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It looks like someone has called room service in a certain Swiss Fortress of Solitude and ordered der Schwabenklaus’s ass to be handed to him on a platter with a side of sauerkraut. The assisted suicide of Western Civ, Euro division, has been interrupted by peasant uprisings, first in the Netherlands, now spreading to Germany, Italy, and Poland. The farmers are on the march. They are coming for you, Klaus, and your World Economic Forum’s legion of implanted government goblins.

The governments of virtually all the nations of Western Civ have become enemies of their people. It’s been obvious in the USA for quite some time, but our preposterous attempt to turn Ukraine into a forward NATO missile base next door to Russia finally revealed the villainous rot in Euroland, too. Cut yourselves off, Germany, from Russian oil and natural gas? Whose bright idea was that? (Hint: Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who else? He supposedly runs that joint, doesn’t he?) Plan B, you Deutsches Volk now realize, is to burn your furniture to stay warm at Christmas.

America’s gambit to goad Russia into a Ukrainian quagmire turned into such a mighty fail that the US news media doesn’t even report on the doings there anymore. Which are: the Russians sent in their junior varsity and systematically wiped up the floor with Ukraine’s 250,000-man, NATO-trained (ha!) army of neo-Nazis. That is not an empty pejorative, by the way. They really are explicitly true believers in old Adolf’s mid-20th century program of exterminating the Russ people next door. Mr. Putin wasn’t kidding around when he highlighted that feature of his operation.

So, now the heart of Euroland looks forward to a new era without energy and without modern industry, meaning what? Well, without modern life (maybe without life, period). Der Schwabenklaus outlined that pretty clearly, too, with the by-now shopworn slogan that “You vill own nussing and you vill be heppy.” It was such an absurd maxim that many who pretend to think took it as a sort of joke. And, let’s face it, Klaus really does appear to be a comic figure — the weirdo tunic he sometimes wears, the Hollywood B-movie accent. But not so many are laughing now as the lights go out from Galway Bay to the Gulf of Riga.

If not the sinister Schwabenklaus, then, who or what entity is behind this world-ending mischief remains a matter of baffling consternation. Quite a few people, otherwise not insane, say we’re in thrall to some hovering alien presence not-of-this-Earth somehow directing our own destruction. Personally, I find that a bit silly. The most persuasive real-world clues point to China’s Communist Party (the CCP). Where did the “Wuhan Flu” (Sars C-19) emanate from? (Trick question.) At whose 2019 Wuhan World Military Games did the first outbreak occur? (Ditto.) Whose policy model was adopted in the US and Euroland for dealing with that punk-ass virus with lockdowns? Which current President of the USA has been on the payroll of the CCP for nearly a decade via shady business deals grifted up by his son? Hmmmm.

This latter saga of R. Hunter Biden is so well-publicized in its grotesque details — smoking crack and cavorting with Russian whores on-camera — that it seems like just another Netflix series. But guess what? It’s really real. And so are all the deal memoranda and emails on Hunter’s laptop, which has been in the passive possession of the FBI for three years. And you mean to tell me that no one has done anything about it? How is Director Chris Wray still walking around a free man?

Meanwhile, the very people who helped engineer the Wuhan Sars C-19 virus — and the mRNA “vaccines” now proving way deadlier than the virus — are still in the employ of our government: Anthony Fauci and former NIH Director Francis Collins (currently “Joe Biden’s” chief science advisor in the White House at $300+K-a-year). The effrontery! Notice, too, that, having winkled the Pentagon into “vaccinating” all our troops (including our military women-with-penises and men-with-vaginas), we now have an army programmed to drop dead on any battlefield they find themselves at without an enemy firing a shot. How do we even propose to defend North America if, say, China took a notion to seize our land by main force?

These quandaries and conundrums form a toxic cloud of cognitive dissonance blanketing America like a cosmic miasma of wickedness. We have got to turn the tables on these ghouls running things.

This week, a serious rebellion has sparked off in Europe. The Dutch government moved to seize the land belonging to about a third of its farmers, supposedly to cut nitrogen-oxide emissions so as to satisfy WEF-inspired EU 2030 climate goals. There is more horseshit in the government’s policy pretexts than there is on the farms of Holland, so the farmers have formed a tractor army of rebellion, blocked highways and border crossings, and mixed it up physically with the police. As I said at the beginning, the revolt against official climate change psychosis is spreading quickly to other European countries.

Perhaps the non-elites of Europe have realized that they were played for chumps. (They were.) They went along with the “vaccine” mandates only to learn now that their countrymen are dropping dead at suspiciously alarming rates, and maybe it has something to do with those shots they lined up for so obediently. And they can see the vast loss of jobs and income ahead as their industries have to shut down for lack of fuel. And they can see how their governments seek to starve them and force them to freeze to death a few months from now. So, it’s game on and governments are about to fall across Europe, and God knows what kind of strife will erupt out of that. BoJo is going in the UK… Holland’s PM Mark Rutte may be next… Olaf Scholz after him… and Mario Draghi in Italy. Look out below.

As of this writing Friday morning, we have no idea what the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might signify — except, perhaps, the ominous beginning of a global trend.

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  1. DyersEve July 8, 2022 at 9:48 am #

    I really hate to say this but, assassinations of global leaders is a very good start to fixing the problem. These “ghouls” do need to go. And they won’t go quietly.

    • neurodoc July 8, 2022 at 10:03 am #

      A famous man once said, ‘good men sometimes have to behave like psychopaths in order to control and defeat real psychopaths.’
      Just say’in.

      • Zoltar July 8, 2022 at 10:35 am #

        Neurodoc:

        Many “famous men” are idiots.

        DyersEve has dared point out a grim, obvious fact.

      • Justin July 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm #

        John Wilkes Booth was reported to have said ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis’ right after assassinating Lincoln.
        Translated as ‘And thus always to tyrants.’

    • tresho July 8, 2022 at 10:14 am #

      “assassinations of global leaders is a very good start to fixing the problem.” That was a popular idea carried out here & there up until the beginning of WWI. How did that turn out?
      — Far more likely (and in act also being carried out here & there, particularly in places like Chicago) are assassinations of common folk wherever they gather in large enough numbers to increase the chances of killing them by some rando mass-formed psychotic. I made a comment similar to this one in another online venue just hours before this week’s Highland Park mass killing hit the news.

      • got___truth July 8, 2022 at 10:50 pm #

        The placing of profits above peace has exceeded critical point, with personal high profile assassinations and non-personal mass casualty shootings as the outcome.

        Sentient AI “sentiment bots” are corporate assets capable of interceding on behalf of civilization peace, alerting “local authorities” to the pre-crime homicidal maniacs articulating their horrific plans on the blogosphere of social media.

        The assets are not being deployed.

        Gird. Maneuver. Adapt.

        GODSPEED!
        Carpe Diem!
        Sola Vertus Invicta!

      • Uncle Bob July 8, 2022 at 11:44 pm #

        The US spent much of the 20th century whacking national leaders who didn’t support official US policies or otherwise got in the way of some scheme or other. Maybe Biden and his handlers will have the CIA start doing so again — off the books, of course.

        • Justin July 9, 2022 at 2:31 pm #

          They are already doing that, but many have not noticed, since it is off the books, and being covered up by their cover media.
          They may even be behind the Abe caper in some way…

    • par4 July 8, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      It’s not the bought and paid for politicians, it’s the oligarchs that own them.

      • SomeoneInAsia July 8, 2022 at 10:38 am #

        I was going to say that. You said it for me.

      • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 1:56 pm #

        If it weren’t for the “leaders” and politicians and mass-media people who are owned by the oligarchs, these oligarchs wouldn’t be able to do squat.

        And the “leaders,” policians, and media have another layer of minions below them–the foot-soldiers doing the dirty work (or the “wet work,” as the case may be) in law enforcement, the courts, and the media.

        It’s an organization made up of many, many people, and those people are as much, or perhaps more, you enemies than the oligarchs.

        At the lowest level of this organization are its supporters and advocates–usually themselves on the payroll.

        None of this happens without an army.

        Without an vast organization and an army, an oligarch is just another gustafson, dreaming of exterminating most of the earth’s population so that he (not “we”) can return to “nature” as he imagines it should be.

        • Uncle Bob July 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

          At least the Georhia Guidestones are no more.

          • Mike G July 9, 2022 at 7:31 am #

            Wonder what the brown stain on the top stone was from, and why are Georgians so stupid?

          • Justin July 9, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

            There are some good documentaries that investigated who owns that private land that was donated to the builders of the structure, and who funded it.

            Now there are some new questions about that such as who paid for the security cameras and lights around it, which were recently added?
            Who paid for the immediate demolition of the remaining structure without any forensic investigation of the attack, just like with the WTC tower rubble?

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 7:59 pm #

            That won’t change anything. Sorry.

        • Anthea July 10, 2022 at 10:43 am #

          The point I was trying to make–if somewhat obliquely–is that if it comes to violence or civil war, the people you will be fighting will be local officials, local cops, schoolteachers and school board members, store managers, neighborhood Karens, and erstwhile friends–people known to you.

          I’m not much in favor of whacking people, unless they come to my door to trouble me. And in the event of serious violence (civil war) breaking out, my first thought would be to “get out of Dodge.” I know enough about people to know that any emergent “leadership” in war of any kind would almost certainly be mere opportunists chiefly interested in becoming the proverbial “new boss.”

          It will be important to be aware that the supporters and foot soldiers of tyranny are what makes it all possible–really much more your enemy than Klaus Schwab or Joe Biden, etc., who are little more than a bunch or corpses animated by tana leaves.

      • Bilejones July 8, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

        Like this chap?

        ://newspunch.com/mosquitoes-testing-positive-to-rare-deadly-viruses-in-us-months-after-bill-gates-released-millions-in-the-wild/

    • Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      At first blush, I agreed with your point. But I’d have to say that it’s not really a constructive and durable option. If you are an organization of just 3 utterly committed and mutually-protective individuals, you have the power of 12. If you are 12, you are as powerful as 50. So just create a posse. Which serendipitously leads me to end with “posse comitatus…!”

    • hortonz July 8, 2022 at 11:13 am #

      Any chance that Schwab’s most loyal follower, one Justin Trudeau, will be forced out anytime soon? Or will the bastards in the LPC and NDP allow him to turn Canada into a failed state, a la the former Yugoslavia?

    • Rowdypiglet July 8, 2022 at 11:29 am #

      But Abe was a friend of Trump and is considered to be a strong nationalist and decidedly not a friend of the woke. The fact that he was taken out doesn’t look good to me, and makes me wonder if Orban will be next – as the only other leader I can think of (other than Putin) who isn’t a friend of the WEF. Now, if someone had a go at Trudeau, it would be a different matter.

      • justanotherguy July 8, 2022 at 12:12 pm #

        rp – vox day has another take on abe – not a nationalist, behaved as a globalist and moved japan that way while in office as pm.

        voxday.net/2022/07/08/clown-world-loses-another-clown/

        • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 4:46 pm #

          I often agree with Vox, but IDK here.

          Abe didn’t go hard on Corona IIRC, and he was close with Trump.

          Have not read or heard much about him being much of a globalist, but I also don’t follow Japanese politics.

    • Rodulf July 8, 2022 at 2:02 pm #

      Totally concur.

    • Walter B July 8, 2022 at 6:23 pm #

      Well, this whole shit-hole-of-a-mess we are in today started off with the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kenndey, who had the gall to buck the military industrial complex and the unholy matrimony of organized crime and government, after being educated for three days prior to his presidency by General/President Eisenhower, didn’t it?

      Of course, it only seems right that the evil ones utilize murder as a means to an end, correct Frau Clinton? Apparently, we good guys just have to take it on the chin, keep a stiff upper lip, and try our best not to drop the soap in the showers. Seems a bit one sided, don’t you think?

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:01 pm #

        I do believe that just before the assassination of JFK we in the western world were probably the closest we’ve ever been to actual ‘freedom’ even though even then, it was much more limited than we were told.

        And yeah look where we are now, 58 years later. What a clusterfuck.

        • Walter B July 11, 2022 at 8:25 am #

          I remember Eisenhower’s reaction to JFK’s murder which can be found on You Tube and my take on that was that Ike knew in his heart that he bore some responsibility for for what happened because he educated Jack on the dangers of the Military Industrial Complex in meetings with him for three days before JFK took office.

          Every president since Kennedy knew that if they did not do as they were told they too would get the Dealy Plaza Special. It was a coup de etat without doubt that is taking our nation down the road to perdition.

      • taijitu July 9, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

        The rich are immunized against which the good are not.

  2. CrusherMuldoon July 8, 2022 at 9:52 am #

    Rhode Island Covid Caes: 404204. Deaths: 3613.

    You do the math

    • Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:33 am #

      I hit you because you went after OGH and his daughter. That’s a no-no on planet earth. Posse Comitatus.

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:04 pm #

        Because he quoted scripture? The same scripture OG fervently believes in?

        St Paul says that such people will not see God. Thankfully for my peace of mind, I don’t believe in eternal separation from God, also known as hell.

        • Q. Shtik July 8, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

          Because he quoted scripture? The same scripture OG fervently believes in? – Jarek

          ==========

          Please note, two people read the same scripture and come to opposite conclusions as to its meaning.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

            On some things confusion may be legitimate. Not on homosexuality. The Bible is quite clear.

          • happiface July 8, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

            yeah sure–the bible (scriptures) was written by groups of homo men living in half way houses after they got kicked out of monastreries for bad bahavior(homo)–these nut jobs were very uncomfortable with their own sexuality and present day nut jobs want to proclaim it the “word of god”!!! fat chance…the bible,10,000 years of religious mayhem,torture,death,rape and other chaos in the name of god/jesus says you have no idea what the HELL your talking about–but go on with your pious,self righteous nonsense–Juda and Peter were homo and jesus,me and a lot of others have no problem with that–god is love–humans are wrath and judgement sock suckers like you jerke

          • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 11:22 am #

            Hap: So the Bible was written by Homos who wrote against Homos?

            Judas (your patron saint?) and Peter were lovers and Jesus approved? Where are you getting this from? Some degraded gnostic text?

            Right or wrong, I don’t believe in eternal hell so I don’t think they are condemned by God – nor any other kinds of sinners. States of suffering and penance after death, yes. Eternal suffering, no. Doesn’t fit with a loving God. The translators may have gotten Jesus’ teaching wrong on this.

    • Lyndy33 July 8, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

      .9%

      Though I must say that in my close community of a hundred or so seniors 60-89 yo, all vaccinated and boosted, no one has dropped dead of either covid-19 or the vaccine in the last couple years. A few got covid-19 and got over it. Since we are in the most probable age bracket for bad things to happen, they haven’t so far and I’m not expecting anything to happen. JMPO

    • JackStraw July 8, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

      Even the CDC has admitted that only 6% of reported deaths are due to Covid, so the real number is only 217.

    • Bilejones July 8, 2022 at 5:29 pm #

      A “death” by covid including anybody who died within 28 days of a positive test.

      Get real.

  3. Bill of Rights July 8, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    Just curious Jim, but does anyone really know how big the Ukrainian army is? 250,000 as reported today? A few months ago it was 400,000. Last winter it was 600,000. It keeps shrinking.

    The German military has only 180,000 active for a country of 83 Million (double Ukraine).

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:14 am #

      Give it a few more months and it will be approaching zero. Alive and still participating, that is.

      Putin in the news this morning warning Biden and the West that thing’s are about to get a whole lot worse for Ukraine very shortly too, and invited the Biden and the US to come in and test the waters for themselves directly too if they thought they were up to the task. Wanna bet there won’t be any takers? Poor Joey B’s out of luck, out of time, and out of explanations for this latest epic fail. Maybe he and BoJo can abscond to that mythical Big Rock Candy Mountain to live out the rest of their miserable days?

      • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 10:27 am #

        I have a feeling that many of the Western countries will be scapegoating their present leaders in an effort to have people forget the horrors inflicted on them under the ruse of the pandemic.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 10:35 am #

          These weasels are already rolling back their positions and calling coal and natural gas clean energy in a pathetic bid to cling to power.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:02 pm #

            One thing one can say in favor of Trump: he got us out of that death trap known as Paris Climate Accords. Naturally Biden jumped right back in.

          • justanotherguy July 8, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

            also spiked signing the TPP – trans pacific partnership

            i wonder if there was trans funding in that? i know, stupid question

      • GreenAlba July 8, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        “Maybe he and BoJo can abscond to that mythical Big Rock Candy Mountain to live out the rest of their miserable days?”

        BoJo made more writing for The Telegraph than he did as PM. He’ll go back to writing for the Telegraph, probably (for an even fatter salary) and he’ll also have the extremely lucrative lecture circuit to look forward to. Even being a war criminal like Blair doesn’t disqualify them for that.

        There is a view that how Boris is feeling (and even looking) at the moment is relieved.

        • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 4:49 pm #

          Boris was put in to serve in a transitional role, IMO. Much like Kurz in Austria.

          Soften the UK up for the true tyranny to come.

          • GreenAlba July 8, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

            Agree. Apparently Bill Gates flew into London today. Fancy that.

            Bob Moran gets it right, again (second one down).

            bobmoran.co.uk/downloads-

            Bob’s on fire on Twitter, laying into the aspiring Tory leaders.

            twitter.com/bobscartoons

          • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 9:46 pm #

            I’m a little shocked they haven’t already moved to install the billionaire WEF stooge Sunak as UK PM.

          • GreenAlba July 9, 2022 at 6:00 am #

            Apparently he had his stall laid out early, thirdcoast. He’s a strong contender – he has the charm of Mark ‘Carnage’ and will be able to starve people into submission with a smile on his face, telling them it’s for their own good.

            As Neil Oliver put it on Twitter yesterday, “The next PM is a change of drivers on a train. The train is going where it’s scheduled to go, on rails already laid.”

          • GreenAlba July 9, 2022 at 6:30 am #

            twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1545462716231475200

            “Rishi was getting his campaign website ready last December.”

          • Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

            Mark Carnage.

            That’s good.

          • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

            Sunak… He’s a strong contender – GA

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

            I was looking at a list of hopefuls who would like to head BoJo’s party and I noticed at least 3 names that were not Brit-sounding. Sunak was one. I forget the others. They sounded Indian. Am I right, GA?

          • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

            names that were not Brit-sounding. – Q.

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

            The ‘not Brit-sounding’ names were:

            Rishi Sunak
            Nadim Zahawi
            Sajid Javid
            Priti Patel

          • GreenAlba July 10, 2022 at 8:16 am #

            I wish I could claim credit for ‘Mark Carnage’ NO, but, sadly, it isn’t mine. 🙂

          • GreenAlba July 10, 2022 at 9:36 am #

            Q – they are obviously all British citizens and all born in this country.

            Sunak – Indian origins, married to daughter of Indian billionaire businessman. Said daughter/wife’s business interests meant she continued to deal with Russian interests despite everyone else in the UK being expected to respect sanctions. Sunak is the CBDCs man.

            Zahawi – I think I heard it said recently he is of Iraqi parents who left for Britain to escape Saddam, but I’m not sure of the timing. I am less interested in his origins than the fact that he was ‘Vaccines Minister’.

            Patel – Of Ugandan Asian parentage – parents left to escape Idi Amin.

            Javid – Parents from the Punjab, I gather. He was born in Lancashire. He is evil incarnate. WEF/Goldman Sachs. Trying to get the NHS App going as a precursor to general digital ID and social credit. Wants to jab everyone.

            Doesn’t matter who the Tory party votes for (or are told to vote for), what we get is the WEF. Why the heck else would Gates fly in, other than to deliver instructions?

    • Paula D July 8, 2022 at 3:45 pm #

      The US/NATO spared no expense in the last 8 years, building up the military in Ukraine.
      Coincidentally, Ukraine is the most corrupt country in Europe.
      How many troops were real and how many on paper?
      I doubt that anyone knows. But the weapons, the fortified trenches, the weapons depots and the 100,000 troops occupying the Donbass are real. I mean…were real.

    • Bilejones July 8, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

      I looked at the UK military. About 170k. 80+k in army. given a teeth to tail ratio of about 1:11 (an ambitious number) that translates to maybe 8k combat fighters.
      The arms the West has exported to Ukraine so far comprise over 12 months of the total manufacturing capacity.
      I’m sure Mr Putin sleeps soundly.

      For once the wiki is worth a read.

      wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth-to-tail_ratio

      • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

        What is teeth-to-tail ratio? This is a new term.

        • Uncle Bob July 8, 2022 at 11:52 pm #

          Front-line fighting men vs. supply clerks, rear echelon people, transport, etc.

  4. Mac July 8, 2022 at 9:54 am #

    They are going to have to ban the other gun in Japan.

    • draupnir July 8, 2022 at 10:00 am #

      I hear it was homemade. Seems to have functioned as intended.

      • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:11 am #

        It was a tape-wrapped zip gun. They’ll need to impose heavy restrictions on the sale of electrical tape, too.

        Ban all the things!

        • tresho July 8, 2022 at 10:15 am #

          Japan may have to ban the private possession of metals to really crack down on weapons.

          • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:19 am #

            I believe that this could be accomplished in a resource-poor nation already living in paper houses.

          • Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:35 am #

            With brains like these, who needs resources.

          • SpeedyBB July 8, 2022 at 11:48 am #

            Note that getting your hands on a pistol in Japan is about as unlikely as scoring a nuclear weapon in any western country. The authorities have it sewed up so tight that the yakuza actually set up their own gunsmiths to tool out crude homemade firearms. Don’t know where they get the ammo from.

            Japanese tourists just love to go to those firing ranges in SoCal where you can even fire off a machine gun. Getting your hands on a heater like that is like catnip for a kitty.

          • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 7:01 pm #

            Speedy, if Yakuza smiths can make a workable gun, they can make workable ammo. The formula for black powder is not that hard, and to cast a chunk of lead into a .50 cal. ball would be child’s play (for them).

        • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:06 pm #

          How do you make them? Do you give classes on this?

          • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 9:56 pm #

            My dear Janos–the formula for bang-bang is there for everyone to use.

        • Rodulf July 8, 2022 at 2:07 pm #

          I bet the close protection teams for the political elite have the best high-tech weapons money can buy. But they’re special.

        • happiface July 8, 2022 at 6:11 pm #

          las vegas is the go to place for shootin places–a lot more than socal–many japs waiting in line–it is unreal

  5. neurodoc July 8, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    Abe’s assassination simply provides further confirmation of the fact that violence works, otherwise the police wouldn’t use it, nor would the military. It’s the prime mover of history, like it or not.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

      “Power comes from the barrel of a gun.”

      – Mao Zedong

    • Alfred July 8, 2022 at 10:50 am #

      It’s one of the first principles of ‘knowing’ power.

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 11:07 am #

      That is what I often retort whenever people haul out that old saw about violence never solving anything. Violence solves one heck of a lot of things.

      • Q. Shtik July 8, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

        Violence solves one heck of a lot of things. – mega

        ===========

        Also, ‘might makes right.’

        • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

          You’re darn tootin’, dawlin’!

    • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:09 pm #

      Quite so. And obviously one doesn’t talk much about it on public forums or any kind of internet forum or any kind of electrical device that uses radio waves, not even short ones.

      Al Qaeda used porn sites – which they were naturally on anyway. One is reminded of Kilgore Trout…..

      • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:03 pm #

        Kilgore Trout! Omfgrotfl! You’re very right, except Kilgore Trout was a Nerf weapon, alas.

    • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

      When one party refuses to give in, violence always results.

      At this point, it is pretty clear that the globocap crowd sees this as their only real opportunity to create the global plantation.

      If they fail here, it will take another 60 years to get back to this point.

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

        It took 100+ to get where they are now. I hope the entire medical industrial complex comes crashing down. That’s the best first start.

  6. HowardBeale July 8, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    What were Abe’s politics? Was he one of the “elites” sacking his country for personal gain?

    • neurodoc July 8, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      Yes, people like Ben Fulford, a very smart reporter who lives in Japan, says Abe was the current leader/avatar of a cabal mafia group that has had it’s tentacles in Japan since the end of WW2.

      • hmuller July 8, 2022 at 10:37 am #

        Fulford certainly has a lot of interesting things to say. But he lost me when he claimed the Pope personally persuaded his girlfriend to break up with him. And then go lie to the local (Japanese) police that he consumed illegal drugs and beat her. Yes, he said this in one of his weekly podcasts about 5 or 6 years ago. Colorful character.

        • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:40 am #

          Oh dear.

        • neurodoc July 8, 2022 at 11:29 am #

          WOW!!! I’ve listened to him several times and read his blog periodically. I’ve not seen anything as crazy as what you’re reporting. I have thought about his claim to seemingly know most people in power. But, he did work as a reporter for Forbes for year. Who knows? Bottom line: people are strange.

          • hmuller July 8, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

            You bet. Especially, that Pope who butts into people’s personal romances!

    • DyersEve July 8, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      All you really need to know is that he was part of an entrenched elite that increasingly made life in Japan hopeless for most.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 10:19 am #

        The Market Ticker guy had some thoughts about that:

        You want to know what stops jackasses with political power?

        Fear that the “peasants” will have had enough.

        https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?blog=Market-Ticker-Nad

        • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

          “You want to know what stops jackasses with political power?

          Fear that the “peasants” will have had enough.”

          Beryl,
          Want to know what I fear? I fear that the US Government wants the peasants to have “had enough” and react…providing them wherewithal to claim emergency powers.

          Strange and wonderful powers….

          • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 11:16 am #

            Yes, that’s a reasonable fear. California’s governor still has the covid emergency going.

            You don’t see a single Republican campaigning on repealing these emergency powers to suspend not only the Constitution but the Bill of Rights.

          • Uncle Bob July 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

            Beryl,
            That’s because most people don’t know the law exists, and because the Republucans (foolishly) think they’ll be in office when the music stops playing.

        • Lyndy33 July 8, 2022 at 2:58 pm #

          Wouldn’t it be great if market-ticker was published every day at the bottom of the screen on CNN, Fox news, MSNBC, etc. to become a real part of MSM.

      • Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:36 am #

        How so?

      • Rowdypiglet July 8, 2022 at 11:34 am #

        I really have not heard that about him, DyersEve, but if you want to suggest a source, I’ll definitely check it out. But I keep in mind that Orban is vilified in the press here, and is one of the few leaders I’d place any hope in.

        • DyersEve July 9, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          Monetary policy that helps the bankers but not the people. 3rd richest nation on Earth but can’t live in more than 200 sq ft of space

      • SpeedyBB July 8, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

        Having spent a total of 8 years studying and working in Japan, starting in 1962, I can state unequivocally that the great majority of locals do not care for foreigners, particularly those choosing to live there. We are looked down upon as untermenschen, no matter how hard we might try to learn the language and follow the customs. It’s a no-win deal.

        Time and again, I have been subjected to the following question, when engaged in small talk by strangers, “So when are you leaving Japan?”

        This is not at all considered impolite.

        One Canadian acquaintance, who has spent 25 years there, carefully building up a small video production house, stands as a case study in hopelessness. NHK has blacklisted him because “… he does not present Japan properly in his videos…” So he only earns income by shooting footage for western media organizations.

        The worst-case scenario is trying to fit into a Japanese family. I always feel sorrow when I hear of a Chinese, Filipina, or Western woman going to live in Japan with her new husband, because of the way she will be treated by the family, neighbors and society in general. As one disgruntled gaijin put it, “It is not like the son married a foreign woman – it’s as though he brought home a chimpanzee as his new wife”.

        Since the birth rate began its death spiral, a result of newly-won economic independence of women and the generally miserable state of Japanese families (the one I was with, in Yokohama, was a case study: the younger son and the father refused to talk face to face – everything had to be communicated via the mother) they are in a real fix. Either they revise their attitudes toward the rest of the world, and accepting foreigners on an equal basis, or the race might just wink out.

        • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 8:59 am #

          “the younger son and the father refused to talk face to face – everything had to be communicated via the mother)”

          I had that relationship with a roommate in college–even though all four roommates sat down to dinner together four nights a week, as we took turns cooking dinner. Typical conversations were, “Cami, would you ask Alice to pass the potatoes?”

          It worked well.

        • HowardBeale July 10, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

          Your description of your experience sounds pretty dated. I was in Japan for 92-93 and my experience was 180 degrees opposite of yours. I agree that there is some racism–and maybe it’s justified.
          A fellow teacher and I would play a game we called ‘Subway Roulette.’ We would get on on the subway, sometimes transferring to some line we didn’t know, then randomly get off at a place we didn’t know. We had both wonderful and not-so-wonderful experiences. We found this one bar that was on the second story of a building. On the steps going up was painted: “No Americans.”
          One time we happened into a gay/transvestite/disturbed-person club, and the next day, my buddy, who didn’t make it home that night–I left him when I realized, “Uh oh”– woke up in a grassy field with green stains on his knees. And that is not the best part of the story. I remember running through some kind of manufacturing facility where people were building sh*t and machines were making machine sounds as we ran along. I stole a bike to escape.
          But on the whole, I loved the Japanese and they loved me–not in the way you’re thinking.
          Great, hardest working people ever–until I met the South Koreans 20 years later. Even better. No green knees.

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:08 am #

      While Abe took an anti-communist, anti-China stance, he was under serious scrutiny for misuse of funds for personal reasons when he stepped down.

    • draupnir July 8, 2022 at 10:11 am #

      As prime minister, he reformed Japan with Abenomics and moved the country away from the passifistic doctrine Japan embracedd after WWII. He has been campaigning for his party since he retired from politics.

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

        If he was giving speeches, he most certainly hadn’t retired from politics.

    • Not_GeorgeT July 8, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      One group to ask is the South Koreans.

      It’ll be like looking for love in all the wrong places.

      • HowardBeale July 8, 2022 at 11:23 am #

        I lived in South Korea for 4 years. I kinda learned to speak Korean, but as an older guy (50 when I was there), it was hard.
        Anyway, I saw a play called ‘The Comfort Women’ while I was there. Powerful. There were some bad Japanese dudes at that time. I also lived in Japan for a year. There are a lot of good Japanese dudes. The times…

        • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

          I recently watched a video about Japanese army brutality at Nanking. It was over the top — what explains it?

          • malthuss July 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

            check the book. it was censored [some photos omitted] to get it in libraries.

          • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 10:53 am #

            Without the link this time. Search for The Orthodox Nationalist the Rape of Nanking Fact or Fiction? 061919

            Matthew Johnson dismisses the Rape of Nanking out of hand as a myth, saying that the use of massacre is a Communist thing not a right-wing one.

            Right click on Download to save or open, not on the play button, which does not work for me.

          • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

            Johnson’s argumentn in summary:

            Always be sceptical of massacre claims in wartime.
            Cui bono? Why would the Japanese do this?
            Rape of Nanking 1937 but the first mention of it is 1945. (That alone should do.)
            All massacre stories have faked photos. (Even the Savile legend has them, in particular an altered photo showing him with his arm around a woman and the arm looks about twice the nataurla size and is very oddly shaped.)
            One of the most famous photos, showing a pile of severed heads,, was actually of the execution of ‘bandits’ by a warlord in N. China.
            Other photos show the Japanese soldiers wearing Middle-Eastern style vest, or sporting beards (Jap soliders were not allowed to do this).
            Contemporary accounts make no reerennce ot any excessive deaths.
            The Japanese were welcomed into the city because at last there was a chance of law and order.
            150-odd journalists in the city and they saw nothing. (This reminds me of the ridiculous Tiananmen Sq massacre in ‘Beijing’ (Peking).
            Johnson then goes on to discuss the Batan March (?) in the Phillipines in WW2.

        • Not_GeorgeT July 9, 2022 at 12:02 am #

          HB

          Living in our times. These are the only times we have.

          Each grouping/generation lives in their time/times. They make decisions there. They take action at times, and at other times they choose inaction.

          There is a B/W video floating around out there showing San Francisco the day before the momentous earthquake. It is not long, probably less than a minute. The point is those people at the time had no idea regarding the calamity which would occur in less than 24 hours.

          We live in our time.

          It certainly is an interesting time, is it an any more interesting time than all the predecessors?

      • justanotherguy July 8, 2022 at 12:20 pm #

        china has not forgotten by any means.

        remember a story recently about an american guy working in china that mentioned owning a mitsubishi. his chinese co-worker effectively shunned him for that.

  7. mitchellc July 8, 2022 at 10:06 am #

    OK, let’s say govts around the world fall, public officials arrested/tried, and self determination restored.

    The what? How are the course of events altered?

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:16 am #

      Far too many variables involved in that hypothetical to compute at this point. You’d need to start with something simpler and more immediately plausible.

    • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 10:34 am #

      Cogito ergo sum

      Look at 17th century Europeland

    • Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      The new Governments have to face the international creditors or default and go the self-reliant and Independence route a la CUBA is what I’m thinking. The Chinese might talk business and Russia has a “friendly-unfriendly country” business policy which might help them.

      • justanotherguy July 8, 2022 at 12:22 pm #

        autarky for the win.

        and industrial policy based on national interest, rather than a world-slave-labor-shopping financialization asset strip.

        • Amman July 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

          Spot on.

    • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:13 pm #

      Most of humanity isn’t wiped out as per the Great Reset, with the remaining ones hideously altered into a mockery of human nature?

      You are ridiculous sometimes, like with this comment.

    • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 2:29 pm #

      @ mitchellc:

      “OK, let’s say govts around the world fall, public officials arrested/tried, and self determination restored.

      The what? How are the course of events altered?”

      That’s quite a weird question. I think it is probably safe to say that the punishment of criminals and the eradication of criminal organizations/cartels is an unmitigated good. It is the removal of those who prey upon and parasitize society, which is kind of like getting rid of your tapeworms, and ridding your neighborhood thieves, murderers, and rapists–only writ large.

      “Self-determination restored” rather obviously results in prosperity. You are free to be productive and to freely engage in commerce–plus you get to keep your shit (and your life), rather than having it stolen.

    • Alzaebo July 8, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

      We save the world from the appalling shortage of Africans!

      • crudgemudgeon July 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm #

        I was worried about that!

    • Woodchuck July 9, 2022 at 11:20 am #

      “self determination”?

      Without a genuine self, all yer left with is determination. Growing up, your first *real* encounter with yourself and with your peers happens in situations when no adults are hovering around nearby. You are in that situation having the experience of freedom. Your freedom expresses itself when you – and you alone – make the next decision as to what place you wish to travel to. No need to ask a parent can you go over there, you determine that for yourself. How old must a person be in order to experience self determination?

      I go back in my memories/time machine to age four in 1953 and I’m in a semi-suburban area in a small southern hillbilly town – people used to joke about it and call it “Mayberry” instead of it’s real name that sounds a bit similar. This time of year, our neighborhood gang of kids would get jars with lids (from our moms) and we’d go running about the neighborhood at dusk collecting fireflies. Countless thousands of them everywhere and easy to catch. After an hour or two of roaming about you’d have a jar full to take home and place in your bedroom later. Every now and then there was a mishap and the bugs got released indoors, also great fun.

      Today’s children never have any experiences like this, instead they live in a wierd state of bondage that they aren’t fully released from until age 18 or so. By taking self determination away from our children we have also taken it away from ourselves. That’s the real price we pay for the fossil fuel lifestyle in US suburbia.

  8. SW July 8, 2022 at 10:09 am #

    It will be interesting to see how far the people (nonfarmers) in Holland support them. I’m hoping that finally more people wake up to the creeping totalitarian takeover and say — this far and no farther. My family thinks I’ve lost my mind b/c I no longer believe all the climate change “information” that’s flooding the airwaves and am worried that this is already being used to crush and control people.

    I explained it to my youngest this way : say you live in a 1600 square foot house for 4 people. One day the government (in the guise of controlling climate change due to excessive consumption) says “rather then 400 square feet/person, we’re only going to allow 200 so your house will shelter 8 people. You may take in 4 more, or move to 800. By Wednesday. Since this is a free, democratic country, you decide.”

    Sound extreme? If we were able to go back 5 years and talk to those farmers, my guess is, to a man, none of them would have believed the government would grab the power to do the very things they’re doing right now. It would seem crazy.

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:15 am #

      An ex-pat living in the Netherlands reports that the real motive for seizing that farmland is medium-density housing for all the new immigrants. Larger tax base, of course. They apparently have faith that they can turn away from being a net food exporter into a regular consumer at the globalist grocery store.

      • SW July 8, 2022 at 10:28 am #

        What is your friend saying is the public’s reaction to this brazen action by the government?

        • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:33 am #

          He’s all for pouring shit on the homes of government ministers and doesn’t mind the temporary shortages.

          • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:34 am #

            The Dutch do not seem to be turning against the farmers the way that Canadians turned against their truckers.

          • SW July 8, 2022 at 10:53 am #

            What’s so crazy about this too is manure is used for fertilizer — a natural fertilizer rather than chemical (oil-based) and is much better for the soil. It’s organic and recyclable which is just what Greta wants.

            I saw a nature program a while back about the dwindling elephant herds in Africa and one of the reasons they believe this is happening too (not excluding poaching) is, as numbers decrease, there’s less elephant poo to fertilize plants and trees and so the cycle continues.

          • JTinMD July 8, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

            SW,

            Welcome to complex systems.

          • SW July 8, 2022 at 3:37 pm #

            @ JT — Complex systems that are self-defeating at that. It’s hard to see how this is all going to pan out in 5 to 10 years as the much maligned baby boomers take their skills and either die or retire.

      • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        So it’s outright theft by the Dutch govt under the green scam to make money replacing the Dutch people.

        Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.

        • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 11:01 am #

          They have tried to sell some American communities on building those large apartment towers in suburban and even rural areas, claiming they are more “efficient” and therefore more green, but then you see that in the places they put these things, they quickly fill up with immigrants, not Americans, thus over-stressing the environment.

          This is the same plan HUD had back in the 70s, when Jimmy Carter said no. Back then they claimed it was for diversity, although they didn’t use that term then.

          I wish they didn’t use it now, because it is stupid, and so is the concept behind it, and everyone bends the knee to it, without bothering to think how stupid it is.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm #

            Well you have to put the new people somewhere, right? Or are you against mass 3rd World immigration? Since when? When did you see the light?

            Most people just want to do it gradually. Go over the cliff at a staid 20 mph instead of a screaming 90 mph. It all comes to the same thing. And the screams will come in any case, just a bit later.

          • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

            That’s exactly what Big Dem Pols want to do around here (Ct) — build massive stinking Section 8 concrete housing towers in our small towns and rural areas — TO PROMOTE RACIAL EQUITY. Needless to say, Billionaires Row in Greenwich, where Sen Blumenthal & Gov Lamont live, will be exempt.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm #

            Jarek, I saw the light back during the Carter administration, which is why I remember it.

            BRH, I noticed Blumenthal was over in Ukraine with Lindsey, paying homage to Zelensky. Maybe he will recruit some Ukrainian refugees for the welfare towers. They may be white, but at least they are foreigners.

          • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 2:42 pm #

            Beryl,

            Blumenthal and Miss Lindsey were in Ukraine saying we need to go hand-to-hand with the Rooskis.

            What are these tough guys waiting for?

    • draupnir July 8, 2022 at 10:20 am #

      Apparently, there is a severe housing shortage in Holland, and they need at least 1/3 of that land to put up high-density housing to shelter all those middle eastern immigrants.

      • SW July 8, 2022 at 10:31 am #

        And what kind of jobs are these immigrants going to have? Even if the government is successful, what will that ultimately accomplish? High density housing usually means slums in ten years or less.

        • Not_GeorgeT July 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #

          Jobs? Did someone say jobs?

        • D from OR July 8, 2022 at 11:04 am #

          Right? See France.

          European bureaucrats are the scourge of the earth right now and if the citizenry doesn’t push back then I have zero sympathy to their fate.

          Yes, the Dutch farmers are a bright light and the Spanish and Italians can be counted on to at least protest.

          The Germans are simply stupid, dangerous and robotic. Northern European countries the same with their misguided immigrant policies ruining the quality of life in their countries.

          The British Isles are simply the worst and while it is great to see BoJo go the Brits need to realize they produce nothing and are a small island led by a family of inbred Germans. Why is the UK even in the G7? What a joke.

          Guaranteed we will witness a sh*t-show in Europe this autumn. Nothing will go as planned by the central controllers but people will suffer.

          • Rowdypiglet July 8, 2022 at 11:42 am #

            Boris was bad enough, but I’m afraid worse is to come. It’s ironic but not surprising that the same people who bleated for years about having fewer children and reducing the population, having achieved the smaller population they claimed to want, now demand that a small country accept unlimited numbers of breeders from the third world – who will be welcomed, provided for, and never accused of filling the world with too many people.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

            In Camp of the Saints, Raspail had the Government mandate that people take at least one into their homes. The ultimate integration. As a D from Oregon, this is your nirvana.

            Did you read about the woman who chastised a bad driver in Portland, only to be called a colonizer by a “Native American”?

          • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

            France, Holland, the UK — but its Sweden that is the worst f#kkd. Swedes did it to themselves, with their smarmy, self hating Pols and “Feminist Foreign Policy” that opened the gates to the entire wretched 3rd world. Now Swedes are paying the price.

          • Not_GeorgeT July 9, 2022 at 12:08 am #

            Source… gosh I can’t recall, it’s recent.

            Set off a nuke or some similar high yield explosive off their coast and the Brits become swamp mush as the tidal wave (tsunami) hits.

        • draupnir July 8, 2022 at 11:09 am #

          I’m sure they’ll live on the welfare state and prey, for the most part, on each other (except for the rape gangs). They’ll never assimulate or even learn the language. At least it will be handy when the time comes to round them up.

          • tresho July 8, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

            “Did you read about the woman who chastised a bad driver in Portland, only to be called a colonizer by a “Native American”?”
            Any “native American” who speaks using English is a hypocrite.

          • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

            They’s speak their Native tongue, but they don’t know how.

            See what I did there?

          • JackStraw July 8, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

            “Did you read about the woman who chastised a bad driver in Portland, only to be called a colonizer by a “Native American”?”

            You can find the entire video on Rumble. Just search for:

            WOKE ON WOKE CONFLICT! White Liberal Woman Tells Native American To Go Back To Where He Came From

            It’s a pretty hilarious exchange between two completely insane liberals.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 3:27 pm #

            The Indian is a liberal? If so, what does liberal even mean?

            Actually Ditto for ditzy too. Does seeing life thru rose colored glasses with rainbow frames have anything to do with the original meaning of the word, say according to Thomas Jefferson?

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

            Hahahahaha that exchange between liberal wokies – that’s comedy gold, thanks!

          • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 9:04 am #

            One of my daughters lives in the Portland area, and she tells me that the liberals are constantly berating each other over some failure to conform to one of the finer points liberal ideals. Apparently being nasty to each other for the sake of being nasty.

      • ozarks July 8, 2022 at 11:15 am #

        20 years ago we went into Amsterdam on a train from Germany, before the huge influx of immigrants. I’ve never forgotten the shocking multifamily housing that stretched for miles and miles in the middle of nowhere. There were almost no cars, no people walking around, it was bleak. I’ve always wondered what the millions living like that do all day or all their lives. And that was 20-25 years ago.

        • malthuss July 8, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

          here in California I see Blacks eating out, driving expensive cars, obese black women [the one I saw today was scary, as in when the butt sticks out like a shelf, almost].

          I wonder where all the bling is from?
          1 in 4 black males is a felon, IQ average 85, from single mothers…how they get the bling?

          • happiface July 8, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

            drug sales, both stolen legal and illegal

    • erik July 8, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      SW;
      What you describe can be seen in Dr. Zhivago, a cool movie that showed the heartless cruelty of Bolshevik worker bees in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution.

      • SW July 8, 2022 at 10:29 am #

        “Life imitates art.” — Oscar Wilde

      • hmuller July 8, 2022 at 10:47 am #

        I remember when Dr Zhivago and his family fled the famine in Moscow and huddled into a cattle car for a long train ride to Siberia. Remarkably, they had more fun than modern airline travellers.

        • SW July 8, 2022 at 10:54 am #

          hahahah and no masks 🙂

        • neurodoc July 8, 2022 at 11:34 am #

          My clearest memory of Dr. Zhivago was when he and wife returned to his ancestral home to find it run by a big fat communist minion women who monitored everyone and told all what to do and where to go to the toilet. Grim !!!

          • hmuller July 8, 2022 at 1:28 pm #

            About as bizarre as some health official telling renters they could stop paying rent for a year and a half. Bolsheviks – they never go away, they just change into lab coats.

    • Woodchuck July 8, 2022 at 11:38 am #

      Lots of discussion today about farming and Germany. My mom grew up in Munich during the Hitler era and her family had a front row seat to all the events that happened in Germany. It all started in Munich with herr Hitler auditioning and rabble rousing in the huge beer halls. It ended with my mom’s upper middle class neighborhood being blown to pieces in ’44, a few of her former neighbors were actually pieces in the street. Earlier, her brother was one of the few that made it back from the failed Russian invasion, more dead than alive and ill from tuberculosis. She then began life in the basement of a bombed home, and for long periods of time there was nothing to eat but sauerkraut, potatoes, turnips, crap like that. No butter, no coffee, no eggs, forget about beef. She used to lecture my siblings and myself about how spoiled and complacent we were about the availability of food. Yada yada yada. Instead of “finish your plate – there’s people starving in China” – it was “we were starving and desperate in Germany at the end of the war. You need to be thankful for how good you have it”. I never took her seriously much when I was a kid. She was a war bride, met my dad when he was a soldier, and a few years later came to live in America. Instead of worrying about another war or famine, I was upset because my dad bought a Chevy Biscayne with a six cylinder motor. I was wanting the family car to at least be an Impala. German history is rather amazing. Every so often, the country goes completely nuts, maybe from boredom? – and feels the urge to tear everything up and live the bombed out basement lifestyle where you are shivering in a dark damp place with candles and oil lamps for lighting. This isn’t a recent thing with the Germans, they were doing stuff like this in the Middle Ages as well.

      • malthuss July 8, 2022 at 5:58 pm #

        alice cooper mocked that, in the 1970s with a song with a line about..finish yr food, koreans r starving.

      • Linda July 9, 2022 at 5:42 am #

        Much of my family lived in the Netherlands when it was occupied by the Germans. They ate tulip bulbs. The Germans made them house German soldiers and many watched their neighbors being hauled away to concentration camps. I was raised on those stories. The rest of my family lived in the Netherlands Indies and were in Japanese concentration camps. Those were even grimmer stories. My cousins have been keeping me informed on what is happening with the farmers. One of my cousins has given me a completely different tale than what the farmers are saying. I would say that propaganda is alive and well in Nederland and hope the farmers keep up their protests. Mark Rutte, the PM is a graduate of Schwab’s young leaders program. He and Justin Trudeau are soulmates. Things are going to get really grim for Europe.

  9. Ed Haskell July 8, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Mr. Kunstler,

    Holy smokes, you are truly an expert at ‘poking the monkey through the fence’! Bravo!

    Here, in the sunny morning of Friday, July 8, coffee-in-hand I again thoroughly enjoyed your crisp concision succinctly summarizing the picture with incisive clarity.

    After reading your talented writing all is now ‘good-to-go’ for the start of the weekend…

    Cheers!

    • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 10:55 am #

      Eddy,
      Haven’t you been a little hard on the Beaver lately?

      Perhaps start drinking Decaf?

  10. Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 10:15 am #

    Dutch farmers rising up, Italians doing likewise, then some patriotic souls did something about those globalist “guidestones” on American soil.

    All positive events.

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:17 am #

      Does seem to be a trend there.

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      I think that the Georgia Guidestones were more of a herpy-derpy late-70s monument to utopia rather than a globalist plot, but utopianism is BS that ruins lives when it turns authoritarian . . . so good riddance! What were you creeps thinking back in 1979?

      • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 10:56 am #

        “monument to utopia rather than a globalist plot,,,

        Beth,

        Reduntant.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 11:03 am #

        Yes, but those were the roots of much of this globalist crap.

        • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 11:13 am #

          As far as I’m concerned, blowing up the GG was a boss move, and a warning to Krampus Schwab, regardless of the Guidestones’ original meaning. It’s iconoclasm that I can get behind.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:28 pm #

            Thank you. Not all Icons are good so not all iconoclasm is bad. But they are good to some one or they wouldn’t have gone up in the first place. People differ, thus conflict. So to avoid serious conflict, one must strive for a pure sample or relative homogeneity. Thus? Thus White Nationalism, with culture as factored in. No blue eyed, red bearded Jihadis need apply.

            Destruction of a people’s monuments used to be a stage in the schemas of genocide. It was cunningly deleted some years ago so as not to clue in Whites about close we were to this.

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm #

        The Plot goes back generations, centuries, and even millenia. So, no.

        What do you think the 60’s were if not part of the Plot?

    • Not_GeorgeT July 8, 2022 at 10:31 am #

      Positive… something which struck me as odd was how quickly the guidestones came down after the initial event. A crime scene is essentially a piece of deteriorating evidence. My first take on a the very short clip I saw looked eerily like some previous events in Manhattan.

      Just an observation.

      • Islander July 8, 2022 at 10:42 am #

        Yeah, they “pulled” the rest of the megaliths.

        Weird.

        I don’t know who “they” is.

        “Authorities”?

        Who owns them?

        Questions, questions . . .

        • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 11:05 am #

          If you look official, no one will question you. Could have been anyone.

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

        It has been vandalized for decades. It was a big Conspiracy fact among people in the know. Yoko Ono talked about its ideals in a positive fashion.

        So they might have gotten rid of the ruins so quickly because having their ideals laying around in pieces is very bad symbolism. Or did they blow it up themselves, because they want all evidence of their intended crime to be hidden.

        In any case, they moved Fast. They cared deeply.

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:58 am #

      Orange men good.

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

        I’ve just signed a contract with a tanning company. I’ll post pics anent my transformation. Don’t dream it, be it.

    • Sean Coleman July 8, 2022 at 6:24 pm #

      “Hugo Talks” on Bitchute commented on how quickly the rest of it was demolished (reminds me of the speed with which the rubble of the WTC was taken away). He also says that the cctv did not show who placed the explosives. (Reminds me of Epstein’s death, a theory I do not share.) I expect it is to warn America about the rise of right wing extremism and I would guess about the shooting of Japan’s former PM. Perhaps the stones were an embarrassment to them.

      • Not_GeorgeT July 9, 2022 at 12:17 am #

        Possibly not an embarrassment.

        could be what goes around comes around.

        Sort of like a warning using a visual to emphasis the truth will come out.

  11. Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:22 am #

    Test Post

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:28 am #

      Post Toasties

      • Amman July 8, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

        It’s July now. National Cheese Day’s on June 4th.

  12. Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 10:24 am #

    Alex Berenson is back on Twitter, and Elon Musk is curious.

    “Can you say more about this: “… pressures that the government may have placed on Twitter …”

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1544719143387238403

    In a country following the rule of law, Jen Psaki should go to prison.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      Elon founded SpaceX with the head of In-Q-Tel, which is the CIA’s venture capital fund.

      • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 11:08 am #

        He’s friends with Jack, and Jack is a liar, so who knows whether his motives are pure or not.

        Psaki has openly boasted that the administration was working with social media to censor.

        • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 4:55 pm #

          I don’t even think it matters. Anyone depending on a guy like Musk to save things is lost beyond help.

  13. CD_NewRevenantSociety July 8, 2022 at 10:27 am #

    Is the assignation of Abe going to rhyme with the assignation of Arch Duke Ferdinand? Only in this case the citizens of Western Civ go to war against their puppet governments of the WEF? Maybe it will be vogue to snipe WEF employees? Look out Justin Trudeau, Bill Gates, Lori Lightfoot et. al.

    It’s obviously horrific and diabolical to have service men deliberately killed getting “vaccines” but would they not be used against Americans at some point? The same with the epically corrupt American police force. The more neutered these thoroughly destructive establishments are the better IMO.

    • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      If one looks at regime policies the only big winner we can note is the CCP.

      • Alzaebo July 8, 2022 at 10:50 am #

        Why didn’t we move our industry to Russia in 1992, instead?

        No environmental laws
        No labor unions
        Excessively low wages
        A desperately motivated employee base
        Educated workers
        Underdeveloped, plentiful energy resources in place

        • Alzaebo July 8, 2022 at 10:57 am #

          PS- the offshoring was kicked off with California investing 20% of its huge CALPERS pension fund “investing” in ‘Red Chips’, in 1992.

          • Alzaebo July 8, 2022 at 10:59 am #

            Woops! So solly.

            PS- the offshoring was kicked off with California “investing” 20% of its huge CALPERS pension fund in ‘Red Chips’, in 1992.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

          Alz-

          Russia would also be far less likely to wage unrestricted warfare and buy out large swaths of our political, media, and academic classes.

        • Bilejones July 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

          And fewer political prisoners than the US

  14. 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 10:30 am #

    “Miasma”! Yes!

    Ever wonder what reconciling your life in an openly corrupt and hostile country feels like?
    Life in Mexico, life in Saudi, North Korea?

    Biden sells strategic oil reserves to Chinese company his son’s “investment firm” has or had a 1B USD share in.

    And the mainstream propaganda ignores (natch).

    You no longer need to imagine, provided you did not succumb to the near constant gaslighting.

    The western world has fabricated insanity
    As the new order

    • SW July 8, 2022 at 10:43 am #

      “Biden’s Energy Department has refused compliance with requests under the Freedom of Information Act probing the administration’s improper use of the nation’s strategic oil reserves maintained for emergencies.

      The president will have depleted 260 million barrels from the nation’s reserves. The Energy Information Administration reported that just more than 492,000 barrels remained in storage on July 1, exactly one month into the six-month hurricane season.”

      Sinopec is tied to Hunter Biden, whose private equity firm, BHR Partners, bought a $1.7 billion stake in the company seven years ago. According to the Washington Examiner Hunter Biden remained listed as a part-owner of the firm as late as March. Sinopec is wholly owned by the Chinese government.

      When Biden stated he was releasing oil from reserves it was to “ease the pain that families are feeling in the United States from high energy prices.”

      • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        Beiging Biden should be impeached and removed at this point. Why the wait? Harris could hardly do worse than the Goniff-in-Chief.

        • Alzaebo July 8, 2022 at 11:02 am #

          My dream team:

          Kamala Harris / Tiera Mack 2022

          “Pull it, pull it now”

    • redrock July 8, 2022 at 10:59 am #

      Fabricated insanity, I love it. Not hard to do on a population increasingly having shit for brains. Anybody know where Hunters laptop is? Speaking of Hunter, the first documented case of conception of a human through anal intercourse.

      • messianicdruid July 8, 2022 at 1:55 pm #

        Hunter as the new Mayhem. Democrat party as the new Allstate.

        Gotta be someone who can have some fun with it.

        .msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/allstate-s-mayhem-actor-reflects-on-pain-tolerance-after-three-amputations/ar-AAQf6Dl

      • Mac July 8, 2022 at 5:44 pm #

        At this point, the laptop is so famous it should be in a glass case at the Smithsonian.

        • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 7:04 pm #

          Hahaha

  15. lizharmon July 8, 2022 at 10:31 am #

    Angry citizens do not assassinate leaders and certainly not ex-leaders. That’s the Deep State’s job. Abe’s assassination is not what it at first appears to be. I’m sure of that. He didn’t get whacked by our team. He got whacked by their team.

    • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 10:41 am #

      And illegal alien gang members do not plan to murder 4th of July parade attendees.

      Using the police to eliminate your rival is an old tactic, if not by bribery then by hot button lies

      • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 10:49 am #

        Just ask Orangeman

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

        The kid was a crazy crossdresser, not a cop. But yes, perhaps a product of Monarch training and/or mood enhancing pharmaceuticals, well known to cause murderous or suicidal ideation in some.

        • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 1:17 pm #

          Specifically addressing the 2 arrested in Virginia for ostensibly “plotting” a July fourth assault

        • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

          Scott Adams had an interesting Twitter thread on troubled kids, which is getting quite a reaction.

          I think it’s an overreaction myself, he was talking about the options society gives the families, not advocating.

          “When a young male (let’s say 14 to 19) is a danger to himself and others, society gives the supporting family two options:

          1. Watch people die.
          2. Kill your own son.

          Those are your only options. I chose #1 and watched my stepson die. I was relieved he took no one else with him.”

          https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1544679512327081984?s=20&t=vOU6_PkYVfOH_LvSmIBteg

          • Cactus Girl July 8, 2022 at 3:09 pm #

            @BofO: In “olden” days, (and not so “olden” days amongst tribal peoples), young men like that tended to have “hunting accidents”. Or they were used to inflict misery on other tribes. Sort of like the draft.

            Many very young children who “weren’t quite right” were left exposed, i.e.—given back to the Fairies) with the explanation that they had been just fine right up until the Fairies stole them and replaced them with Fairy children.

          • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

            Read Even-Wentz’s “The Fairy Faith in Celtic Countries”. They could destroy humanity if they put their mind to it. They drove my father out of Ireland.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 3:47 pm #

            He makes good points however the sick young man problem is due to our messed up culture. Change culture, change the people in it. I’m guessing Adams knows THAT’S not about to happen, therefore the other stark choice.

          • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 10:27 pm #

            Jars,

            Fairies chased your dad out of Ireland?

            I heard it was St. Patrick who ran him outa town.

          • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 11:32 am #

            Black: The demons are sharpening their pitchforks in anticipation of your arrival. And licking their chops. They love you! – like a fox loves a chicken.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

            @Blackbird, can’t stop laughing – thank you.

    • Amman July 8, 2022 at 10:47 am #

      Our team? Their team?….. What team?

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

        Well said. There is no our anymore. Too much diversity.

        Blacks have their own national anthem for example. And Mexicans plan to take back a huge chunk of the Southwest.

        • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

          Teams are so racis!

    • Islander July 8, 2022 at 11:08 am #

      From the linked article:

      “Japan will not leave the Sakhalin 2 project, important for its energy security, even if asked to leave, the Japanese industry minister said in May.”

  16. SomeoneInAsia July 8, 2022 at 10:32 am #

    QUOTE: ***It looks like someone has… ordered der Schwabenklaus’s ass to be handed to him on a platter with a side of sauerkraut.***

    I wonder how juicy and how tender those two hemispherical chunks of flesh on that platter would be. Perhaps adding some soy sauce would make them more tasty.

    • Cactus Girl July 8, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      @Someone: be sure to marinate in rice vinegar first.

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

      Mmmm, sauerkraut. Make sure it has the caraway seeds in it!

      • elysianfield July 9, 2022 at 12:52 am #

        “. Make sure it has the caraway seeds in it!”

        CB,
        An abomination! Kraut is cabbage and salt.

  17. CrusherMuldoon July 8, 2022 at 10:33 am #

    The Boston Globe’s Kimberly Atkins Stohr said Democrats need to stop fighting amongst each other about the most effective strategy heading into the midterms and into 2024. “This is not Joe Biden’s sweet spot, Joe Biden is not out in front arguing and expressing anger over issues like abortion or guns, he wants to talk about inflation. He wants to talk about the economy, he wants to talk about the kitchen table subjects.”

    She added that the world has changed, and Biden seems to be “behind the pulse of the American people.”

    TRU STORY?

    • megabeth July 8, 2022 at 10:38 am #

      Jebus . . . who pays her to write Brandon fanfic?

    • Rowdypiglet July 8, 2022 at 11:50 am #

      Do you suppose there’s a sliding pay scale relative to the size and absurdity of the lies you’re willing to tell?

  18. elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 10:44 am #

    Well, CFN’rs, we have spoken, and our betters have listened;

    The G20 meetings will occur soon, and they have taken a suprising tack…In the name of Global Warming, and our pending economic peril, they have agreed to meet in a small industrial city, in Poland, stay at local accomodations akin to our Holiday Inns, Make their way to the meeting in electric vehicles, and have forgone catering…eating at low budget local diners. All this to show their commitment to the issues of the day.

    https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/war-ukraine-russia-g20/2022/07/07/id/1077817/

    …Naw! I’m just shittin’ya…they going to Bali…Shangrii-la, paradise! somewhere you will only see on a cheap calindar…the one you use to mark your miserable days and months, in your painful, inexorable march to penury…or, if of a religious bent, Calvary.

    We must eat cake! Learn to code!! Have nothing and like it!!!

    • Rowdypiglet July 8, 2022 at 12:00 pm #

      It’s their greedy sopping up of all the available gravy that convinced me the entire climate thing was a scam. They have done none of the things you would do if there actually was some kind of emergency. The mere sight of their 1,500 private jets lined up near some resort that only they can afford should be sufficient proof for any sane person. They could conduct their meetings via Zoom and save, just by that one step, more of the planet’s resources than most of us use in a lifetime.

      • tresho July 8, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

        “The mere sight of their 1,500 private jets lined up” makes me think of a “target rich” environment.

        • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

          Where are all those second hand rocket launchers that were abandoned on the fields of Afghanistan when you need them?

    • Cactus Girl July 8, 2022 at 3:14 pm #

      If “they” really wanted to stop climate change, they would cut the US military down to something approaching a reasonable size. Why is our military budget 10x the size of the next 10 countries combined? The US military is THE biggest user of fossil fuels in the world. And the biggest polluter.

      • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 3:50 pm #

        And BY FAR the most profitable.

      • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:25 pm #

        “Why is our military budget 10x the size of the next 10 countries combined?”

        CG,
        The answer would be obvious if you had been as screwed over by the US as have the next ten nations on the list.

      • Not_GeorgeT July 9, 2022 at 5:11 pm #

        It’s in large part financial support for the MIC.

        Ike was correct, and who better to know than a person who rose to the very top of the heap.

  19. Rodster July 8, 2022 at 10:52 am #

    “So, it’s game on and governments are about to fall across Europe, and God knows what kind of strife will erupt out of that. BoJo is going in the UK… Holland’s PM Mark Rutte may be next… Olaf Scholz after him… and Mario Dragi in Italy. Look out below.

    As of this writing Friday morning, we have no idea what the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might signify — except, perhaps, the ominous beginning of a global trend.”

    As early as two years ago, Economist and Forecaster, Martin Armstrong , who for the last 40+ years has been advising heads of state and world leaders, was predicting this very same thing, happening and here we are, right on cue. He has been repeatedly issuing warnings that political, social and civil unrest will be on the rise peaking into 2023 and lasting into 2024. He also predicts the breakup of the United States.

    • Woodchuck July 8, 2022 at 12:21 pm #

      Dimitri Orlov and a few other voices out there have been predicting the breakup of the USA. That is, the federal government’s performance gets so bad that not even the government itself believes in its own competence. The failures will be so manifest that everyone simply stops being believers, they realize that the project is over and has failed. In the Soviet Union, the day arrived when all of Russia decided they had to move on, what they had simply stopped working for them. When we reach that point, the state governments or confederations of state governments will be forced to take over managing the daily affairs of running a state. It’s called “decentralization”. It will require going into a time machine and living at the minimum a 50’s lifestyle. Or you have no life at all . Your choice.

      • Cactus Girl July 8, 2022 at 3:16 pm #

        @Woodchuck: I’m cool with a 50’s lifestyle, but only if I can have a T-bird and the population goes down to 50’s levels.

        • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

          I’m with you there. The 1950s would be a great time to get back to. Would be great to find a woman as a wife that was actually concerned about nurturing and taking care of herself, her family, and her husband.

        • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

          Tight blue jeans, a white t-shirt with a pack of fags rolled up in the sleeves, greasy hair, white socks, and old school tennies. All served up with a semi-bored look of teen angst while loitering outside the malt shop.

          • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 7:06 pm #

            There’s James Dean in a nutshell.

          • SpeedyBB July 9, 2022 at 9:50 am #

            Playing chicken on a county road in dad’s Pontiac. Didn’t swerve in time – who wants to be called a pussy? – and clipped the oncoming Rambler’s front fender. Spun off the road into a pretty sturdy tree and got decapitated.

            Hey that’s what happened to Jimmy Dean (secret cocksucker), so you’re in good company. Strum that harp and pipe down now.

        • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

          It was a good time to be a kid, and, comparatively speaking, it was a good time to be an adult. Your 40-hour-a-week job would support a family with a stay-at-home mom, and you could own your own (usually modest) home. You had one car, one black-and-white TV with three channels, and one phone.

          You could also get a job at a grocery store chain when you graduated high school and work your way up to a good-paying position in management. No college required. Or you could go to work at the Ford plant, the railroad, or–where I grew up–at Lake City Arsenal. You would have the same job until you retired (comfortably).

          You could probably afford a family vacation every year, and sometimes even a “big” vacation to Yellowstone or California. You could afford frequent weekend trips to the lake or some fishing resort.

          I guess the main thing I remember about the 50s was that the pace of everything was SLOW. There were few after-school activities. (To be frank, there was not much to do in general.)

          Clothing and home furnishings were hideous, as were hairstyles.

          It was kind of an oppressive time to be a teen, but it’s always an oppressive time to be a teen. Work opportunities were limited to various iterations of “the company store.” Kind of like now.

      • Wxtwxtr July 8, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

        The Failed States a’Murika naturally divides into about Ten Regions in futurist fiction. Even the Davos Mob Agenda 21 recognized that.

        The primary question is how many have to die to get there. the Archdruid’s ‘Retrotopia’ is a worthy look at one way it might turn out.

  20. Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 11:21 am #

    It’s hard to say who is behind this, because what appears to be one big racket, is often a collection of small rackets with different groups benefitting.

    The Border, for instance. Who benefits? The Catholic Church, the politicians who take donations to keep it wide open, the commies who want to weaken our culture and destabilize our society…

    Does anyone think AOC understands she’s just a communist dupe?

    • neurodoc July 8, 2022 at 11:41 am #

      NO. She has no idea. She also probably thinks she’s hot and attractive. HEE HAW HEE HAW HEE HAW.
      🙂

    • Rowdypiglet July 8, 2022 at 11:56 am #

      And don’t forget, Beryl, the Democrats who are importing vast numbers of reliably Democrat voters. I think it doesn’t even matter who the groups are and what their different rackets are. It’s all dependent on the flow of money to people who will play any part to keep the money coming. If we can’t stop that flow, I don’t think it would even matter how many people were assassinated. There is a steady stream of greedy and immoral people who are ready to take a chance and step into their shoes. It’s like the Mafia in that respect – there’s always somebody waiting in the wings.

      • JohnAZ July 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm #

        These immigrants are 100% socialists, they have been raised under a socialist government, have no idea of individual responsibility, and are here because they have been told that Biden will take care of them. Somebody suggested last blog that Biden will try an October surprise, to give the vote to the illegals. Wouldn’t that be a pleasant surprise?

    • Not_GeorgeT July 9, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

      “Does anyone think AOC understands….”

      Could have been a multiple choice question with 1/2 dozen or so choices, the last being ‘Nope (rhymes with dope), none of the above’

  21. BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 12:14 pm #

    “The governments of all western nations have become virtually enemies of their own people.”-JHK

    Yes, and I could never figure out how countries could meet Paris Climate Accord Mandates without crushing crushing their own people, industry, agriculture and way of life. It didn’t seem possible, and it isn’t. How shocked the elites were in France at the Yellow Vest protests last year, and now the farmer revolt in The Netherlands. Here in the USA — as they dismantle the energy grid — they tell us “Relax, nothing is going to change. You’ll just be driving an EV instead of a gasoline powered car, and all electrical power will come from wind turbines.” (by 2030) Just on the face of it, it’s absurd. And rest assured, once the US energy grid is dismantled, it will never be restored.

    • JohnAZ July 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm #

      Remember the US officers oath

      To defend all enemies, foreign and domestic.

      That last word is critical, how do you fight domestic enemies when they are the worst.

      • tresho July 8, 2022 at 1:48 pm #

        I think you mangled your quote “To defend all enemies, foreign and domestic.” But on the other hand, you told the truth!

        • Amman July 8, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

          The countries in western civ. are gradually ceasing to be a country in the traditional sense of the word, i.e. ceasing to be a country with a single centralized state.

          An ordinary, normal country exists and develops when and if it has a single governing body interested in promoting national interests and in preserving it as a whole. This requires a nationally oriented elite with national interests. There is no such elite in western civ countries.

          The elite in W civ. are supranational. They considers themselves not the elite of a particular state but the elite of the entire planet. Neither more nor less.

          All the state institutions of today do not work for the people and certainly nor for business. They work for capital. For the international Banker.

          – SQUARING THE CIRCLE , 2022

        • JohnAZ July 8, 2022 at 2:53 pm #

          Yeah, you are right.

          “To defend against all enemies, foreign and domestic”

          The rest still stands.

        • Wxtwxtr July 8, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

          He’s subtle too.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 8, 2022 at 1:36 pm #

      This is why energy issues need to come to the absolute forefront of the public’s agenda. People need to take their future into their own hands or it will be taken.

      But you can barely find two people on the planet who have a realistic view of energy and a plan.

  22. tom clark July 8, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

    Jimbo…glad to see you’re back on the speaker’s circuit. As a former Democrat, I’m sure you’ll be able to educate all those filthy rich members of the Republican Club who can afford to wend their way to midtown NY to hear you. Glad to know the Schedule part of your homepage may be updated once again. We’ve moved far beyond the “Year of Magical Thinking”, for sure.

    • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm #

      In NYC it’s the Dems who are filthy rich, not members of the Republican Club.

  23. Daddyotis July 8, 2022 at 12:16 pm #

    “ How do we even propose to defend North America if, say, China took a notion to seize our land by main force?”

    This is one of the benefits of having something no other country has: the Second Amendment.

    Thanks for this amazingly astute and prescient piece Jim! Mondays and fridays are my most anticipated days of the week. Living about 6 hours from NYC, I might try to attend your talk at the Republican Club. Cheers!

    • JohnAZ July 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm #

      The same people defending the 2nd amendment might support the Chinese overthrowing the monster we have in DC.

      The way things are going, the Deep State, primarily the Biden Mob, may give the country to China.

    • Cactus Girl July 8, 2022 at 3:21 pm #

      @Daddyotis: I once read that the reason the Japanese never invaded the West Coast was because they were terrified of there being someone with a gun behind every blade of grass.

      • Mac July 8, 2022 at 5:52 pm #

        That was Yamamoto’s warning to his elite brethren.

        • SpeedyBB July 9, 2022 at 10:45 am #

          Yamamoto was a card.

          “I look forward to dictating peace to the United States at the White House in Washington” [public quote]

          “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.”
          [warning to an over-confident Japanese military]

          “Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United State, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. To make victory certain, we would have to march into Washington and dictate the terms of peace in the White House. I wonder if our politicians, among whom armchair arguments about war are being glibly bandied about in the name of state politics, have confidence as to the final outcome and are prepared to make the necessary sacrifices.”
          [more detailed version]

          A highly-intelligent man, he had spent a great deal of time studying and traveling in the U.S.A. He was thus in a better position to adjudge its mentality than those who had not.

    • workingclasshero July 9, 2022 at 12:55 am #

      I think a relatively large nuclear arsenal will really do the trick over a bunch of grinds with semi-autos, but I’ll fight to the death with my itty-bitty Glock against those evil Chi-coms and their designs on my semi-arid county on the great plains. ALWAYS VIGILANT!

  24. nancyd July 8, 2022 at 12:31 pm #

    Great Lede.

  25. JohnAZ July 8, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

    It is not like the Mafia

    The Mafia is part of it.

    The only thing that makes sense is that the global people are united behind their universal cause.

    The are the global Mob.

    BRICS is part of it, the Biden crowd is part of it, the EU is part of it, the Mexican Cartels are part of it, each of the Big nations have a Mob, they are unifying into the NMO. Schwab is trying to unify them, remember back to Bond’s SPECTRE. Iran is trying to join BRICS now.

    A good question is what is WEF up to? Is BRICS a counter to the Western Mob that WEF is sponsoring. I have noticed that the BRICS countries are favoring Russia in Ukraine.

    The MAGA group in the US, do they favor a side? The Red states, if they split from the Blues, who would they takes the side of in the global conflict?

    Think about it. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa economically banded up against Nato and the US.

    Mexico is aligned with BRICS with its cartels running our southern border for China with the idiots in DC doing nothing about it. Latin America and Venezuela join that group which basically says south of our border is BRICS country.

    Two key countries that are teetering are Saudi Arabia and Israel. Where are they going? Right now they are trying to learn to live with each other, maybe in self defense.

    If the USA is the center of the Western world, we are losing in every way possible. Economically we are shrinking fast, socially we are turning into a quagmire and approaching a self identity crisis, maybe a CW2. Militarily, the Biden Mob is making us into a clown show.

    BRICS is on an ascent and we are fading fast. Will Eurasia and South America dominate the future? Will the darker elements of the BRICS world destroy the Caucasian European groups? What affect will the alignment have on the control of fast dwindling resources? What role will Africa play, China is already making a play for dominance there.

    One think I believe is that the WEF dominance by Climate Change is a thorn in its side. If BRICS gets control of oil and water, they will crush WEF.

    We live in interesting times!!!

    • JohnAZ July 8, 2022 at 12:33 pm #

      Not NMO, NWO.

      • R Montanari July 8, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        I thought you intended New Mob Order.

        • Amman July 8, 2022 at 3:08 pm #

          New Mess Order. *Ahem*

      • Wxtwxtr July 8, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

        Nope. Got it.

        Although Vox Day’s Wicked Evil Fascists is a little more elegant than The Davos Mob.

  26. docmartin July 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

    Jim needs to cut back on the adjectives and adverbs. He is a little long in tooth to be that witty sophomore English major trying to impress his professor. It’s clever, but in the end exhausting. Just sayin…..

    • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 1:40 pm #

      …Hey, wait a minute….

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 8, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

      That’s 8 adjective-words out of 38 yourself, doc m, jus’sayin…

      • Amman July 8, 2022 at 3:07 pm #

        …it well..

    • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 2:15 pm #

      Oh great, another literary brutalist

      Let me guess, GPO Style Manual aficionado?

    • JTinMD July 8, 2022 at 3:24 pm #

      Typewriter tappers
      You’re all just crappers
      You listen to love with your intellect

      – Jools and Jim
      Peter Townshend

    • Wxtwxtr July 8, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

      Oh come on. The old white guy version of
      “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” 🙂

    • Q. Shtik July 8, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

      Jim needs to cut back on the adjectives and adverbs. – docmartin

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

      I disagree doc. I like the extra description those adjectives provide. I will say, however, I got my son-in-law to read some JHK essays and he said he pictured an old man sitting at a typewriter with a Thesaurus in his lap.

      • Anthea July 10, 2022 at 11:10 am #

        Witty turns of phrase and well chosen metaphors, adjectives, and adverbs are the seasoning in a written work. As with seasoning in food, it should not be overdone.

        With music, there are sublime moments: the tenor hits that high note, some inspired harmony emerges, the violin merges so seamlessly with the vocal that you can’t tell which is which. Or maybe there is a brief “showpiece” vocal, like the one in “Gimme Shelter,” maybe there’s some cowbell.

        The point is, the tenor doesn’t sing high notes all the way through, and what’s-her-name did not sing all the way through “Gimme Shelter,” and the cowbell doesn’t need to be going all the time.

        I’d say Jim’s use of “the seasoning” is pretty judicious.

    • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

      Actually, he has toned it down quite a bit over recent years. Older stuff was a little on the Rococo side and sometimes seemed strained. I’d say it’s about right at this point in time.

  27. PeteAtomic July 8, 2022 at 1:26 pm #

    “They really are explicitly true believers in old Adolf’s mid-20th century program of exterminating the Russ people next door. Mr. Putin wasn’t kidding around when he highlighted that feature of his operation.”

    No, he wasn’t. America is fully on board with this project, too.

    There is a sequence of dialogue from the film, Come and See, where a captured German officer explains to the assembled Russian group around him that (paraphrasing) ‘they’ (Russians) should have never existed, and they shouldn’t ever exist.

    It really sums up the Western thought towards Russia collectively.

    • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

      That’s quite a film. The aktion takes place in Belarus, which 80 years later is back in the news.

    • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 9:13 am #

      Let me guess. Hollywood? So it was the Russians they hated and not you know who.

  28. elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 1:38 pm #

    Well, ladies and germs;

    A bit of news that you might be unfamiliar with;

    The Stiuational Awareness, this AM reports;
    Good morning. Here’s your Early Warning for Friday, 08 July 2022.

    FOOD & AG: Widespread drought conditions and high temperatures have led to biblical swarms of Mormon Crickets in the western U.S. Numbering in the billions, swarms of the 3-inch long insects decimate vegetation and crops before ultimately feeding on each other. Damages from the swarms can have catastrophic effects, with past swarms causing the destruction of 10 million acres of Oregon farmland in 2021. The USDA data shows damages from the swarm can negatively impact patterns of erosion, water flow, and nutrient cycling causing lasting effects. (AC: Continued swarms are likely as drought, and high heat persists across the American West. Damages from these swarms are likely to have deleterious effects on crop yields already struggling under environmental extremes, contributing to a growing food crisis. – R.P.)

    Note to those well versed in the Old Testament…. Are these the harbinger of the locusts forcast for the end of times? If they indeed can eat one another, they might be biters….again, as the Old Testament forcasts. Will the Calvery come and save us”

    My belief is that there will, indeed, be Calvary…personal Calvary of the Via Delarosa variety….

    This might, however, have a silver lining for those producing insect flour for protein enhancement in the new and improved food industry.

    • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 1:49 pm #

      Errata;

      Actually, the end of times are forecast in the New Testament, as are t he biting/stinging locusts.

      Read the New,
      But don’t forget the Old,
      As one is silver,
      And the other is gold.

      Just shut the fuck up
      And do as you’re told….*

      *Religious leaders everywhere….

    • stelmosfire July 8, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      I don’t care what Katy did or didn’t do John Livingston will take care of it.

      • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

        Yesss, so say the Mormons….

    • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 4:22 pm #

      The Locusts have no king, yet advance in ordered ranks.

      Psalms

      What does this tell us?

      • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:27 pm #

        Jarek,
        It tells ME that the only good bug is a dead bug….

        • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

          Starship Troopers. A classic!

          • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 8:42 pm #

            …Well, Dis, it was originally a Black Flag insecticide TV commercial from the ;50’s….

          • Disaffected July 9, 2022 at 9:49 am #

            Great commercials too. I remember them well. Those were running well into the 60’s and maybe early 70’s.

    • Paula D July 8, 2022 at 4:23 pm #

      Remember a few years ago when swarms of locusts headed from Saudi Arabia to India and the Chinese sent India millions of ducks?
      I remember because someone said “Wait! The Chinese have an army of ducks? Shouldn’t we build up our duck army?”
      I never heard the outcome, but I have to assume that the ducks prevailed and the crisis was averted.

      • Paula D July 8, 2022 at 4:24 pm #

        Although, of course, this raises the obvious opportunity of the government putting a bounty on the crickets and then processing them into food.

        • gustafson.robert.22 July 8, 2022 at 4:58 pm #

          At the buffet, I go for crickets over impossible burgers every time.

          • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 5:36 pm #

            I love the bugs, ‘cept for when their little legs and/or antennas get stuck between my teeth. Real pain gettin’ ’em out. ‘Bout the same as eating crawdads when you think about it.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            I’m so glad I’m already a vegetarian.

          • elysianfield July 9, 2022 at 12:47 am #

            ” impossible burgers…”

            Gustaf,
            Any right-thinking man would.

          • gustafson.robert.22 July 9, 2022 at 7:40 am #

            “right-thinking man”

            That’s me..

      • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 9:22 am #

        First I heard ot it. I know Mao declared war on the starlings in the Fifties. According to that biography he as the only man in China putting on wieight. Even his own daughter lost weight.

  29. mitchellc July 8, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

    What I meant as to a restoration of public consent and adaptive strategies is: how does removing coercion alter the underlying facts? (It wasn’t meant to imply we should continue to follow dear leader.)

    1. No covid/Vax – no pilot mandates, no resignations, no cancelled flights. Yet, fuel prices alone will shortly destroy a temporary, 50 year phenomenon of mass air travel. Same result, different process.

    2. Woke policies intentionally sabotaging efficient maximization of available surplus in production & services.. Again, fuel availability and pricing will soon enough render those industries obsolete and redundant.

    3. AGW mandates and compliance driven asset seizures. Farmland is only as useful as fertilizer is available and affordable. Soil long ago stopped being anything other than a root substrate for the delivery of chemical nutrients. (Please refrain from claims of “organic”.)

    Taken altogether, 8b people are still in the same boat, with the exception of a few thousand living it up. In this case it sounds like jealousy and resentment. OK, so we don’t have a cartoon character telling us how to live, but it doesn’t change the essential facts.

    like yalta, perhaps the people should start discussing a post globalist order, years before the war actually comes to an end.

    • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 2:32 pm #

      Good points.

      Although the baddies, IMO, are not the mere globalists.

      They are the ultra-elites wedded to the technocracy.
      The investors in the techno-narcissistic revolution.

      The technocracy believes humanity’s future is inexorably intertwined with technology/software/internet/AI.

      Synth-life (soon to be sticker on the EV pickup

      So long as this nexus of the funding/seeding class enriching themselves on our capitulation to an all-electronic future “there’s an app for that!”, we are doomed.

      The engineers and programmers and those who learned to code are enthusiastic for it.

      The ultras are hungry for it (never dated)

      And the mortals intent on remaining so will soon be overtaken by these new Titans

      • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 2:34 pm #

        Never sated

      • Alzaebo July 8, 2022 at 4:54 pm #

        It’s OK To Be Replicant

        Replicants, led by St. Khan, striking for life and freedom
        against Hive AI-led Terminators

    • 100th Avatar July 8, 2022 at 3:11 pm #

      The youngest generations will be unable to distinguish a man from a woman

      The next generations will be unable to distinguish a human being.

      If earth’s near future, as they believe (or are more likely using as the reason for their post-humanism) is destined to be hostile to humanity
      Then there are legions determined to be inhuman

      • CrusherMuldoon July 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

        “In the year 2525”

      • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

        “The youngest generations will be unable to distinguish a man from a
        woman…/”

        Avatar,
        This is true even today, if you turn them onto their bellies and then squint….

  30. JTinMD July 8, 2022 at 2:19 pm #

    A Friday Fun-Reader for y’all:

    A man was shot and killed after a confrontation with squeegee workers in downtown Baltimore, city police said.Baltimore police said officers responded around 4:30 p.m. Thursday and found a 48-year-old man shot at the intersection of Light and Conway streets. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said the man was driving through the intersection and had some interaction with some squeegee workers, which got heated.Harrison said at some point, the man drove his vehicle through the intersection and parked it on the other side of Light Street, exited with a bat and walked back to the area where the squeegee workers were and swung the bat at one or more of the workers. “The information that we have right now is that he swung the bat at one or more of the squeegee workers. In return, one of the squeegee workers pulled out a gun and fired striking the male victim,” Harrison said.It is unclear if the man made contact with the bat. Police said the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.The squeegee workers got away and police are still looking for them. There were two other incidents involving squeegee workers earlier Thursday at the same intersection “Discussing the details of the incident that I was involved in today is a distraction from the tragedy that resulted in another needless death and act of violence in our city. As (an) elected leader, I am disappointed in our collective inability to address the despair that leads our young people to busy intersections washing windshields. This activity is dangerous, and a threat to our city’s progress. I am committed to work with all elected officials and community leaders to fully address this vexing problem.”Harrison said police were in the area throughout parts of the day.”There was an entire team out here earlier conducting outreach, making sure we connect people with resources, with lifestyle changes,” Harrison said. “At this very intersection, the police were out here conducting enforcement as people want us to do. We did exactly what they asked us to do enforce and we did we caught a guy with a gun at this very intersection.”

    “Today, another tragic — and yet preventable — death has occurred in broad daylight at one of the most heavily trafficked intersections in the entire city. At approximately 4:38 p.m., a motorist exited his vehicle with a baseball bat, went after at least one squeegee worker and swung the bat, and was shot and killed.”Hours before this tragic incident, BPD responded to this exact location for a report of a squeegee worker with a firearm. That individual was arrested at approximately 1:51 p.m., and the firearm (a pellet gun) recovered.”As I said during the public safety hearing yesterday, the level of violence in this city is simply unsustainable. Two lives were destroyed today and one person is dead because we have failed to adequately address this situation. As a government, we have failed everyone here by allowing these circumstances to continue to occur. I again call on BPD leadership to ensure enforcement of the laws already on the books that prohibit this illegal activity, immediately.”But residents said what the city is doing isn’t working, and they want to see real results. “We hear that they’re reducing the crime numbers, but we’re not seeing that out on the street, and it seems, if anything, to be getting worse and be getting closer to home for us in the Inner Harbor,” resident Andrew Creech said. “I think it’s something that a lot of us could see coming. These squeegee people have been a source of a lot of violent acts and incidents.””The number of folks out here on the corner the squeegee kids are increasing it used to be one or two now it’s like five or sometimes six,” resident Jolene Allen said.

    At a news conference Friday morning to announce the appointment of a new deputy mayor of public safety, the mayor addressed squeegee workers, saying: “We are going to continue to connect these young people with jobs and opportunity … To the young people who are out there on those corners, I want you to know we understand why you’re out there, but we don’t want you to be. I don’t want you to be. I want you to take advantage of every resource we are offering you to get off of those corners.”

    The mayor also had a message for motorists and city residents and businesses, saying: “To the motorists and all those who have been impacted otherwise, we have been and we will continue to work to keep you safe. We’re going to continue to have an increased presence of city officials to keep those corners and everyone there and motorists safe …

    We have been and we continue to enforce the laws.”Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan spoke Friday morning, saying: “It’s another tragic incident in Baltimore that we unfortunately hear about far too often, it seems like on a weekly basis. I’m hoping that they find the perpetrators of this crime and that they’re brought to justice.”When asked about whether the city’s crime plan is working, Hogan said: “I don’t think the plan is working. It’s quite obvious that it’s not working. I was happy to see the mayor just made a decision to bring (Anthony) Barksdale back in as the deputy mayor for public safety. I think that’s a good move. I think he’s a guy who understands violent crime and how to deal with it. They need a new plan.”When asked about squeegee workers in the city, Hogan said: “I think the squeegee workers have been a terrible problem for many years and it’s been unaddressed by the city. This was just a culmination. It certainly has a major impact on people being afraid to come to the city because they’re being harassed for years and years, and this was just the pinnacle of the problem right in downtown across from the Inner Harbor with somebody getting shot.”

    WBAL-TV 11 News spoke with people who came from the Baltimore Orioles game. Some said they wonder about the impact the shooting will have on events and tourism in the area.”I think it’s like definitely concerning,” Maddie Dukes said. “I was definitely surprised that it was a squeegee worker.” Dukes said her concern is the impact crime like that will have on the harbor’s reputation.” The Inner Harbor is one of the most popular places for tourism and things like that. It’s a big draw to the city, it’s right by the aquarium, it’s right by a lot of restaurants, so I think it brings safety into question,” Dukes said. Joe Nemec and Corey Crest, both from Harford County, said it could make people think twice before visiting downtown.” I definitely think it’s worrisome,” Nemec said. “If you’re a dad or a mom, obviously, you’re probably more scared to come down because all you hear about is all this bad stuff.” Some people said one of the most important things you can do is to be vigilant.” Things like this can happen in a vacuum very quickly and you just have to know where you are going and who you are going to be with and what’s going on around you,” Burke said. Police are reviewing camera video from the area, but they’re asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call Metro Crime Stoppers.

    Welcome to Bawlmer, hon…aka Charm City. 😉

    • Beryl of Oyl July 8, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

      The Market Ticker has a piece on government failure to enforce existing law:

      Are You Serious? Then Read This And Understand It
      https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=246317

      • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 4:18 pm #

        The story mentioned Richmond; I thought when the orcs tore down Confederate Memorials utopia would ensue. Instead, Richmond has become a worse dystopic sh#thole than it already was.

        Not as bad as Baltimore tho, which has sunk to levels of Brazzaville or Capetown.

        • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 5:15 pm #

          No one will be happy until they are paid untold trillions in reparations, after which the US dollar will immediately be devalued and become worthless. But hey, what is worse? Being 5 generations removed from the unpaid slave labor, or getting a few Benjamins that are worthless that you didn’t have to work for?

          I say pay ’em all off already, then there should be no reason to further complain or make increased demands.

          • elysianfield July 9, 2022 at 12:45 am #

            “I say pay ’em all off already, then there should be no reason to further complain or make increased demands.”

            CB,
            What makes you think they need a valid reason?

            The ability of a victimized class to garner further sense of outrage is bottomless…..

    • Wxtwxtr July 8, 2022 at 3:23 pm #

      Lagos on the Chesapeake.
      H/T to the Z-man, temporarily in residence.

    • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

      When squeegies are outlawed…you know the rest.

      • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 4:21 pm #

        Hey Q, the assassin in Japan used a homemade gun. Japs have always been resourceful, and where there’s a will, there’s a way

        • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

          I recall once for getting called out in class for referring to the subjects in a case as “the Japs”. I claimed I was just trying to be historically accurate, since this case was from the 1940s. Still, I continued right along with that terminology and let my classmates bristle all they wanted.

          • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

            CB,
            SAME THING happened to my son in High School when they were asked to write a story of fiction…he chose WWII, and mentioned the “dirty Japs”….

            Called me.

        • elysianfield July 9, 2022 at 12:43 am #

          BRH,
          The only way to stop a bad guy with a zip gun is a good guy with a zip gun….

    • Q. Shtik July 8, 2022 at 5:05 pm #

      squeegee worker – JTinMD

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

      Haha, worker huh? “worker” instead of “man” lends a little dignity to the lowly job… like sex “worker” lends to paid whore.

  31. tom clark July 8, 2022 at 2:39 pm #

    God bless squeegee workers everywhere. May they squeegee in peace and make lotsa bucks doing so.

  32. Kevvia Knack July 8, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

    You think the culture wars are bad now? Just wait another 15 years when the U.S. is 40% Latino and the Catholic Church has got its nose into everything. Yuk. My predictions do often come true. I did share 3 weeks ago that I foresaw an assassination attempt, albeit here and not in Japan.

    • malthuss July 8, 2022 at 6:05 pm #

      How would you know what 2040 will be like?

      Perhaps the guidestones were hinting at a planned culling.

      tell us what 2022 is and will be like.

  33. Roundball Shaman July 8, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

    “The governments of virtually all the nations of Western Civ have become enemies of their people.”

    Most governments throughout time have been enemies of their people. It’s just that now the Monsters in Charge have new toys and powers to play with to assert their psychopathy and pain.

    There seems to be some kind of rule that in organized society (and some disorganized ones as well), the Worst Among Us always have to take over and assert pain and torture upon the People.

    And We the People have been taking this for so long that we now expect in and can fathom no other kind of social order.

    “This latter saga of R. Hunter Biden is so well-publicized in its grotesque details…”

    A poster boy for the Age of Decay and Decadence. And one more ‘D’… an Age of Death.

    “Meanwhile, the very people who helped engineer the Wuhan Sars C-19 virus — and the mRNA ‘vaccines’ now proving way deadlier than the virus — are still in the employ of our government…”

    Why wouldn’t they be? They are doing a stellar job for what They were hired for. Raises and high-fives (with a double-layer of gloves on!) for all of them.

    “… we have no idea what the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might signify — except, perhaps, the ominous beginning of a global trend.”

    In an Age of Chaos… chaos is the goal. Chaos is the pathway. A social contract of chaos and disorder… to bring in The New (Old Serfdom) Order. When We the People beg for ‘order!’… and we want order so bad that we accept Their New Hellish Order. Arriving right on schedule.

    Remember the Guidestones – and more importantly – the monsters and the twisted philosophy that such a Monument to Hell represented.

    As the old spiritual goes… ‘This World is not our home and we’re just-ah passin’ though’.

    And one day, we’ll all meet up behind those Pearly Gates and swap stories about just how effed up these Times were.

    And smile that certain parties who inflicted this pain upon our World are all meeting up in another place that’s much, much, hotter.

    Until then… enjoy the ride. The wildest roller-coaster ever conceived.

  34. Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

    New COVID Variant Called “Centaurus” Is The New “Stealth Omicron”

    www(dot)shtfplan(dot)com/headline-news/new-covid-variant-called-centaurus-is-the-new-stealth-omicron

    A new Omicron subvariant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is being dubbed “Centaurus,” or the new “stealth omicron.” The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Fortune on Thursday that this could be the “most immune-evasive” variant yet.

    It’s never-ending with the fear and panic over people getting colds. There have been a whopping two cases of BA.2.75, dubbed “Centaurus,” detected in the U.S., with the first being identified on June 14, a spokesperson for the CDC said. But that won’t stop the media or ruling class from pushing the fear onto the public.

    This new subvariant was first detected in India, and it’s tough to say if it’ll be the next one the rulers will use to overly panic the public or not,

    —–

    Booga Booga!

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

      Geez, give it up already people. Medical fear porn, that is what we are all living with these days. Maybe if enough of us tune it out and ignore things the people that try feeding this news to us will just go away?

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 5:33 pm #

      We’re back in limited mask conditions up here in LALA land again too. Looks like we’re building up takeoff speed for a new round of CV19 insanity in the fall and winter. And the legions of rubes still haven’t figured it out.

      Altogether now, let’s hear it…

      Ya just can’t fix stupid!!!

      • Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 9:38 am #

        At the start of the Hoax, I told my very left-wing social worker wife that most of what we are experienceing is driven by the fact that, sadly, most people are stupid. They may have a few things they are good at, but overall, they are really stupid.

        After about two years, she agreed.

    • malthuss July 8, 2022 at 6:07 pm #

      monkey pox

      • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

        Honkeypox

  35. Wxtwxtr July 8, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

    “Live from New York!”
    “It’s Saturday Night!”

    Wow. The good old days.
    Have’t been back since 2013.

    JHK – wish I could make it.
    But I’m stuck in Phoenix!
    Please have a video or audio for all of us sequestered.

  36. Paula D July 8, 2022 at 3:25 pm #

    Oh for Pete’s sakes. I tried a link and took out the dot and still had it go to moderation.
    I found this interesting…
    johnhelmer dot net/ dot the-coming-verdict-in-the-mh17-trial-is-certain-and-double-dutch/

  37. cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:33 pm #

    In keeping with updates on our “Flubber In Chief” Biden, today he was speaking after signing the executive order on federal level abortion freedoms. He said something along the line of “and I quote….Repeat the line”, basically reading cues off the teleprompter verbatim.

    Although this should come as no surprise to any of us here, it is still remarkable. I would encourage you to search online for the “Biden repeat the line” video and you will find yourself laughing along to his fumbling antics.

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:53 pm #

      “It is noteworthy that the percentage of women who register to vote and cast a ballot is consistently higher than the percentage of the men who do so – end of quote. Repeat the line. Women are not without electoral and, or political – let me be precise – not and, or – or political power,” Biden said alongside Vice President Kamala Harris and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra.

      Bedpan Biden is just about as good at reading as Ron Burgundy in the movie “Anchorman”.

      Biden’s staff is already trying to cover for this latest gaffe, with the likes of Emilie Simons, White House assistant press secretary, telling people Biden said, “let me repeat that line.”

  38. MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

    Shinzo Abe – WEF puppet:

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/authors/shinzoabe/

    Maybe someone is starting to rid the world of the ghouls.

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:46 pm #

      Yup, good riddance to bad rubbish I guess you could say. The WEF needs to update their website listing of him with the date of his demise. Any hackers out there care to take on the WEF website?

      • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 5:41 pm #

        There are a few who have had profiles on the site who were not puppets.

        Jury is out IMO.

        • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 6:17 pm #

          Want to add: NPR called Abe a right-wing nut.

          So I think we are much closer to an answer.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:27 pm #

            Well it’s true that most assassinations are carried out because the person pissed off the PTB. But this guy was mafia-connected, etc. Just as shady and corrupt as any other world leader. And they all are.

          • thirdcoastlegend July 9, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

            Abe was against immigration and apologizing for WW2.

            That would seem to put him on the outs with the WEF gang.

    • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 4:20 pm #

      Women are life. Men are death.

      Mary Q

      • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:36 pm #

        Jarek,
        A question. At a subsistence level, men can survive without access to women. Could women do so without access to men?

        • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 4:43 pm #

          I don’t know about that. If there were no men around, who would the women belittle and hag-hag-hag against? They wouldn’t have men to blame all their problems on any longer, so that would be rich.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

            Hey women-hating assholes, what does my post have to do with women?

            A violent man killed a man. As per usual.

            Maybe remind yourselves of the 1st Rule of Misogyny:

            “Women are responsible for what men do.”

            You are pathetic.

          • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 11:01 am #

            This is another situation that I have had the opportunity to observe first-hand. Since women generally live longer than men, there a lot of old ladies with no men around. They are happy as pigs in mud. There is nothing to complain about once the husband has popped off, as there is no one around fucking up everything he touches.

        • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 4:53 pm #

          There have been many male Hermits (spiritual) and Mountain Men (mundane but extraordinary), but few female hermits or Mountain Women.

          Take care of men (get out of our way mostly) and the men will take care of women. Take care of women and men will die under bridges.

          Thus the Elite made their choice as per the Jefferson quote below.

        • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

          Another one of Nock’s observations was that women manage very well without men, while men can barely manage at all without women.

          This becomes especially noticeable when you get old. The women who are alone (divorced or widowed) are happily engaged with their families, churches, and communities. They take up quilting or gardening and join book clubs, writers’ clubs, and garden clubs. If someone is teaching a class on how to make Christmas tree ornaments out of tobacco-can lids, they’re on it. They do volunteer work or babysit the grandkids. They meet friends for lunch. The men, on the other hand, watch TV all day, often while drinking themselves to death. They have no interests or hobbies and little or no social life.

          Widows often blossom after their husbands pass away, since hubby was the chief obstacle to doing the things they always wanted to do, going the places they always wanted to go, and even to having friendships. They can listen to good music at home and in the car, instead of listening to whatever vulgar crap their husband preferred. They can watch good movies. Basically, they can have a life.

          • Woodchuck July 9, 2022 at 12:15 am #

            There are always exceptions to the rule, like the famous aviator Jackie Cochran. Her husband was partly disabled but a genius businessman and airplane enthusiast who owned a company that made airplanes, Republic Aviation Inc. He said he lived vicariously via his wife who was doing things he could only dream about. Jackie never in her life ever let any men tell her where she could or couldn’t go. She didn’t go to movies, her life itself would have made a great movie.

            Chuck Yeager told the best story about her in his autobiography. The Pentagon had her traveling to the Soviet Union under a special invitation to take part in a big aviation conference involving multiple countries. But the meeting place was in Soviet Russia. She was flying in her own private passenger plane, and naturally had a bunch of “spies” aboard, including Yeager. First stop was supposed to be at an air force base way up northeast Canada, for refueling. On the radio she was denied permission to land at the base because the colonel in charge hadn’t read his messages from Washington. Low on fuel she landed anyway, and she and her passengers were detained and her aircraft confiscated. The base commander let her have her phone call, and it was around 2 am. Instead of calling a lawyer she called the secretary of the air force on his private home phone number. When he managed to answer in Washington, she told him that she was having bad problems at the airbase and handed the phone over to the colonel. Poor dude turned pale and gray, standing at attention while the Air Force secretary rotorootered him out on the phone. A woman came out of nowhere, landed at his base, and for a short while took control of the place and got her gas. Next stop Greenland.

            Somehow, Jackie (and other women like her) never got the message that women had to sit around and be losers because some guy somewhere thinks that’s how it should be.

          • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 12:47 pm #

            They have no interests or hobbies and little or no social life. – Anthea

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

            Anth, your comment above is very astute in all but one aspect.

            I will be 82 in Nov and my wife, Bo, will be 73 in Oct. I am about 9 yrs her senior. Our 3 kids are raised and live elsewhere. There is only Peter to be concerned with (haha, ONLY!, as if) and Bo handles 95% of that grunt work. Essentially she has to handle and direct every aspect of another person’s life in addition to her own and much of mine.

            And yet Bo manages to have this incredibly full (and, to me, exhausting) outside life of endless activities. Yesterday there was water aerobics in the morning and book club in the evening. She does yoga and other forms of exercise including those slow motion movements in a class directed by a Chink woman. I forget what that is called. Tie chi?

            On Wednesdays she has art class run by a 93-94 year old woman. She goes out to lunch with 2 ‘girl’ friends on Thursdays. She cares for plants throughout our house and around our back yard.

            Her circle of women friends take one another out to lunch on their birthdays, buy them little gifts (like earrings or scarves) and properly wrap them and tie with a bow and present with a B-day card personalized with cute drawings of people, pets, or other. There is no end to my wife’s outside activities. Sewing club. They are always going to fabric stores. I just dropped her and Gail at the train station. They’re going to a play in NYC.

            I, on the other hand, have a completely different routine. After breakfast I go to my ‘man cave,’ turn on the TV, tune to CNBC, mute the sound, and only glance at it through the day when I want to see what the market averages are doing. I also pull up the Kunstler blog on my PC and begin to catch up on the reading of all comments. I start at the bottom and work upwards so I’m generally reading them in reverse order from the time they were posted. I have no activities with other old men other than a phone call with an old HS chum up in Maine every month or so. We mostly talk about our various aches, pains, and illnesses.

            Back in the day (my 40s and 50s) I had male friends with whom I was a teammate on a pool team in the Tavern Pool League. I did this for years. It would never have crossed the minds of any of these males to take one another to lunch or give them a birthday gift. Let’s face it, men and women are vastly different creatures.

            And here is the one thing in your comment above where you go wrong: you seem to assume we men are unhappy that we are not out and about doing things with our guy friends like women are. Actually we are very happy to be doing almost none of that.

          • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

            @ Q Schtik:

            I am probably more like you in my habits, than I am like your wife, as I’m pretty much of a homebody. Also, I’m 73. I have a few friends that I meet for lunch from time to time–and talk with about aches and pains on the phone. I used to go to the local book club and writers’ club, but they suspended that during covid, and I never got around to going back. This was partly because I was in the process of moving and selling my house, and trying to make the old place presentable was quite a chore in itself. I also sell soap and skincare products at the farmers’ market in KC, where I’d talk to people all day long every week. Very social. But I’m finding it more and more difficult to keep up with production. Market days–which used to be fun–seem more and more like a struggle with all the lifting and lugging to set up and break down, and I’m getting to where the heat is hard to bear. So I’m attending the market less and less often. It’s all getting to where it’s not fun any more.

            Besides that, there is the garden–a joint project with my daughter, who is next door and has done most of the work. This house is where my daughter and her husband lived before they bought the big old farmhouse next door, so the garden (and the chickens and goats) are on this property. But my daughter recently started a full-time, work-from-home job, so I’m trying to step up to the plate on the garden work. (And not succeeding very well, as it’s HOT out there.) I am trying to learn to shoot rabbits, so I do a little target practice now and then. I’m getting pretty good at hitting the bullseye on a target, but not very good at all at hitting a rabbit.

            Long story short: I too play on the laptop most of the day. I also get to chat with my daughter when she comes over to do chores in the morning, and my son-in-law when he comes over to do chores in the evening. So I get to tell my old-person stories about how a friend (a gay guy) and I used to walk over to Redemptorist and sit on the lawn in front of the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and pray the rosary, and go to First Saturday devotions together, and sometimes read poetry aloud in the evening. (He could do an unforgettable rendition of “The Bishop Orders His Tomb at St. Praxed’s.”) I will probably always have a tender heart for gay men because of this stuff.

            But I am reminiscing too much.

        • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 11:18 pm #

          @ Jarek:

          What exactly do men do for women? I can’t think of anything. Maybe you can name something.

          • Q. Shtik July 8, 2022 at 11:38 pm #

            What exactly do men do for women? I can’t think of anything. Maybe you can name something. – Anthea

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

            We take out the trash. Its a time honored tradition, we do the trash and the recyclables.

          • Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 9:34 am #

            In our little corner: makes the bigger paycheck, fixes house problems, handles the tougher discipliary situations where the son just won’t listen to the mom.

            Oh, and helped make the son.

            Seems like a good deal to me.

          • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 10:50 am #

            My ex tried taking out the trash once, but was not successful at that.

          • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 11:37 am #

            You are not only ignorant and malicious, you are despicable.

          • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 1:02 pm #

            In our little corner: makes the bigger paycheck, fixes house problems… etc. – Night Owl

            ===========

            Yes, all true. When I said we ‘do the trash and recyclables’ as if that was all, I was being sarcastic.

            In my case I handle virtually all paperwork and financial decisions… health insurance, car insurance, homeowners, investments, reconciliation of bank accounts. All of this makes my wife’s eyes glaze over.

          • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

            @ Q Schtik:

            Sounds like you have a functional marriage where you are making an equal contribution. I have seen some marriages like that. In fact, two of my daughters are married to fine young men. Another daughter is in a long-term relationship with a very good guy whom everyone in the family likes–though he’s a bit of a flake in some ways. (He gave everyone a copy of “The Secret” awhile back, because he’s really into that.) One of my former neighbors has devoted years to taking care of his wife, who is almost completely disabled. He’s an all-around good guy in many ways–highly intelligent, capable, and so remarkably modest as to cause one of my daughters to comment admiringly.

            Even some really good guys can be a trainwreck when it comes to managing finances, so this chore often falls to the wife. So do home repairs and even car repairs in some cases, especially if hubby works long hours.

            In my experience, guys like the above (and yourself) are the rare exceptions. And I have a LOT of experience. People tend to confide in me. I’m not sure why, but I think it’s probably because they can tell that, whatever it is, I’ve “been there, done that.”

            I don’t know if you have daughters or not, but if you do you are likely to get some idea about what women are dealing with, when it comes to the men.

          • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 9:54 pm #

            I don’t know if you have daughters or not, but if you do you are likely to get some idea about what women are dealing with, when it comes to the men. – Anthea

            ===========

            I have one daughter. She’s married to a terrific guy. I was the officiant that married them. They have no children and that’s probably a good thing because I don’t think my daughter could handle it. They have 2 beautiful Corgi dogs. We call them our grand dogs.

          • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 12:46 pm #

            Q: After decades of extracurricular activities, obviously women are better at them than recently retired men who may not know what to do with their freedom. Sudden deaths of recent retirees are not uncommon. You seem to have handled it, but do you get any regular exercise apart from yard work – like walking?

            What was your daughter’s degree in again? Was it feminist studies?

          • Night Owl July 10, 2022 at 6:29 pm #

            A good balance is critical. My wife is better than me at many things, and I am happy to admit that.

            Money aside, her work is also far more important than mine.

          • Anthea July 11, 2022 at 9:49 am #

            @ Jarek:

            “After decades of extracurricular activities, obviously women are better at them than recently retired men who may not know what to do with their freedom.”

            Most women work full-time, these days, and have no more time for “extracurricular activities” than men. The difference is, men just aren’t interested in anything. Free time is spent playing golf or watching sports on TV.

            One of my farm-wife friends (the market gardener) is continually frustrated by her husband’s approach to farming–which he does mechanically and by rote. He can’t identify plant or insect life and is uninterested in the information it provides. He is uninterested in soil science, micronutrients, or any innovations, refinements, and techniques related to farming or food production. Meanwhile, she attends every available seminar and conference on organic gardening, farming, and business management and promotion. She manages three websites and keeps the books. Hubby is just not INTERESTED in anything and has no curiousity about anything.

            I do know a couple of guys who do have interests. One of them has a full-time job and is into highly innovative approaches to animal husbandry, rotational grazing, and soil reclamation, and is a big fan of Alan Savory. He’s also into low-cost building methods and has done some highly innovative things along both lines–some of which were his own inventions. He also has other activities. He’s a musician, and he goes to nursing homes to provide the old folks with entertainment.

            The other guy is (among other things) a licensed pot grower. He knows everything there is to know about growing pot and making interesting products out of it. (I dabbled in making CBD products for awhile, and the chemistry and math involved is not for dummies. Made the house smell like skunk weed and didn’t pencil out in terms of profit.) This guy has always done innovative things in the way of the building trades and mechanical stuff. People always said that he made pipe bombs in his idlesse, so I guess he also knows about explosives.

            But guys like that are rare. Most of them border on being in a persistent vegetative state. This makes them poor companions for women (and kids)–unless you just like to watch someone watch TV.

      • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:19 pm #

        Another misquote.

        If you can’t quote people correctly, you shouldn’t bother.

        Men start wars.

        Women give birth.

        • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:23 pm #

          Another man assassinating a male head of state kinda proves my point.

          But, please try to blame women. It’s funny.

          • Cactus Girl July 8, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

            @MaryQ: they really are a bunch of retarded teenage boys, aren’t they?

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:51 pm #

            Yeah, they are.

            Arrested development is a huge problem in our culture, these goofballs seem to embody it and celebrate it on a daily basis.

        • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 11:40 am #

          Yeah, women give birth without any input from men. The frigid one has spoken.

          And then men screw up this paradise of strong nurturing women by starting wars that won’t benefit women in any way. If the women were smart, they’d kill all baby boys at birth or before.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

            You’ve gone off the deep end.

            I suppose being an incel can do that to someone.

            Look at Eliot Rogers.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

            “Frigid” isn’t an insult to me, Jarek. Sorry to burst your bubble.

            It’s merely a rude term tossed at women who won’t succumb to some impotent man’s demands. Pfffft.

          • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 12:48 pm #

            Sounds like you really could pick ’em, lol.

          • Anthea July 11, 2022 at 10:09 am #

            “Yeah, women give birth without any input from men.”

            Admittedly, the men do make about ten minutes worth of contribution. In comparison to pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, and about 20 years–more like “lifelong”–parenting, I think it is reasonable to view men’s contribution as virtually non-existent.

            “Yeah, women give birth without any input from men.”

            Admittedly, the men do make about ten minutes worth of contribution. In comparison to pregnancy, childbirth, nursing, and about 20 years–more like “lifelong”–parenting, I think it is reasonable to view men’s contribution as virtually non-existent.

        • Hereward the Woke July 11, 2022 at 8:01 am #

          Try and keep up, Mary. In this day and age, it’s women who start wars and men who give birth. On a more serious note, we men designed and built nearly everything that makes modern life comfortable. As feminist Camillia Paglia once said, “If women had ruled the world, we would still be living in caves – with beautifully decorated curtains”. Why can’t we recognise that it takes both men and women to build a healthy civilisation?

  39. thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

    Zerohedge is reporting nationwide debit card outages in Canada.

    This is probably a test run for the coming bank shutdowns and bail-ins to CBDCs.

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      Make sure you have enough cash and other fungibles on hand for when your money can no longer be accessed. I think what we need right now is a good old fashioned bank run!

      • Night Owl July 8, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

        The plan is to make the money worthless to usher in a blockchain-based currency.

        The BIS already let the cat out of the bag.

        If they get that far, cash won’t matter. Buy what you need now.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 8, 2022 at 8:08 pm #

          Night-

          I figure they will just close the banks one Friday and we will awaken to our new FedRes accounts filled with our allotted FedCoin stipend.

          Access will be contingent on verification of a DNA sample and up-to-date jab records.

    • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:24 pm #

      They do like to test their psyops/plans on the people there. I remember the wolf pack scare during the 2020 crazy time.

  40. Jarek July 8, 2022 at 3:36 pm #

    The Supreme Court and the federal government have crushed federalism by asserting federal power. While countless media outlets are decrying today’s “illegitimate Supreme Court,” almost every major progressive victory — including same-sex marriage, abortion, desegregation, the doctrine of “disparate impact,” affirmative action, abolishing school prayer — was imposed by the Supreme Court.

    Taking journalists and progressives at their word, if the Court is illegitimate today, it’s hard to see why it was legitimate in the past. Christopher Caldwell argued in The Age of Entitlement that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 essentially replaced the Constitution. The Framers surely didn’t think they were giving the federal government the power to abolish freedom of association.

    If the Supreme Court is illegitimate, why should we respect its earlier decisions? The Framers wanted Congress to challenge the Supreme Court but sadly they overestimated the courage of the people’s elected representatives, both state and federal. If Democrats challenge court rulings, perhaps Republicans will learn they can do the same thing.

    Gregory Hood

    Jarek: Abortion as “right to privacy”. Who knew such a right existed? The baby/parasite is watching women’s every move. It’s indecent!

    A good Constitution destroyed by evil judges. As Scalia said, We need our Constitution to be safely dead. Only then can it Live and provide us with Light.

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 5:49 pm #

      Let the culling begin! This sick, evil World needs a deep and thorough cleaning.

      Goodbye and Good Riddance.

      • CrusherMuldoon July 8, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

        Let me see. Praying for Griner and not Abe. Hypocrite

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 7:10 pm #

          No. You misunderstand, Crusher. I prayed for Abe.

          I am saying “Goodbye” and “Good Riddance” to these corrupt times.

          I am many things but hypocrite is not 1 of them.

        • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:11 pm #

          I wonder if he’ll follow you around for months now attacking you like some sort of nutjob. That’s what he did when I pointed out his hypocrisy (which is constant, and he doesn’t seem to know it, apparently).

          In any case, if he doesn’t launch an attack on you for using that word, I can put my suspicions to rest that he only attacks females.

          Which is 100% what I expect (and what bullies do).

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 7:33 pm #

            Bullies come in all shapes and sizes, you irritating asshole.

            You keep claiming that I am a hypocrite while refusing to ever, once, point to an example of my hypocrisy, you irritating asshole.

            I do not attack you for being a woman. I attack you for being an asshole, you asshole.

            You think that because you are a woman, you are exempt from being held accountable for your unJust attacks lest your victim defend himself and then be declared a misogynist by you, you asshole.

            Like YOU are Womanhood, you asshole!

            I will hold Crusher accountable for unJustly calling me a hypocrite, do not worry, Asshole.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:44 pm #

            Nope.

            I said the word hypocrite and you went ballistic.

            When aren’t you a hypocrite? You say you love people then unleash diatribes like this one.

            You are one confused mess.

            Getting off the booze obviously didn’t do much for you – I can’t imagine how bad you were then.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 7:54 pm #

            Nope.

            It is not up to me to disprove your accusations, you asshole. It is not for me to prove when I am not a hypocrite. I am ALWAYS not a hypocrite.

            You are the accuser, dipshit. It is for you to prove your allegations rather than simply libelously state them unfounded as fact. D’uh!

            —–

            I love a handful of people. The vast majority are dumb-asses that will not repent and will go to Hell. TruStory

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:18 pm #

            True: This blog’s comment section is 100% more enjoyable without you & Jarek.

            True: When you show up, Jarek gets even more worked up.

            True: When both of you are in circle-jerk mode, you get the other old dudes riled up, and attacks on women start, which have nothing whatsoever to do with any discussions at hand.

            I’m sure others have observed this.

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 7:22 pm #

          In fact, my response above was to Jarek’s Supreme Court posting. It had NOTHING to even do with Abe’s assassination.

          You argue corruptly, Crusher. Shame on you.

          I’d simply ignore you … but I like swatting mosquitos.

          God bless you. May you repent your sins before it is too late.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            You should repent yours first and STFU when it comes to judging others.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:50 pm #

            I repent my sins every night and do not judge others, you asshole.

          • elysianfield July 9, 2022 at 12:37 am #

            “and (I) do not judge others, you asshole.”

            OK, Canadian humor…I think I’m beginning to see it….

          • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 11:36 am #

            I sense that OG’s calls for repentance are not a new facet to his personality, but are of many years’ standing.

            It’s perfectly charming, of course, but I can see how you could get tired of it, if you were…his wife.

        • elysianfield July 9, 2022 at 12:39 am #

          Crusher,
          I pray that the unamerican bitch serves her full 10 years with the dignity I know she posesses….

      • CrusherMuldoon July 8, 2022 at 6:49 pm #

        How about loving the sinner and hating the sinner, Hawkins?

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 7:07 pm #

          You are Right, that is my mandate, Crusher. But I’m done. I tried my Best. I can’t fix this mess. I can’t even make a dent. I give. “Uncle!”

          Dumb-asses everywhere.

          The Lord Almighty, on the other hand, gives slack, watches in disappointment again and again and again … and then goes Biblical Wrathful.

          It is time. Let’s do this thing. Let’s go!

          • CrusherMuldoon July 8, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

            Let the culling begin! This sick, evil World needs a deep and thorough cleaning.

            Goodbye and Good Riddance.

            JUSGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:02 pm #

            It is God’s plan, dipshit. It’s not my plan.

            I do not judge. God will judge. I know that. I repent my many sins every night as of course I will be judged and I know that I have absolutely no Hope without God’s forgiveness and mercy.

            I am not judging. We all know God’s game-plan – it’s published. I’m simply saying, “Let’s do this thing!”

            No hypocrisy here. Just a man ready for The Show.

        • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:47 pm #

          He’s a hypocrite. He says one thing and does another.

          Rinse & repeat.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:03 pm #

            For example … ?

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:16 pm #

            Seriously? LMAO. Everyone can see for themselves, just as Muldoon noticed today.

            You contradict yourself in every statement.

            I’m guessing your cognitive dissonance is pretty uncomfy.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:47 pm #

            Yes, serious. Crusher was completely mistaken as he thought that I was referring to Abe when I was not. I corrected his error. Try to keep up, Asshole.

            You argue like you think that you need simply state whatever you want as fact and then you delusionally Believe it to be fact.

            Here in the Real World, one must back their explosive allegations with Truth … or shut their lying pie-holes, Asshole.

            You’ve been calling me a hypocrite for a long, long time, Asshole, but you have never once pointed to an actual example of my alleged hypocrisy. Not once. Asshole.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

            You’re a hypocrite, and too stupid to see it.

            I’m not angry, I’m entertained.

            Funny you still don’t see that.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 10:00 pm #

            BTW? Who told you that you have a high IQ? They lied.

            You are really not very bright.

    • Anthea July 10, 2022 at 11:27 am #

      The concept of “a right to privacy” (if such a thing existed in law) could be interpreted to mean many very ugly things. It could be claimed to mean that you get to beat your wife and molest your kids, for example.

  41. BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 4:13 pm #

    Local Exxon stations were out of mid grade and premium gasoline today; last week regular was hard to find. I was rather surprised, but on second thought– this might become the norm. Still, traffic is thick. There’s a sense of panic in the air … when transportation fuel runs down completely then this place will take on an apocalyptic hue. Amongst other things, that’s when revolvers will be coming out of glove compartments.

    I know, get an EV. A Ford dealership a few towns over has no new vehicles on the lot, but a Ford F-150 Lightening came in. Pricetag: $119,000.

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

      Really, where exactly in the world (or the USA) is this phenomena occurring? I haven’t encountered any fuel shortages here in the Midwest.

      August isn’t even here yet, so just imagine what might happen if a major hurricane swoops in to take care of business!

      • Lyndy33 July 8, 2022 at 6:08 pm #

        No shortage here in Nevada. Shortage of money but not gas.

      • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 12:10 pm #

        No shortages of anything lately, here in Missouri.

    • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:33 pm #

      “There’s a sense of panic in the air … ”

      BRH,
      Agreed…I’m beginning to feel it and I got nothing to worry about.

      • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 4:44 pm #

        Cue creepy sounding music, with nails on chalkboard screech.

      • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 7:55 pm #

        Well, you got that brace of S&W Model 29s, E.

        Should be sufficient to deal with any problems that might arise.

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 5:28 pm #

      Premium grades were out for a week or two up here last week. About the only place I drive to is the grocery store and the gas station, which are right next to each other, so I wasn’t overly concerned. For the people that commute long distances to work here I wonder if they haven’t considered camping out all week. Real estate’s either unavailable or unaffordable, so no relief there. I might have to keep my current dump after I move on as a rental investment after all. There’s people renting single bedrooms out boarding house style for $1K/month, so the sky’s the limit.

      • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 6:18 pm #

        DA, 1K per month, in New Mexico?

        • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:56 pm #

          Yep. A fact. For a bedroom in a family home.

  42. Jarek July 8, 2022 at 4:19 pm #

    “Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties. 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise, depository of the public interests. In every country these two parties exist: and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves”.

    Thomas Jefferson or Jefferson Airplane?

    • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm #

      “Thomas Jefferson or Jefferson Airplane?”

      Jarek,
      ” May the Baby Jesus shut your mouth and open your mind”.

      Fillmore or Audebon Ballroom poster?

      • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 4:50 pm #

        Well Audebon was the bird guy, and we know that birders are racist, so I’m going to have to go with Fillmore.

        • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

          Yeah, but in all actuality, birds aren’t even real.

          https : // birdsarentreal (dot) com

        • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

          J., James Audabon was a talented artist, but it was at the Audubon Museum down in Fairfield, Ct that I found out he was a prolific BIRD HUNTER, and a competent shotgun man.

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

            Argh! I didn’t know. 🙁

          • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 9:04 pm #

            Yeah, birds don’t hold still too well when you’re trying to paint them. And they don’t pose too well when they’re dead.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 12:56 am #

            So sad. I can’t imagine wanting to shoot birds with anything except a camera.

          • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 12:35 pm #

            Why not step in and try shotgun art? Pick up where Burroughs left off. You could be the new Jackson Pollock or Hunter Biden.

        • elysianfield July 8, 2022 at 8:32 pm #

          Jarek,
          A trick question…it was a poster for the Avalon Ballroom!

          …only a trick ’cause I didn’t know it myself…..

        • Anthea July 8, 2022 at 11:29 pm #

          He means the Avalon Ballroom.

  43. cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 4:52 pm #

    And why is Sleepy Joe sending portions of our emergency oil reserves off to China and other European countries for refining, when we desperately need that oil here at home?

    There are reports that China has purchased oil from U.S. emergency reserves to bolster its own stockpile.

    JOEY B. IS A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT AT THIS POINT, NOW MORE THAN EVER!!!

    • Lyndy33 July 8, 2022 at 6:04 pm #

      Joe probably has no clue that some oil went to China and his son’s company will profit from it bit. A million barrels of oil is well below Joe’s pay grade. The bastard that signed off on it just to please the higher ups is the traitor.

      • BackRowHeckler July 8, 2022 at 7:57 pm #

        Wait a minute, Hunter has a company?

        I thought he was a full time artist, producing masterpieces that rival Van Gogh and sell for $500 a crack?

        • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

          Notice how his big debut into the art world was mostly laughed off and never spoken about again.

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

          “$500 a crack” or “$500 for crack”?

        • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 9:00 pm #

          $500?

          “Hunter Biden’s artworks have reportedly been fetched for $75,000 each.” NY Post, 10/7/21

          “…Hunter Biden finally showed up at the Manhattan art gallery where his novice paintings are being offered for up to $500,000 each…” NY Post, 11/10/21

          “Hunter Biden expected to meet with potential art buyers before anonymous sales…” CBS News, 9/8/21

          “the White House said that potential buyers of the pieces would not be disclosed.” Western Journal, 7/19/21

          Can anyone say, “Money laundering”?

          Hope the Ruskies capture Burisma headquarters – and its executives – intact. Hope they let the world know what they find.

          • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 11:06 pm #

            “Ask and ye shall receive.” (Well, not really, but I’ve found that use of clichés enhances one’s credibility.)

            Very informative article over at Vineyard of the Saker. A presentation on US-funded biolabs in the Ukraine, by the Russian Ministry of Defense. Original documents included for your reading pleasure.

            Guess who features prominently? That’s right – our poster boy for grift, nepotism, and cocaine, Hunter Biden.

            Metabiota: a health startup whose expertise is in tracking epidemics. $18 million from the Department of Defense between 2014 and 2016.

            Rosemont Seneca: Hunter Biden’s investment firm. Invested $500,000 (the price of one of Hunter’s better paintings…) in Metabiota.

            What a tangled web they weave.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 12:57 am #

            Well, yeah, you of all people understand that the ‘art world’ is a big laundering scheme.

          • Blackbird July 9, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

            Mary, are you implying that my art auctions are a money laundering operation?

            Interesting… What tipped you off?

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:19 pm #

            BB is your ‘art’ for sale in major art houses in NYC for $500K+?

            If not… sorry bud, you didn’t make it to the laundry party.

  44. wm5135 July 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm #

    What is being destroyed is the notion that western culture’s two millenia long Hunter Biden binge will continue. To parody Carlin, Eurasia will be just fine, it’s you who is going away.

    Western civilization is populated for the most part by willing indentured servants, also known as cheap whores, from stem to stern.

    Perhaps Quicken Finance is correct,”You deserve” 18% compound interest.

    Manifest Destiny!!!!!

    as far as the CCP, seems our host has not assimilated Sun Tzu

  45. chet_the_farmer July 8, 2022 at 5:19 pm #

    The word ‘lead’ is in the word ‘leader’.
    We all know they need more.

    • cowbell81 July 8, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

      Gives a whole new perspective to the old phrase: “Get the lead out.”

      Too bad they don’t make leaded pencils anymore, nor lead paint or leaded gasoline.

      I guess there is only one thing left to with with all that lead…….

  46. MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:34 pm #

    Jo Jo Magoo wants military women to be forced to shower with men, because we wouldn’t want to hurt the trans’ feewings.

    Of course, since he used to inappropriately shower with his daughter, I’m guessing it makes perfect sense to him.

    https://newspunch.com/bidens-woke-military-female-soldiers-must-now-shower-with-men/

  47. Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm #

    How many men here on CFN both LOVE women and DESPISE Mary? Surely I’m not the only one.

    Mary Believes that she is exempt from much-deserved criticism and, when she gets her much-deserved criticism, she feels that it is unJust and that she is only receiving it because she is a woman!

    She has equality but has no sniff how to use it.

    Thank God she did not replicate! That’s enough of that! More than enough.

    =====

    “Stunning.” Hahahaha! Right.

    Suuuuuure she is. No doubt.

    Hahahaha!

    • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 7:48 pm #

      LOL, another meltdown.

      Good times.

      *Clink*

      (A nice Malbec)

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:06 pm #

        “Stunning.” Hahahaha!

        • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:13 pm #

          Like I said above, “arrested development”

          Are you actually in your late 50’s?

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:36 pm #

            57 … but I never let age get in the way of Truth v Lies.

            —–

            “Bible-humpers”
            – A Hell-bound “stunning” old maid spinster hag

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:38 pm #

            Have you made fun of the dudes up here with regard to age, sex or appearance?

            Just wondering if those attacks are only reserved for females.

            Since it’s obvious now you’re fighting with some of the guys, I’m waiting for you to call them sexist names, etc. Not seeing it. What gives?

          • MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:40 pm #

            “I don’t judge.” – O.G.

            “Except when the voices in my head force me to.” – Also O.G.

            O.G. Judging just 10 mins after denying he does it:

            “– A Hell-bound “stunning” old maid spinster hag”

            What a nutter!

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 8:59 pm #

            Now you completely fabricate quotes in efforts to “win” an argument?!?!?!

            I never said that, you lying, corrupt, mis-quoting asshole.

            —–

            My knowing that you will be judged is not the same as my judging you, Asshole. D’uh!

            You are a Hell-bound “stunning” old maid spinster hag. Fact. You do not repent your sins. You’ve told us that. This is simply a statement of undisputed fact. Sad but True.

            On the other hand, Mary. It is not too late for you. Yet. Repent your sins and ask God for His immense forgiveness and mercy.

            God bless you.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:09 am #

            I copied your quotes directly using C&P.

            You really are delusional. Anyone can scroll up and see for themselves.

            LOL.

            Your self-owns are almost as embarrassing as Fake Trae’s.

    • Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 9:23 am #

      Would you just shut up?

      Get over whatever she did that you didn’t like.

      Christ on a crutch.

  48. MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:15 pm #

    Scroll all the way to the bottom.

    Enjoy yo bugz.

    *Coming Soon!*

    Because climate change loons think that it’s better for the planet to annihilate billions of small bugs which requires a lot of FOSSIL FUEL than to have ranches.

    Insanity on wheels.

    https://aspirefg.com/

  49. MaryQueen July 8, 2022 at 8:52 pm #

    Who, besides O.G., on this blog’s comments threads, has ever made a post specifically asking people to pile on another commenter, using extreme rhetoric like “despise”?

    I think this might be a first. Congrats, Mr. “non-judgmental.”

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 9:01 pm #

      I do DESPISE your ugly Pride, Mary. It is disgusting. TruStory

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 8, 2022 at 9:03 pm #

        I’m off to Marina’s to watch Ottawa Red Blacks at Saskatchewan Roughriders now. See ya.

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:02 am #

        I don’t care what you despise about me, Mr. Hypocrite.

    • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 9:58 pm #

      I appreciate how our host generally allows the commentariat to be a self-policing community, only occasionally stepping in to correct the more severe cases of abuse…

    • Jarek July 8, 2022 at 11:49 pm #

      You always pile on if anyone says anything against me. Two of my all time favorite posts: you did it with Rulo and Kesa and they rebuffed you.

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:00 am #

        Agreeing with people is not the same as making a post calling for people to hate on someone.

        But I know you have comprehension issues in that regard so I’d expect nothing less than this stupid comment from you.

        SMH, Jarek. Seriously.

        • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 11:46 am #

          Yes, it’s not. But you do both because arguing is an angry activity that leads to hate, unlike debate which you know nothing about. Thus you try to get people to hate me because you do. Rulo and Kesa told you to get lost with that.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 3:00 pm #

            More bullshit.

            I hate you? That’s news. I don’t even know you.

  50. niner July 8, 2022 at 9:23 pm #

    Jim has said:


    who or what entity is behind this world-ending mischief remains a matter of baffling consternation

    yes, and not just the entity, but the communication system.

    it is manifestly clear by now, that there is a secret global communication system among the wokester deep state nations of the globalist commune.

    this has been demonstrated a dozen times with linguistic comparisons among the WEF nations, when they all initiate a new propaganda slogan overnight, whether, green-gargling, spurious vaxx rationales, or UKR war pitches. they use the same words, their medias use the same sentences. within minutes and hours of each other.

    this is de facto evidence of prior co-ordination and obedience to some central emitter of “the plan.”

    so yes, centralization is after all, their stated objective, global centralization. no surprise there. but even ever so willing there still has to be physical ear to ear, eye to eye, mind to mind, transmission through a secret transmission system. it is a communication system because it — a fortiori — must exist, and secret because it has never been exposed, named or proven in the mass or the alt public media. although doubtless the intels know of it, and some must participate so they can learn their lines and play their parts in a timely manner.

    this is the biggest most gigantic, most global mafia crime cartel in human history. and it has a secret internet or some frequency transmission system. and it is synchronous. no drop boxes here.

    perhaps the famous quantum internet is already here and in use.

    one could envisage a tolkien palantir, but probably nothing so elegant and mysterious. just some new and inevitable technique of frequency. it is the perfect shielding of this secret communication system that is so amazing. but remember the manhattan project, what — 2 million knew at the time and at some level, and yet no blabs made it to the media, or even AFAWK, to whispers and speculations.

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:54 pm #

      I think you’re making more of it than need be. Secret but not so secret “agreements” have hidden in plain sight among the elite for decades now, if not for well more than a century. Recent history has shown us how ridiculously easy it is for internet memes to propagate, so it’s really nothing more sophisticated than that. As far as the “globalist mafia cartel,” or whatever you want to call it, of course they talk to each other all the time and take reasonable care to ensure that that us plebes don’t routinely intercept their transmissions. I’d be surprised if they didn’t. Once again, not exactly rocket science, especially considering how much money an power they wield in the first place.

    • anmariwakaranai July 8, 2022 at 10:59 pm #

      Very good point niner. Though, couldn’t they just be emailing or something?

      Awhile ago someone was missing rulo. I believe it’s high season on the avacado farm and he may be back in the winter.

      Good to see OG. Sad to see him wasting his big brain on fights. Come on, give us some of that crazy logic man. Oh and say 1 4 me k?

      Congrats Jim on speaking at a republican event. Big ups. Knock em dead with ‘science’. Save those mofos! Be brutal. Be true. Like you need advice.

      • anmariwakaranai July 8, 2022 at 11:45 pm #

        Oh and congrats Am! Watch out for them lines!

    • niner July 9, 2022 at 4:28 pm #

      Dis – that was always chomsky’s theory–the natural confluence of like minds. however that theory–while seemingly rational in the world of daily newsprint, breaks down with the *identical words and phrasing* of instantaneous and simultaneous authority speakers, both media and pols.

      i’d adduce two other well-known secret transmission systems used for conspiracy purposes:

      the encrypted-blackberries of the spy ring of Radical Islamic spy master Imran Awan & Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-fla)–which the gumshoe George Webb uncovered, including the physical whereabouts of the military grade blackberries. (IIRC, hunter biden had one of those encrypted blackberries, for his crime family conspiracies)

      and the DOD US army intel communications pool, which included intel analyst Chelsea Manning, who transmitted several hundred- thousands of classified docs to wikileaks. AFAIK, the DOD classified intel pool had an access list of over 1 million security clearance gov.ees/contractors. yet, Chelsea was the only whistle. an amazing fact.

      these are further examples of carefully designed secret transmission systems for the purpose of conspiracy and co-ordination.

      when you see a highly coordinated conspiracy, you can bet they have a secret transmission/coms

      and the global covid and vaxx fraud is exhibit A of a highly coordinated global conspiracy.

      • Disaffected July 10, 2022 at 10:08 am #

        Agreed. That’s the operational nuts and bolts of it. But at the highest strategic levels I think these guys just naturally gravitate to one another, as C. Wright Mills hypothesized in The Power Elite so many years ago. Their entire social and familial milieu is made up of each other (remember, at that level marriages are more often than not arranged with future power arrangements in mind), so it would be surprising if it were otherwise. At the lower operational levels, yes, industrial marketing systems are implemented to make sure the messaging is always the same. It’s really the highest level 20th century industrialism seen yet, used to manufacture the most valuable commodity of all: political and social consensus.

        • niner July 10, 2022 at 11:57 am #

          indeed so. and that is a nice realization:

          manufacture the most valuable commodity of all: political and social consensus.

          but when the consensus is in direct contradiction to the painful facts on the ground, we see the propaganda breaking down.

          one of the most painful aspects of this period is that the narrative has broken down, and there is no new narrative. the king is dead, but there is no new king.

  51. Anon1970 July 8, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

    In a fairer world, Victoria Nuland would have been extradited to the Hague and tried by the International Criminal Court for encouraging the Maidan Revolution in 2014 in Ukraine. But we don’t live in a very fair world and the US is not a member of this court.
    Ever since Gorbachev agreed to the re-unification of Germany back in 1990, NATO (i.e. the US) has ignored Russia’s security concerns. Starting in the late 1990’s, NATO began to admit former members of the East Block to membership, in spite of Russia’s opposition. The Maidan Revolution was the last straw from Russia’s point of view. Russia’s first step was to take control of Crimea, the site of its only warm water port and its naval base at Sevastopol. Then in 2015, it started construction of a land link from Crimea to Russia. Three years later, it finished its road and rail link.
    The more NATO talked about eventually admitting Ukraine and Georgia to NATO membership, the more concerned Russia got. Russia launched a preventative strike on Ukraine in Feb of 2022.

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

      Nice high level summary. Nuland and the rest of the gang of thieves in DC might yet meet an International Criminal Court for their crimes, or they might just meet a just end at the hands of a mysterious stranger for reasons untold. Either way, their time will come. Unfortunately for the rest of us, the US’s crimes they helped perpetrate will live on long later they’re gone either way.

      • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 11:01 pm #

        later = after. I think I’m going senile.

  52. trypillian July 8, 2022 at 10:40 pm #

    Tractor diplomacy [sic] in Holland was inspired by the famous Tractor Battalion of Ukraine. The invading Orcs kindly left behind their tanks and the like, often with a full compliment of ammo. They ran away under fire after seeing comrades burned alive in their tank tombs. The Tractor Battalion swiftly salvaged the vehicles and transported them to be reconditioned to deliver ordinance back to its previous owner. Now that’s what I call turning the tables.

    The other day Ukraine’s Armed Forces vaporized about 50 Orcs and many armored weapons after targeting via US HIMARS. The UAF are very pleased.

    • Disaffected July 8, 2022 at 10:43 pm #

      Do you get paid by the word or by the post? Inquiring minds want to know.

    • Blackbird July 8, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

      I understand the Mighty Army of Ukraïna have almost reached Vladivostok, and after taking the city (the cowardly Ruskies drowning themselves in the sea, rather than facing the Mighty Ukrainians) will rename it Volodymyrivostok.

      Due to their enormous pride and and outsized sacrifice, the Drag Queen Story Regiment of Volunteers from good ole USSA will take the pole position in the Victory Parade.

  53. anmariwakaranai July 8, 2022 at 11:47 pm #

    Always fun reading your comments bird. But more poetry!

  54. tom clark July 8, 2022 at 11:59 pm #

    Jimbo will be nervous, anxious and depressed returning to downtown NYC on 7/26. It’s not the place to reenergize. Go back to your chickens in upper New York. You’re an old man…kick back and relax.
    You won’t live forever…times a fadin’, my man, times a fadin’

    • BackRowHeckler July 9, 2022 at 11:58 am #

      Yeah I hope Jim writes a few lines about his observations of NYC 7/22.

  55. KesaAnna July 9, 2022 at 12:02 am #

    Hmm,

    For the longest time I have wondered what to reply — short of writing a frigging book —

    — when people say Afghanistan cannot get its act together because Afghan ‘s are inferior.

    Or when folks say 150 years of African history is explained by innate inferiority.

    It just hit me.

    Well , you aren’t Afghan,

    And you aren’t African.

    How is Globalization working out for you ?

    ( not that it would make a fucking dent in their consciousness anyway )

  56. KesaAnna July 9, 2022 at 12:25 am #

    ” I recently watched a video about Japanese army brutality at Nanking. It was over the top — what explains it? ”

    — Backrowheckler

    My theory is the Japanese, the Germans , even the Communists, were merely victims of bad timing.

    Folks used to be not so anal about keeping records , and then some asshole invented the camera , and some other asshole transformed the camera from something the size of a cart , to something no bigger than your hand.

    Nanking ?

    That sort of thing was always like that.

    You just didn’t see it.

    And if you didn’t see it , it didn’t happen.

    • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:05 am #

      We studied the Rape of Nanking in my history class at university (I graduated in 2019, so recently).

      The Japanese soldiers who committed mass atrocities were interviewed, and asked why they could do the things they did.

      They answered that the were destitute and offered money & fortune, etc. They were also convinced that the people they were killing were cockroaches and vermin and evil.

      Sound familiar?

      • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 9:33 am #

        Sounds like Hawkins-san

      • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 1:37 pm #

        (I graduated in 2019, so recently). – MQ

        ==========

        How old are you anyway?

        • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:20 pm #

          58

          • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 9:57 pm #

            So you started school rather late.

    • BackRowHeckler July 9, 2022 at 11:57 am #

      MQ, KesaA, good points.

      This is why I like this board, posters come up with angles I never even thought of. (in my own little bubble)

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

        It was VERY disturbing learning so much in my history class. We also read “King Leopold’s Ghost” which is something everyone should read (about genocide in The Congo between 1894 – 1910).

        Hard stuff to read but it’s history we should know, as we seem to keep repeating it.

        Incidently, our Exec Dir where I work had us all do the Clifton Strengths Finder test and it’s quite amazing. I was the only one whose number 1 skill was context. Meaning, basically, I’m a history buff and pretty much see everything through the lens of history.

    • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

      I don’t know if you saw my posts further up about Matthew Johnson’s views on this. Like so many oather things in history, particularly spectacularly gruesome things, the simplest expalanation is the right one. It was all made up. He says the first report of it was in 1945, eight years after it was supposed to have happened. The Americans had a lot of guilt to transfer and project after what they had done to the Jeapanese.

      • Paula D July 11, 2022 at 10:57 am #

        I am inclined to believe you, Sean Coleman.
        When atrocities are too unbelievable to believe they are probably invented.
        So need to twist into pretzels to explain it.
        We are watching it happen again in real time as they lie about Ukraine.
        Most of these commenters also believe the Holodomor bullshit also, so there you go.

  57. KesaAnna July 9, 2022 at 12:37 am #

    — it’s been awhile since I brushed up on Nanking , and my memory isn’t quite as stellar as it used to be ,

    But as I recall the Japanese army in question had just been through months of grueling campaigning , with pretty horrid casualties, and if that wasn’t bad enough, it seemed that no matter how many Chinese you killed , there were still more the very next day.

    Put people under enough pressure, and normal behavior goes right out the fucking window.

    You have already seen some hysteria in your own life , and the pot isn’t even close to boiling.

    • KesaAnna July 9, 2022 at 12:54 am #

      Also concerning such matters you might check out George Orwell’s short essay ,

      ” Shooting an Elephant ”

      In my opinion at least , the best short essay on the subject of power in an impossible situation.

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:07 am #

        You’re spot on: We read that story while studying Nanking also; brings it into focus quite well.

        Well said, KesaAnna.

    • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 1:06 am #

      Absolutely.

      But I think even more than that, they were recruited by the higher ups with all of it planned down to the smallest detail.

      It’s probably a combo of both.

      • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        Re:Nanking

        Remember too mob psychology.

        Seems that when a bunch of people get together, they can be fired up by a few “leaders” to do things they would never do individually, sort of advanced peer pressure.

        I think of what the mob did in Jerusalem under the “guidance” of the religious leaders, threatening Pontus Pilate with rioting.

        Mob psychology can be used diffusely, like when the mob is fired up against one individual and vote en masse against him.

        Or maybe one issue.

        Maybe Machiavelli was describing the use of mob tactics to coerce power.

  58. SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 4:44 am #

    The New York Post alleges that a motive has been revealed in the assassination of Shinzo Abe but says very little to explain that motive. Suggesting that it is not political. And that the assassin believed Abe was part of some organization that he held a grudge against and that authorities are unsure if said organization even exists. In other words, a potential lunatic.

    Apparently when Abe was prime minister he was incessantly pressured by US et al to retreat from open dialogue with Russia. One of Abe’s major initiatives was developing a treaty with Russia over the disputed Kuril islands. That treaty never came to pass due to his own advisors undermining that process and his successors have adopted an essentially anti-Russian attitude and are enjoined with US et al in sanctions against Russia and are reducing use of Russian energy.

    Abe also put the regime in Washington in an awkward position when he asked the US to openly clarify it’s full support for an independent Taiwan. The regime has done no such thing. And given the sabre rattling it may not be thrilled to be quickly noted as being all bark and no bite.

  59. SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 5:00 am #

    It’s actually spelled Audubon. As if appropriation and incorporation are not enough. Must the name also be desecrated? The casual profaneness feels like a thousand rampages and terrors. Give me strength Lord

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 9, 2022 at 7:44 am #

      Birds are great, but I wish he had designed our U.S. highways like he did that one in Germany..

      • Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 9:54 am #

        We have more than one.

        • gustafson.robert.22 July 9, 2022 at 11:48 am #

          All autos should be bahnned, really.

          • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 1:31 pm #

            What a devil you are lol 🙂

          • Night Owl July 11, 2022 at 4:05 am #

            No, not really.

  60. Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 9:19 am #

    Joe Bidet awards a medal and puts it on backwards.

    https://twitter.com/andre_mihaescu/status/1544782995189600260

    • Disaffected July 9, 2022 at 9:39 am #

      LOL! It was forward to him. Sad thing is, neither one of those two old birds knew the difference.

    • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 11:47 am #

      Looks like some old man comedy skit, like what Tim Conway did back in the day on the Carol Burnett show.

      • Disaffected July 9, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Exactly! Conway and Korman!

        • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:22 pm #

          Amazing combo/duo. Also watching Carol herself struggling to keep a straight face when Tim did his old man shuffle was priceless.

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 1:46 pm #

      Wow that is just – i don’t know. Maybe a lesson learned is that one should receive medals and be president when more cognitively present.

    • tully July 9, 2022 at 3:10 pm #

      As dementia ridden as Biden is, the medal was put on correctly. It hangs in front of the knot of the man’s tie. In a long shot it can’t be seen, but it is visible in close up.

      It may have been the only thing Biden got right however, given he is at the can barely walk and talk stage.

  61. CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 9:30 am #

    Coming to a state near you…soon:

    Fortune

    ‘The situation is more than dramatic’: Germany is rationing hot water and turning off the lights to reduce natural gas consumption

    • Disaffected July 9, 2022 at 9:50 am #

      Such a beautiful country. Shame to see it come to this.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 10:05 am #

      That’s during the summer by the way. Let’s see what “We support Ukraine sounds like in January 2023 when said through chattering teeth. LAUGHS

  62. Night Owl July 9, 2022 at 9:51 am #

    Joe Bidet gives a speech and wants you to know what his cue card says:

    https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1545444306995011585?cxt=HHwWgoCzqZfawvIqAAAA

    • Disaffected July 9, 2022 at 1:10 pm #

      The guy to his left was smirking the whole time. Looked like Kammy started to do the same at the end. Must be hard to keep a straight face around the old bastard. Kind of like an SNL comedy sketch, only funnier.

  63. messianicdruid July 9, 2022 at 10:40 am #

    KesaAnna said, “For the longest time I have wondered what to reply — short of writing a frigging book — when people say Afghanistan cannot get its act together because Afghan ‘s are inferior.”

    Afgans are hampered by inferior belief system(s). Their g-o-d-s [ rulemakers ] are at war with the truth [ John 17:17 ].

    We are too, while the “perfect law of liberty” gathers dust on the corner table.

    • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 11:12 am #

      The Islamic states are ruled by Imams. Their education of the young is religious indoctrination. Some of the boys schools are based on memorization of the Quran. Girls, forget it.

      The violence of religion stems from the fact that theology, the interpretation of the holy literature, becomes interpreted by the most human of activity, politics.

      One of the basic tenets of politics is that if one person gets an idea and presents it, there will be some one else that takes exception to it.

      When something as intense as religion gets involved in politics, it gets violent very fast, the reason our FF split religion and state.

      Could it be one reason the country has split apart, that the religion of the Left and the Right is different and that fact makes it impossible to merge. It seems to be that each generation makes things worse. If so, a political split is inevitable.

      The secular side of religious fiefdoms make power control of the mob mandatory. It definitely makes control of input from Western ideologies necessary. Add on the tenets of the Quran that makes violent overthrow of other religions a matter of faith.

      So here is the US, importing Muslims, and Catholics hand over fist into a Conservative Protestant and Leftist atheist country. It amazes me to listen to the sociologists wondering why we have problems getting along.

      A question.

      If we split, should it be secular, or religious?

      • messianicdruid July 9, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        “If we split, should it be secular, or religious?”

        Get rid of hierarchy and you get rid of politics AND religion.

      • Slugoon July 9, 2022 at 6:03 pm #

        I’m interested in why you have linked the term leftist to atheist here, JAZ. I’m an atheist in the sense that I don’t believe in the supernatural but far from being a leftist as I understand it. Is that how it is in the US, conservatives = Christian, progressive = atheists, as a general rule?

        Also, on the subject of Muslims/Islam, who has it right? My experience here in the UK is that they have a strong identity that binds them together and they don’t suffer half of the PC/trans BS that is pushed by do-gooder Whites (and Blacks).

        I was admittedly suspicious of Islam for much of my adult life. My personal experience has changed all that. I admire them in many ways and would rather have them as my neighbours than half the shrieking Karens and Covidiots I have encountered these past few years.

    • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 11:53 am #

      Yeah, that and their IQ of 85, no smarter than Black Americans and perhaps just as violent – like much of the Muslim world actually. The Caucasians of North Africa are often just as dangerous.

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm #

      You don’t imagine it has anything to do with the fact that much of Afghanistan is desolate? I read once that the most successful civilizations have emerged in well watered, temperate regions.

      • gustafson.robert.22 July 9, 2022 at 5:01 pm #

        Well-watered and temperate until local populations desertify them with aggressive agriculture and irresponsible herding.

  64. JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 11:35 am #

    We are split Red and Blue.

    Why? Why are liberals liberal and conservative patriots conservative?

    What separates the two zealous groups?

    Think the basics of Maslow’s hierarchy. I have used the term “gimme” over and over. Is that the difference? Are the Leftists dependent folks that have to depend on someone to feed, clothe, house them? Is that why the Left grows in the cities? Conversely, is that why the Right seems to migrate to areas where they can take care of themselves. Is that is joke, could suburban Reds actually be independent? Are they actually the heart of the Purples, the folks sitting on the fence?

    Ironically, does the Left need the Right to “care” for them? If the Reds all went to one area, and the Blues all went elsewhere, could the Left exist without the Right?

    Great minds would like to know!

    • Anthea July 9, 2022 at 1:24 pm #

      Leftists are almost always government dependents, and most of them are government employees/retirees (directly or indirectly). There is literally not much more to it than that.

      Supporters an all-powerful, tyrannical government and a powerless, disarmed people are simply on the payroll.

  65. SpeedyBB July 9, 2022 at 11:45 am #

    I am a know-nothing when it comes to biochemistry or medicine. But I am an eager reader, and attempt to look at all sides of a question, particularly one as immediate and with such far-reaching implications as Cootie-19.

    Still, when I read the following, researched and written by medical professionals for medical professionals, I get an uneasy sensation, as no mention whatsoever is made of the slightest possibility that it is the mRNA boiling through bloodstreams that is at least somewhat at fault for “long Covid”.

    [from MEDPAGE TODAY]
    “More Complex Than One Definition

    Another emerging insight into long COVID is the probability that it is more than just one syndrome. Walter Koroshetz, MD, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, emphasized that even the name “post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2” suggests plurality.

    In fact, the experts who spoke with MedPage Today agreed that it has multiple different phenotypes and endotypes. As such, researchers will need to focus on developing not just one definition, but multiple definitions, each with clinically relevant algorithms and guidelines to help clinicians work through each version of long COVID.

    “They’re all important, but they’re all different,” Koroshetz, who is also the co-chair of the RECOVER Senior Oversight Committee, noted.

    According to David Putrino, PhD, the director of rehabilitation innovation at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City, the focus should be on identifying the endotypes of long COVID, including an immune-mediated type, a viral persistence-mediated type, and a chronic inflammation-mediated type.

    Furthermore, he said he believes there are probably 10 to 15 different causes of long COVID, which is why waiting to develop clinically meaningful definitions is critical for the sake of long COVID patients.

    “I think that given how hard it is to access adequate care right now, it is imperative that we keep the working definition of long COVID necessarily broad,” Putrino told MedPage Today.

    “He noted that more specific definitions — that lack foundational evidence — could lead to overemphasis on patient presentation that could harm efforts to diagnose and treat as many patients as possible.

    “For example, using positive PCR tests or antibody tests to identify long COVID cases would likely lead to health inequities, since people from historically underserved groups do not have equal access to those tests.

    “Putrino also noted that antibody tests have not performed as well as expected and that some patients did not experience seroconversion with COVID-19. The bottom line is that a specific definition for even one endotype of long COVID would likely mean that large groups of patients will be left out of any guidelines or algorithms in the future, he said.”

    Something is seriously wrong with this line of reasoning.

    • GreenAlba July 9, 2022 at 12:23 pm #

      Dr Shankara Chetty treated 7000 covid patients personally. Not one of them got long covid (or died, or was hospitalised). He defines long covid very simply – it is untreated moderate covid.

      If people are treated appropriately and timeously they don’t get long covid.

      • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 12:40 pm #

        Chetty treated patients directly, learning what the virus attacked, and what helped the patients.

        America’s cookbook medicine is hands off. I still have not heard of anything from our medical experts about treating Covid, only a dysfunctional vaxx. Pavloxid (sp) was the only thing presented but it’s tendency to allow reinfection within days has put it under suspicion. Fauci, the anointed one, got hit by this.

        The latest variant is supposedly getting around everything. The vaxx may lose all credibility at this point. What remains in America is avoidance of infection, all sociological problems, not medical.

        • thirdcoastlegend July 9, 2022 at 2:03 pm #

          The variant’s evasiveness makes perfect sense.

          It has had three years to mutate.

          The injections haven’t really been updated at all.

          • GreenAlba July 9, 2022 at 5:26 pm #

            The mutations are caused by the ‘vaccination’ programme. The virus has to mutate to get past the ‘vaccines’. If there had been no ‘vaccination’ programme, the virus would be less than a common cold by now, which it is anyway for many people. See the work of Geert Vandenbosche, who predicted the mutations at the start of the ‘vaccination’ programme. It’s why standard practice is NOT to start mass vaccination programmes during a pandemic.

            Also relevant is that it takes so long to do proper safety testing that by the time you have a safe vaccine, a pandemic would be over.

            But that was the old normal, and old science. Now we have ghoul science.

    • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 12:25 pm #

      Long time ago, a teacher told me about circumlocution, ie bearing around the bush.

      A method of justifying not doing anything about any irresolvable problem

      Your post is a perfect example. Very little has been done to figure out the mechanisms of Covid. Fauci has been an excellent selection to block all avenues of investigation into the virus and it’s workings.

      Dustin Hoffman in “Outbreak” said it well. “They want their weapon”. My words, no matter how many people are hurt.

      I have given up waiting for answers to what Covid is all about. Your post’s conundrums about how to investigate what is the cause of long term Covid could be started by selecting a group of folks from the long term group and doing blood tests on them looking for positive indicators of mRNA or s proteins. Also biopsies of affected areas of inflammation or lymph node contents near zones of inflammation should show evidence of mRNA or s proteins. The models say that both should be gone within a few weeks, work by Malone says that s proteins remain detectable until 60 days after vaxx. Some people are looking at pockets of the intestines holding viruses in hiding for long terms.

      I hope work is being done, but it will be attempted to be blocked by the agencies that will be clobbered by disclosure of what Covid is all about along with the vaxx. Our illustrious medical and national PTB.

      • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 12:27 pm #

        Beating around the bush.

  66. Jarek July 9, 2022 at 12:05 pm #

    “One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
    -Carl Sagan, “The Demon-Haunted World”

    Sounds like a good book. I, a haunter of bookstore, have never seen it or heard of it. But I read a few of his books. He was a fine writer.

    As for the quote itself, one is remined of Twain’s , it’s easier to trick people than to get them to admit they’ve been tricked. Alas for fallen man. His ego makes him very vulnerable on top of his dulled mind and clouded faculties.

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 9, 2022 at 12:11 pm #

      “I can’t be wrong; my ego is too invested.”

      • messianicdruid July 9, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        “A fool decides a matter before he has heard it.”

        • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 2:48 pm #

          Exactly! Like siding, sight unseen, based purely on gender.

          Blatant misandry.

          —–

          “Stunning.” Hahahaha!

          Delusional? Absolutely.

          Stunned? No doubt.

          “Stunning”? Hahahaha!

    • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 12:53 pm #

      Spoken by a first-class bamboozler, Carl Sagan

      • malthuss July 9, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

        define that B word.

  67. Jarek July 9, 2022 at 12:44 pm #

    Saint Andrew of Anglin

    Twitter claims this is a real person. Others differ.
    The first rule of deal-making is that you always have to be able to walk away from the table. This is what I tell people with regards to women – there is no possible way any relationship can work if you’re not ready to get up and walk away at any moment.

    Elon is now saying he’s walking away from the Twitter deal.

    RT:

    Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk has canceled his previously agreed $44 billion deal to buy Twitter, accusing the social media company of “material breach of multiple provisions” of the merger agreement in a letter on Friday evening.

    Under the April 25 agreement, Twitter was obligated to provide Musk with the data he requested, in order to “make an independent assessment of the prevalence of fake or spam accounts on Twitter’s platform,” said the letter, sent by his attorneys to the company’s Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde.

    Twitter Chief Legal Officer Vijaya Gadde
    Musk said that information was necessary to finance and plan the buyout and “engage in transition planning” for the firm, but Twitter “failed or refused” to provide it, the lawyers said. The company either ignored his requests, “rejected them for reasons that appear to be unjustified,” or claimed to comply while giving Musk “incomplete or unusable information,” according to the letter.

    The billionaire maker of spaceships and electric cars first disclosed a large purchase of Twitter shares in early April, then proposed to buy the platform outright. The company’s board at first sought to fight off the hostile takeover with “poison pills,” then accepted his offer on April 25.

    I don’t know that this is a real thing he’s doing, or if he’s just showing he’s ready to walk away. My thought is that it’s just negotiation strategy posturing.

    That seems to be the thought of investors as well, because Twitter stock only dropped 5% on the news.

    Elon has said that he wants to run the Western version of China’s WeChat, and the reason he is buying Twitter is to turn it into that. He has said that if he can’t buy Twitter, he’ll start from scratch. But it would obviously be a lot easier to start from Twitter. And he’s already got the money.

    Twitter is clearly lying about the number of bots, so it’s not surprising they would refuse to let him look at the data. But that’s ultimately only a couple billion difference on a deal he’s already got the money together for, and which will make that loss back quickly.

    The other option is that he does have some dark secret that the media/intelligence agencies have dug up, and the [redacted] are telling him to back out or else. That’s possible. Seems unlikely though. I think he’s a pretty straightforward person, and only seems interested in old skanks. They already turned his kid into a tranny and dropped the news of his secret twins.

    I’m certainly not happy with any news that the deal might not happen, but this doesn’t totally worry me. It seems to be posturing.

    Jarek: God bless you Andrew. By God we’ll have a home again, by God we’ll have a home.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 12:51 pm #

      So now the woke employees of Twitter will be dancing in the streets celebrating “free speech”

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

      Yeah i had the exact same notion as Mr. Anglin that this is all part of the negotiating and bargaining process. It certainly does not appear to be a victory for the censorship wing within twitter given they are now lashing out and want to force Elon to purchase the company. I saw somewhere that all of this now puts twitter in existential jeapordy because in legal proceedings which could be forthcoming twitter can provably be shown to have fabricated a lot of info on formal company filings etc.

      • Jarek July 9, 2022 at 2:56 pm #

        Hope so. We need a big free (at least relatively) online forum. Anglin says that Elon will build his own if it all falls thru. I hadn’t heard that before.

        • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 3:35 pm #

          Oh I hadn’t heard that either but he certainly has the resources for it. I do worry that the regime will put a lot of legal and regulation obstacles in his way to try to prevent him from doing that.

  68. Jarek July 9, 2022 at 1:15 pm #

    Elon musk is terminating his agreement to buy Twitter: So basically Twitter has a huge amount of spam accounts —way more than they let on — and has gotten busted for it!!!
    As I said weeks ago spam accounts are probably 50% not 5% of Twitter users.

    Don Jr, July 8

  69. Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 1:21 pm #

    SCOTUS has over-turned the 2020 Election.

    Roe v Wade was a smokescreen while they examined evidence on a secret docket. Cavanagh, Coney-Barrett and Roberts & their families are being secured from the Deep State (who killed Abe).

    BoJo’s resignation was part of what is happening. Trudeau will fall. Macron, Dragi too.

    Donald J Trump is POTUS and will be back in the White House before August 1.

    • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 1:52 pm #

      Leviticus 19:11, Hawkins-san

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 2:10 pm #

        1- Did you read Green Alba’s post on Leviticus 19:11, Crusher? It turns out that the ancient Greek word has been lost to time and that it has been translated as all sorts of things throughout the ages.

        2- In fact, it could not possibly be your translation as the word “homosexual” did not exist until the late 1800s in German and around 1900 in English.

        3- Before that, it was often translated to mean “masturbation” which must be very concerning for you, you jerk off.

        4- Even using this current, disputed translation, it seems to refer to male-on-male homosexuality, not lesbians.

        5- Of course I am concerned for my adult daughter’s soul. You ridiculing my daughter for your sadistic pleasure in hurting me is beyond the pale, Crusher. Shame on you.

        6- You called me a hypocrite because you thought that I was praying for Griner while also celebrating Abe’s assassination. Now that it has been proven, beyond shadow of doubt, that you were completely Wrong with your head up your ass, will you apologize for such a horrific, unfounded, inaccurate accusation of me or will you Just continue being a jerk off?

        • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 3:29 pm #

          NO NO NO Hawklins-San. The scripture in question was 1st Corinthians 6:9 and I presented a rebuttal by a heterosexual. male who totally disputed the interpretation Green Alba presented. You claim to be a Christian, and you think Leviticus 19:11 is connected with homosexuality? No, no no, Hawkins -San Leviticus 19:11 says “THou shalt not lie” Thou shalt not lie. Whether I’m a jerk off or not is a moot point. You and Alba may present all the alternative meanings to 1st Corinthians 6:9, but Romans 1:26 sounds the death knell. (For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.) Sorry

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 4:32 pm #

            I Just now read Leviticus 19:11. I was expecting another verse supporting your painful assertion that my adult daughter is damned to Hell for her lesbianism.

            Instead, I see that you are calling me a Liar as well as a Hypocrite.

            I did not lie to you, Crusher, and your allegations of hypocrisy were based on your proven error and misunderstanding.

            These are horrific, unfounded, unTrue allegations and I demand an apology.

        • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 3:31 pm #

          Oh and by the way: Why would you be concerned about your adult daughter’s soul since you don’t seem to believe homosexuality is Biblical abomination?

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 3:42 pm #

            You are so very presumptuous, Crusher.

            I never said that homosexuality is not a Biblical abomination. What do I know?

            I never lied.

            I never claimed to be a Theologian.

            I have Faith, am trying to learn and worry for my daughter’s soul. Green Alba posts something that appears to be Good news for my daughter’s eternal fate and I cling to that because I Hope she joins God’s kingdom after Judgement Day. That is admirable of me, in my humble opinion.

            May God bless you, Crusher.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 4:10 pm #

            I am still awaiting your apology for calling me a hypocrite based solely (soully?) on your completely erroneous misunderstanding of what I had actually said.

          • jim e July 9, 2022 at 6:36 pm #

            Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickl

            John 13:23 – 27

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm #

            Thank you, jim e.

            You are Truly of the very Best of men.

    • malthuss July 9, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

      Q or some bloggers insisted DT would be back in WH by april 2021.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 2:16 pm #

        I don’t know about that, malt. I Believe that it was not Q as I Believe he had gone silent by then.

        I do always marvel at the Logical fallacy:

        People have been predicting the End of Times for centuries [with the then unsaid ridiculous conclusion:

        They were wrong, therefore, these Times will never End.]

        There is a prison barge off New York City Right now. July 2022 is Show Time, methinks!

        • malthuss July 9, 2022 at 8:12 pm #

          People have been predicting the End of Times for centuries ..
          The ones who waited back then saw the end of their time.

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 2:23 pm #

      Wait, what? The Supreme Court overturned the election? This seems like a cruel bamboozle OG.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 2:35 pm #

        I hear tell that SCOTUS did so on Wednesday, June 29, SSL. I hear tell that the Biggest sting operation in mankind’s history is now bearing fruit. I hear tell that there will be massive arrests. I hear tell that there will be Real Justice in our crooked World.

        Yes, of course, it could be a cruel bamboozle but …

        UK government Really has resigned en masse.

        Abe Really was assassinated.

        The Georgia Guidestones Really were demolished.

        —–

        Hold on to your hat! Here we go!

        • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 2:52 pm #

          Actually i’ll need to pack for the trip. Ugghh i’ve been needing a vacation since forever. These are really some crazy times OG. I’ll have to do more research on that one. I do remember hearing that they were going to be taking up some sort of dispute over a controversial election law.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 3:12 pm #

            www(dot)bitchute(dot)com/video/cjviBzywbaOr/

        • Hereward the Woke July 11, 2022 at 8:13 am #

          Sounds like more Q bullshit. Two More Weeks!

    • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 3:18 pm #

      Wow what a complete load of bullshit.

      I’ll be back here in a month to repost this and laugh at you all over again.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 3:22 pm #

        Who is following whom?

        May God bless you, Mary.

    • Cruizin Suzin July 10, 2022 at 9:09 pm #

      Where did you dig THAT up, OGH?

  70. BackRowHeckler July 9, 2022 at 1:47 pm #

    Sign held up by a young (militant) woman at a Jane’s Revenge rally in DC.

    ‘I’VE HAD 3 ABORTIONS’

    You Go, Girl!

    • CrusherMuldoon July 9, 2022 at 1:53 pm #

      Let’s see: Chad Tyrone and Rodrigo?

    • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 2:05 pm #

      OMG, the things people are proud to announce!!

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 2:37 pm #

        As prophesized, Satan has taken control of this completely lost generation.

      • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 3:41 pm #

        Q. Maybe it is a status symbol in today’s young society.

    • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 3:40 pm #

      Wow! A poster child for the Dem Stupidification program.

      Preggers three time, in spite of government sex education programs, and all forms of contraception.

      Old adage applies here?

      Fool me once, shame on you.

      Fool me twice, shame on me.

      Fool me three times, ???????

      • benr July 9, 2022 at 6:22 pm #

        If this was on the public dime third time should be sterilized as well.

  71. malthuss July 9, 2022 at 1:54 pm #

    Brandeis University declared that word “picnic” is “oppressive language” because picnics are associated with “lynchings of black people in the United States.”

    Wait til they hear about the plan to decorate their own name with parentheses.

    • BackRowHeckler July 9, 2022 at 2:49 pm #

      So is ‘Picnic’ a banned word? At Brandeis, what’s the penalty for inserting the word ‘Picnic’ in a sentence? Expulsion? A $50 fine?

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 3:20 pm #

        What about ‘rope’? Can I say: ‘rope’?

        Tree? Branch? Noose? Chevy?

        • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 12:59 pm #

          The Vedantics say that this world is a rope that people imagine to be a snake in the dimness of twilight. If upon seeing such a “snake” one jumped and cut one’s foot, they could die from the imagined snake bite’s venom, such being the power of the mind.

      • Blackbird July 9, 2022 at 8:29 pm #

        At a school that ridiculous, I think the most severe penalty that could be applied, would be to force the student to remain enrolled.

    • BackRowHeckler July 9, 2022 at 2:51 pm #

      Last night on the streets of Philly a gang of about 6 joggers beat a 72 year old man to death with traffic cones. What’s the penalty for that?

      • elysianfield July 10, 2022 at 11:06 am #

        ” What’s the penalty for that?”

        BRH,
        It was but a harmless jape. The youths were merely annoying the old cracker with what turns out to be non-threatening rubber cones. He had enraged the group when he tried to cross the road to avoid their seemingly juvenile antics. He was obviously a racist, and several of the group opined that, being as old as he was, he probably had owned slaves…or maybe was responsible for putting their daddy in jail, or otherwise keeding them down. A jury of their “peers” will met out punishment, if punishment is deemed appropriate.

        Old bastard was gonna die soon, anyway….

        • Hereward the Woke July 11, 2022 at 8:14 am #

          Some people coned someone.

    • Blackbird July 9, 2022 at 8:34 pm #

      Indeed, the very whisper of the word “picnic” stirs in my heart fond memories of my antebellum youth.

      They must have already banned “father” due to its association with white privilege.

  72. Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 1:57 pm #

    There was just a loud crash outside my man cave door. I yelled out “What was that??” No answer. Could one of the cats have knocked something over? But what, there’s nothing out there to knock over.

    I went out of my cave and there was Peter picking up broken dishes off the floor. I asked ‘what happened?’ He said he tripped while carrying his aluminum tray of stuff.

    This confirms my belief (as I described a day or two ago) that Peter would ultimately trip, fall, break his hip, go to a nursing home and die there exactly as his mother did 8 years ago.

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 2:41 pm #

      Why should you allow that to confirm your belief Q. Did you fuss at Peter? Clearly it would seem as if he needs to be told that he is not allowed to walk and carry an aluminum tray with stuff any longer. If you have to lock up everything so that he must ask then so be it. That means more caretaking of course but that appears to be your burden to bear.

    • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 7:17 pm #

      Because he dropped a tray?

      Hmmm.

      • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 10:08 pm #

        Because he dropped a tray? – MQ

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

        When my wife got home from the play in NYC I told her about the incident. She grilled Peter and learned that both he and the tray of dishes crashed to the floor but no broken bones. Give it more time, my prediction still holds.

        • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 1:01 pm #

          So do something to stop it – like installing him in the living room. You must suffer more, Qeeg!

        • MaryQueen July 10, 2022 at 9:40 pm #

          I guess we’ll see, then.

      • Anthea July 10, 2022 at 1:51 pm #

        @ MaryQueen:

        I think the key thing when it comes to finding fault with someone is this: “Was this an isolated fuck up, or is there a pattern here?”

        We all screw up from time to time–sometimes spectacularly. The question is, do we screw up everything, all the time? If so, why?

        In Peter’s case, there is probably some degree of dementia. Could be a lifelong problem. Maybe the guy has always been on the autism spectrum. People with dementia can be very, very hard to put up with. Your best bet in cases like that is to make your peace with it as best you can, and not let it eat you up emotionally. Offer up your sufferings for the conversion of sinners. Say the Prayer to St. Michael (“defend us in battle). You are in a battle against negative thoughts, emotions, and reactions. Believe it or not, this helps a lot. This is a way of caring for yourself, so to speak.

        • Q. Shtik July 10, 2022 at 2:08 pm #

          Say the Prayer to St. Michael – Anthea

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

          Oh, Puleez!!

        • MaryQueen July 10, 2022 at 9:41 pm #

          He might also just be Aspergers. Isn’t that like autism-lite?

          I’m starting to think everyone over 60 has some combo of Alzheimers, Aspergers or autism.

    • Blackbird July 9, 2022 at 8:26 pm #

      Yeah, I think you’ve only got the first two cards in that confirmation straight. You still need: broken hip, nursing home, and last – but hardly least – death.

      But I do appreciate your optimism.

  73. docmartin July 9, 2022 at 2:17 pm #

    I still say it’s exhausting to get through Jim’s descriptive phrases to get to the point. Bad men bad. Good men good. Crime pays.

    • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 2:40 pm #

      Oh ya? To each their own, I guess. Mr K’s eloquent essays are highlights for my week … and I read constantly.

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 2:45 pm #

      The caveman says as he beats his chest

    • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 3:44 pm #

      I still say it’s exhausting to get through Jim’s descriptive phrases to get to the point. – docmartin

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

      My main concern in reading literature is not merely ‘getting to the point’ but rather enjoying the whole trip to the point.

      • Q. Shtik July 9, 2022 at 3:58 pm #

        My main concern in reading literature is not merely ‘getting to the point’ but rather enjoying the whole trip to the point. – Q.

        ===========

        I will concede this much. There are some writers who are simply interminable. Take Henry James, author of The Ambassadors…….. Please!!!

        • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 5:08 pm #

          Henry James. I posted the following story a few years ago.

          From A Backward Glance by Edith Wharton

          The most absurd of these episodes occurred on another rainy evening when James and I chanced to arrive at Windsor long after dark. […] While I was hesitating and peering out into the darkness James spied an ancient doddering man who had stopped in the rain to gaze at us. ‘Wait a moment, my dear—I’ll ask him where we are’; and leaning out he signalled to the spectator.

          ‘My good man, if you’ll be good enough to come here, please; a little nearer—so,’ and as the old man came up: ‘My friend, to put it to you in two words, this lady and I have just arrived here from Slough; that is to say, to be more strictly accurate, we have recently passed through Slough on our way here, having actually motored to Windsor from Rye, which was our point of departure; and the darkness having overtaken us, we should be much obliged if you would tell us where we now are in relation, say, to the High Street, which, as you of course know, leads to the Castle, after leaving on the left hand the turn down to the railway station.’

          I was not surprised to have this extraordinary appeal met by silence, and a dazed expression on the old wrinkled face at the window; nor to have James go on: ‘In short’ (his invariable prelude to a fresh series of explanatory ramifications), ‘in short, my good man, what I want to put to you in a word is this: supposing we have already (as I have reason to think we have) driven past the turn down to the railway station (which in that case, by the way, would probably not have been on our left hand, but on our right) where are we now in relation to…’

          ‘Oh, please,’ I interrupted, feeling myself utterly unable to sit through another parenthesis, ‘do ask him where the King’s Road is.’

          ‘Ah—? The King’s Road? Just so! Quite right! Can you, as a matter of fact, my good man, tell us where, in relation to our present position, the King’s Road exactly is?’

          ‘Ye’re in it’, said the aged face at the window.

        • BackRowHeckler July 9, 2022 at 5:31 pm #

          I started ‘Anna Karanina’ a few weeks ago, my summer reading project. 3 chapters in I’m already having trouble keeping the characters with their Russian names straight — made more difficult since Tolstoy assigns more than one name to each character — sometimes referred to by his position, his rank, his title etc. And it’s even more confusing with the female characters.

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 6:28 pm #

            Reading Russian literature is definitely a challenge at first. When I was faced with the same daunting task of remembering names, I just stopped trying, because eventually you will know them all and who they are. You just have to let it happen naturally.

            And now “Raskolnikov” rolls off my tongue easily even 20 years after I read “Crime and Punishment.”

          • Sean Coleman July 9, 2022 at 6:40 pm #

            I bought Portrait Of A Lady when I was a young man and I scarcely got past page one. I never read Tolstoy but I loved Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, not that i understood all that much of it. It was an easy read all the same. The Brothers Karamazov was also interesting but even harder to follow althought it was also very interesting. When I was a thirteen year-old i found the Just William children’s books very hard to follow and Billy Bunter too. The English public school was a complete mystery. Yet I thoroughly enjoyned Tom Brown’s Schooldays two years earlier. Treasure Island defeated me as quickly as James. I eventually read it about a dozen years ago and it was hard enough even then to work out exactly what was happneing. My elder sister could breeze through all of these. Shhe read Catch 22 in an afternnon. Mind you, she could remember little afterwards.

          • Hereward the Woke July 11, 2022 at 8:16 am #

            Agreed, BRH. Great book but no-one seems to be called Steve or Trish.

      • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 4:02 pm #

        Exactly, Q.

        Not that I’m complaining [It is Just the opposite, in fact: I am Truly amazed at how Mr K can keep churning out these golden nuggets at the pace of twice per week!] but I always want MORE.

        As I read and scroll, I am inevitably disappointed when I see “the end is near.”

    • Blackbird July 9, 2022 at 8:23 pm #

      God made you.

      God’s gonna kill you.

      But if you apologize,

      He may let you live.

      the bible – Available at docmartin’s condensed books

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 10:59 pm #

        Hahahahahaha!

      • SpeedyBB July 10, 2022 at 3:01 am #

        Burma Shave

      • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 2:33 pm #

        Mary likes you beebee!

        • MaryQueen July 10, 2022 at 9:38 pm #

          The one thing you get right!

          I loves me some BB!

  74. Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 4:17 pm #

    Nicaragua Authorizes Entry of Russian Troops on Its Territory

    dialogo-americas(dot)com/articles/nicaragua-authorizes-entry-of-russian-troops-on-its-territory/#.YsnhkzfMI2w

    BY LORENA BAIRES/DIÁLOGO
    JULY 07, 2022

    The Daniel Ortega-Rosario Murillo regime has authorized Russian personnel, ships, and aircraft to enter Nicaragua from July 1 to December 31, 2022. The Russian troops will participate in humanitarian aid, military exercises, and operations against illicit activities on the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the June 7 decree in the official Gazette indicated.

    “The region has reason to feel threatened. Nicaragua bought offensive as opposed to defensive armament from the Russians. The 80 tanks that it acquired are perfectly suited for armed entry into any of the capitals of Central America,” former opposition lawmaker, lawyer, and political analyst Eliseo Núñez told Diálogo. “The Russians in Nicaragua, with conventional and technological military capabilities, are a danger to the region. We already see what is happening in Costa Rica with hackers blocking the internet […], who coincidentally are from Russia.”

    —–

    Shoe … Other foot.

    • SpeedyBB July 10, 2022 at 3:18 am #

      B – B – B – But Monroe Doctrine!

      (So how’s about Marilyn Monroe Doctrine?)

      (All the centuries of resentment, curdled by envy, directed at Tio Sam, is bound to be extruded at some point. No country of Latinoamerica has anything like the military oomph to do anything but they certain have the feeling.)

      I laughed deliciously when I heard that the Bush Crime Family had invested heavily in a vast latifundium in Paraguay, presumably as a bolt hole (only my presumption). If you want to feel real bad about the state of humanity just read the Wiki entry on the blood-drenched history of that sorry land-locked republiquita. Paraguay, for God’s sake.

      Here’s how it might go down: the BCF 777 has set down on the runway at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport, in Luque, near Asunción, escaping mass civil conflict and economic collapse in El Coloso del Norte. They got while the gittin’ was good.

      The Boeing taxis to a predetermined spot on the tarmac where an officer in full uniform gets on a walkie-talkie to the air crew.

      “Welcome to Paraguay, putos gringos. You will come off the aircraft and board the buses which will take you directly to Paraguayan Intelligence Headquarters. Your squad of bodyguards will turn in all weapons and communication devices to our military police. We will assume control of your stash of gold bullion in the cargo hold for ‘safekeeping’.

      “If you are very lucky, we will let you live. Maybe even leave the country someday. In the meantime consider yourselves illegal immigrants and suspected smugglers.

      “The cabin crew will now open the door of the aircraft and you will all exit with your hands raised above your head, putos gringos. Otherwise, we will commence the festivities by blowing holes in the aircraft’s fuselage with our CIA-supplied RPGs.

      “Welcome to Paraguay.”

      • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 1:03 pm #

        Yes, one dictator mandated that Whites must marry non-Whites. There was a war and the whites lost. So there are very few Whites left in the that sorry land. A triumph of the Good from the Marxist pov.

  75. Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 4:39 pm #

    Leviticus 19:5-8 clearly states that all meat must be consumed within 2 days of butchering.

    I guess all us Safeway carnivores are in Big trouble.

    • JohnAZ July 9, 2022 at 8:33 pm #

      Nah

      When God and Moses gave us Leviticus, there were not many refrigerators or freezers around. Meat spoils in two days unless smoked or salted.

      • SpeedyBB July 10, 2022 at 3:23 am #

        That, I learned to my dismay, is what gave rise to the huge trade in spices from the Indies (where I ended up.) Sailors’ jumpers had no pockets, to prevent them from smuggling cloves of nutmeg, cardamom and pepper, worth more by weight in Europa than gold.

        The spices were used to cloak the gathering stench in rotting meat.

        Enjoy, carnivores.

  76. tom clark July 9, 2022 at 5:18 pm #

    May 2007–$62/barrel–$3.15 at the pump

    July 2022 (15 years later)–$99/barrel–$4.59 at the pump

    The world is coming to an end! Just sayin’

    • gustafson.robert.22 July 9, 2022 at 8:46 pm #

      Nothing ever really changes much.. till it does one day, one decade or one century.

    • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 9:51 pm #

      But isn’t that just one data point. It seems like you might need more to conclude the world is ending?

  77. MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 5:20 pm #

    Sex work is rewarding, pupils told by education providers

    “Providers of sex education in schools are teaching children that prostitution is a “rewarding job” and failed to advise a 14-year-old girl having sex with a 16-year-old boy that it was illegal.

    Outside organisations teaching children about sex also promote “kinks” such as being locked in a cage, flogged, caned, beaten and slapped in the face, The Times has found.”

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/35cd493a-fee1-11ec-88db-ae1b6b9bdd3e

  78. MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 7:36 pm #

    They’ve done this too here in the states, only there was no farmers’ revolt. Which is very concerning.

    Dutch Farmers Protest Climate Policies They Say Could Drive Them Out of Business and Fuel Global Hunger Crisis

    “Dutch farmers are protesting new climate policies they say will force them to kill off livestock and drive them out of business — policies which some argue also will drive up consumer food prices and contribute to the global hunger crisis.”

    https://childrenshealthdefense.org/defender/dutch-farmers-protest-climate-policies-global-hunger-crisis/

    • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 7:37 pm #

      It’s obviously no coinkydink that propaganda like are starting to permeate popular media:

      https://twitter.com/MarinaMedvin/status/1544508946999906311

    • malthuss July 9, 2022 at 8:14 pm #

      the depopulation agenda.

      • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 8:24 pm #

        That Nicole Kidman vid reminds me of the humiliation rituals all those ‘stars’ continually have to be subjected to, per the Vigilant Citizen site (as well as 100s of others I’ve read).

        Just ugh.

        • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 9:08 pm #

          Kinda like this:

          https://vigilantcitizen.com/pics-of-the-month/symbolic-pics-of-the-month-07-22/

          • SoftStarLight July 9, 2022 at 10:05 pm #

            Are they really subjected or are they willing participants? Some of them surely must be aware and fully onboard?

          • MaryQueen July 9, 2022 at 10:58 pm #

            I think that initially they might be willing but then it gets creepier and more horrific, and they don’t know how to get out of it.

            They do sell their souls, figuratively and literally.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 9, 2022 at 11:54 pm #

            Here is an interesting quote from that webpage:

            Speaking of biblical things, pride has always been considered the worst sin of all. Proverbs 11:2 says “When pride comes, then comes disgrace”.

            Of course, I whole-heartedly agree. Pride is so very evil.

          • MaryQueen July 10, 2022 at 1:04 am #

            Yes, and O.G. you show more pride up here than anyone else.

            You consider yourself the arbiter of who goes to heaven or hell: PRIDE.

            I guess projection is your biggest problem. You should probably work on that.

          • Oscar Gordon Hawkins July 10, 2022 at 1:48 am #

            You make no sense, Prideful Mary, but that does not keep you from yippin.’

            You literally changed your handle on CFN to boast of your Pride, for Goodness sake!

            I am not the arbitrator and I never once claimed to be. God is. D’uh!

            We can, however, recognize those who will be damned to Hell by God’s decision on Judgement Day. Only those who repent their sins even have a sniff of a chance at receiving God’s forgiveness and mercy.

            It’s not a secret and it has nothing to do with my little thoughts.

            Yet you continue building strawmen and ad homming, Prideful Mary.

          • Sean Coleman July 10, 2022 at 7:58 am #

            Leading Irish journalist Claire Byrne ate them on air some months ago, I hear. John Waters and Gemma O’Doherty were discussing it in a live stream. From memory:

            Gemma: I wonder how they got her to agree to it?

            John: I can tell how the conversation went.

            Them: “You will eat them.”

            Claire Byrne: (in pompous voice) “Don’t you know who I am?”

            Them: “You rae going to eat them anyway.”

            A dozen years ago I saw British broadcaster Stephen Fry eat a chocolate containing a whole insect on the comedy quiz QI. He complained of nausear immedatiately afterwards.

            This symbolism thing is extraordinary. I would have been very sceptical in the past, but not now.

          • MaryQueen July 10, 2022 at 9:26 am #

            Yes, Sean, I don’t really think these celebs just one day decide they are going to eat bugs.

            I’m guessing the convo goes a lot like what you say in your recap.

    • Woodchuck July 10, 2022 at 10:23 am #

      After the real global famine is fully underway, and food is rationed in the USA with shortages of basic things like butter, eggs, and coffee, discussion on CFN will change. No longer will women wonder about what men are good for. With rationed and sometimes non existent fossil fuel supplies, hard work will be done by human and animal muscle instead of machines. Women will find males who can cut trees, split firewood, make lumber, dig foundations by pick and shovel etc. very desireable. Our fossil fuel lifestyle provides each one of us with the equivalent of something like a thousand or so slaves. Take all those “slaves” away and the only way for a civilized life to continue will be by hand, not by machine. There’s a lot of work out there in places like construction, farming, etc. that require a lot of muscle. Work that women simply cannot do nearly as well because they aren’t built for it. But there will be an equal amount of vital work women will be performing in other areas. If CFN is still around then, we won’t be squabbling here anymore about gender issues. We’ll be very grimly and seriously discussing about how to produce our food without farmers doing it for us. A well fed person has countless problems and issues, such as not being able to figure out what men are useful for. Or the issues about proper pronoun usage. A starving person only has one problem, all the rest are insignificant.

      • Jarek July 10, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

        Yes, then the question will be: What are women good for?

      • MaryQueen July 10, 2022 at 2:36 pm #

        Only women can give birth to humans, and women are best at raising children to adulthood. Kinda important, I’d say.

        • Woodchuck July 10, 2022 at 3:48 pm #

          Well, the idea of women being best at raising children to adulthood has been tried in our large cities. In particular in the black neighborhoods where the state replaces a father’s role in providing for a living. And it’s on the woman’s shoulders to try being a mom and a dad at the same time. Candace Owens, I believe it is, has been speaking publically about these issues. At the moment, this social arrangement has produced very poor results.