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Remember the limbo? It was a dance fad kind of like the Olympic high jump in reverse: instead of leaping over a horizontal bar, you duck-walked under it to calypso music, with the crowd squealing, “How low can you go?” As it happens, in the culture of Western Civ, Limbo is also the name of a place on the edge of Hell. Either way, you have an apt metaphor for the spot that the USA is in as we enter the summer of double-deuce.

Lots of things are going south all at once: the stock markets and bond prices, Bitcoin is doing a vanishing act. The Colorado River reservoirs, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, are so low that, by September, both water and electricity may run out for a vast region that includes Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Southern California. The housing market is tanking (suburbia’s business model is broken). Whole herds of beef cattle roll over and die out on the range. Fertilizer is scarce. Food processing plants get torched by the dozen. Shortages loom.

The oil-and-gas industry is getting killed four ways: 1) our stupid Russia sanctions queered longstanding global distribution arrangements; 2) the industry is starved for capital; 3) depletion is seriously kicking in; and 4) “Joe Biden” and the knuckleheads running the EU countries are trying to kill it so as to usher in a Green New Deal that just doesn’t pencil-out.

The car dealers have no new cars on their lots, and pretty soon they’ll run out of decent used cars — which, these days, are often priced higher than the non-existent new cars. How’s that for a business model? Plus, the financially beaten-up middle-class can’t afford cars in either case, and increasingly can’t qualify for car loans.

The airline industry reels with a sucking chest wound due to a pilot shortage (thanks to vaxx mandates) and the high cost of jet fuel. The trucking industry’s business model is also broken with diesel fuel over six dollars a gallon — the cost of delivery exceeds the value of the cargo. America runs on trucks and if they stop running, so does everything else. Replacement parts are growing scarce for every mechanical device in the land. It’s getting harder to fix anything that’s broken.

“Joe Biden’s” proxy war against Russia in Ukraine isn’t working out. It was flamboyantly stupid from the get-go. We deliberately broke the Minsk agreements for a cease-fire in the Donbas to goad the Russians into action. NATO didn’t have the troops or the political mojo to back up its US-inspired bluster. Our financial warfare blew back in our faces and actually benefited the Russian economy and its currency, the ruble. The billions of dollars in weapons we’re sending into the war are easily interdicted in transport, or else are getting loose in a world of non-state maniacs ranging from the Taliban to al Qaeda to drug cartels.

Meanwhile, Russia steadfastly grinds out a victory on-the-ground that will leave it in control of the Black Sea and will reveal the USA’s lost capacity to impose its will around the world. In other words, our Ukraine project “to weaken Russia” brought on an epochal shift in the balance of power to our enormous disadvantage. This is on top of more than twenty years of US military fiascos from Afghanistan, to Iraq, to North Africa, to Syria which demonstrated our reckless disregard for human life and a gross inability to carry out a mission. This aggregate failure and display of weakness leaves us vulnerable to Chinese aggression in the Pacific. There is even spooky chatter now about China venturing to invade Australia, Japan, and the USA mainland. Yes, really.

With all this to be concerned about, half the American public, and the “Joe Biden” regime they insist they elected, remain in thrall to the Covid-19 horror movie and at the mercy of the deadly mRNA pharmaceutical products that were magically waiting in-advance of the outbreak to profit on it. But now, all the cover stories are falling apart. It’s getting harder to conceal the deaths and injuries caused by the vaccines, including a striking drop in fertility and the permanent damage to millions of people’s immune systems that will lay them low with cancer, neurological illness, and cardiovascular disease in the months ahead.

The CDC / FDA / Pharma cabal’s strategy-for-now: keep bluffing and quintupling down on their cover up — they just sweepingly approved mRNA shots for babies. Why? To extend the emergency use authorization that shields Pfizer and Moderna from liability. It won’t work long, of course, because under settled law fraud vacates that kind of protection, and the public health officials with their Pharma cronies have orchestrated the deadliest fraud in human history.

If there is an American nation left in a year or so, with a functioning legal system, the players in this cabal are going to land in witness chairs to explain why they killed so many people. (“We were following The Science,” they’ll say. Uh-huh….) By then, no one will believe their bullshit and it will be off to the American limbo known as Palookaville for the likes of Fauci, Collins, Gates, Bourla, Bancel, Walensky and the gang.

To try to head-off anything like that, the “Joe Biden” regime just announced a second attempt to control the news-flow with a White House Disinformation Task Force, to replace the ludicrous Homeland Security Disinformation Governance Board that flopped so miserably in May when its appointed chief, Ms. Jankowicz, turned out to be a prime purveyor of disinformation. The new Disinfo Task Force, led by Veep Kamala Harris — who performed so well in her previous assignment as Border Czar — is pretending to be all about online sexual harassment and gender bigotry. I’m sure….

It won’t work. “Joe Biden” is running on empty. His regime staggers on in a delirium and an odium, like one of those groaning, brain-leaking zombies on cable-TV. The voters are poised to unload two barrels of buckshot to this monster’s head in November if we are not prevented from holding elections by yet another bogus “emergency.” Until then, we’re in a race to see just how the Party of Chaos completes the destruction of the economy, which is the prelude to the people of the USA destroying the Party of Chaos.


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  1. Hands4u June 17, 2022 at 9:17 am #

    IT will be interesting to see how many other non-NATO countries will now want to become NATO.

    • Hands4u June 17, 2022 at 9:18 am #

      And how many will be allowed in.

    • lizharmon June 17, 2022 at 9:45 am #

      Just go out to the WEF website and pull the list of Young Global Leaders. Countries headed by this vermin (like Sweden, for example) want in. Nobody else does. NATO is the USA and outside the realm of G7/Davis spin, the USA is most definitely not the rising star you want to hitch your wagon to if you’re a developing nation.

      • Night Owl June 17, 2022 at 9:48 am #

        YGL: human cockroaches.

        • C.O.Jones June 17, 2022 at 10:22 am #

          Membership list include one Ivanka Trump Kushner.

          Does anyone seriously believe the recent news of the “falling out” between Ivanka and loving daddy?

          If, by some bizarre twist of fate orange man reoccupies the white house, Ivanka will stay the WEF course.

          • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:13 am #

            I do not think Trump is getting along so well with his daughter right now. If my daughter said, in front of the world, that basically I was crazy, good bye sister and the loser you dragged in with you. If Trump backs the WEF, he is off my list. Destruction of these world egomaniacs is number one on my list. If the head guy for the Patriot party is in with America’s worst enemy.

            NATO is a paper tiger, no one knows this better than Russia. Putin is losing the war was so popular in the press a month ago. Well, his go slow, draw them out strategy might me coming out. Hold back, attack when in best position and let NATO send billions of $ in weapons into a losing situation. The Pentagon has already sent out warnings that we are exhaustion our stockpiles, Europe must be too. After the NATO boys have shot their wad, Russia will take what it wants, set up defensive borders, pull back its troops, and laugh all the way to the bank.

            The aftermath is sickening. Ukraine will lose its access to the Black Sea, the US naval presence from Bretton Woods will be dead, Russia will have its border strengthened with Donbas part of Russia, the West struggling with inflation and falling monetary values, shortages, oil supply shortages that are endangering our strategic position, the emergence of a stronger Eurasian coalition, reemergence of NOKO, US corporations departing Russia allowing nationalization of their assets and loss of market, insanitynrising throughout Europe as the face the Biden lies about LNG, and a cold winter next year without Russia.

            A new definition of insanity, joining with Biden America to join NATO in the face of an ascending Eurasia, and a declining, in every way possible America and its “Allies”. Next winter, the EU, or what is left of it, will be scrambling to join Russia to found a truly United Europe. Could be another majestic failure for the Dems and WEF. Or maybe a victory for the divide and conquer WEF, and loss for Biden America.

            Very good essay, JHK, you hit them hard on every fiasco.

          • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:20 am #

            I think the story of the falling out was put out by the MSM to lend weight to the edited and deceptive video used by the January 6th with hunt.

            Ivanka was raised by her father to have extremely good manners, and to respect her elders.

            Attorney General Barr was her father’s choice, she was not embroiled in the whole ginned-up controversy, the video reflects that.

          • Night Owl June 17, 2022 at 12:17 pm #

            I see no point in speculating on personal relationships. The stories in the media are nearly always employing abuser psychology, playing people off one another and trying to destroy reputations through hearsay, framing, etc.

            Best is to stick to what is known, and speculate from there.

            What is known is that many government institutions, the corporate media, and some of the leading institutions in science, academia, etc. are incredibly corrupt, with money trails that lead back to the same places.

          • Walter B June 17, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

            Attacking people personally is one of the easiest ways they have found to distract people from the real problems Night Owl, and far too many fall for it. They must be so special that they are so special that their feces emit no aroma. Works every time. The Haters hated Trump and now they hate Putin too.

            Oh look, a squirrel!

          • bluedog June 17, 2022 at 5:46 pm #

            Well, we just got whipped again, I think they are in a rut and can’t find their way out of it. Trump wanted to steal Syrian oil and did so, and they are still stealing it along with their wheat Trump sent weapons to Ukraine, and they are still doing it, Trump dumped trillions into Wall Street and so has Biden to protect the 1% somehow I simply can’t see any difference between the two or the parties they resent until it dawned me that both of them were only poster children to amuse the voter with all things they said they were going to do but somewhere between making America great again and build back better they lost direction.

      • SpeedyBB June 17, 2022 at 10:59 am #

        I can confirm this tendency – not yet a trend, because Uncle is so large and so prominent in the economies of developing countries – that even the corporate mass media of Asia, which would ordinarily submit to the party line, are showing signs of dismay and distancing themselves from what’s going down.

        I am referring specifically to the mood in Singapore, Thailand, Australia (even Australia!) and Indonesia, where I live. Malaysia has long assumed a stand-offish, even fuck-you, attitude to Uncle, in part because of the less-than-enthusiastic reception of hard-line Islam by the infidel Yanquis. Vietnam plays a very close game, again hoping that western pressure will assist it in resisting the ominous influence of its northern neighbor. ASEAN is watching the train wreck and wondering what to do about not getting caught up in it.

        Indonesia is openly purchasing Russian oil, in spite of being more-or-less in thrall to the multinational energy giants, not to mention the global banksters; the deal that was cut by very-well-connected Freeport (Henry the K on the BoD) was a classic case of slap it down on the President’s desk and growl “Sign here”. That is what “nationalizing” one of the biggest foreign-owned minerals companies actually entailed. The multinationals continue to do as they please.

        Countries will decouple from the USA cautiously and discreetly, as everything from FMCG subsidiaries to multinational banks (Citibank can exercise considerable political pressure) is somehow linked to American financial power.

        But whom to turn to for “protection”? No Asian country harbors any illusion about the advisability of snuggling up to the PRC in lieu of an American “umbrella”; mistrust of China runs deep and winds down through history. The blood-spattered story of the Communists in their own country does not make pleasant bedtime reading, either.

        Newly-independent African republics are classic “failed states”, still hanging on the tit of the French or British colonial power, when they can. Latinoamerica welcomes the Chinese as hopefully a “lesser evil” than what the Monroe Doctrine has allowed the USA to arrogantly and recklessly carry out.

        Mr. Kunstler’s mention of “…begging Venezuela…” generates a broad, ironic smile, as Uncle has done everything it can to sabotage Venezuela, ever since the “good old days” of dictators and oligarchs (oilygarchs) milking the country dry passed into history.

        Washington will just bear down on its failed policies as its natural adversaries stand back and watch.

        One of Dmitry Orlov’s anecdotes concerned the meeting of an American with a Russian, soon after the collapse of the USSR. The American, gloating over the apparent victory of capitalism, was told “First us, then you”.

        Maybe that time has arrived.

        • elysianfield June 17, 2022 at 11:23 am #

          Speedy,
          You like Langham’s? I got a case of it.

        • U-731 June 17, 2022 at 11:30 am #

          We in the US are going to *wish* ‘we’ had a let-down as gentle as the Soviets had.

          • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:26 pm #

            Millions of Russians died.
            This is referred to in US propaganda as “Life expectancy dropped dramatically”.
            Russia is only now getting back up to its 1991 population.
            But yeah, it will be worse in the US.

          • Uncle Bob June 18, 2022 at 3:01 pm #

            No wonder the billionaires and their political lackeys want everyone disarmed: otherwise, they’d be able to get rid of the bozos who’ve wrecked the country.

          • Walter B June 19, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

            We don’t need firearms Uncle Bob, remember the beachhead scene from Saving Private Ryan? “Don’t shoot, let ’em burn”! A bullet is too merciful, fire is the way to go.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF3DvMiNVIY

        • fattigmann June 17, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

          Orlov thinks he knows America after living in a houseboat off the coast of New England. He doesn’t. Living in St. Petersburg he thinks he knows Russia. He doesn’t. Two very different places, hardly analogous.

          • Amman June 17, 2022 at 8:30 pm #

            So he knows nothing.

        • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

          Malaysia did have a fuck you approach to the US. I remember that it was the only one of the Asian Tigers that didn’t crash in 1999, or whenever that was.
          Then they held war crimes tribunals and sentenced George W. Bush and Donsfield Rumsfield in abstenia.
          And then in 2014 they lost 3 airliners and their airline and that seemed to work to get them in line.
          In March one “disappeared”, in July one was shot down (blamed on the Russians) and then one crashed in December.
          The US plays hardball.

          • Kim June 18, 2022 at 5:00 am #

            When the tsunami hit Indonesia that Christmas all those years ago, the US air force wanted to land at Indonesia air bases to offer whatever. They were told they weren’t wanted. Why? Because, as one Indonesian general put it, “Once they come in, you can’t get rid of them.”

            Very wise.

          • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 10:07 am #

            Paula D

            When the Dutch airliner was shot out of the sky with all passengers on board:

            — The USA had it’s most sophisticated spy surveillance ship standing by watching every move in the skies over Ukraine.
            — The airliner was diverted by Ukrainian air traffic control onto a route far south of the route it planned to take to avoid over flying the zone of conflict.
            — It then reversed course to a route which would carry it toward the border between Russia and the disputed Donbass province of Ukraine.
            — Within minutes of the crash the US media released headlines screaming ” Putin’s Missile”
            — Also while the remains were still smoldering two Canadian citizens who were visiting relatives near the crash scene rushed over. While they were there they took pictures of the cockpit area showing multiple bullet impacts with the impact holes pointing inward.
            — Their photos were posted to the internet where they lasted only hours before being discovered and taken down by the censors.
            — Bear in mind that the US spy ship had the capability of watching the entire event live and in real time. But the “free press” kept the question of “who done it” alive for months before riding it into an inconclusive obscurity.

            “Oct 5, 2020 — “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” – William J. Casey, CIA Director …”

          • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 10:11 am #

            Was the airliner of Dutch registry or Malaysian loaded with Dutch passengers??

          • Mike G June 19, 2022 at 7:57 am #

            Xi Jinping and China over Taiwan? The perverts in DC will be changing their pronouns.

          • Paula D June 19, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

            I agree, Thorshammer, that it was shot down by fighter jets, not a Buk missile.
            It was suspicious as hell, just like the plane that “disappeared” in March, which the US ”looked for” by flying over the ocean looking for suitcases. What is the point of satellites and sonar if your best effort is looking for floating suitcases?
            Rather like having 17 spy agencies but relying on a gamer in UK to check out Twitter and YouTube for ”evidence” that the Russkies did it.
            And yeah, did the Russkies tell the air traffic controller to reroute the airliner over Donbass?
            It was a Malaysian airliner with a bunch of Dutch passengers.

      • hortonz June 17, 2022 at 11:09 am #

        Meanwhile over here in the former Great White North our own party chaos is doubling down on its’ attempt to turn Canada into a Chinese-style dictatorship. ithttps://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/editorial-online-censorship-bill-is-a-big-problem/ar-AAYvvfV?ocid=BingNewsSearch

      • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:23 am #

        Speaking of WEF, I have just read an alternative POV on that organization:

        Is the WEF the Headquarters of Evil?

        https://brownstone.org/articles/is-the-wef-the-headquarters-of-evil/

        • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

          That article seems like a textbook, “limited hangout,” meant to run cover for the WEF.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      (Oops, forgot about the new wordpress link moderation crap. Trying this again):

      Japan is already knocking at the door:

      english.kyodonews.net/news/2022/06/db8cca5780e1-urgent-kishida-to-be-1st-japan-leader-to-attend-nato-summit.html

    • UN OUT OF USA June 17, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

      Sadly, there will be others. It’s not because it makes sense (it doesn’t) or because it will improve the lives of their citizens (it won’t), but because the USA bribes those officials to do our bidding. If the 2 moronic “leaders” (USA puppets) pf Sweden and Finland simply opened their eyes and looked at what the Russian SMO has done to Ukraine (especially Mariupol and other towns where the Nazi’s hid among the civilians), they would see the massive destruction and want no part of that for their own countries. But they don’t care. Just like our “leaders” here in the USA (the majority of them anyway), don’t care about us. To these corrupt ba$turds (spelling intentional) it’s all about the money. They simply don’t give 2 $hits about us. They do what the donor class tells them to do, period. They are killing us via war, famine, poison (Covid non-vaxx), and inflation. They don’t care. Until we decorate lamp posts with these ba$turds, nothing will change. Anyone who puts their faith solely in the upcoming “elections” (yeah right) is burying their head in the sand and therefore part of the problem.

  2. RaymondR June 17, 2022 at 9:41 am #

    At some point, maybe sooner than you expect, elections will be “temporarily” suspended to deal with some “emergency”, real or imagined.

    The mask will come off. Caesar will save the day.

    Oswald Spengler will rise from his German grave and say “I told you so”.

    • Night Owl June 17, 2022 at 9:50 am #

      About two years ago, I mentioned on here that there was a Bundesregierung document uncovered here in Germany about a plan for governance in a post-democratic society where elections had been suspended.

    • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      Suspended or fixed. Same difference. Fixed is slightly more dramatic, suspended makes the point more directly.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:20 am #

        Dis

        If the polls are even close to accurate, the Deplorables are in control of the ballot box this fall. Fixing the election will be an impossibility with wide margins, too many stuffed ballots will be detectable, even to a 90% loaded judiciary.

        The Dems will have to stop the election to stop a bloodbath. Think they will try? Is the Pope a Catholic?

        • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          No he isn’t, but you may well be right anyway.

          • taijitu June 17, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

            Is there any doubt?

        • Alzaebo June 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

          Nope. Nope. Nope.
          In Nevada, the primaries just this week were rigged, with all the classic 2020 tricks.

          • Redneck Liberal June 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

            Huh? You’re saying that even the GOP Primaries are fixed now?

        • Wizard of the Saddle June 19, 2022 at 10:03 am #

          The Democrat vote rigging in this country is mainly confined to cities and states where, (Surprise! Surprise!), Democrat elected officials are in charge. Not so much in areas where GOP is in-charge except for hard core anti-Trump RINO’s. This November the fight becomes very complicated for the corrupt Dems with hundreds of Congressional districts and dozens of Senate seats in play. Dems will cheat where they have the people in elected positions of power to put their thumbs on the scales, but even in those areas, if the Red Wave is massive enough, cheating becomes very difficult and plausible deniability becomes implausible with cheating undeniable. Also, the national mood is different now, with growing anger aimed at Democrats and millions feeling “heap big buyer’s remorse” over the Joe Biden installation.

          At the end of the day I see a once in a century scale watershed election in the making that will drown the Democrats and sweep away their cheating apparatus like the Red Sea crush Pharoah and his army.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

        I figured they’d be suspended by Hussein. The fix was in better than I imagined.

        Still in play, more likely now.

    • happiface June 17, 2022 at 10:09 am #

      another masterpiece from Jim–wow!

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      RvW protestors at Kavanaugh’s home are also threatening the neighbors and their children.

      They want to provoke an incident so they can call the Insurrection Act, declare martial law, and cancel the elections.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:27 am #

        Wow, could be, and not just in front of Kavanaugh’s house. The Jane Project has just basically declared war on the Pro-Life part of America.

        Again, if they succeed, and they could considering the state of the Federal content of US institutions, the Uniparty is in control and the Constitution is on the way out.

        Could be history may look back on Jan. 6 as the final attempt for Patriotic, 20th century America to stop the Liberal, WEF led takeover and conversion to socialism.

        • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 11:35 pm #

          “Could be history may look back on Jan. 6 as the final attempt for Patriotic, 20th century America to stop the Liberal, WEF led takeover and conversion to socialism.” ~ JAZ

          John – let’s hope not. That would be a mighty embarrassing attempt, showing how soft we’ve become. How we lack the will and fortitude to do what we know needs to be done.

          Every single man who signed the Declaration of Independence knew his fate if the Revolutionary War failed – certain death. The penalty for treason was death by hanging.

          We’re not willing to put our lives on the line to defend and save America from her domestic enemies. I still believe there are heroes out there, waiting to be made. We’ll see.

      • Uncle Bob June 18, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

        Apparently there’s a law that was enacted in the late 1940s that allows the president to essentially become a dictator. This was done in case we and Ivan had an atomic or nuclear exchange. We soon may be faced with an Alzheimers patient who thinks he’s smarter and more righteous than anybody else using this act to declare various “emergencies” in order to circumvent Congress, the Constitution, and the will of the American people in order to impose his agenda on everyone. Sorta makes you glad he got elected to undo what GGG did, doesn’t it?

      • Redneck Liberal June 19, 2022 at 6:52 pm #

        “They”…who, exactly?

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      Yes, it all comes down to the Man on the White Horse. At last people begin to understand. But there will be knock offs, imitations.

      Don’t let the wrong one in.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

        Jacobins.

        The result on a white horse was Napoleon.

    • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

      Elections are the biggest circus of all our bread and circuses.
      They are the most common and ongoing Divide-and-Conquer weapon our ruling overlords have.
      They also provide a figleaf of consent over the bullshit the Congress and president do.
      Their are a boatload of people who actually think elections make a difference.
      Elections also provide a distraction from the actual day to day indignities people suffer. “Just wait until the midterms” they chant, like children waiting for Christmas.
      Would our rulers give that all up? Why?

      • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 6:07 am #

        There are two parties to the election charade:

        Demonrats
        and Repugnants

        and one herd of fools who march to their tune.

        Onward Bovine Soldiers, Marching as to War

  3. Night Owl June 17, 2022 at 9:43 am #

    Right now on the Corona-Ausschuss: Hard scientific evidence that children are suffocating with masks on. There appears to be little to no difference in the results based on mask type either.

    https://odysee.com/@Corona-Ausschuss:3/s109de:e

    A scientific study showing what common sense already dicatated: facemasks worn for more than a short period of time are highly damaging to human health.

    And they do virtually nothing for stopping transmission of “Covid-19.”

    • Night Owl June 17, 2022 at 9:44 am #

      Link to the English stream:

      https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/s109en:2

    • JC Penny June 17, 2022 at 10:20 am #

      Actually, the masks are a primary vector of disease:

      1) If they work, how do they work? The catch the bugs before they spread.
      2) If they catch the bugs, where to they go? On the mask making it infectious contaminated waste.
      3) If the mask is waste, how do you treat it? By grabbing it with your bare hands and shoving below your chin before you rub your eyes, pick your nose, or otherwise cross-contaminate via inept treatment of PPE.

      That’s why the mask-holes are getting repeat infections.

      • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        One would think that the cloth masks are the perfect medium for all kinds of nasty bacterial growth.

        • JC Penny June 17, 2022 at 11:01 am #

          All but one of the Ebola cases in the US back when that was the “Zombie Apocalypse” were caused by careless treatment of PPE by trained professionals…aka experts.

          The effectiveness of face masks as a primary vector of pathogens is neither rocket science nor new.

        • megabeth June 17, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          Any mask is, worn all the time. I started getting zits from mask-wearing at work, while simultaneously going through menopause. Not great, Bob!

          • Islander June 17, 2022 at 12:15 pm #

            Both of my great-nephews (18 and 15) complain of “instant acne” as a result of mask-wearing mandate.

          • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:26 pm #

            I developed an allergy to the material in medical masks. Cloth masks that stop nothing are so much better.

          • Cactus Girl June 17, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            Macne! I got it, too, around my mouth. I’m 62, with normally beautiful skin.

          • Islander June 17, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

            Re “cloth masks that stop nothing are so much better”

            You don’t say!!
            I made some for my great-nephews, out of, basically, handkerchief linen.

            Same as the one I made for myself so I could collect the mail and buy groceries..

            But the boys were required to wear them also during sports.

            It’s all for show. But the damage is real, physical, psychic, and social.

      • DyersEve June 17, 2022 at 11:29 am #

        exactly

      • Banana Vector June 17, 2022 at 5:10 pm #

        “That’s why the mask-holes are getting repeat infections.” ~ JC Penny

        I may have posted this joke here before that I made up a couple of years ago when masks were just getting going…

        What it someone doing when they are wearing a mask alone and without any intention to be with anyone any time soon?

        Maskurbating.

        We don’t evolve an immune system without exposure.

      • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 6:56 pm #

        The entire thing is a comedy show. The only masks that have any effectiveness are 3M N95 or N99 or equivalent. Neither of which are worn during physical activity, or by anyone other than an infected person, and neither of which can stop transmission at the rate suggested, according to tests.

        Furthermore, they must be disposed of after about two hours of use. The surgical masks that are allowed everywhere are designed to stop bodily fluids during operations, and are entirely ineffective vs. a microscopic virus.

        The entire thing is one of the greatest farces in human history. Made for absolute fucking idiots.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 10:27 am #

      Fresh air and water are the source of all life, which we’ve known forever. But apparently, breathing freely of fresh air is now a danger to our health.

      Maybe they’ll come for the water next. Brawndo, anyone?

      • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 11:19 am #

        They’ve already come for a lot of our water by putting untold chemicals into it. Look at the lead issues facing Flint and other decaying cities. Somewhere I recall hearing that a few drops of cyanide would be enough to poison an entire reservoir of city water. I wouldn’t doubt that we will see something like that happen sometime soon.

        • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:28 am #

          I wonder what poisoned 10000+ cows?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 11:33 am #

            If only they’d been wearing masks…

          • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 11:34 am #

            I’m sure whoever is Biden’s Secretary of Agriculture will get right to the bottom of all this.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 11:41 am #

            Well, Vilsack is from Iowa…so that’s something.

            He should probably ask for some assistace from Petey Buttigieg across the hall, as he’s done such a great job keeping the ports and trucks running.

          • abbybwood June 17, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

            Tucker had a cattle rancher on last night and he said that on super hot days (108) the cattle depend on cooler nights to adjust.

            But it seems they had 108 degree nights and that that was probably what killed them.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 3:28 pm #

            All of them couldn’t make the hot night(s)? Thousands at once? If there was a fire I’d understand that, but it sounds like they basically all just keeled over in unison.

          • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:38 pm #

            I just looked up last week’s weather in Kansas City. Not sure how far away the cows were, but I doubted that story because I am in the midwest heat also and it hasn’t hit 100 yet (next week) and it has gone down at night.
            So according to the link, which I will try to put here without getting moderated, it never went above 100 and it cooled down to the 70s or 80s at night.
            I don’t believe their story.

            timeanddate.com/weather/usa/kansas-city-kansas/historic

          • Redneck Liberal June 19, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

            They were probably vaccinated, JohnAZ…

        • Anthea June 18, 2022 at 12:16 am #

          Re the water:

          I’ve mentioned this here before, but it bears repeating. My Graves Disease was completely cured after I stopped drinking tap water. I have had no symptoms for about eight years. At the time I got Grave Disease, I was living in an area that is reputed to have some of the best water in the nation.

    • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      A scientific study showing what common sense already dicatated: facemasks worn for more than a short period of time are highly damaging to human health.

      And they do virtually nothing for stopping transmission of “Covid-19.” – NO

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

      And worse for me and other old people with hearing loss, if I can’t see a person’s lips in order to lip-read I might as well be stone deaf. People with good hearing have no idea how serious this problem is.

      • megabeth June 17, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        I often work in senior care facilities, and I’ve been taking down the mask so people can lip read since late 2020.

        I have trouble understanding muzzled people, and my hearing is just fine.

        Such a stupid bit of theater.

        • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

          They made air traffic controlers wear them too – an incredibly stupid and malicious idea. Lots of early retirements ensued between that and of course, the jab itself. Ditto Pilots.

          I assume some went to private companies that must be picking up some of the slack.

          • messianicdruid June 17, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

            The only private ATC contractors I know of send them to Afganistan or Ukraine. No thanks

      • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

        I went into Big Lots and there have an employee who is deaf. She wears a sign on her back telling people that she is deaf and to touch her or get in front of her if we want to talk to her.
        She talks like deaf people do which is hard for me to understand.
        So yeah, when we had that stupid mask mandate and I went to ask her a question of course we couldn’t communicate!
        We both took them off.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:39 am #

      One of the most appalling things I have seen in this whole war, and it is a war, is flight attendants asking whether a baby has reached the age of two years, in order to enforce smothering them.

      That was the age that sadistic nutjob Dr. Anthony Fauci decreed that a baby’s breath might prove fatal to some elderly person who was not even present.

      Ever here of SIDS? Infants smother so easily, a DOB on a piece of paper will not protect them.

      BTW, Dr. Fauci (allegedly) finally coming down with the virus does not prove that his policies were wrong all along, because that voodoo was never his.

      You can see, at the start, that what he was saying about masks matched “the science”.

      He and Adams (Pence’s guy) Birx, and Redfield all started pushing the lockdown nuttery on cue.

      Many of the face masks have a warning printed on the packaging or even on the mask, about wearing them too long.

      Everyone involved in doing that to children should serve time in jail if not prison, along with the scummy lowest echelons of society who are their real peers.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 11:49 am #

        With you on the “allegedly”.

        I’d imagine everyone playing the game near the top has to publicly announce they have it at some point and disappear for a while (Cabo?) just to reassure the jabbed folks out there that it’s okay that they’re still catching “it” too.

        There’s probably a covid vacation calendar in the break room.

        And of course, whatever happens to them while sick, we can all take comfort knowing it would’ve been worse if they hadn’t gotten the jab….err…yeah.

      • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

        I was taught as a nurse that SIDS happened from when a baby was 2 months old to when they were 6 months old.
        I wondered at the time why if a baby had some sort of defect that would kill it why didn’t it start at birth. Why 2 months old?
        It is only in the last few years that I have realized that the old infant immunization schedule started at 2 months of age.
        Why didn’t I figure that out before? I don’t know.
        But I wonder if that is why they now give Hep B vaccines at birth.
        It is absurd to give a newborn a vax to protect them from a bloodborne or sexually transmitted disease.
        But it would help cover up the connection between the old schedule and SIDS.

      • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:51 pm #

        I worked in a newborn nursery in a poverty-stricken area back in the 80s.
        That was 40 years ago and they already tested every pregnant woman for hepatitis.
        I noticed that only the recent Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants had hepatitis. Black, white, Mexican….none of the natives had hepatitis.
        So the babies whose mothers were positive did get the Hep B vaccine, but also the hep immunoglobin, which…why?
        If we gave the HBiG to stop the virus what was the point of giving them the vax at the same time?
        Anyway, why have they backslid? Why did they test then but not now?
        Or do they still test and then they just ignore the results?

        • Kim June 18, 2022 at 5:02 am #

          It is to protect babies from human fecal and blood borne diseases acquired duting sexual activity.

    • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

      Gee, who could have foreseen that?

      I wonder how much dental AND mental toll those effluvia rags have caused?

      When did I start telling people that masks were not only useless but actually made people sick? Oh, just since June, 2020.

      Because I have common sense.

      You put on a mask, it traps all the toxins you are supposed to be getting rid of. That’s why we have breathing holes!

      Why covering up your breathing holes makes sense to people I will never fathom.

    • Amman June 17, 2022 at 8:35 pm #

      It was fear and I guess group-think that persuaded parents all over the world to mask their children. Let’s hope the damage is not permanent. Amsk wearing for children has to stop.

    • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 6:18 am #

      Night Owl

      Torturing children who are under the age of consent with muzzles and genetic alteration is the most grotesque crime ever imposed upon a population. It is defined as a forbidden expirimental medical practice by the “Mengele clause” of the Nuremberg Accords.

      The appropriate punishment is death.

      • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 6:51 pm #

        Yes, I am aware of this. And we are in agreement.

  4. Nigel Tufnel June 17, 2022 at 9:43 am #

    Thanks Mr K for your optimism.
    In my limited sphere of existence, no one who had previously consumed the kool aide has come around and changed their minds or admitted that they were wrong. All are holding steadfast to the myth created and spoon-fed into their corseted brains. These people were long time friends who fancied themselves among the intelligentsia of NY Times readers.

    Nigel– Yeah, except only 10-20 percent are true believers. — JHK Admin

    I now have more in common with my Amish neighbors than with them. I’ve grown weary of pandering to their mass psychosis, after years of indulgence and avoiding certain subjects on my part. Fuck em. I’m cutting them loose.

    • Night Owl June 17, 2022 at 9:47 am #

      I have a few work colleagues who are starting to critically assess the “side effects” of the clot shots. They are getting rather angry.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Wish some of my NYT-worshipping circle would start to do so. Or perhaps if they have, at least begin to admit that any budding doubts are worth considering. But it hasn’t happened yet.

      • draupnir June 17, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        The perfectly healthy, 17-year-old daughter of far-left congressman, Shaun Casten, went to bed on Sunday night and died in her sleep, like Ray Liotta. No reason is known, as yet. Perhaps she was a victim of that new and inexplicable illness–sudden adult death syndrome. I suspect this is the leading edge of that new health problem, and it will soon become quite common,

      • SpeedyBB June 17, 2022 at 11:07 am #

        Night Owl – you remind me of this prominent story of an outrated Australian scientist who had his opinion of the mRNA experimentation modified, to say the least. I apologize it the link came from the Comments section – I think I lifted it from an Aussie publication.

        (Cross fingers, dribble in link, hope to avoid the curse of “…moderation…”)

        https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/health-problems/outright-lying-australian-scientist-hits-out-at-tga-after-lifechanging-covid-vaccine-injury/news-story/c57a554e4f7b6750e8ae6ff2db6c9514

      • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:41 am #

        I have in the past couple of weeks been paying more attention to the local news. In two weeks, I have seen two highly suspicious deaths, one of them only a boy.

        People need to HANG.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        ‘ They are getting rather angry.’.

        This backlash has been warned by a number of the people who were on board with early treatment with known safe, inexpensive pharmaceuticals and supplements.

        Millions of people all pissed off and scared shitless what the effects have n store for them

        Lost loved ones, debilitating family members… not a good outlook.

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

        As angry as Rednut Lib?

        He has gone fairly unhinged.

        • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

          Careful Mary – don’t summon the troll!

      • Amman June 17, 2022 at 8:04 pm #

        Too funny. I’ve come out better and “needle-hole free” on the other side of 2022 than I was pre-2020. Call it wishful thinking but we should discuss how to right-size anyone who took the bleeding jabs.

    • Hereward the Woke June 17, 2022 at 10:01 am #

      I often think of gluing up some big signs on nearby road bridges with pics of the vaxx and the slogan “Died Suddenly” just to wake people the hell up. But then I think, why bother? Anyone who still wants to take the jabs now is never going to listen.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 11:02 am #

        Excellent. Get to it, please!

      • Alzaebo June 17, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

        Why warn them? Goddam.
        Tell them to make sure and get every booster, or soon they’ll be coming for you.

    • KevinM June 17, 2022 at 10:14 am #

      Nigel just go read some comments from the Twatter employees response to EM video call yesterday.The harder you go to show them the harder they dig in to those beliefs,they have been brainwashed.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 10:30 am #

        Exactly. They’ve been conditioned to actually find the words “all lives matter” to be fundamentally closed-minded and evil.

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

        Seeing just how downright childish these people are, it is very hard to believe that these same people decided that Alex Berenson’s work on the vaccines needed censoring. They just simply would not understand what he was doing well enough to block it.

        That leaves the question, who did make the call? Someone in Big Pharma. or someone in the US government? In either case, it now rises to the level of crime.

      • abbybwood June 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

        It is a jab cult.

      • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 3:54 pm #

        What EM call?

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 5:24 pm #

          EM – Elon Musk held a virtual meeting with Twitter employees to discuss a few things in advance of his possible ownership.

          Some of them recoiled in horror when he suggested all lives matter.

          • Amman June 17, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

            Gnash your teeth, cry and laugh hysterically – all at the same time.

          • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

            HA HA HA

        • megabeth June 18, 2022 at 1:20 am #

          Elon Musk. An all-hands meeting.

    • bluedog June 17, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      Well lol the good book says you shall reap what you sow and now the crop’s coming in, and it’s a bumper crop so sit back and enjoy it. The American people sit back doing nothing as their so-called leaders led them from war to war and now want to blame the lessor of the two evils tho they admit that both parties are evil.

      Inflation has us by the hind quarters truck stops are running out of fuel Swift just laid off almost 700 drivers, and I’m sure the rest will follow but yet people in their wisdom say one man caused it in just 2 years which shows you just how much the population has been dumbed down for the seeds for this was planted years ago.

      • Alfred June 17, 2022 at 12:01 pm #

        You’re absolutely correct about all that, however, their INNER game is to keep kicking the can down the road. That’s the tacit agreement.

        That’s where the one man and his patch comes in.

        • bluedog June 17, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

          Too late, the can got kicked into the river and there is no retrieving it, now you have a choice to go with the flow or try to swim up stream.

          • Alfred June 18, 2022 at 9:09 am #

            Upstream is where the salmon fuck in order to perpetuate their species. Only the strongest survive. They gotta lotta balls them salmon.

            So do I.

      • Alzaebo June 17, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

        We’re being warned by corporate about the DEF shortage.

        A cow piss shortage will be a much quicker way to stop the trucks.

        Thanks to the CA smog scheme, most all and all fleets have sensors that “derate” (slow) the engine to 5 mph and then shutdown if they run out of refined urea, DEF.

        UKR/RUS make 40% of world supply.

    • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      I’ve had and am having the same experience as Nigel, and expect others here could say the same. Still – even though they continue to disgorge the narrative, I agree with JHK about the percentage who are true believers. I divide them now into two camps: the resisters are just that, and will give up when they have to; the true believers will never stop even if everyone around them drops dead and all the entities involved admit the truth.

      • megabeth June 18, 2022 at 1:23 am #

        True believers. You just reminded me of a video I saw of a lone holdout in the Harvard Orchestra playing his clarinet through a slit in his mask.

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:32 pm #

      Most of the hardcore are only pretending to believe? What does that say?

      Something just as horrible about human nature, in the opposite direction.

  5. peter m June 17, 2022 at 9:44 am #

    There is even spooky chatter now about China venturing to invade Australia, Japan, and the USA mainland.

    Why does this nonsense gets repeated time and again? Northing but projection by a failed empire.

    Why for fuck sake want the Chinese burden themselves with countries full of idiots, that don’t know which side the bread is buttered on if it were slapped into their faces.

    China is not stupid enough, different to the USA, where the leading class thinks it still can make money by destroying their home base and thinks it can unchallenged try to occupy foreign countries they bullied into the acceptance of their rule…yes, for a while they can, but as they say about chickens…

    China wants what America once wanted and did: Trade, and trade alone. This is the history of the Chinese empire, and Tibet is something that with more or less justification they view as part of that old Empire. And Taiwan is just a piece of China occupied by different politicians who stole it from the Communists when they took over.

    Unfortunately, from the beginning trade was never sufficient for America, different from China. It started with breaking treaties, continued with Mexico, the Philippines, etc. etc., and happily continued on.

    • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 9:55 am #

      I wondered about that statement as well. Haven’t heard it anywhere else and for all the reasons you listed above, they’d be nuts to do so.

      Disaffected — Actually, JR Nyquist has talked about this more than once. For instance:
      https://jrnyquist.blog/2022/06/04/beijings-war-plan-an-interview-with-lude-media/

      Besides, they’ve already “invaded” in the only sense that matters. They’re simply coming in and buying up the place, which Americans are apparently more than happy to sell them. China has already won the economic war, which is the only one that matters at the moment.

      • Hereward the Woke June 17, 2022 at 9:59 am #

        Yep. To paraphrase Von Clau-Clau, economics = war by other means.

        • abbybwood June 17, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Sanctions are an act of war.

      • Nigel Tufnel June 17, 2022 at 10:11 am #

        Any statement containing the trigger word ‘invasion’ is an invention of the War Machine – weapons being one of the few things left that the US still makes. Why would China ‘invade’ this country when already they are one of the largest owners of farmlands and real estate already?

        I also know people who fear a Russian ‘invasion’.
        Are you kidding? Russia isn’t stupid. Why would they want to take on this huge clusterfuck of a nation when they have everything they need already – vast lands, vast resources, not overpopulated, and not burdened with diversity problems? Again, it’s fear-mongering on the part of the war machine trying to drum up business.

        Meanwhile please send prayers and support out for Julian Assange, enemy of the war machine, who is now one step closer to extradition.

        • Nigel Tufnel June 17, 2022 at 10:21 am #

          post script – yes there is an invasion of the US happening as we speak, due to open borders to the south, and immense incentives like free transport, phones, welfare, healthcare, etc. But the MSM will never call it that.

          Sort of off topic, but I wonder if the black community resents the fact that a Haitian immigrant was appointed as spokes-human for the “biden” administration? Her strong point is that she’s cute, looks like a cross between Raggedy Ann and Black Chucky.

          • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 10:35 am #

            And then you have the audacity of these illegal immigrants telling Biden he needs to uphold his promise to let them all in, that he cannot renege on his agreements now. Haha, welcome to the USA suckers, where we have broken promises and treaties for centuries!!! How you liking it now?

          • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:47 am #

            Black Americans are experiencing the same replacement as whites, but no one seems to notice.

            The first black president- not a descendant of slaves in America.

            The first female VP, although they did quit referring to her as black for the most part, not a descendant of saves in America.

            First black press secretary, not an American in any sense of the word except technically, with ZERO understanding of American history or Americans.

            She is cute, isn’t she?

          • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

            Different because they are being “replaced” or strengthened by people of their own race – as American Whites were by immigration from Europe.

            We’re being replaced period.

            You still don’t understand the importance of race.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 17, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            “You still don’t understand the importance of race.” ~ Jarek

            One race (human), multiple ethnicities, yes?

            Also, see below in main thread. I reposted a comment from the previous threads in case you missed it.

          • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

            No difference between the different races or breeds of dogs then? Or wolves and dogs, which are one species by one criteria, that of producing viable offspring.

            How many East Asians are extraverted as the average Negro? These distinction are innate or genetic, howsoever mediated by the varying cultures.

            The Ladies would find the above confusing. Why is he talking about dogs? They don’t understand the same Principle being shown by many different examples. Since talking about human race is so fraught with tension and fear, it may be easier to show the Principle in another species.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 10:00 am #

            “No difference between the different races or breeds of dogs then?” ~ Jarek

            Races or breeds, Jarek? Make up your mind.

          • Jarek June 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            They’re synonyms, obviously. I hit home with that one, eh? You’re sputtering.

          • megabeth June 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm #

            She looks like Tammy Faye Baker.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 4:03 pm #

            I am interested in the truth, Jarek, not in winning per se.

            And I’ve never heard of a ‘race’ of dog, just a ‘breed’.

          • Jarek June 19, 2022 at 11:07 am #

            Good, then I’ve taught you something new through the creative use of words – if you’ll have it which of course you won’t.

            People used to talk about the different breeds of men all the time. And the Left still thinks we’re just animals, right? But of course they don’t like where this leads so they dropped it. Consistency isn’t their strong point.

        • Whirlwind Worm June 17, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

          “Why would China ‘invade’ this country when already they are one of the largest owners of farmlands and real estate already?” ~ Nigel Tufnel

          What happens when many currencies increasingly become more localized and unpegged from each other and the system?

          ‘Great Resets’?

          Debt jubilees?

          Foreign–owned property disappropriations?

          ‘You will own nothing and be happy’?

          • megabeth June 18, 2022 at 3:14 am #

            Great point.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 10:01 am #

            Thanks. ‘Tisn’t always easy, but we do try. ‘u’

      • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        That’s the modern form of “invasion” – a combination of buying the country and filling it with economic refugees who are hostile to the culture and who work to bring it down from within. Why go to all the trouble and expense of outfitting an invasion force and using violence, when this works much better and without any losses on the side of the invaders?

        • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          They infiltrated our higher education system, took what they needed from it, and threw away the rind.

          • neurodoc June 17, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

            And politically and morally poisoned a generation of kids, possibly for life. Very sad for the former amerika.

        • Alzaebo June 17, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

          All the assets remain unbombed, yet you’ve taken the territory.
          Victory. Agree.

      • Islander June 17, 2022 at 12:37 pm #

        I just started reading Sterling Seagrave’s The Soong Dynasty.

        Fascinating. Reads like a novel. Plenty of sidelights on Chinese=American history.

        The Yanks treated the Chinese like s—. They brought in the coolies to sideline European workers, who had at least *heard of* unions, in the construction of the railways. The coolies worked well, and for peanuts.

        Then, when they were done with the Chinese, they basically genocided them in “joy ride/safari” massacres and ethnic torture (cutting off queue by cutting off top of head) similar to what happened to many of the Indian tribes. Many fled back to China in fear for their very lives.

        Soooo, is it possible that the Chinese memory is as long as the Russian? For centuries Western barbarians humiliated and played games with a proud, ancient nationa and culture merely because we had a (very recent) technological jump on the Chinese and via literally forcing opium on the people were able to dislocate the entire polity. (Humm, kind of reminds me of cultural opium being forced down our throats now and wrecking this country).

        Very interesting discussion in the Seagrave book of the tensions between the Manchu dynasty of the north and multi-generational rebellion in the South, which influenced the trajectory of the ultimate rebellion against the feudal Manchu regime and the rise of Mao. IOW, as the West can be considered responsible for rise of the Bolsheviiks, it can also be considered responsible for Mao and the decades China “lost” to that Communist regime.

        Also, Seagrave introduces the topic of the triads, centuries-old secret societies that determined most of what occurred in China (I just started reading, so that’s all I know so far).

        Years ago I read Seagrave’s Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. It sounded far out . . .

        However, Edwin Reischauer, one of the foremost American historians of Japan and Asia, gives very high marks to this book. That inclines me to think that Seagrave is a serious historian was also on the right track with Yamashita’s Gold.

        • SpeedyBB June 18, 2022 at 8:15 am #

          Through the 1970s, when I traveled to the Philippines for fun & filming, it was amusing to hear that just about any Japanese tourist who toured around the country was looked upon with suspicion – is he trying to retrieve the Yamashita gold?

          Not likely, by then anyway. That Uncle ended up with it at the end of the Pacific War would be no great surprise.

          I was extremely impressed by LORDS OF THE RIM, the Seagraves’ book on the offshore Chinese and their trillions of “floating capital”. They control the economies of practically every member of ASEAN, except Vietnam and Myanmar, which showed them the door.

          Australia and NZ next? Why not?

          • Islander June 19, 2022 at 8:19 am #

            I will add Lords of the Rim to my reading list.

            I might just do a “Sherman’s March” through the Seagraves’ corpus.

      • spaingaroo June 17, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

        umm… from that interview
        “LUDE: I do not believe that Mr. Biden is working with the CCP. His closing of the refineries is for environmental reasons. It is not directly related to the China and Russia effort.[iii]”
        “LUDE: Energy is not a huge issue because America itself is energy self-sufficient. But here China and Russia want to achieve, on the financial side, a loss of confidence in U.S. economy. This is something they have been trying to do for a long time.”
        Umm…
        They don’t seem like the brightest sparks in the tinderbox.

      • Disaffected June 18, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

        Thanks for the link, Jim.

    • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 9:56 am #

      Resources. Or if you prefer, re-sources.

      • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 10:04 am #

        China already holds the trump card there too.

        • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 10:11 am #

          Exactly Dis – amazing how our brilliant card sharps never get that. Hubris is the only thing I can think – blinded by their own brilliance, I guess.

    • Hereward the Woke June 17, 2022 at 9:58 am #

      Sure, China wants trade. But it also wants natural resources. And Oz has a lot of coal. Personally, I think the way the Aussies have pathetically rolled over these last two years, I think they’d probably feel very much at home under CCP rule.

      • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 10:05 am #

        Yes, the Aussies do seem to make very good lap dogs. They’ve been bred for it.

        • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 10:33 am #

          Yeah, and if the Chinese manage to rule over Australia then they can BBQ all the dingos to feed their strange appetite for canine meat.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

        They are selling that coal and doing without they electricity themselves is what I’ve heard.

        It’s so strange that these countries so very far away from each other are all suffering in the same exact manner, all because of a cold virus.

    • D from OR June 17, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      Thank you “peter m” for your very astute comment.

      “spooky chatter now about China venturing to invade Australia, Japan, and the USA mainland” jumped out at me as well.

      Fantasy projected by a western mind.

      • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        Brush up on your Mandarin D – they’ll be (and have been) coming ashore on your coast for some time. Reality bruh, not fantasy.

        • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 11:55 am #

          Reality bruh, not fantasy. – Ron A

          ===========

          I must have missed something in the evolution of language. At what point did ‘bro’ become ‘bruh’ and why? I try to stay on top of these things.

          • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

            Anyone can be a “bro”. But bruh is for realz, bro.

        • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

          The Chinese have already effectively bought the US government–to the point where it’s pretty much a puppet of China–and they continue to buy up US real estate.

          It would be kind of silly to launch a military invasion when you can just buy the place up–with worthless dollars.

          There are quite a few Asians of various nationalities in Kansas City, Missouri, and I have to admire them. Most of them are living in undesirable neighborhoods (mainly Northeast, I think) and starting little businesses on a shoestring. There are lots of Asian produce vendors at the city market, and also lots of cut-flower vendors. One of the cut-flower vendors told me she rents a small acreage of bottom land near a creek to grow her flowers. I always used to wonder where the Asians were growing their crops, and I tended to assume it was not in the ghetto neighborhoods where they live.

          I don’t dislike them as people. But you can see what happens when the CCP controls the government. You get the impression that whoever is ruling this country wants to completely destroy it.

          • draupnir June 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm #

            That way, they can “build back better.”

        • D from OR June 17, 2022 at 1:05 pm #

          Bruh? Why the need for a pejorative when you’re conveying your viewpoint? I’m a gal by-the-way.

          My reply was regarding a conventional invasion which is what the statement implied and why it has that hint of projection. It’s also what I believe peter was replying to.

          See the Chinese do not and have not been doing it that way and suggesting that someone who lives on the west coast and reads this column doesn’t know that is weak.

          Clearly there’s a problem in this country with the idea that violence and destruction need to occur to be called an invasion. See all the wrong US commentary about Russia/Ukraine for an idea.

          Also see the invasion of our governments by a cabal of sorts. This has happened right in front of our very eyes.

          • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

            Bruh? Why the need for a pejorative when you’re conveying your viewpoint? – D f OR

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

            I have no idea what you mean, D. Is Bro a pejorative? Is Bruh a pejorative?

            And if I understand Jarek’s response above, calling someone Bro is being friendly and familiar but not nearly and truthfully as friendly and familiar as Bruh.

            Is my understanding correct?

          • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

            It’s so folksy and stereotyped now as in “Don’t tase me, bro.”

        • neurodoc June 17, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

          Jim Rogers, before he was banned from CNBC for truthing, once said, ‘the best thing you can do for your kids and grandkids is get them to learn mandarin, so they can be good waiters and waitresses for their chinese masters.’ He was Never seen again on CNBC. The msm can’t stand reality or truth.
          Today, I might modify his advice and say move yourself and your kids to a better country, e.g. Mexico, Brazil, Chile, etc.

          • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 5:53 pm #

            CNBC when the Dow drops 1000 pts in a single day.

            “We remain optimistic and see this as a buying opportunity”.

    • C.O.Jones June 17, 2022 at 10:26 am #

      China cannot feed its people. It want US farmland.

      • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        Yes C.O. – nice throw. For some people, it takes a brick in the forehead.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:33 am #

        And Bill Gates is helping them buy it.

      • Islander June 17, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

        Righty ho.

        Farmland.

        They would probably actually know what to do with it.

        The Chinese do not fear work.

        • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          They’ll have plenty of help – picture all the wokesters in pointy hats.

      • draupnir June 17, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

        That’s a long supply line.

        • Ron Anselmo June 18, 2022 at 12:23 am #

          Draupnir – the food won’t be going there; the Chinese will be coming here.

          • draupnir June 18, 2022 at 2:52 am #

            Well, they won’t be needing or wanting us then, will they? Why are so many illegal alians being imported in that case? Fieldhands?

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Why does this nonsense gets repeated time and again? Northing but projection by a failed empire.

      It was mentioned because it has been reported as being discussed in a recent interview. Trust the source or not, it’s in the air of discussion.

      jrnyquist.blog/2022/06/04/beijings-war-plan-an-interview-with-lude-media/

      Why for fuck sake want the Chinese burden themselves with countries full of idiots, that don’t know which side the bread is buttered on if it were slapped into their faces.

      Well…Why have we repeatedly done that across the globe (see: Mexico, Central and South America, nearly every middle eastern country, and the list goes on worldwide throughout modern history…)?

      Answer: To take their stuff and make it ours. Their answer would likely be the same.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:35 am #

        Idiots and addicts

        Us descent into addiction hell is a big, big part of the Big Picture here.

        What do the nuts on the far Leftbwant?

        Cheap drugs!

        • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 11:42 am #

          As far as idiots and addicts go, I’m afraid Klaus’s lackey, Noah whats-his-name, described them accurately in his rant about “useless” people. Their fate is likely to be what he described, which is that – if they’re lucky – they’ll be fed their drugs and porn until they succumb. If they’re not lucky, they’ll just be quickly eliminated in an increasingly Darwinian world.

          • messianicdruid June 17, 2022 at 8:11 pm #

            Emerging Virtual Intelligent Lifeform will monopolize all grid control via economics.

          • Alzaebo June 18, 2022 at 8:57 am #

            Emerging Virtual Intelligent Lifeform

            Ooo, nice
            Quite accurate, sinceree applause

          • Alzaebo June 18, 2022 at 8:58 am #

            Sincere

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 10:51 am #

      China would love to get its mitts on US farmland and the fresh water in the Great Lakes.

      No it’s not likely, but those are the features of North America that catch their eye.

      They already have colonies in North America.

      Visit Chinatown, SF if you need to see one for yourself.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        Or Vancouver and BC

      • SpeedyBB June 17, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

        The British Columbia lower mainland, thirdcoastlegend.

        I remember going through a mall in Richmond, one of the prosperous cities to the south of Vancouver, and noticing that the only sign in English in the entire mall was ‘EXIT’. Everything else was written in Chinese.

        Many 20-story apartment buildings go up, 100% pre-sold to offshore Chinese. No others need apply.

        And on and on. Yes, the Canadians murmur. But nothing really is done about it.

        • Whirlwind Worm June 17, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

          I’ve lived in Vancouver for years, and a month or so in Richmond and have been to China.

          When I got back from China, customs Canada went through my baggage and laptop, much to my irritation.
          China did nothing of the sort– and I had no return ticket– and I was treated very well there. Maybe if I was a Chinese national?

          Most people just want to live, have a good life and get along. It really doesn’t seem to matter where you’re from or what you look like.

          There appeared to be a sudden influx of Indians here in Halifax in the past 2 years or so and they’re fine and lovely.

          I really like, maybe prefer, ‘cosmopolitan’ environments, but then that’s all I’ve known growing up in Montreal and thereabouts.

        • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

          “But nothing really is done about it.”

          What can be done? Write to your representative asking them to limit/halt immigration? All that’s likely to happen is that your name gets entered into the white nationalist database.

      • neurodoc June 17, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

        Jim Willie and others are reporting that big corps are full of chinese nationals on student or work visas. ?sleeper cells?

        • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

          Absolutely.

          Just like the millions of, “students,” in our universities and the thousands of Confucius Institutes.

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

      Tibet as part of China – little justification for that since the Chinese can’t even have kids in much of it because of the thinness of the air. Tibet did conquer part of China long ago however.

      But Tibet is adjacent to China, and China is opportunistic when that’s the case as it has often been with its neighbors. Even if they can’t live there, they now have access to its resources.

      • SW June 17, 2022 at 3:43 pm #

        “The quantity of water flowing from the plateau, and the steep gradients, mean the hydro power potential of Tibet’s rivers is among the highest in the world.

        Over two thirds of China’s hydro power potential is located in, or directly surrounding, Tibet. THE MOUNTAINS of Tibet constitute the headwaters of many of Asia’s major rivers. Tibet’s high altitude, huge landmass and vast glaciers endows it with the greatest river system in the world. Tibet’s rivers flow into the most populous regions of the world, supplying fresh water to a significant proportion of Asia’s population. ”

        https://tibetnature.net/en/introduction-water-resources/

        This is where I got the information.

        The self-satisfied, oblivious to reality bunch of bureaucrats inside DC’s Beltway have proven over and over again that they’ll never learn. But maybe they don’t want to learn.

    • Amman June 17, 2022 at 8:41 pm #

      “There is even spooky chatter now about China venturing to invade Australia, Japan, and the USA mainland.” – Doesn’t seem plausible to me. The only way this scenario is remotely plausible is the one where it’s US.GOV who tells them to invade and then turned the lights off…. wouldn’t that be a B?

  6. Ungaro June 17, 2022 at 9:55 am #

    Oh James, you eternal optimist!

    • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 10:01 am #

      Agreed. Other than sites like this, the people of America are quite readily accepting their fate. Trump’s being demolished as we speak, and after that their will be no more “opposition” of any type allowed within an ICBM’s radius of the levers of power. The usual suspects – China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, et al – will be blamed as usual, but the real enemies of the state will live right here within our borders or in one of their many overseas luxury villas, just as they always have.

      • Hereward the Woke June 17, 2022 at 10:02 am #

        I don’t have much faith left in Trump, however, I don’t think resistance is over. When the economy collapses, even the sheep will be angry. Would still be in for a guillotine winter.

        • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:38 am #

          But who will point the “gun” and who will be the target? The Deep State owns this country, not the people.

          Look northwest.

          • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:38 am #

            Not the coast.

        • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 11:48 am #

          I agree, Hereward. No one can predict what will happen when people get cold and hungry. Change occurs when the right people suffer – for a given definition of “right people.” My definition, in this case, would be the people who are ordinarily law abiding and productive. They resurface the roads, fix your plumbing, turn up with a truck and a hose when your house is on fire. They may be sheep in the sense that they’re honest enough to believe that other people are pretty honest too – so they’re at a natural disadvantage when dealing with our demonic, lying elites. They don’t want to believe that anyone would be so evil as to kill people for money. But once they catch on, anything can happen. We certainly can’t run anything or any kind without them.

          • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

            Many Americans, incensed by the socialistic drives of early 1900s, went to war and died for the capitalistic, democratic cause in WW2. Does the US have enough believers to repeat that? Do they have enough chutzpah to even overthrow a blood sucking Deep State?

    • neurodoc June 17, 2022 at 3:52 pm #

      I too found this weeks blog to be articulate, as usual, but rather optimistic. I suspect that the road to ‘world made by hand,’ passes thru something akin to road warrior. And without readily available food and energy, the latter is dead ahead.

  7. cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    We have already sold a lot of our infrastructure to foreign powers like the Chinese. This includes such things like the Indiana Turnpike and the Chicago Skyway Bridge, which I think were for like 99 year leases. What gives with that? So now they jack up the user fees on those and fail to perform any kind of maintenance. Then when we need to use them for national defense they will restrict such uses and maybe even use them against us to take over the mainland.

    • Rodulf June 17, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      Why do the Chinese even need to invade? They already do anything they fucking want. Our traitors in power already do their bidding. Why waste troops?

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        Why waste troops?

        Ask Mao. Or pretty much every other government at some point throughout history.

        • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 11:50 am #

          Mao wasted the troops because he had to in order to implement his agenda. In our case, it wouldn’t be necessary, so why bother? If you can invade and take over in a far less costly way, you’d be a fool to waste your resources.

          • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 1:18 pm #

            There is also a possibility they might need those troops elsewhere. Why waste them?

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 2:50 pm #

            Because they don’t give a toss about them (to use the parlance of the UK). Cannon fodder. When they want to pull the trigger, they’ll send ’em and write it off on a big white board with no emotion…

      • Islander June 17, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

        According to Seagrave, the only way Westerners were able to get fat off trade with China was through the use of compradors. Like Soong. And many of the compradors of course also got fabulously rich, and influential.

        Mainly Chinese, but some Jews. Centered in Shanghai. But since the Jews presumably didn’t speak Chinese, presumably they themselves also had to use compradors to do business in China.

        As soon as I read Seagrave’s description compradors and their roots and base in triads, secret society, and local gangs, I was reminded of Gus Russo’s books on how the American upperworld used de facto compradors to deal with the underworld gangs in American cities, and run both the cities and their economies and services. Basically, per Russo, the Jewish mob used the Italian Mob. The Jews thought big and were much better at creative finance.
        Great word, comprador!

        So, the Chinese have an intimate understanding of how to get things done in a foreign country and economy. How to get rich off it. How to find local compradors—actually this is probably the function of many in the Chinatowns of the USA.

        Maybe this is all too fanciful?
        Sure.
        But, think about it.
        Things often are NOT as they seem.

        I would love to see a Monopoly match-up between two teams, the Compradors vs. the Young Global Leaders!

        • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

          Define it then. And woman. And racist.

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 8:44 pm #

        Exactly. Most Americans seem to think that “deep inside we’re all the same”, and that since the US is always invading – err, ummm, I meant “defending” – that’s how other countries solve the problems they create.

        We are not all the same. Chinese (collectively) are not like Americans. Hell, even Canucks are not like Americans – too much for their own good however. Seems to me China has a sense of history almost geologic in scale. Americans? Even 200 years is too far to look back. (We think we peer into our past, but all we see are our fantasies.)

        The Middle Kingdom will get what it wants and needs through sheer mass. As China grows – particularly economically – its mass will warp the chessboard we are sitting on and all the good stuff will slide right into China’s lap. No messy invasion necessary, just a little patience.

    • Hereward the Woke June 17, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      And people think a GOP tidal wave in Nov will change things. Garbage like McConnell have massive investments in China, so rely on people like him to do anything about this is truly insane. The same petrol dollar system that made the US global kingpins also proved its downfall. To buy oil in dollars, nations need to sell the US stuff to get the dollars in the first place. A point was reached when many in the US said why bother making things here if they can be made more cheaply abroad and sold to us at Walmart? Bye-bye, industry; bye-bye economy.

      • Ron Anselmo June 17, 2022 at 10:22 am #

        Hereward – you are correct sir. The solutions are no longer political – the sooner people realize that the better – daylight’s a burnin’.

        The time wasted on political discussions between today and 2024, is exactly that – time wasted.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 12:19 pm #

          Taibbi has a short piece out about protests in Idaho with video. It should be accessible, I think he footnoted it would be in the public domain, not behind the paywall. Was in my morning email.

          about 13 minutes, run it at 1.5 or greater, it won’t significantly degrade the audio

          • JTinMD June 17, 2022 at 1:07 pm #

            Uh-oh! Troubles in Idaho? Remember Ruby Ridge. Be safe, Mary.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:54 am #

        We voted for the GOP in the midterms after Obamacare passed. I remember people like Rush Limbaugh thought that was going to do the trick.

        I knew better.

        • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          Over and over

          The Deep State is number one priority after a legislator hits DC. The people are last. Party is number two. That is why most GOP are inconsequential, they too believe in DC as number one.

      • cbeard June 18, 2022 at 6:35 am #

        And people think a GOP tidal wave in Nov will change things. Garbage like McConnell have massive investments in China, so rely on people like him to do anything about this is truly insane. It truly is insanity for anyone to think they can vote their way out of the insanity and dystopia that is America today.

      • cbeard June 18, 2022 at 6:44 am #

        Hereward says “A point was reached when many in the US said why bother making things here if they can be made more cheaply abroad and sold to us at Walmart? Bye-bye, industry; bye-bye economy.” Insanity. Maybe. Greed, laziness. Perhaps. Could be pure stupidity or “sorry is as sorry does”.

        c

    • happiface June 17, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      they own LA/ Long Beach ports too(china does)-they did spend a lot of money upgrading them and now they are going to let the geat satan(usa) fester in its own puke…

      • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        Geez, absolutely outrageous. I have no clue why we would ever want to sell infrastructure to a foreign power. It is short sighted greed, nothing less. This weakens us as a nation and everyone should be ashamed of this. Absolutely unacceptable.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:54 am #

          Not just foreign- communists.

      • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 10:55 am #

        People that monitor shipping traffic have noted that the West Coast ports are empty.

        No new traffic is coming from China.

        Chinese ship traffic has been between Chinese ports for several weeks now.

        Looks like a stealth embargo/preparation for war.

        • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          I guess that is one way to solve our backlogs that existed at the ports! And any money says Bootiegig will “come out” saying he solved the problem for us! lol

          • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

            Right?

            I tend to watch Monkeywerx US on YouTube for the shipping and air traffic analysis.

            The maritime traffic plots he puts up make it abundantly clear how quiet the ports are in Long Beach, SF, and Seattle.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

        Happiface

        Interesting. The wife and I went to LA a month ago and visited the Aquarium at Long Beach. When we drove down I710, I was amazed at the bottleneck that the highway was for truckers trying to get out of the port. Ten mile bumper to bumper.

        A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

    • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      Not doubting it, might get a few moments to look it up.

      However, turnpikes aren’t much use when they become too expensive due to either unaffordable fuel, unaffordable fees, or a combination of these factors.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

        Which is a response to the post about the turnpikes being owned by the Chinese.

        Is some of this discussion moving faster, or am I slowing down?

        • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 12:24 pm #

          Regarding the ports, it’s not beyond imagination the cargo offloads included Club-K containers.

          A fixture of the landscape is container trucks and parked containers without tractors attached.

          Long game

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:43 pm #

      Well in that case their ownership wouldn’t be respected I should hope. No nation can survive on Capitalism alone. Resources are subject central control during wartime.

      I further assume that China wasn’t allowing itself to be carved up in similar fashion, thus the current hostility of the WEF.

    • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

      Yes, also the Port of Cairo, where the Mississippi and Ohio rivers meet and where boatloads of corn and coal make their way down to New Orleans and then overseas.
      I also think it is ridiculous to think that the Chinese would invade with troops when they already own so much US real estate, both in the cities and in the country.

    • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

      Longbeach port in California. I have read that Trump got it back from the Chinese (quite a big deal) but now it’s back in their hands.

  8. Rodulf June 17, 2022 at 10:03 am #

    Gee, noticeable by their absence, the F-35 Lightning whizzbang super high-tech killing machines, all flown by transwomen-of-color. I thought we were told that this trillion-dollar turkey would clean the skies of the mean ole Russians.
    The Dems will NEVER give up power, now that they have it. It will take an outside force to get them out. And I don’t see that coming down the pike.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 10:57 am #

      The Pentagon sees what the Rooskies are up to in Ukraine.

      They want no piece of it.

      • Rodulf June 17, 2022 at 11:04 am #

        Say what you want about the Russians, but they are smart, tough and valorous, three things that Americans are definitely NOT.

        • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 11:49 am #

          The Russians are capable of learning from their mistakes as well.

          Their operation began as a blitzkrieg.

          The Ukes correctly pulled back into the cities and other entrenched positions to bog the Russians down and play defense.

          The Russians noted this and totally revamped their operation into one based around the kind of massed artillery fire used to flatten positions in WW1 & WW2.

          I am sure they had an extremely thorough contingency plan for that swift change.

      • Rodulf June 17, 2022 at 11:05 am #

        To which, I would add, the Russians are not led by race-traitors.

        • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 11:56 am #

          It seems to me that Putin is one of the few in power who consistently acts in the interests of his own country – in other words, a patriot. We don’t seem to have any of those. I’d like to see DeSantis run, but even if he is what he appears to be, the cards are stacked against any single person who tries to turn this around. No one is permitted to have that kind of power, and every single part of our government is a nest of traitors.

          • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

            The Deep State runs this country from local to Federal levels. Every time a Dem socialist government hits DC, plus the Bushes, the people lose power to the Deep State.

            Doncha know? The government is right on everything.

            Britain’s downfall was caused by too much government into everything.

            Why? Because, as the FF knew, the people are collectively much smarter than any government. Even in China, Hong Kong showed for years how much they could surpass the CCP and people flowed into Hong Kong trying to escape China’s grasp.

            Hey Redneck, if socialism and government are so wonderful, how come throughout history, masses of people have left socialist countries to go to capitalistic ones.

            Russia to western Europe then Eastern Europe to western Europe.

            N. Vietnam to S. Vietnam

            China to SE Asia, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Canada, America, South America, Africa.

            Middle East to Europe and America.

            Latin America to the US. esp. Venezuela.

            Blue states to Red states.

            Looks as if the people of the world know much better than your governmental stooges and do whatever is necessary to escape to freedom.

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

            Florida seems to have a worthwhile governor in DeSantis. Let Florida keep him. Even if he got elected President (won’t happen) he would get nothing done (for us), and would get flushed down the toilet after 4 years. Meanwhile Florida loses a good governor.

            Forget about taking DC “back”. It was never really ours anyway. Disengage and hunker down. It’s gonna get worse – before it gets even worser.

          • Ron Anselmo June 18, 2022 at 1:03 am #

            Blackbird – you are 100% correct sir. States of our Constitutional Republic need strong governors. Power (to be a patriot & help our own people) gets diluted at the Federal level – the DC agenda has never included We the People.

            Here’s a very scary thought – one that still gives me the heebie-jeebies – DeSantis won Florida by less than 1%. He ran against one Andrew Gillum, then Tallahassee mayor, then under investigation for graft & corruption in the state capitol.

            In addition, during the campaign, Gillum was found passed out in a South Beach hotel with male prostitutes strung out on meth. In the Democrats’ poisoned minds, he still deserved their votes.

            Had Gillum been elected, given the last four years’ turmoil, Florida would have been in such bad shape today, the peninsula might as well have been cut off and sent adrift.

            I pray DeSantis stays in Florida – forever. The strength of character of DeSantis & Florida is unmatched. Hopefully Florida will lead the way in the Succession of States.

            Signed – a 3rd generation native Floridian, raising the 4th generation here, where common sense & sanity still prevail.

          • Blackbird June 18, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

            Ron, thanks for reminding me about Gillum. The fact that DeSantis barely squeaked out a win against a degenerate like Gillum says a lot about Florida.

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

      Transmen in pregnancy flight suits who begin to detransition when the going gets too rough.

  9. wm5135 June 17, 2022 at 10:04 am #

    here on the Emerald Coast have not spoken with a single person with any sense of the state of affairs, not a single one

    know of a person who left Kansas, a job in the medical racket, and an extened family and moved to Austin Tx. spent more for a new home than expected and is soon to be a new hire at GM, writing code

    at least they will be in Texas, home of the observant Ron White

    • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

      Austin is like San Francisco.

    • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

      Your shift key seems to work – sometimes…

  10. ThorsHammer June 17, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Act II— Growing Corn in the desert

    The American Way

    Siphon off 75% of the Colorado River flow. send it through canals where it can evaporate under the force of 120 degree heat, then pump it into aerial sprinkler systems to make possible growing of corn in the stinking desert. Then process the corn into ethanol (as mandated by the Federal Gov) where it can be used to power the pumps that spray the water into the air and keep the water flowing.

    If the current Western drought cycle continues for two or three more years (or decades) as history says is likely, both Colorado River reservoirs will enter dead pool condition—- which means that they will supply no water for people in Las Vegas and Phoenix to drink and no water to supply the agriculture of Arizona and Southern California that produces 30% of the nations fruits and vegetables.

    What are you going to do then Mr. Jones?

    Meanwhile the “victory at any cost” American war planners attack the Ukraine— a region of deep soils and reliable rainfall that produces 30% of the world’s export grains — in an attempt to shoot themselves in the foot until the pain goes away.

    ps: Sanctions work— just not the way our idiots from the Bedpan Administration expected. Since the start of the Russian/NATO (AKA American) war the Russian ruble has gone up 160% against the US dollar.

    ps: Even the Pope is on record stating that the Russian invasion was provoked by the USA.

    • happiface June 17, 2022 at 10:24 am #

      80 percent of the colorado river goes to ag use–they will start cutting ag water–Vegas uses 4 percent of colorado water for domestic use–they will always get that much,same with other cities–Socal gets its domestic water from owens valley where there are massive pumps everywhere in case of no snow runoff–we can get a lot of produce from mexico,south america–it is all a matter of priciing like everything…but in past history the colorado has gone down to a trickle–no snow in the sierras for as long as 75 years so who knows what the future is –you climate change assholes can go to hell—these cycles have gone on long before any humans around

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:42 am #

        Cut California agriculture? They grow 1/4 of American produce. You think food inflation is bad now?

        • malthuss June 17, 2022 at 2:04 pm #

          almond take much wawa

          beef the same

          dairy

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

            Almond milk. Used to be the stupidest damn thing. How times change…

        • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm #

          I’m pretty sure that there’s enough agricultural land in the US to replace California’s contribution to produce. For one thing, we could free up a lot of agricultural land by ending corn production for ethanol. One reason so much agricultural land is devoted to corn and soy is because of agricultural subsidies, and a lot of those go towards ethanol production.

          Ag subsidies seriously distort the market in all ag products. If we did away with ALL ag subsidies, I suspect that it would make much more economic sense to grow more produce locally.

          Local farmers tell me that, while they could sell produce to local grocers, but local grocers are only willing to pay pennies for these products–because that’s what they pay for produce shipped in from California (and elsewhere). If farmers in California can ship their produce 1,500 miles in refrigerated trucks and still vastly undercut local producers on price, I suspect the reason is because California producers are subsidized. (Most local produce vendors sell at farmers’ markets.) If this is the case, if grocers couldn’t buy cheap from California produers, you would definitely pay more for local produce, unless ythou bought at farmers’ markets, which are price-competitive. Grocers would have to offer reasonable payment for produce and mark it up accordingly. Another possibility is that we might start to see farmer-owned greengrocers. When I look at old fire insurance maps for 1900-1910, I see farmer-owned greengrocers–several, if I remember right–in the town nearest me, which at the time had a population of about 1,500.

          In any case, it is far from impossible to manage without produce imported from California (or transported over long distances), just as people did throughout history. Prices might be higher (or not), but if you’re getting cheap food due to ag subsidies, you’re paying the difference in taxes anyway. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

          Another thing I have mentioned on here before is that if we did away with all ag subsidies, it would completely transform the rural landscape. We’d see flourishing family farms and smaller acreages, each producing a wide variety of products. Instead of endless miles of corn and soy, you’d see a patchwork of farms made up of vegetable gardens, beef and dairy cattle, meat and dairy goats, eggs, poultry, orchards, berries, nut trees, bee keepers, cheesemakers, etc. Some people woud specialize in growing good hay (as they do now), and in growing grains for poultry.

          Ag subsidies are the only thing that keeps Big Ag alive. Without these, they’d go bankrupt.

          • ThorsHammer June 17, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

            Anthea

            In case you didn’t notice, the deserts of Arizona and southern California have a different climate than upstate New York. The fresh strawberries and vegetables on your supermarket shelves didn’t come from family farms in New England picked in February. The winter grapes from Chile didn’t fly here on their own, and they won’t be transported by ethanol powered airplanes.

            California agriculture is indeed subsidized, but the primary subsidy is the BLM network of dams and canals that make desert agriculture possible. Those subsidies are payed for, not by the farmers or ag corporations but by the general tax payer. And a subsidized canal won’t water crops if there is no rain and snow to fill it.

            In the USA we believe that we can print water just like we do un-payable debt to subsidize the financial system. People who comment that we should just desalinize the oceans to water our crops are as math challenged as infant toddlers.

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

            “I’m pretty sure that there’s enough agricultural land in the US…”

            Yes. Far too much of it is wasted in the popular monoculture known as a “lawn”.

      • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

        Well said. Before we can properly use history, we have to know it.

        Las Vegas was always a ridiculous idea, perhaps the most egregious, but by no means the only such city.

        • malthuss June 17, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

          Las Vegas was always a splendid place, when oil n water were cheap.

        • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

          Yeah people think the temporary is going to become the lasting norm. Thus they got rid of their fire places. Uh oh!

        • ThorsHammer June 17, 2022 at 4:59 pm #

          Las Vegas is the most truly All-American city.

          • malthuss June 17, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

            funny

            what about Times Square?

      • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

        Happiface

        You are forgetting the fundamental rule of political power. Who controls the political system. Do you really think the people of Las Vegas have as much say about who gets the remaining water as the handful of giant agribusiness who have already bought access? Do you think they give a shit if some second generation Wetback families’ kids die from dehydration? The fountains at Circus Circus must run on.

        And do you really think that any number of bribes can make the rain fall from the sky during a hundred year drought? Or make the taps run in a house that can’t pay the water bill and has already drunk all the water in the swimming pool?

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 10:30 am #

      I know right, absolutely mind boggling. Can’t do anything about it so may as well laugh at the sheer stupidity. Meanwhile, the Yellowstone River is overflowing capacity in a 1000 year flood event. What are they doing with all that water???

      Many of those areas out west were never meant to be inhabited by large population centers. As a result, I can’t feel too bad about the negative effects that the environment is having on their lands, homes, roads, etc. Those things were not meant to be there. Mother Nature will take care of itself.

      • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 11:36 am #

        Maybe they should bring the Bison back. At least that animal was hearty, bred and born to survive on the rough nature of the American Plains.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          They should have turned the plains to desert, by belching carbon.

        • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 5:47 pm #

          There are about 500,000 bisons still roaming around out west, CB. A few thousand more live in Ukraine, Yugoslavia and Russia.

      • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

        Cowbell

        What an inane comment! As if a 1000 year flooding even limited to a tiny geographical area and river basin could be captured and flown to Las Vegas within a week’s notice.

    • DyersEve June 17, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      no corn is grown in the desert. citrus yes. corn, no.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:43 am #

        You are wrong, I live in Phoenix and we have lots of corn growing here.

        Less every year though.

      • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

        And alfalfa.
        And they did grow rice, which I thought was the stupidest thing of all.
        I guess they stopped that?

        • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          PaulaD

          The purpose of the alfalfa from the deserts is raise the cattle to the point where they can be placed shoulder to shoulder in feed lots and fed corn watered from the Ogallala Aquifer and the Colorado River and acquire layers of fat suitable for the American palate.

          It’s the American Way

  11. KevinM June 17, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    Whole herds of beef cattle roll over and die out on the range

    Yea I believe that one they have been living on the this earth as long as us and a whole herd falls dead?malarky!!I could see a few that are weak keel over but not a herd another created crisis methinks.

    • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:44 am #

      Hmmm, any body know of any group that might want to poison cows and their farts?

    • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      When people buy the story about the infant food shortage’s origins, they will fall for anything.

      These are people who heard Dr. Fauci say, no mask, two masks, three masks, and then go back to one mask, and didn’t throw him off a cliff or something.

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      On Tucker last night, a rancher said the temperature was going down as normal after a very hot day and then suddenly shot back up to 100. The cattle depend on the coolness of the nights in such weather. It was tooo much.

      Could it have been a weather weapon?

      • Nigel Tufnel June 17, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

        Yes. Most def.
        Here in TN there was very heavy chem-trailing a couple of days before the heat dome matured, along with very heavy microwave manipulation of those particulates.

        This heat wave is as much a part of ‘the plan’ as destruction of food production facilities. Part of a multi pronged approach.

        Azure Standard was one of those that was destroyed. It was a nation wide supplier of bulk organics direct to consumer goods, relying on local phone trees for notification of exactly when and where the delivery truck would stop. We loved it, got most of our food there, bypassing middlemen. Now it’s gone. Burnt to the ground.

        • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 8:05 pm #

          We had an insane ‘heat dome’ here last year that lasted TWO MONTHS.

          So, 100+ temperature EVERY DAY for 2 months straight (June & July). And yes the chemtrail spraying prior to it was insane.

          Then this year, raining every week and cold all April, May & June so far. Way colder than normal.

          I am not buying that this is organic – at all.

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 9:19 pm #

            I’m always wondering how much manipulation of the weather is going on.

            Read a good book on HAARP (Angels Don’t Play This HAARP). But Neil Degrasse Tyson “debunked” HAARP on some show (Was it Joe Rogan? Say it ain’t so!).

            Of course Tyson didn’t explain how HAARP is supposed (by the paranoid conspiracy theorists) to work. He didn’t explain why it can’t be used to alter the weather. But he did tell us that focusing on red herrings like HAARP distracts from the real issue: Global Warming. ‘Cause it’s impossible to hold more than one thought in our heads, I guess…

            Neil Degrasse Tyson: affirmative action hire, disinformation agent.

          • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 5:48 pm #

            MQ

            The fact that there are many reported events in the current situation that are worthy of skepticism is undeniable.

            The fact that seasonal weather in the Pacific Northwest is cyclical and largely governed by sea temperature oscillations (AKA El Nino/La Nina is not one of them.

            Focus!

          • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 6:38 pm #

            Neil DeGrass Tyson is just a mouthpiece for the establishment. An actor with a degree.

            I read a book called Radical Evolution in like 2015 (it came out in 2005) and even in that, the guys who worked for DARPA were pretty upfront, bragging even, on what they could do and what they’d be able to do in the future (which is now).

          • Redneck Liberal June 19, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

            “Neil Degrasse Tyson: affirmative action hire, disinformation agent.

            Hahaha..! This could most simply translate into “ Trust no one who doesn’t tell you your paranoid fever dreams aren’t true!”

        • Swordsmyth June 18, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          Nigel, you may want to check their website again. Even though the fire took down one of their main hubs we have seen no break in deliveries here in the PNW.

          Just met the truck and picked up a huge order on Thursday the 16th of May. I have another order in the queue for the next drop in 2 weeks.

          Azure Standard was not destroyed, so go get some goodies!

      • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 5:45 pm #

        2056 nuclear detonations since 1945 might have f##kd up the weather patterns and scrambled human’s brains.

  12. Murph June 17, 2022 at 10:23 am #

    “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

    • happiface June 17, 2022 at 10:25 am #

      yeah sure–send a letter to the north pole,santa will help..

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 11:01 am #

        At this point, what could it hurt?

    • Swordsmyth June 17, 2022 at 11:23 am #

      100% correct! Unfortunately most don’t even believe in their Creator anymore so the festivity’s are about to begin.

      All that God has commanded not to be done is now being promoted by Satan in this society as normal.

      Buckle up folks, the ride is just beginning.

    • Alzaebo June 22, 2022 at 7:39 am #

      If you know the real backstory, that passage screams “political propaganda of racial politics.”

      Habiru were marrying into and adopting Aryan culture.

  13. sanspeur June 17, 2022 at 10:58 am #

    Never get another vaccine, nor let your children/grandchildren get vaccinated.

    The doctors inject 19 vaccines before 18 months, then charge the parents for the sickness the vaccines cause.

    Its like being forced to have the first oil changes for you new car to include sand, then having to use the same mechanic to fix the car for the rest of its damaged life.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/Yi185dGYBz6p/

  14. D from OR June 17, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    “Food processing plants get torched by the dozen.”

    This one bugs me. The nearest occurrence of this was a case of a boiler explosion which gutted a potato chip plant in Hermiston OR. Now, this might make one sad because chips are yummy but they aren’t exactly nutritious. What about all the other food plants? What are they “processing?”

    Most of the stories about food, cattle and water are cast wide as if the same thing is universally happening everywhere in the U.S. It isn’t. The PNW has been getting hammered by endless rain. We will likely break the record for June held since 1940. A big storm arrives in a few hours and we don’t get a break until Sunday.

    Last week we traveled to central Oregon and back and it snowed as we went over the mountain passes. No surprise to see it was verdant even in the high desert lots of fields with cattle grazing in high grass. Most rivers in the state are at flood stage and very dangerous as they are flowing fast. Same story in Washington state.

    The cause is apparently the heat in the SW of the country but the question is what is causing that? Weather manipulation is well-known and used as a weapon. Who is doing it?

    • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      Three seasons of La Nina lifting the jet stream north. That is what.

      Remember the discussions last year about the temperature gradient increasing from the tropics to the poles. Warming is happening, the warmth is moving north, the desert band, the area between the storm tracks is moving north and as the pole melts due to higher temps that far north, it is going to get worse.

      Many dollars are being spent trying to prove AGW. It is about time that money should be spent reacting to the changes, WHICH ARE INEVITABLE.

      Go long on Canada and Russia. Short the Western US.

      Ironically, if the subtropical jet should start to move over the SW, it could become a wet zone and the NW could become desert. Right now our “scientists” should be exploring these trends instead of telling us how many masks are needed. Massive population shifts are starting to occur, and the idiots in Phoenix are planning on adding 2-3 million more people here.

      • D from OR June 17, 2022 at 1:39 pm #

        I guess you believe in “climate change” caused by man’s poor habits and that its certain to get warm despite all past records. How quaint.

        The “scientists” at NOAA and the NWS are mostly wrong in their predictions and fall back on stating the obvious after the fact. It’s the government way after all.

        They hedged with this third “La Nina” (which they never predicted of course) saying we may get a hot summer or we may not. Science!

        See we are getting Atmospheric Rivers shooting at us which is why I am interested in weather manipulation.

        It is a keen weapon.

        • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

          The scientific process involves using your noggin to gen up ideas about what is happening. Then observation and experimentation proves or not the hypotheses, I like to call strawmen.

          As I stated, yes, I believe in warming. I have observed it here in Phoenix for the past 18 years. What it is going to do is still a matter of conjecture, for example, how high are the sea levels going to be? How long will the jet stream stay away from the SW. Is a dust bowl coming to the plains? Could fresh water from Greenland cause the Gulf Stream to quit and Europe goes Siberian.

          I think folks better start figuring out real answers, not a bunch of political gibberish.

          Remember the Ozone hole? Freon was changed world wide in the 70s. Still there.

          Not only trying to finalize what is doing the warming, how it affects locales, but what is needed to adjust to it.

          Strawman What if the shifting of air patterns causes the US West to turn into another Sahara or Gobi desert, top to bottom?

          • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

            What if the shifting of air patterns causes the US West to turn into another Sahara or Gobi desert, top to bottom?

            Answer: I would import as many camels as possible into the American West, and I would quickly become known as the “Camel King of the Plains”. I will leave my advertising methodology up to your imagination.

          • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

            Cowbell

            True story.

            US Army tried to bring camels to Arizona to have as mounts for desert cavalry work. They brought a camel handler they nicknamed Hi Jolly who is a folk hero in AZ. The experiment failed because, ha, the camels could not cross water like rivers. They probably never saw water before. They dropped the experiment. Hi Jolly is buried in Quartzite, AZ.

          • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 5:42 pm #

            That was Jefferson Davis’ project when he was Secretary of War. The camels were released around 1860; camels were spotted roaming around the southwest deserts at least until 1937.

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

            Gotta agree with you JAZ. While I don’t “believe in” anthropogenic global warming, I do think that human activity on this planet has had the net effect of increasing the temperature on the face of the Earth.

            Consider the eastern US. Back when history began (1619) the eastern US was covered with old growth forests. Huge trees, dense shade, much lower temperatures under that forest canopy.
            Since then we have replaced over 90% of those forests with fields, lawns, asphalt, etc.

            But it’s not just the cooling effect that we lost, we’re also losing topsoil and groundwater thanks to our profit-motivated stewardship of the land. Of course the Green New Dealers don’t mention topsoil or groundwater – too complicated, our minds are too simple to focus on more than one thing: carbon dioxide. Oh, but carbon dioxide is only a concern in the West – China and India can produce all the CO2 they want and it won’t hurt anything.

            And that gentle reader, is how you can identify the “Green New Deal” for the scam that it is.

            I’m not convinced (and neither are a lot of climate scientists) that CO2 levels are a good indicator of past global temperatures, or that the “greenhouse effect” is the most important climatic impact. And “global average temperatures”? As meaningful of “average wealth”. But as long as it causes us (we, the expensive westerners) to saw off the branch we are sitting on, it’s all good.

  15. Ishabaka June 17, 2022 at 11:11 am #

    Everyone’s looking forward to that glorious day when Kamala “The Brahmin Brain” Harris takes the reins.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 11:37 am #

      She will be riding bare back on that bucking steed, cackling uproariously as she thunders across the Great American Desert.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

        Nope, she will sit on her ass in Washington DC like most of the Deep Staters do.

        • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

          If she’s sent packing back to Cali it’ll be a sign the “Joe Biden” days as resident are numbered.

          The question is: ‘who’s in the on-deck circle’ ?

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:07 pm #

            The Hildebeast.

            But she’s not even in the dugout. Playing it coy, tailgating out in the parking lot.

            Unless we chop her into quarters, load the pieces onto 4 separate rockets (maybe the Russians will loan us some…) and send them into 4 different, widely separated suns. (With apologies in advance to the barren, lifeless solar systems we impact with our garbage disposal.)

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:02 pm #

        I see you subscribe to the ‘Ho’s OnlyFans account too…

      • cbeard June 18, 2022 at 9:15 am #

        She’ll probably be humping a camel.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

      God she’s stupid. I know you don’t have to be a genius to pass the bar, but in a state where they manipulate elections, how hard is it to believe someone may have manipulated a test score?

      Imagine having to work with her? It would be bad enough having a whore for your boss, but there are plenty of smart whores, she just isn’t one of them.

      • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

        She’s got some serious competition in the stupid department, with the new diversity hire Press Secretary. I can’t watch anymore. Is there a word that means “the feeling one has when watching someone utterly clueless make an ass of themselves while being too
        oblivious to know they’re clueless, forcing others to wince on their behalf?” If not, we need one. “Cringe” just doesn’t cut it.

        • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

          She can at least read a sentence aloud from a piece of paper, that was the only qualification she had to prove at the time of hire.

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

            How do we know what is really written on that piece of paper?

            Bitch is fakin’ it.

        • spaingaroo June 17, 2022 at 6:57 pm #

          in Spanish they say vergüenza ajeno’`which is literally shame for another.
          works for me

          • spaingaroo June 17, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            ‘vergüenza ajena’ sorry, I always have to fix the word gender later.

      • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 1:58 pm #

        Beryl

        Not to forget that the Ho owes her political career to sponsorship from Obama. When she dipped her toe in the waters of the Demonrat Primaries she was so hated that she didn’t even qualify for the 12 Midgets show alongside such notables as Joe Buttplug.. Then along came President O with a war chest and arm twisting of the eventual Face of The Party (Joe Biden). Presented as a kinda Black Woman, a Woman as evidenced by her whoring past, and such a despicable personality that no matter what Pedo Joe did he would seem better than she as an acting puppet president.

        What isn’t there to like?

        One has to wonder what Obama was thinking. Playing 4D chess with an eye to a return to the Oval office after Pedo Joe was hauled off to the funny farm and the Ho resigned leaving the path open for Obama to ascend to the office from his appointed position in the hierarchy? Or just a final fuck you before leaving to cavort in the waves with his boyfriend Branson?

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:55 pm #

      Cackling Kam is a store bought woman
      She makes me sing like a guitar hummin

      • CrusherMuldoon June 17, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        Cackling Kam is a store bought woman
        She makes me sing while her gums are a gummin’

        • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:09 pm #

          She makes me sing while my gun I be strummin’

  16. elysianfield June 17, 2022 at 11:20 am #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    The Situational Awareness site posts the information you are totally unaware of;

    ANALYST COMMENT: Civil unrest, including protests and potentially political violence, is likely to increase following the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade, which could come next week. So far, I’ve not seen the same sense of urgency on the Far Left that surrounded Trump’s win in 2016 or George Floyd’s death in 2020. It does seem that the Far Left is struggling to rekindle that same sense of urgency, despite the obvious outrage. – M.S.

    Next 48 Hours

    Gales Creek, OR

    Size: UNK

    Activity: Shuten Defensive Group, a Far Left activist firearms training outfit, will conduct a Carbine 102 class for Far Left activists and allies. Shuten Defensive Group regularly provides training to Far Left activists. Location of the class is undisclosed until registering for the event.

    Location: Gales Creek, OR

    Time: 1000; Saturday, 18 JUN

    Portland, OR

    Size: TBD

    Activity: Black Lives Matter plans rally and protest at Portland City Hall.

    Location: 1221 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97204

    Time: 1200; Friday, 17 JUN

    Portland, OR

    Size: TBD

    Activity: Protest for Patrick Kimmons at Portland City Hall. Patrick Kimmons was killed during an altercation with police.

    Location: 1221 SW 4th Ave Portland, OR 97204

    Time: 1700; Friday, 17 JUN

    Conroe, TX

    Size: TBD

    Activity: Arm Your Friends, a Far Left firearms training group, will conduct a Carbine Fundamentals class at Thunder Gun Range in Conroe. Arm Your Friends routinely provides firearms training to Far Left activists.

    Location: Thunder Gun Range, 17234 FM1314 Conroe, TX 77302

    Time: 1300; Saturday, 18 JUN

    Seattle, WA

    Size: TBD

    Activity: Far Left activists organize stop the bleed training course.

    Location: 173 16th Ave Seattle, WA 98122

    Time: 1800, Friday, 17 JUN

    Upcoming Event Calendar

    13-17 JUNE: Roe v Wade/Supreme Court protests (Nationwide)

    18 JUNE: National Socialist Movement rally (Missoula, MT)

    Yes, that’s right, bitches…I’m behind the paywall. The listing of the Left “girding their metaphorical loins” might be seen as troubling.

    Paramilitary training for our formentors? Yup. You should be concerned that the FBI will assault the Proud Boys, but will make no mention of the firearms training ongoing by the far left.

    Those of you with a brace of Model 28’s can sleep well.

    Oh, and those Oregon addresses are in the northern part of the state, where the “troubles” currently exist…far away from my house.

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 12:58 pm #

      One poster on Western Rifle Shooters predicted that when things go kinetic, patriots will be surprised at how well armed and trained the Leftists are.

      Some of them at least.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 2:13 pm #

        Wasn’t the Justice Department buying up ammunition, during the Obama Administration?

      • malthuss June 17, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        J, BRH,

        taco just killed mickeye

        see MSN, woman killed and kidnapped by Taco.

        • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

          Haha, 22 year old Taco Nash and 21 year old Mi’Ckeye Montgomery. Where do these people come from?

          There have been several other shootings in DeKalb County recently. On Sunday night, 16-year-old Dyshea Hall was shot and killed, and another 17-year-old was injured when shots were fired between family members in a Kroger shopping center parking lot. Hall was a member of a dance team known as Ms. D’s Dancing Dolls, and was featured on the Lifetime reality series, Bring It!.

          Apparently gun control laws will solve all these problems.

          • malthuss June 17, 2022 at 7:52 pm #

            a billion africans.

        • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

          Conceived in fast food bathrooms?

        • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 5:39 pm #

          In New Haven last nite, 4 people shot just 1 day after an anti gun rally,

          “NRA, NRA, how many people did you kill today”.

          But the shooter was a black dude, as were all the victims. Hardly an NRA member amongst them.

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:14 pm #

        Target practice, that’s all they will be – in the unlikely event they make it this far out of the city. Unfortunately, most likely target practice for their favored ferals, and not those of us who would really appreciate the opportunity to increase the collective IQ.

    • Rodulf June 17, 2022 at 9:02 pm #

      The POC on those leftist-training sites look like the office staff at Walmart. They do not appear to be combat capable. They are dangerous only in that they will shoot you in the back or kill a child. That Vietnamese refugee “instructor” is a joke.

      • Anthea June 18, 2022 at 10:01 am #

        I suppose the “well armed” part might be true. Hood rats seem well able to obtain weapons–which it is rumored that our government is supplying. But these would not be very dangerous opponents in a confrontation with rural white people of normal intelligence who know their own terrain. They tried drafting low-IQ people during the Viet Nam War, when they started running out of cannon fodder, and it didn’t work out well. (See “McNamara’s Morons.) Apparently they mostly shot each other, could not be trained to do anything at all and were worthless in combat.

        The “dangerous” ones are not really even leftists. They will be the Muslims and the Hispanics–especially the Hispanic gangs. Their goal will not be to support the existing government, but to take it over.

        True leftists are, almost to a man, government employees/retirees or government dependents of other kinds. They are leftists because they’re on the payroll. Often the reason they are “on the payroll” is because they are utter incompentents at all things related to the real world and couldn’t find their ass with both hands.

        Sadly, the first people we will have to fight will be the cops. They are often well armed, but I have my doubts about their training–or their willingness to engage with an armed populace.

    • workingclasshero June 19, 2022 at 12:25 am #

      18 JUNE: National Socialist Movement rally (Missoula, MT) NSM is a rightest Nazi White power movement, not left wing.

  17. Agitatus June 17, 2022 at 11:25 am #

    Good day, all, and thanks, Jim, for sharing your insights with the world. I’m new as a commenter, and I’ve only been reading Jim’s online work for the past couple of years (haven’t read his books yet, but that’ll happen). I was introduced to CFN by MaryQ, whom I knew as a Farcebook friend (and via Mary, PaulaD). And what an eye-opener Jim’s work has been! The CFN comments section is one of my most-anticipated daily trawls.

    Farcebook was my only active social media engagement until I stopped using it a little over a year ago. I simply could not abide the insanity displayed by the woke mob that infested my FB feed—many of said mobsters being people I have known and liked IRL. Nobody here has not had similar experiences, I’m sure. Infuriatingly depressing, innit?

    Anyway, I’ve nothing more to say now, but I’ll look forward to joining in here and again. All the best to everyone!

    • Rowdypiglet June 17, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

      Hi, Agitatus! I too enjoy the comments here, which perfectly complement JHK’s superb writing.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

      I’m not on Facebook myself, but I used to look at people’s Facebook pages from time to time.

      I found out, from someone who is on Facebook (who know longer uses it much because of what you describe), that an old acquaintance was blaming people who voted for Trump (me) for a relative’s covid death, and adding that arch and supercilious “please wear a mask”.

      I also recently looked at the Facebook page of a nice, nice woman I used to see frequently. She does not post much. She made an exception to come online and beg for “commonsense gun laws”.

      People who use slogans instead of thinking for themselves drive me nuts. I probably do things that drive other people nuts, so I normally overlook it.

      However, I have other, very nice, friends with plenty of guns and ammo.

      So, there is another old friend blaming other friends of mine, with me in the middle, when I see clearly that people who live in rural NYS owning guns has zero impact on what happened in a school at the Texas border.

      It’s better I don’t know what people are saying on Facebook.

      • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

        Why do we let people without guns vote? They are not citizens in any real sense.

      • Not_GeorgeT June 17, 2022 at 1:19 pm #

        fb: you’re not missing much. it’s good for birthday reminders.

        • Agitatus June 17, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

          Thanks for the welcoming words. I’ll look forward to engaging on this forum, and I appreciate reading everyone’s opinions. Aside from Jim’s writing itself, following leads posted to articles, videos, podcasts, etc, makes visiting this place yet another learning experience for me.

          • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

            Welcome, you are (mostly) among friends here. I also haven’t been on Fakebook for over a year now. Logged out one day and never looked back. There is no need to have that commie company making money off my profile.

        • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

          Birthdays? I find a calendar (“Google” it…) often serves the purpose.

      • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 6:15 pm #

        Almost all of my Facebook friends are of the same mind as myself. Except for the sponsored links and an occasional Karen posting on one of the community pages, I rarely have any cause for irritation. This is probably because I unfriended the others. The community pages allow you to keep up on road work, fearsome weather, lost dogs and cats, and how the town grocery store is going out of business–for the third time in about six years.

        Mostly, Facebook is just boring–and it’s a data hog, so I stay closed out of it most of the time. Several people I know use it to promote their home businesses, but these are people whose doings are of interest to me.

        I was recently very happy to learn that one of my Facebook friends had laying hens for sale very cheap, as I needed to buy some. She had just purchased 150 of them and must have gotten a heck of a deal, as she’s a shrewd business woman.

        • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 8:51 pm #

          FB is also super slow these days so I don’t spend a lot of time on it.

          • ThorsHammer June 18, 2022 at 6:02 pm #

            If you want a giggle go to Facebook Marketplace vehicle section some time. There are hundreds of late model pickups and popular model cars offered for sale, all priced at $1,000. Many are being offered by “somebody” who has just being posted overseas and needs to sell immediately before they leave. Just send your ten bills and it will be shipped directly to your home from Kansas where it is being stored. There are too many identical ads for them to all originate in Nigeria. My theory is that the money goes straight to Facebook after the Big Guy gets his 10%

  18. mitchellc June 17, 2022 at 11:26 am #

    Another day, another rant fest.

    I’m going to have to assume that very few people have either traveled or read. If they had, we would see less complaining and more discussion.

    All things end, all empires die; what we’re experiencing is the identical pattern in each and every case.

    Tight, well disciplined warriors conquer territory. Follow on trade and economic growth attract immigrants. As standards erode and factions emerge, corruption begins to to first appear. As entropy inevitably sets in, corruption reaches full flight as elite thinkers realize the game is up and make moves to protect themselves.

    At this point, all that is required is a shock, whether disease, weather (drought, cold), natural disaster, harvest failure, military defeat, resource depletion or combination of above.

    It’s easy to see where we’re at, and it makes no sense wasting time complaining about leadership. They are what they are; it’s endemic to the species.

    Rather, attention should be focused on how the end game begins. We know red state regions have food, housing and transport issues where pressure can (and is) be applied to suppress opposition.

    We know blue zones are subject to health, employment and social control systems being implemented to ensure the ability to restrict movement in lock down states.

    We know all of this as the Empire struggles to maintain control. The interesting discussion is how it plays out, and which regions/zone will break first.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 11:33 am #

      I’m going to secure the Great Lakes and be a modern-day Black Beard. With clean water will come power, not to mention the bounty of resources available for the taking in the Great Lakes Basin. The ladies will flock towards me to be a part of my Clan, and my progeny will expand outward to a newfound glorious civilization on the banks of the old Gitchigoomie.

    • gustafson.robert.22 June 17, 2022 at 12:03 pm #

      I’ll be night-fishing the swamps, raiding vacation-homes, building a bone-cathedral..

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 1:22 pm #

      Indeed, what the Saxons did to the Celts was done to them a few centuries later by the Danes.

      Regimes fall. New ones arise. The Civilization is not threatened. Such was Egypt, China, etc. Substitute “the nations” for regimes in modern Western Culture. But what is coming is different: the Fall of an Entire Civilization AND racial death. Even the Fall of Rome wasn’t racial death for the people of Europe. It wasn’t even the end of Western Civilization since the Germanics stepped in to create the new Romes of Christianity.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 1:44 pm #

        Right.

        In Outlander, Jaimie’s family, Scottish Highlanders, were descendants of the Vikings.

        • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          Scotland has huge numbers of redheads, and people with the red hair gene.

          Prince Harry is responsible for both elevating the status of gingers, and lowering it again.

          • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:43 pm #

            Ginger is supposed to be good for your blood pressure…..both types of ginger from what I understand.

    • GreenAlba June 17, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

      “I’m going to have to assume that very few people have either traveled or read. If they had, we would see less complaining and more discussion.”

      He’s at it again …

      Consider your knuckles rapped, CFNers and repair to the remedial table, where you may await further instruction.

      • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

        Yes, we are all a bunch of mouth breathing knuckle dragging apes here that haven’t read a single book or travelled outside of our county.

        Gee almighty, get a grip already. Most of us here have a better head on our shoulders and more brains in our little pinky than most American citizens have in their entire noggin.

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

        Hahahahahaaha!

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:22 pm #

        I’m still waiting for mitch’s name to turn green so I can click on it and learn at the feet of the master.

    • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 10:17 pm #

      @ mitchellc:

      Oh, yes. We are in the throes of one of the more unpleasant parts of a natural cycle that has been repeated dozens or even hundreds of times: a civilization in the terminal stages of decline.

      But it is not inappropriate to speak against the corruption–the deadly moral sickness–that dooms such a civilization, or to feel repugnance for its fatuous people or lousy leadership.

      What you’ve said is almost identical to what Nock said about these cycles in “Our Enemy, the State.” At the end of the book, he even questioned what the use was of writing such a book, since nothing could be done.

      He provided one answer in the essaay, “Isaiah’s Job.” You don’t speak in the expectation of turning back the tide; you are speaking to “the remnant” who will keep the light of civilization alive through the cycle of destruction and rebuild.

      And in justification of speaking about it at all, he wrote, “The special reason has to do with the fact that in every
      civilization, however generally prosaic, however addicted to the
      short-time point of view on human affairs, there are always
      certain alien spirits who, while outwardly conforming to the
      requirements of the civilization around them, still keep a
      disinterested regard for the plain intelligible law of things,
      irrespective of any practical end. They have an intellectual
      curiosity, sometimes touched with emotion, concerning the
      august order of nature; they are impressed by the contemplation
      of it, and like to know as much about it as they can, even in
      circumstances where its operation is ever so manifestly
      unfavourable to their best hopes and wishes. For these, a work
      like this, however in the current sense impractical, is not quite
      useless; and those of them it reaches will be aware that for such
      as themselves, and such only, it was written.”

      As to how it plays out for us individually, all we can do is to place our bets as best we can. My impression is that you can’t avoid trouble, and that any choice you make chiefly affects what kind of trouble you’re letting yourself in for: Stay where you are and fight with intransigent assholes or flee elsewhere to fight with other intransigent assholes.

  19. Islander June 17, 2022 at 12:08 pm #

    If only Mr. Kunstler’s descriptions weren’t so readable!!

    Sadly, they are utterly convincing.

    We are effed.

    No doubt about it.

  20. Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

    Here’s an article by the Market Ticker guy that explains a lot about the situation we are in with energy, and also refutes the propaganda that this is not *Biden’s doing or that we did not know this is exactly what he said he would do.

    It also doesn’t have the typical number of swear words so it can be shared with a wider audience.

    Biden, Threats And Energy

    https://market-ticker.org/pp/akcs-www?post=246142

  21. Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 1:06 pm #

    More vaccine data and analysis from Alex Berenson. What reason would anyone at Twitter have for wanting to block the free flow of information?

    Don’t read this if you’re vaccinated
    https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/dont-read-this-if-youre-vaccinated

    • Islander June 17, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

      “Why didn’t the researchers include unvaccinated people? Maybe because nearly all British adults are vaccinated and most boosted, so the authors wanted to concentrate on the risks Omicron poses to vaccinated people.

      Or maybe because they worried about what they’d find if they directly compared the two groups.”

      Yessiree, folks!
      No controls!
      We don’t do controls!
      Surely CFNers recall that one of Pfizer’s first dodges was to state that their vaccines were so “safe and effective”—after three months!!—that it was negligent and even unkind not to jab all of the controls and give them the benefit of the wonder jabs—“the science” of RCTs be damned.

      That announcement was what decided me not to let these jabs anywhere near me. It was obviously jive.

      Almost immediately I sought , and got, a medical exemption.

  22. JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 1:42 pm #

    Just an adder to the Covid discussion.

    A new direction is being explored by the “scientists”. Long term Covid is now being studied as the cause of people dropping dead with adult syndrome. Long term Covid is starting to be blamed for the on going deaths.

    Ho Ho. Folks get Covid then get jabbed. Then they get Covid again or get boosters.

    Each one adds to the level of S proteins in the blood stream until the impact of the load causes the immune system to not keep up. Long term Covid is the result and until the load reduces, the effects of the immune system fighting the S protein load is Long term Covid.

    My theory, right or wrong. It really hinges on what the body does with S protein, the models say it destroys it within a few weeks. What if they are wrong and it hangs around indefinitely. If build up occurs, watch out.

    Okay Dis, here goes. If anyone would just track the levels of folks as they go through different iterations of S protein introduction as well as the antibody reaction, we would know if it accumulates.

    The big picture could be that the industry is knowing or unknowingly killing folks by pushing the vaxxes without understanding what the S protein is doing. Models be damned.

    As long as the Biden Mob led by Fauci is in control, the data collection will never be done. It would be something he could not lie himself through. He may ultimately be responsible for millions of deaths. Evil would be spelled FAUCI, not Hitler.

    IMHO, mRNA should never be used as a broad scope therapy for anything. If the current studies are correct and long term Covid is what is killing folks, and it is the build up of S proteins is what causes long term, them Vaxxes should be halted right now.

    • GreenAlba June 17, 2022 at 2:26 pm #

      JohnAZ

      Dr Shankara Chetty, in an interview for the World Council for Health conference, gives an impressive rundown on what the spike protein does (both in covid disease and per the ‘vaccines’).

      worldcouncilforhealth.org/multimedia/uvc-shankara-chetty/

      In all the patients he treated for covid, not one got long covid – because they were treated appropriately at the appropriate time. He concludes that long covid is merely untreated moderate covid. Treat the disease and you don’t get long covid.

      His observation is that the spike protein hangs around for about 6 months (others have thought much longer) and that the vaxxed are a danger to others during that time. He outlines what it does and what disease we can expect over the coming years. He reckons medicine, over the next 10 years, will be about establishing the harm that has been done by the ‘vaccines’ and trying to treat it. As we already know, most of it won’t be blemed on the ‘vaccines’ by the vaxx pushers.

      It’s only half an hour – a quick intro., 15 mins or so on the main presentation, and a couple of questions from another doctor. Lots of detail about the spike protein and well worth listening to.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

        GA

        Thanks for the suggestion. About put me on the floor when he made the statement that he had linked the mast cell explosion at day 8 being cause by the s protein. Then the coagulation phase at day 10 -12 would also be caused by the protein. Why? Because it is a primary side effect of the vaxx.

        Whoever decided the s protein should be immune target in the vaxx has probably caused millions of past and future deaths.

        Too big to fail egomaniacal people.

        Everyone should stop injecting themselves with mRNA>s protein. The model makers are FOS.

        BTW, if you have not seen GAs you tube, it is worth while. It will give ammo to your knowledge about why everything kills. The MD, Ghetty, in South Africa, treated his patients following what he observed was happening to them. What a thought. No hospitalization, no deaths.

        • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:48 pm #

          Chetty, not Ghetty.

          • GreenAlba June 19, 2022 at 8:46 am #

            John, if you’re interested in hearing more detail from Dr Chetty, he testified to the Corona Investigative Committe in December.

            Here, at about 2h20, after Catherine Austin Fitts and a German witness talking about Spanish flu (which you may also be interested in – I haven’t listened to it yet). Dr Chetty’s bit is about 1h50 mins in total, I think. I heard it before, but I’m listening to it again.

            https://odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/session-82-en:1

          • GreenAlba June 19, 2022 at 8:47 am #

            John, if you’re interested in hearing more detail from Dr Chetty, he testified to the Corona Investigative Committe in December.

            Here, at about 2h20, after Catherine Austin Fitts and a German witness talking about Spanish flu (which you may also be interested in – I haven’t listened to it yet). Dr Chetty’s bit is about 1h50 mins in total, I think. I heard it before, but I’m listening to it again.

            odysee.com/@Corona-Investigative-Committee:5/session-82-en:1

    • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 2:27 pm #

      82 % of covid deaths are in the vaccinated, but they caution us not to use raw data to figure effectiveness. Then when Alex Berenson and others break down the raw data, they kick them off of Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube.

    • mitchellc June 17, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

      Come on John, why did we drop not 1 but 2 a-bombs? To win the just ending war, or set the table for the next?

      Covid/Vax was about abrogating centuries old common law and civil rights. Policy mandates & enforcement literally destroyed due process. A national election was overthrown.

      The publics reaction? Complete submission, resulting in a smashing victory for the state. And the reason for this entire exercise? For what’s coming, that’s what.

      This is why particular anecdotes, revelations and personal experiences/feelings/thoughts about covid, pride, etc are a complete waste of time. They simply are irrelevant.

      I mean, image the guys sitting in the trenches getting drunk before a battle. The whistle blows and over the top you go only to be immediately cut down. Hesitate, and an officer will threaten to shoot you point blank.

      Now imagine them discussing their feelings, that Ed’s not talking to Joe because of his choice of boot polish …

      I really think even people here dont really grasp the true situation. Or, if they do, they still resort to deflection and denial to keep the truth at bay.

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 8:56 pm #

        Since everyone here is so beneath you, including James, it would seem, why are you even bothering? To me, that would mean you’re just a garden variety troll.

      • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

        @ mitchellc:

        You must be one of those people who reads novels and complains that there is too much description. You probably think that “Out of Africa” should be edited down to, “I had a farm in Africa. It went bankrupt. I went back to Denmark.” Um…. The details are the whole point.

    • Whirlwind Worm June 17, 2022 at 6:25 pm #

      John, just take a look around you. At the results of our ‘technology’ on a ruined world.

      “The important thing to understand about collapse is that it’s brought on by overreach and overstretch, and people being zealots and trying too hard. It’s not brought on by people being laid back and doing the absolute minimum. Americans could very easily feed themselves and clothe themselves and have a place to live, working maybe 100 days a year. You know, it’s a rich country in terms of resources. There’s really no reason to work more than maybe a third of your time. And that’s sort of a standard pattern in the world. But if you want to build a huge empire and have endless economic growth, and have the largest number of billionaires on the planet, then you have to work over 40 hours a week all the time, and if you don’t, then you’re in danger of going bankrupt. So that’s the predicament that people have ended up in. Now, the cure of course is not to do the same thing even harder… what people have to get used to is the idea that most things aren’t worth doing anyway…” ~ Dmitry Orlov

      • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

        @ Whilwind Worm:

        I think the problem is not so much that people work harder to have more and more. The problem is that about 99% of the wealth they create is stolen from them, so that they have to work 100 hours to get one hour’s worth of their labor products for their own use.

        • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 9:55 am #

          Yes, I posted that here too under a different moniker and time…

          Anthea, ‘the problem’ is multifaceted/multidimensional/multispacial/multitemporal/multiwhatever and this is a comment section on a blog after all, so mileage will vary.

          And many of the ‘drivers’ appear to have different ideas and/or are asleep and/or periodically nodding off at the wheel…

          With the rest of us along for the ride…

          Maybe we run out of fuel before or as we crash.

  23. cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 1:43 pm #

    So it is really interesting that Koonala Harris is heading the “Task Force to Address Online Harassment and Abuse”. She stated that “No one should have to endure abuse just because they are attempting to participate in society.”

    REALLY??? So, the fact that WE THE PEOPLE express doubts about Biden, his policies, the vaxx, etc. and yet are shut down and declared Ultra-MAGA, isn’t this enduring abuse from the likes of you while we are merely “attempting to participate in society”???

    What makes the queers, Blacks, trannies, etc. so much more special than the likes of me? You know what the answer is? NOTHING! We are all the same messed up fish in this pond, fighting to eke out an existence.

    Apparently they are trying to explain the difference to us between “sex” versus “gender”. You can be born with a penis (sex) but you might feel like a female (your gender). Okay, sure thing, call it whatever you want, in the end this is all a bunch of lunacy to further divide us.

    Forget the border surge, rampant inflation, shortages of everything, diesel prices through the roof. Boy, I sure will sleep better at night know that VP Harris is on top of these pressing issues that currently face our nation.

    • GreenAlba June 17, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

      It can only be a matter of time before the growing supply chain dysfunctions include trans hormone treatments, at which point the new laydeez are going to find their beards growing again and their credibility and pronouns in disarray..

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

        Poor bearded laydeez. They may have to go on the freakshow circuit again (after all, society IS collapsing, so no one to donate to their GoFundMes).

  24. Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

    What do the Obamas want with a propane tank that large?

    Isn’t propane considered a “fossil fuel”?

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      You could also ask: What does Obama want with a mansion in the Vineyard right on the ocean? Isn’t sea level rise from global warming going to flood him out? Same thing, what’s with a home on the Hawaiian island? Isn’t it not feasible to get there on carbon spewing airplanes? Not to mention the sea level rise threat again. And the massive energy that is needed to run the a/c units, which was further driving global warming.

      The Obamas are hypocrites. They are commies that should not even be allowed to live in the USA. Someone should take note of where that huge tank is located so that it can be used to tactical advantage in the form of a massive explosion.

    • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:29 pm #

      He pumps propane into his palace for popper parties.

  25. docmartin June 17, 2022 at 2:01 pm #

    I’d rather drink rum punch and listen to Chubby Checker sing Limbo Rock.

    • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

      Fat people were so atypical then, it was his nickname.

    • Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 2:18 pm #

      Do you have a favorite rum? I’m partial to Jamaican and pot still rums, but like a food appreciate a nice rum Agricole in a swizzle

      • Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

        But I do appreciate…

    • Rodulf June 17, 2022 at 8:31 pm #

      Whiskey on ice, for me…

  26. Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

    The World Health Organization is going to meet sometime next week, to decide whether it’s worth the bother to continue trying to make a big deal out of monkeypox.

    The governments have a slew of vaccines to unload, but since they’ve already wasted the money, why not waste the shots too?

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:09 pm #

      The media immediately stopped showing pictures of the Monkeypox on “brown” hands once people were decrying that as racist. Now all the pictures are in black and white so you really cannot tell the ethnicity of the person.

      Still, from what I read, a massive influx of the pox came out of a leather and lace convention somewhere in Germany.

      • Beryl of Oyl June 17, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

        Maybe if those people just “social distanced” for a while?

        • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

          Yeah, we just need eight weeks to “flatten the curve” against the Monkeypox.

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

        Plus the pics I saw ended up being from 2015 and were shingles.

        • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:30 pm #

          Oh Mary, such a killjoy…

          • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            YASSS I am.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 6:19 pm #

      Note we haven’t seen any drop dead or hospitalization vids for monkeypox.

      I guess they can’t find a makeup effects guy that wants to spend hours affixing fake pustules to crisis actors.

  27. Sam S June 17, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

    However unpleasant the current epoch is, it’s nonetheless great fun to watch the subhuman globalist vermin who call themselves our leaders thrash around to try and preserve their regime and corrupt system just a little longer.

    The more desperate they become, the more they lie and manipulate, and the more people see them for what they are – human cockroaches. Sooner or later the people will come for them with pitchforks. What comes after will be poorer and less primitive (peak oil happened in 2018) but the dystopian, transhuman world of dystopian control by their cabal will have been averted and the heads of Schwab, Soros, Gates et al will be decomposing on spikes, people will have meaning in their lives again besides addictive propaganda feeders known as social media, and the BLM/rainbow cults will have died painful and long-overdue deaths.

  28. Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 2:25 pm #

    I ventured into the “city” today. Everywhere I looked I saw pride stickers and so forth. All the young people tatted-up. A lot of androgyny as well. Of course a lot of the establishments still had workers in masks. I don’t care if people are gay but I never realized how wide spread it is within the younger communities. Saw middle aged tatted up with interesting hair styles. I believe musk said some people express themselves via hair, he uses Twitter. Now I know exactly what he speaks of. City people are brainwashed in a forced lockstep. Burbs win again lol

    • Sam S June 17, 2022 at 2:28 pm #

      One advantage of the coming collapse will be a dearth of hair products and tattoo guns.

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

        Let’s hope also piercings…

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:32 pm #

        Don’t count on it.

        Expect an increase in blood poisoning cases from homemade tattoos (and piercings), and a lotta funky shit stinking up people’s hair.

        (Great Meteor, where are you?)

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

      Can’t find a person remotely worth dating in this society, it is made exceedingly difficult to even meet someone let alone strike up a general conversation with someone. Last time I was out looking around I immediately assumed that all supposed “females” I saw were either lesbian or trannie. No assumptions are safe in this day and age. What’s a fellow to do???

      • Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

        America stopped making women like they stopped making everything else. They still make women the traditional way in the import market. I’m sure the same goes for women. Nothing but effeminate simps everywhere you turn. I’m not advocating for macho rednecks in lifted trucks, but an old fashioned man’s man. Unicorns in the younger gens

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

        cowbell, the fun part is if you even politely asked the wrong one out they might publicly (and very loudly) give you the bum’s rush for offending them, all the while streaming it to Instagram live on their phone.

        Note to self: thank God every day for being married to a good, based woman.

      • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

        What’s a fellow to do???

        Might have to re-institute package checks. Wouldn’t that be something!

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 9:07 pm #

          Hell, they already do that at the airport…why not?

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:37 pm #

        “What’s a fellow to do???”

        OnlyFans. They are amateurs, so you might actually meet one, unlike most “porn stars”. Nothing you’d wanna take home to mama, but if you’re just trying to balance out your hormones and endorphins, well, who’s to know?

  29. Roundball Shaman June 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm #

    “Remember the limbo?… How low can you go?”

    In ‘The Exceptional Nation’ we used to try to be…well… exceptional. At least in theory (maybe).

    But Our ‘Esteemed’ Leaders have gone out to the used-car lot of Communist Globalism and traded in Our nice vintage Mid-Century American classic car for a place in line at the One World Order Build Back Worse Soup Kitchen. Not a very good deal, most of us would think.

    How Low Can We Go? Just when we think things can’t get any lower… they do. We don’t reach for Stars anymore as a Nation. We grovel in the dirt and beg for mercy and our ration of fake digital dollars and lab-rat fake-food concoctions to sustain us for another week. All while They are conducting our ongoing National Liquidation Sale.

    “It’s getting harder to conceal the deaths and injuries caused by the vaccines…”

    Of course it can’t be the death jabs causing the sanctioned National Program of Human Sacrifice. It is Global Warming that’s doing us in! It’s toxic male masculinity that’s finishing us off! It’s not having enough freaks and deviates in positions of power in this Country. It’s our ‘Free Speech’ that is ruining the Nation. It’s… anything but what is really the agents of death and maiming.

    Well, it looks like whether we fell for the horse manure about the ‘necessity’ of taking kill shots or not… We were slated for removal anyway.

    The kill shot is the quick-and-easy way. The slower way is the choking off of supply chains… the disappearance of gas and diesel fuel… the destruction of the American food supply… the toxic geoengineering programs that have been going on the since the 1940s… and other ways to rid the Planet of human beings (that is, those humans who are in the ‘We Don’t Count’ Class which does not include the unHoly Predator Class that will rule the Planet in their evil image for a millennium). Or so their Dark Gospel preaches. Every dog has his day? Every Vulture has his way.

    Sometimes they let a condemned person choose their method of demise. In this case, We the People didn’t even get to have a say in it.

    So as we all whistle our way toward the National Graveyard of 2030… let’s sing a tune to uplift our spirits a bit…

    You all know the words…

    “Every limbo boy and girl
    All around the limbo world
    Gonna do the limbo rock.
    Joe a bimbo but Joe be quick
    Take us under Your limbo stick
    Limbo lower now
    Limbo lower now
    How low can you go…
    Joe?
    Joe?
    OH JOE…!?”

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:38 pm #

      Good job on the lyrics! lol Would love to see Grandpappy Joe actually perform that limbo on the fake Oval Office stage set they have in the basement bunker of the executive mansion.

  30. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 2:47 pm #

    Shocker!

    news.gallup.com/poll/393737/belief-god-dips-new-low.aspx

    Like we can’t see this by walking around. But good to know they’re at least asking.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

      81% ain’t too bad though, I guess. But lowest in recorded history.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

      Most people these days bow down to big government and their tech devices. There is no room for a God or higher unknown power in their lives. IMHO, all silicon based electronic devices should be scrubbed from the Earth post haste, and we would be much better for it.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

        Agree. Though keeping email and Dropbox would be good for continuing to work…but I digress.

        The rub, therein lies.

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

        What – no Clusterfuck Nation? Do you really think that when the plug gets pulled, we are all gonna pack up and high-tail it to Mr. K’s backyard caravanserai, like in The Stand? Let’s keep it virtual, I expect Mr. K would agree.

  31. Zoltar June 17, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

    As always, I find virtually all of Jim’s observations sound but no longer share his expectations for what will become of things.

    Yes, the Democratic Party has become a totally bankrupt, destructive force in American society, which deserves to utterly fail and be disbanded. Will it? No.

    Being of roughly Jim’s age, I have seen both parties appear to be on the brink of dissolution several times, but they always bounce back to approximate parity for two reasons. 1. The other party is just as rotten, and always offers a seemingly-preferable alternative to the current rottenness. 2. The masters of both require an apparent choice for ever-credulous voters.

    Yes, the Democrats will likely get clobbered in the midterm elections. They may well have to give up on “Joe Biden” and, having prevented younger talent from rising in their party ranks, have no plausible candidate for the presidency in another two years.

    But then the victorious Republicans will be so ghastly that within a couple of years amnesiac voters will again suppose that the Dems must be less awful, and the cycle will begin afresh.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 2:55 pm #

      They may well have to give up on “Joe Biden”

      But they already have:

      youtube.com/watch?v=LFpET-7Y9Vc

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 3:04 pm #

      The human mind works in dualities and thus the system exploits that. People think they are thinking when they decide something is good or bad. No shades of gray allowed. One of the other.

      Thus the Uniparty or Deep State is securely in power. It will ally with either party to work its will. Neither party can survive without its good will.

  32. cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 2:59 pm #

    The Navy has fired nearly a dozen officers in leadership positions in less than three months, including five in one week. A total of 13 commanding officers have been fired so far this year, including 12 in the Navy and one in the Marine Corps.

    Could this be another way to bring us closer to defeat by China-coms? Are they going to simply replace those fired by trannies, pregnant men, or women who think they are men?

    msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-navy-has-fired-a-dozen-leaders-but-won-t-explain-why/ar-AAYAC97?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=06f9ce49a1234125beb042e3f568b5c3

    • Islander June 17, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

      Maybe they said they refused to serve under trannies?

  33. Jarek June 17, 2022 at 3:17 pm #

    https://michaelyon.com/dispatches/august-2022-violence/

    Things are waxing gibbous. Chances of famine in America by 2024 >50%.

    Why did the Engineers put gibbon genes inside us? Was it to keep us down, keep us as slaves? As psychic batteries? If you have sufficient Neanderthal genes, you’re able to keep the monkey shit down. If you don’t, you’re not, and if you’re not, you won’t.

  34. thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

    Speaking of China, they recently trialed the Beast system by using health passport apps to squash a bank run:

    https://www.reuters.com/world/china/china-bank-protest-stopped-by-health-codes-turning-red-depositors-say-2022-06-14/

  35. Jarek June 17, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

    Stella Moris, June 17

    This is a dark day for Press freedom and for British democracy. Anyone in this country who cares about freedom of expression should be deeply ashamed that the Home Secretary has approved the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States, the country that plotted his assassination.

    Julian did nothing wrong. He has committed no crime and is not a criminal. He is a journalist and a publisher, and he is being punished for doing his job.

    It was in Priti Patel’s power to do the right thing. Instead, she will forever be remembered as an accomplice of the United States in its agenda to turn investigative journalism into a criminal enterprise.

    Foreign laws now determine the limits of press freedom in this country and the journalism that won the industry’s most prestigious prizes has been deemed an extraditable offence and worthy of a life sentence.

    The path to Julian’s freedom is long and tortuous. Today is not the end of the fight. It is only the beginning of a new legal battle. We will appeal through the legal system; the next appeal will be before the High Court. We will fight louder and shout harder on the streets, we will organise and we will make Julian’s story known to all.

    Make no mistake, this has always been a political case. Julian published evidence that the country trying to extradite him committed war crimes and covered them up; tortured and rendered; bribed foreign officials; and corrupted judicial inquiries into US wrongdoing. Their revenge is to try to disappear him into the darkest recesses of their prison system for the rest of his life to deter others from holding governments to account.

    We will not let that happen. Julian’s freedom is coupled to all our freedoms. We will fight to return Julian to his family and to regain freedom of expression for us all”.

    Jarek: Anglin thinks they will charge for what Bradley Manning leaked, but they actually hate him for revealing the truth about Podesta and the Satanic cabal.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 3:59 pm #

      Yeah, it certainly shows you what their priorities are when they can readily produce Julian, but meanwhile Brittney Griner continues to serve the Russian state on the farming collective.

      • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

        Griner is probably learning valuable skills, skill that will pay dividends in years to come, far more than basketball.

        Are you a fan of Griner’s, like BRH?

        • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

          I wouldn’t consider myself a raging Griner fan, but I certainly appreciate the political debacle into which she has gotten herself snared. It is all very interesting.

          • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 4:42 pm #

            I certainly appreciate the political debacle into which she has gotten herself snared. – cowbell

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

            Cow, I commend you for twisting yourself into a pretzel to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition but, in case you have not heard, linguists have decided it is no longer necessary in most cases.

          • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

            Q – Those linguists also now approve of the Oxford comma as the universal standard, and that will look wrong to me until the day I die.

            Some things are better off staying the same, wouldn’t you agree?

          • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:47 pm #

            I thought the Oxford comma was SOP and leaving it out was the trendy new thing.

            No change for change’s sake for me.

      • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

        Cowbell actually Brittany is swinging a pick on the nightshift in the Vorkuta Coal Mines; days she plays roundball in the All Gulag Industrial League — Arctic Division.

  36. Jarek June 17, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

    https://www.theblaze.com/fearless/oped/whitlock-bigoted-lebron-james

    Ancient Chinese saying: The larger the body, the smaller the spirit.

    Whitlock, a great Black man with a spirit like unto the Founders, calls the DNC – the Dead Negroes Confederacy, lol.

  37. FarmBoy June 17, 2022 at 4:06 pm #

    Mr. Kunstler – Americans think voting in Republicans is going to make a difference, LOL? What a bunch of morons. Neither party obeys the law.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 4:15 pm #

      I do tend to agree with what Zoltar mentioned above

      “But then the victorious Republicans will be so ghastly that within a couple of years amnesiac voters will again suppose that the Dems must be less awful, and the cycle will begin afresh.”

      The American political arena is nothing more than a dysfunctional cuckoo clock with a pendulum that swings way out of whack.

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

        It used to work, the pendulum swings would help the nation lumber down a moderate path.

        Until the Bushes.

        We are now derailed over to the Left.

  38. FarmBoy June 17, 2022 at 4:14 pm #

    AFL-CIO members gave Biden standing ovations, repeatedly, for his speech the other day. Biden, the hero of all Union members, LOL.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

      That’s because they are all a bunch of commies looking for those delicious government handouts. I guess Elon Musk’s non-union shop is why Biden won’t give Tesla the time of day, regardless of how green and eco-friendly his product may be. Gee, gotta wonder what’s wrong with the picture there….

  39. Paula D June 17, 2022 at 4:48 pm #

    The Chinese don’t have to invade, they already own a lot of US real estate.
    But the topsoil is gone, the oil is gone, the gas is on its way out, the water is gone, (not just Colorado River water, but the Ogalla Aquifer), other resources are gone, and the country is populated by overweight mal-educated people with a deep sense of entitlement to what they call their “lifestyle”, i.e. profligate use of said resources, oil, water, electricity and food. Do the Chinese really want this? I doubt it.
    Our current overlords have written this country off.
    Russia and Ukraine, on the other hand, have land, resources, energy and lots of other scarce resources. Unfortunately they are populated and Russians have a history of defending their land. So they must go, in they eyes of our rulers.

    Will Kill For Resources.

    • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      The US is in the liquidation phase of its empire. I see the great Midwest as a vast corporate ag (to the remaining limited degree possible) and strip mining operation, with everything west of the Rockies save for a strip of the Pacific coast simply abandoned. Better question: where will all those people go? To liquidation, of course. Won’t really be any choice in the matter.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 6:27 pm #

      The Chicoms want the freshwater in the Great Lakes.

      Unfortunately for them, that is a hill the gentlefolk of the Upper Midwest are quite willing to die on.

    • rube-i-con June 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

      the oil is not gone by a long shot

    • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

      Spot on, Paula.

      Americans are very loath to understand our inevitability as ‘the best country in the world’ which we never really were anyway…

  40. BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 4:56 pm #

    Speaking of the auto industry …

    Yesterday the President of Ford Motor Company expressed his concern over the number of car loans that are going bad, ending up as repos. At the same time, Ford is staking its future on the Mustang EV (retail: $55,000) and the F150 Lightning, which was supposed to cost $40,000 for the golf cart model, but in the real world carry an MSRP of $95,000. I doubt if Ford will still be around 5 years from now.

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

      Nothing says America like a Ford Mustang that doesn’t rev and has no purr to the engine block. Perfect muscle car for the emasculated male that this country is churning out these days.

    • Disaffected June 17, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

      Guess there planning on only selling to the 1%. We dweebs will be walking, provided we’re still above ground. Although it might well be as a makeshift infantry battalion.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

      Yes, the wonderful F-150 Lightning designed by someone with no clue what the use case is for a pickup.

      The empty to full charging times are ridiculous on the basic charger.

      Want to haul? Your 200 mile range is now 100 miles.

      Tow? Might be down to 50 miles.

      Meanwhile, they are trying to push the vibrant woman designer as some kind of genius STEM goddess.

      • gustafson.robert.22 June 17, 2022 at 6:43 pm #

        In a warm climate at least, I can do as much or more with my Toyota Corolla and 1000 lb trailer as most F150 owners do with their trucks. So, I’m not sure trucks haven’t been a good bit more silly an item than advertised for a good while, well before this silly, overpriced electrification.

      • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

        A young Chinese lady designed the F150 Lightning; she’s the one who came up with the name ‘Frunk’ for the storage compartment where the engine should be. That name should catch on big for the dudes back at the ranch.

        • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

          Ah, so that’s the name of the compartment she’s sitting in as she stares at me from the cover of my alumni mag.

          Thanks Marlin!

  41. MiTurn June 17, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

    My take: The Dems cabal win a landslide victory in the mid-terms and then move quick to shut down any efforts to prove fraud and contest the results.

    The Dominion voting machines and faux mail-in ballots that threw the election still haven’t been resolved, which can only have emboldened the “Joe Biden” handlers.

    Wouldn’t that be something!

    • cowbell81 June 17, 2022 at 5:09 pm #

      If they thought 1/6 was bad, just wait for them to find out what is in store if that scenario you describe plays out. Heels Up will be doing a lot more than just cackling.

    • thirdcoastlegend June 17, 2022 at 6:33 pm #

      They’re more likely to gin up an event they can use to declare martial law and simply cancel elections.

    • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

      That is my expectation.

      Fake election with mail-in ballots (Covid and Monkeypox and AIDS 2.0 – oh my!) and voting machines. Blue Tsunami!

      2024 – election cancelled, why would we want to replace the Hildebeast, the best President ever!

      • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

        Nah, they have to go with mirage again.

        Tsunami doesn’t let everyone know in advance that they know they are going to win because they created (as Biden let slip) the “greatest voter-fraud organization” in history

    • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

      From my perspective, a civil war often follows a color revolution and we had the latter starting 2020 (if not before). So they seem to be doing everything they can possibly do to stir up hate between us, and sadly, there is not much we can do about that because half the country believes in perverting and indoctrinating children, sterilizing and killing people in order to prevent a cold, and forcing the quacksine ‘therapy’ on the rest of us, etc. So the PTB have indeed set up a powder keg (on purpose) that has to explode at some juncture.

      • Redneck Liberal June 19, 2022 at 10:19 pm #

        Very amusing. When JHK first speculated on “Mass Formation Psychosis”, I thought it was a very apt description of what I find here, which seems to be getting more and more intense. It’s all very sad.

  42. Whirlwind Worm June 17, 2022 at 5:30 pm #

    From The Archives…

    ———

    On Embedded/Systemic Crime & Violence, Dubious Tests & Notions of ‘Ethnicity/Race’

    “The cause of Black Failure is Blacks, specifically their genetic code which give them a lower IQ and EQ (emotional intelligence). Culture? Sure it’s culture but it’s genetic first.” ~ Jarek

    ——

    IQ research and the Flynn effect

    “In 1978, while working on a refutation of classical racism for an upcoming book about ‘humane ideals’, Flynn read University of California, Berkley educational psychologist Arthur Jensen’s 1969 article, ‘How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement?’, which argued that black people scored lower than white people on IQ tests because of genetic differences between the races.

    Flynn initially planned to spend only a few pages on his book refuting Jensen’s work. After studying historical IQ tests, Flynn noticed that although the IQ tests were always calibrated so that a score of ‘100’ was average, the actual raw scores showed that people’s performance on the IQ tests improved over time. Flynn calculated that the average American in the year 1900 would have scored a 67 on the version of IQ tests administered in the year 2000, a score that suggested mental impairment. Because such an increase in IQ scores over only a few generations could not have been caused by genetic evolution, Flynn concluded that the increases must have been caused by changes in environmental factors, meaning that IQ is influenced more by environment than by genetics.” ~ Wikipedia

    ——

    Are Nigerians an exception to this? Not in Ireland, they’re not. I’m not sure Cleo is right about this in other words. They’re probably not as bad as Somalis, but that’s not saying much.” ~ Jarek

    I’ve lived and associated with Somalis. They’re a bright and upstanding bunch by my, albeit anecdotal, experience and not any different than anyone else WRT what you appear to be talking about here.

    I am also aware of some USA gov’t intervention in Somalia, among other places around the world…

    What’s the predominant ‘ethnic colour’ or ‘makeup’ of USA politicians or their military personnel?

    And how do we want to define ‘crime’ or ‘violence’?

    What if we also counted their ’embeddedness’?

    …Such as in the chopper in that Collateral Murder video; in Iraq; in Guantanamo prison; in extraordinary renditions; in Ukraine; historically; or in general culture, and so forth?

    • Amman June 17, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

      The guy is odious. Wish he had the balls to say what he writes here to some black folks in America. Piece-of-what you know he is.

      • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

        100%

        • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 11:40 pm #

          You have pride but no dignity.

          • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 10:12 pm #

            You are a pathetic incel, who hates women.

      • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

        Your desire to silence your opponents helps to make my case. Like the time when you and ani slandered for me reporting what was said in the book, The Long Emergency – which neither of you had ever read. She apologize. You never did.

        • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 10:13 pm #

          What is with your bizarre obsession with people apologizing to you, especially when no one owes you one?

          Is it a fetish thing? Seriously, I’m interested.

          • Jarek June 18, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

            You asked John for an apology a few weeks ago, remember? Feel stupid? Cuz you are.

          • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 9:39 am #

            Jarek is under the impression that we all come here to talk about Jarek, and that the whole point of any discussion or debate is not the subject itself, but whether Jarek “won.”

            As a player of many stupid games, he has no doubt won many stupid prizes.

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

        Do a Google Images search with these 4 words:

        comic intelligence different animals

        Select first comic.
        If the one I’m thinking of is not the first for you, it is the comic that has a lineup of different species of animals (bird, monkey, penguin, elephant, fish, seal, dog) facing a human behind a desk, saying…

        “For a fair selection, everybody has to take the same exam: Please climb that tree.”

    • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 11:10 pm #

      You won’t get a scientific or cogent response – so don’t be disappointed. LOL.

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 7:16 pm #

        “Intelligence, in their formulation, must be depictable as a single number, capable of ranking people in linear order, genetically based, and effectively immutable. If any of these premises are false, their entire argument collapses. For example, if all are true except immutability, then programs for early intervention in education might work to boost IQ permanently, just as a pair of eyeglasses may correct a genetic defect in vision. The central argument of The Bell Curve fails because most of the premises are false.” ~ Stephen Jay Gould

        ——

        “Another issue is the cultural bias baked into the nature of the test itself. Piantadosi and his team often work with the Tsimane people, an Indigenous group living in Bolivia. They’ve found that many Tsimane do not use labels for shapes– which could affect their IQ score on a measure that requires the tester to think about and manipulate shapes. ‘People without words for shapes probably do this type of task differently than we do, just as if the Tsimane gave us an IQ test with a bunch of leaf shapes that we didn’t know the names for, but they did’, says [Steven] Piantadosi.” ~ Discover Magazine

        ——

        :”The cross-cultural results on IQ aren’t an error or a fluke. They’re a canary. They show us the baggage that IQ tests bring. Once you see that these measures don’t do what they claim across cultures, we have to doubt that they measure what they claim within cultures too.” ~ Steven T. Piantadosi (on Twitter)

        • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 10:18 pm #

          I read about IQ tests and how they really didn’t work years ago, and these debunkings of the Bell Curve do ring a bell.

          I don’t think you can compare different sorts of intelligence between cultures since there are different types of important or dominant thinking and intelligence depending on what makes the culture thrive.

          As you hinted at above, people like to say “Humans are more intelligent than dogs.” OK, but then a dog with minimal resources can raise a family and provide for them, at about 1 year of age. Humans can’t do that. Dogs can herd sheep, hunt, detect cancer, recover cadavers, etc. Something machines can’t even do. So who is ‘smarter’? Intelligence is subjective.

          That’s why I find Jarek’s ramblings about all black people being sub-par IQ just silly and try to ignore them. Just as he thinks women are inferior and gets all pissy when I said that men start wars and women give birth. He really hates that reality.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 11:13 pm #

            I just parked my comment under yours because it looked like a good enough parking spot and to keep the thread shorter.

            But, yes, I’ve been aware too for quite some time of that IQ thing, such as WRT the Flynn Effect, etc.. Jarek? Apparently not.

            And yes, that was part of the point in my comic suggestion about the different animals being asked to climb a tree. I tried a link to it but the site’s system ate it.

            Good points of course about dogs and what they can do.

            Women start wars too by the way, and men give birth through women. That’s the point of sexual reproduction.

          • Jarek June 18, 2022 at 11:42 pm #

            Women choose the most aggressive men who have the most resources or the will and strength to get them. In a deep sense, women select for war. This is anathema to Mary because it puts some of the blame on women. She finds this taking responsibility shit unbearable.

            Women good. Men bad. Or as she put, Women are life. Men are death.

    • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

      I think the key quote here is, “Flynn calculated that the average American in the year 1900 would have scored a 67 on the version of IQ tests administered in the year 2000.”

      Um…. And how, exactly, did Flynn calculate that? My assumption would be that he pulled his “calculations” out of his ass.

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 10:21 am #

        Anthea, your comment here seems a bit of an ass-pull, ironically for you.

        If you’re interested in how, etc., then go research it and enlighten us, rather than just showing us how well you can performance-art-ass-pull your comments.

    • Jarek June 17, 2022 at 11:50 pm #

      The average Sub-Saharan has an IQ of 70 – retarded by our standards. Yes, researchers where shocked and embarrassed on their behalf. Some parts of Africa are even lower, into the 60’s. These findings have been duplicated again and again.

      Because of the large influx of White genes, Afro-Americans have an average IQ of 85.

      And btw, African Blacks aren’t suffering any overall impairment or retardation. They show none of the signs of that be it physical, emotional, etc. They just naturally have low IQ’s compared to us. Their environment never called forth the need for anything more, perhaps.

      Read The Bell Curve as the best layman’s introduction. See the work of Arthur Jenson of Harvard. He was asked to study the question. So he did. He then answered what could be done to increase Black academic performance. He answered, “Nothing.” It is mostly genetic after all. An absolutely terrible family and environment (including inadequate nutrition) could ruin any potential. But having all of these cannot create any potential that isn’t there.

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        If your IQ tests are getting it wrong with people over different eras and cultures, why should it be a problem with the people, rather than the tests themselves?

        Actual intelligence is not some score on some test.

        Might you be astroturfing for some outfit, like government, in the interest of stirring up division?

        You seem to be trying something in that regard with men and women too, and who knows who else. Maybe MaryQueen is a bit more privy to that than I.

        • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 10:20 pm #

          He’s just your run of the mill supremacist/nationalist. Very limited in imagination and an admitted incel, which may explain his disdain for women.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 19, 2022 at 10:23 am #

            His stuff reads like the Woke.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 19, 2022 at 10:24 am #

            …ironically.

        • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 2:19 am #

          @ Whirlwind Worm:

          Anyone who has ever taught in all-black schools has, if they are honest with themselves, come to the conclusion that a very high percentage of black kids are just not “able.” The don’t perform well academically because they CAN’T.

          You’ll have a class of ten 11th graders, and only two of them will be able to read. (And that’s out of the ten that come to class. There are ten more enrolled in that class whom you’ve never even seen.) That’s the norm for blacks–after spending 11-12 years in school, if you count kindergarten.

          Of course, if you’re not honest with yourself you’ll blame other factors than sheer native inability to learn to read. “Mom didn’t read to them at bedtime,” or, “They were too poor to buy books,” etc.

          IQ is pretty good indicator of whether a person will be able to learn to read or do basic arithmetic, as well as being a good diagnostic tool for determining levels of mental deficiency.

          Sometimes if the shoe fits you have to wear it.

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 11:13 am #

        “He then answered what could be done to increase Black academic performance.” ~ Jarek

        What does that even mean, ‘Black academic performance’?

        It seems to make all kinds of problematic assumptions that you appear unaware of.

        “Today we have more soil scientists than at any other time in history. If you plot the rise of soil scientists against the loss of soil, you see that the more of them you have, the more soil you lose.” ~ Bill Mollison

        • Jarek June 18, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          Whirlie

          What does that even mean, ‘Black academic performance’?

          Jarek: It means academic performance by Blacks.

          You got nuthin. Read the Bell Curve and then we’ll talk. I could insult Whites and you’d be fine with it, even agreeing with it. But say anything about Blacks and you get upset. Classic unhealthy ego and idolatry. No collective pride for you own, but rather displaced onto an alien group. Unhealthy? Of course. More to the point, it means the death of our Race and Culture since these can’t continue if the group who created them hate themselves.

          This is very widespread and of long standing. People who wrote dictionaries for non-White primitives, created words and concepts that these groups never had. They couldn’t accept that these people were below us culturally if not innately. In other words, they were identifying with them at some level. Why? That wasn’t their job.

          • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 6:13 pm #

            See also below in the main threads.

          • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 2:24 am #

            Um…. This guy doesn’t know what “Black academic performance” means.

            You are conversing with a tard.

        • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

          “Read the Bell Curve and then we’ll talk.” ~ Jarek

          Actually, that is up to you, Jarek, if you want to leverage particular references to support/illustrate any points/cases/arguments you might think you have.
          It is not up to me to look up a reference for you to help support that. LOL
          Mentioning some book and suggesting to go read it is not an argument nor defence.

          Indirectly, however, failing the above, it does support my own.

          Good luck.

      • Anthea June 18, 2022 at 11:37 am #

        Kind of unrelated to a discussion of IQ, but I’ve come to believe that the different parenting styles you see in different cultures are adaptations to the type of kids they’re dealing with.

        Most of the black parenting I’ve seen is to my mind abusive. Kids are constantly beaten down. There are probably several factors in play here, such as immature parents. I’ve long supposed that this parenting style is partly a hangover from slavery, where kids had to be rigidly trained to be obedient. On the other hand, maybe this is the only way to manage a low-IQ kid with poor impulse control.

        Another example of probable culturally adapted parenting styles is Jewish parenting: very rigid, lots of emotional blackmail, and much “nagging.” Maybe this is a good strategy for raising kids who are prone to neuroticism and are often somewhere on the autism spectrum. I once had a Jewish guy tell me that he found the endless kvetching that characterized his homelife “comforting.” (“Someone is telling me what to do and micro-managing me, so I don’t have to stress about that stuff.”)

        By contrast, white kids have historically been allowed a HUGE amount of autonomy. (I was, as a kid.) And the kids never had any trouble finding activities to engage them, with zero adult supervision. I think this is probably because this “works” with white kids. They’ll go off and build a tree house or set snares for rabbits or ride their bicycles to the next town. We weren’t always perfect little angels, but we rarely did anything too terribly bad. Ding-dong-ditch comes to mind. But if you did that, your parents only had to tell you once to stop it–and they didn’t even need to use a harsh tone. So it’s possible to raise white kids to be autonomous and creative with a very light hand on the reins.

        • messianicdruid June 18, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

          I am firstborn of six [ not counting two half siblings]. My parents were too busy by the time I was 11: I was on my own [ practically ]. I began work at 13 [ 50 cents an hour ] bussing tables. Joined the Army at 17, married at 18.

          Autonomy is not given, it is taken.

          • Anthea June 20, 2022 at 1:56 am #

            Yeah, if you don’t want to live under someone else’s thumb, you’d better make sure you’re not dependent on them.

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 4:37 pm #

        “A biased test does not measure what it purports to measure. While IQ tests are generally considered to measure some forms of intelligence, they may fail to serve as an accurate measure of broader definitions of human intelligence inclusive of creativity and social intelligence. For this reason, psychologist Wayne Weiten argues that their construct validity must be carefully qualified, and not be overstated. According to Weiten, ‘IQ tests are valid measures of the kind of intelligence necessary to do well in academic work. But if the purpose is to assess intelligence in a broader sense, the validity of IQ tests is questionable.’

        Some scientists have disputed the value of IQ as a measure of intelligence altogether. In The Mismeasure of Man (1981, expanded edition 1996), evolutionary biologist Stephen Jay Gould compared IQ testing with the now-discredited practice of determining intelligence via craniometry, arguing that both are based on the fallacy of reification, ‘our tendency to convert abstract concepts into entities’. Gould’s argument sparked a great deal of debate, and the book is listed as one of Discover Magazine’s ’25 Greatest Science Books of All Time’.

        Along these same lines, critics such as Keith Stanovich do not dispute the capacity of IQ test scores to predict some kinds of achievement, but argue that basing a concept of intelligence on IQ test scores alone neglects other important aspects of mental ability. Robert Sternberg, another significant critic of IQ as the main measure of human cognitive abilities, argued that reducing the concept of intelligence to the measure of g does not fully account for the different skills and knowledge types that produce success in human society.” ~ Wikipedia

  43. Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 5:35 pm #

    Tomorrow morning my wife and I will be flying to Milwaukee where we will board a Viking cruise ship for a one week tour of certain Great Lakes ports. I have not been keen on making this trip from the very beginning last Fall when we signed up and prepaid.

    After a herculean effort on the part of my wife and much help from her more technically adept friends it appears we have overcome all the hurdles which stood in our way. Of course we won’t truly know that all hurdles have been jumped until the ship pulls away from the dock with us onboard.

    I have been literally losing sleep for weeks over this ‘vacation’ and have already declared that, for me, this will be the very last one. If she is in desperate need of a break from her brother, Peter, (and who wouldn’t be?) she will have to take a trip with one of her girl friends. I’ve been having all kinds of ominous thoughts… from our plane crashing, to our ship hitting an iceberg in the still-frigid waters of Lake Superior.

    Assuming I am just “a worry wart” I will probably write a trip report some time after we return next Saturday June 25. If my worries WERE justified you will not be hearing from me AT ALL, EVER beyond ‘hitting the hay’ later this evening. That would be a real shame since I would love to be able to report to the infestation of religious fanatics on this site that there is, in fact, NO AFTERLIFE.

    The ‘hurdles’ I spoke of above are mostly related to two occasions of PCR testing for Covid… the first within 72 hours of boarding the flight from Newark to Milwaukee and the second, upon stepping aboard the cruise ship. You get tested and sent to your cabin to await the results. If ‘positive’ your fucked and your trip is over.

    • BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

      Who’s taking care of Peter? Or is he ‘going solo’?

      • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

        Or is he ‘going solo’? – BRH

        ===========

        Shirley you jest. We wouldn’t THINK of leaving Peter alone in this house for a week. We rarely leave him alone for an hour or two.

        So, my son Thom (the nursing school student) is watching over Peter from tonight to Wed. at which point my daughter and her husband will relieve Thom and take care of Peter till we return home on 6/25/22.

    • Whirlwind Worm June 17, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

      Q. Shtik have a great time and maybe try to change your mindset if you feel it might help.

      I’ve tree-planted close to Thunder Bay many moons ago, where I fractured my finger playing frisbee at the camp. So I had to cut the job short. But it was lovely where we were while I was there. Are you going to Thunder Bay?

      Anyway, have fun!

    • Paula D June 17, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

      Good luck, Q.

      • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

        Are you going to Thunder Bay? – Whirlwind

        ===========

        Yes, in fact Thunder Bay is the final stop on the trip. We fly home from there.

      • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 8:17 pm #

        Thanx Paula.

    • Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 8:54 pm #

      People pay good money to visit Great Lake cities?
      “Good afternoon Chicago passengers, congratulations for making it aboard without extra holes. Next stop is Detroit before making way to Cleveland! Make sure you sign up now for the abandoned crack den tour and the Macy’s shoplifting bum-rush-athon. Isaac will be serving cocktails on deck unless you’re white then you have to get ‘yo own muthfukin drinks’’. Bon voyage!”

      • Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 8:57 pm #

        “My bad, Isaac actually said, ‘yo own muthafukin draaank”

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 9:33 pm #

      That covid test crap sounds ridiculous, but otherwise you should have a great time. Duluth is rocking a balmy 70 degrees right now, so Superior isn’t currently as frigid as you may think.

      I will keep an eye out for news of random plane crashes or Edmund Fitzgerald-esque sinkings next week though. If I see one in the news, I’ll tip one back for ya.

      Good luck, and try to have fun, sir.

      • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 10:59 pm #

        Superior is always frigid. Just too damn ornery to turn into ice. Look at it too long and you’ll die of hypothermia.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 18, 2022 at 7:57 am #

          I hear ya. Its water is never “warm”, that’s true. I’ve had my share of dips in Superior (usually while camping and wanting a quick bath), always found it crisp yet quite refreshing on a warm/hot summer day.

          On any other type of day it was definitely not what I would call “inviting” (especially if the water is starting to get above the knees, if you know what I mean).

          That said, I’m guessing Q does not feel the need to find out for himself next week…

      • SpeedyBB June 18, 2022 at 10:32 am #

        Isn’t it astonishing what a grip on the memory the Edmund Fitzgerald story continues to be? That was my first thought upon reading of the forthcoming Q. Shtik Great Lakes odyssey.

        Shipwrecks are a dime a dozen by that one has had a whole canon of song and poetry woven about it.

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 18, 2022 at 11:48 am #

          Gord’s Gold, baby!

      • Whirlwind Worm June 18, 2022 at 4:40 pm #

        I will keep an eye out for news of random plane crashes or Edmund Fitzgerald-esque sinkings next week though.” ~ MrMangoOnMyShoulder

        LOL

  44. BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 6:01 pm #

    Actually about a dozen years ago there was a film about NKorea and China invading Australia and a group of young Australians waging a guerrilla war against the Asian invaders. It was sort of an Aussie version of ‘Red Dawn.’

    I think it was called ‘Tomorrow, When the War Began’, something like that.

  45. BackRowHeckler June 17, 2022 at 7:02 pm #

    Drove down to the coast today, at a little state park at waters edge folded down the tailgate of my pickup, broke out the portable gas grill, threw on a few sausages, dogs, peppers and burgers. The very late spring sun was warm, but a cool breeze was blowing in from LI Sound, making it a delightful scene, with the sun sparkling on the surface of the water. At any rate I’m happy to report that since I was here last October there is no evidence of any sea level rise; LI Sound is pretty much how I left it it 8 months ago. As far as the Climate Apocalypse goes, it’s been rather cool here, but with just enough rain to keep the lawns and gardens green. A charming summer is shaping up, just like I remember them from decades ago.

    On another subject, last nite in Milford a homeowner heard a grinding noise coming from his driveway and went out to investigate. He was then attacked by several gentleman busy removing the catalytic convertor from his truck, inflicting a wound from cheek to bowel that took 360 stitches to close up. Also in New Haven, in de hood, 4 people shot 1 day after a “Rally against guns”.

    • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 8:21 pm #

      Also in New Haven, in de hood, 4 people shot 1 day after a “Rally against guns”. – BRH

      =========

      OMG! talk about your irony!!

    • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 11:03 pm #

      Who investigates strange sounds, in his driveway, at night,* without packin’ heat? A dead man – or one with as many stitches as there are days in the year.

      *Oxford comma now, Oxford comma forever!

      • Islander June 18, 2022 at 1:22 am #

        Actually I think that is the use of commas to set off an appositive (one comma separates; two enclose)—not the Oxford comma used in a series. The sentence does not contain a series.

        The Oxford comma is the one used before the last element of a series, preceding “and” (some people prefer to use no comma before “and” in a series). “without packin’ heat” is not part of a series of phrases.

        There are, actually, two appositives.

        “Who investigates strange sounds without packin’ heat?” would make perfect sense.

        “Who investigates strange sounds, in his driveway, without packin’ heat?” also makes sense but adds the intensifier “in his driveway.”

        “Who investigates strange sounds, in his driveway, at night, without packin’ heat?” says the same but adds a second intensifier, “at night.”

        IMHO, both intensifiers function as appositives, they are not part of a series, and hence there is no Oxford comma.

        The third comma in the preceding sentence is an Oxford comma because it precedes “and” in a series of three independent clauses with parallel construction.

      • BackRowHeckler June 18, 2022 at 7:27 am #

        That’s a good question, Blackbird. (Did I use that comma correctly?) The fact is, these raids into small towns for the purposes of theft, intimidation, vandalism and sometimes rape is relatively a new phenomena round these parts; many people — especially older people — aren’t really up to speed as to what’s happening around them and how things have changed. Another reason might be that any use of a firearm to defend property (or even oneself for that matter) will in this state bring immediate arrest and prosecution, and that goes double if say the homeowner is white and the raiders are not, which is almost always the case. I dare say Ted Bundy could be kicking down your daughter’s bedroom door at 3:00 am and if you shoot him, you most assuredly will be arrested for murder. That’s just the way it is.

        • Jarek June 18, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

          https://www.amren.com/features/2022/06/the-dispossessed-majority-wilmot-robertson/

          Did you ever read this classic? One of the foundational texts that made me a White Nationalist. Robertson said that White America was basically lost at the time of publication, in 1972. Conservatives could no longer talk about their people, even why back then. Verboten. They had accepted the basic premise of racial transformation and the idea that all could and would become “Americans”. If they didn’t accept it, they were radicals to be shunned and thrown out of the party and off the air.

          The Tribe and their White Liberal Lackeys had worked tirelessly since the 1920’s to reopen the borders, this time in favor of the third world. In 1965, they triumphed.

    • tully June 18, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

      BRH, your description of a “cheek to bowel” wound confused me, so looked this incident up online. Guessing it should have been jowl? 😉

      One of the stories had a photo of the victim with the bandages removed. Cut starts just below his right ear, across his cheek, chin and left jaw. The photo was such could not see where it ended.

      An inch or so lower, this man would have been dead. He got very lucky.

      • Blackbird June 18, 2022 at 7:53 pm #

        360 stitches.

        Pretty sure he meant “bowel”.

  46. PageMarker June 17, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

    My compliments to the article’s author. 12 paragraph 5 minute read that succinctly states how screwed we are without resorting to panic or hyperbole. Tribulation is upon us all.

  47. tully June 17, 2022 at 7:42 pm #

    BRH, I was trying to envision a cheek to bowel laceration and having some trouble. Did a search, and did you mean jowl by chance?

    This man is soooo lucky to be alive. One to two inches lower and he’s bleeding out on the spot.

    https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Milford-man-needed-300-stitches-in-latest-CT-17249421.php?t=76969a2775#photo-22610538

  48. Amman June 17, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

    Methinks it can go as low as Medieval.

  49. Amman June 17, 2022 at 7:50 pm #

    Also,a shotgun of an article. A 10.

  50. liber8tor June 17, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

    Edward Norton Lorenz was an American mathematician and meteorologist. Founder of the “Lorenz Butterfly Theory”. He said a butterfly flapping it’s wings in Brazil could produce abnormal weather in the USA and Canada, (such as hurricanes and tornadoes)

    He worked as a weather forecaster for the United States Army Air Forces during World War II, leading him to pursue graduate studies in meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He earned both a master’s and doctoral degree in meteorology from MIT in 1943 and 1948. He is best known as the founder of modern “Chaos Theory”, a branch of mathematics focusing on the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions.

    Joe Biden, Ukraine, the Trans-Human agenda, Covid Vax, lockdowns… are all butterflys flapping their wings. It’s going to produce catastrophic effects.

    • Amman June 18, 2022 at 5:41 am #

      No, these are not butterflies flapping their. 3 of them are world-changing events that have already happened and have not yet ended.

      The other 2 – trans and biden – will burn out or turn to dust.

  51. Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

    the Oxford comma – MrMango

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

    Actually, I’m OK with this Oxford comma declaration.

    Now, if these same linguists declared that there is no need to capitalize the first letter of a sentence, THAT would piss me off.

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 9:05 pm #

      Well, we shall agree to disagree.

      Had the same argument with my mom off and on for days via text a few years back (a good use of time, I know) when she corrected a list of three I had sent her with only one comma.

      What we were always taught in school (including her back in the 50’s) was that the use of “and” or “or” takes the place of the final comma. This is also what I saw in most every book I read growing up.

      I told her, “Sam Clemens would puke.”

      But she is in the same place as you…”it’s fine.”

      My view – Oxford can eat it. But what am I gonna do about it…

      • Q. Shtik June 17, 2022 at 10:35 pm #

        But she is in the same place as you…”it’s fine.” – Mango

        ==========

        Hahaha, it’s funny that I used to debate such things with MY mother too.

        Anyway, now that you have pointed out this Oxford comma issue to me I will be paying close attention to see if the NYT adheres to this declaration and, if not, I will write to them and ask why not?

        • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 4:09 pm #

          NYT would not be doing that, as they use AP style, which is what most (if not all) of the big newspapers use.

      • Anthea June 17, 2022 at 11:58 pm #

        The Oxford comma was never a hard-and-fast rule of punctuation, but a matter of “style”–that is, particular publications use particular style sheets that govern usage for things like capitalization and punctuation, where there are no universal rules.

        For example, for many years, the Chicago Manual of Style espoused the Oxford comma, while many other style sheets did not. A number of years ago, I read that even the Chicago Manual of Style had abandoned the Oxford comma. (I am still shocked.)

        If you weren’t writing for a particular publication where you had to conform to their style sheet, the rule is that you must be consistent throughout the work.

        I cut my eye teeth as a copy editor/proofreader on the Chicago Manual of Style, back when they were all in for the Oxford comma. There are many cases where the omission of the final comma creates confusion as to meaning. Since the whole purpose of these rules is clarity, I’m a fan of the Oxford comma.

        I do sometimes wish that people were still taught the rules for using commas. You constantly see writing that it is a real struggle to make sense of, because the author doesn’t know how to punctuate a compound-complex sentence. E.g., if a sentence contains two independent clauses (basically two complete sentences), you put a comma between them.

        • Islander June 18, 2022 at 1:38 am #

          “I cut my eye teeth as a copy editor/proofreader on the Chicago Manual of Style, back when they were all in for the Oxford comma. There are many cases where the omission of the final comma creates confusion as to meaning. Since the whole purpose of these rules is clarity, I’m a fan of the Oxford comma. ”

          Same with me. I was taught in school not to use a comma before the final element in a series.

          However, as a copyeditor I soon heard of the “series comma.” Confusions in sense that arise as a result of not using the series comma converted me to its use (there are some funny illustrative examples, but right now none occurs to me). Later I learned that the series comma was also called the Oxford comma.

          I agree that people are no longer educated to the proper use of commas (were they ever?), which is needed for the correct parsing of sense in English, as there are few markers of syntax in the words themselves (English being uninflected). IMO the most useful general guideline to the use of commas is “One comma separates; two enclose.”

          That said, the Brits seem to have a completely different view of “the obvious”! For instance, they don’t place a comma after an appositive. To me this looks wrong wrong wrong! They also don’t bother to use commas to indicate restrictive vs. nonrestrictive sense. The reader just has to figure it out.

          My personal bete-noir is the comma splice: a comma used between two independent clauses with no conjunction before the second one. Feels like a hiccup. This situation is why God created the semicolon.

          • SpeedyBB June 18, 2022 at 10:39 am #

            I have seen a denunciation of the semicolon, Islander. Rather a passionate one at that.

          • Islander June 18, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

            Yeah, me too!

            But I don’t know why.

            Perhaps like denunciations of fire arms by people who don’t know how to use them???

          • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 4:04 pm #

            A comma splice only occurs if the two independent clauses are somewhat long. Shorter clauses can be seperated with a comma.

            I also cut my teeth on Chicago, and never strayed. Many don’t understand that AP was really only invented to help newspaper copy rooms work faster.

          • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 4:07 pm #

            I should also add that there are almost never situations where I separate indy clauses with a comma, even though it is theoretically not incorrect in the situation outlined.

            Comma use is says a lot about an individual’s judgment as an editor and/or writer.

          • Anthea June 18, 2022 at 6:55 pm #

            I didn’t know there was such a thing as a “comma splice.” I was taught that failure to use a comma between two independent clauses was simply incorrect. A semicolon would be okay, of course. Omitting the conjunction does risk loss of clarity, since the conjunction tells you the relationship between the two independent clauses. Sometimes you might want to omit the conjunction for stylistic reasons (and use a semicolon).

            There was a period of time, I think in the 1970s, when the only advice to writers about comma usage was, “When in doubt, don’t.” This is obviously not very good advice. As a writer, it is your business to not be in doubt. You are supposed to know your craft.

          • Night Owl June 18, 2022 at 6:59 pm #

            “’When in doubt, don’t.’ This is obviously not very good advice”

            Indeed it is poor advice, as one of the functions of a comma can also be to indicate a natural pause, and this is a subjective issue to some degree.

            Overuse is down to writer/editor judgment, and sometimes this is just bad.

          • Islander June 19, 2022 at 8:50 am #

            The main reason to avoid a comma splice (the main reason for most punctuation “rules” or guidelines) is to avoid disrupting the flow of a sentence and hence a reader’s expectations and ability to read and parse quickly.

            People do not read word for word. They read in chunks. Faster readers read in larger chunks. Confusing, lacking, or misleading punctuation hinders the ability to read in chunks and hence read quickly and without having to reread.

            Here is a quick def. of a comma splice:
            “In written English usage, a comma splice or comma fault is the use of a comma to join two independent clauses. For example: It is nearly half past five, we cannot reach town before dark. The comma splice is sometimes used in literary writing to convey a particular mood of informality. ”

            Here is a quick definition of a sentence:
            “A sentence is a grammatically complete idea. All sentences have a noun or pronoun component called the subject, and a verb part called the predicate.”

            Any clauses added to the main clause must have a clear relation to the main idea, expressed by a conjunction (many writers are not good at choosing the right conjunction to express the intended relationship). If two independent clauses are joined by a semi, it indicates that two independent ideas are closely related. Using a comma instead of a semi generally leaves the reader up in the air, not expecting a complete independent clause and complete idea after a comma.

            Re style guides, IMO Words into Type has/had far better explanations and examples (incliuding “wrong: . . .right: . . .”). . It is still available but AFAIK has not been updated since 1974. Maybe that’s a good thing. I still have mine! I used to have CMOS back to the 11th ed. but they were taking up too much real estate on my bookshelves. I still have no. 15, which does strongly recommend the Oxford comma.

            WiT from 1974 doesn’t have en entry for
            “comma splice” but strongly recommends the serial comma, and provides examples of ambiguity that results if it is not use, e.g.:

            “Anna, May and Walter are here.”

            FYI the whole, very useful, discussion is on pp. 186–88 (WiT, Prentice Hall, 1974).

        • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 18, 2022 at 9:53 am #

          All makes sense (and I love that I get to have this discussion again here with you all).

          My issue is that it’s basically displeasing to my eye after seeing it the other way for my formative decades of reading and writing.

          I would suggest that it is a valid tool, but should be employed only in cases where it may potentially alleviate confusion for the reader. Otherwise, let’s leave it the way that doesn’t hurt my eyes. Deal?

          This isn’t the metric system…this is English, dammit! It’s supposed to have random rules that make sense, well, only because they just do.

          • Jarek June 18, 2022 at 1:14 pm #

            What about quotation marks ending a sentence as in: He said, “I’m going home.”

            Does that need an Oxford period at the end?

          • Anthea June 18, 2022 at 7:08 pm #

            You probablly have to be a language geek to appreciate this, but English is a language with a tremendous range, flexibility, and power. It is also possible to express yourself with great precision. Careless usage is almost as irritating as watching a child play with a loaded gun.

            It is really irritating when someone writes something that means the exact opposite of what they were intending to say. I know I rag on Karl Denninger too much, but he does this often. You just want to knock him in the head. There are also a couple of people commenting on tickerforum who often lapse into unintelligibility. The weird thing is that Karl and many of the people who comment there are absolutely brilliant, which makes it particularly unfortunate that they don’t seem to be able to communicate.

    • benr June 18, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

      why language evolves or devolves depending on what you believE.

  52. MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 9:12 pm #

    Top headline on Drudge right now:

    CLINTONS WARN DEMOCRACY ON BRINK

    Bwahahahaha!

    Cuz we all know how concerned they are about that.

    • Edge Lord 101 June 17, 2022 at 9:36 pm #

      Deep state assassinates MLK, JFK, RFK, and Malcom X but Hillary is still here, assassinating the republic

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 17, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

        “But she loves you.”

        • Blackbird June 17, 2022 at 11:05 pm #

          Yeah, with a little A-1 Sauce…

        • Amman June 18, 2022 at 5:50 am #

          We used to be neighbors of sorts up there when they were living in Valhalla. I also wrote her a letter to her once when she was a Senator – something about the need for more trains and railways in Upstate NY. And she actually wrote back. (An Email)

          For some reason, I backed away and did not follow up. I said to myself – what the hell do I know about trains anyway…

    • MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 11:15 pm #

      In their case, they are announcing their celebration.

      It only took 70+ assassinations etc.

      • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 18, 2022 at 11:46 am #

        Interesting point.

  53. Gypsy June 17, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

    Nice work James. I see you were right about “The VAX”. The two most heavily “vaxxed” nations in the world ~ Israel and Portugal ~ are seeing a 70% rise in seriously ill COVID patients.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-sees-sharp-70-jump-in-number-of-seriously-ill-covid-patients-within-a-week/

    I think you’re overlooking the “other” Party of Chaos ~ in the sense that, getting rid of the ones in power will only bring the others back. Republicans are like replacement parts on old Ford trucks. You’d replace the part (starter, water pump, carburetor) drive it around the block, and say “runs like new !” Within weeks something else would go out.

    Thanks for writing down your insights. I read them, and often re-read them, every week. You’re like a shining light ~ a street lamp ~ out here on the streets.

  54. anmariwakaranai June 17, 2022 at 10:11 pm #

    Another gr8 one Jim.

    Not a year ago Our Lady said the invasion would happen in the blink of an eye. Certainly the terrain has been considerably softened up with the southern border folk, oil, shipping, markets, agriculture, etc.

    She said they would arrive en mass when we least expected.

    And the jabs, at least the beebs came out and said they ruined his life.

    Those cattle maybe got a concentrated dose of whatever’s in those chem trails.
    But the heat situation sounds dire. They should dig cattle basements for cooling.

    BB, I hear Richmond is sold on the Chinese re mart as rich man.

    I think Hemroid Kissinger & his buddy Nixon signed an early version of this depop white western plan, for all the reasons you and the enlightened few have outlined.

    Next up, finishing the financial collapse and confiscation.

    The next jab’s the soul killer. Pray if you are able.

    Good luck Q.

    • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:28 pm #

      Just a comment on the cattle.

      The long ago forefathers of cattle live in much warmer climates than what just killed the thousands in Kansas.

      What the heck, have we bred wimpiness into our cattle like we have our humans?

      Does this mean that the cattle industry is going to have to move north to survive. Is it the beginning of the desertification of the Great Plains.

      The most interrogated Google site may become

      How to get a Canadian green card?

      • JohnAZ June 17, 2022 at 11:32 pm #

        Right now, not next year or next decade, the Sec of Ag should be out checking on the impact of AGW on all the agricultural disciplines. The American farmer is under threat. Time for Biden’s mob to do something.

        In a pig’s eye. Heels up is busy trying to stop political discourse on social media.

        Jimmy Carter, where are you when we need you?

        • messianicdruid June 18, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

          You will have to get the weather engineering stopped before you can determine of AGW has any impact. Jimmie knows.

      • Amman June 18, 2022 at 4:52 am #

        How? Apply for it in Africa.

      • Jarek June 19, 2022 at 11:45 am #

        Yes, remember the Texas Longhorns, who could take heat, cold, wolves, etc. Dangerous to work with so they got rid of them once the cattle drives were a thing of the past.

        The cattle that died were all penned up and couldn’t get any shade or immerse themselves in water. Out on the range, they might have been able to save themselves somehow.

    • Amman June 18, 2022 at 5:55 am #

      Hello Friend, How are you? Looking cosmic, is it? 🙂

      • anmariwakaranai June 19, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

        YES. COSMI?!

        Saw beebs say that on mewe.

      • anmariwakaranai June 19, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

        Good up here. Maybe escape to mehiko….? Mayyyybeee we have been given an out.

        • Amman June 20, 2022 at 6:29 am #

          Beebs? Mewe? I’d like to have some of what you’re having… 😉

    • MrMangoOnMyShoulder June 18, 2022 at 8:09 am #

      And the jabs, at least the beebs came out and said they ruined his life.

      Wait, he did? I’ve only seen MSM headlines proclaiming that there is “no evidence of a link” between his current facial paralysis and the jabs. Did he say differently somewhere? Would be nice to have someone with his reach expressing some doubt.

      • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 10:28 pm #

        If after his 26 year old wife’s brain blood clot and his facial paralysis isn’t enough for them to stop with the jabbing, I don’t know what would be.

        Young people don’t get those things… and what are the odds that they both got things that are typical reactions to the quacksine? They’re lucky to be alive. I wonder if they’ll be able to have kids.

  55. MaryQueen June 17, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

    Great article today, James! Thank you. I continue to really enjoy how you are callin’ ’em as you see ’em.

    Again: Wish I shared your optimism! But, what will be, will be.

    Too many of us are in precarious living situations to feel the same centeredness it takes to be optimistic, I’m afraid.

    One’s sense of stability really does come from community and/or feeling as if we are on solid ground. I do wonder if this is the reason for my cynicism. People who feel grounded by secure living situations don’t seem to have as much of that… in my experience, anyway.

    • Islander June 18, 2022 at 1:46 am #

      “People who feel grounded by secure living situations don’t seem to have as much of that”

      People in secure living situations can make concrete plans to deal with s—.

      I think that sense of adequate control over the circumstances is one of the markers of mental health, of an ability to deal with anxiety and actual fear, also of the unknown, by making concrete plans.

      Lack of control over one’s own life has long been a marker for depression. Or, make that a CAUSE of depression. Even neurosis.

      • SoftStarLight June 18, 2022 at 4:32 am #

        Or perhaps some people just need to make a wish. The universe is a genie. Of course, what will be will be, but in so many ways it’s a state of mind. If you don’t mind it doesn’t really matter, and, if you do mind it is the most important of matters. All of that to say that fatalism is as much a mirage as the rest of it. Even if it is set in stone the stone will move one day. Moved by the waters of time. Always a changin lol. The meta point is that there is as much reason for optimism as cynicism. It’s not as if the unexpected hasn’t happened before.

        • Derrick Hand June 18, 2022 at 7:44 am #

          Reminds me of a joke.

          The pope asks God, “Will there be peace on Earth? and God answers, “Not in your lifetime,”

          President Trump asks God, “Will MAGA become a reality? and God answers, “Not in your lifetime,”

          President Biden asks God, “Will the people come to understand the wisdom of my administration?” and God answers, “Not in my lifetime,”

          • SoftStarLight June 18, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

            LOL that’s a good one! Not for poor ole bumbling Joe. Now. Of course nobody is ever promised that their wish will come true 🙂

    • GreenAlba June 18, 2022 at 6:15 am #

      “People who feel grounded by secure living situations don’t seem to have as much of that […]”

      The impression I get (because I don’t know the facts) is that it’s slightly easier in the US to be truly off grid and off the tax grid, which will also matter in the medium-term future (by, shall we say, 2030!). I recall our host saying that his place is slightly outside the town tax boundaries. I don’t know US systems, so I don’t know if that relieves one of all location-based taxes, but here in the UK even a farm in deep countryside would be attached to the nearest town for the sake of local taxation. And that matters, because (in my cynical view), that will eventually be a means of expropriation.

      If the only way you are allowed to pay your tax bill, once money has been destroyed, is through CBDC credits (which are only allocated to the compliant), then anyone who can’t pay, under the new system, loses their property. Easy peasy, Blackrock squeezy. And they can make the tax rate anything they want anyway, e.g. a 100% inheritance tax rate. So the kids can say bye bye to their inheritance too.

      Another advantage (to ‘them’) of CBDCs is that they can decide what you’re allowed to spend your credits on and by what date you need to spend them before they expire. As Catherine Austin Fitts, says, welcome to the company store.

      • GreenAlba June 18, 2022 at 6:30 am #

        They also need to relieve people of their property so that they can’t get round the system by bartering rooms for food.

      • MaryQueen June 18, 2022 at 11:46 am