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Ukraine is a manageable localized problem in a distant part of the world and Russia is going to manage it. The American crisis of confidence in its own operating system is something else.

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Did “Joe Biden’s” handlers actually want to start World War Three? They are the same posse who contrived the Russian Collusion hysteria of 2016-19, then launched Covid-19 — and the even more deadly mass “vaccination” response to it — and have now successfully goaded Russia into cleaning up the international hub of grift and mischief known as Ukraine. One thing established for sure as fact: the “Joe Biden” family received plenty of cash off that grift wagon, and those “handlers” have neatly ring-fenced it from official scrutiny. Where does that leave the so-called president of the US in the current crisis?

The scant news coming out of Ukraine is so infected with propaganda that it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going on there these early days of the Russian invasion. Some interested parties say that Russia is getting its ass kicked by a Ukrainian resistance. More temperate reports suggest that Russian forces are proceeding methodically to capture and neutralize Ukraine’s meager military assets. Apparently, Ukraine and Russia are holding a diplomatic parlay today at the Belarus border. You might style that as “peace talks,” but who knows? There are no real functioning international news agencies anymore.

The current CIA-approved narrative wants you to believe that Vlad Putin seeks to reassemble the old Soviet Union and will move next to capture the Baltic States: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. I doubt this since all those countries have their own cultures rather emphatically hostile to Russia and required onerous operating subsidies from Moscow back in the Soviet day. Ukraine will surely be enough of a burden for Russia going forward.

An alternate narrative to the CIA’s scare story would follow the Occam’s Razor rule that the simplest explanation is probably the truth — namely, that there was no other way to stop Ukraine’s shelling and mortar attacks against the ethnic Russian population in the Donbas which, by the way, was carried out with US-gifted armaments. And there was no other way to disabuse the USA from the idea that Ukraine should join NATO and thereby become a missile launching base on Russia’s border.

Western Civ’s response so far is to cut off its nose to spite its face. A sidebar to the CIA-approved narrative is that the West should shut-down Russia’s export economy in response to their action in Ukraine. Of course, the EU members know that they can’t take a pass on Russian oil and natgas, unless they want to eat cold bratwurst and linguini in the dark. But this reality hasn’t stopped the USA from militating for that. Likewise, shutting Russia out of the SWIFT money transfer system will only achieve chaos in global trade and international banking — but chaos is what you get with “Joe Biden’s” Party of Chaos running things.

These are the folks who worked tirelessly to drive America insane since 2016 and now they’re capping their “hat-trick” of mind-fuckery with the specter of World War Three. Notice how neatly their engineered mass formation psychosis segued from Trump/Russia to Covid-19 and now the threat of going nuclear over Ukraine. My theory of the case would be as follows: America’s Deep State provoked Russia in Ukraine to cover up its own massive crimes against American citizens which now verge on being fully exposed.

The timing on Ukraine couldn’t have been more seemingly fortuitous. America — indeed the whole world — has awakened to the apparent reality that mass vaccination is killing off a lot of people before their time. The news is out, coming not from the public health bureaucracy but from such unexpected sources as actuaries in the insurance industry who collate quarterly death rates and morticians observing unusual morbid oddities in the bodies they prepare for burial. This comes at the very same time as reports that the CDC deliberately falsified Covid-19 death and injury statistics, both for the disease itself and for the mRNA “vaccines.” The FDA is also implicated in approving falsified “vaccine” trial data. One result of all that is the crash of Moderna and Pfizer stocks, as the geniuses on Wall Street suss out the mountain range of litigation that looms in the distance.

But they must know — and hundreds of appointed and elected officials must know — that the blowback from Covid-19 doesn’t stop with mere civil lawsuits but extends to criminal cases of supreme consequence: deliberate mass murder, extending to the highest levels of officialdom in many countries. To this day the CDC and state health departments are pushing “vaccines,” despite massive mounting evidence that the shots cause organ damage and mess up immune systems at a rate, and to a degree, astronomically above any previous vaccines. They must know that the official standard-of-care using remdesivir and intubation was overwhelmingly likely to kill hospital in-patients. They must know that early treatment protocols using cheap off-label drugs were highly effective and that banning early treatment — to maintain Emergency Use Authorization for killer “vaccines” — amounted to mass homicide.

It will get harder and harder to ignore widespread untimely death going forward as the “vaccines” work their vicious hoodoo on the boosted population, and even the most obdurately spellbound “vaccine” cheerleaders will have to endure such surges of cognitive dissonance that heads are sure to explode. So, the Ukraine invasion was the best means at hand to cover-up all that, and the longer the US government can feed that monster, and keep it going, the more they can shift the focus off the monumental frauds and homicides they carried out and will be criminally liable for.

Secondarily to all that, of course, is the emerging picture of pervasive corruption and crime among the three-letter agencies that special counsel John Durham is getting ready to feed to the dumpster fire of institutional failure that US politics has become. Ukraine is a manageable localized problem in a distant part of the world and Russia is going to manage it. The American crisis of confidence in its own operating system is something else.


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  1. Jeremy February 28, 2022 at 9:37 am #

    Enjoy a tune from the ‘comedian’.

    https://youtu.be/HbmZrzN3WFE

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      He can also cut a rug pretty good:
      https://twitter.com/abughazalehkat/status/1497768813860896770?s=20&t=vmPJwFXaBw1jODyLxSgLOw

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  2. Penelope Dreadful February 28, 2022 at 9:38 am #

    I wonder what happens when the Big Ol’ Huge Terrible War in The Ukraine ends? Because I do not see this particular conflict is going to last very long. UNLESS, since Spring is almost here, so that energy demand goes down. Oh well – Go Long Popcorn!

    • Walter B February 28, 2022 at 10:32 am #

      Does anything ever end anymore? In fact, how do we even know that anything is actually happening in the first place? Ever see “Wag the Dog”? The entire world’s Mass Myopic Media seems to have developed the ability to create what it wants the masses to see, feel, and believe, truth be damned.

      Our world has become quite pathetic when you consider that one of the best and most reliable sources of real news and truth has to be gotten from a small-town author in upstate New York. And that is no dis on our host, he is filling in for those who have sold us out in a most reliable and informative way. Thank you, James, for stepping up and spreading the word!

    • C.O.Jones February 28, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      Penelope – we get the new pandemic the psychotic Mr. Gates promised us last week. Constant chaos ensured. Roll up that sleeve and trust.

      • Walter B February 28, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        And here is it….

        https://www.globalresearch.ca/whats-behind-new-aids-scare/5771628

        • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:52 am #

          Something I have started to wonder about, Walt-

          There are a lot of parallels between the AIDS reaction and covid.

          I remember, back when I attended a meeting on the local school’s planned AIDS curriculum, the school nurse said that some members of the community thought the statement that it was believed that AIDS started in monkeys in Africa was racist.

          At the same time, there was a belief that AIDS was deliberate engineered against gays/black people, for whatever reasons.

          The part about the monkeys got me thinking about the Wuhan market story that some news outlets are trying to revive at this late date.

          Could it be possible that AIDS, like covid, was in fact a created virus?

          Remember how much of what they told us about AIDS turned out to be false? Why should we belive any of it that hasn’t been proven?

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      I found a good YT channel about what is happening in Ukraine this weekend:

      Duran

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        Also found this excellent article by David Stockman:

        https://www.unz.com/article/the-land-where-history-died-part-1/

        • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

          this excellent article by David Stockman – abby

          ========

          Stockman is a very bright guy but beware of his put-buying recommendations. I have lost thou$ands.

          • hortonz March 2, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

            The invasion of the Ukraine has had a curious effect both in the United States and here in Canada. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about Republicans and Democrats. or Liberals and Conservatives, the rhetoric is the same. It’s as if the warring factions in both nations have finally found an crisis they can exploit for political gain together just as the economy tanks in both nations. The Ukrainian government has been recruiting citizens in both countries to defend it, and there is no shortage of bored young people who wouldn’t mind a little adventure after two years of pandemic lockdowns. Call me dumb, but I don’t think this crisis is going to end well with Western governments, especially the United States and Canada, turning up the temperature to dangerous levels by flooding the Ukraine with lethal weapons.. For the moment, both the political careers of Forgetful Joe and Emperor Justin are on the upswing after both looked like they were headed for political oblivion. Don’t know enough about the situation to give a good prediction, but I have the feeling that the war with Ukraine will trigger smaller conflicts in different parts of Europe leading to the largest military intervention by America in Europe since World War Two.

        • Anon1970 March 1, 2022 at 9:24 am #

          It is indeed an excellent article. But knowledge of history is not one of America’s strengths. Our mainstream media have been complaining for years about Russia’s interference in the 2016 US elections but have ignored American interference in foreign elections including its role in the 2014 Maidan Revolution.

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      Fear not, Penelope. They’ll think of something to tide us over till the midterms are stolen. Gates has been smirking a lot about a new virus.

    • Bilejones March 1, 2022 at 5:28 am #

      If you are going to go long popcorn, do it now. Russian Nat Gas is the feedstock for at least 20% of the worlds fertilizer manufacturers.

      The Germans are in for a cold, hungry winter 2022/23.

      Americans could use a few pounds anyway.

    • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 7:12 am #

      The gray haired Neville Chamberlains on this website are amazingly stupid. Few of you have seen combat. I fought in Iraq. War is horrible and first Stalin starved millions of Ukrainians, then Hitler, then Stalin again and now Putin. And you ass clowns blame Biden or some ridiculous Covid non sequitur for Putin’s aggression that will lead to the death of thousands of civilians. Go screw yourself.

      • Mike G March 1, 2022 at 8:31 am #

        The fact that u fought in Iraq speaks volumes to your intelligence. Who of any grey matter did not know that was a farce from day one. But it is good that you still are looking for weapons of mass destruction. Well damn you found them NATO boy, Putin has them.

        • Ron Anselmo March 1, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

          Thermobaric bomb used in Kharviv – two stage munition, first stage creates a vapor cloud of metallic particles, second stage ignites the cloud, causing devastating impact on buildings. About 3 seconds between the two ignitions.

          Exact same device that was used at the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Seismographic data clearly documented two explosions 3 seconds apart.

          Oh, that was a conspiracy theory – my bad. It was actually a rental truck filled with fertilizer, driven by one Timothy McVeigh.

          Tough to tell who’s on first in Ukraine right now.

          • Ron Anselmo March 1, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            Edit: *Kharkiv*

      • C.O.Jones March 1, 2022 at 8:39 am #

        @Fools – you first! I haven’t read anyone saying that a “Covid non sequitur” was responsible for Putin’s anything.

        The fact of the matter is that Biden and the US communists have dangled a NATO membership in front of Ukraine for years. That would guarantee US missiles on the Russian front porch and that’s a situation Putin would not tolerate. Putin implored the US and NATO to sign an agreement precluding such an action and the US sneered at him and basically said we would put missiles wherever we want.

        Putin again asked for an agreement, the US again denied him such an agreement and Putin rolled tanks before the tundra melted.

        I am not in favor of war – it is indeed horrible as you say. You are not the only person here who has fought.

        • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 8:46 am #

          Are you proud of yourself in defending Putin? Good for you. Go live in Moscow and really enjoy the Russian democratic way of life.

          • C.O.Jones March 1, 2022 at 11:07 am #

            @ Fools – Help me understand your position. If you had a long term adversary who lived far away and had formed a “treaty organization” dedicated to “containing” you and that adversary announced intention to install missiles on your front porch, you would be ok with that?

            Are you proud of yourself for defending a country that, according to this member of the Ukrainian parliament, is “fighting for the new world order?”

            https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/ukraine-member-of-parliament-we-fight-for-the-new-world-order

            You have a right to your cranial/rectal inversion but you shouldn’t be rude about it. Go your way. Peace.

          • Mike G March 2, 2022 at 3:16 am #

            I noticed that u used the neville chamberlain slur against supposed grey haired putti supporters. That was dragged out against anyone that didn’t support the Iraq War and W Bush. You really are stuck in that invasion that you willing participated in, and now you want what? war with russia over the Ukraine. Even though you are against war, because you are Churchill? presume.

          • Mike G March 2, 2022 at 3:30 am #

            Another observation, you use the word civilians to describe the citizens within a country. Yes there are two sides in jackboot land, You and civilians.

          • Mike G March 2, 2022 at 5:53 am #

            I have to wonder if Fools rush is bull shitting us. You wouldn’t think that anyone could be as self-absorbed to not see the hypocrisy of their positions. You take part in the invasion of a sovereign nation Iraq and then you rail against the invasion of Ukraine.

            You point out the murderous history of Russia and seemingly ignore the murderous history of your own country. He fought against the civilians of Iraq and encourages the civilians of Ukraine to do die to the last man against russia.

            He calls us cowards for not wanting to fight Russia, while they called us cowards for being against the invasion of Iraq.

            Either he is BShitting us or his involvement in Iraq has twisted his mind. I see W Bush came out and condemned Putin for going into Ukraine. A moment of conscience for Bush, or just remaining a NATO toad?

      • libertysghost March 1, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

        So you fought in Iraq, and then chose the moniker “Fools Rushin” without ever seeing height of irony there?

        What’s interesting about the argument you present in claiming that one who has NOT fought in a BS war for global corporatism cannot have the experience to analyze foreign policy regarding war is that it can just as easily be flipped on its head…

        A person who has fought in one of these wars has an innate desire to want it to be virtuous, because accepting the alternative is possibly nightmarish. You can’t argue that you can be more objective BECAUSE of your experience than someone who has not fought in such a war. Different experiences produce different perspectives, for sure. But none is “more qualified” given the realities of both necessarily.

        If you are a non-Russian supporting Ukrainian (because there are two lots of course), than you might have to fight if it is between your life and death anyway.

        BUT that does not mean that western elites aren’t throwing Ukrainians under the bus as well to try and achieve self-preserving goals. AND that does not mean that Putin is a similar freak with a different agenda.

        These two truths are not mutually exclusive and a person (like myself) can be (and is) against the killing of both western and eastern Ukrainians no matter which party is doing it. There are no righteous players in this war/crisis. Many people I’ve known with the experience you have had agree with that as well. Veterans do not think monolithically…assuming (or believing so) dehumanizes them as much as their political handlers did when they were in service.

  3. Hardrock February 28, 2022 at 9:50 am #

    My latest journal entry: UKRAINE VS. RUSSIA

    Violence, it seems, is always imminent. The causes often obscured and unfathomable. Empire breeds ruthless men who justify their actions with fine words whose abstractions are lost on the victims. Objectivity is impossible even without the curse of propaganda. Truth is never a single story and research and scholarship no guarantee that you will find it. Each of us has his own truth and we seldom know even that. Our beliefs filtered by experience and memory – all is questioned and questioned until we fall back to that final redoubt of solipsism and, finally, it too evaporates leaving us with only…..nothing.

    • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      “My theory of the case would be as follows: America’s Deep State provoked Russia in Ukraine to cover up its own massive crimes against American citizens which now verge on being fully exposed.”

      BOOM

      *mic drop*

      • co910491 February 28, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

        it seems like everything is always “on the verge of being fully exposed …”

      • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 7:15 am #

        You’re an idiot.

        “mic drop”

  4. teddyboy46 February 28, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    While I have enormous respect for JHK.

    Occam’s Razor is another matter entirely. I have always believed that the simplest answer is the one ” They” want you to believe.

    So they make it simple so it is easier to accept without critical thought.

    Example: Over the past 2 years i have heard many people say. ” Just take the vaccine for covid 19, it’s just that simple.”

    I rest my case.

    • Night Owl February 28, 2022 at 9:57 am #

      Agreed. Occam’s Razor rarely explains a given situation, particularly when the “simplest explanation” is one of several and one is encouraged to accept a certain option as being the answer.

      • Night Owl February 28, 2022 at 10:12 am #

        I want to add that I agree with Jim’s statement, however. Vlad is cleaning up the State Dept. Nazis.

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 11:52 am #

        Well, one thing we know for sure. We are not getting any straight facts from the MSM, except maybe for this doozie:

        Saturday night Dan Bongino had Col. Douglas MacGregor on his show for an “opposing viewpoint”.

        MacGregor laid it all on the line. From the constant shelling of the Russian breakaway republics in Donbas by the Ukraine military to how quickly Putin was encircling Kiev to the folly of Ukraine handing guns out to new “recruits” aged 16-60.

        He said, “I doubt there will be a million Ukrainians armed in Kiev. More like a thousand. And Putin won’t be going door to door. That would be stupid to lose good soldiers. Most civilians will stay put in their cellars scared to death until the shooting stops.”

        Either Zelensky comes to terms quickly and surrenders or Kiev will be annihilated. Putin would rather not bring down old religious architecture and other valuable infrastructure.”

        Then Dan had to cut him off.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 12:50 pm #

          The stage manager has the corporate-approved script. Going off script is not allowed.

          Keep in mind it is called a program and occupies a time slot. Programing provided 24/7.

          Deprograming? A reasonable place to start is turn off the tv.

          Then go searching for opposing points of view, which mostly will be on sources outside the US.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

          It could be a bit serious with the reports, which I’d like a little more time to explore, of the Ukraine government arming the populace by dropping off weapons for anyone to pick up.

          “Anyone” covers a lot of people and a lot of motives.

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 9:35 pm #

            this guy deserves a look:

            https://youtu.be/1vdiEABLFoo

            tl;dw;

            this is a psyop by zelinsky, there are no battle videos because russia wants ukraine intact, and the refugee crisis is due to zelinsky trying to conscript every man between 18 and 60 to be a happy trigger puller and cannon fodder for the the wag-the-dog narrative.

            he’s a long time resident of kiev, and speaks from personal experience. his whole channel is about to blow up.

          • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 8:50 am #

            You obviously don’t support our 2nd Amendment. Wtf would u do if u were Ukrainian? Probably sh@t your pants coward.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 1, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            Love this guy (Coach Red Pill). Thanks for linking, anotherguy.

            Also, Fools Rushin, please go back to infowars and complain there. You make no sense here.

          • Night Owl March 2, 2022 at 5:51 am #

            This Coach Red Pill guy is great.

            He clearly has a poli-sci background in addition to a good understanding of the conflict.

            Really on-point stuff.

        • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 1:50 pm #

          The US burned down an entire slum and killed thousands of people in order to arrest Noriega.
          The US destroyed the city of Fallujah when citizens protested them taking over a school for their troops.
          The US decimated the city of Mosul, killing tens of thousands, when ISIS moved into civilian neighborhoods.
          That is no doubt why the US military officer predicts that Russia will destroy Kiev to get at the civilians playing with newly acquired weapons.
          I don’t think they will. They have Kiev surrounded, as I understand it, and they will just wait until the teenagers run out of ammo shooting at each other, and then they will move in.

          • Mike G March 2, 2022 at 4:02 am #

            See Fools Rushin remembers what he and the fools rushing into Iraq did to the people of Iraq. Left them with depleted uranium stuck in their walls also. But they were a bunch of ragheads, we needed to fight them there rather than over here. Insurgents needed to all die. He assumes the same for Ukraine.

            But Ukraine is the border of Russia, Russians live there. There might actually be some kinship between the two countries, Russia and Ukraine.

            Unlike NATO and who gives a shit about the people of Ukraine on the doorstep of Russia, Russia, Russia. NATO needs a place to put their missiles within minutes of Moscow.

          • Paula D March 3, 2022 at 2:14 pm #

            Yes, what the US does are war crimes, I’m pretty sure.
            I think that all countries are supposed go by the rule that you can’t kill civilians to save the lives of soldiers.
            But the US kills hundreds of thousands of civilians to make sure their soldiers don’t die fighting insurgents.
            Fool probably doesn’t know that the rules of war say that’s illegal.

        • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

          Facts are all about the interpretation. According to the MSM liars, Zelensky handing out AK-47s to babushkas and kids is a sign of Ukraine’s granite determination to defend their “democracy”. For me it’s rather a sign of desperation. The Berlin in May 1945 and 12 year olds manning the ack-ack batteries kind of desperation. If you’re calling up the very old and very young it’s usually a sign that your fighting age men are getting screwed.

          • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

            It shows how very very stupid and gullible people are to go along with the mainstream narrative.

          • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 7:20 am #

            What would you do coward?

        • jgalt February 28, 2022 at 4:34 pm #

          The deep state actually started messing with Ukraine seriously in 2014, when corrupt Joe was the head man on that country. In addition to taking millions out of Ukraine, he orchestrated with Victoria Nuland and the CIA the Maiden insurrection, with alleged snipers brought in to fire on civilians creating more panic and chaos, all to remove a President favorable to Russia. John Brennen even made his appearance in Ukraine in 2014, doubtless in aid of the conspiracy. Pres. Clinton signed an agreement that Ukraine would never be a part of NATO, and that no offensive weapons would be placed there. Comrade Hussein and his leftist administration, who Biden brought back to the WH, in effect abrogated that agreement and there has been a constant drumbeat of Ukraine’s admission to NATO. Putin repeated warned them and attempted to hold meaningful negotiations, as NATO on Russia’s borders would represent a security threat that Russia could not allow, especially when they had been promised it would never occur. Drmoncraps are completely corrupt and evil, as they never ceased to prove. Putin is also corrupt and evil, but who is more evil and corrupt is a toss up.

        • Bilejones March 1, 2022 at 5:32 am #

          If Kiev is encircled all Putin has to do is wait.

          Ukrainians may be better prepped than Americans but I doubt if the city can feed itself for two weeks and water supplies aren’t internally generated.

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 9:58 am #

      The Occam’s Razor answer to the COVID-19 outbreak was always “Let your body handle successively weakening strains of coronavirus as it has evolved to handle them.”

      There’s simple, and then there’s simple.

    • shotho February 28, 2022 at 10:04 am #

      The Western propaganda machine is simply amazing to behold. I haven’t seen one so monolithic in my lifetime. Covid propaganda has been very awesome, but this one encompasses all outlets on any side of the divide.
      Yes, this will end fairly soon, I hope, and Putin will have made his statement. However, the consequences are long lasting and will be more unfortunate for the West. The mask will be off and the world can see the decline for what it truly is.

      • benr February 28, 2022 at 10:22 am #

        Gaslighting 101.
        Is there fighting in Ukraine?
        Yes is it as bad as they say…NO.

        Why would the Russians bomb a kindergarten?
        Why would a Ukrainian soldier explode himself on abridge to stop Russian tanks?

        Some of this crap just makes no sense.

        • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 8:41 am #

          Because they’ve already done it in Grozny and Syria you moron.

          • benr March 1, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

            Have they?
            Are you so sure?
            Why because some media outlet has told you so?
            And you believe everything coming out of the idiot box huh?
            Now who is the moron?

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

        Shoto, what’s far more amazing is how ONCE AGAIN the sheep fall for it. In the UK we have people who couldn’t find Ukraine on a map dressing up in yellow and light blue and promising never to drink the Russian vodka that they never drank anyway.

        • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

          They will probably start reporting stateside on the daily weather in the Ukraine for everyone’s enlightenment. As if any of this really matters.

          • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 8:43 am #

            It matters to the Ukrainians

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      “It’s just a mask”.

    • Islander February 28, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

      I don’t think that example really shows what Occam’s Razor means.

      It is not the “most simple.”

      Stupid people parroting an ad slogan— “It’s that simple”— has zero to do, actually, with Occam’s Razor.

    • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

      While I have enormous respect for JHK. – teddy

      ===========

      ^This^ is not a complete sentence.

  5. megabeth February 28, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    I’m all for the Occam’s Razor line, too, during the fog of war.

    I sent last Friday’s column to my older sister, who took the vaccine at the urging of her children last May, then developed runs of PACs and PVCs almost two weeks later, as well as a very labile blood pressure, then ended up on a Holter monitor for a month. She thought it was “no big deal” but her reception of this column was silence. I imagine the cognitive dissonance was too much; she has trouble with admitting error to people. She’s a smart woman, but also much too prideful. Thank goodness she’s cutting her losses and not getting any booster.

    • par4 February 28, 2022 at 10:01 am #

      Nobody wants to admit they have been played.

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:06 am #

        Certainly not my sister. Nor did I want her to admit anything. I just wanted her to be damn sure not to compound her medical problems by letting her kids talk her into a booster. She even caught some kind of cov a month ago. I’ve never tested positive, even though I’m an unjabbed nurse who has lost count of my cov+ patients.

        • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:24 am #

          One week ago today an old friend died of a sudden heart attack. She had no prior cardiovascular problems and had strictly obeyed all the covid restrictions — double vaxxed, boosted, double masked and quarantined for a full year, getting groceries once every two weeks. Like many of these deaths, I doubt it will be tallied under the adverse effects of the vaccine but I’m suspicious that’s what it was.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 10:33 am #

            A man I know who has been in good health the last two years, with zero bad health habits, just had a seizure.

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:40 am #

            A lot of the older victims will be chalked up to the problems of old age. My sister was 63 at the age where you might think a heart will start to skitter into atrial fibrillation, and such. Both our parents had that, after all. It is only the time to onset after her second vaccination that raises a brow.

            Likewise, I have seen a *lot* of strokes and pulmonary embolism among the elderly, but never as I have last year. I’m really soured on my chosen profession, which has been utterly morally bankrupted. Cleaning toilets looks more appealing, right now.

            Very sorry that you lost your old friend.

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

            beth – looking forward, i wonder if you have any perspective on whether people generally will be looking to discriminate between those in the medical profession who went all in on the narrative vs those that accepted the risk of professional ostracism an kept their integrity.

            i for one am disgusted with the profession generally, noting gratefully ben marble’s organization that helped us with scripts last feb when we got a ‘livelier’ version of the coof. i will be asking many questions of any medical professions i need to interact with in the future.

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

            Justanotherguy: people are looking to independent practitioners more and more. This whole huggermugger got together hundreds of patriotic people in my county, and the efforts have diverged into two prongs: defeating the covidians wherever we find them, and taking back the statehouse for non-Democrats. The second prong also means getting rid of RINOs.

            Let’s see if this new discrimination between good and sloppy clinicians goes farther. My opinion is that this depends on how harsh a blow we all decide to strike against bic clinics, big insurance, big pharma, and their bitches in “public service”. Most of what we hate about health care is the extent to which it has been turned into a rent seeking machine.

            If you like your doctor, you are still free to kick his corporate technician ass to the curb.

        • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:51 am #

          Thanks megabeth — Kay was a very smart woman but firmly believed every word on MSNBC and whatever Fauci said. Odd isn’t it that the people who are less formally educated are better equipped to see through the B S?

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

            I think it depends on whether or not one is easily indoctrinated. Your friend made the mistake of having MSDNC on, which is like an indoctrination booster shot. I’m starting to think that we’re living _They Live_ in real life.

            Rest in peace, Kay.

          • Ron Anselmo February 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            SW – just like canines – the smartest breeds are the most easily trained.

          • GreenAlba February 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            SW

            It has been pointed out by people like Prof. Mattias Desmet and Mark Crispin Miller that the more formally educated – and especially academics like my brainwashed bro – are more vulnerable to the effects of propaganda because they think they are too educated to fall for it.

            A variety of Dunning Kruger, I think.

            In my brother’s case, I also think his willingness to believe the government is partly due to his having gone from school to university to teaching in university – so pretty much a public-sector (very comfortable) beneficiary for his whole life.

            What I don’t get is that (a) he spent decades teaching (computational) linguistics, yet can’t recognise propaganda when he sees it (a point I made directly to him) and (b) before that, as a self-taught computer science lecturer, he wrote a textbook on AI when it was in in its earliest stages, yet seems blissfully unaware of what it has blossomed into.

            He tried to shut me up by saying ‘I don’t wish to be told what to think’. It appears to me he is delighted to be told what to think, as long as it’s by the Guardian and the Government’s Behavioural Insights Team (the ‘Nudge Unit’) which has shaped, manipulated and determined every thought he’s had, every action he’s taken and every fear he’s felt for the last 2 years.

            The cognitive dissonance is mind-boggling.

          • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

            SW: you’ve hit a key point. I’ve always been amazed how “ordinary” people who never went beyond middle school realised from the start that this was crap, while all the super intellectuals fell for it hook, line and sinker.

          • Islander February 28, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

            GA,
            “It has been pointed out by people like Prof. Mattias Desmet and Mark Crispin Miller that the more formally educated – and especially academics like my brainwashed bro – are more vulnerable to the effects of propaganda because they think they are too educated to fall for it.

            A variety of Dunning Kruger, I think.”

            that is surely part of it, but IMO not all. There is also a class aspect to it.

            Per Thomas Frank, in Listen, Liberal —excellent book– the highly educated form, basically, a social class with a class identity whose members are basically rewarded with not rocking the boat. Their paychecks depend on their effective identification with mainstream narratives and structures.
            They will question within narrow boundaries only. they have not only a paycheck to defend but also their status.

            Not a contradiction of the Desmet hypothesis but an augmentation of it.

            Actually, i have never quite bought Desmet’s whole hypothesis. “mass formation” is a phrase that is too easily thrown about by people who don’t really understand the underpinnings and don’t know much history, either.

            It is a hypothesis. That is all.

          • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

            Before one would know the abnormal (like mass formation pscyhosis) and judge theories about it, one must know the normal. And the normal includes much conformity.

            Kohlberg’s Conformist stage – which is the majority of people:

            Stage 3. Good Interpersonal Relationships. The child/individual is good in order to be seen as being a good person by others. Therefore, answers relate to the approval of others.

            • Stage 4. Maintaining the Social Order. The child/individual becomes aware of the wider rules of society, so judgments concern obeying the rules in order to uphold the law and to avoid guilt.

            SimplePsychology.org

            Jarek: Six stages in all, broken up in the three levels: Pre-Conformist or Childhood, Conformist or average Adulthood, and Post-Conformist, mature Adulthood.

          • GreenAlba February 28, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

            islander

            I kind of agree with you about the limitations of Desmet’s theory (and I think he is right in not adding ‘psychosis’, where others have done so, to his ‘mass formation’ terminology. Calling people psychotic sounds like an insult, in the same way that people use ‘anti-vaxxer’ when it isn’t necessarily accurate.

            Although some the Desmet hypothesis is very likely accurate, it doesn’t cover everyone. For example, my brother and his wife were in no way suffering from ‘free-floating anxiety’ of any kind when covid hit – anything but. (And that was true for a lot of people who fell for the initial propaganda – including me, if I’m being honest, although at no point did I think lockdowns were necessary or OK, and I protested to my MP – for all the good that did – at the first mention of vaxx passports, well before I knew about the harms of the vaxxes themselves.)

            I find MCM perceptive, though, and enjoy his interviews. He is unflinching in his view of his fellow academics (and students), and their propensity for right-think to preserve their status, as you say.

          • SpeedyBB March 3, 2022 at 9:39 pm #

            The “…less formally educated…” may have more practical life experience. I would not be surprised to hear a used car salesman tell me that it’s easier to sell a lemon to college-educated folks than it would be to swindle a farmer with a beater.

            What is truly astonishing, and unexpected, is the dramatic loss of trust in medicine, and the appearance of thick cognitive dissonance in those trained to look at cause-and-effect and diagnose correctly. Over and over again, the personal narrative websites echo the plaint: “No medical professional would admit to taking my condition seriously. None would even agree to discuss the possibility that the injections were unsafe. The usual attitude was ‘Here, go see this junior clinician. He needs the business. Tell him your sad story and waste his time’. Or just ‘Go home and take an aspirin and get some rest. You may be stressed out or depressed. Now go away.’

            I cannot even recall such an attitude even during the early days of AIDS, before researchers got a handle on the viral mechanism.

            Where I live (Indonesia) poor quality control of physicians is an open secret. Even very expensive hospitals in new buildings with the finest German equipment will have dangerously incompetent doctors doing astonishing procedures.

            One East Jakarta hospital specializing in coronary treatment reportedly gave their surgeons a five-operations-a-month quota. That should certainly comfort someone taking their kid in for an angiogram or ECG.

            Bad doctors are quietly moved from hospital to hospital or shunted off to areas where they can cause less damage. Malpractice suits are unheard-of.

            Thus people here will seek medical treatment in nearby Singapore or Malaysia if they can afford it. Such “medical tourism” is a huge business; Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore is even nicknamed “the Indonesian hospital” for all the sick richies looking for more reliable treatment.

            Comes down to trust, or a paucity thereof. Those seeking treatment in cheaper Mexican hospitals used to have to calculate this potential peril; now it is infusing ostensibly honorable American and European medical institutions.

            Loss of such trust is immensely difficult to restore, but in a purely business environment no one is held responsible, as long as the place continues to roll in the dough. “Cost of doing business.”

        • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 10:54 am #

          As Mark Twain said, It’s easier to fool people than to get them to admit that they’ve been fooled. The great Carny secret: the Mark sells himself.

          • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

            Very true, Jarek. GK Chesterton was on the money too when he told us that it’s impossible to reason someone out of an opinion that they never reasoned themselves into. The Covidians used emotion, not reason, to paint themselves into a corner. They are too heavily invested emotionally to get out of it.

          • Islander February 28, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

            Hereward:
            Good point re reasoning oneself into something vs. just accepting as gospel.

            This is the difference between those who talk about “the science” and genuine scientists who honestly practice the scientific method to the best of their ability to constantly challenge their own assumptions, biases, aspects of the puzzle they may have missed, respond to good-faith challenges by other genuine scientists, in order to refine and strengthen their theories, or discard them if it comes to that.

        • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

          You should get a Covid B and T cell titer. You could have had a mild case and your body developed immunity.

          Most doctors refuse to order the test but a good immunologist will.

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            I don’t doubt that I’ve had something. Last April I was feeling crummy for 6 or 7 days, but tested negative on day 5. Otherwise, I’ve had the same pattern: feel malaise and a sore throat at bedtime and wake up feeling great . . . about 3 times per year. I firmly believe in my body’s defenses. My immune system is so vicious that it has attacked my own thyroid and eyes twice. Once, that happened a week after a flu vaccine, so I quit getting stupid vaccines.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        Yes, par4.

        Here’s an illustration of that.

        You mean this was all for nothing? Isn’t that a hoot? Our bad! I guess we can all forget about the crimes against humanity; this is clearly one of those “was my face red” moments. nothing more:

        https://twitter.com/MichaelPSenger/status/1498016470344683524?s=20&t=snZRYe8bbERVikgufdNJMw

        • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          Titter, titter! Ah-hyuk, hyuk, hyuk!!!!

        • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 11:19 am #

          I thank you, Beryl, for the reliable supply of interesting Twitter threads at CFN. It’s a very useful service.

          • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

            You are welcome.

        • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

          I can’t believe it!

          SNL actually trying to be funny!

          • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

            They’ve been trying and failing for many years.

        • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

          OMG those COMMENTS

      • geomo February 28, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled” – Mark Twain

      • GreenAlba February 28, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        “Nobody wants to admit they have been played.”

        Not quite ‘nobody’. I can attest that admitting you’ve been played is liberating. I’m not alone, as I know there are heaps of vaxxed people taking part in ever-growing medical freedom protests in multiple countries.

        Not admitting you’ve been played, on the other hand, requires all sorts of cognitive dissonance baggage that I simply don’t have time for. Certainly not now. There’s enough going on in my head without that.

        My big (boosted) bro, on the other hand, is fighting the truth tooth and nail. And, while I know ‘the awakening’ isn’t happening fast enough, it’s definitely happening.

        • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          Great point! Admitting error is the freeingest of feelings. Nothing to defend. No blame to cast.

          “Freeingest”?

          • Ron Anselmo February 28, 2022 at 11:19 am #

            Not to put words in his mouth – but Q may suggest, “most freeing”. We’ll see.

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:39 am #

            Ron: Q is just sloppy enough in his dogged corrections that it’s sort of endearing.

            My real thought on “freeingest” is that anyone with a mature prose style must reserve the right to butcher the language for effect, and I ain’t fooling.

          • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            liberating

          • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            I’m thinking that The Who’s very popular anthem, Won’t Get Fooled Again, is based on the realization that one has been fooled before.

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            JT: agree with you, but I love good old Anglo-Saxon words and try to keep latinate words for when I’m speaking or writing Spanish, Portuguese, or French. If the idea makes you smile, look up Anglish!

          • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Hahahahaha! I’m with you, Beth. Write however you feel like writing. As long as I catch yer drift, I couldn’t care less how you spell. And neologisms are always welcome!

          • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

            Freeingest is good enough to be a Dr. Seuss word.

        • Islander February 28, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

          I think the newly intelligent might be more willing to admit that they have been played if they could buy some kind of insurance that would prohibit the people who tried to warn them, whom they actually put down, dissed, played superior and “older sister” to, use abusive, derisory language on, etc. —if these people were prohibited from saying “I told you so.”

          I know it might be considered bad manners to say I told you so, but most of us have been the butt of a lot of bad manners verging on abuse. So, I think there might be a moratorium on the “I told you so” prohibition.

          Until these covid louts actually show that they possess the integrity to say, “I’m sorry. You were right and I was wrong.”

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder March 2, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

            I know so many people in this mindset, now backed into an intellectual corner.

            Some of the “smartest” people I know.

            It will never happen.

      • Bilejones March 1, 2022 at 9:04 am #

        “It is easier to fool people than to make them believe (accept might be a better word) that they have been fooled.”

        Mark Twain as paraphrased

    • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      The messenger RNA becomes DNA in liver cells.

      https://youtu.be/zPoZTtruaB0

      • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:00 am #

        The Market Ticker has written about that:

        http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=245270

        I can’t help but think, if they’d stopped with the original basis for the emergency use authorization, that the shots (the aren’t vaccines and never were” could help provide some protection against hospitalization and death, for those at high risk of hospitalization and possibly death from the virus, we’d have been okay.

        Nobody would be looking at possible long term damage that could affect fertility and future generations, because a person in his late 60s with poor health is very unlikely to be starting a family down the road.

        But no! We allowed it to become “everybody get this shot to stop covid” or worse, to be allowed to get back to normal. They KNEW when they did this, that the injections could NOT stop a virus. They knew the potential for harm existed. They KNEW that masks and social distance were made-up voodoo, mere coercion. They knew that young people were at little to know risk. They also knew that Fauci is a demon from hell.

        They forced vaccines on young adults, and gave them heart problems, and maybe even permanent genetic damage.

        We need people to hang for what they’ve done.

        They KNEW ALL ALONG.

        • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 11:21 am #

          Hashtag Convoy to Convict

        • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

          I think that was the point.
          They want to decrease the population and injecting infertility is a way to do it.

        • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

          young people were at little to know (sic) risk. – Beryl

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

            errrrrnnnnt

            forgot the quotation marks.

    • tresho February 28, 2022 at 5:25 pm #

      “She’s a smart woman, but also much too prideful.” There’s a lot of that going around. Much easier to see in someone else than in oneself.

      • megabeth March 2, 2022 at 8:28 am #

        The surest way to get any kind of cred with my big sis is to tell her “I don’t know” and “I was wrong”, as well as to apply a sense of humor. Our family was an argumentative crew, so this approach disarms the crap out of her.

        And Jordan Peterson is right: saying true things only adds to one’s strength.

  6. megabeth February 28, 2022 at 9:55 am #

    I really hate how the war pigs in our legacy media are oinking for Ukrainian blood, and lots of it. They are so brave with others’ flesh and bone.

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

      You mean Russian blood?

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

        That, too. They wallow in other people’s blood.

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:15 pm #

      Item Number One, megabeth: Dick Cheney. The guy (and his loathsome daughter) ooze neo-con evil.

      • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

        Richly deserved! How’s your PNAC lookin’ now, Dicky- boy?

  7. Uncle.Al February 28, 2022 at 9:56 am #

    … 1) Traitor Biden $84 billion hugely armed Arab terrorists.
    … 2) Hunter Biden was massively financed by Russia, including “art.”
    … 3) The US plus the EU are hugely arming the Ukraine.
    … 4)Putin is being veeery selective in what he hits.

    Bottom line: The Russian-owned Vegetable-in-Chief is giving Putin huge gift samplers of the entire Western armory.

  8. PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 9:59 am #

    Yes, I largely agree with your analysis here.

    I’m not sure how much I agree with this statement:

    “My theory of the case would be as follows: America’s Deep State provoked Russia in Ukraine to cover up its own massive crimes against American citizens which now verge on being fully exposed.”

    I think several televised addresses to the Russian people about the reasons for Ukraine invasion give a clearer picture about the nature of this conflict. It’s about a number of things, but mainly about pushing back against forcing Russia into a subservient position in relation with Western powers.

    If anything, Putin has been publicly talking about US corruption in Ukraine, not covering it up. Lately, for example, he spoke about how millions of USD came out of the US embassy at the time of the 2014 coup.

    • Billy Hill February 28, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      Prior to the invasion more than a few commentators noted that Biden had motive for Russia to act. This typically meant diversion of attention away from the covid debacle, low polling numbers, inflation, and the rest of the large domestic issues. What our host is referring to is Biden’s stewardship of Ukrainian matters while Obama’s VP. In short, Biden seen his opportunities and took ’em — using US taxpayer money that disappeared into various dark pockets including his own. Ordinary moron that he has always been, he bragged publicly about his influence to the Council on Foreign Relations.

      For an investigative journalist’s report on the fraud against the US I recommend Israel Shamir:
      The Plundering of Ukraine by Corrupt American Democrats, reposted by ZeroHedge 10-27-2019.
      Yes, yes I know there are at least six sides to every story. But here is one of them.

      When we ask of the invasion Cui Bono I seriously doubt that for the intermediate term the answer is Russia. On the contrary, Biden and Co. clearly benefit the most. It might even carry them through the mid terms.

      • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        Not true! It’s Nazis. Ukraine is run by Nazis.

        Putin is a Liar too. But he knows when he is doing it. I’m not sure our leaders can make or care to make the distinction any more.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:02 am #

          Lying to gain something is not moral, but it is not pathological either.

          I notice the war mongers are trying to paint Putin as not in his right mind. He’s deadly clear on what he is doing.

        • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

          The 2014 Rotfront Maidan Gangsters use the Ukrainian version of Contras, ambitious paramilitaries, as enforcers.

          The ruling elite that have seized power in America use this same pattern again and again.

          Depose the local
          Install the puppet
          Steal the gold
          Grab the oil
          Hire the gangs
          Launder the monies
          Lie about all off it

          Can’t these depraved psychopaths just allow countries to do business, for chrissakes?

          • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

            of

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:16 pm #

            install a central bank is usually second on the list if not already there.

          • Paula D March 3, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

            justanotherguy I tried to find an article talking about how the US-backed “rebels” in Libya set up a bank during the US/NATO attack, which people at the time said was “Unusual”.
            I guess that’s down the Memory Hole, but I did find this article talking about how the US froze Libya’s central bank funds, and stole $30 billion in their funds.
            Sounds like what they just did to Russia! Oh, and what they did to Venezuela. And before that, Iran.
            Thieves R’ USA
            And this was before they managed to overthrow Ghaddafi and steal those tons and tons of gold and silver.

            https://apjjf.org/2011/9/18/Peter-Dale-Scott/3522/article.html

          • Paula D March 3, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

            143 tons of gold and 143 tons of silver.

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

        I read that only 28 members from Democrats and Republicans will be attending Biden’s SOTU address.

        This was the only thing for which he could get all of them to jump out of their seats to applaud.

        Like with the Genocide Olympics, I won’t be watching.

        • jgalt February 28, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

          Amazing they can question Putin’s competence, but not that of the incompetent and seemingly senile leader of the free world. (what a joke) Seems everyone in MSM is afraid to tell the evil emperor he has no clothes. As for me, I worry about this imbecile and his wicked administration deliberately starting the third world war, which they are most surely pushing. We have no real leadership, no Chesty Pullers, General McArthur’s

          • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

            no Chesty Pullers, General McArthur’s – jgalt

            ===========

            Why is Pullers plural but McArthur’s possessive?

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

            for the love of GOD, when will you start using quotes when quoting folks?

          • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 11:12 pm #

            For the love of God, capitalize the first letter of each sentence.
            I have informed Qshtick that if he doesn’t quit correcting others here, I will ban him. — JHK Admin

          • Alfred March 1, 2022 at 7:22 am #

            JHK – Really?

            Personally, I find Q to be very annoying and that’s why I simply IGNORE him.

            Ban him? No.

            If you ban him, ban me too.

            Alfred.

          • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 8:56 am #

            McArthur wanted to start a nuclear war with China moron.

          • Islander March 1, 2022 at 11:42 am #

            JHK admin,

            Thanks.

            Super-annoying.

      • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 4:38 pm #

        Burisma Biden, War President!
        Viceroy Harris, reporting for duty!

      • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

        Biden seen his opportunities and took ’em – Billy H

        ===========

        saw

    • Alfred February 28, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      It’s all playing out as if there were no Trump Presidency at all. These plans would have been executed in 2016 had Clinton won the presidency.

      The impeachment of Trump over Ukraine was the cover up you speak of. This is has a different motive, one in the same with the purveyors of COVID. I think the Russians are a thorn in the side of the WEF. Friggin’ bears do whatever they want. The tricky part in this thesis is the apparent rapprochement between China and Russia. Is it real?

      China’s fingerprints are all over COVID, so are ‘Merica’s. The Biden’s seem to be just fine fucking Ukraine in one sense of the word, and fucking China in another sense of the word.

      Me thinks, China will fuck Russia, in that first sense of the word, and then fuck the Biden’s in the same way, AFTER, they get all they want from him.

      I’m buying that Russia’s motivation is NATO and the Donbass, but I’d bet they are being manipulated into a trap and are about to be neutralized in the real war being prosecuted by the WEF and the Globalist Billionaire Cartel.

      • kendar667 February 28, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

        This is Putin we’re talking about here right? I can’t see him getting manipulated into a trap by the globalist pigs, he’s far too experienced for that gambit. It might be the reverse, Putin may be using the NATO/Donbass thing as a pretext for his actual goal. Think of it this way: Putin, being well aware of the Nazi money laundering crime wave that is Ukraine and who’s behind it (thorn in the WEF side as you said), prosecutes this “invasion” with a remarkable degree of restraint and precision. Almost like he’s interested in not making too much of a mess and is keen on preserving certain people and intel for evidence, you know, should the need arise to use it in the near future.

        You could be right about China though, and you’re definitely right about the Trump impeachment being a cover-up for Ukraine/US corruption.

        • Fools Rushin March 1, 2022 at 9:00 am #

          Putin was a KGB Lt. Col. You think his mentality has changed. He sent thousands to Gulags. He will liquidate thousands of innocent Ukrainians while you ass clowns blame Biden. GD you’re stupid.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

        Alfred, I think it is the globalist who will get screwed by Putin. For all his faults, he’s streets ahead of them. The WEF gang live in a globalist bubble and have no idea of reality. Don’t forget, Schwab isn’t a businessman or even a pol; he’s an academic.

        • Islander February 28, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

          You may be right about Schwab not being up to Putin—I sure hope so. But he is not really an academic.
          He is more like Gates—leading an international NGO-like enterprise, although it is not an NGO. But it acts like one.
          His training is engineering.
          His family’s business was an engineering business.
          That company was a Nazi model company in the forefront of developing certain items needed for German nuclear arms.
          His wife’s family’s business is an engineering company with heavy interests in AI.

          • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:24 am #

            Thanks, Islander. I stand corrected! He’s still a monster and needs to face justice.

    • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

      The first thing the gangster government installed in 2014 did, was steal the gold and send it to New York!

  9. lizharmon February 28, 2022 at 10:00 am #

    Twitter is awash this morning with false virtue in the form of Ukranian colors. In most cases, these colors are wedged right in between the rainbow and pronouns. It’s rather breathtaking how easy it is to mindfuck the gender confused.

    • Night Owl February 28, 2022 at 10:14 am #

      Indeed. The (astroturf) trends column is more absurd than usual.

    • Ron Anselmo February 28, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Liz – Maybe not breathtaking – seems anyone who can’t understand there are no more than two genders, is probably an easy mark – wide open to mindfuckery.

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      This is what awaited the Ukrainian people. Putin has saved them from the Rainbow.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        That’s also why the West hates Putin. It’s not just Ukraine and the Crimea and natural gas; it’s because he refuses to kowtow to the alphabet people or the green garbage.

        • Alfred March 1, 2022 at 8:08 am #

          Russia is getting Canceled.

          Same tactics used everyday in woke-clown-world.

          1.) Antagonize target until target responds
          2.) Invoke, “it’s not what you said, but how you said it argument”
          3.) Loudly denounce target, reinforce with tons-o-bullshit
          4.) Isolate target and apply pressure until target breaks
          5.) Neutralize target

          • Ron Anselmo March 1, 2022 at 10:00 am #

            Alfred – you could not have hit the nail more squarely on the head. Perfect summary – drove it home in one shot.

          • Islander March 1, 2022 at 11:45 am #

            Exactly. The cancellation tactic.

            But, there is a big world out there beyond the West’s cancellation gambit.

            Putin warned others not to interfere in the Ukraine.

            The future of life, or human life, on Earth may depend on the West’s taking him seriously on this.

          • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:25 am #

            They are trying to cancel him, Alfred, but this ain’t a lonely conservative professor on a leftie campus. This is a tough, nuclear armed nation with a proud history.

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      These people – the easily programmed – have gotten to where they will believe anything that Hologram Joe and the CIA-controlled media tells them. It’s cringeworthy to watch.

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

      They went from pussy hats to masks to UKR colors without missing a beat.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

        Paula. Yep. All items of clothing. Easy to wear and easy to change when the next hysteria comes along.

        • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

          I miss my baggy Che chik, my Arafat kaffiya, my red beret!

      • Amman March 3, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

        Oddly familiar phrasing.

  10. JohnAZ February 28, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    Every war the US has conducted has been a wag the dog effort to bolster “Unity” when the political divisions threatened the Deep State.

    Americans are suckers for their very corrupt, over politicized government. Just watch one day of cable or especially network news and analytical programs to find out why. Television , radio, social media are all as responsible for the BS level being so high as much as the education system.

    I am so convinced that the entire mess is being run from an”invisible” globalist liberal organization. To me, the Russian reaction in Ukraine, never discussed by the media, is because it, Putin, knows that it is as much of a target for the anti nationalists as the US is. Unlike the cowards in DC and its media, Putin is fighting these bastards.

    Just a thought, China through the Cartels is setting up a country to oppose the US on on southern border. Mexico and Latin America are sources for peoples that are invading the US to destroy it economy. Are they less of a threat to us than Ukraine is to Russia? We open the border, Russia goes to war to protect itself.

    Story today says that Germany has decided to kick in its 2% to NATO. That really makes me laugh.

    BTW, Fox has been horrible in its coverage.

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      Fox is only a slightly less disagreeable flavor of propaganda.

      • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:12 am #

        They’re just playing ‘good cop’ to CNN’s ‘bad cop’.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 1:13 pm #

          They are playing to their respective market demographics.

          It’s all about advertising revenue. One hour spent being programmed breaks down to about 42 minutes of the main programming of the hour, and 18 minutes of the advertising part of the programming experience.

          Want version A, for example, it’s on CNN. Want version B, it’s on Fox. Same story, different spin… demographics of the respective markets.

    • PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      Yes, I agree with you John.

      Russia has valid, legitimate, and historically proven problems with having a vast military alliance like NATO directly sharing its border.

      What is the role and mission of NATO?

      The Soviet Union has been gone for 30 years.

      NATO is a military alliance in search of enemies. It has no mission.

      • JohnAZ February 28, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        Yup!

      • rainmaker February 28, 2022 at 10:39 am #

        The mission of NATO is to be the reason the American MIC sucks so much taxpayer money out of the country. And ten percent for the Big Guy, of course.

      • Mac February 28, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

        Its mission is to be a customer.

      • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:27 am #

        Pete, NATO is BIGGER now than during the Cold War. I mean, WTF?! I also read what Stoltenberg said a while back about Russian have zero say in Ukraine joining Nato. You just don’t talk to a superpower like that.

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Some morons have even resurrected the word, “krauts”. Shameless War Pigs.

      At the height of our Triumph, the nascent Global Elite had every intention of savaging the American people even as they savaging the Germans.

      Our chickens have come home to roost.

      • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 4:35 pm #

        Some morons have even resurrected the word, “krauts”. Shameless War Pigs. – Jar

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

        Kraut, as in sauerkraut (a German food staple), seems like a pretty harmless pejorative to me.

        • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:26 pm #

          errrrhhhhtt

          kraut, like limey, is a descriptive of the nation and the sailors and the cure to scurvy.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      JAZ-

      I think it’s nearly certain that the Chinese are backstopping cartel activities via shell corporations and other assorted cutouts.

      I wouldn’t be surprised if they were also backing some type of subversion effort in Canada.

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

      FOX finally read the memo.

      Will be interesting to see if Tucker read it. They might have to pre-empt his show with “Special Coverage” if he is not going along to get along.

  11. Bill of Rights February 28, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    “The scant news coming out of Ukraine is so infected with propaganda…”

    Correct Jim Kunstler!

    Otto von Bismark once remarked:

    “The are never more lies than before an election, during a war and after a hunt”

    • JohnAZ February 28, 2022 at 10:10 am #

      Or a fishing trip!

  12. BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 10:07 am #

    Biden’s State of the Union speech ought to be one for the ages. It was announced yesterday the re installation of chain link fence surrounding the White House just in time for Joe Biden’s epic oratory.

    • JohnAZ February 28, 2022 at 10:12 am #

      The in control Dems are believers in Hollywood make believe and selling it to the stupidified public.

      Designated Survivor sends chills up their spines.

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      How many times can that poor tweaking grandpa be juiced up for a public utterance before he turns into a hairball?

      • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

        misread that as twerking at first glance.

        combined with the image of biden and hairball, i just threw up a little.

        • megabeth March 1, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

          I hate to see the old guy lean close and tell anyone anything, as he told the Pope a thing or two about Satchel Page. I can practically smell the denture breath . . . cabbage, Sea Bond, and dead flower stalks.

    • hmuller February 28, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      They won’t put a fence on the border, but protecting American politicians from the people is very serious business.
      And I wish Old MmmmMMVv

      • hmuller February 28, 2022 at 10:23 am #

        Sorry

        And I wish Old Joe would quit making threats to unleash his hordes of screaming drag queens on Putin. After Afghanistan his threats sound as lame as Lindsey Graham warning of his fists of fury.

        • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:31 am #

          I thought fences didn’t work?! But maybe it’s to keep Biden from wandering off.

          • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:49 am #

            Pretty much the latter. The opposition keeps trying to troll him with vans saying “Free Hair!”

          • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

            Guess we won’t be seeing any “coverage” of the Freedom Convoy hitting the Beltway.

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:31 pm #

            a really good troll would be to add 100’s of sign’s to the fence’s around the white house.

            thing’s like “southern border”, mexico/us, no passport / have your vaxport ready, etc.

          • Paula D March 3, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

            Ooh, justanotherguy, great idea!

        • elysianfield February 28, 2022 at 11:44 am #

          ” Lindsey Graham warning of his fists of fury.”

          hmuller,
          Excellent!

    • Prospero February 28, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

      Hopefully, Biden can stay awake and remain coherent long enough to read the speech his handlers have prepared for this occasion. Yeah, right! I’m going to skip this embarrassing episode and just read a brief summary tomorrow night.

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      Biden’s SOTU will make “My ding a ling” seem like Handel’s Messiah.

      • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:33 pm #

        be great to get him stuck on “my ding a ling” as a virus song just before he goe’s on.

  13. dplainview February 28, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Q: Aren’t the Russians merely Antifa but on a grander scale?

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:15 am #

      Antifa in the US are actually furthering fascist agendas for the PTB, so no, I’d say the Ukraine nazis are more like Antifa.

      • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

        Yeah, but if you take “anti-fascist” literally, then it’s the Russians.
        Antifa in the US are brownshirt thugs for the DNC.

        • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

          Neither are Democracies in our sense of complete freedom of the press, civil rights, etc. Putin is probably better since Zelensky and Co overthrew an actual Western Democracy or something close to it.

          Putin is a Fascist (and that doesn’t preclude voting or some freedoms) in his love for his Nation and it traditions. Obviously he fits the Strong Man mold.

          Zelensky would have moved Ukraine towards special rights for all kinds of different groups, etc. Modern American style Communism – which has a strong Maoist input.

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:34 pm #

            lets call it gramsci-ian communism for short.

        • tresho February 28, 2022 at 5:32 pm #

          “if you take “anti-fascist” literally” “Anti-whatever” is the tell that a line of BS is being pushed. Similar terms of late include “democracy”, “expert”, “CDC”, and “FBI”.

          • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

            Yes, people are against the antifa and they are against Fascism too. How does that work? Maybe because they don’t know what Fascism is and can’t be bothered to find out.

            The antifa actually do know: It’s Nationalism. Thus they seek to destroy anything and everything that supports a nation and its institutions. A motely collection of crazed idealists and vicious freaks.

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

      No. But the Chechens are close?

  14. PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 10:10 am #

    Russia is once again being used as the boogeyman and whipping boy by the MSM as a means to justify the corporatist/globalist and Deep State agenda.

    One one hand, Russia is a fearsome enemy. On the other, it is stumbling and weak. The drivel coming from the MSM over this conflict is straight out of Nazi propaganda.

    The “heroes of western civilization” like Zelensky are bravely fighting the Russian aggressor, who wants to bring ‘authoritarianism’ to Europe.

    The border to Ukraine is what is paramount. Not the US/Mexico border, or any other border in which the globalist cabal which runs most of the planet holds power.

    • Disaffected February 28, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Yeah, pushing Zelensky as some kind of hero really pushes the limits of credulity. Jumped the shark, they did.

      • Jimpa March 4, 2022 at 7:59 am #

        It’s shocking the number of people who buy it on Zelensky. Even I did at the beginning. Why? because somebody said he was comparitively better than the former Presients there. Then you have the MSM saying he and his family will die fighting for Ukraine. People just eat that stuff up.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      One simple fact the entire MSM are overlooking is that the current Russian Army is a shadow of the Soviet Red Army.

      The current Russian Army has something like 300k on active duty.

      In the ’80s, the Soviet Red Army had something in the range of 3-4 million on active duty.

      But, the MSM won’t tell you that because they want everyone’s Cold War memories to drive the erroneous fear that the current Russian Army is enormous as the Soviet one.

      • PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 11:32 am #

        Of course.

        Moreover, the MSM does not and will not provide context to any of this conflict, including the full versions of Putin’s public speeches on Ukraine. I read the NYT’s heavily edited version of Putin’s first speech on the Ukraine war, complete with NYT opinion on every paragraph of Putin’s speech, but not his whole unedited speech. It tells you everything. The MSM does not want people to think for themselves.

        I’m not anti-Ukrainian. On behest of Tsarina Catherine the First, my family helped create the Russian border between the Ottoman and Russian Empires. The people who live in Ukraine are good people. It’s sad to see what is happening.

        However, pushing NATO up to the border with Russia is a terrible mistake by the West.

        Every invasion of Russia has come from the West. The Germans did it twice in the last century, along with the Poles, and other powers. Russia must not allow another imperialistic power to threaten their sovereignty like that again.

        • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

          That’s a good point, Pete. Napoleon’s invasion in 1812 is perhaps to distant to be relevant (perhaps not) but in 1914 immense German/Austrian armies drove deep into Russian territory. Russia military casualties exceeded 2 million soldiers in WW1.

        • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          The US media will not allow Americans to read primary sources and make up their own minds.
          They almost always ignore Putin’s speeches, but if they “cover them” it is always as you say, excerpts mixed thoroughly with ridiculous interpretations and outright propaganda.
          I read Putin’s speeches by going to RU, but now the US is censoring that website.
          We must remain ignorant and in the dark!

        • Jo-G February 28, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

          I think the Mongols came from the East. They were more successful than either the French or the Germans.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Russia#Mongol_invasion_and_vassalage_(1223%E2%80%931480)

          Looks like over 200 years of the Mongol Yoke, about as long as the
          USA has existed.

        • jgalt February 28, 2022 at 6:44 pm #

          The West agreed during the Clinton administration not to bring Ukraine into NATO and not to place offensive weapons on Ukraine soil. President Obama and Biden broke that promise, and in addition to bringing about the Maiden insurrection to remove a government friendly to Russia, started pushed for Ukraine membership. Putin warned the West that that was an existential threat and offered to negotiate. Apparently, Biden and the deep state is hell-bent on bringing about a war with Russia, No one ever talks about the Russian history of being invaded by the Ottoman empire, Poland, Sweden, before the Germans in WWII. This invasion would not have taken place if Biden and NATO had agreed there would be no membership for Ukraine, or the original agreement signed by President Clinton had been honored. Does not make war acceptable, but there are guilty parties on both sides.

      • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

        It is an excellent point. I kept hearing of 100K+ Russian troops on the Ukraine border.

        With the size of their army, it is a significant number, but not a real invasion force. It is what they likely determine they need to protect the mere few hundred kilometers separating Moscow from the border. In a grander scheme, it ‘s not a massive army. They have 7 other time zones worth of land mass to protect.

        Their strength is in superior weapons systems, huge force multipliers, developed and paid for at a fraction of what the US spends for projects like the F35.

    • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

      That “border” is so vital “Joe Biden” is sending CBC agents to Europe.

      • jgalt February 28, 2022 at 6:45 pm #

        Only to allow more illegals to invade the U.S.

    • malthuss February 28, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

      one one hand?

  15. NickelthroweR February 28, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    It is noteworthy that the same people demanding mask mandates and vaccines are also the very same people supporting the NAZI’s in Ukraine. It is really sad to see how easily people can be conned but it is what it is.

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      Ukrainian President Zelensky is Jewish.

      • malthuss February 28, 2022 at 11:25 am #

        yes–and some say VP is also ‘that’.

      • NickelthroweR February 28, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

        Are you a racist? Are you saying that a Jew can not be a National Socialist? What else can’t Jews be? Please enlighten us.

        Wake up!

        • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

          Gladly, Nick: Indeed they can be. Likud is just that, being completely for Israel as a exclusively Jewish state.

          German National Socialism – which I’m assuming is the model for the Azov faction, would not want a Jewish president, lol. Feel silly yet? Who are they for? Why, the Germans. Or in this case, the Russo-Ukrainians.*

          I checked the Wiki: More than half of the Azovs are Russian speakers. I’m assuming they hate Putin because he doesn’t want an exclusively White Russian, Russia.

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

            once again, you don’t know your history.

            there were several prominent jews serving with the nazis in germany.

            https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/ellen-feldman-nazi-germany

            very easy to find if you admit it and do a simple search.

            your assertion is simplistic and juvenile.

          • Jarek March 1, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

            “Several”! Just like the tiny number of hermaphrodites was (is?) used by the nascent Trans-Rights movement to invalidate the idea of two sexes. This is a common ploy of Leftists who construct an entire counter narrative based on exceptions anomalies.

            Juvenile or basic? If you don’t know the difference, you are doing the same thing, whether you’re a Leftist or not.

            Actually there were more than several. Many Jews served in the Nazi armed forces. Maybe they were Jews according to the strict Nuremberg code, in other words mixed people who identified with their German side, German culture, and the German cause. Or perhaps ultra-careerists. I assume if people in both these categories were essential or really good at their jobs, their heritage was overlooked. No Cause will succeed without a very healthy dose of pragmatism, eh?

      • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

        Nuland, Kagan, and Soros say hello- neocons gotta neocon.

        Ukraine, oddly, is majority Orthodox.
        The entire illegitimate regime has been notably ethnic since Yulia Timenov.

        Historically, 78% of the Prohibition gangs were notably ethnic, too.

        It’s a gangster culture, has been since that old slave-raider, Abraham the Lucifer.
        (“What?! Who, me? I didn’t get us kicked out of civilization, no siree, that was some other guy! Really!”)

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      Those same people root for Zelensky to recklessly distribute firearms to untrained Ukrainian civilians while they rage for total gun confiscation and ending the 2A in the US.

      • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 11:39 am #

        Communists aren’t against guns, just their enemies having them.

      • NickelthroweR February 28, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        At the end of the 2nd World War, Germany began arming children too and after the war, we prosecuted those that committed that particular war crime. This will be no different.

        Handing out guns to children is punishable by death.

  16. malthuss February 28, 2022 at 10:13 am #

    Thanks Jim for your blog. Its one of my top 3.

    HECKLER, I saw this,
    Saw a friend in New Hampshire who did videos going around to local liquor stores, they are missing all their Russian vodka with notes on shelves saying the governor has demanded all of it be removed.
    Idiotic in the extreme.

    • Night Owl February 28, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      Aaaahahahahahahahahaha

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 10:18 am #

      Oh my God! What next? Playing `Freedom roulette’?

    • Ron Anselmo February 28, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      That’ll put a ding in ’em. As I understand it, Russia exports 1.2% of their vodka to the US. I can hear them cryin’ already.

    • benr February 28, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Freedom Fries anyone?

      • hmuller February 28, 2022 at 10:41 am #

        I remember those from 2003. How dare the frogs not join the Iraq invasion. At least the purging of all things French didn’t extend to freedom poodles and freedom kissing.
        Meanwhile, horde your Russian salad dressing before it’s banished to the grocery gulag.

        • GreenAlba February 28, 2022 at 11:27 am #

          Freedom roulette?

      • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:21 am #

        I guess the Big Lebowski will have to drink White Freedoms from now on.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

        Victory Vodka!

        • megabeth March 1, 2022 at 10:22 am #

          And Victory Gin for Winston Smith.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Obeying a government DEMAND as a protest against a head of state using force to get what he wants.

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:17 am #

      Yes. Now I have seen that most states have directives to liquor stores forcing the removal of Russian vodka.

      Notice though it was voluntary back in the Iraq war days with the French wine.

      Now it’s dictated. So, part of the psyops.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        It never occurs to the store owners to ignore the demands?

        • NickelthroweR February 28, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

          Maybe the State will seize their bank accounts and pull their liquor licenses.

          Gosh, where have I seen that happen recently?

        • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 10:54 am #

          The covid19 programming has held well.

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      I read that most “Russian” vodka sold in the US isn’t made in Russia.

      But let the suckers make their “statements” by pouring “Russian” vodka into the streets.

  17. Disaffected February 28, 2022 at 10:14 am #

    Yep. Someone certainly screwed up when they chose Brandon as the latest iteration of US Hustler in Chief, a role much more suited for someone of Bill Clinton’s or Barack Obama’s unique talents. The poor old fool can’t lie convincingly to save his soon to be expired life, a terminal liability for someone whose very reason for being is to peddle bullshit.

    • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      But President Potato Head has the media firmly behind him trying their best to make him look like a fearless, commanding figure. From today’s Yahoo news feed:

      “Biden’s aides say his actions in recent days were an example of the caution and consensus-building that have always been at the heart of his sales pitch to voters. In his State of the Union address Tuesday, Biden is expected to focus on inflation and the still-recovering economy, a primary concern to the public.

      But drafts of the speech have been revised repeatedly throughout the week to take account of Biden’s challenge to President Vladimir Putin of Russia and the sweep of events in Europe, all with an eye firmly fixed on Biden’s place in history.”

      You can’t make this stuff up.

      • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        LOL!!

        “Believe us, not your lying eyes/ears”

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:45 am #

        Biden’s place in history is as an asterisk and as a Chinese ashtray.

        • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 10:52 pm #

          reminds me – i’ve got a chinese supplier lined up for some bidenhead urinal splashies.

          gonna improve beer sales at least 120%

      • Prospero February 28, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

        Biden could remind us of his greatest accomplishment: Getting the US out of Afghanistan. Perhaps he can repeat this miracle and get Russia out of the Ukraine.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      Disaffected,

      there’s no bench. Bill & Barack were both very talented and charismatic crooks. Now there’s only common, mediocre crooks available.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

        Bill- now there’s a skilled liar.

        • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          Skilled liar? Bubba Bill used to glaze my eyes over with his faux-earnest logorrhea. Yes, I reluctantly voted for him, but damn, if he didn’t remind me of Eddie Haskell! Or maybe Jon Lovitz’ “That’s the ticket!” character on Saturday Night Live.

      • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:12 pm #

        Bill as ”folksy” and Obama as a ”skilled orator” were both media creations also, like George the Lesser after 9-11 was turned into a great Fearless Leader.
        Obama always reminds me of William Shatner when he speaks.
        Why is Shatner ridiculed for his speech patterns and Obama lauded?
        That is spin, right there.

        • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

          The conservatives were right about Obama, he can’t speak well without the teleprompter.

          Love this:

          https://youtu.be/poz6W0znOfk

          • SW February 28, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            He should have been awarded an Oscar for Best Actor in a a supporting role. Supporting Soros, Gates, the Clintons, the Bushes, the Fed, the Big Pharma companies, the insurance companies, the Bidens (who will soon be obsolete when Joe keels over), and anyone else who kept him in power and Michele in new clothes.

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 11:06 am #

      He needs to do the SOTU unshaven, in a t shirt, and wearing a helmet. These props will help him. He’s being upstaged by the Ukrainian actor.

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:17 am #

        Excellent idea, Jarek, except it wouldn’t do for him to have his beard sprouting behind his ears. Tight face-lift, you know.

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      Like Obama said, “Give Joe half a chance and he’ll fuck things up.”

  18. getsome February 28, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Clear insight written in superb prose James Howard.
    -“homicides they carried out and will be criminally liable for”.
    Unlike days of yore, when the malefactors could enlist the church to threaten the sanctions of god, thereby “hiding”, this medium we’re using is All Seeing. One can be found as to abode, place of work, upcoming appearances etc… As these “powers” are quite aware of this (threat assessments), we’ll know exactly when they’re panicking by the attempt to censor the CFN type sites. In that they must enlist gov’t apparatchiks to effect this, we will have clearly identified positions to “appeal” to. It only takes one/two successfully conducted appeals to render such tomfoolery void. Or else the move up in appeals.
    Many fall back on the thinking, if the criminal justice system fails, that upon death, justice will prevail. I would opt to hedge that bet, if needed for myself or mine. Nuff Said.

  19. malthuss February 28, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    See Unz.com

    theres now an Arbery day.

    Ahmaud Arbery
    The following acts are relevant: . On March 14, 2013, security camera Video from South Georgia Technical College reveals Mr. Arbery provided a friend a pair of wire cutters to use as a weapon as he, the friend, and others waited for another group of men to appear. When the other group arrived, Mr. Arbery and the others engaged in a violent fight; .’
    On December 3, 2013, Glynn County Police reports reveal Mr. Arbery unlawfully concealed a handgun into his waistband and tried to gain admission into a high school basketball game

    • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Ahmaund is ready to take his place in the pantheon of martyrs. He also had used the “I’m just out jogging” routine to burglarize before but that wasn’t allowed to be brought up at his trial.

      • thwack February 28, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        I think he may have been autistic?

        Ive watched a lot of video of him, and he seemed pretty goofy for a blk guy; what 25 year old blk male doesn’t have a cell phone?

        Autism would also explain his repeated trips to the house under construction, where he just walks around looking but doesn’t take anything?

        I know autism is a “white thing”; but some blk people do have it; its just not recognized as such because they are black.

        • malthuss February 28, 2022 at 11:24 am #

          My understanding is his kind are more likely to be schiz.
          Interesting how almost no black women are anorexic or bulimics- yet many are obese.

          He may have been a drug user.
          Now he is a martyr. He grabbed someone’s gun!

          • Ishabaka February 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            He was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder:
            https://lawofselfdefense.com/ahmaud-arbery-case-seven-facts-the-jury-will-probably-never-hear/

          • thwack February 28, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

            Interesting how almost no black women are anorexic or bulimics- yet many are obese.
            ****************
            Thinness was/is not marketed to blk females in the way it is to white females. White females have the luxury of the choice of appearing small and weak because their value as white women means they will be protected and cared for by white men.

            This is in contrast to blk females who are basically “on their own.”

            Think about how Billie Eilish was sold to teenage white girls?

            “my moms a doctor, my dads an attorney… but Im a moody, depressed, ironic, disaffected blue haired lonely girl alone in my room cutting myself…

            give me a fucking break

        • SpeedyBB March 3, 2022 at 2:06 am #

          Thus you are implying that “autism” (using “quotation marks” because the condition is “controversial”) is not “racist”?

          Who knew?

    • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      Maybe we will be lucky and the canonization of Ahmaud Arbery will encourage other joggers to emulate St. Ahmaud and attempt to yank shotguns out of white guys’ hands, thus assuring themselves of instant martyrdom.

      The main problem I see is running out of Saints’ Days.

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

      C’mon, Malthuss. He was probably stressed about the next day’s neurology exams at medical college

  20. stelmosfire February 28, 2022 at 10:19 am #

    Talk about propaganda and a lame MSM. Take a look at some live streams from Kiev, Ukraine. I don’t see or hear any gunfire.

    https://www.webcamtaxi.com/en/ukraine/kiev/maidan-nezalezhnosti.html

    traffic seems a little light but it’s suppertime. I do see on American TV reporters reporting on scene with helmets and body armor. They’re so brave to be in the “War” zone. If I lived there why would I be huddled underground as they say. I’ve also seen in differant reports that many of the “refugees” are actually headed back to the “Motherland”. Now why would they be evacuating to Russia? Perhaps because they are Russian?

    • Bill of Rights February 28, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      Very interesting webcam. Thank you sir.

  21. Anon1970 February 28, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    Back in 1990, President Gorbachev of the now defunct Soviet Union was led to believe by Secretary of State James Baker that NATO would not be expanded eastward beyond Germany in exchange for the Soviets not objecting to the unification of Germany. But Baker’s assurances were not put in writing and in fact NATO did expand eastward. https://nsarchive.gwu.edu/briefing-book/russia-programs/2017-12-12/nato-expansion-what-gorbachev-heard-western-leaders-early

    Subsequent Russian leaders also objected to NATO’s eastward expansion but they were too weak to do anything about it. Putin drew a line in the sand and said no more expansion of NATO. The Maidan Revolution in Ukraine in 2014, encouraged by the US, led to the Russian takeover of Crimea and its support of Ukraine’s breakaway states in eastern Ukraine.

    • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      Crimea had a referendum and voted on it.

      Takeover, my butt. Why do the Defenders of Democracy hate democracy?

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

        Crimeans have the same right to self determination as the Kosovans did. America bombed Serbia to ensure the latter.

  22. PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    There is a trucker convoy headed to DC to protest the restrictive covid laws in the US.

    The response of the federal government is to erect barricades and call out the national guard.

    Does that sound like a healthy nation, to you?

    • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 10:40 am #

      The American convoy is a silly mistake, imo, unless they adopt a justified raison d’être. C19 vax/mask mandates are pretty much yesterday’s news, aren’t they?

      • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:26 am #

        Still have to mask on a plane.

        90-95% of countries still have a Covid jab requirement for entry.

        Many countries still have test requirements for entry, even if jabbed and boosted.

        Some countries still have isolation and quarantine requirements.

        • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:29 pm #

          The vaccine passports are here, and our government is pretending they are merely a “requirement” of individual businesses, like having to wear pants.

          They are a globalist infringement on our sovereignty, for one.

          • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

            Oh, no doubt, Beryl, no doubt. But is the issue gonna take flight again, like it did last year? I just think that, with the Canadian truckers having already done it, our truckers won’t get much, uh, mileage out of their encore as it’s currently constituted.

            Why not go for the gusto and force the actual issue at hand — the crooks are in charge and we gotta blast ‘em outta their hides-holes. I wanna see our truckers encircling the swamp so’s we can march in with our pitchforks to annihilate the bastards!

          • GreenAlba February 28, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

            JTin

            We need a convoy to encircle the Davos meeting in May (theme: Working Together, Restoring Trust). They’ve already rescheduled – I’m surprised they dare show their faces to be honest, since so many people now know what they’re up to. The security must be phenomenal.

          • Paula D March 3, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

            Green Alba, some years ago on Amtrak, I met a couple from Switzerland.
            I asked them why no one ever protested the Davos meeting and they said that the only way in other than private jets was a lift (?) and that they had guards there making sure that no riffraff was allowed to take it up the mountain.

          • GreenAlba March 3, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

            Well, that explains it! They obviously chose the location carefully. It sounds even more like a Bond-villain setting.

        • SpeedyBB March 3, 2022 at 2:15 am #

          Most third-world countries don’t have a clue, or have the wrong clue. They aren’t even making a profit off the nonsense, so “Follow the Money” doesn’t work.

          They simply ape whever the current mood and motion with “the authorities” happens to be.

          It’s pathetic.

          The other thing that burns me is how the Chinese, who have a perfectly good, if useless, vaccine in Sinovac and Sinopharm, feel they have to leap onto the mRNA

        • SpeedyBB March 3, 2022 at 2:24 am #

          Most third-world countries don’t have a clue, or have the wrong clue. They aren’t even making a profit off the nonsense, so “Follow the Money” doesn’t work.

          They simply ape whever the current mood and motion with “the authorities” happens to be.

          It’s pathetic.

          The other thing that burns me is how the Chinese, who have a perfectly good, if useless, vaccine in Sinovac and Sinopharm, feel they have to leap onto the mRNA merry-go-round, even though its colossal downside is patently obvious.

          I doubt their motive is population extermination. Just the opposite: now they are getting antsy about deflating birth rates.

      • workingclasshero March 1, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

        Where I live no one wears masks in stores except the faithful clueless, but all employees have to wear masks while working a shift. Probably one reason there are so many help wanted signs up. I think the mask and vaccine mandates on school kids and working people are insane and still worth giving support to a protest movement no matter how ill-timed by international events overtaking them.

        • Paula D March 2, 2022 at 12:00 am #

          Same here.
          It enrages me to see that they have lifted mask mandates on adults, but kept them for children.
          They are evil.

  23. JohnAZ February 28, 2022 at 10:25 am #

    Dis

    I am waiting for the wall to be built around the government sector of DC. Most of the European cities during feudal times built self protection walls to ward off feuding lords. The idiots in DC are going to build theirs against the people of the US.

    How about the US dividing into four sections with four capitals.

    The mid Atlantic to New England area. DC or NY.

    The South. Minority driven. Atlanta

    The Midwest and mountain states. Kansas City

    The West Coast. Technology driven. Sacramento

    The borders could be arbitrary, good example Texas, South or West?

    How soon after division would the sectors start to fight each other?

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:22 am #

      Great Lakes states out to Montana, I say, with the biggest Great Lakes cities encysted behind their own walls, where they can slaughter each other like Medicis and leave the rest of us the fuck alone.

      • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        Throw Idaho in there.

        Idaho is cool, other than the Commiefornian infestation in Boise and the resort where all the billionaires gather to plot.

        • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

          Amusing video from Nick Johnson.

          https://youtu.be/GGWWKz_Losw

          Idaho’s top google search in quarantine (whatever that means) is “delete facebook.”

    • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

      Build that wall, then fill it with water!

  24. Bill of Rights February 28, 2022 at 10:26 am #

    “SWIFT: As the financial industry’s NEUTRAL and trusted infrastructure provider, we help our community of over 11,000 institutions move value around the world reliably and securely.”

    How can “Joe Biden” or any politician for that matter “cut off Russia” from SWIFT? Wouldn’t that be like telling Apple “you will stop doing business with Russia immediately”?

    SWIFT is a private company with HQ in Belgium. The shareholders are the banks which use its wire transfer services.

    A Russian gent is the 3rd person listed on the board of directors.

    • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      They (whoever “they” are) were able to stop the legal transfer of donations through GoFundMe so it seems to me the money flow can be manipulated quickly. Remember, our money now is primarily digital — bank accounts, debit or credit cards and the Fed on a higher level.

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      The beast has two hands, one “public” and one “private”. Private does bad things all the time, just like individuals in everyday life. Private controls our money supply against the wishes of the Founders as written in the Constitution.

    • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      How’s The Big Guy getting his 10% cut? The old fashioned way, an envelope stuffed with cash?

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

      Germany to Vlad: Hi, Mr P. Can we have our natural gas now to stop us all freezing this winter?
      Vlad: Sure. That will be X billion euros, please.
      Germany: You accept SWIFT, of course?
      Vlad: Ah, actually I’ve been kicked out of that system. So, I’m sorry but I think I’ll send the natural gas to someone who can actually pay me.

      • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        Better yet, gangsters squat on the Gazprom lines and demand their “transit fees”.

        Okay, reasonable cost of business, until way too many Americans demand a piece too.

        So now Russia, like Iran, like Iraq, has to sell through a third party, who then delivers to the same location.

        Guess who the third party is?
        Yup, the same gangsters who squatted on the supply route in the first place.

        • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

          PS- same pipelines, too; only the paper entity changes.

  25. gustafson.robert.22 February 28, 2022 at 10:29 am #

    “There are no real functioning international news agencies anymore.”

    Nope.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 11:04 am #

      gustafson,

      I thought that was the best observation today. A fog of propaganda, which always existed, has gotten so thick now it’s impossible to know what’s going on.

      I read a few of the mass media screens, a few of the available counter narratives and try to extrapolate some point in between, but it’s very hard.

      Re. the counter narratives: outlets such as RT & saker.is, while worth a look, have turned almost as shrill as NYT, just batting for the other side.

      The most rewarding hour trying to understand the situation is probably spent at moon of alabama. There’s a high proportion of commenters there with a good grasp of history and geopolitics, very international and surprisingly, with a high proportion who don’t necessarily support either side, but make an honest attempt at understanding the situation. Also good links to “citizen reporter” sort of short videos and observations in situ, unmediated by an “official” explanation.

      • Starlost February 28, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        “…who don’t necessarily support either side…”? Do we also not know whether Russia attacked Ukraine?

        • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

          Starlost, I’m lost! I mean I don’t understand your comment. If you’re asking what I think you’re asking, then yes and no.

          Ukraine, and the West, have been attacking Russia for 30 years. Bringing offensive weapons by expanding NATO, round after round of sanctions, persecution and shelling against ethnic Russian populations, the whole Yugoslavia affair when Belgrade (a close Russian ally) was bombed and Kosovo recognized, it’s a long list.

          And yes, we know, strictu sensu, Russia invaded Ukraine – right after Ukraine threatened to first, join NATO, and when that was shot down, asserting it would pursue nuclear weapons.

          So, a bit of context is useful. “Russia attacked Ukraine” (with its assumption of good guys and bad guys) is not a very good tool to explain what we’re seeing.

          • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            I’d like to learn more about the possible/alleged bioweapons labs in the area.

            More fuel for the fire.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

            Not_George, the blog Alaskan provided is good. I’m perusing it. Look at this photo of Fauci. Stuff of nightmares.

            Gain of function ghoul. When is Bergoglio going to make a statement about that? We’ve had enough about African migrants and gays from him. Isn’t he supposed to be a moral authority? What does he say about this?

            http://dilyana.bg/potential-pandemic-bird-flu-modified-to-be-more-dangerous-in-new-risky-nih-research/

        • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

          Ukrainian military have been attacking the Russian separatist republics in Donbas since 2015 against the MINSK Accords.

          Saw a video yesterday with Max Blumenthal interviewing a former American from Texas who moved to Donbas ten years ago. He married a lady there and they live five miles from a military installation that likes to fly huge Nazi flags. The region is regularly shelled with houses blown up. One woman lost her husband, her ten year old daughter and her arm was blown off. She had to dig her three year old and newborn out of the rubble. She is Russian and speaks Russian.

          THIS is why Putin went in and declared the two breakaway republics on his western border as “Independent”. He waited seven years too long.

          Also, no one seems to want to talk about the 30 US Bioweapons labs scattered throughout Ukraine.

          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9Mfv2M9q8vc

          • SW February 28, 2022 at 10:53 pm #

            While war is a serious business, some famous and wannabe famous people never lose an opportunity to make make fools of themselves. You MUST click on the hilarious (unintentionally hilarious) sorta rap poem some actress wrote.

            Actress AnnaLynne McCord posted a video of herself reciting a poem about how things would have been different if she had been Putin’s mother. It must be seen to be believed.

            https://mobile.twitter.com/iamannalynnemcc/status/1496877541772062727?s=21

      • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 11:59 am #

        The the best propaganda I’ve seen so far is pics of, hot, scantily clad young ladies striking seductive poses on rooftops, gripping a Kalashnikov rifle, with the caption underneath reading:

        ‘Ukrainian Patriots Defending Their Country Against Russian Aggression’

        Where do I sign up? Lol.

        • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

          Partisan Chic. One of the funniest bits I’ve seen was about a he who had become a she but went back to he to “fight the invaders”.

          Vaudeville, burlesque, grand guignol, I don’t even know what category to file that under.

        • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

          BRH: just before they kill 257 Chechen special force dudes and knock out 40 Russian tanks.

    • SpeedyBB March 3, 2022 at 3:19 am #

      “…no functioning news agencies…”

      Artist Robert Crumb, domiciled in France, put it succinctly:

      “You don’t have journalists over there anymore, what they have is public relations people. That’s what they have over in America now. Two-hundred and fifty thousand people in public relations. And a dwindling number of actual reporters and journalists.”

  26. D from OR February 28, 2022 at 10:33 am #

    No doubt the Russia/Ukraine conflict is Covid related.

    Here is my take/speculation:

    China/Russia know who is really behind the virus and it is the cabal (Clinton/Obama crew) currently running the U.S.

    China tipped Russia off about the US involvement in the virus and leaking it in their country and making them take the blame. Didn’t have to tip them off really as it is obvious.

    Likely Russia was aware of the labs in Ukraine and with the Covid-19 waning, Biden crumbling polls and jab deaths piling up the desperate would try another round of virus. They could blame Russia and cover up the jab deaths this way.

    Russia bombed the labs in Ukraine under the guise of taking out specific military targets but it was also to take out the labs. Dealing with the other issues Ukraine related would be used as cover.

    Our country/s lack of competent leadership will become more and more obvious, Crisises in politics and economics in April will not be something they will be able to fix. It will open many eyes.

    Talking to Covidians about the virus scam will be interesting in a few months.

    • Starlost February 28, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      Evidence?

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:31 am #

      D-

      The US is involved in all kinds of biological hijinks in Ukraine and Georgia:

      https://armswatch.com/documents-expose-us-biological-experiments-on-allied-soldiers-in-ukraine-and-georgia/

    • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      My money’s on the Covidians won’t want to talk.

      I’m not sure I’m interested in what they might say.

      • Ron Anselmo March 3, 2022 at 12:04 am #

        Yes NGT – they already won’t talk. Prick that I am, I’ve taken to asking them, “Where’s COVID? Has anyone seen COVID?” – no answers.

        After 15 seconds of embarrassed silence, I follow up with, “I guess Biden stopped the virus, just like he said he would when he was running for election?”.

        Embarrassed silence again. I love it.

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      When Russia and China issued their joint statement on the first day of the Olympics, they both called for an honest investigation into the origins of SARS 2 and for a stop to US bioweapon labs on Russia’s border.
      Maybe that’s why the US pushed Ukraine to step up the attacks on the citizens of Donbass.

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

      The problem with all this taking out and bombing biolabs is that you release what’s inside them…

      • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

        Yes. Chances are much better that the plan is to seal them off and then study exactly what the US is up to putting bioweapons labs in Ukraine and collecting Russian blood and DNA.
        I have my guesses.

  27. Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 10:42 am #

    Dictator Ardern finally got told by a court:

    https://www.newzworldtoday.com/new-zealand-high-court-landmark-case-crushes-jacinda-arderns-covid-19-jab-mandates-not-demonstrably-justified-breach-of-bill-of-rights/

    Why has it taken two whole years for people to understand that this was not about a virus?

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      Docile Western populations are so completely indoctrinated and brainwashed they are no longer capable of critical thinking, or even asking basic questions about extraordinary claims?

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

        Makes one wonder:

        Why is it that from the beginning of Covid so many of us knew we would never submit to an experimental jab with no long term safety studies?

        Since I graduated college in 1973 I have been spending my days reading books, attending lectures etc. and the bottom line for me is that I realize all the US government has ever done is to lie.

        Republicans and Democrats.

        Yet I have relatives and (former) friends who raced to the lines to get jabbed against a virus with a 99.97 survival rate.

        Some very “smart” people have been sucked into the mass formation while there is a solid 30% who just refuse to drink the Kool-Aid.

        What makes that 30% so solidly immune to all the propaganda?

        • Jo-G February 28, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

          “all the US government has ever done is to lie.”
          Who recently described current Western Civilization as an “Empire of Lies”?

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      At last: A kick to her balls.

      • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

        LMAO!!!

  28. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 10:45 am #

    I’m probably behind the times on this, but I thought Russia had hypersonic missiles that we can’t match. Isn’t that situation putting the West in a dangerous spot? Would somebody knowledgeable please explain?

    • D from OR February 28, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      What does that have to do with anything? Note we aren’t fighting them – it’s just our weapons. The Ukrainians have don’t know how to use the weapons so how threatening is that to Russia?

      They don’t have to waste a missile to destroy us. We’re doing it on our own.

      • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 11:32 am #

        Mmmhmm. Yer right. I still wanna know about the hypers.

        • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

          Putin already gave notice that Russia will not do what they did in the other wars, lose millions of people while other countries go without civilian casualties
          The supersonic missiles are for that. If the US continues to manipulate death and destruction from abroad, Russia will take it to the source.
          Personally, I would take him at his word.

          • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

            Jeez, I tried to search for the exact speech and all I got was page after page of war propaganda about Ukraine.

        • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:36 am #

          The Russkies have hypersonics; we have hyperinflation. Not fair at all!

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      JT,

      I’m not knowledgeable, but here’s my take. Russia is keeping a lot in reserve.

      We’re seeing just a fraction of their resources at play. Troop levels are relatively low, and not necessarily first-tier. Lots of aging armor and weapons. Air supremacy could be a lot stronger, in fact they could have wrapped this up already using air strikes alone if they were to conduct an American style operation. Regarding this, I think they are making an attempt at minimizing civilian damage. Perhaps they know the “optics” would be bad and generate a lot of propaganda opportunities for the other side. I think they are deluded if they think they can win the info war, but my impression is that they are treading carefully when it comes to “collateral damage”.

      There’s the hypersonic and other advanced rocketry that’s not being used. Their cyber warfare is absent so far, too.

      They haven’t used the energy tool (shutting off gas to Europe, oil exports to the US) despite harsh sanctions, which is very puzzling.

      All kinds of trouble could be started from their allies in Latin America (Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua), yet they haven’t. Same with Syria.

      There’s other elements that make me conclude that they’re in this for the long haul, and not revealing their hand early on. There’s no way back for them. If they withdrew now, Ukraine would become a much more difficult, aggressive problem than it was a week ago.

      They probably see this as a long chess game. Winning it is something like pushing back NATO and inflicting a serious humiliation on the US and Europe. This is only the early stages, probing in a way, seeing what’s the minimum amount of force needed to accomplish their goals. The other team has pretty much shown their hand almost in full by now. Sanctions, propaganda, stupid gesturing like canceling flights, football matches and vodka. This is not much, and what else do they have? Not much. An all out land war in Eurasia is unthinkable at this point. Nuclear? The Russkis are reminding them to not even think about that.

      Just my 2¢: we ain’t seen nothing yet.

      • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        I think I agree with you, Ron. And, hypers aside, the unthinkable is becoming way too close for comfort. I certainly don’t trust “Joe Biden” to calm any waters anywhere. Nor BoJo. Nor Macron. Nor any of the meat puppets currently “in charge.”

        • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          Sorry. Rulo, not Ron. Rulo is not a legitimate name, according to my iPad.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

            No worries! Glad to be confused with Ron, he’s a good poster here (hi, Ron!).

            Your iPad is right, Rulo is not a legitimate name. Just a silly old nickname. It means “curl” – curly hair here, see.

          • Ron Anselmo March 1, 2022 at 12:13 am #

            Rulo – you’re too gracious. I hardly think JT confused us based upon similar content & intellect. Most likely, an auto-correct feature, where he typed in Rulo, and it defaulted to Ron.

            I’ll take the compliment anyhow though. Thanks. I owe you a long correspondence and promise to get to it soon thru another channel.

            I’m with you on this one – trying to sort out all sides, using as many disparate sources as possible, but haven’t come to a real crystallization yet. May require a long discussion over dinner to try and suss it out.

            Until then, give my best to the Unruly Farmer. Hope she doesn’t mind, but that moniker may stick with me. I think.

            Hope all’s well on the farm. Talk soon, my friend.

        • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

          JTin: the gentlemen you named would be very happy to kick of a limited nuclear exchange just to keep themselves in power and hide their criminal activities concerning Covid.

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

        Supposedly Zelensky is meeting with Putin today in Belarus to negotiate an end to this.

      • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        It is no secret that Russia is trying to minimize causalities, it is announced policy.
        And not just civilian casualties, they have announced that any Ukrainian soldier who lays down his arms will be treated well and released to his family after the war. Putin gave a speech directed towards the UKR conscripts.
        The lying US media told us that 13 soldiers at Snake Island told the Russians “Fuck Putin” and the Russians killed the all.
        Actually, there were 86 soldiers, they surrendered and the Russians fed them and let them call their families to tell them they will be released after the war.
        It is the fanatical Azoz Battalion the Russians are after, as well as the nazis that burned 48 people alive in Odessa on May 2, 2014.
        The announced goals are to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine.
        We don’t have to speculate about more fanciful reasons.

        • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 6:46 pm #

          Actually, there were 86 soldiers, they surrendered and the Russians fed them

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

          …and even gave them ice cream for dessert, chocolate, I think.

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            They gave them borscht and lard, is what I heard.
            It doesn’t sound that appetizing to me, but that might be cultural bigotry on my part.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        I agree, Rulo. The lack of full commitment of Russian forces suggests limited objectives. He’d be mad to take over the whole of Ukraine which is a big place, full of people who hate Russians and a massive economic basketcase. All he needs is to secure the pro-Russian regions (Donbas, Lughansk), destroy the Ukrainian military capability (including all the western hardware we’ve been sending them) and then pull back, keeping a friendly Eastern Ukraine as a buffer zone. Effecting a regime change would be a bonus point too to stop the same thing happening again in 5 years time.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      JT-

      Here is some reading for you:

      https://gjia.georgetown.edu/2019/12/12/russias-hypersonic-weapons/

      https://www.19fortyfive.com/2021/08/russias-hypersonic-weapons-arsenal-all-four-platforms-explained/

      The basic thinking is that hypersonic cruise missile speeds make detection, tracking, engagement, and destruction much harder for the defender.

      Note that the US has no hypersonic cruise missiles. Heck, the US doesn’t even have supersonic cruise missiles at present.

      Also, ballistic missiles are hypersonic, but their flight path is much different than a cruise missile.

      • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        So, yer saying we’re at a deficit. That’s seems ominous to me.

        • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

          “We” aren’t at a defict, JTin. The US MIC is. They don’t represent us.

          • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

            Deficit!

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

            Damn straight Hereward!
            As Eisenhower said,
            “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. […] Is there no other way the world may live?”

    • elysianfield February 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      ” I thought Russia had hypersonic missiles that we can’t match”

      JMD,
      US, for all it’s faults, remains state of the art when it comes to weaponry. We have been developing hypersonic weapons for decades…the Russians, not so much, and those which might be deployed are not far from poorly tested prototypes. Nuclear propulsion? We were testing that concept in the 1950;s.

      You were unaware of the F-117’s until their use in the Gulf War.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Range_Hypersonic_Weapon

      • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        So, yer saying we’re not at a deficit. Maybe we have an advantage?

        • elysianfield February 28, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

          JMD,
          Don’t know, but I’m not concerned with Russia’s claims.

      • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

        From your wiki link:

        “The missile is planned to enter service with the Army in 2023.”

        As of today, the US has no hypersonic capability in service.

        The Serbs figured out how to shoot down the F-117 in the ’90s:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1999_F-117A_shootdown

        The Russians and Chinese have been working on anti-stealth radar for years now:

        https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/chinas-new-anti-stealth-radar-could-mean-big-trouble-americas-f-22-raptor-118221

        • Socrates-Detroit February 28, 2022 at 2:21 pm #

          To me, a lot of this is conjecture. Until there is a real conflict, with real shooting, we common folk cannot know.. These capabilities and attributes are secret.

          While I am vehemently against our (the US) defense establishment, we do need a national defense.

          Even if we did the right thing and left other countries alone, we cannot assume that other large powers would leave us alone. So we need the military.

          That said, the US has bet trillions on stealth technology, the F35 and F22. If the Chinese find a back door to render our “invisible” F22/F35 visible, or negate the F35 ability to locate, target, and destroy an enemy aircraft before the enemy is even aware of the F35, we are done.

          The French bet on the Maginot Line. The Germans went around it. I have a sense history may repeat…

          • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

            I will never forget the time the media showed a US soldier sent to the US border to stop the invasion saying, “I didn’t join the military to stop refugees from coming over the border”.
            You didn’t?
            What else should a military be for, if not to protect the borders?
            Oh, that’s right. To destroy other countries, kill their people and take their oil.

          • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

            Just so. We have no Department of Defense at all, just a Department of Offense. It is against the Law for the military to defend our borders. When Trump made some special provision to send the National Guard down there, I had a funny feeling. Then I remembered: Obama had done the same thing. Unarmed, just thousands of guys hanging around for a few weeks both times. A ridiculous stunt in both cases.

      • Billy Hill February 28, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

        The Wikipedia entry lists either 2023 “planned” deployment or Hopeful testing (Dark Eagle) sometime in 2022.

        Russia has a very narrow window of opportunity to sort out security. A Dark Eagle battery in Ukraine could reach Moscow in 5 minutes — according to Putin.

        Perhaps the deployed Russian hypersonics are “not far from poorly tested prototypes” but to quote Dirty Harry, “do you feel lucky?”

        I have yet to read a coherent rebuttal to the concept of indivisible security, which was central to the Russian argument.

        On a lighter note my wife watched a movie last night depicting Tom Hanks as a survivor of a coronal mass ejection that destroys the ozone layer and fatally irradiates the earth. Turns out there have been some near misses lately, so we should keep the recent unpleasantness in East Europe in cosmic perspective. Seems to me that one of the Hopi worlds ended with such and they went underground and were cared for by the ant people. Time to dust off those early 60’s bomb shelters.

        • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

          Be sure to wear a mask and social distance!
          FEMA issued advice for what to do after nuclear war and it includes washing your hands, but not with sanitizer, 6 foot social distancing and masks for everyone over 2 years old.

          https://www.ready.gov/nuclear-explosion

        • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

          Charlie Mansion was trying to find the opening to the underground world. It’s got to be there, he just wasn’t worthy to find it.

          • elysianfield February 28, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

            Jarek,
            Say what you will about Manson…he probably got laid alot….

    • benr March 1, 2022 at 8:54 am #

      They MAY have a couple but not enough to actually fight with.
      The Hypersonic weapons meme forgets that the US also has some.
      Russia is good at selling their weapons propaganda just like the US and China as well.

  29. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    I am sure everything will be made clear in Grandpappy Joe’s State of the Union address later this week. They have the entire Capital grounds fenced and barricaded off, so everything should be just peachy keen for POTUS to make his connection to his subjects.

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      Speaking of subjects, I remember a sneering 2018 speech in which Biden said that Republicans merely want to “rule” over the little people.

      That goniff will say anything you ask him to. Somebody ought to Ron Burgundy his TelePrompTer.

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        I thought they already were!

  30. steppingup February 28, 2022 at 10:46 am #

    Here’s my guess on keeping it simple. About 1 percent of the world population are full-blown psychopaths. 5 percent are sociopaths. It takes roughly 80 years or so for all that shit to float to the top, whether it’s running a gas station or running a country. Well, here we are, and all the shit has floated to the top. Got Fourth Turning anyone? It is well past time to flush the toilet. As far as prosecutions of the big, give me a fucking break. Still going to hell, hand basket still made in china, but now everything is falling apart.

    • D from OR February 28, 2022 at 11:01 am #

      Fourth Turning happening right on target. I would call this the Crisis.

      Covid and BBB was the attempt to highjack the pattern but the world doesn’t work that way.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

        And Turning rhymes with Burning. I don’t see how our society with its level of madness and hysteria can continue much longer. Something has to give.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      steppingup,

      I like it. Brutally accurate, and brief. Talk about Occam’s razor: your theory makes a lot of sense.

      I would only add this: environmental degradation and resource depletion. We’ve been running out of everything for at least a hundred years, and now we’re almost out, seriously, no joking out. Mad scramble for what remains.

      Pandemic or geopolitics, same result: less consumption at higher prices – and the ghost of a culling. C19+vaxx, war, and, if I’m reading the signs right (fertilizer shortages, expensive energy and overpopulation), famine.

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        That’s at least 3 of the 4 Horsemen.

      • steppingup February 28, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

        You will own nothing and be happy…..It’s always about resources, that’s what makes fiat money so enticing. Thin air money to buy real stuff. This is what happens when there is too many people and not enough stuff. It was never enough for them to have it all, you have to have less then nothing. Hence DEBT. Now, the world is finally saturated in debt, can’t take on anymore, and so it’s time to start the culling. Disease, War and Famine just to name a few…

  31. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 10:54 am #

    My fully jabbed kid brother just called and asked “How do ya like yer boy, Vlad, now?” I keep telling him I’m an anarchist, and that ALL politicians are scumbags. Go figure! He said Trump (my “boy” as well) is responsible for Putin’s actions, cuz he was “in Vlad’s pocket.” Sheesh!

    He changed subjects and told me he’s having terrible health issues. I didn’t have the heart to connect them with the jabs. Good luck, bro.

    • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

      I forgot to mention he also thinks people are way too hard on Sleepy Joe for his halting speech and delicious gaffes. After all, “he had to overcome a speech impediment” (a childhood stutter). Some people…

  32. zekesdad February 28, 2022 at 11:04 am #

    James;
    Your take on the situation is completely backward. The aggressor is Russia, not Joe Biden’s handlers. How exactly would that work anyway? In order to cover up Biden’s decrepitude they talked Putin into starting a war? It was Russia who started the shelling of apartment buildings and the killing of civilians. So who exactly got him to invade Crimea? Obama? Corruption in the U.S. and Ukraine not withstanding, Putin does not occupy the high moral ground. Nuclear threats have come solely from him as have threats to Sweden and Finland. This morning’s headline reads, “Putin Puts Nuclear Forces on Alert”. This is not a localized problem. This is an attempt to overthrow the existing peaceful order that Europe has lived through since 1945 thanks in large part to NATO. We need to give Ukraine all the help it needs to stand up to this bully.

    • PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 11:10 am #

      boy, somebody has been dutifully digesting all of Morning Joe, CNN, and the O’Donnell show, amongst others.

      I present this poster as a poor victim of the MSM.

      • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:45 am #

        Seriously! Wow.

      • elysianfield February 28, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        Pete,
        For the last several days, I have been unable to access RT America on the Internets..

        • Jo-G February 28, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

          They blocked rt.com here. I can still reach it through the TOR browser. Then rt.com started putting some ddos protection hoops for us to jump through. The reporting from them seems more factual than reuters although they seem to republish reuters articles.

      • lateStarter February 28, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

        From some of his posts in the past, I actually think he is on the wrong blog. Maybe he came here via our host’s architectural interests.

      • Disaffected February 28, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        Hopefully Zeke turned out OK.

      • Jimpa March 4, 2022 at 8:12 am #

        Yes…but Putin is a monster. There are no good guys here. My hope is that the Oligarchs start fighting amongst themselves. Maybe this will collapse the EU economically. THAT would be a good thing? Maybe, but maybe it would further the World Economic Forum’s agenda. Remember Putin is a WEF protege too and as are most all the players in this. Cattle tagging the populace is far advanced in Russia.

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

      Go watch some more TV. I think you missed a few propaganda points.

      • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

        He missed where Putin is *gasp* “Openly defying the Global New world Order!”

    • Redneck Liberal February 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      Jeez, zekesdad…!

      Don’t you know how the world works through the CFN prism?

      Take objective reality, turn it upside down, concoct a weird, half-arsed theory to explain this perspective, add a good heapin’ helpin’ of confirmation bias et voilà! – brand-spankin’ new conspiracy theory delivered for the consumption of the hungry masses.

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

        C’mon Redneck… tell us more about conspiracy theory. The Kennedys? “Remember the Maine”? Gulf of Tonkin? Epstein?

        I remember a flick about the “conspiracy theories” about the “disappeared” under the Junta in Argentina, where I grew up. It was called “La Historia Oficial”. Do you believe the official history? Do you believe nobody was disappeared, because the papers said so, and that’s that? Don’t you think your view is rather limited and leaves a lot out?

        • Redneck Liberal February 28, 2022 at 8:39 pm #

          Rulo

          I certainly believe that shit happens, but I can’t subscribe to the position taken around here, that everything is a lie and therefore the opposite is true. Fuckin’ nuts.

          • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 11:23 pm #

            just wait a few years until the “shit that’s happened” is no longer moving the world.

            just don’t dare recognize it *while* its moving the world.

            your theory – did i miss anything?

          • MaryQueen March 2, 2022 at 10:23 am #

            Every week, something you’ve called tinfoil hat and nuts is proven to be true.

            Especially this week! See all Night Owl’s posts below.

            You’ve been made 100% irrelevant.

    • workingclasshero March 1, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

      Your friendly pep talk from the Atlantic Council and CNN interviewee.

  33. PeteAtomic February 28, 2022 at 11:07 am #

    The SOTU will be right out of the Cold War playbook. Forget the man behind the curtain, because the “Russian aggressor” is out to get you, type of bullshit.

    You will hear a lot of these keywords (and/or very similar keywords): Unity. Freedom. Security. Threat. Guarantee. Rising.

    It’d be a good drinking game for anybody so disposed.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:25 am #

      Break out the Russin vodka and caviar for the SOTU entertainment!

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      I wonder if he will deal with his ‘dark winter for the unvaccinated’ predictions.

      Here it is, just weeks to go, and I’d say it’s been darker for the vaccinated, overall.

      • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        He will tell Americans they should still not gather with their loved one to celebrate Easter, unless everyone is tested and triple masked. You will not be able to afford that ham and egg brunch because their prices are all through the roof. It will be a very wet and boggy spring for the unvaxxed.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        Maybe he’ll come clean and talk about the Dark Spring for the Spike Proteined

        • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 11:24 pm #

          it would all be simpler if about 15 hecklers could be voted from our ranks to attend…

    • lateStarter February 28, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

      Excellent candidate for SOTU bingo. Get those cards ready and we can compare results.

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

        I was thinking about picking the word “Anyway” or “Look”, but I might wake up wrecked, with my mouth tasting like a Balkan cabinet meeting . . . sort of how I felt the morning after the Biden/Palin debate, when I’d picked “also”.

        • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 11:25 pm #

          good gut laugh, i do like the way you put things.

        • MaryQueen March 2, 2022 at 10:24 am #

          Hahahahaha!

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

      Don’t forget ”democracy” and ”God bless America”.

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 7:58 pm #

      Drink whenever he says ‘New World Order’

  34. kbird February 28, 2022 at 11:16 am #

    Earlier, I saw two posts online: photos of a church lit up in blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukrainians, and a denunciation of Evo Morales’ support for Putin and the Russian invasion. I stand by those posts, but I’m not 100% comfortable with either.
    RE: the lit up church, I am just uncomfortable with flag imagery in wartime. Flags are used to promote the nationalism that divides us into “us against them.” I think here, the lighting up of buildings makes sense – the national colors are a useful symbol for the people in a country under attack. It’s a pro-peace gesture, not a nationalistic or anti-Russian gesture. That’s why I stand by it.
    And part of my discomfort with flags gets at the other thing: I criticized Evo and anyone who would be ideologically blinded to the wrongness of the Russian invasion. But I also said “which side are you on?”, which would seem to contribute to the kind of divisions I mentioned above. I hope I was clear that the sides I referred to were not left or right, or Ukraine or Russia, but War or No War. Violence or nonviolence. What I do NOT want to do is develop ideological blinders of my own.
    Ideology is both present and worthy of analysis in this conflict, and makes it a mixed-up mess. You’ve got leftist anti-Western/NATO/US types like Evo supporting Putin, and also right-wing isolationist/nationalist types like Trump supporting him. And the forces at play on the Ukrainian side are a mixed bag, too. It’s easy to say that Putin’s claims to be “denazifying” Ukraine are absurd, as are his suggestions that the Jewish Zelensky is a Nazi. But let’s not pretend the idea has zero basis: There ARE neo-Nazi nationalist groups active in the Donbas, in the Ukrainian military, and they participated in the Euromaidan revolution. It’s a real problem in Ukraine. At the same time, they aren’t most Ukrainians, and there is a legitimate pro-Europe, pro-democracy sentiment among millions of Ukrainians who are not at all right-wing extremists.
    Similarly, Putin has greatly exaggerated his history-based case for Russian control of all or part of Ukraine. But there is a complicated history there – it’s not as simple as many in the US government or the press would have us believe. The point, though, is that that doesn’t actually matter – to debate it is to accept Putin’s framing, as if any of that history could justify his current course of action. Today, Ukraine is a sovereign country. It is diplomatically recognized, even by Russia. If international law means anything, Russia’s invasion must be condemned and resisted.
    Basically, the point here is that I believe in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemnation of Russia’s invasion, but I’m also aware that, especially from a distance, that can too easily fall into lazy, simplistic black-and-white thinking. I’ve said before “I hope the “progressives” in the US and elsewhere who instinctively support leaders like Morales, Ortega, and Maduro take a good hard look at what’s happening in Ukraine right now, and perhaps begin to question the ideological lens through which they view the globe.” But I also realize how easily solidarity with Ukrainians and opposition to Putin’s invasion can translate into kneejerk support for the Ukrainian government, and then by extension other Ukrainian nationalist groups, NATO, etc., and dismissing the legitimate concerns of Putin, Russia, and some of the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in the Donbas.
    Most of us don’t know a whole lot about that part of the world. Journalists can leave out key complexities and pepper reporting with misleading editorializing, and that translates into popular sentiment that in turn influences what our leaders feel they can or should do. Biden and Western leaders could take NATO expansion to Ukraine off the table, but they don’t. If this thing drags on, they may be pushed to support/fund/arm resistance groups including right-wing nationalists.
    Evo and Trump may be guided by dangerous concoctions of personal interest and twisted ideology. But all of us can fall into the same trap in different ways. I’m for peace and against war. Beyond that, I’m trying to remain cautious and keep getting better informed. I’m very wary of opposition to the Russian invasion translating into support for political forces we don’t understand.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:28 am #

      Heaven forbid someone wave the Old Glory of the American Flag though, otherwise they will be considered oppressive and racist. Are people still working on submitting a newly revised version of the US flag composed of multiple colors and patterns? I thought that was all big in the news a few years back.

      • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 11:38 am #

        Well, we already have the ‘Pride’ flag as a replacement for the American flag, Cowbell. All that’s necessary is the final go ahead, which should come right after Heels Up gets sworn in.

        • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:48 am #

          They will probably make it a hate crime to burn a pride flag in the streets, as opposed to those burning the American flag under the guise of freedom of speech……

        • MaryQueen March 2, 2022 at 10:25 am #

          Re: the pride flag, have you seen how the trans/CRT nutters wrecked it? But it is hilarious. They have their colors in the shape of an arrow, overlapping the LGB part of the flag, as if it’s being paved over.

          Funny stuff.

          • Night Owl March 2, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

            Once can never be woke enough.

    • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

      You say you support peace instead of war. You mean the kind of peace the Ukraine has been inflicting on the breakaway republics of Donetsk and Luhansk for the past 8 years? The kind of peace based on ignoring international agreements? (The Minsk Accords.) “If international law means anything…”

      You stand in solidarity with the people of the Ukraine against the Russian invasion, but not with the people of the Donbass against the Ukrainian invasion?

      I’m not following your logic.

      • lateStarter February 28, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

        The PMC get to choose who gets their sympathy. Yemen, no. Myanmar, no. Any place in Africa, no. South America – only if we have a puppet ruler installed.

      • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

        And let’s all recall good ol’ Samantha Power and her “Responsibility 2 Protect” claims.

        When the US goes into Libya with NATO to “protect” Libyans from that evil Qaddafi, that’s GOOD! (Even though their actions turned the richest most progressive nation in Africa into a failed slave/human trafficking state).

        But when Putin goes literally next door with a “Responsibility 2 Protect” ethnic Russians from constant shellings and bombings by the Ukraine military against the 2015 MINSK Accords: BAD!!!

        Samantha Power and Victoria Nuland are high up in the Biden administration. And guess who the State Department spokes person was for “Fuck the EU! Nuland” during the Maidan color revolution in 2014?! Drum roll please…..

        Jen “Peppermint Patty” Psaki!

    • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

      I like that your comment recognizes that every thing is not in black and white.

      • JTinMD March 1, 2022 at 9:44 am #

        Q: “…every thing is not in black and white.

        ===========

        Should be not every thing is in black and white.

        • Night Owl March 2, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

          🙂

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 5:04 pm #

      I interpreted Putin’s speech differently.
      He didn’t talk about Ukraine being part of Russia as an excuse to occupy it. He talked about that to show that Russians and Ukrainians are the same people and have familial ties. (Not western Ukraine, of course. They used to be Polish).
      And he never said that Zelensky was Jewish. That is a US media spin. Putin didn’t say that.
      He talked about the nazis being put into power and into the military.
      He talked about how the police in Odessa stood by as nazis burned 48 protesters to death. He said that they knew who burned those people alive and they were going to bring them to justice.
      I am pro-peace also, but I refuse to ignore 8 years of war on Donbass and scream about Russia invading Ukraine to put a stop to that war.

  35. Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:25 am #

    The coverage of the Ukraine invasion has pushed all that out of the news cycle, if you haven’t noticed.

    Do you know what “at hand” means?

  36. TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 11:26 am #

    Interesting to watch conservative media outlets take sides on this new 24/7 story. Citizen’s Free Press, for example, is now apparently in lockstep with “Joe Biden” on the Ukraine policy. Aren’t they fierce critics of “Joe Biden”? Overheard a ‘doctor’ on Fox News giving her expert opinion that Putin’s face is puffy which means he’s likely on anti-psychotic medicine.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      That’s been the latest thing in medicine, diagnosing patients you’ve never laid a hand on.

      It could be he just had one of those “procedures”, like Kamala Harris did just before she took office, knowing that he was going to be on camera a lot.

      He’s not a young man.

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      The Ukraine propaganda serves to split US society further.

      Follow the $$ and the objective…

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

      He does look tired. But a few days off would put him back in the trim. The man is a Highlander, an Immortal. Here is a picture of him as a WW1 soldier.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H36tznRwOIY

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

      TaxDonkey: I noticed that too on CFP. It didn’t register at first because they are so anti-democrat. Oh, well. Another one bites the dust!

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

      It infuriated me to see that Dr. John Campbell interviewed some Russian artist about Putin’s insanity.
      Dr. Campbell usually talks about covid.
      I left a comment asking him when he is going to discuss the mental health of those who ordered the invasion of Iraq or Syria or Yemen.
      Odd that the psycopaths who destroy entire countries and their infrastructures are considered rational, but Putin must be insane.

      • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

        Exactly. I don’t remember any media criticism about the Iraq, Afghan, Libya, Syria etc…. wars. Where were all the psychiatrists on MSM analyzing President Cheney’s mental status?

  37. TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 11:30 am #

    Does anybody have a good idea why Europe, particularly Germany, is working feverishly to commit national suicide. They’ve decommissioned a huge percent of their nuclear power and now using every means at their disposal to persuade Russia to shut off their gas supply. Is this the new model of governance by Schwab that citizens around the world can look forward to?

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:32 am #

      In the future there will be no nation states, just one big borderless world filled with happy people holding hands and singing kumbaya.

      • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 11:43 pm #

        We could be tribal factions, kind of like on the Walking Dead.

      • benr March 1, 2022 at 9:03 am #

        Freezing or roasting to death in the ever Changing weather conditions.

    • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 11:35 am #

      Jim put it nicely “Cut off your nose to spite your face”.

      Germany’s coal fired plants are being closed, too, which doesn’t leave much to keep the lights on, industry running, and houses warm. Actually, I get the impression that this is a desired outcome of the powerful Greens inside Germany. Maybe Night Owl can weigh in on this, as he is our man on the scene.

      • Night Owl March 1, 2022 at 8:29 am #

        There is nothing to weigh in on. The Green cult of Greta Thunfisch has no political positions worth discussing.

    • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 11:42 am #

      The Greens really are a largely academic suicide cult, despite their love for, “the science.”

      Same energy as Jonestown.

      • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 11:47 am #

        Yes they are tcl, but they command the drivers seat in western nations right now, including the US.

        • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

          if only that seat were forward of the front bumper…

      • Night Owl March 2, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

        A good way of putting it, Third.

        Particularly the German breed. I was once a Green, but I was not a cultist.

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:48 am #

      Suicide/annihilation is necessary, the neoliberals believe, in order for rebirth to take place.

      Rebirth is the New World Order.

      Build Back Better, Baby!

      • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

        MQ-

        The only saving grace is that their global digital control grid cannot run on their ideal green grid.

        Heck, solar and wind are so limited they cannot generate enough power to produce the concrete and metallic components required to repair existing or install new solar and wind farms.

        Clown world!

        • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 11:52 am #

          Total clown world. They live in a contrived fantasy. Not gonna be pretty when they realize it.

          • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:42 am #

            The Germans just chose the nut job who runs Greenpeace as their…secretary of state. They are truly lost.

    • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      Woke

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

      You answered your own question.

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

      TD: Countries will willingly destroy themselves for ideology. Americans don’t realize how deep the Green psychosis is in Germany. They will happily turn of all the lights if it makes them carbon neutral. And the Germans are so pathetic, they will accept it.

    • workingclasshero March 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      This might be a windfall for American natural gas suppliers who will ramp up production for western Europe. Russian gas supplies for Europe are done for says Michael Hudson.

  38. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:30 am #

    Where does Greta Thunburg stand on the Russian aggression towards the Ukraine? She is probably freaking out and trying to cast shame on Putin for his actions.

    • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Well, John Kerry stated that he hopes the war doesn’t detract from Putins Paris Accord Climate Commitments. He said that on the same day the Russian Energy Minister announced a deal to provide China with 100 million tons of coal, India 50 million tons, and an unspecified amount to Korea.

      • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

        Well, Thank God at least one of the “elite” still remember what the key issue is here! As Jim once said about Kerry, he’s a haircut in search of a brain.

    • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      John Kerry, our climate czar, has stated that he is very concerned about Putin’s effect on the climate right now. He was able to dispatch this message in between flights on his solar-powered jet.

      • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        Biden isn’t the only senile nutter who should have been put in a home 10 years ago.

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

        I thought that he surf-sailed between events, in a wet suit and tie.

  39. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 11:41 am #

    I’m just not gonna be taking sides. It’s ALL OF THEM, for crying out loud! If I could talk to Russians, I could find plenty of agreement; same with Ukrainians. Why, oh why can’t we reveal the fucking truth and isolate the crooks who’ve brought us to this appalling state of affairs?!?

    • abbybwood February 28, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      Because all of those who could and should be revealing the truth have been compromised by CIA etc.

      One exception might be Durham.

      • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

        “One exception might be Durham.” Still waiting. Not hopeful.

  40. Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 11:41 am #

    People have paid good money to eat linguini by candlelight.

    I don’t know about cold, though.

    There are people who eat spaghetti straight out of the refrigerator, but they don’t like to admit to it.

    Steppenwolf touched on this theme:

    Rolly polly fat man
    Thunder down the hall
    On your way to breakfast
    You got to have it all

    A plate of cold spaghetti
    One day on the floor
    Clean your chops and take time
    To contemplate your stall

    https://www.songlyrics.com/steppenwolf/fat-jack-lyrics/

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:54 am #

      It’s that last line that really pulls the rest together. Great lyrics.

  41. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 11:46 am #

    I think Al Franken should be cancelled, he has officially went crazy. He claims that we will have a dictator type situation if Trump is reelected. Really, as opposed to what we have now under the Biden regime?

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/al-franken-predicts-trump-will-win-in-2024-and-it-will-be-the-last-democratic-election-it-s-over-it-ll-be-a-dictatorship/ar-AAUq3p6?ocid=msedgntp

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:49 am #

      He just sounds like every other Dem and all of the mainstream media.

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 11:59 am #

      Poor Al Franken. He could never manage to reconcile his urges toward humor, politics, or relevance. Not even after he stole a Senate seat from Norm Coleman, and certainly not now.

    • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      You mean this Al Franken?

      https://media.tmz.com/2017/11/16/1116-al-franken-groping-photo-military-4.jpg

      • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

        Yep, apparently it is okay to do those kinds of things, and they are quickly forgotten about and brushed under the rug, if you are on the “right side (or left side) of history”.

        • kbird February 28, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

          I don’t know about brushed under the rug, he resigned from the Senate .

    • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

      What we have is a kakistocracy fronting an oligarchic kleptocracy blindly supported by an intellectual aristocracy using flunkies for their mouthpieces.

      • anmariwakaranai February 28, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

        JT, to clarify, what we have is a group of power brokers bent on controlling & killing 9/10th of the people in the west, by any means.

        Conquest
        Plague
        Famine
        War

        • Amman February 28, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

          Jeez, An,I used to think I had radical ideas….

  42. Bill of Rights February 28, 2022 at 11:46 am #

    “Ukraine’s shelling and mortar attacks against the ethnic Russian population in the Donbas which, by the way, was carried out with US-gifted armaments. ”

    Note 1: the U.S. Constitution forbids the U.S. from gifting armaments to foreign nations.

    Art 1, Section 8 clearly states:

    The Congress shall have power to …provide for the common defense and general welfare of the UNITED STATES.

    Not Ukrainia or Polonia or Germania.

    Note 2: the President has no constitutional authority to give away our weapons (which we paid for with our hard earned wages) to other countries such as Ukrania.

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      The Jo Jo Magoo cabal also gave away billions of dollars worth of weapons to the Afghanis last May.

      • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

        Don’t worry, it’s all than more made up for with the grift that is paid out under the table to The Big Guy (and Cokehead Hunter).

        • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

          It’ll come out in the wash.

          Unfortunately for some, the Russians are forcing the issue of locating a new and improved ATM someplace other than on their border.

        • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

          My guess is, Hunter’s paintings are part of the cover-up of the money laundering with regards to one of their shady foreign deals.

  43. MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 11:53 am #

    Thanks for today’s article, James. Yet again, you hit it out of the park. Great overview of the contrived and corrupt state of things.

    Really nailed it re: the mass formation progression: TDS > Russiagate > Covid19 > Ukraine “crisis”

    In any case, I’m just sitting back and watching the show, from governors demanding liquor stores dump Russian vodka to the usual celebrities making huge asses of themselves. Not to mention the delicious liberal tears and tantrums caught on TikTok.

    What a clown show.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:42 pm #

      It’s about as accurate a picture of what is going on, as we are going to get.

    • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

      Mary

      TDS > Russiagate > Covid19 > Ukraine “crisis”>nuclear devastation>Build Back Better

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 8:25 pm #

        TaxD,

        a likely chain of events, sadly. Is this all manufactured? Are we unwilling players in a performance? Are the results fixed before the game starts?

        • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 11:53 pm #

          I have a hard time visualizing the Davos crew as these super omnipotent mythical creatures that have every leader in every country under full mind control. It kind of looks to me like Putin is rejecting subjugation by the New World Order crew, but what do I know. Maybe Putin’s got a red phone that links directly to Klaus Schwab to get his marching orders.

        • JTinMD March 1, 2022 at 7:07 am #

          It’s the kind of mind control that nearly always keeps mouths firmly shut for a very long time. They have the recordings and photos. Epstein Island.

      • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        Might well be. The assholes in charge ARE that crazy.

  44. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

    Feces to the face: this pretty much sums up everything currently off the rails with our society. I am surprised they have made video of this available, considering that the perp is Black. I am sure he did it to lash out against his oppression though. If he was wearing a mask it would at least have been harder to positively identify him.

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/woman-attacked-with-feces-to-the-face/3574539/

  45. thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

    Zelensky arguing for immediate EU membership; EU to take up debate:

    https://www.oann.com/eus-michel-debate-on-ukraine-eu-membership-will-be-held/

    Rumors flying that Ukraine has applied for NATO membership.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

      Well this aught to really make the Ruskies happy. Talk about poking that bear with a stick…. Putin is getting backed into a corner and I feel like he should do whatever it takes to save face.

    • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      NATO and the EU have criteria for membership. I’m sure Ukraine doesn’t even come close to fulfilling these requirements.

      Among the criteria for NATO membership are: “…stable democratic systems, pursue the peaceful settlement of territorial and ethnic disputes, have good relations with their neighbors, show commitment to the rule of law and human rights…” Does that sound like Ukraine?

      But, like “Covid” the “Russian Invasion of Ukraine” is an emergency, so all rules and standard procedure must be cast aside. Trust the experts.

      • thirdcoastlegend February 28, 2022 at 1:00 pm #

        Bb-

        No, Ukraine certainly doesn’t meet those criteria.

        At this point, I don’t think the lunatics running the West care.

        They’ll put together some word salad rationalizing Ukraine’s immediate admission into NATO in response to, “…Russia’s unprovoked, illegal attach,” for the purpose of, “…upholding Western democratic values and freedoms.”

        After Ukraine is signed sealed and delivered, they’ll get to work on coming up with the rationalizations for invoking Article V.

      • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

        Well, the EU let bankrupt Greece in BB. Exceptions can be made and waivers can be granted.

        • Not_GeorgeT February 28, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

          “bankrupts Greece” isn’t that the one about GSax advising them to take choice A while betting against it on the side, essentially benefiting by using choice B?

    • Hereward the Woke February 28, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

      Stopping the Ukies joining NATO was why Putin invaded. So doubling down on that will appease him? Jeez, these idiots seem to want a nuclear winter. Can Vlad just bomb DC and get it over with so we can all get back to what used to be called normality?

      • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        A nuclear winter will fix that whole climate change thingy.

      • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        But I agree that if the Russians bombed Washington, DC the rest of the country would not hold it against them.

  46. Disaffected February 28, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

    Michael Hudson’s post on the reason for the Ukraine fiasco over on the Saker blog this morning is a must read.

    https://thesaker.is/america-defeats-germany-for-the-third-time-in-a-century-the-mic-ogam-and-fire-sectors-conquer-nato/

    *************
    America’s three oligarchies in control of U.S. foreign policy

    It is more realistic to view U.S. economic and foreign policy in terms of the military-industrial complex, the oil and gas (and mining) complex, and the banking and real estate complex than in terms of the political policy of Republicans and Democrats. The key senators and congressional representatives do not represent their states and districts as much as the economic and financial interests of their major political campaign contributors. A Venn diagram would show that in today’s post-Citizens United world, U.S. politicians represent their campaign contributors, not voters. And these contributors fall basically into three main blocs.

    Three main oligarchic groups that have bought control of the Senate and Congress to put their own policy makers in the State Department and Defense Department.

    First is the Military-Industrial Complex (MIC) – arms manufacturers such as Raytheon, Boeing and Lockheed-Martin, have broadly diversified their factories and employment in nearly every state, and especially in the Congressional districts where key Congressional committee heads are elected. Their economic base is monopoly rent, obtained above all from their arms sales to NATO, to Near Eastern oil exporters and to other countries with a balance-of-payments surplus. Stocks for these companies soared immediately upon news of the Russian attack, leading a two-day stock-market surge as investors recognized that war in a world of cost-plus “Pentagon capitalism” (as Seymour Melman described it) will provide a guaranteed national-security umbrella for monopoly profits for war industries. Senators and Congressional representatives from California and Washington traditionally have represented the MIC, along with the solid pro-military South. The past week’s military escalation promises soaring arms sales to NATO and other U.S. allies, enriching the actual constituents of these politicians. Germany quickly agreed to raise is arms spending to over 2% of GDP.

  47. neurodoc February 28, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

    The US gov has added the following to their public warning fema site:

    https://www.ready.gov/nuclear-explosion

    FYI

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 12:54 pm #

      Thanks, will remember to duck and cover beneath my desk as soon as I see the mushroom cloud in the distance. Should be about as effective as wearing a face diaper over my mouth, which I will be sure to do at time of the blast to protect me from breathing in any of the radiation.

      Thanks FEMA!

      • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

        That is some lame advice, for sure. I’m a post-nuclear baby, myself. Dad was in the 5/5/55 test shot from which footage of houses getting blasted still plays today. He was in an armored personnel carrier so close to the blast that he said he threw open the hatch only to see that he was deep within the mushroom cloud, itself. Then he had to attack a hill even closer to ground zero.

        I’m surprised that he lived to 85 and never developed cancer. He stood within yards of the melting detonation tower. He could see dribbles of molten metal.

        • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

          wow. In the heart of History, your dad.

        • justanotherguy February 28, 2022 at 11:41 pm #

          an amazing story.

          • megabeth March 1, 2022 at 11:13 am #

            It was an amazing story, as he told it. He said the paint was scorched off of his tank and the joshua trees behind him were burning like torches. Also, that it was extremely quiet after the roar died away . . . because all the bugs and birds were dead. That was in Area 1. Then his unit rumbled back to Barstow, California, and got mustard-gassed along the way. He said that having to wear masks and rubber suits through the Mojave Desert was the worst experience of the day.

            Mom watched the blast that morning on the Today Show.

          • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

            It’s astounding that he lived to be 85!

            What an incredible story, thanks for sharing.

      • tresho February 28, 2022 at 6:00 pm #

        ” will remember to duck and cover beneath my desk as soon as I see the mushroom cloud in the distance. ” The time to “duck and cover” is whenever you see a bright flash outside the window. The point of that is to save you from a blizzard of glass shredding your tender parts, and has nil to do with protecting you from radiation. A Russian schoolteacher remembered that instruction 9 years ago at the instant when the Chelyabinski meteor exploded overhead. She got her students to duck and cover, and none was injured from flying debris.

    • Disaffected February 28, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

      LOL! Far cry from the 50’s and 60’s, eh? The mantra now is “You’re FOOKED no matter what!”

    • megabeth February 28, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

      That is such a worthless, cut-and-paste publication. How much did the government pay that federal drone to generate that babble.

  48. Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 12:52 pm #

    Agonizing Bitch Kathy Cuomo has picked the day after Biden’s speech as the day children can be freed from wearing a silly rag on their faces in New York’s schools.

    Today and tomorrow they will still kill their teachers just by breathing.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm #

      My bet is that Biden in this SOTU address will declare victory over the COVID crisis. As a result, all mandates will be relaxed soon after this speech and he will be given all the credit for doing everything possible to save us from this scourge. Blue wave to follow in midterm election, using snippets of this speech as political propaganda.

      • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        Dr. Fauxi to be canonized, free to terrorize the country again in the next plandemic.

  49. Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

    Ukr’s weapons are not “meager” as Mr K states. Place is full of them. Much aging Soviet gear, nuclear facilities that could be reconverted to weapons grade (which may be the real casus belli. Russia invaded right after that statement, having tolerated abuses against their compatriots in the separatists areas for years), and of course much new shiny American and European gear, both already there and being used (antitank weapons apparently causing much damage to Russian armor), and arriving daily through an extended NATO border, on credit, from UK, Germany and the US.

    There’s been talk of bioweapons development there as well (Ukr is the new Wuhan?), including material about Russian-specific DNA samples collected to, I’d assume, work on a DNA-specific virus or pathogen. That’s another possible casus belli.

    Durham and the “doctor’s resistance” led by Malone will unmask the evil players, prosecutions will follow, jail, lamp post justice – strongly disagree, but I appreciate the optimism.

    We have entered a state of global war. Hot or cold, war will be a reality for the foreseeable future. Say what you will about Putin & his circle, but low iq is not what they’re known for. Intellectually, they’re heavyweights. I don’t think they’d take the major decision of stirring the wasp nest without careful consideration and a long-term plan. Ergo, war for a while, shortages, inflation, energy crisis, political upheaval, a changing world order. Ergo again, no attention span to spare on Hillary’s shenanigans from what seem ages ago, voting issues, pharma intricacies. The US population’s concentration and intelligence, doubtful at the best of times, will have enough on the plate to care about any of this, and the politicians will take note. The simple message is the tool of the future: “We’re at war with Eurasia. We’ve always been at war with Eurasia”.

    Responding to another poster, I mentioned some of the elements the Russians have in their arsenal and haven’t used yet: better troops and weapons than we’ve seen so far, air supremacy that’s not being used to the hilt, cutting off energy exports, opening new fronts in proxy nations like Venezuela or Syria. I’d add accurate and damaging intelligence about global elites, incl US politicians, corporations and pharma, which they’ll dole out – or not – drop by drop at their convenience.

    But here’s the rub: they could publish all they have on, say, Hunter, and we still would not know what to believe. Fake? Deep fake? Part truth? What percentage? Cui bono? How can you tell propaganda from counterpropaganda if there’s no independent journalism or politics?

    That’s the problem of the ascent of the computer, the deluge of information and noise, the algorithm, the AI and all the other “improvements” of the last few decades: reality is not reality anymore. The map is not the territory. The screens say one, plus a thousand things, but reality is none of those 1,001 things. Until, as Mr K always says, reality asserts itself beyond doubt, when the virtual cannot longer be sustained. In that I agree with him. It will be painful, but liberating, to go from 1,001 realities to just one.

    • Alaskan Rogue Wave February 28, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

      Seven U.S. bioweapon labs of 15 have been 100% destroyed by thermal warheads. The heat treatment to kill whatever lethal pathogenic squirmies they were concocting therein.
      The U.S. has those labs ringing the Russian Federation, Georgia is a hotspot for them for one.

      I’ve been following this intrepid woman reporter for at least five years. Others should too.

      http://dilyana.bg/

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Thank you Alaskan. Will check it out. Part of this Brave New World is the new warfare of the bioweapon.

        Covid was the opening salvo. Brace for more.

        • megabeth March 1, 2022 at 11:45 am #

          What assholes! That blog is blood-curdling.

        • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

          Agree. The next one is gonna be a real doozy. This was just warm-up.

    • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 4:57 pm #

      I don’t see Putin pulling his Latin American “allies” (Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua) into this. Seems to me he is trying to keep Russia’s actions focused on the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk – and the demolition of the prostituted landmass “identifying as” Ukraine. No point in unnecessarily widening the war. Calling on Latin American allies will only cause more problems for them – and for Russia as the Wurlitzer starts spinning: “World War!!”

      What I would like to see – but don’t expect to see – is the Ukraine that emerges from this “reset” to investigate corruption of recent Ukrainian governments. In particular, I’d like to see indictments against the Bidens and their flunkies. Not gonna happen. Those sonsofbitches will go to their graves never having been punished for even one of their crimes. A lifetime of crime. A dynasty of crime.
      No punishment – ever.

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 5:59 pm #

        Bird,

        I didn’t say they will – I said they could.

        And yes, they have a limited goal, a definite chess victory re. Ukr, but if things don’t work out as expected and complications arise, why, they certainly could stir up trouble from Uncle Sam’s backyard. Same with Syria, lots of US targets there.

        Right now they are saying they’ll hold those supplying weapons to Ukr “responsible” and talking about bombing groups tracking those shipments.

        Huge potential for a fuckup anytime. My impression is the Rus are making a stand here. New rules. You don’t get to push us around anymore.

        • Blackbird March 1, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

          I think the Russians will be finished in the Ukraine long before Drag Queen Story Hour can be rounded up and loaded onto the Lolita Express for a first-class trip to the Borderlands to stop them.

          If the war expands, it will be because we decided to expand it. Pour more fuel on the Syrian dumpster fire? Another coup attempt in Kazakhstan? Maybe a false flag in Lithuania? “Massacre” in “Ukraine”? Or maybe pull the plug on the grid over here? (The last one is the false flag I have been predicting.)

  50. Alaskan Rogue Wave February 28, 2022 at 12:56 pm #

    Ah yes, and our teetering economy and its structure such as it is, another fine mess from which to preclude our attentions. This Gang has grown increasingly desperate to pawn off its self-generated fuckery onto the Other, a time-*honored* escape mechanism. Things seem to be stacking up ever-higher on a foundation of bullshit slurry; an ailment guaranteed when the concrete is mixed with sub-par materials.

    Livin’ the Dream, here in the courtyard at the base of the Tower of Babel. Who could have seen this one coming? (Snrk, snrk, snrk…)

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 1:16 pm #

      Alaskan,

      that’s the other one. Mr K mentions cutting the nose to spite the face re. SWIFT.

      A Western economic dominance is not a given. Creating Euro and Dollars out of thin air forever, not possible. Stocks, crypto and housing bubbles can only absorb so much before they pop – and they were bloated before his new calamitous war.

      “Punish” Russia by kicking them out of SWIFT? What a joke. All you’ll be doing is putting the final nail in the coffin of dollar dominance as the world’s default currency.

      Important world powers, such as China, Brazil and India, have been careful not to antagonize Russia. They’ll use different means to process commerce if necessary, but in a world of dwindling resources, they figured they cannot afford to join the West in this. The Russians know it and have learned to live with sanctions win the past. They’ll live with this too, and the US would have shot itself in the foot if they push much harder along these lines. Note so far only a few banks have been shut off, not the entire Russian economy. The financial Viziers as K calls them are worried. This could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.

      • JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

        China leads a parallel SWIFT called CIPS, and Russia has 23 banks involved. Europe, I think, has over 150 involved. Besides, can’t a bankster in Deutschland simply call a counterpart in Russia on a cellphone and effect whatever transaction they want?

        Window dressing. Legerdemain.

        • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:48 am #

          50% of Russia’s imports come from China, so China isn’t going to go along with the sanctimonious sanctions lark.

  51. BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

    One thing I’ll say, Russians and Ukrainians look a lot alike. And I’ve seen photos of Ukrainian civilians in conversation with Russian soldiers, leading one to believe they speak the same language. This could be more like the situation in 1938 when Germany incorporated Austria into the Reich.

    • Beryl of Oyl February 28, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

      What are sims? I don’t see a video.

      • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 1:45 pm #

        Like fake people in the virtual reality of a video game. The old computer game I used to play Sim City comes to mind. I would build up a fake city and then use bombs to destroy it.

        If we all live in a matrix, maybe that is what is happening right now in a game of Sim City on a cosmic scale.

  52. Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

    I particularly liked this line from today’s essay:

    EU members know that they can’t take a pass on Russian oil and natgas, unless they want to eat cold bratwurst and linguini in the dark.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

      Yeah, that was a good line. But given current conditions of inflation and shortages, whether the food is cold or not, people should just be happy to have any edible food at all, period.

  53. Nigel Tufnel February 28, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

    Being solution oriented, it’s hard to know where to even start. But one thing is certain, we need to secure the vote. We could have 90% of the people thinking like we do, but unless their vote is counted … If it has to hand counted paper ballots with an ink thumbprint, so be it. “Oh but the cost!” No excuse. Third world countries can afford it. Volunteers from all parties could run it and count it. Hell, I’d volunteer!

    The other crucial issue is to establish a free press. Mr K would know more about how that could come about. I know a couple of laws that would need to be changed – the one allowing for monopolies to control the press, and the one saying that all sides of a story do not need to be presented.

    It goes without saying, none of this can happen if the 2nd amendment is overturned.

    • Nigel Tufnel February 28, 2022 at 1:20 pm #

      Meanwhile for good info on the situation in Ukraine, check out The Duran: https://www.bitchute.com/video/1mbgjjEnbKc/

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

      Nigel,

      I agree with your solutions (paper ballots, free press), but think that ship has sailed. Too late now.

      • Nigel Tufnel February 28, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

        But Rulo…..
        “The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” Abraham Lincoln

        • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

          Indeed, Nigel. I wasn’t talking surrender. I was being realistic. I’m in the fight knowing the odds are almost impossible and I’m already dead. But I’m in the fight nevertheless.

          • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

            Yup, that’s where we are today. Talk of turning this around is like an arm-wrestler with the hairs of his wrist touching the table protesting, “I ain’t beat!”

            We are beaten – but every time they attempt to throw one of us into the incinerator – BOOM! One of us gone, a few of them gone.

            Flying monkeys – they’re what’s for dinner.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

            BB,

            your arm wrestler refusing defeat reminded me of this:

            https://duckduckgo.com/?q=tis+but+a+scratch&t=osx&iax=videos&ia=videos&iai=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DZmInkxbvlCs

            ’tis but a scratch!

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

            Agree, Blackbird. Kind of a twist on: “Each one teach one”.

  54. Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

    I could just kiss Kunstler for this.
    Standing ovation!
    Like a beacon in the dark.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

      Second that

    • Nigel Tufnel February 28, 2022 at 3:02 pm #

      Here here! Where’s the upvote button?

  55. Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

    Note to Jarek and those who know:

    Do you see? This is proof positive that JHK’s ancestors must be the same as my own.

    We were forgotten, yet we achieved what they could not. We became a branch of the Elves, merged with them until we were indistinguishable.

    Hey radicals, bringing your Dark Lord to His dominion! Remember us?

    No, you do not, yet we remain.
    Yeah, us. The 80%, the majority you betrayed.

    That’s right. The Ten Tribes.
    You have forgotten us, but most certainly have not forgotten you!

    • Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

      we

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

      Yes, Tolkien talked about “sundered kindreds” among the Elves. Many of them became weary of this dark world and left if it for the Undying Lands of the Gods.

      I don’t know about the Ten Tribes stuff. But the Tuatha de Dannan – Tribe of Dan or People of the Goddess Danu? Both or neither? Or something else entirely….

  56. Opie February 28, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

    “One thing established for sure as fact: the “Joe Biden” family received plenty of cash off that grift wagon, and those “handlers” have neatly ring-fenced it from official scrutiny.”

    Been thinking about that a lot since the start of the invasion. I wonder,after Putin clears the dust,what evidence of Biden’s perfidy in the form of financial records and Ukrainians he may present to us back home. Think on this,the man who’s finger is on the nuclear button may be persuaded to go for broke rather than trade in his Brooks Brother suit for an orange one.

    • malthuss February 28, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

      wow what turns of phrases.

  57. malthuss February 28, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

    some say Billie is a boy. I wonder about her.

    THWACK, I like,

    Interesting how almost no black women are anorexic or bulimics- yet many are obese.
    ****************
    Thinness was/is not marketed to blk females in the way it is to white females. White females have the luxury of the choice of appearing small and weak because their value as white women means they will be protected and cared for by white men.

    This is in contrast to blk females who are basically “on their own.”

    Think about how Billie Eilish was sold to teenage white girls?

    “my moms a doctor, my dads an attorney… but Im a moody, depressed, ironic, disaffected blue haired lonely girl alone in my room cutting myself…

    give me a fucking break/ you forgot the family show biz connections.
    If there ever was an over rated no talent singer, its her.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 2:20 pm #

      What color is her hair this week? Inquiring minds want to know, this is important stuff after all….

  58. Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

    Wait, wait!

    How can I not thank the fabulous commenters here?!

    Kunstler Corps, I learn scads from all of you each and every week, you’re all a great bloody encyclopedia of real-time knowledge! A bleedin’ fountain, you are!

    Standing O, standing frickin’ O!

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

      You are welcome ~~~~ **taking a bow**

  59. co910491 February 28, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

    JK just keeps writing clickbait…. every time I read any of this is a so-called blog, I am amazed that JK writes such conspiracy riddled drivel.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

      And yet you are tempted to come back week after week to read his latest missives and take time to post comments in contradiction to the subject at hand. Looks like you are a fish and the click bait works for you!

    • anmariwakaranai February 28, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

      Co, turn off the teevee. You have been programmed with lies from the msm for decades. Did you know algorithms redirect your fact checks?
      And take the detox!

      https://vaccinedeaths.com/2022-02-04-doctors-testifying-covid-vaccines-causing-cancer-aids.html

      Use duck duck go for searches so you can SEE the truth.

  60. tucsonspur February 28, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

    Long ago, around the ninth century, Ukraine was Russia, then Kievan Rus. Let’s take a big leap into the 21st century.

    The West couldn’t abide by Yanukovych’s decision not to turn in their direction back in 2013-2014. That was unacceptable, so plans leading to the Maidan Revolution were set in place to remove this leader elected by the voters.

    The US spent 5 billion dollars to destabilize the nation and change the regime. Victoria Nuland, who was then US assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, stated that the US not only spent billions of dollars but also expended five years’ worth of hard work to ‘build democratic skills and institutions’ in Ukraine.

    Washington supported a coup against a legitimate government, trying to diminish Russian influence and to expand its own global reach. Again, the US media shaped the narrative, calling the insurgents brave freedom fighters which was only partly true at best.

    Putin is correct in his reference to Nazis. Many of these so called ‘freedom fighters’ were members of the Svoboda Party, one of whose leaders was the founder of the Joseph Goebbels Political Research Center.

    Senator McCain unfortunately found himself on stage with Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok while visiting Ukraine in December 2013. Victoria Nuland collaborated with Tyahnybok in planning the revolution. In leaked phone conversations she was wondering what to do with him later on. Keep him ‘on the outside’ she said, ‘but in close consultation with the new US approved president.’

    Putin has been pushed too far and is responding to incessant US intervention and subterfuge. Could he now somehow assimilate defeat and humiliation in this situation? Biden said that taking Putin out is an option. Can you blame Putin for giving a nod to nukes? I can’t.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 3:03 pm #

      The US likes to meddle too much is world affairs that should not concern them. Just watch, they will take out Putin and someone new will come in. This will turn out to be even worse than what was originally there.

      Or maybe this will result in the country of Russia breaking up into even more new nation states. So now instead of one large world power, we have dozens of new little countries to deal with, some led by petty dictators that will further have to be dealt with and removed.

      Our leaders should keep in mind that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. For those that love “the science”, this is a different kind of science, the science of politics and world affairs. Things almost never turn out as originally planned, oftentimes leading to even worse and more dire results.

      • tucsonspur February 28, 2022 at 5:06 pm #

        Maybe they’re thinking a lot bigger. Get rid of Putin, foment unrest as usual, install a bunch of puppets and gradually take Russia over with all of its resources.

        • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

          I would be totally impressed if they thought that far ahead for a total Russia takeover of its land, people, and resources.

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

            MitchellC proposed that a few weeks ago.
            He said that the US should go into Russia, kill all its people, then make money selling real estate to immigrants.
            I assume he makes plans for the State Dept. or the Pentagon, with big ideas like that.

        • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

          Frankly, I’m kind of surprised that hasn’t happened yet.

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      tucson, everything you wrote is factually accurate and true.

      Yet it is very, very hard to figure out for most. Supressed info, massive propaganda, lots of distractions, and truly, very few are interested in knowing the truth.

      Yanukovich was corrupt, yes. They all are. I mean Brandon & son are master grifters, on a whole other league, yet no coup.

      The well informed know very well that the US has been engaged in regime change operations and wars for many decades now. And got away with it, except if you were one of the thousands of American grunts killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq of Afghanistan, or one of the millions killed after coups in Latin America, Asia, Africa and so on.

      Looks like the end of an era. Pushback.

      • tucsonspur February 28, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

        ‘An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted’.

        Arthur Miller

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

      Well the Ukrainian faction that won out must loathe the Azovs and vice versa. I agree with the Azovs that Putin is blind on race, and doesn’t think White Russians are any more Russian than the Muslims or Central Asians. But at least he doesn’t loathe Whites like the New World Order does – and that most definitely includes Zelensky and Co.

      Can you try and connect up the different circuits of your brain? Sometimes you are moderately pro-White. But all that seems to be forgotten when you talk about politics (like this issue) or sex (sex with Blacks is cool). It’s all connected, Tusc. So you must be too if you would See.

      • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 6:54 pm #

        I had heard that Russia took in some white South African farmers as immigrants. Haven’t researched the details. Anyway, I’m pretty sure “Joe Biden” would not have done this.

  61. Roundball Shaman February 28, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

    “Ukraine is a manageable localized problem in a distant part of the world and Russia is going to manage it. The American crisis of confidence in its own operating system is something else.”

    Do not understand the capacity for egotistical Grifters to take a manageable problem and turn it into a catastrophe. And in this case, all sides are egotistical Grifters.

    To all Nations that are acting all self-righteous right now and pretending to be lily-white and without blame for the current state of World affairs…

    A wise Master once said, “Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

    “Did ‘Joe Biden’s’ handlers actually want to start World War Three?”

    They have been trying to start World War Three FOR YEARS. They have been laying the groundwork for decades. And the wicked pathology behind this thinking has lasted for eons.

    “The scant news coming out of Ukraine is so infected with propaganda that it’s impossible to know exactly what’s going on there these early days of the Russian invasion.”

    So the news coming out now is just like the ‘news’ we all get all the time?

    “There are no real functioning international news agencies anymore.”

    Those who write and hand out the mass State corporate media news stories every day to all the mass State corporate media outlets would want to differ with you on this. They are functioning quite normally.

    “These are the folks who worked tirelessly to drive America insane since 2016 and now they’re capping their ‘hat-trick’ of mind-fuckery with the specter of World War Three.”

    It’s not a bug but a default function.

    “… has awakened to the apparent reality that mass vaccination is killing off a lot of people before their time.”

    Why no, it COULDN’T be ‘The Vax!’ It’s STRESS due to all the worry over the Ukraine! Stress and worry is killing those people, not Big Pharma toxic concoctions! Doctor Death is having this narrative prepared for him right now.

    We’re all stuck on a huge jumbo jet piloted by maniacs who shouldn’t even get a drivers permit while the cabin movie is showing scenes of utter destruction from some old horror movie. Problem is, today it’s not a movie and the pilot’s seat is being fought over by malformed humans who couldn’t pull a kid’s wagon properly without running it into a ditch.

    And we’re getting tossed around the cabin and they won’t even let us have a damn bag of peanuts anymore.

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 3:06 pm #

      “…malformed humans who couldn’t pull a kid’s wagon properly without running it into a ditch.”

      Is this a red Radio Flyer wagon?

      “And we’re getting tossed around the cabin and they won’t even let us have a damn bag of peanuts anymore.”

      You will have nothing and own nothing, and you will like it!

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 4:11 pm #

      The Red Wheelbarrow
      BY WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS

      so much depends
      upon

      a red wheel
      barrow

      glazed with rain
      water

      beside the white
      chickens

      • malthuss February 28, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

        sex change to wendy.

  62. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

    We haven’t see anything good from The Bee for a while, so here we go. MaryQ should appreciate these:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/report-everyone-who-adds-ukrainian-flag-to-profile-pic-to-receive-nobel-peace-prize

    And this one is good too:

    https://babylonbee.com/news/americans-will-now-be-required-to-identify-ukraine-on-a-map-before-being-able-to-post-opinion-on-ukraine

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 9:26 pm #

      Hahahahaha! Just the titles crack me up.

  63. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

    Madness abounds. It’s all sheer madness. Motherfuckers!

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 3:55 pm #

      I guess we should all try to just get out of here and instead join the metaverse. Do you think there is a war going on in the metaverse? Are you taxed to oblivion on your hard earned waves in the metaverse? Are there any good women to be had in the metaverse?

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 4:05 pm #

      You know what else is madness? The stock markets. I’m a neutral observer, not invested. Once in a while I look at Bloomberg or similar, and I see a pattern – up – drop – big rebound – drop – bigger rebound. For years!

      Crashing real economy, pandemic, resource depletion, inflation, war, not to worry. Stocks always win!

      I’ve come to the conclusion that every last human could be dead and the tickers would still be going up for some time, as long as the solar panels are connected to the algorithms that create digital money, and the algorithms that use it to “buy the dip”.

      Wall St doesn’t need humans!

  64. tom clark February 28, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

    Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.–Voltaire

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

      “That is well said. But we must cultivate our garden.” – Voltaire

  65. hillbillyholler February 28, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

    Hang on to ya bloomers folks, we about to get raped. This is all a diversion to put us in an emergency and so they can impose another false flag and put us in the throws of social credit. Thing is, these pigs that are in charge, globally, are about to hit full face with a full grown, in the best of his prime, ball sack hangin’ plum to the ground BISON… And I mean to tell ya it’s gonna hurt like a dog’s ass that has been rubbed raw with a corn cob & lit up with turpentine!! It’s gonna be bloody & a lot of us may not make it, but for the ones of us that are still here after the so called smoke clears, oh what a sight we gonna behold…. I’ll just say it like this,,,,,, They {meanin’ the elites, cabal or whatever their proper title is} once asked to see the future & so it was granted to them and when they saw , they asked for it to be taken back cause the ending didnt quite set with ’em… But ya see, things dont quite work that way in the real world and when ya partake in and ask for bad things, bad things tend to come back and wanna stay for supper, then the next thing ya know them bad things is a goin’ to the barn with Ellie May and havin’ a rollin’ in the hay …..

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

      holler,

      with or without Ellie May’s consent?

      I agree with your post. I suspect I belong in the camp of those who won’t make it. So be it.

      Nicely written.

  66. Jarek February 28, 2022 at 4:29 pm #

    https://holodomormuseum.org.ua/en/the-history-of-the-holodomor/

    Another reason why they might hate the Russians. This site says 7 million died. Wiki says 3.5.

    Of course Russia is no longer Communist, no longer the same regime. But did they clean house? I’ve heard they didn’t, and that some of the old symbols are still used, the statues are still up, etc.

    How does Putin see the Soviet Union and its Communism? I’ve heard he criticizes it but regards its breakup as a great tragedy. Any one know more?

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

      Jarek,

      yes, the Great Famine was a tragedy. Stalin was a monster, as was Mao – & Hitler too. Communism and nazism are the same thing. Coercion, brutality, and ultimately, mass murder.

      Putin’s view about communism as you present it is what I know about it, too. He’s glad it fell, but likes it that the system kept a vast empire, or coalition, of peoples, united. He’s a devout Orthodox Christian, too, which is strange since he’s an ex KGB apparatchik. May be genuine, or a calculated façade, we can’t know.

    • Paula D February 28, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      The Holdomor was invented in the 80s, when the Evil Reagan was president and ratline citizens reigned supreme.
      Before that people knew that there were poor harvests, but no one claimed it was deliberate.
      There was a Dust Bowl in the US too. Probably won’t be long before some ambitious ”scholar” blames that on Russia, also.
      Although Stalin wasn’t Russian, of course.

      • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

        On one of your shoulders there is the Fascist Angel of Nationalism, on the other sits Red Devil of Communism. They are fighting over your soul. This one was from the latter.

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

        Paula,

        the Holdomor was real. No less an authority than “Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn opined on 2 April 2008 in Izvestia that the 1930s famine in Ukraine was similar to the Russian famine of 1921–22 as both were caused by the ruthless robbery of peasants by Bolshevik grain procurements.” (wiki)

        At the very least, Stalin ordered confiscation of crops and denied access to relief, resulting in cannibalism and millions of deaths. That’s the consensus. There’s differences re the number of victims and the level of involvement of the Soviet state, but the fundamentals are historically true.

        Like the dust bowl you mention, with US Marshalls confiscating any food reserves house by house at gunpoint. Certainly the Georgian didn’t create the weather, but he created the commissars and goons.

        • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 9:29 pm #

          You are correct. I have asked a couple of Russian scholars, and this is also their take on it. Under Stalin, millions of farmers lost their livelihoods to fund the great rebuild of the Soviet Union. Some praise Stalin for that, I do not.

          • TaxDonkey February 28, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

            There’s a great movie on that called Mr Jones. It goes pretty deep into what happened and documents the New York Times role in covering up the genocide.

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

            Here’s a clue.
            “All the cool kids say it, so it must be true” is not an argument I find persuasive.
            Ever.

          • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 3:05 pm #

            Can you cite someone who has done the historical sleuthing necessary to debunk it?

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

            Looks like they wrote a book on it. As they point out, the entire myth was created in 1986, but now there has been more research.
            https://www.husj.harvard.edu/books/contextualizing-the-holodomor-the-impact-of-thirty-years-of-ukrainian-famine-studies

        • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          Sorry, Rulo. Solzhenitsyn is not my go-to “scholar” on anything Soviet.
          Just because the NY Times is on the bandwagon, along with the other imperialist mouthpieces, does not mean that the Holdomor was not invented in the 80s.
          There is no one I hate more than Reagan and his flying monkeys, so no, I will not adopt that narrative.

        • Hereward the Woke March 3, 2022 at 7:52 am #

          Yep. That great English journalist, Malcolm Muggeridge, actually witnessed it in the 1930s. He managed to slip away from his Soviet minders and take a few train trips.

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

        And Paula, that Stalin wasn’t Russian doesn’t mean much. Hitler wasn’t German, either…

        • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 7:18 pm #

          A classic feminine tangent. Can’t keep on the track of what’s important.

        • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

          Part of the usual propaganda is that “the Ukrainians hate Russians because Stalin Holdomor”.
          Don’t blame me for answering a piece of propaganda you left out. I was being proactive.

  67. Alzaebo February 28, 2022 at 4:31 pm #

    The Ukronazis are easy to understand.

    They’re Contras, ambitious paramiltaries backed by a foreign power.

    This is what it would look like if the US decided to drive the Cartels out of Mexico.

    (Pretending, of course, that US Intelligence and the banksters hadn’t installed them in the first place.

    Pappy Bush and his old oilfield buddy, Salinas, wanted to move them out of Columbia, so Pappy flattened 4000 blocks of Panama City to silence his uppity middleman, Noriega.)

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 4:47 pm #

      Mere mercenaries devoid of ideals? As Machiavelli said, such men flee quickly when things go south. For a state to depend on such is folly.

      Contra Rulo, the Saker gives them grudging respect as ferocious fighters, not just cowardly bullies. And says some may well die for their beliefs – thus not just mere thugs or mercenaries. Of course some may be Thugs, or Mercenaries, or Satanists, etc.

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

        Some were tough fighters, many were camp guards and pogrom organizers.

        Did you see the footage of them shooting a man & his wife trying to escape Mariopol (their stronghold). That’s what they do best. But yes, some were in the waffen ss – which puts them in the “Satanist” category. Many occult ties. I always recommend the book “the morning of the magicians”, by Pauwels & Bergier, in French originally but there’s translations.

        Did you know that the SS organized expeditions to Tibet, for example, in order to make contact with the “ancient ones”?

        I wonder if they opened a portal that never closed….

        • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

          Well you’re talking about the SS. I was talking about the Azov Brigade. Wiki doesn’t find a direct lineage. Tusc says that he found one.

          Anyway, you said they were nothing but miserable cowards, both then and now. This is in line with the Biblical worldview that utterly despises all enemies as vermin. This was transmitted to both Communism and Christianity and perhaps Islam as well, more indirectly. As Lenin said, See your opponents are utterly without any redeeming value or virtues.

          We could and have debated their worldview. But to deny their martial prowess and valor is simply fatuous. I assume Zelenski and Co concur since they lauded and feted them, though no doubt loathing them.

          I agree their individual morality is in question, but that is often the case with soldiers and in war. American troops taking Japanese teeth as trophies. The mass rape of German women by Russian soldiers. The two for one t shirts of the IDF – a bullseye over the belly of a pregnant Palestinian woman.

          If we had been nice, we wouldn’t have taken this Continent. Or South America either. If we were really nice, we wouldn’t even have tried. In fact, such really nice people would be speaking Mongolian, Turkish, Arabic, or Berber by now and their skin would be brown.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

            Jarek, also. Azov. Check out the Black Sun and the Wolfsangel on their insignia, both well known Occult symbols.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azov_Battalion

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

            And Jarek, I recognize not all of them were miserable cowards. I said most were. As in, murdering women and children in cold blood.

            I respect courage. May not agree with the ideology behind it, but I admit the Wehrmacht deserve respect. And for the most part, they didn’t engage in mass murder of unarmed civilians. Even at WW2, many old-school German generals and officers refused to do that, and despised the Gestapo and SS goons that did.

            Soldier is one thing. Camp guard, stripping women and children naked and sending them to the gas chamber, quite another.

          • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

            Is occult the same as Satanic in your book? It’s not in mine. But take St Augustine: All the gods of the pagans are devils. Where do you go from there? Nowhere nice. Northern Germany was converted with terror. Thousands of Saxon warriors and chiefs were executed by Charlemagne at the behest of the Church. The hardcore fled to Scandinavia to warn their cousins of new the Horror that was coming.

            You’re an agnostic or non-practicing Catholic. But the Shadow of Abraham still looms large in your psyche.

            The Northern Pagans returned as the Vikings. The slaughtered Templars returned as those subtle devils, the Masons. Such a mentality makes many enemies.

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 7:28 pm #

            Jarek,

            see, now that’s an insightful comment. I can say it, but not you! I recognize quality.

            True, occult and Satanic are not the same thing. What follows is true, too.

            You’re a non practicing Catholic, too. So we share that. And Catholic includes the Old Testament, so yes, Shadow of Abraham.

            You know how much I despise Bergoglio despite being from the same place. Yet I think, in his absurd wokeness, he’s closer to true Catholicism than you are. You cannot be a Nazi Catholic if you’re honest with yourself. It’s one or the other.

            Father Kolbe was a true Catholic.

            https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/father-kolbe-the-catholic-priest-who-died-in-place-of-another-at-auschwitz/

          • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

            As the Sufis say, Jesus taught the Way to the other world. But Mohammad taught the Way in both worlds. Terrible but true. I think Christ understands me, but I may be wrong. As I averred above, if we had followed his Path exclusively, we’d be long gone. I’m not wrong about that. Thus the Fathers developed the Doctrine of Just War.

            Or maybe Jesus meant for us to follow the Old Testament when it came to practical questions. That would have worked too. Lot of war there, eh?

          • Q. Shtik February 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

            to warn their cousins of new the Horror that was coming. – Jar

            ===========

            I’m guessing you meant to say the new

          • justanotherguy March 1, 2022 at 12:07 am #

            the true understanding of just defense awaits a man with responsibility to his family, his children.

  68. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

    I’m beginning to think the puppetmasters are using Orwell’s magnum opus for their game plan. We’re at war with Eurasia. We’ve always been at war with Eurasia.

    They tried Huxley’s plan, but it didn’t work out.

    • Amman February 28, 2022 at 6:34 pm #

      The sold out parts of the New World and the UK are now at odds, if not in an outright war, with the Classical World. The Classical world is the World of Greece, Rome, Persia, Egypt, the Arab-Islamic Civilization, and China. It is no accident Italy saw the light and signed up for the Silk Road.

  69. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

    Does anyone think now would be a good time to get a mail order Russian bride?

    Or would that raise eyebrows on the homeland security front?

    They would probably want us to have a mail order Ukrainian bride.

    • Disaffected March 1, 2022 at 9:15 am #

      Ukrainian would probably be the way to go. But I’d wait a bit if I were you. In a few months the immigration and delivery costs will be covered by Uncle Sugar and you be able to pick one up locally at a big discount. Not to mention the advantage of performing an onsite visual inspection before taking delivery as well. You”ll want to avoid the extremely shell-shocked models. What’s not to love? Then, after learning the ins and outs of the business, you can apply to become a licensed broker and cash in too. Maybe even pick up a lucrative government contract or two!

      • Islander March 1, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        This is an obnoxious exchange.

        • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 12:41 pm #

          It already happened in the 90s. Not just to Ukrainian and Russian women (and children), but also to the women of the destroyed Yugoslavia.
          Americans think it’s a joke.
          That might be part of the reason Russians are pissed off.

          • Paula D March 1, 2022 at 2:11 pm #

            “Nadia Marcinkova is one of Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged victims. Epstein reportedly “purchased” Nadia Marcinkova from her family when she was just 15 years old and often suggested to her as his “Yugoslavian sex slave.”

  70. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

    Doesn’t all this insanity kinda leave Xi Jinping squarely in the catbird seat among the meat puppets? Or should I say, a cat among the pigeons?

  71. JTinMD February 28, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

    Russia, China and Iran form an alliance. What’s to stop them? Does Xi aspire to dominate the world, or not? I can easily imagine the second tier in China pushing him into it (or else!).

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

      lol, would love to see how that war plays out for the West, and the world in general!!!

  72. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

    Here’s Ramzan Kadyrov, someone on the Chechen front that we don’t hear much about:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramzan_Kadyrov

    • cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

      These guys have more testosterone in their little pinky than Biden has in his entirety. More than all leaders in the EU combined!

      • Disaffected March 1, 2022 at 1:09 pm #

        Diggin’ that look!

  73. King of Comedy February 28, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

    In other news:

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, the person who is to history what Stephen Hawking is to ski-jumping, claims that coverage of Ukraine is being “racialized”. Evidently the Russians and Ukrainians in their near total Whiteness offer scant opportunity for intersectional grievances and the ever so fashionable dialectic (in VictimWorld™) of White oppressor/non-White oppressed so a grievance has to be manufactured.

    Oh, and all you people who thought you lived on the continent of Europe, sorry… that was an illusion created by racist White math… or geography… or something (that was definitely racist).

    Ibrahim Kendi not wanting to be left out in the Grievance Olympics reiterated that any policy which results in unequal outcomes along racial lines is by definition racist and urged the Biden administration to supply Stinger missiles and Javelin anti-tank weapons to Chicago gang-bangers. “We can’t have those Crackers in Albania or wherever they are on that non-continent racking up larger KIA counts than traditionally underserved communities. This is another example of the systemic inequities built in to the racist foundation of Western civilization,” Kendi was quoted as saying.

    Whitehouse spokesperson Jen Psaki, when asked about Kendi’s comments during a Whitehouse presser on the crisis in Ukraine, said that while the administration’s attention is primarily focused on the hostilities in eastern “Europe”, President Biden finds Kendi an “articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking” African-American and is taking no options off the table.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/nikole-hannah-jones-mocked-europe-not-continent-ukraine-alarm-racial-dog-whistle

    • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

      “the person who is to history what Stephen Hawking is to ski-jumping…”

      Ha! Good one!

      I like “VictimWorld™” too.

    • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 5:16 pm #

      This racialized line of thinking contradicts the statements of one Richard Moore, Xze, XM — Chief of MI6 British Intelligence (who uses pronouns after his name) Moore stated that an attack on Ukraine is an attack on Gay Rights, that Putin has it in for the LGQT movement, which was one of his Chief motivations for invading Ukraine to begin with.

      • Disaffected March 1, 2022 at 1:08 pm #

        …Putin has it in for the LGQT movement, which was one of his Chief motivations for invading Ukraine to begin with.

        Well shit! That changes everything!

    • Blackbird February 28, 2022 at 5:37 pm #

      Nikole Hannah-Jones should stick to writing fantasy, as should Ibrahim Kendi. Black Panther 2.0 needs scriptwriters!

      Others should quit mistaking fantasy for reality – and quit wasting their time discussing it. But they won’t – until that fantasy becomes our reality.

    • Jarek February 28, 2022 at 7:15 pm #

      I assume that quote by Kendi is a joke, but I’m not sure. That’s how far things have gone.

      Anglin jokes like this all the time. I assume you are he. Why not?

    • MaryQueen February 28, 2022 at 9:31 pm #

      Hahahahahaha!

  74. Paula D February 28, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

    According to the OCSE the shelling of Donbass went from 80 a day to 1200 a day after Feb 16th.
    What did they think that Putin was going to do about that?

  75. Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

    “But now another red line has been drawn, following more and more European governments – most notably Germany – ditching their policies of neutrality when it comes to shipping their weapons into foreign conflicts:

    RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS THOSE SUPPLYING LETHAL WEAPONS TO UKRAINE WILL BEAR RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD THESE WEAPONS BE USED DURING RUSSIA’S MILITARY OPERATION – IFAX

    More than likely, US and UK-supplied weapons, particularly anti-tank missile systems as well as possibly Stingers, are already being used by Ukraine forces against Russian tanks and armored vehicles. Unverified footage circulating widely online suggests as much at this early stage.”

    • Amman February 28, 2022 at 6:12 pm #

      Identifying Crime and Punishment belongs to Russia. The Idiot is western Europe.

      • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

        Amman,

        very apropos. Nobody has dissected the Russian soul as thoroughly as Dostoevsky.

        Except maybe Tolstoy.

        • Amman February 28, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

          OK, Rulo, one can dissect a frog but the soul? Anyway, fyi, I have never read these authors works. I did see “Dr. Zhivago” the movie based on the book by Boris Pasternak. Unfortunately, I never read that too…

          • Rulo Deschamps February 28, 2022 at 8:09 pm #

            Amman,

            better late than never. Dosto is rather dense, but Tolstoy is easier.

            Don’t remind me of dissecting frogs and my high school biology teacher, who thought he’d be “cool” in our eyes for saying four letter words in class.

            Been saving and helping frogs ever since! and that’s a long time ago.

            I liked Zhivago, the movie, but didn’t read the book either. One life is not enough…

        • MaryQueen March 1, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

          I’d throw Mikhail Bulgakov in there, too.

          • Amman March 1, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

            Awesome. Rulo is right. One life is not enough.

    • BackRowHeckler February 28, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

      Yes, I think the Russians have figured out that the lethal weapons systems being provided to Ukraine by the USA and the UK are there for the purposes of killing young Russian soldiers.

  76. cowbell81 February 28, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

    “recommending Americans social distance and mask in the event of a nuclear blast”

    This is just comical!!!

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10560335/Biden-updates-nuclear-explosion-guidelines-include-SOCIAL-DISTANCING-Putin-readies-missiles.html

    If you thought the government’s Covid response was terribly disorganized, just wait to see what kind of response we get from them after the nuclear fallout begins to settle.

    • E. H. Hail February 28, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

      There are ways that the Corona-Panic itself was an equivalent self-imposed deadweight loss as loss of a war on your own territory.

    • Amman March 1, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

      Err.. Nuclear weapons are deterrence weapons. You don’t want to let that genie out of the bottle.