

          Like you said, people are heading towards that experience, and I think the least well-off will be at the forefront.

    • Tate May 10, 2019 at 3:59 pm #

      There’s an economic & financial cataclysm waiting in the wings & there’s only so many hours in the news cycle. Guess which wins out, Russiagate or the impending resumption of the GFC?

    • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 4:01 pm #

      You are partially correct amigo.
      “From” being the operative word.

      Many are coming FROM Latin America.
      And many are coming from by way of fill in the blank.
      Iraq, India, Bangladesh, Libya, various African countries.
      Simple as a ticket to Mexico and a drive to the U.S. Port of Entry.

      Many more are coming by way of your local airport… if it’s an international airport.

      Nigeria, Romania, India, etc.

      It’s as easy as walking off the jetway and claiming asylum.

      These numbers are seldom reported because it’s bad for airline business.

      And there’s nothing Donald can, and as it appears, wants, to do about it.

      The judges run asylum and they want everyone able to claim it, and to be free within the United States during its adjudication.

      • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

        And you’re fine with it too, right? I mean basically? Any time I say it’s a National Emergency, people (even conservatives) start hemming and hawing like “Let’s not get hasty here”. Utterly ridiculous. We’re past the sweat and tears stage and into the blood. Only Martial Law can save us now because that’s not something you have to get thru Congress.

        But the very idea of that chills you blood because you don’t want us to survive because there is no “us” in your book.

        • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm #

          Janos, as I told you ages ago, you must stop projecting.
          This is how you become really irrational.

          Every idea, every conception, every assumption inside your head about me/us is a projection from your mind.

          And they are wrong.
          I merely present the case as is.
          And you don’t like as is.
          As I don’t like as is.

          But by merely pointing the reality out.
          The present and the trajectory, I’m the enemy.
          And your enemy is:
          The Jew
          The brown
          The Asian
          The non-white
          And they are all wrong

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:12 am #

            All this simply because we affirm our own existence? But yes, anyone who tries to negate our existence is an Enemy. You do and you are. You fight with your mind. So do I. Ozone thinks that’s meaningless and the Captain thinks it’s mere sissy stuff. You know better. So do I. Both Muslims and Communists – the absolute pros on subversion of Cultures and Nations – kill those who fight with their minds against them.

  23. debt May 10, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

    Reality…. What a concept!

  24. notbob May 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm #

    “that the cumulative institutional damage will destroy public confidence in constitutional government per se.” Too late, already destroyed. And I think the chances of Barr going after the guilty swamp creatures are not promising. A deal will be struck. After all, swamp creatures reside on both sides of the isle and want to keep the power structure just as it is.

    • Cavepainter May 10, 2019 at 2:16 pm #

      What’s occurring politically seems more akin to those “Great Awakenings” of stirred religious zeal that have punctuated US history, birthing any number of new denominations of Protestant spin-off. This time though the spin-off is not of religiosity but rather secular Utopians, in which case government (of whatever “ism”) is to bring us to the promised land.

      In other words, supplication for relief from all grievance (deliverance) is to be made to government as the secular equivalent of God head. Walking around neighborhoods I view the vacuously banal yard signs bearing phrases to be taken in vein no less seriously than Biblical quotes – certainly not to be questioned for contextual relevance. Hence, “No human is Illegal”.

      Funny, how many of such residences have posted “security protected” signs as well.

      • benr May 10, 2019 at 2:24 pm #

        Glenn Beck just did an interesting podcast on some of the above.

        acu.libsyn.com/banned-by-facebook-instagram-and-socialism-a-warning-from-the-dead-glenn-tv-special

        • jdhines May 10, 2019 at 4:30 pm #

          Is he still around? I thought that Levin crackpot bought him out or something.

          • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

            Is Asoka still around?

          • Q. Shtik May 10, 2019 at 9:29 pm #

            Is Asoka still around? – BRH

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

            Possibly pkrugman may be Asoka.

      • Cavepainter May 10, 2019 at 2:38 pm #

        Paraphrasing Andrew Sullivan’s contention, humans require the “safe space” afforded by religion (Utopian-isms for the secular) and the dogmatism of either stance increases proportionate to one’s intolerance for the uncertainty inherent in reality.

      • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

        Thats right. The dooshes with a sign out front ‘No human is illegal”, are the first ones to call the cops when an illegal shows up at their front door and asks to use the bathroom.

        Brh

        • Nightowl May 12, 2019 at 3:15 am #

          So true. The gentrifier set. I knew many of them in Washington, DC.

          But what counts is that they “feel guilty” about their economic status and actions.

  25. EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    Gosh darn GOP senators, always looking at the dark side of things.

    “The announcement from the White House that talks with China have fallen apart is not good news for American consumers,” GOP Sen. James Lankford (Okla.) said in a statement, adding that the increased tariffs on Chinese goods will “continue to harm American workers, American consumers, and American companies.”

    • lateStarter May 10, 2019 at 3:27 pm #

      What about American citizens? Are there any still around?

      • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

        Catch 22 amigo.

        If you believe that there is something called an “American Citizen” then by golly, you consumed the myth. The lie.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 5:52 pm #

          As I said above. You’re a stalking horse or something like that. A painted mule.

          • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 9:26 pm #

            Janos, it comes off as smug and terribly cynical, but as I explained above, I am pointing out the reality that you refuse to see.

            I was very young when I entered. Naive to an extent, but open minded to a fault. Yet even I went through a period of intense cognitive dissonance. The process of reconciliation between what you believed to what is reality is vexing, trying, and very literally painful. As years went on and my exposure and fluency gained, the more I understood.

            What you believe, what you were taught, is not true.
            This is simply a fact.

            The people you expect to believe and that you want to believe
            Don’t

            You can choose to stay on your fairytale plane
            Or you can think your way to the raw-ality

          • hmuller May 11, 2019 at 5:15 pm #

            Avatar, you wrote:” I was very young when I entered.”

            Entered what?

  26. EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 2:45 pm #

    Gosh dang democrat senators, always trying to sound truthie…

    Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) said Friday that Democratic presidential candidates need to make the point that everything President Trump has done on the international front “has gone to crap.”

    • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 3:52 pm #

      Yeah, that’s the problem with Democratic Senators – such devoted truth tellers. LOL

      • jdhines May 10, 2019 at 4:28 pm #

        But the Republican Senators are truly devoted to the whole Trump, er truth, and nothing but the truth! Ha!

  27. Tate May 10, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

    Rep Jim Jordan (R Ohio) goes off on epic rant on House Judiciary Committee hearing:

    zerohedge.com/news/2019-05-10/i-will-not-yield-epic-rant-jim-jordan-accuses-dems-sweeping-spygate-co…

    • Ol' Scratch May 10, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

      That was amazing!!

    • debt May 10, 2019 at 4:52 pm #

      Indeed. Thanks for posting.

    • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

      Lots of reason for hope to be taken from his rant – can hardly wait until he is shown to be correct – out of the six ways to rid ourselves of the shit ball in the whitehouse only two have been used up so far – can’t ask for any better reason for hope than that from a republican.

  28. EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm #

    Those dang truthtellers…fake news is good enough for the great unwashed (i.e. Trump lovers)

    “Trump’s pompous promises during his presidential campaign have proved to be a cowardly distraction. He claimed he would take on the drug companies and their price gouging. The hyper-profiteering pharmaceutical goliaths are quietly laughing at him. Worse, Trump continues their tax credits and allows them to use new drugs developed with taxpayer money through the National Institute of Health free of charge—no royalties. Even though he talks tough, Trump lets these companies sell imported medicines manufactured in China and India with inadequate FDA inspections of foreign plants.

    Torrents of Trump tweets somehow overlooked H.P. Acthar Gel, a drug produced by Mallinckrodt to treat a rare infant seizure disorder, which increased in price from $40 per vial to $39,000 per vial! Other drug prices are booming cruelly upward, while Trump blusters, but fails to deliver on his campaign promises.”

    • hmuller May 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

      Oh Evelyn dearest, if you were to discover that Democrats attacking Trump were heavily funded by BIG PHARMA, you’d be the first to tell us. Wouldn’t you?

      • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:29 am #

        We all know that falsehood would never fly her Democrat party is nothing but love and fairness.
        They would never resort to lying cheating and taking dirty big business money.
        Never enrich themselves on the backs of the working class!

  29. trypillian May 10, 2019 at 5:23 pm #

    Dastardly damage to Empire is here and now. The precept of ‘winging it’ and ‘no moving parts’ to grey matter prognostications has seen to that. You are snared in the tangled web you weaved and subsequently sinking into the abyss of oblivion. During the War of 1812, The Sacketts Harbour NY militia and regulars decided to burn down their own naval fleet of about ten ships, stores and armoury, when the British Navy and Canadian militia showed up in port canons blazing, rather than allow capture of the above mentioned material. No moving parts to that battle. It’s going to be fun watching Empire implode, explode and everything in-between.

    • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 5:35 pm #

      Well Trypillian, maybe if a large enough percentage of the US population renounces, denounces, condemns, undermines, turns against, questions the founding of, makes cultural war on the white majority and Christian majority, the country will dissolve and simply cease to exist.

      What will replace it is an open question, but I doubt it will be good.

      Brh

      • messianicdruid May 11, 2019 at 10:01 am #

        This has been the hope of dispensationalists from the time of Darby, to be removed from needing to fix their nation and simply allow the unbelievers to run things into the ground to such a degree that even God gives up and rescues His darlings.

        No, repentance is the only answer. Get off your hands and on your knees and start facing the fact that churchianity abandoned the Law allowing false g-o-d-s to make up whatever rules they wanted to make God look foolish, Won’t work He is not mocked.

        The Kingdom [ rulership ] of God is a form of government, not a religion [ it ain’t our say so ].

        • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm #

          Pretty large Amen to that, MD.

          Sad how few ‘christians’ understand that the Kingdom of God is not a democracy, it is a benevolent monarchy.

          p.s. Are you aware of where (how, by whom) dispensationalism originated?

  30. FincaInTheMountains May 10, 2019 at 5:40 pm #

    From my point of view, Trump’s trade war with China is not about China, but about the International Finance Capital which is Trump’s worst enemy.

    The current model of Chinese trade, build in the 90s, is structured in such a way that it concentrates all profits among the financiers, which Trump cannot allow, since they are using theses resources in their war against Trump.

    Trump would love to be friends with Xi, they have common enemies (Xi has Komsomol liberals, clans that are united around Hu Jintao, Trump has, as you know, transnational bankers).

    How Trump himself can cope with this is a separate question, but he cannot stop the destruction of the model that provides China with a huge surplus that eventually winds up in the pockets of his opponents. Moreover, he will increase his efforts.

    There is only one option to do something about it – is to develop an alternative mechanism that would take into account the interests of the United States (as oppose to the interest of international bankers) within the framework of Trump’s logic and China in the interests of Xi.

    There is no such model yet.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 10, 2019 at 5:48 pm #

      Increase of the tariffs is a brute force solution to the problem of distribution the money flow away from the enemy – the international bankers and into the US budget, more under the administration’s control.

      For China, the decline in trade surplus with the United States is not just a big problem, but an economic catastrophe, because stimulating domestic demand goes through a surplus of foreign trade, since the $400 billion surplus per year multiplied by a credit multiplicator of about 5 gives around 2 trillion dollars equivalent in domestic demand.

      And this emission does not produce high inflation, since the excess money is converted into dollars and withdrawn from the country.

      • BackRowHeckler May 10, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

        Finca, who are you?

        To quote Malthus

        “You know too much”

        Brh

        • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

          I’m glad someone understands him. I need a translator.

          • malthuss May 10, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

            In TRUTH, I never read much of his posts nor do I know much about Russian History.

        • FincaInTheMountains May 10, 2019 at 6:25 pm #

          I am trying to explain (and understand myself) why Steve Bannon called the May 6 the main day of Trump’s Presidency.

          Trump is playing a very clever and gutsy game.

          • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 7:10 pm #

            Finca

            Just a hypothesis, I can’t provide rigorous proof that the correlation is infallibly true but…

            …it’s because anyone who was willing to accept service with Trump is or was bat shit crazy,

          • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

            I can’t give you an answer to that question. I can say that one doesn’t participate in the NYC real estate market without learning a thing or two.

          • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 7:33 pm #

            Farmer Joe,

            What you say is true.

            The first thing they learn is don’t make any deals with the fat guy who looks like he wears the ass end of a plague infested marmot on his head, and can barely speak a sentence that doesn’t use the word “beautiful”. The second thing is never leave your daughters alone when he’s around.

          • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 7:40 pm #

            The posts where you don’t hurl insults are far more valuable, Ev.

      • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

        It was a problem or the Romans too. They collapsed because of their own success. Every conquered people forced to provide Rome with all their needs until no one left in Rome who produced.

        Odd in a way that we don’t just rest content that they were willing to take a lot of useless paper we produce in exchange for mountains of material goods, even if they were just salad spinners and drill bits that provided a user with a pretty good idea what a drill bit made of glass would be capable of.

        China has bee weened off out tit so in the end we’ll have to see how fat and healthy the baby becomes. Not too late to try to make it into a friend willing to put up with our tantrums etc.

        • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm #

          My understanding is that the Roman empire collapsed due to decades of largess and mismanagement by the ruling class.

          • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 2:00 am #

            Farmer Joe

            You do know “largess” is you saying they were too generous, and mismanagement can be described as the blame for anything under the sun that fails, so you really aren’t saying much. Rome collapsed because it became soft, lazy, and drained of all the virtues that made them great in the first place.

            Nothing particularly unique about the arc they traveled, essentially the same thing happened to numerous great civilizations. Pretty plain to see if you look around it’s precisely what is cooking for our downfall. The phenomenon is getting a supercharged boost in our case thanks to the digital addiction most people have become afflicted with.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 9:27 am #

            You need to do your homework, Ev. They’re called books. You know those stacks of wordy paper you like to color in?

            The fact is they drove them selves into bankruptcy. They did it through high taxes and inflation. Largess is exactly the right word. Did you know that when a farmer could no longer afford to stay on business due to high taxes that they traveled to Rome to live on the dole? They managed to keep the elites in power a while longer that way, but it ruined lives and the empire in the process.

            This makes the Roman Empire reason number 5,284 why I don’t believe in big government.

          • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

            I read lots of book farmer Joe.

            William Durant’s book on Rome, “Caesar and Christ…” largely what I rely on for info about Rome. I doubt there is a lot of difference in what we both know about Rome, just focusing on different aspects.

            I was struck by the fact Rome surrendered its manufacturing capability because they took everything they needed from the peoples who became their subjects.

            Apparently you meant the largess the one percenters bestowed upon themselves. Pretty much what is happening today in our world. CEO’s that make multiples of thousands more than their lowly paid workers.

            It isn’t high taxation per se that is the evil, it’s what the high taxes are used for. It this country it is used to supplement the already wealthy. Amazon pays not taxes for example while at the same time you will pay $40 for an aspirin if hospitalized, which of course comes out the taxes you or your children paid, if you are on medicare.

          • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:31 am #

            I read a book that suggested beyond allowing the hordes in that took over and destroyed the empire it was also the plumbing!
            The roman water system had high amounts of lead in the pipes and the elite became mad as hatters.

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

            We probably are looking at it from different angles, Ev. And I apologize for my rude comment about reading books.

            Yes, largess for the elite, but also for the poor. I said before, look it up, the Romans did a lot to feed the poor after they had destroyed their economic foundation. After. It was not about compassion or doing what was right. It was about not losing elite heads. The same thing is true today. We have economically destroyed our manufacturing base through mismanagement and now people are clamoring for a super welfare state because that’s the only option they see left. Socialism won’t solve this problem. It will enable it.

      • Tate May 10, 2019 at 7:14 pm #

        Trump is playing high stakes. He believes Xi has to back down. He could be right.

    • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm #

      Come Finca, do you really believe Trump’s mind penetrates any further than how far his face in a mirror reflects?

      “Trump’s logic” a virtual oxymoron. Close to the meaning conveyed by saying something like a dog’s logic for licking it’s own ass.

      He dredges up people like Bolton, Pompeo, Omarosa, Sanders, Hope, Mattis, Kelly, et al to handle the thinking duties.

      • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 1:17 am #

        That’s pretty weak K-Dog.

      • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 2:06 am #

        K-Dog, I was a little slow on the uptake. You took it a little personal I used a dog in my analogy. Sorry, I humbly bow to your better insight to why ass licking by dogs is the sensible thing for them to do. I should have used “monkey” instead. Can you ever forgive me?

    • elysianfield May 11, 2019 at 12:20 am #

      ” International Finance Capital which is Germany’s worst enemy….”

      Komaraden Finc…(Paraphrased)

      #1936

  31. Pucker May 10, 2019 at 6:02 pm #

    “There are only stories — his story, her story, they’s story, zhe’s story, and you must believe them because they come out of lived experience.”

    Speaking of “Lived Experience”….

    The Black Slavery System in the New World was a carry over from the original White Slavery System which was equally brutal in some respects. Slavery was a natural outgrowth of the lack of a wage labor market in the New World and the Plantation System. “Good” and “Bad” has nothing to do with it.

    “It invites uproar to describe as slaves any of these hapless whites who were abused, beaten and sometimes killed by their masters or their masters’ overseers. To do so is thought to detract from the enormity of black suffering after racial slavery developed. However, black slavery emerged out of white servitude and was based upon it. As the African-American writer Lerone Bennett Jr has observed: When someone removes the cataracts of whiteness from our eyes, and when we look with unclouded vision on the bloody shadows of the American past, we will recognize for the first time that the Afro-American, who was so often second in freedom, was also second in slavery. 5 Of course, black slavery had hideous aspects that whites did not experience, but they suffered horrors in common, many of which were first endured by whites. In crude economic terms, indentured servants sold their labour for a set period of time; in reality they sold themselves. They discovered that they were placed under the power of masters who had more or less total control over their destiny. The indentured-servant system evolved into slavery because of the economic goals of early colonists: it was designed not so much to help would-be migrants get to America and the Caribbean as to provide a cheap and compliant workforce for the cash-crop industry. Once this was established, to keep the workforce in check it became necessary to create legal sanctions that included violence and physical restraint. This is what led to slavery: first for whites, then for blacks. It has been argued that white servants could not have been truly enslaved because there was generally a time limit to their enforced labour, whereas black slavery was for life. However, slavery is not defined by time but by the experience of its subject. To be the chattel of another, to be required by law to give absolute obedience in everything and to be subject to whippings, brandings and chaining for any show of defiance, to be these things, as were many whites, was to be enslaved. Daniel Defoe, writing in the early 1700s, described indentured servants as ‘more properly called slaves’. Taking his cue, we should call a slave a slave.“

    White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America

    • Pucker May 10, 2019 at 6:07 pm #

      Should White People whose ancestors came to America and Australia as slaves be entitled to Reparations? According to Don Jordan, we may be talking about tens of millions of ancestors of former white slaves in America. I suspect that the experience of white slaves in America was probably similar to those of convict labor in early Australia recounted in the excellent book about Australia’s founding called “Fatal Shore”.

      Don Jordan
      White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America

      • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 8:53 pm #

        Elizabeth Warren would argue she is entitled to hiring preferences, being 1/1,000 descended from a white indentured servant.

    • Janos Skorenzy May 10, 2019 at 6:10 pm #

      The Whites often didn’t survive their servitude since their temporary Masters were eager to get the most out of them before they were freed. Thus they worked harder than the Blacks – who were valuable property. The Caribbean especially was seen as a Death Sentence for Whites because of the heat and the disease.

      After one of the Irish rebellions many of the rebels were sent there AS slaves, not indentured servants.

      • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 6:15 pm #

        “The Caribbean especially was seen as a Death Sentence for Whites because of the heat and the disease.”

        Yet you argue that whites are racially superior. Maybe that’s true in Siberia, but throw them in the sun and they melt. We aren’t built for it.

        Racial superiority is geographically specific.

        • Pucker May 10, 2019 at 7:04 pm #

          According to the book “Black Jacobins”, it was the heat and Malaria which basically defeated Napoleon and the French Army in San Domingo (“Haiti).

        • JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm #

          Maybe today’s global rapid transit will be the undoing of the human species as millennia long immunological adaptation to the environment and its required isolation are overcome by a three hour plane flight. Ebola may have the same effect today as smallpox to the Indians and measles to the Hawaiians.

          Biological warfare has been unbelievably successful for he survivors of the European Middle Ages with their immune systems primed against many very nasty bugs. Their takeover of much of the world was largely due to disease wipeouts of indigenous populations.

          • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

            My biochem teacher in college averred that the greatest threat to human survival, the threat that kept her awake at night, is the fact of their being so many human petri dishes where crowded, filthy, impoverished conditions would one day give rise to an organism that will be so lethal and distribute through the population so quickly the human race will be gone before it can be addressed. She used nerve gas as an example of an agent that can kill instantly because it blocks an enzymic reaction in the body for which the body has no redundant back up system.

            Human physiology is based on thousands of enzymic reactions that work like lock and key. When one site is blocked by an invading biologic agent (that essentially is a key fitting into a lock thereby displacing the key that belongs) the human body generally has numerous other systems for coping while the immune system handles the situation. So a person will experience sickness and whatever symptoms but the body lives on. There is no redundant system for the enzyme reaction that transmits nerve impulses. So nerve gas flips your off switch and you are finished. Sooner or later some disease will spring from a refugee camp or a ghetto or even possibly Trump’s bedroom and it will be game over.

          • Walter B May 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm #

            No doubt that sickness and disease spreading from festering conditions poses a great threat on humanity as a whole Eve. I would argue however, that the greatest threat of all will come from the combination of greed and selfishness generated in places that once knew prosperity.

          • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 8:59 pm #

            Oh Evelyn you were doing so well, cruising on a scientific high note – until you couldn’t resist a gratuitous dig at Trump and his bacteria infested bed.

            What’s on your mattress?

          • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 2:11 am #

            Hmuller

            I sleep on a stack of buffalo hides, god only knows what all those black crawly things are.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:18 am #

          Well there is a little thing called the mind and what it produces to help it survive, namely technology. Your boys never even discovered the wheel on their own. But thanks for playing!

          Why don’t you do one of those reverse slavery marches where Whites wear chains and bow down to Blacks? You’d enjoy it!

          • elysianfield May 11, 2019 at 12:35 am #

            ” slavery marches where Whites wear chains and bow down to Blacks? You’d enjoy it!”

            Janos,
            As, apparently, would the Whites…some pay substantially for the privilege of debasement.

            Funny story;

            Am continuing a book earlier referenced regarding black millennial accounts of their …”tribulations”. One woman, a Masters Candidate (Woman’s Studies, of course) from a prestigious university, earned her keep as a free-lance dominatrix. She charged $200 per hour for her services…always with older white men as her clients. Her business began suffering when, as part of her dominance, she required the men to write essays on the struggles of women of color. The men hated it, she said, and further she opined that they wrote poorly…some outright refused, and were…punished.

            She was adamant in that she did enjoy inflicting pain on older white men.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:36 am #

            Whom the gods wish to destroy they first drive mad.

      • malthuss May 10, 2019 at 8:45 pm #

        I agree with yr first sentence.
        A pole or Irish might have lived 6 years in the death world, I mean New World.

  32. S M Tenneshaw May 10, 2019 at 6:28 pm #

    Kewl story, bro.

    • Pucker May 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

      Do you remember many years ago when the Japanese starting freaking out when an archeological excavation in Japan discovered that the ancestors of the Japanese were people who had migrated over to the Japanese Islands from China? The Japanese were so horrified by the idea that they may be related to Chinese people that the Japanese immediately terminated the excavation and permanently sealed the site and nobody ever talks about it. It’s interesting how people concoct History to support a narrative. In the US, the current narrative seems to be basically that White People invented slavery for black people.

      Actually, Slavery was quite common in the ancient world. The ancient Roman plebeians were pissed off by all of the cheap Slave labor imported into Rome from the periphery of the empire, which led to the creation of large plantations of the Roman aristocracy (Optimates) manned by slave labor and which pushed the indigenous Roman farmers off their land. Sound familiar? (“Build That Wall!) The Slave Trade was not banned by the Brits under around 1833 as I recall? The Americans probably think that white Americans created slavery just for black people?

      • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm #

        “…pushed the indigenous Roman farmers off their land.”

        High taxes also did this. Look up “agri deserti.”

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:28 am #

        Yes, they were the slavers in Civilizations before ours. And they have an incredible nautical tradition – which they keep quiet about for obvious reasons.

        But we didn’t have to fall back into. We had left it mostly behind once the Western Roman Empire fell. Alas we were tempted and we fell.

        • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:37 am #

          Slavery is still alive and well in the Middle East and all over Africa.
          Go figure.

  33. K. Lazlo Hud May 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm #

    Well!

    Don’t hold back!

  34. Pucker May 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm #

    I think that basically what JHK and other insightful commentators on this website may be saying is that the Americans may be in dire need of a thorough “Reality/ History Enema”?

  35. DrGonzo May 10, 2019 at 7:59 pm #

    You can tell that JHK hasn’t even READ the Mueller report.

    • EvelynV May 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm #

      Thank you DrGonzo,

      My thoughts exactly. He prattles on about the report revealing Trump as squeaky clean. If that were the case Trump would have crammed the entire 400+ pages into tweets by now.

      • Pucker May 10, 2019 at 8:29 pm #

        One can only obstruct a legitimate legal proceeding. It doesn’t work if the legal proceeding was initiated because of fraudulent representations and under false pretenses, right? A Party guilty of fraud cannot except the law to help to further his/her wrongdoing. Correct-amundo?

        • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 1:26 am #

          How does it go – fruit of the poisonous tree –

          Forget to give the Miranda warning to a guy carrying a child’s head in the back seat of his car, him smeared in blood, carrying a knife, and the corpse filled with his semen and he gets to walk because of the technicality.

          Trump walks because of a technicality perhaps but quit the pretense he’s an innocent man please.

          • Pucker May 11, 2019 at 7:12 am #

            It’s hardly a “technicality”. In fact, launching an investigation based upon fraudulent representations is probably prosecutorial misconduct that someone will go to jail for. Moreover, there was no underlying “Crime”, so it’s irrational to suggest that Trump intended to obstruct an investigation into conduct that was illusory, nonexistent, and a fabrication. It would be like suggesting that I attempted to obstruct an investigation into whether I had ever screwed by neighbor’s wife when my neighbor isn’t even married. It doesn’t make any sense.

          • Nightowl May 11, 2019 at 5:31 pm #

            Puck,

            You can’t win with a fantasist.

      • JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 8:55 pm #

        JHK used to be an avowed Democrat. His slide to the right, actually his party’s slide to the Left, is caused by a genuine fear of the Power grubbing Left that you seem to favor. JHK believes that there are gigantic real problems out there that need to be addressed and that the government should stop playing politics and get down to business. When pigs fly.

        Hopefully, the counter reaction to the Mueller hoax will expose the American people to the avarice and hypocrisy of the Left.

        • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 1:29 am #

          In his Playboy interview years ago when asked about his ambitions to be president, despite his at the time status as a democrat, he asserted if he ran for the presidency it would be as a republican because he knew they were more stupid and more easily manipulated.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 9:16 am #

            Fake news, Ev.

            snopes.com/fact-check/1998-trump-people-quote/

          • Nightowl May 12, 2019 at 3:18 am #

            So fake it’s even debunked by a fake fake-news watchdog.

            Sad.

          • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:40 am #

            Another one of those falsehoods Democrat supporters love to roll out. How uneducated all Republicans are never taking into account some of us are forced to read even more than doctors now.

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

            I love using snopes, salon, and huffpo to disprove liberal nonsense. 🙂

    • hmuller May 10, 2019 at 9:09 pm #

      DrGonzo, are you taking the “Schrodinger’s Cat Quantum Approach” to the Mueller Report? Until one actually reads the report, it could say anything – even what you wish it said.

      Admit you were wrong. Admit you are a reality-challenged, deranged Trump hater. Join a TDS therapy group. There must be some in every town for people like you.

      Remember, admitting your problem is the first step to getting better.

      • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 10:32 pm #

        Here, Here, hmuller. I agree.

        I am regularly puzzled by statements from commenters that JHK is ‘defending’ Trump, like as if he is pro-Trump. I have never encountered any such in his posts; yes, he defends against the criminally unrighteous and hypocritical behavior of the hard left power hungry maniacs and their twisted obsessive behavior in violating the rule of law by attacking Trump the way they do. You don’t have to love the GGG — or even like him in the least — to recognize the heinous nature of what’s going on in all this.

        But these Trump haters seem to think that anything short of cursing him is akin to loving him. Very binary, which BTW, is indicative of mental illness or severe lack of intelligence. Or both.

        TDS it is.

        • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 1:34 am #

          No, you’re wrong. It’s because rational folks realize Trump is so vile that he is a menace to our country and just as some folks were willing to throw out the constitution to imprison Japanese Americans during the war, today it is instinctively realized sometimes when things are dire enough you bend the rules as required. Hopefully black ops has a remedy for the emergency we are facing.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 9:14 am #

            She just proved your point, FM!

          • benr May 11, 2019 at 10:40 am #

            I know this is hard for you to believe but I know an awful lot of people that felt exactly the same thing about Obama and all his machinations to destroy this country with fundamental change into a third world country.

          • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 4:12 pm #

            “She just proved your point, FM!” — Farmer Joe

            Oh yes, she most certainly did.

          • hmuller May 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm #

            Those “Black Ops” types are the foot soldiers of the deep state-shadow government. The people who thought they had a right to take out John F Kennedy. They have been violating the Constitution and rights of Americans for decades, preparing us for a hellish dictatorship under Globalism.

            And this is what you support, Evelyn? You have stumbled into the embrace of pure evil.

  36. Elrond Hubbard May 10, 2019 at 8:38 pm #

    Mexico wants to decriminalize all drugs and negotiate with the U.S. to do the same

    newsweek.com/mexico-decriminalize-drugs-negotiate-us-1421395

    “Mexico’s president released a new plan last week that called for radical reform to the nation’s drug laws and negotiating with the United States to take similar steps.

    “The plan put forward by the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, often referred to by his initials as AMLO, calls for decriminalizing illegal drugs and transferring funding for combating the illicit substances to pay for treatment programs instead. It points to the failure of the decades-long international war on drugs, and calls for negotiating with the international community, and specifically the U.S., to ensure the new strategy’s success.

    “‘The “war on drugs” has escalated the public health problem posed by currently banned substances to a public safety crisis,’ the policy proposal, which came as part of AMLO’s National Development Plan for 2019-2024, read. Mexico’s current ‘prohibitionist strategy is unsustainable,’ it argued.

    “The document says that ending prohibition is ‘the only real possibility’ to address the problem. ‘This should be pursued in a negotiated manner, both in the bilateral relationship with the United States and in the multilateral sphere, within the [United Nations] U.N.,’ it explained.”

    This approach seems to have worked well where it has been tried. Who’s up for it?

    • malthuss May 10, 2019 at 8:47 pm #

      Only if the presidents or whoever cam still make money from sales.

    • JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 9:07 pm #

      Elrond

      We have living samples of what happens when drugs have been legalized, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, LA, San Diego, and Denver are prime examples.

      Legalize drugs and the US turns into a government dependent, mass of inebriated society, exactly what the Communists want.

      By the way, do you think the cartels think much of the Mexican presidents idea. He better be paying his secret service folks well.

      The drug problem in the US is THE cause of the southern border problem and a lot of the political problems in the US. The
      Left represents many areas of the US that consider intoxication with drugs as a way of life.

      I, for one, want no part of legalization of drugs and the social downslide that will occur.

      • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 12:47 am #

        I just heard on the radio that the poverty line for a family of four in SF is 120k due to the high cost of living

        • benr May 11, 2019 at 10:45 am #

          That’s about right in Los Angeles and San Diego as well.
          Low rent is $2,000 a month.
          Electric bills are $200 a month, cable averaged about $150, gas is $4.00 a gallon, water is $300 every two months. Food is outrageous as well.
          A bad happy meal at McDonalds is almost 9 bucks.
          They are squeezing Californians right on out of the state.
          The house across the street from me had six people living in it and the one to the south of me had up to twelve people all with cars over a decade old and barely running.
          Won’t be long everyone will be living in hippie communes again.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

            This is what democrats call progress.

    • Tate May 10, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

      No way. Marijuana is a gateway drug. From the article:

      “Decriminalizing all drugs is not a perspective that is widely advocated or discussed in Washington. This week though, Denver became the first city in the country to pass a ballot measure to fully decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, commonly known as magic mushrooms or simply shrooms.”

      What will it be next? Cocaine? Heroin? LDS? No thanks. We have enough crazy people as it is.

      • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 10:00 pm #

        “What will it be next? … LDS? … We have enough crazy people as it is.”

        I hate to break it to you, Tate, but mind-warping LDS is already legal.

        • Tate May 10, 2019 at 10:13 pm #

          I’m aware of that. Stuck it in for laffs.

        • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 10:16 pm #

          LDS? Latter Day Saints? Why are we picking on the Mormons?

          • JimInFlorida May 10, 2019 at 10:39 pm #

            Tate meant “LSD.” The psychedelic stuff that Timothy Leary made famous.

          • Farmer McGregor May 10, 2019 at 10:48 pm #

            I knew that. I just wanted to get in on the nonsense.
            And I’m a bit like old Q; sloppy typos, misspellings, and bad grammar bug me so I’m inclined to pick on it.

          • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 10:57 pm #

            I just like trading Mormons.

            Good people, but their religion is bonkers.

          • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 10:57 pm #

            Teasing*

          • Tate May 10, 2019 at 10:58 pm #

            Two farmers picking on my typos? What are you guys farming?

          • benr May 11, 2019 at 10:46 am #

            Colorado just decriminalized possession of Magic mushrooms.

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 12:24 pm #

            Nope. City & County of Denver just decriminalized magic mushroom (see my post above).

            But Colorado is only 10 minutes from Denver.

          • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm #

            But Colorado is only 10 minutes from Denver.” –Tate

            Spit coffee from that one! I’m 1.5 hours north of Denver and my neighbors are growing hemp for CBD oil — big money in it. The commercial pot growers are around as well, but keep a low profile since their business is done entirely in cash. The banks won’t process their money for fear of the feds (federal law still bans pot). I’m told stories of iron cargo containers parked in inconspicuous places full of cash…

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 6:41 pm #

            I have some in my medicine cabinet. What a waste of $$! No discernible pain relief that I can detect. I get better results from acetaminaphen. You must be in Weld county.

          • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 8:46 pm #

            Larimer. Quickly becoming the new Boulder County in terms of being thoroughly Californicated.

      • EvelynV May 12, 2019 at 8:28 am #

        Tate

        You are naive beyond redemption. I know literally hundreds of pot users, ones who have been users since the 60’s and ones who’ve only come out about their use of it since it became legal. In fact I’ve been totally amazed at how many of the latter it turns out there are.

        None, zero of the people in that circle of friends and acquaintances have gone beyond the use of marijuana. Check that, a few have admitted use of cocaine for brief intervals of time back in the olden days but no one I know was ever a hard core user. Back when cocaine was apparently the hottest thing going I had the chance to sample it a few times and absolutely failed to understand why it became the rage it did for a while.

        Psychedelics is a whole different animal from all the rest. It used to be commonly called a mind expanding drug and I can tell you with certainty it was precisely that and more. It is such that no one becomes or wants to become a habitual user. There is a reason why it is regarded as a sacred medicine by those who properly use it.

        People who lump it in with all the other “bad” drugs are only revealing their utter and complete ignorance on the subject.

        You should take a little time to find out more why it is finally beginning to find advocates in the world of medicine and psychology.

        • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:49 am #

          This explains SO much about your ravings and delusions!
          Keeping eating that blotter its doing wonders for you.

        • Tate May 12, 2019 at 12:10 pm #

          Evie, you say you know “literally hundreds of pot users,” what are you, an educator? Politician?

          Anyway, how would you know how many have gone beyond the use of marijuana? Would they tell you? Highly unlikely. Self-reporting on drug use has been shown to be seriously flawed, especially among minorities.

          Many years ago, I dropped LDS, merely to see if it actually expanded my mind. It didn’t. I went around drooling making ridiculous statements to colleagues for a few days & that was about it. The funny thing is, I knew at the same time that I was making those ridiculous statements, that they were ridiculous, & yet I believed them all the same! If that’s mind-expansion, no thanks.

          The state of Colorado is in serious crisis right now because of the marijuania use. I do believe that because of the semi-psychotic state it puts users in, that it had something to do with electing our current hard-core leftist governor. It ain’t funny, McGee!

          And now I’d like to wish all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! And that includes every last single one of you, regardless of race, creed, color, or religion!

          Eat a lot of sugar today, Mom! It’s a drug but it’s your special day!

          youtube.com/watch?v=bRvEHn6fKWE

    • elysianfield May 11, 2019 at 12:41 am #

      “Who’s up for it?”

      Elrond, Count me in. Let’s get it over with.

      #whatthehellhaveyougottolose….

  37. JohnAZ May 10, 2019 at 9:21 pm #

    The wife and I did a cruise to Alaska over the last couple of weeks. Beautiful, cold and wet. And yes, we saw whales.

    I talked to a lot of folks in the dining rooms and lounges. The ship was filled with about 80% Californians, of which half were Asian. Of the folks we talked to, how many would you guess were Leftist nuts that California is known for? None! All ten or so were folks that hate to see what the Leftist have done to their state, and ALL of them are trying to get out of California. Target states, Texas, Arizona.

    As I previously stated, these folks are very afraid of what their state has become, drug infested, poor, filthy and the folks in the new ghettoes are not all from Latin countries.

    America, look in the mirror, you are becoming disgusting.

    • Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 10:02 pm #

      It’s the left that has to look in the mirror, John. Clearly, they aren’t ready.

    • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:52 am #

      John being a native I can attest to the fear and disappointment in California and the deep desire to find a better place to live.
      My issue is I like to surf and walk trails and California has some good surf and wonderful hiking trails.
      I should not be forced out by the insane policies of leftist transplants.

  38. Pucker May 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm #

    There’s a photo of Beto with 5 seemingly pubescent white girls wearing pink t shirts that read “I Stand with Planned Parenthood” on his Twitter Account.

    The only issue that many Millennial White girls care about is the Right to an Abortion. Contrariwise, a lot of girls will try to trap the man by getting knocked up. Many young black males seem very angry because they don’t know who their fathers are. And then you have the white girls who get knocked up, but then expect the bloke to bring-home-the-bacon AND do the dishes and change the diapers. Weird…. A Stoic would say that this is unreasonable and contrary to Logos because it does not accord with Nature.

    ·
    2h
    Hope you like your new pin
    @BetoORourke
    !
    @DartmouthPPGA
    is pinking out every candidate event in Hanover and I couldn’t be more proud these ? activists. #FITN #NHPolitics

  39. Farmer Joe May 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

    Homelessness, drug addiction, high crime, inept (and likely corrupt) governance, high risk for plague, and now we can add to the list gang violence!

    komonews.com/news/local/at-least-2-hurt-in-central-district-shooting

    This is what bad government looks like.

    • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 9:32 am #

      EvelynV, jdhines, the above is why I don’t support democrats. We’ve had decades of deem leadership in Washington state and Seattle is the proof in the pudding. You’re nuts if you think Bernie “BS” Sanders has a solution for you.

      • benr May 12, 2019 at 9:54 am #

        Just nuts nothing to do with Bernie Sanders and his tired old Communist plans.

  40. Pucker May 10, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

    Beto….

    This Week
    @ThisWeekABC
    ·
    4h
    With his eyes on climate change, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke unveils a sweeping $5 trillion plan with significant federal action aimed at achieving net-zero emissions in the United States by 2050 and to be halfway there by 2030 (link: abcn.ws/2VuhJoI) abcn.ws/2VuhJoI

  41. 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 11:12 pm #

    Mental constructs are bedrock.
    The bones of existence whereupon hangs the fleshed out interpretations.
    When you show one that they do not exist.
    Their world collapses.
    Into an abyss
    Because as I said, it’s the foundation.
    Without foundation is void
    In the void
    Where
    It
    Is

    • 100th Avatar May 10, 2019 at 11:23 pm #

      Homeless are often addicts.
      Yet, I met one, one time, who became an addict after the loss.
      Not to cope with the predicament as you would expect.
      To cope with the reality.
      The freedom.
      He worked in Alaskan canneries in spring and
      tent camped as a vagabond in the Otay scrub come winter.
      Alone.
      No family.
      Just he and existence.
      It breaks men.
      He left the constructs.
      It tempered him.
      And it broke him
      He understood the way plane.
      The wavelength.’
      But it caught up to him.
      There is only one way to unknow
      To suppress
      Substance
      Or death

  42. Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:24 am #

    amren.com/news/2019/05/biden-flashback-d-c-schools-worse-than-iowa-because-of-high-black-population/

    Old Joe aint as dumb as he looks. And that’s gonna cost him. A few people might even refuse to vote for him if he gets the Democratic nomination just because he’s an utter hypocrite.

  43. BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 1:24 am #

    There’s the question of his age.

    It’d be like, a century ago, a Civil War veteran was running for president in 1920.

    The time for Joe Biden has come and gone. It just shows how shallow the Democratic Party bench is. Its Biden, who has gravitas from almost 50 years in the senate; behind him a bunch of nobodies and lightweights.

    There was a Senator Warren from Ohio who served in the Civil War and was in the Senate when WW1 rolled around, that’s the closest correlation I could find. For God’s sake the world has moved on since Joe Biden graduated from HS in 1960 and Chubby Checker was on the radio singing ‘Doin the Twist’.

    Brh

    • montsegur May 11, 2019 at 5:21 am #

      Brh, I hear you. I’m getting up there in years, but the political crew today makes me feel like a spring chicken in comparison.

      But I fear those who will follow into politics. Get ready for a lot more Betos.

      Cheers

    • hmuller May 11, 2019 at 5:56 pm #

      You know, I never could work a hoola-hoop. If Joe Biden could, it would be the first thing about him that’s impressed me.

  44. Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:24 am #

    dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7010867/Parents-boy-eight-sue-school-teacher-wrongly-assumed-transgende…

    Madness on steroids. Madness of the End Times. Boy was having digestive problems and had asked to be able to use the faculty restroom. His teacher went ahead and assumed he was having a gender conflict and that’s why he wasn’t using the boy’s room. So she started giving him private coaching on gender transformation, even going as far as plotting his transition process – all without informing his parents.

    This is a religion as Mr Kunstler has theorized. And the transformation is a sacrament. Just as having or adopting a Black child is a sacrament of another allied, instersectional gnostic cult.

    • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 8:19 am #

      Wow. That’s something even Orwell nor Huxley thought of. Probably Huxley came the closest.

      Brh

    • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 8:40 am #

      Janos! SSL! SHOTS FIRED. A BIG YouTube gun finally said, That’s it! This is WAR! Queue up your reverb sound effect and add in where applicable.

      A YouTube channel named, ChuckE2009, is based on a welder and hobby farmer who started a nothing-channel and built it into a HUGE channel. He taught people how to weld, showed some of the things he made, and made great entertainment by showing his ups and downs with hobby farming.

      He went off script and DARED to read the entirety of Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto, since nobody else would. THAT caught the attention of YouTube’s PC Police and THEY put him on the kind of notice that his channel is going to be banned.

      ChuckE2009 threw off the restraints and let loose with a full broadsides against TPTB and YouTube and called out THE ENEMY with FULL FORCE! It is GLORIOUS.

      It is already been severely restricted so, download it first as an .mp3 to save and THEN WATCH IT before it goes down. It is 8:40AM EDST so, it may not be up for long. WATCH IT NOW and CELEBRATE. Shots fired! Shots fired! thoughtcrime alert!

      THEY’RE DELETING MY CHANNEL
      (ChuckE2009)

      youtube.com/watch?v=oFMG-YAiePU&lc=z233ed4obmmltfhrl04t1aokglvuw0saywaqqqsxuudjrk0h00410&s…

      • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 10:47 am #

        The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate or offensive to some audiences

      • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 10:54 am #

        Where is the manifesto?

        • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 5:36 pm #

          malthuss. Chuck’s reading of the full manifesto is still up at this moment.

          “THEY BANNED THIS BOOK – So Let’s Read It Together!!!”

          youtu.be/vMbGPXgbryI

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 2:05 pm #

        Thanks Jim, but my West Coast time and late rising at that made me miss it. If you ever see it again, please post.

  45. montsegur May 11, 2019 at 4:11 am #

    Reply to TPTB-USA.

    Thanks for the URLs. I noted with interest his best work appeared to be the article from 1996. I wonder if his critical faculties have suffered under 20-odd years of distracto-tainment to which we have all since then been subjected. I know mine have …

    His talk of finances goes over my head. But I will note this from personal experience of traveling in Europe since the Wall fell: for what is purportedly an open-borders free-trade union, there has been remarkably little cross-border “fertilization” — meaning the vast bulk of a given country’s products are not found in the other countries.

    I’ll believe Europe is more integrated when I can find croissants in Poland that taste like those in France, or Polska Kielbasa in France that tastes like the genuine Polish article. I’ll believe in the EU dream when I can shop for a type of product in any country and have a selection of like products to choose from all the countries in the EU. To date, that is not the case. Such product “exporting” is limited in scope, and the privilege of only a couple of the EU players.

    What has happened is that mostly German, and a few French, firms have dropped huge anchor retail establishments in the other EU countries. Thus, it is easy to find German tools and machines of various kinds in many EU countries … but the big competitor for those German machines comes not from within the EU … but China. So what should one say, “Great union, EU!” ? From my admittedly pedestrian viewpoint, it is more like a dysfunctional union.

    I get the sense from Armstrong, that while he may be correct on the drift of financial issues and situations, that he is not so interested in the political, social, and historical origins driving the EU approach to business and finance. The opposite case holds for me, and I contend the EU approach to business and finance is a consequence of politics, society, and history.

    IMO, the EU was meant to weaken the influence of traditional national agendas, but it has failed to do so. It has failed because this weakening of national agendas has been selectively applied, with countries like France and Germany being largely exempted. Thus, a sort of reborn continental system has emerged with the power mostly concentrated in Berlin and the remainder going to Paris.

    The Euro is a topic of its own. Put briefly, while it serves valuable financial purposes, it is also a control measure, as Greece and Cyprus so painfully discovered. How curious it is that European “mainstream” media evinces so little interest in the Euro’s use as a financial cudgel.

    Cheers

  46. SoftStarLight May 11, 2019 at 4:18 am #

    Do we really have a true constitutional government here in the US? Despite all of the civic and political rituals that are acted out on a routine basis to make the masses feel “represented” it appears like most of the actual power in the country is in the hands of an oligarchy of the uber wealthy and ultra connected. The wheels of government and law enforcement turn at the direction and for the benefit of these oligarchs and robber barrons. These same people have the privilege of being above the law and thus in their view the law can simply be used as a means to an end rather than the deliberate and careful execution of justice. The corruption of the system is thorough and irreversible. Are there any other reasons a nation with a consitutional form of government would prioritize the needs and dreams of foreign nationals high above those of its own citizeny? The disorder, disunity and chaos will have to be addressed very very soon should we wish to keep any semblance of a society. The Judge, when he arrives will call martial law, suspend the constitution, commence punishment of all those who sold out their people and nation, and expel all invaders. What other way is there around it? Or we disappear into history.

    • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 6:07 am #

      SSL – This was written in response to your boo-hooing on the previous blog that no one was responding to you anymore. It sounds cruel but the first step you need to take to help yourself is to admit how messed up in the head you are so with that I make this therapeutic offering…

      SSL – you come across as a vapid bimbo. Non-stop obsequious cooing to let other bigots know how wonderful they are and how you agree with whatever some recent nonsensical utterance of theirs is. Your ever presence of this board suggesting someone with not much of a life going on in her lonely trailer. Your recent self praising screed announcing your cleverness with words etc the final ingredient to produce the quickening it took to firm up of the pudding of antipathy for you.

      Scratchy has his red faced Beelzebub, you should copy him with a similar image of a female Jabba the Hut with rollers in her hair.

      • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 9:46 am #

        “It sounds cruel but the first step you need to take to help yourself is to admit how messed up in the head you are…”

        Wow, talk about hypocrisy. What did Jesus say, SSL? Something like don’t worry about the sliver in your neighbor’s eye, worry about the plank in your eye, then help your neighbor.

        EV, you are the pot calling the kettle black.

        • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 11:08 am #

          Farmer Joe

          Couldn’t agree with you more. The kettle IS black. The pot is black. In this place I’m surrounded by cast iron cookware (same as at home) and the sooner I can break myself of coming here the better off we’ll all be, especially me cuz for many of the rest of you pots and pans it seems hopeless. Maybe today is the day I can do it.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 12:05 pm #

            Finally two things we can agree on! I’m really looking forward to the day you get sick of me and walk away, Ev. 🙂

            And, yes, I agree, Jesus is most likely fictional.

            My opinion is that religion is a positive delusion. Positive in that it can help one to gain character and virtue, or provide comfort during hardship. Delusion in that it isn’t based in reality.

        • EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 11:14 am #

          p.s. The Jesus story is a myth. Full of absurdities, no historical back-up. The story is a clone of numerous cockamamie stories made up before his so called story. Every goat herding cultures before the Romans had their version with practically the same particulars. I’m sure you’ve heard of the Egyptian’s Horus by now so I won’t bother giving you the details.

          • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 4:38 pm #

            Leaving aside the defense of any so-called ‘christian’ religion (I’m not a fan of such), the statement that “The Jesus story is a myth” (by EvelynV) is one of the most brainlessly inaccurate piles of horseshit ever posted on this site. The historical reality of Jesus of Nazareth is orders of magnitude more verifiable than either Plato or Aristotle. He is the single most studied individual in western culture. Historical and archaeological data abound.

            Do your homework, Ev. You embarrass yourself with such ignorant idiocy.

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 1:38 am #

            Thank you. Whether or not you believe in the divinity of Christ there is still convincing evidence of His existence.

            theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/14/what-is-the-historical-evidence-that-jesus-christ-lived-and-died

          • EvelynV May 12, 2019 at 1:54 am #

            Farmer McGregor

            Notable that despite your frenzied histrionic response you couldn’t cite a single credible piece of documentation to support the Jesus myth.

            Corroborative evidence of Jesus’ life outside those who had a vested interest in promoting him is so slight that most reputable scholars doubted he ever existed. The notable ‘Jesus’ document of Josephus is known to be a third century forgery and forgery in support of religious claims was very common at that time, but there are no other authentic first hand accounts which have come down from that time. Te alleged Jesus wasn’t the only charismatic preacher of his time, there were quite a number and many of them had equally impressive miracles associated with them, and that is documented BTW. If you didn’t perform, or were not believed to have performed your quota of miracles then no-one would bother with you. Historical accuracy the way we understand it to-day is itself a modern fad. People routinely wrote up first person accounts of events even if they weren’t there themselves on the basis that God wouldn’t let them lie.This is common knowledge in theological seminaries who are honest about such things.
            ?This view extended to the writers of the original synoptic gospels. The first of these was written in Rome by Mark in AD 70 and contains references which date it. This Mark was not the one who supposedly knew Jesus but was a follower of Paul, and he had a problem. If Jesus died on a Roman Cross how was he going to sell this to the Romans? They were hardly going to take to the supposed teachings of someone who had rebelled against the Romans, so the appalling calumny that the Jewish Sanhedrin were ultimately responsible and persuaded Pilate to crucify a man he regarded as innocent. The historical consequences have set Christian against Jew for thousands of years and yet there is no historical evidence it was true, outside the so-called synoptic gospels. they all say the same thing but there is a good reason for that. Matthew’s gospel (about AD 80 written in Alexandria) was largely copied from Mark, as was Luke’s (probably from Matthew rather than Mark but there is some scholarly dispute about this) Johns’ gospel (2nd century AD, well away from the main events) is actually an amalgamation of two documents, according to A Q Morton who, apart from being a clergyman himself and a WW2 codebreaker, was a reputable forensic examiner of documents and proved ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ in a well-publicised case in Manchester in the 1960s that a Police inspector had falsified a logbook using exactly the same methods as he applied to John. Morton can even show you where the joins are. Needless to say, historicity goes out of the window.

          • Tate May 12, 2019 at 2:46 am #

            Have you ever even studied at a seminary EvelynV? Or better yet, have you ever gone to the original sources to confirm what you’re so certain of? Yes, modern Biblical scholarship has done a lot to undercut the narrative. We can agree on that. But if we never believed in anything greater than what we can verify within our own experience, what a poorer world this would be.

          • Farmer Joe May 12, 2019 at 9:41 am #

            FM, I’m off the same opinion as Ev on this matter. Can you provide some hard facts that Jesus existed?

          • Farmer Joe May 12, 2019 at 10:01 am #

            Oops, posted that before I saw your guardian article, SSL. I did read it. Most of it was review, but I was unaware of the claims that Pliny and Tacitus had written about JC. What I learned after researching those claims is that they are considered highly controversial in terms of legitimacy. Likely the accounts are either forgeries or confusion based on other messianic Jewish ideas.

            Here is an excerpt from a book I found informative:

            truthbeknown.com/pliny.htm

        • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:40 pm #

          Wrong again, Jose. Christ came as a Suffering Servant – but He will return as a Conquering King. Mel Gibson and a guy named St John (Revelations, hello?) said so.

          And His Forerunner, the Righteous King (or Kings) will be like unto Him – a Dread Judge.

          Our Nation and Civilization have failed. Only radical surgery can save the patient at this point. That means Martial Law and War against all Enemies within and without. If we don’t do it first, the Communists will do it to us. And they won’t hesitate, being made of much stronger stuff than people like you.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 1:22 pm #

            “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 1:58 am #

            That is a beautiful verse Joe. And yes, Christ will govern the earth as a Prince of Peace. But Janos is right. When He returns He will manifest as a Man of War to remove all that prevents peace.

            From Revelations 19:11-15 (KJV)

            And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

          • Farmer Joe May 12, 2019 at 9:38 am #

            Maybe, the problem with quoting revs is that it’s allegorical.

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 12:53 pm #

            But Joe, whether or not it is allegory, it is still the case that Christ at the Second Coming is depicted as the Man of War. Just confirming that is the case and not something fabricated out of thin air. And you are correct in that other references depict the Prince of Peace.

      • SoftStarLight May 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

        Evelyn, it seems like you are kinda becoming a stalker. Perhaps you shouldn’t read my posts if they are so triggering to you. And really, I wasn’t talking to you in the first place. So please do enjoy your day and leave me out of your outbursts.

    • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 8:42 am #

      SSL! Janos! SHOTS FIRED! A BIG YouTube gun finally said, That’s it! This is WAR! Queue up your reverb sound effect and add in where applicable.

      A YouTube channel named, ChuckE2009, is based on a welder and hobby farmer who started a nothing-channel and built it into a HUGE channel. He taught people how to weld, showed some of the things he made, and made great entertainment by showing his ups and downs with hobby farming.

      He went off script and DARED to read the entirety of Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto, since nobody else would. THAT caught the attention of YouTube’s PC Police and THEY put him on the kind of notice that his channel is going to be banned.

      ChuckE2009 threw off the restraints and let loose with a full broadsides against TPTB and YouTube and called out THE ENEMY with FULL FORCE! It is GLORIOUS.

      It is already been severely restricted so, download it first as an .mp3 to save and THEN WATCH IT before it goes down. It is 8:40AM EDST so, it may not be up for long. WATCH IT NOW and CELEBRATE. Shots fired! Shots fired! thoughtcrime alert!

      THEY’RE DELETING MY CHANNEL
      (ChuckE2009)

      youtube.com/watch?v=oFMG-YAiePU&lc=z233ed4obmmltfhrl04t1aokglvuw0saywaqqqsxuudjrk0h00410&s…

      • SoftStarLight May 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

        Looks like the web page has been taken down Jim. YouTube has been removing White Nationalists and conservatives generally at a dizzying pace as of late. Unfortunately it is only to be expected since the media and big tech are tightly controlled. So much for free speech.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:34 pm #

          They took down Chateau Heartiste last night. The Chateau has been an Oasis for years now, combining both Men’s rights and White Nationalism (the two cannot be separated) into a delightful and heady brew, served up by Heartiste, a master brewer and wordsmith.

          They intend to turn the internet into a field where sheep can get fat with commercialism and canned opinions. But for the Shepherds, nothing….

          • SoftStarLight May 11, 2019 at 2:04 pm #

            Wow unbelievable! That’s why the radical surgery you mention above must happen. As if sheep can lead themselves!

          • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 5:33 pm #

            Janos and SSL, the link still works. Perhaps it’s not available unless you sign in and have established that you’re over 18.

            At any rate, ignore the THOUGHTCRIME WARNING and click “Continue.” Trust me, it is worth a few extra clicks to watch!

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 6:48 pm #

            My God! You’re right. Heartiste is gone. For those who follow him, I noticed the other day that Blackpilled.com (Devon Stack) has also been taken down. Dark days.

    • Nightowl May 11, 2019 at 5:54 pm #

      Lax campaign finance laws/Citizens United destroyed that entirely. We are ruled by international corporations.

  47. EvelynV May 11, 2019 at 5:59 am #

    From Zero Hedge, that bastion of liberal propaganda…

    BTW – Nice job showing us how to get it done Trump, you fat oaf. Really stuck it to China. Or was it other way around. How’s your bung hole?

    “The malignant manatee threatens the planet with fire and brimstone
    We have Pompeo, a malignant manatee looking to start wars in which he will not risk his flabby amorphous ass also parading his Christianity. Bolton, a mean sonofabitch who belongs in a strait jacket, at least doesn’t pose as someone having a soul. And the Golden Tufted Cockatoo, too weak to control those around him, preening and tweeting. God save us.

    Fred Reed

    The term “malignant manatee” is not from me, the brilliant Fred Reed came up with this one, but I can only fully endorse it because it fits. Perfectly. And our malignant manatee sure is on a roll! Just this week he managed to threaten Venezuela, Iran, and even Russia and China together. I think that it is high time to declare that Pompeo is a bona fide nutcase, a dangerous, arrogant and ignorant psychopath whose crazy statements represent a direct threat to the entire planet. Not to say that his pal Bolton is any less crazy. Now combine these two rabid thugs with the spineless “Golden Tufted Cockatoo” (to use Fred Reed’s equally hilarious but accurate characterization) and you see that the planet is in big, big trouble.”

    • Ol' Scratch May 11, 2019 at 7:53 am #

      Have to agree with all of this. Trump’s continued support of Bolton and Pompeo are indicative of his poor decision making and totally unforgivable for someone who ran on the now laughable idea of being a genuine alternative to the DC swamp. He’s flailing and out of control now – a mere puppet – just like the MICC boys like ’em. It’s also indicative, however, that in spite of all their smoke and bluster, the Dems haven’t removed him yet. As usual, they’re all bark and no bite. Call them Yellow Dogs for that big yellow stripe they’ve got running down their backs.

    • Q. Shtik May 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm #

      To steal a page from Fred’s book…….

      Q. to Cease Corrections (or have his ass handed to him). CFN in Mourning, Stocks Fall

  48. AKlein May 11, 2019 at 7:13 am #

    There certainly is a crisis, all right. Largely a financial crisis, I believe, and our host JHK has pointed that out rather often. All this political theater is just a smoke screen to cover the fact that we are rapidly approaching the bitter-end consequences of financialization. What I fear is that war will be the answer to this pickle of a problem. That’s usually the way it goes – certainly has been in the past. Only this time, with all the new mega-weapons, all bets are off whether anyone gets out alive. We are fast approaching the “kick over the chessboard” solution, I fear. We should all hope my fear is unfounded. I sure hope so.

    • Ol' Scratch May 11, 2019 at 7:45 am #

      Looking more and more likely that the neocons, lead by Bolton, Pompeo and company this time out, will finally get that bright shiny new war in Iran they’ve always dreamed of. Especially after getting sand rudely kicked in their face in Venezuela, the US MICC’s flagging self-esteem needs some bolstering that only a good old fashioned missile and bombing war can provide.

  49. FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 8:13 am #

    Communism, Red Spring and Black Spring

    What is communism? Just in one phrase. Could you tell me?

    Communism is the emancipation and awakening in each person of his higher creative abilities.

    Put it in double frame. Communism has no any other meaning.

    As Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, the trouble is not whether they live poorly or richly, the problem is that Mozart is killed in each one of them.

    No one can encroach on this dream. This dream inspired Marx. And no matter how much you read the classic Marx, it is clear that it inspired him, Lenin, Engels – everyone.

    And all their followers.

    A horrendous blow to that dream was struck by Khrushchev. His crime of exposing the personality cult of Stalin is less in character than his crime with the program of the XXII Congress of the Soviet Communist Party, when he reduced this entire communism to hamburger-communism and said that it was the satiation and abundance for each person.

    Now let’s look at every word.

    It is easy to liberate higher creative abilities, although it is incredibly difficult at the same time.

    Because they are present in every single one of us.

    And they are just being held back by something. You broke the chains – and they come to the surface. You gave a push in the form of education – and they come to the surface. It is necessary to remove the barriers between higher education (not in the sense of higher vs secondary, but in the sense of the highest quality of education given to everyone, free of charge, requiring from every one exertion to the limit of their capacity)

    It is necessary to put people in a climate in which they will not constantly be hostile to each other. We need to give them some level of living. So that they can achieve to their highest capacity. And liberate their creative abilities.

    Marx and Lafargue argued about what is more important: labor which could liberate these abilities, or free time. There was a dispute about this, but with emancipation everything was clear. And with awakening everything is much more complicated.

    Awakening in every person … it is generally an assault on a lot. Do you think that these higher creative abilities are in each and everyone?

    Yes, the Communists believed that they are.

    Communism is a society in which everyone is a genius.

    And finally, what are these higher creative abilities? There is a lot of arguing. But in principle, this formula is absolute. And there will be no tomorrow’s communism outside of it.

    Now let’s see how this formula of humanization (for it was believed that a person is not yet complete until all this has been done; this is only a pre-person; and here is another step beyond this threshold, and there will be complete humanization) is connected with God, where the question is not how to save the soul, so that it fits into paradise, but so that this higher energy, synergy, awakens God in man.

    God knows, I apologize for the tautology, it is not very far from each other.

    In Latin America, in the 60s, there was a conceptual fusion of the idea of such an awakening and the emancipation of man – the communist-Marxist idea and a Christian idea.

    And it is called Liberation Theology. Like any other idea, it belongs to your time. And much can be added, changed; much is still controversial here. I just want to say that in Latin America in the 60s it became clear: the conceptualization of such a synthesis is needed.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberation_theology

    And in Italy in 1944-43-42, during the guerrilla war waged by the communists against the Mussolini government, then against the Germans, at that moment there was no time for a conceptual synthesis of Christianity and communism.

    These were tough Stalin times.

    The Communist Party of Italy was in the orbit of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, i.e. Stalinist dry pragmatism. But there were too many Christians. And too willingly, these Christians recognized the brothers in the Communists and went to meet them. And there was a war. And it was impossible to refuse this incoming movement.

    Therefore, there could be no prohibition of being a communist and at the same time receiving communion in the Italian Communist Party. Therefore, secular communists sang about the Red Banner, Bandiera Rossa. And the communists, who saw communism as it was seen by people talking about God, sang about Rossa Primavera, about Red Spring.

    Because in the end, the Christian dream of this emancipation and revival, and the communist dream, are very close.

    Bandiera Rossa:
    youtube.com/watch?v=hAXoGxLx6yk

    Rossa Primavera
    youtube.com/watch?v=e9V71oaCKyI

    Rossa Primavera is Easter.

    Louis Aragon, very close to the Communists, spoke of the people: “And what you mean, we will understand on Easter Day”

    That liberation and awakening is the property of spring. And the fact that the emancipation and awakening occurs not of anything, but of the higher creative abilities, makes this spring Red.

    • Ol' Scratch May 11, 2019 at 10:15 am #

      Communism is largely an intellectual response to capitalist imperialism, which was already metastasizing in the early to mid-19th century. Unfortunately it appeals to man’s higher nature, which any good capitalist knows is easily bought off. Pure communism and/or socialism is probably not realistic (they’ve never actually been tried yet), but pure capitalism in its most virulent forms now appear to be inevitable; as in, once capitalism is adopted it can’t be controlled. Marx thought the way through this conundrum was to first let capitalism fail of its own accord, after which socialism would naturally flourish in the aftermath. It remains to be seen whether that idea is viable either, as good capitalists all prefer hoarding and scorched earth policies be implemented just prior to a systemic meltdown, just as we’re seeing today.

      • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 10:36 am #

        Capitalism will outlive socialism. Capitalism is naturally self reinforcing. You invest a dollar, you get two dollars. You invest two dollars, you get for, etc. Socialism is parasitic by comparison. It needs a host to feed off of and cannot survive outside of a capitalist system.

        • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 10:44 am #

          ” You invest a dollar, you get two dollars. You invest two dollars, you get for, etc.”

          But how long can that last, Farmer Joe, in a context of diminishing resources? Unless you have infinite growth, which is impossible, either you won’t get two dollars or you’ll get two dollars that aren’t worth what they used to be. Which is kinda the proposition of this entire website.

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 10:45 am #

            When it’s not dragged into the quagmire of racial obsessions, that is.

          • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 10:56 am #

            dragged into the quagmire of racial obsessions, !!!!!!

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 11:17 am #

            I imagine that no matter what happens people will need food. To buy that food you will have to pay a competent farmer a price that is profitable. Now it is true that his farm has limits ecologically and geographically, so that dollar multiplier can only grow so far in any given context. I’m not arguing for unlimited expansion. I am arguing for a fair ROI for doing a job. That will always happen or humanity will starve. Agriculture, even outside of the context of money is capitalistic. If you take good care of your plants, then they yield good seed and your effort is multiplied. The same is true with livestock. Capitalism is the name of the game!

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:22 am #

            That is the point I tried to make with wild horses which did not work out so well down below.

            The system that we have does not fit the actual facts of our reality. It will not distribute goods and services in a equitable way as limits kick in. The foundations on which our society is build are flawed and the structure we now have will crash down if the foundation is not fixed.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:23 am #

            Tamed capitalism is the name of the game!

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 11:25 am #

            I don’t disagree with you on a micro level, Farmer Joe. I just don’t know how the rapacious macro version we have can carry on much longer. It’s already based on smoke and mirrors and we can’t get off the merry go round because of the debt we’re drowning in (not me personally, thank goodness – I’m more your ‘steady-state’ kind of person 🙂 ).

            Even going ‘steady state’ and building in assumptions about diminishing resources requires the creditors to be placated.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 11:54 am #

            I agree with both of you, GA and K Dog.

        • SoftStarLight May 11, 2019 at 1:03 pm #

          Capitalism will lead to destruction. Its natural function is to centralize power into the hands of the few. Those who have power will subvert free societies in order to maintain and increase their wealth and power. This is the downfall of the West as we have known it. Only a system that protects the collective from the craven robber barrons can save us. Otherwise we remain expendable pawns.

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 1:44 pm #

            You seem to be imputing base motives to the littlest Trump and others, SSL, Unless you mean robber barons 🙂 .

            But who knows. He may be a chip of the old block…

          • SoftStarLight May 11, 2019 at 2:10 pm #

            Oh my thank you Alba :-)! Yes barons rather than barrons. But since Trump is ignoring his campaign promises he must be in cahoots with them. I hope he isn’t training Barron in his ways!

        • Ol' Scratch May 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

          Capitalism is naturally self reinforcing.

          Actually, capitalism always eats its seedcorn and implodes due to unbridled greed, and its own natural parasitic instincts are currently strangling what’s left of the world’s economy. The exponential growth debt equation virtually guarantees it. The better question is whether or not either system will survive for the long term. I don’t think it’s in the cards.

          • AKlein May 12, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

            If I had my druthers, I would opt for laissez faire capitalism. Then one comes to discover that one man’s downstream is another man’s upstream. This discovery shows that socialism not so much a choice as a consequence, regardless of preferences, if one values fairness, of course.. Socialism certainly has its faults, no question about that. Perhaps rather than arguing about whether socialism can work, we ought to try to make it work in a social framework that demands responsibility rather than focusing so much on rights. I don’t perceive any other alternative.

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 7:24 pm #

            I agree. Our society focuses too much on individual rights and tends to minimize the importance of social responsibilities and accountability. The problem is coming into agreement on what responsibilities citizens have. The more diverse and dispersed a society is the more difficult that task becomes it would seem.

      • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:11 am #

        Right left back forth up down commie running dog imperialist.

        It seems to me after enduring the nonsense of these terms for decades is that people who bring these things up (present company excepted, are socially signaling and that is all. Their interest is in promoting themselves in a flipped, I’ll call, satanic, form of virtue signalling improve social standing. Deep discussion is never the intent.

        It is never someone who brings up making the world a better place as is the impression received (so naturally scratch would have to be excluded, no offense, it is the natural order of things) would suggest.

        The intent is always a blanket condemnation of the ‘other side’ to make the originating speaker look superior and a voice willing to claim some unearned authority. The truth is all ideological constructs concerning how people organize their affairs have merits and problems which a real substantive discussion would try and probe out. But that is not the intent.

        Anyway Marx experienced the grade school bully. The bully we know is way more grown up. He have the high school dropout. The capitalist bully that Marx knew evolved so many of Marx’s criticisms which were appropriate at his time and place are no longer valid. But new criticisms of our capitalism are valid or the system is perfect and we know it is not.

        Unbridled capitalism in a world of limits is not going to work. American capitalism is a wild horse galloping away with our future. As a horse imposes its moods and ways on man, dog, field, and forest, we need a trained cutter horse of a government not the wild untamed daemon of one we have now. A government trained to serve the herd.

        • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:15 am #

          I’ll call, satanic, form of virtue signalling <btoimprove social standing. Deep discussion is never the intent.

          We have the high school dropout.

          Bad typos.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:16 am #

            to improve social standing.

        • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 11:58 am #

          The problem is that too often the shepherd becomes, or is replaced by, the wolf.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

            There’s a stained glass window in England that portrays wolves putting on sheep’s clothing. It’s a pilgrimage stop for Fabian Socialists. They knew what they were doing as did the later Communists of the Continent and Russia. As do our Lords of Political Correctness (our form of Communism).

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

        Well remember, the Capitalists don’t believe in “Capitalism” per se. Adam Smith and competition are just for the droids and suckers. True believers like John Az. I’ve tried to awaken him but he won’t give up his blanket and bottle. Competition is a sin. They are profoundly organized and quite eager to create a Neo-Medieval Order with themselves as the Lords. Communism for the masses and a bit of Capitalism for them. Sure, maybe even a bit of competition – they enjoy the sport of it. But as a central feature? No, of course not. How could anyone ever believe that could be a central feature of any society? The mind reels at the idiocy of these louts (Crowley when learning that Parsons and Hubbard were trying to create a “moon child” with a “scarlet woman”. If only they had had Evie Lynn….).

        • hmuller May 11, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

          I agree. We don’t have true “laissez-faire capitalism”. We have “crony capitalism” a degenerate globalist marriage of corporations and state.

          Example: a true market’s function is to establish fair value where buyers and sellers voluntarily meet at a price.

          Instead, we have government and central bank interference, propping up some markets (stocks, bonds); suppressing prices in other markets (precious metals).

          Is it a coincidence that as the interference with the free market has grown ever more egregious, the chart of wealth accumulation looks like a hockey stick? Most people in the USA are getting poorer or treading water; the top 1% are amassing all the additional wealth.

          And the MSM presstitutes are able to get away with blaming this crime on “capitalism” when it should be blamed on our perverted system of “crony capitalism”.

    • FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 10:29 am #

      If we try to apply the above concept to such idea as a Universal Basic Income, we immediately could see why UBI is a Black Spring as oppose to the Red Spring – it puts a person in a hopeless welfare trap.

      Amazing two Double Basses performance by Lev Weksler of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble-Bee.

      youtube.com/watch?v=kLvC1046t7w

      • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 10:37 am #

        Finca, finally something I understand, and that we can agree on!

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm #

        Yes, far better to live on the streets as an entrepreneur selling shit cakes to other lice ridden beggars.

        Joe agrees with you – the surest proof you are wrong since he gets everything wrong.

        • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 1:15 pm #

          I’ll take that as a compliment, Janos.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 1:40 pm #

            Janos, while I don’t agree with your position, I do respect the fuck out you for having the balls to publicly defend it.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

            Tanks. I’m driving my tank over to your farm. Hope you have one of your own to meet me. If not, well….maybe hide in the well.

            Yeats: “There’s a cure for all things in the Well at Ballykeele (sp?)”. The West Coast of Ireland and Scotland is still charged with power. The last stand of the Little People – who can manifest to any size they desire. They could destroy humanity but they don’t have that kind of hatred. They can’t be bothered and have their own business. They’re content to wait us out in any case. This Age is almost over – the last of the Four so the end of a Cycle.

          • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 2:11 pm #

            That’s a long drive Janos.

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

            He has a very comfortable tank, Farmer Joe. All mod cons. Comes with the Commission.

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 2:17 am #

            LOL…..”I’m driving my tank over to your farm.” It’s a good thing you have shown some respect Joe. You might be ok for now ;-).

          • Farmer Joe May 12, 2019 at 9:25 am #

            It’s not lack of respect that keeps me from believing in white supremacy, SSL. As I’ve said before, I think we have a lot in common in terms of immigration policy. I just don’t buy into the idea that whites are genetically superior. I don’t see it, and nothing has been presented that would convince me otherwise.

          • Farmer Joe May 12, 2019 at 9:35 am #

            Fair enough? Can we have a friendly disagreement or do I need to seriously consider acquiring a Kalashnikov and body armor, and filling a police report for death threats?

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

            Oh Joe it was a joke! Of course we can have friendly disagreements. It keeps things interesting don’t you think? I would not argue myself that Whites are genetically superior to other races. The various races have diverse attributes including strengths and weaknesses. Whites have weaknesses and strengths as any other race. I do believe however that Whites and East Asians generally have developed the most complex societies. The most important thing to me personally is that Whites maintain our own separate homelands. Other races should have theirs too. And I do prefer peace and don’t long for war. But human history demonstrates that peace is uncommon and when it is present a fight is still required to maintain it.

  50. Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 10:03 am #

    Janos, where do crazy white dems fit into your white supremacy hypothesis?

    • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 10:56 am #

      white supremacy –those taboo words..when spliced together.

      • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 11:39 am #

        Whi-macy. Primacy of the whiners.

        • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:58 am #

          They do have a point. White even screws up bread.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:50 pm #

            Racist hatred. You think it’s alright because you’re White? No, it just makes it worse – sicker. Shame on you.

        • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

          Your land faces ruin. Who are you to doubt that?
          I knew someone who moved there, in 2015.
          i didnt want to warn her.

          I was right, as usual.
          She returned here To California.

          ‘The potential roommate was a male muslim and ……no..etc’

        • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:53 pm #

          Yeah cuz true strength is just letting our Nations be taken from us without “whining”. What a twisted creature u r.

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 2:20 pm #

            Like I said, Nazis have no sense of humour.

            Heaven {metaphor alert} preserve us from the humourless.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:22 pm #

            Us losing our Nations is funny? The masses of White homeless in America is funny? Just as funny as English pensioners freezing to death because they can’t afford to heat their homes. You’re damn right I have no sense of humor about any of that. But you do…..

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 3:28 pm #

            I’m a pensioner, you moron. Just not an English one. So it’s colder.

          • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm #

            Green Alba, if you are not a genuine Englishwoman, then what are you? Your ideology has raised suspicions for a long time but, NOW you just confirmed part of it. Out with it!

          • GreenAlba May 12, 2019 at 5:49 am #

            Your education seems to have included all the wrong things, mein Sturmtruppenführer.

            Do they not do geography – or even joined-up reading – over your way? I guess you were too busy learning how to ‘handle the locals’.

          • JimInFlorida May 12, 2019 at 1:58 pm #

            Green Alba. The only hint you gave us was, “colder.” That can mean MANY places so, to disdain my knowledge of geography was rather pretentious of you.

            Scotland? Faroes Islands? Northern Ireland?

            Deep down, you fantasize about die Sturmtruppen. Admit it.

          • GreenAlba May 12, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

            JiminBerchtesgaden

            You said ‘your ideology has raised suspicions for a long time’.

            That suggests you read my posts. Not knowing where I’m from, since it’s been mentioned countless times, suggests you don’t. Not being able to figure it out without reading any of them suggests something else in a general knowledge-y kinda way.

            I don’t care one way or the other.

            You can think what you like about the camp lot that liked camps. I don’t care one way or the other about that either.

        • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 2:27 am #

          Ok gotchya. So being sick and tired of seeing your country sold to and overrun by foreigners is considered whining. Well then you might want to invest in some ear muffs because I am about to start screaming at the top of my lungs!

          • GreenAlba May 12, 2019 at 5:53 am #

            Another Nazi who can’t read and has less than zero sense of humour. The lover of dead spider halves mentioned splicing two words. So I spliced them. You made up your own conclusions.

            Get a ruddy grip, meine kleine Sturmtruppenführerin.

            And you screaming like a banshee isn’t a pretty picture, so keep it for your own country.

          • GreenAlba May 12, 2019 at 6:46 am #

            The trouble is, HarshArtificialLight, that when you, Janos and JimInBerchtesgaden get your way, we’ll be answering all the ”gotchyas’, ‘in other words’ and ‘Out with it!’s under a solitary lightbulb, with two chimps playing good-Nazi/bad Nazi in the interrogation chamber.

            Then a lot of people will need ear muffs. Because it will be their turn next.

          • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm #

            Wow Alba lol really? I don’t have a sense of humor? I thought you would have enjoyed the post even an eensy teensy bit but I guess not…You still didn’t address my question to you. I will ask you again in a non-joking and sober manner. Do you consider Whites who complain against and counter their own replacement by third world imports whiners and complainers? To me it appeared that you did in your post so I was curious.

            As for you calling me a Nazi. It makes me think about that controversial jacket Melania wore. What did it say?

            “I really don’t care. Do U?”

    • Tate May 11, 2019 at 2:06 pm #

      I’ve written this before.

      There are three kinds of internal despoilers of a nation:

      1.) the unassimilated ethnics.
      2.) the sexual deviants.
      3.) the privileged misfits.

      These categories aren’t mutually exclusive.

      Number 1 is obvious. But it has to be added, sometimes this broad grouping contains subgroups who are chameleons, morphing into loyalists or despoilers as the need arises.

      The damage potential of Number 2 is greatly under-estimated.

      Number 3 is motivated by guilt & easily swayed by Numbers 1 & 2 (after all, THEY ARE MISFITS!)

      • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 2:50 am #

        IMHO it seems like the privileged misfits are the most immediately dangerous group. Their guilt motivations give many of them a sense that their subversion of society is a righteous moral cause. Their privileged positions in society make it easier for them to avoid the consequences of their actions altogether as well.

  51. ozone May 11, 2019 at 11:13 am #

    JHK sez:

    “What could possibly be the explanation for these blunders. Well, we’re going to find out in the months ahead. The DPR chairs of various House committees have threatened to ask Mr. Mueller to testify. Bring it on, I say. He sure has some ‘splainin’ to do, if not in those venues, then in a more than a few grand juries that will be convened to assess the actions of his confederates-at-law from every hummock and gator pool in the Swamp. These various parties may also seek to understand why Mr. Mueller omitted to mention the now reeking Steele Dossier in his 444-page report, and why in his 20-plus page recounting of the oh-so-crucial Trump Tower meeting he never disclosed that the two Russians present were on the payroll of Hillary contractor FusionGPS, and met with its principal, Glenn Simpson before and after the meeting. It does give off a scent of “colluding with Russians,” except obviously the odor came from the wrong direction.”

    Well, I’m thinking the first sentence in this paragraph is strictly rhetorical for those who have followed/looked into Mueller’s “public service” career. Similar to Colin Powell, he’s always been a water carrier and ass-coverer for the entrenched wealthy, powerful, and politically connected. The large difference is that Mueller managed to be more circumspect and kept to the verges between shadow and light.

    Considering this, it’s easy to see why certain omissions were “necessary”. Pulling on one loose piece of yarn could unravel the whole damn sweater and the naked self-interest of parties of *all* stripes would be revealed. (“Public service”, my ass.)

    In this

    • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:30 am #

      If the T word were to step down some proper composing of the 444 pages and other documents could be done. There would be a whole bunch of people who’s problems would go away if the T word were to step down and the reeking piles of documents worked into the soil.

      Just saying.

      • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:38 am #

        Here collapse oil and overpopulation might get discussed with the irritating orange itchy spot gone. Collapse and oil for sure would get discussed again. People withdraw from discussing overpopulation so that might not happen.

        • ozone May 11, 2019 at 11:52 am #

          Good point, K-Dog.
          I sometimes wonder if the T-focus by all forms of media and professional liars (politicians) is deliberate distraction from what’s about to hit us all “up-side the head”.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:55 am #

            Deliberate or not. It is working.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 12:36 pm #

            Hit us all “up-side the head”. Perhaps not with a 2 x 4 but with a stack of empty shipping containers blowing over in a high winds. They can do that. Consider this:

            Commerce Minister Betsy Díaz Velázquez told the state-run Cuban News Agency that various forms of rationing would be employed in order to deal with shortages of staple foods. She blamed the hardening of the U.S. trade embargo by the Trump administration.

            But not to worry, Despite preventing trade in food with Cuba our T-meister will do a stellar job making new trade deals with Mars.

            Of course the AP article had to throw in some distraction about free oil and Venezuela. The nail that sticks up must be pounded down, that sort of thing, so the article followed some rules. That is the way it is.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

            During the depression crops rotted in the fields and food in the warehouses. All showing the nonsense that Capitalism is and the need for a Strong Hand to put things right.

            We are blessed because we can grow everything we need right here. Just close the borders and create Fortress America.

            The Filth will try to raise prices on food when things get bad. Point at the Tree Branches and Lamp Posts and they will blanch and relent.

            In Musical Chairs, the music gets faster and faster as fewer children and chairs remain. They play this game to get kids used to Capitalist Tyranny. Go get an extra chair from the other room and reverse the process. Everyone gets to sit down and be happy in the end. And never play that evil game again.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 1:18 pm #

            This is not musical chairs. You are throwing my own analogy back at me but this is something else. This is ‘T’ fucking the pooch. This is ‘T’ ruining diplomatic relations with every country in the Caribbean, not just Cuba. This is about pissing people off so bad there will be hell to pay.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:24 pm #

            Not everything I say is directed at you. You aren’t my Centre after all. Every Man and every Woman is a Star. You are and so am I. Learn the Rules.

            Know when you are in a State of Psychic Inflation. You are right now and so am I. You have to learn to watch it and not go out of your lane. You just did.

  52. 4014HAMPHEDGE May 11, 2019 at 11:46 am #

    Reading William Forstchen “ONE SECOND AFTER” brings quick understanding & describes quick application of “THE LONG EMERGENCY”.

    Following “38North” and “DEBKAfile” give insight to how Forstchen’s decade old narrative transpires. SF Girl Reporter comprehension of Christianity is akin to the real Squeaky Fromm’s expertise with a 1911 Colt. Most on this page cannot deal with the truth in JHK pleadings for railway rebuild seldom mentioned after many frustrating years of trying. Agriculture branch Railway matrix = Famine Hedge.

    Fat Dumb & Happy Motoring drifts inexorably into automation 100% reliant on solid state controls in the vehicle and orbiting overhead. The luxury of hashing over minutiae of political and economic byways so much embodied in Mr. Kunstler’s platform vanish ONE SECOND AFTER computers melt down. If EMP not result of foreign or domestic intent, then why not by persons interested in hiding evidence? How many readers here have kitchen gardens?

    • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 11:53 am #

      Real people don’t have time for this shit so why is it here.

      • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 12:01 pm #

        Having been so mean I read it again forwards and backwards five times. I did find meaning so I’m sorry.

        • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 4:49 pm #

          Interesting, K-Dog. I had the same initial response.

          Sometimes these commenters post such incomprehensible jibberish that I just pass over it. His post is awfully cryptic, but indeed meaningful, as it turns out.

      • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm #

        I am sorry, it looked like a collection of random sentences at first. Squeaky Fromm set me off.

    • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm #

      “One Second After I find out is a book by William R. Forstchen written in 2009.

      The book is about an electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States and how the curtain of business as usual comes crashing down on the small American town of Black Mountain NC.

      • Farmer Joe May 11, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

        An entertaining read, though a little too Captain America for my taste.

        • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm #

          4014HAMPHEDGE’s point is that after cars are all self driving we will be more vulnerable to an EMP attack than we already are and that the railways are a better hedge against an EMP disaster.

          I read When The English Fall A book about a solar flare Apocalypse by David Williams. I give the book four paws up and that is a good thing.

          I’m proud of the review I found too. ‘The Mennonite World Review’. Is that sweet or what 🙂 Here is another not so mainstream place for a book review.

          • GreenAlba May 11, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

            There’s a semi-humorous abbreviation that used to be used in e.g. doctors’ notes: NFN – Normal for Norfolk. Apparently you can’t use FLK any more either (Funny Looking Kid). Primarily because people are entitled to see their medical files these days.

            news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3159813.stm

    • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:01 pm #

      Bravo. They miss the forest for the trees. Economics is the Art of the Kitchen. Women must be taught how to cook and clean again. Men will teach them.

      When Adam delved,
      And Eve span,
      Who then,
      Was the Gentleman?

      • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

        I said I was sorry and why do you have glee.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:21 pm #

          Not about that you didn’t. I have glee because I was born to dance in the flames. Have? I am Glee. Remember what the Book of the Law says, “If a Man is a King you cannot hurt him.”

          Would you be a King? Love yourself and your Brothers. Starting with your kin, the Whites. Did I say stop there? No. What you do is up to You. You will See more clearly once you awaken. But remember, the unawakened have rights too. And as a King, you are at once a Shepherd to them. Your White sheep have your first loyalty. The Black sheep and the sheep of other colors? Leave them up to their Shepherds. They’re not your concern and you’re not going to be friends with black sheep anymore than you are with the white ones. But if you want to befriend Shepherds of other colors, again that’s up to You.

          In other words, learn the Rules of the Road, the rules of Hierarchy and of proper dealings with the various classes of People and Races.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 2:02 pm #

            In other words, learn the Rules of the Road, the rules of Hierarchy and of proper dealings with the various classes of People and Races.

            One could read in that, a threat.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 2:07 pm #

            Where Janos Hangs out;

            Republic of Gilead.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:13 pm #

            Only by a very great stretch of disordered imagination. Remember by letting the PTSD (remember I believe your trauma was real as in based on real occurances) go unchecked, you’re giving Them a partial victory.

    • Tate May 11, 2019 at 1:49 pm #

      “How many readers here have kitchen gardens?”

      I have one, inactive at the moment as focus has been on getting the house in proper shape to sell. It’s very challenging where I live with the meteorological extremes. You can’t appreciate the differences between these conditions & anywhere east of the 100th meridian until you have experienced them. No wonder back in the old days these dryland farmers on the high plains had such high rates of mental breakdown.

      • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

        Kitchen Garden American Style.

        Delivered by drone of course.

        I’d better get outside and water mine.

        • Tate May 11, 2019 at 3:35 pm #

          You direct me with your anchor link to a commercial website selling a glorified vase with dirt on Amazon?!

          For shame.

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 3:36 pm #

            Or maybe I don’t understand what a “kitchen garden” is…

          • Farmer McGregor May 11, 2019 at 4:51 pm #

            I suspect he was being sarcastic…

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 6:31 pm #

            Forgot he’s an a**hole.

          • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 8:18 pm #

            You’ve no sense of humor, Tate. I’d abhor such a fate.

            You could easily convince halt of America such a thing would be going green.

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 8:32 pm #

            Okay, I get it. And for $189, what a bargain!

    • benr May 12, 2019 at 10:07 am #

      This post really looks AI in nature.

  53. wwg1wga May 11, 2019 at 12:34 pm #

    Do not pray for easier lives.
    Pray to be stronger men and women.
    got-truth.com/docs/Do%20not%20pray%20for%20easier%20lives.pdf

    #oathkeepers

    Q.

  54. Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

    breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/07/trumps-base-mandatory-e-verify-immigration-deal/

    Hiring illegals is illegal. The perps must be punished severely. Letting them vote is also illegal. The perps must be punished severely. Fucking with a kid’s head to make them have a sex change should be illegal. The perps, etc etc ad almost infinitium. We await the Righteous King and Dread Judge.

    • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 1:54 pm #

      Janos
      WWg1WGA

      Do you know about ‘Wake Up Warriors?”

      I saw an online ad. Gareth White is making millions of dollars in the ‘man osphere.’

    • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 3:10 am #

      We do await Him. He will punish the perps. But if we can get e-verify in the meantime it will be an extra bonus! Will Kushner allow it?

  55. Tate May 11, 2019 at 1:27 pm #

    Here is an interesting & illuminating article by Mike Whitney at the Unz Review,

    unz.com/mwhitney/judgement-day-for-john-brennan/

    about the approaching RussiaGate Phase II (what happens after IG Horowitz’s report is delivered.) The author seems to think the origin of the scandal is John Brennan, CIA Director. But if that’s true, how come — as the author plainly states — Comey’s FBI was trying to go to the FISA court before the CIA intervened, getting the U.K.’s GCHQ involved in order to successfully obtain the surveillance warrants from the court?

    The corruption goes much higher, folks. Wouldn’t be surprised if it reaches into dept. Justice & possibly the Obama White House itself.

    • Nightowl May 13, 2019 at 6:30 am #

      Strozk texts:

      “The White House is running this.”

      • Tate May 13, 2019 at 9:19 am #

        Doesn’t take a rocket surgeon.

  56. Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:28 pm #

    George Zimmerman is a very great King and Warrior. And He isn’t White. Study his Life and Teachings if you would move forward. Buy his art and support Him too. They crucified Him but they could not destroy Him. He rose up and defied the Zombies, more alive than they ever were or will be.

  57. Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm #

    Apparently there’s some “cool” new Left meme that doesn’t mention Trump but just says, “T”. I don’t like him anymore but I don’t like the Left so I’m just going to continue to say “Trump”. Rhymes with Rump.

    • Tate May 11, 2019 at 1:52 pm #

      Yeah, well looks like he’s been whittled down to a “Rump.”

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:16 pm #

        Satan was the first Libertarian.

        remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/fetzen-fliegen/item/4461-satanists-for-religious-liberty

        One of these SOBs made a point point though: We’re pikers compared to some of the Hierarchs in the Catholic Church. Quite true.

        The context: The poor slob, God bless him, felt guilty after participating in a Black Mass. So to make himself feel better, he compared himself to even worse people. Great way to deaden the conscience. Grease the slids for a fast descent.

        • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 5:49 pm #

          Janos. Satan was the first Libertarian but LILITH was the first feminist.

          Go into the deep dark and dank caves of the Talmud and Kabbalah and you’ll find her. It doesn’t matter that her story was kept a secret and out of the Bible. All that matters is that TPTB are beholden to her, what she stands for, and that they support her servants – who are with us to this very day and we frequently see them on TV.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 9:57 pm #

            Diamond Lil! All diamonds are blood diamonds since the Jewelry industry made theme mandatory for marital engagements. A down payment on much more to come in many cases.

        • Tate May 11, 2019 at 5:51 pm #

          It took me a long time to realize what playbook that trickster was using.

          The “poor slob” in your last paragraph, he was one of the Privileged Misfits (see my post above regarding same) on the three kinds of despoilers of a society.

    • malthuss May 11, 2019 at 1:56 pm #

      Janos–when things get bad.

      how bad?
      when?

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:20 pm #

        Easy, my Crow. Fear not, God will give you blood to drink.

        Speaking of those attracted to the Dead, they’re going to introduce the California Condor into the Coastal Northwest – part of its original range.

        I will post later on your question though. I saw an opening for a good punch. You can’t deny me that. You have earned it. It is your wage…,

      • JimInFlorida May 11, 2019 at 5:44 pm #

        malthuss. Chuck’s reading of the full manifesto is still up at this moment.

        “THEY BANNED THIS BOOK – So Let’s Read It Together!!!”

        youtu.be/vMbGPXgbryI

        The glorious rant is still available albeit behind a THOUGHTCRIME WARNING. You will probably have to sign in, right-click the link below here, ignore the warning, and click Continue to view.

        youtube.com/watch?v=oFMG-YAiePU&lc=z233ed4obmmltfhrl04t1aokglvuw0saywaqqqsxuudjrk0h00410&s…

        • Tate May 11, 2019 at 6:14 pm #

          Great video, added it to my favorites bar. I didn’t have to do any of those things to watch it. Maybe they have me pegged already.

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 6:16 pm #

            Oops! Not that one. Haven’t watched it yet.

        • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 6:24 pm #

          Superb. The apotheosis of a man into a God. Very clear and likable. He could go far. There is something deeply wrong with any White Man not burning with indignation. We need Leaders to be the jeweled lens that focuses it into a laser. And as the madman in the Lovecraft story said, We shall burn out way up.

          As a man of almost supernatural sensitivity, I abhor violence. I once prayed for a snail whom I had stepped on inadvertently. I marveled at the subtle color and beautiful patterns of its skin and prayed for its spirit. I don’t want to step on anybody, but what needs be must be.

          • Tate May 11, 2019 at 9:28 pm #

            Are you a vegan? (Playing Malthuss here.)

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 9:42 pm #

            Yes, very close. Good old blood and guts, Malthus. Remember the time he asked me to provide the details of everything I knew about Satanic child abuse – first thing on Monday morning.

        • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 3:40 am #

          Jim they won’t let me watch the video. It says “certain features for this video have been disabled”. When I click on the Show More button it basically says it has been disabled because it is hate speech. I am so over the censorship, silencing and psychological warfare. Fortunately a while back I downloaded the manifesto so they can’t disable that! But I wish I could see the video :-(.

          • JimInFlorida May 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

            Hmmm… the link should work. It worked just now. Janos was able to watch. Yes, you have to click past the thoughtcrime warning but, Continue will get you there.

            Try again. It is a glorious rant; on par with Charles Martel in battle!

            youtube.com/watch?v=oFMG-YAiePU&lc=z233ed4obmmltfhrl04t1aokglvuw0saywaqqqsxuudjrk0h00410&s…

            Do you have a Google or YouTube account? Are you logged in? If not, perhaps that’s why you’re being blocked. You need to show that you’re over 18 and your account should have that info.

        • SoftStarLight May 12, 2019 at 3:49 am #

          Hey this one is working!!!!!

          youtu.be/vMbGPXgbryI

    • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm #

      hump and chump

      • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 3:17 pm #

        Said dump.

        • K-Dog May 11, 2019 at 3:25 pm #

          A slump from the lump.

          • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

            Kdog, update your blog.

            May 8 last entry.

            Brh

        • malthuss May 12, 2019 at 12:58 am #

          KMD–

          But while Portes (pronounced “Port-iz”) believes in open borders, he also believes in closed mouths. In other words, he’s a big fan of censorship and doesn’t like Whites discussing racial differences and the effects of mass immigration. When the conservative philosopher Roger Scruton was sacked from a government committee for alleged anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism, Portes welcomed his departure and condemned him for peddling “inflammatory nonsense,” “tabloid-level ignorance and straightforward falsity.” He then went on to peddle some inflammatory nonsen

          wrt [with regard to] SRA–call for an uprisings talk this week–
          marina a

          and west memphis 3

  58. Is there anything more miserable than gardening? Its embarrassing to watch.

    These are the fulfillments of the analysis that suburbia is a cartoon of country living, these cartoon farmers hacking and slashing and spraying their dusty little patches. My favorite idiocy is the yard of wood chips with which they permanently reduce the fertility of their little fiefdoms.

    • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 5:22 pm #

      Oddly enough, ‘Mother Earth News’ just arrived with the mail. All about gardening.

      Good article in there about batteries, history of batteries, different types of batteries, how to buy batteries, their uses, their strengths, their weaknesses and so on … everything you would ever want to know about batteries, also cover story ‘Zero-Energy Home’.

      Seeing as you are sometimes known as Captain Planet on this blog (as well as Little Carlos Slim) Mother Earth News seems to be right up your alley, Snacks. I think you should subscribe, and get into gardening.

      Just don’t write a letter to the editor about your idea of nuking China and Russia if they don’t reduce carbon emissions, it’ll freak out the organic gardeners.

      Brh

      • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 5:29 pm #

        … and the hippies.

        • capt spaulding May 11, 2019 at 7:39 pm #

          I know Janos likes it for the organic crematorium disposal articles.

          • Janos Skorenzy May 11, 2019 at 10:03 pm #

            Give me your ashes and I will grow a plant in them. You will be that plant, right? That’s what you think. Accordingly, I will torture you by refusing you water.

          • capt spaulding May 12, 2019 at 11:18 am #

            While you are digging, you can sing that old German song: “If I’da knew you were comin’ I’da baked a Kike”

      • MEN is a great magazine, I read the latest waiting at the Dentist. I read it for the pictures, as I love fantasy as much as the next person. The fact is that it is for dreamers, not practical people.

        Much of their material is just recycled from past issues going all the way back to the 70s, updated with better pictures (of older people). From time to time you do get to see what real self-sufficiency requires… A 20 year head start and land bought when it was 5% of today’s prices.

  59. FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 4:11 pm #

    What is truth?

    As I have repeatedly noted, conspiracy theories is a reaction of the manipulators of History to the expansion of the informational capabilities of society.

    Before the advent of the Internet and Wikipedia, the informational capabilities of a person were very limited and only “professional” historians could notice the above-mentioned manipulation of history for political reasons and resist it.

    But because of their small numbers and dependence on the source of funding, it was easy to cope with them, and it is much harder to cope with bloggers in the Wikipedia era, and manipulators began to invent various crazy hypothesis that were obviously not able to undergo even elementary cross-analysis, and as a result when real manipulations of History are exposed through publicly available sources and become known to the general public; they end up in the “bad company” and no one checks them anymore and they turn out to be rejected by default as a conspiracy lunacies.

    Moreover, the success of this method turned out to be so impressive that now no revelations of manipulations of History can attract any attention if they do not receive media coverage as editorial or receive support from official science.

    And, naturally, I, referring to myself as an example, to an object of study, which I know in detail, cannot but note that your humble servant does not make any changes to official history, and does not refer to any sources known only to me, but uses well-known science facts, slightly changing their interpretation, by discarding the outright impudent lies of official historians who openly write on behalf of various analogs of the office of Dr. Goebbels.

    Such as the official historian of the Fourth Crusade Saxo Grammaticus or Mr. Neklesov, who skillfully replaces the whole world history with the struggle of the Haplogroups R1a and R1b.

    As a result of this situation, I cannot pay attention to such issues as the rejection of Scaliger chronology or the struggle of haplogroups, simply because their adherents do not expect to answer a simple and clear question – why do you want to make certain radical changes in the official history?

    And the answer “out of love for truth” does not suit me, since as a result of all these changes Christ disappears from history, and He, as we know, IS the Truth.

    And for me, this is also a fairly well-known statement that means not only the belief that Christ and his mission are the criterion of the truth of any historical theory, but also the belief that only behind a true History you can see the hand of God, and behind a slightly corrected History – never!

    helapingsten.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/what_is.jpg?w=900

    • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

      Finca, you’re losing us.

      What I want to know, outside Leningrad, has the ice broke yet at Lake Legoda?

      Brh

      • FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm #

        I refuse to answer your question by invoking an executive privilege and my sacred right to geographical anonymity.

        Besides, it’s one thing Ozone is trying to stuff me into the sunny warm beaches of the Dominican Republic vs you constantly trying to bath me in the icy waters of Lake Ladoga!

        • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 6:46 pm #

          Im thinking about the fish in Lake Lagoda, must be some lunkers in there like in the Great Lakes. In talking monster pike and sturgeon.

          Brh

          • FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm #

            All I know about pikes is that they make a great gefilte-fish.

            My mom was absolutely marvelous at that.

          • BackRowHeckler May 11, 2019 at 6:56 pm #

            Not sure what that is, but we grilled up some salmon for lunch

          • FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 7:09 pm #

            Now you see what I meant by Before the advent of the Internet and Wikipedia, the informational capabilities of a person were very limited

            It takes an entire day to make that dish, but you’ll swallow your tongue off.

          • FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 7:13 pm #

            Today’s wives, even Jewish, are not up to the task, unfortunately. Mom was an old school.

  60. Tate May 11, 2019 at 6:20 pm #

    “At the end of the Cold War, when Francis Fukuyama wrote The End of History and the Last Man, the belief among the Western elites was that the great debates were over and liberal democracy was the winner. The days of nations competing for resources and ideologies competing for adherents were gone. Instead, liberal democracy would spread to the rest of the world and capitalism would be the universal economic model. If there was to be a debate at all, it would be over how best to distribute the great surplus…

    “Fukuyama was a bit grandiose in pronouncing the end of history, but he was not wrong about the Cold War marking the end of something. It turns out that it was the end of the Enlightenment. All of the debates important to the intellectuals who emerged from the middle ages have been addressed. There’s nothing left to be said on those topics. It turns out that much of it was just a dead end. Perhaps all of it. The resulting conclusions don’t seem to have much value in this post-Enlightenment age.”

    thezman.com/wordpress/?p=17320

    • FincaInTheMountains May 11, 2019 at 7:27 pm #

      Last year, chestnuts bloomed in Kiev.

      Two of them bloomed in pink.

      And this caused a scandal, since all three hundred chestnuts planted last year were to bloom in pink.

      The problem is that the local mayor last year bought three hundred Italian pink chestnuts, which all had to bloom pink, but bloomed white.

      That is, were not Italian. That is, someone took the local budget for a ride for a cool million.

      That’s all you need to know about the “The End of History”.