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    How long do we have to wait before Volodymyr Zelensky opens a disco in Boca Raton? That’s one of the questions raised by the secret CIA documents leaked last week, supposedly by a 21-year-old National Guard airman in Massachusetts named Jack Teixeira. Since that’s about the lowliest rank in the whole US military, you have to wonder how Jack got his mitts on all that embarrassing info, and what it says about the Pentagon’s command structure and its relations with the Intel “Community.”

     I guess our cyber-security isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. But then, neither is our war effort in Ukraine. Yes, our war effort. We own this war from tail to snout, lock, stock, and barrel, the whole shootin’ match. We started it (in 2014, when we began the preps there), we goaded the Russians into it in bad faith, and now we’re losing it. Why?  Because it was a stupid venture from the get-go. Now, it’s really a matter of how psychotic our government’s reaction will be when the Russians restore order to the place.

     Restore order? That’s right. I believe that’s what they’re aiming to do. Our country went into Ukraine to create disorder in that corner of the world — which has been within Russia’s sphere-of-influence for over three hundred years, you understand. Sowing disorder is what we do, usually with very bloody consequences plus a bad outcome. Except for our stunning victory in the Caribbean island nation of Grenada, 1983, this has been our country’s practice in recent decades.

      The mysterious “Joe Biden” regime, in its brief two-plus years of service, has proven especially adept at creating fiascos. Are they aiming for the gold ring in this Ukraine gambit, that is, nuclear war? People seriously wonder. Or is something else going on? Blogger (and ex-CIA agent) Larry Johnson says the leak was done for a specific purpose, namely to shove “Joe Biden” out of the White House. Yes, our Deep State is at it again. Why, because “Joe Biden” can no longer be trusted to even pretend he’s chief executive. (Well, maybe they shouldn’t have installed him in the first place.)

     Larry also reminds us that, conveniently, an Obama-era whistleblower named Mike McCormick, who accompanied Veep Joe Biden’s delegation to Ukraine in 2014, has stepped forward to detail Biden family grifting operations there, assisted by then-aide (now National Security Advisor) Jake Sullivan. It’s like somebody is laying out a case for impeachment — or resignation. One really off-the-wall theory floating “out there” has Veep Kamala Harris being induced to take Dianne Feinstein’s senate seat (DF, 89, is very ill), and “Joe Biden” then appointing Barack Obama to be Veep — with BHO stepping back into the White House when “JB” exits (or gets exited). Note, the XXII Amendment only prohibits a person from being “elected” president more than twice. No mention of appointment. Now there’s a real Catch-22!

     The blogger who styles himself as “Sundance” at the excellent Conservative Tree House website has another theory. He writes, The Leak Was the Op, saying its purpose was to help get the Restrict Act passed. This loathsome legislation, pimped by Senate Intel Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), would essentially allow the government to censor everything and anything on the Internet, including blogs and comments on blogs and all websites generally — that is, the entire Alt Media. Senator Warner, you might recall (if you followed the immensely tangled story), was one of the prime movers behind the RussiaGate hoax. What a daisy he is!

      Where is all this going? I will try to tell you. Since disorder is the order of the day, be aware that things will be going non-linear and chaotic. A lot of events are converging and colliding in the weeks ahead. Whatever the Mike McCormick whistleblower matter means, it’s only an additional layer to the rotten onion of Biden family corruption, the millions of dollars flowing into their bank accounts from all over the planet. This treasonous business has been right in America’s face for three years. The Hunter Biden laptop alone is crammed with hard evidence of felonies that the federal justice system has willfully managed to ignore. Rep. James Comer’s House Oversight Committee sits on a raft of Biden family bank records detailing hundreds of flagged suspicious transactions. When are they going to act on it and call witnesses?

     Impeachment hearings can commence at any time. It would only require a 51-percent majority in the House to pass any particular article of impeachment, equivalent to an indictable charge. The hearings alone may be damaging enough to force “Joe Biden’s” resignation. If any articles or charges pass, the matter moves to a trial in the Senate. We have already seen how that spectacle works in the trials of Mr. Trump. Given the Democrats’ Senate majority, it might be difficult to get a two-thirds vote for conviction on anything. But the damage is already done.

      In the meantime, though, we’re likely to see the collapse of the Ukraine war effort. The recriminations from that farrago should be huge, with calls for General Milley and SecDef Austin to step down just for starters and turmoil through the Pentagon command. Imagine also the confused rage of American voters who watched over $100-billion squandered on this stupid misadventure, including the estimated $300-million that Mr. Zelensky stuffed in his pockets.

     Also, in the meantime, watch the rapidly accelerating move away from the dollar in global trade settlements as many other nations lose confidence in the floundering USA. That flight away from dollars, of course, will affect the value of the dollar. The Federal Reserve will be helpless to manage the consequences of that, and the problem will be hugely aggravated if other nations start dumping the US Treasury bonds and bills they hold. In short, at the same time the Ukraine is lost and the “Joe Biden” regime falls apart, we get a king-hell financial crisis combined with a cratering on the-ground economy. Things stop moving, including food.

    Triple-also, in the meantime, the spooky question of Covid vaccine deaths rises to the previously resistant public’s attention, and the people realize that they have been poisoned by their own government, now in ominous convulsion. All of this will make starkly clear that America suffers a dangerous leadership vacuum. This is not civil war. This is something else. But what?

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711 Responses to “Disorder is the Order of the Day”

  1. kidseyedoc April 14, 2023 at 9:17 am #

    Great post as always, Jim.

    But I’m not sure a Civil War is not in our future.

    • tractorguy April 14, 2023 at 10:11 am #

      We’re either going to have a national divorce or a civil war. Take your pick, but it WILL be one or the other. This can’t go on.

      • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        Civil war is not going to happen. The American people are too lazy, stupid and only want to be taken care of.

        Nothing happens in politics without it first having been thought out and extensively planned. There is something very dark, evil and sinister going on here. Personally, I believe there is a movement by the Earth-God worshippers and elite mega billionaires to depopulate the planet from the virus that is humanity. They don’t want to save anything or anyone. They want death to all of us.

        I am also a Christian and I believe that the second coming of a one Jesus Christ is eminent. What we are witnessing is the overthrow of an evil order that has existed for centuries. It has culminated in power until now and it is on the cusp of an incredible overthrow. Revelation speaks of the fall of the “great beast.” Great and marvelous shall be that fall. We see the great beast. We know who it is. It’s the wealthy elites who now rule and own everything and everyone.

        Frightening but glorious days await us. Christ will usher in a new order and a new era of peace and tranquility as the old order of Satanic wickedness, greed, corruption, murder, filth and decay is swept away. I just hope I am here to behold such a time.

        • toktomi April 14, 2023 at 1:28 pm #


          yup, yup, I say, with no grasp of “truth”, the grandest of all human illusions.

          However, I would go with $Trillionaires rather than “mega billionaires”.

          Additionally, I perceive no “overthrow”.

          Finally, I couldn’t recommend holding one’s breath waiting for the Christ thing.


          • Uncle Bob April 14, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

            If there is no Second Coming, there is no hope at all because for Christ to be Christ he must fulfill all of prophecy, which includes His return to overthrow all the evil gods and the evil men who serve them (Gates, Schwab, Xi, etc.), and then rule the entire Earth with a rod of iron for a thousand years. Then comes another rebellion by humanity, followed by the judging of everyone who has ever lived. But first, before the Second Coming, humanity has to be so close to annihilating itself (apparently over Middle Eastern oil and a desire for hegemony) that the only way to save our sorry asses, after thousands of years of idiocy including the seven worst years of human history, when we’re ruled by technocrats who are able to track our every thought and act, is for Christ to return — which will cause humanity to fight Him, resulting in their utter annihilation. When was the last time your pastor bothered to tell you that?

          • toktomi April 15, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

            @Uncle Bob

            Well, of course, “there is no hope” for most, in the extreme, of us.

            So, all conclusions and speculations predicated on the illusion that there is hope are moot.


            “Say, goodnight, Gracie” or get off your ass and DO something.


          • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 8:20 am #

            Toktomi, you’re entitled to your opinion, no matter how foolish and narcissistic it may be. But I, too, am free to have and express my opinions, at least until after Biden’s second inauguration and the official start of America’s pogrom.

        • boomer1 April 16, 2023 at 1:31 pm #

          I wonder how the anti -Christ figures into all this before the return of Jesus.He will appear to a peaceable, charming, convincing man who can perform miracles. We already know how gullible people can be.I guess that begs the question : How can true believers discern the real from the fake ?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder April 16, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

          Canker – What we are witnessing is the overthrow of an evil order that has existed for centuries. It has culminated in power until now and it is on the cusp of an incredible overthrow.

          Maybe. Or perhaps it’ll go the other way this time around.

      • shotho April 14, 2023 at 11:46 am #

        Agreed! We are a nation of sheep, but when conditions are so degraded that food supply is threatened, we may have a national breakup. It doesn’t have to be violent, but could certainly turn out that way.

        • Vegan Shark April 14, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          In short, at the same time the Ukraine is lost and the “Joe Biden” regime falls apart, we get a king-hell financial crisis combined with a cratering on the-ground economy.
          — JHK

          Just for a little extra spice, the ruling class will inject us into a proxy war with China (Taiwan being the proxy). We’re so good at wars half a world away involving cultures we don’t understand. Easy peasy.

          Civil war is not going to happen. The American people are too lazy, stupid and only want to be taken care of.
          — Cankerpuss

          Maybe in this instance comatose passivity will be our friend, depriving us of the energy for wars foreign and domestic.

          • Fubar April 14, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

            Civil war is not going to happen. The American people are too lazy, stupid and only want to be taken care of.
            — Cankerpuss

            Maybe in this instance comatose passivity will be our friend, depriving us of the energy for wars foreign and domestic.

            That is the MO of almost every war. 3-10% have skin in the game. The remainder include the large portion of “comatose passivity” that swoop in to fill the vacuum with a total lack of understanding that their, and their offspring’s freedom is bought with the blood of those who hopefully understood what they were fighting for. After awhile the history books are changed because not enough political groups were represented in historical accounts. So….Rinse and Repeat.

          • goldhoarder April 15, 2023 at 1:06 pm #

            I’m not sure this is true. There were a lot of red state people who totally ignored covidcon and are completely pissed off about it. I lived through that. The only thing we lacked was leadership to pull us together. I think at some point some somebody is going to take advantage of this mass of people. Trump took the crowd part way there… but I don’t think he wanted to go all the way… we need better leadership for that.

      • abbybwood April 14, 2023 at 12:55 pm #

        Well, Obama did warn us when he said, “Never underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.”

        My answer to Jim’s final question would be that about 40% of us “normies” are living in the midst of a cult. Those in the cult, from our neighbors drooling over Maddow’s every word to the woke university students with their personal pronouns as they flip tables over screaming to anti-trans activists, “Get off my campus Nazis!!!” (Turning Point USA) to all the boneheads lining up for another Pfizer jab.

        What I believe we need to figure out (those NOT in the cult) is how to snap that 60% back to their senses.

        Obviously there will always be around 20% who are forever lost (like my ex), which leaves 40% who can be shaken to their senses.

        Maybe a new EST type seminar to campaign across the nation. Make people pay a hundred bucks to attend. Have specialists in cults figure a program to snap the cultists out of it.

        “Everyone now….all together…men are men and cannot ever be women. Women are women and can never be men. Annndddd repeat! Say it again!!!”

        It goes to the mass formation hypothesis. How do we snap the cult out of the cult?

        • toktomi April 14, 2023 at 1:41 pm #


          Yup, XY is XY and XX is XX.

          Sex is not the issue.
          Gender, not to be used anonymously with sex, is the issue.

          It’s a very simple issue made complex by institutions with the means and the intent to scramble public consciousness and by activist groups of abused and marginalized extremists.
          There exists a perfect logic that would enable all to inhabit this magnificent Earth together in peace and agreement.
          At its core, this logic consists of, “you have the right to think of yourself in any way you choose, but likewise, I have the right to think of you in any way I choose. Have a nice life; peace.”

          OK, I could be wrong.


        • Pat Ormsby April 14, 2023 at 10:02 pm #

          I think the younger people who manage to survive the upcoming food shortages, either through lifting a hoe or through gangsterism, will have fewer illusions about reality, and if they perceive the need to eliminate undesirable other parts of the nation, they’ll be in a better position to do so then than they are now.

        • Uncle Bob April 14, 2023 at 11:40 pm #

          We probably can’t be what we were.
          When a nation that had faith turns it’s back on God, he tends to turn its citizens over to its sinfulness by allowing them — us — to indulge in whatever depravity that comes to mind: call yourself a woman and prance around in a leotard, or threaten to kill someone for saying it may be a bad idea for you to murder your child, and throw a fit if you’re arrested. The protective hedge that protected America most of the last 250 years is gone. We don’t value marriage, children, our many blessings as a nation, faith, even life; so, as it’s written, we’ve sown the wind, and are just beginning to reap the whirlwind. I fully expect us to be nuked by Russia or China within five years, using scalar weapons such as hypersonic cruise missiles.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        I have pondered whether we get “CW2 or National Divorce” for several years now. When I am feeling blackpilled, I come down on the side of NEITHER – thinking that the most likely outcome is that the Left continues to roll over the feckless and incompetent Republicans until all liberties in this country have been lost.

        But on days when I’m feeling “Trumpy” I come down on the side of Civil War 2 happening. History teaches us that in any civil war, typically less than 5% of the general population gets involved as combatants – mostly young hotheads and the most ideologically motivated. The rest of the population is either too old, too cowardly, too feeble, or too disinterested in the outcome to participate, and so those folks either keep their heads down and try to stay out of the way of trouble, or they flee the country for safer shores.

        We already know from the past ten years that the Woke / Antifa / Burn-Loot-Murder (BLM) mob is violent and perfectly willing to engage in civil unrest.

        We also know that there is a small, but very highly motivated cadre of well-armed and well equipped hard-Right, prepper-minded folks and fierce MAGA patriots who are keeping their powder dry and obeying the law RIGHT NOW because its in their best interest to do so, but these folks, IMHO, will not hesitate to go full “Open Season” with their AR’s on the Leftist scumbags the moment it becomes abundantly clear to everyone that the central government has collapsed, lost effective control of the country, or gone rogue (as in full TYRANNY) with the constitution totally ignored.

        It is my expectation that the Ruby Red states in this union will quickly organize and incorporate that mass of well-armed militia into whatever armed state-government sponsored military cadres they have to organize to beat back the Blue State totalitarians. At that point the country ends up doing a redux of what happened to British Imperial India in 1947 when the Limeys withdrew – there will be a vast civil war and massive population shifts as the “Blues” flee the Red States and the “Reds” flee the Blue States to avoid being slaughtered. The result of that will be that just like in the last Civil War (1861-1865) there will emerge two confederations fighting with each other. Also, as in our first civil war, there will be pockets of resistance within each confederation of states to the governing authorities.

        How do I know this? Because it happened during Mr. Lincoln’s war. Local Unionists resisting conscription and the Confederate authorities in Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas, and Alabama, for example, caused Mr. Davis’s government a hell of a lot of headaches – and that’s not even counting the session of the western counties of Virginia to form the rump Unionist State of West-By-God-Virginia.

        Likewise, on the Union side, there were vast numbers of “Copperheads” (Anti-War Democrats) who were violently opposed to Abe Lincoln and his ginned-up war top consolidate Radical Republican power over the entire union. Early in the War Lincoln had serious concerns that mid-western states might secede and form their own confederation just to get out of the war effort. Likewise, New York City, which had vast commercial ties to the Southern States, was a hotbed of anti-war, anti-conscription, anti-Republican and anti-Lincoln sentiment, as evidenced by the deadly draft riots that raged in the city in July of 1863. After the battle of Gettysburg the Army of the Potomac dispatched large numbers of troops to NYC and fired on civilian mobs in the streets to quell the uprisings.

        So, yeah, there will be civil unrest and underground guerrilla actions behind the lines of both Red State America and Blue State America, but like all such uprisings, most will be ruthlessly cursed and the consolidation of military and political control by each confederation over their “national” territory will likely happen rather swiftly.

        So, in the end, I expect a very bloody national divorce. It shouldn’t have to be this way, but just as the Radical Republicans of the period of 1856 – 1877 were fanatics who could not be reasoned with or compromised with, so it is with the Radical Democrats of the era of 2008 – Present. They will either prevail in their effort to subjugate us all or die trying. It is in the nature of all cult fanatics.

        We lost a LOT of liberty in 1865 when the wrong damn side won the first Civil War, which was really more about centralized power and fierce sectional economic competition more than it was about slavery – which only mattered to 95% of the citizens of that era because it impacted their personal economic interests at that particular moment – whether you were a slaveholder or a free-soil advocate who did not want to compete with slave labor. Few actually give a shit about the black slaves as individual human beings, and that’s just the truth of the matter. Slavery was doomed and dying and everyone knew it on both sides of the Mason-Dixon, so the issue was not its survival – the issue was people protecting their POCKETBOOKS. Sound familiar? People still pretty much think the same way today. Personal financial considerations will always trump (no pun intended) almost all other political issues in domestic politics.

        Anyway, I digress, the point I’m making is that the Northern consolidationists prevailed and gutted the original intent and meaning of how our federal union was designed to operate and it’s been all downhill ever since. So, God help us all if we let the centralists (Woke Democrats) who, BTW, idolize the Northern side in our last civil war, to prevail in the next civil war. If they win, then what little liberty that is left in this dying country will be snuffed out like a candle.

        Southerners, being much more historically interested in the last civil war than most Northerners and Westerners, instinctively understand what the stakes are and what the consequences of LOSING are. So the states of the Old Confederacy can be expected to be solidly in the Red camp resisting the Wokesters. Likewise most of the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states will be on the Red side. Blue islands like Chicago, Denver, Houston, Austin, etc. will be starved into submission or reduced to cinders.

        The Blues will all be concentrated in the Northeast (Yankeedom) and the Pacific West Coast and Hawaii. Alaska will be Red, but will most likely try to stay out of the fray and may just go independent. This is my expectation.

        So, do not be lulled by the mass apathy of most people. It only takes about 3% of the population to instigate a successful Revolution. (American Revolutionary War being the prime example I’m thinking of here.)

        Anyone who truly believes that this national divide we are currently struggling with will end with a whimper instead of a BANG will be cruelly disappointed in my view.

        • farmgal April 14, 2023 at 3:54 pm #

          Great synopsis Wiz. I shudder to think how it will be in and around Atlanta when the shtf. Glad I am 100 miles north but it better come fast cause every day more wokies “discover ” the mountains.

          My take is that people will have to do some soul searching and dig deep to find the will to survive and protect their family, and if that means killing then so be it.

          Thanks again for your informative post. This is why I come to CFN.

        • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

          Wizard, I have an ongoing problem with the simplicity of Red State and Blue State. Every red state has large, populous blue cities as well as blue college towns; the red is mostly rural. The situation is more complex than during the Civil War period, partly due to the sheer size of cities. There are so many more variables. What conceivable situation could develop wherein the population of a city like Philadelphia doesn’t come into play, even though rural Pennsylvania is largely red? It seems to me that, in every red state, the rural population could end by being at war with the cities. I can’t even begin to guess how that would play out. But the point I’m making is that there is really no such thing as a red state.

          • Tucker April 15, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

            It’s really still about the states. Red state leadership at some point will stop following certain federal laws. You are correct that’s its a mostly urban rural split but in the end its still the state that has the authority. I think before shtf the powers that be will instigate world war or another worse virus to gain back control. Even so, freedom loving sane people will flock to red states to live a simpler more independent life.

          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 2:17 pm #


            This is just me talking. I have no training in societal collapse. But this media genre interests me. Here’s my take.

            The collapse can go fast, like from and electro magnetic pulse (EMP) or it can go much slower like a Weimar Germany collapse. The corresponding timelines will adjust accordingly.

            But here are some basic truths:

            Urban Areas
            –Densely populated
            –Lower rates of car ownership. Limited amounts of gas if no more gasoline is being trucked in.
            –Lower rates of gun ownership
            –Even the gangbangers that have guns, don’t have holsters and can’t buy ammo, There’s also not a ton of urban gun stores. Try walking 30 miles with a gun in your pocket.
            –There are very few private gardens
            –The public gardens cannot be defended and are typically not planted for food.
            –The space that homeowners have is confined within an apartment or walk-up, pied a terre, whatever format you like, but it is smaller. The precious underground parking space is no good for storing food since the parking space is accessible by everyone in the building.
            –[There may be some food manufacturing, depending on the city, but who knows what to do with the raw materials?
            –There are grocery stores which will absolutely be looted when things reach a breaking point (day 1 of an EMP or 3 weeks or months into a political slide into chaos, whatever)
            –Medicine will become an issue

            Rural Areas
            –Much less densely populated. Small town residences may have only a quarter acre, like suburbia, but many homeowners have five plus acres. Some landowners have amassed 100 or more acres. And there is ownership of large animals and even chickens, goats, etc.
            –Higher rates of car ownership (and trucks for hauling!)
            –Higher rates of gun ownership. Some gun owners stock pile ammunition.
            –Rural areas have more gun stores for stocking up..
            –People in the country have a higher propensity for gardening. So they won’t have to figure it out during a collapse. They also tend to know how to can food. Though the houses aren’t necessarily grand, many old farmhouses have root cellars, damp basements, etc for storing produce over the winter.
            –There may be some food manufacturing. And because it’s rural, there may be someone nearby who actually knows what to do with the raw materials.
            –The grocery stores will absolutely be looted, but so will the local Farm & Fleet, Home Depot, etc
            –Preppers are far more likely to rural than to be urban.
            –Medicine will become an issue

            What does this all mean? Rural will be more prepared than urban. Ruralists will hunker down. The urbanists who aren’t starved or killed in the city will trickle or pour out of the cities and head to the country where they think they have a chance to find food. Try to picture someone in bucolic Bucks County PA deciding that the only way they can feed themselves is to walk into Philadelphia. That’s just not going to happen.

            The urbanists who make it to the country will be armed and organized and the ruralists will have to defend themselves, their families, and their property, but they get to do so on their own turf. Even when an urbansist can forcefully take a rural property, they don’t know how to run it. They can eat every last piece food, then they’ll have to move on. The urban rate of death will be higher than that of the rural.

            I would love to hear someone else’s ideas on this.

        • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:21 pm #

          Irish immigrants were being “pressed” into the military right off the boat. It felt like the British terror that they had tried to escape from. They reacted. They seized an armory and armed themselves and took out their rage on the Blacks. Hundreds were killed. The draft riots were the worst riots in American history.

        • Woodchuck April 15, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

          I find these discussions about having a civil war quite interesting, including all the assumptions people are making about how life could possibly continue in the USA during a period of complete chaos and breakdown. That we will have time, motivation, and resources at hand to fight with our neighbors. If electricity, motor fuel, and food suddenly becomes unavailable for long periods of time. Can starving people living in the USA still somehow magically possess the ability to organize themselves into fighting units? Who will lead them? Maybe large groups of armed and rural Bible Belt militias decide that theyre done with the liberals in Asheville and they are gonna head on over there to administer Godly punishment? Or armed groups of farmers and ranchers in East Oregon clash with Antifa in Portland?

          One question might be is availability of food and fuel for traveling to go and fight in the first place. What if we have to choose between burning gas to obtain food somewhere or burning gas to go fight with someone? Next, after the fight is over, the victors discover they are out of supplies. So they go about foraging on foot like feral dogs and get shot instead by other rural people defending their stuff. Anything that disrupts our ability to obtain food at grocery stores will quickly end any notions of having enough energy left to conduct a civil war. After a couple weeks of no food there will be only ONE thing on everyone’s minds. Armed conflict with the people the next state over and across the river will have to wait.

          Famine is always a major side effect of warfare. People who live in cities and suburbs are especially vulnerable. They are in a state of complete dependency on very complex mechanical systems bringing them their food. If warfare or economic catastrophe makes food unavailable and they have no means of producing their own, then they will all perish, pure and simple. What other outcome should we expect?

          • Rowdypiglet April 16, 2023 at 2:40 pm #

            I think you’re close, mrs_saj, to how things could play out – at least, in the short term. Many city folks would quickly be culled, as Woodchuck says, being entirely dependent. Others in the leafy suburbs, who might appear to be better off, are really equally helpless.

            Bucks County, where I grew up, is an interesting example. It was once almost entirely farms; now it’s many McMansions and greatly overdeveloped. There are still lovely parts, but almost no farming. I still have family there, one of whom was farming until a few years ago, but he farmed others’ land. No one, even new money nabobs, could afford to buy land there for the express purpose of farming. To the extent it still exists at all, it’s a rich man’s hobby.

            I don’t know a single soul there who would be the least bit prepared for a societal collapse. Most of the county is dangerously close to Philadelphia, and could easily be invaded as long as there’s some gas to be had. In fact, lower parts of the county are seeing the same kind of lawlessness that’s found in the city. When I was a child, doors were universally unlocked and this kind of crime was unheard of.

            I think the potential survivors would need to be considerably farther from any urban area. I like to think the hordes wouldn’t head too far north because it’s cold and inhospitable, and people are armed.

          • mrs_saj April 17, 2023 at 7:55 am #


            Agreed. I think it will initially be all about food and water. Energy supplies will be a controlling factor. I think it will evolve into fighting for a roof over one’s head. And eventually over a means of production to maintain oneself. I don’t see a lot of organized fighting for political purposes, retribution, or religious indoctrination. I just see conflict for immediate and then longer term survival.

          • mrs_saj April 17, 2023 at 8:02 am #


            You know much more about Bucks County than I do. I used to dream of buying property there because I watched the show Stonehouse Revival for years. I’ve never been there.

            I just liked the example with Philadelphia to demonstrate that the net flow of people will be out of the big city, through the suburbs, and into the land of the ruralist.

            And I agree that the suburbanites, though more spread out, and closer to the country, are also very vulnerable to any real interruption to supply lines.

            Bonus points for your use of “nabobs”!

    • RD April 14, 2023 at 10:49 am #

      We’ve never had a civil war in this country and I don’t think we are headed toward one now. The old idea of “throw out the rascals and bring in new rascals” is no longer possible. There are no alternative elites, just one all-powerful group of infinitely-malleable demons who control every aspect of our existence, or at least as much as they are interested in controlling at this point. Given the modern surveillance state, no group could ever rise up to challenge them. That group would be snuffed out in the cradle, like a welfare mom with a pillow. We are truly at God’s mercy now. Only He can save us.

      • Uncle Bob April 14, 2023 at 11:31 am #

        He won’t save us unless we admit our wrongdoing and actually repent– not only apologizing and promising not to do it again, but actually making a good-faith effort (pardon the pun) to do right. From what I’ve seen, Americans aren’t willing to do that. Instead, we’re being self-righteous assholes blaming everyone but ourselves for what’s been happening for at least 60 years, and demanding that “those evil badtatds” be punished. While the Democrats and Establushment Republicans are responsible for this mess, a great deal of the responsibility rests with the American people, who not only went along with the crap but actually demanded that a lot of it be done. Moreover, our Christian houses of worship seem less interested in preaching the Gospel than with extolling some version of liberation theology, so that faith in YHWH is less important than advancing certain causes, such as homosexual sex, transvestitism, and abortion privileges — all of which are to be celebrated, not “repressed” or avoided despite what the faith teaches. It’s as if demons have perverted faith in God into faith in everything that’s anathema to God, and anyone who points out this perversion is called wicked. We can expect annihilation as a result of our willfulness.

        • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 11:42 am #

          Uncle Bob, I don’t believe we are meant to be saved. The wickedness, corruption and rot are so deep that there is nothing mortal man can do against such utter depravity and evil. I believe at some point God must intervene for the sake of the righteous and the believers and those who are struggling to live a good and honest life. In order to save those righteous remnants he will burn the rest to the ground. Destroy it. It won’t be saved. It can’t be saved.

          Just my opinion. I agree with what you say about Americans. Great post.

          When I go to Church all I am ever told is to “be nice.” There is never any mention about homosexuality, transgenderism, rampant debt, living beyond our means, constant lying, divorce, infidelity, pornography, drugs, etc. If we can’t rely upon our ecclesiastical leaders to give us guidance during this time then we are truly screwed.

          • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:44 am #

            With all respect, if we have to rely on our “ecclesiastical leaders” for guidance, we are screwed already.

          • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

            Ely, excellent point. I gave up faith in men a long time ago.

          • happiface April 14, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

            santa claus failed me a long time ago(please daddy don’t get drunk this xmas..) and then same with the easter bunny so going to church all these years taught me god hates humans,wants us and in hell if we do not kiss god’s ass…same thing the devil wants…

          • toktomi April 14, 2023 at 1:49 pm #


            Detecting something different, perhaps, may I offer…
            morality is not a ubiquitous set of rights and wrongs applicable to all of humanity. Morality is an individual code of conduct, unique to each individual. Your morality is between you and your “God” as it is with all people. It is not an issue between you and your fellow humans. “Judge not…”

            …or maybe not


          • hmuller April 14, 2023 at 4:22 pm #

            Toktomi,. What do you think about individually tailored morality as applied to the Dalai Lama’s enjoyment of sucking tongue with little boys? Just asking……

          • Woodchuck April 15, 2023 at 1:56 pm #

            @Cankerpuss The worse things get – the more people will turn to God because they’ve run out of all the other options.

            The grand-daddy of drag racing – “big daddy” Don Garlitts – explained once in an interview how it came about that he called himself a Christian and had a cross painted somewhere on his famous racing machines. He’d been badly burned and injured in a racing crash and had a genuine “come to Jesus moment” in the hostpital. He came to that point because pain and injury had taken him to a place where he’d been stripped bare and he was crying out to God for help – he was at the end of what he could endure. Help arrived in a big way. Garlits had this experience on his own with no help needed from any whining clergy or any Bible verses. Why should anyone doubt that his experience was real? I wasn’t there but the way he described it was good enough to convince me that Garlits is the real thing. His experience didn’t consist of a church member somewhere encouraging him to repeat certain words and prayers and then magically “saved” by magic words one believes while under the influence of an apologist. Garlits instead had a sort of face to face encounter with a being that changed him way down deep in a place not accessible to doubt. .

          • Woodchuck April 15, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

            Anyone interested in Garlit’s story go to you tube and paste in

            Big Daddy’s Reason | Don Garlits 3ABN Interview

          • toktomi April 15, 2023 at 2:42 pm #


            I have no understanding of what I think about some obscure reference to some character’s alleged behavior.

            I don’t even see how it might be pertinent to anything.

            I would add, if it might help in clarifying my philosophy on morality, the manner in which I judge the world [which I do all the time] has nothing to do with the reality of ethereal righteousness and everything to do with only my individual opinions and illusions of reality. Your mileage may vary.

            …grew up feral and not abused [summa cum laude, combat trained, freak],

          • MontanaMan April 15, 2023 at 11:46 pm #

            I don’t know what church you go to or what kind. I go to an old fashion AOG = Assemblies of God Church. My first cousin is the preacher and head pastor. Any preaches in a typical manner of AOG preacher’s. What many folks call, Hard.

            “Did you hear him preach last Sunday? Man, he preached hard against the homosexuals!! He told it just like it is and more churches in America.

            Need to hear this kind of preaching!! as he said, we can love the homosexual, but we absolutely despise, Despise With a Holy Spirit passion!! Against the sin that has them in bondage!! Men going down on each other!!!

            Bending over for another man to enter him!! that’s about as violent evil as you can get!! and brother Bobby preached it man he preached it did he not”!!!????

            Your Church, needs a preacher like we have!!

          • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 9:07 am #


            I honestly seldom go to church anymore. The pastor of the last church I regularly attended retired, and was replaced by an arrogant jerk who told the church’s board to go fuck themselves, in so many words, over a difference of opinion. A pastor at another church had his underlings whine about a lack of money every week, even though the church was well-heeled; he also preached that there’ll be no Second Coming because the Holy Spirit indwells everyone, so God’s kingdom is already here and functioning. To which I say, Really? Antifa is driven not by revolutionary communism but by a desire for peace and salvation? Another pastor spent Easter services talking about — no, not the Resurrection. Not that that’s important. No, he droned on about evil CIA death squads popping saintly Sandinistas and their allies. Or my mother-in-law’s pastor, who basically endorses everything the Left endorses: abortion, homosexuality, weakening the family by saying marriage is unnecessary, etc. These dolts are responsible to God for what they preach, but what they preach is counter to what they preach. In an effort to show compassion toward people, many of them identify with, and then adopt the thoughts and beliefs of, the people they’re supposed to counsel, so that, for example, they begin to preach about the need to murder the unborn rather than protecting the unborn and urging people not to condemn the mothers of the unborn children.

        • shotho April 14, 2023 at 11:48 am #

          In terms of Christianity, salvation is an individual matter. We, each, work it out in our own way (or not). A ‘nation’ is not saved by God nor any other collective.

          • toktomi April 14, 2023 at 1:56 pm #


            It does my heart good to see a religious person get it “right”.

            Too often, the religious are religious extremists, driven by a skewed sense of self-righteousness and at the core, ill will, completely unaware that all of humanity is but a single organism.

            Good on you, I say.


        • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 11:59 am #

          Yes, the stock boy in Lovecraft’s “Shadow Over Innsmouth”, who was transferred to the store in Innsmouth was told sternly by his pastor not to join any church there. Every church of every denomination had been taken over by the Order of Dagon – which promised physical transformation in this life.

          Canker: So Mormonism has fallen too?

          • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

            Jarek, Mormonism, like all Christian religions has gradually given in to worldly pressures in an effort to conform and find acceptance by the mainstream of society. The church now avoids many of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young’s early teachings. The church gets ever closer to accepting homosexual unions. The church is silent on transgender issues currently ravaging families. Women’s clothing gets shorter and shorter but is still considered “modest” in church meetings. The Church itself has even disavowed some racial aspects of it’s own Book of Mormon. The Church has changed much of its patriarchal structure (not all) to accommodate dissatisfied women who want the priesthood.
            Current church “prophet” has undone and changed much of what the previous church “prophet” had established. Why? If the previous guy was a prophet, why did everything he did need to be undone? Has Mormonism fallen? Don’t know. What I do know is it is not the same as it used to be.

            I don’t like to bad mouth other peoples’ religions. I always find it immature and cruel to poke fun at and devalue someone else’s belief structure. Mormons are a good people and strive to make the most out of a fallen world like most other devoutly religious people. I have no problem with that faith or any other faith. I just know that it has changed, significantly. For me, personally, my faith rests in one Jesus Christ and not in a particular religion anymore. Afterall mortal men, in the end, will always fail us and foolish is he to put his faith in them. Churches are creations of mortal men and ultimately each of them succumbs to greed, grift and power. Mormons are good people, by and large, but they are not exempt from these temptations.

          • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

            Bravo. As the God ravished Jew, Spinoza, told his land lady, “Your religion (Christianity) is a good one”.

            They loved their humble and immensely learned tenant. When his friend, the liberal Dutch politician De Witt, was killed by the mob right outside, Spinoza moved to go out and denounce them. His landlord blocked the door so he couldn’t get out – saving him from being torn apart. The Dutch used to be very passionate people.

            I don’t buy the revelation, but the Church certainly had practical genius and made its mark on America. Alas their global missionary efforts tied them into globalism it would seem. And of course their prosperity into global finance. Similarly, the Catholic Church tied its finances in with the Rothschilds long ago.

            Many good conspiracy theorists, even from the beginning. Joseph Smith talked about “secret combinations”.

      • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:43 am #

        “We’ve never had a civil war in this country…”

        I suppose the events of 1865 were “uncivil”?

        • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

          Shame on you. See RD’s post.

          • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            I did!

            I disagree! Any topic can be spun like a dreidel…or a top, or a dervish….

            And I do not accept the narrow definition of “civil war”…control of the national government, indeed, a definition with a qualifier.

            What do you call regional issues? Tribal? Can there be a civil war with a weak or non-existent central government? Can a conflict based on cultural differences be otherwise defined?

          • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:32 pm #

            The South wanted to withdraw from the Union. It didn’t try to take the Union over. In contrast, the Union won and took over the South.

            This difference is of no moment to you? Dull you are,

          • Uncle Bob April 17, 2023 at 9:26 am #

            Northern bankers and industrialists sent hundreds of thousands of American men to their deaths because they didn’t want to lose cheap domestic cotton and other agricultural products (industrialists) or collateral for loans to southern farmers (mostly slaves). This, despite multiple threats of secession by various states (including New England) over sundry issues over the years. For their part, southern slave owners often were prohibited by law from manumitting their slaves, even if they wanted to.

        • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 4:07 pm #

          “This difference is of no moment to you? Dull you are,”


          The difference is of no moment when the definition is in question.

          …Dull I might be…but my mother thought me to be clever….


          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

            You played with the dreidel, ignoring the markings on the sides of the dreidel, the aleph, beth, etc.

            You missed the point of the dreidel, just enjoying the spin and becoming bored, throwing it at your sister’s head.

          • elysianfield April 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

            “…throwing it at your sister’s head.”

            Well, I have to confess, I have never even SEEN a dreidel. I had, however one of the string operated gyroscopes that were common toys at the time. I wonder what happened to it? Maybe I DID throw the gyro at her, but I’m sure she had it coming.

      • Yirgach April 14, 2023 at 11:47 am #

        I recall that there was a kerfuffle between 1860 – 1870 which cost the lives of over 850,000. Does that count as a civil war?

        • RD April 14, 2023 at 11:58 am #

          I don’t care how modern court historians care to define “civil war.” Classically understood a “civil war” is a conflict in which two or more factions vie for control of the national government. The War Between the States was not such a conflict. The Southern states, as was their Constitutional right, chose to withdraw from the voluntary union. They did not invade and attack the North or Washington, DC seeking to gain control of the national government. Lincoln committed acts of war by refusing emissaries from the South, calling up active troops, and reinforcing forts on Southern soil. Much later in the war, the South briefly and foolishly invaded southern PA as a war tactic, not to seize control of the federal government. There has never been a civil war on this soil.

          • Yirgach April 14, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

            I can certainly understand your point of view, but historically the “War between The States” has been referred to as the “Civil War” in order to view Lincoln through a rose colored lens.
            History is like that.

          • happiface April 14, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Lincoln was insane–he was ingesting pure mercury on a daily basis,thought it was a tonic–by the time he figured out it was killing him,making him sick,crazy, it was too late—his wife was nuts too though probably for other reasons…seems like nothing has changed

          • RD April 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

            I’m aware that nearly every American commonly and incorrectly refers to the event in question as “The Civil War.” Its part of the great Lincoln myth which is the central tenet of the American empire.

          • Not_GeorgeT April 14, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            The ‘civil war ‘ topic is still, imo, on the table in what are the somewhat misnomered ‘United States’.

            “a conflict in which two or more factions vie for control of the national government”

            I’ve used the example of Missouri (and Kansas) with Jayhawkers, Bushwackers, and other factions seeking conrol of those territories in the 1850s and 1860s. This fits into the definition of civil war.

            The concurrent event, the “War Between the States” was a Constitutional Crisis settled by force of arms.

            Jefferson Davis, he of the US Senate until the secession of the Southern States, wasn’t in favor of it and thought the proper forum was the courtrom not the battlefield.

            In hindsight, lobbing some projectiles at Ft. Sumter, probably wasn’t a good idea.

          • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

            he was ingesting pure mercury on a daily basis,thought it was a tonic–by the time he figured out it was killing him,making him sick,crazy, it was too late—


            Yeah, that’s what they said about Hitler….

          • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

            No doubt Linc was also gay and had an undescended testicle.

            How could he be sane with all that going on!?

          • toktomi April 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm #


            I’m hoping that y’all get the semantics hammered out here over the term, “civil war” so the rest of us can get to sleep tonight.



          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2023 at 11:45 pm #

            “Lincoln was insane–he was ingesting pure mercury on a daily basis,thought it was a tonic–by the time he figured out it was killing him,making him sick,crazy, it was too late—his wife was nuts too though probably for other reasons…seems like nothing has changed.” ~ happiface


            “Lovely girl, you’re the murder in my world
            Dressing coffins for the souls I’ve left to die
            Drinking mercury to the mystery
            Of all that you should ever leave behind
            In time…”

            youtu . be/9uWwvQKGjLI?t=90

          • Woodchuck April 15, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

            @ Jarek, you write “No doubt Linc was also gay and had an undescended testicle.”

            Are you trying to bring Hitler into this in a sneaky way? Adolf was alleged to have only had one testicle visible, and possibly this made him a bit cranky and vindictive. Also he might have been a closet gay, who knows? – but it does seem he had very serious difficulties relating to women. He never married until the very last moment, sorta like it turned out for Bogart’s character in the movie “African Queen”. . One historian called Hitler “a womanless wannabe Napoleon”.

            Well, let’s go to someplace called “Quora” and see how this question gets answered:

            “Did Hitler admire Lincoln?”

            Hannah MacAndrews from the London School of economics writes:

            “He thought Lincoln was legally right in denying the national sovereignty of individual states– and that this was the case everywhere else in the world.

            As he wrote In Meine Kampf:

            What is a federated state?

            By a federated state we understand a league of sovereign states which band together of their own free will, on the strength of their sovereignty; ceding to the totality that share of their particular sovereign rights which makes possible and guarantees the existence of the common federation.

            In practice this theoretical formulation does not apply entirely to any of the federated states existing on earth today. Least of all to the American Union, where, as far as the overwhelming part of the individual states are concerned, there can be no question of any original sovereignty, but, on the contrary, many of them were sketched into the total area of the Union in the course of time, so to speak. Hence in the individual states of the American Union we have mostly to do with smaller and larger territories, formed for technical, administrative reasons, and, often marked out with a ruler, states which previously had not and could not have possessed any state sovereignty of their own. For it was not these states that had formed the Union, on the contrary it was the Union which formed a great part of such so-called states. The very extensive special rights granted, or rather assigned, to the individual territories are not only in keeping with the whole character of this federation of states, but above all with the size of its area, its spatial dimensions which approach the scope of a continent. And so, as far as the states of the American Union are concerned, we cannot speak of their state sovereignty, but only of their constitutionally established and guaranteed rights, or better, perhaps, privileges.

            This precisely mirrors what Lincoln wrote in denying the national sovereignty of each American state; in fact parts of it seem almost plagiarized from Lincoln’s special message to Congress on July 4th, 1861…………

            Rather, Hitler simply lifted Lincoln’s schlock rhetoric in order to justify his similar ruthless expansion of power to build an imperial state, in violation of national sovereignty of other.”

            Yes indeed, Hitler was as against states rights and as big a promoter of central power as Lincoln was. Lincoln turned the USA into the same type of roach trap that the 3rd Reich was for a few years. Once in you could never get out unless you had superior military force. For example had the Bavarians seceded, Hitler would have invaded them in the same way he invaded Austria when the entire Nazi mess first started.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 1:57 pm #

        RD says: “We’ve never had a civil war in this country”

        I think my four (4) Gr-Gr-Grandaddies who participated in the Late Unpleasantness Between the North and the South (1861-1865) might have taken issue with that statement, but I think I see what you are getting at.

        In a legal sense and as a matter of constitutional theory you are correct. A true “Civil War” is a war between 2 or more rival political factions for CONTROL of a SINGLE GOVERNMENT.

        That did not happen in 1861-1865. The South did not try to overthrow the U.S. Government. They withdrew their consent to be governed by the Northern faction through a numerical majority in the national government. They effected this withdrawal of consent by rescinding their ratifications of the U.S. Constitution by seceding from the general government. They then formed a near carbon-copy of the union that they had withdrawn from, but with a few more safeguards added to protect state sovereignty.

        When Lincoln invaded the Confederate States the Congress in Richmond voted a Declaration of War against the United States in recognition of the fact that Lincoln’s invasion of Confederate territory constituted an act of War. So from a legal perspective, the war was international in nature between two sovereign countries. The British and the French all but acknowledged that this was the de facto state of things when they recognized the Confederate States as a “belligerent power.” Had the Confederates prevailed in that war the United States would not have been overthrown. Only the extent of its sovereign territory would have been diminished. No different than what happened in 1783 after the Treaty of Paris. British sovereignty in North America did not come to an end. It continued in the region that would one day become Canada. The Brits kept right on ruling that territory filled with Loyalists who remained true to the British Crown.

        Of course, the North’s theory of the nature of the conflict was different, they denied that a right of secession (self-government) existed. (Thought New England felt quite differently at the convention held in Hartford, CT in 1815!!!) But by 1861 the Yanks had flipped on that position. Apparently, you could join their little club called the United States of America, but you could not resign from it, or they would bludgeon you to death to retain you for your membership dues! (Taxes)

        Here’s a good analogy for you: Imagine, ladies and gentlemen, if we treated MARRIAGES in this manner. You can marry someone, but you cannot divorce them, and if the husband or wife abandons the marriage, the remaining spouse may employ as much force as they deem necessary to locate, arrest, and drag the fleeing spouse back. Well, who would stand for that for very long?

        The bottom line is that without CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED – the citizens are reduced to being nothing more than mere subjects – or serfs, and the Republic is quickly reduced to being a Banana Republic and a bad joke. Any government that one can consent to, is also a government that one can withdraw their consent from, or self-government of the people, by the people, and for the people is well and truly at an end.

        So, yeah, we’ve never had a true, honest to God, “Civil War” in this country, as defined in the dictionary. But the damn Yankees won the last one and tacked that silly name on the conflict after the fact to cover up what they did: As in waging a war to DENY self-government by the consent of the governed citizens who resided in the Confederate States. Sorry if I’ve busted anyone’s bubble on the bullshit history they have been taught by the victors.

        • RD April 14, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

          I agree with much of what you have written. I will add a few things:

          Silly, prideful little Vermont threatened secession over a dozen times. Each time, Southern and midwestern states made them some concession and talked them off the ledge. Vermont constantly invoked its right to secede whenever it damn well pleased.

          The 10th Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Secession is not a power delegated to the federal government, therefore, it is a power reserved to the States and the people. That is the only justification that the Southern states, or Vermont, for that matter needed to secede.

          If the Southern states never lawfully left, why did they need to be readmitted? Why were conditions placed on them for “readmission?” The truth is that they left constitutionally and by an illegal and unjust war, were dragooned back into an involuntary union so that the North could control them economically. Every amendment after the 12th amendment was enacted under duress and is null and void.

          • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 4:04 pm #

            I get your point, RD. Not calling it a civil war is a new way to look at it, but you are right.

            I never actually understood why it was considered illegal for the South to leave the Union anyway. Is the US a roach motel? You can never leave?

            I asked my dad one time why they didn’t just let the south go, and he said that the US never would have been such a strong power if they hadn’t stayed together.

            So 20 million people who were killed in the last 70 years would not have been killed if it wasn’t for Lincoln?

            Not a great argument, imo.

          • hmuller April 14, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

            I’ve heard that some European bankers (with a name we shall not mention) were tied into those shenanigans.

  2. Bill of Rights April 14, 2023 at 9:21 am #

    Joe Biden just signed a $850 billion military budget.

    Does anybody know how much of that goes to pensions?

    Here in the Florida panhandle there are more retired military than active duty even though we are home to the nation’s largest air force base (Eglin). So I have a feeling we spend way more on pensions that we do on the actual standing army. Do any readers know for sure? Thanks.

    • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 9:46 am #

      According to the CBO, $150B, or a little over 25% of the total 2012 budget, was paid out on pensions. I doubt pensions have risen in lockstep with DoD budget increases since then, though.


      • Bill of Rights April 14, 2023 at 10:56 am #

        Thanks for the link Dis.

        As I read it, the pension payouts in 2012 were about $50 billion and the active military pay was about $100 billion for 1.4 million soldiers…total $150 billion.

        The report also mentions that the VA budget is an additional $139 billion.

        Then there’s TRICARE health insurance which has 10 million members, but the report didn’t list the cost of Tricare.

        It indeed appears the retired military costs are far higher than the actual cost of the active military…and those were 2012 figures.

        • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 11:26 am #

          They’ll all be defaulted on at some point, I’m sure. Probably as a transfer to “stock or bond market equity,” where it can be defaulted on again would be my guess. It’s all dominoes from here on out.

          • Yirgach April 14, 2023 at 11:56 am #

            They may try the same trick as in France, where BlackRock and Vanguard loaded up the pension funds with tranches of worthless paper. They aren’t rioting over an increase in retirement age, it’s over the loss of pension fund wealth.

          • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 12:09 pm #


            This is a great point. Just as pensions for corporate America transitioned to 401ks over the decades, so too will military, law enforcement, and teachers pensions transition. Only this time, it may be a quickie rollover into a 401k/IRA type account. I think in the case of corporate America, they removed pensions from the compensation package for new employees while they watched the pensioners die off and this took years to accomplish. They can market this new version however they want, default, transfer, new government service to privatize your retirement, whatever. It’ll probably depend upon state level law. But it will get lots of government obligation off the books. Then these folks can learn for themselves that not only are pensions not a “sure thing”, but that the stock markets are a rigged game.

            Fun stuff.


    • Freddie April 14, 2023 at 9:47 am #

      It is my understanding, BoR, that most of the Pentagon’s budget is just used to support the daily nutsNbolts of runing the, what, 800 or so military bases the US maintains all over the world. Which is why the a**holes in DC are scrambling all over the world trying to scrounge up artillery ammunition to sent to Ukraine. Very little of the budget actually goes into “sharpening” the “tip of the spear”.

      • Yirgach April 14, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

        Supposedly Austin has said that next year’s defense budget will double (!!) in order to replace all the supplies and ammo sent to the Ukraine debacle.

        Maybe they should just buy it back on the black market, everyone else is.

    • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 11:44 am #

      Pension amounts will increasingly decrease as the older generation succumbs to the clot shots they have taken multiple time. American women aren’t having babies anymore (too enlightened to waste time on a child) so the birth rate is collapsing.

      Just a thought.

      • Yirgach April 14, 2023 at 4:41 pm #

        Historically as the quality of life improves mostly due to cheap, reliable energy, the family size decreases. However there are other reasons why the birth rate is declining.

        The introduction of mRNA gene therapy has also added the extra whammy of the mRNA passing the blood barrier and detectable in breast milk.

        “Dr Byram Bridle “our public health officials and governments have not been following the science … these mRNA vaccines can be detected in breast milk … it’s very frustrating as a scientist to see all this happening.”

    • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      Pension funds are what allow Blackrock and Vanguard to control the world.

      I remember after the 2008 crash, when my 401K leeches informed us that we had lost all our money and needed to double down on future contributions to make up for it.

      Do they think I’m an idiot? is what I thought.

      But then dammed if the state didn’t tell us the same thing. They had lost the pension funds in the crash and we needed to make up for it.

      But there was a significant factoid that slipped out. They said that current workers paid 2/3 of the pensions that were being paid out to former workers.

      Wait. What? The taxpayers have to pay billions to Blackrock (through the state trust managers) to make up for the shortfall, but the actual payouts were only 1/3 more than the state workers were already contributing?
      Yeah, I think not.

      And then people bitch about the power of Blackrock? Simple fix.

      Same with Social Security. It used to be pay-as-you-go until the evil Reagan told us that the Baby Boomers needed to pay for a “trust fund”. So they doubled the FICA deductions and Reagan promptly stole them to make up for the tax cuts he gave to the rich.
      And now they are telling us that the trust fund is almost gone, (the way it was designed to be), and we need to turn SS funds over to Blackrock also.

      OK, then, go back to pay-as-you-go, the way it was before. Somehow the Greatest Generation managed to pay for their parents while they were also paying for the raising of the Baby Boomers. But we can’t do that anymore?

      I call bullshit.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 12:28 pm #

        They told us we needed to fund Ukraine’s pensions too.

        • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

          Yes. I’m guessing that Ukraine had a pay-as-you-go system.

          Because handing over trillions to greedy fund managers who use the money to take over the world, is an incredibly stupid way to pay for old people’s stipends.

      • Geowhizz April 14, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

        The plan: Allegedly, Netanyahu to the jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in 2002: “Once we squeeze all we can out of the United States, it can dry up and blow away.”

  3. lizharmon April 14, 2023 at 9:24 am #

    We have to lose the war in Ukraine like I lost the war in Afghanistan before we can lose the war for Taiwan. I’m starting to like our chances agaisnt the vaxxed up drag queens of the US military industrial complex.

    • Bill of Rights April 14, 2023 at 9:40 am #

      Most Taiwanese wouldn’t put up a fight against the mainland, because they are economically and socially tightly connected. Every big industrialist in Taiwan has factories on the mainland. Look at Hong Kong: very few have left even though they lost their basic freedoms.

      In case anyone is interested in obeying our old constitution, article one, section 8 forbids Congress from levying taxes to pay for the defense of any country other than the U.S. (Taiwan is not the U.S.)

      • grochef April 14, 2023 at 11:27 am #

        Good point. Neither is Ukraine.

        • Islander April 14, 2023 at 11:37 am #

          Soooooo would “defending” Ukraine and Taiwan be impeachable offenses?

          And, what about the whole NATO endeavour? Is that to defend the USA or to defend Europe?

          I know, silly questions, but they say the dumbest question is the one you didn’t ask . . .

          Lots of dot dot dots these days . . .

      • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

        The whole think is ridiculous. If we cared so much about Taiwan, why did we build China into a super power?

        Yes, there is nothing about foreign aid in the Constitution. Utter assholes every last one of them, with one or two partial exceptions.

        Rasputin to the Czar: The whole of the Balkans aren’t worth the life of one Russian soldier. Where is our Rasputin?

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:09 pm #

          The consolidated government in Washington has paid little heed to original intent, much less the actual text of the Constitution, since they got away with subverting it in 1865.

          Prior to that time it was normal and routine for members of Congress to look for language in the Constitution that authorized the federal government to do the things they wanted to do. After all, the federal government is one of limited and express powers DELEGATED to it by the States, who are the actual fountainheads of sovereignty under our system. States retain all other powers that have no been expressly delegated to the Feds.

          So, as you well know, the States are supposed to be where most of the power is. Sadly, today we have the tail wagging the dog and the Feds lord it over the States as if they are the natural masters of the whole country with no effective limits on their power other than those they choose to recognize and abide by. Said self-acknowledge “limits” on Federal power are growing fewer with each passing year as the Feds continually play word games in the courts to expand their power and to erode that of the States.

          If the general government in Washington were to suddenly return to governing as it did prior to 1861, about 99% of the things that the Feds do today would dry up and blow away and the people would prosper from it.

          • farmgal April 14, 2023 at 4:03 pm #

            Most states have become so fat from the government tit that they cannot wean themselves off. But…I read yesterday that Oklahoma has a bill before their assembly to come up with a plan to wean their education system completely away from fedgov. It’s a start.

        • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:30 pm #

          ” Where is our Rasputin?”

          Who would step forward? I read a book several decades ago that described Rasputin’s life and his demise. The book ended with the description of an old woman living in Paris in possession of (purportedly) Rasputin’s dick she kept in an old cigar box.

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:31 pm #

            Good man. Just keep spinning that dreidel. At least you eventually learned to read…..

            Old women are the worst, right? As Kipling said, a woman is just a woman, but a cigar is a smoke.

          • Q. Shtik April 15, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

            an old woman living in Paris in possession of (purportedly) Rasputin’s dick she kept in an old cigar box. – elysian


            I hope she kept it packed in dry ice.

          • elysianfield April 15, 2023 at 4:49 pm #

            Dried and shriveled, as I recall the brief description.

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:05 pm #

        The US has plans to blow up the semi-conductor plants on Taiwan “if China invades”, and the Taiwanese know it.

        But they love us and want us to start a war on their behalf.

        At least, that’s what the squawking heads tell us.

      • abbybwood April 14, 2023 at 2:05 pm #

        Every elected official takes an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and domestic, so help me God.”

        Apparently it is time to remind every member of Congress about Article 1, Section 8.

        When Zelensky spoke before Congress and was demanding more taxpayers money, instead of following the Constitution they were “laying hands on him” like he was Jesus in the flesh.

        Probably 98% of Congress are part of the cult.

      • Mac April 14, 2023 at 3:45 pm #

        What about paying the Ukraine pension system?

  4. BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 9:30 am #

    Phew, much to digest here. Journalist Seymour Herch has commented on Zelensky — indeed the whole of Ukrainian leadership — skimming at least $400 million from various ‘Western Aid Packages, and stuffing it into banks in London, Paris and Zurich. Some say this group of Ukrainian elites are building their mansions in Boca, others say Miami Beach. Networks like CNN & DW are still going on about the Ukrainian ‘Great Spring Counteroffensive’ which supposedly will come any day and drive the Russian army not only out of the wastern oblast, but out of Crimea as well. This is delusional, and one wonders why legacy networks are still reporting on it ~ perhaps to keep hope alive and the schwag flowing in from western Europe & the USA.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 9:45 am #

      We were told Zelensky already owns such a mansion, while at the same time we were told he’s going to all this bother and putting himself in harm’s way for a measly large house.

    • SpeedyBB April 14, 2023 at 6:35 pm #

      Speaking of troublesome Crimea – fumetti of Putin on phone with Obama, the punch line being “Crimea River” as he puts on sunglasses – this caricature just popped up in my Inbox, courtesy of Internet Archive.

      It’s entitled “Comic map of the seat of war with entirely new features”, and sounds sorefully contemporary. A long-winded description starts off “Extremely rare first satirical map of Europe, drawn and lithographed in color by Thomas Onwhyn. It shows the political situation in Europe during the Crimean War which took place between 1853 and 1856, involving the Russian Empire against the alliance of the Ottoman Empire, France, Great Britain and Sardinia. Caused by Russian expansionism as the Ottoman Empire was in decline, the Crimean War was fought mostly in Crimea around the naval base of Sevastopol, and ended with the defeat of Russia and the Treaty of Paris of 1856. The major players in the conflict are represented by an animal, a typical object or a caricature of the leader”.


      The only aspect missing is the buzz of internet patriots, trolls, wags, spammers, military experts and other assorted riff-raff. Oh yes – and of course the icing on the cake: a bristling of nukes.

  5. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 9:40 am #

    “Our stunning victory in the Caribbean island nation of Grenada”. Heh.

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    • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 9:55 am #

      That one ranks right up there, doesn’t it? That was St. Ronnie’s first major victory and really pumped up the flagging esteem of the post-Vietnam US military at the time. Probably no coincidence that the Falklands “triumph” occurred about the same time.

      • RD April 14, 2023 at 10:51 am #

        Yes. Not a fan of Ronnie, but at least he didn’t get us into some large-scale global conflict. That might have been his greatest achievement.

        • Uncle Bob April 14, 2023 at 11:35 am #

          No major conflicts, the dismantling of the USSR, economic prosperity . . . yeah, that Reagan was a really incompetent bastard.

          Oh, right. He left the Democrat Party and succeeded in helping average Americans prosper. Again, what a bastard.

          • RD April 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

            Never said he was a bastard. What came of the dismantling of the USSR? Where is my peace dividend? All that came of that was that the neocons had to go out in search of new dragons to slay. A sort of Hitler of the month club of rotating despots. One year we’re arming them, the next year we’re fomenting a coup against them or nakedly bombing them.

          • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

            Economic prosperity? Did you even live here?

            Massive depression in the first year, doubling of payroll taxes to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy, family farms gone, blue-collar union jobs gone, homelessness all over the place.

            How is that “prosperity”?

            It was better than what happened to the Russians after the USSR was destroyed, I’ll give you that.

            But why celebrate either?

          • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

            Yeah and don’t forget his efforts on behalf of the illegal immigrants. He began the process of legalizing them. They told the old fool that that would be it – a strong border after that!

            He was good with words, actually writing some of his own speeches. The last one to do that. And of course delivery – he was an actor. He meant well, but his mind wasn’t up to the level of his intentions – even before his senility set in.

            That’s not nothing. Many of them do not mean well. I think he did. Thus he was a Patriot.

          • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:11 pm #

            He wasn’t incompetent, I’ll give you that also.

            He was put in to destroy and he did it.

          • neurodoc April 14, 2023 at 12:20 pm #

            It never ceases to amaze me how many people are delusional around the issues of D vs. R behind names, and how they are blinded by simple letters.

          • RD April 14, 2023 at 12:27 pm #

            I agree that he meant well, but I will never understand why he is lionized by nearly everyone on the supposed “Right.” He was an FDR-era liberal and never ceased being one. He said that he didn’t leave the Democrat party, but that the Democrat party left him. He was perfectly fine with FDR’s mammoth expansion of the federal government, but thought that LBJ went a little too far. He signed the first legalization of abortion into law as California governor and was busy eating jelly beans while the neocons, Bill Buckley, and the CIA completely took over his presidency and purged every actual conservative from public life. Possibly, the worst thing he did was, at the urging of all of his Hollywood connections, normalize homosexuality in American public life. His betrayal on immigration was the single worst thing to happen to this country since the civil rights and immigration acts in the 60’s.

          • Islander April 14, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

            Well, dismantling the USSR was a major favor to the Russians—-until the thievery and economic rapine began.

            But Putin arrived to drive out (most of) the grifters, and now Russia enjoys the advantages of being rid of the USSR and finally being in charge of its own destiny and economy.

          • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:12 pm #


            One ponders how much longer it will be before the California commissars declare the Reagan Library a “Hate Site” and send their black-clad street thugs to burn it to the ground and to dig up poor old Ronnie’s corpse so they can toss it into the Pacific.

            Don’t laugh. I guarantee you that some fanatics with very fevered brows have already contemplated doing this the moment the balloon goes up and Civil War 2 gets rolling.

          • RD April 14, 2023 at 2:25 pm #


            How long is it before MLK gets canceled for opposing homosexuality? Maybe he’ll be left along by the Left because they admire his plagiarism, dalliances with communism, and disdain for monogamous marriage.

          • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

            Dismantling the Soviet Union was a ”favor” to the Russians?!

            7 million dead Russians in the 90s might disagree with that arrogant, typically American, belief.

            You can’t ask them, they dead, but polls show that the majority of Russians left alive thought they were better off before.

          • Islander April 14, 2023 at 8:42 pm #


            Perhaps you read half of what I wrote.

            OTOH, perhaps you are a Putin hater. In which case, there is nothing more to say. .

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

            Isle: Paula was (is?) a member of one of the Communist parties. She believes that the fall of the Soviet Union was a tragedy. She denies they ever did anything wrong!

            Putin believes it was a tragedy too. He has said so in so many words. But he believes they did much that was wrong and evil. He is sane. Paula is still something of a cultist I’m afraid. She studiously ignores his critiques of Communism, preferring to focus on his efforts to rebuilt the Federation on firmer and more just grounds.

    • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:07 pm #

      That actually also caused death and disorder, just like all the other invasions.

      But they managed to destroy the mental hospital where it is said the CIA was running MK-Ultra projects. The president the US overthrew might have been looking into what was going on there.

      So, Mission Accomplished.

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:12 pm #

        Referring to Grenada, above.

  6. farmgal April 14, 2023 at 9:41 am #

    First thing that caught my eye regarding the leaker’s identity was his “OG” tag. Never knew it stood for Original Gangster. I find it hard to believe that any rational thinking person can swallow this story. Of course the young man is the perfect fall guy for the left…white, Christian, loves guns and women. Truly a deadly combo.

    As I was watching Tucker’s coverage of same I couldn’t help but realize that we are living the reality of a failed state. Yes I know that sounds naïve and of course I’ve been on the bandwagon for many years, but when that “long train of abuses and usurpations” slaps you right in the face it’s time to wake up. This could be anyone’s son or grandson they are pinning this on. Are we now living in a world no different than the former USSR with it’s censorship and political prisioners?.

    It truly becomes more incredulous every day.

    • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 9:49 am #

      As I was watching Tucker’s coverage of same I couldn’t help but realize that we are living the reality of a failed state.

      Nothing naïve about that whatsoever. It’s just more obvious now than it’s ever been before.

    • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 9:55 am #

      One wonders, when the Ukrainian army dissolves into the fertile black earth east of the Dneiper & current Ukrainian leadership flees the country on US Military aircraft bound for SFlorida with suitcases full of cash (similar to what happened in Afghanistan) how will it be explained away to the Proles here in the United States. At CNN and Wapo narratives must be already prepared for that certain eventuality.

    • AlD666 April 14, 2023 at 10:00 am #

      We know from Tucker Carlson’s emails that he despises Trump and Trump’s supporters.

      • farmgal April 14, 2023 at 10:31 am #

        What’s your point?

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      • benr April 14, 2023 at 11:17 am #

        Well we know for a fact you suffer some form of hatred blindness from speaking douchebag to power.
        How do people get so spell bound by their own bullshit?
        Does having your head stuffed up your own ass ever get painful?

        • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 11:47 am #

          No, I don’t imagine having his head stuffed up his own ass is painful. After all, given his moniker, I presume he has had much more in the way of things shoved up that poop chute. And now as a nasty result, you have AIDS to enjoy for the rest of your life. Hope that was worth it.

        • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:23 pm #

          “Does having your head stuffed up your own ass ever get painful?”

          Don’t know, but I will give odds that it will change your perspective….

    • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 10:02 am #


      Thanks for solving the “OG” riddle. I did not understand that either.

      The leaker doesn’t have the clearance to have pulled this off without help. I wonder if they will arrest someone else to make it more plausible?

      The leaker is the patsy.

      • farmgal April 14, 2023 at 10:33 am #

        He will probably be “Epsteined” at the earliest possible moment.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 11:58 am #

        Texeira—typical local Portuguese name.

        Is it possible that this guy did hack Pentagon computers, as I think Chelsea Manning did. He seems to have had no particular interest in the war itself . . .

        Scott Ritter has stated, on the show with Judge Napolitano, that someone pretty high up had to have taken the the paper documents from a secure briefing room.

        Who would have scanned those into a digital format?

        The NYT seems to be saying that the NYT compiled digital evidence (not the Pentagon?). The Times was on hand when the FBI arrived—koinkidink?

        “NORTH DIGHTON, Mass. — The F.B.I. arrested a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard on Thursday in connection with the leak of dozens of highly classified documents containing an array of national security secrets, including the breadth of surveillance the United States is able to conduct on Russia.

        Airman First Class Jack Douglas Teixeira was taken into custody to face charges of leaking classified documents after federal authorities said he had posted batches of sensitive intelligence to an online gaming chat group, called Thug Shaker Central.

        As reporters from The New York Times gathered near the house on Thursday afternoon, about a half-dozen F.B.I. agents pushed into the home of Airman Teixeira’s mother in North Dighton, with a twin-engine government surveillance plane keeping watch overhead.

        Some of the agents arrived heavily armed. Law enforcement officials learned before the search that Airman Teixeira was in possession of multiple weapons, according to a person familiar with the investigation, and the F.B.I. found guns at the house.

        Not long after, cameras caught a handcuffed Airman Teixeira, wearing red shorts and boots, being led away from the home by two heavily armed men.

        In Washington, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland, in a brief statement, announced the arrest and said Airman Teixeira would be arraigned at the Federal District Court in Massachusetts. Mr. Garland said he was arrested in connection with the “unauthorized removal, retention and transmission of classified national defense information,” a reference to the Espionage Act, which is used to prosecute the mishandling and theft of sensitive intelligence.

        The arrest raised questions about why such a junior enlisted airman had access to such an array of potentially damaging secrets, why adequate safeguards had not been put in place after earlier leaks and why a young man would risk his freedom to share intelligence about the war in Ukraine with a group of friends he knew from a video game social media site.

        A motive in the case for now remains elusive. But, according to people who knew him online, Airman Teixeira was no whistle-blower. Unlike previous huge leaks of information, from the Pentagon Papers to WikiLeaks to Edward Snowden’s disclosures, outrage about wrongdoing or government policies does not appear to have been a factor.

        Indeed, the disclosures were potentially damaging to all parties in the Ukraine war as well as future intelligence collection. While some officials, including President Biden, have downplayed the damage from the leak, it will take months to learn whether U.S. intelligence loses access to important methods of collection because of the disclosures.

        The F.B.I. had been zeroing in on Airman Teixeira for several days, tracking its own investigative clues as well as some of the same information that The Times and The Washington Post had developed about the Discord group where he had shared the documents, officials said.

        Still, as reporters uncovered more information, law enforcement officials had to speed up their investigation.

        While federal investigators believed that Airman Teixeira could pose a danger to agents conducting the search, his online friends knew him as a sometimes hectoring leader of their small community.

        Several months ago, a user of Thug Shaker Central known as O.G. began uploading hundreds of pages of intelligence briefings into the small chat group. The group also discussed guns and military equipment, as well as the original subject of their group, video games.

        While the members of the chat group would not identify the group’s leader by name, a trail of digital evidence compiled by The Times led to Airman Teixeira. American officials have confirmed that they believe he uploaded the information taken improperly from U.S. military computers.

        As he posted the material, O.G. lectured the group’s members, who had bonded during the isolation of the pandemic, on the importance of staying abreast of world events.

        Airman Teixeira was trained as a cyber transport systems specialist, a job that could entail a variety of duties, such as keeping his unit’s communication networks running. He was assigned to the 102nd Intelligence Wing at Otis Air National Guard Base, part of Joint Base Cape Cod, according to an Air Force spokeswoman. The 102nd Intelligence Wing’s official Facebook page congratulated Airman Teixeira and colleagues on their promotion to airmen first class in July.

        Officials would not answer questions about what in Airman Teixeira’s duties would necessitate his having access to daily slides about the Ukraine war, much less the daily deluge of intelligence reports from the C.I.A., the National Security Agency and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. There are units at the base that process intelligence collected from drones and U-2 spy planes, though it is doubtful that work alone would require the sort of access to the broad array of classified information that has been leaked on the Discord server.

        But he could also have gained access to the documents in other ways. U.S. government officials with security clearance often receive such documents through daily emails on a classified computer network, one official told The Times, and those emails might then be automatically forwarded to other people.

        Airman Teixeira’s mother, Dawn, speaking outside her home in North Dighton on Thursday, confirmed that her son was a member of the Air National Guard and said he had recently been working overnight shifts at a base on Cape Cod. In the past few days, he had changed his phone number, she said.

        Later, someone who appeared to be Airman Teixeira drove onto the property in a red pickup truck.

        When Times reporters approached the house again, the truck was parked in the driveway. Airman Teixeira’s mother and his stepfather were standing in the driveway.

        When asked if Airman Teixeira was there and willing to speak, his stepfather, Thomas P. Dufault, said: “He needs to get an attorney if things are flowing the way they are going right now. The feds will be around soon, I’m sure.”

        Within a few hours, the prediction of Mr. Dufault, a retired Air Force master sergeant, proved correct as F.B.I. and other government personnel drove onto the property.

        A neighbor, Paul Desousa, looked on as the F.B.I. agents yelled Airman Teixeira’s name. The neighbor said the young man then walked out of the house.

        Mr. Desousa did not know Airman Teixeira, but said he had frequently heard him fire weapons in the woods behind his house.

        After Airman Teixeira was led away, the search of the property continued. And as the sun began to set, a food delivery truck arrived for the F.B.I. agents scouring Airman Teixeira’s family home, a sign that the search was likely to continue for several hours.

        Members of Thug Shaker Central who spoke to The Times said that the documents they discussed online were meant to be purely informative. While many pertained to the war in Ukraine, the members said they took no side in the conflict.

        The documents, they said, started to get wider attention only when one of the teenage members of the group took a few dozen of them and posted them to a public online forum. From there they were picked up by Russian-language Telegram channels and then The Times, which first reported on them.

        In Washington, the crisis over the leaks began late last week, as some documents began surfacing on Telegram and Twitter.

        Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III was initially briefed on the leak on the morning of April 6. Pentagon officials tried to get some of the Telegram and Twitter posts showing pictures of some of the documents that initially came to light deleted, but they were unsuccessful.

        The next day, last Friday, Mr. Austin began convening departmentwide meetings to address the growing disclosures. Pentagon and other U.S. officials began contacting congressional leaders and allies to alert them to the leaks, which have ignited political firestorms in some countries.

        Also last Friday, the military’s Joint Staff, which had produced many of the briefing slides that were leaked, instituted procedures to limit the distribution of highly sensitive briefing documents and restrict attendance at meetings where briefing books containing paper copies of the documents were available.

        On Tuesday, in his first public comments about the leaks, Mr. Austin struggled to explain why the Defense Department only learned about the leaks long after they first surfaced on Discord.

        “Well, they were somewhere in the web,” Mr. Austin said of the leaked documents. “And where exactly and who had access at that point, we don’t know. We simply don’t know at this point.”

        Even as Mr. Austin spoke, news outlets began writing about discoveries of more documents.

        On Thursday morning, Mr. Austin called a meeting with senior staff members to discuss the crisis.

        But by then the F.B.I. was already preparing the search warrant for the home in North Dighton, and investigators began assuring Pentagon officials that the leaker would soon be caught.

        • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

          He didn’t “hack”. The story was that the documents were copied on a copier, because after Snowden the CIA clamped down on jump drives.

          So we were told that the leaker used a copy machine and then hid the papers, went home, and scanned them.

          The story may change. Our ruling overlords are fond of putting out multiple bullshit stories, so that we may argue over which one we prefer.

          But yeah, this 21 y.o. is a patsy, and he will be Epstein’d or Oswald’d.

          • Islander April 14, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

            It looks as though the images are photographs of paper documents. This is why Ritter thinks they were taken from briefing rooms where paper copies were available.

            But after being photographed and hence “digitized,” it appears that the pjhotographs of the documents were on some computers that were hacked.

            “” American officials have confirmed that they believe he uploaded the information taken improperly from U.S. military computers.””

            In the sentence above, “he uploaded the information” sounds odd. First, “the information” sounds odd instead of “the documents.”

            Second, didn’t he “download” the documents images from somewhere first and then share it with his chat group?

          • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 2:02 pm #

            Is that today’s story?

            Tomorrow there will be another one, I predict.

          • Islander April 14, 2023 at 8:45 pm #

            Nice savel!

            (You can take back your “He didn’t hack” comment now!)

          • Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 5:07 am #

            Paula D. knows, Islander.

            She just knows.

            Give up now!


          • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 12:16 pm #

            What part of
            “Our ruling overlords are fond of putting out multiple bullshit stories, so that we may argue over which one we prefer”
            do you not understand?

            I don’t give a flying fuck what story they put out Thurs or Fri or the one they put out today.

            That’s because I know that the whole thing is a psy op and this is how they do psy ops.

            The important thing is why they are doing it and what fresh atrocity it is meant to cover.

            But you two do go on with your bickering. I’m sure it will entertain you.

        • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

          Dighton? Isn’t that where the Standing Stones stand? Massachusetts’ Mystery Hill? Perhaps he pretended to practice the old rites there – but was possessed by something real that lingered there, waiting for the right vehicle?

          Remember, the grooves in the altar stones are for blood…..

        • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 3:01 pm #

          Thanks, Islander, for posting/ or writing this.

    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 10:42 am #

      They needed a new right-wing boogieman for a big distraction as so many trannies have been actually committing acts of terror.

    • D from OR April 14, 2023 at 11:12 am #

      The “Leaker” identity being Original Gangster just shows this is being run out of the CIA by a bunch of old guys. It’s a very old gaming term and an inside joke on folks like you who don’t know it. It is supposed to scare you.

      The Leaker like the Shooters are always the age of young CIA recruits. Note they are usually “good kids” and like this guy has a tie to the military. Perfect. This is how it is done.

      So then the Old Guys (Original Gangsters…) of the CIA just have to let the new conscript know that after the Operation they will have to ditch their old identity. Of course many are just fine with that as they are barely adults.

      It’s a scam. Start seeing the patterns. Don’t wonder if its being done because it’s being done. These events always have the same hallmarks

      Tucker talks about the event but direct your attention from the big picture by seizing on an insignificant detail. That way he can appear to be some kind of arbiter of truth-telling in media despite the fact that he is employed by a one of the mega-media psyop operations.

      • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        At key moments, they take him off the air – like after the Steal. You do believe the Election was stolen, right?

        I believe they have trouble keeping their attack dog on leash and on message. He’s not perfect, and he knows far more than he says, but he has far more integrity than the Fox organization as a whole.

        • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 10:47 am #

          Yeah, he’s such a rebel. I didn’t need Tucker Carlson to tell me about the election. Like anyone with a brain I could see. Come on.

          He can’t say anything they don’t approve or they take him off the air. What an “Attack Dog!” Get real.

          You folks always want your hero.

          I mean the fact that his father was director of Voice of America and president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and more recently a director at the lobbying firm Policy Impact Strategic Communications probably has NOTHING to do with his “success” eh?

          Also he did drive Gary Webb (a real journalist) to suicide. Look that story up.

          Please. Just wake up. He’s a tool.

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

      Remember farm, in the larger sense this is a return to normal. This is how most regimes have been throughout human history.

      The West tried for more individual freedom at times – at least for some. The modern West tried to give it to all , even the unworthy. And of course those who hated the whole endeavor took advantage of that mistake.

      • farmgal April 14, 2023 at 4:11 pm #

        Sort of reminds me of that quote “there was a dream that was Rome”.
        I do realize that America has been the exception to the tyrannical empires of the past but it was sure great while it lasted.

        • SpeedyBB April 15, 2023 at 2:14 am #

          Wasn’t the line “…there was a dream that was Rome” from Gladiator, where the Emperor was talking to Maximus?

          Some very fine writing in that movie. Masterful direction as well. Hard to believe it is the same fellow who did “Alien” – classic cartoon BEM harem-scarem.

          • farmgal April 15, 2023 at 10:06 am #

            @BB – yes that’s where I recall I heard it. One of my all time favorites. Also hard to believe the Russell Crowe one sees today could possibly be the same person.

    • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:34 pm #

      Like Chuck G sang, “Don’t believe the hype”.

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:35 pm #

        Chuck D, that is.

  7. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 9:49 am #

    I must say I enjoyed watching Elon Musk bat around and humiliate that BBC guy the other day.

    It’s nice to see someone having fun. Fun is just a dim memory for me.

    • JackStraw April 14, 2023 at 9:55 am #

      When he was looking at his phone and laughing at the incapacitated twit, I couldn’t help but laugh like hell with him.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 10:02 am #

        I’d have felt sorry for the twit, except for the fact that he was so darn sure of himself to start with.

    • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 3:09 pm #


      I bought vegetable seeds today, A LOT of seeds. And I weeded my entire garden. It was fun!

      I ran into a guy I know at the big box store where I bought the seeds. He was noticing what (and how much) was in my cart and commenting on it. I changed the subject as I don’t want to be known, when it matters, as the seed lady.

      • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 5:37 pm #

        Good thinking.

      • Itzybytz April 14, 2023 at 9:57 pm #

        Mrs. Saj, when do you start planting? We still have snow on the ground. We’ve had 80 degree temps the last few days and that’s helped melt our 7 foot snow piles but this weekend, the flakes return.
        I even got a small rototiller this year and I’m excited to try it out, if our winter would just go away.

        • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 7:57 am #

          Hi Itzybytz,

          That’s a lot of snow! Is this unusual or the norm?

          I’m in the Midwest and it has a broad range for planting season. Everything can be in the ground by Memorial Day (May 29) without risk of frost. But the hardier plants, like potatoes can go in at the end of March. I’m in garden zone 5 and the last frost averages around April 7-30. But that’s just an average, so you risk your plants by not delaying beyond the average. What is your garden zone?

          It is supposed to be 80 here today but our weather reports are showing snow twice next week. And our trees are all budding here, so snow will not be good. When do you usually plant?

          I am stocking up on seeds, but this year I will plant a combination of nursery plants, onion sets, potato seeds. I am not growing my own seedlings this year under lights in the basement. I’ve been preoccupied with other projects. What are your plans for your garden? Are you advanced, beginner, or intermediate? I’ve never used a rototiller before.

          I also dote on my three ornamental trees and maybe a dozen rose bushes. I find the pruning very therapeutic.

          • Itzybytz April 15, 2023 at 2:25 pm #

            I’m in Midwest a bit North. Zone 4B. I have my solo cup tomatoes which are only about 2 to 3 inches high, but they have many branches. I keep my lights way low so they don’t have to reach for the sun. And I use my awl to poke holes for drainage. I have 30 tomatoes started, campari and celebrity style. I also have the regular green peppers and jalapeno to make salsa. Our garden is medium size about 50 feet square. I can’t plant until after Memorial Day and I trench in the big ones. My peppers need the warmth so I wait until the 2nd week of June to plant them. I have a raised bed with strawberries (2nd year for them). We put fence up and down and around. It was kind of hard to pick. I have two apple trees, a Harrelson for me cuz I love sour apples and a Honeycrisp for my husband. Ordered elderberry bushes this year. We are planting around 20 of those. I plant the usual veggies. I get the candy onion sets. They are tasty and usually 3″ + in width. We have a freeze dryer, so we freeze dry our extra onions and green peppers; We tried freeze drying tomatoes but there is too much moisture, it takes quite awhile and we weren’t happy with the end product. I usually plant my potatoes as soon as my husband rototills in all of our leaves.
            Yesterday, I pruned my rose bush and cleaned out my iris, peonies, and various other perrenials. I’m eyeing up my wild mullien. We made a hops tincture last year and shared it with our relatives that had issues with pain in their knees. They sprayed it on their knees and it did help. So I’m reading up on more herbal remedies. I’m trying to keep my 74 year self healthy.
            And we had a lot of snow this year. But there has been a drought over the past couple of years. I’m hoping all this water refills the lakes, streams and aquafirs.
            We mostly share with family and friends.

          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 3:18 pm #

            That sounds great! Your garden is double the size of mine. I just finished today spreading some manure and new topsoil and now the rain has started.. My ornamental trees are two Sargent Crabs and one Contorted Filbert (that’s a hazelnut).

            My favorite tomato species are Best Boy and Early Girl and some random type of cherry tomato. I like all of your selections and have similar here, though not nearly as many. I also do herbs; basil, Thai basil, dill, rosemary, mint, parsley, and cilantro.

            I’ve never made a tincture. My grandfather that had the 62 acres used to make wine. They were all too sweet except for the celery wine. That was good.

      • Anthea April 15, 2023 at 1:16 am #

        I had a conversation with my doctor–of all people–about starting tomato seedlings in Solo cups, which she says produced plants about a foot tall, that she started in March. (I’m assuming she meant the beginning of March.) She attributes this to feeding the seedlings with Neptune liquid fish and seaweed emulsion. Other people have advised me to do that too.

        Anyway, there are videos on the Solo Cup method, which I’ll try next year. It sounds much easier than starting seedlings in January and transplanting them into bigger pots, twice.

        My tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant are impressively large, but I started them much earlier.

        I already planted 23 peppers in the garden, but now I think I made a mistake planting them so early. Our average last frost date is April 15th, but now they are forecasting a low of 29° on the 22nd.

        Some Facebook friends have said they’ve planted their tomatoes, while others are saying, “No way would I plant this early.”

        I guess I will cover up the peppers if frost threatens. Everything else is still on the porch. It’s like a jungle.

        • Itzybytz April 15, 2023 at 2:33 pm #

          Anthea, you must be in a warmer climate. My plants would never make it. I like to use solo cups. Been doing it for years. After planting I did keep the tops of the cups and circled the plants, but my plants are pretty tough and weathered by the time I plant. We are possibly getting some snow flakes this weekend. I can only look at the empty garden at this point. I think we still have a bit of frost in the ground.
          It gives me time to clean up all the other beds. Apply new mulch and of course weed.
          Last year my garden had this low to the ground weed. I’d dig out all the roots and admire the clean soil and two days later that weed was back and it brought its friends. So this year, I have a small rototiller and my plan is to have no mercy on that weed. Just mow er’ down.
          Our last frost date can be 2nd week in June. So I do a lot of praying.

  8. Hockeyguy April 14, 2023 at 9:51 am #

    I always love reading Jim’s essays, and usually agree with almost all of it. The only thing I would add is that EVERYTHING is staged and planned. The elites leave nothing to chance, and aren’t simply sitting back and passively watching the world unfold like the rest of us powerless proletariat are. They have a purpose (or multiple purposes), and work to make things happen to their power and benefit, and I agree that Joe Biden will be hustled off stage-left before 2024 using a series of “scandals,” forced to a cushy retirement home to be spoon-fed tapioca pudding in his wheelchair by a CIA-approved nurse. After that, the BHO theory is plausible, but my guess is that loathsome Hillary pops back onto the stage, pretending to ride to the rescue by playing “national healer” and statesman, and using the “I was really the winner in 2016, so restore democracy by putting me there now” psyop to ride to the nomination and likely Oval Office in 2024. God help us.

    • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      With regard to HillBillary, I was thinking the same thing. The bitch won’t be dead politically until we verify she’s dead and in the ground, and maybe not even then.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

        Hopefully someone will drive a stake into the heart of her corpse and chop off the head before they plant her in the ground someday after she finally expires. Otherwise, the fucking witch may return as a vampire to continue sucking the blood from this country for her own benefit. Ugh!

        • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 8:22 pm #

          Did someone mention the Hildebeast?

          She will be our next – and last – President.

          If we want to avoid that, her head needs to be cut off and her body quartered. Five rockets will be needed to take each piece to a far away sun to be incinerated.

          Only when that happens will I stop predicting her return.

        • Anthea April 15, 2023 at 1:21 am #

          Hillary bears a striking resemblance to statues of Augustus Caesar’s wife, Livia–notorious for political intrigues, and also a notorious poisoner of rivals. Maybe Livia was a previous incarnation.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 10:04 am #

      It was always the plan to destroy as much as possible under Joe, then say “look what he did” and bring in someone with clean hands to commence the Building Back Better.

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

      In other words, they’re gods and we should just lay back and enjoy it?

      This is the kind of corruption that conspiracy theory can lead to if one’s knowledge is greater than one’s wisdom.

      In fact, they do lots of stupid things.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:01 pm #

        lie back.


        • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

          Don’t be intransigent.

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 4:33 pm #

            Gammar is grammer.

            Especially when it is BASIC grammar.

            Get over it.

    • Q. Shtik April 14, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

      will be hustled off stage-left before 2024 – Hockeyguy


      Have y’all ever noticed that people always say stage-left? They never say stage-right. I wonder why.

      • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:45 pm #

        The sun rises in the East and set in the West. Perhaps actors enter from Stage Right and exit from Stage Left. But I do not know!

        Whose left, theirs or the audience’s? In the southern hemisphere, water spins down the drain counter-clockwise. Are there homes on the equator where the water in the bathroom spins one way and in the kitchen the other?

        • Q. Shtik April 15, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

          Are there homes on the equator where the water …


          …doesn’t spin at all?

  9. JackStraw April 14, 2023 at 9:52 am #

    The whole leaked documents story has a rather effusive stench to it. Being a hopeless skeptic, I’m not buying it at all.

    As for the situation in Ukraine, check out the Intel Slava Z channel on Telegram. It’s a Russian propaganda channel, but the destruction of Ukrainian forces that they report on a daily basis could only leave you with one conclusion: They’re in control, and the body count for Ukraine is going to be shocking.

    • D from OR April 14, 2023 at 11:40 am #

      Glenn Greenwald did a most excellent tearing apart of the Leaked Documents story on his Rumble show two days ago.

      You don’t have to be a skeptic as the whole thing is simply weak.

  10. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 9:57 am #

    Speaking of leadership vacuums, President Trump still remains oblivious to what just happened with that whole scamdemic.

    For some reason his most hard core supporters think this is okay.

    The reason DeSantis is seen now as such a serious challenger is because he finally woke up to just how stupid and damaging the Fauci/Birx ideology was to the country, if not to humanity, and to counteract DeSantis’ popularity the Trump insiders have taken to calling him and anyone who supports him names.

    How long does “he was lied to” hold up as an excuse? I think three years is sufficient time to grasp that you’ve been had.

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    • JackStraw April 14, 2023 at 11:23 am #

      He’s not one to admit being hoodwinked, even though I’m quite sure he’s aware of it.

      I’m just sitting back and watching the battle play out to see who gets to lose to the left wing election machine.

      • SuperDave April 14, 2023 at 3:29 pm #

        Never forget this quote from Joe Biden…
        “We have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.”
        It was not so much of a slip of the tongue as all the “Fact Checkers” would have you think.

    • Night Owl April 14, 2023 at 4:16 pm #

      I don’t think he is oblivious. I rather suspect that he will never admit he was wrong and will stick with his line about no mandates.

      TBH, this is logical for someone in his position, as admitting a failure will open him up for destruction by the globalist machine. At this point, he knows he was hoodwinked.

      I do not support it on a moral level, but I think at this stage that the greater moral motive should be stopping the Great Reset.

      For what it is worth RFK was promoting a number of troubling things only a few years ago, but it would appear he has learned quite a lot since that time.

      No one is perfect, and other than Trump and RFK, who is there in the States?

  11. mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 9:58 am #

    Thank you for today’s post. Sidling Kamala Harris off to Feinstein’s senatorial seat in California, which you described as one really off-the-wall theory floating “out there” is one of the more plausible scenarios I’ve heard of. By having Kamala remain in government, with some excuse about more time with family or deploying her considerable expertise after a life time of service in California, would make it look a lot less like a soft coup/regime change. It would give the whole stink ball an odor of legitimacy. Kamala leaves first. A new VP is installed. Then Joe’s ouster can be blamed on health.

    I like it. And when I say I like it, I mean it’s plausible. It’s defensible to the third of the nation that doesn’t have a functional intellect. It’s sellable to the third of the nation that is left/progressive. The remaining third of the population whether they are libertarian, right, centrist, whatever, this third is “based” and will recognize the stunt for exactly what it is. Regime change.

    • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 10:03 am #

      Ditto. I’d rate this CT as highly plausible.

    • Islander April 14, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

      Wasn’t this pretty much the playbook when they got rid of Spiro Agnew, installed Gerald Ford, got rid of Nixon—and then Ford pardoned Nixon.

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

        Yes, we’ve seen this play before.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:20 pm #

      Kamala will not want to be “demoted” to shuffle back down to the Senate. She’s wanted the top job for years. She will scheme to get it when Joe is toppled.

      • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 6:30 pm #

        Wizard of the Saddle,

        I don’t know what she wants. I’ve posted here before that she seems medicated to me, since being installed as VP. I do not know how she performed as Attorney General of CA. But as vice prez of the United States, she qualifies for “potted plant” a la the attorney monologue in the Oliver North trial. As a presidential candidate, she was polling at 1% amongst Democrats! No one wants her to be president, not even the WEF. She’s too much of a doofus on the national stage and frankly, she’s too easy to get rid of.

        I’ve said before that Hildabeast will never be Prez. If I’m wrong, I eat my hat. I think there’s a plan to get rid of Kamala. If I’m wrong,and she becomes Prez, I’ll eat my hat for that too, lol.

        • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 10:54 am #

          She’s not medicated. It’s called stupid

      • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 8:38 pm #

        The ‘Ho won’t be demoted, she will be shot – by “white nationalists”. The “nation” will collapse into mourning – and mostly peaceful celebrations of the ‘Ho’s life. Law-abiding white folks will have their guns taken away.

        Vice President Hildebeast will heal the “nation” – while cheerleading the war with Russia (and China). The Big Guy will resign – health issues – the “nation” will sing his praises, and guess who slithers into the Oval Office?

        It’s so obvious that I shouldn’t have to say it several times each day – but what the heck?

        • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 8:07 am #


          I think you are the one that I made the bet with that hildabeast would not be prez. So here were are again!

          If I’m wrong and she slithers in, I’ll admit I’m wrong here.

          There are cases where I truly hope my fears are wrong. But in this case, I so hope I’m right. She would make a HORRIBLE president.

          I prefer Trump, but I’d be fine with DeSantis, I think I’d be ok with Kennedy Jr.; because none of them are Biden. So by definition, each would be a marginal improvement. Hilly would not be an improvement.

          • Blackbird April 15, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

            I don’t remember making a bet mrs_saj, but I’ll gladly take you up on it. If the Hildebeast isn’t President before November 5, 2024 (and especially if we have an “election” as scheduled) – I lose. I really would like to lose this bet. In fact, I often make predictions in order to decrease the probability of terrible events taking place.

          • mrs_saj April 16, 2023 at 11:34 am #


            It’s a bet. But I’ll give you a longer window. I don’t think Hilly will ever be prez.

            It’s a variant on Murphy’s Law; making predictions or a bet to tilt the odds. When I want a stock to go up, I’ll sell a little of my position. Boom, the stock goes up.

          • Q. Shtik April 16, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

            When I want a stock to go up, I’ll sell a little of my position. Boom, the stock goes up. – mrs_saj


            I suffer the same phenomenon relative to watching sports. If I tune into a Rutgers basketball game on TV it will guarantee they can’t make a basket for 5 mins of play time.

        • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 12:59 pm #

          Did you ever decide which has value and which doesn’t?

          Xenophillia or Xenophobia. Which is good and which is bad?

          • Blackbird April 15, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

            I value neither philias nor phobias.

            You might be able to get some idea of what I think by reading my comments. Then again, maybe not.

    • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 3:08 pm #

      Gov Newsom has to be somewhere in the mix too.

      Newsom/Abrams 2024

      “Make Americal look like LA” or some such slogan.

  12. Tucker April 14, 2023 at 9:59 am #

    If it’s not civil war then what is it? I think its the growing realization that our govt is full of corruption, inept diversity hires, and evil subversives and that something needs to be done. People will start distancing themselves as much as possible from the grip of the federal government and leftists in general as they realize these people are extremely dangerous. Of course the govt knows this and will start wars and introduce cbdc to retain the power they see slipping. From there we will likely see real secession talks, off grid living, and an exodus from public schools by conservatives. That’s all you can really do.

    • neurodoc April 14, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      Some seem to think that a civil war has to have very distinct lines of geographic and political demarcation. The US civil war had states within the north and south and parts of states divided against each other. The Bosnia/Serbian civil war involved community vs community within both countries. The same sort of thing is happening here, wherein large cities within a given ostensibly red state are often run by libtards, while the rest of the state is red, with pockets of blue. And then you have blue states, e.g. Illinois, run by libtards in large cities and many many red counties. My own state is divided by east vs. west vs central. A civil war is simply a war that occurs within a given country as opposed to a country vs another country.

      As regards the current situation, we already have a large group of several states that are strong 2A sanctuary states, and several states have just started Gold/silver depositories with legislation looking at state level gold backed currency, ‘to distance us from the federal reserve’ (their actual words not mine). If that’s not a prelude to secession, what is!! And that usually leads to civil war! Let’s roll.

      • neurodoc April 14, 2023 at 1:24 pm #

        As of this morning with announcements just a few minutes ago, FIVE states now have gold/silver depositories, each with plans to have a gold back currency that can be used in place of the federal reserve note (aka, the dollar, to the unwashed:). When the US$ collapses (very soon, given the BRICS led de-dollarization of the world), everything denominated in the US$ will be worth about 85% less, given the recent BRICS summit where they stated that the US$ should be on 1:1 par with the Chinese Yuan (now its 7yuan to 1US$). People will flock to the states with gold backed currencies. Time to build walls here in the states/

        • TPTB-USA April 14, 2023 at 11:14 pm #

          “When the US$ collapses (very soon, given the BRICS led de-dollarization of the world), … ” ~ neurodoc

          What is your time frame for “soon” (weeks? months? years?)?

          • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 11:06 am #

            The USD will not die as quickly as many seem to believe. Or want to believe. Yes, the petro-dollar is on its way out but that was predictable.

            The Euro will begin to die first. As it does there will be a rush into USD.

            At this point there is no alternative. IF so, name it. No large investors will place funds in Yuan over USD. Please.

            The BRICs aren’t offering an alternative to this point. They still don’t make up for our capacity.

            Confusion about currency and the Fed role is rampant.

          • TPTB-USA April 17, 2023 at 2:08 am #

            MA has been explaining and promoting the points you cite for years.

            I suspect that his explanations and pr move markets to some extent, and in this regard, there can be situations where he makes the job for the FED and Treasury Secretary miserable.

            What if they were to pull-off the implementation of a World CBDC in unison (or at least at the same time for the US$ and the EURO)?

          • TPTB-USA April 17, 2023 at 5:16 pm #

            IMF Unveils ‘Unicoin’ — The Global Central Bank Digital Currency

            I wonder if the NWO is already operational, but just hasn’t been formally announced?

            It would make sense of some of the nonsense, and lately Joe Biden has referenced some such.

          • TPTB-USA April 17, 2023 at 5:22 pm #

            Also, I think there is volumes yet to be said about Macron’s recent meeting with Xi.

        • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 8:09 am #


          Which five states?

          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 8:10 am #

            I’ve read before that the security at Fort Knox is for show. The auditing is fake and the vault is near empty. I have no proof, it is definitely a conspiracy theory.

          • mrs_saj April 16, 2023 at 11:20 am #

            Texas is one. Possibly Wyoming. I can’t find any others.

        • TPTB-USA April 16, 2023 at 5:58 pm #

          ” … FIVE states now have gold/silver depositories, each with plans to have a gold back currency that can be used in place of the federal reserve note” ~ neurodoc*

          Do these states plan to manage the FX Risk of their gold back currency, or will that be up to each “bag holder”? Or, perhaps as you elude (Time to build walls), they plan to impose capital controls?

          • Q. Shtik April 16, 2023 at 8:25 pm #


          • TPTB-USA April 17, 2023 at 1:43 am #

            Like you with grammar, and the handle “hustled enough”, I believe that an objective assessment is warranted. And in the case of a gold back currency, I believe that there are many aspects that will ultimately render it nonviable. The fact that it is being proposed, essentially proves the point.

            As far as the FX Risk and timing, I find that MA provides an assessment worth consideration for many issues.

            “If the BRICS create a competitive currency, then they are introducing FX Risk and that will REDUCE trade with the United States. If the dollar declines, then they will suffer a loss of trade. What makes the US dollar the reserve currency is the fact that the US is the largest consumer-based economy that everyone wants to sell to.”

            “As far as China, I cannot believe how the bias has skewed the analysis. People are actually saying they are selling dollars because the dollar will be dethroned. China has been dependent on the US economy to make money. They would NEVER sell dollars to simply dethrone the reserve status of the dollar. They are selling dollars because YOU DO NOT FUND your enemy. We are headed into war. They know that. This is all geopolitical and those who just hate the dollar are going to get sucker punched because they are missing what is really going on here.”

            “They have been buying gold NOT because they are bullish – but because they must sell US bonds for in times of war the US will just default on all bonds held by China.”

            And here we find that MA has stuck his head in the noose:
            “Yes, the Euro elected a Monthly Bullish Reversal (Buy Signal). However, it MUST exceed 11100 on a monthly closing basis to suggest the euro can advance further on a sustained basis. If the Euro exceeds intraday the February high, then a monthly closing below 108 would warn we may be looking at the war and the flight to the dollar would unfold. I would expect that capital controls would be introduced by the end of the year.”


          • Q. Shtik April 17, 2023 at 12:42 pm #

            And in the case of a gold back currency – TPTB



      • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:23 pm #

        You are correct, Neurodoc. A hot civil war is how this ends, no matter how many people are in disbelief that it can happen.

        Normalcy bias blinds the average Schmo until the facts on the ground radically change and the new reality confronts them in the face – bitch slapping them senseless until they finally wake up to the changing political landscape.

        Those with some intellect, good historical knowledge, a decent imagination, and a firm understanding of human nature will anticipate, and prepare to survive, the coming conflict.

        • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 11:32 am #

          History rhymes but does not repeat.

          The enemy is our oppressors but they need our participation and since that’s coming to an end they are becoming unhinged. They need our energy.

          A “war” will not be hot or kinetic or “traditional”. There’s no organizing mechanism (no matter how you try and slice and dice the blue and red and the city and the states) and no one wants to actually fight.

          We just want to be left alone.

          The trajectory will continue to be one of revelation making it beyond the ability of the controllers to cover up their crimes. Just wait.

          Eventually it will be so visibly corrupt to everyone (as is happening now) that there is no integrity to anything at the federal level.

          The fact that a state is “blue” or “red” won’t matter as it doesn’t matter now except in elections. States will just compete for tax dollars as the federal level is broken.

          Think outside the box. It’s required.

      • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 3:10 pm #

        The Hobbsian Spanish Civil War had 18 different factions; it was all against all!

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:10 pm #

        The American Revolution actually seems more like a genuine civil war—not unlike the one that had occurred in England fairly recently.

        In every community there were Loyalists and Rebels—they were not split geographically, although the proportions varied a lot. The American Revolution was extremely violent on the local community level, with many Loyalists being tarred and feathered, etc.

        It is worth noting the different British origins of different migrant groups in the USA—chronologically, geographically, poliitcally— which had a huge effect on their rebellious inclinations. This theme is worked out in detail, with a plethora of graphs and data analysis of primary sources such as church birth and emigration registers, by David Hacket Fischer in the superb Albion’s Seed: Four British Folkways in America. One of the latest groups to migrate to the Southeast were “cavaliers” descended from Royalist families.

      • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 6:34 pm #


        I took delivery of what I ordered on March 13. You thought I might have trouble receiving due to demand outstripping supply.

  13. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 10:09 am #

    VP Harris was just in Tanzania. Maybe they will claim the Marburg Virus got her.

    That would really work to get the fear level way up there and give them an excuse for another global lockdown, wouldn’t it?

    Plus it would get rid of her.

    • JackStraw April 14, 2023 at 11:15 am #

      Untreated syphilis would be a much more believable affliction.

  14. stelmosfire April 14, 2023 at 10:21 am #

    Well at least we can all sleep easier knowing that NYC now has an elementary school teacher named official “Rat Czar of NY” to the tune of 175 G’s a year. What we really need is a rat terrier in the White House to clear the place out. Teddy Roosevelt had a rat terrier named “Skip” to clean out a rat infestation at the WH while he was Prez.

    • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:54 am #

      Are you aware of the U-tube videos of terriers killing rats on dairy farms? They rack up impressive body counts…hundreds. This type of video might be labeled a “guy thing”, but the wives might like it too! Plan the viewing as a romantic event…candy, flowers, maybe even pizza take out.

      • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:57 am #

        And…of course, the link;


        • stelmosfire April 14, 2023 at 1:25 pm #

          EF, I had a Yorky. He was huge for a yorky.Probably 18 lbs. That guy was a natural born killer. Mostly just mice at my place. Terriers are tough dogs. Airedales are tough as nails.

          • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 6:39 pm #


            My beloved 13 pound Yorkie died on Jan 5 this year at 16 years of age. I am bereft. They are ratters by breeding and it sounds like your boy was not an exception.

            My girl was an absolute huntress and I miss her every day.

            Lori Lightfoot was going to buy skads of cats to clean up Chicago’s rat problem. What an absolute tool she was! Send in the terriers….

          • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:35 pm #

            Yes, and Weiner dogs also. The AKC allows battle scars on Weiners and does not degrade their scoring at shows.

            I had one, a miniature, that was so combative, that he killed a mink on the property…found it lying in the middle of our road. He once dogged a mouse in my Chevy truck…actually chewed through brake lines to get to a mouse in the engine compartment….

        • Ricechex April 15, 2023 at 12:41 am #

          Great video! Thanks for posting it.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 1:34 am #

          It seems like it was a mutual effort as the humans seemed to be the ones who spotted the rats while the dogs spooked them out and caught them. Some of the dogs seemed oblivious.

          Last year, I finally hand-caught a mouse (that had been in my apartment for some time after a failed attempt at catching it), using a cupped-hands method, that allowed me to slip it into a plastic bag and release it alive across the road. It tried to push out but didn’t bite me. While it was in the bag on the counter, I sort of gave it a couple of light-and-friendly thumb-and-index-finger squeezes outside of the bag as if to say, “Gotcha finally, but don’t worry, I’ll be letting you go ASAP.”.

          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 8:25 am #


            Sometimes the animal will come back. Squirrels can be funny that way. Maybe mice too. Did yours come back?

            We have an old house and had bats, which are a protected species. And so if you hire a bat professional (that’s a real thing) they won’t kill the bat. For a fee, they will trap it and drive it 25 miles away and release it into the wild. Otherwise, that same bat will be back in your attic the next night.

            After a couple of go arounds at this, we learned how to trap the bats and could do it ourselves. Then we finally remediated the attic. Talk about a production! Based upon when they mate and the rate of growth of the babies, you can’t remediate until August. They use tubes (fat at one end skinny at the other) and put the fat end in the hole in the attic. The skinny end is outside facing away from the house. The bats and their babies scamper into the fat end and squeeze out of the skinny end and fly away. They can’t get back in the skinny end. After three weeks, the contractor comes back, removes the tubes and plugs the holes. Yes, I paid real US dollars for this and it worked.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 11:31 am #

            As far as I know, the mouse didn’t return. I let it go some ways away and across a busy street too.

            But wow, indeed, quite the production to get rid of your bats, but intriguing. Makes me think of a lobster trap.

            Bats are neat. Our grandparents had one or two at their country house once.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

        About 25 years ago we used to watch my mother’s Cairn terriers ferreting out rats and snatching them up by the necks. A couple of violent shakes and the rats necks were broken.

        Mom never had much of a rat infestation problem after she bought those 2 Cairn terriers.

        Don’t be fooled by the cuteness of these “Toto” dogs. They are fierce little Scottish warriors with dense muscular bodies that know their business. Bred for a purpose and they LOVE to fulfill it!

        • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:12 pm #

          In the text to the video linked above is the phrase that it had been exciting to “follow Twinkle on her journey to rat killing . . . ”

          Go, Twinkie!

        • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 6:40 pm #


          Those dogs were worth their weight in gold. And I have to say, they also made wonderful companions.

  15. wokethis April 14, 2023 at 10:22 am #

    Sorry Jim, Grenada was not a “stunning victory”. Not even close…

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    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 10:56 am #

      Does he have to spell Grenada like, “gRENadA” for you to get the sarcasm?

    • Yirgach April 14, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

      Just don’t tell the people of Granada. Went there for a few weeks about 8 years ago, more than once I was told “Thank you so much for what your government did”.

      It was a brutal Marxist takeover which was stopped without destroying the country, which is the usual US M.O…

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

      Lots of dead Cubans repatriated back to Fidel’s Caribbean paradise after that little episode says you are wrong.

  16. MX Vet 57 April 14, 2023 at 10:25 am #

    Dude…try some decaf. It was just a blog or two ago Jim said he was onboard with voting for Mr. Kennedy (D).

    • MX Vet 57 April 14, 2023 at 10:30 am #

      My comment was for AIDS666.

      • benr April 14, 2023 at 11:18 am #

        The odious post was removed.
        The stench of it still remains to those unlucky enough to have read it.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 1:39 am #

          What did it say?

      • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

        He should have the S a dollar sign.

        Like Anthea says about men, you just can’t find good Satanists any more.

  17. cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 10:35 am #

    Here’s my Ode to Putin poem for the month:

    Vladimir Putin should be man of the year,
    He doesn’t drink any of that crappy Budweiser beer;
    Putin leads a life that is right and strong,
    He doesn’t worry about the West thinking he is wrong.

    Vladimir Putin now has a warrant for his arrest,
    This just goes to show enemy nations they are obsessed;
    Putin leads Russia in destroying moral turpitude,
    Eventually we will all owe him a debt of our gratitude.

    Vladimir Putin knows how to bring about best end results,
    He doesn’t fall for all that sleazy schmaltz;
    One day the world will see that He was justified,
    And all his enemies can just go drink a shot of cyanide.

    Oh dear Vladimir Putin please lend us your grace,
    As we hold you firmly in our loving open embrace;
    Vanquish the West and their terrible lifestyle,
    And deliver us from evil to lead a life that is fertile.

    • Bill of Rights April 14, 2023 at 10:59 am #

      Good work cow!

    • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:14 pm #

      Not bad!!

      Can you work in a verse about the Russia bear (and Putin riding one)?

  18. stelmosfire April 14, 2023 at 10:37 am #

    Of course this fall guy for the leaks was a “gun enthusiast”. It makes him all the more evil which necessitated the full scale assault by the FBI complete with dozens of agents in MRAP’s with automatic weapons. Fully televised of course. I haven’t seen a show of force like that since they arrested 70 YO Roger Stone in his underwear during a pre-dawn raid on Stone’s house.

    • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 10:57 am #

      Are there people in the military who don’t care for guns? I thought that a liking for weapons was kind of a prerequisite for joining.

      • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

        Supposedly if you meet someone at a gun show who obviously hates guns, it’s an ATF guy.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:17 pm #

        Yeah, really. (I mean it)

        He is a soldier. He practices in his spare time.
        In saner times, this would be taken as an indicator of his commitment to his duty.

        Practicing your shooting skills in the woods seems like pretty normal red-blooded American behavior.

    • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:58 am #


      Yesss, the revolution will be televised….

    • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 8:58 pm #

      Big SWAT raid up this way about 6 years ago. Farmers selling unpasteurized milk. “They were warned”, said woke commie frenemy (hates farmers). Taught those anarchists – especially their kids – a little respect for the law. Amazing how a dozen guns pointed in your direction will pry open even the most recalcitrant mind.

      I used to know a farmer who sold beef that hadn’t been inspected and approved by the FDA. Has he been brought to justice yet? We can only hope…

      These backwoods hicks are out of control. It’s like a cold, white, Somalia up here.

  19. RCAnderson April 14, 2023 at 10:41 am #

    I think you’re spot on about the “leak”, Jim. It’s geared to “allow” for greater censorship. The Clowns are like demented serial killers (“like” hell, they ARE), who leave little teasers for the police as clues. That a buck private would be able to get near classified info is absurd and they know it. And what’s a little more info on Biden’s corruption? There’s already enough to put him away for good but that doesn’t seem to matter to anyone. It’s all theater (except it’s not “for fun”)

  20. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 10:44 am #

    There was an article at the Brownstone Institute site the other day, that talked about how smart people got really stupid over the covid virus.

    They didn’t say “stupid”, stupid is the word I use when describing stupidity.

    The point made in the article applies to so many things other than the covid, that smart people can read a lot and use what they’ve already learned to help them understand a new issue:

    “The test was simple — apply all of your smart social, economic, and political theories to the Covid response and vaccines. That task is not difficult — spend a few hours reading widely and apply a lifetime of sophisticated critical theory to our present conjuncture.”


    It boggles my mind to see people who should know better do stupid things, like vote for more aid to Ukraine after someone obviously an actor playing a role tells them he needs it.

    Yes, some of these people are in on the corruption themselves, but some of them are just dupes, apparently.

    There is SO MUCH information out there to help people get a clearer picture of Ukraine and events surrounding it.

    The average person doesn’t have the time to devote to this task, but people in our government and in the news media get paid to understand things.

    Not only that, they have staff who get paid to do the reading for them.

    People just don’t bother to READ. They look at what CNN is telling them, and think they are well informed.

    I have had so many people bash me for looking at Twitter, who smugly announce they NEVER read anything from certain publications or writers or who NEVER watch anything at all on TV.

    You know what that makes you? Ignorant of what much of America is seeing and hearing.

    Alex Berenson commented that his findings were only being covered in some ‘conservative’ sites.

    Something I just recently discovered, if reading book or two is just too hard, one can get a working knowledge of what the political/government/social issues in Ukraine are by watching that silly TV show that the president wrote.

    Note that I didn’t say “the truth”, but you can find out much about life in Ukraine from watching a popular TV show.

    Okay thiis is getting incoherent now but I didn’t realize this was going to be a rant until I got into it.

    My main point is that people are unwilling to go beyond their ideology and politics to really grasp an issue today.

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    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

      Are you studying White Nationalism? Why not? That was Tucker’s question to General Milley who supposedly wanted to understand “White rage”.

      Tucker answered his own question: No you’re not because you’d be court martialized if you did.

      What’s your excuse though? Cuz you don’t like it. Why? Because your conditioning tells you not to like it. So I’ve answered your question, haven’t I? And challenged you to boot.

    • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:24 pm #

      “There is SO MUCH information out there to help people get a clearer picture of Ukraine and events surrounding it.

      The average person doesn’t have the time to devote to this task, but people in our government and in the news media get paid to understand things.”

      In my community the guy who writes the op-eds for the local paper is a Ukraine nut. So, people read his op-eds and think they understand the background and the actual issues. A typical liberal, he is on board for Russia/Trump/Putin hatred and US/Biden/Democracy heroism.

      You can see some of his editorials listed here


      The real problem is not the TV couch potatoes CNN glotzers, but the so-called smart thought leaders who have impressive CVs and an air of educated authority. They are the ones really leading the country over the cliff.

      • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        “In my community the guy who writes the op-eds for the local paper is a Ukraine nut. So, people read his op-eds and think they understand the background and the actual issues.”

        Many of us hesitate to challenge those who think they understand, having found out that they will not forgive you for revealing their ignorance. In fact, if they have the opportunity, they will make as much trouble for you as they’re capable of making. It would be worth it if you could succeed in enlightening them, even once. But these people are thoroughly indoctrinated and even the realization and revelation that they know absolutely nothing will not change a thing. But it will bring out into the open a level of hatred you probably didn’t know was there.

  21. MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 10:53 am #

    Excellent essay today, Jim! Love Aaron Mate’s quote.

    The Clown Show has reached epic proportions, and we ain’t done yet.

    Funny how all the recent mass shootings have been done by trannies and liberals (the Louisville shooter was a hard-core lib). They are floating the reason for the Louisville shooter as being the fault of concussions he got playing football in high school.

    I doubt they will put Obama back in, it’s HER turn.

    Blackbird, it may be your turn to shine, prediction-wise.

    We need to call our congresscritters and scream in the phone about that RESTRICT act. This cannot go forward.

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 12:41 pm #

      Yes, liberal White women were given the mickey, forced to take the piss. They can be denied not longer. Enter Rodan!

      On the other hand, the Dark Master is in control of America – as a Prince in the larger Global Order. He may want his “wife” to get it. Hil is higher in the Satanic order, but Mike is higher in terms of the pop ideology, being not only a woman (perhaps) but also of the sacred race (supposedly), the Black.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:26 pm #

        Plus younger than Hill.

        And Hill’s original image problems have not gone away, the problems that made it easy for first Obama, then Trump to sideline her. A lot of people hate her. Period.

        • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

          That’s why she has to be appointed (“Forded”), not elected.

          In addition, I expect that we will be undeniably at war with Russia in the Ukraine when the Hildebeast takes the ‘Ho’s job. Nobody hates Putin and Russia more than the ‘Beast. About 40% of the US population will rejoice when the Hildebeast takes the reins.

          Those that hate her? Russia-loving white nationalists – a far bigger threat than any deadly epidemic. They can hand their weapons over – or be hunted down like stray dogs.

          The media will claim she has overwhelming support. Elections? We don’t need no stinkin’ elections.

    • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

      You know it! I’ve been beating the Hildebeast drum since I logged on. I realize not everyone sees the future as clearly as I do…

      Obama? No. He’s a lazy fuck. He has reached celebrity status, hot-tubbin’ with Richard Branson, playing coy with Scarlett Johansson. He doesn’t want to have to actually do anything.

      Big Mike? Same. He’ll be bangin’ Dubya in the Lincoln Bedroom no matter who is haunting the Honkey House.

      To paraphrase her loving hubby, “It’s the Hildebeast stupid.”

      Somewhere, the ‘Beast is throwing a half-finished bottle of Smirnoff at the wall, “Shut him up! Shut that goddamn blackturd up!”

      • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 8:41 am #


        I agree with you about Obama. Also, putting him in for a third term is weird. It will mar the veneer of a purportedly normal transfer of power with unnecessary distinction. And to your point, I don’t think Obama would want it. He can have his own celebrity-infused life while he makes presidential decisions behind the scenes. Why bother with having to make public appearances and answer questions from the media?

      • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

        He is firmly in power even now and will remain so no matter which color bitch is put in.

        Lazy? He never works, but only plays and his play is deadly. It was his delight to destroy the military. One after another these old White guys had to talk to him over the phone or the really high ones, in person. One after another these heroes submitted to him or kept the shreds of their integrity and retired.

        He tried the same with Putin and Putin stared him down. Obama actually dropped his eyes. Good triumphed over Evil that day, Black.

  22. bobfitz03 April 14, 2023 at 10:55 am #

    Who will the D’s run against Trump after the Disposable Joe rag has been wrung for the last time?

    Opinions vary. The Obama Twins, Hellbent Hillary, and Grinning Gav, lead the pack.

    Harris, AOC, Sanders, Whitmer and Buttigieg wait in the wings hoping for someone to stumble or call them mate.

    Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is the most intriguing name and the most dangerous for the pack of rouges listed above.

    Time will tell.

    • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

      The obvious choice is Mitt…a perfect fit! He sez he’s Repub, but you know how he lies….

    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 1:19 pm #

      I am leaning more toward them installing someone and then doing away with elections altogether. After all, they are following a banana republic lead lately.

      • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

        I think you are correct. I have some thoughts on that matter myself…

      • Rowdypiglet April 15, 2023 at 1:35 pm #

        @MaryQueen, Martin Armstrong’s prognosticating computer, Socrates, seems to foresee the distinct possibility that there will not be a real election next time. Would that surprise any of us?

        • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 6:33 pm #

          Not me! At all.

        • Blackbird April 15, 2023 at 8:15 pm #

          “Socrates” my… goodness. I’m afraid all Mr. Armstrong’s been doing is reading this blog and plagiarizing my predictions. Hey Marty, how will RFK jr. die?

          I had thought that as the end times approach, I might finally start getting credit where it is due. Silly me.

  23. Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 11:06 am #

    I’m not buying the leak op.

    The problem is, and it has been documented for some time, is that the government grants security clearances like candy.
    Depending on his official duties, Top Secret is not a difficult clearance to obtain. Not by any stretch. This also presumes that the information he lifted was even classified correctly.

    Remember this is the same government that had Jojo Biden keeping TS material in the trunk of the corvette along with Hunter’s gun, crack pipe, and who knows what…dead hookers?

    I don’t think the regime is onboard for a leak of this magnitude, and this damning, before an election.

    What we can be sure of: the total disorder, lack of control, and deep corruption of the ruling party. Probability favors error and chaos.

    • RD April 14, 2023 at 11:18 am #

      I just saw a picture of the supposed leaker. He is very pretty and looks like a candidate for transition, if the change isn’t already underway.

      • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 11:44 am #

        He is likely a “soy boy” ripe for the “transitioning”. Of course the MSM would not want to admit to such things, since it would directly conflict with their narrative.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 1:45 am #

      You have a point and I recall Chelsea Manning.

      I guess as an Empire declines so do things about it, by definition, like its own security.

      So maybe ‘limited hangout’ is giving its intelligence too much intelligence.

    • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

      Yes, the US government is known for overclassifying everything. How can you have a democracy if the population is kept in the dark and fed nothing but bullshit.

      I read an interview with a historical researcher who said this really ramped up with the Evil Reagan. The presidents before him kept all their papers, and researchers can go to their libraries and dig into the real history of the time. We all joked about Reagan’s “library” only holding coloring books, but apparently the lack of papers due to censorship, is a real problem. And he started a trend. None of the following presidents release important papers to the public.

      I think that this was more widely understood before. When Obama ran the first time it was even a campaign pledge to be more transparent.

      Americans in that far-off time were not as complacently downtrodden as those of today. They wanted to know what their government was doing, not to be told “Omigod! The president has Top Secret papers! He must be prosecuted!”, leading straight to “This kid leaked Top Secret papers on the internet! He might not have realized their importance, but lock him up and throw away the key!”

      He might not have realized their importance? No shit, Sherlock.
      The papers supposedly are just smoke and mirrors about Ukraine that anyone paying attention either already knows, or knows they are inaccurate. Why would the kid “recognize their importance”? They shouldn’t have been classified in the first place.

      The later “leaks” are most likely just bureaucratic infighting blamed on the kid.

      Government By Secrecy is not working out well for us.

  24. Mister Roboto April 14, 2023 at 11:16 am #

    Back in October 2020, it was inconceivable to me that I could perceive a Democratic administration as an even bigger threat to the health and well-being of the nation than the George W Bush Administration was. But here we are. And I voted for it. Never, ever again. The Democratic Party can go straight to Hell, where it belongs.

    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 11:37 am #

      They are the same. The D’s and the R’s (controlled opposition).
      In power, above and controlling them is the neocon, imperialist, war-complex. It all started when JFK said Israel couldn’t have nukes and the Dulles family couldn’t have Cuba.

      • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 11:55 am #

        Bingo. The Uni-party. There is no two party system. We the people have been duped.

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

          True. No bird can fly with only one wing. The Leftwing and the Rightwing are both needed to get the buzzards off the freaking ground.

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      • Paddys Lament April 14, 2023 at 12:09 pm #

        We would have been better off letting the mob have Cuba.

        • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 12:22 pm #

          Who did Jack Ruby work for?

          • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 2:31 pm #

            Probably the ethnarchs of eretz Israel.

        • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:43 pm #

          The mob did have Cuba. That is why they were so pissed off when Castro kicked them out.

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:32 pm #

          At least the mob kept the gambling casinos, brothels, and beaches in good working order, making Cuba a great tourist destination.

          Not so much since the cigar-chomping, green fatigues wearing Daddy of Justin Trudeau took over the whole shooting match four himself.

          • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 4:13 pm #

            There is still tourism in Cuba. It just features the beaches, music and food, instead of gambling and sex trafficking.

            Depends on your tastes, I guess. There are other places for gambling and sex tourism, though, such as Las Vegas.
            Bonus: the mob is still there.

  25. MiTurn April 14, 2023 at 11:18 am #

    “This is not civil war. This is something else. But what?”

    I’m hoping that the worst case is a civil divorce. But I’m reminded of the words of John Keegan in his book The American Civil War. He wrote:

    “The Americas of 1861, North and South alike, had decided by unspoken consensus that the issues of principle the quarrel provoked by the election of Abraham Lincoln were grave enough to be fought over…It became a war of peoples, and those of each side, had hitherto considered themselves one, would henceforth begin to perceive their differences and to consider their differences more important than the values that, since 1781, they had accepted as permanent and binding.”

    And this is happening today, with polarization of slavery being replaced by the red-blue divide: when each side “being to perceive their differences and to consider their differences more important than [previously shared] values.”

    There doesn’t appear to be a middle way, especially since the rule of law is arbitrary.

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    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:35 pm #

      The Red / Blue conflict is every bit as irreconcilable and irrepressible as the Blue / Gray one was.

      Biggest Difference: The cultural differences between the Reds and the Blue are FAR greater than between the Yanks and the Confederates.

      The Second Civil War will be far LESS “civil” than the first one was. Common Christian decency that defined 19th Century America is all but gone now.

      • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 12:19 pm #

        Explain why someone in a Blue state is going to fight (with guns?) someone from a Red state. What exactly be the ideas they would fight over?

        Most wars are financial, as was the Civil War.

        Note what is happening in France. That’s the direction of things. They know who the real enemy is. Who the thieves are – that’s what people care about.

        Most people aren’t that ideological in their views. Many just don’t give a shit and want to be left alone.

        Most understand that our enemy is not our fellow citizens but the oppressors upon high that infest our government.

  26. mitchellc April 14, 2023 at 11:23 am #

    Jim, you’re best when exercising inductive reasoning and projecting future outcomes, rather than just chronicling daily events.

    Let’s go through a simple logic tree to identify where the real issues reside:

    1. De-dollarization will cause not just bank failures, but will create a cascade effect rolling through entire industries

    2. Chief among these will of course be government itself (MIC, security state), but also any non essential goods and services

    3. The core economy will remain comprised of what the US can actually produce and sell to the Rest of the World, namely energy, agricuiture, entertainment, technology and land

    4. Since the dollar will no longer be accepted as a medium of exchange (having lost all semblance of value during the hyper inflation blow off), trade will be conducted in whichever currency the buyers wish to conduct

    5. Note, this is where the Irish famine paradigm reemerges, as the mere occupants who own neither the land, equipment or product, nor have any legal claim upon their sale of use, simply become inconvenient relics of the landscape

    6. Now, here is where it gets interesting, as we see a new chapter develop in the age of old practice of trading human capital (aka labor) by both the willing and unwilling ie slaves

    I’m referring of course to the resulting lawsless period, where organized criminal gangs sort themselves by race, religion, region to stage raids on competing groups for power, control, and/or trade

    7. Finally, while some are now waking up to the prospect that indeed we have lost our hegemony and influence over the world, how many are taking the next step in assessing our basic sovereignty?

    Our carriers, tanks, aircraft (cough, F35) were designed and afforded during peak fiat, with no expense spared or consideration for actual performance. Designed for power projection, they are entirely useless for modern missles, drones and high intensity land war. Thus, execept for strategic nukes, we can’t actually defend the USA from a concerted attack from either north or south

    This is all coming to pass because our Martingale strategy was finally defeated by someone calling our bluff. When you double down all the way, every single time, you can never risk having the table closed. Hence, the slowly then suddently observation

    Kennedy is/was right – we wasted $trillions being the bully, living up at the expense of others, and now with the entire RoW against us, there is going to be no mercy when retribution is delivered

    Oh, I should have listed the last point

    8. The return of belief, either divine or secular, as the nation lurches around searching for some kind of foundation.

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:01 pm #

      Will the Parasites flee the dying body, perhaps trying to infest China?

      A harder roe to hoe. Although the Chinese admire how they’ve destroyed the West, they are therefore by definition aware of them.

      They’ll have to interbreed with the Chinese to get anywhere and the Chinese have long memories in any case. In America anyone could show up with money and be accepted. That many not be true in China.

      • stelmosfire April 14, 2023 at 1:37 pm #

        If your hoeing roe they’re never gonna hatch.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:38 pm #

      Biggest danger during a Red / Blue CW2 – foreign intervention. Blues will almost certainly invite in the Chinese or any others that they think will help them prevail.

      The Red States will be on their own. So, a swift and decisive victory will be needed before large numbers of Communists military cadres can be airlifted to California.

      • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

        Yes. Those who look forward to a break-up of the US into bespoke little utopias seem to forget that we have pissed off the whole damn world, and the whole damn world is not going to patiently stand aside while we tear down our house.

        I expect we will have foreign intervention – UN “peacekeepers” – long before we have any serious internal restructuring.

    • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 12:44 pm #

      You need to do your scenario with the Euro dying first. IT goes first – you know that, right? So now what happens?

      If the Euro begins to fail where do I as a rich European or a European Fund put my money?

      Think I’m gong to buy up a bunch of Yuan? Think people will put it all into Rubles? Maybe as a gamble but not as a hedge.

      Why wouldn’t I buy a US Treasury note? It’s much safer. The petro-dollar died not the USD,

      Until there is another alternative the world still prefers USD to any other currency so it isn’t going away anytime soon.

      The shift down in our country will begin in places like universities and big institutions because the “cash flow” is becoming reduced. A good thing that will happen.

      It’s a tumble down not a fall off a cliff.

      It’s going to be a nuanced thing.

  27. D from OR April 14, 2023 at 11:32 am #

    Watching TV and Tucker Carlson tells you WHAT to think. Ditch it. You know HOW to think so do it for yourself. The world of alternative commentary awaits you.

    Here’s a start:

    YouTube: The Duran, The Grayzone are both great for world events.

    Rumble: Glenn Greenwald’s new live show is excellent, Viva Frei (with Robert Barnes – also Barnes with Duran), Jonathan Turley (law)

    Podcasts: Tom Luongo – Gold Goats and Guns (finance), Mel K (current events), The Delingpod (view for the UK) and of course the wonderful Kunstlercast.

    Listening to these supposed “alternative” voices lets me know that most of my views are not unique or “alternative” and they are shared by millions.

    Mainstream media (government news…PBS anyone?) is work to lower your vibration, make you feel degraded and divert your attention. Why participate?

    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm #

      Glenn Greenwald doesn’t waste time dealing with the planted distractionary stuff. He maintains focus.

      • Night Owl April 14, 2023 at 4:09 pm #

        Glenn Greenwald is nearly useless.

        He sat on the sidelines during Covid and will do next to nothing worthwhile until he is one step from being sent to a camp for Great Reset dissidents.

        That this level of thinking is still present ’round these parts at this stage of the game is rather sad.

        • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 4:56 pm #

          Hmmm. Wonder why then per your own standards, Trump gets a complete pass for unleashing Operation Warp Speed and the Covid19 Lockdown?

          • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 5:44 pm #

            Ohhhh sh*******t!
            You hear that bomb drop?
            Or was it a mic?

            Fright Fowl depantsed again

          • elysianfield April 14, 2023 at 11:05 pm #

            “Trump gets a complete pass…”

            Because, at that point, no one knew anything about a novel virus. Who you gonna call, other than your hired experts? Who you gonna listen to?

          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 9:44 am #


            It’s my least favorite aspect of Trump as a candidate and a person. I own it. I hope he owns it that he should have done things differently regarding Covid and the vaxxes.

            It’s not a pass that I am granting (and I know your comment was not directed at me, but I have defended Trump here), rather it is a clear eyed acknowledgement that there are only so many viable candidates for the Presidency. And we cannot, at this moment in history, take four more years of Biden or four years of Hildabeast or whomever the dems decide to put up. Trump would never have to run again, which hopefully unshackles him and I have to assume that he learned a great deal during his first four years. His VP will obviously not be Pence. And I can only hope that the distance Ivanka and Jared have put between their family and the former president has convinced him he doesn’t need his family in advisory roles they aren’t qualified for.

            There’s a lot of hopium in this. And there are other candidates I’d happily vote for on election day to avoid Biden et al. I will not take my ball and go home if it’s not Trump. The republican primary vote is where my toughest decision will be. I almost wish I was registered democrat so I could vote against Biden in the primary.

          • Cleo Torres April 15, 2023 at 10:33 am #

            And here it is, the achilles heel of Trump: his ego.

            They told him it could be his admin through the military’s “warp speed” (yes, the military) that brings forth the vaccine.

            He ate it up.

            Appealing to that ego is a sure in. He let his military *brought to you by Pfizer, introduce a vaccine technology that has been under wraps for quite some time, just for a time like COVID.

            All he saw were the headlines: “..in record time”, “a vaccine without the bureaucratic FDA red-tape” “millions upon millions saved”

            And when he had the common sense decision to shut down air travel from China, he let the high priests in judge robes get in his way again. Notice how dems issue executive orders and bypass laws like there is no tomorrow, but the controlled opposition AKA the GOP gets stymied by courts at every turn.

            Trump could have done more, but he always listens to the sycophants who pander to him, to his own detriment.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 11:48 am #

            Sorry, elysian. He continues to brag about Warp Speed, so the “he didn’t know” excuse is not a good one.

            Also, I knew better than Trump? OK then.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 11:56 am #

            mrs_saj, as I say several times a week here, I find it astounding that after all evidence to the contrary, people still “believe” in the presidency and elections. The same people railing about the stolen elections and who realize that nothing has been done about them, are ready to rah rah rah for the next one.

            Cognitive dissonance at its most clear.

            Most commenters here get the big picture, until election time. Then suddenly their limbic systems get activated and they start pining for their preferred establishment candidate and start re-believing in R v D. Some cheer for their R candidate or D candidate even realizing that it’s one big party, and a big shit show.

            It’s entertaining but yet sad to watch.

            The saddest is “well, he’s better than xxxx even if he’s horrible.”

            Shows that after all the bitching is done, the bold commenters up here are just as normie as anyone else, esp. the people they belittle and think they are smarter than.

          • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 1:07 pm #

            I pretty much agree, Mary, but if I thought I could help vote my MP out of office, as payback for his vacuous replies to my emails, I’d give tactical voting a try. But I’d know it was only a personal vendetta and wouldn’t change the trajectory of history. 🙂

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:09 pm #

            Saj: Mary doesn’t vote and apparently never has. Since it’s not perfect, it’s not good enough for her.

            To what is her real allegiance? Women. That’s it.

            If I was Mustapha Mond, World Controller, I would give the radical Feminists a large island or two and help them get established.

          • Q. Shtik April 15, 2023 at 3:06 pm #

            I would give the radical Feminists a large island – Jarek


            I’ll bet I know which one… Madagascar.

          • MaryQueen April 16, 2023 at 10:24 am #

            I’d love to be “given” Madagascar.

            It has some of the best wildlife on the planet, IMHO.

          • mrs_saj April 16, 2023 at 12:26 pm #


            Please don’t lose faith that other commenters here (me included) are so delusional as to count on the elections to fix things. I am trying to be clear eyed. Yes, I would be tickled if on election day, I had to choose between Kennedy and Trump. Not because either is ideal, but because both are better than Biden.

            I know you don’t vote. You have been completely upfront about it for years. I am fine with that. I also know you do a ton of other things to plan and be prepared for what is coming.

            So don’t worry. I vote. I’ll even offer to volunteer on election day, just like last time, to see if I can observe anything fraudulent. I never got called in to serve last time.

            But meanwhile, I am preparing. I am learning life skills I wish I already had. I am making my footprint less US$ centric. I am buying things that I think will be hard to purchase later. And, though it’s not done, I’m trying to go red state, near my new land purchase. That is taking more time than I would wish for.

            But when I look back on things later, for me, I want to be able to say I voted. In the instances that votes are altered or manufactured, that is on the crooks responsible for it.

            I am responsible for I did and what I didn’t do.

          • Islander April 16, 2023 at 12:39 pm #

            Mrs. Saj, “I am responsible for I did and what I didn’t do.”


            There are people who repeatedly—and I mean, repeatedly—broadcast sentiments whereby voters are chumps, dupes, etc.

            I am not sure what they get out of this behavior. I speculate, of course.

          • Q. Shtik April 16, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

            I’d love to be “given” Madagascar. – MQ


            I don’t think you get my little joke but I’m pretty sure Jarek does. Perhaps Jar will explain to you why I said Madagascar.

        • Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 5:02 am #


          The rants with claims that Trump is some sort of top-secret Deep State asset are no different than the claims of Russian collusion and pee-pee tapes.

          There is no real evidence for either. Emotion clouds judgment.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 11:49 am #

            Maybe you can enlighten us as to why Trump still brags about Operation Warp Speed and supports the vaxx.

          • elysianfield April 16, 2023 at 12:24 pm #

            Does he still brag? I am unaware of any reasonably current comments that indicate his pride in those actions.

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:04 pm #

      One remember Rodney King’s great question: Can’t we all just live together?

      Liberals say yes. We say no. You say yes. I say no.

      The Founding Father are with me, or rather, I am with them. My America is the real one, yours the fake.

  28. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 11:32 am #

    Speaking of Bobby Jr. something he recently said caught my attention.

    I already knew that he was asked (he says) by Trump to head a new Vaccine Integrity Commission, or something of that nature, and to make a public announcement about it.

    As soon as RFK Jr. did, the Trump people said that it wasn’t a done deal, but that the president was thinking of setting up a commission on autism.

    I also knew that President Trump asked Bill Gates what he thought about choosing Bobby, and Gates said that wouldn’t be a good idea.

    Something I didn’t know, which I learned from a talk by Bobby on rumble recently, is that President Trump had RFK meet with Francis Collins and Anthony Fauci, and I also hadn’t known that Bobby had been saying in February 2017 that the new president was still thinking about the commission.

    What strikes me about this is that Anthony Fauci was by then obviously known to the president, and very much a key figure to his administration, from the very beginning.

    Another odd thing I noticed, when I was just doing more research into this, was this. Look who had something to say right away about the idea of the commission:

    “The national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, Karine Jean-Pierre, released a statement on the possible hiring, saying, “It is deeply troubling that Donald Trump has nominated Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to this position given Kennedy’s history of espousing fringe anti-science views on the subject of vaccines,” the statement read. “This nomination will put children at grave risk if Kennedy continues to elevate debunked myths over proven science.”

    Jean-Pierre continued, adding that it was “troubling” to see Kennedy “betraying his father and uncles’ legacy by seeking to enter this foul swamp of an administration overflowing with greed, bigotry, and corruption.”


    • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

      Wow, good find.

      So she has a long history of shilling for Big Pharma. She fits right into the White House.

    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

      Nice sleuthing! She’s obviously a WEF POS.

    • Night Owl April 14, 2023 at 3:19 pm #

      Also confirms again that (in terms of being a threat) Trump is the real deal and was surrounded while in office.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:36 pm #

        Somewhere along the line I picked up on the fact that Move-On was a donkey, not a horse. But I had no idea that the brainless Jean-Pierre was a Move-On honcha.

        I wonder whether MoveOn was targeted for takeover.

      • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

        Then why is he still bragging about Operation Warp Speed, one wonders?

        • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 5:54 pm #

          I think someone like Mike Pompeo told him just enough ‘insider’ truth about the virus (remember how he kept making people made by calling it the Chinese virus?) that he bought into the idea that this was a super duper bioweapon like no other, and the only thing that saved us was a vaccine that normally wouldn’t be ready for ten years.

          Or he can’t admit to himself how bad he was played.

          They were on this before he was even sworn in.

          • Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 4:51 am #

            I think there is a good chance Pompeo was directly involved in keeping him in the dark.

            I mentioned in the past that Trump had initially requested someone else to head the “pandemic response team,” but this individual was then left hanging after being brought to DC and staying there for several months in a holding pattern.

            I forget the guy’s name but he has talked about it on a few occasions. He was against the shots.

            And we know who ended up getting the job.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 12:02 pm #

            Without any ‘advisors’ and simply paying attention, and without any of the vast insider knowledge obviously afforded to Trump, I was somehow able to ascertain that the “pandemic” was a hoax, within a week of its being announced, but Trump was not? How is that possible?

            Am I some sort of genius? Are the millions of people who didn’t buy it some sort of geniuses? Or prescient, or in possession of some sort of psychic powers? Nothing else explains it.

            If Trump was that stupid, he has no place being president. If he knew better, and went along anyway, then he is the architect of what we have now.

            But, then again, he wasn’t that stupid, actually. He did just go along. I know this, because I saw the video of Pompeo calling it a live exercise, and Trump said, “you should have told us.” So at that point he had to know it was a military operation. Yet he then spent the rest of his term supporting it, including supporting the lockdown that financially destroyed millions of lives, livelihoods, and our economy.

            Why would people want THAT in charge again?

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:11 pm #

            Well said, Mary. One reason: He’s sane on foreign policy and nuclear war. Unbelievably, it’s become an even more deadly and pressing issue than covid.

    • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 1:20 pm #

      “history of espousing fringe anti-science views on the subject of vaccines”

      For some reason that made me think of my brother (who’s academically cleverer than me and much more successful). He spent a long career teaching at UMIST, the fairly prestigious University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.

      So, being accused of holding (or even entertaining for 5 minutes) ‘fringe, anti-science views on the subject of vaccines’ would be something that would strike terror into his soul. I presume that’s why he has refused to click on a single link I’ve sent him (I gave up ages ago) and still gets his information from The Guardian.

      The twin facts that (a) I sent him, ages ago, a link to Stephanie Seneff’s paper on immune suppression by mRNA vaxxes and (b) his 2018 prostate cancer has come back to haunt him presumably have never crossed paths in his academically clever head.

      • MaryQueen April 16, 2023 at 10:28 am #

        One thing that seems to be very consistent among the overly-educated (and I have them in my family as well, and they are behaving the same way), is that they are so heavily programmed that their identity is tied up with whatever their focus of study/expertise has been.

        So the vast majority will hold onto it like a life raft, even once their field of study has been proven to be a large pile of bullshit.

        It’s a bit more difficult in the scientific/medical community, as no doubt SOME of what they learned is legit.

        Imagine one who has taught Women’s Studies and been writing post modernist bollocks for decades as one of my relatives has! There is no way she will stop embracing the Trans Agenda – or she loses those decades of dedication to the bullshit. It really is a sad thing.

        • Islander April 16, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

          The covid dissenters are also highly to “overly” educated.

          IMO the real problem is the “upper-middle brows.”

          Near the start of the covid op I watched a video outlining this social group, by someone whose name I unfortunately cannot recall.

          He was very droll. Although he wantn on at some length, I think he hit a few nails on the head.

          Reminded me of many points made in Thomas Frank’s “Listen, Liberal!.”

          A lot of people who are highly educated are not really independent thinkers. If their linving and status depend on going with the flow, very few will step up to the plate to challenge the hegemonic narrative.

          The fault is not in education per se, IMHO.

  29. JohnAZ April 14, 2023 at 11:35 am #

    HRC, Obama, Harris, Biden, Kennedy, DeSantis, Ramaswamy, Haley, Christy, etc., not one is going to change anything. They are all Deep Staters, taking the path of least resistance with everything. All we just accede to the foibles of DC if elected.

    We just unelected the only voice against the Swamp after he was crucified, skewered and BBQed by the Deep State, both parties.

    The federal government no longer belongs to the people of the USA. Heck, the people of the USA do not really belong to the ideal that is supposed to be America anymore. One party and at least half of the other party’s allegiance belongs to one foreign interest or another.

    I see a revolt by the conservative side of the Pentagon as a possibility. Lots of precedence around the world for this scenario. I mean conservative too, like deporting every illegal they can get their hands on, like an anti socialist back lash to drive the socialist base of everything out of power.

    Sort of like what Lincoln did with Habeas Corpus in 1861.

    This could be the “civil war”?

    Otherwise, if set on the same track as now, we are finished.

    Seen this morning on a jacket,

    “Making the impossible inevitable”.

    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 11:49 am #

      The only people who have anything to lose are those who got in on the graft. How many billionaires and hundred-millionaires did the last 5-10 years produce in this country?

      How much more wealth did the already wealthy gain?

      There is/was so much money going around that one shouldn’t be ashamed for thinking himself a halfwit for not figuring out a way to get a chunk.

      The wealthy and their investment vehicles have already bought-up all the prime real estate and have been buying up all the middle-class residential housing as well, and not only in the US.

      Coastal Florida, now both coasts, is long gone to the elite. As is Hawaii and Coastal CA. Yeah, nothing new, but the insanely expensive price tags.

      So what are you fighting for?
      The vultures up top saw the sick and creeping carcass a long time ago. The time for getting is now gone.

      Nobody is going to go after those who got their large piece of the American Pie Trump.

      • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        Should read: “…least of all Trump”

        • Night Owl April 14, 2023 at 4:05 pm #

          Another “Trump is in on it” type joins the forum.

          Jeebus help us.

          • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

            Nobody said that Fright Fowl.
            They said he won’t go after the rich

          • Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 4:56 am #

            An even deeper thought.

            Excuse me, returning banee.

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:47 pm #

        Using pension funds, to boot.

        • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

          I think CALPERS owns more strip malls and apartment blocks throughout the country than Blackrock

          • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

            Ha! No doubt.

      • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 4:34 pm #

        They own coastal Maine, the North Shore, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Island too.

        RISING SEA LEVELS ARE THE LEAST OF THEIR WORRIES. What they are worried about most is keeping Proles out of their exclusive beachfront properties.

  30. socialisthater April 14, 2023 at 11:43 am #

    The Socialist/Fascist/Communist Democrat scum running the U.S. are facing a real conundrum. Their war on normalcy–that is, their war against moderates and conservatives, the Constitution, freedom, biological males and females, and free enterprise–has been successful in the core cities, and in a few deep blue states. The conundrum that the scum D.C. swamp now faces is that they can not seize and hold power without destroying normalcy in the rest of the country–which they are working day and night to do. The death in the details is that part of the U.S.–rural areas, a lot of suburbs, and some solid red states–that has, so far, retained some normalcy is the main social and economic engine that keeps the U.S. even remotely functioning economically, socially, and politically. So, if the D.C. swamp actually does manage to destroy that, they’ve also destroyed the things that actually keep people alive–even their own followers. And, of course, such total economic and social destruction can’t be kept hidden, even by the most heinous of state control of the media. At that point, even many who, until now, have at least halfheartedly supported the Socialist/Fascist/Communist Democrat regime will likely turn against it. Oh, and there still is that fact that there are something around 80+ million gun owners in the U.S.–and likely at least a third to half of them aren’t going to up their guns and ammunition, no matter how the Socialist/Fascist/Communist government tells them that they have to. The D.C. swamp dwellers and their leftist dweeb followers might believe that the American military and weaponized Federal “law enforcement” could quell such an uprising, but history proves otherwise. In 1775, a ragtag bunch of civilians rose up to fight the most militarily powerful country then on the planet–and won; in 1975, the most militarily powerful country then on the planet was defeated by a ragtag army of guerillas in a place called Viet Nam. Like JK says, history may not repeat, but it often rhymes.

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    • Cankerpuss April 14, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

      Your post seems to be full of hope. I don’t have any hope for America anymore. The damage is done. It’s too late.

      • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:45 pm #

        The USA, as currently constituted, is TOAST in my view.

        What follows it is currently the focus of my interest. After nearly 250 years it is time for real Americans to start wrapping their minds around what a reboot of a true constitutional Republic should look like.

        My own conviction is that this country, by necessity, much be broken down into several smaller confederations. One government cannot efficiently, responsibly, and democratically govern 335 MILLIONS of people. It is unweildy and the present constitution is not suited to the task.

        The U.S. Constitution has become too perverted over the past 158 years to serve as a model. The old Confederate Constitution would be a better starting point. Just excise the parts about slavery and then make a few more tweaks to deal with problems we’ve experienced since 1865 and you’ve got yourself a good document. But only for nations of about 30 million people or less. The smaller, the better, if you want more accountability from the elected politicians.

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:08 pm #

      The Fascists fought the Communists. But linking them with the Communists, you would deny us the very thing that could lead us to victory.

      Freedom begins between the ears. It also ends there, alas.

  31. Paula D April 14, 2023 at 11:51 am #

    If Americans get angry that the Ukraine war stops, they deserve any and all misery that is coming.

    It is plain evil to support the Nuland gang’s refusal to let Ukraine make peace.
    How could such a people think they themselves deserve mercy?

    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

      It stinks. And when war comes, deodorant will be in short supply. As will toilet paper. The flowers and leaves will serve us well then, eh?

      • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 1:23 pm #

        According to some postings here last week, many here do not use deodorant, so this likely won’t be an issue for them. Me personally, I love the Axe spray on scents. Keeps me fresh all day long and the ladies love it.

        • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:40 pm #

          Thank you for giving me what I want: Information. I asked Paula what she used and how strongly she felt about her brand, and she savaged me!

          Maybe I should try Axe – to help in the lady department!

          • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

            women enjoy scents and
            smells like Teen Spirit

          • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

            You have to make them “feel like a natural woman” and how better than with an artificial natural scent?

            Axe can cut thru the bullshit and teen spirit can make them feel young again.

            Anybody else? What about Tom’s of Maine?

          • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

            Axe body spray and Axe deodorant spray are two separate and distinct categories of product.

        • stelmosfire April 14, 2023 at 1:51 pm #

          Don’t say ladies CB. A school superintendent got canned in these parts for using that word. It’s a micro-aggression. Whatever the fuck that means.


          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 10:01 am #


            I know! I could not believe that story, it was so crazy. How was he supposed to begin his letter?

            Now if he had begun the letter with “Honey” I would get why a woman would be mad. But “Ladies”?

            That’s nuts

            Microaggression (to me) are very small things, sometimes even made up things, that completely out-prioritize the big issues. Like how many unsolved rape cases do we have in this country? And of those, how many haven’t even had the rape swab put in the database to compare against the dna of known offenders?

            Mariska Hartigay (the SVU actress) formed a charity and donated money for testing of rape kits sitting in police property rooms. That’s a cause I can get behind. Women getting mad over being addressed as “ladies” during a salary negotiation is just delusional noise that detracts from legitimate issues.

            I’m guessing that guy could sue. I’m also guessing he was not going to be happy working there.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

            I use “ladies” all the time and don’t know any women who are offended by it, except the wokie nutjobs, but they are offended by everything and there is no way not to offend them.

          • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

            Speaking as someone who has collected a boatload of “rape swabs”, a lot of them would never make it to SUV Special Victims Unit, or whatever that was.

            Just saying…..

      • Vlad the Impaler April 14, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

        Our ancestors used to use corn cobs!! Never tried it myself.

        • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 2:51 pm #

          As roll on deodorants? Fascinating! The more you know. Did you watch Harvest Home and the Corn Dolly cult?

          What happens to the Corn King is not for male eyes!

          At least “He Who Walks Behind the Rows” is a guy….

    • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 9:46 pm #

      I don’t think the Ukraine war is going to stop. I expect the Ukraine to become blue-eyed Syria, a never-ending money-laundering operation. And a great way to spread radioactive contamination over some of the most productive farmland in the world.

      Douglas Macgregor said, that Putin said, that he is prepared to fight in the Ukraine for another 3 years. I expect we will use all of that time, and then some.

      Crazier shit will come along and we will forget that we are pouring troops, equipment, and money into that black hole. Unless we bring back the draft – not to provide more cannon fodder for the war, (a war we never planned to “win”), but for an excuse to crackdown on dissidents back home.

  32. WadeWaters April 14, 2023 at 11:54 am #

    One thing’s for sure. A civil war will in no way be civil.

    • JohnAZ April 14, 2023 at 12:37 pm #

      If any group in the US puts up a legitimate contrary movement against the Deep State they will be crushed.

      The DeepState is no longer of, by and for the people of the US. Heck, most of the people of the US today do not even understand what the Constitution stands for, a perfect condition for the Deep State to control everything. The Deep State is busily walling itself off from the people. The biggest fallacy of the Constitution is its opening, We the People.

      Next move by Warner is to be expected, try to cancel out dissident voices. The majority of Americans do not understand what dissident means.

      Freedom loving independent thinkers will have to go elsewhere in the future, they are toast in this country. Where to go?

      • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 1:27 pm #

        What would it take these days for a concerned group of men to convene and write up Articles of Incorporation to secede from the USA? Our Founding Fathers did just such a thing against King George back in the day. Why couldn’t such an objective be achieved today? Get out from the yoke of the US Government and start your own independent principality. Jefferson firmly believed that the Constitution he wrote was meant to be discarded as soon as it was no longer to the benefit of the people.

        • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

          The supply lines for the Royalists/Loyalists and their troops were a lot longer than for the native oppressors . . .

      • WadeWaters April 14, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

        I dunno. Cayman Islands? Belize?

      • Vlad the Impaler April 14, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

        “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” – John Adams

        • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:48 pm #

          Sadly, we now live in a post-Christian society where the cultural wisdom expressed by Mr. Adams in that quotation has now been completely and unquestionably validated.

  33. cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 12:04 pm #

    Well I guess Brinton has been ordered to go on “her” merry little way and avoided any jail time or substantial monetary penalty. Too bad, no doubt “she” should have been real popular among the inmates.

    “Non-binary ex-Biden energy official escapes jail time in luggage grand larceny case”

    According to Clark County, Nevada, criminal court records, Brinton was ordered to pay $3,670.74 to the victim in the case and $500 in additional fees including a criminal fine. Clark County Judge Ann Zimmerman then handed Brinton a 180-day suspended jail sentence, a sentence that doesn’t need to be served, and ordered Brinton to “stay out of trouble.”

    Zimmerman also determined Brinton was guilty of theft of an item with the value less than $1,200. Earlier, Brinton pleaded “no contest” to the charges, waiving the right to a trial.

    In early December, Las Vegas prosecutors charged Brinton with grand larceny of an item valued between $1,200 and $5,000. Police accused Brinton of stealing a suitcase with a total estimated worth of $3,670 on July 6 at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The bag contained jewelry valued at $1,700, clothing worth $850 and makeup valued at $500.


    • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      Earlier, he made off with the suitcase of an East African fashion designer. She saw him wearing it on tv – the red clown suit. I’m sure it looked very good on her however.

      She was on with Tucker. It sounded like she was going to sue him. Hope she takes him to the cleaners.

    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 5:01 pm #

      He’s got 2-3 more cases he has yet to be judged upon.

    • Blackbird April 14, 2023 at 10:03 pm #

      It’s so nice to see justice served…

      A $4,000 fine? Sam “Leg Humper” Brinton can sell some of his used panties (probably stolen) on Ebay, pay off the fine, and have enough left over to do his/her/its nails.

      Most of us here get slapped with a $4,000 fine and it would be an economic catastrophe. But we gotta take care of the rich.

      When the dust settles, the Hildebeast has been beheaded, quartered, and incinerated by 5 widely separated suns, and I am the last man standing, I will do away with monetary fines. Do a crime? Pay with time. In jail, pickin’ up trash along the roadside, whatever. Rich or poor, doesn’t matter. Grab a sharp stick and start payin’ off your debt to society.

  34. Frank Buttitch April 14, 2023 at 12:08 pm #

    What is it?
    It is EVIL working hard to conceal itself.

  35. Robert White April 14, 2023 at 12:14 pm #

    As a veteran of Counterintelligence I have to agree that the leak is an actual Intel Operation to strengthen security of all the intel outlets. It’s inconceivable that a 21 year old kid could be allowed to read the intel traffic on a daily basis and leak on a whim.

    The kid signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement-NDA which guarantees his incarceration for many years in the big house.

    Our new world disorder is likely a result of PNAC shenanigans run amok as all of us knew it would eventually.

    And going into an election year brings all that extra baggage onto the floor of MSM so that disorder is the name of the game ahead of the election. In brief, disorder seems to work better for the Crisis Communications teams patching reputations up as geopolitical volatility keeps increasing MoM.


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    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:50 pm #

      I agree with this assessment. Why would a low-level 21 yr old kid have the “need to know” to have access to these types of classified documents? It strains credulity. He is most likely a patsy. A fall-guy.

  36. PeteAtomic April 14, 2023 at 12:30 pm #

    In a country of decent men, who believe in appropriate action & decency– then resignation would be the least they would do.

    But those days are past. This country is no longer managed by decent, moral men.

    There won’t be any resignations. There certainly will not be any prosecutions.

    In short, there will be no justice for the members of the Biden regime. More likely, there will be promotions of the incompetent. Things will go along as before– bump & grind & shuffle— as the economy subsumes, and US society gasps under the waves of a Depression.

    Our role is to survive, and thrive– yes, grow– not because of an increasingly malevolent central government, but in spite of it.

    Because in the faces & light souls of the children– running through the fields of the Wild petunia & purple milkweed, to the fast rushing, rocky creek down the hillside– is the good future.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:52 pm #

      Resignations have prerequisites – pressure and shame. None of these cretins have any shame and no pressure will be brought to bear on them.

    • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:14 pm #

      Are those plants in Palestine?

  37. Paula D April 14, 2023 at 12:33 pm #

    Originally I thought that the “leak” was to push the Restrict Act, also.

    It was too conveniently timed, just days after Rand Paul put a stop to Josh Hawley’s push to fast track the bill.

    And then yesterday they tell us that the culprit is a God loving, gun loving, white supremacist, military loving gamer, who leaked the documents on a website targeted by the Deep State?

    C’mon, man.

    But I am now also persuaded that this psy op, like most psy ops, has multiple goals.

    The Pentagon knows that the State Dept. and White House’s insistence that Ukraine launch a Spring Offensive is doomed. No way it would succeed, no matter what Victoria Nuland may fantasize.
    (Of course, her ultimate goal seems to be the depopulation of Ukraine, so she may also know that the offensive is doomed. It’s just part of her plan.)

    So the Pentagon leaks these documents, which prove that Ukraine is not ready, thereby providing a reason to postpone the offensive.

    And then what? Either they drop the whole thing and move on to Taiwan, OR they take the June12-June 24 NATO exercises live.

    That is how they do, you know, hold exercises which then suddenly go live.

    Meanwhile, they will use this to push through the Restrict Act, which basically guts the Bill of Rights (building on the Patriot Act and Military Commissions Act), and will allow them to shut down any website where the plebes communicate.

    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 12:46 pm #

      The war is all about white people killing more white people in a white homogenous (low foreign immigration) part of the world BTW

      • Jarek April 14, 2023 at 1:18 pm #

        Yes. And if Russia hadn’t attacked? They would have worked with that too – filling the place up with 3rd Worlders, already well under way. And indoctrinating kids into CRT and Trannyism.

        Meanwhile they would have kept up the shelling on the Donbas and continue attack Putin’s Russia on internal and economic fronts.

    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

      I think you’ve nailed it again, Paula.

  38. liber8tor April 14, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

    The infamous Natl Security Adviser Jake the “Snake” Sullivan, long-time Deep State rat. “Dirty Deeds and they’re Done Dirt Cheap”.

    Most infamous for the Benghazi operation where Ambassador Stevens and Navy Seals were murdered when Hillary gave illegal weapons to Isis.

  39. Vlad the Impaler April 14, 2023 at 1:28 pm #

    Yes the deep state wants to get ride of Biden, but I think it’s going to go down differently. Before Biden resigns, Kamala will be offered something to leave. A Senate seat is as good idea as any. But then it won’t Obama but ol’ cankles herself: Hillery Clinton who will be appoint VP. and then Biden resigns. After all, it’s still her turn!

    • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

      They can give Coonie Kamala all the reparations she wants, she certainly deserves them.

    • Wizard of the Saddle April 14, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

      Kamala won’t be forced out. She’ll be BRIBED out. The VP slot is generally the dead-end for 95% of the people who end up in that job. Best exit for most of them is a FAT PAYOFF.

    • mrs_saj April 14, 2023 at 3:30 pm #


      I posted something like this earlier this morning. I don’t know who the VP replacement will be, but I thought the theory posted by JHK (of Kamala getting the CA senate seat) was very plausible. JHK may think its still a long shot, but it resonates for me. Kamala becomes a California senator. Kamala is replaced with the the one-to-be-the-next-prez, then Biden’s health magically becomes an issue. As if his health has never before impeded his ability to roll out of bed or construct three words that form a coherent sentence!

      By the way, if it’s cankles who is installed, I lose a bet with someone on this blog. And if that’s the case, I will eat my hat.

      • Blackbird April 15, 2023 at 8:07 pm #

        Hey mrs_saj, if it’s me you have a bet with, I won’t ask you to eat your hat. That could cause serious digestive problems, and with the Hildebeast in the White House, I think we’ll have more problems than we can handle. I don’t plan to eat my hat – it still has a few good miles left – I will settle for eating some crow (no, that’s not cannibalism, we are different species).

        If I “win” the bet (everybody loses), all I ask of you is that you remember where you heard it first.

        A little over a year and a half from now, everyone (on this blog) will be saying, “Wow, that Vlad the Impaler sure is a visionary!” (*sigh*)

  40. Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 1:38 pm #

    Right on cue Ronny Pissantis is going for the fringe vote with his apportion decree. Because, perplexingly, the last thing this country needs is more Democrats aborting their progeny.

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  41. mitchellc April 14, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

    Once again, you folks worry too much. Don’t bother concerning yourself about domestic affairs, who won’t be punished/prosecuted, which groups are engaged in turf wars, etc

    It’s all moot; The future is being determined by outside, external parties and actions over which we have no control.

    Ukraine was a crap shoot all along, since without Russian natural resources, the private credit money system was going to crash anyway.

    Without the ability to finance operations, trade, investment and exchange, the US government will come to a screeching halt. It will simply not have the funds in which to enforce/afford anything, including foreign military actions as well as domestic suppression.

    It all comes back to the big 3: overshoot, depletion and degradation. The WEF program needed the $dollar to work. Since the dollars days are numbered, the WEF agenda will not be implemented.

    In its place? The natural order, epitomized by Russia, China and the RoW, where supply and demand determine price and availability.

    The coming momementous crash is what the Neo cons were trying to avoid. Ukraine was always an existential battle for all parties involved.

    As Jarek suggested above, insiders have always known the score, which is why we should keep an eye on where they try to land next. The USA was just an operating platform in which to ply their craft.

    It’s done now and the players are ready for another patsy.

    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 5:02 pm #

      Discussion isn’t necessarily “worry.” And if you don’t enjoy discussion, you’re in the wrong place.

  42. Paula D April 14, 2023 at 1:41 pm #

    YouTube suggested a Summer video for me. I watched the entire dance, what passes for “culture” in Russia, and didn’t see one twerker.

    Unbelievably politically incorrect.

    No wonder our overlords want to overthrow Putin and bring western values to Russia.


    • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 1:50 pm #

      Total class. They actually have years of study and practice behind this sort of dancing.

      Takes about 2 seconds to become a twerker. Our culture sucks.

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 2:53 pm #

        Yes, did you see the drag queen teaching toddlers how to twerk? He made it look easy.

        Now that’s western values, in a nut shell. (And I mean that in every possible interpretation).

        • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 5:03 pm #

          How hard can it be to lean over and shake your ass?

        • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 5:41 pm #

          Indeed, this American Tranny Freakshow has taken on an apocalyptic hue, and it is being impressed upon the innocent, the young & the impresssionable.

    • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 2:01 pm #

      Wow, that was a great video, beautifully choreographed dancing. I would be proud to uphold such Russian values, hence my respect and adoration for Putin and his country. Thanks for sharing this.

    • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 2:12 pm #

      I might also add, not an ugly Russian woman in the bunch, they are all beauties of the highest degree!

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 8:50 pm #

        They are professional dancers, not a community folk group.

        • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

          Every little girl in Bali learns to dance. But they see dancing as a way to communicate with the gods, so the offering must be perfect. No matter how good she is, she is expected to drop out if she isn’t good looking. She will be mocked until she does.

          From the serious dancing. Obviously the less able and less attractive can still do the popular dances at weddings, etc.

        • Islander April 15, 2023 at 4:40 pm #

          Bali, shmali.

          The Moiseyev Ballet, founded by Igor Moiseyev way back before you were born, is a PROFESSIONAL COMPANY, fer chrissakes. And that is the company shown performing in the linked video.

    • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 4:15 pm #

      The first item on the agenda once the Ukrainian army takes Moscow is to import drag queens from SF & LA to twerk in front of Kindergartners & wave their Johnsons in the little ones faces, give them a taste of American culture good and hard.

      • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 4:47 pm #

        And if Mosuvite parents complain about these filthy displays of degeneracy they will be put up against the wall and shot.

    • Islander April 14, 2023 at 4:59 pm #

      Our school class went to see the Moiseyev Dance Company when they had a run in Boston in ca. 1959.

      • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

        Back when classiness was in style.

        • Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 6:13 pm #

          On that topic, I saved this article a while back but didn’t have that good a reason to post it before.

          I thought it was interesting, and that theory the author talks about is something I have talked about with some liberal open-minded people back when liberals were open-minded.

          But I chiefly saved it for the parts about dancing and our society:

          “Even American men were once pretty good at dancing. Around 1950, the two most famous dancers in the world were likely Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, and that was not a fluke. Mid-century Americans danced all the time.

          As strange as it sounds at present, in the 1950s my father, a socially awkward Lockheed engineer, owned his own tuxedo for regularly taking my mother dancing at the Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard.

          Back then, America invested heavily in teaching dance steps to boys, so a sizable fraction of the male population eventually achieved some minimum level of competence at leading a woman around the dance floor without stepping on her toes. This made American girls’ lives more fun.

          Granted, boys didn’t like taking dance lessons then any more than they do now. Dave Barry recalls his at age 11 around 1958:

          When the dance class started, the enemy genders were lined up on opposite sides of the cafeteria…. After we boys had thoroughly failed to master these dances, the instructor would bring the two lines together and order the boys to dance directly with the girls, which we did by sticking our arms straight out to maintain maximum separation, lunging around the cafeteria like miniature sport-coat-wearing versions of Frankenstein’s monster.

          But then along came the ’60s, which was an era of Guy Liberation as young men protested against whatever the older generation had meekly put up with, whether the draft, marriage, haircuts, or dance lessons. No longer did you have to shackle your creativity on the dance floor by learning steps; you just stood a few feet away from the girl and moved around however you felt.

          The 1960s fashion for free-form non-touch dancing was a disaster for American culture that we haven’t recovered from yet.”


          • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 8:56 pm #

            The 1960’s culture wrecked a lot of things! Thanks, that’s great. I remember reading Dave Barry. Thought he was funny more when I was in my 20s.

          • Islander April 14, 2023 at 9:00 pm #

            So sadly true.

            Women love to dance—apparently more than men. I think it is an American cultural thing, that partner dancing, not just jumping around with (usually) very little connection to the music, has become some kind of a no-go zone for American men. Perhaps it is the lack of classes. It is really pathetic. Meantime, a couple that can do the bare minimum of swing or some other partner dance will soon gain an admiring audience!

            Latino men love to dance and tend to be pretty good dancers. So of course they have an advantage with gringas. But all-American guys think being able to dance is effete.

            I keep telling my great-sons (combo of great-nephew and grandson) to learn to dance, and they will have their choice of girls and they will have a surefire way to make them happy—and themselves, too.

            In my town the salsa classes are full—-of women.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 12:10 pm #

            Islander, my parents really could “cut a rug.”

            They were so good at dancing to jazz especially. They sometimes got the spotlight at weddings, etc. People would be amazed (me, as well). But they never really went out of their way to teach us, probably because when young we thought it was “old fashioned” and stupid, and we were already dancing free-style or disco-style to the Beatles and BeeGees.

            Oh well.

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

            Straight men you didn’t know putting their hands on you, Mary?

            C’mon, it was never going to happen. Gay boyfriends who wanted to experiment with heterosexuality were bad enough.

          • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 3:07 pm #


            I am more of a free style dancer. But I arrived after the 60s were over, so that’s my excuse.

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 4:43 pm #

            I love seeing older couples dancing.

            They have a serenity.

            You know the special communication that can develop in the lead and follow. The result is a beautiful creation a deux.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 6:37 pm #

            Jar, please leave me out of your sick fantasies. Or at least leave the fantasies off CSN.


          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 8:05 pm #

            Mrs. Saj:

            “I am more of a free style dancer. But I arrived after the 60s were over, so that’s my excuse.”

            It is never too late to learn to dance. In most communities of any size, or in a nearby city, there are quite a few options, some of them pretty cheap (run by local groups in a church basement; you contribute $5) and fun.

            “Ballroom dance” generally includes all partner dances: East Coast and West Coast swing, Latin, traditional waltz, two-step, etc., also even some folk. To find out what’s going on in your area and who offers classes do a search for “Ballroom dance classes, Town/City X.”

            Here is an info resource local to Boston/New England:

          • Jarek April 16, 2023 at 1:45 pm #

            Yes Islander, the man leads and the woman follows.

            Radical Feminists are going to accept this?

            Like hell.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 12:58 am #

      Russian Burlesque Artists
      (apparent promo video)


      • Islander April 15, 2023 at 8:11 pm #

        Love the video.
        Humorous and sexy.

    • Anthea April 15, 2023 at 9:39 am #

      @ Paula:

      Beautiful video!

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 11:37 am #

        Yup. Lots of style over there in Putinville.

  43. K-Chien April 14, 2023 at 1:48 pm #

    If anyone wants to post leaked documents. Start a topic:



  44. cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

    We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. ~Ayn Rand

    I think we may have already surpassed this point, sorry Ayn.

    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 2:15 pm #

      because climate change!

    • K-Chien April 14, 2023 at 6:43 pm #

      Why do we quote idiots?

  45. Paula D April 14, 2023 at 2:18 pm #

    Alex Christoforus talks about the BRICS meeting and the dumping of the dollar.

    Also Saudi Arabia making peace in the Middle East, while the US gnashes its teeth and screams that the Wars Must Continue.

    I actually didn’t see the Saudi thing coming. It’s rather amazing.


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    • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 2:22 pm #

      Thanks. Oh yeah, this is the guy that strolls around the streets of Greece whilst recording his thoughts on any given topic. It has been a while since I’ve watched anything from him. Love it!

      • cowbell81 April 14, 2023 at 2:28 pm #

        Cyprus, not Greece, Sorry, my bad.

        • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 2:54 pm #

          He alternates. He’s from Cyprus, but lots of times he is in Athens.

          • WadeWaters April 14, 2023 at 4:45 pm #

            Sometimes he’s in Belgrade, too.

          • Islander April 14, 2023 at 5:00 pm #

            Well, he speaks with a Brooklyn Jewish accent.

    • Eaton Erschniz April 14, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

      MBS isn’t a fool. He knows his Kingdom is only on Neocon Color/Spring Wolfowitz Doctrine revolution away

      • Paula D April 14, 2023 at 3:00 pm #

        True. Although they used a novel psy op to try to topple him, the whole “they chopped up Khassoghi with a chainsaw in a embassy in Turkey” bullshit story.

        Mystery solved! Colonel Mustadf used a saw in the conservatory of the embassy.

        At least, that was one of the stories they gave.

        • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 3:25 pm #

          And how lovely those Cypriot & Greek citys appear, sun splashed, very little grafitti, no mobs of drug addicted vagrants & filthy blue tarps clogging up the sidewalks, & trash strewn everywhere.

          • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 5:06 pm #

            Ugh, just watched a bit of a video some guy made while traveling around California for a month.

            Much of it looks like a 3d world shithole.

            I got to witness it first hand, as well, which is why I am now not in CA any more.

          • Billy Hill April 14, 2023 at 8:03 pm #

            Au contraire Athens is covered in graffiti.
            Christoforou has made comment on it.

            I’m sure this says something profound about the human condition, but for the life of me I can’t figure out what it is.

          • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:02 pm #

            Well, there are paintings on cave walls.

      • Amman April 14, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

        I thought MBS was mending fences with officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Syrian Arab Republic. I do know he also signed an SCP (Strategic Comprehensive Partnership) with Xi Xinping. Maybe he knows something?

    • Amman April 14, 2023 at 7:05 pm #

      It was the adult thing to do. Mend fences with Iran and get, in return, a Chinese SCP.

  46. Jarek April 14, 2023 at 2:27 pm #


    Russian President Vladimir Putin has never labeled Twitter and Tesla CEO Elon Musk as a “war criminal,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

    His comments came after Musk, a self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist,” rejected calls to put restrictions on the account of former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev after the latter wrote a long post declaring Ukraine would disappear “because nobody needs it.”

    Defending his decision, the billionaire CEO claimed he had been informed that “Putin called me a war criminal for helping Ukraine, so he’s not exactly my best friend.” He added that “all news is to some degree propaganda” and people should be allowed to “decide for themselves.”

    However, Peskov dismissed the claim that Putin had referred to him as a war criminal.

    “Apparently, Musk received somewhat incorrect, or to be more precise, fake information. It looks like another hoax. Putin has never said that,” he stated.

    Jarek: Thank God. I was sweating bullets about this, thus my concern with deodorants. Good men must unite. Putin can help Musk become a better man, perhaps offering him refuge when Elon has to flee Oceania.

    In other consumer news, Rogan filmed himself drinking Bud Light tranny fluid. He has betrayed his better angels and us as well.

    Eurasia and East Asia have always been united against Oceania. The blood of Dugina cries up from the ground. Will it not be answered?

    • Billy Hill April 14, 2023 at 8:14 pm #

      Joe Rogan began descending after the Spotify deal and has apparently increased velocity.

      The Snowden interview will stand the test of time but that may be about it. Rogan displayed his interviewer’s gifts by not interrupting. For almost an hour if I recall.

      Gee — think he’ll apologize? Again?

  47. Roundball Shaman April 14, 2023 at 2:59 pm #

    “We are fueling a proxy war in Ukraine in order to defend freedom, such as the freedom to censor dissenting views on our proxy war in Ukraine.” — Aron Maté

    We have one Freedom left in America that they will never take away: The Freedom to Follow Orders.

    Almost as a National-knee-reflex, we are conditioned to always thank ‘Our’ service people for ‘Their Service’ and ‘Keeping us free’. But the first question that comes to mind is… are they truly ‘Ours’ as in We the People… or do they always really always represent someone else and someone else’s interests?. I think many already know the answer to that.)

    And the second question that should arise is… What are these ‘Freedoms’ that We the People still honestly have? And no one can really attempt to answer that because the answer is a bit unpleasant and unsettling.

    “Restore order?… Our country went into Ukraine to create disorder in that corner of the world…”

    The famous old political boss of Chicago, Mayor Richard J. Daley (the elder) famously once was asked about the conduct of police in his City. He quickly responded, ‘Police aren’t there to create disorder. Police are there to PRESERVE disorder!’

    Looks like his words of wisdom became core international-relations policy for Our Free Nation.

    “Where is all this going?

    When one is headed in the wrong direction… you rarely if ever end up in a good place. And usually when you keep going in that same direction you end up in an ever-worsening place. Especially when those who have grabbed the Wheel of the Bus of State believe that their wrong course is the right one. Even as the bus wheels are falling off and the driver hasn’t a clue of where he is or why.

    Our National Bus is filling up with passengers who aren’t paying to get on… expelling those passengers who try to tell the driver he is headed the wrong way… is quickly running out of gas and oil… and which is inching ever closer to a big ditch from which there is no escape.

    The Bus of ‘Freedom’. All aboard!

  48. Zoltar April 14, 2023 at 3:03 pm #

    “This is not civil war. This is something else. But what?”

    I think Chris Hedges’ characterization is as good as any: a Corporate State, which has taken control of this nation through a slow-motion coup.

    All of the things Jim mentioned today should happen. Only things which the Corporate State regards as being in its interest will happen.

    • Night Owl April 14, 2023 at 4:23 pm #

      His thoughts here are more or less taken from the works of the departed Sheldon Wolin.

      Read about inverted totalitarianism.

      Hedges is dead to me, however. He was on board with the Covid hoax and related persecution of those who resisted.

      There shall be no mercy for those that were involved in aiding and abetting the greatest genocide in human history.

      • Disaffected April 14, 2023 at 4:31 pm #

        Odd, ain’t it? How some otherwise very smart and tuned in people went along with the Covid hoax. Fear is the great equalizer.

        • Cleo Torres April 14, 2023 at 5:51 pm #

          The same pseudo-intellectuals who consider themselves intelligentsia on account of their patronage of the Times, The New Yorker, and NPR?

          You can be perfectly tuned-in to the wrong frequency

      • Zoltar April 14, 2023 at 5:55 pm #


        If every blogger who was ever wrong about an important issue was now dead to me, there would be none living today – certainly including Jim Kunstler. Yet I still find our host’s thinking fundamentally sound and most of his positions reliable.

        Perhaps you might consider distinguishing between our Corporate State enemies and fallible good people who may occasionally labor under an honest misapprehension.

        • Islander April 14, 2023 at 6:25 pm #

          Zoltar, basically I agree with you.

          But, in a way the covid case has separated the sheep from the goats.

          The crimes that followed from
          “being wrong” about this and thus supported those who have committed huge crimes (and plan to commit more of the same, it looks like) seems to me to go beyond an opinion on “an important issue.”

          That said, I don’t know Hedges’ specific positions on the covid operation. Was he is favor of lockdown? Mandates?

          Has anyone questioned Hedges directly on his covid positions?

          • MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 6:44 pm #

            The same people who say journalists who fell for Covid19 are dead to them are also propping up Trump, who pushed vaxxes and oversaw the lockdown.

            This does not compute.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 1:14 am #


          As I suggested last threads, it can be like throwing the baby out with the bathwater.

          However of course, at the same time, the babies can’t keep pooping in their own baths forever and fouling their own nests, to switch idioms mid-sentence.

        • Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 4:54 am #

          Jim never promoted the shots nor did he attack anyone who pointed out that it was illegal to mandate such a substance. The latter being the (IMO rather obvious) key point in context.

          Some in the comment section certainly did, ofc.

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 4:45 pm #


            By inference, sounds like this is what Hedges did.

    • Amman April 14, 2023 at 6:52 pm #

      It is the 4th Turning. On slow boil. So far.

    • SpeedyBB April 15, 2023 at 4:21 am #

      Zoltar – And corporate types, along with the stooges they select to be their political puppets, do not really make skillful players, because they simply do not comprehend or respect the game of politics.

      Try to run foreign policy the way you run Nabisco or Caterpillar and see how effective you are.

  49. Beryl of Oyl April 14, 2023 at 3:12 pm #

    A couple of things I came across regarding Ukraine- this article bolsters the idea that Ukraine was willing to come to an agreement very early on, but was prevented from doing so by this country:

    So, You Think the US Wouldn’t Pass Up on a Peace Plan?


    This is just some back-and-forth on Twitter of the Zelensky good/Zelensky bad variety:


    • Night Owl April 14, 2023 at 4:19 pm #

      There is no Zelensky good. He is a globalist marionette. Had there been a peace deal it simply would have allowed more time for the globalist set to regroup.

      Z thinks he is made. I hope he’s caught by the Russians.

      I would pay to watch what happens after that.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 5:04 pm #

        I hope so too.

        They will keep him alive, for their own purposes. He will have to give up his Miami dreams, and be grateful if the Russians plonk him down in a tiny flat in Moscow under 24-hour surveillance.

      • Fubar April 14, 2023 at 11:12 pm #

        So you think his stand up career and world tours would be kaput?

        • Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 4:52 am #


  50. MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 5:17 pm #

    Portland’s demise

    This is an excellent photojournalism piece, which includes coverage of the laws passed and “leadership” decisions which has made Portland into a burgeoning shit-hole, haven for addicts, and suicide center.


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    • BackRowHeckler April 14, 2023 at 6:51 pm #

      Haha, IOW a lefty utopia, Equity Heaven right here on earth.

    • Islander April 15, 2023 at 7:12 pm #

      I visited Portland back in 1980 or 1981. It seems to me that in that era P’land was a cool under-the-radar spot with enough great old buildings to justify a historic district, an alternative vibe, with good coffee. It was just starting to peek over the radar as a “new” San Francisco type of West Coast city. The next place!

      Seattle was also still, or newly, cool, its covered fish market a must-visit to stroll along and sample the great smoked local fish and local artisan beer.

      I might even have a few snapshots from that trip in storage somewhere.

      Boy oh boy, that was a lifetime ago (literally!!).

      It is really very sad.

  51. Pucker April 14, 2023 at 7:31 pm #

    “Disorder is the Order of the Day”

    My Dad once said to me when I was a kid: “The People just want someone to get out in front and lead the parade.”

    A theme of James Howard Kunstler’s writings is that a hallmark of modern American culture is a pervasive flight from Responsibility: “Anything goes, and Nothing Matters.”

    The Pervasive Censorship and Flight from Truth and Reality in America now is basically a Flight from Responsibility?

    “ People whose lives are barren and insecure seem to show a greater willingness to obey than people who are self-sufficient and self-confident. To the frustrated, freedom from responsibility is more attractive than freedom from restraint. They are eager to barter their independence for relief from the burdens of willing, deciding and being responsible for inevitable failure. They willingly abdicate the directing of their lives to those who want to plan, command and shoulder all responsibility. Moreover, submission by all to a supreme leader is an approach to their ideal of equality.

    In time of crisis, during floods, earthquakes, epidemics, depressions and wars, separate individual effort is of no avail, and people of every condition are ready to obey and follow a leader. To obey is then the only firm point in a chaotic day-by-day existence.“

    Eric Hoffer, “The True Believer”

    • KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 8:52 pm #

      ” In time of crisis, during floods, earthquakes, epidemics, depressions and wars, separate individual effort is of no avail, … ”

      I’ll grant you that is a very popular theory.

      But a very popular theory that flatly contradicts my experience.

      I have been present , on the scene , for two major ice storms , and the aftermath of three hurricanes.

      Charity groups , 501 nameless , anonymous , volunteers are the folks who got shit done.

      Certainly in the case of Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans , you saw the leaders give speeches on TV , and that’s pretty much it for leaders.

      FEMA was no help. FEMA was a burden that got in everyones way.

      • Islander April 14, 2023 at 9:05 pm #

        Your comment seems to support the statement that individual effort is of no avail in times of crisis.

        • KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 9:16 pm #

          At Church I seem to constantly run into the problem that people just don’t get that you can’t fire a volunteer / that giving orders to a volunteer is ludicrous.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 10:04 am #

            That is soooo true (having worked for 3+ nonprofits).

            One of the biggest mistakes and misconceptions by people who run nonprofits is that they can treat a volunteer like a paid employee. Um… nope.

          • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:05 pm #

            That is one reason my friend supposedly killed herself.

            She was working for an animal rescue group as a volunteer and they fired her.
            She had never been fired before and it hurt her pride deeply. And the fact that she was a volunteer made it much more painful.

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:26 pm #

            Why did they fire her?

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 6:41 pm #

            Paula, that’s so sad. And gross, to fire someone doing work for free.

            And it’s tragic that she let that work define her entire life. And these nonprofit leaders (in my experience) don’t really give a crap about people. They are mostly woke-types, who thrive on pretending to be all about empathy but actually they are control freaks, narcissists and manipulators.

            In lots of the nonprofits, men run them and call the shots and get all the glory while women do all the work (esp. in animal rescue).

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 7:20 pm #

            ” In time of crisis, during floods, earthquakes, epidemics, depressions and wars, separate individual effort is of no avail, … ”

            “” In time of crisis, during floods, earthquakes, epidemics, depressions and wars, separate individual effort is of no avail, … ”

            That seems to confirm the original statement.

            “At Church I seem to constantly run into the problem that people just don’t get that you can’t fire a volunteer / that giving orders to a volunteer is ludicrous.”

            Yeah, so . . . .”
            ” In time of crisis, during floods, earthquakes, epidemics, depressions and wars, separate individual effort is of no avail, … ”

            You seem to agree with yourself, so that’s something . . . But what does “firing volunteers” have to do with anything?

            How does this comment about firing volunteers relate to the prev. two items?

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 7:25 pm #

            Meant to post you second comment:

            “Charity groups , 501 nameless , anonymous , volunteers are the folks who got shit done. ”

            Maybe by “volunteers” you mean individuals who do things individually.

            My experience is that volunteers working together get more done than a bunch of volunteers all working alone. Morale is higher when a lot of people pitch in.

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 7:44 pm #

            “One of the biggest mistakes and misconceptions by people who run nonprofits is that they can treat a volunteer like a paid employee. Um… nope.”

            Not quite the same issue, but a really obnoxious thing concerning treatment of volunteers has occurred in many US museums lately, including some very high=profile ones:

            Volunteers, mostly middle-class women, who have volunteered as docents in museums for decades and also gone through lengthy training and education to be well qualified to interpret collections to the general public, different specific visitor groups, and to schoolchildren and students, have been unceremoniously told to get lost.

            Their work has been converted into paid positions for diversity hires, and many director positions of docent programs have also been taken over by diversity hires.

            As volunteers they are considered to have zero seniority and can just leave quietly! Many of these older, experienced volunteers, who worked for free for years, have been told they might be kept on if they go through a whole new series of training modules focusing on eradicating Wrong-Think from their understanding of the collections. But, not being stupid, longtime volunteer docents already understand the many ways that collections can be interpreted.

            This is pretty much off-topic here, but the disrespectful treatment of longtime volunteers is a trigger for me! A friend of mine here who took her work at the museum seriously was dished out this disrespectful treatment. I omit further local details.

            Anyone who is interested in this topic can read more here:


          • Paula D April 16, 2023 at 1:47 pm #

            That was not the only reason she killed herself, but as I remember the story, one of her friends had a kid that needed surgery, so she made up some baskets and put them in the waiting room as a fund-raiser.

            The veterinarian that ran the place got mad, because she thought that the only fund-raising should be for the shelter, so she fired her.
            And my friend had thought that she and the vet were friends.

            So, on top of other issues, it pushed her over the edge.

  52. KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 8:57 pm #

    ” Dismantling the Soviet Union was a ”favor” to the Russians?! ”

    — Paula D

    I’m not an Atheist or a Communist , so why do I defend East Germany ?

    When it comes to brief explainations , the movies usually do that better than anyone , so I’ll qoute the movie , TransSiberian ;

    ” We used to live in the darkness , now we die in the light. “

    • Islander April 14, 2023 at 9:07 pm #

      Nu, die Ostdeutschen sind nicht Russen.

      Putin has stated more than once that maintaining the USSR was NOT good for the Russians.

      By which I assume he meant Russians, not non-Russian Soviet citizens.

      • KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 9:21 pm #

        Believe it or not I’m something of a fan of Putin .

        — But I don’t lose sight of the fact that he was a KGB Colonel , and a 30 year career man.

        Whatever he says now , certainly he went along then.

        • Islander April 15, 2023 at 7:48 pm #

          So, he shouldn’t have had a career?

          I have never heard that freelancing or being an independent contractor was an option for Soviet citizens.

          Putin was called to serve his country, and he has done so, in both of his country’s recent iterations.

      • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:10 pm #

        Putin has managed to do some damage control on what happened in the 90s, and the lot of the average Russian has improved since the 90s, that is true. Props to him for that.

        But I don’t take his opinion on the destruction of the USSR over the majority of Russians, who have indicated they thought they were better off back then.

        A referendum in early 1991 showed that 71% of Russians wanted to keep the union. Yeltsin and the other traitors dissolved it anyway.

        Polls since then, even 2 generations later, show that a lot of Russians still miss the old days.

        • Islander April 15, 2023 at 7:53 pm #

          referendum 1991: What kind of referendum? Held by whom? Where?

          “Polls since then, even 2 generations later, show that a lot of Russians still miss the old days.”

          Same questions.

          A generation is ca 25 – 30 years. It has taken a generation for the country to get back on its feet after the disaster of the 1990s.

          That it has is largely thanks to Putin.

          • Paula D April 16, 2023 at 2:15 pm #


            You can look up the polls yourself.

  53. Pucker April 14, 2023 at 9:01 pm #

    Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine…Affirmative Action….

    “ The frustrated are also likely to be the most steadfast followers. It is remarkable, that, in a co-operative effort, the least self-reliant are the least likely to be discouraged by defeat. For they join others in a common undertaking not so much to ensure the success of a cherished project as to avoid an individual shouldering of blame in case of failure. When the common undertaking fails, they are still spared the one thing they fear most, namely, the showing up of their individual shortcomings. Their faith remains unimpaired and they are eager to follow in a new attempt.”

    Eric Hoffer, “The True Believer”

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  54. KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 9:12 pm #

    ” Economic prosperity? Did you even live here? ”

    The difference between the 1980’s and today is that in the 1980’s some people did really , really well.

    Enough people.

    And enough , is enough.

    For example , no , the United States has never had a state – controlled media , and doesn’t have a state – controlled media even now.

    The trick was the United States always had just enough people who were doing really well , who subsequently then would all voluntarily sign up to mouth the same narrative.

    So a very different process , but the OUTCOME is the SAME .

    Today , though , things really are falling apart , the magic number of bleeting sheep chanting , ” Four legs good , two legs better ! ” isn’t being arrived at.

    Increasingly , there are NOT ENOUGH people doing really well to paper over the reality.

    They claimed the economy was wonderful in 1985 , just like they claim the economy is wonderful now.

    Then they could pass that off even though it wasn’t really true.

    Now the reality is a bit too obvious and too grim.

    In my opinion things aren’t really significantly different .

    The propaganda was just more effective and more belieavable then.

    • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:16 pm #

      Back then we only had the topdown media. Yes, they told us that everything was going great and that We All Love Reagan.

      In my lived experience, (as the kids say nowadays), things were not going great and everyone I knew hated Reagan with a passion.
      I think that the media did know that, because they called him the Teflon President, acknowledging that they were not allowed to tell the truth about him in the msm.

      Now our rulers openly pine for the days when they could just beam their propaganda into each individual house or car, and the recipient had no way of checking it for accuracy, or knowing if anyone else but them wasn’t falling for the bullshit.
      Now we have the internet and we can instantly fact check and bullshit check with each other.

      Our overlords hate that. Hence the censorship, and soon, the RESTRICT Act.

      They WILL put a stop to our talking among ourselves.

  55. Pucker April 14, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

    Whatever happened to the Gender Studies Masters Degree Program at Kabul University in Afghanistan?

    Did the program go “Online”?

    The Americans live their “Queers” and their Technology….

    Things will get really “Freakie Deaky” when They perfect the AI….

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    • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:17 pm #

      Are you joking or was there really such a thing?

      It’s so hard to tell nowadays.

  56. Islander April 14, 2023 at 9:23 pm #

    Re the source of leaks, Moon of Alabama summarizes:

    “My hunch:

    The ‘leaks’ come from some high position in the ‘intelligence community’, likely the CIA or DNI. The young airman who was arrested yesterday was somehow used to publish them. The original leak source then contacted the British partner services to launch the ‘hunt’. Their subsidiary Bellingcat was used to publish the results.

    The purpose of the leaks was two fold:

    With the Ukraine slides published the Biden administration, which has no idea how to continue or shut down the war in Ukraine it had initiated, would have to admit that the war there is lost and that Ukraine must surrender.
    The second aim is to push for more surveillance, i.e. more jobs for the ‘intelligence community’.

    So far that scheme has worked well.”

    • Islander April 14, 2023 at 9:26 pm #

      interesting comments at MoA—here is one:

      “Posted by: Old Microbiologist | Apr 14 2023 7:50 utc | 282 :
      “Just my 2 cents with 40 years in the Army and access to this kind of stuff. This is a sophisticated PSYOP with several clever goals. If we assume it is a US operation the best way to analyze this is to see what the goals might be. First, it is obvious this is the beginning of being able to walk away from US involvement in Ukraine. The second is to sow distrust among both enemies and allies. As always it is the regime of chaos. The third is to support the REACT Bill to clamp down on online communications and close the gap with less obvious targets like Redditt and Discord. All must be censored and monitored completely. This will likely cause a kneejerk reaction and a Patriot Act version 2 with further erosions of Constitutional Rights. The latter is important as unrest is growing in the US and is reaching a boiling point. The next election is going to be the most chaotic in history and a lot is happening so more obfuscation is required.

      Add in the very careful design of the leaker being a young white male, right-wing, Christian, gun-loving, anti-semitic and anti-Black (I will assume LGBTQ+ will crop up soon). It is a trifecta.”

      of course the additional obsession with russia before the fact – that always makes sense from usa foreign policy objectives – more money for the military and etc. etc… “

      • K-Chien April 15, 2023 at 3:15 am #

        Good call. MOA must he hopping over this.

  57. KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 9:31 pm #

    ” Nothing happens in politics without it first having been thought out and extensively planned. ”

    True , but planning isn’t always even sane , much less practical , or any of that good shit.

    The leaders aren’t always genuises who walk on water and have magic powers.

    World War I was certainly meticulously planned out beforehand by the British , French , and Germans.

    But , in my opinion , all their plans were self – destructive and self – defeating.

    That’s puting it in polite terms.

    In not so polite terms only Austria – Hungary acted as if it had even a lick of sense.

    Everyone else behaved like the Czar ; A moron and perhaps bat shit crazy too .

  58. MaryQueen April 14, 2023 at 9:33 pm #

    Manchin said the US is at war with Russia, during his trip to see Zelensky.

    Has someone else mentioned this?

  59. KesaAnna April 14, 2023 at 10:08 pm #

    ” Perhaps you might consider distinguishing between our Corporate State enemies and fallible good people who may occasionally labor under an honest misapprehension. ”

    — Zoltar

    Too much trouble I think.

    Instead I just assume that talking a much , much better game than one is actually playing is as common as Coca Cola.

    For example , in my 57 years I HAVE met a saint or two , met a person or two who actually exercised their free speech rights.

    Funny thing is , though , every single one of them fell into one of three catagories —

    — They are dead.

    — Last I heard they were living under a bridge.

    — Last I heard they were in prison.

    Graveyards , underpasses , and prison blocks have internet access ?

    Lol , I have my doubts there.

    • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2023 at 10:51 pm #

      There was an admitted ‘homeless’ woman last year who had a community garden plot alongside mine and as I offered her a very big zuccini, or something like that, she told me she wanted a treehouse.

      Can do.

      If you had a good concrete drill and drill bit, some midnight time and a few good pallets, you could drill into the underside of a bridge/overpass a few bolts that could suspend a pretty good and cozy tiny home until the cops came.

  60. jim e April 14, 2023 at 10:34 pm #

    “as the first-ever academic strike on all three campuses of Rutgers University dragged into its fifth day Friday”

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    • Disaffected April 15, 2023 at 9:47 am #

      Trouble in Q. Land.

  61. The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2023 at 10:35 pm #

    Proxy Moxy


    …you have to wonder how Jack got his mitts on all that…” ~ JHK

    It’s the mitts– proxy, you understand, so not directly with the hands.


    He writes, The Leak Was the Op…

    …Larry Johnson says the leak was done for a specific purpose, namely to shove “Joe Biden” out of the White House.” ~ JHK

    Limited Hangout

    “Intentionally tell a juicy part of the truth of your secret so people are too misdirected and to distracted to investigate the full truth.

    NIXON: You think, you think we want to, want to go this route now? And the — let it hang out, so to speak?

    DEAN: Well, it’s, it isn’t really that —

    HALDEMAN: It’s a limited hangout.

    DEAN: It’s a limited hangout.

    EHRLICHMAN: It’s a modified limited hangout.

    NIXON: Well, it’s only the questions of the thing hanging out publicly or privately.”

    ~ Urban Dictionary

    “According to Victor Marchetti… a limited hangout is ‘spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.’ ” ~ Wikipedia


    “This is not civil war. This is something else. But what?” ~ JHK

    A proxy civil war?


    “…The map is a simulacrum that, as a model, loses all reference to reality… reality exists only as rotting shreds that are attached to the map, and this is the state of our age according to Baudrillard; that the model, itself, has primacy for us; the real has become irrelevant…” ~ Frances Flannery-Dailey


    “Where is all this going? …disorder is the order of the day…” ~ JHK


    Thin Strips Of You, by Vim!

    youtu . be/3aNFjoae-6w

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 9:58 am #

      A Color Revolution (as opposed to a civil war)? But then I do believe that the goal of a color revolution is the breakdown and weakening of society, which often results in civil war.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 11:51 am #

        The trans aren’t even trans. The women aren’t women and the men aren’t men. They are proxy-ish.

        The American president doesn’t appear to be running things. He looks almost like a cardboard cutout.

        The kid may not have leaked the info even though it appears he did.

        Swapout stuff like that, and things behind corners, in the shadows or wrapped in sub-layers. Illusions made for real.

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 12:01 pm #

          …So people against people as redefined people and/or at their ‘engineered fault-lines of difference’. Civil war as an engineered ‘war-map’ for people to pursue… Conducted more through pose, prose, tokens and/or symbolism, like online text, media channels and ‘Trumped up’ charges.

        • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 12:15 pm #

          Oh most definitely!

          There really is no such thing as trans.

          There are only delusions that people are buying into. Who has created those delusions? I think that’s fairly obvious.

      • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

        If you scratch a dog, they think they are scratching themselves so they start scratching themselves.

        If you stage a rebellion, the same thing happens.

    • Anthea April 15, 2023 at 10:41 am #

      @ The Man They Call Zazelle:

      “…The map is a simulacrum that, as a model, loses all reference to reality… reality exists only as rotting shreds that are attached to the map, and this is the state of our age according to Baudrillard; that the model, itself, has primacy for us; the real has become irrelevant…”

      That’s pretty profound. It covers a lot more territory than you would think at first.

      Have there ever been a people anywhere on earth who didn’t live within a mental/emotional construct that was at a considerable variance with reality? I think many people live in an actual hologram, in relation to physical reality. Food comes from the grocery store and water comes from the faucet, and the place where I live is there because it’s there.

      • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 1:36 pm #

        Last week you said, I know very few women who have divorced their husbands.

        The other day you said, the only thing I and the other women who divorced their husband ever got was inadequate child support.

        Which is it? Both? It can’t be. Neither? Then you were lying. It was the latter, right? Truth is just what a woman feels at that moment, or what she wants or wants to project. The real Truth is often very hard for her to admit and/or of little interest to her.

        • Anthea April 15, 2023 at 3:55 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          Um…. I never said that. I know many women who have divorced their husbands.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 6:47 pm #

            I’ve never seen you say that either, almost the opposite, actually. Jar needs to take better notes.

            Hahahahaha, what am I saying? He just makes shit up, he doesn’t need notes for that.

    • SpeedyBB April 15, 2023 at 4:08 pm #

      That musical hit is a sweety, Za. Thanks for the pointer.

  62. jim e April 14, 2023 at 10:38 pm #

    And Congrats Quinnipiac!

    • jim e April 14, 2023 at 10:54 pm #

      I don’t play watersports…

  63. The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2023 at 10:42 pm #

    Civil Warp

    “I’m hoping that y’all get the semantics hammered out here over the term, ‘civil war’ so the rest of us can get to sleep tonight.” ~ toktomi April 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm

  64. Fubar April 14, 2023 at 11:09 pm #

    I heard there was a leak of CIA documents and they’re blaming the Russians.

    I conclude it’s an onside job.

    Then I hear the “Russians” snagged the super secret documents, modified them, and then publicized them.

    That doesn’t make ANY sense. I double down on my assumption that it’s an inside job.

    Next I hear a 21 year old military guy did this.

    This is still an inside job and some low level 21 year old military guy is the patsy. It’s an inside job and they’re weaving the expected web of lies and obfuscations to hide the real source and purpose.

    I’m now assuming the super secret documents might have been made specifically to be made public to serve some unknown purpose. That would not even be close to unusual today – it has happened at the highest levels with HRC and her dossier. There are way too many people that need to be embarrassed. Artificially if necessary.

    The easiest way to keep a grasp on reality these days is to disbelieve everything you hear until you see and touch the verifiable proof. I am not exaggerating for effect.

    • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 9:57 am #

      I go further and just assume everything fed to us by the mainstream media via their deep state directors is inversion, outright bullshit, or projection.

      In any case, all lies.

      • D from OR April 15, 2023 at 12:51 pm #

        I agree. No need to dissect the event as it is simply a fake. The only thing worthwhile is to note how preposterous the lie is.

        • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:22 pm #

          The most worthwhile to focus on is what is the plan.

          Why are they telling us this story and what are they telling us needs to be done about it.

  65. The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2023 at 11:10 pm #



    Many people’s thinking is permeated by state perspectives. One manifestation of this is the unstated identification of states or governments with the people in a country which is embodied in the words ‘we’ or ‘us’. ‘We must negotiate sound disarmament treaties.’ ‘We must renounce first use of nuclear weapons.’ Those who make such statements implicitly identify with the state or government in question. It is important to avoid this identification, and to carefully distinguish states from people…” ~ Brian Martin, ‘Uprooting War’


    “I guess our cyber-security isn’t what it’s cracked up to be. But then, neither is our war effort in Ukraine. Yes, our war effort. We own this war… We started it (in 2014, when we began the preps there), we goaded the Russians into it in bad faith, and now we’re losing it…

    …Sowing disorder is what we do, usually with very bloody consequences plus a bad outcome. Except for our stunning victory in the Caribbean island nation of Grenada, 1983, this has been our country’s practice in recent decades…

    …Yes, our Deep State is at it again…” ~ JHK

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    • Fubar April 14, 2023 at 11:31 pm #

      Our best chance of success is when we have 8 billion sovereign individuals on the planet.

      States are the cause of all wars.

      Assigning your responsibilities away to any single individual is an invitation to your “representative” to commit atrocities against your neighbour on your behalf, or to have your neighbour’s “representative” commit atrocities against you on their behalf. It’s the reasoning behind all wars.

      Individual sovereignty is the only chance for long term peace for humanity.

      • The Man They Call Zazelle April 14, 2023 at 11:57 pm #

        Freeing the Sovereign

        It’s this sort– and there are many– of ideological conscription that leads to cannon-fodder and dead civilians that have nothing to do with wars, States or their governments.


        Sovereign Raiders

        youtu . be/xYzvojrTdmg

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 12:00 am #


          their governments should read…

          ‘their’ governments.


          …My ‘conscription’ was a typo, but it’s a good metaphor for how easy it is to become entrapped…

          It’s a constant battle to free the tentacles that keep trying…

          • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2023 at 1:30 am #

            Zaz, I looked into Anarchism a little, at your suggestion. What really stood out was 50 years of terror in the USA, Europe & Russia, 1870-1920 ~ with numerous assasinations of Kings, Princes, Czars, Prime Ministers & Presidents (at least a dozen or so) ending with a bomb tossed into Haymarket Square in Chicago that killed 7 policemen & another bomb set off on Wall Street in 1920 that killed 45 people. Those apparently were the halcyon days of the Anarchy Movement, characterized by bloodshed & murder, with not much accomplished. Is this the philosophy you espouse?

          • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2023 at 1:55 am #

            Kind of reminds one of the Sovereign Citizens movement now, except that Anarchists were far more intellectual, and more violent, than the sovereign citizens of today. But the same reluctance to yield to any sort of State Authority, cultural norms, or legal requirements remain.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 2:03 am #

            I really wish people would not keep using dubious relatively recent historical examples of the violent State versus violent anarchists and whatnot…

            What I end up saying, and I’ll say it again here, is that we grew up as a species in relative anarchy, in the form of bands, tribes and small villages.

            IOW, we are small band/tribal creatures and have been this way for aeons. That’s our fundamental wiring. By contrast, the large or larger-scale coercive State has been around for how long?

            Lastly, and this is a very important point as well, if we cannot somehow incorporate relative anarchy in our more complex social systems like the State, then they are perpetually doomed to fail precisely because they have not had that incorporated.

            …And then, once they fail, we are back again anyway to relative anarchy.

            So, and as I’ve also said before, I will get my anarchy eventually either way. It’s just a matter of time.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 2:34 am #

            What’s Easier; Creating A Relatively-Equitable Complex Society That Lasts, Or Sending A Small Group Of People To Live On Mars?


            Kind of reminds one of the Sovereign Citizens movement now, except that Anarchists were far more intellectual, and more violent, than the sovereign citizens of today.” ~ BackRowHeckler


            While I’m not familiar with that movement (yet, although I’ve heard of it), there are those like myself who, let’s say, suspect, that a new, or many new relatively-anarchic societies can be forged relatively peacefully in parallel to the current State setup…

            The idea is, or ideas are, along the lines of these quotes:


            “Lastly, Gandhi developed the concept of nonviolent revolution, to be seen not as a programme for the seizure of power, but as a programme for transforming relationships. The concept sits neatly with the observation of the German anarchist, Gustav Landauer (1870-1919): ‘The state is a condition, a certain relationship between beings, a mode of behaviour; we destroy it by contracting other relationships, by behaving differently.

            In its first decade several themes, theories, actions, all distinctly libertarian, began to come to the fore and were given intellectual expression by the American anarcho-pacifist, Paul Goodman (1911-72) (36): anti-militarism, the rediscovery of community, community action, radical decentralism, participatory democracy, the organisation of the poor and oppressed inter-racially, and the building of counter-culture and counter-institutions (such as new co-ops, collectives and communes).” ~ Geoffrey Ostergaard, ‘Resisting The Nation State’

            Most nations in the United Nations repress a majority of peoples on earth. Talking with Thomas Banyaca, a Hopi messenger of his people, it became clear to me that we need a new concept of ‘nation’… We start by defining a nation as a people subscribing to a common ethic, and aspiring to a similar culture. Such nations may not have a common land base, or language, but do have a common ethic

            …At present, many thousands of organisations, affinities, tribes, bioregions, and spiritual and non-government organisations aspire to such beneficial ends; in every continent, a majority of people– the ethical majority— want peace; a clean and forested earth; a cessation to torture, malnutrition, and oppression; and a right to work towards these ends. It would take very little additional organisation for these groups to meet together, count their numbers, and recognise each other’s rights. There are, for instance, far less paid-up or active members of political parties or oppressive societies now than there are organic gardeners whose life works seek peace and plenty. As groups discuss, and accept, the minimal ethic… they can quickly proceed to recognise each other…” ~ Bill Mollison

            “We announce the birth of a conceptual country, NewTopia, citizenship of the country can be obtained by declaration of your awareness of Newtopia. Newtopia has no land, no boundries, no passports, only people. Newtopia has no laws other than cosmic. All people of Newtopia are ambassadors of the country.” ~ John Lennon, from the film, ‘The US vs John Lennon’

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 2:44 am #

            Incidentally, if the word, anarchy, frightens you or somehow turns you off (maybe thanks in part to the State and their media apparatus consistently bashing it for obvious reasons to some of us), then consider swapping something like, ‘peacefully equitable‘ in place of it.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 9:56 am #

            A question for you, Zazelle:

            The self-styled Antifa movement in the US calls themselves anarchists. But they work as brownshirts for the government, paid by Soros. How is this anarchy?

            So, in your opinion, are they actual anarchists, or are they astroturf bullshit calling themselves anarchists, or is there something else there I’m not aware of?

            Keep in mind, their purpose seems to be working for the deep state to terrorize citizens and burn down small businesses in the cities that they want to turn into Green New Deal utopias (e.g., 15 min cities, etc.).

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 11:15 am #

            To be brief for now, MaryQueen, I’ll look into antifa and let you know what I think as soon as I can. Maybe later this week. Tentatively, from what I’ve heard, they look dubious as real anarchists, but at the same time, it could just be that the powers that be and/or whoever else are trying to give them a bad name.

          • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2023 at 11:31 am #

            Hey Zaz the word Anarchism doesn’t frighten me in the least. Last week you posted about police violence; I found it interesting you failed to mention violent acts perpetrated by Anarchists, which were legion.

            And I’ll take Antifa’s word that indeed they are modern day Anarchists, picking up where the earlier generations left off ~ the same firebombing, urban terror, and assaults on the rule of law, which is the basis for any Democracy.

          • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2023 at 11:59 am #

            I did ask you to name any major countries or civilizations that have been successfully run on Anarchistic Principles; you didn’t list any. It seems like Anarchism is more of a word game than anything practical, and when it does intrude in the real world of people and things it’s always to blow sh#t up or kill class enemies. Then again, having majored in beer & coeds at State U on the GI Bill, maybe I’m just too dumb to figure it out.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 12:25 pm #

            BackRowHeckler, I’m unsure who you refer to are anarchists, at least by my understanding and/or just because they might call themselves that, but we’d have to hash out a few things like violence by going down a rabbit hole or two. So I’ll have to get back to you later if you’re game.

          • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 12:36 pm #

            I did ask you to name any major countries or civilizations that have been successfully run on Anarchistic Principles; you didn’t list any.” ~ BackRowHeckler


            Unsure when you asked me or what I said, but as you can likely appreciate, this sort of thing is not so simple as responding to a question like that with a neat little list or its absence thereof.

            For one, there appears a main paradox and that is that the more complex a society, the less equity is possible.

            So right there, that, alone, would seem to nix the possibility of a complex society being at least more collapse-resistant if we assume that equity largely helps in this regard.

            But as I’ve said above, if we can’t figure out ways around that– you know, like a technical problem like going to Mars– we’ll get anarchy as simplicity, and that’s through yet another decline and/or collapse.

            I mean, how many civilizations have collapsed in our history as a species?

            I’m constrained for time but may be back later to elaborate or for any afterthoughts.

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 8:29 pm #


            ” By contrast, the large or larger-scale coercive State has been around for how long?”

            According to Lewis Mumford, in The Myth of the Machine, the first “machines” were made up of moving parts that were humans.
            “Mumford dates the emergence of the “Machine” from the pyramid age (primarily with reference to Egypt, but also acknowledging other ancient cultures in that era which produced massive and precisely engineered structures). Mumford draws an homology between this social structure and physical tools like the wheel, not only in their productive function but also in their physical power: “By operating as a single mechanical unit of specialized, subdivided, interlocking parts, the 100,000 men who worked on that pyramid could generate ten thousand horsepower”.[4] He uses the term ‘Megamachine’ to describe the social and bureaucratic structure that enabled a ruler to coordinate a huge workforce to undertake such vast and complex projects. Where the projects were public works such as irrigation systems and canals or the construction of cities, Mumford referred to the “labour machine”, and where they involved conquest he used the expression “military machine”. The term “Megamachine” connoted the social structure in its entirety. . . . ”

            Mumford has lots more of interest to say about . . . a lot of relevant topics.


        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 3:02 am #

          Elaboration for clarification:


          This passage;

          “…and dead civilians that have nothing to do with wars, States or their governments.”

          … is intended to mean that the ‘civilians’ who get killed often just wanted to live their lives in peace and couldn’t be bothered, or didn’t want to be bothered, with/by governments and their propaganda, coercion and wars, etc..
          As such, and as well, they can’t be bothered to vote for them either. For some, a non-vote is a vote against government.

    • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:30 pm #

      We do have a government and we do have rulers.

      It is important to study what they do, and to oppose it when they do wrong.

      The problem comes when people identify with their ruling overlords and think it makes them “patriotic”.

      So they support Color Revolutions and coups and invasions and terror death squads and wars, because “we” can’t let them live like that, our owners don’t approve.

      Henry Kissinger, after the people of Chile elected Allende:
      “I don’t see why we have to stand by and watch a country go Communist because of the irresponsibility of its own people,”

      I can guarantee you that there are commenters here who see nothing wrong with that statement, or with the coup or with the terror regime released afterwards.

      By the way, I have a Chilean friend who told me that the way they rounded up the Wrong Thinkers was to institute an Identity Card, and announce that everyone had to go to stadiums to get their cards.

      Then they just picked up the ones they wanted and tortured and murdered them.
      Think about that when they tell you you need your new biometric ID card.

      • Anthea April 16, 2023 at 6:54 am #

        @ Paula:

        I think that much of the problem is, as you said, that, “people identify with their ruling overlords and think it makes them ‘patriotic’.” It also makes them feel powerful to identify with the rulers and with the rich and famous. A lot of people live their lives vicariously this way, by identifying with “idols” in the media and have imaginary lives in which they are Kim Kardashian or are being interviewed on TV news–or that they are going off to Bali with Julia Roberts. These fantasies can occupy large spaces in people’s minds.

        But–at least equally importantly–at least half of the people in this country are “on the payroll,” one way or another. The goverment is literally supporting them. Most of the proponents of “forever wars” work for the MIC–and live in communities where everybody works for the MIC, even if it’s just down at the factory where they make arms and ammunition. And the guys who own the hardware store or the car dealership know that, without local MIC employment, sales would be very poor.

        The US has been inching its way towards Communist-level government employment for a very long time. E.g., read Mark Twain’s “The Gilded Age.” (Twain also recounts, elsewhere, how he overheard a couple of guys talking about how to sell cottonseed oil that was labelled olive oil. They’ve been adulterating the food supply going back to the 1800s.)

  66. Pucker April 15, 2023 at 4:55 am #

    Disorder is the Order of the Day

    JHK: “I refer to the Democratic Party as the Party of Chaos.”

    “All mass movements avail themselves of action as a means of unification. The conflicts a mass movement seeks and incites serve not only to down its enemies but also to strip its followers of their distinct individuality and render them more soluble in the collective medium. Clearing of land, building of cities, exploration and large-scale industrial undertakings serve a similar purpose. Even mere marching can serve as a unifier. The Nazis made vast use of this preposterous variant of action. Hermann Rauschning, who at first thought this eternal marching a senseless waste of time and energy, recognized later its subtle effect. “Marching diverts men’s thoughts. Marching kills thought. Marching makes an end of individuality.”48 A mass movement’s call for action evokes an eager response in the frustrated. For the frustrated see in action a cure for all that ails them. It brings self-forgetting and it gives them a sense of purpose and worth.”

    Erich Hoffer, “The True Believer”

    • Pucker April 15, 2023 at 4:56 am #

      The Chaos and the Coercion are Mind Control techniques, according to Eric Hoffer.

    • Cleo Torres April 15, 2023 at 10:37 am #

      The entire American military apparatus is a mind-control technique. Explains why it is a top destination for the weak-minded.

      The only thing they have been successful at is marching this country off a cliff. The grunts explains it as thus: “the politicians lose the wars” never *thinking* about how they are following them.

    • K-Chien April 15, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      I could never get the marching right. I could never blend in. It almost got me bounced out of boot camp. If I could have my past over again I would have let it bounce me.

      Hoffer received widespread acclaim but his academic analysis has caused the fur to rise along the backs of many a scholars.

      So what came first, A mass movement or the inherent weakness to slide into absolutism and dogma because some people have sponges for brains.

      The common tendency in our modern world to assume apps have godlike powers is perhaps lessening the draw of the extreme. The new mass movement is society itself, with all the tools of digital enslavement assholes laid on us to make their piles of money.

      • K-Chien April 15, 2023 at 1:44 pm #

        scholar not scholars

  67. Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 5:32 am #

    “Former MEP Godfrey Bloom dropping Monster ??? ???? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ? “None of the other EU Members could show me ANY correlation between Man Made Carbon Dioxide and the Weather because it’s Nonsense”?”



  68. Night Owl April 15, 2023 at 7:30 am #

    “Just a few items confirmed by the leaked [Ukraine] docs:

    – Zelensky ordering attacks inside Russia
    – Presence of US/NATO special forces in Ukraine
    – US spying on top Ukraine officials
    – Ukraine attacking Belarus

    But everyone’s ENRAGED the government is no longer concealing these things”


    • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 10:05 am #

      The PTB have gotten the populace well-trained in shooting the messenger, haven’t they?

      And the scapegoats they select as whistleblowers are getting more and more unbelievable and pathetic.

      • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2023 at 11:23 am #

        That’s an excellent point, Mary. The big story the past few days has been all about the patsy that leaked the intel, almost nothing about what those leaked documents actually revealed.

        • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 12:18 pm #

          People don’t look at the message any more – they prejudge the messenger.

          Is it a wokie? Is it a white dude who is conservative?

          If the former, you can listen to the message. If the latter, close up those ears.

          • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 12:56 pm #

            That’s so true. Everyone does it. If they don’t like what you’re telling them, they fault the source as a ‘right wing’ media outlet or whatever.

            A hit-piece in the Graun about Andrew Bridgen started by putting his photo next to that of Andrew Tate and treating them as a pair (a tactic I told the author – Gaby Hinsliffe – wasn’t even worthy of a Guardian hack).

            Then there was a load of irrelevant stuff about something stupid in his past, followed by how we couldn’t shut him up but we could deny him a platform (cue praise for the coming Online Safety Bill).

            Not a word about what he actually said or that it was based on the government’s own figures and insurance industry figures.

          • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 6:58 pm #

            That’s it, GA! That’s how they do it. Condemnation by association.

            I am enjoying watching some conservative folks who go speak at college campuses shut down the transgenders who are stupid enough to debate them in the Q&A.

            The trans never watch the actual speaker’s show before they present their question. They all assume that conservatives (like Matt Walsh and Michael Knowles) are ignorant propaganda-spewers because that’s what they are told in the silos of cult-think they never venture out of. They seem to believe because they attend college, they can win any debate. Sadly, the current education indoctrinates them into being reactionary victims and not how to debate.

            So in every case I’ve seen, the trans is humiliated and walks away in shame after presenting what they thought was a brilliant point (it’s extra pathetic that these points are ones I’ve laughed about for years, such as the intersex argument, the “two spirit” argument, etc.).

            Walsh and Knowles just calmly destroy them with reason, because there is no way you can logically support the trans’ platform or agenda, because it’s insane.

            So, all the trans are left with is attacking the messenger. Turns out they also vastly underestimate them. Again, everyone is stupid but the trans… they’re in COLLEGE after all!

        • The Man They Call Zazelle April 15, 2023 at 12:38 pm #

          Agreed, good point.

        • K-Chien April 15, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

          The swat team arrest is on the news more than the documents themselves. The guy was in the Reserve. All they had to do was call him in and have him report to his CO. Instead they had to use a vehicle that will probably be sent to Ukraine next week.

          Now the poor SOB is going to get hormones in his food. In a few months the dude is going to want a sex change.

          Don’t say it has never happened before. You know it has.

        • K-Chien April 15, 2023 at 1:55 pm #

          I think Jareck and I should bust the fool out.

          • Disaffected April 15, 2023 at 2:03 pm #

            Now that’s a team I want to see in action! Jaros and the Dog. I can see movie potential there if it goes well.

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 2:08 pm #

            I’d be the brawn and most of the brains. He’s be the nerd or human computer.

            In Dune, the “mentat” is not only a computer, but also a learned and wise man in the traditional sense.

            Anglin says prisoners in the future may be trannified against their will.

          • BackRowHeckler April 15, 2023 at 5:05 pm #

            I disagree, Jarek. K-Dog is as smart as you, and very proficient in a technical sense.

          • Blackbird April 15, 2023 at 8:24 pm #

            When I think of Jaros and K-Dog teaming up, I can’t help but think of the Harlan Ellison story A Boy and His Dog (later a movie starring Don Johnson and… a dog).

            I like it. It should be a new “reality” show.

          • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 11:01 pm #

            I said he was smart. He just can’t do the soft sciences, the humanities. He’s too much of a ponytail boomer nerd.

            He still thinks the Vax was fine and that South Africa is too.

  69. mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 10:38 am #

    So i wanted to share something today related to living with the vaxxines. My sample size is one, my husband. But this is the information I have.

    For those not killed by vaxx and not permanently disabled by it, they may be living in fear or they may be living in complete ignorance of the risks. How does one check on the impact the vaxx is having on the body?

    I know of two tests that a person can take to check on the affects of the vaxxine. If anyone knows of others, please share. The two I want to talk about are the d-dimer test and the troponin test. Both are performed on drawn blood.

    A d-dimer test measures the level of d-dimer in your blood. These are the protein fragments that are created when a blood clot dissolves. I believe it is measured in fibrinogen equivalent units (FEU). If it is higher than normal, it suggests you might have a blood clot or blood clotting problems. A normal D-dimer level usually shows that a clotting problem is unlikely. The D-dimer test is usually used with other blood tests and imaging scans.

    A troponin test measures the level of troponin in your blood. Troponin is a type of protein found in the muscles of your heart. Troponin isn’t normally found in the blood. When heart muscles become damaged, troponin is sent into the bloodstream. As heart damage increases, greater amounts of troponin are released in the blood.

    Both tests came back normal, which is great since my husband will not pursue taking anything to combat the spike proteins in his body.

    His experience at the doctor’s office sounded interesting. Of course, I was the instigator of all this. The physician’s assistant that he sees every year has never in her entire career ordered these tests. So my husband explained my rationale. Because he has had two cardiologists for years (one is a plumber the other an electrician) the physician’s assistant was game to place the order and see what the people at the lab said. I like her! So my husband walked downstairs to the lab and put the order in. They thought it was totally weird too. And one of the codes was wrong, so they had to look it up to correct it. No one knew the code because these tests are virtually never ordered. I don’t know if the lab had to call our insurance. But they did run both tests and we got good results.

    I’d like him to have the tests redone in a year to see if there is any change/ lowering of his levels over time. He is not getting any more of the vaxxines and it would be interesting to see if his numbers go down.

    Anyone else have any experience with these or other tests? Any experience with protocols to reduce the spike proteins?

    • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 12:50 pm #

      You’re lucky you can get the tests, mrs_saj.

      The downside of an NHS that gives you free healthcare (more or less) is that everything is regulated. I mentioned D-dimer tests to my GP around July 21, when I was fretting about what I’d found out about the jabs (after taking two), and they just said ‘we wouldn’t do that’. D-dimer tests are something you’d have done in hospital after a thrombosis, but a GP would never order them.

      They did offer me platelet and coagulation tests, which came back normal – no idea whether that’s helpful of not.

      I thought you had to have the D-dimer tests within a week or so of the jabs, though, but I may have misunderstood. I’d never heard of D-dimer tests until listening to Dr Charles Hoffe in Canada (they GP who tested all his jabbed patients and found 62% of them had elevated D-dimer).

      • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 2:24 pm #

        Green Alba,
        July 2021 is also when I knew what the jabs were. My husband had taken the shots in April. I think there was al ot of info coming out during those months and in between.

        We are lucky I’d have had him take the tests sooner if I knew exactly what tests. I told him last October, but he did not schedule his annual physical until now.

        I do the best I can.

        I wish I knew how expensive the tests were, for I would tell you. Some bloodwork is outrageous and some is more modest. Of course medical billing paperwork is purposefully muddled, so you no one can understand it.

    • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 1:34 pm #

      We did D-dimer and troponin tests all the time. The D-dimer was in a blue tube and had to go to the lab on ice, so I’m guessing that it is unstable.

      I do know that troponin goes down pretty quickly. Your body takes care of it.

      So yeah, both would be time sensitive and I highly doubt that tests after 2 years would show anything.

      • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 2:27 pm #

        Paula D,

        That is very interesting, especially about the troponin. I wonder if the numbers naturally creep back down over time, does that mean the damage (or condition) causing the elevation is reversed?

        • Paula D April 15, 2023 at 3:36 pm #

          I think that the troponin shows immediate damage. It goes down because your liver processes it.

          The damage isn’t reversed, but it forms scar tissue, which doesn’t release enzymes the way that muscle tissue does.

          • Islander April 15, 2023 at 8:37 pm #

            Today from Dr. Mercola:

            “D-dimer is a protein fragment produced by the body when a blood clot dissolves. It’s typically undetectable or present only at very low levels, but its level may significantly rise when the body is forming and breaking down blood clots,14 as occurred after one dose of nattokinase in this study. The researchers added:15 ”


            So, D-dimer seems to mean that the body is successfully breaking down blood clots.

          • Paula D April 16, 2023 at 6:59 pm #

            Your body is frequently breaking down blood clots. Any time you injure yourself you get clotting to stop the bleeding. And then your body gets rid of the clots.

            An elevated D-dimer means that the blood clots are bigger and/or more extensive than your usual small everyday clots.

    • Disaffected April 15, 2023 at 1:49 pm #

      I had a troponin test after my Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) event last summer. It was slightly elevated, but went back to normal by the time I got in to see a cardiologist a month later. Apparently SVT’s are somewhat common among a certain percentage of us oldsters. The doctors didn’t seem concerned at all, but I did have all the follow up tests just to be sure (that they could generate some revenues).

    • SoftStarLight April 15, 2023 at 1:58 pm #

      Everybody who has taken the jabs needs to be cleansing their bodies of the spike proteins. Cleansing agents being vitamin C and D, lots of omega 3, and quercitin, melatonin, and zinc. I’ve also heard, fennel, anise, and pine needle teas are helpful. Also dandelion leaf extract is good. You may also need to have the d-dimer and troponin tests because of exposure.

      • mrs_saj April 15, 2023 at 2:29 pm #

        Thanks SoftStar,

        I have him on a bunch of those! He doesn’t need to know there is a medicinal benefit. That’s my little secret. 🙂

        I’ve never used melatonin.

        • SoftStarLight April 15, 2023 at 3:24 pm #

          I understand 🙂

          So as long as you or your husband are not taking any blood thinners now or have issues with thin blood then you may wish to try melatonin. It is basically a natural anticoagulant. So if there is concern the spike proteins could be thickening up the blood or perhaps even causing clotting it may be worth a try.

        • MaryQueen April 15, 2023 at 7:02 pm #

          Melatonin does so many good things, including help you sleep better.

          I highly recommend it.

      • Jarek April 15, 2023 at 2:45 pm #


        Chicken Egg Yolk Antibodies (IgYs) block the binding of multiple SARS-CoV-2 spike protein variants to human ACE2
        Shuangshi Wei 1, Shengbao Duan 2, Xiaomei Liu 1, Hongmei Wang 1, Shaohua Ding 1, Yezhou Chen 1, Jinsong Xie 1, Jingjing Tian 1, Nong Yu 3, Pingju Ge 4, Xinglin Zhang 4, Xiaohong Chen 4, Yong Li 5, Qinglin Meng 6

        PMID: 33191178 PMCID: PMC7608017 DOI: 10.1016/j.intimp.2020.107172
        Free PMC article


        The SARS-CoV-2 virus is still spreading worldwide, and there is an urgent need to effectively prevent and control this pandemic. This study evaluated the potential efficacy of Egg Yolk Antibodies (IgY) as a neutralizing agent against the SARS-CoV-2. We investigated the neutralizing effect of anti-spike-S1 IgYs on the SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus, as well as its inhibitory effect on the binding of the coronavirus spike protein mutants to human ACE2. Our results show that the anti-Spike-S1 IgYs showed significant neutralizing potency against SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus, various spike protein mutants, and even SARS-CoV in vitro. It might be a feasible tool for the prevention and control of ongoing COVID-19.

        Keywords: Chicken Egg Yolk Antibodies; IgY; Neutralizing agent; SARS-CoV-2; Spike protein variation

        Jarek: I had assumed the war on eggs was just about denying us cheap and widely available protein. But what if there’s another reason too? The first reason runs cover for the second. Just as greed by the lower tiers of the Pyramid hides the depopulation agenda of the Capstone.

        • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 3:20 pm #

          Yes, Dr Jessica Rose wrote an article about the egg yolks study a while ago, wondering if that was why they didn’t want us eating eggs.

          I think they cover all bases.

          No lamb or beef by 2030 – I wonder what shoes are to be made from, or are we to go barefoot?

          • SoftStarLight April 15, 2023 at 3:33 pm #

            Killing two birds with one stone so to speak is actually a good metaphor for the situation. I agree. Anything to stop the spike protein will be stopped because they want those affects to occur and reach their natural conclusions. They also want to deplete the food supply. Both goals are because they do want depopulation. I hadn’t heard though of anything beyond that one purina brand being contaminated or what have you? Have they found that more than just that brand of chicken feed is causing the egg drought?

          • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 3:43 pm #

            I don’t know any more about the chicken feed issue than what we’ve all heard about Purina, SSL.

            But there’s the major issue of testing with PCR for avian flu and using it as an excuse to slaughter thousands of birds.

            It’s hard to get your head round the level of evil in these people.

          • SoftStarLight April 15, 2023 at 5:31 pm #

            Agree. These massive chicken culls they’ve been doing are very sus. I had always assumed they were trying to dwindle the food supply. Or at least protein from chicken. Perhaps preparing us for protein from cicadas? Or maybe nothing at all. The forced bug eating could also be one of their humiliation rituals. They probably do get jollies from making people eat bugs.

        • GreenAlba April 15, 2023 at 3:27 pm #

          Talking of depop, The Exposé UK has revisited the Deagel pronouncements.

          Things are apparently looking exceptionally good for Russia (and China). The UK is to fare worse than anywhere (Ireland not much better, then you guys).

          Jabs, war, famine or all of the above?


  70. JohnAZ April 15, 2023 at 11:06 am #

    I am puzzled reading about our number one enemy Russia.

    Wha happened?

    1991, the USSR collapsed, the US gloried in its victory, promised to aid the former SSRs to recover, promised not to expand NATO into Eastern Europe if Russia did not try to re-expand.

    Guess who broke the agreement? Guess who pushed and pushed NATO and never did help Russia?

    The liberal swing of the 90s through the 10s pushed and pushed the AntiRussian slant under the guise of Terrorism. Syria, ISIS all had a U.S. vs. Russia theme, including Afghanistan.

    Trump smoothed things for a while, making legitimate deals with our adversaries, Russia , China and NOKO. Things did quiet down for a few years. He payed a dear price as the Deep State and especially the MIC clobbered him for four years.

    Biden, the puppet, shows up and here we go again. Russia, Russia , Russia shows up again. This time though, the US is so weakened by Democratic socialist policies that the rest of the world, China, Middle East, South America, India, you know the group finally have lost their faith and respect for the USA.

    What do we do about it? Joe Biden’s family, with the blessing of Obama, corrupts further an already corrupt Ukraine and after being warned of dire consequences by Putin if they push Ukraine into NATO, enable Ukraine to fight a useless war against Russia. This is an Alfred E. Newman moment for the US, a proxy war that will go on for years, just what the MIC ordered.

    Again and again, who is the number one enemy of the people of this country. Hint, it is not Russia, Russia or Russia.

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    • SoftStarLight April 15, 2023 at 1:39 pm #

      It sounds like you answered your question John. War has been very good business for the apex predators. Thus it shall continue as long as they can manage to keep it all going.

    • Disaffected April 15, 2023 at 1:43 pm #

      They’re just economizing, Jazzer. Why waste all that agitprop they fed us back during the cold war and gin up a brand new enemy when the one we all grew to fear and hate as children will do perfectly fine?

      And you hit on it with the Russian collapse comment. We were supposed to already own it after Clinton sent in “the Chicago boys” [so-called, because they practiced the economic loot and plunder playbook that was generally credited to the economic egg heads at the University of Chicago) to steal everything that wasn’t tied down during the drunken Yeltsin’s years. That really pissed some people off.